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AirAsia Inaugural Flight to Kuala Lumpur, More Flights to KL

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012 in Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Featured, Malaysia, Travel

AirAsia Inaugural Flight to Kuala Lumpur, More Flights to KL

Philippines’ Air Asia launched on June 9 its first international flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  I’m lucky to be one of the passengers of this inaugural flight.

Writing my dedication to AirAsia on the wall!

 

Congratulations AirAsia! I’m glad to be a part of your history!

 

AirAsia Philippines’ first flight to Kuala Lumpur!

We boarded Flight PQ 7455 at 3:15pm and arrived minutes earlier than the scheduled 7:00pm arrival.

This new daily route complements Malaysia AirAsia’s existing Kuala Lumpur –  Clark – Kuala Lumpur morning flights which have been in operation since 2005.

All aboard!

“The additional frequency to Kuala Lumpur provides yet another link for Filipinos and Malaysians in the areas of business and tourism.  But more important, we want to draw tourists from Malaysia to our amazing beaches and natural wonders in Puerto Princesa, Kalibo, Davao and here in Central Luzon.  If we are able to draw even a fraction from Malaysia’s 24.5 million tourists, this will impact on our tourist arrival record for 2012, which means more jobs, more food on the table, more opportunities for every Filipino” AirAsia Inc. CEO Maan Hontiveros.

 

 

True indeed, my friends from Malaysia Angeline and Satkuro have already flown early on from Malaysia to Clark, then hoppin on the plane directly to Kalibo!

The new route will be operated with brand new Airbus A320.

 

early on, AirAsia Philippines celebrated with friends from Media

It was great being a part of this! I made new friends!

 

With me on the flight is Upper Viceo of PHL360.com

I’ll blog more about my trip to Malaysia in the next post!

 

More photos here.

 

Book your AirAsia flight tickets online via http://www.airasia.com/ph/en/home.page

Philippines’ AirAsia call center also accepts booking of regular fares via +632 588 9999 from Monday to Sunday at 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (GMT +8)

 

Interact with AirAsia via:

Facebook: facebook.com/AirAsiaPhilippines

Twitter: twitter.com/AirAsiaPh

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AirAsia Philippines Inaugural Flight to Kuala Lumpur (photos)

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012 in Malaysia, Travel

AirAsia Philippines Inaugural Flight to Kuala Lumpur (photos)
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Air Asia Philippines Inaugural flight photos.

First flight to Kuala Lumpur!

Book your AirAsia flight tickets online via http://www.airasia.com/ph/en/home.page

Philippines’ AirAsia call center also accepts booking of regular fares via +632 588 9999 from Monday to Sunday at 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (GMT +8)

 

Interact with AirAsia via:

Facebook: facebook.com/AirAsiaPhilippines

Twitter: twitter.com/AirAsiaPh

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Zouk Night Out Malaysia

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Celebrities, Events, Featured, Malaysia, Travel

Zouk Night Out Malaysia

After the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards, we headed to a famous night club in Malaysia – Zouk!  I’ve heard of this club from friends and their blog posts and I was really excited to finally land my party feet on Zouk!

We had free passes and drinks courtesy of Nuffnang and one of their sponsor Heineken.

 

We were all honestly tired after the 12-hour trip and the NAPBAS ceremony proper.  But, we all decided we will only be together in Malaysia just for 3 days and if we let this moment pass by, it will definitely be gone!

And so we went to party!  We rode the Nuffnang bus and traveled to KL – Zouk!  It was another 30 minute ride at 12 midnight!  I took a nap at the bus to recharge.

 

Most of us wore heels and oh the achy achy feet!  Good thing we had a VIP room!

While waiting for the bus, some snacked on some Malaysian street food! Yum!  I was too tired to walk at that time.. But oh well, here’s to the fun memories!

I realize I didn’t get a lot of photos from my own cam, but compiling these photos from friends just to save them down the memory lane Smile

 

*Photo from Tin Iglesias

Me holding a Heineken.

 

Outside Zouk

 

Me, Jane, Tracy and Noelle

from Trixie’s cam: Trixie, Nikki, Angela, Janey and me!

Me and Angela! Wishing our friend Kristel was with us.

I think that’s all of the photos I have for now @__@

 

It was one fun night and I hope this happens again!

Ilvoeyougaiz!!!

 

xoxo,

Flaircandy

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Nuffnang Blog Awards Night 2011 Malaysia

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in blogging, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Featured, Malaysia, Travel

Nuffnang Blog Awards Night 2011 Malaysia

It was one grand night. :)  We had a limited time to prepare and rest because we had a 12-hour travel from The Fort to DMIA Clark to Sepang Malaysia to Putrajaya.

Finally a familiar sign – that means we’re finally in Malaysia!

So near, yet so far… me and Jane inside the bus to our Hotel in Malaysia.

I was also glad to be travling with online / offline friends Nikki and Angela!

I spent most of the traveling time sleeping.. bus, plane, bus :)

Finally, I peeked outside our bus window and saw our Hotel!

We stayed at the Marriott Putrajaya Hotel :)

 

when I saw the bed…

 

I just had to nap a bit!

 

12 hours and we had to get ready for the Nuffnang Blog Awards night 2011!

 

A few friends from Malaysia and Singapore that I met throughout the night:

Qiuting – bongqiuqiu who I was with when I went to Hong Kong Disneyland!

Alvin Yang – got to know each other through blog-hopping!

 

Pole Dancers! – was so tempted to join them dance so I took it out somewhere else instead 

😀

 

Congratulations to all Pinoys who got nominated:

Best Food Blog – thefatkidinside.com

Erwan Heussaff

 

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Best Travel Blog – justwandering.org

Nina Fuentes

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Best Fashion Blog – itscamilleco.com

Camille co with Laureen Uy

 

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Best Photography Blog – lantaw.blogspot.com

 

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Best Geek Blog – geekout.ph

Jayvee Fernandez flew in for Bim Barbieto

 

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Best Geek Blog – yugatech.com

Abe Olandres

 

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Best Parenting Blog – themisischronicles.com

 

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Best Lifestyle Blog – jenniepperson.com

Jen and roommate Kring busy Tweeting ^_^

 

Most Original Blog Design – blog.ditz-revolution.net

 

grabbed from Helga’s blog!  Congratulations love for being one of the nominees for Most Original Blog Design!

 

 

Hidden Gem – googlygooeys.com

 

 

and the rest of the Team Philippines :)
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*grabbed this photo from my former teammate Angela (yes we worked together before) could you imagine, we’re together for the NAPBAS!?
from left: Patty Laurel, Jane Chua, Nikki Tiu, Angela Nepomuceno, Erwan Heussaff and yours truly :)
– I was already excited to go to the Zouk afterparty and I changed wardrobe already :)
Photo grabbed from Tin Iglesias of Fashion Ate the World
That’s Jane, me and Tin!
*from Tin’s camera

 

and the Winners of the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards are:

Region’s Best Blog – Wendy

Most Influential Blog – Wendy

Best Micro Blog – Kennyy Sia

Best Entertainment Blog – Beautiful Nara

Best Food Blog – Lady Iron Chef

Best Travel Blog – Just Wandering by Nina Fuentes

Best Fashion Blog – Cheeserland by Ringo Tan

Best Photoblog – Photoblog.hk

Best Geek Blog – Geek Out by Bim Barbieto

Best Parenting Blog – Childhood 101

Best Lifestyle Blog – Jenni Epperson

Best Original Blog Design – Eat Show and Tell

Hidden Gem – Googley Gooeys

 

 

Our FOOD:

Puree of Split Pea Soup with Herb Twist

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Grape Sorbet and Fresh Mint

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Pan-fried Dory Fillet with Spicy Peach Sauce with Lasagna Potatoes & Garden Green Vegetables

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Tiramisu in Chocolate Cup with Strawerry and Vanilla Sauce

 

that matches my nails 😛

Thanks to Nailaholics for my nails! :)

UP NEXT:

Zouk Night out!

*photo by Tin Iglesias.

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Sneak Peek: Asia Pacific Nuffnang Blog Awards 2011

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in blogging, Featured, Malaysia, Travel

Sneak Peek: Asia Pacific Nuffnang Blog Awards 2011

Sneak peek and a few photos of the night that happened!

I always love going to Malaysia and this time we stayed at the Marriott Putrajaya hotel = <3

It’s a bit far away from the City Central but we got really good rooms and great accommodations!

Jane is my roomie!

The Grand Ballroom that night was packed by bloggers in the Asia Pacific region and us from the Philippines are here to reprhuuzent!!!

Hannah Villasis FlairCandy Nuffnang Blog Awards 2011

Will post more photos later… but I wasn’t able to get a lot of photos this year :( I know not having my SLR is not an excuse but I just got tired from the 12-hour trip we had @__@

I got re-energized for the after party at Zouk! It was so much fun…

for now…

Check out the list of winners for the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards 2011! I hope I listed everything correctly, just let me know if there are any corrections :)

Nuffnang Blog Awards 2011 list of winners

Region’s Best Blog – Wendy

Most Influential Blog – Wendy

Best Micro Blog – Kennyy Sia

Best Entertainment Blog – Beautiful Nara

Best Food Blog – Lady Iron Chef

Best Travel Blog – Just Wandering by Nina Fuentes

Best Fashion Blog – Cheeserland by Ringo Tan

Best Photoblog – Photoblog.hk

Best Geek Blog – Geek Out by Bim Barbieto

Best Parenting Blog – Childhood 101

Best Lifestyle Blog – Jenni Epperson

Best Original Blog Design – Eat Show and Tell

Hidden Gem – Googley Gooeys

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Port Klang to Thean Hou Temple

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011 in Malaysia, Travel

Port Klang to Thean Hou Temple

Malaysia is a multi-cultural country.  Mostly resided by Malay and Chinese people.  A lot of Filipinos and other expats now live here as well.

With this, they have mosques, churches and chinese temples.

We were sailing aboard the SuperStar Virgo overnight from Singapore and docked early morning at Port Klang, Malaysia.  It was a very nice experience.  I slept, when we were in Singapore – and when I woke up, this was my view :)

This was our view of the port while we were enjoying a festive breakfast buffet at the Mediterranean restaurant.  I swear, food never ran out and I gained like 3 pounds over the trip – but I don’t care!

Food is part of the trip and I choose to enjoy it!

Port Klang looked gloomy as it rained early in the morning.  I was happy that it did.  I remembered the first time I went to malaysia and it was so hot! Hotter than in the Philippines.  The rain, regulated the temperature a bit.

I remembered having a sore throat and that bothered my sleep in the cabin.  I only felt relieved when I drank Jas’ Pei Pa Koi – a chinese all-around cough medicine.  That was already 4am so I barely had any sleep and so I slept through the entire trip from Klang to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

When I woke up, I was greeted with bright colors evoking words like “Good morning Hannah”

I love colors!  We went down and toured around the temple.

Thean Hou Temple

It was one big temple.  We had to climb a flight of stairs up the tower.  That definitely woke me up.

There were a lot of people, and I even noticed a couple getting wed.  The tour guide then explained that the Thean Hou temple offers fortune telling and marriage registration services.  She was like “If you have your boyfriend or girlfriend with you, you can already get married right here right now.” 😛

Thean Hou Temple, candle

We went inside the alter and saw people praying and meditating.

The temple was so big, but if you look at the details, you will see that it is carefully crafted.

Thean Hou Temple

One example is their ceiling.  I know nothing about architecture, but it looked like they sure put a lot of work on this one.

In addition to the altar in the prayer hall, there is also a smaller statue of Guan Yin to the right of the hall, set amongst rocks and falling water. Here one can kneel and receive a blessing of water from the statue. Outside the temple at the entrance to the grounds, there is a larger statue, similarly set amongst rocks and falling water.

Other features include a Chinese Medicinal Herbs Garden, a Wishing Well as well as a Tortoise Pond.

Finally there is a large statue of the goddess opposite the temple, along with a collection of other large statues that include representations of the twelve animals of Chinese astrology.

Traditional Chinese exercise and martial arts activities such as Qigong, tai-chi and wushu classes are conducted at the Thean Hou temple.

I was inspired by the details of the temple that I opened my perspective to recognize the tiny things in my environment, including this flower.

this was a really tiny flower.  But, it’s beautiful and it looks fresh.  It’s like the world i want to live in!

I went to a Chinese temple in Cebu, Philippines about over a year ago and what the fortune teller told me was “A very handsome guy will propose to you in marriage this year.”  I was like – “what?” But, I asked about my career and there he is, predicting my love life. But to make the story short, it didn’t happen guys 😛  Maybe I wasn’t concentrating enough.

hmmm, how about you guys, do you have any Chinese temple stories?  Please share below!

Fly to Singapore and Sail on a Cruise Ship to Malaysia

This trip was part of AirPhil Express’ Fly and Sail adventour package.  We only had a day trip in Malaysia but I think it was about enough time to go around the major landmarks.  What I like about sailing is that I need not pack my bags to go to another country because I can leave my things in the ship.  No hotel transfers or whatever.

More to come in our Malaysia experience: Menara KL or KL Tower, KLCC and docking at Port Klang and Thean Hou Temple

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Merdeka Square and Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011 in Featured, Malaysia, Travel

Merdeka Square and Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Let’s go back to history a little bit.  I want you guys to learn a lot from my blog especially interesting stuff.  Don’t fall asleep reading this post okay?

Merdeka in Malay means Independence.  Just like the Philippines, Malaysia also struggled colonization from Britain.  Manila was also under the British rule around the 1700s for only 2 years.  Resistance was strong and it prevented the British folks to spread around the archipelago.

But don’t you ever wonder how it would be if they colonized us? Think Harry Potter, Queen Elizabeth, The Spice Girls, David Beckham, Kate Middleton, Prince William, and of course and Mr. Bean😛

Mr Bean Philippines

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia was colonized by Britain for many many years.  Hence they drive on the left hand side of the road, and they have British sounding towns / places.

Why choose between fashion and comfort when you can have both?

Wearing my Sanuks.  It’s perfect for traveling where there’s a lot of walking!

 

Merdeka Square, Dataran Merdeka or Independence Square

Sometimes they also call this place as Padang Merdeka.

I never knew that this place is so rich of history.  I was standing at the place where Malaysia waved their first flag of independence.  Across the field is the Royal Selangor Club which is a very exclusive, all men’s club

Therefore, I can’t go in 😛

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

This building is just right across Merdeka Square.  We hanged out inside the bus for a while because this area had free open internet.  Most of the pictures of this building was taken by my Blackberry Playbook.

Too bad we couldn’t go here at night because I heard that this building is also decorated by lights.

I always happen to visit Malaysia during August.  And I usually see their flags displayed everywhere.  This is to celebrate their Independence day.

Notice the buildings with Malaysia’s national flag.

Malaysia has different states and Selangor is one of them.  Kuala Lumpur is a city within Selangor.  Each states have a different flag of their own.  And of course, they have a national flag.

*If you ask me why I know so much about Malaysia, it’s because I have a lot of awesome friends there. (Shout out to all shouters!)

I was supposed to meet AlvinC a.k.a. Chewygummy at Port Klang because he’s the one who lives in Klang.  We planned to go around Klang to find some nic Bah Kut Teh.  They took me here once and he wanted me to try the dry BKT.  We couldn’t find one so we tried the ‘ol traditional soup :)

But we didn’t push through because our tour went to KL instead.  Don’t worry yah, I will be back.

Fly to Singapore and Sail on a Cruise Ship to Malaysia

This trip was part of AirPhil Express’ Fly and Sail adventour package.  We only had a day trip in Malaysia but I think it was about enough time to go around the major landmarks.  What I like about sailing is that I need not pack my bags to go to another country because I can leave my things in the ship.  No hotel transfers or whatever.

More to come in our Malaysia experience: Menara KL or KL Tower, KLCC and docking at Port Klang and Thean Hou Temple

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AirPhil Express Fly and Sail Aboard SuperStar Virgo

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in blogging, Featured, Malaysia, Singapore, Travel

AirPhil Express Fly and Sail Aboard SuperStar Virgo

(long post :P)

At my quarter life (assuming I’d live till 100), I’d have to say I have a lot of check marks on my to-do list already! And I just checked another one when I finally boarded a cruise ship!

The Asian cruise is part of the Fly and Sail package of AirPhil Express for only P24,888 (all in). This included our overnight stay in Singapore with breakfast, the cruise itself (food included) and a short day tour in Malaysia.

I was afraid of getting seasick but I think that with my pole dancing, surfing and driving race karts – I am already immune with motion sickness. That didn’t excuse me from bringing medicines and thank goodness I brought them with me. It saved me from getting allergy attacks and headaches.

What’s in your travel bag? I broadcasted a livestream showing readers the insides of my travel bag here.

I was SO excited to be on a cruise ship!  I never imagined myself in one because I thought that cruise ships are only for rich people.  I didn’t know that AirPhil could make it happen – to be affordable for everyone!  You definitely get your money’s worth.

 

Welcome aboard the SuperStar Virgo

OMG!
Passengers are given this card that would also serve as your credit card inside the ship.  You don’t have to take out your cash while enjoying the different ammenities inside the ship, but you do have to settle your bill and accounts at the reception booth upon docking.
Before this photo was taken, I stayed in Harbourfront Centre mall in Signapore because I had to unlock my Facebook and email accounts.  They all got hacked!!! I was supposed to try Pole Dance classes in Singapore on our free time but I had to lock and reactivate my accounts.  Imagine the stress?
Good thing I was about to board the SuperStar Virgo – stress gone!
Aloha! This is SuperStar Virgo
We boarded at HarbourFront Centre in Singapore.  Our destination: Port Klang, Malaysia!

Our Room

Did I tell you that I totally forgot about my hacked cyber life the moment I stepped inside this ship?

Ah yes, look at that Happy face!

 

This room is good for quad sharing.  One of the furnitures inside (bottom right, can barely see it -yes that yellow thing) can turn into a bed.  It’s a mutant I tell you and I want one in my house for guests 😛

I had the best roomates – Vanny and Jas!  They had chinese herbal medicine with them which prevented the flu virus to take over my entire body.  Thanks for that Pei Pa Koi, it soothed my throat and took away my sniffles.  Remind me to bring one in the future 😛

Facilities and Entertainment

It’s a floating 5 star resort!  They pretty much have everything on board – even internet!  But it’s a bit expensive at around SGD 0.20 per minute. *gulps* I never thought I’d survive a day without internet!  But hey! This ship had so much more to offer that I didn’t miss my laptop at all!
List of Facilities and Entertainment:
  • Galaxy of the Stars (Live music, dance lounge and cocktail snacks, afternoon tea and cocktails)
  • The Lido (Showlounge)
  • The Picture House (Cinema/Auditorium) movie time!
  • Out of Africa (Karaoke)
  • Oasis (Games of chance)
  • The Mahjong Room (Mahjong games)
  • Celebrity Disco (Discotheque)
  • Sports & Fitness

This is the Lido Theatre and this is where live performances from magic shows, concerts to acrobatics happen.

The guy holding me is “Philip” or Philippart

(entrance is free)

He’s one of the performers.  He does comedy, magic and he sings too!  We were seated up front and oh yes, you know in some magic shows they ask for volunteers? Being seated in the front row is given.

They also had Reflections of Russia (entrance is free)

There were gymnasts, acrobats, a couple of super flexible folks danced on a pole too!  I was so amazed how they were able to pull their tricks with their pants on… (we usually pole dance with skin) the more skin the better for our grip to the pole 😛

example:

ohai! It’s me 😛

and since I missed my Pole Dance lesson in Singapore, I had to do this:

I had to do this quickly because they might arrest me or what!

Thanks @Ferdz for taking this photo!

If only airplanes have poles like trains have.. I’d love to do tricks 32,000 ft above the ground!

I wanted to do pole tricks in Singapore’s MRT… but you know how strict they are there, I’d get arrested 😛

Staying in shape and keeping fit need not be boring.  They have comprehensive range of facilities that make working out anything but mundane.  After sweating it out at the gym, end your session at the Apollo Spa and Fitness Centre. Choose to rejuvenate your way from any of the exotic spa treatments.

  • Amphitheatre (Jumbo chess board, Jumbo checkers and table tennis)
  • Universal Gymnasium (Gymnasium)
  • Parthenon Pool (Outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi (4), sunbathing)
  • Aquaswim (Jet current exercise pool)
  • Star Track (Jogging circuit)
  • Other Facilities

They also have a business centre that is equipped with telecommunications systems to help you stay in touch with friends, loved ones or business associates.  Otherwise, choose to shop through SuperStar Virgo as you would a shopping mall.  They also have Chinese medicine here 😛

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  • Ports O’Call (Onboard shopping)
  • Computer World (Computer centre in the child care centre)
  • Starlight Video Arcade (Video games) – they have time crisis, daytona usa, and many other arcade games
  • Oscar’s Hair and Beauty Salon (Hairdressing and beauty salon)
  • Library/Writing Room (Book loans and reading room) – my favorite place!
  • Charlie’s Child Care Centre (Children’s playroom and nursery)

Dining SuperStar Virgo

SuperStar Virgo offers so much more than first class dining and entertainment – it takes you to places where the sun, sea, people and culture blend colourfully well.  Every deck onboard SuperStar Virgo teems with endless fun, entertainment and activities. As you cruise to the most exotic parts of Asia on this floating five-star resort, its more than 25 outlets of food and beverage, entertainment and recreation outlets will impress you.  In fact, it is the only cruise ship in the world that has an authentic Indian restaurant on board that is certified ‘halal’!

There are 3 restaurants you can dine without extra charge in your card.  This is already included in the package and these are: the Mediterranean Buffet and Terrace (halal certified), Bella Vista (International Cuisine) and The Pavilion Room (Chinese Family Restaurant).  Other restaurants are with moderate charges.

All three restaurants serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The Mediterranean Buffet restaurant serves supper (midnight snack anyone?) 😛  The only restaurant that I haven’t tried was the Chinese resto.  Food was okay, there were some great dishes I liked in the Mediterranean buffet.

The Bella Vista cuisine is somewhat fine dining.  Be sure to dress properly in this restaurant.  I loved their cheese and buiscuit.

It’s the other way around actually.  I had fruits for appetizer (which I prefer) and cheese and buiscuit for dessert.

Sea Bass! :) My favorite!

List of shops, restaurants and their specialties aboard the SuperStar Virgo:

The Taverna (Poolside snack bar)
Café Gelato (Ice-cream, fresh fruit juices and desserts)
Mediterranean Buffet and Terrace (International buffet)
Samurai Restaurant (Japanese restaurant)
The Taj (Indian (halal) buffet)
Bellini (Champagne bar)
Blue Lagoon (Southeast Asian favourites)
Noble House (Chinese fine dining)
Palazzo (Italian fusion specialty restaurant)
The Pavilion Room (Chinese family style restaurant)
Bella Vista (International dining)

Gelato bar for your sweet tongue

That’s it for now guys.  It was really a nice experience for me.  I was never bored on board (it rhymes!).  Even if I couldn’t use my laptop.  I even felt like I lacked time to explore everything in the ship.  We had the 4 days 3 nights trip.  I’m thinking of doing this again.  Longer though and I might take the route to Penang and Phuket!

More about Star Cruises and SuperStar Virgo here.

More about AirPhil Express’ Fly and Sail AdvenTour package here.

 

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Leaving on a Jet Plane – and Sailing through The Seas

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Announcements, blogging, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Featured, Food, Malaysia, Singapore, Travel

Leaving on a Jet Plane – and Sailing through The Seas

Hello guys

Finally! I’m going to travel again via Airphil Express and will be sailing from Singapore to Malaysia <3 My feet is definitely itching for some travel, my heart thrives for some adventure and my stomach cries for asian food! Milk teas, Bah Kut Teh and Char Kway Teo – whaddup! Come to momma!  Oh Char Siew Fan, Chilli crab, Nasi Lemak and more! I’m such a piggy!

I also have been doing something new lately and I have been trying out “lifecasting”

If you don’t know what it is – Google or Wikipedia :) But seriously, it’s just me broadcasting my activities via livestream! I love technology!

I was just testing out live streaming on Justin.tv and surprisingly I get a lot of views (internationally -whaddup!?!?!) without me even advertising it. I see a really great potential in expanding my online influence and this medium is one way of doing it.

Follow my livestream videos here:

http://www.justin.tv/flaircandy

I usually get a foreign sim card so that I can take advantage of their data plans, so that everywhere I go, I’m always connected 😛

 

Meanwhile, how are you guys? If you’re a blogger, put a link to your latest blog post below so that my other readers can blog hop <3

Sharing is caring!

See you soon guys!

xoxo,

Candy

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Penang Food Trip

Posted by on Sep 12, 2010 in Entertainment and Lifestyle, Featured, Food, Malaysia, Travel

Penang Food Trip

This is a continuation of my Penang-KL trip.

I got so tired from jet-setting.  My ears got really wonky and I got so sleepy.  So, after eating some nice char siew fan (adobo rice), I just slept.  I was awoken by the sound of my phone ringing.

It was Angeline :)  Angeline and Satkuru picked me up with Ed at our Hotel and drove us around Gurney drive before meeting the other Penangites.  It was 6pm then but there was still sunshine.  7pm, there was still sunshine.

Thanks to Chee Hsien, Willaz and Nasi Lemak restaurant for helping me identify the food.  I got poor memory and I couldn’t remember the names of every food I ate Laughing out loud

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My first nai cha (milk tea) of the day.  This was actually the milk tea I had for lunch.  I love going around Asia because they have lots of milk tea everywhere.  It always helps when I order something spicy.

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my favorite Char Siew Fan (Adobo Rice)

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7pm but there’s still sun.  You can check the map.  Geographically speaking Philippines is on the more Eastern Part but Malaysia follows the same time as us.

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Sorry, it’s a little bit underexposed.  I really didn’t edit much and besides, I don’t know how to Photoshop Smile with tongue out

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I got tips from everyone I know, even Filipinos who have been to Penang, that street food in Penang is the best.

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so street food it is…

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not sure what this is but it might be pig kidney

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It gives Khoay Zhiap its authentic salty but soury flavor I believe Smile with tongue out

Khoay Zhiap is only found n Penang and Lasker said, they only prepare it like weekends.  Perfect timing for me Open-mouthed smile

Khoay Zhiap is like our soup number 5

If you don’t know what soup number 5 is… it’s like sinigang or nilaga with cow testicles Smile with tongue out

I know I have eaten the weirdest things *faints*

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This is the Khoay Zhiap soup Open-mouthed smile not bad tasting.  You can also opt to have it with rice and I like rice better Smile yummy loh, but not for those with high uric acid.

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Char Kway Teow (CKT) My favorite noodles of all time!  Spicy is good.  It’s not the best CKT if it’s not spicy Smile with tongue out

It’s flat noodles with egg and bean sprouts.  They also put usually shrimp and other veggies.

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mehhh… I forgot what this is called but according to the owner of Nasi Lemak’s resto here in the Philippines, this is Cheng Tng.  It’s just water and ice with some fruit syrup.  Lychee and beans and other sweet things are in it too Open-mouthed smile

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I gulped this and ate the fruits when the CKT got really spicy Open-mouthed smile

You know, I’m very sensitive with spicy food.

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Chicken Feet Smile We call this “adidas” in the Philippines because it has like three lines lol

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Curry Puff! It’s like empanada but it’s very big like the size of a Calzone.  They have more meat and potatoes though and really spicy.  But don’t worry, if I can take the spice, you will too Smile YUMMY!

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Food Place in Gurney Drive.  A lot of people are here.  Locals usually eat here more often than refined restaurants.

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The cuttlefish – so big!

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I got lychee ice which is made of real fresh lychee fruit and juice extracts.  Yummy!  I don’t know why we don’t have these here.

The green one is umbra (according to Willaz) it’s a fruit as well.  I think we have the same fruit here in the Philippines but I forgot what.

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This is Kuih Kosui, Kueh Nyonya.  It’s like pandan rice thingy with coconut shreddings Open-mouthed smile It’s like our own kuchinta but made into a ball Open-mouthed smile

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oh yes! they have their own version of Taho and this is the sweetest thing!  They call it Taufu fah

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This is the Fried Popiah, kinda like Lumpia

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Kaya Kuih (not sure) but it’s sticky rice.  One of the ingredients is supposedly a flower that causes the blueish color.

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Ooooh! Pasembur!

It’s really spicy but it’s definitely yummy!  It’s a salad made of shredded cucumber, Chinese Turnip (hong kuak), potatpoes, bean curd (taukua), bean sprouts, prawn fritters (hae chi) and sliced boiled egg.  The spicy sauce is made out of sweet potatoes.  They know how to create and invent very good food ^_^   It’s also called Mamak Rojak or Cheh Hoo depending on which version of food this is (Indian or Chinese).

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More milk tea and

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another vrsion of CKT I ate near our hotel… yummy! I’m telling you, I’m craving for one right now gaah!

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Chili bits you’re supposed to put on CKT if you want it to be spicier lol

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oh yaye! What’s this burger doing in this blog post? oh well, you gotta McD everywhere once in a while Smile with tongue out

Till the next blog post Smile

Next time, KL time baby!

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Beautiful Sights Georgetown in Penang Malaysia

Posted by on Sep 11, 2010 in Featured, Malaysia, Travel, Wardrobe

Beautiful Sights Georgetown in Penang Malaysia

We arrived at Penang at around 7 am and we haven’t had any nice decent sleep.  We were supposed to walk around Georgetown and take pictures.  But we were really tired and sleepy so we just took these pictures while riding the bus hoping to walk around the city in the afternoon.  But we slept whole afternoon lol so we never got to have another walk. I know I haven’t captured everything in photos but Georgetown is really lovely and very rich in culture.  Georgetown Penang looks like our Vigan’s Calle Crisologo where old houses are preserved.  The only difference is Georgetown’s architecture looks more English or British and our Calle Crisologo looks more Spanish.  They also had cobbled roads like the one in Calle Grisologo Smile Anyway, here’s the best of my bus photos Open-mouthed smile

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Kapitan Kling Mosque in Jalan Kapitan Kling

Tourists should be properly attired when entering the Mosque but I don’t know what is proper or not.  I never went inside anyway Sad smile

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Another view of the Kapitan Kling Mosque

They also use the word “Kapitan” and I researched about the meaning.  “Kapitan Keling” means headman.

What I find really nice about this Mosque is the ocher yellow façade around the posts.

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This was just a random photo and according to Willaz:

“I know they sell medicine and bird’s nest and many more.. but i couldnt recall the name!”

Smile with tongue out

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“Berhenti” I think means stop lol

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Loveyly street with tourists walking around Open-mouthed smile I would really love to go back here and walk.

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Old structures.

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Thanks for Willaz who tried to help me identify some landmarks.

this is the clock tower roundabout near the Esplanade

This is the Clock Tower, Pesiaran King Edward

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Tanjung City Marina, Pengkalan Weld

I think this is where cruise ships dock

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There are lots of worship places here.  Mosques, Chinese Temples and churches

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This is just some ruins I found while walking from the bus stop to

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Another colorful temple just near our hotel.

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Komtar Tower.  Tallest structure in Penang.

It’s just 2 blocks away from our hotel.

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We also rode a free bus that supposedly will take you around Open-mouthed smile

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This is the Hop on, Hop off bus Open-mouthed smile

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Another Chinese Temple in Jalan Sungai Ujong.

I wanted to go inside and do pai pai and ask questions, but I won’t understand Dhinese Smile with tongue out

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I loved walking around the streets of Penang.  It’s a friendly neighborhood.

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Some Market

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You need to take pictures of signs of streets and places once in a while Open-mouthed smile

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Penang expressway

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Penang bridge to mainland Malaysia via Butterworth Open-mouthed smile

Till the next set of pictures.

This time it’s Penang food *yums*


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Touchdown Malaysia: Penang and KL

Posted by on Sep 10, 2010 in Featured, Malaysia, Travel

Touchdown Malaysia: Penang and KL

I have been to KL a year ago and it was my first time traveling  outside the Philippines alone.  I was only there for about exactly 48 hours (2 days) and I just had little time to stroll around.  I only went around Subang, Klang for some Bah Kut Teh,  KLCC to take my picture with the Petronas Towers and south to Melaka.

I have heard of the yummy Penang Island Smile with tongue out *drools* The first few people I got to know in Malaysia were in Penang and now I’d love to call them friends Smile And if you may ask where I got to have many friends in Malaysia, it’s all because of this. Open-mouthed smile I really love these guys.  I know that I’ve only gotten to know most of them online, but I feel like I’ve known them for years.  They also came by the Philippines to say Hello Smile I blogged all about it here.  Actually, I just realized… I blogged a lot about them.  Pretty much, they have influenced me a lot I guess when it comes to blogging.  They were also the first blogger friends I had. Nerd smile

Okay lah, time to blog about me and Ed’s jet-setting adventure to Penang and KL!

Ed and I booked tickets like a year ago Laughing out loud Why? Coz they were only for Php 621 (to and fro KL).  Cebu Pacific went ZERO fare and I believe this has been the most inexpensive ticket I have ever bought!  A few days after, Air Asia went super sale too!  And so we bought tickets from KL to Penang.  They were selling a ticket each for only RM 19 all in (RM 19 = Php 266 – ish). BINGO!

After a year…

(well almost)

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I was on my car on the way to NAIA 3 and look at the weather… @_@

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At the airport… I got hungry so I ate a little bit of unique donuts from Mister Donut.

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I got lazy taking pictures of myself.  Also, at that time, I felt ugly so no pictures la la la… Smile with tongue out

anyway, I took pictures of these tips I found on Smiles magazine Open-mouthed smile

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This one too… I was planning on following this but… I got lazy and tired too because I brought some work with me while on vacation.

We left NAIA 3 at around 10-ish (can’t remember well)

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and… touchdown LCCT yaye!  It was around 1:30 am then

Ed was busy checking stuff via LCCT’s wifi.

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We got sooooooo hungry and it was so bad for both our diet

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I still felt ugly but what the heck… *click* Embarrassed smile

I ate a cheeseburger meal by the way which cost RM 11 (P 160) @_@

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Ed ate Spicy Chicken burger thingy… It was so spicy he was sweating like crazy XD

We had to wait for 5 hours for our next flight to Penang.

Tune Hotels is just nearby and had I known they had a 3-hour resting promo thingy then I would have booked a room and slept.

But, I didn’t know that so we waited at LCCT *faints*

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Of course after 4 hours of waiting I got hungry again and ate something… Chrysanthemum tea is my favorite tea of all time and I love the Iced tea better!

I don’t know why but I can’t seem to find Chrysanthemum teas here in the Philippines so I often buy them when I’m abroad.

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I didn’t know what was wrapped in this banana leaf when I bought it and I was surprised –

It’s Nasi Lemak wee! (bought everything at RM 10 or Php P145) @_@ expensive!

Nasi Lemak is like their favorite breakfast meal consisted of Rice steamed with coconut oil.

On the side are anchovies (Dilis) and shrimp paste (kinda like bagoong with tomato sauce and chili)

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Oh yaye boarding time!

I guess we were so tired by then that we got grumpy over AirAsia.  There were around 20 planes on dock and we had a hard time looking for our own plane.

We almost went to the wrong plane which was supposed to go to Johor Bahru (south of Malaysia near Signapore).

We spent like around 30 minutes looking for the plane.  It wasn’t only me and Ed, the entirety of us passengers got lost lol

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haaaaa… finally we found ze plane to Penang!

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okay I look so demn tired at this time as you can see but I can still manage to smile as always Open-mouthed smile

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In flight Open-mouthed smile Beautiful sunrise ^_^

I seem to notice that sunrise and sunsets are more colorful in the Island of Penang

they also call it “Pearl of the Orient”

and as you know, the Philippines is also “Pearl of the Orient”

no wonder I can relate so much with the people in Penang Open-mouthed smile

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Touchdown Penang!

We were supposed to take a cab as Satkuru suggested which should only cost about RM 60 – RM 70 I believe ( I can’t remember)

But, we were a little bit adventurous and we took the bus for only RM 2.70

We took the bus 401 which should take us to the Jetty port Bus station which is on the rightmost part of the map below Open-mouthed smile

Jetty means we’re near Georgetown (near TuneHotels)

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When we arrived to Jetty, we took another bus (Bus 101 Php 1.3) that took us directly to Tune hotels.

So, if ever you’re visiting Penang and you’re on a budget, and you’re wondering how to get from Penang International Airport to Tune Hotels (tunehotels.com)

then, just follow what we did. Open-mouthed smile Bus 401 to Jetty Port.  Another bus 101 to Tunes Open-mouthed smile

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So how many hours now no sleep ah?

I still managed to flash a smile for the camera

*click*

Open-mouthed smile

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