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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*

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!


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!

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