Monday, July 31, 2017

The New Water Lip Tone Up CC lipbalm

 Water Lip Tone Up CC : Pure Red color

Good afternoon to my readers and visitors, today I am going to share with you this new product it is the Water Lip Tone CC from Mentholatum. Being mom of two boys I am always on the go and you can see below a review that I have made in the car for the first time while waiting for my son from school. Below video is the Color Pink that I wore, you can view the video.

The  Water Lip Tone Up CC comes in a unique formulation that has been created with three color correcting functions.

CC, or color correcting concept are multi-purpose products that correct color using light-diffusing particles to give the skin a healthy look. I like it as I am no longer feeling dry lips and easy to carry in purse with this lip balm, it revives dull lips, enhances and restore lips color as well as brightens the lips. Its formula is further enhanced with 3D PEARL to vividly enhance your natural lip colour, thereby improving one's overall appearance.

The formula combines powerful nourishing ingredients such as Vitamin C derivative, Vitamin E and Vitamin E derivative to keep lips feeling soft and hydrated. It also contains Olive Oil and Jojoba Oil that nourish the lips. The product is made in Japan.

After applying this in the car, and waited my son for half an hour, he came out from school asking if I am having an event for today because he saw my pinkish lips. For your information,  Water Lip Tone Up CC comes with two variants namely Pure Red and Rose Pink. Its formulate is fragrance free and contains SPF 20 PA++ to protect lips against UVA and UVB rays

The  Water Lip Tone Up CC is price at RM16.90 and will be available at all leading phamarcies and major superrmaket outlets.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Lifting the Burden of GERD

Lifting the Burden of GERD
“Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” –Gordon B. Hinckley
What makes life worth living? Ask any Malaysian and they would probably have “enjoying food” on their list. Food plays a major role in our lives. It is a daily conversation topic, a compass to plan social events, a display of love, a cause for competition, and a source of adventure. No one really thinks about the inability to enjoy food, given that eating is something that we do almost automatically from birth.

However, the inability to enjoy food is a reality for those suffering a specific tummy affliction which has been sweeping the nation. This was what happened to Raymond. With a thriving career, Raymond was at his peak. Unfortunately, his tummy got in the way.

Raymond experienced heartburn years back but the symptoms would go away with a gulp of antacids. In the last year, however, Raymond would have great discomfort especially after eating. He would feel the food coming back up and a sour taste in his mouth. Not just that, there was gas and bloating too. Each day was a struggle as he would feel tired, not being able to sleep well at night because of the reflux. Tests at the hospital finally showed that Raymond was experiencing a chronic form of heartburn called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD for short.

Understanding GERD
When we eat something, the food travels down a tube called the esophagus into the stomach. At the bottom of the esophagus, before the opening to the stomach, lies a circular tube of muscle known as the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). When the LES becomes damaged or weakened, it fails to close all the way, causing the acidic contents of the stomach to move back up (reflux) into the esophagus. Stomach acid has a pH close to battery acid. When this acid contacts the esophagus and sometimes rises up into the mouth, damage and pain ensues.

Acid reflux causes a burning pain in the chest commonly known as heartburn. When acid reflux symptoms happen more than twice a week or is accompanied by difficulty in breathing or swallowing, it could denote a more serious condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The prevalence of GERD has been found to be rising across Southeast Asia, numbers of which are up to 20% from data recorded after 2005. i

Many people with acid reflux or GERD believe that their condition is caused by stress or from eating spicy or acidic food. While stress is not a cause, it is one of the factors that can aggravate GERD. Scientists have found that people are more sensitive to stomach acid when they are stressed. Besides stress, obesity is also another driving factor of GERD development. As weight accumulates in the belly area, it creates pressure on the diaphragm and LES to cause further weakening of the LES muscles. With Malaysia ranked as the fattest nation in Asia, it is not surprising that more and more people are suffering GERD. Smoking is another risk factor for GERD as the nicotine in cigarettes cause a relaxing effect on the LES, hence allowing stomach acid to escape into the esophagus.

GERD Development
In an event titled “Oh My GERD” hosted by NuvaPineA®, a panel of experts came together to discuss the severity of the GERD epidemic, to help the public to recognise the signs and symptoms of GERD and more importantly to manage the condition successfully. The panel comprised Dr. Raja Affendi Raja Ali, Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; Dr. Vagif Soultanov, a Gastroenterologist and Naturopathic Doctor from Melbourne, and Datin Swanee Teh, Pharmacist and Natural Therapies Advocate.

“GERD is a condition that worsens over time if left untreated,” stated Dr. Affendi. “Because it’s a disease driven both by structural and lifestyle factors, patients need to take proactive steps to manage it well. Think of it this way, if you had a wound and did nothing about it, that wound will fester to cause greater harm. Similarly, GERD needs to be addressed.”

GERD has a significant negative impact on patients’ quality of life. Imagine being constantly stressed about what you should eat or not besides having to limit social dining engagements all in a bid not to trigger GERD symptoms. A 2003 study showed that GERD patients have a poorer quality of life in terms of mental health, social functioning and vitality when compared to the general population.ii A separate study showed that having GERD decreased work productivity, even more than someone having a chronic condition like arthritis.iii In effect, GERD affects the very core of those things human beings take greatest pleasure in – food enjoyment, restful sleep, and meaningful work.

“Most people don’t expect the dramatic changes GERD makes in their lifestyles. GERD literally sucks all the fun out of life. According to clinical data, GERD can lead to anxiety and depression and vice versa. GERD also affects productivity and sleep which drains a person’s sense of purpose,” explained Dr. Soultanov on the topic of how miserable it is living with the disease.

What does GERD look like?
Heartburn is one of the hallmark symptoms of acid reflux. The other symptoms of GERD include a sour-tasting fluid at the back of the throat (stomach acid has a sourish taste), difficulty swallowing or a sensation that something is stuck in the chest or throat, gas build-up, and excessive belching. Some patients may even experience a chronic dry cough or breathlessness, which is triggered by the acid reflux. Should the acid rise up further into the mouth, bad breath can develop as the acid kills off good bacteria in the mouth. Tooth decay is another consequence of acid damaging teeth and gums.

Is there a solution?

Conventionally, heartburn and GERD are treated with medications that control acid. Routinely, the use of acid-blocking drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is initiated. Examples of PPI drugs include deslansoprazole, pantoprazole, omeprazole, and esomeprazole. PPIs are potent stomach acid suppressants. They are popular choices to help patients deal with symptoms as they work fast.

However, the symptoms of GERD are sometimes impossible to control, even with the most powerful PPI drugs. Some studies have already demonstrated that up to 40% of patients with heartburn reported either a partial or complete lack of response to PPIs. Not just that, acid blockers are not
meant to be used for the long-term because of adverse effects, the result of compromised digestion and immune protection when acid production is suppressed over time.

Current guidelines recommend that PPIs be used for only 4 - 6 weeks after which they should be withdrawn or stepped down to less-potent therapy.iv In reality however, patients continue their PPIs indefinitely as symptoms tends to recur.

Clinical Pine Therapy
GERD is not a simple condition to manage. As a naturopathic doctor as well as a researcher, Dr. Soultanov was at hand to share the results from a recent clinical study done on a pine conifer green needle extract called Bioeffective® A and its effects on gastrointestinal health and GERD.

“We know that Bioeffective® A possess cellular healing properties. In this study, we wanted to see the extent of its effects amongst patients with pre-cancerous stomach conditions who were also experiencing GERD. The administration of Bioeffective® A resulted in a 92% improvement in dyspeptic symptoms (GERD), including improvement in symptoms such as gastritis, gas and bowel disorders. Not only that, patients also regained normality of stomach function besides a reversal in pre-cancerous lesions,” shared Dr. Soultanov.

“Instead of sitting around worrying more and more about GERD, Bioeffective® A as a natural medicine, can offer patients added arsenal to deal better with their condition. By helping to strengthen damaged or weakened esophageal valves, as well as to support the normalisation of digestive juices in the stomach, Bioeffective® A will help get you, your normal tummy back,” said Datin Swanee Teh.

The session was also attended by former Prime Minister Tun Dato’ Sri Haji Abdullah bin Haji Badawi who shared a few words on how Bioeffective® A has helped improve his health. “At this golden age, all I can hope for is to be as healthy as possible. I have been taking Bioeffective® A for almost 10 years now for my defences and anti-aging needs. It is a very safe natural medicine and my doctors will affirm that my tummy, liver and kidneys are all in excellent condition. I’m glad to have found such a safe and reliable friend in health,” he said.

Goodbye GERD
When one understands the crushing grip GERD has on the many things we enjoy in life, it’s difficult not to be disheartened. However, the combined knowledge from both mainstream and naturopathic medicine can now offer patients a more holistic way of managing their condition successfully.

Raymond discovered Bioeffective® A online after surfing the net one night when he couldn’t sleep. Raymond went on a dose of 320mg three times a day as advised by his pharmacist. Over the weeks, his GERD symptoms gradually improved. He noted how he was able to tolerate his foods so much better without those familiar gas and reflux symptoms. Raymond has arrived at a point where he can actually plan a “makan get-together” without a care in the world.

Bioeffective® A is made in Australia and is available at leading pharmacies throughout Malaysia. For more information please call Nuvanta’s Nuvaceuticals® division at 03-56363758 or email


Sunday, July 2, 2017

New Pos Office Hour@AEON BIG Subang Jaya

The last update on the Post office hour at AEON BIG I blogged on my blog was year 2014. Now it's 2017, today is Sunday 1st week of month July.

The business hours are as following:
Monday to Saturday:
9.30am to 8pm

Sunday to 1st week of Saturday:
11am to 3pm.

It's closed on 1st Sunday of the month and public holidays.

We thought can renew the driving license for today but cannot as the Post Office is closed for 1st Sunday of the month.

I didn't know that they are open on Saturday til 8pm else we might go yesterday evening.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Armada Hotel Petaling Jaya

buffet dinner at the Hotel
 June School Holidays was fun and it's over now, kids are back to school. 27 May 2017, is where I have check in the hotel. The extra bed which is single not inclusive of breakfast is RM79.50. Sean and WL wanted the extra bed, so in the end its Sean that slept on it.
breakfast at the hotel
 The Saturday night kids and me have a buffet dinner together at the hotel. As WL is below 7 years old so he's free of charge. There's no bath tub in the hotel room, our room is 12th floor and facing the Hilton Hotel on the opposite.
 Dear was busy at work he only joined us at night. I drove back home the night and join my dear's car to back hotel but before that we headed supper at A&W. I didn't know there's two outlets of A&W near to Amcorp Mall.

Its indeed an adventurous day because WL went toilet for big project and he locked the door on his way out after the poop project. Guess what by the time I wanna to go toilet for big project I am unable to get in the toilet. Lucky Sean's around I told him to wait with WL in the room so that I can go Lobby to find toilet. 5 minutes after I left the maintenance came to fix the toilet door. I called twice the front desk to seek them help to unlock the toilet door. I couldn't wait anymore or hold any longer, if you got to go you got to go!

13 and 14 floors of the hotel are under renovation.
Special thanks to 100comments, that I get to enjoy this short vacation with my family.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lifebuoy encourages Malaysians to step up on hygiene during Ramadan

Leading hygiene soap brand kicks off nationwide hygiene drive, ‘Sucikan Diri dan Hati, Ramadan Ini’ in partnership with Media Prima Television Networks

Lifebuoy’s range of products contains germ protection formula that removes 99.9% germs. The rich, creamy lather of Lifebuoy’s products leave skin feeling clean and refreshed with a pleasant scent. Available in liquid form body wash, hand wash, sanitiser and soap bar, Lifebuoy is a daily essential for every household to help Malaysians keep their hygiene in check during Ramadan.
‘Sucikan Diri dan Hati, Ramadan Ini’: Vincent Chong, Marketing Director of Unilever Malaysia explaining to media the idea behind Lifebuoy’s Ramadan campaign ‘Sucikan Diri dan Hati, Ramadan Ini’ and the partnership with Media Prima Television Networks.

Gearing up for this year’s Ramadan, Unilever Malaysia’s leading hygiene liquid body wash and soap brand, Lifebuoy has embarked on a nationwide drive to amplify the importance of hygiene among Malaysians during the holy month.

Dubbed ‘Sucikan Diri dan Hati, Ramadan Ini’, the initiative comprises a series of meaningful activities to promote hygiene awareness and action. The month-long campaign also involves a strategic partnership with Malaysia’s largest integrated media network, Media Prima Television Networks to maximise the brand’s efforts.

Together with Media Prima Television Networks, Lifebuoy presents a cross-platform branded capsule featuring popular actor Farid Kamil, best known for his roles in ‘Mistik’ and the recent ‘J Revolusi’. The special commercial aimed at deepening the proposition of ‘Sucikan Diri dan Hati, Ramadan Ini’ also brings on screen the seasoned actor’s son, Muhammad.

Vincent Chong, Marketing Director of Unilever Malaysia said, “As Malaysia’s No.1 germ protection liquid body wash brand, we at Lifebuoy want to make a difference by continuing our commitment to improve the hygiene habits of Malaysians. More than just providing access to effective products, ‘Sucikan Diri dan Hati, Ramadan Ini’ takes our mission a step further as we bring across to the nation the hygiene message in an interesting format, while getting on ground to convert it into real action.”

In extension to the TV commercial, Lifebuoy is set to travel across selected cities in Malaysia to deepen its education efforts. Capitalising on the on-ground events organised by Media Prima Television Networks in association with its annual Ramadan and Raya campaign, Lifebuoy is incorporating the initiative into ‘Skuad Terima Kasih’, ‘Bazar Terima Kasih’ and ‘Jom Masjid’ events to be held in Johor, Terengganu, Pahang and Kedah. Various activities will be conducted, including hand wash demonstration and distribution of over 3,000 Lifebuoy care packs.
Malaysia’s No.1 Germ Protection Liquid Body Wash Brand:  Lifebuoy is a daily essential for every household to help Malaysians keep their hygiene in check during Ramadan.

Commenting on the partnership, Puan Nini Yusof, Director of Sales and Strategy for Client Service Group of Media Prima Television Networks said, “The collaboration with Lifebuoy stems from the ongoing relationships we have with Unilever Malaysia and some of the most powerful brands it houses. Being a big part of this meaningful initiative also serves as a validation of the network’s capability to support Lifebuoy by delivering quality content and ready platforms with the potential to reach millions of Malaysians.”

Hygiene, key to protect against germs
Good hygiene practice is crucial in order to keep germs at bay, especially with the heightened exposure at crowded places. Staying on top of hygiene during Ramadan helps the Muslim community to fulfil their religious duties in good health and sustain it all through as they welcome the Hari Raya celebration.

“Personal cleanliness is the foundation in maintaining a good health and preventing germ-related diseases. A proper shower is an important hygiene routine that would also keep the body feeling comfortable,” explained Chong.

Going the extra mile, Lifebuoy is also in an exclusive partnership with Watsons, encouraging Malaysians to take action while having a chance to perform good deeds during this holy month. For every RM15 purchase at any Watsons outlet, RM1 will be donated to ‘Tabung TV3 Bersamamu’, an ongoing charitable fund initiated by TV3. Customers also will be rewarded for positive hygiene habit as they stand a chance to win prizes from Habib Jewels via Lifebuoy’s nationwide contest.

 (From L to R) Actor Farid Kamil and son Muhammad (Che Mad); Vincent Chong, Marketing Director of Unilever Malaysia; Nini Yusof, Director of Sales & Strategy for Client Service Group, Media Prima Television Networks, discuss the partnership in an interactive chat. 
Meaningful Activities to Improve Hygiene Habits: Lifebuoy’s ‘Sucikan Diri dan Hari, Ramadan Ini’ involves a series of meaningful activities – all-in-all to encourage more people to improve their hygiene habits. Pictured here are Calvin Ho, a representative from Watsons Malaysia; Nini Yusof, Director of Sales & Strategy for Client Service Group, Media Prima Television Networks; actor Farid Kamil and son Muhammad (Che Mad); Vincent Chong, Marketing Director of Unilever Malaysia.
About Lifebuoy
Lifebuoy, the world’s leading health soap was first launched in 1894 to support people in their quest for better personal hygiene. Lifebuoy has been consistently championing health through hygiene throughout its 110 year history. Lifebuoy's pure anti-bacterial soap with excellent skin cleaning and cleansing properties is suitable and recommended for the whole family protection. With Lifebuoy's anti-bacterial soap your family is given the extra protection, feel the security and face day to day life confident that germs are kept at bay for a healthier outlook. Today, 1.6 billion people trust Lifebuoy to provide that extra protection against germs for them and their family. Put your trust in Lifebuoy today - guard your family against germs. Lifebuoy, the guarantee of protection when you are threatened.

About Media Prima
Media Prima Berhad (“Media Prima” or “The Group”) is the leading fully-integrated media company in Malaysia.

With a complete repertoire of media-related businesses including in Television, Print, Radio, Out-of-Home, as well as Content and Digital Media, Media Prima, which is listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia, is also one of Malaysia’s Top 100 largest listed companies by revenue.

In addition to having equity interests in Malaysia’s leading free-to-air television stations namely TV3, 8TV, ntv7 and TV9, the Group also owns more than 98 percent of The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (NSTP), Malaysia’s largest publisher with three national newspapers; New Straits Times, BH and Harian Metro.

Through its digital media subsidiary, Media Prima Digital embraces technical innovation, digital solutions and creative strategies. It offers a holistic digital consultancy which encompasses creative solutions, diversified platform services and e-commerce expertise. Media Prima Labs meanwhile, is a unit under Media Prima Digital to further extend the Group’s unique intellectual properties into the expanse of tech innovation and games.

tonton is Malaysia’s #1 video streaming portal offering FREE, advertising supported content (AVOD) with over 5.6 million registered users and a growth of 22,000 registrants on a weekly basis. Its vision is to be the #1 SVOD and home of best content for Malaysians whereas its mission is to be the no. 1 online video site, a must have service for every Malaysian and Malaysian home, to be available everywhere and to prevent piracy.

Meanwhile, Media Prima CJ O Shopping Sdn. Bhd. is a media commerce company, which operates home shopping business in Malaysia called CJ WOW SHOP through various platforms such as television, electronics commerce and mobile commerce.

In Radio, the Group is represented by four very popular radio stations namely Fly FM, Hot FM, one FM and Kool FM. Media Prima is also a market leader in Out-of-Home Advertising, represented by Big Tree Outdoor Sdn. Bhd., The Right Channel Sdn. Bhd., Kurnia Outdoor Sdn. Bhd., Gotcha and UPD Sdn. Bhd.

The Group also owns a content creation subsidiary, Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd. It is today Malaysia's largest production company, producing TV content and feature films since 1984 and 1994 respectively.