Top Tips on Choosing the Right Bra, Neubodi Malaysia

Friday, September 14, 2018

Hello merrygoers, 

This post is specially dedicated to my girls out there about a topic we should really take high importance. Today, I am going to share with you my intimate experience with Neubodi, the leading bra specialist on How to Choose The Right Bra. 

If you don't know it yet, Neubodi is Malaysia's first fitting specialist retail chain store offering a full range of handsewn comfortable innerwear, lingerie care products as well as active sportswear. I recently had the pleasure of visiting their Kota Damansara HQ for a personal experience with their Bra Specialists.

Thanks to Butterfly Project for organizing a workshop with Neubodi Malaysia, a few selected Butterflies were given the chance to understand our body better. Walking into the Neubodi Kota Damansara outlet, there over 600  different sizes, styles, color together combined to choose from. 

Did you know that Neubodi has bra sizes from 65A up to 100I? That's like every bra size you can ever think of so no worries about finding your perfect bra here at Neubodi. Each bra goes through at least 45 stages from crafting, cutting, stitching, testing and fitting - all these done to ensure each bra is the perfect fit. 

Apart from bras, Neubodi carries a range of nightwear, sportswear, maternity wear and even body shaping variants. You can literally find any type of bra for any occasion at Neubodi which suits your body best.

So girls, are you wearing the right bra? If you don't know, then this is the right article for you. 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong bra. It's either the wrong size or the wrong cup or even the wrong shape. Yes, even the shape matters! 

Wearing the right bra actually affects your posture, your body shape, how bountiful you look and also to maintain your breast. Did you know that you can actually look slimmer with just wearing the right bra? 

At Neubodi, the Bra Specialist practise a holistic fitting method compared to the traditional tape and measure. The minute you walk into any Neubodi store, the Bra Specialist can scan you and tell you what your bra size is. Yes! The Bra Specialists at Neubodi have laser eyes and sensitive hands that by just feeling your body, they can recommend the right bra type for you. 

Think you know your bra size? Know for sure after a holistic fitting at Neubodi because I certainly was surprised at my actual bra size. You might be wearing the wrong bra size for years! Plus, Neubodi has bra sizes up to 60I so there is no size too small or too big at Neubodi.

A Holistic Fitting method consists of using their hands to feel your body and their eyes to scan your body to tell you what type of bra you should be wearing. This service is actually a complimentary service to all first-time customers at Neubodi which means you can walk into any store and get your body fitted. Each store has a Bra Specialist which will be able to cater to you and no worries because no purchase is required. Neubodi aim to educate women on getting the right bra size even if you're not their customer. 

How do you know if you're wearing the right bra? Well, you should not be facing the following signs:

If you are facing the said signs, you are most definitely NOT wearing the right bra and should hurry head to the nearest Neubodi outlet near you for a FREE Bra Fitting session. Another way to find out is by stretching and jumping from side to side. If you find that your bra moved after jumping and stretching, this means that the bra is not the right fit for you and doesn't provide the sufficient support that you require. 

After a short workshop on finding the right bra, it was time for us to get ourselves fitted. Did you know there are actually 6 different bra styles to choose from? To my surprise, I was actually wearing the wrong bra size. Many women think that they are a smaller bra size or cup than they should be which can actually cause their breast to sag or go out of shape. We also learned how to wash and hang our bra out to dry. Ladies, make sure you are taking good care of your bra because they are the ones to make sure your body do not go out of shape.

Here are the characteristics of your bra which is the right fit for you. 

  • Minimum 15mm shoulder straps for 20% breast support
  • Soft boning structure for better body silhouette
  • Min. 3 back hooks for 80% breast support
  • Min 12cm tall side panel to hide buldes

All of Neubodi products have the necessary characteristics to properly support your breast and making them the right fit. Through the fitting session, we were also taught how to properly wear a bra so that our breast don't go out of shape and to prevent lumps and folds. The Bra Specialists at Neubodi are extremely professionals as they aim to ensure you understand your body well and also guide you on choosing the right bra type. 

The secret in Neubodi bra is that each design is well thought to deliver the results you desire. From the diverse cup size and type, the designs of the bra gives you the volume that you need and is also able to intensify the desirable cleavage. Each bra also has a centre piece that is designed as a stabilizer to provide strong hold to the bra which means it doesn't move around even when you do vigorous activity.

Feel free to visit Neubodi HQ in Kota Damansara or
any other outlets for the perfect bra-fitting session:

Neubodi Kota Damansara 
(Opposite Encorp Strand Mall)
52A, Jalan PJU 5/20D, Kota Damansara, 
47810 Petaling Jaya,

  • Bangsar Village II, KL
  • Mid Valley Megamall, KL
  • Robinsons Four Seasons KL
  • Empire Shopping Gallery, PJ
  • One Utama Shopping Centre, PJ
  • Aeon Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre, Klang
  • Gurney Plaza, Penang
  • Vivacity Mall, Kuching
  • Imago Shopping Mall, Sabah
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Centre, Sabah
  • Mid Valley Southkey Megamall, Johor Bahru (Opening in October)
Til next time,


Moon Dream Mooncakes to Celebrate Your Mid-Autumn Festival, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Friday, September 07, 2018

Hey merrygoers!

With just a blink of an eye and the Mid-Autumn Festival is back! This ancient tradition which started off as an offering to the moon is not a Chinese symbol of reunion and a bridge to connect and stick all the roots of a family tree strong.

You would have probably seen all the many different brands of mooncakes on sale at the various malls. From baked mooncakes to snowskin to even ice-cream mooncakes, no one can miss out on this festive season and it's the perfect reason to reunite with friends and family to enjoy some sweet delicious mooncakes. 

This year, The Westin Kuala Lumpur invites you to enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival with its traditional sweet and creamy Moon Dream mooncakes. 

Presenting 7 delectable flavors of traditional bakes mooncakes, satisfy your cravings with the all-time favourite Pearl of Prosperity and Read Bean Paste or tantalize your tastebuds with the Supreme Mixed Nuts; perfect for the nut lover. Meanwhile for those who are health-conscious, grab the Low Sugar Plain White Lotus Paste with or without single Yolk (but seriously who doesn't like the egg yolk in their mooncake). 

Creative flavors such as Green Tea Cranberry and Pearl of Harmony (Black Sesame Single Yolk) should not be missed as well this year. With a strong Green Tea flavor mix with the tanginess of cranberries plus the aromatic black sesame, it is sure to be the favourite among your guests. 

Specially made with the notion of family attachment and kinship in mind, this year The Westin Kuala Lumpur mooncakes are packaged beautifully in a thoughtful personalized box which can be turned into a LED light box. The exterior of the gift box is crafted with a family conceptual picture while the colorful bright lights symbolizes the beautiful family and life. This is definitely one of the unique mooncake boxes in town and perfect as a gift. 

Designed with the concept of reminiscing old times, the elegant YUE Mooncake Gift Box is presented in 2 distinctive traditional outlooks with a modern twist. Regardless of the genre one prefers, music always work wonder as a therapeutic time machine and bring sweet memories back. YUE refers to the phonetic symbols for delight, music and moon, this multi-functional gift box comes incorporated with a set of bluetooth speaker, allowing customers to play their preferred tracks as they relish on the exquisite Westin mooncakes.

This year, thanks to The Westin Kuala Lumpur I had the opportunity to watch Chef Chong Kon Phin demonstrate how Westin Mooncakes were made and also tried making my own mooncakes! Making the perfect mooncake sure takes practice and although Chef Chong made it look so easy, it sure wasn't. Here's some 101 on making mooncakes courtesy of Chef Chong Kon Phin from The Westin Kuala Lumpur.

Step 1: Prepare the filling and let to rest overnight

Step 2: Prepare the dough (Do not overknead the dough)

Step 3: Roll and cut the dough

Step 4: Shape the mooncake (Use your preferred filling)

Step 5: Fit into mould and bake

Available from 30 July to 30 September 2018, Westin Mooncakes can be purchased and picked up from Five Sen5es (Level 1) between 12pm to 2.30pm or from 6pm to 9.30pm. Customers who purchase and pay the full payment for the mooncakes via online can collect their respective boxes at The Concierge if they wish to collect it too. In addition, the mooncakes can be sent to the room for in-room dining for in-house guests who purchase the mooncakes. 

You will be able to find Westin Mooncakes at Mid Valley Megamall Mid-Autumn Festival from 6 September to 24 September 2018 with starting price from RM148.00 per set. Special discounts are available for Starwood Preferred Guests, Beyond & Club Marriott members, bulk purchases and credit card holders (Maybank, Citibank, CIMB, Hong Leong Bank, HSBC and UOB).

To book your mooncake gift boxes or for further enquiries, call 03-27738338 or email westindining@westin.com.

Til next time,


Japanese A5 Wagyu Shabu-Shabu Buffet, Wagyu More @ The Gardens

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Hi merry goers! Who's a fan of Shabu-Shabu?

From all the way in Hong Kong, Wagyu More Japanese Shabu-Shabu has officially launced its 1st Flagship outlet in The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur. Wagyu More is an All-You-Can-Eat Japanese Shabu-Shabu Restaurant that offers unlimited supply of beef, pork, chicken as well as a variety of vegetables, hot food, sushi, meatballs, drinks and desserts.

Entering the outlet, you will see the huge display of Wagyu Beef and the origins of the meat too. There is a wide variety of free-flow meatballs, vegetables, desserts for you to pair with your meal. The ingredients were really fresh and of good quality.

Wagyu More serves eight varieties of soup base: Kombu (Seaweed), Sukiyaki, Miso, Tomato, Pork Bone, Spicy Pork Bone, Kimchi and Japanese Curry. You have a choice of choosing between two soup base for the communal pots or even individual pots.

Note: Only for more than 2pax, you are able to order the communal pots. Tables with individual pots are limited.

Prices starting from RM36.80++/per person during Lunch Hour (11am - 5pm), RM44.80++ during Dinner Hour (5pm - 10pm) and an additional charge of RM3.00++ for weekends and public holidays. This includes free flow chicken, pork (US Pork Loin, Imported Pork Collar, Imported Pork Belly), Beef (Australian Beef Chuck, Roll, Brisket), meatballs, vegetables, hot dishes, drinks, ice-cream and desserts. During Dinner, there is sushi and seafood at the buffet counter as well.

The differentiating factor of Wagyu More is that they also offer three Premium Buffets (All Day) which is sure to elevate your dining experience
  • Spanish Iberico Pork Buffet (RM98.80++)
  • Australian Wagyu Buffet (RM148.80++)
  • Japanese A5 Wagyu Buffet (RM388.80++)
One aspect to highlight when you dine in Wagyu More is that all the meats were freshly sliced and prepared upon ordering. Most of the time, we get frozen meat which have been prepared before ordering. However, at Wagyu More you can be sure to savor freshly sliced meat which taste absolutely divine. 

For special occasions and if you are really a lover of Wagyu, I would highly recommend you go for the Australian Wagyu or the Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef Buffet. The slices were huge and at a premium quality. You could see the marbling on the meat which just melts into your mouth. 

For those of you who are not really keen on buffet, Wagyu More also offer Weekday Set Lunch for (1) Single plate of Chicken/Pork/Beef and free-flow meatballs, vegetables, drinks, ice-cream and desserts for RM28.80++. The Weekday Set Lunch is limited to 60minutes dining time and only available from 11am - 5pm (Weekdays)


To celebrate the Grand Opening of Wagyu More, for every group of four paying adults that dine in and order any buffet sets, you will be instantly rewarded with a FREE plate of Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef worth RM88.80++ or a plate of Spanish Iberico Pork worth RM22.80++. Promotion valid from 31 August to 15 September 2018, while stocks last

Wagyu More Japanese Shabu-Shabu

T-216B, 3rd Floor,
The Gardens Mall,
Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

For reservations: http://wagyumore.wasap.my   
Reservations available for 2 slots only (11am and 5pm)

Tel: 03-22021811

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