Monday, September 19, 2016

An Inspiring Story about Devalagan Muthalagan ❤

Hello readers! What is it like, growing up being a little different than everyone else? This certainly rings true for Devalagan Muthalagan. Today, he is 23 years old and is actively pursuing his dream. However, 2 years ago, Devalagan thought this dream would not materialise and it would remain a ‘daydream’. Devalagan was born with Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate (commonly known as CLP), which required multiple operations.

What is Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate (CLP)?Cleft lip and palate also known as orofacial cleft is a group of conditions that include cleft lip (CL), cleft palate (CP) and both together (CLP). A cleft lip contains an opening in the upper lip that may extend into the nose. The opening may be on one side, both sides or in the middle. A left palate is when the roof of the mouth contains an opening into the nose. These disorders can result in feeding problems, speech problems, hear problems and frequent ear infections. [1]
Cleft lip and palate are the result of tissues of the face not joining properly during development. As such, they are a type of birth defects. The cause is unknown in most cases. [1]
As for unilateral cleft lip/palate, it affects only one side. It may be fairly minor (appearing as a small nick in the lip); extensive involving the lip, alveolus (dental ridge), and palate (roof of the mouth); or at a level between these two extremes. Most often, unilateral cleft lip also affects the nose. The cleft lip’s separated muscles pull with an asymmetrical tension against the nostril on the cleft side, causing it to become larger with a more horizontal nostril as well. This pull also acts to shorten the central column of nose cartilage dividing the nostrils, causing the nose to be lower than usual. [2]

Devalagan underwent operations to repair his cleft lip and palate when he was 3 and 6 months old.  However, due to financial constraints, he missed at least 6 other stages of operations to repair his condition completely. During this period, he constantly struggled with negative thoughts and friends around him constantly teased him sumbing (cleft lip in Malay). It doesn’t matter whether he won a price at the poem reciting competition or became the president of a club in school. Many did not look past the little notch that remained on his lip. He did not allow this to hinder his spirit eventually.

He excelled in his studies and won a full scholarship from Public Service Department to study medicine at the International Medical University (IMU). 

Devalagan with his classmates
In year 2014, he met with the medical experts from Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur. He shared his financial concerns and his doctor advised him to apply for the Khazanah-IHH Healthcare Fund. He actually succeeded  in getting the aid and completed his final operation in August. The best part of all, he graduates as a doctor in October.

A step closer to his dream of becoming a surgeon! 
What can we learn from the story is that no matter whatever obstacles you have faced, it should not dampen your spirit. This is a truly inspiring story that one should follow.

Devalagan with his parents and two sisters 
Khazanah IHH Healthcare Fund (the Fund) represents Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) and IHH Healthcare Berhad (IHH)'s collective commitment to fulfil fundamental responsibility to the many communities through a unified platform with their tagline “Restoring Health, Changing Lives”.

Launched in July 2012, the objective of the Fund is to facilitate the provision of partial and fully sponsored medical treatment to the need patients in IHH Home markets of Malaysia, Singapore and Turkey. Patients who qualify for financial assistance will be treated in IHH's network of world-class doctors and medical facilities.
  • RM50 million Fund is disbursed over a span of five years until 2017.
  • 70% of the Fund amounting to RM35 million has been allocated to help patients in Malaysia and the remaining 30% - Singapore and Turkey. 
  • To date, extended help to some 1,000 people in Malaysia.
For more information about the Khazanah-IHH Healthcare Fund, please visit http://www.khazanah-ihhfund.com


Sources taken from:
[1] Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleft_lip_and_cleft_palate
[2] Unilateral Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate - http://www.craniofacial.net/unilateral-cleft-lip-palate-dallas




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Sunday, September 4, 2016

[Giveaway + Review] Naturals by Watsons Aloe Vera Soothing Gel and Shower Gel ❤

Hello readers! How are you guys doing? Hope you guys are doing great! It's already month of September now. How time flies! I wish I can spend more time with my family and friends despite being so busy at work. Anyway, today I will be doing short review of the beauty products that everyone love and in this blog post I will be doing a small giveaway for my readers too. So stay tuned to this blog post till the end alright?

Can any of you guess what are they? 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

[Beauty Review] Mentholatum New LipIce Sheer Color ❤

LipIce, the No.1 lip care brand in Malaysia introduced the newly upgraded LipIce Sheer Colour. Designed to work like magic on the lips, the color changeable lip balm glides on clear when it is first applied on the lips.

LipIce Sheer Color

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Experience a New Benchmark in Massage Chairs with OSIM uLove ❤

OSIM, the world's most trusted brand for innovative massage chairs, unveiled its latest innovation to delighted users in Malaysia - OSIM uLoveOSIM uLove is set to become a hot favourite among households by combining three complementing elements to deliver an exceptional experience to engage and satisfy all the sense.


Monday, August 22, 2016

[Beauty Review] E-Light Derma Lift Treatment ❤

Hello readers! How are you guys doing? I am back again in blogosphere after so long. It's been a pretty hectic month and I was too stressful that I did not have the time to look for inspiration for my blog. Sorry guys! I will try to update more often starting from today.

Anyway a couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to try out a skin treatment from Pink Passion. It's been few months since I had my facial / laser treatment and this time I have decided to try out this E-Light Derma Lift treatment which is their new service in the beauty centre. 


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Always Look Good with Watsons Brand Launch ❤

In conjunction with the Group's 175th Annversary celebration, Watsons Malaysia celebrated their Watsons Brand which has a long standing legacy of providing affordable, high-quality and value for money products for the household with a twin occasion to provide its customers an enchance shopping experience.


The household brands from Watsons have been a favorite amongst all customers in particular Watsons VIP members whereby monthly promotion dedicated to exclusive VIP members were given a priority. They believe that Malaysian consumers will warm up to the unbeatable combination of quality, variety and affordability offered by the Watsons Brand.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

[Beauty Review] Kji & Co. Lip Staysss Lip Balm Essence ❤

Holla readers! I am back with a review and this time I am going to talk about Lip Staysss Lip Balm Essence from Kji & Co. I think most of you would have their star product, 24Hours Eyeliner Injection and to be honest I always thought they are selling only products which focus on eyes. I was super excited when I received Lip Balm from this particular brand. 

Kji & Co. Lip Staysss Lip Balm Essence
"Kji & Co. is one of the leading suppliers of semi-permanent color cosmetics and cosmeceutical products in the world. Their mission is to empower women to be at their beautiful best through quality affordable products that care for their well-being."

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Let's Style Glamorously @ LOGO Fashion Lounge & Gallery ❤

If you are looking for luxury and prestigious apparels and accessories, I believe that  LOGO Fashion Lounge and Gallery is the right place. LOGO Fashion Lounge & Gallery is Malaysia's 1st fashion lounge with 500 international designer brands at discounted price. I had the opportunity to visit this place which is located at Evolve Concept Mall, Ara Damansara. 


Friday, July 29, 2016

The Face Shop Beauty Workout @ True Fitness Jaya 33 ❤

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to attend the Beauty Workout organised by The Face Shop Malaysia @ True Fitness, Jaya 33. At the same time, The Face Shop also introduced their new brightening skin care range which is White Seed Brightening range.

Anyway, it was a combination of Zumba along with yoga workout and a short beauty workshop done during the event. We first started off with the Zumba class conducted by Miss Tammy.

White Seed Brightening range

Finally #AltheaTurns1! Happy Birthday Althea! ❤


Happy birthday Althea! It's been an amazing year since Althea existed. In conjunction with Althea's 1st birthday celebration, Althea is giving out amazing goodies to all the fans!