Jan 31, 2023

Carrisa Beauty offers local products that are equilavent to international brands

Looking to support a great local brand ? Do check out Carrisa Beauty, offering great beauty and skincare products which are equilavent to international brands…

Carrisa Beauty Boutique began as a women's fashion boutique at SACC Mall in Shah Alam in 2015 offering Muslim women a great variety of muslim- friendly or modest fashion clothing and scarves…

Then in 2018, Carrisa began their own research and development in basic cosmetic and expanded its business in the cosmetics and skincare industry….

Carrisa beauty products is ideal for people of all ages and the products have been formulated to suit all skin types and weather both in and out of Malaysia… 

The beauty products are well received by the public because they are attractive, of excellent quality and available in a wide array of attractive colors. In addition, Carrisa Beauty products are reasonably priced and affordable to everyone and is available online and through agents.

You can also visit their physical store at Sogo Central iCity in Klang Valley

Just so you know, Carrisa Beauty products have all been manufactured by factories that have the ISO status and comes with Halal certification and Good Manufacturing Practise….

Carrisa Beauty products consist of cosmetics, facial care, skin care including shower creams, body scrubs and also feminine wash…

In the cosmetic range, there’s a couple of make up pallettes in fuschia pink which is perfect for any events, dates or even office….

Used with their BB Cushions that come in 4 gorgeous shades - Cover Girl, English Rose, Belle and Enchanting to suit your skintone, this will make your skin toned and glowy…

Choose from the range of gorgeous lipmattes too, to brighten that smile and make everyone’s day better… this lipmattes are transfer proof and comes with women names - Priya, Fatimah, Mei Ling and Salmah… more importantly, the colours are pigmented and so long lasting and does not dry out your lips….

Then of course, there’s their eye liner, eye brow pencil and mascara to enhance the windows to your soul…

Just head over to the Carrisa physical store at Sogo Central iCity and check it out or talk to their staff 


Carrisa products are all affordable and range from just RM15.90 to RM129.90

Carrisa products can also be found at Lazada, Shopee, Facebook, Instagram and www.carrisa.com.my

Let's Be beautiful. Be Colorful and Be You

Jan 30, 2023

Movie Review 2023 - Returning Home

My close friend and I had a great time watching Returning Home, a local Chinese movie which tells the story about the dedication of the heroes from the Civil Defence (APM), St John Ambulance (SJAM), Lions Clubs as well as Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (PBS) in a small town in Penang putting their lives on the line to save others during Malaysia`s Movement Control Order (MCO) lockdowns…

Sometimes other people forget that these “heroes” have their own families, too. These “heroes” are often called away for duty to protect and save other people while sacrificing much of their time away from their own families, and even to the point of neglecting them whilst their families await anxiously for their safe return. 

So… for Chinese New Year, will these heroes get to return home safely?

It’s not an adrenaline or action packed kind of movie, but rather a homey and touching story, almost tears inducing in some parts but also funny…. If you like a light hearted story reminding you of our unsung heroes who walk amongst us, do go give it a watch…

Director: Don Hoe

Cast : Chen Puie Heng, Ribbon Ooi, Chazynash, Feon Lai, Miau Lim, Stanley Hoe, Teoh Yumee

Jan 24, 2023



Rhys Lewis releases the record that changed him.. Entitled ‘Corner Of The Sky’ the brand new album became 13-track quest for Rhys: to find what it means be alive in 2022… When looking for his very own “Corner of the Sky”, Rhys found that he connected with a generation that needed to run, regardless of destination – a shared sense of uncertainty about what the future holds and the need to escape.


With over three quarters of a billion streams to date, Rhys Lewis has already captivated the public with of heartbreak having accompanied pinnacle moments on some of the biggest shows on television.

The BBC Introducing favourite has toured the world with his impressive vocal ability and charismatic smilewinning him legions of loyal fans.


Of the brand new album, Rhys says, Music has always been a destination for me, a space to explore my thoughts and emotions. So naturally, this album became somewhere I could escape to - a place in which I felt free to wonder, question, and create. I feel like I've grown up a lot whilst writing this record, which feels funny to say at 30. The window of time I wrote this album in was uniquely challenging and perspective-shifting. It gave me a completely different view of my life, from which I've learnt a lot about myself and how I see the world around me.



Balanced with optimistic pop gems, the first single from the album, ‘Alone’ (released earlier this year), describes Rhys’ first daydream of escape. The gentle rebellion ended in an exhilarating transitional record. When initially playing with his journey of change, he switched London’s concrete jungle for greener terrain that harked back to his childhood in Oxfordshire. It was here that Rhys embraced loneliness and allowed the record to grow organically in the depths of the countryside’s Fens. Although Rhys missed touring and the unpredictable thrill of performing live he needed to redefine himself as a creative before taking to the stage once more.

Because of this, there’s a comforting nostalgia to both ‘Love In a Modern Age’ and ‘Simple’, that defies the intricate percussion found in adrenaline-filled anthem ‘To Be Alive’.


Each track felt like an intentional step forward, and the whole album tieperfectly together with the love drunk ‘Corner Of The Sky’ single, where Rhys finally found what it meant to be at home Coming out of his biggest year yet, Rhys toured the world supporting American singer, songwriter and television host Eric Nam

2023 sees Rhys embark upon his own European headline tour, stopping at London’s Lafayette as well as much-loved venues in Dublin, Berlin, Copenhagen, and more (see below for full details).



1. Intro (on physical only)
2. Alone
3. Love In The Modern Age
4. Midnight
5. Symmetrical
6. Simple
7. The Middle
8. To Be Alive
9. Yesterday's Rain
10. Happy Fucking Birthday
11. Centre of the Universe
12. 21st Century Life
13. Corner Of The Sky

Rhys Lewis’ Headline 2023 tour dates below:


1st Feb: Whelan’s, Dublin – Ireland

3rd Feb: King Tut’s, Glasgow – UK

4th Feb: Gorilla, Manchester - UK

6th Feb: Thekla, Bristol – UK

7th Feb: 02 Academy, Oxford – UK

8th Feb: Lafayette, London – UK

10th Feb: Melkweg, Amsterdam – Netherlands

11th Feb: Artheater, Cologne – Germany

13th Feb: Maschinehaus, Berlin – Germany

15 Feb: Hotel Cecil, Copenhagen – Denmark

16th Feb: Parkteatret, Oslo - Norway





Rhys Lewis’ ‘Corner Of The Sky’ is out now via Decca Records




Jan 11, 2023

Find Your Sense of Comfort with Starbucks!

The start of the new year is the best time to explore new ways of injecting more emotional wellbeing and mindfulness into our lives. 

Whether it is via a new passion or spending some quality bonding time with your loved ones over a cup of comforting tea or coffee, Starbucks Malaysia is inviting you to appreciate moments of togetherness now more than ever. 

Indulge and find zen moments with Starbucks new, innovative, and unexpected comforting winter beverages, the Starbucks Hazelnut Dolce Latte, Starbucks Jasmine Clementine Pure Matcha Latte and Starbucks Jasmine Clementine Pearls Oolong. 

The three beverages introduce intriguing and exciting novel flavor combinations that provide a feeling of ease and warmth, and the feeling of living for the moment. 

Start the new year at your best with the indulgent and comforting winter flavors that will be available in all Starbucks stores nationwide, through drive-thru, takeaway and delivery from 3rd January onwards, while stocks last. 

• NEW! Starbucks® Hazelnut Dolce Latte 

Get comforted by rich flavors from the Signature Starbucks Espresso, creamy steamed milk and silky-smooth hazelnut dolce sauce, topped with sprinkles of mocha powder. The nutty creamy note combined with aromatic coffee will surely offer you a comforting indulgence. 

The Hazelnut Dolce Latte is available as a hot, iced or blended handcrafted beverage. Customers can customize their beverage with plant-based milk and whipped cream. 

• NEW! Starbucks® Jasmine Clementine Pure Matcha Latte 

Reward yourself with a soothing jasmine citrus flavored milk body, topped with lightly sweetened pure matcha mixture. Blending citrus floral notes with matcha aroma and creamy milk, this innovative beverage is set to provide you layers of zen and relaxation. 

The Jasmine Clementine Pure Matcha Latte is available as a hot or iced handcrafted beverage. 

• NEW! Starbucks® Jasmine Clementine Pearls Oolong 

Kickback and unwind as you sip the refreshing mixture of jasmine clementine sauce and fruit pulp, shaken with Zen Clouds Oolong tea and classic syrup, and combined with blood orange pearls, adding extra layers and bursting texture. 

The citrus floral note and oolong aroma doesn't only soothe but also brings you to a state of zen. 

The Jasmine Clementine Pearls Oolong is available as an iced handcrafted beverage. 

Honoring this year’s Chinese zodiac, Starbucks hops into the new year with the Starbucks Year of the Rabbit merchandise collection. 

Perceived as tame, gentle and comforting, the line-up features a bunny cozying up under a

blanket for comfort, reflecting the winter season and also looking forward to the blooming flowers of the upcoming Spring season. 

Ranging from water bottles, tumblers, mugs, and the 2023 Lunar Rabbit Starbucks card, tell your loved ones that no bunny compares to them by surprising them with the Starbucks Year of Rabbit collection. 

Starbucks is also releasing locally made thermoses and a Starbucks card that are only available in Malaysia, expanding the variety and adding more prosperity into the collection, and our lives. 

The celebration of Chinese New Year is never complete with desserts, including the traditional staple of pineapple tarts. For the first time in Malaysia, Starbucks is introducing the Starbucks Pineapple Cake. 

Available in a set of 12 mini cakes, the Taiwanese-inspired confectionery offers a generous serving of locally-sourced, juicy pineapple filling and a crispy and buttery, yet moist exterior. 

Every bite of the cake gives out an explosion of sweet and tangy flavors in the mouth, transporting you to a gastronomic festive adventure. 

All decked in a Lunar New Year exclusive box, the cakes are 100% JAKIM approved halal, making it the ideal festive gift for friends, family and even business acquaintances. The Starbucks Pineapple cake set is indeed a treat for the mouth and the eyes. 

To keep you warm and comforted at home, Starbucks invites you to unwind with the Starbucks El Salvador Ahuachapán and Starbucks Guatemala Casi Cielo whole bean coffee. 

Arriving fresh and new to all Starbucks shelves, the El Salvador Ahuachapán whole beans hailed from the westernmost tip of El Salvador, Ahuachapán- a rich agricultural region that was destined for growing coffee. Featuring notes of sweet cashew and citrus aroma, the blonde roast coffee is also balanced with a toasted cocoa bean finish. 

A returning favorite, the Guatemala Casi Cielo beans are sourced exclusively from Guatemala’s high-altitude volcanic Antigua region, offering floral aromas, lemon and cocoa nib notes, combined to create a smooth and bright brew. 

Pair your warm cuppas with more winter goodness Starbucks has to offer. 

Joining the food case this season is the tangy and buttery Starbucks Yuzu Chia Seed Muffin and the Starbucks Tropical Paradise Cake, offering layers of sweet fresh mangoes, creamy coconut and mild pandan flavors. 

All new to the market, Starbucks now offers a range of new food selections for their customers to enjoy such as the Starbucks Wholemeal Bagel (served with cream cheese), Starbucks Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake, Starbucks Hazelnut Chocolate Cake, Starbucks Neapolitan Cake, and finally the Starbucks Vegan Mocha Coconut Cake, a great plant-based sweet Find time to unwind with Starbucks with the Starbucks Hazelnut Dolce Latte and Starbucks Jasmine Clementine Pure Matcha Latte priced from RM19.60 and the Starbucks Jasmine Clementine Pearls Oolong that is priced from RM19.10 onwards. 

Available at all stores, the Starbucks Year of Rabbit collection is available from RM68 onwards. 

Grab all the new food offerings from only RM7.90 and the 2023 Lunar Rabbit Starbucks Cards that can both be activated at RM30 and RM80 for the Malaysia exclusive edition. 

Impress your loved ones during the festive season with the Starbucks Pineapple Cake set available for a limited time only at RM98.80. 

Exclusive for Starbucks members only, enjoy the set for only RM88 and RM160 when you purchase a bundle set of two. 

For more information on the relaxing Winter offerings, please visit www.starbucks.com.my

Jan 8, 2023

CNY 2023 - Avenue K celebrates Seasons of Splendour

Usher in a stylish new beginning this Chinese New Year with Avenue K Shopping Mall from 30th December 2022 to 5th February 2023. 

The theme this year, Seasons of Splendour unleashes the vibrant colours of spring that embody the richness and beauty of Chinese culture. 

Auspicious red, bold pink, and opulent purple transform the Atrium into a jewellery box of colourful treasures waiting to be discovered. 

Giant blooming peonies blossom in all their glory, inspiring positive vibes of happiness, hope, and harmony. Row upon row of elegant and luminous lanterns create a ceiling of lights that brighten up the atmosphere for a truly captivating experience. 


Giant rabbit arches frame the walkway while two 3D rabbits at the main entrance warmly welcome the Year of the Rabbit which represents longevity, peace, and prosperity.  

Don’t miss the classical Chinese melodies performed by the talented 3-piece Fusion Instrumental & Singer while The God of Prosperity Mascot delights both children and adults. 

Let the graceful movements of the Thousand Hands Dance, the beautifully synchronised Feather Fan Dance, the elegant style of the Qing Dynasty Dance, and the creative choreography of the Traditional Lion Dance mesmerise your senses. And savour the sweetness of freshly made Dragon Beard Candy and Tang Hu Lu Candy given free to all Avenue K shoppers. It’s time to bring out the tea set as serving tea is an essential part of Chinese culture, especially during Chinese New Year. 

Spend RM488 (RM388 for The Neighbours Cardmembers) in a maximum of two combined receipts on the same day and bring home an exclusive Avenue K Porcelain Tea Set and Ang Pow Packets while stocks last.  

Chinese New Year is a time for gifting; either in the form of traditional red packets filled with cash or gifts. Redeem a set of exclusive Avenue K Ang Pow Packets when you spend RM188 and above (RM138 for The Neighbours Cardmembers) in a maximum of two combined receipts on the same day. 

You can also enjoy complimentary gift-wrapping services with a minimum spend of RM108 in a single receipt on the same day.  

Membership has its privileges. The Neighbours Cardmembers who spend RM488 in a maximum of two combined receipts on the same day are entitled to redeem an Avenue K Tote Bag. 

Add a personal touch to your bag with complimentary name-stamping services provided by Customind. 

Meanwhile, the Tourist Card entitles tourists to redeem an Avenue K Universal Adapter with a minimum spend of RM338 in a maximum of two combined receipts on the same day.  

Send a photo/video of your best moment celebrating Chinese New Year in 2023 and stand a chance to win the Grand Prize of a 2D/1N hotel stay @ de King Boutique Hotel KLCC + D’Zen Japanese Restaurant set meal vouchers for two, the 1st Prize of RM300 AK Cash Vouchers or the 2nd prize of RM200 AK Cash 

Vouchers in the My CNY Preparation Moment Facebook Photo/Video Contest. Enjoy a RM5 Off (valid for the first 1,000 rides) with AirAsia Ride when you type in the promo code AVENUEKRIDE. 

You can also enjoy FREE parking on Sundays and public holidays or the first two hours on all other days with a maximum spend of RM208 in two combined receipts on the same day. 


Chinese New Year is upon us. As Avenue K continues to reward its shoppers with exclusive gift redemptions, performances, and giveaways to celebrate a season that brings new hope and a fresh start, it also gives back to the needy. Chinese New Year is a special time for Avenue K to bless the less fortunate. 

This year, the shopping mall will bring festive joy and cheer to children from the Ronald McDonald House with holiday treats and a fun celebration.