Are you the next Nestle Top Spender ?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the top spender of them all?

Welcome back to my blog, you amazing people! I came bearing good news that will definitely excite you, this time around. Did you know Nestle is running a contest at PG MALL to find a top spender? More information available below, so read the blog to know more!

Where do I find PG MALL ?

Let me be crystal clear, PG Mall isn’t a physical shopping mall but it is an online shopping website that allows you to find anything you want at a reasonable price.

This mall was recently named as one of the 3 top e-commerce sites based on iPrice insight report -https://iprice.my/insights/mapofecommerce/en/ .

I have recently purchased from over 8 stores in PG Mall and the experience is pretty pleasant because you get what you want by just typing on search button, and you will see the products of similar name. Nevertheless, I have been browsing more on this site compared to all the other major e-commerce site hence that proves it all. Since 10.10 is approaching, this is the best time for you to explore this website and find for all the things you need, from personal care to home necessities! Let me just add that PG Mall is the only local e-commerce site. As for the payment method, PG Mall is widely accepting most of the e-wallets available, such as Grab Pay, Boost Pay & payment gateway as it’s aimed to be able to diversify the platform on all-accessing outlook.

Nestle Top Spender – Oktober 2020

Any Milo lovers? Nescafe die hard fan? Maggi enthusiasts?

Nestle is currently running a contest till end of the month where the top spender will be walking away with a RM150 cash voucher!

October Top Winner prizes :

Weekly : 3 winner x RM80 voucher

Monthly Top Spender : 2 winners x RM150 voucher.

Imagine how many products you can purchase with that cash voucher ; I am stocking up on Nescafes and Maggi because what’s better time to do if not during their best sales time? Let me list down some of the products that I’ve purchased which co-incidentally is also on discount :

  1. NESCAFE Blend and Brew Original 28x19g, Buy 2 Free 1 Nescafe Red Mug – RM27.80
Category
: Groceries & Pets  >  Beverage  >  Coffee
Dimension (Length x Width x Height)
: 25.00 x 15.00 x 30.00
Weight(KG)
: 2.34375

I love the Nescafe Blend & Brew in Original, and let me also share with you that I have been collecting Nescafe mugs since my first year of college. This is the signature mug and I am super trilled that I am not only paying a discounted price for 56 sachets of Nescafe but also getting a Nescafe red mug as well. If you are not a fan of the original flavor, you can opt for the following which also comes with a free Nescafe red mug.

2. Nestle KITKAT Chocolatory – Triple Berries Special Edition – RM8.00

Just like coffee, I cannot resist Kit Kat, specially a specially edition one where there is fruits in it! So I’ve added it into my shopping cart. And guess what? It is also on discount, where it has been reduced from RM13.99 (original price) to RM8.00, that is a whole RM4.99 discount. Kid you not, people, this is literally the best promotion! However if you do not like berries, there are other options for you to choose from :

You can also opt for the Kit Kat bites if that’s more like your thing :

And also this cute bundle :

You can check more Nestle products through this link : https://pgmall.my/Nestl%C3%A9-Online-Store-1

Conclusion :

Honestly, PG Mall has never failed me when it comes to user experience be it the interface or the purchasing experience itself. It is straight forward and easy access within the website or application itself. Plus, they always have amazing discounts going on which is truly a great help specially at this pandemic time, we all want to save some cash where we can.

All the links to PG Mall social media handle is available below :

PG Mall – M’sia No 1 E-Commerce Site

Festive seasons are just around the corner, and a lot of preparations are ahead of us. Amidst this pandemic, I think we all deserve a reason to put a smile on our face and bring some colors into the current situation, literally. What is the better way to do so than online retail therapy? Added with some discount for extra savings, I’m sure you’ll be all lit up in no time. Good news because I know exactly where you should shop this time around ; PG Mall!

PG Mall – Background story.

PG Mall is yet another successful milestone by Public Gold Marketing Sdn Bhd, the leading pioneer in ASEAN’s precious metal industry. Founded in 2017 and this is an all in one online shopping destination that can be accessed via http://www.pgmall.my. Apart from being Malaysia’s No 1 E-commerce site, which is fascinating enough, PG Mall also adds another feather to its head by becoming the only local e-commerce site in Malaysia!

The icing on the cake, PG Mall was listed as one of the top 3 e-commerce sites at iPrice insight report -https://iprice.my/insights/mapofecommerce/en/ which is a remarkable achievement and something we should be proud about! Now, do you need more reasons to shop here? Of course, there are more pros on shopping on this site such as they accept all E-Wallet and payment gateways – which means you have lots more choices to make the payment! This is exciting news for me as I do have the tendency to top up my e-wallet accounts and sometimes it goes of no use as many shopping platforms do have their restriction on the payment method provided.

Since it is August which also signifies our Merdeka month, I personally think it would be apt for you to shop on this platform to show support for our local things, right?

PG MALL C-Wallet

Apart from the various payment option available – PG Mall also offers their own payment method which is through PG Mall C-Wallet. So what is a C-Wallet? Well, it is similar to an E-Wallet where you can top up any amount and it will be stored as credit which you can use for your future orders and allows you to make a payment without requiring a minimum amount to spend.

This is how you go about it :

This is how you go about it :

1. Login into PG Mall account : https://pgmall.my/mobile_account , https://pgmall.my/?Source=Blogger&BloggerID=414

2. Go to “My Profile” and select “c-wallet”

3. Click on the “Top Up” button

4. Select your preferred payment method and click “Pay Now”

5. Verify your payment, you will be redirected to the selected payment’s website.

6. Your top-up amount will immediately be reflected if successful.

7. HAPPY SHOPPING.

Refer here for the visual instructions.

GrabPay.

I do most of my transactions via GrabPay because it’s convenient and plus I get points in return which can be used for my future transactions so when I heard PG Mall is having a promotion to avail 31% OFF while using GrabPay – I knew it was my lucky day. If you are also an avid GrabPay user or someone who’d like to try this payment mode, the offer is valid from from 1st August till 30th September 2020.

The 31% off is capped at Rm20 with minimum spend of Rm60. So lets say, the total price of your product is Rm100, then Rm20 will be deducted hence the final amount you’ll be paying is Rm80! What a way to save, right? Each customer is entitled to redeem this discount two times throughout the campaign period and it is based on a first come first serve basis hence hurry up and grab the opportunity now! 

To avail of this promotion, you will be required to use code “ONLINEDEALS”. Remember, this is a first come first serve basis promotion hence do not wait any longer and start adding products into your shopping cart 😉

Official Store.

These are some of the established brands’ official stores that you can find on PG Mall.

PG Jewels

PG Jewels is an online jewellery platform that sells wide range of 916 gold jewelleries. Their aim is to allow their customers to experience the best online gold jewellery shopping by providing a wide range of genuine gold jewelleries at affordable price. Customer do not need to worry about hidden charges as they do not have one. The best part is they ensure the products are delivered fully insured assuring customer will receive the product safe and complete.

PG Gold Museum

PG Gold Museum is an online platform where customer can purchase gold bullion. If you are wondering what are these, let me explain further. Bullion is gold, in the form of bars, ingots, or specialized coins that is said to maintain its worth better than conventional currencies and is therefore kept as a form of emergency currency by both governments and private citizens alike. This is a good form of investment and PG Mall made it easy by offering it on their platform, allowing customers to get them at their own ease.

Some other official stores available are as following :

  • Aurora
  • Brand’s
  • Nestle
  • PHILIPS

Along with all the trusted official stores available for customers to purchase authentic products from with confidence – they also can enjoy discounts that available storewide without minimum purchase! Hence why PG Mall is the no 1 e-commerce site in Malaysia!

You can now download the app from the following links :

Apple store : https://apps.apple.com/my/app/pg-mall-shop-share/id1298973748

Playstore : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pgmall.prod&hl=en

Wait no longer and start your shopping now 🛍

Check out Now !! @pgmall.my
Website: https://pgmall.my/?Source=Blogger&BloggerID=414
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PGMallMalaysia

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/pgmall.my/
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Review 101 : The Cakery – Hit or Miss?

Life is too short to say “no” to cake!

Cake has been an essential part of our lives since Germans first baked them in middle ages to celebrate Kinderfest. Along the way, improvements happen and we commercialized baking essentials. Centuries later, no celebration is ever complete without the presence of cake. Talk about significance.

From just having a cake in a party, we are spoilt with the choices of cakes to choose from a countless number of bakeries. Recently I discovered a new bakery – that offers over 30 choices of cakes, cupcakes and brownies at a very affordable price. It’s “The Cakery“.

The Cakery.

Launched in May 2020, The Cakery is managed by Kavi Vithya, a cooking enthusiast that started her journey from the tender age of 8, all thanks to her grandmother who owns a restaurant. As Kavi Vithya works her magic on the cakes, brownies and cupcakes, Vinodh Menon, the founder takes care of the operational aspects and together, they aspire to become a prominent brand that delivers delicious cakes across the country.

Vinodh Menon, Founder & Operations Manager
Kavi Vitya – Co Founder & Baker @ The Cakery

With the mouth watering choices and aesthetically pleasing cakes and cupcakes, I wouldn’t be surprised if The Cakery becomes one of the sought – after bakeries in Malaysia. The price itself is reasonable, between Rm100 to Rm165 while 12 pcs of cupcakes are Rm75 for all flavors except for cheese, which is Rm85 while the brownies are Rm65.

Rm 75
Rm 100
Rm 65

Review.

First look ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I ordered the Pandan Gula Melaka cake – I got to be honest, out of the lot. This is my favorite. I’ve tried almost every Pandan Gula Melaka cakes out there, and this is definitely one of the pleasant ones. Let me start with the smell – OH SO GOOD! This is the first thing that caught my attention, and I am not lying when I say the smell alone got me drooling. Pandan leaves have a naturally sweet taste and soft aroma and when you add the aroma of Gula Melaka (Palm Sugar), its instant heaven ( if that’s even a term but that’s the best way I can describe it).

The cake decoration is minimal but classy. I think it is beautiful and almost couldn’t get myself to cut it. Let be honest, I love everything in minimal so the cake is just the kind I like. Coated with fresh cream – and bits of Pandan leaves on the top is definitely a sight for the sore eyes. At least for my sore eyes, 😜.

Taste ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

As pretty as the cake looks – the taste will not disappoint you. If you love coconut, then you don’t want to miss trying the Pandan Gula Melaka cake. You’ll find generous amount of shredded coconut in between the layers! I think Ms Kavi Nithya is a genius because this masterpiece she created – a perfect combination of fresh cream, caramelized Gula Melaka, shredded coconut & Pandan flavor is truly the bomb!

Like I’ve mentioned earlier, I love Pandan Gula Melaka cake and never missed the chance to try out one every-time I visit a bakery or cafe but very rare I find one that isn’t so When I say overwhelming which means, the combination of all the said ingredients above becomes too much after two bites. I’ve got a lot of bitter experiences where I feel like puking 🤢 because the combination is just awful for my taste bud!

Lucky for me, I didn’t experience the same for the birthday cake I got from The Cakery. I finished one BIG slice of the cake and enjoyed every bit 🤤. One of the crucial factor is that the cake is not too sweet despite all the ingredients, which was surprising for me. I’m not a sweet tooth so most of the time, I try a cake for the experience sake and this is one of the best Pandan Gula Melaka cake in town. The cake isn’t too dry which I think is one of the adding factor to what makes the cake delicious as it is.

Yes! That’s the huge size I am talking about!

Price ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reasonable! Reasonable! Reasonable! There I said thrice because for the size and quality of the cake – RM120 is reasonable! Try it once and I am sure you’d agree with me too! The Cakery is generous with the ingredients, hence its worth every penny you spend 💸💸.

Temptation Level 💯

I’m sharing some extra pictures to lure you into The Cakery clan with me 😉 and checkout the price list as well!

Price List 💰

To Order ⬇️

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/thecakerymy

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/thecakerymy/

All you cake lovers – wait no more, try their cake, brownies or cupcakes today and let me know what you think about it! 👍🏻👍🏻

Till next time! **toodles**

6 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health During Lockdown.

The world is going through a pandemic outbreak and it is so significant that I am sure the generations after us will talk about it centuries after it ends.  As a history enthusiast, I once jokingly told my boyfriend that 2020 will be the year we see another pandemic outbreak – one that many will fear. If you read through history books, you would find that there is one major outbreak every 100 years, shocking? I know. But what I am here for today is not to share about COVID-19. I am here to share my experience, staying within the four walls of my room and occasionally travelling to the bathroom, living room, kitchen and balcony and how I deal with my mental health.

Following are some if the many things I have been trying for over a month now, and it helped me tremendously, and I know it will help you too!

Feel All Of Your Emotions.

Being positive is important, but it is equally important to accept what you feel, even if it is negative. It is okay if the fact that you have to stay in your home for almost a month frustrates you because it is normal. Do not suppress your emotions because you are too afraid of being judged; if you need help, call the people who are close and understands you, and share it with them. Feel your emotions, let it out and chill!

Cut Down the Time Spent on Social Media.

The information that you see while scrolling down your social media can affect your mental health, especially if it has something to do with the current issue. A lot of things you find on social media don’t necessary is the truth but how you react to that can make a mess with your emotion that eventually affects your mental wellbeing. If you cannot cut down completely, you always got the option to control the time you are spending on the internet.

Workout! Workout! Keep That Body Moving!

You are within the four walls of your room but that doesn’t mean you cannot workout or at least move your body and walking to the kitchen is not a workout! You should try out workouts, and experiment with activities that you can do indoor. Watch videos on YouTube, find for routines on the internet or download a workout app and try them out. You are free to choose whichever that suits your taste but ensure to sweat enough by the end of it and for your information, expanding the lungs also helps to fight respiratory infections like COVID-19 apart from making you feel better, mentally.

Eat Healthy and Well-Balanced Food.

“You are what you eat” if you are familiar with this phrase then you should know that what you eat affects your health – both physical and mental.  Opt for leafy greens and berries, as they help to get your antioxidant fix but at the same, boosts your immune system, which is crucial at the moment. I understand financial would be a concern since some of us only have our savings to help us get through this, hence it is advisable to cook at home instead of ordering online as this is usually cheaper.

Sleep and Meditation.

This lockdown is definitely the best time to discipline yourself, especially your sleeping pattern if you are a night owl. Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep every day as this will boost your energy the next day that eventually influences your outlook on life, energy level, motivation, and emotions. This is very important because sleep deprivation and lockdown shouldn’t happen at the same time as this can cause feeling persistently sad or empty. As for meditation, it helps you to calm your coronavirus anxiety – allowing you to care better for you and others.  A simple way to do this is with long, deep breaths. Take at least three full breaths, counting to five with the inhale, and counting to five with the exhale. And with the exhale, intentionally release tension. That calms down the nervous system and helps us come out of the worrying thoughts. One of my favourite brief meditation is by Tara Brach (Listen here for 5 minutes mindfulness).

6. Use Telemental health or Online-Based Therapist.

If your depression, anxiety or panic attack becomes unmanageable, you can always opt for telemental health or online therapy sites for help. However, you would need to ensure the therapist or counsellor so have a valid license so you know you are in good hands. There are many therapists available because most of them work from home, or during odd hours to cater to clients from all parts of the world, including rural areas. We can do these sessions over call, video, online, and even email. For more info, refer here for more details on the websites.

 

I hope what I shared in here will be helpful, do let me know in comment what else you would you like to see on my blog.

 

 

 

 

 

Staycation @ The Nomad

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First, I would like to apologize for not being able to post regularly, I’ve been meaning to tick off all the pending posts of my list but never seemed to get the time to do. Anyhow, I am all pumped up with the motivation to complete what’s left. I’m back with another review, but this time it will be about an Air BnB. Let’s go, peeps!

Have you ever realized how rejuvenated you feel after a good holiday? Working in a phase moving era often results in an over-exhausted mind and body, and without a vacation in between, your body might end up shutting down, so it is essential for one to take a time off between routines and work. I understand, no one can take a long holiday for multiple times in a year, so my goal is to share my experience on the short stays that can you can definitely go during weekends, especially if you are living in Kuala Lumpur because there are a lot of places that can provide a Zen-filled weekend to get you ready for the busy week ahead.

The Nomad.

Located strategically in Bangsar, an affluent residential suburb on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, The Nomad is one of the best places for a quiet and calm weekend getaway. I opted for this serviced apartment after going on a trip through “Google Map”. The place is peaceful, surrounded by greeneries that isn’t a usual scene in Kuala Lumpur; I got an adequate dose of nature during my one 2 days, 1-night here.

Early last year, I have made it customary for myself to take a break during my alternate off weekends. Being in the industry that deals with clients daily can take a toll on your health, especially your mental health, hence why I need a new environment which has a tranquillity factor to it. The Nomad fits in the description perfectly, it is just 20 mins drive from Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

Location.

5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Nomad situates between Bangsar South and Bangsar, the two most happening places in Kuala Lumpur. If you are someone who enjoys exploring places on your feet, then you can take a stroll to Bangsar Baru where you are greeted by casual open-air restaurants specializing in traditional Malay and Indian cuisine on the busy roads of Jalan Telawi and Lorong Maarof, while the surrounding lanes host a boisterous mix of sports bars, gastropub, and cocktail lounges. There are also plenty of indie fashion boutiques and hip cafes serving specialty brews.

Mid Valley Megamall, one of the famous shopping malls in Malaysia is only 10 mins drive away while the nearest mall is definitely KL Gateway Mall, Bangsar Village and Bangsar Village 2. It’s not over-exaggerating if I say there is definitely something for everyone with little hassle, which makes The Nomad the best place to stay even for a weekend getaway.

Aparthotel – Two-bedroom Premier Suite.

5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I arrived at this location with my sister – I upgraded my weekend gateway to a weekend bonding with my sister. We opted for the two-bedroom Premier Suite. Just like the name say, the apartment has 2 bedrooms with individual bathrooms, which is smart because I don’t enjoy waking up in the middle of the night and going to the bathroom, so having one attached to the room is convenient. As for the apartment itself, it is spacious and equipped with the basic furniture, for example, a dining table and a sofa set. Apart from that, the unit has appliances such as microwave, electric thermal pot, and cooking utensils. This allows the guests can choose to either go out or have a comfortable weekend within the vicinity of the apartment.

The best part of this place is they also give the guests a choice to choose if they would like to spend their holiday in a renovated contemporary unit or enjoy a little old school atmosphere in their older units, which is well antiquated. I totally prefer the older units but none was available during my stay, so I settled with the newer ones and I definitely did not regret it.

Now, let’s get to the details; the whole unit like I have mentioned earlier is spacious – from the living room to the balcony, rooms and even the bathroom. They equip it with a shower that provided both a hot and cold bath. They also provide toiletries, towel, hairdryer and vanity mirror to the patron’s convenience. Also, what I found in the wardrobe was a huge relief – any guesses? Ironing board and iron! Many of you guys might find it weird, but for me, it is essential, but I cannot wear anything that has a crease on it unless it is the design. It has always become an issue for me and I would need to send a few of my clothes for ironing and I find it quite a hassle, plus its just extra expenses, which I avoid especially for a two days stay.

Old School un-renovated unit.

The View.  

5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This property has a stunning view – the unit I was staying had New Pantai Expressway as the view, and it was nothing less than beautiful. To be honest, you will not get the sunrise view as the apartment was facing toward the west, but it will not be disappointing as you will watch an amazing transition of sunset. The color burst of the scenario itself will give you the much-needed serenity after a busy week. And when it’s not sunset time, you can enjoy a view of high rising buildings in a stretched line. It is a serenity of its own.

Amenities. 

5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Some of us possess this habit of doing the things we do daily, even if we are on a vacation. Fear not because The Nomad has amenities that will definitely meet your expectations. Relax by the pool or sweat in the gym. Perhaps organize a BBQ party: 

  • Covered Car Park
  • Swimming Pool
  • BBQ Pit
  • Gym
  • Self-serviced laundrette (washer & dryer)
  • Activity/Yoga Room (coming soon)

 

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Final Words.

Amidst the Movement Control Order that we are going through at the moment, you can take a break from the COVID-19 news and have a peaceful weekend. If you are looking for a short getaway, check out The Nomad Residence at following details:

The Nomad Serviced Residences Bangsar

Address: 136, Jalan Ara, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.

Phone: 03-2092 3232

https://www.thenomadresidences.com/

I: https://www.instagram.com/nomadbangsar/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nomadbangsar

 

 

Till next time **toodlessss**

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So Dim Sum, So Delicious

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Man, and Superman

A traditional dim sum brunch includes various types of steamed buns such as bao (a steamed bun filled with barbeque meat), rice or wheat dumplings and rice noodle rolls, which contain a range of ingredients, including beef, chicken, pork, prawns, and vegetarian options. And dim sum literally means “touch the heart“, so did my heart got touched when I visited So Dim Sum? Let’s find out!

So Dim Sum.

Yet another trip to I-City Mall for some good food. When I was contacted by the So Dim Sum team to try out their menu in their new outlet, I was delighted! As a prominent foodie, it almost felt like a blessing – and I might be a little dramatic over here, but I was truly excited that I didn’t mind driving for 30 minutes in heavy rain. And if you are not familiar with the I-City mall, then let me guide you to So Dim Sum. It’s located on the 3rd floor and quite close to the escalator – so easy to spot! The restaurant is quite big so you don’t have to worry about gathering with your family – if there are like 13 of them! They will arrange the apt place for you – I am sure because the staffs are friendly and always ready to accommodate your needs.

 

The restaurant was decorated moderately or rather, minimal which is quite refreshing because most of the restaurants I visit have an extravagant interior design but a cramped place. If you have kids or babies, you can definitely sit them by your side without taking up space from other patrons. The other cool thing about this place is they have multiple payment choices available to choose from, so you can choose to pay via cash, credit/debit card or Boost application, convenient isn’t it?

Menu.

So Dim Sum offers an ala carte menu, as to how it is supposed to be hence you do not have to worry about wasting food. Plus, this definitely benefits on your side as you and your friends can try as much of the dish on the menu as you want without spending many bucks. I mean especially if you are a food enthusiast then you would not stop with only one choice from the menu. Back to my visit, I invited my sister and a few of my other friends to come along because sharing is caring, you know? If you are wondering what did I order, check out the mouth-watering pictures :

Prawn Cheong Fun – Rm8.00

This is said to be one of the hottest selling dishes! And I kid you not – it was actually good! Also, I feel it was a little more liquid-ish than the normal ones-but definitely not a bad choice.

Fried Dumpling – Rm6.00

Fried dumpling takes the crown – all day every day since I LOVE DUMPLINGS. And this wasn’t that oily so health enthusiasts can give a try, at-least ONCE! Especially, if you are looking for the crunchy factor then this is your GO TO!

Black Pepper Siew Mai | RM6.50

I have mentioned multiple times in my previous blog posts how much I dislike black-pepper since my college days and I keep discovering food with black-pepper as one of the main ingredients that are gradually turning me into a believer. So this pretty thing here did its magic too. This should be in your MUST-HAVES!

Mentaiko Siew Mai – Rm7.00

Hello cheesy lovers! This Siew Mai is definitely going to be your favorite! I am not sure if these exist in other places ( forget about Google) because traditional dim sum shops do not offer this as far as I am concerned!

Wanton Mee | Rm4.50

One of my many favorite dishes from Chinese cuisine is definitely Wanton Mee! Although I find this a little dry it’s okay for the price that has been offered. You can give this a try if rice is not your thing.

SO Fried Rice | Rm9.50

Fried Rice! Fried Rice! Is there any better comfort food than fried rice for us Malaysians? If you have not tried one in a Chinese restaurant, then this is definitely one you have to try this one because this Halal version is as good as the nonhalal one! And the portion can be shared between 2-3 pax so the price is indeed worth it.

Beancurd Roll | Rm6.00

Mushroom Siew Mai | Rm7.00

Verdict:

Totally would recommend for Halal Dim Sum because the taste isn’t so much different from the one available in the Chinese restaurants. Also, the price is reasonable especially if you are looking to have a gathering with friends or family; the menu starts from Rm4.00 and goes up till Rm9.50 however it is something that share-able hence food wastage can be avoided tremendously. Not only that, you can also select multiple dishes and share with your group – that way, you can try multiple dishes without causing a hole in your wallet.

Food : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ambiance: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Staff : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Price : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Total : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

That is all for now, till next time **toodles**

Candle lit up!

I am a candle hoarder, to begin with – and there no candle that can never get my attention. I am only a strong believer in candles because I find my peace within the flickering light and scent from any candle.

I started this journey quite some time ago where I used to get my candles from the Rm2 stores where you get these 3 tiny little candles in a pack ( if you are wondering, that is equivalent to $0.50). I was in school so I could only use my pocket-money to purchase them – but the truth is, I never actually really used any of these because I felt they were too pretty to be wasted – irony much.

I only started lighting up candles when I joined college – it’s not because I got the better ones but I was in a phase where I constantly wanted to unwind after a long day at classes. I remember my first option was incense sticks or also known as “Agarbathis” – I loved how it instantly remove the negativity in my room and my mind keeping me at peace.

Here are 5 ways you’ll benefit from burning candles:

1. AMBIENCE & ATMOSPHERE 

Try to light up a candle in a dark room and the flickering of the light alone will leave you much admiration for them who discovered candle. Humankind once used the light from the candle for almost every activity in their life – be it to light up a dark room or as a companion for a study night – candle changed how we operate daily. True that we no longer need the light from it for all the technology we are blessed with electricity but there is no harm to be basic once a while to each the mind. Give it a try the next time you have a stressful day: light a candle, watch the flame and just breathe for a few minutes – even just 60 seconds can make a big difference.

2. GIFTS

Candles make some of the best gifts because it is super multi-purpose and this is something I’ve been practising for a good number of years now. But – as a reminder, get something that you know will make that person feel better so I always opt for soft scenes or something that you often smell in massage parlours. Not necessarily your recipients will be using it but it is also ideal as a decor – so its quite a win-win situation!

3. Mood Stabilizer

Aromatherapy candles can help you relax, feel calm, energized and help your brain get into a more productive mindset. There is a zillion of candles available for a million reasons – you can pick up whatever that you’ll need to ease you at the moment. Here are some tips :

  1. Lavender candles help ease your mind and relieve stress. 
  2. Eucalyptus candles are energizing and improve focus. 
  3. Lemon candles are also energizing and can relieve anxiety and depression.
  4. Floral candles help to soothe your emotions.

4. Fragrance

Scented candles are my favourite go-to to add a wonderful fragrance to my space. If you have any unwelcoming odours – candle can easily cover it up within a couple of minutes. With the number of choices available – you can almost customize how you want your room or home to smell – amazing right? Also, this is another way of adding the scent without the soot: candles made from soy wax are soot free, non-toxic, burn clean, and last much longer than traditional paraffin which produces black soot and releases toxic carcinogens into the air. 

5. MEDITATION & PRAYER

Lighting candles during meditation is a wonderful way to support your practice. There are many visualization exercises and manifestation techniques that involve focusing on the flame of a burning candle while sending your intentions into the universe. Candles are also used during prayer. Also, Wiccans have been practising candle magic for a long time because it’s often said that candle magic is one of the oldest forms of magic in human history. I couldn’t agree better!

I hope this should encourage you to get one set for yourself but nevertheless, it’s an informative read ( I think so, right? *starts preparing a candle for magic*). I cannot speak for anyone but having a candle session has proved therapeutic for me plus it’s not expensive. Also, you can get a lot of types as per your choice, so it’s not a bad thing at all. Go ahead, give it a try and let me know what do you think?

A couple of pictures were taken from Ohlilin’s gallery. They’ve been really nice to collaborate with me on this and will share my experience specifically with their candles for my 2020 journey blog posts. Check out a little info on the :

The reason I love Ohlilin candles is they are health friendly – checkout why I say so :

  • Their products are made from palm wax, which means it’s fully produced from our Malaysian palm wax. Other candles are generally made from paraffin which is a petroleum based product. So, it’ll be like burning petrol based scented product in your air. 
  • Their products are environmentally sustainable and it’s a renewable source! Go team Earth!
  • Palm wax generally burns longer than other waxes. So you save money !
  • Their large candles can burner for at least 40 hours. Which means if you burn it for 2 hours a day – you can use it for 20 days!
  • Their candles produce no soot, clean burn – no black smoke. ( read point 4 to know more about soot)
  • Every single candle is handmade and poured, so there is perfection in imperfection.
  • Their candles have a pretty crystal surface – only naturally occurring with palm wax. Not sure what that means? Get one for yourself to know *winks*

Excited to get on for yourself? You can visit their IG store here : https://instagram.com/ohlilin?igshid=15bjmd1w7zhg ! Check them out for more info and also babies are totally sold out for now – IMAGINE HOW GOOD THEY ARE ! So check their page for more new updates.

Till next time – Toodles!

CHAPAYOM – The sticky rice I can never get over !

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world – J.R.R Tolkien

I’ve spent the last half decade learning about food when I actually eat it. I am not sure how I started this but it turns out that I find it quite fascinating to know the flavors of each food we eat. To my surprise, no dish is ever same and not even the one you cook entirely based on the recipe book – amazing right? Alright, let’s get into the topic.

Last Sunday, I was invited to review this one Thai kiosk located in Central I-City and if you still cannot guess it then it is – CHAPAYOM. Okay, a little intro ;

Cafe Chapayom was founded in 1993 – serving organic Thai coffees and Thai teas procured from organic farmers and their highland plantations. Cafe ChaPayom is an amalgamation of ambition and passion to master the art of making authentic Thai coffee and tea – and I could not agree better, why you ask? I will share in a bit.

 

Signature Drinks.

Thai Milk Green Tea.

If you know me then you know how much I love my milk tea. Whether its Teh Tarik or Masala tea – I gulp it like water. Scary but that’s the truth – so when I was served with two varieties of tea, I was really excited and guess who won this round? Of course – THAI MILK GREEN TEA.

Green Tea for me is the healthier option of the lot – for one the name green tea alone is enough to make you feel healthy, right? But most of the time I avoid drinking coffee or milk tea with a hint of green tea because it makes me feel nauseas but it was not the case with Chapayom’s Thai Milk Green Tea.

Although the scent is strong so you’d its green, the taste begs to differ. The combination of milk & green tea turns out mild where the green taste isn’t over powering the taste of the milk – I actually enjoyed drinking it. What makes me love this drink even more is that they even added mango pudding into it. For your information, I am not a fan of boba / tapioca pearls and always opted for either nata de coco or grass jelly so when it was served with pudding – I’m sold!

Rating : 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thai Milk Rose Tea

This totally reminds of the song “La Vie En Rose”. Pretty color and the mango pudding made it even prettier – pretty pretty sight I would say. But taste wise ? I wouldn’t go for it. As a Malaysian – I am familiar with Air Bandung, Sirap Bandung or simple Bandung. If you are not sure what this is – it is a drink quite popular in Southeast Asia and Indian subcontinent, notably in India, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. It consists of evaporated milk or condensed milk flavoured with rose cordial syrup, giving it a pink colour. The drink is an adaptation of rose milk served in India.

The think why’d I not go for it is that I was initially confused with the taste. I opted for it right after it was served but I had hard time completing if it was strawberry milk tea instead. Of course, it tasted familiar but the tea was quite strong compared to the rose flavor itself that I drank 1/4 of it thinking it was strawberry milk tea 😂😂. But to be honest, the taste is not bad and I kind of like it but not as much as the Green Tea.

Rating : 2/5 🌟🌟

Tom Yam Thai Noodle 🍜

I love hot noodles with soup – and if it is Tom Yam then I am totally into it. I find this dish kind of on the average side as it was lacking some flavor. I am not very sure if it was only my taste bud or it was literally lack of flavor – but they could actually work a little on it. Nevertheless I love how creative they are adding crab-stick and fish ball into the dish which means a bowl can keep you full for a long time – so this can actually be a good meal for lunch perhaps? Nevertheless, it was not a bad experience because I did like the noodles but not as much as I’ve expected. Give it a try and let me know of your experience.

Rating : 3/5 🌟🌟🌟

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Thai Som Tam – Papaya Salad

One of the Thai best dish I have ever tried! I strongly recommend to anyone trying Chapayom. This mouth watering combination of green papaya, chili , peanuts and the sweet plus sour sauce will leave you wanting for more. Warning to those who cannot handle spiciness – THIS IS NOT FOR YOU. I’m gifted with spicy tolerance till level 6 which is a little more than the average spiciness but this was beyond me.

I love how it taste but the magic comes from the chili that was cut into small chunks. It almost felt like I was eating pickles – which literally it is. For those of you don’t know what is “Som Tam” – it is green papaya salad which is not only a signature dish in Thailand but also a popular one in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, though the Thai version is certainly the most famous. It’s a street food in Thailand but pretty much a proper meal in Malaysia. Btw, you are welcome to let them know if you’d like to adjust on the spiciness based on the amount of chili used.

If you are visiting Chapayom – put this into your list and you will not regret it!

Rating : 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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DESERT TIME.

Jackfruit Sticky Rice.

This totally win this round. Reason being I love jack fruit and I love sticky rice, so now make them into a dish and experience a piece of heaven. I know I can be a little dramatic at times but that is what happens when you get a long term food coma after trying the best sticky rice in town. Call me ignorant, but this was the first time I am trying “Jackfruit Sticky Rice” – first I was of course surprised but then I was mind-blown by the combination. A definite YES YES YES for anyone who swings by Chapayom while shopping in Central I-City.

Rating : 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Mango Sticky Rice

I like mango sticky rice without a doubt and no matter how “tasteless” it is, I’d still enjoy it 😂 but in this case – IT WAS REALLY REALLY GOOD. The consistency of the coconut milk is perfect – I mean it will not end you up with sore throat for sure ( trust me, I’ve been there many times). Also, I love the non usual sticky rice – I mean the ones I usually have is white or blueish but these ones where in pink too! How creative is that? The mango was juicy which is important as it determines the final taste when you mix all the ingredients. Nevertheless – I love it!

Rating : 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

That is pretty much sums up my experience at Chapayom Cafe and I would definitely go back for a good cup of hot Thai Green Milk Tea ( yes I want to try the hot version this time and of course – JACKFRUIT STICKY RICE !

You can find them at the following details :

Chapayom @ Central i-City, 

LG-K01, Central i-City Mall, Seksyen, 7, I-City, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor

Alright, till next time TOODLES.

✨ Que Sera Sera 🌻

3 years ago, I decided to move out of my home in search of freedom and to become an independent woman – it was certainly not the easiest decision ever.

Things were not easy from my end – I lived practically lived in a 3 bedroom house all myself because my housemates were mostly out. Work was hectic because it was a busy industry and I had pretty much 2-3 friends that I can talk to but they were all out of the country, it was purely over text, call kind of friendship. I came to a point where I was lonely – and decided to get on social media. It wasn’t a pretty place either – you come across things that you wish you’ve never seen. And that made my situation even worst. My depression and anxiety hiked up to a level that I experience nightmares and skipped meals. I dropped almost 10 kgs in a short period of time and I was 2 sizes smaller yet I remained unhappy.

There are many other things that were slowly breaking me apart. Close ones that truly trusted proved me wrong. I had to be cool and calm over things that were only making my anxiety worst, well, because the heart wants what it wants. It was horrible. I had night terrors, true, but I was also living in ONE. My words frequently misunderstood and my actions are usually labeled. I started doubting myself and hated looking at my reflection in the mirror. My mind believed that I am not important, worthless and not needed around.

On the self-confidence department, it went down the hill along with my mental health. I was a prisoner of my own worst thoughts and keep lingering in negative space. I started comparing myself to people that I hated and I let myself turn into a very bitter person. From mentally hurting myself, I started physically hurting myself.

I never actually shared this part of my life because it was just too painful for me. It was gloomy and dark. And I just wanted to end the agony. Literally falling deep into depression every single day yet no one figured that out. It was my fault, that I understand now. Prior to all these – I was fun to be with; smart, jovial and of course, filled with self-confidence that I managed to build over the years. My childhood isn’t the prettiest either but that’s a story for another time.

I am not the most social person you’ll meet – I suck at keeping friendship so my friend circle is limited. Some of my friends know that I am the worst when it comes to texting or being on call – most of the time I am just in “DND” mode. I keep reminding myself that I need new friends but I failed at keeping one because I’ve BEEN running away from all the opportunity I had. Honestly, I admire people who can keep friends because I am just not blessed with that ability so isolating myself wasn’t difficult, so I took some time to understand myself hence things changed.

I started writing actively and shared it on social media. I started off on “LETTRS”, an application that allows you to write letters to pen pals from around the world. I shared my heart out and started getting heart-warming letters, then I started sending out positive letters to my pen pals. I managed to make them feel better about themselves – and I learned along the way to appreciate myself better. I decided to become a warrior instead – so I filled my life with positive things and choose to not pay heed to negativity but it isn’t easy. I did join the party but I quickly came out of it.

FAST FORWARD TO PRESENT TIME.

I am doing so much better now. Of course, depression and anxiety are my old buddies, they choose to stay for a bit longer but my approach in life changes towards being selfish for myself. I am not “perfect” and no one can be either but all that matters is you know what is important for you. One lesson I’ve learned from all that happened the last 3 years is that – you cannot wait for the light at the end of the tunnel but you have to find one for yourself and carry along when it is needed.

Only YOU can save yourself, and you might be aware of it but you’ve got what it takes to

come out of a dark space and radiate light.

I could have chosen to stay where I was and ended my life 3 years ago. I was hurting – YES. I was heartbroken – YES. It’s quite painful to think again that I wanted to let go of my “breath” over things that no longer today. Of course, there are times when I cry because some things still prick to date but I am in a better space – I learned how to love myself. I am healing from all that happened throughout 29 years of my life but it ain’t easy; I have a love-hate relationship with it but I need this to move on in life. And did I regret all that happened? The teenager in me things many things could have been changed but the mature me knows that this is WHAT I need to be a better person.

I am ending this with a favorite line of mine from Rumi :

The wound is the place where the Light enters you

Butterfly Health & Wellness Workshop

It is high time that we have come into an era where self care is so emphasized that we are not able to look past “not taking care” of ourselves. Of course, it is refreshing to see how we are more concern about our own well-being – be it from the inside or outside. One of the many things that makes my heart melt is how mental health has become one of the essential criteria in self care. Of course because while I was growing up, it was one of the many things that I had to keep hidden because it is too much of a “taboo”.

Middle of August, just couple of months ago, I was given the opportunity to attend another event organized by dear Mamasan through Butterfly Project. I mean, I couldn’t begin to describe the events that Butterfly Project organized over the last one year I have been active in this group and of course, I am truly grateful because this is one of the ways I learn along the experiences that I gain through the events. Let’s get into the topic – Butterfly Health & Wellness Workshop. This is one of a kind workshop – that focuses on mind, body and spirit, at the same time.

The attendees are divided into 3 groups – hence not over crowding the session, given space is also one of the reason but mostly I believe it is to be in a smaller group where we are mostly comfortable. Just like the group, there are 3 sessions too ; focuses on 3 major concerns of the decade **Believe me, it is** . If you are wondering what are those, keep reading because I have got amazing information available for my awesome readers.

Session 1: Self-Care Session by Minnie Chang Minc.Care

My first session starts with my favorite thing to do ever ! If you don’t know yet – I talk about self care like anything plus I am a counselling student hence you know what makes my heart skips a beat – oh well a quiet group session with some amazing people. I do know some of them but I also see many new faces. Anyways, back to the session, it was pretty much like a group therapy but it was just an easy breezy way to get things of your chest. It was also indeed an introductory to what Minnie does in Minc. Care.

I have been following Minnie on her IG for sometime and meeting her for the first time was truly awe struck moment for me. Back to the session, we were given a post it to write down something that we have always wanted to share – and I did. I was a little nervous because what I have written was quite personal to me and only known to people that are SUPER lose to me but then I also realize, that is how healing happens. Honestly, it almost seemed like the universe’s calling when this was my session as I actually missed out the actual first session for me (Aromatherapy Oil-blending Workshop).

This session opened up a whole new perspective for me – I mean few of us got to share our stories, including myself and that’s when I realize there is always more than what one choose to show. I learned that there is always a silver lining that we need to seek for and nevertheless, life is a beautiful amazing journey that we should embrace.

If you would like to know more about what Minnie does, you can visit the following page :

@minc.care

 

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2. Vegan Beauty Mask Workshop by Bavani Gopala Krishnan Naturally Handmade.

Beauty masks isn’t new to me specially making them from raw products. If you grew up in an Indian household – you’d be exposed to this from your early adolescent years. However, the kind of products that I have been using was literally picked from the Indian grocery store – beauty tips passed down from generations before me so I don’t really know what is the use of each ingredient. This workshop was quite informative on the products, where I get to DIY my own masks based on my skin needs.

Following are the ingredients I have picked for my mask :

French Green Clay : Often known as sea clay or marine is super absorptive which helps to draw out toxin AKA perfectly detoxifying element for your skin.  My skin suffers from discoloration and it lost its “natural freshness” because I have been lazy on the skin care routine for a long time now hence  I need this to eliminate dead cells.

Pomegranate : It hydrates and protects my skin from pollutants and other environmental toxins. It restores the pH balance of the skin. The ellagic acid present in the peels lock moisture in my skin.

Aloe Vera Powder : With anti-inflammatory and cooling properties, Aloe Vera powder is the perfect remedy for sunburned skin. It provides a protective layer to the skin which helps retain moisture. Aloe is also rich in antioxidants and minerals which can help speed healing.

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3. Aromatherapy Oil-blending Workshop by Dashindra Siva Plant Origins.

Since I have missed the first session – I managed to get a brief session on the aromatherapy session with Dash – who is also known as Dainty Dash Beauty on Instagram and Facebook. I was also give a bottle of my own DIY aromatherapy oil. Just like the mask earlier – I got to choose the kind of essential oil I would like to be diffused into a bottle. Since I have been super stressed recently due to overworking, I delicately selected specific essential oil  from Plants Origins as following :

Jasmine Essential Oil : Helps to overcome stress, improve mood and balancing the hormone. This actually helps to relieve some affects of depression and anxiety – where it calms the mind.

Rose Geranium Essential : This can be used for face as it helps to minimize appearance of enlarged pores but I have selected this one for relaxation as it also said Rose Geranium helps with mood stability and promoting optimism.

Vetiver Essential OilDue to Vetiver’s calming, grounding effect on the emotions, it is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy. It can also be rubbed on the feet before bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep. Also, it has stronger scent than the other two essential oils.

 

 

4. The Spa & Gym Hilton Kuala Lumpur. 

Selecting the right gym is so essential – specially if you going to pay for a whole year. There are many factors that you have to look at – from location to parking access, then the facilities, classes, packages and a lot more before you are committed to one. Basically, for someone like me – I have a full time job and also a part time social media manager which means I have a very short period of time between my jobs to hit the health room – and plus it got to be easy in the pocket. During the last visit –  I was enlighten to see what The Spa & Gym Hilton Kuala Lumpur had to offer. Check out my findings as below :

Gym Equipment.

 

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This is a state-of-the-art comfortable gym I would say – as everything is at an accessible distance. Also, I love how open it is because I hate working out in a small, closed area as it usually ends with me having tremendous headache and avoiding to visit the gym – AGAIN. I would definitely invest in this facility when I am truly committed to getting into gym mode (just being honest here – hehehe)

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Spa Room for Couple 

These above pictures are totally borrowed from Hilton’s site as I am not able to able to download the ones I have clicked at the moment – nevertheless, I will pay a visit again to this wonderful Spa and Gym for another experience and share more at this space with more detailed pictures. Meanwhile, you can check the price as below :

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The End.

That’s about it for now – till next time **TOODLES**

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For more information , you can refer to the links below :
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Alamat : 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The Butterfly Project