Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Travel blogger to Tourism Pahang

There is a few tourism trip this year, it's quite exciting as many places. It's time to go Resorts World Genting this weekend, but it's not going to be as I need to fetch son to tuition. Who needs a break from job and also other duties like mommy duties? Many of her friends has go for tourism trip but not her as it takes a few days to go. There's duty for her to fetch kids which will clashed the time.

Talking about tuition, he is almost finished his tuition BM, 6.30pm. It's 5km away from home, it depends on the traffic jam to go there. Sometimes I waited in the car for 20minutes though I reach on time or before that. My wife sometimes waited 30minutes in car. He is not having tuition on Monday and Tuesday so it's good news as sometimes his mom can go for travel or events.

Everyone needs a break and it depend so how you spend it. How would you spend it if you have time off? My passport, my wife passport and my son's passport all have expired. Our last trip using the passport was to Singapore, cannot believe that it's been five years. She was then pregnant few months.

Do you think travel for vacation where is cheaper? In Malaysia or overseas?





Sunday, August 14, 2016

Son sxhool trip to Melaka

Last Saturday my son has followed his school Melaka. There are 4 buses from school to go visit and he told me his bus is no.4 but actually is no.2. Each bus has three school teachers and a tour guide in the bus. It is almost two hours journey to go from subang jaya to there.

He took RM60 to go and came home with some snacks he bought and souvenirs for his mom and little brother. Good thing he got them remembered as his brother been asking for him since morning.

Sean bought a fan for his mom. A lego toy for his little brother and a swag cap for himself.
The bus reached school 7pm and his bus was the first to arrive.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Majlis Rumah Terbuka Raya MYDIN USJ 2016 #GirangSyawalTiba

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir and Batin! #GirangSyawalTiba this year at MYDIN USJ MALL, Subang Jaya. Thank you MYDIN for inviting me to the Raya Open House on Friday night.

Every year, there are lucky draw sessions awaiting lucky shoppers to win. They are many prizes on the stage and hampers also goodies bag to giveaway. You can see the photo below, it's evening and everyone is relaxing at the benches.


Main stage where lucky draws and performances held in the night
Many people awaiting 8pm for the food kioks to open for public
at 8pm, public can queue to enjoy the food kioks - photo credit to Facebook MYDIN Malaysia
Variety of food can be find at the food kiosk in the night namely nasi hujan panas, lemang, nasi impit, rendang, ketupat, kambing golek, satay and kuih muih. About 20 food kioks that give you to eat for FREE. The food for the night is from Industri Kecil Sederhana (IKS) like Sanabil Roti Bom, Fatihah Frozen and Beras Juara that are same age as MYDIN USJ. 

This year is the 10th Anniversary of MYDIN USJ, Subang Jaya as the first hypermarket of MYDIN. MYDIN Mall is a family friendly shopping malls where family can shop for loved ones from head to toe. Many choices of clothes, home decoration, food, snacks, stationary, bags, kids school bags, etc.

We like shopping at MYDIN Mall, school bags are affordable and my son has used trolley school bags of MYDIN for many years from Standard One to Standard Three.

Majlis Rumah Terbuka Raya MYDIN welcome 30 orphan from Rumah Amal Limpahan Kaish, Puchong, Selangor. Besides that two speakers of the night are Nor Azzura and Rienna Hassim (Pengacara Program Wanita Hari Ini). Five local artists like Tia Jimbara, Jimmy Screen, Nadia AF, Wani Mentor and Lan Kristal. Fun activities like lucky draw, quiz, fire works for the children to play, clowns and Stilt Walker, dance performances and singing performance on stage that keeps everyone entertained in the night.

speaker of the night Nor Azzura, another is Riena Hassim (Pengacara Program Wanita Hari Ini) - photo credit to Facebook MYDIN Malaysia
Five main prizes for the lucky draw at Raya Open House at MYDIN USJ are following,
Sharp 50" Full HD LED TV, Sharp Fridge 360 litres, Sharp 32" LED TV, Sharp Fridge 170 litres and Sharp Washer 7kg. Lots of attractive prizes awaiting the shoppers on the Friday night lucky draws. The lucky shopper get to win and bring home their prizes Lucky shopper just need to spend a minimum of RM80 in a single receipt and submission the entry form together at the information counter at MYDIN USJ Mall from 23 July 2016. The entries closed at 7pm on 29 July 2016, where the night that lucky shoppers will win! 

congratulations to lucky shoppers of the night - photo credit to Facebook MYDIN Malaysia
The lucky draw session for Lucky Draw 1 - 9pm, Lucky Draw 2 -9.30pm, Lucky Draw 3 - 10.10pm, Lucky Draw 4 - 10.40pm and last session of Lucky Draw 5 at 11.10pm. It's worth waiting to know who are the lucky shoppers for the night. Congratulations to winners.
30 orphan from Rumah Amal Limpahan Kasih, Puchong, Selangor -photo credit to Facebook MYDIN Malaysia
30 orphan from Rumah Amal Limpahan Kaish, Puchong, Selangor. They received duit raya and goodies bag from MYDIN MALL USJ.

30 orphan from Rumah Amal Limpahan Kaish, Puchong, Selangor. They received duit raya and goodies bag from MYDIN MALL USJ.
Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ), Ibu Pejabat Polish Daerah Subang Jaya (IPD), Jabatan Bomba and Penyelamat Malaysia Subang Jaya and suppliers are invited for the event for the night. Media and bloggers too are welcome to attend the Majlis Rumah Terbuka MYDIN USJ, Subang Jaya.

It's a wonderful night as the events at at 11.30pm.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Double tuition on this Saturday

Good morning, it's sunny Saturday morning. My Sean has got double tuition today, one is BM another is BC. The Malay and Chinese language today for this morning, it would be just BC as usual but tuition teacher BM decided to give extra class for him and other classmates. It's good as they didn't ask for extra fee and willing to teach more.

It's first time that he has two tuition in a Saturday, usual just one subject. He not quite sure for BC later as there will be a test which need them to do. It will be three tasks for the test and only one that teacher inform them on what to revision.

This afternoon, wifey has got an event to attend so she will needs to waze to go as not familiar of the place. There's other event on next Monday but she says not going for it as she is not free and it's far away.

Say have anyone been to Legoland Malaysia? Myself and kids have not go before but my wife yes, you can visit her blog to view on Legoland Hotel and upcoming new ride in November. You can also follow her facebook fan page to see more photos and other. Both my sons love Lego toys, they cannot have enough of it, they enjoy playtime together. Hopefully someday we can plan for a family vacation there, I am sure everyone will enjoy the water park and theme park.





Friday, June 3, 2016

New Research Shows Positive Role of Omega 3 and Medium-chain Triglycerides (MCTs) For On Brain Health

Professor Shirasawa  from the Department of Ageing Control Medicine, Juntendo University with newly launched "Food For The Braina health and recipe book to promote brain health in reducing effects of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease.


New research from a Japanese anti-ageing expert indicates that Omega 3 and Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) consumption is key to promote brain health, playing a role in delaying the onset and severity of degenerative diseases such as dementia.

In 2015, there were 2.8 million senior citizens (aged 60 and above) or 9 per cent out of 31 million Malaysia’s population. By the year 2050, it is expected that Malaysia will have 40.7 million citizens with 23.5% of the population being senior citizen. Without ample planning, the burden on health care services and families caring for up to four or more senior citizens will be heavy.

Currently, 1.4 out 10 Malaysian adults aged 60 and above suffer from dementia. The incidence of dementia rises to 22.7% among those 75 years and above.

Dementia is not a specific disease. However, it is a broad term to describe a wide range of symptoms related with a decline in memory or thinking skills that it is serious enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.
 Ms Yuliana Zhang, ­Nutritionist and Workplace Health Consultant, MyKenzen, Professor Shirasawa  from the Department of Ageing Control Medicine, Juntendo University and Ms. Daniela Shiga from Juntendo University at the media briefing on Positive Role of Omega 3 and Medium-chain Triglycerides (MCTs)  For On Brain Health
Professor Takuji Shirasawa from the Department of Ageing Control Medicine, Juntendo University, shared these findings on anti-ageing, and implementing anti-ageing research findings into the Malaysian diet at the Nutrition Society of Malaysia’s 31st Annual Scientific Conference on June 1, 2016.

Among all nutrients studied by scientists for past two decades, Omega 3 and Medium-chain triglycerides are among the most promising to prevent, delay or mitigate age-related diseases, especially dementia.
With a growing ageing population and longer life expectancy, Professor Shirasawa recommends that nutrition is not only to prevent or mitigate non-communicable diseases. Instead, nutrition should also improve the quality of life of the senior citizens and limit the burden of age-related diseases.

"Nursing is the main cost for families who need to look after seniors with dementia. For example, the nursing cost for Alzheimer care in 2030 in the United States of America will be higher than Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015," said Professor Shirasawa.


Professor Shirasawa is one of Japan’s top specialist in preventive medicine for ageing and has written over 260 books becoming among the most popular published doctor in Japan.


In view of Malaysia’s rapidly ageing population, he has written a health book with nutritionally tested localised recipes specifically to address the need for more Omega 3 and MCT in the diet.


Food For The Brain, will be available through Popular Bookstores, nationwide in August 2016. Recipes have been developed with local tastes in mind, and the nutritional content has been vetted by nutritionists at MyKenzen.


“Our studies have shown that nutrition strategies incorporating Omega 3 and Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) elicit improvements in promoting brain health that lead to extended happy and healthy years. Food For The Brain is developed to provide more information on the required quantity of Omega 3 and MCT intake through local dishes,” said Professor Shirasawa.

In his recent research, Professor Shirasawa concludes that to build a healthier ageing nation, we should revisit the current food pyramid with more emphasize on Omega 3 and MCTs consumption.
The Inaccurate Food Pyramid

The food pyramid which was introduced in the 80’s is the biggest misconception. The pyramid promoted an excess intake of carbohydrates and heavily used refined carbohydrates. As a result, all types of fats have been demonized for many years and push the food industry to substitute fats with sugars.

“The food pyramid has created a culture of unhealthily high carbohydrate intake and a world addiction to sugar. The negative consequences of the application of the food pyramid on public health is incalculable,” explained Professor Shirasawa.

“The introduction of the food pyramid has reduced the percentage of fats among US citizens from 43% to 33%. Ironically, in the 60s, only 1 in 100 Americans had type 2 diabetes, now it is 1 in 10 people. Meanwhile, 1 in 7 Americans were obese in the 60s and now, it is 1 in 3 people. These figures imply that the Food Pyramid was inefficient, and that no-fat and low-fat diets are damaging,” added Professor Shirasawa.
In 2009, researchers concluded that high-fat diets outperformed low-fat diets when it comes to weight loss, as well as when it comes to lowering heart diseases risks, diabetes, inflammation and hypertension.

“For the general population who decrease the ratio of carbs, cut out sugars, eat more fruits and vegetables as well as increase the ratio of fats, within the limit of their daily calorie needs, are healthier and tend to manage their weight better,” said Professor Shirasawa.

Omega 3
Omega 3 is a type of fat found in cell membranes. It is made in our bodies, but in a very slow pace, so we mostly obtain Omega 3 from our diet. Oily fish, for example mackerel, tuna, and salmon, have especially high levels of Omega 3.

“It has been largely demonstrated that Omega 3 is protective on heart and the cardio-vascular system. As such, Omega 3 plays a key role in the prevention, delay and mitigation of age-related disease,” Professor Shirasawa said.


Professor Shirasawa recommended that 250 to 500 mg of Omega 3 DHA-EPA intake per day to promote brain health. The best source of Omega 3 can be found in fatty fish such as sardines, tuna and salmon.

“Besides Omega 3, a clear anti-ageing best practice is to use proper oils and fats in the local general population diet. The first step is to reduce significantly Omega 6 (commonly found in cooking oils and fried foods). The second step is to use local oils and fats with anti-ageing properties,” said Professor Shirasawa.


Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) 

MCTs refer to the way the carbon atoms are arranged in their chemical structure. MCTs is a natural source of dietary fat and are abundant in coconut oil. Coconut oil contains 55 percent MCTs while 45 percent of MCTs can be found in coconut milk fats.

“When our brain is not able to store energy, it requires a constant stream of blood glucose. In this situation, the liver is able to break down stored body fat to produce ketones. Ketones can readily cross the blood-brain barrier to provide instant energy to the brain. The MCT in coconut oil is able to raise blood levels of ketones,” said Professor Shirasawa.

Professor Shirasawa recommended general intake of 60ml of coconut oil or coconut milk daily. For Alzheimer and dementia patients, 120ml daily may help in improving the condition.

“It is time for us to take more proactive steps to promote a healthier brain in our golden years. We may think that we are still young when we are in 30’s and 40’s, however, the call for action is now. Healthier and happier golden years can be achieved by adopting dietary change and staying active” he said in closing.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Paramount Property’s First Retail Centre Utropolis Marketplace Opens Petaling

Paramount Property, the property development arm of Paramount Corporation Berhad (Paramount) today opened the doors to its first retail centre, Utropolis Marketplace, bringing to reality the fourth critical component of its first university metropolis, Paramount Utropolis.

Paramount Utropolis is a 21.7-acre township in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, anchored by the 10-acre flagship campus of KDU University College (KDU UC) which opened its doors in January 2015. The other core components of the university metropolis consist of residential, commercial and retail elements which together, bring to life Paramount Utropolis’ promise of being an integrated, seamless live-and-learn, work-and-play environment. The first of the residential components, comprising Utropolis Suites serviced apartments, were handed over to purchasers in December 2015. The commercial component, comprising SOHO’s, is currently under construction.

Speaking at the launch, Paramount’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Chew said, “The opening of Utropolis Marketplace is significant in that it is Paramount Property’s first retail offering, and marks a major milestone in the development of our unique university metropolis concept. This university metropolis concept is the realisation of our strength-through-synergy business strategy of locating our two businesses of Paramount Property and Paramount Education in one location.”

Utropolis Marketplace is a two-storey retail centre, with over 110,000 sq ft in nett lettable space. The opening of the centre on 27 May, 2016 was marked by the opening of SAM’s Groceria, a premium Malaysian grocer. SAM’s Groceria occupies 27,000 sq ft of ground floor space. You can click on the link to read about the SAM's Groceria.

KDU UC community along with that of residents and employees of the nearby Glenmarie neighbourhood.
Speaking at the opening of SAM’s Groceria also on the same day, its Managing Director, Datuk Wira (Dr) Haji Ameer Ali bin Mydin said, “We are pleased to be opening our first outlet which is catered to the communities in Shah Alam. At SAM’s Groceria Utropolis, customers can expect unparalleled shopping experience alongside a wide selection of both local and imported products.”

Utropolis Marketplace will also engage the Shah Alam community with an exciting series of events.
Kicking off its list of events is U Challenge Boulder-climbing competition, taking place on 29 May 2016, Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, kindly log on to uchallenge.eventbrite.com or contact 03-5021 7847.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

AQUARIA KLCC: BLOGGERS JAW-SOME DAY 2016

If you are in Malaysia, most of you might have been to KLCC. Do you know there's Aquaria KLCC at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It's an ocean of discovery where you can discover, learn and experience. Thanks to AQUARIA KLCC for holding the Bloggers JAW-SOME Day 2016, we enjoy ourselves from start to the enjoy of the session. 

My children are excited as they will be seeing many kind of marine life in Aquaria KLCC. 

Bloggers awaiting in the grouper hall (mph) this is where bloggers gather together. 

Do you know that Aquaria KLCC has comes up with a few packages for children, adults, couple and qualified divers? One of the packages is suitable for children which is sleep with sharks. I am sure this is not only the children's dream but adult's dream too. I didn't know they have this, and this is their signature programme for children. 

Well I'll tell you little more about the packages later. Let's see the photos on the day, some photos only as they are many more on the photo album. 

On the event we have a guided tour for 45 minutes, yeah a tour guide for bloggers from Aquaria KLCC. This is where we get the chance to ask questions about our curiousity on the animals and exhibits. 

Gene pool, starfish and other marine life 
Just to let you know the photos are not according to the map of Aquaria KLCC. I am just posting some random photos of it. 

According to the map, we first go to Level 1, where we get to evolution zone of piranha tank, gene pool, electric zone. Then to the stream, where there is riverbank jungle and an Asian small-clawed otters. Then shipwreck, for the Tales Of The Ocean, Coral Walk, Coral Discovery. 

Level 2, is where are in the flooded forest, freshwater journey, then to the coast to see mudflats, Coastal Nursery, Mangrove, and Coastal. An living ocean not to be missed by anyone, Shark's Den, Giant Shovelnose Ray Corner, Cage Rage Experience, Royal Hanoi Shipwreck, Reel Fish Resort, Hard Coral Focus Point, Amazing Schooling Fish, Living Ocean Facts, Grouper Hideout, Sea Turtle Pitstop, Giant Pacific Octopus, aquatheatre. 

The aquatheatre is not to be missed as you can see the feeding session. 
Their professional divers will be feed the fishes and invertebrates daily. 
Refer below for the feeding time:
Level 1
Gene pool 10.45am
Asian small-clawed otters - 11.15am / 4.30pm
Piranha Tank - 4pm 

Level 2
Giant Pacific Octopus - 11.30am
Aquatheatre 12 noon - a varitety of Aquatic animals
Aquateatre 12.30pm - Flying rays
WW Tanks - 1pm - A variety of Aquatic animals
Aquatheatre 3pm - A variety of Aquatic animals
Aquatreathre - 3.30pm - Flying Rays
Freshwater journey 5.30pm
Coastal Nursery 5.45pm

Special below which is only on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Aquatheatre - surface feeding
Flooded forest 2.30pm
Aquatreatre 3pm - sharks



It was our happy and luckiest moment to be watching the diver to feed the marines.



Oh look who is excited to be almost closed up with the diver.


Flying ray resting 

There are a game on the event, 3 bloggers get to touch and feel what's in the three boxes contained.
Yeah they are live animals in the box, that you need guess it correctly.
Are you dare to take up the challenge?
Three bloggers that take up the challenge to guess what's in the box, each of them win a goodie bag at the end of event. 



Alright back to the packages that I told you about. There's one called the cage rage, this is where divers without a diving license can do. Dive in their custom-made underwater cage placed at only "Living Ocean". Look through an underwater window into the living room of view the aquatic friends. This package is RM211 per pax inclusive of 6% GST. 
Time slot only at 11am and is not available on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
If you like to more detail on this package, you can view their website. 
www.aquariaklcc.com




 The feeding session is so fun that everyone is excited, feeding session there's a speaker that explains to us what marine life they are feeding.


My children love the Aquaria KLCC and they want to visit again. We truly have a great time and the Aquaria KLCC staffs are friendly too.

Don't forget to stop by the Unique Augmented Reality Experience in Moon Lab's Holodeck.
Price for each visitor is RM20 for the augmented reality experience, if you like to have the USB drive and digital photos and video take it cost RM60.

It was fun was we get to see the animals from the past and present converge in a virtual experience like never before. If you like to view more photos of the Bloggers JAW-SOME Day click on the link.

Above is a recent project by son. 

Related post, my son's Kid Blogger blog