Sunday, January 21, 2018

Everything Sweet on Popcorn Day @ Lot 10

The National Popcorn Day in United States is celebrated at the end of January, although its exact date is a matter of debate. Various sources report it as January 19; others claim it takes place on whatever day a “big game” falls on. The Popcorn Board is often asked about the origins of this day; unfortunately, we do not know how or when this celebration began.

All we know for now, is that it is loads of sweetness and fun!


Popcorn fans can come and taste different brands of popcorn
It takes just a cotton candy to bring out the kid in me
Guess how many popcorns in the jar
Eureka popcorns
Chill out area to enjoy some sugary delights during the weekends
Spend time making figurines out of rubber clay
Impressive adornment made of rubber clay
I made half a watermelon
Roses I made
Decoupage art demonstration for that pretty finish on  objects
3D gelato by Stick Arts
Kimora Jean making a snack for me- corn laced with marshmallow, flamed and sprinkled with cheese
Sweet weekend with friends
Sunday funday at Lot10



Saturday, January 13, 2018

Go For Greatness with the New Fernleaf UHT Milk

After ringing the bell at the top, my heart was screaming a big "YESSSS!" I have always wanted to climb a wall and I finally did it! Thank you to Fernleaf for not only providing the opportunity at 1-Utama but also resonating their tagline loud enough to fortify the drive in me to GO FOR GREATNESS!
Going for greatness today!
Going for my greatness in the obstacle course and wall climbing that day is only possible with good health condition and strong bones. Which is why I keenly recommend nuturing one's health and body with the proper diet. Products like milk contribute significantly to our diet and is the kind of food your body will thank you for.
Fernleaf now comes in the ready-to-drink UHT milk in 3 delicious flavours- full cream, low fat and chocolate
For over 30 years, Fernleaf is trusted to bring the goodness of dairy from New Zealand farms. Fernleaf's product certification unabashedly displayed on the packaging attests to the product's quality and the brand's sincerity in providing Malaysians the best of milk.
Fernleaf is 100% made from grass-fed cows from New Zealand with essential nutrients
Many consumers know that Fernleaf milk comes from New Zealand but not many are aware that it is backed by a larger network committed to dairy excellence. Its mother company Fonterra is a gloal dairy nutrition company owned by 10,500 farmers and their families, all united by a fundamental belief in the power of dairy to make a difference.
Promotion price of RM4.99 for 1 litre pack. Normal price at RM6.60
Fernleaf fruit yogurts
To motivate Malaysians to reach greatness, Fernleaf invites Malaysians young and old to join some climbing fun that is sure to elevate spirits. Wall-climbing challenges and other exciting activities await at Oval Concourse One Utama Shopping Centre from 10th to 14th January.
Prove yourself with the obstacle challenge and wall climbs
Scaling up to reach the goal
Taking up the challenge one at a time
One wall is not enough!
Fun at One Utama concourse
Good bones to jump on the trampoline

Only from 10th -14th January 2018
at
Oval Concourse, One Utama Shopping Centre

For more information, go to www.facebook.com/fernleafmalaysia or www.fonterra.com


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Spectacular Secrets of Selangor

Beyond its reputation as the most developed state of Malaysia, Selangor has its share of beautiful destinations, marked by its tin-mining roots, existing natural attractions and over 100 years of history. Here are some spots in Selangor which are worth exploring.


Island Villages of Port Klang

Sungai Lima Pulau Ketam
Pulau Ketam remains a popular weekend getaway thanks to its picturesque house on stilts, fish farm, fresh seafood and eagle feeding activities. For a glimpse of an authentic fishing village, hop on the next boat to Kampung Sungai Lima and be guided by the village head instead.


Royal Town, Sleepy Towns

Royal Klang Heritage
Klang is one of Malaysia’s oldest towns, dating back to the 15th century. To discover fascinating stories of the Royal Town, join a free walking tour that runs daily. For somewhere relaxing, why not visit some lesser known towns? There is Batang Kali, famous for hot springs, orchids, guava, and loh mee. About 20 minutes away lies the mysterious Kuala Kubu Bharu, where its temples are cradled by folklore. It is also close to the refreshing Sungai Chiling.



Natural Beauty at Kuala Selangor

Sekinchan
Within Kuala Selangor, there is Melawati Hill, a historical landmark and home to silvered leaf monkeys. From here, head to Sasaran Beach, where the seasonal sky mirror phenomenon occurs. Likewise, witness the paddy fields of Sekinchan in all its glory or hang out by the vibrant Redang Beach. Later at night, watch fireflies light up at Kampung Kuantan.


Adventures in Selangor

Sungai Janggut
If you have already gone up the 272 steps to the cave temple of Batu Caves, try something different like rock climbing along the limestone walls, or spelunking in the caves. Adventurous souls may prefer paragliding over Bukit Jugra, or rafting with friends along Selangor River. Avid cyclists can even join a cycling tour to the mangrove swamps and quiet villages of Kampung Sungai Janggut.


Hidden Communities

Mah Meri
The Mah Meri is an ancient aboriginal tribe with their own beliefs and traditions. You can take part in interactive workshops at their Cultural Village on Pulau Carey, or their secret ancestral village at Pantai Jengkok. In Sungai Buloh, there is also the Valley of Hope, an almost-forgotten leper community where few residents and unspoken stories remain.



Sunday, December 31, 2017

Paragliding at Jugra

Humans relentlessly try to break barriers. We are never going to be satisfied being just on land. We create things to make us survive in water like fish and fly as if we are birds.

My latest adventure brought me to the sky again. You might have seen my video when I went skydiving in Houston. Both skydiving and paragliding are done in the sky but they are definitely different.

Watch my skydiving experience at 
Paragliding is something you have to try once in your life
First of all, paragliding is not as nerve-wrecking as skydiving. (That could give you some relief)

Second of all, my experience of skydiving gave me the impression that it is more about falling ruggedly from a plane. Paragliding on the other hand is a form of unpowered flying and it is the art of keeping afloat in the air.

Thirdly, paragliding is...SOMETHING COOL THAT YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT YOURSELF!
When sky is our playground
Little did I know that Selangor itself is home to some pretty good paragliding locations. Bukit Jugra is one paragliding site with good wind, convenient take off and landing points that has been attracting international flyers for training. The Jugra wind is said to be WILD. If you can maneuver you way at Jugra, other flying arenas are yours to conquer!

Paragliding at Jugra is gaining popularity as an adventurous weekend activity among Malaysians but I think we can do better than that!
Checked in Hotel Impian Morib
This is where the courses are done most of the time
To start with or for leisure, you can fly in tandem with an instructor and if you find yourself falling in love with the sport, take it to the next level by learning to fly solo which is a pretty awesome skill to have!
To fly from zero to solo, one must go through the Student Pilot Course
Student Pilot Course to fly SOLO

Course duration: 
4 days x 10 solo flights (If you cannot attend 4 days in a row, arrangements can be made)

Contents:
Provided full equipment support during the course
1x tandem flight with instructor
Basic introduction to equipments
Wind and site orientation
Canopy inflation, control and deflation
Pre-flight equipment check
Basic techniques in glider control
Practical examination by conductor

Price: RM2600 (price may vary according to season)
Safety is of utmost importance
If you want to do it for leisure, you can always call the contact below to fly tandem (flying with instructor) which leaves all the flying responsibility to the instructor while you just awe at the experience and take photos in the sky!

Those interested for tandem flight can call En Farul 013-6666690

Price can range from RM180-RM220
Ready to take what we learnt in the classroom outside
Remember to slap on lots of sunblock
When embarking on a sport like this, it not difficult to figure out that sunblock is necessary for the health of your skin whether you are a guy or girl. The miracle of paragliding comes from the SUN. Heat is needed for keep you buoyant in the sky. This and more interesting information will wow you when you chat with your instructor. So don't expect this activity to be done on a cloudy day.
Ground handling is when you check your equipment
Paragliding is not motorized and is the simplest way of aircraft. Although it is said that paragliding  follows the course of the wind, controlling the situation to the advantage of the flyer is a skill that needs experience. 

Making decision on your own, acquiring knowledge in aerodynamics, weather, equipment, safety procedures and adhering to anti-collision rules makes paragliding a challenging sport with a bird's eye view!
Learning the ropes with Dr Elisa
Watch my paragliding experience at 
Inflating the wings
Mohammad Zubair
Youngest paraglider at 9 years old
Malaysian Book of Records
Bukit Jugra, a fantastic paragliding site in Malaysia that we should be proud off
At Jugra's top
Look at the picturesque view
Dr. Elisa gliding in the air. Truely inspiring. 
Ready with loads of enthusiasm
Waiting for the right wind window
I just cannot believe it!
Watch my paragliding experience at 

Dr. Elisa signing my shirt
With a flying sites like Jugra, Malaysia should use it to her advantage to hatch more paragliders to compete in international platforms. And to those who cannot get enough of adrenaline, give paragliding a go!