Journey of CYK&CSY 인생여행: formerly known as

Journey of CYK&CSY 인생여행: formerly known as

Monday, April 21, 2014

Out of Seoul @ Ativo Plaza, Bandar Sri Damansara

Today I will be blogging about my favourite Korean food again! The moment I found out that there would be a Korean cafe in my neighbourhood, I squeaked in happiness like a little girl who have received a Barbie doll as her present \(^ㅇ^ )/ 푸하하~. Most of the Korean restaurants can only be found in area like Mont Kiara, Sri Hartamas or at my hubby's place, Ampang and those places are a tad too far to travel. So the opening of 'Out of Seoul' Korean cafe at Ativo Plaza is definitely a good news for Korean food fanatics like meeeeeee ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ, 한식짱이에요!

The idea of the cafe's name 'Out of Seoul' which is derived from 'out of soul' sounds creative to me! I love Seoul and hopefully I will be visiting Seoul very soon! v( ^ _ ^v)♪ Spot Namsam tower among the buildings on top of the coffee cup? It's one of my must-visit places in Seoul!

It was only opened recently on 16th April 2014. I guess I'm one of the very first to blog about this Korean cafe. Ngehehehe. *\0/*

Thus explains the flower stands but this flower stand given by a dental clinic nearby writes 'Congratulations to Out of Soul' instead of 'Out of Seoul'. Not sure if this is a genuine intention or a mistake done deliberately. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Menu made from rough brown paper. Not sure if they are going to come out with a new menu in the future as they are just newly opened. Most restaurants did change to a new menu after weeks of opening though.

The thing I love the most in this cafe is their colourful furnitures! Every chair and table is different and the vibrant colour choice definitely lifts your mood up whenever you enter the cafe d(^_^)b. I love cafes with cute concepts and for cafes to stand out from the crowd, a distinguished concept is a must!

Not to mention a cute background with I-don't-know-how-many round placemats?

The best part is the cafe is located at 2nd floor where you can look out of the glass windows and enjoy the beautiful neighbourhood of Bandar Sri Damansara. Haha. 

My mom! Brought my family out for dinner today!

Although I was going to order main courses for dinner today, Out of Seoul offers coffee and tea (and next time hopefully cakes!) to cater for the increasing number of coffee lovers in Malaysia as well!

Outdoor coffee tables and chairs. Told ya every furniture here looks different. =D

Awkwardness! Haha. See what is written on the flower stand? 푸하하~

I love the design of this down light as well.

Creative use of the piping! Magazine and book rack it is!

Reminds me of the tinman from Wizard of Oz.

A beautiful night scenery of Seoul!!! Ahhhhh my dream place!

Okay seriously running out of captions now and there are still tons of pictures of the cafes before the food pictures.  ^ㅇ^

We ordered Korean style tea to quench our thirst! Korean mulberry and brown rice green tea. Next time I will be ordering their coffee instead.

Alright, here comes our food! 

Daddy's Kimchi Ramyeon. They are very generous with their side ingredients such as kimchi, chicken meat, mushrooms, fishcakes and others. The portion did look impressive with the enormous bowl and daddy was forced to share it with me.

Another closer look of it. The Kimchi noodle was nicely cooked but I secretly wished that the spiciness level can be increased. Personally I prefer Kimchi Ramyeon that makes you break out in sweat throughout the meal. I guess they tone down the spiciness to cater for the local consumers? This dish would be a bowl-licking material if the level of spiciness is adjusted.

Mummy's Kimchi fried rice served with side dishes such as Kimchi and fermented cucumbers with carrots.

It's a nicely cooked Kimchi fried rice but again I would like to have some more spiciness added into it. I guess I'm too used to the spiciness of Korean food in Ampang.

Lastly, my not-that-spicy Korean spicy chicken set! The chicken was really tender and juicy and the rice is perfection. This dish is on a pricey side which costs me more than RM20 so order only if you are feeling particularly rich that day. Or else you can opt for other price-friendly dishes instead. ㅠ_ㅠ

That's all for today's Korean foodie post! Thanks for reading! 감사합니다!

Location: Above Kenny Rogers Roasters at Ativo Plaza, Bandar Sri Damansara
Address: Lot B-F-1 Block B No.1 Jalan PJU 9/1 Damansara Avenue, Bandar Sri Damansara, PJU 9, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 012-6051730

My food verdict: A good hangout place for coffee or tea drinking. Food is average taste wise but presentation is good. Price wise reasonable except for a couple of dishes.


Monday, April 14, 2014

House of Humerus @ Mahsa Carnival 2014

Harlorhhh my dear readers, how was everyone's weekend? It was a rare occassion that my last weekend was jam-packed with events and carnivals (was such a couch potato in the fast few months) but I'm not complaining because I was definitely enjoying myself. 

And finally I'm officially introducing our online shop for the very first time- House of Humerus! *throws confetti* House of Humerus is an online shop set up by me, Christy and Jacqueline last year selling mostly accessories and clothing apparels selected by all of us. Our Instagram followers have been steadily increasing and we decided to rent a booth at our university carnival to sell our ready stock items! The event was a great success as we managed to sell most of our accessories and there were people who admired our carefully selected accessories by exclaiming in admiration. We could not be more happier that day as there were tons of people supporting us throughout the carnival =')

 House of Humerus first pop-up store at Mahsa Carnival 2014 held on 12th April 2014, Saturday. 

Blessed to have these friends who share the same passion with me by my side!

Lovely cardboard banners bearing our shop name made by Christy and Jac. 

Cash vouchers to be included in the lucky draw box made by me!

There were certain accessories which were selling like hotcakes including the infinity bracelet, the edgy black necklace, snake earrings and tribal earrings. Most of the accessories are still available for preorder and some still have ready stock so do contact us if you are interested! ; )

Handmade ring slots made by Christy and Jac as well. Such genius design!

Slightly higher priced necklaces were pinned up on the cork board brought by yours truly.

More eye candy accessories from us!

Jac Jac who was pretending to be shy behind the booth haha.

We were also selling some pre-loved clothes and new sweaters and skirts from House of Humerus.

There were tons of activities going on at the Mahsa Carnival as well. Christy got caught up with the mini version of Escape Room. Do check out her blog to see if she blogs about it haha.

Remember to follow us on instagram @houseofhumerus to spice up your daily outfit with our super cheap and chic accessories!
Lastly, an edited photo using photoshop. Do you like edited photos better?


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Artisan Roast @ Seksyen 13, Petaling Jaya

Recently watched the funny video made by Jane Chuck and her friends titled 'How Girls Drink Coffee' which reveals the ugly truth behind how girls drink their coffee these days. Unfortunately, the video does remind me of how Hui Ming and I were so obsessed with setting up the background and adjusting the lighting in order to produce the best 'Pinterest' type of artistic photos. It couldn't hide the fact that our purpose of visiting coffee shops is more than just drinking coffee. 

We went to the garage style Artisan Roast which is located in a remote area of Seksyen 13.

Light bulbs connected to steel pipes which are used as table light in order to convey the garage feel. Not sure if the light bulbs are really working, but if they do, I'm sure the dim light emitted by the light bulb will create a unique romantic atmosphere at night.


Main photoshoot item of the day: Numeral Biscuits brought by Hui Ming.

And now enjoy the hard work that we have put together in to order to come out with the photos below.

Ahh this photo is slightly overexposed #failed.

Can you guess the meaning of the numbers in the photo? =D

CSY: 'Don't you sink while we are still trying to take the best shot of you.' Apparently was imagining a conversation between the coffee milk foam and myself in the head.

CSY: Gahhhh the once silky smooth foam now had ugly air bubbles forming on it. Such low endurance. Couldn't you just wait.

We even converted the images into GIF file and created cute animations.
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Timid number cookies go into hiding as the huge lens monster was looking at them with intense hunger.

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25th November is the anniversary of CYK & CSY (Hubby and I) and we have known each other since 2011. <3

Overall, the coffee shop has nice ambience but we were disappointed with the absence of cakes especially their famous cheese cake. We were told that there were no cakes for that day and had to wait for the next day.

Artisan Roast
Jalan 13/2, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-7931 8978