Tuesday, July 28, 2015

AirAsia X now flies to Sapporo, Hokkaido!

Airasia X now flies to Sapporo, Hokkaido, the utmost northern part of Japan. As of today, 28 July 2015, 4 times weekly direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo are available for booking for a travel period from 1 October 2015 onward.

With three major destinations in Japan already under their belt, Airasia X is extending their reach to Hokkaido, further connecting Malaysia with Japan in a way that everybody can appreciate. What was once a dream of snow, skiing, flowers and seafood (OMG, KING CRAB!), can now be made reality thanks to this new flight route.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Langkah Syabas Resort, Kota Kinabalu Sabah

I was supposed to climb Mount Kinabalu last June but after the earthquake that shook Ranau and destroyed the mountain trails, that was obviously a no go this time. For the mountain that is. I was still determined to fly out to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and enjoy a well deserved relaxing holiday by the beach. So just two weeks before my trip, my friend recommended Langkah Syabas Resort, an isolated beach resorted located just 30 minutes south of Kota Kinabalu.

A quick Google search of the resort won me over and this post will show you ten reasons why.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Kam Heong Restaurant

Your typical coffee shop by day, a popular braised duck rice restaurant by night, Restaurant Kam Heong is the neighbourhood superhero when it comes to the emergency of the starving kind. It draws two different crowds thoughout the day with the working and studying crowd flocking there for good wantan dumplings and noodles and families and working crowds going there at night for their signature braised duck.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Jojo Super Kitchen SS2 review

When it comes to pan mee, Jojo Super Kitchen takes the cake as one of the best pan mee specialist in the Klang Valley. With multiple outlets in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, fans of pan mee are spoiled for choice but the one outlet that most PJ locals flock to would be the Jojo Super Kitchen in the SS2 area.

It’s no surprise that their chilli pan mee is their best sellers with almost every table of patrons having one. With the option of thin, thick or even hand-shredded noodles, it mixes well with the beautifully poached egg, mince pork and crunchy anchovies. Usually pan mee is accompanied with a helping of dried red chili. But Jojo takes it a step further and offers two types of chilies in a bowl of their delicious chili pan mee; dried red chili and mashed green chili.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Urban Stove - Homecooked Restaurant Grade Meals in under 30 minutes

Since the start of the year, I started home cooking as part of my fitness quest. I realised that I needed to control my calories intake and what better way to so than to bring your own homecooked lunch to work. It ain't no fine-dining masterpiece but it serves its purpose and is actually delicious. And on top of that, I also get the satisfaction of knowing that I am capable of making my own meals.

However I am no Marta Stewart or a Masterchef in making. That's where Urban Stove comes in.

I was one of the few who volunteered and was selected to be a part of the trial stage for this new food endeavor, intrigued by the concept of it all. On their Facebook, it was stated that Urban Stove aims to help you cook healthy restaurant-grade dinners in just 30 minutes by providing fresh pre-portioned ingredients right to your doorstep.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hotel Clover: Eat like a local for SG50 Celebration

If you are looking for a food adventure in Singapore, then think about booking a stay at Hotel Clover, Singapore from this month until 31st October 2015 in conjunction with Singapore's 50th celebration.

There is no better time to celebrate the multi-cultural metropolis of Singapore than though a discovery of its cuisines. A melting pot of Chinese, Indian, Malay, Peranakan and Eurasian cultures, Singapore is nation of foodies bound by their ardent love and devotion to food! Hotel Clover brings you a one-of-a-kind room-stay package that will have you arrive to Singapore a food novice and leave armed with culinary skills to boast of.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

New Balance 610v3 Trail Shoes: For trail & OCR

Kind of a long overdue post but after a painful hike on Gunung Ledang, I believe I've tried out my New Balance 610v3 shoes in every condition there is to push it to its max performances. I've used it for trail running, obstacle racing and of course, hiking and can now make a fair review on it.

The New Balance 610v3 was the successor of my former trusty pair of two years, the New Balance 610v2. It even looks alike save for its more vibrant colour.

It shares the same sole as the v2 with some rather toothy lugs combined with road friendly prints that offers just the right amount of grip for trails, road and even on obstacle courses. The grip was impressive as when on trail, I often felt sure-footed and very rarely experienced loosing my footing or grip on the trails. These same soles even helped me survive the obstacles of Viper Challenge and Viper Arena although upon looking back, I realised it was more suited for Viper Arena due to the shorter distance combined with the variety of obstacles.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tino's Pizza, Midvalley review

Brought to you by the founder of Chatime’s, Bryan Loo, Tino’s Pizza has found its roots in Mid Valley Megamall as a café that serves fast and delicious pizza, savoury and sweet. At lunch and dinner time, it gets fairly crowded. Their menu is simple and limited but nevertheless exciting. It was shaped like a flat pan on which most of their specialties are served on. I found it to be quite a nice rustic touch to this little café.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dear Chibi Me...

Dear Chibi Me,

You will be/are/have celebrating/celebrated your 7th 21st Birthday. Looking back at everything I've accomplished to this day, you would be proud. I would believe I've become someone you can look forward to becoming. Someone you can aspire to be.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Philips Kerashine: Style and Hair Care

I am by no means a professional emcee. That was why when I found out I was emceeing for a blogger's event, to say I was a nervous wreck was an understatement. But somehow, I survived.

Anyway, the event I was emceeing at and am covering in this post was the launch of the new Philips KeraShine range. I love adding curls to my ever thick hair but I hate the smell of burning hair every time I try styling it because it reminds me that I am killing every strand and lock of my hair just for style. *cries*

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Satellite Chicken Rice Restaurant review

Crowned as the Best Chicken Rice in the Klang Valley by FriedChillies in 2010, Restaurant Satellite has been a Petaling Jaya landmark for decades and its Hainan chicken rice brings in a steady flow of loyal patrons. The corner shop lot keeps the old school coffee shop feel and friendliness with its owner constantly present and chatting up customers.

Customers could order either the roasted or steamed chicken that comes served with oily rice soaked in chicken stock for hours. Restaurant Satellite lives up to its name of being one of the better chicken rice in Petaling Jaya as the chicken is succulent with ample meat to go around.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Inaugural Reebok Spartan Race KL officially launched

So if you have been following my blog, Instagram and Facebook for a while now, you would know that the Reebok Spartan Race has been a driving factor for my lifestyle and travel decisions this year. I participated in Spartan Beast in Brisbane last year and like a druggie, have been hooked since. My Beast medal has been my most prized bling of 2014.

I was supposed to go to South Korea to participate in their Spartan Race in June but due to MERS, the event was called off. I am going to travel to Australia and Singapore to participate in the Spartan Race there later this year.

Hence, when I heard that Spartan Race was coming to Malaysia, I was excited. My bootcamp gang were excited and we waited anxiously for the dates and registration to be released. And finally, on 2 July 2015, I received an email saying that Spartan Race KL has launched and is now open for registration!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Climbing Gunung Ledang, Johor: 7 hours of Torture

So instead of conquering Mount Kinabalu last month, I conquered the peak of Gunung Ledang in Johor instead. It was something I supposed as it was my first and quite possibly my last hike there. Let's start at the beginning shall we?

We departed KL at 5am to arrive at the foot of Gunung Ledang, near Tangkak at 730am. My group of 20 people of various fitness levels gathered at the briefing hut on time (amazingly) where we had to fill in a form stating the items we had with and on us. That meant our water bottles, food packets and even the clothes on our back. That included socks and underwear. This form will later be checked through to ensure that you've returned with the same amount of items on you to discourage littering.