Manga UT Demon Slayer T Shirt From Uniqlo

This is Part 2 of the Manga UT Demon Slayer T Shirt from Uniqlo story. I blogged about it earlier here.  So yesterday which is Day 2 since Uniqlo launched the Manga UT Demon Slayer T Shirt in Malaysia, we decided to call and check all the Uniqlo locations in KL/PJ if they still have the t-shirts.  All of them are sold out except for Uniqlo in One Utama!  However, they only have black and navy designs.  We decided to get another one for missy since the white t-shirt that I ordered from Uniqlo online would take a week or so for them to prepare and get it ready to be picked up from their store in Mid Valley. 

Hubs went to One Utama and got this in Size S for her.

Missy was surprised that we got this for her and she said we shouldn’t have spend the money as we already got her the white one. We know how much she likes Demon Slayer and we would like to reward her for she did well in her mid-term exam.   The t-shirt has been washed and is now being dried under the sun today so that she can wear it tomorrow to school. Her school allows students to wear casual every Tuesday and Thursday.

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The Best Kitchen Knives You Can Buy Online

As most of us are staying at home now, this means that we are cooking more at home.  As such, upgrading the kitchen knives might be on most of our minds right now.  The knife is one of the most indispensable multi-tool in our kitchen.  We need it to slice and dice our meats and vegetables.  A great knife is a pillar on which a great meal is made.   What makes the perfect knife for you will depend on many factors.  This includes how comfortable you are with knives, the size of your hands, grip styles and what kind of food you would like to cook.

A high-quality knife that maintains a sharp edge and one that feels comfortable when you are holding it makes a huge difference when cooking.  Few people know it better than the professional chefs and those who cook a lot at home.

There are many options in the market today.  Despite that, quality is truly what matters to upgrade your cooking game and less about quantity. It is always a good idea to go with individual knife purchases rather than buying the bulk sets because it is easier for you to customize your knife collection to suit your individual needs.  A few quality knives are all any pro cooks need to more than cover their bases in the kitchen.

How to shop for essential knives

There are countless knife options to consider so how do you determine the best investment for your needs? It is important to pay attention to the knives’ material and weight, as well as how you plan to use and what you hope to spend on it.  Quality knives typically come in high carbon steel, stainless steel, or a composite of both materials. High carbon steel knives hold a sharp edge but will rust and pit if not taken care of whereas stainless steel knives do not hold an edge but they are easier to care for.

If you are interested in a high carbon knife, then you must check out this 7” Cleaver from Tuo Cutlery.  This Black Hawk 7-inch Cleaver Knife is perfect for cutting meats and vegetables with ease.  It features a deep blade that allows you to use it as a food transfer. Made with special-forged high-carbon stainless steel with a precise vacuum heat-treatment and nitrogen cryogenic tempering, this cleaver ensures you the superb hardness, flexibility, and lasting performance. A forged knife is formed from a single bar of steel, which is heated and then pounded into shape and it is typically heavier. This high-carbon 7″ cleaver is much durable and safer to use. 

Another good buy is the 8″ Chef’s Knife which is the knife that you would use for almost every task in the kitchen.  This all-purpose Black Hawk Series 8 inch Chef Knife from Tuo Cutlery is a combination of practical functionality and beauty.  It features a special-forged high carbon stainless steel with vacuum heat treatment and nitrogen cryogenic tempering to ensure superb hardness, flexibility and lasting performance.  From chopping meat to dicing vegetables, a versatile chef’s knife is a kitchen workhorse that will be indispensable for years to come with a sturdy, eight-inch blade.

The knife is one of the most basic kitchen tools in existence.   Since it is so fundamental, it is worth spending the extra time and energy to find the best kitchen knives and the place to look for them is at Tuo Cutlery.
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Manga UT Demonslayer T-Shirts From Uniqlo

Uniqlo Malaysia just dropped its range of limited edition Manga UT Demon Slayer graphic t-shirts today on their online store and physical stores throughout Malaysia.  I don’t know anything about this highly popular manga but missy is a big fan.  She’s into anime now and have been watching Demon Slayer : Kimetsu no Yaiba seriesNeedless to say, she wants the t-shirt.

As Uniqlo Malaysia mentioned that the t-shirts will be available for purchase on 24th August 2020, all of us stayed up till 12am to check Uniqlo’s website but alas, they were only available at 10am today! It was nail-biting trying to buy the Demon Slayer t-shirts online.  I added a pink t-shirt to the cart and by the time I checked out, it was gone.  Sold out! Then I chose the yellow one and same thing happened.  Black ones too. In the end, I managed to get this white one in Size M.  Not sure if it would be too big for her or not.

MEN MANGA UT Demon Slayer (Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt)

I hope Uniqlo will restock soon and she can get these :-

MEN MANGA UT Demon Slayer (Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt)

MEN MANGA UT Demon Slayer (Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt)

MEN MANGA UT Demon Slayer (Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt)

My heart was pumping fast when I was adding the t-shirt to my cart because I did not want missy to be disappointed with not getting a t-shirt from her favourite manga series.  She hardly buys things or asks for clothes so when she requested this, we tried our best to get it for her.  Never knew that buying limited edition things online can be a good workout for the heart.

*Update*  We managed to get another Manga UT Demon Slayer Graphic T-Shirt from Uniqlo for missy.  Read it here.

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Succulents As Housewarming Gift

I love succulents and I cannot lie.  There is just something about these itty bitty plants that make me happy. Succulents have been trending for a while now and many people have them in their homes as decor and some even give them out as wedding door gifts.  I love the different shapes and colors of the succulent plants.

Recently, hubs’ cousin moved into their new home and I decided to gift them some succulents which I planted/decorated myself.  I got a nice lil ceramic pot from a shop in Seri Kembangan. I chose this particular pot because it has blue oriental designs which I know that this family would like.

I bought the succulents separately at another place and put them together in the pot.  I added some white pebbles to cover the soil.

I find them very calming to look at. Succulents are known for their lack of need for water all the time and are made to last in tough environments where water does not come by often. However, they do not grow very well under my care.  I put them on the porch but away from the direct sun and only water them twice a week.  I wonder if it is because of the types of planters I use?   I have stopped buying succulents about a year ago when the ones I have wittered away.  Perhaps I should start to buy them again and decorate my house.

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Effortless Look For A Boho Bride

The search for the ultimate wedding dress is probably one of the first things a bride starts to do after she received the ring.  For many brides-to be, one of the first and most exciting wedding tasks to tackle is finding the dress.  It is indeed a magical moment but with so many shopping options, buying a wedding dress can get overwhelming and stressful.  There is no denying it that every woman wants her wedding dress to look the best.  It is, after all, one of the few chances that a woman can look like a princess.  Well just scroll ahead for some great tips on where to find the perfect wedding dress.

Is your dream wedding include somewhere in a sunny location?  If your answer is yes, then boho wedding dresses are what you should start looking at. There is nothing more perfect than for a laid-back ceremony than a flowy wedding dress that reflects your personality and unique sense of style.

A boho wedding dress is typically a gown that offers a more free-flowing and relax silhouette,  laces and unique elements. Boho wedding dresses are often not what most people would call a traditional wedding gown.  Brides who opt for a bohemian style wedding can often be seen wearing large-scale floral print laces, matte fabrics and effortless silhouettes for their weddings.  Below are some bohemian wedding dresses from Babyonlinedress (  They highlight your curves and evoke the free-spirited style of the 70’s.


Sleeveless A-Line Floor-Length Off-the-Shoulder Lace Chiffon Wedding Dresses

This A-line Off Shoulder Dress ( is a perfect combination of romantic lace and sexy details.

This dress is perfect for the fashion-forward boho-inspired bride.  Its plunging back will definitely make a statement. (

A light-as-air style that was designed for the beach and beyond, fall in love with this effortless boho-A-line asymmetrical dress (

Boho wedding dresses (  in an airy fabric are a flawless match for a bohemian ceremony by the ocean.  Choose a long bohemian dress with dramatic bell sleeves to keep you cozy for cooler days and nights.

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Do You Know How To Get an Alcohol License in Texas?

Texas represents a huge market for entertainment and dining, not only because it’s a giant state with a large population, but because it’s also home to several of the country’s largest and fastest-growing cities. That makes it a land of opportunity for business owners who want to work in entertainment, whether it’s dining, dancing, or just providing a corner dive for people to gather in. Texas also has a stringent and sometimes lengthy process for obtaining a liquor license, so getting the right legal clearances to open can be expensive. It helps if you have a way to streamline things.

Local Regulations and Ordinances

Among the many steps you need to take to get an alcohol license Dallas TX are several stages that involve demonstrating you have met the requirements of laws governing access by minors, including restrictions on access to the premises where it’s indicated. Additionally, there are fees to be met and concerns to be cleared about the location of the business and its local impact. This is where a consulting team can really help, because their experience with the process and the requirements of the people who decide when you get approval for alcohol sales allow them to set you up for success by preemptively addressing issues.

Help With Multiple Locations

If you’re opening multiple locations in different cities and you need to get an alcohol license for each one, the changes in local laws from one place to another can make seeking simultaneous approval challenging. To avoid setbacks caused by mixups, missed communications, or oversights, you really should work with a team that understands the liquor licensing process all over the state. That way, you’ve got the right people double-checking the applications before they go out, making it easier for you to open on time. Proper licensing is essential for businesses that rely on serving or selling adult beverages, so don’t take chances that could delay your license.

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Day Trip To Genting Premium Outlet

Last week was a one-week school break for missy.  We wanted to go for a one-day road trip to Melaka but it was extremely hot in the afternoon for the past week so we decided to head over to the mountain to cool off.   I love the cool air in Genting Highlands, especially when I am sitting outdoor at the cafe, sipping my coffee.  Since missy needs a pair of school shoes, we went to the Genting Premium Outlets to check out the sports shops.

We went to Nike, Sneakers, Adidas and Under Amour but alas we couldn’t find any that fits missy.  Nike has a pretty good offer for sports attire (20% off for 1 piece and 30% off for 2 pieces).  However, Nike shoes do not fit missy because they are narrow.  As she has wide feet, she needs wider shoes.  Luckily we managed to find her shoes at Royal Sporting House.  Reebok was having a promo – RM199 for 2 pairs of shoes.  What a great deal eh?

Missy tried on the black shoes and she liked it immediately because it was comfortable. Since we got to get another pair, I spotted the Reebok classic sneakers.  I had a pair of these classic shoes when I was 17 and it was my first ever pair of sneakers.  I pestered my dad to buy me one and he shopped for it in KL and at that time, I was still staying in Ipoh.  I still remember how excited and proud I was to be wearing one of the most fashionable sneakers back then. I even pestered him to buy me a pair of Reebok socks to match my Reebok sneaker.

You know you are getting old when things from your childhood or teenage years are starting to make a comeback. Classic Reeboks are definitely one of those things that are back. I love my Reebok!  Can’t wait to wear them.

It started to rain at around 1pm when we were in Genting Premium Outlet.  So, we sat down at my favourite cafe – Juan Valdez for a cuppa.  It was so cooling and misty. A perfect day for a short break. We left at around 2.30pm after the rain had stopped.  We witnessed a car in front of us spinning while we were going downhill.  Luckily no one was hurt.

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Top Engagement Ring Trends For 2020 / 2021

Just like wedding dress trends that flow with the fashion movements of the moment, jewelry styles come in and out of trend too. This is also true when it comes to engagement ring trends.  With social media and celebrity influence stronger than ever, many women are looking for something to make their engagement ring stand out from the crowds.

Shopping for an engagement ring can be completely daunting if you do not know where to begin. With so many factors to consider like stone shape, gemstones, setting styles, vintage or new, the number of potential combinations is almost infinity. It is easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices you can make. So whether you are choosing your own engagement ring or looking for inspiration for the perfect piece to match your heartfelt proposal, do scroll ahead to check out the latest trends and find out which engagement ring is going to hold its own in the style stakes.

Among all of the gemstones to choose from for your potential engagement ring, an opal engagement ring with its celestial vibes will feel truly magical.

Gemstone engagement rings are becoming more and more popular. If you are pondering one, why not consider a shimmering moonstone engagement ring? This type of gemstone is known for its calming and balancing energies and comes with a gorgeous iridescent sheen.

One of the most unique gemstones available, alexandrite is known for its ability to change color when viewed under different light sources. Alexandrite is extremely rare and can be very valuable. An Alexandrite engagement ring is ideal for brides who want something especially one-of-a-kind.

From bold colored gemstones to micro-bands and minimalist cuts, the old saying that ‘size isn’t everything’ certainly rings true when it comes to looking ahead to engagement ring trends in 2020.  Hope you get inspired by these stunning engagement rings for 2020 and beyond that will be more swoon-worthy than before.

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Being A K-Drama Fan

Ever since I watched my very first Korean drama – Crash Landing On You during the Movement Control Order in March, there is no turning back.  Since then I have watched the following k-dramas:-

  1. The World of the Married
  2. Reply 1988
  3. Itaewon Class
  4. Prison Playbook
  5. Call Me Mother
  6. Boys Over Flowers

Can’t believe that I am now hooked on kdramas. Just last year, I would never think that I would spend hours watching them.  First of all, I have always thought that all the oppas look alike. Secondly, I thought that kdramas are all dubbed! Silly me!

On a normal weekend, this is what I would do – enjoying my kdrama while having my Japanese oden from Family Mart.  Good life innit? There are a few dramas on my “To-watch” list which includes the latest TVB drama.

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The Best Hip Hop Accessories For Men

Accessories and jewelry have always been the easiest and most perfect way to level up and transform any outfit.  For those who are not fashion savvy, keeping up with the seasonal trends is the ideal way to go. Step up your hip-hop style game by preparing for the latest jewelry trends, which are fresh off from the Fall/Winter 2020 Fashion Week runways.  Hip hop inspired jewelry can be rocked in a wide variety of styles and forms.  Below are the top 3 jewelry trends that you can adopt for your hip-hop fashion style:

Rope chain

A classic chain that should be in your jewelry collection is the versatile rope chain. The chain is characterized by strands set in a twisting pattern and usually comes in precious gold and platinum.  The rope chain would definitely add that needed swag to your outfit. The rope chain can be worn alone, layered on top of one another, or with blinged-out photo pendants to switch up your look.

Iced-Out Encrusted Jewels

Hip hop artists have embraced the ‘bigger the better attitude,’ and the more bling, the better for the longest time. Iced-out jewelry are diamond-encrusted pieces, are worn among hip hop’s finest artists like Jay Z who is often seen wearing his diamond-encrusted Yankee ring that he raps about in his ‘New York’ song. Iced out hip hop jewelry will take your hip hop jewelry swag to a whole new level. 

Round Cut Halo Eternity Band in Gold

Pendants Trend

Pendants are the most important trinket accessory in hip-hop-inspired jewelry trends They are eye-catching and demand attention with their chunky sizes and precious.  You better be styling your outfits with these pendants if you want to amp up your style game. Step out on the street with a silver Jesus piece, or embellish your next sweater outfit with a Lakers 24 jersey pendant.

Iced Lakers 24 Jersey Pendant in Gold

If you are someone who likes to rock hip hop jewelry on a daily basis, these trendy jewelry pieces from Helloice are your best bet. Find out more about the different types of hip hop accessories from their website. 

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