• Team work makes perfect.

    Ayam Brand, famed for its wide range of healthy and convenient, preservative-free canned products is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a nationwide initiative themed, ‘We Care, We Are Family’. The anniversary celebration coincides with the 10th consecutive Ayam Brand™ Charity Campaign. This year’s charity campaign will reach 60 charity homes in 11 locations across Malaysia and Brunei, providing 324,000 healthy meals for charity. The team was in Ipoh for its Perak’s CSR edition as well as a junior chef competition yesterday. In Perak, the recipients include Pusat Jagaan Anak-anak Yatim dan Miskin Nurul Iman, Pertubuhan Baitul Aini Ipoh, Praise Emmanuel Children’s Home, Jawatankuasa Pusat Jagaan Praise Ipoh, Vision Home Ipoh…

  • So I was at Thistle.

    Have been passing by Thistle several times, as and when we were in Johor Bahru, staying here, was my first. So I decided to give it a try. The front desk was not very welcoming, just 1 personnel at any one time.  Or at least when I was there, I approached the front desk for things such as where to for meals, drinks, fitness centre etc.  I needed to wait a while before attended, or I simply walked away, explore the place myself. Room layout is nice, I like the way how the door is at an angle so to provide great amount of privacy to the guests who stay…

  • 6 homes in Johor received aid from Ayam Brand.

    Ayam Brand’s campaign was made livelier and more competitive with Ayam Brand Junior Chef cooking competition. Themed ‘We Care, We Are Family’, the cooking competition requires teams of two children to prepare, plate and serve a family-favourite dish using Ayam Brand products. The campaign is in-line with the Ministry of Health Malaysia’s efforts to fight obesity by educating and encouraging children to make informed food choices. In Johor, the recipients include Rumah Anak-anak Yatim Shafar, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-anak Yatim Islam Kota Tinggi, Asrama Kebajikan Ar-Rayyan, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Insan Istimewa Johor Bahru, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-anak Yatim Johor, and Gateway Community Centre. Ayam Brand™ emphasizes the contribution of its sardines, mackerel and…

  • Pudu Breakfast.

    When I was 10, our neighbours brought back 2 packs of Hakka Noodle from Pudu. She told me roughly when the stall is that time, I could vaguely remember the location. So after many years, I could still remember the taste of that Hakka Noodle, with the fried pork oil, minced pork, char Siew (caramelise grilled pork) as well as pork dumplings. The soup, must be one that boiled over many hours, imagine a good ramen soup, if it is bad, the ramen is bad also. This noodle stall has been around since 60s, according to the auntie once I spoken to. The owner makes the noodle, and everything else.…

  • Walking with Leica at night in Bandar Puchong Jaya.

    Our dear daughter has the ballet class at night, for an hour of waiting, instead of like most of the parents would do – waiting at the cafe or the ballet school with their phones, I chose to walk about, to digest the dinner I just had with Inez.  Better still, I brought the Leica along, as well as Fleet Foxes, streamed wirelessly on the bluetooth earphones. I talked to the helper at the food trucks before taking these pictures, as I think street photography should be given utmost care in terms of people privacy.  No one should be photographed without knowing that they are. I walked to the food…

  • 6 charity homes in Negeri Sembilan receive 2 months’ supply of Ayam Brand products.

    Ayam Brand™, famed for its wide range of healthy and convenient, preservative-free canned products is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a nationwide initiative themed, ‘We Care, We Are Family’. The anniversary celebration coincides with the 10th consecutive Ayam Brand™ Charity Campaign. This year’s charity campaign will reach 60 charity homes in 11 locations across Malaysia and Brunei, providing 324,000 healthy meals for charity. Over ten years the Ayam Brand™ Charity Campaign has benefitted close to 18,000 people from 422 charity organizations – providing them with 1,080,000 healthy meals! The sixty charity homes, 57 from across Malaysia and 3 from Brunei Darussalam received Ayam Brand™ tuna, mackerel, kernel corn, processed peas,…

  • Increase Your Fibre and Protein Intake.

    How is your digestion and intestinal health? Fibre plays an important role in promoting better intestinal health and aiding digestion[1]. Are you getting enough fibre in your diet? According to the Recommended Nutrient Intakes for Malaysia 2017 report by the Ministry of Health Malaysia, Malaysian adults should get 20-30g[2] of fibre, daily. However, local data reveals that the average urban Malaysian’s daily diet only contains about 13-16g of total dietary fibre[3]. While fruits and vegetables are among the most common source of dietary fibre, legumes such as beans are a very good source of dietary fibre[4]. Canned baked beans are ready to eat straight from the can, making them a…

  • Birthday.

    I first discovered Sky Dining at Troika when I was looking for places to have meals with Retna, on special occasions, such as birthday, anniversary.  Just like everything and everyone else would have done – I Google-d for suggestions. The place is by 2 dudes with experience in restaurant opening, selling them, then open new ones. Cantaloupe is located on the 23A floor of Troika, one needs the access card to reach the floor, from the security team. The view is great if not blocked by advertisement billboards. The lunch menu is determined once a month, focusing on French cuisine and presentation.  If you fancy great food accompanied with great…