Saturday, October 19, 2013

Kojie San - Skin Lightening Soap Review

   Before I start this review, let me tell you that in most of Asia, pale, white skin is considered pretty, so don't bash on how I want to look more "American." Secondly, white skin doesn't mean the "white people" skin you see in America.
In Asia, white skin is referred to blemish-free, pale, skin. Thirdly, most Americans don't even have white skin, it is usually olive colored with red undertones!!

Now that the rant is over =-=......This is a review of the Kojie San Skin Lightening Soap!  ^^ I ordered this on Ebay with my own money for about $10. The set comes with two 135 gram bars of soap. This soap is very natural, since it only contains six ingredients.

Pure Kojic Acid, Sweet Orange, VCO, Glycerine, Vegetable Extracts, and Vitamin C

"Kojie San has an all-natural kojic acid formula that helps lighten dark spots due to acne, age spots, freckles, sun-damaged skin, and other skin pigmentations."

Kojic Acid was discovered in Japan. It is a by-product of Koji, or Malted Roce, to make Japanese Sake. In cosmetics, Kojic Acid is best known for its whitening effects, and antioxidant properties.

I have been using this for 9 weeks now with the Belo Essentials Skin Whitening Lotion.
This orange soap has a citrus scent at first, and tones down to a rather mellow fragrance. That is okay, though, because it only contains six ingredients. :D

This is my skin tone before I started using the soap................................................................

After about 2 weeks....

.......................................................... I see improvement!!!!

I noticaebly got paler now after using for a month.................^^ but the lighting in my bathroom was bad because of new light bulbs.


      My skin is significantly paler and everybody has complimented me. My parents' friends keep saying how tan I was when I was in elementary school, but now that I am in the 10th grade, I became really pale. ;D

     Although I used this soap with Belo Whitening Lotion and Karmart Cathy Doll L-Glutathione Cream, I believed this has played the most significant part in lightening my skin!

Nutty Walnut Prawns in Mayonaisse Sauce!

This delicious dish is a staple at nearly all Chinese restaurants. Although it is not as popular as the Pork SpareRibs and Peking Duck, it is still the dish my family always orders whenever we eat out. 

8oz Prawns
5/8 cup Mayonaisse
1/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Butter
1/3 cup Walnuts
1/3 cup Pecans
1/3 cup Sugar
1 cup Flour
3/4 cup Milk
Julienned Lettuce or Brocolli for Garnish
Oil for Deep-Frying Water for Quick Boil

Candied Nuts
Add 1 tbsp Butter to a frying pan on high heat, and add all the sugar. Wait for sugar to melt, and add in pecans and walnuts. Roast the nuts until evenly coated and the sugar is golden brown. Set aside.

Prep them Prawns!!
Peel and devein the prawns. In order for the prawns to puff when boiled, slice the back of the prawn halfway. Boil the prawns in boiling hot water for a few seconds, or until all the prawns are not translucent anymore. Drain the prawns, and place in bowl. Fill the bowl with milk until prawns are drenched, and set aside.

Mayonnaise Sauce
Mix together mayonnaise, condensed milk, honey, and the remaining tbsp of butter in a ziplock bag. Microwave the bag for 12 second increments until the sauce starts to become more pungent and yellow. Set aside to cool.

Frying those Prawns!
Heat oil for deep-frying on high heat. Take the milk-soaked prawns and coat lightly in flour.
Fry the prawns until golden brown, usually about 30 seconds. Let cool on a clothed plate.

Final Mixing
Cut the corner of the ziploc bag filled with mayonnaise sauce. Transfer half the prawns onto a clean plate and mix/drizzle sauce onto prawns according to preference. If you like a lot of sauce, then mix evenly with prawns. If you like a little sauce, then drizzle over prawns. Do the same with the remaining half of the prawns.

Place julienned lettuce on a plate to use as a base, and then place coated prawns on top. Place candied nuts around the outer rim of the plate, and a little over the prawns. After all that hard work........


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Why Did I Fall in Love With You~

Why Did I Fall in Love With You by DBSK
     Great spirit-uplifting song! :D The rhythm is somehow makes you want to hear more of the song, and it is very enjoyable. Luckily, this song contains no rap! xD It's more of a lovely song to hear when you have nothing to do. There are also various scenes throughout the video that show the band singing and close-ups to their faces. Also, look at the rather funny face of the male actor when he throws flower petals at the bride.

       The boy meets with the girl in the beginning scene at the bridge, and they both formally say, "Long time no see!" The scene then shows the girl smiling at her wedding next to her groom. The boy is standing at the side, and is one of the wedding guests. As she approaches him, her smile begins to fade. The wedding "walk" up to the priest is in progress, and the boy just stares sadly in the seats as he remembers memories about them together in the past. The scene goes back to the bridge, and the girls tells the boys she is getting married. He is in shock, but doesn't show his emotions. The scene switches back to the wedding when she meets eye contact with him, and he hides his emotions by smiling, and throwing flowers. After, she smiles again, and walks happily down the crowd. At the bridge, he says, "Congratulations." They both walking opposites ways, and the girl turns around to tell him," Good Bye...." very softly.

Friday, August 17, 2012

San Diego & Los Angeles :D

Fake Shark Jaws

I didn't even want to get near the glass! >~<

Me No Likey AQUARIUMS =_=

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Los Angeles & San Diego Trip

I'm on my trip to San Diego and Los Angeles. Soo excited xD. We will be preparing to go to beaches, eat LOTS of seafood, go clam fishing, and more! I'll be posting pictures right when I get back from the trip on August 13.          
                                                                                                    LATER! ^_^

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tong Hua! a.k.a. Fairy Tale

This song is a must hear for all my Asian viewers that understand! ^_^ It's a great song to fall asleep to or listen to skip time.

The Story:
         A couple are on a date. When the girl crosses the street to go home, a drunk driver accidentally crashes into her. The boy cannot save her in time, and the girl tells him that fairy tales don't always have happy endings. After her funeral, he begins denial that he caused her to believe fairy tales don't exist.
        After a couples years, the boy begins to understand that the girl was beside him all this time. He sings this song to express his eternal love for the girl. He will spread his wings to help and protect the girl. As the boy dies of old age, he is again reunited with his love in heaven.

Vietnam, Here I Come!!! 2

In My Aunt's House. It's me with the red shorts ^_^
Pictures make us strangely Yellow? Everyone's actually really pale :/
Our Family took up the Whole Second Story Restaurant xD
Can't Sleep :) so I braided Cousin P's Hair xD
Cousin N looking for Wedding Dresses :D