Gartien 小田佳园 | Pineapple Cake Mid Autumn Edition

Gartien 小田佳园 launches their Mid Autumn edition of Pineapple Cakes with a very attractive packaging. I have got my hands on the delicious box of pineapple cakes last week and managed to finish them in two days. No, not by myself but I’ve been sharing them with my colleagues here in Singapore.

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Its always a norm in the Chinese culture to send gifts, be it for family or for friends for Mid Autumn. Looks like this time around, we do have an alternative of having Pineapple Cakes as gifts with such presentable packaging. photo 20140730_082529_zps2859722b.jpg photo 20140730_083302_zps1be919de.jpg photo 20140730_083516_zps3e8e1221.jpg

The pineapples are sourced from a local plantation nearby and they are painstakingly hand-cut into cubes, very time-consuming but is necessary to retain its distinctive flavour and texture. they are then cooked for 12 hours until luscious golden brown. The shortbread pastry made from pure butter will be enveloping generous amount of pineapple filling and baked to PERFECTION. Rest assured that they contain absolutely NO preservative and NO artificial flavouring.

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Promotion for Mid Autumn 2014: 
  • Booking order BEFORE 4 AUGUST 2014 for 5 boxes and above will be entitled to A BOX FREE.
  • Booking order AFTER 4 AUGUST 2014 (upon availability) for 10 boxes and above will be entitled to A BOX FREE.
Note: Each box of Gartien Pineapple Cake is fixed price throughout the year. The selling price per box with 10 pieces of pineapple cakes is RM45 (self collect only). A fix courier charge of RM10 & RM40 will be applicable to all deliveries within Peninsular Malaysia & East Malaysia respectively.

Hence its time for you to delight your family and friends with some Gartien Pineapple Cakes!

Do take note on the relocation of the new retail outlet:  photo FBBanner-2_zps70b28af0.jpg photo PG1_7472b_zps3316e402.jpg photo FBNotice-01_zps9435c1e9.jpg

On top of all, the Gartien management has assigned FREE parking only for their customers. photo FREECARPARK_zpsc9a78714.jpg

Do take note :

BY 4 AUGUST 2014:
In order to get your FREE BOX of Gartien 小田佳园 Pineapple Cakes with EVERY 5 BOXES purchased, please submit your pre-order form by 4 August 2014 at

5 AUGUST 2014 onwards:
In order to get your FREE BOX of Gartien 小田佳园 Pineapple Cakes with EVERY 10 BOXES purchased, please submit your pre-order form at


GARTIEN Pineapple Cake @ 小田佳園
Address: 380, Jalan Penang, 10000 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-229 0068
Business Hours: 9.00am-6.00pm
GPS: 5.416298, 100.329380

Kim Curry Penang White Curry Mee

The hype about Penang White Curry Mee has somewhat invaded Singapore. I have seen people stocking up and what I meant by stocking up is buying a few cartons and check-in the entire box when they return to Singapore. Sounds scary eh.

Kim Curry is one of the brands which produces the traditional Penang White Curry Mee. Its instant and ready in 3 minutes. photo 20140604_213525_zpse8361855.jpg

It comes with two small packs, a pack of chilli paste and a pack of seasoning. photo 20140604_213757_zpsb422639c.jpg

I then had the noodles cooked and drained them right after before I put them with the curry soup.

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I feel that Kim Curry Penang White Curry Mee, isn’t that oily compared to other brands. photo 20140604_214346_zps1e26576f.jpg

Tadaaa … the not-talented-chef has got a bowl of Penang White Curry Mee ready for dinner. photo 20140604_215102_zpscda2905f.jpg

Picture of the bowl of White Curry Mee is serve for 1 pax. You may want to add some fishballs or meat per your preference. photo 20140604_215113_zps8af6fb5b.jpg

I personally think that it is not that spicy and due to that I was able to taste originality of the white curry soup. When food served is overly spicy, it will overcome the original taste of the food. Hence, I like it this way as I was able to taste both, the originality of white curry as well as the spiciness.

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Fast, easy and delicious meal, taste like home! Yup, highly recommended to those who are working or studying abroad ;)

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SonicGear Pandora Mini

Pandora Mini

Physically :

  • Gel band which protects against scratches, spills and knocks
  • Rubberized finish
  • Light
  • Consists of 5 different colours (Green, Pink, Black, Grey and Blue)
  • Comes with a user manual, 3.5mm jack cable, MicroUSB to USB cable

Tech Specs:

  • Built-in power bank: 1800mAh
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Bluetooth profile: support HS/HF, A2DP, AVRCP, OPP
  • Total system power: RMS 5 Watts
  • Impedance: 4Ω
  • Driver: 2 x 40mm
  • Frequency response: 100Hz ~ 20KHz
  • Speaker function: Bluetooth and AUX-in music playback
  • Handsfree function

I paired the Pandora Mini to my iPad Mini while I was on Skype. It is loud and clear and best part is the maximum volume is not controlled by iPad. It can go way louder.

Aside from video calls, I also use it to watch series, be it on Youtube or any other websites, it ease low volume produced by your gadget.

A Day at Gurney Paragon, Penang


Gurney Paragon is the latest mall in town, located along Gurney Drive with a spectacular beachfront sea breeze view. Also, it is now a premier shopping haven for food, fashion, gadgets and many more! Since I was back to Penang this weekend for Edric & YinHui’s wedding reception, so I thought to myself, why not just drop by to check out what’s new since the opening as Gurney Paragon has brought in many international brands which includes Michael Kors, Victoria Secret and many others.

First, we need to fill our stomachs and we stumbled upon Chong Qing Xiao Chu (重庆小厨). A friendly and accommodate lady-boss attended to us and we asked her for recommendations.

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Food served at Chong Qing Xiao Chu (重庆小厨) origins from ChongQing, which the name has reveals itself. It isn’t as oily and no preservatives is used. photo DSC_1706_zpsf9c207d2.jpg photo DSC_1708_zpsa5944fff.jpg photo DSC_1709_zps89a98c1d.jpg

I love the fish soup very much as fresh fish was used blending with slices of ginger and chilli as Chong Qing cuisine is towards the spicy side. photo DSC_1711_zps9dc4e8fe.jpg

Chong Qing Xiao Chu (重庆小厨) focuses on home-cooked and we enjoyed ourselves very much exploring the Chong Qing cuisine.

Chong Qing Xiao Chu (重庆小厨)
Add: 163D-5 05 & 06, Gurney Paragon Mall, No. 163, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang.

Next, we headed to 16 Degree, a place for cigar, wine and bistro. A big cozy place just to catch up with friends and they offer variety of wine, whiskey and imported beer. On top of that, cigar is also available at an affordable price ;)
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Pampering my sweet tooth! photo DSC_1759_zpsafcccf9a.jpg

It was a great evening to enjoy such pleasant food as well as to get to know more about wine, be it red or white wine. This is how wine is served. Once the cork had been removed, the wine has to be transferred to a wine decanter to provide the wine to “breathe”.

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Had salmon as main course. photo DSC_1746_zpsa3b70a6e.jpg photo DSC_1741_zpsec514fa9.jpg

While waiting for the food to be served, I roamed around to explore the place. 16 Degree offers variety of whisky, liquor, beer and also wine. photo DSC_1725_zpsce1bf2dd.jpg photo DSC_1722_zps14115c97.jpg

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On top of that, I was given a chance to explore the wine a little more. I was taught on wine-pairing as well. Its always interesting to learn new stuff and today, I have learnt to appreciate wine! Do drop by to learn more and understand wine better :)

16 Degree Cigar, Wine & Bistro
Address: 163D-LG-27, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang.

TWG Tea, a classy place for high-tea which serves the finest luxury tea brand in the world. Now, it is also available in Gurney Paragon. Its full most of the time.
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Variety of tea available on the shelf. If you are not able to decide, my advise is, ask! Just ask for recommendation and the friendly staff will be more than happy to serve you.  photo DSC_1773_zps570944d6.jpg

Can buy them as gifts too :) photo DSC_1760_zpsbbcc5c6b.jpg

Macaron, anyone? There are ten flavours available. Yup, thats the one I love most.

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TWG Tea Salon & Boutique 
Address: L1-10, Level 1, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang.
Tel: +60 4 218 9733

Girls being girls. AGift was then the next stop. We were hunting for perfumes for quite a while which then we decided to drop by at AGift to check out what exactly is AGift offering. AGift is a corporate social responsibility project of Universal Joy Sdn. Bhd.  With significant contributions and creative input from special people.
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Those paintings on the perfume bottles are painted by special people. In a way, this is to provide employment opportunities as well as a form of charity from the public. photo DSC_1797_zps75b5ce5c.jpg

Aside from perfume, there are other items available such as shower creme, hand wash, etc. photo DSC_1798_zpsa55c13eb.jpg

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Testers are available. So, pick the flavour you desire most! photo DSC_1814_zps331a1089.jpg

Address: Lot L5.P1, Level 5, Gurney Paragon Mall, 10250 Penang.
Tel:  +604 218 9127

 Time flies when you are having great times. Before the sun sets, I gotta rush for Edric & YinHui’s wedding reception and all I remember is I need to look good tonight. Hence, I just need to get a good hair-do right before the dinner.

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 That’s when Hairvenly ease my worries and did me a huge favour. photo DSC_1841_zps297cccb2.jpg photo 20140301_183446_zpsd268aa96.jpg

Wonder how the talented hairstylist gonna transform my hair. I did a bit of snipping which is not significant to tell.

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A bit of snipping, washing and settings took me approximately 45 minutes. Quick enough for me to head over for the dinner.

Tadaaaaaa! So datin weih! I didn’t tell him what I want. I just mentioned I wanna look good and pleasant. Looks like he read my mind! All in all, it cost only RM60 for the entire thing! Its affordable and very convenient for me as I manage to get so many things done under one roof!
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Hairvenly Image Studio
Address: 163D-7-07, Level 7, Gurney Paragon Mall, 10250 Penang.
Tel:  +604 218 9053

Haven’t done this in ages, spending so much time in a mall. Best part is, I have done everything I want to and need to do under one roof!

SonicGear Pandora Micro

We are all curious creatures and when I received a box (not a small one though) of surprise. Well, this box of sweet surprise consist of three different gears and Pandora Micro is one of them!

Pandora Micro
This super chic gear is the tiniest among the three (Pandora Micro, Pandora Mini and Pandora 3). It is portable and can consider pocket size in a way. Aside from liking the striking lime green colour, this tiny little gear impressed me completely.

Physically :

  • Gel band which protects against scratches, spills and knocks
  • Rubberized finish
  • Light
  • Consists of 5 different colours (Green, Pink, Black, Grey and Blue)
  • Comes with a user manual, 3.5mm jack cable, MicroUSB to USB cable.

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It is easy to use even for bimbos! Well, it consists of five main touch-sensitive control panel, which are the Forward, Backward, Increase Volume, Decrease Volume & the Bluetooth.

I can tell that I enjoyed playing with this gear so much as aside from all the above mentioned specifications, it also can be used as a hands-free. Well, all you need to do is just pair your phone to the Pandora Micro, and you can use it to answer or reject calls. Pandora Micro has a built-in mic which you can use it at a range as far as 20m away. Hassle free and it comes so easy for me when I need to pick up my phone when my phone and I at two different corners. Once you have paired your phone to Pandora Micro, you may log on to any apps for instance, Viber, Skype, etc and use it like a portable hands-free set :)


  • Bluetooth profile: support HS/HF, A2DP, AVRCP, OPP
  • Total system power: RMS 5 Watts
  • Impedance: 4Ω
  • Driver: 2 x 40mm
  • Frequency response: 100Hz ~ 20KHz
  • Speaker function: Bluetooth, AUX-in, and Micro-SD card music playback
  • Handsfree function
  • Built-in rechargeable battery: 5 hours continues music playback at mid-volume

Also, check out the below videos on the awesome performance from this tiny gear!