Monday, August 8, 2022

Ombak Kitchen's Lunch Value Meals | 12pm-3pm


I recently went to Ombak Kitchen, which offers The Best Seafood Restaurant in Bangsar and KL, to find out that they've finally have an exclusive lunch value meal on the menu! Being a seafood lover myself, I would have to say that I got really excited to check out the menu, and trust me when I say that i had no regrets about my meal that day. If you love seafood or if you're looking for the best seafood, then this blog post is for you! Skip the hassle of driving far, and enjoy the best seafood within the city center. FYI, they also recently opened a store in Putrajaya too!

Don't forget to try their Oysters while you're there!

When it comes to The Best Halal Seafood in KL and genuinely affordable seafood, fresh from the sea, you can definitely count on Ombak Kitchen to stir up the finest of the finest! Ombak Kitchen is a fun-filled family restaurant with the famous seafood boil concept originating from the state of Louisiana, USA. This concept is used to maintain the freshness and juiciness of the seafood. To introduce you to the lunch menu that they have to offer, they call it the lunch pots which basically offer 3 options for a good portion to share for two. 

Lunch Pot Crab


First up would be the Lunch Pot Crab which includes 1-2 XL Crabs, XL Fresh Prawns, Squid, Broccoli, Corn, and Rice for a price of RM99.90. I would have to highlight that if you're a crab lover, then you would enjoy this pot of seafood. For the price, I would say it's really worth every cent considering it has a good variety of seafood all in one pot. 

Lunch Pot Slipper Lobster


If you're looking for a non-crab option, then consider ordering the lunch pot slipper lobster. This options include slipper lobster, XL Fresh Prawns, Clam Hamaguri, Broccoli, Corn, and Rice, giving you just the right balance of seafood. I tried this is their Cheesy Zesty Lemon Sauce and i love it! This goes for RM89.90 a set and it's good to feed two pax. 

Lunch Pot Prawn XL

Prawn in Butter Milk Sauce

Prawn in Heritage Laksa Sauce

Squid in Spicy Coconut Curry

I would predict that this would be a crowd favorite because it has all the basic seafood variety in a decent portion in a pot. When im not into crabs, then this is the perfect combination for a quick lunch with all the freshest seafood the sea can offer. It contains Fresh Prawns, Squid, Blue mussels, Clam Hamaguri, Broccoli, Corn, and Rice at a price of RM79.90! 

Sauce Options

For all the lunch pots that they have to offer, they have in it 10 different sauces to choose from, but to be more specific with the top 3 choices, I would highly recommend you to either get it in SIngature Crazy Cajun Sauce, Buttermilk Indulgence, or Cheesy Zesty Lemon. The Signature Crazy Cajun Sauce is an authentically soulful cajun sauce made from a blend of cajun spices, paprika, garlic, herbs, and Ombak Kitchens's very own secret recipe mix. So, if it's your first time heading over to Ombak Kitchen, you can really never go wrong with the Signature Sauce. The other sauce they have to offer on the menu as well would include chili crab, garlic butter, spicy coconut curry, tomato basil, butter lemon sauce, heritage laksa, and salted egg cream. 



Ombak Kitchen has been received very well by all especially the seafood lovers and results of that, they have opened 3 branch outlets in Bukit Jelutong, Bangsar and the latest one is in IOI City Mall, Putrajaya. Ombak Kitchen Putrajaya is situated outdoor at The Symphony Walk and you can choose to enjoy your seafood spread by the dancing fountain with a great view.


Besides the seafood spread, they also have an upgraded menu to an Ala carte Concept where you can choose your favorite seafood with their preferred style of cooking, and they are served in colorful pots and bowls. Just dine in to pick and choose without having to depend solely on the usual premium combo menu. As a verdict, I would say that if you would like to dig into good seafood, this is the place to be that would not disappoint. What are you waiting for? Make some time during lunch and just get yourself one of those hot lunch pots by Kitchen Ombak while you can! 

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Parenthood Parent's Choice Award 2022 | Brands winning Parents Hearts

Among them are Genting, Betadine, Babyshop, R.E.A.L Kids, and Abbott.

Hello mummies and daddies! It's crazy to think that I've been blogging during my high school days and now talking about parenting! Being a parent myself, rest assured, I would like you to know that we all go through a phase in life where we feel lost, and IT'S OKAY! Parenthood itself is all about the journey and by going through the mistakes, we learn through it. That's what makes parenting so beautiful. Now, talking about going through those phases, I'm pretty sure one of the jugglings as a parent is choosing a reliable brand to trust? Well, lucky enough, I'll be spilling some details on the Parenthood Parents Choice Award 2022 since I got to witness the award ceremony.

To break it down to you a little, Parenthood Magazine recently organized a campaign where parents of Malaysia can vote for their favorite brands to win the best parents' choice award in 2022. And what they did was by identifying and bringing forward the most trusted brands that parents can truly rely on. There were 80 categories in total that were awarded, and I believe that these winners are prestigious and deserving brands to win the awards. 













Now, 80 would be a lot for me to elaborately write down in this post, but I'll try my best to keep it minimal and highlight the topics and brands which I found really exciting to discover during the award ceremony. For the full list of awards, you may head on over to Parenthood's article right here and see how the brands deservingly won the hearts of parents based on category. It's really a lot to look at but I would have to say that it's exciting to discover innovative brands and existing brands that I'm familiar with to win these awards and rest assured, assuring me that my choice of brands is similar to other parents of Malaysia. 





In terms of the winners, I hope my photos here would do all the talking, but really I think what was an eye opener to me was to see health supplements and probiotics within the category. Did you also know that there was a category where there's the best non-toxic makeup & skincare for kids as well? It goes beyond what we think is necessary, but it's good that they also had a category on education as well (Basically prepping myself for my eldest daughter once she's ready for school!). Nonetheless, if you would like to expand your knowledge of brands, I would really recommend you to check out the Parenthood article for the full deets on the winner's list. 





All in all, I would have to say that the award ceremony was very humble, and I did stumble upon some proud brand owners who were claiming their awards during the occasion. I would have to admit that it was such an honor to be there and witness all these really renowned brands winning the heart of parents throughout Malaysia! Every brand carries its own story when it comes to giving the best to kids and parents, but what matters throughout it all to me would be the bond they have made possible among parents of Malaysia. I would agree that all the brands who managed to win the title of being the best of the best definitely deserve the award because I've tried and tested myself and they deliver their promise. Well, I hope you found this post useful and I wish you a happy parenting journey with the little ones! It can be exhausting but with the right products and guidance, it helps to ease out the journey.

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

12 Finalist to compete for Top Prize in Maggi's Reality Show | Wanita cukup berani Season 2

I believe that Resipi Berani MAGGI Season 1 was a success leading women from all types in Malaysia into achieving their dreams, and now exclusively presenting their returning with its six-episode reality show, Resipi Berani Maggi Season 2. Being a watcher from season 1, i got to admit that MAGGI has really outdone themselves with the show. There's a good mix of suspense, thrill, excitement and so much more to look forward to the show. In this season, out of 2,000 women who applied to be in this exciting challenge, 12 mentees made the cut to take on a series of culinary and entrepreneurial challenges for the grand champion title. 

This time around in Resipi Berani MAGGI Season 2, you can look forward to the endeavors of the mentees through various criteria and challenges which will test the Personal Growth, Business Acumen, and cooking skills of the mentees to take up the challenge in this reality show. Just to name a few of the challenges, the mentees will be tested on the preparation technique of their signature dish and re-invention of an authentic Malaysian dish to feature unique ingredients. Other than culinary challenges, they are also tasked to observe elements in food sustainability, business viability as well as leveraging on content creation for social media platforms. 

There will be three exciting prominent MAGGI Mentors, Food Enthusiast and Brand Ambassador of MAGGI® CukupRasa, Datin Paduka Eina Azman; Director, Producer, Actress, and Owner of The Dim Sum Place, Sheila Rusly, and Entrepreneur Icon and Owner of My Mum’s Bakery, Anne Idris - who will nurture the 12 mentees throughout the reality series in various Feedback Mentorship Sessions. For Season 2, the series will feature four celebrity guest judges - Stacy Anam, Betty Rahmad, Aisya J, and Chef Sherson Lian.

The 12 chosen mentees will be taking the challenge this season to win a seed capital of RM8,000 and to make the prize more exciting, the grand winner of the Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2 will undergo an intensive 8-week mentorship program with entrepreneur icon, Anne Idris, focusing on upscaling a food business, managing cost efficiencies, and branding strategies. The Second and Third place winners will receive seed capital of RM5,000 each.

THE WATCH PARTY


I had an intimate watch party session with fellow buddies who enjoyed watching Maggi's Reality show for season 2, and what I can tell you is that the show will not disappoint! I love the drama, the struggle, the stories, and the experiences that were shared in the first episode, and definitely looking forward to the next episode to explore. I'm really looking forward to the next episode because I gotta say that I love the presentation of the food that are served to the judges to be judge which I'd like to replicate, I mean, there's always inspirations and lessons to learn after watching a show am I, right? haha. Who will win the chance of a lifetime and who will go back wishing they could do better? Find out by tuning into Resipi Berani Maggi at 4.30 every Friday on TV3!

Resipi Berani MAGGI® is a culmination of the Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI®, which aims to inspire more women to step out of their comfort zones, embracing the ‘Tak Kenal, Tak Cinta’ (‘Never Try, Never Know’) spirit. The program is hosted in partnership between MAGGI® and Google Malaysia, featuring a series of Bengkel Online Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI® focusing on building self-confidence, improving business skills through digital upskilling and enhancing cooking skills. The 12 finalists of Resipi Berani MAGGI® were selected from a pool of over 2,000 women who participated in the series of upskilling workshops in 2021.


Wondering who landed a spot in the top 12? The 12 mentees who made it as finalists in the Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2 comprise home-based food business owners - Anastasia Maigi (Sabah), Kalarani D/O Subramaniam (Putrajaya), Mellony Anak Stephen (Sarawak), Nazrina binti Zamani (Selangor), Noraslinda binti Rusli (Selangor), Norli binti Mohd Azmi (Selangor), Kentila D/O Veerayah (Selangor), Nur Syahidah Aimullah binti Abdul Rahim (Kedah), Nurul ‘Syaza Shahirah binti A. Samsuddin (Malacca), Nurul Hajar Ismail (Johor), Rozana Sari binti Roslan (Pahang) and Suzaimi binti Zahari (Terengganu).


So what are you waiting for? Join me and watch the upcoming Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2 reality show which will be aired at 4.30 pm on TV3 every Friday for 6 weeks beginning 8 July, with a repeat at 11.30 am on Saturday. Viewers can also stream the episodes through MAGGI®’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/maggimalaysia/videos) from 5.00 pm every Friday, 8 July onwards. Let's find out who won the heart of the judges to snag the Top Prize and start building their dream business!

Samsung's New Neo QLED 8K & Neo QLED TV Range | Defining Tomorrow with Intuition and Connectivity

Jimmy Tan, Head of Consumer Electronics of Samsung Malaysia Electronics
& Edward Han President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

It's no doubt that Samsung has made a huge impression on many when it comes to technology and is one of top list with trendiest innovative gadgets. Just very recently, Samsung Malaysia Electronics has released its latest collection of consumer electronics at the Neo QLED 8K TV Media Showcase, an experiential conference with the greatest and most unique products that Samsung has to offer, including its hallmark showstopper, the stunning Neo QLED 8K TV. I must say that while I was there to witness the work of art, it really got my eyes just staring at it from every corner.

It promises the most pristine picture and sound to your living space, bringing the new Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV range into being more than just a television, with an extensive list of features. It can cater to more individual interests where it can be a game console, a SmartHub for controlling the home, a workout companion, or even a productive workstation – all powered by Samsung’s people-first technology. 

Jimmy Tan, Head of Consumer Electronics of Samsung Malaysia Electronics

“With 16 consecutive years at the forefront of TV manufacturing and eight more as a top leader in the global soundbar market, Samsung understands the responsibility it holds,” said Jimmy Tan, Head of Consumer Electronics of Samsung Malaysia Electronics. “This comprehension is exactly why Samsung stayed committed to its ‘Together for Tomorrow’ vision that pushes innovation towards a future where connected and customisable experiences align with different lifestyles to nurture progress for both the planet and its people.”

Cinematic Moments Like Never Before


The new range of Neo QLED 8K TVs come equipped with Quantum Matrix Technology Pro (with Quantum Mini LED) and Shape Adaptive Light Control to bring out finer details in greater contrast.

The Quantum Mini LED, at 1/40th the size of a normal LED, flushes out brighter colours and the deepest black, reducing bloom and enhancing overall clarity for seamless viewing. Whereas the AI-backed Shape Adaptive Light Control should precisely map out objects in the screen and adjust their lighting to induce deep immersion every time.

To capture a full cinematic experience, the Neo QLED 8K TVs were also engineered with Dolby Atmos Experience Sound to create the feel of realistic depth in audio. Regardless, whether it’s a movie night with the family or just gaming with friends, the unparalleled images and 3D soundscape from the Neo QLED 8K TV range and Q-series Soundbar will make the party a definite moment to remember.

A Smarter Space for Productivity 


The way we live has changed in recent years. With hybrid-working and schooling being a standard for most people, we have greater flexibility now to be productive while staying home, and the Neo QLED 8K TV only makes this easier.

The PC to TV feature on the television allows users to remotely connect their computers to work on a larger screen – easily fitting spreadsheets, documents, browser tabs, or all of them at once with the Multi View feature.

Beyond that, Multi View also enables users to connect multiple devices to the television and be displayed simultaneously with up to four windows on a large screen. With wider connectivity in mind, the Neo QLED 8K TV also supports multi-device pairing via Samsung DeX and Microsoft 365 readily available on the television Workspace menu.

Play to Your Limits



With several gaming innovation honorees secured, Samsung promises gaming at only the highest level and the Neo QLED 8K TV range is no exception from this fact. Samsung TVs were the first to feature AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology to eradicate screen tears and stuttering framerates, but the Neo QLED 8K TV pushes visual fidelity even further with a Quantum-Dot display screen to handle incredible vibrance and depth.

On the side of performance, the Motion Xcelerator Turbo Pro ensures that on-screen visuals always move smoothly at a constant 144Hz no matter how fast the in-game action gets. Stability is the catalyst to player precision and Auto Low Latency Mode on the TVs strive to reduce input-lag to a near zero, delivering an almost instantaneous response to each button pressed.

Gamers also get full control on the Neo QLED 8K TV range thanks to its Game Bar feature that give players the keys to the cockpit. Game Bar sits at the bottom of the screen and serves to be an all-in-one menu without ever obstructing the game, allowing users the freedom to adjust their screen ratio, top-middle-bottom positioning of the gameplay, monitor input-lag, HDR/VRR levels, as well as detect nearby audio devices that are ready to use.

Check Off Every Fitness Goal You Set


The Neo QLED 8K TV is a handy companion for crushing at-home workouts. Aside from movie, gaming, and workspace optimisation, the television introduces a series of features that can help bring out a person’s best self, right from the living room.

Watch what’s on your TV and mobile on the same screen at the same time, whether its live stats for sports or workout video guides. You can even connect your TV with Samsung SlimFit Cam to view yourself on the screen and make sure your form is in tip top shape. Bring the gym home to you and unlock new ways to keep fit.

Building Green for the Environment

Calvert Yap, Head of TV & Audio Visual; Jimmy Tan, Head of Consumer Electronics; Edward Han President; Sunghwan Joo, Business Director of Audio Visual Division, Samsung Malaysia Electronics

The experiential event held was a showcase of Samsung’s proudest Consumer Electronics (CE) products which highlighted the Neo QLED 8K TV alongside other notable products such as The Freestyle projector, The Frame, The Sero, The Seriff, and plenty more. However, at its core, the event was a shining beacon for the brand’s ‘Together for Tomorrow’ vision that was evidently embodied within all the products shown on floor.

Samsung stayed committed to their ‘Together for Tomorrow’ vision on the new Neo QLED 8K TV through its multipurpose eco-friendly packaging and solar-powered remote. The SolarCell Remote was built to diminish the need for batteries by instead harvesting energy with its back-laced solar panel.

Now in 2022, the remote can even charge from radio frequencies found in Wi-Fi devices and will be included in more Samsung devices to eliminate more than 200 million batteries from landfill.

“Samsung carries the dream to create a compassionate world in which connectivity and sustainability accelerates planetary conservation for the good of mankind. This is the tomorrow we seek,” said Han. “By emphasising reusability all the way from the production line to distribution, it is our hope as market leaders that Samsung’s impact would encourage many others to join us in envisioning an era of sustainability and positive environmental change.”

The Retail Recommended Pricing for 2022 Neo QLED 8K TV are:

Model Code

Recommended Retail Price (RRP)

85’’ Neo QLED 8K QN900B

RM49,999

75’’ Neo QLED 8K QN900B

RM34,999

65’’ Neo QLED 8K QN900B

RM23,999

85’’ Neo QLED 8K QN800B

RM33,999

75’’ Neo QLED 8K QN800B

RM24,999

65’’ Neo QLED 8K QN800B

RM18,999

55’’ Neo QLED 8K QN700B

RM12,499

 

To purchase, head on to https://www.samsung.com/my/tvs/all-tvs/?neo-qled-tv and stay updated on our latest deals. For more information, including images of the products seen at the recent Neo QLED 8K TV Media Showcase, please visit: https://www.samsung.com/my

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Mentholatum's Maxilip | Double Layer Lip Balm for Double Protection


Looking for lip balm that not only hydrates but also protects? Look no further because Mentholatum has just the solution with its formulated Maxilip double-layer Lip Balm! It's an anti-aging lip balm, and Maxilip is designed with a formulation that offers lips double protection while ensuring youthful-looking, firmer, and fuller lips.



The Maxilip offers two variants, namely the Firming Q10 + Pomegranate Lip Balm and Brightening Caviar + Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm. I would say that the Maxilip is a pout pleaser that works wonderfully to anti-age, brighten, and moisturize your lips. The Maxillip Firming Q10 + Pomegranate Lip Balm contains firming and anti-aging properties, while the Brightening Caviar + Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm targets those who are looking to brighten and restore fullness to the lip. With just a swipe, the Maxillip double layer Lip Balm helps moisturise the lips, leaving them feeling soft and supple all day long!

Maxillip Firming Q10 + Pomegranate Lip Balm


If your main concern is the fine lines on your lips, then this Firming Q10 + Pomegranate Lip Balm is a must-carry item in your pouch bag! This double layer lip balm works effectively to smoothen fine lines, brighten lips as well as provide long-lasting moisturization to the lips! Upon application, lips appear firmer, fuller and more youthful. Each layer is formulated with the following ingredients:

Inner layer – Contains Anti-Aging & Firming Properties

• Contains Pomegranate Seed Oil that are high in antioxidants to hydrate & revitalize lips resulting in smooth, healthy lips while Coenzyme Q10 helps to smoothen fine lines for smoother youthful looking lips.
• Combines Hilurlip ™from Spain – a functional ingredient that redefines, plumps and minimizes fine vertical lines of the lips; Propolis extract from France and other Maxillip™ ingredients to help with firming up for fuller lips.

Outer Layer – Contains Moisturizing Properties

• The outer layer of the lip balm contains 3 types of Ceramides, Squalene, a natural antioxidant as well as a variety of Natural Botanical Oils that help restore and strengthen the skin barrier for intense and long-lasting hydration of the lips.
• It is fragrance and preservative free, and gentle even on sensitive lips.


Maxillip Brightening Caviar + Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm


If dull and dry looking lip is a concern, then this Brightening Caviar + Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm is perfect for you! While the outer layer of the balm helps moisturize the lips, the inner layer of the balm is infused with Caviar and Hyaluronic Acid to brighten and restore fullness to the lips. Each layer of the balm contains the following:


Inner layer – Brightens and Restores Fullness to the Lip

• Enriched with Caviar that is rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals to improve skin elasticity and to brighten dull lips.
• Fortified with Hilurlip ™ and Propolis extract from France in addition to Maxillip’s™ specially formulated ingredients that contribute to firmer and fuller lips.

Outer Layer – Contains Moisturizing Properties

• The outer layer of the lip balm contains 3 types of Ceramides, Squalene (natural antioxidant) and a variety of Natural Botanical Oils to restore and strengthen skin barrier for intense and long-lasting hydration of the lip.
• It is fragrance and preservative free, and gentle even on sensitive lips.


Other usages of the Maxillip Double Layer Lip Balm

• A makeup base – It prepares your lips for any lip colour product that you want to apply next
• A daily lip moisturizer – It provides intense and long-lasting hydration to the lip
• Lip mask – It helps moisturize and smoothen fine lines on the lip

Experience firmer, fuller, and youthful-looking lips again with the newly formulated Maxillip double layer lip balm! Available now at major pharmacies nationwide as well as on Shopee, Hermo and Lazada at RM19.80 (3.8g). I love how it adds a natural pop to my lips. If you have tried it for yourself, be sure to let me know what you think about it in the comment box below.


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