Monday, July 29, 2019

Nest Hotel Kumamoto review

My initial plan was actually to stay overnight in Takachiho, Miyazaki before heading to Kumamoto. But a month before the trip, I got a message from the host saying that due to unforeseen circumstances, he was unable to accommodate my group for our dates. So with a heavy heart, I cancelled my booking at his place. Anywhere else in Takachiho would have been too pricey and so I decided to change my plans and stay an extra night at Kumamoto.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Catch Two World Coffee Champions at Roastedly, Malaysia Coffee Fest 2019

I feel that people often underestimate the importance of a good cup of coffee in the morning. Ask anyone in my (tiny) circle of friends and family and they will tell you that I am a snappish being from hell before I have my coffee. Fortunately though, I am not crazy picky about where I get my coffee. Be it from beans, 3-in-1 or via drip, I am totally fine as long as it's good, has a caffeine kick, and I get it before 10am. Otherwise all hell will break loose.
Jason Loo in action
Anyway, if you're a staunch coffee drinker and want to learn more about coffee, the Malaysia Coffee Fest 2019 is currently underway at 1 Utama Shopping Mall. There you can learn how to extract the best brews out of your coffee beans from Malaysia’s very own national and international coffee champions – Regine Wai and Jason Loo.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Malaysia Coffee Fest 2019

Soak in the caffeine-fueled festival which will satisfy your love for all things coffee!

Malaysia’s biggest coffee festival will gather and feature world-class baristas, local coffee artisans and the latest coffee products for fellow enthusiasts of the dark brew! Running for the third year, the highly anticipated coffee event will be held at 1 Utama Shopping Centre from July 25 - 28, 2019 with more than fifty participating vendors as they celebrate Malaysia’s buzzing coffee culture. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

SCKLM 2019: Under Armour Announced as Official Apparel

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2019 (SCKLM 2019) today announced the addition of high performance sportswear brand, Under Armour, as its official apparel sponsor for this year’s run. As the official apparel sponsor of the 11th edition of the race, Under Armour will outfit 40,000 participants with their running shirts.

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!