Genting International Children's Festival

20-foot tall giant balloon in a shape of a monkey was an awesome sight at the centre of the Universal Walk, one of the biggest balloon ever made or seen in Malaysia.

Blogger Event @ Blue Elephant

Great Night out Civil War with Captain America and Ironman

Parenting Insights

It's all about fun and experience

Thanks Tripovo - 1st Blogger Collaboration with National Museum and Textile Museum

Historical Tour and Batik Printing. Loving my masterpiece! ;)

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Best Reason for Owning a Rental Apartment

The world today is changing and people everywhere are looking for ways to make a living for themselves. If you want to potentially own a rental property, then you are just one in the growing community of those who want to own rentals. There are many reasons to seek out buying a rental apartment, and if you have any sort of entrepreneurial ability or skills then you could absolutely make some money on the side. Consider these reasons as potential signs you could make it in the apartment rental and property management world.

You are Handy and Can Do Repairs
Believe it or not, every home needs repairs and general maintenance. If you are someone who happens to be good when it comes to general repairs and maintenance, then you have a major advantage on your side. Just because you have those skills doesn’t necessarily mean you should be a property owner by yourself, but if you can do most major projects yourself and don’t need to subcontract them out then you are already significantly ahead of the competition in the apartment rental world. 

Apartments have a lot of costs in general and for a lot of reasons you could wind up spending money just to keep the business going. However, if you can do most of the repairs yourself then you not only know you aren’t being overcharged for markup, but you aren’t paying the labor costs either because you are doing it all by yourself. Instead of paying someone else to push every high end item, you can take care of what you need to within your own units in a functional way and you can also ensure you are minimizing the cash flow out of your pocket simply by being handy.

There’s a College Nearby
The idea of having students nearby might not be the best for some people, but if you are looking to rent out apartments and there is a college or university in the vicinity then go look for apartments for sale with PropertyGuru Malaysia immediately. The key you want to remember is that students typically receive student loans and other forms of scholarship money to finance their education, so if you can get students to live in your apartment then you are almost guaranteed they will have rent in one shape or another.  Obviously you need to be careful in this regard as some of the students may not qualify for student loans or might not have the funding that is necessary. However, for many students in general they will pick up their student loan check and then immediately turn around and pay rent for a full semester or a full year at a time which means you won’t have to chase around after them and try to collect rent checks every month.

You Live in a Tourism Spot or a Destination City
If you live in an area where there is tourism, fun, and things to do, then there will always be people moving into the city and looking to improve their quality of life. Obviously it will depend upon what, where, and why, but for the most part if there is going to continue to be an influx of people then you can always find individuals who will be looking for a place to live. 

The key is to continue providing a spot where you can easily be right by the action so you can be easily found. However, once you have picked up a rental property that isn’t far from the fun and the important destinations, you will be surprised at how high the rents can go and how much cash you can earn just for owning a quality rental property in the right location.

Your Region is Growing
One of the best places to own a rental property and to have rental apartments making you money is in an area that is growing. Whether it is due to business, a natural resource, or even just because people love the area and expansion is happening organically, then you will already know how much opportunity is available just by going outside and seeing what is going up and being built each and every day. When a region starts to boom there is opportunity for everyone, and that means people will start to come in from everywhere in order to find their own opportunity and capitalize on the growth.

When you are thinking about the climate that is a rental apartment and how you can make money renting to others, this is the perfect scenario for anyone to have. Not only are you able to see just how powerful the renting market is in general, but as long as you can just secure a few of those people coming into the area to fill your units then you can be wildly successful in the field of owning and leasing out units. Remember, you don’t need to catch each and every person that is coming into the region in order to be profitable. You only need to capture a few in order to be able to tap into a very small portion of the market and bring in just a few to reach success. 

As you can see, there are more than enough opportunities all over the world why someone would want to think about renting. However, if you happen to have something on your side other than just the simplicity of wanting to rent to others then you could find yourself in a prime opportunity of being successful. Obviously you will want to have the entrepreneurial spirit to actually be passionate at your position, but at the same time it only makes sense that you are set up for success with an outside factor or two as well when it comes to renting out apartments and managing your own rental units. Demand is good, and if you have it in your area for a specific reason than you can be successful. 

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New Tourist Attraction "KL UPSIDE DOWN HOUSE" @ KL TOWER

Wanted a quick one hour date with the kids while having some fun?

We take a peek to the latest "KL Upside Down House" @ KL Tower. Thanks for having us. Kids had nice experience exploring new ventures in town. ;)

Our photo moments:



The waiting area

A sneak peek to what's inside...My boy wanted a picture this way. He just know what I wanted. Well, to say he give me lovely ideas.

Big spidey. The red hanging bra got my attention. LOL 

Love this spontaneous piece! The ironman in action


My personal judgement:
a) The house is lovely for some photography. Spend some time to catch good angles. Do see some samples of photo available in the house, or get some help from the staff on best view, so that you don't waste time.
b) Make sure you turn to Rich Tone HDR mode when taking picture using your mobile phones.
c) Watch out for steep staircase inside the house
d) The house is not so big, hence best time to go is in the morning when it's not too crowded, else your pictures would end up with lots of people in the background.
e) I felt that things in the house should be placed lower so that the kids be able to reach it, for a better photo caption.

Other than above, it's a nice family bonding time. You may also want to visit KL Tower, and the surroundings place of interest. Have Fun! and Happy Parenting!

Where Is This?

KL Upside Down House
Menara Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Puncak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-55230840

Enquiry: klupsidedown@yahoo.com

www.klupsidedown.com




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Friday, June 17, 2016

DIY Skincare in Your Kitchen with #CLAIREORGANICS



Thanks for having us. Jaden and myself enjoy DIY our own mask and skincare during the workshop. It's a relaxing aromatherapy afternoon for us as we learn to MAKE FRESH & ORGANIC SKINCARE WITH @CLAIREORGANICS...
In this workshop, we experience to DIY skincare with the fresh and organic ingredients that we can find in our kitchen including hair darkening spray, skin whitening exfoliating facial mask, aromatherapy roll on, lavender pillow mist, relaxing floral bath salt, organic bug spray etc!💕

Venue: Claire, Damen, G-34B, Ground Floor
1, Persiaran Kewajipan USJ1, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

For future workshop, you may contact Claire and tickets are:

Introductory (Ticket for 1 pax): RM298 (early birds)
Besties (Ticket for 2 pax): RM538
Standard (Ticket for 1 pax): RM398

My big boy at work. Parenting has been exciting as they are growing up. Precisely being you have to find activities for them to occupied their time. Thanks #CLAIREORGANICS.

Our proud DIY items



The above are some of my picks from Claire for review and I will let you know why I need these and a must have for a quick fix from a busy mummy and a beauty queen point of view:

a) I love Claire Argan Oil & Rosehip Oil. As a busy mummy, you need a quick and an easy absorb moisturizer solution. Wake up the next day without dry skin. Best is could be use on both face and body, without having too many bottle of different lotion. Apply it everyday and enjoy the perfect skin.

b) Cellulite often an after birth worries - organic coffee scrub with peppermint aroma definitely a great to have.

c) Shea butter lip balm - keep your lip moisturize. Kids love it too and worry not, it's safe to use. Who doesn't like a well moisture lips and flashing smile? Be camera ready at all time.

d) Ylang Ylang essential oil. Well, it helps me with my anxiety and stress - perfect for on-the-go mum. Could be used along a diffuser for a nice spa feel at home or mix it with carrier oil as massage oil. Do not use it directly on skin.

e) Eucalyptus essential oil. Great to have at home, a solution to cold, flu.

Here is a BLENDING GUIDE for essential oil:
For normal skin:
10 drops essential oil per 20 ml carrier oil (Argan or others)

For sensitive skin & for use during pregnancy:
5 drops essential oil per 20 ml carrier oil

For very sensitive skin, children & babies:
Use just 1 drop essential oil per 10 ml carrier oil


Some snippets of the products:

Luxurious Rosehips Face & Body Oil RM56.00
It’s rich in the essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid (or omega-6), as well as linolenic acid (or omega-3), which not only treat and repair scar and damaged skin, possible treatment for facial rosacea, hydrate dry skin, also prevent and protect sensitive skin against eczema. Smoothen fine lines, wrinkles and even up your skin tone.

INGREDIENTS
Rose Hip Seed Oil, Avocado OIl, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Rose Geranium Oil


Certified Organic Argan Oil RM98.00
This rare and exquisite oil is meticulously pressed from the fruit kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree. Argan oil is rich in natural tocopherols (vitamin E) and phenols, carotenes, squalene and fatty acids, making it a truly luxurious oil. Argan oil absorbs quickly and is often used in skin, nail and hair treatments to deliver deep hydration, strengthen brittle hair and nails, and prevent/reduce stretch marks.
My must have - LOVING IT!!
Use it direct on skin or blend it with essential oil as massage oil.
Suke Quto Anti-Cellulite Organic Coffee Scrub RM38.00
Ingredients: Organic Suke Quto Coffee Grounds, French Sea Salt, Avocado Oil, Essential Oil
Smell: Peppermint and coffee


YLANG YLANG Pure Essential Oil RM59.00
Helps with anxiety, tension, shock, fear, panic, rapid breathing or heartbeat, physical exhaustion, insomnia, depression and stress. Its aphrodisiac qualities is useful for impotence and frigidity.

EUCALYPTUS Pure Essential Oil RM35.00
Effective for headaches, fevers, muscular aches and pains. Helps with coughs, asthma, throat infections, sinusitis and catarrhal conditions, soothes inflammation and eases mucus, clears stuffiness of colds and hay fever. In skin care, used for burns, blisters, herpes, cuts, wounds, skin infections and insect bites. Boost the immune system and is helpful for chicken pox, colds, flu and measles.
CAUTION People with high blood pressure and epilepsy should avoid it. Excessive use of this oil may cause headaches



At Claire, it's all 100% chemical free, and most of the products are even safe for baby use.

All Natural Handcrafted Skin & Body Care

Where to Get This?

Visit Claire Online Shop now!
http://goo.gl/t22q1W

View Claire products gallery here:

Shop Here: Organic Body Care
http://goo.gl/GGVt7F

Shop Here: Artisan Natural Handmade Soap
http://goo.gl/t0wQE0

Shop Here: Therapeutic Essential Oil
http://goo.gl/YB7aFo

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Store Locations:

Official Outlets:

Publika
UG floor (same floor as Ben's grocer)
Lot PC6C (in front of home's harmony)
Publika, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 KL
Open daily: 10am - 10pm

大门 Da:men, USJ
Lot G-34B, Ground Floor
Da:men Shopping Mall, 1, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 1, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor
(Near Starbucks and main entrance)
Open daily: 10am - 10pm

IOI City Mall
Lot LG-C54, LG Floor (Near Maybank)
IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya
Open daily: 10am - 10pm


Premium Outlets:

KLCC
- Isetan, 2nd Floor (near household department)

The Gardens
- Robinsons, 2nd Floor (near children department)

1 Utama
- Opika Organic Market & Restaurant, LG Old Wing, Food Street (near SenQ)
Address: Bandar Utama LG105-LG106, Lower Ground Floor, One Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: +603 7732 2581

Kuching, Sarawak
- Miracolo, Green Heights Mall (Cold Storage), Kuching
Address: 129, Lorong Lapangan Terbang, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel: +6012 682 6895

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For Enquiries:
(Mon-Fri/ 9:00am-5:00pm)

✉ claireorganics@gmail.com
☎ +6012.291.2138
🎪 whatsapp/ line/ wechat

Facebook/ Intagram/ Twitter
@claireorganics
#claireorganics


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mentos Unlocks the X-Power in You Contest


In collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel, MENTOS is running a contest for the up-coming X-Men Apocalypse movie, offering exclusive X-Men prizes and cash prizes worth more than RM50,000. The contest phase began on 1 May 2016 and will run until 19 June 2016.

With a purchase of RM5 and above in a single receipt, Malaysian customers can participate in the Mentos Unlocks the X-Power in You contest by answering the given questions correctly and sending the answers alongside their details via Whatsapp or MMS, or through their contest website.

Winners are judged based on the highest number of correct answers during the contest period, and the original receipts will be required to collect the prizes.

Every week, 20 participants will win exclusive X-Men toiletry bag and T-Shirts worth RM 170, while the grand prize is an exclusive X-Men apocalypse Keyboard Laser, with a trolley bag, T-shirt, RM5,000 in cash and one year’s supply of Mentos.

For more details, visit www.mentosxpowercontest.com or drop them a message at
https://www.facebook.com/mentosmalaysia/.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Reuse and recycle begins at home

You know your parenting style works when the words from your kids get back to you one day.

"Mummy,  keep walking. You can't buy this dress.  Remember you still have lots at home. You need to sell those before you get new one". @@ when you introduce the concept of reuse and preloved since young with their dresses and toys. So I adhere..

"Mummy, next time when you pack your food, do bring your container, no polestrene. And when you go shopping,  bring reusable bag. When they give you plastic bag must say no". This is after taken pasar malam food at home and got lectured@@

Walk the talk mummy.  Guess I had to start doing it. Fun parenting begins at home. They "watched" silently... lol

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dorsett Grand Subang Weekend Kid’s Stay and Dine for Free!

When the kids exclaimed "Wow" upon entering this hotel room, you will for surely want to check this out! He may love the comfy bed, excited over the kids stuff, and I am particularly loving the cute panda turquoise backpack. Not to mention the cute soft teddy that comes with it. The kids love it too.. and that's why the bears lands to their custody.
Believe it or not, YES.. it comes FOC if you take the kids stay and dine free weekend package.
One set of the teddy that comes with kids toothbrush, kids room slipper, teddy and backpack.
(Alternatively RM40 for additional set - multiply if you have more kids and if they doesn't share their toys... :P)


First foremost thanks to Phyllis and Kelly in making a great arrangement for me and my family to a weekend getaway. An awesome pre-planned itinerary so that we could just follow and the free time in between enable me to take much naps (well - more than a nap - my zillionth most needed sleep).
And loving the details on the welcome card.



At RM298.00 net per room per day, families can enjoy a weekend in this Deluxe room with breakfast and free goodies for the kids (below 12 years old). The extra bed is included. Best of all - check out is at 4pm!



And look at the boss. Loving the bathrobe. And not forgetting the kids slipper too.



Some of the fine touches for the kids - rubber ducky at the bath tub, 2 plastic drinking cup for the kids, and coloring tools to get them busy. The sharp edges are well covered as safety measure for younger kids - didn't aware I did not take any photo - kids grown up and didn't pay attention to it. ;P


Bath Tub - love the fact that you can watch the kids from the glass panel. Both are growing up too fast - and we miss those old days naked picture of theirs. And... how I miss them being in the bath tub togehter and not fighting over who can play in the tub for longer time.



We proceed to the Cupcake Decorating at Café Aroma. For group booking of more than 5 families, Dorsett Grand Subang can arrange group families activities such as Cupcake decorating at RM30.00 nett per person (minimum 10 kids) and more to make your weekend a spectacular one!



I am pretty alert during the meals though. Jaden was "questioning" as he is waiting for me most of the time to eat as he wants to go to swim. After 2 hour sitting in the restaurant, he say "Mummy why usually you just take a lil food, and now you aren't stop eating?"... Today let me indulge.. it's holiday. It's really great to take advantage of no-cooking day or home-kitchen-close-day.

Dear hubby - we should do this more often during weekend. ;) He would definitely say yes - as happy wife happy family. (Bahahaha)

Here at Terazza Brasserie. It offers Barbeque Delight buffet option at RM115.00nett per person, and the children are entitled to dine at the buffet for FREE as part of the Kids Stay and Dine for Free offer!!




The Next day breakfast at Terazza Brasserie too. Love porridge the most, others standard breakfast menu. Love the hash brown too.

Loving the daddy and kids moment. Teaching both on how coffee machine works while giving me more time to eat. (Did I just say I eat again?" Yes I did
The kids took a swim after their morning breakfast. Kids pool is lovely.

During this coming school holidays, a kids playroom is setup as an entertainment for the kids. There are kids friendly movies with comfy chairs, lego building station - mega blocks for younger kids and coloring with Faber Castell.

For fun and learning outside the hotel, you may visit concierge desk for discount ticket for Kidzania. These tickets can be used anytime during or after your stay.


They are going to allocate bigger room for the kids playroom in future too.
On Sunday, before checking out, do make reservations at The Emperor to enjoy the family Dim Sum Brunch, from 10.30am to 2.30pm. While the children play at the kids corner outside the restaurant (in which they have activities such as colouring with Faber Castell and a kid's playset), parents can relax and end the weekend feasting on all Dim Sum Delights available, priced at RM78.00 net per person.

Selection of yummy dim sum

Some of the yummy hot food. The duck soup with salted vegetable and tofu is a must try as each of us took 2 bowl each. Prawn is good too.

More desserts - bottom right is jelly made of flowers.
On a last note, the hotel offers a kids friendly stay. The room service is pretty fast if you happen to need anything. It's a great weekend stay if you wanted a weekend getaway but doesn't want to travel afar. This hotel is near to Subang Parade if you want to go for a movie or shopping.
Food is good for both restaurant that we tried in the hotel. Pool is nice.

You may not find any other place around the hotel to wander, but there is live band at Piano Lounge for that sit back and relaxing moment after dinner.  

Do check out the flyer of the promotion here:



Should you be interested to enroll to Dorsett Prestige Club:
You can find the information on their page here

Group photo with Phyllis, Kelly and 3 family bloggers.
Where Is This?
DORSETT GRAND SUBANG

Address:
Jalan SS12/1,
Subang Jaya 47500, Malaysia

Email:
info.subang@dorsetthotels.com

Telephone:
+603 5031 6060     



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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Are you at a hard stage of your life? You are not alone. Love your life & live life to the fullest!

Here is my clinging koala. He often says mum. .I want to hug you forever and ever. And I know I had to appreciate this Lil emo moment before he got a girlfriend of his own. 😆😆😆
Good weekend parents! 
Love your life and live your life fullest. 
This stage of life. It’s hard, you guys.
I’m talking right now to you moms who are in your early to mid 30’s. You have kids. Likely two, three, maybe four of them. They probably range in age from newborns to  7 or 8 year-olds. (Give or take a few, on all of the above mentioned stats).
In this stage of life, you are dealing with exhaustion. Mental, physical, and emotional.
In this stage of life, you are dealing with teething. With ear infections. With stomach viruses. You are juggling nap schedules, and feeding schedules and soccer schedules. A million balls you are juggling, and you probably feel like you are dropping most of them.
In this stage of life, you are dealing with guilt. Guilt over having a career, and not spending enough time with your kids, or guilt over staying home with your kids, and not doing enough to contribute financially. Guilt over being too harsh with your kids. Too lenient. Guilt that your house is clean, but your kids were ignored, or guilt that you enjoyed your children all day, and now your husband is coming home to filth. Guilt.
In this stage of life, you are bombarded daily with a whole host of decisions. Some of them life-changing, some of them not. None of them with clear cut answers. Do I vaccinate my kids? Do I not? Do I send them to public school? Homeschool? Charter school? Do I continue to breastfeed? Do I blow the budget so that I can buy all organic? Do I force my child to apologize, even though the apology will be insincere? You don’t know the answers to ANYTHING, but you feel constant pressure to figure out EVERYTHING.
This stage of life is less and less about watching your friends get married and have babies, and more and more about standing by and witnessing your friends struggle in their marriage, and even get divorced. It’s a stage where you’ve got to put in the time and the effort and the work and the energy to make sure your OWN marriage stays healthy. And that’s good, but it’s hard, too.   At this point, you or someone you know has experienced infertility. Miscarriages. Loss of a child.
It’s a stage where you are buying houses, selling houses, remodeling houses, packing up houses. And then you do it all again a few years later.
It’s a stage where your hormones are all of of whack. I mean, you’ve basically been pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding for the last ten years, right?
It’s a stage where you are struggling with identity. Is my entire identity “mommy”? Is there anything even left of me that isn’t about mothering? Is there something more glamorous I could have/should have done with my life? I LOOK like a mom now, don’t I? I totally do.
It’s a stage where you are on a constant quest for balance, and can never find it.
It’s a stage of life where you are overloaded. Constantly. You are overloaded with questions. Your children never stop asking them. You are overloaded with touch. Someone is constantly wanting to be held, holding on to you, hanging on you, touching you. You are overloaded with to-do’s. There is so much to do. It never ends. You are overloaded with worry. You are overloaded with THINGS. Your kids have way too many toys. You are overloaded with activities. You are overloaded with THOUGHTS (thoughts about how to not be so overloaded, perhaps?).
It’s hard.
So….what do you need to do to survive it all?
You need to ask for help.
You need to accept help when it’s given.
You need to not neglect your marriage. You need to put your kids down for bed early. Sit outside on the back porch with your husband, drink a glass of wine, and have a conversation.
You need girlfriends.
You need your mom.
You need older friends, who have been there and done that. Who can reassure you that you AREN’T screwing it all up as badly as you think you are.
You need to not feel bad about using your kids nap time every now and again to just do whatever the heck you want.
You need to lower your expectations….then probably lower them again.
You need to simplify.  Simplify every single part of your life, as much as it can be simplified.
You need to learn how to say “no”.
You need to practice contentment
You need to be ok leaving your kids overnight, and going away somewhere. Anywhere.
You need to do something you enjoy, every day, even if it’s for no more than 15 minutes.
You need to pray. Girl, you need to pray.
You need a coffee you love, a wine you love, and a bubble bath that you love.
Finally, and maybe most importantly, you need to remember that…..
….this stage of life is beautiful, too. Like, really really beautiful. This is the stage of life where every single older person you ever meet tells you, “you’re going to miss this”. And you already know it’s true. It’s the stage where your kids love you more than they are EVER going to love you again, for the whole rest of your life. It’s the stage where they can fit their entire selves into your lap to snuggle…and they want to. It’s the stage where their biggest problems ARE ear infections and teething and stomach viruses, and you’re not having to deal yet with things like broken hearts or addiction or bullying. It’s the stage where you are learning to love your spouse in an entirely different….harder…..better…. way. The stage where you are learning together, being stretched together, shedding your selfishness together, and TRULY being made into “one”. It’s the stage where you get to see Christmas, Halloween and the Fourth of July through your kids eyes, and it’s so much more fun and magical than it would be just through your own eyes. It’s the stage where you get to watch your parents be grandparents…and they’re really good at it. It’s the stage of life filled with field trips, class parties, costumes, swim lessons, bubble baths, dance parties, loose teeth, and first steps. And those things are so fun. It’s the stage where you are young enough to have fun, and old enough to have obtained at least SOME wisdom. It’s SUCH a great stage.
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It's hard,  but to me it's possible. You just had to have a WANT attitude. Happy parenting! 
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Seven Seas #DontWorryMom campaign in supporting #FreeCanteen, a project initiated by Syed Azmi in 2015


Thanks Seven Seas for supporting Feed A Child Campaign.
One of the priorities at Seven Seas is ensuring the health of your little ones. We understand and identify with parents on the challenges of parenthood, and know only too well the many worries that come along with the job – from whether your child is getting enough sleep and play time, to making sure they eat a healthy balanced diet. But ensuring that your child receives sufficient nutrients can be tough.

This is why we have made it our business at Seven Seas to share with parents the worries of raising a child. Our dedication to your child’s health is firmly backed by over 80 years of experience and a responsibility to bring the highest quality of nutritional supplements that best supports your child’s nutritional needs.

At the core of the Seven Seas philosophy is the belief that a healthy life begins with great nutrition. In line with these beliefs and our continued efforts to alleviate parenting worries, Seven Seas is launching the Seven Seas #DontWorryMom Campaign which is aimed at promoting better health and nutrition for kids. Because worrying less means that you stay young and active for your family longer.

·         Studies have found that undernutrition and unhealthy dietary practices are still prevalent among children in Malaysia.

·         A study published in 2013 on Survey of Malaysian Children, which studied the nutritional status and dietary intake of children aged between six months and 12 years, found that 4.4% of the 3,542 sample population had a deficiency of iron and Vitamin A.

·         In another study it was found that the groups found to have the lowest intakes for most nutrients and the highest percentages that did not meet energy or nutrient recommendations, were actually pre-schoolers (4-7 years old) and school aged children (7-10 years old) from the lower income group.

With that said, as part of the campaign, Seven Seas has pledged to contribute RM1 from every unit of Seven Seas Kids products sold between 1 April to 30 June 2016, to support the #FreeCanteen programme, providing free meals to approximately 6,000 underprivileged school kids.  

The #FreeCanteen programme is an ongoing initiative by Syed Azmi Alhabshi to provide free meals during recess to underprivileged kids while at the same time, educating them on the value of a good, nutritious meal and the benefits it can bring to their general health and well-being. The programme is also a good opportunity for members of the public to get involved in a worthy charity project.
Schools are chosen by the public through Syed Azmi’s Facebook page whereby the public will be invited to suggest schools for the programme. Schools are then shortlisted based on the percentage of kids receiving aid from The Supplementary Food Programme (Rancangan Makanan Tambahan), a programme initiated by the Ministry of Education (MoE) Malaysia. 
The meals, which have been paid for in advance, are provided by the school canteen and distributed by the team of volunteers to all students during recess hours. When the kids break for recess, Syed Azmi welcomes them and gives a brief introduction. He tells them that with a good meal, they will be able to stay in school and learn more. He prompts them to say thank you to the people who have made this possible

In line with the #DontWorryMom campaign, Seven Seas has also launched a first-ever short web film, which shares the heart-warming story of Sara and her mother, the journey and worries of raising a child, and the power of unconditional love. The video can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/bwkfRbu8L94


Through the video, we are pleased to show our support for all mothers out there through the hashtag #DontWorryMom.
Seven Sea’s now is pledging to set aside RM1 from every unit of Seven Sea’s Kids products sold to provide recess meals to underprivileged children in selected schools.

Dreams do Comes true

Do Check out more at Seven Seas on launching of the campaign too.

(2nd from left) Mr Richard Lee, General Manager of Merck Consumer Health Division, Malaysia together with (far left) Ms Amber Chia; (3rd from left) En Syed Azmi Alhabshi, Charity Partner; (2nd from right) Puan Siti Izura Idris and (right) Mdm Racheal Chan at the launch of the Seven Seas #DontWorryMom Campaign




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Hot Mama Pageant happening in Klang Parade in conjunction of Mother's Day

Hot Mamas Unite! In Celebration of a Multifaceted Motherhood

Klang, 8 May 2016 – This Mother’s Day, Klang Parade played host to a brand new contest
that celebrates diversity in women and venerates mothers of all ages. The finale for the “Hot
Mama” Contest witnessed eleven stunning mothers showcasing their talents on stage, rocking
out in elegant gowns and trendy sportswear, then answering some very serious questions
about motherhood and what that means to them. The ultimate winner of the day was Lam
Pooi Leng, who was crowned by the celebrity judge and Malaysia’s very own top
supermodel, Amber Chia.



My Favourite contestant - confident brings her victory. Congrats Pooi Leng!
Motherhood does not spell the end of ambition for women, and this is why Klang Parade was
set to smash that convention this year, dispelling the notion that mothers can only be seen as
meek, modest, and domestic, through its Hot Mama Contest.

2016 is the year mothers bring sexy back onto Klang Parade’s stage, where charming, charismatic, and confident matriarchs are honoured on stage in conjunction with Mother’s Day. The highly anticipated contest kicked-off at Klang Parade on Saturday, 7 May, where semi-finalists who were selected from a pool of participants competed for a spot at the grand finals on Sunday, 8 May. Opened to all mothers above the age of 21, the contest offers a platform for women to showcase their
talents on stage, proving that motherhood simply enriches their lives, never once withholding
their dreams and ambitions.

“This was why we were ecstatic when Amber Chia agreed to do this with us,” comments
Intan Yusnita, Group Advertising & Promotions Manager. “Who better to judge our Hot
Mama Contest than Malaysia’s hottest mama?”

Alongside Amber Chia were two other judges, Cherrise Tan, owner of KEY The School of
Etiquette & Image, and Jazel Lim, model and social media influencer. Hosting the
programme was none other than the charming Gary Yap, who had the dual responsibility of
charming the gathering crowd at Klang Parade’s Main Court, while delivering tough
questions to the participants during the Q&A segment.

One of my favourite contestant. Not able to bag any prize home, would love to see her gaining more confident on stage - so close yet so far. We are praying that you would have more to say for the questions dear.

Mother's Day games for audience
Contestants
Great talent - hand paint and love this

Ultimately, it was Lam Pooi Leng who was crowned champion as she inspired confidence to
the judges with her walk, amazed audiences with her talent, and wowed everyone with her
responses. Miki Lim Be Ching came in at a close second, while Viki Lim Bee Lian was
crowned second runner-up. More than RM30,000 worth of prizes were given out that day to
all the winners, and many of these were generous contributions by the event’s sponsors, such
as Amber Chia Academy, KEY The School of Etiquette and Image, and Gintell.

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