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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Stay Active and Moving Comfort with Neubodi

First of all, disclaimer for this post. I know you notice that I do post-process for most (or all for my recent years post) of my photo. But this post, I am just snapping using compact and not post-processing (or more know as editing or photoshop) at all! Just a simple resize and watermark.

As the Chinese New Year just pass by, it's time to reflect how much you have achieve. Be it you have set your New Year's Resolution that might have never persist more than February (I am saying my diet plan, I know you have been doing well *cough* else you wouldn't be interesting in reading this), or you weight gaining log on attending all these Chinese New Year Open house, Lou Sang, Start work  feast, company dinner, department lunch, department meeting, snack from colleague travel to overseas during Holiday period (T_T oh... my.. why am I forcing myself to remember these sad memories T_T).

For me, a foodie that had a fractured back medical history,  my weight log is always on the rise. I have tried to workout too, but none of them work too well for me. Whenever I start to workout, I stop earlier than what I plan to, because my back pain kicks-in and I am not able to move my waist and hips further until I get some rest.

So, when Neubodi approached me to give me he sporting attire Moving Comfort Sport Bra and Neubodi Active pants, I was really skeptical that it can really help me loose 1 pant size.

Jubralee & Haute Slim Pant

Moving Comfort is the sister company of Brooks sportswear, solely focusing on women's sports bra on the right fit and the right support for women.

They have a few types of bras and 2 types of stretch pants. The purple on the top left provide high waist stretch  to act against those stubborn spare tires; whereas the blue one on the right concentrate more on your leg's curve.

I took the purple one, because I think I need to focus on my spare tire. Those circles are getting comparably bigger than my boobs now. My experience in wearing the bra is that it let out too much accessory breast (note, beside my water mark). Other than that, it's pretty awesome. The stretchy material was able to hold my breast so that when I run, my 2 friends will not jiggle in front of me. Owning an E cup, I am not too afraid of the men's attention. I feel more annoyed by my jiggle-wiggle friend that fells like almost fall out from my chest whenever I run. Tell you what, I almost feel like holding those fats, each hand one during I run, so that they don't jiggle that much. As for the stretch pants, it's the most magical thing that can happen in a sporting attire. The moment I wear these, I can feel like the material is grabbing me so much that I starts to sweat even if I don't move. When I run with normal sports attire, I will start to feel ants bite only after running 2 km non stop, now by wearing Neubodi's Active stretch pants, I can feel the ant bites even just after 2-3 minutes of run. It's feel so good! I really like the ant bites feel, it's a effect I know I am doing the right thing. On the other hand, the high waist design supports my back injury, making me feel less tired even after long runs. 

Ya'll know I don't like exercise due to my medical history. The soreness on my back is too much to bare compare to a good looking curves. But for the sake of my beloved reader *cough* I have did it for you guys. I have tested it out and I have the results. A positive one indeed. Note that I didn't even exercise too often, just once week, around 25-40 minutes only.

The result: My waist have shrink 1cm. Well, although it was not as huge as the 1 pants size down promise, but looking by my extremely little effort, it's HUGE for me. I am sure in an alternate universe somewhere in a Galaxy far far away, 1 cm is equivalent to 1 pant size down XP. Beside, I can still cut down 1 cm while enjoying all kinds of post celebration calories. 

Well, the SHOCK news is, waist slimming down is NOT the only effect I encounter. I have made SIGNIFICANTLY visible progressive in cutting down cellulite and Edema. If I know these sports attire can do this, I should I record the whole process of before and after to show you. I didn't believe myself when I first realize it, but after my second attempt, the cellulite and Edema is even less than after my first use, only I realize how magical it was. I was only able to show the before and after of my last workout session.

This picture below, obviously, is my back side. I know I have a perky hips, so I watermarked it, you know, just in case someone steal it in the future. I am not belittle myself. I know girls (and even guys too), whether fat or slim can suffer from cellulite and edema at any age. I am having this problem as well. I have tried many methods, cream, exercise, cycle, used specialized Yoga pants, nothing works.At the end, the only thing I can do is to cover them up. When I first realist I have spider vein, I NEVER wear short parts/skirts out in public.
It took me a lot courage to take these picture, publish it w/o editing. 

It's clear than these un-regular fat build up make my leg looks lumpy and old :( 

So, on the same day, I paced for 2 km on a thread mile for 25 minutes, with speed around 5 to 5.5 and incline of 3.

The result is visible on next day:
The effect of Edema are almost gone. The irregular fat structure of cellulite was hardly visible and my leg don't look as buff as the day before.

Even I myself is so amazed by the effect, so I took a closer look.... and now I am a super creepy vain that likes to look at my own butt.

What say you? Do you want to try it out to see what it can do to you?

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Grand Season's Hotel Buffet [Food Review]

Last week, I had the chance to try out Grand Season's Valentine cum Chap Goh Mei dinner buffet with my dear and a few our mutual friend couple. A side from the special menu, I have chance to scout and try out their usual buffet menu as well. I am sorry that I am not able to provide a better name description for each dish, the caption below is the only thing that labeled on the dish. Hope the picture give you more idea of what's and what.



Sawara Teriyaki (Pan fried Tenggiri)

Teo Chew Duck with Peanut

Fish with Cheft's Special Sauce




Fresh Garden vegetable with roasted almond flakes


Stir Fried Vegetable

Rendang Daging

Ayam Masak Gulai Pedas


Various desserts


Roast Beef

Yong Tau Fu

According to Grand Season's website, the price is for Lunch buffet, is RM 55 p/pax; International buffet dinner (Monday to Thursday) RM 59 p/pax; Barbeque Buffet Seafood dinner (Friday to Sunday) RM 69 p/pax. Price not including service charge and government tax.

Overall, the comparably cheaper hotel buffet. You get what you pay for, don't expect you get Michelin standard here. I have tried their food, taste wise, its acceptable. However, the seafood is just decently fresh. I admire that they do not use chemical to preserve their sea stock, but again, don't expect sea side restaurant of seafood specialized standard here.

Oh yeah, another thing they get my respect is the variety of dessert. I am in love with their brownies, do try it out when you are there.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Dinner suggestion 2014

It's officially 14th of Feb, Valentine's Day. Though I heard a lot fireworks right now due to Chap Goh Mei Celebration, I ain't even mad, for it only become more Romantic <3
Yesterday I introduce a Chap Goh Mei cum Valentine buffet at Grand Season's Hotel, today, I have more to share:


Valentine's at Frontera, a Mexican affair
Venue: Frontera Sol of Mexico
Location: Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, 46200 PJ
Tel: 03.7958.8515

They even have different menu to cater your needs.
I have been to Frontera a few time and had 2 post about them, which is here and here. A place I do recommend.

Valentine's at Aria, a secret hideaway

Venue: Aria Restaurant & Bar
Location: 44G&M, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Damansara Heights,59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03.2095.0016

Valentine's at Mulberry, a night of decadence
Venue: Mulberry Restaurant & Bar
Location: Ground Floor, Bangunan Ming Annexe, No. 9, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03.2078.8830


Valentine's Roof Top 80s Party, a night for singles
Venue: Chulo Roof Top Bar
Location: Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, 46200 PJ


If you wish to have reservation on Frontera, Aria, Mulbery or Chulo, please contact Ramesh via 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Season's Cafe, Grand Season Hotel's Chap Goh Mei & Valentine Buffet 2014 [Food Review]

Hey ya, you know what? Love is in the air~ <3 <3 *cough* I mean a good way, nothing political, not associate with who or whatsoever. Any similarity is NOT purely coincidental BECAUSE Valentine's day is just around the corner *throwing confetti*

Chinese New year is coming to an end on Chap Goh Mei this Friday. Luckily or "Unluckily", it bump it into Valentine's day. I believe many of us, especially Chinese is having tug-of-war whether to spend this auspicious day with our family or our loved one.
Yea, Why not Zoidberg both?
I found out Grand Seasons Hotel's Seson's cafe have special buffet for both these important occasions, in the same place!
Salmon Yee Sang
Have you tried Lou Sang with your significant other during Valentine's day? That's  indeed new experience for me. Plus, you gotta bring along your parents. Oh, you tell me your parents hate western food while your loved one look forward for a romantic candle light dinner? No worries, bring your family along, dodge them and sit on another table LOL. Everyone need some space and your parent will definitely appreciate theirs. 

On the other hand, have you see so wide variety of dish in a single buffet set? 
Prawn cocktail

Chicken ham with Konbu

Salmon Sashimi

King Prawn with Special sauce

If you are not a cold cut person, great! Season's hotel have more special menu for the Chap Goh Mei.
Wok Fried Prawn with Patong Sauce

Grilled Beef Skewer with Teriyaki sauce

Fried Grouper with sweet and sour sauce

Note, these are just some special menu for the special occasion, they have their usual buffet menu as usual.

Chinese Cold Cut 4 Types on dragon Stand, Butcher Palate, Seafood Cocktail on Glass, Assorted Maki Roll, Avocado Cheese salad, Smoked Chicken Breast, Herring on Glass, Tomato Kanistick Salad, Bell Pepper Sausage Salad, Potato Mushroom    Vinaigrette, Smoked Salmon with Caper on Spoon, Fresh Seafood on Ice, Sashimi, Sushi Assorted, Jo Ho Char on Local Lettuce 

Fresh Highland mixed Local Lettuce, Asparagus Carrot, Japanese Cucumber, Red Cabbage, Garlic & shallot Confit, Black olive, Green Olive, Sundried Cherry Tomato Shaving - Parmesan, Herb Croton, Bacon Bit, Kernel Corn Salsa, Rojak Buah-Buahan 

Thousand Islands, Mango Honey Mustard, Italian, Vinaigrette Shallot, Caesar & French 

Fresh Assorted Maki Roll & Fotomaki, Shashime, Salad 3 Types & Condiments

Fish Maw with Five Tresure Soup – C
Roasted Golden Pumpkin Soup with – W
Roll & Butter 

Fresh Salmon Yee Sang with condiments, Display Pamelo and Mandarin Orange – C 

Tepanyaki with Condiments – J
Grilled Chicken & Beef with Condiments – M

Roasted Duck & Sesame Chicken with Sauce - C

Yee Mee, Brassica, Carrot, Mushroom, Starch Chicken, Prawn White, Fried Fish Cake, Chilli, Anchovies Gravy – C 

Grilled Saba Fish Fillet Teriyaki – W
Stew Lamb Cutlets with Saute – W
Assorted Mushroom
Baked Cannelloni Gra’tin – W
Vichy Carrot & Garden Green – W
Herb Marinated Beef Skewer on Smoked Gravy – W
Roasted Turned Potatoes with Bean – W

Steamed Home Style Garoupa Fish Head - C
Wok Fried XO Mussel Infused Bird - C
Eye Chilli Traditional Baked Beggar Chicken - C
Wolf Berry Stir Fried Prawn Shrimp Spicy Paste - C
Curry Leaves Stew Sea Cucumber Renion Prow Choy - C
Fried Ngah Ku with Rainbow Vegetable – C

Curry Ayam Debal – M, Ikan Tenggiri Asam Manis Berkuah – M, Rendang Hati Lembu Tok Su – M, Patelis Terung Seri Rampai – M, Nasi Putih – M

Baked Apple Cheese Cake, Mini Pandan Swiss Roll, Sesame Coconut Ball, Mixed Omochi, Assorted French Pastries, Nyonya Kuih, Kuih Kapeh, Fruits Tartlet, Chinese New Year Goodies, Fresh Slices Fruits, Variety of Mousse and Jelly in Mini Glass, Mandarin Orange Bread Pudding, Steamed Ningko, Deep Fried Ningko, Tong Yuen in Syrup

After a hearty, fulfilling dinner, what's next? Going to next station? No no no,

Deep Fried Ningko with Yam and sweet potato

Assorted lotus seeds aka Kuah Zi

Assorted cakes and mousse 

Strawberry Cheese Cake

Pineapple cake

Mandarin Oranges (note: those are not just freaking gold chunks, it's chocolate and it's taste freaking nice too)

How if you feel like a piece or 2 of Ningko but your loved one likes cheese cakes? Ya'll know what he answer will be right? ;)

Psst... going to buffet is a good way to control your Valentine's spending, no worry that your loved one will order dish out of your budget.
For reservation, please contact Grand Season via 03- 2697 8888 or email at