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It came as a surprise, and an obvious shock to me, when I found out that one of my close friend got into a minor injury while working out at the gym. It wasn't anything major, just a tiny fracture to the knee, which required loads of rest and recouping time. While mobility is an issue for the time being, I provided a bit of moral support in terms of researching for the best, if not the most affordable wheelchairs for sale, online.

One things for sure, I was looking for a purchase that granted convenience. The last thing on my friends mind would probably be physically shopping for a wheelchair. I mean, how?

Vertex Mobility Singapore provides a risk free, convenient online shopping experience, offering the same or next day delivery, with the lowest price guaranteed. If you change your mind, simply return it within 15 days, no questions asked. Plus, warranty goes up to 6 months. All without the hassle of going to a shop.

Now, that's what every patient needs.

It is also worthy to note that every purchase from Vertex Mobility forms a good deed. The brand is committed to giving back, with a donation made for every purchase you make, thus improving elderly lives, one wheelchair at a time.


Website navigation was simple and straightforward. In terms of wheelchair types, there are Light Weight, Heavy Duty, or Portable Travel Wheelchairs, to choose from.


The Vertex Signature Foldable Wheelchair would have to be one of their best sellers.


I shall now go back to my bed time reads, on how to choose the right wheelchair for my friend. Having zero knowledge on wheelchairs, the buying guide adds benefit. Vertex Mobility have served more than 5,000 customers since inception, I'm sure they know what's best suited for everyone's needs.

Talk about moral support.

Contact Vertex Mobility at:

Phone : +65-90283046
Email : admin@vertexmobility.com.sg

Showroom Address:
1765, Geylang Bahru
Kallang Distripark Singapore 339701 (Contact for Appt)

Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri: 10am – 7pm (Lunch: 1 – 2pm)
Sat: 11am – 5pm, Sun: 11am – 2pm
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"What does Kakatoo mean?" I asked. "Oh, it's our refined version of cockatoo, or what most Malaysians know as burung kakak tua,"... Right. They must be a fan of birds.


I recently visited KakatooGo KL, an exceedingly new Malaysian Nyonya restaurant, tucked right downstairs of the 5th Element Hotel, among the growing stretch of cafes along Jalan Sultan. KakatooGo to the newest addition to the Kakatoo chain of restaurants, focusing on the to-go concept. The restaurant is also Halal certified.

I thought the place serves as a great introduction to traditional Malaysian and Nyonya food, for tourists venturing into Petaling Street, and also for locals wanting to rekindle the local tastebuds, at a comfortable and laidback setting.

There are also pre-packed Nyonya kuih and goodies for takeaway.

Considering that it was a to-go cafe, the menu was quite extensive, consisting of mostly Malaysian dishes with a touch of Nyonya Kampung to boost. Menu prices are very affordable.

The specialty here? The Nyonya version of Nasi Kerabu and Durian Cendol. Both executed incredibly well... will elaborate a bit more below. For tourists hopping into Malaysia for the first time, why not try something new?
The Nasi Kerabu Baba Fried Chicken (RM17.00), came with a serving of blue rice topped with sweet and spicy coconut sauce, half a hard-boiled salted egg, acar and salad, grated coconut, fish keropok, and fried chicken. The chicken was succulent on the inside, cripsy outside, and the acar added a sour twang to the overall sweet dish. 
For those unfamiliar with acar, it is essentially an assortment of pickled vegetables. It may look simple but it's really not easy to make. Kakatoo's rendition of homemade Nyonya Acar (RM6.90), Kerabu Mango (RM6.90), and Cucur Udang (RM3.50/piece - comes with pretty large prawns) was very well done.  
As much as I love toasts and bacon, the most satisfying and comforting breakfast for me comes in the form of this Curry Cheong Fun (RM5.50). The flat noodles had a nice firm texture and the combination of sauces was a winner - sweet, spicy and salty, a tinge unique compared to the ones I had before.
I wasn't huge on the Nyonya Curry Noodle (RM7.50), simply because yellow noodles aren't exactly my thing, but I did have a slurp-full. I definitely tasted coconut in the curry broth, but it wasn't as rich as I thought it would be.
A fiery and flavorsome dish. The Asam Laksa (RM7.50) was unbelievably appetizing and also one of the surprising favorites of my meal. The tangy fish broth packed a punch and the noodles chewy. It was spicy no doubt, but I had no problems finishing everything up.
When it comes to fruit rojak, it's really all about the sauce mixture, made out of fermented shrimp paste, and the medley of fruits that goes into it. Kakatoo's version of Fruits Rojak (RM9.90) came very well balanced and it was tasty. I especially enjoyed the crunchy and sticky textures of the dish.
Have the Curry Chicken with either Noodles (RM9.50) or Nasi Kunyit (RM9.50). The curry chicken was tender, not too spicy, and there was enough gravy to soak up the rice and noodles.
To keep in-trend, Kakatoo concocted their version of bubble milk tea, in the form of Cendol Bluecloudol (RM12.50), that came in 3 beautiful layers of pearl, milk and butterfly pea topped with a dollop of cendol. It was too sweet for me to handle however. The Passion Fizzy (RM9.50) and Lychee Crush (RM9.50) on the other hand, proves well as a sweet thirst quencher. Plus, the homemade Signature Durian Cendol (RM12.50) was to-die-for. Must have here!

Clearly... I had way too much to eat that afternoon. If I were to recommend my favorites - Nasi Kerabu, Curry Cheong Fun, Asam Laksa, Fruit Rojak, and the Durian Cendol.


KakatooGo is located at:
Address: Lot 10, Ground Floor, Kompleks Selangor, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: 03-2022 1102
Opening Hours: 8am - 10pm Daily
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KakatooGo/
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dahmakan is a healthy, online food delivery service in the Klang Valley, which carries a menu that is curated by friendly chefs, made available to order anytime throughout the day, and delivered straight to your doorstep for free. The menu is pork free and also alcohol free.

I have used so many food apps in the past and I can dare say that dahmakan is probably one of the best, when it comes to user interface. Details are clear; Ordering process seamless; Easy to navigate; Payment was made at ease; Delivery was on-demand and delivered within timeframe. Lastly but also most importantly, the food was good. The end-to-end experience was satisfying.



App : dahmakan
Instagram : @dahmakan
Twitter : @dah_makan

I was on the PRIME 10 Package, at RM209.00 upfront, giving me savings in the form of : 
☑️ 20% off every order
☑️ 30 minutes delivery time frame (instead of 60 minutes)
☑️ On time delivery or get a free meal


Key in dahmakan Discount Code [ BETASTY290 ] at checkout to get RM12.00 OFF on the first purchase

Here's a peek of my week long scribble of Eating Healthy Everyday with dahmakan. 

MONDAY

My first time using dahmakan, and I ordered the  SALTED EGG BUTTERED CHICKEN (RM14.90/0.6PRIME) for dinner. Scrolling through the menu for the first time, I was torn for choices. In the end, I went for the most highly rated dish in the menu - and now I know why. The dish was very nicely prepared though texture could have been a tad better. There is USER RATINGon every dish, making my life decisions easier. Tip : For a quick pick, choose according to user rating.


TUESDAY
One thing I really like about dahmakan is that, it allows me to PREORDERmy meal, with an option to CHANGE OR CANCEL afterwards. MY FOOD ALWAYS ARRIVE ON TIME. I ordered today's lunch 2 days ago, SPAGHETTI CHICKEN BOLOGNESE (RM14.90/0.6PRIME). There's noodles in the menu too.


WEDNESDAY
I am allergic to a lot of things - dumb people is my main concern, but let us just stick to topic. I'm allergic to nuts, am somewhat lactose intolerant, and I can't take raw food to some extend. I'm glad that dahmakan comes with NUTRIENT NOTES, where it categorizes core food groups like dairy, nuts, soybeans, etc. There is also an INGREDIENTS LIST, making my nitpicking habits easier to go by. Today's food pick was CHEE CHEONG FUN (RM13.90/0.6PRIME), a dish which I can easily polish everything up at one go.


THURSDAY
Today, I was thinking of an afternoon snack and decided to try their SIDES & DRINKS. I was undecided between a savory snack - salad, soup, nuggets, wedges, etc. or a sweet snack - cake, jelly, brookies, etc. After what seemed like an eternity, I chose the RED VELVET CAKE (RM8.90/0.45PRIME) and also had a WATERMELON & FLEXSEED BY TRUE JUICE (RM12.90/0.6PRIME) at the side. The red velvet cake was marvelous. This was such an afternoon treat.


FRIDAY

It's Friday. I felt like I needed a reward meal after a hectic week at work, and I was craving for pie. So I ordered the BEEF SHEPHERD'S PIE (RM31.00/1.2PRIME). It came NICE AND WARM. Beneath, scrumptious chunks of beef ribeye covered with a layer of charry and crusty baked potato. For that price however, it could definitely do with a little more meat. Tip : To avoid service charge, order a minimum of RM18.00, or if you're on the Prime package, 0.8Prime.


SATURDAY

It's the season of Ramadhan, and instead of visiting the Bazaar, I thought I'd order in today. I settled with the SATAY CHICKEN (RM24.90/1PRIME), with curry leaf infused rice and peanut sauce.
dahmakan offers a GOOD VARIETYof cuisines, Malaysian, Western and a mishmash of International Flavors, curated by their own Chefs. The menu have seasonal additions, so there's always something new to try.


SUNDAY

Have you ever experience a feeling of deja vu on Sundays? How did the week flew by so quickly? Monday blues. Today's dinner was all about comfort food - ROAST CHICKEN BREAST WITH SPINACH BARLEY RISOTTO AND MUSHROOMS (RM26.90/1.1PRIME). The chicken breast meat came tender yet juicy, the marination was done well, it was flavorsome on every mouthful, and the risotto had toothsome textures. It feels good to have HEALTHY HOME-COOKED FOODwithout the cooking. You know what I mean?



Can't wait for the next meal!

Key in dahmakan Promo Code [ BETASTY290 ] at checkout to get RM12.00 OFF on the first purchase
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A friend asked me recently if I really enjoy snacking that much - the immediate answer to that is "oh yeah!"

Although many health aficionado would have shrugged at the though consuming all that sugar and sodium but hey - moderation is key, and it's really all about consuming the right snacks.


Tere's plenty to like from Signature Market Malaysia, a healthy snacks online store, offering organic and natural food products, at 20-50% cheaper than market price! There are over 500 food products offered 24/7, ranging from Nuts and Trail Mixes (definitely one of their best sellers), Gourmet Snacks and Spreads, Honey & Vinegar, Herbal Soups & Tea, to just name a few. There's even Health & Beauty, and Household Products offered on the website.

This, definitely gave me a new lease of snack-life, and also a fantastic alternative, with ease of just one click.

I'm no where as crazy about nuts as I am with my sour cream and onion potato chips, but I think I found my new found craze with black truffle salted egg potato chips!


What I really like about Signature Market?

✓ Good quality products - I tasted 13 packs of Signature Market goodies and I can say that quality was good and consistent
✓ Good quality packaging
✓ Resealable bags
✓ Clearly labeled details, nutrition facts and expiry dates
✓ Variety on website
✓ Affordable products - product prices ranged between RM10-RM20


Here are some of my recent stash courtesy of Signature Market Malaysia. Shipping is FREE for first time orders, or purchases above RM100.00.
MY NUTS & TRAIL MIX STASH
Low Carb Mix 140gm - RM16.00
Walnut Trail Mix 110gm - RM16.00
Healthy Nut Mix 140gm - RM16.00
Roasted Pistachios in Shell Salted 115gm - RM14.00

MY BERRIES & TRAIL MIX STASH
Cranberry Blackcurrent Mix 300gm - RM14.00
Energy Booster Trail Mix 170gm - RM16.00
Antioxidant Boost 170gm - RM16.00


MY GOURMET SNACK STASH
Finest Crunchy Almond Biscotti 100gm - RM16.00
Black Truffle Salted Egg Potato Chips 100gm - RM20.00
Organic Chia Seed 200gm - RM11.00
Salted Vanilla Cashew Crumble 120gm - RM16.00

MY TEA STASH
Natural Peppermint Leaves 50gm - RM15.00
Superior Pure Matcha Powder 200gm - RM15.00



What are some of your favorite snacks?
Keep on munching. And munching.
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Sawadee Kap...

I will be heading to Thailand real soon and like any other vacation, I always pre-plan not only the things to bring, but also the outfits to wear. For the most part, I'd liked to make an effort to look good in photographs, and secondly, I'd liked to optimise space, simply because I usually just carry-on.


Bought this yellow dress from an independant online store for my previous trip to Bangkok, Thailand

Now, this thing about photographs...

Every time I visit some place new, I always think of it as a once in a lifetime experience, because really, I may only ever only visit that place once. The world is a huge place you know - 195 countries, 7 continents. 

For that very reason, I want to feel good and look good when I look back at all my photographs, perhaps years later. Henceforth, I always feel the need to wear something new, which is fitted for the occasion, and or matching to the background. So yes, sometimes it's really for photography sake.

Okay, admittedly it could also be for my Blog or my Instagram feed.

Anyhow...

Rather than splurging on something offline, that I may potentially ever only wear once, I'd normally just go online bargain hunting for my holiday outfits. 

Some people claimed that online shopping is not exactly cheap nowadays, which I do agree to some extent, but for me, knowing where to shop, when, and what to buy, matters the most. Because sometimes, it's about the price, sometimes it's about the variety. A lot of things that I see and buy online is not available offline, and really, it is just way easier to search via a search box, rather than shuffling up and down a shopping mall.

I mean... the internet does make everyone a tad lazier, but also way more efficient too for that matter.


Image credit to Mashable

There are a couple online shopping portals that I normally frequent, bigger names along the likes of Zalora Malaysia, Lazada Malaysia, Shopee, and many other independent and niche online stores. I usually buy from Malaysian portals rather than overseas, because shipping and taxes could really complicate things at times.


Bought this green floral romper from Zalora for my previous trip to Bali, Indonesia

My favorite go-to online shop would be Zalora, because of its ease of choices, prompt delivery, great return policy, and constant availability of Zalora Promo Codes. To be very honest, I don't think I've ever bought anything at full price. It's like forever-sale. I bought a couple of holiday outfits from Zalora, just a couple of days ago, just in time for my Thailand holiday.


Bought this red dress from Lazada for my previous trip to Macau

The other shopping portal that I frequent a whole lot would be Lazada. Who does not know Lazada right? The bargain hunter in me bought a reduced price sun hat, using a Lazada Voucher Code, and it only costed me 10 bucks, shipping included.

Nowadays if I really want to shop for clothes, or any other bargain pieces for that matter, I'd always prefer to do it on the comfort of my own bed.

Plus, my recent purchase definitely saved me some money for more holiday treats in Thailand. Till the next online shopping spree! Or should I say holiday?
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The Restaurant:

My continuous efforts of trying out new restaurants and cafes brought me to Fat Tea Macanese Food, a restaurant and bakery serving authentic Macao cuisine, akin to a fusion of Cantonese and Portugese dishes. The place definitely reminded me of my recent to Trip To Macao.

The Food:

Here, you would not go wrong with Minchi (RM22.00), their signature dish and also my favorite of the meal. The huge bowl of rice came with a mixture of savory minced pork (loads of it too), diced fried potatoes, onions, fried egg, rice, and pork lard. This was comfort food in all it's glory. The Portugese Chicken 'Po Kok Khai' (RM25.00) tasted very much like our Malaysian ayam masak lemak, a coconut milk baked chicken in tumeric and spices, served with rice, minus the spiciness of course. It was quite a hearty serving needless to say. The Beef Brisket & Tendon Spiced Stew (RM28.00) felt like comfort food, the beef was made flavorful and tender, and I mopped every bit of sauce up with Toasted Bread (+RM3.00). Delicious. I'd highly-highly recommend the Serradurra (RM12.00 - small / RM16.00 - medium / RM18.00 - large) for dessert. It was easily one of the best desserts I've had of late. Known as sawdust or Macao pudding, a simple combination of whipped cream and crumled biscuits, or what I felt was like a tiramisu minus the coffee and cake.

Overall Rating: 8.5/10.

For the hard-to-find Macanese restaurant in PJ/KL (leave a comment if you know of any others) ; For the amazing food ; For the fantastic hospitality and the cozy environment. Nothing fancy-pancy here, but you'd definitely get to go home with a happier and bigger tummy.

Fat Tea is located at:
Address: LG05, Emerald Plaza North, Jalan PJU 8/3A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya.
Phone: 03-7733 1868
Opening Hours: 11.30am-3pm / 6.30pm-10pm Daily. Closed Monday


The Highlights : Food Series consists of short stories of restaurants that I thought would be worthwhile of sharing in this blog.
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There are a large variety of collagen supplements available in the market, be it in liquid form or powder form. I, for one, would always lean towards the latter, simply because the liquid versions would usually be far too sweet for my liking. Plus, the powder versions gives me the flexibility to either take it together with food or drinks.

The Project B Hydrolyzed Biomarine Collagen Peptide 5,000mg would have to be one of my newest beauty additions.


Project B strives to be the only company that reveals their product planning and development progress, detailing what's being develop, and what's in the pipeline. Henceforth, the Development Process emphasize on being bare and transparent throughout the chain, with 2 measures to confirm the product formulation, through - independent professional reviews and voluntary feedback. More reads on their Testimonials Here. The Project B Brand carries a similar mission, to provide functional food that work - endorsed by the experts ; strict bare policy ; high manufacturing standard ; and affordable pricing. 
PROJECT B Hydrolyzed Biomarine Collagen Peptide 5,000mg
The Benefits :
  
Contains 100% hydrolyzed low molecular weight collagen peptide where we utilize the patented technology from Italy to extract the highest quality collagen. This trademarked proprietary blend is strengthened with 10 extracts under the trademark of Coll10+, capable to provide over 32 maximal benefits.

I'm not expert hence I'm going to dwell too much on the ingredients. Everything you need to know is available on their official website (link above).

100% Collagen and Extracts – nothing else.
Unflavored . Unsweetened . Clean .

My Routine :

For the past couple of weeks or so, I have been routinely taking Project B Hydrolyzed Biomarine Collagen Peptide 5,000mg, for breakfast - best taken while the stomach is still empty. It's a newly curated habit of course, that was not particularly easy to instill, but definitely worthwhile in the long run. Again, results won't happen overnight - collagen is a supplement and not a medicine.

For breakfast, I simply add two tablespoons of collagen into my warm bowl of cooked oats, mixed then savor - very simple to prepare. Like all collagen in powder form, Project B's version have a light fishy taste on it's own. I'd recommend having it with something sweet, be it with a glass of yoghurt or smoothie, but not with food, personal preference nevertheless.  

If I'm the run, I'd simply mix two tablespoons of collagen + one tablespoon of fruit booster (unflavored & unsweetened), in a glass of water. Tip : Use hot water as a base and mix well, else it will clump.

Take two tablespoons once daily for the first 14 days, and one tablespoon once daily after that. 

Tip : If unopened use within 12 months, store in a cool, dry environment away from direct sunlight. Once opened, product will last 6 months if sealed and stored in the correct conditions. Once mixed in water, product will last 24 hours when refrigerated and 4 hours without refrigeration and away from direct sunlight.




My Results :

For the past couple of weeks or so, I have been routinely taking Project B Hydrolyzed Biomarine Collagen Peptide 5,000mg, for breakfast - best taken while the stomach is still empty. It's a newly curated habit of course, that was not particularly easy to instill, but hopefully worthwhile in the long run. Again, results won't happen overnight - collagen is a supplement and not a medicine.

Overall, my skin felt dewier, smoother, and I did not break-out this time of the month (I have a bit of history with acne in the past and have a tendency to break out during my period - didn't happen this time round). Apart from the immediate and evident external benefits, I can't comment much on the internal health benefits of collagen - too early to say and show. Also to note, I did not experience any side effects from the collagen intake.

  Project B Price List :
Project B Hydrolyzed Biomarine Collagen 5,000mg
Single Pack Collagen 30's : RM130.00 - 1 month supply
Single Pack Collagen 30's + Fruit Booster : RM159.00 - 1 month supply
Double Pack Collagen 30's X 2 + Free Fruit Booster 100g : RM260.00 - 2 month supply
Project B 100% Natural Fruit Booster
Fruit Booster 100gm (Passion fruit, Kiwi, Mixed Berries) : RM45.00
Bundle Pack Fruit Booster 100bm X 3 (Passion fruit, Kiwi, Mixed Berries) : RM119.00

Free delivery to Malaysia for orders >RM50.00.
Free delivery to Singapore & Brunei for orders >RM100.00.


Apply this discount code <<SPICYSHARON>> at checkout to enjoy a Free 100% Natural Fruit Booster worth RM45.00, upon every purchase of Project B Hydrolyzed Biomarine Collagen Peptide 5,000mg. 

*Discount code is valid for multiple use | Expiry on the 30 April 2019 | Both items must be checked out together*

Contact Project B :
Official Website : www.projectb.asia
Facebook : @projectb.asia
Instagram : @projectb.asia
Twitter : @projectb_asia
Pinterest : @projectb_asia
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