Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Congratulations to La Petales for their soft launch on a new branch at SS2, Petaling Jaya on 18th of August! Thanks to the lovely invite, I get to check out this new pampering place first hand!

La Petales has been around since December 2014 offering beauty consultancy such as skincare and relaxation e.g. massage and spa. They have finally decided to set foot in SS2, hence this neighborhood now has a new place we can look forward to for facial treatments and spa massage! 

Monday, 21 August 2017

It's my second short trip to Sekinchan. There's not many places I could escape to on every Monday when all I have is a one day off a week and no holiday leaves! *cries* So all I can do is dig up local trips I can reach and enjoy in  a day's time!

The last time I was at Sekinchan was on a homestay trip with my group of friends and most of the time, we just stayed in the accommodation itself. Read all about it here: 072: Sekinchan Weekend Trip! This time, I spent more time going around this little place, discovering new place of interest.

First up, it's got to be about food! Food is every tourist's source of energy, agree? Haha.. I surveyed around for recommended restaurants as below;
  • Redang Station No 15 - was well known for the really affordable oyster and other sea food available. However, recent reviews mentioned that prices went up a lot and customer service has turned really bad. So it's a skip for me.
  • Restaurant Cha Po Tion - a lot of food bloggers recommended this place and I had a crazy tough time looking for it (round and round) but I finally gave up because I think this place has probably closed down. Last review I saw on foursquare was on 30 Dec 2015. Sad.
  • Loong Hua Seafood - this is probably the next best thing I could find on foursquare but seems like quality dropped as well. However, the place was closed on Mondays. :( 
I end up going for this place recommended by the locals, taste of the Sekinchan locals.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Every Mooncake festival, I will hear a statement which will be repeated to me without fail; my aunts love telling me that when I was still a small quiet little girl, I used to hold on to a whole mooncake and munch it down all by myself. I suppose my aunts find that moment very fascinating to remember. I don't quite remember but I do look forward to mooncakes every year, especially the one with the salted egg yolk! It's like the cherry on top of the cake for me.

However, over the years, I gradually feel that the taste and the ingredient is differing from what it used to be, leading to a little bit of disappointment. This year, I found something which revived my much love for mooncake and also open up to the variety different flavours of mooncake.

I have to say that BMS Organics have definitely up the game this year with the launching of their new Cantonese & Suzhou Style Mooncake Selection which consist of the following flavours;
  • Japanese Tangerine (Vegan)
  • Red Bean Walnut (Vegan)
  • Mixed Nuts Delight (Vegan) 
  • Purple Chinese Yam (Vegan)
  • Matcha Red Bean (Vegan)
  • Pure Lotus With Yolk (Ovo-Vegetarian) 
  • Taro Pastry (Lacto Vegetarian) 
  • Red Bean with Tangerine Pastry (Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian)

// BMS Organics Cantonese Style Selection Mooncake Ingredients //  

// BMS Organics Cantonese Style Selection Mooncake Baked by Professional Veteran Taiwan Baker //  

This new compilation recipe was created with much love by a veteran professional baker from Taiwan, ensuring only the finest and freshest ingredients used to bake the mooncakes. They put so much focus on creating only the best, they decide to use only unbleached flour and all-natural ingredients which are specially sourced from Taiwan. 

BMS Organics have taken a leap from the old school commercial mooncakes which are usually encumbered with the taste of oily and overly-sweet mooncakes. Now, we don't have to feed on so much guilt after munching down a whole less healthy mooncake, do we?

Nothing makes Mooncake Festival more enjoyable when everyone in the family no matter young or old get to enjoy this traditional delicacy without having to worry too much about one's health! Not to mention, it makes a great thoughtful gift too! <3

// BMS Organics Cantonese Style Selection Mooncake - Japanese Tangerine (Vegan) //  

Japanese Tangerine (Vegan) - Stimulate your taste buds with this brand new offering from BMS Organics, which uses a whole Yilan tangerine in place of the traditional egg yolk, providing an extra zing. The honey-soaked lime blends perfectly with BMS Organics’ very own Japanese-styled red bean paste. 

Ingredients: Red bean paste (red bean, red kidney bean, isomalt, soya bean oil), tangerine, unbleached plain flour(organic) and peanut oil.

// BMS Organics Cantonese Style Selection Mooncake - Red Bean Walnut (Vegan)  // 

Red Bean Walnut (Vegan) - We place great emphasis on the authenticity, freshness and flavors of each vegan mooncake. The crust is baked with natural red yeast rice, a sight to behold and every bite comes with chunky red bean bits and crunchy walnuts. Simple yet delectable! 

Ingredients: Red bean paste (red bean, red kidney bean, isomalt, soya bean oil), unbleached plain flour(organic) , walnut, peanut oil, beetroot and natural red yeast rice.

 // BMS Organics Cantonese Style Selection Mooncake - Mixed Nuts Delight (Vegan) // 

Mixed Nuts Delight (Vegan) - A healthier version of traditional mooncake. The nutritional values are multiplied when traditionally nuts are replaced with super foods such as white sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, tangerine, walnuts and almonds, which promote digestive, respiratory health & overall wellbeing.

Ingredients: Mixed nuts (white bean, isomalt, soya bean oil, white sesame, almond, pumpkin seed, walnut, dried tangerine, rock salt), unbleached plain flour(organic) and peanut oil.

// BMS Organics Cantonese Style Selection Mooncake - Purple Chinese Yam (Vegan) //  

Purple Chinese Yam (Vegan) - The lovely purple Chinese yam filling is not only pleasing to the eye but also high in nutrients. Feel the taste of subtle sweetness, silky texture and the unique aroma of the purple yam in your mouth, a taste that will leave you wanting for more. 

Ingredients: Purple Chinese yam paste (purple Chinese yam, white bean, isomalt, soya bean oil), unbleached plain flour(organic) , peanut oil and taro.

After tasting all 8 creations, I have to say I feel eager to purchase them right away! Mooncake festival might be sometime away, but I definitely don't mind getting them for my own indulgence! The sweetness has been adjusted to a more favourable level, making it tastier without losing its flavours. It is not a new trend that new flavours has been introduced for mooncakes but I am impressed this time around with the replacement of salted egg yolk with a whole Yilan Tangerine for the Japanese Tangerine Mooncake.

For small bites, I'd recommend to try the Red Bean with Tangerine Pastry (Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian) which also has the little tangerine in there. A new taste but I'm felling head over heels for it! <3

My other favourite is the Mixed Nuts Delight Mooncake (Vegan). All these while I never liked mooncake with mix nuts. I think it it probably the choice of nuts choosen for mixed nuts mooncakes but I find myself keep feeding on this Mixed Nuts Delight Mooncake (Vegan) one after another. Definitely recommending this for you to try out!

// BMS Organics Cantonese Style Selection Mooncake - Matcha Red Bean (Vegan) //   

Matcha Red Bean (Vegan) - Baked at low temperature, the mooncake comes with a natural shade of green that indicates the goodness within. Handpicked red beans from Wandan, Taiwan, are enveloped in a warm fragrant paste made of natural matcha powder, making this an unforgettable treat.

Ingredients: Matcha paste (white bean, isomalt, soya bean oil, matcha powder), red bean paste (red bean, red kidney bean, isomalt, soya bean oil), unbleached plain flour(organic) and peanut oil.

 // BMS Organics Cantonese Style Selection Mooncake - Pure Lotus With Yolk (Ovo-Vegetarian) // 

Pure Lotus With Yolk (Ovo-Vegetarian) - An awesome combo of savoury egg yolk and BMS Organics’ own unique paste made from premium lotus seeds, this healthy version of the traditional mooncake contains less fat and sugar, but it certainly does not compromise the silky-smooth texture that we’ve all come to love.

Ingredients: Lotus paste (white bean, lotus seed, isomalt, soya bean oil), unbleached plain flour(organic) , salted egg yolk and peanut oil.

// BMS Organics Suzhou Style Selection Mooncake - Taro Pastry (Lacto Vegetarian) //   

Taro Pastry (Lacto Vegetarian) - Sink your teeth into this fibre-rich pastry made with the finest yam sourced from Dajia District, Taiwan. The yummy yam bits, coupled with our chef's handcrafted spiral crust, make this a pleasure for both the eyes and the taste buds.

// BMS Organics Suzhou Style Selection Mooncake - Red Bean with Tangerine Pastry (Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian) //   

Red Bean with Tangerine Pastry (Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian) - A refreshing new treat from BMS Organics, this mooncake combines Wagashi-standard red bean paste and flavourful tangerine from Yilan, Taiwan. A sour-sweet taste that will linger in your mouth long after the last bite.

So many delicious variety to choose from, which one would you pick? Well, no matter which, it would be wise to get them quick because I was told that BMS Organics Mooncakes get sold out every year without fail! You won't want to wait till next year to feed your cravings!

You can get them now from all BMS Organic outlets or even at their website! One piece of mooncake is retailing at RM35 but it is definitely wiser to go for their promotion prices. Make sure to check with them for more info!

BMS Organics Cantonese & Suzhou Style Mooncake Selection 2017

a: 18, Jalan BP 5/11, Bandar Bukit Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor DE, Malaysia.
t: 1300 888 267 (Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 6.00pm)

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

It's been some time since I did a beauty review. So here's one I would really like to share about! If you follow me long enough, you would know that I do not usually use foundation but always prefer to use BB Cream instead because they offer more benefits in there rather than just coverage. Some comes with moisturizer function while some are infused with sunblock function.

I've recently just received a beauty parcel and I'm really excited to share about this Rose Energy Cream - April 22. It fits my criteria of a makeup base perfectly as it gives a light coverage which balance uneven skin tone and also enhance my natural skin colour. <3 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Yes, so much food post lately and here's one more! Hehe.. with an exception that there will be many of me too! Just because this is my birthday dinner. Hehe.. so bear with me but I hope yous till enjoy my food post about my dinner at Li Damansara. *wink*

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Finally, Swanicoco is here in Malaysia and I'm fortunate enough to witness the launching of this leading cosmetic brand from South Korea! You might ask, what's the big deal since there's already many Korean brands which are already making waves in the beauty industry? Well, if you do not know, unlike most of the beauty brands, Swanicoco uses natural bio ingredients in replacement of artificial chemical ingredients!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Just because I can't commit to long holidays oversea, it has encouraged me to explore around my homeland instead! For my short birthday getaway, I have choosen the historical land of Melaka! There is actually a long list of foodie place that is available to visit and most of them offers unique food and environment which is less likely to be available in Kuala Lumpur.

Forget about the conventional Chicken Rice Ball. Most people said that it's just meh.. Check these out instead!

// The Daily Fix //

I have actually planned for an early trip to Melaka to make the best out of it but I just could not drag myself off bed on time due to tiredness. Zzz~ It was around lunch time when I arrived at Melaka and then it hit me hard when I saw the traffic on the way to Jonker Street and the swamp of people! It was a Monday but it was a SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Dang! This means prepare to face the crowd (something I wanted to skip so badly). *sigh* The weather was exceptionally hot and the place crowded, makes me feeling a little tensed but let's just make the best out of it!

// Pandan Pancake + Long Black //

The Daily Fix

Since Melaka is crowded, I thought most local foods will be filled with crowds and I tried my luck at this also very recommended cafe in Melaka, The Daily Fix. It was not easy to find as there was no signboard and the cafe was situated inside a souvenir shop

I had their signature and much raved about Pandan Pancake. I like the local twist to the pancake with stuffed a blend of gula melaka and santan grind with just a tint of pandan flavour on the pancake dough. The long black on the other hand was not good as it tasted a little out of the ordinary.

Address: No.55, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +6013 667 1178
Hours: Monday to Sunday

// Taste Better Durian Puff // 

Taste Better

Durian is the live of Malaysians! This King of fruits is a heavenly rich creamy fruit that smells like heaven to us Malaysian but might smell horrible to foreigners. If you're a foreigner, I would advice you to take a first bite and enjoy this custard like fruit before judging it from it's smell.

There could not be a better paired dessert than cream puffs! A blend of custard and also creamy rich durian filling in a cream puff is just like a heaven made match! Taste Better advice their customers to consume their signature Durian Cream Puff in just in one bite! As you break it apart with a bite in your mouth, the rich Durian custard just oozes into your mouth, giving you the smooth omph!

One bite is never enough, you'll want another right after! ^^  No other puffs can compete with Taste Better's recipe made to perfection. Make sure to buy some home too! 

Address: 106, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +6012-862 6575
Hours: Monday to Sunday

 // Melaka River Stroll //

 // Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup //

Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup

Another local unique steamboat experience brought to you by the folks of Melaka. The original Satay Celup is only available in Melaka. 'Celup' means to dip and this Melaka style lok lok (original Chinese steamboat name which means to dip) makes it unique by dipping into the spicy peanut Satay (Malaysia style Bbq meat skewered sticks) sauce. There are many different type of vegetables and meat on sticks for you to choose from according to your preference.

The restaurant old sign board on the right is the original first shop which I went on my visit while the one on the right is actually a new branch out.

// Food Sticks //

 // Spicy Satay Gravy Steambaot //

Address: 45-E, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +6012-651 5322
Hours: 3.30pm - 12.30am Monday - Sunday
Website: -

// Klebang Original Coconut Shake Dine-In //

Klebang Original Coconut Shake

I've always heard about this Klebang Original Coconut Shake from Melaka but have never really tried it, not even other imitation ones all around. I don't know about the rest, but this is definitely a devil's indulgence! It's like the most unhealthy but yummiest dessert you can't say no to! Especially under the crazy hot weather in Melaka.

The shake consist of Coconut water, old coconut flesh (grinned), ice cubes and sugar water I assume. For the special version, a scoop of Vanilla ice-cream is added. My advice would be to go for the Klebang Coconut Shake Special! It's really goooood! I really enjoy the grinned coconut flesh bits in the shake. Visitors are a plenty. Therefore, they have one small stall by the road side for take-aways and also a bigger place inside for dine-ins. Totally recommended because it's really yumms!

// The Klebang Original Coconut Shake! //

Address: 5, 75200 Klebang, Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +6013-399 4061
Hours: 11.00am - 6.30pm Saturday - Thursday; 2.00pm - 6.30pm Saturday - Thursday

There are still many more worth while places I would recommend. Check out the list below!

// Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih - Google Photos //

Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih

This is a hidden treasure indeed! Kuih, which are traditional asian snack cakes which we usually consume during teatime. Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih produces a large variety or selection of kueh with traditional taste which has very much lost in the conventional kueh market. The place might be a tad bit hard to locate, so it's advised to use your waze to locate it!

Address: 72, Lorong Tengkera Pantai 2c, Kampung Tengkera Pantai Dua, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +6019-666 2907
Hours: 10.30am - 3.00pm Friday - Wednesday

// The Huskitory - Google Photos //

The Huskitory

Huskitory is actually a pet store with a little cafe corner but it is now more well-known as a husky cafe where you get to indulge in Nepresso coffee, mille crepe at the company of mischievous huskies. There will be adult huskies and puppies let to roam around the cafe from time to time but they do have outdoor sessions set at 3.00pm and 6.00pm individually if the weather is good. 

Address: 27, Jalan Taman Asean, Taman Asean,75250 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +606-3342 602
Hours: 12.30pm - 10.30pm Tuesday - Sunday

// Heng Hong Tin Kee - Google Photos //

Heng Hong Tin Kee

This restaurant serves local Hainanese dishes but it is very well known for one, which is the Hainanese Herbal Mutton Soup said to be priced at RM16/bowl. Another dish you could try is the Hailam noodles. The place is family oriented and some patrons did mention price is slightly steep.

Address: 62, Jalan Tengkera,75200, Melaka (Next to Hotel Tengkera)
Tel: +606-282 2172
Hours: 12.00pm - 10.30pm Thursday - Tuesday

// Donald & Lily Nyonya Food - Google Photos //

Donald & Lily Nyonya Food

Donald and Lily has been the first name which rings a bell whenever some one ask for some good nyonya street food in Melaka. They are well known for Nyonya Laksa which is Asam Laksa with a combination of Nyonya flavour, Mee Siam, and Cendol.

Address: No. 16 Ground Floor Taman Kota Shah Bandar 75200, Jln KSB 1, Malacca, Malaysia
Tel: +6012-292 3157
Hours: 9.00am - 4.00pm Tuesday - Thursday

// Pin Pin Hiong - Google Photos //

Pin Pin Hiong

A restaurant which has been around for a very long time, it brings nostalgic taste to the food. Serving could be slow but most said that the wait is worth it. The place is crowded most of the time and menu selling out fast. Must try here is the Mee Suah / Wheat Noodle and also the Fried Oyster Omelette. Be early to avoid disappointment!

Address: No. 16 Ground Floor Taman Kota Shah Bandar 75200, Jln KSB 1, Malacca, Malaysia
Tel: -
Hours: 7.30am - 2.00pm Monday - Saturday
Website: -

Poh Piah Lwee

The almost perfect pohpiah with pork lard which are only found in Melaka. Highly rated for it's balance of crunchy and fresh sweetness in the pohpiah itself. Other dishes which are highly recommended here is the Nyonya DumplingMinced Meat & Mushroom Noodle, and the Nyonya Laksa.

Address: 14, Jalan Kubu, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +606-282 7175
Hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm Wednesday - Sunday

The eat list for Melaka trip is pretty much complete now! If you think there's some really good food which I have missed out, do let me know and I'll add in to the list! 

Check out my Melaka FoursquareGuide here: !

Saturday, 15 July 2017

So this is the last wrap up post for my trip to Osaka + Kyoto! I've compiled about all sorts of food which you can get in Osaka according to your budget. So let's browse through and I hope it helps with your trip! ^^ 

This is going to be a super looong post! So bear with me! Links for more info is at the end of the destination paragraph.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Kinkaku-ji Temple of the Golden Pavilion

I've finally successfully arrived at Kinkaku-ji, Temple of the Golden Pavilion! If you need some tips on how to arrive here from Arashiyama, please refer to my previous blog post here. One of the reason which makes me fall head over heels with Kyoto is the richness of Japanese history which can be seen all around. 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest 

Yes, after Tenryu-Ji Temple, I'm continuing my journey to the mesmerizing Arashiyama Bamboo Forest with one of the entrance just slightly up north from Tenryu-Ji Temple. All the attractions are just within walking distance and with the chilling weather, you won't even sweat! Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is definitely a must visit tourist attraction. The local school kids would visit with friends, the love birds would take their wedding shots here and the foreign tourist like me will just be awed by this beautiful bamboo forest. 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

 // Tenryu-Ji Temple 天龍寺 // 

Back to sharing about my Japan trip! My stay was at Osaka all the time but since Kyoto was really near, just a train ride away, (everything seems to be so convenient in Japan!) I planned for a day trip there. First thing first, to the Arashiyama District because the Bamboo Forest there is just so mesmerizing!

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

May has always been my favourite month. I don't really hope for all things good to happen during other months but May has always been my hopeful months for everything nice to happen ^^ This post will just be about being grateful and sharing all the good things that happened in the special month of May. :)

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Can't believe it's mid year already! How time flies~ Some of you might be exhausted from work and am looking for a place to hangout and catch up with friend on Friday nights of during the weekends! If you are, don't forget to check out on Afterwerk! A name which is pretty familiar with those who stays near Old Klang Road or often passes by Scott Garden.

Make sure you follow me till the end of the post because I've got a treat for you and your friends at Afterwerk!

Friday, 23 June 2017

"Heyy, morning! You look tired!
Have not have your cup of coffee?"

This is the most common verse of greeting you will get if you work in a white collar office. Office work can be very exhausting most of the time. Hence, majority of the office work force count on their daily dosage of caffeine to be their wake up call or to keep them more alert during work.

However, little did everyone know that the packets of instant coffee which they usually count on contains only a minimal amount of coffee extract. Then what exactly is in these packets of 3-in-1 instant coffee which makes such an aromatic cup coffee and gives alertness? Truth to be told, the ingredient which takes up the high percentage is sugar. The sudden sugar rush could be the culprit in making the drinkers think that it is the effect of caffeine but in fact, it could just a placebo effect. And the aromatic coffee? It is probably the flavour enhancer which is widely used in creation of instant beverages.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

I don't know since when, but it was from as long ago as I can remember that Water Filter has slowly became a necessity in every household. The beginning technology of Water Filter only serves the purpose of filtering macro dirts. 

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