Top 5 Favourite Spots to Eat

I LOVE FOOD. FOOD IS LIFE. I literally don't even mind spending all my money on food. I would do some food hunting at least once a month, maybe? Seriously. This is exactly the reason why I become broke by the end of every single month and keep on gaining weight instead. My bad!

Bak kata pepatah, "bab makanan jangan berkira", eh?

Seafood dinner! Sweet & sour fish, kailan ikan masin, butter prawn, sotong goreng tepung and rice packed in the shape of a heart! Lol.

But of course, there are a few places that I would consider MY FAVOURITE SPOTS TO EAT! These are the places I think I would never get bored or feel sick of. These places have the food I will continuously crave for! And of course, from my point of view, they definitely worth the money.

Here you go, my top 5 favourite places to fill my hungry stomach! Nyum!

1. Sushi King
SUSHI can never go wrong. There are so many other sushi restaurants here in Malaysia but I've only tried Sushi King, hehe. I don't know why I'm not even bothered to try the others. Oh, I've tried Empire Sushi as well. Empire Sushi is more to like an express, take-away sushi store. What I love about Sushi King are not just the sushi, but the other menus as well! The bento box, oh my god, so freaking good. The sad thing is that I'm the only one who eats sushi in my family! So, I will either go with my friends or alone. Yes, this is like the only restaurant I wouldn't mind eating alone because ugh, I just can't resist sushi!

2. Jombali
Jombali has like the most varied menu I've ever seen. It's one of the restaurants I would take a bit longer time staring at the menu as there are so many choices that I sometimes just don't know what to eat! From Malay to Western, name it. Another thing is, although this restaurant is quite expensive, I think it's worth it because of the food portion. The portion is damn huge guys, legit. You will definitely walk out of the restaurant with a hella full stomach! One of my favourite things to order here is the Mac & Cheese. Very delicious, guys. Highly recommended!

3. Family Mart
Oh hell yeah, everyone knows this! It's quite famous here in Malaysia. Family Mart is a convenience store based in Japan. It's like their version of 7-Eleven. What's so special about this store is they sell Oden! Oden is a Japanese one-pot dish consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, fish balls, crab sticks, and fishcakes stewed in a light, soy-flavoured dashi broth or tom yum. I recommend everyone to give it a try! They're very rare and of course, tasty! Another thing that is very famous here is the Matcha Ice Cream. It's a must whenever I go to Family Mart. I love it so much!

4. IKEA Restaurant
Mentioning IKEA, you guys would probably be thinking of the meatballs, right? Yeap! Those Swedish Meatballs are very mouth-watering. What differs this meatball dish with others is that it is served with lingonberry jam! It might sound weird but trust me, they're such a perfect combination. Oh, there are many other choices of food too! You don't always have to eat the meatballs. The pasta, salad, fried chicken, and many more are so, so good! I've tried them and for me, all of IKEA's food is worth the long wait in line. The prices are quite affordable too!

5. Boat Noodle
Thai food! Who doesn't love them? Boat Noodle is popular because of the way they serve and the way we eat the noodles. They serve them in small bowls and we would stack them up once we finish eating! The noodles are tasty too, unique flavour all the way from Thailand. Other than the noodles, you guys should try the other dishes such as pad thai, which is also very good! I love pad thai, one of my favourite Thai food. Boat Noodle also sells streamed kaya buns. The buns are extremely soft, served with sweet kaya dip. MUST TRY.

There are a variety of other places to eat around here in our country, but those are my top 5 favourites! Do you guys know that Malaysia is the fattest country in Asia? Seriously! I'm quite shocked but at the same time not that shocked since it's pretty obvious how we have TOO MANY types of restaurants, selling different types of food from all around the world. Malaysia itself has lots of unique food, right?
What are your favourite spots to eat?
P.s. : Sorry for not having proper flat lay photos. My bad.

P.s.s. : My giveaway is still going on, guys! A huge one, 5 mystery boxes to be won! Don't miss this amazing chance, CLICK HERE to join!

Mystery Boxes Giveaway by Liyana Jasmi


Yowwww! As I've promised in the previous post, I'm finally doing a giveaway! I can't remember when was the last time I did one, probably a few years ago. For now, I'm so damn excited. It's gonna be a huge one because I'm giving lots of stuff! Seriously! Feeling very generous lately, so why not?

And what is more exciting about this giveaway is ... it is a MYSTERY BOX GIVEAWAY! Surprise!!! What is EVEN MORE exciting? There's a total of FIVE (5) MYSTERY BOXES to be won! YES, GUYS! 5 MYSTERY BOXES! 5 WINNERS! WOOHOO!
Crazy enough? Haaa, y'all better join. What's inside the box? Eh, of course, it's a secret! 1 box contains 6 items. That's a lot, right? Y'all seriously should join. Who wants a surprise from me? Hehe, don't miss this chance!

So, how to win? Here are the terms and rules. Easy peasy lemon squeezy, now worries!

  1. FOLLOW this blog (click here).
  2. CREATE A POST with the title 'Mystery Boxes Giveaway by Liyana Jasmi'.
  3. Put the GIVEAWAY BANNER in your post.
  4. BACKLINK the banner to this post of mine (here's the link).
  5. TAG 3 OTHER BLOGGERS, make sure they know about it! Roger them!
  6. PUBLISH! And SUBMIT your post link in the comment section below.

EXTRA (tak wajib);
FOLLOW any of my social media accounts: Twitter, InstagramBloglovin'
• You can write ANYTHING you want in that post, no specific contents.

Very easy, right? What are you waiting for? Let me surprise you guys with these boxes! Then you can do an unboxing post, yay. Curious enough? Go and join now!

The differences between the 5 boxes? Well, all the items are almost the same. The only differences are maybe in terms of the colour or designs. Only about 2 or 3 items that are a bit different and special. Hehe, but it's completely random.

Everyone has the chance to win! 5 winners, guys!

25 November - 16 December (3 weeks)
*can be extended / cut if necessary

Winners Announcement:
20 December 2018 (Thursday)

I really hope many of you guys will join this giveaway. I rarely do this kind of contest, so why not? Plus, the rules are easy peasy kan! Honestly, I just feel like showing some appreciation for all the bloggers and my readers out there. You guys deserve this. Don't forget to promote this giveaway to your friends! Hihi.




1st Semester of Foundation!

Hello everyoneee! Hello! Hello! Finally, an update from this blog! Hahah. I hope it's not going to be awkward or something, but I'm really excited to write today. I've been missing this blog so much!

As you can see on the title, I'm literally going to talk about my studies, lol. I've been missing in action from this blog since June, right? And that was because I started my student life again (after leaving high school) in that particular month. I had my laptop with me, I thought I would be able to at least update this blog with one or two posts. But y'all, trust me, I had a very hectic life right after I enter this program.

I'm currently taking Foundation in Biological Science in University of Malaya. Also known as, PASUM. It is a full-time Pre-University Program, and the duration is 2 semesters (10 months). UM's foundation program is one of the hardest ones in Malaysia. And yes, I have to admit that it is quite tough. The schedule is very packed, the learning process is also quite fast, and everyone there is very, very intelligent. SPM results means nothing anymore. Everyone is so good, the competition is so freaking high. Fun fact, highest rate of depression in UM is not even medical students, but PASUM students. Dammit.

Long story short, we started in June until November for this 1st Semester. And yes guys, that is why I'm back! I just finished our 1st Semester in PASUM, and I survived! Alhamdulillah. I have to admit that there were sooooo many challenges that I needed to face. I've been to that point where I feel so stressed, I feel like giving up. But alhamdulillah with all of the prayers and support I got, I've made it! Woohoo!

We, the foundation students, are placed in Kolej Ungku Aziz (KUAZ), the 11th College in University of Malaya. There's a total of 12 residential colleges. Despite all the stress I had in PASUM, I love and really enjoy my life in KUAZ. PASUM and KUAZ are two different things. We have to walk about 1.3km everyday to PASUM. PASUM is where we learn all those academic stuffs, while KUAZ is where we live and do all other co-curricular activities.

PASUM is not that bad. My lecturers are very kind. The food is damn nice (although they're a bit pricey). My classmates are great. What makes the students feeling extra stress is because of the tough system. Since UM is the 1st university in Malaysia and 87th in the world, of course they want to maintain the record, which makes it harder comparing to other foundation or matriculation programs. Other pre-uni programs might only have one examination each semester which we called finals. But here in PASUM, we have 3 exams in each semester. Quizzes and presentations every single week. The laboratory practical classes are quite hard too. Semester break? Only 1 week for us! 1 freaking week! Other pre-uni programs would have at least 3 weeks of semester break. Huhu. Whatever it is, with the packed schedule, it becomes a pretty hard challenge for all of us.

Life in KUAZ is so much fun and I will definitely miss the college once this foundation program ends. When I first started this new life, I was a bit homesick. I wanted to go home, I would cry. That first (orientation) week didn't went well for me. But as time pass by until now, I'm legit enjoying my life as a KUAZian! I love my roommates, they're amazing. I also have a few friends from my high school here. I started to join co-curricular activities where I made lots of new friends as well. My life becomes much better. The food is great too! And Wifi, oh hell yeah!

I'm holding 2 positions in my college. First, I'm a graphic designer under JTKD Multimedia for a club called JKP Akademik & Intelektual (ADIN) in the college. What do I do? I design stuffs for this club. Posters, shirts, banners, slides and others for any of the programs that they're helding. I love designing, but it could be tough when you're designing for someone else. Hehe, gaining some new experience here!

Next one, I'm the secretory for the college's volunteering team under the club JKP Kebajikan & Kemasyarakatan (KEMAS). We organize volunteering programs for the students. The program is called Feed The Need, where we will give free food for homeless people around Kuala Lumpur. It was great and I learned a lot. I learned that it is not that easy to actually organize an event from A to Z. Being a secretory is a lot of work, but with my good and helpful teammates I have, it becomes very fun.

There are so many other stories I want to share, but let's stop right here. Now, I'm just going to show you guys these pictures of some memorable moments I had throughout this 1st Semester as a foundation student. Overall, I'm very, very grateful for everything. Alhamdulillah. I'm very happy to get the chance to join PASUM. I'm living my life. It is all going to be worth it in the end.

Kayak-ing at UM's Tasik Varsiti! One of the activities that is a must for all UM students.

My awesome roommates, Syu & Mashi! The ones that would light up my day with their funny stories and stupid jokes.

 My class, HE1! Great people, featuring our Mentor Lecturer, Dr. Ungku Ferwani.

Throwback to our college's Merdeka Celebration this year! 

Girls of HE1! A bunch of crazy and loud makciks.

Throwback to when we joined Health Career 101 program held by UM's Faculty of Medicine. Damn goals!

Chemistry lab! Here's one of the best lab classes since we got to play with those molecule structures.

Actually, we can't use our phones in labs but oops! Physics lab; confusing as always, heheh.

Biology lab a.k.a. drawing class! All we do is draw, draw and draw. Tiring but fun!

Our first Feed The Need 1.0 program went very well. So proud of the volunteering team!

Thank you so much to all the people who has been with me throughout this hectic life as a foundation student. We survived! So proud of each one of them. Now, it's time for a holiday, although it is only for a while. I'm so going to make use of this hella short, 1 week semester break. Yay!
P.s. : I'm going to be doing a giveaway really soon, guys! A giveaway! Hehe. Please stay tuned!