Sunday, October 29, 2023

Tsutaya Bookstore Debuts in Southeast Asia at Intermark Mall, Kuala Lumpur

Bookworms have a new playground to visit with the opening of Tsutaya Bookstore, the dynamic junior brand of Japan’s esteemed Tsutaya Books. It celebrated the grand opening of its first Southeast Asian store at Intermark Mall in Kuala Lumpur. The event, honored by the presence of His Excellency Mr. Katsuhiko Takahashi, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, signifies the enduring friendship between Japan and Malaysia and the brand's commitment to enriching Malaysia's cultural landscape.

Friday, October 27, 2023

DJI Osmo Pocket 3: Your Ultimate Creative Companion

From the brand from which I own two drones and one gimbal, comes the new content creator must have: the Osmo Pocket 3. DJI, the global leader in civilian drones and innovative camera technology, has launched the Osmo Pocket 3, a game-changing gimbal camera that combines precision, portability, and powerful imaging technology. The Osmo Pocket 3 boasts a compact design with a 1-inch CMOS sensor for unparalleled image quality, even in challenging lighting conditions. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Saruya Hostel, Fujiyoshida Japan Review

I will be honest. The main reason I picked Saruya Hostel to stay at in Fujiyoshida, Japan was its location - right in front of the iconic historical street framing Mount Fuji. The aesthetically pleasing interior built within a renovated 80-year old Japanese-style house and Muji-like decors were plus points. 

The hostel is just a 10 minutes walk from Shimoyoshida Station, which makes it easy to access from Shinjuku, Tokyo and to explore the surrounding area including Chureito Pagoda and Lake Kawaguchiko. Mount Fuji (Fujisan) station is in the opposite direction and convenient for catching a train or bus back to Tokyo. 

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Free Health Screening Across Peninsular Malaysia To Drive Stroke Awareness

Planning for a stroke emergency can save lives. Learn the warning signs of a stroke to act F.A.S.T. Spread the knowledge to your children, family, and friends!

The Angels Initiative Roadshow is bringing vital stroke prevention and awareness initiatives to eleven different locations across Peninsular Malaysia. Admission is free. 
  • Free blood pressure and glucose screening, stroke risk assessment and doctor’s consultation.
  • Educational health talks and booths on stroke prevention and recognising stroke symptoms.
Mark your calendars and join us. Together, we can prevent unnecessary loss of lives due to stroke. 

Organised by respective hospitals in collaboration with Angels Initiative, Boehringer Ingelheim.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Running 10km at KLSCM 2023 as Pikachu

Each time I ran a race in Japan and was amused by the runners dressed up as a cuddly mascot and such, I used to wonder....what is it like? Well, at the most recent Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon - Boost Juice 10KM, I found out while dressed as Pikachu. 

Right up until 15 minutes before flag off at 615am on 30 Sept 2023, I was still on the fence about wearing it for a whole 10km. But then the girl math kicked in - since I had already bought it for RM120 in Japan, went through the hassle of bringing it home, used it as my charity hook and now, brought it to the race site, why not?

Monday, October 9, 2023

Club Med and GoPro's Epic Alliance: Unleashing the GoPro Trident Crew

In a thrilling blend of wanderlust and innovation, Club Med and GoPro have rekindled their strategic partnership, igniting a creative force known as the GoPro Trident Crew. This dynamic collaboration seeks to redefine the art of storytelling, capturing the essence of unforgettable experiences across Club Med resorts in East, South Asia & Pacific. As Club Med continues to pioneer all-inclusive holidays, this partnership with GoPro promises to elevate the art of visual storytelling to new heights. 

The partnership officially kicked off with a spectacular event at Club Med Kani, Maldives, in May. A diverse group of 11 content creators from Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, China, Spain, and Austria embarked on a four-day adventure, blending the exhilarating spirit of Club Med with the cutting-edge technology of GoPro's action cameras. 

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Satisfy Your Wanderlust with a Nature-filled Adventure in Western Australia

If you’re looking to venture to one of the world’s remote places, uncover rare wildlife and nature on land and in sea, relax in pristine beaches and learn about ancient histories from the land’s indigenous communities all in one place – then it’s time to make your way down under to Western Australia. 

One of the world’s largest states, Western Australia is situated in the southern hemisphere known for her diverse climate, abundance of flora and fauna, and rich history. Here are 3 reasons why Western Australia should be on your bucketlist for the coming months. 

Berjaya Sompo Launches 'The Good Policy' Campaign with a Commitment to Positive Change

Berjaya Sompo, a distinguished insurance provider renowned for its customer-centric approach and strong commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) values, is thrilled to unveil its latest brand campaign – 'The Good Policy'. This initiative reflects the company's unwavering dedication to the well-being of its customers and the future of Malaysia, addressing ESG challenges through innovative initiatives.

In line with ‘The Good Policy’, they also sent me a media pack with items that have been ethically sourced and locally produced by social enterprises dedicated to uplifting the underprivileged. These enterprises are:

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

KLSCM 2023 42km and 21km Highlights

The 15th edition of the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) 2023 unfolded with a cascade of records being shattered and unforgettable moments etched into the annals of distance running. Over 40,000 runners flocked to the historic Dataran Merdeka, transforming the weekend into a colossal celebration of running prowess and community spirit.

KLSCM 2023 Kicked off with a Record Breaker

I ran 10km at Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) in a Pikachu onesie but this one guy ran it with a DJ booth. Like what?? As if running 10km itself wasn't hard enough already.