Pssstttt…. a close friend just informed me of this new feature on Instagram which allows you to send a photo or video to a select group of people. Posts won’t appear in feed, search or your profile. To send photos/videos with Instagram Direct:
- Take a new photo/video or upload a photo/video from your camera roll.
- Add optional effects, filters and a caption.
- Tap Direct. You’ll see some features appear in green when you’re using Instagram Direct.
- Tap the names of people you want to send the photo/video to (up to 15 people).
- Tap Send.
The people you’ve sent the post to will get a notification.
To see posts you’ve sent with Instagram Direct, tap in the top right of your Home feed.
Posts sent with Instagram Direct can’t be shared through Instagram to other sites like Facebook or Twitter (duh, that’s the whole point of using Instagram direct right, so it won’t be public).
You also can’t tag people or use hashtags in these shared posts.
Now the thing is, you would have to update your Instagram app ASAP to enjoy this new feature. I have updated successfully and even received a DM already! Have you?
Note: I’m referring to the iOS store.
AFC latest Malaysia based six-part (6 x 30mins) reality series allows public a peek into the inner workings and running of the Elegantology Gallery and Restaurant in Publika, manned by the dynamic duo of Johnny Fua and Sherson Lian.Read More
The Restaurant @ The Club Saujana Resort took home 14 MIGF (Malaysia International Gourmet Festival) last year and 18 awards from the recent MIGF 2013, making it the Overall Best Restaurant this year. In the 3.5 years Chef Alex has called Malaysia home, he had tirelessly worked on improving the entire dining experience in The Restaurant; from the menu to the service and in every component of the food he serves.
I had personally followed its progress and had continuously been impressed. So far my dinners here (MIGF, Christmas, wine pairing) had not disappointed and if possible, every meal seems better than last!
For those who have been inquiring after seeing my FB/Instagram postings, here are the prices and pictures of the dishes for the upcoming Christmas menu. Do make your reservations early!
The menu: Prices varies according to the number of courses selected, which means you don’t have to choose between say, 2 mains because you can select any dish to make 3, 4, 5 or 6 courses!Read More
Becky’s 1 Minute Summary:
What: Semi-fine dining. Japanese cuisine in a quiet and elegant atmosphere,
What to order here: Nigiri and Bara Chirashi Don because the vinegared rice is good. Though known for its sashimi, the ones I had in my sashimi set wasn’t up to my expectations, even for “KL standards” (let’s not even compare to the ones I had in Japan). Tempura and soba – just decent.
Overall experience: Set lunches are pretty value for money considering the quality, location and portion. However if budget is not an issue and even if I’m in KL area, I’m not likely to revisit.
Price: Set lunches are reasonable for the quality and taste. Ala carte and dinner meals are more expensive.
NOTE: I have only sampled their lunch sets so far.
For the long story, read on.
I can’t eat Japanese food or soba or sashimi every week in Japan can I? After all I am living in KL, NOT Japan.
And though I’m always in search of a Japanese restaurant in KL that could at least replicate 70% of the taste of the food I had in Japan, I have not been diligently dining out and trying new outlets. For my sashimi fix, I would just take a 5 minutes walk over to Ichiro, 1 Utama where I’ll get quality sashimi and nigiri at reasonable prices in a cosy dining space.
Since my recent return from Tokyo, I’m more obsessed than ever with Japanese food. Since my memory and palate are still fresh from the soba, seafood and all the Japanese delicacies I sampled in Tokyo, I decided to try out a few places here which had favourable reviews both offline and online.
I started with Kaihomaru, which has positive reviews since its days in Federal Hotel in the Bukit Bintang area.Read More
The scene has changed. We do not only consume coffee as a mere beverage anymore. It is now a lifestyle drink. We discuss how it was roasted, methods of extraction and even how it was harvested.
Instead of large gulps, we sip now, and we savour. Bitter? sour? We evaluate the temperature, its depths of flavour and for some of us, rejoice in its energy-jolt properties.
I, for as long as I can remember, loved coffee. One day, I’ll be able to join my friends and enjoy a cuppa. For now, I took sips and asked; ‘How’s your coffee?”.Read More
Four Points by Sheraton Penang – Tanjung Bungah: Days of beautiful sea, beach runs, Penang Hill hikes, burgers, food and shopping
When I was back in Penang earlier last month to witness the launch of the new Sheraton Four Points Penang, I was amazed by the change on this “other side” of town. My earlier visits this year has primarily been limited to the city centre, and the transformation on the road from Island Plaza to Sheraton Four Points Penang had me staring open-mouthed as the hotel shuttle drove past.Read More