Saturday, November 9, 2019

CARiNG’s “Live Well with Diabetes” Public Forum

To commemorate World Diabetes Day 2019, CARiNG, together with Nestlè Health Science, proudly presented the inaugural “Live Well with Diabetes” Public Forum. According to Ministry of Health, some 3.6 million Malaysians are suffering from diabetes, which is the highest rate of incidence in Asia, and one of the highest in the world. As a leading pharmacy chain in Malaysia, CARiNG plays an active part in raising awareness on diabetes, and provides value added services to patients living with diabetes.

The "Live Well with Diabetes" Public Forum was officiated by CARiNG Pharmacy Managing Director, Mr Chong Yeow Siang, and Ms Maria Rica Mier, Cluster Business Executive Officer of Nestlé Health Science. The forum was part of CARiNG's various diabetes public outreach programmes which include the "You Can Live Well with Diabetes" book and Diabetes Corner, which were both launched in November last year.

Amongst the highlight of the forum was The Glucocare Challenge and certificate presentation to participants who took part in the three-month challenge comprising patient counselling, regular blood sugar level monitoring and a specially crafted meal plan that adopted Nestle Health Science’s NUTREN® Untuk Diabetik.

“Diabetes is a condition at the forefront of our organisation’s focus, and we are proud that the ‘Live Well with Diabetes’ forum, is one of CARiNG Pharmacy’s many public outreach programmes to help raise awareness of the condition. We are delighted to partner with Nestlé Health Science, and take the opportunity to share the positive results yielded from our Glucocare Challenge collaboration. The challenge demonstrated positive change for those who took part and truly supported the participants to take charge of their health,” CARiNG Pharmacy Managing Director Mr Chong Yeow Siang commented on the success of the challenge.

Attendees of the "Live Well with Diabetes" Public Forum were presented with an opportunity to understand and learn about the role of nutrition in the management of diabetes through special educational stations placed throughout the hall. Each station housed a specific theme to educate participants on their diet, nutrition, and exercise.

Healthcare experts from Becton Dickinson Sdn. Bhd., Duopharma Biotech Berhad and Bionime Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. were invited to give a talk on myths and misconceptions of dealing with diabetes and insulin, insulin injection techniques and diabetes e-health ecosystem. Nestlé Health Science's dietitian Ms Rachel Liu also shared on how we can find the perfect balance by introducing meal replacements as part of our daily meal planning. She later delivered a compelling presentation on the importance of creating a balanced food plan with the inclusion of a diabetic specific formula suitable for those with diabetes.

This year, CARiNG is also introducing a new pharmacy service for the community – CARiNG Diabetes Management System (DMS). DMS is a virtual platform that links pharmacists and patients to monitor blood sugar level readings by reducing travelling time, data transfer errors, and improve blood sugar management efficiency. With the Rightest Care Mobile App, CARiNG pharmacists will assist the patients to live well. For more information, please refer to CARiNG Pharmacy Official Website, like CARiNG Pharmacy Facebook Page and follow CARiNG Pharmacy Malaysia Instagram.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

At what cost would you put your hands in a box of creepy crawlies or slimy reptiles?

Imagine having to retrieve items from a box without knowing what is lurking inside, tarik milk tea while squatting or even drink tomato soup with tabasco sauce in it. Would you do all that to help the less fortunate?

Well, we know that celebrities Elyana, Farahanim Razak, Rita Dato' Sosilawati, Lia Natalia, As’ad Motawh, Yasmin Hani, Liyana Jasmay, Diana Danielle, Sarah Hildebrand, Fahrin Ahmad and Sophia Liana as well as national gymnasts Koi Sie Yan, Jeremiah Loo and Amy Kwan will be taking up these challenges, and more, to raise funds for the National Cancer Council Malaysia (MAKNA) in the #ShopeeMAKNA 11.11 Charity Challenge.

The #ShopeeMAKNA 11.11 Charity Challenge is Shopee’s first-ever charity campaign and it is going all out to raise funds for the treatment of underprivileged cancer patients, as well as research and support services by MAKNA.

Watch these personalities scream and squirm as they face their fears in a live charity show at 9pm on 11 November. Tune in to Shopee’s in-app live streaming feature, Shopee Live, on your mobile device, to root for your favourite stars and give them words of encouragement. Alternatively, the show can be viewed on Astro Prima SD (Channel 105) and Prima HD (channel 121).

You can do your part too in continuing the fight against cancer by making a donation. Shopee has made it easy for you to donate with just a few clicks here - Donations start from as low as RM5.

Shopee’s largest-ever 11.11 Big Sale lets you save up to 90%... so you can donate those savings to MAKNA.

The #ShopeeMAKNA 11.11 Charity Challenge is taking place in conjunction with Shopee’s 11.11 Big Sale, happening from now till 11 November 2019. It is back with unbeatable promotions, and definitely more ways than one to shop online without breaking the bank.
  1. Free shipping with a minimum spend of RM11
  2. Daily cashback up to 111%
  3. Purchase a Toyota Vios for only RM1
  4. Claim attractive vouchers now to use them on 11 November from 12am to 2am, 12pm to 2pm, and 8pm to 12am.
  5. Daily Shocking Sale, with a 9-times frequency on 11 November offering deals from as low as RM1.
  6. Win rewards, vouchers and Shopee coins with in-app games such as Shopee Catch, Shopee StrikeShopee QuizShopee Lucky Egg, Voucher Together-Gether, and use those winnings to offset your purchases so you spend even lesser.
While we enjoy these deals and discounts during the 11.11 Big Sale, also remember to help those in need by donating to #ShopeeMAKNA 11.11 Charity Challenge.

Monday, November 4, 2019

PEEKABOO Celebrating 21st Anniversary With Stem Cell-Based Hair Growth Solution Workshop

Happy 21st anniversary to PEEKABOO, one of the country’s leading hair salons. The founder has collaborated with commercial stem cell products company, Aphrozone Co. Ltd. (Aphrozone) of Korea, in organising a special workshop featuring hair growth solutions, using stem-cell cosmetics with growth factors.

Head of PEEKABOO, Joe Low Kok Cheong, who first ventured into the hairdressing industry in 1989 and opened PEEKABOO Hair Salon at Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI) in 1998, believes that the hair is very important as it helps frame, built and sculpt the face, thus illuminating an individual’s features while enhancing his or her look. “We understand that to be referred to as beautiful or good-looking will give people a sense of joy and confidence,” said Joe.

According to Joe, this is also how he and his fellow stylists started noticing that many of their customers are experiencing some form of balding, either through significant loss of hair or thinning. “Having seen many of our customer facing this problem, we decided to explore and discover solutions that we felt could help those who are experiencing this,” he said, explaining how the idea of a hair care workshop in collaboration with Aphrozone was mooted.

Aphrozone is the producer of Ruby Cell, which offers among others, hair care solutions that includes ampoules, shampoo, hair treatment and scalp tonic for hair growth. Ruby-Cell products are formulated with APL and other high-performance proteins that can be used by people of all ages. The products are developed in the state-of-the-art Aphrozone laboratory in South Korea.

“I find that Ruby Cell hair care products can help prevent hair loss and stimulate new hair growth,” Joe said. “What’s more, regularly using Ruby Cell shampoo and conditioner makes your hair smoother and silkier, leading to a more beautiful you.”

The Ruby Cell hair treatment workshop, held at the PEEKABOO TTDI, was led by Park Na Eun, who represented Aphrozone. Park Na Eun has been involved in the beauty and network marketing industry for over 30 years.

For more information, please follow PEEKABOO Hair Salon TTDI Facebook Page and like PEEKABOO Malaysia Instagram.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

OSIM Prouds to Announce The Latest Massage Chair OSIM uDivine V

From the wellness brand that introduces massage innovations and relaxation at the comfort of your home, OSIM is proud to announce its latest massage chair, OSIM uDivine V.

Designed for a new generation of hustlers who aspires to dream big, breaks boundaries and live life to the fullest, the uDivine V brings a new world of dream-like rejuvenation through cutting-edge massage technologies such as the V Hand™ Technology with 720° roller balls , 4-Hands Massage, downloadable massage programs, and a suite of customisable manual massage options and professional massage programs, all melded into one single massage chair.

To mark the launch of the Dream Series, OSIM is thrilled to introduce multi-hyphenated success JJ Lin as the global ambassador of uDivine V. One of the international stage with his recordbreaking album sales and concert tours, JJ Lin has become an inspiration to many that dreams do come true, and this perfectly encapsulates the aspirational qualities of uDivine V in the Dream Series.

General of OSIM Malaysia, Ms Chia Sook Fun, said “uDivine V is designed specially for people in this busy digital age, for a better quality of life by eliminating the stress that comes from piling workload, increasing use of digital devices etc, that actually strains not just the eyes, but also creating tensions in muscles, around the shoulder and neck areas especially. OSIM commits to help the dream chasers of the new generation to reinvigorate the body, mind and soul. With a rested body and soul, one can go forth and pursue their biggest dreams”.

Some of the features are listed below:
  • V HandTM Technology with 720° Roller Balls - The improvisation of the massage technologies has a distinctive V Hand™ Technology with 720° Roller Balls, emulating the skilful techniques and flexibility of a masseuse’ hands for a realistic grip. 
  • 4-Hands Massage Technlogy - OSIM uDivine V is also built with the premium feature of the 4-Hand massage technology modelled after the highly coveted synchronised 4 hand massages by luxurious spa, rejuvenating the upper and lower parts of the body, giving an amazing feeling of relaxation, easiness and inner tranquility.
  • Designed for the utmost of comfort, pleasure and self-care - Its Intelligent Auto Shoulder Detection Feature ensures personalised massages based on varying height and built of every individual.
  • Download new Massage Programs -In lieu of the launch of the uDivine V, 4 new massage programs are made available for download:
    • uDivine V Signature: Signature V hold massage for a satisfying full-body enjoyment
    • Sleep: Head-to-toe gentle pampering to unwind and relax the body & mind
    • Energise: Invigorating massage to stimulate and rejuvenate the body & mind.
    • Deep Tissue: Intense massage pressure to relieve body tension and knots
  • Curated Suite of Auto Massage Programs Designed By Sato Tsuyoshi - OSIM uDivine V also offers a suite of professional massage programs that are designed by the resident Japanese Chiropractic Massage Expert, Sato Tsuyoshi. Lifestyle massage Programs:
    • Sweet Dreams
    • Stretch
    • Sports
    • Happy Hour
    • Beauty
  • The Chair With Limtless Massage Combinations - The chair offers head-to-toe care for complete relaxation in different massage intensities, massage techniques and roller positions, providing endless massage combinations via the manual massage settings.
  • Special Eye Massager to Relief Digital Eye Fatigue - The immense usage of digital electronic devices often leaves strains and fatigue on our eyes, and could now be relieved with a substantial eye massage by the eye massager that comes with the uDivine V. This can be done concurrently while you enjoy a head-to-toe full body massage session.
  • Immersive Sound Quality with in-built speakers - The in-built speakers allows users to indulge in a massage accompanied by melodious music.
  • Smart Safety Features - The OSIM uDivine V is equipped with smart safety sensors to prevent mechanisms from overheating, and should the sensors detect objects that are in the way when reclining, the moving parts such as the backrest and the footrest will come to a halt to ensure the safety of the user as well as young children or pets in the house.

The uDivine V comes in 5 vibrant colours, Blue, Yellow, Purple, Copper and Grey. The OSIM uDivine V relaxes the mind and body for better rest and leaves one waking up feeling pumped and inspired to continue to take on the day’s challenge ahead. Preview Promotion price at RM10,888** Limited to 1st 200 units only (UP :RM12,888). For more details, please refer to OSIM website and follow OSIM Facebook Page.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Modern English Bandar Puteri Puchong Press Conference

Modern English is an English language specialist which has centres in Bandar Puteri, Puchong and Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam. Their classes cater to children from 5 years old onwards. Starting from beginner level to upper advanced, Modern English uses an integrated syllabus to focus on all aspects of the language, including the four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and grammar.

Modern English Puchong was founded in 2011 by Steve Holloway and his wife, Angie. Steve, the Principal,gave a brief history about Modern English, their teaching beliefs, current activities and future direction.

The key concept of Modern English Puchong is to bring international quality teaching to areas away from central Kuala Lumpur. Steve, a former Business Development Manager for the British Council, Kuala Lumpur, believes Modern English combines the best aspects of the British Council with a more open customer focus.

Steve explains that what sets Modern English apart is their customer focus. “We have an open-door policy,” he added. “Parents can come and talk to us freely at any time during the year.”

“Great English teachers can be of any nationality or background,” explained Eddie Lim, director of the new Modern English branch in Kota Kemuning. “What we do insist on, of course, is native-speaker level English, and a globally-recognised teaching qualification.”

With over 400 students, Modern English Puchong is well established within the community. This has been further enhanced over the last two years after the founding of the Modern English Primary Short Story Contest, probably the richest writing competition of its kind in Malaysia.

Aimed specifically at government primary schools, the contest offers a first prize of RM1,000 to both the winning student and their school. Further prizes for the second and third place students and their schools brings a total prize fund of RM3,500. “We know we are only playing a very small part, but we are hopeful that this contest can bring motivation and encouragement to the children,” Mr Holloway. 

Mr Holloway
announced both short-term and medium-term programmes to look out for. At the end of November, both centres will be running holiday programmes for children. Entitled The English Games, the first programme (from 25 to 29 November) will cover the four main skills as well as a grammar review – using games as the focus. There will be no formal work during this programme, students will learn through a continual stream of grammar and vocabulary games, role play, quizzes and many other fun activities.

“The emphasis is simply on having a good time,” offered Mr Lim. “At the end of a long academic year, both students and teachers deserve a little bit of fun. But the beauty of this course is that they will learn while playing.” The course will run from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 3.30 pm.

In December, there will be a one-week workshop in the Puchong centre for students making the jump from government primary school to international secondary school. Focusing specifically at those going into an IGCSE-based curriculum, this course will help prepare students for their new school curriculum.

“This course will give them a good level of exposure to both reading comprehension questions and the writing tasks that form the basis of Years 7 and 8.” This workshop will only be available in the Puchong centre from Monday 2 December to Friday 6 December.

“We are now able to acquire Student Passes for up to one year to study English full-time in our Puchong centre,” Principal Holloway explained. “And with Malaysia’s excellent record in international English exams, especially IELTS and the Cambridge Main Suite, the country is becoming a major education hub.”

Modern English Puchong will have an Open Day at the beginning of the upcoming school holidays. The Open Day will be on Saturday 7 December. On this Open Day, parents and students can meet the teachers, talk about course content and look around the centre. There will also be great discounts available for new students enrolling for January 2020.

For more information, please visit their branch during Open Day, check out Modern English official website, and like Modern English Facebook Page.