Sunday, January 22, 2017

SCORE RUN 2017 – Conquer The City



The conquerors are back. SCORE Run 2017 returns to the city, so get ready to take it to the limit and dominate the streets. Once again, they invited me for the run so I'll join it for 2017 but not necessary I'll run. Haha...Let's see how my mood goes that day. C ya there!

It’s man versus city. Kick off at the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s golden triangle – BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE and stop at nothing to conquer the urban jungle. Run under the shade of towering skyscrapers and world-class hotels and be in awe as the city comes alive. With an expected 12,000 runners, SCORE RUN is set to be one of the best running events of the year.

Sign up now to also get your t-shirt with your personalized name on it. For more info on the run, you may log in to www.score.my


About SCORE
The secret to a successful event is really no big secret. It all boils down to how much your participants enjoyed the experience you create. At SCORE, it comes down to the three S.
Smooth
From registration, to entry pack collection, to the event proper and subsequent proceedings, we ensure the delivery of a smooth and seamless experience. We take care of the nitty-gritty, so that your event experience with SCORE will be pleasant journey from end to end.
Safe
We appreciate that mishaps can often occur, which is why our events take into consideration the safety and security of participants as well as our crew. We anticipate everything that could potentially go south, and work towards ensuring that it doesn't.
Sexy
This is the final S-factor, the little creative extras that differentiates a SCORE event from any other. From exciting event concepts, impressive buildups, top-notch event merchandise designed by award-winning designers, we conceive our events to look good in your photos, your social media posts and collection of event collaterals.


Whether it's our own SCORE events, such as the SCORE Run, the Valentine themed Cupid Run, the record breaking FitMob Festivals, and the upcoming all-girl Amazonian Race, or events we run for clients such as the Ministry of Youth & Sports' Fit Malaysia nationwide tour, or the Reebok Les Mills One Live, we always endeavour to make it yet another exhilarating SCORE experience.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Good Food Indulgence - The Coffee Club JungCeylon Mall, Phuket Thailand


This time of my Phuket Holiday in Thailand staying at Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort & Spa, I know that they provide free
shuttle service to JungCeylon Mall so I've planned to come over for my daily shopping & dining indulgence. I saw this
Coffee Club situated strategically right in front of the largest shopping mall in Phuket at the corner side on the way
here before they dropped us at another shopping building near Robinsons. It's huge, you need at least 1 or 2 days to fully
cover this huge shopping mall. But I told Rambo, let's go enjoy some lunch & good coffee 1st before going for shopping.

The 1st thing that caught my attention is definitely the coffee selection and I ordered
Affogato TB140 (RM16.80) obviously. The espresso coffee is the best of the best I ever
had in my 40 years of life. I never fancy taking bitter espresso like Rambo, he liked it
a lot but this time, I super duper loving it to the max I finished it all inside my tummy.
Haha...Rambo also enjoyed it but I ordered hot water for him as he's not feeling so
well, no Beer or cocktails for him until he fully recovered. It's totally worth the price.
I actually asked what's their coffee brand so I can buy it for my daily intake at home
but the waitress told me that they have many kinds of coffee beans which came from Indo,
Brazil, packed in Sydney Australia and freshly-brewed for us. No wonder I told Rambo!

In fact it was too good to be true, I actually visited The Coffee Club again the next day because it had left such a
memorable yummy coffee injected to my fussy tastebud, we're back everyday. Haha...I ordered the same Affogato
and the Mama Nasi Goreng that we missed on the 1st day. I ordered this Pad Thai wrongly liao because not only
it tasted too sweet to my liking of Pad Thai which was supposed to be spicy and yummy, the noodle was not fried
to perfection at all. Too bad for me, I only took one bite and let Rambo finished it for me. Haha...He also agreed
with me that this Pad Thai is not as yummy as those we usually ordered from Thai Restaurant around the world. 

But lucky I ordered the Thai Baked Eggs with Garlic Bread as Rambo loves taking Garlic Bread a lot. He can
eat the whole Garlic Bread given to him. This meal comes like Spanish-styled with rich Tomato Pesto sauce,
perfectly baked eggs and veges inside that's fulfilling and wholesome healthy for health conscious like me. I
enjoyed it very much and Rambo totally agreed with me too because he wanted to order this again the next day.
This western dish costs more expensive at TB295 instead of the one with Pork at TB195, it's fine as long it tasted
yummylicious, it's totally worthy of it. I knew this cafe long time ago but I never get the chance to stop by at all.
You can order Burgers, Fish & Chips, Thai food, Salads, Spaghetti etc. but surely it's added with Thai infusion.
As you can see, JungCeylon is a huge shopping mall, you can find any food you like and dine here. You name it,
they have it actually but it's their superb coffee that attracted me so much into trying out their every meals here
& we enjoyed the many choices of food selection offered. Mostly, we ordered western but mixed with Thai flavour
they mix & match into their good food superbly. Just like this Mama Nasi Goreng that comes with one of the best fried
chicken that Rambo loved so much, he wanted to order again when we came for the last day in Phuket even we're so
full with buffet breakfast had at Wyndham Resort & Spa. Haha...It's definitely delicious but pricey at TB325(RM39).
Most importantly, we enjoyed the yummy food+coffee since we're on holiday so splurge & enjoy life to the fullest we can!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Pore Perfection With Watsons K-Beauty Innovation



The color pink has always been the best association to the fairer sex. And here comes another new dimension from Korea’s advanced beauty innovation in pore care to the perfection in pore purifying and skin refining for young women. 

“Watsons is always ahead in product innovation to provide our customers the variation within our stores, and we are proud to introduce The Pore Perfection range from Pure Beauty for our customers in Malaysia,” said Caryn Loh, Country General Manager and Head of Watsons Malaysia at the product launch to members of the media and bloggers community. 



The Pore Perfection range from Pink by Pure Beauty is formulated using the unique combination of mineral-rich Pink Clay and Jeju Volcanic Ash, Jeju carbonated thermal water and natural Pink Flower Complex. This formulation helps to cleanses deep down the skin, regulates sebum, minimizes and tightens the pores while simultaneously hydrates the skin and refines skin tone. 

Pink by Pure Beauty presents The Pore Perfection range with in the 6-in-1 Pore Care from deep cleansing, sebum regulation, pore minimizing, pore tightening, and hydration and finally refine skin tone. Thank God I made it last minute attending this Pore Perfection K-Beauty at Dazzling Cafe, Midvalley Megamall as I have been following the Korean Pure Beauty since its 1st skincare debut till today in Malaysia.




“Pink by Pure Beauty has been receiving positive responds from our customers and we are confident with The Pore Perfection range will be a favourite with its unique formulation Korean packed beauty ingredients and natural flower extracts,” said Danny Hoh, Head of Marketing, Watsons Malaysia.

There are 3 types of pores that are depending on the person’s age and different causes. There are many reasons of having noticeable pores, for instance, it is affected by the hormones, daily stress, wrong way of cleansing, extreme environmental issues, aging and many other factors.  



The Pore Perfection range with its four key ingredients is further elaborated as follow;
1. Pink Clay is one type of Kaolin clays - the oldest treatment the mankind has available and it effectively and naturally treats many disorders. Pink Clay provides a profound absorption of toxins and clogged oil from the skin while combats skin irritation and dryness. It cleanses the excess sebum and other substances from pores.  - The clay is dried by sunlight from natural ingredients taken from mountainous areas in France Jula. It is enriched pristine naturally balanced minerals, balancing the most stressed and sensitive types of skin.  

2. Volcanic Ash - Jeju Volcanic Ash is called “light rock” in Jeju dialect. They are precious natural resources that are strictly protected under special law of Jeju island, which could only be extracted from specific regions in Jeju and non-complete products cannot be exported.  - Jeju Volcanic Ash contains zero harmful heavy metal. It is safe to be used as cosmetic raw material.  - The ability of neutralization of Jeju Volcanic Ash absorbs sebum or harmful matter of outside environment, leaves skin purified.
  
3. Carbonated Thermal Water - Korea’s best quality carbonated thermal water from San-bang mountain in Jeju! Purified groundwater is rich of 13 minerals including carbonic acid ion, calcium, sodium & others, hydrates the skin from inside-out.  - 31ÂșC of San-bang mountain’s thermal water allows carbonate acid to keep it’s moisture, leaves skin moisturized and refreshed.  - Carbonated thermal water helps keep the collagen fibers between cells strong, aiding overall firmness & plumpness of skin, also help mechanically wash out the pores without too much harshness. 

4. MAT-XS Bright  - MAT-XS Bright is a compounded ingredient with Java tea leaf extract. Via clinical evaluation, scientists found MAT-XS Bright is effective in reducing sebum production, reducing shiny appearance and decreasing pore size.
  
The launch ceremony saw Caryn, Danny, and joint by Sharon Lim, Trading Director, Watsons Malaysia revealing the full range of The Pore Perfection from Pink by Pure Beauty available in 3 range including cleansing foam, toner and essence and the range is available at all leading Watsons store nationwide.



About A.S. Watson Group
Established in Hong Kong in 1841, A.S. Watson Group is the largest international health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe with 12,800 stores in 25 markets. Each year, over 3 billion customers and members shop with our 13 retail brands, both in stores and online.

In Hong Kong, we operate over 600 stores under four retail brands – Watsons, PARKnSHOP, FORTRESS, and Watson’s Wine. In addition, we manufacture and distribute high quality drinking water brand Watsons Water, as well as famous juice drinks Mr. Juicy and Sunkist. 

For the fiscal year 2015, A.S. Watson Group recorded revenue of HK$151.9billion. We have over 120,000 employees worldwide, including 12,800 in Hong Kong.
 
A.S. Watson Group is also a member of the world-renowned multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, which has five core businesses ports and related services, retail, infrastructure, energy and telecommunications in over 50 countries.
Please visit www.aswatson.com for more in-depth information about A.S. Watson Group and its brands. You may also stay in touch with us via our digital presence (eCommerce, social media, mobile app & more); more details are at http://www.aswatson.com/our-customers/digitalasw/.  



About Watsons Malaysia 
Watsons Malaysia currently operates more than 400 Watsons stores in the country serving more than 3 million customers every month. 
   
Watsons continues to set the standards in the health, wellness and beauty market, providing personalised advice and counselling in health, beauty and personal care on top of its market-leading product ranges, making customers LOOK GOOD, FEEL GREAT every day. Since 2009, Watsons has been the No.1 pharmacy/drugstore brand in Asia Pacific for the 8th year running*. 
 
Watsons is the flagship health and beauty brand of A.S. Watson Group. 
* Campaign Asia-Pacific / Nielsen “Asia’s Top 1000 Brands” 2016 survey of over 6,000 respondents. * “Asia’s Top 1000 Brands” survey – Campaign Asia-Pacific in conjunction with TNS (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) and Nielsen

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kyushu Island - Kumamoto Prefecture Part 2


1st day arrived at Fukuoka, Kyushu Island of Japan in the morning by Vietnam Airlines from Ho Chi Minh,
we're chauffeured by the typical Japanese coach to Kumamoto that took about 2 hours. I quickly take a good
rest and sleep till I reached Kumamoto Castle Park only I tried to refresh myself from my deprived sleep.
To me, sleep is really 'Dai Guo Tin' and nothing else is more important than my 8 hours sleep. I've told Rambo
not to wake me up for any meals on board even for breakfast if he sees me sleeping soundly like a log, rock or
sleeping beauty. If possible, I really don't wana go travel that affects much of my blissful sleep like China. 

Haha...Just leave me alone, even got Abalone or 'Fatt Tiu Cheong' Buddha Jumps Over The Wall also don't care.
After a yummylicious lunch at one of the famous Japanese Restaurant, we get to shop till we drop for 5.30 hours
straight at Kumamoto Shopping Arcade where you'll be spoiled for unlimited choices with great bargains of deals at
this shopping paradise like Shinzaibashi Osaka, almost the same. There are many shopping malls like Tenmonkan,
and Parco if you didn't like to hang out at pharmacies, shops or cafes like us, plenty of things to look & explore here.
I wish I could spend the whole day here also although 5.30 hours can be quite long for many others who didn't shop
and most of them were too tired to do anything also. All we wanted is to get a good slumber night at hotel only.

More over this Kumamoto Shopping Arcade is really long from the top to the end also, there's another one
arcade at the opposite of another main road, you need to cross over to another buildings for more shopping.
If you don't have the kinda burst of energy like an athlete, I bet you would just hang out at the cafes for coffee
only especially if you're not into shopping kinda person. But then here in Japan, you get to see many kinds of
weird, fun things and you can also go for Karaoke if you're bored waiting for your queen, princess who loves
to go shopping. Haha...Japan is another country besides China where you'll be awe with thousands of surprises. 

Haha...I've explored much Japan from Honshu, Hokkaido and Kyushu Island all around, I've seen a lot and
read so much about Japan, but everytime I was there, I'm still surprised to see many real things about them.
In fact Rambo just told me recently that his company was asking if he wana be based in Japan for a year and
bring me along, but then I gave many excuses to Rambo that I'm not keen to be based here for a year long. "As
you know the way I eat like a Pig, susah a bit for me although I love taking Japanese good food from Japan but
not everyday" I reasoned with Rambo. He totally understands my situation as I had promised him later years
in our 50's maybe. Haha...At this moment while I still have the high energy, I wanted to explore the world 1st.
Just got my lovely Pink Furry Samantha Vega Handbag, I left with a happy good mood that last me till today.

I've started to use the mini handbag liao given to me as the gift from my expensive
purchase since now at my age of 40, I never sayang sayang to use any of my things
because I've seen so many people just leave the world to another world without
even get to live their life to the fullest they planned to be. Life is so short, never even
given a chance for some to repent, change or hopes to live so never live a regretted
life no matter how short it can be. If you wana indulge in Butterscotch Frappe cost
RM15, dine luxuriously at Hongkong The Peak for lovely scenery or wear a Rolex
just go for it. Like I told Rambo, I always live with my philosophy 'Sei Yi Mou Ham'
because when I looked back my 40 years of life, I have live my life to the fullest I can.

Both Rambo and I have different kinds of perceptions in living our lives real drastically. He thinks that savings
the RM15 for CB Mocha Coffee for 365 days meant a lot for him where he can saved RM54,750 in 10 years. To
me, the RM15 for a cup of my favourite coffee managed to brighten up my day with good mood, stimulate brain
waves to kick start my day with wisdom thinking and beneficial for my heart in the long run. So both of us have
our very own firm standings in financial planning but in the end, Rambo only had one goal in life is to love his wife
fully, sincerely so naturally he will relent to my demanding request so long I'm living up my days happily everyday.
To me, my wishful thinking is also the same like I told him everyday, "Be back home safely" and not just the
amount of money he brings back to please me so I can buy Hermes or LV last December that made me LOL.
Haha...Money can buy you happiness obviously but there are times, we need to be smart in spending our money.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Lip Pure Boosts Lip Moisture with 5 Natural Essential Oils+3 Types of Honey Extracts+Plant Extracts



Formulated with FOOD GRADE ingredients, 5 types of ESSENTIAL OILS, 3 types of HONEY EXTRACTS and PLANT EXTRACTS – be rest assured Lip Pure has the best natural and safe ingredients to nourish your lips forsmoother, softer lips with its long-lasting moisturizing effect. Mentholatum’s latest Lip Pure Essential Oil lip balm boasts only pure natural food grade ingredients in its formulation which makes it excellent even for those with sensitive lips as it is also fragrance free.

With a blend of 5 types of Natural Essential Oils namely Argan Oil, Marula Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, and Avocado Oil, the moisturising and nourishing properties of these oils producebeautifully soft, smooth and supple lips. Enhanced with New Zealand Honey Bee ingredients that are natural and unpolluted, Lip Pure delivers unsurpassed properties ofBeeswax, Royal Jelly and Manuka Honey to the skin. Honey is one of the key ingredients in this formulation as it is a natural humectant that ensures moisture is retained in the layers of the skin for lasting hydration.

To top it off, natural plant ingredients such as Meadow-foam Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Rosemary Leaf Extract are added into the formulation to protect the skin from aging, smoothen dry lipswhile functioning as lips softener and moisturiser.Vitamin E is another important anti-oxidant element in its formulation that protects skin from damage caused by free radicals.

One swipe of this colourless lip balm is all you need to rejuvenate your lips from the harsh weather and pollution. The Lip Pure Lip Balm is already available at all leading pharmacies and major supermarket outlets at RM17.90(4g).

About The Mentholatum Company
The Mentholatum Company, Inc. Founded in 1889 is a manufacturer and marketer of non-prescription drugs and heathcare products. Headquarters are in Orchard Park, New York, U.S.A with operations in Australia, South Africa, Canada, Scothland, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Mexico, South Korea, P.R China, India and Japan.

Manufacturing is carried out in 26 locations around the globe and marketing / distribution in over 150 countries. The company, privately held for 99 years, was acquired by Rohto Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. of Osaka, Japan in 1988. Rohto is a major player in the Japanese pharmaceutical market with top selling products in the eye care, topical and stomach relief categories.Brands under Mentholatum: Lipice, Oxy, HadaLabo, Selsun, Sunplay, Rohto C Cube, Deep Heating Rub.

Since 1889, The Mentholatum Company has grown and prospered from a small purveyor of soaps and toiletries into an international company, marketing quality proprietary medicines around the world. In the United States, and in many countries around the world, the Mentholatum family of products has earned a reputation for quality and value. Every Mentholatum brand is sold with an unconditional guarantee of satisfaction.

Refresh With HADA LABO’S KIWAMIZU Lotion



Due to Malaysian humid weather many women faced problem with oily & dehydrated skin. Our skin tends to dry up faster especially under air-conditioning, in an aircraft or even when outdoors under the scorching hot sun. Most of us would carry a face mist in the bag and spray frequently to maintain a hydrated skin.While that may only be a quick fix to your problem, HadaLabo’s Kiwamizu Lotion promises a lasting hydrating effect.

A lotion like no other, HadaLabo’s latest Kiwamizu Lotion can be used daily after face wash or alternatively as a mist tohelp keep your skin hydrated all-day long and it freshens you up instantly upon application. With a nozzle spray that comes complimentary with each bottle of Kiwamizu lotion, it’s convenientfor use anywhere, anytime whether at work or outdoors. 

If you are used to the Super Hyaluronic Hydrating Lotion, you will find the Kiwamizu Lotion ultra lightweight with its water light texture and non-sticky formula. Applying the Kiwamizu Lotion feels like a splash of water on the face or justa regular face mist but it comes with immense moisturising properties that will last all-day long.

Blended with 6 minerals; Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu), Potassium (K) and Sodium (Na) and 2 Amino Acids; Arginine (Arg) andTrimethylglycine (Tmg). This lotion moisturises from inside outby re-balancing oil and water in the skin layers. The minerals help to improve and strengthen skin cells while at the same time help to cool and calm irritated skin. The Amino Acids on the other hand supply nutrients to nourish the skin and strengthens the connective tissue to keep the skin smooth and elastic. This one of a kind lotion is ideal when travelling,for outdoor activities and for a quick fix of your makeup after a long day.


The Kiwamizu Lotion is pH balance and 100% oil free. It is also free from fragrance and colorant. Use daily after cleansing your face. You can either apply it on cotton pads or spread it all over your face before patting and massaging gently to allow absorption into the skin. And this Kiwamizu Lotion actually comes with a nozzle spray that's convenient for my daily use and I can bring it whenever I go for my exercise too. In fact I enjoyed spraying this hydrating Kiwamizu Lotion on my face before and after applying skincare because it managed to lock-in the total moisture for my dry skin all day long. 

The limited edition HadaLabo Kiwamizu Lotion (400ml) retails at RM45.90 and( 180ml) retails at RM19.90. It's available exclusively at Watsons stores nationwide, go check it out! 

HadaLabo skincare philosophy:
PERFECT X SIMPLE
For ultimate perfection and ultimate simplicity

HadaLabo uses the finest, purest and highly effective ingredients to provide you with the ultimate result of beautiful skin. Inspired by traditional Japanese beauty wisdom, HadaLabo adopts a “no more no less” philosophy in the formulation of its products for the “perfect” ingredients ratio to give optimal results. Unnecessary additives, colorant, fragrance and mineral oil that will burden the skin are omitted. Only essential ingredients that are beneficial to the skin are retained to ensure maximum effectiveness – Only the best for your skin and nothing else...

About The Mentholatum Company
The Mentholatum Company, Inc. Founded in 1889 is a manufacturer and marketer of non-prescription drugs and heathcare products. Headquarters are in Orchard Park, New York, U.S.A with operations in Australia, South Africa, Canada, Scothland, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Mexico, South Korea, P.R China, India and Japan.

Manufacturing is carried out in 26 locations around the globe and marketing / distribution in over 150 countries. The company, privately held for 99 years, was acquired by Rohto Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. of Osaka, Japan in 1988. Rohto is a major player in the Japanese pharmaceutical market with top selling products in the eye care, topical and stomach relief categories.

Since 1889, The Mentholatum Company has grown and prospered from a small purveyor of soaps and toiletries into an international company, marketing quality proprietary medicines around the world. In the United States, and in many countries around the world, the Mentholatum family of products has earned a reputation for quality and value. Every Mentholatum brand is sold with an unconditional guarantee of satisfaction.

Brands under Mentholatum: Lipice, Oxy, HadaLabo, Selsun, Sunplay, RohtoEye Drops,Botanics, Deep Heating Rub.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Bio Jourdeness PURE Lavender Essential Oil & Body Gel From Taiwan


Bio Jourdeness Pure Lavender Essential Oil cost RM268 is considered one of the pricey essential oil that's
pure and needed to blend with this PURE Body Gel and pampered luxuriously all over my body from top neck
 to bottom toe. The relaxing scent is really calming and soothing enough to calm my overall senses to perfection.
That's why I only use it at night after my hot bath, I had a good night sleep blissfully after enveloping myself
with it without failed every night. Anyhow, it's not the best essential oil I have owned so far, over the years.

This picture only featured a few of the brands I was using in 2016, Forever Living Lavender selling at RM98
is one of the best for me actually but it only contained 10 ml bottle whereby 2 months also finished using liao.
When it comes to quality control, I think I'm more fussy than Rambo as I always said quality comes 1st above
everything else, only then the price factor comes secondary and finally, I need it or not desperately. Haha...For
woman, wellness comes above everything esp. every month we're prone to get imbalance hormonal changes
so we need essential oil to balance our body, mind and soul to rest, relax, calm and soothing our overall auras.
I used to get Adonis 7 Chakra Essential Oils set that cost RM800+ which is totally worthy of my money. I'll
share more about the importance of maximising the use of essential oils with you next Feb so stay tuned ya!