December 24, 2019

Creme De La Creme X Hello Kitty | Hello Kitty Ice-cream

Are you an ice-cream lover? a dessert lover? or an ice-cream lover and also a Hello Kitty lover? 

If you answer is YES to any of them, then you should definitely head to Creme De La Creme (CDLC) at Damansara Uptown to savour the latest magical creation of CDLC in conjunction with Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary! 

For your information, Creme De La Creme is so far the very top notch, premium dessert shop selling very fine, premium artisanal dessert , made by highly skilled local pastry chefs, who have worked and trained under famous celebrity dessert master Christy Tania.  CDLC using only 100 % all-natural fresh premium ingredients with no preservative, artificial flavourings or colourings. 

The store front of CDLC. Look for the white colour signboard, same row with Hong Leong  Bank in Damansara Uptown

Before I go on, here are some jargons that you can learn (cause I want to know it too! )

Artisanal Ice-cream
Artisan ice cream is ice cream made by an artisan which the dictionary definition of artisan being a 'skilled craftsperson'. Delving a bit deeper in to the dictionary tells us that a crafts-person is some one who makes things skilfully by hand.
Source: ICA

Petits Gateaux
Chocolate fondant or Little Cake for direct translation from French.

Sugar Rm 18

We were first served with this refreshing concoction of strawberry, known as Sugar.  It is the name of Hello Kitty's pet hamster! 

It has fresh strawberries, fresh sweet basil leaves, freshly squeezed lemonade and raspberry sorbet.

Left | Kitty White     Rm 25
Right | Friendship Ring  Rm 25

Kitty White

 Fondly named after Hello Kitty herself, this is an indulgent combination of Madagascar
vanilla ice cream, strawberry passion fruit sorbet, passion fruit crème, crumble and chocolate.

Friendship Ring.

This is my utmost favourite!

Look at the luscious cross section of Friendship Ring

This petits gateaux is a delicious marriage of (from top to bottom ) 
citrus crumble 
peach sorbet
 strawberry jam
strawberry ice cream 
cream-cheese ice cream
coated with a layer of chocolate shell! 

Then there are artisanal ice-creams!

Top | Strawberry Frost

Bottom | Apple Pie Crumble

Apple Pie Crumble

It is a delectable scoop of Madagascar vanilla goodness swirled with homemade fresh apple compote, cinnamon and crumble. 

If you like to have something refreshing and not too sweet, the fresh apple compote somehow work perfectly to balance the overall sweetness of this ice-cream. Highly recommended! 

Strawberry Frost

As the name suggested, it has everything about STRAWBERRY. Strawberry ice cream,
homemade strawberry jam and fresh strawberry bits

 All the 4 magical creation between Sanrio (Hello Kitty) and CDLC!  Make sure you head to CDLC to try them out as there would be available until 31st December 2019 only.

Not forgetting taking photos with my blogger fellows. 3 of us were from Butterfly Project in the session! 

EstherNina and me!

It fun to being dramatic sometimes! Hahahaha.

 Ground Floor, Jalan SS21/60 Damansara Utama

Operation hour: 
Sunday – Thursday: 12pm – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 12am
December 22, 2019

Why should you start to use e-wallet in Malaysia?

The main concept I am going to share here is

You SAVE when you SPEND

A lot of people are aware of this payment method already. But somehow I still feel the urge to blog about it. 

Having living in urban city, the monthly expenses is undeniably higher than those living in town. But yet the town would slowly,  in my opinion , adopt to the same payment method too. 

It happens because all the petrol stations, drug and cosmetic stores like guardian' watson , convenient shops like 7-elevens, 99 speedmart and so on are available nationwide, available majority area in Malaysia. So it is like a ripple effect or chain reaction that this way of living would continue to spread out. 

Now, without further ado, let's go into the point! 

Read on as I am going to incorporate the description of each app showns above. (Shopback is not an ewallet by the way)

1. Reduce your monthly expenses 
I still cannot figure out the percentage it reduces your monthly expenses. Of course the more you SPEND  the more you SAVE. 


GENERAL :  Use Shopback 

I saw my friend has accumulated up to Rm 300 ++. He is the one who recommended this app to me, because we can both turn it into REAL CASH!  Personally for me , there are a few transactions that I will always so to shopback to get cashback. Though it has less discount/cashback for existing new user, but sikit-sikit , lama-lama jadi bukit. (Some cashback is only Rm 0.03, very insignificant) It can eventually become an amount enough to pay for your monthly rental! 

Last time I didn't know this. So must share this! YOu can perform your e-wallet reload through SHOPBACK, simply go into shopback, and from shopback, go into Touch n Go e-wallet and reload it the normal way. Then you can earn cashback liao. 

Even RM 3 for existing user is quite a huge amount though! 

For e-wallet, I use either Touch n Go or Boost normally, Grabpay less likely unless there is any great cashback promotion. So by reloading my e-wallet it already earn me a few bucks! 

So if you want to download Shopback, use my referral link. After that you can refer it to your friend, where you and your friend can get Rm 5 for each successful referral. 

Pay with  Touch n Go , Boost , Grabpay , Maybank QR etc. Certain shops have only a few of them, and some have all the payment service. I would prefer to pay with e-wallet, because I get to entitled for cashback/discount. 

Currently, my favourite to go is Touch n Go, for more than Rm 5 first transaction daily, you get to entitled a random cashback. It would be Rm 0.20 or Rm 1.97. A really random amount. 


Actually the list can go on forever. Zalora, Mr DIY , Sephora, Nike, H&M , Cotton On, Reebonz...etc. Yea, I do take some time to look for any cash back/ offer through all the wallet if I want to   purchase at my selected store. 


I do purchase 
plane ticket from expedia 
accomodation from agoda
activities from klook , travel recommends

The total amount of purchase can range from few hundreds to few thoudsands depends on your itinerary! And this few thoudsands, when pay through shopback is enough to easily earn you like Rm 20 already! 


This is so far the best cashback campaign I have seen! Until 9th Feb 2020, if you can get Rm 5 cashback immediately when you pump fuel at Shell, FuelSave 95 more than Rm 40. So far, I have get 2 times of Rm 5 cashback. It feels very exciting to get Rm 10 cashback as you dont see this kind of promotion everyday. 

2. You can now afford what you previously CANNOT. 
Yea! I am talking about the Boba tea that has been a craze recently!  Touch' and Go has made it Rm 5 cheaper when you pay with TOuch n Go! 

I am talking about this! Hahaha. There are still a list of great deal  promotion, you can check it at the app. ! But boba cashback promotion is my top favourite! 

3. Contributing to the community by making donation with ease & with a piece of mind

I've always thinking, why do we need to live in this world when we would die in the end? Have you ever wandered that? (I don't think I am the only one thinking that way , have you? ).

This year , when the CNY is approaching, I am so prompt to make donations to old folk home / orphanage. It triggers me because talking to a grandparents of my tuition students on the other day. The parents are busy preparing for the upcoming Christmas celebration/ praying. She said, on the phone, Christmas is about GIVING and SHARING. 

Upon hearing this, I also wish that I can do something this CNY. There are a lot of people whenever they have stable and increasing income would also do something to giving back , sharing their happiness with the needy ones. 

Jinnyboy , the Malaysian youtuber will go to orphanage , giving presents to the orphanage in this festive season.  (source: One of his podcasts)

A lot of companies, would include this as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as one of their KPI. 

Celebrities : There are a lot to mention. The one that cross my mind is a taiwanese celebrity Blackie 黑人陈建州  , he does charity by playing basketball, google "LOVE LIFE" , "Dreamer" and you can see alot of it! There are abundance of celebrities still.  古天乐 is a great philantropist , he has, using his donation to build about a hundred (or more) schools in China area. 

Having to say that, it doesn't mean we cannot do something despite not having enough money to feed ourselves. We do it by allocating certain amount of our monthly income to donate. It doesn't have to be a humongous amount , in fact, donate it according to your financial level. 

Rm 1 is a great donation too! In fact, there are abundance of organisations, NGOs in Malaysia that need donation. Simply google and you can see a lot of them.  If you still doesn't know where to start, you can donate it by using the app BOOST. 

Image result for boost ewallet

Personally, I download BOOST not because it ease my donation, but it resemble many reward system in the market, where you get to turn the points that you collected into money! You SAVE when you SPEND! 

nowadays, instead of using cash, I would use e-wallet, cause I get to earn/ cashback /rebate when I pay through them. 

So it really motivates me when I still have around 400 points to redeem RM 10 boost ewallet!

You can also donate some of it to organisations without the need to screening for their background as BOOST has done it for you! 

Personally, I wouldn't donate through BOOST, because I prefer face-to-face interaction with people. I would prefer go to the site and donating cooking oil, milo, rice to the people. 

However, if you are too busy to go to the centre and still wish to helping out. This is a GREAT STARTUP CHANNEL l where you can do it anytime, anywhere, at any amount. 

If everyone in 1000 people donating Rm 1 through Boost application to an organiation, it can be a staggering RM 1000 already!  So we dont have to be rich to make donation! 

4. Receive Rm 30 incentive under e-Tunai Rakyat campaign

You can apply for RM 30 incentive under 3 different e-wallet, namely 

between 15th Jan 2020 - 14th March 2020 

The campaign is to promote people to pay with e-wallet. 
December 18, 2019

Review Nov 2019 : The Barn Wine Bar @Citta Mall Subang

Click to enlarge it. 

Hi People! Have you always looking forward to TGIF?  Well, even if it is not Friday, you can still dine here on anyday!

 I was excited when I got the chance to review the restaurant. It is one of the luxurious eateries in Citta Mall!

When I first reached there, I was welcomed by this impressive design for the wall at the entrance.

Then it comes to the entrance.

If you are dining here, you can make a complimentary self-service fresh salad of your choice. There is also soup of the day served next to it.

I was so excited choosing my selections of salad such as watermelon, papapya, cherry tomato. Little did I know that they are actually going to serve us a similar appetizer that is extremely delicious! 

Feature this cause I love olive! 

Yup! This huge plate of  Cheese Papachos is the extremely delicious, satisfying appetizer that I was referring to! 

Cheese Papachos | RM29

Mixed Corn Chips &; Papadum layered with cheese sauce then mixed with cheddar cheese, fresh tomato salsa, spicy jalapenos , green onion and sour cream collective giving a robust flavour. 

It was sour and creamy which is appetizing, but then it was only shared by my husband and me. So I am quite full by merely eating Cheese Papachos!  I would suggest you to share between 3 - 6 people.

Instead of nachos, they replace it with exoctic yummy papadum!

Wagyu Rib Eye Steak |  RM 139

250gm Wagyu Ribeye steak MB 4-5 with mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables topped with herb butter

You can have a choice for the steak to be cooked rare, medium rare or medium based on your preference. We requested for medium rare as it is the best level of doneness fot steak. 

The wagyu steak was so tender, succulent and with the great aroma of herbs as you delightly chew it.  If you are looking for a place for great Wagyu steak, The Barn Wine Bar is the place! 

If you are looking for great indulgence, such as Tomahawk, you can make reservation  at least 3 days in advanced. Bear in mind it depends on the availability too! 

The Bar°n Mamak Special |  RM 19.90

Malaysia’s most famous mee goreng mamak with crispy pork belly topped with a sunny side egg.

 While its portion is much bigger than the one in normal mamak stall. it also complete with crispy pork belly and succulent pork lard that gives me a feeling of Chinese Style mee goreng mamak. 


There are an extensive range of alcohols served at the Barn Wine Bar. Scotch Whisky, Malt Whisky, Nikka Whisky, American Whisky, Cognac, Vodka, Tequila, Rum…etc. It is too much there have 2 different menus at the Barn. One is for the alcohol and the other is for food.  

I barely know anything about alcohol, but the waiter asked me to feature these 2 bottle of alcohol, saying that it is very rare and expensive. 

The white and red wine that we'd 

Wine refrigerator to keep some of the wine. 

Some of the other of the wines that are kept at room temperature. 

Wednesday | Ladies’ Night
Free cocktails whenever the bell rings
8pm onwards

Thursday | Gentlemen’s Night
20% off on selected whiskeys
All night long


You can enjoy your dinner , wine session with many different posh seating experiences. 

The Barn Wine Bar has been so meticulous in giving diners a great dining experience, a great dining atmosphere.  Not only the service from the waiters is extraordinary friendly. There are different seating sections to cater your mood of the day. LOLOLOL.  

When you come alone, you wish to enjoy the songs from musical band. You can have it here. 

There are both bright and dark dining seating for your preference. 

But if you just want to have a glass/bottle  of great rum/cognas/whisky , you can have your seat just beside the bar. Ask the waiter to serve you the cognac/whisky whatever that delight you! 

The BLUE top painting on top of the bar is just so attractive I couldn't take my eyes away from it. 

As you can see here , there is wide selections of cognac on top. Then only I knew they will have bigger glass for red wine, and smaller one for white wine! 

If you just want to sit down and chat with your friends over glasses of wine. Here is an area that is neither too dark nor too bright. 

The bright section for solid food eater. Just beside the singing band. 

Or the bright section away from the singing band (refers to photo below👇👇👇👇)  where you can enjoy your food and serious chat with people. | The area is seperated by a layer of glass panels.

Too cold? You can just have it in outdoor seating or the alfresco area with roof! LOL


The Barn Wine Bar serves wide selection of food. You didn't hear it wrong when I say it serve Bak Kut Teh.   l Premium Steak , Pizza, Burger, Pasta, Dessert and Asian Fusion and many more. You can even have mee mamak with juicy belly porl here!

You can also view the menu at their website here

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