The only radio station i listen to is Capital FM. I don’t know, i guess it IS my favourite channel, and i’m too lazy to switch with other channels. If i feel like listening to my own music then i play my MP3s. But it’s pretty much between my selection and Capital FM.
I love Asha Gill’s show in the late mornings. She’s usually on when i make my way to a meeting or my workout. If you’re a woman around your 30s, you’ll love listening to her show. She’s so INFORMATIVE about food, health, children and LIFE; yet makes it so FUN to listen to. Sometimes i listen to Asha and think, “Goddemm why can’t i talk like that.”
They play chill out lounge music in the afternoons, and oh, my favourite weekend slots are when April goes on and plays all types of music from all over the world on her Global Passport show. You discover so many new sounds and artists there! I love her selection so much i’ve asked her to let me copy some tunes off her :p
So yeah, i’m well acquainted with Capital FM and all their shows.
I got even more acquainted when i dropped by their studio last Thursday to sit in the Talk of the Town morning show with announcers Xandria Ooi and Joanne Kam. I’d been in the studio before, having sat in one of The Jam Break shows when Liang interviewed me some time last year (or was it the year before?). But it was really nice to see how energetic they actually are in the room so early in the morning!
Xan and Joanne
Since it was a Thursday, Working Your Mojo was on with them. It’s a segment where their personal life coach Zarina Zainal shares tips and guides on self-improvement.
From left: Zarina, Xandria, Joanne, and producer June.
Zarina was talking about how one goes thru CHANGES in their life, and how we can turn negative ones into positive ones. It’s all within ourselves, and something i already know… but i was firmly reminded of the power of our own energy that morning.
An interesting fact that Zarina touched on, was how we are are just like atoms (which i agree with, we’re all made out of dots at the end of the day). When atoms change to a different level, they vibrate a lot more cos of the additional energy they’re releasing (think water evaporating into air, remember science class?). It’s the same with us human beings. Whenever we are in a shift to change, we release a lot more energy, whether it’s in the form of anger, frustration, excitement, etc. So having all these emotions can be a GOOD thing cos that means you’re changing and evolving.
I was in total admiration when she talked about her personal story (this was all on air btw, if you missed it) on how she was divorced with two children. Her divorce was amicable and she and her children stayed with her parents for awhile till she was kicked out for many different reasons. Then she stayed in her car for a month before finding enough money to rent an apartment and living with her children again.
Just when she thought things were going well, a few months down the road the bank wanted to take back the apartment she was renting cos the owner wasn’t paying up! She said she actually laughed when she saw the letter cos she couldn’t believe how much worse things could get. But she kept on telling herself: “There’s a silver lining behind every cloud, and that i just have to FIND it.”
So she wrote to the bank and they replied that they’ve actually heard about her situation and how she’s really nice, and offered to let her stay in it till they found a buyer. Rent free! She ended up staying in that apartment for a year without having to pay rent, isn’t that amazing!?
Of course in a time like that, you just hope the bank doesn’t find a buyer. Zarina wasn’t obliged to show off her apartment to potential buyers, but she was so nice, that she did just that. By doing so, she became friends with this couple who ended up loving her so much they gave her her first big job in personal training.
Amazing! I loved listening to her story and was in such awe of how strong and positive she is. When we left the studio she gave me a big hug and we both voiced what a pleasure it was to see each other again (we’d met before thru her sister Azura). What an inspiring morning you gave all of us Zarina!
Joanne, Xan and i
Besides their arresting conversations and music, the radio station is currently hosting a contest called Capital FM Reconnect, a memory game on radio runs till 24th May 2013.
To play it, listeners will have to guess the correct memory combination in order to win.
(A template of 40 grid boxes will be made available for listeners to download *here*)
These boxes will only contain numbers but they actually represent different amounts of cash and prizes. You can win up to RM20,000 cash and different prizes like an all-expense paid weekend getaway, a bag from Kayu, spa packages and many more.
Five lucky callers a day will get to turn over two boxes and try to find a match. If you successfully match two tiles, you win the prize in the box! I’d be waiting for that RM20,000 box…
Capital FM 88.9 is the radio station for Malaysian women. It is designed to inspire and empower women. Keeping listeners company throughout the day are our well-accomplished celebrity hosts and announcers.
Capital FM broadcasts to the Klang Valley and covers areas in Bidor, Sungkai, Tanjung Malim, Nilai and parts of Seremban. Alternatively, you may stream online or download the Capital FM app.
I’ve been to Elegantology a few weeks ago cos Justin Yap stocks his collection there and i went to meet him for dinner and drinks. It’s on a row of restaurants and bars that seem to be very popular in Publika and is always crowded with people (same row as The Bee and Social).
Elegantology Gallery & Restaurant is a three-way collaboration between
notable Malaysian fashion designer Beatrice Looi,
Celebrity Chefs Sherson Lian & Johnny Fua,
and the oldest cognac house Martell.
Their mutual desire to support the local creative fashion and gastronomy industry resulted in the creation of this remarkable space dedicated to emerging talent.
Do you remember the Rising Personalities Award that was organised by Martell?
Well, i guess this is the long-term version of recognising new and up-and-coming talent while having a space to promote them!
Celebrity Chefs Sherson Lian (above) & Johnny Fua (below)
The two celebrity chefs refresh their Ever-Changing Menu every 3 to 4 weeks as to ensure new dining experiences for loyal customers. They also regularly evolve the menu by collaborating with rising guest chefs, and constantly encourage these aspiring chefs to create unique and innovative gastronomy experiences.
Dining areas are carefully placed inside Elegantology, so you have different atmospheres and more privacy.
Besides serving gastronomic fanfares daily, Elegantology’s large space displays exclusive men’s fashion and lifestyle products through co-creations with reputable local designers. Pieces are tailored in limited numbers for the most sophisticated of tastes, allowing the Elegantology man to rise above with style.
There is even a team of personal stylists (aka Elegantologists) at the gallery, who are always on hand to style you up or find you exactly what you need – whether it’s for a special occasion or a complete wardrobe overhaul.
There is a wide selection of men’s apparel and accessories in there, and they’re all designed by established as well as up-and-coming designers in Malaysia. The gallery is really a platform for which they can create a series of limited edition fashion and lifestyle collections for.
Despite being proclaimed as being menswear, i don’t see why women can’t wear the fashion items in there too! I rather fancy the pretty bows, and i am sure many women like me nowadays are embracing menswear-inspired fashion with the ubiquitous shirt. It’s so effortlessly classic to cinch in a men’s shirt with a belt and carry on with your day.
Back to Elegantology, I surfed through their Facebook page the other day, and found quite interesting things that they post!
Check out these illustrations of a recipe, done like a fashion illustration!
If Elegantology has piqued your interest, you’d be glad to know that they’re celebrating their launch event very soon, with invites for you if you’re quick.
Come and experience Elegantology Gallery & Restaurant for yourself,
taste the creations by celebrity chefs Sherson Lian & Johnny Fua,
feel and try the limited edition men’s fashion pieces,
mingle with some of KL’s most fashionable people,
enjoy the showcase of the designers’ collections with a fashion show and celebrity models,
all while being entertained by DJ Nadine Ann Thomas on the decks.
I will be going, and i heard some other personalities like Patricia K and Hansen Lee will be too!
Venue: 35, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 KL
A typical woman would use many beauty products across her lifetime. I have! The challenge of today seems to be that we’re spoilt for choice – shelves in pharmacies and skincare stores display dozens of brands to choose from. I don’t even know them all… Plus there are so many big brands out there that make all these amazing claims and promises, it’s hard to decipher which ones exaggerate their results!
When i just started buying skincare, i didn’t know much better and was kinda buying blindly – the ones that seemed to appeal to me the most, or whose packaging i liked best. I didn’t do much research, like how we all do nowadays. We definitely weren’t as internet-savvy 10 years ago as we are now!
You see a lot of videos on YouTube for skincare and beauty, and there’s even this beauty myth buster vid recently posted online that talks about “Reducing Lines and Wrinkles before you finish 1 Jar” >
The moisturizer you see in the video is the NEW Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. The reason they’re taking to the streets is cos Olay have just added 20% more anti-ageing ingredients to Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. It now has more amino-peptide and includes new innovative ingredients like Olivem and Lyslastine which boosts collagen and makes the product work faster and deeper within the skin layers.
I’ve tried the previous generation of Olay Regenerist before this new one, so i was interested to see how testing the new one on the hand would turn out. I always find it easier to observe, cos lines on the hands are much more obvious than that on the face.
I think that the new Olay Regenerist has a lighter and smoother texture compared to the old one. What i still love about the cream is its scent – like you just took a long bath!
It’s quite obvious to see that i put the cream on my left hand, cos the lines are a lot less distinct there. I like how my skin feels thoroughly moisturized and smooth after applying the cream for my first time.
To test whether the new Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is really better than another moisturizer we’ll call Brand X, i tried a ‘Water Demo’ on it. The theory is that a good skin care product disperses easily in water. Because the main composition of our skin IS water, the more water-dispersed a product is, the deeper it can carry ingredients into the skin’s layers.
I started with two clean bottles filled with filtered water.
Then i inserted the new Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream into the left bottle, and Brand X into the right. Even before i’ve started to shake it, you can easily see how the left bottle is already getting cloudy on its own.
Quite amazing! Both bottles of water have got cloudy so they’re both good moisturizers, but you can easily see how there are bits of moisturizer that sticks to the top of the right bottle (Brand X) cos it didn’t get wholly dispersed. So the new Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream (on the left) is a better cream cos it really does disperse in water a lot easier!
New Olay Regenerist really is the NEW GENERATION skin care with ultimate anti-aging result!
To try it for yourself, the New Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is available at all major supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide.
Ibiza has always been an intriguing destination for me, but alas, not one that i’ve managed to visit just yet!
Just look at that. If you simply googlepix Ibiza, all these incredibly beautiful scenery shots come up. It was actually hard deciding on a couple to post here.
OH EM GEE. I am dying to throw myself into that water and take lots of pictures with colourful props and toys.
Besides the island’s obvious beauty, Ibiza is famous for PARTYING!
Some of the best DJs and clubbing establishments in the world are there,
and apparently the partying NEVER STOPS.
We’re talking 24/7.
[pix from mixmag.net]
One more thing that’s gonna put Ibiza in the spotlight this year,
is that the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final will be held there!
[pix source: bola.net]
Heineken is the proud sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, and is celebrating the 7th consecutive year they’ve been sponsoring the international event, by sending some lucky winners to an all-inclusive VIP screening of the UEFA Champions League Final in Ibiza a.k.a Ibiza Final!
So you get a free trip to fly to Ibiza,
watch the final match with thousands of football fanatics,
party like a rockstar,
then cure your hangover on the exotic beaches there!
It’s going to be one spectacular event which mixes watching club football’s greatest final
with Ibiza-style partying. The best of football and music!
I’ve been playing with it since the contest launched on April 2nd and it’s really easy.
You need to locate the hidden tickets on the app (so no, you don’t have to physically run anywhere!) and the more Tweets and Facebook Check-Ins you do, the sooner the location will be unveiled to you. Every tweet/fb check-in i do just requires one click of the mouse.
Once the location is unveiled, there will be a final on-ground challenge where invited contestants will have to use their wit, charm, inventiveness and imagination to compete for the VIP trip to Ibiza!
If you scroll down the right sidebar, you can stalk who is being active on the app XD
Contest runs till 20th April 2013.
This contest is for non-Muslims aged 18 years and above.
Tickets are not transferable.
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Jessie is an old friend of mine who is the Marketing Manager of Heineken, and i saw her quote in the press release which i just want to add here cos… it’s Jessie! Haha.
Jessie Chuah: “We want our consumers to really engage with the brand and the campaign, and ultimately, to enjoy watching the UCL final in a uniquely Heineken way. This year, we are very excited to offer them the opportunity to celebrate the legendary moments of football’s greatest final with Heineken at a very exotic location; Ibiza, Spain.”
“Seven years on and we still feel immensely proud that the world’s most prestigious club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League, is sponsored by the world’s most international beer brand, Heineken. This year’s campaign has plenty of excitement, with a few surprises along the way, so we really do hope consumers enjoy the ‘Heineken Ibiza Final’ campaign as much as we have when we developed it.”
I was in 1 Utama to drop by the Pringles booth and get some baby shower stuff one Saturday,
when i saw something that was so awesome, i’ve been telling all my friends about it!
Pringles set up a giant bowling game for everyone to participate,
and if anyone managed to knock down one pin, they’d get a free Pringles.
I saw two guys in wheelchairs queueing up for the game,
and thought, “How great! I hope they get their Pringles!”
Everyone was cheering extra loud when they went up, and it was so endearing to watch.
Sometimes we forget about how lucky we are to have all our limbs and to see and hear…
imagine how much more difficult life must be if you’re missing something everyone else has!?
Bowling a giant ball wasn’t easy tho (i tried it too),
and when the second guy couldn’t get any pins knocked down,
the Pringles mascot snuck up next to the giant pins, KICKED one down and ran away!
Everyone was laughing and so happy the guy got his free Pringles!
There was a big hullaballoo at KLCC’s concourse area on Wednesday as PETRONAS brought in Mercedes F1 drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton for a meet-the-fans session. I wasn’t quite sure how big a crowd would turn up and it was beyond my expectations! There was already a long queue when i walked past the concourse area at 3:50pm, and the superdrivers were only scheduled to arrive at 5pm!
Patient fans spreading from the left of the concourse…
… to the right.
Thanks to a special invitation from PETRONAS, i didn’t have to queue up… and went to sit in the PETRONAS car for a picture instead Can you imagine me as an F1 driver? Okay, maybe it would be for something called the Fairy1 race.
It’s actually a tricky vehicle to get into! Very tiny space… and i’m a tiny person! Thanks to Michelle who held my arm when i got out, so i wouldn’t fall on my face in front of watchful strangers in queue.