Welcome to my January Round Up post! It's time for the first wrap up of 2017! January has flown by. I can't believe how fast this month has gone by. I had the intention of trying to blog 2 - 3 times a week and that apparently has not happened lol. Anyway, without further due, let's get started with January's recap.


A Monster Calls - I have a mixed feeling about this film at first and end up this is by far one of my all time favorite movie. I watched this movie twice. I don't really get the message at first because I was expecting a horror, creepy story or like other monster's movie (Stranger Things, etc.) and that isn't what I got. It's about a young boy deals with his mother's illness by escaping into a fantasy world. This movie is a tearjerker, but it is so meaningful. ❤❤❤❤❤

Moana - Watched this movie at the same day. I love everything about this movie. The characters, well-written songs, the mix of humor and heart without feeling manipulated. Everything. It was FUN-TASTIC! For those who haven't this Disney movie, please do watch it. ❤❤❤❤❤


I don't remember what else I bought this month, but I'm sure I bought all these books except the small and big box of Book Outlet because I bought it in December. And I'll write a separate post for these book hauls.




I manage to read three books for this month, and I only finished reading one book (Shadow Falls). I was doing well at the early month that I finished the book for three days. So, I thought I could read 4 - 5 books per month and guess that I'm wrong. The second book (Six of Crows) that I read is nowhere halfway lol, and I just started read The Third Twin last weekend. I don't know how others can read 5 - 10 books per month. Again, do you guys even sleep (Especially, you two, Fatina and Eyqa).


Face - Do you know that feeling when you look up in the mirror and see the acne scars on your face fading away? That moment when you thought you were done with the acne's problem. And then, few days after that, pimples pop up here and there. That's what happen to my face lately. Not that kind of pimples you got every month, it's even worse. Severe acne. This usually happened when I missed my period or because of the allergies (seafood, dust). I missed my period for almost two months, and there's construction at my office, so 2 in 1 huh.

Hair - I colored my hair last Saturday!(Yay, 1 wishlist checked) My hair color before kind of purple, brown red-ish color. Then now, my hair is ombre blonde (?). Not sure if I like my hair color now or maybe I just still not used to this color since this is my first time dyed my hair with blonde. I admit that I look weird.

Weather - For God sake weather, could just make up your mind? Houston weather is crazy. It can be 23 Celcius today and the next day 1 Celsius and windy as well. Sometimes, they alternate within the same day. This weather makes me sick!


Saving Money - Oh Lord, as usual, I spent money on things that I don't really need. What is saving money, anyway? 

Drink Water - I don't drink much water, but I drink more than before. Lol, this is one of the reasons why my acne scarring is still there.

Drive Safe - I'm in progress to be a good driver now which is good (obviously) And good news for me that I don't need to read the Handbook Driver's Lesson anymore because I took the 6 hours driver's lesson with the written test online. The only thing I need to do is go to the DPS and apply for the Texas Driving Licence and take the driving test. 

Be Early - Hah. I am still late for everything. Sleep late, wake up late and went to work late. In fact, it's getting worse. I NEED HELP!

Other than I mentioned above, everything is going well. My January has been a good start, I guess.  It's had its ups and downs, but I'm hoping for a better February.

That's it!  Thanks for reading and hope everyone is having a wonderful January. heart
23 comments on "JANUARY 2017 ROUND UP"
  1. i'm also OBSESSED with GOBLIN OST, i even set up some songs for my alarm XD
    your hairs look gorgeous!

    1. Amboi, jadi alarm terus xD i won't set up Goblin songs for my alarm because I might end up hate them xD

      Thankyou! :D

  2. Claudy! Did you bleached your hair before you dyed to blonde?

    1. Hey, Dayana! Yes, I need to bleached my hair before dyed my hair to blonde.

  3. I watched Monster calls previously and I slept like 15 minutes after the movie start.. It's kinda slow to me and probably since I watched it right after meal, and it's 3 p.m. where the brain totally exhausted.. I guess I should give it another try, online and when I'm in the hype for a movie obviously..

    1. Lol, you slept? πŸ˜‚ It is slow right. I keep looking at my watch and wondering when it's going to finish. Can't wait to get out from the movie theater. Yes, you should give it a second chance because it's a great movie πŸ˜„

  4. Eventually, I reach for my bottle to drink when I read the line of 'drink water'. Haha thank you for the 'unintended' reminder.


  5. I loove your new hair colour, looks good on you

    I'm obsessed with Goblin OST too, can't predict until when it will last but surely it'll be a long time hihi

    1. Thankyou!
      I know right. Their songs are so good!

  6. 1. Siqah suka Disney's movie!! Tak tengok Moana lagi.. nanti siqah tengok. Ada ke entah kat Astro Best.. hee.

    2. I love GOBLIn OST too! Still can't move on. Dont know when lorrr.. hee.

    3. I feel you.. about acne problem.. huhu. Having the same problem now.. tak tahulah makin banyak lak jerawat kat muka ni haa 😭😭

    4. I love your hair Claudy. So beautiful 😍

    5. I love your book haul too! Waiting for your post about your book haul. Please do it soon.. hehehe..

    Panjang lak komen.. hihihi ❤

    1. 1. Siqah kena tgk Moana! Asap! I promise you're going to laugh for the entire movie. Lama lagi kot keluar kat Astro hehehe

      2. I know right! You can feel their sad love true their songs lol

      3. Kan! Siqah stress kot ke lambat tido hehehe

      4. Aww thankyou!

      5. Don't worry, i already have them in my draft. Tunggu masa nak publish je hihi

  7. muehehehe I guess, its because I read when I sleep? πŸ€” hihi Kidding! I read way too fast when I get the great momentum from amazing books but if the book is just bored as heck, then, you probably see the book is reading Fatina πŸ˜‚

    I have not yet watching Moana & Monster Calls! Kena tengok lepas baca review Claudy :D

    Anyway, I thought you're already get your license? Is it US driving lesson kind of..complicated to take? I'm so curious hehe :D

    1. that's creepy. haha joking. you get the great momentum from all the books you read this month XD oh you makes me imagine how it looks like when the book is reading you lol.

      You need to watch those movies Fatin! Especially Moana! it's too cute. Moana's chicken is the main star for me hahaha

      Not yet Fatin, too busy to go to DPS. I did go to DPS last year but they said since I am under 25 age, I need to take 6 hours lesson before I can take the test, which is I can do both online. It's not that complicated tho. It's just we don't know what's the requirement for me to apply the Texas Driver's License. Maybe I should write a post about this, right?

  8. you made me jealous with your books haul xD

    and your hair color looks pretty. I think it suits you tho

    1. Please don't because I'm sure you already read half of my book haul. Thankyou btw, makes me less worried how i look with my bew hair. πŸ˜„

  9. Blum tgk goblin jd blum bleh fangirling. Bahaha.

    1. I've done reading a monster call novel and me too expecting a horror story but end up crying and weeping instead. Haha.

    2. Try using acne patch. I've used the same patches and resulting with fast acne disappearance. It takes time but faster than usual.

    3. I dont sleep because im a high fae. Bahaha. 😝

    4. Mau recomend satu buku hantu. Named Hotel for the lost soul a.k.a hotel ruby by suzanne young. πŸ˜€

    5. Im not an expert when it comes to hair, but blonde is somehow cool. No worry claudy, u are pretty as always. πŸ˜„

    1. Please tengok! Best cerita Goblin! Hahaha.

      1. I know right. Tengok trailer macam horror gittew tapi tearjerker betul cis. How's the book tho?

      2. Ahhh im currently using the pimple patch tho. Lama suda, its working usually but this time it's a hormonal acne and I can't do anything 😭

      3. Lol no wonder Eyqa πŸ˜‚

      4. English novel ka? Or malay?

      5. Thankyou! 😍😘

    2. English novel claudy. Head here to read my review : http://icahya.blogspot.com/2016/12/book-review-hotel-for-lost-by-suzanne.html

      I was totally in love with that book. :D goosebump + romance all at once resulting with a satisfying ending.

  10. can't wait to read your book haul! xx

  11. rambut awak yang baru tu cantik lah ^.~