Ten years is a long time. Sometimes it is so long that one forgets a lot more than one remembers — so we deserve a little celebrationfor memories’ sake. On the 12th of December 2015, we threw ourselves a birthday bash at Fresca Mexican Kitchen, Avenue K. We had so much fun hanging out and playing games with 40 of our readers! We are also happy to say that #kbcgis10 birthday bash was a great success!
Let’s go through the photos shall we?
The theme of the day is “travel”, so we made sure that everyone “Checked-In” to KBCG airline.
We also threw a small contest on Facebook & Instagram where selected readers were invited to the birthday bash. We really do hope that we can host everyone next time. The boarding passes were issued to our invited readers prior to the event.
I love how Ivy designed and wore her crew’s name tag.
This is your captain speaking. Welcome on board to KBCG airline. Food will be served in about twenty minutes time, and the inflight “games” will begin shortly after that. Until then, sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of the flight.
Shaun & girlfriend checking in
At 10.30 am sharp, our friends and readers kept pouring in. Here’s Mr. & Mrs. Owl!
Pui San, Jade & Friends
Michelle Low & Rachel Low
Travel Inspired Decor
Since we live for the thrill of adventure, and we’re constantly dreaming of new places to visit, it is only right for us to incorporate a travel theme into our birthday bash.
With some DIY touches, a few globes and a map or two here and there – I think we did a not bad job?
We use Foret Blanc‘s cake as centerpiece along with some paper planes and travel quotes. This cake incorporates both globe with various destination pinned onto the cake and also a fondant suitcase. It is a pretty incredible stacked piece of art! I love the meticulous attention of details; such as the map on the globe, small little buckles and handles on the luggage.
Here’s one picture with the mastermind behind Foret Blanc – Kenny. He is such a young and talented chap! Follow Foret Blanc on Instagram or Facebook or you can contact Kenny directly at 012-689 1470.
Our Ipoh Mali readers
Cherilyn and Casandra! One of them dressed up as Dora the Explorer, so cute!!
Shaun & partner, the good looking founders behind CiUM lipbalm, Asia’s First Kissing Lip Balm and is used solely for kissing.
One obligatory picture with our talent Manager, Samantha Tew who made this happened.
Hello everyone and thank you for joining us as we reminisce about a humble story that began a little over 10 years ago. It all started with Terengganu’s keropok lekor, a simple delicacy that the boy from kampung is eager to introduce to the city girl. From there, we started to record our food adventures, and eventually travel adventures, different stages of our lives such as graduation, getting married and moving into a new home in this humble little blog. You guys literally grew up with us!
It means so much that you have traveled from all over to make it here today to share memories with us. 10 years of doing anything is a long time, and 10 years of passionate blogging is really quite remarkable. We hope to see you guys at our 20th anniversary party next.
Of course what came out from our mouths is completely different. We were so nervous!
Ice Breaking Game
The Telephone Game is familiar to many people, as it has been around for years. We prepared a few long sentences (copied from movies scripts), the first person in the line will whisper a word or phrase into the ear of the person sitting to their right. The game continues until he last player says the word or phrase out loud so everyone can hear how much it has changed from the first whisper at the beginning of the circle or line.
Food & Beverages
As a food blogger, we need to make sure that food is good throughout the birthday bash!
Fortunately, Fresca Mexican Kitchen is kind enough to sponsor us the venue as well as some authentic and delicious Tex-Mex bites that pack a punch in terms of flavours.
We went around asking our readers and followers if they love the food, all of them said “YES”! It was quite a proud moment for us, because aparts from giving good food recommendations, we also host parties with great food. Thank you so much Fresca KL! They do have another outlet in Mid Valley Gardens, serving the same Tex-Mex flavours.
Great food must come with great booze right? I love Strongbow as always, the refreshing ciders has a crisp and accessible taste with a subtle sweet ending. It is a great drink for everyone. Thank you so much Strongbow Malaysia!
I love all your instagram postings as well! Those flat lay photos of the food look great!
Game 1: Blind Tasting
There’s no free lunch in this world! We were giving out a 2D1N staycation in a Deluxe Room, Westin KL, inclusive of their signature SuperFoodsRx™ buffet breakfast for two in The Living Room. I’m so jealous can??!!
The contestants will need to go through a series of blind tasting tests and the person who can accurately list down 3 ingredients in each dish will win!
What’s with the face haha?!
Game 2: Paper Plane Toss
Our grand prize of the day is a 2D1N staycation in an Executive Room in Double Tree by Hilton KL, inclusive of a buffet breakfast for two. I’m green with envy already!
Three buckets were being lined up. The one closest with the contestants is marked with 10 points, and the furthest one is marked with 30 points.
Each pair of the contestant was given a 30 seconds time frame, and they need to throw in as many paper planes into the buckets as possible. The pair with highest accumulated points shall win.
It was such a close call!! Most of them were really good at it.
Thank you so much for all the work you put into getting the dress just right for the theme! Ignore my closed eyes please! Our top three pick is Christine the pilot, Casandra aka Dora the Explorer and Li-Lynn the sailor.
The crowd chose their favourite and it was Christine the pilot! Congratulations! Remember to include us when you are enjoying your bottle of Moet champagne in Sky Bar, Traders Hotel KL ya!
Mucho gracias to DRx clicnic, Tedboy Bakery and CiUM lipbalm for the goodies bag!
Thank you so much to Christine, Ivy and Hui Wen for your support! Not to forget Vincent and Esther too!
The nuffies were really helpful too! Thank you to Jack, Samantha, Rebecca, YY and Xing Yi!
Thank you the Entertainer app for your continuous support! I hope everyone is happy and will be using the app a lot more in year 2016. Who doesn’t like all those buy 1 free 1 deals right? You can also purchase the app for only RM 130 by keying in “2016KBCG”.
Thank you so much for the bouquet, Closet Style Asia! It is a very useful app where you can sell your preloved fashion in your closet, earn and buy what you would wear today. They provide pick up and free delivery services too.
A surprise bouquet from my ex and current talent manager YY, Jack, Adrian and Denise.
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors, without whom our birthday bash would not be possible.
Co-organiser: Nuffnang MY
Venue Sponsor: Fresca Mexican Kitchen, Avenue K
Cake Sponsor: Foret Blanc
Drinks Sponsor: Strongbow Malaysia
Last but not least, thank you readers, for your continuous support! To the ones who write encouraging emails or leave a comment in our social media platforms, your feedback means the world to us. To all those who read this blog and keep up with us via Facebook and Instagram, I’m grateful for our connection. To those who came to #kbcgis10 birthday bash, I hope you guys enjoyed yourselves.