Tuesday, 23 October 2012

$5 Gift Voucher

I received a AUD $5 Gift Voucher from Priceline via e-mail on 26 September 2012.
It was rewarded to me for joining Priceline Sister Club for two years.  Woo Hoo! Thanks Priceline.
I went to one of their branches at Town Hall on 3/10/2012 to use up the voucher before it expires on 25/10/2012.
With the AUD $5 voucher, I decided to get myself a primer.
After shopping for a while and trying various range of primers from different brands, I finally settled on Savvy Smooth Finish Primer.
There was 30% off throughout the whole range of Savvy cosmetic brand that day.
The Savvy Smooth Finish Primer was AUD $8.99 before and it was AUD $6.29 after 30% off.
After I tendered my Gift Voucher and Priceline Sister Club, I only paid AUD $1.30 for the primer. 
I was happy with my purchase and will continue to support Priceline.
It is definitely my favourite store for cosmetics shopping.
For those of you who live in Australia, you can join the club easily by filling the form available in any Priceline Store and start to get rewarded each time you shop.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Be Happy For Others

The ability to be sincerely happy for others is priceless. 

It's not always about you all the time. 

I saw this on my friend's Facebook page.
I found it meaningful and decided to share it here.
I couldn't have agreed more that sometimes we need to stop thinking about ourselves but to care for people around us.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012



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I was brought up in a catholic family.
Praying everyday is a very important practice in my daily life.
I came across this prayer in a prayer book <每日祈祷经文精选> my mum gave me few years back.
At first, I didn't pay too much attention to this prayer.
I said this prayer whenever I had a special petition.
Most of my prayers were answered following my prayer.
For some of the unanswered prayers, it somehow directed me towards the solutions over time.
Hence, I would like to share this to all of you especially those of you who experience hardships, obstacles, problems, and difficulties in life.
Say this prayer consistently with a faithful heart.  You will find peace.
I am sorry that I only have this prayer in Mandarin Version.
If any of you who finds the English Version, please share with me.
Thank you!

There is also another prayer that I pray everyday now with 向圣犹达宗徒诵:



Monday, 15 October 2012

Won Australis Competition

I know this is a long overdue post, but I just couldn't find time to blog this.
It has been an eventful month for me and finally I get to have spare time to relax my mind before things start to get hectic again.
Well, I was fortunate enough to win Australis Competition two months ago.  Thank God for this.
I was over the moon when I  discovered what I got in my prize pack.
All the items add up to a worth of AUD 37.80.
They are as listed below:

1) Eyeshadows Double Decker Duo in Supernova Casanova - RRP AUD $9.95

 It has rich highly pigmented metallic eyeshadow cream and ethereal, multidimensional loose powder combined in one simple compact for luxe eye looks.  It also contains Beeswax to condition the skin. 

2) Eyeliner 10 HR Wear Pencil in Bombastic Bronze - RRP AUD $9.95

 It is a sharpenable waterproof pencil that is perfect for precision lines or a smouldering smudged effect.  Its colour stays put for 10hrs plus which means less time re-applying!

3) Lip Gloss Mint Condition - Meow With Your Mind - RRP AUD $8.95

Its Minty gloss sensation packed full of nature's goodness such as vitamin rich guava and Kakadu plum extracts, providing a soft and smooth texture with perfect shiny colour and UV protection.

4) Special Effects Top Coats - Speck-Tacular Crystal - RRP AUD $8.95

Crystal Colour Top Coat is totally on trend right now.  It creates an eye catching holographic effect for your nails.


Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Year Of Faith

Therefore I tell you,
whatever you ask for in prayer,
believe that you have received it,
and it will be yours.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


I was browsing at one of the bookstore near my work place during lunch break when I came to know this book - "PS, I Love You".
I have seen the review of this book on my friend's blog.
Knowing that it is one of the international bestseller, I picked up the book and flipped through the first few pages.
I instantly fell in love with the style of writing.
No wonder it is one of the bestseller book globally.
I checked the price and discovered that it was on sale.
It was originally priced at AUD$21.99 but was reduced to AUD$5.00.
I decided to grab it without a second thought because I don't think I can find any better deal than this anywhere for a new and unowned book. 
I also bought another two books along with this book. 
They were also on sale for only AUD$5.00 each.  Great bargains indeed.
They are Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" (originally price at AUD $22.99) and Candace Bushnell's "Summer And The City" (originally priced at AUD $24.99).

A Little Gift

A friend of mine is getting engaged soon.
Too bad I cannot make it because it is going to be held in Singapore.
Being a thoughtful friend, I decided to buy her a engagement gift.
I have shopped around and finally I found this cute music box from Morning Glory (A Korean Gift Shop).
Isn't it lovely? I hope she will like it.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Panasonic Inverter Microwave Oven

When my mother-in-law, my husband and I shopped at Myer the other day, we came across special offer for Panasonic Microwave.
My mother-in-law expressed her interest in replacing the old microwave at home.
After browsing for a while, we decided on Panasonic - NN-ST641WQPQ - 32L Inverter Microwave Oven.

Apart from the fact that it was on sale, we can also claim one (1) Adam Liaw Cookbook ‘Two Asian Kitchens’ at no cost.  The Recommended Retail Value (RRP) of the Bonus Product is AUD$49.95.  I am a huge fan of Adam Liaw when I followed the second series of Masterchef Australia back in 2010, in which Adam was the winner.  

Two Asian Kitchens is a book about simple and creative Asian cooking for any families. There are so many wonderful Asian dishes that are simple to make and which we all love eating out at restaurants.
This book has helped me to cook some of the Asian dishes that I have always wanted but never get a chance to cook for my family. I feel so privileged and lucky to have this book in my kitchen.  It is of great help and it is the only cook book that I have interest in trying on all the recipes.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

My husband and I have a common interest - we love trying new restaurants to eat.
One of our favourite food is Vietnamese beef noodle soup (Pho).
We have tried a few Vietnamese restaurants in Sydney and I have to say the best pho is at Pho An, Bankstown.

Pho An,
27 Greenfield Parade,
NSW 2200.
Many people who have been there rated it the best pho in sydney too.
Good Pho, efficient service, reasonable price are the main reasons why the restaurant is always fully occupied.
However, pho is the only item on the menu.
If that's what you are after then this is definitely the place to go.
I am definitely going back for more.  Happy trying. 

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Show Off Mascara

♥ Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Show Off Mascara in Black.

I entered a competition recently and won myself my first mascara from Rimmel London.
It is The Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Show Off Mascara.  Heartiest thanks to Priceline for the reward.
The RRP is $16.95.  You can find it at Priceline, Kmart, Target, BIG W, Chemist Warehouse and selected Pharmacies as well as Coles and Woolworths in Australia.
I have started using it and just love the effect thus far.
Rimmel London ScandalEyes Show Off Mascara provides volume, lift and length to lashes.
This is because of the special design at the applicator.
The wand applicator combines lash inflating and defining bristles with a ball brush to make lashes look longer. The flat side of the brush plumps lashes with volume then the ball brush lifts and lengthens lashes.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Happy Saturday

I went to Centro Bankstown today to redeem my $20 Fashion Voucher as a reward of entering a competition.

For those residing in Sydney, you can enter The Wardrobe - Create Your Look Competition.  Please check the terms and conditions at this website http://www.centrobankstown.com.au/wardrobe.php?wdcid=Mw==
It is very simple. Just click on the website above and create your own look.  There you go, you are in to win one of five $1000 Myer gift vouchers.
Please remember to print out your shopping list after you create your look and bring in to the Customer Service Desk to receive a $20 fashion voucher.  This is absolutely an exclusive offer for Freebies Rewards customers.  For those who are not a Freebies Rewards customer, you can join for free here http://www.centrobankstown.com.au/rewards.php

Back to the topic, I bought this Touch Of An Angel ladies top in nude from Vibe Clothing using the voucher redeemed.
The original price for the top is $39.95.  It is on sale today for just $20.  How good is that.
It is a short sleeved top with lace and mesh inserts on the sleeves.
It comes in four colors - Nude, Black, Maroon, and Off White.
I chose Nude color because it is easy to match with jeans, skirts, or shorts.
I am pleased to learn that I am just in time to claim the fashion voucher before they are gone.