Category Archives: Photography

Kek Look Tong cave

Taken with Fujifilm X-T30 in Ipoh, Malaysia.


4+1 Simplified Steps in Skincare Routine

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Throwback goodies from Althea Korea (Taken with camera Fujifilm X-T30)

Skincare and makeup are different categories. In art terms, makeup is like covering your dirty canvas with layers of art strokes. Skincare is cleaning your dirty canvas and prolonging or bettering its original state.

Here’s my 4 steps in skincare routine to date:

  1. Facial Cleanser (This is pretty obvious, and I’m going to skip this part as majority does it)
  2. Toner (This step is my favourite as it cleanses dirt that you can miss with the first step plus hydrate your skin. A cleanser tends to dry out your skin, and this helps with moisture).
  3. Serums (I’ve recently added Vitamin C serum into my regime – yet to see if this is effective. Otherwise, apply any creams that mends your skin issues, e.g. blackheads, acne etc.)
  4. Moisturiser (Always an important step in skin maintenance and helps with anti-aging)

As for the +1 step, it depends on whether it’s morning or night.

You would want +1 to be sunscreen if it’s daytime. I personally prefer SPF 50 as it offers high protection from sun rays in my country.

If it’s nighttime, the +1 step would be my eye cream – for dark circles or puffy eyes.

Bonus: I did not mention this as I don’t do it daily even though it’s recommended, but sheet masks are a step that you can add to your routine. I apply this when I feel like my face needs extra moisture that day or to relax.

And there you go! This can be a skincare routine for anyone who wants something quicker or lacks time.


Danbo Crossover Photo Composite

Did some photo composition recently with three photos. Never watched any of those shows, thought the character looks cute. Original photo was taken years ago with my first DSLR camera. More available at www.ysfaye.com


Tadom Glamping Panorama

Tadom Glamping Panorama

This photo’s taken with Fujifilm XT-30 camera. The place advertised itself as resort but glamping is a more accurate term for it. There are fun outdoor activities but sleeping there was no fun. By the time I came home, my body’s bitten by sandflies. Sandfly bites are worse than mosquitoes. They’re itchy and can spread if you scratch. They also last longer than mosquito bites and can leave marks.


Snow Moon Photography

Took the ‘Snow Moon’ today with my Fujifilm camera. Wish I had a zoom lens >200mm.


Monkey at Colmar

Spotted this cheeky monkey at Colmar, a much needed getaway.


Kingfisher, ICL surgery and Independence Day Updates

Happy Independence Day, Malaysia! Gracing this blog with a Kingfisher photo that I took with my Fujifilm XT-30 camera.

I took this shot while I was still recovering from ICL – my first photo since the op. My vision is unfortunately still blurry and not as sharp as it was before the surgery. It has been over a month, hopefully it wouldn’t continue for too long without full recovery.

This year has been full of bad news, so I would like to share a photo of this cute magnificent bird. I also decided to share this photo because the red, white and blue colours reminded me of Malaysia’s flag.

For those wondering what ICL is, it is a surgery similar to LASIK, but with newer tech and is non-invasive. It is called Implantable Contact Lens. The operation is generally safe but recovery rate depends on the individual. I did both eyes at the same time.

That’s it for now, enjoy your day 🙂


Flowering at Perdana Botanical Gardens

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Taken at Perdana Botanical Gardens some time ago with camera Fujifilm XT-30. Can anyone tell me what flower this is? 🙂

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The Wooden House

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Photo throwback from Luang Prabang, Laos.


Birds of A Feather

Birds Of A Feather

Taken at my garden with my new camera, Fujifilm X-T30.