Saturday, March 23, 2019


Travel to Thailand has became my annual travel plans because seriously, who doesn't love Thailand with everything this beautiful country have to offer? Beautiful sceneries, gastronomical food even it's just street food, inspiring arts and crafts, my friends were funnily saying that "Reiko, Thailand is your second home."

 Laughter is gonna accompany us if we were to travel together

It was my honour to be invited to Tourism Authority of Thailand, Malaysia (TAT)'s "EAT THAI, VISIT THAILAND 2019" campaign that was held at Mr. Tuk Tuk at The Starling, Damansara Utama. 

Named after the most popular transportation in Thailand, Mr. Tuk Tuk started its business in Malaysia since year 2015.

Welcome speech by Mr. Ahman, Director of TAT Malaysia

Welcome speech by Mr. Ken Leong of Mr. Tuk Tuk

Thai street food is a MUST when visiting Thailand, from Tomyam to Thai barbecue, I could have Thai street food as my everyday meal when I was in Thailand. Mr. Tuk Tuk offers quality Thai street food in Malaysia and it was halal certified. In conjunction with this tourism campaign, we were among the first try out one of Mr. Tuk Tuk's five new dishes and one new beverages that were created for the occasion. They were iced thai lemongrass with crispy waterchestnut pearls, fried tofu with basil leaves, Thai seafood otak-otak, Thai fresh oyster with lime sauce, Thai pumpkin custard and Thai prawn salad with lemongrass. 

There's even a live cooking demo of how to make your own prawn salad with lemongrass! The best part? We get to do it our own too!

fresh ingredients prepared by Mr. Tuk Tuk, khob khun ka~

add sauce and stir well

our chef - Cinda!

voila! Our Thai prawn salad with lemongrass is ready to serve!

This healthy and thirst quencher - iced lemongrass with crispy waterchestnut pearls!

When Thai food is one of the objective of Malaysians travel to Thailand (4 million visitors from Malaysia in 2018! Highest in TAT-KL's record!! Wow!) Tourism Authority of Thailand released a new edition of MICHELIN food guide in 2019, that introduces wide variety of food from MICHELIN star restaurants, street food, HALAL food and may more that reaches from Phuket and Phang-Nga.

Mr. Tuk Tuk were so generous they prepared a variety of scrumptious Thai food for all the guests who attended the event:

Mango sticky rice, a must eat if you visit Thailand!

Hence introducing this EAT THAI, VISIT THAILAND 2019 campaign in collaboration with Mr. Tuk Tuk is the best promotion because we can eat and win great prizes such as a FREE trip to Bangkok for 2 person with 3 days 2 nights hotel stay, luggages, handbags and Mr. Tuk Tuk dining vouchers.

And I'm one of the lucky winner in the Instagram Contest held on the spot and I won a luggage! OMG! It totally fits for a 3 days 2 nights trip to Bangkok! I really have to plan another trip with my friends although I just went in January. I just love the vibes of Thailand so much!

This collaboration between tourism and restaurants in Malaysia begins from March 20th - April 30th 2019 and will be held at all eight outlets of Mr. Tuk Tuk in Malaysia, location as below:

  • Setia City Mall
  • Gamuda Walk
  • The Gardens
  • The Starling Mall
  • Sunway Pyramid
  • Sunway Velocity
  • Empire City
  • Nu Sentral

Thank you Tourism Authority of Thailand and Mr. Tuk Tuk for creating such a joyful event and having me! Remember to dine at Mr. Tuk Tuk from 20th March - 30th April and stand a chance to visit Amazing Thailand this year! I'm gonna travel to Thailand again definitely, hopefully soon!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


I think most of you already know that some of my makeup, skincare and hair care products are from Althea Korea, currently no.1 K-Beauty online portal that has the best price policy and authenticity guarantee on every products selling on their website. 

Not long ago, they started The Althea Brand which caters to beauty lovers who likes good products with lower price. I've introduced quite a few of Althea Exclusives products on my social platforms so you can see them here, here, here and this youtube video I made.

Althea Exclusives latest addition on their skincare products is the Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser.

When I first got this I was like "how do I use this? It looks like serum and cleanser at the same time, so what is it!!!" And after reading the description and use it for a while, I truly understand the meaning of "Serum Cleanser".

This serum-like cleanser combines both effects of serum and cleanser (very confusing I know). It's combining the best of both world to ensure skin stays hydrated while we're doing the cleansing. A lot of cleanser strips away the moisture of skin when cleansing, leaving skin feeling tight and dehydrated. With Althea's Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser, my skin feels restored to its natural state!


Mainly made of mint leaf extract, jojoba seed oil and tea tree leaf extract, this cleanser cools down my skin and soothes irritations, moisturises my skin while it's doing the cleansing and purify my skin with its anti-bacterial agents. It removes dirt and dead skin cell without causing any irritations. 

There are 2 ways to use Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser:
  • Hand (light makeup days)
  • Cotton Pad + Hand (heavy makeup days)

I've used both method (depending on my makeup situation) and I was surprised how easily it is for this serum cleanser to remove my waterproof eyeliner + mascara! 

First, I'm gonna show you the heavy makeup removing method using cotton pad:

1. Pour some serum cleanser on cotton pad

2. Gently place soaked cotton pad on your eye makeup. Rubbing is not needed.

3. Voila! My eye makeup comes off just like that!

But there's one thing that I'm not sure of is the ph level. Usually when ph level is balanced (not acidic not alkalic), the products won't be eye stinging. However when I remove my eye makeup, the products stung my eyes badly and I had to rinse my eyes with running water. Was wondering anyone encounter the same issues as I do? It does not cloud my eyes like some remover does but it does hurt a bit tho. 

After remove my eye makeup, then I dampen my face and proceed with applying small amount of serum cleanser on my skin, gently massage in circular movement before rinsing it off my face with water.

When I first pour the serum cleanser out onto my palm, I was amazed by the texture. It's not oil and it's not water, to be exact the serum cleanser feels lightweight than oil but heavier than water! I guess that's the dual moisture cell system that locks the serum in the cleanser, giving it a special texture that I can't find words to describe. (I spent quite some time playing with the serum actually because of its cute feeling texture hahahahahahah)

I love the after feeling of using Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser. My skin feels refreshed, purified and moisturised at the same time that I MIGHT notice that my enlarged pores are somewhat not that visible. Is it my illusion I wonder? I think I might need to continue using this product to see if my pores are actually getting smaller! 

In the meantime, this 150ml Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser selling only at RM33 and Althea Korea is doing Althea Exclusive Blooming Sale which you get 3 FREE makeup items when you purchase  RM80+ of Althea Exclusive products! Super good deal!

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