October 12, 2018

The honorary honor 8X

honor Malaysia, the leading mobile device e-brand, launched its brand-new honor 8X in Malaysia. Also present during the launch event were official honor Malaysia brand ambassador, famous homebred singer-songwriter and rapper, SonaOne, alongside popular local TV personality Zizan Razak, the official ambassador for honor 8X.

Living up to the spirit of its tagline “Beyond Limits”, honor 8X offers users a device that provides an unrivalled technology and a supreme lifestyle companionship experience at only RM949! Yes, you read that right. Super reasonable and affordable. Wait til you see the specs.

“We had a great year in 2018, and we would like to end the year on a positive note with the honor 8X,” said George Zhao Zhiwei, Head of honor Malaysia. 



More Screen Space, Better View
For the first time ever, the honor 8X comes with a seamless HD FullView screen, with advanced chip-on-film (COF) technology and special antenna design. With only 4.25 mm of the bottom border size, the honor 8X simply provides more screen space for the user to enjoy every bit of graphic that is projected from the device. The 91% screen-to-body-ratio means that every bit of the screen is utilized to ensure the user could get a larger view even though the size of the phone body remains the same. 

With a nearly borderless design, the 6.5-inch device shows visuals in a 1080P High Definition display, offering an enhanced video quality in a cinema-like experience. The device covers 85% of the NTSC colour gamut and supports a split screen mode, with a Unique Eye Comfort Mode Certified by TÜV Rheinland – which equals to a larger screen that reduces eye fatigue!


A Powerful Performance
The honor 8X comes with a chipset that might sound familiar to everyone – the Kirin 710, which is a 64-bit octa-core mid-range performance mobile chipset. It is complemented with a 12nm Cortex-A73 generation-based SoC and a Mali G51 GPU that offers a 130% increase in GPU performance and 75% increase to the CPU single-core performance.   

Following in the footsteps of previous honor models, the honor 8X also comes with the spectacular GPU Turbo. The graphics-enhancing technology, which was previously only available on honor flagship devices, along with EMUI 8.2 system, will ensure better graphic-processing technology and less power consumption for your device, if the 3750mAh enhanced battery life was not already enough for you.

Great photography quality
The new honor 8X is equipped with not only a dual-lens, 20M + 2M, F/1.8 aperture rear camera, but also a modern AI Camera Technology which recognizes 22 different categories and 500 scenarios in real-time, then optimizes camera settings and enhances photo quality based on what you are shooting. 

Furthermore, the honor 8X also features the 3D portrait lighting technology that allows users to further beautify photos that already has an accurate ‘bokeh’ effect from the 3D portrait lighting technology. Combined with the 16MP front camera that has an enhanced-ISO with 4 Cell fusion technology and multi-frame image processing, the new device will promise users for covering every aspect of photography.

With such spectacular specs and such a reasonable price, I couldn't afford to miss this good deal. I am getting one myself and will let you know if it is as good as it says to be hehe.

Wanna get one yourself? Head on to MyTown Cheras this 13th-14th October 2018 wherein every purchase will receive free gifts worth almost RM500. And if you're not from KL, you can also head to the roadshow at Prangin Mall, Penang and Sutera Mall, Johor Bahru.

Comes in blue or black.

For more information on the new honor 8X, its promotions and other innovative gadgets, please visit honor’s official e-commerce website and information portal at , or drop by or drop by their official shop on Shopee at https://shopee.com.my/honor.os, or follow their official Facebook page at  for more exciting updates.

Domino’s Pizza & Pepsi Black Rewards Customers with Prizes Totalling RM130,000

Enjoying your favorite Domino’s pizzas paired with a zero-calorie Pepsi Black has never been more rewarding. Domino’s Pizza is teaming up with its long-standing beverage partner, Etika for an exciting new contest for pizza lovers to stand a chance to win prizes worth more than RM130,000!  

Staying true to its promise of enhancing customer experience, Domino’s Pizza launched Everyone’s A Winner contest, set to honor true blue pizza lovers with amazing prizes to take home. The main prize is a brand new, Honda City worth RM80,000!! There are a total of prizes worth up to RM130,000 that are up for grabs. Among the prizes are three Samsung Galaxy S9, 10 Logitech G560 Gaming Speakers, 20 Samsung Gear VR with Controller, 50 vouchers for 1 year worth of Domino’s large pizzas and unlimited Free Breadstix /Cinnastix with minimum purchase which are valid for 2 weeks. The contest will kicked off on October 8 until November 4, 2018 and with every purchase of the Domino’s Bold Combos, customers will be eligible to participate in the contest.

Participation for the contest is simple. Upon purchase of any pizza with Pepsi Black 1.5L customers are eligible to enter. Customers would then need to play a game of ‘Count the hidden Pepsi Black and Pizzas’ and submit their most creative slogan along with entry to the contest at www.dominos.com.my/EveryoneIsAWinner. Customers with the highest accumulated points during the contest period will win a Honda City!! On top of that, for every purchase of any pizza paired with a bottle of 1.5L Pepsi Black, customers will collect 1 point with every RM1, whereas with every purchase of 2 Pizza Deals with Pepsi Black 1.5L or the Bold Combos, customers will be entitled for 2x points. Contest is open to all those in the Peninsular Malaysia.

To learn more about Domino’s Pizza Malaysia’s Everyone’s A Winner contest as well as other ongoing promotions, visit www.dominos.com.my/EveryoneIsAWinner.

October 11, 2018

Preweddingmoon Part 3 in Istanbul, Turkey

After all the chaotic delays in the airport, we finally reached Ataturk, airport in Istanbul from Santorini. We touched down around 12.30am and rushed to meet our driver. The same way, we have arranged with our Airbnb host for transportation so that it's easier. 

We were surprised when our driver came with an 8 seater Mercedes SUV! Then we found out, all Uber driver drives the exact same car LOL Uber here quite #atas

We finally reached our cozy place in Cemberlitas. The place we chose is a strategic location, nearby all famous and touristy spots. Our photographer flew in from Santorini so we did not have a local photographer and by staying near the touristy place that we wanted to photoshoot, it is easier to just walk as we did not have any mode of transport. I also learnt my lesson from Santorini. I thought Santorini was hilly and rocky and my mistake of not putting a spare slippers in the car. But Istanbul is even more hilly and this time around, I made sure I had my slippers on and heels in our backpack HAHA

As we only checked in around 1.30am, jet lagged, tired and the other half was falling sick, we thought we might not be able to get up at 6am the next day LOL But thanks to adrenaline, we managed to get up and I did my own hair and make up this time. We took our breakfast provided by our airbnb and met our photographer. We then walked to our first spot, the Blue Mosque-which was not blue hahaha


We did not enter into the mosque and just took pictures outside because firstly, I was not appropriately dressed and secondly the queue was long.

Behind the scenes hehe #testshot

We then went to Topkapi and luckily we were still a bit early and didn't have to queue much. But when we went out, the queue was superr long! So, we took most shots inside the compound. A bit shy also coz it was a touristy place and mostly crowded and people were staring at us hahaha

After that, we were tired and wrapped our photoshoot with a cup of Starbucks!

 
Blueberry cheesecake yummy goodness.

Pre wedding photoshoot done and dusted yo! Like finally! 5 hours in Santorini and another 5 hours in Istanbul and we are done! I cannot walk and smile anymore LOL We are superrr pleased with our pictures and I really promise to write a post on our whole pre wedding photoshoot process and budget and it's so affordable, anyone can do it =)

Lunch at this place was so good that we decided to go back again before we flew back.

Every meal comes with bread. Bread all day err dayy...

Finally! Some sauce, spice and closer to Malaysian food. Kebab!!
We enjoyed Turkey food the most! We missed our sauces hehe

Then we walked around and went to the Grand Bazaar.


Superr big and super crowded. But erm..mostly fake goods? So we were not interested and left and walked back to our room. We were dead tired and KO-ed half of that day.

Woke up at 9.30pm and decided to go to Beyoglu, which is the other side of Istanbul more happening at night. It is like a Bukit Bintang. Took an Uber and went across the bridge to Beyoglu.

We shisha-ed

And had some Turkish tea. Cute right?
We were enjoying the live music band there but was a bit shocked that they charged us for the music! Like seriously? So we were a bit more careful thereafter.

More kebab for late dinner! Super yummy. I miss the kebabs there.

The next day, we intended to go for the Bosphorus cruise. However, we googled a lot and realised that a private Bosphorus cruise was not worth it. So we just went along with the public one which was wayyy cheaper. We reached the port but the counter was not opened yet.

So, we had brekkie first!


Curry chicken chop.


Some tomato Turkish egg recipe.


We took the shortest cruise route and it was just cruising along the Bosphorus river. Nothing much really and it was slightly drizzling also. Luckily we didn't pay a hefty sum for the private cruise otherwise we would have regretted it. The public cruise is only 12 Lira and I suggest you go with this.

Since we have visited most touristy places during the photoshoot, we decided to research what other things to do. After researching, we decided that a Turkish bath and massage is something we needed to do in Istanbul so we went for it.


We went to this Sifa Hamami which was near our hotel with quite good reviews.

This is my first time ever experiencing Hamam. And this is my 'journey' hehehe
The first step was to be in a steam room, lying on a marble platform to sweat. When this was happening, we saw a therapist bathing another guy in the next room. I saw his sarong was on, so at least there’s some decency LOL. Okay, then came my turn in a separate ladies shower. My therapist asked me to fully open my sarong LOL I thought sarong should be on. I was a bit uncomfortable but did it anyway. So I was fully naked while waiting for her to bathe me. To my surprise, she started taking off her clothes and then her bra. So erm, she was half naked and her boobs were staring at me >.<

I was like hurmm this is quite funny but just continued with it while she bathed me. She acted as if she has been going naked the 500th time that day. She scrubbed me and boy can I see all the dirt coming off like those eraser residues and then foamed me up and bathed me. I am pretty sure I only had my mom bathed me when I was younger and no one else. So, this was a bit outwardly.

Then came the aromatherapy massage. The therapist oiled me up (still naked) and started massaging me in a room. But the doors were open and it was like open air and I could hear guys talking outside and passing by (may not be peeping me lah since they probably seen so many naked people in one day LOL). I thought wahhh, this is such an open concept and probably some people may not be able to accept this openness. 

But it was an eye opening experience for me. I thought it was weird, funny and was a bit shy but overall it was quite a nice experience people scrubbing and bathing me. I knew roughly what were the procedures of a Turkish bath from google but didn’t know intimacy to this extend. I must say though this is a once in a lifetime experience and a super memorable one!

Coming out from Hamam, we were hungry for dinner. More kebab. Hahaha We could eat kebab all dayyy in Istanbul.

The next day, we had breakfast around our area. One thing great about Cemberlitas is that it was nearby everywhere; touristy spots, restaurants, train etc

Another Turkish egg recipe. More chilli flakes. We miss our chilli!

We also tried Kunefe- a cheese based dessert. Quite sweet though.

We saw vendors selling this thing which looked like bagel all around the city and wanted to try one. But ermm..no taste one.

Went into a mosque and had to cover up.

Back to Faros where we lunched on our first day. Very good food! And yes, kebab again hehehe

Gelato to end our journey in Turkey.

Turkey was definitely easier on our wallet than the other countries because we were also quite lucky we travelled when the Turkish Lira dropped. Things were much more reasonably priced than in Switzerland. Architecturally wise, there were a lot of mosques so if mosques are your thing, then Istanbul is your place haha. We actually saw a few Malaysians! We were short of time, if not, we would have definitely visited Cappadocia but that would need an additional day or two. However, we really enjoyed our food in Turkey. Til' the next time.

Well, we thought our preweddingmoon journey was over. But we sneaked in some time in Dubai and that'll be in the next post!

October 9, 2018

Naughty Nuri's Ribs Master Challenge

Want to win Naughty Nuri's signature BBQ spare ribs for ONE year?

If you have not tasted Naughty Nuri's famous Balinese style pork ribs, I suggest you better do so now. To me, after trying out many other spare ribs, this is the best I have ever eaten and have not looked for a better one ever since my first try few years back.


Now's your chance to have this delicious ribs for one whole year. The Ribs Master Challenge started on 1st September and will be until 30th November 2018. The challenge is about eating a rack of Naughty Nuri's 1995 signature BBQ pork ribs in the fastest time and beat the time on the scoreboard in that outlet for a chance to win FREE ribs for one year. At the end of the campaign, the fastest eater of each outlet will go head to head to win the grand prize.


The mechanics of this contest.

Just tell their waiter that you wish to join the contest and they will prepare the ribs for you. If you beat the leader who is top of the scoreboard in that outlet, you eat for FREE! If you get 2nd to 5th place, your ribs will be 50% off. If you mantain pole position until 30th November 2018, you will be part of the Showdown event where you will stand a chance to win FREE ribs for a year.

L-R: April, me, Sebrinah and Huai Bin
I got unexpectedly pulled to join this eating competition LMAO!
My first eating challenge of my life!! Was so nervous about it.

And then came the ribs! Approximately 800gm yo per person! I wasn't sure if I could finish this all by myself. Looks yummy and I know it tastes yummy but to be be the fastest eater...hmmm...

BEFORE. All ready to gulp it down.
That was a very nervous smile HAHA

5,4,3,2,1 START!!!
Concentrate on eating.

DURING! 
I keep hearing people cheering swallow, swallow, swallow HAHA

*Faster, faster faster*

*Don't puke don't puke don't puke*

And we have the winner, Hua Bin clocked in at 2 minutes plus. He was super fast okay!

But we have to still continue. No backing out halfway. Finish it as the clock is still ticking.
*Swallow swallow swallow*

Drink water to wash it down.

And I'm done but not the fastest time lah haha!! OMG, I ate the whole ribs by myself!!! #dietplanfail

If I can do it, I'm pretty sure you can too!! Just be wayyy faster LOL

The winner at Atria Mall so far clocked in at 1:02. Goodness!

Calling all foodies to discover the fastest eater, come join in the fun for this Ribs Master challenge and you may win FREE ribs for one whole year!!

Participating outlets are as below and open for participation from 3pm onwards daily:
Naughty Nuri's Atria
Naughty Nuri's Desa Sri Hartamas
Naughty Nuri's Subang Courtyard
Naughty Nuri's Live Centre

For more info visit their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/NNkualalumpur/