Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mesmerizing Cre Arts Asia Performance at KLPAC

My family and I truly enjoyed the mesmerizing performance of Cre Arts Asia at KLPAC. To read my earlier blog on the press conference and sneak preview, click HERE

We were impressed by the breathtaking aerial acrobatics, contortionists, dance performances and much more. We enjoyed every moment of it and hope to see more of Cre Arts Asia performances.

Cre is themed to showcase the beauty of Mother Earth with the natural elements of air, water, earth and fire through the human body.

This 3 days circus performance was without animals or the usual circus acts. Instead it was the contemporary circus performance of gravity defying acts with beautiful backdrops and music.

Performance in the air with scenic backdrops

Pirates being comical

Bubbles of different sizes seen everywhere with jelly fish dancing in the water

Performance showcasing earth and Mother Nature.

The spectacular fire performance was very fast and hot. 

Some of these performers have won International awards and performed in renowned venues across the world. Cre Arts Asia performance that night was one of the best I have seen so far.

It was great news that Cre Arts Asia donated part of the proceeds from ticket sales (RM 3,000) to International Medical University Malaysia (IMU) Chariofare.

I would like to thank Rachael Loh and Angie Tangerine for the invitation and tickets. My family really enjoyed the performance and we would love to see more of Cre Arts Asia performances in the future.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Focus Point Launches World Sight Day 2017 - "Make Vision Count"

Focus Point launched its World Sight Day 2017 - "Make Vision Count" at Sunway Pyramid on 12 October 2017. Focus Point's Eye Care CSR campaign aimed at advocating eye and vision care amidst raising impairment and eye problems.

World Sight Day (WSD) is a global initiative to raise awareness on preventable blindness and vision impairment. Do you know that 80% of the world's blindness or vision impairment are preventable through early detection of eye problem? Most of these problems can be cured by treatment or surgery and some by prescribing to a pair of glasses.

At this launch of World Sight Day, shoppers can get their eyes checked to detect eye problems by the friendly staffs of Focus Point. My son and I went through the 4 different eye tests and we were glad our eyes were in good condition. 

Some of the factors that causes low-vision impairment are diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes, age-related degeneration, cataracts, retinal disease and uncorrected refractive error. An estimated 15,000 people nationwide suffer from low-vision impairment based on statistics obtained from government hospitals. Due to health defects in Malaysia, 54 out of every 1000 Malaysians suffer from low vision impairment. Taking good care of our health is very important if we want to have good vision.

According to President & CEO of Focus Point Holdings Berhad, Dato' Liaw Choon Liang, WSD is a meaningful event as it synergizes  with the company's core values and business model of making people see better."This year marks our 6th year running the WSD event. We are excited and proud to be part of global effort in raising public awareness on the importance of vision care and eye health. It is also in line with the company's philosophy of giving back to society," said Dato' Liaw.

Dato' Gary Chua, President of MRCA and Mr. Ven Raman, Managing Director of Carl Zeiss Southeast Asia and Ms. Gean Fong Head of Creatif Academy of Art & Design supported this event.

The Creatif Academy ofArt & Design was invited to help bring the theme "Making Vision Count" to life by creating a 3D eye sculpture to depict the realities of eye care. 

Dr. Hoh Hon Bing (consultant Ophthalmologist & Surgeon) shared the latest eye health insights and age-related eye problems. I was happy to see Dr. Hoh because he was my doctor who performed LASIK on my eyes 15 years ago. 

These days, myopia (short-sightedness) affects school children at an early age and is a great concern because high levels of myopia increases the risk of sight-threatening conditions such as Retinal detachment, Myopic Macular Degeneration, Cataract and Glaucoma at later stage of life.

Focus Point donated 1,000 pairs of optical frames to the Lions Club of KL Bukit Kiara and contributed RM 5,000 cash to the Malaysian Association For the Blind.

I think this event was great because it created awareness for people to get their eyes checked regularly for early detection to prevent vision impairment or blindness. There were also talks by doctors and fun games.

For more information on Focus Point, visit their FACEBOOK or WEBSITE.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Althea 'Born This Way' Beauty Box Review

Recently I received the Althea 'Born This Way' Beauty Box all the way from Korea for review. This is my first Althea Beauty Box review and I am very excited and happy because I liked all the items in this box and some are really very good beauty products. There were 7 full size Korean beauty products and 1 free mask. If you haven't heard of Althea, it is the leading K-Beauty site with over 150 Korean beauty brands and to know more about Althea beauty boxes, click HERE

The beauty products in this box are :
  • Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam
  • Beuins Nutrient Emulsion Skin
  • 3CE Back To Baby Pore Velvet Primer
  • Max Clinic Catrin Natural 100 Mineral Sunkill RX
  • Aritaum Mono Eyes Eyeshadow
  • Etude House Dear Darling Ice-Cream Water Gel Tint (Watermelon Red)
  • Pure Smile Art Point Pack
  • Dr. Mind Apot Red Mask
All these full size beauty products are worth a total of RM 567.00 but you can get this Althea 'Born This Way' beauty box for only RM 116.00. The price is unbelievable and it's really worth it. Unfortunately, it is out of stock now. Do look out for the next Althea beauty box with different beauty products and grab it fast. 

Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam

This Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam is enriched with squeezed green tea from Jeju Island and has a very nice green tea smell which I like. This is very suitable for oily skin people like me. 

Squeeze an appropriate amount onto hands and lather. Then massage over face and rinse with warm water. 

My face with the Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam on it

After washing my face with Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam, I feel my face much cleaner and fresher. My skin feels moisturized and not dry at all. I would recommend this to all my friends because it is suitable for me and I love it.

Rating : 10/10

Beuins Nutrient Emulsion Skin

This Beuins Nutrient Emulsion Skin is highly concentrated emulsion + toner to provide a healthy skin base by improving skin elasticity and moisture. 

Pump out onto hand and apply evenly on entire face after washing face. To be used in the morning and at night. 

It has a very nice scent and is very waterly. You can see that it flows on my hands easily after pumping it out. After applying this on my face, I feel that my face is a little sticky which I do not really like but the ingredients of this Beuins Nutrient Emulsion Skin is supposed to improve wrinkles and whiten skin. So a little sticky feeling will not stop me from using it. Hope my wrinkles can be less and I can have fairer skin.

Rating : 8/10

3CE Back To Baby Pore Velvet Primer

This 3CE Back To Baby Pore Velvet Primer reduces the appearance of pores and blemishes. It covers skin irregularities and makes a soft skin texture ready for foundation and other makeups. 

Apply a fine layer on face before using foundation.

Photo on the left is before applying and photo on the right is after applying this Back To Baby Pore Velvet Primer. 

I like this very much because it covers my blemishes and wrinkles. It drys up very fast and eliminates excess oil which is suitable for my oily skin. It brightens my skin so I look fairer and more radiant. I noticed my foundation last longer even after I sweat.

Rating: 9/10

Max Clinic Catrin Natural 100 Mineral Sunkill RX

If you are worried about the harmful UV rays, you need Max Clinic Catrin Natural 100 Mineral Sunkill RX. This is silky smooth powder sunblock that can be applied easily and leaves a layer of protection on skin. This is mineral powder with SPF 46 PA+++ protection.

Open the cover and turn if over, use puff to tap on face or body. There is an opening for the powder to go through.

I really love this because it's non greasy like some sunblock lotions. I seldom use sunblock lotions because I am allergic to some. This leaves my skin feeling soft, dry and smooth. It is chemical free and preservative free. This is made from extracted natural ingredients and is the best sunblock protection I have come across. I would surely recommend this to all my friends and family. 

Rating : 10/10

Aritaum Mono Eyes Eyeshadow

Aritaum Mono Eyes Eyeshadow is single individual eyeshadow that comes in a cute, round, black plastic container. It is small, light weight and easy to carry.

You can use your finger or a small brush to apply on your eye lids. 

This pinky coral color is really light color and natural. I applied a few layers to get this look. It is very powdery, so when you apply, make sure it doesn't get onto your eye lashes. You can use it as a blusher if you want.

Rating : 8/10

Etude House Dear Darling Ice-Cream Water Gel Tint (Watermelon Red)

When I first saw this, it caught my attention because it was so cute. It comes in 5 different shades and the one I have is the Watermelon Red color. 

Turn the part that looks like the popsicle stick to open it and apply onto lips by swiping it gently. 

I like this color very much and the texture is very moist. It has a very nice sweet smell too. I was surprised that the color was very long lasting. My lips did not feel dry and this is great for those with dry lips.

Rating : 10/10

Pure Smile Art Point Pack

Pure Smile Art Point Pack has 2 sheets of very cute and colorful fruit face masks. It has collagen, hyaluronic acid, placental extract. It smells very sweet and fruity. I love the sweet fruity smell very much and it makes me feel fresh. This is something fun you can play with a friend.

Take out the mask sheet from the pack, peel out the fruit shapes and apply on the parts where you want to moisturize. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes.

This is very fun for taking cute photos and getting your face moisturized at the same time. Since it comes in 2 sheets, you can share it with a friend. I really like the sweet smell. I will definitely get more to use.

Rating : 10/10

Dr. Mind Apot Red Mask

The Dr. Mind Apot Red Mask was a free gift in this Althea 'Born This Way' Beauty Box. 
This is great for skin relaxing and it helps to balance the skin oil to ensure healthy skin.

I really love this Althea 'Born This Way' Beauty Box. I had a lot of fun trying out these beauty products. Hope you enjoyed reading my review and make sure you check out Althea products, on their WEBSITE , FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Scott's Bright Little Explorer Program Lets Children Experience Grown-Up Jobs At Kidzania

Children are always curious and love to ask questions. My kids ask me many questions because they want to know and learn more everyday. Scott’s Malaysia (Scott’s), part of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare Sdn Bhd, wants to champion children’s curiosity and help support their development by giving them a chance to have a fun, learning experience at KidZania Kuala Lumpur. 

My children love to eat Scott's DHA Gummies. These cute Scott's DHA gummies comes in Strawberry and Orange flavors and has cute fish, octopus and crab shapes. Scott’s is well known for its range of DHA (DocosaHexaenoic Acid) products such as the Scott’s DHA Gummies. DHA is an Omega-3 fatty acid which plays an important role in brain development, function and healthy vision. This is particularly crucial as research shows that 90% of a child’s brain development takes place before they are six years old.

“As children grow older, they are continually asking questions as a way to fulfil their never-ending curiosity. It is this curiosity that helps them learn new information and spurs their imagination. At Scott’s, we understand the importance of providing children with new fun and educational experiences as a platform for learning to enhance their development,” said Venaig Jegou, Area Marketing Director, Oral Healthcare and Nutrition, South East Asia.

“Scott’s ‘Bright Little Explorers’ programme aims to trigger children’s inquisitive nature through on-ground activities that not only encourage them to be curious, but stimulate their development as well,” she said.

“We are delighted to collaborate with KidZania Kuala Lumpur as part of this programme, and hope to give kids an opportunity experience being a ‘grown-up’ for a day. We are confident that through this experience, kids would be able to experience real-life occupations and learn to be independent, work in teams, as well as develop life skills,” she added.

“We often find kids being curious about the adult world and what they do. At KidZania Kuala Lumpur, kids will immerse themselves in a complete adult-like experience. They can take on any role they want and experiment first-hand what it’s like to role-play different professions including firefighter, chef, doctor, TV and radio host, to name a few.” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

“KidZania Kuala Lumpur is proud to participate in the Scott’s ‘Bright Little Explorers’ programme. We believe the purpose of the programme shares the same belief as KidZania in which is to provide kids with opportunity to be inspired and the platform to fuel their curiosity and be empowered to learn and grow,” he said.

From November 2017 until February 2018, Scott’s is giving parents an opportunity to redeem One Adult ticket and One Child ticket to visit KidZania Kuala Lumpur. Parents will have to collect six stamps in total (RM35.00 = 1 stamp) to redeem the tickets.

For more information, kindly visit Scott’s Malaysia’s Facebook Page.