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Okonomi - Create Your Own Sushi

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The husbter and I both love sushi to a large extent. What holds us back is often the choice of ingredients thats rolled into each sushi. Life is good now that we discovered Okonomi where diners can opt for tried and tested sushi recipes or choose the ingredients for their very own sushi.

Our maiden visit to Okonomi proved that either way, diners are guaranteed to have lots of choices and options. The menu is varied and there's something for everyone from light bites, salads, sushi, hot dishes and dessert. Its also value for money with the huge portions for sushi.

Kirin Yokohama Beer Village

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travel, Kirin Ichiban, Kirin Yokohama Beer Village, Alcohol Fun, Yokohama, Japan, Spring Valley
Crisp, rich and flavourful is my definition of a lovely cold glass of Kirin beer. Beautiful and an eye opener is how I would describe my visit to the Kirin Yokohama Beer Village in Japan. And if you love Japanese beer, then a visit to Yokohama is a definite must since Yokohama is the birth place of Japanese beer.

Because I am Blur...

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coffee, latte, Piccolo Latte, Foodie Trail, Fuzio Coffee House, piccolo latte, www.offpeak.my, running, klcc, running routes, parkroyal service suites, dogs, west highland terrier, shihtzu,
My utter blurness coupled with my bad sleep pattern is seriously messing up my schedule (and maybe thoughts). THANX to my blurness, I had fun running (after  6 days break) on a semi new route with Cleo.

Woke up at midnight and decided that I wanted to run the Four Hills and Three Towers Route with the Mere Mortals instead of my usual Saturday route. Its my fault that I saw Rob's invite but misread the date. At 12:05am, I thought I was still on Friday and the event "tomorrow" happily registered in my mind as Saturday instead of Sunday. Happily messaged Cleo and hahaha, the poor girl got dragged into my blurness.

Super Happy Thursday

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ice cream, others, travel, France, Toulouse, AirAsia X, Xcintillating PhoeniX, Ambank, #LifeGetsFun, GoPro HERO 4,
I am now penning this post with still a silly smile pasted on my face. Rather good tech reasons to be happy though I am not much of a tech person. First I can now use WhatsApp on my Chrome browser ...nope its not the android emulator that was available for some time. Second reason for that smile is because I won a GoPro HERO 4 camera!

Press Room Bistro @ Pavilion KL

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I love my meals and I think I love my breakfast best. I don't quite remember skipping any breakfast since I was a child except for medical test days because they wanted us to fast! Some like their breakfast light. Some light it heavy and I love to have my breakfast like a Queen. One of my favourite spots to breakfast like a Queen is The Press Room Bistro in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

Comma Cafe

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What do you look for in a café? My criteria would be good coffee, good food, friendly folks and a cozy ambience. Pretty much in that order too. A recent gem that we found in Shah Alam is Comma Café which is also another fabulous Offpeak partner offering discounts for reservations made via www.offpeak.my.

MPIB 2015: Review

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MPIB2015, running, padang merbuk,
Sunday 11th January 2015 turned out to be an awesome Sunday. It was my return to MPIB having ran my first in 2013. For the hubster, he ran his first official run for 2015 and I must say he did a good job too.

Pampas Reserve Grill & Bar

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www.offpeak.my, Pampas Reserve Grill & Bar, steak, coffee, Foodie Trail, crab cake
I love the idea of exploring quiet gems in Kuala Lumpur city centre for a good meal after work. It's no surprise that after a crazy day at work, a nice and quiet sit down dinner is good for the soul.  A new dining gem for us these days will be Pampas Reserve Grill & Bar nestled in Bukit Ceylon. Surrounded by lush greenery away from the hustle and bustle of the city even though its merely 100m from Jalan Raja Chulan, it's the perfect spot for some quiet dining both lunch and dinner.

#GiveALittle While Running

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I love to run. Its not just a healthy hobby but given the right opportunity, its a good way of contributing to society. A few ways to get about #GiveALittle but wholeheartedly.

I am not talking about merely signing up for a run with proceeds going to charity since some runs only donates the nett proceeds to the said charity. What I seek is something wholesome whereby all collections are given to the nominated charity. 

Fuzio Coffee House

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The name Fuzio is not new in town but Fuzio Coffee House is a relatively new kid in town. Folks in down town Kuala Lumpur, can now look forward to good coffee, good coffee and definitely a decent price to the whole works. Swing by for your breakfast or even lunch and I must say that the set lunches is definitely more than value for money.

My first visit to Fuzio Coffee House was technically for breakfast though my timing was approximately brunch time. Its a nice cozy place and with a nice selection of music that never fails to have me ether humming along or simply just chill and relax with my cup(s) of coffee. The beans used are roasted by Sprezzatura Coffee - famed for their small batch roastings and blends.
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I start off with an Espresso RM6. A good espresso makes me a happy girl. The blend of El Salvador, Cerrado Savanna and Rwanda coffee beans results in a light, slightly sweet and nutty cup of joy. Good on its own and fun with a piece of cookie that Henny baked personally.
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A good glass of Piccolo Latte RM10. A good one and reminds me of my good Piccolo times in Australia - a ristretto with milk rather than an espresso with milk. Its not the size of the glass as some may argue. Chat Henny up when he is free and you will love a coffee talk with him.
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Flat white RM10 for the hubster. The folks at Fuzio Cofee House certainly know the difference between a flat white and a latte.  The former is stronger because its less milk used (since the cup is smaller but the amount of coffee is the same as a latte i.e. 30ml). Drinking a flat white is also a smoother experience because of the microfoam but its not supposed to be milky like a latte feel.  

Fuzio Coffee House is opened for brekkie at 8am. So early birds in city centre can check this out before work. Alternatively, this place has a good ala carte menu and one of the better lunch set menus in town for only RM14.90 including a cup of black coffee or tea. And if you want other coffees e.g. latte etc, you just top up RM4.

The Big Breakfast RM24.90 lives up to its name as a big breakfast. Scramble eggs on a muffin, beef bacon, chicken sausage, turkey ham, hashbrown, salad and sauteed mushroom. The mushrooms are served in a parcel of its own.
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The parcel of mushrooms is absolutely delicious. Earthy, juicy and because the juice are still intact in the package, you might end up looking for bread or muffin to soak up the goodness. Maybe Fuzio Coffee House can have an option of more bread to go with the mushrooms?
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Since I am training a tad more these days, I appreciate having more carb in my meal to fuel my body. The Grilled Salmon with Pasta is highly recommended. A moist and perfectly grilled (generous) piece of fresh salmon to go with the aglio olio style spaghetti. Nice and spicy as per my request and for RM14.90 which includes a cup of black coffee or tea, this has to be one of the best set meals I have had for a long time. Clean eating and its absolutely delicious!
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I tried hard to resist the idea of breaded meats but Henny succeeded in convincing me that I will not regret ordering the Chicken Parmigiana from their set menu. Lightly breaded chicken...I stress on the word "lightly". Baked and topped with cheese and served on a generous bed of comforting house made tomato sauce. Its a pretty dish and trust me, it tasted even better
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More coffee after our lunch. Coffee because I was going into a food coma. Coffee because I could not resist another coffee after noting that another table was enjoying their Shakerato. Option of original or Lychee RM10. I opt for the Original Shakerato RM8 since I am not much into flavoured syrups. Nice cold and slightly sweetened espresso shake. Perfect drink to end the  meal and also to combat the post lunch sunny skies.
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Of course a meal is not complete without dessert. I needed something that was more calorie efficient so the Tofu Cake was the perfect solution. Rich, dense and definitely not overly sweet, its a good match to go with my Shakerato. In fact this cake is top on my list for my recovery meal when I am running around their neighbourhood.
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Fuzio Coffee House is also an Offpeak Partner. Make your reservations online and enjoy your 20% discount off the ala carte menu for food and drinks! Yippee to extra cups of coffee!

Fuzio Coffee House
29 Jalan Berangan
50200 Kuala Lumpur
T: +6017 314 4088
www.facebook.com/fuziocoffeehouse

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### I am not a coffee snob but I appreciate a good cup of coffee and Fuzio Coffee House is definitely doing a good job rather than some places and barista who have the cheek to say that a Piccolo Latte is a small latte and that a flat white is the same as a latte but in a different vessel! 


Adopt-A-Panda Charity Project

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I dread visits to hospitals as a general rule. However a recent visit was perhaps one that I gladly volunteered to visit and I left the hospital a happy person. It was a wet and kinda dready weather when I arrived at Institut Jantung Negara for Silka Hotels Adopt-A-Panda Charity Project.