How to Change New Smartphones Yearly without Burning a Hole in Your Pocket

Still using your old smartphones model from 3 years back? Or you are eyeing on the new iPhone 7s but not affordable to change it because you are still tied with carrier’s2 years plan? Not anymore! With ReNew+’, changing smartphones yearly is affordable and no longer a dream.
Launched by Regional IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) company,  ComputerAsia Sdn Bhd ( brandname CompAsia), the smart ownership programme called ‘ReNew+’ is set to fundamentally change the way people buy and own their smartphones in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. The introduction of ReNew+marked a rare pioneering move ever undertaken by an ITAD company to penetrate and compete in the new smartphone devices markets in these countries.
Set up in 2012 to reinvigorate and impact the ITAD industry Asia-wide, CompAsia operated its first facility in Petaling Jaya in 2012 to undertake secure data removal, repair, rebuild, refurbish and remarket used consumer electronics such as laptops, desktops, servers, PC monitors, tablets and smartphones. The refurbished machines and devices are sold directly to consumers via its optimised online retail store (www.compasia.com) and its distribution channels located nationwide. 4 years later today, CompAsia has also expanded to Singapore and built its second ITAD facility in the Philippines in 2016, as the Company continues to grow to become one of Asia’s leading and trusted suppliers of professionally-refurbished consumer electronics, IT and telecommunications equipment.
CompAsia's Team

With the maiden launch of ReNew+in early November 2016, CompAsia has just made buying a new smartphone every year more affordable. This smarter upgrade programme unleashes its first product offering - it allows customers in Malaysia to pay only a low monthly fee for a new iPhone 7s or 7+ and also allows them to trade them in after 12 months of payments to get the next generation iPhone without the hassle of any upgrading or termination fees.

Customers just need to purchase the latest iPhones from CompAsia‘s online store at www.compasia.com or from the participating stores of its collaborating partners. Tied to MayBank’s EzyPay that offers an interest-free instalment plan of up to 24 months, this robust upgrade programme allows eligible customers purchase the new iPhones using Maybank’s credit cards. With low monthly payments and no upfront payment, ReNew+also comes bundled with ‘Phone Guard’ that provides a one-year free protection for cracked screens.

In a nutshell, ReNew+ is uniquely designed to provide a smarter choice for owners who want to upgrade their high end smartphones every year. However unlike other traditional plans offered by local carriers, ReNew+ is uniquely carrier-independent as it frees users from having to be locked to a single carrier for two years. This super-flexible upgrade plan simply allows owners the freedom to choose new carriers or even continue with current ones. More significantly, users are also free to switch carriers even after 12 months without the hassle of getting out of a carrier’s specific two-year plan.
Julius Lim, CEO of CompAsia

ReNew+ is launched to initially offer upgrades for iPhones because there is always a great demand for them in the resale market as these cherished premium-priced iOS devices are still unaffordable by many in the developing Asian markets. Additionally, iPhone users tend to upgrade more frequently than other smartphone owners,” said Julius Lim, CEO of CompAsia at the launch event that was held at Food Foundry, PJ.

Cubecrate x Halloween 2016

Happy Halloween 2016!
My first mysterious monthly subscription box has finally arrived, it’s Cubecrate Halloween 2016 version. If you have not heard of Cubecrate, they aim to make our day a brighter one by giving us the gift of some of our favourite little things. No more waiting for birthdays or Christmas to come round, as long as we’re concerned. Every month, Cubecrate carefully source for the trinkets that tickle your fancy – all handpicked with love.
Oishi lemon ice black Tea 

Halloween Bubble Bars by Love Is

In Cubecrate Halloween 2016 version, they have includes my favourite Oishi lemon ice black Tea, Halloween Bubble Bars by Love Is, Handmade Soap - Wake Me Up by Ilsa Soap Wagon, Pu Leather high quality stickers by StickwithMeStore and some cute Monster candies. 
Wake Me Up by Ilsa Soap Wagon

Eat, Drink and be scary! It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared. Get your monthly surprised box at Cubecrate now. 

Fly Me to Vietnam with Vietjet

Working in a multi-national company, I have the chance to meet people from everywhere in the World. Recently, some of my Vietnam colleagues from Ho Chi Minh City had shifted to base in Malaysia office. As a local, I invited them for lunch and take them around KL. In return, they also tell me stories and things happening in Vietnam.
It has come to my surprised that Vietnamese in the South prefer sweet, not spicy food and whereas in the central of Vietnam, they eat very spicy food. Hence we could their famous dishes like beef pho, bun cha (barbecued pork with rice noodles) and goi cuon(Vietnamese translucent spring roll) that taste from sweet, sour to spicy. Vietnamese is into coffee too, so as a coffee junkie I would surely grab a few of strong and flavourful Vietnamese coffee when I am there.

In fact, it’s a fun feeling when seeing the familiar Asian faces but speaking in English with Vietnamese accent. They are quite shy but very friendly, just like us! Some of the cities that I would visit if I gotten a chance to fly to Vietnam would be;

Hanoi
One must visit Hanoi as it is Vietnam’s capital city. It has undergone rapid transformations in recent decades. Considered one of the most beautiful of the colonial Indochinese cities, Hanoi is a combination of old-world charm and modern developments brought on by its recent surge in tourism.

We always see Hanoi in movies and reality show; the motorbike-filled streets look really amazing. Besides, I would love to visit its lovely parks and museums to streetside restaurants and world-class coffee. What’s more, Hanoi has 4 seasons in a year, and I would definitely visit it in Autumn and Spring.

Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is another famous UNESCO World Heritage site. Located at about 170km east of Hanoi in northern Vietnam. “Ha Long” means “bay of descending dragons” and it is an archipelago made up of 1,969 islands.

At Ha Long Bay, we could enjoy Bai Chay tourist boats, budget and midrange cruises, or luxury cruises. The more adventurous at heart may also choose to kayak or take a seaplane for more panoramic views of its limestone islands.

Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is the largest and most developed city in Vietnam. Commonly known as Saigon, It is often described as a vibrant, dynamic, highly energetic city that has everything a city traveller could hope for – from timeless temples to towering skyscrapers, classy restaurants to unassuming street stalls, the finest hotels to the cheapest guesthouses.

Online Shopping Made Easy with ezbuy Malaysia

Call me a shopaholic! I fall in love with online shopping especially for the cheap and modern products from China. In fact, I believe we all are! As I see most of my friends have been buying online since few years ago. But buying online from China (e.g.Taobao) is quite hard especially for the people who can’t read Chinese, who do not have AliPay, difficult to sign up, no local customer service available, and poor after sales service. Furthermore, the expensive and slow shipping plus needed to spend a lot of time liasing with seller, limit items or additional shipping fees incurred, and the most irritating part where some forwarders are unreliable have made a pullback for buying online.
However, the situations are not happening anymore with ezbuy Malaysia.

ezbuy Malaysia provides hassle free signup, local customer service is also there for us, it also provides after sales support, wrong order, damaged parcel or missing parcel support. ezbuy Malaysia also has an Inhouse logistics which means more responsive and flexible pick-up and delivery options.

The cool part is it has the lowest International shipping fees with variety of shipping methods for almost every kind of purchase. The lowest shipping rate is just RM4.50 per 500g & No Agent Fee involved. Even better, we could choose the Prime Service where we could ship unlimited items at only RM8.80 nett at http://bit.ly/2dGydUd. Which means, regardless of our parcel size, weight and quantity, we could ship everything at only RM8.80 per checkout with ezbuy Malaysia’s Prime Service.
 With that, we could arrange own time and own target for our shopping haul.

Re-opening of KOSÉ AEON Mid Valley Counter

Congratulations to KOSÉ for their Re-opening of KOSÉ AEON Mid Valley Counter! In conjunction with this, KOSÉ has prepared exclusive deals for fans or followers!
First, you just need to REPOST the picture below and HASHTAG @kosemy on Instagram to enjoy a 2-pc trial kit for FREE at KOSÉ AEON Mid Valley Counter!
Then, you can also receive an additional SETSUKO Tumbler with a minimum purchase of RM100.
They are more best buy sets and deals available, go find out more at KOSÉ AEON Mid Valley today ok.

ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur

We are proud to present you the second ISETAN The Japan Store in the World after Paris, ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur. Amid growing interest in Japan throughout the world, in collaboration with Cool Japan Fund, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings presents us ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur that has officially opened its door today, Oct 27 2016!
Congratulations ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur for your Grand Opening!

ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur provides us the unique and upscale shopping experience. Designed by Paul Noritaka Tange, president of TANGE ASSOCIATES, and Yasumichi Morita, president and representative director of GLAMOROUS co., ltd., ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur departing from the traditional form of a department store, the store design, is the first of its kind for an overseas store. There is a pavilion on each floor to make the entire floor resemble a Japanese circuit-style garden. 
It has deliver Japanese lifestyles and aesthetics to customers overseas, and customers would experience “real Japan” that will be of service to overseas customers who would like to incorporate Japanese history, culture, technology, diversity and even lifestyle designs into their daily lives.
Currently, the “trans-kyoto photographs by Mika NINAGAWA,” is displayed at 3F Cube_1. The photograph, a new one taken by Ninagawa for this promotion, will have a strong impact on customers from ASEAN countries. In conjunction with the store-wide Opening Special Promotion “trans-kyoto” Period from Thursday, October 27, to the end of November 2016.
For the opening special promotion, ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur will cover the ancient capital of Kyoto, which continues to carry on tradition and innovation, in a store-wide promotion titled “trans-kyoto.”The title represents Kyoto, which continually pursues innovation and change, by using the prefix “trans,” which has meanings such as “going beyond” or “altering.” While esteeming tradition, we, together with the people who form the next generation, will construct product collaborations and events through unique perspectives and editing capabilities and present them on each floor of the store.

Tasty Creamy Cheesecake from Cat & The Fiddle

I am a dessert lover, and when given a choice among many cakes, I would always choose cheesecake. In fact, cheesecake is also my husband and my girls’ great loves. However, it’s hard to find a tasty creamy cheesecake in Malaysia but I am glad I found one - The Cat & The Fiddle Cheesecake. Originated from Singapore, Cat & The Fiddle is the first online specialist cheesecake store in Singapore that is specially created by Singapore’s iconic dessert chef, Daniel Tay.
Tasty Creamy Cheesecake from Cat & The Fiddle
Inside these brown boxes are some of the most delightful cheesecakes I have ever had the pleasure of trying. It's Cheesecakes by Cat & The FiddleUsing only imported cream cheese and premium ingredients, Cat & The Fiddle’s cheesecakes are rich in flavours, tasty, creamy and melted in mouth.
Last Saturday, we had a cheesecakes affair where we have tried the 6 flavours of Cat & The Fiddle available in Malaysia below at HOPP Café;

1.       Over the Moon (New York Cheesecake | RM 99)
A classic New York continental cheesecake with rich cream cheese and vanilla beans, the cheesecake itself was simple and stood on its own. This cheesecake is everything you would expect from a phenomenal New York-style cheesecake: it’s creamy, tangy and melt-in-your-mouth fantastic.

3 Reasons You Should Visit Hairworx Studio

As a beauty blogger, I visit hair salon to get my hair cut, colour and treatment done at least once a month. It’s a monthly routine to get my hair fix by the professional. 
Last month, I had an amazing experience at Hairworx Studio for a hair color and treatment. Today, I gonna tell you the 5 reasons why you should visit Hairworx Studio.
No. 1: Originality - Hairworx Studio is using MoltoBene Professional products that are fully imported from Japan.
Hairworx Studio is owned by Trendz Empire Sdn Bhd, which is the sole Distributors of MoltoBene Professional products, a top hair salon brand and products are fully imported from Japan. Apparently Hairworx Studio has 2 outlets in KL, one at Kuchai Lama and another one at Menara RuYi, Taman Seputeh. I had chosen Hairworx Studio Taman Seputeh because it is near to my office.

No. 2: Professionalism – The hair stylists are professional and will provide advice when necessary.

[Review + Giveaway] Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

How many of you are still using the conventional cleansing oil to remove makeup daily? For me, I was a cleansing oil user for many years, but it had caused some skin problems to me a few years ago. My skin felt irritating, dry, and it also causing breakouts on my skin.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Luckily I had discovered the Micellar Cleansing Water last year. Micellar Cleansing Water works like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean, hydrated and refreshed without over-drying. In fact, there are quite a lot of Micellar Cleansing Water brands available on the market but I have found the one that is working perfectly and also insanely affordable, that is Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.
Launched not long ago, Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water offers a few functions in one bottle. We can use it to removes makeup, cleanses and soothes our skin all at 1 gesture.
I like its no-rinse, gentle and easy-to-use formulas which made it perfect for travelling and late nights. I just pour it on a cotton wool pad, and wipe off my makeup with it.
See, my skin is perfectly clean after just one gentle wipe with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. I don’t have to harsh rubbing to remove my makeup. It even removes waterproof mascara like magic. What I like most is its lightweight enough to leave skin feeling revitalized, soothed and comfortable.

Our Summer Splash Party with Schwarzenbach Swimsuits

Hurray, the year end examination is finally ended! To reward my girl for studying hard in her exam, we have decided to throw a summer splash party for she and her friends to beat the heats as well as to release the stress. Hence, we have invited a few good friends to join our summer splash party which was happened last weekend.
To kickstart the summer splash party, let's prepare some checklist;

Inflatable tubes – checked
Watergun – checked
Swimming goggles – checked
Sunblock – checked
Snacks and water – checked
Last but not least – swimming suits – oh oh they have outgrown their old swimming suits!
So, I quickly brought them to Parkson @ IOI City Mall to try our luck to get some brand new swimming suits. Parkson @ IOI City Mall has quite a lot of swimsuits brands, and we were attracted by Schwarzenbach counter. It has everything we need including swimming suits for the kids, swimming suits for myself and swimming suits for my hubby! Not only that, the latest Schwarzenbach’s Tropical Party Range which was put on the mannequins is stylish, beautiful and practical to wear.
My girls fell in love with the kids swimsuits while I fell in love with the bikinis. We of course tried out the swimming suits and bought them home at last.

So now, everything is ready for our summer splash party, yay!
We invited 2 of their male playmates to the summer splash party at our condo. It was indeed a fun outing day at the outdoor pool to keep cool and quench the summer heat. 
I am happy that the kids had a wonderful splash time with their new swimming suits. 

Guardian People’s Choice Awards 2016

I am a loyal supporter of Guardian People’s Choice Awards(PCA), I have been participating the voting of PCA for a few years in a row already. I am glad I was there to witness the Guardian People’s Choice Awards(PCA) 2016 winners’ announcement at Nexus Bangsar South back on 30th September 2016.
Thanks for having me at Guardian People’s Choice Awards(PCA) 2016 & Guardian 49th Anniversary Night

In conjunction with Guardian’s 49th Anniversary celebration, Guardian PCA 2016 brings the crème de la crème of brands under one roof as it awards them for their amazing products ranging from personal care and cosmetics to health care and confectionery.
The emcee of the night

The aim of the People’s Choice Awards was to award those who went above and beyond for product innovation and quality, while providing a platform for the consumers to voice out their favourites amongst the many brands in the market. Aside from rewarding recognition to the best brands and products in Malaysia, the competition also helps improve integrity for their brands as brand owners are constantly keeping up with evolving needs of customers.

“Since its first edition in 2001, The People’s Choice Awards has maintained its objective of acknowledging brands that are constantly developing amazing products that caters to our everyday needs. What started out as a platform for unbiased brand valuation by customers has now grown to become a trusted guide to quality brands.The success of these brands has helped foster our reputation as one of the main retail pharmacies in Malaysia.” said Ms. Anna Hull, Merchandise Director for Guardian Health & Beauty.
Violinist Dennis Lau opening the night with an electrifying performance

The night was definitely a merry affair as major companies and friends of Guardian had the time of their lives. Guests were treated with a scrumptious feast, special performances and even chances to bring more prizes home with a lucky draw! Initiating the glamorous night was the opening performance by the talented electric violinist Dennis Lau, who awed the audience with his musical skill and grace. Heavyweights of the health, beauty, and pharmaceutical industry received appreciation for their most popular products, where category winners took home the sought after Guardian PCA trophy.

Mentholatum 3-in-1 Lip Fondue

We heard about cheese fondue, chocolate fondue, what about lip fondue? Introducing the brand new 3-in-1 Lip Fondue by Mentholatum, an ultra-nourishing lip balm with high moisturizing performance that gives us 3-in-1 benefits in one single stick. Now with just a glide, you can transform dull-looking lips into gorgeous, moisture-looking ones with natural shine.  
Mentholatum 3-in-1 Lip Fondue

The Mentholatum all new Lip Fondue, which comes in two variants, namely the Aurora 3D Pearl Lip Fondue and the Cassis Rose Lip Fondue provides your lip with the following 3-in-1 function:

·         Lip Essence - Enriched with Royal Jelly extract, Honey and Olive Oil that deeply penetrates into the skin layers of your lips to replenish moisture for a firmer appearance
·         Lip Balm – Enhanced with unique super soft formulation to provide lips with intense     and long lasting moisture 
·         Lip Gloss/Lip Mask- Formulated and enhanced with 3D particles, the Aurora 3D Pearl Lip Fondue can be served as a “lip gloss”. The 3D pearl is twinkling in response to the light to produce a more 3 dimensional lips. On the other hand, the Cassis Rose Lip Fondue can be used overnight as a “leave-on mask” to help moisturise and nourish your lip, keeping it hydrated throughout the night.  
Mentholatum 3-in-1 Aurora 3D Pearl Lip Fondue

Mamonde's Flower Day with it's Brand Ambassador Park Shin Hye

It was a crowded day at 1 Utama last Friday, 14th October 2016 as Mamonde’s brand ambassador and popular Korean actress, Park Shin Hye arrived in Malaysia to officially launch Mamonde Flower Day. Mamonde Flower Day is celebrated to inspire us to show love and appreciation to those we love and admire with the gift of a flower. It is also a day dedicated to admiring the beauty around us, be it the beauty of people or the beauty of Mother Nature.
Park Shin Hye, Mamonde’s brand ambassador and popular Korean actress

Arriving in Malaysia for the first time, Park Shin Hye greeted fans and exchanged flowers with Mamonde’s management staff as a gesture of appreciation and love for welcoming her to the launch of Mamonde Flower Day.
Themed around Mamonde’s flower of the month – the Hibiscus, the LG, Oval Concourse of 1 Utama Shopping Centre is transformed into a flower garden with Hibiscus as the main highlight amidst Mamonde’s other four key flowers i.e the Honeysuckle, Narcissus, Lotus and Camellia. The event was a fun-filled affair featuring a myriad of activities and flower attractions. Participants at the event were treated to game stations such as the Flower Dice and Cotton Candy, photobooth, 5 Key Flowers activity booths and a contest with a chance to win prizes. At the Mamonde Flower Garden, the public was given an opportunity to experience of Mamonde’s Five Key Flowers while enjoying special sets and gifts with purchase.
“The Mamonde Flower Day is a significant event for the brand as we wish to instil among Malaysians an appreciation for flowers as a symbol of love and gratitude towards nature and mankind. We are truly honored to have Park Shin Hye grace our event as she personifies the true beauty of a flower and what Mamonde stands for,” said Celine Diong, Brand General Manager of Mamonde Malaysia.
from left to right: Ms Margaret Chin, Ms Park Shin Hye, Ms Celine Diong

Park Shin Hye was appointed as Mamonde’s brand ambassador in 2014. She began her acting debut in 2003 in the Korean drama Stairway to Heaven. In 2006, she starred in the South Korean-Japanese series Tree of Heaven and later received acclaim for her leading roles in the television dramas You're Beautiful (2009), Heartstrings (2011), Flower Boys Next Door (2013), The Heirs (2013), Pinocchio (2014–2015) and Doctors (2016). In 2015, Park was included in Forbes Korea list of "40 Most Powerful Celebrities" in Korea.
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