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With the tagline “More Cheese, More Ways to Eat, More Fun”, Pizza Hut announces the return of an all-time favourite:

Chicken Cheesy Bites Pizza

What’s so great about it? It has got:

  • 18 bites full of oozing cheddar and mozzarella cheese
  • Delicious chicken pepperoni, chicken meatballs and shredded chicken
  • A bed of tomato salsa sauce and extra creamy cheese
  • A pot of Cheesy Dip; a thick and creamy cheese sauce to dip your pizza in!

Are your taste buds tingling already? If so, don’t miss out on this limited edition pizza!

Available nationwide only till December 2017

This pizza can be purchased via ala carte orders at RM35.50 for a regular size while combo options are also available through delivery, take-away or dine-in experience.

For more information on Pizza Hut Malaysia and its ongoing promotions, visit www.pizzahut.com.my and www.facebook.com/pizzahutmalaysia/.

Melissa Kartini
Nuffnang Community Team

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As some of you may already know, our very own Grace Ch’ng was featured on the cover of our newly launched digital magazine, Crunch!

And if you’ve already leafed through it – if you haven’t, it’s high time that you do – you also know she contributed a fun DIY Christmas article. It was an entertaining read, needless to say, but allow us to shed further light on why she was chosen for the issue by sharing excerpts from her blog.

For your reading pleasure:

5 Must-Know Tips If You’re Planning To Start A Small Business

2 years ago, I did the most extraordinary thing I could ever have done.

I gave up my 6-figure, comfortable job, for one which has NO PAY, lousy working conditions and overly demanding targets. Some countries call it “stay-at-home mom” but really, that’s just a politically correct term for ‘housewife’.

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How To Stop Doubting And Get Your Business Up And Running

Are you an aspiring business owner? Perhaps you have an idea in mind but you haven’t been able to put it into action. You’ve probably even consulted your family members and confided in your closest friends. Your (poor) spouse has been hearing you talk about your idea for the last 3 months. However, you haven’t put it into action yet because…

YOU HAVE DOUBTS.

Read More

Happy reading, Nuffnangers!

We hope you’ll see the gem that Grace is in the same way we do 😉

Show your love and appreciation for Grace by following her blog @graciouslittlethings!

Melissa Kartini
Nuffnang Community Team

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Murder on the Orient Express opens splendidly. Within the first few minutes of the movie, we’re afforded a luscious view of Jerusalem, where our hero and famed detective, Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), effortlessly solves a sticky matter to do with theft. And he does so with what seems like a simple glance.

Of course, the amazement that follows suit is expected, and Hercule claims that his ability to solve cases so easily has to do with his need for perfection; his attention to detail allows him to pinpoint the root cause of “imperfection”.

Despite his fame and talent, Hercule wishes to rest. And thus, his journey aboard the Orient Express, which he was invited to ride by his friend and director of the train, Bouc, begins.

As far as praises go, there are many to go around for this film.

It is as elegant as it appears in the trailers. It is breathtakingly beautiful, with the gorgeous architecture, backdrops, artfully angled shots and finely tailored costumes making themselves perfectly at home in this setting; there is simply no denying any of these. It is also blessed with a star-studded cast that certainly knows how to deliver their lines with an appropriate toss of their hair or flick of their wrist.

But there is a slight snag to this. Murder of the Orient Express has all of the makings of an excellent, well-rounded film, but perhaps due to a classic case of having a large cast and limited time, the actors and actresses were unable to showcase their full potential.

For instance, Murder on the Orient Express has been graced with the likes of Johnny Depp, Judi Dench and Penelope Cruz, yet the appearances their characters make in the film can be likened to cameos.

It is all too common for certain characters to fall through the cracks when running on limited time, especially when the plot follows the olde whodunnit formula- where the main character takes the time to investigate each and every suspect. This is essentially what the film is in a nutshell: a story that solely focuses on the detective and his attempt in identifying the murderer. 

At least that is what I took away from the film. It is not by any means a terrible production, because it does give your brain a bit of an exercise by making you puzzle over the identity of the killer, but it does leave one wanting. It has all the right ingredients for an excellent movie, but there is a need to create more emotional attachment and depth to the supporting characters. 

That is just one person’s opinion, however. What do you think of the movie? Do you like it or do you not? Leave your thoughts in the Comment section below!

Murder on the Orient Express is now showing in cinemas

 

Melissa Kartini
Nuffnang Community Team

If you’ve ever envisioned being greeted by robots in every restaurant you enter, sit tight because that future might be close- starting with Pizza Hut, Sunway Pyramid.

As the world rapidly propels itself into a technology-driven future, Pizza Hut does as well, but with a twist. It maintains the same heart and depth that it was born with, all to ensure that customers enjoy a quality dining experience. After all, what is a meal if it lacks heart?

So what’s so great about this change, you ask? Allow us to illustrate.

Adorable, shiny R2D2s to greet you

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Well, maybe not R2D2, but we weren’t kidding about the robots! Created to instill a lively atmosphere, these robots are here to bust the perception that a fully digitalised experience is cold and uncaring. Quite the opposite!

Equipped with advanced technology, you’ll be able to interact and even play with these cuties the next time you visit Pizza Hut, Sunway Pyramid. How’s that for neat, huh?

Faster, more accurate orders

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Ever got mad when the waiter got your order wrong? Now that Pizza Hut servers are armed with tablets, this is a heck of a lot less likely to happen.

Plus, it also means that the kitchen will receive your order a lot faster too.

Digital Take Away Kiosks

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Can’t be bothered to wait in line for your turn at the cashier? Then these babies are your saviours. You’ll be able to make orders and pay more quickly- no more of that bothersome waiting when all you want is to get your order down.

Augmented reality menu

If you think the smell of freshly baked pizzas is the only thing there to tease your hunger, think again. Customers will also get to experience an augmented reality menu, where the food is seemingly brought to life while they select their dishes.

Man, it’s enough to make you wish you brought a few extra Ringgit with you.

Now you can game at Pizza Hut, not just in front of your PS4

After you’ve made your order at the digital take away kiosk, you can keep yourself entertained by playing a digital game! So there’s no need to cross your arms and grumble while waiting for your order. Pizza Hut has taken care of that for you.

Ordering with just a click

As if their fully digitalised store wasn’t enough, Pizza Hut decided to go ahead and launch its very own mobile app. With its built-in features, the popular pizza chain makes mobile ordering convenient and oh-so-worth-it.

Here’s how:

  • The app remembers the customer’s past order and preferences, including previous delivery address
  • It can detect the customer’s location and literally make ordering as simple as a click
  • Customers can also check on the delivery status to see how soon their orders will arrive
  • With every order, customers are awarded pizza points. These can be redeemed for free side dishes, drinks and even pizzas

Honestly speaking, all we’re hearing are upsides to this. Convenient and instilled with the same heart we’ve always known Pizza Hut for, there is no reason not to check out this new digital concept store.

Especially since we Malaysians just love food. We can already taste the pizzas.

For more information on Pizza Hut Malaysia and its ongoing promotions, visit www.pizzahut.com.my and www.facebook.com/pizzahutmalaysia/.

Melissa Kartini
Nuffnang Community Team

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We’ve already talked about WordPress.com. Now it’s time for us to turn our attention to WordPress.org, the self-hosted sister to WordPress.com. This is the software you’ll have to turn to if you’d like to get serious with blogging. Yes, you read that right. Software.

What is that supposed to mean? Read on to find out.

WordPress.Org, a Summary

Unlike WordPress.com, where everything is ready-made and provided for you, you’ll need to do a bit of legwork before you can get your WordPress.org blog up and running.

First of all, you’ll need to find a suitable host for your blog. To make the best decision you possibly can, I suggest doing your homework for this one. There are many bargains to be found online if you know where to look.

Once you’ve selected and paid for your own host, you’ll have to install WordPress.org on it. Examples of popular hosts include and are not limited to Hostgator, Bluehost and SiteGround.

Like before, here is a list of features that WordPress.org does and does not offer, neatly split into pros and cons:

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WordPress.Org, a Conclusion

WordPress.org, it is obviously an option that should be for those who’d not only like to enhance their professional image, but also have something to say. It might sound ridiculous to pay for a blog when you can easily create one of your own for free, but remember that this is an investment. Familiarity with WordPress is a valued trait on the job market, especially with the growing importance of social media in this day and age.

And while setting up your own self-hosted blog might sound intimidating, fret not. It only takes about 5-10 minutes to get it up and running. You don’t need a lot of tech know-how to get this done.

So that’s about it! If you’re still undecided, you can always sign up for a free blog first, then maybe create a self-hosted one later on. Win-win, huh?

For the most part, anyway.

Ahem. Good luck and happy blogging!

Click to read Part I: Free Blogs vs Self-Hosted Blogs.

Melissa Kartini
Nuffnang Community Team

MARIGOLD BRIDGE — In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) desperately wants to prove his musical talent. But when he strums the guitar of his idol, the late Ernesto de la Cruz, Miguel sets off a mysterious chain of events and finds himself—and his loyal dog Dante—crossing into the Land of the Dead via a breathtaking bridge made of marigold petals. Directed by Lee Unkrich, co-directed by Adrian Molina and produced by Darla K. Anderson, “Coco” opens in theaters Nov. 22, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

We all know Disney and Pixar as the creators of the beloved family films that make up both our past and present. Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Up, Inside Out, The Incredibles… just to name a few. Now we have Coco to join the fray, and just how welcome this addition is simply cannot be expressed with mere words.

This is especially true when one considers the fact that Pixar’s name faded into the background in recent years. While it still remains as one of the biggest names in the animation industry, it cannot be denied that – save for its just “good” films like Finding Dory – its quality went on a decline for a spell.

Coco successfully breaks this pattern, and reminds us that yes, yes, Pixar is still the King of Animation Studios.

It breaks this pattern in more than one way, however. Coco, with its Mexican setting and characters, is also a turn away from Pixar’s usual collection of white-dominated stories. This is yet another welcome change, as it affords us a peek into another culture and in turn, appreciate it.

Who here has heard of the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos before this film happened? Not many, I’d wager. Unless of course, you’ve watched The Book of Life, but that’s another story for another day.

Back to the subject of Coco, if there is a way to describe the film as a whole, it would have to be that it is a touching, heartwarming tale that will remind you of the importance of family. It does this too, without disregarding the importance of following your dreams. Both themes enjoy a healthy balance; neither is demonised in favour of the other. A feat that Disney and Pixar deserve much applause for.

Moving more onto the plot without risk of spoilers, Coco enjoys well-structured storytelling that is filled with heart at nearly every seam. Be it light, cheeky humour, anger, sadness or happiness, this film is simply emotive. Even the unassuming title is an unexpected punch in the gut.

And as if those weren’t enough to deliver a compelling story, Pixar bestowed Coco with animation that is rich in detail, to the point where every movement of hair, every facial expression and every wave of fabric is filled with life-like vitality. The sheer vibrance of colour is a treat for your senses, and needless to say, the top-notch animation only augments the raw emotion that the tale has already been interwoven with.

But even with all of these fantastic qualities to consider, does Coco have what it takes to face the year end blockbusters head on?

Whatever your say on the matter is, I believe that Pixar has, without a doubt, done it again. Here’s to Pixar and its many films to come.

Coco is now in cinemas

Melissa Kartini
Nuffnang Community Team

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