Thursday, December 11, 2014

[ADV] Poh Kong Christmas Collection

Jingle bells, jingle bells ~ It’s the time of the year again. As we anticipate the arrival of Christmas (everyone’s favourite occasion of the year), do remember to search for an ideal Christmas gift to reward ourselves as well as our loved ones. And what else could do a better job capturing a girl’s heart than some exquisite jewelry?

When you think of jewelry, one brand comes to mind and that is Poh Kong which has been around since 1976 and has over 100 outlets in Malaysia. I was recently invited to join the girls from Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers for an exclusive visit to the Poh Kong outlet in Sunway Pyramid for a preview of their Christmas collection! Yay!

Poh Kong’s 2014 Christmas Collection features a wide range of pendants, necklaces, bangles, earrings and rings expertly made from white, yellow and rose gold, blinged up with diamonds and mother of pearl to provide that extra glitz and dazzle!

The collection is inspired by evergreen Christmas tales including glitzy ribbons, lucky four leaf clovers and fluttering butterflies. These elegant and timeless pieces are designed to be mixed and matched to create an ensemble, or simply wear them individually to add some vivacity to your outfit!

Multiple Joy series feature stackable rings.

Boundless Bliss series offer bangles and rings that can be worn separately or even combined for added effect.

Fashion Tip - Pair a diamond-infused white gold ring with a classy gold ring, and top it off with a whimsical diamond-studded rose gold ring!

Tried on the diamond-infused white gold ring and absolutely love it!

Little Treasures continues Poh Kong’s colourful and vibrant charm bracelet tradition which is refreshed with new designs available in white, yellow and rose gold, further infused with mother of pearl for that extra classy and feminine touch!

Fashion Tip - Connect these charms to the bracelet or wear them as a pendant!

Mickey Magic from the Disney collection offers an array of pendants that you don’t need to go to a land far far away to obtain! Be the Belle of the party with the pendant fully-embellished in diamonds, or mix it up with the gold and white gold combination, or the white gold and diamond studded-variant.

 Twinkling Ribbons is inspired by ribbon motifs, where swirling and twirling jewelry pieces are made from Rose gold and white gold, encrusted with rows of diamonds. This series is for those who want to make an impression at an occasion! It is available in a ring and earrings set, and an adjustable necklace.

Fashion Tip – Pair the jewelry together depending on your mood!

The key to my heart HAHAHA! Sorry but I’m not so easy boys! You gotta work for it XD

After trying on the jewelry in the Poh Kong outlet, we headed upstairs to the Diamond Boutique which is also under the Poh Kong umbrella. Diamond Boutique focuses primarily on jewelry that features diamonds - a girl’s best friend! The Diamond Boutique range of pendants contain cheery-coloured gemstones and diamonds that will make you the envy of your friends!

 The pride of Diamond Boutique is HEMERA™ - the world’s most brilliant diamond with 101 facets, a true masterpiece that embodies the 4 C’s of diamonds – Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat.

Oooh a love corner!

It was a wonderful and unforgettable experience trying out the exclusively-designed Christmas Collection at Poh Kong and Diamond Boutique. So if you’re looking for a really special gift this season, make sure you head down to Poh Kong and celebrate the magic of Christmas with their latest Christmas Collection.

Diamond Boutique outlets are located at:

Sunway Pyramid

Aeon Bukit Indah Shopping Centre

Aeon Tebrau City Shopping Centre

For more information on Poh Kong’s Christmas collection 2014 or to find the nearest Poh Kong outlet, head over to or follow Poh Kong on Facebook at

Monday, December 8, 2014

Strato Italian Restaurant @ The Troika

Strato, another sky dining at The Troika which is relatively cheaper than Cantaloupe. Read the reviews online some time ago and decided to give it a try.

Reservation was not available hence we went slightly earlier to secure a table. The restaurant is rather small and could only fit less than 10 tables. Try to avoid if you were dining with a big group.

Update on their website: they accept reservation now for designated timing: 1st seating – 18:00 to 20:30 ; 2nd seating – 20:30 to 22:30

The mediocre view after nightfall. Partially blocked by the neighbouring buildings :/

For starter, we had bruschetta with prawns.

I couldn’t spot the dish I wanted on the menu because apparently the chef change the menu every once in a while. Still, managed to request them to make my squid ink linguine with artichoke cream.

The pasta was good.

Chicken breast.

For dessert, we had the pistachio cake.

I like it being a little moist but I personally prefer something sweeter.

He had his coffee.

Underneath Strato is Claret wine bar where you could sit down for a few drinks after dinner. Now comes the tricky part, how do I get down the unable hanging staircase without falling in my heels? Becareful, girls! T_T

Adjourned to The Whisky Bar, Changkat Bukit Bintang.

He had his Hibiki while I opted for my usual.

Strato Italian Restaurant
Address: Level 23A,
Tower B, The Troika,
19, Persiaran KLCC,
50450 Kuala Lupur.
Tel: 03 – 2162 0886

Monday, December 1, 2014

Weekend Getaway @ Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur

A throwback post on my weekend getaway at Maya Hotel, KL. Nope, I did not go to Zouk although it was right opposite =D

If you are a tourist looking for a hotel in KL, you should consider Maya. Strategically located at the heart of KL, walking distance from the Petronas Twin Tower. 

The suite was spacious at affordable price. Fully equipped with the basic amenities, a mini workstation with desktop and a flatscreen TV with DVD player.

Absolutely love the bathroom with tub! ^^ 

The glass panel window provides you great lighting. For reading and ehmmm *cough* selfies XD

No proper swimming pool if you're looking for one. Just a small therapy pool with plenty of sunlight.

Spa is available with additional payment.

Tip: Remember to request for a room with KLCC view. The view at night is simply amazing :)

Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur
Address: 138, Jalan Ampang,
55000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 - 2711 8866

Sunday, November 23, 2014

上引水产 Taipei Fish Market aka Addiction Aquatic Development

If there is a dining place you can’t miss out in Taiwan, I would say it is none other than Addiction Aquatic Development (上引水).

As the name suggests, my last trip to Taipei has left me addicted to that Japanese dining place! Alternatively known as Taipei Fish Market, it draws the attention of locals and tourists alike with its concept of Japanese seafood freshly caught from the aquarium.

I have never been to Hokkaido before, but this place makes me feel like I was at one of those Hokkaido fish market with live giant spider crabs!

I am not a market person but look at those fresh yummy goodness! It was so fascinating I walked through the entire market several times! 

There are a few options for you at 上引:
1. Pick some live seafood from the market. You are not allowed to bring them into the restaurant though.
2. Buy ready-packed food from the supermarket there to takeaway or eat them somewhere outside while squeezing with many others who are doing the same.
3. Dine at the barbeque shop outside. No waiting required.
4. Dine at the Japanese restaurant inside where you could enjoy a great selection of fresh Japanese cuisines. The waiting time is around 1 -2 hours depending on your time of arrival.

The cold packed food looked yummy too! But nah we picked option 4 which was the wisest choice despite the long waiting time. 

I can haz those uni all by myself!!! 

Be prepared to wait for your turn together with an eager crowd.

Of course, you may browse through the menu and drool while waiting. Everything seems so yummy and cheap!!!

Don’t expect to be seated although it was supposedly a restaurant as there is no chair or stool at all inside (to save space and avoid long dining hour I guess? Considering their turnover). As soon as we were ushered to our dining space, the waiter served us with hot towels.

And then it was time to feast!!!

Clam soup cooked with seaweed and ginger. It was no ordinary clam soup, so sweet and appetizing which was probably why they served it as our first dish.

The salmon soup was yummy too! Cooked in miso style without spoiling the sweet essence of the fish itself.

Half a dozen of oysters. I used to think all raw oysters taste the same until I took my first bite of the oysters here. Idk whether it was due to the freshness or perhaps the different kind of sea environment, but the oysters here are downright fantastic!

Delicious salted barbqeued prawns.

The uni (sea urchin) we had was alright. Prefer the yellow kind but it was already sold out.

Juicy abalone which we had one each ^^

刺身。Sashimi!!! I even ordered extra sweet shrimp sashimi cause I didn’t know there were already shrimps. Finished this bowl all by myself because someone doesn’t fancy sashimi -.-

Seated right in front of the barbeque grill so we could see everything that was being grilled there, including this pair of heart-shaped steak. LOL. One of them was ours *glanced in anticipation*

I have not had such a big piece of steak before! And it was only NTD520 (approx. RM52). Cooked to medium, the steak was so juicy and tender! Really, if you think one should only order seafood at 上引, you would be so wrong! Trust me, you wouldn’t want to miss their steak!

Summary of our order that day:

Total bill was slightly less than NTD4000 (approx. RM400). Really worth it for the luxury we had! My only regret this round was not being able to try the giant spider crab legs as they were sold out. Next time, for sure!!!

Note: Cash payment only. Remember to feed your wallet before feeding your tummy.

上引水 Addiction Aquatic Development
Address: No. 18, Alley 2, Lane 410,
Minzu East Rd, Zhongshan District,
Taipei City, Taiwan 104.
Tel: +886 2 2508 1268