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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Up2U Cafe 10th Year Anniversary! This 31st March! | Damai, Kota Kinabalu

credits to massy at maslight's blog

they are having the best 10 10 10 promotion with super value meal! RM10 for selected menu on for 1 day! celebrating their 10th Anniversary this coming Saturday! Go have a treat for value!

Up2U is a laid back chill cafe, that serves simple classical western food and finger snacks perfect for the yumcha night out! they have shishas and alcoholic beverages, along with reallly creative drinks! 
it was my first time being there, but i have heard so much about this place from friends and family telling me its their hangout spot and the food there is superrrr yums. finally get to experience it myself!


Spaghetti Cabonara with mushroom soup and garlic bread
Spaghetti Bolognese with mushroom soup and garlic bread
pasta pasta, i've been a regular pasta eater lately. their bolognese feels so much at home! just like how mom makes it! simply yums while the carbonara really made my day, because i have found a place that serves legit carbonara for supper.

Chili Dogs and fries with root beer float
Cheesy Dogs and fries with root beer float
the doggies are new to the menu as you can see, they have yet to announce its menu price. but these are pretty packed with flavours and i personally have to say they nailed it for cheesy dogs! plus! serving with rootbeer float! yay plus point!

Big Kahuna Burger with salad and fries
mayday mayday maydayy.. if you are not a big eater, i suggest to share this piece of big kahuna! patty is spiced with herbs topped with cheese and grilled onions. it was huge as big as my palm! and can you imagine they have an XL version of it as well for the brave challengers? hahaha

Chicken chop with 3 different sauce to choose from :
black pepper, mushroom sauce and cheese sauce
loved the cheese sauce version, the chicken was cooked nicely with tender meat and so flavourful!
while the onion rings are all the rage when i arrived! it was already all eaten up! soooo.. you should already know its a must order!

credits to massy at maslight's blog
the desserts and drinks are affordable too! with price range from RM4~RM7. I love the the lychee series! refreshing and darn creative with the names! Noteworthy one as i tried the Golden Mellow, lychee and mango combination! bursting with joyyy

31ST MARCH 2018 | SATURDAY! 6:30PM - 1AM

Up2U if you you miss out this chance ya!

Up2U Cafe, Damai Kota Kinabalu
Price Rage : RM8 - RM34
serves no pork | serves alcoholic beverages

Opening Hours : Tue - Sun!
Brunch  11AM - 2PM
Dinner/Supper 7PM - 1AM

until next magical day,
Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Tapau Goodie Bag Review | The Butterfly Project Malaysia

hello hello!
remember this little takeaway bag from my SEO+C Workshop?
if you haven't read about it yet, here's the link to What I've learnt on SEO and Content during that workshop organized by the lovely people at The Butterfly Project!

so what's inside the goodie bag? 
it filled with quirky skincares that i have never quite imagine i'd get! hahaha from lips to under arms to a watermelon looking soothing gel! you name it! i've tried it all out and compiled it into a small mini review below! 

  • Ladykin Watermelon Gel check out the detailed review soon!
i actually will be posting a much detailed  review on this,  do stay tune for it! i am already halfway through the bottle so please look forward for my blogpost for a detail review on its texture and its overview! and yes, it smells like real watermelon.

  • LANEIGE Trial kits & Water Sleeping Mask
the brand itself says it all for all hydrating glory. the trial kits comes in super cute mini packs that lasted a few applications! definitely yes to these hydrating skincare regime!

  • koelf Cosmetics Gold Royal Jelly, hydro gel mask pack
THIS IS GOLD! like literally. the mask itself is also gold. was so happy to try out a hydro gel mask! they are usually quite pricey and i breaks my wallet sometimes so i've always opt for cheaper sheet masks alternatives. but trying this out made me feel like i'm going to be burning my wallet soon on hydro gel masks! WILL DEFINITELY BUY THIS AGAIN AN DO A DETAILED REVIEW!

  • Plumeria Point Pads by Pure Smile
i have to be honest! no idea what these were for and how to use them at first! hahaha cause they aren't like the usual cucumber eye pads, but are meant for the face and parts of our body that needs some hydration! it come with 10 sheets in a resealable pack! perfect for travel use and sharing! left a soft hydrated feel! 

  • Choosy Herb Lip Pack by Pure Smile 
well, was really caught off guard that there's a mask for lips. i have dried lips and crack lips occasionally, i usually would use a lip balm to fix out of desperation cause i'm not a fan of the buttery feeling! but this was actually quite fun to use, but might not live up to its name of moisturizing it fully. my lips did become soft for awhile, but wears off after some time. might try out a detailed review on this just to test it out in the future! perhaps perfect for that date out with kissable lips? 

  • Beuins Soothing Sleeping Mask
slab on sleeping mask which I loved the light texture and the calming smell this mask has! the pack was a one time use so i can't elaborate on anything, but I will definitely consider buying the full size for a better feel for it. and look up more details for this pretty cool mask up for curiosity!

  • Angel Factory Under-Arm Perfume Peeling Pads
of all in the goodie bag that got me off guard, this was number 1! literally googled on what and how it works! its a pad that helps clear off dead skins and cleans the underarms. again had fun using it! haha

  • WHAMISA Organic Flowers Lotion sample
probably the only one i was neh hate-love relationship from the tapau pack because i didn't really like the smell of this one. it has quite the strong lotion smell which to be honest, do not really like. but but but wait! aside from the smell, it was quite impressive because it didn't really left a sticky after feel but you definitely feel its lotion-ed! haha 

  • AQUABLOSSOM White Effect OLED Cream sample
well, the cream texture and whitening effect does has a punch. I suppose people might use it for a base before make up? but cream based isn't really my cup of tea because of the sticky feeling and sometimes too heavy for my face, eventhough i have dry skin type!  but I've seen it sell of really fast on Althea. so who knows?

so that's all inside the tapau bag! hope that this might give a little glimpse of the products to everyone, because they really did hint some curiosity in me to try out some good stuffs! funky and kinda cute but also odd to know these little little stuffs exist for the beauty of it! hahaha it took awhile to finally finalized this post! but yes.! had fun trying all the goodies out! 

have you tried any of the stuffs? 
share some experiences with me so i can really consider doing a full review on some of them!


The Butterfly Project Malaysia is a community group that helps bloggers grow and learn!

The Butterfly Project
"The name was inspired by a local magazine - Female Magazine when they showcased a series of challenges for a group of women to undergo makeovers ranging from beauty to lifestyle called the Female Butterfly Project. Much like America's The Swan without the plastic surgery and dental work. Since then, Tammy has initiated her own group of women bloggers to inspire and challenge them to makeover themselves through blogging. The community's tagline "Beauty From Head To Toe" meant becoming beautiful from the inside and out."

they have amazing people and are super friendly! all pumped and active with activities and events for the community. It really is a place to get you motivated and grow too. :) I thought they deserve this little share to bring more love to the community! and to say thank you for the goodie bag along with Althea for the goodies inside! 

so if you're wondering, come and join the lovely group and sayyyy hello! 


until next magical day,

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Hello Stranger Cafe | Riverson, Kota Kinabalu

walking down the streets with strangers passing by, we often think that everyone is a mere being on it own pace, but there is also sometimes when we meet really nice strangers who turn into best of friends!

Seated nicely along the Walk in Riverson, Hello Stranger first caught my attention was their unique branding. I am a sucker for the word ‘hello’ and there is no reason behind it, but the word just speaks openness and warm welcoming don’t you think? Plus! somehow the alphabets just make me smile every time I see it. I can even declare its my favorite word of all time.

credits to Hello Stranger's facebook page

The interior is cozy and lighted lightly with a laid back atmosphere, perfect for silent quality time or a unwind relax catch-up. The couch is perfect for a lazy dayyy reading! All in all, the place reminds me so much of the western homes yet with an edgy modern touch to it. – yes, the book shelf has extra point for having that moving ladder you see in old western libraries! Kinda nice for an impromptu backdrop for photoshoots too! Haha – hints hints 

I am personally a Vietnamese food fan! So when I found out they serve Vietnamese and asian fusion it was excitement all over because I can have my Banh Mi craving satisfied here in Kota Kinabalu! Yay! Served with Banh Mi baguette, they have options for Lemongrass Grilled Chicken, Beef or Tofu! as well as Teriyaki Beef or Chicken. | RM10.90 ~ RM16.90

Also not forgetting! Viet Cold Noodle Salad –Tofu, you can also opt for Beef or Chicken, one of my all time favourite Viet delicacies similar to the summer rolls! Served with fish sauce and lime! It’s refreshing and perfect for those who are watching weight or vegetarians. | RM10.90 ~ RM16.90

Another noteworthy on the menu is the Butter Chicken Linguine, full of flavours on every chew. The warm butter sauce sticks on the linguine blended well together with crunchy fried chicken katsu! though it was all devoured before I could take a proper solo photo of it! i'd highly recommend you to try it yourself!| RM15.90
Eggs Benedict lovers! here's where you can get your brunch fix with selections from Smoked Salmon to Chicken Ham! they also serve sandwiches  | RM13.90 ~ RM16.90

They also serve selections of cakes displayed for sweet tooths! Matcha Honey is a must try! The cream is infused with honey which you can really taste the heavenly fragrant of the honey yet not too sweet with just the nice light spongy cake.  | RM12 per slice

They have drinks variety from soft drinks to lemonades, I might not be a coffee person, but the Vietnamese coffee would be something you should try out if you enjoy a nice coffee kick! – Psst it’s my dad’s favourite.| RM6 ~ RM14

credits to Hello Stranger's facebook page

thus, my final verdict - overall food is flavourful and delicious. although slightly on the pricey side for the portion served but is a definitely good place to chill and try out if you're a vietnamese cuisine lover just like me! 

My Ratings:  
Hello Stranger Cafe, The Walk Riverson
Price Range : RM10 - 20

Opening Hours : 
mon - fri 8:30AM - 6PM
sat - sun 11AM - 6PM

until next magical day,