Thursday, June 6, 2019

THOMAS & FRIENDS™ALL ABOARD THE MALAYSIA BOOK OF RECORDS

Selamat Hari Raya to all my Muslim friends and happy holidays to friends. It's Friday and this morning was raining and it didn't stop me from son having a nice morning walk together. My kids are fans of Thomas & Friends, sharing is caring the other day I won a toy set of Robot Rescue Thomas, I uploaded the video to my youtube you can visit the link above to check out the toy. 
Thomas & Friends™ earns a spot in the Malaysia Book of Records with the Largest Thomas & Friends™ Diorama. (from left to right): Nurul Fatihah Binti Mahmood, Research Analyst, Malaysia Book of Records; Buvaneswaren Naidu, Assistance Manager Digital Marketing & IT, Malaysia Book of Records; Ho Shu Ting, Marketing Manager for Infant & Pre-School at Mattel Southeast Asia Pte. Ltd.; Patrick So, General Manager, 1 Utama Shopping Centre.

Thomas & Friends™ steams into the Malaysia Book of Recordswith the Largest Thomas & FriendsDiorama. The impressive over 50 square metres display built with the newly launched Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ will be at the Ground FloorCentre Court, Old Wing at 1 Utama Shopping Centre from now until 10 June 2019. If you’re thinking of embarking on an adventurewith your children this school holidays, visit Thomas’ Holiday Adventure for a day of entertainment and adventure. 

The record-breaking Largest Thomas & Friends™ Diorama in Malaysia, available at the Ground Floor of the Centre Court, at the Old Wing in 1 Utama Shopping Centre.


“With some huffing and puffing we’ve built the largest Thomas & Friends™diorama with the Thomas & Friends™ TrackMastersets, making our mark in the Malaysia Book of Records.With this achievement, we look to continue stirringchildren’simaginations on the bigger world around them through the wonder and awe of trains. We hope that all little engineers nationwide will learn the importance of friendship and teamwork with Thomas on their adventure through the wonders of childhood,” said Ho Shu Ting, Marketing Manager for Infant & Pre-School at Mattel Southeast Asia Pte. Ltd. (Mattel). The record-breaking diorama was made possible with the launch of the new Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™. 

 The brand-new range features battery-operated track systems with adaptable, connected tracks, allowing track builders to mix-and-match multiple box sets into one large, connected world. Thomas & Friends™ TrackMasterlooks to encourage creativity and inspire fans to create their very own world of Thomas, with new engines,new tracks, and new innovations planned as additions to the existing line-up yearly
 
Recently celebrating his 74th birthday, Thomas has been entertaining children worldwide from the island of Sodor. With Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster, the new steam team (Thomas, Percy, James, Gordon, Nia, Rebecca, and Emily) will continue the momentum set by Thomas’ Global Adventures, ensuring inclusivity and speaking to a broader audience globally. In conjunction with his recent birthday, Thomas is inviting fans to discover the largest Thomas & Friends™ diorama and see the Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ in action at 1 Utama Shopping Centre. From 10AM to 10PM, from now up to 9June 2019, kids can meet and go on a ride with life-sized replicas of Thomas and his friends, experience the unique glow-in-the-dark tunnel, and watch as Thomas races around the world in the record-breaking diorama.  

Talking of birthday this month June is Father's Day and it's also my youngest son birthday. Not long ago we brings the kids and my parents my 2nd brother to 1 Utama Shopping Centre. It's my parents and 2nd brother first time to visit the shopping centre and it's their lucky day to see the largest Thomas & Friends™diorama with the Thomas & Friends™ TrackMastersets.

Other than the roadshow, fans across Malaysia can get their very own Thomas & Friends™ TrackMastersets at major toy retailers, departmental stores, and e-commerce platforms. They can also visit the Thomas & Friends Facebook Page(https://www.facebook.com/sea.thomasandfriends) to learn more about Thomas.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

McDonald's Malaysia Drive-Thru On-the-Go Lifestyles

Ronald McDonald; Felina Lim, Senior Director of Operations of McDonald’s Malaysia; Siti Hajar binti Johor, representative from the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR); Azmir Jaafar, Managing Director and Local Operating Partner of McDonald’s Malaysia; and Andrew Samuel, Director of Operations of McDonald’s Malaysia after it was announced that McDonald’s Malaysia successfully set a new record for the “Largest Participation for a Drive-Thru Challenge in 24 Hours”  during the Drive-Thru Weekend Challenge held from 26-28 April.

Good day to dear readers and visitors, how's your day? Everyone has got busy lifestyle, and most people having the on-the-go lifestyle. We want to have a quick grab of food and meal if possible whenever we are in the rush. No worry you know there's McDonald's drive-thru it is very convenient for everyone these days.


McDonald's Malaysia is placing greater focus in its Drive-Thru business across the country in response to changing trends among customers who are increasingly seeking convenience, as well as fast and friendly service to complement their on-the-go lifestyles.


Busy mom life doesn't stop me from doing what I love. I go to the McDonald's drive-thru to buy food for my son. By the way do you know McDonald’s Malaysia is placing greater focus in its Drive-Thru business across the country in response to changing trends among customers who are increasingly seeking convenience, as well as fast and friendly service to complement their on-the-go lifestyles. The quick service restaurant’s leadership in the Drive-Thru business was further amplified during the recent Drive-Thru Weekend Challenge held from 26-28 April. Over the three days, a total of 473,860 cars zoomed off with their favourite McDonald’s meal from 167 McDonald’s Drive-Thru restaurants nationwide. The number of cars, if parked bumper to bumper, would be roughly equivalent to 150 times the length of the first Penang Bridge.


According to McDonald’s Malaysia Managing Director and Local Operating Partner Azmir Jaafar, the company is targeting to open 20 new McDonald’s Drive-Thru restaurants this year. This will complement the existing 167 Drive-Thru restaurants already in operations today.


“The Drive-Thru segment of our business has seen significant growth since the opening of our first Drive-Thru restaurant at McDonald’s Titiwangsa in 1988. And since then, the Drive-Thru segment has no doubt become an important key driver for the company, as Drive-Thru window sales contribute close to 50% of total sales for all 167 McDonald’s Drive-Thru restaurants. On top of that, we are seeing an average of 10 percent year-on-year growth in our Drive-Thru sales for 1Q 2019,” said Azmir.


“By 2021, McDonald’s Malaysia aims for 70 percent of all McDonald’s restaurants nationwide to be Drive-Thru restaurants,” added Azmir.


McDonald’s Malaysia places greater focus in its Drive-Thru business across Malaysia in response to changing trends among customers who are increasingly seeking convenience, as well as fast and friendly service to complement their on-the-go lifestyles.

Congratulations to McDonald's for successfully setting a new record on 27 April for the highest vehicle count accessing McDonald's Drive-Thru restaurants over the course of 24 hours, with a total of 164,235 vehicles. This led the company to be officially recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records for achieving the "Largest Participation for a Drive-Thru Challenge in 24 Hours".


An exciting consumer activation in conjunction with the Drive-Thru Weekend was also launched on the McDonald’s app from 17-30 April. The Drive-Thru Hero Challenge created much excitement amongst consumers as it encouraged them to drive-thru and check-in at as many McDonald’s Drive-Thru restaurants as possible to stand a chance of being among the Top 10 Drive-Thru Heroes. With 1 stop equalling 10 points, the Top 10 Heroes received cash based on their points. For others, every 5 stops at McDonald’s Drive-Thru unlocked offers on McDonald’s menu items.


McDonald's Malaysia had previously held the record for most vehicles participating in a Drive-Thru Challenge in August 2008, where 18,677 vehicles drove up to 53 McDonald's restaurants nationwide from 12pm to 3pm. A year prior, the record was 7,186 vehicles passing through 49 McDonald's Drive-Thru restaurants between 12pm to 2pm.


McDonald's Drive-Thru gives the convenient not just to parent but also to working adults too. Many of my friends have got morning rush to work, there's no way they can have their meal on time so they drive-thru to purchase meals to bring office to eat.


Nevertheless, we need to stay organized but being on the go can make it hard to stay organized when you have so many places to go and do in so little time. The list goes on for mom on the go like school drop off, pick up, sports, tuition, park days etc. When you have an on the go lifestyle, you can think of McDonald's Drive-Thru.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Family first? Have you think of you family?

Good evening to dear readers and followers. It's been a busy week indeed, busy lifestyle for me as my boys are school morning class for the youngest and Sean is schooling on afternoon class. That's not all, their tuition timing also different, so busy that I am alone handling both of them.

There's a lot to consider when you want to start a business. Recently some friends seek for my advice whether they should start the business or not. It's important to know whether there's capital for the business or not. Not just that also to look back on the previous business done whether it's been failing or making money. So many aspects that we need to look into also the family too.

Though we says that never give up on any failure. There's failure only there's success however if it's long term of failing, don't you think it's better to let it go. Not everyone is capable of being a business owner. Because of continuous of failing, and there's debt. You wouldn't want to burden your family.

Though I am not the best advisor, I know starting a business it not easy. There's need of cash flow to support the business. For example you are opening up a restaurant, you need to pay for the rent, renovation, staffs, utilities bills. If you have the cash flow that enough to support for the next six months or even longer perhaps you can come up with the proposal just in case you need a bank loan? Just saying...

This is just my personal opinion.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

PETPET intoroduces Brand New Line of Comfort for Love Ones

Patt Sue Ann (First left) Commercial Director of DSG Malaysia, Dahlia Shazwan (Third Right) and Yeoh Aik Cheong, Managing Director of DSG Malaysia, together with mothers and baby models, presenting PETPET’s new range of baby diapers.
 PETPET introduced its new and improved range of diapers that promises to keep the little ones happy and comfortable for longer periods of time. The new range of PETPET diapers utilises non-woven fabric and absorbent material processing and moulding techniques, allowing more comfort and a quick drying mechanism that keeps babies comfortable and happy for up to 10-hours a day. It is a dream come true for parents.

Being parents of two boys, when they were babies I been through the nights where I woke up to change my baby diapers. Sharing is caring now new parents are lucky to have to choose suitable baby diaper for their little ones.

You can check out the photos I have taken during the PetPet launch event, it was held at MYDIN Subang Jaya, the PET PET roadshow at MYDIN is until this Sunday, please click on the link to see.
Patt Sue Ann (Right) conducting a demonstration on the absorbing power and durability of PETPET’s new diaper range to a guest.
This is good info for parents who are planning to shop for diapers. PETPET will be setting up special promotion booths all around the Klang Valley starting 19 March 2019, special premiums, games and deals will be available at the PETPET roadshow.

For more information check out PETPET's official Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/petpetMY.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Getting your "couch kid" to be active

 Good day to everyone, welcome to my parenting blog. Today sharing with you about getting your "couch kid" to be active. I am mom of two boys, and being parent I need to understand of my kids, I know that my boys fitness personality are non-athletes.

What are the barriers of kids being active? Low interest, school demands like tuition, lack of active role models, parents' fear of letting kids play outdoors, etc.

I can't agree more due to hot and humid weather in Malaysia now, I fear of letting my kids to play outdoors. But we cannot be forever keep kids at home, so we need to see the timing to get activities such as visit lets say the playground. If we are going in the evening 6pm, put on sunscreen and mosquitoes repellent. 
 
 What motivate my kids to be active? Being active myself of course, parents are the role models to our children.

One of the recent fun activity that my son likes at the KidZania is the bubbly artwork, we went not long ago for the KidZania Kuala Lumpur 7th Anniversary. He had a good time creating the bubbly work using a straw and cups of water color for the artwork.



 Benefits of being active, especially in sports - what skills are developed?
My kids stay active when they have the time to visit the outdoor for example fun time of flying the planes. It will be a nice good sweating time while playing. Whenever they fly the planes and chasing and running after it to collect it.



Everyone has got busy lifestyle, it's important to keep our lifestyle balance. We spend quality time together whenever we can. Both my sons now studying at different school as his elder brother is now 13 years old. Both of them different time of studying and also attending tuition. I try to keep them active and spend quality time together as much as possible. It's weekends that we can get together more often.



My youngest son likes the challenge of wall climbing, he knows some day he will make it to the top. 

 Sports is more than a healthy pastime, it improves coordination, builds confidence and helps develop social skills. Games can also teach kids about cooperation and teamwork; these are the important aspects of growing up.

Last year, KidZania has got the sports programme of Football Fever.
 Football-themed Highlights at KidZania SportZ 2018:
* Futsal: Practice dribbling skills in a 2V2 match, or try to score a goal while blindfolded!
* Foosball: This intense game puts hand-eye coordination to the test. Great for all ages!
* Subbuteo: Try the new table-top football phenomenon!
* Football Video Game: This virtual challenge brings the game to life in a different way!

my sons making bracelets

Part of the activities that we can find in KidZania is the bracelets making at Jewelry shop. This is good to keep them focus, active in mind and calculation skill as involve in thinking on how to put the beads together and making a bracelet. There are so many fun activities can be found at KidZania namely Researcher, Bottling Operator, Tourism Officer, Jeweller, Car Dealer, Actor, Nurse, Judge, Police, Fire fighter, Magician, Cashier, Modelling Class, and many more.

For more information about activities and events at KidZania Kuala Lumpur, visit www.kidzania.com.my or www.facebook.com/KidZaniaKualaLumpur, or 
call the KidZania Careline 1300 88 KIDZ (5439) 
from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Sunday.


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