Mar 31, 2023
Mar 30, 2023
Guardian Malaysia premiered ‘Guardian Raya Untuk Semua’, its 2023 Hari Raya video in conjunction with the unveiling of its spectacular Hari Raya promotion offers!
Angela Teo, Head of Marketing, Guardian Health and Beauty Sdn Bhd; “Our Raya video 2023, called ‘Guardian Raya Untuk Semua’ has been created to reinforce the beauty of strong family values and ties, on important occasions such as Hari Raya.
“We also used this occasion to showcase the role Guardian plays in the everyday lives of Malaysians by helping them have a healthy and stylish Hari Raya, by providing our customers great health and beauty products at even better value this year!” she added, during the airing of the video at a berbuka puasa event with the media.
The video, which features a catchy song by Guardian with a Joget vibe, is built around the theme - ‘A family that plays together, stays together.’
Despite their differences, different personalities, and idiosyncrasies, once a family comes together, they will fit together seamlessly, helping one another to be better and happier.
Teo said: “At Guardian, we want to celebrate differences and diversity and that Guardian is for everyone. No matter who you are, what your needs are, whatever your age and gender, Guardian is a brand that serves all your health and beauty needs and bring families together and we will always be there for you.”
What makes this video different from previous ones, is that for this year’s video, Guardian featured four loyal Guardian customers. These four women, were the among the finalists in Guardian’s Face of Healthy Beauty Contest in 2019.
Teo said that these four women, namely; Dr Amanda Elli, Puteri Shazwani Megat Ahmad Shahriman, Yasmin Khalid and Afeefa Ooi, are loyal Guardian customers and are living examples of Healthy Beauty – a life concept that Guardian champions very strongly in everything it does.
“We are so proud of them that we call these four women, our Icons of Healthy Beauty,” Teo said.
To help customers stay healthy and beautiful for Hari Raya, Teo also announced Guardian’s ‘Raya Untuk Semua’ offers that features promotion savings of up to 50%, that will begin in all stores and online from 30 March 2023.
Some of these special Hari Raya offers include:
▪ Exclusive Free Gifts
o Free Beauty Storage Organizer with purchase of RM160 & above
o Free 3-Piece Ceramic Baking Plate Gift Set with purchase of RM120 & above
o Free Meadows Glass Container with Bamboo Lid with purchase of RM120 & above
▪ Purchase With Purchase of an Exclusive Mini Air Fryer 1.5L at RM89 and save 50% off (T&C applies)
▪ Free RM10 Skin Care Coupon with purchase of RM80 & above
▪ Free Skin Care Brand Vouchers worth RM118
▪ 70% discount on 2nd item on selected Guardian brand personal care products
▪ Free Raya Packet (6s) with purchase of RM68 & above
In the holy month of Ramadan, where doing good and charitable actions are encouraged, Guardian customers can also help the underprivileged children in Malaysia by buying any Guardian bath care products. For every one litre bottle sold, Guardian will donate RM0.15sen to a fund to buy bath care products for these children.
“So don’t miss out on these spectacular offers that we have prepared for you for this Hari Raya. Make sure you look your glamourous and healthy best when you ‘balik kampung’ to meet all your extended family members,” Teo concluded.
‘Guardian’s Raya Untuk Semua’ Hari Raya video can be seen by accessing this link: https://youtu.be/PSbunZ8FYr0 and Guardian’s Raya Untuk Semua offers can be found atwww.guardian.com.my and at Guardian’s mobile app store.
Mar 23, 2023
Acclaimed alt pop duo joan today announce their new single and accompanying visuals ‘loner’, the latest track to be lifted from their highly anticipated debut album superglue, out April 19thvia Photo Finish Records.
‘loner’ discusses the poignant experience of feeling like you don’t fit in, and the isolation and sadness that can result. The emotional yet upbeat track also highlights how important it is to find your tribe and those feelings of acceptance and joy that result when you are comfortable in yourself and around others.
joan share, “We talk all the time with each other about how we never really fit in with any crowd in high school, and we’re lucky to have found people that match with us and make us feel comfortable in our own skin. It’s a hard few years though, not having that connection with anyone specific that *really* gets you. This song was brought out from that emotion and experience.”
With fervent pop rock soundscapes under cathartic and infectious melodies, ‘loner’ is a captivating anthem dedicated to every misfit. The band further share, "You know when you go to a party or really anything with crowds, and you have that sort of pit in your stomach because you don’t feel like you belong and you really just don't want to be there? That’s what loner is about — being in those situations and knowing you’re better off just sticking to your own corner and keeping to yourself. But, it’s also about someone walking into that party that sees you and gets you and feels the same way you do and you’re thinking, “i’d rather be alone, you’d rather be alone, should we alone together?” and all the sudden the thought of being with someone doesn’t seem so bad.”
The single is the latest from their 12 track full length which is over three years in the making, following their beloved EPs portra, cloudy, hi and bye. Entitled superglue, the album is an existential journey influenced by the duo’s recent transition into fatherhood. The duo will embark on a 20 date nationwide U.S. headlining tour beginning May 13th, to support their album, see below for full list of dates.
life, death & everything between
feeling like dancing
falling in love
The Little Rock, Arkansas based twosome is known for creating expansive pop music from inside their bedrooms in deepest Middle America. Their infectious blend of pop eras, DIY, self-sustaining aesthetic and deep connection with their fanbase has resulted in international success with over 150 million streams and sold out shows across the globe including headlining 15,000+ capacity venues in Asia.
joan(Alan Benjamin Thomas and Steven Rutherford) have spent the past few years building their world, single by single, tour date by tour date; from their debut EP, 2019’s portra, to the much-loved cloudy & its sister EP partly cloudy, to 2021's hi & bye EPs. Their songs have been streamed over 120 million times, with well over a million listeners a month across streaming platforms.
joan have enjoyed U.S. and international tours supporting the likes of Jeremy Zucker, COIN, Bloc Party and The Aces, as well as playing to fans across Asia with headline shows and festivals in the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong - they return to Asia for the biggest shows yet, includes dates at a basketball arena and a theme park. joan’s infectious blend of pop eras & styles belies their roots in Little Rock, Arkansas, but their sense of warmth and community from those around them at home gives their music a sense of belonging often missing from others’ and that extends to their fanbase, with whom they interact via a successful Patreon page and through free meet & greets at every show.
2023 promises to be the band’s biggest yet, with the release of their debut album and worldwide touring & festivals.
joan tour dates
April 5 - Camden Assembly, London, UK
May 13 - The Masquerade (Hell Stage): Atlanta, GA
May 14 - The Basement East: Nashville, TN
May 16 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
May 17: The Lounge @ World Cafe: Philadelphia, PA
May 19 - The Black Cat: Washington DC
May 20 - The Sinclair: Boston, MA
May 23 - The Velvet Underground, Toronto, ON
May 25 - Subterranean: Chicago, IL
May 31 - Parish: Austin, TX
June 1 - Club Dada: Dallas, TX
June 3 - Valley Bar: Phoenix, AZ
June 4 - Voodoo Room @ HOB: San Diego, CA
June 6 - Constellation Room: Santa Ana, CA
June 7 - Teragram Ballroom: Los Angeles, CA
June 8 - Popscene @ Rickshaw Shop: San Fransisco, CA
June 10 - Polaris Hall: Portland, OR
June 11 - Barboza: Seattle, WA
June 13 - Soundwell: Salt Lake City, UT
June 14 - Larimer Lounge: Denver, CO
June 16 - Little Rock Music Hall: Little Rock, AR
Mar 22, 2023
So yours truly was lucky to be given a chance to mingle with top business people in the small medium industries during the recent PGDM Annual Digital Awards 2022
The PGDM Annual Digital Awards 2022 was held recently at Tenera Hotel Bangi, with the objective of giving acknowledgement and opportunities amongst the active PGDM - Pertubuhan Generasi Digital Malaysia consortium members especially for successful industry players who showed a lot of promise and have the potential for bigger achievements in their chosen industry in and out of the country…
PGDM also gave awards to international conglomerate companies as well as acknowledgments to agency bodies and government statutory bodies for their kind assistance and contributions towards the local community and country…
Until this moment, PGDM’s strategic partners are as follows:
1. MAJLIS KEBUDAYAAN DAN WARISAN NUSANTARA.
2. UNITED NATION WORLD PEACE ASSOCIATION (UNWPA).
3. GOOGLE HQ USA.
4. BLUEQUARTZ GROUP (IN PARTNERSHIP OF GOOGLE CANADA).
5. PERBADANAN KEMAJUAN FILEM NASIONAL MALAYSIA (FINAS).
6. KOMITE PENGUSAHA MIKRO KECIL MENENGAH INDONESIA (KOPITU).
7. GABUNGAN PERUSAHAAN EKSPOR INDONESIA (GPEI) DKI JAKARTA.
8. PERSATUAN VETERAN RADIO TELEVISYEN MALAYSIA (PVRTM).
9. KADIS INTERNATIONAL GROUP.
10. UDDOKTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BANGLADESH.
11. BANGLADESH TEXTILES ASSOCIATION (BTA).
12. BANGLADESH ECONOMIC ZONE.
13. TURKISH CYPRIOT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (KTTO).
14. VIETNAM HALAL CENTER.
15. NEPAL-SWISS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSRIES.
16. MAGAYA EMPIRE GROUP.
17. YAYASAN SARI KARTIKA TUN GHAFAR.
18. PERTUBUHAN ALUMNI PENERIMA ZAKAT MALAYSIA.
19. PERSATUAN PENGUSAHA-PENGUSAHA AURA MANJUNG PERAK- MALAYSIA.
20. SWA TV BROAD CASTING & DIGITAL MEDIA (MALAYSIA).
21. MEATECH COLLEGE MALAYSIA.
22. PERTUBUHAN DRUG FREE MALAYSIA.
This are the list of 4 of the main PGDM ANNUAL DIGITAL AWARD recipients!!! They are deserving and just amazing and personally I am excited to see what the future is with these amazing people around!!!
Don’t get me wrong, as there were actually a lot more awards - 32 of them to be exact- to a lot of equally deserving companies and the people behind it, and me going on and on about it will only make it long and draggy….
1st recipient is Mr V Devindran who is the CEO for BIGCORP-A BERHAD for being the “POPULAR DIGITAL AWARD YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR TALENT OF THE YEAR”
BiGCORP-A created a Health & Beauty
product named Litna and has been providing quality products using natural herbs which are non toxic , free of chemicals , artificial ingredients & preservatives in Health & Beauty and offering the greatest gifts from nature to all, so that others can achieve radiant beauty as well as a healthy life….
2nd recipient is Dato SK who is the for CEO SIMEBAX HOLDINGS SDN BHD for winning the “POPULAR DIGITAL AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS COMPANY”, a worldwide Logistics company specialising in providing transportation from Air Cargo forwarding to interstates trailer transport services.
Then, there is Mr Shairul Abd Razak & Mr Izwan Kamal, both who are Malaysian Country Partners to PANDOSOFT SDN BHD which won the “POPULAR DIGITAL AWARD FOR INFLUENTIAL ENTREPRENEUR IN BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY”
These Onestop Multi Model Streaming Blockchain Platform Company is powered by community that has demonstrated exceptional performance in this industry and have made a significant impact through the contributions to advancing the technology!!!
Mr Abdul Kadis bin Engkok who is the President for KADIS INTERNATIONAL BERHAD, “POPULAR DIGITAL AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCING” collected the 4th award for being an investment & finance company that work hand in hand with corporations , institutions & governments to provide the solutions for each of their needs.
Anyway other amazing and proud award winners included Worldwide Holding Berhad, Imar Maju Sdn Bhd, Agro Universal Resources Sdn Bhd, P.T Humitek Biomass Energi, Honorable Mohammad Ali Mia Bpm Ppm Bangladesh Assistant Inspector General Of Police (CID), Pertubuhan Alumni Penerima Zakat Malaysia, Google USA, Blue Quartz Group Canada and Malaysia, SWATV Malaysia, H.E Ambassador Francis Ndegwa Muhoro - Kenyan High Commissioner To Malaysia, H.E Dato Seri Marietta Arguido Reformado President United Nation World Peace Association (Unpa) Malaysia and the list continues
With over a total of 500,000 PGDM consortium association members consisting of small medium industry players from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan as well as Nepal, it was expected to get a significantly big impact from the Central Asia and South East Asia right from the start but this should noy be taken lightly as it signifies a huge market impact especially once opened to other countries’ participation
The consortium association members will also be united under one eco-system platform with a completed E-Commerce which has been developed by a world famous Web Developer from Google USA and Google Canada under the supervision of Bluequartz Canada currently in stages in the coming 12 months… This will give the consortium association members an exclusive, efficient and effective opportunity to market their products exclusively, completed with with the benefits of the use of apps that has been prepared under a platform following current technologies
This objective and effort will make Malaysia a ‘Popular Gateway Cloud Platform’ for digital economy growth in line with the Malaysian Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s aspirations in promoting global digital economy….
PDGM also expressed their appreciation towards the readiness of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia or Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia (FINAS) for their efforts towards societal assistance and will be launching the community fund to assist those who are involved in the Malaysian film industry as well as the general society so that a better financial standing can be achieved to improve their livelihood….
PGDM is currently also drafting out a few programmes that is considered to be able to invigorate the spirit as well as business opportunities and feasible projects in the shape of exploring members “Strategic Partnership” network marketing opportunities such as an exhibition of their products and efforts at exhibitions that will be organised in Malaysia during the third quarter of next year and in Indonesia at the end of 2025 with the participation from the midst of consortium members as well as those who are relevant to them
Beside that, PGDM aspires and is looking forward to plan other programs such as seminars and international forums for the purpose of ‘Business Matching, Digital Economies, Human Resources Development, International Political Relationship, Awareness & Etiquette”towards the end of 2024
PGDM hopes that their digital economy activities and societal programs planned in the coming future to get the support and mentor support from the government, agencies and Malaysian government statutory bodies as well as from overseas including foundations, Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs), philanthropists as well as private companies
PGDM is confident that with the assistance of their appointed ambassadors and as global representatives, the continuity of efforts is ensured as planned to make a MADANI Malaysia - MADANI is the Malay acronym for SCRIPT, which stands for sustainability, care and compassion, respect, innovation, prosperity, and trust.