Sunday, August 30, 2015

Naughty Babe Dirty Duck restaurant, Bangsar review

I was hungry, naughty and ready to get down right dirty. And Naughty Babe Dirty Duck in Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar was just the dining place to suit my mood that night for dinner.  As expected of a place with the words babe and duck in it, whimsical pig and duck decorations were aplenty in the restaurant.

Under the delusion that we needed to balance the rich meal ahead with some greens, we ordered their Wildest Rocket salad. Wild rocket leaves were my favourite so I enjoyed this delicious healthy dish very much. With a mix of pomegranate for crunch, crispy turkey ham, a generous shaving of parmigiana and a drizzle of honey lime dressing, this salad was a combination of sweet, savoury and sour.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Inov-8 Roclite 280 trail shoes review

I got a new pair of Inov-8 trail shoes for my birthday last month and I am super excited to review it! Since starting OCR, I've only heard good things about the brand and have been on the lookout for a pair for myself. However unlike Reebok and New Balance, Inov-8 aren't sold everywhere except at Key Performance outlets.

My first pair of Inov-8 is the roclite™ 280 in black and pink.

According to the brand website: The roclite™ 280 is a great value all round off-road training shoe. This highly cushioned and lightweight model offers excellent levels of upper durability and protection. Featuring inov-8's on-the-shoe gaiter pockets, so the inov-8 race ultra™ gaiter can be attached and all debris kept at bay.

So after a month of testing it at bootcamp, on the trail and at a few Spartan training sessions, here's my verdict.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Little Italy Pasta & Pizza Corner, Kota Kinabaru review

Now if there was one place that kept popping up frequently whenever I googled 'where to eat in Kota Kinabalu' it would be Little Italy restaurant. Located right behind Gaya Center Hotel, Little Italy was easily within walking distance of the pier and quite a popular eatery amongst tourists.

We were there at 1130am and just after we were seated, the place quickly filled up with foreigners. The interior boast a rustic feel with arch windows and doors that mimics its Italian roots.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Spartan Race Singapore Giveaway

Harloooo, people!

In November, I'll be heading to Singapore to take part in the Spartan Race Singapore! This is the first time Spartan Race will be held in Singapore and also Malaysia! I've blogged about Malaysia's Spartan Race already which you can read about it here.

The Spartan Race has been major factor in my life this year as I am pursuing the elusive Trifecta medal so joining Spartan Race Singapore Sprint only seemed like the natural thing to do. I've been training and dieting my ass off for my races and after a year or so, I think I can ready to conquer that damn rope climb obstacle! Yeh!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Go Thai, SS2 review

SS2 is foodie haven, mainly the center area of it where the food court was but outer side, especially the row of shop facing Jalan SS2/24, tend to be a bit quiet at night for food options. This merely allowed one particular Thai eatery to stand out against the quiet row and that is Go Thai.

As per its name sake, it literally invites you to go for Thai food and it doesn't disappoint with a menu of Thailand's popular street food and dishes. Diners are instantly enticed with the sight of the cooks stirring away at the large pot of pork stew or chopping away at the huge juicy piece of roasted pork leg. Space was rather tight within the shop and the most spacious seats were the ones right at the entrance in front of the open kitchen section upfront. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mystery Fukubukuro bag from Japan Giveaway!

What's up, party people!

I am heading to Japan from 31 Aug to 5 Sept. I have a very interesting schedule planned out which may or may not include climbing Mount Fuji! So follow me on Instagram and Facebook for on-the-go updates while I am there.

Oh, and I'll be shopping...a lot. For myself as well as for you, my loyal viewers!

Because I'll be giving away a Fukubukuro bag filled with cool stuff and merchandises all the way from the shops, stalls and alleys of Tokyo!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Philips Kerashine Haircare Range review

I am actually quite blessed with wavy thick hair but styling that same wavy hair can be a really pain. It takes almost forever to dry my hair. And more than that, using heated hairstyling products often left my hair brittle, dry and smelling like I set it on fire. And usually in my hands, I almost never get the desired style.

Unless that style was brittle and dry.

For those in a similar hair crisis as I, let me introduce to you the Philips KeraShine haircare range. The entire range conprises of the three basis things a girl needs for her hair; a hairdryer, straightener and (perhaps, a lesser seen product) a heated styling brush. But what sets these styling products apart from the rest is the magic that coats them. A little known protein component called keratin.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Purradise Cat Cafe, TTDI

A rainy Saturday dinner outing unexpectedly became an outing to a newly opened cat cafe in Taman Tun Dr Ismail for me over the weekend. On a whim, my friends and I googled cat cafes in Malaysia and came across Purradise Cat Cafe. Located in a very popular TTDI area (across the road from its Pasar Besar area), the cafe was very spacious in comparison to the those found in Singapore and Japan. Spotting a bright and outdoorsy feel, the cafe offers bean bags, grass carpets for your wiggle toes and of course, ample of platforms, boxes, holes and toys for the kitties. 

In short, it was quite literally paradise for cat-lovers.