[Guest Post] What to Eat in Macpherson

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Are you looking for a property? Staying in the Central Business District is definitely out of your league as the property in the Central Business Central is expensive and unaffordable, especially for young working adults who have just joined the work force. Whether you are looking for a property for investment purpose or own stay, you might want to consider the condominiums for sale in Potong Pasir as it is cheaper as compared to condominiums in the Central Business District. In addition, Potong Pasir is much quieter than the bustling city center. This article will guide you through some food gems to visit in Macpherson.

1. Aroy Mak Mookata
As the name suggests, Aroy Mak Mookata is a restaurant that sells affordable Mookata buffet, at only $17.80 with no time limit. At only $17.80, you get to choose a variety of meat selections for your Mookata Buffet. You will get a standard pork bone soup as your broth, but you can opt for other soup variations by just adding and additional $2. With the $17.80 buffet package, you get to choose between the chicken and pork selections but with an additional of $5.10, you can get premium ingredients such as mussels, prawns, bamboo clams, and beef. The homemade Thai chilli sauce is a great complement to your meats.

Another great news for those who like supper is that Aroy Mak Mookata operates till late night (1 am) everyday. This is definitely a great news for those who stay up late, and also the night parties goers.

2. Crabmeat Wonton Mee
The young owner of this stall decided to make his version of Wonton Mee special by adding crabmeat into his Wontons. For every plate of Wonton Mee you order, you get two or three crispy fried wontons, or boiled wontons, depending on your preference. Other than the delicious Wontons, your plate of Wonton Mee comes with few slices of Char Siew and vegetables as well. This plate of springy egg noodles tossed in their special sauce paired with Wontons and Char Siew is definitely going to fill up your tummy.

3. Knots Café and Living
Knots Café and Living is a great hangout place for you to have gatherings with your family and friends. It is said to be a harmony of food, flowers and furniture that will make you feel like you are away from the busy bustling city.

Truffles lovers must try their Truffle fries consisting of straight cut fries, black pepper crush, parsley, Parmesan cheese, and Truffle oil, served with Truffle Mayo Dip. If you prefer something more filling, go for the Ruffle Parma. It is a spaghetti dish served with Prosciutto Parma ham, button mushrooms, baby spinach and Truffle cream sauce.

4. Alfero Gelato
Alfero Gelato serves homemade Italian gelato that is made by only using the best quality of imported ingredients to ensure the freshness and taste. The gelato served in Alfero Gelato is smooth yet fragrant as they use only the highest quality of ingredients – milk, cream, eggs, sugar, fruits, chocolate, and nuts. In addition, gelato generally contains lesser fat than ice cream, has less incorporated air is they are served at a higher temperature. As the gelato contains lesser fat than ice cream, those who are weight and health conscious can enjoy gelato without worrying much of the calories and fat content.

5. Bud of Joy
Bud of Joy is an organic bakery that specializes in whole grains and organic ingredients in their baked goods that are made from scratch. No baking powder, rising agents, chemicals, artificial colouring, trans fat and anything unhealthy are used for their products. If you love anything Pandan and you love fluffy cake, go for The Organic Pandan Chiffon Cake. The organic Pandan Chiffon Cake is one of their best sellers in store. It is baked with premium quality ingredients. Although no baking powder is used, the chiffon cake remains tall and fluffy, and most important, delicious and aromatic and Bud of Joy uses juice of fresh Pandan leaves. It is recommended to order their products online as to reduce wastage from unsold leftover products. Other than breads and pastry, Bud of Joy is selling nut butter as well.

For those who are interested in learning how to bake from scratch, you can always go for their Artisan & Organic Baking Workshop. 

6. D’Pastry
D’Pastry is a great place for cream puff lovers, even more so durian lovers as they are famous for their amazingly delicious durian pastries. Their durian puffs are generously filled with thick creamy durian mousse, with a great choux pastry to durian cream ratio. Other than the famous durian puffs, you can also try on their durian crepes and pineapple tarts that will leave you wanting for more.

In conclusion, Macpherson is a district that is blessed with many cheap and amazing food gems, either for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Who says only the Central Business District offers great food? Macpherson is definitely not a ulu place. 


PURE BEAUTY Illuminating Urban Shield: That "Shield" Against Air Pollution

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Air pollution is one of the single most toxic substances for the skin, making it almost impossible to have perfect skin especially for those living and working in city area. When the skin is exposed to free radicals in the polluted air, it becomes more susceptible to wrinkles, less hydrated, less supple and less firm. With this in mind, Pure Beauty, a leading beauty brand from Korea has created a range of skincare to combat the problem.

Pure Beauty is based on its 4Ps philosophy of "Intensive Brightening Power":

Prepare: Preparation of using the willow bark extracts to enhance healthy skin.
Preserve: Preservation where Neurolight derived from the certified Natural Star Lily, decreases dark spot.
Protect: Ceramide 123 strengthens the skin's barrier, shielding it from harmful elements in the environment.
Prevent: Prevention of the exposure to pollution with EPS White helping to reduce dark spots.

The launch took place at Common Ground at Menara World Wide. It was my first time visiting the area and I really like how bright and cosy that place is. I can totally see myself working at the space.

The place was setup beautifully with flowers, which matches perfectly with the "White Theme" of the day. If only we were at an outdoor space or garden, it would have been perfect! Nevertheless, I was super happy to be able to get away from my work for a couple of hours while spending some time with my friends.

During the event, we had a workshop by Shazreeyana Shukri demonstrating steps of using the Pure Beauty Illuminating Urban Shield skincare range.

Pure Beauty Illuminating Urban Shield skincare has been formulated with the latest technology to enrich the skin's natural glow, while protecting it from daily pollution. The formulation also lessens the effects of dirt and dust and invigorate the skin, giving the skin a natural, confident glow throughout the day. There a total of 5 products from the range: Serum, Capsule Essence, Water Gel, Radiance Cream and Sun Protector with SPF 50+ PA++++; and we were given to chance to try out 3 of them.

Illuminating Urban Shield Capsule Essence (RM 69.90). Formulated with Nerolight and derived from Organic Star Lily, this Capsule Essence helps to reduce dark spots and brings out a natural shine. The product contains pearlized capsules that helps to diminish uneven skin tone and illuminates your skin, giving it a smoother and brighter look.

The essence is very lightweight and has a mild scent. I like how easily it penetrates into my skin nad leaving a supple glowing finish. Apply around 2-3 pumps of the essence on perfectly cleansed face and gently message into skin. Use twice daily, in the morning and evening.

Illuminating Urban Shield Radiance Cream (RM 59.90). The radiance cream has a soft and smooth texture, and it works to brighten and nurture the skin preserving it against environmental aggressors. Over 90% of users notice their skin has gotten more radiance, feeling more supple and hydrated after using the cream.

For a cream product, it is considered pretty lightweight and is suitable to be used both day and night. However, my face can get really oily especially during the day, so I'd prefer to use it during the night either as a thin layer of moisturizer or overnight hydrating mask.

Illuminating Urban Shield Sun Protector SPF 50+ PA++++ (RM 49.90). Sunblock is one of THE MOST important skincare routine, especially when it comes to protecting the skin from harmful free radicals. Just like the rest of their Urban Shield products, the sunblock is light-weighted and doesn't leave any sticky residue after applying. Apart from shielding the skin from exposure to harmful UV rays, it keeps the skin moistened throughout the day.

Overall, the Pure Beauty Illuminating Urban Shield is not just for those who wants a healthier, glowing and younger looking skin; but also to protect their skin from environmental stress too. The products are dermatologically tested and suitable for all skin types, while the pricing are considered affordable too.

Pure Beauty Illuminating Urban Shield range is available exclusively at all Watsons stores nationwide and at the Watsons online shop as well. Other Pure Beauty range available at Watsons Malaysia are Pure Beauty Pomegranate Urban Shield, PINK by Pure Beauty It's Pore Perfection, PINK by Pure Beauty Pink Skin.

For more information on Pure Beauty Illuminating Urban Shield or any of Pure Beauty products, check out their Facebook and Instagram.