Thursday, March 12, 2015

#JCGOESTOBANGKOK : Cafes & Restaurants!

Oh finally, like finally. I get to sit down and blog. I don't know when was the last time I really blog about something, but I guess you guys already got updates from my instagram! Still, I really miss the time where I get to really blog. I found a better & faster way for me to blog, by making vlogs! Fyi, I created a new youtube channel - JaneChuck , so please feel free to subscribe!

Okay, here you go! My Bangkok + Phuket vlog!



Here are the addresses for the places I visited in Bangkok!


Pullman G Hotel, Silom
(also for Playground cafe & 25 degree burger + wine bar!)
188 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand



Cafe Granola Bangkok  
Nordic inspired Modern cuisine 
3rd floor Central Embassy 
Reservation //  02-160-5626


Chatuchak Weekend Market 
(now opens on Friday night! 11pm till late)
Take train to Kamphaeng Phet instead of Chatuchak Park.


Siam Gypsy Market
From 5pm to midnight Thursdays through Sundays.
965 8 965/8 กรุงเทพฯ-นนทบุรี 29 Wong Sawang, Bang Sue, Bangkok 10800, Thailand


Mango Tango
- Siam Squares Soi 3  
- Asiatique
www.mymangotango.com 


On The Table, Tokyo Cafe

 Japanese + Thai Fusion
- 6th floor, Central World
- 3rd floor, Siam Discovery 



KarmaKamet Diner 
30/1 Soi Matheenvet Sukhumvit 24, Klongtoey Bangkok (Beside Emporium)
http://www.karmakamet.co.th/




Izakaya, KU DÉ TA
39, 40 Floors, Sathorn Square Complex 98 North Sathorn Road, Silom.
http://kudeta.com/bangkok/

Maggie Choo 
Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom
320 Silom Road, Bangrak


 
Blog soon! tata!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

#GETCLEVER

Sometimes I wonder why people use prepaid when post paid is so much convienient. I was once a prepaid user when I first got my cellphone (I guess most of you too cuz our parents want to control our usage) and it was so inconvenient to buy credit top-up! Imagine having to constantly look for a convenience store to get top-up or ask a friend to send some credit over, haha.

I switched from a prepaid plan to postpaid plan not long after. From then, I'm forever a postpaid user.

But of course, everyone has their own preference, some prefer using prepaid plan because they might not need all the features that a postpaid plan provides. But to be a smart consumer, I believe comparing the plans available in the market right now enables us to identify the benefits that each plan offers and the value of the price we’re paying for.

I'm not sure if you're familiar with U Mobile plans, but if you are considering for telco brand, you can try to take U Mobile plans as into consideration. 

You might want to look at U Mobile's new postpaid plans as they has the cheapest plan as low as RM50, RM70 and RM28 /month!


The U Mobile postpaid plans have a higher-speed Internet quota, lowest flat call rates to all networks, plus FREE calls daily! You'll also enjoy FREE Internet roaming across Asia and Australia, the ability to share minutes and data with up to 3 SIMs, and your unused call minutes will automatically be carried forward to next month!

Talk about the reaping all the benefits in one plan.

There is also the Unlimited Mobile Internet Plans available with U Mobile that caters to your everyday needs. I don’t know about you, but having data is important to me as I always surf on-the-go, so having unlimited mobile internet in one package? Sounds like a clever plan to me!

For information on the UMI Plan go to http://www.u.com.my/umi

With U Mobile’s #GetClever campaign, subscribers will get a host of benefits available for both prepaid and postpaid subscriptions including more internet, carry forward talktime, lowest flat call rate and free calls every day!

Do make the right choice as don’t want to sign up for mobile plans that make you  pay for what you don't need or pay extra when data is used up!

For more info, go to http://www.u.com.my/

Monday, February 9, 2015

Ford Fiesta Test Drive together!



Finally get to have sometime to update a little bit about my test drive experience with the new Ford Fiesta. I invited a few readers to join me along for the test drive and I'm glad that everyone showed up! Courtesy of Nuffnang for making it happen :D

Not sure if you guys rememeber, I sort of became Ford Fiesta little ambassador 2 years ago, with the big posters hagging around Taylors University and spreading on newspapers. Ahh, cant believe time passed so fast, so much glam for that period lol. Anyway, here's a little recap on my test drive with the new Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost.

FYI, It comes with Sporty body kit, Day time running lights, SYNC voice-activation technology, Hill Launch Assist, Electronic Stability Control, Keyless Entry with Push Button start, Kinetic Design.

I personally love the steerring, super light and smooth. 


Still, loving the “smart” system they built in! 

Btw, The New Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost has one of the smallest yet most powerful engines in its class, powered by the triple award winning International Engine of the Year (2012, 2013 & 2014) which comprises of a 3-cylinder turbo charged engine paired with the Powershift ® six speed automatic transmissions. Super smooth!

My readers and I experienced the robustness of the 1.0L engine which has the base size of an A4 paper and were really surprised to feel the power of acceleration from a small engine. Plus we did it with extra confidence knowing that the car comes with great safety standards including 7 airbags!

Overall, I had a great time experiencing the Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost with all of my readers!I hope they all feel the same way too! Hope we get to do more up & close sessions like this in the future!



Interested to have a go at the Ford Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost too? Head over to https://www.ford.com.my/test-drive to book a test drive slot!

 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 RESOLUTIONS


Oh my, it's almost end of January already and I was so busy since day uno of 2015! Every year I make a new year resolutions so when a new year comes, I'll see if I achieve any of it. It's funny how everyone does this new year resolution thing but I'm not sure if we really remind ourselves everyday. I certainly don't remember almost any of them so I am going to read it through and prolly see if I ticked the boxes.

As how I did it every year, this is my 2015 resolutions :

1. EARN more than whatever I'm earning last year. Not only in terms of money, also in terms of  achieving dreams!! I'm glad that I'm now not just a blogger/social media, I'm also a dj, barista & most of all, an entrepreneur. More projects to come and I'm getting more excited than ever! 

2. Blog more about inspirations. I want to inspire more people.

3. Taking work-out routines seriously, I want to look as fit and healthy as possible. I don't need to be skinny but I want to look healthy. 

4. Eat as healthy as possible, cut down those fatty food or sweet stuff.

5. Plans for #daphchuck music festival/concerts hunt! (Ed Sheeran is confirmed!

6. Read more books, I think this was on my 2014 resolutions, and I think I only finished less than 5 books in a year. #fail 

7. Learn how to cook/bake! I'll go for the simple ones like the ones on Pinterest lol.

8. Make more YouTube videos for my personal and GBGTV! Really appreciate that if you could subscribe both Janechuck & GBGTV , it helps motivates us to do more! 

9. TRAVEL TO MORE PLACES! I wanna break last years record. Hopefully. Like they said, always spend on traveling when you are young, life is too short to not see the world.


....




10. I really want to skydive. 
 


lol.



Okay the last one I'm not sure if I can do it but since I have no idea what I have in my mind anymore, sky diving just came into my mind lol. I can't take bungee jump but I think I can go for sky dive!

I think I'm prolly the last one making new year resolutions. If you haven please make one, it's fun so see how much you've achieve in a year. If you did, do share with me by dropping me your blogpost link into the comment link! I would love to read it! 


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

RUBIES.

Hate to say this, but I have a serious addiction with good chocolates. My all time fav snack, KitKat, has finally launched a new premium series, they name it “Rubies”. I am more than glad to be one of the first ones to try them at KitKat Rubies media launch last month at Royale Chulan, Kota Damansara.


At the launch, we get to make our own chocolates with the man behind these rubies, Thierry Martin. He and his team gave us a short presentation on how they make the best chocolates! It's pretty amazing to see how chocolates are made. Heat/Melt, Temper, Mold and Cold.

Thierry showing us how great chocolates are made!

We get to add our own ingredients into our chocolates! I added strawberries and hazelnuts! Yums

Back to the Rubies, if you love KitKat, you will definitely love the Rubies! Each precious gem is layered wit rich chocolate truffle, a crispy wafer center and pieces of hazelnut encased in smooth milk chocolate. Btw, the hazelnuts are imported from Spain!

Comes in pretty red packing! The KitKat rubies comes in a box of 20, priced at RM35.90, available in all supermarkets nationwide. With the nice packaging, be it New Year or Valentines’ Day, this would be a perfect little surprise for your loved ones!

We had a great time with KitKat, thank you Nuffnang and Nestle KIT KAT for having us!


Friday, January 2, 2015

Free roaming anyone?

What is the worst thing that could happen that will ruin your entire trip? (to me)
Having no internet access.

Okay I don't want to go all “I can't live without internet” but honestly, the internet is part of my life. No, I don't think it's a good thing to stare at your phone and not enjoying the moment, but for me, I love sharing the moments with my followers. So what I normally do is, I will only go online when I was having coffee and I update my stuff.

Imagine if I don't have instant internet access, I think I wouldn't have the same mood while sharing after a week or two. Which explains why I am obsessed with my own instagram feed when I was in my europe trip (sorry for being thick face lol but I really put a lot effort on my editing and photography).


I just can't.

Thank god that I loaned a pocket wifi and most cafes offers wifi. Of course, how good is it if we don't need to pay for internat when we are in overseas. Seems like it's impossible but here I tell you, that this is possible. FREE INETERNET ROAMING is legit, available in 8 countries & regions, including Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, only for U Mobile prepaid users.

To be eligible for the prepaid Free Internet Roaming special offer, you need to make a top up with the  minimum amount of RM50 to enjoy complimentary 50MB data everyday for the next 30 days. Once the 50MB limit is exhausted, you can continue to enjoy internet roaming services at the lowest rate in the Malaysian market at RM30/day for all applicable countries and regions. YES, for the history, IT IS THE CHEAPEST.



Apparently once you reached your travel destination in any of the 8 countries and regions, they will be automatically connected to U Mobile’s preferred roaming operator, allowing you to immediately enjoy the Free Internet Roaming service. Awesome.

source: www.u.com.my

U Mobile’s FREE Internet Roaming of 50MB everyday lets you stay connected while travelling overseas. The 50MB FREE quota is sufficient for those who are like me who love to share their special moments, interesting thoughts, and latest status updates via social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or for them to connect on instant messaging platforms like WhatsApp™, WeChat™, LINE™ and KakaoTalk™ .

For more info about U Mobile Free Internet Roaming, please go to www.u.com.my

Monday, December 29, 2014

Test drive anyone?


Hi everyone! It's going to be a brand new year in few days, are you guys excited? I'm pretty excited as I can already feel 2015 is going to be a bigger & better year! I guess most of my old readers who started reading my blog since young are graduating from college/uni already, am I right?

Anyway, anyone of you is interested to join me for a test drive with the New Ford Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost? 



If you haven’t heard of it, the New Ford Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost is powered by the triple award winning International Engine of the Year (2012, 2013 & 2014) which comprises of a 3-cylinder turbo charged engine paired with the Powershift ® six speed automatic transmissions. One of the smallest yet most powerful engines in its class, you can enjoy a smooth ride with power and acceleration at 125ps and 170 Nm. You will be surprised how this fuel efficient 1.0L engine only uses 5.3L/100km. Fuel-saving and speed; you got the best of both worlds with the New Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost! On top of that, it is also fitted with 7 airbags all around to also ensure a safe and smooth ride.


To top it up with the already attractive features, the new Ford Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost boasts upgraded smart technologies, including the hands-free in-car connectivity system Ford SYNC™. This is a really cool feature because for a music lover like me, the car can easily recognize my voice and I can just command the car to play songs from my phone or even my iPod! And you definitely want to keep your hands off from your phone when you’re driving; Ford SYNC definitely comes in handy for hands-free calling.


The Smart Keyless Entry on Ford Fiesta adds so much convenience to people like me, who’s always looking for car key in my bag, which is full of other stuff. Now you don’t need a key to open the car door, instead by just standing next to it and press on the button on the door handle; press on the Push Button Start to start the engine and off you go!

Don't you love the Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost in bright red? Stylish in a sporty full body kit, fitted with Daytime Running Lights, Auto Headlamps and Auto Rain Sensor for a chic and safety ride in the city.

I mean if you're planning to get a new car for a brand new year, why hesitate to test drive this awesome car! It's free anyway, all you have to do is fill in this form: http://goo.gl/forms/ofhz2ljIEt

Here are the details:
Date: 4th January 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 10am
Venue: Sime Darby Auto Connexion Sdn Bhd (PJ Branch)
Lot 5, Jalan 205, 46050 Petaling Jaya

Only available for 6 lucky readers! So make sure you fill it in correctly!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Live for dreams, don't die with it.


It's going to be 2015 in few days and I've been thinking about how much I've done this year. Had a little conversation with the girls today and we talked about how much we had gone through, and I'm glad each of us is getting better.

I always have this little habit where everytime before I sleep, I tend to think about life, and then I'll write about stuff and post it in my wechat (sorry,my wechat is very personal lol) so things that I think it might inspire, I'll post it publicly. This is the recent one I posted on my facebook page :



This was inspired by a quote I read online, saying something like "People often think about their future, but the forget if they'll survive tomorrow." which hits me pretty hard. Like what usual parents say, or the society thinks, you have to do this this this, so you can have a better future. True, thinking about your future is a good thing but I often think that enjoying the moment is as important as the future. 

You can have all the future you want, but always give appreciation whenever you can, whenever you have the chance to, cuz the only thing you do not want to lose is the moment, the chance, the time you could have. 

I'm pretty glad that this year, I learn so much about not wasting time. I seen friends who hate their life so much but they are still the same old them one year ago, doing the same old routine. No offense, if you are comfortable with your life, go ahead, but if you are not and you are not doing anything to change, why are you complaining? Why are you not taking a step? You did? Why did you stop? Prolly you do not want it as much as you thought. I believe that if you ever have a dream, and if you believe in your dream, nothing is impossible. No one can help you if you are not even convinced with your dreams. Life is pretty much cruel like that.



  S T O P    W A S T I N G   T I M E    .



We are all growing up, give yourself sometime to think about what you want for life, what are you living as, a dreamer or a survivor? Always remember, what you bring into your grave are not the money but the memories you made. Live for dreams, don't die with it.

 Kick start 2015 with new hopes and dreams! Lets do it together!!!! LEGGOOO. 


Monday, December 22, 2014

#LONDONTRIPPIN : Prêt-à-Portea Afternoon Tea.

London oh London, it was like a dream to me, how I wish I could stay longer. It's my first time to London and I'm glad I'm here with him *blush*. To him, London is like home and he actually planned everything in advance, making reservations months ago for dining places, words couldn't describe how blessed am I *blushblushblush*.

This is one of the places he say he must bring me to, Berkeley's designer afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea Afternoon Tea. Yes, this ain't no normal afternoon tea but a very fashionable one. Everything inspired by the It-fashion, with a seasonal menu that changes every six months. It's a very girly thing to do so I'm pretty impressed that he would actually bring me here. I mean even me myself don't really do afternoon tea time kinda thing but this is all for the fashion!

(click to enlarge)

Some bubbles to start with. 


Moschino one is pretty significant, credits to Jeremy Scott of course. But I really love that Christopher Kane dress!
 
 Charlotte Olympia's boot cookies anyone?

Personally loves the macaroons! 

 Can't get enough of these desserts? Just ask for more!
They even packed some for us to bring back. Yey!


 Selfie with the it bag!

Act-candid-shot when pretty well :P

Happy girl is happy! For the first time I actually felt like a princess *blushhhhhhhhhhhhhhh* , all thanks to him for making me one. If one day I have 公主病 I guess you know who to blame :P hehe. Blog more about my trip soon!



Friday, December 19, 2014

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST BOWL OF MAGGI (in 3 minutes)


To be honest, I'm a huge fan of Maggi. I once tweet about my best combi “breakfast” is actually Maggi and a cup of Milo few years back and it is still my fav. I could say my fav flavor goes to Asam Laksa but I also like the others like curry/tomyam/chicken flavor.

It is not that I want to be so thick-face but I seriously think that I cook the best maggi (soup ones); I never really like people cooking my maggi cuz I think they can't do the taste I wanted, except for my mom, she does it how I likes it #momsthebest

So here's my secret to cook the best bowl of maggi in 3 minutes.

I'm cooking a new flavor today, Maggi Royale – Penang Seafood Curry.
 For me, my maggi couldn't be complete without an egg. I'll actually go to neighbour to get eggs if I am eager to have a bowl of maggi but I don't have eggs lol.

Usually how I do is, I use my bowl to measure how much soup I want, I like my soup to taste thick so just pour a little more water to estimate that it will evaporate. Also, I uses hot water cuz I want it to boil fast.

THIS IS AWESOMENESS. 
See how big pack is the chili paste, also comes with cremer and prawn flavoring. Yums.

Put everything in when it started to boil.

So when to add the egg? Right after you feel the noodle is less hard and starting to soften. I just leave my egg at the side and continue cook my maggi.

Close the fire when you can feel the noodles are still bouncy. Noodles that are too soft will just kill the whole bowl.

And here you go, my ideal bowl of Maggi.
Look at the egg yolk *droolllll. Sorry for being full of my maggi lolll.

Soup is just nice.

Btw, I'm really impressed with this Penang Seafood Curry flavor. I think I did a great job cooking it cuz it taste like it came from penang or maybe its just Maggi did a great job on the flavor #asalways. I'm so gonna try the next one flavour in the Maggi Royale range, the Maggi Royale Korean Spicy Braised Beef! Any suggestion what should I add in? Kimchi???



You guys should really try the new Maggi Royale range too!
I am giving away 10 gift packs to my readers – drop a comment in the comment box telling me what is your preferred way to cook Maggi; the first 10 comments will win the gift pack! Dont forget to leave ur email and contact deets!

Good luck :)