Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tiger Uncages Bold New Campaign Showcasing Asian Talents

Ever since the inception of Tiger Beer in 1932, it has successfully expanded its footprints beyond Asia and is proud to present its Asian roots by showcasing Asian talents to the world featuring short films on those talents on their personalities.

The campaign will feature female Chinese tattooist, Joey Pang, a make-up artist turned coveted tattooist, Thai-American stuntman Charlie Ruedpokanon, who studied business management but is now a Shaolin-trained stuntman and Singaporean filmmaker, Anthony Chen, whose films broke Asian conventions. The Tiger Beer's Uncage campaign will tell their story on how they forged their own paths, breaking free from the norm.

Bruce Dallas, Marketing Director of Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB) said, "As an iconic beer brand created in Asia, Tiger aspires to spark a change among young Asians. We see great potential emerging from this region and through UNCAGE hope to inspire young talents to follow their dreams.

This campaign also strives to encourage and drive young talented adults to realize their potential instead of always following down the path of what society or family expectation wants them to conform to - taking the safe, well-trodden path. Whether it be breaking away from the daily 9-5 grind, the paper chase for higher education or other routined and normal routes, the Uncage campaign wants them to break free of this mold, overcoming the odds and naysayers and their own hesitance and to be successful in fulfilling their potential.

As a part of this launch, there are 2 simple contests created for fans. One is where the consumers stand a chance to win an exclusive paid trip to Hong Kong for a freehand tattoo by Tattoo Temple founder, Joey Pang by watching the Tiger Uncage videos at www.tigeruncage.com.my and answer 3 simple questions. Another is a photo contest where fans stand a chance to win exclusive Uncage merchandise.

For more on this campaign, visit www.tigeruncage.com.my

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Live in Levi's Campaign Launch

During the dates of 9 Sept to 14 Sept, 2014, Levi's launched their Live in Levi's campaign at the prominent Kuala Lumpur landmark, Suria KLCC.
Smack dabbed in the middle of the concourse area, curious onlookers looks on as more and more people trickle in to the event area. There were many local personalities that had join forces to bring this new campaign to life such as Dato' Sheila Majid and daughter, rap artiste Kayda, iconic photographer Chuan Looi as well as social activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir.

The decor of the area and interior fixtures were all entirely used from discarded materials and sustainable goods from the eco-friendly art house, Biji Biji. Also, renowned fashion designer, Hatta Dolmat, puts his own spin on 3 Levi's Women's Trucker Jackets with customized Swarovski crystals.
The proceeds from these will go to the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM).

Anyway, with the much mingling from guests and the busy purchase from the racks
The event later started off with a few speeches and then a fashion showcase that highlights the Levi's 511 Slim jeans for men, the Levi's Revel jeans for women, also the reimagined iconic products like the 501 jeans, western shirt and Trucker jackets being featured.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Customers who purchased during the celebration got to choose between customized embroidery or a set of four iron-on patches, specially designed by illustrator, Najib Art:Tech and tattoo artist, Lynda Chean.

Along the lines of self-expression and defining products that embody individualism, photographer Vincent Paul Yong, Blogger Joyce Wong, singer-songwriter, Bil Musa and indie rock outfits, Kyoto Protocol and Oh Chentaku shared stories and personal Levi's products for display at select Levi's stores.
The celebration ended off on a high note with Dato' Sheila Majid serenading her adoring fans and guests with 5 of the top hits, Lagenda, Antara Anyer dan Jakarta, Aku Cinta Padamu, Fly Me to the Moon and Sinaran.
Levi's invented the blue jean and Live in Levi's captures what it means to wear them. The campaign shows the contagious joy that comes from living without hesitation. Everyone's Levi's is an accomplice in the story that unfolds as one lives. What's yours?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AM PM Cafe, USJ 21, Subang Jaya, Food Review

When I first arrived at AM PM Cafe, my first impression is that it looks unfinished.
But after hearing that it was their first day opening that I stepped into it and part of the place are left to had an unfinished feel to it for aesthetic reasons, it made sense to me and was looking towards the food more.

It seems rather cozy but lacking in space at the ground floor. However, there will be 2 more floors upstairs but at the moment of my visit, it wasn't finished yet. A sneak preview had me loving the relaxing and chilling atmosphere and there's ample of space upstairs.

So then, we got right down to the eating business with the start of this unique drink that's available here.

The Hot Belgian Chocolate:
The Belgian Chocolate is on a stick, wrapped up served with a hot cup of milk.
So you're suppose to unwrap the chocolate and stir it into the milk while it's hot.
Just stir it up till the whole thing is dissolved or if you prefer to make it less chocolatey in the beginning, then don't let it dissolve all the way. :D
It taste exactly like you're eating a chocolate bar. The milk just made it a more smoother and richer chocolate taste and it was wonderful especially for chocolate lovers.

I've once griped a lot on having a hard time finding great western breakfast in Klang Valley which offers at a good price and AM PM Cafe's Big Breakfast is exactly the answer I looked for:
The Big Breakfast they offer starts off at the price of RM19.90 containing eggs of your choice, be it poached, scrambled, fried, sunny side up or over easy (in our case it was poached), citrus beef bacon, roasted wild mushrooms, sweet potatoes, spiced chicken sausage, baked tomatoes and refried beans and toast where you are allowed to add-on more where the cost is dependent on the ingredient you want added. It contains quite a unique set of flavors in it's Big Breakfast that you don't normally find it in a usual western breakfast. The citrus beef bacon does proof appetizing in it's own out-of-the-ordinary taste and the sweet potatoes were a nice welcome addition on this breakfast platter. But hands down my heart goes out to the spiced chicken sausage where it's savory taste captures my palate and holds it captive. I just wanted more and more of it. It provides quite a powerful spicy twist but does not drown off from you recognizing that you're eating chicken sausage. All in all, I have to say a very, very good dish.

The Eggs Benedict seemed like the lesser version of the Big Breakfast:
For the price of RM18, you get two poached eggs served atop onion scones where above of the eggs, you have a choice of either citrus bacon, smoked salmon (as in the picture up), or grilled turkey bacon splashed with hollandaise sauce. It's nice to eat but not as good as the Big Breakfast.

This here is the Catalan Baked Omelette:
Served in a hot pot, the baked omelette has turkey bacon, capsicum, tomato concasse and cheddar cheese in it. Nice cheese flavor to it for me. Priced at RM20.

French Toast (RM16):
Brioche dipped in eggs and griddled. It has fresh bananas and chocolate cream in it with butterscotch sauce. A nice combination and is definitely a good dish.

Warm Raisins Scones:
These aren't the crusty scones you normally see but rather a more cakey and fluffy type. It is served with strawberries, bananas and chocolate cream for RM14. Okay taste to me.

Next is the Breakfast Wrap:
It's basically like a breakfast all wrapped in tortilla. Contains the same spicy chicken sausage that's in the Big Breakfast, roasted tomatoes, refried beans on the outside and scrambled eggs and cheese in the wrap. Tastes okay for RM17.

This here is the Bombay Toast (RM16):
It's essentially something like the French toast, egg toast coated with cinnamon and brown sugar served with strawberries and syrup. A sweet breakfast dish and taste okay.

Pancakes (RM17):
Homemade and served with caramelized bananas and gula melaka. I like the taste of the banana, the pancakes were okay. I find it heavier than other pancakes I've known.

Sweet Potato Cake:
I like this. I find that the sweet potato taste exactly the same as the one that was served with the Big Breakfast but this is complemented with some sweet frosting on top and some sponge cake between. My friends find it tasting like wedding cake and filling.

The Oreo Mud Pie:
A very very sweet dessert. Too sweet for my liking. I feel it taste more like a chocolate mud pie than an Oreo Mud Pie since I couldn't detect the Oreo taste in my mouth.

Snickers Cake:
It is what it is, Snickers. With some nuts for extra crunch in em.

AM PM cafe is located near Main Place in USJ 21.
The address is:
11A, Jalan USJ 21/5, USJ 21, 47630, Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Opening hours:
Daily: 11am-11pm

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rendezvouz Corner, SS15, Subang Jaya Food Review

Rendezvous Corner is located at a busy area where the college nearby thrives and eateries are aplenty.
It's placed at a corner as their name indicates and looks great on it's outdoor settings.

Their lunch menu and dinner menu differs slightly where the dinner menu offers a more heavier and scrumptious meal while the lunch menu is lighter but still offers the same great taste to it's customers.

This here is the Hi Tea Set 2 (RM20.80):
It contains four chocolate chip cookies on the highest tier, 4 mini cupcakes on the middle tier and 4 normal sized cupcakes at the bottom row with Teh Tarik, Milo, Black Forest and Red Velvet as provided flavors. Cupcakes are nice and fluffy and the frosting aren't too sweet to intake. The chocolate chip cookies of course will go well with your tea or coffee.

These are Escargot (RM11.80):
It's served in a quantity of 6 where it sits on top of an oozing, cheesy sauce. Despite it's look of the escargot swimming in cheese, the sauce isn't as cheesy as I thought it would be. It was just perfect for accompanying the escargot. A very nice to eat dish.

Another appetizer is the Potato Skin (RM7.80):
Where on top again looks to have a lot of cheese flavor to it but it is just right in the balance of flavor with the baked potato.

This particularly is my favorite dish in this restaurant:
It's the Cheese Fondue Chicken. You can have it with fish if you prefer over chicken. Basically, whatever is on the plate, you just dip it into the cheese dip bucket and I love cheese. Even dipping it with the broccoli and carrots proved wonderful what's more the chicken, the potato and the bun. Priced at RM16.80, it's a steal. Same price for the fish version.

A similar dish as the one above is the Satay Fondue Chicken (RM15.80):
A chicken skewer served with usual satay side items, cucumber, onions and ketupat (rice cakes). As you can see, the sauce dip has a blob of red chili for spice. Unlike the cheese fondue, this is not what I like but then again, I am a person who has never enjoyed peanut sauce a lot anyway. But it was a decent effort put into the peanut sauce but needs fine tuning to up the level of satisfaction on it.

Fried Cheesy Chicken (RM15.80):
This proves to be another good dish. The ample amount of cheese inside the chicken that oozes out as you cut into it excites me and it certainly delivers in taste whenever you marry the chicken with the cheese. It taste quite like the dip in the cheese fondue to be frank. The sauce provided at the side does enhance it a bit when you dip the chicken into it but I prefer not to.

The Sweet and Sour Icy Chicken Rice (RM9.80):
Presentation-wise may be a little out of the ordinary by putting it the sweet and sour chicken on ice but in terms of taste, it still taste like your usual sweet and sour chicken, just that it's a cold dish instead of a hot one. I find that due to the chicken being immersed in ice, it seems to have toughen up the chicken a bit and it's not as pleasant to chew into. Taste-wise is okay.

Cheese Macaroni (RM11.80):
It is what it is, Mac and Cheese and with a hot dog. It's okay I guess but if I were to have it my way, I would make it more cheesy and less bland in taste.

For dessert, we had the Chocolate Lava Cake (RM6.80):
It may not be the best lava cake I had but it's good. Especially for the price of RM6.80, it's a bargain and it's worth it. A crisp outer layer with the inner fillings of chocolate sauce.

Rendezvous Corner is located at:
55A, Jalan SS 15/4, Subang Jaya, 47500

It's opening hours are:
Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am - 2:00 am