Monday, February 18, 2019

Motivational Monday | There's So Much More Indeed

Although the first time I've heard this quote is from Transformers. I know, I'm quoting Optimus Prime. Granted that the franchise is my all-time favourite movie franchise but to me, there's so much sentimental value to the movies; especially the second one as it was the last movie that I've watched with my brother; just the two of us before we had a fall out back in 2008 and of course we've made up to each other but he's married now with 2 kids, the older one is having the war of his 7-years-life with me when it comes to Netflix.

So, let's go back to the quote. These days, I feel like I'm quick to judge people by their appearances. Their clothes, their gadgets, their vocabularies, the way they express themselves, etc probably because it's my line of work but I feel like I want to just rush into closing deals and somehow forgot that there are people who put 'second layer' to human characters to a higher priority in choosing the people they want to indulge, doing business with , etc. Well, at some point you can just fake all these things; as if there's a shield in front of you for people to judge you, be it a social media account, a car, a smartphone; anything that you can project all the things you want people to perceive, a worldly thing that just says it all about you. Sure, that probably work in a short amount of time and you're lucky if you could close the deal within that time frame but how about a much more important things like relationship between family members, married couples even colleagues?

How do you move from "we're just living together temporarily" or "we're on casual date" or "I'm going to work here for merely 6 months tops" to a much more permanent I'd say, stage of relationship? Like you used to be friends merely on social media and all of a sudden you moved to being friends in real life?

I know lots of you would say, why not being genuine right from the start? Of course, I'm all for that but what would you do if you didn't?

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Grand Opening | JOOX Cafe, Plaza 333

Just last week, I've talked about the first event that I'd be attending which happened earlier today; the Grand Opening of JOOX Cafe at Plaza 333, Kobusak Commercial Centre right here in Penampang which is merely RM5-worth Grab trip from my place so you guys know what this means. Do come back for more posts on Cafe Hopping in near future! Now, let's get right into it!

The owners and crews posing with the Lion and Dragon Dancers.
Congratulations on your grand opening!

Although the event was scheduled to kick-off at 10am with the Lion and Dragon Dance troupe to arrive around that time, seemed that the crews were still setting up the event area and I arrived just a little after that. My fellow blogger chingu, Sakura (@skhelyt) who arrived earlier were waiting nearby so we just head right into the cafe to snap some photos of the interior for you guys to see and then I decided to order some beverages and desserts while waiting for other media friends to arrive. 

Clockwise: Chocolate Cheese, Oreo Cheese and Tiramisu Cheese.
These are the delicious Cow Dung Tarts by Haijoox CowDung Tart available at the cafe.

The Lion and Dragon Dance performance started around 11am and it was actually the first time I've witness such performance; with those tall poles! 

As you guys know, Lion and Dragon dance is usually performed on auspicious occasions i.e. opening of the businesses which is believed to bring good luck and fortune especially to businesses owned by Chinese. 


As seen on the above photo (left), the owners posing with fruits given by the Lion dancers that symbolises the passing of good fortune and as we're all still on Chinese New Year mode, there's also the appearance of Choy San Yeh or God of Prosperity. Kids seems had a lot of fun with this guy going around passing and taking back the gold bar plush toy. 

As I look around the cafe; seeing these guys working happily, I've got to say that it's pretty nice to work in such environment. The kind of environment that I want to indulge in after work; to unwind after a long day at the office with a cup of coffee and maybe some desserts!

The crews on duty. Even with the event going on and whatnot, our orders arrived shortly after we've made to our seats.

Such pretty lanterns!

The mini Cow Dung Tarts were served among the light refreshments! So cute!

Playing around with balloons before the event started. :D

I bet we're not the only ones that are guilty of taking too many selfies in this Instagram-worthy cafe. The lightings were nice with little sunshine beaming through the large aquarium-like windows. Noticed that brownies floating on that beverage? It's the Cheese Matcha Latte and I'm in love with the taste! Seems that Sakura was enjoying her Cheese Coffee! Oh, from now till 15th February, get a free Cheese Milk Tea or Cheese Coffee when you spend RM30 and above!

Overall, the event was nice and we; bloggers and social media enthusiasts alike surely had lots of fun and boy, did we get high on desserts? I guess that's all from me and do let me know your thoughts by leaving comments down below!

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Location| Lot 68, Plaza 333, Kobusak Commercial Centre, 89500 Penampang, Sabah.
Facebook| JOOX Cafe
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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Happening | JOOX Cafe Grand Opening

Hey, guys! Enjoying your Chinese New Year holiday so far? I'm here, just came back from outing with my girlfriends and while I was on my way back to my place, I've received an invitation to this event; my first event for this month  which will be the Grand Opening for JOOX Cafe, currently located at Plaza 333.

But that's not all as there's gonna be Lion and Dragon dance performances as we're still on Lunar New Year mode.

Also, do check out their Grand Opening promotion and I'll see you guys there next week!

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Website |
Location| Lot 68, Plaza 333, Kobusak Commercial Centre, 89500 Penampang, Sabah.
Facebook| JOOX Cafe
Instagram| JOOX Cafe