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Time To Give Again at Sunway Putra Hotel Lighting Up The Underpriviledge Lives

Hello lovely readers ..

Misz-ella on 5 November 2016 was invited by Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur to witnessed its annual Time to Give corporate social responsibility programme.

In conjunction with the Diwali festival this year, about 80 underprivileged children and single mothers were celebrated under the programme. Time To Give, which was launched in December 2015, is a CSR program that reaches out to the underprivileged and less fortunate during festive seasons throughout the year. The campaign also encourages employees of the hotel to participate and volunteer their time and capabilities to help these unfortunate members of the society.  

The children and single mothers that were feted at the hotel, were mostly abused, orphaned and/or underprivileged from three different homes in the Klang Valley,  namely Rumah SVP Klang, Rumah Ozanam Klang and Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Lagenda. This initiative was brought to our attention by two benefactors - the Simple Souls which was founded by Sashi Kumar Nair, his wife Sumita Yashvant Kumar and assisted by his childhood friend Mr. Shanmugayogan Shanmuganthan, and Charity Food Basket Society Klang which was founded by Mr. Chew Song Kong. Their initial idea was to treat these unfortunate children to a good meal at a 5-star hotel.

However, in the spirit of good triumphing evil and light over dark that represents the purpose of the Festival of Lights, Sunway Putra Hotel collaborated with Sunway Putra Mall which is adjacent to the hotel, to develop a program that is more than just an open house concept for the children.

Sunway Putra Mall had graciously sponsored RM 10 vouchers for each child to be spent at the TCBY Frozen Yogurt & Mrs Field’s Cookies outlet located on the Lower Ground at the mall. This activity was intended to give the children an experience in shopping for themselves and at the same time the pleasure of enjoying ice-cream and cookies. They were seen excitedly chosen their frozen yogurt and cookies, a meaningful moment for them as most of them have not experienced such a moment in their life before *sobs*

Next the children, spent about an hour playing at the Playland, Parenthood located on Level 2, Sunway Putra Mall. Parenthood sponsored 80 Limitless Play vouchers that introduced these children to edutainment and fun-filled time in their indoor playground. The children had a good, fun time enjoying their quality time together. Some of them did not want to leave the Playland as that was their first time experienced such a moment.

Next, the excited children were then ushered to the Sunway Putra Hotel where they were treated to a Hi-Tea fit for a king with popular Indian dishes such as Lamb Kofta with Masala, Biryani Rice, Chicken Kurma and Vegetable Dhall Curry.

Speaking at the event, Sunway Putra Hotel Director of Finance, Mr. Sivamayam Gunaratnam on behalf of General Manager Sunway Putra Hotel, Mr. Christopher Bong said, “Sunway Putra Hotel has always been committed to foster harmony in our society and empower the lives of our future generation. Therefore, it is our privilege to live these values through our initiative today.

Other highlights at the event was the presentation of 120 hampers to the underprivileged children and single mothers as well as “duit raya” which were solely arranged by Simple Souls and Charity Food Basket Society Klang.

It was such a lovely moment for me to witnessed their happy faces. As Malay says "Tangan Yang Memberi Lebih Baik Dari Yang Menerima" .. Thank You Sunway Putra Hotel and other sponsors for making their day.

For exclusive and latest hotel offers and promotions, do not forget to LIKE Sunway Putra Hotel on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sunwayputrahotelkl/ and Instagram @sunwayputrahotel. Alternatively, log on to their website http://putra.sunwayhotels.com for more information.

Anchor Travel Cake For the upcoming season of gifting and sharing

Hello readers ..

Today lets talk about cake .. to be exact a butter cake. I am a fan of butter cake, orange flavour butter cake especially.

Recently, I was invited to the launched of the quintessential Travel Cake by Anchor Food Professionals, the foodservices arm of Fonterra Brands Malaysia.

Travel cakes are classic loaf-style cakes,  inspired by France's "gateaus de voyage" delicious specialty cakes that were brought from one city to another, in the past and even now.

To endure the travel, it needed to keep well and this is usually achieved by using the best quality butter.

For travel cakes, it definitely makes a difference when it is made using a pure butter and the Anchor Travel Cakes were created using Anchor Tinned Butter which is the ideal butter for travel cakes as it is made from pure and natural dairy from grass-fed cows in New Zealand. It is a premium butter perfect for baked goods as it is aromatic and has a soft and smooth texture.

In conjunction with the upcoming season of gifting and sharing, three variants of the Anchor Travel Cakes were launched and will be available starting from 1 December 2016,  in 15 selected bakeries nationwide and over 57 outlets. 

The three variants of the Anchor Travel cakes are :

Chocolate Prune Travel Cake
a mixture of pitted prune, apricots and dark chocolate chunks encased in a moist chocolate butter cake

Earl Grey Apricot Travel cake 
 earl grey tea infused apricot in fragrant earl grey tea butter cake 

Orange Cranberry Travel Cake
 plump & juicy cranberries soaked in orange juice, in a buttery orange scented cake.

Ms Linda Tan, Director of Anchor Food Professionals Malaysia at the launched said that the We hope to bring back the old delightful tradition of gifting and sharing cakes during festivities, with ideas on inspiration on how to personalize the cakes to be enjoyed at home or given as gourmet gifts for different occasions

During the launched, the Anchor Food Professional Pastry Chefs, took the experience a notch up by demonstrating ways to enhance the enjoyment of the cakes by serving them up as cake pops, simply sliced and served with ice cream of glazed for a personal touch.

The Anchor Travel Cakes are versatile and can be enjoy in many ways .. during Tea Time with your loved one.

Serve it to your guests during the Christmas celebration

Or during the upcoming Chinese New Year

Or why not bring along a loaf or two of the Anchor Travel Cakes as a great gifts during this festive seasons

The Anchor Travel Cakes will be available in over 57 outlets of these bakeries : RT Pastry House, boite a bijous, Thyme Bakery and Trendy Bakery in the Klang Valley, Kek Sayang in Kedah, Savour @ Bread History in Penang, The Baker's Hut, Born & Bread and Happy Angel's Cake in Perak, Seremban Toast House in Negeri Sembilan, Baker's Ville in Johor, Walnut Bakery in Sabah and Taka Cake House, MA Baker and Farley Bakery in Sarawak.  Anchor Travel Cakes will vary in the presentation, size and packaging based on each bakery's unique customer preference. 

As part of the campaign, Anchor Food Professionals will be giving away a set of designer dessert spoons with every purchase of two travel cakes during its availability at the partner bakeries from 1 December 2016 to 31 January 2017.

So readers, if you are a butter cakes lover *like me* three variants of the Anchor Travel Cakes could be a perfect choice during this upcoming season. Get it from the 57 outlets starting from today, 1st December 2016, share it with your love one and enjoy.

Sambutan 30 Tahun Habib Di Kuala Lumpur, 27 November 2016

Hello pembaca budiman ..

Pada 27 November 2016 yang lalu,  Misz-ella berpeluang untuk menghadirkan diri ke Majlis Sambutan Ulang Tahun 30 Tahun Habib di Kuala Lumpur. Sambutan yang diadakan di cawangan Habib yang pertama di Kuala Lumpur iaitu di Semua House benar-benar mengimbau nostalgia zaman muda Misz-ella dahulu.

Sejak dari awal Misz-ella mendapat jemputan melalui rakan blogger, Kak Fas, Misz-ella dah 'lock' tarikh itu awal-awal. Almaklumlah, hari Ahad .. Misz-ella bagitau Kak Fas, ini adalah Ulangtahun ke 30 Habib di Kuala Lumpur, its so meaningful and I am so happy to share the success story of Habib with my blog reader and as I said, Habib and me has a very nostalgic story.

My story with Habib started more than 20 years ago at their Semua House branch. Habib adalah jenama barang kemas pertama yang Misz-ella miliki. I bought my engagement ring from Habib. Cincin kahwin pun dari Habib. Duit Mas Kahwin Misz-ella gunakan untuk beli cincin belah rotan dari Habib dan setahun sekali, Misz-ella akan memiliki barang kemas juga dari Habib. I still remember Encik Ahmad Sathali, The General Manager of Habib Semua House at that time who was recommended to me by my ex boss, Encik Shaik and it was such a nice moment when Dato' Sri Meer, the Managing Director of Habib reconnected me with him on that lovely afternoon. Masa berjalan .. umur kita makin meningkat tapi kenangan tetap segar dalam ingatan. I had so many wonderful memories with Habib.

Dato' Sri Meer di Majlis sambutan 30 Tahun Habib di Kuala Lumpur

Dato' Sri Meer pada majlis tersebut berkongsi kisah tentang bagaimana tercetusnya idea untuk membawa Habib ke Kuala Lumpur pada tahun 1986 setelah penubuhan bilik pameran pertamanya di Pulau Pinang pada tahun 1958. Seronok dengar cerita Dato' Sri tentang bagaimana Habib yang bermula dengan cawangan pertama di Semua House dengan pekerja seramai lapan orang sahaja, mengorak langkah demi langkah hingga mempunyai 31 cawangan di seluruh negara hari ini. 

Antara kejayaan yang telah dicapai Habib hari ini adalah :-
  • menjadi syarikat barang kemas pertama berdaftar di bawah bursa tempatan pada tahun 1998
  • dinobatkan sebagai salah satu dari 5 jenama terbaik dalam kategori perniagaan (barang kemas) di Campaign Asia Pacific dan TNS' Asia's Top 1,000 Brands dari 2010 hingga 2012
  • Brand Laureate Award
  • Reader's Digest Trusted Brands Awards
  • Malaysian Retail Association Award
  • Fair Price Award
  • Best Companies to Work for in Asia oleh HR Asia
  • membuka Hotel HABIB di Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Habib juga telah menjalankan usaha sama eksklusif dengan jenama antarabangsa seperti 'Hearts on Fire' dari Amerika Syarikat yang terkenal dengan potongan berliannya yang paling sempurna, PANDORA  dari Denmark yang terkenal dengan barang kemas buatan tangan dan juga ICE WATCH, jenama jam tangan mewah mampu milik dari Belgium.

Tambah manis bila Dato' Sri Meer berkongsi dengan kami tentang bagaimana Habib Semua House telah menemukan beliau dengan seorang gadis manis yang kini adalah teman hidupnya iaitu Datin Sri Zarida.  

Memotong kek ulang tahun ke 30 Habib

 Dato' Sri dan Datin Sri bersama para pekerja yang menjadi tulang belakang Habib sepanjang 30 tahun ini.

Kami juga dipersembahkan dengan Koleksi emas dan batu permata  Habib yang ohhhh .. tersangatlah lawa dan memukau di mata Misz-ella 

Bersama Datin Sri Zarida yang sentiasa manis dan ramah di setiap pertemuan dan rakan blogger, Kak Fas.

Sekali lagi, Selamat Ulang Tahun ke 30 di Kuala Lumpur, Habib. Bermula dari hanya seorang pelanggan biasa, Misz-ella hari ini gembira bila dapat berkongsi kisah manis Habib di blog Dari Jari-Jari Halusku ini. Maklumat lanjut tentang Habib boleh didapati di www.habibjewels.com

Dress Up, Run & Dance at Symphony Life That '70s Run

Hello readers ..

Another fun run I brought to you. This time it is Symphony Life That 70's run, a Fun run wellness Carnival organised by Symphony Life Berhad.

The Symphony Life That '70s Run will be held at BizWalk, Taman Tasik Prima, Puchong this coming 15th January 2017, at 7:30A.M. 

It is a 5km retro-themed run (back to the '70s) and participants are encouraged to dress up in outfits from that era to take part in the run. Wooopsss !! Interesting, right!! 

As the saying goes "Health is Wealth", Symphony Life That '70s Run is a Fun Run Wellness Carnival that suits all level of participation. Parents are encouraged to bring their children and run together with their family. Friends can take the opportunity of this run to spend quality time together while learning about health and wellness via the health check up booth that will be set during the Run.

Apart from that, the run promise to be fun as there will be 2 dance checkpoints along the 5km route. Participants are required to follow a few simple '70s dance moves by the dance instructors to be entitled to the finisher medal. 

At the finish line, a mini fest will be held for the participants and public. Free health check counters and health related product booths will be setup along with children activity stations and a variety of food trucks too.

So readers, imagine 70!! That 'Afro' hair style, the big colourful styled sunglasses, bell-bottom trousers and hot pants!! Wootsss ... As a '70s baby, I am all excited to dress up, run and dance '70s during the Symphony Life That '70s Run!

The registration fee for the run is RM70.00, and registration closes on 15th December 2016. The fee is inclusive of event drifit t-shirt, finisher medal, lucky draw entitlement, freebies, light refreshment etc. There is also an early bird discount of RM10.00 for participants who register before 30th November 2016. 

Please visit https://www.runningevents.my/that70srun for registration and do not forget to LIKE the event official Facebook Page at www.fb.me/that70srun for the latest info regarding the event.

Wacoal new boutique in Sunway Pyramid Mall

Hello lovely readers *especially ladies*

Wacoal, the renowned Japanese intimate apparels produces both internationally and locally is expanding further its products and services beyond departmental stores in Malaysia with its latest Wacoal The Store within a leading shopping mall.
Located on the ground floor of Sunway Pyramid Mall the opening of the novel Wacoal The Store alters the traditional retail space layout and starts a new trend in the way Malaysian women purchase their lingerie. 

The uncluttered 1,000 over square feet boutique is divided into several zones, such as living and dressing areas to replicate the feel of a welcoming home, allowing ladies to pick through meticulously chosen merchandise in the privacy of intimate and cost Wacoal The Store.

The official opening ceremony of the new Wacoal Boutique by Mr. Takashi Watanabe, the Executive Director of Wacoal Malaysia (centre), the newly crowned Miss Malaysia World 2016, Ms Tatiana Kumar who holds the title of Miss Wacoal and other key persons of Wacoal Malaysia.

The new Wacoal boutique offers full range of the intimate lingerie from the darling Wacoal Gold Collection, the body-shaping goddess Magic X, the sophisticated opulence Salute, newly introduced and specialised Sports Bra, to the USA imported sweetheart b.tempt'd (short form for 'be tempted') are set to cater to ladies of all ages, while exclusive undergarments accessories like brassiere organiser and laundry net both delightful and practical to have, are showcased too.

So readers, if you are looking for a lingerie, Wacoal The Store in Sunway Pyramid Mall could be the best place for you. Visit the store at Lot G1.79, Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaay daily from 10:00 am to 10:000pm and do not forget to call 03-5886 5105.