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    Travel

    I Made Chiang Mai as My First Thailand Trip… Though It May Be Unethical

    A lot of people rave about Thailand, especially Bangkok and its paradise islands. I had enough of people telling me that I should go to Thailand, so I did, in 2018. However, instead of Bangkok or Hua Hin (the Thai’s Santorini-style destination), I chose Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai as my first Thailand trip. I know, I know. I will visit Bangkok one day, don’t worry. But if you haven’t travelled to Chiang Mai, now I’m telling you that you should :p I was browsing Thailand tour packages when I found the Chiang Mai trip. And the main reason that tickle my wanderlust soul was the Long Neck Tribe Village.…

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    Admiring the Beautiful Landscape of Morocco and the Sahara Desert

    You will not see a lot of greens in Morocco but the African country will charm you in its own way, especially the landscape. The news of Australian bushfire reminds me that we should be grateful and appreciate mother nature, and the landscape we’ve been to. Whether it’s the spectacular Norwegian fjords or the exotic Sahara desert of Morocco. Therefore, I would like to share with you the beautiful landscape of Morocco. The Morocco Landscape Traveler Photo Album I know I look fat in the photo. But I didn’t care as it was SUPER COLD in the morning in Sahara! I had layers of clothes and wished I brought my…

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    Morocco Nightlife: Buddha Bar Marrakech and Rick’s Café Casablanca

    Happy New Year 2020! This week’s post is a little bit late because, ehm, honestly I was too in the year-end mood, hehe! In this blog post, I want to share with all of you about the nightlife in Morocco. Yes! Morocco is more than an exotic culture and mesmerizing designs. During my trip to Morocco, I had really good times in Buddha Bar, Marrakech and Rick’s Café, Casablanca. Of course, the interior design of both places made the experience more worth it. The Luxurious Buddha Bar, Marrakech I prefer bars over clubs because I can’t stand the smoke. Well, unless I really feel like dancing and going wild 😛 And,…

  • Health & Beauty,  Money

    My ‘Unbranded’ Year End Sale Items Surprised Me

    “What did you buy during 11.11 sale?” my friend asked me. “Skincare products,” I replied, feeling a lil’ bit proud of myself. “Claraaa??!!” she looked at me at disbelief Lol… Yup, most of the products that I bought during the year end sale are ‘unbranded’ or should I say, less popular. What makes me excited the most during the year end sale is I can stock-up skincare products such as shampoo, conditioner, face serum, face moisturizer, lip balm, etc at low prices #necessity I always tell people that I’m a FIRE movement follower, but I know I’m not 100% doing what’s supposed to do: saving >50% of my salary for…

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    Morocco Travel – A Glimpse of Bahia Palace and Marrakech Souk

    I failed. I’m sorry dear readers and friends, I declare that I failed in capturing the beauty of Bahia Palace and Marrakech souk in Morocco through my camera lens. At that time in 2015, I never dreamt of becoming a travel and finance blogger hence I didn’t really bother to take many beautiful photos of the sites. Furthermore… not to excuse myself, Moroccans do not like being photographed. Although I didn’t mean to focus on the locals, they seemed worried whenever I pointed the camera. As a girl who wandered around the souk alone with a DSLR on her hands, I tried to be polite by not taking too many…

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    Fashion,  Travel

    Morocco: The Atlas Mountains, Todra Gorge and Sex & the City

    Marhaba! I went to Morocco in 2015 but a few months before that, I decided to watch Sex & the City 2 movie (I know I was five years too late!). Coincidentally, the second movie is filmed in Morocco! The entire movie had my jaws dropped and eyes sparkled by how fabulous those women looked. I mean, the four of them walking into a room with THAT fashion sense will make any head turns. Therefore, inspired by the movie, I opened my wardrobe and mix ‘n match my clothes carefully so I would look at least 10% as fab as those women for my Moroccan trip. Of course, my humble…

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    Life

    It’s December Again and It’s Time to Listen to Your Inner Self

    Hola, amigos! I’m so happy to know that many enjoy reading my previous blog post about Chefchaouen, Morocco. It is my pleasure to share what I have seen and experienced. I will share with you another part of Morocco in the next blog post. This time, I feel like sharing a personal view about life. If you have any opinion, please do not hesitate to comment. I’d like to hear and learn from you 🙂 Embrace the Silence and Listen to Your Inner Self I don’t know why I’m here and what I’m doing with my life. I guess it always occurs to me when December arrives. This sentimental feeling…

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    A Hidden KL Destination: The Camera Museum at Gold3 Boutique Hotel

    There are many speakeasy aka hidden bars in Malaysia. But what about a hidden museum located on the 1st floor of a boutique hotel in KL? If you’re a fan of photography, art or simply want to update your Instagram account, check out The Camera Museum at Gold 3 Boutique Hotel in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur! As a note, this isn’t a paid post 😉 How I Found the Hidden Camera Museum at Gold 3 Hotel, KL I never knew that there’s a stylish and affordable boutique hotel in the alley of Bukit Bintang until my childhood friend messaged me on Instagram. So, he went for a holiday to KL,…