Style Diaries

My DvF Lilyann Stella Black Print Dress

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I’m a sucker for DvF’s abstract black and white dresses and this Lilyann dress fits the bill.

The Lilyann dress is different from Julian, the classic collarless wrap dress that I am used to, as it has a fluted skirt with a length that’s longer than usual. The cut is relatively more feminine – it’s prim and proper, not so me but the print… it is the bomb. It looks like an angry watercolor splatter print in black and white and the result makes the dress look edgy and cool despite its feminine cut. Continue Reading

Life in Tokyo Tokyo

Sushi Zanmai in Tokyo

On the way back to TIEC, my usual route includes changing lines at Shimbashi. Just outside the station is Sushi Zanmai, a relatively affordable and decent Japanese restaurant chain (not like the one we know in Malaysia) that opens 24/7.

When I come home late, most of the restaurants along the way would have closed, but I knew I could count on this to get my comforting bowl of chirashi don.

Locate a Sushi Zanmai here.


Visiting The War Memorial of Korea

The thing that drove us to the War Memorial of Korea was the high rating that it received on TripAdvisor. This museum is super huge, has lots of sections telling war stories from different eras.

The museums in Seoul that we visited earlier gave us an idea of how Korea was formed and the things that they had to go through before becoming a modern nation, however, Reza and I both agree that there was something missing – the museum lightly touched but didn’t thoroughly explained what really happened between the north and south that caused the country to divide into what is now known as the North and South Korea. Well, this memorial bridged the gap. Maybe they did it on purpose so we’d visit this memorial lol. Continue Reading


Staying at Spa Village Resort Bali

In need of a quick getaway from our hectic schedule, we went on a full boarding package at the Spa Village Resort in Tembok, Bali – a 3-night stay in room at a 5-star resort, with daily 3-course breakfast, lunch and dinner, 2 days of 2-hour spa, more than 5 different activities to try in a day. I bought this package from Hospitality World, thinking it was a good deal. After confirming dates for this trip, I engaged with the hotel directly to arrange the airport transfer (provided in the package) and my requirements for the stay. Continue Reading

Style Diaries

My YSL College

After months of admiring the bag, I got my YSL College.

If you’d asked me what I thought of Saint Laurent last year, I wouldn’t have much to say. Some of the bags by Saint Laurent were okay, but not tempting enough for me to want to own. I think I only started growing an interest in the label when the College bags came on board – chevron quilt and choices of antique hardware in just the right amount of size and structure (not too hard, not too soft). It’s a laid back enough bag for me.

I went on their website to check out the bags. Viewed review videos on YouTube and then scoured the internet, bookmarking sites that sold the bags online. Since I was eyeing the classic style anyway (I knew I wanted a black, but undecided on the color of hardware) I wasn’t in a rush. I also gave myself room to get over the bag, in case it was just an infatuation. I almost did.

While casually visiting the website, I saw this – a black College bag in diamond quilt and gunmetal hardware.

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Conversations with Asna:


“Omg look at this picture, I look so ugly.”

She looked at the picture.

“You’re not ugly, you looked beautiful.”

Wow what’s up with the positivism?

She added:

“Don’t say you’re ugly, you’re beautiful. If you call yourself ugly you’e insulting your mom.”


“Mama says.”




Admiring Fazura on Instagram, I showed Asna her picture.

“Do you think she’s pretty?”

“She’s average.”

“Who’s prettier, you or her?”

“She is.”

Mama stepped into the dining area.

“Who’s prettier, Mama or her?”

Asna hesitated split second before she said:


We knew she’d say Mama anytime but Man and I made fun of her for second guessing.

“Mama, Asna said you’re prettier than Fazura!”

Mama buat muka sigh whatever la.


Asna blew her birthday candles quickly.

“Did you make a wish before you blew the candles?!”

“I’ve no birthday wishes.”

“What a waste. You could have wished you’d grow up as pretty like Fazura.”

Then Mama interrupted us.

“Tak payah la asik nak pretty face, it’s more important to have a pretty heart.”

“Asna, would you rather have a pretty face or a pretty heart.”

“Pretty face. Kalau tak macamana nak kahwin?”

Mama looked like she was about to say how pretty heart lagi penting for kahwin but I think she knew that there was no point so she just sighed hahahahahahahaha.

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