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Jom Gaya Hidup Sihat ~ Makan dan Exercise

Another chapter of my exercise diary .. hidup Misz-ella camni la .. kalau tak kerja, exercise. Kalau tak kat Event kat Gym. Tu je la tempat...

Nisabakri cipta kejayaan sekali lagi

Hello pembaca kesayangan,

Kali ni Misz-ella nak kongsikan kisah kejayaan seorang wanita hebat yang juga merupakan teman baik Misz-ella sendiri.




Beliau ialah Puan Sri Shariffa Nisa atau lebih dikenali sebagai Puan Sri Nisa Bakri, nama yang tidak asing lagi di blog Dari Jari-Jari Halusku ini.




Bertempat di Faroz Cafe, Kuala Lumpur baru-baru ini, Puan Sri Nisa Bakri telah mengadakan pertemuan dengan para media dan bloggers serta sahabat rapat untuk berkongsi kisah kejayaan beliau memenangi Anugerah Outstanding ASEAN Women Enterpreneur Award 2019 anjuran Awen (ASEAN Women Entrepreneur Network). Anugerah ini adalah anugerah berprestij yang memberi pengiktirafan kepada wanita-wanita dari setiap Negara ASEAN yang telah mencipta kejayaan luarbiasa dalam bidang perniagaan samada dari industri perniagaan kecil, sederhana, industri perniagaan besar mahupun perniagaan mikro.


Perjalanan Puan Sri Nisa untuk mendapat anugerah ini bukanlah mudah kerana saingan yang agak sengit. 40 pencalonan diterima dari kalangan ahli perniagaan wanita Malaysia dan hanya sembilan (9) orang pemenang dipilih untuk menerima anugerah tersebut pada malam anugerah yang diadakan pada 21hb Jun 2019 di Hotel JW Marriot, Bangkok, Thailand yang lalu.

Sebenarnya Misz-ella dah banyak berkongsi dengan pembaca semua tentang kesungguhan Puan Sri Nisa Bakri dalam melakukan perkara yang disukainya iaitu memasak - bermula dari suka-suka, akhirnya menjadi kerjaya.

Beliau menulis buku I am Not A Chef sebuah buku masakan yang sangat unik berkonsepkan gaya hidup – Romance, Food and Love yang dilancarkan pada bulan November 2015.

Beliau juga adalah pemilik Serasi Catering dan mempunyai perencah masakan jenama beliau sendiri iaitu nisabakriPada tahun 2015, Puan Sri Nisa Bakri memulakan program ‘Wakaf Ramadan Food Mission’ dimana beliau menyediakan perkhidmatan membekal makanan kepada golongan yang kurang bernasib baik. Program ini membolehkan orang ramai mendekati golongan yang kurang bernasib baik melalui masakan Puan Sri Nisa Bakri sendiri. Program ini masih berlangsung sehingga ke hari ini.

Melalui perencah masakan nisabakri, Puan Sri Nisa mendidik masyarakat, wanita khususnya agar sentiasa berada di dapur menyediakan masakan buat keluarga walaupun wanita hari ini sentiasa sibuk dengan jadual harian yang padat. Beliau menjadikan aktiviti memasak di dapur lebih mudah, cepat, berkualiti dan berkhasiat dengan menggunakan perencah masakan nisabakri.

Puan Sri Nisa sendiri mengamalkan gaya hidup sihat di dalam kehidupan beliau. Disebalik perwatakannya yang lemah lembut dan manja, dia belajar kick boxing, okay *you dont play-play tau .. hehehe* Dia juga akan bersenam pada waktu lapang dan sentiasa mengambil berat akan pemakanan harian beliau. Kesemua perencah masakan nisabakri tidak mengandungi MSG, bahan pengawet atau apa-apa bahan yang boleh membahayakan kesihatan dan melalui perencah masakan nisabakri, beliau mendidik orang ramai agar mengamalkan easy healthy cooking’



Sehingga ke hari ini, tujuh (7) jenis perencah masakan nisabakri boleh didapati di pasaran iaitu Pes Asam Pedas Tuanku, pes Mee Kari, pes Masala Ayam, pes Kari seafood, pes Rendang Ayam Betutu, pes gulai Sayuran dan pes Mee Kari Terangkat Leleh. Nak cuba tak? Sila  dapatkan di 18 cawangan Mydin Hypermarket seluruh Malaysia atau dengan cara hubungi nombor telefon 012-3147094. Tekan-tekan nombor tu, lepas tu perencah masakan nisabakri dah sampai depan rumah, dihantar oleh abang poslaju. Mudah, kan.



Pada tahun 2016, Puan Sri Nisa Bakri muncul di kaca tv tempatan dan antarabangsa untuk mempromosikan masakan tradisional Malaysia di kaca tv tempatan mahupun antarabangsa dengan beberapa siri rancangan masakan beliau dan memasuki pasaran Indonesia pada tahun 2017 dengan memperkenalkan Sambal Rasia dan Sambal Lemak Cili Api. Beliau turut muncul di dalam Metro TV Jakarta pada tahun 2018 dengan membawa nama nisabakri.

Puan Sri Nisa Bakri juga berpeluang menyediakan masakan tradisional Malaysia untuk 40 orang delegasi Malaysia di Spain pada tahun 2017 di sebuah Restoran Spanish di Jaen yang dimiliki oleh Chef Antonio, seorang Chef Michelin bertaraf 3 bintang.

Ingat lagi kisah nisabakri di Kota London yang pernah Misz-ella kongsikan di blog ini? Kalau you all dah lupa, sila tekan link ini ye.


Selepas pulang dari Kota London, Puan Sri Nisa Bakri sekali lagi mencipta sejarah apabila diberi pengiktirafan sebagai Top Outstanding Gourmet Ambassador di World Gourmet Award 2018 dan baru-baru ini telah dilantik sebagai Culinary Advisor oleh World Gourmet Award Association 2019.


Sebenarnya, apa yang buat Misz-ella merasa terinspirasi dengan Puan Sri Nisa  ini adalah kesungguhan beliau dalam melaksanakan perkara yang beliau sukai. Dia suka masak, dia buat sungguh-sungguh. Dia akan cipta satu resepi  baru dan akan olah resepi tu berulangkali sampai dia jumpa formula yang digemari oleh orang ramai. Kalau you all nak tau, Mee kari Puan Sri Nisa Bakri lain dari yang lain tau, Kari Kepala Ikan beliau pun lain, tak sama dengan yang dihidang di restoran kari kepala ikan yang lain. Puan Sri Nisa Bakri juga sangat kreatif dalam penyediaan makanan bila dia mencipta Kerabu Kacang Botol dengan buah delima dicampur buah oren dan bunga kantan .. best .. best .. sangat best! Macam-macam lagi idea Puan Sri Nisa Bakri ni .. dia selalu bersemangat bila bercerita tentang bab penyediaan makanan. 



Puan Sri Nisa membuktikan bahawa kita hanya perlu jadi diri sendiri dan pergi jauh dengan cara tersendiri asalkan ada kemahuan dan kesungguhan. Bermula dari sekadar hobi suka memasak untuk jamu sahabat handai, beliau telah membawa jenama nisabakri hingga ke persada antarabangsa.  Segala penat lelah, usaha gigih tanpa kenal jemu dan komitmen yang beliau berikan melayakkan beliau diberi pengiktirafan sebagai salah seorang dari penerima Outstanding ASEAN Women Enterpreneur Award 2019 di Bangkok baru-baru ini.



Akhirkata, Misz-ella akhiri blog post khas untuk sahabat baik Misz-ella ini dengan sekeping gambar kenangan kami beramai-ramai meraikan kejayaan Puan Sri Nisa kesayangan kami ini. Tahniah sekali lagi dan semoga terus bersinar membawa nama Malaysia lebih jauh lagi. In sha Allah. Amin. 


#KamiCaring Run 2019 di Taman Botani Perdana Kuala Lumpur, 17 November ini

Hello pembaca kesayangan,



Kali ini Misz-ella nak kongsikan tentang #KamiCaring Run 2019 anjuran Caring Pharmacy yang akan diadakan di Taman Botani Perdana Kuala Lumpur pada 17 November 2019 ini.

Dah lama Misz-ella tak cerita pasal 'run .. run and run' ni kan. Dah lama jugak Misz-ella menyepi dari menyeru you all semua agar sentiasalah mengamalkan gaya hidup sihat, kan.




Sebagai salah satu cara untuk menyeru orang ramai agar mengamalkan kehidupan yang lebih sihat, Caring Pharmacy baru-baru ini telah melancarkan #KamiCaring Run 2019 yang akan diadakan di Taman Botani Perdana, Kuala Lumpur pada 17 November 2019 nanti. #KamiCaring Run 2019 dengan slogan "Hidup Sihat, Hidup Gembira" ini menawarkan dua (2) kategori larian yang boleh kita sertai iaitu 5KM Fun Run dan 12KM Competitive Run.

5KM Fun Run 
Dibuka kepada dewasa (13 tahun ke atas) dan kanak-kanak berumur antara tiga (3) hingga 12 tahun.
Bayaran penyertaaan :-
RM50/seorang (Dewasa)
RM30/seorang (Kanak-kanak)

12KM Competitive Run
Dibuka untuk dewasa sahaja (13 tahun ke atas). Peserta di bawah 13 tahun diwajibkan untuk mendapat kebenaran dari ibu, bapa dan penjaga terlebih dahulu
Bayaran penyertaan adalah RM60/seorang

Hadiah akan diberikan kepada pemenang kategori 12KM Competitive Run ini iaitu :-
Tempat pertama :- Wang tunai RM600 berserta piala
Tempat kedua :- Wang tunai RM400 berserta piala
Tempat ketiga :- Wang tunai RM200 berserta piala
Hadiah saguhati : Baucar tunai RM100 berserta piala (kepada pemenang tempat ke empat hingga ke sepuluh)

Acara Cabutan Bertuah turut disediakan bagi memeriahkan lagi acara #KamiCaring Run 2019 ini. Setiap peserta akan mendapat T-shirt larian, pingat penamat dan beg cenderahati.




#KamiCaring Run 2019 mendapat sambutan yang memberangsangkan apabila mendapat penyertaaan dari penaja-penaja seperti Abott, Vita-Health and Herbs of Gold, Hello March, Fisol, SalonPas, Flexijoint, L'Oreal, Sunsense, Betadine, Cap Kelapa Laut Afrika, Kao, FitNesse, Milo, Oreo dan Atria Shopping Gallery.

Disamping itu, pihak Milo dan FitNesse akan mengedarkan minuman percuma kepada peserta dan orang ramai yang hadir pada hari tersebut manakala Grab pula menjadi rakan kongsi pengangkutan rasmi #KamiCaring Run 2019 ini dengan menawarkan diskaun sebanyak RM5.00 kepada mereka yang pergi dan balik ke lokasi acara dengan menggunakan perkhidmatan Grab. Terhad kepada 400 orang pengguna yang terawal sahaja.

So buat pembaca sekalian yang berminat untuk menyertai #KamiCaring Run 2019 ini, pendaftaran telahpun dibuka sekarang dimana anda boleh berdaftar di http://bit.ly/KamiCaringRun2019. Sila daftar cepat-cepat kerana buat masa ini, tawaran Early Bird special sedang berlangsung dimana diskaun sebanyak RM5.00  akan diberikan. Pendaftaran akan ditutup pada 9 Oktober 2019.

Sebarang pertanyaan untuk #KamiCaring Run 2019 ini, bolehlah disalurkan kepada  :-

Email ke register@score.my
Telefon nombor berikut iaitu 03 - 7726 4277

Starbucks team up with Naelofar again for a good cause!

Hello lovely readers,


Starbucks announced its second collaboration with Malaysian iconic entrepreneur and actress Neelofa, which presents a curated collection of scarves exclusive to Starbucks. Paying homage to Starbucks Frappuccino colors and Neelofa’s home-grown scarf brand, Naelofar, the Starbucks X Naelofar Scarf Collection is the first of its kind to be exclusively retailed at selected Starbucks stores.

The collaboration draws inspiration from the timeless and iconic colors of Starbucks Frappuccino beverages which draw on flavors derived from Chocolate, Caramel and Green Tea. As such, the scarves in the Starbucks x Naelofar collection will feature colors which include warm brown, soft beige and pastel green. Packaged in an adorable Starbucks tumbler replica, the scarves themselves are made of pleated material and can be versatilely worn in a multitude of styles to accessorize and complete any outfit.

This collaboration marks the second in recent times, following the success of MY Cups of Kindness Campaign last year which saw the artist joining forces with Starbucks to spread messages of kindness. As part of that campaign, Starbucks donated RM0.50 from the sale of each of it's then newly released Summer Frappuccino varieties to a charity of Neelofa’s choosing.

Taking a cue from that initiative, RM1 from each Starbucks x Naelofa scarf purchase will once again be donated to a charity of Neelofa’s choice.

“It is indeed an honor to work with Starbucks once again, this time fusing my passion for scarves and my love for Starbucks Frappuccinos. So naturally, the Starbucks x Naelofar collection is truly something I hold very near and dear. The Starbucks x Naelofar scarves is made in Heavy Pleated Chiffon material and in Shawl style which I personally love, and I’m sure my fans would love it too. I am thankful to Starbucks for this unique opportunity and I hope my fans and
Starbucks customers alike will enjoy the collection.” said Neelofa.

As design enthusiasts, Starbucks draws on vibrant practices which have seen it partner with notable personalities within Malaysia’s fashion and design fraternity in the past, including the likes of Rico Rinaldi. Starbucks Malaysia prides itself for curating products derived from a diversity of local niche designer brands to express creativity through the Starbucks X series. Through this exclusive designer collection, Starbucks hopes to support local talent by accentuating and promoting them to its customers.

“At Starbucks Malaysia, we continuously seek ways to collaborate with local talents by providing them a platform to showcase their creativity with us. After we conducted the MY Cups of Kindness campaign with Neelofa, we received a truly overwhelming response. So this scarf collection is a natural succession of that campaign, which will once again contribute towards Neelofa’s charity efforts through her passion and art plus you can only get this Starbucks x Naelofar Scarf Collection exclusively at Starbucks stores,” said Sydney Quays, Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Food Berhad and Managing Director of Starbucks Malaysia and Brunei.


In conjunction with the upcoming Merdeka and Malaysia Day celebrations, Starbucks has also released a limited-edition Malaysian Tiger Bearista. Featuring the iconic Starbucks Bearista wearing a Tiger onesie, the Starbucks Bearista, pays tribute to the iconic Malayan Tiger, now an endangered species.

Available from 5 August onwards, the Starbucks x Naelofar scarves collection  priced at RM75 each and RM1 of each scarf purchase will be donated to Neelofa’s charity of choice.

Meanwhile, the limited-edition Malaysian Tiger Bearista is priced at RM88. Exclusive to Malaysia, both the Starbucks x Naelofar Scarf Collection and Malaysian Tiger Bearista will be available at all Starbucks stores nationwide, while stocks last.

So readers, if you are a fan of Starbucks, lets support this good cause by purchasing Starbucks x Naelofar scarves collection and Malaysian Tiger Bearista. For more information, please visit the Starbucks Malaysia website at www.starbucks.com.my.



Rindu Yang Dulu-Dulu


Hello my lovely readers,




It's been a while since we last 'borak-borak' together di dalam blog Dari Jari-Jari Halusku ini. Rindu nak borak-borak, nak share thought, nak kongsi kisah-kisah peribadi yang tidaklah 'terlalu peribadi' .. rindu nak ber blog seperti dulu .. masa tu tiada sosial media, what we did to introduce our blog was blogwalking, leave comment, or say Hi at the Chat box.

Masa tu niat ber blogging adalah semata-mata untuk berkongsi, tak terfikir yang blog akan menjadi medan untuk mencari rezeki pada satu hari nanti. 



Paling best, niat ber blog itu adalah untuk meninggalkan sesuatu untuk anakanda tercinta, Aiman. Aiman seorang, Aiman anak tunggal. Dia tiada sesiapa nak berkongsi kenangan masa kecil dia dengan mama dia. Maka mama pun menulis blog, dengan lafaz niat .. Kalau mama dah tak da nanti dan aiman rindu mama, bacalah blog ini.  Dengan lafaz niat tersebut, maka Misz-ella pun menulis blog, sharing my life journey as a mother for 1 kid. All the bittersweet moment that we went through together, places that we visited together .. etc .. etc. 

After almost 10 years, I am still a blogger. Somehow, I feel that my life as a blogger is very interesting. I travel the world with my blog. I was one of the earlier bloggers who wrote about Muslim travel in Vietnam. 




I went to Kashmir and shared about my experiences with the travel agent but what touched my heart more was when Fahad, my travel agent who took care of me while I was in Kashmir passed away, it was my blog which survived his wife life. Asma kept on receiving bookings or orders from Malaysia through my blog post. Alhamdulillah.




I shared my life as a Fitness addict in my blog and met new friends who came to the dance studio that I used to went to .."Kak Ella, saya datang ke sini kerana tulisan akak" Alhamdulillah. Jika adik membaca tulisan saya ini, saya harap awak istiqomah dan masih tetap bersenam seperti Kak Ella"

I also met many new friends through my blog. From stranger we became good friends. Ye. Blogging menjalin ukhuwah sesama insan. Banyak lagi kebaikan ber blog sebenarnya.




Time flies. I blogged since Aiman was just a small boy and he is going to celebrate his 23rd birthday, soon.


Sebenarnya paling penting dalam hidup ini adalah konsisten. Konsisten dalam setiap perkara yang kita lakukan dan untuk memastikan kita tetap konsisten, buatlah perkara yang kita suka. In Sha Allah kita akan kekal membuatnya. Ada banyak lagi perkara nak kongsi dengan pembaca semua tetapi buat masa ini (pukul 1:53 pagi), mata adalah sangat mengantuk maka saya harus ucapkan 'GoodBye'. Terima Kasih baca dan jumpa lagi di lain entry.





Tanah Aina Banana Leaf Restaurant presents South Indian food in a different way!

Hello lovely readers,




One of the most popular foods in Malaysia is 'Mamak or Indian' food which offers a vast variety of food and flavours. 

Most of Malaysian love banana leaf rice which is mostly served in the Indian restaurant. Just a thought of the soft steam white rice with varieties of savoury curries, three types of vegetables, crunchy papadoms, fried dry chili, acar can arouse your appetite.   

I recently had an opportunity to experience banana leaf cuisine at the newly opened Tanah Aina Banana Leaf Restaurant. 



Located at No. 3, Jalan Mesra 1, Taman Mesra, Batu 3, Shah Alam, Selangor (next to Tanah Aina Cafe), Tanah Aina Banana Leaf Restaurant opened its door for business on June 2019. 




Combining two different cultures, South Indian with a little touch of Western, Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil, the owner of Tanah Aina chain of resorts and Tanah Aina chain of food and beverage outlets, said that her aim is to bring Indian cuisine food to the next level. Even food takes the spotlight, the ambiance plays a very important role too in order to provide guests with an unforgettable dining experience. Tanah Aina Banana Leaf Restaurant promises cleanliness, comfort and friendly service to its diners.

Once you stepped into the restaurant, you will be greeted with a cool ambiance. The combination of earth colours - white, green and brownish is a feast to the eyes and created a cool feeling to the heart. 


The simple, minimalist and cool ID caught my eye's attention 



A set of banana leaf rice with three types of vegetables, papadoms, fried dry chilis, acar, sambal and rasam is only priced at RM9.00. Curries are served on a tiny bowl individually. Free refills of curries and rice are available upon request.  The curry tasted so good and the vegetables were perfectly cooked 



You can add-on other dishes such as Sotong/Udang Tiga Rasa, Ikan Lemak Kuning, Black Pepper Lamb, Curry, Kurma and Chicken Curry or Kurma too. Depending on the size ordered, prices started as low as RM4.00 only.





Some of the diners enjoying their banana leaf rice meal

I also tried a piece of Chapati. To be honest, I am not a fan Chapati *even though it is healthy and low in calories, (68 calories per piece only)* but once I eat it, I was instantly hooked with the taste and texture of this Indian flat bread served at Tanah Aina Banana Leaf Restaurant. It is soft, light, puffy and airy. I finished the whole piece!

I also tried two (2) pieces of Idli served with Chutneys and I finished it all too.



With vast variety of food, perfect ambiance, mouthwatering Indian cuisine and 'a reasonable price, Tanah Aina Banana Leaf Restaurant is definitely a perfect place for you and your loved one to dine at.

So, if you are at the nearby location, do look out for this restaurant and check it out!



Tanah Aina Banana Leaf Restaurant
No. 3 Jalan Mesra 1
Taman Mesra, Batu 3, Shah Alam, Selangor
Open everyday (except Tuesday) - 8:00am to 10:30pm
Visit Facebook Tanah Aina Banana Leaf Restaurant here




"Bungkus of Happiness" - Baskin Robbins X Tom Abang Saufi Limited Edition Wrap for this Hari Raya


Hello lovely readers,





World's largest chain of ice cream specialty shop, Baskin Robbins collaborated with famous local designer Dato Tom Abang Saufi's brand TAS with a project called "Bungkus Of Happiness".



"Bungkus of Happiness" featuring specially designed Baskin Robbins inspired wraps that incorporated modern elements with traditional classiness.

This limited time only promotion allows you to "bungkus"(wrap) your favourite ice-creams in the premium quality wrap and share your happiness with family and friends! That's how this collaboration get the name - "Bungkus of Happiness"!




Dato Abang Saufi is a leading Malaysia's fashion designer and is well-known for her effort in promoting local batik culture. Her TAS collection has never been shy to use vibrant colours to portray the clashing of modern fashion and traditional colours inserting creative elements into all her design.

Three beautiful wraps were specially designed by Dato Tom Abang Saufi for "Bungkus of Happiness" namely ketupat wrap, sweet Ice-cream wrap and vibrant Waffle wrap, all made from high-quality silk mix fabric. The wraps are perfect as gifting and can be reused in many different ways, including using them as a scarves or tudung (head scarves)


The "Bungkus of Happiness" wrap designed by Dato' Tom Abang Saufi integrates both the Malays tradition and Baskin Robbin's culture.

Ketupat is a traditional Malay delicacies and a popular Raya food. Dato' Tom uses various colours to represent the woven palm leaf to bring out the gentleness in it. Waffle and ice-cream are inseparable, Dato' Tom uses Baskin Robbins signature colours to bring out the vibrant in the wrap while the ice-cream wrap features the sugary sweet ice-cream motifs.

"Bungkus of Happiness" is available in 3 packages, packed tastefully in limited- edition Bungkus Happiness X TAS wrap. The packages are:- 

10 single junior scoops for RM115
8 single regular scoops for RM125
4 pints for RM145 
with 3 choices of wrap designs: Gentle Ketupat/Sweet Ice-cream/Vibrant waffle

"Bungkus of Happiness" is available from 3rd June - 31 July 2019 (while stock lasts). Don't miss the opportunity, readers. Get your "Bungkus of Happiness" and share it with your family and loved one today!


Palace Carnival SU.RE SIHAT 2019 - 27 & 28th July at Palace of Golden Horses Hotel

Hello lovely readers,



Planning quality activities with your family, friends or loved one this weekend?

Why not step into Palace Carnival SU.RE SIHAT 2019 which will take place on 27th and 28th July 2019 from 10am till 10pm at Palace of Golden Horses Hotel.

Organised by Persatuan Sukan dan Rekreasi Kuala Lumpur, there are so many activities awaits you combining both health and family fun activities.

Listen to the Health Talk by Dr. Mustafa Taher, Gastro & Bariatric Surgeon and take the opportunity to have your health screening for free. Move your body to the beat with your Zumba Zin and do not forget to enjoy family fun activities such as horse carriage ride, fire eater show, water taxi, poney ride, cooking demonstration, performance by local artists and many more.

Entrance are free and if you are lucky enough, you might bring home lucky draw prizes too. 

So my dear readers, block the date and see you there. Let's have some healthy fun time together, k.