26 March 2013

Nadeje Patisserie Cafe Mille Crepes @ Malacca

Nadeje Patisserie Cafe is one of the most-visit places in Melaka that is famous for their sinful and delicious Mille Crepes. I was pretty excited as this would be my first time visiting Nadeje! My friends have been posting photos and their food adventure here which made me want to come here someday and try all the Mille Crepes!

Nadeje Patisserie Cafe
Nadeje Patisserie Cafe

Very stunningly beautiful seats! Too bad they're all occupied!
Very stunningly beautiful seats! Too bad they're all occupied!

So this is where we sat instead. Comfortable seats to chill with friends and yummy food!
So this is where we sat instead.
Comfortable seats to chill with friends and yummy food!

My girl friends: Kelly (center), Eunice (right) and I (left)
My girl friends: Kelly (center), Eunice (right) and I (left)

I'm hungry! Let's jump to food part hahaha! For first timers, don't forget to order Original Mille Crepe as the classic flavor is always the best. If the original one doesn't taste good, you can forget about the rest. Luckily enough, the Original Mille Crepe at Nadeje did not disappoint me =)

Original Mille Crepe Price: RM 9
Original Mille Crepe
Price: RM 9

Original Mille Crepe is my favorite flavor, totally love the creaminess and smoothness of homemade custard cream and Tahitian Vanilla Beans mixed with fresh cream. Great texture! And it melts in the mouth... *licks*

Strawberry Mille Crepe Price: RM 9
Strawberry Mille Crepe
Price: RM 9

Strawberry lovers, rejoice! Now you can enjoy your favorite fruit with your favorite cake! It's an awesome combination of sweet and sour taste!

Double Chocolate Mille Crepe Price: RM 9.50
Double Chocolate Mille Crepe
Price: RM 9.50

The most sinful mille crepe flavor: Double Chocolate Mille Crepe! I absolutely can't resist the temptation of Black Chocolate Crepe, Dark Chocolate Cream, Chocolate Chip and melted Chocolate sauce. Eat first, diet later!!! XD

Green Tea Mille Crepe Price: RM 9
Green Tea Mille Crepe
Price: RM 9

Nadeje is embracing Japanese style into their Mille Crepes too and here comes Green Tea Mille Crepe!

Rum and Raisin Mille Crepe Price: RM 9.50
Rum and Raisin Mille Crepe
Price: RM 9.50

Alcoholics would definitely love this: Rum and Raisin Mille Crepe. Black raisins were preserved with Rum for a week to make paste that produces rich Rum and Raisin fragrance.

Cappuccino Price: RM 7
Cappuccino
Price: RM 7

Malacca Cafe Latte Price: RM 8.80
Malacca Cafe Latte
Price: RM 8.80

Matcha Cafe Latte Price: RM 8
Matcha Cafe Latte
Price: RM 8

Great news for Nadeje's fans in Klang Valley! Nadeje has recently opened a branch at Dataran 3 Two Square, PJ! If I'm not mistaken, the price is slightly higher by 50 cents but it's worth paying since you can save fuel and 2 hours!

Address:
Nadeje Cake House
G-23 & 25, Jalan PM4,
Plaza Mahkota,
75000, Melaka

Also available at Mahkota Parade and Jaya 99, Melaka and Dataran 3 Two Square, Petaling Jaya

GPS Coordinate: (2.189539, 102.246419)

Tel: 06-2838750

Business Hours: Daily 11 am - 10 pm

Website: http://nadeje.com.my

Facebook Page: Nadeje Cake Shop

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19 March 2013

Flying Experience with Aeroline

Normally, I would drive down to Penang and back but it's only economical if you're fetching more people cos you can share the costs. Further more, it's really really tiring to drive around 400 km!! How can you enjoy the trip when you're already so tired from driving? >__<

So, le boyfie and I decided to take a bus back to KL from Penang since my friend who drove us there went back earlier... but all the news about bus accidents kinda freaked us out and therefore, we only select trusted companies like Aeroline. Before this, I only knew that Aeroline provides bus service to/from Singapore but a friend in Penang informed us that they do provide transport to/from Penang too! *joy*

As we're tech savvy people, we kinda like to do everything online LOL! So we booked and paid for our seats via https://www.aeroline.com.my/ and print out the confirmation page in order to redeem the exact ticket on the actual date. Later on, we got to know that we actually just need to save down the Reference No. so we can save some papers next time!

Aeroline Queensbay Mall Their tagline: The Convenient Way to Fly
Aeroline Queensbay Mall
Their tagline: The Convenient Way to Fly

Aeroline bus ticket
Aeroline bus ticket

Our bus is here!
Our bus is here!

One trip costs us RM 60 per person inclusive of a meal, drink, power point and a mini display that has a variety of movies, songs (they have Korean songs too!!). Earphones will be supplied to every passengers and since they have power points, you can watch movies from your laptop if you prefer.

Power point
Power point

Comfy seat with mini pillow
Comfy seat with mini pillow

When you pull out this section at the center...
When you pull out this section at the center...

...no, you won't get the guy but a mini table to put your food and drink on :p
...no, you won't get the guy but a mini table to put your food and drink on :p

Mini display with Movies, Musics, Photos and Games
Mini display with Movies, Musics, Photos and Games

What movie are you watching, my darling?
What movie are you watching, my darling?

Here's our dinner! Chicken Rice!
Here's our dinner! Chicken Rice!

My favorite drink... coffee!
My favorite drink... coffee!

Sipping my coffee.... Slurps
Sipping my coffee.... Slurps

The whole journey took around 5 hours but we can barely feel it cos there's so much we can do to entertain ourselves. I can charge my smartphone that normally lasts only 1 hour under heavy usage (the battery already sot sot dei) to chat with friends via FB and Twitter, I watched Glee The Musical and also listened to some Korean songs hehe! We reached Corus Hotel in no time!

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10 March 2013

Yadah X Sasa Blogger Event

If you haven't knew, grandma's been admitted to hospital last 9 days ago so I had to delay this post. Apologies to Yadah for the delay.

Yadah is a range of botanical skincare products from Korea targeting teenagers and young adults formulated with natural plant extracts like essential oils, floral water, barks and traditional herbs etc. and good-for-the-skin ingredients sourced from the world of nature. Known for its gentle yet effective formulas, it is 100% free from artificial colouring, preservatives, mineral oil, and sulphate and do not contain animal extracts of any kind.

The first impression when I saw Yadah (the girl) and Yom Yom (her alien pet) is.... SHO CUTEEEE!!! ?

Thanks to Yadah for having me! I'm all in for natural skincare!
Thanks to Yadah for having me! I'm all in for natural skincare!

*NEW PRODUCTS* Anti-Trouble Range
*NEW PRODUCTS* Anti-Trouble Range


Anti-trouble Bubble Cleanser
  • Same pH balance as the skin to maintain its natural moisture level
  • Fights blemishes by cleansing deep into the pores
  • Contains salicylic acid to regulate sebum, draw out impurities and unclog pores
  • Reduces inflammation and acne causing bacteria in the skin
  • Enriched with sage, aloe vera, rosemary, camellia leaf and green tea
  • Price: RM 59


Anti-T Toner
  • Sweeps away dead skin cells that can lead to breakouts
  • Tightens pores and calm down blemish-prone skin
  • Formulated with native Korean blackberry to control excess sebum and reduce inflammation
  • Free from preservatives, paraben, fragrance, TEA, benzophenone, artificial coloring, mineral oil and animal extract
  • Price: RM 59


Anti-T Emulsion
  • Mattifies skin and keeps it shine-free
  • Free from preservatives, paraben, fragrance, TEA, benzophenone, artificial coloring, mineral oil and animal extract
  • Contains eucalyptus, clove flower and citrus fruits
  • Price: RM 59


Anti-trouble Spot
  • High potent concentrated formula helps reduce pimples, blemishes and blackheads gently yet effectively without drying the skin surface
  • Combats inflammation and improves skin immunity without irritation
  • Promotes healing
  • Free from preservatives, paraben, benzophenone, artificial coloring, mineral oil and sulphate
  • Contains Salicylic acid, green tea, rosemary, sage, aloe vera and wintergreen leaf
  • Price: RM 35

Anti Trouble Spot: Perfect for young adults and teenagers with acne problem. It's natural formula will not cause burning sensation on your acnes! Did I mention it's affordable too? It's only RM 35!
Anti Trouble Spot: Perfect for young adults and teenagers with acne problem.
It's natural formula will not cause burning sensation on your acnes!
Did I mention it's affordable too? It's only RM 35!

*NEW PRODUCTS* Collagen Ampoule & Brightening Ampoule
*NEW PRODUCTS* Collagen Ampoule & Brightening Ampoule (RM 65/30ml)

Brightening Ampoule
  • Combination of plant stem cells help reduce dark spots and pigmentation while preventing them from reappearing.
  • Vitamin B3 naturally suppresses the production of melanin while glycosaminoglycans has the ability to retain and bind water for added hydration.
  • Skin stays naturally clear, bright and luminous
  • Price: RM 65 


Collagen Ampoule
  • Highly concentrated deep sea marine collagen penetrates deep into the epidermis to activate collagen synthesis and helps repair damaged cells, enhance skin elasticity and firmness.
  • Vegetable growth cells protect against free radicals to strengthen skin immunity with sodium hyaluronate to boost skin hydration


Vast range of Yadah products
Vast range of Yadah products

The key ingredient found in all Yadah products is the native Opuntia Ficus extract, a unique cactus species organically grown and cultivated in Korea. Opuntia Ficus is known for its strong anti-inflammatory and high potent antioxidant properties which help neutralise free radicals harmful to the skin. Its unique ability to reduce water loss can prevent water evaporation from epidermis and acts as a natural moisturiser to keep skin soft and hydrated.

Besides skin care, they also have natural shampoo, body wash and body lotion!
Besides skin care, they also have natural shampoo, body wash and body lotion!

Yadah Body Lotion & Body Wash
Yadah Body Lotion & Body Wash

Elaine: Yadah-yadah-yadah~~~ Just kidding! :p She was explaining about all the products to us in detail =)
Elaine: Yadah-yadah-yadah~~~
Just kidding! :p She was explaining about all the products to us in detail =)

We tried (and smelled) almost every products that they have! I super love the natural fragrances of the ingredients e.g. the mild apple smell of the shampoo cos it makes me feel very close to mother nature. I can imagine myself smelling fruity all over after bath! Wee~~

Bubble Deep Cleanser - the foam is so fine to ensure it cleans your pores effectively
Bubble Deep Cleanser - the foam is so fine to ensure
it cleans your pores effectively

Bubble Deep Cleanser is one of Yadah's best selling products. From my observation, only 1 pump is needed for my whole face cos as you massage, it will lather up and grow more! Yeah, so you don't need to use so much, save money and save environment =) It's priced at RM 49 for 150ml.

Bubble Deep Cleanser
  • Gently washes away impurities, dirt and excess sebum including makeup without stripping off skin's natural moisture
  • Luxurious high density foaming bubble formula effectively deep cleanses thoroughly into pores
  • Sin feels comfortably refreshed and soft after cleansing, never tight, pulled or parched
  • Suitable for all skin types even sensitive ones

See how moist and watery my hand is after applying Vitamin Toner! Next, apply Vitamin Emulsion for a softer skin!
See how moist and watery my hand is after applying Vitamin Toner!
Next, apply Vitamin Emulsion for a softer skin! 

Yadah Hand Cream Surprisingly light weight and not greasy at all so don't need to worry that it'll leave oily traces on everything you hold
Yadah Hand Cream
Surprisingly light weight and not greasy at all so don't need to worry
that it'll leave oily traces on everything you hold

Yadah Lovely Lip Gloss
Yadah Lovely Lip Gloss (RM 19 each)

Yadah has also introduced their new Lovely Lip Gloss and Lip Tint Balm range, all at an affordable price and cute packaging! My personal pick for the lip gloss is 05 Peach Smoothie! Oh yes, I love pink so much you can see it in my blog theme LOL!


Most popular Yadah Lip Tint Balm color : Shiny Peach
Most popular Yadah Lip Tint Balm color : Shiny Peach (RM 25 each)

The color is so sweet, I managed to convince other bloggers to try on their lips :p
The color is so sweet, I managed to convince other bloggers to try on their lips :p

Lovely Lip Gloss: 05 Peach Smoothie
Lovely Lip Gloss: 05 Peach Smoothie

Yor.... my face looked so much bigger than the lip tint!! >__<
Yor.... my face looked so much bigger than the lip tint!! >__<

Courtesy of Yadah, bloggers received a box of samples from them! YAY!!! It's review time!
Courtesy of Yadah, bloggers received a box of samples from them!
YAY!!! It's review time!

Support Yadah, the affordable natural skincare!!! ♥
Support Yadah, the affordable natural skincare!!! ♥

OH! Did I mention that they have cute makeup pouches too?
OH! Did I mention that they have cute makeup pouches too?

For more information, check out their website http://www.yadahskincare.com/and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/YadahMalaysia. Yadah products are available at all StageAsia outlets, Sasa, HiShop and Zalora.

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07 March 2013

Update on Grandma's Condition (Part 3)

Continuing from Update on Grandma's Condition (Part 2)...

2 March 2013
I went home last night to get some rest while mum stays there. Nose is bleeding quite frequently now so I decided to see doctor before going to visit grandma. Apparently, it's nothing serious and is quite common. Doctor said it needs 2-4 weeks for the tissue to repair. That explains why it always recur. I always stop touching my nose for 1 week max only.

Waiting to do the procedure in late evening felt like a long wait. We were glad that it was successful but still need to wait 3 days more only know whether it did help the bile to flow or not. Doctor was worried that the bile is too thick and might make the metal stent stuck as well so there's now a tube on grandma's right stomach, just in case if they need to remove the stent or what, then they don't need to puncture again. She was shivering badly when she came out from the procedure room. We tried to cover her with 4 blankets but to no avail. She also said that it was very painful since the doctor didn't use much anesthetic on her, considering the risk based on her age. I overnight here to take care of her. When she needs to pee, I need to help her slot in the bed pan and throw away the urine after that. The arms on my muscle also felt pain cos I've been supporting her up from the bed too many times.

4 March 2013
Went home to sleep last night and when I reached grandma's room, mum told me her wound is bleeding. DAFUQ! Apparently, grandma lowered her body while passing motion, making it bleed. They didn't know it was bleeding until they saw blood on the attire. Luckily the blood stopped by itself and now hope that there won't be any infection. Instead of using bed pan, we opted adult diapers instead but we need to help her change and clean ourselves.

Secretly snapped grandma's photo. The medication is making her drowsy.
Secretly snapped grandma's photo.
The medication is making her drowsy.

At night, mum tried to pick a fight with me. I really really can't stand her. No matter how I ignore her, she still won't give up in picking a fight with me. Imagine there's an annoying fly that keeps bugging you. She's supposed to be there to take care of grandma but all she did was walking back and forth with no clear purpose, fiddling with her plastic bags and opening the tap to max which made a lot of noise! How can the patient rest with so much noise? It even annoyed me until my chest is hurting. Out of frustration, I stomped out from the room. Seeing us arguing, grandma cried and mum started to blame everything on me instead of blaming herself for starting it first. And she still continue to mumble in front grandma while I just kept quiet. It's actually my shift today but mum said she's worried so she insists to stay overnight as well. But tell me, did she helped or worsen everything?

Tired of crying
Tired of crying

5 March 2013
Doctor is going to scan the metal stent to see if it performs as intended and if everything is OK, they will remove the plastic tube outside. I accompanied my grandma until outside of the procedure room. While waiting, I was browsing through a magazine provided there when suddenly, emergency light and beeping sound was heard from my grandma's procedure room. I got panicked when I heard an announcement saying it's "Code Blue" and requested all imaging department staff to rush in. My heart totally sank, not knowing what's happening inside. After a while, I got to know from a staff that she experienced respiratory arrest and they had to help her do CPR. Luckily she managed to regain conciousness. However, she is suffering from low blood pressure, her diastolic reading is only 40-55. Due to this, the nurses would need to come in and check her blood pressure every 1 hour - which means no quality sleep tonight.

6 March 2013
One of Tung Shin Hospital's physician, Dr. Kuan came to grandma's room to check the cause of grandma's low blood pressure. He said cancer will affect the blood pressure and if her blood pressure suddenly drops a lot or her heart suddenly stops beating then she might pass away anytime so we must be prepared and he said he thinks still got another few months left only (!!!). When I said Dr. Nandy mentioned he estimated 2 years more, I said he don't think so T__T

He asked us to discuss with family members whether to resuscitate her or not if this happens. I said we sure wanna try to save her first ma... if she feels suffer and can't take it only let go la... but he said by that time maybe she can't talk and unconscious already so she won't be able to decide herself and this will only prolong her pain. In the meantime, he will give her some medication to increase her blood pressure. Went home for a while to change and planned to take a nap but at the end no time to take nap. I can't help but to cry while praying. I only wish that grandma can have another 2 years to spend. I'm willing to give her 2 years from my life. Anyone knows where to do this?

P/S: Thank you to all my friends who offered well wishes and keep my grandma in their prayers ♥
To those who left comment in my blog post, I will try to hop back to your blog asap =)

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04 March 2013

Update on Grandma's Condition (Part 2)


27 February 2013
So doctor has confirmed from the result of ultrasound and CT scan that there is a tumor at the common bile duct. In order to know the exact location of the tumor, endoscopy must be done and finally they gave in. If possible, doctor will insert a plastic tube in the common bile duct to let the bile flow. Nothing will be done today as endoscopy will only be done tomorrow. I had a really rough night. It's very uncomfortable to sleep on a lazy chair since my legs are very long and the metal made my ankles uncomfortable.

28 February 2013
What a long wait. Endoscopy was at 4pm. The nurse asked one of us to wait outside the room just in case if the doctor needs to ask anything and mum volunteered. After the endoscopy, mum said doctor mentioned that the space left in grandma's common bile duct is too small to even insert a plastic tube cos the tumor is too big and the only option left now is to  do a stenting procedure whereby a metal stent (or more) need to be inserted from her abdomen and connect to the liver (something like that) in order for the bile to flow. Through mum, I also knew that doctor said she won't be able to last long. Mum seemed to disagree to undergo this procedure cos she said that the doctor mentioned there is risk and she's afraid grandma might not be able to wake up again after injected with anesthetic. So I asked her "won't be able to last long means how long?" and "got risk means high or low?". All also she said dunno. I kinda regret letting her follow grandma along. If I was there, I will surely ask him very clearly. She also assumed that when doctor said "If she is younger, then things would be easier" as a sign that the doctor doesn't recommend her to undergo the procedure. I insisted to see the doctor again and ask clearly first before deciding. I just couldn't trust my mum. Mum said that the doctor will not be back for consultation anymore cos if we wanted to do the procedure, another doctor (visiting doctor from UMMC) will be doing it. I nearly lost my mind. Luckily I confirmed with the nurses and they said Dr. Nandy will be coming tomorrow morning (now you know why my mum is untrustable). And when she discusses with my uncles, I said I want to be there also cos I'm scared she might simply convey false information to my uncles and persuade them to disagree with this procedure. To me, I'd rather take the risk (if it's not too high) than to wait die. Don't you agree?

I felt extremely sad and it's really hard to act tough in front of grandma. Thinking that I might lose her soon makes me wanna cry.

1 March 2013
Dr. Nandy finally came. Armed with the questions that I've already prepared in Evernote, I fired all the questions to him and I'm glad that he has cleared the air for us. All questions were answered professionally. Apparently, stenting is recommended and the risk is not high. All procedures and surgeries also sure got risk, it's just whether the risk is high or low. The example I gave my mum is: Doing revision doesn't guarantee that you will pass your exams. Will you not study? There's a risk you might fail even if you do revision! Luckily my grandma agreed to do and my mum also gave in after listening to doctor's clarification. I can go home to rest tonight while mum spends the night at hospital. Grandma is scheduled to do the procedure tomorrow.

Next: Update on Grandma's Condition (Part 3)

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03 March 2013

Update on Grandma's Condition (Part 1)

26 February 2013
Mum asked me to drive grandma to Tung Shin Hospital and consult the Chinese doctor there. They have previously went to Gleneagles Hospital for ultrasound and X-Ray at the abdomen/liver area and doctor confirmed that something has blocked her common bile duct but not sure it's tumor or gallstone unless she do endoscopy. When they were there, I didn't follow but according to them, doctor said need to undergo surgery (I highly doubt that, maybe he was saying a procedure but mum thought it is surgery) and they didn't want it cos mum is afraid grandma might not be able to wake up again after sedated. They didn't even wanna do an endoscopy that requires a mild sedation. In the end, the Chinese doctor said it's gallstone by just looking at the X-Ray (I doubt it's accurate). He said he wouldn't be able to help much since this requires a procedure so he told us don't need to look for alternative anymore and straight seek medical help from Western doctor instead.

Since we need to wait 2.5 hours for the Chinese medicine to boil, they decided to go over to the Western department for a second checking just in case the first one isn't accurate. From the information counter, we were referred to Dr. Ashim Nandy, a specialist in General Surgery, Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and G1 Surgery. He recommended that grandma to be hospitalized and go on IV drip since she always feel nauseous and has no appetite to eat solid food. Within a month or two, she has became very very thin. It hurts to see that all that was left on her is skin and bone, no more meat nor fat. Besides, she also has jaundice that made her skin and urine turned yellow.


After waiting from 1pm til 6pm, it was finally grandma's turn. I accompanied her until the outside of imaging room for her to do ultrasound and CT scan. Since it's already so late, we will only know the result tomorrow. Going to overnight in hospital tonight.

Next: Update on Grandma's Condition (Part 2)

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