Friday, 29 August 2014

[Review] De Beauty Reborn Nutri Bifidus

Once again, thanks to HiShop, I got the chance to try out De Beauty Reborn Nutri Bifidus.


Do you face constipation problem all these while? Looking to get rid of that extra belly fat of your? Or battling with acne scars and wants to have radiance skin?
 
If you do, then read further!
 
Photo from De Beauty
 
 
The product claims to:
  1. Eliminate 20g fat within 3 minutes
  2. Blocks 500 calories in 1 day
  3. Enhance intestinal bacteria
  4. Contracts and eliminates bulky issues of "belly, thighs, arms, hip and waist line"
  5. Eliminates fat, dropsy, bloated stomach, fat particles, acne, toxic, fecal impaction, indigestion, and regulating intestinal functions
Apart from all these... 50% of visceral fat can be instantly reduced too! Visceral fat is fat that wraps around the inner organs, which spells trouble to your health; and you definitely do not what these in your body.

Photo from De Beauty

You can check out their website of De Beauty here for more details.

I was given 7 sachets by HiShop to try out the products. Let's see how I felt about it!

There were no clear instructions provided, so I would advise you to do some research online.

 

Consume 1 sachet after meal or before sleep and mix with 150ml of water.

 
 
If you can see from the photo above, you can see it is in green colour powder form. I heard from my friend Sin Yee (who also did a review here) that it tasted like asam boi or limau ice.


OK. I know the colour is a little bit scary. Though I heard it tasted not too bad, I still had some concern when I saw the colour. I mixed the powder with room temperature water, and it really tasted quite good. It has a pleasant sweet and sour taste to it. Once again, don't judge a book by its cover.

How effective is the product?
I consumed it the night before I went to bed, and I had some bowel movements the very next morning; and frankly, I didn't feel very comfortable. Compare to some detoxification products I've tried, I felt slightly more pain with De Beauty Reborn Nutri Bifidus. I actually visited the toilet 4 times in one morning! I guess... I just have too much toxic in my body. T_T

However, the pain will be lessened after a few days of consumption and resume back to normal defecation.

Overall, I think it's another good alternative for detoxification. A word of advice for first timers consuming your1st sachet, do try to stay at home the next day (or at least in the morning), as you do not know whether you'll go through that kind of "uncomfortable" bowel movements as mine or not. As for the slimming part, I don't think I'll be able to see any much difference with just 7 sachets; after all, this is not the full treatment. 

You can purchase it from HiShop.


Prices are as follow:
RM 165 (West Malaysia)
RM 180 (East Malaysia)
S$ 105 (Singapore)

Interested to purchase the product? Click here and enter the code "REBECCA" and get 15% rebate while purchasing the product.

Do drop you comments below, and I would love to read them and will answer any questions you have!

For more information:

Website: http://www.hishop.my
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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

[Movie]: The 100 Foot Journey

"Food is memory..."

We might be culturally different, but food allows us to understand each other cultures a little more, and sometimes, it can tell a whole story. This is how I feel about The 100 Foot Journey.


Synopsis

"Hassan Kadam is a genius in culinary. After their house was burnt down due to election dispute, the family decided to move to Europe. After leaving London, where they've been staying for a bit of time, they found themselves in a beautiful village of St. Antonin-Noble-Val in South of France. Mesmerized by it's picturesque and elegant, the father (Papa) decided to settle down and open an Indian Restaurant, Maison Mumbai - exactly 100 foot across a Michelin starred classical French Restaurant. The restaurant owner (Mdm. Mallory) gets wind of it, and watch how she and their father 'battle' out with each other; while Hassan and Mdm. Mallory sous chef, Margurite, enjoys a flirtatious relationship. Despite the "war" between her and Papa, Mdm. Mallory recognizes Hassan's talent and takes him under her wing"
 
First and foremost, they managed to capture the picturesque French countryside. It’s really beautiful, and made me wanted to make a trip there.

A script by Steven Knight, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg - I definitely have high hopes on this movie.


It's fun to watch the chemistry between the British Oscar-winner, Helen Mirren and the India legendary actor, Om Puri. The way they tried to sabotage each other has provided a constant laughs to the audience. Although the movie went all soft and gooey at the end, they still managed to keep the comedy essence to it.

Being a foodie myself, one of the joy I get from the movie is the food - the fine and sophisticated French cuisine, against the aromatic-spiced Indian cuisine. Though not much scenes on these (how I hope there were more...), but they were definitely mouth-watering. A gentle reminder, you might want to re-consider going into the movie with an empty stomach.

Although some people might say the movie is "bland"; but personally, I really enjoyed myself a lot throughout the entire move. Thanks a lot to Nuffnang for the movie premiere tickets! ^_^

The movie is releasing on the 28th August 2014. Drop by your nearest cinemas and check this move out!



 

 
 
 

Monday, 25 August 2014

[Event] The Butterfly Project: Glucerna Challenge Me!

Diabetes is an issue that is close to home as one of my family members is a diabetic. Diabetes is caused by high blood glucose in our body, and it has been a worldwide concern for years. The numbers of diabetic adults are shocking! In 2013, the diabetic adults reached a total of more than 380 million and by 2035, the number is estimated to reach over 592 million!

What about us, Malaysia?


Being one of the fattest nations, we have 2.6 million diabetics, and expected to grow to 4.5 million by year 2020! It's alarming how high our diabetes rates are. There are many things that I would like our country to be on the chart, but definitely not in this issue. Diabetes, if left untreated, patients may face various complications:
 
Photo from International Diabetes Federation
 
  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Blindness
  • Amputation
 
Abbott Nutrition Malaysia has recently launched the "Glucerna Challenge Me" Programme, and I was invited to Culinary 19 at Damansara Heights, to attend their briefing session. This program is specially designed for people with diabetes to learn simple techniques to help them manage this issue with a healthy lifestyle. Through the 3 simple steps, we can keep our glucose level on the safe side, and prevent or keep diabetes under control:
 
Picture from Glucerna Challenge Me
 
  1. Healthy meal plan
  2. Specialized nutrition products such as Glucerna
  3. Exercise

Glucerna helps patients to manage their blood glucose levels, weight and cholesterol. It can help to reduce weight, when use as part of an overall diabetes management plan.

So, what is Glucerna Challenge Me Programme?


It's a 12-week program with online tools and resources to provide diabetics with:
  1. Easy meal plans and recipes
  2. Guides on how to incorporate Glucerna into their healthy diet
  3. Daily exercise plans through step-by-step instructions
Picture from Glucerna Challenge Me
It's really not easy to maintain or manage a healthy lifestyle, especially if you are living a hectic on. Having this in mine, the Glucerna Challenge Me Programme has been designed to customize to your needs, in order to help you to build a healthy lifestyle. Also, it provides useful tools and solutions to help take the stress and hassle out of managing your diabetes.

Picture from Glucerna Challenge Me

Picture from Glucerna
If you prefer to be hassle-free, you can consume Glucerna along with lukewarm water. The servings will depend on the calories per day that you are required to have.

Apart from this, you can also incorporate Glucerna into dessert too! Oh yes, you heard me correctly - DESSERT! When consume the correct amount, diabetics are still allowed to enjoy their dessert occasionally. There was a demo during the briefing session, on how to incorporate Glucerna into cupcakes!



We get to decorate our very own healthy cupcakes too, with fresh fruits of course!



Forgive my lack-of-artistic-cupcakes. I tried super hard to make them look pretty.

You can go to www.glucernachallengeme.com.my to participate in the Glucerna Challenge Me programme. A mobile app is also available on IOS and Android for on-the-go access to the program.
 
For more information:
 
Contact: 1800-88-6233 (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm)

Thursday, 21 August 2014

[Review] Lucy

Once again, I was lucky to get the invites to Nuffnang's movie premiere screening of "Lucy".


Having a strong line-up of Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-Sik and Amr Waked; the story was about a young American woman was tricked into working as a drug mule to deliver a highly valuable drug, but unfortunately the drug bag broke and a large quantity of drug went into her system. Since then, she began to acquire powerful and enhanced physical and mental capabilities.
 
I was hoping the movie to be action-packed, but it kind of went down the sci-fi route halfway through the story. It reminded me of The Matrix. Although most scientific ideas in the movie are yet to be proven (some might say they are merely myths), but it's really interesting to see the possibilities of how humans might become, if we are able to use 100% of our brain. Also, I find the part where they uses some documentary footages actually help the audience to understand more of the sci-fi/scientific theory, also the feelings and emotions of Lucy.


When it comes to acting, I think Scarlett Johansson is really a talented actress - from the initially timid Lucy to the highly intelligent less-human Lucy during later part of the film. She managed to bring out the contrast of two different characters. The ending of the movie might leave some confusion or questions of what actually happened to Lucy, but I like that they gave the audience something to digest and think about after the movie.

Thanks to Nuffnang once again for the #NNPremiereScreening of this movie #LucyMovie!

Check out there trailer here!

 



 


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Elite Seafood Restaurant @ Seksyen 13, Petaling Jaya

Few months ago, my family and I visited The Elite Seafood Restaurant at Seksyen 13 Petaling Jaya, which owned by Unique Seafood Group of Restaurant. They were previously knows as Ah Yat Abalone Forum Restaurant (PJ). Although with the name change, they still stay true to serving the customers the freshest seafood, ranging from common choices to rarer ones such as French Turbots, Australian Snow Crabs, Alaskan Spider Crabs and Canadian Geoduck Clams.
 
It was my first time dining there, but I find the staffs to be professional and attentive. The menu is predominantly Cantonese cuisine, serving from Appetizer, Soups, Main Courses, Dim Sum and Desserts.
 











The above dishes came with the set menu we ordered, including a bottle of red wine. Overall, the dishes were not too bad, and the seafood were really fresh. The Poached Fresh Tiger Prawns and Braised Abalones with Broccoli were two of their signature dishes. We specially ordered the longevity bun, as it was also a birthday dinner for my grandmother. She's already in her 90's! ^_^
 
Our total bill came to RM944.25.
 
For more information:
 
Address: Lot 9B, Jalan Kemajuan, Section 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact Details: +603 7960 4988 / +603 7960 4288
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday (11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm)
                            Sunday (10:00am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm)