Monday, November 19, 2018

Delicious Christmas Buffet At Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Christmas, my favorite time of the year will be here soon and I can feel the Christmas spirit everywhere! Shopping malls are filled with beautiful lights and Christmas decorations. Christmas is a time of giving, sharing and being together with friends and family. What better way to celebrate Christmas than feasting like a king at Big Apple Restaurant on  Christmas Eve at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. 

Your dining extravaganza would not be complete without delicious food full to the brim with gastronomic delights from their brigade of chefs. Be spoiled for choices for the whole family with an array of activities lined-up by the hotel to complete your festive celebration and culinary adventure. Apart from that, there will also be lucky prizes to be won such as fashionable gifts of finest artwork sponsored by 97bros, hotel stay vouchers and hotel dining vouchers.

Executive Chef Abri

The hotel's Michelin Star Executive Chef Abri said for this special season, the hotel is all ready for a full spread of traditional Christmas delicacies which showcase the real spirit of Christmas.

Guests can enjoy authentic Christmas cuisine here to celebrate Christmas with their loved ones while listening to live Christmas music.

Here's a video I recorded when I was there. All the cute and lovely Christmas decorations really enhanced my Christmas mood.

There were lots of varieties of mouth-watering dishes such as Roast Christmas Turkey with Chestnuts, Roasted Chicken with Honey and Sesame Seed, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Smoked Salmon Roulade with Caviar and sweet delights temptations which was my favorite.

Chicken Cordon Bleu was very special and  my son's favorite because it was very tasty and stuffed with vegetable and ham. This is definitely a recommended dish to try.

Stir-Fried Prawns Sweet and Sour Sauce was very delicious and one of my favorite.

 I really loved the cute egg decorations.

Beautiful ice carved display with fresh Oysters, Alaskan crab legs, half shell mussels, poached prawns, crab sticks, local clams with lemon grass and ginger, steamed squids, raw salmon slices and tuna slices.

Chef's specialty - Chicken Shawarma 

Pasta corner

The best part was the Sweet Temptation desserts. I loved the cute decorations on these cakes, pies and cookies.

The Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner on 24 December 2018 is from 6.30pm - 10.30pm and priced at RM138 nett per adult, RM58 nett per child and RM69 nett per senior citizen inclusive of a glass of house wine or house mocktail.

On 25 December 2018, there will be Christmas Day Hi-Tea Brunch from 12.30pm - 4.00pm. Price is RM98 nett per adult, RM58 nett per child and RM58 nett per senior citizen inclusive of a glass of house wine or house mocktail.

On 31 December 2018, the New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner is from 6.30pm - 10.30pm, priced at RM148 nett per adult, RM58 nett per child and RM74 nett per senior citizen.

1 January 2019 New Year's Hi Tea Brunch is from 12.30pm - 4.00pm priced at RM98 nett per adult, RM58 nett per child and RM58 nett per senior citizen.

To make a reservation or for further enquiries, please call Big Apple Restaurant at 03-21178000 (ext. 8133) or visit

Friday, November 16, 2018

Sumber Ayu 3X Whitening Pearly White Feminine Wash

Have you ever wondered why the skin around your intimate area is darker than the rest of the skin? Have you tried various different methods to brighten the skin tone in your intimate area but have not worked yet?

Sumber Ayu 3X Whitening Pearly White not only brightens the skin in the intimate area but also boost your self confidence. The extracts of Sumber Ayu 3X Whitening Pearly White are licorice, milk and bengkoang. For centuries, licorice has been used not only by the Asian community but also by the Greeks and Egyptians for its effectiveness in obtaining bright skin tones. While bengkoang contains vitamins B1 and C which helps to slow down the aging process and provide a healthier and brighter skin, milk also helps to reduce color changes, improves skin tone that is uneven and at the same time brightens the skin.

Ayu 3X Whitening Pearly White contains a pH level of 3.5 which is within the feminine normal pH connection between 3.5 to 4.5, to ensure the feminine area is in a comfortable state. It contains natural antiseptic substances to prevent harmful bacteria, unpleasant odors and irritations.

Ayu 3X Whitening Pearly White comes in two different sizes, 90ML at RM9.20 and 200ML at RM15.50. This product is available at supermarkets, hypermarkets and pharmacies. This high quality personal care product is brought to you by WIPRO UNZA.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Althea's Collaboration With Get It Beauty On Their Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Products.

Since Christmas is around the corner, you can consider getting the Althea's Real Fresh Skin Detoxer for your family and friends. Althea is having sales now with a 10% discount.
If you had been following my blog posts, probably you would have read my post on Althea's Real Fresh Skin Detoxer - 10 seconds wash off mask which was posted more than 2 months ago. The two products, the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Rose (to be used in the mornings) and Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Green Tea (to be used at night before sleep) are really good 10 seconds wash off masks for a softer, smoother and healthier glowing skin . To know more details, read my earlier blog post HERE.

Recently, Althea Korea did a product collaboration with Korea's top tv programme, Get It Beauty and it was a huge success.  Did you know that K-pop star Jeonghwa from the group EXID is also a fan of this product? Check out this video below! 

To get your Althea's Skin Detoxers, click HERE

Monday, November 12, 2018

Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumer Affairs and Petron together with Resorts World Genting organize Petrol Kiosk safety measures campaign

It is a ritual that all motorists go through, driving into a petrol station to fill their vehicle’s tank up, then once done, drive off to their destinations only to repeat the same routine again regularly. But what most drivers aren’t aware of are the strict safety rules that govern a petrol station. A stray spark – even from using a mobile phone, or a cigarette – could lead to a fire incident. In recognition of the need to educate drivers, consumers and station operators of proper behaviour at petrol stations, the Malaysian Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), Pahang State Securities, Resorts World Genting and fuel retailer Petron jointly organised a Petroleum Station Safety Awareness Campaign on 30 October 2018.

Held at the Petron station at Genting Highlands, Pahang today, the event was attended by Dato Mark bin Ujin (Director of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs), Afizah Azleen Abd Rahim (KPDNHEP Chief Section of Domestic Trade for Pahang), Abdul Mubin Ahmad (KPDNHEP Chief Branch of Raub, Pahang), Khor Hai Peng (Vice President of Security for Resorts World Genting), Katherine Chew (Vice President of Resort Communication and Public Relations for Resorts World Genting),  Sa'ado Sharif (Government Liaison Manager of Petron), Azizon binti Abdul Aziz (Area Manager Representative of Petron) and more than 100 members of the public. Dato Mark bin Ujin officiated the event as he lit a torch with the help of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) of Genting Highlands.

The members of the JBPM then conducted the petroleum safety awareness briefing and demonstrating proper etiquette and procedure. This is of utmost importance, given the potential severity of a fire incident. They explained that the public should not be afraid to tackle a fire at the root. For example, if a fire starts out at a gas cylinder, it can be stopped just by carefully placing a finger over the mouth gas outlet to immediately stop the flow of the gas. They also conducted an exciting demonstration with a Fire & Rescue truck, clarifying that it is a myth that cars will explode if they catch on fire. Two men enacted an accident by smoking and talking on the phone at the petrol station whilst pumping petrol where the car caught on fire and the men fell back and collapsed on the ground. The team responded by quickly arriving on the scene to put out the fire and carry out medical assistance for the men.

Vigilance is important to ensure that safety is adhered. Petroleum products are highly flammable, and a typical petrol station would not only contain huge volumes of gasoline and diesel in underground tanks, but also fuel vapours caused by evaporation – which are even more flammable than the liquids themselves – and other flammable produces like lubricants, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and greases. All petrol stations in Malaysia are required by law to display safety rules and regulations, but negligence or ignorance of consumers present the risk of accidents. In addition to the dos-and-don’ts of the petrol refueling process, the vigilant Fire and Rescue Department members will also be highlighting the importance of regular vehicle servicing, road safety measures and the role of property operators like Resorts World Genting in road maintenance. The event is a crucial one to educate visitors as to reach the peak at 6000 feet, a high volume of vehicles such as buses, cars, motorcycles and other vehicles patronise the roads leading up. In 2017 alone, Resorts World Genting recorded nearly 24 million visitors.
Highlighting the importance of the event, Dato Mark bin Ujin said that “This event is to raise awareness amongst consumers. The awareness amongst the public still needs to be increased as well as Malaysians are sometimes careless and leave their engines on when pumping petrol for a quick stop. During the demonstration today, we saw what happens if we are not careful whilst being surrounded by petroleum products.”

Khor Hai Peng, Vice President of Security for Resorts World Genting added, “Besides ensuring that our visitors have an unforgettable time at Resorts World Genting, our utmost commitment is ensuring that the safety of our guests and staff remains a priority. Through this event, I hope that the awareness of the importance of petroleum safety will be widespread amongst our staff and customers when pumping petrol. I hope they will learn today that each of them plays a part as drivers and consumers. Fire safety is one of the top risks that we handle here and we are fortunate to have our own Fire & Rescue team with force of 200 to respond to crises instantly. We hope that by working together with Petron, the public, especially the citizens of Malaysia will be more conscious about this issue."

A ‘Smart Consumer’ quiz was also held with souvenirs sponsored by Petron and KPDNHEP where the audience had a fun time answering questions. While the event is meant to educate and highlight the strict safety procedures practiced at Resorts World Genting, the lessons that were be given out at the Petroleum Safety Awareness Campaign on 30 October 2018 will be applicable to all drivers and consumers, not just in Pahang but throughout Malaysia.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Dettol Relaunches Its Personal Wash Range

Dettol introduced its personal wash range to protect 1.97 million Malaysian households from 100 harmful germs*

Nothing makes a mother more proud than to watch her kids grow up.  But mums are also concerned that as their kids grow, they explore more of the world and face risk of exposure to more germs. As a mother myself, I always worry about my children's personal hygiene because there are germs everywhere and children fall sick easily when their immune system is low.

Hearing mums’ concerns, Dettol, the world’s No. 1 germ protection brand** has relaunched the whole personal wash range of products recently to protect all Malaysian families from 100 types of harmful germs.  Dettol ‘ProFresh’ is formulated to provide ‘12 hours odour protection’ and to ensure all day freshness, even in Malaysia’s hot and humid weather.  Dettol ‘ProSkin’ provides ‘8 hours moisturising’ to keep the whole family’s skin protected, which is often compromised when exposed to harmful environment, such as strong sun rays or continuous air conditioning.

Launched over 80 years ago, Dettol has been the leader in germ protection and an active partner of all mothers who want to protect their families.  Having committed to improve the health of families through better hygiene, the brand consistently innovates solutions to fight evolving germs in our environment, thus enhancing the quality and efficacy of its products to safeguard consumers’ wellbeing.  No wonder it has earned the trust of mothers worldwide to help her family members maintain good hygiene, which is essential for good health.

Particularly in Malaysia, Dettol has been the No. 1 germ protection brand over the years. As the brand continues on its journey to find the right germ protection solution for Malaysian families, Dettol has identified different needs in personal wash, which largely narrows down to ‘odour protection’ and ‘skin protection’.

“We take shower to keep our body clean.  But beyond this basic need, there are more advanced and versatile needs, which depends a lot on the family’s lifestyle.   Particularly for Malaysian families, their needs largely come down to 2 requirements: ‘odour protection’ that is mainly associated with odour causing germs in sweat, which prevails in hot tropical weather; and ‘skin protection’ that keeps skin healthy and well moisturised -- a constant challenge here due to higher exposure to sunlight and humidity, causing dust and germs to stick to the skin.   The new Dettol personal wash is designed to provide ‘protection from 100 harmful germs’ to address to both needs. ‘ProFresh’ is developed to control odour causing germs and provide 12 hours of odour protection, and ‘ProSkin’ focuses on healthy skin, giving 8 hours moisturisation. Both platforms are dermatologically tested and proven to be suitable for everyday use for families,” explained Kim Minyoung, Marketing Manager of Dettol Malaysia and Singapore.

Dr. Steven Chow

Dr. Steven Chow, Senior Consultant Dermatologist explained that, mothers today are cautious about maintaining body hygiene and healthy skin of the family.

“Kids love playing outdoors, and while mothers are very happy to see them being active and having so much fun, they do worry at the invisible germs that may be clinging on to them. 

Not to mention the smell! There is nothing quite as overpowering as the odour when your sweaty children come home from physical activities at school. Effective germ protection body wash in the bathroom is the solution for the whole family! As kids’ skin is vulnerable, dermatologically tested solutions are important” said Dr. Steven.

He highlighted that many people have the misconception that sweating causes body odour, especially.

“Sweat itself actually does not smell. Rather, it is the germs in the sweat that react chemically to produce odour by breaking down the sweat molecules into acids. Hence, it is important to remove the source of germs on the surface of the skin with specialised products, rather than simply clean with any regular product. This not only ensures that you and your family smell fresh all day, but also helps to improve your overall health,” he pointed out.

Keep the whole family hygienic and protected from germs, while they lead a healthy and active lifestyle! The Dettol personal wash range comes in five uplifting variants, namely Cool, Lasting Fresh, Re-energize, Fresh, and Skincare. Retailing at major supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide, each variant is available in 250ml bottle at the price of RM6.90, 500ml bottles at RM12.46, 950ml bottles at RM20.25, and the 900ml refill pack at RM15.67.

My whole family really like to use Dettol Profresh which gives 12 hours odour protection so we can stay fresh all day long. To know more about this product, you can visit Dettol Malaysia FACEBOOK or WEBSITE

*34.1% (1.97 mil) Malaysian households across Peninsular Malaysia have purchased any Dettol Personal Wash (Liquid + Bar + Hand Soap) over the past 12 months. Source: Kantar Worldpanel Malaysia

**based on information reported by Nielsen through its Scan Track, Market Track and Retail Index Services for the Germ Protection category market (Reckitt Benckiser defined) for the 52-week period ending March 2017, for the total grocery market

Friday, November 2, 2018

LAB 11's Full Lift Shampoo & Soft Mask Series

Last week I had the opportunity to attend LAB11's Full Lift Shampoo & Mask series launch at Eco Sky Business Lounge. Brand LAB11 is a creation of team GlobalStory that has been one of the hair and beauty industry market leader with 18 years experience through 11 HairStory saloon branches, 1 HairStory academy, 2 SugarNails saloons and 2 FaceStory outlets.

LAB11's vision is to help and allow people to build confidence and to look good. LAB11 provides a range of good quality shampoo and hair soft mask for anti-frizz, oil control, hair regrowth, heat protection, strengthening and fullness for daily use. 

The key ingredients are:
1) Watercress to strengthen hair roots for fluffy hair
2) Castor oil for moisturization, darker, thicker hair and to reduce hair loss
3) Eucalyptus essential oil to reduce inflammation of scalp and relief itchy scalp
4) Peppermint essential oil to improve blood circulation and hydrate scalp
5) Argan oil to provide nutrition and repair damaged hair
6) Sweet orange essential oil to reduce dandruff and make hair shiny and bouncy
7) Lime essential oil to remove oil from hair and rebalance scalp moisture from within

Mr. Derick Ooi, Group CEO and founder of Global Story

Mr. Derick Ooi said that their team worked hard to do research and development of the products since 2016. These products are of natural extracts, essential oils and 11 types of amino acids. There is no artificial coloring, 100% natural extracts and pure essential oils, fragrance free and chemical free.

I tried out LAB11's shampoo and liked the citric smell when I used it. You just need to apply a suitable amount to wet hair, massage into a rich lather and rinse with water. After using this shampoo, I feel that my hair lighter, less oily and cleaner. I like that the bottles are small and tall to save space in my bathroom.

This LAB 11 Full Lift Soft Mask is to be used after shampoo. Apply a generous amount onto hair especially at the ends and rinse off after 3 minutes. The oil in the soft mask will soak into the hair fiber, providing it with essential nutrients for protection that lasts. 

Photo on the left is before using and photo on the right is after using LAB11's shampoo and soft mask. After using the soft mask, I can feel a less frizzy hair which is softer and easier to manage. 

For more information, you can visit LAB11's FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway and Petal Velvet Powder

Recently, I received an Althea beauty box from Korea. I was excited because Althea beauty products are really good skincare products. In this beauty box, there was Althea's Petal Velvet Sunaway and 3 Petal Velvet Powders in 3 colors (warm beige #23, translucent #0 and pink lavender) and a cute hologram pouch.

I love to travel and bring my children to play outdoors and using Althea's Petal Velvet Sunaway with SPF 50+ PA++++, I worry less of my skin being exposed to the harmful UVB and UVA sun rays. It's a lightweight, non-sticky, broad-spectrum sunscreen made with the highest protection grade of PA++++ to let me stay protected.

Althea's Petal Velvet Sunaway is made with Damask Rose extracts, rich in vitamins to penetrate deep into the skin to moisturize, strengthen, soothe and smoothen skin like a rose petal. I like that there is Hyaluronic Acid to lock in hydration & sebum control with microparticles to give my skin a velvety finish. I seldom use sunblocks because my skin is allergic to most sunblocks brands but Althea's Petal Velvet Sunaway is suitable for my skin. After using it for more than 1 week, I did not get any allergic reactions. I love using this because it is non-sticky and does not make my skin dry.

The Petal Velvet Powders I received were in 3 different colors (warm beige #23, translucent #0 and pink lavender) for different skin colors. These powders have very nice sweet smell and I love that it blends nicely onto my face for a prettier look. My face feels less oily after using this. I like that it's small and can fit into my handbag so I can touch up anytime during the day when I am out.

If you want to try the Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway and Petal Velvet Powder, you can get yours at