Honey Creme is in Kuala Lumpur!

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Finally Honey Creme ice cream is in town! I had my very first taste of this delicious organic crafted premium soft-serve during my trip back to Penang. It was superb! I loved it so much that i couldn’t stop thinking about it and a week and a half later during my trip down to Singapore i had my craving fixed.

IMG_0069Now, they are officially in Kuala Lumpur and had their grand launch on the 19th of December with [Left to Right: Rachel Wong (Founder of Honey Crème Hartamas), Kenny Chee (Founder of Honey Crème Hartamas), Michael Ong (Founder of Honey Crème Hartamas), Angela Chee (Founder of Honey Crème Hartamas), Yumi Wong (Malaysian Actress), Hung Shock Teng (Honey Crème Franchisor – Malaysia), Liu Siao Zi (Honey Crème Taiwanese Trainer), Roy Teow (Honey Crème Franchisor – Malaysia), Po Yung Hui (Honey Crème Franchisor – Malaysia), and Jeff Pang (Honey Crème Franchisor – Malaysia)].

IMAG3475Ice creams have always been perceived as unhealthy and nutritionally deficient but just so you know… indulging in Honey Creme does not have to be frowned upon! 😉

IMAG3473It is specially handcrafted with premium organic ingredients from all over the world including South Korea’s top organic milk and creams, Honey Crème’s soft serve is definitely a healthier option with nutritional toppings like raw honeycomb, organic mixed grains, heart-healthy dark chocolate or simply the sinfully indulgent choice of popcorn or cotton candy toppings.

IMAG3474My favourite is The Honeycomb Soft Serve, crowned with a golden chunk of raw honey comb is truly a sight to behold and a delight to the palate.

IMG_9788According to Honey Creme, raw honeycomb provides a natural sweetness, omitting the need for artificial sugar sweeteners. Novelty aside, these golden nuggets are a nutritional powerhouse, prized as a health tonic since ancient times. Sourced from the prestige bee farms globally, Honey Creme’s inclusion of raw honeycomb adds a variety of minerals, trace elements, amino acids, enzymes and other health giving properties into each serving of delectable soft serve.imageThese awesome soft serve must try has a fluffy, light velvety texture and creamy milky taste with slight salty undertones, unlike conventional ice creams which can be too creamy or artificially sweet and rich. I personally loved it so much that i had 2 cups in less than 15 min! *Mind you, i am genuinely quite crazy about this soft serve!*imageThey serve in both cups or cones with a variety of flavours for you to choose. If you haven’t already tried them.. do check them out at

Honey Crème Hartamas
Address: 20, Jalan 27/70A Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 KL
Monday to Thursday 12pm – 10pm
Friday to Sunday 12pm – 11pm
Open Daily

You can also Follow Honey Crème at:
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Celebrating Early Xmas with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® (CB&TL)

Christmas is just around the corner. The closer it gets the more i feel like a little girl. I love blings and sparkles lighting up during the festive seasons. The concept of gift exchanges and seeing happy smiles on peoples faces as they receive their gifts just brightens up my day. This year, i was overjoyed to be apart of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® (CB&TL) christmas launch.

imageBy the way, this is probably one of my favourite hang out spots. I live rather close to an outlet and being a Coffee lover.. Every now and then, i will have my morning *motherly* meetings with the group of my mother friends at CB&TL.

imageEvery year CB&TL will stretch that extra mile to create an exquisite beverage and desserts during various seasons. This year the Joy of Christmas with Holiday Specials by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® (CB&TL) has a divine twist to add that extra sparkle to the celebration. Welcoming the return of Toffee Nut Latte, Double Chocolate Peppermint Ice Blended and Red Velvet Hot Cocoa.

However, this year on the Christmas Surprise menu are German Stollen, Classic Christmas Log, Sugar n’ Chai Cheesecake and of course, the highlight of the menu: the marvellous Scottish-inspired Dundee Fruit Cake!

imageI couldn’t stop smiling upon seeing these awesome goodness laid in perfection for us! 🙂
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imageUpon attending the event, i was lucky enough to try all these wonderful delectables.

image“This season, more than any other, is a Season of Joy and CB&TL wants to celebrate it the best way we know how – by sharing the delicious signature taste of premium coffee and tea, mingled with traditional flavours of the Christmas season from various countries in Europe,” said Ms Fiona Rodrigues, Director of Marketing & Development at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Malaysia.

Developed by award-winning Chef Johnny Loh, the festive offerings are a mix of traditional desserts inspired by European classics.

imageDuring this eventful day, we had an amazing opportunity to be apart of an exclusive ginger dough-making workshop, Chef Johnny shared his expertise with several bloggers, guiding them through the steps for creating the perfect base from which to make gingerbread biscuits, a classic offering that’s also available on the festive menu.

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imageDoesn’t this look adorable. 🙂

The crew behind the scenes to make this day extra special are simply awesome!imageOnce again, thank you for having me apart of the special day. CB&TL had just made my christmas this year that extra bit more special. 🙂

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Yamaguchi Fish Market Grand Launch

As you already know, i love Japan and every little thing about it. This year alone, i had the privilege of visiting the country twice. It was all too sudden that when i was informed about the Launch of Yamaguchi Fish Market my heart skipped a beat in excitement. Upon receiving an invitaion to attend Yamaguchi Fish Market and the launch of Gekkeikan Sake in Malaysia i was literally in cloud 9.

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A little background :

Yamaguchi Fish Market is inspired by Karato and Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan. It is located at no. 16 Jalan Kampung Pandan where Black Market/Caffeiness/ Zebra SQ is located. The amazing varieties of seafood was indeed enticing to the palate. The tanks of Yamaguchi Fish Market is filled with fresh catches from seasonal fishes to uni and king crabs that guests can either opt to dine in and enjoy in a variety of delicious styles or purchase back home at wholesale prices.image

The night was filled with many guests from the Media as well as the VVIP’s. For the evening the guests of honor was the handsome Wu Chun an international celebrity.

There were also Mr. Masaaki Kasai – Senior Managing Director of Gekkeikan Sake, Japan and Wilson MC Lau – International Traveling Artist that were specially invited to attend the eventful evening as well.

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There were a variety of food being prepared for that evening as well as my favourite  which is the amazing one of a kind Sake filled with egg roes inside. DSC02065

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The variety of choices available at The Yamaguchi Fish Market is utmost exquisite.. Here are the updated menu list with price available and the top 10 recommended dishes which most definitely is worth trying.

I was truly thankful and bless as i had the opportunity to be apart of this event and even more grateful to have met some new friends as well as some long lost friends that night as well.

It was most certainly an awesome evening for everyone. Once again warmest congratulations on the launch of the Yamaguchi Fish market 🙂 IMG_1027

2015, Osaka Japan

Osaka is one of my favourite places to visit in Japan. The vibrant colours surrounding the tall buildings just brightens up my mood and the amazing smell of the street food just tantalises my tastebuds. After spending 3 days and 2 nights in Kyoto ( Click here to read it ), we (the family) were looking forward in exploring further in Osaka. 

In Osaka, there are a few things i personally love to explore. This trip unfortunately hubs and my little girl were not feeling that great so we had spent most of the trip indoors.. IMG_0324

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Hence, this means minimal sight seeing and most of our activities involves on indulgence on food and rest.

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We did walked a little on the first day along Dotonburi. The smell of grilled food along the walkway of Dotonburi was enough to keep my eyes peeled wide open. I just feel like eating everything i can see. It was superbly dangerous to my diet but definitely worth it! 

The aroma of these Grilled Scallop topped with garlic and butter caught us in a jiffy! It was Super YUMS!

We also had the famous Ichiran Ramen. I discovered it to be my sons favourite during my Tokyo trip. He practically can finish the whole adult bowl.
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The steps are very direct and clear on what we needed to do. And the eggs were simply like heaven~ IMG_0254

Needless to say, my daughter the egg lover ate 2 and wanted more! >.<IMG_0259

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Next, there were these charcoal grilled crabs.

IMG_0283These are simply to die for. The smell of the charcoal on the crabs were so authentic and the crabs were so sweet. I totally enjoyed it that hubs surprised me with them again the night before we were suppose to leave.

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*heartmelts*

Yakitori stalls are my favourite. Ever since i have been introduced to eating chicken bones (yes grilled chicken soft bones) i have been madly in love with them. Having to enjoy them in Osaka was a pure luxury as expected, it tasted so good!

Although not in tip top condition, we still did manage to have a good time together.

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Already, i can’t wait for the next trip! 😛

2015, Kyoto Japan

It was such a blessing to have been given an opportunity to visit the land of the rising sun again. It was the 2nd trip within a month apart and i left it to the very last minute to surprise the kids that this family trip isn’t just the four of us but with their favourite aunties and grandparents as well. IMG_0096

No doubt they were overjoyed with excitement!
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And so was i.. Family trips are just the best.. loads of bonding moments with love ones which we spend too little time with.

It was also a trip to surprise my beautiful sister in law’s birthday. Her endless smiles on the face was simply priceless when she saw us at the airport. IMG_0143

I’m so thankful to be bless with these beautiful people in my life.
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I have the best sister in laws in the world.. they helped babysit the kids almost throughout the whole trip.. even at night.. which means hubs and i get a chance to spend some alone time and check out the salsa scene in Kyoto.IMG_0155

The bar was a tad bit smaller than we expected but filled with passionate dancers who takes turn on the dance floor. IMG_0166

People there as usual were extremely friendly even to foreigners like ourselves.IMG_0159

So the hubs managed to steal a couple of dances as well..

Our visit in Kyoto was rather short but we did managed to squeeze some time to visit the beautiful Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama.

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A rather peaceful garden that brings us back to embracing the beauty of nature.

Do you like our family T-shirt? You can get yours at Sticking_Out I totally adore these T-shirts. Thank you so much @sticking_out

The view was simply breathtaking.. with hues of gold, green, yellow, pink and red..IMG_0220

Despite the beautiful scenic view and treasured bonding moments with everyone, we took our indulgence on food quite seriously during our 2 nights stay in Kyoto..

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After a good 3 days and 2 nights in Kyoto.. i gave up my total diet plan and enjoy every single second of my indulgence.

Next stop~ Osaka.

2015, Tokyo Japan Day 8 (10.10.15)

Happy 6th year anniversary to my dearest husband!

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It was the last day in Tokyo, Japan and the past 8 days has been nothing less but amazing (except day 6). Our plane home was in the late afternoon so we had a fair bit of time to burn before heading to the airport.

As usual, we headed out early in the morning to search for breakfast. My little girl had a burst of appetite. She suddenly decided to eat eat and eat continuously one after the other.
image image image image image image image image image image I had no complains at all.. even though was really shocked with her sudden burst of appetite. I totally love watching her eat..it’s a really really rare sight!

The husband and i enjoyed some freshly made onigiri as well.. his was a normal Sake with Ikura (salmon fish with salmon eggs) 
image imageMine was filled with Mentaiko. It was superb!!!

Soon after, we headed back to the hotel and grab our bags to head to the airport. The ride to the airport took us a good 40 mins.. so the little girl sat on daddy’s lap and took a nap. It was one of the most precious sight i have seen this trip. #fatherdaughterlove.
imageWhen we finally reached the airport, thats when it suddenly hit me.. this is it, we’re heading home to the horrendous weather thanks to the haze!

I was a little sad that the trip has finally come to an end. So, i asked the kids.. (“who wants to come back to Japan again?”) Their reaction was simply priceless.
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As we board our plane (we sat ANA Airlines) i was so grateful that their service was nothing less but polite and thoughtful all the way. They constantly checked on me and the kids. Provide us with bottles of water as well as juice. They even gave the kids cards to play. It really nice of them. They served the kids such adorable meals as well (without me requesting). There was certainly a huge difference in sitting a Japanese airlines compared to others. It was totally an eye opening experience.
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Can’t wait until the next visit to Japan again. *i heart Japan* 🙂

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*Side note to husband* – Thank you for being so wonderful in so many ways and this amazing 8 days trip! 🙂

2015, Tokyo Japan Day 7

The whole of Day 6 i was stuck in bed and most definitely i wasn’t going to let this food poisoning exploit my holiday away. I was feeling a tad bit better that i could keep my head up high without feeling the urge to run to the toilet or find the nearest plastic bag.

So, i got up and perked myself up with some makeup and decided to head out to the electronics town!

My daughter had the chance of wearing her new cloak out as well which daddy bought for her in DisneyLand the day before. She’s completely hooked with frozen fever, as you can already see.
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image Upon reaching Akihabara, we decided to bring the kids to have an experience at the Maid’s Cafe (a unique one of a kind cafe where you see ladies/girls dressed up as a maid/maiden and act cute in front of you)image

Momma’s little girl obviously found the place amusing. 🙂 image

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Photos of the maid/maiden were not allowed… but we did somehow accidentally managed to capture a few shots of them behind us. image

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Everything they served were cuteness overloaded. image

image Okay, maybe not this one in particular, but she (the maid/maiden) did try her best. 🙂

Before we left, to commemorate our trip to the Maid’s Cafe, the little ones had a photo taken with them.
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We then headed for a walk at the Asakusa Shrine as well as pay our yearly respect before we headed over for lunch. I had to be rather watchful over the things i eat as i was still under medication and recovery.

But how on earth can i resist thisssssss!!!

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The perfect tamago. image

The bowl of specially seasoned seafood batter with rice.

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So.. i told myself.. eat first, settle later (total glutton i know! ) >.<

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Being a little unwell, we decided to head back to Shinjuku a little earlier and explore the malls nearby before heading back to the hotel to rest.

We came across these premium yogurt which was AMAZING!!! image Although being unwell, this did not stop me from trying them. It was so good! We ended up buying a few tubs to keep in the fridge for dessert after dinner. 🙂

By dinner time, the husband suggested a wonderful place to try out walking distance from our hotel.. image

Like always, good food brings smiles across my face even with little appetite. 🙂
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imageNeedless to say, the food was amazing!

2015, Tokyo Japan Day 6

This is definitely one of the worst day among the whole trip in Japan. I am never in my life eating CoCo Ichiban again! Be it in Malaysia or Japan or any other countries.

I spent the night literally puking until i wanted to die. Every 15 minutes i had to either tilt my head towards the plastic bag or gag until something comes out in the toilet. It was so bad.

It was definitely the seafood i ate in CoCo Ichiban. Everyone else was fine, but me (THANK GOD FOR THAT COZ IF THE KIDS WERE AS SICK AS I WAS.. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ALOT WORSE).

The poor hubs even ran out to the pharmacy to get me some sort of medication at wee hours in the morning, hoping to give me some relief…but na da~ nothing works!

Once the sun was up, i was admitted to the nearest hospital and had to be on drip.

Food poisoning + gastronomy disorder. (I literally puked until i had gastric! )
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I felt incredibly ill that i was so thankful to my awesome husband that had settled both kids that morning and yet taken such good care of me the whole night.
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Needless to say, Day 6 wasn’t at all fun! After i was discharged from the hospital.. i was sent back to the hotel to rest.

And so i did.. i slept the whole Day 6 away!

imageI’m guessing not many people knew about this (not at all eventful day) as i did not post it up in my instagram. But don’t be too surprised, it can happen to anyone at anytime.

So i’ve learnt my lesson and i’m most certainly bringing medication to whatever trips that i’m going for in the future! YOU SHOULD TOO!!!

2015, Tokyo Japan Day 5

On Day 5, it’s the photobomb day!!!

A day at Disneyland! The kids were overjoyed when they heard that we were going to go Disneyland. It was my first time as well. 😛 Being all excited we headed off early in the morning. The skies were beautiful that morning unlike the horrible haze polluting Malaysia’s air and environment.

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I remember looking up at these smokey clouds feeling so blessed and thankful to be breathing clean air at that very moment. Never in my life will i ever take it for granted.

As we head towards The Kingdom of Fantasy, we bought some sandwiches for the kids.. which they love so much!
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I just love watching them eat.. 🙂 image The ride took us a good 30 mins before we finally arrived our destination. My boy was so excited that he smiled and laughed until we literally can’t see his eyes. HAHHAH.

We finally reached and it was time to take loads of photos!
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There were limited rides that my kids could ride on (due to height restrictions) but that was alright for us as we were there to mainly explore and be exposed to the fun surroundings!

I must say that surprisingly, even though the rides seems to have a long line all the time, however the wait for each ride wasn’t that bad at all. It took us a good 20 min wait only for each ride we had. Unlike our previous trip to HK Disneyland.. it was pure torture, one hour per ride. >.<

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Some rides were just a little too overwhelming for him..
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We also visited Cinderella and the kids had a geez of playing a particular character as well. 😛

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Snacks as usual is a must for us to recharge. We totally dig this!

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And ice cream as well.

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I was lucky enough to have my son drove me for the very first time in a car race.

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while daddy’s little girl drove him around and won the race. (sure win laa, she started driving before they blew the whistle).

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Did i mention the kids loves watching toy story? Being a toy story fan.. they insisted to take photo with *kiss kiss* as they called these alien looking creatures. image

By the time we were done, it was already almost dinner time so we headed back and decided on something fast, and easy.

Coco Ichiban. How can we go wrong with these ugly but delicious meal, right?image

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Once done feeding ourselves, we headed back feeling completely exhausted and in urge to recuperate for Day 6.

2015, Tokyo Japan Day 4

It was our 4th day traveling at this remarkable country and we decided to spend the day in Ueno sight seeing plus bring the kids to the zoo. How can we visit Tokyo and not visit the zoo in such perfect weather, right?
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We headed for breakfast nearby.. image

Oh yeah~ this sandwich was soooo good!

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We headed to Ueno Park once we finished up with breakfast.

It was only a couple of stations away, so we reached our destination really fast. Just outside the zoo, there were a man performing tricks and aecrobatics. It was rather remarkable and entertaining even though i can barely understand a single word of what he was saying.

The kids LOVED the performances. image

We then head on into the zoo. The kids were so excited! image
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They even have a section just for kids. A wide range of farm animals for kids to see, learn, and play with the animals. imageimageimage

After a good 3 hours, we finally finished walking the whole zoo.image

We then headed over to Ueno’s market in search for lunch. image

It’s a long street that consists of a variety of food, clothes, souvenirs, shoes and more. We simply couldn’t resist… so we just bought some snacks that was sold along the road to eat. imageimage

One of the uncle was so kind that he even offered my boy some biscuits as well. (japanese people are really so thoughtful and nice).

As we went further in, we stopped for some seafood. I was thinking to myself this amazing market sells everything! imageimageimage

We then had some panda buns and desserts. image

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Our walk along the market probably took us a good 2 hours. We then headed back to Shinjuku and headed for dinner.

It was our 2nd time this trip that we’re back having this amazing bowl of .. (yes it was that good that we got to eat it for the 2nd time!) imageimage

After that, we walked along the streets and malls of shinjuku and decided to stop by for some desserts. (By now, i’m sure you can guess i am rather a dessert person). imageimage

I guess, this little one got her mommy genes. 🙂

After that, it was time to head back home for some rest in preparation for our day 5 adventure!

Our day 4 passed by with such enlightening experiences, priceless faces on both of our children, and a full on colourful adventure that i would most certainly want to do again!