Admit it – regardless of how beauty is interpreted, a glowing skin is still the pride and joy. Let it be for the women or men, I am certain you will sense an overwhelming feeling of happiness whenever people compliment your looks. By right, there is nothing wrong with being proud of your skin because it says that you care and you maintain your skin well. Definitely I won’t deny, of course I love it, if not for looking a few years younger but mainly for my clear skin. While I do have a choice of dolling-up with layers of make-up which is rare but once a while I do, I prefer a presentable complexion defended with the daily beauty regime and the weekly home facials. However, despite applying sun block, quite a thing actually to totally prevent age spots and sun spots since I sweat profusely when I am cooking or gardening. Blame it on the hormonal imbalances, these spots are not really prominent, but instead of allowing them to worsen or trying out new skin care products, I opted to restore-rejuvenate my skin at the good hands of a professional skin doctor.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
How can I possibly don't agree? Life indeed is demanding and it doesn’t help that the hustle and bustle of the city can take a toll on our well-being. Honestly, sometimes I ask myself – what are we chasing after, though obviously a better comfortable life and of course, like they say – we gotta work and strive for what we want. Then again, amidst the busyness and quest for success, I certainly hope we don’t neglect our health. Quite a thing actually, but without putting health as the priority, sad to say there goes everything.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
To celebrate the holy month of Ramadhan after the challenging long day of fasting, nothing is more rewarding than gathering with family and friends over a pleasurable festive buffet. While hotels all over Malaysia are abuzz with the preparation of meals to satisfy the hunger pangs, Cyberview Resort & Spa @Verandah Rrestaurant invites diners to delight the taste buds with its Iftar buffet within the backdrop of a serene tropical garden. Absolutely a feast on “live-on-wok” seafood galore when Chef Imran and his team generously stir-fry in action on fresh swimming tiger prawns, fish, cockles, bamboo clams and stingray ala-Thai style.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
It is once again the time of year for the much awaited Ramadhan celebrations with loved ones, family and friends. As the anticipation of gathering and strengthening bonds is growing strong with the holy month approaching, this year the Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur is sparking the traditions with enchanting ambience and favourite flavours – put forth rewarding culinary experiences for diners under the stars at its scenic poolside area as well as its all-day casual dining outlet, Charcoal. Indeed as always, the hotel takes the pleasures of dining, gathering and celebrating to a whole new level.
Friday, May 13, 2016
If you are hankering for some hand-crafted, artisan and eggless ice cream, then look no further than Melt’On. A homey, uncluttered and no fuss café with woody high tables and chairs and service counter, unlike the regular commercial ice cream outlets, Melt’On at Subang Jaya is a different kind of pride. Opened just two months ago and a delightful concept mooted by the son, dad and mum team, what sets this café apart is their appealing to the taste buds and eyes made from scratch alcoholic and non-alcoholic ice cream and waffles, indeed the creation and secret formula of Timothy’s mum.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Departing from Lion Park the next morning, in between the more than two hours coach ride to north-west Johannesburg, we stopped for lunch at The “Upper Deck Restaurant”. Busy-busy bustling with tourists, Upper Deck is a laid-back rustic grill-restaurant, boasting a huge and lively garden terrace and live music. As we sat at the outside dining area, sort of a similar concept to Kirstenbosch Garden Moyo Restaurant, lunch opened up with a salad and then we opted between the three platters - seafood, steak and lamb, indeed, huge portions paired with salad and plentiful of fries. For dessert, while we continued sipping the chilled drinks and beer, we were served the colorful assortment of sweet stuffs - really and truly sweet!
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Give in and take, approximately 2 1/2 hours from Cape Town, we arrived at Johannesburg. Later, another 40 minutes drive to North West, Lanseria and here we were at “Lion Park” - pretty much the one and only sightseeing for the day, including lunching in South Africa’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, also known as Jo’burg.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Drawing inspiration from customers feedback for a lunch menu, Fish & Co recently unveiled a whole new set lunch at its flagship store in Pavilion KL. The launch of the “Lunch Gusto“, offering affordable pricing and menu varieties was attended by 30 famous online influencers, including yours truly. After being greeted by warm and hospitable staff, the event slowly and surely took off as online influencers continued redeeming their free Soup of the Day through #GlobalFishNCo Campaign. In fact, any diner can participate by posting their dining picture at Fish & Co. outlet with the caption of “Hello from Fish & Co. Malaysia!” and #GlobalFishnCo.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Hoping to beat the evening traffic rush from one end of the city to arrive on time for this Zomato Foodie Meetup, unexpectedly I kept everyone waiting for at least fifteen minutes. Not a nice feeling as I have always been a punctual person, somehow there I was at the entrance of Bangsar Shopping Complex, a familiar ground where I used to party at Iguana like there's no tomorrow. Duh! Those were the years when Nava K was the energetic sweet young thing. Anyway, pondering over the “yay-nay” memories, I was unsure which direction I should go, and by now, my make-up ruined and my hair soaking wet because of the hot-humid weather. Moreover, as I have been wrestling the little demons which are still pulling my deep down happiness apart, I was sort of agitated as well.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Absolutely flawless, so it was and I vouch it will be for you. KimNaNa Bento - everything was spot on from the start till I delectably tucked into the Bentos - one for lunch and the other naturally for dinner. Alright, this is how it began with the ordering for me. Truly easy, between the selection of Gumiho Beauty Bento, Club Bento, Club Veggie and Dutch Bento Pizza, I opted (how to order) for the Gumiho Detox Bento and Gumiho Anti-Aging Bento. These two bento sets I thought will do a whole lot of good to rest my digestive system as I have been continuously indulging in sinful food for the past couple of days and nourishing my skin has always been my number one priority.
Friday, April 22, 2016
After the recent Cafe Aroma's 5-Star kopitiam experience, yours truly was back to Dorsett Grand Subang for the Ramadhan blogger/media review. An annual celebration for the time of year, started off with the welcoming speech by Mr Hugo Herritsen, Area General Manager of Dorsett Grand Subang, the next sight to greet the diners' eyes was the traditional Malaysian cuisine. Tucking into the array of dishes, a personal favourite of mine definitely was the Roasted Lamb and Masak Lemak Nenas Ikan Masin. The meat was tender and the masak lemak for the ever-loved salty, sour, spicy and sweet tastes. Indeed, truly captivating!
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The best of French cinema, music, dance, art and gastronomy, undoubtedly a promising list of events await us during the Le French Festival 2016 (LFF). Kick started at the recent press conference and exclusive movie screening at GSC (Golden Screen Cinemas) Mid-Valley, I certainly had the privilege of being among the invited guests and media at Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) Mid-Valley. The annual and now formerly known as French Art & Film Festival that has trilled fans for 14 years returns, yes ladies and gentlemen - a new name this year, (LFF) for an exciting French inter-cultural experience.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
I’ve said it before and I must-must say it again. Okay, I do agree, yes I do - food ultimately binds foodies during a food review as and while we incredibly delight into the array of dishes. Nevertheless, for me, yes, me indeed, it has to be the valuable experience of listening to owner(s) on their breakthrough inspiring success journey despite the failures. At “The KopiShop By Yummylicious” the genuine sharing of Jimmy the owner I still remember till this day. Absolutely a motivation not to give up, never to take no for an answer and there are god send good Samaritan(s) when you least expect (My Starbucks Story). Truly and sincerely appreciated Jimmy.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Dorsett Grand Subang’s 5-Star Kopitiam experience is set in the fresh yet familiar ambiance of Café Aroma. Cafe Aroma’s Kopitiam is open for business every Monday to Friday from 12.00 noon to 10.00 pm, serving guests with all-time favourite items from the Kopitiam menu. The menu prices start from as low as RM4.00 nett per dish, includes traditional kopitiam favourites such as; Loh See Fun, Mee Rebus, Curry Laksa and Hong Kong ‘French Toast’ homemade Roti Bakar served with butter & kaya.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Over the past couple of years, I have had my fair share of travel experiences. Certainly I have. Travelling however didn’t fall right from the sky and on my lap just like that. Years and years of hard work and sacrifices, finally in my late forties as the major commitments in life settled down, I could afford to travel. As a seasonal traveler, I have learned that travelling is not about perfection or hoping for the best, but sure, clearly a joy and pleasure for the exposure to diverse cultures and sampling various types of cuisines. Still, despite exploring new attractions while I out there, within the next 5 to 6 days, I am counting the days to return home. Somehow, truly and surely, I miss Malaysian glories food - the spicy, salty and infused with local herbs dishes, eaten with rice or noodle dishes bolstered with similar tastes. Gosh! Speak about my daily food fix.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Cape Town - Loved! Loved! Cape Town as I've said (Cape Town 1 and Cape Town 2) is an incomparable nature beauty as one of the spectacular stunning places I have travelled to. More aptly, on the third day which was also our last day in Cape, we explored the other side of the city. An early start for the day, we travelled for an hour plus to arrive at Nederburg Wines, one of the older vineyards in Stellenbosch.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
No, no, not in my slightest moment I would have expected a sensational dining experience at M136 Coffee House (M for Maluri, 136 the lot number). Except for returning to back then familiar area which now is quite unfamiliar and a brief background about M136 Coffee House, expectation admittedly didn’t run high. Nonetheless, within just the first minute or two, the warmest welcome from the lady owner that lasted till I left after the sumptuous meal I will remember forever. She is simply adorable with her unselfish smile and she even came over to recommend the drinks I should try. Thank you Miss.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Over the years, over the many life experiences and over and over, I have drastically narrowed down my circle of friends. Treasuring the three to four good friends I believe is more meaningful compared to a wide variety of baggage-garbage friends. Not to say I am the aloof type or an introvert, I just feel pretentious friends are emotionally draining and who I let in my life will impact my happiness. Honestly, instead of wasting my time and money with unnecessary friends, I am happy with travelling (Vietnam/Cambodia, Dubai & Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai) to experience the wonders of the world and the other of course is valuing the moments with my other half (Travelling Solo When You Are Married).
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Really, honestly and sincerely, I can't think of a better way of introducing Mr Bean Mandarin Coffee Scrub except to say that it is an awesome and fabulous 100% organic coffee scrub made from premium ingredients including organic fair trade coffee beans, Himalayan pink rock salt, Demerara sugar, and organic cold pressed coconut and vitamin E oils. Absolutely yes, absolutely certain I am and absolutely I am going to tell you why. So stay tune to your thoughts and while you are at it, get to know Mr Bean Mandarin by connecting to the thought provoking product information and core value as stated on the packaging. Between the other two options of Mr Bean Coconut Coffee Scrub and Mr Bean Coffee Scrub Man, Mandarin Coffee Scrub is known for its benefits of -
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Two years and steadfastly growing, you can't miss the bold signboard of Wakon Japanese Restaurant (non-halal) just across the main road of Damansara Utama or within the Damansara Uptown area. The pride and joy of the humble and down of earth Chef Sundy Chim who has belted years of expertise in the F & B industry in Hong Kong, Wakon is the reflection of chef’s love for Japanese cuisine. Also, for the love of the laid back and relaxed Malaysian environment, chef decided to move his restaurant to Malaysia.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Honestly, I find it quite annoying when people ask why I travel solo. I mean, I can't understand why others can''t accept the fact that a married women like me is comfortable with exploring places on my own. Perhaps, I'm assuming could it be because of the traditional Indian norm whereby once a woman is married, the priority must be caring for her husband 365 days? Really, I'm not sure and if at all there are other reasons, I don't know either. To say it is only the women who want to know why I travel alone is not true. Men are equally curious. But women, they won’t stop asking and they “bling-bling” are puzzled when I say I am happily married, I am not a loner and I do travel with my other half maybe once a year. Whatever said, they still tend to doubt me.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Indeed, as a food blogger, I have had the chance of sampling various types of cuisines. Far from that, what is truly interesting with an invited review is the one to one experience of listening to the owner(s) on how they pursued their inspiration and passion in setting up their eateries. Here at Tea & Tattle, meeting Aven the owner ultimately was what I loved the most for it was the start to the 1 ½ hours of heart to heart conversation on his passion for food, how he started the first outlet in Ipoh and subsequently setting foot at Damansara Utama with this latest branch.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
With 600 over recipes in the last 5 years, sadly, the enthusiasm to share more recipes has fizzled out. Also, as I am pretty busy with a couple of other things I like to keep close to my heart, honestly, I hardly have been cooking. However, I still have 100 over recipes in my collection but back to the same point I've said, sharing recipes has become quite mundane and boring. So, I have re-routed to focussing on food reviews, fashion and beauty and my over spilled travel ventures. Otherwise, I am afraid I may even loose the passion for blogging or perhaps still share a recipe every two weeks once.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Travelling to South Africa was like a dream came true after I returned from the short vacation to Myammar/ Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai. Honestly, never in my slightest moment I would have imagined I will have the chance to see South Africa. So, I must thank my other half for this 10 days 7 nights once a year holiday together. Certainly not the average budgeted tour, we didn't mind paying for the luxury of staying in 4 and 5 star hotels, meals at decent eateries and shopping stops as always included as well.