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Embracing My Inner Boho

2015 March 26
by .:Leeming:.

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 I’ve always had a weakness for statement necklaces and earrings; they’re the only kind of jewel I love to wear. I have a few statement pieces that I’ll rotate through my wardrobe. A big, bold necklace in an array of metals and colors is the ultimate trend to effortlessly complete any outfit.

 So many modern statement pieces allude to the incredible forms and materials. Recently I had my eye on the beautiful creations of ASHBURND, a local designer who makes amazing handmade pieces which are a result of modern craftsmanship and unique. ASHBURND creations are intricate and colorful because she uses batik for all her designs. FYI Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique.

 To bring ultimate attention to the neckline ideally wear neutral or matching colours with subtle design. Just remember – experiment with the look. It’s a good idea to buy statement necklaces made by artisans, because if you buy mass produced ones, tons of other people will have the same one as you, which robs it of it’s individuality. Plus its good to support local talent in your community.

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Obsessed With Embellishments

2015 March 17
by .:Leeming:.

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I’ve got a bit of a thing for embellishments. I usually tend to go for statement necklace with a plaint top, so I was ready for a bit of change. But what can I say…I’m in love. Something about shiny things makes your outfit stand out better.

I came across this very interesting embellished sweatshirt from The Minimalist. It looks like an expensive and elegant piece to me and I was of course sold. The embellishment on the sleeve of the sweatshirt is a great accent on details, what makes it more interesting is it has pearls on too that gives a classier look. I think this is probably one of my favorite sweatshirts now.

Embellished pieces are always easy to style; it works on a lazy day. With a needlework embroidery sweatshirt and a pair of basic pumps, you will look as if you just stepped out of the runway. There are two ways to wear embellishments, either with plain items for a more understated look. Or with other jeweled pieces to go all out.

Let me know how you would style this embellished sweatshirt and what are your favorite items for Spring?

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 Embellished Sweatshirt | THE MINIMALIST – Scuba Mini Skirt | THE MINIMALIST – Basic CutOut Pumps | ZARA – Bag | TOPSHOP – Watch | FOSSIL – Earring | DIOR

A “Ramen” Chinese New Year at IPPUDO

2015 February 23
by .:Leeming:.

SAMSUNG CSCI have heard so much about IPPUDO Ramen, but I’ve never try it until recently. With outlets all over the world from Japan to New York to Sydney and more, now the famous restaurant brand is here in Malaysia. IPPUDO today has 3 outlets in KL – Pavilion, The Gardens and Bangsar Shopping Centre.

 I heard so much about the awesome ramen in IPPUDO and got super excited when I was invited to one of their outlets in Pavilion to try out their new menu. Want to know what is it? Read on to find out!

 Here’s A lil Info on IPPUDO:

 IPPUDO was founded in 1985 in Japan’s ramen capital of Hakata by Shigemi Kawahara, the internationally-acclaimed Ramen King and Founder and President of Chikaranomoto Holdings Co. Ltd, which encompasses some of Japan’s finest restaurants. Today, there are over 80 IPPUDO restaurants throughout Japan and more than 40 overseas outlets in major international locations like New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing, the Philippines, Bangkok, Jakarta and London that collectively serve more than 45,000 customers per day.

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 All three outlets in Malaysia have their own unique and intrinsic interior to bring out different concepts on its own. IPPUDO Pavilion for example has a cozy, classy and clean with wooden touches interior. It also comes with a bar area where you can sit back and wind down to a selection of drinks alongside IPPUDO signature dishes.

 IPPUDO menu offers their 3 classic ramen and their featured Spicy Black Ramen. Besides their signature ramen dishes, IPPUDO also offers a wide variety of mouth-watering side dishes like salad, gyoza, rice and hot plate. What really caught my eyes is their Yee Sang! Yeap, they actually serve Yee Sang here in IPPUDO for the first time.

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The Yee Sang was GOOD! A MUST TRY! The chef uses fresh ingredients and fresh salmon, homemade special sauce, which is honey lemon sauce instead of the conventional plum sauce. The taste is a combination of refreshing sweet & sour, perfect to suit any palate with its flavorful mixture.

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What makes their Yee Sang so special compared to the other restaurants is that they use deep fried ramen to enhance the Yee Sang crunchiness.

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IPPUDO Fortune Salmon Yee sang will be available from 7th Feb – 5th Mar.

You can get an exclusive IPPUDO ang pow packet with every Yee Sang order or every RM100 spent in a single receipt. Go bring your family and friends to try out this special dish. A must have to welcome the new year with great prosperity and abundance in wealth and health!

Green Harvest

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Ice blended kiwi with orange juice. Super refreshing!

Purple Rain

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Ice belnded blueberry with orange juice.

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Juicy pork belly slices served with vegetables and ginger paste on hot plate. YUM!

Buta Kimuchi Teppan

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Jusicy pork belly slices served with spicy kimchi sauce, cabbages, bean sprouts and spring onion on hot plate. It goes best with beer!

 Shiromaru Motoaji

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IPPUDO’s original tonkotsu broth served with ultra-thin noodles, pork loin, bean sprouts, kikurage, and spring onions. Classic Hakata-style ramen. IPPUDO’s classic ramen is the best, with a silky smooth and milky broth that is light and tasty. The ramen uses thin noodles and the good thing about dining here is that you can choose the hardness based on your preference. I prefer hard noodles.

 Spicy Black Ramen

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IPPUDO’s original pork broth with special spicy nikumiso, specially prepared using black pepper, shansho, and other spices. Spicy Black is uniquely enhanced with our new spicy fragrant oil, a blend of our original koyu & spicy koyu. Served with thin noodles, topped with chashu and a combination of bitter-spicy salad & healthy pakuchi.

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 This is my favorite because of its exotic spices and the unique spicy koyu (fragrant oil).

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 Hot tip: All ramen has to be eaten immediately upon serving. The best way to enjoy this is to sip the soup first before mixing it and eating the noodles.

 p/s: Ippudo Fortune Salmon Yee sang will be available From 7Feb – 5Mar,

get an exclusive IPPUDO ang pow packet with every Yee Sang order or every RM100 spent in a single receipt.

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So what is New Year to you besides the lavishly spread food? Shopping of course! Hunting new stuffs for my new home at SENHENG brought shopping to a new level – shopping at the comfort in our own home. They are actually having massive Chinese New Year sales in store as well as their online store, and I totally love the idea of shopping online! Because…

Better Prices

Online stores offer up to 56% OFF! The prices are much lower than what you will find at a physical store plus 0% up to 24 months installment.

 Convenience

Shopping online is convenient. You don’t need to get dressed and drive to your favorite store. You can easily visit their website http://www.senheng.com.my/220-chinese-new-year-sales find the product you want and buy it without getting out of your pyjamas. It’s also convenient because you don’t need to wait for the store to open and parking… you don’t need to tell another Malaysian the horror of looking for a parking here, do you? If you work irregular hours or are very busy, then you probably don’t have the time to visit the store. Shopping online allows you to buy things without hurting your schedule.

 Variety

Shopping online also allows you to find many products that you wouldn’t be able to find in a physical store.

 Fewer Expenses

Many times when we opt for conventional shopping we tend to spend a lot more than the required shopping expenses, on things like eating out, traveling, impulsive shopping etc.

 Crowds

If you were like me, you would like to avoid the crowds when you do the shopping. Crowds force us to do a hurried shopping most of the time. Crowds also create a problem when it comes to finding a parking place nearby where you want to shop and going back to your vehicle later loaded with shopping bags.

 So, what are you waiting for? Go to http://www.senheng.com.my/220-chinese-new-year-sales and start shopping!