Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Coconut Shake @ Sangkaya, IOI City Mall

It was my first time trying Coconut Shake at Sangkaya and thankfully, I loved it! I loved it so much that I actually bought another cup of Coconut Shake before I left the IOI City Mall. I also visited another branch of Sangkaya to get another fix of Coconut Shake few days after this day #obsessed

Coconut Shake, Sangkaya IOI City Mal
Coconut Shake
MYR 9.30

The Coconut Shake was sweet, perfect for my liking. It was also coconut-y, if that makes sense to you. I can taste the coconut bits in my every sip. So good! So much happiness in every sip <3 The only thing that quite a letdown (just a tiny bit) was they used a little bit too much ice. Other that, it was perfect.

I don't know how long Coconut Shake has been included in Sangkaya's menu but I hope it will stay in the menu in the future #fingerscrossed And, I hope Sangkaya business will thrive, onwards and upwards because this girl will need her dose of something Sangkaya once in a while from now on :)

Saturday, July 27, 2019

My Songs of July 2019

Hello everyone!

It's been a while since I last posted anything under My Songs of the Month. I decided to take a break during Ramadan which means I was supposed to skip May only but I accidentally skipped June as well because I was too occupied with other stuff. As such, I didn't really remember what happened in May and June and what songs that I listened to during those two months.

Anyway, moving on to July. July was all about me feeling giddy due to attending Sweet Sorrow concert (I can't wait to unleash Farah, The Fangirl, lol!); and me feeling terribly anxious as I'm still unemployed after two months. I hope I'll get to hear a good news soon. Please pray for me so that I will no longer be an unemployed bum.

Thank you!

SBSB (스바스바) or Sweet Sorrow X The Barberettes (스윗소로우X바버렛츠) - I Love You (너를 사랑)

I love their rendition so much that it hurts! <3 Keep telling my sister that this song and another song by Sweet Sorrow which is also called I Love You would be my wedding songs if I were to get married. Hahahahahaha. I mean, I don't even want to get married in this lifetime but I really love both songs to pieces. It's unfortunate that they didn't sing this song during their recent concerts but it is what it is.

10cm - However (그러나)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Boba Brown Sugar Milk Tea @ Secret Recipe, Jenjarom

I have no idea how boba craze started in Malaysia. As far as I remember, I suddenly started to see a surge of posts regarding boba on social media earlier this year. At first, I was like, "Boba? What boba?" I mean, we don't even call boba, boba before this. We called them bubble tea or pearl tea. Remember?

Anyway, I have yet to try all things boba that are currently available in market. Mainly because all the outlets are quite far from my house and I don't have enough funds. #iamunemployedremember? Also, because I'm not adventurous enough to try new things. 

Boba Brown Sugar Milk Tea @ Secret Recipe, Jenjarom
Boba Brown Sugar Milk Tea - Large & Take Away
MYR 8.50

However, my sister and I recently went to the Secret Recipe in Jenjarom to try their new Boba Series. Well, it was all because of my sister. She's kinda obsessed with Secret Recipe. lol. My sister ordered Boba Caramel Milk Tea (large & take away - MYR 8.50) while I ordered Boba Brown Sugar Milk Tea.


Won't comment on Boba Caramel Milk Tea because I didn't taste it but the Boba Brown Sugar Milk Tea was just an okay. It wasn't as sweet as I expected. The bubbles were quite chewy so it'll be a hit and miss for some people. I personally found the bubbles okay. Though I found the Boba Brown Sugar Milk Tea quite okay, I probably won't buy it again unless I'm in dire of something sweet #cukupsekali

Having said that, both of my younger sisters kept saying that the drinks were delicious. One of them kept saying, "dua-dua sedap", while the other one kept saying, "air teh dia sedap gila! agak-agak boleh ke nak beli air dia je tak nak bubble?" So, there's that. 

Monday, July 22, 2019

My 2019 South Korea Trip in Pictures

In case you missed the train, I just got back from South Korea last week. It was such a last minute trip that I didn't have time to properly plan my itinerary for the whole stay. My main purpose of the trip was to attend Sweet Sorrow concerts and I did just that, and then some. Didn't get to go to few places that I really want to go, namely Seoullo 7017, and Hangang Park but I think I'm okay with it. After all, I managed to visit few places that were not on my list. You win some, you lose some, no?

So, here's my 2019 South Korea trip in pictures. Decided to uploaded the ones that I took using Huji app because I love the aesthetic. Too bad that I forgot to use the app at some places, so this post will be kinda incomplete. It is what it is eh?

July 10, 2019


July 10, 2019
Ready to take off!




July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019
Up in the air!

The Halal Guys, Hongdae
Lunch at The Halal Guys, Hongdae

Hongdae Shopping Street
Hongdae Shopping Street; a street that I walked every day when I was there.

스윗소로우 콘서트 <인사>
2019 스윗소로우 콘서트 <인사> - Day 1




July 12, 2019

Hongdae Pedestrian Friendly Street
Hongdae Pedestrian Friendly Street; the street where the street performances take place. 

Gyeongui Line Book Forest
Gyeongui Line Book Forest

Gyeongui Line Forest Park
Gyeongui Line Forest Park

Mural Alleyway, Yeonnam-dong
Mural Alleyway, Yeonnam-dong

Spoonz Flagship Store
Spoonz Flagship Store at Garosu-gil

Ikan Bakar Dongdaemun
Lunch at the Jeonju Jib, Dongdaemun

Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Dongdaemun Design Plaza

2019 스윗소로우 콘서트 인사 - Day 2
2019 스윗소로우 콘서트 <인사> - Day 2




July 13, 2019


Halal Kitchen, Samcheong-dong
Lunch at Halal Kitchen, Samcheong-dong

2019 스윗소로우 콘서트 인사 - Day 3
2019 스윗소로우 콘서트 <인사> - Day 3

Brown Sugar Milk Tea at Hoicha
Brown Sugar Milk Tea at Hoicha, Hongdae




July 14, 2019

2019 스윗소로우 콘서트 인사 - Day 4
2019 스윗소로우 콘서트 <인사> - Day 4

July 15, 2019

I spent the whole day at Everland. Didn't took pictures using Huji app because it did not cross my mind at all.

July 16, 2019

SMTOWN @coexartium
SMTOWN @coexartium

Starfield Library @ COEX Mall
Starfield Library @ COEX Mall

Arc N Book Book Store
Arc N Book Book Store

Myeongdong
Myeongdong

Seoul Central Mosque, Itaewon
Seoul Central Mosque, Itaewon

EID - 이드 Halal Korean Food, Itaewon (이태원)
Early dinner at EID - 이드 Halal Korean Food, Itaewon 

Manis Kitchen, Itaewon
Snack time at Manis Kitchen, Itaewon

Yeongdeungpo Underground Shopping Mall
Yeongdeungpo Underground Shopping Mall

Brown Sugar Creme Brulee Deerioca Milk, The Alley Korea
Brown Sugar Creme Brulee Deerioca Milk at The Alley, Hongdae (I might get the name wrong though)




July 17, 2019

Burger Lab by Lotteria
Late lunch at Burger Lab by Lotteria

VR Experience at Incheon International Airport, Terminal 2
VR Experience at Incheon International Airport, Terminal 2

Incheon International Airport, Terminal 2
Incheon International Airport, Terminal 2

Korea Traditional Culture Experience Center
Korea Traditional Culture Experience Center

Korean Air
See you again, South Korea!

-END-

Friday, July 19, 2019

Nippon Sushi, Bandar Baru Bangi

Nippon Sushi, Bandar Baru Bangi

When Nippon Sushi, Bandar Baru Bangi went viral one or two years ago, I made a mental note to pay a visit to the restaurant. After all, I'm a #hantusushi. To make my mission of visiting the restaurant easier, I promised my sister who happens to love sushi as well that I will treat her at Nippon Sushi, in order to make her drive us there #nasiborangtakdelesen #hidupkenabijak

So, off I went to the Nippon Sushi, Bandar Baru Bangi with my sister few weekends ago.

Sushi at Nippon Sushi, Bandar Baru Bangi

Tip: I would recommend you to make a reservation before coming as I heard the restaurant tend to be full almost all the time.

It was almost full house when we were there. We were lucky that we got seated right after we arrived. Too bad that the only place available at the time was the one nearest to the entrance. lol.

Anyway, we ordered various things. I was ready to fork about MYR 400 because both of my sister and I are #hantusushi but apparently, my sister's appetite was not as big as I thought. So, our bill only came up to MYR 129.53. If I were to come alone, I probably can easily spend about MYR 200 by myself? :p

Chirashi Sushi @ Nippon Sushi
Chirashi Sushi
MYR 24.40

This was my sister's. Had no idea how it tasted like but one thing that I noticed was they gave generous portion. Really worth the price tag!

Soft Shell Crab Temaki
MYR 7.08 

This was my sister's as well. Again, not sure how it tasted like because I was not even bothered to try. lol.

Kani Mentai Sushi
Kani Mentai Sushi

Again, this is my sister's. Didn't get to taste them but I believe they were good because all sushi with mentai sauce that I tried that day were so good! :D


PSA: The prices that I put here may or may not inclusive of tax. I know some of them are final price while the rest of them of are price before tax. It just I don't know which is which.

Tamago Mentai Sushi, Tamago Sushi, Lobster Salad Sushi, Inari Lobster Sushi, Tako Sushi
Tamago Mentai Sushi, Tamago Sushi, Lobster Salad Sushi, Inari Lobster Sushi, Tako Sushi
Price varies according to plate colours


Loved all these sushi especially the ones with Mentai sauce. Highly recommended! The only thing that let me down was the sushi size. I do think the sushi size here is smaller that what I used to.

Hotate Furai & Ebi Gyoza
Hotate Furai & Ebi Gyoza
MYR 8.68 & MYR 15.50 

Hotate Furai came as a nice surprise because they were so similar to what I used to have back in Guelph. So much love for them! <3 Ebi Gyoza were an okay. They were quite fulfilling though. Anyway, I loved the texture but they were a bit dried at some parts. So, there's that.

Hotate Mentaiyaki
Hotate Mentaiyaki
MYR 12.55

Hotate Mentaiyaki was my top pick of that day! They were so good that I almost cried. Please do order Hotate Metaiyaki if you're a fan of scallops and Mentai sauce <3 The only let down was there were only 3 to 4 scallops, I believe. Quite expensive if you think about the price.

Watermelon Juice & Matcha Ice Blended + Red Bean
Watermelon Juice & Matcha Ice Blended + Red Bean
MYR 8.20 & MYR 12.20

As for drinks, we ordered Watermelon Juice and Matcha Ice Blended + Red Bean respectively. Watermelon Juice was an okay, not too sweet. Manis-manis buah orang kata? As for the Matcha Ice Blended + Red Bean, my sister said it was good. I didn't try it because I do not like green tea and red bean :)

Service wise, it was quite slow? I believe it was due to the high number of customers. Had to wait for quite some time before our food and drinks got served.


Price wise, I would say standard but leaning on quite a high end? I personally found some of the prices are quite high like Watermelon Juice, Ebi Gyoza and Hotate Mentaiyaki but the rest of them are standard.

Portion and size-wise, they were a hit and miss. While they gave generous portion for Chirashi Sushi, I found the sushi size is smaller than average or smaller than what I used to. So, that's quite a let down.

Overall, it was quite a delightful experience. I probably will come again (if someone is willing to drive me, lol) to the Nippon Sushi because I love few things that they offer and I would love to try other things in their menu.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

July 13, 2019

Sweet Sorrow and I
Sweet Sorrow and I
July 13, 2019
9:04 PM

It was our first meeting after two years. So much things that I wanted to say but almost everything left unsaid. Maybe, when the right time comes, I'll let you know what exactly I felt. For now, I'll let you know that I'm grateful, truly grateful. 정말 감사해요, 오빠들.

Monday, July 08, 2019

How to Rent a WiFi Egg in Seoul, South Korea

Wow, it's been a while since I last posted about anything South Korea eh. I have tens of posts pending about my 2016 trip. Not sure when they will be up though. Hahaha. Anyway, I'm going to share about how to rent a WiFi Egg in South Korea.

Up until the day this post was posted, I've been renting a WiFi egg in Seoul, South Korea, solely in this way, every time I'm in South Korea. I'm aware there are cheaper options out there especially for Malaysians but back then, this was the most economical and convenient way for me. Mainly because I was always there for transit, not really for an actual trip.

T wifi rental by SK Telecom - WiFi Egg South Korea

There are few WiFi egg providers in South Korea but I always choose SK Telecom because they offer the cheapest price and the rental fees are almost always free. Basically you only have to pay for the data which is priced at KRW 3,300 plus 10% VAT per day. They do, however, require KRW 100,000 deposit but it'll be just a hold on your credit card.

PSA: I'll only be sharing about my experience renting a WiFi egg by SK Telecom in Seoul, South Korea. However, the process may be similar and applicable to other WiFi egg providers.


T wifi Rental by SK Telecom

This is only applicable if you have a valid credit card as they do not accept debit card.

Before your arrival in South Korea.

It's highly recommended to book the T wifi online as you'll be guaranteed to get the WiFi egg at the pick up counter. Online reservation for T wifi should be made at least 3 days prior to your arrival in South Korea.

Click here to read the deets, and click here to make a reservation.

I've seen walk in customers being denied at the counter because the customers didn't have reservations and SK Telecom only had limited number of devices available. Again, it is best to book online. Fret not, there's no charge when you book online so you should be okay shall you decide to cancel.


Once you've arrived in South Korea, particularly if you landed at Incheon International Airport (ICN)

Go to the pick up/drop off counter to pick up/drop off the WiFi egg. If you see people lining up, please do not forget to take the number ticket. The number ticket can be acquired through the machine located at the end of counter. Otherwise, you won't be entertained.

Show your passport, credit card, and the reservation ID, fill out the paperwork, and you shall be good. You then will receive the WiFi egg bundle. Please make sure you try connecting the internet connection using the WiFi egg before you leave the counter.

How to rent WiFI Egg in South Korea
Find this counter or other counters that look like this. They all should look similar to this.

Counter locations

Incheon International Airport - Terminal 1 (if you fly with Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia, you probably will land at this terminal)

1. Between Exit 6 and 7 on the ground floor - Business hours: 24 hours

2. Between Exit 10 and Exit 11 on the ground floor - Business hours: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM 


Incheon International Airport - Terminal 2 (if you fly with Korean Air, you will land at this terminal)

1. Between the 2nd and 3rd exit on the 1st floor - Business hours: 24 hours

2. Between 4th and 5th exit on the 1st floor - Business hours: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Easy peasy, eh? :)

Thursday, July 04, 2019

All Things Famsy.my

Goods from Famsy.my
Because I'm such an easy customer. You give me cute stuff, I'm all yours :p

It all started with me buying the Stainless Steel Straws. Few days after that, I found myself buying all these things. Pretty sure they were and are all wants, not needs. Whatever eh. As long as I'm happy :p

Friday, June 28, 2019

Sopoong, Central i-City

My sister was ever so kind to treat me at the Sopoong, Central i-City the other day. I was fairly excited because it's been a while since I last ate at Sopoong and I finally had a chance to go to another mall that is not IOI City Mall. lol.

Add; Okay, I just checked my old blog post. My first and the last time eating Sopoong was around three years ago at the IOI City Mall. It's indeed have been a while.


Sopoong, Central i-City

Like Sopoong, IOI City Mall, Sopoong, Central i-City is also located at upper floor, almost hujung dunia kind of place. For this particular store, it's located on the third floor near to the Sogo. Unlike the Sopoong, IOI CIty Mall, Sopoong, Central i-City is a little bit smaller yet very cozy and and welcoming. Thankfully, there was not many people when we were there. So, I kinda enjoyed the space. Otherwise, I might feel a lil bit suffocated. 


Yang Nyeom Dak Gang Jeong @ Sopoong, Central i-City
Yang Nyeom Dak Gang Jeong
MYR 24.90

My sister and I decided to go all out on this day. We ordered quite a number of dishes though there were only two of us. We really took our own sweet time to finish them all because we were just too full at some point. lol. Think we spent about 2 hour-ish here.

Add-on Cheese for Yang Nyeom Dak Gang Jeong
Add-on Cheese for Yang Nyeom Dak Gang Jeong 
MYR 8.00

Our first pick of that day was Yang Nyeom Dak Gang Jeong with cheese as add-on. I loved the chicken. It was so yummy and soft. The sauce was good too! It was sweet with a hint of spiciness. The cheese was another story. I think it was too watery for my liking.

Haemul Jeongol @ Sopoong, Central i-City
Haemul Jeongol & Add-on rice
MYR 49.90 & MYR 3.80/bowl

We then chose the Haemul Jeongol or Seafood Hot Pot with two bowls of rice as add-on as our main. Initially, I wanted to order the Soft Tofu Stew because I was in the mood to eat Soft Tofu Stew. while my sister wanted to order another dish. However after contemplating about 15 minutes, we decided to settle with Haemul Jeongol. Mainly because we can easily order the other dishes next time because they are for 1 pax while Haemul Jeongol is for 2-3 pax #wetendtoeatalone


The Haemul Jeongol was an okay. It was not spicy at all and quite refreshing. Personally, I found the taste quite similar to what I had in Jagalchi Market in Busan, so that was a nice surprise. I wanted to say they gave generous portion of seafood but truthfully, the didn't. I can barely see the seafood. They did, however serve generous portion of crabs. There were a lot of crabs or crab parts in the hot pot. So, if you're a big fan of crabs, you may love this Haemul Jeongol.

Tip: Banchan is refillable, so don't be shy to ask for more. I personally love the mayonnaise one. So good!

Dessert Set - Mix Hotteok & Bingsu - Oreo Bingsu @ Sopoong, Central i-City
Dessert Set - Mix Hotteok & Bingsu
Oreo Bingsu 
MYR 34.90/set

As for dessert, my sister and I decided to order the Dessert Set - Mix Hotteok & Bingu because she wanted to eat bingsu while I wanted to try the Hotteok. My sister ordered the Oreo Bingsu. Surprisingly, it was good, or maybe I never expected that I will like any bingsu after continuous disappointment of trying bingsu. lol. The Oreo Bingsu was not too sweet and too chocolaty which was perfect for my liking.

Dessert Set - Mix Hotteok & Bingsu - Dalkom Hotteok @ Sopoong, Central i-City
Dessert Set - Mix Hotteok & Bingsu
Dalkom Hotteok 
MYR 34.90/set

Tip: If you wanted more bangs for your bucks when ordering this Dessert Set, I would recommend to order the combination of Cheese Hotteok or/and Choco Hotteok or combination of Dalkom Hotteok with one of the formers, instead of ordering Dalkom Hotteok only.


The Dalkom Hotteok came as a pleasant surprise as well. I personally think it tasted a lil bit different to the hotteok that I had in Jeju or Seoul but it was still good, so good! It was not too sweet, perfect for my liking.

Sikhye @ Sopoong, Central i-City
Sikhye
MYR 6.90

As for the drinks, my sister and I decided to order a glass of water and Sikhye each. I was actually surprised to see that Sopoong has Sikhye in their menu. I think though I'm not really sure, they didn't have sikhye before this. The sikhye was good too albeit a lil bit sweeter and gingery than the sikhye that I used to try in Seoul.

Service wise, the service at Sopoong Central i-City was quite slow because we received our first dish after about 30 minutes although there were not many people around. Probably because the dishes that we ordered need more preparation? Who knows? However, the owner was ever kind and friendly. So there's that.


Price wise, it was average? Standard? I do believe this is the price range that you will see if you go to another Korean restaurants. I do however, find some of the prices are a lil bit too high while the rest of them are okay.

Overall, I definitely won't shy away to go to Sopoong again if I'm craving for Korean food and if I have extra money. lol. In fact, I actually went to another Sopoong few days after that day but that's another story.
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