Monday, September 27, 2021

DIY hair colour | BEAUTYLABO Whip Hair Color Review

 My hair has started greying in my teens--just like mom. Therefore I am constantly on the lookout for great hair colour products to make me look more fresh. Genetics play a big role in premature hair graying.

Normally our hair turns gray when color-producing cells stop producing pigment. In addition, naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide can also build up in the hair, bleaching the colour. Caucasians usually start going gray in mid-30s, Asians in late 30s, and African-Americans in mid-40s. Most have significant graying in their 50s.

Some causes of premature hair graying can be reversible, including vitamin B-12 deficiency or problems with your pituitary or thyroid gland can cause premature graying.

I have always preferred to colour my hair in the comfort of my home. I do not have enough time to sit for hours in the saloon. Furthermore, hair care at home is much safer during this pandemic.

Traditionally, hair colour products contain ammonia or hydrogen hydroxide which makes colour uptake much easier but can damage the mane and release a pungent smell. Hair colour in the paste form can be tricky and messy to apply on my own, resultin in uneven hair colour. Therefore, I prefer whip hair colour.

Commonly, I prefer colouring my hair brown, but I have taken a liking to BEAUTYLABO Whip Hair Color-- olive green. This colour complements my complexion very well.

The whip hair colour comes in fancy candy-colored milkshake-inspired container. Ain't no need more a mirror to use either. I just need to mix and shake the developer and the colour powder together. This produces a fun, fluffy whipped cream like concoction which can be massaged onto my hair. Unlike traditional hair colour, the colouring process is neat-- I don't have to worry about staining the bathroom floor and sink anymore!

I often miss colouring certain hard-to-reach areas such as the inner parts of my hair. But BEAUTYLABO Whip Hair Color is even from roots to hair ends which also looks natural. I also love the aromatic fruity scent combined with rose water. Besides that, my hair does not dry up after colouring. Instead, they look shiny, smooth and moisturised.

BEAUTYLABO Whip Hair Color is the product of Hoyu, a premier hair coloring trend leader originated in Japan which is now popular worldwide. I got mine from Watsons online stores. It is also available in physical stores.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021


Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad (Kulim) celebrates its 88th anniversary by unveiling its five-year transformation plan to become a leading agribusiness player.

As part of the plan, Kulim aims to strengthen its core businesses, create new growth, enhance operational excellence throughout its Group, and pave the way for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2024.

Mohd Faris Adli Shukery, Managing Director of Kulim said one of his first tasks after joining Kulim in October last year was to streamline its strategic direction.


“My goal is for Kulim to strengthen its position as a leading agribusiness player and establish not only a sustainable legacy but also a profitable organization built on the right beliefs and foundation for the next generation,” said Mohd Faris at Kulim’s media briefing in conjunction with Kulim’s 88th anniversary.

Mohd Faris said the streamlining of the business structure includes the divestment of non-core businesses and assets, striking-off dormant or inactive companies, and enhancement of organisation structure, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.


He said while expanding into Upstream, high-value crops and new growth areas - specifically smart or integrated farming and livestock management, Kulim is also venturing into downstream activities that could capture the margin of the entire value chain.

“Despite the challenges of pandemic Covid-19, Kulim registered a growth of 17% in revenue from RM1.21 billion in 2019 to RM1.41 billion in 2020,” said Mohd Faris, adding that the result was due to the resilient manpower of Kulim, aided by the digitalisation programme under the transformation plan.


“We implemented new systems for enhanced management, operations, administration and accounting systems, as well as to further enhance mechanisation and automation by investing more in machinery,” said Mohd Faris.

He said the key to a successful transformation was through recognising the efforts of its employees, aided by digitalisation and mechanisation to increase productivity. While doing so, Kulim is also committed towards the Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) principles and recognise the importance of ESG throughout its organisation.

 “We are committed towards the RSPO and MSPO certifications, investing in Renewable Energy initiatives and working with biodiversity groups, to raise awareness on environmental issues. Kulim also carries out community development initiatives through institutions and programs for the community, children and education, people’s welfare, infrastructure, culture and religion. The company also committed to integrity, Kulim was successfully accredited with the ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System ("ABMS") by SIRIM on the 4 June 2021, “said Mohd Faris.

At the event, Mohd Faris also revealed Kulim’s new logo and corporate video as part of its rebranding exercise to portray a stronger and more prominent Kulim as part of Corporate Malaysia.

Kulim also launched the #kulim88 and #kulimpeduli campaigns to help those who were affected by the pandemic. #kulim88 campaign ended on 29 August while #kulimpeduli starts later this month until the end of December. This campaign targets to assist 1,500 recipients in Malaysia. Both initiatives are collaborations with various foundations namely MyFundAction, Yayasan JCorp, and other strategic local Johor agencies.



Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad (“Kulim”) traces its history back to 1933 when Kulim Rubber Plantations Ltd was incorporated in the United Kingdom. Kulim a wholly owned subsidiary of JCorp, pioneering the sustainable palm oil producers, certified to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”).

Over the years, Kulim has grown to become a diversified plantation company and continues to strengthen its position by securing new hectarage. Kulim Group’s total oil palm planted area boosted to 63,509 hectares at the end of 2020, across Malaysia and Indonesia.

Kulim is looking at the expansion of its plantation segment to agribusiness which includes oil palm, pineapple, other crops, smart farming and livestock whilst driving innovative efforts; set on becoming one of the leading plantation and agribusiness players in Malaysia.

Kulim is focused on developing resilience in the supply chains, protecting revenues and managing profitability while reconfiguring capital allocation for a post-COVID-19 future. Guided by the transformation programme, they will work towards achieving their goal to deliver sustainable long-term returns and value to shareholders as well as other stakeholders.


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

#Kulim88 Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign

 The COVID 19 virus is so microscopic yet the damage done to mankind is one of the most catastrophic in history. Many lose the means to earn a living and are forced to adapt to the unpredictable circumstances. However the pandemic has also brought us together-- it has shown case many philanthropists giving back to the society and supporting the healthcare system.

In conjunction of Kulim (M) Berhad's 88th Anniversary, the tycoon wants to give something big to the community. The #Kulim88 campaign is conceptualised as the tool to reach out to the needy.

Traditionally, palm oil plantations have led to widespread deforestation, water pollution and therefore environmental damage. However, the palm oil industry in Malaysia has a strong presence in global trade. Many research and development has been performed to explore its usefulness. 

New developments include how to make palm oil plantations environmentally friendly. For instance, Kulim (M) Berhad is guided by Vision 30:30 FFB and sustainable agricultural practice-- using crops including oil palm, pineapple, coconut and cattle. For your information, Kulim Berhad is pioneering in the field of RSPO and MSPO which is sustainable palm oil. Other efforts are the usage of biofertiliser and compost. Kulim's  5 guiding principles are People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. 

Palm oil is used widely in food products as it is rich in antioxidants such as beta-carotene, tocotrienols, tocopherols and vitamin E. Examples include cooking oil, margarine, baby formula and supplements.  The palm oil industry is also a big market player in biodiesel production to fuel Diesel engines. 

Do you know that sustainable palm oil is beneficial to: 

- Fulfill Increasing Food Demand

- Support affordable food prices

- Support poverty reduction

- Safeguard social interests, communities and workers by providing job opportunities

- Protects the environment & wildlife

Let’s help the community by joining #kulim88 campaign in which a pledge of RM88,888 is going to be channeled to MyFundAction. Each Social Media post will generate RM1 contribution to the foundation. 

Join with 3 easy steps: 

1. Follow @kulimberhad IG & FB 

2. Use your creativity & positivity by posting on your social media with #kulim88 and tag @kulimberhad

3. Ensure your account is Public. 

Most Likes and Comments will stand a chance to win weekly prizes of RM88 or Grand Prize of RM888. 

10 weekly winners will be announced every 5 days. 

The Campaign starts on 6thof August until 22nd of August 2021. 

I have already done my entries. What are you waiting for? Join now!

More information about Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) here.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Fluffy Baked Donuts

 Soft and fluffy!

Adapted the recipe from here:

But we used melted butter replacing margarine and reduced sugar to 50g.

Mixing dough was made easy using Kenwood Breadmaker. Don’t forget to let the dough rest for an hour. Then shape the doughnuts. Cream cheese was pumped into the center. Let them rest again on the baking paper for 15mins. 

Brush the surface with beaten egg wash.

Bake for 20minutes at 180degree C.

Best served when warm!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Skincare in the COVID era | Clinelle Pureswiss Hydracalm series review

 The delta COVID variant is here! Therefore, most healthcare workers choose to wear N95 and face shield in clinical areas. Unfortunately, this has resulted in a lot of inflammation and maskne. Therefore, good skincare regime is even more vital now.

I have been using Clinelle PureSWISS Hydracalm series for some time now. Let me introduce everyone to the products.

The range contains 3 main active ingredients:
1. Natural hyaluronic acid which can lock in moisture up to 72 hours.
2. Pure Swiss Thermal Spring Water is a hydration booster.
3. Bio-Calm complex calms, restores and strengthens skin’s barrier and defense function.

They make up the powerful 3x HydraCalm action. The effects are seen as early as 3 days after use.

Formulated and manufactured in France, this hydration range features the that aims to effectively restore skin health and penetrates deeper into the skin for longer lasting hydration.

Clinelle Pureswiss Hydracalm cleansing gel

This cleanser is soap-free. It remains foamy yet gentle enough to cleanse impurities and excess sebum without over-stripping skin’s natural moisture. My face feels rejuvenated and hydrated afterwards.

Clinelle Pureswiss Hydracalm serum

Serum provides intense treatment to plump and soften the skin. This serum is lightweight and absorbed quickly for radiant complexion.

Clinelle Pureswiss Hydracalm cream

This cream further boosts lasting skin hydration without being greasy. This is especially great for dehydrated skin to maintain oil water balance. The end result is elimination of fine lines and sebum overproduction-- these are the issues I face having combination skin.

Clinelle Pureswiss Hydracalm sleeping mask

I often work until later in the evening. A 2 min cooling and pampering sleeping mask ensures my skin remains fresh and rejuvenated throughout the night until the next morning. When applied, the mask transforms into water droplets which are easily absorbed by the skin.

Clinelle products are also safe for use as they contain:

No Artificial Fragrance – Contains allergen that may cause irritation to skin
No Artificial Colouring – Increases the risk of skin sensitivity and clog pores
No Comedogenic Ingredients – Clog pores and cause acne
No Mineral Oil – Causes acne
No SD Alcohol – Strips of skin’s natural moisture and causes dryness
No Lanolin – Causes irritation and allergy reaction to skin
No Paraben – May link to health risks

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Comfort Food 鸳鸯肠马来鸡煲饭 | 利园酒家美食外送

 我们家每个星期都追踪《阿范煮饭》面子书特约--上个星期就看了家常便饭齐齐欢-当场就煮了三道美食梅菜排骨扣芋头蒸饭、腊味煲香饭和鸳鸯肠马来鸡煲饭。认识我的朋友们都知道我平时不怎么爱吃饭,可是 利园酒家的鸳鸯肠马来鸡煲饭是我家公认的 Comfort Food。这是饭中经典,非吃不可!

Comfort Food 是我很喜欢用的英文用词。从华语角度来说,直接翻译就成了舒服食物。这类食物吃了畅快、过瘾、也不拘礼数,就像在家里吃一顿大餐一样。吃的很饱,很满足。很有妈妈的家乡味道!







利园酒家Healthcare Forte 的宗旨是把有科学根据的保健食品和产品带给客户。他们家的产品应有尽有,包括生冷或冷冻食品/海鲜、熟食、汤品、酱料、鸡蛋、食物外送、各式饮料、美容护肤品等。

交货日 👇
📣 要哪一天都可以,除了每个星期一 (休息日) & 星期二 (中午)
📣 午餐和晚餐均可

✔ 到店自取 ❌额外收费
✔ 外送到家是使用快递自费服务,快递收费为RM6-RM20

直接PM 👇 :

Tackling Face Mask Skin Problem | Cetaphil Skincare Range

 Face mask wearing protects us against this deadly COVID 19 pandemic. However, wearing masks for long duration without proper skincare routine can wreck havoc on our skin. Common issues are acne, skin peeling, rashes and even pressure injuries! The American Academy of Dermatology Association has an excellent article listing tips to prevent face mask skin concerns.

I have combination skin which verges on oiliness. There are visible enlarged pores and a reflective complexion, due to excessive sebum around the T-zone. However my cheeks can be dry! This results in acne and peeling skin at the same time which has been worsening with prolonged PPE wearing at work. Luckily, Cetaphil has a range of dermatologist approved products to solve my skin problems. There are only 3 simple steps ( Gentle Skin Cleanser > Moisturiser > Sunscreen SPF 50+), namely Cleanse + Moisturize + Protect.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Over washing is a big no-no for me as it worsens dehydration and may lead to even more oil production. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is able to cleanse effectively yet gently without irritating or dehydrating the skin due to its pH balanced formula. It also maintains oil water balance to prevent breakouts.

Other than that, the cleanser is
-Soap-free and fragrance-free
-Ideal for both face and body
-Can be used with or without water (leave on after wiping excess off)

The cleanser also defends against 5 signs of skin sensitivities: weakened skin barrier, irritation, roughness, tightness and dryness. The end result is dry, peeling, red, inflamed, itching or even stinging skin!

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is effective at removing excess oil, dirt as well as light makeup. Double cleansing using an oil-based makeup remover before cleanser is needed for heavy, waterproof makeup.

Regular exfoliation helps to unclog pores and removes dead skin cells. This is important for oily and combination skin. Besides using gentle facial scrubs/clay masks, I use an electric silicon cleanser gently. Exfoliation should be done only 1-2/week initially and can be slowly increased to daily once tolerated to avoid irritation.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Moisturizing is equally important in combination skin. The focus is to use a lightweight non-greasy moisturizer that’s fast-absorbing. Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is non-comedogenic . It can be used on the face and body. It is also formulated to suit the whole family's skincare needs. Besides that, the emollients (sweet almond oil) and humectants help to bind water to the skin for durable hydrating effects using Moisture Lock technology. My skin appears soft and smoother after application up to 48hours. After 1 week, Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream restores my skin's moisture barrier.

Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Light Gel

Sun protection is essential both indoors and outdoors to prevent premature skin aging, pigmentation and over-secretion of sebum. Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Light Gel is lightweight, non-comedogenic, non-greasy and provides broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. This light gel is gentle and can also be used for both face and body. Gel based skincare products are suitable for combination skin. Even though Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Light Gel is water resistant, reapplication is still necessary after perspiring, swimming or towelling.

Cetaphil is a reputable company producing dermatologist-approved skincare solutions. The first product is none other than its iconic Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser developed by a pharmacist in 1947 with ongoing research and development. Now Cetaphil offers face and body moisturizers, cleansers, baby care, sun care and products for common skin issues. The aim is to get healthy skin which is integral to leading a healthy life.

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TeamLab is coming to KL!

  The art collective  teamLab , “ teamLab :  Resonating  Microcosms “ will  be held from 4 th  August to 30 th  November 2022 at Mitsui Shop...