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Saturday, 1 June 2019

Family Getaway 2D1N at Sunway Velocity Hotel Malaysia

June 01, 2019 0
School holidays can get overwhelming with activities sometimes. Especially when you need to go to places with your kids and there's a crowd there just waiting for you. So we decide to chance upon a weekend for a quick getaway stay away from home.


Near the hearts of Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Velocity Mall, a modern and exciting mall (it's still new for me because I seldom go to this part of the town), that interconnects with Sunway Velocity Hotel where it is just situated right next to each other. This was the place that we have chosen for our quick weekend getaway with the family.


I was mesmerized upon entering the hotel lobby as it was brightly lit and coloured. The space was just breathtaking and my kids enjoyed themselves even at the lobby. With so much space, kids running around is bound to happen.


The service was excellent and top notch at the hotel lobby, as we were escorted to our room on the 15th floor. It was a done with a very warm and friendly manner. We felt right at home when we were there. I think this is important especially if you are with your family.


Upon entering our room, I couldn't help but take photos and selfie a couple of times in the bathroom.


It is just so clean, neatly arranged and just everything you would expect out of Sunway Group of hotels. My kids had the most fun, they were looking forward to this short trip away from home.


After settling down, we decided to head to the mall for dinner and grab some snacks to bring back to our room. We headed down to the 5th floor to the connecting bridge direct to Sunway Velocity Mall. And as I've mentioned, this is definitely a very modernize and exciting mall, I love how they decorated their interiors and the amount of retailers available at the mall.


There were a lot of food restaurants and cafés for us to choose. So we decided to just grab a bite there instead of "tapao"/takeaway back to our hotel room. Minus the mess hehe... So we ate at Dragon-i and then on the way back we bought some snacks and tidbits from Village Grocer.

It was a really short but fun bonding moments with our kids, they just love running round and round in the room, up and down the bed and repeat. When it came to sleep time, the bed was really comfy and huge enough to fit 4 of us.


The next morning we woke up to a beautiful day with a wonderful view from our room, overlooking Cheras & Kuala Lumpur city with some greeneries from a distance.


We adjourned down to start our day with a good serving of breakfast buffet spread of local and western fusion variety.


There were alot of tourists here too and alot of family as well.


After breakfast we went up to enjoy the breathtaking view of the infinity pool (open till 9pm only) on the 16th floor.


They also have a gym there that is open 24 hours.


After that we went back to our room to enjoy more family moments together before we check-up by noon. My kids were sad to leave to hotel but we promised them to bring them back to Sunway Velocity Mall again the next weekend.


So if you have no idea where to bring your kids, bring them over to Sunway Velocity Mall and check-in at the hotel even if it's just a quick getaway from home, it is worth it! Atleast you are away from traffic and not on the road all the time. It was overall an enjoyable moment for me and my family and we are looking forward to the next one soon!

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Thursday, 30 May 2019

TAG La V2 is finally here!

May 30, 2019 0
Have you heard of TAG La before? I remember I had the very first version of TAG La when it was first newly launched back in 2016.


After 1 year of development process, a brand new round-shaped Bluetooth tracker is set to be more compact in size, more durable and produces a higher decibel beeping sound which can be easily heard by users; Introducing the TAG La V2!


And we're so lucky that it is launched first in Malaysia! Previously, it was a cute square-shaped tracker, TAG La (read more here). The TAG La V2 definitely has enhanced the appearance of the device to a round-shaped design that actually has a meaning behind this design.
If you're like me who gets forgetful at times especially when there's so much to do all at once, you tend to misplace things and spend atleast 10 minutes or so trying to locate missing items and stuffs. Hence, the round-shaped TAG La V2 represents the shape of a time, a clock, a watch; Serves as a daily reminder to treasure time and live your day efficiently.


Using TAG La is simple, just by simply tapping a button in the app to ring your item or double-click the TAG La button to ring your phone, even if it’s on silent. It can also be used as a selfie remote control. There's also many ways to use it which you can also refer to the manual here.


If you are an existing user, the TAG La app will also be receiving a mobile update that will have a brand new user interface that will boost a better user performance and smoother interface for TAG La users.


For its reasonable price of RM79.90 per piece, now there's also a running promotion where you can enjoy:
Friends Pack (3 pieces) RM199.90 (NP: RM239.70)
Family Pack (6 pieces) RM369.90 (NP: RM479.40)
Purchase RM100 and above to enjoy free shipping.


It also comes in a variant of beautiful colours (black, red, yellow, green, blue and white) to match with your accessories and stuffs.


Easily available on TAG La

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Friday, 10 May 2019

Global Inspiration This Ramadhan at Hard Rock Cafe KL

May 10, 2019 0
Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur, has got to be the most happening places to be! I came by to have a taste of their latest limited-time offering for their guests around-the-world, to enjoy a selection of locally-crafted, globally-inspired sliders and burgers!


It's not everytime you get to enjoy eclectic flavours with Hard Rock classics combining the best of both worlds during the Holy month of Ramadhan! The best is you get to enjoy these delicious meals from the 1st of May 2019 right up till 30th June 2019!


Sliders are the perfect kind of meal to share with friends and family! Especially during the Holy month of Ramadhan, it makes breaking fast together much more meaningful on a sharing platter!

Like over here there's the Passion Fruit Sliders (RM58), the winner of the BurgerRocker competition from Guanacaste, Costa Rica, jacob Gonzalez! As you can see there's 3 burger patties topped with sweet and smoky turkey bacon jam, creamy jack cheese and a crispy onion ring. I love how the sauce slides out of the slider burger that makes it look mouthwatering!

The All-American Sliders (RM58) are 3 burger patties topped with creamy American cheese and a juicy onion ring, atop a bed of coleslaw, served on toasted soft fluffy buns!

Buffalo-Style Sliders (RM58) are burger patties topped with spicy, classic Buffalo sauce, a crispy fried onion and the choice of cooling blue cheese or creamy ranch dressing!

Apart from sliders, the burgers that are locally crafted and globally inspired, is definitely not to be missed as well! From the Tex-Mex Cheeseburger (RM66) that is Hard Rock Cafe's signature burger with melted Jack cheese in between two crisp tortillas to add crave-able crunch, finished with guacamole, pico de gallo, lettuce, tomato, onion on their toasted and fluffy bun. This is also another BurgerRocker Champion from Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Their BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger (RM66) that is topped with their signature BBQ sauce with melted cheddar cheese that is hard to resist! Includes with a crisp turkey bacon and crunchy shoestring onion straws served with fresh lettuce and tomato on a toasted bun. You will surely love this comforting food for the soul!

My favourite is the Double-Decker Double Cheeseburger (RM79), inspired by London heritage, the "Down Home Double Burger" was an original on Hard Rock Cafe's very first menu from 1971!! I love this because who could resist double the juicy, meaty and cheesy burger patty in a single bite. With 1lb. of juicy flavor patty topped with Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and red onion, served on a toasted bun. You must definitely have this!

*All burgers and sliders are served with seasoned fries for sure!

With all the sinfully delicious food above, we had to have some locally crafted and globally inspired beverages to quench our thirst as well! The best part is you get to enjoy these limited-time offers on their beverages too!

The Sparkling Blue Hawaiian with Hurricane glass (RM117), imagine yourself in Hawaii indulging in this beautiful blend of a tropical American classic drink invented in Hawaii in 1957. Made out of coconut rum, citrus vodka, blue caracao shaken with fresh line juice and pineapple juice that is topped with Prosecco!

Cookies and Cream Milkshake (RM58), not for kids that's for sure! This is meant for adults only because it is vanilla vodka blended with creamy vanilla bean ice cream, white chocolate and Oreo cookies finished with whipped cream and house-made brownie! Sounds delish but not for your kids! It's for adults only, I repeat! (Ps. The brownie is AMAZING!!!)

Peach Paddy O'Pounder with Mason Jar (RM102), consists of Whiskey, fresh brewed iced tea and the flavors of bright white peach, fresh lemon and mint. Very refreshing yet exhilarating!

Strawberry Mojito with Hurricane Glass (RM117), with coconut rum, freshly muddled strawberries, basil and lime juice finished with sparkling soda. This is my favourite! As long as there's strawberry, nothing will go wrong!

Pineapple Lemonade with Pint Glass (RM100), is non-alcoholic and hand-muddled pineapple shaken with a refreshing bubble lemonade finished with a grilled pineapple slice.

So do drop by and get your tastebuds satisfied at Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur.
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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

PETPET New Improved Diaper Review

May 08, 2019 0
PETPET new improved diapers with its new improved design, features a non-woven fabric and absorbent material that is very soft to touch.


I managed to buy a pack to let my 2nd boy test out its quality because I want to know how far it is on par with today's trend in diaper technology on the 'Fast Dry' technology that includes a 360' AirThru system. This gives me the impression that it really focuses on keeping baby's skin comfortable and dry while gentle on their skin at the same time.


I would say that it can definitely last for up to 10-hours a day! Most diapers lasts a mere 4 to 6 hours and some lesser, however, its subject to age and situation too. My boy is already 2 plus this year, turning 3 years old in September, and his diapers get soiled pretty quick because of the amount of water he drinks in a day. Also it is now the hot season, hence he drinks even more fluid during the day.


But I noticed that even when it gets full, it doesn't leak or drops easily. In fact, he still looks comfortable in it and my mom even thought it was a new diaper because it was dry on the inside but already quite bulky. Their Newborn (NB) and S size doesn't have this 10-hours technology but it is still gentle to touch. This is also reasonable, because baby's and infant's at this young age tend to poo more frequent; Hence, it is best to get them changed frequently. So I may even consider this for my 2nd child that is on the way soon this end July 2019.


The fabric material is really strong as it doesn't break apart easily when it is soiled and it stays dry inside at the same time. This proves that it is really gentle on baby's skin. The design of their diapers are quite cute too! Different sizes has different animal characters that represents their cute mascots - Bunny, Bear, Elephant and Hippo.


And like most diapers, the waist guide is very crucial for us parents to know what size fits best for our kids. The indication of 1-2-3 on the waist guide means :
1 - Perfect Fit
2 - Good Fit
3 - Need to change size already


Am glad that I picked the right size for my son this time and it was the "1 - Perfect Fit" for him. My boy couldn't resist doing a few poses for me as I was snapping photos of him in the PETPET new improved designed diapers. I'd probably put this on for him during night time since that the diapers can last pretty long (up to 10 hours) and he sleeps through the night. My son also has a "bum made of gold" because his skin is delicate and sensitive, hence I had to rule out many brands before this and only have 2 brands that he could tolerate without having rashes or flare-ups on his skin. Thankfully now I have 1 more brand to add to my shopping list for my boy!


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Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored nor paid post. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.
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Sunday, 5 May 2019

The Champignons Cake Shop & Taste by Champignons Malaysia

May 05, 2019 0
Today I had the luxury to indulge in the latest cafe and cake shop at Eko Cheras Mall, Malaysia that I am very excited to share my personal thoughts about this place with you!


Taste by Champignons, is a new concept that emphasizes a more lifestyle and cosy cafe environment by Chef Gary Chang, the Winner of the Malaysian International Gastronomy Festival in 2018. It is a definitely a much different setting when compared with Champignons at Oasis that is more of a semi-fine dining and affordable gourmet French fusion. Taste by Champignons, is a lifestyle with a cosy warm environment where most Malaysians would definitely enjoy a cup of coffee with a beautiful slice of cake and a great place to hangout with family and friends and just chill over good food and beverages, even wine!


Their menu is pretty simple, yet, offers a good variety of options for foodie lovers like me. It's interior setting is really cosy and warm, makes you feel right at home. I can probably sit here for hours with my family and friends and just chillax.

On the menu, they have chef recommendations as well, and I definitely had to go for those! The pricing are really reasonable and affordable too, just like most cafe menus out there but you get quality ingredients, meal recipes created by a 5-star Quality Gourmet Chef! Your meals will definitely be worth value for money!


Their Forest Mushroom Soup with Garlic Croutons (RM12) soup is really appetizing. I love how the aroma of the wild mushroom really matches well with the garlic crouton. It was quite generous for its portion too, I couldn't finish it all on my own. My kids will surely love it to bits!


Spanish Pork Shoulder Loin (RM28) was definitely cooked to perfection for me. Because I am currently expecting, hence the pork was made well done just for me. However, the meat stayed tender and juicy even when it is fully cooked and it was really delicious at every bite! Sinking my teeth into this meat was heavenly and really fresh too!


The Truffle Demi Glaze Sauce also brought out a very sweet yet unique flavour to compliment the pork shoulder loin. My favourite is the mashed potatoes too! Mashed perfectly and fragrantly aromatizing at the same time creamy but not too overwhelming! I could definitely see myself coming back to order seconds of the mashed potato to pack-to-go/take-away.


Norwegian Salmon Fillet (RM30), hard to resist a good cut of salmon fillet that is fresh and delicious at the same time. It was drizzled with Lemon Butter sauce that truly brought the flavours up a notch! You can see from the photo that the salmon skin is perfectly grilled and crusted nicely.

I really enjoyed my meals but the best part is yet to come!


The Champignons Cake Shop is just next to Taste by Champignons, you can order lovely cakes that is made by the one and only Pastry Chef Kingsley Kwoh, whose passion stemmed from his mother who was an avid home baker and from a tender young age, Pastry Chef Kingsley made it his career specializing in Modern French Patisserie. With 10 over years of experience, his last tenure of 4 years was with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Macau and was under the tutelage of French Pastry Chef Sebastien Bernis before he left to join Chef Gary at Champignons.


I love how each cake is detailed and artistically created. It is truly too beautiful to eat! Although it may seem a little overwhelming in its colours and one may even wonder if it will be too sweet or too much cream or too filling to savour after a good meal at Taste. But rest assured, each cake brings out its own unique flavours that will make you wanting for more! It is light and refreshing to have on an empty or full stomach!


I personally had the chance to experience these fine flavours at a go with my husband! Such a bliss hehe!

Cherry (RM16 each)
Filled with Dark Chocolate Mousse, Chantilly Cream, Cherry Compote, Chocolate Sponge with a Crunchy Base and Biscuit. This tastes like a mini black forest cherry cake, the mousse wasn't too overwhelming, surprisingly, although it may sound and seem creamy but every bite makes you wanting for more!

Rosy (RM16 each)
Made out of Black Tea whipped Ganache, Raspberry confit and Raspberry, Genoise Sponge and Biscuit. This has a very unique taste of Raspberry to it. And raspberries are known to be kinda sour, but this one had its own uniqueness that although it does taste slightly sourish, it was also a little sweet and tingling on my tastebuds too. I like it!

Chocolate Hazelnut (RM16 each | Cake RM98)
With Dark Chocolate Mousse, Moist Chocolate Sponge Cake and Chocolate Glaze; This cake is to die for! I would get triple servings of this in a blink of an eye! It isn't too sweet, but the chocolatey mousse compliments perfectly to the fluffy and moist chocolatey sponge cake that is like a bite out of the clouds in heaven; The chocolate glaze was smooth and rich, that is for sure but I love the based! It has this crunchy base almost like a chocolate cereal bar hidden below that gives off a sweet yet salty kind of chocolatey surprise that just makes this whole cake worth every bite!

Elderflower (RM18 each | Cake RM108)
The beauty of this cake, is that it gives off a very good moral to learn and that is "One shall not judge by the book of its covers!"; We thought this was a probably a peachy blend with tea kind of fruit cake but we were so wrong! Made from Elderflower Mousse, Guava Compote, Strawberry & Pink Guava jelly with Vanilla Genoise and biscuit as its base. It's a fruity guava cake for sure! When we cut it up, it still looked like peach to me until we took a bite out of it and it was the best cake we have ever tasted in our entire lives! (The best for me for sure!) The Guava compote gave the cake a unique texture and a refreshing flavour of freshness and lightly sweetened aroma that actually complimented the Elderflower Mousse. Not one ingredient was too overwhelming for the other, it was like, it is meant to be made together. Definitely a MUST-HAVE!

Mango and Coconut Choux Puff (RM14 each)
This one really gave off a custard cream puff kind of look at first glance. But again, never ever judge the cakes here by its look! This is made with Mango Whipping cream, Mango jelly, Coconut Dacquoise, Coconut Cream and Almond Crumble. With the amount of cream, it may seem like its too much to handle after having a full meal here, but NO! It was light and fluffy enough, yet the mango and coconut was really well made together that it was really another fruity cake on its own. I love how the mango flavours were brought out in the cake too! Not to mention, the mango jelly that tastes almost surreal like eating real fresh mango meat cubes instead!

Strawberry Charlotte (RM16 each | Cake RM98)
Made out of Strawberry sponge, strawberry jelly, Chantilly cream and Fresh Strawberries; This is also another favourite of mine and I am sure my boys will love this as well! Any strawberry lover will go for this anytime! This Strawberry Charlotte looks and tastes as it is, slightly sweet, fragrant, light and fluffy.


Just writing about this post makes me crave for pastry now. Especially that lovely golden baked croissant! If you'd love to sink your teeth into heaven then come by for a visit, because you surely won't regret it! Your family and friends will thank you for this!

The Champignons Cake Shop
Address : Lot G32, Ground Floor, Eko Cheras Mall, Cheras, KL
Tel : 603-9134 9288
Opening Hours : Daily 10am to 10pm

Taste by Champignons
Address : Lot G31, Ground Floor, Eko Cheras Mall, Cheras, KL
Tel : 603-9134 9288
Opening Hours : Daily 10am to 10pm
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