Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2015 - A brand new year !

My past year as a Working Mum & a Blogger 

A year has passed in a blink of an eye. Im sure we all had our share of  ups & downs. Each wonderful experienced we gained should be cherished while the ones that had given us pain, fear and sorrow should be forgotten, forgiven & kept as a lesson in life.

Be thankful for what we have accomplished so far, as coming to this point was never easy nor smooth. We are who we are today because of how our life's journey & experiences has moulded us.

Be grateful to those who have been with us through difficult times when we have hit rock bottom.

Those who have betrayed us, hurt us & had given nothing except sorrow during the last year, lets forget the pain that have slit through our hearts like a sharp knife, lets forgive them for what they have done because those who forgive & forget have bigger hearts ! They may have done this unknowingly or due to certain circumstances that sometimes can never be explained or understood. Its never easy but lets try. I had my share of betrayal but I'm here today to forget & forgive......

Be thankful for what we have in our pockets today, lets not compare nor become a green eyed monster, as that only brings you to insecurity and low self esteem. But having healthy competition is always encouraged as it gives you motivation & challenges

Feel blessed that we have a roof under our heads and reach out to those who need our guidance & assistance.

Here I would like to wish everyone & all the wonderful bloggers out there a very Happy and Prosperous New Year

Happy New Year

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Kulfest 2014


 Date : 25th - 27th of December 

Venue : Matic, Jalan Ampang 

Time : 2pm - 2am 

This will be Kuala Lumpur's first biggest creative marketplace ! About 20, 000 visitors will be targeted at this first KULFEST event. And its happening this weekend from the 25th of December to 27th of December in MATIC, Jalan Ampang. 

This event is organized by Switchblade Kuala Lumpur & PintuMerah

What is this event all about ?!
It will feature our own homegrown local talents in arts, fashion & culinary. Many art pop-ups planned to be installed here this weekend. 

You get to be part of the Y.E.S ( Year End Sale ) as the vendors will give you good deals 

This are some of the things you can catch here in this event

Comedy Night - Lawak Berdiri
Source : Switchblade

One of the food truck vendors - Wheeloaf
Source : Switchblade

Booth by LineCense KL - concept fashion brand
Source : LineCense

Loads of stuff from Laci Baju
Source : Laci Baju

See you guys there tomorrow !!! 
Source : Pintu Merah 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Darlie for the Toddlers

Guess what came in the mail !! This time its for the kids. Its not my usual cosmetics or beauty products, or vouchers. The kids will have a chance to try it out & maybe share their opinion on this new upgraded Toothpaste.

Came in the mail today 

Watch this space for the review ! 

Monday, 22 December 2014


2014 is almost ending ! Can't believe this year just went past in a blink of an eye. A lot of wonderful moments to cherish this year.... mainly my brother's wedding which took place a couple of weeks ago. My relatives from all over the country came down to witness this memorable event. During this time, I realised food delivery to your door step is the utmost important thing. We had a lot work piled up, a week before the wedding, everyone had their own task to handle & hence there were so little time to think about cooking for the whole family & cleaning up. The best way to get food delivered to you was from a reliable online food delivery service.

And so here I am today, to introduce FoodPanda, an online food delivery service that is both reliable & quick.


This is what FoodPanda has to say about them in their website :

We are a small team of problem solvers, designers, thinkers and tinkers, working around the clock to make Foodpanda the most powerful online tool for food delivery in the universe. We believe that ordering food should be easy, fast and definitely fun! We wanted something simpler, so we made it.

There are an online food delivery service to help you save lots of time. You can forget about having to queue for your food at a restaurant / cafe, forget about waiting in a jam just to pick up your food or even eating the same fast food over and over again ! 

There are here to help save our precious time by connecting us to great food. It does not matter whether you're at work in the office or at home, they will still deliver your food to your doorstep. The website gives you detail of restaurants nearby you and the foods & beverages that they offer. So all you have to do is go through the list and pick what you like to order.... yup its that simple :) 

Work piled up at the Office and you have no time to get to a restaurant ?! FoodPanda is here to solve this for you

You can choose from over 500 restaurants, some of which are popular international chains like Tony Roma's, Kenny Rogers, Sushi King, Gongcha, A&W rootbeer, Cubes Pizza, Sakae Sushi and Italiannies. You can also order wide range of cuisines like Malay food, Indian food, Middle Eastern, Western food or Sushi. Drinks are not an issue too........ you can choose Chatime, Starbucks, Denise Wines and many more. You just have to let your imaginations go wild. 

                   might think its difficult to order online, or you're not sure on how or where to start ordering from, or you might even be thinking of the hassle of registration online prior to the delivery. Well... fret not ! I have tried & tested and hence I can guarantee you that the process is very simple. I will take you step by step on how to order from FoodPanda

And I can't believe that this statement is actually coming from me! I do not work with laptops like many others out there ..... so Im definitely not a tech savvy. I practically prefer going to the banks to do my usual errant, I prefer going to the restaurants to get my meals, but after knowing about this wonderful site I think otherwise....

We decided to eat lunch at home on a lazy Sunday. My husband was away and plus I had to babysit my neighbours kid as well. Now for me to handle 3 kids all by myself during a meal is very difficult if Im going to eat at a restaurant. They will definitely drive me up the wall at a particular restaurant by creating a lot of mess and making a lot of noise that might disturb the other customers. Hence, I've decided to order from FoodPanda. The kids can have their own pace to eat and I dont have think about the mess that they create. Its a Win-Win situation. And I was so proud of the idea. So sit back & read on as I assist you on this 

Step 1

Click on this link - As you click on the link, this is what you see.
Click the Log in / Register button on the top right corner

Step 2 

Register an account with . As you click on the Log in / Register button this is what you see. 
Create an account by filling up your particulars.

Step 3 

Enter your city & area. Click find restaurants 

Step 4

Surf the site for your preferred restaurants..... you will have plenty of choices ! When I entered my city & area, I had a list of 50 restaurants to choose from. Guess what ?! You can also filter them according to your preferences.

Step 5 

How to filter according to your preferences ? Well at the left hand side, you see a column like this. You can choose what you prefer, for example you have a choice of Halal & Non- Halal food, if you're looking only for beverages, to find out if pre-order & pick ups are possible or you're looking for extra perks like if the restaurants offer any Deals. You can also filter by choosing what Cuisines you like, Malaysian food, fast food, Pizza, Cakes, sandwiches or seafood. 

I wanted a restaurant that offers both Western & Malaysian food and that comes along with beverages. So I clicked on Western, Malaysian food and beverages( as you see from the picture above)  and I had a few restaurants to choose from. 

Step 6

It also shows you their delivery time and delivery charges. Once you have filtered and decided which restaurant you want, just click 'Go to menu' and have fun choosing the dishes & beverages that you like. 

Step 7 

As you choose your dishes it appears on the right hand side like this. It gives you the list of what you have ordered, the quantity, the price of each dish, the total amount that you need to pay. Once you have checked your list,Click 'Proceed to checkout'

Step 8 

You can now review your order again. If you need to add more dishes or remove a certain dish, you can still do so by clicking 'Change Order' at the top right hand corner. You can choose your delivery time, whether you want them ASAP or choose 'later' and give them the exact date and timing. I wanted them to deliver as soon as possible and so I clicked on it. Once you're done click 'Checkout'

Step 9

You're done ! Continue your work routine or relax by watching TV while the FoodPanda delivers food right to your doorstep !! 

40 minutes later 

Hey...... guess who was at the front door 20 minutes earlier than expected !! Its the friendly delivery guy from FoodPanda. The kids were starving & were very excited when he came all smiling with 3 big bags full of yummy food. He was not only very friendly but also very professional & that impressed me.

Mr.Rizal - the delivery guy from FoodPanda

The delivery guy's name is Mr.Rizal and he has been with the FoodPanda team for the past 6 months. He said he loves his job, though its quite challenging to go through traffic to deliver the food on time. He sometimes need to deliver upto 20 customers a day. Just before he left my place, he also said if I was not satisfied with the delivery or if I had any issues with the service I could contact FoodPanda's Customer Service.

Our 3 bags full of yummy food delivered on time for lunch 

Look what the kids spotted on his t-shirt !! My younger one loves pandas since he first saw them in our Zoo Negara. So this got him all excited. He still asks me if the 'panda guy is coming with food again to our place !

Can you spot their number? If you have a problem or a question that you would like to clarify with them, 
just call this number : 1-300-800-262  

The food that I ordered, came nicely packed, nothing was spilt and was delivered right one time.  The best part was, the food was pipping hot ! It was ready to eat and hence I didnt have to microwave it or reheat it, thanks to the efficient food delivery service

Nothing was spilt or ruined thanks to the efficient food delivery service 

The food was delivered pipping hot so I didnt have to reheat it again

The kids enjoyed their meal, I managed to save time plus it was easier to manage the kids at the comfort of my own home. 

You can also download FoodPanda app on mobile for easy ordering. Its Free of charge


Step 1 

Click the link below & install the FoodPanda app



Step 2 

Once you have successfully installed the app, you see this. Choose your county and your preferred language. Click on 'Get Started'

Step 3 

Once you have entered your city & area click 'Get Started'. You will see a list of restaurants for you to choose from.

Step 4 

You can filter according to your choices. The rest of the steps are similar to the once I have explained earlier. 

Any birthday's coming up ? You want to have a candle light dinner at the comfort of your home ? Or you want to organize a family dinner ? Thinking of surprising your loved one ?  Food panda is ready  to deliver the food of your choice to any place that you request.

So what are you waiting for ?! Try Food Panda delivery service this Christmas. Share your experience here if you have ordered with them before !

Here are more links to connect you with food panda

1.  Food Panda facebook -

2. Food Panda website -

3. Food Panda Apps  -



I  am proud to be part of the Butterfly Project Malaysia and would like to thank them for believing in me as a blogger & giving me plenty of opportunities. Check them out here for more updates

Saturday, 6 December 2014

L'Oreal Paris Contest

The Biggest Contest of the Year 

Hi guys..... Im pretty sure by now, you would have heard about this contest ! Fret not if you havent ! Im here today to tell you a little about this contest.

L'Oreal Paris

This is a total beauty care company that combines the latest in technology with the highest in quality for the ultimate in luxury beauty at mass. They represent the essence of the L'Oreal Paris brand as a whole, a spirit which is about helping every woman embrace her unique beauty while reinforcing her innate sense of self-worth

Their Brand signature phrase that is so commonly used by all of us -    ''Because Im worth it''. I've heard this phrase over and over again and I love it ! Yes we are all just some random people living together in this world, we may not be Jennifer Aniston, Aisywarya Rai or Gisele Bundchen but hey we are definitely a unique individual that strive in this challenging world together with all the celebrities out there.......... And we definitely need to embrace our beauty in every way possible BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTH IT !

There is 10 weeks of beauty thrills just for you... From 1st November till 31st December ! So you have a whole load of time to join this contest... trust me you wont be dissapointed !

They are giving away daily and weekly prizes over the next 10 weeks to reward their highest spenders! If you spend the most overall on L'Oreal Paris products by 31st December 2014, you'll drive home their Grand Prize - a brand NEW CAR worth over RM 100,000 !!

Yup that right........... you WIN A CAR WORTH RM 100,000 !! This is your chance guys.... dont miss out on this contest, you might regret it later.

And guess what they is more !!

You can also win daily prizes & weekly prizes. Weekly prizes are Poh Kong jewellery worth of RM 7,500 & Kitchen appliances. Daily prizes are Hamper worth RM 100 x 3 .

So your chances of winning are higher 

HOW TO ENTER the contest ?! Here are the simple steps that you can follow..... 

1. Spend over RM20 on L'Oréal Paris products

2. Upload a photo of your receipt

3. Answer a simple question

4. Shop more to increase your chances of winning

Now isn't that simple ! 

Visit this page for registration and more details 

Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Much awaited wedding....

The ritual, plenty of Indian food & sweets, melam & nadaswaram, the colourful sarees, shopping, pre planning..... it has definitely been the hectic month by far yet it was one of the best days. Can't believe my lil bro got hitched to a beautiful girl. My bro who only talks about Liverpool team, manual cars & their engines, backpacking, oil platforms, 'backpacking again' now talks about earrings, high heels and roses. Yeah ROSES !!! It was never in his vocabulary.... lol

Mum & dad said they are less stressful as they have passed the complicated & challenging responsibility to the bride

We would like to thank Family & Friends who went all out in helping out at the wedding. You know who you are !! Without you guys the wedding wouldn't have been a success. A Big THANK YOU once again....

Enjoy the Photo Montage with the song from Best days of my life fr the album Oh, what a life

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Wellness Carnival 2014

Any plans this weekend ? Are you bored at home ? Well, if you have nothing planned this weekend, then head on to Mid Valley Exhibition Center, Hall 1. Loads of activities lined up to keep you and your family busy

14th - 16th November 2014
10am to 9pm ( Friday & Saturday )
10am to 7pm ( Sunday )

Its free admission and these are some of their key highlights 

1. Health Screening & Counselling
2. Health Seminars
3. Health & Beauty exhibition
4. Kids & Fun activities
5. Games & Freebies

Stage activities lined up for you and your kids ! So do check it out.......

Monday, 27 October 2014

Hindi Movie - Happy New Year

I've had the privilege to watch a special movie screening of a Hindi movie called Happy New Year at the Indulge TGV One Utama recently. This movie was directed by Farah Khan, who has been choreographing hundreds of dance routines in the world of Bollywood. 

As you can see from the movie poster, this movie boasts strong characters, like Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. It has been a while, since I saw a hindi movie and was hoping this movie will turn out good. But did it turn out the way I wanted it too ?! Is the movie worth watching again ?! Read on to find out more.........

Source : Zee Variasi

The cast and crew

Shah Rukh Khan 

Deepika Padukone

Abhishek Bachchan

Boman Irani

Vivaan Shah

Jackie Shroff

Sonu Sood 

Beware.... Spoilers ahead ! 

Charlie ( Shah Rukh Khan ) is all set to take revenge on Charan Grover ( Jackie Shroff )  who ruined his fathers life under a false robbery act. He started recruiting one by one, to form a team to steal a handful of diamonds. These diamonds are kept in Shalimar, a huge safe with numerous tight security. The only person that can access the safe is none other than Charan Grover and his son. Charlie has been waiting almost 8 years to take revenge on this guy, and the best time to do this is by joining the World  Dance Championship. 

The 6 of them can't dance..... hence they had to ask a bar dancer Mohini ( Deepika Padukone ) for help. Initially she refused, but later they managed to convince her to teach them the basics and she joined the team as well. She was the only person who did not know the motive of joining the World Dance Championship. 

The whole movie evolves around stealing the diamonds from the Shalimar. Each move is scrutinised over and over again before it gets executed. 

The Happy New Year Trailer 
Source : Red Chillies Entertainment

This movie doesn't give you anything new to look forward too. Its a repetition of classical hindi revenge story that we've seen over and over again. The poor script doesnt capture the audience mind. The countless comedy bits doesnt allow you to laugh your heads off. I felt Farah Khan could have done better with the script. The movie does boast wonderful actors and actress but it just doesnt give you enough, something is still lacking despite the famous cast. 

But then again if you're looking for something entertaining without going deep into the script, then you might enjoy the movie to some extent. The songs are wonderful especially the India Waale song. Its very catchy and you just want to go out there and dance to the tune. Its one of my favourite song from the movie.... and I can hear myself humming to the tune at work ! They definitely spent alot on the movie, looking at the beautiful grand sets, stage shows during the world Dance Championship and their wonderful costumes. The dance and songs are beautiful in this movie. 

India Waale song
Source : T series 

Here I would also like to introduce a new show on Zee Variasi ( Bollywood entertainment channel ). Its called ''Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale''. Whats the connection you may ask ?!! 

Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale is a new reality show in line with the movie Happy New Year. It's India's first ever multi city dance tour in the quest to find the happiest dancers. It allows dancers to brush aside considerations such as technique and training, allowing them to let their hair down and dance straight from their hearts. 

The title of this show was actually inspired by my favourite song Indiawaale from the movie itself. This show will test their dancers on the level of energy and happiness they bring on the stage.  

And the best part is coming up !! Guess who are the judges for this reality show??! You definitely dont wanna miss this show once you know who the judges are..... I can guarantee you on that for sure! 

The judging panel is the star cast of the movie !! So you have Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Farah Khan, Boman Irani, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah 

How cool is that !! You get to watch them live in action, judging the fellow dancers. They are basically of set, being themselves and judging the show from their hearts...... something that I would love to watch.

With the core idea of spreading happiness throughout the country through dance, this reality show comprises 10 episodes, which will be aired on Zee Variasi, every Saturday and Sunday from 18th of October for five consecutive weekends in total. 

The grand finale of this reality show will be held on the 16th of November. 

Reality Show : Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale

Date : Every Saturday and Sunday starting from 18th of October 2014

Channel : Zee Variasi ( 108 on Astro ) 

Grand Finale : 16th of November  

Pictures of Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale from Zee TV 

Shah Rukh Khan

Deepika Padukone

The judges of Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The launch of Bollywood Professional at MUSE by Watsons

Being dark skinned I've always had my share of problems when buying cosmetics at a certain places. Mainly because their colors are too bright or just too light to go along with my skin colour & tone. Hence, when I received the invite for the launching of Bollywood Professional at the MUSE by Watsons, I was kinda excited and was hoping to find something that can suite my complexion. 

The wide range of cosmetics offered by Bollywood Professional

Bollywood Professional is the number one cosmetics brand used by Bollywood's top makeup artists for their Bollywood superstars. That means the makeup that you see on the actresses in the numerous Bollywood  movies are from this cosmetic brand ! They always seem to have that wonderful radiant, glowing skin, luscious lips, sexy eyes that makes them very vibrant & glamourous.  The secret is finally out and we get to be part of it. 

There were few make up artist to help you out with the products. Some of them will concentrate on your eyes, or your face and some will help you choose the right colours for your lips. I got to do my eyes first. 

I decided to let the make up artist choose the colours for me....... the only rule was, I didnt want it to look too dramatic. She chuckled & said not to worry... I'll go with your saree colour. That sounds about right I felt :)

Botanical shadow Primer

Just before using the eye shadow, she recommended the Botanical Shadow Primer. She used a very small amount of it and applied evenly over the upper eye area. Im very particular when it comes to my eyes cause Im allergic to some products. Sometimes it causes severe itchiness or my eyes starts watering..... yeah I know.... thats such a pain at times. But this primer did not give me any of those problems and Im glad. 

The benefits of this primer you may ask ?! 

- it primes your eyes for a smooth, long lasting eye shadow application
- evens the eyelid color and texture
   Now this I really need ! Cause I dont think I have an even texture on my upper eye area.
- botanically infused to soothe the delicate eye area 
- it has vitamin E !
- it has chamomile & aloe that helps to moisture the area 

Following which she combined a few eye shadows to match my bright pink & purple saree. The color did complement the saree colour. 

The make up artist applying the eye shadow right after the botanical shadow primer
Source : Bollywood Professional

Just before I got my face done, I was intoduced to Rani Birring !! She is the managing director of Bollywood Professional, born and brought up in England, and a professional make up artist. She is well versed with her knowledge of the beauty industry and its differing markets around the world... and she knew we Malaysians will be overwhelmed if products like this reached our shores.... and indeed it did.... dont you all think ! 

Tinted Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 

She herself saw my skin tone and recommended the tinted primer broad spectrum SPF 20 medium color to the make up artist.... And i agreed. Im sure she knows better. For me, I dont want the foundation to be too thick, or something that will be make me too fair. There is nothing wrong being dark skinned...... you just need a primer/ foundation that complements your skin tone. 

The make up artist showing the color of the tinted primer 

After the application of the tinted primer - with my make up artist 

I love the look..... what it did to me was it hid all my pores and gave me a smooth complexion. You can wear the primer alone or under the foundation. I was quite happy with the primer alone so I skipped the foundation.

Next stop is the Lipstick ! They have 12 beautiful colours in their Liquid Lipstick range. The colours are very bold and bright. My personal best is Pumpkin Spice, Electric Coral, Electric Taffy and Electric Pink !! These lipsticks are very creamy without the sticky feeling. Plus they are long lasting.... so we dont have to apply over and over again !! I would pick the lipsticks as one of my personal favorites here :) The other advantage of using these would be giving your lips the extra hydration that they need. 

Liquid Lipstick

From top to bottom

1. Electric Pink
2. Electric Taffy
3. Electric Coral
4. Pumpkin Spice 

The way you decide on quality when it comes to buying lipstick is by the pigments.  When you put it on your skin, how much color is in it. These Bollywood Professional liquid lipstick are high in pigment and you can actually see the difference when you use them.

Now where can you get them ?! 
Head on to MUSE by Watsons at Sunway Pyramid 

Why did Bollywood Professional choose MUSE by Watsons ?

Well, this is mainly because MUSE by Watsons pride themselves on their quality. They have different products and all of them are known for their high quality. Their staffs are accustomed to give you the best service & good advice. You will definitely walk out of their stores with the right products, whether its skincare or cosmetics. 

You can also find them at
1. Isetan Suria KLCC - Opened in June this year
2. Genting Grand Hotel - Genting Highlands 

There will be more boutiques coming soon at these places
1. TANGS Malaysia 
2. TANGS Singapore
3. IOI Mall in Putrajaya 

The Star in You fragrance

Beside skincare and cosmetics they also have their own fragrance ! Yup... you heard it right. They . have everything in their bag. Its called ''The Star in You''. This is what Bollywood Professional got to say about their new fragrance 

This fragrance is expressive, individual and modern, filled with flashes of pure brilliance. For the STAR in you, is vibrant and alive, with luminous notes of cherry and mandarin, warmed with the depth and mystery of woods and spices. 

The miniature - The Star in You fragrance 
Each of us get to take home this miniature to try it out 

SuperWear Creme Shadow - Naturale 

Each of us get to take home a SuperWear Creme Shadow too. I will be reviewing them soon, so watch out for it. 

Some of the pictures taken on the day of the event

Butterflies getting their make up done by the Pros using Bollywood Professional products

The butterflies were introduced to the Bollywood Professional skincare, cosmetics and fragrance 

With the Brand Principal - Rani Birring 

This was one of my first few events with the Butterfly Project, and I got to meet many of the famous butterflies who have been blogging for number of years. Some of them were really friendly and helpful. Also met Tammy for the first time, who is the founder of Butterfly Project. Spotted one or two new ones just like me.... and we got along pretty well :)

Some of the Blog business cards from the other Butterflies

Would really love to thank the Butterfly team, Bollywood Professional and MUSE by Watsons for this wonderful opportunity. A great experience, a walk in a different path, another mile stone, another time-stamped entry.... 

The links that you might be interested in 

1. Bollywood Professional FB - 

2. MUSE by Watsons FB -

3. Bollywood Professional website -  http:/