Thursday 31 August 2017

Fitness: F1 Recreation Flexes Its Muscle in Malaysia For TRUE Brand Fitness Equipment

Premium fitness equipment provider F1 Recreation Sdn Bhd has recently been appointed by award winning fitness equipment and industry pioneer TRUE to flex the brand's muscles in Malaysia. I was at the launch last week to witness this spectacular event. The target for these equipments will be condominiums, commercial gyms, hotels, country clubs, universities, corporates and professional athletes. 
There will be a debut of TRUE cardio machines with efficient and sleek designs along with four different types of console that allows the equipment to be upgraded. 

Among some of them are the Traverse lateral trainer that utilises a side to side motion to sculpt the core and lower body. I tried it out and enjoyed myself on the equipment as it is user friendly. 

Complementing some of the machines will be TRUE's touch screen Transcend console with a variety of features such as Bluetooth, Internet browsing and Virtual Active which brings the user to picturesque settings as they perform their workout through wild California trails, down the streets of Chicago or through breath taking Northern Italy.

According to Mr Adam Soong, the Business Development Manager of F1 Recreation, "F1 Recreation works hard to deliver exceptional value to inspire and empower quality living and this includes providing fitness solutions to our clients and gym managements. The partnership with TRUE allows us to extend our portfolio of products and introduce another quality brand and reaffirm our dedication to service excellence".

Also present at the official appointment ceremony were Malaysian bodybuilding champions, Lillian Tan, Syed Fazli Syed Ali, Terence Teo, Rykiel Cherie, Jacqie Tan and peak performance guru Wong Yu Jin.

Daily: Make Your Own Cuppa' with Arissto Capsule Coffee Machine

The thought of waking up to the aroma of coffee beans brewing is just simply amazing! As a coffee lover, what's better to own a coffee machine yourself? This is like a dream come true to me as I have always wanted to own a coffee machine. 

Arissto is my choice of coffee machine as it's simple and easy to use for a starter like me :) In fact,  I've also heard that this is newly launched in Malaysia and worth the try! My first impression of this compact little machine is that it's sturdy and solid, together with the colour combination which give it's premium feel to it on first touch.  

It has 2 different buttons on the front portion of the machine depending on the size of your cup/mug of your liking (i.e 60ml for the top and 120ml for the bottom). I personally prefer 60 ml as I like my cuppa a little stronger. 

This beauty is also great when it comes to practicality as you can see from the picture that it can also fit a tall glass. 

The different varieties of coffee grounds capsule. My favourite would be the Passion!

Besides the exterior, it is also very easy to use! First, you need to fill the water tank, just behind the machine with normal temperature filtered water.

Next, choose your preferred choice of coffee ground and slot it into the allocated compartment without opening the package. The compartment is located just above the machine beneath the silver lid. Close the silver lid once you've place your coffee ground.

Don't forget to add milk too!

 Finally, press on to your preferred size and wait for your cuppa to be served :) It takes less than 3 minutes for your coffee to be ready!

A video for your enjoyment!

Every time I visit a cafe, my go to cuppa would be a Cappuccino. I love the foams of the cappuccino which gives it smooth feeling. Arissto is able to give me the layer of foam on my cuppa too, which is amazing!

In a nut shell, I personally think that this beauty is worth the price and it's fun to make coffee with it! What's best about this is that there isn't a need to pre-heat the water as the machine is automated to do it for me. Now, I can get my coffee fix every morning even when I'm in a rush with Arissto Coffee Machine!

For more information, visit these links below:

Arissto Free Trial Program

Just register on Arissto Coffee Charity Challenge here.

Select your favourite coffee, time, and venue of the challenge. Their coffee ambassadors will deliver ARISSTO coffee to the venue and start the challenge. Together with your friends, you can compare the taste and purity of the coffee. The final conclusion of the taste does not matter as they will donate to help the poor children as long as you upload your challenge photos to Facebook. 

Arissto Official Website

Arissto Facebook

Saturday 26 August 2017

Health: Care for Your Oral Hygiene with IBKEEO Mouthwash

It is important for us to take care of our dental health from a young age. I'm sure most of you know that brushing alone is not enough to properly clean your teeth and mouth. Mouthwashes should be part of your oral healthcare routine. But, do you know how to choose a suitable and safe one for yourself? There are a wide range of mouthwashes out in the market, but I've recently tried IBKEEO, a Korean premium brand of mouthwash which thoroughly cleanses and keeps your breath fresh throughout the day. 

IBKEEO Premium Oral Hygiene Mouthwash contains quality ginseng extract, white peony (has antibacterial properties), tea tree (works to remove protein particles and eliminate bad breath) and licorice (activates salivary glands to prevent dry mouth). 

This product kills approximately 99.9% Oral Bacteria in 30 seconds. It's also very simple to use. All you need to do is pour about 1/3 of the bottle cap into your mouth and gargle up to 30 seconds.

Notice the light brown colour of the mouthwash BEFORE gargling.

Spit it out and you'll be able to see all the protein leftovers which tends to get stuck between your teeth and gums.

Basically, this is a shot taken AFTER gargling the mouthwash for 30 seconds. 

Compared to other mouthwashes, with IBKEEO, you can actually see the particles which is visible to the naked eye. It removes oral germs and prevent tooth decay if you use it for long term. It is recommended to gargle every morning or night for best result.

I actually like the taste of IBKEEO because it is not extremely minty or strong. In fact, it's mild, does not contain alcohol and has a very calming ginseng odour. This product is also safe for elderly, children (6 years and older) and people with braces. It is approved by the Health Ministry of Malaysia and authorised by Korea's Safety & Health Division.

By the way, for those who don't fancy ginseng, there will be a new flavour coming up, so be sure to keep up to date on IBKEEO Facebook. You can purchase this item via their Facebook or website.

Thursday 24 August 2017

Travel: Embrace the Spirit of SEA Games with Traveloka!

Lately, I've been doing a lot of travelling and in fact, I just came back from Bangkok and Korea recently. Before travelling, I usually do a lot of research to find out which travel platform has the best deals for budget travellers like me. Many years ago, I used to travel with tour agents but after some time, I realised it's better to travel free and easy. First, you can decide or plan your own itinerary and you don't need to rush while travelling. You can literally take your own sweet time at each tourist spot and organise your trip to your liking. Best part is, you get enough rest because you'll be at your own pace when you do free and easy travels. Well, if you decide to follow my footsteps, be prepared to do a whole lot of research beforehand. I have a great tip to share if you plan to travel free and easy too. 

Out of all I've checked, I find that Traveloka is one of the best and reliable travel platform which offers great promotion for flight tickets and hotel bookings. If you're planning a trip at the moment, I'd highly recommend you to check out Traveloka for some awesome deals. 

It's extremely convenient and useful for those who enjoy travelling frequently. I like the filter options they have, where you can simply sort based on your personal preferences such as price range, airlines and also the type of hotel you are searching for. These features really help me save precious time and ensure that I'm getting what I want for my trip. 

With the SEA Games 2017 currently ongoing, Traveloka are offering some unbelievably cheap deals to various destinations. The SEA Games 2017 or commonly known as the Kuala Lumpur 2017 (KL 2017) is a multi sport event and this is the sixth time that Malaysia is hosting the games. So proud to be a Malaysian! By the way, there will be 404 events in 38 sports which will be featured in the games.

For the uninitiated, Traveloka is the Gold Sponsor for the SEA Games 2017 and they are rewarding travellers as well during this season. Enjoy savings of up to 60% on flights and hotels with the GO SEA PROMOTION to 10 special Southeast Asian destinations - Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Bali, Jakarta, Bandung and Lombok with the booking period from 11 to 31 August 2017. Awesome news is that you can book first and travel at anytime. I guess I went to Bangkok too early and missed out on this deal. So, for those who hasn't booked yet, what are you waiting for? Especially with the holiday seasons coming up, it's the perfect time to travel. 

The HELLO MALAYSIA PROMOTION is also ongoing at the moment, and you can save up to 40% on flights and hotels when you travel around Malaysia or head to KL

Personally, I have been using the Traveloka app that I've installed on my phone. It's quite simple and user friendly, you can download the app on the App Store/Play Store and you're good to go. I find it easier to scroll through the app to find the best deals for flight and hotels, compared to using the desktop. Oh, and they have really efficient customer service, if you encounter any problems with your bookings. 

If you are supporting some of the athletes at the SEA Games 2017, you can check out the Traveloka booth at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium too. I'll be heading there to watch some of my favourite sports; rhythmic gymnastics and badminton. See you there! 

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Daily: Shopee’s 9.9 Online Shopping Day!

Shopee’s 9.9 Online Shopping Day: The first e-commerce mega sale of 2017 has arrived

Malaysians are in for a treat with rock-bottom prices in a 20-day extravaganza

Shopee today has unveiled a lineup of massive sales and exciting collaborations with some of Malaysia’s most-loved brands for its 9.9 Online Shopping Day celebration. Millions of Malaysian online shoppers will be spoiled for choices with thousands of deals at up to 90% off, from brands including Nestle, Watsons, Super, Unilever, ESH2U and Senheng, along with exciting perks from 9.9 partners like PETRONAS, KFC, Digi, 20th Century Fox, B Infinite and more. 

Starting from 23 August 2017, a myriad of deals, discounts and giveaways will be launched every day, culminating in a 9.9 Online Shopping Day mega sale starting from 9 September at 12am until 11 September at 11.59pm.

“Shopee’s 9.9 Online Shopping Day is in its second year running. This year, we have gone out of our way to make this the most phenomenal sale yet. We have specially lined up thousands of sellers offering thousands of items at shockingly low prices, with free shipping across Malaysia. All these items will be covered by our Lowest Price Guarantee,” said Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director of Shopee.

Lowest Price Guarantee means that anyone who buys an item with a cheaper price on another platform will be entitled for a refund worth 120% of the price difference. “In addition, we are giving out prizes worth RM59,999 in total over the next two weeks as an added bonus to online shoppers. Be sure to look out for all the latest updates on Shopee app, as well as Shopee’s social media platforms,” added Ho.

9.9 Online Shopping Day highlights

Setting the stage for 9.9 Online Shopping Day would be Shopee’s Merdeka Sale happening from 28 to 31 August, with discounts up to 60% from famous local brands and sellers to celebrate Malaysia’s 60th independence day.

From 9 to 11 September, the Best of 9.9 will feature phenomenal discounts of up to 90% on exciting items. On 9 September only, the Upsized Shocking Sale will feature sought after items from Mobile and Gadgets, Home Appliances, Fashion, Home and Living, as well as Health & Beauty categories at shockingly low prices.

Unilever with its Unilever Fair will be offering discounts of up to 30%, with an additional storewide voucher worth 20% off. Similarly, Watsons will also be offering a 20% discount storewide. Senheng will be offering deals of up to 50% off on 99 deals, while ESH2U will be offering deals of up to 99% off, with discount vouchers worth up to RM100. Online shoppers can also look out for exciting offerings from Nestle, ASUS, Super Coffee and more throughout the 9.9 Online Shopping Day shopping season.

Added perks for online shoppers

In collaboration with KFC, every shopper who makes a purchase from 22 August to 9 September will enjoy free KFC Nuggets with their next KFC Delivery order. On 9 September, KFC will be celebrating Colonel Sander’s birthday on Shopee by giving out free 2-piece chicken combos to every 9th registered user on 9 September. On the same day, PETRONAS will be releasing its limited edition PETRONAS x Shopee gift cards that come with RM50 worth of fuel at only RM45 (limited to 3,000 units online). A further 9,000 cards will be sold at PETRONAS stations nationwide at RM50, and will come with a Shopee voucher worth RM5 each.

In collaboration with 20th Century Fox, shoppers who shop from 1 to 4 September will stand a chance to win a pair of premier tickets to watch Kingsman The Golden Circle. B Infinite will also be rewarding shoppers with giveaways of 999 and 9,999 B Infinite points, with over 57,000 points to be given out. RM50 Digi Store cash vouchers will also be up for grabs at only RM9.90.

Shopee’s 9.9 Online Shopping Day is also supported by CIMB, Public Bank and RHB Bank, with extra discounts of up to 10% for credit card holders.

For more details on all the benefits and savings in store for Malaysian online shoppers this 9.9, visit Alternatively, download the Shopee app for free on the Google Play and App Store  to get the latest updates.

I was at the press conference yesterday and I won an Action Cam! Watch out on Shopee for more updates!

Saturday 19 August 2017

Daily: Aim for Better Health with Diamond Coral Alkaline Water

Our body is our vessel. We need to ensure that our health is optimum for our body to function at its peak. But with our hectic day to day lifestyle, we tend to neglect our health. Well, there is now a simple way to maintain our health; with Diamond Coral Alkaline Water. Diamond is a trusted brand and has served more than 1 million customers over the years. Since I was young, my mum has always emphasize to us the importance of drinking water. Adults require about 8-10 cups of water per day while children is approximately 3-5 cups daily. But, even if we drink enough water, have you ever stop to think if the water we're consuming is clean and good for the body?

Drinking alkaline water is ideal for the body as health scientists have discovered that many illnesses arise due to the acidic nature of the body. So, consuming Diamond Coral Alkaline Water will neutralise the acidity and improve health in the long run.

I've recently tried out the Diamond Coral Alkaline Water filter at home as I have heard many good recommendations about it. Personally, after trying it for some time now, I've noticed several health benefits. Firstly, I noticed that my headaches are less frequent these days and I feel much lighter as a whole. I used to get a lot of headaches in the past, and this was due to my acidic physique it seems. I find that this water is beneficial for me as I've noticed that I have stopped getting mouth ulcers after starting to consume the Diamond Coral Alkaline Water. This may sound funny, but I really like the taste of alkaline water, as I find that it doesn't have the overwhelming mineral taste.

The Diamond Coral Alkaline Water comes with 6 filters!

As a beauty junkie, I was ecstatic when I heard that you could utilise this alkaline water as a mask or just as a facial spray to brighten up your complexion. Well, I don't have much wrinkles or laugh lines, but I do have some areas of uneven skin tone. 

So, I have been religiously using the Diamond Coral Alkaline Water as a facial spray and I've noticed that my skin tone is more even now, just after 1 week. It is a good idea to use this facial spray on a hot day when you want to freshen yourself up after a long day.

With all these benefits of Diamond Coral Alkaline Water, I'd recommend that every household purchase this particular water filter to keep your health in tip top condition. Besides that, I am also using the Diamond Coral WaterBar Dispenser and I find it so convenient. Just a simple touch of a button, and hot or warm water can now be automatically dispense in just 15 seconds. I find it especially useful when I'm making tea in the morning to go with my breakfast. Previously, I had to separately boil some hot water to make tea, but now even when I am in a rush, I can still make sure to have my drink!

Coral Alkaline Water 60-Days Free Trial Program

WaterBar 7-Days Free Trial Program

Diamond Coral Facebook

Diamond Coral Official Website

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Daily: Bausch & Lomb Soflens Daily Disposable Review

To have the freedom of looking and feeling great while enjoying what you're doing is amazing! I loathe wearing glasses, it's definitely not trendy and makes me look so much older than I actually am. This is why I have always resorted to wearing lens on a daily basis. Recently, I've tried out the Bausch & Lomb Soflens Daily Disposable which boasts on its UNIFIT comfort design, just for the perfect fit. Previously, I've encountered a situation with another contact lens brand, where I rubbed my eyes a little too hard and my lens just fell out without me realizing. Therefore, when I heard about the UNIFIT comfort design on the Bausch & Lomb Soflens Daily Disposable, I know I definitely have to give it a try.

Plus, Bausch & Lomb is an established brand certified and recommended by eye care professionals. It is a reliable and safe brand for usage. Your eyes are the windows to your soul, so it is important to ensure that your eyes are healthy, even with usage of contact lens.

The lens come in a box of 5 pair (10 contact lenses) and they are disposable daily. Personally, I prefer to wear daily lenses as it is more hygienic that way. 

I really enjoyed my experience with the Bausch & Lomb Soflens Daily Disposable because I find that I could wear them from morning till night without experiencing any discomfort and redness as well. It is suitable to wear at night, under low light condition as the lenses have the High Definition Optics technology which gives you clear and crisp vision during night time. It is made using the Hilafilcon B material with the Comfort Moist technology to ensure comfort all day by keeping your eyes moist. 

The lens is thin and visibly tinted. Therefore, it looks natural even when I wear it. Well, I would say, it almost feels and looks like I'm not even wearing any lens. 

For those first timers who plan to try out the Bausch & Lomb Soflens Daily Disposable, here are some tips of how to have a safe experience with your contact lenses.

  • Before starting, always wash your hands with mild soap to ensure that they are clean before handling the lenses.
  • When removing the lenses from the packaging, always rinse it with some saline solution first before inserting in your eye.
  • Place your lens on your index fingertip and ensure that it is a bowl shaped, just like in the picture above.
  • Pull down your lower lid with your middle finger of the same hand you have the lenses on.
  • Use the fingers of the other hand to lift your upper lid.
  • Ensure that you are looking straight ahead, as you insert the lenses.
  • Close your eyes once the lens is in and it will move to the center by itself.
  • To remove lens, similarly, look straight ahead and use both thumb and index finger to gently pinch the lens out.

If you experience some form of discomfort, you can remove the lens and clean it with a multi-purpose solution, as shown in the video. Always remember to clean the lens from center outwards.

Check out and Facebook of Bausch & Lomb MY for more details on the lenses.