Na Na is one of the leading digital influencers in Malaysia, with her lifestyle travel blog boasting a loyal audience. Bwincessnana.com was launched her blog in 2009, which she balanced with her studies and later full time job in various e-commerce companies like Zalora and GEMFIVE. Just 26 years old at the time, Na Na decided to quit her job and focus on building her digital career. Fast forward to 2017 and Na Na is wearing multiple hats: digital strategist and influencer, creative director, social media and brand consultant, and most recently entrepreneur. She em bodies the modern chic classy-edgy style, by working with high street fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, from Adidas , Coach, and Gucci to SK -II, Clinique, Hennessy, Sephora, and NSW Tourism. By focusing on her lifestyle pos tings , Na Na gained unique reputation in blogging industry and was featured on major magazines like E L L E , Female, NuYou and ViVi. In hopes of inspiring others , NaNa is working hard to run an online fashion business meanwhile sharing her passion for fashion, beauty, travels and lifestyle each day with her loyal readers.


Saturday, September 02, 2017

Weekend at Ulra Singapore 2017

Singapore will always be one of the easiest travel destination for me because it's a border away. The last visit I went was two months ago for Ultra Singapore. Special thanks to Homeaway for hooking my friends and I for the perfect weekend stay at Novena area with super easy access to public transport though. 
Speaking of Ultra, it was everything that it showed itself to be despite the heavy rain on the first day. The muddy grounds didn't stop the festivalgoers like us from having the fun. 

Apart from Ultra, I always tried to visit new restaurants and bars whenever I'm out of town. Thanks to my other half who are as foodie as me to visit the new places with me. So here is the list:
#1 Paddy Hills
A decent brunch place that is slightly far away from the city. It is not one of the top Instagram-worthy cafe but once you tried their food it was worth the drive.

#2 Curious Palette
Totally my kind of vibe. I love the interior of this cafe - clean, bright with white finishing and plywood tables. It would be a perfect cosy place to chill with your friends on a Sunday afternoon.

#3 Sungei Road Laksa
You have to try this!!! We went there in the early morning just to avoid the queue.

#4 Fat Cow
I always have been wanting to try this place. The wagyu don was good, but it didn't really whao me.

#5 Operation Dagger
Being one of the world's 50 best bars in 2016, their cocktails were really worth the try,

Food feed my soul, art inspire me.
I visited the Yayoi Kusama: Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow exhibition at National Gallery Singapore. One of the exhibition which you shouldn't miss since it's so close to Malaysia. Bet you only left 24 hours because it will be the last day tomorrow.

You only have 30 seconds in this room. Guess how many times I queue to get the perfect shot? :p
Meet my mine. 

 Till then Singapore x
Friday, July 21, 2017

I Never Expire

Do women in Asia feel they have an expiration date? 
I say yes. The feeling get stronger as I'm turning 26 in few weeks time. I am constantly being put under my family and relatives' pressure about when I'm getting married and what have I achieve every year. I believe there are many women around the world feel the same as often society set a artificial deadline and expectations on women to achieve specific goals in terms of family or work by a certain age. 

I was complaining about my age with my girlfriends earlier and we all discussed and agreed that we all should find ourselves first before we commit into a relationship or marriage. We all are constantly trying to find a balance between living up with the society norm and chasing after our dreams. 

It's undeniably that we live in a world where there is perception that a woman will only be truly happy if she finds a man to marry. It is saddening for women who still think this way because they are putting their lifetime happiness on someone that they think they should marry just because there is a timeline to hit. 

I was recently shown the video The Expiry Date well-made by SK-II and have felt immensely inspired ever since watching it. It is based on the perception that women are born with an expiry date and a short shelf life of being worthy. At the end of the film, women from three different countries change their destiny by tackling this age-related pressure and liberate themselves from this narrow viewpoint. 

I certainly have to agree with the film that women face this age-related pressure more than our male counterparts. We are the ones who hear the ticking clock as it get physically more difficult for us to achieve things in life. It's been said that men tend to get more attractive as they get older while the reserve is true for women. 
It saddens me, sometime. 
Regardless of all that, I believe it's very important for women to be in control of your own life and put your happiness above everything else. No one should ever come in your life and tell you what you should do and don't. We women should find ourselves, understand ourselves, and love ourselves. 

SK-II video promotes a feminist approach to change by encouraging women to love ourselves and stay empowered to live the way they want to live. We have all felt the societal pressure at some point, however no woman should feel pressured to follow the norm and we all have the power to #ChangeDestiny

#INeverExpire, so do you. 
Sometimes you get so caught up in life that you almost don't see your girlfriends for a month or two. So every year we try to plan a girls trip to keep everyone together and spend some quality time. This year, we went to Taipei in April missing Jane and Bunny. I always believe travelling once in a while is healthy. It helps to distract yourself from the bustling city, recharge and go forward again. 

Since Raya is around the corner, I was thinking to go for a short getaway. Where do you guys have in mind? 
Speaking of holiday destinations, Traveloka is now having weekly hotel and flight promotions to wide range of domestic and international destinations in the month of Ramadhan. They have also partnered with Maybank to offer 0% installment plans for all Maybank credit card holders. Bookings with a minimum transaction of RM500 are eligible for the 6-month plan, meanwhile the 12-month plan is valid for bookings that are at least RM1,000 in total. Now we all can travel to our dream destinations, and pay later. You may visit Traveloka for bookings. These amazing deals are available across all of Traveloka's platform whether on the mobile app, desktop or mobile websites. 

Should I visit Taiwan again during Raya holiday? :p

Back to my Taiwan trip, it was just about eat, drink, sleep and repeat. 
We did some touristy thing on the first day because it was LengLeng and Liza first time in Taipei. We went to JiuFen which is known for the narrow alleyways of its old town, packed with teahouses, street-food shacks and souvenior shops. 

Every night we tried to cover a new speakeasy bar. In total, I only managed to cover 2 bars - R&D Cocktail Lab and Alchemy. R&D is quite interesting as the owner do not believe in using garnish for their cocktails, while apart from having cute bartenders at Alchemy, it also won one of the top 50 best bars in 2016 with their great cocktails. 
R&D Cocktail Lab


Apart from bars, we also checked out their nightlife at Barcode and OMNI. 

Don't get us wrong, we do eat as well. This classic Taiwanese breakfast is a must try when in Taipei, Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang (永和豆漿大王). The must try items include the salty soy milk, egg and sticky rice rolls filled with YouTiao and pork floss, and Shao Bing YouTiao. 

This Instagram-worthy tea shop, Shi Jian Tea (十間茶屋) is worth a visit too. 

If you are looking for shopping, I would suggest you to go East District than Xi Men Ding. Here is one of the coffee place, de Place where I met up with my Taiwanese friends. 

Desserts and interiors at Sugar Miss will easily keep you occupied for at least half an hour just to get the right flat lay shot.  

Thanks to ViVi who planned the itinerary for our Taiwan trip, now let me check out Traveloka to get some great deals for this Raya holiday.