Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Affordable & Delicious Italian food from RM5!

When you think of Italian food, you'll normally think of chains such as Italiannies, and if you were to go to a cafe, you'll always be wondering if their pastas were creamy enough, and would it be worth the price you pay

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I checked out a new place at SS 15, Subang Jaya, which is called La Famiglia. Difference is, its a food truck located right in front of Silva's Tandoori Corner (The same row as the famous Burger SS15 Truck). Owned by a passionate group of friends, they bring on a great cheerful atmosphere while dining at their truck as you can hear them joking around all the time!

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It has been open for over a week now, and I headed over there with Eileen to try it out. La Famiglia sells a variety of pastas and snacks, which ranges from RM5-RM8 in prices. Really affordable yeah?

I ordered "The Boss" Pasta since that is the most expensive LOL and Eileen got the Lucchese Tuna Pesto.

Here are some pics from the food trip:

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The Chefs at work

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Prices of the Pastas

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Snacks & Drinks

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The "Boss" Pasta - Their signature pasta, Its a combination of creamy carbonara & bolognase sauce with chicken slices. 
My opinion: Something you should try as its definitely unique :) you'll probably get more bolognase taste in it with the smoothness of a carbonara dressing. 

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Lucchese Tuna Pesto. Pasta served with Tuna, Basil & Olive oil with crispy chicken ham.
My opinion: A full flavoured pasta and the condiments compliment each other, texture was good and it's delish!

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Family & Friends of La Famiglia enjoying the food

Do visit them to try out their great food! :) They only open at night.

For more info:
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visit them at:

Contact
Email: lafamiglia187@gmail.com
Tel no: 01132111123

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Razor Giveaway & Win a trip to Brazil!

The title says it all! I'm giving away 3 Limited Edition Brazil Gillette Razors away and also find out on how you would win a trip to Brazil!


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Gillette has launched its Limited Edition Brazil Razor series which are the Limited Edition Gillette Brazil Mach 3 (RM13.90) and the ProGlide Gillette Brazil Razor (RM30.90). When it comes to football, nothing else matters and that's why these razors were created so that football fans can proudly stand behind their team.

Other than that, there is a contest going on and its ending TOMORROW (15/5/15 10pm) which is the "Are You a True Brazil Fan?" Contest. The winner will be flown to Brazil to watch a friendly match between Brazil and Serbia, take in a tour of the Football Museum and experience Sao Paolo first hand!

How do you win this? You would have to purchase a Limited Edition Gillette Brazil Razor (Mach 3 or ProGlide) via Tesco's e-shop (http://eshop.tesco.com.my/) or any Tesco outlet nearest to you, and submit your entry online at www.tesco.com.my/eShop/Gillette This contest is held exclusively with Tesco Malaysia, so you better just get one and try your luck in getting your slot to Brazil!

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So I was given a few razors  to try out and of course, I tried out the ProGlide since it was more expensive haha. I'm a guy that can use cheap hotel razor's over and over again and still be happy with it, but when I tried the ProGlide out, it was just like feeling the MOTHER OF RAZORS! Bliss!

It's equipped with 5 thinner, finer blades with a low resistance coating which glides effortlessly through hair for less tug and pull. It was really smooth and comfortable when I was using it. Check it out:


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5 thin blades on the Fusion ProGlide

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Gillette gel which transforms to foam

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Starting with the shaving

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and more shaving

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Taddahhhh



I haven't tried the Mach 3 yet, but I would bet its as comfortable as the ProGlide. It comes with 3 blades, a Comfort Guard with 5 Microfins, and an indicator lubrication strip which turns to white when the blades need changing.


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So now it comes to the part, I've got 3 Mach 3's to give away, and HOW DO YOU WIN IT?

This is a joint contest from Facebook & also my Blog, so I'll select 3 lucky winners from both channels combined to win the 3 razors. 

As for my Blog, All you would need to do is comment the following in the comments box below.

1) I want to win the Gillette Limited Edition Mach 3 Razors from Seraphsam!
2) Put your personal details (Name & Email) in the comments section

Entry Eg:
I want to win the Gillette Limited Edition Mach 3 Razors from Seraphsam!
Samuel Chew
iceseraph@gmail.com



As for my Facebook fan page, you can head over to www.facebook.com/seraphsamblog and see the contest mechanics there! Double your chances by commenting in both my Blog & my Facebook Fan Page

Contest ends: 22 May 2014, 23.59pm (Its my birthday btw! =D)

I'll be using a lucky draw program to determine the winners. Winners will be announced on my blog and also my Facebook fan page! Good luck!


More info of Gillette Razors, head over to www.facebook.com/GilletteMalaysia

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Translate yourself with Tiger!

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I was invited earlier last week to a place at Changkat, called The Rabbit Hole. It was the media launch of Tiger Translate, which will be held on June 14. I arrived pretty late as it was pouring like crazy, and my stupid Waze brought me somewhere at Duke Highway towards Genting Highlands WTH. Sometimes you would just want to use Waze to get the fastest routes there, but sometimes it just fails terribly on you


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Bruce Dallas (Marketing Director, GAB) & Tai See Wai (Marketing Manager, Tiger) giving their speeches explaining what Tiger Translate is all about

What is Tiger Translate? It celebrates global creativity through showcasing artistic collaborations in the areas of Music, Design & Art, Photography and more. Tiger Translate will be held on June 14th at Kenanga City which will have 4 amazing music acts from the local & international scene featuring Editors from the UK, Chochukmo (Hong Kong), Manic Sheep (Taiwan) and our local musician, OJ Law.

For the Art sector, There'll be an artistic collaboration between three homegrown artist, Graffiti Artist -Kenji Chai, Tattooist - Linda Chean and Graphic Designer - Kickatomic's Tsu Ann and Jayme in front of a live crowd.

If being artsy is your thing, I suggest you shouldn't miss this one out!

The media launch continued with of course, Asia's No.1 Beer, Tiger and also the thirst quenching Tiger Radler, served with a great buffet dinner. I was happy enough as it was like a Free Flow of Meat! Salmon, Lamb, Duck and all you can think off to fill in my tummy!


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Juliana, Kelly, Yukiko & I

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Bruce & See Wai having a Tiger

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Yukiko & Juliana

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With the "going to be wed" Charmaine & April :) with Kelly

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Meat, meat and more meat!

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Love how the lights are at The Rabbit Hole

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Smoking it up with my Cigar

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The last Selfie with Juliana

This is going to be the first Tiger Translate in Malaysia, So you wouldn't want to miss out on it! Head over to www.tigertranslate.com.my for more details. You can also win yourself passes from their Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/TigerBeerMY so do make sure you tune in there too! 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Selfie's made easy. find out how!

Selfie's have become an everyday part of life especially with the growing market of smartphones. The only part about selfie's are, that the front facing camera's of the smartphones are always about 2mp which makes the pictures a lil bad in quality. And there's always the trouble of using an actual camera, transferring the photos to the laptop, then to the phone and only to instagram which makes it such a hassle for just one selfie


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I've been lucky enough to get my hands on a Samsung NX Mini which has changed my whole way of taking Selfie's. I got mine in white to match my white S4, and it has a 180 degree flip screen which is great for selfie's and it comes with a 20.5mp camera! that means it gets really great and sharp photos. 

What makes it great is that I'm able to perform "Mobile-link" which hooks up your camera to my Samsung S4, which will transfer the files with just a click of a button. Which means I'm able to share great photos on my Instagram with ease

One think I love about the camera is the "wink-shot". Just set it into wink mode, and you're able to capture a photo of yourself by just winking at the camera. Why is it good? for people with shaky hands like mine, I wont shake the camera unnecessarily by clicking the shutter button,

Here's how it goes:

1) Select Wink Shot Mode
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2) Wink!
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3) Your photos are taken!
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It definitely makes selfie's easier, and especially when it comes to group shots, You'll be able to do it with ease!


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For more info, You can check it out at the Samsung http://www.samsung.com/my/consumer/camera-camcorder/smart-cameras/nx-cameras/EV-NXF1ZZG1KMY

or you can just head to Samsung authorised dealers to check the camera out!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hungry Monkeys and Fire Dancing at Bali

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This is a long overdue post so here it is! I managed to travel to Bali a few months back, and what made it special? It was with my Family! My fam is scattered all over the world, so its very seldom that we have the chance to meet up. probably once a year at most?

This time it was a trip with my mum, step dad and my sister, Sonya.We boarded an Airasia flight over there, and we planned to stay at 2 places. which is Ubud and Kuta. Once we arrived, we hired a car, and took about an hour drive to Ubud

Ubud is a destination away from the city where you'll be one with nature. There's also plenty of temples over there which are rich in culture and history. It has a strong Hindu-Javanese influence so you'll be seeing a lot of God statues all over the place, and there'll be plenty of offerings that are left out on their doorstep each day

We booked a hotel called Sri Bungalows Ubud and it was really spectacular! The entrance would seem pretty small, but there's a garden leading to individual bungalows filled with nature by the side, and also a nice paddy field.


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Sri Bungalows Ubud entrance

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The walkway to the Bungalows

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Keep on walking through the gardens

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The doorstep of our Bungalow

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A bed fit for a king




We soon headed out for lunch to enjoy some delicious cuisine. Indonesian food is somewhat similar to Malaysian food, so we tried out the famous dishes and of course it was nice and spicy!


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Gado Gado

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Grilled Chicken rice

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Seafood rice

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Some other kinda rice, can't remember the name

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Curry




Soon after that, we headed off sightseeing at Ubud which included the monkey forest, where monkeys run free, and also the palace and temples around the area. Have a look!


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Ubud street

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Locals in their daily life

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A God with FREE WIFI!

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The Family

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Uncle Mike feeding a monkey

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We want milkkkkkk

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One of the performing arts centre

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At the Palace



One of the highlights at Ubud was that we were able to watch the Kecak dance at one of the performing arts centre. There's a whole choir of men, and performers who soon get into a trance to perform the dances. There's a whole storyline to the Kecak dance based on a legend. you can read more of it here: http://www.kecakdance.com/story.php as its a pretty long story


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The Choir of Men

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Rama & Sita

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They're so cute!

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Hanoman

and of course it ended with fire! (just like the Kuda Kepang of Johor)


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Dance of fire!




Continuing with the 2nd day, we started off with some famous food which is the Babi Guling. It is roasted pork with rice, and the most famous of them all is at Ibu Oka. This is something you would definitely want to eat as its damn delish!


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Bintang Beer to wash it down

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Babi Guling with rice



Continuing the day, we headed over to the famous Elephant Cave. Its a place of worship, and its pretty peaceful in there! You would have to wear a Sarong (skirt like thing on your waist) to enter the place, and don't worry as they provide it as you purchase your ticket in. Do not buy it from the vendors outside.

Another rule is. Women on period are not allowed to enter LOL


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Elephant Cave

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An altar in the cave

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Another altar in the cave

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A hidden waterfall

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Even the trees wear sarongs!

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Me..being...me

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Bits and pieces of the cave





After meditating (yeah right), we took a drive up to another beautiful scenery that is not to be missed. Ubud & Telagagang Rice Terraces! it took about a 30 minute drive, but it was all worth it as the view was spectacular! You would be able to see farmers in their daily lives harvesting rice on the mountains


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Ubud rice terraces

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Mari kita menuai padi! (Come lets harvest rice)

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Uncle Mike with one of the locals

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Rumah Makan Loji! (Loji translation is actually Sewage LOL)

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A coke to chill the day off




and to end the day, we headed off to another famous restaurant in Ubud which is called Bebek Bengil. Its known as Dirty Duck Diner as it goes back to when they were choosing the name for the restaurant, a bunch of dirty ducks walked in and messed up the whole place, so hence the restaurant was named Dirty Duck Diner! 

Their speciality? of course the crispy duck :)


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Bebek Bengil

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One of the starters

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The Crispy duck! yums!

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Bebek Bengil



We headed over to Kuta the following day, but there's nothing much to write about Kuta as it is just a party city. The beach waves are rough so its only ideal for surfing, and the place is just famous for shopping as you can get Polo's for like RM50-RM80 each!


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Mom, Uncle Mike & Sonya at the beach

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Mom & I


As for the clubs, you'll be able to see dancers with see through tops =D yeah nipples exposed baby! (god i sound like a super perv now) and you can get mushrooms all over the streets. Somehow you'll know its a party city when you can get drugs all over the place. Simple as that. 

A funny fact though, a pimp actually came up to me and asked me if I would want any girls. Here's how the conversation went:

Pimp: Nak awet? 500,000 Rupiah dgn bilik (do you want girls? its 500,000 Rupiah with the room) 
Me: I tengok dulu (I'll see the girls first)

Pimp brings out a row of girls (about 10 of em including a European girl fuyoh)

Me: Ada laki? (Do you have guys?)
Pimp: tak ada oh.. (don't have)
Me: Ok la tak apa (nvm its alright) 
and I walked away

LOL  I TROLLED THE Fella


Overall it was a good trip as I was able to get away from the stress of work, definitely was great to even spend time with my family! Thanks Mom & Sonya for organizing this! Love you loads!