Sunday, January 21, 2018

Champignons' Opening Ceremony at Oasis Damansara

I feel grad to be invited for the grand opening of Champignons restaurant recently. Champignons is located at Oasis Damansara which is named after the French word for mushrooms that are often used in western cuisine.

Congrats to the founder and chef Mr.Gary for the grand official opening of Champignons on 17 Jan 2018. The founder, Mr.Gary, a passion-ate foodie who has been in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. Gary has worked in hotels and restaurants in Switzerland, London, Dubai and Macau. Their focus is on the quality of food, and to ensure that the food tastes excellent through sourcing the freshest ingredients, prepare carefully to bring out the best taste.

Champignons serves contemporary European dishes featuring selected,fresh Asian ingredients and flavors. Site in Oasis Damansara, this gourmet restaurant offers food with a focus on quality, led by a team of seasoned veterans who have explored cuisines from various corners of the world, including Switzerland, London, Dubai and Macau. Thanks Mr.Gary and his team that preparing all well decorated and delicious finger foods for the opening ceremony.

I was so tempted with the desert mushroom forest. You can just pick one of the mushroom to put in your mouse. All these special food are only prepared for the opening and special request for events or functions in future.

The ceremony was started by the opening speech and ribbon cutting. The opening look great with the lion dance performance. Wish Champignons always have a good business!

Let's visit Champignons  to enjoy the opening promotions:
  • Lunch - Every LIKE on Facebook and Instagram gets a cup of complimentary coffee or tea. (17/1/18 - 17/02/18)
  • Dinner - Every guest get complementary grilled US pork rib with plum sake glaze as amuse bouche. (17/1/18 - 16/3/18)
See you there! My food review is coming soon. For more information, please refer to Champignons Facebook!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Herbalife Nutrition Encourages Malaysians To Start Their Day Right With A Healthy Breakfast

Herbalife Nutrition has embarked on a healthy breakfast campaign to help raise awareness of the issue of obesity plaguing the country. With obesity levels in Malaysia at an all-time high, it is evident that awareness is vital to help inculcate better eating habits among Malaysians.

“The obesity rate in Malaysia has been steadily increasing over the years,” said Sridhar Rajagopalan, Sub-Regional General Manager, Herbalife Nutrition Malaysia & Singapore. “It is of the utmost importance that we start taking action to curb this problem, as obesity is associated with many negative health effects, including metabolic syndrome, diabetes and high blood pressure – all of which reduce quality of life.” 

According to Dr. Julian Alvarez, a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, the first meal of the day is essential as it sets the tone for the day. Breakfast-eaters usually have healthier eating habits throughout the day, which results in a positive impact on their overall health, better weight management, as well as improved disease prevention from having the right nutrients. 

“The recommended amount of kilojoules that a balanced breakfast should provide is 15%-25% of the total daily energy intake. This range will vary according to the person’s age, sex, daily energy requirements and lifestyle,” he said.

“Skipping breakfast has been associated with poorer diet quality, increased central adiposity and cardio-metabolic risk factors. It can also lead to overeating during different parts of the day, whereas a quality breakfast, with the right amount of protein and other nutrients, can potentially enhance the metabolic and hormonal responses of individuals, and consequently decrease total kilojoule intake during the rest of the day,” he added. 

In line with Herbalife Nutrition’s purpose of helping people live healthier and happier, the campaign also encourages Malaysians to exercise more, and avoid succumbing to the trap of becoming sedentary.

“One of the key contributors of obesity in Malaysia, aside from food consumption, is the fact that we do not engage in as much physical activity that we should. In the past, playing football and cycling around the neighbourhood was just a part of daily life. However, with increasing urbanization, there have been significant lifestyle and dietary changes – leading us to gain weight and become unhealthy,” said Steven Chin, General Manager, Herbalife Nutrition Malaysia. 

“Whilst the obesity trends can be worrying, Malaysians need to bear in mind that there are ways in which they can combat this. By eating right, especially at breakfast, and through enough physical activity, a healthy active lifestyle can be achieved,” he added.

As part of this campaign, Herbalife Nutrition, the #1 brand in the world in meal replacement and protein supplements combined*, launched the Healthy Breakfast Pack at their annual kickstart Spectacular event with about 5,000 attendees. The Pack is made up of the Formula 1 Nutritious Mixed Soy Protein Drink, Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mix and Tea Mix. 

The Healthy Breakfast Pack makes an ideal combination as the low-glycemic Formula 1 Nutritious Mixed Soy Protein Drink provides quality protein, fibre and carbohydrates to kick start the day, whilst Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mix aids nutrient absorption as well as supports a healthy digestive system. To round it up, Tea Mix, which contains naturally occurring caffeine, serves as a low-calorie alternative to providing an energy boost. 
For more information, please refer to Herbalife Official Website.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Mister World Prestige International 2018 Semi Final

Mister World Prestige International(WPI) 2018 Semi Final just held at Pullman Lakeside Hotel at Putrajaya on 16 December 2017. 

There are total of 18 contestants that successfully seleceted to join the semi final. They need to compete with each other to get selected to Mister World Prestige International 2018 grand Final party that is going to happen on Jan 2018 at one fo the famous club at KL. There are only Top 10 finalist qualify to the grand Final. 

This is the international reputation of the WPI organizers intentions to host a popular admirers Top 10 finalist of the party. Just as every finalist has the courage to open an unknown journey, this process will guide them into the illusion of the river. Yet, takes places with extraordinary charisma to where he wants to arrive and achieve.

WPI has outstanding finalist on this lofty stage, world renowned international organizers to set the platform exhibited for candidates, well train their physical fitness and no one featured and performance characteristics of talent on stage. One after another to show a broad and charming shoulder muscles with spread courage.

Ms. Kimberley Claire Mah Miss World Prestige International champion was the emcee for the day. She also playing a role as one of the judges. 

The list of the judges invided including :
Ms. Joclyn See - 2016 Miss World Prestige International 1st runner-up
Ms. Kimberley Claire Mah - 2017 Miss World Prestige International champion
Ms. Gharam - 2017 Miss World Prestige International 1st runner-up
Ms. Patricia Plavan – Miss World Prestige International ambassador 
Mr. Jesh Thiam – Mister World Prestige International ambassador,
Mr. Vincent Siow - Rev Publika Fitness Trainer.

Each of the contestant need to introduce themself and answer a question from the judges followed by a catwalk on the stage. The contestants are being judge based on their personality, appearance and response on the Q&A.

Here are the hot list for the Top 10 finalist just selected :

contestant 1 : Steven Lee ( Malaysia )
contestant 2 : Vernon David Apostol ( Philippine )
contestant 3 : Ali afshar ( Iran )
contestant 4 : MD ( Sudan / Egypt )
contestant 5 : Sam Kilani ( Syria )
contestant 6 : Firdavs Kurbonov (Tajikistan )
contestant 7 : Mosi ( Iran )
contestant 8 : Jordan Tan ( Malaysia )
contestant 9 : Sam Lee Han Zhen ( Malaysia )
contestant 10 : Avesta ( Iran )

Congratulation to all of them and hope to see their great performance in the grand final later.

Mister World Prestige International 2018 is now open to find the right sponsors as collaboration partners. Any interested brand please contact Ms  Cassandra Ng at this number 012-6101188.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Children Dream Brought to Life at Santa's Toy Factory at Sunway Putra Mall

The Christmas holidays are here and Sunway Putra Mall is set to welcome you with magical Christmas wonders from now till 7 January 2018! Standing tall in the middle of the main concourse is a 23-foot Christmas Toy Rack with Santa on top. Shoppers will be transported to the magical world of Santa’s toy factory, surrounded with toys of all shapes and sizes, mechanical gears and a larger than life Santa’s workshop.

This Season, let the Gift of Christmas bring you back to the happy days of Childhood! Santa is inviting everybody to visit his toy factory, and shoppers get to join Santa and his elves at work! Just spend RM50 mall-wide and register their kids at Concierge counter. HSBC Credit Cardholders and Sunway PALS members gets to play for FREE! Complete the fun tasks at Santa’s factory, and they will be rewarded with gifts. They can also customize their own greetings and send a festive postcard to their loved ones with Santa’s help!

Apart from this, shoppers can also redeem a Classic Wooden Nutcracker by spending RM350 in maximum two (2) receipts (RM250 for HSBC Credit Cardholders), featuring different characters every week! Those who spend RM100 in 2 receipts is entitled to spin once (2 spins for HSBC Credit Cardholders) the Magical Christmas Wheel and stand a chance to win attractive prizes worth up to RM80,000, or download Sunway Putra Mall Augmented Reality App to win! New registration for HSBC Credit Cardholders will receive a Limited Edition Christmas Gift Set from the Body Shop and gets to enjoy exclusive discounts when they spend at Sunway Putra Mall!

On weekends and public holidays, be entertained by Santa’s little helpers, as they will be enchanting the shoppers with Christmas carols that will surely uplift the spirit of Christmas. Meet good ol’ jolly Santa Claus and share your wishes with him.

On top of Malaysia Year End Sale offerings, enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions mall-wide. Drop by their Christmas Bazaar and look out for special offerings from SSF Home, Choc Boutique, Sunway Putra Hotel, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Sanrio Gift Gate , Colorz accessories as well as Jipangi, the Korean Ice Cream booth, located at East Wing, Ground Floor. Patrons can also look out for toys at The Parenthood and Toy World booths at Main Concourse.

In conjunction with Sunway Putra Mall’s CSR initiative, from now till 17 December 2017, patrons are also invited to contribute food supplies, toys and school essentials at the Gift Bank, located at Main Concourse. All contributions will be donated to the less fortunate children. Toy World, one of Sunway Putra Mall’s tenants will also contribute 10% of their total sales as part of their commitment to support the initiative.

Hosting more than 300 retail outlets of international and regional fashion, family goodness, food and beverage and more, herald the holidays with Sunway Putra Mall’s Christmas offerings and holiday treats that surely will make your Christmas more exciting and meaningful. you may take part in the following weekly activities from 30th November 2017 to 7th January 2018.

Kids Workshop
(Decorate Gingerbread Man, Make Ornaments, Make Wooden Toys, Customize Greeting Cards)
Time: 1pm – 3pm & 4pm – 6pm
*Limited to 40 kids per session. 

Gift wrapping services
Time: from 10.30am to 9.30pm (Daily)
From 30th November to 31st December 2017 

Carolers, Santa Clause Walkabout & Cotton Candy
Time: 12.00pm to 6.00pm
Selected days (Public Holidays and Weekends)

For more information, please visit Sunway Putra Mall official website and Sunway Putra Mall Facebook

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.