World Cup Fever hits the world and it hits Malaysia pretty hard as well! Do we mind it? Not at all! Not a freaking chance! It is once every 4 years anyway!
Guess who is in town for tonight’s concert? Taylor Swift is in Malaysia! Probably one of the most anticipated act in Malaysia for the entire year. And what better way than to have a Taylor Swift branded aircraft from AirAsia? I was invited to the exclusive plane livery launch of Taylor Swift’s aircraft at AirAsia’s RED HOT Party at Mandarin Oriental and boy, was the party red hot! The Airbus A320 that was branded with Taylor Swift image will be travelling together with the America’s sweetheart herself during her tour around South East Asia. Yes, AirAsia is the official aircraft for Taylor Swift’s tour around South East Asia. Continue Reading
There are only 2 types of person in this world. 1 who loves and adores ice-creams and the other ones, are freaking liars. Who doesn’t like ice creams! I was invited to Wall’s Scoop of Happiness workshop the other day and in this workshop, I get to learn how to create food art with the only and only Samantha Lee, a Malaysian Instagrammer who is popular for her food art.
Wall’s Selection’s branding message is all about celebrating family bonds and happiness. They set to deliver their message through this campaign called Wall’s Scoop of Happiness Campaign which it sole aim is to make family members spend more time with each other. In these contemporary times, it is a crucial message as most young parents are working outside to provide for the family and the young children did not get the much needed attention at times.
Wall’s put together a video that showcase recipes to produce a number of fairy tale inspired food art. It resonates with the children’s interest and also it can be easily executed by anyone with the right ingredients.
With that being presented to us, we are given an opportunity to try our own food art later on. Plenty of ingredients and condiments are provided for our perusal.
Of course, not forgetting the 5 new flavours for Wall’s Selection – Cookies ‘n’ Cream, Hershey’s Choco Almond Fudge, Strawberry Cheesecake, Fruit Salad and Double Dutch.
Before we can begin our food art, we are given a demonstration by the renowned Samantha Lee. Samantha explains her thought and design process in coming up with her food arts and her sole purpose of getting into this was to encourage her children to eat healthy. That’s a tip for new parents!
Samantha shows us her sketches of her art before making them. It is essential to have something drafted out first before getting into it. In a short amount of time, she presented her 3 creations. Ice-cream proves to be one of the most difficult ingredient Samantha had worked with. The ice-cream had to be presented nicely before it melted.
We were then put together in a team of 3 to create a food art on our own. I was never one to be extremely good with craft but I was bugged constantly by Caroline to come up with a Minnie Mouse food art which even she had no idea how should she go about it.
And to me, with little experience of the ingredients, if I were to conceptualise from sketches, it will take a long time before I can even get started. I did a quick scan through of all the ingredients available and then tries to piece them together in my head.
That is what I usually did for my designs and sometimes with a help of sketches as well. With my 2 helpers around, this is our final food art.
I felt I kinda screwed up the face feature but Caroline seems to be happy with this then it is all good I suppose. Luckily there is a pink polka dot cupcake wrapper and also some other ingredients around that I could play with. I tried to create the Disney’s castle as the background but with limited ingredients, I think this is the best that I can do.
That’s all for today! Check out Wall’s website and facebook page while you at it! If you are interested in food art, Wall’s is organising a contest that can win you a family trip to Disneyland! Details below!
Join TASTE JOY IN DISNEYLAND with WALL’S contest!
** Contest period: 9 May to 27 June 2014
** There will be ONE weekly winner for seven weeks. Winners are chosen based on highest votes. Every week, the most popular creation will win a family package to Legoland.
** The grand prize winner, who will be chosen by a panel of judges at the end of the campaign will win a family trip to Disneyland in Paris.
How often do you buy gifts for your friends? Back in my school days, (which is not too long ago I swear) it is almost like a monthly thing. That sounds kinda wrong actually.
However, gift shopping in my age is usually very time consuming and sometimes, you don’t even have any time to even step out of your house let alone going gift shopping. But despite all that, gift shopping is a necessity. Especially when it comes to getting it for your loved ones. You have to show your appreciation towards a person by giving them. Either that or someone had came up with a genius marketing plan. And obviously, I too shopped for Caroline on many basis. Here’s one.
Yeap. But worry no more of awkward situation like above where you had to dash off to the nearest shopping mall and grab anything decent with low cash in your wallet! Introducing, Giftblob! Giftblob is a mobile gifting platform that enables you to send and receive GIFT via mobile! Giftblob integrates several easy to use feature so even someone who is not used to gift shopping can instantly adapt to it.
From how I look at it, Giftblob is probably a live-saving app for many males out there.
Giftblob have several different categories for their users to choose from. An ultimate life saver for people who don’t know what works best as a gift. It comes with a bright reddist user interface and it is actually quite direct for users. It isn’t complicated as an app and the colours and icons used are really well designed for simple and direct user experience.
There are tonnes of things that are available to be used as gifts. Even food. Somehow, I’m tempted to send myself the gift above or I can just blackmail someone to send it for me.
How Giftblob works is actually pretty simple. You just need to go through 3 simple steps in order to send a gift. It pretty much works like a coupon buying site where the gifts came in forms of “e-voucher”. Your recipients will need to present their voucher to Giftblob’s merchants in order to redeem their gifts. Besides that, gifts under “Momento” can be delivered to your recipient’s doorstep!
One of Giftblob’s key feature is to be able to connect your app with your Facebook. That way, it will helps you to track of your friends’ birthdays and also important events where you need a gift to eventually save your life.
Here’s a brief run through on how to send your gift via Giftblob!
First, you will need to select the friend who you wanna send a gift to. Then, you can even compose a message to your recipient!
Then, just select the gift that you wanted to send to your recipient. Once you done all that, press “Confirm and gift it” and it will lead you to the payment gateway.
There are quite a number of choices for you to choose from to make your payment which is really convenient. Giftblob also promises fast and secure payment which will ease your worries. Once the whole process is done, your recipient will be notified via email or Facebook message of his/her gift.
So if you are interested in this app, download Giftblob at the links below! Or visit their website and social media platforms for more details!
Play Store : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.macroblob.giftblob&hl=en
iTunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/giftblob/id775708525?ls=1&mt=8
Website : www.giftblob.com
Facebook : Giftblob
Twitter : @giftblob
One of Malaysia’s greatest treasure is our nature. We have so many high quality natural resources in Malaysia, it is actually quite hard to believe we are not one of the leading name in manufacturing original all natural products. Take for example Borneo Soap. A luxurious high end handmade soap, made in Sarawak. It is not only handmade, it is also made with all natural products of Borneo’s natural goodness.
Do you use any skin lotion? The only thing I can differentiate from the department store are just the bottles labeled “Shower Gel” and the ones labeled “Shampoo”. The last time I used a skin lotion was being forced by Caroline last year and I hated it. The time needed to dry off is so unbearable. I hate the oiliness and also stickiness of the said lotion on my skin. It is just plain uncomfortable. I was very intrigued when I heard of this product. So intrigued, that I came up with a comic called The Adventures of Sheric Holmes – Smooth Criminal edition. Here it is. Enjoy.
Wow, it is the year 2014 and my first blog post is in February. That means 2 New Years had passed and that shows how busy I am with work. Or lazy. Or Sherlock. Or Modern Family. Ok, enough excuses I guess. Earlier this year, I went on a short getaway with Caroline, Bok and Anna to Johor, Malaysia. Bok had gotten us some tickets to Legoland so we decided to just embark on a journey to the much talked about Legoland. We came for a 2 days and 1 night trip, so during this trip, we stayed at this resort called Amansari Residence Resort. Located in Masai, Johor, Amansari is only 30 minutes away from Johor Bahru city centre, 15 minutes from Jusco Tebrau and also 40 minutes from Legoland.
Ninetology is a local smartphone brand that is still quite new to the scene. They offer quite a range of mid range smartphones. I previously review the Ninetology U9X1 and if anyone still interested to read the review, you can have a look at it here. The Ninetology U9R1 priced at RM799 is one of their latest smartphone model. Here is a quick review of the said device.
Hey guys! Merry Christmas everyone! I know I am a bit late but hey, better late than never! This year Chirstmas collaboration, we the Malaysian comic and doodle bloggers/artists had came up with a collaboration for a Christmas and New Year wallpaper. So without further delay, here is the Christmas and New Year edition, courtesy of all our local comic and doodle bloggers!