Upgrade your old phone to an OPPO F9 with the OPPO and TecProtec Trade-in Program

Want to upgrade your phone to the new OPPO F9 without breaking the bank?

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Manila, Philippines
AmTrust Mobile Solutions and OPPO is elevating consumer purchasing power with its new TecProtec Trade-in program partnership. With peace of mind and fast processing for trade-in, customers may now have their current smartphones assessed and evaluated for a new OPPO smartphone directly at select OPPO concept stores.

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TecProtec, a program by AmTrust Mobile Solutions, in exclusive partnership with top international smartphone brand OPPO, aimed to offer more options to consumers in purchasing smartphones. Starting September 28, 2018, customers may now inquire to trade-in their current smartphone and get evaluated in its value in just 5 minutes. Qualified smartphones will then be eligible for its trade-in value to purchase a new OPPO smartphone such as the recently launched F9 with VOOC Flash Charging technology.

“The goal of this program is to provide an easy way for smartphone owners to upgrade to their choice of new phone,” said Jaime Jose M. Javier, Jr., AmTrust Mobile Solutions Philippines CEO. “With the Trade-in to the New OPPO F9 Program, we are happy to provide a great solution to more smartphone owners to upgrade and get their dream phone,” Javier added.

“It’s a simple and easy solution to trade-in and upgrade. With any old device, a customer can walk-in to our selected outlets and get the trade-in completed within minutes” announced Garrick Hung, OPPO Philippines Vice President. “This eliminates the time-consuming journey of having your phone sold first and even avoiding the risk of low ballers. In just a few steps, anyone can walk out with the new OPPO F9 in their hands and just in one store.” Hung added.

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AmTrust Mobile Solutions / TecProtec team at OPPO + TecProtec Trade-in Launch
(left to right) Mikko Bacani, Aldrin Ocampo, Clark Afortunado, Ronelyn Ordonez, Jimmy Javier, Menan Tagle

Part of the goal was to develop a creative and engaging concept that showcases TecProtec’s Trade-In Program positioning and unique mobile trade-in capabilities. TecProtec’s approach to mobile is anchored by their belief that mobile is more than just a transaction platform; it can strengthen the relationship of brands with consumers.
Starting September 29, 2018, Saturday customers may now visit the following OPPO concept stores to inquire about availing current smartphone to the TecProtec trade-in program.

List of OPPO Concept Stores
·       SM Megamall
·       SM Mall of Asia
·       Tutuban Mall
·       SM Sangandaan
·       Starmall Alabang
·       SM Southmall
·       SM BF Paranaque
·       SM Novaliches
·       SM Fairview
·       Robinsons Nova
·       Fairview Terraces
·       Sta. Lucia Mini Concept
·       SM Marikina
·       SM East Ortigas
·       Robinsons Galleria Ortigas
·       Robinsons Metro East
·       Market Market Taguig
·       Alimall Cubao



(from left) Edward Lacap, Regional BuyBack Manager for AmTrust Mobile Solutions, together with Jemma Dela Cruz, General Manager for AmTrust Mobile Solutions, explain details of the OPPO program on stage

Visit a participating OPPO Concept Store today and get yourself a new OPPO F9!


About TecProtec
TecProtec, a brand of AmTrust Mobile Solutions, is a device protection program that gives you peace of mind. As smartphones become an integrated part of our lifestyle, it is important to ensure our devices are protected and TecProtec ensures that you’re always connected.

About AmTrust Mobile Solutions
AmTrust Mobile Solutions by AmTrust International is a leading hub for mobile phone and gadget protections in the market, with business segments: device protection, repairs, trade-ins, and tech support for convenient and seamless solutions. Its value-added solutions support businesses and customers for an uninterrupted digital life. For more information, visit our website: https://www.tecprotec.co/and https://amtrustmobilesolutions.asia/

About OPPO
For the last 10 years, OPPO has been focusing on manufacturing camera phones, while innovating mobile photography technology breakthroughs. OPPO started the era of selfie beautification and was the first brand to launch smartphones with 5MP and 16MP front cameras.  OPPO was also the first brand to introduce the motorized rotating camera, the Ultra HD feature and the 5x Dual Camera Zoom technology. OPPO’s Selfie Expert F series launched in 2016 drove a selfie trend in the smartphone industry.
In 2016, OPPO was ranked as the number 4 smartphone brand globally, according to IDC. And today, OPPO provides excellent smartphone photography experience to over 100 million young people around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.oppo.com/ph/index.html

Say Goodbye to Irritating Tummy Pains and Bowel Syndrome

Ever felt that sudden stomach pain and you just have to rush to the washroom? 


Not an easy experience, is it? You are not alone. Over 800 million people suffer as you do, from a condition known as IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome. IBS can affect anyone, and up to as high as 21% of adults are affected in certain regions. More women (70%) than men (30%) suffer IBS and all ages are affected, from teenagers to the elderly. However IBS is most commonly found in the age groups 30 – 50 years old. Many people don’t even realise that this is a condition, with only 30% of sufferers consulting their doctors about this condition. There are many different remedies on the market, but only 8% of patients are satisfied with their particular remedy. The syndrome affects patients both physically and psychologically, impairing the patient’s ability to function emotionally, socially and professionally.  

RM66.80 for 30 capsules / RM111.80 for 60 capsules

Fret not. Now, there’s Prime ProGIGuard. The Prime ProGIGuard is a yeast probiotic formulation scientifically proven to relieve abdominal pain and discomfort.

The Prime ProGIGuard recently hosted an event where scientific and clinically sound results supported the use of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3856 in abdominal symptomatic relief such as pain and generalised discomfort. Members of the public and media were made aware of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, a common gastrointestinal disorder often unreported and under-diagnosed, and other associated conditions in IBD, or inflammatory bowel disorders such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, thanks to Professor Pierre Desreumaux, an international gastroenterological expert based in France.


You are happily living your life as an active member of society, and can be aged anywhere from 15 – 65 years old. Sure, life can be stressful every now and then, but then who isn’t stressed in today’s fast paced lifestyle? So imagine waking up with abdominal pain, bloating, distension, flatulence, with constipation and/or diarrhoea. This goes on not just the whole day, but continues to the next day, and the next, with no sign of letting up. It is socially embarrassing and you feel self-conscious, anxious and depressed. The constant bloating leaves you developing a bad body image and alters your entire lifestyle. You don’t go to school or work and miss important academic or work developments that leave you behind and struggling to catch up. You cannot enjoy your food as you used to, fearing that a particular type of food will add to the bloating, distension and flatulence as well as the alteration in stool. Examples include not being able to eat ice cream, milk, spices or French fries.

Reports show that activities are restricted up to 139 days of the year, and up to 40 days of absenteeism are recorded. Life goes on a downward spiral as you lose control of your once ordered life, and you are prescribed strong medicine such as antidepressants with potential side effects.

This gastrointestinal syndrome is a collection of symptoms as listed above, and is diagnosed according to the Rome III criteria as recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort (an uncomfortable sensation not described as pain) for at least 3 days in a month in the last 3 months associated with 2 or more of the following: improvement with defecation, onset associated with a change in the frequency of stool, and the onset associated with a change in the appearance of stool according to the Bristol stool chart. 3 different types of IBS exist: IBS-C (IBS with constipation), IBS-D (IBS with diarrhoea), and IBS-M (IBS with mixed constipation and diarrhoea). Other symptoms of IBS include nausea, loss of bowel control, sudden urges to go to the bathroom and soiling.
IBS happens all over the world, and an average of 15.6% of Malaysians suffer from IBS, with the highest number of sufferers at greater than 20% in its respective country (the USA for example). The global cost incurred for sufferers of IBS is estimated at over USD$21 billion, including both the direct medical costs (physician visits, investigative tests, drugs, etc.) and indirect costs (loss of productivity, work absenteeism).

Professor Pierre Desreumaux, International Gastroenterological Expert

According to Professor Pierre Desreumaux, Head of the Inflammatory Digestive Diseases Research Unit at Lille University in France, one way to combat Irritable Bowel Syndrome is to consume probiotics, a product readily available on the market. However, The Prime ProGIGuard is the only yeast probiotic available on the market, so that it can get rid of bad bacteria AND bad yeast, especially harmful candida yeast that can enter the bloodstream.

(L-R) Canmy Ang, Managing Director of Taiping Poly (M) Sdn Bhd, Maria Tunku Sabri, TV Host, Teo Tze Seng, Product Manager of Cambert (M) Sdn Bhd for The Prime ProGIGuard, S.L. Ho, General Manager of Cambert (M) Sdn Bhd, Professor Pierre Desreumaux, International Gastroenterological Expert, Isadora Chai, Celebrity Chef, Owner of Antara & Bistro à Table and Food Stylist


The Prime ProGIGuard is safe and fast acting, and has strong scientific support and clinically proven efficacy. Anyone from children aged two years and above can consume it, and it is a breakthrough in gastrointestinal pain management.

The Prime ProGIGuard has been clinically proven to relieve gastrointestinal symptoms, and is suitable for anyone suffering from indigestion, food poisoning, food allergies and/or food intolerance, constipation, diarrhoea, trapped wind and bloating, overeating, anxiety, depression, stomach flu or even menstrual pain.

Studies have shown that sufferers of gastrointestinal pain and discomfort experienced a significant reduction in symptoms from the first week onwards of consumption and especially within the first two weeks/15 days of consumption.

Bakers Yeast – a Natural Probiotic Proven to Settle the Stomach
Saccharomyces cerevisiae in The Prime ProGIGuard works in IBS by several ways. One of the ways is that Saccharomyces cervisiae CNCM I-3856 secretes saccharolytic enzymes and assisting intestinal flora in generating short chain fatty acids that accelerates the bowel movements. It also acts as a visceral analgesic, increasing resistance to pain by up to 40%. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory to combat intestinal inflammation. It helps rebalance the bacteria in the gut, being shown to reduce the harmful bacteria Enterococcus, E. coli and C. albicans. The result is decreased inflammation, bloating, pain, discomfort, constipation among relief of the other symptoms of IBS. It is indeed a wonder probiotic (good yeast)!

The Prime ProGiGuard costs RM66.80 for a bottle of 30 capsules and RM111.80 for a bottle of 60 capsules and is available at Guardian, Caring, AA and other leading pharmacies nationwide.

Say goodbye to tummy pains. Live life to the fullest. Be happy. Be IBS-worry-free 🙂

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Mickey and the Roadster Racers Carnival in Mid Valley

School holidays are here! Do you and/or your kids love Mickey?

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After more than 80 years since he was first introduced on screen, Mickey Mouse is still well-loved by children and grown-ups around the world. Even my young son grew up watching Disney shows, loved Mickey Mouse clubhouse and his friends. I find it amazing that Mickey Mouse continues to reach different generations and to teach kids good values. 
And Mickey Mouse has a new upcoming TV series: Mickey and the Roadster Racers. Disney Junior’s animated “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” is a madcap racing series that showcases Mickey and his pals – Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto – and their unique transforming vehicles as they take on humorous high-spirited races and worldwide capers. The stories are designed to impart social and emotional lessons about friendship, teamwork, optimism and good sportsmanship. 

This school holiday (if you’re around KL and not out-of-town) from 15th to 26th March 2017, have fun with the kids and visit Mickey and the Roadster Racers Carnival at Mid Valley Mega Mall, Centre Court, between 10am to 7pm

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Different activities are lined up for the kids (and, okay, okay, don’t panic, for grown-ups, too). Kids can gear up to ride and race their own Roadsters through the Hot Dog Hills race course, receive their personalized Roadster’s Racers license, make their own Roadster helmets and take part in Mickey themed arts and crafts activities. 

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When is the TV series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” coming out? 
Premiere – Friday, March 24, 2017 (2:30 p.m) Disney Junior (Astro Ch 613) and Disney Channel (Astro Ch 637)
How often? Every day at 2:30 p.m on Disney Junior and every day at 8:00 a.m on Disney Channel

Geared toward kids 2-7, each episode features two 11-minute stories as Mickey and his friends gear up for racing and other exciting adventures in the mini-metropolis of Hot Dog Hills and around the world. At the push of a button, the gang’s daily cars transform into personalized roadster racers: Mickey’s Hot Doggin’ Hot Rod, Donald’s Cabin Cruiser, Goofy’s Turbo Tubster, Daisy’s Snapdragon and Minnie’s Pink Lightning, which also converts into the Happy Helpers Van.

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Who are the characters in the TV series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers”? 

MICKEY – He’s roadster-ready to go! 
Hot rod diggity dog! Mickey is everybody’s best friend. He’s super-friendly, optimistic, helpful, curious, adventurous, and loyal to the core. Of course, his state-of-the-art service station is just like him – it’s AWESOME! And so are his wheels! 
Mickey’s classic Toon Car is his sporty daily driver. But when it’s time for a race, the push of a button transforms his ride into… the fast-movin’ Hot Doggin’ Hot Rod! 
No matter what kind of sticky road bumps he finds along the way – during a race or around the garage – Mickey always manages to pull out of every problem. Even on the track, roadster-racing Mickey is cool and easy-going – but he’s no pushover. When the goin’ gets tough, our hero gets tougher and more determined. 
But for Mickey, the race isn’t always about the win – it’s about having fun, it’s about accomplishing something important and reaching a personal goal, and it’s about the thrill of having an adventure with the ones you care most about – your pals! 

DONALD – First in everything… that’s ME! 
Look out for the Duck! When it comes to, well, everything, Donald is determined to do the best he can do – despite all the things that get in his way…like Goofy or Pete or any of the million things that can go wrong in a single day in or out of the Garage! 
On the track, Donald’s daily ride transforms into the smooth-sailin’, wave-makin’ Cabin Cruiser. When Donald’s on the move, you’d better move it, too. Here comes the Duck! Sometimes it seems like the world is against Donald – and Donald reacts just like you expect him to – he explodes! His temper tantrums are legendary – but the Duck can’t help it. It’s the way he’s wired. And speaking of wired… 

GOOFY – Just call him “Greasy Wheels” Goof! 
He might be a goof and some road hogs might think he’s a “tool”, but Goofy loves toolin’ around in his sporty daily driver. Never too far from a wrench or tire jack, Goofy is eager to jump in and help anybody who needs his help – whether they want it or not. 
When it’s time to roadster-roll, Goofy’s ride transforms into the Turbo-
Tubster! Putt-puttin’ with the best of ‘em, the Tubster is a mean machine, and it’s clean, too, thanks to the handy shower attached on the back! Whenever the Goof works up a sweat on the track, one quick pull on the chain and it’s a goofy bath- time on the go! H’yuck! 

MINNIE – Always in first place with whatever she does! 
Warm, loving, kind to all, super-helpful, enthusiastic, extremely creative…Minnie has it all! At Mickey’s Service Station, she and Daisy run the Motor Makeover Salon, designing, painting and pin-striping everyone’s ride. 
Of course, pink is her favorite color, Minnie’s classic Bow-Car transforms into a sweet ride called Pink Lightning. On the track, it’s a blur of pink when the race is on! But don’t let the color fool you – Minnie handles her racin’ roadster like a pro, zigzagging around the competition and outdistancing everyone whenever she sees an opening. 
When Minnie’s not roadster racing, she runs a side business – Happy Helpers. If anyone from Hot Dog Hills to around the world needs help with a problem, Minnie and her partner Daisy zoooooom off to make things right again! The gals might be pet sitters one day, pet catchers the next day, or international spies, tough-talkin’ detectives, even astronauts. There’s no job too big for happy helpin’ Minnie! 

DAISY – She puts the power in Flower Power! 
Minnie’s best gal-pal is as energetic and as enthusiastic as ever! Always on the go- go-go, Daisy loves to help out her friends, on and off the track. She’s fearless and impulsive. Sometimes her enthusiasm and her desire to please goes overboard, getting her and others in trouble. Luckily, she always manages to get back on her feet. 
She also has a soft spot for flowers – and her distinctive Flower Car transforms into Snapdragon, a rip-roarin’, piston-poppin’, thunderin’ dragster! She truly puts the “petal” to the metal! When Daisy’s on the move, flowers and feathers fly! 

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Holiday Activities for Kids and the Family

School holidays and yearend are here! Are you looking for fun activities for your kids and for the entire family? There are various places to visit across Malaysia and many interesting things to do. 

Here are some great activities for the kids (and for you, too!):
1-Day Play at Little Kingdom – Level 3, Parkson Maju Junction Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur
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A magical-themed play land boasting of 40,000 sq.ft., Parkson Edutainment’s Little Kingdom is a first-of-its-kind personalised learning edutainment park. It’s a place where kids and parents experience various realities, from fairy tales to space missions. This play land features technology games, Amazon rides, magical shows, learning workshops and beautiful classrooms that children will enjoy. Enjoy a full day of fun where your kids can have different activities in 1 place. 

Little Kingdom is the very first iconic edutainment park in Malaysia. Featuring more than 35 Happy Toon World characters from the United States, it appeals to children aged between 3 to 15 years old.   

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If your child’s birthday is coming up soon, you can even celebrate his or her birthday party at Little Kingdom. The birthday package includes full day unlimited access to  for 30 guests, allowing the celebrant and friends to have fun before, during and after the celebration. It’s a great way to celebrate and the venue is perfect for taking photos, too.


Laser Tag games at Laser Battle, available at 4 locations: 
7th Floor, Berjaya Times Square, 1 Jalan Imbi, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
3rd Floor North Zone, Queensbay Mall, 100 Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas, Penang
4th Floor, Innercity, Johor Bahru City Square, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru
3rd Floor, Ipoh Parade, 105 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil, Ipoh

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Laser tag is a fun, fast-paced painless shooting game that can be played with friends and family. Bring your classmates, your gang, playmates, colleagues and have a wonderful time at a Laser Battle arena! Laser Battle allows you to have the most enjoyable experience possible with laser tag games. You can choose from 40 different games or even customise them to suit your preference. Play from various types such as Standard Solo, Standard Team, Capture The Flag, Base Flags, Power Ball, Midnight Madness Solo, Zone Collector, Friend or Foe.


Laser Tag games at Laser Warzone, available at 2 locations:
e@Curve Damansara – 1st Floor, Lot L1-93, No. 2 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, PJU 7, 47810, Selangor
Level 4, Lot 170-04-20B, Gurney Plaza Mall, 170, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

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Laser Warzone uses a multi-interactive laser tag arena, armed with the most advanced laser tag system in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. It has a large and wide 4000-square-feet multi-interactive arena, VIP function rooms and manned by veteran marshals. These marshals ensure that everyone knows what to do before starting any game. They provide guidance, tactics and make every session a fun and memorable game for you, your friends, your kids or your gang.


Intelligence Program at BrainFit Studio – Lot 118, First Floor, The Curve Mall, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya

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This program is great for kids who want to do fun activities that also help nurture their development and build confidence. BrainFit Scholar programmes have increased school results, improved athletic performance, accelerated artistic abilities in both visual arts and music, raised confidence and motivation for learning and enhanced emotional management in thousands of children. BrainFit Studio collaborates with four internationally-renowned neuroscientists who are also the founding members of Scientific Learning Corporation – Dr Michael Merzenich, Dr William Jenkins, Dr Paula Tallal, and Dr Steven Miller, whose expertise is based on more than 30 years of scientific research into how the brain learns.


Escape the Room Games at Mission-Q – 3F-21 & 22, Queensbay Mall, 100 Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang

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Experience “escape the room” games for real! If you enjoy mystery, problem-solving, excitement and fun with friends, this game is perfect for you, your kids, family and friends.
The objective is to escape from the room by collecting items, identifying clues, solving puzzle and riddles, as well as unlocking the doors. Mission-Q (Real Escape Game Room in Malaysia) brings you 5 unique adventurous escape rooms, each with its own theme. The objective is to physically escape from the room within an hour by collecting items, identifying clues, and solving puzzles and riddles. This game requires observation, teamwork, creativity, communication, and courage.


Melaka Wonderland Theme Park and Resort – Lot PT 17178, Lebuh Ayer Keroh, Hang Tuah Jaya, 75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka

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Melaka Wonderland is a unique water theme park that features 16 attractions such as Tornado Chaser, Lazy cum Crazy River, 1 Big Wave Pool, Adventure Island and is surrounded by 360 hectares of natural recreational forest. Melaka Wonderland’s water splashing rides and attractions is filled with a whopping 2 million litres of water. High speed water slides, Aqua Bubbles is a feature awaiting to excite visitors to the theme park. 

Melaka Bird Park – Taman Botanikal, Lebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450 Melaka

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Let your child have an amazing time discovering one of the widest variety of bird species! It’s great for children to see and learn about different birds, to have a better understanding of these magnificent animals. At Melaka Bird Park, children will see different sizes, colours, types and habitats of various bird species.


Melaka Zoo or Night Safari – Lebuh Ayer Keroh, Hang Tuah Jaya, 75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka 

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Learning about animals and seeing them for real help our children understand these living creatures deeper. From the colour of fur, feathers, body size up to the type of food they eat and the habitat they live in, these realities help us and our children discover more about life and this planet. It’s great for them to read books and see photos of animals but nothing can replace seeing them in real life.

Visit www.nenerland.com for more details, prices and to explore more activities for kids, for young adults and for the entire family. Enjoy 10% OFF when you book any activity for the first time, use code HAPPY upon checkout. 

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Happy holidays!

Scott’s Launches DHA Gummies for Kids!

Here’s an exciting solution to help your child get enough healthy nutrients for brain development
 

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I’m sure I’m not alone when it comes to a mother or parent’s challenge of getting children to eat healthy food and take vitamins or supplements. It involves testing, convincing, story-telling, rewards and many other possible ways to convince my son to take his vitamins before. I can’t even recall how many different brands and types we’ve tried. Eventually, we found some that he liked and it’s been good. 

But as kids grow older, their preferences and tastes also change. Based on experience, it’s more about the taste. It has to be something familiar and natural to them, not something that tastes too “medicine-like”; something fruity is good. Again, it has to be a type of fruit that he knows and likes, maybe orange, strawberry, apple or grapes. But the challenge is not just about the taste; vitamins must contain enough nutrients like protein, Vitamin D and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a type of Omega-3 fatty acid which is a building block of the brain and eyes.
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Scott’s of GlaxoSmithKline has recently introduced a new supplement for kids: Scott’s DHA Gummies! It is an addition to the bestselling product, Scott’s Emulsion Cod Liver Oil, which my son also takes (it has an orange flavour that he likes). 

Scott’s DHA Gummies provides the goodness of fish oil without the fishy taste and smell. The challenge that I had with other fish oil kids’ supplements is that it’s too fishy and oily. What I do is to add some apple or orange juice with it so my son can take it without possibly vomiting. It requires more effort and the medicine cup ends up being very oily and hard to wash. The good thing about Scott’s DHA Gummies is that it already combines fruit and fish oil so our kids can take it happily. It comes in delicious orange or strawberry flavours and in the shape of three different sea creatures! 

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During the press launch held on 30th July 2016 at Aquaria KLCC, GSK General Manager Stacy Wallace explained that this new Scott’s DHA Gummies will help mothers in providing a tasty and enjoyable way for children to meet their daily intake of DHA. DHA helps support normal brain function and development. A well-functioning brain help support cognitive abilities such as learning, attention, memory and problem-solving. Scott’s DHA Gummies aims to provide moms challenged with busy schedules a helping hand when it comes to contributing to the DHA intake of their child. 

The packaging says it all, look how fun and attractive these are!

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Prices: Pack of 3 pieces – RM0.99, Pack of 15 pieces – RM9.90, Bottle of 60 pieces – RM34.40

Great idea to have pack of 15 pieces, this is perfect for travel!

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Children are naturally curious and willing to learn something new and exciting. Together with the launch of  Scott’s DHA Gummies, Scott’s also introduced its ‘Bright Little Explorers’ campaign to raise awareness on the importance of DHA in children’s development and to nurture curiosity and adventurous minds. This includes fun activities in partnership with Aquaria KLCC (my son loves this place) with programmes such as ‘Discovery Hunt’ and ‘Sleep with Sharks’. Sounds exciting!

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Follow Scott’s Malaysia’s Facebook page and stay tuned for more updates!

Fun Facts about DHA and Scott’s Gummies:
  • For what age is Scott’s DHA Gummies? 4 years old and above.
  • What flavours are available? Orange and strawberry.
  • How many pieces should my child take daily? A serving of 3 gummies contains 40mg of DHA, which can supplement the daily diet of children and meet their daily DHA intake. 
  • What is the source of DHA in Scott’s DHA Gummies? This comes from high quality, ultra pure fish oil that was stringently tested and conforms to global quality and purity standards, including those established by the EU and US FDA. 
  • Is this Halal certified? Yes, Scott’s DHA Gummies is Halal certified by JAKIM.  


Why Art Lovers will love Art Friend

If you’re a creative person or want to be one, this is the art shop for you

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Art comes in many forms. Some people like pencil art, some like charcoal, some like oil paintings or sculpture. We all have different personalities and, as such, we also have different ways or techniques to express our own creativity. Whether other people consider it art is not the question. How we define and create our own art is based on our own expression. 

I loved to draw ever since I was a child. I guess most kids do have a love for drawing or doodling. In college, I took Interior Design as a course, although I didn’t really continue with this profession after graduating. My first job did involve a bit of interior design but my interest and passion have shifted to marketing, which have become my career for life and I still love it. 

As my son continues to grow up, he exhibits an increasing interest with creative activities. I nurture his interest by providing him the tools, time and guidance. I also enjoy doing all these with him; it brings me back to the roots of love for art, just like being a child again. 

Although we can easily come up with improvised materials to do creative things, I still want to find and buy more stuff that he can use. The challenge lies in finding art items in stores or specialty shops around here. I first came across Art Friend at The Gardens Mall. Me and my son have made this a destination every time we visit Mid Valley. Art Friend has a branch at The Curve as well, which has wider and brighter spaces. But whichever branch may be convenient to you, a visit to Art Friend is always worth your while. 

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So far, this is the best shop to look for art and creative items. Art Friend covers almost every possible art material that my son and I would need. From a wide selection of coloured pencils, watercolours, oil paint, moulding clay, up to different types and brands of art papers, Art Friend has got your art needs covered. 

It’s not just a shop for professional artists. Art Friend has materials for beginners, for kids and for pros. Love rubber stamps? Look at the biggest selection of rubber stamps I’ve seen! 

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This is a pretty butterfly stamp…
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For collage lovers, you can find a lot of choices for embellishments here.
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For those who like to paint, Art Friend has  a wide selection of different art brushes. Narrow tip, wide tip, kids brushes, they’re all here.
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My son likes to paint and we found ships, cars and planes made of styrofoam. I bought him a set of Pentel Water Colour tubes and he had a great time painting this styrofoam ship. 
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It’s a common sight to see parents and their children shopping inside Art Friend. It’s such a joy to see moms, dads and kids doing shopping together for art stuff. 

My son’s interest for art has revived my art interests, too. It’s amazing how spending precious time with our children can bring out the child in us. I’ve begun to rediscover my own passion and interests to draw, color and use art brushes again. 

I remember during my college days when money was so tight and my parents had to struggle to afford buying me a set of Derwent Watercolour Pencils, which was required for my course. Back then, Derwent had very few types of products but it was the only brand with water-soluble pencils available, at least in my country. 

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But now, wow. I’ve fallen head over heels with Derwent with its wide and useful products. It even has water brushes that can be filled up with water to use easily. In my school days, we had to do the classic way of filling up a mug with water, use a paintbrush and paint palette to colour our drawings with water-based art. It is time-consuming and uses more water than necessary because we keep washing the brushes. But this Derwent water brush is genius for watercolour pencils. 

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I enjoy mixed media rendering, which means I use 2 or more different types of art materials to colour or draw. My latest colouring set is the Derwent Inktense ink pencils. If you love finishes in bright, vivid colours, this is perfect. It is water-soluble but can be used together with non-soluble coloured pencils. Here’s a sample of my drawing:

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Art items used:
Cretacolor Fine Art Graphite B for outline drawing
Pigma Micron 05 Archival Ink for fairy dust 
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Here’s another one using the same colouring items but with ink outlines:

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Another great thing with Art Friend is that you can buy Derwent pencils individually. At one point, you’ll definitely finish one colour before the rest and it doesn’t make sense to buy the whole set just to get the color you need. I often finish my black, blues and purples first. It’s great that I can buy one Derwent coloured pencil at a time. 
Even if you’re shopping for your kids, you’ll more likely end up buying something for yourself, too. Believe it or not, these entire lines of shelves are all glue stuff. 

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Always having problems with stains or spots ending up on clothes or seat cover? This might be something that can help you…
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More fun activity kits for kids…
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Whatever your or your child’s art interest is, a stroll along the aisles of Art Friend will make you love art (again). 


Fun Laser Tag Games at Laser Warzone

Foster teamwork and cooperation among kids with this indoor activity. 
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If you’re a fan of “How I Met Your Mother” TV series, you’ve most likely heard about laser tag several times from Barney Stinson. He’s obsessed with this sport and plays aggressively against kids in a laser tag arena. I’ve watched a few episodes (my husband loves this show but, parents, take note that this is not recommended for young kids due to some topics and content) and Barney would often mention laser tag. My fave quotes: 
“I should be out playing laser tag, being awesome.”
“A few final thoughts, don’t get married until you’re thirty. Play laser tag once a week.”

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I’m not surprised why Barney loves laser tag. I often see lots of kids and adults forming teams, lining up at Laser Warzone at e@Curve on weekends. It must be something fun and exciting. It’s amazing to see that there’s such a game enjoyed by both young ones and grown-ups. I learned that even corporate companies organize team-building activities with laser tag!

Laser tag is an easy game to play. If you’re familiar with paintball then laser tag is a technology-based version of that and without the pain. If you are more familiar with PC/video games that involve shooting then laser tag is an interactive version where you get to engage with your teammates and opponents on a personal level. You strategize and plan directly with other people or kids then go to battle together physically. It makes game play more fun!

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Laser Warzone is a great place to play laser tag. It is well-known for friendly staff, weekend/holiday activity, birthday/corporate parties and has 3 arenas in various locations: e@Curve in Petaling Jaya, Wangsa Walk Mall in Kuala Lumpur and Gurney Plaza in Penang.  

The branch in Petaling Jaya is conveniently located at the first floor of e@Curve, just right next to The Curve shopping mall, perfect location for the entire family to hang out, shop and have dinner afterwards. Corporate events and birthday parties are often celebrated here as well. Laser Warzone has a party room where you can plan for almost any theme in mind. Boys and girls alike enjoy birthday celebrations here because they have a big room all to themselves and, of course, they can play laser tag during the celebration. Laser Warzone can assist to plan the event from concept to  activity. The party room in e@Curve has enough space for up to 100 guests. 

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My son had 2 birthday parties at Laser Warzone and we plan to do it here again this year. It’s great for him and his friends to hang out and play while we, parents, either wait in the party room or better yet, go around shopping! It’s in a shopping mall after all! My husband is the one in-charge of looking after him during my son’s game sessions with friends.

The suit and laser gun make a really awesome gear pack. Kids love it! No wonder Barney Stinson says it’s awesome!

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Each laser tag game can have up to 10 players divided into 2 teams or they can also choose to play solo, which means each player is battling against everyone. Most kids enjoy playing in teams because it involves planning and teamwork. They huddle and plan their strategy together, and it does involve more fun to engage in a battle as a gang!

This game is perfect for the entire family, well for kids around 6 years old and above, as long as they are big enough to wear the gear. Just look at this father with his daughters!

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Laser tag is a great activity for kids and adults. Visit a Laser Warzone arena and try it out. After all, it’s always a good time to be awesome!

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Image from “How I Met Your Mother” TV series