• Brave Tiny Dancer ~ How We Each Other Together (at times)

    There have been far too many times we seen and witnessed how 1 person holds everyone together. Sometimes, we assumed that family holds one another together, strong. However, that is not often the case. Recently we seen the cracks in certain relationship, which have been great for longest time. Just like Trump and Kim Jung Un. Sometimes, we tolerate people for their shortfalls, shortcomings. We tolerated because of love. However, love does not last forever. It could slowly disappear. Whoever you are, you know I am or may be speaking about you. Life is short, I chose to live happily, than the opposite. We will continue to teach our kids…

  • White shoes, black shoes, how about giving them brand new school uniforms first?

    TOP, the No.1 brand in Malaysia brought back-to-school cheer to 500 children from selected NGOs from across the nation, through its ‘A Brighter Future with TOP’ CSR campaign. The campaign is in its 4th year of providing school uniforms and other back-to-school necessities to a total of more than 1,600 children from 18 homes. TOP collaborated with leading retailer, MYDIN to carry out the CSR fund raising campaign from November 15 to December 15, which saw 30 cents from the sales of selected TOP products from all MYDIN outlets nationwide channeled towards providing the back-to-school necessities for children aged between 7 to 17 years from 18 care organizations. The school necessities include a full school kit…

  • Botaneco Garden Combines Organic Chia Seed Oil and Honey For A Deeply Moisturising Hair and Skin Care Experience

    Guardian Malaysia has introduced the Botaneco Garden Organic Chia Seed Oil and Honey range, a nature inspired solution that deeply moisturises and protects dry skin and hair with the benefits of traditional home remedies[1],[2] minus the mess.  Themed ‘Be A Mess Free Beauty’ the launch held at A Cut Above Academy, highlighted the messy challenges of preparing DIY beauty remedies using chia seed and honey in a light-hearted take on YouTube tutorials, while sharing the benefits of the two ingredients for the real problem of dry skin and dry hair.  Air-conditioned environments, showers, blow drying hair on high heat and harsh personal care products that do not suit the skin and…

  • A Fresh Breath, for Malaysia

    The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, YB Steven Sim launched Fresh Breath For Malaysia, a youth empowerment and digital communication campaign by Guardian Malaysia and Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. A recent study of Malaysian dental students found that one in every two suffer from clinical oral malodour or bad breath[1]. Worldwide figures indicate that from 22 percent to 50 percent of the global population suffer from moderate bad breath[2]. Bad breath can have social and psychological effects on suffers including low self-confidence and low self-esteem, and it should be taken seriously[3].  Guardian Malaysia, the largest health, beauty and personal care chain in Malaysia, with more than 400 stores nationwide…

  • Bring Joy Back, Not Germs, a collaboration between Antabax & MBO Cinemas

    Family days out should be fun-filled opportunities for bonding. However, with the rise in communicable diseases such as Hand, Foot & Mouth Diseases (HFMD) the possibility of bringing germs back is increasing. Antabax, Malaysia’s number 1 Halal antibacterial personal care range has introduced the ‘Bring Joy Back, Not Germs’ campaign to teach simple steps that can reduce the spread of communicable diseases, for more joyous and less germy days-out with the family. The worries that parents and caregivers have regarding their children and charges contracting HFMD especially in public areas is well-founded. As of August 16, 2018 statistics from the Ministry of Health Malaysia show that 52,393 children have been…

  • Simple Steps to Reduce Risk of HFMD Infection

    Hand foot and mouth disease, also known as HFMD is most common among babies and children under the age of five. However, it is possible for older children and adults to be affected by HFMD as well[1]. Hence, it is extremely vital to stay clean whenever possible, and one of the simplest ways to do so is using the Antabax auxiliary range. In Malaysia, this disease has affected many families and communities significantly with 35,886 HFMD incidents reported from January until July this year nationwide[2]. Antabax, Malaysia’s number 1 Halal antibacterial personal care range, has an auxiliary range that comprises of a terrific trio of pocket-sized Antabax Antibacterial Cleansing Wipes,…

  • Just to talk about barbers, barbershops

    I visited about 10 barbershops in Klang Valley, Kuching as well as Kota Kinabalu. I did not photograph any of them, mainly I was having my hair cut, or had my face hair trimmed. Also, I prefer to photograph older barbers, and barbershops.  Just my preference. I have a fixed hairstylist I like to go to for now, and I photographed some barbers and barbershops when our twins were going for their hair cut.  They used to like the older barber, but now their taste in style has changed. While visiting the barbershops, I noticed some distinction which would determined if the barber would be able to make it big…

  • Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this solemn moment

    Taken from Nalanda. Pindacāra, the practice of collecting alms-food, is observed by Theravada Buddhist monks who have gone forth from ‘home-life’ to ‘homelessness’. A Buddhist monk is known in Pāli Language as a ‘bhikkhu’ – meaning ‘one who lives on alms’. In Buddhist countries such as Thailand and Myanmar, it is a daily ritual for monks to go on Pindacāra, where they walk through a village from one household to another, allowing devotees to make food offerings. With Pindacāra, Buddhist monks need not worry about food and this afford them time to ponder and practise the Dhamma.  Since the time of the Buddha, lay people have been supporting monks this…