Saturday, 13 December 2014

Malaysian Furniture & Furnishings Fair 2014 @ Ideal Convention Centre, Shah Alam

Looking for a new home environment? No, I'm not persuading you to buy a new home property, just change the home setting and you can feel the difference!

Expensive furniture you are saying? The good news is here! Malaysian Furniture & Furnishings Fair (MF3) 2014 is near! It will be held at Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC), Shah Alam from 19th to 21st December 2014. Yes, it is on this coming weekend, perfect timing to usher in the new year!



MF3 is the signature event organized by The Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Furniture Entrepreneur Association (KLSFEA). Previously known as MFF, MF3 marks its 7th year of charm it brings about satisfying the growing needs of home buyers towards passion for better lifestyle, and branded furniture of export quality at best deals! 

Don't really have in mind of what you looking for? Need not to worry as by gathering different vendors in an exhibition, you can save the hassle of travelling to different shops and get more ideas. Attending exhibitions like this, this platform is a recognised launch pad for new products, and an extremely time-efficient way to keep up to date with the latest innovations. In this context, latest updates about furnitures and how you can furnish your house to your own liking!


This fair is ideal for anyone who is in the home furnishing and innovation industry. Day-to-day consumers or home-owners can also benefits from this fair with its amazing choice of products and fabulous deals.

Thinking of coming for 2 or 3 days instead of one? Enjoy FREE ADMISSION and take your sweet time. If you want to consider about your purchases first and come back the day after, definitely no problem about that!
Various activities will be going on throughout the exhibition;

1) Spend & Win
RM50,000 WORTH OF CASH & GIFT TO BE WON!

Spend minimum RM1000 in a single receipt and you are automatically eligible for one entry!

  • Present the ORIGINAL receipt, ORIGINAL credit/debit card transaction slip to obtain the Spend & Win Form at “Spend & Win Info Counter, Foyer Area”.
  • Submit the complete Spend & Win form to the Spend & Win Counter.
  • Draw of Spend & Win will be conducted at 7.30pm on 21st December 2014 at Spend & Redeem Counter Area, Hall 1.
  • Winners will be announced on the spot.

Spend & Win Period: 
19th – 20th December 2014 10.30am to 8.00pm
21st December 2014 10.30am to 7.00pm



2) Gift Redemption
REWARD YOURSELF WITH UNIQUE & SPECIAL GIFT WHEN YOU SPEND AT MF3

  • Spend a minimum of RM500 in a single receipt and you can redeem an awesome gift at the Spend & Redeem counter.
  • While stock last on daily basis.
  • Spend & Redeem Counters (Hall 1 & Hall 9) are open from 10.30am to 8.00pm.

3) Early Bird- Daily Goodies Bag & Cash Voucher
GOODIES BAG & CASH VOUCHERS IS AWAITING YOU!

BE THE 1st 111 VISITOR OF THE DAY TO GRAB RM33 CASH VOUCHER + GOODIES BAG

  • Spend your voucher at any MF3 exhibitors during 19th – 21st December 2014.
  • Register & Redeem at Registration Counter, Hall 1 Foyer from 10.30am onwards.

4) Register & Win

REGISTER YOURSELF AT THE REGISTRATION COUNTER AND STAND A CHANCE TO WIN AWAY ATTRACTIVE GIFTS WORTH MORE THAN RM50,000!

Daily draw is at 3pm on every show day.

Below is your reference if you're driving to IDCC:


Waze link: http://waze.to/lr/hw281qmcpj
Waze search key word: IDCC or MF3


If you're interested to find out more about MF3;



Photos belong to their sole owner.

Friday, 28 November 2014

The Front Door at Grocer's Inn

So far I can remember, I seldom or didn't #cafehop with my friends for the last uni semester. YES, the last here means LAST because I have finally graduated! It was quite a busy one, well definitely not because of the hectic subjects, but more to planning/doing research for travels and spending my own sweet time at home.

Going to Chinatown or also known as Petaling Street brings back a lot of memories. The familiar area where I will pass by after schools, from primary-secondary-pre-u. Things are different right now as there are so many coffee shops in this area! Back then this culture is not that popular yet.


The Front Door is located at Jalan Sultan, which is easily spotted when you walk down from the alley which connects to Wesley Methodist Church, SMK Confucian, MABA and BP House. 

We arrived early in the day (before lunch hour) so we got a table without having to wait. The tables are limited but the place is quite spacious. I prefer this as I don't really like a shop to be cramped with tables in order to bring in more business (to serve more customers at a time). If the food is good with great ambiance, no need to worry about customers not coming back next time or not willing to wait.

and soon after......

The time we went, they were serving soft launch menu. Not sure about now, I guess that is a good reason to drop-by again!

Prawn and Mango Salad - RM17
Lightly grilled prawn, sweet mango and cucumber salad tossed with spicy lime mint vinaigrette and topped with roasted sesame almond.  


The Front Door Signature Toasts
1 slice - RM6
Set of 3 slices - RM18
Set of 5 slices - RM25

Below are the five choices that we picked!

Honey/Cheddar/Bacon/Strawberry

Cream Cheese/Cucumber Ribbon/Smoked Salmon/Capers

Peanut Butter/Caramelised Banana

Mozzarella/Green Apple/Almonds/Salted Caramel

Cream Cheese/Asparagus/Sautéed Mushroom/Hard-Boiled Egg

We spent some quality time there while enjoying our food. There are some other items that I wish to try when I go back next time! A suggestion for you, you might want to head there during weekdays (in the morning) as a friend of mine who is working there told me during weekends, there is always a crowd outside even before the cafe is opened.

The Front Door Cafe
78, Jalan Sultan,
50000 Wilayah Persekutuan,
Kuala Lumpur.

Nearest Star LRT station: Masjid Jamek
Nearest Putra LRT station: Pasar Seni

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

JYJ in Bangkok #2

In case you're looking for #1.

24/9
Photos taken during press conference.


/is it only me or the pictures' quality deteriorates after I uploaded them? hmmm


25/9
I feel so tired yet excited in the morning. Hardly have a good sleep but soon it was time to get ready to go to the venue!

The venue is quite far from the city centre thus explains the long journey there. Around an hour? But it was incredibly fast when we went back to the hotel after the concert! (more on that later)

Part of the reason we want to reach there as early as we can is because we were told there is a long queue already! since 9am, and I was still lying on my bed at that time checking updates lol. Anyway, we reached there around 12.30pm and the queue is long but still acceptable (at least to me, because after that it became so longggggg, enough to be compared with Japan dome tour). Luckily the area is opened at 1pm, so it wasn't long till the queue starts moving.

Lucky us who managed to get the official goods that we want! Sooner or later it was all sold out and there are fans that keep asking around whether are there any extra items? Well it is hard to help them unless we bought extra. Accidentally bought extra a cushion cover and we managed to sell it off! LUCKILY because it is quite expensive to be frank.....

There was a small incident when we were getting the official goods. 3 of us wanted to get lightsticks  (it is such a symbolic item which means you go to that particular concert ><) but only one person was in the line. and then I (who wasn't in the queue) receive a text from my friend: "1 person 1 lightstick". Instantly I was dumbfounded, why the staffs didn't say that earlier! And it was too late to queue from the end because it was so long and we aren't sure we can get the lightsticks even if we do that. Thanks to the wide friend connection, we managed to buy the remaining 2 lightsticks that we want! At that point of purchasing, few items are already sold out, including RED lightstick. There are 2 colours available, RED and WHITE. For me I wanted to get the white one so I am fine with it. My poor friend who wanted to get the red one..... Anyway it is better than nothing, because we feel relieved that we managed to get it and not any unofficial ones.

Nothing much after getting the merchandises and we were so tired already hence start to look for places for an early dinner! Everywhere is so crowded with fans and toilets are always full. Even getting into the toilet is so difficult, regardless how we keep looking for some other restrooms LOL. After dinner we were just sitting on the floor waiting for the door to be opened. Yeah it sounds pathetic but it was fun actually! At the mean time trying to get some rest. But how to calm down at that time? We can even hear them rehearsing inside and fans shouted and yelled whenever they heard it. So my friend and I decided to walk around the venue and take pictures! Fanclubs are really awesome as they decorate the place so nicely and many standees for photo-taking too!

in the concert
The concert started late. It was expected because it took so long to check the fans' belongings! The securities were quite strict of us not to bring any food/camera. But there were too many people and in the end they just let us go abruptly. 

The hall is quite small, which is good as we can see them nearer? But the zone division is bad and I would definitely say not worth the money for some zones. Luckily I'm satisfied with my seat!

Sitting next to me was Japanese ahjumma fans. They are very polite and I don't know why am I too shy to greet them. Luckily my friend did so that we actually don't look that ignorant hahahaha. They asked us where are we from too! They must be so happy now that JYJ is going to have dome tour in Japan.... (news isn't released during that time so I guess that's why they came)

in conclusion; THE CONCERT IS GREAT, SO GREAT. I'm just glad that I came to this concert, gave myself such a good time and memorable experience. ❤❤❤❤❤

soon we were chased out from the hall by the authorities (because we stayed in there for too long even after the concert ended) and we were lost at first because out there is a mess. We got into a cab (yay!) which offered quite a high price (mehhh) but good thing is, we reached our hostel in 20 minutes. That was really fast compared to the time we took to the venue in the morning and he drove so fast! One of their culture and it is good to experience it LOL

Managed to record a video during closing ment. Looking at this, it somehow terrifies me how one month can pass so fast!


A video posted by KIMMY (@kcasse1226) on

This trip ended happily and I couldn't stop smiling when I think of this impromptu decision I made. Happy to know new friends and we keep in touch ever since. :) Hopefully it didn't take too long till we meet again!



Photos taken with Canon G12.


Sunday, 5 October 2014

Review: Bidanpo Mediental Botanic Garden Mask (Lemon)

Mask has been my favourite lately. Of course in terms of skincare products. During younger days, I was very lazy to put that sheet or thin layer on my face, having in mind that it is not a crucial step. Well, how much can an application helps? I WAS WRONG. Even though a single time can't help, if you doing it consistently, I'm sure there are some rewards waiting for you at the end!

I find that sheet masks are very convenient! Not very recent, as I grab a few boxes of them in Singapore few months back! Especially with the Rilakkuma characters printed on it. Without the need of washing it off, I can have mask pampering time even during my short trips!

Bidanpo Mediental Botanic Garden Mask comes with a variety of choices with distinct determination, which I'm sure doesn't sound unusual to you; 

Acaiberry - Helps your skin retain moisture, creating a lively glow.
Broccoli - Makes your skin comfortable and clean with no trouble.
Lemon - Makes your skin clear and pure.
PumpkinHelps to lift skin and boost smoothness & elasticity.
Tomato - Makes your skin moist and elastic.
The one that I'm going to introduce is the Lemon animated emoticonLemon animated emoticonLemon animated emoticon mask!

  • Fresh Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract and Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract vitamins transparent components are delivered to your skin clean and pure.
  • The natural cellulose tencel sheets are highly dermotropic and fixed easily on skin. They are helpful for intensive skin care and deliver the effects of enriched-essence softly.
When I read the description, I can't wait to try on the mask because of its highly dermotropic! I like the feeling of it being stayed still on my face despite that I was doing my work. A crucial point as I don't have to worry it will fall off and become a mess!

Directions of Use:
1. After cleansing, even out skin using toner. Take the mask out of its package, unfold and place the sheet on the face. 
2. Rest comfortability for 15-20 minutes and remove the mask.
3. Remove the mask, and let the skin absorb the remaining essence by gently patting the skin. 

There isn't any visible result for the first time I used it because I believe that it takes time for result to be delivered. However, I'm grateful that it doesn't cause any rash or itchiness after the application. With the fact of me having sensitive acne prone skin, I would make sure the skincare products I used are free of harsh ingredients and non-comedogenic.

If you would like to try this mask as well as some other varieties of it, check out Hishop Malaysia which will bring them to your doorstep! You are welcomed to try on a single pack first to see how it goes with your skin.

With the even better news, you will be entitled a 15% off rebate with your Hishop purchases, just key in 

KIMBERRYY 

upon checking out!


Website: http://www.hishop.my/
Facebook: HiShop Malaysia
Twitter: @hishopmy
Subscribe to HiShop: http://www.hishop.my/subscribe

Enjoy the effect of masks brings you and it is important to have some precious pampering time for yourself!!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

JYJ in Bangkok #1

I'm sure this is the most updated post ever in my blog. While the memories are still fresh in my mind, gonna take the chance to jot it down!


Before 23/9
First time going to Bangkok. Well I'm more than happy to meet my friends there (although they are from Malaysia too), just that we went there on a different day. Didn't know that they are going at first. Then we decided to stay in the same hostel and sit together in the concert!

Thailand is the first foreign country that I went to without knowing its language. There is a language barrier but luckily with gestures pointing here & there and English - written signs, things are still manageable.

BKK is definitely not in my #solotrip list prior to this. Hmmm as if like if I want to travel alone, judging every aspects of it, BKK is never in. LOL

This trip is just getting real when the JYJ concert in BKK is confirmed. Date and location are perfectly matched with my schedule and budget. YEAHHH BKK here I come!

First thing I did was: telling my mum I'm going to BKK. It is a kind of responsibility that you share with your family with your decisions? I told her honestly the reason why and she just "Oh why not Singapore". How I wish there is a concert stop in Singapore too! Her concern: "you haven't been to BKK before".

I'm glad that my mum put her trust in me! She knows exactly my attitude or the way I do things. And my passion to travel is like SHE KNEW IT WITHOUT THE NEED OF EXPLANATION. hahahah

Then it is homework time........ Google has been my reliable best friend all these while. Going to an unfamiliar place alone, you just have to solve your doubts. Everyone would want a pleasant trip right! And because this is not a trip that I have free time to linger around, I just have to be sure about the venue and transportation and etc.

The most crucial part of all is.... Getting the concert ticket. If I can't get it then no point going right? Tickets are prior released to the locals first and I didn't worried as much as pre-sale is only 60% of it. As expected, the expensive tickets (or those zones that I aimed for) are all sold out. Even if I used the word expensive, the overall ticket price is actually quite cheap. Compared with other concerts, in BKK you can see them in the nearest distance for approx RM550. Well if there is a chance they held it in Malaysia, the price will surely more than this and strikes up to at least RM1000. Imagine the most expensive seat for JYJ showcase in Malaysia four years back was RM1000. With their increasing popularity, the price is not going down and we will need to fork out at least a thousand. We fans know that it is so not worth it to watch a concert here, unless you have a free ticket or you really like the artists.

Luckily still managed to grab the tickets when the official sale is launched. We struggled quite a while to get the zone we seated. Long story cut short, we are satisfied with it when we stepped into the concert venue! :)

Among all the surprises that came along for this concert, I was so lucky to get selected into the press conference fan zone! The press conference on the day before the concert is opened for everyone, since it takes place in a shopping mall. Thought of going to catch a glimpse, because why not? Told myself that it will be so crowded which turns out to be so trueeeee. 

Soon after there comes an announcement from concert organiser that 400 fans will be selected for the Lucky Fan Zone of press conference while 150 fans will be selected to get a limited edition poster with JYJ's signature (only one singer). I choked when I saw my seat number is in the list for fan zone!! I haven't strike a lottery before! Too happy till I'm lost in words! I'm glad that I can make it too because my flight is the day before. Some couldn't make it because they booked their flight on 25th instead. :( talk about luck. :/

And YAYYY that's it and I patiently wait for the day to come! 


24/9
Spent my day here waiting. Luckily it is in a mall but not outdoor venue! Imagine the scorching sun and unpredictable rain. Queuing to get the pass (sticker) to enter the fan zone and wait again for the PC to start. I feel grateful because many fans started waiting to get a good spot at that instance the shopping mall opens. 

Thanks to my friend's camera and I love it! It zooms better than mine and user-friendly too. So far this time (during PC) is the nearest distance that I had been with them! Not forgetting the fans' pushing effort... Less than 3 metres, I don't even have to zoom the camera to get their shots!

The news states that 3500 people gathered for their PC, which I doubt it is even more than that. Their popularity is insane! Even the staffs from coffee shops on upper level just keep taking their photos using DSLR. lol

The PC doesn't take long, only around 30 - 45 minutes? It started late though. After taking some shots I stopped. I would rather enjoy that moment and witness their interactions. Since the medias will release more HD photos later!

After the PC ended, the place was a mess. Since I was stuck in the fan zone, it was hard for me to leave unless the people behind me do so. And in my mind I just want to get some food because I was too hungry. Fans taking their turn to take photo with the gigantic stage back drop but I was too tired for that. With the huge background and everyone keep butting in to take their photos..... I would prefer the smaller one!

At this point I was quite excited for the concert already. It's getting realllllllll.



Will continue about the D-day and posting some pictures as well in upcoming #2!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Favourite Music #10: Nostalgia

Didn't realised it has been so long (6 months) since I wrote a post recommending songs that I love!

Few songs that are in my playlist currently, here goes:

Tohoshinki - Wedding Dress (Memories ver.)



Tohoshinki - Wedding Dress (Memories ver.2)


These are 2 different music videos for the song "Wedding Dress". I love it when I first listen to the rhythm. With all the photo collages in beautiful setting, the calm feeling (what I love the most in Japanese songs) is inevitable.

In their live concert, the atmosphere is so good and there is a water fountain in the centre of the stage while they were singing. I am really jealous with BigEast who attended the concert tour. :(


Super Junior - No Other


While arranging my music folder one day, I found this song and start listening to it again! This song is released back in year 2010, somehow I feel nostalgic how many years has passed. Not a big fan of SJ, but this lovely song is an exception. So sweet!


JYJ - Baboboy


From their latest album "JUST US", honestly I enjoy listen to it. I mean EVERY SINGLE SONGS in this album. It has been so long since I have this patience and not be picky about songs that I choose to have a first try hearing it. 

Anyway, this is one of them which I am addicted to it! To the extent that I search for their live performance online and have it on replay. Deep down I know that there will be no surprise when I go to their concert....... but idc. this is addiction. or craziness in me. 


MBLAQ - You & I


The theme song of Korean drama "Scent of A Woman", which is released back in year 2011. Two reasons that I watched this: cameo appearance of Junsu and the main actor Lee Dong Wook. Nevertheless, this is a very inspiring show as it tells us that there is no ugly woman in this world. Work hard and be confident is the way to succeed!

Junsu - You Are So Beautiful


Another OST from the same drama. Junsu's voice is so touching and yeah I admit that I cried a little at first like what Yeon-jae did. Meaningful lyrics and a heavenly voice, what else can you ask for in a song? Definitely make me fall in love with it again after some time. That butterfly feeling when you listen to your favourite songs after you forget about it for a while?

Didn't know what should I name for this blog post.... Since it is a compilation from the past, nostalgia it is. Thanks for reading! :)

Friday, 19 September 2014

Unboxing Fashion Culture Box July Edition


Fashion Culture Box is ain't that familiar to beauty addicts anymore, I believe. With only RM60 per box, you can add more fun into your daily look and be unique!

Every month, there will be 3 different styles for you to choose from. Fashion items and beauty products that fit the style of your choice, so no worries of getting something that doesn't suit the theme that you pick.

For the previous July edition, there are 3 themes that are available:
  • Inspired by Music: Rocker Queen
  • Inspired by Music: Love Story
  • July Special: The Hijab Box 

And the one I got is......



It is not hard to guess at all from the music video I suppose? :)


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White box with black crown logo, it looks simple yet elegant.

Upon opening the box, this is what you will see. 
A ribbon is tied neatly with the white card attached, 
and a black craft paper to keep the items inside well organised.

Extra care (put into a bag) is given to these accessories so that it wouldn't be scratched easily. 
Plus-point for this! 

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Shokubutsu Shower Foam
  • Reintroducing the richness in bathing tradition around the world that is now enriched with Plant Collagen to help you rediscover the Youthful, You!

3 scents available:
  • Oriental Charm - Power of Herbal Restoration
  • Balinese Escape - Power of Lulur Renewal
  • Onsen Therapy - Power of Mineral Revitalization

Genesis ProGumCare Enhanced Formula Toothpaste
  • An ultimate solution for total oral care, healthy gum and teeth protection.
  • With natural plant extract Vitamin C & Allantoin.
  • No fluoride & SLS.

Personally, I love the sunglasses the most! tbh, if I were supposed to buy one, I would choose something which looks cool rather than girly/sweet. And this sunglasses came right to me!

My #ootd for the other day with the sunglasses and #love necklace.

Love how an accessories can cancel out the dullness of an outfit, to make it more presentable!
Didn't wear the pearl ear piece as I usually don't wear them.

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Interested to know what theme it is for this month? Or some useful tips to bring out the fashion sense in you? Inspirations?

Go to FCB related webpage to unveil more!

Instagram: @fashionculturebox


Look. 
Touch. 
Feel. 
And Experiment with Style.



Thursday, 4 September 2014

20 facts about KimChow

Tagged by some friends on Instagram and Twitter, so I decided to write a blogpost about it. (Yea I know Jane did a post too, please don't try to compare or say that I'm a copycat.) The best thing is that there is no word limitation (yay!) and I hate to type so long in that tiny little phone keyboard.

  1. Kimberley is my real name. It is in my birth-cert and IC and passport registration.
  2. I hate it when people trying to call my Chinese name just because they doubt that I named myself Kimberley for convenience purpose.
  3. I have poor eyesight.
  4. I have low self-esteem because of my blemished face.
  5. I have big foot. It is hard for me to choose a nice-looking footwear to match with my skinny legs. Imagine big shoes but small legs?
  6. You can say I have skinny long legs (tqvm) but not skinny.
  7. I see things but I don't react to it unless necessary.
  8. My favourite author is Sophie Kinsella.
  9. '5' means a lot to me.
  10. I chose to study Actuarial Science because of my strength, not interest. Which I honestly think it is pathetic.
  11. Travelled to Singapore, Taiwan, Bali, Sydney and Bangkok (veli soon). All on my own expenses except for Bali trip.
  12. Bora Bora. At least once in my travel journey.
  13. Want to experience New Year's Eve celebration in New York City. The most happening NYE celebration around the world is there!
  14. People who can't speak/write English with proper usage of grammar pissed me off. BIG TIME. Reading their written pieces put me into migraine.
  15. I care about what people whom I love says about me but totally capable to neglect those from people whom I don't care about.
  16. I'm afraid of my sister. Or I give her the authority to make choices for me. If she decides to have Western food for dinner tonight, even I wanted to eat korean bbq so much..... I will just give in. My mum told me "this is the way you love your sister."
  17. I hate people not being punctual. Unless with a valid reason. If this is one of their personality traits, I will seldom want to go out with them anymore. 
  18. I love to sleep. And get on the bed early. Opposite things might happen if I am travelling unless I'm really tired.
  19. I wish to visit the primary school that I went during National Service Community Service on year 2008. The school is just located along the beach!
  20. Till now, there is only one girlfriend who I can think of that if I am a guy, I will definitely chase her. lol
That's it! 
Enjoy the fun! I'm sure it is good to arrange your thoughts once in a while.


Monday, 1 September 2014

Bondi Beach, NSW

An overdue post as I can't believe that few months had passed since I came back from Sydney. 

We went to Bondi Beach on the 4th day we arrived. The beach that Prince Charles the Duke of Edinburgh came during his visit! The weather is so cold that we didn't bring along our swimming attire. Typical Asian-minded right? Who will want to go for a swim when it is so cold out there..... Well it proved us wrong as the beach looks so gorgeous! The sand is so soft that my shoes sank into it when I stepped on the beach. Quickly took if off and enjoy the tickle!

Once we got down from the bus. We don't know where to get down at first, but once we saw the beach, just press the bell and hop off!

Giving pretty much California/Hawaii feel huh? Definitely can't have this kind of feeling in Malaysia.


The view is so mesmerising. We spent time sitting at the cliff, enjoying the sea breeze and indulge in this beautiful place. Words can't describe how stunning Bondi Beach is, the number 1 must visit beach spot in Australia. The contrast is, we were feeling so cold but not them! People living there were still wearing light clothing, sunbathing, surfing and swimming. The swimming pool at the side of the beach is open for everyone, you can have a swim there as long as you are wearing swimming attire. Just look at the fierce wave which hits the pool!

Yup, I'm welcoming September with all these sceneries in my mind.


Pictures are taken with Panasonic Lumix GF3.