Thursday, April 30, 2020

Exclusive in Starbucks Asia only: Starbucks® X Herschel Supply Designer Collection

Lockdown may be restoring the world to its natural order but we, its inhabitants have a role to play too in protecting our planet. In conjunction with Earth Day, Starbucks has partnered up with Herschel Supply Co to launch a new limited-edition designer merchandise collection, available exclusively at Starbucks® stores in Asia. And made 100% of plastic bottles (PET). 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

[Beauty Review] Beléza by Vasayo A Complete Skincare System?

This lockdown has affected my skin's health in ways I cannot imagine. It might be the stress or the sudden change in daily routine or food but my skin has decided to dry up on me like the Sahara Desert. It was an unpleasant feeling at best and my only consolation was that no one outside of my family would see the degradation of my skin.

Monday, April 27, 2020

5 Books that will Take You Around the World

To celebrate World Book Day on 23 April 2020, you can travel in the time of quarantine and social distancing – through the delights of storytelling. So whether you are on a couch, window seat or at the kitchen table, get ready to go on an adventure through books and technology as Agoda introduces five book trails to inspire readers to kick off their (virtual) journey.

1. Murder on the Orient Express (Harper Collins)
Author: Agatha Christie
Destination: Turkey
“It would be a pity to pass through (Istanbul), — comme ça.” He snapped his fingers descriptively. “Nothing presses—I shall remain there as a tourist for a few days.”

After solving his latest case, detective Hercule Poirot planned to spend a few days in Istanbul as a tourist. With its East meets West location, visitors can immerse themselves in its long history dating back to the Roman empire. Istanbul is undoubtedly rich with culture, unique arts, and remarkable architectural sites. If the book inspired you to get to know more about Istanbul, take a look at the Hagia Sophia, once an Orthodox Church and Ottoman Mosque.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Introducing Triumph's Fit Smart: The perfect fitting bra

Just because we are stuck at home, it doesn't mean we need to let ourselves go and fall back to baggy shirts and shorts all the time. Yes it can be comfortable but after a while, you may find yourself missing the silent confidence that comes with wearing a set of the right underwear to feel sexy about yourself. New this spring is Fit Smart from Triumph, an innovative new bra created in response to the needs of women’s busy lives.

Friday, April 24, 2020

PUBG Fans, Get Your Realme Ready to #StayREALathome with realme 6 Tournament

In conjunction with realme’s #stayREALathome campaign, realme Malaysia will be organising its first esports PUBG tournament and encouraging customers to stay at home and enjoy their time on a mobile game tournament. Recently, realme Malaysia has announced the availability of its new variant, realme 6 (8+128GB) based on the positive feedback received from its fans, especially the gamers. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Malaysia’s biggest Columbia Asia Hospital Opens in Tebrau

I've had only one experience using Columbia Asia and that was for a health medical check up required for me to get my teaching license. Who knew right. Anyway, I opted for the Columbia Asia near my house because I figured there would be fewer people there and wouldn't need to wait so long compared to University Malaya or Assunta Hospital nearby. I registered, made an appointment in advance and showed up on my appointment date with little fuss. Did my medical check up the morning, went for brunch with my old work mates during which I got a call saying my results are ready and went back after lunch to collect them. Easy. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

16 Ways to Travel without Travelling with Tourism Selangor

With the raising number of cases of Covid-19 and the strict movement control order regulation implemented in Malaysia and some other parts of the world, travelling plans have to be put on hold and prior travel bookings have to be cancelled or postponed. Bound to stay home, now is the time for us to take this opportunity to travel through virtual experiences and let the mind wonder through the beauty of your travel destinations. Let’s look at some ideas on how you can make yourselves travel without even leaving home.

1. Travel into Tourism Selangor’s official website for interesting places to visit in all the 9 districts of the heart of Malaysia. 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Nagasaki, Kyushu [Day 5 Part 1] - Suwa Shrine and Dejima Island

The itinerary for Day 5 of this trip was one of the most pack and so I will be breaking it up into three blog posts for each prefecture visited on this day.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Ironman Virtual Club Launches As Global Go-To-Hub For Athletes

The IRONMAN Group has officially launched the IRONMAN® Virtual Club™ (VC™) web-based platform today for athletes around the world. As the go-to destination for everything IRONMAN, IRONMAN VC provides athletes with a connected experience to train, compete, earn and celebrate their achievements with a global community of fellow athletes from anywhere in the world.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

OPPO Launches Home FitnessXplorer: Win OPPO Gadgets While Staying Fit at Home

With one week to go till the MCO is lifted, many Malaysians have been staying at home and outdoor activities are limited, especially when it comes to fitness activities. OPPO is launching the Home FitnessXplorer Challenge, to challenge Malaysians to stay healthy and stand a chance to win 4 units OPPO Reno2 and 7 units OPPO Enco Free! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19

In light of the uncertainties brought about by the still developing Covid-19 global pandemic, Dirigo Events regretfully announced the cancellation of the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) 2020 that was scheduled to take place on 13 and 14 June 2020. The health and safety of runners, organising crew, volunteers, medical personnel, officials and police personnel are their top priority, and after consultations with all relevant stakeholders, they would not in good conscience proceed with the event without being able to guarantee everyone’s safety.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

[Interview] Breast Cancer Survivor Rainty Tioh eyes IRONMAN 70.3 Desaru Coast

IRONMAN is made up of extraordinary tales of participants overcoming all odds to make it to the holy grail of triathlon in hopes of fulfilling a big-time fitness goals, some even consider it a life achievement. For Rainty Tioh, being afforded the opportunity to be part of the IRONMAN 70.3 Desaru Coast in itself is an act of sheer accomplishment. 

Eight years ago, the Sabah-born could not fathom the thought of being healthy after she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. With the C word bringing so much of stigma and negative emotions, it can be an uphill battle to remain positive and keep fighting. 

Rainty remains as one of those resilient fighters.