31 December, 2018

Welcoming Change in 2019!

HELLO 2019! ❤ 

Can't believe that 2018 is ending in a couple of hours time (at the point of typing this)! Every year around this time I'd do a "Year in Review" post, you can check out the rest of my posts in the past years here:

2018: My Travel Diary (Jan-June) / Diary: July & August
2017: First Half of 2017 / Second Half of 2017
2016: Another Step into 2017
2014: New Year Resolution in 2015 / It's a Wrap for 2014

In 2018, I think I have been more diligently updating this blog with my private posts so you can read the recap of the first 8 months (Jan-August) in two separate posts above. Now let's continue with the 9th month onwards....

My favourite trip of the year: MELBOURNE 

After two months of handling so much of stress, September marks a month of freedom and happiness where I get to fly to my favourite country, Aussie again! After Sydney trip last year, I am very much looking forward for another vacation in this Kangaroo-land.

Throughout this trip, we went to the most southern part of the island, stayed by the sea, drove over 1,000km, visited the most beautiful lighthouse in Melbourne, and tried a lot of local coffee and delicious treats. It felt great to be fully recharged and motivated after this trip.

Aussie would definitely be part of my 2019 travel plans! 

You can check out my Melbourne travelogues here:

October begins with a short weekend road trip, for both work and leisure. I am really impressed by this local cafe that serves magically beautiful coffee art. During my second visit, they even gift me a cup of latte with my face drawn on it. Impressive! ❤ The rest of October has been another busy month with work (again lol), so...let's move on to November, my favourite month of the year. 


Lovin' my 2-week holiday on my birthday month 

November, my birthday month, is full of blessings. I am really fortunate to be chosen by Japan Tourism Board to spend a week in Okayama and Tottori Prefectures and explore the beauty of nature, culture and food there.

The experience of travelling with 4 other famous social media influencers was indeed invaluable. The best part is, it marks my first time travelling to Japan and it is autumn season there which means I can watch the golden red autumn foliage everyday!

Throughout the trip, we traveled from central Osaka all the way to the seaside of Tottori, covering one of Japan's most beautiful ocean, sand dunes, highland, countryside and city. Ah, I kinda miss Japan now!

You can check out my Japan travelogues here:

Returning from Japan, I flew immediately on the very next day to Hong Kong for my first ever visit to Hong Kong Disneyland on my birthday! Special thanks to the sponsor for a memorable experience of watching the skyline from 100th floor at sky100 Observation Deck.

Hello dear Mickey, Minnie and Duffy. Thank you for the magical birthday!

It's time for our annual Christmas gathering!

December is another month filled with joy, fun and blessings. It marks my 2 years 9 months working with this awesome bunch of people. Work isn't easy over these years, but I am glad to be able to learn and grow so much here. Happy to continue this fulfilling journey with you guys! 

December also marks my first time being a bridesmaid (excluding my own sis' wedding 5 years ago) 
Happy to see both our friends tying the knot. Happy marriage #LXEC!

....and the year ends with our annual gathering with my craziest bunch of good friends!
Happy to recharge myself and catch up with some old friends during my 10-day break this year.
Thank you guys for making time to meet up although I know everyone is busy with his own path :)

In a nutshell, 2018 has been yet another smashing great year that I feel really very thankful for.

Thank you God for blessing me with another successful milestone in 2018.
Thank you my family and friends for the unconditional love and support.
Thank you to every single person / company I have worked with thus far,
for trusting me and allowing me to produce better work each day.
Thank you to those reading this for your continuous support at www.ohfishiee.com.

2018 In A Nutshell
❤ Travelled to 5 countries
(Bangkok, Bali, Melbourne, Japan, Hong Kong)
❤ Went for 3 sponsored trips (2 overseas, 1 local)
❤ More working opportunities with big, international brands
❤ Countless number of first-time experiences
❤ Shed some weight and gained confidence
❤ Gained plenty of new, valuable friendships
❤ Bought something big with my own savings


All I want for 2019 is....

Leave the burdens and unhappiness in 2018,
let's start afresh in 2019 and fuel ourselves with positive vibes!

May 2019 be yet another amazing year ahead.

Don't forget to follow blog and IG @ohfishiee for better contents to come! 

29 December, 2018

Rights as a Renter in Malaysia

You are not wrong if you possess a mindset of renting is much easier than buying a property. There are few basics things first-timers need to equip themselves with before they start searching for rental property. Now that new year is around the corner, it is the perfect time for brand-new starts. On top of the list is finally getting a place of your own, maybe in Cheras or Petaling Jaya. Here’s a guide for beginner to rent a property.

6 Essentials for Planning Our Trip to Cape Town

If you’ve never visited Cape Town before, then you’re in for a real treat. This beautiful city is situated on the South African Western Cape and is surrounded by a natural beauty that is difficult to find anywhere else in the world.

From the expanses of beautiful turquoise ocean that surround it to the lofty heights of the Cape Fold mountain range that stand over it, this city is a cultural hub and food lover’s paradise. With access to many of the delights that the Cape has to offer, such as the stunning wine region of Stellenbosch and the grand beauty of Table Mountain, there’s something for just about anyone in the Mother City.

27 December, 2018

Sanzaru Izakaya & Bar (三猿酒廠) @ Bukit Jalil, KL

Kanpai! It's a chilling evening with good yakitori, cold beers and karaoke!

Are you one of the avid bar hoppers at Japanese Izakaya bars in town? Good news! Sanzaru Izakaya is one of the newest kid on the block in Bukit Jalil, allowing you enjoy the old-fashioned Japanese grilled bar culture like a true Japanese! 

24 December, 2018

Free Online Gaming: Legit or Not?

Think about the extravagant hotels in Las Vegas, the busy streets filled with mindless gamblers and middle-American thrillseekers as well as the darkest secrets that you just can't wait to unfold.... It seems that Vegas is a city made for movies, isn't it? 

Most if not all of the films set in Las Vegas make reference to casinos. Well, I mean for the glitz and glam plus those seas of slots machines, nowhere else could be more suitable than this dazzling city. 

Being a movie buff myself, I am often entranced by these swanky spots where players skillfully play the game of planning, strategy and teamwork. Every scene of playing makes the heart beat a little faster as if I am the one in the movie. I must say it is not possible to watch the film without feeling a little closer to the casino itself.

Apart from movies, casino has also been a popular symbol in literature, music, and everything in between. In the Western countries, online casino is more prevalent than those in Asia and is getting more popular nowadays because the casino games are available in all types and formats. And the best part is, some are even free!

For beginners, it is easier to begin with roulette as it is a pretty simple game to learn. If you are keen, here are some of the best free roulette sites where you can practise for free on how to place better bets and enjoy the game more than just simply hopping into a real casino and playing using real money.

Apart from roulettes, there are lots more options such as baccarat, blackjack, poker, slots etc in the online sites. Just make sure you learn what you like, have fun playing (in moderation, of course) and don’t get too addicted to it!

20 December, 2018

5 Easy Steps To Achieve A More Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Wouldn’t it be great if we all lived in an eco-friendly environment and made our little planet happy? It’s definitely easier said than done, but why not give it a try! Starting something new may be a bit stressful at first especially if you don’t know where exactly to begin; should I cut off plastic from my life first? Or shall I start with those quick 3-minute showers to save water? Rest assured, you wanting to change is actually the most difficult step. The rest is just a few habits here and there that need getting used to. 

If you want to take baby steps, focus on making smaller changes that can be easily made before taking the slightly more complex ones. With these 5 easy-to-implement steps, you’ll be able to achieve a more eco-friendly lifestyle in no time AND save money as well!

18 December, 2018

Growing Up: Getting the First Bra

"All we want is a bra that really fits"

When I was younger, I didn't really have much concerns about the hormonal changes or "growing breasts" like my peers. One thing is probably because everything happened naturally and eventually it was just a matter of getting used to having the "blue days" every month. But another thing for sure was, I was way more ignorant and less resourceful as compared to teenagers nowadays.

14 December, 2018

[TRAVEL] Best Skyline View in Hong Kong : Sky100 Observation Deck

Imagine yourself being elevated to the 100th Floor in just 60 seconds and experience that magnificent 360-degree city view.... are you excited?

11 December, 2018

What do Women Want from Sports Bra?

If you have been following my Instagram stories, you would notice I have been actively hitting the gym several times a week. People have been asking me how can I be so motivated to go to the gym on such a constant basis? Well, I'd say one of the motivators would be by putting on beautiful gym wear. 

07 December, 2018

Top 3 K-Beauty Recommendations by K-Pop Boy Band, GOT7

Annyeonghaseyo, any fans of GOT7 here? If you have been following this popular Korean boy band closely, I am sure you’d have noticed that they have become THE FACE SHOP's new ambassador since early 2018.

Do you want to know the beauty secret of GOT7 for having such flawless skin? I am curious about it too. Thanks to THE FACE SHOP Malaysia, I have received this Limited Edition #GOTTHEFACE Special Kit featuring GOT7’s top 3 favourite beauty products.

06 December, 2018

VISTA Eye Specialist: My First Eye Health Check Experience

Hello, I am here at VISTA Eye Specialist!

Just like yearly dental check or medical check up, do you know that annual eye check is important to our overall health? More often than not, we wouldn't visit a dentist until we have toothache, Similarly, we don't visit eye specialists until we encounter any issues on the eyes. But actually this is not the right way...

05 December, 2018

Malaysia's Tallest Christmas Tree in Suria KLCC

It's almost Christmas, my favourite season of the year! Think about the snowy Christmas tree adorned with bells and gift boxes, colorful Nutcracker guards, and a feast of turkey, cookies and log cakes; how can I not love such a jolly holiday season?

This year's Christmas is even more special because we have Malaysia's tallest Christmas Tree Replica in town, right at the Esplanade area of Suria KLCC! It is guarded by two giant 15-foot Nutcracker Guards. How magnificent the view is!

As soon as I enter into Suria KLCC, it feels like I have been transported to a whimsical Christmas wonderland because everything feels so magical here. The decors at each of the entrances to the mall are worth a picture or two, aren't they?

But the most beautiful Christmas decor is of course at the stage area where the colorful Nutcracker army steals the show, along with a breathtaking poinsettia floral set-up surrounded by ribbons of colourful lights and snow laden Christmas tree.

Taking a closer look at the nutcrackers, thumbs up Suria KLCC for the beautiful details and colorful vibes!

Now let me share the joy and happiness of this festivity at the mall's Christmas launch event with you guys!

So happy to meet Santa Claus here! He will be having greet and meet sessions with the children throughout this festive period.

The Nutcracker Ballet - Meadow Ballet

Not only that, you can enjoy a lively array of performances including ballet, a marching band and Christmas caroling in Suria KLCC too. If you don't want to miss them out, be sure to check the schedule at http://bit.ly/WhimsicalChristmasPerformances and mark your calendar!

Christmas Caroling

What's Christmas without the tradition of gifting? It's time to shop and get rewarded this Christmas.
(Find out more about the redemptions: http://bit.ly/WhimsicalChristmas2018)

Citibank Visa Cardholders
❤ The first 30 Citibank Visa cardholders who spend a minimum of RM1,000 in a single receipt daily will receive a mystery gift and Suria KLCC parking ticket worth RM10.
❤ For purchases of RM3,500 and above in a maximum of 2 receipts, shoppers will receive a special L'Occitane gift set*. 
(*for first 60 purchases on Friday, and first 40 purchases on weekends)

Non-Citibank Visa Cardholders
❤ Receive a mystery gift when you spend RM1,000 and above in a single receipt.
❤ The first 30 shoppers who spend RM3,500 and above in a single receipt on weekends will receive a special L'Occitane gift set.

Yeay, I have just won myself a RM30 Marks and Spencer voucher!

More gifts, more fun!
To make your Christmas shopping even more rewarding, 5 lucky winners will walk away with a piece of jewellery from De Beers upon spending of RM3,500 and above on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
*Contest opens to both Citibank and Non-Citibank customers.

A Secret Santa will be giving out mystery gift to lucky shoppers too, so do look out for that! Shop before the campaign ends on 25 December 2018 ya.

As we celebrate this festivity with joy and excitement, let's not forget about the less fortunate. Did you notice 10 "Cik Gajah", life-size baby elephant sculptures at 3 different locations in Suria KLCC? It is the mascot of the "Speak Up - There's an Elephant in the Room" campaign organised by Suria KLCC in collaboration with Hospis Malaysia to create awareness and seek our support towards palliative care program that improves the quality of life for the life-limiting illness patients.

What can we contribute?
1. Donate RM15 and receive a token of appreciation, or
2. Kids can get a face or hand painting with a donation of RM15.

*All proceeds go to Hospis. 

Hop over to Suria KLCC to experience a magical Christmas with your family and friends!

For latest updates, please visit:
Website: www.suriaklcc.com.my
Facebook: fb.com/SuriaKLCCMall
Instagram: @suriaklccmall 

02 December, 2018

Celebrate Christmas with Cakes & Breads from Hogan Bakery

Hi, this is Santarina Fish! ❤ Are you excited for Christmas already?

It's almost end of the year, so it's time for Christmas gatherings again! Isn't it the best time to catch up with our close friends and family and spend some quality time together before the year ends?

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