Friday, January 13, 2017

Shangri-La Hotel KL Buffet Galore

It's buffet galore at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur with scrumptious spreads ready for the Chinese New Year with your loved ones right in the Lobby Lounge.

1. Seafood Dinner Buffet 
Dates: 13 January to 11 February, every Friday and Saturday,
Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Price: RM188 nett per person

2. Chinese New Year Seafood Dinner Buffet
Dates: 26-29 January 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Price: RM198 nett per person

3. Saturday Lunch Buffet
Dates: 14 Jan - 4 Feb
Time: 12noon-3pm
Price: RM120 nett per person

4. Sunday Lunch Buffet
Dates: 15 January - 5 February
Time: 12noon - 3pm
Price: RM120 nett per person

5. Chap Goh Mei Lunch Buffet 
Date: 11 February
Time: 12noon to 3pm
Price: RM138 nett person

To find out more or to make a reservation please contact the Lobby Lounge at 03-2074 3900, email us at, or visit

Monday, January 9, 2017

Prosperity Menu and Poon Choy at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

Dine in with your loved ones at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur this Chinese New Year and ignite your senses to our magnificent array of dishes and set menus.

Savour their festive specialties on the a la carte menu such as braised deluxe assorted hot dish in claypot or Poon Choy, braised white cabbage with fish maw in golden broth and braised sea cucumber with golden garlic and leeks.
The five set menus known as Great Prosperity, Rich Fortune, Happy Reunion, Wealth Treasures and Immense Wealth are ideal for groups of four to ten persons. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

3 Pet Cafes to Visit in Bangkok

They say when in Bangkok, shop. Unless you're a frantic animal lover who constantly needs some furkid therapy to survive the hustle and bustle of the busy city. Well, lucky you because the pet cafe scene is just purrrfect (hah!) in the city and most are easily accessible via BTS. If you're looking for a place to rest your weary feet after a long day of walking or just want to get your furkid fix, here are three animal cafes (in no particular order) which I visited on my recent trip to Bangkok in Dec 2016.

1. Caturday Cat Cafe
Cats cats cats! So many cats in one room just running and snoozing all over the place. I was in search of a place to rest my feet and kill time without spending a bomb and discovered (via Tripadvisor) Caturday Cat Cafe, just a BTS train ride away from Siam. Caturday Cat Cafe was the kind of place that you could visit regardless if you're in a group, a couple or just flying solo like I was that day.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Good riddance 2016

Let's face it. 2016 sucked big time. So many iconic celebrity deaths, Donald Trump winning the USA election and the overall economical downturn face by Malaysia which has left us at the mercy of much stronger currencies.

Personally, 2016 wasn't my best year in everything except maybe fitness-wise. People leave, new (annoying) people enter, things change, responsibilities shift. I feel so mentally and emotionally drained that calling it quits seems like the way out. I lack the drive that 2015 gave me and which 2016 promptly shuffled out. No drive, no motivation. Just cruising through my everyday life in a total half-ass mode with resting bitch face on.

Maybe it's time I upped and left the country too. Maybe it's time for change. For me to change.

Yes, I've decided 2017 would be a year of change for me. A year to explore, find and discover myself as I hit the big 3-0. A year to just do what the hell I want (as if I haven't been doing that already) and not give a rat ass about what anyone else thinks (again, as if I haven't been doing that)

2017 would be my year to take a leap (as cliche as that sounds) and to finally pursue my true passion (oh god, why so cliche and yet so true!)

Goodbye 2016. Don't let the door hit you on the way out, asshole.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sandisk Christmas Giveaway!

Tis the season to be giving!!

Which is what I will be doing with yet another Christmas Giveaway with SanDisk!

I have THREE cool USB drives up for grabs, ideal for those who are always running out of phone memory space when on holiday from all the picture taking, selfies, food pics and OOTDs. Raise your hand if you're guilty of this.

But HEY, it's Christmas and all is forgiven. In fact, let me reward three lucky travel addicts in the spirit of Christmas, New Year (Hello, 2017!) and Chinese New Year! These USBs from SanDisk aren't like the usual USB from pasar malam because these are quality stuff that you need especially if you're constantly travelling and snapping pictures with your phone.

iXpand™ Flash Drive - a mobile storage device designed to help people quickly and easily free up space on their iPhone and iPad with up to 128GB of additional capacity. The iXpand Flash Drive features a new, modern design that fits with most iPhone and iPad cases, a USB 3.0 connector for faster transfer speeds to Mac or PCs, and a completely redesigned app to easily manage photos, videos and music. It’s available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, with MSRPs of RM179, RM239, RM339 and RM529, respectively. 

SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C flash drive - features a new retractable design, faster speeds and higher capacity, giving users the ability to quickly and easily free up space and transfer content between their smartphones and today’s USB-C devices. It comes in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB with MSRPs of MYR59, MYR79, MYR119 and MYR219, respectively. 

For this giveaway, I have two SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C flash drive and one iXpand™ Flash Drive up for grabs in a very easy Instagram contest! 

All you need to do is: 
1) Follow me on Instagram (@wee.trains.eats.travels) 
2) Gimme a like on the contest image (sample below) by double tapping on Instagram 
3) In the Instagram comments, tell me why you desperately need a SanDisk USB for your next trip.
4) Tag a friend as well to let them in on the fun.
5) You're done! 

like on instagram please!
Winners will be announced on Christmas Day so stay tune for the good news!

Terms and conditions:
1. Contest ends on Christmas Eve, Saturday at midnight Malaysia time. 
2. Winners will be selected based on caption creativity.
2. Only three winners will be selected. One device per winner.
3. Giveaway is open to those with a Klang Valley address only. It can be a home or office address.
4. Entries that have not completed the stated instructions will be automatically disqualified.
5. Winners will be notified via DM.
6. Blogger is not responsible for any malfunction of the device.
7. Prize cannot be exchanged for anything else or for cash.
8. Prize will be delivered by a delivery service of the blogger's choosing or if the winner is within her vicinity, she might drop it off herself.
10. If winner does not respond to the DM within 48 hours with the requested information, blogger reserves the right to select another winner.
11. Due to it being the festive season, expect a delay in the delivery of the prize.

Thank you and good luck! 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Philips InfraCare review: Helping my achy knees

I always say that 'you never regret a good workout'. I standby that saying but even a good workout has its backfire if one is not too careful. Injuries, muscle pull and wore out joint often go hand-in-hand with being healthy and fit (ironically) and if not properly treated early on, these aches and pains can go on to be a nuisance and movement hindering for older you.

I, for one, am feeling the 'rewards' of my tennis days, sliding across the court and running back and forth with a lot of stop, turn and sprint motion thrown in. Those left my knees and heels with a lot of pains even until now.

My left knee in particular has taken the blunt of the injuries and I could feel sharp pain every time I squatted or knelt. It got worst when I injured my hip which in turn affected the way I walked which brought back the pain in the knee. Sigh.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Bright Spartan Trifecta Weekend 2016 recap

Well, I have done it. I managed to completed not one but two Spartan Trifecta this year. Once a distant dream, it was made possible with a lot of planning and the willingness to make small sacrifices like buying less clothes and going out less. So much less...I have no social life now outside of my bootcamp and work groups.
A Weekend in Beautiful Hell
It seemed right that my first Trifecta for 2016 had come from Malaysia and very appropriate that my second came from Australia, the land where my Spartan journey started. The journey to these Trifectas has been nothing short of memorable.
My Spartan medals since 2014

Thursday, December 8, 2016

St Marc Cafe's Chococro lands at Sunway Pyramid

I remember one rainy morning in Kyoto, I sought shelter and breakfast from the heavy downpour in a St Marc Cafe near the Teramachi shopping arcade. It was early, cold and I was hungry. It was then I was introduced to their delicious array of pastries and its...Chococro....drools. Think layers of buttery croissant wrapped around a rich centre of dark chocolate. Delicious!

It seemed that founder Naoyuki Katayama discovered it by accident one day after skipping the fermentation process when making the croissant dough, resulting in a pastry that is denser and richer, and creating one of St. Marc Café’s bestsellers to date.

Now, I don't need to go all the way to Kyoto for St Marc Cafe because it has just offically launched its first outlet in Malaysia at Sunway Pyramid. St. Marc Café prides itself in creating and baking all of its pastries in-house, ensuring their freshness and quality. The café’s open-kitchen concept allows customers to see how the pastries are made, as well as enjoy the aroma of freshly-baked goods.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Get your cat checked up with MyCat2Vet Campaign by Royal Canin

"Your cat is a little on the chubby side for his size."

When the vet told me this, I stared at my silly furkid boy, Milo and patted the underside of his belly and his sides. Now that he mentioned it, Milo was a little on a meaty side and I hadn't realised it.

There are a lot of things we don't realise about our pets, cats in particular and one of those things are their health. A survey commissioned by Royal Canin revealed that an estimated 2 in 5 cat owners in Malaysia won’t be taking their cats to a veterinarian this year. One significant finding was that 40% of cat owners surveyed have never taken their cats to the veterinarian.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Mobile wifi review: Travel Recommends in Melbourne

We all read about that Olympic Champion who incurred a $5,000 phone bill just from playing Pokemon Go at the event. Noob. Like why you no buy local sim card or rent wireless wifi router? Gone were the days when we lived in fear during our travels over obtaining a thousand dollar phone bill just because we needed to google a location and address while on holiday.

What more with our constant practice of sharing and posting on social media and not to forget hunting region exclusive Pokemon such as this Kangaskhan.