May 5, 2019

How We D.I.Y our Pre-Wedding Photoshoot!

This is a post where I contemplating a lot to share on my blog, well one because I'm not that open about my personal thing in my life on my blog and two, it's just to avoid any kind of questions. Well, pessimist right? Just precautions. But the more I think, I should just share it because I believe that if you are the person that loves to plan everything on your own and only comfortable to work with your friends, maybe this can give you the guideline.

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One of my favourite!
Honestly, I'm not too sure how to plan a photo shoot. Then, I encountered this one tweet that said I need to prepare a doc about the timeframe, theme and others that related to the photo shoot. But, of course, the photographer has the freedom to shoot based on his/her creativity. 

At first, we don't want to do a pre-wedding photoshoot but something just hit me, and I felt because we will get married once in my lifetime, so why not. On 14 February 2019, I decided to WhatsApp my bridesmaid, Nuriy Arisa for the help, she said yes, and we did the shoot week after.

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This is the black theme from Fight For My Way!
That's the first step, the second one is to know what you want in terms of theme. I love K-Drama and minimalist style. So, I want to incorporate both into one photoshoot. Pinterest helps a lot in terms of this. Plus, I can share the board link with my them and it's easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Third, plan. I used this google doc to keep everything on track and to give the vision to Nuriy to make it into a reality. Initially plan is to shoot in Empire Damansara solely but since the guard said that we need a permit to do a photoshoot there, we did 50% shoot there and another 50% at Museum and Art Gallery Bank Negara MalaysiaIt was freedom in Bank Negara, no permit needed just respect that it's a museum. 


Nuriy also provide special edit! You can use it for social media purposes.
Fourth, execution. We can plan all day long, but Allah is the best of planners. This is where my fiance, Nuriy and Ayai (stylist) come together and make it into a reality. For makeup, I did it by myself because I could say I have a complete set and I did for my fiancee too. I just did the powder and some lip balm.

Because I did a WhatsApp group, it easier for me to plan the clothes and lets Ayai decide through the chat group (everything is made digital). He even bought his own clothes to do the second round shoot - dedication!

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Bank Negara is such a cool place to shoot!

To clarify things up, I paid Nuriy and Azraei for their services, and we even went for lunch and dessert after the shoot, just to treat our self for a great job. I don't have that many friends, to be honest, but when I do, I will appreciate and help them when they needed.

For a bride that looking for a female photographer, you can contact @NuriyArisa for further discussion!

Since a wedding is very personal for everyone, I want to surround myself with people that I believe and stay beside me through thick and thin. Because real friends are hard to find, and we really need to cherish them. With that being said, I'm so thankful having a really patience fiance and great friends! 

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Thank you guys for making it become a reality!

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April 30, 2019

Fuwa Fuwa Pancake @ Neighbour's Coffee Bar!

I was making up the missed fasting last year before going into the new one, and oh my, this delicious Souffle pancake makes me drool! It's time to reveal that jiggly puff and share my thoughts about it with you.


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It's tea time!

The history of Fuwa Fuwa Pancake or fluffy Soufflé Pancake is easy to find, thanks to Fuwa Fuwa, I managed to understand about the airy pancakes. 

Basically, Fuwa Fuwa means "fluffy fluffy" in Japanese, and it's traditionally served after weddings to symbolise good fortune! 


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Look at that cream and pancake!

Fuwa Fuwa Pancake Neighbour's Coffee Bar Curitan Aqalili
Fluffiness detected!
I opted for Original Fuwa Fuwa Pancake, a basic or a first timer choice who wanted to get a glimpse of the light pancake. Might need to come back for another three options! By the way, the pancake was served with cream and pancake syrup and priced at RM18. 

Expensive? Well, I admit that, but you never know you love it until you try it. Being adventurous with my fiance, he was also quite surprised by the fluffiness of the pancake too.

Definitely not your regular pancakes. First, you need to wait for 20 minutes (minimum), but since we went there during weekdays, the preparation time was enough for me to hold my excitement of that bounciness. I totally get it because Souffle is not easy to work with, so I appreciate every single thing that makes the pancakes rising up to what it supposed to achieve.


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Zoom in to see the menu.

Fuwa Fuwa Pancake Neighbour's Coffee Bar Curitan Aqalili
Control the sweetness by yourself.

While waiting, it's great to order some tea, juice or coffee to calm you down. We ordered Chamomile Blossom for RM12, and it comes with two cups so, you won't have to share with your other half. But, I might need to try the coffee once I go back there again since it's their speciality.

Not your regular pancakes, the first bite taste light and sweet at the same time. Not too overly sweet, just lovely and the sweetness can add up with the syrup. The cream adds another texture to the fluffiness, makes me discovered a new world of pancakes. 


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I ask the staff for the confirmation about the pancake status.

Overall, it was a good pancake, but if you don't like the taste of not too overwhelming egg, add that syrup, and it will get rid of it. It's a remarkable discovery for dessert, and I hope that I can get to try Fuwa Fuwa Pancake with Soft Serve soon! 


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The restaurant is huge, I love the ambience and the aesthetic, felt so calm! By the way, you need to pay for parking around this area yea!

NEIGHBOUR'S COFFEE BAR INFO

OPENING HOURS: 
Monday to Friday, from 09:00 - 18:00, Saturday to Sunday, from 09:00 - 23:00

FOR MORE INFO: 
Neighbour's Coffee Bar




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Plan to re-visit again in the future!

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April 28, 2019

Runway Byhisdaisy Magika Raya 2019: Let's Makes Kebaya Great Again!


Ramadhan is near, and soon after it will be Raya! So, this is the perfect time to look for your baju Raya, and maybe you might want to change it from Baju Kurung to Baju Kebaya this year? Well, let's see if there are any design from Byhisdaisy that will capture your heart!

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Love the embroidery and the comfort while wearing this Kebaya.
First of all, I'm so honoured to be invited to this fashion show because I get to witness the beautiful design and wore pario for the first time in my life! You might not know this but, I'm an active girl, pants are my daily attire, and I'm comfortable with that. So, to be able to wear the kebaya and pario the whole time during the runaway show and be confident in it, it's an achievement unlocked for me.

They have FOUR collections which makes it around 30 designs! I know it's a lot and I'm pretty sure you will have a hard to choose within that! But, what makes it different for every collection is their embroidery (kerawang). You can also notice there is long and short kebaya, makes it body hugging a little bit (kutubaru aka Indonesian styled kebaya), in total comes with two types of kebaya. 


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From L to R: Kutubaru, Kebaya, Kebaya and Kebaya. 

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So, which one is Kutubaru & Kebaya? 

What do I think about the Kebaya?

I've got myself the Qaleeda Kekaya Sulam. During the choosing process, they got all the chart ready, and it's easy for me to measure myself, plus the staff is amicable and help me to get a perfect kebaya. So, I got myself size S, and honestly, I like how the material feels like - soft, comfortable and really great for Malaysia weather which is hot and humid right now. The pario is also convenient to wear, especially when they have a tutorial video here and they provide you with the buckle.

Other than that, I like how it also loose because I'm not into fitting kebaya. Most people said, Kebaya is astounding when you wear it fitted, but it depends on individual preferences, same goes to wearing high heels or sneakers. As a whole, I urged you to be confident and comfortable in whatever you wear. So, throughout the day, you can have fun and mingle with people that you meet around you.

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Their embroidery is fascinating!
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All of them are beautiful inside out, nice to meet you all!

How to grab one for yourself?

There are so many ways to get the Kebaya for yourself or your family and friends! Here's how you can order via FOUR methods below: 

  1. Visit www.byhisdaisy.com
  2. Order from BYHISDAISY #bhdapprentice
  3. WhatsApp BHD HQ at +6019 606 1751
  4. Walk-in to BYHISDAISY Showroom at Byhisdaisy HQ, Alam Damai, Cheras.
The price range for this collection starts from RM199 to RM159 for Kebaya, while the pario is from RM95 to RM119 according to their website, and watch out because it's Raya promotion now, so you can grab quality pieces at discount prices! 😉 

Thank you...

To people that I met that day, it was nice to meet you that day and hope to bump into you again. To Grandeurempiremy Cookies for  Florentine Cookies Mixed Nuts (I brought back home, and it's gone in a minute), Ferra Rossa Beauty, Telekung Aleena, Sofea Rose, HN Perfume, Daisy and Luth and especially Byhisdaisy for all the beautiful Saturday!

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April 14, 2019

5 Things That You Need To Eat at Khazanah Sajian Desa Buffet Dinner, Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar!

Ramadhan is coming this 6th May, and there are still a few days left to replace our last year Iftar, so it's a note to me to get it done right away. Let's get this opportunity to discover Ramadhan buffet that will run throughout the Muslim holy month.

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Khazanah Sajian Desa Buffet Dinner Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar Curitan Aqalili


This is my first time trying out the buffet at Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar, and it was pretty impressive to see more than 150 varieties in front of your eyes. I tried to eat and taste as much as I can but I was defeated on my fourth plate, so here's what I think that you shouldn't miss out at the Ramadhan buffet!

1. Western Cuisine


I know that if you want to be a buffet expert, don't take carbs first! But, take note that you can eat according to what you want in a small amount so you can taste almost everything (a portion is a key). I took a baked spaghetti and a white sauce spaghetti just to feel how was the western cuisine like in general. 

So far, both of them are good especially baked one, not that cheesy and still good to eat when it's kind of cold.

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2. Dessert Corner


I love this corner! Especially where all the Malay kuih located. They have a really vast range of cake choices! I grab some tapai, creme brulee, bahulu, kuih lapis and some sticky rice ball. The least favourite is the creme brulee because it's too sweet for me but other than that is perfect! 


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Khazanah Sajian Desa Buffet Dinner Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar Curitan Aqalili

Khazanah Sajian Desa Buffet Dinner Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar Curitan Aqalili

3. Fresh Charcoal Grilled Seafood Galore!

I take time to talk to one of the chefs there, and I heard this corner is open since last year. They've got a variety of seafood and most of the time I can see that they cook to order. 

We talk about cuttlefish, stingray, shells and lots of other seafood to choose from. I get the cuttlefish, and it was delicious! The burnt smell and taste of charcoal just absorbed into it.

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Khazanah Sajian Desa Buffet Dinner Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar Curitan Aqalili


4. Nasi Ikan

This is a famous dishes that you need to try! Like the chef said, it's one of the favourite recipes that everyone needs to try, especially if you are a first timer here. Nasi Ikan is a mix of rice with three kinds of fish - sea bass, catfish and tilapia.

If you think it would be too fishy, fret not, it smells so lovely and tastes really good too. My mom would mix leftover fish and make it into bergedil, and for me generally, Nasi Ikan tastes like a home cook for me.


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5. Get Your Durian!

Save the best for last! Durian is a very exotic fruit for some people, but I find it as a comfort fruit instead. For me, it's a get-together fruit where you open one, take one chunk and just dig in and talk with others. It's a sharing fruit per se.

I like that they only allowed people to eat on the terrace and it's open at 9PM every night. So, make sure to empty your stomach for Durian!


Khazanah Sajian Desa Buffet Dinner Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar Curitan Aqalili

Khazanah Sajian Desa Buffet Dinner Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar Curitan Aqalili

Khazanah Sajian Desa Buffet Dinner Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar Curitan Aqalili

This is some of the things that I think you should try when you are at Link. I love to be very strategic when it comes to buffet, to eat worth the pay but at the same time don't overeat because the break the fast happened during Maghrib prayer and you don't want to throw up all the food. So make sure to eat some before and grab some more while enjoying the live Ghazal performances throughout the night!


Khazanah Sajian Desa Buffet Dinner Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar Curitan Aqalili

HOW MUCH IS THE PRICE?


From 7 May until 3 June 2017, the price for an adult is RM 168 nett (Adult) and RM 84 nett (Children). Early bird 25% discount for bookings is before 7 May 2019!

If you are interested in doing a reservation or enquiries, please contact 03-2298 1888 EXT 5000 or email to H796-FB5@accor.com.

LINK ALL DAY DINING, PULLMAN KUALA LUMPUR BANGSAR
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