Friday, August 26, 2016

10,000 participants in Great Eastern Genting King of the Mountain

 Last Saturday it was a day where my classmate and me had gone to RWG. Do you know that they are ten thousand people signed up for the obstacle course event that is Great Eastern Genting King of the Mountain but hundreds more joined in for the camaraderie of the day? There was no doubt the event held at The Ranch @ Gohtong Jaya recently was a huge success.

Not only was the number of participants bigger than last year's 8,500; the event that inspired togetherness was a heartwarming picture of people in solidarity while in the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. The air was thick with excitement, and the participants that gathered in teams were visually striking, each team with their very own theme colour in terms of racing outfits.

Evidently raring to go, the participants nevertheless had time for picture taking. They were cheered on by a crowd of enthusiastic onlookers at the starting line where participants were flagged off every half an hour by the deejay in charge.
teamwork is important, they help each other to climb over


Dato Koh Yaw Hui, the Director and Chief Executive Officer of Great Eastern Life, summed up the event perfectly: “In fulfilling Great Eastern's brand aspirations as a life insurance company, we hope to inspire Malaysians to live healthier, better and longer. As the title sponsor for Great Eastern Viper Challenge 2016, we recognise how the challenging obstacle course can motivate everyone, especially our youth, to adopt a healthier lifestyle in every way—physically and mentally.

“The event not only promotes a well-balanced and holistic idea of good health but also emotional wellness to foster camaraderie and teamwork.”

This is the second year running that Resorts World Genting was involved with the King of the Mountain event along with Viper Challenge. Kevin Tann, Vice President of Promotions & Entertainment of Resorts World Genting, was understandably happy to be involved in the event, describing it as “arguably the best obstacle course event in Malaysia because it combines great obstacles, good weather and a finishing
festival.”

Tann said, “The fact that tickets were sold out early and we had a bigger number of participants than before shows how urbanites find the event very appealing. It is exercise for the mind, body and spirit; recreation that enhances one's mental, physical and spiritual well-being. And that's because not only
does it promote healthy living; the community spirit it fosters is something we should all be proud of.
“There is surely nothing more positive than families and friends coming together to have fun while getting a good workout and connecting with other people. It is heartening for us at Resorts World
Genting to be part of such a huge community event.”

Best obstacle course event
Like usual, the Viper Challenge this year posed some daunting manmade obstacles but trust the spirited participants to take it all in their stride. They took on the obstacle course that spanned over a 10-kilometre route covering a landscape filled with crooked pathways and rugged terrain. They were tested physically as well as mentally—and how they enjoyed the huffing and puffing!

Obstacles such as Peg Wall and Cargo Net Climb provided the best upper body workout while Rotating Cubes and Water Net Crawl were no less challenging and required good skills and technique.
But the other seemingly less challenging obstacles like Tyre Run were as daunting, requiring the participants to negotiate their way through hundreds of tyres spread out over the ground. It wasn't easy to manoeuvre this obstacle and many stumbled their way through but their excitement was palpable— everybody was having fun.

What do the participants themselves have to say about the event?
Among the multicultural teams that took part was Team Real Steel that included 28-year-old Austin from the US who is hard of hearing. Austin, who has worked for a number of years in Malaysia, had participated in other Viper Challenge events but it was the first time he was involved in one held in Genting Highlands. Austin didn't let his handicap get in the way, describing the challenge as “tiring but amazing.”

As befitting a fun event, Team YOLO brought a lot of humour along with them, saying YOLO stands for “You Only Live Once.” Team leader Erica hails from Penang but the team comprises fitness enthusiasts from all over the country—including Johor, Malacca and Pahang.

The team best embodied the spirit of sportsmanship at the event. Clad in yellow T-shirts, the team members never ceased actively motivating each other with chants. The team work displayed was clear to see and at every obstacle, the group members waited for their team mates to finish before moving on to the next challenge. “We never leave our team mates behind,” was how Erica put it.
Equally exemplary was the High School Buddy Friends Group from Malacca that was also involved in last year's race. Twenty-seven-year-old Speedy said his team “couldn't get enough of the challenge and thus came back for more adventure.”

He added, “Compared to last year, this year's event seems more participant-friendly and we saw improvement, which is good.”

Carnival atmosphere complete with music and food
It was not only weekend warriors that got to derive enjoyment from the event; there were many who turned up just to soak in the carnival atmosphere. And of course, for them the other attractions—the food and music—helped make the event memorable. The unique sight of so many food trucks in one place alone must have excited many people, as did the Grilled Chicken with Firewood that was presented “tall tower and campfire style.”

The colourful food trucks adding to the carnival atmosphere sold all types of food, including Big Hug Burgers, Curbside Cantina (selling Mexican food), The Backyard Chef (Chicken Chop, Fish & Chips and Ice Cream), Planet Gergazi (hotdogs), and Lokka Cafe (sandwiches, sausages, hotdogs, juices and teas).
There were also trucks selling desserts and sweets, namely Pancake on Wheel, Pocky, Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream, and Juice Buzz. Beverages including beer were also aplenty.
grilled chicken

If you like to eat, how about mooncake do you like them?
Check out my blog post on the RWG new mooncake flavour, click on the link to read.

Providing music entertainment were the Double Aze comprising Allan G. Murillon and Albert Sirimal, with their gentle harmonies and acoustic numbers. The other performer was vocalist June Wong who was accompanied by her keyboardist friend. With her smooth vocals, Wong easily got the crowd to sit back and relax as she delivered some contemporary numbers.

I also went to the Tribute to 4 Heavenly Kings, you can click on the link to view it.


For more information, please call 03-27181118 or go to www.rwgenting.com.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Shogun dinner on last Sunday

Last Sunday dinner with friend Peggy, she is nephew's kaima. He's going to further study and work in China next month so she treats dinner at Shogun, Sunway Pyramid.

Then she bought toys for my sons at Toys R Us as my son promised to eat rice. She offers to buy him toys as knowing he doesn't like to eat rice at all. So he ate 3 spoonful of rice while crying.

Both sons so happy and have started playing their toys. Lego toys is the choice of my eldest son, while youngest son chosen the Dino Power Ranger toy.

We reached home late at night as the mall closed at 10pm and many people rushing back home on that hour. Usually my youngest would sleep at 8pm as he needs to wake up early for kindergarten next day.

Talking about toys, wanna know which toys auntie Peggy have bought them? Do click on the link to view it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

About Professor Shirasawa


Dr. Takuji Shirasawa is one of Japan’s leading scientists. He is the Professor of Ageing Control Medicine at Dokkyo Medical University, Department of Physiology; Medical School of the University of Michigan, Neurology. He obtained his Ph.D. in immunology at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine and has been researching molecular pathology and the molecular genetics of gerontology for the past 20 years. He is the Director of the Japan Anti-Ageing Association, Japan Biogerontology and Biorehabilitation Association. He is the Editor of the Journal of Neuroscience Research. His research interests include the molecular biology of ageing and gerontology, the molecular genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease, and telomere research. He is regarded as one of Japan’s top specialists in preventive medicine for aging and has written over 230 books becoming the most published doctor in Japan. Over 3 million copies of his anti-ageing books have been sold in Japan and many books have been translated and published abroad.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

ROHTO® COOL EYE DROPS FOR BEAUTIFUL EYES

Rohto® eye drops range
Good afternoon, how's everyone doing this Monday. 
Everyone has got their busy lifestyle, don't forget that we need to drink more water on these hot weather. From health and wellness to skin care and make up, looking good is an effort in which we often spend most of our time to pull the perfect look-of-the-day. 

But, do we put in the same effort in making ourselves feel good at the same time?

In this digitally-inclined era, people spend long hours in front of computers, laptops, TVs and mobile devices which eventually lead to strained and dry-eyes. Not only the growing reliance on digital devices strains our eyes, eye irritation also stems from environmental irritants like smoke, dust, haze and air condition which further contribute to more conditions ranging from simple to complex. Hence, you may want to consider finding ways to give your weary eyes a break, or simply instil a few droplets of Rohto® eye drops to effectively retain moisture as well as to provide soothing relief for dry, irritated eyes. No kidding, I often need to drive my kids in these hot weather and often under the sun, I know it's important of eye care.

ROHTO® AQUA Tired Eye Relief - Gentle & Moisturizing
ROHTO® AQUA Tired Eye Relief - Gentle & Moisturizing.  Moisturizes, refreshes and provides gentle soothing relief to: * Dry, strained and tired eyes due to prolonged exposure to TV/computer usage. Effectively retains moisture and natural tear in eyes. * Dryness and eye discomfort due to wearing of contact lenses with protective moisturizing veil. * Minor eye irritations due to smog, dust, wind, sun glare and chlorinated water by giving soothing relief. * Blurred vision. It is suitable for usage with or without contact lenses.

“At Rohto®, we believe that developing a daily eye care routine is essential for everyone, especially in the technology-driven society whereby we are always on-the-go, with long hours in front of computers, TVs and mobile devices, and other environmental irritants, contributing to more incidents of eye fatigue. We constantly drive to deliver the best to our customers. In this case, we are really excited to introduce Rohto® Cool Eye Drops to the Malaysian market. With its unique cooling relief properties, the eye drop is an effective solution and the perfect addition to your daily eye care regime,” said Ms. Lim Mei Yuen, General Manager of Rohto-Mentholatum.


ROHTO® DRY AID Advanced Dry Eye Relief - Restores Moisture
ROHTO® DRY AID Advanced Dry Eye Relief - Restores Moisture It effectively relieves dry eye symptoms and enables long lasting relief.
With the advanced formula, it soothes irritated eyes and restores balance of the 3 layers of tear film: (1) Oil Layer (Sesame Oil) To prevent evaporation of tears
(2) Water Layer (Hypromellose) To provide moisturization
(3) Mucin Layer (Polyoxyethylene Polyoxypropylene Glyycol)
To enable tears to stay on the surface of the eyes It is only suitable for non-contact lens wearer.
 Rohto® ensures consistent safety and quality through strong governance and compliance to applicable regulations and standards. Rohto® Cool Eye Drops and other variants are carefully formulated by eye care specialists in full compliance with FDA’s over-the counter Ophthalmic Drug Products Monograph, manufactured under Goods Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and ISO 13485 standard guidelines to ensure the product is safe and effective for minor eye irritations or dryness.


Each ingredient is filtered and sterilized, from the bottle to the cap and nozzle through gamma sterilization or electron beam sterilization. The process from filling to packing is fully automated and conducted by machines to ensure complete product hygiene. It uses HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter for air-conditioning during the manufacturing process, under a controlled environment (ISO 14644 Grade A) whereby the classification of the air cleanliness in the surrounding vicinity is at the highest standard of safety and quality.

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ROHTO® COOL Tired Eye Relief
ROHTO® COOL Tired Eye Relief - Cool & Refreshing Moisturize, Refresh and Provide Immediate cooling relief to: * Dry, strained and tired eyes due to prolonged exposure to TV/computer usage. Effectively retains moisture and natural tear in eyes. * Dryness and eye discomfort due to wearing of contact lenses with protective moisturizing veil. * Minor eye irritations due to smog, dust, wind, sun glare and chlorinated water by giving soothing relief. * Blurred vision. It is suitable for usage with or without contact lenses.
Keep one bottle in my bag, where ever I go, used it when I need it.

When it comes to vision health, eye drops play a huge role for healthier and refreshing comfort through the day. Introduced by Rohto®, the number-one global eye care brand¹, Rohto® Cool Eye Drops comes with a unique cooling formula that provides you with an instant cooling sensation which soon fades to be replaced by a totally refreshing feeling for your eyes. 

Unlike other variants of eye drops that are available off-the-shelf, the cooling formula aids in producing more natural tears that help to soothe your eyes and reduce eye fatigue by increasing perceived image clarity.

The Rohto® Cool Eye Drop is priced at RM16.90 (inclusive of GST) per bottle and available in leading pharmacies and hypermarkets nationwide. If you are shopping for eye drops, check these out as the eye drops are conveniently packaged in an innovative, transparent, slim and sleek bottle that has a non-squirting, single-drop dispenser said to be the only packaging of its kind in the market. Formulated to be contact lens-friendly, the eye drops are compatible with or without contact lenses. 


For more information, visit www.rohtoeyedrops.com.my


¹ Euro Monitor International Limited, Consumer Health Eye Care definition. Retail Value Share, 2015 Data.

Friday, April 8, 2016

April so soon!

Yeah been busy and I was sick, this 2 weeks I didn't go any events. It's tiring when you are sick. I cannot go as I am not well, fever, cough and flu at the same time. No just that, body is feeling tired especially hands and legs. Not just me, even my dear is sicked so he was MC for 2 days. During the 2 days I need to send son to school early morning. Also fetching my sons, nobody like being sick.

The illness of fever has passed to two nephews. Both brother took turn to have fever/cough.

I was told that fever can transmit to another person easily. It was no joke, it started with my Lo then me, then my eldest son, then dear, then sis-in-law, then nephews.

Important to take care of your health no matter what.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Malaysia’s first Nickelodeon themed attraction is now open!

The official launch closed with a daylight fireworks display which added
to the excitement for all the guests at Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon.
NICKELODEON FINDS MALAYSIAN HOME IN SUNWAY LAGOON
Malaysia’s first Nickelodeon themed attraction is now open!

Discover a hidden world covering ten acres of lush tropical rainforest within a jungle previously “lost” to the public! This is now a reality as Sunway and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) announce the opening of the first Nickelodeon themed attraction in Asia, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon in Sunway Lagoon in Malaysia.


The launch was attended by guest of honour, Selangor Chief Minister, Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali; Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri, Dr. Jeffrey Cheah; Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M. Hashim, Sunway Group deputy chairman and Mark Whitehead, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, VIMN Asia. Attendees at the launch event were privy to a showcase of fireworks and the iconic Nickelodeon green slime that marked the opening of the park to the public.

 From (L-R): Patrick Star; SpongeBob SquarePants; Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali, 
Chief Minister Of Selangor; Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M.Hashim, 
Deputy Chairman of Sunway Group; Elizabeth Wong, Selangor Executive Council; 
Mark Whitehead, Executive Vice President & Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia; 
Hannah Yeoh, Subang Jaya Assemblywoman; Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group; 
and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pose for a group photo just after the official launch of Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon.
 No stone was left unturned in the creation of the Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon which boasts 14 immersive attractions, some of which are themed with Nickelodeon's hit properties, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Visitors to Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon can expect an exhilarating experience thanks to interactive play areas, which use the latest in reactive technology in addition to a daily signature slime event, a variety of waterslide rides, retail shops, games and a myriad of food service establishments and more.
Datuk Aznil bin Haji Nawawi and Amber Chia posing with 
the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon launch.
True to its name, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon promises to be an explorer’s dream right from the start. Climbing “ancient temple” steps, explorers will pass pineapple columns and intricate carvings leading all the way up to a magnificent SpongeBob SquarePants structure. The adventure continues with geysers, sprouting water cannons, walks along cascading falls, and gooey moments with the signature green slime.


Running deeper into the forest are suspended bridges over rivers, more thrilling wet and wild activities as well as gravity defying rides that twist around trees and hills. Breath-taking views greet visitors who choose to dine and relax by the Lakeside restaurant. They might even have the chance to meet and greet their favourite Nickelodeon characters. Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon is an attraction suitable for all ages.

 Amber Chia at Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon media launch.
 “This park is a fantastic addition to Sunway Lagoon and one that will greatly boost the appeal of Selangor as a tourist destination. Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon perfectly complements Selangor’s existing array of attractions and will also be a boon to the nation’s growing tourism industry,” said Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali, Chief Minister of Selangor.


Built with an investment of more than RM100 million, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon is the result of a joint initiative between Sunway Group and VIMN, lending yet another layer of top-notch family-based fun to Sunway Lagoon’s five existing parks, which include its Water Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Interactive Wildlife Park and Lynton V Harris Scream Park.
 From (L-R): Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Ramon V. Navaratnam, 
Corporate Advisor of Sunway Group; Mark Whitehead, 
Executive Vice President & Managing Director of 
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia; 
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M.Hashim, 
Deputy Chairman of Sunway Group; Elizabeth Wong, 
Selangor Executive Council; Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali, 
Chief Minister Of Selangor; Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, 
Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group; Hannah Yeoh, Subang Jaya Assemblywoman; 
and HC Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Shopping Malls & Theme Parks 
at the official launch of Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon at Sunway Lagoon
 “We are pleased to have worked with Viacom International Media Networks in bringing the first ever Nickelodeon themed attraction to Malaysia. This is only made possible following the ongoing strong relationship developed between Sunway and VIMN over the years through our many other strategic collaborations,” said Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M. Hashim, Deputy Chairman of Sunway Group.


Sunway Lagoon was named Asia’s Best Attraction by International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) four years in a row since 2007.


Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali, 
Chief Minister Of Selangor hits the gong as the other VIPs looked 
on to mark the official launch of the Asia’s First Themed Land, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon.
“Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon will enable kids and families in Malaysia and around Southeast Asia to connect with our brand and Nickelodeon’s iconic characters in a unique and meaningful way that will further deepen their relationship with Nickelodeon,” said Mark Whitehead, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Asia. “Sunway Lagoon’s expertise has made them an ideal partner and we are delighted to make it Nickelodeon’s Asia debut as we further expand the Nickelodeon brand in the region”, he added.


Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon opens to the public on 3 February 2016. The opening hours will be from 10:00am to 6:00pm every Monday to Sunday. Enjoy the many attractions on offer at RM150 for those aged 12 years and above, and RM120 for those below the age of 12 years.


More information can also be obtained at Sunway Lagoon’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SunwayLagoonMalaysia or by calling the park at +603-5639 0000.

About Sunway Lagoon
The 88-acre Sunway Lagoon is truly one of a kind. Step inside and you’ll discover a magical kingdom of pure fun and excitement. Experience the wonders of over 80 rides and attractions spread across Water Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Wildlife Park and Lynton V. Harris’ Scream Park. True to its ‘Asia’s Best Attraction’ fame, the multi-park is also home to the World’s First Waterplexx 5D and also the World’s Largest Water Ride - Vuvuzela, its latest attraction to date. Open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm, other worthy attractions include the World’s Largest Man-Made Sandy Surf Beach, Malaysia’s First Interactive Zoo, Asia’s Longest Flying Fox Trail, Lynton V Harris’ Scream Park – a live interactive ‘scare’ attraction and one of the Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridges in Malaysia.


About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company’s portfolio includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Nickelodeon's brands reach 1.1 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 160 countries and territories, via more than 80+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit www.nick-asia.com.


About Viacom International Media Networks
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, and more. Viacom brands reach more than 3.4 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/VIMN_PR. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com, blog.viacom.com and the Viacom Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.


About Sunway Group
Established in 1974, Sunway Group is a leading property-construction conglomerate in Malaysia with 12 business divisions across 50 locations worldwide and a 14,000-strong employee base. Our businesses encompass Property, Construction, Hospitality, Retail, Leisure, Commercial, Trading & Manufacturing, Building Materials, Quarrying, Healthcare, Education and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).

Sunway Group continues to champion CSR through three key areas of focus namely Education, Healthcare and Community Aid, Reach-out and Enrichment (C.A.R.E.) projects.
For more information on Sunway, please visit www.sunway.com.my

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

MDCC Rings in 2016 with Starlit Countdown‏

A spectacular fireworks display lit up the night sky to celebrate the start of a brand new year.
Happy New Year to all my friends and readers. How do you spend the last year during countdown?
On the new year eve 2015, Mutiara Damansara Commercial Centre (MDCC) drew huge crowd to its annual countdown.

Sweet songbird Suki Low charmed the audience with her powerful vocals and charismatic presence.

MDCC comprising the Curve, eCurve, and IPC Shopping Centre, gives shoppers a long night entertainment. It's good to know that everyone enjoy themselves in the night. The night was a great fun with groovy music, courtesy of a star-studded lined-up featuring some of local Malaysian's most favourite and popular acts. The evening was hosted by dynamic duo Ben and Hafiz, whose comedic talents kept the crowd entertained.

A running start into 2016 - Winners of the MDCC Costume Nite Run pose for a group shot together with the Curve's General Manager Jazmi Kamarudin [far left] and eCurve's Centre Manager Azizul Hisham Ahmad [far right].
The MDCC annual 2nd annual New Year's Fun eve fun run, this year themed Costume Nite Run.
Above you can see the winners of the MDCC Costume Nite Run, nice costumes like Mario, Star War, and Pirates, you can click on the photo to see what other costumes. 

It's such a nice count down there at MDCC, can't wait for this year. Let's mark our calendar for their upcoming run or countdown.