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Unboxing | Almost Blue Twinkle Jelly Wallet


One of the most requested post that I received on Instagram which I have been delaying for quite some time because of other reasons. I finally published this post to answer some of your questions that I've been and still getting through Instagram DM. If some of my readers here are from Instagram who used to asked me all sorts of questions regarding this wallet, you can find the FAQ and the very center of this post along with the details.

Yeah I literally carried my cash and ID in my back pocket just like that because I have no wallet. To me, wallet is like shoes, I do not buy them if the ones I already have is in a good condition. I'm not stingy but maybe I'm a bit picky when it comes to wallet, shoes and bags. I don't want them to be like my books, beli banyak-banyak but tak pernah usik sampai lupa and some of them dah rosak or reput dah (I bought too many of them and keep them for way too long, and when I finally wanted to use it, it was already decayed and old). Plus, I'm the type that doesn't go out as much as other people. I probably stay at home like 340 out of 365 days in a year. Pathetic, I know. So it's unnecessary for me to buy fancy accessories if I do not go out that much right?


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I am thankful for GMarket because the wallet I wanted on the main website ALWAYS sold out. I was contemplated whether I should buy it now or next year. That thought was playing on my mind in circles. I was like..
"..Tqa, you don't need a wallet. You've been doing just fine without it for 3 years now, why do you suddenly need a wallet?"
Anyway, talk about contemplating whether to buy a wallet or not, can you imagine surfing the web, looking at the wallet you wanted, add to cart, checkout and ended up closing the tab? Yeah, I did that like a hundred times. The wallet was calling me but my bank account was like "no bitch!" So I was thinking since I had a lonely birthday and nobody wishes me, I thought there's no harm in buying something nice for yourself once in a while. I mean, it's YOUR money, you can do literally anything you want with it. So that's how I ended up buying it.
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Almost Blue was once a small brand from South Korea that is under the wings of Kim Chae Yeon and Park Sang Yo. The brand was underrated even in South Korea however, it became a huge hit after EXO's Chanyeol, EXO's Sehun and NCT's Jungwoo was spotted wearing their bags a few times at the airport and when they travelling abroad.  Since then the brand became well-known to kpop fans around the world. 

Because of EXO's members and NCT's Jungwoo, fans have been buying their stuff to the point that everything was sold out. I've been trying to buy the wallet for 3-4 months but it was sold out and each time they restocked, sold out again. You guys can take a look at it yourself (here). That was why I ended up buying from GMarket for the first time ever. 
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FAQ

DID THEY LOSE YOUR PACKAGE?
⎯ Nope.

WHICH ADDRESS DID YOU USE? MALAYSIA OR KOREAN?
⎯  Malaysian of course.

WHICH SHIPPING METHOD DID YOU GO WITH?
⎯  CJ Logistics because it weigh less than 1kg so it is a cheaper option.

THEY LOST IT WHEN I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM THE COURIER SAYING THEY HAVE DELIVERED MY PARCEL BUT THE PEOPLE AT MY KOREAN ADDRESS SAID THEY DIDN'T RECEIVED ANY, DO YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW WHY?
⎯  No idea. Just confuse, why would send it to your Korean address when you live in Malaysia? To me that's a waste of time because I know shipping to Korean address is wayyy cheaper but you still have to pay the EMS from your Korean address to your Malaysian address. To me it's the same thing but more work and that is not a smart choice. 

MY GMARKET GUIDE

◦ Brand Almost Blue

◦ Global Website GMarket x Almost Blue
◦ Price 19,800 (MYR 73.16)
◦ Material : Clear Glitter PVC
◦ Weight : 0.27kg
◦ Shipping Method : CJ Logistics
◦ Shipping Fee 4,830
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It came with a clear lanyard strap with the same colour as your wallet so you can wear it on your neck but knowing my country is not as safe as South Korea, I do not recommend wearing your wallet like that, especially when your wallet is transparent and people can see the amount of money you have inside. But if you still planning on doing that, wallet like Velcro is fine I guess. Lately Velcro wallet is very popular and I find them cute too! Almost Blue's velcro wallet always sold out just like this one. But I might get one just to add it to my collection. The NCT 127's Touch velcro wallet is cute too. So many cute stuff, so little time.
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I really thought the quality was mediocre like the Johnny's Summer Kit transparent bag that I bought few months ago but I was wrong. They use high quality and sturdy PVC and it doesn't smells, and the PVC is kind of heavy which is really good because some PVC items, the shape stays when you open or close it. But since it's PVC, when wanted to pull out your ID or cards out of the slot, you need to stretch it first otherwise you might end up throwing the wallet to the wall out of frustration on how hard it is to pull it out. It happened to me once when I was in rush, it was so embarrassing but I know the drill now.

The stitches was welly done, no slight of thread coming out of the line. The the stitching, you can feel it how tight and neat it is if you touch it so I can really tell that the wallet is very sturdy. It was pretty empty since I don't have anything much to carry around with me other than the ID card, debit card, my Touch 'N Go and some cash. So to fill the empty slots, I put the NCT Cashbee that my friend bought for me from COEX, Seoul. And I rarely use my Starbucks card because I rarely go there, and IF I ever go to Starbucks, I'd use the Starbucks app because I've registered all my Sbux cards in there.
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I like it that it has a hole to put your keychains or the strap that came with it. That way we can put whatever we want and I got a lot of inspirations from Instagram on how decorate the wallet my way. I decided to use the stuff that I already owned. Nak letak gambar boyfriend tapi boyfriend pun takde maka kita letaklah gambar boyfriend palsu. hahaha I'm not the high-end type of girls but who knows, when I turn 35 or 40, I would turn my interest into the high-end side. Yeah, who knows..
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I got inspired from other Instagram users. Different people, different style.
I made it on their wall of fame kekeke

And regarding on how to buy from GMarket, just go to GMarket global and everything will be in English and just pay with your credit/debit card and you're done. It's pretty simple like any other websites. They have PayPal too but some seller (including Almost Blue) did not accept Paypal. I hope that simple explanation helps those who was clueless as I was before. If I missed out anything, feel free to ask me. I'll be happy to help.

So that's all for this post. I reckon this will be my last post for this month. Currently drafting my Feb Favourites to post it on March. Hopefully I'd have enough content for that because my February was super slow but definitely not empty. Thank you so much for reading. Much love, T.



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Listening to:
HYO - Punk Right Now (ft. 3Lau)
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  1. Such a simple wallet! :O

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  2. so cute!! im so into the transparent thing now. prolly will get this too :P thank you for sharing this! <333

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    1. Me too. I just love transparent accessories. You're welcome 😊

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  3. First time mama nampak wallet transparent mcm Ni. Nice

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    1. Hahaha nampak macam bahaya pun ada kan? ��

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  4. Aiman5:49 AM

    Oh my, yes I saw that you got featured on their IG feed. I love such wallets but it's too expensive.

    I love that you can showcases your Taeyong's Visa card and Johnny's photo at the same time.

    Btw, mana dapat kad starbucks love tu? So cute!

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    1. Hi Aiman, haven't read from you in a while. Hope you're doing good.

      I was a bit surprised when I saw their name when the notification pops up.

      Me too. But scared that might assumed that it's a real visa, so I hide it behind Johnny's mirror selfie photo hahaha

      I got that heart Starbucks card back in 2014-2015 during Valentine's Day at Starbucks Teluk Cempedak.

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  5. cantik! tapi kite ni sejenis tak suka wallet kecik macam tu hahaha..nnti mudah cicir kikiki

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    1. Thanks! Saya pulak tak suka yang besar sbb payah nak bawak. Selalu tu mmg tak pakai langsung. Bawa loi je gitu hahaha

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  6. kak ana pun sejenis tak bawa purse sebab rasa bulky. bawa yang nipis macam ni je will do. cuma beza nya kak ana dalam 365 hari setahun, 340 hari merayap sana sini. hehe

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    1. Betul tu Kak Ana.
      Hahahah the difference is you go out a lot and I do not. Saya kalau pegi mamak ke kedai ke, mmg takkan bawak sbb malas and bulky.
      Saya bawak duit dgn IC je in case anything happens.

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  7. I like the transparent wallet. Very unusual!

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    1. Thank you. That's one of the main reason why I bought it haha :)

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  8. cantik. tp kalu letak duit mmg bahaya ;-) letak benda lain x pe

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    1. Tersangatlah bahaya. That's why letak benda merapu dekat cover tu supaya orang tak nampak sangat nilai duit kat dalam tu 😊

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  9. singgah sini! https://messarah.blogspot.com/2019/03/being-adult-excellent-survivor.html

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  10. I was confused at first. Why would someone buys a transparent wallet. Then the pictures showing how others do it plus that keychain hole just make sense. It looks so cute and you van show off you bias!

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    1. Haha that was my first impression too then I got hooked on it and I decided to jumped on the bandwagon. I just need a wallet but why not get something unusual once in a while :) Thank you 😊

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  11. seperti biasa, Ray datang cuci mata. hi Tqa syg

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    1. Sila.. sila.. Thank you my love for dropping by 😊

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  12. wahhhhh cute jugak tapi sbb transparent tu kalau letak duit mcm bahaya sikit kan? kalau benda lain takpe je hehe

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    1. Ha'ah mmg bahaya actually sbb orang nampak amount dalam wallet tu. I know this is not going to help but saya selalu letak note RM1 dekat belakang skali so kalau orang nampak and orang nak rompak pun tak lalu hahaha inshaAllah

      Benda lain tu saya setuju. Kadang2 macam2 saya hias dekat depan tu haha

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  13. How cute these are.
    Thanks for your visit.

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    1. Thanks and you're welcome anytime :)
      Thanks for dropping by too

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  14. wallet looks so cute
    https://www.stylebasket.in/

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  15. Letak duit byk2 dlm ni bahaya,
    kena letak gmbr2 n kad :)
    tp mmg unik..cantikk

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    1. Hahaha yes indeed. Selalu letak RM1 dekat belah luar and note besar kat dalam supaya orang tak nampak, itu pun cover lagi dengan cards and stuff hahaha

      Thank youuuu :)

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Friends call me T (tee). A 26 year old minimalist Malaysian blogger who loves coffee, cinnamon rolls, books, the sound of rain and bright hair-dye. Always longing for far-off place she have never been. Urban hip-hop and Hans Zimmer's big fan. Proud Slytherin and a bullet journal enthusiast.
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