Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Semi Fine Dining at Subak, Bukit Lanjan.

I posted this photo like weeks ago on my Instagram.

If you've followed me, you would have seen this.

 Bukit Lanjan sounds like a far far place from my area but no, it is located just right beside Taman Tun Dr Ismail!

 I didn't expect this kind of fancy restaurant to be located at here.

 It has nice environment, quiet, peaceful place.
Very suitable for Girls' night out or on a date.

It serves a variety of food, like Western and Eastern cuisine.

 I was totally attracted to this scenery.

A must for everybody to come here to snap a photo after your meal or before your meal!

 Now you know where my nice picture from. =P

 I dressed up a little just for this occasion.

 This creepy spooky stairway leads to.......the washroom. =P

 Lemongrass with Gula Malaka. 

I love this beverage a lot as it is very refreshing and not too sweet!

 Ala Subak Nusantara Chicken Soto.

The portion is quite huge and the taste is quite yummy.
I didn't expect the portion to be that huge as it can possibly replaces our main course.
It was highly recommended by the restaurant to try this.

It was a good choice and I love it.


 Spaghetti Pesto with King Prawns.

 Oh yum! Fresh prawns with flavourful pesto sauce spaghetti.
Great combination.

 Rack of Lamb.

This is HUGE.
Taste wise is good and the smell that I hate the most is at optimal level.
Awesome!


 If you have any celebration or proposal, you may take this place into consideration.
I think you can have some special arrangement with the restaurant.


 It's even more beautiful at night!
Really mesmerizing.

This is the map to Subak, Bukit Lanjan as it is not really easy to find.

Subak
Lot 3213 Jalan Penchala Indah
Bukit Lanjan 60000, Kuala Lumpur

GPS Coordinates: N3 10.325 E101 37.229

Opening Hours:
Mondays to Sundays including Public Holidays
11:00 a.m. till 12:00 midnight+

Tel: (6)-03-7729 9030 / 31 



Monday, October 27, 2014

Kirin Glamping Night @ White Box, Publika.

 Kirin Ichiban organised the Malaysia's first Glamping Night 2014!
It is the one event that combines Japan and camping!
 (I actually thought we have to dress glamorously. XD)

Back to the main topic, what is Kirin Ichiban?
I blogged about Kirin Ichiban once, if you remember.
Click HERE to view it!

About Kirin Ichiban, its beer is at its purest which means it was taken at its first press and it also contains 100% malt!

Guess what? Kirin Ichiban is actually a beer developed by Kirin Brewery with over 100 years of history! 

They produce the premium quality beer that uses the innovative "First Press" brewing method that enables them to extract the malt liquid from the first press.

It is the purest, most flavourful portion.

 We were first welcomed by the lantern decorating section.

We were given our own plain lantern whereas the paint and paint brushes were on the table.
We can decorate however we want. I've decided to write my name but seemed like it is not an easy task as my name was being drawn crooked.

Our lanterns were used to enhance the whole atmosphere of the event.
As you can see from the picture, all the lanterns are well-decorated by the attendees.
(Am I trying to praise myself? =P)

Tents were built across the whole venue where we get to experience the whole new experience of Japan and camping! We were given a checklist to complete our given tasks.

First task - Lantern decorating
Second task - Kendama (traditional Japanese game) + arts and crafts (DIY silk screen art and DIY box seat)
Third task - DINNER TIME! (Japanese bento boxes)

The first task was completed. Therefore, we proceed with the second task. One of it is to create our own box seat! After that, we get to decorate our box seat to differentiate ours with others!

We get to create our own printed woven bag too!
It is one of the second tasks!

Third task? Dinner time!

It is very unique as each of the attendees get to eat like a Japanese in a bento box.
Of course, they served Japanese food as well!
Gyoza, Tempura and more!

That complements what James Kim, the Brand Manager of Kirin Ichiban Malaysia said during his opening speech, "Glamping Night by Kirin Ichiban aims to bring the best of Japan to Glampers."


 Here comes the first band performance.

It has a touch of Japanese music with techno.
Kinda special as I never get to listen to this kind of music at other non-KirinIchiban event before.

 Second performance would be the "Japanese Ghost" dance performance.

Synchronized, I must say, very synchronized.

Third performance would be this all-girl band performance.

They outstandingly performed all songs in Japanese with full energy and charm.
This definitely had entertained the attendees of the night.

 Oh yes,us again. Photo courtesy of Tim Chew, founder of MHB.

The whole Glamping campaign actually started around late August and ended on the 21st of September 2014. Glampers included consumers who purchased in the on-trade segment and registered to attend Glamping Night 2014. Of course, it also included the Glamping digital contest winners.

From now till mid-Novermber 2014, you, oh yes, YOU just have to purchase any Kirin Ichiban from the on-trade establishments and off-trade stores(supermarkets and convenience stores), you will receive a scratch card and stand a chance to win a prize of a lifetime!

What are you waiting for?
Don't understand?

There there, I will simply it for you!
  1. Purchase any Kirin Ichiban from the on-trade establishments and off-trade stores(supermarkets and convenience stores);
  2. Receive a scratch card;
  3. Stand a chance to win a prize of a lifetime! (TADA!) 
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kirinmalaysia?fref=ts

 Website: http://kirinichiban.com.my/index.html

Monday, October 20, 2014

How to get rid of a past relationship? A habit.



No, I am not a neurologist nor psychologist BUT….I am very interested in observing Human Behaviour.
How we act, What we will do next, Why do we act like that and etc. All these interest me a lot.
I am an accounting graduate and working as a banker with a distinct and a quite wide range of interests. I love Baking which led me to take up a short course in baking and got myself a certificate in baking. I love research deeply into Human Behaviour which led me to read a lot of books on Human Behaviour, from relationship to self-building books. I love communicating which led me to start blogging and wrote about random things. (ok…..enough of some random introduction….=X)
Today, I am going to talk about “HABIT”!


Have you ever wondered what contribute into the formation of a habit?
According to The Power of Habit, a “HABIT” is a chain of actions which your brain set them into “AUTOMATIC” mode. Therefore, we always do something unconsciously.
First thing first, do you know a “HABIT” actually consists of three steps?

First Step – Cue
Cue means something that acts as a Trigger.
Second Step – Routine
In “HABIT”, routine means the process of doing something.
Third Step – Rewards
It means something to make yourself happy or joyful and your brain will set it into something “joyful” and turn it into “AUTOMATIC” mode.

Let’s take “GOING TO THE GYM” as an example.

So whenever you want to change a bad habit, do try the 3 steps. Never say never. However, there is one important factor that will determine the success of the changing of a habit.
Important Factor – Belief
If you don’t believe you can do it, nothing can be done. Let’s take an example from the book. Alice(change of my name as it is just an example) used to be a heavy smoker, a drug addict and gambler. She decided to change her bad habits. It lasted for a few years and lived happily with her family. One day, she found out her husband is cheating on her and they divorced. Since that day, she is back to what she was last time.
Lesson learnt from this incident, if you don’t believe in what you are doing, you might just back to where you were before when a chronic incident hit you out of sudden.
All these can be applied on “RELATIONSHIP” as well.

Relationship Example
When a couple broke up, both of them will be back to their lives without each other. They feel uncomfortable, empty and want to get back to the life together. What they do not know is…..all these are just “HABITS” they have created together over the period of relationship.
It’s easier for us to say than do but if you never tried it, how do you know you can’t change it at all?
I’ve tried it and it succeeded. Just have to put in more effort and beliefs, nothing cannot be done. There is no reason for us to bug our ex-girlfriends or ex-boyfriends or ex-flings or whatever complicated relationship when he or she doesn’t give a damn anymore.

Corporate Example ONE
Do you know that the mint flavour in the toothpaste does not acts as the cleansing agent?
Long long time ago, when the toothpaste was first introduced in the western countries, nobody really care about the hygiene of their teeth and this worried the toothpaste companies and ministry of health as the ignorance of teeth hygiene could possible lead to other diseases.

They decided to seek help from Hopkins whom is famous of his inspirational talks. He observed the habit of the people and decided to change the habits of the people.

He came up with this plan and it was a great success. People started using toothpaste and it lasts until now. The “MINT” is actually a reminder to your brain, a reward to your satisfaction.

Corporate Example TWO
I bet you all knew about the Famous Febreeze. It wasn’t that successful when it is first launched. They gave out samples to people and expected the sales to go up drastically but unfortunately, it was out of their expectation. A survey was conducted to find out the problems and they found out most of the people did not use it but to keep it in the wardrobe, only one, ONE country housewife almost finished the whole bottle. They requested to watch the housewife conduct her house chores. What they discovered later was unbelievable. The housewife sprayed on the furniture every time she is done with each area of the house. She said it acts as a reminder or a sign of her personal achievement of cleaning the house. 
Yes, the aroma, the aromatic smell that triggers her brain to clean the house more effectively and efficiently. Therefore, Procter & Gamble has come out with Febreeze which consists of varieties of flavours a.k.a. aroma.

Conclusion
In a nutshell, believe in what you are doing, do what you are believing. Giving up is not an option if you want to succeed.

Inspiration from,
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg



















Jiayeen,
Xoxo.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Toast & Roast, SS2 + OOTD.


 People have been telling me about this place.
They even complained about the price.

Their price for a decent plate of BBQ Pork a.k.a. Char Siew is actually reasonable due to the current inflated prices everywhere.

It is not easy to be found for a non-local.
As I have been staying in PJ for my whole life, it is easy peasy lemon squeezy to me!

Come on, PJ roads aren't that bad as compared to other roads!

FYI, I have been trying on Full Manual camera settings, courtesy of Sony because Sony gave me an opportunity to obtain some basic photography skills!

Therefore, the photos below are 100% Manual settings with no edit!

 I didn't want to have Oily rice for my lunch so I've decided to order their Hakka Noodles.

It was not bad for me as not too dry with appropriate amount of sauce and soup.
The portion for this bowl of Hakka Noodles is quite huge(I have normal appetite) for me.
It would be great for a big eater, especially a guy? I presumed?

 BBQ Pork a.k.a. Char Siew.

It was awesome for the first few bites.
The melting caramelised char siew in your mouth........with the dissolving fats of char siew.

After a few bites, I couldn't take in more because it is seriously too sticky and too sweet to me.
Over-caramelised, I must say.

Smoked Chicken Leg was our only choice as we were being told that the char siew is only left with one person's portion.

This is quite pricey as compared to char siew or normal chicken rice.
Reasonable as they gave the whole leg!

The only downside is.....never eat it with Char Siew.
Char Siew's taste will overwhelm its taste!

Char Siew 1, Smoked Chicken Leg 0.
You lost!

BUT...individually, it is nice!
Smokey Chicken Leg.
Not too salty nor blunt. 

Toast &Roast

No. 20, Jalan SS2/72,
Petaling Jaya, 
47300 Selangor.

Opening times: 9am to 4.30pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

Tel: 016-682 2249 (Angie) (For Bookings)

GPS Coordinates: 3.127629, 101.627237 

[Selling Char Siew also can have Facebook Page, k? Swag!]

 I was in the mood for a Outfit of the Day shot(OOTD).

Getting into the mood.....getting the mood......

and...

FLIP MY HAIR!

Top: Sungei Wang
Bottom: Online
Boot Heels: Opera
Bag: Colette, Singapore

If you insist on the details of the places I got my clothes, do follow me on Instagram.
Only if you insisted! (Just Kidding!)


xoxo,
Jiayeen.