Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Why I NEED a Havaianas

So in conjunction with the Butterfly Project's Spa Party, one of their sponsors, Havaianas is also having their own "Havaianas Experience" blog/vlog Contest. 20 lucky bloggers or vloggers will get a pair of their very own Havaianas flip flop to wear to the event! 

I want to be one of those lucky girls to get a pair of Havaianas (provided I do get invited to the spa party...) quite simply because....

1) Look all those colours! Who wouldn't want to add such an eye-catching pair of flip flops to their footwear!

I want to attend the Butterfly Project's Spa Party!

Hey, guys!

I know my updates have on the low-down of late but I have just been so busy juggling university assignments with my blog and the occasional freelance work. Even now, I am in the middle of class, trying to pay attention to my lecturer while trying to type out this post  ....on my tiny iPhone. Multitasking level over9000! unlocked.

So as you can tell, I am super stressed out.

I just died....
Come 31 July 2013, I shall be free from my motherload of a thesis and assignments! But until then, you will most likely see me nibbling on my nails (bad habit I know...), staring zombie-like at my computer screen as I stress-eat on chocolates and ice-cream with stacks of ideology, cultural, feminist and nerd academic books as my pillow and my cat as my unwilling stress ball. (I know Senri agrees with me)

God, the mere thought of that depresses me....where's my kitty?

Which is why I really need one day-out just to pamper myself and to just hang out with fun people. Which is why I really want to go for the Butterfly Project's Spa Party!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Full Moon Party with Party Hat

A friend of mine just had a baby last month, a beautiful baby girl christened Ariel (a few of our friends insist on dubbing her Marsha. It's a long story) Anyway, isn't she adorable! (Anyone who says otherwise, gets a table flip at them)
A picture of Baby Ariel swiped from friend's facebook.
To congratulate the new parents, I was thinking of getting them a gift and have been wrecking my brain over what to get them. Well, Party Hat has just the present in the form of their personalized Full Moon Party packages. Seems like throwing them a full moon party for Marsha -I mean, Ariel seems like the perfect present! What more, you can choose from 3 different packages to suit your preference.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Burgertory, SS15 Subang Jaya review

On Mother's Day, the family went to Burgertory after debating between steamboat buffet and pork burger. Obviously in my family, the latter was an instant choice. We got there at about 7pm and thankfully the crowd hasn't come it yet.

William, one of the founders was the friendly face behind the counter and he was helpful in making recommendations to my mother. I already knew what I wanted from all the blogs I've been reading.

While there was the option of ala carte, we ordered the three burgers sets and a salad from the extensive menu of pork, beef and vegetarian burgers. A burger set comes with fries, onion rings, meatballs and a free flow of soft drinks. Orders are made at the counter and we quickly seated ourselves at the long table which the Burgertory crew had built themselves along with the rest of entire restaurant.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fast and Furious 6 movie review

At the risk of sounding like a crazy fan girl, all I have to say about the latest installment of the Fast and Furious saga was awesome! After two years since Fast Five, Justin Lin once again takes the helm of bringing together a behemoth of a fan-service movie that features the imposing presence of the Hulk and Captain America Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson paired with several stunning beauties. Oh and the female leaders weren't too bad either with Michelle Rodriguez back from the dead as Letty Ortiz. 'You wanted her back, you got it,' was probably what Lin was thinking during the pre-production of the movie.

For once, the movie exceeded or matched the high expectations set by the trailer with the good blend of witty-lines, high-octane car chase and racing scenes, fist-pounding fight scenes and several heartwarming situations between characters.

Monday, May 20, 2013

I am Hoarder

Hi, my name is Tania and I am a clothes hoarder/shopaholic.
New cupboard.
Last week, my whole family had new cupboards installed into our respective bedrooms and we had to empty out our wardrobes. I, um, did it the lazy way and just stuffed everything into big black rubbish plastic bags, discovering in the process that I had 3 bags of pants and skirts, 4 bags of tops and shirts, a rack worth of dresses and jackets and about 3 bags of bags.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

With Love, from Bag of Love [APRIL]

Hey, guys.

First of all, my apologies for the delay in my posts lately. My assignment deadlines and work commitments have been swarming in on me and sadly, my blog has to take the backseat momentarily. Hopefully, by June, the workload would have lessened. Until then, sorry and here, have a cookie! 

Without further ado, on to the review!

Courtesy of  the Butterfly Project, I was invited to be a part of Bag Of Love's Unzipping event at Delectable Treats by Su a few weeks ago and along with 50 other bloggers around Malaysia, was given the opportunity to review the April edition of Bag of Love. I decided to try my hand at a product shoot using natural lighting and shadows. Hope you like the photos.

For the April bag, Bag of Love went green and the bleach-free canvas bag was filled with products that are either natural, organic or contribute someway or another to the environment according to founder, Mimi Teh.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hotshots Coffee & Tea, Solaris Dutamas

Admittedly, finding this place was a challenge. It is like one of those elusive treasure islands that you see from a distance but when you try to navigate your way to it, all bearings are lost. But that is due to the confusing layout of Publika. HotShots Coffee and Tea is on the first floor of Solaris Dutamas, facing the main road and along the same row as Pappa Rich.

HotShots gives off the feeling of coming home to the smell of fresh brewed coffee as you walk into a well-furnished warm and inviting kitchen/dining room area with a black marble island table in the middle. While one side of the table made up the coffee brewing area, the other was a sunny homey space with high-chairs and sofa seating. There is also outdoor seating on the balcony walkway overlooking the busy road. This is the kind of place you could just sit and relax for hours either catching up with friends or just doing your work.

Friday, May 10, 2013

HiShop Welcome Box

I have been very stressed out lately due to pending assignments deadlines, my part-time gig as a PR consultant and a few blog posts that has been piling up.But I am going to tackle them one at a time. Starting with a review of HiShop's little welcome box of chocolates beauty stuff.

Thanks, HiShop

So, a few weeks ago, I was invited to become a HiShop (pronounced as Hai-shop) beauty ambassador and upon accepting the invitation, received a welcome beauty box from HiShop to review a few days later.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bag Of Love Unzipped at Delectable Treats

In unexpected turn of events, I actually managed to get an invitation to Bag of Love's Unboxing-turned-Unzipping event after days of doubting my earlier blog post on the event was enough. There were so many creative bloggers out there that went the extra mile to recreate their own imaginary tea party.

It was easy to see why so many wanted to be a part of this event organised by the Butterfly Project and Bag of Love in collaboration with Delectable Treats, Paradigm Mall. Not only were we treated to an overdose of yummy sugary and savoury treats, we were the first few in Malaysia to unzip our very own April edition of Bag of Love.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Everything Yummy at The Red Beanbag

The Red Beanbag could very well be my new favourite place to eat at whenever I am in Publika. On three separate visits, I have been wow-ed, impressed and mouth-orgasmed to their yummy dishes, coffee and desserts. You can read about my first trip here.

My second visit was supposed to be for lunch with a friend but because we arrived before 12noon, we could only order from the Breakfast Menu (10am - 3pm) as the Lunch Menu starts from 12pm onwards. As we were starving, we went ahead and ordered even though it was only 20 minutes to noon.

Friend ordered the Specialty Baked Eggs (RM17.90) that comes with three slices of crusty bread. The eggs are baked and served in a baking dish along with a combination of lamb, beef and chicken bratwurst sausages, sundried tomatoes, potatoes and cheese. The dish was oozing with tomatoes and cheese that can be scooped up with the bread. Every helping we had of it had at least a piece of meat that was juicy although albeit salty. My friend was super pleased RBB had French unsalted butter upon request for the bread. There is a 15-20 minutes waiting time for this dish so it's not advisable to have this if you're starving. God knows why my friend ordered this....

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Le Ann Maxima Spring/Summer 2013

Le Ann Maxima has brought a sense of a dreamy garden party to fashion with their Spring/Summer 2013 collection themed the Secret Garden. At the fashion showcase recently held at the Scott, Jaya One, bloggers, media and die-hard fans and supporters of the brand caught a preview of the gorgeous pieces of the Spring/Summer collection.

L.A.M fashion showcase at the Scott.
Known for their simplistic and versatile designs, Le Ann Maxima's latest collection highlights the soft and subtle colours of the pastel pallets with the lovely colours of sea foam green, lilac, salmon and lemon yellow. The ever classical tone of black, white and grey compliments and balances out the pastel pieces perfectly for a look that eludes a carefree spirit.