Monday, September 18, 2023
Friday, September 15, 2023
Thursday, September 14, 2023
The Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) 2023 is gearing up to be a thrilling spectacle as Malaysia's elite distance runners prepare to battle for supremacy in the Full Marathon Malaysian category. With over 40,000 participants set to converge on Dataran Merdeka over the weekend of September 30th and October 1st, this iconic event has gained recognition as the only race in Malaysia sanctioned by World Athletics with a coveted Road Race Label. As KLSCM celebrates its 15th edition, the Men's Full Marathon Malaysian category promises a heated competition featuring top-notch athletes.
Sunday, September 3, 2023
The vibrant city of Shah Alam recently came alive with music, merriment, and mouthwatering delights as the highly anticipated KEPCI Music Fest made its grand debut at the Melawati Indoor Stadium on Saturday, August 26, 2023. In honor of KFC's momentous 50th anniversary, this festival created an unforgettable experience that brought Malaysians together through music, culture, and, of course, delicious food.
The KEPCI Music Fest, born from KFC's commitment to nurturing community bonds and celebrating Malaysia's rich heritage, assembled legendary musicians and talented local artists to weave a musical tapestry that struck a chord with the hearts of thousands in attendance.
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Calling all running enthusiasts! If you're seeking a fresh challenge beyond the ordinary, look no further than the Trail Titans event, hosted by Dirigo Events – the brilliant minds behind the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon. The inaugural event kicked off with a bang at Kiara Hills, attracting over 450 spirited trail runners ready to conquer either the 16km or 10km categories.
Friday, August 25, 2023
Not many companies can proudly say they have been around for over 100 years. F&N is not one of those companies and recently celebrates 140 years with a a heartfelt theme that resonates deeply with the Malaysian community – Kisah Kita… Selamanya.
Any true blue Malaysian would have a connection to any product by F&N throughout their life as they have a diverse range of brands, weaving an enduring tapestry of shared memories. The brand collection now includes Sri Nona and Cocoacland. The anniversary theme, "Kisah Kita… Selamanya," captures the essence of these cherished traditions, where F&N products have served as catalysts for countless heartwarming connections among loved ones.
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
What would it be like to sleep in between shelves and racks of books and comics? If you're a bookworm or just a curious traveller, then perhaps Book and Bed Shinjuku might be worth a try on your next trip to Tokyo, Japan. Set in amidst the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku district, this unique capsule hotel is located just a 10 minutes walk from Shinjuku main station and two streets away from the busy Kabukicho where Godzilla looms.
Friday, August 4, 2023
Introducing Your KLSCM 2023 Pacers: Official Partner Brooks Outfits Pacers with Top-notch Running Gear
Friday, July 28, 2023
Royal Canin, the leading provider of scientifically tailored pet nutrition in Malaysia, is excited to participate in the 6th annual edition of Kucing Expo, the country's largest cat exhibition. Taking place from 4th to 6th August at the MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC) in Kuala Lumpur, the event promises to be a celebration of feline companions and responsible cat ownership.
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Are you ready to take your aerial photography skills to new heights? DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and innovative camera technology, is thrilled to announce its latest masterpiece, the DJI Air 3. This powerful drone is the newest addition to the Air Series, boasting incredible features that will leave photography enthusiasts in awe.
Fans of MILO, have you ever wondered what is the secret recipe that makes Milo so damn good?
Well, brace yourself for an extraordinary experience like never before as MILO has recently introduced the world's first-of-its-kind 360° Immersive MILO Goodness Truck. This a revolutionary initiative is aimed at educating people from all walks of life about the natural goodness of the ingredients that make up our favorite cup of MILO.
Saturday, July 15, 2023
A solo jaunt into Seputeh found me at Ghostbird Coffee, a hidden cafe that shares its space with a Yoshoku-inspired pop-up kitchen, Ramen Project. For a late Saturday morning, the cafe was quiet - a rarity in today's explosion of cafes in Malaysia and I absolutely milked in the peace and quiet.
The place was inviting with all sorts of homey furniture and decorations that didn't match. In short, it had the vibes and feels of someone's home. Ghostbird Coffee Company was its own roastery and upon wandering over into the shoplet side, I could sniff the scent of freshly roasted coffee beans. Delightful.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Let's dive in!
1.Swim with Dolphins in Glenelg: Experience the thrill of swimming with wild dolphins in Glenelg's crystal-clear waters. Book a guided tour and get up close and personal with these intelligent and friendly creatures, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Monday, July 3, 2023
Sunday, June 25, 2023
Friday, June 16, 2023
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Friday, May 26, 2023
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
If you're a coffee lover in Tokyo, you won't want to miss the Starbucks Roastery Reserve Tokyo, the 'it' specialty coffee shop that offers an unforgettable coffee experience, regardless if you're a Starbucks fan or not. Located in the vibrant Nakameguro neighborhood, this coffee roastery is the perfect place to savor the rich, flavorful Reserve coffees that Starbucks is known for.
There are only six Starbucks Roastery outlets in the world and Starbucks Roastery Reserve is the second largest and undoubtedly the prettiest.
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Malaysia’s premier distance running event, which will take place in Dataran Merdeka on 30 September and 1 October, has been awarded the prestigious Road Race Label by governing body World Athletics, making it the first running event in Malaysia and only the fifth in South East Asia to receive this recognition.
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Easy hike with massive payoffs was how one of the blogs described Bukit Guling Ayam. And I agreed!
With Bukit Tabur closed off to the public due to the danger it poses, Bukit Guling Ayam is perhaps the next best site for a hike along the quartz ridgeline. To even call it a hike seems like an overstatement but what else can I call it?
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
If visiting Japan at the peak of cherry blossom season is on your bucketlist then this is the post for you!
Prior to Covid, I had an ambitious weekend itinerary planned to fly in and fly out of Tokyo to see their sakura season at its peak. Then of course lockdown happened and that plan was put on hold until 2023. Revenge travel applied here as I picked up on my original plan to travel during cherry blossom season and extended it to include Mount Fuji spotting as well.
Here's my 7D6N itinerary rundown:
Friday, April 7, 2023
Honeydew melons have been cultivated for thousands of years and prized for its tender juicy flesh and rich sweetness. The fruit requires warm and sunny weather to grow, and is typically harvested in summer, in its “shun”. This is when they are at the peak of flavour – they produce a distinct rich floral sweetness with a delicate musky aftertaste. These flavours are perfect to elevate a Roku cocktail.
It could be said Japan has a fifth season – Tsuyu (梅雨), literally meaning “plum rain”. Tsuyu comes between spring and summer and is a time of consistent, gentle rains. This is also when the plum tree starts to bear fruit and is ripe for harvesting, in its “shun”. When tsuyu arrives, plums peak in aroma and flavour; they develop such a striking rich sweetness which adds depth to a Roku cocktail.
Kumquats are a native Southeast Asian citrus fruit that taste like a mix between orange and grapefruit. They love warm weather and are ready for harvest between late winter and early Spring, in their “shun”. This is when bold tangy flavours come alive, resulting in the distinctly citrusy flavour of the fruit. The appetizing sweetness of the peel also makes it a favourite in desserts. The kumquat is perfect to elevate a Roku cocktail.
Head bartender of Jann KL, Darwin Ng, chooses the citrusy Kumquat to pair with his Roku signature cocktails, the perfect experience for diners who are looking for something different and exciting.
For this season, Eric Chang from Coley Cocktail Bar singles out the unique Spring botanical used to make a Roku to showcase his signature cocktails, the delicate Sakura. For cocktail lovers who appreciate refine, exquisite cocktails that exude simplicity, Coley presents its signature Roku Sakura cocktails; Hanami, Sa-Kura, and Nanoka.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
After three long years, I am finally going to go back to Tokyo, Japan for cherry blossom season! And as luck would have it, the full bloom came early this year. Alongside a sprinkle of downpour over the week I'll be back in my kampung.
Oh well. If there was one thing rain is good for, it's driving the crowd away.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Friday, March 3, 2023
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Did you know there are two ways to stock up on your K-Beauty products? The first is by flying all the way to Korea and going on a shopping spree in Myeongdong, and the second way is to drop by your nearest Watsons and buying RM120 and above worth of beauty products. And while you're at it, you also stand a chance to win a 5 Days 4 Night (5D4N) trip to South Korea!
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Thursday, February 2, 2023
I was assigned to a work trip to Qatar to create social media content and got to enjoy a one way business class experience onboard Qatar Airways from Kuala Lumpur to Doha. I have ascended as a traveller *cue the angel's singing*
My group was initially in economy, which I didn't mind since I have heard nothing but praises for Qatar Airways. It was my first time too on Qatar Airways so I was excited to experience it. But when we got to the departure gate, we found out that we had gotten an upgrade to business class.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Saturday, January 7, 2023
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Shutterbugs and instagrammers, if there is one spot you must visit in Seoul, it's the Starfield Library located in Asia's largest underground mall, COEX Mall in Gangnam. You will be surprised to learn that the library is a permanent part of the mall and open to all.
The two storey open space library is home to over 50,000 books and magazines with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. Occasionally there will be centerpieces set up right smack in the middle of the library depending on the season.