Family trips

Our little princess Abigail has been traveling with us since 4 months old. Stay tune for more of our family trips!

Honeymoon in Maldives

A place where romance begins... And there is never a blue as beautiful as the waters of Maldives!

Sinchow Vietnam!

Go to Vietnam. Indulge yourself in the peaceful Hmong villages in Sapa, or experience cruising at The New 7 Wonders of Nature - Halong Bay.

Go West to U.S.

Napa Valley! San Francisco! And Monterey!.

Bali oh Bali~

We've done it 3 times!! Couple trip 2009, friends trip 2010, and family trip 2014.

Hello Macau, the oriental Portugal

Walking the oriental Europe. Remember to taste the most authentic Portuguese tarts!.


I was just a touch-and-go tourist in a short 3 days...

Babymoon in Boracay

Sea, sand, sun. And a new family member in my tummy!

Marrakech, a hidden jewel

Of palm groves, fire dancing, and dromedaries.

Siem Reap - day and night

Back to the ancient kingdom and find the tomb raider in you.

Home Cooking

Just some recipes and home cuisine for my family and baby.

Welcome to my blog!! 欢迎到访!!

No matter how you get here, I wanna say a big THANK YOU for visiting my blog. Do come back often for more! Blessed because we're given the chance to share. Thank you for visiting! 无论你是刻意或者不刻意的来到这里,都进来坐坐、聊聊天吧。幸福不是必然的,而是懂得分享人生的喜悦。谢谢到访!

September 30, 2011

How to make your face looks slimmer

published in as "How to make your face looks slimmer"

The golden rule to a thinner looking face – the exposed areas of your face should be more to an angular shape, near to diamond shape. That is the summary from various articles and also personal experience.
Some key tricks to make your face look thinner, these are also my usual practice:

1. Contouring your cheeks with a combination of blush and bronzer. Sweep bronzer along your cheekbones and then blend in pink shade blush below the bronzer. This can create contrast which will reduce the roundness of your face.

2. ALWAYS choose a foundation or powder that is 1 or 2 shades darker than your skin. It does not mean you no longer need your normal foundation or powder. Apply your normal foundation and only blend in the darker shades afterwards; darker shades are used for shaping your jaw line to create a more angular effect. But you have to ensure you do not overdo, else your face will appear two tones like trying to cover up some bruises. It takes some time to master the contour technique!

3. The third trick is a hair technique. Try the eyebrow-skimming bangs rather than keeping your hair one length. It will make your face appears narrower.

September 28, 2011

In Hiatus... for wedding!

We've been eating a lot but haven't have time to post for updates recently.

Sorry to keep you waiting.

It's all because of....


Yes, so much to do with such little time...

And this was only the first wedding banquet held in Penang last Saturday. One more to go in Ipoh in two weeks time, and also our actual day wedding ceremony.

We've missed attending so many functions right then... *aaaawwww*

Hereby want to thank our friends and family for giving us such a memorable night last Saturday!~

Vin, Terry, Stephanie, Rachel, Abby, Ai Chin, Edmund, Waco, KK, Choong Hao, Ching Foong, May, Rosalind, Noel, Chang Gee, Gee Hean, Khye Wen, Ruby.... and you yOU YOU!!

Another bigger wave coming up within 2 weeks, beware of the tide. The party had just begun, that was just a little warm up last Saturday.

Well alright, we promise you to give first time updates even when we're on honeymoon~ You will know which place on earth are we right then. (^.^)

September 20, 2011

étoile Restaurant, the Michelin-starred restaurant at Domaine Chandon Napa Valley

Domaine Chandon Napa Valley 22

étoile, the Michelin-starred restaurant at Domaine Chandon, is one of Napa Valley’s most celebrated destinations and the only fine dining restaurant in Napa Valley located in a winery. An extraordinary setting, innovative regional California cuisine with a French influence, and seamless service combine to create the ultimate food and wine experience. At étoile, Chef Perry Hoffman marries classic, French-influenced technique with contemporary culinary innovation and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Hoffman works closely with Chandon winemakers to explore the interplay between wine and food, enhancing the experience of both. Guests may dine a la carte, or explore the ultimate food and wine pairing experience through Chef Hoffman's tasting menus at lunch and dinner. The restaurant features a Wine Spectator "Best of" Award Wine list and received a Michelin star in the 2010 and 2011 Michelin Guide after being recommended in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
... adapted from OpenTable

September 16, 2011

More than just an essence mask

I'm pretty sure that most of the ladies are consuming essence mask sheet as part of their beauty rituals. So am I. Nice scent and easy-to-use, and furthermore, no washing required! That's the best part of it.

I super love essence mask~ My weekly usage is about 2 pieces in average. What more can an essence mask supply to you besides the nutrients for your face? Have you think about it? Paying around RM6-RM30 for more than a 15-minute temptation on your face... =)

This is what I usually do after putting on the essence pulp onto my face.

September 15, 2011

Win a FREE iPhone5 by sharing your thoughts on food.. that easy!

It’s the countdown to the coolest gadget in town - iPhone5!!!

BELIEVE IT OR NOT... is giving you a chance to make it yours for FREE!

September 10, 2011

Tips for travel make-up

Chuseok holiday is comming in Korea!! It’s time for travel! But… it is impossible to bring your whole box of cosmetics with you. So what do you need in your suitcase to stay chic? Let’s count on the MUST brings in your tiny cosmetic bag.

For skin care:
Travel pack (miniature) of your current skin care series. This is to avoid allergy or irritation to skin, it’s not worth risking during travelling.
(1) Cleanser
(2) Toner/Lotion
(3) Moisturizer
(4) Sun block
(5) Facial cotton pads
(6) Acne gel (if you have acne problem)
(7) Face mask (scrubs and essence mask sheets)

September 2, 2011

Dragon9ine Fine Dining Penang - Have you tried Chinese Fine Dining?

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hi cheryl, you are the one who own the blog of the princess diaries right???? can i have ur contact??hope to get a reply from u soon
Yup, I'm the owner of the blog. What's up? :)
yay!! so glad to heard that.. my boss in previous has promise you to treat u 2pax of fine dining in dragon9ine .. so is possible we make a date for that.. so may i get ur contact and we set a date for that my boss is glad with ur blog regarding dragon9ine. its nice enough

So... that was a surprise treat from the boss regarding my previous post on Dragon9ine! In fact, this round we have a new chef on board! Chef Pele Khor, an experienced chef who had worked in Dubai and Moscow prior coming back to Malaysia. So obviously the menu in Dragon9ine is now up one level, with fine dining. If fine dining is the "not-enough-to-fill-up-your-stomach" meal in your mind, Dragon9ine will prove the perception wrong. I've had French fine dining before and yes I only manage to fill up half of my stomach... BUT... Dragon9ine's fine dining is like enjoying the dishes of a Chinese Wedding Banquet meal, but you can have it just for 2 people, in a romantic ambiance. At RM69.90+ (10% service tax with a minimum order of 2 pax), you will be served with 11 items in total, with 4 entrées, 4 main courses, 1 dessert and 2 beverages. Menu might be changed from time to time.

Upon arrival, we were greeted with 2 glasses of red wine. That was also part of the menu.

Dragon9ine wine

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