Limited Edition PUMA SUEDE Launched in Celebration of Tommie Smith's Legacy

PUMA has recently launched a limited edition of the iconic Suede silhouette to their brand ambassadors, athletes, and key partners – created to commemorate Tommie Smith’s legacy and his fight towards universal equality.

 
The Suede was first worn during the 1968 Summer Olympics, Tommie had his shoes next to him on the podium as he rose his fist, standing up for justice and equality – considered as one of the most iconic and symbolic moments in sporting history. From that day forward, the PUMA Suede became an icon; a shoe made to last for all time.
 
This year PUMA moves to a new focus and rebirth of the Suede, kicked off with a limited seeding of premium Suedes in honor of the continued legacy of both Tommie and the shoe. Only 307 numbered pairs were created for this exclusive seeding, an homage to Tommie’s number during the Olympics.


Each pair includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Tommie Smith with the pair number on both the shoe and certificate. These pairs were made in Italy with the finest premium leathers, materials made to last a lifetime.
 
"One of the first shoes I wore was the PUMA Suede, I just liked it,” reminisced Tommie Smith on his partnership with the German sports brand. “To me, the historic chapter of the PUMA shoe was the personality of the people that wore it and the notoriety that it brought to me by helping my family out, and now, I'm part of that family – that's why I put it on a high mark."
 
“I've been with PUMA for over 50 years, because I view that company as a family, and not someone who gave me shoes to run. And the shoes that I ran in you saw on the victory stand, and that was a social positive for me, to run for something that would grow later on in a way that I could help others as PUMA helped me move through that particular difficult time.”
 
In an interview with Tommie Smith by H
ighsnobiety.com, he discusses the meaning behind his symbolic stand, and how a silhouette, like the PUMA Suede, can come to represent more than just a shoe. 

This is the first in a series of episodes which highlight trailblazers who have made an impact in society and culture. The upcoming episodes will continue to celebrate the decades of cultural heritage forged by the Suede, featuring an exclusive conversation with Walter “Clyde” Frazier.
 
The PUMA Suede has been an intrinsic part of history, and it will continue to be for all time. Always available on PUMA.com, PUMA stores, and retailers worldwide.

Anchor Food Professionals gets Malaysians to “Smile with Cheese” with Anchor Legendairy Contest

There's a reason why CHEESE is such a comfort food and even better now with Anchor's contest where you stand a chance to win prizes up to RM100,000!


Anchor Food Professionals is bringing back its Anchor Legendairy contest, themed this year as “Smile with Cheese”, a nationwide contest running from now to 31 December 2020 featuring lucky draws and spin-and-win with even bigger prizes up to RM100,000. This campaign and contest aim to spread the goodness of New Zealand cheese by bringing happiness to Malaysian consumers amidst the current Covid-19 pandemic.


According to Jack Tan, Fonterra Brands Malaysia’s Foodservice Director, the contest aims to spread happiness through the goodness of New Zealand cheese and dairy products, while the country tries to weather through the Covid-19 pandemic. 


“Cheese is a rich source of protein. 
Consuming protein as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle contribute to good mood. In other words, eating cheese may make us feel good. We hope to bring more positive vibes and smiles to Malaysians by getting them to indulge in New Zealand cheese!” says Tan.



Besides being a natural source of protein, cheese is also known for its great taste! The Anchor Legendairy contest is part of the brand’s new campaign to promote cheese dishes from more than 650 participating F&B bakeries, restaurants, and cafes who are committed to deliver delicious baked goods such as cakes, tarts and breads as well as pizzas, burgers and even baked cheese rice or pasta. 

Anchor Food Professionals hopes to support the local F&B industry affected by the global pandemic by extending their presence to more home and in-store diners and patrons as part of a journey to upskill food operators with much-needed social media skills, especially in times of this pandemic. 


“The Covid-19 crisis has accelerated the need for businesses to be social media savvy to pull through the challenging financial climate now. Anchor Food Professionals wishes to support F&B operators to up their social media game so that their businesses continue to survive, or even better, to thrive while Malaysia works towards regaining its economic strength. Hence, some participating restaurants and bakeries are offering takeaway and delivery service in order to reach out to more consumers, especially those who prefer to dine at home during this period of time,” Tan points out.

Giving the reason why consumers should choose to consume dairy products from New Zealand, Tan says: “Anchor Food Professionals is one of the leading dairy foodservice company in Malaysia and we pride ourselves for our strong heritage in producing high-quality dairy products from grass-fed cows in New Zealand since 1886." 

"Anchor Dairy Foods products are sold in more than 80 countries worldwide and have been present in Malaysia through Fonterra, a New Zealand multinational dairy co-operative since 1960. We have a sterling track record in providing dairy products that are unique in taste, texture and functional performance to food operators in the Malaysian F&B industry”.

Give yourself a reason to smile today with some yummy, cheesy goodness! Join the Anchor Legendairy contest and stand a chance to win lucky draw which includes a grand prize of 3-days-2-nights’ stay at a Langkawi luxury resort for 2 persons with flights included and nine (9) other consolation prizes; as well as electronic gadgets up for grabs for the weekly draw! 

Contestants can also redeem exclusive prizes from www.smilewithanchor.com when they purchase Anchor cheese dishes from participating restaurants and bakeries. All in-premise diners, take-away and order deliveries customers of the participating eatery can join the contest, just screenshot receipt of purchase and upload it on our website to join!

Like and follow Anchor Food Professionals on Facebook and Instagram for more information on the contest.


FatBoi Tavern now serving at Solaris Mont Kiara

 

If you are looking for a feel-good time with a bunch of friends or family in Solaris Mont Kiara, FatBoi Tavern is now serving the community there. And FatBoi Tavern pays homage to Hip Hop and RnB music which can be seen in the deco and vibe that it gives out.



Showcasing an endless lineup of cuisine, FatBoi Tavern features a fusion of Asian & Western cuisine. From Indomee with pulled pork and home-made sambal belado to pasta, burgers, pizzas, and more). At FatBoi Tavern we focus on keeping it simple and tasty with value for money portions. 

Keeping up with its motto of keeping it real. It is a place that you could come to every day and dine without feeling the pinch on your wallet or running out of choice.


Situated in one of the finest locations in Kuala Lumpur, FatBoi Tavern has an intimate ambiance with modern décor to ensure comfort while you mingle. Offering great Happy Hour promotions that includes a selection of Gin’s, along with good classic cocktails, ice-cold beers and more

Their mixologists are great at what they do and based on the interactions that you have with them, they will handcraft a drink, just for you! 

FatBoi Tavern is more than just your usual nightlife experience, we bring a culture where guests becomes family. So, groove along as you enjoy the imaginative drinks and delicious food and join the FatBoi family #teamfatboi.


The theme that FatBoi Tavern is going for is “Chilled-Out” where people of all walks of life would feel comfortable and welcome. Bringing that warm bar feel where drinkers and foodies alike could let their hair down and just enjoy the present with friends and family and eventually come together as a community which is so much fun!

GIN O’CLOCK - FatBoi Tavern has introduced a special line of 6 different gin combinations that are infused with herbs, spices, and more at only RM15nett. 

You can sit back and choose from one of the below choices. The Kaffir lime & Asam Boi gaining popularity amongst patrons of both our outlets with its distinct taste that gives a lovely balance between sweet and sour with the Gin kicking in as you sip. A total steal at only RM15 nett. So you know where you got to be!



FatBoi Tavern at Solaris Mont Kiara also has a Mezzanine floor that caters to private parties, private events, product launches, training and more. We even have a pool table to keep you busy while you dine with us. 

You can find FatBoi Tavern at 2 locations at the moment: 
K-G-12 Solaris Mont Kiara, Jalan Solaris, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur Solaris; and 80, Jalan SS2/60, SS2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Operation hours are from Monday to Sunday from 3pm to 12.00am during the RMCO until advised further. Happy Hour promotions is from Monday to Sunday from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Be sure to find the best promotions around the Mont Kiara and PJ area or some might even say Kuala Lumpur.

For reservations, call us at +6012-9319443 /+60166071804 or visit us online and order at https://fatboitavern.oddle.me/en_MY/

FatBoi Tavern’s delicious food is also available on grabfood and foodpanda.

Announcing the 2020 Fall/Winter UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON Collection: Reinterprets British Classics in Exploring Contemporary London

IT IS FINALLY HERE!


Global apparel retailer UNIQLO is set to launch the 2020 Fall/Winter UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON collaboration line from Friday, October 16. This latest LifeWear offering combines the innovative designs that the leading London-based fashion brand JW ANDERSON brings to Britain’s traditional apparel with the UNIQLO commitment to fit, materials, and functionality.



Designer Jonathan Anderson says that, “The theme of the new line is A Day in London. It builds on the The Great British Outdoors theme of the 2019 Fall/Winter collection through LifeWear that reinterprets British classics in exploring London, notably through iconic checkered patterns and duffle coat styles. My design process drills down to the essence of things, and the final looks for this collection embody my personality and that of the UNIQLO brand.




British classics designed for life today -- A Day in London has imagined a brisk walk to the market in the morning, or an afternoon spent relaxing with a favorite book wearing items from a luxurious wardrobe patterned after everyday life in that refined city. A general atmosphere of relaxed trad brightens with such JW ANDERSON signature touches as warm hues as olive, navy, charcoal grey, and amber, as well as patchwork and asymmetry to help revitalize wearers in the subdued months to come.
 
Kids line easy to coordinate and fun to wear too! The kids wear line that debuted last season is back by popular demand. It includes fleece blousons and pleated skirts that coordinate easily with adults, as well as striped knitted hats and snoods that make winter living both comfortable and fun.






Just a bit more on the line itself. It was developed on the theme of “British classics. Designed for life today.” This LifeWear offering combines the innovative designs that JW ANDERSON brings to Britain’s traditional apparel with UNIQLO’s commitment to fit, materials, and functionality.
 
Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson established JW ANDERSON in 2008. At first an elaborate collection of accessories, it quickly attracted attention and enabled the fledgling label to show on-schedule during the 2008 London Fashion Week season. The success of this debut collection earned both critical acclaim and commercial success for Anderson, whose label is now regarded as one of London’s most innovative and forward-thinking brands. UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON first launched in Fall/Winter 2017.

Photo: Scott Trindle


Time to go shopping again at Uniqlo! 

Experts advise: Don’t over-prioritise learning over other development (Anmum™ ESSENTIAL GOLD launched video series for parents)

What is your priority when comes to parenting? 

I see a lot of my friends emphasize how smart their kids, must feed them with some power food. Not that it's a bad thing but, is there more to just being smart? What about overall health? What about other development? 

It's true that technology has changed the way we live, including how Malaysian parents raise their kids. In conjunction with the launch of New Anmum™ ESSENTIAL GOLD with 33% more DHA*, MFGM+ Gangliosides (GA), prebiotics and 15 key nutrients to support 8 important developments of children aged one to six, the formulated milk powder brand is releasing a series of videos featuring professionals in the fields of paediatrics, child development, psychology and nutrition to provide valuable insights into supporting children’s all-rounded development.

Developing Next-Gen, Conversations with Professionals is a video series hosted on Connected Mums Club Facebook page and AnmumTV YouTube channel. It features four professionals in a virtual conversation on child development topics relevant to Malaysian parents, one of which is the over-emphasis on supporting brain development when it comes to children’s ability to learn.  

Paediatric Consultant and panellist in the virtual conversation, Dr. Yong Junina Fadzil says one of the signs that parents are over prioritising brain development and learning over other areas of developments is the focus on tangible or measurable milestones and achievements. “A lot of parents are missing the big picture of stimulating their children’s holistic development. Many children are sent to enrichment classes before they reach formal schooling age. While these classes can provide stimulus for children, they often have a competitive edge  that shifts the focus from getting a child to enjoy what he or she learns or socialise with their peers,” she says.



An interesting finding from an Anmum™ ESSENTIAL GOLD online survey showed that parents don’t place equal importance on every aspect of their children’s development. While 9 out of 10 mums surveyed want to support their children’s development beyond learning ability, 64% of mothers don’t see social and emotional developments as their priority.


Another panellist, Dr. Rajini Sarvananthan says children grow and develop as a whole and it is important for parents to note that different areas of development are not independent but interdependent. “My advice to parents is not to just push for a child to excel in learning, especially the focus on academic skills, but also look at nurturing other areas like social and emotional development,” adds the consultant paediatrician.

Another topic highlighted is the link between social emotional development in early childhood and emerging mental health issues later in life.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem by 2030. Professor of psychology, Dr Alvin Ng Lai Oon says in Malaysia, 7.9% of children 5 to 15 years of age were found to have mental health problems. “So, it is important that parents pay attention to their children’s social and emotional development as early as toddler stage,” adds the panellist.

In addition to these engaging topics, the panel of professionals also deals with how increasing influence of digital technology is influencing children’s development. One of which is the effect of increased screen time and its impact on eye  function and vision as well as socialising with peers, which are also important aspects to a child’s all rounded growth and development. In the Anmum™ ESSENTIAL GOLD online survey, 7 out of 10 mums admitted they did not bring their children for vision examinations despite agreeing eye development is important.

Celebrity mum Megan Tan, who moderates and hosts the virtual conversation series urge parents to hear from these professionals. “As a mum of two toddlers speaking to the experts in these videos, it gave me a ‘wake-up’ call to not be over zealous with getting my kids to recite ABCs and 123s, but to offer real life experiences which is the best way that children learns.

Tune in to Developing Next-Gen, Conversations with Professionals to get helpful parenting tips on how to support your child’s all-rounded growth and development, including the important role nutrition plays in this aspect. Go to Anmum™ ESSENTIAL official website at https://www.anmum.com/my/ to watch the full series of five video episodes.


Parents who want to know more about AnmumTM ESSENTIAL GOLD can join the virtual roadshow at www.anmumessentialgold.com.my and stand a chance to win amazing prizes up to RM100,000, including AnmumTM ESSENTIAL GOLD supply for 1 year! Exciting and fun activities suitable for parents and child to experience at home; and explore the 8 areas of important developments.


QSR Brands Launches KITA FIGHT COVID-19 and Terangi Ramadan, in support of frontliners and those in need

Dusit International launches the ‘Dusit Care Card’ in support of two local charities

I have to say, I am very impressed by the sheer amount of companies and organizations doing their part during COVID-19 pandemic, especially those supporting their local community. So is Dusit International. 

Advance-booking campaign offers exceptional value on stays with breakfast at Dusit Hotels & Resorts in Thailand, and continues Dusit’s mission to support its local communities by helping to raise funds for two distinct causes. Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies is continuing to leverage its resources to the benefit of local communities by launching a gift card with altruistic benefits.

Available now, the ‘Dusit Care Card’ allows customers to make advance reservations at the special price of 2,888 baht per night with breakfast for two persons, with stay dates valid through 31 December 2021 at participating Dusit Hotels & Resorts in Thailand. Any purchase of 10 cards or more will receive 10% discount.
The Dusit Care Card - each card sold, Dusit will donate 500 baht to the two charity partners.

For every Dusit Care Card sold, Dusit will donate 500 baht to be shared equally between the Contribute to COVID-19 Patient Treatment Project at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, where the funds will go towards purchasing medical equipment, and the Walking Through COVID-19 With Elephants Project of the Thai Elephant Alliance Association. 
The Dusit Care Card also serves as an attractive option for those who are seeking to buy gifts for frontline medical personnel and other key staff who have worked so hard to protect the public during the COVID-19 crisis.
Ms Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International, explained that the launch of the Dusit Care Card coincides with positive signs that the number of cases of COVID-19 in Thailand is declining, following government regulations to limit the spread of the virus. She said the campaign serves as an opportunity for the company to leverage its resources, including rooms and services, to support communities in need while also helping to spread positive messages of hope and gratitude.

Dusit Thani Hua Hin
“Over the past few months, we have put all our efforts into sustaining our company to take care of all of our stakeholders – employees, customers and shareholders alike,” said Ms Suthumpun. “We have also leveraged our resources to give back to our communities wherever possible, including by making regular food donations to frontline healthcare personnel and other key workers at hospitals and agencies tending to the public nationwide. 

With the number of COVID-19 cases in Thailand now diminishing, we are looking towards the future with hope, and we will continue to seek ways we can use our resources to help our communities in need while also supporting united efforts to help mend, propel and restore the Thai economy when the crisis is over.”
Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort
Suthumpun said the company is preparing for the ‘new normal’ ahead by implementing new hygiene measures and systems, and establishing new standards of customer service, to ensure the safety and well-being of its guests, customers, employees, and local communities.
Dusit Thani Pattaya

“We have enhanced our already stringent health and safety practices, which have included tracking and monitoring arrivals and regularly disinfecting all rooms and public areas, to include additional measures across three key areas – physical distancing, contactless service, and screening of guests, customers and employees,” said Ms Suthumpun. “We have also trained our staff to follow all the latest recommended hygiene practices for accommodating and taking care of customers in a post COVID-19 world. Steps such as these will ensure we are well-positioned to maintain guest and customer confidence, and ultimately provide comfortable, enjoyable, and most importantly, safe stay and dining experiences when our hotels and outlets are open as usual once again.”

The Dusit Care Card is available to buy online at dusitgiftcard.com. Both digital and physical cards are available.

And the participating hotels under Dusit is:


  • Dusit Thani Hua Hin
  • Dusit Thani Pattaya
  • Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
  • Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort
  • Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok
  • dusitD2 Chiang Mai
  • dusitD2 Ao Nang Resort, Krabi
  • Dusit Princess Srinakarin, Bangkok
  • Dusit Princess Chiang Mai
  • Pathumwan Princess, MBK Centre, Bangkok





  • Be deelicious, 
    4 May, 2020

    Hilton Hotels in Malaysia Launched 'Chup! Makan Dulu' Takeaway Menu

    Today mark the first day of the Holy Ramadan month, taking this opportunity to wish every Muslim friends a very peaceful and happy Ramadan. May Ramadan inspire you and provide you with the strength to overcome every challenge. Ramadan Kareem!



    Yesterday, it is announced that MCO is extended till 12 May and today is the start of the puasa, and if you are thinking what to order for buka puasa, you might be in for a deal.

    Hilton Hotels in Malaysia presents 'Chup! Makan Dulu', a take-home menu to take guests on an exciting culinary journey in the comforts of their home. The menu comprises all-time favourite dishes across the hotels' restaurants, including Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Melaka, JB and Penang.

    The 'Chup! Makan Dulu' promotion uses the casual and playful connotation of 'Chup!' which is a Malaysian slang synonymous with the word 'pause' and is used to interject or remind someone in a friendly manner. This promotion invites guests and to sit back, relax and enjoy a hearty meal and appreciate the time spent with loved ones.


    Starting from RM30 to RM1650 for selections of the set menu, the promotion runs from 23 April to 23 May 2020. Participating restaurants include Makan Kitchen, Vasco’s, Paya Serai, Garden Grille, Urban Kitchen and Waterfront Cafe, serving an array of traditional 'Kampung' style dishes, and a variety of cuisine such as Malay, Chinese and Indian, featuring unique Malaysian spices.

    “The abundance of fresh and dry spices from lemongrass to turmeric is what makes Malaysian cuisine diverse yet unique. When it comes to flavours, there is so much to explore. The take-home 'Chup! Makan Dulu' menu is our way of sharing this with our guests”, said Chef Kazi, Executive Chef of Hilton Kuala Lumpur.


    Indulge in your favourite dishes from Hilton Hotels in Malaysia at home such as 'Nasi Lemak' – coconut-flavoured rice served with fried chicken, prawn sambal, hardboiled egg, anchovies, peanuts & acar, 'Bubur Lambuk Pak Pander' – a porridge of chicken meat with cumin, ginger, lemongrass, coconut milk with fried shallots and spring onion, 'Sup Berempah Pak Deli'– beef rib, beef tail, beef lung, beef strips, beef tongue and lamb served with sambal kicap, sambal merah utara, spring onion and fried shallots, 'Daging Masak Hitam Berempah' – braised beef in soy sauce, star anise, cinnamon, cumin, fennel and poppy seed, as well as many other local dishes.

    A meal is not complete without dessert. Treat yourself to Assorted Kuih Melayu, Pengat Durian Sago, Durian Tempura and other mouth-watering local desserts. To accompany your meal, enjoy Bandung Laici and Kurma Drinks, and more.

    All menus are available on the TABLEAPP delivery page.


    The 'Chup! Makan Dulu' menu is available for pick-up and delivery from 8am – 8pm daily.

    To place your orders and find out more, click on the names of the following Hilton hotels listed here: 


    Enjoy and stay safe guys! 

    Be deelicious,
    24 April, 2020

    UNIQLO Launching Daniel Arsham x Pokémon UT Collection in May 2020

    Guys, take a look at the brand new UNIQLO UT Collection coming in May! It is the Daniel Arsham x Pokémon UT Collection, which is a brand new line that imagines unearthing Pokémon a thousand years into the future and if you are a big fan of Pokémon or play the PokémonGo game, this is for you.


    The Japanese global apparel retailer announces that it will launch the Daniel Arsham x Pokémon UT Collection in May, where the UNIQLO T-shirt collection offers an array of authentic pop culture and art graphics from around the world that allow the wearer to express their individuality. 

    Launching as part of the art collaboration project between Pokémon and Daniel Arsham, UT designs will feature Arsham’s drawings of quintessential Pokémon and its sculpture. The artists take on Pokémon presents a unique interpretation of the beloved Japanese game franchise. 


    Commenting on this collaboration collection, Arsham said, With many of my projects, I try to make work thats not just for art people and I think UNIQLO has a similar egalitarian culture. The reason I feature iconic characters in my work is that they are very recognizable, and, on the surface, they make it easy to enter my work. Pokémon has been a monumental presence ever since I was a child and I’m excited about the opportunity to present my work to a much wider audience.

    Blending fact and fiction: Since his partnership with Kim Jones at Dior, Arsham has become a spectacularly popular presence in art, fashion, street culture, and other areas. He employs a creative concept that he terms Fictional Archeology to imagine how familiar objects will look 1,000 years from today. For the art project with Pokémon, Arsham will present a sculptural collection titled Relics of Kanto Through Time, imagining Pokémon unearthed a thousand years into the future. This unique interpretation is reflected in the UT Collection as well.

    Glorious prints of delicate sketches: The collection offers seven design variations for men, women, and kids. The monotone graphics feature crystallized sketches of such emblematic Pokémon as Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Jigglypuff. The delicate lines of Arshams sketches are well translated on to the t-shirts as wearable art. The collaboration collection stemmed from his desire to share favorite examples of his work with as many people as possible.


    Daniel Arsham born in 1980 in Ohio, straddles the line between art, architecture, and performance. Raised in Miami, he attended the Cooper Union in New York City. His work has been shown at MOMA PS1, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Athens Bienniale, the New Museum, Mills College Art Museum, Carré d'Art - musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes, and the How Art Museum.

    Collection launch date in May with the below line up:

    Mens T-shirts in 5 designs @ RM59.90:






    Womens T-shirts in 2 designs @ RM59.90: 


    Kids T-shirts in 3 designs @ RM39.90: 




    For more information on the merchandise, click here and UT2020 magazine is available at all UNIQLO stores and online, featuring an interview with Daniel Arsham.

    Meanwhile, stay safe and stay home!

    Be deelicious,
    17 April 2020

    Things to do at home during movement control order. Quite a lot actually, mostly FREE.

    Now is not the time to go out and mingle. Whether you are living alone, with housemates or with family, here are some ideas for you (and your mates) during this MCO time, especially during the weekend when you MUST be home-bound. While you stay home during this movement control order period, there are some interesting things to do at home.



    I am trying to keep it short and simple. I will update this particular blog with more ideas, so if you have more ideas that you think should be on this list, let me know. 

    1. Home improvement/recycling. 


    Home improvement can be even re-arranging your stuff. Or install that cupboard you wanted since 2 years ago. Or drill that hole to hang your favourite painting to you swear you will do but it has been 1 year ago. Do it. 

    Do your part to recycle, while you KonMari your stuff because not everything is meant for the rubbish bin. Keep those that spark joy, and those not so much of joy; repurpose or recycle it.

    Just in one day, I can recycle 1 IKEA bag. In the last round, I did a full clean up of my kitchen, it was 5 bags of stuff that can be recycled. Not easy, take time but once you muster some guts (you need it, trust me), and when you start, you can't stop. Or at least, just clean up your home. So, just do it.


    Just 1 day worth of recycling stuff.

    2. Shopping (or window shopping) - DIGITALLY. 


    You can't go out and shop (except for grocery) - but you can still shop. Do everything online. Why not? Even if you are not buying it now, you can just drop it into your wishlist or mark it with "love" or "favourite" it, come back later.

    I myself needed some new clothes, I do so with... UNIQLO. And I did a quick shop for their loungewear - hey, you need to be as comfortable as you can, even at home. And I love how versatile it is for me to wear it, for all the video conferences that I will be doing at home during MCO. 

    Like hello...... comfortable wear....... (and hello free delivery with order more than RM150)!

    Loungewear Info 19FW
    Image from UNIQLO site.
    I screenshot this from the UNIQLO app - you can shop there!
    No shipping cost - if you purchase more than RM150, it's free delivery to you! Yay!

    Not even joking. Free delivery - it's not just UNIQLO, many other online stores are doing the same thing. One of the best time to make some purchases with all the promotions, who say that we cannot be comfortable and stylish at the same time? No one. 


    3. Cooking + be the Chef of the house.


    Always wanted to cook for the family or try out a new recipe? It's about time you do it, and if you can't find the time, this is it. 

    I cooked this simple meal at home. 
    It's good to experiment and enhance your cooking skills now, even for those who know how to cook. I even managed to try with something new or expected.

    I tried making jeruk (or mango pickle) because I happened to have one huge mango that is not ripe but I had cut it open, instead of wasting it, I googled some simple recipe. Recipe included in caption.

    Recipe for Mango pickle: 1 huge mango, sliced or cut to your liking, clean it - add two tablespoons of salt. Wait for 1 hour, let all the juice come out, drain it, place it into a jar and pour in sugar water (in my case, I use brown sugar just because I want to see whether it work or not, it did work for me). Make sure the sugar water is at room temperature, not hot. Keep it in the fridge for at least 24 hours. It is that so very simple.

    Or simply order food, try new things, I mean why not? Lee Sharing (another site) provides a list of delivery takeaway that is running promotions, including KFC, McD, Grab and many more - read it here.

    Need to top up your grocery or cooking ingredients? Here are some lists of online grocery delivery, thanks to KL Foodie and NST, click here and here (I particularly like this one because it has extended list even for organic stuff).

    And I got you covered for beers (click here) and wine (click here) too. You are welcome.

    4. Netflix your way.


    If you got time to kill (which I bet you do now), needed some good entertainment, glue yourself to... NETFLIX. 

    Hello Malaysians, I know what you are doing. Thank you for making this No.1, I guess?
    Netflix is like a pandora box - and Malaysians are so darn good at choosing movies and dramas, I simply just go to "Top 10" to see what others are watching. And today, Fifty Shades Freed is No.1 in Malaysia. Way to go, Malaysians! 

    Another hot choice that everyone is dying to watch is... 


    They have family-friendly titles too, so don't worry. 

    What's the price? Here's the price chart: 

    To be honest, not really expensive. Mine is premium and I get to share with my friends and family on different devices. Cool, ya?
    If you are keen to sign up, you can do it here

    Interestingly, Iflix is currently offering FREE access to all their shows and content during MCO - till when I am not sure, but what I am sure of is that it's free now.


    More info, check it here.


    5. Home spa.


    There's no need to sacrifice your look, beauty and the much-needed pampering for your skin, face, body, and soul


    Some of the items that I am currently using at this moment and would like to recommend to you.
    AHC face masks; L'Occitane Immortelle Divine face oil and Herbae body wash; Claire's anti-acne facial scrub; Neal's Yard essence oil; Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate; and LUSH's Ocean Salt (face and body scrub), Bucks Fizz Body Conditioner and BIG Sea Salt Shampoo.

    If you don't have it now, it's ok. There are some beauty and grooming sites that you can get all your beauty must-haves. Like Althea, Hermo and  Sephora.

    Interesting eh? ALTHEA is giving FREE hand sanitizer + free shipping with a minimum order of RM99! Yay!

    Want to know how to make some interesting body scrub? Let Priyanka Chopra show you how: 




    Or you can always try this at home, using home ingredients, FREE as well: 



    And for the men, let's not appear like a caveman after two weeks, here are tips on how to shave, read my post on shaving the right way


    6. Read or write.


    Do you know you can borrow ebook from our National Library? Like OMG. How can I not know this? 

    Wow. Apparently, more than 14,000 books FREE for you to download and read. Click here to find out more and e-Sentral is the direct link, make sure you search for FREE.

    I mean, it's FREE you know... 




    Another one is Open Library that I absolutely love. 

    You can search thousands of titles in Open Library.

    7. Learn something, every day. 


    Improve yourself. Learn new things, every day, at your own time and leisure. Best of all? It's free. Most of it is free - but if you want the certification, you can pay for it, but the point is, be a better person. Here's a list of site that offer e-learning or courses that is free. Nothing to lose, everything to gain. 



    This is so darn genius!

    Learn as much as you can - at your own pace, from all the leading learning institutes around the world.

    8. Keep yourself healthy.


    Again, FREE. CBS News compiled a list of free workouts. Go to any of the sites, there's lots of live-streaming, classes and sessions to choose from. No excuses, even YouTube have a long list of home workouts and yoga. 




    9. Get ready for some EPIC GAMES!


    Install some interesting games on your laptop, tabs or mobile. Even Pokemon Go introduced some changes to their game rules since there's restriction in movement. Tons of it, FREE if you will. 

    All yours to choose from. Free or special discounts and deals.
    Even Playstation is giving away free games (T&co applies), click here


    10. Spend time with your loved ones. Guess what? It's FREE.


    Not sure if you know but..... video conferencing is practically free now. Yes, apparently Google and Microsoft announced that their conferencing tools are now free, connecting enterprises and those in education, doing conferences or lectures on digital. But you can do it now too with your family and friends, using the same tools. 

    Other than that, consider the following list: 

    1. Zoom, special version during COVID-19, click here.
    2. Skype

    Of course, LINE, WhatsApp and WeChat - can connect you via video but from one device to another device. If your family and friends is like all around the world, Google (Meet or Hangout), Microsoft (Team), Skype and Zoom is very much recommended. And of course, it's FREE.

    Zoom offering free video conferencing during this difficult time.

    As of now, this is what I can think of but I guess it's enough for all of us to spend our time wisely. If you have more ideas, do reach out to me and I will update the list.

    And if you want to find out more about all the essential services during MCO, FMT covered it extensively, read here

    Meanwhile, be safe and stay home!

    Be deelicious and stay safe guys!
    21 March 2020

    And no, this is not a sponsored post - but a disclaimer, I did copy my Netflix code as part of their referral program, I mean, why not?