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Marco Creative Dining, One Utama Shopping Complex ~ Exquisite and Affordable Fine Dining

Marco Creative Dining attracted me with their jellyfish and white marble.


I wanted to have a pleasant fine dining experience because it has been a while and so I started to hunt all around One Utama. Spotted a very elegant and luxurious looking restaurant. From the first look itself, I concluded that it is going to be expensive! Come on! White elegant marbles with a slight touch of gold and magnificent jellyfish floating around with colourful lights. It is indeed one of the most stunning and elegant looking restaurants I have seen. Then, I spotted their poster on 7-course meal for ONLY RM 78.00. I AM NOT KIDDING!

Velvety Matcha-Lime Shooter


Savoury Eclair


Yes, without giving it a second thought, I entered. I was really impressed with their interior. They have a very simple and elegant way of displaying things. Giant flowers at the corners brightened up the entire setting of the splendid place. A small pot filled up with colourful flowers also played a role in beautifying my table. The warm lighting made the environment feel so tranquil and delightful. Just the best setting for a lovely lunch or dinner with the loved ones.

As soon as I set, I was entertained by a lovely waiter who gave me her best smile. I really have a thing for good service. It seriously made my whole day. Few minutes after I order, I got Velvety Matcha-Lime Shooter as my Palate Cleanser. It was just the right thing I need at that time. I have written a million time about how much I love sour drinks or ice cream and that was the best thing I had. The cleanser came in 50% shaved ice style with a perfect combination of sweet and sour in a beautiful cup. Seriously, I was floating with joy!

Savoury Ice Cream Salad

Next, my appetiser came. It is Savoury Eclair. The base was very crunchy and the pesto became my favourite. The tanginess and the crunchiness of the base made it a perfect combination. Then I got my soup next. I wasn't alerted. I was shocked to drink a cold soup. It was sour and it had tanginess in it. That was the first time I tried anything like that.

My entree Savoury Ice Cream Salad was a fun filled garden.  The chef has his own way to represent each meal of his. It was so beautiful to see the vibrant colours on my plate.  My main which is Squid Ink Japonica Rice gave me a new experience as I have not tried squid ink before.

Squid Ink Japonica Rice 

My dessert which is Raspberry Decadence looked too pretty to eat. It looked very colourful and very appealing. I ordered sparkling Iced Berry and it came with the dessert. The fizz was too strong. The sourness took control of my brain. It was just the right thing I needed to face the rest of the hectic day.

Overall, hats off to the chef a brilliant way of serving each and every menu. Every meal's presentation was taken into consideration and it was very thoughtful. Every dish had a very meaningful message as well. Felt like home.


It was a very elegant and exquisite fine dining for an affordable rate.


8/10



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Dinesh Aaryan Kanagaratnam ~ From Nothing to ADK


He met AR Rahman with 60 rupees on his hand. He spent 43 rupees to get a bouquet for the legend and used the remaining to go back home by bus. That's how life was for ADK though he was already established back then.

Dinesh Aaryan Kanagaratnam started off his career by being a designer. Somehow, he dwelled into the music world and got bashed up big time as a starter. Not being able to pull off a very appealing image due to lack of experience of a glamorous world, it made him be looked very low upon by some people. He was a nobody as he was not a well-trained musician and he was treated as a nobody and tarnished by some people. 

Cross-cultural album happened and though it didn't make my struggles to be any better but I learned a lot. I learned that I should never take all the defame I faced as a weak point or pain. You need to hunt for what you want. I started to hunt for publicity and money to build myself.

I know that I would not always get what I want but I learned that if I don't get it, I can at least demand it. Only, when you don't get what you have demanded then you survive with what you already have. Discipline is the key.



After Cross-cultural album in 2005, we realised that we had no access to promos like what we have now. Back then Youtube and Facebook was still new and there was no Instagram. We could only advertise ourselves through television and by posters. I wasn't that expert in self-promoting back then and I had no knowledge as well.

Then, I was inspired by Yogi B and I spent about 1 month in Malaysia looking for a good opportunity. Nothing went well but I didn't give up. I worked on Athichudi in 2008. That's when I took music seriously. 

Athichudi was a hit but the collaboration was not highlighted because I wasn't good enough to promote myself. Even though I have already entered Kollywood but I was not famous enough. I was called to Singapore to perform on stage and I was given 300 dollars as my salary.

I stayed in Singapore for collaboration. After I got married almost everything got pending. I didn't get the right space to produce music. While I was still struggling to handle my married life, I released SL2SG in 2010. It was a flop because it was not marketed well. I was back to being down and demotivated.



I was told that I am wasting my time. I was asked to go back. That motivated me to show them that they are wrong. I went India and produced music for one album. It was a flop again because the director didn't give me the freedom to produce the album like how I want it to be.

I did a music album next and it was a flop. Everything was a flop at that particular time. God tested my patience and anybody who would have been in my shoes would have thrown it and ran away. I went back to Sri Lanka and worked on ADK. I spent one whole year in Sri Lanka. 

That's when I met AR Rahman. I am a die hard fan of AR Rahman. I got his actual email address by luck and I emailed him. I thought he will never reply me looking at his status but he replied me. He said that he will meet me but a year went by and there was no second email from him. I emailed him again and I got an invitation to his place. Unfortunately, I was broke as hell as most of my album was a flop at that period.

I had only 60 rupees with me when I went to meet him. I spent 43 rupees to get a bouquet for AR Rahman so I won't be empty handed when I meet him. I was shaken after meeting someone with so much of positive energy. I cannot believe myself that a legend like him actually met me with just a few emails. Most people who have fame, money and high status have a very high chance to just ignore my email but he actually replied his email and I am standing in front of him right now.



To have AR Rahman someone who we can never imagine to treat me with respect. That was the first time I received so much of attention from a man who is already in a very high rank. It pinched me for a second, where I realised that I actually thought wrong about him. I thought that he is going to come, shake my hand and walk away but he sat and spoke to me. He left after that because he was busy. 

When I left the house, I had only 23 rupees on my hand after spending for the bouquet and all. When I took the bus, I ended up taking a wrong bus. I got down and walked for 35 minutes to the other junction When I reached the correct bus stop place. I sat down and reflected on my life. 

I started to tear unexpectedly while thinking what is going to happen to my life. I was happy that I met him but I was not sure if he ever going to call me back. I was very confused all of sudden. I don't have money, I don't have a strong support of friends and I don't have the right people around me. I was caught in major depression. 




ADK was done and I received a phone call and that person asked me to pack my bag and come to India as soon as possible because Rahman sir is searching for me. For a moment, I got taken aback. It is not about the fame if it is a flop I will be a joke. I had no money so I asked him, how should I come? He promised that he will settle everything for me. Rahman sir wanted to send me a track but I was using an old Nokia phone. That's how bad my situation was in 2012.

Rahman sir doesn't want a normal rapper. He wants my style. That's when Magudi came by. I started to write my own lyrics. I went to India and it was the first time someone who bought me a flight ticket. I was given a car for 4 days of usage and I was also given a nice hotel to stay. He treated me so well though there was no good result from me yet.

 When we were jamming I told out loud when I don't like it. Though it was Rahman sir, I liked being honest with him and I liked being me when I am with him. I didn't tell anybody about the release of Magudi. ADK was a success and Magudi got released as well. 


I didn't get any money nor had any shows coming in after that. I realised that I don't have a label and that's the reason why nobody is calling me for shows. I created a company to get more shows. Now after AYM it is a 50% turnover because I have a team.

Sri Rascol (Sri Pagenthiran), Kugan, Mohan, DJ Ruckes (Rakesh) and  Kirran are part of the team. Things are better now though we are still struggling because I am no longer a single person. I am a team. The struggle will never stop. 

Now I know how things work. That's how I found Sri Rascol. I introduced him to AR Rahman sir and we became a team. We really find it difficult to bring the name out. I got to know Kugan through Sri Rascol. Things changed and we launched ADK SRIRASCOL brand. Showkali came out and we registered Rap Machines and people have started to seek for us.  



"Don't ever stop climbing up, 
because one day you can look directly into the eyes 
of few who looked down on you " 

ADK




Photo credits:  ADK's Instagram

Social media links:

ADKOFFICIAL | AARYAN DINESH KANAGARATNAM





Swissvita Micrite 3D All Use Anti-Spot Serum Give Awayyyyyyyyyy


Yes, I am reblogging on this product. I have blogged on this product before and I have promised to reblog on it as I saw no tremendous effect within 3 weeks. So here is the continuation of it. Also, not to forget I am planning for a give away so read till the end ya!!


To be honest. only after one month of wearing it, I noticed some differences on my skin. I saw my scars were fading away a little. Well, I did hope that the scar will disappear totally but hey this is not magic potion so it will work the usual way.


Most probably, because I am brown and also maybe darker skin takes a longer time to get rid of the scars. Do you want to try it for yourself? Then, enter the giveaway now!

First step: Like Crappy Blogger's page
Second step: Share this post on your Facebook wall and tag #CrappyBlogger #CrappyGiveAway.
Third step: Tag your lovely friends at the comment section and make sure your post open to public ya


That's all!! The giveaway period will take place from 8/4/2017 to 1/5/2017. Don't miss the chance to own this RM 130.00 worth product for freeeeee!!









Dairy Tooth Ice House, Berjaya Times Square Review!!



Dairy Tooth Ice House ~ Waffle and tea heaven! You love waffles? Especially egg waffles? Then it is a place just for you waffle lovers! To be honest, I am not a big waffle fan. I am more sort of a cake person. (Dear future husband, please pay some attention here. LOL!)


Dairy Tooth Ice House, Berjaya Times Square

Dairy Tooth Ice House gives you the experience of being in Hong Kong. There is no need to go to Hong Kong to get milk tea anymore because Dairy Tooth is all set with authentic Hong Kong delicacy here in Berjaya Times Square. 

Dairy Tooth Ice House, Berjaya Times Square

Dairy Tooth Ice House, Berjaya Times Square

Why is it known as Ice house? Ice House was popular in the 50s and 60s in Hong Kong. Such outlets sell cold drinks and light bites. The patron would have a glass of cold drink and some snacks in the hot afternoon at the ice house. These places are filled with local culture and people-friendly ambience and the presence of helpful staff who are familiar with the local community.

Dairy Tooth Ice House, Berjaya Times Square

  Decorations of these places are unique and impressive and come with a nostalgic touch. The small grid tiles, dark green window frames, vintage tables and other details point towards the good old days. You get to see Mong Kok, Lan Kwai Fong, Kowloon Tong, Sha Tsui Road in Dairy Tooth Ice House, which were commonly featured on Hong Kong TVB series. Being in the ice house feels like landing on a Hong Kong street.

Dairy Tooth Ice House, Berjaya Times Square

Dairy Tooth Ice House, Berjaya Times Square

 Ice houses represent Hong Kong culture. Dairy Tooth Ice House offers symbolic elements representing the old Hong Kong. The patrons do not only savour the authentic Hong Kong
beverages and snacks but also feel the ambience while tasting egg puffs and sipping silky milk tea, a resemblance of how old folks in Hong Kong enjoyed the tea and snack.


Dairy Tooth Ice House, Berjaya Times Square

Dairy Tooth Ice House, Berjaya Times Square

 Founded by Summer Beverage Trading back in Hong Kong, Dairy Tooth Ice House started off serving authentic Hong Kong favourites boasting its highlight, DT Signature HK Milk Tea, the fluffy egg puffs and the classic pineapple bun. With a bigger open market in China, the company decided to take a big risk and tackle a bigger league, bringing over Hong Kong's tried and true F&B to China. Now there are more than 1,000 outlets in 143 cities and 30 provinces of China. Such outlets meet the demand of customers who love Hong Kong-style milk tea and snacks.


Dairy Tooth Ice House, Berjaya Times Square


Dairy Tooth Ice House, Berjaya Times Square

The ambience is good and the service is good as well. I liked to chill at this place just because of the vintage looking interior. The taste of the milk tea can be better. I am not crazy about the milk tea, to be honest. The food tasted good and yes, I felt like I just went to Hong Kong with zero fares. Haha. Overall I would give it a 7/10.

Dairy Tooth Ice House, Berjaya Times Square

Dairy Tooth Ice House, Berjaya Times Square


Want to know how they make their egg waffle? Click below:






Canteen 19 ~ Buy 1 Free 2 Lunch Box Delivery!!



Hungry? No access to delicious food at your place? Delivery charges are too high? Canteen 19 can be one of the best solutions to you!  They do delivery to your doorstep with just RM 19.00 and there is no delivery charges or minimum order required. Awesome right?


Canteen 19 is situated at the heart of Kuala Lumpur and you can look at their website Canteen19 to know if they deliver to your doorstep. For now, they cover Bukit Bintang, KLCC, Pudu, Chan Sow Lin, Pandan Raya, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Taman Nirwana, Ampang Hilir, Yap Kwan Seng, U-Thant, Kg Pandan, Taman Maluri, Miharja, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Damai, Stadium Merdeka, Stadium Negara and Jalan Raja Chulan. Canteen 19 is a combination of three different restaurants which are C.A.F.F.E.I.N.E.E.S, Yamaguchi Fish Market and also Black Market Restaurant and Lounge.


They deliver different types of dishes on a different day so you can have a variety of food every day and you will never get bored of Canteen 19. Payment is made upon delivery so you don't have to use your debit, credit or Paypal to pay them. You pay them only after you see your food right in front of your eyes.



Not only that, Canteen 19 have a great offer now which will blow most people's mind off. Use C19F1 Promo code to get buy 1 free 2 lunch box delivery!! This offer is only from 1st April 2017 to 28th April 2017 and it is for first time customer only. Grab the offer now while you still have a chance!!

C.A.F.F.E.I.N.E.E.S


C.A.F.F.E.I.N.E.E.S
C.A.F.F.E.I.N.E.E.S

Black Market (Non Halal)
Black Market (Non Halal)
Yamaguchi Fish Market

Yamaguchi Fish Market

Yamaguchi Fish Market

Yamaguchi Fish Market