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The blogger recognition award

So, another award nomination! This time from dear Zehera of THE INQUISITIVE MIND (https://hubbhalal.wordpress.com/). Many many thanks to her for selecting me. She is one of the very sweet and innovative blogger I know. Please do visit her blog, when you have time. 🙂

Here goes the rules:

•Writing a  post
•Give thanks to the person who nominated you for this award and with a link to their blog
•Provide a brief description of how you started your blog
•Give some advice to new bloggers
•Nominating 15 other bloggers

Well, how I began blogging is actually a mystery to me too! I used to keep a notebook (where I wrote all about my weird emotions) before I got married, about which my husband is really curious. Anyways, I never showed that to him, and he keeps reminding me that I didn’t. lol :p And he got a feeling that I loved writing. Which is true, kind of. I loved writing, but I never really got much appreciation or inspiration about it. I grew up in conserved family, where you don’t really get the chance to spoil yourself with your hobbies. lol 😀 But he kept telling me, why don’t you start a blog? Moreover, he noticed how much I am passionate about my cooking or makeup, he was like why don’t you start writing about your passion? But, I wasn’t sure. I felt like, who will ever read my silly writing? But then suddenly one day, I was feeling really really bad, for no reason at all. All my life, I was sure about one thing and that is I’m a pure mess! All of a sudden, I  was in front of my laptop, searching free blogging site, and the first suggestion was #Wordpress. So, I created an account, named #A_messy_world and wrote one messy introduction. 😀 I had no idea, what was on my mind then, my blog just started with that one. 🙂

My advice to new blogger is just don’t ever stop writing and things will work out, trust me! 

I will not nominate any particular blogger today. All of you, who are reading this feel free to be nominated!

-Munira Chowdhury, 12/04/2017 

Easy violet eyes tutorial with Pony Memebox

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So, this valentines’s day, my husband was like, “I’m going to buy you whatever you wish, just name it!” What a great chance to make your husband poor in a minute, huh! But, as I am a good wife, who knows she shouldn’t spend much of her husband’s money, so I took just an eye shadow palette from the outlet of Love, Health & Beauty near Pusan National University. (Be proud of your wife, dear husband! 😉 ) So, the palette is Pony Memebox Shine Easy Glam Eyeshadow Palette. This is a collaboration of the Memebox company with the famous beauty vlogger of Korea, Pony. So, there comes the name Pony Memebox. 🙂

While, thinking about giving a review, I felt like why don’t make a tutorial? So, people can watch me using the palette live and this will give a fair idea about the palette…

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Easy violet eyes tutorial with Pony Memebox

So, this valentines’s day, my husband was like, “I’m going to buy you whatever you wish, just name it!” What a great chance to make your husband poor in a minute, huh! But, as I am a good wife, who knows she shouldn’t spend much of her husband’s money, so I took just an eye shadow palette from the outlet of Love, Health & Beauty near Pusan National University. (Be proud of your wife, dear husband! 😉 ) So, the palette is Pony Memebox Shine Easy Glam Eyeshadow Palette. This is a collaboration of the Memebox company with the famous beauty vlogger of Korea, Pony. So, there comes the name Pony Memebox. 🙂

While, thinking about giving a review, I felt like why don’t make a tutorial? So, people can watch me using the palette live and this will give a fair idea about the palette. 😀 So, here’s the tutorial:

Some thoughts about the palette:

It kinda felt like powdery, they surely could’ve done better. And they need to work on  the pigmentation a little more. May be I will use it when I do not want much color or coverage. The package was nice. But there was no brush. Anyways, the palette is okay. I will rate it 7 out of 10. By the way, it costed us 20,000 KRW. Which was on sale price, actual price may be 30,000 KRW.

About the tutorial, I listed all of the products I used, but still if you need to know anything feel free to ask. This a light smokey eye, but it’s perfect for both day and a night out!

I hope you would enjoy the post! Have a nice start of the week, people!

Munira Chowdhury, 20/03/17

Chapter Singapore: 3 days trip

There are two types of people in this world:

  1. One who loves travelling
  2. One who doesn’t

Lol :p So, when I first heard about this conference : http://icace.coreconferences.com/ , I was really excited. Not only for the fact that I am going to present my research work for the first time but also for the fact that I get to travel to a new country! Anyways I have to admit, the whole conference was little bit messy, but Thanks to ALLAH, at least I did some travelling. The trip was only for 3 days, so it was not possible for me to travel and see a lot but I will try to share the experience of the little bit of travelling I did with you.

After we reached the Changi airport in Singapore, we went straight to the conference venue, which was Crown Plaza Hotel, in the morning. I was the second presenter of the day, so I was kinda nervous. Moreover, the time limit was only 10 minutes, but I kinda made a long presentation file, and most importantly, this was the first time I’m attending a conference. So, everything got clumsy. I tried my best, but it felt like I could’ve done better. Though my labmate, and one classmate from last semester and of course my Professor, never made me feel like I did any less. They were like, “You did great!” ^_^

Anyways, the day one was all about the conference and visiting some construction sites. And from the second day we started seeing and visiting around places. In some places I went alone, at some places together with Professor and labmate.

  • Before going to Singapore I never knew that it’s a sovereign city-state. There are varieties of people in Singapore. I never thought I could see people from so many countries in one place!
  • While travelling in Singapore, always keep in mind about keeping enough cash with you. Because not every shop accept credit card, and even if they do, not every card card will be accepted.
  • You should book the hotel before you arrive. Because Singapore is always crowded with tourists, there’s always a rush. So, it’s better to book the hotel before you arrive to save time and energy.
  • Public wi-fi is not much available. So, if you are always on the internet, buy a mobile sim card from airport or any local shop, it should cost 15-50$ depending on the offer and validity.
  • Buy a local transportation card for travelling via bus or subway. You may find some shops selling transportation card in airport. They usually cost 12$, and already are recharged with 7$. So, after finishing those, you can recharge again.
  • Collecting a city map and subway map from the information counter of airport/subway should be the first thing you do.
  • It is very hot in Singapore. If you are from a place with cold weather, please bring enough comfortable dresses, and don’t forget to keep napkins, tissues and water bottle with you.
  • For shopping, like jewelry, cosmetics, clothes, bag and shoes, go to Mustafa Centre. Specially for silver and gold jewelry. For branded shops, like Sephora, Prada etc., go to The Shoppes at Marina Bay. Usually in every subway you will find some underground markets, which are no too expensive, nor too cheap. Their collections are also pretty good. I heard there is another cheap shopping market in Bugis Street,  but as I mentioned before I had a busy schedule, I couldn’t afford time to visit there.
  • The place you must go when you visit Singapore is Marina Bay! The view here is so beautiful. And then you should go to the Marina Bay Sands Resort which is just beside the place. The view from the skypark of the hotel is heavenly! Singapore National Museum is also a nice place to visit. Specially the Glass Rotunda House took my heart away! Other than these, you can go to Arab Street, Little India, Cable Car Skypark, Sentosa etc. I heard about the last two from Hotel clerk, though I couldn’t manage time to get there. 😦
  • There are lot’s of street food shops around the city. You will find Indonesian-Thai-Singapore traditional-Bengali-Indian etc. food everywhere. Even the global brands like Mcdonald’s or Burger Kings are also available. But as a proud south Asian, I have tried to taste the first kind, rather than choosing the global brand lol 😛 One very unique thing about Singaporean breakfast is they will serve you bread toasts with two half boiled eggs. Never one, always two! 😀 And another is Kopi or traditional coffee, made with condensed milk. I felt like foods are kinda cheap in Singapore. Spending 5$, you can have a really nice and heavy meal.
  • Whenever we travel in new country, we always buy chocolates and snacks for our relatives and friends back home. When you are in Singapore looking for chocolates, go straight to ABC Burgain Store, this is cheapest departmental shop in the city.

Every price mentioned here is is local currency or Singapore dollar. 

Now, let’s take a look of the thousand pictures I took, lol 😛

That’s all for today. Hope to see you soon!

Munira Chowdhury, 14/03/17

Trying Hanbok for the first time!

So, last week, we went to Seoul. The reason of going was I had to apply for a visa in Singapore embassy for attending a conference. Well, the authority there said due to lack of time for visa processing there’s a good possibility that, I’m going to miss the conference. I was really heartbroken, because it keeps happening to me for the past few months. And so, to cheer me up, my husband decided that we take a short trip! Gosh, I keep falling in love with this man again and again! ❤

We were looking for opportunities for trying out hanbok or traditional Korean dress for a long time but we never had it. Our friends there, mentioned about this place, Gyeongbokgung Palace, mostly because of the museum there. Because I was telling earlier how I loved to see a museum. But then arriving there, when we saw so many people trying out hanbok, we couldn’t resist ourselves either. lol 😛

Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.

The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).

Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art.

The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located on the eastern side within Hyangwonjeong.

Reference: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264337

Near the palace, there are some shops that rents you a hanbok for 10,000-30,000 KRW, for up to 4 hours. When you go there you will see plenty of hanbok and you get to choose one, however you like. They will help you wear it. They will even provide you a makeover even if you want. Korean people usually wear this dress in their traditional occasions. Though it looks more like a gown, but it is much similar to tunic. At first you have to wear the tunic part and then the blouse over it. Well, I mean the female wear hanbok, I’m not sure about the male wear lol 😛

When you go there you will see plenty of foreigners, sometimes even Koreans renting a hanbok and roaming around wearing one. It’s actually quite fun, wearing and trying out a new dress. Specially when everyone around you is also trying out like you. People walking in the streets wearing a hanbok, everyone looking at them with curiosity, even they looking at each other with curiosity, sometimes even pedestrians complementing you, saying you look beautiful, well, that’s one lovely experience for sure.

And specially, when a hijabi girl like me, tries a dress like this! I think it was a good fusion, you know? Hanbok & hijab! 🙂 In some pictures there are two other ladies with me, I don’t know where they are from, but by their appearance, I guess, they are from China. We were crossing each other, and suddenly they asked for a picture with me! 😀

Anyways, enough talking, let’s see some pictures!

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There are also some other nice places around there, so make sure to keep times in your hand! I hope you liked the post! Have a nice day!

Munira Chowdhury, 02/03/2017

Trick Eye Museum in Busan

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I heard so much about this place from my husband after coming here, but didn’t get a chance to visit there. The place is actually full of 3d arts and built in a way to create optical illusion. They have other branches in cities like Jeju, Seoul etc. To get there, I mean to the one in Busan, you have to take line 1, in subway, and get off at Jagalchi station and walk like 3-4minutes and you will see Nampo Plaza. At 9th floor, you will find the museum. The ticket charges 10,000 Korean won for adults and 8,000 Korean won for kids.

It’s not really actually possible to describe it in words, so I’ll show you the pictures first!

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I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this place! Every time I take a look at the pictures I burst out laughing! 😀 I strongly recommend if you ever get a chance please…

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Gold cut crease eyes

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Hello lovelies! Hope you are having a nice weekend! I am having a good time too, specially because my husband didn’t leave me alone at home for a single minute this weekend lol :p Another reason to fall in love with him again 😍

As you guys already know I started my own youtube channel two weeks ago. I am still new, and it gets all clumsy when I do it in front of camera. I am still trying to work on it, to make it more better, to practice even more. And as a continuation of practice, I filmed a new tutorial yesterday.

This is a gold cut crease eyes, and as you guys know cut crease is very famous makeup trend now a days. So, I thought I would give that a try! And here’s how it came out:


And here’s the tutorial:

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Get ready with me: Rose Gold Eye Makeup

So, few days ago I made another tutorial. This time, I tried to create a rose gold eye makeup. The look is quite gorgeous but still pretty easy! Let’s take a look at how it came out:

Unedited 😉

And here’s the list of the products I used:

For moisturizing:

  • It’s skin sensitive watery solution cream

Base makeup:

  1. Missha long lasting layer blurring primer
  2. L A girl color corrector
  3. Missha M radiance foundation + Catrice even skin tone
  4. Catrice all round concealer
  5. Ben Nye banana powder
  6. It’s skin babyface petit pact

Eyes:

  1. Missha perfect concealer
  2. Olive farm eyebrow pencil
  3. Etude house my little nut
  4. L A Girl smoky eyeshadow collection
  5. Club clio peripera wholly deep jewel pot
  6. Tony moly dual stamp eyeliner
  7. Missha 4d mascara
  8. Tony moly for styling lashes no 11

Contouring & Highlight: 

  1. Missha colorbeam shader
  2. Tony moly cheektone duo highlighter

Blusher:

  • Tonymoly cheektone powder

Lips:

  • Huda beauty: video star

And finally, here’s the tutorial:

 

I hope you would enjoy the tutorial. Have a nice day, people!

Munira Chowdhury, 07/02/17

 

 

When you are a Muslim Bangladeshi passport holder

So many things have happened last few months. Some were okay and some kinda made me broken. I don’t know where to start, but I do know that for a long time, I don’t remember the feeling of inner peace. Even when something good happens it comes to me with lots of work and pressure afterwards.

It all began on December, 23rd. I think I’ve mentioned before I have a freaking good memory about life events, that’s why I am so exact about the date. My professor told me China University of Mining and Technology & our university, is arranging some international workshops, and the first one would be in China. So, he was asking if I can go with our lab team in China. Well, only a fool refuses this kinda opportunity, which I am not so I agreed. And I started taking preparation too. But for no reason at all, all of my lab mates were able to get visa except me.

There were no statement from them about the reason of visa rejection, but I guessed it’s because of my hijab, it’s because I am from a 3rd world country, where suddenly terrorist attack started taking place more than ever.

Well, I couldn’t take it really well. I have always been afraid of falling apart, being left alone. Like this, you know! All my lab mates went but me. Anyways, my Professor is wonderful person, as I said before. When this happened, he tried to comfort me and he offered that, there’s a conference in March, in Singapore, he wants me to take there. Few days ago before all that, I made some progress with my research work. So, the next few days I spent writing my work in journal paper format so I can submit and later present that in the conference.

The last month went being busy with working on the journal paper. The good news is it got accepted! I am really happy! This is gonna be my first international Sci paper, and the topic is exactly what my Professor wanted from the beginning. 😀 For the first time, it felt like I am giving some work to my Professor finally!

But writing a paper and checking up with the conference in the same time is not quite easy. As I said before, this is my first time. The conference systems are kinda messed up, so I always get confused about everything. Even a week ago, while we were on a vacation, I had to work then. So yeah, the vacation didn’t really feel like a vacation. It’s like I’m always checking and replying mail now-a-days. 😦

My husband says, if you want a good work, you have to put effort to it. So, take it easy. But truth is I’m not half as strong as him. :/ So, I am not doing well. I always feel tired. And when it’s time to take rest I can’t even do that. Even in dreams all I see about paper and conference. lol 😉

And the most frustrating thing is, now I always have to be in fear about visiting other countries. The international workshop this time is going to take place in Australia. But, after the last time my Professor really is confused about me. So, he keeps telling me please find out if there’s any restriction for you to visit Singapore and from last week Australia was added to this query.

I absolutely understand his concern. But this fear thing is really putting a lot of pressure to me. Things are certainly different for 3rd world countries. But things are even more different for 3rd world Muslim countries. I guess USA election and their new President’s policy, is a huge influence on this matters. After all, a big portion of the world believe all Muslims are terrorist.

Well, I didn’t know how to start, I don’t know how to finish the article. Most of my days goes by checking with conference and embassies now. Pathetic, isn’t it? Please keep me in your prayers that at least I could go to Singapore and present my work in the conference.

Best wishes!

-Munira Chowdhury, 06/02/17

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