I am delighted to know that a new cafe has opened in the busy and vibrant neighbourhood of Overseas Union Garden.  Cafes have been popping up in this part of the city since last year.  The Hound Cafe is the new kid on the block and it is located above a Chinese Medical Hall.  As I love coffee, we decided to check it out over the weekend.

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Taken from across the road

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Along the staircase going up

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Chalkboard wall at the entrance

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The interior of the cafe

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Ice Cafe Latte and Creme Brulee for me.  They were good.  Didn’t get to try other cakes as we went after dinner and were quite full.

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There is another section inside the cafe which is for smokers (I think) and those who like enjoy a cuppa with their pooch.  Don’t be surprised to be greeted by a cute beagle called Cookie.  It is their resident pooch.  When I was there, I saw 2 customers with their French Bulldog at this ‘open-air’ section of the cafe.  I don’t think we can bring Buffy here as she may run wild and terrorizes this place.

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I like the look of raw cement finish here.  Very minimalist design.

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Another section of the cafe.

We will be back to try out other food and drinks in their menu.   It is a nice dog-friendly cafe for us to hangout during weekends.

Address:

44-A, Jalan Hujan Emas 4, Taman Overseas Union Garden, Kuala Lumpur.

Daily, 11am-8pm. Tel: 03-7971-2144

I like to shop online these days more than going to the shopping malls because the shopping crowd can be overwhelming.  All the shopping malls are so packed on weekends and finding a parking space is pretty stressful, not to mention jostling with other shoppers at crowded stores.  Sometimes I leave the mall feeling tired.  I am always on the hunt for great discounts online and when I discovered Flipit Malaysia, I was over the moon.

Flipit.com collects promo codes, coupons and discounts from dozens of online shops worldwide to help shoppers save some money.  Its committed editors scour the internet daily to find the latest and the best promo codes so that you can stay up to date with the coupons and offer from your favourite stores.   Flipit only collaborate with trustworthy and reputable online shops and affiliates.  Every code is tried & tested before publication.

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So how does Flipit work?  All you have to do is to look for your favourite store and and find the available promo codes and offers.  Their website is user-friendly, making finding a coupon and saving money a breeze.  You can narrow down your search according to categories such as Health & Beauty, Food & Drinks, Going Out and many more.  Then, click on the coupon and the code would appear in a new window.  Just copy this code and enter it in the online shop to redeem the discount.  Easy right?  Everything is done with just a few clicks of a mouse and you can wait for your items to be delivered to your doorstep.

Do you know that Flipit.com has several exclusive promo codes?  Certain stores are very popular amongst visitors to Flipit site that they contacted the retailers directly for exclusive discounts and codes.  These exclusive codes can help you save a great deal on the products or stores that you love.  Right now, I just spotted the exclusive codes available for Adidas, my favourite sports store. Some of the stores that you may find at Flipit also include MyTeksi, Zalora, Rakuten and there are also 10% Lazada vouchers available on the Lazada coupon page.

So bargain hunters, hurry over to Flipit Malaysia now to find the best deals for your favourite online stores.

During the long Raya break, we didn’t go out of town as we were scared of the massive traffic jam. So we stayed home and spent some time with friends.  We went for a dinner at Hotel Majestic on Saturday night.  It was a buffet dinner and in my opinion, the food was kind of over-rated.  Perhaps I am not a foodie and also not a big eater.  There were Japanese food which include sushi and sashimi, some rendang with ketupat and lemang, pastas, grillled lamb, beef and chicken in a variety of cooking style.  Huge prawns and mussels are aplenty.  The kids had the most fun eating cups and cups of ice-cream.  Coffee was good and I had 2 cups that night.  Hubs ate a lot of sashimi which is his favourite.  I do like the grilled mackerel and salmon.

After dinner, our friends’ kids decided to have a sleepover at our place.  Then the next morning we brought all of them to the mall for some fun at Molly Fantasy, the amusement center.

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The kids checking out the Animal Kaiser game.  They spent a few hours there while I went shopping on my own.  Of course hubs kept an eye on them.  Hope you all had a nice break.

Selamat Hari Raya to all Muslims friends. Maaf Zahir dan Batin.

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Happy Long Weekend to those who are not celebrating Hari Raya.

If you have been reading my blog, you would know that I am a big fan of bagels.  There is just something about these round rolls that make me so happy.  Some people may get excited over noel lee audiophile cables but for me it’s bagel. I can never resist them.  Friends and families know how much I love them that when they are back for a holiday,  they would buy bagels for me.  Bagels are not very popular here compared to North America or England.  There are bagels at some cafes but they are not very cheap like $3 for a bag of 5 which one can get from the supermarket overseas.   I was so surprised to stumble upon B. Bagels at Publika one weekend.   Needless to say, I bought a few flavours to try.  I had the original, blueberry and poppy seed bagels.  They were good.

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This is the little stall near the entrance to the Food Court.

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Ahh…bagel heaven

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I ordered the Bagel chips with Creamed Spinach as appetizer.  They were so good!

Now I know where to go to satisfy my cravings “wink*

This is a backdated post.  Missy turned 10 in May and she wanted to invite her good friends to the house for a party.  We decided on a pizza party and I made some ‘pigs in the blankets” as well.  She had 5 of her best friends from school and 5 other friends at the party.   There wasn’t any decorations at home except for the DIY Birthday Banner which I hung on the wall.  I printed out the design from a website which I found in Pinterest.  String the letters with twine and it’s all done.

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She also chose the Opera cake from  RT Pastry.  I made a little cake bunting too, using 2 bamboo skewers and twine. Found the free printable from a website in Pinterest. Oh what do I do without Pinterest eh?

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So last Sunday, 2 of my besties and I went to check out the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM).  It is is one of the top eco-tourism destinations in Malaysia and has various attractions such as nature trails, waterfalls,  picnic sites and botanic gardens.   Initially I thought we were there for a walk as this place is very scenic.  My friend then suggested that we take the Rover Trail.  It was awesome.  Along the way, we came across many waterfall and the water was so cooling and calming.  We had a great time chatting and running.  When we were almost done at Rover Trail, we took a detour to the carpark but ended up walking very far and almost reached the Sg. Buloh Hospital.  Luckily we asked some bikers and they pointed us to the right direction out.  Phew. Took us over 2 hours from the time we started to the time we found our cars.  Nevertheless, we enjoyed it very much and plan to get-together like this once a month.  Wish my other besties could join us.

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Love this giant leaf which I saw along the way.

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One of the beautiful waterfalls at Rover Trail.

 

Mango (MNG) is one of my favourite brands and because it has an online shop, I love it even more, especially during sales.  For your information, when you shop online, MNG would ship their items from Spain.  Delivery is free when you spend above RM400.  What I like about shopping online is that MNG has more items compared to their shops in the shopping malls.  If the sizes are not correct, you can either return the items using the bag provided by them or go to the nearest stores to exchange.

Right now they are having a big sale and if you are interested, do hop over – http://shop.mango.com/MY/women. Besides clothing, I have purchased the following sandals :-

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Leather sandals at rm99

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I bought this pair from MNG at Zalora during their last sale.  It is also leather and very comfortable.

So tempted to do another round of shopping online *wink*

Hiking with children can be a great way to introduce them to the wonders of nature.   Been reading articles about hiking with children and I couldn’t wait for missy to join me. Hubs wanted to go hiking too so last Sunday, we finally went hiking as a family.  It was a first time for hubs and missy.  We went to Puchong Hill, Taman Wawasan which is also known as the Ayer Keroh Forest Reserve.  At first, I was apprehensive about bringing missy along as Puchong Hill is quite steep.  However, I am surprised that she could climb well and downhill was fine.  She did grumble a little and said that her chest hurt so we slowed down.  We also stopped briefly to look at some holes on the ground which I think are nests but not sure what kind of animals live in them.  We saw giant ants, wasps nest and some pretty awesome trees.  We made a few stops to rest and managed to cover the whole hill in 2 hours.  I am so proud of her.  Missy said she enjoyed the hike so I think we will be hiking more as a family.


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Taking a breather and replenishing lost fluids.

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Dad turned 72 a few days ago and we had dinner at a Chinese restaurant in Damansara to celebrate his big day.  There were 10 of us that night and it was a fun gathering.  Everyone is busy with their own lives so getting together for dinner was good. Ash had a blast and pretended that it was her birthday again when it was time to blow the candle.

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