Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Are You Guardian's Face of Healthy Beauty?

A long time ago, my perception of beauty was whatever America's Next Top Model projected every season. Today, having grown older and more surer in my own self-esteem, I came to the realisation that true beauty is more than just your outer appearance but how you live life to the fullest in the healthiest of ways - physically, mentally and emotionally.

With this in mind, I am happy to announce that Guardian has launched its nationwide quest to uncover four women, who best fits the description of 'The Face of Healthy Beauty' to be its brand ambassadors. And to be clear, in the words of Guardian's own CEO, Soren Lauridsen, "'The Face of Healthy Beauty' is NOT a beauty contest."

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Realme 3 Pro (RM899) and Realme C2 (RM429) Launched in Malaysia

With the prices of smartphones rocketing into the thousands, it's hard to imagine a time when phones in general costed less than RM1,000. Enter Realme with its launch of not one but two new phones in to the Malaysian market yesterday.

Monday, May 13, 2019

My Return to OCR: Viper Beach 2019 Port Dickson

I can't believe this is my first OCR of 2019. Have I really been that out of touch with my fitness side? I think the answer is clearly yes. Sad die me :(

I even had a reader who joined in one of my bootcampy sessions and told me she realised I didn't write so much about OCR about anymore. That was a wakeup call to me and could possibly be why I signed up for Viper Beach and Viper Arena.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Triumph Aqua Collection with More Push

Most ladies may or may not be aware about this - Getting the right amount of push to emphasize your bust/ cleavage. The right amount of cleavage can make all the difference between sultry and sluty, stylish and cheap to your outfit. For those in need of more push, behold the all new Aqua range by Triumph Malaysia. 

The new Aqua Lily collection offers the most versatile set of bras yet out of the long existing best-selling Aqua range from Triumph. Depending on your size and style, you can pick from three push up levels - Natural, Extra or Ultimate.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

5 Hotels in Malaysia For Solo Travellers

Travel solo through Malaysia and you’ll inevitably fall in love – a place that unravels unique experiences with its varied offerings. It has the capability to trigger wanderlust for anyone who wishes to explore this visual journey of nature, islands and sci-fi cityscapes! Every traveller here is exposed to a colourful metropolis where every culture, religion, and taste come together to form a new modern Asia! Profoundly known for its beaches, rainforests and cultural influences from the Malays, Chinese, Indians, and Europeans, Malaysia gives you an excellent visual narrative.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Songkran Celebration & Media Preview of dimsum

In conjunction with its Songkran campaign this month, video streaming service dimsum hosts a special media preview at STREAT Thai restaurant, Bangsar South. As the video-on-demand service with the largest Thai content offering in Malaysia, dimsum aimed to further promote Thai creativity and culture in Malaysia, as part of its Asian content focus.

The event is honoured by the presence and speech by Minister Counselor Mr. Amnat Phalapleewan from the Royal Thai Embassy. Among the cultural activities arranged for this occasion include dessert making of Khanom Chor Muang (Steamed Flower Dumplings) and Khao Neeo Mamuang (Mango Sticky Rice), traditional costume wearing, and traditional rice craft-making.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Get Your Bose Needs at its new 1Utama outlet

If you are looking to spruce up your entertainment system whether it's for your home or office or just for you on the go, then swing by the new launched Bose Single Branded store in 1 Utama.

Friday, April 19, 2019

New Summer Flavours are here at Starbucks Malaysia

Can you feel the summer feels setting in already? Starbucks Malaysia is ushering in the return of summertime favorites that reminds you to relax and take in the mini-moments that create your own kind of happy.

Now you can take a break from all those generic pearls and sip on Starbucks' refreshing own version of pearl aka the Pomegranate Pearls that comes available in the all new Mixed Berry Frappuccino with Pomegranate Pearls. And I can safely say, this drink is really delicious.

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Bar°n Opens Its Doors at Sunway Pyramid


After having made its mark in Gurney Plaza Mont Kiara, Desa Park City, Citta Mall and Pavillion Kuala Lumpur, The Bar°N has now opened its doors in the ever iconic mall of Sunway Pyramid. Known for its extensive selection of wine (racks and shelves of it!) The Bar°N's latest and fifth outlet continues to offer a wide menu of food ranging from snacks to western to Asian cuisine all under one roof in an exciting and classy setting.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Go Natural Beauty with Guardian

They say that beautify is only skin deep. In a sense that is true with beauty not only being about the ideal complexion or how well can you do your makeup. Beauty is also being about healthy inside and outside. The key of true beauty is good health and sometimes the best way to go healthy to go natural.

With April being Guardian Malaysia's "Let's Go Natural" month in all stores, customers can look forward to great deals and savings up to 50% for products ranging from skincare, cosmetics, hair care, oral care, bath care and health care that contain nature-friendly ingredients.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

DiamondPure Milk: A1 vs A2

Fun fact: There are actually two kinds of milk available in the market: A1 and A2.

What is the difference, you ask? According to the Authority Diet website, the difference between A1 and A2 is in the amino acid chain number 67. At this position, A2 features proline whilst A1 is linked with histidine. This mutation in the amino acid chain link of A1 milk is supposed to cause adverse effects in humans, whilst making A2 milk the healthier option.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Get Your Proteins In with New Dutch Lady +Protein

Did you know that the Malaysian Dietary Guidelines recommends two to three servings of milk and dairy in a day? FYI one serving of milk is equivalent to a 250 ml glass. It's not new news that we should have a balanced diet but a busy lifestyle can result in healthy food intake taking the back seat. The lack of protein intake can led to numerous health problems such as stunted increase in height and weight, as well as unhealthy loss of weight and lean body mass.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

FujiFilm launched T-X30, latest of the X Series range

Fujifilm Malaysia has officially launched the Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless digital camera on March 16th 2019. It is the latest addition to the X Series range of cameras, renowned for their outstanding image quality, proprietary color reproduction technology and intuitive dial-based handling.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Two New Springtime Beverages at Starbucks Malaysia : Matcha + Azuki

Starbucks fans are in for a treat to help them counter the Malaysian heat with the introduction of their latest two additions of springtime favourites. Combining two iconic tastes in Asia - matcha and azuki aka red bean, Starbucks has officially launched the all knew Matcha Azuki Blossom Crème Frappuccino and Azuki Blossom Crème Frappuccino blended beverages at a media preview event at the Jaya One outlet.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Halal Dim Sum at Dodo Dim Sum and Bowls, Subang Parade

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to try out the halal dim sim and boat noodles menu at the all new Dodo Dim Sum and Bowls in Subang Parade. Dodo Dim Sum and Bowls is a part of Ri-Yaz Global Good Brands, a subsidiary of the Ri-Yaz Group. Aka the same group that owns Dash Resorts Langkawi.

We were treated to a cosy setting upon entry with bright artworks donning the walls. As we slid into our table booth, the waiter immediately came over with glasses of refreshing lemongrass drinks and a quick explanation of what we will be dining on that night.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Making Waves with Mermaids at Sunway Lagoon

Hans Christian Andersen inspired the magic of these creatures with his fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" that Disney took and warped into a children movie. Mermaids — legendary half-human, half marine creatures — have fascinated people for centuries and inspired many "sightings."

This March, Malaysians and families from all walks of life have something really unique to expect at Sunway Lagoon. Specially planned to coincide with the upcoming Malaysia school holidays, Sunway Lagoon’s Waves of Fun programme presents Mermaids Alive!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

[Review] BuyAndShip Beauty Haul from US

Who can resist the lure of cheap online shopping? Online shopping is made even better when I can buy even cheaper stuff from overseas with a reasonable forwarding service, thanks to BuyandShip. You may not have heard of it yet partly because BuyandShip had only just arrived in Malaysia last year but they have been tending to the US, UK, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea markets for a while now with warehouses in those countries to cater to your shopping frenzy.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

ANA KL - Tokyo NEW Business Class Menu by Zipangu, Shangri-La KL

I often get questions asking me which airline do I use to travel to Japan and I would always say check the price on ANA first. If you can afford it, go for it. The comfort and service is worth that extra dough. ANA is Japan's largest 5-star airline for six consecutive years and from the moment I checked-in my luggage right up to when I collect them at my destination, it was easy to see why this airline was so deserving of this rating. ANA is perhaps the ideal representation of Japan hospitality and the best way to introduce you to its country. Heck, even its domestic flights are top-notch with self-check-in luggage services that continue to impress me till this day. 

Friday, March 8, 2019

OYO Celebrates Independent Malaysian Women Travellers

It is true what is said, “To travel is to live”, and more so now where more and more people find a way to lose themselves in their travels. A surge in people globetrotting has been seen owing to awareness and accessibility of newer destinations. You’ll discover places beyond your imagination, experience new cultures and find an inner nomad that you never knew existed. People travel with their own distinct purposes - to discover new frontiers, pursue business opportunities, or simply to unwind and relax. Travelling solo allows you to set your own pace, have an intimate contact with foreign cultures, and meet new people and broaden your horizon. On the other hand, travelling with a companion could allow you bond over shared experiences, excitement and newer things to explore in addition to safety. 

In the spirit of International Women’s Day, OYO Hotels Malaysia spoke to some female travellers on their take on travel.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Wagyu More Buffet: All You Can Eat Steamboat Buffet for Only RM36.80

I confess, I go to Midvalley Megamall so often that I might have eaten my way through all their F and B tenants within my budget, of course. There will be days when I end up wandering around in search of something new only to eat the same thing again. Who else has the problem?

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Starbucks Malaysia New Spring Drinks

Is it already the end of February?? That was fast! We are 10 months away to the end of 2019 already. Wow, wouldn't it be nice to sit back and chill with one of Starbucks' new spring drinks?

Friday, February 22, 2019

SCKLM 2019 Ballot Results Selected

Are you amongst the lucky 12,000 in Standard Chartered KL Marathon's first ever ballot draw?

I am not, mainly because I will be participating under the Run for a Reason category thanks to Dirigo Events. This year, I have selected Dignity for Children Foundation as my charity and will be once again 21km. Which means, there might be a chance I could be running alongside our very own Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. Wait, whatttttt....??

Read on, people.

Monday, February 11, 2019

SCKLM 2019 opens Balloting for Public

Hear ye hear ye! 

Is Malaysia's own SCKLM joining the ranks of popular marathons such as Tokyo and Berlin Marathon whereby you now need to ballot for an entry?

Why, yes it is! 
Due to the overwhelming response to the loyalty registration period for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2019 (SCKLM2019), there is a reduced number of slots available for public registrations as compared with the year before. There are a total of over 10,000 slots available across all categories and in order to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity of getting a race slot, public registrations for the SCKLM 2019 will be in the form of a ballot. 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Disney Tsum Tsum x Cathy Doll Makeup Collection, Guardian Malaysia

Talk about cuteness overload for fans of Disney Tsum Tsum. After a long wait, the adorable Disney Tsum Tsum x Cathy Doll range of makeup has arrived in Guardian Malaysia stores nationwide.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

A Twist of Australian Summer Fruits Shared at CNY

We all know that CNY is notorious for tempting snacks and dessert all day everyday. So how about for a change, serve fruits instead? Australia’s freshest summer fruit produce is now in Malaysia with Taste Australia recently launching its “Sweeter When Shared” Summer Fruits campaign. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Huawei NOVA 4, RM1899 available on 14 Feb in Malaysia!

Following its global launch in December, HUAWEI recently launched the new HUAWEI nova 4 to Malaysian consumers. Running on Kirin 970 and 8GB RAM, the HUAWEI nova 4 delivers the ultimate user experience with its Punch FullView Display on everything from productivity apps to high-octane action games. Shipped with EMUI 9.0, it allows users to access work and entertainment apps easily with a few simple taps and swipes.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Razer Phone 2 for Gamers Launched in Malaysia

Mobile gamers, enjoy for the Razer Phone 2 has finally landed in Malaysia making it the first gaming smartphone to launch in Malaysia. And the pricetag? 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Starbucks Teavana Kicks off New Cold Foam range just in time for the CNY Heat!

The famous CNY heat is approaching fast and with it, a need to constant quench our thirst. Which is why Starbucks Teavana could not have picked a more opportune time to introduce their new range of Teavana Tea Beverages. Thanks to Starbucks Malaysia, I got a sneak peek and taste of their latest range and all I can say is...I love love love love it.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Instagrammable Fruit Desserts at Namelaka Patisserie, Bangsar

Bangsar continues to be the area to head on to for desserts with new dessert specialist Namelake joining the neighborhood. By now, you would have come across their incredibly life-like fruit desserts all over Instagram and why not? Their desserts were oh so very pretty and most importantly, an interesting treat to the palate.

Monday, January 14, 2019

'Light-as-Air' skincare with Olay Magnemask and Whip Moisturiser

I dare say I am quite fortunate to have youthful looks despite a non-existent skincare routine. But of course, now that I am in my 30s, there is only so much mother nature can do before my skin suffers the effects of time. Which was why when Watsons Malaysia and Olay launched their new range of skincare recently, I was like 'yassss that product has my name written all over it'.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Buy And Ship Your CNY Needs

Chinese New Year is just under a month away and it’s time to do some CNY shopping. Decorations, outfits and make up for every CNY open house and just about anything else to wow your visiting family and friends. If you’re like me, I bet you’re already scouring the internet for great shopping deals and I found some stellar make up deals from Elf Cosmetics from US. Less than RM50 for a makeup palette and brushes.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Starbucks Chinese New Year Teavana selection

Celebrate this Chinese New Year with Starbucks Offerings! Embracing the spirit of innovation and reimagination for the New Year, Starbucks Malaysia is introducing a brand-new way to experience tea with its range of Teavana™ tea beverages. These new modernized tea experiences at Starbucks reimagines Malaysian tea culture by combining classic teas with unexpected flavors, which offer warm and refreshing options for any occasion. Try out the Teavana™ tea beverages at your nearest Starbucks Store today!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Honor 10 Lite Launched in Malaysia starting at RM749

At an affordable starting price of RM749, Honor has officially launched the all new Honor 10 Lite today at KL Live, Life Centre. The new phone can be purchased in Sky Blue and Midnight Black colors exclusively on Honor Malaysia’s official Lazada store and starting 10AM on 9 January. Fans can also look forward to the 3+64GB higher spec models which comes in Shiny Red and Sapphire Blue. Priced at RM799, these two models will be made available in Malaysia at a later date.

[Interior Design] Picking the Right Belgium Fabrics for Your Lifestyle

Have you ever given thought to the kind of fabrics in your home? It’s not just about the curtain or sofa covers but rather a blend of colour, texture and practicality. Fabric can be used to frame, pull out or accent your decor or theme. One thing you may have noticed about interior designing is that designers always work around a combination of fabrics to achieve a certain look and feel of a room. 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Ready, Set, Glow into the New Year with Guardian and Joanna Soh

Inspired by the idea of a New Year resolution to keep Malaysians healthy and to be better, Guardian Malaysia today ushered in 2019 with a Healthy Beauty initiative called “Ready Set Glow”. Together with Asia’s No. 1 Fitness YouTuber, Joanna Soh , Guardian is encouraging Malaysians to Join The Glow Squad and be a part of this nationwide movement to view and put these exercise tutorials to use in their everyday lives. The videos are three short exercise videos that Malaysians can incorporate into their daily routines to have a more active lifestyle to achieve a healthier Glow in 2019.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Penang "Star" Coffee, Lebuh Noordin, Georgetown

Move aside Starbucks because Penang has officially one of the best coffee with a star on it. A lot of media channels and bloggers have raved about the signature star coffee in Lebuh Noordin, Georgetown (right across Cititel Express Hotel) and I was curious to try it out.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Duck Egg Char Kuey Teow, Cecil Street Market Penang

Cecil Street Market is one of Penang's biggest food courts in Georgetown and in it, is a plethora of Penang's famous hawker food.  Sharing a wet and dry market, it's no surprise that this market is frequent by locals out to do their grocery shopping and grab a bite. When you see a queue of local Penangnites at a stall, you just know it's good and I will tell you, there were quite a number of queues. Somewhere inside this is an uncle bent over his blazing wok, whipping up individual plates of Char Kuey Teow either plain or with chicken or duck egg. After reading about this uncle online, I brisk-walked my way through rows and rows of stalls with nothing but a photo of the stall as reference. It was like a fun treasure hunt for what could be one of the nicer duck egg Char Kuey Teow in Penang.