Mitsubishi TVC 2015

Hello!


Despite my busy schedule and travelling, I still find the time to do TV commercials or print ads. Provided if I’m around in town because most of the time I’m always away.


So here’s my first TVC for 2015. We shot this in January and it was on air before Chinese New Year. This was the most easiest TV commercial I did – fast and direct. But of course, like any other jobs, waiting time was the killer.


So….




all we did was taking selfie…



Of course not. We’re not vain. :p


It is always nice getting to know new people, especially people from around the world. And now, I have friends who are from Kazakhstan and Iran.


Behind the scene:



I had to sit on a tar road on an alley surrounded by thugs pretty much about an hour or so.

I was terrified. Oh yes, I was.

Watch the clip.




Have a great week!

XOXO

Valentine’s Day With Fiqs

Valentine’s Day has passed and I came up with a promotion for FIQS that was beyond the standard flowers and chocolates.  There’s nothing wrong with being classic, and most women appreciate a bouquet of long-stem red roses, but it’s also nice to get something a thoughtful, unique, and personalized gift from the heart.  So instead of giving default flowers, I came up with the idea for men to create customized cards for that special person in their life.  Men were given two different card designs to choose from and have their name printed on it.  The postcard-sized prints matched the shoe color and best part was it had no effect on the price.  It added a personalized feel to each order, and I absolutely love it when customers feel special.  So instead of giving flowers, give something that your loved one can keep.  Even better, give them something that will make their life whole lot easier – they can now swap for comfort when they’re out wearing high heels for hours.  How convenient is that?

 

 

 

Thank you guys who ordered FIQS for our Valentine’s special!

XOXO

One Month Down

Most of us made some sort of New Year’s resolution and now is a great time to assess your progress thus far. So how are you fairing? Did you see more success or struggle in January? Are you still on your plan? Writing out a strategy is great but there has to be action to go along with it. Thankfully it doesn’t take much. A little persistence every day is your ticket to success. Every step you take towards your goals makes the next one that much less difficult, and the key is to hold onto the motivation you first felt when you made your resolution.


Think about why you chose your resolution in the first place. Was it something you’ve wanted to change for some time? Perhaps you want to make more money, or maybe you have a few extra pounds that need to go. Was it a skill you wanted to learn, or a habit you wanted to break? Whatever your resolution was this year, what was it that motivated you to choose this goal in particular? Once you have answered that question, you have everything you need to give you the fuel to persistently chase your goal every day.
Every change takes effort, and usually it takes time to begin seeing results. Be persistent. If you have a solid plan and you work hard then you will see your reward. Be patient.


One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get toned. My days are pretty full, but my desire to accomplish my goal is greater than my preference for any schedule. This is why I have been able to dedicate at least an hour to exercise every day. I do a core workout from home and I make time by going to bed at a reasonable hour and waking up one hour earlier than normal. It takes dedication, but not only do I feel accomplished when I’m done, I also feel fresh and productive at the start my day.
Just as important as your plan is your mindset. The first thing that has to go is your old excuses. When you repeat all the old reasons why you never accomplished your goals before then you’ve lost before you’ve even started. So find your motivation. I push myself by watching Victoria Secret fashion shows. Whatever it takes, but don’t procrastinate. If you aren’t sticking to your plan, then write down a list of what needs to be done and put it up where you can see it. Beside the list, hang a piece of motivation. It can be an inspiring picture or a quote that really speaks to you or a new outfit, but give yourself that daily reminder of what you promised you would accomplish this year.


Each small change creates a bigger impact later on, and the sacrifices you make today will pay off in the long run. I don’t enjoy waking up early, but every day I stick to the plan it gets a little easier. It was difficult at first, but now after a month I automatically wake up one hour earlier than I used to.


So stick to it. Chase your goals. Anything is possible, and you have everything you need to meet your goals. Keep at it, and good luck!



 


 


XOXO


My Story Behind FIQS

Behind every fantastic travel, is a great pair of shoes, or two pairs, perhaps five pairs, you never know. In other word, every step of my travel is indeed a soleful one. I love them both, shoes and travelling, yet in each mile I travel, I faced either the potentially worn out shoes or ‘my feet are killing me’ moments. I resorted to carry extra shoes or slippers around, which proved to be tedious and inconvenient. There is no way I go barefoot after clubbing, shopping or sightseeing. This got me thinking, how do I go around looking good in my heels yet able to get comfortable conveniently should the heels began to feel unbearable? It was when I am in my last semester of University that I began to sketch out my thoughts and idea. Other than practical, compact and light to fit any handbags, I realized the shoes I really need cannot be too thin or it will be painful to walk in on rough or hot surfaced roads and paths, especially after all the sores from wearing high heels. Then the sole must be sufficient of soft and durable materials to cushion the feet for perfect comfort. Of course, I need to look good in it too! I have created a new foldable shoes and I fondly named it, Fiqs.

 

I started it off all by myself, and thankfully, with wonderful support and advices from people around me. What would I do without them? The first phase of Fiqs included tons of research, reading, factory sourcing and brainstorming. From factory hopping to understanding manufacturing processes; from trying out samples after samples to material choices – I am determined to make Fiqs the shoes with my standard of quality.

 

Leather being part of Fiqs’ design, the choice of leather is extremely important in perfecting Fiqs. I was present at each step of the production, beginning from the process of choosing the types of leather and the many different colors. A long line of samples and testing produced the final and marvelous outcome – the fully leathered Fiqs. Yes, I meant the whole shoes! The upper part of the shoes is made of finished leather, aniline leather is used to lined the inner sole and the outer sole is made of top grained leather. In addition to Fiqs’ features, now it is not only light, compact, flexible, comfortable and beautiful, but long lasting as well. Yes, Fiqs definitely have many walks in them.

 

There are great many wonders you can expect from Fiqs, why don’t you experience them first hand today at www.fiqs.co!

 

FIQS HK

 

FIQS HK3

 

FIQS HK2

 

Pictures was taken in Hong Kong.

 

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XOXO

Infrared Sauna

Hello!


Have you guys heard of infrared sauna? Yes, INFRARED sauna! Things are getting more high-tech these days and I got to experience it last week! When I first heard about it, the first thing that came through my mind is, if this is safe? Don’t worry guys, it’s nothing like ultraviolet radiation (which gives you a sunburn and damages your skin) or atomic radiation (the kind from a nuclear bomb). When two people comes close to each other, they give out warmth right? That’s infrared. Our bodies radiate infrared energy out through 3 ~ 50 microns. Our palms emit infrared energy at at between 8 ~ 14 microns. Hence, palm healing was used as healing properties in China, India and Finland thousands of years ago. Today, the Infrared Thermal Systems are used by medical practitioners. Panels that produce similar infrared rays are used in hospitals to warm newborn babies. Infrared Thermal System has been tested and found to be free of such so-called “toxic” electromagnetic fields. The Swedish National Institute of Radiation Protection has concluded that the heaters in Infrared Thermal System are not dangerous. YAYYYYYY!




Infrared sauna is not as hot as the conventional sauna because 80% of the infrared energy is directly converted to heat within our bodies making it much greater depth and more efficiently. The energy output is primarily used to convert energy directly to heat in us and not to create excessively hot air which only heats the skin superficially. Due to this, it was actually easier to breathe and much comfortable. Not only that, I was able to read magazines and play with my phone. It was relaxing!




Infrared sauna also induce up to 2 – 3 times the sweat volume than a conventional sauna. Within 10 minutes, I was already drenched with sweat! My 30 minute session in the sauna, I burned about 900 calories that is equivalent to  9KM run. In a single session? Impressive huh. This Infrared Thermal System play a pivotal role in both weight control and cardiovascular conditioning. This would be valuable for those who don’t exercise and those who can’t exercise (those who are on a wheelchair and etc) and yet want an effective weight control and fitness maintenance program and the benefits of a regular exercise.


There are many health benefits attributed to infrared rays. These are the list of results by Dr. Yamajaki;

  • Burns: relieves pain and decreases healing time, with less scarring
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Low Blood pressure
  • Brain Damage: accelerated repair in brain contusions
  • Short-term memory improved
  • Cancer of the tongue reversed
  • Toxic Electromagnetic Fields: effects neutralized
  • Cerebral Hemorrhages
  • Auto Accident: related soft tissue injury
  • Arthritis
  • Gouty Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis


It also helps for someone like me who has skin conditions. It is reported that eczema and psoriasis to have responded extremely well to infrared treatments. Scars and pain from burns or wounds are decreased in severity and extent. People who have acne problems, 3 or 4 treatments may open up their pores that have not functioning in years. It even work on keloids! It may be softened gradually by use of infrared systems.


Lastly, the one thing that I’ve always looking for solution to this problem, and infrared system is the answer to it! Getting rid off my cellulite! Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and wastes, which are trapped in pockets below the skin. An Infrared Thermal System can assist this condition, as profuse swearing helps clear this form of unwanted debris from the body. Due to at least twice the depth of heat penetration into cellulite combined up to 10 times the level of heating in these tissues, an Infra Therapist System can be significantly more effective than any conventional sauna.


With all the benefits of infrared rays, I don’t see why I shouldn’t do this regularly. On top of that, the price for one session is very reasonable and they have packages which gives you even better deal.

To experience the infrared sauna, click on the widget below to make your purchase…


XOXO



A Hammam Spa Treatment For The Best Friend

Hello!


Few weeks ago, I decided to bring my best friend, Aliana for a spa treatment in Hammam. She is 8 months pregnant now and I thought that it would be great if I could bring her somewhere that could help her unwind her and relax. Hammam would be the perfect idea since they also provide pre-natal service to those who are expecting. So. just what is Hammam? (If you’re wondering.. lol)


Hammam is a  Moroccan version of the Turkish Bath. The word ”Hammam” means ‘Spreader of Warmth’ in Arabic and has its origins deep in ancient Greek-Roman bathhouse culture. It’s a practice which has charmed and influenced thousands from different cultures throughout history. Since its inception, the Hammam has been a gathering place, to relax, socialise, build connections, even to do business, and to celebrate life events like bridal parties, baby showers and birthdays.”


I’ve heard of this place quite some time ago when I was in Publika and I’ve always been curious and wanted to try. Initially, I wanted to treat and bring my mom here, but ever since I went with Aliana, okay, the thought of bringing my mom to this kind of place is a big NO NO! I ain’t gonna see my momma naked in front of me!!!! Let me tell you about my Hammam experience.


It was the first time for the both of us, she didn’t know that this place existed until I mentioned to her about it. And boy, was I excited! Getting my body scrubbed! Hah! I bought the “Hammam & Gommage” and the “Aromatic Massage” package respectively for the both of us. You can click on this link here to see what packages they have to offer according to your Hammam needs. lol. “Hammam & Gommage” is their popular signature spa treatment that detoxifies, steams and purifies our body. Traditional Moroccan Black Soap are applied on our body by trained Hammam Therapists that prepares our skin for a vigorous exfoliating scrub from head to toe, with the skilful use of a traditional Hammam glove. Feel your cares melt away as your skin is gently sloughed of impurities as you are rinsed from head to toe, by bucket after bucket of delicious water.


If you’ve been to Publika, you would have never thought that such place like this existed. Publika is like any other conventional malls, except that it is full with hip cafes and trendy restaurants that attracts the younger generation. Hammam is located above the heart of Publika. We were awed by the lovely tiled space in the Moroccan styled architecture. It was simply beautiful and breathtaking. The atmosphere and the idea of a mall could suddenly change into a relax and tranquillizing place. The experience began in a lovely changing room where we were asked to strip, left nothing on our bodies except our disposable undergarment accompanied with the wrap of a robe. Then we continued our journey by proceeding to a room that felt like a cave because it was warm in a dome shape ceiling with three marble beds. We took off our robes and our undergarments later to commence the rubbing session. It felt awkward having someone showering and scrubbing you while you’re naked, but after a while, you kinda enjoy it! lol. I felt like a queen for a moment. It was slightly painful as the therapist scrubbed  all my dead skin away because it felt as if like my skin was peeling off. I could see the dead skin covering all over the marble bed as she scrubbed more and more, as it was still painful for me, I told myself to hang in there for a little while more. Aliana was enjoying every bit of her time there and suggested that this should be our routine once a month!


After approximately 45 minutes of scrubbing, showering and being hair washed by the therapists, we were wiped and wrapped with a robe and were guided to a lounge. We were then served with a sweet Moroccan tea accompanied with a plate of baklava. The fact that we were scrubbed at every inch of our body and soul (lol!), we have never felt so clean. Our skin is  smoother than ever.


We ended our spa journey with a 60-minutes aromatic massage by using a blend of precious Argan oil to release all tension with the combination of deep pressure applied and long rhythmic, gentle strokes at specific points. It was soooo good, it relaxes and soothes my body,mind and soul. It was such a stimulating and vitalizing experience that we would definitely come again. Why don’t you give it a try?










XOXO

Jawbone UP

Hello!


I’ve always wanted to post this up, but I didn’t had the time to do it. I got my Jawbone about a year ago when my fiancé got it for me from London, and now, it came out with a newer version, Jawbone UP24. I hope I’m not too late to write this post.


Jawbone UP is a fitness wristband that tracks the user’s steps and sleep. It syncs with Jawbone app via the head-phone jack and transmits all the data gathered from the Jawbone UP. The app show users progression of their steps and sleep statistics on their phones. The app can also be used to track workouts, calorie intake and more. I wear my Jawbone all the time, removing it only when I need to sync it and when I shower (although it is waterproof).


It calculates my steps, how far I’ve walked and how many calories I burnt. It is really useful when I’m overseas, because I walk a lot, like probably 15,000 steps which is about 8.5km. Here in KL? Hmm. I roughly walked about 3,000 steps. It’s not wise to walk here and I prefer driving. I can give a lot more reasons why but people just don’t walk here but I’m not going to as you all know most of them. LOL.


When I want to workout, I press the button twice to enable timed-activity mode. This allows the Jawbone UP to track my performance within the time limit that I set. To end the workout, I just have to press the button again. In addition, timed-activity mode is also good for band calibration to ensure better accuracy when reading and taking your steps progression. When I sleep, I press the button longer till it turn to sleep mode. It can read how well I slept the night before, whether I was in deep sleep and how many times I woke up. It’s pretty accurate I must say. Every time the band is synced, the app will let me know the goals and tips whether I need more sleep or  exercise to keep fit.


Have you ever wonder how it works? I was curious myself and did a lil reading. In this strip of rubber, there is an electronic component that includes a lithium-ion battery, a motion sensor and a vibration motor. The motion sensor detects changes in acceleration. Acceleration has two components: speed and direction. If an objection in motion experiences a change in either speed or direction, it has a change in acceleration. Motion sensors detect these changes through tiny electromechanical elements. Geddit?


In the app, it also display my fiancé’s data so that I can track his progress too! The app has a food diary feature that lets me enter my meals during the day as well so that I can see if I am burning more calories than I am consuming.

With all the information shown on the app, it provides me insights that can help me make decisions to feel my best and further motivate me to do better. I love my Jawbone UP.










Photographs by Huss Zulkifli

Taken in London.

XOXO


Happy valentines day 2014!

Hello & Happy Valentines day from London!


What did you do on valentines day?


Besides sending roses to your love ones, chocolates are also the one of common things people give as a gift. Personalised chocolates are even more special and meaningful, don’t you think? And for this valentines, I went to M&Ms world London and got it made specially for my fiancé. How cool is that?!



M&Ms World is located at Leicester Square, right in the heart of Central London. It’s 4 floors filled with chocolates, toys, clothes and exclusive goodies. It is the world’s largest candy store in the world covering 35,000 square metres.



The bright colorful store accompanied with it’s special chocolate scent brings joy to customers and attracts kids. Being a kid myself, I was attracted to their huge glass cylinders filled with M&Ms in a multitude of colors. I was mesmerized. Going crazy over choices of colours and what not.


If you’re a big fan of M&Ms, this is heaven for you right here.

There are plenty of cool M&Ms merchandise that you can get here but mind you, it’s quite expensive.


The personalised M&Ms booth are a floor below, when we got there, we were directed by the happy and uber friendly staff to the machine and keyed in whatever we want on the M&Ms. There are 4 different categories of clipart pictures or words to choose from. I decided on 2 clipart pictures, my name and his name.


After payment was made, I filled up my tub with the variety of colours I want available in store. I wish I could empty each and every cylinder in store. Talk about being greedy. LOL!



Once the tub was filled with colourful M&Ms, I was required to press a giant green button where the process take place and boy, I felt like a little kid following instructions and procedures.


Within minutes, the personalized M&Ms was ready. I got me thinking though, “how can the machine tell the difference on which side the message to be printed so that it won’t overlap the ‘m’ letter. Right? I guess the machine has its magical ways to work wonders.


Voilà! My personalised M&Ms for him on this Valentine’s day!


XOXO

JUICIEST BURGER I’VE EVER TASTED!

Hello!


There are several times when me and my fiancé passed by this burger restaurant, we noticed that people were queuing without fail. Me being me,  the temptation and curiosity of trying the burgers increases every time we passed by! I mean, a restaurant that is constantly swarmed with people, it got me thinking: that burger must be damn good right? The thought of it was in my mind since my last trip here, last year. I didn’t get the chance to give it a try.


Few days ago, we’re back here and passed by that restaurant again, and boy, still! people were queuing! I told my fiancé that we HAVE to try! So finally, we took the plunge, we were in line with those people yesterday. Haha!



We waited about 35 minutes, it was freezing cold (5°C) and windy. But we still waited till it was our turn. THIS BURGER BETTER BE GOOD!!!


Patty & Bun is the name of the restaurant, it’s located at;

54, James St London W1U 1HE.

Just about 3 minutes walk from Bond Street Station.


It’s a small restaurant, hence they don’t take any reservation and they don’t take for 10 pax and above. It’s first come first serve basis.



After all that wait and shivering, we were seated and already feeling hungry. Let’s see if it’s worth the wait.


He ordered:

‘Ari Gold’ Cheeseburger – beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, ketchup, Smokey P&B mayo, brioche. £7.50


Omaigod. I’m already drooling.


I had:

‘Smokey Robinson’ burger – Beef patty, cheese, tomato, lettuce, mounds of caramelised onions, ketchup, Smokey P&B mayo, brioche. £8.50.



IT IS THE JUICIEST BURGER EVER!!!

Even my fiancé who is a fan of burgers, couldn’t agree more!

You know what, it was so good that I don’t mind queuing again. I’m the type of person who rarely finish my meal whenever we eat outside and always had to make it to go. Surprisingly, I actually finished it. Burger that size, usually will taste ‘jelak’ half way, but this one, was PERFECT! And it wasn’t dry like any other burger out there. Burger bakar? Nigga please. It was cooked medium rare which make it JUICYYYYYYYYY BABEYHHHHH!


Man, I don’t mind having one now as we speak!


And oh, we also ordered sides, which was ‘Winger Winger Chicken Dinner’. Smoked confit wings with BBQ sauce and spring onions £5.50.


It was also good, the sauce was thick and creamy. (Blurred picture coz we couldn’t wait any longer!)



After I finished my burger, I actually can take one more. Can you believe it? But I decided not to because I’ve been eating TOO much the moment I arrived London. All I did was eat and be a potato couch. Dammit! I don’t know if it’s the weather or I simply love to eat. haha


We didn’t really get to snap pictures inside of the restaurant because we were kinda hungry that we ordered our meals the moment we sat down. Secondly, we were cramped between other customers and our layers of coats. Lastly, this kind of small restaurant with people queuing for it, you basically have to leave ASAP after you’re done. Eat & Go.


We will definitely go again and try the rest that is on the menu like the ‘Lambshank Redemption’ burger.


My oh my.


I ate so much that I feel guilty and went for a jog the next day. 30 minutes later, I went back home coz I was freezing to death. Haha.


XOXO

2014 The Year of Horse

Hello!




Gong Xi Fa Cai!


 We welcome the start of  the year of wooden horse! Chinese zodiac consist of 12-year of cycle animals and the horse is one of it. Wood , metal, fire, water and earth are the elements that these animals interact with. 2014, is the year of wooden horse and the end of water snake year.


It is said by some astrologers that this year will be a fast full year of conflicts and who see wood as providing fuel for the energetic horse. People that were born in the year of horse are said to be animated, active and energetic. They love being in a crowd, they are quick to learn, independent and they have a straightforward and positive attitude towards life. They are known for their communication skills and are exceedingly witty.



Horses are also stubborn. They are usually impatient and hot blooded about everything other than their daily work. They are independent and rarely listen to advice. Failure may result in pessimism. They usually have strong endurance but with bad temper.  Due to a lack of budgetary efficiency, they are not good with matters of finance. Haha.



Fortune Foretelling in 2014

Career: Horse people are easily offended this year even for trifles, and seem not to keep a harmonious relationship with colleagues. Sometimes they doubt themselves too much, leading to a gradual loss of confidence. When finishing a task, they seek confirmation again and again from people around them. In this case, it is suggested to be confident and talk more to family instead of complaining to colleagues. Just keep a low profile, get along well with your boss and be careful of tricks by mean people and then achievements in your job will come.



Wealth: Their financial fortune will be unstable in 2014. It seems that there will be much unexpected cost. Thus to make ends meet comes first When managing money matters, they should consider accepting others’ suggestion. It is necessary to be careful to make any investment. Businesspeople should make a full scheme before making a large amount of investment, because the market will be changeable in the year.


Relationships: The fortune in love life for horse people will be just so-so. If they would like to get married in the year, it is strongly suggested to select an auspicious date according to the dates of birth of the bride and the bridegroom, or they will suffer a lot in marriage. Singles may meet several people that they have feelings for, but none of them are doomed to be their Mr./Ms. Right. If faced with a dilemma, they’d better refer to the idea or suggestion of their relatives and friends. Husband and wife will argue a lot in the year; a focus on communication and mutual understanding can avoid it. For all lovers, mutual trust is the secret for an everlasting relationship.



Health: As they offend “Taisui” this year, they may suffer some discomforts. Some insidious diseases like dermatosis may happen. To avoid that, they’d better have a full physical examination. Besides, they also need to be careful to avoid unexpected injuries by knives and others sharp items. Females should pay attention to problem in urinary system and males need to care more about their stomach. Adjusting their emotions and traveling outside will help with their health as well. They also need to remember not to eat too much for each meal.



Resources were taken from www.travelchinaguide.com. If you wanna read about other Chinese zodiac, do visit that website.


Photos by Huss Zulkifli


Special thanks to The Royal Flush Restaurant in Ara Damansara for allowing us using their restaurant for the shoot!



GONG HEI FATT CHOI!

HUAT AH!!!

XOXO