19 Dis 2019

Local, Affordable, Natural and Organic Skincare by Orgga Malaysia

I received my first Orgga skincare Oliva complete set about three weeks ago. I wanted to blog about it sooner, but I wanted to give it a try first hence the postponed blog post. I used to not taking much care about my skin. But *cough* aging makes me think twice. And getting to try Orgga is a great way to a new start too since I'm pretty much into organic and natural products. When I found out that Orgga is using natural and organic ingredients and The Butterfly Project was looking for blogger to review their set, I was excited and eager to apply!

Orgga is proud with their products that are free from alcohol, hydroquinone, mercury, SLS, paraben, synthetic preservative, sulfates, synthetic colouring and fragrance. Their ultimate goal is to provide a natural skincare made with premium ingredients at affordable price.

The Oliva Complete Set is generally suitable for dry, aging and premature aging skin. Basically, the complete set consists of Oliva Luxe Beauty Oil (20ml), French Rose Facial Cleanser (50gm) and your choice of Face Mist (60ml) and Face Roller.

For me, Le Neroli Face Mist and Rose Quartz Dual-Sided Face Roller together with the Olivia Luxe Beauty oil and French Rose Facial Cleanser.

27 Nov 2019

Taman Burung Kulim is more than just a bird park

Taman Burung Kulim is not just a bird park. It is more like a very small mini zoo with other animals besides birds. There are tortoise, rabbits, chicken, duck, and reptiles too. You can also feed the rabbits and fishes. It may not as big as other bird parks or mini zoo, but with the very minimal admission fee, I'd say it is worth a visit.

We just happened to know about this Taman Burung kulim by chance on Youtube. We've stayed nearby for almost 8 years and only found out about it few months ago lol! Could have visited the place earlier if we knew.

18 Nov 2019

Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm, Teluk Bahang, Pulau Pinang

This is our second time to Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm and I still get excited with all the free-flying butterflies, insects, reptiles and other animals in the place!

Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm, which is located at Teluk Bahang, Penang, is one of the largest butterfly garden in Malaysia with over 15,000 free flying butterflies with more than 200 species of plants with waterfalls, ponds, caves and other artistic garden features!

The kids get to explore nature’s largest classroom and discovery hub, where butterflies and insects are free to come out and play.

30 Okt 2019

Space Mission to the Planetarium Negara Kuala Lumpur

The last time I visited Planetarium Negara (National Planetarium), Kuala Lumpur was back in 2010 when I brought my niece and nephews. After 9 years, finally I'm back, with my two busy bees!

There's not much change in the Kuala Lumpur Planetarium beside the new (not sure how new) Space Pod. I remember I played a virtual football at the main space there.

Planetarium Negara Kuala Lumpur is located at Jalan Perdana, near the other Kuala Lumpur attractions like Masjid Negara, Lake Garden, KL Bird Park and Muzium Negara.

21 Okt 2019

Jawi Peranakan cuisine at Jawi House Cafe Gallery, Penang

We had been wanting to go to Jawi House Cafe Gallery for some time but had always been postponed. As we were planning to have our 7th anniversary lunch, the cafe came to mind again, and we thought it would be great to give it a visit for this special occasion.

Jawi House Cafe Gallery is located at the Armenian Street in Georgetown city centre. Placed in between the old herritage building, it serves halal Jawi Peranakan cuisine, blending Arabic, Northern Indian, Pakistani, Levant and Malay culinary traditions.

Jawi House Cafe Gallery is ranked #8 Malaysian Restaurants in Georgetown Penang with 4.5 out of 5 rating from over 600 reviews, and received TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence too!

9 Okt 2019

Managing my Emotions Better with Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

I attended a talk called Jom Jemput Kebahagiaan the other day at Open House Play Centre, Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Not that I am not bahagia, but this talk is actually about how to manage your emotions with Nonviolent Communication (NVC) by founder of Nouri Wellness, Dr Izam Suziani.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) also known as Compassionate Communication might be new in Malaysia but it's already a well known communication technique world wide. NVC is an approach to nonviolent living developed by Dr Marshall Rosenberg in the 1960s. Its tools are used to regulate emotions, being empathy, express and hear ourselves - taking into considerations on FEELINGS and NEEDS - with no judgment, assumption or blaming.

As you know, anyone - being a mother, an employee, a businesswoman, a housewife - we deal with mixed emotions daily.

2 Okt 2019

theAsianparent app - your no 1 pregnancy and parenting app

When I was about to become a first time mom back in 2014, I remember myself looking for information everywhere on pregnancy, delivering a baby, breastfeeding and even how to care for my little ones. I bought books, I Googled and I even asked my family and friends. Information was everywhere, but I secretly wish for a community where I can ask and discuss about all of the things at one place.

Years passed by and I found out about theAsianparent apps! It was like a dream comes true. Even though I have already have 2 kids now, 5 years old elder Bee and 2 years old little Bee, there are still sometimes queries on how to care and raise my kids well. So I am so glad that I came across the apps!

21 Sep 2019

Fasting Skin Re-water Vital Therapy at Roszen Beauty, MyTown KL

Most knows that I am not the kind of woman who really cares about skin care. Plus, being a mother, I always find it hard to spend extra time going through the skincare products. I wonder how some able to sit in front of their mirror and do so. I would hear my kids screaming Mummmyyyy Mummmyyyy non-stop. But yes, once in a while, I do realize that I have been neglecting my skin and it looks so bad for my age. So I decided to give my skin a treatment it deserves.

When I was in Kuala Lumpur to celebrate Bilal's birthday recently, I visited a spa in MyTown Kuala Lumpur, Cheras, the Roszen Beauty.

Roszen Beauty is a one-stop concept beauty salon that strives to enhance people's confidence by providing comprehensive skin care solutions. Roszen offers a wide range of professional treatments. Roszen Beauty Spa is very relaxing and comfortable.

roszen beauty mytown kuala lumpur facial treatment spa

20 Sep 2019

Mini Karnival Al Haq in cooperation with Kindness Malaysia

We went to Mini Karnival al Haq on Malaysia Day, 16 September 2019 at Rumah Al Haq, Dato' Keramat Kuala Lumpur. The Mini Karnival Al Haq was held to get funding to cover the costs of their operations and other expenses in order to keep the residents safe and comfortable there.

There were many interesting activities that was organized besides selling of food and things, including Nerf Games, sand art, bayblades, face painting and many more.

The mini carnival was also attended by many other children from other shelter homes around Kuala Lumpur.

mini karnival rumah al haq kindness malaysia dato' keramat kuala lumpur

19 Sep 2019

I Won the China House Penang Doodle of The Week Contest

Few weeks back, the complete in-law family went for a tea time at China House Penang after attended a family member's wedding in Balik Pulau.

China House is one of Penang's famous cafe. It is a traditional compound of 3 heritage buildings linked by an open air courtyard. China House Penang which is located at Beach Street and Victoria Street, Georgetown, Penang, consists of 3 restaurants, 3 shops, 1 bakery, 2 art galleries and live music  every night.

They are famous for their cakes - there are up to 50 cakes a day!

At China House Penang, there is a paper placed on the table and crayons are given for the customers to doodle.

Before our meals arrived, I started doodling on the papers provided with the crayons, drawing Balqis and Bilal. Balqis later asked me to continue drawing Mummy and daddy and ended up drawing the whole family.

Note that I am not a doodle artist nor I am good in drawing. I just happen to like to conteng-conteng (sampai masa sekolah selalukena marah dengan my mom sebab conteng buku sekolah hahaha). And saja suka nak lukis to make the kids happy.

china house cafe cake penang beach street victoria street doodle of the week

18 Sep 2019

Birthday Party with KFC Chicky & Friends at AEON Big Ampang

We actually didn't plan big for Bilal's second birthday party. All we had in mind was to buy a cake and some food and hang out with family at home. But my mom got another idea and she wanted to throw her grandson a birthday party at any fast food restaurant instead. After giving some thoughts and had some discussions, we said okay to Nenek. So we had Bilal's 2nd birthday party at KFC Aeon Big Ampang the day after his actual birthday (because of the availability of the slot). 

We choose KFC as our party place as it is obviously everyone's favorite fast food restaurant. KFC Aeon Big Ampang is the nearest KFC store from our place which have the birthday party service. Plus point that the party area is spacious and is separated from the main KFC dining area.

11 Sep 2019

The Kids First Merdeka Celebration - National Day at Dataran Kulim Kedah

We were all excited to go celebrate the National Day at Esplanade (Padang Kota), Penang on the Saturday, 31st August 2019 morning, as per stated in the government website and few other website.

But once we arrived there, we saw the road was way too clear and quite for a long weekend holiday in Penang, let alone to have a Merdeka celebration. Then we remembered that daddy said the notis penutupan jalan is for Butterworth. So we checked on Facebook and other social media updates - yes - the celebration was done in Butterworth, not Esplanade. 😭

I was so frustrated for the fact I stayed up to sew their t-shirts to go for the national day marching and celebration. So we ended up go to have our breakfast (again) at Roti Canai Jalan Argyll and brought the kids to the playground instead.

sambutan merdeka kulim kedah 2019

8 Ogo 2019

Messy play: Tutty fruity at Open House, Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Did you know, messy play - in addition to being fun and interesting for babies and young children, encourage children to explore and investigate?

Other reasons messy play or sensory play is beneficial for children include helping children to build nerve connections in the brain. It encourages the development of motor skills.

Generally, sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes as they play, create, investigate and explore.

'Messy Play' can help children in many ways, to calm down, express their feelings, experiment with different materials, learn about textures and learn hand-eye coordination or to practice drawing, measuring and mixing skills.

sensory messy play open house event space penang dr nurhaya lactation centre

Little Caliph Pearl City & Jawi Sports Day and Anniversary Carnival

Little Caliph Pearl City and Little Caliph Jawi (which also known as Tadika As Saadah) sports day is more like a carnival, in conjunction with Tadika As Saadah 5th year anniversary.

Mummy woke up early morning, very excited to attend Balqis' very first sports day. Balqis was very excited and looking forward for her sports day too. She's been practising the Robocar Poli dance, which the kids supposed to dance during the opening ceremony.

She would ask Mummy everyday after school if tomorrow was the sports day.

When she woke up and got ready, she was still very excited. We had breakfast first before we go to the event place. We reached the sports day place, registered and went to wait under the tent.

little caliph pearl city bandar tasek mutiara jawi tadika as saadah sukan sport day

23 Jul 2019

Experience Balik Pulau by Cycling, Balik Pulau Festival 2019

It's just last two weeks that we went to the Audi Dream Farm in Balik Pulau, and we were there again last weekend to join Let's Rock Balik Pulau programme, in conjunction with Balik Pulau Festival 2019.

There were two activities offered through the Let's Rock Balik Pulau programme - cycling at Balik Pulau or mangrove boating and hiking. The event is organized by Tourism Malaysia together with Matahari Cycle Tours and Travel.

The inaugural Balik Pulau Festival 2019 was held for three days from 19 to 21 July 2019, offering various programs including running events, cycling, traditional orchestral performances, services from government agencies, games, food and handicraft.

Cycling Balik Pulau, Balik Pulau Festival, Matahari Cycle Tours, Penang

18 Jul 2019

Feeding the farm animals at Audi Dream Farm, Balik Pulau

We found out about Audi Dream Farm months ago when I saw some friends postings on going there but then, we forgot about the place until recently so we decided to take the kids there since Balqis had been bugging us to take her to the zoo. FYI, Penang tak ada zoo ye. So, Taiping is the nearest and we just been there last few months too.

Audi Dream Farm is located in Sungai Rusa, Balik Pulau, Penang. Just Waze "Audi Dream Farm" and it will take you there straight away.

For MyKad holders, the admission fee was RM 10 each for adult, RM 5 for children 3 to 12 years old and free for below 3. For animal feeding, the basket cost RM15 including several animal foods, pre-packed.

[ Get Audi Dream Farm Admission Ticket with Camel Riding here: http://bit.ly/audidreamfarmklook

The Audi Dream Farm opens everyday from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm including most public holidays.

Audi Dream Farm Balik Pulau Penang Petting Zoo Feed Animal

10 Jul 2019

Penang Sentral, the newly opened transportation hub in Penang

Remember last time when I blogged about our little outing taking the train to Butterworth and hanging out at Penang Sentral? Well, I did not mentioned much about Penang Sentral because I think it deserves a post on its own.

Penang Sentral is the new hub for all transportation and transits in Butterworth - KTM station, bus station, jetty for ferry and of cos, taxis. In addition to the convenience of public transportation, Penang Sentral offers several facilities and services to enhance the traveler's experience while in transit. 

Penang Sentral is build with shops, ticketing counters, prayer rooms, a food court, a nursing room and many other facilities to accommodate the needs of travellers. There are also parking spaces available for the convenience of those using transport facilities there. Penang Sentral is hoped to play an important role in streamlining transportation in the state as the place was a hub for long and short distance buses, taxis, ferries and trains.

Penang Sentral Butterworth Pulau Pinang KTM Bus Jeti Feri Ferry

8 Jul 2019

Taiwan Halal Products Sharing and Cooking Demo by Chef Nurilkarim

Halal bubble tea? That’s right! The ever-popular bubble tea from Taiwan is made using halal raw material which makes it the ideal beverage for Muslim in Malaysia and beyond.

One of the activity during the Taiwan Expo 2019 is the Taiwan Halal and Bubbles Tea Products Sharing Session which was held on the second day of the expo, 6 July 2019.

With the Penang government actively developing its halal industry, there are plenty of business opportunities between Taiwanese halal products manufacturers and Malaysian businesses waiting to be explored. Taiwanese halal products are highly regarded for the high-quality production and attractive packaging, and the products on display at this year’s expo include many halal food and beverage items, halal beauty products and halal agricultural products.

7 Jul 2019

Witnessing awesome Taiwan products and services at the Taiwan Expo 2019

After attended the Industry 4.0: Smart Factory Solution seminar, I went to the Taiwan Expo at the Ballroom of Setia SPICE Convention Centre to witness the awesomeness the Taiwanese brought to Penang.

Based on Taiwanese government’s flagship programs and prospective areas, the Taiwan Expo presents and share Taiwan’s experience in various industries.

There were different pavilion with different theme showcasing Taiwan finest products and services including Taiwan Excellence Pavilion, Taiwan Tourism Pavilion, Taiwan Halal & Bubble Tea Pavilion, Taiwan Beauty Pavilion and Taipei Your Partner Pavilion.

6 Jul 2019

Industry 4.0: Smart Factory Solution Seminar by Taiwan Excellence, Taiwan Expo 2019

During the Taiwan Expo 2019 that was held in Setia SPICE Convention Centre on 5th to 6th July 2019, I managed to attend one of the seminar organised by the Taiwan Excellence, the "Industry 4.0: SMart Factory Solution" seminar, which also in conjunction with the existing products on display.

The seminar objective is to share Taiwanese experience in this area with Malaysian counterparts.

Speakers include representatives from renowned Industry 4.0 manufacturers Advantech, Hiwin and Nexcom as they touched on topics of co- creation models, smart machinery and their Internet of Things. The seminar was well received by the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Penang Foundry & Engineering Industries Association (PENFEIA).

4 Jul 2019

Ruang kerja menarik di The Venture co-working space, Tanjung Tokong, Penang

Bekerja dengan permandangan laut yang saujana mata memandang? Mesti lah nak, kan! The Venture co-working space yang terletak di Tanjung Point merupakan ruang bekerja yang pertama dengan pemandangan laut di Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang.

The Venture menawarkan pelbagai pakej menarik untuk memenuhi keperluan anda, termasuk 'digital nomads' pada harga RM 20 sehari dan pas pelajar pada hanya RM15 sehari, dengan akses internet berkelajuan tinggi, kopi, teh & snek dan utiliti percuma.

Perkhidmatan lain menawarkan alamat perniagaan, pengendalian mel, pencetakan dan pengimbasan. The Venture juga menyediakan ruang untuk mesyuarat dan ruang acara.

The Venture Coworking Space Tanjung Point Tanjung Tokong Penang Pulau Pinang

26 Jun 2019

Produk K-beauty terbaru dari Althea A'Bloom

Got myself my very first Althea Korea products and it's the A'Bloom collection yeayyy! Excited sangat bila parcel ni sampai sebab dah baca ramai yang review barang Althea ni memang elok so nak juga lah merasa kan. And sebab sejak-sejak ada anak memang jarang sangat give attention to diri sendiri, ni anak kedua pun dah besar sikit, nak lah memanjakan diri sendiri balik kan. Asyik manjakan anak je hehe. 

Parcel ni sampai few days before raya hari tu. Tapi baru hari ni sempat nak update kat blog sebab (konon-konon) busy dengan raya hari tu. First sekali masa unboxing (which lupa ambik video sad!), surprise dengan packaging kotak dia. It's a Hari Raya themed box, okay. Rasa teruja sangat sebab Althea Korea took the initiative to make it personal as masa tu dah raya season. Love sangat, kan? Memang confirm akan simpan lah kotak tu. Dah lah memang sejenis hoarder hahaha.

A'Bloom adalah jenama terbaru dari Althea Korea yang menjanjikan untuk membawa kegembiraan kepada rutin kecantikan anda. Dengan konsep yang cute, unik dan berwarna-warni, A'Bloom ingin menjadikan rutin kecantikan sesuatu yang menyeronokkan. A'bloom direka untuk menyampaikan produk kecantikan K-beauty dengan segar, cepat dan funky!

So dalam kotak tu ada beberapa barang iaitu set A'Bloom Mask Sheet set, A'Bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster dan A'Bloom Giant & Baby Meringe Puffs. Jom tengok barang-barang tu, jom!

Althea Korea KBeauty Abloom Set Face Mask BHA Blackhead Blaster Meringue Puff

20 Jun 2019

Taiwan Expo 2019 bakal berlangsung di SPICE Arena, Pulau Pinang

Taiwan Expo 2019 akan berlangsung pada 5 dan 6 Julai di Setia SPICE Convention Centre, Pulau Pinang dari 10am ke 6pm. Kemasukan adalah percuma. Pameran ini mempunyai 6 kategori utama yang disesuaikan untuk pelan pembangunan Pulau Pinang dan mengukuhkan hubungan di antara Malaysia dan Taiwan, termasuk Bandar Pintar & Industri 4.0, Teknologi Hijau, Perubatan, Produk Halal, Gaya Hidup dan Pelancongan. 

Taiwan Expo 2019 akan disertai lebih daripada 100 pengilang di 110 gerai pameran. Selaras dengan usaha kerajaan Malaysia untuk menggalakkan perkembangan bandar pintar, Taiwan Smart City Pavilion akan menampilkan pelbagai solusi lengkap integrasi peralatan dan perisian; Excellent Taiwan’s Export Processing Zones akan membawa teknologi air terkini untuk rumah dan industri, termasuk pengisi automatik, mesin pengedap, panduan gergaji rantai dan lain-lain pengeluar peralatan tulen (OEM) untuk industri makanan.

Taiwan Expo 2019 Malaysia Setia SPICE Penang

31 Mei 2019

Adam's Kitchen Coffee and Grill, Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam

Adam's Kitchen ni terletak di Bandar Perda, Penang, dekat dgn Restoran Kapitan Perda. Kedai ni actually dah lama nampak tapi tak pernah try. Setiap kali pergi makan kat Restoran Kapitan, Nash Bistro atau Kedai Nasi Arab Hadramawt kat sana, mesti cakap lain kali nak try makan kat Adam's Kitchen. Bulan ganti tahun, tak pergi-pergi pun jugak.

So hari tu, the in-laws family plan nak berbuka kat luar sambil sambut belated birthday Ayah dan advance birthday Ibu. Diorang suggest nak makan kat Adam's Kitchen, so setuju je lah sebab memang teringin nak cuba.

Adams Kitchen Coffee Grill Bandar Perda Pulau Pinang Penang Western Food

28 Mei 2019

Pelbagai tempat makan dan rehat baru di R&R Juru Arah Selatan, Pulau Pinang

Kalau sebelum ni, perjalanan dari utara ke selatan melalui Lebuhraya Utara Selatan tak banyak kawasan rehat yang agak besar di belah utara. Jadi semua tempat makan, tempat solat, tandas agak sesak. Kalau yang keluar exit bawah sikit, dah banyak juga pilihan tempat rehat seperti di R&R Gunung Semanggol (Bukit Merah), R&R Sungai Perak atau R&R Tapah.

Tapi lepas kawasan baru dibuka di Pusat Perniagaan Setia Sentral di R&R Juru (arah selatan), lepas ni lebih mudah dan selesa lah para musafir nak isi perut, beli bekalan atau berehat seketika sebelum menyambung perjalanan tu. 

Kalau travel dari utara ke selatan lepas ni, boleh lah singgah tempat-tempat makan baru di R&R Juru Arah Selatan ni, selain gerai makanan R&R yang sedia ada. 

Ada sesetengah premis ini menyediakan kemudahan seperti surau, indoor playground kanak-kanak dan wifi percuma untuk keselesaan pelanggan. Dan hampir kesemua menyediakan perkhidmatan pandu-lalu.

Mcdonalds mccafe surau

15 Mei 2019

Tambang murah ke Seoul dengan Cathay Pacific

Hari tu duduk mengemas rumah, ternampak lah buku Little Pilot Logbook & Travelogue Diary Balqis ni dan photobook-photobook travel Balqis. Mummy pun belek punya belek. Sikit punya lama lah tak berjalan jauh rupanya. Kalau Balqis dulu umur 8 bulan dah start merasa naik kapal terbang (walaupun naik dari Penang turun Langkawi je haha), Bilal belum ada rezeki lagi nak bawak berjalan dengan aeroplane.

Lepas tu mula lah membayang-bayangkan, kalau la ada rezeki nak pergi jalan-jalan... nak pergi mana ya?

10 Mei 2019

Taiping Zoo, Ansari Famous Cendol and Mee Udang Mak Jah

We went to Taiping the last weekend before Ramadhan. Balqis had been asking us to bring her to hotel. She basically imagine to get to go to "hotel Terengganu" again because obviously she had so much fun when we were there. Primula Beach Resort, Kuala Terengganu has a fun slide and pool with views and a private beach for some sand play.

So anyway, since we obviously won't make a trip to Kuala Terengganu again in near future, we make a rather impromptu plan two days trip to Taiping as it is one of the nearest city and has some fun place for kids too.

We started our journey on Saturay morning to Taiping by car. The travel took around 40 minutes only from our home. We went straight to the Zoo Taiping as it was one of our main agenda for the trip.

Taiping Zoo Night Safari Perak

3 Mei 2019

Labour Day Outing, KTM Komuter Northern Sector and Penang Sentral

I was reminiscing the good old study days when I took the KTM train back to Kuala Lumpur with the bed coach and all. I really think that the new ETS should just be an additional option, not to fully replace the old train. I've always wanted to bring my kids to experience the life I had before. Sad. Anyway, can you believe I have never try the ETS? The young and adventurous me might have taken the ETS for hundreds of time by now. But taking the ETS back to Kuala Lumpur is not really a good option for us since we would need a car (with safety seats) to go around town when we were there. Hence it's always best that we just drive back home.

The night before Labor day public holiday, I asked husband if he wants to bring the kids to try the KTM Komuter Northern Sector (Komuter Utara) the next day since we did not have anything planned. I knew Balqis would really love a train ride, and I wanted to give it a try too. We've never tried the KTM Komuter Utara. (Like there's so many difference with KL train kan haha). So we decided to bring the kids outing, taking the train to Butterworth and might as well visit the (not so) newly opened Penang Sentral.

mbb ktm komuter utara bukit mertajam butterworth

30 Apr 2019

Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Taste Cafe, G Hotel Gurney, Penang

Taste Cafe in G Hotel Gurney features a lavishing buka puasa spread with athentic local Malay cuisines and a twist on western delights. Taste Cafe Ramadhan menus will be on daily rotation to ensure that there are many varieties to satisfy the guests. The highlight for the buffet spread is all about Roast and Grill, whereby the chefs will be preparing the food in the live action stalls at the alfresco area which gives the vibe of being in an exciting Ramadhan bazaar.

Ramadan Buffet Penang

11 Apr 2019

Penang International Food Festival (PIFF) 2019 is here!

The Penang International Food Festival (PIFF) is back again this year!

The PIFF is an annual event festival held in Penang to promote the state as the food paradise of Asia. PIFF is designed with food lover in mind. Their hard work and efforts is to bring the world-class food festivals through major vents, mini festivals, food trains, competitions, dining experience and sharing sessions.

The events will take place at unique locations such as local market, narrow back lanes, aboard the Penang famous ferry, an old bus depot and other distinctive venues. They promise a journey to discover the sizzling unique sights, tastes, sounds and aroma Penang has to offer.

Penang International Food Festival 2019 (PIFF 2019) will be held from 13 Apri 2019 to 28 April 2019.

5 Apr 2019

Penang Science Cluster @ Heritage, Georgetown, Penang

Penang Science Cluster (PSC) @ Heritage is located at at the Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, Georgetown, Penang. It was launched on 5 December 2015.

PSC is a non-profit organisation with a mission to build a pipeline of talent in by sparking interest in science and technology, creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among the youngsters. PSC inspires students through hands-on, inquiry-based science and technology programs.

penang science cluster heritage georgetown penang

7 Mac 2019

I'm a dōTERRA wellness advocate!

A few friends approached me, inviting me to try essential oils (EO) as they thought I'm not using any. Maybe because I've never shared publicly that I actually use EO. I've been using dōTERRA oils for more than 2 years now. Thanks to Eqin for introducing me to dōTERRA.

I'm not against medicine, I still go to clinic when needed. But with EO, it helps reducing minor pain like headache, stomach ache and minor cuts using natural oils. And diffusing makes the room smells good too!

I am not sure why I've never shared about me using essential oils, but since I'm joining the 30-day photo challenge on Instagram, and will be taking A LOT of photo, so yeah, might as well use it for the blog. Hahaha!

doterra malaysia essential oil

5 Mac 2019

Local Western Food @ Terlioq Pasta Sandwiches, Tanjung Tokong, Penang

Terlioq Pasta Sandwich is located at Kompleks Desiran Tanjung, Tanjung Tokong, just a few stalls away from Nazeerra's Kacang Pool Penang. Well, as other stalls there, the Terlioq Pasta Sandwiches stall is also small and if you see, you might find it biasa-biasa je. And you may also just pass by without wanting to give it a try. But wait till you see the menu, they serve bukan biasa-biasa okay.

Terlioq Pasta Sandwich serves variety of pasta and sandwich, of cos. Owned and cooked by a Muslim, so, halal pasta oh yeah!

Actually, a family member recommended us to try this stall and she said it's their family's favourite whevever in town.

Terlioq Pasta Sandwich Kompleks Desiran Tanjung, Tanjung Tokong, Penang
The one man show by Chef Zam.

1 Mac 2019

Fun and educational games by Happy Go KL

Everyday, we will try to find time to spend with the kids before they go to sleep, not matter how late Daddy comes back from work. Sometimes we play train and tracks, sometime we play with blocks.

And of course, one of Balqis' favorite is playing this Lizards and Ladders board game by Happy Go KL - All About Kuala Lumpur for Families. I like that the game comes with beautiful theme of Malaysian rainforest.

happy go KL board games lizards and ladders

28 Feb 2019

The Table Penang, Lebuh Carnavon, Georgetown

I've been stalking The Table Penang Facebook and Instagram for quite some times and been asking husband to bring me there. But since it is located at Lebuh Carnavon, which is really in the middle of the town with very limited car park area, and only open at night, we have never had a chance to pay a visit.

The Table Penang which is located at 27, Lebuh Carnavon, is a small cafe just before the junction. Is is in a walking distance from Masjid Kapitan Keling. The cafe is one of the few halal cafes serving western food and coffee in Georgetown.

So anyway, a few months back, we finally got to go to The Table Penang yayy! And yes, we have to make few rounds to find a place to park the car and finally got to park near the diner, after I almost give up and tell husband to just go home if we could not find a car park lol.

the table penang, georgetown halal cafe, western food, burger, pasta and coffee

27 Feb 2019

Post Analisis TV Al-Hijrah Isu Doula: Prof Imelda vs Doula Hayati

Isu debat doula tak habis-habis lalu lagi kat timeline Facebook sampai hari ni.

Biasalah, masing-masing mesti backup pilihan masing-masing. Tak kira mana betul mana salah.

Team Prof Imelda: Bagus Prof. Kak Yatt tu kaki putar etc. Prof Imelda the best.

Team Doula: TV tak adil, patut pilih doula yg tak kontrovesi. Ada doula lain lebih layak mewakili doula-doula di Malaysia ni.

Here's what I think. (Saja nak jump onthe bandwagon comment pasal ni juga hehe)

21 Feb 2019

Penang Digital Library Phase 1 and Phase 2, Georgetown

Penang Digital Library is located at No. 135 Jalan Masjid Negeri, George Town, Penang, on the grounds of Penang Free School. The Penang Digital Library is a project supported by the Penang State Government. It was made possible through the collaboration from various companies including Keysight Technologies, Eastern & Oriental Group (E&O) and TIME dotCom.

The Phase 1 building was lauched back in October 2016. Penang Digital Library Phase 1 opens 24 hours daily. 

However, it could hardly accommodate 80 people and was always crowded. That was why former chief minister Lim Guan Eng came up with the idea for Phase 2, which has seating for more than 500 people.

29 Jan 2019

Really tall and long shelf at BookXcess in Gurney Paragon, Penang

So, have you heard about the newly opened book store with a really tall and long shelf?

It's the well know parent of the great Big Bad Wolf book sales, the BookXcess Bookstore now opened in Gurney Paragon mall, Penang!

Located at Level 7 and 8 of Gurney Paragon Mall, this is their 8th outlet and the first store out of the central region! The book store covers over 26 000 sq ft with countless numbers of shelves.

It is also an insta-worthy bookstore, trust me. Too bad I was too occupied with the kids that I did not get the chance to get myself captured for insta purpose lol.

bookxcess gurney paragon mall penang book xcess bookstore

18 Jan 2019

Natural baby products by Chomel Baby

After I read about the negative sides of parabens, I have been switching more to natural products than I was before, especially when it comes to my babies' product. Unfortunately parabens are everywhere, in most commercial products. They can be found in all soaps, body washes, shampoos, and moisturizers.

I first heard of Chomel Baby products when Babydash.com agreed to sponsor for our International Babywearing Event last October and one of the items they gave was Chomel Baby Breast Pump and Bottle Cleanser.

And now I got the chance to try their baby Head to Toe Wash, Daily Lotion and Baby Wipes.

chomel baby daily lotion head to toe shower wash wet tissue no sls natural no paraben

11 Jan 2019

City Walk 2019 In conjunction with City Day

We woke up early on New Year morning to join the other Penangites for the City Walk 2019. City Walk is an annual event organized by Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang in conjunction with City Day. This City Walk is me and husband's third time (after 2014 and 2017), Balqis' second time and of course the first one for Bilal.

What I like about the City Walk is that not like other walk where you just walk for few kilometres to get the medal. One of this walk objective is to let you know more about Penang generally.

Each participants will be given a passport with five Penang attractions or historical places, and you will get a sticker (previous ones were stamped) when you reach the places.

penang city walk city day 2019

9 Jan 2019

#snippetsofmylife : Mummy kena marah

Balik sekolah tadi Balqis excited nak tunjuk kat Mummy craft dia buat hari ni. Mummy bising lah suruh cepat duduk kat car seat sbb ada kereta parent lain tunggu kat belakang.

M: Nanti kalau car tu marah Mummy macam mana?
B: Car tu tak ada mulut dengan mata, mana boleh marah Mummy.
M: Nanti org dalam tu, Mama HS marah Mummy nanti.
B: Tu bukan Mama, tu Papa HS yang ambil HS balik.
M: Ok lah, nanti Papa HS marah Mummy nanti macam mana?
B: Tapi Papa HS tu kan dalam car.
M: Nanti kalau Papa HS turun car nanti marah Mummy.
B: Tapi Mummy kan dalam car.
M: Nanti Papa HS tu ketuk kat sini nanti (cermin tingkap).

Sebelum Balqis sempat jawab, Mummy terus kuatkan volume speaker dan biar dia distracted dgn Super Wings nya.


7 Jan 2019

DIY Kids Art & Craft at Craftomon's, MyTown Kuala Lumpur

Craftomon's by Open Playschool is a children activity store in MyTown shopping mall, Kuala Lumpur. The Craftomon's store is located at Level 1, in front of the escalator near link bridge to IKEA.

We stumbled upon this store while we were there and Balqis requested to do some painting. There are a lot of art and craft activities to do there.  Some of the DIY arts and craft things that you may purchase to bring home, or do it there at the store are key-chain, fridge magnet, coin banks, photo frames and many more.

Of course we like this store. Even though both of us are from science background, we always encourage Balqis to do arts & crafts. And she herself likes to do all those painting, cutting, doodling.

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