Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"No More Cataract Blindness" Campaign ❤


The fight against cataract as the leading cause of blindness in Malaysia begins a month ago as VISTA Eye Specialist (VISTA), together with supporting partners and participating universities launched the NO MORE CATARACT BLINDNESS campaign in conjunction with World Sight Day 2014. The launch of the campaign was held at Dialogue In The Dark at The School, Jaya One.


I was there about 1 and a half hour early and decided to hang around at Jaya One. I wasn't too sure where is Dialogue in The Dark located until a guy who worked in one of the shops in The School showed me the way. The concept of Dialogue In The Dark is simple. Visitors are led by blind guides in groups through specially constructed dark rooms in which scent, sound, wind, temperature and texture convey the characteristics of daily environments – for example a park, a city, a boat cruise or a bar. 
 

Each of the media who attended that day would be given the opportunity to experience the total darkness for 15 minutes to half an hour. This experience serves as a reminder to never take sight for granted and to ensure regular eye screening. 
 
Kicking-off the initiative at Dialogue in the Dark (DID) Malaysia, were Mr Lim Boon Siong, Founder and CEO of VISTA; Dr Aloysius Low, Chief Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon; as well as campaign partners, Mr Stevens Chan Kum Fai, CEO and Founder of Dialogue in the Dark Malaysia (DID); and Miss Patricia, Managing Director of Pat-Lin Communications.
 
L-R: Miss Patricia, Dr Aloysius Low, Mr Lim Boon Siong and Mr Stevens Chan

Student representatives from the three participating universities – HELP University, Management & Science University (MSU) and SEGi University were also present to support the fight against cataract; a demonstration of VISTA's role in mentoring young Malaysians and driving civic consciousness on cataract and its impact on people's lives.

The 'No More Cataract Blindness' campaign is an important and necessary initiative in eliminating cataract as the #1 cause of blindness in Malaysia in line with the Vision 2020 Global Declaration plan and VISTA's aim to bring people's vision from 'blur to clear'. Through the campaign, it strives to not only increase public awareness on cataract and its treatment, but also encourage active participation from various parties in the fight against cataract, particularly from young Malaysians. 


Cataract is responsible for 39% of all cases of visual impairments in Malaysia, making it the leading cause of blindness among Malaysians. The fact that people are still experiencing loss of vision because of cataract is totally unnecessary, especially considering that cataract blindness is preventable. This shows a great need for increased awareness of what it is, how it can impact people's lives and the treatment options available. People need to know the importance of regular eye screenings and early cataract surgery to minimise complication and ensure healthy vision. Nowadays modern cataract surgery is one of the safest procedures and thanks to the many technological advancements and innovations over the years.

As part of VISTA's Corporate Responsibility (CR) programme, the No More Cataract Blindness campaign will offer public screenings for cataract and other eye diseases at its family carnival at various VISTA Eye Specialist Centres. During this time, a mini DID will be set-up at its Centre at The Curve where patrons can undergo the experiential session with blind guides.

The launch also highlighted  the screening of 'Are You Blind', a short film produced by Jason Lim Productions and supported by VISTA. It powerfully reflects the various challenges a visually impaired person can face in Malaysia, emphasising the need for increased empathy and public awareness of the condition.


The No More Cataract Blindness student Community Project will run over the course of five months, culminating in an Award Ceremony to be held in January 2015. It's my pleasure to attend this meaningful event on that day. I experienced the total darkness together with Innanie and I began to appreciate my eye sight after experiencing darkness for half an hour. Never take your eye sight for granted and remember to go for regular eye screening.                     

A photo of Innanie and I during the launch. 


On the lighter note, I recently found a website which can tailor my online shopping need! Introducing CupoNation, the most popular coupon publishing website that aggregates deals and vouchers for numerous Singapore and global e-stores. Cuponation caters to bring the best of all deals, fresh vouchers and discounts from the most trusted online retailers in Singapore including Zalora, Asos, Qoo10, Expedia, Singsale, Hotels.com and etc.
 
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All promotion codes listed here at CupoNation Singapore are completely can be redeemed for free and without any hassle. To get a preferred coupon, all you need to do is to click on the ‘View Deal’ or ‘View Code’ button, and you are done. Remember to enter the generated coupon code to the purchase amount at retailer site upon checkout to get awesome rebates. I seriously can’t wait to get those rebate vouchers from www.cuponation.com.sg and purchase all my favourite items from the online retailers especially Zalora, (link here: www.cuponation.com.sg/zalora-coupon) :D






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Monday, October 27, 2014

JOHNNIE WALKER® Make It Black ❤

JOHNNIE WALKER® BLACK LABEL® launches MAKE IT BLACK, a series of events designed to bring to life the boldness and intensity of the new campaign for fans to enjoy. Following two successful club level events, JOHNNIE WALKER® is taking MAKE IT BLACK to a new level, hosting the largest and most exciting event on this Friday, 31st October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by invitation only.
 
 
This campaign serves as a significant milestone for the brand as it evolves away from the classic image of JOHNNIE WALKER® BLACK LABEL® into an edgier, more vibrant personality. Inspired by Generation Y, the young, independent risk-takers, MAKE IT BLACK aims to inspire consumers to leave lasting impressions through making bold decisions.
 
 
JOHNNIE WALKER® is going to blow everyone away with the awesome lineup from numerous local talents to people who have mastered their craft to create a showcase performance on the Halloween night.  
 

You can also check out the new JOHNNIE WALKER® BLACK LABEL® advert below. This campaign has been unveiled by JOHNNIE WALKER® BLACK LABEL® with the international artist, Mattia Biagi as part of the JOHNNIE WALKER® CHARACTER series. This fresh direction celebrates the individual taste and personality profiles of the different JOHNNIE WALKER® variants.



For more information on the MAKE IT BLACK events and campaign, visit the JOHNNIE WALKER® Malaysia Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JohnnieWalkerMalaysia. Hope to see you guys there on 31st October! Let's party on a Halloween night! :D






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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Guinness Amplify Finale Show feat. Magic! ❤

Guinness Amplify Finale Show was a huge success with thousands of Malaysian music fans came together to watch performance from Dash, OJ Law and the rising stars MAGIC! at KL Life last week. Li Chuen and I were lucky enough to find a parking spot in the building on that night. *phew* I knew that it's always hard to find a parking spot in KL Life Centre building whenever concerts or parties were held in that place.

Unique tokens for the VIPs to redeem their free Guinness Stout drinks (:

 
A photo with the props! :D

Upon registration, we were given two tokens each to redeem our free Guinness Stout drinks. Since it was still early, Li Chuen, Yumi and I had dinner at Serai beforehand. As usual, the girls would take the opportunity to selfie and I am glad to meet all my babes after so long. *wide grin*

Photos with Yumi and Li Chuen. Friggin' love Yumi's camera. (:

Guinness Amplify has been touring Peninsular Malaysia for the past 7 weeks, bringing together some of the best artists Malaysia has to offer in a showcase of the passion, talent, and dedication that our local musicians possess. Each weekend has seen a free-admission gig at various venues in Klang Valley, Johor, and Penang, before returning to KL for the Finale Show.

 
 A glass of Guinness to kickstart my party night :D 

The first performance of the night was kicked off with local electropop heroes Dash taking the stage with a high-energy set which delighted their fan ready to rock out to a wonderful evening of live music. 


The band from Kuala Lumpur had already headlined their own show in the Guinness Amplify Live Tour, and their unique stage presence and vibrancy thrilled the crowd once more as they blasted out some of their biggest hits including fan favourites ‘If I Don’t Stay’ and ‘Overrated Understatement’.


Next up was musical maestro OJ Law, who treated the audience to the unique stylings of his 'Banana Indie Soulrocktronica'. OJ Law's dedication to his craft shone through during his performance with an impressive and technically proficient set featuring crowd-pleasing current hit 'Tongue Tied' in the finale show.



The moment I have been waiting for - performance from MAGIC!, the final act of the night. The Nu Reggae band from Toronto later took the stage to the screams of thousands of music fans eager to catch the band in their first ever performance in Malaysia, and wowed the crowd with a performance worthy of the band’s name.


My dream came true when I had the opportunity to hear their live performance. It was amazing!



MAGIC! took the crowd on a journey through their new album, ‘Don’t Kill the Magic’ to the smash-hit debut single ‘Rude’, which has taken the world by storm, earning the number 1 spot in the US and UK singles charts and going multi-platinum along the way. I even took a short video of the debut single 'Rude'.

 
 My short video of the single 'Rude'.

Photo session time with my babes. (: I would not want to miss taking photos with them since I have not been meeting them for quite some time.

 
With babe Yumi. (:

With my pretty babes, Joanna and Zana. (: Love both of you! xoxo

Photo with Jacqueline. (:

Last but not least, an ootd of yours truly. I tried to look a bit hipster that night by pairing up my chiffon top with my denim shorts, a pair of high-rise sneakers and a sling leather bag for the party. Normally I don't curl up my hair for any occasions but this time I tried to curl my hair to change my usual look. What do you think of this look? Let me know what are your opinions by dropping your comments below alright? *wide grin*

Top: Chiffon Top from Cotton On
Bottom: Denim shorts from Forever 21
Shoes: Isabel Marant Inspired High-rise Sneakers
Bag: Sling Leather Bag from DKNY



Thank you Guinness Malaysia and Manoah for the invitation. To find out more about the campaign, log on to www.amplify.com.my.





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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Toshiba Smart Future Convention 2014 ❤


Last week, Toshiba had their Toshiba Convention 2014 at Genting International Conventional Centre with their theme "Smart Technology Smart Future" to showcase its latest line-up of Audio-Visual products and Home Appliances.

With this theme, it reflects on the vision of offering consumers a whole range of modern and exciting products that make a home, truly a home. A home is a place where I will look forward to come home everyday with all the modern conveniences that most of us desire. (: 


Toshiba envisions a smarter community and smarter lifestyle for everyone that includes the ecological and environmental aspects, energy-savings innovations, practical product refinements, user-friendly options and an innovative design synergy that blends in with modern living expectations. 



What caught my attention the most in the Toshiba Convention was the Toshiba Pro Theatre L9450 Ultra HD 4K with Android series from Audio-Visual section. This TV offers 4x the resolution of Full HD TVs which enables the viewers to experience a new intensity in picture quality and brilliance. This TV is made possible by combining a wide colour gamut Ultra HD 4K panel and third-generation CEVO 4K Engine so that the users can enjoy an incredible 3840 x 4160 pixels with breath-taking picture quality. You also get to discover the joy of watching online movies and music videos, playing online games and more on a huge screen of professional quality by taking advantage of thousands of apps available for download. You can also browse the Web for your favourite videos and other content, as well as use Screen Mirroring capabilities to enjoy photos and movies from smartphones and tablets via wireless transfer. Sounds cool right? 


I never know it can be so fun looking around at the electrical appliances in a convention. *wide grin* The Toshiba's new multi-door G-series refrigerator looked absolutely classy with well-organised design. It has a unique middle-positioned vegetable compartment for easy retrieval and storage of large and heavy fruits and vegetables . The freshness of food is preserved through a Twin Cooling System that features stable temperature control, lower temperature setting and higher humidity in the refrigerator compartment. This will result in long-lasting and fresher food with nutrients keep intact as moisture is prevented from evaporating from the food. Additionally, PICOION technology reduces bacteria, odour and prevents food such as eggs, cheese, milk, meat and leftovers from becoming mouldy. 


Moving on to the new Magic Drum Inverter-driver washing machine. This washing machine features Mega Power Wash where it's a combination of Magic Drum, Mega Power Pulsator (washing kneading effect) and Hydro Twin Power (deeper detergent penetration in to the fibres of fabrics) function for unrivalled washing performance. People with skin allergies will like this amazing-dirt proof coating behind the drum which prevents detergent residue and oil - the cause of mould and bacteria, from remaining on the surface.


Toshiba's Torneo Vacuum Cleaner is lightweight with superior and sustainable cleaning power thanks to the breakthrough Dual Tornado System along with a revolutionary ultra-hygiene Futon Brush that's 16 times beat by four flexible sticks per one rotation of wheel effectively removes dust mites and even minute particles of dust to ensure the highest levels of hygiene for your family.


Toshiba launched its new Premium Eco Touch Air-Conditioner which features DC Twin-Rotary Compressor, DC Hybrid Inverter System, Toshiba IAQ Filter and Air Ionizer that combine to produce unsurpassed air quality for the home and ensure superb energy savings. 

Thank you Toshiba for providing us the leading technologically innovative products that provides excellence functionality, reliability, durability and environmentally friendly. Anyway, I would like to share a video with you guys on a journey of discovery and appreciation to the things and people around The Ming Thing, one of the famous Malaysian YouTube stars. Let's watch and explore how Ming stays connected with his followers, friends and family with Toshiba's new Pro Theatre TV.




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Toshiba | Leading Innovation ❤

Toshiba, a world leader in high technology, is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning information and communications equipment and systems, Internet-based solutions and services, electronic components and materials, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliances. Toshiba launched their latest products in Toshiba Smart Future Convention recently to showcase their latest line-up of Audio-Visual and Home Appliances products. The new Toshiba Pro Theatre L9450 Ultra HD 4K with Android series offers 4x the resolution of Full HD TVs which enables the viewers to experience a new intensity in picture quality and brilliance. 


Pro Theatre L9450 expands your viewing pleasure by combining impeccable image quality and vast screen dimensions with AndroidTM app versatility. You get to experience a world of ever-expanding entertainment possibilities that includes not only favourite movies, but also online games and web videos on the broad, gorgeous screen. 


Picture detail decreases as screen size increases beyond 50 inches, but Toshiba has solved this problem through breathtaking picture quality using Ultra HD 4K technology. The combination of Toshiba’s Ultra HD 4K panel and second-generation CEVO 4K engine, made for Ultra HD 4K TVs, delivers images that are four times as precise as Full HD.


Toshiba also launched the new multi-door G-Series refrigerator which has a unique middle-positioned vegetable compartment for easy retrieval and storage of large and heavy fruits and vegetables. The freshness of food is preserved through a Twin Cooling System that features stable temperature control, lower temperature setting and higher humidity in the refrigerator compartment. Additionally, PICOION technology reduces bacteria, odour and prevents food such as eggs, cheese, milk, meat and leftovers from becoming mouldy. 


The stylish new S-DD Inverter washer features with Mega Power Wash that give your laundry load a complete and thoroughly clean washing! The Next Generation of Direct Drive Motor is S-DD Inverter Motor 48 new magnet named Neodymium are used, which are more powerful and energy-saving than Ferrite magnet which is used for DD Inverter Motor. The features for S-DD are low noise & high accuracy, powerful & rapid rotation, less energy consumption, thin & light. The Star Crystal Drum has the soft curve mounds which gives cleaner yet gentler hand wash effect, thus preventing damage during wash and spin. 

Toshiba always delivers technology and products remarkable for their innovation and artistry which contributes to a safer, more comfortable, more productive life. Definitely, this will further improve our life from time to time. Thank you Toshiba! For more information on their latest products, check out their website here: http://toshiba.com.my/


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Kiss Me Selfie Fixation Contest ❤

Ever wonder taking selfie can win you RM70,000 worth of prizes? Here's a good news I would like to share with my readers here especially to those who love taking selfies! *wide grin* Kiss Me has decided to reward all the princesses by giving away RM70,000 worth of prizes which includes Sony Xperia C3 smartphone, KISS ME products and Watsons VIP points!

Selfie anyone? *wide grin*

Last week, I happened to pass by the Kiss Me booth at Watsons One Utama wondering the huge crowd surrounding the booth area, I was curious to find out what was happening there. The mechanics of the contest is pretty simple. All you have to do is to take a selfie with any Kiss Me product with Sony Experia C3 located at 3 Kiss Me Selfie Stations at Watsons One Utama, Watsons Pavilion and Watsons Midvalley.

 
 Attached Sony Xperia C4 for the princesses to take selfie. (: 

This is how the interface of the Sony Xperia C4 smartphone looks like. Just follow the instructions on the screen and click the button to capture your selfie. If you are not happy with your selfie, you can always try again and capture number of times till you are satisfied. 


If you are happy with the selfie taken with the phone, you will be directed to a page where selfie number will be given by you to retrieve your selfie photo later. Remember to take down the selfie number so that you can enter the number in your phone later in order to enter the contest. You can also use QR reader to scan the QR code on the phone too.



After taking the selfie, you would even get rewarded with Kiss Me vouchers on the spot as tokens of appreciations from the Kiss Me Beauty Advisor based at the station. If you purchase Kiss Me products on the spot by using the voucher or without the voucher, you will have to write down your details (Name, IC, Contact No., and Email Address) at the back of the receipt and return to the beauty advisor. You are then entitled to enter weekly lucky draw to win Kiss Me products worth RM100 with 10 winners per week.

Kiss Me vouchers.

After that, go to the contest app here: https://www.facebook.com/KissMeMY/app and register yourself in the contest app. You are entitled to receive a mystery prize from Kiss Me. Submit your selfie by entering the selfie number that was given in the Sony Xperia C4 screen at the Kiss Me Selfie Station to retrieve your selfie. Remember to share the selfie on your Facebook to collect LIKES & SHARES. (P/s: Do ensure your selfie photo is set to PUBLIC)




The MOST LIKE each round will win Grand Prize which consists of:
  • Sony Xperia C3
  • 1 year supply of Kiss Me products
  • 100 000 Watsons points
The MOST SHARE each round will win 2nd Prize which consists of:
  • 1 year supply of Kiss Me products

Selfie time with Jacqueline and Li Chuen. Photo credits to Jacqueline. (:

Now that you guys have to take note on these dates if you want to join this Kiss Me Selfie Fixation Contest.

October
Taking selfie at stations: 1st October – 31st October 2014

Like gaining period: 1st October – 7th November 2014
Sharing period: 1st October – 7th November 2014

November
Taking selfie at stations: 1st November – 30th November 2014
Like gaining period: 1st November  – 7th December 2014
Sharing period: 1st November  – 7th December 2014
December:
Taking selfie at stations: 1st December – 31st December 2014
Like gaining period: 1st December 2014 – 7th January 2015
Sharing period: 1st December 2014 – 7th January 2015


A group photo with the bloggers who joined the contest too! :D
  
I have submited mine too. *wide grin* So, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and join the Kiss Me Selfie Fixation Contest! Let's get LIKES and gain SHARES!




For more info on the contest, visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/KissMeMY




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