The Best Home Sewing Machine

I have developed a new hobby at home ever since the lock down due to COVID 19 pandemic. Sewing has becomes my hobby now, I enjoy the sewing process and each items that I sew is an achievement to me.
Since then, I have decided to buy a home sewing machine. I have looked into a few brands and I have chosen the best home sewing machine from Brother finally. In conjunction with Brother's 20th Anniversary, Brother has launched this beautiful SPECIAL EDITION full coloured bodied sewing machine model JK17B in August 2020. The unique turquoise coloured sewing machine comes in handy for sewing and mending, plus it also works like a piece of art in my home.
Brother JK17B Sewing Machine is compact and light weight but sturdy feel. It comes with 17 built-in stitches, 4-step buttonhole and auto set stitch length and width, the free arm sewing surface is easily convertible from traditional flatbed to free arm for sewing anything you need. Brother JK17B Sewing Machine is easy-to-use, it features LED lighting for bright and easy sewing, as well as top load bobbin for easy setting, easy maintenance and clear view.
The Key Features of Brother JK17B Sewing Machine includes below;
  • 17 Built-in stitches
  • 4-Step buttonhole
  • Free arm sewing
  • LED sewing light
  • Top load bobbin
  • Max 5mm stitch width
  • Max 4mm stitch length
  • Dial selection

‘Fox It!’ to Quench your Curiosity with Apple Fox Cider

Done with 2020 already? Not surprising, it’s been a strange year. Cancelled plans, postponed holidays, video calls instead of hanging out with your friends. In times like this, there’s only one thing to say: Fox It! That’s what Apple Fox, the cider made with wayyyy more apples, is encouraging Malaysians to do as they celebrate the annual apple harvest season, with special promotions, activities and contests for cider lovers nationwide.
So what does ‘Fox It!’ mean? Essentially, all it takes to have fun in these trying times is a little curiosity. So quench your curiosity and ‘Fox It!’ for some fun. Kicking this off, Apple Fox has launched a platform where you can scan the fox to reveal a full-fledged cider factory, complete with a number of cheeky foxes running the show.
What’s more, in addition to learning about how cider is made, if you keep a close eye and ‘Fox It!’, you stand to win exclusive prizes, including one of three gold foxes worth RM6,888 each! Among other prizes up for grabs are exclusive Apple Fox trolley bags, tote bags and duffel bags. Just sneak into www.applefox.com/foxit to find out more.
While fans take a break from their daily routine to ‘Fox It!’ and have a little fun, they can also purchase a limited edition 4-bottle pack of Apple Fox Cider that comes with an exclusive Apple Fox aluminium mug at participating hypermarkets and supermarkets, as well as on drinkies.my. This promotion is valid from early September, while stocks last.

Eat Your Way Around The World @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur This Mid-Autumn

Tantalise your tastebuds with bursts of flavours at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from 1st September – 1st October in conjunction with the Mid-Autumn Festival and Malaysia Day celebrations. Presenting Mid-Autumn Symphony and Journey Of Taste campaigns, Malaysia premier shopping destination serves shoppers a harmony of unity, with irresistible gastronomical experiences, deals and delights!

MID-AUTUMN SYMPHONY

Join in the Mid-Autumn festivities from now till 1st October, with the awesome sight of over 2,000 colourful hanging lanterns at Centre Court and brightly-lit fish and flower décor lining the Spanish Steps, encapsulating the beauty and bounty of mid-autumn.
Step into the Mooncake Fair, Centre Court to discover seasonal delicacies showcased by 20 top hotels and restaurants, from evergreen favourites to halal mooncakes, durian creations to chocolate-filled goodies, all artfully packaged to create the perfect gift. Look out for lanterns to brighten any night and discover teas to sip as you admire the moon. Included in the line-up is Hang Heung Cake Shop, a century-old Chinese bakery from Hong Kong known for superior quality and unique pastries. Do try their signature Wife Cake, also known as sweetheart cake, a Cantonese pastry with a thin crust and a filling of freshly handmade winter melon paste.
Look forward to a symphony of events throughout the month of September at Pavilion KL’s Centre Court including a fascinating Lantern Symphony Opening Drum Performance happening on 20, 26 and 27 September at 2pm and 5pm, traditional skills demonstration such as the art of making mooncakes by Grand Imperial on 16, 19, 20, 26 and 27 September at 4.00pm or learn about Chinese water colour painting on 16-27 September at 2.00 to 6.00pm as well as singing and dance performances. Bring the kids, entire family and friends for an exclusive Lantern Parade on 26 September, by registering at https://www.pavilion-kl.com/viewoffersevents/Redeem-Your-Free-Lantern where the first 200 to register will receive the exciting opportunity to take part in the Lantern Parade. The first 1,000 to register will each receive a complimentary lantern.

MID-AUTUMN SYMPHONY REWARDS

Shop and be rewarded! Take home an adorable pair of Lily Fish with a minimum spend of RM200 at the Mooncake Fair or RM250 in a single receipt at any specialty stores. For a higher spend of RM 1,500 or more in a single receipt at any specialty stores, shoppers will be rewarded with one Festivity Gift comprising a BODUM Travel Mug and mooncakes. Terms and conditions apply.

Neptune's Feast @ Serena Brasserie, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Calling all seafood lovers! It's time to enjoy an oceanic adventure at the all-day dining Serena Brasserie every Friday and Saturday night with seafood promotion oozing fresh appeal. The restaurant’s ambiance emanates an airy feel, with floor to ceiling windows, allowing seafood fans to comfortably dive into delectable choices.
The chilled seafood bar boasts a wide selection of freshly flown-in and succulent seafood on ice including tiger prawn, green mussel, US oyster and SalmonAs for appetisers, you get to enjoy Asian specialties such as snow crab salad, seafood salad, thai beef salad, Vietnamese rice roll, gado-gado and more.

Transforming freshest produce into gourmet delights, enjoy live interaction with the chefs and endless servings of sizzling seafood and meat such as premium cuts of salmon, prawns, lamb cutlet, satay and more, all prepared à la minute.
The carving corner will feature a whole salt crusted Atlantic salmon, baked sea bass, slow-baked prime ribs and roasted chicken. Apart from that, there are also a wide variety of famous Asian and Western dishes.
One of the must-try is the ikan masak tiga rasa, a deep-fried red snapper served with sweet, sour and spicy sauce along with tomatoes and pineapples.

Mamonde Brings Flower Energy Experience to Customers Through Augmented Reality Technology

Mamonde, a Korean beauty brand under Amorepacific Malaysia is bringing its flower energy experience to customers via an Augmented Reality platform in conjunction with its Global Brand Campaign themed “Blossoming Life: Experience the Flower Energy”. This campaign is held from 8 September to 31 October 2020. This global brand campaign aims to bring a unique virtual brand experience to customers at the comfort of their home or office amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
This interactive virtual AR experience, which will be available from 16 September, will take customers on a Mamonde floral journey to discover the efficacies of flowers used in its products, products benefits, skincare tips and tricks, as well as finding one that is most suitable for the customer. At the end of the journey, customers can decide to either collect samples or purchase products from Watsons’ online store.
Another interesting feature of this virtual AR experience is an Instagram filter that displays each product’s positive effects on the skin to provide customers with an understanding on what the products can do for them.
To participate in this journey, all that the participants need to do is scan the QR code that can be found at Watsons stores or its website. Alternatively, participants can access the AR platform using their mobile phone browser via this link: https://blossominglife.mamondegarden.my/

13 Ways to Celebrate Malaysia Day at Da Men USJ

Da Men Mall, USJ’s community-friendly mall, celebrates Malaysia Day with ‘Enriching Communities Through Knowledge’, in conjunction with one of Malaysia’s leading book retailers, BookXcess’ 13th anniversary. Echoing this year’s national theme ‘Malaysia Prihatin’ (Malaysia Cares), Da Men USJ celebrates by bolstering Malaysia to become a Nation of Readers, alongside the promotion of unity and the enrichment of communities. 

At a launch event held recently, Guests of Honour YB Puan Michelle Ng Mei Sze, ADUN Subang Jaya; Datuk Abdul Wahab Bin Khalil, Adviser to Da Men USJ and Mr. Andrew Yap, Founder and Managing Director of BookXcess, were present to kick off Malaysia Day celebrations at the mall, alongside other representatives from the community.
L-R Mr. Andrew Yap, YB Michelle Ng and Datuk Wahab Abdul Khalil celebrating BookXcess 13th Anniversary at Da Men USJ


In support of BookXcess’s nationwide donation drive to collect 13,000 books to be donated to the underprivileged through NGO Hub, The Book Effect and Buku Jalanan Chowkit, Da Men USJ announced a donation of RM20,000 worth in books (approximately 1000 books) to the Subang community. Present to receive the donations were beneficiaries STEM 4ALL Makerspace, Sri Tanjung Community Library, SS19/1 Community Library and Pusat Peduli Kanak-Kanak Subang Jaya.
L-R Mr. Andrew Yap, YB Michelle Ng and Datuk Wahab Abdul Khalil surrounded by representatives from beneficiaries for book donation

“As a community mall, Da Men USJ plays its part this Malaysia Day to cultivate learning, celebrate knowledge and grow the love of books. Coupled with BookXcess’s pledge, this initiative further unites and enriches the communities in need through knowledge”, says Datuk Abdul Wahab Bin Khalil, Adviser to Da Men USJ. This Malaysia Day, shoppers are invited to participate in the many engaging activities, vibrant retail offerings, rewards and more, to promote unity and social bonding at Da Men USJ.
Datuk Wahab Abdul Khalil, YB Michlle Ng and Mr. Andrew Yap paining canvas as part of an experiential tour at our Malaysia Day Celebration, Da Men USJ

Gerak Angin - First Malaysian Virtual Arts Festival to Reawaken National Spirit This Malaysia Day

Malaysia Day is around the corner, what is your plan on the upcoming Public Holiday? Why not join me to watch Gerak Angin – the first Malaysian Virtual Arts Festival together online? It is one of the best ways to celebrate the very best of Malaysia’s culture, arts and heritage through modern mediums – the fully digital festival will premiere on Wednesday, 16 September, in conjunction with Malaysia Day.
Pn Sri Sabera Shaik, Founder of Masakini Theatre and Artistic Director for Theatre in Gerak Angin – the first Malaysian Virtual Arts Festival - speaking at the Gerak Angin Special Screening and Official Launch event. 

Spearheaded by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Gerak Angin is organised by Masakini Theatre Company, Sutra Foundation and Surprise Ventures.

Audiences watch a special screening of Gerak Angin episode 1 featuring a performance from Kelantanese art practitioners, Geng Wak Long titled Beringin Sakti 2.0. The first Malaysian Virtual Arts Festival will be launching its first episode on 16th September. 

Gerak Angin festival assembles over 200 individuals from across Malaysia’s performing arts scene – including artists, cameramen, lighting crew, equipment contractors and more. The artists will gather to showcase a diverse range of music, dance and theatre performances across 17 days – from 16 September to 2 October.
YB Dato’ Sri Nancy Shukri, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, at the Gerak Angin Special Screening and Official Launch event. Gerak Angin, the first Malaysian Virtual Arts Festival, will launch its first episode on 16 September 2020 on www.gerakangin.com as well as its official YouTube page.

Commenting on Gerak Angin, Dato’ Sri Nancy Shukri, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia said, “The Festival truly embodies the national artistic and cultural spirit through the companies involved and the performances, and we are proud to be the face for Gerak Angin. Gerak Angin captures the essence of being Malaysian and more importantly these rousing performances will surely reawaken and uplift spirits, something we all need at this time.”

Hennessy Inspires A “First” And Meaningful Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

The yearly Mid-Autumn Festival season dawns upon us once again. In Malaysia, this celebration bears much deeper meaning than just mooncakes and lanterns. It is also a time when family, friends and loved ones gather together and cherish precious moments together.
Celebrating a season of renewed “firsts”, Hennessy is inspiring people to cherish and rekindle first and renewed moments in a reunion that is sure to be especially meaningful.
Specially to mark this occasion, Hennessy has released two limited-edition Mid-Autumn Festival packs, featuring Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège and Hennessy X.O, for people to commemorate their first reconnection with family and friends. The beautifully designed packs also make exquisite gifts this season, to show family and loved ones just how much they are appreciated.
“There is no denying that Malaysians have had a tough year to deal with. However, every cloud, they say, has its proverbial silver lining. And though times are tough, there is much beauty and a newfound appreciation for what truly matters most to us – love, relationships and an attitude of gratitude. While the Mid-Autumn Festival this year will be different, the bond we share with the ones we love remains, and can only grow stronger,” said Thomas Bouleuc, Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Diageo (MHD) Malaysia.

Why Buy a Laptop When You Can Rent

Year 2020 has been a challenging year for most of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought World’s economy to crisis, and many of us have lost our jobs. I believe many of us have been thinking of inventing into a new business.

Operating a small startup company requires capital to be able to sustain through the next couple of months. Hence, a healthy cash flow is the fundamental. That said, we should rent instead of buy to save our costs. From the office, car to laptop, we can rent them easily now, especially renting a laptop at SMARTRENTAL.
With over 20 years of involvement in refurbishing, renting and selling of IT equipment, SMARTRENTAL understands the challenges that business owners face and has introduced a solution that can easily help them obtain PCs and notebooks without draining out their critically needed cash. From laptops, PCs, MacBook’s and iPads, we can rent them at an affordable price at SMARTRENTAL. Most importantly, the SMARTRENTAL service is robust and affordable, enabling organisations of any size to adopt it. There is no minimum length to the contract, so users can rent out a device for brief periods as needed.
Picture taken from SmartRental's FB Page

SMARTRENTAL programme is simple and flexible. Start from just RM48 per month, SMARTRENTAL laptop rental services come with unlimited online support, free service, repair or any exchange at their Service Center. There is also a full hardware warranty throughout the rental period, and companies renting over five units enjoy on-site preventive maintenance and free service. Users can choose to sign up for a rental contract for 12 to 24 months.
SMARTRENTAL programme offers two key features that makes it a better option for those in need of cost-effective IT equipment:
  1. Eliminates the need for cumbersome credit checks and processing, making it easier for companies to apply - One does not have to go through credit checks and processing in order to be eligible to rent the IT equipment.
  2. Instant savings of around 60% the cost of a typical IT set-up - All we need to pay is just a three-month advance rental instead of a large amount of buying the IT equipment. For example, you can have immediate access to laptops or desktops with their Branded tier-1 Business Performance Machines and almost zero downtime for only RM68 per month.

OPPO Unveils All New Reno4 Pro Galactic Blue and Collaboration with Christy Ng and Pestle & Mortar Clothing

OPPO’s esteemed Reno series garnered much interest and love with the launch of the Reno4 Series a month back. With high performance in a sleek body, it is a class of its own in the price range. Now, OPPO brought one new colour variation to Malaysia and it is available now; the Galactic Blue! It is also launched together with an exclusive collaboration edition with Christy Ng and Pestle & Mortar Clothing.
The new Reno4 Pro Galactic Blue is a unique colour with ‘Reno Glow’ technique. It provides a matte finish with subtle glittering detail for a more vibrant and premium feel. With multiple layers of blue blend naturally on the back cover, the deep blue radiates from the middle towards the top and meets the silver with a natural transition. OPPO Reno4 Pro Galactic Blue is a premium texture with a unique mix of matte and gloss combined with a dazzling effect.
To commemorate the arrival of the new colour, OPPO collaborated with local women fashion designer Christy Ng, and street-wear fashion brand Pestle and Mortar Clothing, to create a fashion wear and bag which speaks the identity of Reno, a style fit for the user’s everyday life.

“The bag was designed with the thought of convenience yet elegance. I have always wanted to create a small yet versatile bag. As OPPO and I had a similar vision, we joined hands to being our consumers convenience in a small package. The unique blue used for the bag and the design brings out the elegance of both the bag and its owner,” says Christy Ng.

7 Best Natural Skin Care Products of 2020

Are you looking for an effective, but gentle natural skincare range that nourish your skin? I believe most of you are, and you are in the right place because I am going to share my honest review with you in this blog post.

I have recently discovered the new skincare range by Linden Leaves. I gave it a try and I fell in love with it immediately. Made with love in New Zealand, Linden Leaves' latest skincare line is infused with organic white tea and nature’s skin foods to nourish and care for our skin.
Linden Leaves have carefully selected nature’s best ingredients like organic white tea, rosehip oil, evening primrose oil, calendula, comfrey, white daisy, marshmallow and more to provide targeted benefits in each product. Their natural skincare helps keep your skin in balance, heal environmental damage and prevent premature ageing.
Linden Leaves skincare range is simple and easy to use. They are designed to work in harmony so you can create a daily custom blend to target your skin’s daily needs. I like that they have a complete range of skincare products for us to apply in the day and night.
Below is the set of 7 Linden Leaves' latest gentle skincare products which are the best of natural skin care products of year 2020.

1. Linden Leaves Purifying Cleanser (150ml | RM86.40)

Linden Leaves Purifying Cleanser is a gentle, daily foaming cleanser to balance and heal the skin. It gives deep cleansing but without drying the skin. Formulated with clary sage to renew and lavender essential oil plus organic white tea to protect the skin. Perfect for normal, oily or teen skin.

ARISSTO Coffee RM1 Plan

What can you buy at RM1 these days? Literally nothing because even one hour car park rate in shopping malls is already more than this, right? But, what if I tell you you can enjoy premium Italian coffee at only RM1? Yes, you heard me right! We can enjoy ARISSTO Coffee with Office Buddies Coffee Plan for just RM1!
Imagine that we don't need to queue up to buy coffee in the morning or lunch time, and we do not need to drink bad coffee in the office anymore. Most importantly, office buddies can save up to 75% of coffee money, so smart right!
Not everyone has a coffee machine in the office. As I know many offices are not providing coffee or tea to their staff. Hence, staff have to buy their own coffee or instant coffee which is bad for health. But hey, now we can enjoy fresh and hot piping freshly brewed hot or cold coffee that are comparable to those served at 5-star hotels easily at our desks. In addition, we can also Drink Like a Boss by enjoying great coffee first and pay later, only with the ARISSTO RM1 Office Buddies Coffee Plan.
Let’s discover more about “ARISSTO RM1 Office Buddies Coffee Plan”.

Calling all coffee lovers, ARISSTO invites us to experience 10 Free Cups of Finest Premium Coffee from Italy at RM1 only. It does not only save our money, it can enhance our coffee experience too.

Vote for Your Favourite Brands and Win Prizes Up to RM50,000 at Guardian Healthy Beauty Awards 2020

The much anticipated Guardian Healthy Beauty Awards is back! Guardian Malaysia, the leading pharmacy, health and beauty retailer has rolled out its Healthy Beauty Awards 2020, giving its three million and more, customers the opportunity to vote for their favourite brands and win prizes up to RM50,000 in prizes.
The voting for the annual brand appreciation contest starts on 2 September 2020 and end on 30 September 2020. Known previously as Guardian’s Most Voted Brands Awards, it has been renamed Healthy Beauty Awards.

Anna Ng, Retail Marketing Director, Guardian Health And Beauty, Malaysia and Singapore said: “This search for the top brands as voted by Guardian’s customers aims to give our customers a voice in selecting the best healthy beauty products in the industry that is on offer at all Guardian stores. So I urge all our customers to come make your voice and your choice heard.
David Wong, MarketingManager of Guardian Malaysia at the launch

“At Guardian, our customers always come first and this unique true customer voting platform is even more relevant today as Guardian is driven to connect, engage strongly with and understand our customers’ lifestyle needs, preferences and behaviour that are constantly changing and evolving.”

Jacob’s Celebrates Everyday Original Malaysians This Merdeka

This year has shown many of us that not all heroes wear capes and Jacob’s, the Original Cream Cracker is shining the spotlight on them. In line with that, this Merdeka, #TheOriginalsMY by Jacob’s will celebrate everyday Original Malaysians who are outstanding in their own way – individuals who have made our day-to-day lives a little easier, those who put a smile on our faces and people who have made our country a safer, happier and better place in their own unique ways.
“Having gone through unprecedented and challenging times since the start of 2020, this year’s National Day will carry a deeper meaning for us as a nation. We have pulled through together and with Jacob’s #TheOriginalsMY, we want to acknowledge and celebrate Original Malaysians who are all around us – our friends, neighbours and even strangers. It is now an opportunity for us to sit back and reflect on those who have made a positive and lasting impact on our daily lives, no matter how big or small,” said Arpan Sur, Associate Director, Southeast Asia Biscuits & Snacks.
In August 2019, Jacob’s celebrated eight inspiring Original Malaysian icons who are legends in their own fields, icons who are known for being the first, the best, and the original of their crafts. This year’s line-up of Original Malaysians includes four inspiring everyday heroes who have given us so much yet expecting so little in return, meet:

Nur Azmina Burhan - A hairstylist who helps the under privileged communities. Her free haircuts give these communities in Kuala Lumpur fresh looks and renewed hope.

R. Jeganathan - As the national Paralympics coach, he turned disability into an ability for man. He coached and journeyed with our national Paralympics athletes as they secured three gold medals and two world records at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Adrian Wong - Using 3D printing technology, he made face shields when there was a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), aiding frontliners in our country as they battled the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rizo Leong - Collaborating with other local artists, his work champions social causes, giving a voice to those who need it most. In recent times, their art was used to raise funds for frontliners as they braved the ongoing pandemic.

“We live in a country that is made up of people who are always ready to extend a helping hand or put a smile on our faces whenever we need it the most. Experiences like these are truly Malaysian and through #TheOriginalsMY, Jacob’s is encouraging everyone to embrace such moments and recognise the people in it,” added Arpan.

How to Get Glass Skin - Cellnique's Glow Getter

Glass skin, a K-Beauty trend that took the beauty world by storm since 2017. Glass skin is meant to evoke the idea of a crystal clear piece of glass, meaning it's all about skin that looks completely clear. Poreless, dewy, clean skin is the ultimate goal. Of course, as with most K-beauty trends, glass skin can be achieved with a few quick steps.
Introducing Cellnique's Glow Getter, a one of a kind 1+1> 2 Glass Skin Formula. Cellnique's Glow Getter combo contains 2 products below;
1) Hydra Boost Ceramides First Essence (30ml)

Gently pat Hydra Boost Ceramides First Essence on face after cleansing and toning to guard your skin against dryness by supporting your skin's natural moisture barrier and hydrates your skin instantly.
2) MA 18 (10ml)

Squeeze 2 to 3 drops of MA 18 onto palm and apply it evenly on face and neck after Hydra Boost Ceramides First Essence. MA 18 speeds up skin renewal while correct skin discoloration when use regularly.

10 Ways to Stretch Your Ringgit @ Fahrenheit88's Merdeka Bonanza

In the spirit of Independence Day, Fahrenheit88 presents ‘Merdeka Bonanza’ from now until 16th September 2020, supported by BBKLCC Tourism Association Kuala Lumpur. From shopping giveaways worth up to RM20,000 to fun workshops, cool performances to amazing deals, here are 10 ways to stretch your Ringgit when you shop at Fahrenheit88 this Merdeka.
1. Claw Your Way To A Win

With no spend necessary, participate in the Claw To Win game booth at the Main Entrance, Ground Floor to win exciting shopping vouchers, including RM15 cash vouchers from Miira Mew and Mirrorcle, RM50 cash vouchers from BeSeen and Leather Avenue, as well as free Coffee/Tea + Cake worth RM15 at Connoisseur Café, to name a few.

2. Get Lucky At The Spin & Win

Also with no spend necessary, take part in the Spin A Win on 2nd Floor to take away vouchers from Honey Bibi and Leather Avenue, as well as special goodie bags and more.

3. Take Home Daily Special Giveaways

Each weekend at the Main Entrance, look out for the Fahrenheit88 Masquerade Ladies in colours of the Jalur Gemilang as they hand out goodies including dining and shopping vouchers worth up to RM10,000 to all! 

4. Be One Of The Lucky 63!

Reward your shopping spree of at least RM63 at selected stores in a single receipt, with a chance to win gifts, including backpacks from Cosas, sunglasses from BeSeen, luggage from Leather Avenue and more. Find out more at Customer Service, Ground Floor.
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