Last week was the best days of my life. Yes, far out the awesome of the awesome and I still feel the sore from it. LOL
For those who don’t get it, last week was the CRAZIEST AWESOME ROCKTOBER FEST BORNEO first ever being held in my hometown Miri. I did write about it few months ago remember? (Cuba scroll balik my blogpost) HAHA
Two days jam packed with great music,local and international acts; sharing the stage, it was surreal to see your favourite bands getting it on and you’re standing there gawking,dancing and singing along with them. It was so surreal.
The line-ups for the first edition of this festival were all bringing down the house or should I say brought down the Parkcity Everly Hotel? The idea of having rockfest by the beach was genius,minus the sandflies lah except I wasn’t bitten by them at all HAHA. The sea breeze, salty air and the most beautiful sunset was just the icing on the cake for this 2-days fest.
I won’t be telling you all about the performances because it will take me ages to tell you the goings-on during the rock fest. but I just want to let you know that I wont be moving on till the next edition of Rocktober Fest.
I did took some photos from the fest but it will be much better if you take a peek from
A big kudos for Northeastern Group and all the great people behind Rocktober fest for pulling this all together and making it all happen. There will be more room for improvements but I am sure they are already at it for the next fest.
I am truly sorry if my writings are all rambling. I am still in the phase where i can’t move on. SO don’t mind me, okay.
Oh well, hello readers! Welcome back to read all my random adventures and ramblings!
Me & the Sarawak Bloggers were invited for Pizzart by Anchor Food Professionals at Chillax Café & Bistro, Miri. For the record, Chillax Café is one of the best hangout place in Miri. 😉
What is that? It’s simple, PIZZA meets ART. Artisanal pizzas that were conceptualised and created by Anchor Food & Professionals’ Hot Cooking Chefs (ermm define HOT🤔😙) as a way to help their partners create more excitement & variety in what they offer to their customers.
Chillax is one of AFP ( Anchor Food Professionals) partners and as well as that they have the facilities (pizza oven is a must) and kitchen crew with advanced culinary skills.
Participating Chefs & assistants were trained in the ways of a skilled PIZZAIOLO ( a person who specialised in making pizza) by AFP in preparation for the launching of the campaign. They (chefs & assistants) were taught special skills to create unusual pizzas.
Only the finest of the finest ingredients were used to create scrumptious pizzas such as Anchor Mozzarella Shredded Cheese, Anchor Unsalted Butter, Anchor Colby Cheese, Anchor Cheddar Cheese and Mainland Edam Cheese (all products are certified HALAL) 🍕
Enough of that, let me share with you 3 out of 5 pizzas that were given to us to taste. 😙
Okay.. why Lil’ Quack? Because its actually with Smoked Duck inside the pizza muffin. On a daily basis, I don’t eat duck that much,but then surprisingly, this lil guy don’t give much hint about duck taste which is really confusing yet yummy. Though its a lil wee bit salty for me,but then..for duck lovers,this is a treat for you!
Price: RM 12.90
As simple as its name,this pot pie is bursting with flavours! The Pizza Pie Crust is beyond perfection for me. With the saltiness from the Cheese & Buttery sensation to it,every bite is heavenly! I love pies and meat so yeah, this is the best pot pie I have ever tasted. Mind you,this pie can be shared maybe with 2 or 3 person as the portion is quite big for 1 person to eat alone; now you have a reason to bring people to eat together with you.
Sounds Indian but its not. This dish is a traditional Georgian- just a simple cheese-filled bread with egg. Best eaten while its hot and you know what is the best beverage to pair with this dish? Starbucks Sumatra Coffee. Or Red Wine 😉 . Cheese loaded with egg,somewhat tasted like Poached Egg with Cheese sans the bread lah. It is suitable for Vegetarian (that still can consume eggs) or anyone that don’t want to consume any meat on that particular day.
There are actually 5 Pizza Masterpiece but then 3 were being put in the menu for the moment and available till November 2017.
Generally, Malaysians do love eating pizza- mainly because its a filling comfort food. With these kinds of creations, consumers will experience new level of excitement consuming gourmet pizza.
By doing this, AFP is paving a way to their partners to create varieties of what they can offer to their customers.
Artisanal pizzas will be available at:
The Chubs Grill (Sabah)
Mad Ben Cafe (Sabah)
Chillax Cafe & Bistro ( Miri)
Coup De Grill ( Bintulu)
Bistecca & Bistro ( Sibu)
Movida ( Branches in KL, Negeri Sembilan,Melaka & Johor)
U Pizzeria ( Klang Valley & Perak)
US Pizza ( Penang)
Lunarich ( Penang)
Ejohng Concept ( Johor)
About Anchor Food Professional
They recently rebrand to reflects the way foodservice team are doing business,acting as true consultants,working behind the scenes to deliver new tastes/products for chefs,bakers,caterers,hotels; any F&B related services that are using AFP products.
The team are very involved with their partners in all aspects of operations and business- from front of house presentation; pricing & promotion, enhancing yield & taste and delivering new menu options. By working closer with their customers’ businesses, Anchor Food Professionals is using this knowledge and research to optimizing dairy ingredients by using Fonterra’s world leading R&D to meet the specific needs of chefs,bakers & restaurant owners.
Oh well,thats about it. I won’t be writing long, you guys need to head down to Chillax to taste them yourself.
Thank you so much for AFP for inviting us for the beautiful event & to Chillax Cafe & Bistro for hosting this review session and giving us a wonderful service. SANGAT SUKA! MUCH LIKE!
Where is Chillax Cafe & Bistro?
Lot 2085, Ground Floor, Jalan MS 1/1 Marina Square, Marina Parkcity 98000 Miri
Still can’t get over the food spread I had last Saturday at Parkcity Everly Hotel,Miri.
I love good food, I enjoyed eating and was given chance to take a bite (and MORE) was just truly awesome.
Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri (PCEHM) has been on hiatus for buffet spread for so long. I remembered when our school had hi-tea there for school prefects and the spread was awesome; and now,they are making a comeback for guests & locals.
I don’t know why I automatically went to the dessert area but hey,they do made my mouth water. From cakes to tarts, surprisingly all are in moderate sugar content (lol gotta watch your calories & sugar intakes guys). My favourites were Chocolate pudding bread & Lemon cheesecake.
Tossed & Baked
Let’s talk about Salad. Previously I always said that Salad is Rabbit’s foot until I’ve had PCEH’s POTATO SALAD. They served the best POTATO SALAD (after me lah) I can actually eat the whole thing if allowed. 😂😅. So let me know MIRIANS,if there is any restaurant that serve potato salad much better than PCEH. Let me review them.😂
There are so many to choose from as you can see in the picture I posted. Let’s call it the usual lah. The normal salad that you’ve eaten. Actually the highlight from that bar was the BAKED WHOLE SALMON, I couldn’t resist to try it because I love salmon. It was cooked to perfection and I wish I brought sago together with me. (Typical Melanau🙄)
From Thailand to Indian and local cuisine, for sure intrigue guests both in-house or walk-ins.
My take on the spread that had been served; everything is awesome- from food presentation to the food taste itself. Kudos for the team that have been working hard to give the best for their guests.
☝🏻 all you need to know about the weekend buffet dinner. Menus are on rotation basis,so it’s not going to be the same each week.
Bring your loved ones, go belanja your colleauge, have a buffet party on your own,make PCEH staffs busy😆.
Wait what? Its like mid August already? Where did January go? And next month is my BIRTHDAY MONTH! (Yeay)
Enough with blabbing about how fast the time flies,let me share with you another big music festival that got everyone all HYPE up. (After Borneo Jazz festival,of course)
ROCKTOBER FEST. Sounds familiar? It’s all in the social media already; first large scale open music festival mainly highlighting the rock music scene in Malaysia/neighbouring country.
In my opinion, Miri music scene has been around for god knows decades but then the exposure is so little that you can only view and enjoy some gigs in pubs,lounge or whenever there is battle of the bands being organised. Other than that…nope.
Mirians love for music is beyond words. You can see local bands having their gigs around town/weddings/small to large events.
I guess when OAG came for their anniversary tour at Alice in Borneoland last March (wait what?) 😅 sidenote: that gig,I met my current boyfriend which I ignored until we go steady during Nice Stupid Playground & Kyoto Protocol gig😝- Thanks Alice! – The gig did made a huge impact on the locals to crave more and more for their favourite bands to come in and I guess they deciced that “why don’t WE get these all time favourite bands to have their show in MIRI?” (Probably lah I agak2 jer these organisers punya conversation)
WHO WILL BE PLAYING?
Huge list I tell you. And I am actually excited to tell you all about the bands but I just highlight few so I won’t bore you 🙈
As you can see they already updated the bandlist which includes:- DRUMMMMROLLLL (budddmmtss)
Everyone adores them. Starting as indie band to mainstream,this band won many hearts by their music. What’s more is the group vocalist is our very own Mirian, Noh Salleh (fangirl scream,not me) is going to perform in his hometown. From ‘Pagi yang gelap’ to current both solo and group album,these boys won’t let you down with their energy to get you dancing and singing to their beat!
Remember their award winning song, ‘Itu Kamu‘ and a duet song, ‘Hancur Aku‘ with Fazura? Yep,they are also on the list to perform this coming October. With mix of Malay & English songs,for sure will hype up the crowd with their energetic performance. Now who’s excited?
3. Kyoto Protocol
Their new single ‘KL I sayang you‘ is a song that you need to listen to because of reasons😆. They performed their first gig in Miri at Alice in Borneoland last May together with Nice Stupid Playground. This will be their second time around and I am sure they are excited to be back again.
4. Kugiran Masdo
Have you heard about them? Formed in 2015,they will bring the 60’s feel with slightly tweak of modern touch in their music. With the influence of Artic Monkeys & The Changcuters, I know you guys gonna be hype up! They just dropped 1 single titled Bunga on iTunes, Spotify & Joox.
5. Nice Stupid Playground
This band been around for many years back, I gues I was in primary 4 or 5 maybe. With the hits like Stereo Girl and bedroom window, for sure my boyfriend will scream like a fangirl because when they came to Alice in Borneoland last May, he’s beaming glowing gawking at his favourite band playing. ( love you sayang) hahahahha
6. Oh Chentaku
With a mixture of rock tunes with punk, pop and electro influences. This band will give you alot of energy with their performance. Formed in 2007,they are getting more and more eclectic with their music
MORE ABOUT ROCKTOBERFEST
There are approximately more than 20 line ups for 2 days event; you will be served with various genres and also local acts will be performing as well. I am super stoked to see the local acts joining forces with big names in the MUSIC.
Make sure to use appropriate attire because this will be an full outdoor events so be ready for mosh pits and keep hydrated all the time.
This time this BIG SCALE music fest will be held in MIRI,SARAWAK so might as well MIRIANS show your endless support by getting your tickets and join in the fun!
For anyone that is outside of Miri, now its your hightime to pay us a visit! Give us chance lah to enjoy all the big names in the industry which we rarely meet. Haha! If you are in Peninsular, its 2 hours flight, if you are in Sabah, it takes 6-8 hour drive provided you have your passport because you have to go thru Brunei border. There is no reason for you to say “MIRI IS FARAWAY” because there are so many means and way to visit Miri.
The 2-days event will be held at BEACHFRONT PARKCITY EVERLY HOTEL MIRI, would you believe it? ROCKFEST by the beach? Two coolest thing ever! Make sure to have insect repellant ready lah ahahha.
6th-7th October 2017,mark your calenders already,apply your leave and plan your journey.
The event starts at 12:00 pm onwards so plan your day wisely.
Hey! This a new blogpost, I just don’t know why I deleted the draft just now.
😑 the downside of phone blogging
Oh well, lets write another one!
Let’s talk about my hair.
Lovely,right? Heheh let me tell you a story on how I get my hair sunkissed cantik beautiful.
Ivan, was looking for a hair talent,and me shamelessly offered myself to be hair-tortured.
I was slightly late for the appoinment (thank you for waiting,Ivan) and sat on the chair and let Ivan do his thing.
After getting rid of my split ends,my hair having quick wash to remove dirt & oil from my hair.
After drying,come the BLEACHING session. Getting rid of the black pigment from my hair is a bit tricky because my hair is stubborn just like me. So my hair turned orangey colour instead. Sobs.
I used to bleach my hair using drugstore product without knowing what is actually in the product. My hair previously brittle and damaged and my hair fall was the worst!
Joico products has been so kind to my hair. After bleaching, I went for a really thoroughly hair washing to wash away the bleach.
Restoring back the nutritions back to my hair is crucial for the next step which was colours.
Applying colors is a very tough job,trust me I know. Its not like put here put there than voila! Nope,each strands of hair were being applied with different techniques ( i dont cant remember what was the techniques)
So, I sat for another 40mins + 25 mins more until the colours are all set.
When all is done, I cant feel my butt because sitting for 6-7 hours,but then the results was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
By the time we were done its like 6:30 in the evening so we cant take photos under natural light and indoor lights wont do any justice either.
I would like to thank Azores HairWork Taman Tunku,for the great hospitality while me having 7 hours session. 😂, Ivan for being so thoughtful and very kind to me and most of all Joico Malaysia for giving me opportunity to try the products. Sangat suka! More collaboration in the future please☺️☺️☺️😌.
So let me show you my royal camwhoreness.
Hahah cantik kannnn?? **Above are the brief details of the flows of my colouring session, and now here is the very precise details on products used & products names. 👇🏾👇🏾
1. the colour I’m using?
Joico lumishine colour
lumishine=COLOR SO BRILLIANT, IT INSTANTLY RESTRENGTHENS HAIR WITH UP TO TWICE THE SHINE.
NEW Joico LumiShine transforms hair from the inside out with breakthrough ArgiPlex Technology, delivering astonishing shine, color longevity, and overall healthier hair—guaranteed!
Hair with up to twice the shine
100% replenished and restrengthened hair
Nourishing protection that seals in moisture, softness and shine for up to 30 full shampoos
IT’S EASY! Three simple steps to brilliant color—consultation, formulation, and application.
A full spectrum of perfectly balanced, intermixable pre-blended shades allows you to deliver straight-from-the-tube (or bottle) color perfection—every single time.
IT SMELLS AMAZING! LumiShine is formulated with Joico’s exclusive Gentle Fresh Fragrance technology, a patented combination of molecules that helps neutralize airborne ammonia and envelopes your color service in fresh, soothing notes of bergamot, iris, and sandalwood. Client comfort is off the charts
2.steps to achieve the look
-prelighten your hair with joico verolight which Contains K-PAK Keratin and moisturizing
Sorbitol Crystals for optimal protection to do ombre with joico paint board and angled paint brush
-using lumishine extra ash to achieve the final look
3.rinse with joico colour endure shampoo,follow up with joico intensive treatment curticle sealer which:
Step 2 – K-Pak Cuticle Sealer (5 minutes)
Smoothes and tightens the cuticle, locks in curls and color, and reduces pH swelling torestore hair back to its natural state of pH level 4.5 to 5.5. Cuticle is locked down and sealed, while diminishing raised or swelled cuticles.
Step 3 – K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstruction
K-Pak’s original Reconstructor is the ultimate choice for true hair reconstruction. By rebuilding the hair’s structure from the inside out, K-Pak re-energizes stressed, damaged, and chemically treated hair, bringing it back to its natural state. K-Pak Reconstructor contains more Quadramine Complex than any other products in the Joico family.
step 4: k-pak luster lock
luster lock-our instant shine and repair miracle for color-treated hair that unlocks the secret to out-of-this-world vibrancy, while providing deep repair, illuminating shine, and the kind of super slip that gives your brush serious glide power. With a single use, prepare yourself for #lustworthylocks.
Perfect choice for: All color-treated hair–from blondes to brunettes, lowlights to highlights.
The inside secret: QuadraBond Peptide Complex—stocked with deeply nourishing Manketti Oil and Argan Oils–repairs and seals hair’s outer protective layer to lock in color vibrancy. Silk, soy, and seaweed extract lend a unique “slip” to prevent damage during styling.
There you go! Simple yet giving the results needed for #lustworthylocks of mine.
Price for the whole process:
Experience in using Joico procducts? PRICELESS💕
Drop by Azores Hair Work at Taman Tunku,
Lot 11168,Block 5 Taman Jelita off Taman Tunku Commercial Centre,98000 Miri Sarawak.
The tragic news are flooding all over my social media page about the lead singer and musician of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington.
Lately we have been reading alot of suicidal tragedy. Let it be famous artiste,everyday people..you name it. Here’s a newsflash for you readers..DEPRESSION IS FUCKIN REAL.
I remembered when I am in such depression,anxiety and paranoia. I never talk about it to anyone. Suicidal thoughts haunting me and it keeps on coming in my mind.
You see,these thoughts are very very dangerous. You feel so isolated although you are with your friends,family..you feel unwanted although you ARE wanted. You start to withdraw yourself. Immersing in pool of anxiety,sadness and inferior complex.
Growing up, listening to Linkin Park’s songs, I really can relate to all of the lyrics written throughout the years. Trust me,the lyrics are the reflection of the lyricist. They day-to-day feelings about life they lived.
I know some of you have gone through deep sadness,mental issues and DEPRESSION. You are not alone. Please seek help,please talk,please.
Regardless of your beliefs,pray. Find peace in you. Never ever resort to any negative things. Although a ciggie or two can help at times 😌.
Mental illness is not a child play. Its high time for everyone to know that death is inevitable.
“I wanna feel, I wanna heal what I thought was never real, I wanna let go of the pain I’ve felt so long (Erase all the pain till it’s gone) I wanna find something I’ve wanted all along.. Somewhere I belong”
Currently laying down,reading whatsapp from various groups and thinking should I eat or should I just shut my mouth.
I left my office job for mere 7-8 months now. If you ask me if I’m missing 9-5 job,part of me will say yes..part of me will say no.
I am a person of skills. I picked up skills as I do my daily task. For example, I never had a formal training on photography,yet I learnt alot from my photographer friends,practicing and reading.
I dropped out of my college because I got pregnant. Well,before this I think it was the biggest mistake but then now,everything that has happened has its own blessing in disguise.
For me, I have no problem on catching up. I’m a fast learner ( I guess LOL)😅 Maybe thats my talent kot. Sadly,those talents of mine are mostly not on papers. For example,I was told that I am good (i don’t think so) in sales & marketing & customers service. But I got no papers to show it to my potential employers.
” I have few set of skills yet I don’t have the paper” 😂.
Jadi, apa yang saya ingin sampaikan sekarang ni is, sometimes kena ada scroll,sijil,certificates whatsoever baru dapat cari makan. Hahhahahah.
I am currently menangguh my Degree sebab tak larat and all. I hope when I am ready and I am larat to go back to school, I can study in peace.
Anyhoo, I am grateful for the job I have now if not I got no money to pay my bills and car. LOL No lah, this job of mine really pushed me to the limits of how far can I go, how skilled I am dealing with human beings, how elastic my heart can be. I just wondered for how long I can bertahan in this industry.
So readers, thank you for reading my tonight’s rant.
You guys rock! (If only I ada readers lah)
In my own room. After finishing my 8 hours shift, I showered,cooked sunny side egg and get dressed. Ate my supper under 5 mins because I was super hungry.
Its a total pleasure to have my own time( sebab anak dah tido) and time for me to chill after a days work. I’m sure you wonder what I do for a living; I’m a Barista. Yep,you read it right. Been jumping career since God knows how many time. And I settled being a barista(hope so will last).
I rasa some of you been wondering how can I manage between work,parenting and life. I do get alot of support from my siblings (they are my pillars),being the last one makes me a bit manja so emmm yeah. They do helped me taking care of my daughter (some of you might not know, I’m a SINGLE parent). My job requires me to work in shift hours so I NEED to play around with my time so that I can spend time with Mia (my daughter), Agus ( my better half, ehem) lol and my siblings and friends. (Yes I do have life outside of work)
My job can be tiring as hell but then I love what I do although sometimes I question myself why did I choose the “Barista Life” HAHAHA. But then,in the end I feel somewhat content that actually my job is fulfilling and I served my community well one cup at a time LOL.
On the other note,being mommy to a 7 year old girl memang sangat interesting. She questions everything,the WHY,the HOW,you name it. Sometimes I’m out of answers to answer her. Its hard to go to work at times because she will buat perangai(sulking ALOT) but then I have to explain to her why mommy has to go to work. A 7 year old might not understand my explaination but then she knows I will be home no matter what time I finish my shift.
I do miss alot of life events prior to my job but then, that is life..
When I think about it, I wanted to be a SAHM because I want to be there for her but then I can’t, I need to keep the ball rolling.
Oh well, ain’t no rest for the wicked until our eyes is closed for good.
Hey hey! Selamat berpuasa to all my muslim readers!
Yesterday night, Sarawak Bloggers once again been invited by Pullman Miri Waterfront for Ramadhan Client Appreciation night. And the best thing issss I get to bring “plus one” along so I brought Mia with me. Thank you Pullman Miri! Sayang sangat!
Pullman Miri CSR Project
In conjunction with this coming Ramadhan month, Pullman Miri together with Interhill Group hosted a Pre- Ramadhan Dinner for the kids of Kompleks Kebajikan Hamidah Yakup and their caretakers.
This is the hotel’s first CSR project since they began their operation on April 2016.
Mr Jayson’s welcoming speech last night was simple yet very meaningful. He’s saying that the Pre-Ramadhan dinner is part of their CSR commitment in giving back and reaching out as much as possible for community. He hoped that it can be a great example for our children by showing the spirit of unity and respect towards the festive season celebrated by Muslim.
We are proud to be able to showcase our unique culture here in Sarawak,where everyone celebrates all festivals together in harmony. I believe that most of us here would agree with me that there is no greater pleasure than being able to share our cultures and celebrations despite our background differences.
Mr Jayson Chong- hotel manager
Celebrating the Orphans
This year Pullman Miri invited the children of Kompleks Kebajikan Hamidah Yakup and their caretakers as their special guests for the night. Seeing these little young people makes me thinking that this world is still full of good people,trying their best to reach out for the unfortunate. They enjoyed the night and had a very good meal.
Food Glorious Food
Who doesn’t love food? I mean this year Pullman Miri have varieties of Ramadhan delicacies to be offer to the guests. ( I’m still “meliur” thinking about food last night)
From local delicacies to international dishes, my take on this year’s spread is AWESOME (still meliur)
Let me show you some of the food served last night. Not much because I was hungry and can’t wait to eat hahah!
The Ramadhan spread this year consists of 98 dishes (WOW), and guests can enjoy them starting this 27th May which is tomorrow evening (berbuka puasa time). The menus will be on rotation so it wont be same dishes errday everyday y’all.
The Ramadhan Buffet is RM98nett for adult, half price for kids from 6-12 years old. The buffet starts from 6:30 pm (breaking fast) until 10pm.
DO THEY HAVE GAWAI FESTIVE BUFFET?
Yes! They do!
Since Gawai will be in the month of Ramadhan, Pullman Miri also having their Gawai Food spread starting from 1st June-2nd June.
I think thats about it, I would like to thank Pullman Miri again for inviting us Sarawak bloggers and I am very sure that this Ramadhan will bring joy and happiness to the business.