Sunday, July 29, 2018

#FirstImpression: Your House Helper (당신의 하우스헬퍼) (2018)

Snippet of the drama (From KBS World)
The daily life of an average working woman involves: a packed subway during the rush hours, a miserable old boss, juniors clawing their way up, mounting credit card debt, and a rusty and tired body.

And above all, the worst is the endless housekeeping work that awaits her at home. But what if a handsome guy appears and takes care of all the housekeeping work for her? And not only that, what if he solves the problems in her complicated and confused life? In this drama, a male house helper does housekeeping works in different women's houses and tries to solve their issues.

Your House Helper (당신의 하우스헬퍼) (2018)

Credit: Here
My first impression
First of all, let me address few things. Was meant to write something about this drama after watching 4 episodes (or 8 episodes of 30 minutes, whichever you call it) but I was busy unpacking my stuff and exploring few places in Banff National Park so after 6 episodes, that is. Secondly, I didn't plan to pick up this drama. Thus, I know nothing about plot and the cast. I kinda jumped into watching this drama after watching the first 2 episodes mindlessly back when I was in Malaysia. 


After watching 6 episodes, I think I like this drama? Think it's a drama that I anticipate the most every week. Not that because it's super great, super funny or anything but because it's an easy watch. Like it's super easy and predictable at some parts. I know some people don't like predictable show but each to their own eh. 

I don't have anything much to say about the cast as I'm familiar with some of them while some of them are new faces to me. For those that I'm familiar with, I think they are doing a good job. For the new faces, maybe it's just an okay job? Especially the female lead. Honestly this was not my first drama of her but I just realized something about her acting that I found quite distracting. She has this one habit when talking. I can even predict when she's gonna do that thing even before she opens her mouth. Not sure how to explain it but you'll realize if you watch this drama.


As of now, I'm not really invested and interested with the main leads love line (if there's any!). I'm more interested with Sang Ah and Jin Kook's relationship. Mainly because Jin Kook is such an eccentric person? He's such a cute and fluffy amazeball. Having said that, I didn't like and condone his behavior of staying outside of Sang Ah's house in the recent episodes. That was very stalkerish of him. I kind of mad with the writer for having him to act in such way. You are not supposed to do that to such a charming character,writer-nim!!!

Oh, I also love the cleaning tips! This is something that I definitely want to pick up and put in practice after watching this drama.

All in all, I think I'm going to watch this drama until the end. Mainly because I think it's going to require less effort from me compare to other dramas that I'm currently watching and I want to see more of Jin Kook (with less of stalkerish behavior) . Hehehe :)

Friday, July 27, 2018

My Songs of July 2018

July was all about me feeling ecstatic over the fact that I got to spend the first half of July with my family. Wohoooooooo! Alhamdulillah. It was also the month that I start falling in love with love again, I think?

I blamed it on the lovey dovey environment that I was exposed to in Malaysia. lol! Or, maybe because it's been a while since since I last channeled the hopeless romantic in me? It also did not help as I managed to read few novel cinta yang sangat-sangat sweet dan comel? Aduhai.

Anyway, these 3 songs will definitely remind me of this July. Baguslah, semua pun lagu cinta, lagu sayang yang manis sangat. Sesuai sangat dengan diri ni yang konon konon dah jatuh cinta dengan cinta? :p

Inteam feat Edcoustic - Kau Ditakdirkan Untukku

Aizat Amdan - Sampai Ke Hari Tua

MeloMance (멜로망스) - Tale (동화)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

17 Days in Malaysia

My recent trip back home was the shortest yet the most expensive Canada-Malaysia-Canada trip that I ever took. Wish it didn't cost me that much though. Anyway, putting the cost aside, I think I was pretty happy with the 17 days that I spent in Malaysia. Honestly, they were not all butterflies and rainbows but okay la. Not that bad in my opinion.

Things that I loved about my 17 days in Malaysia

1. Reunited with my family - It felt so good to be back to pangkuan keluarga tercinta though all of them were pretty much busy with their stuff. It was good and okay cause I'm a person yang kalau dekat asyik nak gaduh je, kalau jauh baru nak rindu-rinduan.

My first meal in Malaysia
My first meal in Malaysia!

2. Chicken! Chicken! Chicken everywhere! - You have no idea how happy I am to see chicken everywhere! I finally got to say good bye to my pescatarian diet for a bit! Prior to my trip, I was kinda forced to be a pestacarian for almost 7 months as no halal chicken available in Banff. So, memang happy dan batak habis la!

3. Handed out allowance to my parents - Finally managed to hand out the money that I put aside for my parents all this while. It was not that much but that was all that I can afford for this time being. So, it was good, I think? Especially after me being a leech to my family for almost a year before this?

4. My savings finally reached 5 digits! - For someone who's bad at managing her money, this was a huge milestone for me! Now I just have to control myself from withdrawing the money from my savings account.

5. I opened an ASB account - After reading about ASB for almost a year, I finally opened an ASB account. It's quite late if you factor in my age, but I believe that it's better late than never, no? Hopefully I can double my ASB investment next year, insya Allah.

6. Homemade food - It surely felt good to have someone cooks for you especially if that someone is your Mum. My mum is the best cook in the world! Wish I inherited her cooking skill though :(

My beloved cats
Missing the other three :(

7. CATS! - I got to suap ayam goreng or ikan goreng to my cats. I got to pet and cuddle with my cats almost everyday although they did not really like me and recognize me anymore. WHO. CARES. IF. THEY. DID. NOT. RECOGNIZE. ME?!! As long as I'm happy, right?

Farah and Friends

8. Opportunities to connect and reconnect with new and old friends - Had a chance to have a lunch with my high school best friend after what, 3 or 4 years? I also bumped into an old best friend of mine (she was my primary school best friend) while I was on the way to meet my high school best friend. It was our first meeting after 10 or 11 years, I think? Also, had a chance to hang out with Kak Sally, a blogger whom I've been following since few years ago :)

Cha Tae Hyun, Yun DDan DDan, Sweet Sorrow

9. Watching all my shows on television - After almost a year watching my shows on my 11 inch laptop, it surely felt satisfying and surreal to watch them on a 55 inch television! Puas hati tengok Sweet Sorrow, Yun DDan DDan, 10cm, Cha Tae Hyun & Kang Ha Neul dekat TV! HD lagi! :D

10. New haircut - I have this habit of cutting my hair once a year so this was much needed! Wohooooooo! :D

Things that I felt meh about my 17 days in Malaysia

1. Skin breakouts - My skin was not in the best condition as I had the worst breakouts ever. Acne showed up like there's no tomorrow. Think it was the change in weather and temperature. Or, maybe my current skincare regime was not suitable with Malaysian's weather and temperature.

2. Weight gain - I freaking gained 3 kg in 10 days! WAS. AND STILL. AM. NOT. HAPPY. AT. ALL.

3. Keborosan -  Who spent approximately MYR 50 for hotdogs, MYR 70 for jajan, and MYR 1200 for makan-makan luar in 17 days??!! Yes, this boros girl right here! T_T

4. Unwritten rule and curfew - I have this unwritten curfew ever since I was in high school where I need to be back home before 7 pm which I do not mind at all. The one that I feel meh is the unwritten rule where I have to stay at home almost 24/7 every time I'm back in Malaysia. As such, I always have to say 'no' and 'sorry' for any social calls. Didn't get to see my college and university roommate for this exact reason :(

5. Fitbit rosak - Realized there was something wrong with my Fitbit few days after my sister's wedding reception. Sedih sangat-sangat! I think it happened because I washed too many dishes as my Fitbit is not waterproof. I don't have money to buy new one T_T

Hasnidah's Family
My current family
#semuamukatakready #semuamukapenat

6. Changes in family dynamic - This is not meant to be meh but more to weird? My family dynamic changed from Ayah being the only man in our family to 2 men in the family. Still trying to digest a fact that I now have a brother in law. I think it's going to take some time for the fact to finally settle in. Anyway, I'm still trying to adapt and coax my heart that I need to wear tudung whenever I'm home. No more free hair selfies on Whatsapp. lol!

That's bits of everything about my 17 days in Malaysia. Again, suffice to say that I was quite happy and satisfied with my vacation though it was short! This was most probably my last "vacation" to Malaysia as I'm expected to go back for good next May :(

Monday, July 16, 2018

Canadian Rockies from Above

Rocky Mountains From Above
Canadian Rockies as seen from my window seat
July 14, 2018
8:50 AM

One of my dreams came true two days ago as I had a chance to witness this spectacular view. Subhanallah, alhamdulillah. Thank you for blessing me with the chance, ya Allah :)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Winners of Balik Kampung Giveaway by Her Little Guilty Pleasures

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone!

My apologies for announcing the winners quite late. I was supposed to announce the winners last week and post the gifts before I left. But man proposes, Allah disposes, no? I had so much on my plate for the past few weeks that this blog was not my priority list. Now that I'm back in Canada, I kinda have all the time in the world on my hands. lol! Again, my apologies.

Without further ado, listed below are the blogpost links of the 10 lucky winners. I would appreciate if the winners can drop their deets on my email; happilyfarah [at] gmail [dot] com so that my sister can start posting the gifts at the soonest. I need your name, address and phone number.

Thank you! :)

Balik Kampung Giveaway by Her Little Guilty Pleasures
Balik Kampung Giveaway by Her Little Guilty Pleasures

1. (4)
2. (6)
3. (8)
4. (12)
5. (15)

6. (18)
7. (31)
8. (32)
9. (36)
10. (38)


I would like to apologize beforehand that the winners may receive the gift as it is with no handwritten or personalized notes due to the same reasons mentioned above; I had too much on my plate and my sister will be the one who's posting the gifts, not me :(

Maybe I'll do better next time insya Allah? :)


Did you remember that I asked one bonus question? Well, the bonus question was intended for me to see if there's actually someone out there really read all my rants and rambles all these years. lol. It also served as an instrument for me to recognize my old readers :)

Well, to no surprise, no one answered it correctly but one person was super super super close to the right answer. The answer that I'm looking for is Sung Jin Hwan (성진환) but she answered Sweet Sorrow (스윗 소로우). I'm going to count it as a right answer as Sung Jin Hwan was a member of Sweet Sorrow, so, Mazni, you'll get additional gift :)

Last but not least,

Thank you everyone for joining my humble giveaway. I truly appreciate it. I'm sorry for any shortcomings. Maybe I'll organize a better next giveaway next time? Insya Allah :)

Thursday, July 05, 2018

List of Participants for Balik Kampung Giveaway by Her Little Guilty Pleasures

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone!

My apologies for publishing this list quite late. Too many things happened since last week that I did not have time to update this blog of mine. For one, I was busy with my sister's wedding reception and I had to take few days off to recover from the exhaustion. Currently, I'm having infection on one of my eyes that I try not to stare on any screen. Please pray for my speedy recovery, thank you! :)

Without further ado, this is the list of participants for the Balik Kampung Giveaway by Her Little Guilty Pleasures. Please check your link to make sure that I do not miss anyone and do inform me if I missed your link :)

A short housekeeping note; I think I've visited all the links and I'll visit all the links once again before I announce the winners. Additionally, I noticed that some of the participants forgot to follow my Instagram account. So, I would appreciate if you can inform me the reasons why you decided not to follow my Instagram account though it's one of the rules (for instance, having no Instagram account is a reasonable reason).

Again, thank you! :)

Balik Kampung Giveaway by Her Little Guilty Pleasures
Balik Kampung Giveaway by Her Little Guilty Pleasures









Monday, July 02, 2018

A Year Ago Today

A year ago today, I got a chance to meet the complete Sweet Sorrow (스윗 소로우) at the backstage after their concert. It was a special day for me, a day that I still cherish until today, as I've been their fan since I was 18, and because it was my first and last time seeing the complete Sweet Sorrow. *mixed feelings*

Farah & Sweet Sorrow (스윗 소로우)

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