4.21.2017

Why Converse Sneakers Are My Favorite



Coco Chanel once said "A woman with good shoes is never ugly." When I think about a good pair of shoes, I'll always think of something comfy and in the same time, not too old-fashioned. I must be comfortable in that shoes because I walk a lot, I swear. I often find myself using stairs when there are elevators and escalators available, I don't know why. I just love walking. I'm also a fast walker. Time is gold, they said, but that's not exactly why I walk so fast. I just walk fast. It's kinda like a habit, but the habit often brings advantage to me.

The only shoes that fits my criteria are sneakers. As much as I want to say I love high heels more, I honestly love my converse more. I'll use high heels on occasion that requires dressing up but in my daily life? I'd rather wear sneakers. I've been using converse sneakers since primary school and I have a lot of memories with my converse; both good and bad memories. I use my converse during school trips, I wore them a lot to my favorite place in town, I once almost got hit by a car while I was wearing converse and a lot more. *I wonder why I suddenly get nostalgic with this converse post*

I'm a huge fan of Converse sneakers, and here are some reasons why:


They are super comfortable.



As I mentioned above, I love walking and I'm a fast walker (even when I don't intend to be fast). I can walk around the places I want to without needing to have a break too many times. I can shop all I want in the shopping mall without feeling too tired because my shoes are soft and comfortable inside. It is so convenient!


Converse sneakers are unisex style shoes.

Fun fact: I'm the only girl among my siblings. Another fun fact: It's not fun. One of the pros of being the only daughter is I don't need to share my things with anyone. I can have my clothes and things all to myself. The con? If I need something, for example clothes, bags, accessories or whatever, I can't borrow my brothers' stuffs. Their stuffs are all too boyish and their stuffs wouldn't fit me well. However, as converse sneakers are unisex style shoes, I can always borrow my brothers' sneakers. They might be a little too big, but I can always tighten the shoes. No one can avoid me from wearing converse.


They are not too pricey.

Compared to other sneakers brand, for me, the most affordable is converse. There are people who own up to 10 converse sneakers, that's how affordable the sneakers are. The shoes are comfy, unisex, stylish and not too pricey. What's not to love about the sneakers?



I can design my own converse sneakers.



Who wouldn't love to have a self-designed sneakers? Not me. I would really love it. You can also design a shoes as a gift to someone, whether it's your friends, siblings or lovers based on what they like. Just go to their website, design, and you are done.


Converse go with any outfit.


I don't really have to burden my mind with the "which pair of shoes will fit my outfit" everytime I have occasion I need to attend when I have my converse with me. Whether I am going for a cute, modest, or sporty look, my converse will always match my look.


Additional fact about converse: They are not all about sneakers.  They also have many accessories to choose from. For the guys and girls who love the casual laid back style, chill out in Converse hats and bags. You can choose a backpack or sling bag depending on your mood. The sling bag is also great to bring on the plane where you can store important documents that you need to reach for without going through a big bag. Converse is a legendary brand.

If you don't have a pair of converse sneakers, what are you waiting for? Go grab a pair, since converse is totally convenient and stylish!


Love,
Pypaa. xoxo


4.08.2017

The Raven Boys | Book Review

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)


Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 416
Goodreads rating: 4.05/5
My rating: 5/5

















Hello guys!

It has been a long time since I post anything here, and I missed the blog so much. I should be on hiatus, considering my March test result wasn't so good, but I passed nonetheless, Alhamdulillah. But I want to post something so that my blog wouldn't be full of webs and that sort of things.

So, last term break, I read a lot of books, and one of the books is The Raven Boys. Before I start writing about what I think about the book, you may read the synopsis first.


SYNOPSIS

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”


It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue S
argent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before. (source: Goodreads)



REVIEW

I heard about this book tons of times. The book reviews of this book are everywhere; on Youtube, Goodreads and some blogs and websites. My favorite Youtubers mentioned this book and it was in a lot of book recommendations I watched/read. The book was on my e-reader bookshelf for so long, and one certain day, I finally found my way to this book. And I wondered... why didn't I read this book earlier?



"If Blue was to kiss her true love, he would die. For a long time, this bothered Blue. The warning was specific, certainly, but in the way of a fairy tale. It didn't say how her true love would die. It didn't say how long after the kiss he would survive. Did it have to be a kiss on the lips? Would a chaste peck on the back of his palm prove as deadly?" {Excerpt of Chapter 1, The Raven Boys}

The whole theme intrigued me. The excerpt I put above wasn't in the first page of the book, but I was hooked from the very first page. The very first sentence. As much as I shouldn't, I love paranormal things; it fascinates me, and Blue's family traded in predictions and I loved the theme so so so much. I didn't read a lot of fantasies in the past, but I'm sure this book is a good one.

I adored Blue's family. It's the way I adored the Song/Covey family in To All The Boys I Loved Before trilogy, the family in Strange And Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender and almost like how I loved the Weasleys. The women Blue lives with are so amazing I wished I could jump into the book and be apart of the family. Not just they had fantastic ability that I really loved, they also had the attitude that I admire!

The plot is interesting and it was a bit slow paced because it was a character-driven book, but that's okay for me. The theme had me hooked and I was fascinated by the paranormal thingy.

Now lets talk about the Raven Boys.

Richard Gansey III: Gansey oh Gansey. A lot of people who read this book didn't really like Gansey because of his obliviousness of how he hurt people by using his privilege. But I loved him. He was so ambitious and he cared a lot about people around him although sometimes the way he helped people around him hurts them. He'd do anything for them, I swear. And it's so adorable.

Adam Parrish: Do I need to mention again how much I love the name 'Adam'? I get really excited whenever I see the name 'Adam' whether it's in a book, movie, anywhere. And Adam Parrish is so lovable. He was the only Aglionby boy that was not filthy rich and he was so independent. I cared for him a lot. He's like my little child (except that I don't have a child) that I want to protect forever. 

Noah: My heart broke for Noah. Although his character didn't really stand out like the others, but I loved him as much as I did the others. I wanted to give him a hug for what he had been through. A lot of hugs.

RONAN LYNCH: The only reason I write Ronan's name in capital letters is because I really really admire, adore, like, love him. He was so complex, mysterious, interesting and I need more Ronan in the next book please. He was the kind of boy that looks scary outside but has a very gentle side of him that is hidden. I mean, he took care of a little raven, isn't that cute? I can't not give the book 5 stars when Ronan is in this. 

To conclude, I love the characters, the whole theme of this book and again, I love the characters. The characters are the main reason I'll be continuing this series. And lets hope for more Ronan. And Blue sorting out her love interest issue. 


"She wasn't interested in telling other people's futures. She was interested in going out and finding her own."


I hope you enjoy the review, and do comment below if you already read the book! Au revoir, assalamualaikum😄

Love,
Pypaa.

4.07.2017

5 Reasons I Love Ezbuy

Hello.

As a student that's busy with my study, co-curricular activities and a lot of other things, I sometimes have no time to go out, not even for buying the things I need. It's so hard to find time since my school scheduled a lot of things for the students, we barely find time to relax. The only person I can depend on to buy my necessities is my mother, and even her is so busy with the teaching and a lot of other stuffs that only adults know about.

A few years back, we discovered a thing called online shopping. And we fell in love with online shopping instantly; it was a love at the first sight. We live at a place where the only sophisticated place to shop is Watson. And yeah, Milimewa (perhaps). So online shopping is perfect for us!

These days, we'll find a lot of medium to shop online. However, we'll rarely find an online shop that fits almost all of good criteria of an online shop. Nothing is perfect, but today I'll introduce to ezbuy, the online shopping website that I love.

And I'll make you fall in love with ezbuy as well.

To all of you who aren't familiar to what ezbuy is, well, ezbuy is a dedicated provider of professional online services, which has evolved to now include their own global shopping platform. Ezbuy provides shopping service from China, Taiwan, USA for Singaporeans, Malaysians, Australians and Thai people.

The reasons I love ezbuy:


Reason 1: It is way easier, cheaper and faster.



A lot of stuffs that you want to buy, but the stuffs and you are separated by Laut China Selatan? No worries. With ezbuy, you can buy all the trendy goods overseas without to take a plane or do anything! It can be on your phone, laptop, as long as it is online. Shopping at ezbuy is so EZ🙆


Reason 2: Lower cost of shipping fee



Have you ever experienced the situation where you're shopping online excitedly, maybe because there is a discount for almost everything on that website, and when you see the shipping cost, you need to cancel some things you already put in cart because it's out of your budget? Because I had. Not always, but I've been there, and it was a huge disappointment for me. With ezbuy, the shipping cost would be cheaper because ezbuy inspects the product you buy to ensure its quality and repack the parcel by removing excess packaging to make it less bulky, hence lowering the cost of local postage fees borne by us.

Brilliant.


Reason 3: 3 main languages

A lot of times, I go to an international online shopping website that has some goods I long for, but during the buying process, I barely understand anything because they majorly use other language instead of English. It was inconvenient and waste a lot of time. However, there are 3 languages available on ezbuy which are English, Chinese and even Malay! This is very beneficial to everyone whose mother tongue isn't chinese!


Reason 4: Prime account 


Prime is a membership programme which guarantees your shopping fee to be fixed at a flat rate of RM8.80 no matter how big or how much it weighs and the quantity of items bought per checkout. So convenient! You can get a trial for prime account for 5 days at only RM18.80. For a 1 year membership, it is priced affordably with only RM188!


Reason 5: Tons of Korean goods available!

Remind me again why I can't move on from this drama?
Don't get me start with how much I love Koreans. Korean goods are all high quality, especially their skincare products! Just look how their face is glowing, I'm so jealous. But on ezbuy, the Korean goods that are available are not just skincare products, but also foods, cosmetics and a lot other things! Now all of you who love Korean stuffs like me, go to their website and register!

Not to mention, when you register, you will get free RM15 voucher! Isn't that amazing? And after you register, whenever you invite your friend to register, you will get RM15!

Now, tell me you're not interested at all with ezbuy. I bet you wouldn't.


Love,
Pypaa. xo

4.05.2017

'DON'T PLAY/SING THIS AT ANY WEDDING' Playlist


Hi! Hello! Bonjour! I am currently listening to Desi Ratnasari's Tenda Biru right now. I used to listen to that song a lot during my childhood because my Ma loves that song. And apparently that song was played a lot of times in a lot of weddings I went to. Now listening to the song and understanding the meaning, I wondered... why did they play this song at a wedding?

Tenda Biru is a depressing song especially for weddings. And Tenda Biru wasn't the only depressing songs played at most weddings I went, there were a tons more. Hence, to avoid a disastrous choice of songs to be played at a wedding, let me list some songs that are in my mind.

I got the idea for this post from my English teacher's post that I read long time ago when I stalked her (that happens when you have a very beautiful and attractive woman as an English teacher and I wasn't the only one who stalked her)


The 'DON'T SING THIS SONG AT ANY WEDDING' Playlist (Unless it's your ex's wedding and you want to ruin it)

  • Tenda Biru by Desi Ratnasari: "Tanpa undangan kau diriku kau lupakan... Tanpa putusan diriku kau tinggalkan... Tanpa bicara kau buat ku kecewa... Tanpa berdosa kau buat ku merana... Ku tak percaya dirimu tega, nodai cinta, khianati cinta." Yup. Depressing as heck.

  • Breakeven by The Script: "Her best days were some of my worst. She finally met a man that's gonna put her first. While I'm wide awake she's no trouble sleeping. Cause when a heart breaks no it don't break even..."

  • When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars. It might be tempting to show off your ability to belt a strong note in front of everybody else, but not this song. And this song is too depressing to be played at a wedding.

  • Ku Tunggu Jandamu by Irwansyah. Seriously? Ku Tunggu Jandamu? It's a fun song, but the groom might not find it fun. At all.

  • Putuskan Saja Pacarmu (P.U.S.P.A.) by ST12

  • Ku Menunggu by Rossa. The melody might sounds suitable for the wedding, but the lyrics and the meaning behind the lyrics? Totally unsuitable. "Ku menunggu, ku menunggu kau putus dengan kekasihmu. Tak akan ku ganggu kau dengan kekasihmu. Ku kan selalu di sini untuk menunggumu." You don't want to send a message like this to any of the newlyweds. They are supposed to be happy with their wedding, and not worrying over someone that is praying for them to split.

That's all from me today. This post was fun to write, I hope you'll enjoy the post as well 😊 Do you have any song in your mind that fits this playlist? Comment down below to let me know!


Love,
Pypaa. xoxo

4.02.2017

Quick March Outro X April Goals


Assalamualaikum, hi!

I've been wanting to write this kind of post for so long, but I didn't have the time. Actually, I still don't have time to do anything on the Internet other than searching information for pantun or my SPM speaking test. But sometimes, writing is too tempting and I can't hold myself back, so here I am writing my post.

It was a frantic month. With the exams, and the one week holiday I spent with house chores and worrying over my sick Granddad, the pantun competition in the beginning of the month, everything was just so, very hectic.


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH...


  • Ron Weasley's birthday (March 1st) - Ron turned 37 this year yeay 🙆
  • Pantun competition (March 9th) - which we won *yeay* but I put the team on a risk of losing when I used the wrong words in my pantun
  • Exams with weird schedules - my exam result was shocking, because it went down drastically. I blame myself for my lack of revision and the school for weird schedule of exam. Imagine! 5 subjects a day for exam? That was insane. 
  • First-term break - which I spent with house chores and worrying over my sick Granddad. Since I was the only girl left in the house because my Ma was at the hospital taking care of Granddad and my brothers were being my brothers, I was obliged to do all the house chores instead of relaxing (like how I planned my week before the holiday).
  • SEGAK test - SEGAK test is a physical fitness test that all of the students need to take and we need to do sit-ups, push-ups, naik turun bangku and jangkauan melunjur. And now my body hurts everywhere.
  • Koo Jun-Hoe's birthday (March 31st) - June turned 20 today💞


CURRENT FAVORITES...

  • Book: The Raven Boys - I will do a review for this book later.
  • Book: Isla and The Happily Ever After - I finally finish the trilogy! You can read my short review of this book here. It was a very short review.
  • Book: To Kill A Mockingbird - It was a really good book. I adore Atticus, his belief and what he fought for. I love Jean-Louise (Scout) and Jem and everything in the book.
  • Music: Death Of A Bachelor (Album) by Panic! At The Disco
  • Music: ÷ (Album) by Ed Sheeran
  • Booktuber: A Clockwork Reader
  • Youtuber: Conan Gray



QUOTE OF THE MONTH...



"Excellent time management is a source of energy, enthusiasm and a positive mental attitude."

Cikgu Windralela, our Biology teacher put this on our Biology papers. It was her way to tell us to do better in our time management to have a better result in everything.



APRIL GOALS...


  • Stop procrastinating. This is actually one of my 2017 goals and I'm still struggling to do this, since I'm always too busy and when I want to do things that I need to, I am already tired. So. Stop procrastinating.
  • Read more books. March was a hard month, and from the school's takwim, I heard that April is going to be busier. Save me please! I want to read more. There are tons of books in my TBR-list and it's so painful to see the books untouched.
  • Reduce my caffeine intake. I think I'm addicted to caffeine and I hate when I'm addicted to something. I hate being dependent to something or someone. I hate it when I get migraine whenever I don't drink a cup of coffee.
  • Be more organized. I found a hairbrush in my school file last month. Yup, that's how unorganized I was. I'm going to change that.
  • Drink more water. 


So that was my March wrap up and April goals. I can only give my best effort, pray and hope that everything will get much better in the next month. How was your month? I hope it is much better than mine.


Love,
Pypaa. xoxo

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