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I now have a new Facebook page for this blog! Do show some love and support at - Smile



After running this blog for 9 years, you must be wondering why there never was a Facebook page for my blog all this while!

Haha. Well, there is actually a little background story to it. Big Smile


When this blog started to gain traction back in 2007, that was coincidentally when Facebook began to roll out their latest product, Facebook Fan Pages. The blogger community was then quick to jump onto the bandwagon and started creating ‘fan pages’ for themselves. 

For some reason, I didn’t quite agree to this. Ugh!

And I still don’t. 



Fan pages? Really? I have never fancied the idea of self-proclamation of one’s non-existent celebrity status and I especially despise the word ‘famous blogger’ and ‘celebrity blogger’.

Do you really reckon you’re that ‘famous’ and worthy of creating a ‘fan page’ for yourself? 


This video might interest you. No, really. You’ve GOTTA watch it! It’s funny


Admittedly, maybe I might have taken this ‘fan page’ word a tad too literally and seriously. Surprised But still, I believe I am entitled to my own opinion, especially if I have never voiced my thoughts out nor offend anyone. 

Anyway, despite disagreeing with ‘fan pages’, I have always given my support and LIKEs to fellow blogger friends’ pages. So don’t chide me! :P


As time passed, Facebook somehow rebranded their ‘Fan Pages’ to ‘Facebook Pages’.

Only then I began to embrace and accept this. But still never created one because I still felt it was such a ‘perasan’ thing to do! Yell (For my non-Malaysian readers, it basically translates to being self-absorbed or being too full of yourself)



Anyway, fast-forward to 2012, I saw myself landing in the social media industry after being in the journalism & publication industry for a good number of years.

Being in this field and handling many major social media accounts for various brands made me see the importance of having a Facebook Page especially if you are your own brand/personality.

Another couple of years passed, with many clients and blog readers genuinely wondering and casually questioning me why there isn’t a public page to represent this blog. Tongue Out 


Good question.

I don’t know the answer either. Because I just never created one? What?!


And then it gradually dawned upon me that it was a necessity.

Facebook pages allowed me to tailor my content better on social media. I also wasn’t able to approve all friend requests, especially people I haven’t met or didn’t know personally/too well.

Facebook pages also provided me the audience demographics, analytics and insights which I needed to further improve to continue becoming a better blogger!


So there you go, after so much convincing from my fellow blogger mates around the world, my sponsors & clients, my blog managers, and even you dearest readers, I decided to give myself a very different birthday present this year.


Thus TheJessicat’s official Facebook page was born three days ago! Ha Ha

Do show some love on my new page, pretty please? Hehe. 



Will no longer be posting on my personal account anymore. Blog features, latest updates & pictures will all be moved from now onwards, so your likes on my new page would make me a very happy girl!

Also thinking of throwing a big birthday bash on this blog’s 10th Anniversary next year! I’m excited to make this happen. Wink


It’s been a long ride. Thank you for your all your support all this while, beautiful people!

Lots of love.


A beautiful & pampering day-retreat at Villa Manja by Philips Malaysia – featuring VisaPure!



It could be just another average (stressful!) Wednesday after work but thanks to PHILIPS Malaysia, the word ‘stress’ practically has gone out the window even before the day ended.

I was massaged, well-fed and beautified! My aching muscles were soothed and tensions eased, while my face & hair got their fair share of pampering.


Here’s the lowdown of my not-so-typical Wednesday night!

Adjourned directly from my office to the popular day-spa manor, Vila Manja in the city.


Wow! They’ve got a huge signage up too.



I was enthralled upon entering the vicinity – a lovely retreat, albeit just for one night.

Precisely what I needed! Laughing


The water feature really gives a sense of serenity and

nature-centric feel despite being indoors.



It had a traditional, South East Asian-inspired interior design.

The whole floral-wood-stone combination makes the place feel so comfortable and cosy.


So zen!





Delicious homemade refreshments were served as well, thanks to Mary, Outlet Manager of Vila Manja, as she was the brains behind all the food today.

I was also greeted with freshly squeezed fruit juice – right out of the PHILIPS juicer!


We guests were then ushered to a comfy room to wait for our appointed masseuses.


My very own little corner!


The masseuse then begin kneading, rubbing and massaging our feet (reflexology) as well as our head & shoulders.


PHILIPS sure knows how to make sure we’re pampered and prepped for the primping and dolling-up session that they have in store for us!

They turned, twisted, contorted my neck & limbs gave me such a good rubdown in all the right pressure points. Surprised




Being a regular at massages, I always prefer the hardest pressure of the strongest masseuse is able to assert.

And Villa Manja nailed it! Ha Ha





Soon after, we adjourned into another room where the Q&A session was being held.

Three lovely ladies were present to guide us through everything we needed to know about facial-related topics as well as a brief overview of what the star product of the day – Philips VisaPure Facial Cleansing Brush – can do for us.


Some of my questions were:

  1. When do I use it?
  2. How often do I use it?
  3. How long will it last before having to recharge it again?
  4. Do I put the cleanser onto my face or do I put it onto the device?


Amongst them was a special guest, Dr. Christina Chea, ready to answer all our queries about beauty and skincare from an expert dermatologist’s professional point of view.



We were told that some women go to bed without removing their makeup. Whoops! Guilty as charged – sometimes.

I must admit that I am one of the many who accidentally falls asleep with my makeup on, especially after a long night out. The moment I step home, all I see is my bed to crash on.

Or maybe I just take ‘beauty sleep’ too literally Hit with Brick

Girls, I recommend to always have a pack of baby wipes or cleansing wipes by your bedside if you’re too lazy to wash off your makeup before bedtime!



She also shared that most women don’t double cleanse their faces, especially after a full day. Do you?

Again, I have apparently committed yet another beauty sin. I do endeavour to double cleanse, but sometimes I just can’t be bothered.

Maybe that’s why my skin is so bad. Adore


Also, here’s an interesting fact she shared that I’d like to share with you too.

Did you know that your skin is only able to absorb the first 3 solutions you put on your face efficiently? This means, if you slap on like 5 products on your face after cleansing, the last 2 products won’t be absorbed as much.

So be smart! Stick to – toner, serem & moisturizer or if you need to apply more solution, then swap it with the other solutions every other day.

Thanks for the tip, Dr. Christina! :)



During the briefing, the Philips VisaPure Facial Cleansing Brush was passed around for us to have our very first look at it up-close and personal!

It was a sweet pastel pink-peach coloured cylindrical-shaped curved object. It was love at first sight.

Yes, I do have a penchant for pretty things. Then again, don’t we all? :D



The 3 different brushes were also passed around.

Perfect for different skin types! The normal brush (RM59) and sensitive brush (RM65) comes included in the box set, but if you want the exfoliating brush, you can always get it for an additional RM69.



Once the product sharing session was over, we were ushered upstairs where the product LIVE demonstration was to be held.

Best part was? It will be hands-on experiment.


It was going to be demonstrated to us on our own faces!


Lights, camera, action! Are we ready?


My beauty consultant and I

Let’s put the PHILIPS VisaPure to the test. It’s MAN vs VisaPure!

3 very interesting demonstrations were conducted.

We were very involved in all the steps.

TEST 1Big Boss

The waterproof eyeliner-skin test

RESULTS: Left – cleansed by hand | Right – cleansed by VisaPure

So how does this work? Oops

Dual Motion technology is the answer. The vertical motion breaks up all impurities and removes makeup effectively.



Its rotating movement sweeps impurities away, leaving the skin deeply cleansed. 

Whilst on my skin, I also realized that the vertical motion provides a comfortable massaging effect – perfect for improving microcirculation!



TEST 2Big Boss


The foundation/BB cream-orange test

RESULT: Left: cleansed by hand | Right: cleansed by VisaPure

Cleansing your face like how you usually would with your hands.

This works especially well as the silky soft & tiny bristles easily removes all impurities over the areas which the surface of your fingers cannot.

Imagine all the dirt clogging your pores! Ahh!

VisaPure cleanses pores in a gentle yet efficient way. You can literally, FEEL the bristles deeply cleansing your face. Words do no justice – you’ve got to try it for yourself!


VisaPure is 10x more effective than cleansing by hands but just as gentle



TEST 3Big Boss


The facial self-experiment

Obviously knowing how it feels like to cleanse my face with my hands (who doesn’t? You’ve been doing it all your life, haven’t you?), I tried a hand  using the PHILIPS VisaPure – for the very first time!

We were also guided and taught the right way to use it too. Let me show you how :)

Start with your T-Zone

There are 3 rounds of 20 second  cleanses.

It briefly stops before continuing to the next round so you know when

to move to the next area of your face.

I had so much fun using it for the first time! It felt gentle yet stimulating to the skin.

The way VisaPure cleanses my skin makes me actually feel like it has the power to reveal my skin’s true radiance. You know how exfoliation feels like? Yeah, close enough. 



My face felt very refreshed and extra, extra squeaky clean.

Dear face, to make up for all the times I forgot to cleanse you before bedtime, I promise to pamper you with Philips VisaPure from this day forth! Wink



After the demonstration was over, the Philips VisaPure Facial Cleansing Brush suddenly reminded me of a toothbrush. Can you believe that this device is waterproof? That makes washing it so convenient.

No extra effort needed. Big Smile


Just clean it under running  water like how you would normally clean your toothbrush.

Or rinse it in a basin.


Once our faces were all cleaned – very thoroughly, if I do say so myself! – we were even treated to a makeup session by several makeup artists lined up for us.



The next station we moved to was the hair styling booth!

The hairdressers performed their magic on our hair with Philips hair tools such as Philips hair-dryers, curling tongs and straighteners.



I’ve always known Philips to be a reputable brand, heck, even some of my household products are by Philips.

But after today, it just dawned upon me that Philips really boasts a large range of beauty products – now with a newly added skincare product too!



Now that I’m all primped and beautified, I kinda wish that it was a weekend… because right now, I’m all dolled-up but have no where to go!

Oh I do. To bed, that is.



Thank you for a wonderful session and for the VisaPure Facial Cleansing Brush set too, Philips Malaysia! Truly a blessing, as my face doesn’t exactly have the best skin condition. I hope my skin improves :D

Can’t wait to give this another try at home!






When I woke up the next day, I immediately unboxed my brand new set to check out the goodies inside.



It comes complete with a charger + dock, an extra brush (sensitive) and of course, instruction/manuals.


I love the customized pouch! Big Smile

Makes bringing it around so much more convenient and

to ensure the brushes doesn’t get damaged.



Here’s some deets you probably want to know about the PHILIPS VisaPure if you’re thinking of purchasing it:



Name : Philips VisaPure Gentle Cleansing Device (SC5275 model)
Price : RM 799 per set
Content : VisaPure with 2 speed settings, 1 normal skin brush head & 1 sensitive skin brush head
Where to Buy : Harvey Norman, ISETAN or other major Electrical & Departmental Stores 



Stay tuned for my very personal, hands-on review on this product… as I take you into the bathroom with me, where VisaPure and I engage our beautiful relationship! ;)



For more information on PHILIPS VisaPure, stay connected with them!

Visit their official website at:

LIKE them on Facebook at:

Also, if you’re keen on also checking Vila Manja out, head over to:


Hip and Classy Winter Trends We Can Look Forward to this Holiday Season!



Heyheyhey! It’s November already, time to get your leaves approved and flights booked!

What are your holiday plans for the end of the year?



Moo and I are planning to head up to Cameron Highlands for a change of weather, away from the heat and humidity of KL city. We’re huge fans of nature, tea and strawberries too so yep that’s our December plans!


Staying away from snow this year! Saving up for bigger plans… heheh.


Speaking of holiday seasons, let’s check out what the trending winter fashion will look like this year. Stripped right off the runway, here’s a brief trend prediction and a fashion report for AW2014- emerging trends! Cool


Although there will never be snow or winter in Malaysia, there’s no stopping us from donning trendy winter wear nonetheless!

In fashion terms (if not meteorological ones) the Autumn-Winter season is the hottest of the year. I’ve always loved classy and stylish winter wear. I’d wear it more often if it wasn’t so hot in Malaysia! Yell


With layers, leather jackets, tailored coats and dramatic accessories, it’s only when the nights draw in that your fashion star can truly shine.

I’m a huge fan of leather jackets and wear them rather often no matter what the occasion is! It brings out that rocker-chic biker girl rebel streak in me.


Checking out ‘em Harley Davidsons.

The Lady Big Smile



One emerging trend for AW2014-15 is a prim, ladylike silhouette.

Think full 50s skirts, but with a nod to modernity in leather or vinyl.


Something like this vintage 50s poster but with a twist of today’s style!


Match them with a spotted blouse for a nod to Grease, but a look that’s all Vogue.

I wear 50s inspired skirts too!

I’d say it’s called the skater skirt in this era.



One Love, One Lobe Big Smile


This one’s easily replicated without a massive dent to your bank balance.

Emulate the models at Celine and wear a massive statement earring in just one lobe. I usually wear mismatched earrings for fun, but it’s only when I can’t find the other side that I wear my earring on one lobe. :D


Whoops! Talk about accidental runway-style! :D

Fashion can be anything these days, really. It’s so subjective; much like art.

All accessories are by my amazing sponsors: The Wild Things. Check ‘em out!



Get creative and make your own with fancy beads and feathers, or pick up a vintage gem at a Sunday market. This look works best with a simple, chic base, so try it with skinny-fitting black trousers and a jacket in a luxurious material.



This single-statement one lobed earring seems like a really quirky idea! Something up my alley. I never knew it could be a trend set for this Autumn-Winter.


Why don’t you try this on your next night out?


Oh the Irony: NormcoreOops


Don’t sigh. This “normal” look is far from dull: it’s all about wearing classic wardrobe pieces in navy, grey, beige, and black, but in the most sumptuous fabrics you can possibly afford.


Normcore enough? My trenchcoat last Christmas.


Look to high-end high street brands to help out with this trend, and check in with bargain Japanese clothing experts Uniqlo for their pure cashmere woollens, silk jackets and tailored trousers.



If your budget can reach so far, try Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs for designer takes on this most ironic of trends.

Defined as a bland, anti-style, think of it as your everyday back-to-basics, turned designer standards. Who says designer looks must be flamboyant all the time? :)


Flashy ‘n’ TrashyI Surrender!


Another trend with more than a pinch of irony- or perhaps a postmodern critique of consumer society’s idolatrous brand worship (hard to say). Tongue Out

Like normcore, this trend captures the idea of “normal” before blowing it sky-high and transforming it into high-end couture.



This was probably best seen in Karl Lagerfeld and Moschino’s shows: the former was supermarket-themed with everyday branded products appearing on clothes (like a Pepto-Bismol crop top).


It’s basically a supermarket medication for diarrhoea & heartburn.

Today, it’s fashion. *gulp. Surprised


Moschino took the iconic Golden Arches of a popular American fast food brand, and emblazoned them on handbags carries out by models dressed as servers. How creative!



While this might not be a street-style look to any but the boldest among us, channel the brand trend with plastic fantastic jewellery and accessories.


I guess I could say I dress up my cat fashionably too – with his Superman tee!


Now that’s really unique fashion right there. I occasionally wear supermarket & fast-food fashion too – does my Starbucks tee, Coca-Cola tank top and  McDonalds statement tee count? :P


Of Trousers and Workwear Made SnazzyBig Boss

In previous years, we’ve followed Alexa Chung and worn oilskin Barbour jackets, and dressed like urban lumberjacks in worn jeans and checked flannel shirts.


Alexa Chung in Tommy Hilfiger

My fave pair of boots and comfy trousers!

A new urban outdoor trend is now emerging: hiking-inspired ensembles. Pair your lined or waterproof walking trousers with sturdy boots and a delicate shirt for contrast.

Perfect for cold and rainy days, as good enough to hit the bar following a hike on Hampstead Heath. Phew.


This is the closest thing that I wore recently that had flannel in it.

Do I look like a modern lumberjack? :P


However you choose to channel the new-season trends, don’t forget that a dramatic look and buckets of confidence will get you further than any copycat catwalk look: inject your personality into on-trend items with old favourites and classic pieces to retain your sense of individuality.



No matter where you plan to go this holiday season, do remember to stay warm for winter, have a safe flight and always stay fashionable with these fashion-forward tips straight from the Autumn-Winter runway!



10 things I learned from being away from my iPhone.



The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Hi! No I’m not dead. I’m just not online. Many of you (sweethearts) have called or sent me emails asking if I’m alright, how I’m doing or if everything is okay.

Yes, my dears, I’m fine.
I just haven’t been living in my online sphere that’s all.


I’m still kicking and very much alive – in a place called the real world.

There’s such a thing, you know? :P



Two weeks ago, I sent in my iPhone 5S to Maxis for some troubleshooting due to some battery issues. It all started a month ago.

When my iPhone’s usual 6-7 hour battery life took a nosedive into a miserable 3 hour lifespan, I began to think something was amiss.



But I only knew for certain that something was dreadfully wrong was when one night’s sleep – without touching my iPhone, could deplete its juice from 100% down to 17%.


Before any of you techies jump to conclusion, yes – all my apps are turned off, battery-draining features/settings are disabled and nothing is running in the background.

Chop sign confirm la. Cool
Okay, back to the story.
So I sent it in and I was told that within 14 working days, Apple’s standard practice usually has customers getting back a new iPhone of the same model to replace their faulty current one! Hurrah! New iPhone. Laughing


Looks like I won’t be needing to get my iPhone 6 after all hehe. Big Smile


Anyway, it has been almost 2 weeks and I’ve been having pretty mixed feelings about being deprived of a smartphone in today’s fast-paced bubble, home to my own kind, Generation X & Y. Here’s what I have to say.




1.     I actually READ THE NEWSPAPER now.

No, it isn’t an ‘old-man thing to do’.  I am sitting in San Francisco Coffee as we speak and I’ve just finished reading the New Straits Times, The Star and the New York Times.


It has been a long time since I’ve touched a hard copy of a periodical.

And hey look – my fingers are darkened with carbon-stained ink. Laughing This reminds me of my high school days where my fingers will all be blackened after reading the newspaper!

I’ve begun to continue where I left off in my daily reading habits.
Truth be told, there’s nothing like the tactile pleasure of flipping pages. Not e-pages or Kindles, mind you, I’m referring to actual paperback novels.


My bookmarks and bookshelves at home now play more than just decoration feigning intelligence. I used to be such an avid reader when I was younger and now… I’m back to reading bedtime stories! (Gee, I hope this lasts)


Oh and you know when I see well-dressed guys in geeky glasses reading a novel while waiting at a café, a bus stop or whatever?  That is so sexy. Just saying.Cool


2.    I pay attention to my surroundings!
Ergo, I realize I don’t bump into objects/people while walking.

OR walk into the wrong bathroom as often anymore. Damn. Been one too many times… Yell



I tend to look around more around the suburbs, towns and cities I’m in and the places I go, instead of keeping my eyes fixated on my phone running my blog, replying emails, replying texts and keeping updated with social media feeds & digital marketing pointers on all platforms. Surprised

Hey, don’t blame me. Social media is my profession.

That’s the industry that puts the food on my plate.


Sometimes, I take multitasking too seriously when I’m with my iPhone.



3.    I am closer to the people around me.
Chatting with my loved ones and friends face-to-face beats typing on a touch screen, hands down! Social media…? More like anti-social media, because most smartphone savvy & social media junkies neglect their nearest and dearest way too often.

It is not only disrespectful to be glued to your phones whilst out with anyone, but it also implies that whatever it is on your screen is more interesting that the person/company you’re with. Undecided




Talking to other people when you’re supposed to be talking to the ones in close proximity?

Not a very nice thing to do.
Being apart from my iPhone has brought me even closer to my bestest buddies during outings and I’m thankful for those real moments spent side by side.

Thankfully, I never ever have this problem with moo, as we naturally put away our phones when we’re spending quality time together or out on dates. Kiss Yay!



4.    Living in the moment instead of always trying to capture the moment.
This is where photographic memory kicked in. During those two weeks, I got to live in the moment and depended on my memory to smile back on, instead of trying relentlessly to capture everything on my camera roll and video stream.

Just like the old times – wasn’t life much easier to take in all you see with your OWN RETINA instead of that retina display?



 I know how good memories ought to be recorded for keepsake and good things ought to be shared; but to a certain extent. Having the liberty and the growing dependency on my iPhone has exceeded this ‘certain extent’ to every hour and every day.



5.    Admittedly, I now pay rock solid attention on the road.
Don’t chide me for this. I know how dangerous it is, but I’ve been doing this throughout all my years of driving. Maybe I’m just good at it – LOL I shouldn’t speak too soon.

But I’ve got a clean track record of driving to prove it. Nothing to be proud of but yes, just putting it out there :P #JustSaying


This only becomes a bane when you’re stuck in a merciless traffic jam alone and there’s absolutely nothing to do and no one to chat with or nothing to entertain yourself with.

I used to smoke while driving on the road but ever since I quit smoking, I now have even lesser things to do. 


6.    Safety reasons.
My phone is now always snugly in my bag instead of exposed to snatch thieves.

As mentioned in previous blog posts, my iPhone never leaves the palm of my hand. I like being extremely contactable and almost all my replies are instant – sue me.

But for the past 2 weeks, I’m hardly ever contactable so I didn’t see the point of holding my phone 24/7 anymore. Surprised



Sometimes, I even forget that I have my phone in my bag at all! Which is a good thing… I think. Since this exhibits a significant detachment to my phone.

Yay! Progress. Big Smile

Crap. I sound like I need rehab for mobile phone & internet addiction. Surprised


THE BAD  Furious


1.    I get lost on the road!


I am a hopeless nut on the road without my GPS, Waze or even Google Maps, resulting in unnecessary time wasted in traffic gridlocks due to all the wrong turns and detours.

Time & fuel wasted – now that’s frustrating. Yell



2.    Moo & I can’t get in touch
We talk and chat on a daily (more like hourly! Haha) basis and without my phone, we weren’t able to text via Whatsapp! That really sucks. Cry

Sure, there’s always SMS but seriously…? This isn’t the year 2002 anymore.

Nobody CHATS via SMS, unless you’re willing to pay for each time a text is sent. Yikes. That’s not chatting to me.

So we resorted to things like Gtalk, emails and Skype when I’m on the computer.


For the record, I use SMS too but the only SMS I receive is from Maxis.



3.    Similar to the above, I am unreachable instantly.
None of my clients are able to quickly get in touch with me or invite me to their events.

It will leave them wondering why I’m not keen all of a sudden. I also don’t get to chat with my family in our chatroom anymore.


Random (silly) Whatsapp chats with mom.


My friends also wonder why I’ve stopped replying them on Whatsapp…



4.    No access to details and information.
You know how sometimes when you just want a quick check of information, names, prices, dates, spelling, location and so on? Google is always your best friend.


Yeah, being able to access details like that in under 5 seconds now leaves me hanging in the dark and struggling to retrieve information I need, especially when I really need to know something on the spot. Cry 

It absolutely sucks when you’re just so used to finding out the answers to your questions almost immediately!



Looks like we’ve weighed both the bad and the good… so which one triumphs?


Being away from your phone for so long makes you realize u can actually live without it and maximize LIFE as it is, nature, surroundings, people and everything around you instead of occupying yourself with only your phone.




First world problems, indeed. Ahh!

That said, of course you can easily say ‘why not just put it down or turn it off?’ Easier said than done, darling. People have become so attached to their gadgets that it’s as though their lives depended on it.

There’s more to life than the windows in your gadget.


Using the mobile phone is inevitable, but I guess being apart from my iPhone for what feels like eternity was a very interesting life lesson. A kind of lesson that reminds you of what really matters most.



Now… moving on, dear Maxis, would you give me back my phone already?

I think you’ve done me a good favour by teaching me this wonderful lesson. Also, I think I’ve had enough isolation. :P I promise I won’t abuse this freedom again. Teehee. Laughing