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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ride Cashless and Convenient With Uber

It's the eve of New Year and I'm pretty sure everybody wants to be out somewhere in Penang or perhaps in some part of Malaysia celebrating the countdown as we usher a brand new year of the year 2016. But then the thought of traffic congestion, limited parking and the risk of getting getting a parking fine for illegal parking makes you think twice about going out.

High Energy White Sensation Party At Soju Penang

Soju Penang painted the town white with their recent sensational White Sensation Party. I was given the privilege to be there partying all night long again, enjoying myself to the ambiance as well as the amazing acts thanks to Soju for inviting me over. Clubbers had the ultimate holiday party experience as the party featured a stellar line-up of international entertainment acts.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Run For Health, For Charity and For Fun at Run To Survive 2016

Run... Run...Run... Run away from the Zombies. Don't let them catch you at 'Run To Survive 2016'. The “Run to Survive 2016” is a jointly-organised event by Delcom Management and JS Entertainment with Genting Rewards as the Official Loyalty Card. It is the very first 5km charity fun run that includes unexpected zombies' encounters and wild chase, water attacks, limited-edition race kit and giveaways along the run.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Places to Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Penang

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, here is a compilation of some of places where you can dine with your loved ones during this festive celebration.

Festive Celebration at Hotel Jen Penang

Hotel Jen Penang is once again keeping the magic and traditions of Christmas alive by offering delightful and savoury choices to celebrate this year’s festive season.
Hotel Jen Penang offers tasty and sweet Christmas goodies, delectable buffet spreads, a countdown party and premium whiskey deal, making it the best place to spend the festive season.

Celebrate Christmas & New Year With A Spectacular View at 59sixty Penang.

It was such a privilege to be able to visit 59sixty again. If you did not know, 59sixty is located at The Top, at the KOMTAR building itself. Offers a neat spread of buffet varieties and a view of Penang unlike no other.

The way up is via The Top counter located just opposite Maybank, KOMTAR. Approach the counter and you will have friendly ushers there ready to bring you up 59 floors high. This time around, I will be sharing with you on the Christmas review on 59sixty. 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Scrumptious Christmas and New Year Buffet at Eastin Hotel Penang

Christmas and New Year is almost here and Eastin Hotel Penang has come up with mouth-watering buffet spread for you and your family to enjoy during this festive season. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas and New Year Feasts at G Hotel Gurney and G Hotel Kelawai, Penang

It felt like it was just yesterday when I was at G Hotel last year doing Christmas review. A year forward and here I am, at the brand new Taste Cafe. The previous G Cafe underwent a major renovation and Taste Cafe is born. One of the attraction feature is the BBQ grill using Lava Stone which is imported all the way from Indonesia. Which is first of its kind here in Penang.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas and New Year Promotion at Cafe Laurel, Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang.

It was such a privilege to be given the chance to review Cafe Laurel of Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Penang especially when Christmas and New Year is almost here. Cafe Laurel underwent a refurbishment and is back with a brand new sparkling bright ambiance with an open kitchen concept.

So let's have a look at what is all new about Cafe Laurel. I still remember the previous design and upon seeing the new ambiance, I went WOW! 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Dine This Christmas At David Brown's Restaurant & Tea Terrace, Penang Hill.

As we approach Christmas and the end of the year, David Brown’s Restaurant & Tea Terrace located right up at Penang Hill has arranged not one but two spectacular set menu for you to enjoy on this coming special days.

It was infact my first time going up to dine up there and I was really thrilled as it has been a while since I went up Penang Hill and to have an opportunity to dine up there, it was something that I did not have in mind.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Unilever Food Solutions To Launch Chefmanship Academy in Penang Soon.

Operating a food establishment be it big or small in scale, there is more than just knowing how to cook. The good news is, Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) is launching the inaugural Chefmanship Academy (CA) on Penang Island, to provide knowledge and good practices amongst food operators, with emphasis on food safety and smart entrepreneurship.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Kylie Minogue Sparkles This Christmas with Kylie Christmas

Now I wouldn't have thought that 1 day I will be writing a collaboration with Warner Music Malaysia on Kylie Minogue, my biggest idol ever. Say whatttttt!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Celebrating Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve at Hard Rock Hotel Penang.

2015 is nearing to an end soon but before it ends, Hard Rock Hotel Penang has storm up their kitchen to bring you a delightful spread of festive goodies for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve buffet spread at the Starz Diner and other offerings at Pizzeria and Hard Rock Café Penang.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

1OTT Social TV Is Your Ultimate Entertainment.

When entertainment in a box first started, especially the android box, I somehow never really looked into it as I always thought that watching on my laptop would have been way easier. Until I was introduced to 1OTT Social TV and now I am hooked to it haha..

Friday, November 13, 2015

Coldplay's Adventure Of A Lifetime

Coldplay have recently announced the global release of their seventh album called A Head Full Of Dreams, on Friday, December 4 via Parlophone Records. It is preceded by the single, Adventure Of A Lifetime, which is available to download and stream now.

Shaq Koyok "Culture Attack" Art Exhibition at G Hotel Gurney Penang

This is my first time attending an art exhibition and thanks to G Hotel Gurney Penang for inviting me over to see the amazing masterpieces by award-winning contemporary indigenous artist, Shaq Koyok. G Hotel Gurney is indeed honored as this is their second time hosting Shaq Koyok and his work of art using  acrylic, charcoal and mixed media oil. Back by popular demand, Shaq Koyok brings a set of new impressive works under the theme "Culture Attack", which illustrates the struggle of the indigenous Malaysian Orang Asli culture in a globalized post-modern 21st century. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sweet Potato Porridge at EU Cuisine Penang

It was indeed a great pleasure to be invited again to EU Cuisine to review their newly addition item to their premise, the sweet potato porridge menu. The sweet potato porridge menu is only available from 6pm til 3am. Now you have a new place to enjoy sweet potato porridge at such hours. 

Downtown Art Heritage Cafe Penang

Downtown Art Heritage Cafe is nestled in the heritage trail zone surrounded by historical landmarks and cultural places in Georgetown, Penang. It is definitely a place where art meets cafe. A step into the premise and you will find it set in a rather cozy ambiance.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

US Pizza, Penang Is The Place To Pizza

When I think about US Pizza, it reminds me of when I was still a little kid going to the outlet in Island Plaza. It was indeed a privilege for me to be given the chance to review US Pizza. 

Let's see what they have in store for us. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Anchor Say Cheese - The Cream Cheese Indulgence at Bread History Penang

When I think about cream cheese, dessert comes to my mind. Fonterra Foodservices Malaysia has recently embark on a new initiative called Anchor Say Cheese campaign. The purpose of it is to get more people to experience its best-selling Anchor Cream Cheese through exclusive edition Anchor-branded dessert creations which is made available nation wide. This innovative approach might possibly be the first initiative of its kind amongst retail brands and it is the world’s first Anchor-branded Dessert Creation.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hard Rock Hotel Penang PINKTOBER 2015

Throughout the month of October, Hard Rock Hotel Penang goes an extra pink mile in support for breast cancer awareness. The hotel is currently offering 2 rooms which has been converted into the ultimate pink room for their 'Get Into Bed for the Cause". The room comes complete with luxurious pink sheets, pink duvet covers, pink robes, iconic Hard Rock PINKTOBER pin, limited edition PINKTOBER 'Stolen from Hard Rock' pillow and other pink amenities. Interested to support this campaign? Hotel guest can do their part by staying at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang PINK rooms where 25 % of the room rate will be donated to Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Jamie Lawson Surely "Wasn't Expecting That"

Photo courtesy of Warner Music Malaysia

You may wonder, who is Jamie Lawson and how is he connected to Ed Sheeran? Well Jamie  is a British singer-songwriter whom was unveiled last month as the first artist to be signed to multi-platinum, international superstar Ed Sheeran’s own label Gingerbread Man Records last month. Bet you didn't even know Ed has his own label too yeah.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Food at Idealite Ideal For Nine Emperor God's Festival

Award-winning vegetarian eatery, Idealite - Malaysia 1st Wholesome Dining Place has just recently opened it's 5th outlet located at eGate, Penang. Set in a simple yet cozy environment makes dining with comfort. Started back in the year 2011, their mission is to use only the best natural ingredients that are safe to consume in creating a delicious and nutritionally balanced diet. One would be happy to dine at Idealite as they do not use MSG, synthetic coloring, preservative, canned food, dairy products and vegetarian gluten-meat.  

Monday, October 5, 2015

JoJo Releases When Love Hurts

Photo Courtesy of Warner Music Malaysia

I still remember 11 years ago when "Leave(Get Out)" and "Too Little Too Late" was in my playlist on repeat mode. 11 years ahead, Joanna Noëlle Blagden  Levesque or fondly known as JoJo is back with a brand new single called "When Love Hurts".

JoJo has recently filmed two of the three music videos, where three singles were simultaneously released on the III, which she refers to as a 'tringle' that she released in August. 

When Love Hurts features some edgy styling and about 20 dancers in an abandoned warehouse in Downtown LA while “Say Love” has a much more intimate feel and finds JoJo and a love interest in a cabin in the wilderness in Northern California.
Watch JoJo's brand new single "When Love Hurts" here.

Written in collaboration with Warner Music Malaysia

Club Cheval with Discipline

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Canblaster, Myd, Sam Tiba, and Pnateros666 makes up the electronic music supergroup called Club Cheval which originates from Lille, Northern France. Each of them had a unique visionary from across the varied and vibrant French club music scene - come together they bounce off one another, daring each other with new ideas and striving to better one another.

Christoper Brings You Tulips

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Christopher Nissen born January 31, 1992 in Copenhagen has taken Denmark by storm. At a young age of only 23, the popular pop-sensation is more than just a singer, he is also the songwriter for each album he releases. He already has 2 albums under his belt, “Colours” (2012) and “Told You So” (2014). Some major accomplishments such as Innovator of the Year, Danish Music Awards 2012, Best Album, the Audience Award and Best Club Track, Danish Music Awards 2014 and Best Danish Act, MTV EMA 2014.

Ed Sheeran to Host The 2015 MTV EMAs

Guess what! Ed Sheeran will be hosting the will be hosting the 2015 MTV EMAs in Milan, Italy on Sunday, 25 October. Ed announced his hosting duties on his Twitter account earlier,  hinting that he would be joined by a partner in crime. Shortly after, Australian-born, LA-based actress Ruby Rose dropped news on her Instagram account that she’ll join Ed as co-host of one of the biggest global music events of the year.   
 Ed and Ruby will lead what is set to be an explosive edition of the MTV EMAs as it broadcasts live across the globe on Sunday, 25 October from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan.
I bet everyone can't wait for the 25th now.
 To get more of Ed check out his album here!

And "That's How You Know" Nico & Vinz

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The boys you love from Norway who brought you "Am I Wrong", the song that topped the Scandinavian charts, certified 20x-platinum combined certification in Scandinavia and remained in the Top 3 on the Norway, Sweden and Denmark’s Spotify chart which also won an NRJ Award for “Song of the Year,” and another Spelleman Award nomination for “Hit of the Year” is back.

  International music sensation, Nico & Vinz are who have already set the European entertainment scene on fire brings you a brand new single "That's How You Know" Feat. Kid Ink & Bebe Rexha.
Produced by Warren “Oak” Felder and featuring guest verses from Bebe Rexha and Kid Ink, the collaboration, which is a frivolous and borderline-absurd take on what happens when things go wrong, currently is climbing the Top 40 radio charts in the States and has already topped the iTunes singles chart in Australia.
Photo courtesy of Warner Music Malaysia

Since their debut in 2010 at the Emengeza Festival where they won first place for new, emerging artists, Nico & Vinz have topped Scandinavian charts thanks to their extraordinary storytelling, electrifying performances and riveting videos.  

Nico & Vinz have honed a unique sound, born of their eclectic backgrounds as both Africans and Norwegians. Their vision for the future is boundless. “We try to be 100% us. That mixture and that balance is what creates us,” says Vinz. That creative combination is what makes this new group one to watch.

More tracks by Nico & Vinz  HERE

Written in collaboration with Warner Music Malaysia

Thinking Out Loud to 10 Facts about Ed Sheeran

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Here's 10 facts that you may not know of about Ed Sheeran.
  1. His full name is Edward Christopher Sheeran.
  2. His love for music begin at a very young age, singing in the church choir at the age of 4. He learned guitar at a young age as well.
  3. Music runs in his family - his older brother Matthew is a composer of classical music.
  4. All four of Ed's guitars have names. They are Lloyd, Felix, Cyril, and Nigel.
  5. Amongst Sheeran's tattoos are a ketchup bottle and a cup of tea.
  6. He shares the same birthday as Paris Hilton.
  7. Elton John is a massive Ed Sheeran fan - they dueted at the Grammy Awards.
  8. His fans are called Sheerios. How cute!
  9. In April 2014, Ed released a song that was about how Ellie Goulding cheated on him with One Direction singer Niall Horan.
  10. The Beatles and Van Morrison are his greatest musical influences.
Relive the iconic sentimental ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and more tracks from Ed here

Written in collaboration with Warner Music Malaysia

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Great Value Set Lunch at Sea Queen, Straits Quay Penang

It's lunch time and the usual question pops up "where to eat?' or "what to eat?" There's a new place for you to try especially their set lunch. Located at Straits Quay Penang, Sea Queen Restaurant offers a pretty affordable chinese dish set lunch menu.

For only RM 7.90++, the set comes with rice and a dish of your choice, a bowl of soup and water/tea. There are 4 types of meat for you to choose from. You may choose to have either chicken, fish fillet, mantis shrimp or pork. There are 8 methods of cooking for you to pick. They are Dried Chili Sauce, Dried Shrimp Sauce, Spring Onion and Ginger Sauce, Sweet and Sour Sauce, Marmite Sauce, Wheat Flakes, Lemon Sauce and lastly Mixed Vegetables. That sums up to a whopping 32 options for you. 

Delicious Chinese Meal at Sea Queen Restaurant, Straits Quay Penang.

Thinking of somewhere new for delicious Chinese cuisine? Perhaps Sea Queen Restaurant at Straits Quay Penang would be the place for you to dine. Located at the end of the Straits Quay building just by the sea, Sea Queen Restaurant offers quite a wide range of food choices in their menu. 

Set in a new and cozy ambiance, you will definitely love dining here. I am fortunate to be given the opportunity to try a few of their dishes from their menu. So let's have a look at what they have to offer.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Wedding Food Packages at Sea Queen Restaurant, Straits Quay Penang

Get married and planning for a wedding banquet soon? Well you are in luck as you can now have your special day banquet at Sea Queen Restaurant. Located at the end of Straits Quay just by the sea gives you an option to also have your garden wedding reception there too. Or perhaps how about arrival on a yatch? 

Friday, October 2, 2015

White Sensation at Soju Autocity Penang

It was indeed another pleasant surprise to be receiving an invitation to party away at Soju but this time around was at Soju Autocity. Wohoooo! Please excuse my excitement as this is my first time stepping into Soju Autocity :) 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Alanis Morissette Releases Jagged Little Pill.

Alanis Morissette was just a few months shy of her 20th birthday when she started recording Jagged Little Pill. This year, the legendary album has reached that same landmark. To celebrate the double-decade milestone, the multiple Grammy®-winning singer-songwriter has curated a special collector’s edition of her debut, an album that’s sold more than 33 million copies around the world and ranks as one of the best-selling albums of all time.
 "I’m super excited to share this music with a whole new generation of peeps, as well as people who have grown along with me over the last two decades,” says Morissette. “Thankfully, these songs have stood the test of time for me, and in their timelessness, I am thrilled to honor and reflect on them as well as the last twenty years of my life and career.”
Track Listing
Disc One: 2015 Remaster
1. “All I Really Want”
2. “You Oughta Know”
3. “Perfect”
4. “Hand In My Pocket”
5. “Right Through You”
6. “Forgiven”
7. “You Learn”
8. “Head Over Feet”
9. “Mary Jane”
10. “Ironic”
11. “Not The Doctor”
12. “Wake Up”
13. “You Oughta Know” (Jimmy The Saint Blend) / “Your House” (A Capella)

Disc Two: Demos (Previously Unreleased)
1. “The Bottom Line”
2. “Superstar Wonderful Weirdos”
3. “Closer Than You Might Believe”
4. “No Avalon”
5. “Comfort”
6. “Gorgeous”
7. “King Of Intimidation”
8. “Death Of Cinderella”
9. “London” 10.”These Are The Thoughts”

Disc Three: Jagged Little Pill Acoustic
1. “All I Really Want”
2. “You Oughta Know”
3. “Perfect”
4. “Hand In My Pocket”
5. “Right Through You”
6. “Forgiven”
7. “You Learn”
8. “Head Over Feet”
9. “Mary Jane”
10. “Ironic”
11. “Not The Doctor”
12. “Wake Up / Your House”

Disc Four: Live At Subterranea, London 09/28/95 (Previously Unreleased)
1. “All I Really Want”
2. “Right Through You”
3. “Not The Doctor”
4. “Hand In My Pocket”
5. “Mary Jane”
6. “Ironic”
7. “You Learn”
8. “Forgiven”
9. “You Oughta Know”
10. “Wake Up”
11. “Head Over Feet”
12. “Perfect”
Stay tuned for her latest single ‘Closer Then you Believe’ premiering September 29th!
Photo courtesy of Warner Music Malaysia

Get ‘Jagged Little Pill’ here! 

Written in collaboration with Warner Music Malaysia

Iron Maiden Returns with The Book of Souls


IRON MAIDEN’s eagerly awaited new album The Book Of Souls was released globally on 4th September through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the U.S.A.). It was recorded in Paris with their longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in late 2014, with the finishing touches added earlier this year.  However, the band decided to delay its release so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who was recently given the all-clear from a tumour, would have time to recuperate sufficiently to join in the preparations for the album’s launch. 
The stunning cover art was created by Mark Wilkinson, who has worked with the band previously, and because this 11-track album has a total running time of 92 minutes, it is IRON MAIDEN’s first ever double studio album.  There’s a broader split on the songwriting compared to previous Maiden records, with bassist and founder member Steve Harris contributing to seven of the tracks; 6 of them with Maiden’s guitarists and one sole composition.  This is also the first time since 1984’s Powerslave  that an IRON MAIDEN studio album also features two tracks written solely by Bruce Dickinson,  one of which is the longest song Maiden has ever recorded! And also two Dickinson/Smith collaborations. 
 Steve comments,  We approached this album in a different way to how we’ve recorded previously.  A lot of the songs were actually written while we were there in the studio and we rehearsed and recorded them straight away while they were still fresh, and I think that immediacy really shows in the songs, they have almost a live feel to them, I think. I’m very proud of The Book Of Souls, we all are, and we can’t wait for our fans to hear it, and especially to take it out on the road next year!  Bruce continues,  We’re really excited about The Book Of Souls and had a fantastic time creating it. We started working on the album in late summer 2014 and recorded it at Guillame Tell Studios in Paris, where we’d done the Brave New World album back in 2000 so the studio holds special memories for all of us. We were delighted to discover the same magical vibe is still alive and very much kicking there! So we immediately felt at home and the ideas just started flowing. By the time we’d finished we all agreed that each track was such an integral part of the whole body of work that if it needed to be a double album, then double its going to be!  The full tracklisting is:  Disc 1 1. If Eternity Should Fail (Dickinson) 8:28 2. Speed Of Light (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:01 3. The Great Unknown (Smith/ Harris) 6:37 4. The Red And The Black (Harris) 13:33 5. When The River Runs Deep (Smith/ Harris) 5:52 6. The Book Of Souls (Gers/ Harris) 10:27  Disc 2 7. Death Or Glory (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:13 8. Shadows Of The Valley (Gers/ Harris) 7:32 9. Tears Of A Clown (Smith/ Harris) 4:59 10. The Man Of Sorrows (Murray/ Harris) 6:28 11. Empire Of The Clouds (Dickinson) 18:01  The Book Of Souls is the band’s 16th studio album since their eponymous debut in 1980 charted at #4 in the UK, in a career achieving sales of over 90 million albums worldwide. Their previous album, 2010’s The Final Frontier was Maiden’s most successful chart-wise to date, reaching Number One in 28 countries and was their highest chart debut in the U.S reaching #4 in the Billboard 200.  Due to Bruce’s illness the band had to delay touring plans but promise to be out on the road again early next year, giving time for Bruce to make a full physical recovery to be ready for the rigors of Maiden live performances. 

Photo courtesy of Warner Music Malaysia

Get their latest album ‘Book of Souls’ now on iTunes!

Written in collaboration with Warner Music Malaysia

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