Being a half Hakka (dad is Hakka and mom is Kadazan, hence I am a sino-kadazan), I always enjoy Hakka food especially the one that my parents cooked at home. I must say it's kinda hard to find a good Hakka restaurant nowadays. Thankfully, my boss actually introduced me to this Good Hakka restaurant that serves pretty authentic Hakka food!

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As I mentioned in my earlier post on Markets by Jaya One, there will be a two-day celebration for all bazaar aficionados to celebrate its 5th anniversary on the bazaar scene. I was very happy to see many exciting vendors ranging from the latest fashion clothing, handcrafted goods, quirky paraphernalia, vintage decorative items as well as mouth-watering homemade food from over 100 specially curated vendors. 

Sponsored by Shopee Malaysia, this last installment of the year is upping the ante by featuring new thrills such as car boot sales by Honda Malaysia, freebies giveaways by Yelp and various other contests. 

I thought I can share some of the main highlights of Markets17 with you guys here! Shall we?

Fans of Hennessy V.S.O.P and revellers were in for a treat as they partied at the most anticipated party of the year, Hennessy Ultrabeat. With a stellar line-up led by recently Grammy nominated duo Galantis, the event treated KL-ites to a party experience unlike any other of 2015 in a take-over of Zouk Club KL.

Coming to year end, Moët & Chandon together with The Forum KL offering a special treat for everyone! For a limited time only, The Forum KL is hosting a champagne brunch featuring Mini Moet's Bubbly Brunch for only RM128!

If you follow my blog long enough, you would know how much I enjoy using Linden Leaves products for they are made of natural ingredients and I know it's best for my sensitive and acne prone skin type. Over the year, I've tried their skincare as well as hair products. Guess what? Linden Leaves recently launched its Gold Range body products and trust me, you're going to love it as I do!
Chanwon - Caroline - Shivani

It was a wonderful intimate picnic session with Shu Uemura under the natural sunlight at the Pool Bar & Grill, Le Meridien. The main highlight of this event - Shu Uemura Skin Perfector - has been introduced to all the media members and it will be available in the store soon! Do check out the updates on on the release date!

Here's a great news for K-beauty fans in Malaysia! Now we have the first Missha store opened in Malaysia! 

Being a Sabahan myself, I have a few Indonesian friends back in KK and enjoyed quite a number of Balinese food back in KK with them. I'm not sure about you, but I really enjoy the Balinese cuisines at Bumbu Desa in KL. Bumbu Desa is one of Indonesia's largest chain restaurant that has been around in Malaysia for 5 years already. They also have been awarded the "Most Favorite Sundanese Restaurant" by Tourism Indonesia in 2010.

Well, I know many of you going to ask WHY did I decide to do this?

First, I took some time to consider and to do my research before deciding on it. Secondly, this procedure doesn't require any surgery and it's not permanent. Most importantly, it is a safe procedure.

And, there are some of you were curious about this because I already have a somewhat "okay" nose bridge. My aim is to enhance my features overall, and not to change my existing look. Since I was given an opportunity to experience this procedure, why not?

Do you consider yourself a wine expert? Or someone who just enjoy drinking wines and would love to have some fun? Now, you can put your wine knowledge to the test at Eights Gourmet Gala (EGG).

If you're looking for a halal Japanese restaurant around PJ, Ramen Ten at Jaya 33 is going to be your best bet! Just so you know that Ramen Ten means "noodle soup" in Japanese and also well known as Singapore's first and popular Halal Japanese restaurant
Christmas Platter -RM299

Few more sleeps to Christmas! If you have yet to plan where to celebrate the joyful Christmas, why not bring your friends and family to enjoy a wonderful Christmas Platter at House, G Tower? The Christmas Platter is available for lunch and dinner from 1st December 2015 till 2nd January 2016. Pre-order is required in order to avoid disappointment.

To commemorate its 5th anniversary on the bazaar scene, Markets by Jaya One or more popularly known as Markets 17 will be throwing a two-day celebration for all bazaar aficionados this 12 and 13 December 2015. The much-anticipated quarterly bazaar will be held at the Square, Jaya One commencing from 11am until 7pm.  

Expect no shortage of exciting vendors ranging from the latest fashion clothing, handcrafted goods, quirky paraphernalia, vintage decorative items as well as mouth-watering homemade food from over 100 specially curated vendors. Sponsored by Shopee Malaysia, this last installment of the year is upping the ante by featuring new thrills such as car boot sales by Honda Malaysia, freebies giveaways by Yelp and various other contests.

Talking about early Christmas gift, Bollywood Professional Cosmetics was one of the earliest ones to give us a lovely Christmas Holiday Palette that is now available at Muse by Watsons, Sunway Pyramid. We get to meet the ever so gorgeous Rani Birring, founder of Bollywood Professional. It was a rather intimate dinner session and casual chat over skincare and makeup, a great one!

It's the time of the year again! You know, my friends and I will always plan a Christmas gathering where we can actually meet up over brunch or dinner to get together and do our Christmas gift exchange. This year, we are super excited to have our Christmas gathering at Le Pont especially after checked out their awesome Christmas menu! 

For those who have been following my blog, you would know I've attended a few wine pairing sessions. Recently, yours truly has attended a whisky pairing session - Glenmorangie Whisky Trail at Hacha Mecha KL. 

Christmas comes early this time! I received a bag full of goodies from Innisfree and I am super excited to share with you guys what Innisfree have in store this year! This year, you can have yourself a merry GREEN CHRISTMAS from Innisfree! With a tagline "Make. Enjoy. Share.", innisfree brings on the merry-making with gifts designed for your enjoyment and to share it with others in the true spirit of a green Christmas.

Something I like to do at home would be doing my own mani-pedi at home. However, I do admit that I still prefer let the manicurist to do the reshaping and getting rid of my nail cuticles. Recently, I get to know about this nail parlour called Mojo Nail Cafe in SS2. I decided to give it a try since it's not that far away from the place I am staying at now. 

Well, it is not secret that Malaysians live to eat more than they eat to live. Self-reward and indulgence would not be complete if food wasn't in the equation. As such, we're known to travel across great distances in pursuit of a bowl of authentic Penang Asam Laksa or a plate of east coast Nasi Dagang. 

With this apparent obsession with our food, it is not surprising that Malaysians are amongst the most obese in the South East Asia region according to National Health and Morbidity Survey 2014 (NHMS). People often overindulge in the myriad of sumptuous but unhealthy local fare. It goes without saying that for many of us, giving in to temptation is a friendly foe that takes precedence over health. And we all know that healthy food has not enjoyed much favourable reputation where taste is concerned. It is often viewed as too bland or too expensive to prepare. 

It's been almost two weeks since am back from my Korea trip, it was a really dream-comes-true kinda trip as I managed to tick off a few items from my bucket list! I will definitely pen down everything that I've experienced during the entire trip but let me talk about this most talked about place in Busan - Gamcheon Culture Village (부산 감천문화마을) - that also known as "Santorini of the East", "Machu Picchu" and even the "Favelas".  

Fun Fact: Gamcheon Culture Village "Stair To See Stars" has 148 steps and was called this because people would become dizzy and see stars from carrying up heavy loads.

All this while, I only see all the pastel-ish picturesque photos on Google and Instagram, to be able to visit this place seemed quite surreal to me. Actually, it's pretty surreal for me to finally visit KOREA, one of my dream countries to visit. What makes it even better was the weather, it's fall/autumn season, hence the pleasant chilly weather that perfect for an adventure!

The month of October has been a somewhat traveling month for me. It almost like one after another. The one-week long company trip was fun and loaded with tons of good food, or I would say seafood galore kind of meals, for almost every day. It was crazy and it kinda made my skin turned cray-cray too! Having menses the following week wasn't helping at all. It got worst and thankfully, I had a week of rest before another week long of Korea trip. Right after my last day of my menses, I went to Sliq Clinic to try out one of their signature treatment - Fire & Ice Facial Treatment.
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Deepavali is one of the most celebrated festivals in Malaysia. With colorful lighting, rangolis, and most importantly by bursting crackers, this festival is celebrated widely in Malaysia, especially by the Hindus. Women take a lot of effort to look their best during this festival as it also marks family get together and reunion of friends etc.

So, how have you planned to look this Diwali? Here are 10 simple and easy tips to look gorgeous this Deepavali. Make sure that you check them out and focus on what you have missed so that you will look the best. Have a look…

I spent a great 6D5N in one of my dream countries to visit - Korea. It was nice to be able to escape the haze-y weather in Malaysia and enjoy the pleasant sweater weather in Busan and Jeju instead.  When it come to sweater weather, it's definitely about the layering!
Slappy Cakes, Publika

When you're up for fun session whilst having your meal, do pay a visit at Slappy Cakes, Publika. This is where you can order your food and having some fun DIY session with friends and family. Of course, the kid will be very happy to be here too! I will tell you why. 

People who know me well enough, they know how much I love my hair, especially do something with it (whether a braid, or just simple hairdo, on my own). I guess that's what a long hair for, you'll get to doll up! Though, at some point when my hair getting longer and loses its initial shape from the previous haircut, it tend to look dull and lifeless, and that's where I start longing for another fresh start. Hence, the transformation

In Malaysia, who would expect Mr. Bond would suddenly appear right in front of you and hand you a gift? Obviously, I didn't and never expect it to happen. I was totally in shocked and happy at the same time! Let me tell you more about the special gift that I received from Mr. Bond here!

The world is divided into haves and have-nots – and that division begins early. Millions of children around the world fall short of basic human rights – food, clothing and shelter – and often education that facilitates the pursuit of a better life to escape the cycle of poverty. It is hard to imagine legions of underprivileged young for whom fast food is a rare luxury, have never washed with shampoo or owned a toothbrush.

They are not just in desperate Third World countries. They are right here, in our midst - in Malaysia's prosperous cities and deep rural reaches. They are of different family background and races, reflecting our nation's multi-cultural composition.

Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi is going pink for a good cause! 

With every pink limited edition Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi sold from 1st October 2015 to 15th November 2015, Scholl Malaysia will donate RM10 to Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA). As an effort to extend the publicity on Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October this year, the limited edition electronic foot file can be purchased in all Guardian stores from October onwards.
The Glass House @ 325 // Janda Baik
Actually, I didn't really consider this staycation as a proper staycation. It's more like a company getaway where we had tons of brainstorming sessions. Honestly, I felt rather exhausted after this trip. Brain fried, you know. Though, I had to share with you about this lovely place that my boss found through Airbnb. I knew he will choose a lovely place with at least 4-5 bedrooms to fit all of us, just like the one we stayed in Phuket for the first company trip

I used to have a similar tool like this Pobling Mini Ion Applicator, but I guessed I've lost it somewhere. I remember the joy of applying eye cream on my eyes area was a breeze and I have nothing to worry if my hand pressure is too much that will cause wrinkles and fine lines. I am so glad that I can now continue my routine with this amazing tool again!

I love chicken wings. I love Korea. And it makes sense that I am going to love the fried chicken at Pelicana Chicken! If you haven't heard of Pelicana Chicken yet, they are also known as Korea No. 1 Fried Chicken too!
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Established in 1982, Pelicana Chicken is the longest standing and the largest stand-alone Korean styled fried chicken franchise. World famous in Korea for its fried chicken and sumptuous sauces, Pelicana Chicken looks forward to meeting you all in Malaysia.

In support of the local independent businesses and homegrown brands, the much-anticipated two-day artisan bazaar Markets by Jaya One, also known as Markets 16, thronged by a 5,000-strong crowd over the weekend in The School, Jaya One. 

Hey guys! Digi WWWOW Awards is back this year!

Possibilities on the Internet are endless. Whether you're a dream chaser, a savvy startup owner, or a charity-sharing soul, as long as you harness the power of the Internet to make it big, you are definitely in for this game! All you need to do is submit your project, business, or work of art to us and together we'll take it further. 

Charles & Keith finally unveiled its newly renovated concept store tha spans more than 3300 square feet at Mid Valley Megamall. This new concept store is one fo the 26 stores in Malaysia franchised by the Valiram Group, Asia Pacific's leading specialist retailer. 

I rarely do a movie review on my blog. Well, that's because I know I am not that great explaining a movie in details and seriously, no one really like reading a movie spoilers, except myself. However, I thought of writing about this movie - The Martian - for myself to remember that this is indeed one of the great movies that I would love to watch again in the future. 

I love scrubs. I mean who doesn't? 

This is going to be a special mentioned post for one of my bestie - Illy! She's been an amazing friend to both Ayna and I, and when she actually breaks the news and telling us about launching her very own beauty product, we were both so happy and thrilled for her! Seeing the title and image above, you guessed it right, it's the handmade raw organic scrub that loaded with tons of great benefits to the skin. 

Princess Malaysia is committed (and excited) to supply Raw Organic Handmade Scrub. Our mission is to make as many princess at heart around the world to be happy and beautiful. All of our products are handmade with lots of care and love. 

With the terrible haze weather outside, Innisfree Malaysia being so sweet to set up an indoor beauty picnic for all of us! The indoor beauty picnic was held at Organic Lifestyle at Bangsar. I was really surprised by the lovely set up that really perfect for an awesome picnic session! 

Dr Jart+ is famous for its amazing BB Cream. I get to try one of its latest BB cream range - Dis-A-Pore. Apparently, this product is well loved in Taiwan and Singapore too! As much as I love BB cream, I have a very sensitive and acne-prone skin type, I do find certain types of BB cream irritates my skin easily. 

Psst! Have you been to Shu Uemura's new concept store in KLCC? Shu Uemura has re-opened its store in KLCC with a new concept that provides better makeup shopping experience to their customers. It features bright, modern interior and a more coordinated sections that allow you to shop comfortably in the store. 

Ohai! Guys, our favorite lifestyle bazaar - Markets by Jaya One - is back with its 16th installment! It is going to be a two-days bazaar on the 26th and 27th September 2015. Also known as Markets 16, this two-day bazaar will be held at The School, Jaya One starting from 11am until 7pm.  

Dubbed as one of the most distinguished artisan bazaars in the nation to date, this quarterly bazaar constantly aims to bring in new additions each time to excite the shoppers. Sponsored by Shopee Malaysia, 1OTT, Pelicana and DocLab, Markets 16 boasts over 100 specially curated vendors ranging from limited-edition garments, vintage finds, accessories, pet-friendly products, tantalizing food and unique one-offs by budding homegrown entrepreneurs.  

Woots! I bet you didn't see this coming to us! 

As a nod to the influence of anime and the power of the music that accompanies it, Wicked Factory Entertainment is proud to present the Anime Cinemusic, a collaborative work by youth. Anime Cinemusic will incorporate music from well-known anime series such as the mega-popular Attack on Titan, Studio Ghibli staples like Castle in the Sky, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro; all composed by the brilliant Joe Hisashi, and Gundam

I had one of the most wonderful time feasting awesomely delicious food last week and it would be such a waste for me not to blog in my personal space here. It is definitely a place I would go back again. This relatively new place called Brolly, located at Menara Felda on Persiaran KLCC, featuring nine kitchens - Crab Factory, Ember & Bara BBQ, Raksasa Mirai, Nove 9 Pizzeria, Moley's Oyster Bar, Bang Bang Baller Bar, My Wing Man, Variety Nible Nible Nible and Sweet Endings - that allows their patrons to satisfy their appetite in nine awesome ways. 

I LOVE BODY SCRUB. It is one of the must-have items in my bathroom. I usually will grab any body scrub product that smells sweet and/or with my favorite essential oil, after all, a shower is one of my favorite me-time. It's when I get to pamper myself head-to-toe after a long, long day busy with work. Now you know how happy I am when I received this all natural coffee scrub from Dirty Benefits

One of those days, when I'm too lazy to cook or when there's nothing in my fridge that I can cook for my brunch, I would happily request Eric to bring me out for brunch! There's a place that I've been wanting to try after seeing my friend Eric (yes, another Eric who shares the same birthday as me!) posting about yummy food pics on his Facebook - the BONS cafe

Face Luxe Brush by Breena Beauty, is definitely one of the brushes that really worth to share to the world. It may sound like just another face brush out there, but Sabrina (founder of Breena Beauty) proves it is better and comparable to the other high-end makeup brushes brands out there. 

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So yea, many of us have stubborn fats despite of diet and exercise. Have you ever thought of the solution for that? There're various ways to do so, here's one of them - CoolSculpting®.

CoolSculpting® is developed by renowned Harvard University scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, observed that some children got dimples due to eating popsicles. The idea that cold can selectively affect and eliminate fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue was the insight behind Cryolipolysis®, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting® procedure is based.

Some may know and may not know about him yet. 

Shazzwan, an upcoming hip-hop artist and producer supported by Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor (YRMS), debuts his first album titled 'Titipan Banduan Muda'. The 28-year-old budding star enrolled under the ‘Talent for the World’ programme, developed his rudiments in the music scene under the guidance of renowned artist and producer Yogeswaran Veerasingam a.k.a. Yogi B.

The album ‘Titipan Banduan Muda’ reflects Shazzwan’s life transformation from a juvenile delinquent to a hip-hop artist. His journey is well illustrated in the eight featured songs including‘Titipan Banduan Muda’ featuring upcoming singer, MAL; ‘Aku Tak Kisah’‘Aku Udah Turun’;‘Cakap Dalam Gelap’‘Dosa Menghantui’‘Hidup’‘Every Single Morning’; and ‘You’re My’ featuring renowned singer and actress, Tisha Shamsir.

If you know me well enough, I do prefer to have my own hair blow dry properly, set properly as well as having nails on point whenever I can. However, let's be real, we ain't no time to do everything when we have a busy work schedule. Working from home doesn't mean I can do everything as I wish, especially when I am rushing for meetings appointments. Often times, I would just bun up my hair because I have no sufficient time to wash, blow dry and then curl my hair. Yeap, that's the trick! 

And, now we have Simpli Dry. What is it about? It is a one-stop beauty bar that can quickly get you looking fabulous which is definitely every woman's dream come true. Simpli Dry known as a blow dry bar that provides professional wash and blow, as well as manicure and pedicure services. 

If you haven't heard of it yet, AirAsia and AirAsia X just launched a brand new in-flight menu concept aptly-themed 'Santan', with new introductions to both airlines' on board purchase and pre-book menus. The concept of 'Santan' is derived from the very basis that it is an ingredient familiar to all Asean communities, and AirAsia as a truly Asean airline will be introducing several dishes from across the Asean region into its in-flight menu, beginning with Nasi Dagang in the current menu cycle.

Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia said, "Our ancillary team is always looking for ways on how we can improve our guests' in-flight experience. Food, of course, plays a major part, but we don't want to just sell food, but also use our in-flight experience to introduce Asean dishes to all our guests. We are pleased to start off with Nasi Dagang, which is famous Malaysian cuisine as an introduction, and will look into introducing other dishes from other parts of Asean in our next 'Santan' menu cycle." 

big breakfast

chicken satay wrap

roti canai and chicken curry

This is extremely delicious! I can imagine myself ordering this for each of my upcoming trips! Nothing can beat this as it really feels like home even though you're up on the sky!

smoked chicken pizza sandwich

nasi dagang with chicken curry served with dodol

The fragrant santan in the rice, pairing with the flavorful chicken curry, definitely a must-try dish of all! 

vegetable pasta

if you're vegetarian, this is something yummy for you to enjoy during your flight!

roasted chicken with creamy sauce

Among the new dishes available on AirAsia Berhad (AK) flights for on-board purchase are Nasi Dagnag with Chicken Curry and served with Dodol, Teriyaki Chicken Rice Cake as well as Smoked Chicken Pizza Sandwich; while new pre-book meals are Tomato Rice with Ayam Percik, Chicken Satay Wrap and Vegetable Pasta with roast chicken.

all-time favorite cookies, chocolate brownie, salted caramel cookie bar, chocolate chip cookie bar, pineapple tart, mum's butter cake

Trust me, these are all so GOOD! 
In fact, they are better than some of the bakery shops!

Apart from the new pre-book meals on AirAsia Berhad (AK) flights, guests are now able to add sweet ending to the meal of their choice with the introduction of the 'Maximise Your Meal' option which includes a Salted Caramel Cookie Bar and a Kit Kat for only RM7 to complete their in-flight meal. 

kids' meal: mini chicken burger

Those travelling with children on both AirAsia Berhad (AK) and AirAsia X Berhad (D7) flights can now pre-book the Kids Meal which consists of two mini chicken burgers and Ribena

All AirAsia and AirAsia X guests are encouraged to pre-book their meals to save up to 20% as compared to purchasing their meals on board, with a guarantee that their preferred meals are available. Guests who have booked their flights without meals can easily add them in via the 'Manage My Booking' option after logging in to

**All food items on AirAsia and AirAsia X flights are certified Halal by Jakim