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Dec
1
2016

Christmas is the Season of Joy at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

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As the year comes to an end and the festive season looms ahead, it is the perfect time to gather with beloved family members and friends to celebrate. At Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, you’ll have the choice to visit either TEMPTationS, Dynasty Restaurant (non-halal), Vogue Cafe and Gazebo by the poolside for a diverse selection of flavors to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas or to welcome the New Year. The takeaway gourmet feast specially prepared by their […]

Nov
30
2016

A Holly Jolly Christmas at Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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One of our favourite hotels when it comes to festive dining is Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur. They never fail to amaze us with their delicious and sumptuous food offerings. As Christmas is fast approaching in just over a couple of weeks, let us bring you to a virtual preview of what Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur has got to offer this Christmas. It certainly feels like Christmas already with all the decorations decked up at Swez Brasserie, […]

Nov
27
2016

Christmas & New Year Celebration @ InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

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It is that time of the year again to feel the ambiance of a holly jolly festive. InterContinental Kuala Lumpur hotel celebrates this jolly festivity with a grandiose dining experience at all day dining restaurant, Serena Brasserie, and award winning signature restaurants Tao Chinese Cuisine and Tatsu Japanese Cuisine along with an array of festive gourmet goodies for takeaway. Get ready to be pampered as the gastronomic treats looms beginning 24 December to 26 December […]

Nov
24
2016

The Curve Christmas Decoration 2016

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My favourite time of the year is here where I’ll happily go mall hopping to check out their Christmas decor. I skipped mall hopping last year as we were quite busy but this year I hope to be able to check out several of my regular hang-out malls.  One of the first mall in PJ to get their Christmas decor up this year is The Curve. They build a lovely castle in the middle of […]

Nov
15
2016

Gardening with Ayden: Worm Farming

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A worm farm turns organic waste into nutrient-rich fertiliser for your plants and soils but all I have are small bins for breeding worms, not those big professional ones for worm farming. I breed earthworms so I can transfer them into my potted plants as they help increase nutrient in the soil and create better drainage. Ayden has been watching me breed earthworms for some time. Today, he requested to have his very own worm […]

Nov
3
2016

Gardening with Ayden: DIY Calcium Powder

Our costs of living is getting higher. It is advisable to grow our own food where possible. I grow spinach, tomatoes, brinjals, ladies fingers, red beans and even corns for our consumption. These are all grown in pots as I don’t have much land at home. To ensure good harvest especially when you are growing fruiting plants such as tomatoes, brinjals, ladies fingers and corns, you need to make sure the soil is fertile and […]

Oct
20
2016

How to Grow and Harvest Red (Adzuki) Beans in 60 Days

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My family, especially Ayden love red bean with gula melaka dessert soup. I sometimes boiled it together with black glutinous rice. On other occasions, I’ll add glutinous rice balls into the red bean soup.  Red Bean Dessert I cook this dessert at least once every week and have been buying organic red beans from the supermarket. One day, I decided to try growing them ourselves.  Growing red beans is extremely simple. All we had to do was […]

Oct
16
2016

Toy Review – Disney PLANES

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Back when Ayden was 3 months old, big brother Ethan received a whole lot of toys sponsorship from Mattel. We shared some of the toys with our readers via giveaways. We also gave out some to our friends. Ayden was too young to be playing with any of those toys back then. I kept some so he can play with them when he is older. Fast forward 3 years later, I have totally forgotten about […]

Oct
10
2016

PLAY-DOH Town Firehouse Playset Review and Giveaway

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Being a stay-at-home-mom and to home-school both my boys during their preschool years is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. I have to admit it is more challenging to home-school Ayden compared to elder brother Ethan as Ayden is more playful. Lessons planned for Ayden are usually in shorter durations. What matters most is the learning experience he gained from all these quick sessions. At 3 years old, Ayden’s lessons are majority play-based. We […]

Sep
26
2016

Mid Autumn Celebration at The ARC, Bandar Rimbayu

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The kids missed playing lantern and celebrating the mid autumn festival this year as we were in Bali then but today, we got the chance to feast on mooncakes, play lantern and more at The ARC, Bandar Rimbayu’s Harvest, Joy and Unity Under The Moon in Magical Forest event. This celebration is open to public so we took this golden opportunity to let the kids have some fun. Bandar Rimbayu, Kota Kemuning No.1, Jalan Flora 3, […]

Sep
7
2016

Gardening Tips: DIY Self-Watering Planter

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Whenever I go off for a holiday, I always worry about my little potted plants. The other day while browsing FB, I saw someone sharing a simple way to keep the plants hydrated while we are away. I decided to give it a try to see how reliable it is. All we need is an empty water bottle. Make a tiny hole on the cap. Just one tiny hole will do. A hole this tiny […]

Aug
17
2016

Garden to Table

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If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I love gardening. I used to love planting flowers to beautify our home but these days, it is all about sustainable garden. I don’t have a land for my gardening hence I depend fully on pots to feed us.  It is our (Ayden and I) routine every evening to care for my plants. We’ll work on making compost soil, feeding the plants with coffee egg tea […]

Aug
4
2016

Mooncake Indulgence at Dynasty Restaurant, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur

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It’s the season for sampling mooncakes and we had the pleasure to sample all 14 types of baked and snowskin mooncakes from Dynasty Restaurant (non-halal) at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur recently. Handcrafted traditional favourites and contemporary flavors of mooncakes are available at Dynasty Restaurant (non-halal) Renaissance Kuala Lumpur from the 8 August to 15 September 2016. These mooncakes will also be available daily for purchase at Mid Valley Megamall from 24 August to 15 September 2016. […]

Jun
27
2016

Unboxing and Review of TRANSFORMERS Combiner Wars (Superion)

Ethan is a huge fan of TRANSFORMERS. He has a lavish collection of TRANSFORMERS toys but none of them can beat what he is about to unbox – the TRANSFORMERS Combiner Wars (Superion). Ethan got this TRANSFORMERS Generations Combiner Wars Series Pack worth RM529.90 during the recent school holidays. He chose the TRANSFORMERS Combiner Wars (Superion) as they are the Autobots combiner. The Autobots are the heroes in TRANSFORMERS toyline movies and toyline in case […]

Jun
24
2016

Unboxing TRANSFORMERS Robots-In-Disguise Hyperchange Heroes – Optimus Prime

Before the school holidays, after collecting big brother Ethan’s report card, we brought the boys to 1 Utama to check out TRANSFORMERS toys. Ethan is a huge fan of TRANSFORMERS and has a lavish collection of them which he is reluctant to share with Ayden. He is afraid Ayden will damage his TRANSFORMERS collection because Ayden will recklessly try to transform them. The boys got lucky this time as Hasbro Toy Malaysia, presented them each […]

Jun
17
2016

Little helper in the kitchen

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This year with big brother Ethan in the school’s morning session, I started to cook dinner daily as we will have dinner and go to bed earlier compared to when he was in the evening session. The fact that lil Ayden is turning 3 and is able to help in the kitchen is also a contributing factor to me cooking more often.   I do my marketing once a week and try to make sure […]

Jun
15
2016

Homegrown Organic Pak Choy

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I have successfully grown spinach in milk cartons. It is highly successful that I have continuous supply of spinach since 2015 till today. I love it that I can just pluck them at any time and have fresh spinach for dinner hence I decided to try growing other types of leafy vegetables.  I bought this Pak Choy seeds. The seeds look like those we used for cooking. I wonder if those biji sawi we used for […]

May
27
2016

Young Chef Competition

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For the second year in a row, my boys celebrated Mother’s Day with me at Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Besides good food, the other reason we chose to celebrate here is the opportunity for Ethan to participate in their Young Chef competition. There is no registration fee to participate in this competition. All participants have to be accompanied by two paying adults who are parents or guardians of the respective participants. Their sponsors this year are Nestle, […]

May
24
2016

TRANSFORMERS AUTOBOTS ALL SET TO “ROLL OUT” IN 1 UTAMA

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Transformers started off as a comic series in the 1980s before evolving into animated television series that depicts a war amongst giant alien robots that can transform into vehicles and other objects. Set against the outerworld Cybertron and Earth, it centres on factions of the Autobots and the Decepticons in an endless struggle for dominance or eventual peace. Since the first Transformers was adapted onto the big screen in 2007, its cinematography and special effects […]

May
20
2016

Glutinous Rice Dumpling @ Tao Chinese Cuisine

This month of June, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur hotel’s award winning signature Chinese restaurant Tao Chinese Cuisine commemorates the Dragon Boat Festival with five eclectic glutinous rice dumpling selections and we are honoured to be invited to preview these delicacies.  Priced at RM14.00 nett for mini rice dumpling duo and RM22.00 nett onwards for traditional rice dumpling selections, these dumplings are available from 30 May to 9 June 2016. Handmade fresh daily by master dim sum chef Lo […]

May
13
2016

Bazaar Ramadan @ Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur welcomes Ramadan, the Muslim holy month that comes once a year. The Muslims honour Ramadan as a month of patient endurance through fasting and gratitude through prayers. It is a month to strengthen and reinforce faith, compassion and forgiveness and an increased religious observance and self-reflection. The second thing that comes to mind when it comes to Ramadan besides fasting is buka puasa. Buka puasa is a session where the Muslims […]

May
11
2016

‘Ramadhan Selera Kampung’ featuring 12 Rendang Dishes @ PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur

As the fasting month approaches, chefs at Chatz Brasserie, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur will be cooking up traditional Malaysian ‘kampung’ dishes this Ramadhan. Our family was invited by the good people of PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur to preview their full Buka Puasa buffet spread. Air bandung to quench our thirst before feasting. The many varieties of kurma to break fast with.  To reminisce the moments of Ramadhan with the family, a daily highlight of 12 types of Rendang […]

May
10
2016

A Journey of Heritage with the “Kampong Boys” @ InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

This holy month of June, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Serena Brasserie presents A Journey of Heritage: With the Celebrated “Kampong Boys”, beginning 6 June to 5 July 2016.  Our family was invited by the good people of InterContinental Kuala Lumpur to preview their Buka Puasa buffet spread.  Celebrated “Kampong Boys” dressing down to the theme, setting the ambiance for a lovely kampung feel.  Executive sous chef, Abdul Razak with his signature Laksa Johor; rich and […]

May
5
2016

Traditional Malaysian Flavors And All-You-Can-Eat Durian For Berbuka Puasa At TEMPTationS Restaurant, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur

TEMPTationS Restaurant, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur will be serving a sumptuous feast of more than 100 Malaysian favorite dishes plus typical traditional dishes for buka puasa next month. Diners can also feast on the king of fruits – durian, after sating their appetites at the buffet. Our family was invited by the good people of Renaissance Kuala Lumpur to preview their Buka Puasa buffet spread.  From the authentic local selection of kerabu, jeruk and sambal to the various types […]

Feb
29
2016

Capture Your Signature Moment with Samsung NX500

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As a lifestyle family blogger, I let my readers take a peek into my life through the pictures and words I share in my blog and other social media. With two kids in tow, it is almost impossible to go around lugging a bulky and heavy DSLR. When Samsung launched the new Samsung NX500 earlier last year that succeeds the core performance of the NX1’s DNA in a portable, compact device designed for everyday use, […]

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