Merdeka shopping spree

Mini head towels & face mask

I thought I should make the trip worthy by ordering both face mask sheets and hair caps. . I have tried the Bioaqua Ice Mask but have yet to try the Vitamin C type. The caps were cute and I got them in 3 colours which are purple, deep pink and pink. My daughter loved her pink one.

Price: RM2.89/ea for caps and RM0.50/ea for masks

Psychology books

I bought two Islamic psychology books from IIUMPRESS. I thought that I’d like to bring them to the conference and get Dr Alizi’s autograph. It did not happen. I did enjoy his topic though. It was very enlightening. The total purchase was RM71.40

GUMASH

For Gumash, I got a different colour this time. This is one of the henna-based hair dyes for women. Going for a dark brown instead of a copper head. This one was priced at RM54.80.

Whizzfizz

This local product exceeded my expectation. It is a bubble bath essence. It produced a lot of bubbles in the tub. The type where it will stay above your boobs for a long time when you’re soaking. I bought it with me during my trip to Kuching the other day. Each bottle costs RM29.35 and I bought all 3 variants.

My bathroom is like a spa.. yeay

Foot bucket spa

I also bought a foot bucket spa for RM209.90 and it was so worth it. I even received a lot of free herbal powder. Basically, you fill up the collapsible bucket with normal temp water, the machine will heat it up to the desired temperature and just put whatever herbal powder of your choice inside. At the bottom of the bucket, there are rollers to massage your tired feet. You can put on the timer as well. I usually do one for about 20 minutes.

This concludes my Shopee haul for Merdeka day !

Thank you Samsung Smart Switch

Mr Husband bought me a Samsung A32 for our anniversary gift last week. I was using an A7 before that which is still in good condition although it has suffered quite a few concussions over the years. The battery, storage and general functions are still at its peak despite using it for the last 3 years. It was quite hard to switch to a new phone because of the memories it hold inside. Took a lot of photos and kept a lot of important documents on the phone.

Anyway, as Paulo Coelho puts it

if you’re brave enough to say goodbye,

life will reward you with a new hello

– The Pilgrimage

I unboxed the gift and lo behold, it was in purple. Borahae.

Then I opened the Samsung Smart Switch app and connect both phones over Wifi and Bluetooth.

This app allows you to transfer every single app with sign-in details, photos and media from my A7 to A32 swiftly. In fact, the arrangements of my app on the home screen of my A32 is a clone of my A7. It looked exactly like my old phone’s interface, so much so that it feels like home. Only with more storage and better camera quality.

Every. Single. Detail.

As for my old photos, I organized them in my Seabyte External Hard Disk starting from 2008 till 2021. Well, I tried my best but I still have a lot of documents to organize. J-Hope would be proud!

MI BAND 3

I give second chances for relationships or circumstances to work out. Including things. Cause sometimes I feel if a gadget is deemed not working or useless, it could be because as users, we have yet to uncover its full potential. My husband received a Mi Band a few years ago as a winning prize. He wore it for quite a while but at one point he kind of stopped. I did not really enquire why and to be honest, have quite forgotten about the Mi Band existence until a few weeks ago.

My workplace had this fitness competition going on. We are to track our steps per day and see if the accumulated steps would, later on, translate into a winning streak. Previously, I used my phone as a tracker and bring it everywhere I go. Then, I thought, why not get one of those smartwatches that I could wear and go for my walks instead of bringing the phone with me. I started browsing Shopee and ‘liked’ a few items. For example,

Samsung Wearables – the designs are cute, my problem with it is that I’ll be in the Samsung ecosystem which is not integrated with my BookDoc app. Plus, I use a lot of Google in my daily activities.

Hence, I focused more on Google Fit Tech and stumbled upon not only their Wear Os but other watches from Fossil too. Considering the extravagant functions, the price is steep. I could almost buy a new phone with that price tag.

Having browsed through the options, I decided to give myself a trial period before committing to my very own wearables. I nicked my husband’s abandoned, neglected Mi Band. I found out that the straps have come off, so I bought new, feminine straps from China through Shopee. I charged the watch for longer hours as a colleague said that if it was properly charged, the batteries could last for the whole week. Indeed, it was true.

straps bought from Shopee

I downloaded the Mi Fit app, connected it to a Google fit app which is later synchronized with BookDoc. That’s a lot of steps – I will find a shortcut to this. Still, it worked. Thus, I am more motivated to engage in activities that could increase my basal metabolic rate. I am still parked further from the building’s main entrance. Calorie deficit meals. More water. More salad on the plate. Coffee is still on the menu.

My husband’s Mi Band has been given a new purpose in life – to keep the wife, ME, fit and healthy. I guess the band is here to stay on my wrist instead of his.

Mi band is now mine