Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hari Raya Promotion At 1Utama Shopping Centre

Hari Raya Promotion redeemable at Ground Floor Highstreet. Receive a complimentary Raya tea set with minimum spend of RM500 (RM300 for ONECARD members) on a same day (max. 2 cumulative receipts) at any ONECARD outlets. 

Don't miss it as I had set my eyes for the Gold set although both Gold and the Silver sets looked equally classy and luxury for me. For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/1Utama/?fref=ts 

Monday, June 27, 2016

MURAD Launches White Brilliance®, Designed To Increase Skin Luminosity By Harnessing The Power Of Porcelain Flower Extract

Murad, LLC, the skincare brand synonymous with high-performance, science-based products announcedtoday the launch of White Brilliance, a brand new collection of formulas developed to illuminate the skin while evening tone to promote a delicate, porcelain-smooth appearance.  Utilizing advanced technologies and ingredients, including precious Porcelain Flower Extract, White Brilliance is made up of four products: Cleansing Cream, Luminous Essence, Porcelain Serum and Luminous Shield SPF 50 | PA++++. In a study evaluating the performance of the White Brilliance collection, 98% of Asian women agreed their skin looked luminous* and 95% of Asian women agreed their skin was smooth and soft* after using the regimen.

Each product in the White Brilliance collection is infused with precious Porcelain Flower Extract, a delicate, iridescent blossom native to Asia known for its high content of natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Named for its resemblance to fine porcelain, this elegant bloom’s pure white color and crystalline texture reflects light for a luminescent finish. With a rich source of phytonutrients, like anti-inflammatory phytosterols, terpenes, flavonoid antioxidants and Essential Fatty Acids, Porcelain Flower Extract is packed with moisturizing, reparative and purifying benefits. With long history of use in traditional eastern medicine, Porcelain Flower has been used to restore clarity and tone to the skin for an illuminated and translucent complexion.

Designed for normal to dry skin but safe for sensitive skin, the White Brilliance collection is also dermatologist developed, scientifically advanced and features potent ingredients that enhance skin’s translucence for a luminous and glowing complexion.

Cleansing Cream
A rich, gently foaming cleanser that purifies and restores skin, utilizing a nourishing blend of Omega-6 Essential Lipids and Jojoba-derived Esters to enhance moisture retention, imparting skin with a silky, smooth texture.

Luminous Essence
A quick-absorbing, lightweight formula featuring an extract of electrolyte-rich Kunai Root to deliver essential hydration deep into the skin. Red Algae and Indian Fig Extracts gently exfoliate, restoring youthful texture and luminosity and priming the skin for optimized penetration of subsequent treatment products.

Porcelain Serum
A powerful, high-potency serum that enhances skin’s translucence, formulated with four brightening technologies that leave the skin with a luminous glow; Porcelain Flower Extract evens and illuminates skin tone, Green Tea Extract helps promote skin’s brightness and firmness, and Hexylresorcinol and Hexapeptide-2 work together to deliver a visibly radiant and translucent complexion; in a consumer study, 86% of women reported their skin looked translucent** after using Porcelain Serum as a part of the White Brilliance regimen.

Luminous Shield SPF 50 PA++++
An ultra-lightweight UV lotion  that protects skin’s rosy glow utilizing antioxidant-rich Grape Seed Extract to neutralize environmental aggressors and preserve skin’s brightness while light-diffusing microspheres fill in lines and wrinkles, making them to appear less visible upon application. 

Murad was founded in 1989 by Dr. Howard Murad, a board certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist and Associate Professor at the UCLA, Geffen School of Medicine. Murad offers people a path to youthful good health through science-based, clinically-proven skincare and healthcare products that have been developed as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health® system of care. With a full range of skin condition-specific, high-performance products for home and spa—backed by 19 unique patents for advancing the science of skin health and a 30 year legacy of research and clinical testing—millions of people look to Murad with confidence for products, services and tools to help them look, live and feel Better Every Day®.

Murad is used and recommended by over 30,000 professionals all across the globe and is sold in more than 40 countries. For more information, check out Murad.com or https://www.facebook.com/Murad.Malaysia 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Travel The World With Canon EOS M10 & Rilakkuma

Rilakkuma was created to reflect the dreams of a carefree lifestyle in busy Japan. I remember my Rilakkuma destiny was met 2 years ago in my last Hokkaido Spring Holiday where I bought 3 super duper cute Rilakkuma Pens for my 3 Charmers. They loved it so much and thanked me gratefully for the cutie pens. That day I showed Lynette my pictures at this event, she shouted excitedly to me "Rilakkuma" that made me laughed out loud. Haha...Who can ever resist this cool Rilakkuma, all of us gone crazy happy for it that afternoon!

Rilakkuma, translated as relaxed bear is a popular Japanese character. This 'bear in the relaxing mood' is always lazy and relaxed anytime, anywhere, moving at his own pace. So like me, kinda clicked pleasantly with my personality as well. Like I always said to all, I'm more into relaxing mood now with so-called half-retired life. Still moving actively but slowly and steadily, living up the kinda happy life I'm aiming for everyday. Rilakkuma, who is not a  real bear is a bear suit with a zipper on the back with a secret.

“Combining Rilakkuma, a popular character with Canon EOS M10 the lightest camera in the compact series, we hope to bring ToyTravel to every fun-loving social media user and photographer out there to make their next travel adventure a more memorable one. With the sleek and chic EOS M10, users will be able to capture superior quality photos and videos for sharing on social media platforms,” said Sandy Lee, Senior Marketing Manager for Consumer Imaging and Information Division of Canon Marketing ( Malaysia ) Sdn. Bhd.

Nui-Dori or more commonly known as ToyTravel is sweeping the world off its feet. Partnering with much-loved Rilakkuma, Canon joins the bandwagon by encouraging users to artistically incorporate the ToyTravel trend in their photos and inspire creativity among social media users. To kick things off, users can now have Rilakkuma as their next travelling companion with Canon’s special edition EOS M10 box set, bundled with a limited edition 24cm Rilakkuma plush toy. You can check out https://www.facebook.com/canoncameramsia

ToyTravel is the art of photography where toys imitate life. It’s common for social media users to inject creativity and fun into their everyday adventures with a preferred animated object from a figurine in a bowl of cereal, to a stuffed toy strapped into an airline seat, the possibilities are endless. The lunch box in which I chose the Salmon Set for more protein intake nowadays at Whup Whup Cafe tasted really delicious, not forgetting the refreshing Watermelon Juice that's hydrating and cooling my body as well. Not bad actually, the overall arrangement by Canon. Totally worthy of my trip that Saturday, had a good time with friends and Rilakkuma.

Designed for perfect selfies, the self Portrait mode features a one-touch beautification shortcut that offers a skin smoothing effect. Its Wi-Fi feature also allows seamless sharing on multiple social media platforms. With optional jackets sold separately, in a range of striking colours such as classic Navy, a sweet hue of pink, Whimsical Aqua and monochrome Border, users can now style and customize the camera according to their fun personalities. Lucky winners for Best Dress & lucky draws with superstar Rilakkuma for a picture momento.

The EOS M10 is the newest addition to Canon’s EOS M range of high performance mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. As the most compact and lightweight in the series, EOS M10 is the perfect camera to bring along on all types of adventures with its large 18.0-megapixel APS-C sensor and fast Hybrid CMOS AF II system, users can now capture excellent quality photos of spontaneous moments with no more missed opportunities. After completing the 3 stopovers for a perfect picture with Rilakkuma, we're thrilled to be presented this limited edition 24cm Rilakkuma plush toy which is going to travel the whole world with me from now on, lucky him. 

About San-X
San-X is one of the largest character oriented stationary and gift manufacturing company in Japan. Originated in April 8th, 1932 by the late president Chida as a private-owned business under the name of Chida Handler, San-X became limited company in 1942. Since 1980, including the well-know TarePanda, Rilakkuma, Kogepan, Afro Ken, Kireizukin and Nyan Nyan Nyanko, San-X had created more than 800 characters and has many fans among the South East Asia markets, US and EU. San-X celebrated their 70th Anniversary in 2002. On their logo, four-leaf clover is representing with San-X’s symbol color, blue which they have put their heart and soul foe wishing “Good Luck “. Also meaning through their product they hope their end-user to be filled with happiness. In addition, It’s also a company image to symbolize youthfulness, novelty (freshness), challenge and future.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Travel And See The World

Travel is exhilarating, thrilling and exciting that's for sure. Some people save every month bit by bit just to go for a budget travel, but to them it's totally worth the effort and hardwork. Some spend a lot in just one trip like my friend Julia who asked me to come along with her early this year 2016 for Spring Holiday 17 days to Iceland & Scandinavia costing RM26,600. 'Sem Yuk Yuk', I got tempted lot to go along with her and discussing it with Rambo during dinner. Surprisingly, Rambo shouted "Let's go!" and I looked at him "Sure bo? Too long for me, I cannot." He continue to convince me, "Why not? Take a long holiday lah." In fact, after the trip Julia also shared with me that it's expensive for 17 days long but I consoled her soothingly, "It's ok, as long you enjoyed the holiday and from all the nice pictures I have seen, it's totally worth it. 

I declined Rambo's offer as I know he's gonna be very busy with their Japanese company expansion this 2016 involving 46million for new JB office and for Malaysia market. I 'tumpang' busy and getting myself involved in his company huge expansion real seriously because I wanted him to work hard and smart for this expansion before we can enjoy life further. I'm cool and calm about it as I reasoned with him that I already had holiday plans to visit the Keukenhof in Holland and London this time so Iceland can always wait till we're ready to go for a long holiday. And I'm glad I made it this time for London calling with many new wonderful experiences I get to enjoy from this Europe trip with no regrets, but full of fulfilling insights added into my life now. 

I remember Charmaine tagged me under one fantastic travel article early this year and I promised to 'Ching Ching' about my views on travel regarding this article. Ok, 1st of all and 1st and foremost, the travel writer has every rights on her views about travel to suggest that once she have saved that kinda money, she splurged it all on travel. There's no right or wrong about it as if she feels strongly about travel so much, by all means spend it all on it. Just like the last 'Yum Cha' session with LL my good friend, on our way to Zen & Co. Cafe for one of the best Butterscotch Frappe in town, he shown me this new Kuchai Lama Condo he's planning to buy.

He asked my opinion about it real seriously if he should buy it or not, I told him 'Mou Zuet Dui Ge Ngam or Cho' as it's really up to his own decisions in life. He wanted to go Japan holiday with me real excitedly and asked me to update him once I have decided to go again. After seeing my Europe Albums, he's so envious and vowed strongly to me that he wana go travel liao after telling him he needs to travel and see the world in his 40's. You can buy property, you can also allocate some money aside for travel and taking good care of the family at the same time. In fact, Rambo's life is so enriched now fulfilled with so many great travels we had over the years, he's the one who always pushed me to organize more travels to see the world passionately.

He's the one who keep pushing me to go anywhere in the world will do, so long we're on a holiday vacation to experience the many wonders of the world. He really know how to enjoy life right now. Now, it's my turn the other way round of a party who's not willing to spend so much on holidays as one trip like Europe can cost RM15,000 minimum but he encouraged me to go for it. He reasoned with me it's totally worth it and should spend it for total happiness and wellness in life. Just like my another friend SM once asked my opinion during one of our Penang gathering, one beauty salon suggested that she needs this facial treatment cost RM8000.

I replied her no need to pay RM8000 for intensive treatment, spend about RM2400 for great facial will do, RM2600 for Fendi Bag where she wanted to own a nice Fendi Bag like mine but it's too expensive for her and RM3000 for travel since she's also into travelling so much. I already advised her no need to buy the Lambskin Fendi Bag that cost RM9000+, can opt for leather which cost RM2500+ only so long it's a genuine Fendi Handbag. Fendi is one of the most prestigious luxury brand in Italy and all over the world with 140 years of rich fashion history story. With RM8000, she can own everything under her hands real beautifully and pridefully.

My sis Toto always wanted to get a new luxury handbag as she's bored with her old LV bag. Haha...Obviously, I didn't encouraged her to buy Hermes Bag like her tycoon friend who just bought the Hermes Crocs cost RM100,000+ but owned something like Burberry is classy enough. She made some money from money game investment so I encouraged her to go travel with friends to gain more fulfilling insights in her life besides spending money on material items. She did and even spent thousands of dollars in total wellness for Forever Living Aromatherapy which helped to enhance a better quality and comfy living, then by all means spend it.

Nowadays from my own observation among my family and friends, everyone of them are very 'Kan Lik' hardworking trying to save money to go travel because only people like us who are the frequent travellers, always on the go for travel and see the world will understand how meaningful it can be. My friend CC told me she only spend on travel and dining now, no more buying branded stuffs esp. seeing all of it getting old in the drawer she got so fed up about it. Haha...I know what she means by that, like my Rambo always 'Ngo' me he have never seen me using those old handbags anymore but keeping it for 'Bai Leng' at home only.

Somewhere, somehow his grumbling voice has prompted me to quickly start using those old bags or wearing my old Christian Dior clothings also. Haha...In conclusion and summary of 'My Travel Perspective In Life', I would summarize that spending money for travel is totally worth it be it for the budget or luxury ones. To me, the travel journey will only be complete when everything goes smoothly and nicely organized with good food, luxury 5 star hotel or even 7 star claimed by the Chinese in China or Dubai, a great shopping experience getting to shop all the lovely things to please ourselves, family+friends and meeting new friends who understand each other really well. From time to time, we update each other and hoping to travel together. 

Just like Jenny our South Africa tour guide aged 70 has mentioned to us, travel and see the world managed to create many lovely memories, money cannot really buy or replacing it. I totally agreed with her indeed although yes, we may have spent thousands of dollars in this trip but the memorable memories that we have gained and created along the trip is totally worth it. Deep down inside also, I know what she really meant by that as for her age of 70, she have seen and heard enough she knew what life is all about. In fact, I always learnt many new good things like this from the best, expertise and oldies like her so I can have a good and smooth life for myself fantastically and sensationally too. That's life, C'est la vie!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Netherlands 2016 - North Holland Volendam

Actually I'm glad that they rushed us to Keukenhof early in the moning and having lunch at Volendam here.
All along the journey, the breathtaking views with country side watching the cows staying at the farm took
my breath away.Rambo even suggested we should come again and stay here at country side for long holiday.

Haha...I dare not promise him YES because this is not the kinda holiday I wanted, not really under my list
of holiday choice. I just told him how beautiful and wonderful it is, it's fine to stay here for a night or two
but not one week long as I will get very boring easily. Volendam is an old fishing village with busy harbour. 
Robin also asked if I have visit Volendam before, I replied him NO and I was so glad I came this time for a
stopover here at Volendam. I learned so much about Holland/Netherlands history story from this video &
inspired me to share about it. The reason why Holland is full of canals and looked like Venice, the water
world is Holland always flooded with water from sea, every year also the water level will rise up naturally. 

My mom asked me to get her a Windmill souvenir, it's lucky we stopped by here and got her this. Many cute
souvenirs can be grab here, you'll fall in love with every little things that are displayed here for yourself and
family. Not enough time for me to dine and wine here at this romantic place surrounded by the sea.

I was torn between going shopping or dining here as time is really limited for every tourist destination.
Anyhow, I was grateful to make a brief stop here also for shopping and taking my lunch here at the same
time. Price range is all the same, everywhere you go be it Amsterdam or Volendam, it's the same high price.
Nothing is cheap here in Europe, even Netherlands. The last time I came Euro was about 3.9 to 4 times only,
but this year I went was 4.5. 'Yau Shou Gai' one if you shop a lot and dine a lot. That's why not many of them
came here to shop, they only came for holidays and budget here there on food, shopping and optional tours.

As time goes by, I'm considered the matured ones who is here on lovely dovey holiday with my hubby Rambo.
Before I fly over here, he already advised me to buy whatever things I fall in love with and never regret in life.
But like I always said, I'm not a Desperado who needed any branded things to make me happy in life and I'm
actually feeling so blessed coming for this Europe Holiday 2016 for all the new wonders I've experienced here. 

I eat 5 meals a day except supper here as I tend to visit the 'Zau kung', sleep soundly by 11pm naturally.
In Malaysia, I tend to eat 6 meals a day with supper and I slept well like a baby for 8 hours deep sleep.
I woke up feeling fresh and lively to count my blessings that I'm healthy, happy & pretty motivated
to 'Ganbatte' looking for more money to enjoy life. Wealthy can comes in the form of having good health!  

Rambo really beh tahan me because in just a short time I'm here, I managed to grab a lovely Orange
Dutch-style Scarf that's quality, comfy and lovely as well. Left only one new one in plastic bag so I
quickly grabbed it and asked him to pay for it. They're many designer handbags and attractive things
like fashion clothings, accessories and souvenirs which are worth buying here but not cheap also.

After going rounds and rounds all along this busy street for good food, I finally chose the 'Fish & Chips'.
I chose the Euro5 with salad for take away as I don't wana be late and it's so delicious I finished it off and
hope to buy another one but it's too far away from our tour coach. No communication barrier here as they
can speak good English and provide good service as well. The Fish is big and fresh with salad and chips.

I took pictures all along the way from one corner to another corner real quickly and cannot help it but
munching on the hot Fish and Chips already as it's too yummylicious. One of the best Fish & Chips I ever
had in my 40 years of life, even Rambo enjoyed it a lot and wanted to buy more seafood platters to try.

This Cheese Factory Volendam have visit schedule for trying out their signature Dutch Cheese so no chance
to try and buy any of it. But we were lucky to visit other Cheese Factory for their Dutch Wine & Cheese in
our next Holland tour itinery. Everything must try, dine & enjoy to the max to complete Holland trip.

Volendam is a beautiful and romantic place to stop by for a wonderful vacation. The beach is clean,
safe or not from the sharks I cannot guarantee like South Africa. Haha...Nowadays I need to be extra
careful also before I hit the beach for swimming esp. after my trip to South Africa, I learnt my lesson
quite well. I didn't take sharks or baby sharks from Klang when my friend invited me for this dish last
15 years ago so don't attack me ok. Even in South Africa we were served the sharks dishes, I let it go.
Feeling so calming and soothing atmosphere all around this relaxing place, I wana fall asleep liao.
Haha...The food was good, the people here are nice and friendly, I was glad I came  & will remember
this place forever. Although it's only for a few hours trip but it's totally worth the trip that's for sure! 

BONIA Spring Summer 2016 - La Vida BONIA

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” quoted Pablo Picasso, the well-known Spanish artist and fashion is just another way of showcasing one’s personality. As much as art inspired fashion, the new of seeing pioneered by Picasso changed the art world forever and inspired the fashion community at all times.

On Spring/Summer 2016, BONIA’singenious designer, Pepe Torres decided to create the sequel of the fun of art from previous season and invites you to the flashback of the most influential artist- Pablo Picasso.

From joyful Rose and gloomy Blue periods to the innovative Cubism, and from the Surrealism depicted the tragedy of wars to the simple life of War and Peace; Pepe Torres portraits the moments of Picasso’s life and his artistic vision into BONIA’s edgy designs, bringing a chic contemporary twist onto its modernistic elegance.

Established since 1974, BONIA, the international luxury brand and leather specialist, has created a trademark legend in the fashion industry, achieving numerous milestones among the many accolades it receives. 

BONIA, the Italian inspiration has been building its identity consistently and constantly as well as earned its prestige by highlighting the three principals of its brand at all time that’s Modern, Elegant and Contemporary. While waiting for the much-awaited event to jump start that rainy afternoon, both JQ and I started unboxing the gift box and feeling ecstatically joyful for the new Bonia Eyewear. We put it on, make new video plus taking selfies together as we used to do many selfies during the few years of our happy blogging moments. 

Being a specialist of leather, BONIA offers wide range of leather goods including leather handbags, footwear and accessories for both ladies and gentlemen as well as other non-leather fashion item such as men’s apparels. As an international luxury brand, BONIA landed its boutiques all around the world in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, China(Shanghai), Brunei, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. We were invited to Bonia Showroom which obviously full of Bonia's sophisticated, creative and lovely handbags. I wish I could bring all of it back home, haha!

Leather is the hallmark of BONIA, the international luxury brand. Being the leather specialist and one of the leaders in fashion society, BONIA keeps its pace up with the swiftness of fashion trends. Indulges its creativity into the fashion designs and craftsmanship of leather, BONIA infuses modernism and sense of youth into its timeless elegance and glamour creations, offering the leather lovers its voguish and contemporary designs.

After snapping many stunning pictures of their alluring designs and been briefed much about their Bonia brand, I ordered the Rose Latte that's new from the coffee menu to break free from the 'love handbags temptation' for awhile. Haha...Too many Bonia designs already that are playing on my mind, still reminiscing and lingering crazily about it till today.

As much as BONIA appreciates the classic elegance fashion and the neoteric ideas of its trend, BONIA aims to bring its customers the desire to experience a modern and glamourous lifestyle through its au courant creations. Totally falling in love with Bonia's S/S Collection of 2016 and I'm definitely aiming for more of it to add into my bags collection for sure.

BONIA brought its brand to another pinnacle of success by advancing its shopping experience to online shop. Featuring a variety of men’s and ladies’ fashion items, Shop Online at www.bonia.com presents a brand new pleasure of shopping spree to the its customers. Ooh La La, the colours, the designs and the quality make me yearning to own not just one but many of it to add into my handbags collection. In fact, I got myself a lovely Pink Bag this time and will be adding more of Bonia's collection into my bags wardrobe real soon.

With its irresistible pre-orders and exclusive items, series of exciting events and promotions, shopping online http://www.bonia.com/ attracts groups of fashionistas and offers the truly fashion forward to the fashion lover. There are many charming and quality bags for men as well, Rambo think it's cool too but he prefers me to choose one Bonia Bag as he knew me too well I'm a definite Bag Lover and forever a fan kinda Fashionista!

From modest beginnings in Singapore in 1974, Bonia Corporation Berhad has grown to be one of Asia’s leading fashion retailers- designing, producing and distributing luxury leather goods, accessories, eyewear and footwear made with European styling, quality and craftsmanship. With a network of over 1100 sales outlets and 140 standalone boutiques throughout the world including countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, China (Shanghai), Brunei, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, the Group continues to develop its global presence by forging strong networks with key partners around the world.

Nice picture courtesy from JQ Lee.

In addition to its flagship fashion label, BONIA, the Group is also behind successful brands such as Sembonia and Carlo Rino. Besides co-owned the brand Braun Buffel, it also holds the license to distribute international labels such as Valentino Rudy, The Savile Row Company, Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, Renoma Paris and Pierre Cardin.