‘Kids Can Cook’ Campaign by Ayam Brand

Ayam Brand is no longer new to any of us. I’m sure most of us here grew up with Ayam Brand. Ayam Brand has been a very good friend to us in kitchen. With a hectic lifestyle, we could still prepare a quick meal. Sardine, Tuna, Baked Beans, Corn Kennel, Curry Chicken…they are all my good friends. :-D :-D

Ayam Brand™, famed for its wide range of healthy and convenient, preservative-free canned products will be providing 280,000 healthy tuna meals for charity via its annual corporate social responsibility program.

The nationwide Ayam Brand™ Charity Campaign is now in its eighth year, and has benefited more than 14,800 people from 312 charity organizations!

Continuing the annual campaign, this year it made the 1st stop at Johor Bahru on May 2015. This year, 48 charity homes from across the nation will receive Ayam Brand™ tuna, mackerel, kernel corn, processed peas, peach slices and baked beans sufficient for daily meals for all residents for two months. More than 1,600 children, disabled, single mothers and old folks will benefit from this sustained aid.

On 4th August 2015, the team detoured to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

Ms Marie-Magali Falcoz, Ayam Brand Representative (in the middle), with the recipient of Ayam Brand CSR initiative which took place in Negeri Sembilan.

In Negeri Sembilan, the recipients include Persatuan Kebajikan Anak-anak Istimewa Harapan Negeri Sembilan, Persatuan Kebajikan Penjagaan Anak-anak Yatim, Orang Kurang Upaya dan Orang Tua, Pusat Jagaan Baitul Mahabbah, Pertubuhan Anak Yatim Darul Aminan, Asrama Anak-anak Yatim Dan Miskin Murad Foundation and Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Rhema Seremban.

Ayam Brand™ emphasizes the contribution of its tuna products as many charity homes lack regular access to a good source of Omega-3, which is an essential fatty acid that our body cannot produce. Omega-3 may help to prevent coronary heart disease, promote healthy nerve activity, improve vitamin absorption, maintain a healthy immune system and promote cell development. Omega 3 is also important in the development of vision and brain among children.

Its newly introduced ‘Kids Can Cook’ campaign saw children from participating charity homes learning how to cook simple, well-balanced, nutritious meals under the guidance of celebrity Chef Loke from T-Garden Cooking School.

The campaign is in-line with the Ministry of Health Malaysia’s efforts to fight obesity by educating and encouraging children to make informed food choices.

According to Ayam Brand™ representative Ms Marie-Magali Falcoz, the brand believes that the Kids Can Cook campaign is an ideal platform for children to gain exposure to culinary skills that can help to build their self-confidence and make them more independent.

“Ayam Brand™ would like to equip children with the knowledge and skills to make not just better food choice but to make their own healthy meals. The good habits and skills they learn at this age will last them a lifetime. Fast food will not be their first option if they can make their own tasty and quick meals. The early exposure to good food can even inspire them to make cooking their career,” she said.

As a mother of three, Ms Falcoz shared her personal experience that early exposure in preparing food can reinforce reading, counting and even logic skills in children.

“Involving children in cooking has many benefits from learning basic maths like counting eggs for example, or learning how to measure volume and weight of ingredients. Cooking promotes literacy by introducing new words and to young children. And it is a good time to bond with a ‘I Can Do It’ spirit,” added Ms Falcoz.

The kids are all ready for the ‘kids can cook’ campaign. Today, they learned how to make Tuna Pizza, Tuna Sandwich & Tuna Puff.

Chef Loke demonstrating the 1st dish, Tuna Pizza.

Tuna Pizza was easy & fun to do…using ‘Tuna in Sunflower Oil’.

The 2nd dish that Chef Loke was demonstrating was Tuna Sandwich.

Tuna Sandwich which made a smile, using the Tuna in Mayonnaise.

The last dish that was prepared by the kids was Tuna Puff. Made with Tuna in Mayonnaise.

Last but not least, Chef Loke demonstrated on how to prepare a simple sushi using Tuna Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Kids got to try on the dishes they made that day.

The innocent and happy faces proven how much fun they had.

The children learnt how to prepare four Ayam Brand™ Tuna dishes in a fun and interactive session that was specially developed to suit people of different ages and abilities; namely Tuna Puff, Tuna Sandwich and Tuna Pizza. The Ayam Brand™ team created these recipes with a focus on nutrition, simplicity and convenience.

Due to current economic conditions charity homes have been facing shortages as donations from corporations and individuals have fallen. Ayam Brand™’s continued support is timely.

Dato’ Seri Amar DiRaja Ali Azizan, Chairman of Persatuan Kebajikan Anak-anak Istimewa Harapan Negeri Sembilan who spoke on behalf of all the recipient homes in Negeri Sembilan said that the contribution from Ayam Brand™ was valuable as it extended the variety of the residents’ regular diet, and was fast and convenient to prepare.

“Donations and contributions are not as high as last year making Ayam Brand™’s contribution a lifesaver for us. The children enjoy the tuna as it is something different from our usual diet, and we are happy that we are able to provide a healthy option to our usual fare. After these cooking classes we expect that they will enjoy making tuna sushi and pizza,” said Dato’ Azizan.

“We hope with their culinary skills developed from Kids Can Cook campaign today, our children will be more independent and ease our burden by helping our kitchen staff to serve other children at home.” said Dato’ Azizan.

Food prepared by Coffee & Dreams S2

 

Beverages prepared by Coffee & Dreams S2

Before I end this post, I would like to thank Ayam Brand for having me to be part of this meaningful campaign.

Kindly click https://www.flickr.com/photos/honey_mel/sets/72157656873456172 for the complete photo album.

 

For more information on Ayam Brand™, please visit http://www.ayambrand.com.my or https://www.facebook.com/AyamBrand.Recipes

Product Review : Lip Tattoo by Skin Factory

I often adore the creativity of the Koreans when it comes to cosmetics line. They are so advanced.

Recently I received a parcel from Natta Cosme. As usual, a box with surprises. This time round, it contains 7 Seconds Touch Fit Lip Tattoo Pack & Speed White Cream (3 colors) by Skin Factory – a brand from Korea. Curiosity strike me when I saw the word ‘lip tattoo’. I wonder how it works.

I’m having here are 3 colors. “Sexy Pink, Jewelry Pink & Vita Fruits Peach

Each pack comes together with 1 unit of ‘White Cream’.

(Further on, I’ll explain what’s the purpose of this white cream)

At the back of the packaging, there are bi-lingual explaining the directions and ingredients of the product.

7 Seconds Touch Fit Lip Tatto Pack : Sexy PinkWater, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Peat Water, Pentylene Glycol, Cl17200, Fragrance, Royal Jelly Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Torreya Nucifera Extract, Cornus Kousa Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Chloranthus Glaber Extract, Musa Basjoo Extract, Cl 45410:1, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sea Water, Saccharomyces/Piatinum Ferment, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root/Stalk Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Larix Sibirica Wood Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Machilus Thunbergii Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate
7 Seconds Touch Fit Lip Tatto Pack : Jewelry Pink Water, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Peat Water, Pentylene Glycol, Cl17200, Fragrance, Royal Jelly Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Torreya Nucifera Extract, Cornus Kousa Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Chloranthus Glaber Extract, Musa Basjoo Extract, Cl 45410:1, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sea Water, Saccharomyces/Piatinum Ferment, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root/Stalk Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Larix Sibirica Wood Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Machilus Thunbergii Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate
7 Seconds Touch Fit Lip Tatto Pack : Vita Fruits Peach Water, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Beta-Carotene, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Fragrance, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Water, Honey Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Royal Jelly Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, CI 19140, Saccharomyces/Platinum Ferment CI 45410:1, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Water, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Water, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water, Torreya Nucifera Extract, Cornus Kousa Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Chloranthus Glaber Extract, Musa Basjoo Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root/Stalk Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Larix Sibirica Wood Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Machilus Thunbergii Bark Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Niacinamide, Maltodextrin, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCl, Panthenol, Silica.

The design and size is made handy. You could easily place it into your pouch or handbag.

Before applying makeup, massage in an adequate amount of the 7 Seconds Speed White Cream to desired areas (face, neck, arms, legs, etc.) to achieve a flawless look that’s sure to flaunt your lips.

Above picture show the difference on skin after applying a small dot of White Cream.

The tip of the dispenser.

These are the shades of 3 colors I named above. The texture is like gel form and abit sticky.

Honestly, I’m not really a fan of liptstick. Its either the color made me look aunty/mature or the color doesn’t stay. However I’m quite turn on and satisfied with this lip tattoo. The colors look good on me (ahemm, self praising) and I’m flattered receiving positive feedback when I posted a picture on my Facebook.

Let’s try it on my bare lip (with minimal face makeup)

How to use

1) Before applying makeup, massage in an adequate amount of the 7 Seconds Speed White Cream to desired areas (face, neck, arms, legs, etc.).

2) To use the 7 Seconds Touch Fit Lip Tattoo, apply an even coat on the lips without going over the edges of your natural lip lines. 3) Let the lip tattoo dry for about 5-15 minutes, and be careful not to rub your lips or let anything touch them ! 4) After about 5-15 minutes, peel the lip tattoo from the outer edges of the lips to the inner edges. Peel off any excess lip tattoo and finish off the look with a clear gloss or lip balm for a natural look.

#Vita Fruits Peach

#Jewelry Pink

#Sexy Pink

Likes:-

  • long lasting color. It lasted me from morning till afternoon.
  • waterproof
  • doesn’t wear off or smudge. Save all the hassle to re-touch my lip after every meals.
  • cute design
  • love the colors

Dislikes:-

  • the waiting time to dry
  • not that moisturizing.

What’s your favorite pick? Mine would be ‘jewelry pink’, which suits all occasions.

Brand : SKIN FACTORY Volume : Lip Tint 15ml + White Cream 5ml All Skin Types Made in Korea

Price : RM59 RM49

Website : www.nattacosme.com

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Dinner & Sunset @Yellow Cafe Langkawi

I did some homework few days before traveling to Langkawi. Just in case I do not want to end up paying hefty price for some lousy food.

I found out about this place which located along Pantai Cenang having quite a numbers of positive feedback in terms of environment and food. Therefore this place has to be in my itenary. Yellow Cafe is like a hidden gem. Without a signboard of its name, I doubt I could locate it. It is situated beside Langkapuri Inn passing through the rooms of Langkapuri Inn to locate this cafe.

The owner of this cafe decided to name his cafe as Yellow Cafe based on a nickname ‘Yello’ he gotten from Thailand. Simple and easy to remember isn’t it?

Using yellow as its theme color, we are expecting to see yellow here and there. :-D :-D

“Yellow Cafe is divided into three dining concepts: the Steak House Restaurant is comprised of an indoor section with dark wooden furnishings; the Cocktail Bar offers large comfortable sofas, while the Beach Front Lounge is perfect for lounging with a number of triangle Thai pillows, plush beanbags, and hammocks.”

My friend and I decided to sit here and this was our view. I could feel the fine sand below my feet. :-)

You can also watch the ongoing beach activities. E.g: para sailing, banana boat.

Our surrounding.

A cold beer with nice view feels so good.

At Yellow Cafe, they served mostly western food. Considering this area as tourist spot, the food prices are considered affordable. Their non pictorial menu was rather simple and straight forward.

We ordered a 12″(30cm) size pizza. I chose Tacchino (Turkey Ham, Mozarella, Olives, mushroom, tomato sauce) RM31

The pizza had a very thin crust. Buttery & crisp. The toppings were sufficient to cover every slices of pizza we had.

There were only 2 types of spaghetti served here. The bolognaise would be rather common. Therefore I chose the latter. I ordered for Spaghetti Serena (Chicken & Mushroom)RM24

The al-dente spaghetti was tasty, creamy but not cloyed. The amount of mushrooms and chicken were quite generous too.

Both dishes were on sharing basis. I enjoyed the food here. The food prices here ranges from RM20 – RM60.

The atmosphere here at night.

During peak periods, the cafe also hosts live bands performing a variety of music genres such as reggae and salsa.

Well, be prepare for the sunset view. The sunset here was around 7.30pm. Quite late huh..

The sunset at ‘Andaman Sea’

Beautiful, isn’t it?

*nice stuffs are worth waiting, but they won’t stay long either*

Yellow Cafe Langkawi

*pork free*
  • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 01:00
  • Address: Pantai Cenang, PO Box 121, 07000 Langkawi
  • Tel: +6012 459 3190

A unique experience staying at Tubotel Langkawi

Hi…I just came back from my 3D2N trip to Langkawi with my GF. This trip was meant to be a relaxing trip and a short getaway from our busy life. On the first night we stayed at ‘Resort World Hotel’. But on 2nd night, my friend suggested we try Tubotel Langkawi. Well, from the photos…it looks pretty interesting. The concept I meant. Tubotel is located 6km from airport, 1.2km from Pantai Cenang.

“Tubotel is the first budget concept hotel of its kind in Asia, in a panoramic paradise, on a tropical island. A genuinely unique experience of no frills packed with tubotonnes of thrills… everyone should try it, even it is way below your budget!”

We booked a sea-view room at the rate of RM180 which inclusive of breakfast for 2.

 The check-in procedure was quick because we’ve made the payment through Agoda. These colorful tubes are meant to be bedroom. These are the rooms with sea-view
These are the rooms with garden view. I suppose the rates would be cheaper than sea-view.
Given a key to our Room No. 4, we were lead to our room.
Our neighbors. :-D :-D
Our room at night.
My jaw dropped opened seeing the actual room size. HAHAHAHA! I was like…omg..where should I place my luggage? Totally blank. There’s a small empty space or void under the bed where you can place your luggage.
This tiny room is sufficient for 2 adults. And equipped with 2nos. of power socket, 2nos. mineral water, 2nos of towel, an electric fan.
I was aware about the ‘shared bathroom’ basis, which was my turnoff. But at the same time I wished to have an experience putting up at something different, just like the backpackers.
View from my room.
You can also watch the sunset directly from your room.
Not only sea-view but I’m able to sight flying planes across my room too. Because the airport is just a short distance from here.
A beautiful bloomed morning glory greeted us at the garden.
The dining room, where we had our breakfast on the following day.
You can also choose to dine at the Al Fresco area. Unfortunately it was a wet morning that we got no choice but to dine indoor.
Pick your choice of breakfast from the list above.
Each breakfast set is served with home baked bread with butter & jam, a cup of coffee & a glass of orange juice.
I had Ham & Mushroom Frittata (smoked turkey ham & mushroom) while my GF had 2 fried eggs with roasted tomato & chicken sausage. The breakfast was good as its made to order.
The calm sea after the heavy downpour.
Below are some photoshoot of ourselves before leaving this unique place.
Mattresses are usually laid here…so that travelers could laid back and relax while enjoying a good sea view.
wefie in our room
Each room comes with a different wall painting. And we got a sexy bikini lady. LOL! :-D
My Summary
  • Did not experience bad services
  • More suitable for backpackers, light or solo travellers
  • Nice sea-view
  • Although the room is small…but there are space for you to roam around outside.
  • dislike the fact about shared bathroom. haha….
  • Wifi is provided for free at the lobby area.
  • Wasn’t aware about the Jacuzzi.

tubotel-services1Website : www.tubotel.com

Lunch @ Nutmeg, Bangsar Village II

We were blogsphere friends. These blogsphere friends keep in touch with each other through Facebook and Instagram. Recently, we fixed a date to meet each other for lunch!

I arrived at KL Sentral via KTM and these gals; Jennifer of “Chasing Food Dreams”  and Choi Yen of “Mimi’s Dining Room” came pick me up. Since KL Sentral is quite near to Bangsar…Therefore we decided to go Bangsar Village for lunch.

We arrived Bangsar Village II at around 1pm. Jennifer suggested to go to Nutmeg. At Nutmeg, they served American, Breakfast, Brunch and Sandwiches. Upon our arrival…the place was already so crowded. Luckily there was a vacant table for us without the need to wait.

Above are some snapshots of the interior at where we seated. Nutmeg is located opposite to Zara. There’s one thing that I dislike here is that…I felt the tables arrangement are quite close to each other.

The non pictorial menu. But the kind waiter don’t mind to do the explanation & suggestion.

I ordered a Latte for RM9.

 My food arrived first. I ordered “Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich” – RM24. Served with fresh salad, fried potato wedges.

 The tasty and moist shredded chicken and coleslaw is sandwiched in a soft and buttery flavored bun.

I enjoyed my choice of order.

This is the scenario when you dine with food bloggers. :-D :-D

Jenn’s food came next…She ordered Southern Fried Breakfast – RM26. Served with 2 eggs (any style), southern fried chicken, biscuit, gravy & hashed potatoes.

It was quite disappointing that we felt the fried chicken and biscuit alike muffin were dry.

Choi Yen’s food came last. She ordered Baked Eggs – RM18. (2 eggs, cheese, tomato compote, brioche)

We also felt the baked eggs was dry. Probably overcooked.

Before we dug into our food…..

There were wide varieties of cakes here. Choi Yen and I couldn’t decide which to go for. Hence we chose the above slice of cake which served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, priced at RM16. It was a slice of creamy & nutty hazelnut cake. Coated with caramel and sugar glacing.

It was my pleasure meeting these ladies. And thanks for the ride. ;-)

We shall meet again…..

Kindly hover over to their Facebook album to view photos of the food served here.

Nutmeg
UGF-28A, Bangsar Village II, 
2 Jalan Telawi 1, 59100 Bangsar Baru, 
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Phone: +60 3-2201 3663 
Opening Hours: 9:30 am – 10:00 pm
**imposed 10% service charge**

Brunch @Chars Cafe, Uptown Avenue Seremban 2

Weekends can never go wrong with cafe hopping!

On one fine weekend, I decided to visit this so-called new cafe in my neighborhood together with my family.

One may overlook this cafe because of its simple exterior.

But the interior is not bad. Cosy and comfortable seating place.

The light bulbs lighting are pretty nice and creative.

The interior design of this cafe is quite nice too.

With all the wordings on the wall….will it gives you more inspirations in writing? hehe….

Jet was getting excited with the helium balloon (the black one). It says there “Will You Marry Me”. Someone must have done a marriage proposal here. Aww..Such a sweet guy.

Chars Cafe practices ‘self service’. The huge menu board is placed visibly on the wall. Just place your order at their counter.

**only cash term**

Chars Cafe offers breakfast set at price of RM16.90 and RM17.90 which inclusive of a cuppa coffee. Choose from; ‘Americano, Cappuccino or Latte.

We had Cappuccino & Latte. Their coffee is quite rich and aromatic. Not forgetting also a neat coffee art.

Their simple breakfast set.

I opt for the latter; ‘Chars Breakfast Set’ which comprised of croissant, button mushrooms, baked beans, scrambled eggs & a cheesy sausage. I like their fresh & crispy croissant.

Besides this, we also ordered their Aglio Olio Spaghetti with Wild Mushroom at priced of RM9.80 which I felt it tasted so so only.

The brown sugar in a mini glass + crooked spoon caught my attention. Can’t help but to capture the image of it. :-D

Chocolate Waffle (RM12.90) was made fresh. Comes with double scoop of chocolate ice cream and sprinkled with chocolate sauce & coco krunch!

Will pay another visit to try their cakes. Looks good….

Click HERE to view their downloadable menu.

Chars Cafe

Address: No.278, Jalan S2 B12, Seksyen B, Uptown Avenue, 70300 Seremban 2

Operation Hours:

Tue – Thu:
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri – Sat:
11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sun:
11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Lunch @Ichiro Sushi Bar,Isetan Eat Paradise, 1 Utama

Never expect my ‘aunty’ instinct gotten me into a free meal treat by Kc Wong! *laughs*

Ichiro Sushi Bar is located inside Isetan Eat Paradaise @ 1 Utama shopping center. May not be new to many diners. But definitely a new place for me. Kc also highly recommended this place for delicious & fresh Japanese food especially sushi/nigiri prepared by Japanese chefs. (Kc is a regular customer here…kekeke)

The daily specials are written on white papers. Checking out the freshest fish available for the day.

You select and manage your orders via iPad.

*Chef at work…the chefs here are quite friendly too*

The menu is well-organized and user friendly. For more pocket friendly, Ichiro also serves lunch set meals which are available daily including weekends and its value for money!

We sat at the sushi bar. Where you could see how the chef prepare the sushi/ sashimi. We also met a Japanese guy who sat next to us…who is also a regular customer here. He claimed that Ichiro serves fresh and authentic Japanese food & flavors. Ichiro is one of his best choice.

Perhaps…..the photos below are the evidences.

Since Kc is more familiar… so, I’ll let him do the ordering. hehe…

We started with (from bottom to top) Kohada, Gomasaba (wild mackerel), Aji (horse mackerel). The sushi rice is well pressed and not too mushy with well balanced of vinegar.

Ichiro serves freshly grated wasabi. *becareful with the burning sensation* :-D

Sardine – RM9.80

Tuna (crown of the head)RM40

Searobin – RM24.80

(from left to right) Flying Fish – RM20.80, Special Aji (special horse mackerel)RM20.80

Arkshell – RM40; made into nigiri & maki.

Salmon Salad Roll – RM17.80

Foodie will never miss the chance in ‘foodporn’ :-D

What matters most is getting the right angle.

We ended our lunch with sweet stuffs. Desserts for sure! The double scoop ice cream comes with an affordable price tag of RM7 (Yuzu Sorbet); RM6 (Sesame). Its rich in flavors.

Persimmon Sorbet – RM5

10940461_10152796989233171_3946733686413968376_nPersimmon + Sorbet lover will surely love this. Check out the size. Gave me an idea to buy persimmon & freeze it. hehe….

Verdict : Ichiro caters for small group diners due to the limited seats. All the above has its uniqueness and texture. You get good selections of sushi here. Overall satisfaction; fresh & delicious sushi/nigiri!!

Ichiro Sushi Bar @ Isetan Eat Paradise, 1 Utama
2nd Floor, Eat Paradise, Isetan One Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7726 5899 Business Hours: 11am – 10pm
Before I end….this is a picture of how to eat sushi. :-)

Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream

“You Look So Wonderful Just The Way You Are” by Klairs.

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A simple introduction about Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream or better known as BB Cream.

I have been using BB Cream over the normal foundation for several years. The Korean made a good line of BB Creams and its very popular among the Asians. I felt that BB Cream somehow more nutritious than the normal foundation which only serves as coverage.

The unboxing moment.

Thanks to Natta Cosme for sending this box of goodies and also allowing me to sample this new BB Cream.

Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream’s design is simple, slim & sleek with a content of 40ml. Therefore it is easy to carry out. One thing that I would like to emphasize is that; Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream is an eco-friendly product. “No Animal Testing, Alcohol Free, No Paraben”.

Although it is a product of Korea, it also has English translation for better understanding. What I like most about this BB cream is the high SPF. Its an important component as we often expose to sunlight. This is something good about BB cream. Needless to apply/purchase an additional tube of sunblock.

The dispenser tip is small which allows you to control the flow. Natta Cosme suggested to apply BB cream with the assistance from Cerro Qreen, Natural Emulsion Powder Puff.

Squeeze out a desired amount of BB Cream on Cerro Qreen, Natural Emulsion Powder Puff.

Pat evenly on your face using Cerro Qreen, Natural Emulsion Powder Puff. (Apply after basic skincare routine.)

Alternatively, you can also follow the diaphragm above on how to use BB cream.

*Right, is after application*

Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream only comes in 1 shade. One shade that fits naturally from dark skin tone to light skin tone. From the photo above, the BB cream blends very well, resulting in natural skin color.

Lets try it on my bare face. (pardon my non-makeup face =_=)

Could you see the difference? Although Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream only comes in one shade, but it fits my tanned complexion giving me the natural & glowy finish. I wouldn’t say it has ‘superb’ coverage…but it does give me an even skin tone and helps to cover certain spots.

Okay…lets finish up with the other side of face and wrap up with some powdering to give nice matte surface!

Design : √√√
Shade/Color : √√√√
Coverage : √√√√
Oil Control : √√√ (not really workable on my oily T-zone)
Overall : 3.5/5

mother2015Interested to try out Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream? You can make your purchase at www.nattacosme.com. Currently its priced at  RM71.20.

Hair Makeover @The Color Shop, Palm Mall Seremban

As I walked into the saloon, I was greeted by Alice who waited for my arrival. Alice  is the Manager, also the co-founder of The Color Shop. She then lead me to be seated and sort of ran through my hair. Judging my look and appearance, I guessed she may have some ideas on what to do to my hair. Therefore I just gave my trust, leaving my hair for them to handle. Afterall they are the professional. :-)

**my old hairstyle: colored & digital perm 6 months ago**

Before that, allow me to take you a tour to this simple yet well organized hair saloon. It is located at the latest mall in Seremban.

The Color Shop has a total of 6 outlets. They are located at Aeon Seremban 2, Giant Senawang, Giant Putra Heights, Setia Alam, Tesco Nilai and Palm Mall Seremban.

A wide range of the Loreal & Kerastase, the renowned hair care brand.

The ‘Hair Treatment Room’.

A room dedicated to the ‘tudung’ Muslims woman.

The ‘shampoo-ing’ section.

Alice who is a well experienced hair dresser explained on what they intend to do to my hair. Hhmmm… should I expect a new look today? Teamed up with Kenny, one of the senior hair stylist here, they decided to give me a snip and some hair coloring. Ohh…did I hear color? Yea…let’s play with colors. Interesting!

Alice also mentioned about her interest and passion in hair dressing. Today, Alice decided to do some trimming and layering to my hair. She claimed that my hair looked ‘heavy’ and ‘flat’. She was right… I now felt that my hair is much lighter after the trim.

After the haircut, Kenny took over the coloring job. He’s good at colors! He suggested to redye my hair and add some highlights. Taking considerations about my occupation, both thoughtful Alice & Kenny decided for highlighting instead of dip dye.

This was the color chart for my highlight. I guessed these colors are the latest color trend. Kenny asked if I would prefer blue or green. I asked for his opinion. And he replied ‘green’. *leave the decision to the professional, hardly go wrong*

These are the latest color trend for year 2015 which I sourced from the internet. Hence, this is the first time I’m having a different color shade on my hair other than the common brown or red tone. I started to feel excited and looking forward to see the final result.

**Kenny, why did you frown? @_@ **
The hair coloring took longer hours because it was divided into 3 steps.

Step 1: Redye my hair with a new color. Kenny chose a brown shade. He claimed it matched my tanned complexion. He started off with coloring my hair root because that’s the darkest shade on my hair. Rinsed, Shampoo & blow dry.

After the hair root, then continued with hair tip.

I also asked Kenny whether should I go short or fringe. Kenny said No! Hmm…honest feedback from a hairstylist. LOL! He said I’ll look better in long hair. Ok Ok….

Step 2: Once the hair base color is settled, continued with selecting the area or strands of hair to be highlighted. These selected areas has to be decolorize before applying the green shade. And this requires foil wrapping.

Step 3: After rinsed and blow dry. Now its the final step to apply the green shade on the chosen strands on hair. Leave for 10 minutes then rinse, shampoo and blow dry.

A final touch on my hair using a curling tong, by Mix Tam.

The final outcome of my hair. Do you like it? I personally love the green strikes on my hair very much. First time being on such daring color. :-D

The ‘stylo’ Mel!

PhotoGrid_1425950376083 (1)**my hair after 2 washing**

Left to right: Mix Tam, Kenny, Alice.

Thanks to the people behind The Color Shop. Last but not least, thanks to Patrick for the hairdo invitation.

The Color Shop

Lot L2-37,Level 2,Palm Mall,Jalan Sungai Ujong, Seremban

Contact Number: 06-765 6151

Business Hour: 10am – 10pm.

Bros.Cafe, a Korean Dessert Cafe @Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2

I noticed the blooming numbers of Korean cafe in Klang Valley.

Not going to be a loser…Seremban here also has a nice & cosy Korean cafe. Hehehe…. Anyeong Anyeong ;-)

Fret not…its featured on this web leh… *wasehhh*

http://hype.my/noms/9-kickass-korean-cafes-we-love/

Bros cafe occupying both ground and first floor of the building, strategically located at Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2. Merely 10 minutes drive after the Seremban toll exit.

I visited this cafe on 2 different occasions.

First visit was with my schoolmate@buddy, Wei Chi for a tea break.

Self service and only *cash term.

Orders are separated for ground and first floor. Cakes and drinks, you’ll have to place your order at ground floor. While for desserts/ bingsoo you gotto order it upstairs. Which I felt its quite troublesome. Imagine carrying the tray of bingsoo walking down the stairs. Luckily I didn’t roll down the steps. LMAO!

The upstairs counter to order bingsoo.

The all round windows made the cafe look bright and spacious.

some deco on the counter.

A guitar for display and some Korean products for sale.

Latte – RM9

The kind waitress gave up some colorful glutinous rice to go along with the drink.

Cappuccino – RM9

*I like the heart shape ♥ drawn on my drink*

“I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.

~Howard Schultz
Bingsoo is a signature dessert in a Korean cafe. So we decided to order one and to share the serving.
~Types of Bingsoo served here~
I couldn’t decide which flavor to choose…the waiter recommended this Strawberry (RM20).
Snow ice mountain dish topped with cornflakes, red bean, and Haagen-dazs vanilla ice cream with glaze of strawberry syrup.
On a different occasion, I visited Bros cafe for the 2nd time during my sister’s birthday.
Dislike coffee? Perhaps you can go for Yuja Tea(RM9). A traditional Korean tea (herbal tea) made from the citrus fruit yuzu. Yuja (유자) fruit is thinly sliced with its peel and combined with honey or sugar, prepared as fruit preserves or marmalade.
Iced Latte – RM9
Nok Cha Milky – RM12 *recommended*
Nok-cha (green tea) is organic one all the way from Jeju Island, Korea. Its milky, creamy hence rich green tea taste for green tea lovers.
Cakes for the birthday gal… Choc Ganache Cake (RM13).
Banana Cloud Cakes – RM13
Not overwhelmed with the cakes. Somehow felt its a lil pricey.
Cacao Island Bingsoo – RM20 *recommended*
Snow ice mountain dish topped with cocoa puffs, cocoa Powder, Sweet Chocolate,
Haagen-dazs vanilla ice cream with glaze of milky chocolate syrup. Ideal for chocolate lovers….. like me! :-)
Before you leave…you can bring home some coffee grounds use for eliminating foul smell/ household odors. Its FOC anyway.

Bros. Cafe

Address: No. 297, Jalan S2 B13, Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

Operation Hours: Monday to Sunday (12pm to 11pm)

Contact Number: 066014880

More beautiful photos, hover to this blog:- http://wallace-leong.blogspot.com/2014/10/bros-cafe-jeju-island-nok-cha-bingsoo.html