Pandan themed McCafé Menu review

Hi everyone!

It was a hell of a week, I was pretty busy with life… And Monday appeared…

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This is going to be a really quick post considering I’ll be reviewing the last two items on the McDonald’s menu that is uniquely Singapore! Also, fret not, I managed to put up a small post despite being sick and busy 😦

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This will be what this post will be featuring!

#1 Kueh Salat Cake

Basically, this dish based this traditional kueh called Kueh Salat that we have at Singapore! It looks like this! There is the creamy green custard thing (I don’t know, I’m not Malay :() and the white glutinous rice

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I would say the resemblance is 9.15/10

My Verdict:

I liked this a lot, the essence coconut was spot on. I liked the extra bits of coconut on top of the dish itself. It gives the cake a refined look. I wish some cafe did come up with this, I’d actually go there and spend considering this is temporary on the McCafé menu 😦

Rating:

4/5

Would I eat it again?

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#2 Pandan Coco Frappé

This frappé is made up of pandan and coconut with grass jelly. That is all, then of course, the obvious whipped cream!

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My Verdict:

Initially, I liked it because of the grass jelly. Then, it felt too sweet for me and I’m a sweet tooth, at least my mum says I am. In the end, it didn’t even matter because I couldn’t drink the rest of the drink because it was too thick and stuck to the cup, I DK WHY…

Let me collect myself because I just reminded myself of Linkin Park 😦

Rating:

2.5/5 (Grass jelly and whipped cream)

Would I drink it again?

 

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You lost me, McDonald’s for this drink 😦

 

This is the last instalment of McDonald’s review for the month. With the Nasi Lemak burger gone in two weeks, you should definitely try this while it lasts!

With that, I would like to end my post…

Many seek good nights and lose good days so go out there and have a great week! 😉

See ya next time,

Muna 🙂

The Versatile Blogger Award

First of all, I would like to thank The Shining Gem for nominating me for this beautiful award. This is actually my first nomination and here’s my reaction:

 

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I cannot say how much it means to me :’)

 

The Versatile Blogger Award features bloggers who love what they do and show their passion virtually.  As the web page about the Versatile Blogger Award says: Honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether everyday or only now and then.

Rules for the nominations:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate up to 15 bloggers for this award and inform them.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Put the logo of Versatile Blogger in your post and display the rules also.

Seven facts about myself

  1. I love Dark Chocolate.
  2. Can’t live without coffee.
  3. LOVE FOOD, need to establish that.
  4. An introspective Extrovert.
  5. Donuts are my bae.
  6. I love the Harry Potter series, read it 3 times so far.
  7. I’m a make up junkie, lipstick hoarder

Now, down to business!

I Nominate 

  1. JOSIE ARANA
  2. Yoly, Real Stories
  3. Mozalfa Ilyas Photography
  4. The Diary Of A Muslim Girl
  5. Mohamad Al Karbi
  6. Neal’s Epiphany
  7. RisFit
  8. As a Girl thinketh….
  9. Adventure 57
  10. Tiny Asian Pastry Girl
  11. sherinaspeaks
  12. READY TO LOVE
  13. Hidden Positives
  14. The Newest Writer
  15. D.I.Y-ing Machine

Please do leave the link to your post on the comment section if you decide to make a post of this! I can’t wait to read them if you are gonna make a post!

With that…

Many seek good nights and lose good days so go out there and have a great weekend ahead!

See ya next time,

Munabanana

 

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Let’s talk about… Double Standards

Hi,

I swear this is not a click bait. I wasn’t exactly sure how to word the title but I think this should do?

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Well, you have to accept it and get ready for another opinion based post because I have strong opinions.

Double Standards

Can we just talk about how society perceives certain standards to be acceptable to a group of people but it is not acceptable to a different group?

Let me just give you a personal example:

When I was ‘plum’ as I would put it, one of my relatives told me this:

“Hey, you know guys like slim girls right? If you continue being fat, no one’s going to want to marry you.”

When I got into working out, two of my friends told me this:

“So, you work out a lot now right? You know guys don’t like girls who are muscular right?”

For the record, I no longer associate myself with the two friends above nor do I give two shits about what they say.

 

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For getting rid of toxic people, as for the relative, can’t do much.

Does it really matter if I’m fat or muscular as a woman? Why is feminity associated with being slim and why can’t we be muscular as well?

At the same time, if a guy is super skinny, he is considered to be a ‘wuss’ or a weak person. But why is it alright for a woman to be skinny? So why do the different genders have different body standards? Why can’t we be the same? Or why is the other standard not accepted?

Yes, I get that the male species, in general, are the ones who are supposedly physically stronger. And you know what? I totally agree.

What if it is a woman’s soul trapped in a man’s body and he doesn’t want to be muscular?  Or simply because he doesn’t want to work out?

It is sad that in today’s society that a lot of issues are associated with a certain standard for certain group of people.

 

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The ‘Like’ Button is WAITING right for you to click it.

 

Like how grades are associated with intelligence where if you score a better grade, you are smarter but to me, it’s all about discipline.

Like the perception of how a good leader is usually a man. *cough cough* Totally hinting at America’s election last year.

Like how prisoners are not allowed to vote? Aren’t they members of the society too? Are you saying that they don’t have voting rights? Why?

Like how women are considered selfish if they don’t want to have children but for a man, it is alright? Hello, it’s the 21st Century?

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Like how women are expected to know how to cook, why can’t men cook for a change?

Like how men can’t be more emotional than women? No, I think we are all entitled to cry sometimes.

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With that, I just want to say be you, hell with society’s standards. Do what you love and if anyone says anything about it, tell them:

“It’s my life, not yours and I don’t wanna hear it.”

In fact, I have started saying it and people have started shutting up so embrace yourself and who cares what the society thinks. Remember, you are part of the society.

Many seek good nights and lose good days so go out there and have a great week ahead!

See ya next time,

Muna c:

 

McDonald’s Nasi Lemak Set meal review

Hellooooooooo,

I’m here to announce that I am in a committed relationship with Food, who needs a man, right? Mel practically laughed for two minutes straight when I told her this over Skype and then she said, “Yeah, Food never cheats on you, Muna.”

DAMN RIGHT, it doesn’t. Best boyfriend award goes to Food! It’s my comfort in this cruel world.

Speaking of foooood, I live in a place where I can find all kinds of cuisines, nothing is unavailable, I can say that without a doubt. What country do I live in?

Singapore.

Yes, that tiny country on the map which also happens to be turning 52 years old. Ah yes, National Day and in the land with different cuisines, McDonald’s is kind of a staple fast food at times when you need it fast… Okay, I think you need McDonald’s anywhere.

 

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I LOVE YOU, SNAPE :’)

 

McDonalds’ came up with all these new food items on their menu just for National Day!

 

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The promotional poster from McDonald’s Singapore!

 

And…

I just had to try!

Let’s go in the order of what I ate!

#1 Chendol McFlurry

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Thanks Y for the picture! 🙂

The best I could get of McFlurry. I tasted the following elements, the vanilla ice cream, the green jelly, gula melaka (Brown sugar) and some coconut shavings. So Y and I shared the calories and Y loved it so much though she blamed me for dragging her into trying…

Leadership level: Influential leader.

 

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He’s so handsume :’)

 

And Y, you love me for making you live life dangerously… like eating ice cream when coming down with the flu but I really hope you are fine. PLEASE BE FINE.

My verdict:

I loved the elements, I felt nothing was lacking at all except maybe the presentation? McDonald’s, the ice cream looks so good on the promotional poster… Why would you put that cover? 😦

Rating:

4.5/5

Would I eat it again?

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#2 Nasi Lemak Burger

 

These are the best pictures of the burger, the lighting was pretty bad I don’t know why. It basically consists of the bun with semolina, a patty made of chicken thigh (MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE CHICKEN) which is supposed to be coconut-y, sweet and spicy sambal sauce, topped with fried egg and cucumber slices.

Before I go into my verdict, for the benefit of my overseas followers, let me introduce Nasi Lemak. Nasi Lemak is basically a local dish. It consists of coconut rice, fried egg, sambal chili, ikan bilis with peanuts, fried chicken wing and/or fried fish.

My Verdict:

I hate Nasi Lemak in general because I have super high standards for it as my mum makes the best coconut rice in the world. I basically did not like the burger. To me, it was a disappointment! I had no expectations actually but the sambal was actually better than most of the sambals I have had. I loved the egg, it was well done and the cucumber slices added a little to the Nasi Lemak feels

However, there’s no rice to this. What makes Nasi Lemak is the coconut rice but in this burger, I tasted no coconut in that and was like how is this Nasi Lemak. ALSO, where is my Ikan Bilis and PEANUTS ?!

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Rating:

3/5 (only for the chili and egg)

Would I eat it again?

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#3 Bandung McFizz

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It’s basically soda with Bandung which is made with rose syrup and milk. Simply put.

My Verdict:

The Bandung was of moderate sweetness and I thoroughly enjoyed it and with each sip, I felt the kick of a soda at the back of my throat. Though the drink was simple, I actually liked it a lot.

Rating:

4/5

Would I drink it again?

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#4 Criss Cut Fries

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I felt nothing can go wrong with this. IT IS FRIES, it is crispier when it is hot, that is about it. The sprinkles of pepper I think, really good.

My Verdict:

I sneakily tried it hot while waiting for my bus and when I got home, it was a little soggy, still good. It will always be a bomb with curry sauce and garlic chili sauce.

Rating:

4.5/5 (I’m feeling generous tonight)

Would I eat it again?

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#5 Coconut Pie

 

It is made of crusty pastry and coconut filling with coconut bits.

My verdict:

AMAZING. Everything was spot on, loved the flaky pastry and the coconut filling, OMG, I exploded into pure bliss. I am so glad that I saved the best for the last. The coconut bits were a treat for me. Damn, I wanna eat it again as I type this.

 

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This was me

 

Rating:

5/5 (Have I ever even…)

Would I eat it again?

 

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Hell yessss

 

The total cost of all the items here: $13.50

If you are a Singaporean or travelling to Singapore, THIS IS WORTH THE TRY. It’s pretty cheap for like so many items.

With that, I would like to end my post…

Many seek good nights and lose good days so go out there and have a great week! 😉

See ya next time,

Muna 🙂

 

 

 

 

5 Hacks that EVERY girl should know about periods!

Hi,

I know I disappeared for 10 days but there aren’t many interesting things going on in my life.

And…

Since I blogged about acne and the stuff I do to help it, I thought I should do a blog post on periods. Life is a struggle with periods and every time it arrives, I’m 95% sure everyone dreads it if you don’t then you are probably a period

Life is a struggle with periods and every time it arrives, I’m 95% sure everyone dreads it if you don’t then you are probably a period lover and….As a feminist, I respect your decision.

So back to periods, I remember the first time I got my period, I was so clueless that I didn’t even know what to do. I called my dad who was like, “Call your mum.”

True story

Eventually, I figured out what to do, did the wrong stuff, suffered a lot of cramps and learnt hacks to overcome that disastrous week once a month.

Periods are just gross to me. So…

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I need to internalise my thoughts on that.

“Ew Muna, why would you do this?”

Well, I’m a feminist who believes that I as a female can do this to help women all around the world! And if you are a fellow feminist, you wouldn’t judge me!

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Let me get straight into the hacks!

#1 Track your period

This is something really really important to me. And here’s why you should track your period! Regular or irregular periods, you should track your period, in case you are planning your trip and you don’t want to be on your period… and most of the time, tracker apps are pretty accurate.

Well, you have this to tell you about a month in advance when you are likely to get your next period. Doesn’t that help with planning your life out? Personally, I use the Clue app and it has been so accurate that I can’t find a fault with it.

I have been using it since last October and…

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It has been so accurate and I’m thankful for it!

Don’t give me the crap that your period is irregular, the more data you input into this thing, the more accurate it gets.

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Clue App looks something like this!

 

Also, you can share your cycle with people, like your partner so that they don’t think you are always PMS-ing!

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#2 Tampons

If you are still using pads, time to try tampons, they are like the best thing ever. You wouldn’t have to be constantly worried if you stained yourself with this hack!

So, basically put on a tampon and line your underwear with a pantyliner and you are good to go for at least 4 hours without a worry!

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#3 Double protection or the extension

If you are not ready to leave the pad game, this one’s for you!

For Double protection:

Well, you can use two pads instead of one for extra protection. But this hack can get a little messy at times, it has for me at least like 20 times.

So I wouldn’t recommend it, but it does come in handy sometimes.

For the extension:

Wear the pad normally but have an extension behind using the panty liner.

#4 Prepare a period pouch

There was a period of time when I was working, every female in my office knew my period pouch and I’m not even remotely embarrassed that I have one.

In your period pouch, you should always consider having the following items:

  1. 2-night flow pads
  2. 1-regular flow pads
  3. 3 tampons if you are not the one for pads
  4. 2 pantyliners
  5. 2 disposable panties (1 is too risky, I have tried)
  6. 1 plastic bag (for emergencies)
  7. 2 tiny packs of feminine wipes

The list may seem a lot but trust it has helped me go through many years of period without much discomfort

#5 Eat, Drink, Exercise and sleep more

Eat:

  • Soulful food, warm and filled with energy
  • Dark chocolate, it will refill the magnesium you have lost in your body during your period
  • More fruits like papaya, apples and oranges
  • Eat less heaty food like mangoes and dates

Drink:

  • More milk, your body needs that Calcium
  • Less Coffee
  • More water

For exercise, try Vinyasa Flow Yoga to help with the PMS and the cramps, I do it all the time. Here’s a 40 minutes sequence that I follow, Adriene’s amazing!

Also, just hit that snooze button because your body needs to energise more and what better way to do that than to sleep!

That’s all, folks! Til next time,

Muna 🙂