Monday, August 20, 2018

Europe Raiders 欧洲攻略 movie review

There are some actors that just don't age. Nicole Kidman, Maggie Q, Keanu Reaves, Tom Cruise, Donnie Yen and Tony Leung. Back after so long, Tony Leung returns to reprise his role as as resourceful bounty hunter Lin Zaifeng in Europe Raiders, the third movie of the star-studded series consisting of Tokyo Raiders (2000) and Seoul Raiders (2006). This time around, Leung is joined by Kris Wu (xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Tiffany Tang (The Storm Warriors), Du Juan (Lost in Hong Kong), and last but not least, Thai martial arts sensation JeeJa Yanin (Chocolate).

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The East Imperial Gin Jubilee [22-26 August 2018]

Returning for its third year of Gin and Tonic appreciation, education and entertainment, The East Imperial Gin Jubilee returns to Kuala Lumpur for five whole days. With a great line up of events including an exciting kick-off party at Bar Trigona and the best G and T in KL competition, the festival promises a week of gin-tastic activities. 

Given its growing affection for the drink, Kuala Lumpur will be the first city in the region to kick off the festival in Asia this year. “Gin and Tonics are becoming increasingly popular in Malaysia, where the weather is summer all year round. The drink’s approach ability has given KL-ites a whole new outlook on the cocktail scene and cocktail culture," says Shawn Samuel, CEO of the Gin Jubilee's local organiser, Wholly Spirits. "The Gin Jubilee will build on the G and T's popularity here by exposing drinkers to many trending, as well as new gin brands from around the world, and at the same time, educated consumers on how a great mixer like East Imperial’s range of superior tonic waters can enhance the drinking experience."

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Five Races in Malaysia that Sell Out like Hot Cakes

Set your alarms and reminders to sign up for these races.

Malaysians are spoiled for choice when it comes to races. Almost every weekend of the year (excluding fasting month) is jammed pack with one to three races across the country. You simply need to take your pick of which kind of sporting event you’re interested in, sign up, slip on your running shoes and head out.

However, there are a few races in Malaysia that has been known to sell out pretty rapidly due to the immense popularity and hype. These are the five races you simply must take part in or risk feeling left out on race day when your social media will be bombarded with selfies and medal pictures.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Milo Breakfast Day 2018 Putrajaya

The  MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Day Run was the only run in Putrajaya I would willingly wake up at 5am and drive myself all the way there for a 5km run. For four consecutive years, I have been doing so. But this year, I opted to walk instead and ended walking the whole 5km with Elie, a first time Milo participant.

Watch the vlog below and count how many times Elie talked about her Pokemon Go. It was only due to our friendship that I did not leave her in the dust.  

Over two days, MILO® Malaysia Breakfast Day Run 2018 in Putrajaya saw a massive turnout of over 46,000 people who came to participate in a variety of activities designed to create awareness on the importance of a wholesome breakfast in a fun and engaging manner. 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

World's FIRST Ever Starbucks Signing Store Celebrates 2nd Anniversary in Malaysia

In July 2018, Starbucks U.S announced that it was going to open up its first ever signing store, to be located in Washington DC in October 2018. But get this - the store will be modelled after the first ever Starbucks signing store in the world - right here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
photo credit: Elie of CantusLupus

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Fly to Phu Quoc, Vietnam with AirAsia

Coffee, pho (pronounced fur), cheap beer, expensive water - everything Vietnam is known for. But did you know that Vietnam also has stunning island beaches? Starting 2 Nov 2018, AirAsia will be kicking off its new flight route to its fifth destination into Vietnam, headed from Kuala Lumpur for Phu Quoc.
photo credit: Traveloka

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Cameron Highlands 3D2N Trip

When my parents signed up for the highly popular Cultra race in Cameron Highlands, they invited me to tag along for the weekend trip. I thought why not since it was bloody hot in the city and everything was paid for. In return, I was their designated driver for majority of the trip there. Not a bad deal at all.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

AirAsia X - Sony Malaysia Launches "Through the Lens" contest

Are you a travelholic with photos that tell a story? Are you always the one with your phone in hand ready to capture that fleeting moment in a foreign country like, say, Japan? 

Then this post has your name all over it! Keep on reading. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Top 5 Whale Watching Spots along the New South Wales Coast

From late Autumn to early Spring, the waters along the New South Wales coast burst into life as thousands of whales migrate north from the cold Southern Ocean to feed and breed in the warmth of the Pacific.

The Humpback Highway runs right alongside the New South Wales coast and each year more than 30,000 whales make their annual migration from Antarctica to the Pacific (and back again). Nature lovers can watch the show from numerous scenic coastal lookouts and walking tracks.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Asia Comic Con Malaysia 2018

Everyone who is into anime, pop culture, comics, games and movies would know that San Diego Comic Con is the creme de la creme of fan events. At that massive event, you can get massive fan meet and greet with the biggest celebrities, major announcements and exclusive swag. Sadly it's still all the way in San Diego and way outside of my budget of RM50. #pokailiao

Fortunately Malaysia is not without a couple of entertainment and anime events with the longest and most well-known being Comic Fiesta. Animangaki is quickly catching up with growing popularity and would most likely outgrown its annual venue of Sunway Pyramid Convention Center in the next couple of years. And this year, another new organiser has joined the fold with the inaugural Asia Comic Con Malaysia.