Out & About : Discovering my feet at SunFEET International

“Treat your body like a temple, not a woodshed. The mind and the body work together. Your body needs to be a good support system for the mind and the spirit. If you take good care of it, your body can take you wherever you want to go, with the power and the strength and energy and vitality you will need to get there.” - Jim Rohn
When I stumbled upon the quote above, I realised just how true Jim Rohn  was. In our hectic lives, we would so casually neglect our bodies. As these “abuse” to the body continues on for the years to come, the pain and discomfort we have endured would be accumulated. The one day …. when the floodgates are opened, and all hell’s break loose. Suddenly, we are hit with a sharp pain or have developed a serious case of injury. This is why prevention have always been better than cure. In all honesty, I’m guilty for this. I’ve always been busy making excuses to not taking a better care of my body.

About a couple of years back, I noticed that whenever I wore heels and walked, my ankle would bend and caved in at a weird angle. It looks like my ankle is contorted and probably, at risk of twisting my ankle. I stopped wearing those heels, thinking that the heels was not a good fit for me. Little did I know that it was a warning alarm of a more serious underlying problem that I have.

I have “FLAT FEET”.

Out & About : Celebrating 15 years of Manhattan FISH MARKET!

It’s no big secret that I’m a huge fan of seafood …. like I can be eating prawns for lunch and then crabs for dinner and that would be like my perfect meals in a day. My go-to option for seafood whenever I’m in a shopping mall would be none other than Manhattan FISH MARKET. My favourite dish would be their grilled and flaming seafood platter! Ohhh, the smell of the flamed prawns is oh-so-heavenly.

Eat : Porky Delights at Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches, The Gardens Mall

Riding on the success of their original shop in Seapark, Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches opened it first branch on the top floor of Gardens Mall. I have previously heard of Ticklish which is famed for their pork ribs and sandwiches, but I've never been able to drop by since it's located further away than convenient for me. So, thankfully there's one closer to me where parking is convenient and it’s so much more accessible without all the hassle.

Beauty : The Best Christmas Gifts from belif, believe again!

Christmas is one of my favourite seasons of the year and there's no prize in guessing why. It's such a festive season that even if you feel 'meh' about it in the beginning, you'll be influenced by all the magical vibe. Christmas is known as the season of givings, which makes it all so exciting because you get to receive and give gifts to your loved ones to show your appreciation. For the beauty junkies, this also means that there will be festive Christmas sets sold at very  from our favorite brands.

Out & About : My new everyday functional wear with dENiZEN™!

I don’t know about you, but I’m guilty for being one of those woman who have a closet full of clothes and yet, I still say I don’t have clothes to wear. I’m sure, I’m not alone in this sentiment I feel. It happened to me so often and I’ve found a simple solution to it. To purchase more basic clothings that I could mix and match for any occasion and will never get bored of!

EAT : Christmas and NYE’s Buffet at Big Apple, Berjaya Times Square Hotel

There are 12 months in a year and of all the months, December have always been like a marathon filled with delicious food for me to savour. We are only midways through the month and I’ve already lost count of the no. of buffets and festive gatherings I have attended. This time around I’m featuring the Christmas and New Year’s Eve buffet at Big Apple Restaurant in Berjaya Times Square Hotel. The buffet are served on selected dates only and are as follows ; Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner on 24 December 2017, Christmas Hi-Tea Brunch on 25 December 2017 & New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner on 31 December 2017.

Review : A virtual reality experience at VR LAB, Kepong!

Ever had a dream so vivid that it feels like you’re on an adventure? Or a dream that you wished you can make the decisions in it? What if I told you, that you can do just so. With the technology advancement these days, nothing is impossible anymore. Years ago,virtual reality sounds so farfetched … but fast forward to today, you can easily experience virtual reality with the necessary technology gadgets.

Beauty: Pout perfect and Eyeliner on fleek with Lip & Co's products!

“Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world!”

This is truly what my mom believed in — that lipstick is the most essential make up product that every woman should have. This is why she’d always gave me a little nag whenever I walked out the house bare face. But it’s true and I do agree that lipsticks are essential to women. I also believe that we can never have too many lipsticks … this I’m sure many ladies would agree with me on. So, what is your choice of lipstick?  

Review : Towards a healthier lifestyle with Diamond Coral Alkaline Water!

There is no denying that water is important in our lives, it is after all one of the source of life. That without clean water, we wouldn’t be able to survive and live. But more often than not, we take clean water for granted. Do you know how clean your water is? Unfortunately, water straight from the pipes here in Malaysia is undrinkable … at least not where I lived. My dad once turned off the water filter, and I was shocked to realise that the water is actually yellow in colour.

That just goes to show how important it is to have a water filter installed at home, to have a peace of mind knowing that the water you have is clean and safe for consumption. Over the last few months, I have had the opportunity to try the Diamond Coral Water Filter, which filters water and changes the pH level to be more alkaline. Health scientists found that most of the common health problems are resulted from the acidic nature of the water and food we consumed. On the contrary, alkaline water provides our body the minerals that our body needs and that also helps to even out the acidic impact that is imbued in our bodies as a result of the food and drinks we consumed.

I could definitely go on and on about the nutritional value of consuming alkaline water to our bodies from a health perspective but today I’ve decided to share on a topic lesser known of the other various benefits of alkaline water. You’ll be surprised at the endless possibilities of the alkaline water. Let me share my favourite one, where using alkaline water for fresh flowers …. actually prolongs their lifespan. This is true as I’m a fan of fresh flowers and from my experience, they don’t usually last that long. However, after I used DIAMOND Coral Alkaline Water, the flowers didn’t wither that easily and it lasted for about slightly more than a week. In addition to that, I kept my flowers fresh by spraying or sprinkling the DIAMOND Coral Alkaline Water over it to keep it cool during the day.

Similarly, I used DIAMOND Coral Alkaline Water to water my plants and noticed that it actually improved the condition of my dying plant. I have a Devil’s Ivy or it’s more famously known as a Money Plant which I keep indoors but rarely have time to care for. After watering the plant for a couple of weeks with the water, I started noticing that the leaves were turning green again, from their initial yellow dehydrated state. Part of me was left skeptical by this marvel so I took it to Google to satiate my curiousity. True enough, there are articles online which supports this as well, where it stated that using water helps with the growth of the plants as it would help to balance the pH level of the soil depending on, of course the acidity of the soil. But as you can see my Money Plant doesn’t have any soil, hence the quality of the water would really impact the health of the plant.

The other amazing feature of the DIAMOND Coral Alkaline Water is how it manages to remove the fishy and raw smell of seafood or chicken meat, when you cleaned them. I found this extra useful because I’d hate that my fingers smells funky whenever I had to wash and prepare them to cook. But it definitely baffles me as to how it actually works. That to me is a mystery still but I can tell you that the water does remove that unpleasant smell from my fingers.

For an enhanced Diamond Coral Alkaline Water experience, I had the opportunity to also try the DIAMOND Coral WaterBar which its key feature is the ability to dispense warm water in just 3 seconds. Imagine this …. before I can finish my previous sentence, you would already be able to have warm water in your glass ready to be consumed. The temperature of the warm water dispensed by this WaterBar, is at the temperature of 50 degrees Celcius which is ideal for drinking.

Before this, I never realised just how convenient it was to have this option of warm water on demand. With this machine, I didn’t need to purposely boil water just to get warm water. All I needed to do was to press a button! Of course, you’ll need to fill the machine with water for it to dispense out the water. But aside from that, it is extremely convenient and hassle-free. I would definitely recommend this to families, especially those with younger children to start them young to have a habit of drinking warm water instead of cold water.

If you’re interested in the DIAMOND Coral WaterBar, there is a 7 Days Free Trial catered specially for new parents as this waterbar  has the perfect temperature to make the babies’ milk formula. For more information, click here http://diamondcoral.com/my/a-good-baby-milk-helper-for-new-mom-dad/! Alternatively, if you’re interested instead in Diamond Coral Alkaline Water you can try their 60-Days Free Trial Program here >> http://diamondcoral.com/my/coral-alkaline-water-60-days-free-trial-plan/.

For more information, you can refer to Diamond Coral Official Website | http://diamondcoral.com/my/ | or stalk them on Diamond Coral Facebook Page | https://www.facebook.com/DiamondRefined/ |

Review : White Elephant Spa – the most affordable spa with a CSR Initiative!

If you’re a fan of spa and massages, you would definitely have heard about Thai Odyssey before. Thai Odyssey is famed for traditional Thai massage, providing customers with an authentic experience since their masseurs are from Thailand itself. In the early few months of 2017, Thai Odyssey started a new venture by the name of White Elephant.  Similar to Thai Odyssey, this new spa offers their core service of traditional Thai massage in a family friendly, cosy environment. What sets it apart is that thss spa — the White Elephant is actually a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, with a collaboration with Jabatan Tenaga Kerja (JTK) Sabah.

Beauty : A:Concept’s Make Your Concept Black Set - Christmas Edition

It’s that time of the year again, the festive Christmas season where we will welcome an abundance of good food and presents to end the year with a blast! It is also my favourite time of the year because beauty brands usually release special edition make up sets which usually consist of limited edition items or items bundled together and sold at a special price!

As it happens, I have the chance to review A:Concept "Make Your Concept Black Set" their Christmas edition which contains All-In-One Brightening A:Cushion Compact, a refill of the Cushion Compact, a lip and cheek stick and a lipstick. If you’re new to this brand, you should know that this product is used by by Girl's Generation's Taeyeon and their make-up artist Seo Ok. It’s called all-in-one because the compact has multiple features such as whitening, anti-wrinkle, UV protection and on top of which, the compact can keep your lipstick / concealer / cheek pen in it too. Read on more and I’ll show it to you.

Before I received this product, I read a couple of reviews online and I stumbled upon one blogger which mentioned that the coverage for this product is minimal even after three layers. With that in mind, I put it to test by applying the product. My initial thought is that it is a bit tricky to get the product on the air puff (the applicator). First I tried by pressing the air puff on the cushion, but I’ve only managed to get some of the product on. What I learnt after a couple times of usage is that you’ll actually need to press the air puff repeatedly until you feel that there is enough product for you to apply on. There after, I would repeat these steps a couple times more to get the coverage I wanted.

Let me share more about the design of the compact next. Its design is pretty similar to most cushion compact we have seen in the market. It houses the cushion which is soaked with the product, coupled with a dedicated compartment to keep the puff in place. The most unique and interesting part of this compact is that you can slot in your lipstick or cheek blusher or concealer to carry it on the go. This itself makes it very handy and convenient to touch up make up on the go!

Next is the lip & check stick which is a product that can be used for your cheeks as blusher or your lips, just like a lipstick! It’s aptly named as Everything in A Lip&Cheek. The shade I received is the Coral shade which is perfect for most skin type as the shade replicates that of a natural blush. It was easy to apply, although I must admit I didn’t really know how I should apply it. 

I ended up dotting my cheeks with the product (I’ll show you in the pictures) and using my fingers to then blend the colour. It definitely was easy to blend and the end result was a very natural and subtle blush!

The A:Lipstick I received was in the shade of RED ORANGE. As the name suggests it’s red in colour but with hint of orange. It appears more as an orangey undertone, which I’m personally not a fan of. Unlike your usual lipstick, this one came rounded in shape which I found to be trickier to apply. It’s managable still but you’ll need to be careful as you go on around the edges. The lipstick finish is matte, which is pretty much the trend now. The staying power of the lipstick is pretty decent, if you watch how you eat … you probably will be able to get to last a couple of hours. 

But reapplication is easy with the A:Cushion Compact because there is a dedicated compartment for you to slot the lipstick in, making it super handy to carry the lipstick around. You can also choose to bring the Everything in A Lip&Cheek instead as well. 

What I loved about these sticks are that they come with a mechanism which prevent you from accidentally twisting your lipstick by accident and ended up ruining it. To put it simply, after using the sticks, rotate until you hear a ‘click’ ! That’s the safety lock in place, because the product won’t be able to budge without firstly unlocking it. It’s very neat feature, because I lost count of how many lipsticks I have ruined.

Overall, I really loved how I can achieve a simple make up with just these products; the cushion compact, lip cheek and lipstick. If you don’t believe me, the pictures shown in this post are the results of using those three products! Of course, for the finishing touch, I dusted my face with Althea's Petal Velvet Powder to keep my face matte and looking fresh. Would you believe that I actually managed to finish my make-up using all the products above in just under 7 minutes?!

So, that’s why this "Make Your Concept Black Set" from A:Concept  is perfect for ladies who are minimal in their make-up and one, who always have that flawless face because the compact is so light and easy to carry around! I’ve been bringing them everywhere I go and pretty much loving the convenience I get. The set can be purchased from Althea for only RM106, here’s the link >> http://my.althea.kr/make-your-concept-black-set <<< ! With Christmas just around the corner, you better hurry on and grab it before it is sold out!

Shout-Out: the Beauties of Miss World Prestige International Pageant 2017

Ever since I was little, I’d always been fascinated with beauty pagents. For starters, the beautiful ladies of these pagents are always dressed so pretty, exuding grace and elegance that a 9-years-old me wished to be when I grow up. Fast forward to today, I’m no beauty queen but these pagents fascinate me still! Recently, Miss World Prestige International Pageant 2017 Grand Final Gala Dinner was held at Sunway Resort Hotel Grand ballroom, where Ms Kimberley Claire (Contestant No. 6) was crowned as the grand winner followed by Ms Gharam (Contestant No. 2) and Ms Valerie Lau (Contestant No. 5).

Review: Arissto Premium coffee maker–the happy maker!

I know of friends whom I’m allowed to talk to only after they had their morning coffee, because coffee is a good pick-me-up especially if you’ve had a long working night the day before. In fact, coffee is pretty much good to be taken any time of the day. If you’re a coffee lover, I think it would make sense to have your own coffee machine. With your own machine, you’ll be able to enjoy a cup of handicrafted beverage at the comfort of your home. 

Shout-Out : This weekend, Catch Harry Potter in Concert!

So, I received some news from sources who told me that there will be a Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert performance this weekend. The original film was released 16 years ago in 2001, which remained one of the most memorable movies I ever watched as I was growing up. It is after all the first movie of the Harry Potter series. 

Out & About: Malaysia, Are you Ready for UberEAts?

With the launch of UberEATS in Malaysia, we are welcoming yet another food delivery company except that this one originates from the ride-hailing app, UBER. UberEATS, is a standalone app that is powered by the same pioneering technology that made ride-hailing a norm around the world.  Malaysians can now enjoy a myriad culinary experiences and greater dining choices at the comfort of wherever you’re located at, be it the home, office or even a friend’s house during a party! The possibilities are pretty much endless, all this with just a touch of the button.

For this initial release, there are only three areas which they deliver to — KL’s central business district, Damansara Heights, and Bangsar. Of course, we should expect the coverage to expand further in the coming days, so fret not if you’re not located within these region. I’ve had a browse on the restaurant partners of UberEATS and within seconds, I’m already salivating at the thought of having so much choices available. Can you believe that there are about 200 restaurants already on the platform, offering foods, beverages and desserts of different cuisine?

During the launch we were given a chance to sample the food from Stika Studio, a fine dining restaurant with the chef preparing the dishes right in front of us. There was also Inside Scoop ice cream for us to sample, along with the servings of Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa. It was definitely a fun night, filled with delicious meals as Malaysia have always been famous for - the variety of food choices available! And now, with UberEATS hopes to bring this food experience right to your doorstep, minus the hassle of queues and the jam!

If you’re wondering how long your order would take to arrive, it will be approximately 35 minutes from start to finish and the service will be available from 9am till midnight. Presently, there is only option to pay via credit or debit cards with the delivery charges at RM5 with no minimum order required. Additionally, UBER have also ensured that the delivery process satisfy the Halal requirements for both restaurants and consumers by working together with JAKIM. Halal and non-Halal food will be delivered in different carrier bags, which is a good initiative for our Muslim friends.

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To get​ ​the​ ​UberEATS​ ​app, follow these few simple steps
1. Go to Google Play or App Store and select “UberEATS: Food Delivery” to install
2. Register your details: Name, email address, mobile phone number and login password
3. Verify your details with a verification code that will be sent to your phone ​ ​ ​ ​
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How​ ​to​ ​use​ ​UberEATS: 
1. Tell​ ​us​ ​where​ ​to​ ​deliver​ - add your home, work, or any other address or location you’d like
2. Browse​ ​local​ ​restaurants​ - search for your favourite local spot or select from a list of restaurants available.
3. Check​ ​out​ ​with​ ​a​ ​tap​ - pay with your card already on file and enjoy free delivery during the introductory period.
4. Track​ ​your​ ​order​ - watch as your order is prepared, picked up, and delivered straight to you.

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Till next time,