Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ivory CNY Charity Concert 2015


Ivory CNY Charity Concert will be held on the 4th day of CNY, Feb 22. The concert will start at 8pm at Penang Times Square.

This concert is organized by Ivory Properties Group Berhad. It is supported by Penang Press Club and Persatuan Wartawan dan Jurugambar Media Cina Pulau Pinang and The Star as the media partner.

Ivory Properties Group Berhad managed to collect RM20,000 during their funds raising to rebuild homes for the east coast flood victims, which their initial target was RM15,000 according to the executive director and Ivorycares president Datuk Ooi Chin Loo. With the help of the concert, they hope to increase their target to RM25,000.


Performers for the Ivory CNY Charity Concert include Worldwide Platinum Records' North American chart toppers Ovaload and Cash Band. Former 988 FM radio station DJ Luke Loke will be performing selected tracks from his newly released Chinese New Year album 'Feat-ting Room'. Worldwide Platinum Records artistes Mickey, Satrina, Michelle and Max Ku who are featured in the 'Feat-ting Room' album will join the performance of DJ Luke Loke!

Jeffrey Ooi, the first runner-up for Astro Classic Golden Melody Singing Competition 2008 will be emceeing the concert with the master of ceremony Corrylincoln from Penang Times Square. Satrina can't wait to perform her new song 'Ketakutan' on that day too.

Besides, Kenya's Sarakasi dancers-cum-acrobats are invited to perform the mind-blowing elaborate tribal and modern dances as well as gymnastic show. Men On Heels and GoGoGirls will dance to pop tunes and funky beats during the show.


Ticket redemption : 
1. Public can redeem 2 tickets by cutting out the Ivory CNY Charity Concert advertisement each on The Star, Kwong Wah Yit Poh, Nanyang Siang Pau and bring the event banner advertisement to any of the 3 newspapers' office for redemption. The offices are located at, The Star - Star Northern Hub in Bayan Lepas, Kwong Wah Yit Poh Penang headquarters in Persgrave Street or irs regional offices in Bayan Baru, Bukit Mertajam and Butterworth, and Nanyang Siang Pau Penang office in Weld Quay.

2. Spend more than RM30 in a single receipt in Penang Times Square may also redeem 2 tickets at Penang Times Square information counter.

3. 2 VIP tickets will be given for those who donate RM100.

4. Only 2 tickets can be redeemed per person on a first come, first served basis.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Recap 2014

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Oh Heyyy! Many weird things happened in 2013 and 2014, which explains why I wasn't having much blogging mood lately that made me drag this Recap post until today, the 9th day of 2015. Also I usually take days to prepare a blog post, from transferring photos to processing photos to choosing photos to watermarking photos then upload photos, arrange them and lastly write the post. *Photography freak like me spend most of the time on photos cause nice photos make Camy happy! So, I will usually make sure that I am satisfied with the post especially photos before I publish a post. Anyway, I have made a to-blog-list, hopefully they will be up soon. :P

I wouldn't say that 2014 was a great year for me. There were lots of ups and downs last year, quite neutral I guess? I have the sudden urge to do Recap for last year since the last day of 2014 cause although not many good things happened on me but at least I managed to change my perception or perspective of those negative things happened to good lessons for myself. I think I have grown up in terms of thinking after going through all kind of weird things happened.

*most photos are embed from my Instagram


#1 Learned to appreciate people around me more
This sounds very common but yes, I have learned to appreciate people around me more.

I wasn't close to my dad since small. My impression towards my dad when I was young was that he was a dad that bullies us a lot and like to make us cry. He is not a expressive person, I understand that his intention was to play with us but his hands are quite rough that the tickling turned out to be painful, so we cried and dislike him doing that. He did try his best to spend his time with us by bringing us out to the mall or garden every weekend but his placing in our heart won't be high as he work outstation all the while and we hardly see him often.

Glad that things changed since my dad came over to KL to work and stay with me. Staying with my dad is like staying with a kid. I have to bring him out during weekend, mostly for movies so that he wouldn't feel bored, be the driver, wash his clothes and dishes, accompany him for dinner and share food with him. So, I manage to spend more time with him and talk to him more. On the other hand, as a dad, he won't usually help me to settle my problems, instead, he will try his best to guide me on what to do when I have problems cause he wants me to learn to be independent and decisive. Grateful that he forced me to learn and always back me up when things come to a point that I can't settle. He will also bring me to have good food whenever I request.

On the other hand, as I moved to KL from Kampar, time spent with my mom get lesser. I couldn't go back Penang as often as I did in Kampar, cause its quite inconvenient for me to go Pudu, tho I still go back whenever I can. 

Mommy seems older ever since she started her massaging life for others. We tried persuading her to work lesser and accept lesser customers but she still insist to work from day to night. She claimed that she feels happy helping others and communicating with others. But mommy, you gotta take care of yourself with enough rest also ma... Back to the topic, hugging her makes me feel so much better, secure after having nightmares or troubles. Although we usually ended up argue whenever we talk but I am really grateful that she still try to prepare lunch for me whenever I am back in Penang despite she busy with her work.

oh my dear baby sis is in National Service now. I think my relationship with my siblings are getting better nowadays. We can crap more, talk more deeper stuffs of what we feel and blah to each others more these days. Accompanied my brother to Gurney to make a new spectacles,  for movie and to buy Christmas presents. It was the first time that only we both hang out together for shopping and movie. Felt quite weird but it was a good bonding time (y).

I am also very grateful for those who spend their precious time or waste their time doing stupid things with me despite every of us are busy with our own stuffs now. I feel happy and blessed especially when friends take the initiative to date me.


Not forgetting few gathering during CNY, primary school's 90years Anniversary dinner, gathering at class teacher's house and BBQ party after the gathering at my house with primary schoolmates and teachers last year before everyone separates to further their studies. Definitely had a great time with them.

#2 Travelled to Lumut
travelled to Lumut with my family, brought Carmun along. Sadly my baby sis couldnt make it. I miss the Seafood and red wine noodles there now recalling the trip.. D:

It was my first time staying at Villa. It was really huge and comfy!

#3 Travelled to Kuching, Sarawak for the first time with my childhood friends.
Introducing my both childhood friends and the gf.
It was a great trip with them before both of them left to further their studies. One of them left to US and another one left to Unimas in September right after the trip in August.

*in one of my to-blog-list

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 I miss the clear blur sky and breathtaking view in Bako Nation Park, Kuching badly. In August, both Penang and KL were so hazy but the sky was really clear in Kuching, so healthy!

#4 Christmas at Krabi, Thailand, my first time to Thailand!
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It was my first time to Thailand and it was also my first time spending Christmas oversea. I was afraid if I will regret to go along for this trip as I will be the only youngster there. Surprisingly, the trip was cool! I did not regret being a light bulb there!
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Didnt expect that two of my dad's friend's wife also interested in photography! I have photography buddies in that trip! One of the aunty also taught me to snap panning effects for vehicles! So awesome! Stay tune for my post! :D

#5 Learned to manage a house on my own
the view from my house
As my dad bought a house in KL, and I am the only one in KL, so they kindda let me handle everything, from inside of the house to outside management stuffs. As example, things to settle with management for renovation, have to constantly go check out the progress of the renovation, to change name for electric bills, pay bills and management fees and stuffs, to find tenant, to prepare furniture, prepare contract, to collect rental and many more. My dad will check with me how's the things go on from time to time.  

#6 Settle problems with my previous owner on my own
Yes, my previous owner gave me so much troubles after I moved out. She didn't want to pay me back my deposit as stated in the contract. My dad forced me to handle it on my on, of course he did guide me on what should I do. I was very annoyed during that period, to the extend that I scolded in Facebook. *Camy don't usually scold people, if she does, you know how frustrating, annoyed, angry she is.* Thank god end up I manage to get it back with help from my friends and family. Learned to be more firm, and confidence through this experience. Don't ever think of bullying students kay!  *oh, its in my to-blog-list too, cause I wanna record down my lesson learned.

#7 First time conducting an interview
Our assignment was to interview a Human Resource Manager for the subject Organizational Psychology. We did it at the very last minute as we didn't get any response from the company we phoned initially. I felt grateful that 2 Human Resource Manage from 2 different companies accepted our interview at the very last minute. Instead of only interviewing one as what our lecturer requested, we manage to interview 2 HR Manager. One is manager from Coldstorage, another one is from MMC Sdn Bhd
HR Manager from MMC Sdn Bhd.
He was so kind that spend his time with us, sharing his stories throughout his 13 years experience as a HR manager. From recruitment process, to job performance appraisal, and training and development for the company to improve the skills of the employees. I really learned a lot during the interview.

#8 First time working for furniture company during fairs
Colleagues from Mylanohaus
It was the first fair that I worked requires formal attire. It was my first time selling such luxury stuffs too! Selling luxury stuffs is completely a different experience for me. Although I didn't sell any furniture during my work, I was so guilty for it, but I have learned that selling luxury stuffs, you got to concern about the way you behave, the way to sales the products, the way you speak, the way you should be in confidence in yourself so customers will have confidence in you to buy your products and of course how confidence you are towards your products and many more are important. Glad that I was given the chance to work with them. :) 

#9 First time watching sunrise at Penang Hill, twice a year.
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The first time I went up was with Xuan. Penang Hill is a nice place for sunrise! You should really try if you havent! Read my post here Catching Sunrise At Penang Hill.

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Second time with Mel!

#10 First time watching Meteor Shower
Sorry If I scared you with this photo XP
USM had a meteor shower event and Xuan, Mel and I decided to go even though we are not USM students. The event starts from 8pm to 6.30am, so you can actually sleep at the stadium till the next morning. We brought our own mat and lie down on the grass, played some musics and stared at the sky full of stars. We were so excited when we spotted meteors! Everyone screams at the stadium whenever they spotted one. Not that we manage to catch up with all the others spotted cause it came at different spots, but don't be disappointed and give up, stay focus! I was so lucky that spotted 9 meteors that night. I was too excited that I forgot to make a wish whenever I spotted one. Oh well, I feel so lucky that I manage to watch meteors shower with both my babes dy and that's enough to make me happy. :)

#11 More opportunities for blog
I would like to express my gratitude to those that gave me the opportunities to food review, gave me chance for sponsored post or advertorials. I manage to attend more food reviews this year and it was my first time doing fashion post this year too! Hopefully there are more to come!

#12 Exercise more, personal record for PBIM
Its the fact that I exercise more, eat lesser compared to last time, but I still get fatter :(. Oh well, fats me, I swam two days once from the starting of the year to mid of the year. Then I started jogging. I actually found my way to control my breathing during jogging now and I am still proud of my personal record during PBIM 2014! I hope that it will continues to motivate me to jog in the future constantly to keep myself healthy!

#13 Got myself an iPhone 6!
I have been eyeing on Apple for 2 years since iPhone5. Get the permission to buy it that time but phone still in the okay condition. Dragged until 2014, finally my phone decided to be half-dead. So ta-dahhhhh! :D Please stay with me kay?


I kindda find my tempered getting bad lately, should think of a way or try my best to control them and improve my patient level.

I don't exactly like to make resolutions for a new year cause I am more of a spontaneous person that prefer things to go spontaneously without planning. This explains why I always complete my stuffs at the very last minute, sometimes I'll start a little by little to ensure myself won't ended up stuck with a lot of undone stuffs, but usually that's like only less than 20% of the whole project. Anyway, here's a very simple resolutions that easy for me to achieve before I end this post :
#1 Eat more
#2 Sleep more
#3 Play more
#4 Enjoy more
#5 Travel more
#6 Take more beautiful photos
#7 Earn more
#8 Exercise more
#9 Spend more time with friends and family more
#10 Love myself more
#11 Appreciate more


I realise that I don't blog very often anymore, but my blog post these days are long. If you actually spend your time to finish reading this, here's my flying kiss to you. *muacks.


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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tao Authentic Asian Cuisine & Lounge Japanese Buffet @ Autocity Juru, Penang

Are you drooling now? Does this photo tempt you? This is definitely a heaven especially for Japanese Food lover! Even I am missing this badly right now looking at this photo to get inspiration to blog!

Whenever we mention Japanese buffet in Penang, we will definitely think of Tao Cuisine. One is in Penang Times Square and another one is at Autocity Juru, Penang. They have another branch in Kota Damansara Sunway Giza too! It specialized in 70% Japanese and Korean, Chinese, Thai, Taiwan cuisine.

I like their concept of All-You-Can-Eat Ala Carte Buffet. Most of the time, we are afraid if the food already finish or the food no longer hot or fresh anymore when we arrived the venue late. Ala Carte Buffet surely save you from those troubles! All you need to do is just sit at your place, pick and order it from the staff. The chef will then cook it and send it to you.


Last week, I visited Tao Cuisine at Autocity Juru, Penang. It is located above Nandos, beside Starbucks. There are 2 ways to reach Tao which are the staircase beside Nandos and Ice-ice Baby.



Christmas decoration all around Tao Cuisine for Christmas month! 

Self-service buffet





Besides Ala Carte, you can grab some ready food at the self-service section too! :D

Shishamo on the left and Chawanmushi on the right.

Shishamo is grilled pregnant fish with salt and pepper while Chawanmushi is steamed egg with shark fin. They both taste good! It was a cold rainy day, the chef insisted to serve us Chawanmushi to keep us warm, very thoughtful chef!

Deep Fried Mantis Prawn (bottom), Ko Ebi Karaage(top)

Ko Ebi Karaage consists of deep fried baby shrimp. 


Gyoza

Gyoza is panfried minced chicken dumpling. They are served with a dipping sauce. They taste so well with the dipping sauce! 

Okonomiyaki

Japanese Pizza with seafood and assorted vegetables.

Deep Fried Mantis Prawn, Ko Ebi Karaage, Gyoza and Okonomiyaki are Zensai, which is appetizer in Japanese.

Crabmeat Cream Cheese

Deep fried flour skin wrapper with stuffed crabmeat and cream cheese.
This is one of my favorite! I like how the crabmeat with cream cheese melt in my mouth with the combination of the crispy flour skin wrapper!

Soft Shell Crab Karaage

It consists of deep fried soft shell crab with assorted vegetables.
Soft shell crab is one of the must-not-miss-out list when you dine in Japanese Restaurant. It taste good with the chili powder! I like the crispiness and sweetness of the crab!


Wakatori Karaage

Crispy deep fried marinated chicken with fried egg.
The chicken is very juicy and the egg with Mayonnaise melted in my mouth is so yummy! 

Crabmeat Cream Cheese, Soft Shell Crab Karaage and Wakatori Karaage are under Age Mono, which means deep fried food in the menu.


Sake Hamaguri

Clam, or we usually call it "lala" is my all-time-favourite since I was young. Sake Hamaguri is the stir fried clam with Japanese Wine. I think the Japanese Wine plays an important role to remove the seafood raw smell which makes the clams taste sweet. How can we not love those big clams anyway?

Sake Hamaguri is under stir fried dishes, Itame Mono.

Motoyaki Scallop

Baked scallop with spicy mayo.
I am not a fans of scallop but this impressed me as it comes along with the spicy mayo!

Misoyaki

Grilled butter fish with miso sauce.
The fish is really fresh and sweet!

Motoyaki Scallop and Misoyaki are under Yakimono, pan-fried dishes.

Beef Bacon

Hotplate beef bacon with cream cheese and spring onion.
I really love these beef bacon! Again, the cream cheese wrapped with beef bacon and spring onion melted very well in my mouth. Cheese and beef lover will definitely love this!

It is under Teppanyaki.

Finally, its Maki, Nigiri or Sashimi's turn!

Sushi Moriawase

Green Dragon Roll

Deep fried prawn, cucumber, kani, avocado, mango.


Sashimi Moriawase!

How can you not scream when you see this? My eyes went bling* when the chef serve the boat! of Salmon, Tuna, Tako, Hokkigai and many more... oh yummy...

Tao Cuisine is a great choice for celebration and a place for Japanese Food lover, big eater!


Tao Cuisine and Lounge @ Autocity Juru, Penang 
Official Website : http://www.tao-cuisine.com/
Official Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/TaoAuthenticAsianCuisine
Contact : +604 501 7826
Address : 1820-f1 & 1822-f1, Jalan Perusahaan Autocity, North South Highway,
Juru Interchange, 13600, Prai, Penang.

Operating Hours (Tao Cuisine @Autocity Juru, Penang)
Lunch
(12pm-4pm)
Monday to Friday - RM53++ per pax
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday - RM56++ per pax

Dinner
Monday to Thursday (5.30pm-10.30pm) (early bird special 10% discount dine in before 6.30pm)
Friday to Sunday, Eve Of & Public Holiday (5.30pm-11.00pm)
RM56++ per pax

Children charges are according to height measurement.
Below 90cm - FREE
90cm-140cm - Half Price
140cm & above - Adult Price



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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Catching Sunrise at Penang Hill!

Jump for joy!

The last time I went to Penang Hill was back in 2011 during the holiday after SPM with secondary schoolmates to have a look plainly due to some of my friends as a Penangites never been to Penang Hill. We only stay there for an hour or two cause still nothing much over there and renovation went on at most of the parts.

I kept seeing Mel and Xuan posted on Instagram nice photos they took at Penang Hill this few months, either sunrise or at night view. So after months of annoying them, finally Xuan brought me to view and take photos of the sunrise up there!


In order to make it for sunrise, we reached there around 6am to take the first train up at 6.30am. Don't miss the first train up or you will miss the beautiful sunrise. 


Once we reached the top, quickly find a spot and start setting up our camera and tripod to snap! *Don't forget to bring your tripod along for long shutter if you have one, cause it's really useful! You will know why later for another reason too!:P* It's part of the Pearl of the Orient before the sky starts to turn bright and the sunrise! Can you spot the Penang Bridge? :D


#1 Cotton Candy Sky


#2 Orangey Sky


#3 the egg yolk starts to come out!


#4 It's getting higher, higher, higher off the ground!


#5 the sun goes up, the stars come down~


#6 Like a Spotlight

and I wonder if I ever crossed your mind?
It's time to make used of your tripod and self-timer!

Failed jumpshot of us! Its the best that I can find :/

and Hola to my potato!

Noobie in action! photo credits to my potato!

clear blue sky early in the morning!

moved on to the next spot and photoshoot with spider! Hi huge spider!

yours truly and Potato!

a very ada feel photo of me taken by my potato! #patternbanyak

Where are you when I need you most? There is always a empty space beside me. *emo*

Another place to shoot for my profile picture on facebook!

pretty potato! imissher :(

and a cute candid shot! :D

selfie! :D

Another spot for good photos later on! For couples to place their love locks. Since we are single, so we only snap photos la. #foreveralone

my potato sho pretty

wore a hoodies cause I was afraid that it will be cold up there but I was wrong! It was so hot after the sun comes out!

candid shot of me viewing the photo I took previously! a real candid kayyy, not pattern :P

facepalm for you!

Walked a little bit more and found another spot for great photos!

retarded face

skinny, petite potato

this friendship photos of us!

potato looking excited!

and I end this post with the photo of our breakfast that day! Egg Benedicts and Soya Beens at Roti Bean Cafe, Chulia Street!

It's been so long since I wake up before sunrise. Woke up at 5am just to see the egg yolk and take lots of nice photos, definitely worth it. :)
Don't forget to estimate your time you gonna be up there and put some parking coupons. We got saman cause we completely forgot about the parking coupons and never expect to stay that late up there!