Review : Althea’s Box Collection –The Glitter Box

Do you remember a few years ago, there was a beauty box trend where you subscribe to a monthly box subcriptions and every month, you’ll receive a box of beauty products of samples sizes? That trend have since died down, thank goodness for that. I remember receiving a few boxes and to be honest, those products were given at random and most of the items were not even suitable for me. I ended up having a pile of beauty products samples which I will never use.

But before you decided never again to try beauty boxes, let me enlighten you with the specially curated boxes from everyone’s favourite Korean beauty website; ALTHEA. Unlike those monthly subscription boxes, these boxes from ALTHEA have specific theme behind each of the box. The box I have received is called the Glitter Box,  so it’ll have all the sparkly and glitter products for that fancy night out or for that extra sparkle. Other themes of the boxes released are like Base Makeup, Pore Care, Year-end Party, Life-Proof and etc.!

EAT : Chinese New Year Festive Spreads at Ti-Chen, Saujana Hotel

Nestled among the lush greeneries of Saujana Hotels & Resorts is Chinese restaurant, Ti Chen in which the name translates to ‘Emperor’s Palace’. Hence, it is only befitting to be greeted by the imperial guards (which reminds me of the Terracota Army) at the entrance of the restaurant. A step into the restaurant will take you back to the days of glorious China dynasty, especially with the live music of chinese instrument “guzheng” playing in the background.

EAT : Chinese New Year Steamboat at Yezi, 1Mont Kiara

In about one month time, we’ll be celebrating my favourite festive season in the whole year,  which is the lunar Chinese New Year in 2017! There is just so many reasons that it’s my favourite season, excluding the ang pao(s), the best part about Chinese New Year is being able to feast endlessly. It is meals after meals, eating after eating.. all the delicious food that I will have. One of my all-time favourite food is the steamboat and I remember it being a common food to have, usually for reunion dinner.

Shout-Out: The cheapest unlimited daily passes from digi, only RM1!

Back in my school days, I remember my friends and I had handphones which we would so often use to text one another after schooling hours. In those days, prepaid plans was the most economical plan around for us students on the budget. For me, this is still true till today which explains why I’m still using prepaid plans, rather than postpaid. I honestly haven’t found a reason to switch from prepaid to postpaid, mainly because I like being able to control how much I spend on my mobile plans. I really enjoy the flexbility of being able to pay as I use my phone - be it data, calls or texts.

These days, we call and text less but we need the Internet Data connection for us to keep in touch with our family, friends and social media platforms. Being connected is ever so important for me, and I’m sure it is the same for everyone else! So it is really no surprise that a huge chunk of my prepaid mobile spending goes to buying monthly Internet Data for my phone.

But I have discovered that Digi now offers the Unlimited Daily Passes from RM1, for its prepaid users like myself. These Digi Unlimited Daily Passes allows us to enjoy unlimited talking, surfing and streaming from only RM1/day. There are three different type of passes which are the Unlimited video streaming (Lite), Unlimited Social (Lite) or Unlimited Internet Calls via WhatsApp, WeChat and Facebook Messenger. These days even a roti canai costs more than RM1, so I’m glad that with only RM1… I can subscribe to any of the three daily passes for 24 hours after the activiation.

EAT : Shuck It, Whiskey Time! by Boozeat

I first heard of Boozeat when I came across their free flow of freshly shucked oysters at only RM99. Considering that I've paid for fresh oysters which goes up to RM18 per piece, RM99 for an unlimited supply of it seems like a good deal. Unfortunately I haven't been able to attend of these events because my weekends are so often packed with activities and I couldn't also find a friend who loves oysters as much as I did.

EAT: Christmas Menu at Dining Room, Macalister Mansion

The Macalister Mansion is a gorgeous, boutique hotel  which is located along the historic Macalister Road in Georgetown, Penang. The Macalister Mansion is a 100-year old colonial mansion which was built in the early 1900s and have been restored into the beautiful state currently. Within the mansion, there are food and beverage outlets which is branded as distinct rooms in the mansion; Dining Room, The Den, Living Room, The Cellar, The Lawn and 8 Rooms.

This really reminds me of the many movies/dramas we watched of the huge mansion or palace, which has different names with unique concepts and themes. It sounds like a very interesting place to visit if anyone had the opportunity to. As for me, I’ve had the absolute pleasure of dining at Macalister Mansion’s  Dining Room, thanks to the gracious head chef, Mr Johnson Wong.

The Dining Room is a fine-dining restaurant of a white colonial decor, with a giant faux white tree in the centre of the room. As you enter the doors to the restaurant, you’ll be greeted by the courteous waiters/waiteress who will then guide you to your seats. Calvin and I had unfortunately been caught in a massive jam which took us 9 hours to reach Penang, but Chef Johnson Wong and his impeccable team had still graciously hosted us despite us arriving much later than scheduled. 

For our dinner in the Dining Room, Chef Johnson have prepared us two different course meals; one is the current menu that they are serving and another is the Christmas Menu which I have the privileged to sample before it was launched. As Christmas is coming in a few days, I have decided to focus on just the Christmas Menu at Dining Room for this post.

Shout-Out: The container artbox pre xmas bazaar


EAT: Hangry @ UNITAR, Kelana jaya

According to Merriam-Webster, hangry is a clever portmanteau of hungry and angry, and an adjective that describes being irritable due to hunger. But in Petaling Jaya at UNITAR’s campus….. Hangry is actually one of the latest cafe offering  spicy food to all of the, hard-core chilli lovers! 

EAT: Christmas Buffet at Big Apple, Berjaya Times Square Hotel

Christmas is one of the most magical season of them all, and I think that has to do with it being the season of joy and gifts! Of course, Christmas comes along with plenty of delicious yummy feast, I’d always remember how every year my family will visit my dad’s close friend and we’ll have our Christmas meal with them which is usually followed by the exchange of gifts and watching movies marathon too!

If you’re wondering how to spend Christmas this year, I have a good suggestion on where you might want to head to for Christmas’s Eve. You can head on over to Big Apple Restaurant at Berjaya Times Square Hotel. The amazing chefs of the restaurant have put together a feast offering a wide array of approximate 200 plus dishes.

Eat : Fortuna Palace Seafood Restaurant, Kajang

When it comes to food, the distance travelled to get there is negligible when the food is deliciously amazing. This time around, my gastronomic adventure brought me to the quaint Kajang town. Located along a row of shops, stood a grand restaurant called Fortuna Palace and true to its name it feels like a palace of three storeys high.

Review : My Botox Treatment at Premier Clinic, Bangsar

If you ask me on the one thing I'd like to change about my face, I would say .. "my chubby cheeks". I'd say that in a heartbeat, no doubt about it. I don't like it because I always appear to have a bread face on pictures. It is hard to look good at any angle if you have chubby cheeks. Some girls can pull that look cute but unfortunately that doesn't make me look cute. So, the solution is simple.

Out & About : DCODE 1A Private Lounge Event

Have you ever been to a speakeasy lounge? If you don't know, speakeasy is an illicit establishment that sells alcoholic beverages. There are actually a few such bars/lounges around KL and Petaling Jaya, but I've never visited any of it. But recently, I've been invited to KL’s latest most exclusive speakeasy lounge, the DCODE 1A Private Lounge.

Eat: MIGF Festive Menu at Samplings on The Fourteenth, Berjaya Times Square Hotel

In conjunction with the Malaysian International Gastronomy Festival, Samplings on The Fourteenth which is an award-winning restaurant located in Berjaya Times Square have customized a special menu for the month-long festival. This menu have been meticulously put together by Chef Val, which is the restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine who has 26 years of experience under his belt (or hat, if you get what I mean). ;p

Out & About : Helipad Cinema Adventure at Stratosphere, The Roof

About a week ago, I watched a movie at the world’s first helipad cinema… and that is a tick off the things-I-want-to-do list! If you haven been to Stratosphere before, you will know that the view there is absolutely gorgeous. But now, you can have a unique outdoor cinematic experience while overlooking the 360-degree panoramic view of the city and greater Klang Valley.

Shout-Out : XIXILI Stand Up For Pink Campaign 2016