Callduck Coffee Shop Ipoh

We made a trip to Ipoh last week as missy is back for Christmas break. One of her intentions for this trip is to visit the Callduck Cafe. She saw this on social media and was looking forward to it besides meeting her grandparents and her aunts and visiting other new cafes in Ipoh. I was with my friends so my sister brought missy and my mum to Callduck Cafe.

(image taken from their Instagram page)

According to the posts on social media, this cafe has several callducks, a breed of domestic ducks that are kept as pet. Alas, there were only 2 callducks. There is no admission fee to enter the cafe but patrons have to order the food which are all duck-inspired. Since there were 3 of them that day, they had to place 3 orders of food. The pet zone where the ducks are is on the next level.

The 2 ducks are named chor yat and sap ng (according to the Chinese dates).

 I was told that this fella is kinda feisty. Maybe it doesn’t like all the disturbances from the patrons *chuckle*

The 2 fellas surrounded by duck plushies. Cute eh?

Here is missy taking a photo with the ducks. She dared not carry them.

If you are in Ipoh and would like to meet these 2 little fellas, do visit the CallDuck cafe.

Address:
33 Persiaran Bandar Baru Tambun 16, Bandar Baru Tambun, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

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Trending Evening Dresses You Can Buy Online

No matter if it is for a fancy party, formal event or a romantic dinner date, the hunt is on for the perfect evening dress. If you are on the lookout for some evening dresses but not are unsure where to start, well here are some tips on where to start. 

1. Your body shape 

Not every evening dresses will fit you perfectly. Therefore, it is important to know your body and which style would be perfect for your body type. Think of a dress style. How do you like your dress? Tight or a loose? Simple or with details? Sleeveless, half sleeves, strapless? Try to go for styles that will enhance your natural shape.

2. Plan your budget

When it comes to buying a gorgeous dress for an occasion, it is not really about buying the most expensive gown but more about buying something within your budget. If you cannot afford to spend a lot of money on an evening dress, create a budget and stick to it. This will help you to narrow down your choices and make your search easier.

3. Colors matter

Many women love to wear darker shades like blue and black garments. Those with fair skin tones look great in navy, wine and dark green. When shopping for elegant evening dresses, always consider colors that complement your skin tone. Colors play an important function in elevating your look and and they also have the ability to do the opposite.

Don’t Miss Out These On Trend Evening Dresses

Are ready to choose your dress for your formal event? Here’s a list of affordable and head-turning evening dresses 2024 from Okdais

Sleeveless Sequin Formal Dress

This absolutely beautiful sleeveless formal dress features a low V-neckline and a curve-hugging mermaid skirt. This amazing formal dress will make you feel the star of the night in your formal event.

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Maxi Sleeveless Formal Dress

This stunning evening dress features a delicate sweetheart neckline and supported with thin straps while the skirt is made of satin and flows to the floor with a sexy slit. This absolutely stunning dress is perfect for any formal occasion you may have.

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Tulle Off The Shoulder Formal Dress

This completely delicate dress features a full floor-length, A-line skirt made of satin, a classic, sweetheart neckline and draped puffy sleeves. The sheer corset with boning bodice adds visual to this ensemble. If you are looking for a dress with bold details, this can be your perfect choice for your formal party.

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Strapless Satin Formal Dress

A stunningly elegant baby blue formal dress features some simple details that make a shockingly impressive dress. It is strapless while the A-line skirt flows out from the waist. Beautiful 3D floral appliques decorate the hemline of this dress. 

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Trendy Long Tulle Formal Dress

Featuring an illusion plunging neckline with sheer lace bodice, the tulle skirt is adorned with shimmering sequins and flow to touch the floor subtly. A great option if you want a sexy and show-stopping style. 

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Short Trip To Melaka 2023

Last Sunday, we made a short one night trip to Melaka. The last time we were there was before the pandemic. We thought it would be fun to go away to a place nearby and hubs booked our stay at Wayfarer Guest House.

Sadly, we did not enjoy our short break. The hotel we stayed in was refurbished recently and it was our first time there. We booked a family room and it was very comfortable. The staff is very helpful but it was not well managed. We were not informed that we have to get our keys from the keybox on the ground floor.  We thought we would check in at the counter but there was none.

When we reached the hotel, we saw some guests mingling on the ground floor so we proceeded to go upstairs to find the check in counter and also where our room was located. When we reached the first floor, we saw their worker who is a foreigner, cleaning the rooms. He asked if we want to check in and we said yes but he did not say anything else. I did not see any check in counter so I told the worker that we want to check and what our room number was. Then he said he is still cleaning the room and we can leave our bags there.  There was no proper information given by the people who manage the Wayfarer Guest House despite them adding me into their whatsapp chat group.

The worst thing was that the room has zero sound-proofing. We could hear the other guests above us walking around, talking, taking a shower and even coughing! This went on until they go to bed at about 2am. Can you imagine the horror? Then their phone or alarm went off at 5.30am. Arggghh! What a bad experience it is to stay at Wayfarer Guest House. Mind you, we paid RM350 for a family room.  I told the people who manage the place after we have checked out. We will never choose this hotel again!

Food was equally bad in Melaka and because of the horrendous traffic, we did not drive out of Jonker street for food. Hubs tried one chendol and it was ok. We all stumbled upon some food stalls at the night market and had our dinner there because missy does not like Nyonya food.

The next day, missy and hubs want to try the chicken rice ball and there was no queue at Chung Wah Hainanese Chicken Rice shop which is just opposite San Su Gong shop. Alas, the food was really meh. Even the chicken rice shop in my neighbourhood taste a lot better. I cannot understand why there is a long queue for this shop.

This lunch cost RM37 and comes with 1 drink.

I think the best part of this trip to Melaka is the loud trishaw ride that missy and I went for. The last time she went on 1 was when she was maybe 7 or 8 years old. She chose this trishaw ride with Baby Sharks decoration as this trishaw man was the one whom we casually asked how much it cost. The ride was only about 8 minutes and started at the main junction to Jonker Walk to the red building and back. It cost RM25.

What was funny is that I told the trishaw man that I don’t want Baby Shark song during our ride. So he said he will play Chinese songs. I said NO and prefer Christmas songs, so he quickly fish out his phone and asked me to choose a song. I selected Last Christmas by Ariana Grande. He instantly connected it to his trishaw’s boombox and away we went with Ariana Grande blasting loudly.

He offered to take photos for us and here we are surrounded by Baby Sharks. Scary innit? I think we won’t be visiting Melaka for a while after this trip. There is really nothing attractive there.

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Affordable Wedding Dresses 2024

Once the engagement is over, it is time to start shopping for a wedding dress.  This is the most important part of the wedding planning journey.  There is no denying that every woman wants her wedding dress to look the best.  After all, this is one of the few chances that a woman can go all out to look like a princess.

While preparing for a wedding can be rather overwhelming for some people, choosing a wedding dress is one of the most exciting parts of the wedding journey.  There are many choices in the market today. Having said that, this big day can add up and the bride would probably wear the wedding gown just once. Fortunately for brides on a budget, there are a number of options to find a beautiful wedding gown without digging deep into the pockets. Wedding dresses come in different designs and different cost.

When it comes to your big day, it is important to find a style that perfectly represents who you are, as well as the look that you have been dreaming of.  Are you looking for a wedding gown but could not find one that is within your budget? Well, your search stops here at Okdais, an online wedding retailer with a range of beautiful wedding dresses and special occasion dresses.  As one of the largest and most affordable online bridal retailer, Okdais is very  passionate about their business and their core principals of quality, choice and service. Scroll down to some of their affordable and beautiful wedding dresses.

Long A-line Wedding Dress With 3D Floral Lace

Chic and romantic, this sleeveless gown features beautiful large-scale florals that cascade throughout the bodice and the full A-line silhouette. The timeless low V-neckline is met by a fitted bodice and the skirt falls to the floor and melt into an aisle-worthy train.

Gorgeous Long Wedding Dress A-line V-neck With 3D Floral Lace

Stunning A-Line Bateau Tulle Floor-length Wedding Dress With Appliques Lace

This stylish gown elevates romance with its iconic fit-and-flare silhouette, corset bodice with exposed boning, and exquisite applique floral lace texture. The sweetheart neckline with sheer lace add some element of drama. Whimsical yet elegant, the intricate floral lace appliques cascade stunningly from the waistline of the full skirt down into a tulle train.

Stunning A-Line Bateau Tulle Floor-length Wedding Dress With Appliques Lace

Off-the-Shoulder Boho Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress

Striking and feminine, sophisticated and effortless are the right ways to describe this dress. This wedding gown is all about the beautifully balanced silhouette that is designed to highlight the female shape. It features a strapless sweetheart neckline with hand band, this wedding dress is made with intricate lace fabric. The chic dress has sheer lace from the thigh down to the ankle, making it very sophisticated and catches the light beautifully with every movement.

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Off-The-Shoulder Charmeuse Wedding Dress With Split 

This shimmering form-fitting gown features an off-the shoulder neckline that highlights the décolletage. The classic sweetheart neckline effortlessly frames the face and elongates the body while eye-catching thigh high slit add visual to the wedding gown.

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Are you ready to find your perfect fit? Hurry and check out the above wedding dresses from Okdais.

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Monster Building Hong Kong

On the recent trip to Hong Kong, my sister suggested that we visit the Monster Building that is located at Quarry Bay. This place is actually a residential complex that consists of five goliath 19-storey tower blocks. It is one of the most Instagrammable places in Hong Kong.

We went out early and took the MTR to Quarry Bay station. Then we walked to King’s Road where the Monster Building is located. It was not easy to find as the facade of this structure looks different from what we have seen on social media. Google map kept telling us that we have reached the place but we could not see anything that resembles the Monster Building. After walking up and down the same street, we decided to venture into one of the side lanes (right outside a shop that sells pork) and stepped into the courtyard.

This is the facade of the Monster Building that is filled with air conditioners, laundry and metal awnings.

Once we entered the courtyard, this is how the Monster Building looks like. The 5 imposing tower blocks that are densely populated is a sight to behold. It is reported that there are approximately 10,000 people living in this place. The ground floor was wet and I supposed this is due to the water dripping from the airconditioners.

There are 2 courtyards within these buildings where residents spend time to take a breather or play mahjong. We didn’t catch anyone doing that when we were there because we reached there at around 10am. We did see some tourists trying to get their best shot. There is even a % Arabica outlet on the ground floor and we had some coffee before we left.

I was trying to imagine how it looks like in the apartment. Is it small? How many people are staying in one unit? The Monster Building is a must-visit if you are going to Hong Kong. I actually enjoy walking there after exiting the MTR station. There is a morning market nearby and many little shops that sell cakes, breads, food, etc.

I managed to find a Youtube video of this girl who is staying in a sub-divided flat in the Monster Building. You can check it out here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUAIonOilyA. Although small, she managed to keep it cozy, neat and clean.

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Great Gifts For The Geeks In Your Life

We all know that it is difficult to find a very good gift for a geek who is passionate about something that you probably has no idea at all. If there is someone on your holiday gifting list who is the biggest fan ever of Sci-fi, gaming, comics, anime or something, it is pretty easy to make them happy by giving them anything that displays their love. Yes, they would want to wear their geekiness with pride so geeks clothing is a great gift idea.

T-shirts are a great way to show off their geeky side and have them express their love for all things that are nerdy. Whether you have a Star Wars fan, a comic book enthusiast, or a video game lover on your list, there are plenty of nerd shirts out there to choose from.

From classic retro designs to modern takes on geeky themes, you are sure to find something that will bring a smile to the geek in your life. Read on to learn more about what t-shirts to buy.

Best Selection of Geeky T-shirts For Any Occasions

Here are some of the best geek t-shirts you can find at Geeks Outfit.

T-Shirts For Star Wars Fan

There is no shortage of awesome t-shirts for Star Wars fans. From classic designs featuring Darth Vader and AT-AT to more modern designs featuring R2D2 and droids, there is something for everyone.

Wordy geek t-shirt is a cool way to express yourself.

Geeky Science T-shirts

If you are shopping for a science geek, look no further than these range of geeky science t-shirts from Geeks Outfit! There is a variety of humorous science t-shirts that will have them looking stylish and smart. Whether they are into biology, physics or chemistry, you can find the t-shirt that will show off their love for science.

Geek Button Up Shirts 

Nerdy button up shirts are aplenty on this website. From the classic superhero designs to comic book characters, you will definitely find something that a geeky fan will like. A video game geek shirt? Physics button-up shirt? You will be spoiled by choices.

Geeky Hoodies

Want to make geeks happy? Get them nerdy geek hoodies such as this “Once I Told A Chemistry Joke” that will show you love their geeky side.

These funny and good quality nerdy apparel from GeeksOutfit make the best gifts for your friends and family.

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Best Christian Gifts To Buy

Whenever there is a birthday or special occasion coming up, you may find yourself scrambling to buy the perfect gift for others. It is always a good idea to bless others with a gift. That being said, finding the best gift can sometimes be a challenge no matter the occasion. 

When you are shopping for someone dear to you who cherishes their Christian faith deeply, whether they are a grandparent, mother, father, child, best friends, other family members or co-worker, it can feel rather overwhelming to brainstorm unique presents that will remind them of God’s presence. The best Christian gifts incorporate things that support and encourage them in their relationship with God and will also remind them of God’s love. 

Best Christian Gift Ideas

If you are looking for gift ideas for devoted believers, well no worries. Here is an amazing list of specialized faith-inspired selections such as apparels, Christian bags and more to gift your loved ones.  

Christian T-Shirts

Wearing  Christian tee shirts that feature bible message is sharing the good news about the faith and expressing love and joy as Christians. There is no better way than to help bring others into a relationship with Jesus than spreading messages on a T-shirt. 

The Jesus Is King Reveleation 17:14  Christian T shirt makes cute Christian gifts for women, men, and teens. It is available from Size S to 5XL and comes in many shades. 

Jesus Is King Christian T-Shirt

Tote Bags

Simple and stylish, this premium tote bag is perfect for carrying Bible and study books.  With a delicate mesh pocket for extra storage and Faith Can Move Mountain words, these roomy Christian tote bags come in 6 colors. It also has a pen loop attached next to the pocket. The long shoulder straps make for easy carrying and is the gift for any Christian woman on the go!

Faith Can Move Mountains Premium Tote Bag

Necklace 

This special Hidden Message Daisy Locket Necklace is thoughtfully made to give glory to God. The length of the chain is 42cm with 8cm extender and the charm size is 2.54cm. It is the perfect gift for any Christian woman in your life.

Hidden Message Daisy Locket Necklace Christian Jewelry

Christian Hoodies

Christian hoodies are designed to spread the word of Christ. Make a bold statement with a beautiful Christian hoodie with scriptures like this grey piece. Featuring the words She Is Strong, it is a wonderful gift to express her faith. 

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Gifts from my friend

So recently, one of my friends went to Bangkok for a holiday. She came back with some gifts for me.

Can you guess what they are? She knows I love all any kinds of minty inhalers and rollers and she bought these for me. They are just some of the popular brands in Thailand. I got 2 bottles of Hong Thai Compound Herbal Inhalers that consists of minty herbs. Just one sniff and you can feel the strong minty smell from the nostrils to the back of the throat.

The others are the Eucalyptus roller, peppermint inhaler and a pocket inhaler. She knows what makes me tick so she got me all kinds of minty gifts. My friend also loves them thus she knows what are the good ones to get for me.  I am one lucky woman!

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Thoughtful Gifts To Show Your Appreciation To Teachers

There are many occasions where you can show your appreciation to the teachers throughout the year. There is Teacher Appreciation Week which is the first full week of May every year, beginning of the school year where you can kick off the school year on a positive note, work anniversary, last day of school to acknowledges the accomplishments of teachers, retirement, life events such as birthdays, weddings or birth of a child, and of course the holiday season. 

It is only natural that you want to find a special gift for your children’s teachers and educators. After all, these are the people who spend hours and hours guiding and teaching the next generation. They are the hardest working professionals around. Teachers are the everyday heroes who work hard but are not always appreciated.

Gifting them the best and thoughtful presents like teacher shirts is a good way to say Thank You for caring so much.  Whether you manage teachers, work with them, or have a child who is in school, you want to celebrate them. However, if you are not sure where to start, well don’t worry because ahead is a list of thoughtful selection of appreciation gift ideas that can be personalized and tailored to make a teacher feel special.

Best Self Care Gifts For Teachers

Transform a mundane sock-drawer into a colorful one with these ethnic style Rombus woolen teachers’ socks. Made with high quality cotton, the bright colored and patterned socks are designed not only to stand out on any occasion but to also offer comfort to the feet.

Ethnic Style Rhombus Woolen Teacher Socks

Teacher Tote Bags

Every teacher deserves a little luxury, and this versatile premium teacher bag will bring a smile to her face. It is roomy and can take teachers from home to school, to grocery stores.

This teacher tote bags are spacious enough to hold school essentials such as papers, folders water bottle and anything in between. It is also sleek enough to use just about anything. It comes in different colors such as black, brown, green, navy and red, and can be customized to include the teacher’s name.

Best Fashionable Gifts For Teachers

Teacher t-shirts are a great way to show off your appreciation for the amazing educators on your gifting list. Even better, this “It’s Okay To” shirt is just as fitting for everyday wear as it is for celebrating the end of the school year.

You can also get teachers valentine shirts like this pink one below as a gift so that she can wear it on Valentine’s Day.

Best Classroom Supplies Gifts For Teachers

Teachers have a lot of things to keep track of every day. Help your educator get sorted with this handy wooden organizer. It features eleven compartments to house pencils, pens, scissors, sticky notes, paper clips and more, in one tidy place. This holder also makes a wonderful decoration on the table.

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Have Some Fun This Holiday Season With Matching Family Shirts

The holiday season is here and it is fun to shop for many festive looks. Christmas features many traditions and festivities to make it more special and celebratory. From setting up the Christmas tree and baking gingerbread cookies to wrapping gifts for loved ones to singing carols, there are many ways to celebrate this holiday season. Another popular tradition is taking festive photos with the family. 

With family members living across the country and around the world, many households create a holiday card with everyone wearing family matching shirts during the festive season that features a family photo and send it out to loved ones near or far. This is like an end of the year update to family members. These photos also make great sentimental memorabilia.

Personalized Most Likely To Be Best Family Matching T-Shirts Beepumpkin

Why You Should Choose Matching Christmas Family Photo Outfits

Below are some of the reasons why you should choose matching family t-shirts photo outfits for your holiday card.

Cohesive Family Unit

Wearing matching shirts and matching family hats for photos symbolizes the representation of a household. The outfits unite the family together and make it a cohesive look. It is like wearing a team uniform and display the bond between everyone.

Makes An Aesthetic Picture

Appearing like a cohesive group does more than just showing your familial relationship. It looks better an dressing in the same outfits eliminates the risk of your family photo looking mismatched and messy. Clashing colors or too many textures and shapes cause overstimulation and can be overwhelming to the eye. Wearing a family set ensures that everyone complements each other and produces a more sleek and aesthetic appearance.

Captures Important Holiday Memories

Matching family outfit carry a sentimental value too. Picking a new shirt every year allows you to create a yearly routine. The matching shirts become a time capsule of that year’s holiday by keeping the memories. The matching outfits become the very link that brings people together. When paired with the holiday photo, the matching shirts give plenty of ways to remember the special moments.

Christmas is a time to celebrate family and loved ones, thus wearing a family set just makes sense. No matter what the reasons are, posing together for a family portrait makes it a family bonding opportunity puts everyone in the holiday spirit.

Besides Christmas, there are also matching outfits for Thanksgiving, Halloween, Hanukkah, Independence Day and more at Beepumpkin, a leading online retailer that has a range of high quality and fun apparel. With Valentine’s Day not too far away from Christmas, you may also want to check out some Valentines matching shirts to make it all the sweeter on this special day.

Valentine Love Cannot be Fully Expressed in Words Family Matching Shirts

Matching Valentine’s day shirts are the perfect way to celebrate with your mini me.

One Loved Mama&Mini Mom&Me Shirt

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