Movie review:The Lego Movie,Gravity, About Time& Robot and Frank.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

Two Saturdays ago I went to the cinema to watch The Lego Movie with the boyfriend.I loved it(more on that later).About Time was a movie from last year and the boyfriend just watched it last month haha.I just watch Gravity and Robot and Frank a few nights back and loved both.Below are my short reviews on all of them :)

1.The Lego Movie

How can I say it...this movie is just so adorable and hilarious!It's basically about Emmet,an ordinary construction worker who one day discovered that he is the 'Special' that will save the world from the 'Kragle' weapon that belongs to Lord Business by using the Piece of Resistance.

There's a lot of funny characters in the movie..Batman,Superman,Green Lantern,Wonder Woman,Vitruvius,Bad Cop/Good Cop and many more.The voices of the characters are played by famous actors as well from Chris Pratt to Channing Tatum,Morgan Freeman,Elizabeth Banks,Charlie Day,Will Ferrell,Will Arnett,Liam Neeson and many more.

There's a lot of hilarious scenes.A few that comes to my mind is regarding the overpriced coffees(Starbucks anyone?haha),how Green Lantern likes to follow Superman,anything that involves Batman,the Space Guy(not sure if his name is right or not) obsession with building a spaceship,a scene band-aid,nail polish remover and many more.It is a great watch and it'll put a smile on your face and makes you laugh.

The movie will also makes you miss playing with Lego's when you were little :)

This movie scored 4/5 for me!


This movie was a bit nerve wrecking and scary.Kudos to Sandra Bullock for a great performance.I truly believe she was an astronaut trying to survive in space.I was also amazed with the strength of her character because the things she had to endure while being in space was insanely scary and tough!

The movie is about astronauts who were in space for a research and somehow they got hit by a space shuttle destruction which of course ruins their mission and then they've to figure out how to return to earth.

When the boyfriend first asked me to watch it with him..he said the movie is about how you're falling from space and that,that will take 2 hours for us to watch.I was like..this will be boring.But I watched it anyway and was pleasantly surprise how riveting it was.

Imagine being in space in your nothing but your space suit..not inside a space ship mind you!And then having this huge debris from a ruined space ship,coming at you!That was crazy scary...

Now I understand about the rumors why Sandra Bullock was sad that she didn't win at the Golden Globes.She did a good job in this movie!

I give this movie 3/5.

3.About Time

Ahhhh..just remembering about this movie made me feel all warm and fuzzy.Yes this movie can be considered 'old' as it came out late last year.But the boyfriend and I just watched it last month.When the movie started I was a bit...weirded out because the hero just wasn't...handsome..hahaha I know..that's so shallow!But he actually grows on you as you watch the movie.

And is it weird that Rachel McAdams is in this movie because it involves time travelling(oops spoiler!)...Remember her in The Time Traveler's Wife?haha

This movie is about Tim who when he turned 21,founds out that the men in his family can travel back in when this was revealed..I was this a joke??hahaha You'll understand when you watch the start of the movie :P

Tim's family especially his sister are quite eccentric!I love the dynamic of his family..they're hilarious.Especially their longggg tea time.

The pivotal moment of the movie was when Tim moves out of his family's house to live in London to become a lawyer and there he met Mary.I love their love story..* sigh*.The movie also made me became obsessed for a little while with the song "How Long Will I Love You' by Ellie Goulding.

The movie taught me that you have to live your life day to day like it is your last day and appreciate the good and bad in it.The movie made me cry when it almost ended.It was a beautiful movie to me..a great movie about love,relationships and family.:)

I give this movie 3.5/5.

4.Robot and Frank

This is an independent movie though I won't be able to tell unless the boyfriend didn't told me at the start of the movie haha. 

The movie is about Frank,a guy who's experiencing dementia and used to be a jewel thief.His son bought a robot to take care of him(this movie is set in the near future) because he's tired of having to drive 5 hours just to spend time with his dad every week and having to clean a crazy dirt house everytime he drops by.

Initially Frank was so against the robot and detest it.But soon when he realize that the robot could help him restart his old thieving days,he became closer to it.

I managed to successfully guess who Jennifer really is,halfway through the movie which the boyfriend said she couldn't be..haha You just have to watch the movie to find out what I meant.The robot is so cute..especially in his black cape during his heist with Frank.

This movie is a bit different than the other movies that is out there and you can't believe that an old man like Frank can be so conniving.But he's not all bad actually!

There was quite a few laughter from watching this movie especially moments between Frank and the robot!

I give this movie 3/5!


Selling my Steve Madden Winonna Wedges,size 8 & 1/2

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

Hey girls and guys!I'm selling one of my shoes which I've only worn twice.It's too pretty for me to wear and to be honest I rarely wear high heels nowadays.I live in flats for work.I bought it from the States and the shoe comes with its original Steve Madden box.Pictures below!

Internet picture
The size is 8 and 1/2 but it fits a Malaysian size 8 best.

My picture
My instagram picture.
I'm selling them for rm300(they were sold on Zalora last year for rm540).The condition is like it's brand new.If you live near Shah Alam/Bukit Jelutong/Puncak Alam,COD is available.If not there'll be delivery charges for shipping.:)

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Bali holiday:The Food(all halal)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Liyana Hanim 2 Comments

Of course it won't be a great holiday without great food as well.Some of the foods were really yummy and some were so-so.Generally the food that we ate weren't really cheap...Some were very reasonable and some were not worth the price paid.These are my personal opinions and so were the feedback I got from my other half.

Hopefully it'll help you guys who are going to Bali on a holiday soon and searching for halal food places to eat at.Thankfully,none of us got what they call the "Bali belly"(diarrhea etc) while we were there.

1)Breakfast at the villa every morning
First breakfast!
Cutie pie catching up on news
Every morning the staff of the villa will send breakfast to us.We get to decide the night before what we wanted and the time breakfast should be sent to us.Generally Nana chose toast and soft boiled eggs.But there's a few other items on the menu like noodles and such.I'm not a big breakfast person as well as in I don't eat much for breakfast..though there's the occasional nasi lemak or roti canai :P


2)Batur Sari Resto Kintamani

For our first lunch in Bali we ate at Batur Sari and I've to say that it's not worth the money spent.The food tasted different than the others we've tasted in Bali(throughout the trip) probably because the area that we went to was up in the mountains.Batur Sari is a buffet restaurant.Different meaning...not so delicious.It was just so-so.

A little bit of everything
Nothing is ala carte.If i'm not mistaken,per person cost us almost rm50 each.But it's a muslim restaurant and they've a surau there as well.The toilet is so clean and there's a cleaner that washes the toilet anytime anybody goes out.Also,there's a pot of daun pandan growing in the ladies toilet hahaha No need air freshener!haha 

The fried bananas was nice
If you want halal food that tastes ok and can splurge for a buffet with a beautiful view,then come here for your meal.The view was definitely beautiful.You can see Mount Batur Volcano while you eat.
Qarla choosing to only eat a banana haha
The beautiful view
With my love :)
3)Bebek Joni/I Made Joni restaurant
Initially we went to Bebek Tepi Sawah because Nana wanted to try bebek(duck/goose).But when we went there and look at the menu,they serve pork.So we got up and left and then went here instead.Bebek Joni/I Made Joni as it's called.

My love!
Sawah padi chic?haha
The place wasn't as beautiful as Bebek Tepi Sawah and they've harvested the rice so it wasn't full of greenery.But the bebek dish was delicious!The sambal was so yummy.My boyfriend loves duck dishes and he's very particular about it.We tried bebek in Malaysia from Dancing Fish and he hated it because it was too dry.Thankfully,at Bebek Joni,the dish was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.nomsss!
Eating by the paddy fields

Taken by Razin of course 

Crispy duck!
The disappointment comes in the form of the grilled bananas with cheese.I know that this dish is an Indonesian speciality and have seen it before.But the ones they served was bad because some of the bananas were not ripe and instead of grating cheese,they cut it into small pieces from those cheap american slice cheese that are used for sandwiches/burgers.
Disappointing dessert
So come here only for the bebek.The price was not cheap though but for a meal that delicious(the duck/bebek),it was worth it.

4)Madania Moslem Restaurant

Didn't get to take much pictures while we were having dinner there as I was already tired(we were out from 8.30am-9.30pm).The food was good,normal seafood dinner you can get in Malaysia and it was not expensive.
We had crabs,prawns,fish,squid and clams.Also a chicken dish because Razin's brother in law likes chicken.The dishes was tasty but most of us didn't like the steam fish dish though!

I drank a lot of soda gembira throughout the trip haha It's basically soda water+rose syrup+condensed milk.Really refreshing!The plain soda water balances the sweetness of the syrup+condensed milk.


5)Nasi Padang Sederhana
If you've tasted nasi padang/nasi campur in Malaysia before I suggest you don't eat it in Bali.One,because it's not cheap and two,it's nothing special..but it doesn't mean that the dishes weren't tasty!
Lots of dishes!
For rice and a few dishes,paying rm20-30 per person for it,is not worth it.Because to me and Razin,it was like having nasi campur in Malaysia.But I did love the fact that the sambal tempe hijau had petai(stink beans) in it!But the place is very clean and air conditioned(great for the crazy Bali heat!).

6)Mbok Limbok

This is my second fave place to eat in Bali next to Bale Udang.Because Razin and I arrived in Bali close to midnight,Nana & her husband ate her when they landed first,which was around 8pm.So this was actually their second time eating here during the trip.

When we get wifi!!haha
Mbok Limbok is a franchise in Bali but the food is so good!Especially someone like me who loves the simplicity of crispy fried fish,rice,raw vegetables and super spicy sambal.

So damn good!
The sambal at Mbok Limbok,is quite spicy but it wasn't as spicy as I wanted so I ordered the sambal terasi while I was there.It was super yumms!I was the only one on the table that could handle the heat haha My boyfriend ate it too but he was sweating after.I have a high tolerance for super spicy food because I basically eat spicy food every other day.

I miss the food--that's the sambal terasi.
The difference between Mbok Limbok with Ayam Penyet Ria in Malaysia(my fave along with the boyf--their spicy sambal beats Wong Solo etc.. though Waroeng Penyet is super yum too) is that even the batter that they used to fry their fishes/chicken/duck was flavorful.

Ikan keli and ikan gurame(ikan kaloi in malaysia)
Plus,they've unlimited rice and raw vegetables.Plus point for me because I always feel sad when we get such little cucumber and raw cabbage as I love eating them with my fish and rice.The prices were almost cheap but because we ordered one of everything..I think(haha),it didn't become that cheap.

If I go to Bali again,I'd definitely come back here.Just thinking about the food makes my tummy rumbles.In fact,since I came back to Malaysia from Bali(nearly 2 weeks ago),I haven't eaten any penyet type of dishes..haha

7)Bale Udang Mang Enking

This was my fave food place for the whole trip.After checking out from the villa,we didn't know where to eat for our last meal in Bali.So I suddenly out of nowhere remembered this place because when I book our spa appointment with Taman Air Spa(fabulous spa--5 star place&service!),I saw that they had a package with Bale Udang.

Glad that I remembered because we did pass the place a day before while we were out sightseeing but I couldn't remember where I've seen the place before(I've opened their website a month or so ago).

Qarla eyeing the food haha
One thing I've noticed that a lot of restaurants in Bali had pretty huts for the customers to sit and have their meal in.Bebek Tepi Sawah,Batur Sari,Madania Moslem and Bale Udang were some of them.

Such a beautiful restaurant!
I've to say though that Bale Udang is one of the prettiest(Bebek Tepi Sawah is gorgeous but because of the fact that they serve pork...) and we're eating near the fish pond(which you can feed by buying the food from the restaurant)which of course excites Qarla!
Cheeky Qarla and I!
Uncle and his niece :)

Pretty huts
Left:Es Kelapa Sirsak Jimbaran,Right:Es Kelapa Muda
At Bale Udang,the boyfriend asked me to order whatever drinks for him.So I ordered the Es Kelapa Sirsak Jimbaran--which is actually young coconut drink mix with soursop.Sad that I ordered the normal coconut drink for myself because Razin's one taste so good!I've never tasted that combination in Malaysia before.Also,they squeezed half a lime into my coconut drink which I've never done before.Refreshing!

Our huge spread.
The food was delicious,generous portion and just so worth the money.We ordered the Package Bale Papat which cost only IDR 398 000 (around rm110).For rm110 we got all the dishes below(and above pictures as well)
So good!
The prawns were huge!In Malaysia it'd cost atleast up to rm70 for a plate of such huge prawns.I loveee the Gurame Bakar Kecap--crispy grilled fish with sweet soy glaze on top.Should replicate this soon!The only thing we didn't eat was the Gepuk--vege salad with peanut dressing.We were too stuffed from everything else.As there were two prawn dishes,two huge fish,a plate of beef and stir fried bean sprouts.
The real deal!
The dessert was pisang goreng keju.It came with the set so although I want to order the pisang bakar keju,it was unnecessary.This was wayyyy better and so yummy than the one we ate at Bebek Joni.Crispy fried bananas with caramel sauce on top and grated salty cheese.So good!

I would love to come back here as well when I go back to Bali :)
8)Snacks there

When the boyfriend and I arrived in Bali,it was past midnight so we asked our driver to take us to the nearest convenience store for snacks--though there still was nasi padang restaurant that opened but we didn't want to eat rice at such late hour.So we bought snacks above-- Mee Sedap(instant noodles) in cup(which I've never seen in Malaysia) and also Fruit Tea!

The Mee Sedap was spicier than the Malaysian ones because there's sambal as well.It was tasty!I love Fruit Tea so that was a no brainer.
During the third night,after the spa session,the boyfriend wanted Mc Donalds and the spa driver(not our driver)was kind enough to wait for us buy our food haha.The food was the same as the ones here but the Mc Flurry was different.

There was the Blackforest Mc Flurry with berries topping and also Nescafe Mc Flurry with waffle crisps on top.Delicious!But their cups are smaller and different than us though the portion is the same.

So that's about it on what I ate while I was in Bali.There's a few more but I don't have pictures for them like carbonated tea and etc.I'll blog about places that I visited in the upcoming posts but that'll take awhile because I've to retrieve the pictures :)


Bali holiday:The Tukad Villa.

Saturday, February 08, 2014 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

The tiny pink girl is Qarla!
I went to Bali last month and I had such a great time.It was my first time going there and I haven't board a plane since I was..12 years old??It was a bit nerve wrecking during take off but with Razin sitting next to me,I was fine.

This pic was edited brilliantly by d boyf
The Tukad Villa was chosen by Razin's sister,Nana via Agoda.It was the best place I've stayed on during a holiday next to Grand Lexis in Port Dickson(which I've stayed at twice in the past).We stayed there for 4 days and 3 nights.

The place is a bit secluded in Seminyak but luckily for us,I had already booked us a driver from HERE,2 months before we left for Bali.So he knew how to get there and we didn't have to tell him the directions at all!

So if you're planning to stay here and want to go out to Kuta/Ubud etc(more on my upcoming blogposts),better hire a great driver.Our driver drove us to so many places.The first day we were out from 8.30 am-9.30pm!
With his ipad..reading comics haha

When you look at the pictures of the villa on Agoda or the website itself,you're actually seeing the actual pictures.It wasn't doctored or photoshopped in anyway like when you see some hotel pictures etc.

That was what blew my mind when I reach the villa at midnight(our flight from KL was at 8.25pm),it was just so beautiful and worth every penny spent.It was so huge!

The super comfy bed
The spacious bathroom
Gotta bring my toiletries!
We chose a two bedroom villa.Each bedroom had a living area with a flat screen tv which had various tv channels.There was a big canopy bed(with mosquito netting..thank god),a rain shower and also a huge bathtub.

The super plush bed..that's Qarla's head on the right
There was also a huge pool,a beautiful raised hut and a garden.We had a dining table and a kitchen with a fridge,stove and a well stocked cabinet and a water dispenser--hot,cold and fresh water.

Suffice to say that the villa was just very well equipped so that their guests will have a perfectly comfortable stay there.There was a safe box in each room,a hair dryer,bathrobes,slippers and there was full size bottles of shampoo,body wash and conditioner as well along with the normal things like shower cap,sewing kit,shaver & etc.
Qarla's excited for breakfast!
Breakfast was sent to our villa every morning.The pool was cleaned every morning as well.Our bedroom was cleaned everytime we go out--sometimes twice in a day.
They clean the pool every morning
I would definitely love to stay at the villa again with my family or friends.The staff just really take care of you despite there was less than 6 staffs there if I'm not mistaken.
Facial at the villa!
Laundry was cheap as well(in comparison to hotels in Malaysia).I send my dress for cleaning and it was only 6000idr(around rm1.80) and also had facial at the villa--it was around 122500 idr.But do take note that they've a 21% tax on anything there.
Breakfast time
I even forgot to print my boarding pass for our return ticket and the staff of The Tukad Villa told me to just email them the boarding pass and they'll print it for me.Which they did and then they send it to our room.I felt a bit sad inside when we had to check out from the villa.A part of me didn't want to leave the place.haha
sleeping beauty
Qarla wanted to join the picture :P
Overall,the five of us had such a great stay at The Tukad Villa during our 4 days in Bali.Great villa and service.I definitely recommend the place for those who wants to stay longer in Bali or travelling with family members as it is very very comfortable and spacious.
We will be back!

The Tukad Villa's website

My review of the villa on Trip Advisor:

My review of our driver Gede on Trip Advisor:

The Tukad Villa on Agoda: