Butterfly Project 6th Birthday Party Brings Out The Best, and here's why

I know that pulling off any event and make it successful could be a stressful chore. And to have to be able to pull it off every single year is a multitude of greatness too.

As the Mamasan of all magical beings has said 'it takes a village' to have been to pull it off every single time, Ms Tammy Lim and her team managed to bring crΓ¨me de la crΓ¨me to the party. I know for a fact that I would have had so many stress ulcers in my mouth if I were in Tammy's place - to plan the party, to get sponsors to partake, to get participation and many more aspects to think of to hold such a huge event. 

Salute to Mamasan Tammy Lim and her team!

After having had the privilege to attend a few events held by Ms Tammy Lim, I could conclude that these are the recipes that Mamasan has been using to ensure that all her events a huge success, especially the current 6th Birthday Celebration for the Butterfly Project.

1) Have a grandeur theme 

Attending a themed party is always an excuse for me to make up and dress up. Heck! I just try to find any excuse to dress up and makeup hahaha. This year's theme is Floral Garden so I chose to attend the event as the Royal Peacock God (I just made that up hahaha). Thanks to my friends who gave me the idea and dressed me up. I also have to thank my entourage (Jae, Anggerek and Faisal) for assisting me in dressing up, driving me to the party venue and picking me up again once the event ended.
As usual, the Butterflies are such sporting crowd as every single magical being turned up as beautiful as a blooming flower in a vast carefully tended garden. Imagine every single soul of 100 butterflies arriving in their most glorified Floral theme outfit. 

2) Lavish decoration everywhere

First, I have to applaud the team for the choice of the venue. Vilej Damansara is the best party hall to hold an event - with such vast space and high ceiling, one could literally put up any decoration, no matter how tall and huge it would be. 
Kudos to the decoration team and sponsors (The Blossom Balloons for the beautiful balloons and Avant Garde Blooms for the amazing flower arrangements on the table) for bringing in the garden into the hall and making it magical and very insta-worthy! We as the magical beings of the Butterfly Project certainly felt at home with all these decorations.

3) Prepare a feast for magical beings

It is always a question that most people a hesitant to answer 'where or what to eat' right? 

And when it involves magical creatures descending from wherever they are to Earth to attend the 6th Butterfly Project Birthday party, JomParty had it right!
Look at all the spread of the grand feast that JomParty had prepared. It was a mix of fine dining and comfort food at its best and nobody was complaining. The feast was abundance and I like the fact that Lydia (owner of JomParty) and her staff were so fast in replenishing the food (we magical creatures eat a lot and fast).

4) Roll out engaging activities

Have you ever attended an event where the activities were near non-existent or almost put everyone to sleep?

That is one thing that will not be happening during an event with the Butterfly Project. The members were chatty much that at some points, the amazing and beloved all-time emcee, Leonard Dee have to force everyone to settle down and divert their attention to his announcements. 
The crowd were pleasantly engaged during the party when the Comedy Queen of Malaysia, Ms Joanne Kam shared her anecdotes about Malaysians and their antics. Everybody was laughing like nobody business at her jokes - she certainly carries her title well.
Befitting the theme of Floral Garden, Avant Garde Blooms transformed the hall into a magical garden. And then we were given the freedom to pick the blooms of our choice and craft it into our floral crown. With some guidance from Avant Garde Blooms staff, everybody was royalty with their own crown.

5) Bearing gifts

No one ever leaves empty-handed from the Butterfly Project's events. EVER.
This time around, everyone was showered with gifts - luxurious ones too. Be it on the chair or the table - the gifts are everywhere. Thanks to the amazing gift bearers [Yves Rocher, Macarons by MadeleineJomPartyAvant Garde BloomsThe Blossom BalloonsT-Sticks Malaysia & Butterfly Project].

The magical beings were pleased with the offerings. Haha.
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And such were the recipes for the success of event management carried out by Mamasan Tammy Lim and her entourage of hardworking assistants as per concluded by my power of deduction. 
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Happy 6th Birthday to the most magical, adventurous and beautiful mythical and mystical beings of the Butterfly Project.

For many more years to come. 

Rawlins GLAM 
012.280.1977

GLAM Staycation @ Sunway Velocity Hotel

It has been quite some time since I took a vacation. But the thing is, with my current job, I can't afford to take the time off from the office.

So, what do we do? STAYCATION ie staying in town for a vacation. 
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Me being me, I chose to stay in the city area but the traffic has to be tolerable and every single favourite place is nearby.

So, I chose to stay at SUNWAY VELOCITY HOTEL where it is just an 11-minute walk from a subway station, 4 km from landmark Merdeka Square, 5 km from the 88-storey Petronas Towers and it is connected to the Sunway Velocity Mall. I would say a prime location to explore KL!
Sunway Velocity Hotel, Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. | TEL: +603 2726 3988 | FAX: +603 2726 3989
With all these amazing places within reach, you would say that I will be running around town exploring them. But NO. It was a staycation, so I will be staying in the hotel, enjoying all the facilities and eat all I can!

A vast lobby greeted me with fresh scented air and the happy smiling faces of the staff upon my arrival. The check-in was smooth and the staff even told me to try their latest tea-time specials available at Kaffeinate cafe at level 5. 
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GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
The room was spacious. One of my friends forgotten to bring his toothbrush and he was so thankful that Sunway Velocity Hotel has the set in the bathroom.

Once I have done hanging my clothes in the room, I went down to Kaffeinate to try their tea-time specials. And from the pictures below, I know you can tell that I was a happy customer too. For the tea-time menu, they have a choice of juice and hot drinks, that comes with a croissant or its choice of a slice of the best cake available. As you can see, I chose to have the latte with a croissant and my friend chose to have the juice with the delicious and fluffy New York Cheese Cake. 
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GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
Me being an avid movie-goer managed to force my friends to catch a movie at the theatre at Sunway Velocity Mall. We booked tickets for a 10 pm show.

In the meantime, as we have had very filling tea-time snacks, we decided to visit the fitness center and the pool on Level 16. My friend, who is a workout freak, in return, forced me to run a good 30 minutes on the treadmill while he was doing body toning and some weight lifting. "That's for the latte that you have just had," he said to me.

After the running session, I just couldn't stop myself from dipping into the swimming pool. It has that infinity pool feel. So, I decided to take a few videos and pictures here too.
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GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
After the movie, my friends and I decided to play rounds of Uno Attack before hitting the hay.

I almost missed Fajr prayer as the bed was so comfortable and the room was so silent that made me wanted to stay in bed longer. But when my tummy started growling, I know it was time to raid the breakfast at Kaffeinate on Level 5.
It was a full house when I arrived. I scouted the floor to find what I wanted and of course, I settled for nasi lemak, first! And there were more helpings after that - dim sums, noodles, fruits and coffees. I was there until I can't stuff any more food.
GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
GLAM Staycation, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kaffeinate, good food, good hotel, infinity pool, Rawlins GLAM
After another swim in the beautiful pool, sadly it was time for me to check out from the amazing Sunway Velocity Hotel and return to my old crib.

I need more staycation, just like this one, and soon. Owh. Here is the video of stayycation for your eyes only.
Rawlins GLAM
012.280.1977

Get More, Pay Less during Shopee Men's Sale

We have just celebrated Hari Raya and I know a few of my friends are already looking forward to the next payday because we all cannot help it when the malls were having sales events at malls to welcoming Raya and we were 'forced' to partake in the sales too. Hahaha.

Fret not guys as now you can still shop at the best value for your cash. Get ready and do not lose out on exciting deals at Shopee Men’s Sale from 13 June to 23 June 2019.  Shopee Men’s Sale peaks at 20 June and Shopee have so many amazing offers you to get more but pay less.
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RM1 Deals That You Would Not Believe
Yes, high value items like Samsung Galaxy A70, Nescafe coffee machine, HP laptop, Sharp Smart UHT TV 45” and Fossil watch can be yours for RM1. All you need to do is keep checking the daily calendar of RM1 deals on Shopee.

Shopee’s Pasti Menang: One or Not, or Your Money Back guarantees your RM1 will be refunded into your credit card or Shopee wallet if you are not the selected buyer. So, basically, no one loses here!

Lowest Price Guaranteed For You Guys
Shopee’s Lowest Price Guaranteed electronics collection page features gadgets, sports equipment, home appliances and more with the lowest price in the market. If you find similar items that are cheaper outside of Shopee, Shopee’s Pasti Murah: Electronics, Lowest Price Guaranteed feature ensures that you will be rewarded with 120% of the price difference. With this feature, you do not need to worry that you are not getting the best deal, because you are.

Shopee Gets What You Want
Shopee has a diverse collection of electronics for men. You can be sure to find what you want because Shopee’s Pasti Ada: Electronics, Find & Be Rewarded will find it for you. All you need to do is submit your Pasti Ada claims for items not listed on Shopee. 

If Shopee is unable to find your item, you will be compensated up to 10,000 Shopee Coins, subject to terms and conditions. Now, I think I will let my brother know about this challenge and we could split the coins later. 
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Get More Than Discounts
You get more from your money when you use Shopee Coins, discount vouchers and free shipping voucher when you spend RM40 and above. 

Shopee makes sure you do not run out of Shopee Coins with Shopee Quiz. At 12.00 pm each weekday, you can play Shopee Quiz by answering eight questions on general knowledge. You stand a chance to win from the pool prize of up to two million Shopee coins when you answer all correctly. You will get an extra life when you refer a friend to join
Shopee Quiz.

Make sure to check out Shopee Live to know the latest products and reviews from brands daily. Watch well-known celebrities and influencers including the famous Mobile Legends team Shopee Bosskurr as they host the shows and give away irresistible vouchers so you can use for your next purchase. To know more or watch the replay, check Shopee Live on the app.

Shopee is running a campaign for all Marvel fans who are Maybank Visa, Master and Debit cardholders. Spend RM200 and above on Shopee in a single transaction for a chance to redeem two of 12 exclusive Marvel’s Avengers medallions to add to your superhero collection. Campaign ends 30 June 2019.

To get in on Shopee Men’s Sale’s crazy deals, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/mens-sale

Rawlins GLAM
012.280.1977

Aladdin [Movie Review]

Growing up watching the cartoon 'Aladdin', I would say that I know the lyrics by heart.

Arabian nights
Like Arabian days
More often than not are hotter than hot
In a lot of good ways
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So, it is by default that I watch the movie when it airs.
A fact: Aladdin is a musical fantasy film directed by Guy Ritchie, so expect a lot of singing ok.

SYNOPSIS
Aladdin Trivia
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Produced by: Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich
  • Production companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Rideback, Marc Platt Productions
  • Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures
  • Running time: 128 minutes
  • Rating: PG (action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements)
  • This is Will Smith's first Disney Movie.
  • Will Smith said that he was "terrified" while playing the character, but that "[he] found a lane that pays homage" to Robin Williams' performance in the original film, while still making the role "[his] own thing".
  • Budget: $183 million
  • Box Office: $255.8 million
  • Metascore:54
  • IMDb: 7.4/ 10
  • Tomatometer: 58%
Aladdin, a young street urchin saves and befriends Princess Jasmine, who has snuck out of the palace. He then shows Princess Jasmine his place that overlooks the vast of Agrabah. Princess Jasmine hides her true identity and identifies herself as Dalia, the handmaiden of Princess Jasmine.

Meanwhile, Jafar was seen ushering a man into the Cave of Wonders, in the hope that the man will help him finding the lamp. The man fails and this makes him agitated. He has to find the right person to enter the cave and bring back the lamp that will assist him in his quest of becoming the Sultan.
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Don't worry. I will find tickets for us to balik kampung
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Wow! You are easily impressed
When Aladdin sneaks into the palace to meet with Princess Jasmine and to return the bracelet, he was caught by Jafar's men when he was exiting the place. Jafar brings him to the cave to retrieve the lamp. In the cave, Aladdin rescues the trapped magical carpet.

Abu, Aladdin's pet monkey who loves everything shiny, couldn't keep his hands to himself and pick up a huge bloodred jewel that causes the cave to shook. With the carpet's help, both Aladdin and Abu try to escape the cave. Jafar offers to help but as soon as he gets the lamp, Jafar steps on Aladdin's finger that causes him to fall deeper into the cave. 
Aladdin, Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Nasim Pedrad,  Blue Genie, Flying carpet, Movie Review by Rawlins, Comedy, Fantasy, Rawlins GLAM
Oh my. I am a puppet now?
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Shiny. So shiny. 
Abu was fast to get the lamp back from Jafar.
Aladdin rubs the lamp and out a blue genie from it, promising to grant Aladdin his three wishes.

Aladdin's life-changing adventure starts here with Genie, Abu and the flying carpet. Be prepared to laugh, cry and also some actions throughout this musical fantasy film.
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Never see a blue genie before?
Will Genie be able to assist Aladdin in achieving his dreams?

MY REVIEW
Plot: 4.7/ 5.0 Nothing new, as the storyline is the same as the one before this and as it was in the cartoon. Some differences - Jafar wants to invade a nearby country and not marry Princess Jasmine, Iago doesn't really speak, Princess Jasmine wants to become Sultan. And why do I feel like I was watching a Bollywood movie instead of a Middle East-influenced movie?
Expect to laugh a lot. And it helps if you remember the lyrics too.

Cast: 4.9/ 5.0 Will Smith as Genie is hilarious. Mena as Aladdin and Naomi as Princess Jasmine was very convincing. I also love Nasim as Dalia - she is one funny lady.

Will I watch it again: I will, to accompany my nephews and nieces.
The pictures are taken from IMDb and other sources on the Internet. Thank you.

Rawlins GLAM
012.280.1977

Are you ready for Boyzone's 'Thank you and Goodnight Farewell' Tour?

Growing up in the '80s and '90s means that you have grown in the era of fun and the enthusiasm leading to the year 2000. And it is also hard not to notice the explosion of boys bands everywhere in the world! 

When 'Love me for a reason' by Boyzone first aired, I instantly hooked up! I don't even care when my father said that the original version by The Osmonds was better because I was (and still am) loving their version is much better. And I have been their fan ever since. 

I love singing When You Say Nothing At All by Ronan Keating whenever I go to the karaoke.
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So when I learnt that Boyzone will be doing their "Thank you and Goodnight Farewell" Tour in Malaysia this coming June, I am over the moon! And this particular concert will be their last show too! How can I let go of the chance to attend their curtain-call show!

What I heard that Boyzone will be performing some of their greatest hits including “When You Say Nothing At All,” “No Matter What” and “Love Me For A Reason.” which happens to be my all-time favourite songs!

“When we started out as five young Dublin Northsiders, eager to face the world, we never imagined that we’d still have an army of fans some twenty-five years later… If you’d seen our famous first TV appearance on ‘The Late Late Show,’ you’d probably be surprised too!” said the band, according to the tour website.

Boyzone enjoyed success throughout their career.

“We’ve played stadiums and arenas all over the world, released six albums, and had almost two-dozen hits. We really can’t put into words just how much you, the fans, have supported us along the way. Without that support, we would have never achieved what we have, and for that, we’re eternally grateful,” they added.

Another news that also adds to my excitement is that the former boy band Westlife member and songwriter Brian McFadden has been announced as special guest performer in the upcoming last show on 14th June 2019 at Malawati Stadium, Shah Alam.
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McFadden started his singing career as a member of Westlife, which was formed in 1998 and released the debut studio album “Westlife” in 1999. He left Westlife in 2004 to begin his solo career and released the single “Real to Me,” a track in his debut solo album “Irish Son.” In 2016, McFadden and Boyzone’s Keith Duffy formed the group Boyzlife and toured the world, performing their bands’ hits.

Excited is not even the right word to describe my feeling about this upcoming concert by one of my favourite boy band. I better start checking those tickets now - dive right into  AirAsia Red Tix  

Pssst. I was told that the first 200 VIP ticket purchasers are entitled to take a group photo with Boyzone! You better get your tickets now!
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Rawlins GLAM
012.280.1977

Godzilla: King of the Monsters [Movie Review]

My most awaited monsters movie of all has finally aired. I was pleasantly awed by the last one and just can't wait to watch all the new monsters.
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As I don't want to be the last to watch it, so I forced my friends to have a breaking fast session and movie night with me. Thanks to Klips.my and Roll With Carol for the premiere invites!

SYNOPSIS
Dr Mark Russell and Dr Emma Russell lose their son during the fight of Godzilla against the MUTOs in 2014. After which, they separated. Dr Emma lives with their daughter, Madison and carries on exploring the world of Godzilla and creating a device (named Orca) to communicate and control the giants. Whereas, Dr Mark travels the world to take pictures of animals in the wild.
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Know your monsters
When larvae Mothra finally wakes up, Dr Emma uses Orca to control the larvae's tantrum and it works. And then Jonah, an environmentalist who wants to restore the natural order of the world, barges in and kidnaps Dr Emma and Madison. 

Realising that Jonah might use Orca to wake up the numerous monsters around the world and let them takes over the world, Dr Mark agrees to join the rescue mission of his daughter and ex-wife. Later, they learn that Dr Emma is actually the one who has been encouraging the waking up of all the monsters. 
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Are these small planes my toys?
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The biggest burp after breaking fast ever!
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Two heads are better, what about three?
When Ghidorah wakes up and the human loses control over its action, the world's future is at stake. Ghidorah wants to rule the world but Godzilla will never allow that. Some monsters side with Ghidorah, which apparently an alien thus cannot be controlled via Orca and some sides with Godzilla, which wants to rid off of Ghidorah.

Along the way, the humans learn the history of each monster and realise that the Earth is not just for the humans and these monsters might be gods.
Will Godzilla be able to defend the world? 
At what cost?
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MY REVIEW
Plot: 4.9/ 5.0 Call me bias but I really enjoy this instalment. With so many monsters waking up and lots of monsters fighting scenes, I was actually have expecting to see Ultraman enter the screen. Expect to see lots of monsters and lots of fighting scenes. This time around, the humans' air time was a little less, the focus was more on the monsters. 

Cast: 4.9/ 5.0 Nicely done everyone. No complaint whatsoever - Millie Bobby Brown as Madison was great as she plays with her emotions well in the movie.

Will I watch it again: Yes, in IMAX or 3D please!
The pictures are taken from IMDb and other sources on the Internet. Thank you. 
Rawlins GLAM
012.280.1977


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