Sunday, 6 November 2016

HomemadeMarket X Aun Soon Confectionary Green Bean Biscuit

Growing up, I always hear about how tasty Penang green bean biscuits are. Now, I have just been introduced to one that is almost as good as the one from Penang. The green bean biscuits are also known locally as Tau Sa Peah (Hokkien) or Tau Sa Pang(Cantonese) or Dou Sa Bing (Mandarin).

Homemade Market has sent me a box of this delicious and aromatic green bean biscuits for me to try it out.


Aun Soon Confectionary is a humble little shop located at Malacca that creates delicious homemade biscuits and cookies , Chinese traditional biscuits and cookies that is. For Aun Soon, this biscuit is one of their signature biscuit and also they only sell one flavour of biscuit in contrary to those in Penang.


The moment I open up the biscuit, the aroma of fried onion and baked pastry fills the air. The biscuit is made up of flaky pastry for the skin, ground green bean filling that is mixed with fried onion, salt, and sugar.


At first bite, the skin was so flaky and thin. Flaky skin is definitely a texture that is very enjoyable with each bite. Having thin skin means you get more filling instead of just dough from the skin. I would say that to me, having the right amount of dough to filling ratio is important to ensure a very tasty food experience. You do not want to have too much of the dough flavour in comparison to the filling every time you bite into the biscuit.
Credits: Aun Soon Confectionary Facebook 

Aun Soon Confectionary is a place that has been around for more than 23 years and is determined to serve each and every of its customers with great homemade traditional Chinese biscuits. Many of the customers who have visited are often welcomed with warm hearts and open hands to showcase how they make their biscuits.

So, if you are looking for some good tasty treats in Malacca, be sure to drop by Aun Soon Confectionary and have a great time with the selections of biscuits and pastry, the homemade style.

If you are not in Malacca but would love to have some of these tasty bites delivered to your doorstep, head on to HomemadeMarket to get your supplies.

AUN SOON CONFECTIONARY

Getting there: http://g.co/maps/rge5
Address:
24, Jalan Sri Rama 3, Taman Muzaffar Shah,
Ayer Keroh
Phone: 06-231 3878
Opening hours: 8am - 4pm daily

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Celebrating MORCO COFFEE's Relaunching & 1st Anniversary

MORCO COFFEE is not a new kid on the block that you would want to miss out, especially if you are looking for that awesome artisan coffee. It is a place that has great passion for great espresso and hand-brewed coffee.
Credits: MORCO COFFEE
I have had the privilege to join their re-launching event that was held on 30th September 2016 at their Sunway outlet (Just in front of Sunway University, you would not miss it!).

Saturday, 8 October 2016

WePrint - Latest in Instant Photo Printing Trend

Instant photo print was once a thing in the past and it is making a comeback, especially during events. Riding with this instant photo printing trend, came WePrint by Liberty Printing which is the latest trend setter. I have been to my fair share of events and I have seen people constantly flocking to instant printing photobooths. 

The WePrint machine provides the user with high quality instant photo printing within seconds. Not only it is instant, it is hassle free as well; machine is connected via WeChat and you are good to go. Here is a diagram on the 'How To's of WePrint' or alternatively you can view the video WePrint How To Video:

Here are some photos that I have to share. Do excuse the lack of details as my camera has been wonky these past few days.


WePrint is definitely a great addition to any of your personal parties or even corporate as guests would be able to have unlimited printed photos at an instant. Guests can also print their desired images on any form of materials such as magnetic paper, button badge, and photo paper. 

On top of that, brands can even advertise via the WePrint display screen and body. Not only does brands have the advertising edge, they are able to gather vital event statistics or database.
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In a recent event, WePrint Managing Director, Json Tan mentioned:
        "WePrint is the very first WeChat instant printing machine in Malaysia. Many Malaysians have already seen it in some of the major shopping malls or exhibitions. Since entering Malaysia in 
, we have created some much awareness in hundreds of roadshows and exhibitions, having thousands of followers on WeChat, printing thousands of copies of photos in any one event. From these events and the database collected, this machine is showing itself to be a business tool with great profit potential."

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Some of the previous events they have joined in to aid brands engage with the crowd:
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Living by their slogan, "What can we print for you? Free instant high quality photo", they are sure to promise to deliver high quality printed memories.

Those of you out there, who are looking for some business ideas, WePrint are looking for distributors. You can head over to Liberty Printing or  http://blog.libertyprinting.com.my/. Alternatively, you could contact:
Liberty Printing Sdn. Bhd. (1080784-T)
Add: 6, 6A & 6B, Jalan Harmoni 1A/KU3, Kristal Klang Commercial Centre, 42100 Klang, Selangor.
Contact number: 019-985 8151 (Elaine)
Email: order@libertyprinting.com.my
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weprintmachine
Business hours: Monday to Saturday (9am to 6pm)
Web: http://www.weprint.asia
If you are looking to purchase your own unit, do quote SL1002 for a discount.
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Be sure to follow WePrint on WeChat to get free photo print when you meet them during an event!

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Delectable Waffles at Comic Coffee


I have always loved waffles ever since I have tasted those sold by regular stalls in the shopping mall or by the food court of a hypermarket. As years go by, the taste of those waffles seems lacking of some good flavour and I am always looking for some good waffles. Thank goodness I have found a place to satisfy my waffle cravings without having to travel far or going through the traffic.

Comic Coffee open its doors about a year ago at Jalan Mahogani, Bandar Botanic, Klang. It is practical just next door to my house, well not literally but you get what I am going at *grins*. The boss of the place is a young man who is ever so bubbly with his comrades and customers. Mind you, he is only 25 years old!
Credits: Comic Coffee Facebook

Credits: Comic Coffee

Back to food, the waffles are made fresh upon order and they are served hot. They have a number of variants or flavours that one could choose from.

From top clockwise: Mixed Fruits with Cream Waffles(RM10.90), Ice Cream Waffles(RM10.90), and Oreo with Cream Waffles(RM9.90).
Drinks: Japanese Sencha (RM9.90) (Right) and Rose Latte (RM10.90)  (Left hidden)


Mixed Fruits with Cream Waffles is by far one of my personal favourite. The waffles are served with delicious whipped cream which does not feel taste overly fattening nor sweet; somehow they have the right recipe for the whipped cream which I love! That aside, you get this gorgeous serving of fruit slices in the middle that goes super well with the whipped cream, chocolate syrup drizzle, and  of course, waffles. !

Ice Cream Waffles is another favourite where you get decadent vanilla ice cream and generous amount of chocolate syrup drizzle along with some semisweet chocolate chips. Kids and adults alike will not be able to get enough of them.

Oreo with Cream Waffles on the other hand, seems like your classic cookie and cream servings with fresh waffles but wait, cookies are OREOS! Who could say no Oreos?! I am sure a lot out there would love this.

Left: Machiatto (RM6.90)
Right: Comic Mocha (RM10.90)
What is a coffee place without coffee right? The team in in Comic Coffee are mostly made up of talented barista including the owner. Their coffee definitely hits the spot whenever we are there for a chill time. 

Rose Latte is one of their signature drink which I love. Not only do they look pleasant to the eyes, they taste lovely in your mouth. The mild rose scent envelopes your taste bud and lingers for a while; prolonging the Rose Latte drinking experience. If you are not a coffee kind of person, you can opt for Rose Chocolate.

Japanese Sencha is one of my must have whenever I am there for a break with some sweet waffles, those definitely hit the spot. The smooth sencha with the bursting aroma paired with the waffles' sweetness, it is almost like the right pair together. 

Macchiato is served with the right amount of espresso to foam ratio if you are looking for the quick pick-me-up before you start your day or in between your busy day. While some actually benefits from caffeine fix, I do not have that privilege; which means I could still sleep after two shots of espresso. What a bummer right?! 

Comic Mocha is always my other half's go to drink no matter the time of the day. It is a blend of coffee and chocolate with right amount of milk and foam.

If you are looking for a simple place with good dessert along with some coffee, do check out Comic Coffee. With an affordable price range, you will have a great time hanging out with your buddies while indulging your taste buds.

Comic Coffee Details:
Adresss: 49, Jalan Mahogani 5 KS / 7, Bandar Botanic, Klang.
Opening hours: 12.00pm - 23.45pm (Daily)
Halal: Non - halal
Price Range: RM6..00 - RM20.00 
Payment Terms: Cash / Via Tunai App
Parking: Outdoor public parking lots
WiFi: Available

Monday, 26 September 2016

Things Young Couples Should Realize

Remember when back in those days, our parents would tell us to always concentrate on education and never get into any relationships until we were able to feed ourselves? Well, that was probably a decade ago or so and perhaps some parents today still have similar things to say to their kids.
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Source: servingjoy.com
Now, so many young couples around and more often than not, I noticed the petty things they would be arguing about. I have also noticed that most of the time, the ideology of a relationship has been influenced by all the TV dramas and serials like K-Drama where the guys would be ever so manly and be swooning every girls of their feet.

Here are some of the things we should know about relationship reality:

Gamer Couple: Expectation vs Reality:
Source: 9gag.com

1. Relationship Expectations
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Source: Seventeen.com
People need to understand that no matter how amazing a relationship looked like in a drama, reality may not be the same. If you are expecting your other half to be like the hero of the drama that you have been watching, please stop. It is not fair to your partner. Each individual are different.

2. Paying During A Date
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Source: Tumbler
If neither of you are working and earning your own bucks, chances are you are out on a date with the money you have gotten from your parents - you either requested allowances for the day or it is the lump sum of allowance you get a month. If that is the case, please be considerate and 'Go Dutch' with your date expenses. 'Go Dutch' is splitting the bill equally, by the way.
     No doubt a guy paying for the date seems like a very nice thing but be realistic. Splitting the bill is not all that bad and you two are are taking responsibilities of your own relationship.

3. The Need To Constantly Be In Touch
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Source: www.theonlinemomcom
Unless your phone calls are unlimited for the fixed amount of payment per month, be smart and get off the phone. As it is your parents have got to pay for the phone bill, you hanging on the phone 24/7 is not a smart thing to do. 
     If your partner is working or busy, they would have been too tired both mentally and physically in order to constantly be in touch with you.  You need to learn to take it down a notch and let your partner recuperate along with their own personal time.

4. The Responsibility Lies on Either Partner
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In any relationship, it takes two to tango, to make things work. While we often see in dramas that the male counterpart or either partner has to put in all the effort and miraculously the relationship would work, it does not apply in real life. Both partners need to work together to complete the relationship like Yin and Yang.

5. Effective Communication
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Source: The Huffington Post
No one can read your mind but yourself. If you have something you would like your partner to know, speak it up. Talk to your partner and discuss on things. You both need to explain and express what you like or dislike. While you are at it, make it a discussion instead of stating things. Discussing things over would help you in understanding each other better.

6. Create Your Own Stories Together
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Source: Tumblr.com
When in a relationship, you need to work together and create your own stories. Your relationship is your story that you will share with others and not trying to recreate what others have in their relationship. Your stories are the ones that you will sit together sometime in the future smiling and laughing about.

Of course, I am in no way saying that all things in drama are fake as their scripts were written by humans who would have or are in relationship. However, always these scripts and story are written based on what people would be inclined to watch.

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Source: http://www.the-open-mind.com/

Regardless, always live life to the fullest and enjoy your relationship journey together. Grow with one another and be happy!

If you have something to share about relationships, do comment below.



Disclaimer: 
I am in no way a certified relationship expert but I am sharing based on my personal experience. Each to their own =)

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Girls' Day Out at New Chapter by The Owls Cafe

Carmen, Yvone, and I have not had a girls' get together for a while now. We are working adults with tight schedules. The moment we could block the date, we did it!
Photographer: Carmen Hong
Being the foodies that we are, we hunted for some place to have good food and wonderful day together. Voila! We found New Chapter by The Owls Cafe. Truth be told, I have heard of The Owls Cafe but I did not have the chance to actually drop by and try out their menu.
Photo Credits: New Chapter by The Owls Cafe
We hit the road and met up on a Friday morning (it was Raya break for us, just FYI *grins*). Funny part of the day - me and Yvone who travelled together, we went to the Owl Cafe thinking it was the place. We even went up and looked around just to find out we were in the wrong turf. Few minutes later, we found it - it was hidden within the vicinity of Cavalry Convention Center, Bukit Jalil.
Carmen was there on time and managed to snag a table for us so Yvone and I got lucky since Carmen did the waiting for us. 

We arrived to a place that looks so relaxing with the clean minimalist design. Sadly we did not manage to snap a picture or two of the entire place to share with everyone the look and feel. However, I looked up some photos by others (as credited below each photo) to share with you.
Photo credits: Malaysian Flavours
Photo credits: Malaysian Flavours


We ordered drinks for each of us along with two main dishes and a dessert to share.


From top clockwise: An owl pot of Peach Japanese Sencha (RM12.00) , a cup of refreshing peppermint Mocha (RM13.00), and a wake-me-up cup of Double Cappucino (RM10.00).

The Peach Japanese Sencha is a sweet-smelling green tea while the peppermint mocha was good with the right amount of peppermint to it. The double cappuccino was a balanced coffee with the right amount of milk and foam.

First main dish: Aglio Oglio Smoked Duck with Roasted Bell Peppers (RM 21.00)
Aglio Oglio Smoked Duck with Roasted Bell Peppers

Presentation for the dish could have been better but not a major let down. Portion was a bit small to be honest. The smoked duck was quite salty to my taste. However, I have been accustomed to less salt for my food items since I was young so this can be just in my case kind of situation. One element that took us by surprise was the addition of the preserved puree of some sort.  We cannot be certain what it was but it was probably preserved olives. It was an unusual addition which did work with the pasta and duck.

Second main dish: Baker On The Go - Morning Daisy with add-on of Beef Bacon (RM16.00 + RM5.00)
Baker On The Go - Morning Daisy with add-on of Beef Bacon

The presentation was very appetising I must say. We really loved this platter as it was hearty and scrumptious. The croissant lived up to its description in the menu - buttery and flaky, the aroma of it with the after taste just made us want more of it. The scrambled eggs are properly seasoned and of course, it is creamy with the buttery milky taste. As for the fries and bacon, they were great addition to the texture area with their crunch while the salad adds the freshness to cut off the buttery flavour of eggs and croissant. I would say that the croissant and eggs were the star of the platter. Definitely worth the try.

Dessert: REBECCA Waffle (RM18.00)
REBECCA Waffles topped with homemade Earl Grey ice cream, berries, banana, syrup, and some coconut flakes

This is by the far the best waffle I have tasted especially the Early Grey ice cream. The richness of the Earl Grey with the creamy consistency of the ice cream and the balanced sweetness goes very well together with the rest of the elements of the waffle. It is also very pleasant to the eyes with the beautiful design of the waffle. Definitely a must try!

It was a fun day for us with loads of laughter and fun! We even had fun with the camera just because it has been a while.


Friends does not mean having to spend all the time together, it is the quality time that matters.


Sunday, 31 July 2016

#AltheaTurns1 Birthday Bash Weekend

Hi everyone!

Hope you have a had a great weekend!

We had fun at the photo booth by Glitz & Glam Studiobooth. They made a 3D photobooth just for Althea.
I am pretty sure that by now, many of the beauty lovers out there especially Korean Beauty / K-Beauty would have heard of or even purchased from Althea at least once. If you have just hear it from me, I will be sharing a little something for you at the end of my post.

Let us get down to the topic at hand together.
Birthday Party Invitation courtesy of Althea
Over the weekend, on 24th of July, I attended Althea's birthday party held at Ruang, Subang Jaya. It was a sweet get together between the invited fans, bloggers with the Althea Malaysia team. The whole theme of the event was based on the colour PINK. As you walk in the venue, you are greeted with Althea team members in pink as well as all the decor right up to the refreshments. You would feel like you are in pink fantasy land.
Look at all the pink hues as well as all the guests dressed in all shades of pink.
It was a two hours plus affair that day with my best friend, Carmen Hong who happens to be a fantastic blogger with awesome photography skills. She is a very bubbly girl with a great taste for food and fashion alike. The story of how we met will be for another day but in short, it was our first date together.
The Selfie Corner that is all glam-ed up with pink. Can you see the Althea logo?
The CEO of Althea, Frank gave a speech and we hit it at a high note with birthday song followed by cake cutting. Althea's birthday cake is one of the cutest and most well-done cake I have seen by far. The box details looked so real that it took us a while to figure it out that it was a cake top.

Cake cutting by the CEO
We had best dressed contest too. Carmen won third with her cute outfit. There were a total of three winners. Each walked home with a box of products from Althea. Lucky lasses!

To end the  day, everyone was asked to grab a balloon each that were available by the stage. Little did we know that inside the balloons contained our lucky draw gifts. Althea made sure that everyone who came for the party go home feeling happy and sweet as each of us had a little something from the lucky draw. Not a conventional lucky draw whereby only a handful goes home with gifts. Kudos to Althea for making us all happy girls and guys!

The major surprise of the day was actually the part when they announced that all attendees have 150 Althea credits in each of our accounts. The heart attack and panic hit us when we heard we only have 30 mins to shop! Carmen and I were like trying to figure out what to get within the 30 mins. We were lucky when they then mentioned to all of us that we have till midnight - extended shopping hours! YAY!


All in all, we were all dressed up fancy in pink to celebrate Althea's First Birthday.

Striking a pose with my outfit of the day.
Photographer: Carmen Hong
Before you leave this page, here is a little something for everyone. If you have not signed up for an Althea account, do so by clicking this link: http://my.althea.kr

Once you have signed up, you get an additional RM5.00 discount and RM 30 worth of new member discounts when purchasing from Althea.


Be gorgeous everyone!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

# AltheaTurns1 Birthday Shout Out

BIGGEST HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISH WITH LOVE TO ALTHEA!


Time flies by so fast and within a blink of an eye, a year has gone by!

Who is not a fan of Korean products, whether they are skincare or make up? We, girls, cannot help ourselves to be wanting to get our hands on all thing Korean, especially when we see them on those good looking heroins on Korean dramas, right? I am sure I am not the only one *huge grin*.

Now, with Althea around, we can get it shipped directly from Korea with a fraction of the price that we might be paying if we are getting them locally in Malaysia!

If you have not heard of Althea, you will now! Althea is turning ONE this year and the birthday celebrations includes everyone! 

The following are why Althea's First Birthday involves everyone:

ALTHEA'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION : 20TH - 31ST JULY 2016

1. LIMITED EDITION BIRTHDAY BOX & DIY PARTY KIT
For orders placed from 20th July onward, you will receive the limited edition boxes along with the DIY party kit for you. The boxes are so gorgeous that you just want to have them all. The party kit will include the items you need to join the fun and birthday contest. Make sure to hurry as they are limited edition and only available while stocks last.


2. FREE GOODIES FOR FIRST 1500 SHOPPERS
You will get full sized products with your purchase. This exciting deal is for the first 1500 shoppers only, so be quick. Remember to key in the code to get your goodies.

3. ALTHEA's 100% Rebate 
All you have to do is get yourself a maximum of THREE of the best sellers to be eligible for the rebate.

3. #AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest
Remember when I mentioned that you will need your party kit to join in the birthday contest? Here's why and how:
 #AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest Details

Wish Althea 'Happy Birthday' with #altheaturns1 and you stand a chance to win some amazing prizes! Prizes include MAcbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits, and beauty hampers from Althea!

There is a total of KRW 10,000,000 to be won!

Contest runs from 20th July -15th August 2016.

K-Beauty lovers, for more information, do head on to Althea's Website and/or Althea's Facebook.