A sweet treat by far I know is simply irresistible whether as a daily or occasional indulgence. Between the various choices of sweet snacks, generally, leaving aside the baked sweet stuffs, nothing can come close to chilled desserts when the weather calls for or simply to satisfy the craving. I for once have to say that I am pretty cautious of sugar loaded chilled desserts because overdoing it with sugar can lead to health complications. No doubt, I won’t deny I totally shun away from chilled desserts but rare is the occasion. However, with the arrival of Milkissimo gelato, it is assured I will be treating myself more often with their low fat, low sugar, no colouring, no artificial flavouring and authentic gelato.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Unlike Sarees and Sarongs, casual can be anything, I mean, there's no hard and soft rules about being comfortable with your skin to project the laid back and informal individuality. I for once admit I love knee length pants, t-shirts and slippers but these I know are not appropriate for every casual occasion. Casuals I've figured can best by categorized in my term as "real-real casual" and "smart casual". Real-real casual by far is dressing as you like whereas smart casual including for work is also informal attire, yet neat and with a certain edge of not going overboard by overdressing or under dressing to send the wrong personality signals.
Monday, February 1, 2016
One of the things I struggle with in a packaged tour is waking up before dawn. Not easy because I have been accustomed to staying up late working for myself and I don't see a reason for waking up early unless for valid reasons. However, I suppose for a short 3 nights 4 days vacation like this one (Chiang Mai 1 & Chiang Mai 2), it wasn't all that exhausting compared to the 9 days Turkey tour especially up by 4am for the Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia, Turkey. So, here at Holiday Villa, I was ready by 8.30am for the approximately 3 hours’drive to Wat Rong Khun, also known as White Temple, the current number one tourist attraction.
Friday, January 29, 2016
About Seborrheic Dermatitis
SD is a common skin condition (Primary Care Skin Forum 2016) that affects areas of the body with a particularly high concentration of sebaceous glands. This may include the eyebrows, bridge of the nose, nasolabial folds, ears and chest. It manifests as erythema, which progresses to flakiness and at its most severe, crusting of the skin. SD of the scalp is also particularly common, and in its mildest form may be referred to as dandruff. SD also often appears as cradle cap in infants. It usually clears by 12 months but can be a persistent problem during this time. The condition is also most common in middle age or older people. It may also be associated with those with a suppressed immune system, HIV and neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease. At present there are various approaches to the management of SD but there is no `gold-standard' product.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Unlike other food reviews which usually ends with a sweet rendition, it was a different experience at Buns & Meat. Sure enough, still a sweet treat but instead of cakes and desserts from the house, the stylish box I least expected. True to say, anticipation ran high trying to guess what is inside the box and surprise came in the form of the all-natural handcrafted-artisan Bespoke Sorbets. Artfully packed in clear bottle and tight with a string to secure the Kraft paper topper, the 4 favorite flavors in the box were
Monday, January 25, 2016
Walking into Buns & Meats after the long drive, I couldn’t help but be simply fascinated with the stylish, spacious and decked in contrast of bright colors atmosphere. Needless to say, to connect the casual concept and overall impression of the family-setting ambiance, the creative wall feature with colorful bottles is one of the central attractions. With options of sitting outside and two dart machines for some fun and entertainment in the inside dining area, Buns & Meat has already attracted plenty of attention within a short period of time, even before it’s one year mark.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
The two-month long Bio-Oil ‘My Scar My Story’ Campaign which was launched on November 1st 2015 received positive response with more than 100 scar stories shared by women all over Malaysia to inspire other women who are undergoing emotional distress as a result of their physical scars.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Located on the ground floor of Dorsett Grand Subang, Terazza Brasserie welcomes Mongolian Grill as one of their themed night buffet on every Wednesday from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm. Originally from Taiwan, Mongolian Grill has since become popular across the globe inspired by stories of Mongolian warriors and their culinary prowess. Using their large shield as makeshift woks, they would stir-fry their meats and vegetable over blazing fires whilst using herbs and spices to add more flavour to their meal.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Let’s face one important hard truth. The truth is none other than looking good and attractive for our age or perhaps even erasing a couple of years to look younger. I admit, I absolutely love it when people compliment and comment that I must be in my forties (yehhh!!). Well, regardless of the fact it is no easy feat maintaining the skin after reaching the big 5, I have never neglected the daily beauty regime and the at least once a week home facial. More so, countless products I have used especially various home facial masks and now, famed for its ultra-effective pharmaceutical grade Dr Morita facials masks from Taiwan.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
How's everyone doing? Hopefully all of you are as strong as tough as ever. Right! Remember our first start to Fashion With Sarees? Right again. And where are going today? Well, today we are going to look and speak about the sarong, another traditional pride and joy Malaysian attire. Yes, the sarong, the love of my late dad as well. Dad’s sarong of course the cotton sarong in checked designs and in his remembrance, I am keeping one of his sarongs close to my heart. Whenever I miss him, I whiff the sarong and some days, I can't help but tear drops do fall.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Just as I thought I'll stay put at home to welcome "Year 2016", 2 days earlier, arrived the good news. The Taste Enclave buffet invitation for two (RM150.00), generally people would say "god send", actually, it was Kelvin send. Asking my half-half to accompany me hit the wall. This man in the pretext of entertaining clients or maybe 80% true, preferred to usher New Year at the watering hole. Can I say anything? Not really because it will be same story the next year. More so, he is never comfortable with tacking along for food invitations. Well, busy man with business busyness, simple said, always busy.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Prior to boarding a long haul flight, it is like this for me - better early than late, check-in, a meal and then around the airport or worst comes to worst, sit-slouch somewhere before the "boarding call". Plaza Premium Lounge I have not only passed by but overlooked as well. Obviously, perceived as another criteria based membership status airport lounge, Plaza Premium Lounge actually is open to first class or economy class travellers for the "3Rs" (rest, relax and refresh).
Monday, January 4, 2016
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Too many twisted saga on my mind until emails I skimmed through instead of getting nitty-gritty. The opening launch supposedly the following week but?? Believing I will fly up-up and away as a blogger, I came over on this Saturday. Upon realising there were no skimpy beauty queens and kings posing in front of the outlet, to bribe (under the table still a norm) the co-pilot, at first I thought of "tosai" and later, oh-well-well-well, a Western breakfast guaranteed to keep him quiet.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Looking back at Seri Hartamas, really, what should I say?? No doubt plenty of memories though those already classified as the “X-Files”. Then again, no harm in being honest, spilling the beans or letting the cat out of the bag. Such, the gist is the partying years till the wee hours. Yep, those hay years especially the Fridays and Saturdays for the “breakout, break for the weekend” at the clubs/pubs with glasses of alcohol and gallons of beer and still save and sound to drive home in one piece. But now and over the last 15 years or so? No more "this boots are made for dancing" and being seen at the action packed grounds with the so called “BFF/Swingout Sisters”. Cheaper of course entertainment at home over a glass of wine, before announcing on social media - “Got to go everyone. An early day tomorrow at the temple. God bless you".
Monday, December 28, 2015
We women, we sure wear different types of masks. Happily or reluctantly we use the wife mask, mother mask, career mask, daughter mask, auntie mask and maid mask (whichever comes first). More so, Indian woman willingly wear the sentimental-emotional mask. Well, blame it on the family circumstances, for example, which pub and with whom husband is drinking, working hard to educate the kids as to achieve doctor social status, watching Tamil movies/dramas and feeling sorry for the dramatic characters instead for family members and on the phone day-in-day-out advising sister-in-law(s) how to be a superwoman. Such of course why conveniently forgotten is the face including the affordable face mask for the one unbelievable reason - “aiyo, where got time??
Friday, December 25, 2015
Affogato Soft-Serve, a must try for coffee aficionados. Creamy honey cream accented by drizzles of strong aromatic espresso gives off a bitter-sweet sensation that is bound to please coffee lovers. The sight of warm espresso, cascading over the cold signature fluffy, light velvety texture and creamy milky taste with slight salty undertones, unlike conventional ice creams which can be too creamy or artificially sweet and rich, it is a comforting juxtapose for tired souls needing a pick-me-up.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
"Waze”certainly was proven as the guardian god of directions for the stress-free drive from Shah Alam to Taman Taynton View. In fact, even with the rush hour traffic. I arrived within 40 minutes at Salasabaii. And despite the slim chance of diverting to twilight zone after keying in the exact address, a little confusion (just a little) because there’s other food courts along the same route. Nonetheless, I arrived at "KK 118 Food Court", parked at the spacious open area right in front, walked into Stall No 1, grinned and shook hands with Alexander the owner. I should have (yea, should have) also shook hands with Jirapreeya (his wife/business partner) but she sure was busy and so, we just smiled.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
They have forsaken me, I mean my long lashes and thick eyebrows are no longer there. For whatever reasons it may have been or as I like to assume age is the factor, lashes and brows certainly have withered. Age by far should be the valid-solid reason though I believe I am still young or young at heart. Then again, I have accepted that some things (ahem!!) can't be the same since the biological clock has stopped ticking way before the ripe age of 51.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Names (including Navaneetham Krishnan) always fascinate me and Rakshee? The moment I heard, for some reason or rather, the loving name made me happy. Well so, I was not wrong. Walking into the stylish, modern and a trending end lot café, indeed I felt the good vibes of Rakshee, meaning joyful and relaxation (derived from an informal Arabic language. Adorned in black steel, white tiles and dangling lamps, there is also the outdoor dining space and a long bench at the entrance to relax before or after a meal with friends or family.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
If not for the invited event, blur-blur I will still be about this restaurant-cum-pastry/bakery shop. Occupying three floors in a modern building with modern interior, the ground floor is the pastry/bakery shop. Just as I was walking up to the second floor, I noticed customers walking into the bakery to pack back the cakes, confectioneries and pastries. So close I was of taking pictures but since I wasn’t sure if allowable. I didn’t want to take the chance.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Husbands come and go, wives come and go and friends come and go as well. But the eggs you buy weekly and stock up in the fridge, they will forever be faithfully yours. Absolutely I know. Otherwise there wouldn't possibly be one after the other recipes (egg sodhi, cincalok omelette, rosemary potato egg salad, egg potato curry, tofu scrambled eggs, Chinese egg foo yung, egg cheesy bun, and Asian egg mayo sandwich). To stay true as a faithful egg lover, the easiest is omelette. To spiral it up further, I added other faithful and humble ingredients - canned button mushrooms, shallots, chillies and spring onion, for the mild freshness.