Apr 29, 2022

Guardian launches Health of the Nation Survey

Guardian is conducting a month-long ‘Health of the Nation’ online survey that will begin on 28 April 2022 with a special ‘Health of the Nation’ event held at the Blue Atrium of Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya while being true to its reputation as the leading community health expert in Malaysia…
Guardian embarked on this survey to understand the current health of the nation and with the results from the  survey, Guardian will be able to use the findings to support our customers with relevant health activities and health information that their customers want and need….
Malaysians are all encouraged to take part in the Guardian ‘Health of the Nation’ survey which can be accessed through all Guardian’s social media and digital platforms including Guardian IG and FaceBook pages…
Head over to the Guardian Atrium event at the Blue Atrium at Sunway Pyramid which is currently held from 28 April until 1 May 2022, where 24 participating brands will be featured with many special promotions such as gifts-with-purchase for everyone and special gifts for customers who participate in the online survey at the Atrium event….
Those who participate in the atrium games, activities, or complete the survey at the atrium will receive a redemption card to redeem a mystery gift at the cashier counter with any purchase. Customers who purchase RM120 from the skincare range will get a FREE Japanese Bowl Set while stocks last. And customers who download the Guardian mobile app on their phone will get a Guardian RM5 coupon too….

Scan this QR Code to link to the survey and you could also win prizes worth upnto RM20000!!!!! Don't miss out!!!

How to Win? Follow these easy steps!
Step 1: Go to https://bit.ly/3LvqFQK or scan the QR code
Step 2 Complete the survey form
Step 3: Stand a chance to win prizes worth up to RM20,000!
Contest Duration: 28th April to 31st May 2022

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Apr 28, 2022

Caring for your hair with KUSABANA mineral-base range hair care from Japan

Guardian Malaysia has just expanded its range of exclusive products with the addition of the Kusabana hair care, a range formulated from hot spring water from Japan….

Kusabana, which means ‘plant with flower’ in Japanese, is inspired by the revered Japanese art form of natural beauty and flower arrangements. What makes Kusabana  unique is that it is formulated from hot spring water from Yubara Japan, which contains a multi-mineral combination of sodium, calcium and potassium that promotes healthy scalp…

Kusabana also contains Camelia Japonica Oil , a key ingredient from Toshima Island that reduces split ends, protects the hair from external influences, and from drying out, softens our hair and makes it shinier….

Kusabana is bottled exclusively for Guardian, making it one of Guardian’s exclusive Own Brand products. 

Yours truly had the chance to experience it at the Japanese themed launch recently which also included a mini foot soak onsen experience and a mini Ikebana workshop which truly was interesting and which delighted the senses…

And of course, my hair felt amazingly light , clean and fragrant after being washed and treated with the Kusabana Damaga Repair range… oh yeah, major love!!!!

Kusabana’s unique formulation is totally from Japan. It is free from silicone and eight other ingredients for healthy hair and skin, 90% derived from natural ingredients, contains six oils and extracts and uses fragrances from world class perfumers and dermatologically tested and proven….

The range includes a Moist and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner, a Damage Repair Shampoo and Conditioner and Hair Mask, a Volume and Anti-Breakage shampoo, a Deep Cleanse and Refresh Shampoo and a Moist and Repair Jasmine Hair Oil.

Kusabana formulation is free from Silicone, Colorant, SLS, SLES, Mineral Oil, MIT, CMIT and Parabens. 

The Moist and Shine shampoo and conditioner has a unique Nourish Lock ComplexTM that helps nourish hair and revitalize the scalp.
Its ingredients include argan oil (nourishing and revitalizing scalp to add brightness, softness and silkiness to hair), honey premix (moisturizing, softening and soothing), olive oil derivatives (anti-oxidant and moisturizer), ume extract (improves hair elasticity), grape skin extract (helps protect scalp from UVB rays) and moringa seed extracts (helps repair and strengthens hair). It features a thyme tea rose fragrance.

The Damage Repair shampoo and conditioner has a unique Restore Shield ComplexTM that helps to strengthen hair and repair hair damage with a formulation that is free from silicone, parabens, colorant, SLS, SLES, MIT, CMIT and mineral oils. Its ingredients include Japanese Camillia Oil (softens the hair, makes it shinier and reduce the formulation of split ends), argan oil (nourishing and revitalizing scalp to add brightness, softness and silkiness to hair), prune oil (improves hair shine and softness), licorice leaf extract (moisturizes scalp), purple brown rice bran extract (anti-oxidant and helps protect from UVB ray damage) and sunflower ceramide (protects hair damaged by perm, UV and colour fading from wash). This shampoo and conditioner feature a delightful Pear Freesia English fragrance.

The Moist and Repair Jasmine Hair Oil has a Six in one benefit: 
I. Reducing the formation of split ends by smoothening hair cuticle 
II. Detangling hair
III. Protecting from hair damage
IV. Nourishing hair
V. Improving hair elasticity
VI. Improving hair shine

Its ingredients include argan oil (nourishing and revitalizing for scalp, giving brightness, silkiness and softness to hair), Japanese Camelia oil (helps to soften the hair and repair slit ends and makes hair shinier), Olive oil derivative (anti-oxidant and moisturization), Sunflower extract (helps to protect hair damaged by perm, UV and colour fading from wash) and Jasmine sunflower oil.

Now you can get sensationally beautiful and desirable hair with the Kusabana hair care range, which retails only from RM31.90 per pack from Guardian Malaysian stores and Guardian online store app ....

Apr 26, 2022


One of Sigrid’s most anthemic songs from her highly anticipated second album How To Let Go materialised at the Reading and Leeds festival last year

After a chance meeting with UK rock band Bring Me The Horizon backstage, they realised they were both fans of each other's music. This led to vocalist Oli Sykes and keyboardist Jordan Fish sending a demo, they all got in the studio to lay down lyrics, and the tear-stained rock ballad “Bad Life” was born, released today on Island Records. 

“It tells the story of when things are rough and it can feel like you're never going to stop feeling sad,” says Sigrid, with searingly beautiful lyrics, “It’s just a bad day, not a bad life”. 

Pairing the Norwegian pop sensation’s uplifting power-house chorus’ and with Bring Me The Horizon’s ability to capture intense emotion, the song is a mighty allegory for taking struggles with mental health day by day. 

The video, directed by Raja Verdi (Holly Humberstone, Celeste) takes the viewers through an epic storm of emotion, showing both festival favourite performers Sigrid and Oli powerfully moving through inner turmoil: "The concept for this one shot film was to lean into the themes of having to get through the bad to eventually reach the other side - life can certainly feel like a rollercoaster sometimes,” says Raja.

This year has been an important time of collaboration for Sigrid. Having met Griff at a fashion show, the two pop stars bonded over pizza and their experience in the music industry, and got in the studio and wrote the mighty firecracker ‘Head on Fire’, which won the Best Collaboration at the NME Awards 2022. Sigrid has since released stadium rock-ready banger “It Gets Dark,” which lyrically pulls off that very Sigrid trick of zooming in on the personal while keeping it universal, and looks closely at the two sides of her personality and how they’ve been magnified by being in the spotlight.

 Set to release her highly anticipated second album “How To Let Go” on 6 May 2022 - the follow up to 2019's critically acclaimed UK top 5 album Sucker Punch - the past few years have been a time of deep reflection for Sigrid.

The 12-track LP ‘How To Let Go’ was written at a time where Sigrid was thinking a lot about her life in Norway and her life outside of Norway. 

“They're two different things. The chill girl who loves to ski and hike and cook versus the other part of me that's like ‘let's go out’, or let's play massive shows, go on stage and not be scared of anything. I used to be so shy as a kid but then when I'm on stage at Glastonbury for example I love losing myself in it.” Sigrid comments that sometimes those personalities clash and you get confused about what makes you thrive in life, wanting both parts but realising sometimes they don’t always align. 

This sense of differing perspectives and looking at the same thing from a new angle, is reflected in the amazingly surrealist video for ‘It Gets Dark’, which was made with Mirror director Femke Huurdeman and CANADA (Dua Lipa, Rosalia), featuring Sigrid escaping to space. 

To celebrate the theme, Sigrid has teamed up with the star-gazing app Star Walk 2, which allows fans to explore the wonders of the night sky and uncover a special constellation whilst listening to ‘It Gets Dark’.

Writing huge pop songs from the heart with that rasp, and recalling great vocalists from Stevie Nicks to Carole King and Freddie Mercury, since Sigrid’s ascent to pop stardom in 2017, the 25-year-old has achieved every accolade a young artist from a small town off the coast of Norway could ever have imagined. 

From releasing her critically acclaimed debut EP Don’t Kill My Vibe, to winning the Sound of 2018, performing across the globe at The Royal Variety Show, the Nobel Peace Prize, headlining her first Arena show at 3Arena in Dublin to 12,000 fans, and that Glastonbury performance to 30,000 festival goers and millions at home: Sigrid lit up stages with her non-conformist and progressive attitudes to the femininity in pop. 

Ending 2019 with a 5* (The Times) headline show at London’s Eventim Apollo, Sigrid has become renowned for her high-energy live shows, writing anthemic chorus’ for festivals that would become her definitive stage. It’s no surprise that the only place Sigrid feels truly she can take out “all those emotions” is performing live with her band.

Last summer, Sigrid was the most highly billed woman on the Main Stage on Saturday at Reading & Leeds festival, and this Winter will bring her huge live show to the UK and Ireland, headlining Wembley’s SSE Arena on 12 November 2022.

With 1.3 Billion global streams and over 1 Million global album unit sales, and the Platinum certified success of pop-dance anthem Strangers, Sigrid returned to the world stage with the “empowerment anthem” (ELLE) ‘Mirror’, followed by the ABBA-inspired synth banger ‘Burning Bridges’, which showed Sigrid’s immense pop songwriting talent. 

Then, having soundtracked the BBC Olympic closing montage with her stunning ballad ‘Home To You’, the pop star released the ‘Home To You (This Christmas)’ version, spellbinding families at home over the holidays with an incredible Top Of The Pops performance, and cementing Sigrid’s position as the ‘voice’ in alt-pop.


Bring Me The Horizon has sold over 4 million albums globally to date, played sold-out shows in over 40 countries, including two sold out nights at London’s O2 and one night at The Forum in Los Angeles, wowed a traditionally non-rock crowd at Glastonbury Festival in 2016 and 2018, and stole the show at high profile festivals across Europe all summer 2019.

  They have now also amassed over 1 billion video views on YouTube. Bring Me The Horizon are vocalist Oli Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Mat Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish.

Apr 25, 2022

Embrace Grapeness with Taste Australia's divine Table Grapes

Its time to be Embracing Grapeness as the harvest season from Australia is here again with yet another season of Taste Australia’s juicy table grapes.

Australian grapes are available in more than 40 varieties and are renowned for their flavour, plumpness, and taste. Table grapes from Australia are categorized into seeded and seedless varieties which are either red, black, or green in colour.

 The four most popular are Thompson Seedless, Menindee Seedless, Crimson Seedless and Red Globe. While these public varieties are very popular in domestic and export markets, there is a growing number of innovative and unique varieties developed by commercial breeders such as Adora, Cotton Candy, Golden Globe, Sweet Sapphire, Alison & Midnight Beauty. 

Malaysians love grapes and these eye-catching bright coloured superfoods are really the perfect anytime snack and adding them to your daily diet will give you a much-needed antioxidant boost…..

Made from approximately 80 percent water and containing high amounts of fibre, grapes help hydrate, cleanse, and detoxify active bodies and also keep your gut healthy...

These grapes are sweet and crunchy and also super healthy as they come rich in phytonutrients, such as resveratrol, quercetin, anthocyanin and catechin….

These precious fruits are also a good source of vitamin C and Vitamin B6 that helps prevent heart diseases by inhibiting the build-up of plaque in coronary arteries, as well as inhibiting the growth of some cancers. But that’s not all! With a low glycaemic index (GI) and being both fat and cholesterol free, grapes are also a great source of long-lasting energy and a perfect pick-me-up when you are peckish.

The benefits do not just end there. Grapes are also known for being great for the eyes. New research has revealed that eating grapes helps protect healthy retinal cells from damage and helps stabilise blood glucose levels after a meal, making them ideal for elderly parents or grandparents. 

Taste Australia is highlighting the wide range, freshness, and quality of Australian table grapes, since with warm, dry summers and deep, rich soils, Australia provides an excellent environment for growers to produce world-class table grapes. The warm sunny days and cool nights result in high-colour, sweeter and tastier grapes that are available from November through to May, with the peak export period extended from January to May.

These superfruits are produced in the premier grape growing region of Sunraysia (Mildura and Robinvale) in Victoria, and throughout South-Eastern Queensland. Other growing regions include Carnarvon and the Swan Valley in Western Australia, the Riverina district in Central New South Wales, the South Australian Riverland, and central Northern Territory. 

The Australian table grapes are exported to 42 countries around the world. Over the years, the exports to Malaysia have remained steady, with last year witnessing an increase by 28 percent.

When selecting grapes, an important indication of freshness can be seen from the green stem and the presence of powdery white on the skin called bloom. Grapes which have bloom are generally picked more recently and had very little contact with moisture, which means it was transported through efficient cold chain. 

Another top tip when selecting green grapes is to choose a bunch with a golden tint, as this means they are sweeter in flavour.   

Grapes are so versatile and pairs well with a large variety of specialty cheeses such as brie, blue cheese, ricotta as well as nuts. They can be the perfect addition to a sweet or savoury recipe for a refreshing twist. You can even cut them in half, freeze, and use them instead of ice as a natural way to chill and sweeten drinks. Grapes also fits well for children’s meals as they are bite sized, easy to pack and incredibly sweet.

To get your hands on this much-loved Australian fruit, head down to participating supermarkets including AEON, Jaya Grocer, Village Grocer, Giant, TMC, Cold Storage & Mercato to enjoy their perfectly fresh and sweet taste.

Apr 24, 2022


The Phase 3 of Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang (MOP KLIA) has been officially opened to the public...

The Phase 3 of MOP is a MFMA Development Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Mitsui Fudosan Co.Ltd  (Mitsui  Fudosan) and Malaysia  Airports  Holdings Berhad (Malaysia  Airports) and it now features one of the trendiest sports  zone as well as  an  array of contemporary  home and living offerings... So personally,  I am excited over this and cannot wait to check it out!!!

The stores will offer shoppers new shopping encounters, browsing experience, exclusive in-store events and services, as well as innovative displays over approximately 82,885 square feet of gross floor area and also. houses two brand new tenants – OBJET and COURTS as well as new concept stores by adidas, Nike and PUMA. 

OBJET offers a variety of merchandise and products designed to furnish every living space of a home and every imaginable nook and cranny, from the kitchen to the dining room and the living room to the bedrooms and   bathrooms. Intricate   or   simple,   lavish   or cozy, opulent or post-modern minimalism–
OBJET has something  that  suits  different  moods,  styles  and  tastes  for  any occasion. OBJET at MOP KLIA is the first outlet store of its kind in Malaysia. 

Shoppers can also look forward to the new COURTS  experience with an experiential  retail  space  while  offering  a wide  range  of  options  from  electrical, IT,furniture,  and bedding products. 

The new adidas Factory Outlet at MOP KLIA is the largest factory outlet in Southeast Asia that boasts a  premium  factory  outlet  concept,  bringing its top  tier  product  offerings across various sport categories.

PUMA  Factory  Outlet  Concept  Store is  the  brand’s first flagship  outlet  store is  another exciting sports outlet that shoppers can look forward to,which also happens to be the largest store in Southeast Asia. 

Also in Phase 3’s sport zone is Nikes first-ever concept store Nike Unite KLIA.It reflects  the  heart and  soul of  the  community –celebrating everything local  from  landmarks  to hometown athletes. It is a home court that brings shoppers closer to sports. 

In  conjunction with  the official opening  of  Phase 3, MOP  KLIA  is giving  away  a  Toyota  Rush  to  one lucky winner via  a contest. Shoppers  are  entitled  to participate  in the contest with  a  minimum spending  of RM300  in  a  maximum  of  two  receipts. However, at  least  one  of  the  receipts  must  be from either one of the selected outlets adidas Factory Outlet, COURTS, Nike Unite KLIA, OBJET, or PUMA Factory Outlet Concept Store.

In addition to the introduction of new large concept stores,MOP KLIA has also increased its car park capacity to meet the increasing traffic into the outlet mall. 

With the official opening of the new phase, shoppers can also expect good deals and bargains,apart from the Hari Raya promotions that will be ongoing from 1 April until 8 May 2022. MOP KLIA  is strategically  located just 8-minutes  away from  KLIA  and  klia2 and  approximately  45 minutes from the KL City Centre. The outlet mall is easily accessible through various highways such as ELITE, LDP, KESAS, MAJU Expressway, North South Expressway Central Link, and NKVE. Getting to MOP KLIA is also convenient as there are ample public transportation services available

For more    information on   upcoming   offers,   promotions   and   happenings   at   MOP   KLIA, visit www.mitsuioutletparkklia.com.my or www.facebook.com/MOPKLIA

Apr 18, 2022

Grab Amazing Deals on Marrybrown App from as low as RM1

Gosh my friend was just so lucky and she was bragging (or in kinder words)sharing on Twitter about RM1 deal on Marrybrown app which she thought was a glitch but turned out to be the real deal!!!! 

So yours truly here also become kay poh (busy body) and decided to try my luck too in getting some good deal from the app…. 

And soooooo, I downloaded the app…. Ok done downloaded and done registered… when you done all that, check the ‘Deals’ are and you can find interesting deals…

There were definitely plenty of food and drinks offered at a discount, and pretty good prices that will save you some money…

Lucky for me, I managed to grab one of them when I was outside and in a rush but needed to break fast after fasting….

I managed to save RM3.50 with the deal on my favorite Hotouch Burger Combo!!!!

When you download the app you actually get to even redeem a free Marrybrown’s Crispy Chicken!!! How cool is that….

So what are you waiting for… download the app on your iPhone or Android smartphone from this link – https://mbapp.marrybrown.com

Good luck and have fun finding amazing deals on food you love…..

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Apr 17, 2022


AEON CO. (M) BHD. (AEON) unveiled the latest collaboration for its AEON Raya 2022 Collection with Malaysia’s top fashion designer and entrepreneur, Dato’ Jovian Mandagie in an exclusive launch at AEON Mall Shah Alam...

For this Raya, Jovian is delving deep into the origins of Nusantara. Nusantara, which is an Old Javanese name refers to the conquered provinces of the Majapahit kingdom, which backtracks to the 13th century. The Nusantara women, deeply embedded in history and culture were considered to be the embodiment of beauty and thus the inspiration of this premium ready-to-wear (RTW) collection.
Speaking about the collection, Low Ngai Yuen, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer of AEON said, "Festivity is intrinsically tied to culture and tradition, but a great designer can balance that with the freedom of modern expression – we are indeed very honoured to be able to work alongside Dato’ Jovian Mandagie who understands and translates this extraordinarily. The Nusantara collection already had a long list of pre-order interests via our online iAEON Lifestyle platform, we hope our loyal shoppers will be as pleased as we have been hustling away in its preparation since October last year."
Dato’ Jovian Mandagie, who is one of Malaysia's most successful designers, is best-known for his Mal-Indo influences with alluringly crafted designs that creates an accessible high fashion mix under the distinct aesthetics and labels of the Jovian Mandagie house (JM).
"Our first ready-to-wear collection was unveiled in August 2012. Since then, our RTW has catered to Malaysian women, ensuring that every woman looks beautiful in her outfit. The AEON x JOVIAN's Nusantara collection was deliberately designed in the same way," added Dato’ Jovian Mandagie.
The AEON x JOVIAN Nusantara collection is perfect for the entire family with gorgeous Raya wear for not only for women, but also the men and children.…

The collection also includes Jovian Mandagie’s flagship three-ply and KF94 masks in new designs to match with the festive outfit… 
The collection is now available exclusively at seven physical AEON Stores; Shah Alam, Wangsa Maju, Taman Maluri, Mid Valley, Queensbay, Kota Bharu and Tebrau City, as well as online to all, for pre-order on iAEON Lifestyle at https://lifestyle.myaeon.com.my/special-campaign/jovian-collection-1  , so go check it out and grab it!!!! The designs are seriously just sooo pretty….
The collection is being launched in conjunction with AEON's Ramadan-Raya promotion, 'Raya Penuh Makna.' More ongoing special Raya promotions can be found at www.aeonretail.com.my.
This collaboration is in line with AEON’s efforts in championing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8 - Good Careers and Economic Growth that focuses on promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, good and productive employment for all.