Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Simple Recipe with Ayam Brand products

Since I was a little girl, my mom cooked Ayam Brand sardin, Ayam Brand tuna, Ayam Brand baked beans and lots more using Ayam Brand products. I grew up eating these because it's nutritious and easy to cook. If you are lazy, you can actually just open a can and eat it with bread or rice. Ayam Brand is celebrating their 125th anniversary this year. That's a long time Ayam Brand has been around in the market.

I have created a simple recipe using Ayam Brand Sardines in Olive Oil & Chilli with ladies fingers.


10 ladies fingers

1 tbs of anchovies
1 chilli padi
1 tsp of oyster sauce


Cut the ladies fingers into small slices.

Put oil into the pan and stir fry the anchovies until golden brown.
Add in the ladies fingers and cook until soft.
Add in the oyster sauce and stir it.
Open a can of Ayam Brand Sardines in Olive Oil & Chilli and add it to the ladies finger dish.

The sardines taste delicious with the ladies fingers and my daughter loves this simple and easy to cook dish. It's healthy and nutritious too. Sometimes I cook this for her lunch before she goes to school.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

My Experience of Genting International Children's Festival & Shaolin Kung Fu

My family was very excited and happy to be invited to experience the wonderful Genting International Children's Festival & watched the touching story of Soul of Shaolin, a critically acclaimed theatrical event that has toured the world in order to showcase the magnificence of Shaolin kung fu warriors. More than a week ago, I posted about these events in my blog post HERE.

The Genting International Children's Festival will be held from 27 May to 11 June 2017. We were entertained by the Street Beats: Brass Ensemble at Level 3 of Sky Avenue. 

Street Beats: Brass Ensemble

If you love cartoon and fairy tale characters, you will love the “Storyland: Cosplay Meet & Greet” at Level 2. You will be able to see the cosplay of the Asian version of Snow White, Beauty & The Beast, Sailor Moon, Joker, Naruto and many more. They did some great dance moves at Sky Avenue.

The best part is taking nice and memorable photos with your favorite cosplay characters. 

Photo credit : Venny Lee

If you love martial arts and kungfu, don't miss the Soul of Shaolin, a critically acclaimed theatrical event that has toured the world in order to showcase the magnificence of Shaolin kung fu warriors. Come to Resorts World Genting to watch this touching story of Hui Guang from 28 May to 26 June 2017. To know more about the story, read my earlier post HERE.

Tickets for Soul of Shaolin: the Story of Hui Guang are priced at RM156 (VIP), RM126 (PS1), RM96 (PS2). GRC (Genting Rewards Card) members enjoy a 10% discount. This will be held at Genting International Showroom at 9pm or 4pm, from 28 May to 26 June 2017. There will be two shows at 4pm and 9pm on 24 June. A total of 22 shows are scheduled, with each screening lasting 90 minutes (with 10 minutes intermission).
After the show, we had our buffet dinner at Coffee Terrace before we headed home. Thanks to the PR team of Resorts World Genting for the invitation. 

For more information, call +603 2718 1118 or visit

Monday, May 29, 2017

Kids Public Speaking by Johan Speaking Academy

Most people will get butterflies in their tummies if they know they need to do public speaking in front of a large crowd. It is not easy even for adults and public speaking is very important in our life. Can you imagine how these young kids aged 7-12 years old told stories at Evolve Concept Mall last week?

These kids, a total of 135 kids have gone through 10 weeks of Kids Public Speaking Program organized by Johan Speaking Academy which gave them real experience speaking on stage in front of many people. They went to Little Kingdom in April for their brand ambassador program and now their graduation finale at Evolve Concept Mall. These kids are so brave and confident when speaking in public. 

Coloring contest for kids

 Booths selling things there.

The next intake for the 10 weeks Kids Public Speaking Program will be in Sept 2017. This is for kids aged 7-12 years old and will be conducted in English and Mandarin sessions. These days, our school system focuses a lot on academic results but not on public speaking. Johan Ooi and Cherry Ho believe that soft skills like public speaking which gives kids confidence is essential and very important in the working world. The ability to bring your message across to others and share your story in a clear and confident manner will help inspire and impact the world. The ability to speak well is a lifelong skill which you need to use throughout your career and life. 

Founder Johan Ooi & Cherry Ho has coached and taught more than 1000 kids to speak on stage since 2014. Johan is the 2015 Peninsular Malaysia Public Speaking Champion. He represented Malaysia and competed in the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking held at Las Vegas. He finished as the semi-finalist competing with the best in the world. 

Below are photos of the kids' graduation.

If you want your child to be able to speak in public confidently, you can register for the next intake. Please contact Johan Speaking Academy through the following methods :

- Email : ( Cherry Ho )
- Address : 92B, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 K.Lumpur
- Web :
- FB :
- Hp : 016-2589038 (Cherry)

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Foodtopia Foodbulous Weekday Treats at Mines Shopping Centre

Mines Shopping Centre is having a great promotion called Foodtopia Foodbulous Weekday Treat. This promotion lets you enjoy a delicious meal & drink for only RM 7.90. The promotion is all day long on weekdays and you need to sign up as a CapitaStar member on level 3 customer service counter or if you are already a CapitaStar member, you can redeem the voucher with 1,600 points. This promotion is until 2 June 2017. So hurry and come to Mines Shopping Centre.

There are 7 restaurants participating in this promotion namely, Fish & Co,, Little Fat Duck, The Chicken Rice Shop, Almendi's, Sepiring, Pizza San Francisco and Dubuyo. I had the opportunity to try the RM 7.90 meals at all these restaurants, thanks to Wendy Lee.

Fish & Co.

The promotion at Fish & Co. are for these 3 dishes below. Each meal comes with a glass of free drink and it is hard to believe that it cost RM 7.90 only. The meals are delicious and if you love to eat fresh fish or spaghetti, you can come over to enjoy your meal.

Seasonal Catch With Spicy Teriyaki Sauce

 Fiery Catch

Spaghetti Pomodoro

Our next restaurant was The Little Fat Duck. The meals for RM 7.90 are four different types of spaghetti sauce as shown in the photo below. 



The Chicken Rice Shop is a very common restaurant which sells steam, roasted or soy sauce chicken with rice & soup. For RM 7.90, you can get a chicken rice meal with free drink. 

 Roasted Chicken Rice

 Soy Sauce Chicken Rice

Steam Chicken Rice

This was the 1st time I tried the food at Almendi's. The meal I tried is more suitable for folks who love spicy food because the sauce is spicy. The chicken meat was tender and delicious.The restaurant ambience is cozy and the decoration is quite nice.

Sepiring was our next stop. They offer Laksa or Nasi Kunyit with Curry Chicken for the promotional RM 7.90 meal. I liked the curry chicken because the curry was very tasty and the Nasi Kunyit was soft.


Nasi Kunyit with Curry Chicken 

Pizza San Francisco is a popular family restaurant. There are two dishes under this promotion which is Carbonara and Fish & Chip. Each meal comes with either soft drink (Sprite or Coke) or syrup.


Fish & Chip
The fish and fries were very crispy and nice. My son enjoyed this dish the most.

Our last restaurant was Dubuyo, a popular korean restaurant. The promotional meal was Soondubu Jigae and you can choose seafood, beef or chicken. The other meal is Honey Garlic Bulgogi where the meat was marinated and grilled. This was my favorite dish.

 Soondubu Jigae Chicken

 Soondubu Jigae Beef

 Soondubu Jigae Seafood

 Honey Garlic Bulgogi

For more information on the Foodtopia Foodbulous Weekday Treats, please visit Mines Shopping Centre Facebook or website