Wednesday, December 13, 2017

OPPO Introduces New OPPO F5 6GB Cementing Swarovski Partnership Red Limited Edition


In keeping up with the demands of the Malaysian market, OPPO Malaysia is proud to introduce OPPO F5 6GB to its illustrious range of phones in two colour variants – black and red. Additionally, OPPO has also specially designed a gorgeous red limited-edition gift box that contains a one-of-a-kind phone case that is embellished with Swarovski crystals. This will be made available to the first 1000 consumers who pre-order the red edition of the phone. Pre-orders will start from 6th December 2017, 12.30pm onwards.


OPPO F5 6GB offers a choice of a higher 6GB RAM (Random Access Memory) and 64GB ROM (Read-Only Memory) configuration for a smoother gaming, switching between apps, storage and all-round operating experience that fans can enjoy. Users no longer need to worry again for running out of memory or storage.


“We are so excited to reveal the OPPO F5 6GB to the Malaysian market, it comes with a higher 6GB RAM and 64 ROM that allows users to store a lot of natural selfies, music and files and also experience a smoother and faster speed between switching applications.” said Ken Ng, the Product Manager of OPPO Malaysia.

OPPO F5 6GB comes in two colour variants, which are red and black colour. Red is truly stunning and chic while black is elegant and sophisticated. What these two colors have in common is that they are versatile enough to go with any outfit.


OPPO’s announcement of their partnership with Swarovski marked another move on their part to further create excitement surrounding the OPPO F5 6GB. According to Nikki Chen Lu, Branding Director of OPPO Malaysia, “Both brands appeal to younger consumers, and coincidentally, were also sponsors of the recent Victoria’s Secret Fashion show which is followed by the fashion and trend-savvy younger generation. This ideal partnership will see an exclusive, one-of-a-kind phone case embellished in much loved Swarovski crystals.”


With the arrival of OPPO F5 6GB (Red Edition), a gorgeous limited-edition gift box has been specially designed to reward the first 1000 consumers who pre-order the OPPO F5 6GB (Red Edition). The limited-edition gift box comes with the one-of-a-kind phone case that is embellished with Swarovski crystals and is made exclusively for the red F5 6GB to celebrate OPPO’s partnership with Swarovski Malaysia.


Coming on board as a product ambassador for the F5 6GB (red Edition) is beautiful Malaysian famous actress Neelofa, who sent out teasers about the phone prior to its launch during her recent trip to Shanghai, where she attended the world-famous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show which was officially sponsored by OPPO.


“As an endorser of both the OPPO F5 6GB (Red Edition) and a Friend of Swarovski in Malaysia, I am thrilled at this partnership. I look forward to getting my hands on one of the limited-edition cases as they are sure to make a bold fashion statement! A sleek red phone sheathed in case embellished in Swarovski crystals – that’s definitely going to be a sight to behold,” stated Neelofa.


The OPPO F5 6GB also comes with a depth of field mode - a new function which enables selfies to have a professionally done touch which when combined with the 20MP front camera and highly talked-about A.I. Beauty Recognition technology that produces premium quality selfies.


Additionally, the A.I. Beauty Recognition is able to recognize the subjects’ skin tone and type, gender and age, match them against its database and subsequently make beautification enhancements that are personalized for each individual in the selfie.

The new OPPO F5 6GB comes with 6 inch Full Screen ‘FHD+ display’ and features a high resolution 2160 x 1080 screen with 18:9 aspect ratio. It also introduces ‘Facial Unlock’, the new face recognition technology that will recognize its user and unlock the phone.

OPPO F5 6GB (Red Edition) pre-order period starts from 6th December 2017, 12.30pm onwards at OPPO Concept Stores and OPPO Official Website. Only the first 1000 consumers who pre-order the F5 6GB (Red Edition) are eligible to get the limited-edition gift box.

For more information, please visit OPPO Official Website and OPPO Facebook.

D’Danze Academy presents Enchanted Forest 2017

Enchanted Forest: The Story
Imagine you’re an incredibly curious child.
Everything around you is a mystery – who painted the sky blue, where the rainbow ends, what it feels like to fly like a bird and to dive like a fish – and you absolutely have to find out the truth, to uncover the answers to your questions, or that nagging feeling inside just won’t let you sleep at night.
 

Now imagine that in your house, there is a mysterious chest. It looks so very much like the treasure chest in that swashbuckling pirate adventure storybook Momma reads to you some nights. The only difference is, while the pirates got to open their treasure chest and marvel at the sight of their newly acquired riches, you are not allowed even a peek into the chest.


Why? Nobody will tell you why.
Jamie was that exact child, in that exact situation. A bad combination indeed, for that nagging, burning little “why” was the very “how” that the forbidden chest was opened. Out came the Curses – Poverty, Sickness, Depression, Hatred, Pride, Desire, Indolence, Cowardice – bringing misery and destruction to all mankind.
 
In the wake of such a tragedy, Jamie was approached by a little pixie. It took a little comforting and coaxing, but eventually, the child got up, determined to make amends, and followed the pixie into the Enchanted Forest .
 
 
The Curses were out there, and there was no way to recapture them. Instead, all Jamie could do was seek out the five Jewels.
But… why?


About Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest is presented by D’Danze Academy, in collaboration with D’Danze Centre and Danze Pointe Music and Dance School. The school concert is held once every three years, each time providing students an opportunity to experience stage performance as well as genres of dance outside ballet. This year, the concert has a total of 139 participating dancers, aged 4 to 22.
 

The story in Enchanted Forest is an original concoction by directors Dianne Yap and Ooi Mee Kean, yet it is not an unfamiliar one. From the basis of the plot, to the selection of characters, the production draws
its influence from myths and folklore of various cultures, most notably the Greek myth of Pandora’s Box. While the majority of the items are original pieces choreographed by senior and junior teachers, Enchanted Forest also adapts repertoire from George Balanchine’s Jewels and Alexander Gorsky’s The Little Humpbacked Horse.
 
Enchanted Forest takes place at the Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) on December 15th (8pm), and December 16th and 17th (2pm, 8pm). Tickets are priced at RM98 and RM68, visit www.dpac.com.my or call (03) 4065 0001 to purchase. Student tickets, which are also available for a Buy 10 Free 1 promotion, are available for the December 15th (8pm) show only, call Suzanne Liew at (016) 222 8022 to purchase.

For more information, please visit Enchanted Forest Event Page.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Paddington 2 Movie Review


Look for a movie to watch during school holiday? Let's bring your kids and family to go watch Paddington 2 that was released in cinema nationwide on 30 November 2017. Paddington 2 is the sequel to the hugely successful 2014 movie Paddington, which was based on the best-selling and internationally adored books by British author, the late, great Michael Bond. A Heyday Films and Studiocanal production.

Heart-warming fun for all the family, Paddington 2 is just as loveable as the first, through everyone’s favourite bear gets himself into some serious trouble this time round. Paddington 2 is rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, 8.3 on IMDB & 5 stars on Empire!


Title : Paddington 2
Release Date : 30 November 2017
Director : Paul King (Director of Paddington)
Cast : Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow), Sally Hawkins (Godzilla), Ben Whishaw (Spectre, Skyfall)
Genre : Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Language : English

Synopsis :
Following the worldwide hit Paddington, the most successful non-US studio family film of all time, the much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief, who appears to be a master of disguise…


Paul King is a BAFTA nominated writer/director who works across both film and television. He directed all three series of “The Mighty Boosh”; earning him a BAFTA nomination for ‘Best Director’ in 2004.

The animation director Pablo Grillo and his team of animators at Framestore have been painstakingly bringing the bear to life.The creation of the film’s lead character evolves through many iterations, with Ben Whishaw recording the voice of the bear, and Grillo working daily with King to review minute calibrations of every expression and gesture.


Ben Whishaw 23-year-old which act the voice of Paddington Bear. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in Spring 2003, Ben went on to appear in ENDURING LOVE, a film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel directed by Roger Michel and LAYER CAKE, a feature directed by Matthew Vaughn. In 2003, he also starred in the popular comedy-drama “The Booze Cruise” for ITV.


Brendan was nominated for Golden Globe and BAFTA awards for his role as Ken in Martin McDonagh’s IN BRUGES, in which he starred alongside Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes. In the same year Brendan won an Emmy award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie’ and an IFTA for ‘Best Actor in a Lead Role in Television’ for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the HBO movie “Into the Storm”, directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan.


Hugh Bonneville act as Henry Brown who was a member of the National Youth Theatre, studied Theology at Cambridge and made his professional debut at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, in 1986, bashing a cymbal in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and understudying Ralph Fiennes as Lysander


Sally Hawkins is one of the UK's most respected actresses. Her extensive and impressive body of work has been widely lauded by the Academy Awards, BAFTA and Golden Globes.

The movie is great and nice to watch with family, kids and friends. I highly recommend all my friends to watch it in the cinema. You can watch the trailer HERE!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

"Ah Boy to Men 4" Singapore Movie Review & Promote Tour in Malaysia


Movie : Ah Boys to Men 4
Release Date : 23 Nov 2017
Director : Jack Neo
Genre : Comedy
Language : English and Mandarin
Cast : Tosh Zhang, Wang Wei Liang, Joshua Tan, Noah Yap, Hafiz Aziz, Maxi Lim, Jaspers Lai, Charlie Goh, Ryan Lian, Apple Chan, Hafiz Aziz
Distributed : J Team Productions, MM2 Entertainment, Clover Films, Golden Village Pictures

Synopsis:
Singapore's most successful movie franchise is back! After completion of their full-time national service stints, Lobang, Aloysius, Sergeant Ong, and Ken Chow were all busy with their respective careers as civilians. When they are called back for in-camp training in an SAF Armour unit, the boys must juggle between work and their duties as operationally-ready national servicemen. Hilarious situations happen when they are back training together and their military roles reserved. New enemy threats arise as their brotherhood is put to the test.

Watch the official Trailer HERE.

The legendary Singaporean hit film franchise "Ah Boys to Men" is back with its fourth installation. The movie opened big at Singapore's box office, taking in $2.33mil in a week since premiering screening on Nov 9.

After two years, Director Jack Neo lead the same troupe back on silver screens in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Singapore's National Service. Director Jack Neo and the main casts, Tosh Zhang, Wang Wei Liang, Joshua Tan, Noah yap, Hafiz Aziz, Maxi Lim, Japers Lai, Ryan Lian and the latest female addition to the team Apple Chan was on the promo tour to Malaysia to meet the fans.


"Ah Boys to Men 4" sees the return of the army boys as they are called back for in-camp training under the Armoured Formation of the Singapore Armed Forces. The movie features the same casts, depicting their lives juggling between their own career and their reservist duties.

Joshua Tam who was instructed to put on weight for the filming described it as a sweet torture. However Tosh Zhang probably make the biggest sacrifice in the movie. In a scene, he was forced to strip down his red underwear. Wang Wei Liang continues to play his previous character "Lobang King", but his time a matured-version as a family man.

Jaspers Lai who plays the sissy "Handsome" in "Ah Boys to Men" series said in reality he was called back for the reservist training after obtaining his Singaporean citizenship. Noah Yap, or "Ipman" in the movie said in the previous two installation his character was always heartbroken, but this time he was surrounded by girlfriends.

One of the highlights of "Ah Boys to Men 4" is the addition of a female character from Hong Kong Apple Chan, play as a lieutenant in the Armour unit. Apple Chan said she comes from a family of Thai Boxing enthusiasts, which has influenced her to love these extreme sports since young. She said that her foundation in martial arts might be a great help but she has zero experience in military.


Ryan Lian is playing a new role, Ah Long, in this new "Ah Boys to Men" sequel. Hafiz Aziz and Kishan. Hafiz Aziz are also new members to participate in Jack Neo's movie.

To know more detail of the movie, please refer the official facebook page of Mega Films Distribution.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ayam Brand 125th Aniversary Together with 10 Years Community Care Campaign

Ayam Brand is setting major milestones as it celebrates its 125th anniversary, the tenth consecutive year of the Ayam Brand Community Care campaign and being named as the leading brand in the region for sustainable palm oil usage by the World Wide Fund for Nature.

This household favorite famed for its wide range of healthy and convenient, preservative-free canned products, is defining what it means to be sustainable in its longevity, innovation, Eco-consciousness and as a committed and caring contributor, and enabler of community initiative such as its 10-year strong CSR program.

The theme for its 125th anniversary celebration and for the Ayam Brand Community Care Campaign is We Care, We Are Family.


Over ten years the Ayam Brand Charity Campaign has benefited close to 18,000 people from 421 charity organizations - providing them with 3,234,600 healthy meals as part of the brand’s effort to provide long-term, sustainable and tangible care to those in need through the contribution of healthy food and enrichment activities aimed at developing life-skills.

The campaign included the popular Ayam Brand Junior Chef competition which aims to teach children the important life-skill of cooking, and to inculcate the habit of making healthier food choices.


In Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, the recipients include Rumah Kasih, Rumah Solehah, Pertubuhan Rumah Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Home of Peace KL, San Pedro Orphanage Home, Rumah Kebajikan Anak Yatim & Miskin Al-Munirah, Persatuan Rumah KIDS, and Trinity Children Centre.


Ayam Brand emphasizes the contribution of its sardines, mackerel and tuna products as many charity homes lack regular access to a good source of Omega-3, which is an essential fatty acid that our body cannot produce. Omega-3 may help to prevent coronary heart disease, promote healthy nerve activity, improve vitamin absorption, maintain a healthy immune system and promote cell development. Omega 3 is also important in the development of vision and brain among children.

The Ayam Brand Community Care Campaign is in-line with the Ministry of Health Malaysia’s efforts to fight obesity by educating and encouraging children to make informed food choices.


According to Ayam Brand Chairman, Yang MuliaTunku Dato’ Mu’tamir Bin Tunku Tan Sri Mohamed, the brand is delighted to see how far, and how far-reaching this community care campaign has become since it began.

Joining the children at the event were popular television host and actress Ms Nina Nadira, and established blogger and entrepreneur, Ms Sue Lynnwho shared their Ayam Brand experience.

Ayam Brand products especially the sardines in tomato sauce has been part of my family for as long as I can remember. I can recall having them at my grandparents’ home. Sardine sandwiches were a staple at every picnic and birthday party when I was growing up. We had sardine masak kicap, and sardine curry, too. I associate so many great memories with Ayam Brand, that now when I open a can it is not just the taste that makes me happy, but the wonderful memories that come flooding back. I did not realize that Ayam Brand is 125 years old, but yes, it has that classic taste we always come back for,” said Ms Nina during her sharing session.

Recently, Ayam Brand has been recognized as a leader by the World Wide Fund for Nature(WWF) in its Palm Oil Buyers’ Scorecard – Malaysia and Singapore 2017 for usage of certified sustainable palm oil. The brand switched to sustainable palm oil in 2010, and became one of the few local companies to make this commitment.

Ayam Brand is all about sustainability. We’re in it for the long-haul, be it in innovation and longevity, community care, going green and customer satisfaction,” said Tunku Dato’ Mutamir in closing.


For more information on Ayam Brand, please visit Ayam Brand Wedsite or Ayam Brand Facebook.