Yours truly here was at the 11th Street HQ here in Malaysia to celebrate International Coffee Day with the online marketplace 11street (www.11street.my) and the No.1 coffee brand Nescafé, part of Nestle Malaysia. I got to take a peek at some shared insights of the latest coffee consumption trends which was pretty fascinating, I must admit....
Sep 28, 2015
Do you know you can now achieve flawless-looking skin with the all-new TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Plus Set from Mary Kay®, combining the benefits of the Mary Kay® all time favorite TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Refine and the brand-NEW TimeWise® Pore Minimizer serum?
It is definitely heaven sent for people like me who are already in our late 30s or early 40s, as when we age, our skin shows signs of aging with being having more pigmentation, fine lines as well as pores..
Laneige’s Waterful Sharing Campaign 2015 successfully raised RM100,000 from the 10,000 jars of Water Sleeping Mask sold during the campaign period which ended on the 31st of July 2015.
With the funds raised, Laneige Malaysia together with the Malaysian Environmental NGOs (MENGO) successfully installed the rainwater harvesting system at all six children’s homes in Selangor namely Rainbow Home, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Ehsan Ash-Shakur, Rumah Kebajikan Anbu Illam, Rumah K.I.D.S, Rumah Bakti and Rumah Amal Cahaya Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (RACTAR).
Sep 27, 2015
Sadly and unfortunately, I was born with very short lashes, and it did not help when my mother had the silly idea of trimming my eyelashes when I was a kid in the hopes of getting it to grow longer. But unfortunately, my eyelashes were always short... even some guys I know have longer lashes then me... bahhhh... how lame can I be...
A little treat for my readers... I have been a huge fan of Otome games/ stories.. and here I am sharing one short story from Star Crossed Myth between a human (namely the reader of the story, and in this case, ehem, yours truly) and one of the "'God's' of the Stars or Horoscope" , in this case, Scorpio...
Well, it is my escapism from life... and my dose of romance... hahaha...pathetic sounding I may be...
Sep 26, 2015
There is a huge variety of cat food in the market, and having a few cats at home, and being just in the middle average income or is it the middle lower income category, I cannot afford to feed them the super expensive premium cat food, for me, my choice is Whiskas..
My cats cannot seem to get enough of this scrumptious seafood combination cat food. I am also thankful that they do get their daily dose of Omega 6 fatty acids to help support healthy skin and coat, protein for lean muscles, and natural sources of glucosamine for healthy joints.
Go into any pharmacy and you can find just so many collagen based or collagen infused products in the market nowadays. Collagen is vital for us to maintain a firm, hydrated and radiant skin.
Collagen provides the basis for strong connective tissues and healthy skin. It is also a building block for all our body systems. When we’re young, our skin stays plump and smooth because it constantly regenerates itself.
As we age, like me now, sob...., collagen production is greatly reduced and even stopped. And as a results of that, wrinkles and sagging skin occur.
Sep 25, 2015
Overshadowed by its neighbour, the Forbidden City, Beihai Park is very often neglected by tourists. Called the Winter Palace by some, Beihai Park is the oldest imperial garden in the world as well as one of the largest in China.
As mentioned, I was there in Beijing for only about 5 days, and I was squeezing as many landmarks and places in my schedule as I could and Beihai Park was on my list of “maybe” places to go.
Sep 24, 2015
Malaysia is a well-known food haven, with famous culinary destinations all over the country.
From the Char Kuey Teow of Pulau Pinang to Tawau’s Nasi Kuning, Malaysia’s flavours span across various states and cultures, a treasure trove for foodies and critics.
Do you know you can now enjoy the best of Malaysian cuisine under one roof!!! The Ten Years Restaurant welcomes diners of all ages to savour the nation’s most famous fares.
Sep 23, 2015
The Rebel crew returns to Disney XD Saturday, 3 October 2015 in the Season Two premiere of Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal – a special one-hour movie event!
The Rebels return to Lothal to save a defecting Imperial officer, only to draw the attention of the Empire’s most dreaded agent - Darth Vader.
The highly anticipated Star Wars Rebels season two is set to premiere on SATURDAY, October 3 at 8am on Disney XD (Astro Ch 617) and 11am on Disney Channel (Astro Ch 615).
Attention all foodies, and of course, note to self... lol! Get ready for the upcoming ultimate food lover’s fiesta in the heart of Mutiara Damansara, as the Curve brings a gastronomical haven to life.
A three-day Foodie Fest weekend, beginning from October 2 to 4 ,2015, will be a food-filled festival featuring 18 stalls offering a range of yummy snacks, thirst-quenching beverages, sinful desserts, scrumptious pastries and more! Visitors will be spoilt for culinary choice as they wander through the street-food ambience set up at the Curve’s Centre Court.
Sep 22, 2015
What did you do during your recent weekend? Me? I had a something different as my little girl and I headed over to the Manhattan Ballroom at the Berjaya Times Square to check out the Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival happening there .
In case you did not know it... how slow are you... This is the BIGGEST International Comedy Festival in the Region with over 60 of the World's Funniest Comedians from 14 different countries brought together to entertain the few of us in Kuala Lumpur.... also known as the KLIC Fest 2015!!!
Sep 21, 2015
Taking care of our face is a way of showing we love and respect ourselves. This garners some respect from others and makes our loved ones feel proud of us, in some ways. And after all, doesn't it feels good to look good?!!
Grooming is very important to us women. It is not just showering and brushing our teeth. It is proper skin care that includes cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.
Sep 20, 2015
Now if you know me personally and what I like, you will know that I am a huge fan of ancient history, and I absolutely love visiting ancient historical relics / places.
Do not ask me why, as I tend to contradict myself as I am a huge scaredy cat when it comes to creepy stuff as well as am terrified of ghosts, but it is the feeling of walking side by side with a colourful history of the world...
Given a time machine, I would love to step back a thousand years in any era... be in the Indian , Chinese, Japanese, Gael, Viking, anything....that is me... So when I travel overseas, it is all those historical sites that fascinates me endlessly...
Prince Gong or Prince Kung's Mansion in Beijing is just one of them in Beijing, China....
A healthy imagination plays an important role in helping children learn, and for over 50 years, PLAY-DOH® has inspired young children to play, invent, experiment and sculpt their own unique creations.
Using PLAY-DOH® with young children is beneficial in so many ways. It helps with:
The malleable properties of PLAY-DOH® make it fun for investigation and exploration as well as silently building up strength in those tiny hand muscles and tendons, helping your kiddies prepare for pencil and scissor control later on.
PLAY-DOH® can be squashed, squeezed, rolled, flattened, chopped, cut, scored, raked, punctured, poked and shredded! And every one of these actions helps fine motor development in different ways, as well as hand-eye coordination and general concentration.
Sep 19, 2015
So the mid term school holiday have began. Where are you bringing your kids?
If you are looking for a different kind of wholesome family event this coming school holidays, you are in for a treat with the ‘Thomas Knowledge Hunt’, The Little Big Club’s newest family fun activity happening exclusively from 19 to 27 September.
I have always admired the imaginative minds of some individuals, so when I heard and learned of the Hotel de ART's concept I was truly intrigued. Hotel de ART is located at Section 7 in Shah Alam, quite close to the iCity and also UiTM
Hotel de ART no ordinary hotel. This boutique hotel is Malaysia’s 1st ART themed hotel, with 58 different Art themed rooms. All their rooms are individually designed with themes inspired by fairy tales, flowers & nature, fantasies, movies, cities like Paris & New York, mystical Egypt & posh Europe, cartoon characters like Hello Kitty & Mickey Mouse and even legendary superstars like Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and even Lady GAGA! It will definitely have you in awe....
Sep 18, 2015
People who are autistic are very often misunderstood, And with that they suffer discrimination, intolerance and isolation, resulting in everyday society exclusion. However, not many people know that most people with autism do actually have special abilities such as in mathematics or arts...
Suria KLCC launched their Sunshine September 2015 programme at the Suria KLCC mall today, to increase awareness of autism among Malaysians as well as to raise funds for The National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM). Sunshine September 2015 , for the 6th time, aimed to showcase the NASOM children’s various talents and seek contributions through various fundraising activities, besides helping Malaysians understand more about autism.
Sep 17, 2015
Beijing Zoo is located at the north of Xizhimenwai Avenue, Xicheng District. You can get there on line 4 of the Subway at the Beijing Zoo stop (naturally). It is the largest zoo in China and one of the most famous zoos all over the world.
It cost me RMB40 to enter the zoo but I think it is very reasonable and well worth it as this includes the Panda House as well and also a boat ride, I think but I did not go on that as the dock for the boat ride was too crowded... besides, other zoos around the world, in Malaysia and Singapore (even more so) cost a lot more....
Yours truly planned to visit this particular temple not because it is a temple but, well being a romantic airhead, someone with her head in the clouds with all the romanticized imperial stories of imperial China, I so wanted to see the place Prince Yinzhen, 4th prince of the Emperor Kangxi once lived in before he became Emperor Yongzheng himself......
Sep 16, 2015
Yours truly was delighted to be among some of the bloggers that attended the Cason Trading Sdn Bhd 1st ever grand product launch, held at Ossoto Spa KL recently. It was an interesting experience since it was my first time in such a spa facility.
Sep 15, 2015
Every woman worth her salt would know the importance of caring for her skin. Beauty and skin care go hand in hand, especially for those who want to be able to look their best with confidence.
Anyway , for your info, NEESYA Skincare if Malaysia's first skin radiance specialist brand and its products are formulated to be HALAL , so, to some of my Muslim readers out there who are very particular about the product being HALAL or not, you can rest your mind and try this product...
NEESYA means "butterfly" in Greek and it symbolizes the transformation of today's modern individual as well as helping to unleash the user's inner beauty within...
The LumiScience Technology is a trademarked formulation that employs a systematic approach to attain healthy skin, resulting in gorgeous glowing skin. But I guess what matters most is actually, even with all the proven innovative science and uncompromised use of premium natural extracts sourced from Europe and UK, NEESYA skincare is made affordable for everyone!!!
Yours truly here was really over the moon when she got a pair of invites from Sunway Lagoon to watch the MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015. My tween daughter was even more excited when I told her we would be heading there to watch the concert.
This would have been the second concert she has seen, the first one being Simple Plan, and all at the tender age of 11... when I was her age and even a few years older, I never manage to go to a concert before in my life... That is how lucky she is.
Sep 14, 2015
All of us change our clothes and with that in thought, OtterBox newest case series, MySymmetry is designed to allow you to switch you style of your case depending on your current mood, without having to compromise on that all important protection!!
So yours truly here was at the Chatime Galleria at Lot 10 recently to check out the launch of their Thai-Tea Fest. It was a colourful event with staff members all decked in Thai clothing, Thai melodies being played on air and sashes and there was even part of a real tuk tuk there!!
Chatime Malaysia, the leading lifestyle brand of the modern tea industry in the country was certainly making a huge splash with their two new tea concoctions for tea lovers and I was blessed to be there to be among the first to be able to taste these very delicious tea..
Sep 13, 2015
Dinosaurs can be pretty fascinating for many people, especially children. And why not? Because the great beasts are the most successful land animals that have ever existed, and some of the most diverse. They can be as small as the size of a thimble , yet, there are some that are big and weighs over 100 tons. Some were small and quick and feathery, others so well armoured with weaponry that would make any predator think twice before attacking.
They might have been said to have gone extinct, but they actually still rule both the skies above and the swamps, because do you know, birds and crocodiles are dinosaurs...?!
Many of us experience stress or get overwhelmed with all the curveballs life throws at us from time to time…and to relieve our stress, we definitely should give ourselves a treat.
To relieve life stressors, especially when one has not much extra time or extra money, you can actually indulge in simple pleasures. In my book, that means a lovely bowl of sinful but yummy ice cream (yeah, I know it is not a healthy choice) but it certainly brightens my day and make me feel better… a while load better…..
Sep 12, 2015
|Pic credit to Disney|
Moisturiser, BB Creams, sunscreen, eye liners, mascara , lipstick, foundation, compact powder and such are what most women apply on their face every day.
Removing all these in the evening is just as important because sleeping with make-up on can lead to acne break-outs, accelerate the ageing process and make the skin look dull.
Sep 11, 2015
Truth is age is catching up with me, in a fast and furious way. Stress is also overtaking me more then I can take, and with this, I do suffer from lack of sleep.
Yes, I do go to bed very early... as early as 10pm... however, I get my sleep interrupted and wake up several times a night and even wake up for good at 4 am, sometime earlier....
Because of this, my skin seems to be getting more skin and I have noticed I have puffy eyes in my photos.... and probably lackluster skin, fine lines, and dark circles under the eyes, after all, I am no longer in my twenties...
Sep 10, 2015
Women are drawn to men with passion in their lives. Most people are pretty contented to just exist, going through a routine of “wake up, eat, work, eat, sleep, repeat” day in and day out. People who has passion in their lives are driven. They don’t just float through life, but instead, have purpose. They have something they live for, something they care about with an intensity that you just don’t see often. There’s a part of their life that brings them fulfillment, that pushes them on and inspires them and that is a very attractive trait to women…
Another attractive trait of a man would be having a sense of humor. A sense of humor is not just important to be able to break the ice with a lady, but it is vital for a long-term relationship. Women appreciate a partner who can see and make out the lighter side of things. What's the point of being married or dating someone if you can't make each other laugh on a daily basis? Women want to be with someone who knows how to have fun.
Sep 9, 2015
As we get older, our skin stem cell activity slows down. Our skin stem cells' regenerative ability normally should last a lifetime, but stress, poor diet and environmental factors such as UV rays and smoking can quicken the depletion of skin cells, reduce their regenerative ability, and cause DNA damage and oxidative stress. The result is accelerated skin aging and skin conditions such as pigmentation, dryness, wrinkles, less elastic, dull, irritated and easily damaged skin.
Sep 8, 2015
The Great Wall at Mutianyu is well developed, somewhat quiet, with lots of green sceneries, not full of the tour buses and stops along the way. Taking pictures at Mutianyu is said to be much easier compared with Badaling. Getting up to the Great Wall at Mutianyu is also very convenient as you can use the cable car / 'ski' chair lift that enables you to avoid the steep climb to access to Mutianyu. Best of all, you can enjoy the fun but and slightly scary toboggan ride down for a fast return to the entrance. If you are travelling with kids or teenagers, I bet they would find it fun. On a lovely, clear day, you’ll see very long stretches of the Great Wall and it truly is a glorious sight...
Do you know it is important to cleanse your face to helps lessen the dirt or dust that can actually clog up your face?
You can get all day freshness now with the new SAFI Fruity Fresh Gel Facial Cleanser, the latest range of facial cleansers that is ideal for all skin types especially created for teenage girls....
Sep 7, 2015
What did you do for your weekend? Weekends are great times for relaxation, spending time with family or catching up with good friends, and it is sometime the time you can chill out, unwind and relax.... Relaxing in the city can be a little bit difficult and usually we either stay home or hit the malls...
I had one of the best weekend ever with some amazing friends when we took the ETS (Electric Train Service) to Ipoh from KL Sentral and checked into The Haven Ipoh. It was just a 2 1/2 hour ride and
It was indeed a vibrant and colourful evening at the Sungei Wang Plaza as yours truly was there to witness the launch of its annual thematic “Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations” with its signature event - “Sungei Wang Plaza Thousand Lanterns Parade”!
Sungei Wang Plaza has been beautifully transformed into a colourful mall with a thousand colourful lanterns decorated all around the mall for this mid-autumn festival, embracing the iconic theme “Sungei Wang Plaza Thousand Lanterns Festival”.
Sep 6, 2015
As someone who loves running around and loves travelling, I am quite often in the sun. And everyone knows that being in the sun too long is not necessarily a good thing as many people, don't quite realize the skin-damaging effects the sun can have.
The ugly head of sun damage doesn't rear its head till people get much older and by then the effects can't be reversed. Too much of the sun without any sunscreen can prematurely aged skin and even, gasp...., skin cancer.
Sep 5, 2015
I always love it when MATTA fair comes around and what is not to like about it, there are so much amazing holiday packages, hotel stays and so on up for grabs, and even if you are not exactly travelling anywhere, it is always fun to go just to check out what is there and kill some time there enjoying the little freebies you can collect as well, free food tasting, and the little experiences sometimes money cannot buy....That is what MATTA fair is to me and I will not miss MATTA fair unless something comes up..
Sep 4, 2015
Sep 3, 2015
Mid term break is here again and well, Matta fair starts today !!! It would be one of the best time to plan and buy your holidays now, won't you say... after all, what better way to spend your holiday breaks at Resorts World Genting.
I have been blessed to have gotten the chance to travel the world a little, though not as much as I would like yet, due to family commitments and financial restraints... but well, I am here to share five of my favourite places I have been to... There have been quite a number of countries I have visited, but for the moment, let me take the time to share 5 of some of my favorite places in the world first.....However, I may be biased as it is what I like because I am a person who enjoys historical sites, mythical places, places that have stories to tell and nature....And this is my blog after all....hehehe
Sep 2, 2015
I was among the first few who got to watch this movie, Thanks to RainFilm for the movie preview... which I got to watch this nail biting suspense movie in IMAX!! Gosh ... it was an amazing experience... talk about being a part of the movie....
The story is of course, of Frank Martin who is played by newcomer Ed Skrein (from Game of Thrones) who happens to be a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people with his three simple rules: No names. Never change the deal. Never open the package. .