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Friday, 28 August 2015

Life in Academy of Pastry Arts !


UPDATING of my absence in my real world. haha. Gave up majority of my time into my academy and i have been busy like NON-stop having to juggle so many things but don't get me wrong i'm not complaining, i'm just busy ! haha.. And i'm sure those of you who know me it won't come to a suprise that i'm perusing this professionally now. Since all i talk about is baking! At lease now stepping through my 5th month in this wonderful academy it have taught me so much that i wanted to learn and much much more about pastry and baking in general..
Those of you who are on my facebook or instagram you can see my constantly weekly updates of my products and what i have learn. Normally i only use to dream about products like this, or only see it through pinterest or instagram. Never in my mind i could actually create in until now.. and still there is another 4 more months of learning before i'm out in the real world of pastry.. But i'm sad to say that i have gained so much weight ever since i started (OMG, the sugar intake.. will seriously last me a life time !!) hahahhaa.. but i come to terms with it, for the sake of learning.. ! (that's what i say to comfort myself late at night .... T.T)

One of my very early stages in academy where i was learning the basics of sponges and cakes with Chef Peter this Awesome Hungarian lecturer, who always calls me a chacabaca.. ( which until now i still don't know what is it, it might just be a curse word XD... hahahah!) 



Chef Peter also taught me my very first Sugar show piece, which was another eye opening class. Never heard of sugar show piece until i came to this academy. look at the rose from sugar.. ( or chef peter will call it pretty cabbage !) hahaha

(sugar apple anyone ? if this was in snow white, she would die of diabetics... )

Slightly later stage in my academy, when i got into my intermediate level, where is our first time getting expose to Chocolate show piece. & because this is like the most awesome academy, we got to learn it from one of the best chocolate sculptors in the world (ahem* i'm stroking Chef Lawrence ego now..) haha.. But to be frank, his chocolate work is seriously amazing and is seriously a privilege to be able to get knowledge from him first hand. ( & he is super patient with us ... !)

Look at my satisfied face after finishing our chocolate show piece.. I have updated my social media with pictures, and my friends will constantly ask me about the show pieces i've done and do you eat them after ! HAHAHA!... sorry guys, it's recycled chocolate (meaning is super dirty, and it have tons of colored cocoa butter on it) so we kind of dismantle it and recycle the chocolate again for the next class..


& this ultimate class which i have a Love-hate relationship with.. FONDANT ! Gum paste, pastillage and fondant.. Which got a chance to learn from the famous Chef Jess.. first day in class, i taught i kinda know some idea of this class, but nope i was wrong ! I have heard of different types of paste for fondant making.. but never really know about the function. We also got to do the gum paste and pastillage from scratch. Until now i'm still amaze, cause i only think i need to buy it. XD.. (seriously the things i know, is like a only a faction..) I still need much practice on my wedding cake skills, but hopefully this will become a more love and not hate relationship anymore.. !

look at that lovely flower band ! <3 


Presenting the poster BOY for our academy. HAHA! Chef Angelo is from the States. That amzing breakfast pastry spread ! One of the best person who can describe in detail on why and how you should make your dough.
Learning so many new and creative ways on how to make croissant and other types of breakfast pastries ! immediately, you can double the price selling bake goods like this ! HAHA..

How not to gained, look at the amount of fat goodness ! (yes, it taste heavenly right out from the oven.) 

Up level into intermediate class, making tart and torte (which mean tarts and cakes) learning it from one of the youngest Chef in our academy, Chef Otoman. Haha.. (like a superhero, maybe he watch too much superhero movies when he was young.. ) This is one of the cutest product we have made, and LOVE the deco and color contrast of the whole spread.  Thanks for making the class comical and fruitful at the same time. :D


& one of the most recent class, is Chocolate bon bon week, which was taught by Chef Chong. Don't the spread look like show room for chocolates.. never had a thing for chocolate, always taught it was just a little too hard ! But after this week, finally getting a better understanding of chocolate, (it still alot to absorb.. ) And now i know why chocolate bon bon are so freaking expensive, it takes up alot of time and effort ! Learning how to respect my product so it respects me in return ! 












But adding to that, the academy also gives a better understanding of the world of pastry life and what is like to be in a real kitchen. (but i think is probably only 10% of what is really is out there.. ) mostly i'm happy about my course because finally getting to learn what i adore for such a long time.. but on the other hand there are down times, when the kitchen gets so hectic you just want to sit at a corner and talk to the wall.. well not everything is prefect, getting a slight culture shock at first (because i'm only normally exposed to office lifestyle.. ) but i guess it builds you up and emotionally i feel slightly less weaker..(?) haha..

Signing off now, and back to my daily routine. might be dormant on my blog for quite awhile. But do follow me on instagram if you want some sugar rush. *wink... haha.

And those of you who are chasing your passion in pastry i definetly recommend you to come to this Academy. It's the best place to be and it gives you maximum exposure in all the related fields of pastry ! :D
My academy always have open day on the weekends so you should go check them out, all their info will be listed in the website. :)

Website : http://academyofpastryartsmalaysia.com/join-us/

Location : 
Lot 2-A, 2nd floor, wisma Thrifty,
No. 19, Jalan Barat, 46200, PJ, 
Selangor.
(opposite PJ Hilton) 

Ko Skincare Specialist Skincare Review (Part 2)


Take TWO of my Skincare review for KO skincare.. :D
If you're curious and want to read my first one Click HERE to see what i have been using previously :D



In my previous post i have updated you on what i have been up to and how Dr. KO skincare products have been helping my skin. So i'm here again, to add a few more products which i have missed out previously :D
I'm sure those beauty fanatics out there should definitely give Dr.KO skin care a try, mainly because the products are created as a treatment to treat your skin with extra care.


Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence I 30ml RM120
It helps to reduce any imperfection on your skin and balancing back sebum production. So you will have a clearer and refined complexion, is suitable for acne-prone skin type. It is also Alcohol free and it helps to boost the efficiency of your moisturizer.
After using it i can see the improvement in my complexion. :D

How I Use it :
Apply it on after apply your moisturizer. I normally use it during the day.




KO Dermaceutical Perfect C Serum 23 40ml RM280
This cute little product is super powerful. It contains antioxidant which will lighten your skin tone, refine open pores and also boost the collagen production in your skin and helps to firm your facial complexion !! I can see my overall complexion and freckles are lightening.. This magical product contains: Arbutin, vitamin C, E, B5, trehalose and hydrolyzed prune extract.

How I use it :
After i finish with cleansing and toning, i will apply it on my face to my neck and slowly massage it until it all absorbs. I use it once during the day, but if you want optimal result you can use it twice daily.. But because i have combination- oily skin, i prefer only using it during my day application. :D



Now you are able to buy Dr.KO skin Specialist products online too 

& to celebrate the opening of the E-store, there are some promotion that you might be interested!! Which will be from 20 july - 20 August 2015:
  • 20% storewide discount
  • 50% discount on Ko Series
  •  Free delivery for purchase of RM300.00 and above

Download the Dr. Ko Skin Specialist mobile app to receive a RM20.00 e-voucher code (you will find 
the e-voucher code displayed under the Promotion Tab). One (1) redemption per account and it is 
valid with the 20% storewide discount (excluding 50% discount items).

Google Play 

Apple App Store

Dr. Ko Skin Specialist headquarters
Klinik Pakar Kulit Ko Sdn Bhd
10A-22A, Jalan Temoh,
Off Jalan Goh Hock Huat,
41400 Klang, Selangor,
Malaysia.

Tel: 03 3343 3140


Telephone: 1-800-22-33-22


Ko Skincare Specialist Review


Hello hello, Oh, how i miss my blogging.. Yes i'm back and ready to start sharing. Did some visiting at Dr.Ko previously and wanted to share some amazing stuff with you. Like every girl, we want to achieve that silky smooth skin which is radiant from the inside.. (sometimes is really hard to get!) usually cause we have to look for the specific product that is suitable to our skin, and not every product we try will definitely work for us.. So looking for a good skin that suits your face is like a treasure hunt. (an expensive one too i might add).. but i think is still a good investment.

So just to begin, I visited one of the many Dr. KO clinic which was located in 10 boulevard (nearby Damansara Uptown).


I met up with the Doctor and she gave me a full consultation. Basically she looks and my skin, and try to detect the problem which i have and give me the remedy for my problematic face.. XD
Which i think is much better than buying your skincare without consulting someone. With a consultation, you are able to get a better understanding of your face and what are the problems that you don't realize and the Doctor does.

Did you know ?

The founder of Dr. Ko Skin Specialist – Dr Ko Chung Beng, spent 17 years in UK and obtained his
specialist qualifications prior to his return to Malaysia in 1994. He headed the Dermatology
Department of Seremban Hospital until 1997, then founded the KO Skin Specialist which has since
been providing a comprehensive range of in-depth services from dermatology to cosmetic surgery.

When he first started out on his own in 1997, KO Skin Specialist was just a little clinic in Klang,
located on the first floor of a shop lot. However the effectiveness of his prescriptions soon spread
and today, that little clinic is now the headquarters for the 26 clinics of KO Skin Specialist centres
across Malaysia. KO Skin Specialist now has their very own formulation of skincare products which
are formulated by their team of professionals to combat signs of aging, acne and other skin
problems. The centres also offer the most complete range of laser therapy equipment in Asia. No
longer just a Malaysian brand, KO Skin Specialist has a branch in Xiamen, China, and will be opening more branches in the future! Impressive huh ?


Will be sharing some of the products that i got. :D



KO Dermaceutical Perfect Radiance Toner 21 120ml RM198

Prefect Radiance Toner does not contain alcohol, it's formulated with plant extracts which soothing to the skin which being able to inhibiting melanin production.
It will help with dull, tired skin; transforming it into a brighter and luminous complexion. It gives your skin an instant freshness. It is free from any alcohol, colorant and preservatives.

How do i use it:
After cleansing my face, i will spray it on my face with my eyes closed. (but for other alternative you can also use cotton pad instead of spraying)
besides that, you can spray it on your face after you apply make up if you feel your skin is slightly dry. Anytime during the day you feel dehydrated, you can use to spray your face.

Ingredients:
Cactus pear extract, trehalose, centifolia rose extract, witch hazel extract, cucumber extract, orange flower water, raspberry fruit water, lavender essential oil.



Dermax Dermax Bio Hydro Gel 7A 50g RM280
This lovely product contains Tea tree which is infused into the hydro gel that penetrates in your skin which will give you the fresh feeling immediately.it is very suitable for combination and oily skin (like mine!)

How i use it:
After cleansing and toning, apply over face and neck. Use it twice everyday.


Ko Dermacare Anti Acne Mist 65ml RM120
This is one of the products which i adore.. Because i'm always rushing, so i don't have the time to wait and slow apply products. With this mist, i'm able to just bring it along with me and spray it whenever. It helps to reduce my pimples and give that soothing sensation to my irritated skin. It helps control sebum production, reduces redness, inflammation and breakout. Can be used as a toner and to set makeup.

How I use it:
I use this mist anytime after cleansing to after putting my makeup on. anytime through the day i will use it :D



Now you are able to buy Dr.KO skin Specialist products online too 

& to celebrate the opening of the E-store, there are some promotion that you might be interested!! Which will be from 20 july - 20 August 2015:
  • 20% storewide discount
  • 50% discount on Ko Series
  •  Free delivery for purchase of RM300.00 and above

Download the Dr. Ko Skin Specialist mobile app to receive a RM20.00 e-voucher code (you will find 
the e-voucher code displayed under the Promotion Tab). One (1) redemption per account and it is 
valid with the 20% storewide discount (excluding 50% discount items).

Google Play 

Apple App Store

Dr. Ko Skin Specialist headquarters
Klinik Pakar Kulit Ko Sdn Bhd
10A-22A, Jalan Temoh,
Off Jalan Goh Hock Huat,
41400 Klang, Selangor,
Malaysia.

Tel: 03 3343 3140


Telephone: 1-800-22-33-22
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