Wednesday, May 24, 2017

F&N Introduces the Gold Standard and Teh Tarik Master, "Hang Tarik"

Last Saturday was a happy and fun day for my kids and I as we were at the F&N Teh Tarik Ori Campaign at Mydin Mall USJ. We were introduced to the "Gold Standard" and Teh Tarik Master, "Hang Tarik" where we learnt the right way to make the best Teh Tarik Ori. This event was one of the ways to reinforce the authenticity and heritage of our rich Malaysian culture. 

We were also entertained by awesome Teh Tarik performances as shown below.



Hang Tarik performing on stage.


F&N Teh Tarik experts performing their stunts on stage. Some of their Teh Tarik stunts are very difficult to do. My children & I enjoyed watching all the great performances. 



F&N has preserved the heritage of the original Teh Tarik while strengthening the real great taste by sharing their secret of making the perfect Teh Tarik Ori for friends and family. If you want to impress your friends & family this Raya season with the best Teh Tarik Ori, learn the secret by watching the funny video below.


Step 1: Mix 2.5g of tea dust in piping hot boiling water
Step 2: Add in 2 spoons of F&N Sweetened Creamer but for a better taste, mix the F&N Sweetened Creamer with the F&N Evaporated Creamer.
Step 3: Pull the tea 3 times for ultimate creamy froth

Senior Marketing Manager of F&N Beverages Marketing, Ms. Eileen Chan commented at the event, "F&N Sweetened Condensed Milk and F&N Evaporated Milk is the perfect taste enhancer that helps Malaysians to achieve the gold standard of Teh Tarik Ori."

Free F&N Teh Tarik Ori drinks for shoppers at Mydin.

"Organising experiential events such as the one today is a good platform for us to share, engage and reward our loyal customers in a fun way. It has been said that years of training and experience is needed to learn the art of making Teh Tarik, but now everyone can learn to make a perfect cuppa  which has a "just nice" sweetness that is creamy, smooth and frothy; all you have to do is "kahwin" F&N Sweetened Condensed Milk and F&N Evaporated Milk," Ms. Eileen added

Shoppers at Mydin including me had the chance to learn how to make the perfect Teh Tarik Ori through a series of simulated game obstacles to be completed in 5 minutes. The person who has the most Teh Tarik at the end of each challenge wins RM 250.00 cash. The rest of the participants received a goodie bag each. There were 3 game sessions and 10 participants for each of the sessions. I participated in the afternoon session after having my lunch there.

The Teh Tarik Game Challenge 

I had to walk with a rope around my knees holding hot Teh Tarik in the mug and pull the tea into the other mug. Then walk with a balloon in between my legs and pull the tea again.

Doing the balancing act and walking at the same time after the man places the bean bags on my head. 

Pulling the tea without tilting my head to look because I did not want the bean bags to fall off my head. This was the most challenging part of the game for me. 

Walking and balancing myself without falling.

Doing my last round of pulling tea act trying not to spill any tea.

Photo credit : All the photos of me playing the game was taken by F&N photographer.

When the result was announced I was very surprised to win because I never expected to win. There was a participant who sells Teh Tarik and he was very good. There was also another lady who did very well and I thought either one of them would be the winner.

Group photo of all the participants for the afternoon session.

Besides the Teh Tarik Ori game challenge, there was a puzzle game where participants had to pair up the pictures fast to win a plastic container. 

There was also a photo booth where the 321 Freeze video #FNTehTarikOri was taken.

F&N continues to be the preferred choice among Malaysians because of its endless commitment to fulfill its brand promise of delivering 'Pure Enjoyment, Pure Goodness' to its customers. F&N superior dairy products are an essential part of Malaysian lifestyles and tastes. Being the perfect dairy mix for a perfect brew cup of Teh Tarik Ori, F&N Sweetened Condensed Milk and F&N Evaporated Milk is everyone's trusted favorite for all occassions. 
For more information, please visit www.fn.com.my.






Sunday, May 21, 2017

Genting International Children's Festival & Shaolin Kung Fu at Resorts World Genting

School holidays is coming really soon and parents hoping to keep their kids entertained during the school break do not have to look far for ideas and options. At Resorts World Genting, plenty of activities are in store in the next two months that will keep vacationers, whether young or old. There will be the Genting International Children's Festival 2017 and Soul of Shaolin, a critically acclaimed theatrical event that has toured the world in order to showcase the magnificence of Shaolin kung fu warriors. 


Genting International Children's Festival 2017 

This is to be held from 27 May to 11 June carries the tagline, "“art, dance and music,” and is set to be a visual feast where guests can enjoy soaking up the carnival atmosphere. 

Three activities will take place at Sky Avenue. 
1) “Cheers & Pom: Cheerleading,” to be held at Level 1 of the mall
2) “Storyland: Cosplay Meet & Greet” at Level 2
3) “Street Beats: Brass Ensemble” at Level 3

Two other activities are “Paradise: Forest Fairies Ballet Dance,” to be held at First World Rainforest, and Boulevard's Parade at Genting Grand Open Car Park.

As evident, the Genting International Children's Festival promises variety there is something for everyone from cheerleading to cosplaying to ballet. No doubt kids will love watching the handsprings, and tumbling and twisting skills of the cheerleaders who will light up the atmosphere at Level 1 of SkyAvenue during Cheers & Pom. This is a must-see event for those who enjoy watching the superior dexterity of graceful cheerleaders.


Another wonderful sight awaits at “Paradise: Forest Fairies Ballet Dance” where pretty ballerinas will whirl and twirl away as they entertain visitors in this land of make-believe. Surely there is nothing cuter than the sight of young people in colourful dance skirts and tutus!
People-watching should also be an enjoyable activity at “Storyland: Cosplay Meet & Greet”  where cosplayers will have a field day dressing up as their favourite characters, while “Street Beats: Brass Ensemble” promises fun in music street musicians playing drums, trombones, and trumpets, among others.
The holiday period is likewise celebrated with pomp and gaiety at Boulevard's Parade at the Open Car Park of Genting Grand. Just basking in this festive atmosphere alone would make an excellent activity for the whole family.

Soul of Shaolin theatrical show
Among the oldest institutionalised styles of Chinese martial arts, Shaolin kung fu is second to none in terms of beauty and artistry. And kung fu enthusiasts would be happy to know that this magnificent martial art form will be on full display at Resorts World Genting when the theatrical event, Soul of Shaolin: Hui Guang's Story takes centre stage from 28 May to 26 June 2017.
A critically acclaimed show that earned a nomination at the 63rd Tony Awards in 2009, it has held more than 500 performances worldwide in such countries as the US, Australia, Italy, Norway, India, Korea, Turkey, Macau, Hong Kong, and Turkey.  When it opened at Marquis Theater on Broadway in January 2009, all its seven performances were sold out and Jan 15 was promptly proclaimed China on Broadway Day by New York City.

At Resorts World Genting, Soul of Shaolin: Hui Guang's Story will be held at Genting International Showroom at 9pm or 4pm*, from 28 May to 26 June 2017. There will be two shows at 4pm and 9pm on 24 June. A total of 22 shows are scheduled, with each screening lasting 90 minutes (with 10 minutes intermission).
Billed as China's key cultural export project by China's Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Commerce, the State Administration of Radio, Film & Television, and the General Administration of Press and Publication, the event is deemed “the Best of China” and is brought to you by Asian Arts Connection.
Soul of Shaolin: Hui Guang's Story is a stirring portrait of the life of a Shaolin monk. The tale begins with a woman who is forced to abandon her son when she finds herself pursued by a group of bandits. The woman hides her child among tall grass before jumping off a cliff in her effort to evade capture.
The child is later found by Na Luo, a Shaolin kung fu monk, who also picks up a piece of broken jade he finds near the former. Years go by, and the child, named Hui Guang, grows strong and healthy raised and taught by Na Luo and also Miao Xing, the abbot of Shaolin Temple. Hui Guang's past is not hidden from him; the truth is revealed to him, along with the piece of jade.
Depressed upon learning about his tragic past, Hui Guang gets drunk and ends up provoking other monks. He is then punished by Miao Xing who places him in a cave known as Bodhidharma. As it turns out, Hui Guang learns about being a paragon of virtue that it is the real soul of Shaolin.
The story continues with him later crossing paths with his mother. Still out looking for her son, she once again finds herself in trouble when she runs into some ruffians. Hui Guang and Na Luo come to her aid, and while fighting off the hoodlums, the former loses his piece of broken jade. When his mother comes upon it later, she searches for him at his temple.
Mother and son are reunited and both wish to leave the temple to begin life anew. Unfortunately, temple rules dictate that a monk that wishes to leave, must fight his way out. As it turns out, the final opponent Hui Guang must face is Na Luo and the latter chooses to fake his vanquishing in order to help Hui Guang. The story thus ends well, with Hui Guang and his mother leaving the temple to start a new life.
Tickets for Soul of Shaolin: the Story of Hui Guang are priced at RM156 (VIP), RM126 (PS1), RM96 (PS2). GRC (Genting Rewards Card) members enjoy a 10% discount.

For more information, call +603 2718 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Domino's Pizza Open its 200th Store in Malaysia & 14,000th Store Worldwide

My family & I love to eat pizza. My son eats pizza at least twice a week. Last night, we were at Domino's Pizza at Galleria, Cyberjaya for dinner. Thanks to Domino's Pizza for having us there. This outlet is the 200th store in Malaysia, 14,000th store worldwide and also the 3,500th store in Asia Pacific. Congratulations to Domino's Pizza! This new store is located in Cyberjaya known as the Global Technology Hub and shows Domino's direction towards technology-focused approach as it progresses into its next phase of growth. In less than a year, Domino's Pizza Malaysia has added 50 stores to the country. Domino's Pizza Malaysia is expanding rapidly with 38 stores open in 2016 and 17 outlets in the first quarter of 2017. Globally, Malaysia is ranked #14 in terms of store count and top 10 in store growth. Malaysia is ranked #4 in Asia Pacific in store growth and is the 5th largest market after India, Australia, Japan and South Korea. 



When my family & I walked into this new Domino's Pizza store, we knew it was different from the usual outlets we see. We were really impressed with the store interior design. This is the first of its kind and is known as the Domino's Concept Store. It is double storey, very spacious and features a distinctive contemporary ambience with local and western influences.




A mixture of seating areas provides comfortable options for customers and their party.

The Cyberjaya store is one of the first to feature an interactive LED menu board which looks really cool. Three 43-inch LED screen panels provides customers with a convenient selection of Domino's popular and latest offers. Just beside the ordering counter, the 'Pizza Theater' allows customers to view their pizzas as it is being freshly hand-made. Each pizza is made after ordering so you can be sure your pizzas are freshly made.


Beautiful Morocan inspired tiles exudes stylish and timeless chic coupled with modern industrial inspired finishes sets the stage for a harmonious East meets West design.

There are many decorative spots where you can take wefies or selfies such as the custom-made inspiring quotes.



When I want to order Domino's Pizza, I usually do so online because it saves me time, petrol, parking and delivery is free. I buy at the store when there are certain promotions only applicable for take-aways such as the current personal pan pizza for only RM 5.90. Domino's Pizza Malaysia 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. Since then, the online ordering platform has grown tremendously, contributing significantly to its ordering traffic. Domino's Pizza Malaysia delivers online orders in 30 mins and are usually on time. It has the Great Pizza Service (GPS Tracker) which allows customers the added convenience to keep track on the status of their food order. If the delivery is late, you will get a free pizza voucher for your next purchase. Domino's Pizza has the largest pizza variety in the market with 31 pizza toppings, 6 types of sauces, 8 types of crusts and a delectable range of side dishes to choose from. 


Awards and Recognition
1) Domino's Pizza won Bronze in the "Restaurant & Fast Food" category of the prestigious Putra Brand Awards 2014, the Silver in 2015 and the Bronze in 2016.

2) Domino's Pizza Singapore recently received 'HR Asia Best Companies to Work for Asia in 2016' under F&B category. Domino's Pizza Malaysia and Singapore also received 'HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2013' award by HR Asia. This prestigious award recognizes corporations with significant levels of employee engagement and excellent workplace culture.

3) Domino's Pizza Malaysia is the award winner of the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2016 Gold Franny Award, a distinguished Achievement Award of the International Franchise Association at the Worldwide Rally in Las Vegas.

For more information of Domino's Pizza Malaysia, please visit their website https://www.dominos.com.my/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DominosMY.



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Food Review at CRP 45 Wellness & Cafe, Sri Petaling

If you are looking for a nice, cozy place where you can have good food with friends and family, you can check out CRP 45 Wellness & Cafe at Sri Petaling. CRP 45 means Cell Renewal Program in 45 days. This cafe was open 5 months ago, it is quite new but the food here is very tasty and delicious. Once you try it, you will certainly want to come back for more. Thanks to Lenny for the food review invitation. My son and I had the opportunity to taste the unique and delicious food I cannot find elsewhere.




The cafe is very spacious with nice lighting and when you enter, you can feel the cozy environment. We were recommended to try the chef's signature dishes.

Mushroom Soup & Garlic Bread (RM 14.00)


The Mushroom Soup is made from fresh button mushrooms chopped finely with the right texture. The garlic bread is crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside with lots of garlic taste. This was my son's favorite and he said it was the best garlic bread he has ever tasted.

Signature Salad (RM 12.00)

The Signature Salad is a must try. Even though it looks simple, this salad is very tasty and is the best salad I have tasted. It comes with fresh hand-picked tomatoes and juicy cucumbers garnished with crushed umeboshi topped with raisins and sesame seeds. The sauce tasted a little sweet & sour and believe me, you need to taste it to know how special it is. 

Cheesy Chicken Sandwich (RM 16.00)

This Cheesy Chicken Sandwich combines juicy pan-fried chicken with four types of melting cheese. If you love to eat cheese, you will love this sandwich.

 Margherita Pizza (RM 16.00)

One slice is missing because my son took it before I managed to take the photo. My son loves to eat pizza. This Margherita pizza is made with secret homemade tomato gravy topped with fresh button mushrooms, juicy tomatoes, luscious Mozzarella cheese and perennial herbs. It is thin and crispy with lots of cheese.


Aglio Olio (RM 18.00)

The Aglio Olio is the spicy Italian spaghetti with generous servings of juicy bacons and fried crispy vegetable which is very tasty. The chef, Preston said he uses olive oil to cook this dish because he wants his dishes to be healthy for the whole family. 

Carbonara (RM 20.00)

This Carbonara spaghetti has thick creamy cheesy sauce, juicy bacons and mushrooms. 

Fried Mushrooms (RM 12.00)

I can't get enough of this crispy, deep-fried mushroom. It is dipped with secret ingredient sauce before frying and makes your taste buds craving for more.


Deep-fried sweet potato (not in the menu yet) is a new dish which is very crispy and tasty. It's a great snack to order when you want to chat with friends here.


You can find desserts here too. Since we were full, we did not try the desserts.


To know more about CRP 45 Wellness & Cafe, please visit their Facebook HERE or Website HERE.

Address:
26-1, Jalan Radin Bagus 3, 
Sri Petaling,
57000 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact : 03-9547 4000


Disney's Tangled Series Premieres in Malaysia on 21 May 2017

RAPUNZEL SWINGS INTO ACTION WITH THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT OF 'TANGLED: THE SERIES,' ON SUNDAY, MAY 21 ON DISNEY CHANNEL IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Take part in The Tangled Quest from 21 May to 30 June to win exclusive “Tangled: the Series” prizes!


Rapunzel lets down her hair in Disney Channel’s brand new animated series “Tangled: The Series”! Premiering Sunday, May 21 at 11:30AM on Astro Ch 615, the series is set between the stories told in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ acclaimed 2010 film “Tangled” and its short film “Tangled Ever After”. The series will see Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprising their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene respectively.

With a new visually vibrant animation style inspired by Rapunzel’s drawings in the original film, the show follows Rapunzel on her adventures as she acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom, and the people of Corona. Along the way, her irrepressible spirit and natural curiosity about the world lead her to realize that there is so much more she needs to learn before she can accept her royal destiny as Princess of Corona.


At the heart of the series is Rapunzel’s relationship with her friends and family. Beloved characters from the feature film accompany Rapunzel on her journey, including love interest Eugene Fitzherbert (aka Flynn Rider); her loyal chameleon sidekick, Pascal; her no-nonsense, dutiful horse, Maximus; and the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs. The series will introduce Cassandra (voiced by Eden Espinosa), a tough-as-nails lady-in- waiting who becomes Rapunzel's confidante; and builds on her relationship with her parents, King Frederic (Clancy Brown) and Queen Arianna (Julie Bowen).


Rapunzel's relatable, heartfelt and comedic stories model the importance of building and nurturing relationships, and of exploration and self-discovery. With her strength, confidence, positive disposition and creativity, she is a role model for young viewers who are learning to take on new responsibilities just as she is.

To celebrate Rapunzel’s grand return across Southeast Asia, Disney Channel presents the multi-platform character hunt Tangled Quest. From 21 May to 30 June, kids and families can take part by snapping a picture of Rapunzel, Eugene, Maximus or Pascal with the Tangled Quest insignia on Disney Channel and Disney-owned social platforms and upload it on the Tangled Quest website (www.tangledquest.com). Eighty (80) lucky winners will stand a chance to win exclusive Tangled-themed goody bags.

The Tangled Quest will come to life in Malaysia, where Disney Channel fans can join in the fun to spot the characters at various on-ground pop-up activities across Kuala Lumpur. Locations will be revealed through weekly clues on Disney Channel and Astro Circle platforms, so stay tuned! In addition to Tangled-themed goody bags, three lucky winners will get to bring Rapunzel’s adventures home with a full scale Tangled-themed bedroom makeover. The series features songs produced by Academy Award-winning Disney Legend Alan Menken, who also composed the songs from the feature film.

About Disney Channels Southeast Asia Disney Channels Southeast Asia is responsible for the management, creative development and commercial operations of Disney owned channels across all media platforms in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, Palau, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines). Its flagship service Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive
television network that taps into the world of kids and families through animated series, originals and movies. Disney Channel is available to millions of viewers around the world across various platforms. Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.
For more information, log on to www.disney.my.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mother's Day Celebration at Sky Avenue Resorts World Genting


Mother's Day is a day of appreciation to all mothers for their love, guidance, support and everything a mother has done. Every year I celebrate mother's day with my mom and we usually go out for a movie or go shopping and have dinner. This year was different, thanks to Irene, Resorts World Genting, I celebrated Mother's Day with my mom, daughter and son at Sky Avenue Resorts World Genting which is 6000 feet above sea level. We were very excited as this was our first time we tried the Glass Floor Gondola Cable Car ride from Awana Transport Hub to Sky Avenue.




The ride was awesome and we enjoyed every moment of it. The rain forest view was stunning and we were lucky it was a sunny day. The fog could be seen when we were much higher. If your mobile phone battery goes low, you can even charge it in the gondola. 






On our way up, we saw the beautiful Chin Swee Temple Pagoda. The view was breathtaking and we would love to go on this again.


This is the glass floor of the gondola. If you are not afraid of heights, you will definitely enjoy the ride.

When we reached Sky Avenue, we headed to our assigned restaurant, Flavurs for lunch. Flavurs is located at Level 4 on the same level we got off the gondola exit.



The restaurant environment was cozy & clean and the staffs were very friendly & polite. We were quite hungry when we saw the menu because the menu photos looked really delicious. These were the food we ordered.


Creamy Mushroom Soup (RM 16.00). The soup tasted creamy and thick as the mushrooms were finely chopped. My daughter loved this mushroom soup.

Porky Fries (RM 13.00). This is luncheon pork meat deep fried and my son ate most of this because it was crispy and very tasty. It was a good appetizer dish. 

Pork Satay (RM 19.00) was very tasty and meat was tender. The cucumber, tomato and carrot slices were very fresh too. 


Smoked Salmon Roll (RM 19.00) was my mom's favorite dish. It has smoked salmon on top of the glutinous rice and tasted delicious. There was no fishy taste at all.

Shrimp & Chicken Dumplings with Noodles(RM18.50). The noodles were springy and the dumplings were big & tasty. My mom enjoyed eating the dumplings very much.

Sweet & Sour Chicken Cubes (RM 22.00). Meat was tender, vegetables fresh and the sweet & sour sauce tasted great. 


Butter Chicken (RM 23.00) tasted delicious and I would recommend this if  you do come here. The chicken is deep fried, crispy and goes well with the butter sauce. The curry leaves made it more fragrant.

Pineapple Cake (RM15.00)


 Guilin Herbal Pudding (RM10.00)

From left to right - Strawberry Sensation, Easy Peachy and Blueberry Mojito (RM17.00 each)


We were very full after finishing the dishes. Thanks to Flavurs for a great Mother's Day lunch. If you come to Sky Avenue, do come here to dine. 

After our heavy lunch, we went shopping at Sky Avenue. This is a new 5 level mall which is linked to First World Hotel and it is huge. There are many retail outlets such as Padini Concept Store, Sketchers, G2000, Adidas, Poh Kong, Bonia and many more. You will see lots of Food & Beverages outlets here namely Absolute Thai, Burger & Lobster, Babajia, BMS Organics, Madam Kwan's, Richdad, Tampopo, Dragon-i, Motorino, Acme Bar & Coffee, Tai Bae, Kyochon 1991, Cafes Richard, Wanhoi Yamcha, Dome, Tonkatsu, Din Tai Fung and lots more. 


We watched the Flash Mob performance at 4.00pm followed by hamper presentation to single moms by Datin Paduka YB Chew. These single mothers and their children were earlier treated lunch at Resort Steamboat and outing at SnowWorld. 


A stalk of carnation flower was given to mothers after the Flash Mob dance.

Group photo of  Datin Paduka YB Chew, single mothers with their children.

The fun did not end here as we were later treated with desserts and snacks at Gindaco, Madame Waffle, Gong Cha, Tokyo Secret, Inside Scoop and Just Heavenly before we headed home. 









Japan's no. 1 premium Takoyaki at Gindaco

At the end of the day, we went home with a full stomach. It was indeed a Happy Mother's Day for us. Resorts World Genting is such a happening place you will not get bored because there is so much to see and do. 

If you are free, please visit my daughter's blog on this Mother's Day celebration at Sky Avenue HERE. Thanks.

For more information on Resorts World Genting, please visit their Website https://www.rwgenting.com/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ResortsWorldGenting/