November 2018 - Sebrinah Yeo


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Thursday, 15 November 2018

School Holidays at KidZania Malaysia, Introduces "KidZ vs Food 3.0"!

November 15, 2018 0
It's the time of the year again, every year end where kids enjoy their school holiday to prepare for the new semester next year. And being parents, sometimes we wonder what are the activities that we can do with our kids with over a month long holiday break in session?!

Cooking at home is fun but it'll be more fun if we have the space and also friends his age that he can relate and cook together with. Also with an expert and a safe environment is important for your child's safety. I don't encourage children to walk into your kitchen and start cooking without learning "how" in the first place. It can become hazardous!

As you can see my son loves cooking so much that everytime I step into the kitchen he always begs to cook instead. But I have this fear of him hurting his little fingers because my kitchen is not CHILD-SAFE! With the gas stove on and the electrical parts running etc and handling the knife and hot water etc. You really should google up more on child safety in the kitchen and that's why I feel it's important for a child to go for a proper cooking class before actually starting from home, unless you are the expert yourself and your kitchen is safe for kids to be in. Thankfully, KidZania has answered my big ask and this year from 24th November to 31st December 2018, will be introducing to Malaysia the "KidZ vs Food 3.0" activity that will be held at KidZania Kuala Lumpur!

KidZ vs Food 3.0 covers a wide holiday programme that is specially curated for kids, with daily and weekend activities of hands-on activities such as learning the ingredients, preparing food and also cooking. It cultivates your child to know how to work with and appreciate food in all its nature.

The KidZania CongreZZ kids, with special guidance from (Centre – Left) Chef Brian Chen of Young Chefs Academy, cooks and serves yummy dishes to the kids from the Hilla Community Centre during the ‘KidZ vs Food 3.0’ launch. (Centre – Right) Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur was present to witness the serving of this special feast.

Today's launch of this holiday programme, featuring KidZania's CongreZZ kids who cooked up a storm for the children of Hilla Community Centre.

Hilla Community Centre kids are treated to a special lunch and playtime at KidZania Kuala Lumpur during the launch of ‘KidZ vs Food 3.0’. Together with them are (L-R) Mark Tan, Retail Sales Manager - Malaysia, Mission Foods; Sharszany Shahry, Corporate Communications Head, MAMEE; Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, General Manager of KidZania Kuala Lumpur; Esther Chong, Senior Executives Marketing Division, Kewpie; Zulhisham, Modern Trade Manager and F&N; Vincent Tan Wei Heng, Trade Marketing Assistant (Asia), Emborg. In the centre is Chef Brian Chen, Executive Chef and Managing Partner, Young Chefs Academy. 
KidZania CongreZZ kids prepare the food with help from Chef Brian Chen, the Executive Chef and Managing Partner, Young Chefs Academy at the launch of KidZania Kuala Lumpur ‘KidZ vs Food 3.0’ programme. 

With the help of professional chef 'Abang' Brian from the Young Chefs Academy (YCA), the children of Hilla Community Centre were treated to a meal of Turmeric Chicken and long beans with rice and Banana Chocolate Rolls for dessert.

KidZania CongreZZ kids showcase amazing teamwork in cooking up a storm for their underprivileged friends at the launch of KidZania Kuala Lumpur ‘KidZ vs Food 3.0’.

It is really inspiring to have activities such as this that truly dedicates to teaching and instilling the right skills that every child should possess. As cooking is a part of a survival skill and it's fun to explore flavours, textures and ingredients altogether. Through cooking, it will also encourage one to self-explore more into enjoying life filled with the abundance of food and ingredients all around us and at the same time instill confidence in self as they cook their own meals. This in fact, helps to nurture our children to be independent.

KidZania CongreZZ kids showcase amazing teamwork in cooking up a storm for their underprivileged friends at the launch of KidZania Kuala Lumpur ‘KidZ vs Food 3.0’.

I've always wanted my son to take on my hobby of enjoying food from all over the world and if he desires to be a chef one day, who am I to reject his dreams. But I will surely bring him over to learn these basic skill while allow him to have fun and enjoy cooking in the process. Keeps me (as a parent) sane as well.

The KidZ vs Food 3.0 programme includes of the following pop-up stations inside KidZania :

#1 Pop Up Kitchen - Create simple food recipes
#2 Drink Station - Create simple beverage recipes
#3 Food Science - A chance to get to know the food ingredients through fun play such as 'Ice Fishing"
#3 Food Art - Sparks creativity in your young ones
#4 Parent & Kid Cooking Workshops - Featuring family-friendly recipes that is different every weekend, as per below, you can schedule which day to make a booking for you and your child or just make a booking every weekend because it will be so much fun that is just priceless moments worth every second of these booking bonding moments with your loved ones!

Also, thanks to the valuable sponsors for making this holiday programme happen and for their support, MAMEE, Emborg, F&N, Kewpie Malaysia, Mission Foods, Malaysia Palm Oil Council, SHARP, Spritzer and Young Chefs Academy.

Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, General Manager of KidZania Kuala Lumpur (4th from Right) launches the ‘KidZ vs Food 3.0’ together with programme partners (L-R) Vincent Tan Wei Heng, Trade Marketing Assistant (Asia), Emborg; Zulhisham, Modern Trade Manager, F&N; Esther Chong, Senior Executives Marketing Division, Kewpie; (3rd from Right) Sharszany Shahry, Corporate Communications Head, MAMEE; (2nd from Right) Mark Tan, Retail Sales Manager - Malaysia, Mission Foods and (Far Right) Chef Brian Chen, the Executive Chef and Managing Partner, Young Chefs Academy

You can also check out the schedules so that you can plan ahead your time better, especially if you're like me and would love to have your child explore all of these stations for the full experience.

With these info in hand, I'm sure you would be wise enough to plan for your time with your children here at KidZania Kuala Lumpur, because you will be in good hands for sure and your child will get to learn much needed basic life skills here whilst enjoy doing so with new friends. Even though it may be a long school holiday break but not a work holiday break, just remember that 'work never really ends', but your child is growing up everyday and before you know it, they will be working like you for the rest of their lives. So take this time off and truly spend them with your loved ones because they matters most. Your work can wait another day, but your growing child can't. Don't wait until it's too late. Go plan your dates now and bond with your child!

For More Information : 
KidZania Kuala Lumpur
Careline : 1 300 13 KIDZ (5439)
Mon-Sun from 9am to 6pm
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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Wine & Dine with Beringer Winederlust with Levy Li

November 14, 2018 0
Tonight was a luxurious event where I was able to experience dining with the very beautiful, inspiring and talented Levy Li. Whom, she shared her travels tips with us tonight as we dine in winederlust with Beringer Vineyard.

When I first arrived at 6th Senses Gastrobar, it was a breathtaking sight as I have never ventured to this venue before and was amazed at it's interior decor that truly brings about the exquisite and exclusivity of dining with the finest quality of food and wine.

Whilst awaiting for the other guests to arrive, I couldn't help but snap a few selfie moments in this beautiful venue. We were served with a cooling cucumber lemonade and lime drink that was really refreshing and thirst-quenching.

Shortly after waiting for awhile (because I went there too early-was too excited lah), the event started with the very beautiful and talented host Levy Li who is also a mother herself and an entrepreneur; who sat right infront of me at my table! It was truly an honour to dine and wine together with this inspiring lady.

She started off with introducing herself and sharing some travel tips that we can learn and even plan for in the near future for our ownself and for our family. Bangkok was the main attraction that she highlighted today and it was just in time because I miss Bangkok so much! I would love to go there again but this time with my family!

Levy's travelling experience is one that's envious as she's explored everything from the monuments of Florence, Italy; meeting K-pop stars in Seoul, Korea; yet there is nothing that she loves more than travelling to the beautiful city of Bangkok, Thailand.

After her first session of sharing, we were presented with the first dish of the day that is the appetizer that is to be paired with the Beringer wine.

Lemon Coriander Vinaigrette Prawn Salad
This is made with greens salad, cherry tomatoes drizzle, lemon coriander vinaigrette, grilled prawns with Beringer Founders' Estate Sauvignon Blanc

It was really light and easy to munch on to prepare my tummy for the main meal, when pair with the white wine, it brings out a unique flavour and makes this dish more appealing. The wine itself has a refreshing grapefruit flavor enhanced with an intense citrus, ripe stone fruit and white fig. The win finishes with a clean grassy note and crisp acidity making it a perfect match for citrus salad, grilled fish or even goat cheese. With one sip, it really has that citrus type of zesty taste to its texture and it's fragrance.

Cream of Chicken Soup
Homemade chicken broth with light cream and served with chicken, potatoes, carrots, toast with Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay. The soup is really flavorful and fragrant. 

When paired with the white wine of the Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay, it brings a stronger citrus and fruity aroma, while it leads to a more medium, rounded mouthfeel highlighted with flavors of lemon creme, toasted almonds and balanced acidity. In layman terms, it is is medium to strong and the taste linger in your mouth. It's slightly richer than the first wine.

Slow Braised Pork Belly
Slow braised pork belly with herbs, pumpkin puree, mushroom ragout, roasted cauliflower head, apple chips, pistachio nuts with Beringer Founders' Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. I just had to pick this main dish for myself because I've always wanted to know how it's like to pair pork belly with wine! And it was the best choice I would say. Because of the meaty texture and it is slow braised with sweet sauce marination, it matches very well with the Beringer Founders' Estate Cabernet Sauvignon red wine. 

The wine brings about a flavour of rich red fruit characteristics, enriched with toasted oak and spice from aging on French oak. It has that really fragrant scent that doesn't sting your nose but it smooth at the same time and very appealing. At a sip it is sweet and then it changes texture to a fruity rich flavour that lingers in your mouth and on your tongue. I love this the most and pairing it with meat was really a unique experience altogether.

Chocolate Brownies
We were then served with a nice warm chocolate brownie with ice cream, salted caramel and crumbles. I paired this with each of the wine that was served earlier and it matched really well with either of it.

My favourite? 
Actually all 3 has its own unique characteristics and pairing to match the flavours with. However, I love the Beringer Founders' Estate Sauvignon Blanc for it's mild citrus flavour where I can see myself enjoying it on its own at the comfort of my own home at my own "ME" time.

The wine tasting session today gave about a good experience for me being exposed to this exotic and exquisite luxurious world of wine pairing with good food and strangers who becomes your friend at the end of the day no matter where they came from.

We had a good evening asking questions and breaking the ice with each other on the topic of travelling; And lets not forget, Levy Li's valuable tips on planning a trip to Bangkok!

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Monday, 12 November 2018

Back-To-School with Faber-Castell Malaysia

November 12, 2018 0
Every year end, parents all around the world will gear up for the next year for their school-going kids. And this time around, Faber-Castell Malaysia launches the "Back-To-School Bus" with a bunch of exciting school promotion packs that will give all parents an ease of mind while picking the right stationary for their kids.

The campaign that will last from now until January 2019, will feature various advertisements on TV and online, including a mock-up "Back-To-School Bus" that will be stationed at all leading bookstores, supermarkets and hypermarkets nationwide to draw customers with the latest product innovations and packages to offer.

They even launched their latest and newest Slim-Flexi Case that was available in 12 and 24 colours earlier, but now they have extended it to their 36 and 48 classic colour range.

The uniqueness of the design speaks alot of the convenience and the ease that Faber-Castell has put into their R&D for the end user to have a much more better experience with their colour pencils. I remember back in the good ol' days, my colour pencil boxes got worn out so easily that it was embarrassing to take it out from my bag and at the end my parents had to get a pencil case for me to put all my colour pencils in. Not only that, sometimes it goes out of shape or one gets used more frequently than the other so it goes missing inside the huge pencil loaded will all the colours, pencils, pens and whatnot's.

Classic Colour Pencils in Slim-Flexi Case
12 colours RM12 | 24 colours RM27.90 | 36 colours RM40.50 | 48 colours RM52.50

With the slim-flexi case, it gives everyone of its user a good overview of which colour to pick at a glance and also encourages them to rearrange it back in order accordingly to its slot. So it's no longer in a mess. This encourages good eye-hand coordination even at an older age and also good habits into rearranging and keeping things in a orderly manner. I bet it was because my pencils were all over the place, hence that habit has grown out of me and now expanded to having my things all over the place. There's also a sling attached to the case where you can carry it on your shoulder, definitely a trendsetter in the making!

But that's not all that they have to offer at their "Back-To-School Bus". They have also launched their star product which is the Air Gel Pen, equipped with both fast-dry and extra-soft grip features. I really love this pen because I always have issues writing with any ink pen and then having the side of my palm smudged with the ink as I glide across.

All left-handlers will face this situation, I am a right-handler but sometimes different angle or writing or when I missed out some notes above and add on, it will smudge for sure. Because the ink is not dry yet. This Air Gel Pen solves that issue for sure!

Air Gel (RM4 1pc | RM2.20 1pc refill)
The 1st fast dry retractable gel pen with extra-soft grip.

Stamp Markers is also another unique item that I actually took an interest in for my own, because it is just too cute! It also brings out the creativity in you!

Stamp Markers (RM10.50 box of 6 colours | RM16.50 box of 10 colours)
For a colourful and fun stamping

Actually there's aplenty more innovations that will be available as well such as :

Shark & Bubble Mechanical Pencil (RM5.20 each)Comfortable rubber grip, retractable sleeve and fitted with PVC-free eraser
Seaworld Eraser (RM3.65 3pcs | RM21.80 18pcs)The Dust-Free Eraser

Super Clip Gel (RM4.80 1pc | rm2.20 1pc refill)
Also features the "Fast Dry" innovation

WinBall (RM39 30pcs | RM2.80 2pcs)
The Super Smooth Pen
WinBall (RM39 30pcs | RM2.80 2pcs)
The Super Smooth Pen

Textliner 18 (RM3.40 1pc)
Oval shape highlighter that provides the right position at the first hold.

Watercolour Soft Pastels + Brush
I actually love this the most! It glides smoothly and vibrantly across the white sheet of paper when I was drawing hearts on my art paper. I'm tempted to get this!

UHU Stic (RM9.20 2pcs 8.2g each | RM9.20 1pcs 21g)
Strong, fast, durable UHU stic that glues anything, anytime, no mess and now in a limited edition packaging featuring Hotel Transylvania 3 characters.

One Touch Corrector (RM7.20 with Free Ball Pen Set | RM17.50 with 4 refills)
Ergonomic design for comfort holding & better control

Bear & Panda Pencil Sharpener (RM26.90 each)
Super cute, table top sharpener, even I want to get my hands on each!

Faber-Castell Malaysia is also celebrating their 40 years milestone in Malaysia by announcing their embarkment on a CSR programme that involves giving away a year's supply of stationery products to children of 40 underprivileged homes nationwide; Their 40 years of success would not be realized without the support of the public, hence they believe in giving back to society to these underprivileged children, in hopes to uplift the spirit of these children whilst adding colours to their life for the upcoming school semester.

Also inconjunction with the Back-To-School campaign, there will be an on-going 
"Spot, Snap & Win" 
contest from now until January 6th, 2019; Where you can stand to be among the 40 winners to walk away with RM150 cash reward and Faber-Castell products worth RM80 together with a box of personalized Slim-Flexi Case 48 Classic Colour Pencils (worth RM52.50)!

How to participate in this contest?
1. SPOT the "Back-To-School Bus" at all leading bookstores, supermarkets and hypermarkets nationwide.
2. SNAP a creative photo with the Faber-Castell "Back-To-School Bus" display.
3. UPLOAD to Facebook and include HASHTAG #FaberCastellBackToSchool

As easy at 1-2-3! 
So Quickly go out there and spot the Faber-Castell "Back-To-School Bus" display now!

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