Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak

Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak, Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak 2014, Casa Ombak, Ombak Creative

I’m not the sort of person who will talk much about how my life with my family was when I was just a little girl or when I was still living with them before getting married and moving in with my husband, but perhaps, it is time to reminisce a little bit, considering that some people that I know kinda treat me and order me about as if I have no family to back me up to begin with. I don’t like it and I wonder why I’m being a subject of bully? Is it because I’m petite in size? Or is it because I’m too polite to snap back at people when they give me attitude? I guess I can’t help it huh? I’m raised in a family who puts a high value on morality and mannerism. In my family, nobody is a two-faced hypocrite or goes around scolding or ordering others about, and unlike some family’s institution, we do not step on each other’s back or head just so that we can look good in front of others nor do we lie to our relatives about another relatives just so that we can look…’heroic’.

I could never understand that behaviour, seriously.  I think those who does that needs to pay a visit to the psychologist. That person must be terribly insecure and have a serious case of inferiority complex issue! My family protects each other and work as a unit, and we appreciate each other. Nobody forgets each other’s birthdays and we make a point to greet one another on special occasions. There is no such thing as unhealthy obsession of always needing to be respected and proving themselves to their relatives and there’s no such thing as family rivalry and family politics is nonexistent. I did not grow up in a family where’s there’s constant mental warzone where you got to struggle to always look good in front of one another. My parents and grandparents made sure of that. Love is always unconditional in my family and we accept one another as we are. Unfortunately, that’s a sentiment that not many shared, and I guess, I really miss those good old times where I do not have to carefully thread around and speak my mind and actually be heard instead of ignored, but oh well, the good old times are gone and I have to adjust accordingly.

But, not all ‘changes’ in my life is bad. Some is good. I used to be so sheltered to the point that all my meals throughout my growing up years comes from my mother and my mother alone. Breakfast, lunch, dinner are all homecook. Even special birthday meals comes from my mother’s kitchen. My mother is a competent cook and my dad is a fussy fusspot who doesn’t believe in eating out. He doesn’t believe in such temptations, and nothing would ever satisfy or satiate his appetite for food except my mother’s cooking. I used to just eat at home whole year through and that can be rather mundane and routine, but not anymore. After being married, I get to eat out pretty often as my husband is not exactly a fusspot like my father when it comes to food. Thank God cuz I can’t imagine preparing every single meals a few times everyday for my family!

Lead us not into temptations…or so the saying goes. My father truly believes in that. But if temptations looks anything like Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak in Casa Ombak Bungalow, now that’s the sort of ‘temptation’ that’s most welcoming and not to be missed. I believe, even my father would be pleased to indulge himself with such temptations.

So what’s Casa Ombak? Casa Ombak Bungalow is a beautifully picturesque concept restaurant in a serene garden setting, located in Jalan Damai, Kuala Lumpur. Casa Ombak is managed by Ombak Creative and offers Ramadhan buffet promotion throughout this Holy Month of Ramadhan for an irresistibly attractive and competitive price. Ombak Creative is an event management company under the management of Casa Ombak Sdn Bhd. with over 10 years experience in managing catering, corporate events, wedding feasts and exclusive private functions.

Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak

Casa Ombak is very laid back, heavenly and romantic location for various events, including formal functions, anniversaries, wedding receptions, etc. Should you ever want to host any kind of events in Casa Ombak, rest assured that you are in their capable hands, and I reckon you will not be disappointed.

All right, enough about their background. Let’s talk about buffet. The Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak 2014. Here’s something diners should know about Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak

Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak

The lavish will be held in a romantically relaxing atmosphere with the open booth buffet that enables the diners to choose generous iftar delicacies on offer.

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Some traditional Malay kuih spotted at Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak

Not particularly tempted with the ready spread prepared in the Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak? Fret not, ladies and gentleman. Casa Ombak and Ombak Creative aimed to please and indulge all it’s diners. There’s stalls available in the Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak where diners can choose to get their food prepared à la minute. Not familar with the term à la minute? Well, in the culinary arts, mainly in high-volume restaurants like Casa Ombak, à la minute refers to a style of cooking where an item, or particularly its accompanying sauce, is prepared to order, rather than being prepped in advance and held for service.

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A la minute food stall at Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak

Do you know what that means? Yups, that means there’s food ready to order in Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak, so ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, should you decide to have iftar/buka puasa in Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak, head over to those fanciful stalls and tell the chef on duty what you want to have and they will whip your deliciously satisfying dish up in a jiffy! :)Now that’s what I call a Buffet Ramadhan worthy fit for royalties. :) Food catered and freshly prepared for you on the spot! Wonderful, isn’t it? Well, to me it is something that I’d happily go for, especially after a long gruesome day without food as our tummies definitely would welcome such a warm indulgence.

The irresistible menu offered by Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak is extensive, and it includes masakan kampung, with a variety of savory dishes. Plenty of  authentic, home-cooked dishes along with ulam and sambal belacan to whet your appetite. A wonderful reminisce of the good old kampung days where dishes are not only simple, but flavourful too.

Worried about missing your prayers while dining here in Casa Ombak? Well, fret not, Casa Ombak also provides prayer room or surau for the Muslim diners to perform their solat, so no worries about missing your prayers here in Casa Ombak.

Tempted to have your buka puasa here in Casa Ombak? The Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak will be available from 4thjune – 25th July 2014.

Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak Price

Check out the Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak price below:

Adults -RM55/nett
Children -RM27/nett

Those who are interested to make an early reservation for Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak may refer to the details as shown below:

Call/Whatsapp : Akma Omar 013 2680001
Tel : 03 21818750
Call/Whatsapp : 013 624 1417
Call/Whatsapp : 012 662 1062
Facebook page : Ombak Creative
Website: www.OmbakCreatives.com

Address:
Casa Ombak Bungalow, No. 22 Jalan Damai off Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

Reservations from individual, groups, corporate bodies are most welcomed.

Location map:

Casa Ombak Map

Casa Ombak GPS coordinate: 3.164674, 101.717336

 

Personally, I think if you’re looking for a wonderful buka puasa place that actually worth all your time and money, Buffet Ramadhan Casa Ombak is just the place that you should consider. What more you’re asking for? They have everything that even the fussiest diner could ask for. Delicious food, generous buffet spread, prayer room for solat, and all that for only a fraction of the price! :) So what are you waiting for? Book now to avoid disappointment!

Disclaimer:

Contest Duit Raya Casa Ombak ini dianjurkan oleh AkmaOmar.com, ditaja oleh Pengurus Perkahwinan Ombak Creative, Lelaki Kacak, Roti Boom Asli, Custom Tshirt, Denaihati.comInspired MagazineProfhariz.com, KitePunye.com, Zoncinta.com, Jawatan Kosong Kerajaan, Exam PTD.

 

eWana All Stars: eWana Raya 2014 for Charity

What can you do with RM21.90? I’m not sure what you can do with RM21.90, because to me, that amount of money is not that much to begin with and it could barely pass for a decent meal for two in my regular mamak stall. RM21.90 is also not enough for me to shop for a minimal 3 days groceries supplies. Yes. The inflation is THAT bad that the value of money that could have meant alot a decade ago seems insignificant now. Any amount that is less than RM50, is…well…not really enough to spend on anything. Sad, but true.

But what if I told you that with RM21.90, you can make a difference in someone’s life? What if I say, by just spending RM21.90, you could help play a part in helping to fill some hungry tummies and help to provide some clothes for the needy? Now, that is interesting thought, isn’t it?
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The eWana FM has recently launched a raya album during an iftar with media, bloggers and the children from an orphanage in Cheras at Pak John Steamboat at eCurve last week.

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With the mere cost of RM21.90 per CD, 30% proceeds of the sale of this album would go to the war ravaged victims in Gaza. Here’s your chance to give a tremendous value to your money while you entertain yourselves with some catchy but nostalgic Hari Raya songs.

There are five originally composed and never heard before songs in this album sung by the eWana All Stars a.k.a the celebrity deejays in eWana.FM. I’ve listened to my copy of the CD and I’ve been duly impressed, especially by the song ‘Kenangan Syawal Terindah’ sung by DJ Teguh. It is so meaningful and beautiful and not to mention addictive. I’m even listening to it right now as of writing. :)

If you are an individual or a corporate body that is looking for a gift for yourselves or your client this coming Hari Raya, why not grab a copy or two? You won’t only be ‘enjoying’ the songs yourselves, but a war ravaged victims in Gaza will be able to ‘listen’ to your kind thoughts too.

To place an order, do contact eWana.fm  or Wan Salam

Cleffairy: PS: You can request for autographs of the deejays of your choice upon ordering. :P

Iftar at eWana FM with Ruhani Catering

It’s the holy month of Ramadhan as of writing and the Muslims are observing a sun up to sun down fast. Not an easy feat truthfully, especially when one are not only supposed to refrain themselves from eating and drinking, but strive to do good and be a more pious person. Like all Muslims around the world,my deejay and artist friends from eWana FM are also observing the holy month of Ramadhan, and my family and I have been privileged enough to be invited to break fast with them. It was an open invitation where we are welcome to join them for breaking fast session every day throughout the month, but of course, I kinda feel sheepish about it. :p

Nevertheless, the wonderful people in eWana FM made me feel like a family. :) Unlike my family by blood and by marriage, I don’t have to plan ahead and make appointments to meet each other for lunch or dinner. Meeting my radio family is literally fuss free. Or at least, throughout this whole month of Ramadhan, it will remain that way as they held their doors open for breaking fast session together daily.

Yes. These people feels more like family than just friends and acquaintances and they taught me quite a few things this Ramadhan. They taught me the meaning of giving without expecting anything in return, they taught me about acceptance regardless of race and religion and also, they taught me about charity and togetherness.

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A pic taken while waiting for azan and breaking fast time. Halim Brothers, host for Hai Blogger segment and my all time favourite singing traveler, Iqwal Hafiz. I bet you guys are familiar with Iqwal by now. ;) I’ve featured Iqwal countlessly in the blog since I got to know him from my first trip with Sahabat Media last year. :) Talented and mild mannered young man, I must say.

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As soon as azan is heard and a short doa (prayer) to give thanks for the food is said, everyone piles up their plate with these yummylicious food prepared by Ruhani Catering and have their fill before heading back for Terawikh Prayer or start to prepare to be on air. :) Ruhani Catering has done a great job in feeding all of us, I must say. Food for the eWana crew is sponsored by Ruhani Catering throughout the holy month of Ramadhan, but it tastes nothing like those shabby and tasteless catering food. :) The food prepared by Ruhani Catering in fact, tastes almost as authentic as homecooked food, which is great cuz as much as all of us hated to admit it, we all missed home badly. Many of us wishes to spend time and have a warm meal with our respective family during Ramadhan, but not everyone is privileged to do so. Geographically it is not possible for some.

Ruhani Catering’s service is superb. Their staff always arrives on time to deliver food and help set up the table for us, and there’s never a repeated menu delivered to us. So, if you are looking for a reliable catering company with delicious food at a reasonable price for your events and whatnot, do consider Ruhani Catering. I believe they have plenty of packages you can choose from. :) For more info, like their Facebook page HERE.

From Russia with Love Part IV: The Matryoshka Dolls

I was a pampered princess when I was a little girl. Being the first child and first grandchild, I practically had everyone wrapped with my tiny fingers as soon as I was born. I was well loved and still loved, by my family, that is. As the apple of everyone’s eyes, I get everything that I wanted as a child. All I need was to ask. Well…almost. To say that I got everything that I wanted as a child was rather exaggerating. I did not exactly get everything that I want.

One of the things that I always wanted as a child was dolls. Rag dolls, Barbie dolls…all sort of dolls. My childhood wish was to own a huge dollhouse, but I never did get a dollhouse with full of dolls in it as my parents are believer of soft toys …not pretty, girlish dolls that you can play dress up with. So, instead of having a playroom that’s full of beautiful little dolls I can play house with, my playroom was filled with all sort of soft toys. My bedroom was a zoo of teddy bears.

I’m all grown up now. I may not play with toys anymore… ahem… children’s toys that is, but I still find dolls fascinating, especially those mannequins and exotic dolls from all around the world.

I’m an avid reader, and I’ve read plenty of books themed heavily around dolls. In most mystery or horror genre novels, dolls are usually object that’s used to create a mysterious background or setting. One of my all time favourite doll themed story is Kindaichi Case File- Russian Dolls Murder Case. If you are not a fan of Japanese graphic novels, you might not be familiar with the series, but I’m a huge fan of mystery genre novels so I find the story very intriguing.

In that story, there’s a few Russian Dolls and they are actually key objects to solve a plotted murder case. I’m not going to write down that story here, but if you are interested, you can search for ‘Kindaichi Shonen Jikenbo- Russian Dolls Murder Case’ on YouTube. Kindaichi Case File was animated and made into a live action series.

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As you know, I have recently acquired a set of Matryoshka Dolls, a gift from ambassador of Russia herself. You may read about it HERE.

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Also known as Russian nesting doll, Matryoshka doll refers to a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other. The first Russian nested doll set was carved in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin from a design by Sergey Malyutin, who was a folk crafts painter at Abramtsevo. Traditionally the outer layer is a woman, dressed in a sarafan, a long and shapeless traditional Russian peasant jumper dress. The figures inside may be of either gender; the smallest, innermost doll is typically a baby turned from a single piece of wood. Much of the artistry is in the painting of each doll, which can be very elaborate. The dolls often follow a theme; the themes vary, from fairy tale characters to Soviet leaders.

So, why is the doll called Matryoshka? It happened so that the wooden toy was Matryoshka  and there is no information who was the first to call the nesting doll by this name. Definitely the name Matryoshka goes from Russian female name Matriona. In old Russia among peasants the name Matriona or Matriosha was a very popular female name. Scholars says this name has a Latin root “mater” and means “Mother”. This name was associated with the image of of a mother of a big peasant family who was very healthy and had a portly figure. Subsequently, it became a symbolic name and was used specially to image brightly painted wooden figurines made in a such way that they could taken apart to reveal smaller dolls fitting inside one another.

 

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The dolls are constructed from one block of wood in order to create a proper fit; different pieces of wood would have unique expansion-contraction characteristics and moisture content. Production involves use of a turning lathe, along with various woodcarving knives and chisels.

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First, the smallest doll (which cannot be taken apart) is made on a turning lathe, and its size and shape will determine that of the larger dolls. Next, the bottom and top halves of the next doll are made separately, with a ring on the bottom made to fit into an inset on the top portion. The upper part is placed on the lower half and allowed to dry, which tightens the ring to its upper fitting to ensure the halves will close securely. No measurements are made during this process; sizing to fit is done by eye. After all the dolls are made, they are treated, painted, and coated, before nesting them inside one another

Some historians of Russian life argue that matryoshka dolls originated from Japanese traditional dolls. However it’s known that Russian masters would make hollow detachable Easter eggs from the wood long before the first nesting doll was made. The first Russian nesting doll set appeared in Moscow in 1890′s. It was carved by Vasily Zvyozdochkin from a design by a folk crafts painter Sergey Malyutin. The doll set consisted of eight dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other. All eight dolls depicted children — the outermost was a girl holding a rooster, six inner dolls were girls, the fifth doll was a boy, and the innermost was a baby.

Despite the fact that first matryoshka dolls were intended for children, their price was so high that only adults could afford to buy them on special occasions. Matryoshka dolls were often given as a present to young women from their beloved ones. In 1900, the dolls earned a bronze medal at the World Exhibition in Paris. Soon after, Russian nesting dolls became wildly popular. The toys were being produced in several well-known manufacturing centers, the most famous of them being Sergiev Posad and Semenov. In the early twentieth century, Russian nesting dolls were being exported abroad in large quantities. The popularity of the dolls even gave rise to a few companies in Germany which produced counterfeit nesting dolls and sold them as Russian toys.

Great Deals with Starbucks Malaysia Apps

Huge fan of coffee? Starbucks? Well, I’m a huge fan of all those ice blended frappe. They’re my vice. My favourite got to be those mocha varieties, although I always prefer decaf as caffeine gives me terrible palpitations. My favourite hangout to get all these ice blended drinks fix is of course, Starbucks. Some may say it’s overrated, but it’s still my favourite place to hangout at. Things are rather busy for me these days and it’s been awhile since I chillax at Starbucks. It was first day of Ramadan, and hubby was at home, and I was desperately craving for some ice blended. And so,  before I turn into some whiny, sulky monster, we head over to our regular Starbucks lurk in Midvalley and got ourselves some ice-blend.

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We were lucky that night as I’m a Starbucks Malaysia Apps user and they are having this great deal where you can buy 1 Dark Caramel Vaeriety Drink and get another one for free, so we just paid Rm18 for two grande sized drinks. Yippie, that’s a great deal. Usually we had to spend more than just Rm18 to get drinks for two!

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The Starbucks Malaysia Apps  is exclusive for smartphone users and can be downloaded for free at Apps Store or Playstore.

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Menu checking made easy with this apps

 

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And there’s this Starbucks locator too. You may use this to locate your nearest Starbucks and check their operating hours too. Some Starbucks store close earlier than others, mind you, especially those Starbucks store that’s located inside a shopping mall. :(

 

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Right now they are having this promo where you can buy one  Dark Caramel Beverages and get another one for FREE. Promo period is from 26th June 2014 to 13th July2014. So, what are you waiting for? if you are a Starbucks addict, you might want to hop over to Starbucks right now!

Citarasa Tradisi Ramadan at Utara Coffee House, Armada Hotel PJ

It was a very busy day for me and my husband. I was buzzing around going for events and whatnot while my husband was stuck at work, but I’m really glad we both managed to make time to hop over to Utara Coffee House Armada Hotel last week for their Ramadan Buffet preview. Ahemm, as usual… since it was another one of those ‘busy day date night’, I made some effort to dress up before meeting my husband at the hotel. This time around I got all excited and picked my pink baju kurung from the wardrobe, earning teasing from blogger friends who were present that night. :P  But hey…I had fun. :P That’s what mattered most. Anyway,  just like the previous year, this year Utara Coffee House is once again offering a wonderful gastronomic spread for the Holy month of Ramadan.

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Upon arrival at Utara Coffee House, I immediately spotted mouth-watering traditional and international favourites. With more than 100 dishes available, Executive Chef, Chew Teik Chye (whom I secretly dubbed as the jolly Chinese Santa Clause as he’s always full of surprises) promises to showcase a wide selection of dishes that emphasizes on a variety of flavors and scent that will titillate your palate after a long day of fasting.Since this is a buffet and I was practically spoiled for choices, I can’t really comment on every single dishes that they are offering, but I’ll show you what’s worth piling up your plates with. ;)

 

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There’s fresh ulams, and if you’re a fan of greens, I’d recommend you to go for it.

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I’m a huge fan of sourish stuff, so I kicked off my Ramadan feast with jeruks (pickled fruits), but I wouldn’t recommend you to do that if you have been fasting for the whole day. You might want to try something milder instead as appetizer. Or even better, start off your breaking fast with the sweet pastries that Utara Coffee House is offering.

 

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Rojak is something you wouldn’t want to miss too. The thick prawn paste sauce is yummy enough to send you to heaven and back.

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Salads was available too, but I gave it a miss this time around.

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One thing that you must have at Citarasa Traditional Ramadan at Utara Coffee House is their bubur lambuk. This dish is not only authentic but heavenly too, and I had two helpings of this.

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Roasted lamb and nasi briyani. Loved the roasted lambs to bits. It was perfectly done.

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Satay

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Shish-kebabs and sides is also something you might want to try.

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Laksa counter.;

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Now, being a Pengangite, I’m always fussy when it comes to my laksa, but this…this earned my approval.

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Nasi rempah

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Sambal petai udang
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To-die-for curry fishead.A perfect pair for the nasi briyani or nasi berempah.

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Kambing kuzi

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Gulai ayam

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Yummilicious roti jala

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Lemang

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Serundings to pair your lemang with. :) Now, the Citarasa Traditional spread is very generous.

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The spread would make you wish that you have a few empty tummy to fill them up with…

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But if you want my advice, I would say that you take a bit of everything and  start off your breaking fast session with either appetizer or dessert first, then work you way through the mains, or you won’t be able to most of the things on offer, as they are really good.

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Desserts include traditional Malay Kuih, French pastries and tempting sweet delicacies such as Pengat Nangka, Bubur Pulut Hitam, Ais Kacang and Bubur Cha-Cha all prepared specially for the sweet tooth.. Do keep a lookout for the sweet Baklava. That’s their new house special and a must try. :) There’s also a variety of beverages prepared for you to quench your thirst: Cincau, Kelapa Muda, Jagung, Kembang Semangkuk, Selasih and more.

‘Citarasa Tradisi Ramadhan Buffet Dinner’ priced at RM85.00++ per adult and RM43.00++ per child from Monday, 7 July 2014 – Sunday, 27 July 2014.

For those who can’t wait for the feast to begin, Utara Coffee House will commence with a Pre-Ramadhan Buffet Dinner from Monday, 23 June 2014 – Saturday, 6 July 2014 priced at RM65.00++ per adult and RM33.00++ per child.

To mark the end of the fasting month and welcome the joyous festival of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Utara Coffee House will also be celebrating the occasion with a wide selection of goodies through the Hari Raya Aidilfitri Hi-Tea Buffet priced at RM60.00++ per adult and RM35.00++ per child on Monday, 28th & Tuesday, 29th July 2014 from 12noon to 4.00pm. For reservations, please call (03) 7954 6888 ext. 4557 Utara Coffee House.

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Now, on a side note, I discovered that there’s an awesome deal on the web. iBuy Malaysia, the leading e-Commerce and flash sales business in the South East Asian region, presents the Top 25 customer’s choice buffet deals to your inbox all this month from 18th June 2014 till 30th Jun 2014, through its subsidiaries LivingSocial and MyDeal Sdn Bhd.  LivingSocial and MyDeal Sdn Bhd join forces to give customers two new buffet deals everyday throughout the campaign period except on weekends. Customers can expect a variety of cuisines such as Japanese, Chinese and many more, all in one collection page called “Top Buffets”. Through this campaign, customers are encouraged to share their experiences and feedbacks by sending in their reviews. 2 customer reviews will be selected every week and will be rewarded with a free buffet voucher for 2 people.

And guess what, folks? Utara Coffee House, Armada Hotel PJ is actually listed in this campaign! So if you’re looking forward to feast at Utara Coffee House or any other restaurants with generous buffet at a fraction of the price, you might want to hop over to this site and take advantage of the promotions that they are offering. ;) All you need to do is purchase the voucher, print it out and call the restaurants for bookings before dining. :)

 

Rivbos Sunglasses from Justeyewear

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So…I couldn’t resist the offer from Justeyewear. Sigh…I know…I know, I’m turning into a shopaholic….but who could resist discounts when it is more than 50% off for branded stuff? I’m not sure about you…but I can never resist a good deal…and therefore, I ordered this from Justeyewear’s website.

Rivboz Sports sunglasses. The sunglass is unisex and it comes with 5 interchangeable lenses, a pouch, wiping cloth and a chic carrying case. It only takes 24 hours for the sunglass to arrive at my doorstep, so I’m pleased to say that I’m satisfied with Justeyewear’s service efficiency. Highly recommended if you want to buy something and get it quick.

The Rivboz sunglass is tough although at first glance it looks rather fragile. Changing the lenses can be abit tricky, but it’s nothing I can’t handle.So thumbs up for the quality. I’m more of woman sunglass kind of girl, so I guess my husband will be using this for driving more than I do. :)

The Art of Traveling in Style

I’m a very vain person, even while traveling, I have the urge to look good. I always believe that style should never have to suffer whenever you’re traveling. Hey, don’t blame me. I’m a woman. Looking good is my prerogative. Besides, you’ll never know who you’ll bump into while you’re out traveling, so you might as well look good. :P Yes, style should never go ‘traveling’ too when you’re on the go, but but not only vain but lazy too. I hate packing up and bringing too much things with me, and so, that would mean that each time I traveled, I would have to travel light.

One would say that it’s impossible to travel light but look good at the same time, but I beg to differ. It is possible to travel light but look good at the same time. :) The trick is to mix and match, and accessorize. The keyword here is to accessorize. Acceccorize is the key to look different with the same outfit.

There’s a few must have items that I won’t go travel without:

1. A pair of jeans
2. Plain coloured shirts/dress
3. Shawl
4. Sunglasses
5. Liptint ( they doubles perfectly as lipstick and blusher)
6. Sunscreen/ CC Cream
7. Travel sized toiletries
8. Wet wipes

Take it from me folks, shawls are popular accessories that bring warmth, comfort, or just a bright splash of style and color to an ensemble. What many shawls fans might not realize is that these accessories can actually be accessorized themselves. Shawls can be paired with a range of other items that can bring out the texture, dynamism, and look of shawls. My favourite pairing, is of course sunglass. Wearing jeans and shirt while traveling makes me look like a Plain Jane, but splash up my look with a shawl around my neck and a fashionable sunglass to frame my face transform me into a completely different person. It makes me look chic and classy, even when I’m wearing my plainest pair of jeans and shirt. :) Ahh, accessories do wonders to your looks, don’t you think?

As of writing, I only have a pair of woman’s sunglass and an aviator, and I’m thinking of getting another pair from justeyewear.com.my. Justeyewear is deals site that sells vouchers for eyewear . Products that they are carrying includes sunglasses, Contact Lens and Prescription Glasses. Deals that posted in Justeyewear can be redeemed in 2 methods , online redemption – they will send you the goods after payment is made online in 3 workings days . Offline redemption – consumers may redeem their voucher at the respective optical store with no extra money needed to be paid.

Now, I used to buy glasses offline through optical outlets, but they can be rather costly and not very friendly to my pocket. Justeyewear has work together with optical merchants to carry out various promotion with discounts up to 70% or more, allowing me to save more and to enjoy better product value. Isn’t that great? I can never resist a good deal!

Now, do you think I should get myself this?

TOD’S Woman Sunglasses TO 0082 – Black Color. The very DNA of Tod’s – from fine craftsmanship and tradition to the best Made in Italy quality with 100% UV protection.

I bet it will make me look chic and classy if I paired it up with my shawls and outfits! The market price for this item is Rm448, and it’s practically discounted at Justeyewear. Buying this at Justeyewear will only cost me Rm228. Hey, that’s practically 49% off! :D Justeyewear provides free delivery to Peninsular Malaysia for this item.

I’m still thinking about getting this pair or other pair of sunglasses from Justeyewear. Will you help me choose? Just hop over to Justeyewear website, and help me choose.

From Russia with Love Part III: The Gems of Russia

Time is a really funny thing. You can be at one place today, but at a completely different place the next month on the same date. It was 19 May 2014. My husband and I were in Thailand, celebrating his birthday and also our twelve years anniversary which happens to fall just the next day. We trot around and made our way to Samila Beach in Songhkla and shopped til we drop in Hadyai. We stopped by Malaysian Consulate in Hadyai for awhile before ending our vacation. It was a lovely experience.

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One month later, on the very same date; 19 June 2014, I found myself in a different embassy, for a different reason and purpose. Yes. Time is indeed funny at times. If one month ago I was in the Malaysian Consulate in Hadyai, this month I found myself in the Embassy of The Russian Federation in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. The Embassy was established since April 1968 with H.E. Vladimir Kuznetsov as the first Ambassador, marking the beginning of bilateral relationship between Russia and Malaysia. Presently, Her Excellency Lyudmila G. Vorobyeva and a number of 20 diplomats continue the legacy to strengthen this partnership through political, trade, investment, educational and cultural exchange. Russia is currently Malaysia’s 26th trading partner.

Remember I blogged about Moiseikin, The Art of Russian Luxury not long ago? Well, if you haven’t read it, you might want to do so. The artworks is the epitome of elegance and sophistication, but even the most expensive of Moiseikin’s artwork and precious jewelries could not have prepared me for the real Russian gems; the real life Russian ladies.

Yours truly was invited to lunch with Her Excellency Lyudmila G. Vorobyeva, the Ambassador of Russia and learn more about the Russians first hand. I wouldn’t pass it for anything else in the world. I’m not someone of high stature or a VVIP and it’s not everyday that the ambassador entertain guests in her home.

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It was a very intimate lunch. Apart from my little boy, only ladies were present. Ms. Paris and her intern Ms.Nazrin, Ms. Polina Matveycheva whom I’ve met during the Russian National Day dinner not long ago was there too, along with Her Excellency and her niece. They might be in diplomatic line, but gosh, they are so strikingly beautiful that one could easily mistook them for international supermodels.

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These are what we had for lunch that day.  I was told that these food are typically served for meals in a Russian household. Unlike Malaysian food, they are something what the dietitians and nutritionists will approve. ;) Salad with smoked salmon, thick and creamy potato soup, a typical Russian dish as maincourse, and fruit cocktail to wash off the meal with.

After the fulfilling lunch, came the tea and coffee along with sweet pastries and chocolate, and that’s where the real fun and excitement begins.

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Her Excellency Lyudmila G. Vorobyeva, the ambassador of Russia, telling us about herself and her country. Now, the leaders from our country and the VVIPs from the rest of the world may have worked with her on a professional level, but that day, I had the pleasure of getting to know her on a personal level. She told us about her interesting childhood where she grew up in Thailand over a cuppa tea. Apparently growing up there has left a great impression in her life. From our conversation, I discovered that she is a fun loving person. She loves all the simple pleasure life could offer. And one thing the rest of the world might not know is that this doting mother and wife loves dancing too. The little chit chat then proceeds to some very basic lesson on the Russian language. :P I was given a Russian version of my name, which is simply ‘Liza’ and was taught on how to greet people in Russian.

Apart from that, I was also taught on how to address the Russians correctly without sounding rude or impersonal, and was taught a few terms of endearments in Russian too. :) I struggled a little bit, but I think I can get a hang on some of it now after some practice. :PPreevyet‘ is hi or hello, ‘Spaseeba‘ is Thank you,  ‘Da‘ is Yes,’ Nyet‘ means No,’Da sveedaneeya‘ is Goodbye and ‘Ya tebyaA lyublyu‘ is I love you.

I’m always intrigued by the Russians lifestyle and culture, and one of my all time object of fascination is the Russian dolls. While we were chit chatting that day, I decided to ask Her Excellency about the famous Russian nesting doll, the Matryoshka Doll. I’ve read about it in various mystery novels and seen it in the movies, but never in real life. I wanted to know the real story and the origin of the doll, and who better to ask than a real Russian, who will definitely not make a fiction out of it. ( Hollywood and authors all around the world has given me a rather strange impression about the Russians, you see)

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To my surprise, Her Excellency took out a Matryoshka doll from her collection and gave it to me as a gift. Gosh…I was a bit flustered as I was only asking about the origin and the real story behind the doll (or rather dolls, the doll is hallow and there is few smaller ones nesting inside of it) Thank you so much for your hospitality and your generosity Your Excellency. I’ve seen the Matryoshka dolls in the movies but have never even dreamed of owning one, and now they are on display in my bedroom. :) I’ll think of you and Russia whenever I see the doll. (More about the doll on the blog soon)

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Lunch ended too soon, and here’s one for the album. From left, my new friend Ms. Polina Matveycheva, Her Excellency Lyudmila G. Vorobyeva and on the right, her beautiful niece. :) They are the real life Russian gems, much more precious than Moiseikin’s art and jewelries :)

 

Cleffairy: Getting to know the Russians on a personal level makes me feel like visiting Russia and learn more about the beautiful country one day. There’s more Russian gems and treasures that I have yet to discover. Yes. I would really like that, to visit Russia. :)

#gilabola by Joe Flizzow

It’s past midnight, and I’m here in my regular mamak stall. Obviously I’m no Cinderella. And It’s a good thing too, otherwise my fairygodmother would have a cardiac arrest if she discovered that I’m still…waiting…waiting…after midnight at my regular mamak stall, not for food, but for the football match to start. I know I sounded footballmad, but I just love watching the games on the big screen!

Yes folks, yours truly is infected by the #gilabola fever! I can’t help it. Everyone is talking about it. Some may detest all the hype, but not me. I’ve always been a football fan. When I was still a high school student, I have this habit of going to the football field to watch the boys play football. I enjoyed it very much. I don’t have such chance anymore now considering that I’m no longer a student, but hey, there’s always English Premier League and now ongoing in Brazil as of writing, FIFA World Cup 2014.

I love the adrenaline rush while watching football match, and I went as far as Genting during the opening to meet Robbie Fowler, formerly a Liverpool star player.

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Here’s a little throwback. :) On the left: Robbie Fowler with one of the Genting big boss on the right. :)  I managed to get him to autograph my t-shirt, and I was so, so, happy! That’s definitely going into my ‘not wearing because it is so special wardrobe;. :)

I love all the hype the football fans made when the team they supports score a goal or two. Sports such as this brings so much positive energy and togetherness between family,loved ones and friends, and I’m a sucker for all of the positive energy. It makes me feel so good!

I tend to support the underdogs team, and naturally, the team that I usually root for lost the game pretty early. Last time I placed all my hope on England, but this time around, I go for Japan. I thought that they have a pretty good chance with all their player’s positive attitude, but they lost anyway. It was really sad, but I thought they played really well, and they displayed such awesome sportsmanship attitude!

Anyway, You’ve probably heard Joe Flizzow’s new song, #gilabola. I’ve been listening to that song, and it’s stuck in my head right now. Have you heard the song before? It’s pretty catchy and upbeat.If you haven’t, make sure you watch the music video here:

 

Song : #GilaBola
Singer : Joe Flizzow

Learn the words in the lyrics video and sing along, folks.

The lyric can also be found  HERE: The lyrics talk about the typical habits of ‘football mad’ fans of all ages and origins, like staying up all night, face painting and more.

Come on guys, FIFA World Cup does not happen everyday.  Join me in the #gilabola craze in the Football Mad Territory and make sure you also share all your football-mad moments with the hashtag #gilabola on Instagram! Who knows, your submissions could even appear in their next video.