Monday, September 22, 2014

Quick Fix - Baked Fish with Mango Salsa

My friend Miriam came over recently and since she prefers to eat fish I searched high and low for a simply fish dish. One caught my attention as it's simple to create and you can hardly go wrong with this dish. All you need is an oven and a fresh catch and you're set for a light yummy tropical dish. 

Baked Fish:

- Fish fillets (any white, freshwater fish would be great)
- 1 tbspn of olive oil
- crushed peppercorn & salt
- Cayenne powder
- Fresh Dill
- Dry white wine (optional)
- Dried Oregano
- A stalk of leek, sliced.
- Chopped garlic

How To: 
- Tap excess water from the fish with kitchen towel, place it on a foiled baking pan.
- Sprinkle all the herbs and condiments, drizzle olive oil over the fish. Add a dash of white wine (non-halal, optional). Put the leek over the fish.
- Bake it in the oven until fully cooked. If you like your fish charred, quickly sear it over the pan on high heat once it's out of the oven.

Mango Salsa:

- Fresh ripe mango
- Fresh tomatoes
- Bell pepper
- Yellow Onion

How To:
- Chop all the ingredients into cubes, mix them together and drizzle it all over the baked fish.

Bon apetit!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Experimenting for Beautifully Straight Hair

I was born with super straight locks and throughout school years, people even thought I had my hair rebonded which was a craze at one point. As blessed as I am, I’ve always longed for wavy hair so I started curling them up, putting them in a bun just to make it less straight. Now, I realized how easier it is to have straight hair – from maintenance to having a sleek look, straight hair will never go out of style. I have been trying my best to achieve the smooth, natural straight hair for a while now and it seems like nothing works to keep it nice and flowy. It’s even worse after I leave it to air-dry! Having shoulder-length hair means I have to do more work to keep it straight and I usually have to use hair iron or a hair dryer to straighten my hair out before I go out. I’d love to skip that step in my routine though so I do not further damage my hair by exposing it to extreme heat on a regular basis.

Well, my husband told me that in his younger bachelor days he used to iron his shirt with a heated pot cause he did not have ironing board in his hostel. So I thought maybe it would work?

But then again, using the pots would mean that my hair would be heated up. Maybe it wasn’t such a great idea. So I tried laying it flat while air-drying and putting heavy books on top just like the idea of making dried flowers in between book pages. It didn’t work out so well cause the books became damp too! Oh my books!

My last resort was to use ‘natural’ ingredients as per suggested by many people on the internet – putting eggs or mayonnaise on the hair to strengthen while keeping it straight and smooth. Um, they’re great on my food but not really on my hair. It felt sticky, smells weird and I won’t ever try such thing again!

I was introduced to the Sunsilk Perfect Straight Variant by my bestfriend – Facebook! It’s great for those who would like to have beautifully straight hair as it has special Straight Lock technologywhich helps to ensure alignment of hair strands as it dries.

I’m pretty excited to try out this product a it keeps your hair beautifully straight and aligned as it dries* and I saw that they’re having a promotion booth in front of Lavender CafĂ© in One Utama recently. If you’re as interested as I am, don’t forget to check out this link where I found out about Sunsilk’s Perfect Straight Lock Technology – They are currently running a Facebook contest as well!

*Only on straight hair, based on lab test, when used with Sunsilk Perfect Straight Shampoo and Conditioner

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dipped Row at Ms Read Pavilion

It's been a while since I've been active in the events circuit - being busy with production, planning out my next trips, work and just sitting at home trying to overcome this writer's block (even worse when you have Netflix on your telly). Last week I decided to drag my attached-to-my-couch ass to a friend's event - Ms Read x Dipped Row in Pavilion. 

Dipped Row, a local online retailer for jewelries have been making waves on the runway of KLFW, graced a number of magazines and featured in fashion spreads nationwide so if you don't know what Dipped Row is yet, you're totally missing out. Now, they have counters at Ms Read and Robinsons around Klang Valley so you have a chance to have a look at their stuff before you purchase them. I'm definitely going to be getting some very, very soon. Check out the photos and links below.

Photos taken by point8cam

Sunday, September 14, 2014

#InMyElement with Timberland

A couple of months ago, Timberland Malaysia wanted to feature point8cam and I doing what we do best - traveling and documenting our journey. We thought it would be great if we could do it while we were really traveling so point8cam and I did our interview and shot each other whilst we were in Chiang Mai. We hope you'll enjoy watching a snippet of our lives, and let's wait for point8cam's video to be out. 

Monday, September 01, 2014

Babysitting Thumper

What babysitting a bunny looks like, from the eyes of his godmother. Say hello to Thumper, my friend's not-so-new beloved Netherlands Dwarf. She was moving to a new place so I took Thumper in for a few days (also a long-term plan to make point8cam agree on us getting a pet) and I took some photos of his play time outside the cage. Such a sweetheart, this one. 

In case if you're wondering I'm still keen on getting a kitten. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Urbanscapes 2014 Announced - First Wave Line-Up

I'm rushing to go out so I thought I'd share with you the news I received less than an hour ago cause I just can't contain my excitement. I rushed to check my organiser and was devastated to find that I'll be flying off on the 6th December 2014 but I'll arrive a day before CHVRCHES' show. However, please enjoy them on my behalf and spread the word!

"KUALA LUMPUR, AUG 28 — Urbanscapes, Malaysia’s creative arts festival, will celebrate its twelfth year with a series of three satellite shows and a host of parties throughout the month of November, before culminating in full-fledged festival on Dec 6 at the Horse Ranch, Resorts World Genting in the highlands, just north of the capital city. A vast array of accommodation and transportation options will be available to choose from.

As of this release, organisers have confirmed Scottish synthpop band Chvrches (“Recover,” “Lies”), for an exclusive Urbanscapes Satellite Show at 7 pm, Nov 19 at KL Live.

At the Horse Ranch, Resorts World Genting, festival-goers can look forward to soak in the anthemic sounds of the Los Angeles-based indie rock band Local Natives (“Gorilla Manor”, “Heavy Feet”) that Pitchfork described as a “sort of West Coast ‘Grizzly Bear’ [the band]”. Playing alongside them will be the legendary American college rock outfit The Lemonheads (“It’s a Shame About Ray”) whose cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs Robinson” paved a way to a breakthrough in their salad days, and their re-emergence when it was used in Martin Scorsese’s 2013 film “The Wolf of Wall Street”.

Fans with an appetite for our own local giants can look forward to OJ Law (“Fantastic Adventure”, “Tongue-Tied”), Ali Aiman (“Breathe”), and Najwa (“Got to Go”, “Before”).

Organisers are expected to announce the full-line up — including its headliners — at a later date."

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Whatever There Was in Iceland - The Journey

In case if you haven't been following much on this blog (I've to admit I need to pick up the pace again), I have recently moved my travel-related content to WhateverThereWas instead. There, we have articles from the past trips and also new ones. One of them is this video of our trip to Iceland earlier this year. Yes, it's been out and I haven't blogged about it here until now! 

Read more about this Iceland trip here -