Monday, December 15, 2014

The Entertainer Malaysia 2015 Launches With New Merchants and More Value

If you have not read my writeup on The Entertainer yet, be sure to check them out here, and here. The Entertainer is proud to announce the launch of the Entertainer Malaysia 2015, which includes over 500 Buy One Get One Free offers for the best restaurants, nightspots, leisure, attractions, spas, beauty and fitness centres in Malaysia. Offering customers up to MYR 200,000 in savings, the Entertainer Malaysia 2015 is the biggest and best yet.

Featuring hundreds of Buy One Get One Free offers for Fine Dining, Up Market Bars, Casual Dining, Cafés, Leisure, Superior Spas and Health & Fitness, the Entertainer Malaysia 2015 gives customers a host of options to choose from.  Exciting new merchants include the Mandarin Grill, La Scala, Opium, Healy Macs, Sunway Lagoon and Discovery Pilates. Hundreds of popular merchants are back for 2015, including Bijan, Brotzeit, TGI Fridays, Juice Works, Strip, Mandara Spa and many more.


The Entertainer Malaysia 2015 Launches With New Merchants and More Value
The Entertainer Malaysia 2015 Launches With New Merchants and More Value

Every Entertainer Malaysia 2015 includes a complimentary copy of the Entertainer Travel 2015, which features over 250 ‘Buy One Room Night Get One Free’ offers at leading 4 and 5 star hotels across Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Participating partners include well-established hotel brands such as Conrad, Banyan Tree, Grand Hyatt, Dusit, The Chedi, Marriott and many more.

Customers can choose between a printed book or the Entertainer App, which was launched last year. With over 350,000 downloads to date, the Entertainer App has proved extremely popular with Entertainer customers – offering convenient access to offers, a simple redemption process, location-based search and even a savings tracker.

The Entertainer Malaysia 2015 includes up to MYR 200,000 worth of savings and customers who buy before December 31, 2014 will receive a special discount through the website, saving them even more! When purchased online, the Entertainer Malaysia 2015 book currently costs MYR 125 and the Entertainer Malaysia 2015 mobile product costs just MYR 100.

“With over 500 offers for fantastic merchants the Entertainer Malaysia 2015 is the best yet, offering customers amazing savings and great value for money. The Entertainer Travel 2015 also has some wonderful offers in beautiful destinations across Asia and the Indian Ocean that we want everyone to enjoy, so it’s free with every Entertainer product,” said Donna Benton, founder & CEO of the Entertainer.

The Entertainer’s full range of 51 printed and mobile products provide buy one get one free offers to the best restaurants, activities, attractions, spas and hotels across 40 destinations worldwide. Three products are available in Asia – the Entertainer Singapore, Entertainer Malaysia and Entertainer Hong Kong. You can buy the Entertainer 2015 products online on www.theentertainerasia.com or through the Entertainer App, available for iOS, Android, Blackberry 10 and Windows phones.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GeoPet Saga - The Mobile Game

Did you know there's this new mobile game? Named the GeoPet Saga, it is one of the most sensational mobile game on Android platform now. The game was launched on 18th September 2014 and now it already reaches more than 50,000 downloads. GeoPet Saga is a product of Kingsoft Co. Ltd. who developed one of the most successful online game in South East Asia, the JX series.


GeoPet Saga - The Mobile Game
GeoPet Saga - The Mobile Game

Kingsoft is also one of the earliest established software developments enterprise in China with Season Studio, one of their subsidiary company is heavily invested by Xiaomi, the fastest growing Android smartphone company in the world.


Connected as one
Connected as one

With GPS, Kingsoft hope to reinvent the old-school online experience for a more mainstream, mobile crowd. They are attempting to create a real-time social gaming experience for their regional players. One of the many efforts for this is seen with the introduction of the Brawl System.


GeoPet Saga, explore mystical worlds
GeoPet Saga, explore mystical worlds

The option lets its players to search for other players in the South East Asia region to engage in a battle. Players will be able to interact with one another through this, a concept similar to MMORPG. As quoted by Mr. Simon Yan, the General Manager of Kingsoft (M) Sdn. Bhd and Overseas Department Director of Kingsoft Seasun in an interview with Mona Tan, an independent PR consultant – You can’t make friends without a fight in GeoPet Saga


Colourful bright graphics


Kingsoft aimed to covered the entire South East Asia by end of this year and they will begin to look into expanding into global regions such as Europe and North America. Kingsoft have big plans for GeoPet Saga and it aims to revolutionise the mobile gaming industry with it.

To download the game GeoPet Saga visit this link http://goo.gl/FKFEse . Do check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/geopetsaga to find out more!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

50% Discount Off Your Next Stay At Dorsett Hospitality International's Hotels

Just sharing what came into my email this morning. A promotional post from Dorsett Hospitality International's Hotels. Book NOW and stay at any participating hotels under Dorsett Hospitality International in China or Malaysia and be rewarded 50% discount off Best Available Rate off 1st night of your next stay in any participating Dorsett hotels.

50% Discount Off Your Next Stay At Dorsett Hospitality International's Hotels
50% Discount Off Your Next Stay At Dorsett Hospitality International's Hotels

Whether your business or leisure trip takes you to China or Malaysia in the month of October 2014, it’s certainly a rewarding experience to stay with Dorsett International hotels in any of these cities…..Shanghai, Jiujiang, Chengdu, Wuhan in China and in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.

Conveniently located in each of these cities, all the hotels are well equipped to cater to your needs, be it for business or leisure.

A steal of a deal exclusively for the month of October, all reservations must be made via NHP 2014; and www.dorsett.com using the promo code below:-


Promo Code                       :   NHP2014
Booking period                  :  1st Sept – 7th Oct, 2014
Stay period                         :  1st to 7th Oct, 2014


Monday, September 1, 2014

Transitions Optical Releases The New Transitions Signature Lenses

Just a quick sharing on the latest innovation from Transitions Optical. Transitions Optical has released its latest Transitions® Signature™ lenses for all lens wearers in Malaysia. Featuring the most responsive adaptive lenses by Transitions Optical to date, the revolutionary new Transitions® Signature™ lenses are developed from Transitions Optical’s latest Chromea7™ technology and tested with an exclusive measurement methodology, Life360™. 


Transitions Optical Releases The New Transitions Signature Lenses

This new product promises greater adaptability to different types of lighting conditions, thus providing a superior and more comfortable wearing experience for all lens wearers. 

Evolution in photochromic lens technology

The latest Transitions® Signature™ lenses feature Transitions’ newly patented Chromea7™ technology, an exclusive dye formulation which enables the lens to be more responsive to the smallest change in light conditions outdoors while maintaining clarity indoors. This scientific breakthrough increases Transitions® Signature™ lenses’ sensitivity to light – allowing them  to adapt very well across various environmental conditions – and capture colours and images more vividly; leading to a superior and more comfortable wearing experience unlike any other.

New patented Life360™product testing methodology to measure real-life effectiveness

To assess the practical benefits of the new Transitions® Signature™ lenses, Transitions Optical Inc. developed and pioneered their new Life360™ methodology – a more holistic approach compared to current traditional lab-testing models practiced in the industry. Transitions® Signature™ lenses have undergone rigorous testing and evaluation in more than 200 real life conditions and 1000 scenarios in different countries, including Thailand and Philippines. These scenarios comprised combinations of differing temperatures, angles of light, UV light, weather conditions and geographical locations; which improve the real life applications of Transitions® Signature™ lenses and ensure its versatility across a variety of settings for all lens wearers. 

Furthermore, blind tests have been conducted with current clear and photochromic lens wearers to assess the visual experience of Transitions® Signature™ lenses. Users have reported Transitions® Signature™ lenses provide the optimal range of benefits – better darkness outdoors, improved responsiveness in more situations, faster speed of activation and fade back while maintaining clarity of vision indoors and at night – which have led to an improved visual experience compared with their existing set of clear or photochromic lenses .

The methodology of Life360™ means that Transitions® Signature™ lenses are able to adapt to the unique environmental conditions of both Southeast Asia and Asian countries, thus remaining relevant to the market here in Malaysia. Lance Lim, Marketing Manager of Transitions Optical Inc Asia explains the benefits of such a detailed testing process conducted by genuine spectacle wearers, “The high humidity experienced by countries near the Equator mean that various levels of cloud cover across the region result in more indirect sunlight. Transitions® Signature™ lenses’ level of tint adapts to all outdoor conditions, making them the smart choice for all-day protection as today’s wearers commute between indoor and outdoor environments, as well as travel from region to region.”

Designed for the modern lens wearer

Recognising today’s wearers are constantly on the go, encountering different environments both locally and internationally for work and play, Transitions® Signature™ lenses cater to the increasingly mobile lifestyle of the modern lens wearer with the latest advancement in photochromic technology. As such, they respond quickly to the light conditions across a multitude of outdoor locations with consistent performance in all temperatures, enhancing visual experience for the lens wearer. Transitions® Signature™ lenses are also equally adaptable indoors and in low-light conditions – able to fade quickly and return to clarity – ensuring the best possible visual experience for its users. In addition, Transitions® Signature™ lenses protect its wearer from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, while maintaining its vivid and sharp colour perception. 

Transitions® Signature™ lenses are currently available at all authorised eye care practitioners in a range of materials and designs. For more information, please visit http://www.transitions.com/en-my/

A virtual demonstration of the new Transitions® Signature™ lenses are available at http://www.transitions.com/en-my/virtual-viewer/.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Malaysia Supermodel Search 2014

Something to share this morning. Presented by Paradigm Mall, the Malaysia Supermodel Search 2014 (MSS) in collaboration with Asia Model Festival Awards (AMFA) aims to unearth who is worthy of the moniker supermodel in Malaysia. After a nationwide search that saw auditions in Kota Kinabalu, Bintulu, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, as well as applications online, the top 20 adult finalists were officially revealed at a press conference held at SOP Bar & Bistro, Paradigm Mall.

Malaysia Supermodel Search 2014
Malaysia Supermodel Search 2014

As a re-brand and re-boot of the version formerly known as the annual Asia New Star Model Contest (ANSMC), which has been running in the past three years consecutively, one female and one male winner of MSS will still be sent to Seoul, Korea, to compete at the ANSMC 2015, which will be held in conjunction with the prestigious 10th Asia Model Festival Awards. On top of that, the winners will also win modelling contracts with NOW Model Management Singapore.

“Only a model with the entire package - physical attributes, attitude, personality, confidence, and an X factor, who deserves to be called a supermodel, can make an impression and give our country an advantage on an international level,” expressed top model Amber Chia - who is the Korea Model Association representative to Malaysia.

Continuing in vein of last year’s ANSMC success as an online reality programme, nine webisodes will also be produced for MSS, and they will begin airing on the “Malaysia Supermodel Search” YouTube channel every week from 24th September 2014 onwards. These webisodes will lead up and culminate in the grand finale on 19th November 2014, which will take place at Paradigm Mall. Chia will be heading an esteemed panel of resident judges, alongside catwalk guru Benjamin Toong and model extraordinaire Tinie, for this exciting series.

The ten potential female supermodels who made it through are Audrey Wong Shi Mei (20), Bella Chee Yuen Chi (19), Ivana Esther Robert Smit (15), Jane Tan Yan Jun (19), Kessyl Lim Tek Iee (19), Nicky Chang Shu Ying (20), Nurul Hazrina binti Sabri (22), Prissha Gerald (16), Selin Chan Nyin Wen (18), and Siti Khairunisah binti Abdul Razak (23); whereas the ten potential male supermodels consist of Aaron Hoh Sheng Biao (18), Abdul Aliff Hafiz bin Abdul Rani (25), Anson Ang Meng Soong (24), Jackson Lim Howe Seng (26), Jacky Nai Yen Chen (20), Jayden Yen Yoong Cheng (21), Joseph Oon Zi Yin (21), Junior Jenos Danny (24), Ryan Yong Fong Sing (24), and Sina Razaghi (22).

Besides their all-expenses paid trip to Seoul, along with their modelling contracts, both the female and male winners will also have the honour of becoming the 2015 faces of Paradigm Mall, in which they will be walking as celebrity models for the Paradigm Mall Fall/Winter 2014 fashion week. Additionally, they will each also walk away with a Driving Dreams scholarship by KDU University College worth RM50,000; as well as prizes from Gintell, Celebrity Fitness, MIZACH, M.A.C, O’slee, Neubodi, and modelling courses from Amber Chia Academy.

Organised by Amber Chia Academy Sdn Bhd, the Malaysia Supermodel Search 2014 in collaboration with Asia Model Festival Awards would not have been possible without the support of Paradigm Mall in their capacity as title presenter. Other generous sponsors include Philocaly, Runway Productions (Event Management), Korea Model Association (Official Model Association), O’slee (Official Skincare), M.A.C (Official Makeup), Premiere Hotel Klang (Official Hotel), Hair Atelier (Official Hair Salon), Gateway @ KLIA2 (Official Mall), Celebrity Fitness (Official Gym), KDU University College (Official University), Gintell (Official Massage Chair), SOP Bar & Bistro (Official F&B), Obsidian, Neubodi, Now Model Management, Show Up, Guezz Studio, MIZACH, Poney, JAE Homme, Bremen Wong, and Manoah Consulting.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Go Pro Selfie Specials From Mydeal.com.my

“But first, let me take a selfie...”

Yes, we know you are actually singing this line instead of reading it. It’s the selfie generation. Everybody is on a selfie craze. People all be like let us take a selfie like how Ellen DeGeneres did it in the Grammys.

Ellen DeGeneres did a group selfie in the Grammys.
Ellen DeGeneres did a group selfie in the Grammys.

Then the group selfie craze starts even with the Simpsons doing it and a lot more people joining this crazy selfie trend.

Simpsons doing it and a lot more people joining this crazy selfie trend.
Simpsons doing it and a lot more people joining this crazy selfie trend.

Therefore with all the many this selfie crazy trend and to make things easier for them the oh-so-fabulous monopod was invented! Now you can just do it anywhere, anyhow and anytime. 

The monopod which comes with a Bluetooth wireless camera remote now conveniently allows everybody to take a selfie. Plus it’s the next best thing to a tripod. You can take better and sharper pictures with a monopod just like how you would get with a tripod. Even when you’re doing an extreme sport.

Log on to http://bit.ly/1oJzvvN to purchase the monopod for only RM 30 with MyDeal Sdn Bhd!


Friday, June 6, 2014

My Father, My Hero @ Utara Coffee House, Armada Petaling Jaya

It is his protection that shelters us, his care that nurtures us, his guidance that leads us and his love that fills us with joy. During this celebration of Father’s Day, Utara Coffee House, will pay tribute to this special man on Saturday, 14th June 2014 and Sunday, 15th June 2014. Themed ‘My Father, My Hero’, treat your DAD on his special day to either a scrumptious Father’s Day Eve Buffet Dinner or a Father’s Day Buffet Hi-Tea.


My Father, My Hero @ Utara Coffee House, Armada Petaling Jaya
My Father, My Hero @ Utara Coffee House, Armada Petaling Jaya

Indulge in the endless variety of International and Local buffet spread while soaking in the lively atmosphere of LIVE performances, a lucky draw and exciting games that promise attractive prizes.

With Western favourites such as Salmon Carpaccio, 'Minestrone Con Focaccia, 'Lamb Osso Buco Milanese Style' (Lamb Shank), Baked Chicken with Pesto Sauce, Paella Valencia and Asian Favourites such as Buttered Crabs, Fried Prawns with Coconut Flakes, Roast Duck with Plum Sauce, Ikan Pari Panggang dengan Air Asam, Chicken Yakitori and Kari Kepala Ikan, these array of mouth-watering dishes will definitely whet Daddy’s appetite.

Father’s Day Eve Buffet Dinner
Date     : Saturday 14th June 2014
Time     : 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Price     : RM75++ adult | RM49++ senior citizen | RM38++ child
LIVE Band Performance : The Best Crew

Father’s Day Buffet Hi-Tea
Date     : Sunday, 15th June 2014
Time     : 12pm to 4pm
Price     : RM70++ adult | RM46++ senior citizen | RM35++ child
LIVE Band Performance : Clair Rozells to perform golden classics
Activities : Teh Tarik Competition & Lucky Draw


Adding to the excitement during the Hi-Tea is a GRAND PRIZE of the day, - a 30- minute Scenic City Flight Tour for 3 persons by Runway 81 KL awaits one lucky father and Ducati goodies to be won!

Reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointment. For reservations and inquiries, please call (03) 7954 6888 ext. 4557.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Hi-Tea Buffet @ Utara Coffee House Armada Hotel PJ

Just a quick sharing on the upcoming Easter Hi-Tea Buffet this weekend on the 20th April 2014 at Utara Coffee House Armada Hotel PJ. At RM55++ per adult, the buffet comes with egg hunt, games, balloon sculpting and many more exciting activities. For reservations do contact 03-79546888 ext 4557.


Easter Hi-Tea Buffet @ Utara Coffee House Armada Hotel PJ

Catch World-class golf with Premium Carlsberg beer at the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014

Carlsberg has always been a forerunner in golf. As the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 kicks off, Carlsberg returns once again as one of the tournament’s longest-standing main partners as it continues its reign as Official Beer. 


The Carlsberg Beer Garden at the Maybank Malaysian Open
The Carlsberg Beer Garden at the Maybank Malaysian Open

Henrik Juel Andersen, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia, said, “The Maybank Malaysian Open, a world-class golf tournament and Carlsberg, an international premium beer, are a perfect match, sharing qualities such as passion and integrity, while the tournament celebrates champions. It’s great to be back on the green at the Maybank Malaysian Open to catch the action and witness Malaysia’s love for golf while offering the Carlsberg experience to our consumers on this award-winning course.”

Carlsberg consumers can win season tickets to watch the Maybank Malaysian Open by taking part in the consumer promotion at selected golf clubs in Klang Valley and Negeri Sembilan. Throughout the 4-day tournament Carlsberg is offering spectators a beer buffet promotion at a flat price of RM80, from 11am to 3pm. In addition, complimentary samplings of the country’s fastest growing cider, Somersby Apple Cider, will held at the Somersby chill-out area located at the exit of public catering from 12pm to 2pm and from 4pm to 6pm daily.

Mr. Henrik Juel Andersen, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia is an avid golfer
Mr. Henrik Juel Andersen, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia is an avid golfer

“The international scale of the Maybank Malaysian Open puts Malaysia firmly on the map as one of the top destinations for golfers around the world. Carlsberg’s partnership with the Maybank Malaysian Open and dedication to the development of amateur golf through the Carlsberg Golf Classic has rightly earned us the reputation of being golfers’ beer of choice. Now that calls for a Carlsberg!” Andersen added.

At the Carlsberg Hospitality Marquee invited guests and customers of Carlsberg will have the best view of the 18th hole, access to a live feed of the action as well as sample a range of premium beer, stout, and cider by the brewer as they meet some of the international golfing greats who are expected to drop by. Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour, the Maybank Malaysian Open’s stellar line-up of international pro golfers is expected to bring participants and fans another world-class golfing experience at the KLGCC.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sunway Pyramid Kickstarts World Of Cravings Campaign

Sunway Pyramid, an award-winning shopping mall, unveils ‘The World of Cravings’ running from 1 – 30 April 2014 to bring to attention this year’s gastronomic highlights and exciting offerings in the mall that caters to shoppers from all walks of life. I was there to check out two of their F&B outlets in conjunction with the World Of Cravings campaign so do check out my writeups at Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant and Delicious @ Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall

Sunway Pyramid Kickstarts World Of Cravings Campaign
Sunway Pyramid Kickstarts World Of Cravings Campaign

For promotion hunters or for those who can’t decide where to eat, check out exclusive promotions via Sunway Pyramid Mobile App with exciting deals including a Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion from Capricciosa, Coffea Coffee, Auntie Anne’s and Sakae Sushi or a 50% discount for dine-in at Simply Penang, Bentoya, 1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice, Tai Lei Loi Kei, Porridge Time, Delicious and Paradise Inn. The mobile app is also a wonderful navigation guide for shoppers where they can record where they park their car and be guided towards their destination with ease. All these exclusive deals are available for patrons who download the Sunway Pyramid Mobile App, available via Google Play and Apps Store at the ‘Tap, Eat, Save’ under the Promotions tab.


Sunway Pyramid Mobile App, available via Google Play and Apps Store at the ‘Tap, Eat, Save’ under the Promotions tab
Sunway Pyramid Mobile App, available via Google Play and Apps Store at the ‘Tap, Eat, Save’ under the Promotions tab


Patrons are also rewarded when they shop in the mall. 10 lucky shoppers stand a chance to win a total worth of RM20,000 in Sunway Pals points when they spend RM30 (RM20 for HSBC Cardholders) in 1 receipt, attach the receipt and drop it in any contest box located around the mall. Besides that, when shoppers spend RM250 (RM200 for HSBC Cardholders) in 1 receipt at any F&B shops, they are rewarded with RM20 worth of Sunway Pals points, exclusive for its members only. For those who are not members yet, they can register for free.

“This year, we have many new exciting additions in the mall, especially restaurants and cafés. This includes TWG, Putien, Caffebene, Tai Lei Loi Kei, Coffea Coffee, Xia Mian Guan and Texas Chicken to add on to a kaleidoscope of existing gastronomic specialties such as Delicious and Paradise Inn. Sunway Pyramid also houses many firsts in the country such as CaffeBene from Korea, Capricciosa from Japan and Paradise Inn from Singapore, excluding Coffea Coffee here which is the first in-mall café in the country. These are some restaurants and cafés that our shoppers are really excited about and are looking forward to dining in. We are proud that they are now here in Sunway Pyramid,” says Loo Hoey Theen, Senior Manager of Marketing, Sunway Pyramid.

These few mentioned restaurants and cafés are only some of the 160 F&B offerings available in the mall which houses local favourites, Mediterranean choices, Western varieties, Japanese selections and more to cater to locals, international tourists, the working population, couples and even families with young children.

Whether shoppers are here to have breakfast, lunch, tea or dinner while they shop, to meet a business partner for lunch meetings, to chill out with friends and family after work or during weekends or are perhaps foodies wanting to try out a new place or a new menu, Sunway Pyramid has that all under one roof in its mouth-watering venues offered in 3 of its 4 precincts – Oasis Boulevard, Asian Avenue and Marrakesh. Therefore, to enjoy the ‘World of Cravings’, for a more personalised experience and for your very own unique adventure, come to the mall and let the food fill your cravings.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dorsett Hospitality International Creates More Rewards For CIMB Credit Card Holders

An interesting offer popped up in my email this evening. Here's a quick sharing. Dorsett Hospitality International has now created more rewards for CIMB Card holders as they can now look forward to unprecedented Asian hospitality when travelling in Malaysia and Singapore.

Through the CIMB Smart Rewards Programme, Dorsett International will extend up to 20% off Best Available Room Rates to the merchant’s card holders when they stay in its Malaysia hotels such as Dorsett Grand Subang, Dorsett Grand Labuan, Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur, Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residences, Silka Cheras Kuala Lumpur and Silka Johor Bahru in addition to hotel in Singapore - Dorsett Singapore.

Dorsett Hospitality International Creates More Rewards For CIMB Credit Card Holders
Dorsett Hospitality International Creates More Rewards For CIMB Credit Card Holders

This promotion is valid from now until December 2014. In Malaysia, CIMB Card holders are also able to enjoy dinning privileges in the mentioned six hotels.

This exclusive by Dorsett also offers CIMB Card holders discount when using any of the CIMB Bank cards such as ‘CIMB World Mastercard’, ‘CIMB Visa Infinite’, ‘Visa Signature’, ‘Visa / Mastercard Platinum’, ‘Visa / Mastercard Gold’, ‘Visa / Mastercard Classic’ or CIMB Debit Cards.

A New Haircut To Face Life's Challenges

Back to basics, I re-installed this Blogpress for iPhone app again to try out blogging on the fly. The last I tried this application was way back in 2011 if I'm not mistaken. Anyway this would be a short post to share on my new haircut which only cost like RM9.90 in Taman Desa Setapak.





So what changed? Well, for starters I maintained my hair length on the top, back and front while snipping off the sides. Wanted to try that latest 'undercut' look. Unfortunately my hair wasn't long enough to pull it off. Nevertheless, shown above is the result. Here's looking forward to the new challenges ahead, which I feel is coming real soon. To infinity and beyond!


- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone



Friday, March 7, 2014

Dorsett Hospitality International Throws A Management Party For Its Associates

This would be to share on the recent Dorsett Hospitality International Management Party. It was a head-start for Dorsett Hospitality International (HKEx Stock Code: 2266) in the new Lunar year of Horse when it had its annual dinner cum award night at Dorsett Grand Subang recently.

Dorsett Hospitality International Throws A Management Party For Its Associates
Dorsett Hospitality International Throws A Management Party For Its Associates

Themed to Red and Gold colours which symbolically represent ‘Prosperity’ and ‘Wealth’, the event was held to thank the hotels’ associates from Malaysia and Singapore for their contributions to the company’s rapid growth and to award those who have distinctly shined in the course of their employment.

The God of Prosperity (centre) handed over a tray of Chinese New Year goodies to Puan Sri Datin’ Nancy Chiu, Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu and Winnie Chiu.
The God of Prosperity (centre) handed over a tray of Chinese New Year goodies to Puan Sri Datin’ Nancy Chiu, Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu and Winnie Chiu.

This year, seven associates received the ‘Star of the Year Awards’ recognitions whilst five ‘Leader of the Year Awards’ titles were awarded to deserving associates.

Judged based ‘dedication on job’, ‘passion to go beyond the extra mile in completing given tasks’, ‘self-initiative’ as well as ‘relationship with other team members,’ the ‘Star of the Year Awards’ recipients were: Ricco Victor Underwood – Commis at Dorsett Grand Labuan; Noor Zakiah Md Nor – Uniform Attendant at Dorsett Grand Subang; Pelisa Gairis – Waitress at Dorsett Grand Labuan; Navin Napolean – Front Office Assistant at Silka Johor Bahru; Roselind Lahong – Food & Beverage Captain at Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residences; Amelia Noor Hidaya binti Jusof -  Reservation Assistant at Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residences; Mohd Ismail Bin Ahmad – Front Office Bellman at Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur and Mohd Sabri Bin Norizan – Chef de Partie-Pastry at Dorsett Regency KL.

Leader of The Year Award 2014
Leader of The Year Award 2014

Meanwhile, the ‘Leader of the Year Awards’ were awarded to Joluin Joiruh – Chief Engineer of Dorsett Grand Labuan; Roshidee Sheik Abu Bakar – Outlet Manager of Dorsett Grand Subang; Zulrina Bte Mohd Zain – Account Executive of Silka Johor Bahru; Mohd Zain bin Yacob - Assistant Food & Beverage Manager of Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residences and Janie Chai - Assistant Director of Sales Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur.

SMILES : (From Left) Hugo Gerritsen, Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng and Philip Wong.
SMILES : (From Left) Hugo Gerritsen, Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng and Philip Wong.

Recipients were judged based on their ‘contribution to the division’s growth’, ‘self-initiative to lead and drive the team to produce better results’ and last but not least, ‘to develop the company’s brand image, revenue and profits to greater level’.  

Present to give away the awards was Dorsett International’s President and Executive Director, Winnie Chiu, while witnessed by the Group’s Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu and Vice Chairman - Malaysia, Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng.

Philip Wong (Left) and Thomas Hahn welcomed Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu to Dorsett Hospitality International’s Management Party 2014 (Malaysia & Singapore) in Dorsett Grand Subang.
Philip Wong (Left) and Thomas Hahn welcomed Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu to Dorsett Hospitality International’s Management Party 2014 (Malaysia & Singapore) in Dorsett Grand Subang.

VIP guests present to enhance the evening were Vice Chairman of Mayland Group of Companies, Puan Sri Nancy Chiu, Group Managing Director of Mayland Group of Companies, Andrew Chiu, Chairman of Land & General Berhad, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Putih.  Both Mayland Group of Companies and Land & General Berhad are sister companies of Dorsett Hospitality International.

An acrobatic performer ‘wowing’ the crowd with her acrobatics stunts.
An acrobatic performer ‘wowing’ the crowd with her acrobatics stunts.

Coupled with lively golden lion dance performances, a special appearance of ‘God of Prosperity’ and Shaolin Acrobatic performance, Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu, Puan Sri Datin Nancy Chiu and Winnier Chiu made the party merrier through red packets giveaway.


"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Premieres On Astro National Geographic Channel

This writeup is to share on the latest TV Show on Astro. A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, the thrilling new 13-part series brought to viewers from executive producer/writer/director Ann Druyan and executive producer Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, “Ted”), will premiere on 15 March 2014 on the National Geographic Channel (Astro Ch 553) simulcast across other FOX International Channels platforms including Nat Geo Wild (Astro Ch 550), Nat Geo Channel HD (Astro Ch 573), FOX (Astro Ch 710), FX HD (Astro Ch 726), Nat Geo People (HyppTV Ch 503), FOX CRIME (HyppTV Ch 610) at 10 p.m.

"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Premieres On Astro National Geographic Channel
"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Premieres On Astro National Geographic Channel

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY comes more than three decades after the debut of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Carl Sagan’s stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science. Seth MacFarlane teamed with Sagan’s original creative collaborators – writer/executive producer/director Druyan and co-writer, astronomer Steven Soter - conceived the 13-part series that will serve as a successor to the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning original series.

As with the legendary original series, the new COSMOS is the saga of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. The series brings to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge, transporting viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest – and the smallest – scale.

COSMOS is the saga of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time
COSMOS is the saga of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time


The series invents new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. The most profound scientific concepts are presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.

“We’re thrilled that COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY will be airing not only on the National Geographic Channel, but also simulcast on Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Channel HD, FOX, FX HD, Nat Geo People, and FOX CRIME, and FXHD. This is a follow up production to Carl Sagan’s revolutionary Cosmos: A Personal Voyage and we believe that it will captivate the audience like never before and that they will truly enjoy the show,” said Keerthan Adyanthaya, General Manager of FOX International Channels.

"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"
"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY is produced by Cosmos Studios, the Ithaca, NY-based company Ann Druyan co-founded in 2000, and Fuzzy Door Productions, MacFarlane's company.
Druyan and Steven Soter are the series’ writers. Druyan, MacFarlane, Cosmos Studios President Mitchell Cannold and Brannon Braga  (the “Star Trek” franchise, “24”) will executive-produce the series. Jason Clark (“TED,” “42”) will co-executive produce. “Like” COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/COSMOSonTV. Follow the series on Twitter @COSMOSonTV and join the discussion at #cosmos.

"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Premieres On Astro National Geographic Channel
"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Premieres On Astro National Geographic Channel

Catch this amazing new series on 15 March at 10 p.m on the following channels:-
National Geographic Channel – Astro Channel 553
National Geographic Wild – Astro Channel 550
National Geographic Channel HD -  Astro Channel 573
FOX – Astro Channel 710
FX HD– Astro Channel 726
National Geographic People - HyppTV Channel 503
FOX Crime HD – HyppTV Channel 610

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Malay Mail Digital Revolution #malaymailgr8deals

The Malay Mail and its three other partners in the Media Alliance are creating a digital revolution with the launch of two spectacular subscription packages for Malaysians. With two international brands, Huawei and Samsung as device partners, the tablets that readers get in the subscription package with the Malay Mail come loaded with 15 apps, including four ePapers – Malay Mail, Sinar Harian, Oriental Daily News and  Makkal Osai - and a host of community, sports, contest and entertainment apps.


Media Alliance press conference 17 February , 2014
Media Alliance press conference 17 February, 2014

Also, get discounts, alerts, enjoy bookings to your favourite restaurants, and even play a game or two. One can choose either or both packages in this new subscription drive by the Malay Mail.


Media Alliance partners
Media Alliance partners


What is the BIG deal in this offer?
In the Huawei package, for an investment of RM288 for a one-year subscription of the Malay Mail, you get returns to the value of more than RM1, 700.  This one-year subscription comes with a HUAWEI MEDIAPAD 7 YOUTH phablet.


Malay Mail ladies with phablets
Malay Mail ladies with phablets

For a budget of RM538, you get a SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 3 7” phablet for a year’s subscription of the Malay Mail. This package is worth more than RM2, 000.

Go online to www.themalaymailonline.com/gr8 to view full specifications of the phablets.

You can sign for as many subscription packages as you want and give them as gifts to family, friends and business partners.

Malaysian Belle by STOWA - Limited Edition of 33 pieces for Malaysia

Now for some watch related news for the watch enthusiasts. For the first time ever, Stowa has decided to partner with Red Army Watches (RAW) Malaysia to launch a special edition available only from the local watch retail maverick. Only 33 pieces of this edition are available and each of the 33 watches will be customised with a serial number and an engraved name of the owner on the buckle.


Malaysian Belle by STOWA - Limited Edition of 33 pieces for Malaysia
Malaysian Belle by STOWA - Limited Edition of 33 pieces for Malaysia

The unique rendition of the Stowa Flieger watch made exclusively for the Malaysia market is inspired by the traditional Kebaya and its form fitting hint of smouldering sexiness that harkens back to the idyllic villages of yesteryear. Nothing will get you on the upswing faster than donning a tribute to the past.

Malaysian Belle, a centre figure in the artwork, is our own interpretation of pin-up girls, done in Kebaya style. Popular in the beginning of 20th century, pin-up girls were not only used in the consumer product advertisements and the entertainment industry, but also on the aeroplanes all across the world. In our own world of imagination, we would like to think that the famous Kebaya doomed by Peranakan ladies confer pared down feminine sensuality via unforgettable aesthetics, which offer an insightful peek into the culture and majesty of the female form.


Malaysian Belle, a centre figure in the artwork
Malaysian Belle, a centre figure in the artwork


The single artwork presented by Stowa for Malaysia, with a uniquely Malaysian theme. The rare edition will definitely go down in the history as one of the rarest collectible pieces in the watch collecting community since there are only 33 pieces made, coupled with the unique story behind it as well.

There will be a small gathering to present the watches to the privileged owners on a date and venue to be decided in the near future once it’s sold out. The numbers of which number 4, 13, 14, 24, and 34 are omitted.

Malaysian Belle by STOWA - Limited Edition of 33 pieces for Malaysia
Malaysian Belle by STOWA - Limited Edition of 33 pieces for Malaysia

Flieger 6498 Handwinding Technical Specs
Movement : Unitas6498 with blued screws, code de Geneva, golden Stowa engraving
Case size : 41mm
Crystal : Sapphire with inner Anti-reflective coating
Hands : Heated blue steel hands with Superluminova C3 filling
Straps : Brown leather strap in old style (22 mm)
Dial : Small second 6 o’clock
Caseback #1 : Sapphire caseback
Caseback #2 : Additional solid caseback with special engraving (Malaysian Belle)
Distinct feature
#1 : Small second in gold (Pantone code 871 U
#2 : Individual name of owner on the tang buckle (it can be omitted if a customer
prefers anonymity)
#3 : Serialised Limited Edition of 1/38 to 38/38 with omission of #4, #13, #14,
#24, and #34, which makes the total 33 pieces.
Retail (Fixed) Price : 4999
Estimated Arrival : Feb 2014 (but pre-order is open now till sold out)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Limkokwing University Launches World’s Biggest High School Debate Championship

Just a quick sharing on this piece of news I received recently. With a participation list of over 200 teams from across the nation Limkokwing University is set to launch the biggest debate ever organized for high school students. Chief Adjudicator Don Siron Pereira said this was the first time a debate of this magnitude was organized for high schools and this included the impressive amount of prizes allotted for both participants and winners.

Limkokwing University Launches World’s Biggest High School Debate Championship
Limkokwing University Launches World’s Biggest High School Debate Championship

In total the prizes that include scholarships and cash amount to RM2.5 million, considered the highest a university has invested to encourage debates. University President Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing said this was to inspire more students to brush up their skills in oratory and debate to participate.

Limkokwing University has introduced this international debate championship to provide an avenue for students to build their skills in thinking in a structured manner and speaking with confidence. Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak commended the university for providing this opportunity to Malaysian youths to build their skills.

The format used is based on the British Parliamentary Style of debate. The best team will get an all-expenses paid trip to London where they will get a chance to spend a month at the University’s London campus. The top team will also receive a cash prize of RM10,000 and full scholarships tenable at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Cyberjaya for their choice of programme.

All participating teams will receive a 50 per cent rebate in tuition fees for the first year if they register to complete their studies at the university. An independent international panel of experienced adjudicators will manage the debate process. They will also share their experiences and tips with the debaters at the end of the competition.