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Welcome the Lunar New Year at Merdeka Palace

February 6th, 2018 · 2 surrendered

In 10 days time, Chinese New Year is coming! Have you decided on what you are going to have to your reunion dinner? Having it at home or out? If you haven’t decide yet, why not consider to have your reunion buffet dinner at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites.

This year, they are having it at Balai Merdeka, the ballroom, instead of the coffee house. Means, it will be in larger scale. What you see here are just preview of what they will be serving for the buffet dinner.

On Chinese New Year’s eve, 15th February, 6.30pm-10.00pm. Feasting with your family with dishes specially created by Executive Chef, Fadill, and his Chinese culinary team.

RM99nett per adult; half price for child (5-12 years old); RM79nett per senior citizen (60 years and above).

You spot kompia? There will be a number of live cooking stall serving nian gao, cha kueh teow, apam balik, fried banana, lok lok, popiah and more. Also have roasted whole lamb shoulder at the carvery station aside from your usual Chinese New Year must-have such as stewed fish lip soup, Sichuan hot & sour soup with crab meat, roasted duck and chicken, prawn, and steamed sea bass.

Left: Not to forget, if you want to order cheese cake for your celebrations, the Orange cheese cake is only RM60nett/kg. It’s available throughout the month of February. Do order 48 hours in advance.

Welcoming the year of the dog is not complete without yee sang tossing. You can order Salmon Yee Sang Takeaway at only RM138nett suitable for 10-12 pax or smaller portion for 5-6 pax at RM69nett. Order from the 10 the February to 2nd March 2018. 48 hours in advance is required.

Oh one more! Did you see the succulent roasted duck? It’s selling at RM70nett. All orders must be made 48 hours in advance.

Call 082-258000 ext 8061(Aurora Court), 8087 (Seattle Coffee & Tea) for all your Chinese New Year orders.

Categories: Food Porn · Uniquely Kuching

Museum Hotel, Penang

January 25th, 2018 · 3 surrendered

Early this year, we went for short getaway with Air Asia direct flight from Kuching to Penang. Museum Hotel was our home for 3 nights. I booked this hotel(without breakfast) via AirAsiaGo combined with flight ticket(without meal and luggage) that cost us about RM1850.00 for 4D3N, 3 pax.

From the official website museumhotel.com.my:

Step back in time and savour the opulence of a bygone era at the Museum Hotel. Located in a restored historic building in the heart of George Town, this gem of a boutique hotel offers a unique glimpse into the golden past of this world heritage listed city. Each spacious, luxuriously appointed themed suite is one-of-a-kind. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Penang while you indulge your senses in luxury at the Museum Hotel.

If you drive, you don’t have to worry about parking, it is limited but they do have their own parking for their guests. The staffs were very friendly and helpful. We were served with refreshing cold lemongrass ginger drink while checking in.

Navigate through the hotel to our room, it’s like going back to the olden days.

I booked a room for 3 pax that can cater for maximum 4 pax. The room is known as QI LIN (麒麟) Quadruple Duplex Room.

Details from museumhotel.com.my:

The wondrous Qi Lin (麒麟) is an auspicious creature of Chinese mythology. It is said to herald the arrival of a wise or honoured personage, and thus are considered very good omens in Chinese culture. Our Quadruple duplex room is named for the lucky Qi Lin, and this room is suitable for a company of up to 4 adults. A wooden-floored living room on the lower level has a comfortable sitting area, and a flight of stairs leads to the upper floor bedroom, with a queen sized four-poster bed, and two single beds. The bathroom features two showers and double basins. The room includes all modern conveniences and amenities:
– Air conditioning
– 32” LCD television with satellite channels
– Free in-room wifi
– Laptop safe
– Coffee and tea making facilities
– Ensuite bathroom with double showers and toiletries
– Laundry service
– Colonial dressing table
– Straits Chinese wall mirror
– Brass standing lamp
– Telephone (In-house calls)
– Old English brass & porcelain switches

They led us to the room and explained how to use the room. We realized something too, the staff took of his shoes when he led us in. It was quite a surprise that it has two floors! Living area on the first; bedroom and bathrooms on the second floor. Very cozy place. Just one thing, 3 settees only… someone has to sit on the floor hahaha!

Few things to remember:
1. The fan speed cannot be adjusted.
2. Switch on bathroom heater for 5 minutes before shower and only switch off after everyone took their shower.
3. No need to remove the card in the wall slot.
4. Return the key to reception on the way out and collect it from reception on the way in.

The bathroom amenities were enough for us to use, except for the soap. Only two small bars, too bad… Love to shower with the oatmeal soap. I know… Can always ask for extra but hehe… lazy.

You do not need to worry about how 4 pax can share bathroom and toilet, there’s 2 toilets, 2 shower cubicles, and two sinks. So… No need to wait too long for your turn.

The beds were creaky hahaha!! It sure made lots of noise.

The staff were awesome already during check-in. When we got back to the hotel after a day out, there was another surprise. They placed traditional sweets in the room with a short note greeting you by your name and descriptions of the sweets given. First night was haw flakes, second night was peanut brittle, and third night was coconut sweets.

Overall, the hotel was way beyond my expectations. Great for friends and family(no children allowed if not mistaken) to stay if you’re in Penang. It’s not very far from the free shuttle stop too.

Address: No.76, Jalan A.S Mansor (Off Transfer Road), 10050 Penang.

Categories: Going Places · Penang · Review It!

Real Skin Healthy Vinegar Skin Toner (Red Ginseng)

January 12th, 2018 · 2 surrendered

So… Ran out of toner, decided to source for Korean product in Althea. Happened that it was on offer, so I quickly grab this Real Skin Healthy Vinegar Skin Toner (Red Ginseng). Too many varieties, hard to decide. Ended up I bought red ginseng because the key functions are reduce wrinkles, enhance skin healthy glow, and nourish the skin. It is also suitable for normal, dry, and sensitive skin. At this age, need to firm those sagging skin otherwise it will be too late hahaha…

With the massive 300ml product, it will surely last me for awhile. I was quite worry that the product might spill while in transport, thank goodness it didn’t because of the stopper. Hence, do not throw it away, it can be useful if you want to bring it with you on the road.

No sourish smell even though it’s vinegar. There’s mild citrus scent. The PH of the toner is 5.5 which is recommended for healthy skin.

After cleansing, I would pour a few drops on my palm and pat it on my face until it absorb(it won’t take long, very fast absorbing) before applying serum or moisturizer. My face is instantly refreshed and hydrated. No stickiness on the skin too. No breakout or redness after using it. I’ve been using this for half year, still serve me well.

You can also use a cotton pad to apply the toner. You can exfoliate at the same time.

I once accidentally mistook it for makeup remover because I didn’t pay attention to what I grabbed *LOL* I soaked up the cotton pad and started to remove my makeup with it, amazingly it could remove my makeup easily, even makeup on the eyes.

Lastly, I do recommend this product. As for repurchase, I will if it is on offer.

Categories: Girl Stuffs · Review It!

Hello 2018, Goodbye 2017

January 1st, 2018 · 4 surrendered

It’s the year 2018. How time flies.

I’m not sure how to say about 2017. Neither good nor bad. Let’s just say I learnt a lot. All the good and the bad. Never set any resolutions all these years. Set it once few years back but it didn’t turn out as it should. Hence, rather not set any. Just let life takes its own course and embrace it. Most important is to live peacefully and happily.

Not sure how 2018 will be. Not sure where I will be in few months time. My butt is extremely itchy, gosh!

Anyway, happy new year! God bless!

Categories: Bulletin Board · From My Angle · Heart Matters · Randomness

Esthe Dew Moist Cleansing Water

December 26th, 2017 · Nobody Surrendered

I’ve been using cleansing water for years, love it because it’s not oily, cleanse pretty well, and no irritation issue. I decided to try another brand of cleansing water from Japan, Esthe Dew Moist Cleansing Water.

Why I bought this?
1. It was on offer on Hermo *LOL*
2. 500ml, that is a lot!
3. Chamomile in the ingredient.
4. For sensitive skin, normal to dry skin.

When I received it, I found out there’s “silk extract” stated on the bottle. However, it’s not stated in the ingredient list I found in Watsons website. Here’s the ingredients:

Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Chamomile Extract, Rice Fermented Liquid, Alcohol, Paraben, Fragrance.

It mentioned about fragrance but I didn’t smell any. In fact, I didn’t smell anything.

Very easy to use. Just soak up the cotton pad and gently wipe away.

Been using it for 6 months, it works pretty well. No breakouts. No irritations. Cleansed well. Removed most mascaras and eye makeups with no issue except the stubborn Maybelline Hypercurl Volum Express Cat Eyes which can only be removed with Clarins Instant Eye Make-up Remover (Waterproof and Heavy Make-up).

Overall, I do not regret this purchase although price is a bit high, it cost almost RM60 after discount. It’s selling at RM60 something. As for repurchase, I might go back to Haruhada Collagen Moisture Cleansing Water which you can get from Sasa, cheaper (if not mistaken) or other cleansing water just for a try.

Categories: Girl Stuffs · Review It!