Many years back I saw my late friend did some tattoo on her body. I told her I wished to have it too. She replied, “go for it”! But I wasn’t brave enough nor have the courage to be inked. Moreover I couldn’t think of a nice image. I wanted it to be something meaningful because it will stays permanently on my body part.
Each time she sees me, she would ask have you done your tattoo? I laughed and said not yet.
On September year 2020, I stumbled upon a post in a FB group asked about recommendation for tattoo artist. A person recommended Selina Tattoo Studio in Seremban. I went to browse her work on her Facebook page and immediately like her work! Without hesitation I texted her to make an appointment on that weekend. LOL!
Located at Pusat Perniagaan Templer, opposite Chinese Medical Hospital.
Selina Tattoo Studio
Address: D-8, 1, JALAN PPT 2, PUSAT PERNIAGAAN TEMPLER, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
I made an appointment with the tattoo artist on the earliest session. HAHAHA! We had discussed earlier on the tattoo design that I wanted. Upon arrival, she printed out the design that I wanted to trace the outlines for tattoo. I intended to place the tattoo on my arm. Whether to be at bicep or triceps, I seek her opinion.
Assorted ink colors uses by the tattoo artist.
I suddenly felt like I am seated on a surgery chair / in a dentist. I began to feel nervous. But my tattoo artist named Selina ensured that it is not as painful as what I thought. (Successfully traced the image on my hand).
The inking process! For safety and cleanliness, Selina uses new needle and wears gloves while handling her clients.
Apparently Selina has over 10 years experience in tattooing. She started off from Taiwan. Most of her clients here are females, she said. We chatted abit, but most of the time she was quite focus, to ensure she done a proper job. We do have 5 minutes break in few sections.
Ta daa…the first image is up! I can feel that the needles move rapidly up and down, kinda like a sewing machine. HAHA! Look at the fine detail lines. Selina said she want to make sure the lines are inked closely, so that I do not require to touch up.
If you asked me whether was the pain bearable? I would say 2 out of 5. You will got the pricking feeling, towards the armpit will feel abit more painful than the rest. The whole process took about 1+ hour .
I was required to send daily photo to the tattoo artist to monitor the healing progress. Thank you for being attentive. To take care of this tattooed area, less contact with water, no soap and to apply a thin layer of lotion to keep it moisturized.
My current tattoo since September 2020. Its an image of 2 elephants which represents a mother elephant (which is me) raising the baby elephant (which is my son) with love <3. Selina did a good job, hence my tattoo still looks good after 2.5 years with minimal care.
There it goes my first tattoo experience. Feeling of getting a 2nd one…still looking for the ideal image. hehehe…
Unfortunately I couldn’t show this to my friend who is no longer in this world. All of us misses her.
Bringing excitement to fans of Gashapon. Gashapon Bandai First Official Shop is now located at IOI City Mall Putrajaya, Malaysia – Expands in Southeast Asia.
Bandai Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational toy manufacturer and distributor headquartered in Taitō, Tokyo.
Gashapon (ガシャポン), also called gachapon (ガチャポン), is a trademark of Bandai. Among the variety of vending machine-dispensed capsule toys that originated in the 1960s, it became popular in Japan and elsewhere. If you travel to Japan, gashapon machine is often spotted everywhere.
This specialty store, dedicated to Bandai’s popular capsule toy brand, opened its doors on Thursday, 16th March 2023. Located at 3rd floor of Phase 2 IOI City Mall Putrajaya.
The store space of approximately 846sf, with over 300 gashapon machines!
The token changer machine accepts cash, e-wallet & credit card. If all fails…do not worry, because the staff at the counter will be able to help.
Every token is priced at RM5 each. In conjunction to the opening…. you will get a free tote bag (as shown on the photo above) with purchase of RM100. (promo valid till 19th March 2023)
Jet & I are fan of Gashapon. Hence we decided to check out this new store. We were both excited to know about its opening especially the whole store filled with gashapon machines.
some of the premium collectibles are price from RM100 onwards.
Jet, to choose wisely because many seems nice and attractive, but ain’t cheap ya….I noticed mostly requires minimum 4 token onwards.
Our loot of the day from Gashapon Store. ❤
Here’s a short clip to sum up our visit to Gashapon Bandai First Official Store. 🙂
For more info and latest promo, do check out their Facebook page.
Aeon has recently opened its 35th Store at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya. If you have checked out their latest store.. You’ll find that their Supermarket has wide range of food!! Hehe….
Okay.. Leaving that aside.. I got to know that there’s a Pokemon Corner at this latest Aeon Store leh… It looks as though we were in Japan. Although the corner ain’t really big.. But it consists of Pokemon official merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, plushies, collectibles, gaming Corner (gaole machines) and Nintendo models too.
Pokemon fans definitely go gaga over it! Hence I was there with my son, Jet. He was very excited upon knowing the store.
Located at Level 2 of Aeon Putrajaya.
But the downside of using token for Gaole Machine is that… It is very troublesome when the token machine run out of tokens. Because there’s only 1 token machine.. Hence You’ll need to contact the respective person to come over to refill the tokens into the machine.
During the recent school break, I decided to bring my family to Melaka for a short gateway. It has been 2+ years since our last visit to Melaka.
1. Stay at Estadia Hotel Melaka
Since its a family gateway, I checked for a rather spacious rooms which offers good rates. After comparing the hotels and reviews…I then decided to chooseEstadia Hotel Melaka which fulfilled my criteria.
Estadia Hotel is also a sister hotel of Hatten Hotel and the price is more affordable too. Estadia Hotel is located within a short distance with Mahkota Parade, Mahkota Medical Hospital, Hatten Square, Dataran Pahlawan. It is also next to Hatten Hotel. Furthermore its distance to the popular tourist spot, Jonker Street is about 3km.
Despite visiting on weekdays, the Melaka town road is still so busy. Probably due to school holidays.
The hotel car park is shared with Hatten Square. Remember to validate your car park ticket at the hotel lobby for the free parking. In this case, we uses TouchNGo card.
“Experience authentic Baba Nyonya culture in a splendid Peranakan mansion-home styled hotel. A perfect blend of contemporary design meets traditional textures and motifs, revel in Estadia’s magnificent décor inspired by Melaka’s ethnic heritage.”
I booked the Family Suite which has 2 connecting rooms, even with 2 bathrooms with a good price of about RM330 per night for this suite.
I would say the rooms are quite cosy & comfortable.
2. McQuek’s Satay Celup
McQuek’s Satay Celup (Main Branch)
288 Jalan Parameswara, Banda Hilir, 75000 Melaka.
Contact No.：010-268 2998
Operation Hours：4:00pm – 11:00pm
(Closed on Wednesdays)
After getting some rest in our hotel room, we went out for early dinner at McQuek’s Sate Celup. I google search for less tourist place and stumbled upon this . You may overlook this place because it is located along the main road.
We were the early birds. Hence no crowd. I preferred this place over the popular Ban Lee Siang, because it is more spacious and more open air here. Hence I feel more comfortable eating here. Besides that, the service and taste was satisfying too.
Staff will constantly check on our satay sauce and refill them. Besides that the precook satay sauce is also available for sale. So that you can also DIY your own satay celup at home using their sauce.
3. Jonker Walk
Each time come to Jonker Walk also so hot and sweaty! HAHAHAHA!!
Discovered some interesting plaques from one of the shop.
Got attracted with these blocks. I bought one too….. with a different figure.
4) Sebungkus Melaka
Address: Lot G065- G066, Terminal Pahlawan, Jln Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Malacca
We did not go for hotel breakfast, but checking out this rather new makan place which is just a short walking distance from our hotel.
We had their breakfast set, which came with few options with an affordable price. We love the nasi lemak, the rice was aromatic and the sambal was good! (It was my lucky day….I got a double egg yolk in an egg). Besides that, the Char Kuey Teow was nice too with ‘wok hei’.
5) BESS Kopitiam
Address: Pusat Niaga, 7 , jalan PNBBU 5, Kampung Solok Musai, Bukit Baru Utama, 75150 Melaka
Operation Hours : 7.30am – 3.30pm (Closed on Thursdays)
I used to eat Nyonya Laksa at Jonker Walk, because its more convenient to eat and walk there. But recently I felt the taste has deteriorate and also expensive. Then I tried before at Donald & Lily, it was good but unfortunately it has closed down.
I google search for the less tourist one….. In resultant I was here at Bess Kopitiam.
Apparently, the Nyonya Laksa is a must TRY here. Even my Malaccan blogger friend will often dapao their Nyonya Laksa whenever she return hometown. The crowd here are mostly locals, the prices are quite affordable too.
Nyonya Laksa is a rich, coconut-based broth that originated from Melaka. The creamy broth consists of coconut milk. Tops with julienned cucumber, prawns, sliced fish cakes, bean sprout, hard boiled egg and bean curd puffs.
Looking at the color…. it was really rich, creamy and flavorful.
All in all, the Nyonya Laksa was the best, then follow up with Bihun Siam. They also sell the homemade Nyonya Pineapple Tarts, but taste average only.
6) Klebang Original Coconut Shake
Before leaving Melaka, we decided to stop over Klebang Coconut Shake for the popular coconut shake and some snacks. This place is often crowded. But probably because we were early and it was on weekday, hence there wasn’t much crowd.
The huge sign arch is pretty visible on the side of the busy road.
The coconut shake are freshly made. Ice+ Cocounut Flesh + Coconut Juice, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was quite refreshing and also a thirst quencher drink on a hot and sunny day!
We also tried the Nasi Lemak bungkus, Bihun Goreng and Onde-onde. I would conclude that the coconut shake was good, whilst the rest were just mediocre.
Address: Lot 130, Solok Kampung Bahagia, 75200 Klebang Besar, Malacca
But due to the Pandemic, Quickie Food Truck has stopped operating from its truck but mainly on caterings and online orders.
I was happy to hear that they back in their Food Truck! Few days ago, I decided to pay a visit. Still within Uptown Avenue Seremban 2, but its now located beside White 32 dental clinic / next to the former Bros Cafe.
They are back with a brand new look! Checkout their new revamped truck! Looking so cool and bold.
*Peek a boo…I see you..* The new spot has seating place for diners too.
Checkout their new menu which offers more choices from starters to mains.
From left (clockwise) Devil’s Curry Chicken Spaghetti (spicy), Chicken Rendang Spaghetti Spaghetti (mild spicy), Creamy Butter Milk Chicken Spaghetti (non-spicy) and Nasi Lemak with Peri-Peri Chicken.
All the spaghetti tasted as good as before! And the Nasi Lemak was yummy too. Do give it a try if you are nearby this area.
Tuesdays – Saturdays
6pm to 1am
I’m glad to know that Quickie Food Truck has made a comeback…. filling more happy tummies ^_^ ^_^
Mesmerizing the childhood memories at A&W Seremban.
When I was a kid, there weren’t much choices of fast food joints especially in Seremban unlike big city in Kuala Lumpur. There weren’t Mcdonalds, KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut & etc. I remember vividly there was only Grandy’s (not sure if you could remember this name. Its no longer exist here anymore. The cinnamon roll and mashed potato was good!), and A&W which hang on till today.
Other than ice cream in root beer, ice cream on waffle, A&W in Seremban used to serve ice creams during 80s and 90s. I could fondly remember that banana split and chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup served in a glass cup! They were my favorite. Not forgetting the mint flavor ice cream! Unfortunately they are no longer having that ice cream kiosk today.
A&W restaurant in Seremban is a stand alone outlet located at the Lake Garden Seremban, its an iconic landmark in Seremban since year 1978. I also remember the playground which was demolished to give way for drive-thru. *Sigh…kinda sad though.
On year 2015, A&W Seremban made an announcement about closing its door to make way for renovation. It created a huge beeline patronizing the outlet for the last time.
The renovation took quite sometime. Which many of us earlier thought its gonna be closed permanently.
Year 2022, A&W with its new outlook! Apparently it is the first A&W in Malaysia having Jamaica Blue coffee together.
Let’s take a look on the interior. Looking so vibrant with the retro touch.
I’m gonna try the fried chicken. I heard some of my friends commented that it is nice!
Come to A&W, Root Beer is something you must order lor….
Be it with ice cream or without.
Ini macam barulah YES! The aroma and flavor is so fresh, that its different from those canned ones.
A&W has added rice on their menu to suit the Asian taste bud, its called Nasi Aroma, (with sambal on it).
I did not put high expectations on it. But since some of my friends said they preferred A&W fried chicken over the others famous fast food outlets. Hence I gave it a try.
A&W’s fried chicken (Golden Aroma Chicken) was surprisingly nice! The skin was crispy and not too salty. Meat was tender and not bland. You gotta dine in there to taste its freshest point.
Then comes to Coney Dog, which is one of their signature item since last time! Those days it was only available in Beef. I am very happy that now they’ve added chicken selection on Coney Dog, for non-beef eaters.
Not forgetting also the waffle! Its a classic item too. I still think the waffle is nice compared to some cafes which charge you at high price. Introducing the new flavor, Cendol Gula Melaka. Do you know that this waffle is now available in cup too? Its more convenient for takeaway orders.
If malam-malam mau supper, can opt for Drive-Thru too. 🙂
Introducing the all new Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain. Do you know that, Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain has won numerous “Best Pick-Up Truck” Awards in Malaysia?
In this post, I’ll be sharing the exterior, interior and the safety features.
The color selections are Valencia Orange & Sapphire Blue. Which is you favorite pick? I like the vibrant color of Valencia Orange 🙂
The advanced 3.0 Litre Blue Power Turbo diesel engine packs a powerful 190 horse power, 450 Newton Meter of Torque.
Proudly presenting the latest generation of pick-up truck, The All-New Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain.
New Key Features – Exterior
With refined exterior, bolder & sportier.
LED Projector Headlamps
Wet Wiper System
18 inch Alloy Wheels with All-Terrain Tyres
Soft opening with tailgate assist.
New Key Features – Interior
9 inch Infotainment System with Apple Car Play & Android Auto Connectivity.
Auto Dual Zone Climate Control
USB Port Charging & Storage
e-LUMAX with Color Display MID
New Design & Smaller Leather Wheel with Tilt & Telescopic Adjust & Switches
Rear Air Vents
Comfort & Premium Brown Combination Leather , 8 way Power Adjust with Lumbar Support for driver’s seat.
For ultimate protection, The All New Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain comes with 7 SRS airbags to ensure the driver and every passenger is in safe hands.
Off Road Performance
Water Wading (Maximum Depth 800mm)
Aluminum Propeller Shaft
It was an honor to be able to join the team for a 30km test drive experience around Putrajaya. During the test drive on road, I get to experience the Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Manual Speed Limiter.
Adaptive Cruise Control – Adjusts your cruising speed based on vehicles around you. – useful when there’s a certain speed limit restriction along the road.
Lane Departure Warning – Detects and warns the driver should drift towards another lane. – useful when you are switching lanes, sometimes we are caught off guard during this situation.
Manual Speed Limiter – Enables driver to set a maximum speed (30 – 160km/hr) so that the speed could not exceed the speed limit.
We even got the opportunity to self experience some of the fantastic safety features! Such as :-
There are just too many features to list everything in a post. LOL!
Honestly this is the first time I’m driving a pickup truck. Initially i was doubting myself whether can i handle it? *Chuckle. Not only i was given the opportunity to drive, but also a hands on experience on the specs of this new Isuzu D-max X-Terrain. After experiencing it myself, i truly felt that its more than what a pick up truck does, especially on the safety features which impressed me. Besides that, it is easy to maneuver too. You really got to try it yourself! On top of that, I really love the leather seats with lumbar support, which makes the overall vehicle looking so premium. Therefore it makes me wonder, am I in pickup truck? Furthermore the stability and comfortableness gives you more confidence for smoother and longer journey.
I would say The All New Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain, not only it is suitable for women but also as a family car. I also hope to bring my family for more adventurous trips!
What are you waiting for? Let’s do the test try to experience it yourself!
– 3 tbsp flour – 4 tbsp Milo – 2 tbsp sugar – 3 tbsp butter, melted – 1 large egg – 1 tbsp hot water
1) Dissolve the Milo in hot water water and mix well. 2) In another bowl, mix the egg and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. 3) Add the flour. Stir until mixed. 4) Add the Milo mixture in and mix until evenly combined. 5) Then add in the melted butter. Mix thoroughly. 6) Pour the mixture into the moulds. 7) Steam in a preheated steamer for about 8 minutes. (The cooking time might vary depends on the size of your moulds.)
Alternatively you can make extra to refrigerate it, to consume later just heat up in the microwave.
It is a very easy steamed lava cake recipe. Most importantly it doesn’t involve an oven! HAHAHA! Jom try it at home with your children too.
Many working parents find it tough juggling between office work and house chores. Furthermore to cope with their children’s online studies at home. They want to provide healthy and nutritional home cooked meals but sometimes time is too constraint and may be time consuming to prepare several dishes for 1 meal.
With 20 functions and 14 pre-set modes your Thermomix replaces over 20 appliances in one compact unit. In another words, it is also an intelligent and powerful blender that weights, cooks and steam.
Last week, I was introduced to this kitchen gadget named Thermomix TM6.
Would you like to know more about this kitchen appliance that can do all the cooking for you?
Thermomix® TM6™ is the latest model that can perform up to 24 different functions and techniques.
Abit on the background info; “True Mix Sdn. Bhd., is a company founded on the philosophy of making people’s life better. True Mix Sdn. Bhd. is the exclusive partner of Vorwerk International. Founded in Germany in 1883, Vorwerk International has over 127 years of successful history, operating in more than 60 countries.”
It is an appliance where you can enjoy step-by-step guided cooking directly on the screen of your Thermomix.
Varoma: 3.3 l capacity for steaming
Butterfly: Stirring attachment
Lid: Bowl lid with measuring cup insert
Measuring Cup: Improved measuring cup for easier usage
Spatula: Improved Spatula with softer, easier to use material
Basket: Improved simmering basket
Features on Thermomix TM6
We began with Calamansi Sour Plum Drink, a refreshing drink to quench our thirst during the hot weather.
6.8 inch touch screen display.
Large stainless steel mixing bowl with lid, a butterfly whisk, measuring cup, a simmering basket and Varoma set.
Above are the mixture of 100g rock sugar and 5 pcs of sour plum after applying Turbo mode x2. Look how fine the result. (Turbo mode begin at 0.5 second to maximum 2 seconds)
I’m impressed with the powerful the blades extracting the juice from calamansi. Look at it, still in a whole piece of calamansi!
Mua Chee is a popular street snack which we often find it troublesome to make at home. However with the convenience of Thermomix , we can get it done at home.
We added 100g whole roasted peanuts. It blends finely with speed level 8 for only 5 seconds.
The last step is to steam glutinous rice flour mixture in Varoma Steaming Basket for 15 minutes.
Taa daaa…..freshly made mua chee is served!
Checkout the video below about the process of making mua chee from scratch. I also mentioned about cleaning the sticky mixing bowl using the pre-clean mode which turned to a squeaky clean bowl.
With the built-in Wifi, you can browse over 60,000 recipes from all over the world via Cookidoo Platform which is sync to the Thermomix TM6. Alternatively, you can also browse the recipes through your smartphone or computer for preparing the ingredients.(Free 30 days trial / Free 6 months subscription for Thermomix customers / 39 USD per year)
You can choose between the following languages on Cookidoo®:
English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, Danish, Greek, Romanian, Russian, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.
A nutritious and heart 4 Course Meal (Chicken Rice)
Steamed egg custard
Hainanese chicken rice
My son enjoyed the chicken rice meal very much that he had 2 servings by himself. Till today he still asked when are we going to have the chicken rice meal again. LOL! The taste was good as it is not too salty nor oily.
All in all, this Thermomix TM6 able to chops, whisks, steam, cook, knead bread dough as well! Most importantly save time, eat healthy, and cook effortlessly.
As a Thermomix advisor, she will provide after sales service such as, one to one unbox to guide new customers on how to operate the Thermomix, rules and regulations to handle the Thermomix, and cook a meal together with new customer to help jumpstart her TM journey.
As a new Thermomix user, you can join the Facebook platform group at “Thermomix Masterclass” & “Thermomix Masterpiece” which is specially curated for customers under Synergy Group. Lots of sharing info that you can get it there.
Thermomix Masterclass – step by step guidance with photos and videos for everyday dishes Thermomix Masterpiece – step by step guidance with photos and videos for festive dishes. Free e-book to download.
Mother’s Day is coming soon! Do checkout on the current offer.