Lemon Loaf Cake Recipe (Inspired by Starbucks)

Anyone here tried Starbucks’ Lemon Loaf before? I love it as it is Full of lemon flavor, moist, dense, and rich.
Since we are asked to stay at home, I thought why not we try to bake this lemon loaf at home? So here's the recipe I used to bake the Lemon Loaf Cake Recipe:


The Lemon Loaf Cake
1/2 cup butter (113 gram), room temperature
1 cup sugar (200 gram)
zest of 2 lemons
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour (195 gram)
1.5 tsp baking powder
0.5 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk (120 gram)
2 tbsp lemon juice (about 0.5 lemon)

The Lemon Syrup
1/4 cup icing sugar (50 gram)
2 tbsp lemon juice

The Lemon Frosting
1 cup icing sugar (120 gram)
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp milk

Basque Burnt Cheesecake Recipe (as Good as Tokyo Restaurant)

Basque burnt cheesecake is so popular here in Malaysia especially after Tokyo Restaurant introduced it. Cheese lovers would surely love this soft, creamy and rich flavour cheesecake.
I used to bake quite a lot before married. However, I have stopped baking for awhile after becoming a mother. Since the Movement Control Order happening in Malaysia, I have picked up my old hobby and baked my first ever Basque burnt cheesecake for my family.
Surprisingly it is really easy and fast to make. We have chosen Anchor brand for their premium cheese and dairy products. The ingredients was so easy to get too, as we could just order from Bake with Yen.
Here's the Basque Burnt Cheesecake Recipe that I would like to share with you.

浪漫土耳其之旅 Part 10

我想在早上拍摄 Jewel,所以选了较迟的班机。可惜,原来 Jewel甚至vortex 早上是关闭的。所以我们便随便乱逛拍照后便飞回来吉隆坡了。

浪漫土耳其之旅 Part 9

这一天是 浪漫土耳其之旅的尾声了。我们选择在民宿附近的餐馆吃早餐后便去参观一直出现在伊斯坦堡景象的加拉達石塔(Galata Tower) 。

浪漫土耳其之旅 Part 8

这一天在民宿里随便煮早餐吃饱后,我们搭有轨电车到加拉塔大橋(Galata Bridge)。这座桥全長約490公尺,橫跨金角灣(the Golden Horn)並鄰近博斯普魯斯海峽是 一座兩層式設計的橋樑。 上層規劃讓汽車、路面電車與行人通行,下層則為伊斯坦堡當地著名的小吃集散地點,橋樑中間 的部分則是活動式,可以打開讓船隻通行。

过后,我们便乘船去位于亚洲区的卡地科尔(Kadıköy)。 卡地科尔是土耳其的都市,在伊斯坦堡对面,博斯普鲁斯海峡的南端。

House Cleaning Tips & Tricks with Kleenso

For the first time in my life, my family and my Malaysia's fellow are under Movement Control Order due to coronavirus outbreak(COVID-19). We are ordered to stay at home at all time by the government. With the isolation at home, it is very important to clean our entire house to prevent the spread of virus.
If you don't know where to start, try these cleaning tips and tricks.
  • Clean the floor and other surfaces
Vacuum, sweep, and mopping the floor to get rid of dirt and debris. A good floor cleaner help to ease the job. Proudly made in Malaysia, Kleenso Serai Wangi Liquid Wax Floor Cleaner is formulated with eucalyptus oil, citronella oil (Serai wangi/lemongrass) and lemon extract. It can even repel household pets such as flies, ants and cockroaches.
While most floor cleaners uses harmful chemicals like bleach, ammonia, acid or solvent to clean, Kleenso Serai Wangi Liquid Wax Floor Cleaner is free of such chemicals and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) that reduces the risk of nose and throat irritation, headaches, nausea and damage to the liver, kidney and central nervous systems.

In fact, Kleenso Serai Wangi Liquid Wax Floor Cleaner can also be used to clean other surfaces, such as kitchen tiles and fan blades.
It is easy to use, just add 2 caps of Kleenso Serai Wangi Liquid Wax Floor Cleaner to 2 litres of water, and clean away!

Japanese & Korean Beauty Box - nomakenolife

Beauty Box was so popular in Malaysia back in 2012 and 2013. Back then, I received beauty boxes every month with loads of surprises by paying just a minimal subscription fees. However, the beauty boxes in Malaysia was not doing well and many of them are discontinues.

So, when nomakenolife approaches me early 2020, I quickly agreed to subscribe because I love receiving Beauty Boxes. I love to unbox my beauty boxes because most of them would contain beauty surprises that I love.

I subscribed to the February 2020 version of nomakenolife beauty box. nomakenolife is a monthly Japanese & Korean Beauty Box that contains 8-9 items of Korean and Japanese cosmetics plus skincare. It comes with FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE too.
Let's scroll down to see what I got in my February 2020 version of nomakenolife beauty box.

1) Melliesh 3-way multi heart

This cute balm from Japanese brand Melliesh is a multi-functional balm. It can be used for your eyes, lips or cheeks! The case even has a small mirror so you can apply your makeup on the go. Melliesh 3-way multi heart comes in pink, cherry red, rich brown or cassis berry.
I received the Cassis Berry ones. It's so cute in packaging and easy to carry around with me.

This balm is 17g and is retail at $4.97 USD.

2) Medius heart eye mask

This Korea heart-shaped hydrogel eye mask will take care of the delicate skin around your eyes. It also has an amazing rose scent!

Secrets to Looking Younger - Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream

Nighttime is the most important repair time for the skin. Not just beauty sleep, this restful period allows for natural skin repair mechanisms to kick in. Hence the right night routine skincare makes this process even more effective.
Murad has launched the new Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream recently. It is a breakthrough, anti-ageing formula that works to combat common concerns while we sleep. It let us rediscover our skin's youthful capacity just by applying the cream before going into our beauty sleep.
The amazing technology behind Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream? Powered by Retinol Tri-Active Technology (a fast-acting Retinoid, a time-released Retinol and a Retinol booster), the lightweight, quick-absorbing cream helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven texture for a smoother, younger-looking complexion come morning.
Delivering long-lasting moisture and hydration, its blend of Swertia Flower Extract and peptide-rich Red Algae Extract create a lifting and firming effect to help improve elasticity and redefine facial contours. Wake up to revitalised, refined skin with restored luminosity.

Cartoon Network Characters Deliver Kids Hygiene Message: “Be Clean. Be Cool!”

Cartoon Network has launched an animated public service announcement focusing on good hygiene practices, in support of worldwide efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Designed to be a fun way of helping children understand the importance of keeping healthy, the music video will run on Cartoon Network (Astro Ch. 616) and Boomerang (Unifi Ch. 555), initially across Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It’s also available on Cartoon Network’s social channels and YouTube.
The rap features iconic characters from its shows: The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, Teen Titans Go!, Adventure Time and Ben 10. Messages include covering your mouth when you sneeze, trying to avoid touching your face and washing your hands properly. Be clean. Be cool!

Guess Pringles Chips’ Mystery Flavour to Win RM20,000 Cash Prize

Everyone loves a good surprise, especially one that’s about snacks. And when it comes to snacking, Pringles is a firm favourite at parties and gatherings galore. Known around the world for its unique saddle-shaped, stackable chips, Pringles exists to bring out everyone’s playful side. Whether you’re craving for a snack with a kick, or something tangy and spicy, each well-seasoned Pringles chip is a crispy delight, and never greasy on the fingers or in the mouth.

For the first time in Malaysia, Pringles brings snack lovers a brand-new Mystery Flavour! Available for a limited time only starting from 1st March, Pringles Mystery Flavour comes in a white can, so the guessing game begins even before you start poppin’!
Specially-created to challenge Malaysian Pringles fans’ taste buds, the Mystery Flavour cans will be available at major retail stores as well as e-commerce sites across the nation from 1st March until 30th April 2020. And to make it even more exciting, one (1) lucky winner will bring home a cash prize worth RM20,000 if they guess the Mystery Flavour correctly!
“It has been more than 40 years since Pringles was introduced to Malaysians. Today, it has become one of Malaysia’s favourite chips when it comes to snack time. For the past decades, we’ve stayed true to our brand’s DNA, “Once you pop, the fun won’t stop!” This is why we continuously create and release new, exciting flavours of Pringles chips to make each snacking experience fun for everyone in the family,” said Bose Sanjib, Marketing Director of Kellogg’s South East Asia.

“Tantalizing Tastes of Thailand” buffet by Chakri Group of Restaurants

Ramadhan 2020 is coming soon in April. This year, Chakri Palace is delighted to once again hold a buffet of Thai cuisines and local favourite dishes especially for “Tantalizing Tastes of Thailand” buffet promotion to be held at Chakri Palace Sky View Dorsett Hotel Hartamas, Imperial Chakri Palace KLCC and Chakri Palace Pavilion KL from 27th April 2020 onwards.
Engage your senses and be amazed with their dedicated team of Thai Chefs ever-scrumptious spread of more than 50 modern and authentic Thai & local favorites dishes spread.
Diners will be spoil by choices with the wide selection of local ulam-ulam and Kerabu, such as Thai Mango Salad, Thai Papaya Salad, Glass Noodles Salad, Chicken Salad, famous thai appetizer with seven ingredients “Mieng Kam”, Samosa, Crispy Thai Spring Rolls, Cracker and many more.
For the main course, guests may indulge in their signature Thai cuisine selections such as lamb in Thai green curry, prawn with butter sauce topped with salted egg, Black Pepper Beef, Tomyam seafood, Steamed Seabass in lime and chilli, and Pandan Chicken.

“RAIKAN 101 HARI BERSAMA AEON – SAMA SAMA LAGI BEST” AEON Group’s First Integrated campaign

Updated 17 Mar 2020 - In view with the current spike in the number of COVID-19 infection and the call by the government to restrict movement, hence the management of AEON has decided to call off the All Night Sale scheduled to take place on March 20, 2020 at 6pm to 6am on March 21, 2020. The AEON Campaign will still be held from March 20 to June 28 during the regular business hours.

In an effort to give customers peace of mind and also a pleasant shopping experience in view of the spread of COVID-19 during this season, AEON Group will spend RM 1.2 million to continue to undertake major sanitization and cleaning initiatives throughout the retail outlets and stores nationwide.

“The WHO just declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. In AEON Group, we are constantly placing our customers as our first priority. It is our responsibility to keep our customers and business partners safe from the outbreak., while at the same time, to spur the customer spending to drive up the economy,” said Shafie Shamsuddin, Chief Executive Officer, AEON Retail (Malaysia).

L to R: Mr Ajith Jayaram - Chief Business Officer of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad.
Mr Yuro Kisaka - Managing Director of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad.
Mr Shafie Shamsuddin - Managing Director of AEON Retail (Malaysia).
Mr Hiroshi Watabe - Deputy Managing Director of AEON BIG (M) Sdn Bhd.

The campaign known as “RAIKAN 101 HARI BERSAMA AEON – SAMA SAMA LAGI BEST” is aimed at offering customers great savings and the opportunity to enjoy value added services and experiences as they shop during the Ramadhan and Hari Raya season. The integrated campaign, a collaboration between AEON CO. (M), AEON BiG and AEON Credit Service, will kick off on Friday, 20 March 2020 and end on 28 June 2020. It will be held across all AEON Retail stores, including 28 AEON Malls, 34 AEON Departmental Stores, 22 AEON BiG stores, 9 MaxValu Prime stores, 74 AEON Wellness and 24 Daiso Specialty Stores.

R: Mr Shafie Shamsuddin - Managing Director of AEON Retail (Malaysia).

“We are blessed to be able to share the first ever joint initiative as AEON Group for our customers and community. We believe this campaign will not only benefit our customers with great savings and value added services, but also will benefit our SMEs, especially during this challenging market condition,” added Shafie Shamsuddin, Chief Executive Officer, AEON Retail (Malaysia).
The campaign which will be held throughout the country is also aimed at encouraging the usage of the AEON Member Plus (“AMP”) Card, the loyalty and prepaid card that can be used in both AEON CO. (M) and AEON BiG.

Truly Asia Malaysian Ramadhan Buffet Dinner @ Sime Darby Convention Centre

The holy month of Ramadan 2020 is around the corner. It is a time when Muslims around the world focus on prayer, fasting, giving to charity, and religious devotion.
This year, diners can enjoy Truly Asia Malaysian Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Sime Darby Convention Centre (SDCC)The Ramadhan buffet promotion starts from 24 April to 21 May 2020. Feast during this holy month with SDCC with a variety of Asia Malaysian traditional flavours, in an authentic local ambience which guests can experience the Malaysian culture at its finest.
The buffet features a wide array of mouth-watering Malaysian favourites that one would expect such as Kari Kepala Ikan Salmon, Sotong Berlado Petai, Fried Fish with Vinegar Chili Sauce and Bubur Lambuk Berherba. The Oxtail Asam Pedas is also a local delicacy and a staple food for Malaysians, definitely a must try item for this Ramadan buffet.
There will also be 20 stations offering distinctive live cooking shows such as Sup Berempah, Masakan Kawah, Ikan bakar, Otak-otak, Teppanyaki, Sizzler, Hot Plate and assorted Cucur. All these highlighted dishes are prepared specially by designated chefs, where all ingredients are selected thoroughly to ensure the authenticity and originality of the dish. You can be sure to find something that will definitely tempt your palate.

International Women's Day 2020 with Mondelēz International Malaysia

International Women's Day is an annual event falls on 8 March, which is a focal point in the movement for women's rights. I normally celebrate this wonderful day with my mother and sister.
This year, I had a wonderful time celebrated International Women's Day with Mondelēz International (Malaysia) - the nation’s Favourite Snacking Company and global snacking power house. Mondelēz International (Malaysia) hosted various activities to educate and promote a healthy balanced diet for women at their head office at Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya on the lovely morning.
As a Company that aims to empower people to snack right, this vision translates to its winning growth culture. All around the world, the people of Mondelēz International are passionate about providing the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. Empowering its people to accomplish this begins inside, with a focus on diversity and inclusion. They believe that diversity must be more than just about gender. It’s about respect and the appreciation of diversity of culture, experience, and ideas.
Raja Zalina Raja Safran; Head, Corporate & Government Affairs, Mondelēz International Malaysia & Singapore

Mondelēz International (Malaysia) concerns about healthy eating responsibility for women and your wellbeing. As women, we are also mom, we take care of our kids, we have work and we have to perform at work. Hence, a healthy eating is important to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy. We have organized an educational session with the Ministry of Health (MOH) called Health Eating Responsibilities (HER), which is MOH’s recently introduced initiative and overall nutrition advocacy for women which covers topics around healthy eating and its benefits to guide women towards a healthier, nutritious life with Mondelēz Malaysia being the first company in the country to organise this talk.” said Raja Zalina Raja Safran; Head, Corporate & Government Affairs, Mondelēz International Malaysia & Singapore in her opening speech.

KidZania Kuala Lumpur Kicks Off 8th Anniversary in “City of Infinite Possibilities”

To all the kids out there, it’s time for infinite fun and madness! Celebrating its 8th anniversary this year, award-winning indoor family centre, KidZania Kuala Lumpur is committed to making the city a place of infinite possibilities, one that will inspire and challenge children to dream big.
Happy 8th Birthday to KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

The enthusiastic ‘zupervisors’ of KidZania Kuala Lumpur made sure the children and their families had oodles of fun with an exciting selection of infinite-themed activities, edutaining workshops, entertaining performances and parade, where the children got to discover their potential and dreams to the fullest.
Four main activities and three workshops were featured around various establishments within the city, exclusively for visitors on 29th Feb 2020. The main activities include a Tealive Infinity Cups Challenge and Nips Straw Challenge by Kodomo Lion to improve the children’s movement and accuracy. Both activities are a form of sensory play to develop and improve their gross and fine motor skills.

Miniature Malaysia @ MinNature Malaysia

Malaysia is a country of cultural diversity and heritage. We should embrace this uniqueness in every way we could. I am happy to find out that the newly opened Miniature Malaysia dazzles in every way as a magnificent masterpiece to promote the richness in Malaysian’s historical and cultural diversity.
Located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur in JUMPA@Sungei Wang Plaza, MinNature Malaysia showcase Malaysia's iconic culture and landmarks such as the kampung/village life, Dataran Merdeka and even Ipoh’s own unique landmarks.
Managed by Miniature heritage exhibition company, Magnificent Miniatures Sdn Bhd, Its project director, Wan Cheng Huat said the launch is good timing with the government’s Visit Malaysia Year 2020.
“Tourist will have a good glimpse of the beauty of what Malaysia has to offer during their stay here,” he said.

OLDMASTER New-Nanyang Coffee Kiosk @ 1 Utama Old Wing

Any coffee lover like me here? I am addicted to coffee for years. I need my cuppa of coffee everyday to make me feel good. I am happy to find out the new OLDMASTER New-Nanyang Coffee Kiosk at my favourite shopping mall - 1 Utama Shopping Centre's Old Wing recently.
The grand opening was held on a lovely Friday morning on 28 Feb 2020. According to the owner of OLDMASTER New-Nanyang Coffee, the name OLDMASTER is a word translated from Malaysia Minnan dialect called 'Lao Tao Qiu' which refers to a professional Master in an industry. Mr. Ng Ho Heap, the founder of Chuan Heong Coffee Mill started roasting Nanyang coffee beans since 1959 and is now considered one of Malaysia’s oldest and most experienced coffee roasting masters.
It is with this firm belief of delivering excellence that the father-son duo, Mr. Ng and his successor, Steve Ng in year of 2015 launched a proprietary specialty coffee brand in Chinese named as “老头手” has renamed as OLDMASTER New-Nanyang Coffee in 2019. In the following year, Mr. Ng Ho Heap has created own signature coffee - "Premium Gold Coffee" which has won a lot of recognition from the coffee lovers. It is also the first coffee mill in Taiping to win the 2018 Nanyang Siang Pau 95th Anniversary Outstanding Business Award (Excellence Brand Award). This recognition is in adherence to the company's new concept of Nanyang Coffee, simultaneously affirming the quality of OLDMASTER coffee without any fragrances or chemical preservatives added.
Since 2017, they have successively opened several new concept of Nanyang Coffee shops in Taiping and Penang that also gaining popularity among the local and foreign tourists. In 2019, the new brand name of “OLDMASTER New-Nanyang Coffee” was officially launched, adhering to the same tradition of excellence, offering a fusion of old and new coffee cultures by bringing a brand-new taste for everyone to savour and experience the finest of new-nanyang coffee.
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