Wednesday, April 29, 2015

(Cafe Review) MONO Coffee, Publika.

 MONO Coffee Artisan Coffee & Kitchen is the third coffee shop that designed specifically for artisan coffee and creative cooking.

It launched its first outlet in the year of 2015, which is wholly owned by the Brandker Group.

I was honoured enough to be invited to attend and witness the grand opening of the first outlet at Publika. They vowed to serve more than just a coffee! Their creativity and passion motivate them to serve hand-brewed authentic coffee with the finest coffee beans.

The vision of MONO Coffee is to provide a comfortable environment for the coffee lovers from all over the nation to have a cup of coffee while relaxing at the outlet.

The introduction of new concept - Artisan Coffee & Kitchen

Their kitchen had been expanded to cater more varieties of food, from main course, pasta, burger, to dessert.

The styles of food are more toward western, such as Beef and Hashed "Benedicts", Stack It and more.

****SIGNATURE****
Stack It
RM14

Fluffy Pancakes with crispy beef bacon, maple-peanut butter syrup, roasted tomato.
Aromatic, Fluffy, Complement each other well.

Beef and Hashed "Benedicts"
RM17

Corned beef, grated potato, english muffin, poached egg, spiced hollandaise sauce, pea sprout.

Pods and Chicken Salad 
RM16

Grilled chicken, chick peas, french bean, feta cheese, lemon grain dressing.
Very good combination as the peas are not too hard and the chicken is soft and juicy.

Alla Mono
RM26

(Vegetarian) Mushroom ragout, sundried tomato, pine nut, arugula, balsamic glaze.

Taste wise is alright but I prefer something less oily.

"Bloggers' and Media's tasting portion".

  Their own house-blend named "Monian" is mainly from a house blend of 3 prestigious kinds of green coffee beans, sources from Brazil Yellow Bourbon, Guatemala Antigua and Sumatra Lintong.

The special blend will definitely provide you the unique yet smooth and aromatic coffee taste.
House-blend Monian

Character - Roasted pecans fragrance(aroma) & Malty with honey like nuances and nutty

Tasting Notes - Dried berries sweetness with grapefruit nuances, Bittersweet cocoa flavours with reminiscence of velvety dark chocolate, Smooth and lingering body that has a clean finishing

Lemon Ginger Mint
RM9

Cappuccino
RM11

The grand launch was initiated by the founder/CEO, Mr Matthew.
He explained about the concept of MONO coffee, how they started and why MONO.

I guess my readers wouldn't want another long story, just refer the first part of this blog post, alright? *wink*


MONO family.

MONO, anyone?

MONO Coffee Artisan Coffee & Kitchen
A2-G2-3A,
Publika Shopping Gallery,
Jalan Dutamas 1,
Solaris Dutamas,
Kuala Lumpur.
(It is at outside)

Website: http://www.monocoffee.co

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

(Beauty Review) CLIO Tension Lip Colour + Clio Gelpresso Shadow.




Clio Tension Lip Colour 008 Chu + Clio Gelpresso Shadow No.5 Bottoms Up

 Rich colour. Easy to apply. Convenient.

 Waterproof. Smudge proof.

Most people made mistakes of rubbing it because they thought their makeup products are waterproof and smudge proof.

Actually, what it meant with "waterproof" and "smudge proof" are without rubbing on those areas with makeup.

Chracteristics of Clio Tension Lip Colour:

  • Comes in 8 shades
  • Rich colour (High density, rich colour)
  • Close contact (It coats lip firmly)
  • Bounce up! botox (Highly elastic bounce up coating)

 Before makeup.



These are the makeup items I am going to use for my daily makeup.

Simple, presentable and yes, I don't use any face foundation due to the sensitivity of my skin.

 1. Maybeline Concealer (To cover my dark eye circles)
2. Maybeline Compact powder (To hold my concealer and make it more lasting and natural)
3. Kate eye shadow palette (To define eyes and use as lower eyeliner)
4. Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner (For upper eyeliner)

 Before drawing eyeliner, I used Clio gelpresso shadow to further enhance and define my eyes.

It is very easy to apply and the colour is rich whereas the shimmering effect is good as well.



I always believe each girl should have a red lipstick.

Sexy lady-like colour.

The end result with makeup but still without foundation.

If you are interested, you may get them from SASA or WATSONS MALAYSIA.

Friday, April 24, 2015

(Food Review) Be Healthy with BMS Organics, 1Utama!

 1Utama outlet is one of the many outlets which adopted Green concept.

MATERIAL
The outlet is well-designed with natural recycled wood which often available for purchase from several second-hand wood shops.
The craftsmen had to spend days just to remove the nails from the wood before they can proceed with the painting and installation works.

ENERGY SAVING & CARBON REDUCTION
Energy saving air-conditioner & LED lamps were installed as one of the contribution towards our lovely Mother Earth.

TOILETS
Besides all these, their toilets are environmental friendly too!
Eco-friendly bidet toilet which is made in Korea come with several useful functions to reduce the usage of toilet paper.

DECORATIONS
The repackaging of the old, used items has done by BMS creative team.
Very catchy, very friendly to our environment as they recycled the unwanted items instead of disposing them.



 If you want to enjoy the best things in the world, you need to have a good health.


Being healthy doesn't mean have to skip all your favourite food.
Instead, you can convert them into healthier options with healthier ingredients.

 Besides cafe, they are selling all kinds of organic merchandises as well.
From skin care range to daily sauces.

It is a great place to shop for you needs and wants.

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FOOD REVIEW

 We were served Less sugar Ginger tea and Spirulina tablets before meal.

If you do not know the benefits of Ginger and Spirulina,
Click HERE for GINGER and HERE for SPIRULINA!

 Fruit Tea RM17.90

I always love to have fruit tea at organic vegetarian food parlours.

This is definitely to my liking as it is not too sweet with the strong hints of various types of fruits.
Besides that, it is also rich in Vitamin C and other types of vitamins.
Definitely beneficial for our health.

 If you prefer it with stronger taste, do press it to squeeze more essence out from the fruits.

 It is now ready to serve and enjoy it.

******SIGNATURE*****
 Organic Soy Milk Curry Laksa Noodles Set Meal RM23.90

Why is this their signature dish?
  • They replace the unhealthy coconut milk with Organic Soya Milk (worry no more about cholesterol)
  • They replace the traditional cooking oil with Grape Seed Oil
  • Alfafa Sprout (prevent arteriosclerosis)
  • Home-made grind herbs and spices for better taste
  • Unbleached Flour and Brown Rice Vermicelli (ZERO burden to the body)
  • Organic Coconut Oil to boost up metabolism
Sounds too healthy and you don't think it is yummy?
YOU ARE WRONG!
It is yummy!!!

Taste just like the typical laksa but beneficial to our bodies!

Don't compromise but switch to healthier options of your favourite food!


 Five Colours Energy Chinese Ulam Rice (Hakka Lei Cha)

Black (Kidney) - Organic Black Fungus (High in protein) & Organic Black Sesame (Nourishes blood and hair)

White (Lungs) - Organic Cabbage (High in Vitamin C, E and carotene) & Organic Home-made dried white radish (Increases appetite, aids digestion)

Red (Heart) - Organic Carrot (Strengthens heart, nourishes liver and eyes)

Green (Liver) - Organic Lettuce (High in vitamins and minerals), Organic Cucumber (Refreshing and promoting urination) & Organic Long Bean (Enhances immunity, stimulates bowel movement and helps losing weight)

Yellow (Stomach) - Organic Millet (Nourishes stomach and blood, stimulates bowel movement), Brown Rice (Helps lowering blood sugar level, preventing cardiovascular disease) & Cashew Nut (Strengthens brain and kidney, nourishes spleen)

 My first try on Lei Cha was good.
The High-Fibre Lei Cha soup is smooth and flavourish with a hint of mint taste.

How to eat?
Just add your desire amount of the ingredients and mix it with the soup!

 Chinese Traditional Herbal Soup with Rice (Vegetarian BKT)

This is another best seller.
Unlike the Vegetarian BKT I've tried, this is rich in herbs and well-flavoured with herbal taste.

I can now add another dish into my list because I am not a fan of the meat in the traditional BKT but I love the soup!

 It may look small but trust me, it isn't small.

Full of healthy organic ingredients in healthy herbal soup.

YUM!

The best moment is to have a cup of fruit tea after all the healthy food.

Today, I feel so healthy and happy for my body.

BMS Organics
LG-310, One Utama Shopping Mall,
New Wing, Malaysia

Phone Number: +60 3-7725 0828

Websites:

Be Healthy, be with BMS Organics.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

(Tips) Top 11 EXCUSES guys use to be "no strings attached" with you.



I hardly share my personal experience on relationships with you all because it was supposed to be "PERSONAL" but what inspired me to compose this blog post is an article I read online.

I am not saying all guys are bad but some of them do things intentionally - Trying to get you on the bed. You know what I mean. I say it, I mean it. Yada yada, like what you saw on dramas and etc.

Well, I will just share some of my personal experience then.
*Not in numerical order*

We shall begin with:

1. "I want to concentrate on my studies."
Why do I see you with new girl friend after telling me this "joke"?

2. "My parents don't allow me to be in a relationship."
Oh yea? I think you posted a picture of you and your new girl friend together with your family members? If you want to lie, please do it properly. Stop posting pictures on Facebook then.

3. "I don't want to ruin our friendship."
A good and healthy relationship should be friendship + love + family hood.
What do you meant by ruining friendship again? BS!

4. "I am not suitable for you."
Who are you to determine who is suitable for me, myself and I?
Back off!

5. "I just got out from a bad relationship."
Can you please find a better excuse than this?
Who hasn't got bad relationship before?

6. "I am busy now."
"BUSY" shouldn't be an excuse at all.
Time management is all depends on youself.
I would rather you telling me that I don't deserve your time than telling me you are busy.

7. "I don't want to think of relationship right now. I just want to focus on my career."
Are you trying to hint me that I will ruin your path to success?

8. "I want to take things slow."
Seriously? So why were you kissing me?

9. "I am enjoying my single life."
Nobody can be lonely forever.
Guys, this is a very dumb excuse.

10. "I like you but I can't be in a relationship with you."
This is definitely a big NO-NO.
It is a sign of him wanting "No Strings Attached" kind of relationship.
*18SX*

THIS IS THE MOST STUPID EXCUSE EVER!

11. No words. Just ignore. Don't even bother to find an excuse.
Irresponsible guy. You won't be happy to be with such a guy.

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Personal Advices:
  • Don't be one of somebody's options
  • Be with someone who knows your true value and true beauty
  • Don't force things out no matter how much you like him but he doesn't
  • Love yourself more than you love him (not being selfish but try to pamper yourself more often than usual)
  • Breakups or falling out from love is no big deal. Nothing can be worse than losing your life.
  • No such thing as "COMPLICATED" status. Either "SINGLE" or "BE IN A RELATIONSHIP". "COMPLICATED" is just to give yourself the false hope.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

(Beauty Review) Neesya Skincare Treatment.

 Thanks to Neesya Skincare for giving the chance to have brighten skin.

First and foremost, WHY NEESYA?

Neesya symbolises the transformation of today's modern individuals to unleash their inner beauty, especially their skin.

The LumiScience Technology had been trademarked as the formula that attains healthy skin by using premium natural ingredients.

NEESYA made it affordable for all social levels.

They offered a wide range of products. I was given a chance to try few of their products.

Brightening Enzymatic Refiner (Lumi) 75ml
  • It is a 3 minute leave-on exfoliator (as advised, not over the recommended time)
  • Deep-pore cleanser
  • Instant brightening 
  • Price: RM69
Brightening Overnight Mask (Lumi) 75ml
  • Instant brightening (One night and poof!)
  • Intense hydration (Great for people who work and sleep in air-conditioned environment)
  • Anti-oxidant protection
  • Price: RM99
Eye & Lip Makeup Remover (Skin Essentials) 100ml
  • Removes waterproof makeup easily (Especially mascara and gel eyeliner)
  • Cleanses eyes & lip gently
  • Vitamins soften eyelashes (To protect your eyelashes from falling)
  • Price: RM49
 Illuminating Essence (LumiScience) 65ml
  • Smoothens
  • Brightens
  • Evens skin tone
  • *****STAR PRODUCT****
  • Price: RM129
 This is how the exfoliator looks like.

Non-sticky but very aromatic plant extracts.

 I believe in testing so I must test the makeup remover with a very-tough-to-be-removed gel eyeliner!

The result was superb!
I managed to remove without a trace on the back of my palm!

***No edit***

This is the result I got after a week of using it.

MY STEPS
***Highlighted products are the one from Neesya, I added them into my skin care routine.***

AM: 
1. Cleanse (self)
2. Tone (self)
3. Treat (Illuminating Essence)
4. Sunblock (self)

PM: 
1. Cleanse (self)
2. Exfoliate (Enzymatic Refiner) [ALTERNATE DAY]
3. Tone (self)
4. Treat (Illuminating Essence)
5. Mask (Overnight Mask)

For more information, do visit NEESYA via:

Instagram: @neesya.skincare



Monday, April 13, 2015

(Food Review) Map's, Bandar Sunway.

 I was brought to this non-halal cafe not long ago.

I was like...hmm....another cafe with typical black interior.
=X

 But they changed my mind with their food.

 If you pay attention to the details, you will find things that excite you.

 Ordered Green tea by pot and requested for two cups.

 The kind of food that changed my mind.

PORK MEATBALLS!
I hardly came across pork meatballs in Malaysia!

This is very tender and juicy too!

 Sorry because I took a bite. =P

 Egg Benny.

Not the typical egg benedict but with pork bacon!

 I really have to hashtag #eggporn.

This is what I usually do if I dress up a little.

Anyway, below are the details of the cafe:

Map's Cook Bake Froth
9, Jalan PJS 11/2, 
Bandar Sunway, 
Subang, Petaling Jaya

Mon:
10:00–17:00
Wed - Fri:
10:00–17:00
Sat - Sun:
09:00–18:00

Phone number: 010-2193882

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/maps.place/timeline