Monday, July 24, 2017

SPOTLIGHT ON NUTRITION FOR PREGNANT & NURSING MUMS AND BABIES AT TOLLYJOY’S BABY DAY 2017

It's mommy time out last Saturday, thank you Tollyjoy Malaysia for inviting me to the Tollyjoy's Baby Day 2017, the last time I went to Tollyjoy event was the Tollyjoy's world's breastfeeding week in year 2014.

The age-old adage 'You are what you eat' is never truer, nor more important when it comes to expectant and nursing mothers and their babies. Not only is pregnancy nutrition essential for healthy foetal development,1eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet also helps to build a strong foundation for the baby's healthy development in the future2. Recognising this, Tollyjoy Corporation has once again teamed up with OrphanCARE Foundation to host two exciting events in celebration of their signature initiative, Tollyjoy Baby Day 2017.


Launched in Malaysia in 2015 in collaboration with OrphanCARE, Tollyjoy Baby Day is a special day dedicated to appreciate babies and to honour the significant journey as parents selflessly care and provide for their precious ones. It emphasises the importance of family, love and care to every child, including the less fortunate.

speech by Ms Grace Ng, Manager, Tollyjoy Corporation
“This year, Tollyjoy Baby Day 2017 turns our focus on nutrition. We believe that whilst babies need plenty of love and affection, they also need to have good and adequate nutrition from the very beginning to thrive and reach their full potential," said Ms Grace Ng, Manager, Tollyjoy Corporation.

"As a manufacturer and marketer of baby care and mother care products since 1971, Tollyjoy receives the continued and steady support of parents. Thus, Tollyjoy Baby Day is a fitting platform for us to demonstrate our appreciation and to give back to them. This is the day where we honour the important role parents play, as well as allow us to delight in the precious little ones in our midst.


speech by Datin Rashidah Hashim Trustee of OrphanCARE

In the same vein, Datin Rashidah Hasim, COO of OrphanCARE Foundation said, "The aim of Tollyjoy Baby Day is in line with what we stand for – to give every child the chance to feel love and care in the security of a family, and to celebrate babies in all possible ways. We are pleased to be part of this initiative with Tollyjoy yet again and to join hands in enhancing awareness among parents on the importance of nutrition in promoting a healthy pregnancy and baby."


OrphanCARE: Every Child Needs A Family activities namely
  • Facilitation of adoption
  • Counselling
  • Training for prospective adoptive parents
  • Public awareness on reproductive health and OrpanCARE's baby hatches
  • Orphange awareness and outreach
  • Reintegration of children with their biological families
  • Deinstitutionalisation and community support
Their work is centered around two main areas: Deinstitutionalisation & Saving and Placement of Babies.

A non-profit non-governmental organisation, OrphanCARE’s vision is to give every orphan and abandoned baby in Malaysia a loving home through their adoption services and extensive baby hatch programme.
Ms Rozanna M. Rosly, Head of Dietetics of University Malaya Specialist Centre

Held over two days, Tollyjoy Baby Day 2017 gathered members of the media and parenting bloggers respectively, to a Media Interview Session and a Baby Day Bloggers’ Party. Among the highlights was a special talk by Ms Rozanna M. Rosly, Head of Dietetics of University Malaya Specialist Centre on the importance of nutrition for mothers-to-be, nursing mothers and babies. I'm happy to be the among parenting bloggers that attended.


Sharing her expertise, Ms Rozanna said, "Pregnancy is the one time in life that a mother's eating habits directly affects another person. Mom's decision to incorporate delicious vegetables, whole grains and legumes, lean protein and other healthy food choices into their eating plan before and during pregnancy can improve mom's fertility, keep them feeling healthy throughout, and pave the way for an easier delivery. It also helps to establish the building blocks of growth, giving babies a strong start in life."

 Ms Rozanna showed how fun it can be to prepare healthy yet delicious meals at home. The tasty treats included Crunchy Fruits Layer made with honeydew cubes layered with oats, low-fat yoghurt and strawberry jam.

Recipe of Crunchy Fruits Layer: 
(Recipes are taken from Buku Masakan Philhan Pakar Makanan (Jilid 2) and used with permission of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia.
Preparation 20 minutes:
Servings: 2

Ingredient:
300g (3 cuts) honeydew in cubes,
75g (1 cup) oats, baked till crispy,
150 ml (2/3 cup) low fat yoghurt,
15 ml (1 tablespoon) strawberry,
15 ml (1 tablespoon) watermelon juice

Method:
  1. Divide the cubed honeydew into 2 glasses and put aside the remainder for decoration.
  2. Place a flat layer of oats above the fruit and then a layer of low fat yoghurt. 
  3. Mix the jam and watermelon juice in a separate container and then place it on top of the yoghurt in the glass.
  4. Lastly, decorate it with remaining cubed honeydew and serve.


She advised that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Nursing mums must also place importance on their nutritional intake. Thereafter, as babies’ nutritional requirements evolve, they should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary food. Mums should continue to breastfeed if possible.


We were also treated to an interactive meal demonstration at the Tollyjoy Baby Day 2017 celebration where Ms Rozanna showed how fun it can be to prepare healthy yet delicious meals at home. The tasty treats included Crunchy Fruits Layer made with honeydew cubes layered with oats, low-fat yoghurt and strawberry jam, and topped off with watermelon juice; Plum and Banana Oatmeal Porridge; and Soybean Milk Smoothie prepared with fresh fruits. At the end of the demonstration, guests received a handbook containing various other healthy and fun recipes for parents and their babies.
mommy bloggers tasting the yummy meal preaparedd by Ms Rozanna

 Games and various activities which included a Baby Bingo Game and Lucky Draw added to the excitement on Tollyjoy Baby Day 2017. Lucky draw winners took home hampers from Tollyjoy.

 Lucky draw winners took home hampers from Tollyjoy and Bingo winners bring home the goodies.
Bingo was a fun, with 24 words given and need to slash out the five words on the board.
Group photos with TOLLYJOY'S BABY DAY 2017 with parenting bloggers
For more information on Tollyjoy, please log onto www.tollyjoy.com.sg, or stay connected with Tollyjoy by clicking ‘Like’ on the Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/ZflMUn

About Tollyjoy

Founded in 1971 in Singapore, Tollyjoy Corporation is a company principally involved in the manufacturing and marketing of Baby Care and Mother Care Products under its brands of Tollyjoy and Little Precious. In line with Tollyjoy’s tagline, ‘For the baby you love’, Tollyjoy is committed to setting the bar high by ensuring the safety, durability and reliability of their products. Tollyjoy products are available at Aeon and Aeon Big nationwide, selected Tesco outlets, selected locations at The Store and Pacific outlets under The Store Group, at Billion Supermarkets and at various other locations around the country.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SCHOLASTIC: Children Reading Books


Being mom of two boys, it's important to balance the life of kids education and playtime. It's good to have a reading time together, it's good bonding time and we get to understand each child's need too. I find them good as at the same time, children can learn the English language too.

The Scholastic books you are seeing here are :
Jack and Jill (Flip-Side Ryhmes) by Christopher Harbo, illustrated by Colin Jack
- nice book to read and get my 6 years old saying that this book can flip-side too.

Prina the Pangolin written by Judy Shaik, Illustrated by L.K. Tay-Audouard
- my kids first time to see Pangolin facts which available at the last page of the book.
- good for kids and parent to learn about the types of Pangolin Species.
- this book about the mother and baby Pangolin

 Tom & Jerry, A Cat is chasing me through this Book! by Benjamin Bird
- kids all time favourite show Tom & Jerry
- what's the adventure with Tom and Jerry in this book?  Sky, Jungle, Desert just to name a few.
- my 6 years old like to read this.

Possum Magic by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas
- about Grandma and granddaughter possum
- we get to know that possum is one of the animal in Australia
- interesting to read about how one wants to be invisible and visible

Little Miss Muffet (Flip-Side Ryhmes) by Christoper Harbo, illustratred by Colin Jack
- suitable for children like mine 6 years old son to read
- he likes to flip side of the book and wanna know what happened to the spider
These books are only distributed in Asia, good time reading them. Is there any books of Scholastic that you like to read?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

MYCHAMPION MOBILE APPLICATION LAUNCH

CHAMPS, Malaysia's household well-known child health supplement brand, always believes in nurturing champions since young. CHAMPS and Watsons MAlaysia partner to unleash child's potential with the launch MYCHAMPION mobile application.
The brand's statement "Mothers' choice for champions" leads the initiative to provide the best in developing children's growth mentally and physically from product offers to marketing activities. 
Being a mom I would wonder what is my sons' occupations as they never tell me before. With this fun MYCHAMPION mobile app, will give them chance to explore and learn about different job scopes.

 In line with the Ministry of Education Malaysia's vision, which is upload quality education system that develops individuals to their full potential and fulfills the aspiration of the nation, CHAMPS has proudly launched the first localized and educational mobile application - MYCHAMPION.

My Champion mobile application is available in English and Bahasa Malaysia that caters for children between 7 to 12 years old. It is an educational yet fun tool to help children to understand and explore their ambitions through the digital platform. It is completely free for download since 1st May 2017 in Apple Store and Google Play.
 
The launched was held at MBO Cinema at The Starling Mall. Students from SK Kampung Jaya are being invited to the launch together with their teachers. They are being treat The Spiderman movie after the launch.


 At the launch, present En. Shamsul Idham Ahad, General Manager of OCT Business, CCM Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd, Mr. Billy Urudra, Chief Commercial Officer of CCM Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd, Ms, Caryn Loh, General Manager (Country Head) of Watsons Malaysia, Watsons Management teams, CCMS members, media and bloggers, students with teachers from SK Kampung Jaya.

 MYCHAMPIONS mobile application consists of 5 professions which are Doctor, Athlete,
Celebrity, Pilot and Chef. Here's where children get the chance to explore and learn about the different occupations in 5 various scopes. This is good giving children to explore and learn at the same time. For example, in the Doctor's profession, it starts with general science followed by knowing your body, tools of the trade, specialization as well as medicine and diagnosis. The content is designed with a series of interesting and mind-triggering questions to engage the children and help them to learn beyond the school's curriculum. The 'Did You Know' section provides fun facts to help improve children's understanding of each profession too. 

one of the example's of Doctor's profession
 With this partnership, CHAMPS has the privilege to feature the exclusive Facebook contest where customers can win Virtual Reality set, special Champs promotion a Watsons and many more marketing activities to excite and reward the users. Furthermore, MYCHAMPION application will also be featured in The Star parenting section, Kuntum magazine plus school visits during the launch period. Watsons' vouchers have also been inserted in Kuntum magazine starting May 2017 until October 2017.

Unleashing a child's potential is key at a young age and a platform like the MY CHAMPION application facilitates that interactivity between parents and children in fun and educational way.
My sons bonding time, brothers playing exploring and learning. They are 6 years old and 11 years old. I also standby them to watch as I also wanna explore and learn.
 
 MYCHAMPION application users to engage with the application, ultimately benefiting from the e-vouchers that Watsons Malaysia will offer as a 'reward' at an online store.

 CHAMPS is the Halal-certified children's health supplement, trusted by mothers in Malaysia for over 30 years as the "Mothers' Choice for Champions". Champs offers a wide range of products consisting of multivitamin, Vitamin C and others with a variety of flavours and shapes. 

#Champs #Champsvitamins #WatsonsMalaysia #WatsonsMY #MyChampion

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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