Sunday, August 31, 2014

Creatively Functional Bags by Terminus, 1Utama

I love bags. Seriously, what woman doesn't? But more than that, I love functional versatile bags that can hold everything I need for almost all occasions as I am not one that changes her bag frequently. Save for a few brands, there are not many bags out there that can blend functionality with fashion and decent prices. 

Enter Terminus Bag. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Animangaki 2014 - Day 2 Highlights

Day 2 of Animangaki 2014 and I was beat. After a whole day of being on my feet on Day 1, got my butt kicked at the Energizer Night Run by dehydration and getting up super early for Spartan training with the team, I was sure all feelings in my legs was imaginary.

But by some miracle/determination, I summoned up all my last remaining energy and its reserves and got myself to Sunway Pyramid for the second day of Animangaki...somehow.

And if it was even possible, there was even more to see, do and look forward to on Day 2. Here are my highlights.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Philips Airfloss Launch, Empire Hotel Subang

Look into the mirror and flash your pearly whites. Think looks sparkly and clean? Well, look closer. Because in between your teeth and gums, plaque has set up shop there and it is slowly eating away at your teeth and gum, causing bleeding and oral health issues.

Although brushing is a must, it does not completely remove the food debris and bacterial plaque that may accumulate between the teeth, whereas flossing can help remove this plaque and debris. And even then, sometimes even flossing won't do the trick as proper technique and commitment is needed.

Monday, August 25, 2014

My AirAsia Free Seats!

If I had 10 AirAsia Free Seats, I would go to Bangkok and I'd bring along my bootcamp teammates and here's why!

Why my crazy bootcamp teammates? 
Because there's no other group with whom I would travel with other than this crazy group of people. Whether it's for a holiday or to surrender our lives take part into whatever crazy obstacle race in whatever far away country that it is being held in, they have become my favourite people to do globe-hopping with (admittedly we have only globe-hopped to Australia and Singapore so far...)

Taking advantage of Airasia's reasonable flight tickets, we have flown to Perth, Australia for Tough Mudder 2013 and to Singapore for the Commando Challenge 2013 and Urbanathlon 2014.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Star Wars Miniland, Legoland Malaysia Opening Soon

Hear ye, hear ye... Live long and prosper! 

No, wait..that's not right. What I meant to say was..may the force be with you. 

*cue March of the Empire soundtrack*

What am I going on about? Why, the long awaited opening date of Star Wars Miniland in Legoland Malaysia in Johor Bahru of course! You can mark your calenders for 6 September because that's when this will be happening. And by the way, if you so happen to be visiting around that time, it's also Legoland Malaysia's second anniversary on 16 September (Hello, Malaysia Day holiday) so keep an eye out for special offers!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Japan 2014 - Day 8: Osaka - Tsutenkaku Tower, Den Den Town & Umeda Floating Garden Observatory

Our eighth day in Japan was one of the more...laid back days of the entire trip. Our plans for the day included the Tsutenkaku Tower, a slow walkthrough Den Den Town and then to Umeda Floating Garden Observatory for sunset.

We set out at 10:30am from our guesthouse and walked to Tsutenkaku Tower, Shinsekai It was a good 15 minutes walk though a very quiet Den Den Town (that would be blasting with life and otakus later) and found ourselves in the downtown neighbourhood of Shinsekai.

This area would be the equivalent of Malaysia's own Chow Kit district where bars and restaurants offering the Osaka delicacy, Fugu fish dish can be found in abundance. Shinsekai has a reputation for being the 'Yakuza' neighbourhood where it was said that visitors might find tattooed thugs entering a bar, demanding for protection money or where anyone with a visible tattoo would be looked upon warily. That was what I heard and read when researching the place.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Lucy movie review

So my previous movie review on Step Up: All In came with an unexpected surprise. I was selected as the winner of Nuffnang's Step Up: All In review contest! Yay!

And my prize was VIP seating to any Nuffnang movie premiere screening of my choice as well as a Guardians of the Galaxy notebook and a Groot toy that had Senri and Elie squabbling over it.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Animangaki 2014 - Day 1 Highlights

Animangaki made its return this year with a bang and what a bang it was with the total number of guests topping last year's attendance. Yay!

Since its humble beginnings in 2009, Animangaki has grown leaps and bounds in terms of size, organization and of course, fans. Held once again at Sunway Pyramid, the weekend of 9-10 August 2014 saw flocks and hordes of anime fans, otakus and cosplayers arrive at the convention center of the shopping mall for the fifth Animangaki (abbreviated from the words Anime, Manga and Gaki. Gaki being the Japanese word for 'brat') that was themed Sengoku also known as Feudal Japan.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Epicuro, Damansara Uptown review

Just at the end of 2013, a new restaurant joined the busy busy neighbourhood of the infamous Damansara Uptown (and no, it's not A Pie Thing) and within the next few months, garnered the attention of food bloggers and pork lovers around. Why? Because the pork, pastas and desserts there are delicious!

Enter a cosy atmosphere of black and yellow with natural lighting and a cute chalk drawing on one whole wall.  Much like its name sake, Epicuro invites its customers to relish the indulgence of dining on good food without breaking the bank. Because given its food quality and portions, I would say Epicuro's prices are rather affordable.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Three Little Birds Coffee, D7 @ Sentul

Adding to the number of coffee hideouts popping up around Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya is the gorgeous Three Little Birds Coffee Cafe located in the secret garden building D7 in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.

Isabel, Senri, Elie and I headed to the cafe early in the morning over the weekend and found a quiet green hideout with no crowd, no haze, no noise...just serene peacefulness. 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sushi King Street Food Promotion

In Japan, it would now be in the middle of summer for them and with the rainy and humid days comes festivals and summer fairs. The best of Japan's street food are bountiful around this time as tourists will find stalls and stalls of food at these festivals. And believe me....they are delicious.

But for a taste of Japanese street food closer to home, Sushi King's Street Food promotion offers just that. Running until the end of August 2014, Japanese cuisine fans will find fusion mouth-watering delicacies inspired from the streets of Japan.

The Spicy Salmon Nigiri immediately caught my attention with the local taste of chilli flakes atop each fresh raw salmon slices for that additional kick. You can opt to skip the wasabi on this one or just pile it on, it is up to you. Priced at RM5 per plate, the Spicy Salmon Nigiri was a good start to any meal.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Stanzo Collection store launch, Mont Kiara Mall Kuala Lumpur

Just a few weeks ago, Stanzo Collection launched its first ever retail concept store of exquisite residential and office furnishing in Mont Kiara Mall KL. 

Stanzo” or “Stanza” is an Italian term, which literally means “rooms”. The Stanzo Collection concept store currently houses two tasteful brands, elegantly names “Songdream” and “Prostoria” that offer the best of East and West.