June 21, 2013

Homemade Japanese Potato Salad

As a fan of Japanese food, there's one thing that I will always always order no matter which Japanese  restaurant I go to, Japanese Potato Salad. Sounds cheap? After trying to make it myself, I can tell you this. YOU THINK IT'S CHEAP AND EASY TO MAKE AH!??

I apologize if I sounded rude earlier. But serious, it's actually quite time consuming.

Anyway, all thanks to my friend, Stanley, for providing me the recipe for it because he knows I love it a lot.

Usually I'll make ONE BIG POT. Yea.. can last for a week. LOL.

And here's the recipe:


4 medium potatoes
1 carrot
1 zucchini (Japanese cucumber)
8 tablespoon of Japanese mayo
2 teaspoon of Zirashi (Japanese mustard)
1 tablespoon of milk
black pepper

1) Boil the potatoes for 20-30 minutes (or until its soften).

p/s: you can do Step 2 later while waiting for the potatoes to cool off after boiling if you want to.

2) While waiting for the potatoes to boil, slice carrot in half moon shape and simmer in hot water for 5 minutes. Slice the zucchini (Japanese cucumber), put roughly a teaspoon of salt all over the zucchini and leave it for 15 minutes. Then squeeze out all the water from the zucchini.

3) After done boiling the potatoes, peel the skins roughly. Mash it in a bowl gently, so that there are some chunks left.

4) Add in Japanese mayo, milk, and Zirashi (Japanese mustard). Stir evenly and gently.

5) Then, add in zucchini (Japanese cucumber) and carrot.

6) Mix everything up.

7) Add in pepper to taste.


If you're wondering Zirashi (Japanese mustard) is which one, please refer to the picture below.

The one on the right (orange box) is Zirashi.

Japanese mayo is this one.

Zirashi (Japanese mustard) can be bought at Jusco, or Daiso.

Japanese mayo can be bought at Jusco, or Shojikiya.

Other ingredients can be bought at any supermarket / market.

This is how I like mine. I add in cherry tomatoes, some sunflower seeds, and at the bottom is coral reef salad. 

Of course you can always customize it yourself by adding whatever things you like (But don't too over la) :)


June 20, 2013

PUMA Express Your Love For Your Street

Still remember PUMA Evolution of Suede Campaign? No? Read here and here to refresh your memory.

And guess what? They are back with yet another Instagram Contest after the successful first wave of Instagram Contest! Celebrating the 45th year for the Suede Line, this time, it is the Show Your Love #forthestreet Instagram Contest.

Didn't manage to join or win the previous Instagram contest? Why not join it this time and stand a chance to win yourself:

  • A PUMA tee printed (for the winning photo for the most creative and unique photo of the week)
  • One pair of personalized PUMA Suede (for the one overall winner at the end of the contest)
How to join? Just follow the steps below:
1) Snap a picture of the STREET SIGN of your favorite street and work out THREE WORDS to describe it
2) Upload the photo to Instagram with the hashtags #ForTheStreet and #MY

Hurry as the contest is until 7th July 2013.

Here are some examples:

And I've just submitted mine!

If you're still unsure and/or need more information, do check out here.


June 19, 2013

MIMMA - Grand Finals 2013

MIMMA grand finals which happened on Saturday, 15 June 2013 has finally crowned 7 champions according to the different championship bout.

Also present there is Youth and Sports Minister, YB Khairy Jamaluddin. Seen here with Tune Talk CEO and creator of MIMMA, Jason Lo.

Upon reaching the event venue, Stadium Negara, KL, the various booths outside the entrance.

Pictures of the fighters at the entrance

After getting my Media Tag.

Proceed to entrance, 2 girls handling out goodies bag (sorry I didn't take pictures of the chicks, I shy... :/ or rather don't feel like taking pictures of chicks). This is what I saw once I pass through the chicks.


Fight card at both side.

Take a picture here to prove that you're there.

Or you prefer to pose, fighting with our very own Peter Davis.

Go up the stairs, before reaching into the stadium, pictures of the fighters on my left and right again.

And......Ta daa~~~ 

Too bad this time I'm not gonna watch it live by the side of the ring.

My view from my seat.

Check out the crowds waiting for some action.

While waiting for the fights to start, gonna munch some Carl's Jr burger first. P/S: They are one of the sponsors :)

Yeap, we were encouraged to tell EVERYONE about it :) They even provided WiFi for us :D

Ding Ding!! Introducing the fighters!!

 I was watching the fights through this projection cause I'm too short :(

 Ok, enough of dragging. I bet you wanna know who are the champions right??

Here they are:

MIMMA Championship:

Flyweight Champion: Kenny Yap won via unanimous judges' decision.

Middleweight Champion: Jim Chong "The Believer" Jing Yi won via referee stoppage in Round three, 1 minute and 40 seconds into the fight.

Featherweight Champion: Keanu Subba won by knocking out his opponent in just 29 seconds.

Heavyweight Champion: Adrian "The Tuckman" Tham won via TKO in Round one, 2 minutes and 46 seconds into the fight.

Welterweight Champion: Ooi Aik Tong won by bringing his opponent down by doctor stoppage in Round 3, 1 minute and 8 seconds into the fight. Blood splattered out due to blood pressured at ear.

Lightweight Champion: Allen "Solomon" Chong won via arm bar submission.

Bantamweight Champion: Prabu "Superman" Somanaidu won via judges' unanimous decision.

ONEFC Superfights

Featherweight Champion: Edward "The Ferocious" Kelly won via unanimous judges' decision.

Catchweight Champion: Saiful "The Vampire" Merican won via unanimous judges' decision.

Lightweight Champion: Ariel "Tarzan" Sexton won via TKO in Round 1, 4 minutes 50 second into the fight.

More photos of the event can be found here.

What's next? Stay tune to my blog for updates :)

June 14, 2013

MIMMA: First ever public weigh-in results

Tomorrow evening 15 June 2013, will be the Grand Finals for MIMMA. It will be held at Stadium Negara. All fighters has successfully made weights for their respective Championship bouts.

Seven amateur bouts are featured in the fight card:

  • Flyweight (up to 56.7kg)
  • Bantamweight (up to 61.2kg)
  • Featherweight (up to 65.8kg)
  • Lightweight (up to 70.3kg)
  • Welterweight (up to 77.1kg)
  • Middleweight (up to 83.9kg)
  • Heavyweight (83.9kg and above)
The professional fights will feature our very own local fighters Peter Davis and Saiful Merican, who will be fighting against international fighters from Ariel Sexton from Costa Rica and Aditya Deshpande from India.

(Disclaimer for this post: pictures are grab from various sources online, none of them are belong to me)

ONE FC Superfights

Lightweight: Peter "The Pistol" Davis (69.7 kg) vs Ariel "The Tarzan" Sexton (70.0 kg)


Catchweight: Aditya Deshpande (58.9 kg) vs Saiful "The Vampire" Merican (59.0kg)


Featherweight: Tanaphong Khunhankaew (65.8kg) vs Edward "The Ferocious" Kelly (65.6kg)


MIMMA Championship Bouts

Flyweight Championship Bout: Ngeoh Jian Chong aka "Cacador" (56.5kg) vs Kenny Yap (56.7kg)

Bantamweight Championship Bout: Muhd Aiman aka "Underdog Hero" (60.2kg) vs Prabu Somanaidu aka "Superman" (61.1kg)

Featherweight Championship Bout: Muhd Ikram aka "The Maxout" (65.7kg) vs Keanu Subba (65.8kg)

Lightweight Championship Bout: Allen Solomon Chong aka "Orang Utan" (70.3kg) vs Shammah Chandran (70.3kg)

Welterweight Championship Bout:  Ooi Aik Tong (76.9kg) vs Chew Chee Chan aka "Big Sam" (77.1kg)

Middleweight Championship Bout: Hafiz Chandran (79.0kg) vs Jim Chong Jing Yi aka "The Believer" (82.4kg)

Heavyweight Championship Bout: Adrian Tham aka "Tuckman" (84.5kg) vs Christopher Leow (82.6kg)

Do check out the official MIMMA FC weigh-in photo gallery for more photos.

Interested to watch the Grand Finals live? Hurry up and get your tickets here now!

For more MIMMA information, do check out their website.

June 10, 2013

So you think you know your toothbrush?

Few years ago, I used to think that when getting a toothbrush, I should get one with hard bristle because I thought that hard bristle could help to "scrub" my teeth. But after that I changed to soft bristle because my gums are always bleeding.

So last weekend, Systema organized a Blogger Brushing Day at EcoGreen Organic Restaurant, TTDI, where we were given a chance to put their toothbrush on a test ourselves.

First, we were asked to have our brunch first. There's cakes, pastries, curry puff, salad, fried mee hoon, fried rice, sesame chicken and fish cakes.

Bloggers queuing up for the food.

I just ate a bit coz I can't really eat much for my first meal of the day.

There are some random facts on a display card placed on each table.

Then, we were given a pack of two toothbrush each, together with a small tube of toothpaste. For what? Of course to brush our teeth! We were guided to a nearby toilet to do so.

One is Curvy, and another one is Slim.

First time going to an event, makan first then brush teeth right after it. Haha. Can't stop but laugh when I saw the bloggers all taking pictures while brushing their teeth. Nope, I didn't. I shy laaaa.

After trying out both toothbrushes, we went back to the restaurant. Personally I prefer the Slim one because it really helps to remove the leftovers stuck at the back of my teeth. I admit I don't have perfect teeth like most. The Curvy one feels kinda hard.

The lovely Senior Manager explaining to us why is it important to choose a suitable toothbrush.

Yup, I totally understand this.

We were told that toothbrush with hard bristle actually will damage the enamel. And now I know why my gums bleed :( The most important part in the whole toothbrush is the bristles. There's two type, one is round tip, and another one is super slim tip. Which is better?

The ones with flat tip would not be able to reach the gum lines, while the super slim tip can reach easier.

Random fact: Almost 1 out of 3 people suffer from sensitive teeth, most of them in the age group of 25 - 45 years old. Sadly, I'm one of them.

So what is so unique about Systema Sensitive 0.02mm Super Slim Bristle?

It penetrates deeper along gum-lines and in-between teeth, which are the hardest to reach areas, thus 9x cleaner. Compare to ordinary hard bristles, Systema Sensitive 0.02mm Super Slim Bristle actually give less pressure to the teeth and gums, leading to more comfortably clean.

There are five types of toothbrushes for different individuals.

The one on the left is Sensitive, while the right one is Bi Level.

Specially designed to control the pressure and relief the stress for sensitive teeth sufferers. For a soothing and comfortable clean.

2 level bristle helps to clean the surface of the teeth, in between teeth and along the gum-lines superbly.

Then we have the normal ones with different length of head. From top to bottom: Compact, Comfort, Full head.

Compact is specially designed with small or compact head size to reach and clean every part of your exposed teeth easily.

Comfort is a regular head size toothbrush for a more comfortable clean.

Full head is a larger head size toothbrush for wider reach.

Ever wonder how the people in the olden days brushes their teeth?

And these are what people use in the modern days. So many. =__= Come to think about it, everyday I brush, then floss, then use mouthwash. So much work. Ish.

Wee~~ we were given a full set of toothbrushes each! At least one year no need to buy toothbrush d XD

Aww~ you want a Systema toothbrush too don't cha? No worries! Systema is currently sponsoring KEEP SMILING and you have a chance to get yourself a free Systema toothbrush too!

How? Just go to here and answer a few simple questions, then you't get a free Systema toothbrush. That's it! Simple as that. 

So are you using the correct toothbrush now?