• Ministry of Wine

    www.ministryofwine.com.my is believed to be among the largest wine e-commerce platforms in Malaysia aiming to list more than 5,000 labels of wine in the coming months. Selections will include both Old and New World wines unmatched by any physical wine retailer locally and is expected to be a growth driver for the Group who sees this as the ideal gateway in kick-starting their venture into F&B technology leveraging on the likes of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Digital Payments and Blockchain technology to name a few. According to Executive Director, Benson Tay, the Group which has established its foothold in the food & beverage, entertainment and lifestyle…

  • Celebrate Spring with Antabax

    The blooming of the Sakura tree is a sign of the coming of spring and is considered to be a symbol of good fortune, while the Sakura flower has long been synonymous with youthful beauty. The Sakura or cherry blossom are part of the rose family (Rosaceae). While roses represent the beauty of the west, Sakura blossoms represents the beauty of the east. This spring, be an elegant beauty of the east with Antabax White Gentle Care Antibacterial Shower Cream and Soap range. Enriched with Sakura extract, this gentle and caring body cleansing line protects skin from germs, without stripping skin of its natural oils, while moisturizing for dewier-looking skin.…

  • Shop Online Securely (SOS) this Lunar New Year

    Every festive season turns into a shopping frenzy, and the action has moved increasingly online. With the convenience of online payment and in-app purchases, with delivery to your door, comes the very real risk of cybercrime, with you as the target. Everyone loves a great deal during the Lunar New Year, and throughout the year. For cyber criminals, your frenzied shopping to get all the items you need delivered before the festivities begin is a prime opportunity. This is because in the euphoria and adrenaline rush of shopping, you will be more likely to make basic mistakes that can expose your personal data. General Manager for Kaspersky Lab Southeast Asia,…

  • alt-J, Tokyo

    During one of the work lunches, client asked me what concert I would like to watch in 2017, I said alt-J, that was in January 2017.  We waited for a while until alt-J announced the Asia tour, and we checked which locations we would like to attend, picked Japan, as we could bring the kids along for their first Japan experience, while we watch the concert. The challenge to buy tickets for concerts in Japan is always a challenge – language as generally no English in the ticketing website.  So after some trial, bought the tickets from a ticket agents with some handling fee.  The tickets were mailed to me…

  • Learning about nakedness

    Naked, is a taboo. While my mother does not allow me to see her naked while I was growing up, as she told me, it is not right, because I should not see any woman without the clothes on. I wanted to tell my mom that I have seen her naked when I was born, and same goes for her, she has seen me naked as a child. I used to swim in the public pool in Kuala Lumpur, where I used to encounter naked men bathing, walking about.  I used to think it was strange where these men wanted someone to look at them naked. However, I took nakedness…

  • 東京へようこそ

    The last time Retna and I were in Tokyo was in 2013, when we came to experience Japan for the first time.  I came to Nagoya and Kyoto in 2014 for work. While I really love Japan, I could not find enough reason to come back.  However, since Taipei, Hong Kong were not on the interest of the children, and we took them to Rome, and told them so much about Japan experience, they asked us, let’s do Japan. We arrived at Tokyo after a few movies that I watched and had really good laugh during the flight, until the twins told me, I have to lower my laugh. November…

  • Take pictures to remember Jakarta

    I do not like Jakarta. I have been there, sat through the heavy traffic jam as well as attended a meeting of which the person forgot that I was there, so my experience with Jakarta was like empty, or empty-handed kind of relationship. In November, I was given a chance to be there again, this time for work.  Even the previous trip to Jakarta was also for work.  It is not really a destination for holiday.  Unless you are from a really advanced city, wanting to experience living in a city with 9.6million people. I did some checking on internet, it offers seriously up market pub and night life in…

  • 红与金 RED & GOLD

    I personally got to know Jerome Kugan, many years back, while Retna and I attended a poetry session hosted at a cafe in Bangsar.  He was on stage on an emotional content, which I do not really remember the content, but I remember the expression, anger and even the passion in the content. After several years, in one of the hosted lunch organised at our home, we had Jerome as well as the others over.  We got to know him a bit better and more. We are truly glad when he posted on the social media that he would be hosting his first solo collection, with the theme, RED &…