Thursday, May 31, 2012

Berrylite at Boulevard Kuching

Holla! Anyone has NEVER heard of the name Berrylite? Well I for one, am very "katak di bawah tempurung" (Direct translation: Frog under the lily pad) so I admit I've never heard of this name before. Another reason being, they're not available in Kuching. But not anymore! Alright. Let me just do a slight introduction before you all come throwing me questions about Berrylite.

Copyright from Berrylite's Facebook page:

Singapore's 1st authentic American 100% fat-free frozen yogurt, Berrylite, is made fresh daily and NEVER from powder. Our frozen yogurt is packed with millions of live and active probiotics that support a healthy immunity and digestive system.

Berrylite is simply chock full of melt-in-your-mouth goodness. It's all-natural, 100% fat-free and gluten-free. Feeling the heat in sunny days? Chill out with Berrylite's decadent yet guilt-free frozen yogurt!

Berrylite has been certified by the National Yogurt Association's Live and Active Culture Seal (USA) for meeting the required criteria for healthy frozen yogurt.

Berrylite's frozen yogurt is just like ice cream but even better! Great taste, no fat! What are you waiting for? Come visit us and try it for yourself!

Last night I was very lucky to be one of the selected bloggers to attend the pre-launch of Berrylite at Boulevard, Kuching. It's located at Phase 2. When the roller shutter opens, it's just a few steps away from Fashion Girl (Phase 1). A brightly lit small hangout place. Spot their cheerful staffs all wearing Superman tshirt! =)

I love yogurt as much as I love cheese! I do not drink milk so I replace my calcium intake with yogurt and cheese! Lots of them! <3

There's 4 sizes to choose from. 5oz, 8oz, 11oz and 16oz. They have a name for each size. Wanna hear the story? Hahaha! Ok I better don't spoil the secret behind those names but do feel free to ask the staffs there for a story-telling session. Hee~

Pricing ranking from RM8.50 to RM16.50. Of course, pricing does vary depending how many toppings you add on =)

Next is the toppings section. They have fruits and pearls and chocs and candies! Why not try the standard ones which is 3 toppings per cup? I had a good time mix and matching the flavours. Oh yeah! They have MORE THAN 10 yogurt flavours to choose from!

Yogurt flavours: Original, Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Peach mango, Blueberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, White chocolate, Mint and many more!!!

Play with your favourites. Kiwi, strawberry, mango, peach, grapes, honey pearl, fruitty pearl and many others! I love how kiwi and strawberry mix well with the sour flavour of their original yogurt. Slurps~ Ah I should have taken more last night!!! =P

Chocolate chips anyone? Needless to say, MY FAVOURITE! =P

Or maybe sunflower seeds for some of you? I think my mom would love to have this =)

Or maybe fruity pebbles? This is so gonna be my bro's choice. Am thinking of bringing them over once the shop is launch =)

The SUPER happy staffs preparing my yogurt! They're so friendly and are very attentive! Don't be afraid about your toppings cos one thing for sure, they ain't stingy! =D

My Blind Date with Berrylite. Chocolate flavoured yogurt with peach and fruity pearls. The toppings was chosen by them cos I was busy snapping photos around =P Just so you know, this is not the exact size. It's just our sampling size. Their smallest, Blind Date size is bigger than this.

Hook me up with Berrylite! My 2nd cup was chosen by myself. Kiwi and strawberry and never to forget, Oreo toppings! =D

I'm falling in love with this yogurt! Why? I'll list you my reasons.

#1 It's so smooth that it melts right when it touches your tongue. Hmm......
#2 It's not sweet at all! Of course it's yogurt~ 
#3 It's not too cold. Cos whenever I have ice-cream, I get that tiny sting on my gums but not this!
#4 Let me repeat, THEY. ARE. NOT. STINGY. WITH. THE. TOPPINGS. Hahaha!
#5 Need I say more? Oh come on! Go give it a try already!

Thank you so much to Faithlyn who extended the invitation to me. I had so much fun last night! Looks like Kuching has got a new hangout place~ Now stop complaining that there's no place to go on Sunday afternoon! =P

Berry Berry Berry LITE! I'm gonna go back for mooooooooooooorrrrrrrreeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

Let's see, I shall wait for more yogurt flavours that's gonna come in soon. And I'm gonna try all their toppings! Seriously, can I turn back time to last night and savour more? =D Pweeeess?

Ah? I forgot to mention when is the opening? OH NO!!!!!


1ST JUNE 2012

Mark this date on your calendar NOW! And you MUST drop by on their first day! Why? Read lah the huge photo attached below =D

Thank you to all Berrylite staffs! 
You guys are great!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Yin Yang Cake

Last night I baked another butter cake! But this time, mom was home with me and she indeed is a great helper. Of course where did I learn my baking from except from my one and only beloved mother right? =) 

Mom asked me to bake the cake a different way. Adding some pattern and not just plain dull butter cake. After I'm done with everything, before pouring the whole mixture into the baking tray, she add some Milo into half of the mixture. She was searching high and low for cocoa powder and vanilla essence but sadly we didn't restock them cos we haven't bake for so long. So she had to use Milo instead.

This was how the mixture looks like before bake. I called it the Yin Yang cake. Haha!

After one hour of baking. Yum yum! It looks yummy of course! But one thing I dislike about this cake is the smell. That very heavy smell of milk! I felt so yuck when I was doing the mixture. The butter that I was using has the super heavy smell of milk. And yes, if you do know me well enough you will know better that I do not drink milk.

Normally I use Planta to bake. But this time bf got me another type of butter. The one with the golden barrel picture. I'm so not touching the butter side of this cake. The Milo part, I just took a few bites and it's ok. Man I swear I'll NEVER buy that butter again! Nearly got me puking! =.=

Anyway, this cake is gonna be kept til Friday for that special getaway we're having =) I just hope bf's friends can help to finish it.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Gift From Singapore

Last Tuesday bf flew off to Singapore for some work purposes. Was there for only one night but heck things sucks much when I couldn't contact him at all! I had to wait for hours before he finally figured out how to use the public phones there. Luckily he found one nearby too. I think if it's Kuching then you will have tough luck searching for public phones eh. 

Oh if you're saying why can't he just call me up by roaming, let me tell you, his phone wasn't on roaming =.=''' I tried calling up Maxis and see if I can be the 3rd party and help set the codes and all since I'm his sub-line but nope, they don't allow me to do so. So I had to bear with the urge of sending him a text message. Seriously this sucks alot! But am glad it's just for 24 hours. 

That feeling when you can't contact your other half at all, not knowing where he stays and there's not a single way you can contact him cos he could be walking anywhere and even if you have friends there, they can't contact him either. That feeling is not a good feeling at all. But at the end of the rains, rainbow does appear. Receiving a morning call and hearing that voice is such bliss! 

Ok enough of my emotional crap. Bf is such love! He went shopping for my stuff when he's there. Cos he was all alone and there's so much time to be wasted before the next day, he went searching around for my clothes and accessories! 

A set of blue marbles necklace and earrings. Another 4 pairs of earrings. Boy I've never received so many accessories at one time! Given by my beloved is a plus! I'm loving that pair of long silver earrings. Spells PERFECT for dinner! =D

2 dress for me! He loves blue and me loves red. I know that's magenta but oh well it's still reddish =P Love the blue flowery dress! So summery~ Perfect for a beach day out!

Last but not least, if you ever get head-stuck and do not know what to buy for me, just get me CHOCOLATES! I'm a huge fan of chocolates! No I don't care how much fat it's gonna put me onto. I just love them to the bits! This time bf got me dark chocolates. Love!

Love is definitely happiness! Thank you dearie! 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bravo Delizze Cafe

Last Saturday, on our usual night out, initially we wanted to go Boulevard cos I received a call from Boulevard's staff asking if I wanna join their aeroplane chess competition again. But then after much thoughts, we're short of one person and the time might clash with another event, so I chose not to join. And since we're not heading down to Boulevard, we might as well just find a nearby place to have simple dinner.

Turned out our dinner wasn't that simple either =P We headed to bf's friend's place at 4th Mile. It's called Bravo Delizze Cafe located behind 688 at 4th Mile. It's a corner shop next to a pet shop. I kinda love the environment there =)

The 2 hungry pigs' dish. I find the plate very fascinating. But then it's way too big to serve anything at home. It's gonna take up more spaces on the table than needed.

Chicken chop with mushroom sauce.

Guinness Stout pork chop! 

I would say the chicken chop is as common as you can find it anywhere. But the main topic of the night was that Guinness stout pork chop. I for one never had a sip of Guinness stout and I would say, give this dish a try! It could be a lil too salty for me but who knows it suits all of you just right =) Probably I got too used to home cook's meal that I find the food outside rather salty. We don't use salt in our cooking at home. Hehe =P

Price wise, it's the standard price. I wouldn't say RM13.80 for such nice dish is consider expensive. A very nice place to chill with friends. Do drop by! Cheers~ =)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Blackie's Little Pups

Last week when I went to bf's place, I received awesome surprise! Bf's house has 2 dogs. Previously they had puppies but all were gone now due to sickness and some accidents. But then this time, surprise surprise! 

I was surprised by 9 little black and white puppies! They were so adorable! They're just a few days old so they have yet to open their eyes and can't move their limbs. They only snuggle around turning here and there. Super cute just watching them snuggle. Hehehe =D How I wish I can bring at least one home.

But bf told me that the puppies cos of lack of milk and proper food, half were gone. Left 5 pups now =( Sho sad! I have yet to visit them though. I wish the 5 that's left will be able to survive.

Ah this is the father of the pups. His name is Blackie. Ok so they did not call him Blackie. I just translated from its Hakka name. They called him Ah Bu which means ah black. Hahaha! Or just Bubu which means black black.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

It's that time of the year again. For everyone to give their mother a good treat! A time for all of us being children to appreciate our mothers. But then I kinda disagree to this statement. Everyday should be mother's day! Everyone should love and appreciate their mothers every single moment because without them, you will never be in this beautiful world~ So how was your celebration? Did you buy your mom a present? Or treat her out for dinner? Or maybe send her for relaxing spa? 

Last year me and my bro made pizza topped with heart made out of chocolates. This year, I decided to go for something extra! I planned the whole thing about a week ago. Made changes here and there. We celebrated a night earlier because Sunday noon my bro won't be home to help out. Not that he helped out much but still, an extra pair of hands is kinda useful at times like this.

The dinner we cooked for our dearest mommy! I modified most of the dishes into our own taste. Hehe =P

This is salad wrapped in poh piah skin. It's supposed to be warm outside and cold inside but we wrapped it too early and I dumbly didn't put them into the fridge =( Turned out a failure! Another mistake was the vege. Mom said I should put green leafy vege but instead should put beans. Ok no more next time. I'll just make proper salad =D

Sardin macaroni! My creation! Hahaha! Now this one turned out abit too saucy. Bro didn't like it much but mom managed to finish hers. Mistake is yes, I should have taken out the sauce instead of pouring the whole can. Dumb dumb!

Last but not least, the main dish of the night: Cottage Pie! I Googled up this recipe and told myself that I must do this! This one turned out to be a success! Except the part that my oven doesn't work well and neither does my electric oven. I need a proper oven to bake this pie. The base wasn't cooked like the top part which by right, they should be the same. It's still edible and yes it's very nice! Thumbs up for myself! =P

I would love to try again for the pie. But then again, I do need a proper oven first. So that I can control the top and bottom fire separately. Anyway, mom didn't complain anything. She was hyped at the sight of the Cottage pie. Hehe =) Hope she's happy with this meal. Will cook more interesting stuff next time. I wanna learn how to bake more varieties of cakes!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Labour Day

Just to update what I've been missing. Been slacking around way too much. Tried to busy myself with accounts yet I'm still so free at office that I got to sleep all I want and play all I want. Dang I need more work! Anyone has anything that I can bring to my office and do? Which doesn't require internet connection? Do let me know so I can have extra income =D

Labour day. A day every employee rejoice! Normally I would just stay home for the whole day or maybe hang out at Spring or just drag myself around town. But this year, I was swept off from the city to watch the very serene view of fishing boats and calm water........

I was back at where we had our first lunch date. Hehe =P Yes a place to remember indeed. Plus the food here is good! Oh but am so sorry that because it was a holiday, my blogging mood was also in holiday. Therefore, no photo of food. But we had the fullest lunch ever! And in the end, we had to cancel one dish cos we can't fill anymore into our tummy.

Nope. Not my coconut. I don't like coconut drinks. Just not my type. I'm better off with my loyal green tea. Healthy yet refreshing! =D

Rum raisin plus chocolate chips gelato from Scoops! Not in the same day but the weekend before Labour Day, the two of us went there for tea break. It's been so long since I had something cold. I'm not being banned or should I say warned by my mom and aunty that I'm not allowed to take anything cold. So please do not eat ice-cream in front of me! I warn you! =P

Monday, May 7, 2012

RWMF 2012 Ticket

I finally received my very first Rainforest World Music Festival tickets! Believe me, after so many years, this is my first time I'm gonna be there. Super excited! I finally found someone who will go with me. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~~~ I made the purchase online via Ticket Charge cos they were having promotion. It's only RM55 for adults ticket. There's service charges and all that but still, it's not expensive. Paid RM129 for 2 tickets for Saturday entry.

Hmm......why do I have a feeling that I'm not spreading my excitement through this post? What's up with me anyway. Ah forget it. Now I'm dreading for May to pass by fast so that June will come faster cos I get to have 2 getaways and then July will be my very virgin experience to the world's awesome party ever!!!

Oh by the way, it's super easy to access to Ticket Charge. You don't need to register (I was a noob!). All you need is just click purchase the tickets, fill in all your details, make your payment and then you will receive an email regarding your purchase and your password into Ticket Charge. So don't fuss over logging in before your purchase. It's safe. Trust it! =)

Right. What else do I need to mention here? Yes I need to pray. Pray that May goes by fast. As fast as possible. Cos bf is gonna be extra busy and that only means I'm gonna be left alone =( Boo! FLY MAY FLY!!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The DYak

Few weeks back, Dennis had this sudden call to come over Kuching for a day. But too bad, it really was just a day, not even night! So needless to say, a meet up is a must. Since it's a weekday, the only thing I can arrange is dinner as everyone was working. 

The poor guy, with his colleague, they were here since morning and their meeting only lasted for about 2 hours. The rest of the day? They actually marathon from Batu Lintang to Spring! What's more? They walked under the hot sun at 1pm!!! =.= Mind clapping your hands for them? Tell me which Kuchingite will actually walk that distance. No it's not that far but still, would you? Haha!

The whole day me and Mike was planning where to bring them for dinner. It must be something local else they're gonna kill us. After much thoughts, we settled down for The DYak. A rather new small restaurant located near HTC Centre that serves mainly Dayak food. Therefore the name, The DYak. I called up for reservation for in case.

6.30pm. Arrived there sharp. Total attendees, only 5 managed to show up. I was quite fascinated by the place. Kept looking around and took photos. Very Dayak style though it's fully air-conditioned, oh by the way, this place is quite cold so remember your jackets =)

Very fine looking place. Modern yet classic. Love the chandeliers love the antiques love the pictures all around the place. They even have a photo of the last Dayak princess hung up behind the cashier counter. Nice!

Love the ambience no? =) I love cozy places like this. Not some bright shining cafe.

Batik clothes are being placed on every table.

They even set oil lamp on each table to add spice to the atmosphere. Love!

Right, food time! We all waited for Mike to help us order since he's the only who went there before. Plus, I'm a noob when it comes to local food. Haha! I surrender!

This is er..........pork I think. Cooked with I-don't-know-what. Looks like some pork curry. I can't remember well. Eh don't blame me, I didn't bother to look at the menu except for the drinks section.

Oh this I know! This is my favourite that night! It's the sweet potato's leaves! Love this! A MUST TRY!!!

This is chef's recommendation of chicken cooked in Dayak style. Not bad. Tasted like what I always had at home. Heee~ I didn't know my mom can cook Dayak food. Haha!

Pork's intestines cooked with pineapple. Not a big fan but not bad. Oh crap! I forgot to take the photo of another dish! It's the chicken soup specially given by the owner of the place. I think his name is Vernom or something like that. Please forgive me if I'm wrong. Apparently Kuching is really small, the treat was given because Mike knows the owner. No wonder he was there before.

Last but not least, the famous dessert, ice-cream with tuak. Tuak is a type of Dayak alcohol. I didn't try on this because I had to send Dennis and Andrew to airport. Gotta drive so better keep away from alco. Though I really would love to try this. Hmm.....think I'm gonna go back some day =D

Thank you Dennis for the dinner treat and thank you Vernom for the special dish! I'll get a day and try some other dish there. Surprisingly the food was enough for 5 of us though the portion seems small at first. Not bad. Do give it a try guys. Worth your money!