{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

October 21st, 2013 [Monday]

we finally did some touristy thing on the Day 4 of our Shanghai trip! the past three days were all (well) spent on shopping to the point that Chai gege (our host) had to remind us “excuse me, it’s a 旅游团, not 购物团 ar” which simply translated to “we are here as tourists, not shoppers” LOL. ooopps.

but that’s because i am the only one who first stepped foot on Shanghai, they didn’t bother to do any sightseeing and would rather spend more time buying thing :/. they layan-ed me nonetheless to spend some time off shopping :D!

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

Oriental Pearl Tower is the most iconic landmark in Shanghai since 1994 that one shan’t miss out if you’re first time here like me!

standing tall at 468m, it’s a tv tower located at Lujiazui in Pudong district by the side of Huangpu River, opposite of The Bund (which i’m gonna show you in upcoming posts).

there’s an observation decks in the tower which we didn’t went in. i will have to save that for next trip!

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

the apple store at forecourt of IFC Mall is hard to be missed too with its magnificent cylindrical glass entrance!

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

elevators and lifts to the elevated circular deck, so thoughtful! China is quite elderly-friendly.

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

China National Day falls on 1st of October, three weeks before our arrival hence explains the  festive 喜迎国庆.

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

pretty pink sphere.

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

the weather was sooo good for a stroll. how nice if eberyday is autumn in Malaysia huh!

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

Oriental Pearl Tower was once the tallest building in Shanghai but…

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

 

 

it was defeated by Shanghai World Financial Centre by just merely 22m in 2008. the erection on the right is Shanghai Tower which is still under construction and is expected to complete by this year, and will be crowned as the tallest building in Shanghai at 632 m!

Jin Mao Tower at 421 m was the shortest among towers aforementioned.

doesn’t the one on the left resembles an opener? the China people refers it as 开瓶器!

 

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

{Shanghai} Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 @ Lujiazui

okay gaodim! XD

thanks for reading!

hope you had a great day Anteaders! and it’s Flyday tomorrow! woohoo!

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

last post on our short and eventful Johor road trip where we visited few towns including Segamat, Kluang and last but certainly not least, Muar!{Muar} Lotta Cafei kept the best for the last! a cafe in Muar that i adored the most in southern region – LOTTA Cafe, yes beats Malacca’s hands down in term of ambiance.

December 24th, 2013 [Tuesday]

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe {Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

LOTTA is a wooden house-turned-cafe establishment which might be easily missed if you’re first time here.

i bet the look on my face was amusing when WAZE says “you have reached your destination!”. we looked at each other and growled “holy shit we were at the middle of no where!” there’s no obvious signage and then donno who pointed at this inconspicuous wooden house first. we squinted at the house cafe from the car, hesitating did WAZE just directed us to Holland? i was asking bffwb, “you sure we were not storming into someone’s house?” haha. turned out that this humble house was indeed the LOTTA Cafe!

stupid WAZE led us to the side entrance. it is actually not hard to locate, it’s sited by the road side. if you’re coming in from the main entrance with a iron arch, you could probably see the nail it signage, requires a little squinting effort though.

i chanced upon LOTTA Cafe during my usual Facebook surf. saw my friend checked in and raved about it. being a foodie, i asked the location and immediately listed it in my Muar to-visits. so when bffwb suggested a Johor road trip, i insisted we should stop by Muar on our way back to Malacca. so glad that we did!

every corner of the cafe is so photo-worthy don’t chu think so? there’s surprise eberywhere! even in the washroom! the pictorial evidences are all stored on AntzWorLd’s Facebook page, go view.

okay here’s a list of my favourite things in LOTTA Cafe in no particular order:

  1. the nail it wooden signage
  2. the monochrome painting on the wall. i was particularly drawn to the bull.
  3. the wood x leather couch that we could slump there all day long shamelessly. next time i’ll remind us to bring a fiction each.
  4. the wired lamps. i prefer the square version.
  5. the various dining areas with different furniture (tyres and door frames! who would have thought so!)
  6. the floor-to-ceiling windows which allows the room naturally lit.
  7. the larger than life standing menu which i can easily gazed at.
  8. the warm service from the wait staffs who’s good at recommendation!
  9. the laid-back ambiance which you can unwind yourself, and be yourself.
  10. the ducks!

what’s not to love you tell me!

we ordered a beverage and a main to share before rushing back to Malacca, to beat Christmas eve jam.

{Muar} Lotta Cafe {Muar} Lotta Cafe

Pomelo Tea | RM 6

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

Pomelo Tea was refreshing, a perfect thirst quencher with a lil’ bitter aftertaste.

i wanted to try their coffee but they ran out of milk that evening. what a bummer.

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

Salmon with White Sauce | RM 15

we shared a plate of pasta since we weren’t famished (we have been eating whole day!). honestly speaking, i don’t usually order white sauce pasta because eberytime it’s always too rich and creamy, too jelak to finish. this plate albeit being a lil’ dry done eberything right, not really thick nor creamy, just the way i prefer. i could finish it all by myself!

i also love how it’s served with salmon cubes for easy consumption. they could have added two more lil’ stalks of broccoli though.

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

there’s one thing that we were displeased about though, the upper corner of the window near our seat, there’s a mini cloud flies flying around. just that particular corner, i went around and snap photos but there’s no sight of flies else where. weird huh. but then it’s been few months since we last visited, i am sure they have taken note of that and did something about it.

other than that, i really do enjoy my short stopover at LOTTA Cafe. next time i’ll bring a book and coop myself up there and have a taste of their cakes and pastries! hehe

{Muar} Lotta Cafe

end this post with a mural in Muar drawn by the talented fellas from POPChuco (i think).

have a great Monday, Anteaders! <3

 

LOTTA Cafe

100, Jalan Junid,
84000 Muar, Johor.
+6017 2482084
Facebook page

business hours:
0900 – 0000
closed on Monday.

Seeties Giving Away Getaway Treat!

Seeties Giving Away Getaway Treat!

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i was introduced to Seeties recently. it’s a community where Seetizen Expert (the members) recommend some interesting spots in their, not limited to only Food and Drinks, Seeties covers Art & Craft, Beauty & Fashion, Kitchen Recipes, Outdoors & Attractions, and Performing Arts. what attracts me the most about Seeties, is their minimal yet cute interface. navigating around is no-brainerly easy!

 

Seeties is having a Getaway Treat Giveaway on their site which allows you to choose to spend your lovely 2D1N from any of the private villa of your choice. VILLA. gulp. and not just 1, or 5, but 10 getaway treats to be given away!

Seeties Giving Away Getaway Treat!

and this is one of the villas you may choose from, Berembun house @ the Dusun.

 

“cut the nonsense and tell me how can i win it NOW!”

“okie dokie!”

 

How It Works

  1. Post at least 1 recommendation on Outdoors & Attractions category and 1 on any category you love at Seeties platform from 2 April 2014 – 30 April 2014.
  2. Each recommendation should have at least 3 photos, interesting and helpful info, and correct locations on Google Map.
  3. The Campaign will only include Recommendations about places in Malaysia.

Tips: Can you post more than 2? Of course! The more you recommend, the higher chances you will get!

 

Selection Criteria of Winners

Seeties will select ten (10) expert’s recommendation with most beautiful photos to win the getaway treats!

 

To Participate

  1. You must be a registered Seetizen Expert of Seetiesclick here to join if you are not.
  2. Share and post the campaign poster with your own unique picture URL on your blog.

 

For any further information or enquiries, please contact audrey@seeties.me

good luck to us! Seeties Giving Away Getaway Treat!

{Seremban} Lou Shu Fun @ Restoran Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉

yay i finally stepped foot in Seremban and so everybuddy, welcome a new addition – makan @ Seremban – to the blog! {Seremban} Lou Shu Fun @ Restoran Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉 well, technically it isn’t my first time in Seremban. i was here two years back for a friend wedding. it’s a short and hectic trip to the point that i didn’t taste any local food at all before i went back to Malacca =.=. so thanks LC for showing us around this time!

 

March 21st, 2014 [Friday]

we arrived in Seremban super early as we drove down south from Penang at midnight. stopped by Pasar Besar Seremban for super early brekkie before we went back to LC’s place, to redeem our beauty sleep. we woke up just in time for lunchy! and LC suggested this Yi Poh lou shu fun. no i didn’t mistaken it as her yi poh, no.

{Seremban} Lou Shu Fun @ Restoran Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉

i would approve it right away, based on the look itself. sooo inviting. maybe cause we were famished.

{Seremban} Lou Shu Fun @ Restoran Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉

Yi Poh Loh C Fun (S) | RM 4.20

lou shu fun tossed in some special sauce topped with minced meat and caramelized char siew, served with a bowl of clear soup.

{Seremban} Lou Shu Fun @ Restoran Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉

surprise surprise it’s not the lou shu fun we are familiar of! instead of being short and have pointy ends, the lou shu fun here resembles more like 瀨粉 (asam laksa noodle); texture wise, it’s springy and smooth, teasted exactly like lou shu fun.

the sambal paste here is fiery and addictive. if you can handle the heat, toss some in and it’s chili lou shu fun! that’s how we loved it!

heard that Yi Poh Mee (hakka mee) is worth trying too! i’ll save that for next trip!

{Seremban} Lou Shu Fun @ Restoran Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉

Fried Wantan | RM 0.60 per pcs

{Seremban} Lou Shu Fun @ Restoran Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉

Soup Wantan & Pork Tendon Ball | RM 0.60 & RM 0.70 per pcs respectively.

{Seremban} Lou Shu Fun @ Restoran Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉

Pork Ball (left) | RM 0.70 per piece

we also ordered few side dishes. i prefer the fried wantan more than soupy one. crispy thin wantan sheet encasing meaty filling! both Pork & Pork Tendon Balls are huge and firm. Pork Tendon Ball is bouncier and have a rougher texture.

{Seremban} Lou Shu Fun @ Restoran Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉

{Seremban} Lou Shu Fun @ Restoran Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉

this is the shop that sells wicked lou shu fun. apparently it’s a must-nom when you’re in Seremban. don’t be deceived by the emptiness. because…

{Seremban} Lou Shu Fun @ Restoran Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉

most of the diners flocked in to the air-conditioner room. clever us. haha.

{Seremban} Lou Shu Fun @ Restoran Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉

saw this hanging on the wall. in one glance i thought it’s Ronald Cheng! took a photo and zoomed in, turned out that it’s a Malaysian Food Commenter, Mr. Jacky Liew. have you heard of him?

 

Restoran Yi Poh

26GR, Jalan Seng Meng Lee, Off Jalan Temiang,
70200, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
+016 6122711

Business Hour:
0730 – 1800

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beauty box is so yesteryear. we now have fashion box in Malaysia by Fashion Culture! i subscribed the March’s box for novelty purpose XD. the box arrived when i was in Penang and mami eagerly unboxed it without me photographing it first (hence the crumpled wrapping paper) and cleverly seized the silk scarf which happened to be my favourite items of the box too. now you know where i inherited the leopard print obsession. i love the bracelet combination but they were a lil’ too huge for my wrist. i don’t wear fake earring so i’ll transform them into something else, maybe a pendant, for my #fauxdori because they were too gorgeous to be given away :P. the necklace was my least favourite accessory of the lot, it looks inexpensive to me. but then i have yet to wear it out for a spin who knows i might love it later?

 

will stick on the leopard print bloop nail foil to layer on my leopard print top AND a zebra print skirt one day. yes leopard on leopard on zebra. roarrrr. i am too loud for my own good sometimes. that’s me, take it or leave me. the matte finish of the Neutrogena Hydro Boost makes me ga ga over. i’ll definitely buy it when my tub of Origins GinZing finishes. my skin absorbs the gel instantly and the surface is really nice to caress through. another plus point is, it comes with SPF! BUY. i also have to add that i love the FCZine in the box. usually beauty boxes would just give you a list of products information. Fashion Culture goes on 4324 miles by coming up with a mini magazine, i especially love the scarf styling guide!

 

will i subscribe Fashion Culture again? yes. but i need to secure a job first. #unemployed #leech.

Fashion Culture is priced at RM 58 per box and the theme varies monthly!

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