Saturday, 30 November 2013

Dermatix Promotion @ Subang Parade

30 November 2013
10am - 10pm
@ Subang Parade

I was working as a promoter for a topical scar reduction gel named Dermatix.  This gel is made from Silicon or polysiloxane.  It's available at Subang Parade, Lower ground floor, at the Dermatix booth near Mc Donald's.


                                                              

Dermatix is available in two forms, 7g and 15g.

In this promotion period from 27/11 - 1/12,
7g is RM42 (normal price: RM49.90) - For 1 month
15g is RM58 (normal price: RM69.90) - For 2 months

For scars (pimple, burns, scratch, caeseraen, mosquito bites, keloids) 2 years or LESS, it is Clinically Proven to lighten, soften and flatten scars within 2 - 3 months of use.

How to apply:

- Twice daily (Once morning, Once night)
- Squeeze just a Pea-size can be used for a 6-inch long scar
- just glide the gel along the scar.
- don't need to rub the gel
- let it dry for 5 minutes, then feel free to apply any lotion, moisturizer or sunblock.

What's so special about Dermatix?

* It's Clinically proven, very effective for scars less than 2 years
* Recommended and prescribed by plastic surgeons and physicians
* Effective to lighten, soften and flatten scars
* Available with prescription or Over-The-Counter (OTC)
* Sold as Dermatix Ultra worldwide and as Dermatix in all major pharmacies in Malaysia.

For more info:

Dermatix Website:
http://www.dermatix.asia/what-is-dermatix.html

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Food Review #1: Coliseum Cafe & Grill Room @ Plaza 33, Section 13, Petaling Jaya

Sunday, 24 November 2013, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

This day, Dad, Mum and I decided to visit the very unique and "ancient" Western and Hainanese restaurant (Cafe & Grill to be specific) at Plaza 33, Petaling Jaya, near Jaya 33 and Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC / Dream Centre).

just a short Introduction of Coliseum Cafe & Grill Room...

Official Website:  http://www.coliseum921.com/
In Malaysia, there are two branches, one at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur (K.L.) and another one which is the one I visited at Plaza 33, Petaling Jaya (P.J.)

Coliseum Cafe & Grill Room was established in 1921.  It was awarded several titles, namely
The Longest Serving Western Restaurant in the Malaysia Book of Records &
Best Brand in Food & Beverage (The BrandLaureate SME Award).


In this review, I would like to touch on a few aspects.

1. Ambience  

The environment was very friendly, cosy, simply welcoming.  The waiters' manners were also proper upon customers' visit.  They will open the door and welcome you with a smile.  Sometimes, you cannot find such well-mannered restaurant staff in some restaurants in Malaysia.  The tables are Square in shape and there is adequate space for each person to comfortably dine-in.

2. What food they serve?

We found out that the owner of this restaurant at Plaza 33 is a Hainanese, hence explains the mouth-watering dishes from the Hainanese culture.  This restaurant is famous for its Sizzling dishes and Steaks.  But let me just give you a list of what this restaurant serves:

  • Cocktails / Appetizers (Prawn cocktail, Garden Salad, Chef Salad and others)
  • Seafood (Grilled Salmon steak, Fish n Chips, Fish Concalaise and others)
  • Soups (Fresh onion soup, Oxtail soup, Cream of chicken/mushoom soup)
  • Tidbits / Finger Bites (Fried chicken wings, French Fries, Potato wedges and others)
  • Sizzling dishes (Steaks, Chicken and others)
  • Desserts (Fried  ice-cream, Banana Fritters, Crepe A'La Mode and others)

3. What I can Comment on / Recommend?

Personally, I have tried a few dishes, including one main dish and two desserts.  

- Sizzling Chicken with 1 tomato, Cauliflower, Brocolli and Potato wedges. (not actual name of dish)


This main dish is considered really good.  One of the most generous dish in terms of the amount of black pepper sauce it was served with.  In comparison with some other restaurants, you even have to ask for more gravy because the amount served with the dish itself is very stingy / little.  Because of the sizzling hot nature of this dish when it is served to customers, the waiter will put a napkin over the neck of the customer so that the sauce won't dirty the clothes..  The tomato was also delicious, tasted extremely fresh and juicy... Did you notice there are 4 vegetables here, the tomato, cauliflower, potatoes and broccoli?  Hardly dishes serve so many veggies.  Maybe at The Ship yes.  Have I mention the potatoes were amazing as well?  They are not too oily. Overall, this is a Recommended 10/10 chicken dish. 



- Banana and Chocolate Spring Roll with Vanilla Ice-cream


This one is amazing.  The fried banana is definitely not like the ones called "goreng pisang" you get from street stalls.  The spring rolls, laced with chocolate sauce were crunchy, at the same time not too oily.  Those on a diet need not worry about gaining weight by trying out this one.  To complement the wonderful fried bananas, there is one scoop of vanilla ice-cream in the middle, surrounded by the 4 fried bananas.  In terms of the presentation of this dessert, I rate it a 10/10. I finished this dessert within 5 minutes, why not you try this out? 



- Banana Fritters with Ice-cream

This dessert, consists of TWO banana fritters, and vanilla ice-cream (again), topped with Maple syrup, I believed. The banana fritters were more delicious than the one in the spring roll (mentioned above), however as overall, I'll give it an 7/10. Although it was really appetizing, but I would say there's nothing much special about this dessert other than its fritters??

Well, I have yet to try out the other food at Coliseum.   But this is one restaurant I will certainly pay a visit to in the near future. Pricing is considered reasonable for a Western restaurant (Rm 15++ to RM 30++).

That's all for my review!  Details on the restaurant Coliseum is as shown below:


Find this branch (Plaza 33) at:
PG-02 Plaza 33
No 1 Jalan Semangat, 
Section 13,
46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

during these hours 
10 am to 10 pm Daily. 

Contact this branch at: 
Tel: +603 7932 3228

            OR

Find the Main Branch (K.L.) at:
98 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman,
50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

during these hours
10 am to 10 pm Daily.

Contact this branch at:
Tel: +603 2692 6270





Friday, 8 November 2013

Exams is a marathon, a journey, not a sprint

What a good way to start my morning! Waking up at 5:00 a.m. was indeed a "joy".  Note the inverted commas?  8th Nov, Friday, is my Year 12 Psychology (2PSC20) paper.  Well, whilst I was pretty excited for the paper, as I'm done quite well in the subject, it is to a certain extent uncontrollable for my so-willing body to literally "drag" myself back to my lovely bed.  Nevertheless, my rationale took over and I quickly got ready as I need my beloved cousin to drive me to college.

Deep down, I was worrying sick, I didn't finish the past-year papers (PYQ) from 2004-2012 as I'd hope to.  In fact, I didn't even finish half of them..  Sleepiness got to me last night before I couldn't even absorb half of my Psych syllabus.  Ended up dozing off by 12 midnight.

Well, eventually, I went for the paper at 7 am, being already in the exam venue, Lecture Theatre 5 at 6:30 am.   If you'd ask how the paper went, I would say.... hmm.. Not a breeze, but racing thoughts throughout the paper.  I was glad Systematic Desensitisation, which was being asked to describe as a 4 marks question (came out in a couple of past years) also came out this year, 2013.  I was like Thank God!!, my efforts of writing the paragraph of explanation to suit different situations as practice didn't go to waste. Oh yea, back to the racing thoughts, whichever question that I have some knowledge and understanding to answer, I just went for it without proper structuring / phrasing before penning down my responses.  I let my pen do the work as my thoughts "running or rather racing" against time came gushing out from my mind.

3 down, 2 more papers left to go!

Well, exams, exams, how I wish you aren't here in this world.. Cuz you suck!

Anyway, enough of ranting, it's of course Exams IMHO (in my honest opinion),

What they are
1) Things that most if not all people go through that help you know where you stand in the cohort
2) Ordinary papers you often get so hype-d up due to either answering a specific question correctly or  screw-ed them.. Lol
3) Motivation that gets you to stay consistent and determined
4) Pressure tests that 'cooks' you under pretty intense heat & pressure

What they aren't 
1) Horrible nut case stuff that the examiners set to kill you
2) Easy. Exactly my point there: they're not E.A.S.Y
3) Compassionate. They sucks as they don't show even a tiny bit of compassion... Sigh..

Got to go,

Penning it down,
Amy

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

SAM Final Exams ~ South Australian Certificate of Education


Tomorrow marks the start of my SACE exams!!

Am I nervous? One of my friends asked.  "CERTAINLY I am, are you kidding me?"  I wanted to reply her that.  However, it is of course in my common sense not to do so to be polite.  I just kindly replied her: "Yes, a little."

The truth is, I am trying to beat TIME here.  

First paper, is ESL (English as a Second Language Studies). 
In this paper, there are many things to do. 
Part 1: Listening Comprehension, 
Part 2: Extended Essay, 
Part 3: Formal Letter 

For me, Listening and Formal letter have to depend on LUCK, whether or not the questions are difficult to understand, or the speakers for the listening may have horrible accent that is incomprehensible... stuff like that.

Formal letter, what I could really prepare for is just formal style of writing, the formats for different letters and basically try to be precise and accurate in meeting the requirements of the question.

EXTENDED ESSAY, this is what fears me the most.  Even though after 2 practices, I only obtained a B- grade, which is very devastating grade for me.   I hope I can brush up my ability to extract all the main points in the 4 Texts given and categorise, paraphrase and write topic sentences.. in addition to having well-written introduction and conclusion.  

Well, see the Clockie above?? Well that is the thing that I fear about... I have practise a couple of times but failed to finish the essay within 90 minutes... OH gosh... Time Management is Crucial


2nd and 3rd papers are Mathematical Studies and Psychology.

Then 13 Nov is my Accounting paper (another subject challenging time management) and finally on the 18 Nov marks the last day of my examinations, it ends with Economics paper. 

I believe it's enough of ranting here. I got to get back to my work. 
Will temporarily stop blogging these few days...

See ya soon. 

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Paradigm Mall: Lunch, Shopping & Discounts!

Today is a well-spent day @ Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya.

First and foremost, it was the Stock Clearance Promotion @ 50 PERCENT that drawn my mum and I to shop at Padini Concept Store (in short Padini).

I got myself two Tops!  

Then we went to Sushi Zanmai for lunch.  It was a long queue though..
But, it was worth the wait. :)

When we finally got a place to sit, we ordered 4 ocha which means hot tea in Japanese.

*Here are some pics of the yummy food!

Mum ordered Shoyu Ramen (Small)

I ordered Kitsune Udon (Small) and a Chawanmushi

My younger sis ordered Chicken Katsu Ramen and a Chawanmushi

Dad ordered Chicken Karaage Don

We also shared the week's special sushi.  It has a small piece of abalone on top.

An aspect so amazing about this lunch and so worth mentioning was the portions in the Chawanmushi... Thinking about it now makes me drool.  haha let me tell ya wads up with this
exquisite dish -- the Prawn was a long piece, it's not like the small 1-2cm ones you typically get in
most Japanese restaurants, even Rakuzen serves small piece.  There was also the meat which is significantly bigger portion than the usual chawanmushi.  In short, the meal was phenomenal!

The meal totaled up to a bill of RM 100.45 so it costs us about approximately 25 ringgit per person.  Fairly reasonable for traditional Japanese meal of above average quality!


After lunch we went to shop at Popular Bookstore and coincidentally there was also a sale going on.  As a Popular card member, we enjoy better benefits such as a 20% discount off rather than the 10% for non-membership customers.  I got myself some stationery for the upcoming exams and 5 books, all with discounts ranging from 10 to 30 percent.

*The book titles are listed as below (alphabetical order):
1. A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks
OP: RM 35.50   NP: RM 28.40
2. I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
OP: RM 42.50   NP: RM 29.75
3. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
OP: RM 35.90   NP: RM 28.72
4. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
OP: RM 29.95   NP: RM 20.96
5. 自爱, 无需等待》-- 素黑
OP: RM 35.00   NP: RM 31.50

After book grabs, dad and I went to browse/shop for a new pair of shoes for me.  After seeing in many stores we arrived at Payless Shoesource. It costs RM69.90 which I consider quite expensive.. (Personal judgment).

We went to visit grandma after that. Around 8.15pm, we went to BeBeHo Steamboat restaurant. For dinner. We ordered sets for 2 pax for all 4 of us. It was a fulfilling meal overall, costing us around
RM 35.

One interesting thing in their menu is that they have Angry Bird Fish Fillet priced at RM3.80. Haven't try this though maybe should try someday..

That summed up my Saturday. Intended to write some essays to prepare for ESL paper next Wed. But was exhausted when back at 10 something .. What to do? Only can Sigh.

As I attempt to post this before 12am, I give today an 8/10 score.  Emotional turbulences irritates me. Mood swings, uncontrollable thoughts. Part and parcel of me I guess. 

Finally, I thank God for the AWESOME day with my family and please please bless me with good sleep for work tomorrow!  :)

For those who wish to locate Paradigm Mall, 
Find Paradigm Mall at:
1, SS7/26A,  Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.

*Pictures are going to be uploaded soon.. Stay tuned