Thursday, May 17, 2018

Launching of Girang Syawal Tiba 2018 Mydin Malaysia



Good day to all readers and visitors, on Thursday I have attended the Launched of Girang Syawal Tiba 2018 at Mydin Mall Subang Jaya. First time in MYDIN, that has comes out with their own song 'Girang Syawal Tiba' in line with Ramadan Raya MYDIN for this year. The song is sang by six artists under a recording company FMC, the artists are Haqieum Rusli, Tajul, Wani, Sissy Imann, Zoey Rahman and Ernie Zakri. There's also video clip on Rumah Jagaan and Rawatan Orang Tua Al-Ikhlas, Puchong.


There's fashion show at the launched and this year Raja Baju Collection you can find many choices and brand MIKAYLA for women and MIKHAIL for man, the clothing was demonstrated by models and local artists. Watch the video above for the fashion show. Yuo can also view the Facebook album of my fan page by click on the link.


Launching of Girang Syawal Tiba 2018 was attended by YBhg. Datuk Wira (Dr.) HAji Ameer Ali bin Mydin, Pengarah Urusan Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd together with board member of MYDIN, also presents were media and suppliers.


MYDIN has got Ramadan Bazar which is located at all MYDIN stores selling more than 200 types of food for berbuka. Food is cooked by MYDIN chefs, open daily from 3pm to 7.30pm.

Ramadan Bazar can find variety choice of kurma for berbuka. Customers of MYDIN once again can try the bubur lambuk which is special cooked at MYDIN to be given to customer before the time of berbuka puasa. This has event has co-operation with their supplier namely ADABI, BERAS JUARA and MAGGI.

MYDIN has work together with NGO, unity, and kids of orphanage that can't affrod to shop in MYDIN. MYDIN has prepared the adopted brother and adopted sister to help them with the supping and get discount rates special for them. Smiles and happiness bring the joy on their faces to enjoy the shopping spree for this Hari Raya to fulfill their needs and clothing.

Along the month of Ramadan, customer of MYDIN has the chance enjoy the activities with the local arist like FAIZAL TAHIR, ANIS NABILA and AMYRA ROSLI along with their supplier of GSK, MAGGI, DKSH and P&G. There will be campaign of "purchase with purchase" with P&G look out for these in MYDIN , contest of JOM BALIK KAMPUNG BERSAMA AMBI PUR and 'Wow Bonanza Aidilfitri' with NESTLE. The weekly lucky winner will win RM,1000 (shopping voucher MYDIN, Petrol voucher, and Touch & Go).

Don't just read here as do check out the iMERIAH as it is one of the program offer to the card holder of Meriah card. MYDIN Meriah Card limited edition now available with the photo of six local artists that together launched the Girang Syawal Tiba 2018, sign up now for only RM12. If you haven't heard of this do click on the link to read about it.

Special for this Girang Syawal Tiba 2018, customer stand the chance to trade their points of Meriah to Air Asia BIG Point for redeem of ticket. For customer that using GRAB, there will be have the chance to get discount for rate for MYDIN. 

Don't forget to check out the photo both which is available at the MYDIN MALL, do join the Peraduan Instagram with #mydinmalaysia and #girangsyawaltiba.





Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Watsons Brand "Switch.Save.Win" Grand Finale Event

Dear readers and visitors of my blog, welcome to my blog. Happy Mother's Day to mom in the world, how did you spend the Mother's Day? As for me I attended the Watsons Brand "Switch.Save.Win" Grand Finale Event because I am one of the 300 lucky Watsons members that took part in the contestants. If you have followed my blog, you would know of this contest, you may click on the link to read if you have forgotten about it. Yeah we are the contestants and there are few challenges that we need to take part in order to be among the lucky winners to go the beautiful Island of Phillippines. Read on to find out if I have won the Grand Final Event..

Total 80 lucky Watsons members and their friends will be treated to an all-expenses paid holiday for two to explore the beautiful islands in the Philippines for 3 nights/4 days as a result of the grand finale of the Watsons Switch.Save.Win contest, held in conjunction with the Switch and Save with Watsons Brand campaign. Three hundred selected Watsons members who participated in the contest campaign competed against each other in 3 rounds of games at an event held at Paradigm mall, along with Watsons celebrity friends Arja Lee, Sasha Saidin,Thanuja Ananthan and Amber Chia who’s joining the winners to Philippines trip.

 The contest which began from 25 January to 2 April 2018, attracted 70,000 entries. To enter the contest, a Watsons member simply needed to spend RM30 on Watsons brand products (in a single receipt) to be eligible for one entry or spend RM30 in at least one (1) of the participating brands (Arome by Watsons, Collagen by Watsons, Hair System by Watsons, Naturals by Watsons, Water360 by Watsons) and a Watsons brand product (in a single receipt) to be eligible for two entries. Purchases were made in any Watsons store or via the Watsons online store (watsons.com.my)
The 40 lucky Watsons members together with
top management from Watsons Malaysia, Philippines
Tourism and Watsons celebrity friends
during the prize presentation ceremony.
At the grand finale, the 300 lucky Watsons members had to go through 3 game rounds of elimination until the final round where the 40 grand winners were announced. Individual participants first had to compete in a picture collage challenge in the first round. At the second round, participants were grouped in groups in a puzzle challenge where they had to guess the value of some Watsons brand products. The final round involved the participants in groups to answer a series of questions and also compete in a final game activity. Each elimination round tested the knowledge of the Watsons Members of Watsons Brand products and pricing, and how affordable the prices are as compared to the other brands in the market. Watsons celebrity friends Arja Lee, Sasha Saidin and Thanuja Ananthan were invited to participate along with the contestants. After a grueling 3 rounds of challenges, 40 Watsons members stood out to be the best among the rest and each winning a 4 days/3nights all expenses paid holiday for two to the Philippines supported by the Philippine Department of Tourism.
Game 1, picture Collage.

It's exciting and heart beating moment at the same time. I didn't know that I be this lucky to be one of the contestants. First we got to queue up at 2pm for registration and we got to like Facebook pages of the sponsors with print screens and showed it during registration. The first task of the game would be selfie with Watsons Brand product, a photo of Cebu Philippines Airline, a photo of Cebu Island and put the hashtags post on own Facebook account. The first one hundreds that complete this tasks entitle to continue for game 2.

The Game 2 would be the Puzzle and Guess the value of the products. But wait, how many groups are there? Total of 6 groups and each group has 10 members of it.

We have the stickers on during the showing our posting to counter and each of us given a stick to put on. The color of the sticker represent the group that we are in. Coincidence I am same group with Kathy, she too is one of the lucky 100 members to continue the Game 2.
Spot me as we have completed the puzzle and price was right


Think that picture puzzle will be simple but it's not, there's tasks to complete as we need to have a team work to go memory the price of products and same time putting the puzzle together. Also guessing the price of the products on the puzzle. Only 4 teams move on with the Game 3. We are lucky to have one member that is very good with numbers, indeed she is working in accounting and memory as the screen just shown 3 times of price of each item that's it! We need correctly count how much the Watsons products on the puzzle cost.

So exciting everyone is excited and Game 3 that is Q&A, lots of questions will be ask mostly about Philippines and of course questions related to WATSONS Malaysia. We are allow to use smart phone to check but I was too nervous and no time to Google it. The Q&A session we are given a paper that has the WATSONS on it and top of  it shown BINGO. By answering each question correctly will get a stamp on the letter starts from W, A,T,S,O,N, S. The questions have got multiple choices of A,B,C,D. There's boxes of A,B,C,D available at the event where we got to run in the box for the answer. Members will need to get in the correct letter in order to get a stamp. Indeed a challenging and heart beating time, by the time I collected 7 stamps it's getting even more harder to win. So now you know the answer, I am not among the 40 lucky winners but I have lot fun participating from start til the end of the game. There's bonus for members who did not win. The 300 lucky members of WATSONS that attended on the day didn't go home with empty hand as each of us bring home RM100 worth of WATSONS products. Just to redeem the goodie using the sticker that we have registered since 2pm.

During the event, Caryn Loh, General Manager and Country Head of Watsons Malaysia, Danny Hoh, Customer Director of Watsons Malaysia with His Excellency, Charles C. Jose, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines to Malaysia and Dato’ Melissa Ong, Marketing Director of the Philippine Department of Tourism were present to award the 40 winners the all-expenses paid trip.
 
(From Left)

Sasha Saidin, Arja Lee, Danny Hoh, Customer Director of Watsons Malaysia, Caryn Loh, General Manager and Country Head of Watsons Malaysia,

His Excellency,Charles C. Jose, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines to Malaysia, 
Ms Vicky (His Excellency, Charles C. Jose’s spouse),

Dato’ Melissa Ong, Marketing Director of the Philippine Department of Tourism and Thanuja Ananthan


“We are privileged to have the support of the Philippine Department of Tourism in the Watsons Switch.Save.Win contest and also our official social media partners, OHBULAN!, SAYS and Viral Cham, in making this contest a worthwhile experience for our Watsons members,” added Caryn Loh.

The Watsons Brand go through an extensive research and development programme and stringent quality process goes into each Watsons Brand item to create products that are safe and effective in meeting Watsons customers’ needs. Each Watsons Brand product is put through an 18-month quality control test and is tested again throughout the production process, to make sure that Watsons customers receive nothing but the best.

Thank you Watsons Malaysia for the carnation flower for moms Happy Mother's Day!

With Internet access today we can shop anywhere anytime. Love to check out the Watsons Malaysia for the wide variety of products – from personal care items, beauty essentials, and healthcare –
Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer provides our customers the choice to save as much without compromising on quality. If you have interest to know the exclusive promotion and offers on Watsons Brand products, visit www.watsons.com.my/switchandsave

#WatsonsMalaysia #MySwitchandSave #WatsonsRewards #itsmorefuninthephillippines #PhilippinesTourismMalaysia #CEBTravels





Monday, May 7, 2018

Fair & Lovely Scholarship 2018




Fair & Lovely, for the third year now, continues to invest in the potential of young women, to enable them to carve their future through education. Scholarships worth RM200,000 were awarded to 40 women undergraduates in local public universities through the Fair & Lovely Scholarship 2018. The scholarship programme was initiated as part of Fair & Lovely’s brand promise to encourage women to have the confidence to pursue their dreams and enjoy a brighter future through education.


This year, Fair & Lovely took a step further to establish a virtual community for these 40 recipients. The platform is to encourage these young women to interact within the community and obtain latest updates from Unilever Malaysia on available opportunities. Through the virtual community platform, Fair & Lovely is developing a program that connects students with the industry and gives them access to world-class Unilever programs. Workshops on interview skills and career sharing sessions on leadership roles for women will be provided by Unilever Malaysia’s female leaders.


For the first time, the students will also be fast-tracked for industrial placements within Unilever Malaysia. Recipients who apply for the internship placement will have an added advantage as they will be prioritised for the screening process.




This year, the final 40 undergraduates were chosen from seven participating local public universities with the highest votes. A total of 20,100 applications were received, compared to last year’s 12,044. Since 2016, the Fair & Lovely Scholarship has helped 80 young women undergraduates.


At the scholarship presentation ceremony, the 40 young women were given RM5,000 each as funding to assist with necessities such as tuition fees and books for their tertiary education. The 40 students shortlisted were from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (KUIS), Universiti Malaya (UM), Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech Mara (KUPTM), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK). Their requirements were a minimum of 3.0 CGPA apart from being actively involved in co-curricular activities.


More than just a beauty brand, Fair & Lovely is also a brand that shares the philosophy of encouraging women to achieve their dreams and carving out their own destiny by empowering them with inner strength and confidence. Present at the event, professional speaker, Wawa Idris conducted a personal development and grooming workshop to further boost the students’ confidence.


“At Fair & Lovely, we believe that education, confidence and self-belief are essential to empower women and positively impact society. By creating pathways through the scholarship, career guidance and internship opportunities, we want these young women to be ready to pursue their dreams and take control of their destiny,” said Lin Meiyi, Brand Manager of Fair & Lovely, Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn. Bhd, at the ceremony today.


Nor Fazira binti Zarinol, one of the scholarship recipients from University Malaya quoted, “I am so thankful to be one of the winners of the Fair & Lovely Scholarship this year! I am glad that with this scholarship, I will be able to focus on my studies as I would not need to work part time to fund my studies for the upcoming semester. Thanks to Fair & Lovely, I am excited to know that all scholarship recipients will have career and leadership opportunities through industrial placements with Unilever Malaysia. This will make me more confident when the time comes for me to attend job interviews and eventually start my career!”


At the event, Fair & Lovely’s brand ambassador Daiyan Trisha emphasised the importance of education and confidence in achieving one’s dreams, “I believe education is the most important and powerful tool you can receive, that can bring you most success. The more knowledge you gain, the more opportunities will open up to allow you to achieve better possibilities in career and personal growth.”


“The Fair & Lovely Scholarship programme supports young women to pursue their education and empowers them to be confident, and this coincides with my belief and I couldn’t be more proud and grateful to be part of this initiative for the third year running. I am truly excited to be able to continue inspiring the lives of young women out there,” added Daiyan.

For further information, please log on to https://www.fairandlovely.com.my/fal_biasiswa/


About Fair & Lovely
Developed in 1975, Fair & Lovely is dedicated to offering women even-toned fairer looking skin that is natural and safe. Fair & Lovely stepped foot in Malaysia in 1993, since then the brand is committed to transforming and inspiring the lives of Malaysian women through self-confidence. Today, 250 million consumers across the globe strongly connect with Fair & Lovely as a brand that stands for “beauty that empowers a woman to carve out her future”.


About Fair & Lovely Scholarship
Fair & Lovely Scholarship was set up in 2003 with a focus on enhancing women’s access to higher education and employment. The scholarship is currently active in 5 countries; India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Egypt. Fair & Lovely Scholarship was established in Malaysia in 2016 and the Scholarship’s mission is to empower 5 million women across Asia and Africa by the year 2020, with skills to become self-reliant.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ayam Brand™ Adds Convenience and Health to Traditional Ramadan and Hari Raya Favorites

Ayam Percik
 Celebrate Ramadan and Raya this year with Ayam Brand™, a brand famed for its wide range of healthy and convenient, preservative-free products, that provide a healthier choice daily meals and festive fare alike.

With the sahur and iftar meals more than 12 hours apart, meals rich in fish, fibre, beneficial fats and with a lower glycemic index (GI) can make a huge difference.

Malaysians love their fish and in fact, the annual per capita fish consumption by Malaysians is the second highest among Asian nations, and is the fifth highest in the  world[1].

Coconut is another quintessential part of South East Asian cuisine. Coconut milk is used extensively in savoury and sweet dishes, while coconut oil is used for cooking and cosmetic purposes.
Sardine Asam Laksa

Seri Muka
 Findings from the Department of Statistics Malaysia for 2016 support show that coconut recorded the highest per capita consumption (PCC) of 17 kilogrammes per year while the PCC of 7.2 kilograms for mackerel and PCC of 2.4 kilogrammes for tuna PCC[2] are both high.
Sambal Petai with Mackerel


 
t likeTraditionally, coconut products like coconut milk and oil, and fish like mackerel and tuna require more time to prepare. Fish needs to be cleaned and deboned manually while coconut milk needs to be squeezed. Producing virgin coconut oil at home from coconut milk can take a minimum of 3 hours[3]! Many Malaysians don’t have the time and the culinary skills to do these tasks from scratch.

Renowned anti-aging expert, Professor Dr. Takuji Shirasawa, has studied the benefits of coconut milk, coconut oil and fish extensively, and recommends it for its high content of lauric acid and MCT, and Omega-3 respectively which is beneficial for brain health and cardiovascular health. Dr. Shirasawa is the author of numerous books on anti-aging, including ‘Food For the Brain’, with recipes tailored to fit Asian readers’ culinary practices. He is also the brand ambassador Ayam brand coconut products.

The brand understands the need for every family to have quick, healthy, tasty and convenient food that is affordable during Ramadan, especially for sahur.  Show stopping dishes for Hari Raya are also a must but with the twist of being healthy and tasty. Adding a modern, time-saving twist to traditional favourites, Ayam Brand™ has prepared a series of 10 recipes for both Ramadan and Raya.

Quick, Easy and Tasty Ayam Brand™ Recipes for The Fasting Month
A warm bowl of Kelantan-style Bubur Kacang with Corn will give you that extra boost of energy as coconut milk is mainly made up of lauric acid and medium chain fatty acid (MCT) which makes it easier for our body to metabolize[4]. Sambal Petai with Mackerel eaten with hot steamed rice is a traditional favorite that will fill you up with the added benefits of DHA and EPA from the cold sea Mackerel which can help to improve cardiovascular functions[5]. Try the gently spiced Thai Fish Cake for its high protein content that can provide sustained energy throughout the day.

Break fast with the sweet and rich Seri Muka as the coconut milk used in this recipe will be broken down by our body into monolaurin that has antiviral and antibacterial properties[6]. Take it up a notch with the Chicken Pesto Pasta that is easy to make and filling as well. Serve it with Thai Basil Sardines for a kick of spiciness. 

Show off your culinary skills this Hari Raya with the aromatic, Kelantanese favorite of Ayam Percik and complement it with the classic local delicacy, Sardine Assam Laksa. The sardines used for the assam laksa is an excellent source of Omega-3 that our body needs to promote brain growth as well as reducing risk factors for heart diseases. Serve your guests with the traditional Kuih Cara and end your Raya spread on a high note with sweet Coconut Panacotta topped with any fruits of your likings.

The complete range of Ayam Brand™ healthy and convenient products are available at retail outlets nationwide. For more creative and fun Raya recipes, please visit at http://www.ayambrand.com.my/recipes-video.

About Ayam Brand
Ayam Brand, a household name in Malaysia and Asia for 126 years, is famed for its wide range of quality and healthy canned food that are preservative free and contain no added MSG. Ayam Brand products are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities that meet the highest international standards with worldwide-recognized certifications (HACCP, ISO 9001) and are certified ‘Halal’. For the past four consecutive years from 2013 to 2016, Ayam Brand has been ranked in the Top 10 as Malaysia’s most chosen FMCG brands, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint Study.

For more information on Ayam Brand, please visit www.ayambrand.com.my or join facebook :Ayam Brand-World of Recipes