Days since my last post: 5 

Hello people! So you're probably thinking why a girl like me would talking about the brand Ubermen when it's clearly for guys, right? Well, sometimes we do things that are a little out of the ordinary for our boyfriends okay, and this includes looking into hair styling products. Especially since my boyfriend is an ah pek.

This is why I was glad to have been invited by the Ubermen team to understand just a little more about their products, and was pleasantly surprised that girls too; can use their products. So it's sort of a unisex thing here, which is interesting. But okay, let's backtrack a little to what happened two evenings ago.

Tobikko Carbonara from Franco, 1 Utama. 

As a collaborative effort between Ubermen and X-Men: The Apocalypse, a handful of us were invited to dinner at Franco, 1 Utama. This was followed by a preview screening in none other than the glorious 3D IMAX theater where we got to catch the movie before anyone else. No spoilers here, but do stay for the post credit scene. 

In cinemas...today.

The movies however wasn't quite the big deal for me, because much as I am ashamed to say, I haven't been that big a MARVEL fan. Instead, I was rather excited when Ubermen decided to also bring us on a shopping spree for Ubermen products at Watson's because it was there that I learned about the variants of hair styling products. Really, if you thought we girls had lots to pick from, you should check out what the guys have! 

I mean, what's the difference between a 3D Matt Clay vs a Messy Fudge? 

These guys seemed to know their deal though.

Surprising as it seems, Ubermen actually has 5 different choices for different hairstyles and even caters to different hair lengths. This was quite a kicker to me because...
  1. My father only uses the old school hair gel. 
  2. My brother doesn't live with me if he uses hair products.
  3. My boyfriend doesn't really style his hair.
Three important men in my life, and none of them could educate me about hair styling products. #Fail

 The big 5 from Ubermen. 

These picks were the MESSY FUDGE that's perfect for casual messy looks, WAVE GUM that's great for a more naturally wavy look, 3D MATT CLAY that gives guys with short to medium hair lengths that strong hold, the SPIKE WAX for guys who want to look like Son Goku all day long, and the AIR JELLY for those who wants to add a little volume to their short hair. Psst ladies, it seems the WAVE GUM is also perfect to set your hair after curling it!

The Ubermen x X-Men combo pack.

Additionally, Ubermen also came up with the Ubermen Combo Pack that features a 15g SPIKE WAX hair wax, a Ubermen Freedom Eau De Toilette and discount vouchers as they also collaborated with Watson's. This is because as a grooming brand, Ubermen's goal has ultimately been to inspire everyone to be bold and effortlessly cool, just like the characters from X-Men: The Apocalypse. Totally makes sense now why they're working hand in hand! 

When bloggers unite. 

By the end of the day, the lot of us got to sweep the racks clean of hair styling products and also got ourselves some awesome premiums from Watson's. Yes, even myself because I am determined to now make my boyfriend do something about his hair.

You get an earphone, you get an earphone, EVERYBODY GETS AN EARPHONE. 

Basically you simply need to purchase RM 15 worth of Ubermen's products and you'll get some pretty sick earphones for FREE, or go further for an exclusive X-Men: The Apocalypse snapback with RM 80 worth of purchases. After some good ol' shopping, we were whisked to the cinema where another surprise awaited the guys, and it was the Mutant Makeover Machine.

Not sure why Joel looked so skeptical. 

You really can't miss the pop-up booth, so why not stop by before the movies so you could look just as cool as the characters from X-Men: The Apocalypse as you watch them on the big screen? I think this was a big fanboy plus for the guys, because they looked almost as decent as the characters, just not as mutant-y. The evening ended with us staring in awe at the screen as the action unfolded and left our seats thanking our stars that the apocalypse didn't actually happen. Thank you, mutants. 


And now, I am glad to say I understand just that much more about Ubermen's products that are made with an easy-rinse formula and smells FREAKING FANTASTIC. I know it's weird to say this but as a hair styling product, their waxes smells amazing. Did you also know that Ubermen is a local brand? I mean, I always thought they were from Korea or something, but this long-holding hair styling product is absolutely Malaysian, and have HALAL certifications for those who may feel a little concerned.

So thank you once again for the amazing evening, Ubermen. Not only have I learned about how complicated it can also be for a guy, I also got to see how men actually do their shopping when they're told to go crazy.

Exhibit A. 

For more information on Ubermen's products, you could always visit Watson's to grab some or visit their Facebook page here. Signing off to try some hair wax on my boyfriend now. Ciao!
Days since my last post: 4

Unbelievable. In about 4 months from today marks the first anniversary of my flight to the UK, and I'm still writing about...my trip to UK. In fact this post has been sitting in my draft box for the longest time, and I never got to writing it because I had either consistently forgot about it, or that I didn't have the heart to say goodbye to UK for good. But what should be done, HAS to be done so here's to the 12th and final day of me gallivanting through the streets of a little place called Camden.

Welcome to Camden Town. 

I had heard tons of stories about Camden Town from my second aunt, mostly because she had resided there for about 6 to 7 years. Her return in about 2010 (Or was it 2009?) made her miss the place tons, so I promised to make my way to Camden, because it sounded absolutely amazing. Her description of Camden Town was one that was loud, a little rowdy, and it was ridiculously cheerful. I was not disappointed.

The all time famous Camden Lock Bridge.

What you absolutely cannot miss about Camden is the Camden Lock Market, a place where food and nooks gather. To be honest, it felt a lot like a huge flea market but with people who were a lot more punk...ish. It was highly exciting to see everyone just come out from their homes and gather on a weekend, eating out with the street food all over.

Catching dreams? Check.

From accessories to clothes, and other handmade items.

 Hello random statue!

While I died to splurge on almost everything, I suppose the better part of me did think about the conversion rate because it went on an all time high of around RM 6.30 to £1 when I was in the UK. I did however buy some tea leaves, have a little food, and got some homemade chocolates for my brother who specifically requested for "anything sweet" from the trip.

Bright and sunny.

Hello!

Oh, so it's called the Regent's Canal!

The canal itself however was a little unkempt, and I could see the mossy greens covering up what otherwise may have been clear waters. I was lucky however to be there on a nice and sunny day, so it felt cold but odd all together. Mind you, I was there when autumn hit so I really can't imagine what it's like to be in the UK during winter. I may just stay in and have earl grey tea all day long.

I met death!

3D buildings all over.

A crowd among a row of 3D buildings!

 Care for some tea?

Camden was a little town just a little away from the very hustle and bustles of the city of London, and people there showed it too. From funky haircuts to funny street performers, and eccentric sights, Camden never seized to amaze me with every turn. One thing I wish I did however was to have explored MORE of Camden; perhaps more into the housing areas as I did around Notting Hill. But I was really strapped for time in Camden as I was alone, and I had to make sure I could catch the tube before the London Underground peak times began.

Goodbye, my love called Camden.

As I bid Camden goodbye, I also knew that this meant I was bidding my adventures goodbye. I made memories last, and then I made up my mind to someday return. To Camden, mostly.

Getting here: You could catch the London Underground to Camden Town via the Northern Line, and then make your way to the Camden Lock by walking. It's hard to miss the place with everyone heading towards it, but don't forget to take in the sights and sounds along the way!

SPECIAL MENTION

Aside to having an absolutely amazing day at Camden, I also managed to meet a friend I met via a social media app called Jessie! It's funny how we're both Malaysians, but could only make arrangements to meet in the UK.

Hello Jessie!

 On the grass patch outside of the Euston station. 

Thank you for the cakes and hot coffee, though I felt guilty for making a student pay for my food. Someday when you come back to KL, I'll buy you a meal too! With that very special person from our empty bench as well. Because if it weren't for her, we would have never met.
Days since my last post: 18

Hello blank space; or rather a place I come by once in a very long while right now. I don't know when blogging became my "by the way" activity, but rest assured I miss writing very much. I missed the freedom of expression, and I missed the love of sharing. I missed how happy I felt when my fingers hit the keys of my (Now old) laptop, and how the tippity tap meant I was on a roll again.

 Tap tap on the office laptop.

But you know, sometimes life gets in the way. So I'm only around once in a little while to document on happy things now. And well I had a look through but the last time I did a personal update was quite a while back, so why not get to things now? 

In January I... 

Got a haircut. 

It has obviously gotten ridiculously out of shape now, because it has been MONTHS since I went to the hair stylist again. I mean, yes I got the haircut in January, so you can obviously do the math. I really liked the style though, because it gave me more manageable hair...for about 2 weeks.

Got in a relationship. 

Yay, no more forever alone days. This happened around the end of January, and right now I am in a relationship with someone who makes me laugh more than cry, and accepts all my whining. He deals with my random food cravings and every other thing I do. You may have spotted his face in one of the earlier updates too, but I guess this makes it official again.

 Visited Port Dickson (Again)

Oh yes, I got just that little bit more vitamin-sea that everyone craves and it was at the ridiculously overpriced but absolutely beautiful Avillion Port Dickson. I guess now I could officially say I've been there and done that. I won't deny though, it was such an unforgettable trip with everything I love being in one place. Go figure.

In February I... 

Celebrated Chinese New Year! 

You may have read about this in the update called That First Red Packet, but this year marks the first time I gave my parents a red packet. Chinese New Year was also about the time I told my parents about the boyfriend, so I guess I gave them double whammies this year? 

Made a trip to Ipoh.

Aside to being with my family, I was also with my colleagues as they rented an entire house to spend the night in Ipoh. We laughed, we bonded, and we made memories to last. My parents also unofficially met the boyfriend for the first time, so I guess the trip was pretty good. Oh, but we did visit a relative, and it made realize that the old ones are indeed getting older. Perhaps it's time I took a step back to appreciate our moments together just a bit more. 

In March I...

Visited Malacca. 

It has been such a year of random staycations, but yes I made a trip to Malacca with the Crime Crew minus two. It was surprisingly a smooth drive, and the place we rented was pretty cool too. Which makes me wonder why I never wrote about it. Maybe I should. We had plenty to eat, and much more to laugh about. And just in case you never caught my updates about Penang last year, these guys are the Crime Crew: 

I don't even care that Chris looks funny here.

It has been a mundane March aside to that, but ah the bliss of remembering about Malacca. Maybe I should have an actual post about the entire Malacca trip after all. Someday.

Went back to Japanese classes.

After a halt for what feels like forever, I am now back in Japanese class. It hasn't been easy, but neither is it too difficult. I guess it's a lot like cycling. Once you've picked it up, you won't let it go ever again. Which is fine by me, because I'm enjoying classes and missing Arakawa Sensei sometimes. Maybe I should write to him someday and surprise the old man with a こんにちは

Oh wait, did I mention I bought tickets to Japan?

Well, I guess I ticked one thing off the resolution list in 2016? So excited now, I'm planning for things almost every other weekend. Yay.

In April I... 

Ran in a half marathon.

It was crazy and I didn't train. I had 21kms to run, and I was unfit. Still am unfit, but I did it anyway. Read my recap here: CLICK
 
 Got myself new glasses.

After about 2 years with the old frames and 3 years with those lenses anyway, I decided to get myself an eye check and new glasses. It has been the glory of my boyfriend that I killed the old frames (Apparently they were ughhhhhleh!), and my joy of my eyes because I strain them less now. These set me back about RM 560, but that's what happens when your myopia and astigmatism decides to party high. Yay to better vision? 

In May I... 

Am living in the moment. 

Wait, what were you expecting to happen within the first 10 days in May? No, unfortunately nothing interesting has happened yet. I've been living the moment, day after day, moment after moment. And I don't regret it one bit.

*Sips on my Chai latte* 
Bliss.