Friday, April 24, 2020

TikTok x RRILEY #LoveMeLikeA Challenge

Singaporean songstress RRILEY teams up with TikTok, t to launch a new hashtag challenge, #LoveMeLikeA, inspired by her latest self-love anthem.During such a challenging time, a little self-love can go a long way in helping us feel positive together. The #LoveMeLikeA challenge sets out to empower Singaporeans to bring back confidence in their lives, showing off the best versions of themselves. Through the challenge, local fans are invited to break
out their best dance moves and get groovy with RRILEY’s new catchy pop melody, ‘Love Me Like A’.

This vibrant challenge has already drawn 67,600 views in Singapore, as more and more TikTok users hop on the feel-good jive and partake in the challenge. If you’re a fan of RRILEY and just want a positive reason to dance to, don't miss out on this party right in the comfort of your home. Check out the moves here @itsrriley .

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Thursday, April 23, 2020


To keep you feeling vibrant and energized all summer long stuck at home with the never ending MCO , Starbucks Malaysia is introducing its new lineup of Tea-ology beverages that mix and matches the best of its Teavana™ premium teas and real seasonal fruit inclusions.

This season’s lineup inspires one to reimagine and remix the bold and the new together to create a world of flavors that indulges your senses. Your taste buds will thank you as the notes of well-crafted balance rich tea and tropical delights dances off your palate like Tik Tok on a new rhyme .

Tropical Triple Citrus 
The Tropical Triple Citrus complements the bright notes of Teavana™ Emperor’s Clouds & Mist green tea by adding a zesty blend of three orange juices and real grapefruit, lemon and orange slices, making everyday a tropical getaway. The delightfully refreshing cup will be available as an iced handcrafted beverage to help keep you cool on a hot summer day.

Oolong Jelly Matcha Royale 
The new Oolong Jelly Matcha Royale is a tea lover’s dream, featuring lively and rich flavors of Teavana™ Matcha and oolong tea jelly. The matcha is mixed together with silky milk, served over ice and topped with oolong tea jelly, creating a luxurious, smooth finish sure to satisfy your cravings. The Oolong Jelly Matcha Royale is available as an iced handcrafted beverage only.

Caramel Sweet Corn Frappuccino
Available only in Malaysia, the Starbucks® Caramel Sweet Corn Frappuccino blended beverage is summer in a cup! This familiar beverage brings a new spin on the classic ‘Air Jagung’ (Sweet Corn Juice) made popular in Night Markets across Malaysia by combining the creamy taste of buttered sweet corn, a swirl of green tea whipped cream and a generous drizzle of sweet caramel sauce. This beverage is available as a blended beverage only. In stores and delivery from 24 May onward's. 

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Durians Can Help Charge Your Iphone's Faster

Looks like Durian is getting more useful these days... ! Researchers from the University of Sydney have developed a method that uses durian and jackfruit waste to create gels that can rapidly charge electronics.

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering academic Associate Professor Vincent Gomes explained how he and the research team managed to turn the tropical fruits into super-capacitors.

 How does it work?

By green engineering methods that used heating in water and freeze drying of the fruit’s biomass, the durian and jackfruit were transformed into stable carbon aerogels — an extremely light and porous synthetic material to make into super-capacitors.

Super-capacitors are like energy reservoirs that dole out energy smoothly. They can quickly store large amounts of energy within a small battery-sized device and then supply energy to charge electronic devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops, within a few seconds.

The durian and jack-fruit super-capacitors perform much better than the materials currently in use and are comparable, if not better, than the expensive and exotic graphene-based materials.

For more information you can read the serious technical mambo jumbo here.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

American Vintage Spring Summer 2020

Its time  to warm up and dress down with American Vintage Spring/Summer 2020. Draped in nonchalance with over-sized shapes and 90s sportswear take their inspirations from the past with a mismatch of styles that will surely rock this season

There are no more rules. It’s a state of mind. Omnipresent, cotton enwraps bodies and enhances
movements. Denim, gabardine, poplin. Striding forward in canvas sneakers on the pavement or in the sand.

Cuts inspired by the casual wardrobe and a subtle color palette are the hallmarks of the brand’s
recognizable style. Now hears the fun part its actually a french brand and you can hop on to their store at Marina Bay Sands. For more on styles visit @Americanvintage.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Le French Festival 2020

Le French Festival (LFF)  is back again the annual event returns with its 19th edition from 19 March – 26 April.  LFF is set to bring Malaysians on a journey of delight in all things French including French cinema screenings, art exhibitions, music and theater performances, gastronomy and more.

This edition will be proudly presented by Martell and Golden Screen Cinemas pulling together a festival for everyone from all walks of life including families and children, French enthusiasts, movie buffs, and foodies among others.

Not only will there be a variety of programmes and activities to be enjoyed by all in regards to the French life, but organisers Alliance Française (AF) together with the Embassy of France in Malaysia invited an internationally-acclaimed rockstar, Manu Chao. He will perform in an acoustic formation from his album Sibérie m’était contée, a family-friendly show in French and Spanish, as part of his South East Asian tour.

Mr. Jacques Bounin, Director of Alliance Française Kuala Lumpur shared: “In this edition of Le French Festival, we are thrilled to bring everyone on a remarkable voyage like no other into the truest form of French arts - exploring music and time in a way that surpasses ones’ realm of imagination.

“Along with our collaborators, we are determined to bring the appreciation of all that the French culture has to offer to greater heights here in Malaysia through this festival. It will make you travel through its selection of 17 recent movies showing the diversity of French creation in all genres: from Norway to Kirghizstan, with stops along the way in Venice, Tunis and, of course, France.”

Some other exciting highlights to look forward are:

• “The Malaysian Premiere of ‘Solstice Lunaire’” – Highly admired and classically trained French harpist Maia Darmé together with Malaysia’s acclaimed string ensemble Kamerata KL are to bring Malaysians on a harp discovery tour. The concert will include a piece made especially for the show: harp concerto ‘Solstice Lunaire’, who will be directed by Columbian composer Carlos Mejia who wrote it and dedicated it to Ms Darmé.

• “Gasp by Companie Circoncentrique” – A beautiful new circus show with international success which will promise a funny, witty and spectacular performance for the entire family!

• “Roger Kasparian – The Eyes of the Sixties” – A world premiere exhibition which will show for the first time the pictures of Roger Kasparian, a famous photographer of the sixties, in his presence. Everyone you know is there: The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg.

• Artisan bread workshops – Learn to make French breads first-hand from the Master Bakers of PAUL, the Ambassador of the French art de vivre.

Festival enthusiasts can look forward to Le French Festival 2020 in Kuala Lumpur 19 March – 5 April • Penang 9 April – 19 April • Johor Bahru 16 April – 19 April • Kota Kinabalu : 23 April – 26 April

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