Saturday, June 23, 2018

How to make Ichiran Ramen Instant Noodles

Let me start off by saying - I am not a fan of instant noodles. I used to be, thanks to my father's bad influence and I do occasionally whip up a quick meal of it maybe once a year. I get that it's very convenient to have but for me, it all comes down to taste. There is usually just something nauseating and unhealthy about eating precooked and dried noodles that can last until the end of time.

While I am not a fan of instant noodles, I am a fan of ramen and my favourite ramen when in Japan is...Ichiran Ramen. If you have followed me on my Instagram and on this blog, you would know that Ichiran is a must visit for me everytime I go to Japan. Then in 2017, I discovered that they have launched their very own...instant noodles.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How Not To Cook Fried Pork Lard/ Chu Yau Char/ 猪油渣

Chu Yau Char or fried pork lard is one of my guilty pleasures. It's so sinfully simply delicious either as an addon to a dish or just as a snack to nibble on. And surprisingly making it isn't as hard as you would think as the ingredients only consist of two items and it can be done in less than 30 minutes. However as easy as it is, it's also very easy to screw up. Speaking from experience.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Save on Luggage Space with VAGO baggage compression device

I remember one of my first few trips to Osaka, I went on a last minute shopping spree and discovered that I didn't have enough space in my suitcase. I ended up having to purchase a cute cat-themed suitcase on the night before my flight for all my Kit Kat and kimono. Long story short - running out of luggage space while on holiday is something every travellers has encountered.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Starbucks New Drinks: Pistachio Bon Bon And Milk Tea Panna Cotta

Starbucks continues to embrace the season of summer by bringing you two new handcrafted Frappuccino® beverages featuring layers of indulgent creaminess and unique flavor pairings. Summer is just about to get more fun with these east and west fusion Starbucks’ Frappuccino® blended beverages  - Starbucks® Pistachio Bon Bon Frappuccino® and Starbucks® Milk Tea Panna Cotta Frappuccino®

Sunday, May 27, 2018

TV Series Review: Siren (Blue Ant Entertainment, Ch 473, unifi TV)

Move aside vampires and wolves, make way for mermaids. Or rather, a new supernatural TV series features a bisexual, polyamorous mermaid - and it is pretty addictive.

Throw in a mysterious government body, a couple of sympathetic humans and one murderous mermaid searching for her captured sisters and you get a captivating TV series. Produced by Freeform, Siren follows the story of Ryn, played by Eline Powell, a dangerous and alluring mermaid who mysteriously appears in the small fishing village of Bristol Cove and starts making her mark. The mysterious visitor catches the eye of local marine biologist Ben Pownall, whose interest on the strange woman arouses suspicion from fellow marine biologist, Maddie Bishop.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Roasted Duck at BBQ Kong Meng Restaurant, Cheras

It has been so long since I've done a food post simply because there are just too many food blogs out there that are more substantial than mine. But for this restaurant, I am making an exemption because it was just that good.

I came across BBQ Kong Meng restaurant purely by chance. We had just gone on a shopping spree at Jalan Jalan Japan in the nearby 1 Shamelin Mall and were famished for lunch by the time we were done. I consulted TripAdvisor on the nearest decent eatery to our location and immediately drove to Taman Maju Jaya, just five minutes away.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Calling all Travel Addicts - AirAsia Free Seats is back!

It's that time of the year! The most exciting time of the year for travellers like me! No, not Christmas! AirAsia Free Seats is back! You have until 27 May 2018 to snatch one of 5 million promo seats for a travelling period of between 1 Nov 2018 to 13 Aug 2019!

What more, if you're an member of AirAsia BIG Loyalty programme, you can also get the exclusive members only 24-hours priority access. This means you get first dibs on your chosen destination.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

OCR Up North: BDB Extreme Jitra 2018

Head up north this June for the BDB Extreme Jitra 2018 set to take place on 30th June 2018. Look forward to an exciting 8km course with 10 obstacles across Darulaman Park, Jitra. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

GE14 - Negaraku Malaysia

When I was in primary school, we had to write a short letter to our then-Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir on the back of a hand-drawn Jalur Gemilang. My teacher told us that our letters would be delivered to the Prime Minister himself. I remember wishing for peace and prosperity. Back then, I looked up to Mahathir. After all, he was the man who put Malaysia on the map.

I knew not of Barisan National or the opposition party back then. I was always taught to be pro-government. It wasn't until I was in university that I was taught to question our government. I was lucky to have had lecturers who taught us to read in between the lines and to really study and observe our media. Things weren't all flowers and daisies with our government and in fact, were deteriorating for the worst. I studied at Taylor's University College in partnership with University Sains Malaysia for a degree that was phrased out simply because students only wanted foreign degrees rather than local ones. Such is the mindset that had planted itself in our nation. That foreign is better. All because our government is slowly but surely driving our country into the ground. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

[Race Review] SCKLM 2018 - New Half Marathon Route

I was 10km in, midway into my half marathon and I could feel what little liquid I had consumed earlier threaten to make a reappearance. The heat and humidity was getting to me and I still had 11.1km left to go. I wondered why I rolled out of my comfortable hotel bed that morning.
Oh, right. Because it was the biggest running event in the country - the 10th edition of the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon (SCKLM). And to miss it would be a loss.