Royal-B Honey from the Heart of Bornea

I have become more brand aware every since I started joining giveaways. After I started joining contests, I start to learn a lot about new as well as existing brands which I previously did not know of.

Now when I go to the supermarket or mall, I would see all the brands of food and other products which I had joined in giveaways. I would discover new restaurants, meals and menus too. It’s quite fun and interesting.

Royal-B Honey. My winning bottle plus another which I purchased after finding out about this honey through Facebook giveaways

I first heard of Royal-B Honey from a post shared by a friend. Royal-B Honey was giving away honey to lucky winners. The company is so generous in giving away the honey to participants because this is how they have chosen to spend their marketing dollars.

It is quite effective too. I joined several of their giveaways. I didn’t always win but I had a lot of fun participating. One of the giveaways required me to take a photo of their product at the supermarket. I had fun sneaking a photo at the honey shelf at Aeon.

I became strangely loyal to the brand after having consumed one or two complimentary bottles. Before this, I was taking the cheap brands and I could taste the difference. The cheap ones just tasted sugary. On the other end of the spectrum, there were the expensive ones which I couldn’t afford so I didn’t buy those. I find that Royal-B is affordably priced and had the real goodness taste of honey too.

Royal-B honey display at a supermarket shelf

So from giveaway contestant, I ended up being a customer. I went to buy new bottles after my complimentary bottle finished. I am quite a heavy consumer of honey as I drink it, put it on food, our pancakes, french toasts etc. I usually buy a bottle every other week or at least once a month.

Royal-B honey is harvested from the Largest Bees farm in Malaysia, naturally blended, filtered and packed. You can find it in most supermarkets all over Malaysia.

You can follow their Facebook Page to be informed of their honey giveaways.

Cheong Kwan Jang Facebook Giveaway

Recently, I joined a Facebook Giveaway by Cheong Kwan Jang MY. It was a rather fun giveaway. All I had to do was follow the Cheong Kwan Jang store on Lazada and count how many times Lee Min Ho appeared in the store.

To my surprise, I was selected as one of the winners and received a RM200 e-voucher on Lazada as promised to purchase Cheong Kwan Jang products with ginseng. Since I don’t really have any older folks at home, I purchased ginseng candy and ginseng honey paste instead which the kids would enjoy more. Although I was really tempted to get the ginseng tonic extract that you see Lee Min Ho carrying below because I always see many scenes in Korean Drama of them enjoying their ginseng in this convenient manner.

Below is Cheong Kwan Jang store on Lazada which I bought the products from. The items came the next day. Really fast shipping. They were nicely wrapped up in bubble wrap and the expiry date is quite far away too.

Currently the page is doing two new giveaways.

  1. Love in the Pocket Video Contest (extended deadline is 31st October 2019) requiring purchase with exciting prizes like air tickets to Korea, Taiwan etc
  2. Make a Wish and Get Contest (deadline 16 October 2019) with e-voucher of RM200 to buy Cheong Kwan Jang products at their Lazada e-store

The Westin Kuala Lumpur Mooncakes 2019 – The Yue Fantasy

I had been curious about how The Yue Fantasy Mooncake “Box” from The Westin Kuala Lumpur works. I heard that it was also a light, a bluetooth speaker and I wondered whether the mooncake fit in the box as well? If so, how many mooncakes?

So, to my delight, I was able to find out when I won the Mooncake Giveaway organized by One of the requirements was to state what we would like to see more of from Kuali .

Below is my long-winded answer. I just wrote what was on my mind. I am very happy that Kuali decided to choose my entry as one of the winning entries.

On Kuali, to be honest, I haven’t been on the site for sometime although I used to frequent it for recipe ideas. I was going to suggest videos but when I clicked through I saw so many amazing videos already posted. This will definitely make me return to visit!

What I would like to see more on Kuali as a busy mom are COOKING THEMES for example

– Hacks and tricks (Quickie Recipe) Ideas for busy moms including one pot meals or other recipe ideas where you can cook and then leave to warm while you do your school runs etc. We not only need recipes, we need the whole idea of how to cook and keep food warm for different family members eating at different times while we run around being personal drivers to the said family members) or menu ideas for moms who have to cook in the morning, go to work and come home to prepare a quick home-cooked meal.

– Party recipes and layouts ideas (my party animal sister will LOVE this one). How to cook and plan and display for a party of 2-3 or 20-30 etc.

– Malaysian Festival Recipes (you already have Chinese New Year and Christmas etc but wouldn’t it be nice to put them all together? As Malaysians we should appreciate and try the various recipes from different cultures and not only our own)

– Kitchen Cooking Appliances Recipe Ideas and tips (ie recipes based on cooking with different kitchen cooking appliances like Air Fryers, Bread makers, Steamers, Pressure Cooker Recipe ideas and so forth). I just got a Pressure cooker and I have no idea what to cook with it except soups and stews and I am so worried it will explode or something, I could certainly do with some help from Kuali in this area)

– Menu planning – what to cook when you have to cook 7 days a week, twice a day and run out of ideas. Maybe even menu planning for a whole week or a whole month. That would help us a lot.

Instead of just recipes, I would like to see more tips like the above.

Thank you Kuali for organizing and asking for our ideas.

Enough of my long winded comment, now let’s talk about mooncakes. This year, The Westin KL has 8 choices of mooncakes including
Black Sesame Single Yolk, Pandan Mung Bean Single Yolk, Superb Mixed Nuts Baked Mooncakes, Low Sugar White Lotus Paste Baked Mooncakes, Cranberry Green Tea Mooncake, Purple Sweet Potato Mooncake and Taro Sensation Mooncake.

The mooncake mold is very beautiful too. My absolute favorite is the Cranberry Green Tea Mooncake. Not only does it taste really unique, it looks very pretty too, with green bamboo design.

As for the mooncake “box” well, it is just a marvelous very well thought of design. Every detail has been carefully thought about including how to fit the mooncakes into the box right up to how to open up the box with ease. It’s quite complicated to describe, so here’s a video to show you how the Yue Fantasy hides secret treasures within and it is by itself a treasure too!

The Westin KL is one of the winners of The Star Mooncake Awards 2019! A well-deserved win seeing how much thought has been put into its design.

Dora The Explorer Movie Merchandise

Dora The Explorer movie merchandise

Dora and the Explorer brings back a lot of childhood memories of our kids to us. They watched Dora episodes, read Dora storybooks, played Dora games. The little one would wake up extra early during the weekends, knock on the door and requested to play the Dora Game on TV. At the time, there were no mobile phones or fanciful apps so we relied on the good old tv and tapes for the games.

Winning Dora merchandise was therefore something very happy for us. The Dora movie merchandise we won include a World Scratch Map (you scratch off the parts of the world you have visited to reveal the colourful map beneath.

Quite often you will receive a poster as part of the movie merchandise you win in a giveaway. The Scratch Map is one of the best posters we have ever received!

There’s also a light up yoyo toy and a beautiful compass and the Dora backpack too.

I love this set, not only because it has very nice items but also because of the memories it brings. I end this post with the lyrics of the map song from Dora and the explorer.

If there is a place you got to go
I am the one you need to know
I’m the Map!
I’m the Map!
I’m the Map!

If there is a place you got to get
I can get you there I bet
I’m the Map!
I’m the Map!
I’m the Map! (repeat till end of song)

Lovely Dora and the Lost City of Gold Compass
Dora the Explorer purple backpack
Dora the Explorer Movie Merchandise Set

Durian Mooncake 2019

I have this craving for durians because no one in my family loves it like I do. I couldn’t possibly eat durians on my own so every durian season I would watch durian come and durian go on social media unfolding before my very eyes without touching even one.

So, to my delight I won a musang king durian mooncake recently. That ought to still my cravings for a while.

Not too long ago, I joined a giveaway by Paybats (@iBATSmy). Paybats offers payment solution for companies and in conjuction with the Mid Autumn Festival, they were running a giveaway campaign with 30 boxes of durian mooncake to giveaway!

iBATS Mid-Autumn Contest

I was really happy to be named one of the winners. Yay!

I won consolation prize of a box of durian mooncake

I soon received an evoucher to collect a box of mooncake as shown in the picture. RM108, that is the price of the box of 4 mooncakes.

My evoucher looks good enough to eat!

The evoucher is from Chi Liu Xiang Durian Dessert shop which does all kinds of durian confectionary. So that’s how I got to satisfy my durian craving.

I love the baby blue packaging. Its really sweet and pretty. So are the durian mooncakes.

Durian Mooncake successfully redeemed

The flower pattern from the durian mold was also very nice.

Four mooncakes in a box
There were two flower designs. This one is rose.

What about the durian mooncake? Well, it was yummy. Deliciously melt in the mouth, so soft, I wonder how they molded it into this shape. Recently I tried a mouthful of durian mooncake from a famous Chinese restaurant but it was not as good as this. That one was frozen, hard and the durian was more like ice-cream rather than durian. It did not retain the softness like this one did.

Yummy, soft, melt in the mouth musang king durian mooncake

When I was rushing out to collect this mooncake, I received notification that I had won another mooncake set! More about that in coming post!

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