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Saturday, June 30, 2018

3 Things to Know About Cremating a Loved One


When a loved one dies, you have to determine how to honor their wishes. The most common options are cremation and burial. If you decide to cremate, there are a few key things that you should know.

You Can Schedule an Open Casket

There is a misconception that if you choose cremation, there can be no open casket viewing. However, you can still opt for an open casket during the funeral itself. Afterward, the body is then cremated and provided to the family. Some people prefer to say goodbye by seeing the body, so this is an option you can consider.

Various Options are Available

When the body is cremated, you have options in terms of how to receive it. You can select an urn for the ashes to be placed inside of. If you plan on keeping a loved one’s memory alive, this may be the best option. Urns are decorative and can be placed on a mantle or bookshelf.
Another option is to simply have the ashes placed into a bag, which then goes inside of a box. This method is best if you plan on scattering the ashes, such as over a lake or at a park. Remember, if you plan on scattering the ashes at a public site, you need to get permission from the owner of the property.
There is also the ability to choose a plot at a mausoleum, which is commonly located in a cemetery. The ashes are placed inside of a drawer and a plaque is located on the outside.

It’s an Affordable Option

Cremation is considered the more affordable option upon a loved one’s death. Burials are more expensive because of the cost of the casket as well as the burial site preparation.
By exploring cremation Westchester IL residents are able to learn about what to do when a loved one dies. When you want to discuss the options, it’s important to talk with a funeral home.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Coca-Cola brings 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia excitement

As Malaysians get ready to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Coca-Cola – an official sponsor of the event – has a lineup of activities and items to bring the excitement beyond the TV screen, including limited edition packaging featuring country colors of popular teams and the host country.


I am sure whoever love collecting Coca-Cola cans would love to know this. Available from now while stocks last the collection of eight designs features Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal and Japan.


Football fans stocking up on refreshing Coca-Cola beverages to enjoy during the matches also have a chance to win a variety of official Coca-Cola 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ merchandise from various retailers as well as special offers throughout this period and even win a trip to Russia to watch a match live!


The Coca-Cola truck and roving teams will travel to 87 locations around Malaysia to add to the excitement with games, screenings and other on-ground activities. The rovers will be visiting selected retail outlets, McDonald’s restaurants, GSC cinemas and the ever popular mamak shops.
On the global front, Coca-Cola has developed a set of TV commercials to be aired in over 200 countries and teamed up with artist Jason Derulo to create Colors – The Coca-Cola Anthem For the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ which captures the unity that football brings to fans and players alike. Watch it at http://www.jasonderulo.com/news/jason-derulo-releases-official-music-video-colors-coca-cola-anthem-2018-world-cup-83926 .


“Coca-Cola is one of the longest-standing corporate partners of FIFA with a history dating back to 1950. Many Malaysians are passionate about football so we want to bring the excitement of every FIFA World Cup close to them,” said Ahmed Yehia, Country Manager for Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei, The Coca-Cola Company.


The Coca-Cola Company is one of the longest-standing corporate partners of FIFA, with a formal association since 1974 and an official sponsorship of FIFA World Cup™ that began in 1978. Coca-Cola has had stadium advertising at every FIFA World Cup™ since 1950.
FIFA and The Coca-Cola Company extended their long-time partnership to until 2030. The renewed commitment by Coca-Cola in the non-alcoholic beverages category includes cash and in-kind products and services in support of the broad spectrum of FIFA-organized events around the globe, including the FIFA World Cup, FIFA Women's World Cup, FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA U-17 World Cup, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, FIFA Interactive World Cup, FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, FIFA Futsal World Cup, and the FIFA Confederations Cup.


Coca-Cola also continues to sponsor the closely watched FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for men's national teams and FIFA Women's World Ranking.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Red light therapy for skin

If you're insecure about your skin, know that there are so many ways to improve it. In addition to drinking lots of water and washing your face every day, consider implementing these four tips to make your skin really glow.

 1. Professional Treatments
Professional treatments are incredibly helpful for anyone that really wants to get rid of their skin issues in a direct way. Professionals are equipped to handle the intricacies of red light therapy for skin and microdermabrasion. When you go to a professional, you'll experience a stronger grade of ingredients in the different treatments.

2. Hydration & Moisture
Hydration and moisture are really important elements to include as you work toward improving your skin. You can start by hydrating the skin with lots of moisturizing creams that work perfectly for your skin type. If you have oily skin, don't make the mistake of avoiding moisturizers. Your skin type needs it too. Sheet masks are increasingly popular. Sheet masks are thin sheets filled with essential oils, essences and water. After you've placed the sheet masks on a clean face, allow the liquids to seep into your skin for 15 to 20 minutes. The result is a hydrated and glowing face.

3. Exfoliation
Skin sheds and you want to make sure you're not holding on to dead skin cells. When you don't properly remove dead skin cells, they can clog up your pores and prove to be even more problematic. A few times a week, it's wise to slough off dead skin cells with a face scrub brush or an exfoliating scrub. You can easily make your own sugar or salt scrub at home. Lightly steam the skin first. Then, rub the scrub into damp skin. Once you've rubbed the mixture into the skin, rinse it off with lots of water. You'll have nice, smooth skin afterward.

4. Nutrition
Your skin is the largest organ of your entire body. In many cases, your skin serves as a good barometer to let you know that you need to increase the quality of your nutrition. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Nuts and grains are excellent for fiber. Drink lots of water and always take vitamins. Supplements like biotin and turmeric are great for decreasing inflammation or encouraging the growth of new skin cells.

Buying the Right Yacht for a Good Price

Will you be starting to shop around for a yacht in the near future? If this is the case, you need to be very careful how you spend your money. Yachts come in a very wide price range. You need to be very certain what you will be getting for your money. You should not be in a hurry to make your purchase. Take the time you need to educate yourself about all of the biggest companies that make yachts. Find out why some models are more popular than others. Here are some tips that will make buying a yacht a much easier process.

1. Go to some boat shows in your area.

Boat shows are a very easy and convenient way for you to get in contact with yacht dealers and the companies that actually make the boats. There will be representatives for all of the biggest dealers and most popular yacht brands. They will be able to answer all of your questions about the performance and features that each yacht has. You can also schedule a test drive of any yacht that you are interested in. Check online to find out when the next boat show is coming to your town.

2. Get the advice of other yacht owners.

It would be in your best interests to speak to people who have already gone through the process of buying a yacht. See if these people can recommend any reputable Florida yacht brokers to you. Find out why these people settled on the yacht they eventually wound up buying. Ask them if they encountered any negative experiences while they were shopping for a yacht. You should try to learn from the mistakes these people made.

3. Always compare prices from multiple yacht dealers.

There can sometimes be a very wide gap in the prices charged by different yacht dealers for the same boat. This is why you owe it to yourself to shop around for the lowest price. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by doing this. You would be foolish not to.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Closing Ceremony Ibu Nakhoda Hidup 2018




 Last week I attended a meaningful event which is the Closing Ceremony Ibu Nakhoda Hidup 2018.

 Ibu Nakhoda Hidup programme has successfully run another year after a nationwide tour to 10 MYDINs since earlier in March this year. The programme co-organised by Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad (MYDIN), Proter & Gamble (P&G) and Pertubuhan Pembangunan Kendiri Wanita dan Gadis (WOMEN:girls) saw growth and improvement from participating mother entreprenuer across Malaysia. You can view the above video that I have made, photos taken on the day I created the video.


As an extension of Tabung Hulurkan Harapan P&G and MYDIN, for 2018 the Ibu Nakhoda Hidup programme successfully raised RM106,078.55 which will used to further assist and enhance the businesses of 5 selected mothers for Ibu Nakhoda Hidup 2018 and also to reach out to more business organisations and universities to provide mentoring for the women within the programme. The aim of this engagement is to allow knowledge sharing on business mapping for growth projection. Tabung Hulurkan Harapan fund is raised through the purchases of P&G products at MYDIN from 15 March until 21 May 2018.


The highlight of the closing ceremony of Ibu Nakhoda Hidup 2018 is the open community pledge suession for Ibu Nakhoda Hidup alumni where the public can provide suggestions, network and offer support to the mothers in their own possible way. Not only will it give the alumni a better view of market demand, it will also allow personal interaction with potential customers.


The ceremony ends with a cheque presentation worth RM106,078.55 by Datuk Wira (Dr.) Haji Ameer Ali Mydin, Datin Wira Dr. Hajah Siti Hawa Mohd and Ms. Teoh Gaik May, General Manager of P&G Malaysia to the President of WOMEN:girls, Ms. Low Ngai Yuen.


On top of that, Ibu Nakhoda Hidup programme has been getting a lot of support from other organisations as well including Tekun National (Selangor), Kelab Usahawan Selangor, Hijrah Selangor, Women Entrepreneur Network Association (WENA) and Giat MARA (Johor) throughout the roadshows and on-ground engagement.


The Ibu Nakhoda 2018 search that will end by this 31 July 2018 has already received 117 participants. From all the 15 alumni of the Ibu Nakhoda Hidup programme, the 2018 closing ceremony were joined by all five 2015 alumnus, Ibsatulhaily Ibrahim, Roziah Asman, Farah Izyan, Ratna Adnan and Tengku Norhaslinda; 2016 almnus Mazleen Mahmood and Rohaiza Selamat as well as 2017 alumnus Azizah Ahmad, Haimisah Mahli, and Anita Ohman.


As for the nationwide tour, the 10 MYDIN locations WOMEN:girls team went to includes MYDIN USJ (Selangor), MYDIN Meru Raya, and MYDIN Parti Buntar (Perak), MYDIN Senawang (Negeri Sembilan), MYDIN Gong Badak (Terengganu), MYDIN MiTC (Melaka), MYDIN Taman Batik (Kedah), MYDIN Bukit Mertajam (Penang), MYDIN Vista Tunku (Sarawak) and MYDIN Mutiara Rini (Johor Bharu).


In addition, a weekly photo contest on Instagram was held for public participation which requires contestants to spot the WOMEN:girls team in MYDIN during their on-ground nationwide tour and tag three entrepreneurs they know in the caption. The lucky winners were selected weekly to receive MYDIN shopping vouchers worth RM50 with the Grand Prize of MYDIN shopping vouchers worth RM1,500.





Neffos C7 – The Perfect Selfie Companion for Any Occasion


Everyone has got a busy lifestyle, do you know about the TP-Link, the leading wireless-router brand for seven consecutive years, announced the availability of C7 in Malaysia, under its fledgling mobile phone brand Neffos.

One of my favourite hobby is taking photos, and I like selfie too. It's important for me to check the phone features and the result of the photos taken. So far I am pretty happy with the results of the photos taken scroll down to view some of the photos I have shared here.



click on the video to see the unboxing video

The Neffos C7 is proof of the Neffos’ commitment to excellence. Designed for today's smartphone customer in mind, the C7 offers an ergonomic metallic form and a bright, crisp 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video conferencing on the phone's 5.5 inch HD display.


The Neffos C7 comes with a 10-level Real-Time Beautify mode, which allows for a live preview of many beautification choices, thus letting you capture the most flawless yet still natural-looking image with just one click.

One unit Neffos C7 comes along with the following:

                                                               i.      Phone charger adapter
                                                             ii.      USB phone cable
                                                            iii.      Screen protector
                                                            iv.      Quick start guide
                                                             v.      Warranty notice
                                                            vi.      Safety notice
                                                          vii.      Sim Card Pin


 Taking self-portraits in low light is not a problem either, thanks to the screen-flash feature. The front camera’s wide 86-degree angle even allows consumers to have a group wefie, making large crowd shooting easy with the C7’s front camera. Selfies now can be fixed and enhanced further with the help of leading imaging company ArcSoft’s software.




In life, balance is everything. Same goes for the perfect photo. The Neffos C7 uses HDR mode to achieve the ideal white balance for all your pictures.
#TPLink #Neffos #C7 #HDR
Get the Neffos C7 here https://bit.ly/2sn5oCi


 Check out the photos below for my selfie photos using the Neffos C7, loving to selfie at any occasion and event at events. Busy mom life of two boys didn't stop me from doing what I love. Now without GST, the Neffos C7 is even more affordable, making it even more tempting! I am happy using this phone as my second phone,
loving the selfie detail of the tassle earrings I am wearing and my pinks lips using the Magic lipstick .

selfie in the car using Neffos C7

wefie with lovely BFF Kathy at Paradigm Mall, Petaling Jaya, flawless skin tone it shows using the Neffos C7

Taking self-portraits in low light is not a problem either, thanks to the screen-flash feature. The front camera’s wide 86-degree angle even allows consumers to have a group wefie, making large crowd shooting easy with the C7’s front camera.

Together with an advanced 13-megapixel back-facing camera with phase-detection auto-focus, the C7 makes it easier than ever to capture amazing photos and videos from any angle, whether during the day or night.



Photo credit to Neffos Malaysia: Rest easy on the evening. The Neffos C7 protects your eyes for things like bedtime reading. Eye Protection mode limits eyestrain by reducing blue light emission by up to 89%. Flip a few pages of your e-book in total comfort.


To improve user experience, the C7 sports an immersive 5.5-inch IPS-LCD screen for watching TV shows and movies, playing games, and browsing social media. The display looks fantastic and remains visible even under harsh sunlight. That leaves you with a device that's great to take on the go or curl up with on the couch to consume content.


The Neffos C7 features a fingerprint reader intelligently placed on the upper portion of the back panel for convenient access. It offers added security that's ideal for those who want to keep their information safe from prying eyes. This sensor unlocks the mobile phone with its screen on in as fast as 0.2 seconds.


A capable octa-core processor sits under the hood to let you crank through web browsing, games, email, and most other smartphone tasks seamlessly. It is clocked at up to 1.5GHz and provides a smooth touchscreen experience. Paired with 2GB of RAM, it should be able to handle demanding applications without a hitch. The Neffos C7 also supports microSD cards for expanding storage capacity by up to 128GB.


"At Neffos, we continue to strive for meaningful innovation that meets the market's needs. We recognize that consumers desire better-quality pictures from their mobile device regardless of lighting, but don't want to spend a lot to get it, hence this capable camera phone that won't break the bank,” said Jason Xu, Chief Executive Officer at Neffos.




He added, “With the Neffos C7, we believe we've struck the right balance between performance and cost. Indeed, it is a perfect combination of a high-quality, high-performance product at an affordable price — a goal that sprung from our mother company TP-Link’s culture of exceptional quality, cost control, and operational management.”


The Neffos C7 is now available at major retail outlets, Neffos stores, resellers and online purchase at Lazada starting today. First 50 customers who purchase the Neffos C7 on Lazada will receive a free TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Lightbulb worth RM149. The C7 will come in two color options — Cloudy Gray and Sunrise Gold.


Further adding excitement to the C7, Pantone®, the world’s authority in color standardization, announced the 2018 Color of the Year as ultra violet. With this announcement, Neffos intends to solidify its trailblazing style and forward-thinking attitude, sharing the same fashion sense as the world has indicated for the new year

“A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of The Pantone Color Institute.


These words tie perfectly into the Neffos mission to provide incredibly simple and truly smart mobile devices to all users. With the slogan of “Stylish and Reliable,” this manufacturer sets and
raises the bar of intuitive, attractive phones with every offering, the latest of which being the powerful, fast and portable X1 and upcoming N1.

Below are photos of products which taken using the Neffos C7, loving all the photos that I taken. 



Following the success of the X1, the C7 as well as the upcoming N1 brings a modern, sleek look that embodies the next step in the Neffos evolution. Altogether, the C7 and N1 presents an exciting future for the smartphone company.


With the future in mind, this begs the question, “Will we see a Neffos Ultra Violet smartphone next?” Only time will tell!

If you like to know more about the phone visit http://www.lazada.com.my/neffos-official-store/ or
follow Neffos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @Neffos.Malaysia (Facebook), @neffos.malaysia (Instagram) @NeffosMalaysia (Twitter).

About Neffos
The Neffos brand was established by TP-Link in 2015 to enter the global smartphone market. It strives to create the most human-oriented personal mobile device in the new digital era and to seamlessly connect people with each other, and to the world around them. For further information, visit www.neffos.com.my.


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

AirAsia BIG Loyalty partners with Fave to allow customers to earn BIG Points on over 8,000 deals


AirAsia BIG Loyalty today announced an exclusive partnership with Fave, marking its first step beyond travel deals through the launch of BIG Deals by Fave, a new feature on the AirAsia BIG Loyalty app. BIG Members will now be able to receive double the rewards, earning BIG Points and redeeming their favourite everyday deals using BIG Points while enjoying savings up to 95% off on the best travel and lifestyle deals by Fave.

BIG Deals by Fave allows over 3.6 million BIG Members in Malaysia to earn 1 BIG Point for every RM1 spent on lifestyle vouchers every day. They can also utilise their BIG Points to redeem BIG Deals vouchers, from food, beauty and activities to automobile services, travel and fitness, with popular brands like A&W, Healthland, Forever 21, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, Kenny Rogers Roasters and more offering discounts of up to 95% at over 3,700 outlets.

Last year, Fave offered up to RM185 million in savings to their users. With this new pa
rtnership, AirAsia BIG Loyalty is extending the privilege to BIG Members in Malaysia, as part of its commitment to giving members more freedom to enjoy bigger experiences at better value. 

Fave users will also be able to reap new rewards. AirAsia BIG Loyalty opens the door for more than 3 million Fave Malaysia users to start enjoying BIG Member privileges and seeing the world even faster. By signing up and linking their BIG Member account to their Fave account before shopping, they will be able to earn 1 BIG Point for every RM1 they spend on Fave, which can be used to redeem AirAsia flights to amazing holidays across more than 130 destinations.

AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “This is an important milestone for AirAsia BIG Loyalty. As we move towards making BIG Points a standalone digital currency, we want to go beyond travel into other segments as well. This deal allows us to do just that while offering incredible value to our members, starting with Malaysia and eventually across the rest of Asean.” AirAsia BIG Loyalty Acting CEO Sereen Teoh added, “We have over 3.6 million BIG Members in Malaysia who have been tremendously loyal and supportive over the years. With BIG Deals in partnership with Fave, we can now doubly reward them not just through travelling, but all the time with amazing offers on the things they already love doing every day, all from the BIG Loyalty app.”

Fave founder Joel Neoh said, “This partnership with AirAsia BIG Loyalty will allow us to further enhance our mission of delivering everyday happiness and rewards to both BIG and Fave users. Whether they choose to go for a massage, buy their morning coffee or go for a short stay cation, both Fave users and BIG Members can now earn BIG Points.”

This move is part of a continuous effort to reward BIG Members every say. In November, AirAsia BIG Loyalty launched its eStore, which allows BIG Members in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines to shop from over 160 lifestyle and travel partners all on one platform -airasiabig.com. A seamless shopping experience with carefully selected brands like Uniqlo, Hotels.com and more, eStore rewards BIG Members with a faster w
ay to earn BIG Points and gave them an easier, more convenient way to shop.

Download the AirAsia BIG Loyalty app and sign up as a BIG Member today to start shopping on BIG Deals and earn BIG Points! Redeem flights to more than 130 AirAsia destinations plus BIG Deals vouchers, keeptrack of your BIG Member account, BIG Points balance and stay updated on the latest news and promotions, all on the AirAsia BIG Loyalty app. Alternatively, download Fave today and start saving instantly through amazing deals across multiple categories such as F&B, travel, beauty, activities and many others.

Both BIG Loyalty and Fave apps are available on Google Play and the App Store.

Family Fun Weekend @ Puteri Harbour with Astro's Fun Escapade carnival

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