Friday, October 17, 2014

Naturally, beautiful straight hair with Sunsilk

If there is a product that could create a fuss-free care for your hair, keeping it straight and beautiful without beauty tools would you try it? I obviously would. It would save me loads of time than having to blow-dry my hair and exposing it to unnecessary heat that are damaging to the hair shaft. That’s what Sunsilk is currently offering with the unveiling of Sunsilk Perfect Straight that keeps hair beautifully straight and aligned as it dries, which works great on naturally straight haired girls like us!

Sunsilk has teamed up with straight hair expert Yuko Yamashita to create this range of shampoo and conditioner with an advanced formula of Straight Lock TechnologyTM that penetrates deep into hair fibre and holds every strand as it dries. Since a girl’s hair is her crowning jewel, it affects her self-esteem, confidence and empowerment. Sunsilk aims to inspire girls to live life with confidence and worry-free now that they will take care of your hair. No more worrying about my hair when I travel and doing other activities!

At the launch, Sunsilk introduced the Perfect Straight in theatrical fashion – a mini play of a girl’s confidence with her hair. I found it to be an enjoyable performance, and something that I could really relate to as having bad hair days affects my overall emotion. 

Sunsilk also had a demonstration to show the difference that the range creates by washing a model’s hair on stage. 

Sunsilk is currently having a challenge for a chance to win up to RM10, 000 worth of prizes in total from 17th September to 28th October 2014. The challenge is simple – draw as many straight lines as you can within 30 seconds. Sounds simple, but Sunsilk aims to show that achieving straight hair with the range is much simpler than drawing straight lines. 

You may participate in the ‘Sunsilk Beautifully Straight Challenge’ by following these instructions:

1. Visit Sunsilk Malaysia’s Facebook page ( and click on the Sunsilk Perfect Straight app.

2. Draw as many straight lines as you can within 30 seconds.

3. Write the most creative slogan about Sunsilk Perfect Straight.

10 lucky winners with top scores and most creative slogans will receive RM100 cash vouchers and Sunsilk products each week while the grand prize winner will enjoy a one night’s stay for two at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, RM300 shopping vouchers and Sunsilk products. Don’t forget to participate by clicking the link here –

Sunsilk Perfect Straight Shampoo and conditioner are now available at all leading supermarkets and retail outlets nationwide at RM12.90 (340ml) and RM12.90 (320ml) respectively. 

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Uniqlo Online now available in Malaysia.

Shopping online is inevitable in our current world. With the advancement of technology, logistics and the flourishing online retail market, more and more brick and mortar shops are joining the world wide web army and offers online shopping – Uniqlo is the latest one to be included in this alumni.

Uniqlo, my favourite Japanese retail brand with their great basics and clothes that are practical and stylish are a great addition to my extensive list of retailers to shop from. With them being available online, it is now more convenient for me to just order some clothes and wait for them to arrive within a few days while I work or run errands. I rarely have time to drop by the malls to get my essentials nowadays so I went rampant on the site, adding things into my “shopping cart” like a baller.

Shopping online via Uniqlo’s website is not any different from other websites. It’s simple, fast and handy especially when I need my usual basic items before I’m traveling. First things first, as usual you will have to create an account via their site. Just register your basic information and you will receive a confirmation email to activate your account. Once you’re logged in, you may now start the fun side by browsing their latest collection.

1 – fill in your details as per required to create an account.

2 – log into the website once you are done with registration and start browsing the site.

3 – click on an item, and browse through multiple colors, patterns and photos of the item.

If you’re familiar with Uniqlo’s sizing, you’re pretty much set. If not, there’s always the measurements chart for you to get your sizes right. Some of the items or colors are only available via their website so it’s a great selection if you don’t see the ones you like at the stores.

4 – Check out other photos of the item to see a 360 degrees view and close up to make sure you’re okay with the details. Add items to your cart to purchase them.

5 – Once you’re done with adding things into the cart, click on the ‘shopping bag’ option to check out.

Uniqlo’s cart are pretty impressive. They show you all the important details of your choice within a table so you can double check to see if you’ve picked the right items. The only downside is that only credit/debit card payments are accepted at the current moment but I’m expecting more payment options to be available in the future.
My parcel arrived within two days after ordering them and I absolutely love them. I’m such a sucker for online shopping and with Uniqlo being available online it’s definitely bookmarked in my online stores list.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Quick Fix - Baked Fish with Mango Salsa

My friend Miriam came over recently and since she prefers to eat fish I searched high and low for a simply fish dish. One caught my attention as it's simple to create and you can hardly go wrong with this dish. All you need is an oven and a fresh catch and you're set for a light yummy tropical dish. 

Baked Fish:

- Fish fillets (any white, freshwater fish would be great)
- 1 tbspn of olive oil
- crushed peppercorn & salt
- Cayenne powder
- Fresh Dill
- Dry white wine (optional)
- Dried Oregano
- A stalk of leek, sliced.
- Chopped garlic

How To: 
- Tap excess water from the fish with kitchen towel, place it on a foiled baking pan.
- Sprinkle all the herbs and condiments, drizzle olive oil over the fish. Add a dash of white wine (non-halal, optional). Put the leek over the fish.
- Bake it in the oven until fully cooked. If you like your fish charred, quickly sear it over the pan on high heat once it's out of the oven.

Mango Salsa:

- Fresh ripe mango
- Fresh tomatoes
- Bell pepper
- Yellow Onion

How To:
- Chop all the ingredients into cubes, mix them together and drizzle it all over the baked fish.

Bon apetit!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Experimenting for Beautifully Straight Hair

I was born with super straight locks and throughout school years, people even thought I had my hair rebonded which was a craze at one point. As blessed as I am, I’ve always longed for wavy hair so I started curling them up, putting them in a bun just to make it less straight. Now, I realized how easier it is to have straight hair – from maintenance to having a sleek look, straight hair will never go out of style. I have been trying my best to achieve the smooth, natural straight hair for a while now and it seems like nothing works to keep it nice and flowy. It’s even worse after I leave it to air-dry! Having shoulder-length hair means I have to do more work to keep it straight and I usually have to use hair iron or a hair dryer to straighten my hair out before I go out. I’d love to skip that step in my routine though so I do not further damage my hair by exposing it to extreme heat on a regular basis.

Well, my husband told me that in his younger bachelor days he used to iron his shirt with a heated pot cause he did not have ironing board in his hostel. So I thought maybe it would work?

But then again, using the pots would mean that my hair would be heated up. Maybe it wasn’t such a great idea. So I tried laying it flat while air-drying and putting heavy books on top just like the idea of making dried flowers in between book pages. It didn’t work out so well cause the books became damp too! Oh my books!

My last resort was to use ‘natural’ ingredients as per suggested by many people on the internet – putting eggs or mayonnaise on the hair to strengthen while keeping it straight and smooth. Um, they’re great on my food but not really on my hair. It felt sticky, smells weird and I won’t ever try such thing again!

I was introduced to the Sunsilk Perfect Straight Variant by my bestfriend – Facebook! It’s great for those who would like to have beautifully straight hair as it has special Straight Lock technologywhich helps to ensure alignment of hair strands as it dries.

I’m pretty excited to try out this product a it keeps your hair beautifully straight and aligned as it dries* and I saw that they’re having a promotion booth in front of Lavender CafĂ© in One Utama recently. If you’re as interested as I am, don’t forget to check out this link where I found out about Sunsilk’s Perfect Straight Lock Technology – They are currently running a Facebook contest as well!

*Only on straight hair, based on lab test, when used with Sunsilk Perfect Straight Shampoo and Conditioner

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dipped Row at Ms Read Pavilion

It's been a while since I've been active in the events circuit - being busy with production, planning out my next trips, work and just sitting at home trying to overcome this writer's block (even worse when you have Netflix on your telly). Last week I decided to drag my attached-to-my-couch ass to a friend's event - Ms Read x Dipped Row in Pavilion. 

Dipped Row, a local online retailer for jewelries have been making waves on the runway of KLFW, graced a number of magazines and featured in fashion spreads nationwide so if you don't know what Dipped Row is yet, you're totally missing out. Now, they have counters at Ms Read and Robinsons around Klang Valley so you have a chance to have a look at their stuff before you purchase them. I'm definitely going to be getting some very, very soon. Check out the photos and links below.

Photos taken by point8cam

Sunday, September 14, 2014

#InMyElement with Timberland

A couple of months ago, Timberland Malaysia wanted to feature point8cam and I doing what we do best - traveling and documenting our journey. We thought it would be great if we could do it while we were really traveling so point8cam and I did our interview and shot each other whilst we were in Chiang Mai. We hope you'll enjoy watching a snippet of our lives, and let's wait for point8cam's video to be out. 

Monday, September 01, 2014

Babysitting Thumper

What babysitting a bunny looks like, from the eyes of his godmother. Say hello to Thumper, my friend's not-so-new beloved Netherlands Dwarf. She was moving to a new place so I took Thumper in for a few days (also a long-term plan to make point8cam agree on us getting a pet) and I took some photos of his play time outside the cage. Such a sweetheart, this one. 

In case if you're wondering I'm still keen on getting a kitten.