Thursday, June 7, 2018

THE KOOL-EST RAYA EVER ~Flight tickets to Medan, Indonesia up for grabs~

Arguably the biggest festive season in Malaysia, Hari Raya is celebrated extravagantly by all Malaysians. Joining the celebration, Sunway Lagoon welcomes guests to its ‘Kool Raya’ campaign from 15 – 24 June 2018 to celebrate the Kool-est Raya ever!

Guests will be greeted with the Kool Raya Welcoming Dance and Sunway Lagoon’s Captain Quack and Lady Quack who will flaunt their wacky Joget Lambak moves! A total of 3,000 Raya packets with vouchers will be given out to all visitors from 15 – 17 June 2018 and one (1) lucky winner will walk away with a surprise FAMFun package voucher worth RM368 every day!

Head on to the Raya Bazaar at the Surf Beach from 12pm – 4pm during the ten-day celebration to indulge in Raya delicacies (Lemang and Ketupat), and partake in a series of fun games and activities such as the Giant Jenga, Anyam Ketupat, 4D Twister, Henna Mehndi and the Tornado Blast Challenge that promises a whirlwind of fun. Look out for exciting rewards including Malindo roundtrip flight tickets to Medan and Sunway Lagoon ticket discount vouchers.

Younger theme park goers will have their share of fun as they get the opportunity to take a photo with Baby Shark cut-out characters at the PinkFong Baby Shark Bash. Cool things up further and receive a pair of Kool Shades upon purchase of a Baby Shark Combo Meal or PinkFong Baby Shark Ice Cream! There will be special appearances by everyone’s favourite Nickelodeon characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and Boots.


Sean Choo, General Manager of Sunway Lagoon commented, “Sunway Lagoon is bringing the traditional and modern elements of Raya together to cater to all ages so there is a feeling of nostalgia and also new experiences to look forward to. The festive season is all about spending quality time with loved ones and this is our way of inviting our guests to a whole new celebration of Hari Raya! With the multiple thrilling and relaxing rides and attractions, variety of wildlife to learn about, meet and greet sessions with television characters, with the exciting in-park shows we have in store, we assure that our guests will bring home great memories to be cherished.”

Visitors can also indulge in several photo opportunities at the many unique and unconventional festive decorations around the park, such as the Glowing Hari Raya Cube @ the Piazza – a cool version of a Hari Raya greeting card. Visitors can also observe a classic Hari Raya Open House @ the Carousel, which will be set inside a rumah kampung in full festive merriment.

Enjoy 40% off published admission rates when you purchase your tickets with Maybank QR Pay or buy online the special holiday school packages, FAMFun (2 Adult 2 Child) at RM368 or 4-To-Go (4 Adult) at RM 432. 

Visit Sunway Lagoon today and flaunt your Best Day Ever pictures during Raya on your social platforms and hashtag #SLKoolRaya and #SunwayLagoonMY.

More information about Sunway Lagoon can be obtained online at www.sunwaylagoon.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SunwayLagoonMalaysia.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

#MisiIkhlasAidilfitri Campaign for Raya by Watsons Malaysia

I love to shop, how about you? Good news for shopping lovers as Watsons kicked off its 2018 Ramadan and Aidilfitri campaign by calling upon Malaysians to propagate a do-good culture by sharing acts of kindness. With the #MisiIkhlasAidilfitri campaign, Watsons aims to spread positivity and shine a light on the kind and sincere acts performed by Malaysians every day. At the same time, the campaign will drive contributions from Watsons Malaysia to the Pusat Jagaan Dan Pendidikan Warga Emas Darul Insyirah home with every use of the hashtags #MisiIkhlasAidilfitri and #WatsonsMalaysia.


The #MisiIkhlasAidilfitri campaign, which runs from 15 May to 2 July 2018, calls upon
Malaysians to share acts of kindness that they encounter or hear about, on Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtags #MisiIkhlasAidilfitri and #WatsonsMalaysia. With each use of the hashtags, Watsons Malaysia will donate 200 points (equivalent to RM1) to Pusat Jagaan Dan Pendidikan
Warga Emas Darul Insyirah, which will enable the organisation to purchase products from Watsons, from toiletries to medicines and vitamins, for the needs of the old folks residing in the home.


"During Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, it is a time of spiritual improvement and performing good deeds for Muslims. With the #MisiIkhlasAidilfitri campaign, we want to appreciate the good deeds of our fellow Malaysians on social media and to spread positivity. By shining a light on these kind and sincere acts, we want to spread the joy of doing good and bring people together in a world that has become increasingly fragmented,” said Caryn Loh, General Manager and Country Head of Watsons Malaysia.


Loh said these good deeds range from simple acts that can brighten the day, such as smiling and greeting the people you encounter, adopting a pet from a charity or opening the door for someone, or acts that have a much bigger impact. Watsons Malaysia will also be highlighting extraordinary acts of kindness on their social media channels, such as the man who sold his Proton Iswara to a single mother for 10 sen and the Malaysians who came together to help following a major accident in Ipoh.
#MisiIkhlasAidilfitri is a first of its kind effort by Watsons Malaysia that brings together Malaysians to participate in the spirit of this holy month. “Our campaign is all about demonstrating that no person, message or story is too small to make a difference. Through the campaign, we are asking people to share social media messages that inform, inspire and create awareness that can bring about social change or perhaps just uplift all of us, when we read about the kindness and goodness of our fellow Malaysians. This Ramadan, we want Malaysians to feel great, besides also looking good with Watsons Malaysia,” Loh added.


For further information on the campaign, visit Watsons Malaysia’s website at www.watsons.com.my. Follow the latest updates from Watsons Malaysia on Facebook at www.facebook.com/watsonsmalaysia and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/watsonsmy/


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

2nd May of the Month 2018

Yesterday son has got tuition after send him to tuition we headed to breakfast. After parking at the apartment I spotted a dead cat on the other side of the road which is next to the car. It's a full grown cat which has many flies around it, the body of the cat has bloated too. 1st day of May and that's what I saw, seem not a good sign at all.

Today is second day of May and last night after drinking the sup kambing I had ice cream in the night. Sad to say that I didn't feel well in the night and went to purging every hour, also feeling like want to vomit but not able.

This morning I had medicine before heading to the event which I have rvsped. Kind of feel bad if I didn't show up as have rvsped. Lucky I didn't feel the urge to go toilet in the LRT ride. 14 stops in total to reach the destination and its 35 minutes ride.

I had light meal as I cannot take any oily or dairy products. I also didn't take any fruits. My friend offered me a bottle of fruit juice I didn't take it as I scare I am going to throw up after drinking it. The parking at Aloft Hotel is RM10 for event attended at the hotel. Three of my friends parked their car there in the hotel.

Then I receive a call from volunteer in school that my youngest has been left in school as nobody pick him up. The aunt rider suppose to fetch him home, she has forgot of it and thought she was suppose to fetch my eldest. Lucky that I called home and sis-in-law said that nephew is home is able to fetch him. Nephew didn't have any class in the afternoon, if he has surely he cannot make it to fetch him and I would be 25 minutes or 35 minutes away to fetch him.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Physicians Formula Healthy Makeup Collection


Everyone has got busy lifestyle but we do look into things that we like don't we. Who can say no to cosmetics/makeup collection? Looking for a make-up range that does not compromise the health of your skin? Look no further than Physicians Formula, a cosmetics brand, originated from the USA that have withstood the test of time. Boasting the safest and healthy cosmetics catalogue in the world, Physicians Formula products are all clinically-tested, doctor recommended and cruelty free. 










The good news is that they are now available at selected Watsons stores nationwide. The latest Physicians Formula range available at Watsons includes the Brow Long Lasting Brow Gel, Killer Curves mascara, Murumuru Butter Bronzer, Murumuru Butter Highlighter, Spotlight illuminating Primer , The Healthy Foundation and The Health Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick , ranging from RM 45.90 to RM 79.90. Do check out the products in store in you have interest to know more.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

FROGASIA’S LEAPS OF KNOWLEDGE CONFERENCE 2018

Teachers enjoying their time at the Leaps of Knowledge Conference's workshop.
 The Leaps of Knowledge Conference 2018 presented by FrogAsia Sdn Bhd with the support of the YTL Foundation saw more than 1,000 educators, parents, students and members of the education sector gathering to elevate 21st Century education in Malaysia. Held at the JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, this year’s conference aimed to inspire, equip and empower Malaysians to collaboratively and collectively do more to raise the bar in education.


The Leaps of Knowledge Conference 2018 – themed Level Up!, centred around the commitment of the community of educators, parents and individuals to continue leveraging on the foundations built over the last six years, levelling the playing field across all schools in Malaysia through technology. This year’s conference explored how the community can work together to raise the bar by celebrating each other’s successes, learning from each other and collaborating on new ideas to increase outcomes for 21st Century learners.


“At FrogAsia, we believe in a world where everyone loves learning and where technology removes boundaries. With technology, there is equal access to quality education regardless of location or background. By bridging the digital divide, the education divide is also bridged at the same time. After six years of driving 21st Century education in Malaysia, we have seen the huge difference that Frog is making in the Malaysian education system. Schools from across the country can collaborate and support one another, and student progress can be monitored and tracked to help them improve. Today, we are gathering educators, students, parents and other members of the education community to join forces to raise the bar further and make 21st Century learning even more accessible and empowering,” said Lou Yeoh, Executive Director of FrogAsia Sdn Bhd.


At the conference, FrogAsia launched its inaugural FrogPlay World Championship, a competition that aims to encourage students around the world to collaborate and optimise the use of the FrogPlay gamified learning and revision application on the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). FrogPlay, available online on the Frog VLE and on the Google Play Store, motivates students to learn and progress by doing revision using gamification. Thousands of quizzes are available for the students’ revision, including quizzes from trusted education partner Pelangi Publishing Group, teachers and the Ministry of Education. FrogPlay also provides detailed reports to help parents and teachers help their child and classroom of students perform better.


Since its launch last year, students have clocked over 1.5 million revision hours on FrogPlay. By tracking the hours spent on FrogPlay and the progress of students, FrogAsia saw evidence that revising via the gamified-learning app resulted in an improvement in student performance across all subjects for both primary and secondary schools. For example, students who used FrogPlay for physics revision are observed to have increased their average scores by up to 29% points
(From left) Datin Kathleen Chew, Programme Director of YTL Foundation, Shaheen Mistri, Founder of Akansha and CEO of Teach for India together with Lou Yeoh, Executive Director of Frog Asia at the Leaps of Knowledge Conference 2018
Lou added: “We were so excited to see the impact of FrogPlay last year, which was driven by the FrogPlay Championship. The competition was successful in encouraging students to proactively learn and revise on FrogPlay even after the competition ended which led to an improvement in their academic performance. We believe in providing Malaysian students with exposure to the best education possible and equipping these students to be globally competitive. This is why we are taking the FrogPlay Championship to the global stage, where students in Malaysia will get to compete with students from all around the world including schools in the United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the United States of America.”


The conference featured Shaheen Mistri, Founder of Akansha and CEO of Teach for India who spoke on her belief that educators and students are partners in building education in a nation, and encouraged collective impact through the contribution of all in the community. Through her talk, she called upon the participants to evaluate the tools they already possess and to use them effectively to raise the bar in education in Malaysia, which will set a standard and be a role model for the world.

Programme Director of YTL Foundation, Datin Kathleen Chew was also one of the featured keynote speakers. She spoke on the impact and success stories that were the result of the collaboration between YTL Foundation, FrogAsia and the Ministry of Education. “It is evident that change has taken place and that technology has made a huge impact to education in Malaysia. We are so glad to be partners with changemakers in this country and will continue to contribute to this initiative that aims to inspire and upskill learners nationwide.”


After her speech, Datin Kathleen invited three teachers from schools that benefited significantly through the various initiatives like the Frog Classroom Programme, 1BestariNet Teacher Award and FrogPlay Championship. These three teachers were the Headmistress of SK Kayang Noridah Hamdan, 2nd runner up of the 1BestariNet Teacher Award 2017 Mohamad Jalil, and Chew Soo Lee, Frog Admin of SJK(C) Choon Cheng, School Winner of FrogPlay Championship 2017.

Leaps of Knowledge is sponsored by YTL Foundation, also a key partner in the Frog Classroom Programme where they, together with the Ministry of Education, contribute to building 21st century learning spaces for schools. YTL Foundation had recently contributed a sum of RM1.5 million together with the Ministry to provide 21st century education infrastructure to 50 Tamil schools nationwide.

During the workshops, the participants gained deeper understanding of higher order thinking skills and how educators can incorporate them into teaching and learning. There were also gamified experience workshops that introduced the new features of the Frog VLE to parents and teachers to demonstrate the capability of such technology when implemented in today’s education system.


ABOUT FROGASIA
FrogAsia is a social enterprise with the purposeful aim of enhancing teaching and learning. We offer 21st-century learning solutions through a technology-based approach, with a mission to provide equal access to quality education for all students. For a seamless introduction, integration and execution of technology into education, we include in our scope of work programmes and initiatives that build learning communities, deliver leadership coaching and influence thought leadership. We work collaboratively with educators and stakeholders to realise our vision of ensuring that every child is equipped with the skills to thrive in the 21st century.


FrogAsia is the first organisation in the world to connect an entire nation of 10,000 schools through a single, cloud-based platform to create a learning community of 10 million students, teachers and parents. Our virtual learning environment, the Frog VLE, is a simple, fun and engaging platform that enhances the teaching and learning experience. The platform is adopted and adapted from Frog Education UK, an education company with 19 years of experience in providing the award-winning Frog Virtual Learning platform to schools.


Frog Education was received the ICT Provider of the Year award at BETT 2015 and the Best Use of Education Technology award at the Education Investor Awards 2013. FrogAsia’s educational programmes, Leaps of Knowledge and the Word Mania Challenge, have been recognised with the Gold Award for Brand Excellence in the Education Sector at the CMO Asia Global Brand Excellence Awards 2014, and the Gold Award for Best Use of Games/Contests/Quizzes at the A+M Asia Pacific Loyalty and Engagement Awards 2014. FrogAsia is a part of the YTL Group.


ABOUT YTL FOUNDATION
YTL Foundation was founded in 1997 on the belief that education is the basis on which every society progresses. By developing and improving education in the communities in which it operates, YTL Foundation aims to empower individuals and communities to be catalysts of change to enrich and benefit society. Over the years, YTL Foundation has provided aid to deserving individuals who would otherwise be denied opportunities to pursue higher education. More recently, YTL Foundation expanded its role, organizing workshops, talks and conferences to enrich and inspire educators, students, parents as well as other stakeholders in the field of education. Through programmes, funding, thought leadership and by championing the use of technology, backed by the YTL Group’s 60-year heritage of nation building, YTL Foundation hopes to build better societies, through better education.