A'bloom Is Born

Just like magic, Althea launches its latest star of a beauty product range, lovingly named A'bloom. And as one of Althea Angels, it is my birthright to attend the launch and to be among the first ones to see the newborn.

With a theme of Pastel and hosted at such a beautiful cafe of Softsrve Ice Cream, Dessert & Balloon Bar at Plaza Arkadia, it is a beauty gathering that I could not miss.
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A'bloom, A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster, A'bloom Mask, A'bloom Meringue Puff, Althea Korea, Angels Tour, Beauty by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
Even before I was selected as one of Althea Angels, I always find that the products sold by Althea were of international quality and very affordable. Most of all, I have never had any skin allergies or reactions towards the products too - thus my trust and love to anything Althea.

Befitting the theme of the launch party, Softsrve Ice Cream, Dessert & Balloon Bar was turned into a beautiful makeup room, complete with a brightly lit makeup table and the place was covered with pink Althea balloons all over. And Althea products were strategically placed and displayed at abundance throughout the cafe. 
As usual, Mamasan Tammy Lim prepared tasks to be done by all Althea Angels before we ushered in the latest additions to the Althea A'bloom beauty squad - the tasks that we all love to do! Of course, the task involves drinking and eating the specialities of Softsrve Ice Cream, Dessert & Balloon Bar such as its coffee, tea and waffles with ice cream! It was a task that everyone happily obliged and eagerly taking part in!
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A'bloom, A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster, A'bloom Mask, A'bloom Meringue Puff, Althea Korea, Angels Tour, Beauty by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
A'bloom, A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster, A'bloom Mask, A'bloom Meringue Puff, Althea Korea, Angels Tour, Beauty by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
A'bloom, A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster, A'bloom Mask, A'bloom Meringue Puff, Althea Korea, Angels Tour, Beauty by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
A'bloom, A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster, A'bloom Mask, A'bloom Meringue Puff, Althea Korea, Angels Tour, Beauty by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
A'bloom, A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster, A'bloom Mask, A'bloom Meringue Puff, Althea Korea, Angels Tour, Beauty by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
A'bloom, A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster, A'bloom Mask, A'bloom Meringue Puff, Althea Korea, Angels Tour, Beauty by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
A'bloom, A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster, A'bloom Mask, A'bloom Meringue Puff, Althea Korea, Angels Tour, Beauty by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
A'bloom, A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster, A'bloom Mask, A'bloom Meringue Puff, Althea Korea, Angels Tour, Beauty by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
 After speeches given, we were given time to explore the newly launched beauty products and tools of A'bloom - A'bloom Meringue Puffs (Giant & Baby), A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster and A'bloom Refreshing Skin Mask.

A specially dedicated post for the new stars will be up soon, so do stay tune beauty people!
Again, for all affordable and quality beauty items, just give Althea Korea a go and I know you will love shopping there too.
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012.280.1977

The Hustle [Movie Review]

Last weekend, I managed to squeeze some time after iftar with friends to watch the latest comedy flick, as we do not want to burden our thoughts by watching serious or horror flicks. 
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Hence, we watched The Hustle, featuring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.

SYNOPSIS
The Hustle  Trivia
  • Directed by: Chris Addison
  • Produced by: Roger Birnbaum, Rebel Wilson
  • Production companies: Pin High Productions, Cave 76 Productions, Camp Sugar Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Distributed by: United Artists Releasing (US), Universal Pictures 
  • Running time: 94 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13 (crude sexual content and language)
  • This is advertised as a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine and Glenne Headly. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is actually a remake of Bedtime Story (1964) with Marlon Brando, David Niven and Shirley Jones.
  • Because the film's PG-13 rating was originally an "R," Rebel Wilson had to go out and argue with the board that the film was no raunchier than similar comedies that had received PG-13 ratings featuring male actors. Her efforts prevailed.
  • Box Office: $27.2 million
  • Metascore:36
  • IMDb: 5.0/ 10
  • Tomatometer: 15%
Jospehine is a high-class con artist who swindles aristocrats of their luxuries and cash and lives in a villa in Beaumont-sur-Mer. Whereas Penny is a small-time con artist, preying upon men who will fall for her coaxing words for a simple meal and day-to-day cash.

Upon their fated meeting, both tried to outdo each other in every single meet right after. Sensing that Penny will not go away and will further become a hindrance to her 'job', Josephine agrees to take Penny in and teach her a classier way of conning people with a trick or two. 
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I could also vertical stripes, and look as beautiful as you, too
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I am blind, but I can feel
In the midst of coaching and mentoring, both think that one is better than the other. Both of them wants to be the best and to outdo Medusa, the notorious and legendary con artist. So, they made a wager that the first one that manages to pull a USD500K scam job will win the contest and the loser will have to leave town.

And they both set their eyes on a clueless young tech millionaire.
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Do you think I could use Grab for this airplane?
Who will succeed?

MY REVIEW
Plot: 4.7/ 5.0. You would think that you understand the movie and know how it ends. But you are wrong. The movie is light, funny and brilliant at the same time.  

Cast: 4.8/ 5.0. I agree to the cast members - they are magnificent!

Will I watch it again: Yes, I would!
The pictures are taken from IMDb and other sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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012.280.1977



Fresh From Farm Delicacies @ Goat2Go

When I received an invitation from Goat2Go to attend a fast-breaking session, I was a bit sceptical. 
What will the food be like - made of goat only?
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As always, my curiosity gets the best of me. So, there I was, in MAEPS, Seri Kembangan which is located just 20 minutes away from my place.

Goat2Go Farm is an urban farm that rears and sells goats and sheep. There is also an eatery known as Teknocafe that serves fresh meat from the farm itself. Operating from 10 am until 7 pm on weekdays (except Tuesdays) and until 9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, Goat2Go also have a mini petting zoo that allows the visitors to pet the animals. 

Location: Jalan MAEPS 4/3, Seri Kembangan

Reaching the place, I was pleasantly surprised by the vast greens that surround the cafe. I also love the fact that there were ample parking spaces for visitors. 

Making my way across the spacious dining hall, I saw the vast line-ups of food containers on the tables and live stations outside the hall. And the soft serenade from a busking group really set my mood for breaking fast. 
I was singing along and almost dancing to some of the songs too.

For live station food lovers, you'll be happy to know that the meat is fresh - like literally it was slaughtered at noon time of the same day before marinated and grilled to perfection for iftar.
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Another reason for my being there was because of the 100 dishes for iftar. For only RM59.90 (adult) and RM39.90 (children of 5 - 15 years old whereas below 5 years old is FOC), it is totally worth attending the buffet here as I want to try the 100 dishes! Below are some of the buffet.
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Goat2Go, Teknocafe, MAEPS, Juadah Berbuka Puasa, Bufet ramadan di Selangor, Bufet Ramadan Murah, Rawlins Eats,
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Goat2Go, Teknocafe, MAEPS, Juadah Berbuka Puasa, Bufet ramadan di Selangor, Bufet Ramadan Murah, Rawlins Eats,
As I am a dessert freak, I love that TeknoCafe serves different types traditional kueh and bubur. I literally had the dessert to my heart (and tummy) content!

For those with kids, visiting here during Ramadhan is the best time to enjoy the petting zoo as the entrance fee is only RM5 per kid. Let them kids enjoy nature in its best natural setting while you enjoy your break fast. 
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For more details and to know the updates, do check out the Facebook Page of Goat2Go and Goat2Go Website.
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I Love the Preloveds of Jalan Jalan Japan, M3 Mall

In the age of expensive things all around us, I love to surround myself with beautiful and GLAM things at low prices - fashion on a dime is my concept nowadays. 

Who has the cash to indulge in all those expensive items that will go out of style in a blink?

In my search for fashion on a dime, I came across a unique concept store where it sells all preloved items from Japan at a very low price. Still thinking that all these might be a PR gimmick and sceptical about the quality of the items, I immediately accepted the offer to be among the first to shop at the latest branch of the shop.
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Jalan-Jalan Japan is the name of the store. I bet all of you have heard about it.
So far, it has opened its branches in the following locations:

  • 1st Superstore @ Sky Park, One City, USJ
  • 2nd Superstore @ Shamelin Mall, Cheras, KL
  • 3rd Superstore @ CenterPoint, Seremban

I was invited for a shopping experience at the soon-to-be-opened 4th Jalan-Jalan Japan Superstore @ M3 Mall, Taman Melati, KL. Of course, I accepted the offer as I want to inspect the quality of the preloved items myself and see how low can the price go.

The idea behind Jalan-Jalan Japan Superstore originated from Japan (of course) where fashion changes very rapidly that fashion-conscious people need to let go of their last season items soonest to make way for new fashion. Another thing is because of the tight living spaces in Japan, so letting go is the best way. And letting go is a mean of giving away the preloved items to new owners, with a small amount of cash involved. 

When the store opened its door for us, we were greeted by young and energetic Sales Assistants and all seem eager to assist our shopping. 
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Jalan-Jalan Japan, Preloved, M3 Shopping Mall, Taman Melati, Fashion on a dime, preloved from Japan, Rawlins GLAM
Jalan-Jalan Japan, Preloved, M3 Shopping Mall, Taman Melati, Fashion on a dime, preloved from Japan, Rawlins GLAM
Jalan-Jalan Japan, Preloved, M3 Shopping Mall, Taman Melati, Fashion on a dime, preloved from Japan, Rawlins GLAM
Jalan-Jalan Japan, Preloved, M3 Shopping Mall, Taman Melati, Fashion on a dime, preloved from Japan, Rawlins GLAM
Jalan-Jalan Japan, Preloved, M3 Shopping Mall, Taman Melati, Fashion on a dime, preloved from Japan, Rawlins GLAM
Jalan-Jalan Japan, Preloved, M3 Shopping Mall, Taman Melati, Fashion on a dime, preloved from Japan, Rawlins GLAM
So, without wasting time, I went to scout the floor to strategize my shopping move as I intend to keep my shopping to a maximum of RM200 only. Literally running down the floor, I saw aisles of handbag section, footwear section, furniture section, clothing for men and women section, sporting goods section, childcare section and toys section.

So, I went immediately to the footwear section as I want to look for my social and formal footwear. I have difficulty finding shoes as I have small feet. After going through the racks, I found one particularly outstanding and beautiful shoes but does not fit into any of the categories that I have mentioned above. 
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How can I let this one go!
It is tall, in my size, very new as the heels are still intact, the inner is so clean and it cost me only RM20! I just took the boot off the rack - I might need them for my next event!

Next is for the outfit!
I have always been in love with samurai pants but always thought that I do not have the height to pull them off. I remembered walking in Tokyo in 2018 and saw guys going around in such pants and I thought to myself 'I want those pants!'.

And I was in luck! I found several of them. At first, I thought that I would fit into the S size pants, but thought better of it and get all in M size. So, here is my haul at the clothing section.
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Jalan-Jalan Japan, Preloved, M3 Shopping Mall, Taman Melati, Fashion on a dime, preloved from Japan, Rawlins GLAM
Jalan-Jalan Japan, Preloved, M3 Shopping Mall, Taman Melati, Fashion on a dime, preloved from Japan, Rawlins GLAM
Jalan-Jalan Japan, Preloved, M3 Shopping Mall, Taman Melati, Fashion on a dime, preloved from Japan, Rawlins GLAM
Jalan-Jalan Japan, Preloved, M3 Shopping Mall, Taman Melati, Fashion on a dime, preloved from Japan, Rawlins GLAM
Jalan-Jalan Japan, Preloved, M3 Shopping Mall, Taman Melati, Fashion on a dime, preloved from Japan, Rawlins GLAM
Going through the toys section, I thought that it would be better if I bring my nieces and nephews to choose their own toys here. And I will bring my mum and sisters to the handbag section so that they could have a field day of their own there.

My father? I think he will be happy at the furniture section or perhaps the bags section too - he might want to look for a waist bag to store his items.
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Doing my catwalk at the bags aisle, my eyes caught sight of a beautiful small luggage bag. Of course, it is in black. After checking out the condition of the bag, I just took it and the other items to the cashier. I have enough for the day and I literally could just go a hotel and check in for a two-day vacation as I have managed to find all the necessary outfit for the stay.

Stuffing my haul into the luggage, I only paid RM115 for all the items! That was well below under my budget!
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My thoughts about the shopping experience at Jalan-Jalan Japan Superstore @ M3 Mall, Taman Melati, KL
  • The store is huge, strategize your move
  • The choices are vast - take your time to get the best. You might find preloved items in very mint condition if you inspect carefully
  • I went through each aisle twice just to ensure I did not leave anything unchecked
  • There are display cabinets for branded preloved items - you may ask the SA to assist you with these items.
  • If I were to rate the quality of the preloved items here, I would say that 85%-95% in great condition.
  • Preloved = Last Seasons so do not expect to find the latest fashion items here.

Will I come again?
Of course. My cousins saw me wearing the samurai pants and when they know the price, they immediately booked my day so that we could attend the opening of the 4th Jalan-Jalan Japan Superstore @ M3 Mall, Taman Melati, KL on 18th May 2019.
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Can you hear me, or can't you?

At first, it was funny hearing two hearing-incapable guys talking to each other. At times, it seems like they were having a quarrel. As days go by, you started to feel a bit annoyed as both of them tend to do things differently, not as per discussed. 

Then you started to look for help and realised that your grandfather is deaf and your father is experiencing hearing loss. 

And the fact is that these two are totally different conditions, makes you kinda helpless as to how to assist both of them.
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hear.com a subsidiary of German-based audibene recently estimated about 2 million Malaysians currently suffer from hearing loss whether they realize it or not. Not to be mistaken with ‘deafness’, a condition where an individual experience ‘very little to no hearing at all’; ‘hearing loss’ refers to mild to the severe difficulty to hear

Contrary to the common belief that hearing loss only affects elderly people above the age of 65, hearing loss is a condition that can affect the society from as early as childbirth as babies may be born with the hereditary condition or physical defect that causes hearing loss.
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However, as society grows older, people with hearing loss problems grow younger. In Malaysia, there is a rising number of people between the age of 35 and 45 who are facing difficulties with their day-to-day activities resulted from hearing loss. This scenario has affected productivity at the workplace and human relationship with people around them. 

“We need to fight the stigma that says only old people suffer from hearing loss. People from this age group, 35 to 45 years old are at their peak stage of productivity, in both professional and personal contexts. At work, you are managing major projects or running a successful business. At home, you are parents to young children who need constant attention growing up,” said Alexander Evertz, Managing Director of hear.com in Malaysia. “We need to ensure that hearing loss does not affect how the society progresses, hence the urge to encourage people to seek assistance at an early stage to prevent degenerative effects in the long run when this issue goes untreated”.

Although there are various factors contributing to hearing loss, including ageing, infections, trauma and side effects from taking certain drugs, one should not discount the social factors such as the working environment. From working at a construction site to working at the airport hangar and even, working desk-bound while listening to music like most millennials do to drown noises around you, everybody is at a certain degree of risk to suffer from hearing loss. 
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Evertz added, there are no specific signs that are proven scientifically as symptoms of hearing loss. “When we speak to those people who come for a hearing test, we receive various feedbacks including some complaints from their family members on issues as simple as the television or music is switched on too loudly for an average person,” he said. “However, when you start to notice that you cannot catch up with conversation or distinguish spoken words and noises, that is a good indicator that you’re experiencing hearing loss. The best thing to do next is to get tested”. 

hear.com welcomes Malaysians to come for a free consultation and offers a 7-day risk-free trial where customers can try out world-class, high-quality German technology hearing aids with step-by-step guidance from professional audiologists at the comfort of their own home. This unique outreach system allows hear.com personnel to build stronger engagement with customers all over Malaysia to understand their hearing needs better. 
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The World Health Organization, WHO published a report on hearing loss estimating an annual global loss of USD 750 billion. Although there are no specific studies conducted in Malaysia to assess losses incurred from hearing loss, 24 out of 30 traffic policemen suffered from noise-induced hearing loss due to prolonged exposure to traffic noises from vehicles as published by Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2007. In 2016, the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, DOSH recorded more than 7,000 workers’ hearing have been affected in the workplace. In 2018, 60 to 70% of the 700 occupational-related illnesses reported in Johor were linked to hearing loss. 

“While the government has taken proactive measures to ensure employers provide a safe and healthy workplace for employees, we are concerned that the damage is already done and it’s time for intervention by offering solutions to these people so they can continue to contribute to the country’s economy,” said Evertz. The latest workforce data published by the Malaysian Department of Statistics in September 2018 revealed that there are close to 15 million people actively employed in various sectors across Malaysia. 

hear.com organizes free health talks across Malaysia regularly as part of their corporate social responsibility to create more awareness of hearing loss among Malaysians. They also welcome the public to try out their hearing aids to find out which one provides the best solution to their hearing problems.
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