Sunday, December 10, 2017

Shizens Beauty Sharing Event With Amber Chia

Shizens, a Korean brand had a beauty sharing event with Amber Chia at Mid Valley Megamall in November 2017 and I was one of the lucky few who attended. The beautiful Amber Chia who is always humble and friendly shared her beauty secrets. Amber Chia mentioned that being beautiful by putting on makeup and taking care of our skin makes us feel healthy, happy and confident. Amber Chia has been using Shizens products for 5 years and she has not aged.

Mr. Samson Chan, Shizens makeup trainer was there to show us how to put on the Aqua Pore Perfection and Silky Matte Finish Foundation to cover the blemishes on our face. He said it is better to use our fingers instead of a makeup sponge because we can control how much and where to put the foundation instead of having lots of foundation stuck to the makeup sponge. 

I love to take photos with Amber Chia and she always looks so photogenic. Amber Chia has been in the entertainment industry for 19 years and she still looks so young because she knows how to take good care of her skin. She also mentioned that Shizens facial, shoulder and neck massages were very comfortable and that their beauticians do not push customers to sign up for packages. 

Shizens beauty sharing booth at Mid Valley Megamall 

Some of Shizens beauty products

Silky Matte Finish Foundation and Shizens New Lipstick

The Silky Matte Finish Foundation is good for covering blemishes and the Shizens New Lipstick has lip balm on the other end. So after applying lipstick, you can apply the lip balm to moisturize your lips. I like both these makeup products because they are suitable for my skin and the lipstick is long lasting.

A group photo of those who attend Shizens Beauty Sharing event. 

For more information on Shizens, please visit their WEBSITE or FACEBOOK.

Friday, December 8, 2017

IOI City Mall - The Mythical Land Of Wonders

It's that time of the year again to celebrate Christmas with beautiful decorations and lightings. IOI City Mall has transformed the mall's main concourse at Lower Ground Floor Center Court into a Mythical Land of Wonders with other parts of the mall depicting similar elements of adventure, surprise and interactive decorations, This enchanted area is a great place to take beautiful photos with friends and family.

A few days ago, IOI City Mall invited orphanages from two orphanage homes, Rumah Victory and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kristian Aman Selangor to have a fun filled Christmas celebration. There were entertaining magic show performances and gifts presentation to each child. What a great way to contribute to society.

This magic show act surprised everyone because they hypnotized a boy and took away the chair holding him up on the legs. So the boy was floating in the air without anything holding him except the chair on his neck.

 Funny clown show to entertain children.

This reminded us that we are all one big family and we should learn to love one another.

Mock cheque presentation of RM 10,000 to each of the orphanage homes, Rumah Victory and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kristian Aman Selangor.

Group photo with all the orphanages and representatives from IOI City Mall

We had lunch at Pancake House after the event. There is the Weekday Lunch Meals promotion which is very affordable. Come and check it out. 

Classic Pan Chicken with Garlic Rice & Iced Peach Tea- RM 12.00 


 Golden Salted Egg Pancake & Berry Bananas Tropicana - RM 27.90

From 24 Nov 2017 to 1 January 2018, come and spend here at IOI City Mall with your Standard Chartered Debit or Credit Card that not only gives a host of conveniences but also an opportunity to spin the wheel and walk away with exclusive gifts when you spend RM 200 in a single receipt at any outlets. Other credit/debit card holder enjoy the same redemption upon spending a minimum of RM 350 in a single receipts.

There are many wondrous activities here at IOI City Mall. Bring your family and friends here for your Christmas shopping or join the activities here. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Underwater World Langkawi

If you had been following my blog posts, you probably read about my recent family vacation to Langkawi. My earlier post was about my trip to Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi.

Besides the fun and educational Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, another top attraction is the Underwater World Langkawi. There were many species of fish, sea creatures, snakes, iguanas, birds, marmosets, seals, penguins and lots more. My children and I were fascinated seeing all these animals and sea creatures. This is a highly recommended place for families with children and those who love marine life and animals.

Right after we entered, we saw many different types of reptiles. I do not really like reptiles and I am a little scared to go near them especially venomous ones such as snakes.

Next was the freshwater fish section. There were in huge tanks and there were many different species of freshwater fish there. I liked the American Flag Tailed Characin because it looked unique with stripes on its tail and fin. It was not easy to get a clear shot of these energetic fish because they were swimming most of the time.

There was the tropical rain forest section where you can see different types of birds and even marmoset (the smallest monkey). This area was outdoor covered with a glass ceiling and there were lots of trees just like in the tropical rain forest.


As we walked back to the air conditioned area, we saw seals and penguins. The seal was very active and was swimming very fast.

As I continued walking, something caught my attention, something I have never seen before. It was the Albino Axolotl Salamander. These are not fish but amphibians and they looked so cute. These are mostly found in Mexico.

Albino Axolotl Salamander

Spider Crab

There was a tunnel full of amazing fish including stingrays & sharks and it was fun seeing these fish swim over our heads. 

My family enjoyed our visit to Underwater World Langkawi very much. It was very educational for us and we learnt a lot that day. We would love to come back and visit again.

Underwater World Langkawi is located at Pantai Cenang and about 15 minutes drive from the airport.  You may want to find out about their feeding times for different fish or animals. There is a cafeteria if you are hungry and a nice souvenir shop. For more information, please visit their FACEBOOK page. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Launch of SkySymphony Christmas Winch Show and Tour The World With Snoopy

The launch of SkySymphony Christmas Winch Show and the appearance of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Santa Clause and friends lifted everyone's Christmas spirit during this festive season. Thousands of people witnessed the spectacular Genting SkySymphony Christmas Show themed Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree.

The 4-storey high LED screen came to live, fascinating visitors with its creativity and technical brilliance. 1,001 light bulbs quickly moved into shapes that depicts the story and changed its colors at the same time. The story unfolds with a snow globe that showcased a wintry Christmas village, cheerful Christmas songs filling the air as the story plays out. Visitors get to see Santa's factory where dozens of elves are busy making Christmas gifts.

Santa's reindeer, teddy bears and Gingerbread Man are among the many festive icons that show up on the screen as well even as the story continues to highlight various stages of elves at work.

The show was about 5 minutes and ended with a 20-foot tall Christmas tree rising from beneath the stage surprising many visitors. The Christmas tree is certainly a part of the magical unique show that elicits oohs and aahs from visitors as it unfolds in all its magical splendour.

Santa Clause, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and friends continued with energetic performances to entertain the crowd.

The production of the show cost over RM 500,000 and has surely lifted up the Christmas spirit for all visitors. From 1 Dec - 31 Dec 2017, besides the Genting SkySymphony Christmas Show at every 2 hours intervals, there will also be three other stories namely The Forest, Urban Symphony and The Goddess being showed every hour after each Christmas show. Show starts from 10 am - midnight daily.

There is also 52 Snoopy figurines all around Sky Avenue, Snoopy and Charlie Brown Meet and Greet and a 6 meter high inflatable Snoopy. The colorful characters with Christmas tree floats will meet and greet visitors as they spread the festive cheer at Level 1 of SkyAvenue daily from 11.00am-11.30am, 3.00pm-3.30pm, and 8.00pm-8.30pm; at Level 3 of SkyAvenue daily from 1.00pm-1.30pm, 6.00pm-6.30pm.

For more information, please call +603 2718 1118 or visit

Monday, December 4, 2017


My children and I witnessed Tony Roma's Ribs-eating contest at IOI City Mall recently. We were surprised at how fast some of the contestants ate. It was our first time seeing this although it was Tony Roma's fifth ribs-eating contest.  This year the participants had the chance to be acknowledged in the Malaysia Book of Records for their feats, aside from winning free meals at Tony Roma’s for an entire year.

Muhammad Amir Bin Ayub (2nd from right) and Farrah Dayana A. Othman (2nd from left) with their Malaysia Book of Records certificates and grand prizes of free meals at Tony Roma’s for a year. Pictured with the winners are Nurasyikin Ramli, representative of Malaysia Book of Records (left) and Muhammad Adam Mah, Brand General Manager of Tony Roma’s Malaysia (right)

It was an intense challenge for the ten male and ten female finalists and the crowd couldn’t resist cheering for the finalists while they ‘attacked’ the beef ribs, getting BBQ sauce smeared all over their faces in the process. While the ladies got a maximum of ten minutes to finish five beef ribs, the men have to finish ten beef ribs within 15 minutes.

According to a spokesperson from the Malaysia Book of Records, the Tony Roma’s Ribs-Eating contest is an interesting record attempt and opened to all Tony Roma’s customers. The winners’ achievements will be officially endorsed and recorded in the Malaysia Book of Records as the Fastest Man/Woman in the Tony Roma’s Ribs-Eating contest.

Muhammad Amir Bin Ayub was crowned Champion in the Men’s category with a time of seven minutes and 59 seconds, and he was acknowledged as the ‘Fastest Man to Eat 10 Beef Ribs’ in the Malaysia Book of Records. He was also the winner of Tony Roma’s World First Lamb Ribs-Eating Contest 2016 grand finale in Melaka for the Men’s category.

On the other hand, Farrah Dayana A. Othman grabbed the title in the Female’s category at five minutes and 50 seconds, and she was acknowledged as the ‘Fastest Woman to Eat 5 Beef Ribs’ in the Malaysia Book of Records.
Said George Ang, Chief Executive Officer of Grand Companions Sdn. Bhd, the franchise holder of Tony Roma’s Malaysia, “Through this Ribs-Eating Contest, we would like to highlight that Tony Roma’s is more than an eatery or a restaurant serving lip-smacking ribs. Rather we are more about delivering a fun and wholesome experience for the whole family.”

“2017 marks a special year for us because Tony Roma’s worldwide is celebrating its 45th anniversary. With the year coming to an end, we are proud to celebrate it with Tony Roma’s loyal customers through this ribs-eating contest,” added George Ang.
Earlier before the Ribs-Eating Contest, the crowd at IOI City Mall got to take part in the ‘Fries & Pepsi’ Eating Challenge with the top prize of a 32” LCD television up for grabs. There were also other games like ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and quizzes where the crowd took home prizes such as Tony Roma’s limited edition merchandise and food and cash vouchers.

To participate in the Ribs-eating contest, all customers had to do was purchase the Tony Roma’s Ribs Entrée at any of Tony Roma’s 12 outlets in Peninsular Malaysia between 2 October and 19 November 2017.
For more information about Tony Roma’s, visit

About Tony Roma’s
“Providing an Amazing Experience to Our Team Members and Guests” is the company mission of Tony Roma’s, one of the most globally recognizable names in the industry. A full service, casual dining family restaurant, Tony Roma’s is where you can find premier BBQ ribs and steaks in over 150 family restaurant locations on six continents.
Since the first outlet was opened in Florida in 1972, Tony Roma’s has focused on serving its signature BBQ beef and lamb ribs, world famous Onion Loaf and Kickin’ Shrimp, seafood, steaks, pasta, chicken, sandwiches and burgers. The company has won numerous awards across the U.S. for the “Best Ribs” and also has won nationally acclaimed industry recognition as “The Best Ribs in America”.
In Malaysia, Tony Roma’s is not just a place for ribs anymore. The menu has been expanded to include variety for all guests; not just rib eaters. Available is an extensive selection of seafood, steaks, chicken, lamb, salad, sandwiches and burger entrées along with the most unique appetizers and mini desserts. All food items served are suitable for Muslim consumption. In the Klang Valley, there are nine Tony Roma’s outlets while two are located in Johor, one in Melaka and one in Kuching, Sarawak.
Malaysia was announced as the Regional Training Centre (RTC) for Tony Roma’s Asia Pacific during the third quarter of 2014. Due to its highly skilled professionals, easy accessibility and cost-effectiveness, Malaysia proved to be the ideal location for the RTC. The comprehensive training provided to Tony Roma’s employees across the region includes customer service, cooking, food preparation, food hygiene, supply chain and cost management, using the latest kitchen equipment and operational procedures.