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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Method, for a happy healthy home

Method, they are the people against dirty. I love this brand since I discovered it many years ago and have been a user since 2012. This brand not only have beautifully designed packaging, but they have a great attitude that connects to me in a way like never before. I love watching their ads (which you will see later)

I loved their colourful rainbow packaging that uses using safe and sustainable materials, manufactured responsibly. Method products are naturally-derived, biodegradable, non-toxic household cleaners, laundry supplies, personal care + soap and they do not test on animals.


What initially captured my attention were these beautiful see through rainbow coloured gel handwash in a tear-shaped-like bottle. This was my first ever Method product I tried. I have a collection at home too, placing it on my see-through shelves in the kitchen. When the sunlight shines, it's so beautiful to see the happy colours brightening up my kitchen. I wish to own the whole set in all colours one day. You can shop for your favourite here.

This full range of Method product was shot at an organic shop called The Natural in SS2 (below Babyland)

The Method Malaysia's website is easy to view with product categories all lined up in a very organized manner. You can shop for your favourite Method Product online at the comfort of your home here

For those who are unfamiliar with this brand, here is a quick look at their range of products:
🌟fabric care - laundry detergent, softener
🌟dish wash
🌟hand care
🌟body care
🌟botanical antibacterial cleaners
🌟all-purpose cleaners
🌟bathroom cleaners
🌟specialty cleaners (stainless steel, granite, wood)
🌟floor cleaners

This brand has attitude! Check out their commercial and you will know why I love their ads.






And here I would like to take the opportunity to share with you a few of my other favourite products from the Method Brand. After trying out their handwash, the next Method product I tried was the  8x Concentrated Laundry Detergent. Available in Fresh Air and Lavender scent. This is mom's favourite product. More details on this detergent here.

The detergent range. They even have a fabric softener (which I have not tried)
They have another detergent range called the 4x Concentrated Laundry Detergent which I also have not tried. I have been sticking to my favourites (the Lavender) so far.

My other favourite Method product is this Pure Naked Body Wash in White Tea. This scent immediately caught my attention amongst the rest and have been my favourite since.

These are their other range of body wash. Check out their other body wash collection here.

A rainbow of colours in Method's packaging. Their creative and fun packaging design runs across all their products.
Below is another range of their body wash called the Foaming Body Wash which I have not tried. I aspire to try these too in the near future.

Besides hand wash and body wash, Method also offers a range of cleaning products for your home. They are famous for their All Purpose Cleaners and it comes in a variety of interesting scents. As the name speaks for itself, you can use these to clean almost anything.- from bath tiles to mirrors, kitchen surfaces....etc....View full range here.

Just 2 months ago, I bought one of their Floor Cleaners to try. I bought the Squirt + Mop for wood floor. It is easy to use and comes in a super cute rounded packaging. 

At home, I am currently using their Dish Detergent in cucumber scent and I am loving the concentrated formula. The dish detergent also comes in 2 other scents - Clementine (in Orange) and Sea Minerals (In Blue)
I just love their beautiful rainbow packaging.

Now you know, I am a Method lover and a Method Collector.
Method products are also sold at premium supermarkets like Village Grocer, Jaya Grocer, Cold Storage and Max Value. Follow Method Malaysia facebook page for more deals, contests and product offers.

Tantalising Feast at the Tang Room Starling Mall

I have been to Starling Mall numerous times and walked past the Tang Room many many times but only had the chance to try out their food first time last night. Thank you, Tang Room for your gracious hospitality and for having me do a food tasting and review at your place.

Tang Room is one of the many restaurants managed by the Oriental Group of Restaurants, famous for their fine Chinese cuisines. It was indeed an unforgettable gastronomic adventure. 

The ambience. Dining in luxury. 
It was indeed a feast for the senses. Not only the food was awesome looking (yes, they take pride in their food presentation which you will see more later), the ambience at the restaurant was also drenched in splendid gold! I loved the gold themed deco. It's so classy and luxurious.

Be prepared to drool over these tantalising food shots. I drooled too just my looking at them!
The first item I tried was a light appetizer called Crispy Okinawan Sweet Potatoes with White Truffle (RM18 per portion), comprising of crunchy deep fried Orange and Purple Potatoes. It was sweet and crispy. It can be pretty addictive. Once you start, you can't stop!
The next dish's food presentation simply made my jaw drop! 
Check out the food presentation!
This platter consist of 4 items. It's a platter of Chilled Jelly Chicken, Abalone, Black Squid Ink Ball and Baked Crab Meat (RM88) Suitable for up to 3 pax dining.
Check out my Abalone!  The Abalone was carefully marinated with a super appetising sauce I could not resist. It made my mouth water with desire. It was presented beautifully with a shell, holding on to the Abalone. Talk about being so detailed in their food presentation, I admire the beauty of ever dish that came. I also love the Baked Crab Meat that was presented in a tart-like crispy pastry.

Next, I tried the Double Boiled Seafood Soup in Baby Pumpkin with a crispy roll (RM22) per pax. This soup is packed in incredible depth of flavours. Boiled to perfection, it really warms my tummy. 

This is one amazing dish I tried. The Charcoal Grilled Pork Ribs Spanish Style (RM138 July's Promo)

These Iberico  ribs(Spanish Black Pig) are carefully marinated with herbs and a special marinade that is bursting with flavours. If you come with a family of 4-5 you can order this as the serving is huge!

Gloves were also specially prepared for guests who want to handle the ribs with their hands, but don't want to dirty their hands all over. How thoughtful!

The Charcoal Grilled Pork Ribs Spanish Style comes with a serving of green salad lightly marinated as the flavours from the ribs are already so flavourful.

After a great meal, we were presented with these citrus juice as our palate cleanser.

Next, I tried the Rice Noodle with Cod Fish & Minced Ginger in Superior Soup (RM22) per pax. Understanding their customers, Tang Room came up with small servings like these noodles to cater to small eaters who wants something light or those who want to try other items on the menu. I think this is a great move!

The soup is served separately in a cute tea pot.

The fish is meaty and mouthful.

Next, the hungry wolf tries the 3 little piggy pau's. Aren't they just too adorable to eat?

These Piglet Custard Buns (RM5) each are actually Lau Sha Pau

And lastly it's dessert time!

The Durian Pudding (RM12) per pax is presented with a smoky effect.The dry ice underneath makes it really look like a witch's brewing pot! How interesting!


Lemongrass Jelly (RM9) per pax is just my kind of thing for dessert! How unconventional.


And hey, did you know that if you want privacy, the Tang Room offers private dining rooms that look like this.







Thank you...for an unforgettable dining experience, Tang Room. I will be back for more wonderful feasting with my parents! I can't wait to bring them here again.

For more information, visit  Tang Room Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/tangroomstarling/

and
 Oriental Group of Restaurant's Facebook Page at
Instagram: @orientalgroupmy

Tang Room is located at the 2nd Floor of Starling mall,
6, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

For reservations, call 03- 7733 9866

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The 18th APRCE 2017 Global Retail Summit

For those in the retail sector, this networking event may be of useful to you. This Convention is the perfect focal point for international networking, and Malaysia, as the host, is the ideal location to mix business with leisure.


The 18th Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition 2017 (APRCE 2017) will take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from October 25 to 27. About 3,000 delegates from 18 countries are expected at Asia Pacific’s largest retail event which is held once every two years.

Organised by the Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association (FAPRA) and hosted by the Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA), the theme of the 18th APRCE 2017 is “Transformation, Creativity and Beyond”.




Key global retailers are expected at this event which will spearhead a re-think on retail and how to drive change through innovation, transformation and staying ahead of the pack for business success. It will explore opportunities to capture the next decade of discerning digitised customers.
World-class speakers, retail leaders and solution providers from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, the US, UK and of course Malaysia will share their business success stories, new retail trends, ways to retail excellence and e-commerce trends and challenges in retailing, among others.

Among the 23 speakers at the 18th APRCE 2017 are: Benjamin Yong, Founder and Group Chief Eating Officer of the BIG Group, Motoya Okada, President and CEO, AEON Co. Ltd, Hoseok Kim, CEO of Celcom Planet Sdn Bhd,  Michelle Grant, Head of Retailing at Euromonitor International, Howard Saunders, Retail Futurist, Twenty Second and Fifth Ltd, US, Chan Kok Long, Co-founder & Executive Director of IPay88 Sdn Bhd, Christopher Sanderson, Co-founder, Future Lab United Kingdom, H. Roger Wang, Chairman of Golden Eagle International Group in China and Chen Xiaodong, CEO of Intime Retail Group, China.

The delegates attending
To date, about 1,300 foreign delegates have confirmed their attendance at the 18th APRCE 2017. They include 400 from Japan Retailers Association, 400 from Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, China,  200 from Korea Retailers Association, 50 from Indonesia, 30 from the Philippines, and the rest from other FAPRA-recognised national retail trade organisations such as in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam,  Myanmar, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Mongolia, Turkey and Fiji.

The 18th APRCE 2017 is the perfect focal point for international networking, and Malaysia, as the host, is the ideal location to mix business with leisure.
The event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau.


How APRCE started
Since 1983 APRCE has been the main activity of the Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Associations (FAPRA), which has 18 association members from 18 countries.  It is the longest running biennial retail conference in Asia-Pacific. The host country is selected by FAPRA members through a bidding process held every 2 years. The 17th APRCE 2015 was held in Manila, Philippines while the 16th APRCE 2013 took place in Istanbul, Turkey.
The 18th APRCE 2017 will bring together participants to learn, discover and network, and make meaningful connections with other industry professionals. It will also highlight innovative solutions to help retailers differentiate themselves from their competitors.

More details on the GLOBAL RETAIL SUMMIT here 

You can also log on to http://mra.com.my/aprce/about to read more about the APRCE


Happy Networking with all the BIG names!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Of Harry Potter, Mermaids and Unicorns

What does Harry Potter, Mermaids and Unicorns have in common?
THEY ARE MAGICAL!

Yes,not only they are magical, but they are my new set of brushes! Don't they look beautiful?
I got these babies at a steal at Shopee

Just search Unicorn Brushes/Mermaid Brushes/Harry Potter Brushes. I can't decide which ones I love most hence I ordered them all. Which is your favourite?

I love the rainbow pastel colours on the Unicorn brushes. It gives me such a magical feeling when brushing it against my face. Both the Unicorn and Mermaid Brushes are light weight.

But the Harry Potter brushes are quite heavy. It does have some weight! 
My Harry Potter Set of Brushes comes with a lovely pouch to hold all my magical wands.
As if getting 3 sets of magical brushes are not enough, I ordered a 4th set that is simple cause I like the shade of the "bulu". And I only have one face. How many make up brushes can a girl have (just like lipsticks) πŸ’„




Out of curiosity I also ordered a silicone beauty blender which is like the latest rave right now. There are many pros and cons in using this product.

 You can research more on you tube as many beauty bloggers have also shared their experiences on you tube.


It is a rubber-like texture that is non-absorbent and bouncy. 
Honestly I still prefer using a sponge. This is like rubbing plastic on my face. 

Have you tried any new beauty products lately? Share with me.