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Monday, 18 September 2017

FOOD REVIEW: I EAT A CARNIVOROUS PITCHER PLANT

Hi foodies,

Truly, Asia is a place with varieties of cuisine and food.  We have food that some find it hard to stomach.  Food ingredients such as sea cucumber is deemed as one of the greatest food for beauty and staying young but the looks may make some run to the nearest exit.

Today, I am eating carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang which looks more like lunch fit for Tarzan. I bought it to try for science and to show my love of Asian food 😅.  So if I don't have any new post after this, it means that I had probably died a horrifying death.  Honestly, who are not terrified after watching all those hungry gross plant eating horror movies and now eating one?????

eat carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang





carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang
cooked carnivorous Pitcher plants
carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang
cooked pitcher plant

carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang
cooked carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang

carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang
cooked carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang


Pitcher plant refers to species of Nepenthes and the Sarraceniaceae with about 170 species.  It is characterized by the pitfall traps which look like pitcher with a closure at the top.  It lures insects into the pitcher trap with sweet nectar and then drown the insect with the liquid which is called phytotelmata.  Yup, basically I am eating a bug trap plant.

Just like the Pokemon Victreebel and Bellsprout it is a genuinely terrifying looking thing. However, it recently became a really popular as one of the traditional dish served during Hari Raya Puasa(a festival) to replace Lemang which is a traditional food made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, salt which is cooked in a hollowed bamboo stick lined with banana leaves. It is also a food eaten by the Bidayuh in Sarawak.

I think the one I have here is the Nepenthes species. I am not sure how this one look like in reality since it would means I need to go deep into the tropical forest to hunt for one 😓😰 . That is if I am not abducted by some forest aliens or eaten by wild beasts first.

Anyway, here inside this cooked Pitcher plant glutinous rice lemang.  Hopefully this one has not become graveyard to too many insects or bugs.😰

Inside is the glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk and salt.  It is easily removed by just cutting it with a knife or I can just tear the skin out like a Hulk.

It tastes the same as glutinous rice with coconut milk wrapped with banana leaves.  If you served it to me without the pitcher plant, I won't even know that it is cooked inside this carnivorous plant.  The glutinous rice is delicious on its own and it would be even better with chicken curry. The glutinous rice is soft with smell of banana leaves.  There is no bitterness in it.  I would eat it again if I am able to find it again because it is a rare traditional food.  I do need those magic spell from Harry Potter to remove that particular strands of nightmare memories from watching too much plant eating human movies.

So, the next time you are in South East Asia and you are lucky to come across this pitcher plant glutinous rice is around, do try it out.  It is sure better than Durian which is another love of mine for those adventurous people out there.


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I bought it for RM6 per pitcher plant depending on size.
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Monday, 28 August 2017

FOOD REVIEW ON JIANG KANG SEAFOOD RESTAURANT KUANTAN MALAYSIA

Hi,

It has been long since I updated any travelling and food review.  Here is a review on one of the most famous place to eat in Kuantan and some photos around Kuantan, Malaysia.

Kuantan is a city in Pahang, Malaysia.  It has many theme cafes and restaurants to visit but since I was just there for a moment, I didn't managed to do much other than shop and eat.

Here is a food review on the Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant Kuantan, Malaysia which house one of the Top 10 chicken rice in Kuantan.  I didn't eat the chicken rice actually but there are other food that I ate here.

So, here is the photos of the Kuantan,Malaysia trip.


Kuantan,Malaysia

The views from most of the trip to to Kuantan, Malaysia. Majority of the road you will notice something like this.  It is jungle where you could find wild life there so not recommended to go in.

Kuantan,Malaysia
Side of the road

Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant Kuantan, Malaysia
Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant Kuantan, Malaysia
Here is the Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant Kuantan, Malaysia.  It is actually near the bus stop.


Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant Kuantan, Malaysia
curry mee stall at Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant Kuantan, Malaysia
Here is the curry mee stall inside the Restaurant. It is at the end corner of the restaurant.

curry mee at Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant Kuantan, Malaysia
curry mee
It is RM5.50 for this huge bowl of curry noodles.  It is totally worth it because I couldn't finish it because there is so much inside the noodles.  3 huge pieces of fish tofu skin slices, one big tofu, a lot of char siew (pork) and one huge ping pong size pork ball.  There is a lot of noodles and not the typical little few strands of what I mostly get in other places.  The ingredients are fresh and of good quality.  I was too stuff to be even walked because it is just so filling.  The curry is also great with the fragrant of spices and coconut milk.  I really recommend checking it out.

Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant Kuantan, Malaysia
milo drink
If you see that face of mine,  you would know why I am so shocked.  There is prices stated on the board in Chinese for the drinks at the stalls.  All I could say is the drinks are just too expensive. Seriously RM2.90 for Milo at a Chinese restaurant is too shocking for me. Normally it is price at RM1.80 at most.  I do not recommended to order drinks here. It is not really worth to order the drinks at the cup is small and very expensive.
You can just top the money and eat something really fulfilling than water which will just bloat you away.  I mean just the cheapo in me saying things like this. 😎

Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant Kuantan, Malaysia
Fried Kueh Teow stall at Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant Kuantan, Malaysia
Fried Kueh Teow stall at Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant Kuantan, Malaysia
Fried Kueh Teow stall at Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant Kuantan, Malaysia
The portion is not that big but the quality of the Fried Kueh Teow stall is really good here. There plenty of prawns which are cleaned properly, fresh and delicious.  The bean sprouts are cooked to perfection as I eat it. Normally I don't eat bean sprout as most people do not cook it properly but the one in this Fried Kueh Teow stall is just so good.  It is worth the price of RM6 as prawn is very expensive and having it so many inside this fried kueh teow makes it worth it. I asked not to include the cockles as I don't eat them. The portion is bigger than what I normally get in Chinese restaurant.  I would recommend it for sure.

Berjaya Kuantan Mall, Malaysia
Berjaya Megamall, Kuantan
Berjaya Megamall Kuantan is one of the malls in Kuantan, Malaysia. It is really small actually.  I think most people actually go to the East Coast Kuantan Malls which is 5minutes from this mall.  The three malls are all near each other actually.

Kuantan, Malaysia
Kuantan, Malaysia

Kuantan, Malaysia
Kuantan, Malaysia

Kuantan, Malaysia
The river in Kuantan

Kuantan, Malaysia
the road in Kuantan

House in Kuantan
Here is picture of one of the type of house in Kuantan.  This is the house that they build on their own land.  This kind of houses are mostly for those that could afford their own land.  Houses in big cities are mostly condominium, apartments, semi detached or bungalow and are not like this.   No we do not live on trees.

Kuantan, Malaysia

Just pictures along the road. That is coconut trees.

Kuantan, Malaysia
bus stop

Kuantan, Malaysia
Kuantan, Malaysia
Here is the end of the trip out of Kuantan, Pahang Malaysia. The word "Daulat Tuanku" is a prayer that the country will continue on being blessed by the Sultan.  Now, when we see this, it means we are out of that particular states.
Hope you enjoy my short travel log.  Let me know if you like something like more.😊


Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant
LOT 8928 Lorong Seri Teruntum139,Jalan Bukit Ubi,
25150 Kuantan, Malaysia



Food prices:
Curry noodles Rm5.50
Fried kuew teow RM6
Drinks RM2-RM5

Jiang Kang Seafood Restaurant Kuantan, Malaysia (not Halal)

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

REVIEW ON KLAIRS MOCHI BB CUSHION PACT SPF 40 PA ++

The swept of Korean beauty wave with the creation of BB cushion makes application of makeup really easy even for a person with amateur makeup skill like me.  Honestly, I don't know how people can do their do their makeup looking so flawless when mine is always just streaky or patchy.  Thus, I just gave up with those foundations and face makeup until BB cushion arrived into my life.  Since then I am into cushion products.

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++ ranked the first place in the Korean 2016 Glowpick apps which is by user voting.  This makeup item is something essential for being a convenient portable BB cushion in my makeup item.

This cute Mochi design is a collaboration between Klairs best seller Mochi BB and BETWEEN's signature Mochi.  I just can't help staring at such cutesy round cushion.  The cushion is perfect for Korean code 15,21, 23 and MAC NW20.

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++


Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion pact SPF 40 PA++

The mirror has a protective film so remember to remove it first.  The first ingredient is water based which is not typical of BB cream. It is great since water based BB cream tend to have lighter finish and not clogging to the pores.  There are brightening, hydrating and calming ingredients such as niacinamide, zinc oxide, centella asiatica, sodium hyaluronate, licorice extract, adenosine, vitamin c, aloe vera, grape extract and hibiscus extract.  There is some silicone and colouring to have some colour and smoothen the skin.

Here is the full ingredients:

Ingredients
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Betaine, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Polysorbate 60, Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Silica, Zinc Oxide, Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bentonite, Sodium Chloride, Yellow Oxide Of Iron, Red Oxide Of Iron, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Black Oxide Of Iron, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Lic orice) Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Adenosine, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Hibiscus Mutabilis Flower Extract, Corchorus Olitorius Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera(Grape) callus culture Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Callus Culture Extract


Klairs Mochi BB cushion pact does have a transparent build in cap and one that you need to twist to open and to close it. This ensure that the cushion pact does not open itself during travelling and being hygienic which is great.  The cushion puff has the cute Mochi face as well.  I find it easy to apply on my face using the puff.  I just pat the product onto my face which is convenient.  It doesn't clogged my pores or cause more acne. It does have very faint flowery scent which disappeared upon application.

Klairs Mochi BB Cushion Pact has a semi matte texture with a slight glowy finish which covers my pores flawlessly. It lasted on my face for 8hours without the need to touch up. My nose area does have a slight shine by the fifth hours but it is nothing serious since it does not separate on my skin at all.  It naturally neutralise the redness on my skin which makes it great to cover the redness around my nose.

Overall, Klairs Mochi BB cushion pact is a great affordable BB cushion that covers pores and redness on the skin but still look like your natural skin.  The refill kit is cheap and affordable.


Product retails for
Klairs Mochi BB Cushion cushion pact SPF 40 is available at Hermo My
8 other samples are available at Hermo My too.
Made in Korea.
For international, you could get it at Wishtrend.

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Monday, 31 July 2017

THE ART OF BUYING GIFTS AND GIFTING FOR NEW MOTHERS

Buying gifts for others is actually really difficult. I honestly think so because I always googled up on what to buy whenever there are special occasions..  This is even more true for baby showers because you just want to get your best friend who has recently become a mother and her baby something special, beautiful and memorable.

Of course it would be really awkward to give the same baby shoes in the same design as everyone else in the shower party because you don't really have much time to buy the gift at the stores yourself.  Besides, the thought of getting some common may shows that you are not valuing your friendship.

So, you tried to find some gifts because you wanted your friend to receive something unique and special.  Here are some suggestions that you could gift your friend in for a baby shower.






WELCOME TO THE WORLD by From You To Me
WELCOME TO THE WORLD by From You To Me


WELCOME TO THE WORLD by From You To Me

Welcome To The World is a delightful book celebrating the arrival of a new baby.
Shortlisted for Gift Of The Year 2017 and the Baby And Nursery Trade Awards 2017, with space for you to write a personal message in the front, this book is a wonderful keepsake and makes the perfect this is the perfect gift for baby showers and newborn baby presents.

MESSAGES FOR YOU - WHILE YOU GROW by From You To Me
MESSAGES FOR YOU - WHILE YOU GROW by From You To Me
MESSAGES FOR YOU - WHILE YOU GROW by From You To Me

Welcome To The World is a delightful book celebrating the arrival of a new baby.

Shortlisted for Gift Of The Year 2017 and the Baby And Nursery Trade Awards 2017, with space for you to write a personal message in the front, this book is a wonderful keepsake and makes the perfect this is the perfect gift for baby showers and newborn baby presents.

PERSONALIZED MUMMY & BABY BOY BOX by Merci Maman
PERSONALIZED MUMMY & BABY BOY BOX by Merci Maman

PERSONALIZED MUMMY & BABY BOY BOX by Merci Maman
This super smart gift solves that dilemma of whether to send a gift to the new baby or new Mother by providing one for both!

Presented in a smart gift box, we include two personalised gifts – a soft hooded towel for baby and a hand engraved Heart Charm bracelet for Mother.


 
PERSONALISED CHILDREN'S BOOK IN TWO LANGUAGES OF YOUR CHOICE by TimTimTom
PERSONALISED CHILDREN'S BOOK IN TWO LANGUAGES OF YOUR CHOICE by TimTimTom


PERSONALISED CHILDREN'S BOOK IN TWO LANGUAGES OF YOUR CHOICE by TimTimTom

TimTimTom's Underwater Adventure is a personalised book in two languages - the fun way to improve your child's language skills. The illustrations will spark the kid's imagination in this story that is all about him or her. The child will become the hero of this underwater quest to save an entangled sea turtle.

You can personalise the name, the look and choose two languages to make this a unique keepsake no other child has.

Available in: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese (Simplified or Traditional)


SIGNATURE JELLY BEAN NECKLACE by Molly Brown
SIGNATURE JELLY BEAN NECKLACE by Molly Brown

SIGNATURE JELLY BEAN NECKLACE by Molly Brown

The iconic Signature Jelly Bean Necklace is one of the best selling necklaces across the Molly Brown range. An award winning design, which is chic, sweet and perfect for all special occasions.



You could find more suggestions of gift in Gift Less Ordinary baby shower sections HERE.



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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

TRAVELLING IN MALAYSIA, IPOH BALI HOTEL


Bali Indonesia is a very popular tourist attraction which is more than a tropical paradise. For the many whom had visited this wonderful places, Bali has something that managed to capture the heart of every visitors leaving each with fond memories of beautiful beaches, food that leaves one wanting more, historical enriching culture and the mood that evokes the senses of awe . It is a place that won travels awards and a place that one should visit at least once.

Ipoh Bali Hotel
Ipoh Bali Hotel

For fellow Malaysians, one can also experience such luxury without paying more or the hassle to deal with leaving the country. It is not easy to apply for leaves for a week, packing, passport application, clothes, exchanging money and looking for someone to take care of your children for a trip out of the country. Using apps such as Traveloka  also makes it easy to find and book popular hotel for vacation.

Why not try having Balinese holiday in your country with just as good experience?

Here is a hotel in the heart of your country that will keep one wondering why such gem is uncovered yet.
Ipoh Bali Hotel
Ipoh Bali Hotel
Ipoh Bali Hotel is a hotel that is set in a residential neighborhood, near facilities and is 6km from Sultan Azlan Shah Airport. The historical to Perak Cave Temple which is only 9km away and the beautiful picturesque Gunung Lang Recreational Park called for exploration and be rewarded with scenic views.

The beautiful design are sure to capture the heart of even one that just want to spend a night away from the bustle and hustle of the city.

Ipoh Bali Hotelfeatures Balinese style design from the every furniture up to the design in each room. The stone walls, impeccable furnished wood furnishings are brought from Bali Indonesia to provide the patron with the finest experience.

Ipoh Bali Hotel spa
Ipoh Bali Hotel Spa
Ipoh Bali Hotel spa milk balth
Ipoh Bali Hotel spa milk balth

To reward yourself and unwind from the sore muscles, you could visit the Ipoh Bali Hotell which offers very affordable spa package starting from RM148. For examples, their Bali Spa Facial ( 1 hour 30 minutes ) with foot bath, hydrating facial, scalp massage, ear candling, neck and shoulder massage and serve with ginger tea for only RM 148 (normal price RM 238). Ear Candle Treatment​ is a popular treatment to clear the ear, to help people who has been having sleeping and headache problem, with light massage on ear area which creates relaxation sensation.

To celebrate or make it even more memorable, Ipoh Bali Hotel offer a special arrangement for exclusive wedding ceremonies, honeymoon couple, pre wedding photo shoot for an unforgettable, extraordinary and everlasting memories.

Ipoh Bali Hotel roof top
Ipoh Bali Hotel roof top
The Roof Top of Ipoh Bali Hotel could be booked for organizing private parties, ceremonies and event which can host up to 50 people. The contemporary natural woods with sophisticated contemporary Baliness architecture and interior design is just incredible.
Ipoh Bali Hotel rain shower bathroom
Ipoh Bali Hotel rain shower bathroom


Ipoh Bali Hotel Ikan koi view
Ipoh Bali Hotel Ikan koi view

Ipoh Bali Hotel
Ipoh Bali Hotel room

The rooms in Ipoh Bali Hotel offer are standard double, superior double, deluxe studios suite and family studio suite. Prices starting from RM210 (weekdays) and RM250(on weekend). All the rooms come with breakfast that you can pre choose. Their room facilities include free Wifi (in room and public area), 24 hours front desk service, Safe deposit box, Mini bar, Ironing facilities, Coffee & tea maker, Satellite Astro with flat screen LCD TV, Bathtub or rain shower bathroom with complimentary toiletries, Daily room cleaning service, Daily newspaper​, Security guarded​​. The upgraded room provide balconies or koi ponds view. Family suites come with living areas and sleeping lofts. Parking is complimentary.

For the best stay, do book Ipoh Bali Hotel online for the best promotion and deals. The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

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