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A GIFT MADE RIGHT GIVEAWAY : WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

9.22.2016

hot off the bus! guess who won this gift set from moi?

Happy Hours on Tammy's FB! Couple of days ago Connor's sent me my very own personalised limited edition British inspired pint glasses & wow... they really look too cool for school! It comes in 3 designs. Makes you feel almost like a Brit already haha. These limited edition pint glasses is given away free every Fri of Sept (Except 16/9) at participating outlets.

I ran a giveaway on my FB page and asked my friends to tell me which 3 designs earlier this month and gave them a hint to look for the answers here. The results are out, and I would like to congratulate my kipas susah mati Derek Fong, Priscilla, and Catherine See for winning the CONNOR'S Stout Porter "A Gift Made Right"! Please fb pm me your mailing details okay. Thank you for joining my giveaway guys!


L'Oreal Warehouse Sales 2016

9.19.2016

30/9 - 1/10 (Fri - Sat) 10.30am - 9.30pm
2nd Flr East, Berjaya Times Square, KL

The annual L'Oreal Family & Friends is back! This time, you can get an additional 10% savings if you present your staff id (L'Oreal employees) or if you receive the mailer like me, show it to get the discount. No mailer no discount, don't show my blog lol.

Handbags, pouches, carrier bags or any form of bags will not be allowed in the sales location (bring a small purse or hidden wallet thingy inside your shirt. Beware of pickpockets! Crowded areas may not be safe. Goods sold are not returnable or exchangeable (purchase at your own risk). Max 5 pcs per item per customer only.

Play-Doh 60th Birthday Fiesta (The Curve)

9.17.2016


the Play-Doh 60th Birthday Fiesta
6 - 18 Sept, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara

You know it's school holidays when there's no traffic in the morning rushing to work. That being said, I would like to dedicate this post today to my all time favourite kiddy toy Play-Doh who brought me many fond and happy moments as a child growing up. I guess I owe my creativity thanks to this fun brand. Happy Birthday 60th Birthday Play-Doh! Thank you for all the fun times.

activities to spark your child's creativity awaits!

Readers be sure to check out the Play-Doh event happening from 6 - 18 September 2016 at Centre Court, the Curve, Mutiara Damansara. There's bountiful of Play-Doh fun activities to encourage children to open a can of imagination such as the Doh Much Fun thematic activities:
  •  Great Bake Off
  • Zoo Venture,
  • Go Bananas (with fruits)
  • Let's Go Doh-Town 
To participate just purchase a min of RM36 worth of Play-Doh products and you'll be eligible to enjoy two activities of your choice. Upon purchase of min RM60, participants will be given a gift with purchase (GWP), and can choose up to three activities, besides having the chance to sit o an electronic car rider around the atrium.


Malaysian celebrities & influencers from creative industry
wishes Play-Doh a Happy Birthday!

On weekends, children will get to Meet-and-Greet Doh Doh, the Play-Doh mascot (selfie moment). The Doh-llywood Wall of Fame is also another sight to behold at the event where handprints and birthday messages of 60 celebrities and influencers, also know as Doh-Bassadors of Creativity can be seen. 

Cold Storage / Jason Food Hall Zwilling J.A Henckels PWP Deals 2016

9.12.2016

ZWILLING PWP PROMOTION

Been stalking Ikea to buy the cutlery set but the long waiting payment line puts me off each time. I got really tired of shopping at Ikea these days because of this. At first, I'll get really excited putting home improvement picks in my bag but when I get to the paying area, I leave it all behind. Ikea should really improve this area of service so it's convenient for shoppers to go and come out. I don't know what's wrong but sheesh... I hate shopping at Ikea because of that now. 

Living on my own has made me more cautious of the things I buy, at first I lived on plastic cutleries then I got a cheap cutlery set from Tesco but I wasn't happy about the buy. I knew it wouldn't last long, and it was a bacteria home because the ones I bought, has fittings on it that may trap bacteria. You can clean the places, it gets loose and more bacteria goes in.


my under rm20 cutlery set vs rm168 set

I wanted to buy a cutlery set that is seamless, don't have any of the fittings or plastic attachments on it, is aesthetically appealing and good quality. Got really happen when I was shopping in Jason's Food Hall and Cold Storage  (I hunt these places for clearance groceries) and saw they have a Zwilling PWP (price with purchase) promotion going on. Spend RM50 and above and you can buy Zwilling kitchen products for up to 80% off. I spotted the Bella Cutlery 16pcs set right away for only RM168 (retail RM999). 


really like my new spoon! the design fits nicely into my grip

I own a Zwilling knife set and am a happy user. They've been with me for 5 years now and still good! The decision to go ahead and get this set at a reduced price was easy. I checked the set, there wasn't many left on the display area. There were other Zwilling products as well but they're not on my wish list.


fork, dinner knife I'm getting an orgasm just looking at them

At home I quickly say goodbye to my cheapo cutlery set (see pic) and started unboxing my awesome Zwilling cutlery set. It's called Bela and comes with 16pcs dinner set (meaning 4pax cutlery set). So it has a dinner fork, spoon, knife and coffee spoon x 4. The design is seamless, aesthetically appealing, and it's heavy (quality stainless steel!). The name ZWILLING J.A HENCKELS engraved behind each piece is a guarantee of the highest quality standards.

Overall, very happy that I can finally replace my cutleries with good quality ones *yabadabadoo*.  This deal is available at Jason's Food Hall and Cold Storage until end of this month 30/9/16.

Connor's Stout Porter Personalised Limited Edition British Inspired Pint Glass

9.04.2016

omg limited edition pint glasses are too cool for school!

I have to thank Connor's Stout Porter for sending me these really cool personalised limited edition pint glasses a couple of days ago. It came with a nice tag that says "Gift Made Just Right For You" in a box of three British inspired design pint glasses. WOW! Just holding and looking at the glasses feels like it's a British Invasion (pun intended). Kudos to Connor's Stout Porter for coming up with such cool ideas for their fans! Created as a tribute to their British roots, the limited edition pint glasses comes in 3 quintessential British icons - the Royal Guard, the Double Decker and Big Ben.

three designs to choose from - Big Ben, Double Decker Bus or Royal Guard
(my favourite is the Royal Guard design!)


You can even personalised your glasses with your NAME ON IT!

How To Get Them?
Just purchase of 3 full pints (or 6 half pints) of CONNOR’S Stout Porter to receive one (1) limited edition pint glass (500ml) at participating outlets below on every Friday of September except for 16/9 where it will be on 15/9 (Thurs) instead. Event starts 7pm - 11pm. More info here http://bit.ly/LEPint.

How Many Designs?

It comes in 
3 designs - Double Decker Bus, Royal Guard, Big Ben.
How To Personalised My Limited Edition Glasses?
Just choose a name up to 7 characters (including space) during event 7pm - 11pm.

Now you can even get your very own one-of-a-kind personalised limited edition pint glass with the purchase of 3 full pints of CONNOR’S Stout Porter. Check out the list of participating outlets below to claim one for yourself!

List of Participating Outlets & Dates

iPhone 6/6S Battery Case 10,000mAh Rose Gold

battery case for iPhone6S

Sharing a good buy from Groupon I bought two weeks ago. Was looking for a new power bank that's unique and also portable for my new iPhone 6S. I searched on Lazada, 11th Street, and Machine stores but didn't find one that I liked. Then I stumble upon Groupon's Goods (items category) and this unique power bank @ casing caught my eye. For 10,000mAh battery case available in 4 iPhone 6/6S colors which seems like an attachment of the phone itself.

Delivery was fast and I inspect the battery case all over - happy with my purchase. The color - rose gold matched my iPhone 6S's rose gold well! (this was the deal breaker for me if the color didn't match). I paid RM78 for it btw! Took home and was figuring out how to charge for a few days until I realise you don't use the USB to charge, you need to charge it using your iPhone's charge like normal! (slaps head).

The body and matt coating feel like an iPhone 6's body but it's plastic. Doesn't feel "cheap" but it's not "luxurious" either. Once you snapped it on, you can easily unsnap out your phone without fearing it will break. The extra 130g weight on your phone will feel heavy, but hey you wanted a power bank and they're not light either. The extra length makes it feel like an iPhone 6 Plus. It's sturdy, and I wonder how long the life span is on this... (that's left to be reviewed after months of using haha!).

Here are the specs for this product that I purchase from here. Available for iPhone 6/6S or iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus, and in rose gold, gold, white, or black
  • Product specifications and features
  • Dimensions: 14.8cm x 7cm x 1.3cm
  • Weight: 130g
  • Battery type: Lithium-polymer
  • Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • Input: DC 5V-1,000mA
  • Output: DC 5V-1,000mA
  • DC charging time: Up to 8 hours
  • Cycle life: Up to 500 times
  • LED indicator: Battery status

left & right sides (note the USB hole)


I like the pullout stand so you can stand your phone to watch videos 

battery power indicators & battery button (big round)


here's where you charge, plug in your iPhone charge as usual


The CONNOR'S Experience: Black Market, St Mary Place Kuala Lumpur

9.01.2016

what food should I pair my Connor's with this month?

The CONNOR'S Experience is a holistic one for consumers to fully immerse themselves in the "Just Made Right" essence of CONNOR'S Stout Porter. From drinks to food to getting home safely after a fun night out, CONNOR'S Stout Porter wants to give consumers a chance to enjoy A Night Made Right with their buddies - all packaged in one amazing deal. With the CONNOR'S Experience consumers get to enjoy delicious CONNOR'S-infused dishes paired perfectly with a pint of CONNOR'S Stout Porter at great prices. In embracing their "drink responsibly" mantra through their partnership with Grab, they are offering consumers a free ride to and from each participating outlet.

the Connor's Experience - a night made right

For our Connor's Experience this month, me and Baby G grabbed a ride to Black Market, St Mary Place, Kuala Lumpur. It was our first time here and the place is just behind Menara Weld. I notice many expatriates frequent and stay around here. Upon entering, we felt the warm welcome of the dimly lit surroundings with a cosy after-hours vibe to the place. Although it was my first time here, I have already heard many good reviews about Black Market, the food in particular. My colleague Pieter, a tall nerdy Belgium guy who likes to crunch numbers asked me one day if I been here to which I said no. Ever since then I've wanted to visit this place!

what your parent's think Black Market is
Black Market by Kaesestrahler


what Black Market, St Mary Place really is

Normally if a person asked you if you've been to "Black Market" the first thought would be to conjure up images of a shady and illicit area with dodgy dealings going on but the only thing that is a steal here is the latest CONNOR'S-infused dishes on offer! I'm excited to introduce that this place is popular with their meats and now one can enjoy them with a pint of Connor's Stout Porter.
Black Market is a chic and sophisticated restaurant for discerning diners, the stylish venue is renowned for its exquisite cuisine and an impressive selection of New and Old World wines which is the perfect venue for after-work drinks and casual dining with friends, clients or business associates.

chic & sophisticated restaurant to enjoy happy hours after work
(Sharon poses for us with a pint of Connor's Stout Porter)

you'll spot a lot of expatriates here drinking and dining

what's the pairing this month with Connor's Stout Porter?

On to the INTERESTING PART! THE CONNOR'S STOUT PORTER INFUSED FOOD! For the month of September, merry drinkers can now enjoy not two but three delicious meat options at Black Market, St Mary Place paired with one full pint of CONNOR'S Stout Porter. Here's what's waiting for you after happy hours (well nobody is stopping you from going anytime).

the hero black pork ribs & the crowd fave pan fried chicken

the signature pork shoulder

Personally, my favourite dish is the Black CONNOR'S Infused Marinated Pork Ribs. I enjoyed the juicy soft and tender texture of the meat and the way it fell effortlessly off the bone suggests precision time cooking from the chef. Also, I give a big thumb up to the CONNOR'S infused sauce as it tasted very sweet and packed full of flavour. I felt this dish paired the best with a Pint of CONNOR'S Stout Porter out of all the other dishes and they perfectly complimented each other.

1. The Black CONNOR'S Pork Ribs with 1 full pint of CONNOR’S Stout Porter RM69++ 
Vacuum packed, marinated overnight and sous vide for 15 hrs the texture of the ribs is soft and tender. Being the signature dish for BLACK Market, the chef decided to take it to a new level by infusing it with CONNOR'S Stout Porter to give a sweet and aromatic flavour with a right hint of  bitter taste after the sweetness, as the sauce is coated around the ribs. A side serving of fresh salad with a drizzle of tangy and citrus signature house dressing perfectly balances out the taste of the CONNOR'S-infused meat and sauces, which I feel enhance the overall flavour of the dish.

2. CONNOR'S Pan-fried Chicken with Home-Made Potato Salad with 1 full pint of CONNOR’S Stout Porter RM43++
Marinated overnight and sous vide for 30 mins to take this classic crowd favourite style of chicken to a whole new level by infusing it with CONNOR'S Stout Porter. Very popular with all fellow diners, it was the 1st dish to be finished. Also served with fresh potato salad to add creaminess and enhance the overall flavour of the dish.

3. Signature Pork Shoulder with Home-Made CONNOR'S sauce with 1 full pint of CONNOR’S Stout Porter RM53++ 
The Inspiration for this dish came about from the desire to get the best out of CONNOR'S Stout Porter through the sauce served. I feel the highlight of this dish is the sauce that is achieved through reducing CONNOR'S Stout Porter for 2 hrs to a certain thickness, which culminates in a delightfully sweet taste with a hint of aroma from the CONNOR'S Stout Porter. Combined with signature fresh house-made potato salad I feel, add a creamy texture to the meal and enhance the taste in my opinion.

These particular meats are chosen for these dishes by the chef, as they are the most tender parts and complements well with CONNOR'S Stout Porter through infusion in the chicken and pork ribs and sauce in the pork shoulder. The best way to enjoy and eat the dishes is when paired with a Pint of CONNOR'S Stout Porter.

this month's free Grab ride* + free half pint of CONNOR's Stout Porter
Black Market St Mary Place KL / Tiki Taka Medan Damansara
(*free ride only available via credit/debit card)

In conjunction with the partnership with Grab (formerly known as MyTeksi). Grab is be offering a discount for all customers that ride with Grab either via Budget Taxi or GrabCar to the participating outlets. This exclusive discount from Grab will be RM8 off for 4 rides to the participating outlets for all New and Existing customers that pay via credit/debit card only. Use promo code "GRABCONNORS" to enjoy the exclusive discount. Also, to those Grab customers that ride with Grab to the participating outlets, you will be rewarded with a FREE Half Pint of CONNOR'S Stout Porter. You just need to flash your booking receipt to enjoy this reward.

(Note: Each booking receipt is entitled to one (1) FREE Half Pint of CONNOR'S Stout Porter)
Remember to not drink and drive. It's always safer to drink and ride back with Grab in conjunction with the CONNOR'S Experience. For more info, visit http://www.facebook.com/ConnorsMY

Black Market, St Mary Place
No. 1 Jalan Tengah,
50250 Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10am - 12am
Reservations: +60 12-304 2060
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