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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The AirAsia Story: How a Young Airline Made It Possible for Everyone to Fly and Became a Runaway Success Practically Overnight by Sen Ze & Jayne Ng

This book is about the story between AirAsia with the CEO Tony Fernandes. It also reveals Air Asia’s challenges, hurdles, bumps and how it overcomes all the problems.   


AirAsia is a Malaysian low-cost airline headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. It has been named as the world’s best low-cost airline and a pioneer of low-cost travel in Asia - Wikipedia


Through this book, I had surprise to know that…

1. Tony Fernandes was a Vice President of Times Warner Music Southeast Asia (Musicman) before he joined for AirAsia.

2. Tune Air, a company Tony and his investors set up, took over AirAsia for RM 1, together with its 2 Boeing 737-300s, a tiny route network and nearly RM40 million in debts.


“Believe the unbelievable, dream the impossible and don’t take ‘no’ for an answer,” was how Tony described AirAsia’s survival in a talk he delivered on business insights at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) in August 2005.

Tony once joked at an interview that people only recognized him because of the cap he was wearing, adding that, “…if I take off this cap, you will see me as just another Indian guy!”

“There is a fine line between managing the ego and having no ego. You’re got to have an ego. If you don’t have ego, you won’t be successful, but [you need to know how to manage] that ego.” He advises.

Previously, eight out of ten people on the street could not afford to travel overseas due to the high cost of air transportation, but that does not mean they never wished to travel. With AirAsia and the other low-cost carriers on the scene today, the sky is suddenly packed with tourists.


Monday, 29 July 2013

ePure Membranous Jelly Masque In Jar

ePure Membranous Jelly Masque is the first of its kind facial mask with ACF (Active Cellular Factor) which formulated for intense hydration, remove blackheads/whiteheads, lightens pigmentation, balances uneven skin tone and leave the skin brighter.


How to use:-
1. After washing of face, apply toner as the base. (Apply serum for better effect)

2. Use scrapper to evenly mask to the whole face with thickness of 0.3-0.5 mm. Apply more onto tip of nose, T-Zone and pigment areas.

3. Scrape off mask gently with a downward motion after 30-40 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly and pat dry.

4. Apply toner and complete skin care-regimen.

Jelly texture..look yummy
This mask has a jelly texture and smell like vanilla. This mask has provides scrapper for hygiene purpose as it is better than using hand to spread the jelly mask over face. After apply it, my face become moisturizes and it had clam down the redness of my acne. As I need to wait for the mask for 30-40 minutes which consider need to spend longer time than usual mask so I will take a short nap while waiting it.

Where to purchase it?
a) ePureMembranous Jelly Masque in 6 Packs (advisable for 1st time user)



Sunday, 28 July 2013

Sabah: Kota Kinabalu

Picture source: Skyscrapercity.com
Kota Kinabalu (formerly known as Jesselton) is the capital of the state of Sabah which is located in East Malaysia. It is also the capital of the West Coast Division of Sabah. The city is located along the northwest coast of Borneo facing South China Sea- Wikipedia

For me, Kota Kinabalu or known as KK is not a new city for me as I had been spent about 4 years in there as I studied at Universiti Malaysia Sabah which is a local university. Although I had been there for 4 years, KK still is a city that I need to explore more as I only get well about the town due to limitation of transport during study times.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Posteitaliane Stamp (Italy)

In Malaysia, I knew that Pos Malaysia is the name of company which provides postal services for Malaysian.  While in Italy, the company of postal services is Posteitaliane which I just knew it from the stamps that I received. Take a look for the website of Posteitaliane by click here.


In Posteitaliane’s website, it had said that Poste Italiane is the leading operator in Italy in the postal services area which includes mail collection and delivery, printed matter and parcels, telegrams, express mail and online services.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Montagne Jeunesse Pressed Aloe Blemish Mud

Recently, I had received sample from Montagne Jeunesse Malaysia. It has 2 types of mask which are mud mask and peel off mask while the sample that I received is mud mask. This mini sachet of mask is attached in a small booklet. This mask has ingredients of Aloe Vera, Willow and Witch Hazel mud.


Clay based masques help absorbs excess oil. They reach deep down into pores ‘drawing out’ impurities and leave skin deeply cleansed and radiant. They also invigorate skin, which improves blood circulation, leaving a healthy glow and an improved skin tone - Montagne Jeunesse Malaysia


How to use:-
1. Cleanse face with warm water
2. Apply evenly over face and neck with fingertips, avoiding eyes and lips
3. Lie back and relax for 10-15 minutes or until dry
4. Rinse off with warm water
5.Pat dry
*This mask is advisable to use weekly*  


I found out that the texture and the color of this mask is same with Nature & Co Vital Purity Mask which both of them have the texture of creamy with color of light green.

I can smell the mint scent when I opened the mask packaging. I thought that the color of mask will be as green as the mask shows at packaging which look funny if apply on my face (scared will frighten my family with my super green face..haha) but the color is light green and more acceptable to me. It is very easily to spread over my face. After using it, my face feels fresh, smooth and clean.
  
***** Happiness Quote *****

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own – Robert A. Heinlein

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

O’slee Aqua Medi Refreshing Hydro-cream (Sample)

This cream has Hyaluronic Acid which helps to enhance immediate moisture boost and strengthen skin’s resistance to fine and dry lines.


How to use?
For normal and dry skin, apply adequate amount on whole face every morning after cleansing and toning.

This cream is light and watery which absorb very fast to my face. When I spread the cream on my face, I did not see that the cream transform to fountain of water drops but I can feel that it did moisturize my face. My skin feel hydrated and did not feel any oily after using it. This product is very suitable for dry skin.



***** Happiness Quote *****

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Monday, 22 July 2013

Postcard Project: Get Well Wish to Nick’s Grandmother

Nick’s grandmother was sick and doctor said that his grandmother maybe suffer 2 cancers or above. As Nick always share the joy of collect postcards with his grandmother by read for the contents of postcard that he received to her grandmother so he planned to set up a “Get Well Wall” for his grandmother to shows concern from everyone through postcard.

I had sent a postcard to wish Nick’s grandmother to get well soon. This postcard is somewhat about not matter how hard that you get, believe that it is just a temporary and be good for self. 


Sunday, 21 July 2013

Postcard Project: Wedding Wish to Tim & Ling

Currently Tiffany had been preparing a present for her friend’s wedding (marriage date: 14 Sept 2013) so she needs to collect postcard from 99 people from different place.

The requirement of the postcard:
Postcard color: Mainly red or pink
Theme: Couple/ love/ sweet/ heart/ congratulations
Context: Congratulations wordings

It is a very nice and sweet project. I had joined and sent a postcard to wish Tim & Ling happy marriage.


Saturday, 20 July 2013

O’slee Hydra Medi Intensive Hydrating Serum Hyaluronic Acid (Sample)

This hydrating serum contains a high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid that is readily-absorbed to infuse a rush of moisture into skin .It also binds moisture and maintain elasticity of skin.


How to use?
After cleansing and toning, apply adequate amount of Hydra Medi evenly on whole face every day and night. Follow with moisturizing lotion.


This serum is colorless which has a scent of rose. As this serum is in liquid form so it is very fast to dry on my face after applying it. My face feels soft and supply after using it so I did not follow with moisturizing lotion.

***** Happiness Quote *****

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened – Dr.Seuss  

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Federal Territory of Labuan

Labuan is my hometown which I had been stayed at there for more than 20 years. Labuan is a Federal Territory in East Malaysia which also best known as an offshore financial centre. The name of Labuan was derived from Malay word ‘pelabuhan’ or ‘labuhan’ which means port or anchorage. 

Places of interest in Labuan
Labuan is a duty free island so you can enjoy duty free shopping experience at Labuan. The exciting ranges of duty free products include imported chocolate, liquor and many more. As Labuan is an island which is free of tax so you can freely to eat at any restaurant without need to pay for government tax or service charge.

For more information about Labuan, feel free to visit Labuan Tourism through:-

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Ramadan Bazaar 2013 @ Labuan Walk

Date: 10 July 2013 (Wednesday)
Venue: Labuan Walk


This month is fasting month for Muslim in Malaysia so there will be a lot of food stalls set up around Malaysia. At my place, the huge Ramadan Bazaar located at Labuan Walk and it opens from 2 pm until 7 pm just before the time where Muslims break their fast.


There will be a lot of food selling at Ramadan Bazaar such as noodles, rice, satay (grill meat), drinks, dessert, burger and many more. As I needed to wait for the stall to be close (click here to know what happen to me) so I had much of times to take a look at this bazaar. 


At this Ramdan Bazaar, I had spotted some foreigners came to this bazaar and took a photo of the food at there. It is a good place to know more about Labuan especially the food.


The times I went around, the bazaar was full of people to buy food. I like this place as it has a place to let people sit down after tired walk around the bazaar or to eat the food which located at the center of Labuan Walk.






It has a “smoke heaven” at Ramadan Bazaar (picture as below) which the entire stall that sells grill food will located at there.  At there, you can find Satay (a dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat), grilled chicken and others. It is also the place where my car was stuck  park at there (~.~)


Coming out from “smoke heaven”, your cloth will has a smell of smoke as there is full of big smoke because every stall at there busy grill food for sell. 


After sunset (about 6.15 pm), it was fast-breaking times and can heard pray sound came from mosque. Many people especially Malay sat down and ate the food at Labuan Walk. At this bazaar, I just brought ABC (mixed ice) for drink and did not buy any food as my mum had been prepared dinner at home.


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Move or Not Move?

10 July 2013 was the first day of fasting for Muslims in Malaysia so Ramadan Bazaar (food bazaar) usually will held at Labuan Walk during fasting month.

As I always park my car near with Labuan Walk before go to work so I had concerned that whether the food bazaar will take place at my parking place or not. In the morning, as usual I park the car near with Labuan Walk because I did not see has any road ban to park at there.

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When I was on the way back to my car after finished working, I had saw that many stalls around Labuan Walk and started to worry that will my car be affected so I hurry went to my car.

My car.....
Unfortunately that my car had been stuck at between 2 stalls and it is impossible for me to drive my car out of this place as I am not a skillful driver. I had met with one of my friend and he also said that drive away the car need to get the help of the owner of stalls to move in a little bit of their stalls. As I did not want to disturb with the business of the bazaar so I choose to wait for the stalls close out which around 7 pm while call my parents for help.

How to move?
As I need to wait for the closing hour of the bazaar so I had went around the bazaar to wait. Finally, about 6.45 pm, it was less people getting around the bazaar and my dad helped me to drive away the car. Yeah!

What can I do?
Although I need to wait for about 1 hour at food bazaar, try thinking of positive way that actually I also gain something from that incident which as below:-

a) Meet with cousin and some old friends at there and have a short chit chat
b) Explode Ramadan Bazaar and takes some photos that will be coming soon at my next post

Monday, 15 July 2013

Panda Kai Kai (Singapore)

This stamp shows the picture of Kai Kai (a male panda) who was on a 10 years loan from China to Singapore with Jia Jia (a female panda). For more information about these cute pandas, you can click to its Facebook page “Kai Kai and Jia Jia”.
This stamp made me think of the news of China Pandas (Feng Yi & Fu Wa) also will coming to Malaysia as early as December this year. These two pandas are to be loaned to Malaysia for 10 years to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Malaysia in 2014. To know the detail of this news can refer to TheStar.

Hope that Malaysia also will issue a series of new stamps for Feng Yi and Fu Wa (^.^)

Friday, 12 July 2013

How full is your cup? By J M Sampath

How full is your cup?
This book has a vivid illustration with colour to each page which looks very attractive. This book is a collection of 64 thoughtful short stories which will make you gain deeper reflections of life hidden between the lines of the story.

Inside view
Eat your own fruit
Some disciples once complained to their guru, “You tell us stories, but you never reveal their meaning to us.”

The guru replied, “How would you like it if someone offered you a fruit and chewed it before giving it to you?”

How do you learn to draw your own interpretations of life than live by others’ interpretations?
What holds you from thinking beyond what has been thought?

The filthy neighbor
A: You should see how dirty my neighbor is, and her house! Even her children are always dirty! It is almost a disgrace to be living in the same neighborhood. Take a look at the clothes she has hung outside on the line!

B: I think the clothes are quite clean…the streaks are on your windows!

How often do you clean your glasses before you see others?
How objective are the glasses you wear?

Compassion
Every morning when the Prophet passed by an old woman’s house, she would empty a basket of rubbish on his head from this upper storey of her house. He never once remonstrated with her about this. One day, when the Prophet passed by the house, no rubbish fell on his head.

Thinking the old woman must be ailing, he went upstairs to inquire and found her ill in bed. When she discovered that the Prophet had come to meet her, she began to weep, “I ill-treated you all these years and now you come to inquire after my health!”

Ultimately she became one of his true followers.

what is the extent of your tolerance?
Will it be possible for you to care for those who hurt you?
What are the preconditions you place on your relationships?

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Colour Psychology

Do you know what your life colour through birthdate calculation is?

Step 1: Find out your life colour

Example: 11 October 1975
Add each of the digits of your date birth together until you reach a single digit.
1+1+1+0+1+9+7+5=25
Then 2+5=7
So the birth number= 7
Life colour= Violet

After identified your birth number, find out the relating Life Colour associated with that colour from the below chart:-

 Step 2: What your colour says about you 

*click the image for enlarge view*

     


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Pucca Collections


My sister and I had won Pucca figures collections through contest organized by Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad. The Pucca figures were super cute and I like them very much.

If you did not know about PUCCA, let me explain to you,

PUCCA was first created in 2000 an idea, a philosophy, a way of living life. Her cute and assertive antics bring smiles to many couples in Korea and to the whole world. 10 years later, Pucca along with Garu and their many other friend are still finding a way into people’s hearts. 

Steamy scene
The daughter from a Chinese Restaurant PUCCA! has lovingly served up these dumplings especially for her love, Garu. Sneaky Mio! What’s that in your mouth?

Autumn Kiss
Leaves are falling PUCCA’s innocently reading A crime of passion has already been committed.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Latvija Stamps

When saw for these stamps, I was so curious for the country named Latvija because it was my first times to heard about it. To know more about this country, the best way is through Wikipedia.


The word of “Latvija” which printed on stamp actually is in Latvian language. Based on Wikipedia, Latvia is official the Republic of Latvia is a country in Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is boarded to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania, to the east by Russia and to the southeast by Belarus.


I just wonder why I did not know about this country because Latvia is one of the least populous and least densely populated countries of the European Union. The capital of Latvia is Riha and the currency is called Lats.


Saturday, 6 July 2013

Oslee Rosehip Whitening Mask


This mask contains Rosehip Extracts and Papain to whiten the skin and eliminates imperfections sooner than ever. It provides rich moisture to skin and give crystalline, porcelain-like complexion than ever. 


How to use:
Place the mask over your face after thorough cleansing. Remove after 15 minutes, gently pat remaining serum into skin. Apply 2 to 3 times a week for maximum result.

1. Tear and open the sachet, take out the mask.
2. Unfold the mask
3. Gently place it over your face, use your fingertips to press it lightly so that it can be closely attached on your face. Relax for 15 minutes.
4. Remove after 15 minutes, gently pat remaining serum into skin.


Before I am using this mask, I keep it into fridge for few hours so that I can feel the cool feeling when using it. When apply it on my face, I can smell a soft rose scent. After apply for this mask, my skin become supply and smooth but I did not see any whitening effect on my face for my first application.


Friday, 5 July 2013

Chicken or the Egg?

This short film titled “Chicken or the Egg” created by Christine Kim and Elaine Wu from Ringling College of Art and Design. This film is about a pig who loves to eat egg. One day, he has falls in love with a beautiful chicken so he must choose what comes first..the Chicken or the Egg?

Watch this video to know what pig choose?


Thursday, 4 July 2013

MISA Cho Bo Yang Emulsion (Sample)


This emulsion fully delivers energy of Korean Wild Ginseng, Cordyceps Militaris and Antlers to the skin. It is good in restore fatigued skin.


This emulsion has a strong scent of herbal and I think is the scent of Ginseng. It did not has thick texture so it absorbs very fast on my skin after apply it.


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Loreal Paris Elseve Smooth-Intense Ultra-Rich Leave in Mask (Sample)

As I have a very dry hair so I plan to use this leave in mask which it said is the ultimate solution for very dry, frizzy and untamable hair.


This was my first time to use hair mask so I had found out the step by step guideline with pictures from Lipglosseater.com which is very useful and you can click here to see.

Direction for use:
Apply 1-2 walnut sized amounts to towel-dried hair. To obtain even more smoothness, use also the other products of the Elseve Smooth-Intense range. Do not rinse. In case of contact eyes, rinse immediately.


After apply for this hair mask for few times, I found out that my hair has become smooth and manageable. I like this mask as it is non-rinse mask that I did not need to rinse with water after apply it. It save a lot of time.


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