Monday, October 29, 2012

Wellness Journey 2012 : Health, Spa, Beauty

It's back!
The second Sabah Wellness Exhibition returns bigger and better than ever!

With more exhibitors, means more good stuff coming your way. 
That is only if you are coming for the awesome exhibition, of course ;)

Exhibition will be on the 
24th & 25th of November 2012
at the Sabah Trade Center, Kota Kinabalu. 

This event will have 3 key components:-
an Exhibition Gallery 
This year, the exhibition will be designed in a way that visitors
will be guided through a one-way flow of traffic pathway lined up with products and services
by prominent players of the wellness and lifestyle industry. This ensures the visitor to experience everything the exhibitors has to offer. Thus naming this year's exhibition as Wellness Journey.

a Wellness Conference 
a 2-day forum centred on presenting information and talks delivered by a number of prominent players in the health and wellness industries. Featuring 6 international speakers this year, including Singaporean wellness coach and consultant Julina Halim; Australian traditional  and complementary medicine specialist Professor Gerard Bodeker; the Canadian founder of Biossentials, Joanne Bruce; Malaysian herbal medicine expert dr. Sivakumar Kumaresan; Austrian health and wellness consultant Karina Lipold; and Singaporean wellness magnate Micheal Loh.

To sign up for the conference, do it online [CLICK HERE]

a series of Enriching Workshops
Conducted by leading experts in the field., these free workshops will teach attendees the ins and outs of different wellness disciplines and activities, providing a hands-on learning experience which ensires that guests will leave equipped with new and innovative ways to relax and rejuvenate in the comfort of their won homes.

Jointly organised by
Sabah Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals Association

Sponsored by
Lactovida (M) Sdn Bhd
Nes Health 
Xtremechi Suria Sd. Bhd.

To be kept up-to-date 
with all the happenings of this prestigious event, 

join their Facebook page 

check out their official website

My New Sponsor! - RaymondChuPhotography

Raymond Chu 
with an undying fascination of capturing moments on film.

I have only known this guy for a couple of months,
but he has proven over and over again
how much of a good friend he is
and exactly how PATIENT he is with how fussy i am.

He sat there for hours 
listening to me describe my dream blogskin,
then he would sketch a rough picture for me to envision,
after hours of hard work, he lets me see the blog design, 
i had him fix a few minor details and...

i got my dream blog design. 

i'm technogically challenged.
so I love shortcuts when it comes to anything tech-related.
 And Raymond is that shortcut for me!

:)  i'm one haaaappy blogger. 

Not only talented with website designs, 
Raymond Chu has a love of taking pictures during happy occasions!
 definitely not new to being a wedding photographer.
i particularly love his pictures of events & soon-to-be parents! 

He is quite a funny fellow, so do consider him for hire. ;) 

maternity pics

best of friends

at Lava Resto & Bar

 Once again, thank you Raymond Chu
  for being my very own blog/website designer!

For those of you 
who would like Raymond to be
 your very own blog/website designer too,
feel free to message him via his Facebook Page!
[Click here]

i love freebies.
 So to make me happy and my readers entertained,
do consider being my sponsor. hehe!
contact me via my facebook page

xoxo, char

Friday, October 12, 2012

KK Burger Bakar @ Tanjung Aru

THIS is what a typical boring burger looks like.

With its measly shredded lettuce,
 a single slice of cheese,
small, thin and dry meat patties,
 it's no wonder so many of us grow bored of it really quick!

You wanna know what a real hunk-a-chunk of a burger looks like? 

THIS is how real burgers should look like! 

Only real food lovers would appreciate this beauty! 

omg. i'm making myself drool. 

Find this outlet 
 KK Burger Bakar
 at the Open Food Court beside the Tanjung Aru Plaza.

Those of you who are gonna try it earlier than me, 
please let me know how a piece of this heaven taste like! 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Miss Queen of Clubs 2012 : Are You The Ultimate Socialite?

Miss Malaysia Queen of Clubs has finally  reached our shores! 

Are you guys ready to be entertained 
by genuinely beautiful women of all sizes and various talents? 

I'm a little shy but really honored, 
thank you Calista Liew and Ripples Consultancy
 for inviting me to be the guest judge 
at Lava, on the 5th of October 2012 (Friday)! 

so excited to be invited as guest judge!

With that said, 
I'm hoping those of you around Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
 will join the fun at Lava, Karamunsing Capital that night. 

Show these girls with real curves and talent some love! 

All the best to all the Queens!

To be kept updated, join their Facebook page

And to see the beautiful women in action as they compete with each other 
to be crowned as the Queen of Clubs,
check out the list of dates and venues here. 

Not restricted to the boring regulations and requirements as used by many other beauty pageants, Miss Malaysia Queen of Clubs is set to breathe some fresh air into the familiar yet repetitive world of pageants. 

Focusing mainly on the personality and charm of the contestants, there are no restrictions such as height or size - as long as you are female by birth, 18 -35 years old and non-Muslim, the world is your stage!!

Proud Sponsors: 
 Rip Curl 

Official Venues

Official Shopping Mall
 Suria Sabah

Official Restaurant 

Official Magazine

Official Hair and Makeup

Official Photographer
Seri Gaya Studio

Official Videographer
 Gang Kapak

Friday, September 14, 2012

Broadband for All! - P1's 4G Broadband Official Launch

Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd  
is now officially launched its commercial service in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. 

having those mini modem in ur handbag or pocket allows u to be online anytime anywhere! 

A leading 4G high speed broadband pioneer in South East Asia with its aggressive rollout plan which includes an investment of RM30million to kick start its service deployment and intending of covering approximately 80% of households in KK within 6 months. 

The launch at the Le Meridien hotel was officiated by
 the Deputy Minister of Information. Communication and Culture - 
Yang Berhormat Datuk Joseph Salang.

Mr Michael Lai, CEO of P1 giving the welcome speech

YB Datuk Joseph Salang sharing his joy of having P1 4G in KK

Answering numerous question with ease and confidence during the Q&A session.

A picture with the CEO of P1 , the very inspiring Mr Michael Lai. 

I love how they actually have a goal to deliver "Broadband for All" 
by providing high performance and affordable high speed broadband in Sabah. 

This is what some of the early suscribers of P1 in KK have to say about the service :- 

"My experience with P1's services started from the office as they too suscribed to P1, and i was so impressed with the speed and stability that i was convinced that i should get it for my home."
Mr Wilson Wilfred Doos

"A friend of mine who is using P1 recommended them to me. It's been a good experience with P1 so far especially with the speed and stability."
Mr Kelvin Lau

"I always feel the need to stay connected with my friends and family and do so via social networks. Therefore, I'm online all the time and I'm impressed with how fast and stable it is."
Mrs Rosminah Binti Moniring 

Rates starts as low as RM39/month!

Ensure your neighbourhood is covered by P1!
Click this link to check your if your area has 4G coverage.

For their latest promotions, enquiries or to suscribe

  1300 03 8887 (Mon - Fri,9am - 7pm l Sat 9am - 1pm) 
or e-mail them at

Visit their website :

Monday, July 30, 2012

Alu Alu Cafe by Gayana Eco Resort

If you LOVE eating fish,
then you're going to fall in love with 
the brand new Alu-Alu Cafe! 

pic credits to Beverly  :) 

Located just outside the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal 
and in the same block of shoplots with Cock & Bull bar
is the brand new Alu-Alu cafe. 

Operating Hours : 10.30am - 2.30pm & 6.30pm - 10.00pm

What i really love about this new cafe is it's use of organic fish and vegetables.

Now, alot of us would be quick to assume that organic food would be expensive,
but, let me assure you... it's super affordable.. and so yummy!

The Alu-Alu Cafe is an extension of services 
by the Alu-Alu Chinese Seafood Restaurant at Gayana Eco Resort. 

 Calista, myself, MeiTzeu and Beverly

 My favorite has got to be the  
Fish Fillet with Wasabi & Potato - RM20!

it's ridiculously delicious.
 i can even eat it without rice or any other dish! 
Pieces of organic fish fried with potato and laced with wasabi!
ohmygosh... heavenly dish.

Another simple Chinese cafe style dish 
 Fish Ball with Glass Noodle Soup  -  RM16

Chinese Herb & Yam Soup (Fish Head) - RM25

 Thai Style Ba Jiao Fish Fillet - RM20

Stir Fried Fish Fillet with Butter Milk Sauce - RM20 

Braised Fish Head with Beancurd in Claypot – RM32

Braised Fish Head Enoki Mushroom & Red Dates – RM32

Organic Bak Choy with Garlic – RM12

Organic Choy Sum With Braised Superior Sauce – RM12

 Steam Chicken with Salt (Kampung Chicken) - RM45
pic credits to Eric - Raja Oberon 

Prices are nett inclusive of service & taxes.

Good News! 

Meals can be as affordable at RM10nett per person
 (for the general lunch workforce) 
where they can order a soup of their choice 
with fish fillet/fish head/fish ball etc. 
and comes with noodles (dry or soup) 
or with rice.

for more info, 
Call them at +088 380 390 / 088- 381 390 (fax). 


For more information about Alu-Alu, Gayana Resort and
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, please visit 

thanks to Dinoza, Beverly and Syminton for the opportunity. 

ajak me along if you're going to eat there!  

Hungry and on a budget? 
Check out the RM25 eat-all-you-can seafood restaurant

Monday, July 23, 2012

Movie Review : The Dark Knight Rises

Sad to say, I would only give this movie a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
I kinda expected this movie to be a 4.5 or a 5 star movie. le sigh. 

Christian Bale isnt hot anymore in this movie. But thank goodness, Anne Hathaway is absolutely gorgeous. Sexy lips and that hot body. Kinda balances it all out.

The movie was a tad too long winded, i thought it would never end! It's nearly 3 hours! I kept thinking : "How is this movie gonna end? Isn't supposed to be ending soon? now? "

There were scenes in this movie where the family butler Alfred was touching, but just not touching enough. Like, you wanted to tear up, but it just didnt quite make it. Abit potong steam lor.

The movie didnt really show how the hell Batman fell for Miranda Tate! I just cant accept it, you dont sleep with someone who joins you to break into YOUR OWN house! pfffft....

Morgan Freeman as the business manager of Wayne Enterprises managed to convince me that the movie might not be too bad. He still reminds me of God after watching Bruce Almighty.

 That super awesome bike that Batman allows Catwoman to use... is droolworthy. The minute i saw it, I wanted it! Accidentally squeaked out loud to my boyfriend : "OMG I WANT THAT!"  He gave me the 'r-u-ok?' stare.  oops.

Am i weird to think that the overtly optimistic policeman is actually irritating?  I might be the only one.. oh well.

Bane, who is the villain didnt seem scary or intimadating enough lor. Has huge muscles and ... a halloween mask that alters his voice. hmmm... found that abit boring.

But.... i liked the twist at the end of the movie. Shall not spoil it for those who have yet to watch this movie! It definitely saved this movie for me, or else it would have been completely forgettable.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sabah International Folklore Festival SIFF 2012

My first time attending this festival and ... 
I'm actually really impressed!
For those of you who don't know me,
I'm abit hard to please.

Heavy rain and a massive traffic jam 
certainly did not discourage the enthusiastic crowd
from attending the 7th Sabah International Folklore Festival 2012.

The performance was captivating from the very beginning. 
18 countries coming together in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
to perform their traditional dances. 

Always wrathed in smiles, 
the performers seem to radiate confidence and absolute pride
in their cultural dance.
 I was instantly infected by their enthusiasm 
and had to constantly tell myself to stop smiling and bobbing my head,
 "oi. I'm here to take pictures la!"

The colorful and striking traditional attire 
of the many different countries are always fascinating.
And it's just alot more attention grabbing when it's worn by a hottie. 
*naughty smile*






Timor Leste

Timor Leste




Land Below The Wind

One Malaysia dance troop


the Philippines

Czech Republic

Papua New Guinea
I enjoyed myself tremendously. 
The crowd was obviously enjoying it alot as well 
as they clapped their hands to the beat of the music.
 I'm sure the performers felt appreciated and danced the best they could. 

Being able to witness 18 different countries' cultural dances in one night 
is an amazing and truly rare opportunity. 
One that i appreciate and wont forget. 

All in all, i must say,
the night at the Sabah International Folklore Festival 2012
was a major success.
Let's go together next year, pretty please?
I wanted to take pictures with the handsome 'angmohs'!

Heartfelt thanks to Breeze magazine for the Media Entry invite!

For more of my pictures of SIFF 2012,  click on the following link.