Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Laughing My Head Off HARD at KLIC Fest' 2015

If you enjoy Stand-up Comedy as much as I do, then you will love the Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival (KLIC Fest) 2015. Curated by Harith Iskander, Godfather of Malaysian Stand-Up Comedian, KLIC Fest 2015 housed the BIGGEST International Comedy Festival in the region with over 60 of the World's Funniest Comedians from 14 Different Countries.

KLIC Fest 2015 is held from the September 16th to 23rd 2015.


I am very proud to say my last weekend was very well spent one.
It is all thanks to Tammy Lim for highlighting to me about this event and Christopher Tock in getting me the media passes to watch all three comedies held at Manhattan Ballroom Berjaya Times Square Hotel last September 20th.

You will laugh if you knew that I did some research on comedians prior to the event. As much as I enjoy watching Stand-up Comedies, I am only familiar to selected comedians such as Douglas Lim, Jeff Dunham (can someone bring him back to KL next time, please?) and of course, Harith Iskander. So when everyone was saying Ong-als, the Korean Babbling Quartet is one not to be missed, I must see it for myself.


Jarred Fell stands out from the rest because of his style of mix Comedy and Magic. His strongest show has always been the game cards, but he threw in a coin guessing game just to keep things interesting.
I wouldn't say his show is safe for family but that made his show the way it is :)

Funny, Sexy, slightly 19 x Rated with a little plot twist :D

I love how Jarred engaged with his audience alot and the way he brings us on a roller coaster ride; as if he is a newbie in hocus pocus and NOTHING like that in the end.
If you are a magic and comedy fan, this is one show you should stay till the end.

I LOVE THE ONG-ALS! 


Putting aside the fact that I am a HUGE Korean fan, THEY ARE REALLY FREAKING GOOD! Initially I hesitated on how they will turn out but I am glad that I was wrong. They have proven that language and cultural barriers does not stop people from all walks of life from enjoying comedy.
The Ong-als appear to be man-babies with individual personalities, dressed in baby jump suits and babble throughout their show.

By only using mimes and hilarious facial expressions, they got us all in stitches. They further blew us off our seats with amazing beatbox and juggling abilities. I have forgotten when was the last time I laughed so hard; my cheeks and jaws hurts until the next day!

They are also the most humble people I have ever met. Everyone was on their feet applauding away when the Ong-als "kow-towed" on the stage as a sign of thank you and respect. They even paid particular attention on Mr Boyfie during the photography session
(I know he is cute but the reason was the Korea flag's on his T-shirt) XD

*Photography session with the Ong-als*

I am so thankful to catch them on their last performance in KLIC Fest because it was really good show.

Last but not least, was the LAUGH MALAYSIA Gala Night. 

This is the highlight of KLIC Fest's 2015 everyone has been anticipating. The crowd was so much larger compared to the previous shows and I have noticed a number of celebrities there such as Amber Chia and Adibah Noor.

With our Malaysian Harith Iskander as the spokes person, he introduced EIGHT comedians from worldwide, Gina Yashere, Paul Ogata, Tom Rhodes and many more.

One of my favourite comedians*

My biggest weakness in understanding international comedy would be the language barrier and lack of GK in world's issue. Anyhow, not all is lost. I could still join the crowd when the comedians touch on our local national news. Having this opportunity has given me a whole new insight on cultural exchange, which I find very interesting.

*Group Selfie with Blogger buddy, Sharon Lee*

The last day of KLIC Fest' 2015 would be on tomorrow (23rd September 2015). The shows will be held at THE BEE, BLACK and WHITE BOX (Publika) and CRACKHOUSE in TTDI with price of RM70/ RM55/ RM38 depending on locations and seats.
Do not miss this last chance!

P/s: Get 20% off purchase with your MAYBANK CARD

SMS 012-2432898 to watch all comedy performance at only RM98 per day per person!

You can get the tickets from their website HERE
or
For more information, do check out their
Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival (KLIC Fest) Facebook page

Til my next blog post
:)

Juneci

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

BAUSCH & LOMB BioTrue ONEday Lenses [EVENT]


The recent launching of BAUSCH & LOMB BioTrue lastest product last August 22nd has been a much anticipated event. In the latest launching, BAUSCH & LOMB proudly presents Biotrue ONEday, a premium daily disposable contact lens which has all the benefits from the breakthrough in bio-inspired innovation. Biotrue ONEday lens is made from HyperGel (combination of the both Hydrogels and Silicone Hydrogels)


  • Biotrue ONEday lens contains 78% water resembling of the human cornea. 
  • The design of the lens outer surface mimics the lipid layer of tear film, which prevents dehydration of the lens while delivering 100% amount of oxygen the open eye needs. 
  • The outstanding permeability allows comfort up to 16 hours, surpassing that of the country's best-selling brand of contact lens. 

For people who constantly work in front of a computer screen, here is something good for you. The unique high definition optics of Biotrue ONEday lens reduces halos and glare in low light as well, allowing exceptional clear vision at all time. 

Group photo with Bausch + Lomb Marketing Director, Jay Mee Chuah and spokeslady

I always look for UV protection enhanced lens because UV protection is the hype of everything now XD It also protects us against harmful UV rays that will lead to long term damage to our eyes and I am glad that Biotrue has considered that :)


If you have been a follower on my Instalgram and Facebook Fan page, you will know that BAUSCH & LOMB Biotrue had this free giveaway of 5 pairs ONEday contact lenses upon registering on their tablet in front of Candylicious, near the old wing of One Utama :)

Here is a discount voucher of 20% for purchase of BAUSCH & LOMB Biotrue ONEday lens for all my readers :)
You can find the selected authorized optical shops on this LINK.
*Valid til 31st October 2015*

BAUSCH & LOMB Biotrue ONEday Lens is available from 10th August at all leading Optical Outlets nationwide at RM125 per box of 30 pieces.


*FREE Biotrue Gym Bag with 4 boxes of Biotrue ONEday lens purchase.

*Disclaimer: Image from Bausch and Lomb Official Facebook page*
Don't forget to participate in their contest and stand a chance to win many interesting prizes!
Contest ends 27th September 2015*

To those who have missed this event, not to worry.
BAUSCH & LOMB is going to launch another new monthly disposable colour contact lens called the Lacelle Jewel. There will be many interesting activities including special appearances of celebrity guest artists (Atikah Suhaime; Top 5 Popular TV actress in ABPBH 2014 and Joyce Chu, known for her famous performance "Malaysian Chabor") and performance by Soul Crazy, Malaysia's Award Winning Hip Hop Dance Group.

*Disclaimer: Image from Bausch and Lomb Official Facebook page*


Me doing some simple eye exercise :p

In conjunction to the Biotrue ONEday lenses launching,  BAUSCH & LOMB will be running the "Bousch + Lomb Care For Your Eyes" viral via Facebook campaign from 11th August to 30th September. This campaign aimed to create awareness on the importance in caring for our eyes by practicing some simple eyes exercise. For every video uploaded during the campaign period,  BAUSCH & LOMB will donate RM5 to the Malaysian Association for the Blind.
This is a good cause and I feel we should play a part in contributing to the less fortunate.

Just post a video of yourself doing the Eye Exercise and #bauschandlombmalaysia & #careforyoureyes plus tag THREE of your friends to do the same. 

It's that Easy!

So here is my video.
video
I would like to challenge my beauty buddies Sharon Lee, Maple and Bee Lee Chua to do this.
Let's do it, girls :)

For more information on Malaysian Association for the Blind, please log onto
http://mab.org.my/


*So happy to meet my blogger buddy, Sharon at the event <3

About Bousch + Lomb
Bousch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, is a leading global eye health organization that is solely focused on protecting, enhancing and restoring people's eyesight. Our core businesses include ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. We develop, manufacture and market one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in our industry with products available in more than 100 countries. Bousch + Lomb (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. is one of 43 global offices distrubuting professional and consumer eye health brands such as Biotrue, PureVision, Softlens, Lacelle, Renu and many more. 

FACEBOOK | WEBSITE

xoxo
Juneci

Thursday, 10 September 2015

SKINSOUL C-JELLO Collagen Jelly Bar [REVIEW]

We all know Collagen is important in maintaining youth, keeping our skin supple as well to facilitate wound healing. If you don't, now you know. 
Collagen is the main component of fibrous connective tissues found in skin, bones and cartilage. It ensures cohesion, elasticity and promote regeneration of the skin, bone and cartilage.


Today I would like to share with you a Collagen restoring supplement made in KOREA,
C-Jello by SkinSoul.
That is my favorite country really <3

There are many types of Collagen and their individual functions
Type I Bones, Tendons, Ligaments and skin
Type II Cartilages and structure of the eyes
Type III Liver, Lung and Arteries
Type IV Kidney and several internal organs
Type V Surface of cells, hair and placenta

Loss of Type I Collagen will have many undesirable effects
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Breast sagginess
- Muscle soreness
- Joint and muscle stiffness
- Delay in wound healing
- Frequent fatigue
- Brittle nails
- Hair loss and brittle

Normal collagen has a molecular weight of more than 300,000 Da and any molecules of more than 20,000 Da cannot be absorbed by the cells, hence unable to be utilized by our body efficiently.

However, C-Jello's molecular weight is between 500-3,000 Da, making it an absorbable collagen substance.

High emphasize has been made in ensuring the product standards and preserving and enhancing the nutritional value of the collagen. The molecules are also structurally more stable and concentrated to ensure delivery of maximum benefits and lower chance of product degradation.

Consumption of C-Jello helps to:
Delay the aging process caused by external factors such as harmful UV rays, free radicals, stress and pollutants.
Restore skin's firmness, elasticity and smoothness.
Stimulates skin renewal process for younger and more youthful appearance
reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Lightening of dark spots and pigmentation
Improve overall health and suppleness of the skin


One  C-Jello box contains 15 sachets and each one is 20g, containing 2500mg of Hydrolysed Collagen Peptide and other essential nutrients.

Active ingredients of C-Jello
 German Fish Collagen
Artichoke extract (Cynara Scolymus Leaf extract)
 Mulberry extract (Morus Alba Leaf extract)
Melon concentrate
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Hyaluronic Acid Mixture (Sodium Hyaluronate)
Peach concentrate (Prunus Persica Fruit Extract)
Rice Bran extract (Oryza Sativa Bran Oil)
Pear concentrate (Pyrus Pyrifolia fruit extract)


R E V I E W

I have tried before a few brands of collagen jelly and personally, I like the taste. Smooth texture of almost Konnyaku Jelly, I am pretty that children and adults will enjoy it. The fruity taste is not heavy and good news for those who like peach; you are going to love this. :)

Comes in attractive individual packaging, it is very easy to carry about and I often carry two sachets with me whenever I go out for work or leisure. No more missed dose to beauty <3

 
Before                                                         After

The results is not obvious but certainly noticeable after 2 weeks. I used to have acne breakout with old scars. During the 2 weeks quest, I noticed that there are less acne breakout and my complexion is slightly more dewy

. Of course, this results comes with healthy eating (suppressing impulsive eating of sweet and spicy food orz) and lifestyle.

C-Jello is available at RM 315.88 inclusive of GST at all SkinSoul outlets.
                                                                                                                                                                

Common Q&A 

  1. C-Jello's relatively low molecular weight allows delivery of more than 99% absorption into the body and skin.
  2. It contains Type 1 Collagen which is highly beneficial to our skin. Type I collagen does not burn fats, but instead, it assist on building body muscles by using the excess calories in the body. The theory is if collagen protein nourishes the muscles, the nourished muscle will burn of the excessive calories in our body.
  3. Type I collagen although is found mainly in skin, tendon and muscles, it helps to speed up recovery of muscle and joint pain. type II collagen would be more appropriate in supporting joints and treating arthritis. C-Jello is extremely supportive for athletes as it replenishes the depleted proteins after intense workout.
  4. Contains 30mg of Vitamin C in each sachet.There are NO Chemical Presence in production of  C-Jello, it is 100% natural and is classified as food grade ingredients.
  5. It is recommended a daily dose of 5-10mg of collagen, equivalent to 2 sachets (5000mg) to maximum 4sachets (10,000mg)
  6. Hydrolysed collagen is water soluble, therefore easily absorbed by body. If consumed excess C-Jello, the excess will be excreted.
  7. If you are looking for supplements that compliments C-Jello in skin and joint health boosting, Omega-3, protein and antioxidants are perfect partners.
  8. Containing appx 26.5kcal per sachet vs a can of soda, which is 110 kcal per can (250mls) its would be difficult to gain weight if recommended dosage is followed.
  9. As C-Jello uses German fish as one of their active ingredients, there is a risk of developing allergic reaction to it (pimple breakout near hairline within 24hours) but this is uncommon and only affects less than 1% of collagen users.
  10. A recommended 12 weeks program of regular C-Jello consumption will help reduce deep wrinkles. For micro wrinkle, effect is almost immediately.
  11. Hyaluronic acid is derived from culture of micro organisms

Here's some good news for my readers. 
Quote '#SSJuneci' the next time you walk into their outlet and redeem a complimentary SkinShield Travelling Set (worth RM100) with a minimal purchase of RM100 in a single receipt. 

You can also purchase the Skin Shield Travelling Set at RM388 (Rp: RM500)
All you have to do is show them that you have followed this blog and like their Facebook.

For more info, do check out their website or the nearest SkinSoul outlet.
 Parkson ( Pavilion KL, Nu Sentral KL, IOI City Mall, Holiday Plaza Johor, 1st Avenue Penang ), Metrojaya and Boutique Level LG077 ( Midvalley Megamall )

WEBSITE | www.skinsoul.com.my     
xoxo
Juneci

*This is a sponsored post. All evaluations are based on my honest opinions and experiences* 

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Going on budget spending with Worthy Book [F&B Edition]

I believe some of you, especially consumers who are on constant lookout for budget products, have came across Worthy Book. 
With the drop in our nation's currency value and hike in price with the not so Good Smiling Tax , it is important to spend wiser than ever to prevent our wallets burn before our next pay slip.

As a beauty lover, it is difficult to be not impulsive on spending, whether it's a new lipstick or latest BB Cushion on the block. We may have only 1 face, but lipsticks and eyeliners are never enough. Thanks to those constant discounts and sales, we are able to sustain our very high maintenance 'hobby'. 

I have heard of Worthy Books [Ladies Edition] frequent enough to know it's a booklet of deals, offers and freebies related to, well, ladies' stuff. 
Shopping, Beauty, Fashion, Health and Wellness. 
It was only recently I discover that Worthy Book has the FnB edition as well. To cater for food lovers and cafe hoppers I supposed. Anyhow, I was asked to review this F&B edition and since we all live to eat anyway, I decided to give it a try.

First look, the FnB edition of Worthy Book seemed too good to be true. With up to 180 vouchers at various cafes and restaurants, it sounds like a good deal to me. They categories the index by Food Categories (Western, Chinese, Desserts, Cafes/ Bakeries, etc), Area, Mall and States. 
For the outlets' vouchers, they are arranged according to the Food Categories, to which I find very helpful.

As I received this booklet at the very last minute (less than a week before the expiry of the vouchers), I could only try out 2 food outlets; the Capricciosa and Once Upon A Milkshake. 
I chosed these two places because it's something Mr Boyfie and I have not try before and so happen, we were in Sunway Pyramid for the Animangaki event. There is a total of 14 F&B outlets in Sunway Pyramid listed in this FnB edition; 4 vouchers per outlet. 

CAPRICCIOSA
This place serves pasta and pizzas the Italian style. It's almost like the Italiannies, which also sells pasta and pizzas. Only one voucher could only be redeemed per table and not applicable for any other promotions or discounts. It is also not applicable on the eves and the day of public holiday; I could not understand the reason behind this. We went to Capricciosa on the 29th August. Should we decided to go the day after, the vouchers would be void due to our National Independence Day which falls on the 31st August (also the last day to use this booklet).

We were deciding to use between the 50% off Pizza or Buy 1 Free 1 Pasta voucher, when the waitress informed us that we could only use the Buy 1 Free 1 Pasta voucher for selected pasta category only. What's more disappointing was they were also having an internal promotion (Buy 1 Free 1 any main course). We did not use the Worthy Book voucher in the end because their internal promotion was better. However, I must say their food was pretty decent and fill our tummies.



 
We had a BBQ Chicken Pizza and Creamy Porcini Pasta along with a Chocolake Milkshake plus Soup of the Day. All together cost less than RM50 for two. 


ONCE UPON A MILKSHAKE
After the main course, we decided to give one last try on the desserts. Once Upon a Milkshake was a good experience. They have various and unique flavours to one's taste buds.
We went for the Durian Milkshake in Regular (RM15) and used the voucher to redeem a mini Hazel Nutella (worth RM6.90). The mini milkshake may seemed small in size, but the texture is so thick and creamy that it compliments in volume with the Regular size. *Remember, we just had our pasta and pizzas earlier*

The Durian Milkshake has a powerful punch; it is almost similar of eating the durian itself. Both of us love it so much, and I highly recommend this to all Durian lovers.


In the end, we only paid RM15 for our both beverage. It is actually worth the cost because of the quality of every milkshake made and frankly, I have not tasted other good milkshake besides Johnny Rockets's. 
Once Upon a Milkshake is not restrictive over their flavour selection when using the voucher, which made me love it even more. 

Overall Thoughts

Overall, the deals are more suitable if you are going out as a family or in a group of friends. They have a lot of rebate with terms and condition of spending above some certain amount, which is usually above something we both could not finish. Read up the terms and conditions behind the vouchers prior use.
The vouchers, as you have read on the Capricciosa, sound good but may not be the best offer at times. This usually happens when a celebration event draws near such as Parent's Day and National Independence Day. Hence, look out for what's best for you so that you don't spend unnecessarily. After all, you are the one who is doing the paying.

The FnB edition is only limited to areas in KL/ Putrajaya and Selangor. Hence, the chances of vouchers wastage due to distant locations is pretty low. For Rm29.90 per booklet , it is considered value for money. However, you must be willing to travel if you intend to use the vouchers to the fullest. As for me, I only eat out during weekends and only in places near me. Therefore, I am not be able to fully utilize this booklet to it's purpose. However, it allows me to discover new places to eat as how I discovered Once Upon A Milkshake.

As for the short review date, it is partially my fault as I should have been more observant of the expiry date. Personally, I think this review process is pretty unfair as it's not right to offer bloggers something so close to the expiry date to begin with. It was less than 2 weeks from the date of first email to the expiry date. By the time I receive the booklet (2014-2015 edition), I have only remaining 5 days to do the review. Minus my 3 working days where I usually eat at home. I hope this will not repeat and consider lesson learnt. 

Here is my honest review.

Worthy Books [FnB Edition] is available at all major bookstores (MPH, Borders, Times, Popular, Kinokuniya) and selected myNEWS.com and 7-11 outlets in KL and Selangor. 

More information on Worthy Book



xoxo
Juneci  

*This is a sponsored post. All evaluations are based on my honest opinions and experiences*