Friday, April 01, 2016

Japanese (Tokyo) Drugstore Beauty Haul 1.0

Like French pharmacy products, what is remarkable about Japanese drugstore beauty stuff is that you really get a bang for your buck. Consider the treasures you can find for just ¥100 (if we're talking dollar to dollar would equate to RM1) in Daiso a benchmark as to how much they can stretch their dollar. Like I mentioned beforethe place is intimidating. However, don't be put off by the gazillion of products crammed side-by-side with exploding kanji everywhere in a sea of candy-coloured product packaging. Prepare a list beforehand and I assure you that you will be far from disappointed. Besides many of the young staff are able to converse in simple English so don't be shy to ask. Above all there's ALWAYS our good pal Google Translate! Let's embark on the haul journey, shall we :)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Shelby x Tokyo: Ginza

Shelby OOTD
Mac: Zara
Jeans: Uniqlo
Shoes: Minna Parikka
Crossbody bag: H&M
Bag pack: Fjallraven Kanken

Only in Japan can you find the ultimate Strawberry Shortcake, I kid you not.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Shelby x Tokyo: The Prep

I wonder if you know,
How they live in Tokyo,
If you seen it then you mean it
Then you know you have to go.
Fast and furious! (Kitaa!) (Drift, Drift, Drift)
Fast and furious! (Kitaa!) (Drift, Drift, Drift)
... Teriyaki Boyz, Tokyo Drift ...

My last visit to Tokyo was 12 years ago. The internet was relatively new, no apps to help with navigation and English signs were scarce. Lonely Planet was pretty much my only friend. Suffice to say that we didn't get up to much. Fast forward more than a decade later and we're more than spoilt with an assortment of guides (including the hipster sort!), Google Map, pocket wifi rentals and blog posts!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Merchant's Lane, Petaling Street

Probably the prettiest little nook in Petaling Street, Merchant's Lane is fast becoming a must-visit for locals and tourists alike after a sweltering wander through the streets of KL's Chinatown. 

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Hello Kitty Go Around Malaysia

When Hello Kitty goes around, I come around.

Even if it's 'Back To School' with a backpack thrice my size. She ain't heavy, she's my sister.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Friday, March 04, 2016

Shelby bisou 2.0-ish

I want to grow a flower for every time someone tells me “F*** you.” 
Then I’ll go back to that person and pin the flower on their lapel in a gesture of friendship. 
And while they are looking down on it in astonishment, I’ll bunch up my knuckles and punch them in the face.
... Jarod Kintz ...

Welcome to a changed-ish blog.

So what made me pick this blog up and dust inches of virtual dust off its cover after so long? The desire to take control and curate my life. Recently I detached myself from a friend. Someone who I enjoyed the company of or at least used to. When I ponder over my desire to disengage, I wonder if the haste is heightened by the voluminous amount of hormones (N.B. I was on IVF treatment at the time and I was informed that the dosage I was on was much steeper than the median value) running like wild natives in my system. Perhaps. Or perhaps she was a tad too mean for my tolerance. Social interactions are so tricky. They can be like roses in full bloom one moment and stinking wilts another. I am not without fault. As my parental units have always reminded me, I have a tendency to quarrel with people that I get too close with despite my conscious decision not to. It's the demon that follows me everywhere I go I suppose *sigh.

The impulse to curate my friend list tipped over the edge of the rim into... well, here.

Updated the header sign, tweaked with the layout a little, messed with the html abit (still ridiculously helpless when it comes to coding) and most evidently changed the blog address from shelbybaby to shelbybisou. Much to my surprise I didn't hesitate switching despite realising I would lose all link referencing whatnots. It was just time for the blog to grow up a little. If you have been following my blog, I do hope somehow (with the aid of the almighty Instagram) that you will be able to make your way here.

Most of all, I hope the change gives you more of a reason to stay.

Say hi if you're here :)

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