Monday, June 12, 2017

MATRIX GLOBAL SCHOOLS @SEREMBAN



Last Friday, it's a fruitful day for Sean and me. Mom and son join the blogger tour to visit Matrix Global Schools (MGS) at Sendayan, Seremban. We have the chance to tour the Matrix Global Schools, it comprise Matrix Private School, Matrix International School and Matrix International Pre-school. Every parent will be think which school to send their children. The schools share one campus, one vision, and one mission.

MGS is build on a newly-developed, 20 acres lakeside campus, with over 800,000 square feet of build-up space, providing the highest quality of affordable private schooling, from Pre-school, through Cambridge IGCSE. Both schools offer a full range of exciting, state of art facilities, with a team of professional, well-trained and experienced teachers, using internationally recognized methods, and low teacher-pupil ratios.
Matrix Global Schools. "NULLI SECUNDA"

Denise Sinclair, MGS Principal Matrix Global Schools
 The philosophy is to challenge their students to be intellectually and persistently curious, responsive, committed, and expressive towards their ideals. Their goal is to ensure that all will become articulate, courageous, and develop a realization that the world is their classroom, and that their lessons are for life. To achieve this, MGS nurture a close partnership, both with parents and the community. The school is unrivalled in design, range of facilities, and state-of-the-art ICT technology. Learning is truly a global experience on their 20 acre campus, and "Second to None".

While we are in the discussion room with Denise Sinclair, MGS Principal Matrix Global Schools. 
 Matrix International School (MIS) and Matrix Private School (MPS) you can see the above chart for the difference. Like many local schools, I would find more than 30 closed to 40 students or more in a class. The class size for of MIS class size has maximum of 20 students, while MPS class size with maximum of 25 students.

The children are having a fun time making their very own pizza workshop. It's fun and Sean loves it, he says he ate the pizza as he couldn't resist it, his very first time to make his own pizza.
how to make your own pizza?

kids enjoy the pizza that made themselves

spacious library that consists of two floors
The Pre-school where children can have a playtime in their indoor playground. They also have a living skill lab where students learn the living skill like cooking. Look above photo where Sean got the chance to learn about making their own pizza.
A great place for children to learn and explore while growing up. MGS is friendly and warm; it really feels like a good place to be.

One of the main auditorium that can fit up to 400 students
spacious canteen that facing the big field



multi purpose hall with badminton courts
 It's indeed a good day for us to visit Matrix Global Schools, the weather is good and we get to know of their goal and so much more to discover. Their goal is ensure all will become articulate, courageous and will develop a realisation that the world is their classroom and that their lessons are for life. To achieve this, they nurture a close partnership with both parents and the community. Learning is truly a global and "Second to None" experience on their 20 acre campus.

By the way, Matrix Global Schools offers holistic programme for Cambridge A Levels. TheSeptember Intake for 2 year's programme / January Intake 18 months Fast Track programme. You can visit their website or give them a call to know more about the programme.

 The uniqueness of choosing MGS as following Five uniqueness:
Seeking knowledge: opening minds
Their objective is teach children to learn; not simply to retain facts or information; but to open their minds, and to seek knowledge through thinking, analyse and questinong. Central to this nurturing the innate ability to learn independently, as well as with others.

Learning beyond boundaries
At MGS, every child will receive a 'Matrix Education'. They subscribe to a seamless and borderless educational philosophy, whereby all students, regardless of whether they are in the Matrix International School or Matrix Private School, will be exposed to the same tried-and-tested international teaching methodologies. Their students will come to understand that the world is their classroom and that their lessons are for life.

Our lessons are for life!
We are ardent believers in helping our children to discover and develop their individual strengths, so that they have the courage, skills and resourcefulness to fulfil their ambitions in life. From preschool through to upper secondary, they will experience a variety of 'LIFE SKILLS', with their futures firmly in mind. 

West Meets East; East Meets West
Matrix International School and Matrix Private School the philosophy of incorporating the very best of the East and West. Matrix International School practices and blend of eastern values within a western curriculum, whilst Matrix Private School infuses western teaching methodologies into their eastern pedagogy.

We Send Out Students Out of Class!
Their academically vigorous curriculum is complemented by an equally vibrant extra-curricular progamme, forming a broad and lively education experience. Truly experiential in nature, their wide-ranging activities include 'Summer Camps', kayaking, wall climbing, high ropes obstacle courses, tenpin bowling, squash, swimming, badminton, futsal, football and rugby. There's something for everyone. 

Don't just read here, if you have interest to visit the MGS. This Saturday, 17th June 2017 you can find out more about Matrix Education. Doors are open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Campus Tour. Join  the tour to discover their internationally recognised IGCSE programme and 'East Meets West, West Meets East' educational philosophy! Just 40 minutes from the airport.

Address:
PR 12652, Sendayan Merchant Square,
Persiaran 1 Sendayan Utama,
Pusat Dagangan Sendayan,
71950 Bandar Sri Sendayan,
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Tel: +606- 781 9888 (hunting line)
Fax: +606 - 781 9848
Email: info@matrixschools.edu.my

Website: www.matrixschools.edu.my
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MatrixSchools

Grand Imperial Restaurant @Sunway Velocity Mall

Congratulations to Grand Imperial Restaurant opening at Sunway Velocity last Thursday. Indeed a fun event for mom and son to visit the Sunway Velocity Mall for the first time. It was the day, Sean not having tuition and he gets to tag along with me to go the mall by using waze.

 Grand Imperial was established in 2008. With both traditional and innovative management ideas, founder Chef Rand Cheung has expanded the restaurant to eight branches and it has evolved into a famous brand today. The group is popular among celebrities and business people and it provides creative culinary experience. High quality cuisine is assured at Grand Imperial.

Since its establishment in 2008, the group has continuously upheld the spirit of generosity, taking action in awakening the community by promoting charitable activities to benefit the disadvantaged. Grand Imperial unconditionally supports group or personal needs by lending a helping hand. In the past 9 years, Grand Imperial has successfully held a number of charity events in association with Nanyang Press. It had raised more than 3 million ringgit for the Nanyang Press Fund to help the unfortunate and disadvantaged which includes single-parent families, disable individuals, the sick, the elderly, the children and others.


 It was recently awarded winner of the Golden Eagle Award 2014 -2016, Malaysia Top 100 Excellence Enterprises by Nan Yang Siang Piao. Golden Eagle Award is ware prestige and reputable annual business award recognise by the business fraternity. To the Group, it is the highest honour also affirmation and encouragement. Furthermore, with our commitment of our quality of food and excellence in service, The Grand Imperial Group also awarded The BrandLaureate SMEs BestBrands Award in 2013.

It has been striving for innovation since in inception in 2008, and it has become a resounding brand in banquet business shortly after 9 years. The group started operation with their 1st restaurant, Grand Imperial Restaurant in Bangsar, follow by Hartamas, The USJ 19, One Utama, Casa Klang, London and Sunway Pinnacle.
 In 2014, the Grand Imperial Group started it's 7th outlet at the Sunway Pinnancle and it has proved to be a resounding success. This year the Grand Imperial Group has again collaborated with the Sunway Group to open it's 8th outlet at the Sunway Velocity. Located at the 5th floor and encompassing an area of 2,000 sq ft, it has 10 VIP rooms, a restaurant area for ala carte dining and a spacious and luxurious ballroom to cater for weddings.

Induing their top management and service team of personnel starting from:
Managing Director, Rand Cheung
Business Development Manager, Maggie Chow
Group Executive Chief Chef, Chew Yow Chuen
Group Deputy Chief Chef, Kenneth Chai
Executive Dim Sum Chief Chef, Fanny Foo

spacious Grand Ballroom suitable for weddings

 Grand Imperial Group offer Asian-Western fusion cuisines, enhancing traditional cuisines by injecting new elements to continously bring culinary surprises to its customers. At the same time, the London outlet located at the Grosvenor Hotel has been selected for inclusion in the Michelin Guide 2017.

 At the grand opening, I manage to wefie with the Lion Dance and we do have matching orange outfit.
happy Sean, 1st time to Grand Imperial Restaraunt at Sunway Velocity Mall
 Now when you think of where to dine, check out The Grand Imperial Group.

Friday, June 2, 2017

TANGLED QUEST roadshow @Sunway Pyramid

wefie with Rapunzel
 The "Tangled: The Series" show is now aired every Sunday at 11.30am, at Disney Channel (Astro Channel 615), if you have read about my blog post, you'll know of it. Click the link to read about it.

Yesterday, after send Sean to tuition, I bring WL for the Sunway Pyramid. It's a fun day for mom and son as we get to see the TANGLED: THE SERIES PREVIEW AND TANGLE QUEST SHOWCASE there. Special thanks to PR for the invitations.

Its happening this school holidays, its at Sunway Pyramid blue concourse at LG2 from 26 May – 12 June 2017. Mark your calendar as from 1 – 4 June, Disney Princesses Belle and Rapunzel will make an appearance on stage to meet and greet fans of all ages. Meet & Greet Schedule: 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm!

 Special moments for mom and son, we get a wefie together and there's where he tells about his dream.



 Everyone excited when they see Princess Belle, especially children.
happy kids with Princess Belle
 There are plenty of photo opportunity that you can snap there, just bring along your cell phone or camera. Many nice backdrops available there.
 Looking to shop for gifts for loved ones, there's dresses and toys, school bags and notebooks.
nice photo of mommy Jane with her kids
You can stand a chance to win a one of the Tangled the Series Bedroom Makeovers.
The contest starts from 21 May to 30 June 2017. For more information about the contest, click on the link to find out.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wrapped Sardines Ayam Brand in olive oil


It's school holidays, what do you have in mind for lunch? How about wrapped sardines? This is simple and easy to make. Below will consists of two recipes instead of one, but I am only using a can of Sardines Ayam Brand in olive oil.

 One piece of wrap, and have smashed the sardines and add on the cut onions and tomato inside. Also added Thai Chili Sauce for flavour. Wrapped it and ready to eat! 
 One piece of wrap cut into two pieces. One Cucumber slide into two pieces, then add top the mashed egg and cut onions and tomato with sardines then wrap it. Yes ready to eat. 

Yeah with just a can of Sardines Ayam Brand in olive oil, happy trying. :D

Thursday, May 25, 2017

1st Barbie customisation experience in Southeast Asia – Barbie: Create Your Own


The event will take off at Sunway Pyramid (LG 2, Orange Concourse) from 23rd to  28th May 2017, 10am to 10pm and continue to be held across 3 other locations: Mid Valley (1st – 4th June), KLCC (8th – 11th June) and One Utama (14th – 18th June).


“We always strive to remain relevant to the next generation of parents and girls. Barbie continues to be aspirational, and a vehicle for self-expression and storytelling,” said Fong JiaLi, Head of Marketing of Mattel Southeast Asia.
“This season, we want to spark girls’ imagination in storytelling by enabling them the experience of customising their very own Barbie world with a wide range of fashion pieces and playsets to play out a world of endless possibilities. Our goal is to empower girls with choices and unlimited possibilities,” added Fong. “Through the power of open-ended play, storytelling and imagination, girls can imagine anything they want to become through Barbie.”
here's mine with my name Sherry on it. I chosen the doll and the dress with boots

At Barbie: Create Your Own, girls can pick a Barbie doll of their choice and style it with a wide range of fashion pieces such as dresses, tops, skirts, pants and shoes. They could even pick playsets and accessories for their customised Barbie doll. Each customised Barbie doll comes in a special packaging printed with the name of its creator.


From left to right: Wayne Chua, Celestia, Feina Leow, Senior Merchandising and Marketing Manager, Toys "R" Us,  Loo Hoey Theen, Director of Marketing, Sunway Pyramid, Michelle Wan, Snr Manager of Consumer Products, Mattel Southeast Asia, Jennifer Bay, Brand Manager, GIRLS Mattel Southeast Asia, Elaine Daly, Eva, Dynas and Khyra showing their customised Barbie dolls
In support of Barbie’s philosophy of “a woman has choices,” as said by Ruth Handler, the creator of Barbie, Barbie: Create Your Own is basically designed to help girls realise that, through imagining and creating their own Barbie world, they have choices in their world and can be anything they want to. Its aim is to ultimately, through choices and creativity, help girls feel empowered and confident in themselves.
Other interesting activities exclusively held at Sunway Pyramid for the Barbie: Create Your Own event include a Barbie colouring contest as well as storytelling workshop where girls can learn from a creative storyteller how to bring their Barbie world to life.
view more photos from my Facebook album.

Barbie: Create Your Own is open to public. It's fun and happy for mom and little girls love them too.
For more information, please visit barbie.mattel.my and www.facebook.com/officialbarbiemalaysia.


Wayne Chua and her daughter Celestia showing their customised Barbie dolls



Dynas Mokhtar and her daughter Khyra showing their customised Barbie dolls



Elaine Daly and her daughter Eva showing their customised Barbie dolls


Girls taking part in Barbie colouring contest



Elaine Daly gets nail painting for her daughter Eva



Girls browsing the order sheet for their customised Barbie dolls
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The Best Playland in Selangor

The School Holidays almost starting soon, have got plan where to bring the children? If not lets check out the DREAMWORLD INDOOR PLAYLAND, the soft opening are happening soon. Mark your dates
25 May 2017 The Starling Mall
27 May 2017 IOI City Mall, Putrajaya

I am sure parents would be thinking where to go this school holidays, it's not a long break just short you can plan this now. Be the first to play at the coolest playland, go enjoy their soft opening promotion. With every ticket purchase, you entitle another FREE TICKET that means your little ones can bring along a friend to play with. 

Walk-in rate for Starling Mall
 The walk-in rate for DREAMWORLD Playland at The Starling Mall.
Weekday charges RM48 for children age 2-12 years old
Weekends RM58 for children age 2 -12 years old
Every accompany adult will go in for free with everyone one child ticket. 
Additional adult will need to pay RM5.
 Check out the cool rides that children loved to sit on, the animal rides above are at The DREAMWORLD INDOOR PLAYLAND Starling Mall. At The Starling Mall @ Damansara Uptown will combine indoor play with animal rides for the first time.
DREAMWORLD PLAYLAND, Mascot so cute!
 Dreamworld Indoor Play Centre (“DWP”) is incorporated to bring indoor play to toddlers and children up to the age of 12 in a fun, healthy and safe environment. It is an adult-accompanied space where children can learn through play, exploration, seeing and thinking. Combining education and entertainment has a profound effect in the development of a child’s motor, social and interaction skills.

Just looking at the photos below I am sure children will have a good time exploring and playing at the same time. 


 Thinking of where to throw a party, now you can think of the place with the snow theme. I know children has good imagination, looking at the color theme. 
Walk-in rate IOI CITY MALL
At IOI City Mall' will showcase a large snow themed event room and an extensive indoor playland of the same theme. Direct views of the skating rink below stretches across the entire event room.
Weekday charges RM45 for children age 2-12 years old
Weekends RM55 for children age 2 -12 years old
Every accompany adult will go in for free with everyone one child ticket. 
Additional adult will need to pay RM5.









Now thinking of where to go with children and good bonding time. Now you can plan, there's 6-month Dreamworld Pass for RM288, to be their member and there's privileges.
  • RM288 Birthday Cash Voucher
  • 20% OFF on DROP & SHOP services
  • Special invitation to DreamWorld
  • Indoor Play Centre events
  • FREE DreamWorld Passbook
You don't have to pay the normal price of over RM5K to enjoy all the above mentioned.

For more details you can also follow the updates on Facebook of Dreamworld Playland

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

'SEINDAH RAMADHAN' Middle Eastern Arabic Cuisine at Carousel International Coffeehouse, Palace of Golden Horses

This holy month of Ramadhan, have you plan on where to have the family meal with loved ones? If not lets check out the Carousel International Coffeehouse for its special Ramadhan buffet menu. Embrace this Ramadhan month with your friends and family at Carousel International Coffeehouse while enjoy a myriad of palatable dishes.

 With musical performances as entertainment, diners can get the opportunity to see the performance of traditional and ghazel while enjoying the spreads.
 Carousel International Coffeehouse with Carousel design, located at Lower Ground Level with seating capacity of 200, 3444sqft.
The wide array of buffet spread with the theme of 'Seindah Ramadhan' kick starts from 22 May 2017 til 24 June 2017. From appetisers to savouries, tropical fruits to desserts, you can indulge in more than 150 delectable dishes. Besides the delectable break-fast favourites such as Gulai Kawah and Sup Gearbox, the main highlight of 'Seindah Ramadhan' buffet is the mouth-watering Camel offering and Pit-roasted Whole lamb, you can view more photos from my Facebook Fan page album click on the link to view.


wholesome of desserts to choose for desserts lover
 For starters, numerous selections of appetiser and salads on the buffet line that will stimulate your appetite including Ayam Dara Goreng Berkunyit, Paru Goreng Berlada, Kerabu Lidah Lembu, Kerabu Udang Celon, Acar Betik Muda, Udang Goreng Berempah, Ulam-ulam Melayu, Acar Rampai and Acar Buah.
 

 It's my first time to try the Camel meat, yeah you will be fascinated by the buffet highlight, Roasted Camel Meat with Condiments. This aromatic spices with the juicy and tender camel meat will surely tantalise your taste buds. Be prepared to whet your craving with the delectable home-cooked meal such as Pit-roasted Whole Lamb, Daging Bakar, Beef Skewers, Stir-friend Homemade Radish Cake, Lamb Varuval, Laksa Johor and Penang Prawn Mee, Lychee Goreng and Candol.
 The King of Fruit, Durian make a come-back again this year's Ramadhan, along with selection of tropical fresh fruits, Mangosteen, Rambutan and Langsat. To add-on, they also present assorted deep-fried seasoned fruits stall which is located next to the ice dessert area. The special assorted deep-fried seasoned fruit stall which include Lychee Goreng, Nenas Goreng, Rambutan Goreng and Cempedak Goreng into the spread. This where you get to try the fried fruits namely fried lychee, fried pineapple, fried rambutan and fried jackfruit.




 




 Desserts lovers will also be served with a wide array of sweet and savory dessert from Bread and Butter Pudding, Pengat Pisang Bersago, Chilled mixed fruits Cocktail, Serawa Durian, Chilled Longan, Lily Bulbs with Almond Beancurd and home-made Raya cookies.






 Palace of the Golden Horses is offering better price package. The Ramadhan promotion is priced at RM78 nett for children and senior citizen for the whole month. While for adult, the price is RM108 nett per person for first and fourth-week of Ramadhan (from May 22 - June 4 & June 19 until June 24) and RM128 nett per person for second and third-week of Ramadhan (from June 5 - June 11 & June 12 - June 28, 2017). For corporate Iftar, companies can choose to have their Iftar in the spacious Royal Ballroom that can cater up to 800 pax priced at RM98 per pax.
 Whether it is a Corporate Iftar gathering, or break-fast with family and friends, it is a wonderful opportunity to sample the mixed of the traditional and home-cooked flavours of the Middle Eastern Arabic and Asian cuisines all under one roof.

My son so happy seeing many horses statue display in the Carousel International Coffeehouse. Not just there it's around the hotel that he loves exploring the place.


For more information or reservations, please contact Palace of Golden Horses at 03-8946 4888 ext 3781 or 019-600 1685; email fnbreservation@pgh.mines.com.my or log on to www.palaceofthegolden.com.my
Happy kids with my sister-in-law love the 'SEINDAH RAMADHAN' Middle Eastern Arabic Cuisine at Carousel International Coffeehouse