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Tuesday Giveaway!

Hey guys! It’s Tuesday! That means it’s Giveaway Day!

This week, I’ll be giving away Heavy Rotation Natural Beige Face Designing Loose Powder!

All you gotta do:

1. Like, share and hashtag #carelesslittlehamster -> Link
2. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram (@firelyamber)

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- Qualified for readers currently living in KL/Selangor.
– All requirements must be fulfilled, make sure the Facebook post is set to PUBLIC.
– The winner will be announced by the end of each week via Facebook PM and announcement on my profile.
– If the winner does not reply within 48 hours, he/she will be disqualified and passed on to the 2nd person in line.

Christmas Giveaway!

Hey guys! Christmas is a month away! Santarina Amber is hosting a weekly giveaway every Tuesday till Christmas comes!

Yes, yes, yes! For the first giveaway is the Debut Beaubox!

(All thanks to Beaubox Cosmetics!) If you guys have no idea what a Beaubox is, I suggest you check it out right here! :D

It’s not that difficult to win yourself a Beaubox that is worth RM500+!

All you gotta do:

1. Like, share and hashtag #carelesslittlehamster -> Link
2. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram (@firelyamber)

T&C
– Qualified for readers currently living in KL/Selangor.
– All requirements must be fulfilled, make sure the Facebook post is set to PUBLIC.
– The winner will be announced by the end of each week via Facebook PM and announcement on my profile.
– If the winner does not reply within 48 hours, he/she will be disqualified and passed on to the 2nd person in line.

We Killed The Sun! @ Kiss Me Sunway Lagoon Party

After the Johnnie Walker Circuit Night, I was so exhausted! Especially when I had a morning event at Sunway Lagoon, I was knocked out pretty fast. But, boy, it was worth getting up at 7am!

As we were driving to the Sunway Hotel Carpark, we saw a huge crowd outside the entrance to Sunway Lagoon. Apparently some Family Day was being held on the same day, same place! Thank goodness we were quite early and easily found a parking lot!

Almost everyone kept asking me whether Dee was my sister! Well, that’s probably because we both French braided our hair and wore white cropped tops, shorts and slipper.

After the registration, we were ushered to a private area with wooden tables and chairs near Zazu Beach Bistro. They set up some of their Kiss Me makeup products and mirrors on each table where we did our own makeup while some of the inexperienced ladies had the Kiss Me girls to do their makeup.

Waterproof Mascara, Waterproof Liquid Liner and Waterproof Gel Liner by Kiss Me

After using their cleansing lotion and face powder on my eyes, I did my usual double winged eyeliner using their waterproof gel liner and liquid liner on top. After that, I curled my lashes and used minimal mascara on the top and bottom lashes. After we were done, Dee and I went over to Sui Ying and Angie’s table to chit chat while waiting. We were discussing on why didn’t Kiss Me provide us sunscreen or maybe BB cream with SPF which we found out why during the first challenge.

After a short while, we were briefed by the Head Marshal and led to Lake Kariba for our very first challenge! (He initially wanted us to jump into the REAL LAKE with super dirty water and fishes as our first challenge) We had to decide our team name (Theme: Any living creature in the water) and war cry there and then! We were so excited! We thought and thought, at first we came up with funny creatures like Pufferfish, Seahorses.. And then we finally chose Catfish! We didn’t want a fancy pansy or long war cry, so our simple war cry was ‘Catfish, Catfish, MEOOWWW!’ All of the marshals at the various checkpoints looked at us weirdly whenever we performed our war cry….

The first person in our team will automatically be the team leader, says the Head Marshal. Tsk. Dee was in front, so she became our Captain!

Team Catfish
Dee – Combat Baby (Captain)
Amber – Firelyamber
Sui Ying – SuiyingK
Angie – NgieBear

1st Challenge

The captains had to jump into Lake Kariba, swim around to get the KissMe Sunkiller Perfect Strong sunscreen and see the marshal nearby. There were so many girls, it was a little difficult for Combat Baby. Especially when she was at the far edge of the pool. The first team who got to the marshal won 10 points! Lucky them..

After that, we were given an envelope and further briefed while we were applying the sunscreen we have obtained from Lake Kariba. We didn’t had much time so we just simply applied everywhere we could on each other while listening to the marshal’s instructions. We had to get back to the meeting point at 12.40pm, giving us about an hour to complete our checkpoints.

When he pressed the horn, all the girls just disappeared into the big sea of people. We opened the envelope and quickly devised a strategy. YEP, WE ACTUALLY PLANNED FIRST. We quickly head over to the Surf Beach entrance to get a map The first map we took was in Tamil, we were so blur. LOL. Anyway, we laid down the map and started to pin point the 8 possible checkpoints. This must be some effect from me and Combat Baby’s gaming lifestyle, making us such competitive strategists.. Lololol.

I was the navigator, so everyone followed me. Even if I walked to the wrong place. :P

Check Point 1 – Kayaking

*Two teammates has to kayak to make an infinity sign around the two floats in the lake.

SuiyingK and Ngiebear did the kayaking while Combat Baby and I took a second look at the map and planned where to go next.

While I was concentrating on the map, Combat Baby told me that the other two catfish were rocking the kayak like a pro!

Check Point 2 – ATV Ride

We went to the wrong way, actually walking to the ATV trail, thinking the checkpoint is somewhere there, but after a while, we all felt it wasn’t the right place, it hit me. I remembered where the ATV checkpoint was. Luckily, we didn’t have to go on the ATV Ride, saving us quite a lot of time, we performed our war cry to the marshal and headed to our next check point.

Combat Baby: Tsk! You come here very often, don’t you?
Hehe, my last visit to Sunway Lagoon was sometime last year, so I remembered how to get to certain places. Extra advantage. :D

Check Point 3 – Creepy Crawlies (Rimba)

We knew we were going to an insect zoo.. But we didn’t really think about what we were gonna do there. When the marshal uncovered the box …. All of us just yelled out simultaneously.

*Each member has to find two Scrabble alphabets from a container filled with a couple of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. Then spell out the word with the alphabets found.

Okay, I made it sound so easy. LOL. Being the competitive strategists, team work was probably our strongest point. SuiyingK and Firelyamber would search for the alphabets and place it furthest away from the insects for Ngiebear and Combat Baby before searching for ourselves. The cockroaches made a lot of noise but they don’t bite or anything.

After that, we had to put back the letters for the net team. We made sure it was hidden underneath the a bunch of cockroaches. HEHE.

Check Point 4 – Davy Jones’ Locker

*Ride the Pirate’s Revenge!

I always hated this ride because of how tight they squash you with those protection stuff. They pressed onto half of my boobs and my rib cage. Yes, yes.. I know it’s for safety reasons, but it is the reason why I’d want to puke after the ride. ):

Anyway, we were having conversations during the ride. AMAZING. I don’t know how we did it, but we did. Minimal screamos and proper conversations. But when we were almost upside down, we screamed. When we got down, I think we completely forgot what we were talking about. The only bit I remembered was we were discussing on why we are having conversations during a ride. Then after the ride, we complained about why didn’t we strategize during the ride? Haha. Hahah. Competitive bitches, huh? :P

Check Point 5 – Scream Park

We were initially looking for the native-related checkpoint but ended up going to the Scream Park first. We sought the marshal and jumped the queue at the entrance of Horrorwood Studios 2: The Zombie Apocalypse.

*Walk through the Scream Park.

This time round, SuiyingK said she was easily scared, so Combat Baby and Ngiebear held her tightly as we went along the route. I experienced the same layout of that scream park, so I had a rough idea of what goes on in there (What a cheat, gee, but I didn’t give tips to my teammates. HEH), so I led the way. It was so, so dark. Almost complete darkness, I swear. I was the blind leading the scared and screaming blind. While leading the way, the smoke played tricks on me, making illusions of human figures occasionally on my left and front. Other than that, it was all good. The girls at the back got the most jump scares.

Check Point 6 – Stupid Native Weapon

We finally figured that it was the Tomahawk. The Red Indian named Abachi was a mischievous little red Indian. We had a choice to ride the Tomahawk or solve the Rubik’s Cube. We chose the Tomahawk, but then realized it was a hassle, so we opted for the Rubik’s Cube. We only had to solve 1 side, so it was relatively easy. I remembered partially on how to solve it, so I followed Combat Baby’s advice – Try to remember as I do and successfully managed to solve one side. Abachi kept pressuring me, my mind almost went blank!

Check Point 7 – Puoooonggg!

It took us a while to find the marshal. Who would’ve known the marshal was dressed in a smoking hot animal skin outfit with face paint!

*Ride the Vuvuzuela

The hot marshal said we had 10 minutes left and the only way to get the stamp from her is to ask for permission to cut queue and be the first in line.

No shit was given at 12.30pm, Firelyamber took the lead and excused her team all the way to the top. I must have said ‘Excuse Me’ at least 30 times, with Combat Baby echoing ‘Excuse me, event’ and showing our event band. They were all definitely mad at us.. Luckily the person in charge let us go first! We were so lucky, I swear! Till now, I still feel so bad that we cut a long, long, longgggggggggg queue.

The Vuvuzuela was fun! SuiyingK was right, this was the best way to end our race even though we missed out 1 checkpoint.

Meeting The Head Marshal

We were the first to get back to see the Head Marshal. After he counted our stamps, we were free to go freshen up, change our clothes and head into the bistro for lunch. Luckily we were on time! We found out later that points would be deducted for every minute passed 12.40pm.

 

Just before we went to change. Make up still looks good. :O (WATERPROOF MAKEUP SO *OP)

*OP- Overpowered

Lunch & Pampering Session

They had croissants, rice, chicken curry and etc. I loved the croissant. It was really delicious.

Nail Parlour Section

After we ate, Dee and I did our manicures. I guess I was unlucky, I got an inexperienced nail artist, I couldn’t really hear her.. Neither could I understand what I could or could not do.. Oh well..

The nail dryer they provided was pretty cool. It blows out cold air when you place your hands underneath it.

Mine on the left (So plain huh? I should have just told her I wanted a French Manicure.. Dee wanted to do her nails for Tiesto that night, so her nails were all about glitter.

After our manicures, we went over to the photo booth to take pictures.
Me and Yuki (Left); Dee, me, Sui Ying and Angie (Center); Me and Dee (Right)

At about 3, they were ready to announce the winners of the race. 2 consolation prizes, 3rd, 2nd and 1st place. Guess what!!!!!

Team Catfish won first place!

WOO! My teammates thought I was crazy when I responded to the MC. I was so positive and confident, I blurted out fierce replies to the MC.

MC: Which team do you think it is?
Me: TEAM 14!!!!!!
MC: I don’t see any Team 14 here..
Me: DON’T LIE. IT’S TEAM 14!
MC: Well.. CONGRATULATIONS, GRAND PRIZE GOES TO TEAM 14!

Team Catfish  ヽ(*・ω・)ノ
Sui Ying, me, Deirdre & Angie
We were all so exhilirated! Sui Ying also mentioned it was her first time winning something! We were all so happy. I guess our strategy worked. :D

After all the excitement, we took a group photo, split the hamper among the 4 of us and Dee and I left early because she had to go for Tiesto.

Many thanks to Manoah Consulting and Kiss Me for this wonderful experience.
Most photographs credits to Kiss Me
Other photographs taken with Samsung Galaxy S4.

My makeup still looks great huh? Even after half day of running.

Despite how good my makeup looks after a day of sweating around, I was super tired. It’s good to just go all out once in a while, considering how I don’t exercise as much.

Till the next entry! (:
I’ll do another post about what I’ve got from the prize hamper and goodie bag!

Galaxy Note 10.1 – The Preffered Entertainment

I find the Galaxy Note uber cool . It’s probably the one and only one that I know that has multi windows. Or in layman’s term – Split Screen !

I would prefer the Galaxy Note than anything else because of the split screen . Rather than to always press the Home button and change windows .. I can just put them side by side now !

LOOK , SO EASYYYY . EASY PEASY .

Editing photographs would be a bliss with the Galaxy Note, as you are able to use the S Pen, it’s even better than using a mouse on the computer . It’s even better than the digital drawing pad because you can see where your point is on the screen! Definitely would be such a bliss to edit photographs all day long with the Galaxy Tab.

Not to mention the games .. It’ll be such an entertainment for me as the screen is definitely bigger than my Samsung S2 (DUH), and graphics are way better . Now I can play all my favourite RPG and Action games . HEHE .

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My Dream Story of Success

Have you ever asked what are we doing on this very planet we call Earth? What do we live for and who do we do it for? Religionists believe we have been given life on this beautiful earth as a gift from God to his creation. Realists however believe we are just a form of evolution and the essence of the survival of the fittest.

What I think is, no matter whom we are, we long for the same thing – happiness, love, luxury and every other materialistic form in this world. When we have achieved all of those, then we are called to be a success.

Success equals to our dreams and is derived from hard work and determination. To turn our dreams into reality, we have to find out what we are fully capable of.  Making use of our knowledge and attributes in our lives will make the planet a better place. Hence, a better life for us and achieve success. Being a success would be the ultimate stage of our lives don’t you think?

Everyone starts to strive for success by starting off with a simple dream. I’ll share with you my dream that is bound to be reality.

First off, being so exposed to the world, I’ve grown to have many interests and hobbies.

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Photography is my deepest passion.

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Food reviews the second one cause of 2 things – I get to photograph food and learn more on our world’s food culture.

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I love doing photo-manipulation and photo-editing with my Photoshop.
I love blogging and sharing things with the world too!

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My 2 cousins and me in the middle
I love playing with kids.

And, I secretly enjoy playing video games. :D

But the 3 things that I love most are children, photography and blogging.

Last year, all I thought of was to enroll myself into a Mass Communications course and be a PR manager because I’m just an average student. That kind of thinking, I know now, is shallow.

Over one Chinese New Year, being with my relatives and many, many young cousins/nieces/nephews, I found out I grew to love being around children. They are free souls that can absorb any teaching and have nothing much to worry about. (Except when their toys get spoilt, they’d need to think of ways to bug their parents to buy new ones.) But you see, I realized children seemed attached to me too. They would remember who I am and enjoy my company. They want me to play with them and teach them. I felt connected to children and I was the middle person between their parents and them. (Although, many people would think that’s because I’m still considered a kid since I’m only 17.

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I want to major in something that involves the study of children behavior. A kindergarten teacher was my initial thought. However it came to me that being a teacher will not lead me to my true passion and success. I dug deeper and found out that there is a job that will fulfill my dreams. A child psychologist.

Straight away, I’ve got everything planned out now.

  1. Apply for a psychology course and study like mad. Literally.
  2. Major in Child Psychology.
  3. Work as a child psychologist for a few years and stay thrifty and frugal.
  4. About 30+ years old, I would probably be married with cute kiddies of my own. Well, in order to have well brought up kids, I cannot be a workaholic and spend time with my kids to make sure they have the best childhood lives. So, goodbye child psychologist career (Hopefully, I won’t miss it.)
  5. I would be quite free then, with just my kids around me. I would do the things I love most. So I’d say hello to my new part time jobs – Photographer/Blogger
  6. Of course I would miss the children-related career, so I intend to open a child care center after that.

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Now, you’d probably be thinking, ‘oh, what a naïve girl! She thinks she can be the most successful person with those 6 steps.’ Nope, I’m telling you, this is the way I want to succeed in life. I don’t have to prove to people that I’m successful by being a billionaire. I would be successful because I would have had a great career, found true love, spent time doing my hobbies which would earn me money and make me happy. With all that, I have achieved my dreams and success. I would be satisfied with my life. (:

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You are supposed to look for the puzzle pieces of your life. Not wait for it.

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