#skincaretalk: The Ordinary Rosehip Oil

Apart from basic cleanser-toner-moisturizer skincare routine, I’ve always believed that our skin needs more & more nourishment. Basic skincare routine can do a decent job too but don’t you think that we need some extras things to boost up our skin? The extra extra things in skincare would be like serums, essences, ampoules, oil cleansers, facial mist, eye cream, oils, overnight masks or even sheet masks.

In this post, I’ll be sharing my holy grail oil of 2017!


Meet ma lady here, The Ordinary Rosehip Seed Oil, 100% Organic Cold-Pressed.

I started using it since May 2017 and I’ve never thought that it’d bring such differences into my skincare routine. Even Gothamista and Liah Yoo are fans of this oil! No wonder it is that good. Whatever products they recommend, I’m just hooked to buy everything. I hardly doubt their recommendations because once they said that it is good, it is really good, guys. 

Speaking about oils, I’m pretty sure that most of us have the common perception that oils would make your skin greasier especially if you fall under the oily skin type. No guys, it’s not true. Nowadays, many skincare companies have come out with a lot of innovative oil formulations  to prove that oils do benefit our skin. We just need to find out which type of oils suit our skin needs and try to incorporate into our routines, consistently.


The Ordinary is actually one of many brands under a company called Deciem which is just a 3 year-old company but it has achieved lots of success and awards! The company’s tagline “The Abnormal Beauty Company” is quite interesting too and it kinda reflects in their skincare lines looking at the packaging and their ingredients lists. So not typical. It’s abnormally interesting and most importantly good for its price! Imagine buying a 30-ml rosehip oil from The Ordinary at $18 versus buying Trilogy’s at $27 for 20-ml.


Rosehip oil is actually extracted from the hip of the plant. In easy terms, hip means the location where the seeds of the rose plant reside. Rosehip oil can be extracted from a variety of roses but for The Ordinary’s it’s from Rosa Canina. Rosehip oil contains a long chain of unsaturated and saturated fatty acids which easily penetrate into our lipid bilayer of our skin. Here are its contents:

  • Linoleic acid > oleic acid. Linoleic acid is pretty good at healing our skin since it has anti-inflammatory properties. And because its concentration is larger than oleic acid, it is classified as a dry oil.
  • Vitamin C for that extra glow.
  • Beta carotene, which is a precursor of Vitamin A and also an antioxidant.
  • Palmitic acid.
  • Stearic acid.



Since it’s a dry oil, my oily skin appreciates it so much! Olive oil, coconut oil, hazelnut oil and camellia seed oil are just too occlusive to be applied on my skin.


I always use this oil every day, AM and PM, after liquid applications (serums, essences, etc) and before moisturizers. In AM, I’ll use only 1 drop which goes a long way actually and in PM, I’ll put 2 drops. The oil has a orange-ish tint and it’s very liquidy, not oily 😀 I’m surprised that it’s not towards the oilier side as I originally thought, but I can definitely feel it’s penetrating my skin layer.

The best part of it is it has ZERO SCENT in it which makes it more refined!! Also alcohol-free, cruelty free, vegan and nut-free.

You can either pat it on your skin or either massage. I’d prefer massaging the oil because massaging does its job too in improving the blood circulation in our face. And sometimes, before applying foundation, I’ll use 2 drops of it for some extra glow in my makeup.

Besides applying the oil on my face, I frequently apply it onto my feet which is a bit flaky and also in my arm folds where sometimes I get scratch marks.


Pros: Scentless, not occlusive and worth the price. 100% organic. 100% cold-pressed meaning all the good things are still retained in it during processing. No animal derivatives. No breakouts. Affordable and for a 30-ml oil, it can last for a year. Great starters for those wanting to step up their skincare routines.

But there’s something about this oil that turns me off……

Its stability. It’s quite unstable which means that it has a short shelf life, probably up to 3-4 months. Usually the colour of the oil tends to be off after some months, from orange to yellow. I’m not sure if anyone else is also experiencing this, but I definitely did. Other options that I’m currently considering beside rosehip is squalane oil. I heard that it’s quite stable and has a shelf life up to 2 years. I’m definitely going to try squalane after this!

Thank you for reading!







#skincaretalk: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc PCA 1%

Meet one of the most raved products of The Ordinary.



I first discovered this product (and brand too) when I was watching Liah Yoo and Gothamista’s videos on Youtube. They raved about this particular product A LOT and this product is often featured in their videos, even the most recent ones which means that there must be something good in this small lil 30-ml bottle.

I decided to ask my sister who was in Melbourne last year to purchase it. I really anticipated real results from it since at that time, The Ordinary became a huge hit especially with their foundations. And after using it for almost a year, here’s my review on it.


The Ordinary is actually one of many brands under a company called Deciem which is just a 3 year-old company but it has achieved lots of success and awards! The company’s tagline “The Abnormal Beauty Company” is quite interesting too and it kinda reflects in their skincare lines looking at the packaging and their ingredients lists. It retails for  9 pounds in the UK and 9.90 AUD in Australia. Affordable, isn’t it?

[Check out my latest post on Why The Ordinary Rosehip Oil was my 2017’s holy grail]


Before I came across this product, I never knew that such product exists. My knowledge on skincare was pretty shallow and I was brainwashed with the mindset of skincare means chemicals and chemicals mean danger to our skin. I mean, whenever I reflect back, I was quite………a dumb. Thankfully, Youtube saved my life. HAHA.

  • Niacinamide (10%): basically a form of vitamin B3 that helps a lot in reducing hyperpigmentation, fine wrinkles/lines, blemishes and also red blotchiness. Most importantly, it is able to help stabilise the sebum production. The concentration that The Ordinary came up with is quite high at 10% and expect some tingling for first timers. Basically, it is an all-rounder ingredient and is widely used in many skincare products.


  • Zinc PCA (1%): ok hmmm so why does The Ordinary include this ingredient when formulating this product? Basically, zinc PCA is pretty handy as a humectant and also has anti-aging properties.


  • Pentylene glycol, a skin-conditioning solvent.


  • Dimethyl isosorbide, for controlling the viscosity of the formula.


and other ingredients which are mainly for formula conditioning purposes.



The texture is quite tacky and not runny. Some people have claimed that it causes pilling and I did experience the pilling too. But overall, it’s all good. You just need to pat pat on your skin, not spread in order to prevent the pilling from happening.

Apply after toning, before oil and moisturizer.

Not to be applied with vitamin C.


Two words. Game changer. 

It helps me a lot in my breakouts especially my hormonal acnes. I am quite (still) amazed at how it actually works on my skin and thankfully, I had no purging while using it. Of course there were some tingling sensation when I first applied it but over time, the sensation disappeared. I really thank The Ordinary for introducing this product and one of the biggest change that I witness is my oiliness has reduced significantly. Now, I could say that my skin is almost to the normal type and I’m very happy!

It is also odourless and quite affordable. I am very impressed with it and my stock is almost running out and I’m looking forward to my second bottle.


To end this post, I must say that it is definitely worth the hype. Perhaps you could give it a try and later inform me your thoughts on it?



wrapping up year 1

Dear readers,


I successfully survived my Year 1 in dental school! Hehe.

Alhamdulillah that I managed to pass my final exam. I’m so grateful that God eased everything for me. The papers weren’t so difficult but OSPE got me troubled a bit. There was a question where I didn’t even read the relevant topics and I also mislabeled some structures aigoo. I was a bit affected by my mistakes *knocks my head* because I freaking love OSPE because the questions are pretty straightforward. You memorise anatomy, you’ll do great in OSPE. That was my mindset about it but thankfully I passed.


That day when we did some face painting.


Visited Dr. Vincent who’s an alumni of IMU. He is also the director of the clinic and he’s a very nice person! 😀


My first rubber dam. Just had to take this for the sake of memories.


Looking back on my year 1, I’ll just jot down a few memories that I could recall from my first year. What a year!


  • Registration day was awkward. My first few friends were Shaza, Audrey, Victor, Kat and few others that I couldn’t remember. Skipped orientation week (HAHAHAHHA) and yeah, that was it. I skipped a lot of other meetings too.
  • Was 1-hour late for my MPU exam in sem 1 because my train broke down. That was one of the nerve-wrecking moments I’ve ever had but I wasn’t sure how I could remain calm at that time. What a test from God but thankfully I managed to sit for the exam and passed! Phew. What a moment to live in.
  • Met a super cool doctor who tutored my group during a clinical session. He is sooo cool, I don’t know how to describe him in words. Just cool.
  • Didn’t join Dental Cup lolol. Let’s see how it goes for this year’s HAHAHA.
  • Dental subjects are quite interesting but I have yet to decide which subject interests me the most hmmmm.
  • Mastered the art of commuting, from memorizing the trains’ timetables to running as fast as I could within 30 seconds.
  • Had some fun time with my friends going to the community service. It actually feels nice to mingle around with people from different backgrounds. It is a blessing indeed 🙂
  • Sem 2 was okay, but things escalated pretty quick that I got a bit clueless.
  • Had a crush on Year 3 senior HAHAHAHAHA I’ll just call him Harry Potter for future references LOL


Overall, I got a lot of things to be improved and I seriously need to figure out the best way of learning for Year 2 because there’s so much to remember nowadays T_________T


Here’s to a better year, in and out.

5 seconds, daily.

Everyday commutes can be quite ……..tiring. I grew bored of it that I could even walk to university with my eyes closed. HAHA.

But over time, I realized that it isn’t a bad thing actually. Of course, I met the same faces every morning and they also must somehow recognized mine. On the other side, I find it pretty cool that I do get to know them indirectly, albeit for 5 seconds. And that’s just from observing, not talking. Questions like “why is he here everyday?” , “is she feeling well today?” always appear whenever I bump into them although I often felt sleepy after train rides. The thoughts seem so insignificant because they pretty much lasted for 5 seconds, but imagine having them every day. Habits.

So yeah, to end my 2017, here’s a story for you.

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Does this view seem familiar to you?

Several elders sitting on walkway, and you’d see a container in front of them. They’d look at you hoping for some hope that you’ll help them. Sometimes, they’d sing to entertain the public. Sometimes, they don’t. But most of the time, you see them being healthy and pretty fine. But on the inside, they are helpless.

In harsh words, people call them beggars. Their presence is undeniably known to public, but again people is kind and people is bad. Bad people diss their presence, thinking that they’d be cash kings by being beggars. But tell me, do they? Kind people often do not judge, they just go and help. At times, they go home with enough money that can buy them meals for a week. And at times, they go home empty-handed.

On the corridor of the walkway leading from TBS commuter station to the LRT station, I’ve always seen this pakcik. He seems pretty old, maybe around 50-60-ish and I always see him at that exact spot. That spot where he would lay down a huge cardboard and prepared a container in front of him. Often, he would read the newspaper and surprisingly, he doesn’t make much eye contact with people walking past him. It’s like he’s there to spend his pastime. But, he definitely looks kind and he sort of reminds me to the typical Malay pakciks in Malaysia.

Everytime I see him, I’d feel angry, sad, disappointed with his family. Especially his children.

“Why is he here? Where is his children? What are they doing with their lives that their own father is sitting here doing things that he shouldn’t be doing at his age?” 

It hits me pretty hard that his life might be so difficult and challenging that he’d think that “it’s ok i’ll just go sit somewhere and wait for people’s help….if this is the only way, I’m ok..”


Life is quite a struggle nowadays. There are soooo many people suffering to earn decent money and it frustrates me to see them not getting enough help. Idk man. On another note, Instagram is pretty much a fool because reality isn’t like that. And that’s why I come up with this post. I want everybody reading this to be really grateful of your life because there are many others having it worse. But we don’t see it because our environment might be so different than theirs. Some of them do not even know Instagram, what more have the privilege to study abroad, or even go travel. They need our help, be it money, education or even our prayers. So, let’s lend our hands to them because after all, the rich exists to help the poor ones.


Btw, happy new year 2018 to those celebrating!!!! Or to those who do not because they might just stay at home, chilling. Like me, hehe.



p/s: bye 2017. Lots of hard work huh this year? *pats on my back*



busy december busy

In the past, you would not find me saying “sorry, I’m quite busy nowadays…”  but nowadays, I find myself saying that A LOT. And I’m not even lying that I’m busy (even this post I didn’t even plan to write but somehow my heart tells me to). So yeah, here we go…

December has been sooooo busy and tiring because the semester is almost ending and there are still classes to attend, dental practicals to be done and pro exam preparations that are still waiting for me on the table, neatly wrapped in my notebook. I tell you, next week will be my ICA and still last week was loaded with classes and practicals. It’s freaking hard to steal some time to do other stuffs like writing or listening to music because I’m always on my tasks. If I’m not on the phone, I’d probably skimming through my notes or doing my assignment. I can’t deny that hey, at least I’m not wasting my time but it does take a toll on me and I wish I could just press the pause button and chill for a while. But, I couldn’t!!! Time is so precious man, especially at this hour.

Anyways, looking back at this week, I’m glad that I went back to my hometown to attend my family event. Helped a bit in the preparation and actually it was quite an escape from all those notes and books. It sort of takes me back to spending time with my big family and recharge for the important day. So readers, don’t forget to work hard and also take some rest. Take a short break from the laptops and the books sometimes. Recharge yourself with whatever that works for you – games, sports, movies, family time, etc. Your mind would thank you for that, seriously.


Depression is real, guys. Please take care of yourself and seek help :””(

rip jonghyun.


november 24.

Hi readers, how are you doing? Hopefully everything has been great for all of you.

It’s already end of November and 2018 is just 5 weeks away from us. Dang! Time really flies quick, isn’t it? Can’t wait for January tho ;))



My life, generally, has been quite overwhelming, I guess. I’d sound so ungrateful to complain about petty stuffs that happened as time passes by since Allah has given me so many blessings. This year, there were lots of unforgettable moments where I got plenty of gifts from Him, either spiritually or materialistically. As simple as those blessings seem to be, they mean so much to me that they always remind me that He for sure will lend a hand. He always will.

But now, I certainly could feel that my life is now feels so plateau-ish. It is like slipping into slumps. At this moment I’m writing now, my soul felt uneasy; my day went by so quick that suddenly it’s already 10 pm; and there was no drive to do what I was supposed to do. I listened to music as much as I could do but still the feeling lingers around. I was on the phone most of the time trying to drift the thoughts away from my attention. But it still stood there. Not moving a single inch. It seemed to know that I love turning away from problems.

I knew I could not run away. I had to face it. Be more courageous.

I think many of you had been in this situation, hadn’t you? I often ask myself what could be the reason of this. Could it be the daily caffeine intake? Should I reduce it then? Could be it the fact that I’m on my menses now, hence not being able to pray? Could it be the pressure to prepare myself for the exam?

Or is it just me? Well, finger-pointing at those factors mentioned above does sound useless, don’t they? Sorry, life. I’ll humbly take the blame *slowly points the finger at myself*

My 20 year old back then would hit me in the face for lacking motivation. She’d say you better wake up lah Safiani! Stop expecting that life would bring glory to your doorsteps so easily!

And at times like this, I realized that it’s my call to find some help. I really really love listening to inspiring talks/videos on the internet because for me, that’s the most empowering tool I can easily access. I don’t need to spend much on books when I could get the same message for free on the web. I sorta need something/someone to knock my head hard to get me out of the mess I’m in.


Or maybe all I need right now is a good cold shower. Perhaps that’ll untie all this self-made knots in my head. Hopefully.

I’ll just leave you with this video. Precious message.


To a better life, each day, if not each month, if not each year.


life updates.

Hey there readers.

Might as well give you some latest updates on my (busy) life. Hope this would suffice for this month’s 2nd post.


Passed my Perspex block project yeehuuu and only realized that my high speed handpiece isn’t compatible with the lab one k k k k


Survived the first week’s schedule where my class everyday began at 9:15 am. I literally woke up at the same time everyday haha. Pretty glad that my body adjusted well to this, woww talk about preparing for working days in future. LMAO.


Neutered my cat, Cincan. He was a bit restless after the surgery but after some time, he’s back to normal. My mom calls him ‘pondan’ nowadays. Good news is he doesn’t leave the house as frequently as he did in the past. Yey!


Had 2 days of community project thingy at a primary school in PJ. Never expected it to be a great stress-reliever. Definitely brings me a couple of my glorious primary school memories dang. 9 freaking years have passed..



Totally inspired by Aida Azlin’s videos. I like a video of her talking about worries. Worries suck, don’t they? But they’re pretty useless, tbh. So yeah, leave it to God, guys. He’ll take care of our future.


Since this month is October, I’d like to dedicate Friday, October 6th  as the day of the month. A day full of blessings that I am so so thankful to be living it where I could feel how close God is to me and He for real heard me, inside and outside. Alhamdulillah.


Got to know something really really useful and really attractive. Mainly about part-time jobs which I’m currently researching because I really need to earn some money to fund my life dreams :’) it kind of requires a tough first step to begin so I need to recover my confidence level. Pray for me readers :))))

Hope everyone is having a great month!

getting lost in phnom penh.

-Continuation from the Ho Chi Minh post


As soon as the bus arrived at the Cambodia immigration border, I instantly felt the huge shift of vibes. Cambodia sort of gives me different feels than Vietnam. Well, both are completely different lands albeit the similarities in their people. You might want to check out the history of both countries because conflicts happened between them in the past. Moving on, tarred roads do exist in Cambodia, but most of them are filled with potholes here and there. The housing areas are pretty much scattered and disorganized. And I think it wasn’t a fair first impression of Cambodia since we were only at the countryside. The capital, Phnom Penh is 170 kilometres away from Bovet, the bordering city. I don’t want to expect anything, actually.


the restaurant

After getting our passports stamped, our bus stopped by a restaurant for lunch. It’s a Vietnamese restaurant so as expected, we found them selling phos, banh mi and other Vietnamese dishes. My sister and I didn’t really know what to do because the bus was locked so we opted to take our seats on a bench inside the restaurant. Which means some time to observe the environment there.

The bus driver and his conductor didn’t spend much time munching on their lunch. We spent around 20 minutes at the stop and after everyone got on the bus, our journey to the capital continued. As usual, I slept. Hahaha. It was definitely a bumpy ride but along the journey, we captured a few sceneries of the locals. So yeah.


our first tuk tuk ride. kind driver we got :”)

After 3 hours, finally we arrived! As we got nearer to our destination, the view got better and better. There are more tall buildings and streets filled with tuktuks, cars and motorbikes. We stayed at Onederz Hostel which is just in front of the Tonle Sap river and that was the best decision I’ve ever made, seriously. The staffs are veryyy welcoming and hands down, Asian hospitality is the best of all! I still remember their names – Sukkim and …… The hostel felt so much like home because everyone needs to take off their shoes before entering and the interior is neat and clean. We stayed at the womens’ dormitories and got ourselves the view of Tonle Sap river :DDD


view from the inside of the hostel


view from our room 😀

And that was how I met my Vietnamese friend, Xinh! More on her later.


Basically, Cambodia’s currency is in US Dollars and also Riels which made us struggled on limiting our budgets there. Obviously, we couldn’t escape from converting USD to MYR everytime buying stuff here. Tips 1: Refrain from converting during  travel. Another tips would be Cambodians traditional souvenirs/bags/textiles are wayyyy more beautiful than Vietnam’s idk why…. So now you know where to splurge your money on the next trip to Vietnam/Cambodia. Their silks are soooo tempting to buy but me got no money so byebye silk :”””””(((


chilling around the palace in the afternoon #hotlikehell

The main plan in Phnom Penh is just to chill around the city and not to go so far out of the city. Our budgets were limited and transportations are expensive. Tuktuks can cost around 5-10 USD if you don’t negotiate well and Grab isn’t available there. Sheesh. At times, we went jalan2 by tuktuks and at times, we walked on foot. Geez, walking on foot is healthy but once you got lost, it would be annoying. I remember there was a time where we wanted to have dinner at a halal restaurant which is 3 blocks south from our hostel. We standby some maps for directions but somehow we got lost for 40 minutes ahhahahahaahaa. In the end, it turns out that we were at the right street and after asking the locals around the street, we heard this,

“Halal restaurant? Close! Close!” he giggled while pointing at the next shop. But then I saw on the internet that the restaurant is open until 11:30 pm?? Haih, shouldn’t rely much on Google. No wonder the street was pretty dark at that time. After that, we walked on empty stomachs and headed to the halal restaurant behind our hostel. We’ve eaten there the day before so we thought of trying other halal restaurant. But then, program got cancelled so it was time to head 3 blocks north again :”””””))))


At 10:30 pm, we finally had our dinner in MK Halal restaurant – see on the map how farrrr we walked! Thankfully, the meals were great 😉 And nearby the restaurant, there’s a night market where they sell clothes, accessories and food. We managed to get our tastebuds on the coconut ice-cream and ate it while enjoying the night breeze along the river. Sat on a bench and just enjoyed the last night in Phnom Penh :)) how laidback it was <<333



where we lepak-ed at night

on the next day, we were supposed to board our flight home but……something occurred. Something common but also unexpectedly interesting.


tbc on next post!!

exploring ho chi minh


Having a 2-week break, I wanted my break to be productive and well-planned. It’s a waste to just stay at home doing nothing and just see my holidays pass in a blink of eye. So, I thought, hmm let’s just go somewhere. I decided to travel to 2 countries at once considering that it’d be worth the money and I could try take on some cross-bordering experience. I planned roughly our itinerary and I got my sister, Aiza to be my travel partner for the first time ever. Heh, so it’s just the two of us carrying huge backpacks around the city.


Our flight to Ho Chi Minh was at 9 am and that was the perfect timing ever. After experiencing a 7-am flight in the past, it was a blessing to go for a 9-am flight (and also having a sister who works in the airport hehe). I’ve always hated red-eye flights because I would not be able to sleep the night before. There’s always these what if I woke up late and missed my flight and did I miss anything before zipping my bagpack thoughts before sleeping the night before. And I must say, the worry is usually completely gone after zipping the bag for the final time. No more putting things and searching for this and that; you just want to throw your bags into the car boot and just move to the airport ASAP. Hahaha lol.


And yeah, this was actually my first time flying abroad with Malaysia Airlines. I’ve flied twice with them but only to Langkawi. So far, it has been a nice experience since we were served the nasi lemak onboard yeay!! I was hungry at that time, so I don’t really expect it to be so good since airline food is always meh but I genuinely like it. We arrived earlier than we were scheduled to, but the queues at the immigration were damn long so it didn’t make any difference. I tell you, there were so many people lining up to get their passports stamped and surprisingly, there were no hijabis except us. After clearing immigration and taking our bags, we headed for the bus. Cheap and easy. I actually love taking bus during travelling and I just don’t know why. The experience is just better than taking trains or cars. Most probably because it’s the ideal way to get closer sight to the locals’ daily lives.


post touchdown – enjoying Pepsi we bought from Burger King while waiting for the bus 109 to Ben Thanh

If anyone would ever asked me on how many days should one spent in Ho Chi Minh, I’d just answer it depends. Ho Chi Minh is kinda large city plus you have the historical spots which are quite far from the city. Example is the Cu Chi tunnels. If you truly want a free and easy trip, maybe you could allocate 6 days to entirely cover the city, historical places and the floating market in Mekong River. Or you could take any daytrips to several places like the famous sand dunes idk. Just, don’t rush when it comes to planning because trust me, it’d make things more tiring than ever. Take things one at a time and if it rains, then just chill and enjoy the awesome coffee there ;))) Remember, travelling is all about relaxing and enjoying, not rushing from one place to another.


On our way to the Airbnb, we got a bit lost. Vietnamese language may seem easy to be understood since it’s way different than Thai, but sometimes it can be confusing as hell. Asking locals for directions could be frustrating because some would reject you even before looking at the address. In the end, we bought a local SIM and found the direction to our homestay. And after arriving at our Airbnb, I was quite impressed with my surrounding. No luxurious hotels whatsoever. So ‘local’! It is located around the locals’ neighbourhood where there are plenty of restaurants nearby and small grocery shops. And it was a usual thing listening to neighbors downstairs having their karaoke sessions and hearing some prayers from the monks in front at night. What better surrounding can I get than this? #grateful


Where we practically lived for 2 nights…interesting.

My sister and I also got on some thrilling crossing-the-road experience. Hahaha it was fun and risky! Besides adjusting to the different sides of driving here (theirs are like the Americans) so yeah we should look to the right first then left before crossing the road lol. Here’s what I learnt – just look forward and be confident when crossing. The road users are professional peeps, they will avoid you. It’s also an incredible sight to see everyone wearing helmets here, and do you know there are approximately 2 million motorcycles users in HCM? Traffic lights are pretty useless but I’m amazed that people can maneuver their vehicle brilliantly without getting hit here and there.


busy road, all day, every day…

Of course, we visited the city attractions like the post office, cathedral, Ben Thanh market, the opera house and the famous walking street. We had fun as others tourists did and we walked like a lot. Online maps can be quite deceiving because the place we’re heading to seems near but damn, it’s not. Not to forget the rainy season, at one time we had to put on our ponchos looking all cool but deep inside, we were sweating like crazy! Uber and Grab are available everywhere but we opted to walk because of our tight budget. Hahaha what an experience though travelling during rainy season…

I’ll just include some photos of the city to end this post!


Saigon Opera House in the afternoon. So beautiful!


The same Saigon Opera House but at night! And at the right you can see the statue of Ho Chi Minh :’)


mask checked. helmet checked. 


hiiiiii theree lolol


me and my sister, Aiza enjoying our sundae cones after a long day


Saving Cambodia for the next post!! tbc.