Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Dog's Purpose @ Every Dog Happens For A Reason

I have a puppy at home, his name is Zoi D.
He is a male Shih Tzu, and now he is about 11 years old.
Lik brought him from Thailand, so I always wonder if he can understand Thai more than English.#lol
He is covered with soft white and brown curly fur, and with a pair of large and dark eyes.
Zoi D is a very independent boy, who doesn't really enjoy being cuddle like a puppy would.
But, he is always loving and adorable; though sometimes he is being naughty by peeing inside the house to get our attention.
When I am home alone by myself during the day, I enjoy having him with me.
Most of the time, he will just look at me or he just lay under my leg.
When we come back home, Zoi D will begins to jump and wave his tail in joy.
Zoi D doesn't bark, he only barks when you give him snacks.
So most of the times, he is very quiet.
He seems like having lot's of thoughts in his mind, so I always wondering what he is thinking and how he feeling in a different way. #haha
He is a timid dog, that's what he always make me laugh loud with his all kind "stupid" movements.



Zoi D is too cute for words.
If you meet him in person, you are gonna love how cuddly he is.
He is always such a good boy for us, and brings us joy everyday.
Even in the upset moments, Zoi D managed to put a smile on my face, simply because he is always lovable.



That's the story of Zoi D.
I ain't a dog lover when I was a kid, because my mum didn't allow us to get close with any fur kids.
But ever since I encountered with them, I started to like their unique ways, and how they are interact with people makes me feel great. :)



I think I'm dragging way too far of today's topic. #haha
Let's come back to the movie that I wanted to share with you all.
First of all, many thanks to The Butterfly Project for the special premiere screening of A Dog's Purpose on Tuesday.
This movie has stolen my heart and my tears for all the touching and inspiration moments.
For a dog lover likes me, I bet you will cry a river!



A Dog's Purpose is based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron.
This is the story of a dog who goes through four reincarnations as different breeds.
He is seeking a dog's purpose in life in his different life, and also he affects the lives of various human owners.
This lovely sweet movie is directed by Lasse Hallstrom and casting by Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad and Peggy Lipton.



In his first reincarnation, he is an adorable Golden Retriever, named Bailey.
He was being rescued by a 8 year old Ethan and they started to form an indelible bond till Ethan grows into a university student.
Bailey has to put down because he is sick.



The second reincarnation is a German Shepherd, named Ellie.
She has done everything a police dog can do by rescuing her partner, Carlo.
At the end, though she was killed in the line of duty but she was satisfy because she has fulfilled her purpose of saving lives.



The third dog is Tino, a Corgi adopted by a female college student, Mia.
Tino brightens the life of Mia who eventually bring classmate AI into her life.
He has a good life with Mia, but at last he has to be put down because he is old.



In his last reincarnation, he is a Black Lab, named Buddy.
He meets up with his owner, Ethan as an old man again.
Buddy feels Ethan is not happy and he feels like it's his purpose to make Ethan a happy man again, so he reunites Ethan and Hannah who was the ex-girlfriend of Ethan before.



In each of his incarnations, the dog learns something more about what a dog's purpose is and by the end of the movie, he feels he has fulfilled his purpose.
Whenever possible, find someone to save and save them.
Love the one you love.
Don't get upset face about what happened.
Have fun, and just be here now.



There is nothing in the world that your dog loves more than you.
Our dogs give us so much and ask so little in return.
Honestly, I am lucky to have Zoi D in my life.
I know that dog's life span is very short, maybe very soon it would have leave us.
Yet, I'm praying to god to let Zoi D be with us forever.
If you love dogs, you can't go wrong with A Dog's Purpose.



Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to thanks to the organization of Pawse For A Cause.
PFAC is a homegrown project uniting local artistes to raise funds for animal shelters and organizations across the country.
On 29th July 2017, PFAC is having a second annual charity carnival in order to seek the condition of strays nationwide, raise funds for pet non-profits, and educate the public on the Animal Welfare Act soon taking effect.
There will be a series of activities has been crafted to welcome this event such as performances, professional workshops, consumer contests etc.
Animals deserve a good life and we strive to make that a reality for our country's own.
Do something you can do for the fur kids, and most importantly, please ADOPT, don't shop!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Music Talk @ Uncontrollably Fond OST

Any K drama out there?
What's the recent best K drama to introduce, despite the big hit Goblin?
I know Missing 9 is pretty good, and also has my favourite Jung Kyung-Ho. #hehe
10 episodes were already uploaded to the website, and I couldn't stop watching ever since I finished the 3rd episode.
Anyway, the last K drama I have just recently finished was the Uncontrollably Fond by Kim Woo-Bin and Bae Suzy.
I am surprise that this drama isn't as famous as the others; my sister-in-law said maybe because this drama does't have a happy ending that everyone likes.
But if you are a K drama fans, I think you should just go and watch it!
It has great plot, beautiful couple, romantic winter scenes, and the most important thing is it has beautiful soundtracks!
So, let's jump to today's music talk with my top 5 OST from this beautiful drama.



#1 A Little Braver by New Empire
Glad to know a new rock band from Sydney through this drama.
I think this song fits perfectly for this drama with it's slow rhythm and meaningful lyrics.
I really like this song and couldn't get it out of my head; so now I got it as my ringing tone on my phone. #hehe


#2 Picture in My Head @ Kim Woo-Bin
Can't believe Kim Woo-Bin has such a deep and sexy voice!
Besides, it's also one of my favourite stage scene when Kim Woo-Bin performed this song in this drama.



#3 I Miss you @ Hyolin
You will never get disappointing with Hyolin's voice.
"I miss you again, I keep missing you, I try to cover it up, I try to hide it, but my hear is visible anyway, only you don't know".


#4 I Love You @ Kim Bum-Soo
Beautiful song with sad lyrics can make you cry. :(
Plus, Kim Bum-Soo voice makes this song more even beautiful and melting.



#5 Ring My Bell by Suzy
It's my first K-drama with Suzy.
I like her natural style with sweet look and I think she did very well in this drama too! #greatjob



It's been a while since I watched a sad drama like this before.
However, I can't deny it is a truly beautiful, touching and meaningful drama.
As part of human nature, we all will die in one day.
But, have you thought of how do you want to be remembered after you pass away?
What kind of legacy will you leave in this world?
So, if you want a sweet romance story with great actors and actresses, I would highly recommend Uncontrollably Fond to you!
XOXO

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Great Travel Deals @ Travelog.com

"If travelling is free, you'd never see me again". #haha
I am a travel bug; I love to travel and explore new things around the world. 
Every year, I will list down the places I want to visit. 
I think it's a good motivation for me though sometimes these plans didn't work out the way I wanted to. #lol
Travelling in the old days was difficult, costly, tough compared to today's.
With the advanced technology, travelling becomes much easier and affordable with low cost air tickets, online information everywhere, different accommodation options etc. #dontyouthinkso
What's even more interesting is that some websites able to take you to expensive and beautiful places but without paying an expensive cost!


Recently, I came across a new travel website, Travelog.com.
It's a travel flash sales website that includes exclusive rates for hand-picked hotels and holidays in Malaysia and other countries.
It offers up to 70% off the price you would pay by booking anywhere else.
The packages come with various holiday purposes which include romantic activities for couples, family bonding times, as well as escape adventure for solo travelers. 


Travelog.com runs short "flash deals" which lasting around 10 days of each deal in every week.
There may be as many as 20 deals going on at one time, and the time left is indicated on each individual sales.
In order to receive the new coming up offer during a week, all you have to do is register an account with your email address which is totally free of charge. 


Here are some examples of the flash sales at Travelog.com. 
Great saving deals are available everywhere in Malaysia.


Bangkok deals up to 50% off at Floating Market and Madame Tussauds, 


Return peak in Hong Kong to Madame Tussauds and Sky Terrace 428 at only RM149 per person. 


All deals offer for a certain period of time with the order of time remaining.
After the time runs out, Travelog.com will replace by other new offers and deals. 
Furthermore, Travelog.com has a price guarantee that you will find the lowest price deals only on their website. 


Travel is life!
Do check out Travelog.com at https://travelog.com/ whenever you plan for a trip. 
Who knows you might find some great saving deals to save on your travel!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fatt Kee Roast Fish 发記招牌特色烤鱼 @ Pudu KL

After hearing many good compliments about the Fatt Kee Roast Fish at Pudu KL, finally I got a chance to try out their signature roast fish.
Not only that, I also had a try on their new jumbo seafood platters!
It was soooo good!
After my first attempt, I think Fatt Kee Roast Fish is a perfect place for all the seafood lovers out there, and I've got a few recommendations for you if you ever eat there before.
But, let's start with the interiors first.:)





It's easy to get the location of Fatt Kee by using Waze.
However, it is difficult to find a parking spot close by.
Do expect to spend extra times on looking for a spot for your vehicle. :p



I visited the restaurant 2 times, and I noticed the crowds always start at nearly 6pm.
If you are afraid of the long wait, maybe you should plan your dinner a bit earlier on that day, especially during the weekends. :)



It is even crowded at the roadside stall, which is the first outlet before the air-conditioned shop.
The roadside stall located just right outside of the second outlet.
Btw, all the red banners are easy for you to recognize the stall.



Shall we start with the latest signature menu from Fatt Kee,first? #hehe
The jumbo signature seafood platter comes in 3 different sizes where allow you to make choices based on the number of guests you have.



Small Jumbo Seafood Platter is good to serve in between 2 - 6 people.
It is RM288 without fish head and RM299 with fish head.



Medium Jumbo Seafood Platter is enough for 6 - 10 people.
It is RM488 without fish head and RM499 with fish head.



Large Jumbo Seafood Platter is good to order if you have 8 - 10 people.
It is RM788 without fish head and RM799 with fish head.









All the jumbo seafood platters come with the same type of seafood, only served with different amount.
The 8 different seafood include big crabs, tiger shrimps, big head shrimps, mussels, squids, lobsters, clams, scallops, and a lot of bean curds.
Fish head is all up to your choice for your dinner table, but I personally prefer the fish head because I like to taste the sweetness of the fish in the broth.





If you think their jumbo seafood is too big for you, you can always go back to their signature seafood dishes.
Triple Seafood Option @ RM88 and Triple Seafood Option with Fish @ RM99.
The main three seafood choices include big prawns, lala and squids.



However, if you are looking for extra dishes, you can have the add ons side dishes such as lala @ RM20, squids @ RM20, Enoki mushroom @ RM3 and Tofu @ RM3.





Here's come the signature roast fish platter from Fatt Kee.
The platter covers not only the main seafood such as prawns, lala and squids, but also choices of special fish like Jin Feng Fish @ RM138, You Pan Fish @ RM148 and Ma Yao Fish @ RM148.



There are different spiciness levels available for the broth, starting from level 1 till level 7.
This special red chili is made with different chilies from Malaysia, China, Vietnam and Brazil, so it can be the one and only one chili in Malaysia.
I would suggest you to start with level 1, and you can slowly move on to the next level if you can take more spices after the first level.
There is no extra charges for adding extra chilies from level 1 till level 4, yet there would be extra charge from level 5 onwards @ RM10.
Based on my experience, I can only take up to level 2 as I think level 3 is way tooooooo spicy and when the spicy taste becomes too strong, the dish will taste off.





Signature Treasure Wok @ RM188 is truly the best wok with many different fresh seafood such as big prawns, squids, scallops lala, abalones and  mussels.
I really enjoy the seafood broth which comes out naturally sweet.
Well, I think the picture has explained all. :)
 

There are also some dishes which is suitable for non-seafood eaters, such as Hotpot Spicy Chicken @ RM48 (small) and RM68 (large).



Stir Fried Sweet Potato Leaves with Garlic and Chili Padi @ RM15.
I almost can finish the whole plate myself because this is one of my favourite vegetable dish compare to the others.



A simple Fried Omlette @ RM10.



It's definately an interesting dining experience for me at Fatt Kee Roast Fish, especially with their new jumbo seafood platters.
This is truly my first time having such big platter right in front of me! #lol
As I always very proud to say I am good in taking spicy food, it is obviously a good opportunity to try out my spice-handling abilities too.
So, do try it once yourself no matter if you are a seafood lovers or a spicy food lovers!



Fatt Kee Roast Fish 发記招牌特色烤鱼
Add: Jalan Seladang, Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
(Behind RHB Bank Pudu)
Tel: 6016 916 3999
Opening hours: Daily 3pm - 12am



Saturday, February 11, 2017

COCO2U @ All Natural + Organic Skincare

I am not sure about you guys, but whenever it comes to skincare, I personally like to hunt the products with natural ingredients.
Why? Simply because I believe natural ingredients are always more pure and kinder to the skin.
While in the midst of finding natural skincare products, I'm very glad to receive my first ever natural plus organic skincare trial set from COCO2U.
So far, I only had the products with natural ingredients, so it's something new for me to have the products with organic ingredients. #hehe
I have been using the full skincare set for one week now, and I think the products are beyond my expectation due to the lightweight textures.
So, I think it's good for me to share the great benefits of this product with all of you!
Let's start with the brand introduction? :)



COCO2U is a local skincare brand which manufactured locally in Malaysia with GMP compliance.
The products designed and formulated with organic virgin coconut oil and other natural botanical active ingredients that delivers moisture, firmness, youthful and glowing skin.
Virgin Coconut Oil is the main organic ingredient to help preventing skin sagging and wrinkling.
It also has the functions of softening, hydrating the skin and eliminating dirt from the outer layer.

The brand aims to offer 100% natural, safest and most effective products with affordable prices.

Another unique selling point about the skincare is it has no animal testing, no artificial preservatives, no SLS, no parabens and no petroleum derived chemicals.



The complete set of the COCO2U comes with the simple skincare routine, such as cleanser, toner, and moisturizer.
The simple 3 steps can help to kick start the day and end your night with a fair and glowing skin.



Step #1 Hydrating Cleanse
While cleaning your face, the ingredients of the Aloe Vera and Aqua Cacteen help to soothe and hydrate your skin.
You don't need any makeup remover beforehand, because this cleanser not only cleanse the skin, but also can help to remove your makeup. #thisiscool



How to use?
Pump onto wet hands, massage gently onto wet face in circular motions, then rinse off with warm water.

Special tips: After first round of cleansing, apply one pump and leave it on your face for 1 minute, you will notice your skin is smoother and fairer after that!



Step #2 Pore Refining Tonique
A formulated tonique with organic virgin coconut oil and natural mushroom extract help to reduce the pore size and improve skin texture and tone.



How to use?
After hydrating cleanse, put enough amount on a cotton pad and glides over the face.
 

Step #3 Bioactive Day Moisturizer
Full of organic virgin coconut oil, olive leaf extract, grape seed extract and vitamin E, to increase skin firmness and makes skin more youthful and glowing.
No extra shield against the sun because this day moisturizer comes with SPF 20!



How to use?
After tonique and serum applcation, apply enough amount on face and neck every morning.



Step #4 Bioactive Night Moisturizer 
The rejuvenating active ingredients such as organic coconut oil, argan oil, yam bean and hyaluronic acid help to brighten and hydrate your skin while you sleep.



How to use?
After tonique and serum application, apply enough amount on face and neck every evening.



Additional care Step #5 Luminous Serum
This intensive treatment which covers with organic virgin coconut oil, niacinamide, vitamin c and tropical oils provide an instant natural glow, rehydrates the skin and rejuvenate tired stressed skin.



How to use?
Use it on every morning and evening by applying on face and neck after cleanser and tonique.

Special tips: After cleansing with hydrating cleanser in evening, apply serum on dry face, then leave the serum and cleanser for 1 minute.
After that, follow the following steps from tonique, serum and night moisturizer.
This special treatment helps to deeply hydrate your skin as well as minimized pores and fine lines!



After a week of trial on this set during my trip in Thailand, I realized my skin is brighter and tighter.
It's difficult to see from the picture, but what I truly like about this complete set is the very lightweight texture and fast absorption.
It doesn't has any strong fragrance smell, but only leave the natural healthy smell.
My skin is refreshing after the cleanser, and the toner helps to sweep away the dirt left behind on the cotton and the moisturizer is not greasy but provide a matter finish which I love the most!



The COCO2U skincare starter kit includes:
#1 Hydrating Cleanser 30ml x 1
#2 Pore Refining Tonique 30ml x 1
#3 Bioactive Day Moisturizer 10ml x 1
#4 Bioactive Night Moisturizer 10ml x 1
The original price for the starter kit is RM140, and now you can get with their launching special price at RM100.

And now, GOOD news to all my readers!
You will get a FREE Luminous Serum 10ml for every purchase of COCO2U Skincare starter kit!
Not only that! #wowwowwow
Simply key in this special code "IVY20" upon checkout to get RM20 off total bill with no minimum purchase!
Discount code valid until 5th March 2017 only!

Hurry up!
Wait's no more and pamper your skin with the organic and natural skincare products now only at http://coco2u.com/!