Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Breast Cancer in Men - it happens

Being a dad, we have busy lifestyle too and we also need to know of health. Today sharing with you about the breast cancer in men - it happens. Breast cancer can serious need to discover it early and better be alert of our body too. According to the National Cancer Institute Malaysia, about 5,000 Malaysian women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and nearly half of those are under 50-years of age, but it affects men too.

Here are things you may not know about breast cancer in men:

1. 1 out 1,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Malaysia

2. Less than 72% of men recover from the disease as doctor’s visit is made when symptoms are more severe however symptoms of breast cancer in men and women are quite alike.

3. Most male breast cancers are diagnosed when a man discovers a lump on his chest. But unlike women, men tend to delay going to the doctor until they have more severe symptoms, like bleeding from the nipple. At that point, the cancer may have already spread

4. Because men have very little breast tissue, it is easier for men and their health care professionals to feel small masses (tumours). On the other hand, because men have so little breast tissue, cancers do not need to grow very far to reach the nipple, the skin covering the breast, or the muscles underneath the breast.

5. So even though breast cancers in men tend to be slightly smaller than in women when they are first found, they more often have already spread to nearby tissues or lymph nodes. The extent of spread is one of the most important factors in the prognosis (outcome) of a breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society cites the lack of awareness of breast cancer in men and therefore the limited knowledge in breast health and self-breast examination as the key issues impeding the early detection of breast cancer. Some men are also embarrassed when they find a breast lump and worry that someone might question their masculinity. This could also delay diagnosis and reduce a man's chances for successful treatment.

One of the key measures to nipping breast cancer early for higher chances of a full- recovery is to understand breast health and learn the how to perform self- examination for early detection.

Let's take note of this and beware of our surroundings and loved ones too. Sharing is caring, happy to have share this awareness with everyone. 

Dr. Tan Gie Hooi, Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon, Tropicana Medical Centre who had the support of male model, Najib.

By the way, the Neubodi Bra Drive 2017, which was launched in conjunction with the International Breast Cancer month, aims to raise awareness on breast cancer being gender blind. Collaborating with the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA), one of the highlights to official launch at 1Utama is the teaching of breast self-examination (BSE) demonstrated to the public by
Dr. Tan Gie Hooi, Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon, Tropicana Medical Centre who had the support of male model, Najib.

What is interesting is that BSE steps are the same between men and women, and you too can learn them from BCWA’s resource: How to do BSE? The look and feel techniques.

Head over the BCWA’s website to learn more about breast health and be breast aware and encourage your wife and female friends to do the same. Let’s work together to tackle breast cancer!

In the meantime, a quick shout out to the ladies out there and gentleman too: Let your sisters, mom or wife to know that they can bin their unwanted or unused bras at any Neubodi outlets nationwide, its famous pink Bra Bins are back and is available until 5th November!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Neubodi's Bra Drive @1 Utama, Highstreet

Neubodi's Bra Drive @1 Utama, Highstreet

How's everyone doing? I hope you are doing fine, this afternoon to evening was raining here. If you didn't have plan on where to go tomorrow. Let's take a visit to 1 Utama Shopping Centre.

Neubodi, a Malaysian lingerie specialist brand officially launched its month-long 
"DONATE. SUPPORT. RECYCLE" Bra Drive campaign which will run until 5 November, in conjunction with International Breast Cancer Awareness month. 
You can drop off unwanted or used bras to the "Bra Banks" at any Neubodi stores nationwide and they will donate gently-used items to victims of sex trafficking, enabling their rehabilitation into society as they earn a livelihood selling second-hand bras. Beneficiaries of the "DONATE" initiative are communities in Malaysia, Cambodia, Nepal, India and Africa including those in poverty for whom bras are sought-after essential items - providing comfort and self-esteem.

 The partnership between Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA) and Neubodi aims to increase public awareness that breast cancer is 'gender blind', and promote the importance of self-examination and early detection while raising funds for BCWA's "Hospital Angels" programme. In this intiative, trained specialist will visit newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and help them learn to cope with the disease in an encouraging and positive environment. It's free checking, so visit 1 Utama tomorrow for the clinical breast examination. This is BCWA's mobile clinic - equipped with early detection and support tools for the examination.
 Specialised booth offering counselling sessions on breast self-examination using customised silicone models, have been set up. Tropicana Medical Centre's oncology specialists and health professionals are also on-hand to facilitate public understanding on breast cancer and conduct on-site basic health screening.

Funds are raised via Neubodi's "Pedal Forward" cycling convoy that concluded on 7 October morning, and exclusive sales from its GO PINK collection during the launch weekend at 1 Utama Shopping Centre's Ground Floor - Highstreet Councourse. RM10 from every PINK BRA purchase will be donated to BCWA.
 The success of Neubodi's DONATE. SUPPORT. RECYCLE Bra Drive campaign has been made possible with the support strategic partners Excel SLA (M) Sdn Bhd. and 3 Gorgeous Network. Neubodi's Bra Drive is being held for a fifth year and has to-date collected some six tonnes of bras.
For 'pioneering women welfare initiatives', Neubodi Holdings Sdn Bhd received KPWKM's CSR Malaysia Award (SME Category) in July 2017.

Let's spread the goodness of this event, "DONATE. SUPPORT. RECYCLE" Bra Drive campaign which will run until 5 November, in conjunction with International Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Monday, September 25, 2017


 Lost World Of Tambun (LWOT) is leaving no stone (or pumpkin) unturned to ensure a befitting month-long celebration unlike any other. Yeah my kids love Halloween and it's a good month to start with October, start planning for your kids activities now. 

Last year Halloween my family went to Legoland Malaysia, perhaps this year we can plan to go LWOT as my children never been there before.Last year, my wife handmade Ninja Turtle for son, he won a consolation prize in the Halloween contest.
To LWOT throughout the month of October can expect a host of activities, games and prizes galore suitable for revelers of all ages, from little ones right up to their grandparents!

LWOT has lined up a variety of fun and games (with attractive prizes to match!) for the whole family. These include Tic Tac Toe tournaments, a fishing game, the Pumpkin Memory Challenge, a marshmallow singing challenge, a witch ring toss game and other fun games.

You visit the Facebook LWOT of https://www.facebook.com/lostworldoftambun/ 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sunway Lagoon’s Hipster Raya campaign gives away stylish Vespa worth RM15,000

One lucky winner of Sunway Lagoon’s Hipster Raya  ‘Spend & Win Raya Contest’, Connie Lim, 43 walked home with a classic and stylish Vespa worth RM15,000!

I am sure you like to know these, it was a contest run for a month from 25 June to 24 July 2017. It was open to public to participate. Just need to spend a minimum of RM100 (up to 3 combined receipts at Sunway Lagoon's retal, tube rental, lockers and F&B stores) to get an entry form. 

The elated winner was presented with her prize by Sean Choo, General Manager of Sunway Lagoon at Sunway Lagoon’s Surf Beach.
 Never try never know though, good that the participant try their luck in ‘Spend & Win Raya Contest’.

“It took me by surprise to actually win a Vespa from the Hipster Raya ‘Spend & Win Raya Contest’. Who knew that a simple spend would bring such a big return instead! I would like to thank Sunway Lagoon for this great opportunity,” said Connie Lim.

The trendy Hipster Raya was in conjunction with the Hari Raya celebration where visitors experienced various activities from Cray Cray DJ Spinning to the Mali Cove Swag Dance performances, including Beach Activities a la Malaysian style in a sepak takraw game,
building sand sculptures and more.

Sunway Lagoon a fun family theme parks for everyone, wanna know about Sunway Lagoon can be obtained online at www.sunwaylagoon.com
or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SunwayLagoonMalaysia.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Kids Tour Guide Johan Speaking Academy

Good day to everyone, it's been a busy week. Just sharing with you last weekend how I spend my Sunday. It's a wonderful Sunday as there's no rain so we didn't get wet and have a pleasant day in Farm In The City. Sean enjoyed being a Kids Tour Guide, you can click the link to read his blog post.

To balance life of kids, education and tuition and other activities. It's good to give Sean to enroll the Kids Tour Guide program with Johan Speaking Academy. Johan Speaking Academy is where you can find benefits of public speaking skills:

  • Build self confidence
  • Build self esteem
  • Improves verbal communication skills
  • Increase vocabulary
  • Improves information processing
  • Helps children organize their thoughts
  • Promotes interpersonal skills
  • Increases comprehension
  • Give child a sense of empowerment
  • Diction/Pronunciation/Articulation
The chance of public speaking in school is very less. I am happy that my son has a great time with the program at Johan Speaking Academy.
Kids Tour Guide, they are put to group. A group 4 person and they each has a task to do. For example the type of turtle that they need to talk about. So they need to get to know the type of turtle and their habitat. This is good program for the kids as they get to know about the animal and they speak up about the type of animal that they like too.

From this Kids Tour Guide, I get to know my son's two favourite animal that is shark and ostrich. His ambition is to be IT Manager. It is his first time to go outdoor for kids public speaking and I am proud of him. It's the day he become the kids tour guide helping the tourists to understand better about the animal in the Farm of the City.

After Kids Tour Guide, they continue having good time at Farm in the City, feeding the racoon and to the pet village to catch drain fishes. You can see more photo by visit the Facebook Page album, click on it to view.
The Kids Tour Guide is good experience for Sean and it's a good time for us spend family time together. Great outdoor experience and I look forward for more kids public speaking with Johan Speaking Academy.

 The Kids Tour Guide, the children that took part was aged 8 years old to 13 years old. After the Kids Public Speaking, each of them is present certificate of attendance of Johan Speaking Academy and certificate of Farm In The City.

Sean with Johan Speaking Academy

Kids Public Speaking is good for children to learn from young. Start them young while they are active and learning at early age.

Don't hesitate to contact Johan Speaking Academy:
92B, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi,
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur.


Friday, June 23, 2017

The Launch of Botaneco Garden Baby

It's Friday and school holidays has started for a week. Selamat Hari Raya to friends who celebrates Hari Raya. Drive safely and stop by for coffee if you need any. Talking of balik kampung, have you done packing? Do check the list of what you are packing.

Guardian, the largest pharmacy, health and beauty retail chain in Malaysia is delighted to introduce the Botaneco Garden Baby range, expanding its Botaneco Garden line that uses ingredients harvested from nature, to serve and help protect the skin of littlest users.

Every product in the Botaneco Garden Baby range uses organic chamomile extract and organic colloidal oatmeal and eco-certified olive oil which are selected ingredients to suite baby skin. The line has ingredients which are organic and is hypoallergenic, as well as being dermatologically tested & proven. The formulation is free from parabens, silicone, SLS, SLES, colorants, lanolin and DEA, giving parents peace-of-mind that baby is getting gentle, caring cleansing and pampering from the very first day.

Affordably priced, Botaneco Guardian Baby brings quality hair and skincare within reach of more consumers.

Botaneco Garden Baby Organic Chamomile & Oatmeal range uses a unique blend of organic chamomile extract to soothe skin, organic colloidal oatmeal to help protect the skin barrier, while Eco-Certified olive oil moisturizes both skin and hair. It consists of head-to-toe wash, baby body lotion, and facial & body cream.

The entire line is developed and produced in Australia.

Chamomile extract, which can also be found in the Botaneco Garden Baby range, is a popular ingredient in aromatherapy and skin care1, that can soothe the skin.

Colloidal oatmeal is high in starches and beta-glucan that make it protective and water-holding, with antioxidant and soothing properties. The cleansing effects of oats are due to saponins, which make it an ideal cleanser, moisturiser, buffer as well as a soothing and skin protective agent.2

Olive oil is packed with anti-oxidants such as squalene, that is known for its skin health benefits that can protect and hydrate skin when applied topically3 . The conditioning properties of olive oil provides moisturisation to the scalp and skin.

Mrs. Segolene Defline, Corporate Brand Director, Health & Beauty, The Dairy Farm Company said: “The Botaneco Garden Baby Chamomile and Oatmeal continues the high-standards set by the main Botaneco Garden line. We set out to nurture and delight our littlest users, so that their skin and hair is cared at an early age, while providing their parents with an affordable skincare range that can grow with their children.”

Pricing* and Availability
Get your little one to start off their skin and hair care with the Botaneco Garden Baby Organic Chamomile and Oatmeal line. It is available nationwide exclusively at Guardian outlets nationwide, and at the e-store at https://online.guardian.com.my. Prices range from RM22.90 to RM31.90.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Ayam Brand™ Coconut Milk For Health, Convenience & Great Taste

Ayam Brand™ Coconut Milk is hygienically squeezed from selected ripe coconuts, then sealed in convenient tetra packs using Ultra High Temperature (UHT) technology.

Have a good day everyone, anyone going back to hometown soon? We are not sure yet as I still have work to do. By the way, how do you make your spread of nasi lemak tastier, your curry fish head creamier and your smoothie healthier for your loved ones? Coconut milk is the key.

Coconut milk has been a part of Malaysian cuisine, be it Malay, Chinese, Indian, and even Peranakan cuisines for centuries and gaining wider acceptance in the West.
Chocolate Banana Coconut Smoothie

 Famed for its wide range of high quality, no preservatives and no added MSG, healthy and convenient canned food, the brand is a household name in Malaysia and in much of the South East Asian region. Ayam Brand has been providing the great taste and health benefits of coconut milk, in convenient packs for decades.

Ayam Brand™ Coconut Milk is hygienically squeezed from selected ripe coconuts, then sealed in convenient tetra packs using Ultra High Temperature (UHT) technology.  It is as good as squeezing by hand but without the hassle of cleaning up after.

Nutritional Benefits
The saturated fat that can be found in coconut milk is beneficial because when consumed in moderation with a healthy diet, it has positive benefits to consumers.

The saturated fat found in coconut milk is mainly made up of lauric acid and medium chain fatty acid (MCT) which makes it easier for our body to metabolize, compared to long chain fatty acid.

Our body will break down the coconut milk fat into monolaurin, which is a compound that has antiviral and antibacterial properties,, making coconut milk a reliable resource for the body’s immune system.

According to research by Professor Takuji Shirasawa, an anti-aging practitioner and professor of Aging Control Medicine, coconut fat provides the body with nutrients and energy while promoting the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and minerals (calcium, magnesium and iron).

Coconut milk is lactose-free and can easily substitute dairy products for lactose intolerants; it is a popular choice among vegans.

Serving Suggestions
Cooking or making a healthier meal with Ayam Brand™ Coconut Milk is convenient and tasty. For a modern twist on the classic coconut milk, try Dried Fruit Quinoa Porridge. It is gluten free, meaning it is more easily digested, low in allergens, and high in quality proteins with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.

To satisfy your sweet tooth, Coconut and Chia Yoghurt Fruit Parfait is a healthier option. The combination of coconut milk and chia seeds is rich in nutrients making it a great choice for a before or after sports activities treat. It is also a healthy and easy to prepare breakfast option.

To enhance your stamina, try Ayam Brand™ Coconut Milk with Chia Seed Porridge. It is packed with trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids that have antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties.  Athletes call this recipe ‘Liquid Gold’.

For a quickie, fill your tumbler with Chocolate Banana Coconut Smoothie and sip while doing your power walk. This will brighten your day as cocoa contains phenethylamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain that is known to elevate mood and is a natural antidepressant.

Paleo Kale Smoothie is all about ‘prevention is better than cure’ as this simple recipe contains high level of vitamins K, A and C from the Kale. Vitamin K is vital for the heart’s health, blood clotting, bone health, cancer prevention and diabetes prevention, while vitamin A support skin health and vision, while vitamin C boosts immunity, keeps the joints healthy, maintains body hydration and increases metabolism.   

All of these recipes can be found in the book Food For The Brain, by Prof. Shirasawa.

Ayam BrandTM Coconut Milk retails for RM 10.28 for 1000ml (equivalent to five coconuts), which is suitable for food services, large families or festive cooking, and RM2.65 per 200ml pack (equivalent to one coconut). Trim coconut milk 200ml retails at RM2.54, and is ideal for weight watchers and also to make light curries or thinner gravies. The complete range of Ayam Brand™ healthy and convenient products are available at retail outlets nationwide.  Please visit us at http://www.ayambrand.com.my/recipes-video for more ways to enjoy coconut milk!  
About Ayam Brand
Ayam Brand, a household name in Malaysia and Asia for 125 years, is famed for its wide range of quality and healthy canned food that are preservative free and contain no added MSG. Ayam Brand products are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities that meet the highest international standards with worldwide-recognized certifications (HACCP, ISO 9001) and are certified ‘Halal’. For the past four consecutive years from 2013 to 2016, Ayam Brand has been ranked in the Top 10 as Malaysia’s most chosen FMCG brands, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint Study.

For more information on Ayam Brand, please visit www.ayambrand.com.my or join facebook :Ayam Brand-World of Recipes