Sunday, March 31, 2019

[Buffet Ramadhan] Restoran Rebung 2019

Ramadhan Buffet at Restoran Rebung
With the fasting season being just around the corner, its time to start hunting for good places to break our fast together with friends and family. This post goes to those who LOVE the traditional Malay cuisine, and who else cooks better Malay cuisine none other than Chef Ismail himself? Hehe. Rebung has always been my go-to place when I crave for his specialties that can be so hard to find around the city nowadays, and it's now even better since Rebung will also be joining in the Ramadhan Buffet festive season.

Chef Ismail presenting his specialties for the day
Giving you a Kelantanese vibe of Ulam
Terung rendang for eggplant lovers
Paru Paru sambal for those who love to chew on this
Murtabak Ayam
Freshly made popiah
Rendang and pulut kuning that would definitely fill your stomach with love
There are so many reasons to list down on why you should consider Restoran Rebung by Chef Ismail this year. Rebung should be your chosen restaurant to dine in to break your fast because they offer over 90 types of main dishes that would certainly dive into any taste that you and your guest would be craving for. Offering options from appetizers to desserts, you'd be spoiled with choices on what to indulge in first. Also, what's even better is that you can have a buffet spread at less than RM100 per person!

Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak
Siput Sedut Masak lemak
Daging Salai Masak Lemak
Nasi Kerabu 
Nasi Kerabu additional condiments
For starters, the main dishes that are to die for would be his 'Daging Salai Masak Lemak Cili Api, 'Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak' and 'Pari Masak Asam Pedas'. But if youre not into the specialties, there are also other options to choose from such as laksam, bubur lambuk, nasi kerabu, char kuey teow, laksa, murtabak and more! I would list everything here if I could, but you'd definitely need to come here to see it for yourself. I can guarantee that there is always something from Rebung that would trigger you with memories of being at your hometown.

Got myself a whole plate of the things that I love to wash down the main dishes I've tasted today
Local Malaysian delicacies
Serawa durian, Bubur Cha-cha, and Pengat Pisang.
And last but not least would be the selection of desserts! I mean, how can you end your meal without desserts right? When enjoying desserts in Restoran Rebung, you will be spoiled with the traditional Malay desserts that are carefully handmade with love. The rare ones are usually the desserts such as Serawa Durian, Bubur Cha-cha and Pengat Pisang which is usually pretty hard to make on your own at home. Alternatively, there is also the 'kuih-muih' section to spoil you with your childhood favorites!

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES 

Also, be entertained with some live music that would surely make you feel like dancing.
Exclusively prepared for the festive season, Restoran Rebung will be also be having live performances with the Sound of Ghazal by the Ghazal Sri Nuansa band. Specially picked by the organizers and trust me, nothing beats enjoying delicious food with the sound of live music to brighten up any occasion, be it a gathering of friends, a special birthday celebration and even for corporate companies to enjoy the vibes of this festive. For those who dare, you'd be lucky to find an open space in the restaurant where you can put on your dancing shoes and start dancing away.

RAMADHAN BUFFET PRICING FOR 2019

Mandatory photo together after dining and evaluating the food. 5/5!
Now for the real deal. I think most of us as Muslims would like to keep a budget of below RM100 per person when it comes to group gatherings right? So good news! To enjoy the Ramadhan buffet at Restoran Rebung, the price would be RM84.80 net per adult, and RM53 net for children between 5 to 11 years old. Too good to be true, its time to make your reservations early to avoid any disappointments. The duration of the Ramadhan buffet would start from 6th May 2019 till 3rd June 2019.

Restoran Rebung Chef Ismail
5-2, Aras 5, Parkir Bertingkat Bukit Aman, 
No. 1, Jalan Tanglin, Taman Botani Perdana, 
50480, Kuala Lumpur
+6 032276 3535


PETPET Newly Improved design | 10 hours of Baby Fresh Touch

With the baby being on the way, i was one of the lucky few to attend the launch of PETPET's new revolutionary diaper design that protects and keeps your baby happy and comfortable for hours in a day. I mean, when you think babies (for begginers), you'll think about diapers. The first few things that pop in your head are always about how much you would spend on diapers? I got some advise from my parents asking them what diaper brand i used when i was younger, and they were more than happy to share with me that they got PETPET for me.

Today being lucky enough to be expecting with a little bundle of joy, i just had to take this opportunity to get hands on on PETPET's improved diaper to further understand on how important it is to ensure that the little one stays dry and snug without feeling wet, sticky and uncomfortable. And having this motherly insticts at 4 months, i have to say i'd only want the best for my baby that is reliable and affordable.

In making the right diaper, PETPET has done their research by spekaing to families to discover the top three functions that are most important which are no leakages, long lasting and continuous dryness. And after doing numerous amounts of research and development, PETPET is happy to bring you a range of daipers that promises to bring hours and hours of joy to families.

Being a soon to be mom, i must admit that im nervous with diaper changing for the next few years once the baby is out, but i guess thats life and i wouldnt want things to get messy while changing. Wont you agree? The new range of PETPET diapers utilises non-woven fabric and absorbent material processing and moulding techniques that is very much ahead of the industry. With its superior 'Fast Dry' technology couples with its 360 AirThru system, it allows more comfort and quick dying mechanism that keeps babies comfortable and happy for up to 10 hours a day. WOW.

Eventhough it can last for us to 10 hours, i personally wouldnt leave a diaper on a baby for that long, buts its always good to take safety measures when youre rushing running errands and not worry about the baby's diaper leaking. This 10 hours feature would likely be a benefit for night usage when parents and baby would want a good night sleep without any disturbance of discomfort. A happy baby equals to happy parents.

And as for the 'New-Born' product in particular, PETPET has ensured that their diapers are significantly softer against a new-born sensitive skina nd has been designed to also take into account the childs healing navel area to that theres is no pressure or overlay. AMAZING! Even for me, i didnt really think abou the navel area for the baby, especially when its catered to new borns. Well done PETPET in giving me re-assurance on a suitable diaper for new parents or existing parents with new babies heading their way.

Wihth the newly designed diapers, families can now have more stress-free quality time to create memorable moments together. With this new and improved range of diapers, be sure to check them out in stores all around Klang Valley starting 19th March 2019 as they will be special premiums, games, and deals to celebrate the upgrade. For more information, head over to PETPET's official facebook page and keep yourself updated with the latest news on the brand.

PETPET

Saturday, March 30, 2019

[REVIEW] Living & Pace Sun Block and Marine Algae Cream

Introducing Living & Pace's The Summer Daily Sun Defence and The Ocean Marine Algae Cream
Hey guys! Lately, I've been leaning towards skincare and products that are inspired by nature. Out with the chemicals and in with whatever that is sourced and harvested from nature as I believe that natural ingredients have its natural healing properties. And since I stumbled upon a new brand called Living & Pace, a Malaysian based product that is focused on creating affordable and effective skincare products that work, i was immediately all eyes on their Summer Daily Sun Defence SPF 50+++ and their Ocean Marine Algae Cream to combat the heat wave that Malaysians are trying to survive through. Which leads us to a little review of what I think about it after using it for about a week now.

Packaging details
Living in a fast-paced live running around chasing for events, and juggling the workload at work, I tend to find it challenging to really sort out my skin routine that suits my everyday routine of either being exposed to the air-conditioning environment to running around under the hot sun. Thus, leading me to include their Summer Daily Sun Defence SPF 50+++ and their Ocean Marine Algae Cream which I thought would be a cute combo of the Sun and the Sea.

THE SUMMER DAILY SUN DEFENCE SPF 50+++

The Summer Daily Defence SPF 50+++
Comes in a pump bottle
Jumping into details, I've been off sunblock for about 3 weeks before I found The Summer Daily Sun Defence SPF 50+++ and I was feeling a little adventurous this time around to try out sunblocks that are out of the usuals that I usually purchase. This has been one of my best purchase yet as I was so surprised that the sunblock for this came in a glass pump bottle containing 30ml of sunblock cream that I believe would roughly last for about a month.

1-2 pumps is all you need
Very much spreadable when spread across the skin
Upon testing out the texture, I was pretty impressed that the texture felt very light on the skin. It has this waterbased like texture when its in contact with your skin which eventually sinks in and leaves your skin protected with a lightweight layer of sunblock. It doesn't have that strong sunblock fragrance which was an extreme plus point for me and its suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It also has a GMP certified stamp which guarantees that it was manufactured under quality standards which left me in no regrets on getting this to protect my skin from harsh UV rays.

1-2 pumps and youre good to go!
To use, I usually use 2-3 pumps to apply it all over my face and neck which is sufficient to protect my skin from the sun. It may look like a small portion when you pump it out, but you'd be surprised at how spreadable the sunblock is. Usually, this goes on after applying my toner, serum, and moisturizer, only then I apply the sunblock, followed by my makeup routine to perfect the look for the day.

THE OCEAN MARINE ALGAE CREAM

The Ocean Marina Algae Cream
Creamy ransparent texture
Next would be a little something that I triggered me when I saw the word 'Algae' on the products name. I've been reading a lot on benefits of algae for the skin, and trust me, the benefits are almost endless! The Ocean Marine Algae Cream provides intensive hydration with marine algae moisturizing extracts that improve the skin condition with vitamins that would enhance the skins protective system and suppleness while you sleep. So instead of using this as a daily cream, it's actually a cream specified for you to use at night.

Before application
Applying cream with a spatula
Testing skin moisture level after 5 minutes of application
Again, this too comes in a 50ml glass tub which adds into that luxurious feel of it and as you open the cap, you'll find that the tub has a double cap to ensure that the content is well kept in the jar. I would advise you to use this with a spatula to avoid the whole tub from being contaminated. I did a swatch test to determine how well it would improve my skin's moisture level, and the results are pretty impressive. The only downside of this would possibly be that the scent of the algae may be a little strong, but if it's natural and nutritious for the skin, I really have no reason to complain.

The texture was a combination of creamy and waterbased
I have been personally using this twice a week, and I love waking up to glowy skin the next day after applying a layer of The Ocean Marine Algae Cream overnight. One experience I'd like to share is that I was experiencing huge pores on my face since I was out in the sun the other day, then I decided to try the cream on my face, and guess what? I noticed that my pores were visibly smaller the next day. I guess the fact that algae are pretty popular to cooling the skin, that really helps a lot on reducing my open pores.
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VERDICT

Soft supple skin
As a verdict, despite the brand being new and Malaysia, i would have to say that their products were very well thought of and I would definitely recommend this for you guys to try, If youre looking for an alternative to natural skincare, Living & Pace is 100% here for you to care for your skin. It has no alcohol, artificial pigments and fragrances making it pretty much natural than other skincare products in the market. All their products are GMP certified and it all comes with an expiry date for each product to reassure you on the effectiveness of the product. Well, that's all for now and if you have any other questions, feel free to drop me a comment below.

Friday, March 29, 2019

7-Eleven Malaysia X Mickey Collectables | 26th Feb - 29th April 2019

Collectible Mickey Tins up for grabs from 7-Eleven
Hey guys, just wanted to share you my current obsession with collecting random things in my life. If you've known me way-way before I started blogging, I have a collectors disease and im not letting anyone stop me. Haha. Anyways, if you follow me on Instagram, you would have definitely seen my recent honeymoon trip to Disneyland in Japan in which I had an amazing time feeling like a child again despite being married. Hehe. Now ever since then, I have thing weird attraction over Disney products and stumbled upon 7-Eleven's recent campaign which involves Mickey tins!


7-Eleven conveniently being available everywhere, I was coincidentally getting myself a drink on a hot day when I noticed that 7-Eleven had a new on-going campaign featuring Mickey Go Local Mini Tins! Since I reminded me so much about my Disneyland trip, I just had to grab some for hoading reasons. HAHA. Kidding, it's not too much on hoarding, but it also makes great storage for stationaries and hairpins! It comes in 26 designs, each telling different stories showcasing local heritage, customs, language, and delicacies.


So if youre a collector junkie like me too, from now until 22 April 2019, you can start taking part in their campaign by collecting stickers where with every purchase of RM5 and above in a single receipt, you're entitled to get a sticker. But if you want things fast (like me), then you need to hunt for bonus stickers by purchasing items from their selected partner products such as Mentos, Cadbury, and Wonda. Once you have collected 16 stickers in total, you'll immediately get yourself a Free Mickey Go Local Mini Tin!


Here are 5 tins that I'll be giving away through my Instagram! (So, be sure to follow*wink) 
If collecting stickers ain't your forté, then you can also purchase the Mini Tin at RM9.90 when you have reached 6 stickers. Honestly speaking, it's not that hard to reach 16 stickers as most of their bonus sticker partners are pretty much the items that I purchase on a daily basis. Hehe. I've so far collected about 7 of it at home and im looking forward to reaching 10 tins by the time the campaign is over. hehe. I am legit obsessed!



OH! And in case you haven't heard, to beat the heat wave that is invading Malaysia, did you know that 7-Eleven recently is offering the Aiskleem, an exclusive soft serve series with a new flavor called Mmmocha. The flavor is a delightful twist of premium coffee and chocolate and is available in selected outlets (click here to find out). I recently tried it when I was in KL central and damn it was so good for RM2.50! To keep yourself in the loop, don't forget to keep yourself up-to-date by following their social sites which I will list at the end of this post.

7-Eleven

Sticker Issuance Period | 26th Feb 2019 - 22nd April 2019
Redemption Period | 26th Feb 2019 - 29th April 2019

You snooze you lose! 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

realme 3 | Now Available in Malaysia as trendiest smartphone


Good news are always meant to be shared. realme Malaysia, a smartphone brand that is Proud To Be Young and is dedicated to creating high-quality experiences for young people, today released its realme 3 smartphone.  The realme series has already sold more than 5million units worldwide. As the latestproduct in the realme series, realme 3 leads the charge for the brand into 2019 and builds on the success of realme 2, realme 2 Pro and realme C1. realme 3 represents how we continue to comprehensively upgrade performance and design, bringing new products and experiences to young consumers, making it a preffered choice when it comes to price.

Gradient Unibody Design creates stunning looks and smoother, lighter body


realme 3 utilises Gradient Unibody Design, matched color to take the quality of whole phone to new heights, bringing the best tactile and visual experience to consumers in this segment. The traditional “sandwich” format of screen-middle frame-back cover is abandoned, for an integrated injection moulded body, eliminating the need for a middle frame, to achieve a better grip. At the same time, it makes the whole phone look smoother and lighter, to fit perfectly in one’s hand.



In order to give young people the best visual experience, realme 3 uses gradient colour matching - Dynamic Black and Radiant Blue. Dynamic Black is based on a two-tone black-blue scheme which goes through a three-roundspraying process to achieve a natural gradient between black and blue. And the blue part uses special painting which changes with the viewing angle, appearing to shift between blue and purple. The addition of pearl powder gives the back cover a more colorful look and greater depth.


The Radiant Blue color scheme offers another visual effect, combining a mirror effect produced with the NCVM process by vaporizing a silver reflective layer onto the back cover, then spraying over a translucent blue-green ink to create a graduated colour effect.


Ultra-high screen-to-body ratio, dewdrop screen provides stronger immersive experience


realme 3, based on realme 2, has upgraded its screen from a notch screen to a dewdrop screen that integrates the front camera, light sensor and distance sensor. The handset integrates the small “dewdrop” at the top of the screen, resulting in a screen ratio as high as 88.3%. The new realme 3 means a wider field of view, greatly improved information display efficiency, and a stronger visual immersion when browsing images and videos.

Stronger processing power


In terms of performance, realme 3 is equipped with a MediaTek Helio P60 processor,which uses TSMC’s latest 12nm FinFET process technology,consuming significantly less power than rivals’ 10nm process chips, giving realme 3 the strongest performance in its segment.

Compared with the previous 14nm process technology, power consumption has been reduced by up to 15%. At the same time, the P60 adopts an eight-core architecture with four Cortex-A53 high-performance cores and four Cortex-A73 high-performance cores. Ithas a maximum frequency of up to 2.0GHz. Graphics processing utilises an 800MHz/900MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU for exceptionally smooth operation.

In addition, the P60 is equipped with a multi-core and multi-threaded APU, including a multi-core processor and intelligent control logic processor with NeuroPilot and a new intelligent multi-threaded scheduler. Power consumption is more than 2 times of the GPU and processing power can reach 280 GMAC per second – the highest terminal AI processing performance in this segment. With CorePilot 4.0 technology, realme 3 can better manage hardware resource tasks, optimize power management, and provide a more continuous and stable user experience.

Long Battery Life

realme 3 is equipped with a 4230mAh high-capacity battery, which combines intelligent power-saving functions for high-endurance performance. At the same time, CABC (Content Adaptive Backlight Control) technology dynamically adjusts the screen contrast dynamically to save power.

Nightscape and Chroma Boost for professional-grade photo shooting



The hardware of realme 3 has been greatly optimized, with rear dual cameras upgraded to a 13MP + 2MP secondary camera using an f/1.8 large aperture and 5P mirror. These have resulted in major improvements in terms of resolution, dynamic range, colour performance and more.

Notably, AI scene recognition technology automatically selects an appropriate exposure scheme according to the particular scene to enhance the quality of the overall shoot. Slo-mo Mode supports 90fps/720P video shooting, which is another fun way to record wonderful moments in life.


For the first time ever, realme 3 brings Nightscape mode to this price segment; using AI technology, multi-frame synthesis and anti-shake algorithms to greatly enhance the exposure under extreme low light conditions, Nightscape mode enhances the camera’s usability in extremely dark conditions. More details can be revealed by adjusting highlights and dark portions of the exposure, and realme 3 also effectively controls noise to enhance the overall clarity of the photo.

Inorder to meet the needs of young consumers for imaging, colour and photographystyle, realme 3has also introducedthe Chroma Boost mode. This modefeatures AI technology to identify and optimize scenes, increase the overall dynamic range of photos, reveal richer details in highlights and shadows, and give a more balanced exposure.

Based on different scenes, certain colours can be optimized to for a more vivid, bright and eye-catching image. realme 3 uses a selfie algorithm that accurately retouches skin, eye, hair and other details through 296 facial recognition points, and users can also adjust the beauty degree according to his or her preferences.

A User-Friendly Interface


realme 3 comesequipped with the latest Color OS 6.0 operating system and adopts a borderless design, using more blank space instead of dividing lines to reduce visual splitting, making the entire user interfacefeel more pure and efficient. At the same time, realme 3 combines light and soft colours to enhance the overall visual texture and be more pleasing to the eye.

realme 3 has developed more easy-to-use functions catering to different needs of users in different regions of the world. For instance, the desktop app drawer allows users to store less-used apps in the drawer according to their personal preferences; realme 3 also supports Android P navigation (Home button + return key); the Home button slides up to call out multitasking; the left and right sliders can quickly switch applications.

realme 3 has improved over 20 system functions based on user suggestions and feedback from social media and communities, improving ease-of-use comprehensively.

Availability and Pricing of realme 3


The realme 3 is available in two versions: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, and 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM. It comes in three colours: Classic Black, Dynamic Black and Radiant Blue. Customers can purchase the realme 3 (3GB RAM + 32GB ROM) on Lazada, log on to: https://bit.ly/2ufIbCu. They can also grab the phone at over 1,000 realme dealers across Malaysia from the 6th April onwards, at a starting price of:

l realme 3 (3GB RAM + 32GB ROM): RM 599

l realme 3 (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM): RM 699

For the complete list of dealers, please visit https://myrealme.my/locate-us/