June 16, 2018

Salam Aidilfitri 2018

Selamat Hari Raya.

jemput la masuk rumah beraya :D

Maaf Zahir Batin. 

Have a blessed Syawal guys :)


June 7, 2018

Halal Food in Granada, Spain

After a whole day exploring the Alhambra or the Albaicin, Muslim visitors need not worry cos there are a lot of halal restaurants in Granada. Walking around the city, finding a halal restaurant will not be difficult. From typical Middle Eastern/Mediterranean fare to pizzas, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Unfortunately, I didn't managed to sit down and had proper meals at those restaurants. I was on the go (so many things to see but so little time!) so I just grabbed kebab for dinner.

Some of the restaurants and kebab places that I passed by in Albaicin..









So yeah.. there are many of them!

June 4, 2018

Discover the Albaicin

If you're planning to visit southern Spain, a trip to Alhambra is a must! And please please please book your ticket in advance. A friend of mine was on holiday to Granada recently but missed to visit this amazing World Heritage Site. She and her family didn't plan their days and simply walked in to the ticket counters but of course, all tickets were sold out. So rugi!

Alhambra aside, if you have extra time or even days in Granada, I would recommend to explore the labyrinth of Albaicin. Situated on the hill opposite the Alhambra, it is one of the oldest centers of Muslim culture in Granada. The district is a World Heritage Site, along with the Alhambra.

Albaicin as seen from Alhambra


Take a walk through its narrow winding streets. It is almost like a different world within Granada. This is due to the strong Muslim influence in this area. The area is hilly and the cobbled streets can be very steep in some places so leave your heels in the hotel room.








The steep hills lead to Mirador San Nicolas viewpoints, where you can marvel at the full splendor of the amazing Alhambra with the Sierra Nevada peaks in the background. Too bad it was cloudy when I was there.

Alhambra 

 Church of San Nicolas


Granada city

Going back downhill, the street became more happening. There's a lot of souvenir shops selling a variety of interesting, exotic things to buy.  







I was spoilt for choice for dinner too cos halal restaurants are aplenty. Yassss!

Overall, Albaicin is really a charming place and fun to wander around, discovering tiny shops, bars and restaurants. 
And of course, the excellent views of the Alhambra. 

How to get there?
The C1 and C2 minibus do a constant loop of the Albaicin and they pass by every 15 minutes or so.
Alternatively, you can walk from Calle Elvira, just 5 minutes from the town center.

May 29, 2018

Fitness First Platinum @ Melawati Mall

I run on weekends but it's not enough. Need to exercise moreee. Thinking of buying treadmill but then something better came up, Fitness First opened another club nearby my house.

Without thinking much, I signed up the moment they opened the recruitment drive.

You see.. I was a member of Fitness First before (then at Menara Maxis) but I cancelled my membership after a couple of years cos I only went during weekends. Too tired after work and sometimes I was too lazy to drive to KLCC.

Not long after that, Celebrity Fitness opened a club in Wangsa Walk Mall. Closer to home so why not. I was among the firsts members to sign up during their opening promotion period. But the gym is quite small, and over the years as more and more members joined, the gym is very packed during peak time that sometimes members have to queue to use the equipment. Thus I avoid coming after work, and only came on weekends. Eventually, I cancelled my membership cos I seldom go.

I should know by now that gym and me, we don't last long. But but but... this time I cannot tahan cos this is the gym I've been waiting for. hahahaha.. ye ye je.

1. It's less than 5 minutes drive from my house so I can go anytime.
2. The gym is big with lotsa equipments.
3. There are many group exercise classes to choose from, including yoga.
4. I have access to Celebrity Fitness Wangsa Walk Mall too (cos they're one company now).
5. The monthly membership fee is within my budget.

latest membership fees (I'm paying cheaper than this ;p)

Let me bring you on a tour around the club. 


 group exercise studio


cycling studio


 cardio area

 free weight area



locker and shower area


Road to 50 kg fit and healthy body starts now hahaha. 

My favorite classes, BodyPump and Aerial Flow Yoga.



Let's see how long this relationship lasts. :D

Fitness First Platinum
Level 6 & 6M, Melawati Mall
Contact: 03-4161 9816

May 28, 2018

JJCM : Nice Catch

Attention seafood lovers! 

You have a new restaurant to go for your makan-makan sessions. Nice Catch in Pavilion Shopping Mall has a wide selection of premium seafood from Canadian or Caribbean Lobsters, Giant King Crabs to French Crabs and Norwegian Salmon. To give you the best tastes of the ocean, the catches from all over the world are air-flown weekly.


 The fresh, premium seafood is displayed in the restaurant's open kitchen.




My sister and I went for dinner and we arrived quite late so we decided not to order a lot of things, or else we couldn't finish our meals. So we wasted no time and ordered the restaurant's pride and joy, the Nice Catch Spicy Seafood Feast and a couple of sides.

While waiting for your order, take a look at how the chefs prepare foods at the open kitchen. Interesting!


the French crab

Ooohh look! Yummy yummy! One whole French crab in the pot.

The crab, as expected, was fresh. Complimented with the tasty Hot and Spicy Lemongrass sauce, it was soooo good! Guaranteed you will lick your fingers ok.


fried mantou


chips

Menu.







You can refer here for the full menu. 

I wished we came earlier so we could enjoy the crab peacefully. We were rushing to finish our meals since the mall was closing and we wanted to buy some groceries at Mercato. Oh I wished we ordered additional fried mantou as well to finish the remaining sauce. Sedap gils!

All in all, it was a nice catch! Price is a little on the high side, but it's worth it cos it's delicious!
I will definitely come again for the Canadian/Caribbean lobster next. 

Nice Catch
Lot 1.18.02, Level 1, Pavilion KL 
Opening hours: 10am ~ 10pm
Contact: 03-2110 1387
Email: party@nicecatch.my
Website: nicecatch.my
Instagram : @nicecatch.my