13 April 2015

Cha Tra Mue (Number One Brand Since 1945)

Original Thai Tea Since 1945 / Cha Tra Mue / Number One Brand Since 1945 or what ever they called it.. 

All I know is I'm so excited when I google bout this brand to show to my husband, bout the best ice tea I ever had.. and found a link saying that Cha Tra Mue is already in Malaysiaaa! Sayy whattttt? 

So ape lagi, we went hunting for it lah! 

The location is at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya. The kiosk is near the ice skating rink, next to Nelson's and Just Pie. 





So here is the menu. My favourite is Cha Yen. The large size cost only RM5.50. If not mistaken in Bangkok around 30 bhat. When I was in Koh Samui I managed to drink cha yen once at Faria Halal Restaurant and the taste was freakingggg awesome. Same like the one in Bangkok. But here in Malaysia, hmm not so kawww. The mixture just not right, macam ada kurang sumthing. But its not a big deal. Maybe next time getting better kot.


We ordered cha yen, thai milk green tea and dry tomyam noodle. The thai milk green tea also nice minus the scent. I cannot drink that sebab ada bau tu and I hate that scent. The scent is not bad actually, but I just cannoottt smell it. Haha. The dry noodle is nice, tomyam kaww!! I think it worth my RM5. :)





xx

09 April 2015

Trip to Koh Tao & Koh Samui (Part 1)


Hello!

After a year baru nak bertrip-trip. Last year x leh buat trip sebab kena saving nak kawen! Lepas kawen pon sama jugak, nak kena saving for future. Dah banyak kali ajak husband pergi somewhere tapi masing-masing malas nak check tiket and plan trip. Then our friend ada text me and kami duk sembang pasal future trip lah. I told my friend I xde plan sangat, kalau ada pon maybe trip dalam negara je. My friend plak tengah plan nak g Koh Phangan and I pon sebok la cakap nak joinnn! Bila tanya husband, kali ni dia okay utk g jalan-jalan so sampai la kami ke Koh Tao and Koh Samui. Yes, plan asalnya nak ke Koh Phangan tapi memandangkan full moon party yang bakal berlansung tu kami tukar ke Koh Samui and Koh Tao. 

Kalau tak silap, tiket ke Surat Thani kami beli around end of February. Ada masa sebulan nak buat research pasal hotel, activities and transport. Actually rasa nak cancel je trip ni sebab malas nak berada dalam perjalanan dalam tempoh yang lama. Tapi sebab dah beli tiket flight terpaksa la jugak redah. 

Nak tau kena I cakap perjalanan dalam tempoh yang lama? 

KL - Surat Thani : 1 hour 30 minutes (flight delay to 12pm, patutnya 10:30am)
Surat Thani Airport - Donsak Pier : 1 jam -+ (naik bus 1:45pm and arrived at the pier at 3pm)
Waiting for ferry to arrive at 4pm via Lomprayah ferry company. 
Donsak Pier - Koh Tao : supposed to arrive at 7pm but sampai at 8pm lebih.

Dapat rasa semua jenis transport la pendek kata.. 

*Kalau sampai airport Surat Thani better terus solat sebab kat Donsak pier memang xde tempat sesuai plus anjing duk berkeliaran sana sini. Or boleh solat dalam ferry. Biasanya ferry akan full during peak season so pandai-pandai je la nanti cari ruang. 


Okay, sampai je kat airport setelkan hal kastam, amik beg, imigresen then terus keluar cari kaunter ferry. Ada satu kaunter paling dekat dengan pintu International Arrival, on the right side (refer below picture) jual tiket bus + ferry to your destination. Kaunter ni xde la pulak tulis nama company ferry so kami cari la kaunter ferry lain. Our aim was Seatran sebab masa baca review ramai cakap Seatran ikot schedule. And Lomprayah agak tidak menepati masa. Ye lah, risau jugak kang ferry delay, bila pulak nak sampai pulaunya. Jalan punya jalan terjumpa la kaunter ferry Seatran tapi malangnya ferry dorang yang pukul 4 dah sold out! Panik sekejap! Dalam masa duk kehulu hilir tu kami disapa oleh mat saleh yang jaga salah satu kaunter tourism nearby kaunter Seatran. Mat saleh tu cakap nak tolong tanya kan ferry Lomprayah. Dia call member dia and member dia cakap ada 5 seat lagi kosong. Bertambah la cuak sebab dia cakap lagi, next ferry waktu malam and sampai pulau esok pagi! Memang tak mungkin la kannn nak tido dalam ferry. Bilik dah bayar sia-sia je. Pastu mat saleh tu tunjuk suh g beli tiket kat satu kaunter ni, terletak paling kanan hujung dunia airport sana. Harga display dia untuk bus and ferry (one way) ke Koh Tao ialah 950 bhat. I mintak kurang dia tak nak bagi! Haha. Pastu I told my group yang kaunter first tadi tu jual 900 bhat je. So kami kembali la ke sana dengan hati berdebar-debar takot tiket sold out. 

Alhamdulillah tiket ada lagi and nak tak nak kena jugak naik ferry Lomprayah sebab tu je yang available dalam masa terdekat. Alhamdulillah jugak ferry tak delay. Rasanya ferry full sebab ramai rakyat-rakyat nak ke Koh Phangan untuk full moon partaayyy on 5th April. Ferry-ferry ni memang akan stop kat Koh Samui dulu then Koh Phangan and lastly baru Koh Tao. Lepas Koh Phangan tu seat dah banyak kosong. Boleh kalau nak kuak lentang skali. Ya Allah, boring nya duduk dalam ferry lama gilaaa, ada gak rasa nak berenang je ke pulau. Agent kaunter tu cakap naik catamaran/speedboat, I imagine la speedboat yang betol-betol punya speedboat tu. Skali speedboat dorang macam ferry jugak tapi version laju sikit je la. Gunakan la waktu perjalanan tu untuk tido sepuas-puasnya macam kitaorang ni. Recharge energy untuk guna bila sampai kat pulau.

Oh, pasal ferry plak, boleh pilih nak duduk tingkat bawah (aircond) or belah atas (open air). Kami pilih duduk belah bawah sbb nak tido kan. Barula selesa sikit. Dalam ferry ni ada kaunter jual makanan and minuman. Boleh la kalau nak alas perut dengan choco bar mcm snickers, mars and air. Sandwich pon ada jual, tu pon kalau lalu la nak makan. Hihi. Ferry sangat selesa tapi kalau dah lama sangat pon jadi x selesa sangat lah. Lepas ferry turunkan rakyat-rakyat yang nak ke Koh Phangan tu, I saje naik tingkat atas nak usha keadaan. Feeling-feeling titanic kejap bila angin kena muka, kadang2 kena simbah gak ngn ayaq laut. Dapat la sekilo garam kat muka ni.


Bila ferry dah slow down nak sampai jetty Koh Tao, rasa tersangat lah excited! Terus amik beg and beratur untuk keluar dari ferry ikot orang ramai. Kat luar tu ramai la abang-abang teksi tunggu offer nak hantar ke hotel. Punya la berlagak sebab masa google hotel tempat kitaorng nak stay tu cakap dekat dengan jetty, so kami decided utk jalan kaki je. Kami lalu depan stall pancake, ada nampak tulis halal kat stall ni. Perut dah bunyi-bunyi tapi ramai plak yang tengah beratur kat situ. Malas nak tunggu sebab time-time penat mcm tu nampak katil je. Haha. Kami ada stop dekat satu kedai ni tanya direction ke hotel, dia suggest kami amik teksi sebab agak jauh dia kata and kena lalu jalan berbukit. Kami tanya dia harga teksi and dia cakap around 300bhat per person. Mahalnya! So berjalan la kami dengan confidentnya, dah la gelap gelita kat certain road tu, berbukit-bukit xyah cakap la curamnya, siap sesat masuk hotel orang lain lagi tapi nasib baik pekerja dia baik sangat and bagi kami shortcut lalu hotel dia. Pekerja hotel tu cakap dalam 10 minit perjalanan. Dah lebih dari 10 minit tapi tak jumpa-jumpa jugak hotel, I dah cuak sebab banyak anjing berkeliaran. Dah bising-bising kat husband nak sewa motor. Lol! Nampak balai polis then tanya lagi lokasi hotel kami, abang polis tu cakap another 2 minit. Gulp! Nampak anjing besaq bak hanggggg tengah tido depan kedai or hotel. Nasib baik tengah tido, kalau tak confirm I yg tido kat balai polis tu.


Akhirnya sampai la kat hotel yang kami book, nama In Touch Resort. Kami pilih hotel ni sebab baca review yang hotel ni best. Berbaloi la dengan bayarannya iaitu RM100 per night, bilik xde aircond. Kat Koh Tao ni mostly yang ada aircond agak mahal. Kalau tak silap RM150 above. My husband and I bukan penggemar aircond so kami ok je dengan bilik kipas. 

Ni la bilik kami, sexy kan? Haha. Banyak benor cerminnya. Nasib baik langsir tebal! Basic things je ada kat dalam bilik contohnya towel, air mineral, syampoo, sabun, kit berus gigi and ubat gigi, shower cap and hot shower yang x berapa hot. Keluasan bilik, ok laa.. Just nice untuk dua orang. My friend punya bilik ada toilet yang sangat besar siap boleh main kejar-kejar lagi. Our toilet, standard size je. Maybe each room ada design lain-lain kot. Lepas site visit kat bilik my friend tu, I ternampak cicak besarrrrrr gila kat dinding bilik dorang and ada mengeluarkan bunyi pelik. I tanya pekerja hotel ape nama binatang itew.. Dia cakap gecko! Or tokek my husband said. So malam tu kami tido ditemani bunyi gecko lah. Oh, nyamuk kat hotel ni xyah cakap la, banyak gila and 10 kali ganda besar dari nyamuk biasa. Sebab tu dorang pasang jaring nyamuk kat tingkap and tempat yang ada lubang pon dicover dengan jaring nyamuk ni. Just jangan  berangan nak bukak pintu and tingkap bilik seluas-luasnya kalau x nak darah kering kena hisap ngn encik nyamuk hutan!







Above pic : ni jalan depan hotel kami, kecik je. Ramai mat saleh merempit kat sini. Cuak jugak sebab dorang ni ada je yang baru first timer bawak moto. Kang tak pasal-pasal kena langgar dengan dorang. Seberang jalan menghadap hotel tu ada restoren. Cantik sangat deco nya and very santai tapi malangnya makanan tak halal! Nak minum je boleh laa kot.. 

Lepas mandi manda tukar baju semua kami keluar usha keadaan sekitar dengan harapan jumpa kedai makan halal. Ya Allah, banyak nya kedai seafood. Telan air liur je jawapnya sepanjang jalan tu. Boleh je kan makan seafood tapi we olls tak lalu sangat nak makan. Hihi! Depan kedai dorang mesti akan ada anjing tapi mostly tengah tido. Boleh la I berjalan-jalan dengan tenang, tapi dah bg tau husband awal-awal I nak balik hotel before anjing-anjing tu bangun. I rasa bila kedai dah tutup anjing tu bangun la jadi pak guard. Oh ye, I ada nampak one of my friend makan banana crepe nutella tu, then waktu jalan-jalan tu dia tunjuk la satu stall yg jual benda crepe tu. Sambil tangan seluk beg nak amik duit I usha la menu crepe tu.. Tiba-tiba ternampak "... pork sausage with chilli..", terus simpan balik wallet and sambung jalan masuk 7E sebelah. I told my friend bout that and dia cakap eh yeeee keeeeee? Haha! Confirm dia tak perasan, nak buat mcm mana kan.. Crepe dah selamat dalam perut.

Oh ye, kat Koh Tao ni xde kedai makan halal okay selain dari kedai pancake dekat jetty tadi tu. Menyesal tak beli tadi!! Tapi kami memang dah prepare awal-awal, bawak bekal makanan Brahim's dalam 4-5 paket share 4 orang. Sambil-sambil tu ada la tanya orang tapi semua cakap xde muslim food. Lepas tawaf melawat kawasan tu kami balik ke hotel untuk dinner. Kat bilik xde kettle nak panaskan air so kami mintak hot water from restoren depan hotel tadi. Restoren tu kepunyaan hotel jugak so no hal lah. Kami beli bekas (tempat letak ais) utk isi air panas and rendam our instant food together with pinggan kertas. So dinner kami that night ialah Briyani Kambing. X nak kalah kauuu.. Hhaha.. Lepas makan memang I nak tido je sebab kedai pon banyak dah tutup andddddd pak guard dah bangunnn! Takot! Besar oiii sekor-sekor, paras pinggang and badan tough weh. Pergi gym gamaknya. Hihi!



Cantik kan deco restoren ni? Ramai mat saleh datang dinner kat sini. Memang santai la, ada slow music, angin pantai sempoi-sempoi bahasa. Menu dia tebal dah macam kamus dewan, sure banyak makanan sedap dalam tu. Restoren hotel In Touch Resort ni memang di rekomen oleh Tripadvisor, munkin sebab tu la ramai datang sini. Ada nampak few award tergantung kat area receptionist hotel. Pekerja hotel memang sangat helpful. Memang patut dapat award lah. 


till the next post.. xx


29 March 2015

Romantic Dinner at Paresa Phuket


FashionValet X TheLuxeNomad contest going to end soon and I would like to try my very best for this contest because its not just a contest to me but more to a challenge on telling people bout my angan-angan (dreams) and imaginations. #ishyshycat

Okay guys, remember bout my "dream" from previous blog post? The romantic dinner thingy I mentioned earlier?

Yes! Yes! Yes! 
The Romantic Dinner!
ROMANTIC INFINITY POOL DINNER!



What do you think bout this? I love it so much! 

Two of us sitting by the infinity pool accompanied by the comforting touch of sea breeze and the calming wave's sound as the background music. Perfecto!

Eh, wait! Something is missing.. Food! 
Dont worry bout that because Paresa Phuket have their best culinary team that will prepare a mouth watering three course menu which designed especially for us and dine amongst the lights of the fiber optic lit pool (awesome rightttttt?) and Phuket's star studded sky. 

Now its the "perfecto" and memorable dinner that I will never forget. A moment to be cherish and passed by to our children and so on. 

:)



What a romantic dinner without a stunning dress right? I choose this emerald green crystal dress to be paired with black satin shawl, sequinned clutched and a pair of black high heels For me, it such a great combination between emerald green and black. It gives me an exclusive aura for "romantic mood". 



There is no other reason for me other than to cherish and experience the heaven of all heavens brought to reality by Paresa Phuket... and I'd like to win a stay at Paresa Phuket on The Luxe Nomad so much, as much as my dream clouds keep on popping out.. waiting for FashionValet to make it come true!

#keepondreaming

xx

23 March 2015

FashionValet X The Luxe Nomad

Whattttttt?? Free getaway??
I want I want!!

That was my reaction when I came across the FashionValet's instagram post on their FashionValet X The Luxe Nomad blog contest. But then, realizing that I am not a good writer especially when it come to "contest-related", I decided to skip this contest. I told my husband bout this and he said, just give a try, who knows if it is your lucky day. 

So, here I am trying my very best of luck!

 Actually, I've been to Phuket before with my family. It was a road trip and you know a road trip is so time consuming! We dont really had chance to stroll around on the Phuket famous beaches, experiencing the local culture or even relaxing on the beach enjoying the sun and sea-breeze. What I can remember, we were on a day trip to Phi Phi Island, back to hotel, sleep, woke up early in the morning and start our journey to the next destination.

Sooooo... Thanks to FashionValet for giving us (blogger) the chance of a lifetime.. 

*drum rolls* 
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to win a head-to-toe ensemble from FashionValet and a 3 days & 2 nights stay at Paresa Phuket by The Luxe Nomad!!

Have you check out Paresa Phuket website? If no, please please please spend your-less-than-5-second to click on the link and be warned that the website will cause you a day-dreaming session up for a week! :)

Let me give you a peek of this resort.



Wakey wakey! Yes, I know this resort is freaking awesomeeee! 

Look at the scenery of this resort, very calm and peaceful. Located on the sea side slopes facing the azure blue water of Andaman sea with a spectacular view that are more than enough to make us forget the reality of life for a while. The resort design are modern and yet still revered the traditional elements in it which bring the luxury, simplicity and romantic ambience under one roof. I really love the airy and spacious atmosphere within the villa, and having a private infinity pool in every room is plus. Of course, it wont be called a getaway if spa isn't included. Surely everyone love to be pampered right?! Not to forget, the romantic dinner for all the lovely couples out there. Dining with your lover under the stars, by the pool or during the full moon. It is your choice! 

Everything is beyond perfection!      


As for me, I'd like to win a stay at Paresa Phuket on The Luxe Nomad because I will never ever ever afford to have this kind of luxury holiday everrr in my life! Even by doing some saving, cut some budget here and there (this including no more shopping, by shopping means NO MORE FASHIONVALET!). Arghhhh, I cannot handle that! Too many pretty things there. Its a heaven for every woman. Same goes to Paresa Phuket, Heaven of all Heavens! Actually I've been dreaming to have a rest and relax kinda of getaway and this opportunity came right in time.     

I want to experience a getaway where there's only me and my loved one spending our time together, chatting and reminiscing bout the past, dreaming on our future.. relaxing and lazying on the sun bed, reading some books, take a dip in the pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery and having a spa treatment to rejuvenate my body and indulge. 

Paresa Phuket is definitely the resort that I've been dreaming for, at least once in my lifetime. The place where dreams become reality!

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Having a wonderful getaway is awesome but a stylish getaway is perfection! Here are some of my pick from FashionValet on what I will wear for the 3 days & 2 nights getaway. 

Bright color will spice up the mood for getaway and stand out from the ordinary.


A laid back outfit for beach walk and pair it with a tote bag and a comfortable sandal is must! 


Saying goodbye always the hardest one. Ending my vacation with below outfit and new spirit to face the challenging life. 


Should I start packing now? ;p

xx

13 March 2015

FoodHunters Feastival, The Strand Kota Damansara

Organizer : FoodHunters Feastival
Date : 28 February & 1st March 2015
Venue : The Strand, Kota Damansara

Dah lama teringin nak pergi event jual makanan macam ni tapi tak kesampaian disebabkan me and my husband kerja on different days. Tapi sekarang dah dapat tukar hari keje together-gether so senang la sikit nak g berjimba bila off day.. Laju je datang idea nak g sana sini, seronok sbb ada driver. :p

Biasanya kalau nak pergi tempat jauh dari umah, I tak fokus only kat satu tempat je. Alang-alang dah g jauh-jauh tu kan, terus buat list tempat yang nak g such as Ikea, The Strand, makan-makan area Damansara etc. Kira sekali harung je la senang and jimat.

Okay, back to FoodHunters Feastival.. Banyak jugak booth-booth and food truck yang jual makanan menarik. Tapi memang tak dapat lah nak beli semua benda kannn.. Kena pusing-pusing dulu tengok which one paling menarik hati then baru boleh proceed beli. Untuk first round kami beli Vietnamese Roll kat booth Foodie Escape and Beef Nachos kat booth Tanjak Crew.

Second round, my husband beli Char Kuey Teow and I beli Nasi Lemak Kerang. Terliur tengok ada 2-3 orang duk makan Nasi Lemak, I siap pusing 2-3 kali cari booth Nasi Lemak tu. Nasib baik jumpa. Nampak sedap je tengok dari jauh, bila dah rasa memang best! Macam Nasi Lemak yang mak kita buat. My husband pon cakap sedap and murah. RM4 je and banyak plak tu dia letak kerang, sambal ikan bilis and telur separuh. Berbaloi! Ada meja disediakan kalau nak terus makan kat situ, ye lah, buat ape nak tunggu lama-lama kalau perut dah berbunyi kannn..





This Vietnamese Roll cost us RM10. Pernah makan before kat Vietnam and I dont really like it. Hehe. My husband yang nak try, alang-alang jumpa kat sini I suruh dia beli. He said mahal la benda niii.. Hahha.. 


And this is Beef Nachos, RM9. Husband yang nak try sebab dia still x puas makan Nachos from Big Brothers. As for me, I still cant get over the Beef Nachos from Royale Grill (RM5). Yang Tanjak Crew ni a bit tawar and daging sikit sangat. Xpuas makan. :(


Cant wait for the next FoodHunters Feastival!! 
*part makan memag laju jeee..*

xx

21 February 2015

Big Day! :)


17 October 2014
:)

I shy shy cat to story mory, just enjoy the pictures. 


Make up : Huda (@BridgingBeauty)
Photography : 10bucksphoto
Dais : Thalia Bridal
Dress : QudynKL
















Ok dah abis kawen, bye!

xx



30 January 2015

Proxy Kitchen, Plaza Damas


I had an appointment with Bubble Gum Wax few weeks ago at Plaza Damas. I think it was a coincident that the night before my appointment, I watched Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan (repeat) and the host were reviewing about this restaurant. I checked out the address and tadaaa.. Same place yaw! I go bodek my husband so that he will follow me to Plaza Damas. Hehe. 

After the appointment, we went straight to the Proxy Kitchen! I tot it was closed since no one inside and the sign on the door display "close". Then I saw somebody walking from the inside then I ask if the restaurant already open or not. He gave us the signal to step inside.

The decoration for this restaurant is very simple yet attractive. They painted all black and yes, they did wrote down some of the menu on their wall. 



Part of the menu available at Proxy Kitchen. For me the price is quite reasonable. And their food taste very delicious. We ordered their famous Lambbretta (for my husband) and Curry Pasta for me. Oh, and Beef Poutine Fries for starter. 


The beef is very tender and I can taste the spices in it but not too much, just enough to make you keep on munching those fries. My husband really like this. 



Here is the Curry Pasta with some fried calamari. The taste is very mild and creamy. Oh, a little bit spicy and still yummy, but you need to avoid chocolaty drinks as it will make your stomach extra extra full.



This is the famous Lambretta marinated with their secret black sauce and served with green oil chilli. Chilli? Haha. Yeah, but dont worry as it is nooottt spicy at all! I think it taste kinda sweet. The lamb is very awesome. Tender and no need to wait for long for them to prepare this meal. The mashed potato and the gravy also nice. Very creamy!



Cake!!! We didnt order this because we were too full already. I keep on eyeing those cakes. Looks delicious! Hope next time I'll do the justice. Haha!


Do you see that green plate from jalan-Jalan Cari Makan? :)




xx