Friday, March 27, 2020

Mission Food’s #Perfecttogether2020 Contest Cook, Share And Win Big This Ramadan

With more people cooking at home lately, it is the perfect time to dive into your culinary creativity and make use of the versatility of your favourite pantry staples. Mission Foods is offering consumers a chance to put on their chef’s hat and get to work creating their best Ramadan recipes to win BIG cash prizes!

In its first ever #PerfectTogether2020 contest, Mission Foods is on the lookout for Malaysia’s best 10 Ramadan recipes with a dash of creativity, offering BIG cash prizes worth RM17,000 and a chance to have their moment in the sun with recipes shared on Mission Foods’ social media sites.

Mission Foods, one of the world’s leading tortilla, flatbread and corn chips producer has been delighting customers in Malaysia over the years with its range of exciting products – from wraps to pitas, naans, pizza bases and more, Mission Foods products provide the perfect canvas for culinary masterpieces. Mission’s #PerfectTogether campaigns have won local, regional and international awards over the years and will take a new spin this year as it engages consumers directly.

Kickstarting from the 16th March till the 15th April 2020, the #PerfectTogether2020 Contest invites styled recipes from Malaysians incorporating Mission Foods products and one other food brand.

A total of 10 winners with the most interesting photos and innovative recipes will win cash prizes. The grand prize takes home the big RM5,000 while the first runner up walks away with RM3,000 cash prize and the second runner up wins RM2,000. That’s not all – seven consolation prizes of RM1,000 each will be given away too!

The more submissions, the higher the chance of hitting the jackpot! Participants only have to share the complete recipe(s) along with two styled photos in the comments section of the contest post on Mission Foods Malaysia’s Facebook page (@MissionFoodsMalaysia).

Terms and conditions apply.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

KRR Celebrates the Life & Legacy of Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers, iconic country singer and founder of the Kenny Rogers ROASTERS chain of restaurants has passed away peacefully from natural causes recently, surrounded by his family. The husky-voiced singer, who was a man of many talents famously said, “People know I like to sing. What they don't know is I like to cook or better yet, enjoy good food.”

Monday, March 23, 2020

Yossou, Nagasaki: 150 years old Chawanmushi Restaurant

There was an ancient saying that goes...when in Nagasaki, eat chawanmushi. Okay, no. That ain't right. But Nagasaki does have one of the best and oldest restaurant in Japan that specialises in chawanmushi. Yossou is located in downtown Nagasaki in Kankodori Shopping Arcade and just off the main street.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Nagasaki, Kyushu [Day 4 Part 2] - Meganebashi Bridge

One of the places I've heard so much about when researching Nagasaki was Meganebashi aka the Spectacle Bridge. It runs over Nakashima River in downtown Nagasaki, near China town and against a backdrop of the hills and slopes, makes for a very pretty sight. 

The bridge got its name from its double arches when reflected in the calm waters of the river will look like a pair of glasses from the neighbouring bridges.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

RealMe C3 with MediaTek Helio G70 processor now in Malaysia

realme Malaysia recently launched its first smartphone with MediaTek Helio G70 processor, realme C3. This model is a new addition to realme’s C series, which has 10.2 million users across the globe. Previous versions, realme C1 and realme C2 have successfully disrupted the entry-level segment of smartphones. With this newly realme C3 excels in both performance as well as its colourful design which enhances the technology and lifestyle aspects for Malaysian youths.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Viper King of the Mountain 2020

I kicked off my 2020 OCR season with Viper's first event of the year in Genting Highlands. So glad that they've brought back this event because it's easily one of my favourite. I mean, cold chilly air, shopping at Genting Premium Outlet and hotpot in the skies? How not to be excited?

Monday, March 9, 2020

[Review] Padi Box: Sekinchan's Instagrammable Container Hotel

I did a quick staycation in Sekinchan in December and I was determined to wake up to the sights of a green paddy field with the morning sun spilling over it. So I booked a container room at Padi Box Container Homestay. As luck would have it, the paddy fields has yet to be harvested during my visit. So major yay for me.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

IWD2020: Buy One Free One at Guardian Malaysia

Ladies, time to grab a friend because Guardian Malaysia is celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) this year with an exciting range of offers from now until 31 March 2020. With the theme “We’re More Beautiful Together”, customers can Buy 1 and get 1 FREE from over 250 products in the skin care and personal care category on offer. This will include special price knockdown promotions which will be held every Thursday to Sunday every week for the month of March 2020. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Top Activities For The Best Girls-Only Trip to NSW

With International Women’s Day right around the corner on March 8th, what better way to celebrate women power than an epic all-girls getaway? 2019 figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show than more than a third of small business owners in Australia are women – it’s an excellent time for the international community to support women-owned businesses in Australia, with New South Wales the ideal getaway – with a plethora of activities, food and wine options, and more that will ensure a holiday you won't soon forget.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

My Thoughts on AirAsia Unlimited Pass

I bought the AirAsia Unlimited Pass on its launch day and have used it already so I think that alone puts me in a greater authority to comment on it than half the "analytical" netizens out there. Initially I had no intention of doing this post but the more misinformation I saw on the Internet, the more triggered I became.

For an understanding of what the AirAsia Unlimited Pass is, go to the announcement post here.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Have a Fun-Tastic Day with Jack 'n Jill Roller Coaster

Jack ‘n Jill Roller Coaster is launching the FUN-TASTIC DAY campaign to thank Malaysians for being awesome snackers. On top of allowing Malaysians to indulge in this crispy potato rings, Jack ‘n Jill Roller Coaster initiated FUN-tastic day to spread joyfulness and cheeriness to all Malaysians.

The idea behind this launch is to simply “SPREAD THE FUN, SPREAD THE GIFTS” by encouraging Malaysians to share the enjoyment and keep the fun rolling. The best way to do that is having a dedicated celebration to simply have FUN while snacking on these amazingly yummy and fabulously flavored potato rings.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

AirAsia Unlimited Pass RM499: all you can fly for a year!

AirAsia guests can now take unlimited* flights for a year with the AirAsia Unlimited Pass at only RM499 nett, available for purchase on or AirAsia mobile app for seven days only starting today. 

“As the travel period spans across one full year, AirAsia Unlimited Pass holders can decide when best to travel and choose between exploring all available destinations or keep going back to the same favourite location over and over again in different seasons, the choice is yours!” said AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Meet Your KLSCM 2020 Pacers!

Have you ever used the services of a Pacer in a distance running event?

Was it because you wanted to finish at a certain time or because you needed the encouragement, motivation and advice that an experienced Pacer could provide? Those are usually the main reasons why runners decide to follow a Pacer during an event but collectively, the Pacing team of a particular event play a significant role in getting as many runners as possible to achieve their finishing time goals. Pacers also perform an unofficial role as ambassadors and advocates of the event.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Starbucks Lemon Meringue-Inspired Latte finally in Malaysia

I have always been biased towards Starbucks Japan but I do so love their innovative drinks that changes with the seasons. Everytime I got back to Japan, a visit to Starbucks is must for me. And one of the memorable drinks I had last year was its lemon latte. So yummy and refreshing!

Good news to all who is curious to try a version of this drink because Starbucks Malaysia has just announced its spring drinks which features the Starbucks® Lemon Meringue Latte and Starbucks® Hazelnut Cold Foam Iced Espresso with Coffee Jelly. This year, Starbucks is welcoming the Spring season with bold flavors and a renewed focus on cold craft and trendy jelly. Combining dual unique personalities to create mesmerizing tastes, spring in Starbucks will definitely satisfy your coffee cravings.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

'Getha' enough sleep with HawaIi Collection at Getha Roadshows

Having the right pillow, mattress and blanket is a must for me to catch some Z's and I am sure everyone can relate. But did you know that relaxing your five senses before going to bed can also contribute to a better quality sleep?

Yep, that's what I learnt at the Aloha Getha  Roadshow at Midvalley Megamall over the past weekend. I also got a chance to check out their new limited edition Hawaii series which are exclusively only available at Aloha Getha Roadshows. More deets on that later on.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Paul Immigrations Reviews: How to Apply for Singapore PR 

In terms of standard of living, Singapore has been ranked one of the best in the world. This should come as no surprise given its stellar healthcare and educational systems, modern infrastructure and low crime rates. Furthermore, the nation has long been known for its racial harmony and vibrant multi-cultural and multi-racial society making it easier for foreign visitors to feel welcome and accepted in this small but developed nation.
Singapore by Victor Gracia on Unsplash

Friday, February 14, 2020

Take off with Travel for Love on TLC (Astro Channel 728) This Valentine's Day

Discovery and Astro have teamed up to co-produce a travel lifestyle series for the first time, as part of a three-year content agreement and an extension of their distribution partnership. Called Travel For Love (wt), the unscripted series reinvents the genre of travel shows, with the added element of new relationships in a foreign land. The series sees micro influencers sent on the trip of a lifetime to experience all the magic of a new adventure, and the anticipation of meeting someone for the first time. It is scheduled to air on TLC (Astro Channel 728) at 9.25pm, Discovery’s flagship lifestyle channel.

Travel for Love is a social experiment presenting all the thrills of travel, with a refreshing take on the beginnings of new relationships. Kicking off in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak, the eight-part series will be shot in different parts of Asia. In each episode, the influencer will discover the amazing local flavours, colourful festivities and culture, and also step out of their comfort zones by travelling with individuals outside of their usual sphere of interaction. Will sparks fly as personalities clash, or will things smoulder and perhaps ignite new, intangible connections? Should a connection be formed, viewers can expect bonus digital content, with the tantalizing possibility of second dates and behind-the-scenes moments. The digital element provides viewers with an additional touchpoint and also helps give more depth to the story as each adventure unfolds.

Anna Pak Burdin, Discovery’s Vice President and General Manager for Southeast Asia said, “Powering people’s passions is part of our global DNA. We aim to fuel the interests of our superfans, on television screens and beyond. With this new series, we are marrying two passion points – relationships and travel – into a new format that not only captures the excitement for travel but also reveals the subtle nuances that are unique to Asian culture. We’re very excited to embark on this travelogue with a twist, together with our long-standing partner Astro in Malaysia.”

Relationships and travel are two content pillars that are popular amongst TLC’s viewers in Southeast Asia. Fans relate personally to the real-life aspirations of real people seeking love in programmes such as 90 Day Fiancé and Love at First Swipe, while wanderlusters are inspired by travel shows such as Wondernesia and long-running franchises like Fun Taiwan.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

9D8N Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Itinerary

After exploring many of the main metropolitan of Japan, what else is there to do that spirals outside of the beaten path? I would say embarking on a pilgrimage route. There is just something so sacred about following the trails of religious and spiritual individuals while immersing one’s self in the beauty of Japan’s nature. But of course, times have change and no longer do those wishing to embark on a pilgrimage route have to traverse city to city when we now have trains and buses. Nor is a pilgrimage route exclusively for the religious anymore. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Kaki Chan & Miraku Chan Oysters Valentine's Day Whatsapp, LINE and Telegram Stickers

February is a very spe-shell month for Kakichan the Oyster because his berthday is also in February. 9 Feb 2016 to be pacific. It was only 3 years later that he met Miraku Chan, the girl oyster. Living his whole life in a shell, it is a miracle that a beautiful girl oyster sardinely a-pier in his life.

Kakichan has been coming out of his shell more often because of Miraku Chan. This Valentines Day, Kakichan will try his best to shrimpress Miraku by giving her a boatquet of red roses, taking her to a movie and a jawsome boat trip.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Redoxon® celebrates Chap Goh Meh with Digital Lake of Health, Love and Prosperity

Huat ah!! 

What a pleasant surprise I got at work today. It's a care package from Redoxon - they probably heard how I have been rasping my way through the weekend with a sore throat post CNY.  Thank you Redoxon for the abundance of vitamin C for me to get well in time for Chap Goh Mei so I can throw oranges into the lake to find Mr Man. 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Nagasaki, Kyushu [Day 4 Part 1] - Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park

I started out this post as the usual day-to-day re-account of my trip there but as it progressed, I felt that the museum and the tragedy of which it served as a reminder deserved a post of its own. So here it is.

It was pouring cats and dogs on our fourth day in Kyushu, the tail end of a storm that has been plaguing that region for the past couple of weeks. There were reports of landslides and flooding in the center part of Kyushu but thankfully none near us. But boy, did it pour that morning.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

How You can Help New South Wales Post Bushfire

Booking a holiday to New South Wales (NSW) is one of the best ways to help support towns and people impacted by the pressures of recent bushfires and drought. The majority of the state, including Sydney, South Coast, North Coast, the Hunter Valley and Blue Mountains, is now welcoming visitors – whose vacations to NSW will provide benefits for entire local communities of accommodation providers, restaurants and cafes, visitor sites and small businesses which are both immediate and long-lasting.

When visitors stay local and buy local, it not only provides a financial boost to these areas but significantly boosts community spirit. Here are some of the top reasons to take a NSW trip now and in the coming months that you’ll enjoy and give back.

Friday, January 24, 2020

KLSCM 2020 Sells out In 7 Hours

When an event dubbed as the World's Worst Marathon sells out its slots in mere hours, there must be something wrong with the people who conducted the survey in the first place. Despite being ranked number 1 from the bottom according to Sole Supplier (who they btw), Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) once again proved itself to be the premier race to be at when all of its public participation slots were snatched up in just seven hours.

Hm...I don't see Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon selling out that fast and they are supposedly bidding to be considered a World Major Marathon event. Hah!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Nagasaki, Kyushu [Day 3] - Shimabara

When people ask me about my Kyushu trip, they often ask me: Why Shimabara? What's Shimabara? Where's Shimabara? Well, let me first answer by putting this photo here.

Yes, Shimabara first shot to fame in 2018 when social media picked up on three very peculiar resident dogs that would stick their heads out of the three square holes in the walls, thrilling passersby and travellers alike. The holes in the wall were initially cut in to allow airflow to the garden but upon noticing his dogs' odd behaviour, the owner added more. Now the holes have come their own little viewing window to the outside world. Too cute!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

OYO Hotels and Homes' Top 10 List and Milestones for 2019

OYO Hotels and Homes closed 2019 by announcing its Top 10 lists and milestones for its operations in Malaysia.  

  Starting in Malaysia in 2017 with just under 5,000 rooms and 121 properties, OYO had 17,474 rooms and 270 properties by late 2019.
   East Malaysia was a key growth segment, with Sarawak recording 51x growth in the number of OYO properties.
   Cities in Sarawak led in the growth of room numbers from 2018 to 2019:
o   Miri recorded the largest increase with 571 rooms
o   Kuching came second with 567 rooms
o   Bintulu was third with 381 rooms
   In Peninsular Malaysia, tourist favourite George Town saw the biggest increase in the number of properties at 5,710% comprising 346 rooms.
   Interestingly, upcoming destination Manjung saw the highest growth in rooms in West Malaysia at 3,750%, with a total of 375 rooms in 2019.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Special AirAsia CNY flights at fixed low fares

Malaysians traveling for the upcoming Chinese New Year are in for a festive treat as AirAsia celebrates Shared Prosperity with special late night flights at fixed low fares between Peninsula and East Malaysia from 21 to 31 January 2020. 

 Fly home from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu, Bintulu and Miri, as well as from Johor Bahru to Sibu at only RM149* one-way all-in-fares and from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan and Tawau at only RM199* one-way all-in-fares.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Stand a chance to ONG RM3,333 with Calbee this CNY!

Chinese New Year is fast approaching and apart from gathering with family and friends to share good food and great times, one thing synonymous with the celebration are the customs and traditions to bring in more luck so that the year ahead will be prosperous or in Chinese, “ONG!”

Want to try something new this year? Take on a new custom to be ONG with Jack ‘n Jill Calbee. Jack ‘n Jill Calbee will Elevate Your ONG with its golden potato chips and auspicious Chinese New Year Fortune Ang Pow Giveaway where you stand a chance to win the Grand Prize of RM3,333 cash ang pow and a Lion Dance Package Performance to usher in even more ONG!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Sayonara, 2019. Hello, 2020

Ah, what a busy year 2019 was. Even though I travelled abroad less in 2019, I gained so many more opportunities to discover myself through my work.