December 5, 2015

Blogmas Day 1: The perfect Christmas colors

So for those of you who don't know, when it comes to this time of the year, I always get very very festive and it's most definitely my most favorite time of the year. And although I am pretty against the idea of a "Father Christmas", I do love the idea of snow, and prettily decorated trees during this time of the year. And before the fact that Christmas was even around the corner, many people around me noticed that I am a huge fan of this time of the year and has been asking me about what are "Christmas colors" as some pre-Christmas parties have already set that as a dress code. So here I am, blogging about the best Christmas colors! *insert excited face emoji*

Code 1: Red & Green

The first color code is RED & GREEN which is pretty common considering Christmas trees are green and Father Christmas is red. Most people would automatically associate this color combination as Christmas, so I guess that's one of the combos. Moving on...

Code 2: Red & White

This isn't exactly my personal favorite combo (RED & WHITE) simply because if a male were to don these colors, regardless of your size, they'll start calling you "Santa Claus". If you were a female, they'll start calling you "Santarina". First of all, that's a pretty sexist thing, but that's another topic in itself. Secondly, you know how people say white makes you look fat? Unfortunately, as a chubby person, I agree. If the majority of your attire is red and there is a bit of white, it's fine. But if its the other way around, then you might wanna re-consider your attire, which leads me to my personal favorite combo...

Code 3: Blue & Silver

This is personally one of my favorite combinations during Christmas time. BLUE & SILVER are sort of the underdogs of Christmas. Red kinda always steals its limelight. But blue kinda gives that feeling of a cold and cozy Christmas, to me at least. Silver adds a touch of beautiful elegance to it. I've always wanted to decorate my Christmas tree with blue and silver baubles! When I do get one that is... Anyway, nowadays there are so many beautiful Christmas shades but this blue and silver combo makes me feel like there is a class of elegance in Christmas. Speaking of elegance...

Code 4: Red & Gold

The next elegant colors that I simply adore during Christmas is RED & GOLD. It's not only pretty but also incredibly elegant and classy. The gold adds a touch of class to the red, bringing out a lovely elegant side of Christmas. These colors remind me of a high-end Christmas party. Of course that's not all there is to it. The colors are just really pretty that's all :)

There are actually many other combinations such as blue & white, silver & red, gold & green... But these 4 are the top in most people's books. That said, Christmas is just such a fun time and color combos are the best way to just show it off, so don't go out and get yourself a new dress to suit the color scheme. Instead, save your money and give to those in need. Christmas is also a time of giving.

Christmas is not just about your dress code. It's about the presents. Giving to those in need, your friends and your family are just the best ways to celebrate Christmas. Also, don't forget about the food! YUM YUM! I love you, Christmas!

Love you always,
DancerGal Sheryl!


December 4, 2015

My first experience with Airbnb!

Before you even ask, no I wasn’t paid to write this article. It was just such an interesting experience that I am seriously considering using this accommodation method semi-permanently. Let’s be very honest. As I am typing this and I know I sound almost stupid for saying this, but Airbnb isn’t something that is unheard of. However, as I don’t get to travel very often (due to commitments), I haven’t exactly had the chance to try out this cool way of accommodation.

That opportunity however, came when my husband and I decided to make a weekend trip to Singapore to try out some of their escape games. I would’ve thought that we would stay in a hotel, but then, my husband noticed that an Airbnb was a LOT cheaper than a hotel room. And since we were only going for a short while, we knew that a hotel was just a shower and a bed. We wanted to make the most out of our time in Singapore.

For those of you who aren’t too sure what Airbnb is, Airbnb is basically a website for people to list, find and rent lodging. Users can be categorized as hosts and guests. There are different types of accommodation. Hosts can even rent out lodgings for up to months, or choose to host guests who are traveling for just a couple of days. You can rent a small bedroom from a house that a host lives in, or rent a whole bungalow depending on your budget.

Screenshot of the Airbnb website

So my husband logged on to the website and the mobile app and found us a quaint little place in Woodleigh Park. Our host’s name was Rick and he was such a nice person. We didn’t get to meet him when we first checked out our room though. He was busy at work. But his house helper let us in, and we were totally amazed.

Our room was part of a small little apartment in Woodleigh Park. The building has been around for about 80 years now. It really reminded me of the home I used to live in back in Taiping when I would visit my grandaunty’s home. The studio we were given was an annexe private room with an ensuite bathroom and private access to the room. There is a shared kitchen and living room which we didn’t really use since we spent most of our time outdoors anyway.





Screenshots of the photos of our accommodation

Although breakfast was part of the accommodation, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. We looked around town for a great dimsum place so we didn’t really partake in the breakfast. This apartment was a less than 5 minutes walk away from the Woodleigh MRT station. Since we were in Singapore, their MRT system is really one of the best I’ve ever seen. Everywhere is walkable around Singapore. We got our MRT card from a kiosk in the airport. And we topped up once only. That card (approximately $ 22 worth) lasted us the entire trip with about $6 remaining.

Singapore is definitely a place I would recommend as a place for a good weekend escape. There’s also a lot to do and discover there. For example, when we were there, we didn’t get to visit the Artscience Museum which is currently (until 14 February 2016) showing The Collider exhibition. This exhibition displays the Large Hadron Collider. This exhibition just sounds incredibly amazing and I would’ve loved to pay it a visit. Maybe sometime soon I will make a trip back!

Singapore is one of those places that I see myself visiting every now and again, now that I’ve realized the convenience and the fact that it’s a country that is closest to Malaysia. Now if only the currency would go down…

#blogmasday4 (so sorry I missed day 1-3!!! Will try and catch up soon!)

Love you lots,
DancerGal Sheryl!

November 27, 2015

Late Night Updates

So, I had a ton of coffee and now I realize I can't sleep. LOL. My fault, my bad, but I realized as well, that I could use this time to update my blog.

After my last blog post, I realized that I didn't really blog about updates in my own life, and it's been a while since my last actual blog post, so here goes nothing.

Personal

For those of you who didn't know, I have just recently tied the knot to my then-bf, then-fiance, now-husband, SammoBammo. We have been together for 5 years (as of May 2015) and decided to get married in August 2015. Other than the fact we are living together, nothing much has changed and I'm pretty happy with that. You know how most couples have this post-wedding-honeymoon phase? Our phase ran out within the same day of our Nikah. HAHAHA! It's actually not a bad thing (well, for us at least!) In my personal opinion, our wedding was just to make things official. I've never felt more comfortable with anyone else, so the wedding was kinda a formality. Also, being a wife is pretty fun.

Also, I've been working pretty hard on my ISTD examinations. I will be aiming (that's if I don't get preggers!) to take my ISTD Advanced 1 Tap Examinations in 2016, which is a pretty big goal for me personally. I've been attending regular classes once a week, and I hope to increase that to 2 times a week after the 2016 Chinese New Year celebrations. I really want to work hard and get at least a high Merit and then work on getting my Associate, so that I can send students in for exams under my own name. It's going to take about 3-4 years by the time this happens, but I hope it will all be worth it! My tap shoes are almost like my second pair of shoes. Lots of practice time and hard work! FIGHTING!

Career

Since I have left PR, I actually have not taken up a proper job, but I am now in the midst of starting up my own business. I can't really disclose too much at the moment, but when I can, I will. Other than that, I have been doing some freelance commercial dance gigs (actually only about 1-2 in the past year!), as well as some writing gigs. All freelance, because I am honestly dedicating my time to 2 things at the moment. My business as well as my tap exams. These are my main focuses for the rest of the year as well as the coming year.

Friendship

Since I've gotten married, my best friend got married herself and is in the midst of preparing for her own reception. One of my friends from the gang group is in the midst of having her second baby and is expected to give birth sometime end this year. Another friend of mine is taking her business to a whole new level by going all out in her marketing. All my friends are doing incredibly well and I'm so proud of all of them. We may not necessarily meet all the time, but I am glad to call them my friends and as I mentioned in my last blog post, friendship is something that I realized as something much more than just what we see on social media or even via normal messaging. Friendship is something I definitely hold a lot closer to my heart. Thank you to all my friends for being there. Love you all xoxo.

That's about it really. There's nothing much to update other than that. I hope you all have a great day and a great week ahead (as it probably will be that long before I blog again - if not longer)

Also, a special announcement: I would like to TRY (keyword: TRY) to document my very first Christmas as a married woman. Christmas has always been a crazy exciting time for me, regardless of my status. And since I don't vlog, it wouldn't make sense for me to do #vlogmas, so I will try to do #blogmas where I will TRY my best to blog every day starting from 1st December till 24th December. It may work, it may not, but I will definitely try. Also, the topics for #blogmas may vary, so please leave a comment if there are any topics that you would like my opinion on. I may or may not blog about it, so no promises, but do leave me some ideas.

Looking forward to Christmas!

Love always,
DancerGal Sheryl!

November 24, 2015

The Tests of Friendship - Marriages / Weddings

After attending at least 4 weddings post-my-own-wedding, I've come to the realization that friendship is a true test of whether or not certain people deserve to be called friends in your life.

The first thing most people must be screaming is, "Simple. If they attend your wedding, then they are your friends". In actual fact, no, it's not that simple. 

A friend, in my personal opinion, is not necessarily the person who is there physically. I've come to this realization when my own best friend could not be there for my own wedding. However, what made me realize this, wasn't so much the fact that she couldn't be there. It was more of the fact that I did not kick up a fuss and when she apologized, I scolded her for apologizing to me. 

We need to be reminded that your friend also has his/her own life. If circumstances have been placed in that way, it doesn't mean that he/she does not want to attend your wedding. It's very easy to get angry or upset at them. What makes them a friend, or let me rephrase, what makes YOU a friend, is to understand their situation. Imagine the dilemma going through their heads. Being a good friend means you help to understand what is going on. If they are not giving you trouble, why are you giving them trouble? If you don't sympathize with them, my question is why don't you? 

During the process of a wedding, the bride, groom, maid of honor(s), bridesmaids, parents and if you have one, your wedding planner, are already stressed out enough. The last thing you would need from a friend is more stress. Being a true friend means not adding on the stress. During my wedding, I would call up a few friends for coffee (they need not be named because they know who they are!) to actually vent about problems and the unnecessary stress I've already been receiving. And for that, I thank you all so much. I hope I was able to de-stress some of you during your wedding prep as well, rather than contribute to the stress. 

This doesn't just apply to friendship pre-wedding. It also applies to post-wedding. Bearing in mind that upon marriage, your friend and yourself no longer are alone. We all now have an extra person (or two, or three) in our lives now. If you honestly treasure your friendship, you can no longer view it as a two-person friendship. Every newlywed couple has to start learning how to live with one another, especially couples who are living with their in laws. Regardless of how you look at it, there's always some form of stress that comes along with it. As a true friend, would you really want to contribute to that?

To be honest, in my opinion, in times of weddings and marriages, do you really see who cares for you and who deserves to be called a true friend. Someone who loves you, someone who truly treasures your friendship.

A true friend never demands attention from you, but seeks to help behind-the-scenes. A true friend does not need to show your friendship to the world, but seeks to remind you of their value to you and you alone. A true friend does not need validation from you, but seeks to remind you of your own self-worth.

At the end of the day, to me personally, friendship is a relationship. You can drift apart, you can break up, you can realize that the friend that you have isn't the one you want. It takes work, effort and time. If you realize a certain friend isn't the right one for you, it's time to rethink your friendship.

And just like a relationship, there are times when you will have to break it up.

Friendship is one topic that is very subjective and personal. I am not here to give friendship advice. I am just merely giving my thoughts on what I have gone through myself personally. To the friends who have stuck by me, I thank you. To the friends who did not make the cut, I hold no grudges and wish you all the best. At the end of the day, our own happiness matters. I'm glad I found my friends.


Love always,
Puan Sheryl Ho. 

July 22, 2015

My Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

I've lived in Kuala Lumpur for the last 29 years of my life, and never did I really consider blogging about her. Well, not until I recently realized, I've been going out a lot around town, but never really "documenting" my adventures, so here goes nothing! :D

Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and most populous city in Malaysia. Most people will think it's just all skyscrapers and buildings, but it's surrounded by the best places for live theatre and music. So for most of you, you'll already know that I'm an avid performing arts fan. I love going to catch some musicals, live jazz performances, etc. So for me, in Kuala Lumpur, here are the top 3 locations of my own personal preference to catch some lovely works of art.

(Not ranked in any way, shape or form)

1. Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC), Sentul


Around the bustling city, lies this treasure trove. Supporting local and even international performances, the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre has a fair share of talents. If you're looking for a musical, or a ballet, or a theatre performance, this would be the first place to check out. It's serene surroundings provide a wonderful atmosphere for performing arts enthusiasts like me to come and watch a show in peace. Show prices depend on the performing companies themselves. Some may range from as cheap as RM 20 to as expensive as RM 200. Although it was the very first performing arts centre in Kuala Lumpur, it most definitely wasn't the last. 

I've been to KLPAC at least 10 times in the last 7 plus months alone. It's really a culture hub. It doesn't just showcase performances, but also organizes workshops every now and again for individuals who are interested in honing their craft as well. Definitely one of the first places to check out in Kuala Lumpur if you're a performing arts enthusiasts like myself! 

Do visit their link to find out more information about their upcoming schedules! 

2. Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Damansara Perdana


Located in the middle of the bustling area of Damansara Perdana, when you walk into DPAC, you automatically know that you are walking into a performing arts area. DPAC has the ultimate box office area, sorta like what you see in movies from New York! What I like about DPAC is the way they have located their multiple stages. For example, the main theatre is located one floor below the black box. That way, they are not too close to each other and sometimes, that annoys me. I also love the fact that DPAC has their own ballet company. No, joining their company was never an option for me as I don't have the skills. However, I have joined workshops in their lovely studio located one floor above the main theatre. 

There are also MANY eateries around the area. So if you're feeling hungry before or after a show, walk around this beautiful location. Sometimes I even go to the area just to have a cup of coffee or eat! That's how much this place rocks! :D 

To know more about DPAC, click this link right here!

3. Alexis, Jalan Ampang



Alexis Bar and Bistro are famous for their live performances almost every weekend. What's interesting about their performances is that they are NEVER the same! From what I understand, performers pitch their ideas to Alexis (which usually includes a theme) and Alexis will give their approval. Now, here's the best part, ALL THEIR SHOWS ARE FREE OF CHARGE! Alexis provides a wonderful array of food and drink choices which you pay for, but you get to watch the shows for free! HOW WONDERFUL IS THAT? 

I've always enjoyed the food at Alexis, so when I have friends performing, it's really a no-brainer for me to just go early, have some dinner (the shows normally start around 9pm or 10pm), get a nice table, chat with some friends, and then of course, enjoy a lovely jazz/live performance show. The quality of the performers have been nothing less than tiptop and it shows a wonderful support for the local jazz acts. You can visit their website to find out more about their shows throughout the month. 

Of course, these are not the ONLY locations in Kuala Lumpur to get some performing arts action. These are just my personal top 3. Since I'm always on the lookout for new things to do and places to go, a great website to help me discover new places is Eventbrite! Eventbrite is a global marketplace for people to find events within YOUR geographical area! It's so cool! Whether it's for me to look for an event around my area, or to look for things to do while I'm traveling, it's perfect!

If you are interested in starting up your own event, first of all, don't forget to invite me (*wink*). Secondly, why not try using Eventbrite's event management and ticket selling pages? They're free event management tools for you to use to help spread the word about your event and track its progress. Click this link to find out more!

Have any of you used Eventbrite before? Any tips that you can offer? :D

Let me know!

Love always,
DancerGal Sheryl!

April 10, 2015

March 2015 Favorites!

It seemed like only a couple of weeks back I did a February faves! Can't believe it's already April! I contemplated doing a March favorites because I wasn't sure if I had anything to "favorite", but then I realized I did so I decided to blog anyway. Here goes nothing!

Food/Lifestyle/Health:


Frozen fruit smoothies!

FROZEN FRUIT SMOOTHIES have been something I've been really enjoying. I love getting seasoned fruits, chopping them up, putting them in little baggies, then freezing them. Depending on how I feel and what happens to be in the fridge at the time, I'll mix a couple of them in the blender and just go to town with the frozen fruits. They make a refreshing and yummy treat as well as a health booster! I also found frozen fruits sold in supermarkets, but I have yet to try them and because some of them are imported, they could be fresher stuffs. I'm not too sure because I haven't tried it myself. But even with my current supply of like dragonfruits, strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, grapes and others, they already taste pretty yummy. :) I intend to try and keep this up because it's a really nice treat for myself and it feels pretty healthy because there's no sugar of any kind. :)

Coconut Water! 

COCONUT WATER is another thing I've been LOVING! Whether as it is, or mixed into my fruit smoothies, I've been seriously enjoying the hydrating benefits from coconut water in my lifestyle. I don't get the ones that are processed, but the ones from the fruit stalls that the guy cuts and removes the water right in front of me. I just really love the taste, and since I don't really like drinking water, I thought that drinking this would be just as beneficial. However, because they're pretty hard to find, I don't have them very often. If you happen to know a good, reliable coconut vendor around the Klang Valley area, please let me know! This would be especially useful to me once I move out.

Naengmyeon!

NAENGMYEON... This should come as no surprise considering how much I've been loving Korean food and culture. That said, this particular dish, I'm really starting to love and enjoy! This is Korean cold noodles, otherwise known as naengmyeon in Korean. It's basically buckwheat noodles (or any kind of noodles really!) that is cooked then rinsed in ice water, and placed in a icy broth, topped with some pear, apples, cucumbers, and a hard boiled egg. It pairs really well with kimchi and even BBQ meat! The mixture of hot and cold just makes it a very nice treat. I am starting to have it with every Korean meal. Maybe it's about time I try something else? *wink*


Skincare/Makeup/Beauty:

Ombre Nails!

OMBRE NAILS are something I've seen around the internet for a very long time and I've always wanted to do it myself, but was never into the whole painting my own nails thing. Now that I've discovered a joy in doing my own nails, I finally tried the ombre nails and I loved it so so much! It was so much easier than I thought it would be! Only problem was, because I had only 3 colors and they were very similar in color, the ombre effect didn't turn out as well as I hoped. I do intend to get more colors and try them out soon! Will update you on how that looks. Basically, using the same technique as above, I got the following results with the colors I currently have.



Innisfree Camellia Essential Dry Conditioner!

INNISFREE CAMELLIA ESSENTIAL DRY CONDITIONER is one product I've been using pretty consistently throughout March. I try not to wash my hair too often these days. It's simply because I feel like washing my hair every day is just such a chore! It's so long that it takes forever to wash, then takes another forever to dry! Sure it's not as long as Zoella's old hair, but still! So I tend to get lazy (obviously I wash my hair the minute I sweat!!) and use this dry conditioner instead. Especially when I want to leave it down. I just squeeze a handful of foam and rub it into my hair and VOILA! :D 


That's all I have I think for this month. Everything else has been pretty routine over the last month. I am still in the midst of getting used to being someone's fiancee. I just spent a couple of days in Jakarta with my future mom in law and just recently got back. It was a great trip and I'll blog about it soon enough, but I've also been busy with so many things, it's getting a bit hard to keep track of. I'm still figuring out a lot of things, and because I am not married yet, a lot of things are currently in transition. I know not many people notice, but I've also stopped vlogging. Don't really have a good place to vlog (for now!), but when I do, I will vlog. 

Thank you everyone for your support! 

Love always,
DancerGal Sheryl! 

March 10, 2015

February (2015) Faves!

A vlogger would usually do this in a video format, but to be honest, I don't have the time (and the skills) to really get this done, and it's already well into the first week of March, so I decided that it would be a great idea for me to blog instead. Here are SOME things that I've been really loving in the past month.

Lifestyle: 

Original Bootcamp, Malaysia

Would this even be new? ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP, MALAYSIA! My one true source for everything health and fitness related. I've been going strong (attending most sessions unless I'm sick) and I even made the effort to go on the FIRST day of CNY which really impressed quite a number of people. I am VERY FAR from where I used to be. Getting DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) on an almost daily basis proves that. I can honestly tell you, I haven't lost ANY weight at all, but I have lost size. I hope these two weeks without Bootcamp will not jeopardize that. Sigh. BUT YES! Bootcamp has been such a positive influence in my life and I'm so incredibly happy about it! :)

La Juiceria (Hartamas, BSC, Mid Valley)
COLD-PRESSED JUICES are another thing in my life that I've been LOVING! So far, I've only tried two companies (La Juiceria and LifeJuiceCo.), but there are many more companies out there which provide a great selection of juices. However, I prefer getting them in person, which is pretty much the main reason why I have only tried the mentioned companies. If there are any out there that you suggest I try, please do leave me a comment below on their locations and their names so that I can go try them out!

Spotify

SPOTIFY! For those of you who haven't tried using their service, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you try them out. For paying subscribers like me, it's basically like Youtube for music, with the opportunity to save them offline. It has an amazing list of songs, and like iTunes, you can create playlists, etc. I have been using this in my car, whilst waiting for classes to start, and even using it for some of my classes! Not to mention, when I had trouble syncing my services, they did it for me in less than an hour, despite not having offices in KL. Amazing customer service and I love it! Well done, Spotify! Loving you tons!


Facial and Skin Care:


Innisfree
INNISFREE is a skincare and beauty brand from Jeju Island, Korea. I've heard about this brand several times thanks to other vloggers and bloggers, but when I found out about them appearing in Malaysia, I decided to pay them a visit myself. Been loving their stuff ever since. What I love about their products is that it's not harsh on the skin, lovely smells and as natural as they come. Using some of Jeju Island's famous natural ingredients such as green tea, tangerines, orchids, etc, they create a wonderful range of products. Not only that, they are pretty affordable too!

If and when I have the time, I'll blog about some of my fave stuff from there! Their skincare is definitely a part of my daily skincare routine now, and I've been using quite a few of their make up products as well. I'm just specifying the brand, cos it's hard for me to say which are my faves so far.

Lush's Dirty Springwash Shower Gel
LUSH'S DIRTY SPRINGWASH SHOWER GEL! I got this from America and this is my SECOND bottle! So far, I have used 4 of their body shower gels, but this is my go-to. I love the scent. It's kinda grassy and minty, and it has this wonderful feeling after using it. It doesn't make your body feel like you've washed off a layer of skin, but it feels like you've used moisturizer in your shower. Only quip I have about this is that Lush isn't available in Malaysia, and it costs quite a bit. That's why I don't use it everyday, but it's really tempting me to. I will definitely get more when Sammo goes on his next trip to America! :D 


Fashion (more like comfort wear!): 

Uniqlo's Lounge Pants - Pink
UNIQLO'S LOUNGE PANTS (PINK)! Unfortunately for myself, I only got my hands on one pair of these, but I definitely need more of them. They are INCREDIBLY comfortable and I can choose to wear them up or down. When I wear them down, I'm usually at home, lazing around. When I head out in them, I just color block it with a nice top and VOILA! Chances are, I wear them when I'm too lazy and because I only have one, I don't wear it out often. I definitely need to get more of these soon. 


That's all I have so far! I've been busy working out some stuff since I got engaged and with CNY, it was tough to really get down to the faves. I hope to try and keep this up every month, and hopefully, someday start vlogging about my faves! I hope you enjoyed it! See you very soon! 

Love always,
DancerGal Sheryl!
 





February 19, 2015

Get Ready with Me - CNY 2015 edition!

I experimented on a simple, natural look last night for the reunion dinner and I loved it so much that I decided to recreate it today for the first day of Chinese New Year as well! 

So I start by prepping my face with the Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist. This mist is lovely and leaves my face ready for make up. The best part of this spray is the natural smell that it emits. Loving it! 


This is then followed by the Innisfree Long Wear Cushion BB Cream in True Beige. Apparently by Korean standards, my skin tone is incredibly tan, which is why I had no choice but to pick this shade. I've been loving this BB cream since I started using it and it helps conceal and serves as a base at the same time. It's incredibly convenient as well. Just dab on the cushion then dab onto your face and you're done. Easy peasy! 


I then line my eyes with the Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Pure Black. This one is one of the few make up products I've splurged on, and although I love it a lot, I may not be able to afford to keep buying it. :( This liner is incredibly fine with a felt tip. I love it for its precision and long-lasting properties. It's also incredibly easy to remove after a long day. 


Then use the Sephora Pencil Eyeliner in Gold to line the inner corner of my eyes and my waterline, making it look like I have bigger, brighter and more importantly, awake eyes. After a tiring morning, I just know I need this! This liner has lasted quite a while and the color payoff is pretty great. Loving it! 


Then I give my cheeks a lovely pink tint using the Benefit Lolli Tint. Just three streaks on each cheek, blend it with the fingers and voila! I got this for free during one of Benefit's giveaway. Again, would I pay for this? I'm not too sure as it's pretty pricey. 


Because I have sickeningly dry lips, I always have to use a balm base on my lips, and I'm using the L'occitane Lip Balm treatment which I got from a Christmas present and came as a set. I'm not too sure if you can get these individually, but I love it because it's a very nice base for whatever I put on top. :) 


Instead of using a lipstick which can be insanely dry, I use the Innisfree Fruit Lip Tint in Tangerine Orange. This gives a lovely dark orangey color, with a citrusy smell of oranges from Jeju Island. I've been using it for quite a bit and I'm loving it! The best thing about it is that the color lasts even after food and drinks! Because it's a tint and not a lipstick, the color doesn't transfer as much as a lipstick or cream color. I highly recommend this to anyone who's interested in fruity smelling products. 


My final look looks something like this! 


Gong Xi Fa Cai to all my readers! Love you all! <3 

Love you, 
DancerGal Sheryl! 

February 18, 2015

DancerGal's Pre-Reunion Dinner 2015

Prior to the 2015 reunion dinner which will be happening in my grand mother's house, I decided that since I had the time, I'll blog a bit about my pre-dinner care prep. 

As I was preparing to shower, I sorta thought that I would pamper myself. This included lighting a beautiful strawberry scented tealight candle as I got ready. :) 

Then I washed my hair with the Lush Fair Trade Honey shampoo. The smell of this thing is just so amazing. I love that after all that lathering and washing, I smell something like caramel and sweet! Only quip I have about this shampoo is that it's not available in Malaysia. Pfft. 


This was followed by the TRESemm√©  Color Revitalise Conditioner. It doesn't have much of a smell, but it does the job that it says it would. I don't have too much colored hair anyway, so there's nothing to lock in, but in terms of conditioning, it does do the job and I kinda like it. 



I then washed my face using the Lush Angels on Bare Skin Facial Scrub. I absolutely adore this scrub! This is the second jar I've been using and I think that maybe I should give other scrubs a shot. Haha. I'm just loving the smell and the texture. The oatmeal and lavender really complement each other and this scrub really gives me a fresh wake up kinda look which I need at this point. Haha. Again, my ONLY quip is that I cannot get this in Malaysia. :( 


Cos I wanna feel like I just jumped out of a citrus farm, out of the 3 shower gels from Lush that I have, I chose to use the Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel. This really kinda emphasizes the fact that I need to look fresh and awake for the dinner, even though I'm not really. Haha. This shower gel helps with the fact that I need to ration them as I can't get them in Malaysia, so all you need is something like a 50-cent coin sized amount and the amount of bubbles that it creates can reach EVERY bit of your body! Amazing stuff and I smell lovely now! <3 


I have yet to do my make up, and if I have the time, I will do a get ready with me (beauty) post, either tonight or tomorrow. I'll try my best to get it done. 

Thanks for reading this! I hope you have a GREAT reunion dinner and that you usher in the Lunar New Year with a wide smile on your face because that's the BEST accessory you can have. <3 

Love always,
DancerGal Sheryl! 

February 16, 2015

Our new beginning...

I am relieved and excited :)


So today, my parents and SammoBammo's parents met. We had the inaugural family meeting and it was pretty interesting. There were many many different topics of conversation. Of course the most important one, was about the marriage and the wedding. SB and I have already decided at the very beginning that we were gonna allow our parents (on both ends) to worry about the receptions and the cultural and traditional rituals. We will definitely come along for the ride, but today gave us a very clear picture of what our wedding will be like, which really excites me! :D

We have a long time of planning and moving forward but the most important thing on our minds are managing our ever expanding family, and since that's done, I am incredibly happy and excited.

This is a relatively short post because I need to go to bed now to get up for Bootcamp tomorrow!

Goodnight world! :D

Love,
DancerGal Sheryl!

February 1, 2015

Change in Life (Lives)...

For those of you who have yet to receive the news, I am now officially engaged :)

SammoBammo got down on one knee and proposed. Obviously I said yes, hence the sentence above. On 30th January when it first happened, I was in a state of shock and awe. To be honest, that feeling of shock still has yet to disappear. However, due to the nature of our relationship, we had to come down from cloud nine pretty quickly as we had to tackle some big personal issues.

We knew that upon the announcement, there were gonna be a bunch of people who were not gonna be happy for us. Not that it's a wrong thing, because they have a right to be unhappy with the decision that the both of us made. That being said, in this new phase of my life, I ask myself, do I really need these negative people in my life? The answer: OF COURSE NOT!

On the other hand, I am eternally grateful for those who are incredibly happy for me. We've been swarmed by congratulatory messages and those mean so much more to me. I have a great team behind me, helping to plan the wedding as well as give us advice on what to/not to do. That we really appreciate. We are honestly taking our time to plan, so PLEASE don't ask when is the big day, because both of us won't be able to answer you as we are not sure ourselves. Let me get to the real reason why I decided to blog about this...

Reality is beginning to sink in. That means, I am starting to accept the fact that I am getting married and is getting a new family. Emotions are enjoying this roller coaster ride. I would really APPRECIATE it if people (other than family and really close friends and people who I choose!) to not ask me questions about religion and culture. The relationship between SammoBammo and I have been going on for 4.5 years. This was the first thing we talked about, have been talking about throughout the relationship, and of course, now. I know those who care for me have opinions of your own, but I would really appreciate it if you gave me constructive advice now, rather than questioning my decision.

This emotional roller coaster is not exactly a bad thing. I know how some people say that I should just be happy and all, but I do believe that downs come along for a reason. It teaches me how to handle crap and friendships and relationships. I know who I want with me along with the ride. And for that, I will be keeping tabs on my planning with a wedding blog. I have yet to come up with it, but when I do, you will know. :) To those of you who really care and mean it, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. That's all I can say.

Thank you.

Stay happy and active!

Future Mrs. DancerGal :)

January 21, 2015

2015 - 21 days gone.

So there goes one of my resolutions! HAHAHA! I was supposed to blog more. I seriously could not find the time to seriously sit down and blog. I know they don't have to be long, etc. but I still had no time. Life has been one whirlwind after another.

It's been 21 days since the new year, and here's what's been happening.

I finally went back to Bootcamp. Got myself signed up in the 3-month program. One of my resolutions this year is to be fit and strong once again. Weight loss isn't the biggest deal because I already am seeing a decrease in my size, but I would like to be that girl that can run marathons, do continuous classes, and be fitter in general. Many people have questioned the choice of going back to Bootcamp (including my mom!) but trust me. I know what I'm doing. I'm going into my 3rd week now, and it's been nothing less than amazing. That feeling of coming out of the field stronger after every session, priceless. :)

Took part in my first CSR campaign under Yellowshorts, hosted by No.11 Espressolabs, called "Flood Gone, School Onz". We had a donation/packing drive to prepare care packs for school-going students who were/are affected by the floods in the East Coast of Malaysia. It was extremely exhausting, but the positive energy and flow of inspiration was just amazing. I completed the last day of the drive feeling motivated and inspired to make a difference, even in the smallest way I possibly can. :)

I turned 29 in the quietest, most mature way possible. I cancelled class ("mature") to have dinner with my mom, sister and closest friends. We talked a lot over cake and teh tarik. Mom got to know my close friend (Sherena) a bit better and I was glad to finally introduce her to my family. SammoBammo was there as well. It was nice, simple and quiet. The best way to celebrate my birthday :)

The next day, I also celebrated my birthday with Dennis, Kellen, Kerry-Ann, Jeremy, Lyn Sheng and Chrisy, who are my theatre class friends. We had a screening party of our showcase to review our "acting" skills. It was great having that company around and simply being in the company of people who love me. As narcissistic as that sounds, I was proven right when they bought me a simple dinner, a lovely yummy cake, and the best present one could give me; their friendship. Everyone gave me presents at the end of the night and each one of them had been well thought out. Lyn Sheng got me a concealer palette I've been eyeing for ages, Chrisy got me the cutest pink and purple travel body care set, Kerry-Ann got me a keychain with my name and a star on it (because of my character in the showcase!) and Jeremy made me a hand-made card that was so incredibly beautiful, I couldn't stop looking at it. Even until today, reading the messages that each and everyone of them wrote makes me a little bit teary. You guys really made my birthday such a beautiful and amazing one and I can't thank all of you enough. Lots of love to all of you!

Work has been taking up some time. It may not look that way, but preparing the behind-the-scenes work for a new business is incredibly taxing. It makes me pretty exhausted but the idea of a new business, one that I am starting, is priceless. It makes me feel inspired, motivated, and everything else in between.

2015 promises to be a year of change for me, personally and I've already gone through some "changes" and it's barely been a month into the year. And for that, I promise myself that 2015 will be nothing less than amazing. For me, at least.

Stay inspired.

DancerGal Sheryl.

January 2, 2015

Celebratory lunch at Genji, PJ Hilton!

Sometime in November, I sat for my ISTD Intermediate Tap Examinations. I thought that I didn't do very well, but the results came out and I got a DISTINCTION! I was so incredibly happy that when I first found out, I was like screaming at the top of my voice. Naturally, I told a few people and one of those was SammoBammo. He was proud of me and took me out for a nice celebratory lunch! That lunch was at Genji, a Japanese restaurant in PJ Hilton.

Before anyone even starts to complain, there is something that I need to note. SammoBammo has the Hilton card which allows you to get a 50% discount when you bring a 2nd person. Most hotels have the same reward system thingy, so please go find out about those. Regardless, it was a treat from SammoBammo to me for doing well in my exams so I was grateful for that! Plus, the food was good! :) 









The food was really delicious and I really enjoyed myself. Thank you for the lovely lunch, SammoBammo :) 

Love always,
DancerGal Sheryl. 

Two Zero One Five

It's only been two days into the new year. It's been relatively exciting, but I've experienced so many emotions over the past two days. I've been hurt, I've been called names, I've been missing people, I've cried tears over things that some people won't. That said, I've also ate a lot, slept in, been happy and relaxed. There are always two-sides to a coin.

New year. Same old me. But a lot of things are gonna change.

I'm going to work on becoming a fitter person (and hopefully, lose some weight in the process?) by going back to Bootcamp. I'm really looking forward to that because I really have always wanted to go back, but never really committed myself to it. Now I have the time and I'm just so excited to go back! :D

I'm working on a start-up company which I'm really hoping will work out soon :) I can't really disclose much about it, but I can tell you that it's not easy, but it will be so rewarding when it all comes to fruition. :D

I mentioned on 31st December that I really wasn't keen on celebrating New Year's because honestly, I wasn't too happy in 2014. But as I was typing that post, I also reflected on a LOT of things which I got out. My biggest concern is (selfishly) for myself, but it also really made me concerned about humanity.

I realized that throughout 2014, many things happened across the world (it could be things that had NOTHING to do with Malaysia) that made me cry. Humanity is a basic human feeling. Throughout 2014, I was proven that there are people whose humanity is almost zero. They have absolutely no feelings for mankind whatsoever. This goes for those who are sexist, racist, ice-hearted, and even the religiously extremists. On the flip side, I've also learned throughout 2014, that there are those who constantly revive my faith in humanity and that just makes me beam from ear-to-ear. :)

Two zero one five is not going to be an easy year, but it will be a great one for me. How do I know that? Because I am the one that makes my year. No one else. :)

Live your own life. I will always love you all.

Love always,
DancerGal Sheryl.