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Hotel WBF Kitasemba East, Osaka

April 21st, 2019 · Nobody Surrendered

If you are wondering where to stay in Osaka, you can check out Hotel WBF Kitasemba East(2-6-8 Awajimachi, Chuo, Umeda, Osaka, Japan, 541-0047). I won’t say it is a cheap place to stay(price range between RM250-RM350 in general based on various OTAs listing), just happened that we stayed there when they just opened for business(summer 2018) so we managed to get a cheaper rate and we were sharing. Hence, it was within our budget. This is a 3-star hotel.

I won’t say it is very convenient(compare with the place we stayed in Shinsekai), no tourist attractions nearby, quite hard to locate but what’s more can you ask for when you have a budget to take care of? At least it’s new, modern, comfortable, and en-suite. Just a bit more walk needed to reach the hotel from Kitahama Subway Station(580m).

Room is small(what do you expect from Japan? hahaha…) but well-equipped. Quite comfortable. Free Wi-Fi provided. There were even pyjamas for us! I didn’t wear haha… Too big for me and kind of icky la

Oh, they even provide bottles of various popular Japanese brands shower gel, shampoo and conditioner next to the reception counter if you want to try them out. Feel free to get them for your use during your stay. We just used whatever in the room and they’re quite good, the brand was Pola. The shampoo and conditioner were great! Hair was so soft and easy to manage after using it.

Coffee and tea making facilities are provided and it’s stored inside the cupboard under the table.

There’s even air purifier machine and spray for your shoes to get rid of odour.

We wanted to bring the free smartphone out to use to navigate the city but we gave up *LOL* using our own phone with pocket WiFi was so much easier.

We were also given with lounge pass when we signed up the hotel’s membership programme. As a token of appreciation, we were given with a bottle of water, a packet of coffee and trial pack of skincare product(makeup remover, cleanser, toner, and moisturizer). Strangely, I didn’t take photo of it hmm… Too tired I guess.

You can access the dining area and savour the snacks and drinks in there.

Left: These sweets and snacks were provided in the dining area.
Right: Free ramen provided to guests nightly.

We were so excited with the free ramen served nightly at 9pm(I hope I recall the time correctly hahaha…). The ramen was really awesome! I’m not sure they still do that now though because this trip happened in August 2018 😀 We stayed there for 3 nights(or is it 4 night? Hahaha… Seriously I can’t remember anymore!!) Anyway, we had two different types of pork ramen as shown in this post. Different flavour each night but safe to say only two flavours available. It depends on your luck. Each guest is only entitled to one bowl.

We did not get the room with breakfast because of the price and heard that the choice wasn’t much too. We just settled our breakfast at nearby convenience stores.

Overall, the stay was pleasant. If you don’t mind the location, you can stay here. Staff were friendly and helpful and most can speak Mandarin because they are Chinese.

Check out the hotel rate or for other hotels in Osaka from Traveloka.

Categories: Food Porn · Land of the Rising Sun - Japan · Review It!

Selera Aneka Rasa Ramadan Buffet @ UCSI Hotel Kuching

April 16th, 2019 · Nobody Surrendered

It’s been quite a long time did not get invite to Ramadan buffet preview. Was fortunate enough to be invited by UCSI Hotel Kuching for it last weekend. It’s my first time trying out their Ramadan buffet.

The Ramadan buffet at the hotel will be located at The Quad Restaurant which can accommodate 150 diners with amazing view of Sarawak River and if you the weather is great, you will catch awesome sunset view here.

The lamb dish will always be the first one I go for whenever I go to Ramadan buffet. The lamb is specially made with traditional herbs and spices by their own kitchen team lead by Chef Bakthiar. It was not dry at all which is good.

Did you know that they are now halal certified? They had just attained the certification on 16th March 2019. Freshly out from the oven haha… Still pipping hot haha…

Chicken Shawarma and variety of fritters were available. I’m sucker for sweet potato and banana fritters hehe…

These are some photos of the food I had taken. You can view the overview of the buffet line in my Instagram video at the end of this post. Truth to be told, I didn’t manage to try all the food there. It’s just too many.

The bubur pedas was quite delicious, it’s one of my favourites. To end the meal, you can make your own ABC.

Also, many types of local cakes to try. I totally forgotten about eating these!! Hahaha… Was too full with all the mains.

If you would like to try this Ramadan buffet out this Ramadan with your friends and family, here’s the pricing:

Book & Pay: RM78nett/adult

Walk-in: RM88nett/adult

Children 5-12 years old and senior citizens 55 years old and above: RM39nett

Group dining of 30 pax or more: 20% discount per booking

Booking can be done now by calling 082-596612 or email at infokch@ucsihotels.com

Categories: Food Porn · Public Events · Uniquely Kuching

[Vlog] Ep. 6: Where to? – Newcastle to Kuching (Warning: Bad English Ahead!)

April 12th, 2019 · 2 surrendered

There were requests for me to talk about my 18-hour transit in Kuala Lumpur on 2nd April 2019. It was supposed to be a 4-hour transit. Flight by Malaysia Airlines was delayed and cancelled at the final leg of our flight. We were so near yet so far to home. Prior to that, we’re on an over 13-hour flight from London with British Airways. Not to forget flying from Newcastle to London and few hours of transit in London. It took us over 42 hours to get home!

I’m not sure how many of you can survive finish watching this video hahaha… I know I’ve lost my attention slightly after 2 minutes hehehe… The experience was exhausting. 😛 Recording this video was exhausting(over 2 hours) as well. I did not bother to self-correct my English after 1 hour of recording hahaha… Editing took me over 6 hours!

The audio quality is rather bad too. I’m still trying to find a better way to get better audio.

If you manage to finish watching this video, thank you!! If you can’t, no worries, I’ve already expected it hahaha…

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Categories: Driving All the Way - England · Going Places · Vlog

Systema Toothpaste, Toothbrush, & Free Gum Health Check

April 7th, 2019 · Nobody Surrendered

I’m very particular when it comes to toothpaste and toothbrush. You know how after you use some toothpaste and/or toothbrush of some brands, you didn’t even feel you had cleaned your teeth, it still felt like a layer of plaque around gum margins. You will need the right toothpaste with the right toothbrush to ensure your your teeth are properly cleaned otherwise you can develop gum disease called gingivitis and then it can lead to even more severe problem such as stroke and other cardiovascular problems. The main cause of gum disease is plaque, soft sticky film that contains billions of bacteria. When plaque builds up in between the teeth, along the gum line and inside gum pockets, the toxin from the bacteria will damage the gum tissues.

Did you know? Gum disease is reversible and preventable at the early stage via simple oral hygiene practices, and visits to the dentist.

I was given with some toothpastes and toothbrushes from Systema to try. It’s called Systema Advance, the first anti-plaque bacteria toothpaste with Advance Plague Buster technology combining TDS, IPMP to break down plaque and kills 99.9% bacteria in hard to reach area especially inside gum pocket and GK2 too soothes gum discomfort.

Systema Advance Anti-Plaque Toothpaste comes in 3 variants:–

Systema Advance Extra Gum Protection that has a fresh aromatic peppermint flavour with a spearmint note.

Systema Advance Deep Clean Whitening which has a longer lasting mint flavour with particles in the paste. I love this the most because of the whitening function emphasized *LOL*. All of them have whitening mentioned but this being mentioned more hahaha…

Systema Advance Extreme Clean Breath that provides fresh double mint flavour with long-lasting cooling technology for longer feeling of fresh breath.

Overall, the toothpaste’s taste isn’t overpowering like many other brands. This is the mildest I’ve ever tried and don’t even need time to get used to it. I accepted the taste in an instance.

Pair the toothpaste with Systema 0.02mm super tapered bristles toothbrush to access the hard-to-reach areas of your teeth especially in between teeth, along gum line and inside gum pockets. These are what I was given:-

Comfort for inter-dental and gum line clean.

Sensitive for reducing brushing pressure especially for those having sensitive teeth. The combination of long and short bristles ensure more comfortable brushing where the long bristles can penetrate between teeth while the shorter ones are gentle for gum line.

I prefer Compact because it is small enough to reach the hard-to-reach areas and my mouth isn’t big 😛 I found it hard to use big head toothbrush.

Not to forget, Systema also urges Malaysian to do a gum health check, through gumhealthcheck.com, a free online assessment that can help you to assess your gum health condition.The free gum health check website is part of Systema Gumbatte Towards 1 Million Gum Health Checks awareness and education campaign 2019, a collaboration with the Malaysian Dental Association. Be among the first 1 million to assess your gum health check online at gumhealthcheck.com for healthy teeth and gums for life.

Systema products are available nationwide via leading hypermarkets, supermarkets and pharmacies at RM12.55 for the Systema Advance Anti-Plaque Toothpaste, while the Systema 0.02mm Tapered Bristles Toothbrushes range from RM7.80 to RM12.55.

Presenting the token of appreciation at the Systema Strong Teeth Begins with Healthy Gums Forum for Sarawak, from Ms Jackie Loo, Marketing Manager of Southern Lion Sdn Bhd, accompanied by Dr. June Lim, Scientific Affairs Manager, Southern Lion Sdn Bhd.

Categories: Health is Wealth · Review It!

[Vlog] Ep. 5: What’s Inside? – Dorothy Perkins UK Online Purchase

March 31st, 2019 · Nobody Surrendered

Did another online purchase. This time from Dorothy Perkins. No free delivery this time around because my purchase was less than £50, only £27. So we collected it in-store from Outfit.

Not sure when will my next video come. This is going to be the last video for March. New vlog might come likely 2 weeks after this as the coming weeks will be quite busy.

I’m using Huawei Nova 2 Lite and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2S for filming. Edit was done on the tab with Filmigo app.

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Categories: Driving All the Way - England · Girl Stuffs · Going Places · Vlog