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Karen-kho.com is a fitness and lifestyle blog. The blogger, Karen, is a fitness addict who likes sharing fitness tips on social media, and who aspires to motivate her followers to lead a fitter, healthier lifestyle. Karen also casually blogs about her travels, beauty and fashion. More info...
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Hello, HONG KONG!
I'm back to this city for the sixth time this round. Hong Kong is a busy city. If you are a city girl/boy, you will definitely love this place! It is so much to do here, it is really headache about where to start in order get the most out of the trip. For me, i love to shop during my trip. That's the reason why, it is a MUST to do some shopping! I've been to most of the common shopping district in HK. So this time, i decided to explore some new places and guess what i've found? SOLO Mall. Basically, It is a unique concept building with a lot of shop lots.



Booking a hotel is very easy. But finding the right hotel? It took us forever! If you are a tourist in Hong Kong, people say that it is best to book a hotel between Tsim Sha Tsui and Mongkok. But depending on your itinerary, you might consider other areas. For me, the most important thing is that the hotel is very near MTR stations, restaurants or food stalls and convenient stores. Of course, you should also make sure you feel safe in the area, its surroundings, and the building itself.

So, which part to stay in? The Kowloon area or The Hong Kong Island?

If you stay in Kowloon, the Tsim Sha Tsui part of Kowloon is probably the area of Kowloon that most tourists seem to prefer. Many of the Kowloon tourist attractions are located in this neighborhood. It is also near to Mongkok, which many people would feel has a more "local" feeling - that is, less tourists compared to Tsim Sha Tsui and more local people and street life (the ladies market, sneakers streets etc.)  If you stay on Hong Kong Island, I would recommend staying in Causeway Bay or the neighborhood called Central. 

But, regardless of whether you stay in Kowloon or Hong Kong Island, as long as you are relatively near the MTR station then you are fine because the public transportation is quite convenient in Hong Kong. It will take you anywhere you need to go. 

For the hotel, If you are on a tight budget, you will be happy to know that there are a lot of budget hotels in Hong Kong.There are a huge number of hotels in Hong Kong and with so many to choose from, it can be really hard to decide where you should stay. If you are not travelling with a large group of people. You can consider ....

Sorry for the delay, was really busy with travelling and works these few months. 
Finally have time to upload my Club Med VLOG after so many months. 


There you go! E N J O Y 
Do let me know if you have any question / feedback




Nothing beats a night out with your best mates! I love having a drink with my friends during the weekend, especially cocktails! There are so many easy-to-drink cocktails that come in pretty colours and sweet flavours. Generally, women prefer cocktails for an easier drinking experience. If you're a cocktail drinker, odds are you've heard of the term ‘craft cocktails’ floating around recently. 

Guess what - there are plenty of crafted cocktails in the market. Each place has their own specialty with different tastes and ingredients. I was surprised to find them available at The Westin Kuala Lumpur too. It is located at QBA Bar & Grill and if you enjoy cocktails, this is the perfect spot! 

The Westin Hotels & Resorts have recently introduced Crafted at Westin, a new cocktail menu that invites guests to choose well behind the bar. They use a lot of natural ingredients in the cocktails, which taste fresher and less sweet compared to your average cocktail. If you like specialty cocktails, I recommend giving it a try. 
When dreams come true......It is not just a dream anymore! 

Yes, i've finally made it to Italy one month after my Paris trip. I still can't believe what had just happened. I've always been dreaming for a Europe trip. Paris is the first place i wanted to go, and i'm glad i made it and it is really a bonus for me that i get to travel to Italy too in such a short period of time after my previous trip! I've been travelling a lot these days because i want to see more, experience everything before i get old. There are places i must see at least once in life. Find #karenkhotravel to see more of my travel picture in Instagram ( IG @karenkh0

Travel around the world is my dream since young. I'm blessed to have family that love to travel as much as i do. Every year, we travel to different places, it is like a tradition for our family started when i was a kid. So yea, i guess that's the reason why i love to travel so much! Me and my family have been travelling in Asian countries for the past few years, finally this time round, we flew out of Asia. Say YAY! It's my bucket list, EUROPE! 

It was a 9 days 6 night in Italy. Europe. We are following tour, it costs us RM7428 for the tour, including the flight tickets, hotel stays for 6 nights, tour guided, transportation, food. It is all included except the Gondola rides we took in Venice. It is quite affordable and worthy for a Europe trip! 

Here's all the places i've been during this tour! This is has finally fulfill some of my bucket list.
My silly girl - Abby is a wonderful little creature with a personality of her own. She never fails to make me smile. Her innocent eyes are my favourite! Coming home to a wagging tail and shining eyes are simply the best. She always dances for me with excitement every time she saw me. The unconditional love, the companionship that she gave me all these months is irreplaceable.

I've learned so much after the 30 days challenge with Pedigree. We have stronger bond now. 

I see things more differently after the challenge done with my pet. Abby showed me that things in life really aren't that hard - Happiness is truly just you and your companion.     

No matter what, even if you’ve been so busy that you haven’t had the time to give your dog the attention he deserves, he’s still madly waiting for you to come home. He doesn’t care if you have a zit, got fired, dumped, or made a really bad fashion choice that day. All he wants is you. He loves you unconditionally. And that, my friends, is the ultimate reason why we should love our dogs. 


 She is super adorable!
Love doing the high five challenge with her all time. 




All Thanks to DentaStix Pedigree! Now i love my dog more and more!! 

DentaStix is clinically proven to reduce tartar build-up by 80%. It contains 2 active ingredients – sodium tripolyphosphate and zinc sulphate that eases plague removal. On top of that, the unique x-shape treat can help to clean between the teeth and down the gum line

Taking up the 30 Days Challenge has greatly improve my dog’s oral health in such a short period of time! Don't hesitate to join the 30 Days Challenge with me and see the how Pedigree can improve your dog’s oral health yourself! JOM! Go to the nearest store and grab one of those DentaStix for your dog!  

Pedigree is now having a Closer Cuddle contest!

 Check them out and join the contest to win awesome prizes from Pedigree Malaysia! Check them out and join the contest to win awesome prizes from Pedigree Malaysia! All you need to do is just to take a picture with your dog and complete the slogan given in the move creative way. The contest only last from 16th June until 11th July 2016! Join up guys! Each contest starts on Wednesday and ends on the following Monday! 

For more information about the products, check out their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PedigreeMalaysia

Many women worry that weight training will somehow transform them into Hulk, so they spend hours doing cardio in order to maintain their "feminine" figure. The truth is, women just don't have the hormonal support to gain muscle mass like men. Of course! There are women, typically professional bodybuilders, who look masculine. But, It takes many many many, many years of dedication and a particular lifestyle to achieve this sort of muscularity. Unless you have goals of becoming the next star in female bodybuilding, you don't ever need to worry about looking too masculine. Don't worry about being mascular, worry about being flabby and weak! 


I've receiving a lot of email asking me about fitness routine. So, here's some tips for everyone to do without using a lot of equipment and it can be done anytime, anywhere. No more excuses now. 


I know, There's so much going on it's difficult to even know where to begin!

First of all, always remember to STRETCH before your workout. 
Second, always WARM UP before you start doing any exercises. It is very important. 

For warm up, #1 High Knees Jump (1 minutes x 4 sets)
Tried of just cycling, running and jumping jack? Try this out. Great cardio exercise to get the heart pumping if performed regularly it will improve flexibility and power in the lower limbs.

#2 PLANK 
This is my favorite warm up. It helps to strengthen your entire body—they make your core pop, strengthen your lower back, and build your shoulders. The best part is, no equipment needed. Just try to hold it as long as you can. ( minimum 1 minute x 4 sets )

#3 Instead of just RUNNING, try HIIT ( High Intensity Interval Training)
Add into your routine to burn more calories in a shorter amount of time, as opposed to long, slow endurance exercise.  How to do it: Run at your maximum speed for 1 minute then slow down at fast walking speed for 1 minute. Continuously to do it for at least 15 minutes per day. It can elevate your running and effectively burn calories. Trust me, it is more tiring than your usual cardio. 

Girls, Here's some workout that you can try to add into your fitness routine. You don’t need a gym or any equipment, so this extremely effective exercise can be done pretty much anywhere. You can do in the privacy of your own home or you can do it in the park nearby your house after work.

#1 Wall Sit ( 1-2 minutes x 4 sets )
Wall Sits are awesome in working out the two gatherings of muscles in your thighs. It can be done anytime, anywhere. Hold it for 1-2 minutes and feel the burn on your thighs. 

#2 Squats with Kettlebell ( 15-20 reps x 4 sets )
You can do it with or without the Kettlebell. If you want it to be more challenging, try it with the kettle bell. As well as toning muscles, squats burn calories too. As you tone and build your muscles, you are burning more and more calories. Do it now! 

#3 Kettlebell Swing ( 20 reps x 4 sets )
It is almost like the squats position but when you stand up, swing the kettlebell forward to your shoulder level. Control the speed, hold it for a few seconds if possible. Try to engage your core muscles and your thighs. You will feel the soreness in your core and also your inner thighs. This is one of my favorite workout. 


#4 Chair Lunges ( 15 reps each sides x 4 sets )
If you are looking for new leg exercise except squats, try lunges. You can do it with or without weight. Always remember to keep your upper body straight. Place your rear foot on a chair, and have your lead foot slightly in front of you. Keeping your abs and glutes tights, take a medium to long step forward and slowly lower yourself through your leading knee. They effectively work your glutes and quadriceps and also engage your hamstrings.


#5 Push up ( 15 reps x 4 sets )
I’m a huge fan of this classic exercise because it works the entire body, burning a significant amount of calories, as well as tightens my chest muscles. How to do it: Get down on all fours and place your hands on the floor so that they’re slightly wider than and in line with your shoulders, feet close together. Lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor and then push yourself back to the starting position. Make sure to keep your hips lifted and your core braced the entire time.

Just remember to continue challenging your body by gradually increasing the weight or number of reps as you get stronger. Don't always do the same workout everyday. Try something new and challenge yourself a little more each day. Keep setting goals for yourself because knowing you have something to work toward will encourage you to move further! All the best ladies!

Let's work for a better body together!



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Outfits - USA PRO from SportDirectMsia
Photograph - Nicole 




Diamond is a girl's best friend
Women love diamonds. Men know that. Whether they're for your engagement or for an anniversary, you can't go wrong with a diamond ring. Yes, diamonds are pretty, precious, and these days, cost a lot of money. But it is all worth it. Of course, woman nowadays don't have to wait around for a man to buy her a diamond ring anymore. There is a lot of modern women who are more financially independent than they have ever been, and it is more proud of being independence. Every woman deserve something sparkly to show for it. If you like it, buy it for the person you love the most - Yourself.  

How many of you are a fan of Diamonds? For a perfect Diamond, The most important characteristic is the cut. The cut is the quality of a diamond's proportions, described in angles and percentages. It is not merely how symmetric the diamond is, as described by the "symmetry" grade on the lab report, as you may be told. Cut has the most impact on a diamond's overall beauty. Now, it is even better with ALLOVE Diamond. Keep reading..  

It was a pleasure to be invited to the launch of ALLOVE DIAMOND last week in Ritz Carlton Hotel, KL. It is exclusively by SK Jewellery, a leading premier jeweller of brilliant craftsmanship, signature expressions and timeless quality in the region. SK Jewellery is proud to be the exclusive distributor of the revolutionary ALLOVE diamond in Malaysia and Singapore.  
 It was a high tea session with the member of media and the SK Jewellery team


The showcase of Jewellery that made of ALLOVE DIAMOND

What's the speciality of ALLOVE DIAMOND?
  • ALLOVE diamond partners exclusively with SK Jewellery
81 facet cut, featuring a perfect pattern of 10 Hearts and 10 Arrows sets a new standard in the diamond industry with worldwide patents
maximises light reflection, giving it its unparalleled brilliance, intense sparkle and mesmerizing radiance.  
  •  ALLOVE includes an all-new 81-facet cut featuring a perfect pattern of 10 Hearts and 10 Arrows, specifically created to maximise light performance and eliminate light leakage. More sparkle! 
  • ALLOVE includes an all-new 81-facet cut featuring a perfect pattern of 10 Hearts and 10 Arrows, specifically created to maximise light performance and eliminate light leakage. More sparkle!






 The ALLOVE diamond is as rare as it is magnificently beautiful. 


Each and every single ALLOVE diamond undergoes tens of thousands of cuts to achieve its magnificent beauty. For insurance of the uniqueness and traceability of every ALLOVE diamond, there will be an exclusive mark and unique series code on its waist and certified by GIA and independent light performance report.  



The ALLOVE Diamond fully reflects all the colours of light. That's the reason why, it is more sparkle compare to the traditionally-cut diamonds. 
Let's try them on! 
 It is so shinning, my camera can't even focus on the Diamonds. 

Once again, Thank you for having us 

For more information about ALLOVE, visit their website at :

I'm back! It's time for another updates regarding training with Abby earlier. 
How time flies. Finally it is another month with Abby! I can official announce it the end for the Pedigree 30 Days Challenge. I'm sure you all know about the challenge right? I've shared my progress in my blog and my instagram, feel free to stalk it out for more stories of me with my little girl - Abby!

It was so much fun doing the challenge with Abby in the past 30 days. 
Throughout the challenge, i've been teaching her doing some tricks. Now she is much happier because i get to spent more play time with her doing the challenge. DentaStix help me to get her attentions all the time. She is always playful and hungry, it is the best time to teach her new stuff with treat! I'm a happy mama because she finally knows how to "high five" with different paws and she is more alert with me. 
The last challenge that I’ve tried with Abby is for her to just hug and kiss me! With the DentaStix as treat, it’s gotten way easier than before. And I like how the smells of her breath improved so much after these little treats I’ve been giving her.

In case you are not familiar with the products - DentaStix. Let me explain a little. 

DentaStix is clinically proven to reduce tartar build-up by 80%. It contains 2 active ingredients – sodium tripolyphosphate and zinc sulphate that eases plague removal. On top of that, the unique x-shape treat can help to clean between the teeth and down the gum line


Now, I'm starting to notice slight changes in Abby’s dental health after habitual feeding of DentaStix . Her oral health is improving, no more bad breath and her teeth is so much brighter compare to last time. Now i can save time cleaning her teeth with Dentastix, so effortless and beneficial.  






Thank you Pedigree! Taking up the 30 Days Challenge has greatly improve my dog’s oral health in such a short period of time! Come on, let's join the 30 Days Challenge with me and see the how Pedigree can improve your dog’s oral health yourself! What are you waiting for? Go to the nearest store and grab one of those Dentastix for your dog!  

For more information about the products, check out their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PedigreeMalaysia



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