7 Muslim Friendly Danmuji You Can Get Online on Shopee Malaysia!

Since my last post on Kimchi is a hit, it’s time to list another Korean side dish called Danmuji. Danmuji is a yellow pickled radish that you can always found in Kimbap. When you bite, you can taste that crispy, sweet and sour at one time. It’s a fermented vegetable where they put in vinegar and few spices to achieve that taste.

I like to match this with ramyeon too. But, usually, if you watch Korean Drama, you will see some of the characters eat the half-circle yellow radish with jjajangmyeon. I can understand why they compliment each other.

So, let’s start listing 7 Halal Korean snacks that are homemade and where you can get them online on Shopee Malaysia!

Read more of my K-Food post on this blog HERE.

1. Dalbitjib Korean Yellow Pickled Raddish

There are two types of Danmuji from Dalbitjib, which is the strips and sliced types. Both types got three options that you can choose from either 300g, 500g and 1000g.

Based on the reviews that I read, most of the reviews always mention the packaging problem. But don’t worry, they pack it diligently along with an ice pack which in the hope, you will still receive the package in good condition and can enjoy eating them!

Price: 300g at RM14.90 until 1000g at RM37.90
Postage fee: RM0.00 - RM4.60
To purchase the strips danmuji, click here.For sliced danmuji, click here. 
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Dalbitjib Korean Yellow Pickled Raddish is available on Shopee Malaysia!

2. MariMogo Dazzling Danmuji

MariMogo danmuji sold around 3.1k packs that consist of 150g, 450g and 1000g. It’s made from fresh vegetables and premium ingredients, which are produced daily.

Like an above store, their danmuji is vacuum packed, so some buyers experience leaking and bursting. Since it’s a fermented food and when it was moving around transition, this thing may happen. I hope that you won’t experience the problem and get frustrated.

Price: 150g at RM12 until 1000g at RM80
Postage fee: RM0.00 - RM4.60
To purchase MariMogo danmuji, click here.
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MariMogo Dazzling Danmuji is available on Shopee Malaysia!

3. Bansang Halal Danmuji

Bansang Halal Danmuji sold around 79 bottles of danmuji with 29 ratings. They only sell one type of danmuji at 400g, but it’s interesting because they also sell in sets consisting of their trial pack of danmuji, kimchi, Myulchi Bokkeum and chilli flakes.

So far, based on the review, their customers are satisfied with their fast shipping and the taste as well. I like how they sell it a bottle, and I can imagine they use quite a lot of bubble wrap to prevent it from breaking.

Price: 400g++ at RM15
Postage fee: RM0.00 - RM4.60
To purchase Bansang danmuji, click here.
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Bansang Halal Danmuji is available on Shopee Malaysia!
Looking for Halal Korean Restaurant in Malaysia? Click HERE.

4. Shin Korea Shin’s Selection Danmuji For Kimbab use

Shin Korea danmuji sell around 133 packs consisting of 200g, 500g and 1kg of danmuji. It’s 100% made in Korea, and they stated there is no Halal certified, so make sure to check with them regarding the ingredients. There are also two choices, either strips or sliced, which are mainly used for kimbap, but I can imagine myself eating it as a snack.

This store sells 100% authentic & original Korean groceries, and I love to see all the graphic they prepared to ease the purchase process for their customers. So far, 63 of them have given five stars review on this danmuji.

Price: 200g at RM7.50 until 1kg at RM30
Postage fee: RM0.00 - RM8.00
To purchase Shin Korea danmuji, click here.
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Shin Korea Danmuji is available on Shopee Malaysia!

5. GotKimchi Halal Danmuji

GotKimchi danmuji sell around 3.1k packs that consist of only 500g of danmuji. They fermented it with turmeric, black peppercorn, bay leaves, water, vinegar, sugar and sea salt. But, afraid not, they mentioned that there would be no strong turmeric smell and taste.

This store sells their Muslim made product such as fresh kimchi, danmuji, tteokbokki and jajang sauce. The customers were mostly happy with the fast shipping and the packaging because they put the danmuji inside a bottle. So, double the protection. But, there is a complaint about the smell, though, but some said it tasted fine despite that.

Price: 500g at RM18.99
Postage fee: RM0.00
To purchase GotKimchi danmuji, click here.
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GotKimchi Halal Danmuji is available on Shopee Malaysia!

6. Danmuji Jjang by Aleeyanan

Aleeyanan sold around 306 packs that consisted of 200g and 400g of danmuji. It’s 100% Halal, vegetarian-friendly and homemade, which is based in Bota Perak.

Other than danmuji, this store also sells kimchi, pickle and kimchi paste. And so far, the customers are happy with their danmuji purchases making it 216 of them gave her five stars. Well, I might purchase this after my I finished my eating my danmuji.

Price: 200g at RM9 until 400g at RM18
Postage fee: RM0.00 - RM4.60
To purchase Aleeyanan danmuji, click here.
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Danmuji Jjang by Aleeyanan is available on Shopee Malaysia!

7. Aigoo Kitchen Danmuji Halal

Aigoo Kitchen sold around 42 packs that consisted of 170g danmuji. It’s 100% Halal, made by Muslims with their homemade brine-based in Kedah.

Other than danmuji, this store also sells kimchi, tteokbokki carbonara, jjajangmyeon, and so many more. I’ve tried these halal Korean snacks before, and they sent it in the package along with a tupperware, which I received broken. But, the danmuji arrived safely. The side dish leans towards sweet more, but it’s a good match for Korean black bean noodles.

Price: 170g at RM8.79
Postage fee: RM4.60
To purchase Aigoo Kitchen danmuji, click here.
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Aigoo Kitchen Danmuji is available on Shopee Malaysia!
Craving for Halal Korean BBQ and food? Get to know more about Kung Jung Korean restaurant HERE. 

Self Supply | Candle DIY Kit, Tile Table & More!

We already knew about Summerist.lab last month. In September, we will tap on another home decor local business called Self Supply!

So, instead of explaining to you about my wishlist, I braved myself to slide into the local business Instagram DM and send them few questions.

Self Supply has the tagline of “YOU are your supply,” which aims to bring out the idea of how you can always be good to yourself be the one who can supply yourself everything and anything without needing someone else. They first start with Candle Do It Yourself (DIY) Kit, in which you can enjoy doing your candles (with guidance) at the comfort of your home.

I’ve bought something from there before for our anniversary, and all I can say is their customer service is the bomb and I used that for shooting props too! So, let’s get to know about them more here!

 

Introduce yourself!

Self Supply is two women-run businesses named Emily and Joee, inspired by everyday surroundings: nature, outfits, daily life, aesthetics and every little thing to run our business.

Tell me more about Self Supply, like the inspiration behind it!

Self Supply was founded in July 2021. We create every candle hand-poured by heart. Each colour represents each scent, giving yourself a fancy but straightforward candle that brings you to a therapeutic moment.

Since we are obsessed with candles so much, and we know we want to be entrepreneurs one day, so hereโ€™s Self Supply. We started with bringing our DIY Kit since we constantly struggled to find the best materials to make our candles in Malaysia. After a lot of trial and error, we finally make perfect candles. We understand how sad and disappointed you are when making failed candles, so we launch this DIY Kit to bring joy, especially during the lockdown. You can enjoy making things that will make your day!

We also just launched ready-made candles, and of course, many fun things are coming very soon!

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All of the products are available at Self Supply! They made their pop-up market in their backyard.

How many kits and items are there? And the price range if you can tell me!

So far, we have two DIY kits: jars (priced at RM64.90) and moulds (priced at RM72.90) and others as mentioned below:

  • Handpoured Scented Soy Wax Metal Tin Candle: RM49.90 – RM51.90
  • Handmade Pastel Concrete Candle Holder/Smile Coaster/Tray: RM10.90
  • Handmade Pastel/ Marble/ Terrazzo Concrete Coaster/Tray: RM13.90 – RM15.90
  • Handpoured Soy Wax Scented Glass Jar Candle: RM54.90
  • Handmade Tile Cube: RM89.00 – RM139.00
  • Handmade Terrazzo Concrete Jar & Tealight Candle Holder: RM12.90 – RM20.90
  • Handmade Concrete Jars: RM23.90
  • Unscented Pillar Twisted Swirl Candle: RM19.90
  • Unscented Mix Colour Pillar Twisted Swirl Candle: RM19.90
  • Unscented Pillar Swirl Zig Zag Wave Candle: RM12.90
You can purchase all of these goodies on Shopee or Instagram via DM!

Do you prepare all the ingredients by yourself? Tell me about where its sources too!

We prepare all ingredients ourselves, and they are local, and some imported such as soy wax and essential oil.

Any sneak of new items that you can give us? I heard you would sell the tile table!

We have a lot coming in, such as ready-made candles, including metal tins and pillar candles. Then, tiles cube and tables are in as well. Since the tiled side tables are available on a pre-order basis, itโ€™s customisable where you choose your preferred sizes, tiles and grout colours. More items will come soon. Make sure to follow us on our social media!

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Now you can get your own tile tables customised in Malaysia!
SELF SUPPLY INFO
Shopee | Instagram | Facebook

Summerist.lab | Handmade Natural Dessert Candles in Malaysia

After introducing you to SomTone Studio in January, we are back with another Sapot Lokal section!

It’s still going to be in the home decoration topic, and this time, you will be blown away by all these candles that I spot on my Instagram. Instead of explaining to you about my wishlist, I braved myself to slide into local business Instagram DM and send them few questions.

I hope you will love this section as much as I do. Let’s get to know about our local business – Summerist.lab!

Introduce yourself!

Hi, my name is Penny. I’m the owner of summerist.lab and summerist.co. I will tell you more about summerist.lab in a minute but, summerist.co is a florist based in Kuala Lumpur that sells flowers and concepts!

Tell me more about Summerist.lab

I love cute and vintage art, and it’s one of the reasons why I start this business. This is my passion, and all the candles designs are Korean inspired. Before I delve into this candle-making business, I took classes to learn more about the foundation and practice making unique products.

Another reason I start this business is I love to deliver happiness to people. I’m thrilled when they are happy to receive all these cute candles.

How many series of candles are available at Summerist.lab?

There are few candle series available on a pre-order basis, such as โ€” Happy birthday cake, Macaroon, Penelope, Lacey and Monet. Of course, we will add more new designs. So, stay tuned!

Tell me your five fave candles & why

It’s hard for me to choose the top five because I love all of them caused all are unique and handmade with love.

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Do you make all the candles yourself?

Yup, I made all the candles by myself. Hopefully, when the business grows, I want to build a team for summerist.lab soon.

How can people reach you to purchase the goodies? And your hope once they received your cute Korean dessert shop.

Most of my customers reached me via Instagram or Whatsapp. I hope once they receive my candles, they will feel happy with the cute purchased. I’m delighted to see all the positive reactions when they received the candles!

SUMMERIST.LAB INFO
Instagram | Facebook | WhatsApp

Home Cafe: Banana Milk Smoothie Recipe

I love home cafe video – watching and making it. I know I still have to improve, but it’s such a fun journey! A simple explanation of the home cafe is where people prepared cafe foods in the comfort of their own home.

From the setup to the recipe, I want to share the complete recipe of the Banana Smoothie that I created myself. It’s straightforward and delicious, that’s my promise to you. Let’s go!

READ: Home Cafe | Guide to Start the Aesthetic Pleasing Journey

Ingredients:

  • Frozen banana – Buy it from Shopee HERE.
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract – Buy it from Shopee HERE.
  • A dash of cinnamon ground (optional) – Buy it from Shopee HERE.
  • 1 cup of milk – Buy it from Shopee HERE.
  • Aerosol Whipped Cream (optional) – Buy it from Shopee HERE.

Directions:

All you need to do is throw all the ingredients in a blender and let it do its work. Any blender would do, and enjoy it while cold! I also made reels for you, so make sure to click and watch it Ingredients ๐Ÿ˜Š

If you tried it, don’t forget to leave a comment below or tag me on my Instagram @aqaliliazizan. I always will be there to repost!

Simple Kimchi Pancake [Kimchijeon ๊น€์น˜์ „] Recipe

์•„๋…• ์นœ๊ตฌ! I know we have stuck at home for a while now. We must have been trying tons of recipes and sometimes rotate them because, like clothes, I sometimes don’t know what to cook. My husband said my cooking skill is getting better, so I want to treat myself a Kimchi Pancake. Let’s go!

Kimchi Pancake Ingredients Aqa's Note 1

INGREDIENTS for the pancake:
โ€ข 1 cup of sour kimchi
โ€ข 1 cup of water
โ€ข 1 cup of pancake mix
โ€ข Green onions
โ€ข A bit of chilli powder
โ€ข A bit of sugar

Kimchi Jeon Dipping Sauce Aqa's Note

INGREDIENTS for the dipping sauce:
โ€ข 4 tablespoons of light soy sauce
โ€ข 1 tablespoons of vinegar
โ€ข 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
โ€ข 1 teaspoon of sugar
โ€ข Some chilli and Holland onion
โ€ข A bit of sesame seed

 

COOKING DIRECTION:

1. Put one cup of sour kimchi in a bowl and cut it into small pieces with scissors! I bought the Oppa Kimchiโ€™s homemade cabbage kimchi on Shopee here.

READ: 7 Muslim Friendly Kimchi You Can Get Online on Shopee Malaysia!

2. Get the green onion and chilli powder. Put half of it first. If you like spicy, you can put all of it.

3. Add some sugar.

4. Add one cup of pancake mix. I used Noraini Korean Pancake Mix, where you can get from Shopee here.

5. Get that one cup of water and pour a bit first into the mixture. If it’s too dry, add more water.

6. Stir until you’re satisfied with the mixture.

7. Pour a generous amount of oil.

8. Pour 1-2 scoops of the pancake mixture. Make sure to twirl it to avoid the pancake mixture from sticking to the pan.

9. Use a spatula to flip it over and let it cook until it’s crispy!

10. Time to serve the pancake with the dipping sauce.

Before & after Kimchi Pancake Aqa's Note Kimchi Pancake Cooking Aqa's Note

That’s basically it! If you use this recipe, don’t forget to share it in the comment box below or tag me on Instagram @aqaliliazizan. I would love to repost my Insta story. Until then, make sure to stay safe and let me know what more K-recipe you want me to try. I will try to develop a simple way to do it, endlessly looking for tips like maangchi!

Taste of Australian Beef | Shabu Shabu Easy Rice Bowl Recipe

No one does Halal better than Australia. They already mastered customising the meat system to ensure that it’s high quality with excellent food safety, which lead to Halal compliance.

The Australian beef branded under True Aussie beef promise combines the integrity of their farmers and rigorous processes to consistently produce the highest quality beef and lamb available for a learner, healthier red meat.

Eating lean red meat three to four times a week is recommended by nutritionists for a healthy balanced diet. It’s an essential part of a healthy diet for the family, especially for children. Red meat is an excellent source of protein, iron, zinc and other essential nutrients.

Halal Australian Shabu Shabu Meat

Hence, here’s the recipe to incorporate Australian Beef Shabu Shabu with vegetables without magic powder! If you have all the ingredients, you should try this recipe out:

INGREDIENTS:

200 gm chilled Halal Australian Beef Shabu Shabu / 1 capsicum / 1 broccoli / Spring onions / Oyster sauce /

Seasoning: White and black pepper, salt / Rice of your choices

Shabu Shabu Rice Bowl Recipe Aqa's Note

COOKING DIRECTION:

      1. Prepare all the ingredients.
      2. Heat the oil and put the spring onion.
      3. Add the meat and let it cook a bit.
      4. Pour two tablespoons of oyster sauce first, add the seasoning [this one agak agak only]
      5. Add the broccoli and capsicum and stir together.
      6. Serve with hot rice.

What makes Aussie Beef Stay True

True Aussie Beef are grass-fed, grain-fed, organic and breed-specific products like Wagyu, Hereford and Angus. We can have the meat in different cuts with a variety of cooking styles.

Most Australian cattle raised in open pastures, and the grass-fed beef is naturally low in fat and cholesterol while offering a higher level of Omega 3 fatty acids.

Australian Beef Aqa's Note

Where can you find the Australian beef & lamb?

It’s available in every major supermarket such as AEON, Jaya Grocer, Village Grocer, Ben’s Independent Grocer, Cold Storage and Giant. Make sure to look out for the True Aussie sticker on the packaging.

While the Shabu Shabu beef is available at Foodies gourmet market & cafe @ Kinrara, De Freshco Grocer @ Taman Tun and Aeon Bandar Utama, Maluri, Mid Valley.

If you have tried this recipe, make sure to tag me on Instagram @aqaliliazizan, and I will repost it on my IG story!

5 Groceries Shops You Can Try on Shopee Malaysia!

Malaysia is going through the Full Movement Control Order (FMCO)ย  until June 28, 2021. I am not sure where this is going, but I hope to curb this and not repeat the same things. Getting back to the topic, since we are encouraged to stay at home, here I list five grocery shops in Shopee Malaysia that you can buy your dry items, fruits or wet food!

1. Panda Fresh Grocer

If you’re looking for fresh vegetables with next day delivery around Klang Valley, Panda Fresh Grocer would be one of your choices. They have a 4.8% with 767 ratings.

Delivery: Free delivery if you buy above RM68.88
Perks: 100% product refund if found spoiled
Purchase via Shopee HERE
On Grocer Shopee
Photo by Aqalili Azizan

2. On Grocer

I’ve tried this service before, and they do provide a same-day delivery service. The items that I received are fresh, and their baby octopus are giant! They operate daily, and they can deliver to Selangor and the Kuala Lumpur area.

Delivery: Free shipping RM15 and above
Perks: 30% off Min. Spend RM100 Capped at RM2
Purchase via Shopee HERE

3. Full Fishery

I heard this store is famous as Full Fishery is the number one Livestream seafood e-commerce in Malaysia. They have more than ten years of experience in providing fresh seafood to restaurants and consumers. It’s a great place to shop for seafood.

Delivery: Free shipping if purchase RM200 (Klang Valley)
Perks: 5% coins cashback Min. Spend RM180 Capped at 300 Coins
Purchase via Shopee HERE
The Fruits King Shopee
Photo by the customers at The Fruits King

4. The Vege Shop

Besides selling vegetables, The Vege Shop also have Dim Sum, Bao and frozen food. They have a 65.7k rating which most of them vote for 4.9%. Other than that, they have eight years of experience as a Vegetable Wholesaler based in Cameron and Klang.

Delivery: Free delivery above RM79 (applicable to certain area only)
Perks: RM2 off Min. Spend RM100
Purchase via Shopee HERE

5. The Fruits King

Fruits, kurma, snacks, condiments, drinks and canned foods – these are few things you can get from The Fruits King. They will process and send it to you within 48 hours upon placing orders, and they ensure you will receive fresh goods.

Delivery: Not sure about free delivery option.
Perks: RM2 off Min. Spend RM100 / RM4 off Min. Spend RM180
Purchase via Shopee HERE

That’s it from me! If you have tried any online grocery services, let me know in the comment below. I would love to know about it and maybe try the service when I had the chances!

Jinju Fish Sausages | Halal Korean Snacks

I rarely do snacking, but I will repurchase it in the future when I found something that I like. Just like this Jinju fish sausages!

I’m easily influenced by any food that I saw on television, especially on K-Drama! When I saw this sausage, it reminds me of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (์—ญ๋„์š”์ • ๊น€๋ณต์ฃผ), which was way back in 2016.

If you watch the first episode on Netflix here, you already can spot Bok Joo and her friends eating the sausages (ahem, the finger accident). Of course, that one is not Halal. So, when I got a Halal version of goodies from my friends, I was like…

Tell me more about these Halal sausages!

Launched in 1985, Cheonhajangsa is the first snack sausage in Korea that has been in the market for more than 30 years. The packaging makes it unique, and it represents the brand itself.

This one is Halal because they use pollock meat (๋ช…ํƒœ), which is fish-based. Another thing, it’s instant, no need to cook, all you need to do is to grab and eat! There are three flavours available – Tteokbokki, Cheese and Original.

Lili thoughts:

It’s fascinating how technology used in food, and the outcomes always interesting.

As you saw on the IGTV above, I mentioned that it would get the original, and the cheese flavour is similar. Just things get cheesier. But it wasn’t that overwhelmed (aka muak). There aren’t fish smell lingering around, but the fish taste is very prominent.

The best out of the three for me is Tteokbokki. I like spicy food, and I can handle it pretty well, but this one is just nice. If I could pair it with drinks, it would be Chilsung Cider.ย 

Aside from it taste good, I found it’s very convenient and versatile. You can put in Topokki, or even cook as corndog. I haven’t tried it yet, so, for now, I will grab and bite. ๐Ÿ˜

Price: RM8.50 on Shopee HERE OR RM8.80 on Shopee HERE. 
(3pcs in a pack)

Ingredients (the base, not included flavour): 
Pollock Meat, Egg, Wheat, Milk, Soybean Protein, Sorbitol, Sugar, Salt, Onion, Garlic, Malt Syrup, Carrageenan, Sodium Pyrophosphate, Glucose, Black Pepper, Agar, Monosodium Glutamate, Soybean Oil, Propylene Glycol. 
[Got this info from Shopee shop]
Jinju Fish sausage Cheonhajangsa
Image from Shopee

Let’s Talk About the Weekend Vlog Editing Process

Last week it was my weekend vlog debut on YouTube, and I have mixed feelings for this. Hence, let’s talk about the process, shall we?

I enjoy watching vlogs from Joanday, Ashleybchoi, Q2HAN and always wondered how time-consuming it is. It turns out it does!

In terms of time estimation, I considered the process from choosing the clips and music to editing. It can take around one week or more. But once you get the rhythm, I’m sure you will automatically know what to do, and it will become faster.

Don’t also forget small things for video optimisation on YouTube, such as:

  • Title
  • Tags
  • Description
  • Tags
  • End Screens
  • High-Res Thumbnail
  • Shared on Facebook
  • Public
  • Pinned Comment
  • Hearted Comments

I can also conclude that being in the mood or loving to do it all over again plays a huge part. Consistency is the key, and an excellent example for this case is Joan for her #JOANDAY365.

So, I can understand if my fave bloggers wanted to get off days (although it’s still a new gig for me). It is hard but, at the same time, it gave a powerful sense of fulfilment when someone is watching your video. It provides a different kind of satisfaction.

If you’re planning to watch my vlog every Sunday at 9 PM, you can click HERE. It’s a big project for me, and I hope that it can bring happiness to your life and I can’t wait to see you subscribe to my channel as well. ๐Ÿ˜

A Day in the Life of Digital Content Creator

If you read the about me page, you will notice that I rebranded this blog when I lost my job back in May. In January, I got a new job as a Digital Content Creator at Myeppo – a content & community-based e-commerce platform for beauty & wellness!

So I’m going to bring you around what I did in a day: video shoot day!

The first thing that I did is to come to the office a bit early to set up and everything. In a digital content creator team, itโ€™s only Chun, my editor, William Kee, and myself. Hence, we’re hustling but still go with the flow. Simultaneously, when the talent for that day doing the hair and makeup, the three of us set up our newest studio located in the office building.

Sometimes, I did touch up as well but very meyh. ย Thatโ€™s why Iโ€™m planning to go to makeup class real soon to upgrade the skills.

Then, itโ€™s either we start the video shooting first or the photos for the website first. In this case with Jan Chin, we start with the video first. Everything went smoothly! Video coming next month, and make sure to hit the subscribe here. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Aqalili Azizan shoot Jan Chin, Melissa Campbell and Weiron Tan
I get the chance to shoot Jan Chin, Melissa Campbell and Weiron Tan. So stoke about this opportunity!

For the second video, itโ€™s Amin Hayat! It was smooth sailing as well because, again, heโ€™s pro at this too. ๐Ÿ˜

Overall, weโ€™re very grateful for the day to end with a bang! Now itโ€™s time for us to edit the video, thumbnail, short video article and all that jazz thing for a YouTube channel. Do you find this diary interesting, leave a comment down below, juseyo~