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

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Loccitane and Melvita exciting Xmas Launch 2015

Christmas is just around the corner and yesterday i received an enchanting early christmas present from two of my favourite luxurious beauty and body care company #loccitanemalaysia and #melvitamalaysia.

I am truly honoured to be invited to an extremely well planned event from the PR team and was given an exclusive insight on the launch of their latest Christmas Festive Season Collection.

The Pierre Herme Collection and Melvita’s New Nectar De Roses Range and The Exclusive L’OR BIO Extraordinary Oil.

The Pierre Herme Collection was formed by two unique talents Oliver Baussan and Pierre Herme infusing their expertise, one with passion for ingredients while another with passion for corsica and taste.

The collaborate of these two amazing talents has created a combination of temperamental scents and flavors of Rhubarb. Clove and Nutmeg. These soft subtle blends combines characteristics notes of Honey, Mandarin Orange and Immortelle. These beautiful creation are known today as Jasmine – Immortelle Neroli, Pamplemousse – Rhubarbe, and Miel Mandarine.

*here is my bff which I’m sure everybody already knows who she is.. Cheesie And Jasmine-Immortelle Neroli Edt*

Jasmine – Immortelle Neroli is luminous, Angelic and sensual.. a floral and feminine scent balancing white notes of gardens at dawn with key ingredients of immortelle essential oils from Corsica, Jasmine flower absolute, and Neroli Essence.

Pamplemousse Rhubarbe has a quivering accord that tantalises the nose and taste buds with a citrus fruit and rhubarb. The beautiful balance of note is sensual woody notes of cedar conjuring up sensation of mischievous grapefruit designed specifically for both men and women.

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Miel Mandarine is a blend of golden honey crystallised on a sun-drenched slice of Mandarin Orange. Also designed for both men and women with key ingredients of Mandarin Orange and Corsican Immortelle. Combined with balsamic facets of Benzoin and almond facets of tonic Absolute, it reveals all the depths of its honeyed heart.

This fantastic Xmas holiday collaboration will bring explosion of joys and flavors reminicing that magical childhood memorable moments when everything was beautiful, bright and full of light. It’s definitely #thegiftiwanttokeep A big thank you to #loccitanemalaysia

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Melvita, a leading french organic skin care brand has also created an exclusive range of new nectar de roses to celebate christmas this year 2015. These three unique organic wild roses bouquet was created with various unique roses : Rosa Mosqueta from South of Chile, Rosa Canina from Vergers and Rosa Gallica from Regions of Drome. Together these bouquet of fresh roses fills the air with a feminine and delicate fragrance.

With the Nectar de Roses range, Melvita offers a precious organic blend with a captivating scent that moisturises and revitalises even the thirstiest skin, from head to toe.

Another fantastic discovery i have uncovered from Melvita’s range are the organic oils. The one i have personally tested and love is L’OR BIO Extraordinary Oil. A unique synergy of 5 rare and precious oils, gathered from the four corners of the world, providing an extraordinary subtle scent, non oily yet deeply nourishing and conditioning with a protective film for both the skin and hair when used. Specially intwined with various oil such as Argan oil from Morocco, Kendi oil from Indonesia, Inca Inchi oil from Amazonia and Pracaxi oil from Amazonia. I totally love it! It would be available in the store on the 16th of November.. this is a MUST TRY!

Good news! Melvin Malaysia is now on Instagram! @melvitaofficial and their giving 3 lucky winners a chance to winL’Or Bio Extraordinary Oil 100ml. All you have to do is

  • Post pictures of your best Melvita product with #HolidayMelvita (Country) #melvitaMY #melvitamalaysia & with @melvitaoffical tag
  • Regram the picture

and you might be one of those 3 lucky winners! 🙂

AppleCrumby & Fish is on Halloween Sale

Today i had the privilege to attend a super awesome warehouse sale with my girlfriend @cheesie that i had just got to share!

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Located in Kota Damansara, Applecrumby & Fish holds a variety range of branded baby essentials and their all on SALE up to 60%!!! 

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As i entered the building.. this was one of the things that caught my attention.

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Pretty cool, right?

As i entered, there were so many toys, food, baby essentials that i really just wanted to just grab them all because their really worth the price!

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They even carry Bellamy Organic Milk! The closest formulated milk from Australia closes to breast milk. The milk powder that saved my life!
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The themed event was done with so much effort!

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Event details:
Date:30th – 31st October 2015
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M
Venue: Applecrumby & Fish Showroom
3, Lorong Teknologi C, Taman Sains Selangor 1, Kota Damansara, 47810, Petaling Jaya.

SO WAIT NO MORE… PLAN YOUR SATURDAY TO HEAD ON OVER… YOU STILL HAVE UNTIL TOMORROW TO GO GRAB THEM AWESOME GOODIES!!!

De Nail Addict

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Nail pampering sessions are one of my all time favorite luxury. It was recently that i had the privilege of trying out the services at a nail parlor called De Nail Addict. Three beautiful young like minded ladies got together creating and sharing their talents.

Needless to say, the place was spaciously comfortable and their services and skills as well.

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I was truly impress by the friendly manicurist named Yvonne, who patiently helped me go through the possible designs i could have for that day. 
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Needless to say, i fell in love with their popular design above the instant i saw it, but would prefer to have a bit of a tweak to it.

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It took me a while to decide but her professionalism and soft spoken character made me extremely comfortable.

After a good 15-20 min of consultation, we managed to decide on a design that i would like.

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This is me feeling all snuggly and comfortable while the manicurist and pedicurist continue on with the tough stuff of buffing, polishing and designing pretty designs on the nails.

 

 

 

 

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After a good 2 hours and a half, my nails for both hands and feet looked pretty and dazzling.

 

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To try out their services, feel free to make an appointment at the contact listed below :

De Nail Addict 57

Activo Plaza, B-F-13 BlockB,

Jalan PJU9/1 Damansara Avenue,

Bandar Sri Damansara

03-62637559

Opening hours

Tuesday- Saturday : 10:30am – 8pm

Sunday : 10:30am -7pm.

 

Capturing moments with DIY..

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Every mommy has a secret.

It’s a secret dream that we all hope to be the first to witness.

Those first precious moments we wish to capture within our hearts.

Making fond memories of motherhood.

Yet to console our soul for those *down moments* that we all have to go through.

Baby Y is growing so fast that i simply need time to catch my breath.

I remember there was a point in time {a couple months back} that i’d wish for her to grow up faster..

to learn new things.. to be able to communicate.. to be able to walk.. talk… to understand.

Now i wish i can seize the moment every once in a while.

What better way to capture the moment with a DIY project.

Today, i’d like to share with all an amazing DIY project that is fun, easy yet meaningful to make.

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Yup! Cool is totally an understatement!!!

I came across this amazing idea of making a soft photo cube for little Y.

You can put photo’s of yourself, relatives or even your baby.

{i think i’m probably going to make 2 or more of this.. one for Baby Y and one for myself with baby Y photos}

All thanks to wonderful In Between Laundry who came up with this brilliant idea.

Steps are so easily illustrated that you can even make it with your eyes closed {hahahha.. i’m totally exaggerating but you know what i mean}

Want more easy DIY fun ideas click here!

blog stalking fabulous finds

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I’ve been in touch with my creative side ever since i was a child and the creative hype intensifies when i was preggers. Now it seems to have intensifies x 5 {i’m not kidding}.

It was during my post-pregnancy that i discovered the wonders of stalking creative bloggers. I was {and still am} thrilled to find so many creative friends around the globe. It was a way for me to search for inspiration to grow {be more than just a mom and a wife… a.k.a do something better with my life}.

Today, because YOU clicked on my blog.. i want to share with YOU my top 3 inspirational favorite tutorials by talented and fabulous bloggers i love. These talented ladies totally inspire me in so many ways {simply more than words alone can describe}.

Don’t believe me? See below and you’ll know why!

Picture Blocks by The Idea Room

How adorable is that!!! .. and did i mention, it is totally easy to make! Seriously.. i can’t wait to try this one out! Works as a fantastic gift too for friends, parents or even grand parents {imagine those happy grins}. Check out their site for easy steps and more on other exciting tutorials.

Distressed Alphabet Art by Delia Creates at Happy Together

My eyes popped wide open when i saw this! I totally want to make this for Baby Y’s room {when she gets one}. It looks so unique with a stylish touch of its own. Something you can certainly not buy from any shops out there.

Singed Flower And Knee High Headband by Craftaholic Anonymus

Don’t you just find this so pretty? Another cutesy must make for Baby Y {the perks of having a baby girl}. Now this one seems a tad bit more complicated, but it is definitely a can do with the easy peasy given instructions.

Feeling inspired yet?

{link back into the comment section if you have any tutorial you would like to share or if you have attempted any of the tutorials given here}

Happy Crafting! 🙂

Goodbye Rambut Putih!

Argghhh~ rambut putih!!!!

What to do when you realize age is catching up and your hair is turning white?!?

I pulled out a total of 7 strands of white hair (probably there is alot more) while i was grooming myself early one day. Despite freaking out.. i know it is time to find the perfect dye!

I would have gone to the salon to do it usually, but with a baby it ain’t easy especially when it takes hours to get all glamour with the new colour.

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Therefore, i decided to DIY! I’ve heard both bad and good reviews about Liese and decided to give it a go!

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I chose dark chocolate (not so daring for bright colours la) unsure of what the outcome might turn out to be like.

My hair surprisingly has two tone before colouring it. Too much chemical adventure in the past i believe. >.<

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And so i got started.

The directions on the box was rather straight forward and soon i started to look like this.

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Banyak ‘funky’ when the foam lathers up.. not to mention the smell as well! eeeks*

Taa Daa…

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For starters, the colour wasn’t too light/bright. It was evenly distributed making my hair now to be all one tone. Down side, i find that it is seriously drying to the hair.. now my ends feels so frizzy! >.<

But on the brighter note… No More white hair! Tee hee hee*

*happies*

Working on The Body!

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Its been almost 4 months since birth and its time to do something about ‘the body’.

Watching Black Swan last night gave me goose bumps all over… leaving me awake till wee hours in the morning thanks to the *mind effing* suspense!

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However, no doubt you have to give it to Natalie Portman for obtaining such success in her acting as well as her beautifully gained dancers body in a short period for this particular movie.

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Being all inspired, i can’t help but to feed my curiosity on how she achieved her newly found defined body.. therefore i began my research.

“The Black Swan Diets” are popping up everywhere on the web and most center around low calorie diets and hours of ballet practice. The question is – if you want to look like ballet dancer (i know i would) –  is doing hours of ballet dancing the most efficient way to do so? What if you can’t dance ballet for nuts?

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To obtain “The Body’” Portman spent over a year getting up to speed as a ballet dancer. She had a personal trainer Mary Helen Bowers. Unlike some actors, She did have previous experience as she danced from ages 4 to 12 but this was not nearly enough experience to make her look like a credible professional dancer on screen. Essentially, Natalie had to be put in “ballet bootcamp.” Practice sessions ranged from a few hours a day up to 6-8 hrs per day (on top of cross training, shooting , rehearsing, and other time commitments.) On top of daily ballet training, she would also cross train in the evenings frequently swimming 1 mile to increase her endurance and to lengthen her upper body. Check out Ballet Beautiful of Mary Helen Bowers.

Despite training all day, she needed to stick to a very low calorie diet to take her body down to a typical ballet dancer’s weight – and then go even lower (to accurately portray the unstable mental state of her character) as her visible chest bones demonstrate. For her, this low calorie diet ranged around 1200 calories per day (and yes, it was vegan but it should be noted the actress was already eating a vegan diet and this change was NOT made to somehow supercharge her weight loss. Losing weight on a vegan diet is not necessarily easier) Total weight loss estimated to be 20 pounds – from a previously thin-to-normal weight range (Natalie was probably never heavier than 107lbs on her 5ft 3in frame.)

So What Happens When a Regular Woman Tries the Black Swan Diet?

Here’s an interesting article in NYPost about a journalist who creates her own self-styled “Black Swan diet” a month out from her wedding.

The author essentially did the following:

  • Ate a 1200 calorie per day diet (vegetarian to match the author’s existing eating habits)
  • 2-3 hour long ballet classes per week
  • 2 strength training sessions per week with a personal trainer
  • 20-30min swimming or steady cardio workouts each day

Time spent exercising per day – 1.5hrs.

Average meal calorie size – under 300

Are you inspired yet? I sure am! 🙂

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The Keys to Building Your Own Ballet Body

Looking like a dancer does not mean you need to live or train like a dancer. Most dancers keep a very low body fat level (and small musculature) through lack of eating, genetics, and dancing/practicing 10-12hrs per day. When you really look at a dancer’s body – what sets them apart is not their low body fat levels or light/balanced musculature but rather the posture and grace with which a ballet dancer stands and moves. Ballet dancers have very long necks and open chests (no forward head posture or rolled forward shoulders from hours working at a computer), stand up very straight, and move with a higher center of balance. Ballet dancers also have great butts, its true, from all of the plies, kicks, and leg elevations.

Get Long and Lean

The easiest way to do this is through diet. Cutting calories to lose excess body fat. Until the fat sitting on top of your muscles is reduced, you will not have a long or lean look.

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Watch your portion sizes and intake of calorie dense foods (like bread, pasta, sugar, juice, soda, oil, nuts, etc.)

Aim to fill half your plate with leafy greens and fiberous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower.

Choose lean proteins like chicken breast (no skin), extra lean ground beef, turkey, and fish.

The Workout

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Every good workout begins with mat work! Ballet Beautiful founder Mary Helen Bowers shares a few of her favorite exercises from her new video series, debuting online.

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“Stretching before and after every workout keeps muscles supple and helps elongate the lines of a ballerina’s limbs,” says Bowers. “Begin by lying on your back and bringing your leg above you, pulling the ankle gently toward your head. Work toward stretching your knee all the way straight over time. Change legs.”

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Be Ab-Fab :
“For a ballerina, the center of balance is everything—creating a strong center of balance begins with building strong abdominal muscles,” says Bowers. “Lie on your back with your knees slightly bent and the arms open wide in second position. Lift the body up, contracting the abs as you close the arms to first position—a wide yet graceful circle with the hands—just above the abdomen. Pull the stomach in, closing and opening the arms as you lift up and lower. Repeat 30 times.”

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Firm Your Behind
According to Bowers, ballerinas are known for their “tight, toned butts!” To work on your derrière, begin on your hands and knees and make sure you have plenty of cushion underneath. “Bring one knee into your chest and then extend the leg straight back, into arabesque,” says Bowers. “Stretch the knee all the way and be sure to pull in through your stomach. Repeat 30 times, then change legs.”

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Tone Those Arms!
Ballerinas are known for their elegant posture and strong yet graceful upper bodies. “Sitting down on the mat, extend your legs out straight and place your hands just behind your hips, with the fingers facing the outer edge of the mat,” says Bowers. “Lift your hips off the mat as you stretch the elbows, keeping your chest open and your neck long. Pull your stomach in tight and then bend the elbows slightly. Repeat this 30 times.”

Also ballet inspired workout, check out the following:

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ahhh enough said~ Lets stop dreaming and start building ‘The Perfect Body’ together-gether! 🙂

The Tngster is blogging!

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Yup! She is my daughter! She’s gradually looking more and more like me! 🙂

It’s one of those nights again where my eyes are peeled open no matter how much my body feels otherwise. I look to my right and I see my lil yuna snoozing away while the husband is sleeping on the floor in the other room (reason why the importance of a king size bed). *poor him*

Therefore, I decided to be a good wife and write a lil something about my darlin husband’s latest discovery..

Recently, the husband started out blogging. All perked up with excitement his new found passion seems to be give him that glow whenever I look into his eyes…

See properly… I’m not kidding wan!

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With his great sense of humor and humble character… Even my princess kicks in excitement when i read her daddys blog post to her. Okay.. it’s not a lot of posts.. but it’s still very fun to read. 😉

Don’t believe me? See it for yourself!

You can Check out his blog at http://tngster.wordpress.com and follow him on twitter at @tngster.