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4 REASONS WHY I LOVE LOKI (MY INTERNSHIP COMPANY)

24/3/2017 

Today marks the last day of my internship in LOKi Media. It has been nothing but a fun and memorable journey with the team over the past 3 months. There are just so much memories in this company....

Honestly, LOKi wasn't my first choice. It was not part of my plan. I actually got accepted by another company at first, but some shit happened and I got into LOKi (thank you boss for accepting my last-minute request!!!). You know how they say the best things always come unplanned, unexpected? Yea, that's how I feel about LOKi.  

Before starting my internship, I was like damn it's so going to be a long journey! The thought of going into a completely new environment and working with new people for 3 months made me feel excited and anxious at the same time. But in the blink of an eye, I'm already officially done with one of the most important phases in my life, and I'm so, so glad to have joined LOKi. And here are the reasons why...

1) Making new friends 

Picture taken from Krystal's Instastory hahahaha

Before joining LOKi, I thought internship is just going to be work x5. But joining LOKi has proven me wrong. It's not only about the "work" here, it's more about the "people". I never thought that I would meet so many new friends and build new friendships here in this company. Shoutout to my intern buddies, Quin-Nee and Krystal who made work more fun (they call us the Powerpuff Girls). Before I left the company today, I gave them a tight hug and I couldn't help but cried as so many good memories sprung to my head. I will never forget how we met, how we spent our lunch time together talking nonsense and sharing stories. Thank you for all the good times together. :')  

2) Friendly people, friendly working environment


It did not take me long to adapt into the culture of the organisation. The people there are so friendly, nice and fun! They treat you like a family and make sure you don't feel left out. The boss is also the best boss that I have ever worked with. He is so humble, affable and open-minded. He treats everyone of us like a friend and always jokes around - so there's really no employer-employee gap between us. Also, boss is a sweet-talker. On my last day, I asked him whether he has hired new interns to replace me and my intern buddy. He told us that nope he hasn't found any, and that we are irreplaceable. awwwww :') Nonetheless, he has given me so many learning opportunities and I really couldn't thank him more for that. 

3) No dress code 
I still remember before I start working in the company, I asked my boss whether there is a dress code in the company, and he said nope. I was like YAY. There's no need to wear formal in the company, so on some lazy days, I just dressed up in my sweatshirt and jogger to work hehehe.

4) Learning opportunities 
If you are studying Mass Communication / Graphic Designer / Web Development and are looking for an internship placement in a digital marketing agency, LOKi is the place (and has a place) for you. Throughout the course of my internship, I worked as a social media associate and I was assigned to many major tasks (not complaining because I was there to learn anyway). Working in a smaller agency allows me to be involved in bigger projects, which gave me a lot of learning opportunities. I got to understand more of what PR does in the real-world industry and I have gained so many invaluable experiences in LOKi. My supervisor also gave me a lot of feedbacks and encouragements, which really help to improve and develop myself. By the way, although LOKi is still considered a start-up, it has been working with many big clients which you can view on their website! So, if you work there as an intern, you will really get to learn a lot. 

All in all, it has been a really fun (and life-changing) journey with LOKi and I'm so thankful for everything!!!!! Actually, I've been offered a freelance job in LOKi so technically speaking, I haven't really left the company hahahaha but I will be working majorly from home.






Can't wait to see y'all again and thank you for treating me like a part of the family!!! 

On a serious note, they are hiring interns and full-timers. So feel free to check out their website and send in your CV / resume if you are interested to join the squad!

*Doing a favour for my boss because he forced me to HAHAHAHAHAH 
nah just kidding! Join LOKi, really! 



NOTHING ELSE BUT HEALTH


I will never forget about the pain I went through last night.

So I have been feeling rather weak lately and just a week ago, I was down to a flu and diarrhoea. And I guess it's probably due to the salmon sushi I had a week ago. The next day, I woke up feeling nauseous and I lost all my appetite to eat. I took meds and thought I recovered 2 days later.

Then I had dinner with my friend on Tuesday.

Had a creamy carbonara and I felt sick after having that dish. The next morning, I woke up with diarrhoea and I vomited the pasta that I had the previous night. After vomiting, I felt much better and thought it was just merely indigestion. And I just carried out my usual routine in the afternoon, feeling really normal and great.

In the evening, I got a stomachache, and the ache was similar to the kind of ache when you feel hungry. So I thought I was just hungry and I would be fine after having dinner. But after I had my dinner, the pain still lingered. Then, I took the Chinese pills that are meant for curbing stomachache. At around 11pm, the pain got more and more severe that I couldn't even walk....And no, the pain didn't feel like the usual "I-want-to-shit-stomachache". It just felt so painful that it was squeezing my intestines. And it hurt so badly even with just a slight movement...

I had no choice but to wake my parents up to send me to the hospital. I even felt like fainting and before I got into the car, I vomited. I felt like shit.

When I was in the car, I couldn't even lie down and I just hugged myself, with my head resting on the headrest of the front seat. My parents quickly drove me to the nearby hospital.

So I was required to do a quick check-up on my blood pressure, whether I have fever or not, and also to measure my weight. I was shocked when I see that I only weighed 42.5kg. That means I lost about 3kg recently because the last time I weight myself, I remember I was 46kg. I knew that my appetite wasn't really good lately but I never thought it would cause such a huge difference on my weight.

After the check-up, I was brought to the emergency room. The doctor gave me an injection and also drips for 1 hour+ and also did a blood test. He mentioned that if the pain gets severe after the drip, I would have to be hospitalised.

So I lied on the hospital bed, with my left hand lying straight beside me, and my right hand hugging my stomach. I felt so sad...and all of a sudden, I was like: so this is how sick patients feel....lying on the bed all day with the drip on your left hand and you can do nothing about it...you just couldn't move.

An hour later, the doctor came back to check on me and asked me how I felt. To be honest, I could still feel the pain...but the doctor said the drips won't deliver immediate effect. Anyway, I was discharged because the doctor said my blood test results show that I am normal.

When I got home, I just crawled up to my bed. I forced myself to sleep and forget about the pain. And I think I slept after a while because I guess I was just too tired. I woke up in the middle of the night, discovering that my period came. WTF. I hope the pain I felt wasn't due to pre-menstruation?

This morning, I woke up feeling better and I am grateful that I made it through a painful and horrible night...

I really don't wish to experience it again because it is really a scary experience...

And now I really wish for nothing else but health. Never ever take your good health for granted because you are just nothing without health, even you have all the money in the world.

P.S. Thank you everyone for your wishes, I am feeling better now! 




I NEED A DOCTOR..

Have you ever felt so sick that you feel the urge to see a doctor but you just didn't have the energy to drive all the way to the clinic / you just didn't have transportation at all? 

Well, I have experienced that before. 

I remember I was so sick that I vomited more than 5 times on the same day. It totally drained my energy dry and I could barely even move. What worsened the situation was that there's no medication at home, and NOBODY at home to take me to the doctor. I was literally stranded on my bed, waiting for my mum to get home from work and drive me to the clinic. It was such a terrible experience and at that point, I certainly wished there's a way to get a doctor to come to my house! 

Just imagine how bad the situation would have been if it the condition wasn't only vomiting but something far more dire, something that quickly leads to fatality with the absence of prompt medical attention?


NOW, THERE IS ACTUALLY A WAY TO "GET A DOCTOR TO COME TO MY HOUSE WITHIN 60 MINS".
Better yet, it can all be done with an app. 
What? What app? 



Introducing Doctor2U. the app that allows you to request a fully-licensed and experienced doctor on-demand, to your home, office or hotel! 

You can now request a Doctor on behalf of your loved ones or even for yourself! Doctor2U is to help individuals who are unable to access healthcare due to disability, old age, busy schedules or any other circumstances. From newborn babies to elderly parents.

I just found out about this app not long ago, and I think that it's a brilliant innovation which revolutionised the public's consumption of healthcare services. The app is definitely going to benefit a lot of people!


As of today, Doctor2U offers 3 kinds of services:

1) Doctor House Calls
As mentioned above, you can now request a doctor to arrive at your doorstep, and it is pledged that the aforesaid happens within 60 minutes.

2) Medication Delivery 
If you are certain of the kind of medication you need, you can also request for a medication delivery through the app! Alternatively, you can collect your medication in at any BP or Lovy Pharmacy outlet nationwide. To make things easier and faster, you can also snap a picture of your prescription and send it to the pharmacists through the app!!

3) FREE Live Chat
There are many times when we are unsure what kind of sickness we have and we just don't know whether there's a need to actually visit the doctor. Now, with Doctor2U, you can actually consult an experienced doctor, pharmacist, or nutritionist right from home, or even on-the-go!! You can even upload an image of your condition and send it to the healthcare providers so that they can better understand your condition.

I must say that I'm really amazed with this service!! I always tend to Google about the symptoms I observed on myself, trying to diagnose what's wrong with myself cluelessly. Unfortunately, sometimes websites can only tell you so much. So why not consult an actually experienced medical professional through this complimentary live chat system and get your doubts cleared?!

(And also, we all know how expensive some doctors can charge solely for diagnosis, and now that Doctor2U is offering this service for free, so shouldn't we be thankful for that?!)

Doctor2U is now available all over Malaysia, and their service is available 24 hours, seven days a week, so be assured that you can certainly get quality personal care anytime when you need it.

Doctor2U is available for download on both App Store and Google Play Store. Feel free to share this app around with your family and friends!! It will definitely come in handy at times, and they will surely thank you for it! ;) 

THE LAST HUG.

I never knew so many things could happen within such a short period. 

The drastic change in my life made me wonder if my life is a sad Korean drama.

I have to admit that I'm a pretty emotional person. I cried over trivial things. And I am just going to shamelessly tell you all that I always can't hold my tears back when I watch Korean dramas because their parting scenes are always so heartbreaking. 

I guess I just can't deal with parting, this shit is crazy. It drives me nuts and affects me emotionally and mentally. 

Yet, I still chose the path that would eventually lead me to being apart with the one who would have to leave. I already saw it coming. I knew this all along. Yet, the heart wants what it wants. And, despite knowing all the consequences that I would have to bear, I still went with it. Sometimes, I regretted for making this decision.

But sometimes, I just felt like it's worth it anyway because I had a great time and built good memories with him...but time just flies mercilessly, especially when we are having a good time. And the day has to come. It's today. 

I told myself it's okay, and we will definitely meet again. I told myself that I can't shed a tear today. I must be the strong and independent girl that I always am. But before I leave my house, I grabbed a pack of tissues nonetheless because I already knew...

This morning, we had breakfast together. I tried to act as if I'm okay. But the more I try to convince myself to be okay, the more I feel like throwing up. My body is already reacting to it when my mind still tries to convince my heart that everything will be okay. 

Then, as we walked slowly to the train ticket counter, I realised that my tears were already rolling in my eyes. Every step felt heavy. We sat by the bench after he has got his train ticket and he held my face and asked me not to cry anymore.

10 minutes went by and he gave me a last hug before he had to leave. I wish I could fucking freeze time and tears just welled up in my eyes as my vision became more and more blurry. I wiped them away quickly, just to see his face clearly for one last time. 

And there, he passed through the gate and waved me goodbye.

I thought I would burst into fucking tears, and being all dramatic and screaming "kajima" and shit (just like how Korean dramas always show), but surprisingly I did not. I just walked away, back to where I came from..

I don't know how our future is going to be like. 

I don't know when we will meet again. 

But one thing I know for sure is that, I will keep all these good memories in my heart. 

I know it's not going to be easy...but I really wish the best for us. 

Till we meet again.









EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: WHAT'S NEW IN SEPHORA?!

I was on cloud nine when Sephora sent me an invitation to attend their Spring Press Event last few weeks. I knew I couldn't miss this event because I'd been to their press event last year, and it was a BLAST. The press event is a big-scaled and huge event where many Sephora brands will participate and showcase their latest products to the media / bloggers. In the event, we get to try the newest products and interact with the lovely people from the brands. 

I feel super duper lucky to be invited by Sephora again this year to join in their fun! So I want you guys to join me too and be one of the firsts in Malaysia to see what's new in the beauty industry!!

LET'S GO!
I'm so excited to see KVD participating in this press event this year!!
The Alchemist Holographic Palette, which will be launched soon, is a crazily beautiful palette that consists of 4 prismatic, holographic shades!
They can be worn alone as eyeshadows or highlighters. Alternatively, it can be layered on top of any matte eyeshadows as a sparkling top coat! 
My camera didn't do the gorgeous pigments of this palette a justice, so I took this picture from their official website because I really want to show you how beautiful and luminizing the shades are! 
Soon, the KVD Lock-It Setting Mist and Setting Powder will be launched!! 
The all-new Pastel Goth matte eyeshadow palette, which comes in a range of soft tones, absolutely perfect for Spring!  
How the event looks like 
Moving on, I paid SkinInc's booth a visit, and I was introduced to their latest moisturiser, which feels super soft and smooth on my skin!
Also, SkinInc is famous for their skin supplement bar, which allows you to BUILD your own serum according to your own needs!! Isn't that amazing?
I also tried out the SkinInc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light, which helps to increase skin absorption using the full-spectrum LED. Nope, it's not painful and in fact, it just feels surprisingly comfortable when she massaged it on my hand.
I'm totally feeling the girly, hopeless romantic mood here! I mean, just look at the table set-up with rose petals and candles haha! 
So what's new in fresh is the Rose Deep Hydrating Facial Toner. It contains REAL rose petals that hydrate and tones the complexion. How beautiful is this?!! Apart from its aesthetic, I really love the soft texture of this toner! 

OK, next up, we have TARTE Cosmetics, which is one of my favourite cosmetic brands ever! 
Look at these brand new MATTE liquid lipsticks which are available in 20 wearable and gorgeous shades!! I WANT THEM ALL! 😭

I hopped to the BECCA Cosmetics booth after that and were introduced to their latest launches by this gorgeous lady! 
Becca Cosmetics has created an all-new PRIMER, which brightens up your skin and helps in blurring your imperfections!  
Besides, Becca Cosmetics will also be launching a silky soft setting powder, which comes in a beautiful glass jar! Want!
EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW FOR Y'ALL!! Botanist, which is a Japanese hair care brand, will be launched in Sephora soon in Malaysia!! Their shampoo is silicone-free and fully contains plant oils, which are really moisturizing to your hair!! I can't wait to try them and I will let you know what's my verdict! ;)
Here's Jxhia, getting her hair fixed with Percy & Reed's Dry Shampoo (which is absolutely one of my favs)!



The Alterna Caviar Color-Hold series 


Me trying the Caviar dry shampoo hehe!
MOONSHOT'S BIG BANG 10TH ANNIVERSARY LIP BALM AND HAND CREAM!!
*fangirl mode*
BLACK PINK LIPSTICKS OMG YAS. ANNYEONG JI-SOO AND JENNIE!! Okay, to be honest, the lipsticks are pretty good - gorgeous colours and moisturizing texture! 
There will be some awesome highlighting palettes coming up from ZOEVA, which I feel like owning ALL of them! 



Honestly, this holographic highlighter is super eye-catching! 


All matte eyeshadows from ZOEVA 

NEW EYESHADOW PALETTE 

NEW EYESHASDOW PALETTE 2 

PIGMENTATION IS ON POINT 


Tried out some of the new Marc Jacob lipsticks and I LOVE ALL THE COLOURS! 

Marc Jacob's highlighter is 💛

New IT Cosmetics eyeshadow palette! 

And the new IT Cosmetic eye cream, which has a really lightweight texture!! Can't wait to try this out! 

 The amount of gold in this picture!!! Gold-diggers like me will definitely love Stila's set-up. 😏
Beautiful palette with 6 matte shades and 6 shimmering shades!!! 
I can see that all the brands are definitely stepping up their highlighter game for Spring, including Stila! Look at how radiant these Heaven's Hues Highlighters are!! 
And of course, we have TOO FACED!! The Too Faced Sweet Peach collection will be available in Sephora from February onwards!!! 
YOU GUYS MUST GET THE TOO FACED SWEET PEACH PALETTE BECAUSE IT' HAS AMAZING COLOR PAYOFF. I'M USING IT EVERY DAY NOW, NO JOKE!! 
Sweet Peach Highlighting Palette and Papa Don't Peach Blush!


Hourglass' new creamy lipsticks with really nice sheen!



Beauty Blender has a new category extension - Liner Designer. It's a triple-edged eyeliner silicone guide that makes it easy for you to draw a sharp and perfect winged eyeliner. A pretty useful tool for beginners!


OUAI (pronounced as way) - my current favourite shampoo and conditioner brand - has launched a series of hair products, such as the Matte Pomade, which is a finishing paste that delivers easy-to-distribute matte texture, shape, and separation to hair. 
And lastly, we also have thisworks. It's famous for its "Deep Sleep" range, which targets people who have trouble falling asleep. For Spring, they came out a new range called the "Stress check" for people who are constantly stressed out. This range of products are made with aromatherapeutic ingredients which will help to relieve mental and physical stress! 

Alright, so that's all!! 
All the products will be launched soon in Sephora Malaysia, starting from February onwards!! 

Comment and let me know which products you are eyeing already! 😉



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