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Monday, 21 December 2015

Burn Baby Burn at BAKAR

I bet everyone don't like to answer or ask this question :

Where to eat? What to eat?

You decide lah, No! You decide!

and the story goes on and on and half an hour or rather an hour later... you guys are still arguing where to eat.

This happens most of the time but THANK YOU to the internet, it's quite easy to spot a good restaurant and BAKAR is no exception.

I've always been a fan of Mr Ben Yong, owner of the BIG GROUP. I think he's super creative and I really admire him! 


We were at BAKAR for Marcus' birthday dinner and it was my first time there. Take note that this place is not really that baby friendly and it's meant more for people enjoying their meals and having great conversation kinda place.

The menu is limited but trust me, the food is to die for.








We ordered to share, we had 2 plates of flatbread which was amazing, parcel clams bake which is spicy and gingery, it was so good that we ordered two bowls, the grilled watermelon and not forgetting the sotong bakar and chicken salt fries for appetiser. Sedap giler.





 I had the best salmon belly ever in my life. No joke. Until now, I can feel the taste of my bakar salmon belly. I am not a food blogger but this place is the bomb!

It was a nice and quiet dinner at first as we were the only group there but later on it was packed. Even after we finished our dinner, the server said the next group is already waiting for the our table. Business must be good! Location wise is a bit weird, deep in the housing area but it was all worthied!

Marcus has always been a fan of beef and YES its really good too. Sorry no picture :p



Mika agrees that the food is yummy!


Then comes the surprise birthday cake which Marcus have to crack it open hehe!











We ordered another dessert cos you know me lah, always craving for sweet stuff after dinner :) and S'mores are my favourite!






I will definitely come back! 

BAKAR 

Address:

11B, Lorong Kurau,
Taman Weng Lock, Bangsar
59000 Kuala Lumpur

Contact:

T: +603 2280 0073
F: +603 2282 3572







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Monday, 14 December 2015

Hello 176 Avenue, Bangsar!





You guys must have heard about this new all-in-one beauty station right opposite BSC. The lot which I always admire whenever I am driving back from Bangsar to home. The high ceiling with black frame glass and the cement  exterior really compliments each other. 


I've always wanted to check out the place and till one day, I've got an invite from Marcus' cousin who opened 176 Avenue with her 2 other partners.

From Nails, Hair, Waxing to Eyelash Extension! They've got you covered!

Ps : FREE PARKING! WoooHOOO! Don't have to waste time finding parking, just ask them to reserve a space for you. Also, if your car is blocking someone, they will personally help you re park your car while you pamper yourself. 

Good service right?








Come MaMa help Mika



MaMa, you nails look gorgeous today




One of reason why I like the place is because it's baby friendly ( YAY to baby friendly places ) Now I can do my nails while Mika plays around at the kid's corner.





Did I mention this place serves you alcohol while you are making your self even more gorgeous?
Yes! White wine, Red or beer! You name it! Or you can even choose fruit juice, coffee and tea.




They also have private rooms for you to get ready. I am sure brides would love getting ready here! You can also book for a hen's night party or even a baby shower! It is really spacious and the place is just very instagrammable!




 You may ask, how is their service like?

Good. Very attentive servers to make sure you are comfortable. The manicurist are talented as well! I've never tried waxing or did eyelash extension just yet. 

Is there anything I would like to have to make it better?

Maybe a massage service would be nice? Simple body massage or foot massage to complete the day.

I can imagine myself lounging around there with a nice soft plush robe and slippers, sipping wine while getting pampered :) and watching my son like a hawk at the corner of my eyes. 

I also can imagine it's a place for mothers like to escape for half a day. Perhaps a good gift to your hardworking wife on Mother's Day? 

or

Another fun day with your girlfriends of course.


This place do actually feels like home, a luxurious home with beautiful interior and multiple talented people working to pamper you. 

Now you know why I feel like wearing a robe and laze around.

You will understand it completely once you are there.


They are also having a Christmas promotion right now!

RM 100 for  GEL Manicure Christmas Nail Art  :)


I purposely put the Santa Claus and now Mika loves to find it whenever I said
" Where's Santa? "

and he will find the right nail :) 

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Traveling to Seoul with a one year old

It was madness.

Mika just turned one and we decided to bring him to Seoul, Korea during Autumn, which I've never experience this season before. I've never even been to a country during Autumn or Winter.

 Yes, I've never touch snow before as I am more of a beach bum kinda person.

To be honest, I wasn't completely geared up for this trip as I was busy with work, Su Anne's wedding and taking care of the baby. I didn't even put much effort in research and I think it's why my trip was not as good as I thought it would be.

Traveling to Seoul with a toddler who just learn to walk is crazy. He wants to be carried all the time! Thank goodness we bought a new traveling stroller just in time for Seoul, can't imagine we traveling it with the Mima Xari.

The plane ride was OK because it was a 1 am flight and we book the Premium Flatbed instead as I know my back will patah even before we land in Seoul. We reached Seoul in the wee mornings, don't bother taking the train. Take UBER instead. With a baby and your heavy luggages ( more of baby's stuff ) you will have a hard time carrying everything!

There is not a single baby/kid in the train station as it's not baby friendly, there are too many steps and we were lucky as we travel in groups. My friends and sister was always there to help me. Thank you guys, couldn't do it without your help.




Mika's expression for the first two days! 

The weather is nice but sometimes can be quite cold especially during the night. Make sure that your baby always have proper clothing. We bought heat tech inner clothing for the whole family from Uniqlo. Nice, comfy and warm.




Walking around Myeong Dong looking for awesome beauty products. I love Myeong Dong, but it's also not baby friendly. LOL.

You wanna know why?

Because all the cafe are upstairs and not a single one downstairs! We had to carry the stroller UP and DOWN and forget about nursing rooms. NONE! I hardly see any kid around. I even nurse him in the toilet.

Myeong Dong is filled with so many people walking that my husband gave up and he went to find a cafe to chill with Mika while I shop. Yup, not that baby friendly... 



First day OOTD
Scarf from H&M
Top from ZARA
Pants fro PADINI
Bag from Charles&Keith
Shoes from Melissa

I wore my Melissa shoes the whole time in Seoul because it's so comfy!

We also checked out the DDP, which was so so so so beautiful....



Amazing architecture at the DongDaeMun Design Plaza, it has this Sci-Fi kinda feels.



Not forgetting the amazing LED roses which brightens the city and captivated our hearts.
You will literally go.. Awwwwwwwww....





Oh, forgot to mention that Lina and I went shopping at 2am! This is once in a life time experience which I will never forget.. Left the baby sleeping with the hubs, hop into the cab and off to DDM! 

Also, the people there don't really speak English and the cab drivers are quite rude, we had quite a few experience where they just left us somewhere near our destination and we got lost. Getting lost with a baby is not fun. I think everyone in the group has the same incident. I even got lost in the market without any phone, and I asked at least 4-5 groups if they speak English and all of them juts shook their head till I finally met one. Better brush up on your Korean if you plan to visit one... 




Then the next day we head to Apujeong, where cafe Dior is located! Sheena first saw it on Instagram and we were so excited to try Pierre Herme's delectable desserts! 

Everyone there was super friendly to us which was a shocker! They opened our car door, greeted us with a smile and carefully explain whatever we question them. They are all smiley and generally nice people. I don't know whether the love Mika or they noticed Jasiminne's limited edition Lady Dior handbag?



The manager suggested to try their famous Ispahan Ice Cream which totally blew my mind! And I paired it with the Ispahan champagne. 

Yes, I need some drink after the first hectic day I've had... 

The perfect combo





Second Day OOTD 
Inner top and bottom from UNIQLO HEAT TECH
BULU Layer from H&M
Belt from Vera Wang
Shoes from Melissa




With the Seoul Sisters,
Jasiminne, Jillian, Lina, Me and Sheena





Not forgetting our family photo which is a must! Love this blue sweater that Jolyna, Vicca, Ernest and Chris got for him for his first birthday.


The ambience was really nice and relaxing with a lot of click click..

Hehe, click click means a lot of girls taking selfie with desserts!










Mika had a lot of FUN in Lotte World, like finally! The only place filled with kids.. but with Mika being only one year old and barely walks, the rides were kinda limited :(

We actually bought the one day pass and regretted it as we paid quite a lot and we didn't even try on any rides for the adults. I suggest if you don't want to play any ride, you can pay only for the baby rides that you wanted. 











To me honestly, it's just like a bigger GENTING HIGHLANDS... Nothing really to shout about but Marcus said it was good, so I don't know... perhaps I didn't enjoy it as I was already falling sick.

The last day we spent at Olympic Park which is one of the best park I've been too. The red, orange and yellow were too beautiful to be missed. It's my first time seeing this and yes, there were no single baby in sight. LOL. Perhaps all the kids are hiding from the cold? 












Yup, that's me BREASTFEEDING by the park and yes it was freezing cold but we were feeling so warm at the time... Skin to skin is the best and I am sure Mika enjoyed his milk.



With the famous ALONE TREE, you are not alone anymore!



With my MELISSA shoes, thank you for accompanying me to Seoul.. you really took good care of my feet! LOVE YOU! and even though it's really dirty now ( after walking in the park ) it's so easy to clean it! Just use wet wipes to wipe all the dirts that stuck on my shoe. Love  how I can be fashionable yet comfy.














Mika lost one side of his shoes in Olympic Park which broke my heart. I didn't even noticed that his shoe went missing til after we got out from the park! This picture proves it went missing around this area..

Le Sigh...




Till we meet again, Seoul..

Saranghae*

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