Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Malgudi. What comes to mind when you hear of the name? 

Malgudi Restuarant is actually a common sight on the route to my work place. I would stop at the traffic light and this unique name 'Malgudi' would chant once in my head. It sounds like a really authentic Indian name and I told myself that I would visit one day.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

It was a delight to be invited by Shinju Pearls to their specially curated Blogger's Day event at Paradigm Mall. The event was an eye opening experience to be introduced to their in-house products known for the quality, versatile and contemporary designs, plus affordable pricing.

Albeit their brand name, Shinju Pearls also offers jewelry customization with 925 silver, 9k or 18k gold and even certified GIA diamonds. The brand started humbly with a small store and has grown to 9 stores nationwide. Make sure to browse through their beautiful jewelry work below;

Shinju Pearls

Friday, 25 August 2017

#Whatthefox says?! Do you know what has landed in Malaysia shores and is heating up the crowd? It's non other than the new New Zealand inspired Apple Fox Cider! This new drink is made by going down into the heart of natural freshness - the orchard and picking up all the good, fresh apples to brew you this crisp refreshing taste!

The Apple Fox Cider is something that could tease you and steal your heart at first sip given it's taste of instant refreshment.  Just like a fox hunting in the orchard, this alcoholic cider will steal the hearts of those seeking a brand that stands for straight-up, instant refreshment with a contemporary and bold edge.

Apple Fox cider captures the essence of purity of the freshest apples grown, and uses the best kept cider making secrets to create a distinct, refreshing smooth drinking experience, served over ice. Try one bottle and it is bound to spike up your mundane everyday schedule. Apple Fox Cider contains 4.5% ABV and delivers an instant refreshing taste.

If you have got a party or a gathering coming right up, you have got to check out this deal:

Introductory price = RM5.80 per can

Beginning August 2017, Apple Fox Cider is available in 320ml can and 325ml bottle sizes can be found at hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience store and also bars, pubs and restaurants. Grab them at the special price for a limited time only!

What are you waiting for? Get a taste of this new Apple Fox Cider now and keep updated by following them on their facebook page and instagram account! Don't forget to hashtag #WhatTheFox and #AppleFoxCider to share your fun moment with your Apple Fox Cider!

Apple Fox Cider

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