Wednesday, 18 May 2022

chillin' time at The Waterfront, Desa Park City


Early this month, I decided to take a morning stroll in one of Kuala Lumpur's dogs park in Desa Park City. It was the long labour's day & Hari Raya weekend and coincidentally, Malaysia has lifted most of the lockdown restrictions. The park is one of the few dog-friendly ones in the city 🐕🐶 It really is a nice place for a stroll and picnic (but get bugs repelling stickers and a mat!) while dogs-watching. 

This is just a part of what I did during the long break. I had thought of just making a short one but ended up having a few videos. Just one of those creative spurs hahaha. Look forward to the others!

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Chinatown Kuala Lumpur: a walk through time

Hello y'all! I'm back with not one but two videos this time round! These were actually taken on the same weekend but I split them as they were getting quite lengthy! In the first part, I bring you together with me to Kafei Dian and Fung Wong. Then to what I did on my weekend that is hanging out with the fam and mostly playing with the cats~

The second part of my video highlights REXKL, an old cinema given a makeover and now houses an array of cafes, shops, exhibition area and bookstores. 

The refurbished building has been reopen to public since 2019 but probably due to the pandemic, I didn't hear much of it until recently! I love the old school aesthetics they have implemented in almost every corner of the building. It brings back memories of my childhood days when movie theaters look just like that and still uses rolled film projectors. 

The BookXCess bookstore being the main attraction with its unique and insta-worthy interior! And I thought the branch in MyTown Cheras (checkout my video on MyTown Cheras' BookXCess here) was impressive already, this one was equally as impressive! It's any booklovers' romantic rendezvous *swoon*

Saturday, 30 April 2022

NUDE The Zero Waste Store & thrifting at 2nd Street in SS2


Hello again~! My creative juice is flowing and adventurous side is pumped up as SOP are loosening. Somehow that do affect my mood. Of course I'm still trying to be careful and all. Anyways, in this video I'll be showing you around two shops in SS2 called NUDE The Zero Waste Store and 2nd Street.

NUDE The Zero Waste Store is one of the pioneer Zero Waste store in KL. Like most ZW shops, they sell sustainable goods besides the additional option to refill your household products and foodstuff without packaging. Which is an amazing idea! Definitely hope there are more places like this in most neighbourhoods.

I finally needed to restock some soap and dish bar and decided to finally check the place out. Also, I found out from their IG they carry Zenboocha's kombucha which I was curious about. I tried kombucha once and didn't fancy but thought of giving another go. It was so-o good that after that I kept looking out for kombucha at convenience store to try!

The other shop, 2nd STREET is a bundle aka thrift stores which also sells preloved luxury fashion such as Coach, Gucci, Marc Jacobs. I came across this on my IG page and have been wanting to check them out. Aside from the branch in SS2, they too have another larger one in Bandar Utama. I have yet to check them out but it appears to have a larger selection.

The 2nd STREET in SS2 carries a lot of tees and pants. So go check them out if these are what you're looking for. I found quite a number of decent looking and fashionable ones. The place easily topped my list of bundles or thrift stores in KL with the better display, more option and better quality products.

Other thrift stores in KL that I like includes Kedai Bless and ReFASH. Of course, Carousell is also an amazing place to find well-maintained preloved items. I have better luck finding what I prefer (dresses, skirts, blouses, etc) there though I am more of a seller than a buyer on the app LOL

Do check my vid out and tell me what y'all think! *wink*

Sunday, 24 April 2022

MyTown BookXcess & Tropicana Gardens Mall Starbucks Reserve 🌟☕😌 | weekend vlog 🇲🇾

Hello! Bringing y'all along as I explore MyTown Cheras' BookXCess and Tropicana Gardens Mall's Starbucks Reserve on one of my weekend early this month~

I have heard of the BookXCess being the largest of its outlets in Malaysia and I have came across many photos of the place on social media that I decided it's time to check it out LOL. The ambience is lovely making books browsing quite an experience! 

I also LOVE that they have a cafe and restaurant in the vicinity. There were also many nooks to check out the books but I do wonder if they're mainly for the 'gram because it's not like we can browse (as in read) there! If only there's a rental section, you will totally find me there often HAHAHAHA. New business model suggestion to the BookXCess team LOL.

Still, I did wish I was there earlier to enjoy the coffee, cake and maybe read an entire book! Loving the place much!

The next day, a Sunday, I also enjoyed a nice coffee break with a friend at Tropicana Gardens Mall's Starbucks Reserve~ Decided to check the place out again after hearing of it. The place was impressive because of the size and they do offer specialty blends that are not available in their usual outlets. I especially appreciate that they have spacious outdoor seating so we could just chillax. 

The weather was sunny but the shade plus with the wind blowing every now and then we were very comfortable outside. I missed the outdoorsy stuff. Somehow with all the lockdown, indoor-sy can feel a bit suffocating and fearful.

As I'm posting this, I already have been exploring several places and the videos are still in my drafts. I've been going out a lot more in April and so my drafts keep pilling up even though I try to clear them (O____O;) Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy the video!


Saturday, 23 April 2022

Instax Share SP-3 | polaroid printing spree & framing my prints


Hello! I have been on a printing spree with my Instax Share SP-3 which I am super loving! 

I kept my prints in a box while trying to figure the best way to put them on display and I finally figured how. For my mini project, I bought IKEA KNOPPANG &HOVSTA frames besides an album from Shopee. So far, I'm liking them this way~

This video was initially posted early this week but while clearing my phone I noticed I forgot to include some videos. This is what happened when I have too many contents still pending to be shared! I thought it would be a waste to not include them so I re-edited *cries*

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

weekend in KL | Wat Chetawan, Sunny Side Up Market at The Row KL & hauls from small businesses 🛍


Hello! This is a vlog from the last weekend of March. On Saturday, I paid a visit to Wat Chetawan, a Thai temple based in PJ to offer some prayers and did some shopping at Sunway Pyramid. On Sunday, I headed to KL city center to hang out with my friends while checking out the Sunny Side Up Market at The Row KL. It's been awhile since I've been to bazaar and it was fun having some furry friends around~ Obvs, your gal decided to splurge and so expect a mini haul unboxing at the end of the vid hahaha. 

Also, at the start of the video, I shared how I color my cotton dress using Dylon dye in Sandy Beige. I forgot to mention in the vid but I only used half of the content of the dye. The color might've turned up more saturated if I have used the entire sachet. 

March was my creative month, I was also completing some of my mini personal projects. I'd share the other in one of my upcoming vids haha.

Friday, 8 April 2022

LaLaPort BBCC, strolling around Muzium Negara & 🍨😋 Matcha Eight | CNY 2022


Hello! This is yet another video I have procrastinated on since January!😅 It was at the height of the CNY festivities and so expect to see lion dances in this vid lol. As you might've noticed from the more frequent uploading, I am trying to get my backlogs out HAHAHA

This was from I was checking out LaLaPort Bukit Bintang City Center (BBCC) just a day after their official opening. It houses some of the newest brands from Japan namely Nitori, Nojima, Coo&Riku and Matcha Eight. Soon DonDonDonki too will be an addition to this mall. 

So that very day some roads and trains in KL we're closed (due to some protest) so I thought it was a good idea to take a walk from Muzium Negara. Oklah, I didn't plan to go but then that day I refuse to stay home hahahaha. BTW I gave up halfway and Grab my way there because I wore a wrong pair of sandals instead of sport shoes FML and so they were cutting into my legs ouch! I also lost sense of direction IDK why even though I've stayed in KL for almost a decade... 

FYI if you're getting there, the best way is to alight at Hang Tuah Monorail. You will find there is indoor path that connects directly to the mall.

While I'm all super excited because Nitori and Coo&Riku, I'm one of the many people who thinks KL has more than enough malls and need more greeneries. The rooftop garden is an amazing idea but really, it's mostly landscaping grass. Real ones because I can see yellow patches of dying grass from people stepping over it or they just don't get watered enough.

KL is still far from being the green city like Singapore. But then so's our level of urban planning because flash floods are still happening *roll eyes* Misplaced priorities *roll eyes again*

I digress. I didn't share my haul but I returned to get some stuff from Nitori _one of them the N-Cool bed topper which is a haul I super duper like! Now my bed is more sexy than ever and it feels really cool on the several days in a year where it is so much hotter in Malaysia. I'm thinking of getting a N-Cool chair cushion for my office chair because butt feels hot from sitting too long sometimes haha.

I find that Aeon also carries a similar range of products which they have been carrying in their stores before Nitori but not as overly promoted as Nitori's. The price range is somewhat similar though Nitori offers three range from cool to super cool. If I remember correctly, Nitori offer a wider range of N-cool products to even children/pets fabric and toys.

Unfortunately though, Nitori isn't so well-stocked. I was there on the 2nd day of opening and a month later but find that both times a lot of items are already out of stock. I asked the staff and was told that some takes 2-3 months before they will be available again. Also this was stated on Nitori's website *shrugs*

That said, loving the LaLaPort vibe and I'm still looking forward to go there and try the cafes and stalls in the food court/food street/food hall. Seems like it will be quite a place to dine once more shops are open.

ps, while I was at LaLaPort, I chanced upon the YouTuber by the channel Toshio Watanabe who was also there (his third day apparently) to take vid for his channel. We took some photos but since I didn't ask his permission, I'm not sharing it here hahaha. Shall keep his identity a secret LOL

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

boarding the 🇲🇾 ETS Business Coach for the first time


Hello! This is a video I took back in January 2022 when I boarded the KTMB ETS Business Class coach for the first time (Yes, yet another video that I've procrastinated on!). 

I have been using the train whenever I make a trip back to my hometown. Years before, I took the sleeper train but in recent years only the regular coach. I opted for the business class this time round due to the pandemic and to be on the safer side. Simply sharing my experience which I enjoyed btw. Would totally do this again!

Saturday, 26 March 2022

making charcuterie 🧀 board, thrift shopping,, got my booster 💉


Hello! Just got back from content making break and catching up with procrastinated contents. These shots were taken back in mid January 2022 😬 Decided to take a break and just chillax the past weeks.

I tried making charcuterie board thanks to the whole Otakoyakisoba's Carchoochie saga on TikTok LOL. After coming up with quite a nice combo of cheese board, I got obsessed and tried several different types and brands of cheese which are available in the supermarket. Some of my favs are Kerrygold's Red Cheddar, Paysan Breton Le Camembert Cheese and Frico Smoked Cheese. Can't wait to try others! I'm especially interested to find another camembert that could rival Paysan Bretton's or any other yummy cheeses really

There are just so many options for foodstuff that it is hard to run out of ideas! Like even there are many different convenient stores or specialty stores like MIX.COM.MY that I just noticed in January. But then I found out they have so many branches all over town and even back at my hometown. I wonder what else I've been missing wth.

You can see from my vid I did some quick shopping at the MIX.COM.MY branch in Bukit Bintang after thrifting in Sungai Wang Plaza.

I still have several videos from past months and new one for this month. Hoping I have spare energy to edit them all *fingers crossed*. Aside from time, it's really bc the prolonged extra cautiousness that I've been doing are wearing me out besides the crazy going ons worldwide. Hoping things will be much better and everyone else is holding up too.

Anyways, appreciate you taking your time to check out my videos! 

Thursday, 27 January 2022

balik kampung food vlog 😋

Hello y'all~~

Back with another video. This one took awhile for me to put together because of the number of footages. So glad it's done now *phew*

This time it's a compilation of food video during my last trip back to my hometown in December. Most of the places shown are some of the fam's favorites. Of course there are like many places we couldn't cover in just a few days. Would have done more adventure if we have more days! Anyway, hope y'all enjoy watching this (mostly) silent theme video~~


Sunday, 16 January 2022

exploring Kampung Baru & Saloma Bridge | Christmas 2021


Hello! Bringing y'all along as I explored Kampung Baru & the Saloma Bridge~~! 

Kampung Baru is one of the few places in Kuala Lumpur which still retains most of its original landmarks of older, some even wooden  kampung houses. Though what makes it special is that the neighbourhood is right beside the heart of the city _ KLCC just walking distance connected by the (sorta) KL latest landmark the Saloma Bridge. The bridge was open to public in early 2020. 

Hope you enjoy this video!

Sunday, 9 January 2022

a quiet start of 2022


Hello all and Happy New Year! 

Here's my first vlog for the year woohoo~~! Nothing too glamarous as the title suggest but it's been quite a year end. I initially planned to have more videos up but with the recent happenings in Malaysia, some of my priorities shifted and just to not be KY or can't read the air, I try not to post some videos. But it's mostly time constraint #adulting

It's a lil' unbelievable another year living with the pandemic just came to an end. I can't say that 2021 is a completely terrible year because there were good things (like not getting the virus) that happened. There are 1001 things I'm grateful for. I hope 2022 will be a way-y-y better year for all of us! Stay resilient & healthy and may the year bring plenty of joyous news for y'all! Cheers~~

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