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I now have a new Facebook page for this blog! Do show some love and support at - Smile



After running this blog for 9 years, you must be wondering why there never was a Facebook page for my blog all this while!

Haha. Well, there is actually a little background story to it. Big Smile


When this blog started to gain traction back in 2007, that was coincidentally when Facebook began to roll out their latest product, Facebook Fan Pages. The blogger community was then quick to jump onto the bandwagon and started creating ‘fan pages’ for themselves. 

For some reason, I didn’t quite agree to this. Ugh!

And I still don’t. 



Fan pages? Really? I have never fancied the idea of self-proclamation of one’s non-existent celebrity status and I especially despise the word ‘famous blogger’ and ‘celebrity blogger’.

Do you really reckon you’re that ‘famous’ and worthy of creating a ‘fan page’ for yourself? 


This video might interest you. No, really. You’ve GOTTA watch it! It’s funny


Admittedly, maybe I might have taken this ‘fan page’ word a tad too literally and seriously. Surprised But still, I believe I am entitled to my own opinion, especially if I have never voiced my thoughts out nor offend anyone. 

Anyway, despite disagreeing with ‘fan pages’, I have always given my support and LIKEs to fellow blogger friends’ pages. So don’t chide me! :P


As time passed, Facebook somehow rebranded their ‘Fan Pages’ to ‘Facebook Pages’.

Only then I began to embrace and accept this. But still never created one because I still felt it was such a ‘perasan’ thing to do! Yell (For my non-Malaysian readers, it basically translates to being self-absorbed or being too full of yourself)



Anyway, fast-forward to 2012, I saw myself landing in the social media industry after being in the journalism & publication industry for a good number of years.

Being in this field and handling many major social media accounts for various brands made me see the importance of having a Facebook Page especially if you are your own brand/personality.

Another couple of years passed, with many clients and blog readers genuinely wondering and casually questioning me why there isn’t a public page to represent this blog. Tongue Out 


Good question.

I don’t know the answer either. Because I just never created one? What?!


And then it gradually dawned upon me that it was a necessity.

Facebook pages allowed me to tailor my content better on social media. I also wasn’t able to approve all friend requests, especially people I haven’t met or didn’t know personally/too well.

Facebook pages also provided me the audience demographics, analytics and insights which I needed to further improve to continue becoming a better blogger!


So there you go, after so much convincing from my fellow blogger mates around the world, my sponsors & clients, my blog managers, and even you dearest readers, I decided to give myself a very different birthday present this year.


Thus TheJessicat’s official Facebook page was born three days ago! Ha Ha

Do show some love on my new page, pretty please? Hehe. 



Will no longer be posting on my personal account anymore. Blog features, latest updates & pictures will all be moved from now onwards, so your likes on my new page would make me a very happy girl!

Also thinking of throwing a big birthday bash on this blog’s 10th Anniversary next year! I’m excited to make this happen. Wink


It’s been a long ride. Thank you for your all your support all this while, beautiful people!

Lots of love.


2014 Rewind (Part 2) – The Next Quarter.



Hurrah! Finally found some time to spare to pen a personal diary here on this blog, lest it ends up turning into billboard this month.

Trying hard to keep a balanced ratio of branded content + personal lifestyle content here!


As a sequel to this blog post of The First Quarter (read that first!), here’s The Next Quarter (April-May). LaughingLaughing

My month of APRIL 2014 was mostly spent working my days away and hanging out with my buddies & family, attending events by night and turning up the party dial during the weekends.


Out and about with the sis.


On our coffee runs – yep, we’re caffeine addicts!


Hung out with her mates at Coffea Coffee, Bangsar too.


Made some time for a catch up at Solaris Mont Kiara with bestieJoyce too.

Can you believe after all these years of being apart in different states and countries,

we ended up living on the same street!? What are the odds!


Found myself back in Ipoh to visit the family too – here’s our dinner venue for the night.

The very regal mansion called STG Tea House & Cafe.


I took an immediate liking to its British colonial set-up.


A restaurant not only boasting its delightful interior,

but an excellent fusion of east & west cuisines.


I recall that the chocolate pudding was to die for. See the molten lava choc oozing out? :D


Just had to share this – our adorable Penny watching TV with us.

I guess Fear Factor has got her hooked!


Speaking of pets, here’s babyChivas chilling by the dining room in my old crib.

I used to live in Perdana View Condonminium, Damansara Perdana!


Buddy Ros Marie and her mates came to visit from Cambodia.

Brought them around KL city and to Antipodean in Tun Razak for dinner!


 Been awhile, babe! x


 Attended meetings with my Adrows investment crew.

This investment has earned me thousands of USD so far!

Not going to write about it for now (I would when I find the time to)

but you can ask me personally. ;)


 Adjourned to the Korean Cafe Bene in Solaris Mont Kiara for desserts right after!


Letting my hair down during the weekend, this calls for Zouk nights!


With my Maldivian ladies, Mai & Hiba! Miss you girls x


What’s with girls and bathroom selfies? I don’t know either :D :D Teehee.


 Girls just wanna have fun!


More Zouk nights! With my girl Eileen.

Here’s the interesting bit…

As I was seeing someone else at the time, little did I know I would meet the love of my life right on the dance floor, beside the thumping bass speakers. There he was, on 6th April 2014, we met, spoke briefly and raved together for a few minutes.

I don’t think we even said goodbye. Shocked

And that was it. I didn’t even remember his name… nor he, mine.


He was just another cutie on the dance floor to me.


 One of those lunchtime outings with my  former colleagues of Kraken Interactive!


 We headed to Tapperz Cafe. I just have to say – we were slightly disappointed.

Nothing to shout about, IMHO. Just your average go-to place for a quick lunch.


One of our other usual spots for lunch nearby would be…

Oh my goodness I don’t remember this restaurant’s name.

But I recall the owner (and her staff!) being very hospitable and gracious to us!


 Also standard lunch fare of western food, in my opinion.


Speaking of work life, I also headed for an interview with a few MNC organizations which had me head-hunted. Putting my interview-I’m-so-corporate look on. Hi!


Thanks to TGV Cinemas, I was invited to the launch of their luxury concept cinema – INDULGE.


It has its own exclusive dining area, queue/line, waiting lounge and fine dining meals!

Find out more about it at




At the end of April, I got invited to Mysterious Asia’s

Journey to the Sound rave party at Platinum 21.

Blogged about it here: Mysterious Asia – Journey to the Sound 2014


The rave was fabulous! Ahh!

Just like every single rave, I danced my socks off and was euphorically headbanging, jumping and tripping out.



Wait.. what? What could ever be more coincidental??

Remember the cutie I met on the dance floor at Zouk? Fate brought us together again, by chance. We met again that very night.


Again, we spoke briefly, this time a little closer to a conversation than it was the first time.

He asked me for my number, I didn’t oblige. But when I asked him for his instead, neither did he. And again, that was it. But this time, I remembered his name, at the very least.


What a suspense. Moving on…

We’ve come to the month of MAY 2014! Let’s see what’s in store for me…


 Yahoo!! Japanese buffet dinner at Jogoya Japanese Buffet, Starhill Gallery.


 My relatives came to visit, from the USA.

It was granduncle’s birthday, so we decided to throw him a feast.


 Couzzie Kevin and his kid! Too adorable.


 Not sure what got into me, but when the weekend came, I joined buddy Mikey to Jogoya AGAIN.

Don’t know how I stomached two rounds of Japanese buffet in less than a week.


The coconut really got me going….. nuts!


So did all the Japanese delights!


Obligatory group shot!


Maximized my long weekend and jet-set to my lil Penang island again.

These are the things that kept me occupied back home:

And then it’s off to Penang again.

Say hi to mommy!


Celebrated Mother’s Day with my 3 superwomen.

Blogged about it here – Mother’s Day at Mariani’s Italian Ristorante, Ipoh


I’m a friend of the forrest! Yep – never fail to go trekking & hiking in the woods.


Also, gym with lil bro Sim at the OFA gym just beside Queensbay Mall!


 Dragon shisha-time with buddy Paul!


 Hitting my favorite party zone, Soho Gastro at Precinct 10!


 It’s always a swell partay in there with my fave peeps!


And then it’s back in KL. High ho! High Ho! It’s off to work we go!


 With my former colleague and fellow red head, Jane!


 Some days are just meant to wacky. Taking a break at my work desk!


 Was booked for an interview too, about my

blogging journey in Malaysia for the past decade.


Spent time with buddy Anis over lunch at The Apartment, The Curve.

Girl talk is necessary for the soul.


 Went shopping for beanies, but unfortunately…

It’s an uphill struggled to find one that suits me!


I almost bought this cannabis sweater. Pretty cool, eh! Really colourful too.

Became a zombie at Zombie Run 2014!

Blogged about it here – Zombie Run Malaysia


Managed to squeeze some time in to do a thorough spring cleaning for my bedroom.

Ready? 1.. 2. 3…

POOF! Cool


Yep, that’s more like it.


Woohoo! A neat room makes for a clear and happy mind!


It was so neat, tidy and cosy in here that baby Chivas decided to get in on all the fun too!


 Gymtime every other evening, as usual.

Shot taken at Body Pump class!


 And of course, what is fitness without nutrition?

 Grocery day! Can’t live without whole foods.


Got invited to Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club’s launch of their new healthy menu!

Blogged about it here – healthy dining at KLGCC


The month of May had also became quite an endearing one for me.

Funny how day by day of endless chats… I started falling in love with a special someone. Kiss




He may not realize it, but all the thoughtful & sweet little things he did for me, all the care he showered upon me, the tender-loving moments, the late-night conversations, and all the laughter we shared got me stumbling, tumbling, tripping and head over heels in love with him.


 Yup. It was that boy from the dancefloor all along.

The very same boy who is still steadfast by my side today.

Blogged about Prodigy KL’s Media Launch – here


Funny how fate brought us together yet again for the 3rd time, this time on Instagram!

I would tell you our special & funny little love story, but that’s another story for another time. :)  Promise I’ll dedicate a blog post to us, when we hit our (official) first year anniversary together.

I use the term ‘official’ very loosely, as there isn’t exactly an ‘official’ day we decided to be exclusive.

This time last year, God decided to bless me with a perfect boyfriend as amazing as he is. Couldn’t be more thankful!


This time last year, we were just seeing each other and getting to know one another.

I smile to myself thinking about it, when I thought he’d be just another summer fling.




Our first (or second?) date.


Moo Cow frozen yoghurt became our thing.


One of those days we walked the streets of Kuala Lumpur aimlessly,

just knowing that we found solace in each other’s presence.


One of those days we snuck out of office during

break time just to spend some time together over lunch!


 Looks like chivalry isn’t dead!


And he still does this for me, a year later. :) I feel really blessed.

That’s enough a story for now.


Hey hey hey and it’s time for the JUNE 2014 chronicles!

How time flies.


 With all my fun-loving former colleagues of Kraken Interactive & Clicks Communication at

A Pie Thing! A pie cafe venture by one of my ex-colleagues, Irene & her mates.


 I’m yet to do a full-blown feature on this joint

but their savoury and sweet pies are to die for!


 Also within the vicinity of my former office, was Miraku Japanese Restaurant.

Sometimes, we’d come for lunch here. Food is good and they have private rooms for private dinings so  that’s noteworthy!




Look, mom! I’m on the newspaper again! :D


 Was rooting for Germany all along – and they won!! Go Deutschland!


Got invited to the premiere screening of Transformers 4: Age of Extinction in TGV Cinemas thanks to AllDay Media!


Definitely my favorite scene – Optimus Prime riding Grimlock in his dinosaur mode.


Speaking of movie time, couzzie Maddy and I caught up for some movies.

She’s a real movie buff and collects DVDs of underground films too!


Hi there.


She brought me to her fave cafe in Bangsar, Alexis Bistro!

The Strawberry Pavlova is a best-seller here. Such a melt-in-your-mouth delight.


I’m a huge fan of Arabic food so naturally I was overjoyed when it opened at The Curve!


Sinful chocolatey goodness at Mad About Coco in Publika, Dutamas!


It’s official. I can never have enough chocolate.


I also can never have enough of IKEA!


Just a little styleshot.


And another one :P


 Joined buddy Haze for Crossfit at Pushmore Fitness Center!


 Safe to say it was my first time doing a different training regime

- crossfit is really different from regular workouts!

Much higher intensity; and interesting terms like WOD and box.

I’d say working out at a crossfit gym is pretty cool experience.


Back at my own gym training with my own routines.


 Tricep Pulldowns


 Overhead Tricep Extension


 Enough of man-time working out like a beast at the gym;

time to look feminine for a night out! :P


 With lil sis Victoria at our fave playground – Zouk Club KL.


With Hiba! Come back from Maldives, quick! :D


 It was suuuuuper packed that night.


Got invited to Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2014 featuring Farah Khan’s masterpieces!


 Turned up our party dial. It’s hard to find my match – one that can party as hard as me.

But I’m glad I did.


 Date nights out! No, I don’t know why my silly boo put the plastic cover on my head either :P


What happened to I-don’t-wanna-have-a-boyfriend and having no strings attached?

Looking back, I’m glad he made me his girl.

Wrote this blogpost (and a poem!) about my dilemma – here


Shall I bore you with more selfies of us?


 Okay, last one. I promise! :P


And that, ladies and gents, was how my 2nd quarter of 2014 went.

Full of quality time spent with my nearest and dearest, and definitely blessed with love, as I opened my heart yet again.


Reminiscing last year in this blog post really tripped my nostalgic switch. So much feels in this diary! Big Smile

Stay tuned for the 3rd quarter of 2014! Yup – it’s my birthday month! :D

The day I got hit by the mid-twenties bug. No, not anywhere near the mid-life crisis yet but hey….



A Cinderella kind of weekend with Method Malaysia!



It’s time to clean happy!

Through all my years of managing sponsorships, I never saw the day I was going to be sponsored home cleaning products. Looks like it’s time for me to get domesticated. Surprised


Today, I’m going to take you on a personal trip to my home as you watch me conduct my weekend spring-cleaning around the crib. Intimate, don’t you think?

Not everybody gets to come home with me (Wink) let alone see me in my most unglam look getting down and dirty with the household chores.


For some reason, babyChivas always seems to know whenever I plan to clean my floor.

For this is the only time he ever chills on the coffee table!


Giving him a lil lecture, for shedding his fur everywhere and *occasionally*

pooping & peeing on places he shouldn’t.


I always dread spring-cleaning every Sunday fortnight, as needless to say, it consumes a huge chunk of my time and energy.

Besides, who likes to get their hands dirty? And there’s no one to help me either Crying


 But as of late, I have actually begun to look forward to spring-cleaning day,

thanks to method Malaysia.


The good folks of method has sponsored me 3 of their star products.

We’ll be testing that out today! Ha Ha



First up, the Method ‘Lemon Ginger’ Squirt + Mop Hard Floor Cleaner


This is a no-wax, non-toxic floor cleaner that smells amazing! Laughing

These recyclable bottles are made with 100% recycled plastic – I’m quite the environmentalist, so I had to make that point.


How to use? Just squirt it onto the floor and mop it with a damp/wet mop.


A thin layer of method is enough to wet and clean your floor superbly well.


Pampered prince chilling on the coffee table, watching me clean the house Doubt it!

You know, you can always make yourself useful like help mommy do the chores?


It actually cleans a lot better than my other floor cleaners.


Chivas actually fancies the smell!


Using method has actually saved me a lot of time and water as I used to wet my floor (first round), then mop it with floor cleaner and finally rinse off the detergent (2nd round).

But now, I do not even need to dilute method with a pail of water and there’s no need to rinse off with water, either.


Pail for sale, anyone? :P


My hard-floor cleaner is so versatile, as I’d mop my whole house with it!

My indoor tile, faux parquet and outdoor tile flooring – all in one go.


That lemon ginger extracts really make my tile flooring super shiny and squeaky clean.


I can testify that method leaves a much cleaner result and fresh-smelling finish.


No, darling. That sweet smell isn’t food. Big Smile


After cleaning my floor thoroughly, it’s time to wash my hands thoroughly and clean my dishes, crockery, cutlery & kitchen.

Here are the two limited edition handwash gel that are now a permanent fixture in my bathroom & kitchen sink.


Botanical garden

To have my fingers smell of sprawling manicured gardens, I simply use method.


Sitting comfortably at the edge of my sink.








While washing, you can already smell the strong floral scent coming from your hands.

After drying, take a whiff of your hands and it will be akin to spider lily, water lotus, bamboo and lush moss.


Onto my dishes and the kitchen! Ahh!


Mimosa Sun


Right after washing my dishes + hands, the smell of sweet nectar of orange, peach + lily lingers!


Since when did cleaning & hygiene become this fun? Cool

If you’re very used to all the other supermarket brands like I am, you will notice that using Method is a world of a difference!


Also, did you know that Method’s entire product line is safe for use around pets?

They are specially formulated to put the hurt on dirt without harming your furry friends. In it’s R&D, Method is also against animal testing, doesn’t contain animal by-products and is a PETA-recognized cruelty-free company. Smile Excellent job, guys!


It’s products like these that makes me feel at ease and safe with babyChivas around when I clean. No issue with him licking things he shouldn’t! :D


Armed with its distinctive packaging shape, effective non-toxic plant-based formulation, vibrant fragrances and sustainability practices, method is the real deal!



With babyChivas in my life for the past 3 years now, my house-cleaning habits have clearly changed, as I adapt and accommodate to his presence, the pet-friendly way. This video made me laugh though!


Looks like cleaning up babyChivas’ occasional ‘surprise’ kitty litter isn’t that hard after all.


I really gotta try this All-Purpose Cleaning Spray! So colourful ahmagawd!




They not only have floor cleaners and hand care, they have all sorts of surface cleaners, dish cleaners, kitchen essentials, bathroom, laundry, specialty, body care, wipes and more.

If you want to own a method for yourself, you can give this contest a try:


Clean Happy Awards at method Malaysia’s Facebook page.



1. Submit a story and photo of your pet on as comments on this contest post here, or post on method malaysia’s wall.

2. Use #cleanhappy and #methodmalaysia so it’s easier for us to find your photo.
3. Like the contest post
Contest deadline: 19th April 2015

Method will choose six posts/comments on why their pet is the messiest and how method can help clean up the mess. (it could be anywhere in your house!)
Six winners will receive method’s best sellers – 2 bottles of designed for good hand wash gels and 1 bottle of squirt + mop floor cleaner.


Thank you, Method Malaysia for your 3 delightfully smelling, gentle yet power-cleaning products. Now go and join the contest, fellow domestic peeps! :D





To stay updated with Method and their squeaky-clean products, get in touch!

Log on to their official website at:

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How dope is this poppy den? Opium KL: Eat Drink Man Woman | Changkat Bukit Bintang



Disclaimer: Opium KL does not deal nor supply Opium in any way, shape or form.

You need to get those somewhere else ;)



Right after its grand opening mid last year, I was invited to the latest establishment along the vibrant Changkat Bukit Bintang, Opium KL.

And no, as mentioned above, it doesn’t supply the illegal substance, contrary to its name.


Located at the corner of the bustling street, its brick walls boast a deep, crimson red hue

with framed modern portraiture of young Chinese maidens.


First impression: Opium KL’s oriental theme and relaxed al-fresco atmosphere

is a sure pull-factor for all patrons and party-goers of the city (especially Caucasian tourists!)


 Eat. Drink. Man. Woman.

Can’t wait to see what this new kid on the block has to offer! Big Smile


Walking into Opium KL, I was spellbound by such authentic interior decor, perfectly capturing 17th century China within its four walls.

It was complete with the opium pipes, opium chests and other opium equipments, as well as the ‘lounge-bed’ chairs akin to those of opium dens!


 Whoa. No seriously, WHOA. And that’s not even all of it.

Beautiful. Really a work of art in its class! I felt like I was walking into the Forbidden City

or a museum of illegal artifacts.

They offer separate rooms too, for private dining!


 I was ushered to my table upon arriving.


 Beautifully-dressed waitresses began to serve us our soup & appetizers.

Boy, they really look the part too!


Peppery Lamb Soup


I loved this! Two of my favorite ingredients were made out of it – pepper and lamb!

Its combination of lamb cubes, carrots, potatos, spices, coriander and fried shallots worked well as a starter, to warm my tummy up for the courses ahead.

Not too peppery nor spicy too.


Fern Leaf Salad with Grilled Prawns

The next starter was a unique one. Wild fern leaves were prepared with huge prawns and tossed in ginger, sambal, flower shallots, coconut and lime juice.
It was slightly spicy, but juicy and delicious all the same.


Vinegar was given for us to self-sprinkle onto our dish.


Crab Cakes

These were such delightful bites! Real crab meat is made into tiny balls and infused with herb & sambal. It was indeed as juicy as it looks, with fillings oozing out of every bite.


Chicken or Beef Satay

You really can’t go wrong with satay. Opium KL nailed it perfectly too.

Assembled with the standard fare of peanut sauce-cucumber-onion-rice cake combo, there was however, one VERY note-worthy thing.

Each skewer contained little to no fats! If you’re a fitness junkie like I am, you’d appreciate that fact just as much as I did. ;)


Check out how water was served here!

Like the way they traditionally drank rice wine back in ancient China,

it was served in a porcelain bowl too.


Took a stroll around the restaurant while waiting  for my drinks and main course to arrive.


Yes, I found the lavatory signs very amusing and creative.


When I got back to the table, voila! It was filled with Opium KL’s signature house cocktails and twisted classics. Let’s take a closer look at them one-by-one, shall we?


5 fragrance mojito

This refreshing concoction comprises rum, lime, mint, 5 spices & soda.

It’s not your average mojito, I’m tellin’ ya. ;)


50 years storm

A bit of an acquired taste, this consists of cognac, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters, peychauds bitters & sugar



For the bold whiskey lovers, enjoy this whiskey, smokey whiskey, honey water, ginger & lemon juice combo!


Silk road martini

A simple yet strong pair of Gin or vodka and Noilly Prat – now served with diced caviar too!



Turn up the heat with this frothy shake of rum, grand marnier,

lime juice, orange juice & 5 spiced syrup!


After the cocktail tasting, I stepped outside to take a breather before the main course.


Dusk slowly easing in.


With Sascha, the outlet manager of Opium KL!

P/S: To all single ladies out there, he’s newly single now ;)


Angus Beef Rendang paired with Lotus Leaf Buns

This Angus beef was tender to taste, simmered to perfection with spices, santan, tumeric leaves and kaffir lime leaves.
Tastey and relatively spicy (but bearable!) the beef rendang was definitely worth coming back for. Laughing


                                                     Just sandwich it in the lotus leaf bun and eat it as a whole.


Spicy Prawn Noodles


This dish reminded me a lot of Penang Hokkien Mee.
It had a similar combination of yellow noodles & rice vermicelli, served with scallops, eggs, prawns, water spinach (kangkung) and beansprouts, all steeped in hearty prawn broth.

This Penang girl definitely approves!

We were full to the brim and adjourned to the al-fresco deck to have desserts and a few more drinks, we saw that the patio was booked out with Opium KL’s dinner crowd.


Moo and I just before dessert time.

(At that point, little did we know that we would end up officially together!)


Eat. Drink….. Man. Woman!


Cheesy Banana Fritters

Talk about a strong banana boost! Boyfie and I loved this heaps – we almost went for seconds but unfortunately we couldn’t stomach any more food. Who can resist fried banana and aged cheddar, topped with banana ice-cream?

Unless you aren’t a banana fan, but that’s besides the point.


Last but not least – Melon Ice to wash everything down. :D

Honeydew melon, sago pearls & coconut milk combo was a great end to a fantastic oriental meal


Thank you so much, Sascha and Opium KL for having me tonight – I had a superb feast!



For more info on Opium KL, get in touch with them!

Log on to their official website:

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For reservations/dine-in:

Call them at this contact number: 03-2142 5670

Drop by at this address: 50 Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia