Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Day Out at The Curve

Been in KL for almost 3 years, and today's the first time I visited The Curve.

I travelled all the way to Kelana Jaya and took a taxi there. There's free shuttle service to Ikano Power Center, which is just opposite the building, but I was impatient to get there.

It was almost 12 noon when I arrived, but the place seemed deserted. There's distinctly less people compared to shopping malls in the KL area. I headed straight to my destination, a Japanese 'dollar-shop' called Daiso.

Everything in Daiso is priced at RM5. At first thought, it feels like the shopping basket can be filled to the heart's content without worrying about burning a hole in the pocket. But RM5 can quickly add to tens and hundreds if self-control is not exerted. Here are some useful tips to take note of if you plan to visit Daiso.

I wasn't actually too impressed with the selection of items available, although there was an entire aisle dedicated to all forms of rattan/bamboo baskets. I expected to find more kitchen and baking utensils, but instead there were shelves upon shelves of plastic containers. I read blog entries saying that this local Daiso stocks quite a variety of bento accessories, yet I can't even find a single egg-mold. :( Not that I wanted, much less needed one anyway. :P

Despite dissaftisfaction, I couldn't help but spend RM40 on 8 items. 8 really small items. -_-"

{ Haul from Daiso }

After that, I headed over to Ikea. Almost got lost there, what with the confusing layout and the sea of people that wasn't there in The Curve. Couldn't find the entrance initially. Hehe... So embarassing. :P After Ikea, I walked a bit in Ikano, where I found these cute cupcake replicas in the Brands Outlet.

{ Cute aren't they? }

Contented with the day's walk, I dropped by Cupcake Chic at The Curve to get me some cupcakes.

I was pleasantly surprised by the texture of the cupcakes. They're not at all dense, as how Wondermilk's cupcakes were. Instead, they're light yet flavourful. There was quite a selection of flavours, but at RM4.50 per cake, I appeased my curiosity with only two.

{ Green tea something + Naughty-n-Nice }

{ Fluffly insides }

A lot of people think the frosting is too sweet. To me, that is just the right dose of sugar for a sweet-tooth. Cakes are supposed to be sweet after all. :P

That aside, I'd like to send out kawaii wishes to all you readers who sent supporting comments about the issue of Kawaii~neh!'s copycat. It means a lot to me. :) I sort of got over it right after the entry was posted. :P I'm not going to be defeated by some shoddy copies of my work. Watch out for more original Kawaii~neh! creations in the days to come!


Lynna said...

About the previous post's issue, I think this is exactly what is happening in the world today. The China people always out to copycat an original idea and sell it super cheap at pasar malam. People create Crocs, got ciplak ones in Carrefour. People create anything also got ciplak. Perhaps you must take pride that because your idea is really that good that people bother to copycat it.

Lynna said...

Btw, this is me, Lynnx01. Ter-used my sis's account.