Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Real Honest Beauty with 3INA at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting Highlands

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 18 Comments



I have been trying out Korean or Taiwan made make-up products and this is the first time will be writing about make-up manufactured in the EU.

3INA pronounced as MEE-NAH not THREE-NA was created to bring beauty to the streets , celebrating individuality and the freedom of experimentation. Most of 3INA products are tools for self-expression. This brand believe beauty should be bold and fun. It should give confidence to try new things!


I have a chance to visit 3INA outlet at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting and get some beauty touch up with 3INA products. I used the matte red from 3INA and some blusher. How do I look? More vibrant and cheerful , right?


I was told 3INA most best selling items are The Highlighter 201, which gives skin a flashbulb glow and was sold out for months. While The Cream Eyeshadow 312 , a pearlescent dusky pink that was shortlisted in the Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards 2017 and The Longwear Lipstick, a bestseller from the start which now makes up 8 percent of sales.


3INA is distinguished by luxurious, highly pigmented formulas in broad array of hues and shades.

3INA's first store opened in the heart of London's Covent Garden in Feb 2016 and the store expanded through out the world ever since.By the way, 3INA make-up is a CRUELTY FREE and PARABEN FREE.


3INA beauty haul is a unique experience for me. I am one person who only use safe color like red , pink or nude for lipstick. While mascara always be in either dark brown or black. My choice for eye shadow always in beige or dark brown. Never occur to my mind to use other colors because afraid I look super spicier or angrier face. huhuhuh



3INA in my possession recently,

* The Lipstick - Wine color (WHAT???)
* The Loose Particle Eyeshadow - Purple! (My first time)
* The Color Mascara - Dark Green (Uwaaaa!!!! How do I look with this kind of color??)
* The Spectra Mascara - Blue (I am going to look like Smurfette!)


I tried all mentioned. At first thought , I am going to look so gothic or may be look like some character from Alice in Wonderland. The lipstick kind of make me look bold. Don't you think so? While the loose particle eye shadow blend beautifully and its not dark at all. Green and Blue mascara? It does enhance my eyes and make it more vibrant. mmmm... something different.

What do you think of my look on 3INA vibrant and bold colors?

3INA price range totally reasonably price even though they are from EU. Price range is lowest around RM29.


If you are in Resorts World Genting , please drop by 3INA outlet at T2A-55B , Level 2, Sky Avenue, Resorts World Genting Highland, Pahang.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Bona Cinemas in Malaysia at SkyAvenue , Resorts World Genting

Monday, February 26, 2018 29 Comments



Last Saturday, I was invited to witness historical event for Bona Film Group as their Chairman and General Manager of the board , Mr Yu Dong came personally all the way from China for special screening of Operation Red Sea and the opening of their first cinema outside of China at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting. 

The event was graced by YB Senator Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Mohd Salleh bin Tun Said Keruak , Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive Director of Genting Malaysia , Datuk Lim Chee Wah, President of VXL Group, Mr Hui Lim, Executive Director and Chief Information Officer of Genting Malaysia and Dato' Fauzi Ayob , Director General of FINAS.


During this press conference Mr Yu Dong said , they were very excited to make Bona Cinemas way up to Resort World Genting  which is also a well known tourist's destination in China. This collaboration will able Bona Film to present more movies, film stars and entertainment to the Malaysian audience.  

Mr Yu Dong said the group has considered Resorts World Genting as an ideal location to open its first cinema , given the strength of Malaysian  Chinese entertainment market and synergies with the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox World Theme Park. There is long term plan to set up first Bona Film Theme Park next to Twentieth Century Fox World Theme Park. The Theme Park will feature some Bona Film box office movie like Operation Mekong and Operation Red Sea. This is enough to excite everyone in Malaysia.


This grand event kicked start with a spectacular lion dance performance followed by a multi-cultural traditional dance by Istana Budaya's Muhibbah dancers.


A ribbon cutting ceremony was also held to mark the opening of Bona Cinemas by YB Senator Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Mohd Salleh bin Tun Said Keruak, Mr Yu Dong, Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Datuk Lim Chee Wah, Mr Hu Lim, Dato; Fauzi Ayob, Dato Seri Lee Choong Yan. President and COO of Genting Malaysia, Mr Dante Lam, Mr Allan Wang Yi, Bona Cinemas Chairman, Raymond Yip and Candy Leung.


Bona Cinemas at SkyAvenue currently has four cinema halls in operation. An additional two halls - 48-seat VIP theatre and 250-seat IMAX theatre- will be opening in the second half of year 2018. Equipped with state of the art projection technology, Dolby Atmos surround systems and comfortable chairs, Bona Cinemas in Resorts World Genting will showcase full range of cinematic experiences, from Hollywood to Chinese historical epics, from international comedy to local Malaysian productions.


The event continued with guests invited to watch the special screening of Operation Red Sea. I wish can stayback to 11:00pm to watch this movie. But I need to catch the bus back down to KL before my car got lock down. Operation Red Sea is a Chinese - Hong Kong action film directed by Dante Lam , who is also directed the Operation Mekong and many other top box office movies. During the press conference Mr Dante Lam said over CNY500 million (approximately MYR300million) has been invested to produce this movie which was filmed in Morocco , showcasing military battle by Chinese Military team that covers land, sea and air.

The movie staring Zhang Yi, Du Jiang, Huang Jingyu, Hai Qing and Prince Mak, is based on a true story about a China-led evacuation mission during the year 2015 Yemeni Civil War. The movie is co-produced and co funded by Bona Film Group.

The movie made its debut on 22 February 2018 in Malaysia and has received tremendous good reviews. In China, the movie is currently ranked No.2 with CNY1.7 billion (approximately MYR1.05 billion) at the box office.

I have yet to watch this movie. Only have chance to watch their exciting trailers during the press conference. I definitely want to watch this movie soon.




 
On 30 September 2016 Bona Film released Operation Mekong which is based on true event which occured in Chiang Saen District of Chiang Rai Province on 5 October 2011 when 13 Chinese crew members from two cargo ships were murdered by a Myanmar drug-trafficking ring.  This film has grossed CNY1.17 billion at Chinese Box Office alone.

I want to watch this film badly but unable to find the link with English subtitle.

About Bona Film Group


Bona Film founded in year 1999 as film and television production and distribution firm and was the first private firm to receive a film distribution license from the Chinese State. It is now on of China's largest film distributors , having produced and distributed over 220 domestic and international films with a cumulative box office of almost CNY200 billion (approximately MYR123 billion), including many familiar titles 'The Taking of Tiger Mountain' , The Grandmaster', 'Flying Swords of Dragon Gate' , 'Red Cliff' , 'Dragon Tiger Gate' and 'Confession of Pain'. 

In China , it has expanded into cineplexes with more than 50 locations in major cities.

For more information on Bona Cinemas , please visit www.rwgenting.com or call 03 6101 1118.

Friday, February 23, 2018

U Khao Yai, A Romantic Resort and Spa in Khaoyai

Friday, February 23, 2018 22 Comments



While planning for my trip to Khaoyai last January, I was having a hard time selecting a place to stay. I was contemplating on themes to choose plus the location accessibility and of course the Price Tag. Khaoyai are famous with its European and English style resorts. While others price too high for me, U Khao Yai seems reasonable in term of price tag, their price around RM300++/ night. Plus this place just opened end of Nov 2016. I love new place. At the end here I am... landed to this French style Resort. Enough for me to 'shout out' ...I feel like a Princess in Fairy Tale. 

This place located about 2 1/2 hour drive from Bangkok surrounded with Mountains and Timberland. Read further to enjoy my journey stay at this awesome resort as if I was immerse with nature.

I booked 3 Days / 2 Nights stay at U Khao Yai. As usual greedy side of me said this is not enough. WTH! Be Thankful to what you have. Don't let the greediness evil to blind your pure heart. kekekeke...really? I have pure heart? wink wink




As I walked into the lobby area, I could sense the overall design of the resort has strong influenced from traditional southern France but still it maintain a modern  interior design to suit the present days. A welcome drink was given upon check in plus a beautiful handmade soap for me to bring home too. I chose Jasmine scents. Love it!



While walking towards the designated room, I can't help it but to feel the sincerity of this resort owner or who ever design this place . Every corner of this place comes with very details and meticulous thought. There is a hen story for you to read on the wall along the walkway. Which I spent my time reading it to the end. WTH!


Love my room for 2 nights. The view of this room overlooking the pond and lovely French style residence. U Khao Yai provides unique service to its guests too.

* 24 hour room which allow guests to enjoy their room for 24 hours. For eg. you check in at 3pm , then you can check out 3pm the next day. See? They are not like any other resort or hotel so stingy with timing. This place are super generous for you to enjoy your stay to the fullest.
* Breakfast whenever. wherever during the stay
* Selection of your preference for pillow, tea, music , soap which guests can pre-select from their website under 'U Choose Programme' or you can inform the reception upon check in.

I could say this resort are not really convenient for foreigner like me who has no car and depends on rent car with driver. But this is not even a problem for me especially to find food. I always standby my own food beforehand because I did some research this place are inconvenient. Since I am traveling, I am not so particular when it come to finding food. No big deal at all. Use you wise judgement as long as you don't go overboard.



They have a French Bistro Restaurant call Papillon which offer great selection of food. For Muslim, please be prepared. This place is not Halal Restaurant. They serve pork. Dine with own judgement. Alternatively, please prepare Cup Noodles or some bread.



Staying at this resort never make me bored or what so ever. There are many amenities and facilities like :

* Join fully equipped fitness centre
* Brisk walk around while immerse with the nature
* Book massage at Tao Spa which will bring you in total relaxation mode
* Enjoy the swimming at their infinity swimming pool.


I enjoy my evening walk while stopping now and then to smells the sweet smell of french roses from their rose garden.They have free bicycle for you to cycle around but the path are a bit of limit. Well...just enjoy the brisk walk while breathing the fresh air around. I would love to experience this again and again.


Perfect evening for me. I feel my mind at ease here and like everything lift up from my shoulder. My mind feel light and make me feel bless to be here.


Adjacent to this resort there is a residential housing, which I believe this is a high end project since this Resort owned by a well known developer.

Anything wrong with my dreams to retire here at U Khao Yai? 
Yes. I am wrong! Know you place Woman! Come back to the Earth if you are not going to Heaven yet! WTH!



End of my awesome fairy tale stay at U Khao Yai. I wish to visit this place again. I can opt for other theme resort or hotel at Khao Yai which is more convenient than this place....but...this is a perfect place for me. Away from car vrooming around and I feel mind healing here. The next time, I will bring more money to spend. muahahahaha...I need to work harder to spend more. 

I am going to be busy working this year. Not sure whether this will be my last trip for this year? Maybe not!  I have one near by trip pending to be fulfilled. 

Who wanna follow me on my next travel???

Follow my instagram can ar!!! muahahahaha Follow me on my instagram@Cindyreena.

If you are still haven't read my other post on Khaoyai. Please click on this LINK for Things To Do in Khaoyai may be this will help on your Khaoyai trip travel plan. 

How do I book my stay at U Khao Yai?
I use Hotels.com because I need to gain one night free stay for my next trip. WTH! You can check out U Khao Yai latest price at their website or through various Hotel booking platform.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Things To Do in Khao Yai after Sunflower Season

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 29 Comments
End of January 2018 , I have an opportunity to visit Khao Yai which is around 2.5 hours journey from Bangkok by car. I personally don't favor Bangkok because this city is super havoc. Knowing my style of traveling , I prefer to visit beautiful green or colorful natural scenic area with sounds of bird chirping away and leaves slapping each other when wind blow rather than concrete jungle with the sound of car and motorbike roaming around.

I checked around and found Khao Yai. To my disappointment the best of Khao Yai is the Sun Flower field which season starts mid Nov and end around mid January. My trip was exactly end of January which was end of Sunflower season. Damn it! I can't make a trip earlier due to work reason. I was so skeptical to make a trip winthout any Sunflower field add to my itinerary. Not much to expect rather than continue with my trip with open heart and open mind.

Come read my journey 3 Days / 2 Nights at Khao Yai end of January 2018 ....







I booked my trip to Khao Yai with some driver from Khao Yai. I searched around and to me they offer reasonable price. My flight from KUL reached around 3pm. I booked car with driver to Khao Yai the same day. The view along the way via expressway from Don Muang Airport , was not so pleasant to my eyes. My journey pass through huge industrial area on my left and right. There are many big lorries and mostly dragged more than one container. Overloaded!

Reached Khao Yai around almost 6pm. Land structure at Khao Yai is not hilly or whatsoever but it just look super fertile to me. The flower was still blooming and the architecture of the resort , hotels, cafe are super fascinating to my eyes.Its like in another world! Am I in Thailand or in Europe ?



When I reached the hotel .... I was like...OH MY GOD! Thank you so much for letting me live life until now. I fee like I was transported into sort of fairy tales story book. The resort booked is a French Style building with beautiful garden and man made river. Even the driver who drop me off there claimed out aloud .....' Wow! beautiful place...very beautiful! Good night sleep!

I will talk about this place in separate post.

Since I arrived in the evening, I spent my time the resort. By the way the resort is totally out of no where. So inconvenient but I love the relaxing environment it so much! I even a candle light dinner with mosquitoes. WTH! But....I was still happy! 

The next morning , the driver came to pick me at 9:00am for a full day Khao Yai tour. Here goes my awesome one day journey at Khao Yai.

Things To Do at Khao Yai after Sunflower Season



1. The Bloom


I reached The Bloom around 9:30am. This place is the largest flower garden in this area. I think the land size around more or less 100 acres... and full with many species of flowers. If you don't like flowers this place will be super boring for you. 
I used to boast out , I am not girly and don't fancy flowers kind of girl. Duh!!!! I think ...I am a sucker when it comes to flower now. Oh! Changing in preference.
I paid THB120 entrance fees which included less 10 minutes buggy ride. Buggy ride kind of interesting too. I love the short ride because I have a chance to enjoy the overall view surround the area. Its impossible to to that by foot.They do have some beautiful resorts in this area too. The room look super chic and boutique kind of design. I was the one and only person since it was early in the morning. So the buggy ride and the flower garden is only me and the gardener there.Yippeeeyyy!!!!



The Buggy driver stop me at this sheep farm and shown me how to feed them. I am one person who are not so friendly with kids or animal. So...what you expect me to do with this sheep. I just look at them ...snap a photo and that's it! The buggy driver are the one who feed the sheep. lol..this woman so unfriendly!

 
WTH! Really feel like some European Princess enjoying the garden view. But I am not European look a like. I am more Thai Princess kind of look. hahaha...Yeah! I am use to people who thought I am the local here. People speak Thai to me everywhere. Totally blend with the local. I bet those who love to pose pretty, will have a super good time here. Especially when you have it all for yourself. Every corner full of flowers and instagram worth it! Get ready with your tripod or bring along someone who are patient enough to be your photographer. If you are tired , there are cafe nearby too. You can enjoy sorbet or cafe latte while enjoying this superb view.

I am unable to visit Saraburi Sunflower Field in this this trip because its end of season. But I still find some Sunflower , here at The Bloom. So I don't really miss out that much.

Since its still in the morning , I don't really feel the heat yet! It was a good short visit for me before moving on to my next location which I have a guided tour booked at 10:30am.

The Bloom by TV Pool
Pak Chong District, Nakhon Rachasima, Thailand
Business hour : 7am to 8pm



2.  PB Valley Khaoyai Winery


It always my dreams to visit Grape Vineyard and Winery place. This is like a dreams came true. If you are interested to do Winery and Grapevines tour, please make sure to book the guided tour with PB Valley here. I just message them in FB and booked the earlier tour for the day which start at 10:30am. By the way , this place is just around 5 minutes drive from The Bloom. I paid THB320 for Winery guided tour.

The location of this Vineyard is near the valley of Khaoyai  mountains and surround with Khaoyai National Park. So the soil here is fertile and blessed.


Its not just a regular vineyard but PB Valley also comes with a scenic beauty. I was so overwhelmed by the time I stepped out from the car until to the end of my tour. I wish could stay there even longer to enjoy the beauty in front of me.

Malaysian you don't have to fly all the way to Europe for a vineyards visit. Just book a ticket to Thailand for this Vineyards experience once in a lifetime. 


This place is huge. I don't think anybody can walk around 1,000 acres of vineyard and plantation. The best about this tour is you enjoy the buggy ride around the vineyard towards the winery. I opted to sit at the end of the buggy since the rest of the seat leg space are super small. My weak leg will be super stressful. It was a reverse seat and I expect would feel a bit dizzy with reverse view but I don't. Yeay!!!!


The buggy stop at one of the vineyards with ripe grapes waiting to be harvested in the next 3 days. Yes! they are having the harvest festival in another 3 days from my trip. Visitors can enjoy the grapes picking and feet stomping during this time. But for me , I was told to only take a selfie with the grapes. No grapes picking. But this is enough to make me feel over the top since it was my first time in the grapevine. Grapes on my left ...Grapes on my right! Oh my Gosh! its enough for me with just this. I feel complete already! Don't laugh!


After selfie session with grapes. We move to the winery. Here we learn many things about wines production and some wine tasting session too. There are many type of wines from Chanin Blanc, Shiraz to Rosettes. Wines here are not for sales. If you interested to buy , you can visit selected wine outlets in Bangkok. PB Valley has won many outstanding awards with their wines produce. It is a quite fair impressive lists of awards and accomplishment!



For those who can't take alcohol, PB Valley prepare in house produce grapes or mango juice.It refreshing delicious to quench the thirst after a long tour. 

You can also dine at Great Hornbill Bistro here at PB Valley. This outstanding bistro offers a spectacular view of mountain and valley which will give you a great dining experience of Thai Cuisine. I don't do that. I have many other place to visit on that day.

One thing, if I happen to have opportunity to get married. I want to hold my wedding reception here at PB Valley with a back drop of beautiful mountain , valley and grapevines. But...of course this is not going to happen because who in sober mind want to propose to this fussy high maintenance old maid! WTH! kekekeke...

PB Valley Khaoya Winery
Payayen PakChong Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
(Guided tour will take around 1 1/2 hours and you need to book the tour at their fan page)



3. Primo Piazza


This place is another instagrammer haven. I paid entrance fees of THB100 and was greeted with elegant Italian architecture building and cozy atmosphere. It was scorching hot by the time I reached this place.



I just walked around enjoying the atmosphere. Since it was during the weekday , not many people here at this hour. I just walked around enjoying the atmosphere and pretend I was visiting Italy! WTH!


Every nook and corner is place for you to snap photo. I just love this place because the ambiance really make my mind at peace.


Owh! this is what you call vacationing. Walk and enjoy the surrounding ?


The highlight of Primo Piazza is you got a chance to feed and petting the Alpacas, Donkey and Merino. As I mentioned , this woman not so friendly with animal or children. I still walk towards this place despite the strong poo smells hit my nose. Gosh!!!! From far this animals are super adorable. The guardian there asked me to feed , pet and even take some selfie with this animal. hahahahaha ME????

Click..cluck...Click..Cluck!  Bye bye cuties!



I am off to pretend one lonely woman sitting at this cafe with Italian surrounding with hope some handsome man walk in and ask to get to know me...... and I live happily ever after.


Then of course this will only happen in the movie of drama. In real life....I will just sat there and gobble up and busy adding some fat to my chubby body with those delicious German cookies , Cafe Latte and Coconut Cakes. A few minutes after I feel the urge to run to the nearest toilet due to diarrhea. WTH! Lucky just a mild attack.

Primo Piazza
Address : Mu Si Nakhon Ratchasima,Thailand.
Opening hours : 9 am to 10pm
Entrance fees : THB100







4. Farm Chokchai


This is a pre book guided tour. I booked 2:30pm tour price THB150. This is my first time to visit dairy farm. Farm Chokchai produce its own milk produce using brand call ' Umm!...Milk'.



The farm has more than 3,000 exclusive bred dairy cattle which is cross between Holstein-Friesian with a native Thai species and they called it 'Super Gene'.

It was a very informative guided tour. I watch a video of artificial insemination and get to see the milking process. They did called out for those who wants to get their hands on milking the cow. Me? Touching the cow 'nen nen'? Ewwwww!!!!!

I also got the chance to visit the milk factory and sample their latest flavor ice cream.



Tiramisu Flavor ice cream from 'Umm!!!...Milk' really delicious.


Then all of us was brought around the farm with wagon. WTH! Its my dreams to sit on this kind of wagon. Another fulfilling dream trip. I love the view around the farm. But when passing by the cow farm......ewwww!!!!! My nose was hit by strong cow dunk smells. Buekkkk!!!! Lucky it only smells when we reach certain area.

The wagon stop at some area for photo session. While everybody moving towards the field nearby....Me... aiming at the tractor pulling the wagon. I wanna climb up but nobody will take photo for me. I was so shy to ask people to snap my photo. So I took a selfie from bottom.

The Thai lady who drove the wagon saw me. She quietly signal me to hop up and told me in Thai she will snap my photo.


There you go.....the latest Cow Girl at Farm Chokchai. Hehehe.... I even dream about this at night because I was so happy. Hahaha....

Hop on the wagon again and this time it stop at this area with lots of interesting attraction like worms place which I totally avoided. Then they have some crazy horses and behind of this area there is this huge flower field. OMG! Super duper my dreams came true.


There is horse, cowboy and dog show later. The guide ask us to visit the worms place. Who in the right mind want to see the worms? I don't need a nightmare! I bought ice cream from nearby cafe and walk towards the flowers field. The feeling at that time ...enjoying ice cream with pleasant view in front of me??? Super duper awesome afternoon..I ever had in my life.


Here come the horse and dog shows. I am not really fancy with this type of show because to me this kind of hurt animal. So I just walk around the place enjoying the view. There you go...interesting experience at Farm Chokchai.

If you interested to enjoy 1.5 hours farm tour experience just email : farmtour@farmchokchai.com to book the slot you interested to join. Visit their official website at http://www.farmchokchai.com/ for Farm tour schedule. If I am not mistaken no tour on Monday.


5. The Chocolate Factory


I would skip this if I knew its going to be just this. But for those who love to enjoy chocolate and buy some of its fresh made products may do a quick drop by for some shopping.


Its just a cafe, workshop and some restaurant. I bought that Dark Chocolate Brownie Crackers and it cost me freaking RM20 plus for one pack. WTH! I just spent?




6. Palio


This place is an Italian themed shopping place with more than 100 stores, restaurants and many more. It is interesting wandering around this place like walking through a small town in Tuscany.





They even have clock town, baroque-style buildings covered in ivy , a manicured garden and a replica of the famous Bocca Della Verita which is a carving in Rome. I spent wandering around for almost an hour. Feeling like I am lost in Italian village or something. 

Transportation in Khao Yai , I booked it through this website https://www.thainationalparks.com/

Other attractions in Khao Yai is to visit their National Park and some famous water fall too. I would have do this if they don't require any jungle trekking. My purpose to visit Khao Yai this time is to have peace of mind and relaxation trip. Glad that, I really did this and enjoy every moment here. I may visit this place again soon.

I will talk about the place I stay in Khao Yai in my next post. Serious its beautiful and dreams came true sleeping in fairy tales alike place.