Monday, January 30, 2017

5 Things I die-die want from Lazada for 2017

It's Chinese New Year and I am already going broke from all the eating and driving around and treating family to makan-mkan. Ang pau? What ang pau? Ooooh, you mean those red packets used to finance all of the above? Gone. Kautim. Habis.


Like any poor person, online shopping seemed like the best form of therapy and so I started browsing on Lazada to look for the stuff I need for my travelling trips in February. Well, let's just say the need list became a whole lot longer after three solid hours of surfing on Lazada. BUT to summarise it for you, here are five things I really really really really really want from Lazada to aid with my content making on my travels.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SCKLM 2017: 3 Things to look forward to

If you've managed to sign up for SCKLM 2017, congratulations! You're fast if not on your feet then at least on your keyboard. Give yourself a pat on the back!

It is an exciting next few months for participants as SCKLM 2017 organisers have a few cool stuff lined up leading up to and on the big day.

Friday, January 20, 2017

SCKLM 2017 Sold out!

Well, not quite la..I drama a bit.

Yes, the individual registration for all categories at Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2017 has indeed sold out in just three days like hot cakes...again...

BUT did you know that you have two other options if you really really want to sign up for SCKLM?

Tokyo Marathon Training Progress


So in case, you haven't noticed, I've been less diligent with my training progress report compared to my previous training season for the Kyoto Marathon last year. Mainly because it's the same old same old pace training on a weekly basis. No nervous butterflies, no immediate worries about meeting the cut off times, no newly discovered profound revelation to share about running.

My beloved, not so well-loved Polar M400 has gone off for servicing since its charging port went haywire on me and could not charge or transfer my running data online. I need my running data! Thankfully I could still fall back on my Runkeeper app to help me track my pace. (provided it doesn't go nuts on me)

ps: Garmin, Polar, Suunto, I am open to reviewing running watches! #noshy

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.