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Virgin Visit to Dinoscovery, Discoveria @ Avenue K, KL


RAWR!!!

Our two-year old was super excited when we brought him to Dinoscovery, Discoveria at Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur! 

Thanks Moms4Projects for organizing this amazing tour. Our little one enjoyed himself very much in activities that he could participate well. We were actually quite surprised that he was neither afraid of the dark and gloomy surroundings nor frightened by roaring sounds from the dinosaur animatronics. Not bad for a two-year old!

Now, let's see what we did in Dinoscovery. By the way, do read on to the end and you might win yourself Family Passes* to this rawwwwr-some, I mean awwwwesome place! ;)

*Contest by Moms4Projects.com

Mini sightseeing outside the huge wooden gate.

What is Dinoscovery?

Sprawling at 13,000 square feet, Dinoscovery is a place where we can travel back 250 million years in time and explore how dinosaurs lived and evolved, learn about prehistoric climate conditions and more through hands-on activities, huge dinosaur animatronics and other educational exhibits.


After we entered through the gate, we were given one Dino Quest map with stickers. Then, we wear our paleontologist vest. Even my two-year old has a tiny vest; he's the youngest paleontologist in town! :D

My husband was then given one headlight with strap and we all wore Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) wristbands. This is essential to complete the Dino Quest (complete map with stickers) later on in Dinoscovery.

Then, we were shown a short informative clip about what to expect during our tour in Dinoscovery.

 

Dinosaur Animatronics

There are 22 huge dinosaur animatronics that roar and move their head, tail, and limbs. Each animatronic comes with educational boards displaying information about the dinosaurs.


RFID Dino Quest

For dinosaurs fans, or if you have watched Jurassic World and want to go on an expedition, Dinoscovery is the place! Here, you can embark on a "treasure hunt" called RFID Dino Quest with your RFID wristband. Locate all 10 dino-specimens hidden throughout the exhibit and once this mission is completed, you will receive a certificate!


Race A Theropod

I like this! All you need to do is to challenge the world's fastest dinosaur ever found in this interactive 10-meter match. You just need to runnnnnnnnnnnn!!! Good workout while carrying an 11kg toddler. LOL!


Other activities

These two are my boy's favorite. He spent the bulk of his time here - collecting rubber balls in mini buckets, pouring them into the volcano, and watching them "erupting" from the volcano's tip. He also went to the excavation tip and played with brushes, sand, and dinosaur bone replicas.


Photos with Dinos

The boy took a photo in one of the eggshells, while I got tricked to go up a baby T-Rex. LOL!


Drawing/Coloring Area

At the end of the tour, he spent some more time coloring or rather scribbling.


Souvenir Shop

Finally, we can buy our photos at the Souvenir Shop. These photos were taken by Dinoscovery's photographers before we started touring. Each photo comes in a special Dinoscovery frame. There are also limited edition Dinoscovery memorabilia.


Discoveria Café

If you don't wish to leave first, you can stay back at their café and enjoy a selection of pasta, sandwiches, muffins, or fresh juice and coffee. By the way, you can also organize a dinosaur-themed birthday party at this café for your Dino-lover kids.


More about Discoveria

Website: http://discoveria.com.my/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoveria.kl
Address: Avenue K Shopping Mall, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Email: hello@discoveria.com.my
Contact number: +603 2181 7218


And now.....

WIN FREE FAMILY PASSES TO DINOSCOVERY!

1-10 October 2015
TEN (10) Family Passes to be won!



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Catch the brand new Star Wars Rebels Season 2 on Disney XD & Disney Channel from 3 October! [with Contest]


Dear Parents,

I believe most of you have kiddos who watch Disney Channel or Disney XD, right? And guess what? Star Wars Rebels is back with Season 2! Yes, it's Star Wars! Everyone, young and old, knows Star Wars. You do, don't you? ;)

This exciting new season is filled with more thrilling adventures with the Rebels, including appearances by fan-favorite characters Darth Vader, Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, Wolffe, and Gregor. 

Want to introduce your kids to Star Wars? The good news is, you can start with the Star Wars Rebels series. The greater news is, you get to WIN some really cool Disney goodie bags with Star Wars premiums! Contest deets in the post below. :)


But first, don't miss the premiere of Star Wars Rebels Season 2: The Siege of Lothal on SATURDAY, October 3 at 8am on Disney XD (Astro Channel 617) and 11am on Disney Channel (Astro Channel 615) followed by new episodes from October 24, 2015.




And now….. The Contest!
 

How to win?

1. Go to http://facebook.com/joycescapade 

2. Leave a comment on the PINNED post's comment section by telling me which Star Wars Rebels character* that you resemble the most and why. 

[Example: I'm like HERA SYNDULLA because I'm a mother and like her, I keep my family together and nurture them.]

- Comments can be submitted in English or Bahasa Malaysia.
- Picture comments are accepted, including memes.

3. Winners will be chosen based on the most creative comment. There will be ONE (1) Grand Prize winner and FIVE (5) Consolation Prize winners.

4. Contest starts on 26 September 2015 and ends on 6 October 2015.

*Star Wars Rebels characters:

KANAN JARRUS: A survivor of the Emperor's Jedi purge and the perceived leader of the Ghost crew. He is a less traditional Force-wielder than fans are used to seeing. He carries a blaster, is a little sarcastic, and keeps his Jedi past a secret.

EZRA BRIDGER: A 14-year-old con artist with crazy fast reflexes and who learns to fight for a greater good. Growing up on his own in the age of the Empire, Ezra has had to rely on his wit and cunning to get by. Since joining his new surrogate family, the crew of the Ghost, Ezra tries to fight the good fight and starts learning about his own Force-sensitive abilities.
 

ZEB ORRELIOS: A well-trained honor guard and is highly educated, which juxtaposes his brutish, alien appearance. An agile fighter who uses his hands, feet and acrobatics, Zeb's favorite pastime is beating up Stormtroopers or "bucket heads" as he calls them.

SABINE WREN: An expert saboteur and weapons specialist as a key member of the Ghost crew. She hates the way the Empire has cracked down on personal expression, so she fights back with her own explosive graffiti art. She has a great understanding of weapons and combat like few others, and has turned against the Empire.

HERA SYNDULLA: An ace pilot, able fighter, and a true believer in the Rebel cause. As the pilot of the starship Ghost, she often gets the team to their missions and helps them escape in the nick of time. While she's strong-willed, she also keeps the group together, and can be warm and nurturing.

 

Prizes

Grand Prize (x1): Goodie bag valued at approximately RM175
  • 1x Hasbro Star Wars collection
  • Star Wars pen
  • Disney XD notebook
  • Disney XD notepad
  • Disney XD shoebag
  • Disney XD football 
Consolation Prizes (x5): Goodie bag valued at approximately RM60 each
  • Disney XD notebook
  • Disney XD notepad
  • Disney XD football
  • Disney Channel tumbler

Terms & Conditions

1. Participants must reside in Malaysia with a valid postal address.

2. Participants can submit multiple entries (not repeated comments) but each participant is only entitled to ONE (1) prize if chosen as one of the winners.

3. Entries not related to the contest will be deleted without notice.

4. Entries containing vulgarity, racism, politics, and religion will be deleted without notice.

5. Contest ends 2359HRS (GMT +8) on 6 October 2015.


HAVE FUN AND GOOD LUCK!
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU.


For inquiries, drop me a message via Facebook Messenger or email me at joycescapade@gmail.com.

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Aubergine Lasagne


Aubergine Lasagne

It's IHCC's potluck week. I have aubergines in the fridge, so I look up for creative recipes that will do them some justice. Haha. Jamie Oliver has this recipe called Aubergine Lasagna. Sounds great!


Recipe adapted from here.

Ingredients:
(Serves 2)

1/4 cup olive oil
3 small aubergines, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon dried chili flakes
2 cups fresh tomato paste
1 bunch fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
2 cups grated Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3-4 store-bought lasagne sheets, room temperature
Olive oil, for drizzling 

How to:

1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly oil a casserole dish.

2. Heat up olive oil in a frying pan. Slowly fry the aubergine chunks, garlic, and chili flakes for about 10 minutes. Mash the aubergine until they become mushy.

3. Add the tomato paste and basil leaves. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce thickens.

4. Spread a layer of the sauce in the prepared dish. Sprinkle the three types of cheeses and spread over a layer of lasagne sheet. Repeat until the dish is full. Top with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of olive oil.

5. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until top is golden brown.


I can't wait to dig in!

Digging in.

Cheeeeesy!



I'm linking this post with I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) for this week's theme, September 2015 Potluck!


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I'm writing guest posts for HappyRecipe!


A little announcement!

Guess what?

I'm writing guest posts for HappyRecipe, a soon-to-be launched foodie community and part of HappyFresh.

Here are my two published posts on their Magazine (Blog) section:

Read more here.


Read more here.


Keep in touch and stay with me for upcoming articles about whipping up healthy yet affordable meals for your family. Stay tuned!


Find out more about HappyRecipe



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D'King Vegetarian Snow Skin Musang King Durian Mooncakes


D'King Vegetarian Snow Skin Musang King Durian Mooncakes

This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 27 September. Recently, I'm introduced to D'King, a premium durian mooncake brand. Yes, durian! I'm on cloud nine!

For this year's festival, D'King introduces their Vegetarian Snow Skin Musang King Durian Mooncakes. These mooncakes are handmade and contain no preservatives and artificial flavoring. The durian paste is made from premium grade Musang King durians sourced from Pahang.

Last year, D'King's D24 durian mooncakes were very well received. So this year, they decide to go ahead with the infamous Musang King. Musang King is selected for its creamy, sticky flesh, strong scent, and flavor that melts in one's mouth.


The founder of D'King, Simon Chin explains that D'King's durian mooncake filling is made from actual durian flesh, not pre-processed paste. The durians are peeled and their seeds and flesh removed immediately upon arrival to prepare the filling. The D'King team doesn't wait too long or else the durians will break open on its own, losing its aroma and taste.

My verdict: I have eaten two of these babies at one go and I can testify that the filling is REAL durian flesh, nothing else. I'm very impressed with its texture, flavor, and overall taste. They are really exquisite.


These mooncakes are also unique for their delicate, light-textured snow skin. The snow skin - prepared by D'King's pastry chef - has to be thin enough to emphasize the real durian filling but still strong enough to hold it all in shape.

My verdict: I usually stay away from snow skin mooncakes because those that I have tasted leave a kind of sugary aftertaste that I dislike. This one, I can eat two at one go, perhaps three if I don't care about calories (LOL), without complaining. I can taste the durian filling more than the skin! Thumbs up!



How to order?


Set of 8 x 63g mooncakes: RM128 per set*
Current promotional price: RM98 per set*
Delivery is free if two or more sets are purchased

 * Each set: 4 mooncakes in a mini polyfoam box** with ice gel x 2 boxes in a gift bag

** Polyfoam box with ice gel able to preserve the mooncakes up to 12 hours traveling time in chill condition

To order, WhatsApp 012-664 8797 with the following format:



Last order: 25 September 2015

Reminder: Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 27 September 2015


More information



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dkingfans
Website: http://www.dking.com.my/
WhatsApp: 012-664 8797


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My first purchase with HappyFresh's Android app


HappyFresh. What's that?

In case you haven't heard about them, let me tell you. HappyFresh is an app that allows you to order groceries from local supermarkets and specialty stores and have them delivered to your doorstep within one hour. Yes, you read that right. One hour.

I attended the Family Day organized by HappyFresh in Malaysia at The Bean Hive last Saturday - an informative session for a potential customer like myself and a fun-filled day for my toddler who got his first face-paint. :)


Opal Wu, Managing Director of HappyFresh in Malaysia presented about HappyFresh's concept and how to use the app.


Here's to recap a few important messages that I would like to share with you all.

What does HappyFresh do? HappyFresh is committed to helping people eat healthier and enabling them to spend more time with their families, doing the things they love.

How is HappyFresh different from other online shopping services? No. 1, they are the only ones committed to offering their customers one-hour delivery; this is conducive for fresh produce as such fruits, vegetables, meat, and seafood. No. 2, they have a strong team of professional personal shoppers who shop on behalf of their customers and are trained to pick the best products for them. No. 3, they are a tech-first company that invests a lot of resources into making the user experience simple, enjoyable, and personalized.

How reliable is the one-hour delivery promise? HappyFresh has personal shoppers and drives stationed at every partner store to guarantee the promise. The shoppers will pass the groceries to the drivers who will deliver them using thermally-insulated boxes mounted onto motorbikes to beat traffic jams.

What if I'm not satisfied with an item I receive? If the item's quality doesn't meet your expectation, you can leave it with the delivery guy. You will only be charged for items that you accept. You can choose payment method: by credit card or cash on delivery on the app.

How much does delivery cost? For next-hour delivery: RM20 for orders less than RM100 and RM15 for orders more than RM100. For all other delivery times: RM15 for orders less than RM100; RM10 for orders between RM100-RM300; and FREE for orders more than RM300. Delivery prices are shown clearly during checkout on the app.

What if the item I want is "out of stock"? After checkout, you can choose specific replacements for any product, or without replacements. The personal shopper assigned to handle your groceries will give you a call about the replacement item.

Oh, speaking of face-painting.....


My 25-month was deep in concentration when paint was being applied onto his face. :D


At home, he couldn't stop admiring the photos printed at a special photo booth ran by the face-painting team. Awww.

And now, let's see how my first purchase with the app looks like. :)

How to use HappyFresh

1. Download the HappyFresh App (Android or iOS) - I use their Android App.

2. Select a store - For Puchong and Bandar Kinrara area, there's only one store to choose, i.e. RedTick. See arrow in screenshot below.


3a. Start shopping - I want to get some canned beans, so I click on the arrow to expand the Dry & Canned Goods section. See screenshot below.


3b. Continue shopping - For the items that I have clicked to add to my shopping cart, the total number of each item will be shown on the top right corner of each image. See arrows in screenshot below.


3c. Continue shopping - I can view details (brand, price, weight) on each image. I can tap to zoom in. I can also increase the number of items for this product by clicking the "+" sign at the bottom of the image. See arrows in screenshot below.


3d. Continue shopping - The zoomed in image. See screenshot below.


4a. Checkout - Check through the shopping cart again, then press checkout at the bottom. See arrow in screenshot below.


4b. Checkout - I receive an order status summary complete with my specified delivery date & time range, order received time stamp, order number, store name, and my name & address. See screenshot below.


4c. Checkout - I also receive an email summary complete with my payment method, amount payable, and my specified delivery date & time range. See arrow in screenshot below.


5a. Delivery - When the scheduled delivery time is near, I receive another order status summary. I see that my personal shopper has started selecting my items at 4:05PM, then my order is packed and on the way at 4:40PM. That's so fast!!! See arrows in screenshot below.


5b. Delivery - And the delivery man arrives with my groceries at 4:50PM, that's 10 minutes before the scheduled time. When I choose 5-6PM, I'm under the impression that they will arrive near 6PM. Haha, I underestimate them!

The dry items are in the green bag, whereas the wet item (fresh chicken) is packed in a separate plastic bag in order not to dampen the rest of the dry items. Very good service! Thank you!

* I forgot to ask about his name, but he did a good job!


5c. Delivery - Finally, after paying and signing off, I receive an email summary. The 'out of stock' item is clearly listed, and I do receive a phone call from my personal shopper, informing me about this. See arrow in screenshot below.


5d. Delivery - Here's the final amount that I pay (I remember to enter a coupon code worth RM50 during checkout). See arrow in screenshot below.


6. Rate Our Service - Needless to say, as a satisfied customer, I rate 5 out of 5 stars. See screenshot below.


 Will I use this service again?

I will still love my physical groceries shopping time whereby I can walk into physical stores and get excited looking, touching, and feeling the groceries. LOL. But, I will also choose to do online groceries shopping with HappyFresh on busy days, or when I'm feeling unwell, or I don't feel like driving, or just because I feel like it for no particular reason. :D

More information

Contact number: +603 2201 3483
 
Download the HappyFresh app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store on your mobile device.

Promo code

Enter KLCCjoy during checkout on the app to enjoy FREE delivery and 50% off your first order*!

*Discount valid for orders above RM100 and applies to the first RM100 only.


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