Monday, December 31, 2012

The Price Of Old Christmas Wrappers

Had no choice this year but to use some old Christmas wrappers I'd accumulated and saved over the last decade cos I couldn't go shopping for new ones to help Mama wrap her Christmas gifts for the family. (Was still in confinement at the time ma. How to go shopping?) Ended up saving us some time and money... but paying the ultimate price:


All over my hands, palms, wrists, arms, neck, waist, joints... and don't even get me started on my confined behind. OMG, the itch! All through the night and then some! I only managed to get a little relief  – just a wee bit – 18 hours later, after a visit to the hospital and popping a Gynae-approved, breast-feeding-friendly antihistamine before my son's Full Moon dinner on Christmas Eve '12. Ugh. Suffer sial. Doubt I'll be touching those Christmas wrappers ever again. >(

...unless I forget come Christmas next year and
go digging through my decade-old wrapper stash. Again.



A Very Special Christmas

Christmas Day this year was made a million times more special for me because it also coincided with my baby's dedication in church. Yup. The 25th of December was the very first monthiversary of his birth! My little boy is a month old and some already! Oh, how time flies. Now I understand why experienced Mommies always say, "They grow up so fast..." These little ones sure do. =)

p/s: My son barely wore that Carter's onesie I bought him sempena his first Christmas with us. Put it on and 2 seconds later, the little fella burped milk all over the collar. -_-''' Oh well. I guess I'm just glad I took pictures of the outfit before it got milked. :-/

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Not Such A Failure After All

Durning the last weekend of confinement (and just a couple of days before Christmas), The Husband and I sneaked out for a couple of hours to do some super speedy last minute Christmas shopping. Seriously lah. With our performance that afternoon, I think we could have qualified for The Amazing Race. Haha. It was in and out – CHOP CHOP! Not my favourite way to shop for gifts in the least but... oh well. Bo huat. At the end of the day, all that matters is that we managed to get all the gifts we needed for the VIPs in our lives. No I.O.Us. =)

Our outgoing Christmas gifts this year.

I hope you guys had a lovely Christmas with lots of presents (and turkey and fruit cake and pudding and pie), too. Now, it's time to reflect and be thankful for 2012... and look forward to all that the New Year has to bring and prepare for an awesome-er 2013. Woo hoo! =D

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Failed Santa

You guys know how much I love Christmas, right? Well, this year, with the baby on hand, Christmas seems to be the least of my priorities. To be honest though, I really should have (could have?) been more prepared. I mean, it's not like I didn't know a baby was on the way, right? Haha.

But seriously lah. I really thought I would have (should have had!) more time to shop for gifts. Unfortunately, before I knew it, I was put on bed rest 30 weeks into my pregnancy and, with that, went my Christmas shopping plan. Straight out the window. -_-'''

Therefore, I confess that I
am incompetently organised on the
gift-giving front this Christmas.


That was all I managed to get before I got
shipped back to Penang, and strapped to the bed. :-/

So... urm, dear friends and loved ones...

Anybody care for love and peace
in place of gifts this year? =p

A Thousand Years (The Light Room Version)

Artist: Christina Perri (Feat. Steve Kazee)
Song Title: A Thousand Years (The Light Room Version)

Christina Perri performs her song "A Thousand Years"
in an exclusive recording session live at The Fortress in
Los Angeles, CA for The Live Room on The Warner Sound.

The day we met, frozen I held my breath
Right from the start, I knew that I'd found a home for my...
Heart beats fast, colours and promises
How to be brave, how can I love when I'm afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow

One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still, beauty in all she is
I will be brave, I will not let anything
Take away what's standing in front of me
Every breath, every hour has come to this

One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more
And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

Woo ooo...

One step closer
One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more
And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

Not a big fan of Perri's lazy drawl in this version but still, it's hypnotic and totally bewitching all the same. Love the acoustic touch max. Was nice that she included the first two lines, too. I wonder why they weren't in the original version of the song. Hmmm... To be understood when I finally watch Breaking Dawn Part 2?

Friday, December 21, 2012

Motherhood Vs. Advertising

You know, I thought life in advertising was tough with its crazy deadlines, ridiculous briefs and late nights. I was wrong. Motherhood is waaaay tougher. :-/

I haven't slept more than 3 hours in a stretch since the night before my son was born. Every wail or cry for clean-up or milk demands IMMEDIATE attention. Any delay would result in more wailing and more crying until said need is met. It's exhausting to say the least. My brain is on screensaver mode half the time I'm awake, and my body is running on reserves. To be on-call morning, noon and night, day in and day out is really no laughing matter.

But... as tiring as motherhood can be,
it is also so much more rewarding
than anything advertising has to offer.

More so than the carrots bosses dangle for scams to win awards. More than the satisfaction of seeing your hard work finally going on print, on air and in press with real work, too. I once said that an artist's work – be it copy or design – is like his/her baby. Hah! I was sooooo wrong. Things are different with a REAL baby, right, Pam Song of 2011?? Woman, you so knew not what you said. *snorts*

Todrick Hall Sings For Food


This dude actually sings his orders at fast food outlets and drive-thrus. More surprisingly, the cashiers and service staff can actually get his "complicated order" correctly! Very cool beans. Not new on the web... but definitely worth a watch. 

I hope you enjoyed my
top three favourite orders. =)

Anyhew, it's Friday.
Whatchu doin' online??
Go have a great weekend!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sneak Peek At Little Feet

Hey guys, meet my son! =)

Picture taken on December 9th, 2012 on the 15th day of his life.

My very own two wrinkly little feet.

And they came home labelled, too! =p

Picture taken the night he came back from the hospital.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Hi, people of the Internet! Today, you get to see my face cos I finally had my second bath since the night of 24 November 2012 (Saturday). HAHA. -_- That's right. I've just had a measley TWO hair washes in the last NINETEEN days.



Trust me, I don't know how I survived the last 2-and-a-half weeks of bad hygiene. Me! The girl who has washed her hair every single day since she could remember. OMGGGG... Can die sleeping with dirty hair la. I dare not even put my face on my own pillow. I'm surprised The Husband is even willing to give me a hug before bedtime every night. (I'm shorter so my head is right under his nose. HAHAHA.)

Anyway, here's what went down. I had my first real bath a little over 10 days post-delivery. That would be, like, 11 freaking days since I last washed my hair the night before I went into labour, okayyy. Phooo! Those were the longest 11 days of my life, man. No kidding. I started wondering if I had lice.

And you think what? When I get to bathe, you think I get to wash my hair under running water in a nice shower stall or have a luxurious bath in a fancy tub and use Geranium Leaf Body Scrub ah? Hell, no. I'd be shot. The rule is NO running water and NO taking your time!! Only black, boiled flower water and you go into the shower and out chop chop!

But beggars can't be choosers la. Any water is better than no water. And a super quick black-water bath is better than no bath at all. Haha. #desperate

Truth be told, this week has been easier to deal with than the first 10 days. At least I've just been at home these past 10 days. Imagine my hair back then! Went through a super sweaty, 27-hour labour and delivery... Lasted 10 days... And I made the mistake of trying dry shampoo on Day 8 which totally made my scalp itch like hell and flake like shit after. T_______T Regret kau-kau.

Anyway, I'm clean now so I thought I'd pop by
to say a quick 'hello' since it's been awhile. =)

Oh, shaits. Baby just started crying. I gotta run. Milk-maid time! Bottom line is this: Confinement had better be worth it, mannnn. I'd better be damn healthy, freaking strong and have powers like Super Woman after this. RAWR!

Saturday, December 01, 2012

My Dirty Little Secret

I, Pam Song, aged 28, from the island of Penang, in good ol' Malaysia, hereby confess that... I haven't washed my hair or used soap in a week! Yay!!

Anybody want a hug right now? =p


Monday, November 26, 2012

Birthday '12: Pre-Birthday Supper

NOTE: This post was written on the 21st of November 2012 at 11:15AM but was scheduled to be released at a later date because of its top secret (at the time lah) pictorial content. =p

Met up with Mee and Dee for an impromptu supper the night before my birthday cos I knew they'd be busy with a working lunch today, and dinner is out cos The Husband and I are going to be out on a birthday dinner date so.... as should be on any real date, no spotlights allowed. Haha.

It happened to be a rainy night – and a Tuesday when most hawker centres in Penang are closed – so we ended up at the Upper Penang Road area for Sup Kambing mamak with Roti Bengali at Sup Hameed, opposite Hotel Malaysia. Cheap and good. Perfect on a cold, wet night. =)

We didn't stay long though. Kept it short and sweet cos it was late and I was tired. (Been experiencing a bad bout of insomnia lately so sleep's been crap for me. -_-''') So after eating, it was home-sweet-home for us, and bedtime for me after a short Skype call with The Husband. Needless to say, I didn't stay up for The Crossover. *snorts*

My 28th birthday gift from Dee and Mee.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Today was the day I fell in love with another man.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Super Hokkien Mee, One Corner Café, Behind Penang Plaza (a.k.a FIMA)

I usually frequent the Hokkien Mee stall along Perak Road. It's awesome but that hawker dude went for a leg operation awhile back and hasn't opened shop for MONTHS now. -_- Because of that, I haven't had my Hokkien Mee fix in a very looong time. T_T

The Husband, on the other hand, isn't as choosy with his Hokkien Mee. So, he does go to One Corner Café (and other stalls) whenever he craves a steaming hot bowl of Penang prawn noodle soup. Well, this week, he finally convinced me to go along with him to give this stall a chance at impressing me.

The good thing about this stall is that it has a pretty solid ordering system (unlike the one at Perak Road, which is super kelam-kabut). They really go by the first-come-first-serve rule and all special orders are written down in a book so they never forget. You don't have to bug them or remind them. No need to fight for your turn either. It just arrives when your turn comes around. I like that.

The wait wasn't as long as I'm used to either, considering how long we usually have to wait for our Hokkien Mee at Perak Road. Here, our Hokkien Mee arrived in about 20 minutes. And how was it? Well, I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised.

It was pretty good! The soup was tasty, portions were HUGE for RM5, and they were really, really, REALLY generous with the fried onions, prawns and sliced pork meat. (I gave The Husband all my fried onions and meat. I usually just eat the prawns.) We did agree, though, that the next time we're there, we'll order "kania heh" (English translation: "only prawns") and not bother with the sliced meat at all. We no likes.

Ok la. I think this is a good substitute for when Perak Road is closed. In fact, it was so good that we went back there again the next day with his parents for Round 2. HAHA. Personally, I think I still prefer the Hokkien Mee at Perak Road. (Can't be sure. Too long never eat so forget liao. :-/) But if you're asking me which one is more worth your money, I'd say Super Hokkien Mee wins hands down cos they give you waaay bigger portions with heaps more ingredients.

p/s: This stall is run by the brother of the Perak Road cook's wife. Family recipe passed down from their mom so I guess that's why both taste equally as good.

One Corner Café
(Behind Penang Plaza a.k.a FIMA)
2, Jalan Bawasah,
Georgetown, 10500 Penang.

Opening Hours: 7.30AM – 10.30AM

(Closed on Tuesdays)

FRIENDLY TIP: Go early if you don't want to wait long or be sent home hungry. Dun mess. This Hokkien Mee runs out FAST. The Husband was sent back home FIVE visits in a row before. @_@ You have been forewarned!

Birthday '12: The Birthday Dinner Date

My birthday turned out to be a super cheap one to celebrate this year. Haha. Sup Kambing with the folks the night before (post scheduled for later due to inappropriate timing of content #mysterious), Roti Canai at home for breakfast from Mama, Fried Bee Hoon at home for lunch, then it was hawker centre pizza dinner with The Husband at night. Haha.

He asked me what I wanted to have for dinner for days beforehand but I just couldn't decide. He suggested Harvest Inn but I wasn't too keen on the food there. Nice ambience la but... bleh – nothing great lah. I also considered Bella Marino at Straits Quay for pizza and Wild Mushroom Soup or Tandoori Chicken and Naan at Penang Road but... aiya, mai lah. At the end of the day, it's not the fanciness of the place that matters. It's the food and the company. =) #idealisttalking

It was pretty late by the time we set off cos we got held up by planes, kids, middle-of-nowhere pee breaks and a long drive to the airport and back beforehand. (Long story lah. Lazy to tell.) So by the time we arrived at Bee Hooi Restaurant (it's actually a kopi tiam) for my favourite el cheapo pizza, it was already 9PM.

We parked illegally – no time! no time! – and made a beeline for Frankie Pizza. "Aunty! One Medium Chicken Ham, extra cheese ok?" I ordered in a hurry. "Bo liao!" she replied a nanosecond later. @_@ WTH?? Go all the way there on my birthday only to be told that I can't have what I want? Hell, no. So I asked again, "Abo TWO Small Chicken Ham, extra cheese can?" Also cannot. Why? Cos it turns out the aunty only had ONE small pizza left to sell me. SMALL??? And one only? Where got enough wor?? T_T

She must have seen the disappointment on my face so, to prove it to me, she opened her plastic bag of pizza bases and pointed, "Nah! Lu khua. Bo liao!" (English translation: "Nah! You see. No more!") BUT! Under the perfectly round Small pizza base, I spied a super broken Medium-sized one. Like SUPER broken. Maybe into five pieces or more. But before I knew it... I started begging. @_@

"Aunty... you make for me the Medium la...
Broken also nevermind. You just sell me cheaper lor!"

HAHAHA. Freaking desperado, man. Hahaha.

Unfortunately, she still said, "No." Impossible to fix cos too broken already. But... at the end of the day, my perseverance (and pitiful face =p) paid off. She tried anyways and – after a 15-minute wait – I GOTS ME MUH MEDIUM CHICKEN HAM WITH EXTRA CHEESE FER DINNUH! =D =D =D

And she only charged us RM5 for it. HAHA. Score!

But of course it was real messy to eat lah. Haha. I couldn't even lift a proper slice of the pizza without the base crumbling to bits underneath or the topping sliding off its broken base. But whatever lah. Craving satisfied! I was a happy birthday girl. =)

After that, as planned, The Husband brought me over to Baskin Robbins a few doors away for ice cream. We ordered the Proud Duck special – More is More – and got a free upsize on our order. Yay! (I really hope Vivy wins!! Her promo is really the best of the best.)

Since we get two scoops of ice cream (for just RM7.50!!!), The Husband chose Cotton Candy (@_@) while I picked good ol' Vanilla, my standard ice cream order.

Cotton Candy on Vanilla. 2 scoops for RM7.50.

Baskin Robbins' Cotton Candy flavour tastes like Paddle Pop, if you ask me. Only difference is it's slightly richer in taste and is like a bajillion times more expensive to eat. Haha. Vanilla is still the bigger winner to me.

Anyway, my birthday dinner date turned out to be heavily discounted. Haha. Cheap pizza with a price slash, PLUS ice cream with a free upsize. Haha. Total spending on my dinner minus The Husband's own Chicken Chop? RM5 + RM7.50 = RM12.50 only!

This reminds me of our 2003 Valentine's Day dinner date at Tijuana Burger, SS15 as well as our 2011 Valentine's Day dinner date at KFC, Queensbay Mall. The man is damn lucky he married me, man. I'm a cheap date. HAHA. #shameless

Friday, November 23, 2012

Birthday '12: Birthday Breakfast

Woke up to freshly tapau-ed
Roti Canai from the market. =)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Birthday '12: Seeing Stars

This morning's birthday loot! =D

Wait. Can I use the word "loot" if
my usage is singular and not plural? :-/

Hmmm... whatever.



Received that starry gift from my one and only (currently lah, in the future will have one more) SIL – The Husband's older brother's wife. But what is it? Well... you guess lah. (Not rocket science.) It's from this shop:

But I'm not going to show you
exactly what it is lah. (DUH!)

This is all you're gonna get to see. Haha.

Now, go away. Nanti mata bernana. Hahahaha.

Birthday '12: Love My Tummy, Love My Skin

Shipment arrives in Penang from KL on Thursday. Delivery from sender through third party on Sunday. Item received by Yours Truly via third party on Monday. Didn't get to meet the sender personally but, at the end of the day, it's the thought that counts and the effort that really matters, right? Right.


Thanks for the gift bag, babe!

Imma go stuff my face with yummy M&S
Milk Chocolate Digestives now. Mwahahaha.

Pam Song

p/s: I'm still brilliant, by the way. Told you I'd
be able to guess what the edible item was. =p

Birthday '12: First Birthday Present Of The Year

Last week, I received my very first birthday present of 2012. Pretty, little, purple, flower-power earrings from Mama. Think I'll wear them on my date with The Husband tonight. (Any reason just to dress up and accessorise, right? =p) Now to scour the wardrobe for wearables in purple... or something like that. :-/

Earrings from Mama for turning 28.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Almost 28

I no longer like birthdays.

There. I said it.

Not cos I'm getting older and getting older always sucks if you're a girl, but simply because birthdays have just lost their celebratory birthday-ness for me over the last few years. Depress-emo, much? Yeah. Some. I wasn't always like this though. 2006 was a good birthday year for me. So was 2008. I partied like a rockstar and felt like a million bucks those two years. =p

But other than that... growing older has just been blah, blah and more blah for me. The ultimate worst birthday of my life was the birthday of 2010. No other birthday can fight. 2011 wasn't all that bad considering The Husband whisked me off to Genting for a couple of days and brought me horseback riding, which I enjoyed. (I have yet to blog about that getaway. Whoops. -_-) But I think in general, it's just been downhill for me and birthdays since I crossed that blasted mid-twenties line.

So, here I am again.

Sitting on the verge
of the 21st of November.

I turn 28 in a few hours. Not a bad age to be at, if you were to ask me at any other time of the year. But not tonight. Cos tonight, I'm really starting to feel that familiar tinge of disappointment and self-pity set in. The kind which ultimately brings with it a tidal wave of emo-ness and depressive-ness that will drown me in sorrow till the 22nd comes around. Sigh.

You know, I wish I was spending my 28th birthday down in KL. Alternatively, I wish my close friends were up here in Penang where I'm at. But mostly, I wish The Husband was with me tonight. Instead, I'm in Penang without any close friends around, and it looks to me like I'm gonna be spending The Crossover alone. Again. How wonderful. Ugh. -_-'''

I think the supremely lousy way I feel tonight is compounded by the fact that I've not gotten a good night's sleep in a long, long time. That, and cos I've not been as mobile as I want to be or am used to being. I hate the fact that I'm unable to drive right now. Cos if I could, I would at least be going somewhere, doing something to cheer myself up. Even watching a movie alone at a mall would suffice at this point.

Back in 2010, I swore I wouldn't let myself feel that pathetically depressed on a birthday ever again. But this year, it looks like I've got no choice but to allow this particular birthday to uneventfully run its course. Heck, I can't even go out for a walk around the block alone to feel better, what with Malaysia being so unsafe and all! ARGH!! I just can't win, can I?

Whatever lah. 3 more hours till midnight.
I've still got time to be a sulky 27-year-old.
Catch you guys on the other side. Ciao.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tau Sar Pneah, Him Heang, Burmah Road

The ultimate best Tau Sar Pneah (a.k.a Tambun Biscuit) on Penang Island, if you ask me. (Although some may disagree and we could end up debating this for donkey years to come. -_-''') I personally like the salty type that's sold in rolls of five as seen below instead of the one that comes in a box of 16 or 32. (Don't get me wrong through. The box type wan also very ho ciak.)

Have not had it for awhile but suddenly felt like indulging in some this week. Haha. Placed my order through Mee's delivery service in the morning (The Husband refused to stop even though we drove by the store – grrr) and it arrived at my doorstep by nightfall. Tucked into one immediately and thoroughly enjoyed the way the outer crust crumbled as the inner bean paste melted in my mouth.

YUMS! I think Imma go have one more before dinner. =p

162-A, Jalan Burmah,
10050 Penang.

TEL: +604 228 6129/130


Sometimes, it's not the price tag, or the size, or the type, or the grandness of the situation that matters. It's the value you put to the memory that comes with the item you hold dear that makes all the difference. And sometimes, sentimental journeys are what keep you holding on to whatever it is you have that you treasure – be it a useless ticket stub from a first date, a fond memory from a time past, or a precious family heirloom dusted in nostalgia – instead of considering it all naught and moving on to bigger, better, greater things that come your way.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Soft, Squishy, Shapely

I've never been a fan of refrigerated chocolates. They become too hard and crunchy in the fridge. Instead, I prefer my chocolates to be kept at room temperature so they stay slightly moist and perfectly melted. Like so:

See what I mean? Soft and squishy,
but still able to hold its shape. Perfect!

Oh, and always, always Hazel Nut in Milk Chocolate for me, thank you. Am not a fan of the other nuts (nor fruits that they put into chocolates), and white choc is always too sweet while dark choc is just waaaay too bitter for my tastes. Milk choc, on the other hand, is always juuuuust right. =)

Saturday, November 10, 2012


That's me, all excited and ready
for date night with The Husband.

But of course, it wasn't the first picture I took.

I probably ended up with a billion Photobooth shots no thanks to The Husband who just felt like photobombing every single one of my pictures tonight. -_-'''

Gatal wan.

Anyway, this is the first time I'm getting dressed up for a night out with him in a long time (the last was during our first anniversary earlier this year), and this will possibly be the last time in a long time that The Husband and I will be able to go on a one-on-one romantic date together so... it's going to be a night to be cherished indeed! =D

p/s: Please excuse the wet hair, by the way. It's just waaay too hot in Penang to do any blow drying. And, well, I just couldn't be bothered with contact lenses right now so... glasses it is!

Developed A Sweet Tooth

I've never really been the girl with a sweet tooth. If I got to take my pick of either option, it would definitely be savoury over sweet. Without a doubt; without a second thought. Because of that, I've always been your typical share-a-cake, no-dessert-thank-you, kurang-manis kinda girl.

Until now.

*blink blink*

I'm mean, sure, I still drink kurang manis. And I think I still prefer savoury snacks over sweet ones. But I definitely no longer shun sweet treats the way I used to. In fact, chocolates, cookies and cakes have suddenly become very attractive to me over the last couple of months. @_@ So much so that I have to constantly and consciously hold back and pull the reins on my new-found love for all things sweet and sugary to ensure that I don't become obese or get diabetes or something. :-/

Having said that, meet my latest sweet indulgence:

 Arnott's Tim Tam Fingers.

 Only the Australian-made ones for me, thank you.

"Made In Australia. Exporting To The World."

Discovered it along the aisles of Cold Storage, Gurney Plaza and made an impulse purchase the same day I bought my latest Aesop products. Came home, stuffed my face with it and instantly fell in love. And that's coming from the girl who only less-than-moderately enjoyed chocolates and NEVER liked Tim Tams. @_@ What is happening to me??? :-/ But seriously lah. If you looked at it also you would wonder how I could have resisted Tim Tam's chocolaty charms all this while.

How to resist, I ask you?? So... eat only lah! YUMSSSS!!!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Buy More, Pay Less

So you know how I've been on an Aesop addiction lately, right? And you know how I've slowly been trying out their products by tucking into my not-so-secret-anymore stash of samples, right? Well, I finally decided on which range I was comfortable with and which product I specifically wanted to BUY. (HAH! Not so cheapskate after all, right??? *lansi face*)

Of the two cleansers I tried and didn't mind, I liked the Fabulous Face Cleanser less. It didn't foam enough for me. The Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser, on the other hand, foamed sufficiently and smelled really good so it got an easy win in my books with two thumbs up.

 The cleanser I didn't like as much.

So... Ladies and gentlemen,
meet two of my latest purchases
– Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser and
Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum.

Ok, ok. To be honest with you, I only went to the Aesop counter with the intention to purchase the facial cleanser cos it's my birthday month and, as an Elite Cardholder, I would get RM50 for the first RM100 I spend at Parkson this month. =p Haha. What?? Dun judge me la. I'm being a smart shopper.

 Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser (200ml), sold at RM185.

BUT while I was at Aesop, I saw a notice that offered an RM50 Aesop voucher for every RM350 spent via credit card. How could I pass that up?? My cleanser already costs RM185. Just need to buy another product I get RM50 extra already, you know! So... I started trying some of the items in their Parsley Seed range and impulse purchased their anti-oxidant serum, too. =p

 Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum (100ml), sold at RM200. 

I also considered their eye serum but that was almost RM300 for a much, much smaller bottle. Only 50ml, I think. My brain immediately said not worth it and my Penangite pocket was just to kiam to cough out the dough so the thought of purchasing it didn't fly although I really liked what I tried. Haha.

Plus, RM350 minus RM185 only comes up to RM165. I might as well top up RM200 (closer to RM165) instead of almost RM300 (almost double the RM165 amount), right? More worth it ma. Then IF I eventually purchase the eye serum, I can use that bigger amount to make the most of another promo or voucher later on. #foresight =p

But come, come, my friends. Let's go into the details of how much I spent... and how much I got in return. (Love the latter part of that sentence big time. =p)

Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser: RM185
+ Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum: RM200

i.e. Only RM35 over the RM350 minimum amount needed for the RM50 Aesop Voucher. 

Birthday Credit from Parkson's Elite Card for first RM100 spent in November: RM50
+ Aesop Voucher for RM350 spent in a single receipt: RM50
+ RM10 Parkson Vouchers for every RM100 spent: RM10 x 3 = RM30
+ 5% cash-back in Elite Points: RM19.25

RM10 Parkson Vouchers x 3, RM50 Aesop Voucher
and my Parkson Elite Card.

Total Cost (at RSP) for all purchases: RM385
– Total Voucher/ Credit Received for RM385 spent: RM149.25
= RM235.75

That's a total of 38.77% savings okayyy. Almost 40%!!
I'm so proud of myself. Super worth it, right??? =D


Now I just hope I don't mess things up and that my hard work and calculation doesn't go floating down the drain someday. Like, literally. Why? Cos Aesop's Parsley Seed products come in glass bottles (to avoid contamination and/or any reaction with the usual plastic bottles) and... well, we all know how clumsy I can get, and how accident-prone I can be, right? :-/

My Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser & Anti-Oxidant Serum
in their respective glass bottles.