• Living,  Travel

    [Travel] Osaka Castle 3D Projection Mapping Light Show

    As if rich cultures, beautiful cherry blossoms and romantic scenery is not enough, the Land of The Rising Sun once again amazes us with a breath-taking 3D light show against a historical and cultural symbol of Osaka. Standing in the heart of Osaka, the Osaka Castle is a famous 16th Century monument that’s five stories tall, has three levels of basement underground, is decorated with flashy gold-leaf trims on the sides of the tower and is surrounded by lush greenery; a sight for sore eyes indeed. And now, this exact building will become a backdrop to an amazing light spectacle in Osaka’s The Art Festival of Light. Taking place in…

  • Fitness,  Wellness

    Why Losing Weight Gets Harder As You Age

    Is one of your resolutions this year to lose weight?  It’s a familiar scene really. Year in, year out, you make the pledge to lose weight but it feels like you’re not getting anywhere. Take heart, you’re probably not alone in this predicament. A Japanese study suggests that ageing might have something to do with the success of your weight loss. The researchers from the University of Shizuoka believe the key factor may be due to one of the two fats stored in the body that becomes less active with age. There is the “good” brown fat located underneath our necks and shoulders, and there is also the much more…

  • Buzz Worthy,  Malaysia

    CARing Project: Man Feeds Pet Python with Kitten

    A screen capture of a man’s Facebook account update showing his pet python eating a kitten is causing furor amongst netizens  The man, known as Mohd Fazil Hasan posted that his pet python Ringgo was full from eating a kitten he (Fazil) had found earlier. What’s shocking is his use of two hashtags that roughly translate to: 1) Ringgo’s appetite has changed to cats now 2) It’s going to be easier to feed Ringgo now It’s unclear whether the kitten was actually dead before consumption, but what is alarming is the excitement and enthusiasm of Fazil who shows absolutely no remorse that his pet had devoured another creature that isn’t…

  • Features,  Love & Sex

    Couple Ended Up With Huge Debt From Holding Dream Wedding

    A wedding may be your special day but does it warrant a mountain of debt? You’ve found the one and you couldn’t be happier than to share the news with the world. So, the natural way to go about this is to hold a grand ceremony to share the good news. However, like we all know, nothing comes cheap. For one couple, the price to pay is SGD$110,000 (approx. RM330,000). A dream wedding has proved to be a costly occasion for Cayden Lee and his wife. The Singaporean couple who got married in October 2012 had borrowed $45,000 from a financial institution, $4,000 from a licensed moneylender and $11,000 from…

  • Home,  Living

    Why This Year Is Going To Be A Happy Year

    Is one of your New Year’s resolution always ‘to be happy,’ but you always end up falling short? If yes, then perhaps this year will finally be the year to stick to it. Let us all be frank: most of us want to be happy all day and all year long; but we just somehow can’t. What more with the constantly increasing cost of living, pressing work matters, nagging in-laws, traffic jams, annoying drivers and etc.! Nonetheless, there are ways you can stick to that promise to yourself — ways you can lower your negative emotions and make yourself be a happier person. After all, happiness can actually be a trained feeling. Below…

  • Beauty,  Skincare

    8 Reasons Why Your Skin Is Oily

    Shine, excess oil and midday makeup meltdown are all the results of an oily skin epidemic. Read along on what are the common causes.  Oily skin is super frustrating to deal with. When you try too hard to minimise the oil production, you may be indirectly causing a surge instead as your skin tries to protect itself. While the good news is that oily skin generally helps skin to age more slowly with fewer lines, the bad news is that your appearance tends to suffer more from acne, and well, oil. Let’s take a closer look at this condition and its causes. Genetics Yep, our genes play the biggest role…

  • Food,  Lifestyle,  Review

    Will I Feel Awesome At Awesome Canteen?

    With a name like ‘Awesome Canteen’, this new café is effortlessly calling in crowds for a visit. Located opposite the Giant supermarket in Taman Paramount, this fairly new restaurant has definitely gotten people near and far buzzing. In fact, we personally know a few who have already become the restaurant’s loyal patrons! But why such a buzz? Is Awesome Canteen really that awesome? Or more interestingly, ’Will I feel awesome at Awesome Canteen?’ you ask. For those who have yet visited the café, we hope that this review will answer your questions and give you an idea of what to expect from the intriguingly named restaurant. Interior: Awesome Canteen’s interior is bright, comfortably spacious and…

  • Home,  Living

    15 WTF Fun Facts

    Believe it or not, the fact is there are some crazy facts out there and we’d like to share some of them with you. Here’s a little light reading to kickstart your weekend.  #1 A hug lasting more than 20 seconds can increase the oxytocin levels in the body, which then reduce blood pressure and thus cutting your risk of heart disease. #2 Human behavioural studies suggest that people who swear a lot tend to be more honest and trust worthy. #3 Choosing an exciting place for a first date will increase the chances of the other person falling for you. The adrenaline rush makes you more attractive. #4 Scientists…

  • Events,  Lifestyle

    Weekend Bazaar: Kolaborasi

    Why not spend the first weekend of 2014 with some bazaar shopping! Here to kick off the new year, Kolaborasi is a weekend bazaar that’s organised by Bijou, Stellar and Femes Bazaar. The sizeable outdoor bazaar consists of about 36 vendors, and will offer shoppers an array of online stores and goodies such as: Ingga Sandal Malaysia (by Artology Enterprise)    Project Swissify   Avant La Mode  And many, many more! The shopping event is set to happen on tomorrow and Sunday (4 – 5 January 2014) from 10am to 10pm at Tierra Crest, Kelana Jaya. For you reference, the lovely organisers have even provided a map: So ladies, you know…

  • Career & Money,  Living

    10 Creative (Real) Excuses for Submitting Taxes Late

    Would you blame your goldfish or your husband? We’re all a little guilty of leaving our tax submissions to the last minute every now and again usually due to hectic schedules or..let’s be honest, just plain laziness. However, some British people have come up with creative excuses for why their tax return is late, as reported by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in the UK. In no particular order, they are: 1. “My pet goldfish died.” – Self-employed builder 2. “I had a run-in with a cow.” – Farmer 3. “After seeing a volcanic eruption on the news, I couldn’t concentrate on anything else.” – A woman in London…