Thursday, February 2, 2023

Qatar Airways Business Class Review [KL - DOHA]

I was assigned to a work trip to Qatar to create social media content and got to enjoy a one way business class experience onboard Qatar Airways from Kuala Lumpur to Doha. I have ascended as a traveller *cue the angel's singing*

My group was initially in economy, which I didn't mind since I have heard nothing but praises for Qatar Airways. It was my first time too on Qatar Airways so I was excited to experience it. But when we got to the departure gate, we found out that we had gotten an upgrade to business class. 

Cue silent screaming, aka my group in the departure lounge as we took boomerang videos of our boarding passes in a circle. Yeh, we were millennials. 

We were greeted by our surnames upon boarding and were offered a selection of welcome drinks while waiting for the flight to be loaded. Following a tip from my colleague, I ordered a slightly more complicated drink than what was offered - A mimosa. 

Why? Because it helps the flight attendant remember you better as the weirdo who ordered an alcoholic drink at 9am. But a mimosa was exactly what I got. While sipping on my adult orange juice, I felt a flutter of excitement as I browsed through the food and beverage menu and the wine list. 

Suddenly 7 hours seemed like such a short flight. 

While the plane was taxing, I started playing around with my seat and amenities. An amenity kit by iconic French Perfumer Diptyque was waiting for us at our seats when we board. I chucked it into my carry on for keeping. 

The business class layout was spaced out in 2x2x2 and even though I had a window neighbour, there was enough space between my seat and the screen in front for her to walk out of her seat without me needing to get up. So convenient especially when I am all flat out in recline, wrapped up in their cosy duvet and nestled by their pillows. 

My initial plan was to stay awake to fully enjoy the experience but I was quickly lulled into a nap by the comfort of my chair. It was just a short nap though because about an hour in, the first course meal was served. 

Food, I will admit were a hit and miss for me. Half the menu was curated by Chef Wan but unfortunately it was those dishes that failed to impress. The only meal I enjoyed and finished was the laksa soup which was basically laksa meehoon stew. The lamb kuzi and mango creme brulee by Chef Wan did not impress me. 

Fortunately, I had a free flow snack access and quickly ordered popcorn and chocolate. My ever wonderful attendant, Rose even came back twice to offer me the popular snacks and told me to help myself. Well, don't mind if I do! Psst, the snacks were freaking delicious and perfect for mid-flight noms. 

All seats were equipped with an entertainment system but I didn't find the selection to my liking. The only show I watched in rapid succession was the Goldbergs and even then, I was fell asleep. Good thing I had my iPad ready and loaded with kdramas from Netflix. 

Throughout the flight, I enjoyed a cup of chai tea with saffron and a glass of the most delicious dessert wine I have ever tasted. Gotta stay hydrated of course and our seats had a storage with bottled water. Our attendants also kept checking in on us with sparkling water as well. 

From the moment we board to the second we got off the flight, my first time experience in Business Class was perfect thanks to the onboard staff's impeccable service. And this wasn't even the legendary QSuite category.

It was easy to see why Qatar Airways was award-winning and Skytrax's Airline of the year for 7 years running and the World's Best Business Class winner as well. And what a privilage it was to be able to experience it in person. 

Like I said, a 7 hour flight had never felt so short.

Qatar Airways, I always open for a review to try your QSuite and First Class categories - free of charge. Just putting it out there. 


Tuesday, January 31, 2023

OREO Celebrates The Year of The Rabbit With The Launch Of A New Flavour OREO Lychee Orange

OREO, the world’s favourite cookie brand is turning red again to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year. Riding on the festivities, the newly-launched OREO Lychee Orange takes inspiration from the iconic red colour of the season to symbolise prosperity. So as we enter the year of the Rabbit, OREO is 
thrilled to add joy to the festivities of Malaysian families, with a lucky & prosperous cream flavour.

This limited edition flavour features the classic OREO cookie filled with the refreshing citrus notes of orange, along with the sweet, tropical taste of lychee, creating a unique and delicious twist on the beloved classic flavour experience. Staying true to the red theme, the cookie is also made with a red velvet cookie base, and in line with the #OREOTURNSRED tagline.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Nakwon Station Cafe, Ikseon-dong, Seoul

Personally, I thought Ikseon-dong was a much nicer neighbourhood to stay in than Myeongdong. Here, you get the best of two worlds - blending traditional culture with modern cafe. Ikseon-dong is a hanok village build in 1920. Although it is not as big as Bukchon Hanok Village, it is still a must-visit area in Seoul for cafe-hopping as there are so many different thematic cafes, hanok cafes and restaurants.  

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Starbucks Seoul Wave Art Center on the Han River, Seoul

The Han River in Seoul is home to one of the more unique Starbucks in South Korea. Taking up 2 storey within the floating Seoul Wave Art Center at Hangang Park, the Starbucks here offers stunning views of the river and surrounding areas with the city skyline in the distance. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Instagrammable Starfield Library, COEX Mall in Seoul

Shutterbugs and instagrammers, if there is one spot you must visit in Seoul, it's the Starfield Library located in Asia's largest underground mall, COEX Mall in Gangnam. You will be surprised to learn that the library is a permanent part of the mall and open to all.  

The two storey open space library is home to over 50,000 books and magazines with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. Occasionally there will be centerpieces set up right smack in the middle of the library depending on the season. 

Friday, December 23, 2022

The StarHill Bukit Bintang: The Home of The Tastemakers

The Starhill has reopened its doors once more, bringing a new lease of life to the heart of Kuala Lumpur. With its vision of being "Home of the Tastemakers" to life, the refurbished and renewed StarHill offers refined experiences with a constant menu of engaging activities to establish its position as a key nexus of creativity, culture and style within the city centre’s renowned Bukit Bintang shopping belt. Completing the transformation of the iconic 7-storey lifestyle destination, anchor tenant eslite spectrum, the new KL’s Living Room, has finally opened its doors, joining a host of distinctive luxury brands and concept stores not found elsewhere in Malaysia.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Deck The Halls With Shopeefood Payday Christmas Specials

Every year, we look forward to celebrating the year-end festivities with family and friends. Christmas is a time of joy and happiness and family gatherings, but it is also a time of cleaning, baking, and decorating the Christmas tree, leaving you little time to prepare lunch or dinner.

From 20th to 25th December, ShopeeFood has lined up some amazing promos to start the Christmas cheer with RM25 off discounts and up to 99% off with ShopeeFood. Whether you are busy wrapping gifts, decorating the tree or just visiting, ShopeeFood has you covered. And with the ShopeePay mobile wallet, you can take advantage of amazing deals with a secure, rewarding payment and delivery experience with ShopeeFood.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Van Gogh Alive Kuala Lumpur, Pavilion Bukit Jalil

Van Gogh Alive is in Malaysia and you can check it out from 17 Dec 2022 to 16 March 2023. 

If you're a fan of the misunderstood artist of his time then do drop by Pavilion Bukit Jalil to be immerse and enthralled by his artworks projected in many forms. I got a sneak preview of the exhibition and here's what to expect. 

Friday, December 9, 2022

DJI Mini 3 - the lightweight, heavy duty drone for Instagrammers and Content Creators

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, today introduces DJI Mini 3, a compact, ultra-lightweight camera drone that is ready for adventure. At less than 249 grams, Mini 3 is portable to take anywhere and is exempt from most drone regulations in several parts of the world. Its 1/1.3-inch camera sensor films 4K HDR video and 12MP photos with True Vertical Shooting for incredible social media content clarity. With these features and more, DJI Mini 3 lets users capture any moment, so fly.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

A Disney Christmas Fanfare awaits Families at Pavilion Bukit Jalil

I got to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Pavilion Bukit Jalil this Christmas season!

Pavilion Bukit Jalil has decked their halls with your favourite Disney characters as part of an amazing Disney-themed holiday festival dubbed “From Our Family To Yours“. Prepare to be amazed by the fantastic seasonal decorations, food, shopping, and specially-planned end-of-year events. From now until December 26, 2022, visit Pavilion Bukit Jalil’s Centre Court to see extraordinary Disney-themed displays inspired by the wonderful worlds of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars.