Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Pretending and dramatic play drives child development

 Being mom of two boys, now they have turned 12 years old and 7 years old. Time fly and I see that pretending and dramatic play improve child development. They have many roles to play in life as a child. Learning to make jewelry, it's not easy task but they tried by putting each bead and matching the color of beads turn it into beautiful bracelet.

Sean learning to be youtuber
 Importance of role play for kids is that kids learn to solve problems, coordinate, cooperate and think flexibly.
 Education are important but it's good to balance them out by giving them chance to express themselves. For example above Sean being a kid tour guide. He got to learn about the animal names and habitat sharing it with the tourists.
 Talking about tour guide, there was time where he and his brother pretend to be tour guide agent at the KidZania pretending they are making a field trip information.
 Pretending and dramatic play drives child development, the other day we went to a shopping mall. There's information on how to perform CPR and here goes my little one, hands on to learn on rescue and CPR process. It's not an easy tasks but at least he knows of how real real life issues, cultivate social and emotional intelligence. Kids learn about themselves and the world.

Role playing activities encourage children to learn about themselves and the world around them. It builds confidence, creativity, communication, physical development and problem-solving skills. Take example of above my little one, trying to cut up the banana into pieces it helps with improving his motor skills.

pretending that he's going to rescue someone at the top.

My personal ideas and tips on role-playing activities can be anywhere anytime even at home. Well, there's KidZania Kuala Lumpur which is an interactive learning edutainment theme park for kids that helps to prepare them for the real world by immersing them in simulated adult occupations and real-life situations andits role-play activities are aimed to helping kids to learn life today " - all of which support a child's social emotional resilience.

For more information of KidZania, you can click on the link to find out.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Taking Care Of Myself: Brush Your Gizzly Bear Grin

Busy parenting this week as Sean's UPSR soon and he has got school's tuition to attend. His brother however gets the time at home to read of this Taking Care Of Myself: Brush Your Grizzly Bear Grin. Its suitable for aged 3 - 8 years old, CANTATA Learning.

This book has got a music CD included that children get to sing along. It's important to teach children the important of oral care. This book is by DAVID I.A.MASON, Illustrated by DAN WIDDOWSON.

It has the guided learning activities like how long you should brush your teeth. How many times a day should you brush?

It can be a fun learning session together with little ones. Teaching them about new words too like cavities - holes in teeth caused by tooth decay.
chompers - another word for "teeth"
delight - a great feeling of happiness
healthy - fit and well, not sick
plaque - a coating on teeth that has tiny living things in it
squeeze- to press something firmly together
swish- to move water around in your closed mouth

My little one is not good with English language, good to have this book to learn about English language at the same time.

Friday, August 24, 2018


Everyone has got their busy lifestyle, even children as they have got to studies joining extra activities and even tuition. Children today are more attuned to technology than ever before, but there’s more to it than just smartphones, games and movies! From 18 August - 16 September, KidZania Kuala Lumpur brings the future of technology to life with KidZ & Tech 3.0, a month-long programme that allows kids to interact with tools and programmes that utilise Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics, which will greatly influence the way people play, learn and work in the years to come.

Thanks to KidZania Kuala Lumpur for inviting media blogger for attending the KidZania 'KidZ & Tech 3.0' Race! We get the chance to hands on learning and playing at the same time. Each person in the team is given a card which has 4 stamps on it, we need to complete it as fast as possible and we cannot do the same task as we have got the puzzle of frame to get. If we are doing the same task we might getting the same puzzle. This hands on experienced give me a the chance to know more about the KidZ & Tech 3.0, so next time my children are here in KidZania I will know what they have experienced. 

Group pic with team A, B,C and D on stage.

“Technology runs the modern world, and this will become even more prevalent as artificial intelligence- and robotics-based careers and industries become commonplace. As a parent, I’m motivated to ensure that my children are educated and prepared for a future where different forms of technology are seamlessly woven into the fabric of daily life. Virtual and robotic assistants, smart homes and self-driving cars already exist and there is so much more to come. Living and working with technology is inevitable and I hope that children experiencing KidZ & Tech 3.0 will be inspired by the infinite possibilities it brings,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

KidZ & Tech 3.0 gives children more opportunities to ‘Learn Life Today’ and one of the fastest-growing areas is AI. Google Malaysia puts it to use by taking kids on an entertaining Emoji Scavenger Hunt that the whole family can enjoy! Using experimental neural network AI to recognize real world objects, players are given an emoji which they must then find in the real world; each step of the hunt is completed when a picture is automatically snapped that corresponds to the prompted emoji. The game confirms it’s a match before they are given the next clue.

“At Google we're big on AI and making things smart, and the key to that is machine learning — teaching computers to recognize patterns by looking at many examples, rather than programming it with specific rules,” said Zeffri Yusof, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Google Malaysia. "Google uses machine learning for tasks like language understanding, translation, speech recognition, computer vision, ranking and recommendations at scale, and we hope experiencing this will make children more interested and curious about AI."

Team C has won the race for the day.

For more hands-on fun, Makeblock invites kids to build a robot of their own using mBots, a do-it-yourself kit that includes simple coding to create a personalised robotic friend. Kids can also test their piloting skills in the exciting Drone Obstacle Challenge, using Airblocks, a magnetically-assembled, programmable flying robot to navigate a customised aerial course!

Overall, KidZ & Tech 3.0 features activities across five areas: AI-inspired Emoji Scavenger Hunt activity, Virtual & Augmented Reality (VR games, Be Internet Awesome game, DIY AR Greeting Cards), Coding & Robotics, Forensic Science (UKM Forensics, which gives kids a look at crime scene investigation with its Fingerprint Dusting and UV Light Experiment), and Creative Photography (Canon Light Tail Photography, U Mobile Clone Photography).

Don’t miss these and many more interactive learning experiences at KidZ & Tech 3.0 - book tickets online now and get 20% off admission with the promo code

KidZ & Tech 3.0 is proudly supported by Canon Malaysia, Google Malaysia, MSP Systems (Makeblock), UKM Forensics and U Mobile.

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.

About KidZania Kuala Lumpur
KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning indoor family edutainment centre that offers interactive learning and role-play experiences for kids. The first of its kind in providing edutainment fun, KidZania empowers and inspires kids to pursue their life’s dreams by providing them an avenue to explore what it’s like to live and work in a real functioning city. KidZania’s kid-sized city experience is targeted at kids aged between 4 to 14 years which allows them to choose from over 100 job related role-plays spread across 60 various city establishments. As in the real world, children perform "jobs" and are either paid for their work or pay to shop or to be entertained. KidZania is built as a replica of a real functioning child-sized city, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy,and recognizable destinations in the form of "establishments" sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Antabax ‘Bring Joy Back, Not Germs’ campaign

Family days out should be fun-filled opportunities for bonding. However, with the rise in communicable diseases such as Hand, Foot & Mouth Diseases (HFMD) the possibility of bringing germs back is increasing. We need to take precaution and take care of our little ones, it's important to practice good personal hygiene.

my son used the Antabax hand sanitizer spray after playing the playground

Antabax, Malaysia’s number 1 Halal antibacterial personal care range has introduced the ‘Bring Joy Back, Not Germs’ campaign to teach simple steps that can reduce the spread of communicable diseases, for more joyous and less germy days-out with the family.

The worries that parents and caregivers have regarding their children and charges contracting HFMD especially in public areas is well-founded. As of August 16, 2018 statistics from the Ministry of Health Malaysia show that 52,393 children have been reported to have contracted HFMD.

Launched in conjunction with MBO Cinema’s Blood Donation 5.0 at Starling Mall, Damansara Uptown, here today, the campaign featured a talk on “5 Things That Parents Should Know About Common Infectious Diseases” by a specialist from Sunway Medical Center, hands-on hand hygiene demonstration by nurses from MAHSA University, interaction with the Antabax mascot, Germbuster, fun quizzes and lots of prizes.

The activities succeeded in delivering information to adults and children on the importance of practising good hand and general hygiene habits, while taking extra hygiene precautions to reduce the spread of communicable diseases especially those that are spread by unclean hands.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 80 percent of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch1 and the CDC recommends hand hygiene as one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
One of the attendees washing her hands with Antabax Antibacterial Hand Soap.

Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Household and Personal Care Department of Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd, explained that the brand is carrying out numerous activities aimed at encouraging better hand and general hygiene practices that can support Malaysians active lifestyles.

“Malaysians are increasingly involved in active lifestyles be it sports, socialising, shopping or entertainment such a going to the movies. The challenge is not to bring back unwelcome and harmful germs after a fun day out. Simple steps such as correct handwashing can help to stop the spread of up to 99.9% of harmful germs. Simply put clean hands save lives. That’s the message we aim to drive home,” said Mr. Ng.
Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Household and Personal Care Department of Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd at the Antabax Bring Back Joy Not Germs Event.

Antabax’ product range includes hand soap, bar soap, shower cream, antibacterial sanitizer spray, antibacterial sanitizer gel and antibacterial wipes that provide 24 hour protection against 99.9% of germs.
Pn. Habibah Binti A Jalil with the student nurses from MAHSA dancing an interesting demo on how to wash your hands correctly.

“Antabax has your hygiene needs covered even in situations where soap and water are not available with our range of antibacterial sanitizer spray, antibacterial sanitizer gel and antibacterial wipes. For example before diving into your popcorn at an MBO cinema, quickly wipe your hands with our antibacterial wipes. A simple precaution that can help you bring back the joy of the movies without the germs,” quipped Mr. Ng.

This is MBO Cinemas fifth annual blood donation drive, and the company is proud to have Antabax as its partner as they are contributing to the conversation on health by highlighting the important issue of hygiene. While the MBO blood donation drive is adding to the nation’s blood banks, preventing the spread of infectious diseases as promoted by Antabax is always better than a cure.

Dr. Anza Elias, an Occupational Health Physician from Sunway Medical Centre provided a comprehensive guide for adults and children on simple steps to reduce the spread of communicable diseases and made the serious topic of good hygiene easily understandable. She took questions from concerned parents and helped them allay their fears, while motivating kids to be cleanliness superheroes.

Nurses from MAHSA lead by Pn. Habibah Binti A Jalil, took the crowd in an energetic yet through introduction to the seven steps of hand hygiene, and the four steps to hand sanitising. They kept time to the catchy Antabax hand hygiene song and had everyone following along. Everyone present had the opportunity to receive one-on-one hand washing instructions from medical professionals.

For more information on HFMD and ways to minimize the risk of spreading communicable diseases visit Antabax social media pages at www.fb.com/NewAntabax and Instagram @antabax.
Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Household and Personal Care Department of Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd with the Antabax team during the Bring Back Joy Not Germs campaign.
For more information on HFMD and ways to minimize the risk of spreading communicable diseases visit Antabax social media pages at www.fb.com/NewAntabax and Instagram @antabax.

Monday, August 20, 2018

bio-home:Malaysian Record for The Most Number of Participants in a Hand Towel Washing Event

Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Household and Personal, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd receiving the Malaysia Book of Records award from Mr. Edwin Yeoh, Business Development Manager, of Malaysia Book of Records Sdn Bhd.

Last Saturday bio-home, has entered the Malaysian Book of Records for the most participants in a hand towel washing event, at a fun-filled ‘WE CARE’ activation held at the Atria Mall Shopping Gallery.

More than 725 participants, mainly children and their parents set the record in less than an hour using bio-home laundry detergent at an educational roadshow that was held in conjunction with the bio-home ‘WE CARE' campaign.

Bio-home was certified as the record holder for Most Number of Participants in a Hand Towel Washing event by Malaysian Book of Records representatives.

bio-home, proudly developed and owned by homegrown heritage brand Lam Soon, encompasses a range of eco-friendly home cleaning solutions made from biodegradable and renewable plant-based active ingredients that are within reach of consumers who care for the environment, while creating a cleaner, greener and more pleasant home.
Mr Francis Ng leading the 725 participants to a Malaysian record.
The record number of participants were representatives from 100 kindergartens and 10 primary schools that bio-home had collaborated with this year, providing the children with insight into the environment, fostering recycling initiatives and teaching them life-skills such as helping with home chores. Members of the public also participated.

Every participant received a white cotton hand towel with a stain on it. Their task was to wash the hand towel using bio-home laundry detergent and water until the stain was completely removed. The speed with which the stain was removed showcased bio-home laundry detergent’s gentle yet effective cleaning power.

Effective and affordable, the bio-home laundry detergent is tested and proven to be safe and gentle on most delicate skin.

“The bio-home WE CARE initiative aims to educate families and especially young children on why and how we need to preserve the environment for our future. Sorting recyclable items for instance is a simple step that all of us could practise. Similarly using eco-friendly household detergents and cleaners such as those offered by bio-home is a good start,” said Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Household and Personal, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd.

Children and parents who participated were excited to have set a Malaysian record and enjoyed the educational aspects of the bio-home We CARE roadshow.

bio-home products include laundry detergent, delicate laundry detergent, dish washing liquid, kitchen cleaner, floor cleaner and multi-surface cleaner.

bio-home Laundry Detergent
bio-home laundry detergent contains non-toxic concentrates that deliver effective washing results. Its Plantmoist Technology helps to restore skins natural moisture barrier. In phthalates-free fragrance of Hyacinth and Nectarine.
Available in 1500ml, at RM27.35

bio-home Delicate Laundry Detergent
bio-home Delicate Laundry Detergent is a readily biodegradable formulation that is ideal for washing delicate clothing such as baby fabrics, silk, wool and underwear. Available in 1500ml, at RM27.35

bio-home Dish Washing Liquid
bio-home Dishwashing Liquid is gentle on the skin, with no harsh chemicals or toxic ingredients and is kinder to the environment, breaking down naturally when released into waterways. Available in 500ml, at RM7.45.

bio-home Kitchen Cleaner
Made from non-toxic ingredients that remove tough grease and grime stains effectively in kitchen areas. The kitchen cleaner is formulated to be rinse-free, making kitchen chores easier without a second round of wiping. Available in 500ml, at RM10.

bio-home Floor Cleaner
A baby-safe concentrated solution that cleans floors effectively without leaving any harsh chemicals behind. bio-home floor cleaner is also dermatologically tested to be gentle on skin. Available in 1500ml, at RM14.05.

bio-home Multi-Surface Cleaner
bio-home Multi-Surface Cleaner features a rinse-free formula that makes cleaning easy and ensures surfaces are free from dirt and dust. It can be used on all types of surfaces including wood, marble and veneer, Available in 500ml, at RM10.

About Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd

(from left) The bio-home team Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Ms. Tan Joo In, Product Manager, and Mr.Wong Wee Kee, Marketing Manager, Household and Personal, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd.

Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd (Lam Soon) has been an established manufacturer of edible foods, household and personal care products in Malaysia since the 1950s. In the household and personal care category, their selection of quality products include, Orchid Feminine Hygiene range, May personal care range, Fruitale FairWhite UV personal care range, Antabax antibacterial personal care range, ZIP homecare product range of dishwashing liquid, floor cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, powder and cream cleanser, Labour dishwashing liquid and paste, and bio-home dishwashing liquid, multi-surface cleaner, floor cleaner and laundry detergent.

As a renowned and trusted household brand among consumers, Lam Soon is dedicated to producing quality products for a healthier lifestyle and cleaner homes.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CJ WOW SHOP Set to Hit One Million Customers

From the left: Chef Fikree, Zaim Helmi, Kim Yang Hyun, Yana Samsudin, Lily Liyana, Diana Rusdi and Chef Brian.
In the lead-up to surpassing the 1 million customer mark, innovative home shopping network CJ WOW SHOP, has embarked on the “WOW in a Million” initiative to thank and reward its loyal customers.

“WOW in a Million” involves a month-long celebration, where a CJ WOW SHOP team comprising top executives, show hosts and crew members will be touring the nation to visit the Top 100 customers. Made up of among the highest spending customers, they are in for a surprise as the visiting team makes an appearance at their doorsteps to thank them with various gifts and rewards.
Mr. Kim Yang Hyun, Chief Executive Officer of CJ WOW SHOP who will be leading the convoy said, “Our success is paved by the trust and satisfaction of customers who have supported us throughout the years. They’re the reason we keep pushing our limits – reaching one milestone after the other. ‘WOW in a Million’ is an opportunity for us to honour our most important customers and fans with great savings, mystery rewards and exciting surprises that will truly wow their lives.”

CJ WOW SHOP is expecting to beat the 1 million customers target in September, a feat that comes at the back of an astounding year. To date, the network grew its customer base by 56 per cent since the end of 2017, validating CJ WOW SHOP as a proven home shopping service offering quality and innovative products that enrich people’s lives. Over the years, CJ WOW SHOP has secured a strong base of repeat customers, as evident by the Top 100 customers who spent close to an average of RM14,600 per person on their purchases.
From the left: Nadia Annuar, Chef Fikree, Lily Liyana, Chef Brian, Kim Yang Hyun, Yana Samsudin, Zaim Helmi and Diana Rusdi.

To complement the celebration, all shoppers will be rewarded with a RM20 shopping voucher each for their next purchase via CJ WOW SHOP’s e-commerce platform from 1 to 30 September 2018. Customers can also look forward to a special all-day live show featuring guest celebrities where CJ WOW SHOP will be bringing more engaging interaction and exciting deals for customers.
You can check out the video above for the best selling pan in CJ WOW SHOP. 

Delivering the complete media commerce experience 
Crossing the 1 million customer mark puts the home shopping network on stronger footing to be the leading media commerce platform that wows the lives of more Malaysians. This is an extension of CJ WOW SHOP’s commitment to deliver ‘shoppertainment’ – a satisfying shopping experience that is not just entertaining, but also one that customers can love, trust and rely on.
With this current focus, CJ WOW SHOP is poised to finish on a strong note as it aims to surpass the RM200 million annual revenue mark by end 2018. This is contributed by a slew of initiatives that it has successfully rolled-out throughout the year, starting with its second-year anniversary campaign, ‘2 Tahun, Lebih WOW!’, which recorded 3 times more customers than its daily average.

CJ WOW SHOP has also continuously improved its customer experience and broadened its merchant base which are largely home-grown. Providing shoppers with more choices, it expanded its offerings from 27 since launch to more than 450 items today, ranging from household products, electrical items, gadgets, beauty, fashion and many more.

In making selling on television more entertaining, the network introduced a signature programme with a fresh format ‘The WOW Show’, featuring Yana Samsudin as celebrity guest host. ‘The WOW Show’, which is also coming up on its one-year anniversary, has proven its indisputable success closing about RM12 million worth of sales throughout the 94 episodes aired across TV3 and TV9.
The innovative approach by CJ WOW SHOP also extended to collaboration with international entertainment personalities.

CJ WOW SHOP recently established a unique collaboration with Korean fashion brand ‘Ce&’ together with K-pop sensation Wanna One to bring audiences the band’s exclusive merchandise. The home shopping platform collaborated with Korean TV network Channel A as well to present ‘Sales King TV’, the first-of-its kind entertaining variety show combining selling on live television. The programme features wildly popular Korean personalities including cast members of all-time favourite variety show ‘Running Man’, Ji Suk-Jin and Yang Se-chan, who were joined by K-pop idols JeA from ‘Brown Eyed Girls’ and Sung-jong from ‘INFINITE’.

CJ WOW SHOP is a joint venture collaboration between Media Prima Berhad and South Korea’s CJO Shopping Co Ltd (CJO), Asia’s No 1 TV Home Shopping operator. Launched in April 2016, with much fanfare, CJ WOW SHOP’s strategic collaboration with home-grown brands such as Proton and Simplysiti led to the network’s regional recognition at The Spark Awards 2017 for Best Sales and Marketing Intelligence Solution (Gold) and Marketing PR Awards 2017 Southeast Asia for the Best Direct-to-Consumer PR Campaign (Bronze).

Customers will be able to purchase the products seen on television by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-800-18-0808. They can also make purchases online by logging on to http://www.cjwowshop.com. my or by downloading the CJ WOW SHOP mobile app via Android or iOS.

CJ WOW SHOP is an innovative home shopping network that is accessible across television, online and mobile platforms, bringing to Malaysians a uniquely visual, interactive and immersive experience. Established in 2016, the company provides high quality products and services aimed at enriching people’s lives. As the foremost customer-oriented media commerce company in Malaysia, we enable people to shop at their own comfort, whether it is at home or anytime, anywhere. CJ WOW SHOP makes home shopping perfect by synergising strengths and expertise of the joint-venture between Malaysia’s largest integrated media group, Media Prima Berhad and the global leader in the home shopping business from South Korea, CJ O Shopping Co. Ltd.

For more information, visit: www.cjwowshop.com.my.

Friday, August 10, 2018

TENA’s “Apa Khabar Mak Abah?” Campaign

Launch of TENA's "Apa Khabar Mak Abah?" Campaign to raise awareness and empower children of aging parents about urinary incontinence with Evelyn Chan, Marketing Director, Vinda Group Southeast Asia (left) and Dr Peter Ng, Consultant Urologist & President of the Continence Foundation Malaysia.

Incontinence, or urinary leakage, affects an estimated 1.4 million Malaysians1 with 1 in 3 women over age 40 and 1 in 10 men over age 65 having some form of the condition2, but only 31% of them have sought medical advice3 - this means many people suffer in silence, including aging parents who may be embarrassed or take great effort to conceal it from their children.

Recognising that many are reluctant to speak openly about this, TENA’s “Apa Khabar Mak Abah?” Campaign, supported by the Continence Foundation of Malaysia (CFM), aims to encourage children to be more alert and attentive to their aging parents’ wellbeing. By providing educational resources and support, they can be more aware and recognise signs that their own parents may be suffering in silence.

“Incontinence can affect an individual’s mobility and quality of life, which is worrisome for the people who love and care for them. What’s more, their embarrassment or the fear of social stigma can make it difficult for them to talk about it. At TENA, we recognise the need for greater awareness and understanding so they feel more comfortable about seeking help, with the support of their children,” said Evelyn Chan, Marketing Director, Vinda Group Southeast Asia.
Launch of TENA's "Apa Khabar Mak Abah?" Campaign. From left: Andrew Yap (caregiver); Evelyn Chan (Marketing Director, Vinda Group Southeast Asia) and Dr Peter Ng, Consultant Urologist & President of the Continence Foundation Malaysia.
“This is why the “Apa Khabar Mak Abah?” Campaign encourages family members, especially children, to watch out for tell-tale signs that their parents may be trying to cope with the condition, and to take necessary steps to help, so that incontinence can be managed effectively. In line with this, TENA provides educational tools, resources and also holistic solutions to help with urine leaks, such as TENA Pants, an absorbent underwear which enables continued mobility and freedom to do what one needs to do without being hindered by the condition,” she added.

Explaining further, Dr Peter Ng, consultant urologist and president of Continence Foundation Malaysia, said: “Many people suffer needlessly even though incontinence is easily managed with the right knowledge and support. While it’s difficult to change mindsets, especially among the elderly, engaging with their family members is a good place to start. We hope for children to educate themselves so they can be aware if their parents are suffering silently. With the help of their loved ones, they can retain their freedom to move around and enjoy their golden years without fear or embarrassment.”

“As a caregiver, I definitely appreciate having tools and resources available to help us understand urinary incontinence better,” said Juriah binti Jalalus Shuti whose mother Aminah has been suffering from the condition for the past four years. “This campaign encourages children like me to really take notice, because if my siblings and I did not notice the little tell-tale signs in 2014, it probably would have taken longer for Mak to get to where she is today – free to carry out her daily activities and even travel without worries, thanks to TENA. Our parents took care of us when we were young, and I believe it is now our turn to care for them in their golden years.”

The campaign offers valuable resources in the form of: 
* An online Self-Checklist (link can be found at www.facebook.com/TENA.Malaysia), which highlights simple changes in their parents’ usual behaviour such as using the toilet too frequently or avoiding outings where toilet facilities are not easily available; these could indicate they are trying to cope with incontinence. Children are encouraged to take a look at the checklist for themselves, in order to be more aware and take note of these changes in their parents;

* The Caring 101 Handbook (available at www.TENA.com.my), developed with input from a panel of medical experts, offers a helpful look at the changes that come with age, together with practical solutions on how best to care for aging parents;

 * Caring 101 Educational Videos (also available at www.TENA.com.my) for hands-on tips and advice from medical professionals so children can increase their knowledge and be empowered in their role as caregivers;

* A toll-free helpline 1-800-88-9988 or Facebook chat option at www.facebook.com/TENA.Malaysia (available for assistance from 9AM to 5PM, Monday to Friday).

With this knowledge, family members are empowered to help, be it starting a conversation, purchasing absorbent pants or seeking medical advice, so that their loved ones can continue
to do what they love most, without worries about incontinence holding them back from living freely and confidently.

For more information about the “Apa Khabar Mak Abah?” Campaign and educational resources, visit www.facebook.com/TENA.Malaysia or www.TENA.com.my.

For a limited time only, participants who complete the “Apa Khabar Mak Abah?”
Self-Checklist will get a TENA gift* that will help you on your journey in managing incontinence.

*While stocks last

Saturday, August 4, 2018


Why is math is so important so important to learn? It's because we need to use math every day. Math helps us when we shop, when we cook food, and even when we play with our friends.

This book comes with a music CD included. Math needs to be use during shopping groceries, cooking, baking, etc.

Guided Reading Activities.
  1. In this story, kids use math when they go to the grocery store, bake cookies, and play basketball. What are some other daily uses of math?
  2. On page 9, a girl is counting out change. How many pennies equal a dollar? How many nickels, dimes, or quarters equal a dollar?
  3. Do you have a friend or relative who you like to visit? Do you bike or get a ride to their house? Draw a map to their house. 
This edition is available for distribution in Asia only by Scholastic. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Official Launch

Die-cast cars, orange tracks, the challenger’s spirit - there’s only one thing we could be talking about: Hot Wheels®. The iconic flame-shaped red and yellow logo is an appropriate symbol for the energy and excitement that the brand champions. This year, Hot Wheels is celebrating its 50th Anniversary - that’s 50 years of inspiring kids to challenge boundaries, die-cast car in one hand and an orange track in the other.

The Hot Wheels® SEA 50th Tour, launched in conjunction with this milestone, is taking Dmitriy Shakhmatov, Global Hot Wheels® Product Design Manager, across Southeast Asia. The tour kicked off in Malaysia at the annual Art of Speed event in MAEPS, Serdang. The event was attended by automobile enthusiasts from all over the country. All collectors know that this is the place to be to grab those rare collectibles to add to their collections.

“We’re glad that Hot Wheels® die-cast vehicles and tracksets have been present in the homes of our fans for 50 years,” said Ivan Franco, Country Manager of Mattel Southeast Asia. “We believe in embracing challenges through imaginative, creative play - we don’t take that responsibility lightly. We want to impart that virtue on the new generation in all the ways that we can.”

The brand organised a design competition for students aged 9-12 across the Klang Valley - asking them to send in their best ideas for a Hot Wheels car. Hundreds heard and answered the call, going above and beyond with their designs. Individual entries were judged by Dmitriy Shakhmatov himself. Shakhmatov has been with the brand since 2015 and has already seen some of his dreams come true.

“I still find it hard to believe that I was able to see my personal design of the Aristorat come to fruition. But that’s the promise of Hot Wheels, isn’t it? That if you can dream it, you can make it happen. I would jumped at the chance to participate in a contest like this when I was younger - I’m so glad Hot Wheels® is being proactive and carving out a space for kids to be creative,” he said.

Shakhmatov met with some of the kids, collectors, and fans during a short meet-and-greet session at Malaysia’s Art of Speed 2018 event, during which he gave out autographs and bonded with them over a shared love of cars. His enthusiasm was contagious and most evident when he was presented with a surprise gift: a collage of the top 50 entries from the design competition.

The Hot Wheels® SEA 50th Tour, launched in conjunction with this milestone, is taking Dmitriy Shakhmatov, Global Hot Wheels® Product Design Manager
 This event was also the unveiling of the never before seen and highly anticipated 2019 Car Culture designs. This was the first year the brand has collaborated with RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF, or RWB, a Porsche tuner based in Japan. The particular Car Culture car they collaborated on was an RWB Porsche 930, part of the Porsche 911 family. The actual design of the car will likely be released to the public in the first half of next year.

To celebrate the collaboration, Hot Wheels® unveiled the only RWB Porsche 933, a part of Porsche 911 family, in Malaysia, sporting a Hot Wheels® 50th Anniversary makeover. The car was unveiled by Ivan Franco; Dmitriy Shakhmatov; Christian Coujin, of RWB Porsche; and Asep Ahmad Iskandar, founder of Art of Speed. The unveiling was graced by the surprise appearance of Malaysian International Racer, Jazeman Jafaar, who – to the excitement of those in attendance - started the car’s engine when the cloth was pulled off.

If you’re upset you’ve missed out on all of this fun, fret not! You still have the chance to demonstrate your challenger spirit during the Hot Wheels® Southeast Asia Championship Tour 2018! Hot Wheels® is calling for teams comprised of one parent and one child (ages 4-12) to take on tests of accuracy, speed, and creativity. This tour will stop in 50 Southeast Asian cities. Only six teams will advance to the Grand Finals held in Jakarta, Indonesia where they will take each other on to win the Grand Prize in November 2018.

Hot Wheels® unveiled six of the upcoming 2019 Car Culture designs, including the very first prototype of the exact RWB Porche 2019.

The actual (full-sized) RWB Porsche was unveiled in celebration of Hot Wheels® 50th Anniversary & collaboration with RWB. This is the latest RWB #7 in Malaysia [Mirai Yosouzu] and this is the first time it’s being shown in public.

RWB is a dedicated Porsche tuner based in Japan. Combining Japanese and Euro tuning elements, RWB is able to create distinct and distinguished Porsches for their customers. Each project will produce an individualised design - meaning no car coming out of their workshop will look the same as another.

 Besides that, Hot Wheels® is holding a “Made to Race” fun run on 12 August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur which those who embody the challenger’s spirit can celebrate together.

Collectors should keep their eyes peeled for the 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Sets:
* Hot Wheels® 50th Black and Gold Collection
* Hot Wheels® 50th Originals Collection
* Hot Wheels® 50th Track Stars 5-car Pack
* Hot Wheels® 50th Anniversary Favourites
* Hot Wheels® 50th Zamac Flames Collection
* Hot Wheels® 50th Stars and Stripes Collection
* Hot Wheels® 50th Camaro Collection
* Hot Wheels® 50th Throwback Collection
* Hot Wheels® 50th Anniversary 10-car Pack

For more information about Hot Wheels and to stay tuned for news about its 50th Anniversary celebration, check out Hot Wheels Facebook page and website [hotwheels.mattel.com].

happy son with Hot Wheels, hugging so tight and fall asleep.

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