Octo Baby for Clean Devices

I’m not sure about pokemon and digital pets but I’m definite that I need Octo Baby for my gadgets
I’m very fussy when it comes to clean gadgets, specially laptops. I don’t like the thought of my fingers continuously touching dirty keyboard. Although it’s quite easy to clean the surface with cloth, it’s challenging to get into corners and to grab dust resting in between the keys. 
While visiting Harvey Norman in Mid Valley Megamall to take a look at laptops and earphones, I saw this eye-catchy, colourful gel stuff inside a plastic jar. It looks cute and it’s unusual so I checked it out. It says “Have Fun Cleaning!”, something you’d rarely see in an IT/hardware section. 

The Octo Baby makes it easy to clean devices such as your PC keyboard, MacBook, speakers, mobile phones and other items that have small parts or holes and are not water-safe. 

Price: RM17.00 per jar
What makes the Octo Baby great:
  • Absorbs dirt, dust & germs in cavities
  • Anti-bacterial & kills 99.99% of the germs
  • Does not leave residues
  • Simply press it against surface then pull and the dirt is gone
  • Portable & Convenient to bring it along
  • Use with dry hands
  • Does not contain damaging formula
  • Ideal for home, office, car, computers, ventilation, consoles and more
  • Alcohol – Free

It might feel icky at first because it’s a blob of goop that you use with your hand to clean the device. But it works! 


It’s very simple and convenient to use. Just take the entire goop into your palm. Press it on the surface of your device (as long as that part of your device is safe for cleaning and a little bit of pressure, not the internal, sensitive parts). Lift/pull the Octo baby and you’ll see that dust and dirt are already caught in the goop. 


If you have speakers with those tiny, round holes, the Octo Baby jelly is a great cleaning material. Press the whole goop lightly into the speaker surface then lift it.
See how the gel effectively goes into those holes from the marks here?


After you’re done using the jelly, you can put the whole thing back into the jar and use it again. Once you notice that the jelly is getting full of dirt within, it’s time to buy a new one, which will probably be several month unless you use it on big dirty devices all the time. It lasts long enough and it’s affordable at RM17 a piece anyway. 


So if you like or prefer clean devices like me, you can give the Octo Baby cleaning jelly a try. Enough of those cloths and tissues that may leave residues on your devices. 

Claim your Rewards now with ShopBack and Hermo Malaysia


I kept hearing about ShopBack from my gorgeous Head of Digital Marketing named Rowena (Haha! Sorry, Rowena, if you’re reading this, I can’t help but mention your name…see, I don’t ignore what you’re talking about.) Being an online shopper like me, although maybe not as notorious, she enjoys discovering great ways to be rewarded from spending online. Since I keep hearing about ShopBack, I knew I just had to investigate. 

What are the usual online sites that you shop from? I’m a beauty junkie but my shopping needs are not limited to beauty sites alone. I do look for device and gadgets, kids stuff, health products, flights, accommodations, stock shots and more. Name an online site and I’ve probably shopped there! To name a few:

  • 11street
  • Agoda
  • AirAsia
  • Amazon
  • Dreamstime
  • eBay
  • FoodPanda
  • GemFive
  • Groupon
  • Guardian
  • HappyFresh
  • Hermo
  • Hermo
  • Lazada
  • MySale
  • Sephora
  • Shutter stock
  • Signature Snack
  • Watsons
  • Wine Talk
  • Zalora

I spent time today checking the site and exploring what ShopBack does. The concept is pretty simple and amazing: shop online with ShopBack stores and get cashback rewards through your ShopBack account, which are then transferred to your preferred bank account. With whatever value you spend, based on each store’s ShopBack offer, you get rewards! This cashback site gives you savings online!


It’s easy to earn money back. From the long list of available stores at ShopBack, I’d say it’s impossible for a lot of us not to find at least 10 brands or stores to shop from. After you’ve created a ShopBack account, simply click on the store that you want to shop from, ensure that you shop on that URL so ShopBack can track your purchase, proceed with your purchase on that store and that’s it! You can check your ShopBack rewards within 4 – 48 hours. 


Discover how to get started with this video:

I’ve checked 2 online beauty sites: Hermo and Sephora (but of course!). Hermo gives customers up to 5.6% cashback. If you’re an existing customer, you get 4.2% cashback while a new customer gets 5.6%. You can enjoy cashback with the latest Hermo voucher easily through ShopBack. Some of the beauty brands you can shop for at Hermo are Acca Kappa, B.liv, Bioderma, Clinelle, Cyber Colors, Dr. Wu, Garnier, H2O+, Kate, Kose, L’Oreal, Laneige, Lierac, Physiogel, Talika and The Face Shop.    

This is a great time to earn cashback from Hermo, look at the collection they recently featured. It’s Disney’s Alice in Wonderland beauty collection!


Hermo has regular deals, it’s best to check on your favorite products and brands from time to time.  


Sephora is also one of the numerous stores with ShopBack rewards. New customers get 8.0% cashback, existing customers get 2.0%. Oh man, all the rewards I’ve missed from my Sephora shopping! Great brands from Sephora include Benefit Cosmetics, Burberry, Clinique, Caudalie, Dr. Jart, Ecotools, GlamGlow, Julie Hewett, Lancome, REN, Sigma Beauty, SK-II, Too Faced, Urban Decay and Zoeva. I’m a fan of makeup brushes from Zoeva and Sigma Beauty, I buy them from Sephora online (previously Luxola). I should have been shopping with ShopBack where you can also find the best Sephora coupons


Now I’m wishing that I listened to Rowena a lot earlier. I could have collected more rewards from my online shopping sprees! Why why why didn’t I pay attention long time ago? 

Start getting rewarded through ShopBack and collect money back from shopping. Make the most out of your dollars / ringgit by getting rewards. 

My 8 Festive Gift Picks from Crabtree & Evelyn

Let’s keep the Holiday Gifts ideas rolling…here are more gift sets that I came across with! Oh, excited to go Christmas shopping!
My Pick #1:
Big Top Twelve Hand Therapy Musical Tin  
RM288 – contains Hand Therapy 25g x 12
This wonderful and entertaining gift contains twelve of much-loved and ultra-moisturising Hand Therapy creams. Rich and decoratively presented in the 2014 Seasonal Spectacular designed collectable musical tin, which features a traditional wind-up mechanism on the base and plays Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. I think this can be a great set to buy if you want to give something to a group of friends or colleagues. Price for 12 pieces will only be around RM24 each and you get to keep the collectible musical tin!
Rosewater Hand Therapy 25g
Nantucket Briar Hand Therapy 25g
Gardeners Hand Therapy 25g
La Source Hand Therapy 25g
Summer Hill Hand Therapy 25g
Citron, Honey & Coriander Hand Therapy 25g
Lavender Hand Therapy 25g
Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed Hand Therapy 25g
Evelyn Rose Hand Therapy 25g
Lily Hand Therapy 25g
Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Hand Therapy 25g
Verbena & Lavender de Provence Hand Threrapy 25g
Large decorative wind-up Musical Tin

My Pick #2:

Scentsational Six Hand Therapy Musical Tin

RM158 – contains Hand Therapy 25g x 6
This one is half of my first pick. Give the gift of soft, smooth and supple hands with C&E’s Hand Therapy in 6 favourite fragrances, beautifully presented in the 2014 Seasonal Spectacular designed collectable musical tin, which also features a traditional wind-up mechanism on the base and plays Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson.
Nantucket Briar Hand Therapy 25g
Rosewater Hand Therapy 25g
Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed Hand Therapy 25g
Gardeners Hand Therapy 25g
La Source Hand Therapy 25g
Lavender Hand Therapy 25g
Decorative wind-up Musical Tin
My Pick #3:
La Source Bath & Body Duo
RM140 – contains a body wash and body lotion
Perfect gift for everyone and anyone who enjoys bathing! Give the gift of silky soft and wonderfully scented skin this Christmas with a decoratively presented La Source Bath & Body Duo gift set. With a relaxing, green marine fragrance reminiscent of the sea, La Source Shower Gel gently cleanses and refreshes, while La Source Body Lotion moisturises and conditions the skin.
Relaxing Body Wash 250ml
Relaxing Body Lotion 250ml
Seasonal Spectacular design Gift Box
Fragrance: A crisp, clean scent of refreshing aquatic notes, musk, and gentle shoreline breezes.
My Pick #4:
Nantucket Briar Bath & Body Duo
RM150 – contains shower gel and scented body lotion
Give the gift of silky soft and wonderfully scented skin this Christmas with this decoratively presented Nantucket Briar Bath & Body Duo. With a soft and classic oriental fragrance, the Bath & Shower Gel gently cleanses and conditions, while Body Lotion  locks moisture into the skin.
Nantucket Briar Bath & Shower Gel 200ml
Nantucket Briar Body Lotion 200ml
Seasonal Spectacular design Gift Box
Fragrance: A blend of briar roses, bergamot, fresh greens, amber and vanilla.
My Pick #5:
Summer Hill Bath & Body Duo
RM150 – contains shower gel and body lotion
Give the gift of silky soft and wonderfully scented skin this Christmas with this Summer Hill Duo. With a warm and floral fragrance, our Summer Hill Bath & Shower Gel gently cleanses and conditions and Summer Hill Body Lotion locks moisture into the skin.
Summer Hill Shower Gel 200ml
Summer Hill Body Lotion 200ml
Seasonal Spectacular design Gift Box
Fragrance: Warm, white floral blend of summer grasses, wildflowers and orchard fruits.

My Pick #6:
Rosewater Bath & Body Duo
RM150 – contains shower gel and body lotion
Brighten this festive season by giving the gift of silky soft and wonderfully scented skin with decoratively presented Rosewater Bath & Body Duo gift set. With a captivating and elegant floral fragrance, Rosewater Bath & Shower gel gently cleanses and conditions, while Rosewater Body Lotion helps lock moisture deep into the skin.
Rosewater Bath & Shower Gel 250ml
Rosewater Body Lotion 245ml
Seasonal Spectacular design Gift Box
Fragrance:Captivating rosewater surrounded with light notes of violet, florals, and musk.

My Pick #7:
Porcelain Diffuser 180ml
Wouldn’t you want to smell the holidays in the air? Indulge in the continuous and celebratory fragrance of Noël with elegantly designed porcelain bird-shaped diffuser. A captivatingly decorative and festively scented addition to any home for the Christmas season, the porcelain bird is designed to draw in the oil and diffuse the fragrance into the room. Look at that adorable bird! Would be very nice to have that on the coffee or side table.


A great holiday season centerpiece
Porcelain bird-shaped diffuser
Exquisite fragrance without flames
Allow 24-36 hours for the fragrance to start to diffuse into the room
Fragrance:  Irresistible festive blend of fresh balsams, persimmon and citrus fused with spicy star anise, clove and nutmeg.

My Pick #8:
Large Poured Candle
Create a luxurious glow and ambiance in anybody’s home for the holiday season with this festively fragrant Hollyberry candle. Presented in a beautifully bold frosted purple jar, this Hollyberry Poured Candle will decorate the home with the festive, warm and welcoming scent of just-cut foliage, plump wild fruits and trails of inviting spices. Inspired by crimson berries and fresh, green leaves, this fruity fragrance captures the magic of winter with red currant, fig and frankincense notes. And simply because I just love the color purple, this gift immediately caught my attention.
Provides a long-lasting scent
Beautiful frosted purple glass
Presented in an elegant Crabtree & Evelyn signature festive box
Approximately 45 hours of total burn time
Fragrance: Hollyberry is a festive fruity fragrance that captures the magic of winter with red currant, fig and frankincense notes infused with crimson berries and fresh, green leaves.

And I just love this season’s gift box designs. It’s very different from the simple, floral C&E boxes.


All these gift sets are in limited availability and stocks within Malaysia. For stocks and prices, check with a Crabtree & Evelyn shop near you.
Photos and gift details captured from Crabtree & Evelyn UK site

6 Wonderful Wine Gift Ideas for Christmas and New Year

Yay, we’re quickly approaching Christmas season! 
Time to plan for gifts, do more shopping and give joy to loved ones! The ‘BER’ months always get me excited and happy and nostalgic all at the same time. If you’ve read my gift posts from last year, you’d know that in Philippines, we start our Christmas shopping early. Malls will be in holiday mood and decoration with Christmas trees, tinsels and other shiny things. I just love Christmas season! 


It’s the time of the year when I start sharing about gift ideas. These include gifts that I’d consider shopping for my loved ones and other ideas that I think would be great for you, too. Isn’t it exciting yet sometimes challenging to look for gifts? So here I am to share some thoughts with you. 

First on my list are yummy wine gifts. This kind of gift is more for the unconventional and for those who want to give the gift of experience or fine taste. If your loved one or friend is someone who enjoys really good food, someone who enjoys fine dining and other luxuries in life, wine would be a great choice as this gives them an experience from a bottle (or two). Imagine giving them a bottle of a wonderful French Sauvignon Blanc. It would be like giving them the experience of the beautiful country of France with every sip of that white wine from their glass. Wines are also a great accompaniment to the merriment of dining, making food talk even more enjoyable with the sparkle of wines. 

Wines also make a professional and premium gift for clients, for customers and for bosses. Of course, you need to gauge if your recipients do enjoy wine (but hey, who would throw a bottle of wine?). Some would have specific preference, maybe red wine versus white wine versus sparkling. And those who have been enjoying wines longer would probably have very specific likes, maybe Malbec or Shiraz or Chardonnay or Cava. Some would even want wines only from France or Australia. But whatever their preferences are, giving them wines as gifts will definitely give you a touch of class and elegance. They’ll be impressed with your gift choice.  

Here are some wine gift ideas, all available at online wine delivery service in Malaysia, www.winetalk.com.my 

A. For White Wine Lovers

Spanish white wine set at RM128
2 bottles of Val de Vid Rueda blend + Free gift box
Grapes: Verdhelo
Country: Spain
Region: Rueda
Type: White wine
Vintage: 2011
Flavor: Dry
Body: Medium

Australian Sauvignon Blanc set at RM144
2 bottles of Wine Men of Gotham Sauvignon Blanc + Free gift box
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Type: White wine
Vintage: 2012
Flavor: Fruity
Body: Light

Australian Pinot Grigio set at RM144
2 bottles of Wine Men of Gotham Pinot Grigio + Free gift box
Grapes: Pinot Grigio
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Type: White wine
Vintage: 2011
Flavor: Fruity
Body: Light

B. For Red Wine Lovers

French Red Wine set at RM150
2 bottles of Chinon ‘Les Messanges de Pallus’ + Free gift box
Grapes: Cabernet Franc
Country: France
Region: Loire Valley
Type: Red wine
Vintage: 2012
Flavor: Dry
Body: Medium

Spanish Red Wine set at RM184
2 bottles of Bodegas Baigorri ‘Crianza’ + Free gift box
Grapes: Tempranillo
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Type: Red wine
Flavor: Dry
Body: Medium

Australian Red Wine set at RM350
2 bottles of BK Wines ‘Cult’ Single Vineyard Shiraz + Free gift box
Grapes: Shiraz
Country: Australia
Region: Adelaide Hills
Type: Red wine
Vintae: 2012
Flavor: Fruity
Body: Full

You can also pick your own choice of wine combination. Just choose 2 or more of the wines you want to give as gifts and buy the gift box at only RM11.90.

And here’s even better news! Only for my readers, you can use this voucher code – BLOG50CC – to get RM50 OFF when you purchase RM300 of normal-priced wines!

Woohooo! Christmas, Christmas…keep the gifts coming!

Eat Healthy, Eat Organic with New Recipes from Alce Nero

Are you concerned about your daily diet and the amount of sugar, fat, sodium and MSG that you are consuming? Worried about harmful chemicals, pesticides or even Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)?  


Is our daily food consumption healthy and nutritious?

Alce Nero, famed for its growing range of organic Italian food and Fairtrade products from around the world, is on a mission to help people cook and eat at home, preferably using organic ingredients.  Alce Nero prides itself on its organic produce, which is free of genetically modified organisms and additives and is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers on pollutant-free land in Italy.

The brand has released four new recipes that offer delicious, healthy and nutritious options that combine Eastern and Western elements, and that are quick and easy to make, even for people with busy lifestyles.
The pasta recipes of Sardine Spaghettini, Macaroni & Cheese and Fried Spaghetti can be a complete meal in them with just a simple salad, while the Strawberry Jam Muffins will be a treat for children and adults.
Spaghettini Sardines

  • 150g Alce Nero Spaghettini
  • 2 pieces Ayam Brand Sardines in Extra Virgin Virgin Olive Oil and Chilli
  • 1 tablespoon Alce Nero Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cabbage, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice 

  • 2 tbsp seasoning sauce
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Chillies (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crispy garlic (optional)

  1. Put sardines in microwave for 1 minute.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a big pot; add in 1 tablespoon salt and the pasta; cook until al dente. Drain.
  3. Heat olive oil in a pan.
  4. Add in chopped garlic till golden brown.
  5. Add in cabbage and cook till soft.
  6. Add in strained spaghettini, slightly stir fry.
  7. Season with seasoning sauce, pepper, sugar, and chilli.
  8. Transfer spaghettini to a plate.
  9. Arrange sardines on the spaghetti.
  10. Top with crispy garlic, coriander leaves, and spring onion.

Macaroni & Cheese

  • 250g Alce Nero Organic Macaroni
  • 3 tbsp Alce Nero organic Extra Viring Olive Oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 big chicken sausages, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 350g Alce Nero Organic Tomato Sauce Vegetables
  • ½ cup grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley

  1. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to boil over medium heat.
  2. Add in macaroni and cook about 10-12 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Meanwhile, heat extra virgin olive oil in a pan.
  3. Add in sausages, cook over medium high heat about 2 – 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and sauté until soft, about 2 minutes.
  5. Ass in crushed red pepper, Alce Nero Organic Tomato Sauce Vegetables, then macaroni.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Put the macaroni in one large baking dish; sprinkle Parmesan and Mozzarella over.
  8. Place in preheated oven until cheese melts and begins to brown, watching closely to prevent burning, about 1 ½ minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and olive oil and serve.

Fried Spaghetti

  • 320g Alce Nero Spaghetti
  • 2 pepperoni (yellow & red)
  • 2 asparagus
  • ½ long green onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp Alce Nero Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Fresh Coriander
  • Salt & Pepper

  1. Cut vegetables (pepperoni, asparagus, long green onion) into chunky slices.
  2. Put olive oil, butter, and garlic in the saucepan and add chopped vegetables then fry them.
  3. Bring the pasta to boil over high heat, then turn to low heat and simmer for 8 minutes.
  4. Drain and reserve.
  5. Put the cooked spaghetti and vegetables into the saucepan, add soya sauce  and sesame oil, and fry.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Garnish with a fresh coriander and serve.

Strawberry Jam Muffins

  •     100g cake flour
  •     1 tsp baking powder
  •     1 tsp baking soda
  •     1 pinch of salt

  • 2 eggs
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 60g melted butter oil
  • ¼ cup strawberry yoghurt
  • 60g Alce Nero Organic Strawberry Jam 

  1. Preheat  oven to 180 ˚C degrees.
  2. Sieve (A) in bowl.
  3. In another mixing bowl, put in (B), mix well.
  4. Then add in (A), mix with a balloon whisk.
  5. Scoop the batter into a paper cup.
  6. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.


Give your family and yourself the gift of better nutrition through organic food from Alce Nero. For more healthy and nutritious recipes, click HERE.
In Malaysia, Alce Nero carries a fine range of organic pasta, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, pasta sauces, jam and honey and can be found at major hypermarkets, supermarkets, and selected organic stores. For more information please visit http://www.alcenero.asia or Facebook AlceNeroMalaysia.

About Alce Nero
Alce Nero was established in the 1970’s, when two cooperatives of young Italian farmers decided to pioneer the organic revolution, producing wholesome food while respecting the environment. Alce Nero combines old farming methods with the most advanced research on health and the environment. The techniques have evolved, but our seal of quality is still based on the simple ingredients that Alce Nero was created from: love of food, respect for the environment, and banning of synthetic chemical substances.
Today, Alce Nero is the No 1 organic brand in Italy. Our producers are involved in all stages of manufacture, allowing us to enforce respect of our principles throughout the production process and accurately trace our food to its origins. Thus, we can guarantee high quality, 100% organic, authentically Italian products brought straight from our fields to your plate. Alce Nero is famed for its organic certifications by the most stringent certification bodies from European Union and Japan.

In Malaysia, Alce Nero carries a fine range of organic pasta, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, pasta sauces, jam and honey. For more information please visit http://www.alcenero.asia or Facebook AlceNeroMalaysia

Philips and Disney Work Together To Light Children’s Imagination

Philips announces new Philips and Disney Product Line in Malaysia. Children can discover a whole new world of inspiration, enchantment and magic through light.


Philips Disney SoftPal Mickey – it’s a HUGGABLE LAMP!

My son is turning 5 years old in November and my next challenge is to train him how to sleep alone in his own bedroom. To be very honest, it worries me. First, how do I get him to even lie down on a bed outside our current bedroom? Second, what if he wakes up at night and discovers that I’m not at his side? Will he cry? Will he panic? How can I get him to feel comfortable being alone?
My first thought was to make his room themed to his favorite cartoon characters so he’d be more comfortable to be inside it. Maybe use a bed sheet and pillowcases with Disney’s Lightning McQueen. I’m even thinking of getting him a bed shaped like a racing car. But I haven’t thought of lighting yet. It’s amazing to discover how these small elements in a child’s room can make so much difference to their comfort and well being.

Royal Philips, a global leader in lighting, announces its partnership with family entertainment giant Disney to develop a range of inspiring, magical, and playfullighting products for children, parents, and everyone young-at-heart. Philips and Disney lighting, available in Malaysia, combines Philips’ groundbreaking innovation in lighting with the magic of Disney characters and storytelling to transform a child’s bedroom into a more creative place for bedtime stories and a restful environment for a good night’s sleep. I’ve already developed a nightly routine of reading stories to my son before he sleeps and it’s important for me to keep this habit of learning and imagination.


My first visit to Hamleys in One Utama

The launch – held at the Malaysian branch of Hamleys in the new wing of One Utama, saw 15 children aged from 4 to 9 years embarking on fun activities such as a mini race to look for Philips and Disney lighting products. They were also given pillows to build their own pillow fortressas part of engagement activities to encourage them to use their imagination. PILLOW FORTRESS?I didn’t even know there was a term for that play stuff where kids create a “house” or “dungeon” using their pillows. Wow, I learned something new.
As an (ex) interior designer, I have learned that lighting plays a significant role in creating the ambience of a room and it affects the people who dwell in it. Studies show that lighting has a strong impact on an individual’s mood, and the right lighting can help everyone, from children to adults, fall asleep and wake more naturally so that they can concentrate, perform tasks better, and simply feel happier during their waking hours. Philips and Disney Lighting is designed with children in mind, in order to provide the best lighting for their bedrooms. Whether parents need help encouraging their children to sleep or wake, Philips and Disney’s range of compact, portable lighting products can help.


Philips Disney SoftPal Mike at RM199

The most interesting Philips and Disney product that I’ve seen that day was the SoftPals. These soft, nighttime companions introduce just enough light to chase away the bumps in the night, without interrupting children’s natural sleep patterns. It’s an adorable soft lamp that our kids can hug and play with! Isn’t that amazing? I’ve never heard of something like it. Philips and Disney have truly done an innovative invention.


Philips Disney SoftPals Mickey and Minnie (RM199 each)


Philips Disney SoftPals Sulley and Mike (RM199 each)

Philips Disney LED Night Light (left – RM73) and 

LED Projection Lamp (right – RM104)

During playtime, magical make-believe is brought to life with the new LivingColors Mickey & Minnie, which feature vibrant lighting displays to create spectacular, imaginary worlds. The entire range of products offers imaginative and fun lighting to make bedtime a joy for children and parents alike.

Philips General Manager, Adrine Ong, with SoftPals 

“As likeminded companies, Philips and Disney are committed to enhancing wellbeing and overall happiness,” says Adrine Ong, General Manager for Philips Lighting Malaysia. “This starts in the home, by creating a comfortable and engaging environment for our children. Designed with children in mind, the Philips and Disney lighting products transform the bedroom into a magical world. Philips is excited to bring these products to Malaysia and give new meaning to children’s bedtime.”
The product range is equipped with child-friendly features like the Smart Philips LED bulbs designed to last for years and stay cool to the touch to protect little fingers. Each product is also meticulously designed with child safety in mind. There are no small parts or sharp edges, and cables can be safely tucked away using the velcro binders.


Child-friendly, safe, easy-to-use lighting

“These child-friendly, safe, and easy-to-useproducts will provide endless inspiration for Malaysian children’s imaginations and create the perfect environment for night or day,” Adrine adds. “Through this partnership between two known and trusted companies, Philips and Disney Lighting will create wonderful family memories for every home.”
Where to buy:
The full range of Philips and Disney lighting products will be available in branded retail outlets, department stores, specialty stores, and hypermarkets in Malaysia immediately. For further information, visit http://philips.com.my, or join the Philips Lighting Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/PhilipsLightingMalaysia.
GOOD NEWS for parents and children!
Philips is running the Pillow Fortress Facebook Contest
From 30 June to 30 July 2014


Fans of Disney and Philips lighting stand a chance of winning the latest Disney SoftPals and LivingColors lighting by participating in the Philips Pillow Fortress Facebook Contest.
There will be 10 winners for this contest and two top winners will bring home the Philips and Disney Lighting products in the form of classic Minnie, Mickey or Monster’s Inc. stars Sulley or Mike characters. More details can be found www.facebook.com/PhilipsLightingMalaysia. 
How to Join:
  • To enter the Facebook contest, participants must upload an image of their pillow fortress creation to the Phillips Pillow Fortress Contest Facebook App.
  • The pillow fortresses can be made of pillows, bolsters and other soft bedding furnishings. Structures constructed from wood or metal are not eligible. 
  • Submissions must be an original photo, drawing or any other static visual form of their own pillow fortress creations.
  • Photos, which copy other participants, will be disqualified.
  • The entries must be uploaded as a contest entry on the Philips Pillow Fortress Contest tab on the Philips Lighting Malaysia Facebook page only.
  • All participants must also complete and submit their details as requested by the contest app, along with a caption of their entry.

Participants are encouraged to share their entries with their friends and fans via Facebook to garner votes for their entries. The votes will contribute 30% to each participant’s evaluation during the judging stage while 70% will be based on judging of the entries by the Philips’ team.

So BUILD AWAY, parents and kids! Share your pillow fortress moments with Philips and with your friends!


Magical moment with kids and Philips Disney lighting


Me with Adrine Ong of Philips

About Royal Philips:
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 112,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

Breathe Cleaner Air with Ambi Pur & Febreze First Defense™ House Dust Reducer

New innovation eliminates odours & reduces indoor allergens for a healthier home
How safe and healthy is your home for your loved ones? No, I’m not talking about security to prevent outsiders from coming in. I’m talking about harmful elements that are already sitting comfortably inside our homes, within our furniture and on the air we breathe.
Fabric furniture, like couches, curtains and carpets, can often act as a reservoir for house dust, particularly when family members, guests, and pets carry them into the home. When you sit on the couch, walk on the carpet or fluff up the pillows, you often release the house dust that has settled onto the fabric into the air you breathe.  Ambi Pur & Febreze First Defence House Dust Reducer features a unique technology that acts as a net that flexes over allergen particles, trapping them on the fabric until they can be removed through routine cleaning and vacuuming.


Febreze Fabric Refresher and Ambi Pur Air Effects

“In Malaysia, our most common allergens in the air that we breathe at home are house dust mites and various animal dander. These allergens may trigger asthmatics symptoms and can force an allergic person to miss work, school and other important activities.  Even if the home looks clean on the surface, it’s important to make sure that anything that can release allergens into the air are cleaned regularly”, said Dr. Amir Hamzah Dato’ Abdul Latiff, President of the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI).
The new Ambi Pur & Febreze First DefenseHouse Dust Reducer helps reduce up to 95% of inanimate allergens from pollen, pet dander, and dust mite matter that can become airborne from fabrics. Simply squeeze the easy-to-use trigger and spray on fabrics and carpets until slightly damp. Spray soft surfaces all around your home. The formula uses a unique technology to help keep house dust from becoming airborne and eliminate odours, leaving a fresh scent.
 “While it’s easy to wash the dust that can accumulate on your clothing, it’s hard to tackle the daily dust from pet dander, and dust mites that become airborne in the home from tough-to-wash fabrics. Ambi Pur & Febreze First Defense House Dust Reducer was developed to address this issue, to help consumers achieve a deeper clean and healthy living environment” said Goh Seng Jone, Communications Manager, P&G Malaysia.

Belinda Chee makes sure that her house is clean, safe and healthy

Famous personality and protective mother Belinda Chee shared her experience using the new product: “When I’m not working, my daughter and I spend most of our time cuddling at home, so it’s only natural that I want my house to be clean, safe and healthy. Sometimes, she would jump excitedly on the couch when she sees a new toy or her favourite cartoon on TV. Knowing that this product is trapping house dust from flying into the air gives me a sense of relief. It feels good to know you’re giving the best protection to your child and family.”


Ambi Pur Air Effects: Clean Splash, Clean Zest and House Dust Reducer: Pure Refreshment and Gentle (unscented) – RM17.50 each

First Defence™ House Dust Reduceris available in both Febreze Fabric Refresher and Ambi Pur Air Effects. Ambi Pur Air Effects House Dust Reducer is available in two light scents, Clean Zest and Clean Splash, at a suggested retail price of RM 17.50.  Designed to eliminate house dust and odours in homes, Ambi Pur First Defense Air Effects and Febreze First Defense Fabric Refresher go beyond creating a cleaner living space for families to breathe easier and happier. It makes housekeeping more efficient.  With the help of Trap and Lock™ House Dust Reduction technology, inanimate particles such as dust mite, pollen, and pet dander matter that may be present in fabric materials or the air can easily be trapped, avoiding them from becoming airborne when there is an impact to the materials. When Ambi Pur First Defense Air Effects is sprayed to the air above soft fabrics, malodours are trapped and eliminated, while trapping up to 75% of inanimate allergens from becoming airborne.  A fine mist of scent is released leaving behind a subtle fragrance that lingers throughout the home.

Febreze House Dust Reducer Fabric Refresher:                                               Pure Refreshment and Clean Splash (RM11.90 each)

Febreze Fabric Refresher House Dust Reducer comes in Unscented and Pure Refreshment, at a suggested retail price of RM 11.90. Products are available at all leading retail stores. Spraying Febreze First Defense Fabric Refresher on soft fabric can reduce up to 95% of airborne allergens from fabric while still eliminating odors, leaving behind a light, fresh scent.

Famous personality and TV Host, Belinda Chee


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Lam Soon Introduces Total Hygiene Care Campaign

Clean More, Spend Less with Brands You Trust  
There is no place like home when it comes to teaching and practising good health and hygiene, but with rising costs the world over, families often face the challenge of getting the best care and protection on a limited budget.   
To address this situation, Lam Soon’s Home and Personal Care Division has launched its ‘Total Hygiene Care’ campaign to promote overall wellness, health and hygiene among Malaysians by making quality products from brands Malaysians trust, affordable.

Lam Soon Total Hygiene Care

The campaign will run for 16 weeks from March 10 to June 30, 2014 with Lam Soon’s trusted brands such as Antabax, bio-home, Fruitale, Labour, May and Zip offering products at promotional prices at all participating retail outlets, nationwide.
According to Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd, General Manager, Household and Personal Care, Marketing Division, Mr. Francis Ng, the campaign is aimed at putting the tools for good health and hygiene within reach of more Malaysians, towards building a healthier nation.  

“It is a common belief that our homes are cleaner than external environments, but this is not always true. According to a germ study conducted by NSF International in 2011, findings revealed that three of the top five germ hot spots in homes were in the kitchen[1]. Often what stands in the way of proper personal and home hygiene is cost and time. We are making our products more affordable so that more people can practice good health and hygiene habits at home to reduce the risk of infection,” said Mr. Ng.
“As a caring Malaysian corporation, Lam Soon has been running this campaign for more than 10 years to encourage better health and hygiene practices at home, towards building a healthier nation,” added Mr. Ng.

Included in the personal hygiene offering is the 24-hour 99.9% antibacterial protection offered by the Antabax range, the young, fun and fruity Fruitale range that is enriched with 100% natural fruit extracts, and the May beauty range that includes skincare ingredients and exclusive fragrances.

Antabax is a trusted medicated brand that offers a complete range of antibacterial products to promote healthy and hygienic lifestyle. Antabax cleans and removes 99.9% of germs to provide your family with 24 hours antibacterial protection. Dermatologically tested to be gentle on the skin, its formulation comes with additional essences and special ingredients, including anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Vitamin C and E, as well as cell-rejuvenating effects of Vitamin B complex (B3, B5 and B6). It is also formulated with Derma Protect System, an advanced moisturizing formula that contains Micro Moisture Serum to leave skin softer, smoother and healthier.
Participating Lam Soon home care brands include Zip, kitchen and toilet cleaner, Labour dishwashing range as well as bio-Home, the award winning environmentally friendly dishwasher liquid and multi-purpose cleaner.
“This year, the Total Hygiene Care campaign will also see new products including Antabax Medicated Talc, Fruitale Pure Olive Oil, Orchid Feminine Wash, and relaunches of ZIP Dishwashing Liquid and Syaza Bar Soap,” said Mr. Ng. 
Among the super saver stars in this campaign are Antabax Shower Cream Refill Twin Pack of 550ml, offered at RM11.90 (regular price RM16.60) and three Antabax hand soap refill packs of 300ml at RM8.50 (regular price RM15.00).

The young, fun and fruity Fruitale offers four bar soaps of 85g for the price of three at RM2.65. Dazzling skin can now be yours for only RM10.90, when you purchase May Shower Cream Diamond Dazzle Refill Twin pack of 600ml, which comes in four different combinations to choose from. For those who prefer natural ingredients such as goat’s milk, betel leaf and lemongrass in their beauty regime, Syaza offers one bar soap for free upon purchase of two Syaza bar soaps at only RM3.00. 
In helping to keep homes clean and safe, two bottles of Zip Toilet Bowl Cleaner (available in Floral and Lemon) of 500ml are offered at only RM6.60, instead of its regular price RM9.90.
“Consumers can enjoy the benefits of our quality and award-winning brands, while saving up to 50% for some products. With the Total Hygiene Campaign bringing brands you can believe in, now everyone can clean and be hygienic!” concluded Mr. Ng. 
Discover more and stay up-to-date with Antabax via Facebook:

About Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn BhdLam 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, May personal care range, Fruitale FairWhite UV personal care range, Antabax antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer 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. As a renowned and trusted household brand among consumers, Lam Soon is dedicated to producing quality products for a healthier lifestyle and cleaner homes.

Philips Fidelio SoundBar HTL9100, World’s 1st Soundbar with Detachable Speakers!

Wouldn’t it be nice if you can enjoy movies at the comfort of your living room or bedroom? But you want to have the full experience of sound effects as a cinema house. You wish you could install some nice speakers, hmmm, but your condo space is too tight for those bulky units.
Good news! Philips has again led the way in technology advancement for betterment of our lives! You, your friends and your loved ones now have access to surround sound experience of watching movies at home minus the hassle of fixing wires and allotting big space for speakers.
WOOX Innovation recently announced the Malaysian release of the Philips branded world’s first Soundbar with detachable speakers, the Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100, in conjunction with the Harvey Norman IPC Atrium Road Show 2014.
Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100 is now in Malaysia!
The multiple award-winning Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100 is the first to feature detachable wireless side speakers that when removed, changes the soundbar from virtual surround sound to 5.1 channel surround sound on demand.  The HTL9100 features a wireless subwoofer with the stylish high-end design consumers have come to love and expect from the Fidelio line.

The Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar is a clever and simple wireless system that provides consumers with the convenience of saving on space in their homes without the hassle of dealing with a mess of wires thereby enjoying a truly cinematic experience in the comfort of one’s own home.
According to the WOOX Innovations Malaysia, Business Leader, Mr. Andrew Tan, the Philips Fidelio SoundBar HTL9100 is the first of its kind to feature wireless detachable speakers that automatically changes the soundbar from Virtual Surround Sound to 5.1 Channel Surround Sound on Demand when the speakers are removed from the main console.

“Soundbars are simply speakers in a bar that save space and boost TV sound. Many come with subwoofers and a growing number are Bluetooth-enabled but the sound quality tends to be lacking. The Philips Fidelio HTL9100 is different as it delivers convincing 5.1 Channel surround sound,” Mr. Tan explained.
The Philips Fidelio SoundBar HTL9100 was awarded the Home Theater Innovation 2013-2014 Award by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) in 2013.

“New homes in Malaysia, especially condominiums and apartments seem to be getting smaller and space is at a premium.  A full surround home theatre system simply takes up too much space and is not practical for high-rise dwellers.  We have received many requests for the Philips Fidelio HTL9100 from Malaysian consumers and are confident of its appeal to discerning audiophiles who are faced with space and budgetary constraints,” said Mr. Tan.
“We understand that with rising prices, consumers are looking for innovative, space-saving, design driven solutions to suit their lives and lifestyles.  This is why we have various introductory offers that will offer even more value,” Mr. Tan said. 
HOT DEAL at Harvey Norman IPC Atrium Roadshow until 16th March!
Only at Harvey Norman outlets, every unit of HTL9100 purchased during the IPC Atrium Roadshow from March 12 – 16 will entitle the buyer to purchase the Philips HMP8100, a media player at only RM99, instead of the usual price of RM699, as well as receive a RM200 discount voucher.   
The RM200 discount voucher can be used for the purchase of the HTL9100 Soundbar.   Any purchase of RM500 and above of Philips Audio products consumers will be entitled to participate in a lucky dip that offer premium prizes. 
The Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100 retails for RM2,999 and is available at all major retail outlets.
A sleek black silver banded cylindrical artifact, the Philips Fidelio HTL9100 is a minimalist masterpiece designed specifically for people who have limited space.  The ends can be removed to become wireless rear satellite speakers, communicating with the main unit via 5.8GHz signal to avoid interference from Wi-Fi or Bluetooth signals.  They run on rechargeable batteries that last up to 10 hours before returning to the main bar to be recharged.

What’s inside the Philips Fidelio HTL9100
Main Unit (W x H x D) – 1035 x 70 x 156  mm
Main Unit Weight – 4.18  kg
Subwoofer (W x H x D) – 200 x 510 X 200  mm
Subwoofer Weight – 5  kg
Packaging (W x H x D) – 765 x 260 x 371  mm
Weight incl. Packaging – 16  kg
Surround sound
The exploded configuration of the Fidelio HTL9100 surrounds the listener with two 1-inch tweeters and four 2.5-inch midrange drivers.
The HTL9100 decodes Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks, and switches to a standard 5.1-channel signal once the satellites detach. Impressive audio panning brings movies, gaming, television shows and music to life.  This is a highly functional pop-up home theatre system for people with limited space.
Sound Enhancement
                        Double Bass Sound
                        Night Mode
                        Treble and Bass Control
                        Surround on demand
Sound System
                        Dolby Digital 5.1
                        DTS Digital Surround
Speaker output power – 120
Subwoofer output power – 90
Total Power RMS @ 30% THD – 210  W
Connectivity is a breeze as the satellites plug into the main unit via a proprietary connection supported by magnets.
Integrated Connections – Bluetooth
iPod/iPhone – via 3.5 mm Audio In
Rear Connections
                        AUX in
                        Digital coaxial in
                        Digital optical in
                        HDMI 1.4 output (ARC)
                        HDMI IN 1
                        HDMI IN 2
Side connections – Audio In (3.5 mm)
Aside from the Home Theater Innovation 2013-2014 Award by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) in 2013, at the 2013 What Hifi Awards, the Philips Fidelio range also bagged 3 awards, which included ‘Product of the Year’ in the category of Soundbars for the Philips Fidelio SoundBar HTL9100.
Well, I’m not a very technical person when it comes to sound systems. But the look alone of this gadget is enough to get anyone looking and drooling. To movie buffs and everyone who enjoys chillin’ and watchin’ at home, you gotta check this out!
About WOOX Innovations
WOOX Innovations is dedicated to delivering meaningful innovation in connected entertainment. From great sound quality, to advanced technology and sophisticated design, we strive to improve the entertainment experience. Headquartered in Hong Kong and with over 2000 employees worldwide, WOOX Innovations develops, markets and sells Philips branded audio, video, multimedia and accessories products worldwide. WOOX Innovations is a subsidiary of Koninklijke Philips N.V.