Monday, July 22, 2019

Taste Australia Premium Avocado in Season


Behold the fruit once blamed for causing the current generation's incapability to own a house. The mighty avocado! Okay, guys. We all know the durian has dethroned the avocado for that role given how people are going ga-ga over durian lately but nevertheless unlike the durian, the avocado does have its nutritious benefits.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Riding Japan’s Smallest Horse

This article was first published on Unlock Japan on 5 May 2019 (link)
While a part of Japan, Okinawa has always been a unique prefecture with an unusual history that dates back to the Ryukyu Kingdom. Made up of a sub-tropical chain of 160 islands at the southernmost tip of Japan, Okinawa not only has a colourful cultural blend of Chinese and Japanese but is also home to the smallest and rarest horse breed in the entire nation.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

8D7N Kyushu Japan Itinerary (Kumamato - Nagasaki - Fukuoka)


When Airasia announced their new route to Fukuoka and thus to the rest of mainland Kyushu, I was probably one of the first in line (online) to book my tickets as soon as they launched last year. And so began half a year of planning for my first visit to Fukuoka.

Monday, July 15, 2019

8th Great Eastern Live Great Run

Back for the eighth installment, the Great Eastern Live Great Run will return this year to the iconic Bukit Jalil National Stadium on 17 August evening. Held annually to popular acclaim, the 12km Live Great Run is a fan favourite among passionate runners who are eager to challenge themselves and beat their best personal times.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

"Lick It, Crunch It" Oreo Chocolate Coated Launched in Malaysia

What could be more rewarding than a delicious Oreo with the good old fashion “Twist, Lick,
Dunk” eating ritual Well, introducing the all new Oreo Chocolate Coated, a sinful collaboration between Mondelez International's two favourite brands, Oreo and Cadbury Dairy Milk. What is this about?

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Music Run by CIMB Goes Eco-Friendly

It is official - The Music Run will make its much anticipated return to Kuala Lumpur for the sixth consecutive year this November, with CIMB as its new Presenting Partner. The Music Run by CIMB will take place on 23 November 2019 at the National Stadium at KL Sports City. An important facet of this year’s event is the push towards sustainability and eco-awareness, making Asia’s fittest party arguably also the most eco-friendly!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Jack N Jill Calbee - Snack and Win

There is always something therapeutic about snacking and watching mega blockbuster. Just munching and staring at the big screen while all our stress and worries melt away (Unless that movie is Avengers: Endgame then it's a different story altogether.)
Even my cat is curious to know what is this about??
Now why not...treat yourself to a snack and stand a chance to win some cool prizes while you're at it? Jack N Jill Calbee has launched a nationwide contest to elevate your snacking and movie experience. Since its launch in January 2019, Jack N Jill Calbee has introduced three new flavours: Classic Salted, Smokey BBQ and Flamin' Chilli. 

To thanks its fans and get them ready for the movies, Jack N Jill Calbee is giving away TGV Beanie Access Vouchers for 2 pax to 200 lucky winners for a treat to an elevated movie experience. Best of all, is the Grand Prize: an all-in travel package to Universal Studio Singapore for two worth RM3,000!

All you need to do to be in the running is:
1) Buy RM8 worth of Jack N Jill Calbee and keep your receipt.
2) Tag your favourite movie buddy in the comment section of Jack N Jill Calbee's Facebook contest post 
3) Private Message your full name, MyKad no., email address, and the receipt (the proof of purchase) to Jack ‘n Jill Calbee Malaysia Facebook Page.

Hungry or just looking for the receipt to enter? 
As an added bonus, Jack N Jill Calbee is inviting its fans to join them for a superhero blockbuster movie premiere night this July 2019 at IMAX TGV One Utama! To redeem a pair of these exclusive movie premiere passes, look out for Jack N Jill Calbee's activation booth at selected Aeon outlets in the Klang Valley.

So tunggu apa? Join now! You have until 15 July to submit your entries!
#JacknJillCalbee, #ElevateYourSnackingExperience, #ElevateYourMovieExperience

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Starbucks Merchandise Warehouse Sale [28 - 30 Jun 2019, Starling Mall]

All Starbucks fans would already know this but....in case you don't, Starbucks Malaysia is holding their first ever Starbucks Merchandise Warehouse Sale on 28 - 30 Jun 2019 (Fri-Sun) at Starling Mall!

We all know that there will be discounts of up to 80% off. This might even be your last chance to grab some of the most coveted Starbucks merchandises at a low price. But here are some finer details to get you more excited for the warehouse sale.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Foodpanda Malaysia Expands to New Cities

Foodpanda recently showed its (wait for it) ex-panda-bility within Malaysia to six new cities - Ipoh, Malacca, Seremban, Kuching, Miri and Kota Kinabalu in just over a span of six months! This marks Foodpanda's entry into over 80 cities in eight countries across Asia Pacific.

Delivery Hero SE has reportedly sustained a strong growth through successful deployment of investments, expansion of leadership and delivery capabilities and in the first quarter of the year alone, its revenue experienced a growth by 93% (267 euros) year-on-year on a constant currency basis. In the past year, Delivery Hero delivered more than 125 million orders globally, a 55% increase from 2017.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Fresh New Look for Energizer and Mr. E

How would you like to travel even further for less?

Energizer Holidays campaign lets Malaysians travel more in partnership with Booking.com
Energizer is taking Malaysians even further with the newly reenergised brand, in a global partnership with Booking.com for the Energizer Holidays campaign. In Malaysia, customers will be able to redeem a RM95 rebate from Booking.com and be eligible for the ‘Win A Year Off' global draw, where Malaysian residents stand a chance to win RM30,000 worth of Booking.com credits.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Meet Taiwan, Jom Taiwan 2019

Mention Taiwan and instantly the images of bubble tea, good food, culture and scenery will come to mind. But did you know that Taiwan is that and so much more?
this is the image that google gave me when I typed in Taiwan.
Held on 17 June 2019, the MEET Taiwan Networking Event recently assembled local incentive suppliers to further promote Taiwan’s MICE environment and abundant travel resources under the new “Jom Taiwan” theme.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Ipoh Road Yong Tau Foo review [NEW LOCATION]

I have heard about the famous Ipoh Road Yong Tau Foo but rarely had a chance to venture out there until recently when my mum suggested we head there for brunch. It was then she also discovered that they had just shifted from their shop house to a bigger and more visible lot just after the flyover road.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Spartan Race Heads to Kuching, Sarawak

In case you haven't heard - for the first time ever, Spartan Race Malaysia will be headed to Kuching, Sarawak! This will be the first time a major OCR brand has ventured to East Malaysia and why not? There is ample space, jungles and a lot of untapped potential. My money's on the orang asli guys kicking ass and taking the podium position.

If your first response is: Kuching is a part of Malaysia meh?, I am gonna google your social medias and have them deleted! Yeh, that's right. Nowadays, that's even more tragic than throwing paint on your house. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Detox Week 1: Royal Valens™ Letitgo, Fitunix and Qinova review

When I went in for the brief with Dr Esence and took my weight for the BMI reading, I was shocked. My love for coffee and desserts had crept up on me over the past one year and I weighed in at a hefty 71kg! T_T

That's 7kg gained since coming back from Japan where I had lost 6kg. I have always been a self-loving all time voluptuous/curvy/plus-size/larger than life girl but 71kg would probably explain my constant knee pains when running. Losing some weight for health sake became my priority going into this detox programme with Dr Esence.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Are You Guardian's Face of Healthy Beauty?

A long time ago, my perception of beauty was whatever America's Next Top Model projected every season. Today, having grown older and more surer in my own self-esteem, I came to the realisation that true beauty is more than just your outer appearance but how you live life to the fullest in the healthiest of ways - physically, mentally and emotionally.


With this in mind, I am happy to announce that Guardian has launched its nationwide quest to uncover four women, who best fits the description of 'The Face of Healthy Beauty' to be its brand ambassadors. And to be clear, in the words of Guardian's own CEO, Soren Lauridsen, "'The Face of Healthy Beauty' is NOT a beauty contest."

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Realme 3 Pro (RM899) and Realme C2 (RM429) Launched in Malaysia

With the prices of smartphones rocketing into the thousands, it's hard to imagine a time when phones in general costed less than RM1,000. Enter Realme with its launch of not one but two new phones in to the Malaysian market yesterday.

Monday, May 13, 2019

My Return to OCR: Viper Beach 2019 Port Dickson

I can't believe this is my first OCR of 2019. Have I really been that out of touch with my fitness side? I think the answer is clearly yes. Sad die me :(

I even had a reader who joined in one of my bootcampy sessions and told me she realised I didn't write so much about OCR about anymore. That was a wakeup call to me and could possibly be why I signed up for Viper Beach and Viper Arena.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Triumph Aqua Collection with More Push

Most ladies may or may not be aware about this - Getting the right amount of push to emphasize your bust/ cleavage. The right amount of cleavage can make all the difference between sultry and sluty, stylish and cheap to your outfit. For those in need of more push, behold the all new Aqua range by Triumph Malaysia. 

The new Aqua Lily collection offers the most versatile set of bras yet out of the long existing best-selling Aqua range from Triumph. Depending on your size and style, you can pick from three push up levels - Natural, Extra or Ultimate.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

5 Hotels in Malaysia For Solo Travellers

Travel solo through Malaysia and you’ll inevitably fall in love – a place that unravels unique experiences with its varied offerings. It has the capability to trigger wanderlust for anyone who wishes to explore this visual journey of nature, islands and sci-fi cityscapes! Every traveller here is exposed to a colourful metropolis where every culture, religion, and taste come together to form a new modern Asia! Profoundly known for its beaches, rainforests and cultural influences from the Malays, Chinese, Indians, and Europeans, Malaysia gives you an excellent visual narrative.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Songkran Celebration & Media Preview of dimsum

In conjunction with its Songkran campaign this month, video streaming service dimsum hosts a special media preview at STREAT Thai restaurant, Bangsar South. As the video-on-demand service with the largest Thai content offering in Malaysia, dimsum aimed to further promote Thai creativity and culture in Malaysia, as part of its Asian content focus.

The event is honoured by the presence and speech by Minister Counselor Mr. Amnat Phalapleewan from the Royal Thai Embassy. Among the cultural activities arranged for this occasion include dessert making of Khanom Chor Muang (Steamed Flower Dumplings) and Khao Neeo Mamuang (Mango Sticky Rice), traditional costume wearing, and traditional rice craft-making.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Get Your Bose Needs at its new 1Utama outlet


If you are looking to spruce up your entertainment system whether it's for your home or office or just for you on the go, then swing by the new launched Bose Single Branded store in 1 Utama.

Friday, April 19, 2019

New Summer Flavours are here at Starbucks Malaysia

Can you feel the summer feels setting in already? Starbucks Malaysia is ushering in the return of summertime favorites that reminds you to relax and take in the mini-moments that create your own kind of happy.

Now you can take a break from all those generic pearls and sip on Starbucks' refreshing own version of pearl aka the Pomegranate Pearls that comes available in the all new Mixed Berry Frappuccino with Pomegranate Pearls. And I can safely say, this drink is really delicious.

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Bar°n Opens Its Doors at Sunway Pyramid

 

After having made its mark in Gurney Plaza Mont Kiara, Desa Park City, Citta Mall and Pavillion Kuala Lumpur, The Bar°N has now opened its doors in the ever iconic mall of Sunway Pyramid. Known for its extensive selection of wine (racks and shelves of it!) The Bar°N's latest and fifth outlet continues to offer a wide menu of food ranging from snacks to western to Asian cuisine all under one roof in an exciting and classy setting.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Go Natural Beauty with Guardian

They say that beautify is only skin deep. In a sense that is true with beauty not only being about the ideal complexion or how well can you do your makeup. Beauty is also being about healthy inside and outside. The key of true beauty is good health and sometimes the best way to go healthy to go natural.

With April being Guardian Malaysia's "Let's Go Natural" month in all stores, customers can look forward to great deals and savings up to 50% for products ranging from skincare, cosmetics, hair care, oral care, bath care and health care that contain nature-friendly ingredients.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

DiamondPure Milk: A1 vs A2

Fun fact: There are actually two kinds of milk available in the market: A1 and A2.

What is the difference, you ask? According to the Authority Diet website, the difference between A1 and A2 is in the amino acid chain number 67. At this position, A2 features proline whilst A1 is linked with histidine. This mutation in the amino acid chain link of A1 milk is supposed to cause adverse effects in humans, whilst making A2 milk the healthier option.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Get Your Proteins In with New Dutch Lady +Protein

Did you know that the Malaysian Dietary Guidelines recommends two to three servings of milk and dairy in a day? FYI one serving of milk is equivalent to a 250 ml glass. It's not new news that we should have a balanced diet but a busy lifestyle can result in healthy food intake taking the back seat. The lack of protein intake can led to numerous health problems such as stunted increase in height and weight, as well as unhealthy loss of weight and lean body mass.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

FujiFilm launched T-X30, latest of the X Series range

Fujifilm Malaysia has officially launched the Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless digital camera on March 16th 2019. It is the latest addition to the X Series range of cameras, renowned for their outstanding image quality, proprietary color reproduction technology and intuitive dial-based handling.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Two New Springtime Beverages at Starbucks Malaysia : Matcha + Azuki

Starbucks fans are in for a treat to help them counter the Malaysian heat with the introduction of their latest two additions of springtime favourites. Combining two iconic tastes in Asia - matcha and azuki aka red bean, Starbucks has officially launched the all knew Matcha Azuki Blossom Crème Frappuccino and Azuki Blossom Crème Frappuccino blended beverages at a media preview event at the Jaya One outlet.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Halal Dim Sum at Dodo Dim Sum and Bowls, Subang Parade

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to try out the halal dim sim and boat noodles menu at the all new Dodo Dim Sum and Bowls in Subang Parade. Dodo Dim Sum and Bowls is a part of Ri-Yaz Global Good Brands, a subsidiary of the Ri-Yaz Group. Aka the same group that owns Dash Resorts Langkawi.

We were treated to a cosy setting upon entry with bright artworks donning the walls. As we slid into our table booth, the waiter immediately came over with glasses of refreshing lemongrass drinks and a quick explanation of what we will be dining on that night.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Making Waves with Mermaids at Sunway Lagoon

Hans Christian Andersen inspired the magic of these creatures with his fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" that Disney took and warped into a children movie. Mermaids — legendary half-human, half marine creatures — have fascinated people for centuries and inspired many "sightings."

This March, Malaysians and families from all walks of life have something really unique to expect at Sunway Lagoon. Specially planned to coincide with the upcoming Malaysia school holidays, Sunway Lagoon’s Waves of Fun programme presents Mermaids Alive!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

[Review] BuyAndShip Beauty Haul from US

Who can resist the lure of cheap online shopping? Online shopping is made even better when I can buy even cheaper stuff from overseas with a reasonable forwarding service, thanks to BuyandShip. You may not have heard of it yet partly because BuyandShip had only just arrived in Malaysia last year but they have been tending to the US, UK, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea markets for a while now with warehouses in those countries to cater to your shopping frenzy.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

ANA KL - Tokyo NEW Business Class Menu by Zipangu, Shangri-La KL

I often get questions asking me which airline do I use to travel to Japan and I would always say check the price on ANA first. If you can afford it, go for it. The comfort and service is worth that extra dough. ANA is Japan's largest 5-star airline for six consecutive years and from the moment I checked-in my luggage right up to when I collect them at my destination, it was easy to see why this airline was so deserving of this rating. ANA is perhaps the ideal representation of Japan hospitality and the best way to introduce you to its country. Heck, even its domestic flights are top-notch with self-check-in luggage services that continue to impress me till this day. 

Friday, March 8, 2019

OYO Celebrates Independent Malaysian Women Travellers

It is true what is said, “To travel is to live”, and more so now where more and more people find a way to lose themselves in their travels. A surge in people globetrotting has been seen owing to awareness and accessibility of newer destinations. You’ll discover places beyond your imagination, experience new cultures and find an inner nomad that you never knew existed. People travel with their own distinct purposes - to discover new frontiers, pursue business opportunities, or simply to unwind and relax. Travelling solo allows you to set your own pace, have an intimate contact with foreign cultures, and meet new people and broaden your horizon. On the other hand, travelling with a companion could allow you bond over shared experiences, excitement and newer things to explore in addition to safety. 

In the spirit of International Women’s Day, OYO Hotels Malaysia spoke to some female travellers on their take on travel.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Wagyu More Buffet: All You Can Eat Steamboat Buffet for Only RM36.80

I confess, I go to Midvalley Megamall so often that I might have eaten my way through all their F and B tenants within my budget, of course. There will be days when I end up wandering around in search of something new only to eat the same thing again. Who else has the problem?

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Starbucks Malaysia New Spring Drinks

Is it already the end of February?? That was fast! We are 10 months away to the end of 2019 already. Wow, wouldn't it be nice to sit back and chill with one of Starbucks' new spring drinks?

Friday, February 22, 2019

SCKLM 2019 Ballot Results Selected

Are you amongst the lucky 12,000 in Standard Chartered KL Marathon's first ever ballot draw?

I am not, mainly because I will be participating under the Run for a Reason category thanks to Dirigo Events. This year, I have selected Dignity for Children Foundation as my charity and will be once again 21km. Which means, there might be a chance I could be running alongside our very own Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. Wait, whatttttt....??

Read on, people.

Monday, February 11, 2019

SCKLM 2019 opens Balloting for Public

Hear ye hear ye! 

Is Malaysia's own SCKLM joining the ranks of popular marathons such as Tokyo and Berlin Marathon whereby you now need to ballot for an entry?

Why, yes it is! 
Due to the overwhelming response to the loyalty registration period for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2019 (SCKLM2019), there is a reduced number of slots available for public registrations as compared with the year before. There are a total of over 10,000 slots available across all categories and in order to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity of getting a race slot, public registrations for the SCKLM 2019 will be in the form of a ballot. 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Disney Tsum Tsum x Cathy Doll Makeup Collection, Guardian Malaysia


Talk about cuteness overload for fans of Disney Tsum Tsum. After a long wait, the adorable Disney Tsum Tsum x Cathy Doll range of makeup has arrived in Guardian Malaysia stores nationwide.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

A Twist of Australian Summer Fruits Shared at CNY

We all know that CNY is notorious for tempting snacks and dessert all day everyday. So how about for a change, serve fruits instead? Australia’s freshest summer fruit produce is now in Malaysia with Taste Australia recently launching its “Sweeter When Shared” Summer Fruits campaign. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Huawei NOVA 4, RM1899 available on 14 Feb in Malaysia!

Following its global launch in December, HUAWEI recently launched the new HUAWEI nova 4 to Malaysian consumers. Running on Kirin 970 and 8GB RAM, the HUAWEI nova 4 delivers the ultimate user experience with its Punch FullView Display on everything from productivity apps to high-octane action games. Shipped with EMUI 9.0, it allows users to access work and entertainment apps easily with a few simple taps and swipes.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Razer Phone 2 for Gamers Launched in Malaysia

Mobile gamers, enjoy for the Razer Phone 2 has finally landed in Malaysia making it the first gaming smartphone to launch in Malaysia. And the pricetag? 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Starbucks Teavana Kicks off New Cold Foam range just in time for the CNY Heat!


The famous CNY heat is approaching fast and with it, a need to constant quench our thirst. Which is why Starbucks Teavana could not have picked a more opportune time to introduce their new range of Teavana Tea Beverages. Thanks to Starbucks Malaysia, I got a sneak peek and taste of their latest range and all I can say is...I love love love love it.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Instagrammable Fruit Desserts at Namelaka Patisserie, Bangsar

Bangsar continues to be the area to head on to for desserts with new dessert specialist Namelake joining the neighborhood. By now, you would have come across their incredibly life-like fruit desserts all over Instagram and why not? Their desserts were oh so very pretty and most importantly, an interesting treat to the palate.

Monday, January 14, 2019

'Light-as-Air' skincare with Olay Magnemask and Whip Moisturiser

I dare say I am quite fortunate to have youthful looks despite a non-existent skincare routine. But of course, now that I am in my 30s, there is only so much mother nature can do before my skin suffers the effects of time. Which was why when Watsons Malaysia and Olay launched their new range of skincare recently, I was like 'yassss that product has my name written all over it'.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Buy And Ship Your CNY Needs

Chinese New Year is just under a month away and it’s time to do some CNY shopping. Decorations, outfits and make up for every CNY open house and just about anything else to wow your visiting family and friends. If you’re like me, I bet you’re already scouring the internet for great shopping deals and I found some stellar make up deals from Elf Cosmetics from US. Less than RM50 for a makeup palette and brushes.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Starbucks Chinese New Year Teavana selection

Celebrate this Chinese New Year with Starbucks Offerings! Embracing the spirit of innovation and reimagination for the New Year, Starbucks Malaysia is introducing a brand-new way to experience tea with its range of Teavana™ tea beverages. These new modernized tea experiences at Starbucks reimagines Malaysian tea culture by combining classic teas with unexpected flavors, which offer warm and refreshing options for any occasion. Try out the Teavana™ tea beverages at your nearest Starbucks Store today!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Honor 10 Lite Launched in Malaysia starting at RM749

At an affordable starting price of RM749, Honor has officially launched the all new Honor 10 Lite today at KL Live, Life Centre. The new phone can be purchased in Sky Blue and Midnight Black colors exclusively on Honor Malaysia’s official Lazada store and hihonor.com/my starting 10AM on 9 January. Fans can also look forward to the 3+64GB higher spec models which comes in Shiny Red and Sapphire Blue. Priced at RM799, these two models will be made available in Malaysia at a later date.

[Interior Design] Picking the Right Belgium Fabrics for Your Lifestyle


Have you ever given thought to the kind of fabrics in your home? It’s not just about the curtain or sofa covers but rather a blend of colour, texture and practicality. Fabric can be used to frame, pull out or accent your decor or theme. One thing you may have noticed about interior designing is that designers always work around a combination of fabrics to achieve a certain look and feel of a room.