LUMINNEJ Has A New Home

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Hi all, yes, we have decided to make a move. We love both platforms, but there is always some gives and takes in life. It’s never perfect and complete (that’s the fun part about it!). We will be blogging on a new platform. Please do support us! All things are (almost) the same, the same nice feeling, the same beautiful pictures and the most awesome luminous things that we will be sharing more with you (there). Will miss this space very much, nonetheless. It has been a great journey here. Will chart a new course over the other side *_^

So, please visit us NOW! See you all and happy blogging!

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[Eating Out] BMS Organics Dinner

bms collage2We were heading for the movie premiere of Kisah Paling Gengster the other day. Hubby was hungry already, so we decided to head over to BMS Organics at One Utama to have a healthy dinner (we have been eating heartily for the past one week since Pat’s sister was back from UK! Too much of “good” food *_^).

bms collagebms4This was my first time dining there. I ordered the Vegetarian Vermicelli Soup with soy milk, black sesame healthy drink and hubby ordered the fried rice with ginger tea. Main course comes with a small shot of ginger tea and two spirulina tablets. Interesting!

bms7bms6I must say the ginger tea was superb! The aroma of the ginger was exceptionally strong but VERY good! It hits you hard. The fried rice tasted much better than my vermicelli soup I must confess. Perhaps the soup was quite light. Nonetheless, it was a great meal as my dish was filled with lots of mushrooms and cilantro (which I love). They also sell a great deal of organic produce and products, which is worth checking out! After all that series of family dinners recently, I guess it’s high time I go back to my simple meals, eating more healthily from here onwards *_^

As White As Dream, That Dream of You

Leaving behind, I stripped away those colours that would define me. Nothing but pure creamy WHITE. Feeling naked and liberated, I crushed into the sand of time, walking along those waves of unbelievably soft and beautiful corners of my mind, … Continue reading

[Desserts] Life Is A Sweet Sensation

ImageImageLife is short, start with desserts first, I once read somewhere. From a health perspective, this is such a sinfully crazy idea! But from a life pleasure perspective, this scores high on the “happiness” scale of things in life. I am such a softy when it comes to these nice looking desserts – cakes, finger food, coffee, hot chocolate, you name, human can make them! (Beautifully, I must admit). How could one resist this temptation?

ImageImageWhen you have a gloomy  day, or things don’t seem to go your way, perhaps a nice cup of artfully crafted hot chocolate may do the trick to cheer you up a little? Or maybe making your own cup of coffee will do.

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Let you be the judge. Eat at your own risk *_^

Have a happy sweet weekend ahead!

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Yuzu Goodness in Za Perfect Solution Launch

Za PerfectSolutionModel ImageZa Perfect Solution grpI was pretty excited waking up early on a Thursday morning, braving the little rain and the infamous KL morning traffic (which usually I won’t need to), simply for the fact that this morning would be my very first product launch event to go to, for LUMINNEJ blog. Surprisingly, the traffic was gentle on me. Not too  bad. I arrived earlier than expected. Visited the Guerlain counter in Isetan, out of curiosity, and had an add-on make-up done by this enthusiastic make-up artist, Din. Thanks to him, I looked way more polished than I started off with (very limited make-up skills I have, to be honest). At Yuzu the Japanese Restaurant, I was quickly greeted by the friendly personnel and staff of Za and voila, I was there, for the new product launch of Za Perfect Solution!

Za PS EventZa PS SetZa Perfect Solution Ingredients labeledZa PS event1Za PS event3The invited media and bloggers were slowly filling up the serene space of this Japanese restaurant, I could see the Za Perfect Solution sets nicely decorated and displayed. Quick snaps of some pictures, and the pretty Patricia Khudsen (voted Malaysia’s Most Wanted Woman for 2012 by FHM) started emceeing the launch away. Of course, followed by a brief introduction of the products from two lovely Za representatives. Apparently, one of the main ingredients for this new line is actually the Yuzu roots (no wonder we were invited to this Japanese restaurant! I must say it’s quite an ingenious marketing approach). This Marine Collagen (very in trend these days) is meant to help with firming and resilience of the skin. The other important component is the Collagen Booster Complex, rich in bio Hyaluronic acid to help fade those wrinkles away. Apricot extract for radiance, and plenty of good water for deep hydration. Well, will this be your perfect solution to a younger looking skin? You will have to try it for yourself then.

Za PS event2Yuzu IngredientZa PS Restoring Collagen CreamZa PS Yuzu FoodIt was pretty fun of Za to actually get some good-looking young male models to present us each, a bottle of the Za Perfect Solution Restoring Collagen Cream to have a try on. The rest of the range came in the goodie bag. The launch was straight-forward and interesting. We were later served with a sumptuous  and healthy spread of Japanese delights. All in all, it was a great experience for me, to get to meet some new media friends and get to know new products in the market. Thanks Za for the invite. I had a blast! To know more about Za cosmetics, you can check out Za website here.

Till my next event, stay luminous and be happy, always *_^Za PS Set2

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[Eating Out] A Great Thai Surprise

N2 Khanom Jeen Kaeng Khiaw Wan Moo

N2 Khanom Jeen Kaeng Khiaw Wan Moo

We went hunting for food at One Utama that day before my hubby’s movie, Unbeatable. We found ourselves seated at this quiet Thai restaurant called Old Siam Kopitiam at the New Wing food area. We ordered an appetizer called Fried Toufu and Pat was having his rice dish, I ordered a noodle dish and we wrapped up the meal with a dessert and a drink to share. It was surprisingly very delicious, granted that I seldom take Thai food (Not because I don’t like it but my tummy usually can’t handle the HEAT! The next day, I will usually have diarrhea and… all right, enough said!).

Anyway, back to our meal. It was absolutely awesome and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Give the small little outlet a try the next time you are at One Utama. Am sure you will be pleasantly surprised, like me and my hubby *_^

Taufu Yat Sai (5 pieces)

Taufu Yat Sai (5 pieces)

Eat the fried toufu with the sauce, they taste extra yummy!

Eat the fried toufu with the sauce, they taste extra yummy!

Thai Laksa served with Pork in Thai Green Curry

Thai Laksa served with Pork in Thai Green Curry

The Thai Laksa looks really divine when it came. I looked at the dish and immediately, it reminded me of the Kelantanese laksa I used to grow up with back in my home town. When I poured the Thai green curry over the white soft coiled-up noodle, it even tasted like the laksa back home (though the Kelantanese laksa’s gravy colour is different, it is grayish instead of green in colour). My hubby’s stir-fried pork with rice dish was so yummilicious that I forgot to snap a picture! The basil made the dish interestingly good!

This dish may look docile, but beware of the fried dried chillies (in red), they are a little landmine! Can explode like a bomb in your mouth *_^

This dish may look docile, but beware of the fried dried chillies (in red), they are a little landmine! Can explode like a bomb in your mouth *_^

It comes with lots of greens - chopped up long beans and bean sprouts (with a golden half boiled egg, cut half)

It comes with lots of greens – chopped up long beans and bean sprouts (with a golden half boiled egg, cut half)

Thai Green Curry with Pork, lovely!

Thai Green Curry with Pork, lovely!

Simple Wall Decor

Simple Wall Decor

What we had from the menu:

S2 – Stuffed Toufu With Pork, N2 – Thai Laksa served with Pork in Thai Green Curry, K2 – Stir fried Pork (you choose Chicken/Beef) With Thai Basil Served With Thai Fragrance Rice, Lemon With Sour Plum Juice (with Mint, very refreshing) and the Rubby Delight Dessert With Mango Slice and Coconut Milk.

Caution: NOT pork free. Have a fabulous Saturday.

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[Desserts] Cheesy Yummy Golden Yellow

komugi mango hokkaido2It’s official! We are huge fans of KOMUGI ^_^ This time around, it’s their sweet desserts. They don’t just look lovely, but also taste yummy in your mouth – creamy smooth textures. I personally prefer the Hokkaido Cheese Tart a little more, as it is less sweet than the Mango Cheese. Whichever, you will always get a great bite from Komugi. Don’t they just look divine? Thanks hubby for the lovely afternoon treat. Big hugs!

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Komugi Hokkaido Cheese Tart

Komugi Mango Cheese Slice

Komugi Mango Cheese Slice

Hokkaido Cheese Tart, a few bites taken! Pretty cheesy.

Hokkaido Cheese Tart, we had a few bites! Pretty cheesy

Komugi Mango Cheese Slice.  A little sweet but very smooth!

Komugi Mango Cheese Slice. A little sweet but very smooth!

For all my friends who are celebrating this special occasion, wish you a very SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI.  Stay love and enjoy the  food and family time!

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[Instagram] A Little More Time, Please

ImageHow does one drain out that sense of sadness and leave behind the residue of a little happiness? It was a rocky one last week for me, knowing that someone as close and very dear to me in my heart as a moon to the sun is fast fading into the abyss of eternal mortality, and knowing that I can do nothing about it, except for spending a little more time. Each moment seems like a torment, physical and emotional. Her face and body says it all. From the depth of my heart, I know I don’t say it enough, but I really really do LOVE you, to the ends of the world. It is all right, it will be all right. You will always be here, close to my heart.

Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu

[Bread] Soft Fluffy Dreams With Komugi

ImageImageOh how I love BREAD! (and desserts). At first, I didn’t quite get what my hubby was fussing about, kept going on and on about these lovely little buns from Komugi at Sunway Pyramid, until I tried one the other day. My, they are really heavenly tasty! Soft in texture, moist in most cases, and they come with quite some variety (with cute names to go with each too *_^). These are a few that we had. LOVE them all.

The fuwa fuwa cream bun was so yummilicious that we gobbled it down in a flash! Not in time for me to even snap a picture. See below *_^

The fuwa fuwa cream bun was so yummilicious that we gobbled it down in a flash! Not in time for me to even snap a picture. See below *_^

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For more delicious treats, go to their official website here, and FB link here. Stay luminous and happy!

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[Cooking] A Little Black Is Good

ImageImageImageBeen meaning to share this for some time. This was what I cooked the other night for dinner. Though it may (not) look appetizing, but apparently, black fungus is very good for detoxifying our blood and helps maintain good health for our kidney (I love these). So, no harm eating some “black”/ dark coloured food for our meals. I made mushroom soup from white button mushrooms (with potatoes) and it turned out black! (but it was really creamy, thick and delicious, my hubby will vouch for me *_^) So, I called this dinner “Black Dinner”. I also fried egg with bitter gourds (which are never my sons favourite!). Nonetheless, not that important if it’s healthy, no? Haha. Better be healthy than be choosy!

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Since we are on the subject of food, this was what we ate for breakfast yesterday, on a Sunday morning at Damansara Perdana. Since we moved away from there, my son, Aidan has been craving for TK Chong’s Chicken Hor Fun. Finally, we had a chance to go there, but we both realized that it tasted a little different than previously. After talking to the owner, only then we found out why. Apparently, the group of workers who used to prepare the dishes were no longer working there. At times, cooking is very uniquely “individualized”. Even though you may be given the same ingredients, each person’s cooking will come out tasting very different. This is one of my favourite FOOD BLOGS. It’s called My New Roots by Sarah Britton. She has amazing organic and healthy food recipes on her blog. Worth checking out! Here for more.

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