Wednesday, May 17, 2017

KIDZANIA KUALA LUMPUR PRESENTS KIDZ & TECH 2.0: THE FUTURE REBOOTED!


Activities using Virtual Reality, telecommunications and digital imagery give children a taste of the future

Launch of KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted: (from right to left) KidZania RighZKeeper Urbano along with Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur; Datin Shireen Tan, CEO of VR Lab Bhd; Beverly Tiew, Senior Manager, Loyalty & Retention, U Mobile Sdn Bhd; Nathalie Seroux, Head of Department, Marketing & Corporate Communication, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur; and Patrick Lim, Head of Corporate Communication, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Technology makes the modern world go round and it will play an even bigger role in the future – a future that the current generation must be well-equipped to face. To inspire greater interest in technology and its varied applications, KidZania Kuala Lumpur announces KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted with partners VR Lab Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.


From 16 May – 24 June 2017, daily interactive workshops and hands-on activities bring technology to life, in line with KidZania’s mission to help children “Learn Life Today”. These activities, powered by the programme partners, engage children and showcase technology in different ways:

> Virtual Reality with VR Lab Bhd: Using specially-designed goggles, children get to completely immerse themselves in a computer-generated, 3-dimensional 360-degree environment; with the help of an advanced control system, they get to touch and interact with items in this environment as though they are real.

> 360-degree Photo-Taking with U Mobile Sdn Bhd: Get creative with a smartphone – just remain in a single standing position and turn a full 360-degrees circle to take a great photo, which will be shared on the KidZania Kuala Lumpur Facebook page! Choose from Street View, Surround Shot or use the Photo Sphere mode.

> Augmented Reality Colouring: Bridge the gap between static pages and animated characters – children can watch their colouring sheet come alive beyond the page with a smartphone/tablet app.
> Coding: Children will be guided to build their own Star Wars galaxy with code and to design their own game, such as programming BB-8 to collect scrap metal using blocks or Javascript…all in the span of 30 minutes.


Meanwhile, on weekends, children get to enjoy two additional activities – the family-friendly Mystery Skype on weekends where a mystery caller will provide clues for children and parents so they can guess the identity of the caller; and sessions on Kahoot!, the popular learning game, where children will get to test their knowledge on KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur Shahrul NIzar Ahmad during the launch of KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted recently.

“Our children have grown up with all the convenience of technology, but for most of them, their exposure is mostly limited to entertainment. At KidZania Kuala Lumpur, we see technology as an important educational tool so with KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted we want to channel children’s familiarity with technology by introducing positive and interesting ways in which technology can be used for learning,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

“With our KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted partners VR Lab Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, we hope to trigger greater interest in tech among our young visitors.”

Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur and Datin Shireen Tan, CEO of VR Lab Bhd: one of the partners of the KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted programme to be held at KidZania Kuala Lumpur from 16 May until 24 June 2017. Children can take part in the many virtual reality and other tech activities during this time.

“Engaging children in a virtual environment sparks creativity and inspiration to create great things, which is why we are excited to partner with KidZania Kuala Lumpur for KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted this year. At VR Lab, we believe in the power of imagination because if you can imagine something, it has the potential to become a reality. Combine this with the latest technology, and our future generations will achieve great things,” said Datin Shireen Tan, Chief Executive Officer of VR Lab Bhd.


Find out more about the scheduled Lumpur KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted workshops and activities at www.facebook.com/KidZaniaKualaLumpur, and enjoy the rest of KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s role-play experiences and child-friendly establishments too!


Don’t miss out on all the excitement at the KidZania Kuala Lumpur KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted (16 May – 24 June 2017) – for a limited time, get a 40% discount on tickets with the promo code KZKT40 in the KidZania Kuala Lumpur online ticketing engine. For more information, please visit www.kidzania.com.my.




About KidZania Kuala Lumpur
KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning indoor family edutainment centre that offers interactive learning and role-play experienes for kids. The first of its kind in providing edutainment fun, KidZania empowers and inspires kids to pursue their life’s dreams by providing them an avenue to explore what it’s like to live and work in a real functioning city. KidZania’s kid-sized city experience is targeted at kids aged between 4 to 14 years which allows them to choose from over 100 job related role-plays spread across 60 various city establishments. As in the real world, children perform "jobs" and are either paid for their work or pay to shop or to be entertained. KidZania is built as a replica of a real functioning child-sized city, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognizable destinations in the form of "establishments" sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Kindergarten Field Trip to Zoo Negara

Son's field trip next weekday which clashed with Sean's school report day to take. As wife not able to go with WL, so he cannot go to the field trip. She needs to go school to take Sean's report card.

There will be animal show, tram to ride and giant panda to see. The fee for child is RM65 for adult is RM75.

The departure time is 8am and coming back is 3pm.

Estimated to reach Zoo Negara at 9.30am.

Back to Kindergarten at 3pm.

It's a long time since we last visited the zoo Negara. Maybe we can plan this for future family events.

It's hot day I remembered that time we go, so if children are going need to bring along their water tumbler, a cap and put on their school uniform for the field trip. There will be no class on the day if children didn't join the field trip.

Kimball Offers Simple, Wholesome Yet Tasty Sahur Meal Solutions for Busy Mums!

Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims, when it is required to fast from sunrise to sunset.
It is also a time when Malay mothers can be at their busiest, as they juggle their daily household duties and careers, while fitting in Sahur preparations in the wee hours of the morning for their loved ones.


For first time mums who are new to preparing Sahur meals for kids there are also concerns if the prepared meal provides enough energy for the kids to get through the day, does it appeal to picky eaters and most pressingly, will it be ready, on the table and eaten before Sahur is over.


Kimball, a Malaysian culinary solutions brands with a heritage of over 40 years, understands the challenges of Malay mums, including waking up early to prepare meals during Ramadan, and has set out to provide meal solutions that will free-up time, add more taste while being affordable, so that mums can spend more time with their families.
Chef Rohani Jelani (Picture) understands the challenges mums face during Ramadan and the need to come out with simple, hassle-free recipes that can be prepared the night before.

Being a mother, Chef Rohani understands the need to come out with simple, hassle-free recipes that can be prepared the night before, which leaves cooking and plating to be done in the morning for convenience.


These recipes are specially created using Kimball products, ranging from rice, pasta to bread based dishes, such as the all-time favorite Kimball Stuffed French Toast, the ever-convenient Kimball One-Pot Hainanese Chicken Rice, the tasty yet simple Kimball Angel Hair with Chicken Mushroom Sauce, the traditional standby of Kimball Spicy Tomato Fried Rice and the power-packed, bite-sized Kimball Chicken BBQ Bun, all of which are hearty meals to fuel the family throughout the day.

The Kimball culinary solutions add to the wholesomeness and convenience of the dishes, for example using Kimball Angel Hair pasta instead of wet noodles is more nutritious, filling and healthier.

“I created these recipes to be simple and that they can be prepared the night before, and they taste just as good when heated up in the morning,” Chef Rohani said.


“I will definitely be using these Kimball recipes during Ramadan. Pn Rohani’s recipes are excellent because all the one pot meals save a lot of cooking and cleaning up time. My family’s are the Kimball One-Pot Hainanese Chicken Rice and the Kimball BBQ Chicken Buns. The Kimball sauces used definitely add to the flavor, and cut down on the prepping time as well,” she said.


According to Ms Tania Lee, the Category Manager, of Campbell Soup Southeast Asia Sdn. Bhd., Kimball understands the challenges faced by Malay mums, especially when preparing Sahur meals during Ramadan. The brand has developed these simple, wholesome and tasty recipes to give mums more times with their families, by freeing up time spent in the kitchen.


“For example, the Kimball Spicy Tomato Fried Rice can be prepared speedily. It is a wholesome meal, containing source of carbohydrate, protein, vitamins & minerals. And what is good is that all the Kimball Sahur meals that we created can easily feed a family of five for just RM15 or less.” Said Ms Lee.


Sustain your energy levels throughout the day with the traditional standby of Kimball Spicy Tomato Fried Rice as you fast.

The ever-convenient Kimball One-Pot Hainanese Chicken Rice is easy to prepare for Sahur, and will surely be a family favorite.
For working mother of three, Pn Nur Yusnizah Yushof, Ramadan is joyous time where she can model good spiritual values for her children, but she finds that time management is the biggest challenge especially in getting Sahur meals ready. She generally cooks Sahur meals at home, because she has the peace-of-mind that meals are to the taste of her family, and provide the nutrition and energy that her family needs to complete their fast.


“My daughters are 14 and 12, and have been fasting for the past few years. Meal preparation for my eldest daughter’s first Sahur was really stressful for me because I wanted to give her appetizing food that would sustain her throughout the day. I didn’t sleep the night, and even had bought take-away just in case I couldn’t get

the meal done on time. Insha’Allah, all went well. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for simple, hassle-free recipes for Sahur,” Pn Nur Yusnizah shared.


Understanding the challenges mums face during Ramadan especially in the meal preparation for Sahur, Kimball that has a wide range of sauces, pasta sauce and dry pasta has, teamed up with Chef Rohani Jelani to develop five simple and tasty Sahur recipes that cost around RM15 each that can feed a family of five.

For working mother of three, Pn Nur Yusnizah Yushof (Fourth from left), although time management can be a challenge, Ramadan is joyous time where she can model good spiritual values for her children.



To find out more about Kimball’s wide range of products, as well as a selection of quick, easy, delicious yet affordable recipes, visit their website at http://www.kimball.com.my/, or log on to their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/KimballMalaysia/ to discover more updates and information about Kimball’s products and how to maximize taste with simple ingredients you can find at home, for an affordable price! 


About Kimball Malaysia
With a heritage of over 40 years, Kimball is a Malaysian food brand that has a wide range of products such as Pasta Sauce, Dry Pasta, Sauce (Chilli, Tomato, Oyster, Black Pepper, BBQ), Dressing (Mayonnaise) and others to create flavor-some possibilities for less. Kimball encourages Malaysians to add Kimball products in their meal preparation to make the dishes tastier at affordable cost. 


Neutrogena Happy Skin Night


The No. 1 dermatologist-recommended brand, Neutrogena®, is proud to present you Neutrogena® Happy Skin 24/7 collection created by local fashion designers Kittie Yiyi and Hazzer Wan Lee at the Mercedes-Benz STYLO AsiaFashionFestival recently.

Neutrogena® believed that beauty starts with healthy skin. Healthy skin has the power to make one happy and that is why Neutrogena® advocates Happy Skin 24/7 campaign. Happy Skin is something that lasts through all seasons – it’s definitely not a fleeting trend.


 I love the colors too, above layered dress is very nice.
Group photo local fashion designers Kittie Yiyi and Hazzer Wan Lee at the Mercedes-Benz STYLO AsiaFashionFestival
Neutrogena® skincare range are wonderful, my wife's using this range. You can read her review by click on the link.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ARE YOU AT RISK OF SUN DAMAGE WHILE DRIVING?

 An expert’s advice by Dr. Wong Su-Ming, understanding the sun’s effect on your skin
Did you know that the skin uses sunlight to help manufacture vitamin D, which is important for normal bone formation? But, you’re probably more aware that sun exposure or ultraviolet light can be very detrimental to your skin. That said, when thinking about sun exposure, you might see yourself getting a suntan on the beach or exercising outdoors. Little did you know though, that we receive a large portion of our sun exposure when we’re in our cars.


Ultraviolet Rays: Your Skin’s Worst Nightmare
Within the skin’s outer layer (known as the epidermal), are cells that contain pigment melanin. Melanin serves to protect the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. While these rays are “invisible”, they’re extremely dangerous.


Over time, prolonged exposure to UV rays can burn the skin thereby causing sunburn. Sun damage can also lead to wrinkles, freckles, leathering, sagging, brown “age” spots, and in some cases skin cancer. There are three types of UV rays:

a) UVA are the most constant year-round and penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin. It is responsible for the immediate tanning effect and is also known as “UV Aging rays” as they cause long term skin damage and photo-aging (premature ageing, wrinkles and sun spots).

b) UVB cannot penetrate beyond the superficial skin layers but is responsible for delayed tanning and burning. Most UVB is filtered by the atmosphere and is often referred to as “UV Burning rays”. UVB rays are the common cause of most skin cancers.

c) UVC is the strongest and deadliest of solar rays, however the ozone layer stops these from reaching the Earth.


When UV rays penetrate the outer skin layers and pass into the deeper layers, your skin cells can either be damaged or killed.


Sun Exposure while Driving
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, dermatologists have observed for years now; that patients often have more sun damage on the left side of their faces as compare to the right. Why? Research increasingly points to UVA radiation penetrating through car windows.


UV exposure is cumulative, and research has proven that skin exposed to sun shining through window glass, even in the office or at home, can over time lead to significant skin damage. So, take some time to think about the UV exposure we receive while driving or being in a car. In a research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, it is found that those who spent more time driving a vehicle had more severe photo-damage on the left side of their faces. Reinforcing this research, in countries where drivers drive on the right side, people tend to develop more sun damage and skin pre-cancers on the right.

Sun Safety in your Car
The best way to protect your skin from the sun is by using products with a high SPF daily. SPF stands for “sun protection factor” and is a multiplier which tells you how much longer you can stay in the sun without burning when wearing a sunscreen, for example. Suppose your skin naturally starts to burn in 20 minutes. When you use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15, you won’t begin to burn for 5 hours – 15 times longer.


While you can choose to apply sunscreen in the car, the Skin Cancer Foundation also recommends window film as the single best safeguard against UV damage. In cars, research has shown that UV damage is more extensive on the side of the body closer to the window but fortunately, there are automotive films that deliver superior heat rejection, with the ability to block UV rays.

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About 3M™ Crystalline AutoFilm
The 3M™ Crystalline series AutoFilm features a proprietary, multilayer optical film that combines over 200 layers of nano-technology in a film that is thinner than a Post-it® Note. This unique technology is the reason a clear film can reject more heat than many darker films. Designed to deliver superior heat rejection capabilities, the Crystalline series improves your in-car comfort by rejecting up to 97% of the sun’s Infrared rays and rejects up to 60% of the solar heat coming through your windows.


It also offers sun protection by blocking up to 99.9% of harmful UV rays to provide a total SPF of over 1,000 for you and your passengers. The Crystalline series is a U.S. Skin Cancer Foundation recommended product. The non-metallized window film also allows you to stay connected with uninterrupted mobile service, GPS or satellite radio reception.



About Dr. Wong Su-Ming
Dr. Wong is an accredited physician and dermatologist by the National Specialist Register of Malaysia. She was formally a lecturer and dermatologist at University Malaya for 8 years before going into private practice. She is also a visiting consultant dermatologist at University Malaya Medical Centre.

Dr. Wong is also a member of the Dermatological Society of Malaysia, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, and a member of the Malaysian Psoriasis Workgroup for the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Psoriasis.