• Day Trip. Ipoh.

    The trip was short, less than 5 hours in Ipoh, and we were out. We were there for Ayam Brand. During lunch, I walked about the area where we were at, Jalan Sambanthan, kind of historic. I was mistaken as Korean and then Japanese during the walk about. The owners of the shops were happy to see me.  Perhaps I was holding a camera. I spoke to some, but some I did not. I spoken to the kids of the homes participated in Ayam Brand campaign, asked about whether I could take pictures of them, they agreed. All pictures taken on LEICA, with manual mode.

  • Team work makes perfect.

    Ayam Brand, famed for its wide range of healthy and convenient, preservative-free canned products is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a nationwide initiative themed, ‘We Care, We Are Family’. The anniversary celebration coincides with the 10th consecutive Ayam Brand™ Charity Campaign. This year’s charity campaign will reach 60 charity homes in 11 locations across Malaysia and Brunei, providing 324,000 healthy meals for charity. The team was in Ipoh for its Perak’s CSR edition as well as a junior chef competition yesterday. In Perak, the recipients include Pusat Jagaan Anak-anak Yatim dan Miskin Nurul Iman, Pertubuhan Baitul Aini Ipoh, Praise Emmanuel Children’s Home, Jawatankuasa Pusat Jagaan Praise Ipoh, Vision Home Ipoh…

  • ‘Cerahi Kehidupan Bersama TOP & MYDIN’ CSR Campaign Exceeds Target

    The ‘Cerahi Kehidupan Bersama  TOP & MYDIN’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme exceeded its target of collecting RM40,000 in funds to provide 400 underprivileged children from 18 charity homes nationwide with a complete school kit of uniform, shoes, socks and bag. The additional amount of more than RM 10,000 in funds was used to provide school kits to 40 children from two more charity homes bringing the total number to 440 children from 20 charity homes. 

  • M Boutique M Hits M Misses

    Decided to give ourselves a treat with staying in Ipoh for a night, after spending 2 nights in Georgetown. While looking for another home stay in Ipoh, which I could not find anything as great as Spices Residence in Georgetown, kind of sad, we settled for M Boutique. Read reviews from friends on FB that it has great decor and ID, with great services, so we decided to give it a shot. Talking about the location.

  • 4 orphanages in Perak to benefit from 2 months supply of Ayam Brand products

    Ayam Brand, a household name in Malaysia for 121 years, famed for its wide range of nutritious, no added preservative and no added MSG canned food products is on a mission to help more people, beginning with the underprivileged, rediscover the great taste, convenience and nutritional benefits of fish through its ‘Tasty Fish, Healthy Diet’ Community Care Campaign 2013.

  • When Retna Asked, “What you wanna do on your birthday?”

    “Let’s head to Penang, have the nice char kuey teow, hokkien mee, duck noodle and then Ipoh for bean sprout chicken, bla bla bla…” I said. “Ooook, you sure about this?” said Retna. “Yep.  Also I wanna head to Penang to visit some heritage sites, I wanna document them,” I said further. Before Retna can change her mind by telling me that I have to think of something else to celebrate my 39th birthday, I woke her up at 4:30am, left the house at 5am and reached Georgetown at 8:45am, for our first Hokkien Mee at 1 Corner, Jalan Bawasah. We also had lor bak, char kuey teow, kuih chap,…

  • Start The Kids Earlier, So They Could Cook

    We have the opportunity working on Ayam Brand Healthy Meals campaign for 2012 again. A wonderful experience not just working with aboutcom team in coming out with the ideas, concept and also the fun of implementing the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative for client. Just completed the third leg media launch yesterday in Ipoh, for the Perak state recipients. Besides working with the recipients, we also developed a closed friendship with some of them, which we still keep in touch with some of them.  

  • Kara Karaoke (really fun, enjoyed it!)

    The last time that we stepped into karaoke outlet was last year.  After aboutcom team did really well for many projects, we took everyone in the office out for lunch & karaoke session at RedBox. This time, we have Facebook friends from Bangkok, Ipoh, Kajang, Petaling Jaya and Puchong gathered for a karaoke session.  Seriously, we had this session after thinking that we could meet and catch up, singing was not the main thing.  Guess what, singing became so the main focus, as we discovered who could really sang well.