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Neutrogena Happy Skin 24/7 Kittie Yiyi Hazzer Wan Lee

6.19.2017

Happy Skin Happy People Happy You

My first fashion show in ages brings me to the Neutrogena Happy Skin 24/7 fashion debut at the Mercedes-Benz STYLO AsiaFashionFestival last month. Just the curiosity and the hype got me there to check the fashion show out during my busy work quarter. Questions in my head on how this can a beauty (skin care) brand can pair off with fashion. While Neutrogena is a name everyone knows (yes I am assuming everyone, knows this brand! haha). Their products helped me through puberty and have since imprinted on my mind that they're the go to drug store cleanser brand to use. I still remember stalking the drug stores reading and checking out Neutrogena products. Their rain shower was a trophy to admire on the shelves out of reach because as a young girl, I couldn't afford it. I think I did save up for a few months just to buy that rain shower (body wash).

I didn't regret going to the fashion show at all. Read why.

My Chir Chir Pavilion KL Review

6.18.2017

Chir Chir opens in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur

It's raining Korean Fried Chickens now! The trend is so huge, you can see eateries popping out one after another. When BBQ Chicken came out (I was a big fan), it wasn't receiving the attention it needed but suddenly *boom* everyone is talking and eating Korean fried chicken. There is one exception out of all the Halal joints out there, which is the original concept of fried chicken and beer from South Korea called the chimaek. During my visits to Seoul in 2015-2016, I came across many chimaek eateries. They're popular amongst the Koreans and opens till late night accommodating laughter, beer, and yummy fried chickens. The Korean, of course, love to de-stress after a hard day's work by going for fried chicken and beer in the evenings. Usually

So where to find South Korean chimaek in the Klang Valley? (Malaysia). Just head over to Chir Chir, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. Chir Chir pronounced as Chi-ruh Chi-ruh, is the sound of chickens being fried in oil (giving the bubble oil sound). At first, I thought it was short for Chicken.

Malam Tradisi Experience at Berjaya Tioman Resort

6.14.2017


Recently, I was invited by the Berjaya Group to review and experience the opening of their new Malam Tradisi (Night Market) at their resort in Tioman Island. Tioman Island is the largest out of all the 64 islands that inhabit the southeastern peninsular of Malaysia in the South China Sea. It lies about 56 km off the coast in the federal state of Pahang and is ranked among the 10 most beautiful islands on earth. An idyllic paradise for honeymoons, retreats, sightseeing and all sorts of water activities especially popular for scuba diving, snorkeling, due to its protected rich and diverse marine life.

Malaysia Consumer Rights - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. YTL MEMBERSHIP SAGA.

6.10.2017


It's one of those mornings where I wake up thinking, so what is happening to the YTL Hotels Membership that has pushed its dissatisfied members into a corner subjected to their current "terms" whatsoever it may be as I have finally given up 2 months ago to pursue this relentless issue on how flawed our consumer rights system is. I'm not one for big words or the best at explaining things or have a knack with dramatizing this until it becomes viral juicy like xiaoxue whom I have admired for a long time to be able to speak up for her thoughts without a worry that a car might bang you on the road in broad daylight should you offend the "higher powers".

Malaysia Consumer Rights - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

While everyone is going hoo haa over what Watsons Malaysia did, I sighed at the real issues that should've been also raised by all the "sites" and news channel. If you have followed my updates on YTL Membeship Scam, then you may ask why are our cries falling on deaf ears? I gave the story to the local newspaper and sites such as Says.com to which nothing came out of it. YTL even has the balls to tell us that they're not doing anything wrong and attempts to seek refunds are ignored as well. My email to them months ago was never replied to. I raised some alarming points to YTL about how they have breach several clauses in the Consumer Protection Act Malaysia and gave them a time to fulfill their obligation to members for selling or glamorizing their membership.

While many members are unhappy about how YTL handled this issue and how they have managed to continue belittling us members to the point of saying members are taking them for fools if we think YTL would refund our good money.

I seriously don't understand how a company like this concluded that we deserve no compensation or refunds due to their failure to maintain and fulfill membership privileges based on whether or not you have prior to all the issues, enjoyed it.

A membership is a contract or an agreement to enjoy membership privileges that we paid for a duration of time. A year in this case. It's not some bunch of vouchers we bought and you refused a refund because some vouchers are "used" but alas from my last update over YTL seems to think they are selling "vouchers" and not a membership privilege.

SEARCH YTL MEMBERSHIP ON GOOGLE /FB(you'll be lucky if it's not deleted/hidden)


YTL rejects members with imaginary limitations
click here to read



The lack of service or bad service in some members case has pushed most of us to a corner. Most of us have given up trying to make sense of this, while new members are slowly noticing the problems only when they try to utilize their memberships. To even redeem your membership privileges NOW, you have to go by their terms like as if they're doing us a BIG favor.

I said NOW because this "membership nightmare" started since the end of 2016 and has since evolved through many stages of hell. From being ignored for a good few months by YTL (can't be contacted, emails not responded to, complaints on their FB ignored and hidden) to being contacted by an apologetic Mr. Jmiah (nice guy) but after a few weeks went on a sabbatical soon and handed it to another person Mr. R who refused to acknowledge their wrongdoing. Somehow the tables have turned and we the members are the "scammers" because we demand what's rightfully ours.

By now June, I would assume the fire has died down because seriously nobody gives a damn about us, even YTL. Whatever little redemptions we can make would be considered lucky. The members have enough money not to stress about a membership like this and would just not renew anymore. As simple as that.

For me, I tried to stand up for our rights as members and as a consumer here but there is only so much you can do. I hope my posts would prevent future unsuspecting locals to be wary of Hotel memberships (well even YTL can screw members up so there's just risk in everything). I have given up on pursuing a consumer tribunal case because:
  1. Consumer Tribunal does not understand what's a hotel membership. They think it's "Agoda Member Account". Unless I can speak perfect Bahasa at the tribunal hearing, my attempts to explain the whole case would be futile.
  2. I filed a claim at Consumer Tribunal but realized it only helps ONE person and not a group. It largely depends on how you're going to present your claim for a refund. And that you must do research and present your points as clear as daylight so the judge would understand. 
  3. My only reason for filing this claim is to see justice serve and corrected. How can big companies such as YTL take advantage and treat consumers this way? The Tribunal is not the right place to raise such concerns up even if they breach the act of Consumer Protection Act. It's only a place to seek refunds.
  4. The YTL legal department & the man who took over tried to scared us off by saying that we do not have a case. He says they know how the Tribunal works and we won't win. I'm sorry YTL, I guess you do know how it "WORKS" right?

Let me explain what's the YTL Platinum Plus (YTLPP) membership again.


YTL Platinum Plus's membership program is sold at RM768 per annum.

YTL Platinum Plus' main objective is to deliver the best service whilst offering a wealth of experiences and exclusive benefits to our members. In keeping with these intentions, our programme is designed to better enhance your experience as a YTL Platinum Plus member by furnishing you with exclusive benefits and privileges. We would like to take this opportunity to update you on YTL Platinum Plus' exciting membership programme which will entitle you to special discounts at our restaurants, retail outlets and also our hotels. To find out more about the rewards you will gain by being a YTL Platinum Plus member and how such rewards will enhance your experience as a member, please visit our YTL Platinum Plus Lounge located at Relish Floor, Starhill Gallery.
This membership allows you to enjoy discounts at participating restaurants in Ritz Carlton and Starhill Gallery, accommodations at YTL Hotels & Resorts and shopping discounts at participating outlets in Starhill Gallery. The membership also comes with a booklet of welcome certificates; accommodation, dining and shopping. 

In summary, YTL is trying to sweep their duty of care under the carpet after selling the memberships. They have over 4000 members on board, most are not aware of what's going on. Refunds would result in the loss of over 3million ringgit if the members unite and bring a class action suit against YTL for selling a membership that they can't deliver.

For the first 3 months, members were ignored, given the runaround, told that nothing can be done, the subsequent months saw an "improvement" after my blog post went viral. The improvements are subjected to their own conditions because they're "helping us" and not the other way around. This is what you may face:
  • Any of your attempts to make a booking to utilise your accommodation benefits or vouchers would be made so hard, you have to take a trip down to their office at Starhill to make a booking or an inquiry (this may improve over time when the number of complaints dies down and they have time to attend to you via email/call). 
  • Conditions for accommodation benefits (discounts/voucher) may only be limited by weekdays, not weekend or public holidays. They may "innocently" tell you it's fully allocated (a word used to prevent limit you from using your membership benefits). Don't buy the bullshit.
  • The JWMarriot Room Voucher redemption. There is a renovation going on and rooms are limited. I heard this renovation from last year till this Aug from members. You may not be able to book this in time. Your membership may expire. If you have the strength and energy to complain, try to get an extension to use your voucher. They have no plans to compensate or replace a suiting hotel (I hope they do).
  • Do not worry about F&B privileges, that is not affected. Same as retail.
  • They will undermine you if you attempt to seek a refund saying "you've used your welcome vouchers". Do not be fooled by this. You bought a membership privilege, not "vouchers" like a Groupon.
I would end this story by saying:
  • YTLPP & YTL Hotels did not deliver the best service to its member which was an objective of their program
  • Members did not get the offer of a wealth of experiences instead we had headaches, stress and incur expenses and time trying to utilize the membership
  • our experience was not enhanced, the opposite happened
  • we were not furnished with exclusive benefits and privileges (accommodation)
  • this membership isn't exciting, it's a nightmare
So yes I guess I will not be talking about YTL anymore and they would probably be happy about my decision. I also wish the members all the best, I hope things become better for you guys and I hope you do not suffer embarrassment and humiliation in the process (member horror stories are shared here on YTL Member Forum FB Group).

I remember receiving a call from one of the YTLPP staff asking me "WHAT DO I WANT" after I plaster my complaints about their FB. What do I want? That we members be treated as what was intended in your program. That Malaysia consumer rights and consumer protection law be upheld and improve.

End.


Watson's Apologises for Lagenda Cun Video

6.08.2017


Watsons Malaysia released a public apology on their Facebook over the release of their Raya video Lagenda Cun which sparked an uproar from Malaysians over how insensitive the video is. The video features local stars such as actor Kamal Adli, Ruhainnies, Amber Chia, Thanuja Ananthan, Nadine Ann Thomas and Sasha Saidin.

video
Watson's Lagenda Cun (click to enable flash player)

From Watsons Malaysia Facebook Fan Page:

Watsons Malaysia is aware of the post that has been made viral on social media.

A post on 7th June 2017 regarding a video by Watsons talks about the legend of Dayang Senandong. The Legend of Dayang Senandong is a Malay folklore about a lady who was born cursed with black skin but blessed with a beautiful voice. The legend depicts that the king fell in love with Dayang Senandong because of her voice and inner beauty. The curse was lifted after Dayang Senandong gave birth to the king’s child.

We stand firm on the belief that unity and fairness plays an important role, and we respect people from all nationalities. The video was shot to highlight the Legend and its moral values of inner beauty and that true love exist. We are sorry that some of our fans feel offended by the video which was not our intention. We take feedback from our fans seriously.

Your continued support will be greatly appreciated and any feedbacks from you will help in improving our services.

Maaf Zahir dan Batin.
Thank you.

Mamonde Available on 11Street

6.05.2017

congratulations Mamonde!

Guys if you're a fan of Mamonde the Korean Beauty brand by Amorepacific then you'll be happy to know that you can now buy the products from 11Street.my from 1st June onwards. There will be 57 Mamonde products ranging from makeup and skincare to choose from. Exclusive online only items are also available! Rose Water Toner 500ml, AC Balance Spot Serum 15ml, AC Balance Spot Patch (12pcs) and the Color Tone Up Base 30ml (green/purple).

Online Exclusive Mamonde Products on 11Street


Basic Skincare Set RM49 (49% saving)

In celebration of the partnership just for their launching month June like Basic Skincare Set RM49 (save 49%). First Energy Serum Set RM119 (save 20%), Highlight Lip Tint Set RM50 (GWP), Mascara Volume Set RM59 (GWP), Complimentary Cushion Case with every purchase of Cover Powder Cushion (21/23) GWP. Expect more deals and also a Mamonde Makeup Workshop for 11Street customers soon!

Mamonde is also available offline at Mamonde counters at AEON 1 Utama, AEON Mid Valley, AEON Bukit Indah, AEON Tebrau City and AEON Queensbay Mall in Penang.

Mamonde is the first cosmetic brand of its kind that uses only flowers as its key ingredient coupled with other natural ingredients in its formulation. AmorePacific has invested a great deal in R&D to ensure the efficacy of Mamonde products and that these products are gentle on the skin just like the characteristics of flowers.

Free Korean Beauty Products

6.02.2017

Free Korean Beauty Products!

All you KBeauty lovers out there! Althea Korea is giving away free Korean beauty products @ Raya freebies for their customers from 1st June until stocks last (terms & conditions apply). It's simple, click here to view all the free gifts you can choose from their Raya Giveaway Festival page and select one (1) free gift to check out. The free gift would be discounted off during check out. There are 9 free gifts from this festival to choose from. Mostly makeup items to create your festive Raya look.

the free items you can select to check out

The Raya Giveaway Festival is only applicable to Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. It's only for one customer per giveaway. You can get free shipping for purchases above RM99 as well. Althea has many good promotions despite their affordable best price on popular and trendy KBeauty products. Look out every week to see new promotions launch for Raya this month.

available in 3 box sizes

Also not forgetting their iconic collectible boxes, for Raya Althea is releasing a limited edition Ramadan Box for qualifying orders. Meaning not all orders will get this box, if your order is too little or underweight, it may be shipped by Althea Air which is a bubble package instead of the box. This serves to reduce breakage if your order does not fit the box (too much space, will cause risk in breakage). Anyway if you do get the Althea Air packaging instead of box packaging, you can cut the bubble packaging to release South Korea air into your environment haha.

The Althea Raya Giveaway Festival & Limited Edition Box is available in Malaysia, Singapore & Indonesia. A matching Raya packet (duit Raya packet) with promo code is also given along with the box. While stocks last.

Althea is available on www.althea.kr but the promotions may differ from one country to another. Althea is also available on Google Play (Android) and Apple Store (iOS) app. You can catch updates on their official IG account @altheakorea and Althea Korea TV on youtube. For Facebook, search Althea Korea.

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My Fave Cleanser Is A Bar of Soap

6.01.2017

Sulwhasoo Herbal Soap 100g

Yes, I'm embarrassed to say that I was a day late to submit my post for Butterfly Project's Blog Detox. The no frills no drills, blogging practice activity. I thought it would be a good idea to just bring the basics back. You know like how we all started blogging? We just went for it. There wasn't a studio, stress, or obsession about plating your content up to perfection which is one of the reasons that demotivates bloggers to continue blogging. 

For the Blog Detox, it's the main objective is to chill and write something. No making sure your photo is perfect or taking 1001 photographs to make just that 1 picture is perfect. No spending money on flatlays or what not. Really easy, either take a picture with your phone, camera or rip it off google (but credit the source pls) to accompany your review.

Detox, flush all those worries out and just keep calm and blog.

Here's my post about my favorite cleanser but I'll share more about my skin type first. I have dry combination skin which tends to flake around the cheek areas. This is especially hard in putting on makeup as makeup tends to cake or looks flaky. I can see dry cracks and all, even pores. Anyway, blabla bla... I prefer cleansers that don't dry out my skin. For this sharing today, it's only going to be normal skincare cleansers and not makeup removing cleansers.

Before I really liked Too Cool For School's Egg Mousse Pack as a pack cleanser with my Clarisonic facial brush but I have discovered a really simple bar of facial soap that wow-ed my heart and skin. It's the Sulwhasoo Herbal Soap. I got that in my Sulwhasoo Essential Kit a few years ago but only recently I have "unbox" it to use.

It's a block of brown soap, made from an aged red ginseng. The scent is not an overbearing ginseng scent, it's herbal-ish, I do like the scent because I have a thing for traditional herbs made using Ginseng. Somehow I feel healthier... for no apparent reason at all. Well, that's just me. I know westerners do not like this scent at all. Maybe even millennials because this scent has been associated with smelling like your grandmother. They don't know what they're missing out on IMHO.

I used this with water, it suds up quickly but not in a foamy way. I use my palm and cleanse my face like normal. I love the watery, slippery, sudsy feel here. My skin felt like it was on ice minus the cold feeling. After washing it off, my skin feels immediately smooth, moist and nice! I can't get the feeling off. I spray on my hydrating toner followed by a gel moisturizer.

I seriously like the soap so much, I'm going to get the whole set with the soap dish when I'm done with this one here. I love the whole hanbang feel and concept of Sulwhasoo's products but this soap is the only item right now that wow-ed me from them. Hanbang is Korean Traditional Medicine (herbs/tcm/acupuncture/etc).

Efficacy is optimized by harmonizing ingredients using Korean medicinal herbs
The harmony of Korean herbal medicinal ingredients, including Korean Red Ginseng, Small Solomon’s Seal, Chinese Peony, and Adhesive Rehmannia, leaves your skin clean and moist.

40 days of dedication provides special nourishment for your skin
Herbal Soap is made with a special 40-day aging process, giving you rich and nourishing bubbles that spread smoothly and help nurture youthful and clear skin.

Ingredients
WATER, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TRIETHANOLAMINE, STEARIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, LAURIC ACID, PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, NELUMBO NUCIFERA SEED EXTRACT,, POLYGONATUM OFFICINALE RHIZOME/ROOT EXTRACT, LILIUM TIGRINUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT, HONEY, ANGELICA ACUTILOBA ROOT EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, ETIDRONIC ACID, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 26100), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), FRAGRANCE

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