Treasure the little things in life.



Sunday, June 17, 2018

Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Makeover

HAPPY PARENTS' DAY!


Schwarzkopf Professional, together with Monsoon-id Hair Salon has given mom a hair makeover last weekend and the results were amazing! Doesn't she look stylish and younger? 
See for yourselves the difference! A new hairdo with the right colorist can do wonders and takes 10 years off your age! Here is her BEFORE and AFTER Picture. 
And a quick look at her style from behind.
Flashback on to mom's previous hairdo.
Mom is a simple lady who hardly goes to a proper salon to
have her hair done. And she ties her hair up most of the time due to our hot weather. Her hair is turning white in most parts. 
Kelvin, evaluating and consulting on mom's hair and recommending the right hairdo and colour for her.

Enter Schwarrzkopf Professional and Kelvin Koh to the rescue. Kelvin Koh is the Group Director of Monsoon-id Hair Salon at One Utama who is also the Schwarzkopf Malaysia Ambassador . I know mom is in good hands with the super experienced Kelvin Koh who has styled numerous models and celebrities for magazine shoots. He also has his own TV programme on 8TV and NTV7. 

We are so fortunate to have a celebrity stylist to attend to mom's hair! Thank you Schwarrzkopf Professional and Monsoon-id for the opportunity!




I am pleased to share some memorable moments captured when mom had her hair done. Mom said she has never spent such long hours in the salon. Kelvin said "Kalau nak cantik mestilah sacrifice some time and put in some effort."
 Kelvin began working on mom's hair to give her a new look.
Mom is certainly having the time of her life, enjoying her hair wash. 
  Kelvin gave mom a bob! Mom has always complained of having flat hair. Kelvin said "You don't need to perm your hair to create that volume. The right cut will do the trick!"
Indeed this was so true after having seen Kelvin's masterpiece on Mom's new hair. She looks fresh and radiant. It's also because Kelvin gave mom some stunning red highlights to brighten up her whole look.
Kelvin and his team worked tirelessly with great effort and energy to make mom look beautiful.


Mom's hair being lightened and done with highlights to create more contrast.
Check out mom's bob!
Mom now looks so fresh and radiant!
Check out what Kelvin has to say about mom's makeover.

Mom was also presented with this set of goodies courtesy of Schwarzkopf Professional. Look at how happy she is! All smiles until mata also cannot see. 

This is the  Oil Ultime’s premium product range which consist of Light Oil-In-Shampoo,Light Oil-In-Mousse TreatmentLight Oil-In-Spray Conditioner and Finishing Oils. 

Mom will now be able to maintain her hair as part of her daily regime to achieve soft, shiny and manageable hair with this luxurious home care range from Schwarzkopf Professional which was just newly launched.


It certainly was a memorable day with mom and I.

Thank you once again for the endless treats.
Mom's hairdo makeover session journey has been amazing. Check out the video I took here.


Makeovers are the best! 
Hey, I also came across another inspiring story which I wanna share. 
How a new hairdo takes years off this woman's age too!  



Friday, June 15, 2018

Tea Discovery at Steaped Tea


Last month, Steaped ran a #Steapedmom Contest in conjunction with Mother's Day. And guess what? I won 2nd place!!! The above was my entry photo and below are the rest of the winners. A Big Congratulations to all.


Winners picking up their vouchers from Steaped.
Steaped was pretty generous with the prizes. Look at what they have offered as prizes. Mouth watering eh?

Don't say I bojio!
If you missed the earlier contest, don't fret because they have announced a second contest for #SteapedParents in conjunction with Parents Day in June. Prizes include Steaped Vouchers worth a whopping total of RM 8,900! Yes, they are indeed super generous.


Here is what you need to do.
Join Steaped's Journey of Love Video Contest. 
In a short video, tell them how your parents inspire you in life and why they deserve to be their Steaped Parents.

Contest Entry Duration : 1st June to 30th June 2018.

Terms and conditions:
- Spent a minimum RM10 at any Steaped outlet, keep the
receipt for contest entry.
- Record a video of you and your parents together, post it on
Facebook page and tag Steaped.
- Duration of video not more than 1 minute.

Judging of video will be based on content and creativity.
Selected winners will be posted on Steaped Facebook
between 5th July to 15th July 2018. Stay tuned.

#SteapedParents #Steaped #Steapedlife #Steapedtea #MagicHourStudio 

Note: Do remember, you will need to produce a receipt with a minimum spent of RM10 from any Steaped outlet if you are declared a winner. 

Good Luck, peeps!

So after picking up my prize at Steaped, I started to learn more about this brand. For those who are new to Steaped, this one's for you. Steaped is pronounced as (STEEP)


Steaped is a tea retail outlet serving healthy and delicious tea based beverages with a modern twist. With over 50 loose leaf tea options, sparkling teas and iced signature beverages, you are sure to discover your perfect tea at Steaped!

I am a tea lover and I am super amazed at the variety they have here. These cute little round tins contain different types of tea classified with colour, separated into different categories. 

And you can take your time to explore and experience the fragrant tea with your sense of smell. 


Tea is classified by category - Black Tea, Green Tea, White Tea, Oolong Tea, Pu-erh Tea, Herbal Tea and Rooibos


And each category there are multiple selections. Head on over to their website http://www.steaped.life/ and you will see their classification of series or talk to their friendly staff who will explain it all to you. They are very knowledgable. I think I spent almost 40 mins there picking up the right tea for me and my family cause there are just endless choices! Plus I am new to this, hence it took much longer. 

Here are some of my selection. This was only a part of my winnings. I did not use up all my vouchers at one go. Looks like I will have a super HEAL-TEA (pun intended) life! Tea  has a lot of antioxidant properties. Some tea calms you down and makes you sleep better.

Mom and dad also picked up their favourite tea too!

Prior to visiting their outlet, I manage to do some research from their website. However, being there and choosing the right tea with your sense of smell is much better cause you will then be able to identify which smell appeal most to you. For example I love fruity tea but dislike spicy cinnamon type of tea.  Hence I would be able to make a quick decision with my sense of smell. My favourite so far is the Peach Party (under the White Teas category) cause I love the fruity scent. Their tea are all imported. They source the best tea leaves from around the world and all are natural. Some are with caffeine and some without. Me and my parents love pu-erh and oolongs. Dad loves his black tea. But we were also captivated to try some new tea types that appeal to us like the Savanna (under the Rooibos category) 







Steaped offers healthy tea blends in the form of iced signature beverages. My favourite is the Butterfly Lemonade.

Steaped not only sell tea leaves but also tea based beverage. They also have some cakes if you're looking for something to munch in between drinks. 

I have found my perfect tea at Steaped. Have you?
Steaped can be found at:

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Mall
6th Floor Lot P6.06.00
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100

Sunway Velocity Mall
Fourth Floor, Lot 4- 82 & 83,
Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100

1Utama Shopping Mall
2nd Floor, Lot S128,
Bandar Utama City Center
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 47800

Head on over to Steaped's Facebook Page and Website for more info.  Don't forget to join Steaped TEa's Parent's Day Video Contest which ends on 30th June 2018.

Wishing you a year long filled with Prosperi-Tea and always stay Heal-Tea!




Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Introducing Domino’s Hottest Korean Sensation, Ssamjeang Prawn Pizza.


annyeonghaseyo

I have been a fan of their Ssamjeang pizzas since its introduction a few months ago. I love its sweet and spicy taste and I have been having my Ssamjeang pizzas from Domino's quite regularly.

Riding on the Korean wave, Domino's Pizza has introduced an extension to their  Ssamjeang Pizza with an introduction of  the new Ssamjeang Prawn pizza.

Fall in love all over again with the sweet and spicy Ssamjeang flavors especially created by Domino’s Pizza. Hot on the trail of its popular Ssamjeang Pizza range, Domino’s introduces its latest addition, the new Ssamjeang Prawn pizza, the fourth variant added to the range.




Featuring springy, succulent prawns marinated with Italian herbs & spices coupled with nutritious seaweed that’s rich with umami flavour, fresh cherry tomatoes, green peppers, sprinkled with roasted sesame seeds atop the specially developed Ssamjeang sauce, the Ssamjeang Pizza is packed with well-balanced flavors and textures.

Speaking on the new flavors, Shamsul Amree, Senior General Manager, Operations, Domino’s Pizza Malaysia and Singapore said, “We received tremendous love and support from our customers and Korean fans when we first launched the Ssamjeang Tuna, Chicken and Beef. The response was overwhelming and to cater to the growing request of the Ssamjeang pizzas, we have taken it further and created Ssamjeang Prawn. We believe this new addition enhances the flavor profile of the Ssamjeang sauce especially with the delicious combination of multiple flavours and textures in a single pizza.”

“We are heartened by the positive response from our customers and we hope this new flavor will be well received as well. Fasting month and the Raya period is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends while enjoying your favorite pizzas. We are offering fantastic deals for the festive period and we hope our customers will take up the opportunity to enjoy this latest item on our menu while it lasts!”

Truly inspired by Malaysians love for Korean food, Domino’s Ssamjeang Pizzas were specially crafted to deliver the perfect combination of savory, sweet and spicy flavors. Versatile and flavorful, the Ssamjeang sauce is also available with Ayam-haseyo Chicken Wings, a side of chicken wings baked to perfection with an outer coating of the deliciously addictive Ssamjeang sauce.

During the festive Ramadan and Raya period, customers can enjoy Ssamjeang Prawn with the two combo deals namely Ssamjeang Buddy Combo and the Ssamjeang Super Combo. Priced at RM36.75 (GST zero-rated price), the Ssamjeang Buddy Combo includes one Regular Ssamjeang pizza, one Ayam-Haseyo, one Garlic Twisty Bread and two cans of soft drinks; while the Ssamjeang Super Combo, priced at RM56.50 (GST zero-rated price) comprises of two Regular Pizzas, one Ayam-Haseyo, one Cheesy Mozzarella/Cheddar Stix and a bottle of 1.5L soft drink.

The all new Ssamjeang Prawn is available at all Domino’s Pizza stores for a limited time only, from June 4 to July 1, 2018, while stocks last.

Visit Domino’s stores, order online at http://www.dominos.com.my/, or call 1300-888-333 to make an order. For latest updates, please visit Domino’s Pizza Malaysia’s Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DominosMY/ or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dominosmy/


About Domino’s Pizza

Delivering more than 1 million pizzas a day worldwide, Domino’s Pizza is the world’s leading and fastest growing pizza delivery company committed to upholding the industry in product quality and operational excellence. Globally, Domino’s Pizza Inc. operates a total network of more than 14,000 owned and franchised stores throughout the U.S. and in over 85 markets. Domino’s internationally ranks in the top five companies in online transactions.
Domino’s Pizza Malaysia is the largest Domino’s market in Southeast Asia and fifth largest in Asia Pacific. Established in 1997, Domino’s Malaysia is managed by master franchise holder, Dommal Food Services Sdn Bhd. To date, there are 217 Domino’s Pizza stores in the country.
At Domino’s Pizza, we take PRIDE in our commitment to enrich the lives of our customers, employees, partners, shareholders and communities. As one of the most lovable brands in Malaysia, we will go the extra mile for your smile as well as uphold our culture to ‘sell more pizza, have more fun’. Embracing our company’s philosophy of smart hustle, Domino’s is committed to provide customers with the ultimate pizza delivery experience, with its product satisfaction guarantee, 30-minutes delivery guarantee and 15-minutes take-away guarantee.
Forging ahead as an e-commerce entity, Domino’s Pizza has led many firsts in its digital platforms. Domino’s Pizza Malaysia has leveraged on the digital world to the best of its advantage and this began when it was certified as the first QSR company to provide an online ordering platform by the Malaysian Book of Records with the launch of its website in 2003. Domino’s Pizza Malaysia’s online ordering platform is also ranked #1 for its online speed of service in the QSR industry.
Domino’s is the award winner of the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016 Gold Franny Award, a distinguished Achievement Award of the International Franchise Association at the Domino’s Pizza Worldwide Rally. In a show of confidence by Malaysian consumers, Domino’s Pizza won Bronze in the "Restaurant & Fast Food" category of the prestigious Putra Brand Awards 2014, silver in 2015, bronze in 2016 and Silver in 2017.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Cuti-Cuti Malaysia: Sky Mirror (天空之镜)

An escape to the secret Island, Sky Mirror 天空之镜 , SASARAN BEACH. Sasaran Beach is located 1.74 nautical miles off the coast of the fishing village of Jeram, Selangor. It's in Kuala Selangor.



I have always wanted to visit The Sky Mirror after seeing postings of friends on facebook who has been there. With crystal clear blue skies and a reflection, it is a great place to take some creatively remarkable pictures.

I jumped at the chance when a gf invited to join her group of tour buddies. Booking was done earlier by our tour leader, Alice Yip. So I tak payah headache. Pergi aje. I did not make the booking. If you are looking for a tour guide who plans everything for you, from the chartered cars to the meals and ticketing arrangements, you can PM Alice Yip as she is a seasoned tour guide. BTW she also does a few tours for overseas. Her FB link is this

But was given this band when we boarded the boat. Above pic was taken in front of the D' Tours ticketing area where we boarded the boat.

There were almost 30 of us and we all came in separate mini vans, this type of van. 

Let me share my experience with you.
We came, we saw, we conquered. 

So the night before I started packing and getting ready. I was ready to take plenty of awesome pictures and hence I needed props. I went to Jalan Jalan Japan a few days ago to purposely get some plastic toys that will add some joy into our photos. Toys that are water safe. Here are some of my toy shots which did not turn out as good as I wanted them to be. But netherless, it was a fun and memorable adventure.

As compared to these beautiful shots, with perfect reflections taken by our designated tour guide cum photographer. Conclusion: Get the professional photographer to take more photos cause they will know what poses and angles best. I have also tried taking most shots on my own as I was confident I could capture the essence of the reflections. Alas, I was wrong! I would rate my pics 50% and the photographer's 100%. I will share some of my shots later after these professionally shot ones. (And he was only using a cell phone camera ya) 



He art directed us for most of these poses.



This is one of my favorite shot from a few friends from the group whom I just knew. Well isn't this a beautiful formation.
This is a really cute one too! I wished we spent more time with poses like these with the photographer.This is how he gets his perfect shots. Going all the way down, right to the sea bed and getting wet. I am not sure how the reflector boards play a role in creating the beautiful shots above.
 I could only admire what others have taken. Well in comparison, let me share with you my shots. This was me, partially at the tip of the sea bed with my baju terkena water for that perfect shot (yang tak menjadi)
I was trying to take this shot!
Mission Fail 1 on Famingo props. 

 EPIC JUMP SHOT IS A MUST!





 Superman Wannabe

 I purposely went to buy this colourful wind thingy (I dunno what to call this) and brought it along. 
 I even brought along 2 umbrellas as props. Yes I brought many many things. See I was handsfull in the boat.

This red helmet-like umbrella can finally see light as I bought it from Taiwan almost 8 years ago. Cute leh. OK! Pic fail again. Lesson learnt! Air belum entirely surut and I started taking pic which the reflection never came out. So tak jaid lah. This was what I learnt after observing pics before and after air pasang dan surut. For clear reflections, the water must first recede to a minimal level.



I also brought my rainbow umbrella along to add some colours to my pics. No regrets tapi lepas taking these few pics my umbrella rosak.

Trying out the  Forced Perspective Shot.


Somehow this did not turn out as good as the professional photographer. Probably because I wasn't down entirely close to the sea bed.
 Tip No. 1: You've gotta find your spot to take pics minus the crowd. The lighting has to be right (the angle the sun shines and where you're standing. The water level has to be receded. These are some random pics I took admiring the vast area. These people look so tiny!


Also trying out some shots with my fish eye lenses but kaburlah! Failed again.
These shots were taken at the pier before we boarded the boat.


Looking back earlier.
These shots were taken at the start of our journey to Sky Mirror. A boat full of people. All super excited!

 Before the start of the journey everyone was told to head to the loo first (toilet) cause at Sky Mirror apa pun tak ada and we will be stuck there for at least an hour plus. So better empty your you know what first.
Gaya saya on the boat. I had my sunglasses the whole time as the sun was glaring. If you have, don't forget to bring one to protect your eyes. Get the polarized ones. OK! I took my hat off after boarded the boat. It wasn't a good idea wearing the hat in the boat cause it will FLY AWAY! Remember I mentioned about the boat speeding up after a mere 5-10mins? That's why!!! Refrain from wearing scarfs too as it will melayang too! 


Better sit tight. The boat tend to speed up after 2 mins and you've gotta sit still and hang on to your grip!
 Boat kena balance. 
 This talented chap in orange was our professional photographer of the day. He did a great job with all the photos and taking care the well being of all his boat passengers. And the other guy is our boat driver. Very experienced he seemed to know his directions in the sea very well. I was clueless how did they know which direction to drive to boat.
 I have seen the waters stareted of as milky teh tarik 
 and gradually turning to a lighter shade of green and finally blue when closer to our destination.
 The waves can be high and mighty. Luckily tak kena sea sick with boat bergoyang.

 This was the point where the ship had to "park". Check out the water level when we reached about noon time. OK! This is another important factor. The Sky Mirror's daily tide bila air pasang and surut hari-hari pun tak sama. According to those working there attending to the ticket sale (yes, I interviewed them) The Sky Mirror is open for visits and tours about 4 days before and after the 1st and 15th of each month. Yes, hanya dua kali dalam masa sebulan. Because on other days this no man's land is actually a deep blue sea filled with water. It can get dangerous as the tide rises up. 


Hence we only spent about 1.5 hours there. Our boat ride for that day started about 11.00pm. We reached Sky Mirror about 12noon. Lepak there till 1.30pm and take pic (waiting for air to surut too) On some days the boat leaves to the Sky Mirror as early as 6am! Yes, I am not kidding. The tide waits for no man! You can only go to the Sasaran Beach when the tide is super low (more like when the water is right at your ankle).

First selfie when I jumped down the boat.
This unique tourist attraction that is only accessible to tourists twice a month, that is during the new moon and full moon periods.

 Gang yang turut serta with a creative shot of our hands before the start of our journey to Sky Mirror.

I am so glad that Malaysia ada our very own place like Sky Mirror to take awesome pictures like the Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat. At least we do not have to go to Bolivia to get that kind of pics. *wink

Here are some tips courtesy of 天空之镜D Tours Kuala Selangor Sky Mirror & Eagle Feeding Tour

《D Tours Kuala Selangor SKY MIRROR》

Citizen
RM75 Adult
RM60 Child (3y-11y)

Foreigner
RM90 Adult
RM90 Child (3y-11y)

★Include Insurance (Insurance only trip in the boat)
★Two Ways Boat Ticket
★Sky Mirror Beach
★Photographer
★Windmill
★Discount Voucher Seafood Restaurant
★Simple Lunch and Mineral Water


0745 Gather at D Tours Jetty

0800 Go to the magical beach ~ Sky Mirror, see the wonder of nature.

0830 Arrived to Sky Mirror Beach and Take photo

1000 Prepare Back To D Tours Jetty from Sky Mirror Beach

1030 Back to Jetty, simple clean up.

☞ The whole trip is about three hours. There will be a person in charge to guide you through the whole trip.

★This is a sample schedule.

【 REMINDER 】

� Please prepare yourself with hat or cap,umbrella, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, towel and slippers.
� Dress yourself with colourful outfit, long-sleeve top and short pants are preferable. Prepare another set of outfit just in case you have too much fun in the water.
� After coming back to the jetty, if you want to bath at our terminal washroom, kindly bring your own shower gel and towel.
� Standby coat or scarf if you are afraid of cold.
� Do not smoke on boat or on the beach during the tour.
Please help keep the natural in safe.
� The marine life is supposed to kept on the shores, not to be taken away. Do not litter.
� Please help us to keep the beach clean. Take away any rubbish you found on the beach.

☞ Departure time will change according to the tide. We'll inform you before.
★Time of departure
>Lunar 1st and 15th : 8am
>Before Lunar 1st and 15th: 7am-7.30am
>After Lunar 1st and 15th extend 30min per day .



 The ticketing counter with helpful staff answering all my questions. They can be busy at times but they will still entertain you. Our group selfie before we embark on our journey and boat ride.
  The crowd while waiting at the jetty. It can be crowded ya. But there are chairs for people to sit and wait.
 Everyone takes a life jacket before boarding the boat.


JUNE 2018 Schedule 



JULY 2018 Schedule 


AUGUST 2018 Schedule 

SEPTEMBER 2018 Schedule 


Here are some info on the time of departure (depending on tide) if you are planning on a trip to the Sky Mirror between June and Sept 2018. Hope you'll find this useful for you to plan ahead!

For more info log on to 天空之镜D Tours Kuala Selangor Sky Mirror&Eagle Feeding Tour facebook page.