Monday, May 27, 2013

Elegantology's Grand Launch!

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Fresh from the pot, I've just attended Elegantology Gallery & Restaurant's grand launch on Friday. It was amazing on how the whole event was put together as it was done so finely. Held at Publika Square, a good 900 invitees were there to celebrate the launch together

Elegantology Gallery & Restaurant brings the finest of things together in its food and fashion. Fine dining food is served in the restaurant, created by celebrity chefs Johnny Fua & Sherson Lian, while in the gallery, The creative director, Beatrice Looi showcases elegant men's fashion designed by established local fashion designers such as Daniel Chong, Hayden Koh, Ian Chang, Jason Zeck Lee, Joe Chia, Justin Yap, Michael Ong and Venie Tee.

We started off by having a tour in the restaurant and gallery itself, and a cocktail reception to wait till everyone has arrived

*Photos are taken using the Samsung NX20



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The interior of the Gallery


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These pieces comes in a limited number tailored for the most sophisticated of tastes


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lovely canapes at the reception


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Martell VSOP being served


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The stage area


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Limited Edition Martell VSOP being showcased 


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Myself with Carmen


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Elaine came to join me as well




As the event began to start, we were brought into Publika Square where we were able to experience the launch. The main highlight for the night was a fashion show brought together by the local designers, while we indulge in awesome gastronomic cuisine and Martell VSOP

I am glad that I'm one of the VIP's which allowed me to sit and dine with the rest. Others had to stand outside and watch the show =P 



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Fine dining at its best


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The Emcee, starting up the show


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The Martell Director sharing his thoughts


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Beatrice Looi officially starting the show


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Martell up close!


So of course as it started, We were served a 4 course fine dining experience which was really great on the palate. The food was distinctively crafted and made in such a way, it goes well with Martell itself, and has a great flavour to it 

As for starters, I had:

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Smoke muscovy duck with foie gras mousse, shitake mushroom terrine red onion jam, grilled korean "bae"

I'm really a big fan of foie gras (yes eventhough i know the process of how its made) and I would really say the foiegras mousse served just melted in my mouth and the smoke duck was great

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Kelantanese laksa, hokkaido scallop, sambal twist, quail egg and ulam julliene

It had a really nice texture to the soup itself and with the scallop, it made everything better

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24 hours at 77 degrees, beef rib with glazed carrots and shimeji mushrooms 

The beef was so tender that you could even use a spoon to just slice it. the sauce really accommodated it well too


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Sesame Sorbet with Compressed Melons, yogurt cream candied walnut macaroon, anjou pear

Tell me who can say no to macaroons? and the sesame sorbet was delightful





As the food was served, the fashion show started by showcasing some of the works from the local designers


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Amber Chia as one of the celebrity models

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Some of Martell's collection

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All the designers up on stage.





After the fashion show was over, it wasn't the end of the event. DJ Nadine came on to stage where she spun great music for the invited guest that were happily socializing with awesome Martell VSOP


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*picture credit to Kelvin Soh



All in all, I definitely think Elegantology is a great place to be. Do take some time off and see their collections, or just dine in to a spectacular experience!

You can also check out their FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/elegantology or head over to www.elegantology.com.my

Friday, May 24, 2013

Awesome Dessert! Halo-halo!

I'm updating live from the Philippines. I've reached Manila a few hours back, and I received my first VISA challenge. I was given a VISA prepaid card with 20,000 pesos reloaded in it. and I'm on the hunt for something to eat!

The challenge was:

look for this popular Filipino summer dessert of mixed beans, fruits and jellies with saved ice and milk, then topped with creme caramel and ube ice cream. You may find this well loved thirst-quencher on the streets, malls, restaurants, or even in fast food joints.

After doing a little research on the internet and asking some of the Filipino locals here, I concluded that it must be the dessert "Halo-Halo" as it matched all the criteria

I headed over to the ATM to withdraw some money using the prepaid card, and headed over to the food court at a shopping complex nearby.

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Withdrawing money

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4,000 pesos! woohoo!

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Yeaps, I've got another 16,000 left!





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For  96 pesos, I bought my first Halo-halo! With this scorching weather over here, It is definitely the best dessert to accompany as its so refreshing and cool

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handing over the money =D

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Yums!


I'll be updating soon on my other adventures!

Thank You VISA for giving me this opportunity!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Flashing at my Graduation!

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After 4 and a half years of suffering in Taylor's University & University of Toulouse II - Le Mirail, it finally comes down to this day. The day of GRADUATION! All the hard work and trouble we've been through has come to an end as we finally get our certificates which says we've obtained our bachelors! 

Of course I would want to thank my family definitely as they've been helping me throughout all my years, and also to my beloved lecturers which i treasure most *you know who you are*

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With my Mum & Sister

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With my Dad

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Mr Patrick!

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Ms Jasmine & the 4 Batangs


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That is how many hospitality students were graduating that day! 






and well, as of every Graduation Post, Its just full with pictures of all my beloved friends! I love you guys! 

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The adorable Nonii

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The lovely Eunice

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My "wife" Geralyn

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My "daughter" Celestine

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Chung & Ewen

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Melvin & Joshua

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The "NAZI"rah & Chung

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Kah Wai, Eunice, Celestine & Joshua

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Chung, "Valedictorian" Samantha, Eunice & I

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The Nutjob Benedict

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Meijuin & I



Some Hat Tossing!

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Tossing my hat away!

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Joshua tossing his hat away




and more pictures!
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Joshua, Evon & Mervyn

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We'll never change =D the 4 Batangs!


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Spacing out on what to do next

So then, we decided to.....

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Get Ready....

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Flash! 


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Flash!



and the ultimate Flash ever!

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FLASSHHHHHHH

*this photo gained 1000 likes on Facebook. amazing ain't it! if you haven't liked it yet, do so at: http://on.fb.me/10HtLGQ





Some family pictures:

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Sze Thien & Family

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Kah Wai & Family

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Evon & Family



And to the last few photos that day

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Some random photo

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The last group picture




and some super random picture...

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Joshua "lighting up" his scroll




You guys made my world for the past years in uni. I'll never forget the moments we had!