Thursday, February 23, 2017

Making Perfect Sushi Rolls with Bazooka Sushi

When you want your rice taken in a way that even carb-avoiders would dig in, try wrapping it in seaweed! Sushi rolls always make dining a little interesting. It even earns you bragging rights when you make them by yourself. My ambition to make sushi is finally realized when I got my hands on the Bazooka Sushi. I would love making them with the bamboo mat of course, but when you have untrained hands, it can be at the cost of friends' patience. Else, they would have to take it as supper!
Tonight I want sushi for dinner
A total novice in sushi-making, I STILL managed to churn out dinner with the Bazooka Sushi. That night, my appetite called for crab sticks and mangoes. With this gadget, I realized different versions of sushi rolls are possible. While I used normal rice instead of Japanese sticky rice that night, my friend creatively used pulut and rendang as filling. Super! More fun dinners ahead.
Things I need to make my crab meat mango sushi rolls 
There was no need to even look at the instructions. It was all quite logical and as easy as taking the candy from the baby. Lay all your ingredients in the cylinder and close it before churning out the ingredients on a seaweed sheet.
Spread rice into the cylinder
Put any filling that you like in the middle.
Tonight, my appetite says crab meat and mango!
Just close the cylinder
Close the top so that the ingredients
can be compacted into shape
Bazooka! Ready to churn out my sushi roll

Push the ingredients out on to a sheet of seaweed (Oops! the front part chipped. Should have compacted it more)
Rolling the sushi in the seaweed is the most fun part!
This is when you see your sushi roll taking shape and you smell success other than your delicious sushi fillings.
Looking good! Rolling it up is fun and gives such satisfaction!
Tip: Make sure your knife is sharp to cut through the seaweed
This is to get nice round circles.
Sushi rolls for dinner is ready!
The Bazooka Sushi is thoughtfully created to be dismantled for wash. So when there are squished rice or ingredients in the grooves, do not worry as the gadget can be broken into many parts to be cleaned.
Sushi anytime I want now with Bazooka Sushi
Happy Sushi-rolling!

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Burn Those Fat Away with Jonlivia Hot Pants

Oh those kuih kapit, kuih bunga, bak kwa surely comes with a price- price of my waistline that is! I really enjoyed Chinese New Year but help! I urgently need post-Chinese New Year remedy! To my delight, Jonlivia miraculously heard my cries and sent a pair of Jonlivia S+ Batch 9 Full Length Hot Pants to the rescue.
Time to burn off those CNY food
Jonlivia S+ Batch 9 Full Length Hot Pants that comes in a zip bag

5 Reasons Why I Like The Jonlivia Hot Pants

1. The Jonlivia Hot Pants allows me to burn more fat while wearing it compared to regular clothes. Only after a few minutes of donning, I can feel the heat building up. 

Stretching at home before taking the Jonlivia Hot Pants outside
2. Comfortable fabric is one reason I like this pair of pants. It is made of 100% genuine neoprene that not only allows me to sweat more but also to discharge toxic and waste from the body after massive sweating. At the side, Jonlivia also added a stripe of breathable fabric for ventilation and to cool the body.
A strip of breathable air fabric to keep the body cool
Let's take this baby out to the park

3. The Jonlivia Hot Pants is fantastic in accommodating great stretching. The 9th batch is built with stronger waistband, strong and wide stitches on the side and and back so that I can confidently stretch anyway I want. These babies qualify for all kinds of activities like yoga, cycling, water sports and even casual shopping!

Confidently stretching. Great for any stretching activity
No worries about tear
4. Although exercise is towards a mission to burn it all, the best part is being able to snack (a little) after the session. And that cannot be possible without some cash while you are out. Thank you Jonlivia for adding a back pocket where keys, cards and some change can be secured in, keeping your hands free while exercising.
The pants comes with a little pocket behind that is great for keys, cards and a little change (for some snack on the way home hehehe)
Lungsful of fresh air at the park
5. Putting on the Jonlivia Hot Pants makes me look good! And that is one motivation to run more. Fashion and health comes hand-in-hand with this brand. I like the grey stripe at the sides that visually adds the vertical factor. I even wear it while shopping as they look great as leggings under an over-sized shirt and no one knows you are burning fat while shopping!

Hi there! Come join me exercise...fashionably!
Loving my Jonlivia Hot Pants

A few things about the Jonlivia Hot Pants:
  • Recommended wear is up to 4-5 hours. If body permits, some can wear up to 9 hours
  • Try adapting to what the pants can do for 1-2 hours and slowly increase the duration of wear
  • Do handwash the pants in cool water and do not expose to intense heat like ironing
Enjoying nature while I am at it
Living an active lifestyle

For more information, go to or contact +011-23231623

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Hair Makeover with Hair by Martin

"Your hair is unattractively flat," Martin said. But I cannot help it Martin! I am born with the most stubborn and disorderly wavy hair- it will never be straight and not entirely curly. Perming it straight is the one solution that I have always known to keep my head minimally presentable. 

But Martin refused to accept my justification. Well, yes, Martin is right. There is no arguing in terms of hairstyles with this guru who has been in the business for over 20 years. Martin decided to throw in some volume and dimensions into my thin hair using the air perm. Air perm is a gentle way of curling hair. Instead of harsh chemicals, oxygen in the air is used to gently neutralize the perm. 
Martin said my hair is unattractively flat
Hair by Martin in Kepong
I left my flat mane totally in Martin's hands for a better future for my crowning glory. Although it is my first time at his salon, I felt taken care of. Martin said the fringe and those split ends at the tip has to be chopped and so be it!
Left in Martin's good hands
Martin's Victorian themed hair salon with lots of chandeliers and pretty crystals
What I like about Martin is that he advises his customers based on their hair type and needs. He takes care of the health of the hair other than the style. Lebel products were used on my hair as they are made of natural ingredients and is gentle on the hair while effectively creating the desired perm. My concern that my hair would be severely damaged after having it permed straight and now curled. Martin told me to relax and leave the job to Lebel.
Martin uses Lebel's solutions which consist of natural ingredients and do less damage to the hair
The part of the hair towards the roots is permed 
Transformation in the making
Excited to know how my hair will turn out to be
Check out the cute 'hair bowl' Martin uses hehehe

The comfortable washing bay which I can dose off in

I did not know what I missed till I saw my before and after
Thank you Martin! I am so glad that I trusted you. Did not know what I have been missing before this. Indeed I look like I have more hair now with added dimensions to my crowning glory. Maintaining the hair is easy too- just scrunch with some serum and wet-look solution.
Thank you Martin for the great new hair makeover!
Loving my Korean curls and volumnized hair
I am ready for Valentines!
Only in the month of February 2017, get 30% off on all colour, Korean perm, digital perm, rebonding, relaxing and treatment
Hair by Martin

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Menjalara Kepong,
Kuala Lumpur.

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