Saturday, 29 October 2011

Mentari Beauty and Spa

Recently MilkADeal had a deal which was RM39 instead of a RM249 for Brightening Hydro Facial Spa + Eye Treatment + Volcano Stone Back Massage + Manicure at Mentari Beauty and Spa located in Pandan Indah.

In search of the spa
Told Tyng's dad the address of the place. Turn out that all these spa that we had been going located in those place that had number at the street name like 6A, 6B. We had to turned a few rounds before knowing where is A and giving a good guess where B should be.

This place is pretty good even though it is just part of the old shop lots around the area there. The decoration is really nice, seriously much much better than Aura Wellness that Tyng and I went few weeks ago! 

Firstly, we were greeted and was brought slippers and hot ginger tea. They are all really friendly. A details form was filled and the lady break the ice, ask us some questions regarding our concern of our skin. It was awkward because both of us giving the same answer, which is blackhead. Then, when she asked us what products we were using currently and we hit the same answer again. After that only the lady asked whether we are friends or related LOL XD

Body massage + Volcano Stone Massage
We were given a room for 2. As usual, when I took of my spectacles, everything looks so dreamy to me. We had a really soothing body massage. I really love this a lot! The girl who pamper me was real friendly. We chatted while she was massaging my back. I like the pressure she gave during the massage, not too hard and not too soft, just nice for a small body frame like me. Then she came with 2 volcano stones wrapped with some herbs in a cloth. A brief massage with the REALLY hot stones. After awhile, it was really nice :)

Brightening Hydro Facial
As usual, double face cleansing. A scrub to exfoliate. No extraction for the package, but if we want it, RM20 each. So we go with the package, no pain for this time. Facial massage was really good, but I hope it was longer and more variations in the massage. I still have the best facial massage in Idemisse and also from the facial I went in my hometown. Mask for the end of the facial. The mask done here kinda different from the other facial. This one harden once it dried, not very comfy. After removing the mask by cracking the hard surface piece by piece, a layer of cream was applied.

Eye Treatment
I don't see what so special about this. It was done together with the facial. The only thing I know they did for my eyes was to put a slice of cucumber each on my eyes. That's it. This is really a disappointment. 

They did this while waiting for the mask to dry up. I couldn't see a thing because of the cucumbers. Basically, they just did filling, shaping and cuticle treatment. No coloring was done. The whole thing was pretty fast. She did help me to cut off the excess skin around my nails and it was painful. 

After the session, we had a cup of green tea and the lady ask for our feedbacks. We were so shy and the whole session become so awkward. Not sure to leave or she still want to talk to us. She showed us all the services they have, which is quite a lot. While for the price, I found it too pricey for a place like this. 

From the above package that I get, if I come with normal price which is RM249, honestly I don't think this is worth from the session that I had just gone through. But, I shall say the people in there was really friendly! It might not look as good from the outside of the shop, but it is really nice inside!

Mentari Beauty and Spa
82G, Jalan 4/6B,
Pandan Indah
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Everyday 10.30am-8pm

*All pictures are courtesy of Google Image Search*


Thursday, 27 October 2011

An Adventure With My Pet

Here's an imaginary adventure I would like to go with my pet, Bean. Basically, at home, all of us called him "dao dao" in cantonese, a direct translation to English, he is Bean. Bean first came to my house on year 2003, counting the years Bean has been with us for 8 years now.

Bean and I have inseparable bond together. But, Bean's purpose at home is only a watching dog for my family. For me, Bean has been a really good accompaniment I ever had after Dumb left. Bean isn't any Husky or Terrier or chihuahua, he is just a stray dog once ago.

Let's get under my pillow and I will tell you what adventure I would like to go with Bean
I just want to turn kiddy & get loose one more time and have a children's adventure

So, once upon a time.....

"Hey Eli, I need you to help me look after my zoo for a moment because I need to go on emergency leave. I know you always love animals. Here's your chance, girl!"

All right, I wouldn't want to tell you who's on the phone but for sure someone really close that owns a ZOO! Wow, in a running to look after the animals in the zoo. Turned to Bean who was eagerly looking at me, I told him that he's going to get lots of friend when he gets there with me and it will be an amazing adventure for us.

This is serious. A zoo!

Once we reached the zoo, there is no visitor at all. But only the workers in the zoo running around. "Miss, our giraffes just get loose from the cage. They were everywhere now!"

I guess that wouldn't be tough, giraffe is tall. The next second, Bean ran towards an unknown direction and starts barking. Bean is chasing the giraffes! All the workers are following Bean and things settled down after that. Phew, lucky Bean was around.

Days after days, I had fun playing with the parrots, cleaning the zebras, feeding giraffes and all the animals there with Bean sticking around with me. Being a pet-lover myself, I am so overwhelmed having animals around. In addition, I get to ride horses around, practicing tricks with the elephants and oh boy, swims around with the seal and dolphin. Yes, every time with Bean around with me in this really fun adventure of taking care of a zoo!

Never did I know maintaining a zoo can be that adventurous. Until one day, Bean came to me with frisbee while I was cleaning the zebras. "Beany, we will play some other day right? These cutie zebras need some good shower. There you go Bean, there are cookies there" Bean left silently.

Until one evening, I came to realize Bean's feeding bowl is full. Bean hasn't been eating the whole day since I last see Bean when I was washing the zebras. Then only I come to realize that we haven't been doing what we usually did everyday.

Every morning, Bean and I will walk around the neighbourhood and he will have his poo business done. Then we will be home to have breakfast and off I go to school. When I was home, Bean usually deep in his sleep or he might be just awake but being lazy. In the evening, after my homework are done, I would spend some time rubbing Bean's back and tummy. Then, we would have frisbee challenge together and I have losing ever since we started the challenge.

Now I have been neglecting Bean's daily routine. He has his poo time in haywire and low level of entertainment. That is why he brought the Frisbee to me! Bean is trying to remind me that we have lost our daily rhythm for such a long time. I ran around the zoo to look for Bean until I found Bean sitting sadly under a bench. Bean looked really sick. Bean has been really jealous these few days for not getting the attention he has been having. Bean wants the adventure in the zoo together with me, not being neglected

Ever since then, Bean and I only go back to the zoo to visit. But I will always remember to have Bean sticking around with me. We no longer want a zoo adventure. Nowadays, we have a new adventure together, a game of hide and seek around the neighbourhood! This has made me realize that how important Bean to me. Losing him for a moment in the adventure leads to major worries to me. If I neglect him again, I do not only lost a great pet but I lost a best friend.

From that zoo adventure, I realized no matter how many animals I have around me, Bean only got me

You can too catch the premiere screening of The Adventure of Tintin in 3D by joining the blogpost contest here:

This is the real Bean, that doesn't play with Frisbee and his poo time is at the night!
He listens to cantonese!



Friday, 21 October 2011

Sankolok Boutique Cafe @ Sri Petaling

You see, for the first time I heard the name of this boutique cafe called Sankolok, I'm laughing my ass off! For you who spoke a lot of cantonese, you might get why I am laughing. Even if you don't, the word Sankolok doesn't sounds like a cafe at all.

My cousin told me the food there was good. So, we give it a try again for dinner today

Our dinner destination on a rainy day

Sankolok Boutique Cafe

Papers sticking along the wall at the staircase

We are almost there now!

We are now inside Sankolok!

I have to agree this is a really comfortable and nice place to dine in
Great ambience with soothing music

We were sort of the first customer there at that time
So, when Tyng pushed the door, all the workers stood up because they were sitting around resting

Leaf decoration made up of rattan fans

The lamps in the cafe

Both are set meals for dinner only
We picked the Family Set as recommended by the manager because it was just right for the 4 of us

Usually we had 5 person, but Ying had Prefect Night. So we were left with 4 person.
We picked Family Set A!

Since the set does not come with drinks, we had to order our drinks for each of us
If you don't fancy the drinks here (not much choice anyway), go downstair and turn right, you'll see Chatime

The view of Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling from my seat while waiting for my food
The cafe was located on the first floor
This is one busy road, we enjoyed watching how people fight for parking!

Along this shop lots, there are lots of food
Even if one food outlet per day, you might need half a month to try ALL or more than that

My hot jasmine tea
Not really emphasizing the drinks, but the CUP shape
No hole at the handle to hold on, which is kind of tricky
I end up holding the whole cup
Really didn't want to risk breaking the cup if it slips off my hand

Ern's hot milk tea

From the set, a plate of rice and a bowl of peanut soup each
The peanut soup is very good!
Love love!

Green Curry Chicken

This dish isn't spice in case you're curious regarding Green Curry
This is one of my favorite dish
I flooded my rice with the green curry

Turmeric fish
I never had turmeric fish like this before, not that I remember
Well, this does not disappoint me at all
Plus with the rice, this is one really good dish!
Very nice :)

Stir Fried Mixed Vege with Oyster Sauce
Well, every meal has to come with a combination of vegetables for the balance of nutrition
All right, no nutrition lesson here
But the taste was all right
The oyster sauce does not cover up the vegetable taste so much

One weird looking Dessert of the Day
It was a combination of chewy string jellies (red & green) and jackfruit slices (yellow)
With lots of ice cubes on top of it
The string jellies had no taste, just come with tinge of jackfruit sweetness

The whole set for 4 pax is RM 68.80 (drinks not included)

We couldn't finish the big bowl of green curry because everyone felt so bloated already

One thing I would like to emphasize here was the service is really good and everyone in there was so friendly. From taking our order, serving us food, clearing our used dishes and the worker even rushed to the door to open the door for us when we leave. Thanks for the great service

This was placed on the ground floor
Why only APIIT, IMU and UCSI??????

Sankolok Boutique Cafe
63-1, 1st Floor,
Jalan Radin Bagus,
Bandar Baru Sri Petaling,
57000 Kuala Lumpur

Business Hour: Tuesday - Sunday 11am-1pm

Sankolok Facebook Page HERE


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

YoungerMe: The Simple Happiness

(picture courtesy of Qi Tyng)

Guess how old we are?
I wish life can be as simple as before, where happiness is simple than simple is happiness


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Carbon Brasa @ Puchong

Remember the post regarding Charm Making Workshop? Before I kick off to the workshop, we settled down in Puchong an hour earlier for lunch. This post got nothing to do with the workshop, but the energy that keep me hype during the workshop - which is FOOD

My first ever visit to Carbon Brasa
Very chemical-like name

Carbon Brasa is a restaurant of Asian and Western fusion cuisines
A corner shop, inner design like a pub
Yeah, it serves as a pub with alcoholic drinks at night, while a restaurant in the day time

Judging by its ambience, I was surprised with the range of menu they have
They even have my favorite, asam laksa!
Hit me, their asam laksa is so far one of the best I have ever tasted in a restaurant (exclude night market)

Love this asam laksa max max!
With lots of ingredients in there and the taste just hit on what I wanted
Not too sour and the I love the level of the spiciness

RM 6.90
The portion - I'm totally full!

Sambal Seafood Rice
I was in awe at the amount of seafood they served
Really really a lot!
It builds up a mountain of seafood that is as high as the rice
Mussels, prawn, squids
And the sambal, the spiciness is just so comfortable (not too gentle & not having sexy lips and I have to drink more than I eat)

RM 14.90
(Geez, I can have 2 bowls of asam laksa and keep the change, for 1 plate of this. Well, look at the mountain of seafood, it makes you feel better for the price)

Tuna Mayo Sandwich
From my cousin's reaction and comment during the meal, the sandwich isn't that awesome
She commented that the tuna is very cold

RM 5.50

Carbon Brasa
No 1, Jalan Kenari 6,
Bandar Puchong Jaya
47100 Puchong,
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Walking distance from IOI Boulevard, Puchong


Veet 'My Real Secret' College Programme Roadshow

Date: 3rd October 2011
Venue: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Here comes Veet Roadshow in UKM main campus, Bangi to spread and educate every girl here on how to have sexy and smooth legs!

It started with a brief consultation regarding hair removal using cream. After the consultation, everyone that had registered are entitled to join the lucky draw!

At the start of the day

People pouring in to register themselves for the roadshow before heading for the lucky draw!

Who is lucky that day?

The prize for the lucky draw is a box Veet products, not bad huh!

Besides that, Veet products were sold here as well and for any product purchased, they are entitled to have a FREE photoshoot with the Veet backdrop that will be printed out on the spot! FREE :)

Good thing doesn't end here, RM5 discount voucher was given out so that Veet products can be purchased at a cheaper price in participating Watson outlets nationwide. Come in for free and you can take away Veet products for RM5 cheaper. Worth huh?

For those who have used razor, this is the time to do good for the mother Earth. A bin was provided to collect the used razor and for each razor tossed in, one free Veet hair removal cream was given for FREE. 

Fret not for those who had missed the earlier consultation, there is Wall of Hair Removal 101 that can guide you through all the knowledge with Veet promoter. After that, off to lucky draw!

Grab yourself a Veet products now and see the difference after using them!


Sunday, 16 October 2011

Blog Action Day 2011 - I cook my own dinner

When you're away from home, the comfort zone
When you're not earning
When you're using money from loan & it needs to be return some day
When life is busy

All we wish for is food that can keep us going 

From that situation above, not everyday we're able to indulge ourselves with great food
But, with that, I appreciate every single meal I had

Sometimes, we tend to neglect the appreciation of having food
To overcome this, I cook my own meal once awhile
When I cook, I will always remind myself to finish it up

Though Malaysia has lots of local food that is so yummy, an endless list
I'm going to show a dish I could indulge myself without spending a lot
For sure, time will be spent in order to cook this dish but I see it as a time to de-stress myself from the hectic routine I had

I cook this tom yam noodle once in a while for dinner

Half of noodle: RM 0.46
Vegetables: RM 0.60 (RM 1.80 per packet, divide into 3 servings)
Egg: RM 0.42
Enoki mushrooms: RM 0.33 (RM0.99 per packet, divide into 3 servings)
Onions: RM 0.10
Tom Yam paste: RM 0.55 (RM 1.10 per packet for 2 servings)

TOTAL: RM 2.50 (after rounding up)

Cooking skill increased, de-stress successful, save up $$

Be grateful with the food we have and do not waste food yo!

This is written in conjunction of Blog Action Day 2011 today 
Food is the theme :)


FreshKon Alluring Eyes

Come to speak about contact lens, it is no stranger to me. It took me 40 minutes struggling to put on my very first contact lens back when I was in Form 4. Yes, 40 minutes! I never like to stuck something into my eyes. But, I want try that so badly, you know why.

Besides colorless contact lens, I had tried a few more color contact lens before due to recommendations from friends. By the way, how many have heard of FreshKon? Any hands up?

FreshKon Alluring Eyes does not only provide contact lens with different colors, they assure to give the best that solves most of the problems faced by contact lens cosumers

They have now 4 shades to choose from:
Winsome brown, mystical black, mesmeric black & magnetic grey

These 4 colors might not be attractive for those who wants more daring colors. But, with natural shades, you can wear it everywhere in every occasions that it will never go wrong. 

In every girl, FreshKon aims to bring up the ABC personality
A: Attractive
B: Beautiful
C: Confident

Very clear written on the box, it is sure to give bigger and brighter eyes!

No choice, every time I got myself contact lens, I need 2 boxes!
My left and right eyes just don't make friends with each other, that is why I had 2 very different power in each of my eye. It should be -5.75 for my righty because I forgot my own power. See that -7.00, that's my really naughty left eye, that I can barely see a thing if it wasn't corrected >.<

Here's 1 more thing about FreshKon Alluring Eyes which really understand eyes like me:
They have range of power from powerless up to -10.00!
I have an experience last time that the sales assistant in an optical shop looked so surprised when I told her I was looking for contact lens with the power of -7.00. It took her some times to let me know that they did not have ready stock for me, where I have to pre-ordered it from their factory.

I guess I face no problem now with the wide range of FreshKon Alluring Eyes
*All smiles*

Let's unbox!

The packaging from the top and bottom

Me love the Winsome Brown so much, which is typically something a lil different from the other 3 shades

Before I proceed, I hope my phone camera is sufficient to provide the outcomes after putting on the contact lens. I apologize for the really bad quality.

It is pretty easy to guess FreshKon Winsome Brown is resting in which eye here!

No lies, it has full circle print that gives bigger & brighter eyes.
I used to have color block problem whenever I wear color contact lens. I didn't see myself struggling with this problem now because FreshKon has larger optical zone for clearer vision

With 55% of water content, it provides more comfort to the eyes and I can wear them up to 8 hours!

Here's a clip on FreshKon Alluring Eyes contact lens:

Besides getting to have bigger & brighter eyes, FreshKon is now looking for a model! Ever wanted to become a model? And here's the chance for you:

Hurry up, put on FreshKon Alluring Eyes & take the best photo of you and you will be running to become the model that FreshKon is looking for :)

To find out more about the Model Search, visit FreshKon Malaysia Facebook page and LIKE them to join the contest!

Many thanks to FreshKon Alluring Eyes, I heart the alluring effects max max :)


Saturday, 15 October 2011

Hui Fang's convocation

This was way back to 23rd September, where this event I wouldn't want to miss out to place it in my blog for remembrance. It feels like just a blink of an eye, we just had a gathering dinner with Yu Jun for his graduation last year.

This year, it is my grand buddy's graduation!
(Finally, the hard-earned title of Doctor)

If you aren't very sure what does grand buddy really stands for, there is this system in my uni called "Buddy System". Every time when you're promoted to Year 2 as senior, you're able to pick 1 junior which had just entered Year 1 as your buddy. This system were created initially to guide the freshmen when they first enter uni and the course. Years to years, the chain of choosing your own buddy goes on, it forms a line of buddy from Year 1 to Year 5 until graduation

It is okay if this is confusing, I'm pretty bad at explaining

Hui Fang (my grand buddy) & myself in front of the hall of KTSN
When I first enter Year 1, she was in Year 3. Time flies.

The number posed by each of us shows the sequence of our Buddy Line
Left to right:
Boon Chin (Year 5), Eddy (Year 3), Hui Fang (Houseman), myself (Year 4), Joanne (Year 2), Wan Ngor, our new little buddy! (Year 1)

After the event, we decided to have a dinner together because it takes all of us to have this gathering once a year (which we called it "annual" meeting)

We left KTSN which is located in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa around 6pm and we were stucked in a terrible jam on our way to Cheras. We spent 2 hours + in the car. We reached Cheras Leisure Mall with super flat tummy at 8pm. We had dinner without Hui Fang in Boston as she had a gathering in MV with her friends. But she promised to meet us up around 10pm.

We finally meet up with Hui Fang & we settled down in Gilly cafe

In Gilly cafe, having a private cubicle on our own with rounds of Jenga 

After breaking the ice for the little buddy...

Tests on hand stability and concentration:

Boon Chin always go for the tough piece

I'm always going for the safe one or sometimes the one that will give the next player a really hard time

Joanne in full concentration

We left the place around 1am and Hui Fang paid for our drinks!
Really grateful to her, she stayed up late for us when she had her real convocation in UKM main campus the next morning!

During our sharing with each other, her graduation did give a push for us to keep moving on until our very own graduation day

All pictures courtesy of Hui Fang


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