Game Day Look (for the future)

The only way we can catch the NFL games over here is through TV. Which is sad because we can’t really feel the real vibes. But, I wish that one day I can actually catch one of the games live in action! For now, I have already envisioned what would I wear to watch my first football game!

The most important accessory to show support to your favourite teams is a cap! So I found this pretty cool company, Fanatics which has a huge variety of hats, beanies and caps from all of your favourite NFL, Nascar, and NBA teams! I picked this cap because I got a feeling that the L.A. Dodgers will be killing it this year!

mlb cap l.a. dodgers
Another reason I would wear this cap is because I think you can never go wrong with black! Plus, it has the Dri-FIT tech which is really important so that our heads won’t be dripping with sweat during the games. So our make-up will still be intact! 😉

I went for the full on Athleisure trend with this cap! I am all about the comfort when it comes to fashion and for these kind of events. Also, the pink sleek sling bag would give a nice pop to an all black outfit!

 

We should try matching our outfits according to our favourite team cap colours! It will be different than the usual match your accessories to your clothes approach. A great idea if you are starting to get bored of your style.

You can find a few caps in different colours from Fanatics. That way you can change the cap according to your mood! So what would you wear to a football game? Share your outfit ideas here or on my Facebook page! 🙂

No GST for Under Armour!

Are you for real?

 

Yes! Fellow athletes, fitness enthusiasts and loyal customers of Under Armour you may breathe a sigh of relief!

 

Under Armour Malaysia

Under Armour, one of the world’s leading sports brands and the second largest in the United States, has promised to absorb the 6% GST on all items sold in Malaysia. Customers will therefore enjoy the same prices on their purchases of Under Armour products, so you won’t be affected the new consumption tax.

“More and more Malaysians have cultivated a passion and love for sports and fitness, and we want to encourage this positive trend. By absorbing the 6% GST on all our items sold in Malaysia, we want to give athletes and fitness enthusiasts a reason to continue excelling in sports. We want to encourage active sports customers to seek the right products that will assist them to perform their best, to will them to become better and stronger athletes,” commented Michael Binger, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Triple Private Limited (Triple). Triple is Under Armour’s exclusive distributor in the South East Asian region.

With a penchant for innovation and performance, the brand has developed cutting-edge technology in sporting apparel, including its signature Compression Technology, driven by a vision to empower athletes everywhere to improve their performance.

Known for its bold, unconventional and attention-grabbing campaigns, sports label Under Armour is worn and loved by athletes around the world. Some of the brand’s ambassadors include personalities such as swimmer Michael Phelps, ballerina Misty Copeland and NBA player Stephen Curry.

Under Armour’s first Malaysian store opened recently at the iconic Suria KLCC, with several more in the pipelines, namely Pavilion, which is the second outlet that will be open in Malaysia on 6th April, Mid Valley (mid 2015), and Sunway Pyramid (late 2015). Under Armour is also available in sport specialty retailers as well as at selected gyms and studios.

So yes, you may continue to shop in peace in their stores! 🙂

illy Coffee Workshop and a clutch?

Surprisingly, coffee is still trending these days and after working on my coffee article for female Magazine Malaysia (September 2014 issue) which you can take a look below, I grew more interested about the beans. I worked hard researching and interviewing fellow coffee enthusiast which I think some of you might find familiar. 🙂 To be honest, I’m more of a tea person but sometimes, you just need coffee to function.

So last month, I won a pair of invites to a illy Coffee Appreciation Workshop, thanks to TimeOut KL! I invited my dear friend, Shad to come along and we made our way to Università del caffè della Malesia , fancy schmancy name!

Each of us got a cup of coffee of our choice before the workshop started. I went for the latte which was really nice and smooth! Then, we were given a little intro about illy, coffee and how to distinguish good and bad coffee.

 

They made a couple of really bad espressos and good ones to let us guess which is good or bad. You’ll know it’s bad when you get a burned or a super sour taste and that taste will stay in your mouth for a long time unless, you brush your teeth or something. It won’t even be drinkable because it was so bad but apparently, most cafes around here serve really bad coffee according to the experts. Also, Malaysian’s palate prefers a bit of bitterness in our coffee too.

 

Then, it was our turn to make a latte. They showed us how to work the coffee grinder, espresso machine and how to froth the milk to form latte art! I was in charge of the espresso and Shad is in charge of frothing the milk. The machine was really intimidating and, the milk steamer scares me.

 

Our work! I did the leaf and Shad did the heart! Not bad for our first time, huh? I have a new found respect for baristas who are really passionate in their work, it’s not easy juggling so many orders and trying to brew a perfect cuppa every time.

 

We also got an important warning from the experts, NEVER EVER ORDER COFFEE THAT COMES WITH 3D LATTE ART!!! I got told off by him because I asked if he could do 3D latte art.
So why we shouldn’t order that? Well, coffee is best taken hot so by the time, the coffee reaches your table with the pretty art on top, the coffee would have lost it’s freshness and the crema would be dry, so basically, you’re getting dry and cold coffee. If you want a cup of coffee that wouldn’t go bad after sitting for too long then opt for the cold options.

 

He made these so fast! Super cute designs too!

 

Shad told me to pretend that I’m enjoying coffee in the highlands.

 

While she drank to the hardworking coffee farmers!

 

Overall, it was an interesting workshop! I learned some really cool tips and tricks which I can’t wait to test out when I’m checking out cafes!

 

Group shot with the other participants! Shad and I were the lucky ones to hold the empty coffee tins. 😛

On another note, if you are looking simple and chic clutches that is just the perfect size, do check out Hashtag Malaysia ! I got this lovely clutch from them and I love it! I have my eye on the neon designs too! Better get a few before it’s gone! 😉

 

It comes with a detachable chain strap too that’s not too heavy too!

 

Two years and more to come! (at Fuego, Troika Sky Dining)

Been battling with flu and cough since last week and there’s seems to be no sign of it getting better, plus, my right eye had a mild infection which started on Monday but thankfully, it’s getting better. The beau and I celebrated our 2 years anniversary on 12 October and after debating on where to eat and etc, we decided on Fuego, Troika Sky Dining. The weather was not forgiving so we had to run through the rain just to reach for the other block where the restaurant is located, hopefully the Troika management can do something about it like build a shaded walkway.

Service-wise, Troika Sky Dining is one of the best, upon reaching we were ushered to Claret Wine Bar to wait while our table was being prepared. I have been to Fuego once for a cocktail shoot for the magazine I was working with before and during that time, it hasn’t officially open yet so I was curious to see if there was any improvements to the layout and such.

After we were brought to our table, I can say that nothing much has changed, it’s still a semi-outdoor dining and the tables were pushed back to the shade because there was a drizzle so as the wind blows, we get some natural facial mist (rainwater). Who knew it would drizzle the whole night? Also, my apologies for the bad pictures, it was dark and we only had a candlelight to shine on our food.

Drink of the day, Passion fruit caiprinha – RM38
I think they’re pretty generous with the alcohol over here because you definitely feel the kick after a few sips of this refreshing drink. More alcohol than passion fruit juice.

Starters

Stuffed Jalapenos – RM25
Nothing much to rave about for the jalapenos but I like the cheese they used to stuff it, it mellows down the heat from the jalapenos and gives a nutty aftertaste even without the addition of the crispy exterior.

 

Smoked Snails in the Jar – RM30
Can I just say that this was a bit of a disappointment? Looks great with the smoke was trapped inside but it tasted bland with a strong garlic flavour. I thought the smoke would give this dish an edge, taste-wise. I presume it’s suppose to be a cold dish as well? Snails were not overcooked but this dish just didn’t meet my expectations.

Main

Rare French Beef Flank (±500 gr) – RM125
The beef almost hit the medium-rare mark, which will put its name to shame if it did. Was it a bloody and yummy feast? Not really, it was just mediocre in the blood department and taste. It was chewy and you need a lot of sauce to enjoy the meat. Portion-wise, it was enough for us both because we are big-eaters.

 

According to the menu found on their website, it is coated with Peaty Whiskey Salt Rub, Yuzu & Black Pepper Sauce. The sauce lacked some depth, like there’s something missing in it or else it would have been better. I think some juice from the meat will make it better?

 

Pressed Potato – RM20
The beau picked this as one of our sides for our main. It’s a nice starchy addition to sort of cleanse our palate to eat more meat. I like the black olive tapenade on top!

 

Portobello Mushroom – RM25
I think this side was our favourite dish because them lightly grilled portobello heads mixed with the crumbled feta cheese and lemon yoghurt was just yum in our tummies! I guess I never tasted mushroom that has not been washed with water (We just love washing every single vegetable before cooking it hence, our mushrooms already absorbed some water pre-cooking.). For mushroom fans because it’s light and creamy and you get the real mushroom flavour with no water.

Dessert

Can I just say that this was basically the winner of the night? Like this dessert is hands down winner to us!!!

 

Leche Frita – RM25
This beauty right here is Deep Fried Milk Croquettes, Coconut Pudding, Lime Jelly, and Fresh Mango. Now imagine all those components together in your mouth. It’s so good to the point that I would order another plate of it if I had space in my stomach and I wouldn’t wanna share it. Actually, I would go to Fuego just for this. If licking the plate is not frowned upon, I would have done that too.
All in all, Fuego is a great place to catch up with some drinks and snacks while looking at the city view. Was the food worth the money? Not really. For me, I would go back for the Leche Frita and maybe try more of their tapas. I already tried their guacomole, which was alright, the special point is that they don’t use tortilla chips, they use deep fried plantains instead.

OOTN

I’m wearing a romper from Something Borrowed, oxford shoes from Jeffrey Campbell at Bazarro.KL, and mirror clutch from Jaspal.

Thank you for the gift too, my dearest beau, I’m sorry we had to exchange the bracelet to this purse instead, I have skinny wrists so buying bracelets is a challenge! It’s already stuffed with loads of nonsense but very little ka-ching. Must control thy spending!

 

Beachin in my dreams

I love Polyvore! Or you can say my love for Polyvore is back! Recently, I stumbled upon a pretty cool website called Glasses Online selling designer glasses and sunglasses plus contact lenses as well. Then, that Derek Lam, Sammy sunglasses caught my eye and my imagination went wild! I always have a thing for leopard-esque brown shades like these. Even when I’m playing Sims 3, I always make my character wear sunglasses like these with her swimwear.

I imagined that with that sunglasses, I would be lounging on the beach with a good book. Clad in a white one-piece swimsuit with gold flip-flops and a woven bag. Very Hollywood-esque. Well, only in my dreams I am living that glamorous vacation. But if I win those sunglasses then I am one step closer to my dream vacation! Help me get a step closer by liking my post on Glasses Online’s Facebook Page!
Life's a Beach!

 

Life’s a Beach! by kyelin13 featuring metallic handbags

So what kind of sunglasses will you bring to your dream vacation?