Saturday, June 27, 2015

AirAsia Free Seats! - GION MATSURI, KYOTO

mood: random
song: sakura sakura (rin)




AirAsia is having their FREE SEATS promotion once again!
This time it is from 22nd June 2015 till 28th June 2015. Book now and travel between 15th February 2016 till 31st August 2016. This is the only time where you can plan to travel to your dream destination in an affordable price!
What are you waiting for? Hurry! Grab your seats to your dream destination now as there are only 3million promo seats available!

Every year during this particular time of the year, I will be anticipating for this FREE SEATS promo trying to get the best deal for our upcoming vacation plan.
Ever since AirAsia had launched their FREE SEATS promo, planning for a vacation to our dream destination is no longer impossible.

Japan has always been on the very top in my travel destinations lists!
Since young, I've always into Japanese anime, drama and their martial arts. Not to mention that I also had a collection of kimono's that I've imported them from Kyoto. 
I had always wanted to visit Kyoto's Gion Matsuri. Perhaps it is because I've always find Japan has a fascinating and multifaceted culture and Kyoto has most of their history, tradition and heritage preserved in that city ranges from Samurai, Geisha, Japanese sports, and Japanese theatre. 


Gion Matsuri is one of the largest and most historical festivals in Japan. Back then, Kyoto has suffered on many occasions from all kinds of bad omens, including epidemics, floods, fires, and earthquakes. To keep the spirits from being angry, special protective or goryo-e festivals have been held in Kyoto since ancient times. The first Gion Matsuri, one of Japan's oldest goryo-e festivals, was held in the early Heian period (794-1185) to stop a series of devastating plagues.


Gion Matsuri will be held for the entire month of July.
The streets of Gion are reserved for pedestrian traffic for the three days July 14-16 leading up to the parade. Vendors offer festival snacks and games on the streets during these days. Many people attend dressed in traditional yukata. Therefore, if you attend, it is a must to be in yukata too as it will make you feel like you are one of the festivities. :D


Ornate, portable shrines and floats called mikoshi are paraded down the streets, widely described as "mobile art museums". Children adorned in traditional make up and musicians playing various instruments sit atop these floats and entertain the joy-filled audience below. It would definitely be fun to participate in carrying their mikoshi portable shrines.




Beside, Gion Matsuri was also the best event to see Geisha, Maiko and Tayu on the streets. Not to mention, we are also able to experience Kyoto's exotic tradition by dressing up as one too!
Therefore, it is a must to try out dressing as one and walk down the street of Kyoto in their elegant kimono. Of course, guys can also have the experience dressing up as samurais instead of maikos. ;) The atmosphere will definitely brings your soul back to the Heian period.

You were also be able to experience their illuminated Yamahokos during the night. A sight that must not be missed!

Traditional Theatre Performance Dedication of Kabuki, Kyogen, harp, dance and swords play will be performed on the stage in the center of Yasaka Shrine. Gosh, this would be one amazing experience for me to watch their kabuki performance that I've been longing for.


Of course not to forget that you were also able to experience and try their local authentic Japanese street food at their Yatai (night stalls). Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Grilled Ika and many more!
*yummy*


There are so many fantastic festivals in this world and each of them has their own story. The story that carry their history and culture about their people and their spirit.
If any of you are planning a trip to Kyoto, do make sure that Gion Matsuri is in your itinerary for your 2016 summer. This is a festival that we would not be able to enjoy them here. Since currently AirAsia is having their FREE SEATS promo, there is no excuse saying that you can't afford to travel to Kyoto anymore :P
Why don't you just join in this festival and have fun!
HURRY! 
Book your FREE SEATS now at airasia.com!


Monday, June 22, 2015

Gartien Uji Matcha Pineapple Cakes

mood: random
song: chandelier (sia) 


Gartien has been well known for their pineapple cakes. But ever wonder how does the combination of matcha (greentea) and pineapple tasted like?
Great news for all the matcha lovers out there as Gartien had just launched their latest Uji Matcha Pineapple Cakes in Penang. 

The selling price per box with 6 pieces of Uji Matcha Pineapple Cakes is at RM36nett (self collect only). A fix courier charge of RM10 & RM40 will be applicable to all deliveries within Peninsular Malaysia & East Malaysia respectively.



Gartien Uji  Matcha Pineapple Cakes is unique as they are made of 100% freshly harvest homegrown pineapples from their plantation with the finest matcha all the way from Kyoto Japan.
This Uji Matcha Pineapple Cakes was neither too sweet nor too bitter. The combination of both pineapple and matcha did blend out quite well as their taste did not overwhelmed each other. 
Your first bite will be filled with the taste of pineapple but soon ended with some matcha after taste which made the Pineapple Cake unique.


I love it when it is served fresh as it is not that moist. Enjoying them with a glass of warm water would just be perfect.
What are you waiting for? Be fast and grab them now!
Their bakery is just at the heart of Penang which is along Penang Road.


GARTIEN 小田佳园
Address: 380, Jalan Penang, 10000 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact Number: 604-229 0068
Business Hours: 9am - 6pm
Website: www.gartien.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Victoria's Secret - Victoria

mood: tired
song: best in me


Another fragrance by Victoria's Secret, VICTORIA
 This perfume gave a fresh and sexy feel suitable for daily casual activities. 
It is constructed as a floral-fruity blend and contains everything that fans of Victoria's Secret fragrances like and recognize as the brand's signature.

Composition of the new fragrance Victoria opens with juicy, luminous notes of red berries. Luminous red berries surround and sweeten Victoria rose placed in the heart of the composition, accompanied by a fine gourmand trail of crème brulee in the base of the perfume.

I really like this scent as it gave an energetic yet girly feel. The lasting power was around 3-5hours but the scent lasted longer when i layered them with their Victoria body lotion. It is highly recommended to layer them with the lotion for a better and longer lasting scent. I will definitely repurchase it!

Scent: ★★★★★ 
Lasting Power: ★★★★★

Saturday, May 16, 2015

AirAsia Travel Fair 2015

mood: random
song: fearless



Enjoy travel deals at the Penang debut of AirAsia Travel Fair 2015.
20% off all seats, all flights throughout the whole network for travel period from 16 June 2015 to 28 January 2016.


PENANG, 16th May 2015 - The AirAsia Travel Fair is back with great deals of 20% for all seats and on all AirAsia and AirAsia X flights for visitors from the Northern Region this weekend at Gurney Paragon, Penang.

YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang officially launched the AirAsia Travel Fair 2015 today together with Ms Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad and Benyamin Ismail, Acting CEO of AirAsia X Berhad. Also present at the launch was Ms Khor Tze Ming, Group Executive Director, Hunza Group.

The 20% off all seats on all AirAsia and AirAsia X flights will be available throughout today and tomorrow, and is applicable for the travel period from 16 June 2015 – 28 Jan 2016
This is the first of five venues that the AATF will be making an appearance. 
The other cities are: · 
Klang Valley (Paradigm Mall) : 29th – 31st May 2015 

Johor Bahru (Aeon Mall Bukit Indah) : 12th – 13th June 2015 ·

Kota Kinabalu (Suria Sabah Shopping Mall) : 20th – 21st June;  · 

Kuching (CityOne Megal Mall) : 27th – 28th June 2015

Early birds to the Penang AATF 2015 will be able to enjoy exclusive Buy 1 Free 1 return flights for Kuala Lumpur to Macau and limited Free Seats for Kuala Lumpur to Seoul, Korea throughout the two days travel fair for the same travel period.

The AATF 2015 features up to 20 booths in each venue with fun-filled activities such as lucky draw, games, merchandise giveaways and performances with free flights and other exciting prizes up for grabs. Gurney Paragon is the venue presenter for the AirAsia Travel Fair in Penang and the travel expo.

Don't forget to drop by and get yourself the limited edition AirAsia Makna T-shirt at their booth to help raise funds for MAKNA retailing for only RM30!


For more information and updated activities throughout the AirAsia Travel Fair, follow AirAsia on Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia) and Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia).

Thursday, May 7, 2015

AirAsia MAKNA T-Shirt

mood: random
song: girlfriend




AirAsia had held their meaningful CSR campaign which will benefit MAKNA (National Council of Malaysia) dedicated to eradicate cancer as they are launching their new limited edition T-shirts to raise funds for MAKNA retailing for only RM30 each.
#AirAsiaMAKNA



This campaign promotes greater significant by conveying a meaningful message as well as building awareness to the public towards cancer through information disseminated at all of the event venues.

The #AirAsiaMAKNA T-shirts are available for purchase at the venues below:


AirAsia Berhad’s Chief Executive Officer, Aireen Omar said, “All proceeds from the sales of this limited edition t-shirts will be channeled directly to the National Cancer Council of Malaysia. We hope to lend a helping hand and contribute towards the cause of eradicating cancer, as well as to provide much-needed care for those who are not able to afford it through this #AirAsiaMAKNA campaign. More than a hundred thousand cancer patients have received assistance from MAKNA and we hope to boost the number even further from the funds collected from this campaign.”

On top of that, AirAsia is also running a photo contest in conjunction with this meaningful campaign. Everyone who purchased the exclusive T-shirt are eligible to win a pair of flights to selected AirAsia or AirAsia X destinations, just by uploading the most creative photo of themselves in the T-shirts on Twitter or Instagram and hashtag #AirAsiaMAKNA. Winners will be notified by AirAsia at the end of the campaign period at the end of June. 


Quick! Grab your these limited edition T-shirts now while stocks lasts!

For more information about this #AirAsiaMAKNA T-shirts visit
www.airasia.com/airasiamakna

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Victoria's Secret - Angels Only

mood: random 
song: happy halloween


Got myself a new perfume from Victoria's Secret again.
Angels Only





This perfume gave a fresh modern yet flirtatious scent that creates confident for girls.
The fragrance Angels Only opens with sweet and gentle scents of apple blossom providing fruity effects with a hint of fresh freesia and violet flowers.

I would say this scent gave a fresh and casual feel compared to TEASE. Suitable for daily usage whether it is for work or maybe an outing with your friends. 
Get them now at the nearest VS store! ;)


Scent: ★★★★★ 
Lasting Power: ★★★★

Monday, April 13, 2015

Brown Pocket - Gurney Paragon, Penang

mood: random
song: sakura sakura (rin)


I've recently discovered a cafe in Gurney Paragon with a good ambiance and comfortable seating just nice after a tiring day of shopping. Besides, it is also a good place for gathering with friends and family. Brown Pocket offers various types of waffles, pancakes, crepes and ice-creams. 

So far, I've only manage to try 3 flavors of their waffle and pancakes. Honestly, I really do love their waffles as their waffles does not get soggy and remain crisp even though they got cold.

Berries Duet - RM16.90
signature waffle and pancake served with berries compote and ice-cream

 Apple Duet - RM16.90
signature waffle and pancakes served with cinnamon apple, raisins, cranberries and ice cream

 Banana Duet - RM16.90
signature waffle and pancakes served with grilled banana and ice cream

Honestly, the combination of every of their waffles were really nice. Two thumbs up. By the way, I have been going there for 5 consecutive Sunday ever since I discovered the place. I found myself a new "third place" now. ;)



BROWN POCKET @ GURNEY PARAGON
Address: No. 163D-6-11, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney,10250, Penang.
Contact Number: 604-2189668
Business Hours: 10.00am-10.00pm (Opens Daily)