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A Shucking Good Time

How does a Saturday evening of wine and oyster sound? If it sounds good to you, then check out "A Shucking Good Time" with the folks at Boozeat. Slurp in fresh live 4" U.S oysters and great wine. Happening this Saturday 2nd July 2016 at Brussels Galerie @ Nexus Bangsar South from 5pm to 8pm.

Botani Putrajaya Endurance Run #Putra24

#Putra24 is my first 24 hours endurance race. A last minute entry as I never planned to participate in this even though I knew about it as Lina was a race director for #Ungu55, one of the races under Botani Putrajaya Endurance Run 2016. THANX to Malaysian Ultra Runners Association, I was given a bib to run in this race.

deButchery Whisky & Wine Lounge

deButchery Whisky & Wine Lounge is not too new but certainly pretty popular in the Publika for happy hours and dinner. Popped by for dinner with C and the hubster on a weekday night night. Cozy lights, comfortable sitting and a pretty central location which probably explains a rather good crowd.

Hong Kong Hot Pot Restaurant @ Bangsar 香港热锅

I am a soupy kind of person. So anything that has soup pretty much works for me including hot pots and steamboat. Dinner and catch up with friends over steaming hot pot with a hearty soup, fresh ingredients is absolutely perfect especially on rainy days! And that was my first experience at Hong Kong Hot Pot Restaurant 香港热锅 in Bangsar with the hubster and some pals.

Recipe: Barley Tongsui


One of the more commonly cooked dessert / tongsui in our household more often than not is barley. It can be a simple barley drink unsweetened which the Chinese believe cools down our body and also helps to ease water retention. The sweetened version is something that we reserve for the weekends except for last night. A few ways of preparing them and here's a recap with recipe.

AirAsia FREE Seats on Monday 13 June 2016


AirAsia has announced it is FREE seats time again. Lock in your calendar and glue yourself to the computer / mobile screen on Monday 13 June 2016 at 00:00 GMT+8. And you might want to check your emails in case you have a 24 hour priority access.

Cholesterol Management and Prevention with Nestlé Omega Plus® Milk With Oats

I am one of those who don’t believe in skipping meals. Meals are fuel for the body. No matter how busy, I will still make time to eat or drink something. A new addition to my larder the last few weeks is Nestlé Omega Plus® Milk With Oats.

3 Days Detox with LifeJuice Co


I decided on a 3 days detox with LifeJuice in the month of May. A delicious one that worked pretty well for me and certainly did nothing to ruin my 3 days except for missing out on a few slices of yummy birthday cakes.

Random Dumpling

#RandomLove #RandomKindness. These were the 2 thoughts that came to mind this morning when I was given a dumpling by a 'stranger'. 

I was having my vegan brekkie at the temple canteen this morning when one of the aunties asked me if I have eaten any dumplings yet. I replied no. Then she handed me a piping hot dumpling that she bought from the temple and insisted that I accept it. I offered to pay her back but she declined.  Her reply was that I was a joy to watch when I ate at the temple!

While I recognised her since I ate there pretty frequently and she often remarked that I chose back the same dishes,  I didn't know I was being watched or for that matter was a joy to watch when I ate. Thank you Aunty for this very yummy Nyonya vegan bachang. Thank you for putting a smile to my face with your random act!

Happy Dumpling Day everyone! Enjoy your bachang but do not over indulge!

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AXN Amazing Race Asia: Season 5 Audition

It all started with a friend tagging me for the recent audition of AXN Amazing Race Asia: Season 5. Sounded fun but I needed a partner for this very popular adventure reality series. While the hubster would make a darn good partner, it will be difficult for us to dump our work and furkids at the same time for a prolonged period. Was thinking of who could drive legally (I never ever had a driving license), someone sporting and someone I could talk to for hours. And the most perfect pal I could think of was Keat - codename Kid or Crazy.

Royal Raya with Kenny Rogers Roasters

Kenny Rogers ROASTERS whips out a delicious menu for Ramadan. Available for dine-in and takeaway, the options are hearty and healthy. Featuring favourites of Kenny’s Quarter Chicken topped with classic mushroom gravy, salad and of course Kenny’s Home-made Muffin!

One Night Only with Chef Carlos Montobbio

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, Mezze Bistro is set to thrill diners with Chef Carlos Montobbio from ESQUINA Singapore. Helming the Mezze kitchen with Resident Head Chef, Yves Pierre Renou - together they will showcase a night of small plates with big flavours distinctively true to Chef Montobbio’s Spanish and Asian-inspired tapas style. Lock in your calendar for Tuesday 7th June 2016.

Zespri SunGold KiwiFest 2016

Sundays are my favourite run days. Last Sunday was a tad different because I ran and ended my run at Zespri SunGold KiwiFest in Desa Park City. Bright and early at 830am, the park was filled with bright, chirpy and sunny people. All gathered for a glorious Sunday morning spent outdoors with fresh air and loads of fun for both old and young.

While the event was scheduled to start at 830am, most participants came even before 8am. I reckon everyone was excited. Of course many came early to book their spot in the park so that they could enjoy the workouts comfortably.

The morning kick starts with DJ Irama spinning to get everyone on their feet. A good warm up indeed. GTXperiment came on stage too to keep the momentum going. If I must say, it was a such an energetic and fun morning that many were reluctant to go home. 
DJ Irama
GTXperiment

2 workouts were lined up for the morning. Jojo Struys lead participants through yoga. I was in queue to cycle to make my own smoothie but that did not stop me from following some of movements from where I was standing. 
Obviously no one minded the sun and totally enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating session led by Jojo.

For many, the highlight of the event was perhaps Cassey Ho of Blogilates who flew in from the US to conduct popilates. A fun upbeat, dance Pilates session...Popilates as she calls it. No wonder she has over 3 million subscribers on YouTube. 

The young ones had their share of fun too. Loads of activities included colouring, Leelapass, Giant Twister, Zorb Ball and Kiwi Dart Board.
Giant Twister
Such a large area to colour...where do I colour next?
Zorb Ball

And since it was a Zespri SunGold event, of course there was loads of yummy Zespri. From spinning to make our own smoothie to a delicious kiwifruit inspired breakfast. My favourite was of course Lifejuice's cold pressed juice that came in really handy after my 29km run earlier on. Another of my fave was obviously spinning to make our own smoothies. I wished that people were lazier to spin so that I could spin longer but guess everyone was eager to workout to make their own noms...a good thing in a way.
It is easy to include Zespri kiwifruits into your daily diet. They can be eaten on its own or added to your meal as a salad, salsa for meats or even as a key ingredient for dessert.
Cold fresh juice by Lifejuice to hydrate and nourish from within.
Spinning to make my own Zespri SunGold smoothie
Zespri SunGold smoothie that tasted extra good because I had to spin to churn it out.
Good cross training for me too!

Certainly looking forward to another Zespri SunGold Kiwifest! For more information:

Full set of pictures in the album Zespri SunGold Kiwifest.

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Airport Construction Fee for Hong Kong International Airport

Not good news for those buying their air tickets for Hong Kong. The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) today announced that the airport construction fee (ACF) will be collected on air tickets issued on or after 1 August 2016. 

Airlines will collect the ACF from departing passengers, including origin-destination and transit/transfer, at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) when air tickets are issued. Tickets issued before 1 August 2016 will not incur the ACF.