Sunday, April 22, 2018

20th Century Fox World Studio Store Now Open in Malaysia | Fox World Studio Store Haul

20th Century Fox World Studio Store is now open in Malaysia!
If you have been following my social media accounts, you would have noticed that I’ve been hyping on the most recent launch of the worlds first, Fox World Studio Store at Resorts World Genting, Malaysia! Im sure that we are all familiar the movies that 20th Century Fox World has created, and just to name a few, Fox has created memorable movies such as Avatar, Titanic, Ice Age, Alien Vs Predator, Rio and so much more! Being super excited for the launch of their first store in the world, I immediately made my way up to Resorts World Genting a day before the launching.

Arriving at the destination with other overnight campers!
Found a spot to sleep in!
My bag was used as a pillow to keep myself comfy
It was a Friday evening when I hopped on a bus with my partner and made our way up to Genting Highlands. We had early dinner at the Coffee Terrance and got our sleeping bags ready at the launching site itself. To our surprise, we found that we were not the only ones camping the night, and I was amused to find familiar faces outside the store. Most of us were really excited to get little sneak peeks of what the store has to offer, and I spotted a shirt that I would definitely want to bring home. Found a cozy spot to sleep in and lights were off.

Just a mandatory picture to keep
During the official cutting ceremony to launch the store
We even had popcorn and cotton candy being given out during the event
Not to also forget the Samba dancers who were really energetic
Woke up the next day feeling super fresh and found out that the launch would only be official at 12pm on the 21st of April 2018. Ironically we were a little too early, so we decided to freshen up a little and got ourselves changed into clean clothes. Hehe. After having breakfast, we immediately made our way back to the venue area to find all the lights, the sound system, the red carpet ready for the grand launch! It was all glamorous, and we also had special guests from Rio and Ice Age who celebrated the launch with us too!

STORE PREVIEW

The Store layout and concept
Some merchandises featuring Night at the Museum
Son of anarchy merchandises anyone?
Now,  here are some sneak peaks on what you can find when you're in the store. Honestly speaking, I was expecting it to be bigger, but it had a fair size since its located in a mall. (Fingers crossed on more stores to open when their theme park launches!) The store had a fair variety of merchandises featuring, Alien Vs Predator, Ice Age, Rio, Night at the Museum, Son on Anarchy, Epic and 20th Century Fox Official merchandises.

Haziq checking out a top in the Ice Age section
I got my eyes on the 20th Century Fox World Merchandises
The store offers mostly sells typical merchandise such as magnets, keychains, bookmarks, collectibles, t-shirts, stationaries, mugs, you name it! Being in my mid-twenties, I was more attracted to the merchandises featuring Ice Age,  Aliens Vs Predators, and 20th Century Fox World! In the images above are just a few things that I've gotten myself. Got me a shirt, a cap, a notebook, a magnet and a folder to get myself started with the 29th Century Fox World career! (In my dreams!) LOL. haha. A girl can dream, right?

PRICE RANGE (Merchandises with Price)

Managed to bring this Black Gold Foil shirt home at RM89.90
T-shirt, RM79.90
Umbrella's, RM53.90
Magnet, RM15.90
Keychain, RM6.90
Alloy Pins, RM10.90
Postcards, RM2.90
Sid Table Lamp, RM75.90
Hand Warmer, RM79.90
Notebooks, RM17.90
Mugs, RM49.90
Alien Egg, RM299
If you're wondering how much the price ranges are if you plan to make your way to the 20th Century Fox World Studio Store in Malaysia, I've taken some price tags of the items that are currently available in the store. Honestly speaking, I think that the price range starts from RM6.90 to RM100 on average. There might be other things that are cheaper, and other items that may be on the higher side, but mostly you can find items that are in the range that I mentioned.

Mandatory picture with the Rio Team
My souvenirs from 20th Century Fox World Studio Store 
So there you have it! If you happen to be in Genting, then you should definitely make a pit stop at 20th Century Fox World Studio Store in Resort World Genting to check out their merchandises. Just a recap, this is the FIRST Fox World Studio Store in the world, and this is your time to snag some limited items to bring home. But if you think Genting is not a drive away for you, then I'd suggest you wait for the official 20th Century Fox World Theme Park to launch! There is no confirmed date yet, but might as well kill two birds with one stone right? Hehe.

20th Century Fox World Studio Store
Address: Level T2A-03, SkyAvenue, Genting Highland
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm

Power up with Potatoes USA | Fitness Potato Recipe

YES, Potatoes can help you be fit too!
Don't we all love potatoes, or are we real-life potatoes? Haha. I mean, my sister tends to call herself a potato, and I think we can agree that there's just something about potatoes that we all love. Potatoes are cute, curvy and fun to play around with, especially when it comes to preparing various types of dishes. Being a fitness junkie, I'll be talking about US Potatoes in specific on how they have always been synonymous with nutritious diets and meals for many Malaysian households. Check out the different types of potatoes that the USA has to offer.

US Round Red
US Russet Potato
US Yukon Gold
US Purple Blue
Being present at the showcase of Potatoes USA, we had a moment to understand the goodness of U.S. Potatoes in a themed "POWER UP WITH US POTATOES" event at Sime Darby Convention Centre earlier this week to highlight the importance of potatoes in the diet of athletes. Who would have thought that Potatoes can help with performance? Did you know that potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium, and energy that you need to perform at your best? Well, after attending the showcase, I would have to say that im convinced that I need potatoes to be included in my diet.

Here's me with Henry after our morning workout with Potato Power. 
According to Nutrition Today, they suggested that carbohydrates are a primary macronutrient for sustaining and improving athletic performance. Potatoes contain 620 milligrams of potassium and with more potassium than a medium-sized banana, potatoes are perfect for aiding muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function during long endurance events. There is no doubt that potatoes are used as a high-energy good carb for athletes and sporty individuals. 

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Potatoes USA is bringing this important potato fitness message to Malaysians, and during the showcase, we had sports/fitness coach Noel Chelliah from Daily Muscle Lighthouse & and triathlon gold medalist Kimberly Yap who were enlisted to headline a showcase of potato nutrition with an emphasis on the characteristics and nutrients essential for improved athletic performance. After their share of words, I never knew how potatoes are good for daily nutritional meals, weight management, and sports.

Potatoes are also good as pre-workout meals and post-workout meals too! 

FIT MEAL RECIPES
BY CHEF NAEM

Chicken Tomyam U.S Hash Brown
Chicken Tomyam U.S Hash Brown
Ingredients
- 6 US Hash Brown
- 1 pack of tom yam paste
- 2 chicken breast (poached)
- 2 tomatoes (diced)
- 2 kafir lime leaves (sliced)
- 2 coriander leaves (sliced)
- 1 lemongrass leaves (sliced)
- Salt/Pepper

Method of preparation
1. Poach chicken (cut, dice & put the chicken into simmering water seasoned with some salt and ginger)
2. Spread the Tom Yam paste on the hash brown
3. Air-fry the US hash brown at 100'C for 15 minutes till golden brown
4. In a bowl, mix chicken, tomatoes, kaffir lime leaves, coriander, lemongrass, salt & pepper
5. Season well
6. Place the chicken on top of hash brown
7.Garnish with coriander

US Potato Jackfruit Smoothie

US Potato Jackfruit Smoothie

Ingredients
- 2 US Russets
- 1 scoop Protein Powder
- 6 pieces of jackfruit
- 1 cup soy milk
- 2 tbs honey
-1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
-1/2 tsp chia seed
- 1 cup ice cube
- 1 daun pandan (garnish)
- 1 gula melaka (garnish)

Method of preparation
1. Peel potato, cut into cubes
2. Boil the potato until soft for 10 minutes
3. Blend all ingredients- Potato, jackfruit, protein powder, soy milk, honey, cinnamon, chia seed, and ice cube together until smooth
4. Garnish with daun pandan, chia seed, and drizzle gula melaka

ON-THE-GO US Potatoes

On-The-Go US Potatoes
Ingredients
- 10 US Russet Potatoes
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 nos chopped garlic
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp curry powder
-1 nos lemon zest
- 1 nos lime (cut wedges, garnishing)
- Salt and Pepper

Method of preparation
1. Put the potato in a bowl and toss with olive oil
2. In separate bowl, combine paprika, curry powder, lemon zest and ground almond and garlic
3. Mix all the ingredient well and coat the potato with the ingredient
4. Cook in air-fry 120c for 20-30 minutes (in small batches)
5. Garnish with lime wedge

Chef Naem, the handsome fit chef of the day
With three amazing recipes to keep in mind, be sure to try out these fit potato recipes. Do tell me which is your favorite recipe in the comment below, and im actually thinking of preparing these dishes for myself too! Shall I do a blog post on it as well, just to share with you a step by step guide on how to prepare a selected dish with images? Hehe. Y'know what, I'll surprise you! It honestly looks super easy and quick to make and being a fan of potatoes, im a huge fan to recreate these recipes.

So whats your potato power motivation?
The entire purpose of this blog post is to actually inform you that potatoes can be healthy too instead of fattening. We need to throw away that mindset and enjoy the benefits of potatoes while having a healthy fit lifestyle. YES, it is possible! Noah Chelliah and Kimberly Yap are living proof that potatoes play an important role in their diet every single day. So let's start getting creative with potatoes, instead of hating on it. You can get your US potatoes from selected supermarkets in Malaysia.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Guardian's Most Voted Brands 2018

Are you ready fo rhte Most voted Brands Awards by Guardian Malaysia?
Being a fan of keeping myself up to date, i find it hard to resist the temptation of figuring out which brand would be the most voted brands of the year! This time, i was told that shoppers who buy from Guardian Malaysia will get the opportunity to vote for their favourite health and beauty brands, and stand a chance to win attractive prizes! Doesnt sound too shabby ey?You vote, you win, and theres nothing else to lose!

 Ms Shirley Ham, Senior Manager, Digital Marketing of Guardian Malaysia

You may need to fill in your details before you get to vote
This brand appreciation season has been launched over 18 years ago and starting from 19th April 2018 onwards would be the brand voting session. So if you happen to shop at Guardian Malaysia, dont throw away your receipt as it could be the winning pass for you to win yourself the grand prize! FYI, the voting period is from 19th April to 15th May 2018, so theres not much time to contribute in this exciting campaign. There will be more than 150 brands trying to score the awards under 64 different categories.


A preview of how the voting would look like

The Most Voted Brands Award (MVB Awards) this year is designed to gain an insight into the evolving needs of a consumer, keeping up with our fast paced lifestyles and purchasing trends. Im sure we all have our favourite time to stop by Guardian to do quick stop to restock our daily needs at home. Being in a digital world, the voting process will be conducted entirely in digital format, which also means you can get your votes done either online OR through your phone. So why not vote while youre in an LRT/Grab, on the way home right?

PRIZE AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE? 

With three (3) simple steps, you get a chance to win BIG prizes
There will be a total of RM40,000 worth of travel vouchers and Guardian vouchers up for grabs. The voting involves 3 easy steps, which is to spend, vote and submit with the receipt code. All customers who submit their votes with a valid receipt will stand a chance to win one of the 68 prizes! Thats a big number to resist. But if you want a more detailed view of the prizes, i've listed them below:

Grand Prize : RM10,000 travel voucher and RM2,000 in Guardian Vouchers (x1)
1st Runner Up: RM5,000 travel voucher and RM500 in Guardian Vouchers (x2)
2nd Runner Up: Guardian Vouchers worth RM1,000 (x5)
Consolation: Guardian Vouchers worth RM200 (x60)

To be eligible to cast votes, shoppers would be required to spend a minimum of RM10 at the store or online, then log on to https://mvb.guardian.com.my. Votings will only be counted anytime between 19th April to 14th May 2018. The contest is open to those aged 18 and above, and shoppers must keep the original Guradian receipt which contains the tax invoice number, store code number, date of purchase and purchase amount to be qualified.

I've voted, have you? 
So what are you waiting for? You've heard about it, so its time to win yourself a trip of your choice, or Guardian vouchers! Its easy, and who knows, you might win yourself the grand prize! Im keeping my fingers crossed, and hope that i win one of the given prizes. Wishing you guys all the best! For more information and full terms and conditions of the award, please visit https://mvb.guardian.com.my/#/term for more details.

Guardian Malaysia

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Package Iftar Fi Sofina | Breakfasting on Cruise Tasik Putrajaya

Welcome to Cruise Tasik Putrajaya
With the fasting just around the corner, im sure that most of us are looking for places to 'berbuka puasa' or to break the fast in a memorable ambiance with friends and family. The fasting season is a time for all of us to appreciate and be thankful with the achievements that have been given by Allah, and I really can't wait to start fasting as I need to lose a few kilograms from my body. haha. I never thought that breaking fast on a cruise was possible, but I finally found that it is possible! Its pretty obvious from the title of my post, so enough chitchat, let's get into details.

The Cruiser for the Iftar Fi Sofina
The indoor layout
If you're looking for something different than the typical buffets you always go to, why not consider an exclusive Cruise around the Tasik Putrajaya Lake as you enjoy your food with the scenery of Putrajaya. Be it with your family, friends or your loved ones, the cruise would be something very different that is unique, exclusive and grand! For a memorable Buka Puasa, its time to gather your friends and family for an exclusive cruise while you feast on a cruise.

There's even a rooftop space too!
Take tons of images while enjoying the breeze
Enjoy the amazing scenery of what Putrajaya has to offer
This year happens to be the cheapest offer by Cruise Tasik Putrajaya throughout the years, giving everyone a chance to experience dining on a cruise by Cruise Tasik Putrajaya. Currently, there is a special early bird price charging RM120 per adult, and RM75 per child, OR if you rather go for the normal price, you can get yourself a seat in the cruise for RM145 per adult and RM77 per child. Every purchase of a ticket to enjoy the Iftar Fi Sofina, you will also be entitled to an exclusive money packet and an entree to a lucky draw where you can win a Love Boat Package worth RM350 to 5 lucky participants.

Nasi Goreng Kampung
Mee Goreng
Ayam Goreng Berempah
Daging gulai Kawah
Ikan Sambal Tumis
Iftar Fi Sofina offers over 30 dishes that would keep your tummy full throughout the 90-minute cruise ride. Just to name a few of the dishes, they will be serving Grilled Lamb, Fried Chicken Berempah, Daging Gulai Kawah, Mee Goreng Ayam, and many more. There will also be a variety of traditional Malay desserts for those with sweet tooths too! Here are some sneak peeks of what they have to offer.

Mixed Vegetables
Beef Satay and Chicken Satay
Ulam with traditional condiments, cincalok, sambal belacan and budu
Grilled Lamb
Omellete
Laksa Johor
These are only some of the options that would be available for the upcoming fasting month, so look forward to a wonderful night of delicious food and the luxurious view of Putrajaya. Now that you've seen a preview of what Iftar Fi Sofina, its time to plan your fasting month ahead and make reservations as there will only be limited tickets available for each night. For more information or to make reservations, you can call their sales department by calling 03-8888 3359 or email sales@cruisetasikputrajaya.com.

VERDICT

As a verdict, I would have to say that the Iftar Fi Sofina may seem that they offer an average array of food, but trust me, the flavors of the food was spectacular. Like, the nasi goreng kampung may be your everyday meal, but to be honest, it has to be one of the BEST nasi goreng kampung I've ever tasted. If you want to try REAL Malaysian food, the cruise truly offers you a taste of Malay cuisine. At the price of RM120 per adult, I think its pretty reasonable if you're looking for great food on a cruise as you spend some quality time with your family and loved ones. Will definitely be making a pit-stop with my sayang during the fasting month. xx


Early Bird: RM120/Adult & RM75/Child 
(Reservations made before 16th May 2018)
Normal Price: RM145/Adult & RM77/Child
(Walk-in or reservations after 16th May 2018)

RM1 will be donated to selected welfares for every ticket purchased.

GROUP RESERVATIONS


A mandatory photo of the group I went with
For bigger groups, Marina Putrajaya Sdn Bhd is offering a seminar/meeting package on the Cruise Tasik Putrajaya or the Bora Ombak Marina Putrajaya with an exclusive offer that goes as low as RM100 per person. Take your team out for a memorable night to remember this coming festive season and start building good relationships with your staffs and employees.

Cruise Tasik Putrajaya
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