Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Busy lifestyle but family first

Happy day to me as my 2nd sister called me up in the afternoon while I just park the car near school to wait for son finish class at 1.30pm. Guess what?! She is in town this two days and she is with sister and mom nearby. She asked me to meet up with them for lunch and glad I do so. After send son home then I have a quick toilet break and then I go. Parking next to the mall, which is another mall I parked.

Another sister called me to say where they are eating now, so I go joined them for lunch. After lunch they have gone into the fashion outlet. My sister says that we have not meet over a year, I do missed her so much.

Just 2 days she is back and 2 hours we all spend together, yeah its a short time but I am very happy we get to meet and have a chat. She bought some bras at the mall as she need new bras. Glad she had done shopping before me as she say they are about to arrive the mall in 10minutes. But I am still 35 minutes away!

She kept a spicy chicken for me but I didn't take spicy chicken so I ordered the burger instead. I seldom eat spicy chicken as I do eat spicy burger. I can't take too spicy food. Sister bought me a new top and a pair of jeans. I am happy for that as she says she wants to give me presents. I given her an organic product for consume as well and also skincare care products too. Sound like we have a good time exchange gifts. Yeah I also have help mom to dye her hair and also give another sister some skincare products.

I send son for tuition then he called me again that he forgot about a book to bring. So I need to go back to collect for him and then mom is already ready to shower as they heading back to another town. Sadly I didn't make it to see them when I arrived back home.

By the way while heading back home, I called sis to ready son's tuition bag so that I can send to him at tuition. The book he wanted is in the bag. I feel that there's a car that hit my back, but I wasn't sure and it was long jam and I didn't able to get down to see. The new PERODUA MYVI in silver color hurry up overtake me and drove away!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Antabax Celebrates the Power Of Malaysia Through Graffiti Battle

(From left) Bee, renowned Malaysian graffiti artist, Ms Mandy Lee, Lam Soon Edible Oils Senior Product Manager, Household & Personal Care, Mr Heng Swee Seng, Lam Soon Edible Oils Senior General Manager, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Najib Ahmad Dawa, Director General of the National Art Gallery, Mr Francis Ng, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd Senior General Manager, Household & Personal Care Department, Marketing Division, and Dato’ Dina Rizal, President of SportsUnite launching the live graffiti battle

Antabax, Malaysia’s number 1 Halal antibacterial personal care range, celebrated the power of Malaysia through a live graffiti battle with 14 of the country’s best graffiti artists and their crews spraying their way to RM20,000 in cash at the National Art Gallery on 10 September 2017.

The live graffiti battle was the culmination of the month long Antabax Graffiti Competition 2017
that was held in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of independence. With the theme of POWER Malaysia, graffiti artists from across the nation were challenged to interpret the dynamic spirit and uniqueness of the country.

The competition received hundreds of online entries that were then whittled down to 55 before the final 14 artists and crews, to represent the 14 Malaysian states, were shortlisted by a panel of
judges from the National Art Gallery, graffiti artists and representatives from Antabax.

The prize money of RM20,000 cash is believed to be among the largest offered for a graffiti competition in the country. The finalists had 3.5 hours to fill a 2.4m by 2.4m panel with their
vision of Malaysian POWER, using spray paint as the main medium.

The Antabax live graffiti battle was won by Mohd Zulfadli Bin Ahmad Nawawi, also known as Akid1, received RM7,500 in cash; second place went to the Mohd Zaki Bin Nordin also known as Escapeva, who received RM4,500; while the 3 Serangkai crew, of Katun and Siek, came third winning RM2,500, in a close fought competition.
Eleven consolation winners received RM500 each.
All finalists also received Antabax hampers, and spray paint worth RM200, each.
Click on the link to view the winners list.

The live graffiti battle was judged by National Art Gallery, Chief Curator, En Majidi Amir and
Senior Curator, En Bakhtiar Naim Jaafar; Lam Soon Edible Oils Senior Product Manager,
Household & Personal Care, Ms Mandy Lee and internationally renowned Malaysian graffiti artists, Bee and Bone Alfie.

A graffiti clinic for those aged between eight to 18 years was conducted by Bee and graffiti artists from District Gallery, to inspire the next generation of graffiti artist by introducing them to correct can-handling, basic techniques, safety procedures and hygiene
Children learning the old school game of ceper at one of the Juara POWER booths.

Antabax is a proudly Malaysian personal care brand that is recognized for its 24-hours antibacterial protection. It was named the fastest growing Malaysian brand in the antibacterial personal care category1 and all of its products are certified Halal.

The brand has championed Malaysian arts, culture and heritage activities through numerous
award-winning campaigns towards promoting active, healthy lifestyles, and bring communities closer.

The Antabax POWER campaign is its latest nationwide initiative. Aside from the Graffiti competition, the campaign also includes the Juara POWER Antabax schoolyard games.

Mr Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Household & Personal Care Department, Marketing Division, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd said: “The Antabax POWER campaign celebrates
what makes Malaysia a unique nation through the spirit and power of its people.
The interpretation of what makes Malaysia potent may differ but the underlying feeling and
power is there.”He also introduced the Juara POWER Antabax schoolyard games as a means of preserving the heritage of play, and of introducing the younger generation to the games their
parents were champions at.

“Antabax understands that our Malaysian heritage includes games such as Oh Som, Lat Tali Lat,
Five Stones, Chap Teh, Bottle Caps, Zero Point, and even the eraser fights we used to engage in during classes. We felt that reintroducing these games would help to tear kids and teens away from their mobile devices, creating moments of family bonding, for healthy, active lifestyle,” he added.

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Najib Ahmad Dawa, Director General of National Art Gallery, said: “Events such as these are very much in keeping with the National Art Gallery’s objective of
making art, culture and heritage an integral part of daily Malaysian life. We need to teach our population to appreciate and value art from young. We find that public-private collaborations
such as this one with Antabax helps in amplifying awareness and creating interest in art forms
such as graffiti and in the games of our childhood.

“Which is why we are extremely pleased when Antabax proposed to collaborate with us on the Antabax Graffiti Competition 2017, because such initiatives are seen as a crucial platform for our local graffiti artists to become entrepreneurs, where they are able to generate a steady form of
income and be financially independent.”

(From left) Chief judge, international graffiti artist, Bee, second place winner, Escapeva, graffiti artist Bone, Vivian Lim, Lam Soon Edible Oils Brand Manager, Household & Personal Care Department, Marketing Division, first place winner, Akid1 and team mate, Mandy Lee from Antabax, and Katun & Siek, placing third.

More than 2,000 people attended the Antabax POWER Graffiti Live Battle the Juara POWER Antabax games. Guests who completed the series of eight childhood games of batu seremban
(five stones), teng teng (hopscotch), lawan pemadam (eraser fight), lompat getah (jumping rope),
 pick up sticks, chapteh and gom bia, received full-sized Antabax products, while all guests
received goodie bags.

To find out more about #AntabaxPOWER campaign please visit fb.com/NewAntabax or check the Instagram page @antabax.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

August go September comes

Yeah it's another month and it's gonna be busy month as well. Last month August and my dear's salary is not out yet. Sad to see that happened, it's the first time and I it's tough so we need to save on shopping and spending.

If there's job I would go for it but depends as well because Sean has got tuition classes and need to be fetch from school also his little brother. I need to find rider as well for them if I go for the job.

When you are saying money is not everything but it does matter as money is where I need to use for paying the bills, the fees of school and tuition and many more. The car doesn't use water but petrol. Not going the events that I am invited only a few that I attending. I do see the place and time as I can't make it to all, if near public transportation I might considered.

Balance the lifestyle as attending to kids on their needs and guidance on homework. The last weekend we spend went to IOI Mall Puchong, such a long time no go there and spend more than 5 hours there. The Good Cake Shop was open there at the new wing! So many people queuing for it and my sister-in-law and sons to go for queue. One person entitled to redeem a full cake! What a deal that you can't resist, the yummy Taiwan cake! My dear also went for the queue that time was 2.40pm and he queue about 1 hour to get the cake, as it freshly bake so everyone got to wait for it.Just need take photo of the shop then tag 3 friends and the shop with the hashtags.

Well that's how my weekend goes, how about you?

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 pharmacist@nuvanta.com.