Haraju-Cube @ SS15, Courtyard

Finally – Haraju-Cube opens in Subang Jaya!! Their main branch is in Empire Damansara, I’ve only been there once. This is my second time and I’m just glad that they opened nearby so don’t have to travel all the way to Damansara. I went around 11PM, the last call is around 12.30am!

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So we ordered the Caramel Honey toast and their fresh juice – Mango & Orange.
The Mango&Orange costs RM13.90.

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Caramel Honey (RM27.90)
This toast comes with honeycomb bits (which gets stuck in your teeth but it’s still good!), topped with vanilla ice cream. Very sweet though, so this would be a good option if you love sweet stuff especially honey and caramel. The portion quite huge so better to have someone to share with you!

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They also serve brunch and snacks aside from dessert.

Haraju-Cube
Address:

Lot G-03, Ground Floor,
SS15 Courtyard,
Jalan SS15/4G,
47500 Subang Jaya.

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs & Sun: 10AM to 12AM
Fri & Sat: 10AM to 1AM

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Crush Your Fitness Goals For 2018

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Have you ever thought to yourself: I want his or her body. I wish I can get his/her body. I want to be skinny. I want to lose weight.

It shouldn’t be that way at all.

You should be thinking: I want to live a healthy life. I want to be active. I want to be a better version of myself.

In the end, it all comes down to the real reason as to why you want to work out, exercise or go to the gym, which is: for yourself. Not anyone else, but yourself.

Focus on you and your own body. Work on your body, figure out what works best for you.

You don’t need to have another person’s body. You don’t need to be envious of others and their physique. You don’t need to compare yourself with others. You are perfect in every way, those people who you wish to become? They all have flaws, just like you. They too had to work hard to get to where they are. You can do it too. You should not only focus just on losing weight since it will become a short-term thing.

Be the better version of yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself well, I’m sure as hell that I believe in you! Even if it takes time, no matter how long it is.

You. Will. Get. There.

There’s no rush anyway, this isn’t a race. There’s no reason to be chasing time (unless you have a photoshoot coming up or you’re competing).

Don’t let other people’s words affect you, especially if they are demotivating words.

Only you know your progress and how bad or well you are doing. The others don’t know the effort you put in or how hard you work.

You wanna gain more muscle or fat because you’re too skinny?

You can do it.

You wanna lose fat (NOT lose weight!) and reduce the flabbiness of your arms and stomach?

You can do it.

You can bloody do it. 2018? Yeah. You’re gonna be whopping 2018’s ass because you are so gonna goddamn get what you want and ACHIEVE it. You don’t even need to just go to the gym.

Yoga? POP Pilates? Muay Thai? Zumba? Jogging? Running? Football? Swimming?

You can achieve your fitness goals with ALL of the above! Find what you love, and do it. Don’t just be a couch potato. The main reason for all of these goals is toย live a healthy, well-balanced life.

Of course, nutrition plays a HUGE part as well. But if you don’t consume junk food or food with high sodium every single day & hour, I’m sure you’re good to go.

It’s all about BALANCE.

Don’t be eating McDonald’s and cup noodles every day then wonder why nothing is changing.

Plan it out, and you’ll get there.

Figure out what is your 2018 Fitness Goal, and take the steps necessary to achieve it.

Remember, this is not a diet. This is not a short-term thing.

It is long-term, it is a lifestyle. It is a lifelong journey.

x chelle

My 21st Birthday @ Botanica + Co, Bangsar South

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Hosting my own birthday party will be a shocker to those that have known me since I was young, mainly because I HATED birthday parties and I HATE being the center of attention. Almost all of my younger pictures you can see this little girl covering her eyes and face, looking like she could kill someone.

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Anywaayyyyy, being an introvert there’s no surprise that I get very shy being at the front and center with people singing happy birthday to you.

I decided to host my own, small birthday celebration for my 21st. Note the small. I thought of having a big one but then towards the date, I started to overthink a lot and decided to just have a small one.. :’) (The introvert in me is still present)

I had it at Botanica & Co, situated in Bangsar South!

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I got a package deal kinda thing from byblast. All of the decorations on the table including the balloons and flowers are by them. You should check them out! I’ll link their info down below. They will cater to your budget as well!

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This is one of my favourite, I kept eating them! Definitely would recommend these fries!

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Another of my favourite as well! Would recommend this beef stew too!

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edit_12The BO+CO Club (RM30.00)

There are also two other things in the menu which I didn’t take pictures of because I got too hungry (heh) which are two pizzas: The Gentleman (RM42.00) and Chicken Tikka (RM33.00).

Overall the food was worth it, decent price and portions are huge! Great ambiance as well ๐Ÿ™‚ (Perfect lighting during day time!)

You can check out more pictures on my instagram:ย @michk_

Thanks to my friends for coming & celebrating with me! Love ya’ll loads โค

Botanica + Co
Opening hours: 11:30am to 10pm
Address:
G5 Podium,
The Vertical, Bangsar South City,
No.8 Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South,
59200 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

ByBlast – Surprise & Party Planner
Instagram:ย @byblast
Facebook:ย bybl4st

You may also like:ย The Owls Cafe @ One Space, One City USJ

Check out also:ย 21st Birthday @ The Forum KL, Desa Sri Hartamasย 

13 Things Everybody Should Learn When Turning 21

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(thanks to my best friend for this postcard)

So.. I finally turned 21. Woohoo! Officially a legal adult! *pops confetti* Although it’s cool and all that I’m considered an adult already….. I’m soooo not ready to be an adult yet. Can I just be a kid forever?!?!?! *insert crying emoji here*

Since I have lived a total of 21 years, I felt like sharing a few things that I have learned throughout my years of life. Some may be relatable or not – well we all go through different shit in life. These are just a few of the things that I think that everyone.. SHOULD learn or at least… know about it if you haven’t turned 21 yet. If you have, hopefully, you have learned these 13 things.

  1. Make more effort to talk to people
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    One thing’s for sure is that I realize if we make effort to talk or approach people, not only does it strengthen the relationship but you also get to know the person even more. Don’t be afraid to make the first move by striking up a conversation with your friends or strangers, even your relatives.
  2. It’s okay to not be okay
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    If you’re not doing so well, don’t think that you are not allowed to feel this way. Don’t ever think that you have to be okay all the time. Allow yourself to have bad days because there will always be good days ahead. Just have your bad days, and pick yourself up the next day.
  3. Accept what is meant to be and move on
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    The boy you loved so much hurt you? The girl you thought was The One turns out not to be? Didn’t managed to get that job? Stop clinging on to something or someone that isn’t meant to be in your life. Learn to let go, and move on. Don’t dwell on the past, focus on your future and see what it’ll bring you. I know it isn’t easy, but for the sake of your happiness, and everyone else..ย you have to. Not everything or everyone is meant to stay or be in your life.
  4. Forgive yourself
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    One thing that I am always guilty of is blaming myself for everything. Please, learn to forgive yourself for the mistakes you did or did not do. Everybody makes mistakes, as long as you learn from them that’s all that matters.
  5. Forgive others
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    Why do you need to cause unnecessary stress in your life by not forgiving others for their mistakes? It may not be even their mistake, but don’t shut them off completely. Forgive them, and forget. Trust me, you will feel much better when you do. It feels so much better to put all the drama behind you than holding on to revenge.
  6. Don’t let fear conquer you
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    If you want to try something, GO AHEAD AND JUST DO IT. Don’t think about the what ifs – JUST DO IT! Don’t let fear overcome you and the things that you want to do. You wanna travel to freaking Africa?! Buy a plane ticket right now! Do whatever the heck you wanna do, as long as it makes you happy.
  7. Love yourself
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    You are a precious little creature. One thing that I have learned is that it is SO important to have self-love. Pamper yourself, do whatever. Love yourself because each and every one of you are worth it, you are a goddamn piece of 1000k carat diamond ok – boy or girl.
  8. It’s okay to not have things figured out yet
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    Really, it is OKAY. There is NO rush to plan your future right away, it takes time to get to where you are and where you want to be. It is FINE if you don’t know your future plans or what you want to do in your life. Baby steps, just go with the flow. You’ll be fine. Life is all about trial and error anyway ๐Ÿ™‚
  9. Believe in yourself
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    It is so important to believe in yourself because if you don’t, then who will? Other people can believe in you, but if you don’t then there is no point. In the end, the decisions you have to make will always come back to you. Everything is your choice, so believe in your capabilities. Confidence is the key to everything. Even if you don’t have confidence, fake it. Act like you do because confidence is what creates a great impact on everyone, even yourself.
  10. Always be kind
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    Always, always, always be kind to others. You’ll never know if your simple actions will make that person’s day. When you’re kind to others, in return you will feel good as well.
  11. Surround yourself with positivity
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    Don’t be around people that constantly puts you down, say mean things and make you feel guilty all the time. If that person is always making you upset or hurting you, let them go. Be with people that are constantly lifting you up. You don’t need unnecessary toxic people in your life. There’s just no time for that shit.
  12. Life is short
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    You may have lost someone that you love or someone you know. As each day passes by, you don’t know when will anyone’s deathbed be, even your own. Appreciate every living moment and every single person you know because you’ll never know when will be the last time on Earth. You only live once after all.
  13. Choose happiness
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    Choose happiness. You are in charge of how you feel every day. Even if there are days when you don’t choose happiness, choose it the next day anyway. You are in charge of how you feel every day. It isn’t easy, but it is possible. You can do it.

There’s more, I think… but I don’t want to write too long. Some points might be even the same or related.

Welp, here’s to many more years of… adulthood.

If any of you have anything else that you’ve learned, do share your thoughts! ๐Ÿ™‚

x chelle

Honest Review: MYPROTEIN Protein Wafer, Protein Bar, Protein Cookie!

(Note: ‘Honest Review’ blog posts are basically honest reviews from my personal perspective and in no way affiliated with anyone. These blog posts are my personal opinions.)

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Hello!

Recently I’ve been quite packed because my finals are coming up in like..ย 2 weeks?
And I’ve started a bit of freelance writing for websites (tbh only one so far cause no time for more than 1 at the moment so you can ignore the ‘s’.)

Last month I purchased a few sample snacks from MYPROTEIN because I’m always looking for ways to increase my protein intake and who can say no to high protein snacks??

For those of you who aren’t familiar with MYPROTEIN, they are a brand from the UK and is now the #1 Sports Nutrition Brand in Europe.

I only bought a cookie, protein bar and waferย because the products are quite pricey (I’m still a student pls).

  1. Protein Wafer (Sample) RM11
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    Flavour: Cookies & Cream
    Nutritional Info (per packet):
    Protein: 15g
    Fat: 9g
    Carbohydrate: 13g
    Rating: 10/10Guys. I freaking LOVEEEEE this SO much! I love it that much until I actually bought a whole pack (but this is more like a one time purchase cause it’s bloody expensive). The taste is AMAZINGGGGGG. For me, this is definitely the most worth it snack!!! It definitely tastes like cookies & cream and there’s no strong protein taste in it. I HIGHLY recommend this if you guys are interested in buying!

    They have other flavors like chocolate & peanut butter (which I’m sure will taste amazing as well).

    You can get itย here.

  2. High Protein Bar (Sample) RM10
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    Flavour: Chocolate Mint
    Nutritional Info (per bar):
    Protein: 30g
    Fat: 6.3g
    Carbohydrate: 24g
    Rating: 7/10I actually have bad experiences with protein bars. Usually, they have this super strong protein taste which I really REALLLYYYY hate.

    Surprisingly, I don’t really taste the protein taste for this bar. The mint flavor kinda overpowers it, so that’s a plus. Although I can still taste that distinct taste, it isn’t as strong as other protein bars that I’ve tried before. Not to mention the whopping 30g of protein in this bar.

    If you like mint (and chocolate of course), this flavour would be good.

    Other flavors include orange chocolate and vanilla honeycomb.

    You can get itย here.

  3. Skinny Cookie (Sample) RM10
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    Flavour: Dark Chocolate & Berry
    Nutritional Info (per cookie):
    Protein: 25g
    Fat: 3.0g
    Carbohydrate: 16g
    Rating: 5/10Well. As I mentioned above, I really dislike the strong distinct taste of protein.
    And this cookie… has about 80% of the taste. I was struggling to finish it, but I managed to because at least the chocolate and berries takes away the taste when you bite them ๐Ÿ˜€

    Maybe because this is a skinny cookie? Not the other types of cookie that they have (they have different types). I guess I chose the wrong cookie to try out LOL. But its okay! I shall try the other types of cookies next round ๐Ÿ™‚

    If you’re the type that can handle the strong protein taste, then this cookie shoud be no problem for you.

    You can get itย here.

Looking forward to trying other snacks, and also their whey protein.
But that’ll have to wait till next year. Not that long anyway since its already
November….wow time does past fast…. :’)

Well anyway, if anybody has recommendations for other brands or under MYPROTEIN any snacks or other types of products, do let me know!

x chelle

The Owls Cafe @ One Space, One City USJ

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The cafe called New Chapter by The Owls located in Bukit Jalil recently opened their newest outlet, The Owls Cafe in One Space, One City (subang kids rejoice!).

The cafe is actually in One Space, which is part of One City (don’t get lost just like I did, park at One Space so it’s easier!). Look for The Square, it’s around that area.

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Great ambience & lighting

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menu4menu3menu2menu1The menu (excluding beverages menu).

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We were told by the waiter that there are two waffles named after the owners of the cafe, which are ‘Rebecca’ and ‘David’. We only ordered waffle and fries since we just finished gym (I know, so healthy huh! After gym eat dessert & fried food haha!) and we were about to eat dinner in 1 hour’s time. And as usual, we ordered only water (it’s free) for our drinks ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rebecca Waffle (RM18)ย 
Topped with bananas, strawberries, blueberries and also some coconut, almond flakes. The coconut flakes and maple syrup enhances the taste in my opinion. The earl grey ice cream located in the middle of the waffle blends in nicely. Jake mentioned that this waffle reminds him of an ‘English Waffle’, probably because of the earl grey ice cream hahaha!

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Sea Salt Mixed Fries (RM12)
It is basically a mixture of sweet potato fries (yum!) and regular shoestring fries, with a touch of sea salt. They will ask you for your preference of sauces which are chili, tomato and mayonnaise. We opted for chili and mayonnaise. I really love sweet potato which is why I gave this a try. To me there isn’t anything special about this, but I love sweet potato so I’m still satisfied with it! ๐Ÿ˜€

I would probably visit this cafe again for the environment and also to try their mains like pasta or their breakfast menu. It’s quite comfy to do work, study or just chit chat with your friends. Plus, during our whole time there they played all the songs I like (Coldplay, Shane Ward, Snow Patrol etc.)!!

Take note though, my sister mentioned that it was quite hot when she visited the cafe in the afternoon the other day. We went there around 5.30pm so it wasn’t hot for us.

The Owls Cafe
Address:
G.01, G.02 & G.03,
Ground Floor The Square @ One City,
Jalan USJ 25/1C,
47650 Subang Jaya.

Opening Hours:
Monday – Sunday: 10am – 10pm

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7 Female Fitness Instagram Accounts In Malaysia To Follow

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Instagram is one of the best social media platforms for people to find motivation and pursue their fitness goals or lifestyle.

There are countless female fitness accounts all over Instagram.ย  Aside from the fitness communities in other countries such as the United States or United Kingdom, in Malaysia there is also a fitness community that is getting larger day by day!

These women all aim to promote a healthy lifestyle as well as to encourage women (and men!) to be fit and healthy.

Not only are there new work outs to try out but their posts also encourage you to achieve your fitness goals in terms of nutrition and physique wise!

Below is a list of female fitness accounts that I personally follow (you should too!) for motivation & inspiration:

(Note: The accounts are not in order, it is numbered randomly.)

  1. Maggie Wong

    Maggie started her bodybuilding journey in 2015 and has participated in various bodybuilding competitions. Despite havingย hyperthyroidism, that does not stop her from being the best she can be! Her Instagram consists of workout exercises, her gorgeous body and her very own healthy meals.

    Instagram Account:ย @maggiewong0114

  2. Andrea Ong

    She is not only a fitness model but also a personal trainer as well as one of the top 15 Fitness Influencers! She enjoys hiking during her free time as it can be seen from her Instastory updates. Aside from that she also posts her gorgeous pictures from her photoshoots (she is a model after all!) and workout videos.

    Instagram Account:ย @andrea_ong

  3. Nana Al Haleq

    It is no surprise to any Malaysian that Nana is one of the top fitness model & motivator. She is also an athlete for PharmaFreak, BeFitMalaysia,ย Under Armour MY and Australian Strength Performance. On top of that, she is also a Fitness TV Host! She loves rock climbing during her free time. Her job is to motivate and inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, which can be seen through her Instagram.

    Instagram Account:ย @nanaalhaleq

  4. Joanna Soh

    Who has not heard of this cute Fitness Youtuber!? Her youtube account has close to 1 million subscribers! Aside from her youtube, she also posts her nutrition and workout tips on Instagram as well. You will definitely fall in love with her in general as well as implementing her helpful fitness tips into your lifestyle.

    Instagram Account:ย @joannasohofficial

  5. Ain Ramli

    She is not only a certified personal trainer but she was also a national athlete for rowing! Her parents were both active in sports, which inspired her especially her father who was a national rugby player. Her Instagram also consists of workout videos, her sculpted body and various other posts.

    Instagram Account:ย @ainramli

  6. Elina Gives

    Representing all the vegans out there, she is not only a vegan but also a powerlifter! YES, you don’t need meat to get them gainz! She shares tips on being a vegan in Malaysia, and she does a good job at it too! So for those of you who are vegan (or want to be a vegan), her Instagram (and youtube) consists of various vegan meals to eat and locations of restaurants that has vegan food. Besides that, she also posts her workout videos (here’s proof right there that you can lift heavy even without meat!).

    Instagram Account:ย @elinagives

  7. Winnie Yip

    Previously a WFF Asia Proย Ms Bikini U24 Champion, she is also a Freelance model and Fitness Enthusiast! Her Instagram consists of workout videos as well as her bikini model worthy pictures which will definitely motivate you to be as fit as her!

    Instagram Account:ย @winniesexyyip

There are way more than 7 Female Fitness Instagram accounts in Malaysia. These are just a few of them.

Sometimes motivating yourself to reach your fitness goals is hard, going to the gym is even harder. But don’t put yourself down, if you want that body, go get it!

You only need that tiny bit of hope as a first step to achieve it ๐Ÿ™‚

Do whatever it takes to get the body that you’ve always dreamed of.

It is NEVER too late to start living a healthy lifestyle (and maybe even live longer)!

Hopefully these Instagram accounts will help motivate you (if you haven’t followed them yet)! ๐Ÿ™‚

x chelle

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