Friday, September 27

DIVA Universal Salutes Unsung Heroes in Asia
·        Women Across Asia Have Nominated Four Unsung Heroes for the High Heeled Warrior Award for their Selfless Contribution.
·        DIVA Calls For Public to Begin Voting
Malaysia, 23 September 2013 – DIVA Universal is proud to announce the nominees vying  for the ‘Unsung Hero’ category of DIVA Universal’s inaugural High Heeled Warrior Awards, which has been created to celebrate and recognize the successes of women across Asia. The ‘Unsung Hero’ is a woman who has made a significant impact and positive difference to society or to the lives of those around her.  

After two weeks of public nominations and intense selection by the judging panel led by Christine Fellowes, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Universal Networks International; Todd Forest, Executive Producer Asia Pacific, Microsoft Online Media and Publishing, Singapore; Ruth Yeoh, Director of Investments and Head of Sustainability, YTL Corporation Berhad; and Media Consultant Diana Ser, nominations were whittled to the final four inspirational women.

The nominees are Cassandra Chiu (Singapore), Teri Choong (Malaysia), Jasmine Ong Kim Li (Malaysia) and Jennifer Chen (Hong Kong). These women have been voted by their peers for their vast contributions to society and selfless dedication to bettering the lives of others.
Being involved in various projects in their respective countries, the four nominees prove that with hard work and sheer dedication, there is no limit to what can be done to make a difference in the world. They have received awards for their outstanding work and contributions and have also played an active role in reaching out to the public to advocate and endorse volunteer work.
"It was a great pleasure reviewing the candidates for the "High Heeled Warrior Unsung Hero (HHW)" nominations. All women reviewed demonstrated great strength and character so choosing from such a stellar roll call was no easy feat. Based on the ladies selected, those who have served the community selflessly through self-sacrifice, and those who have overcome disabilities to live a life filled with purpose shone the brightest.
 I have been privileged to witness some of the good works personally of some of these HHWs nominated through experiences working with them and can therefore most certainly attest to their great work within the societies in which they operate." Ruth Yeoh, Director of Investments and Head of Sustainability, YTL Corporation Berhad said.
Apart from the ‘Unsung Heroes’ category, the High Heeled Warrior Awards celebrates women in in Arts & Entertainment, Entrepreneurship and Community Service.
Voting for all categories is opened to public and will close on 29 September 2013 via www.highheeledwarriors.asia. Winners will be announced on-air on both DIVA Universal and E! Entertainment’s Facebook Pages, and also online by MSN.

 The High Heeled Warrior Awards aims to heighten awareness of the importance in the roles of which women play in society- from business, arts, entertainment, community service and education.
For more information, please visit www.highheeledwarriors.asia

About Universal Networks International
Universal Networks International, the international channels division of NBCUniversal, is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 176 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The brands in the portfolio include Universal Channel, Syfy, 13th Street Universal, Studio Universal, E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, DIVA Universal and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe. Universal Networks International also operates Movies 24 and has a controlling interest in the KidsCo joint venture.
Universal Networks International is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.


Appendix

Cassandra Chiu, Age 33
Singapore





Cassandra Chiu, is the first and only female guide dog handler in Singapore. She began to lose her sight at the tender age of eight to a condition known as ‘Stargardt’s disease’. Not allowing herself to be deterred by discrimination and prejudice against blind people, Cassandra went on to excel in sports and swimming and even represented Singapore in International Swim Meets in Malaysia, China and Australia. In 1996, she was honoured with the Singapore Disabled Sportswoman of The Year Award. She has also represented Singapore in competitive bowling in Finland, Australia and Malaysia.

                  

Teri Choong, Age 43
Malaysia




Teri Choong works full time in a Non-Government Organisation called ‘Generasi Gemilang’ in Malaysia. She is a survivor of cancer, but even before finding out she had cancer, she had already been a strong advocator of cancer awareness. Teri mentors youth through an American program sponsored by the US Department of State, US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur and also works with sexually abused and troubled teens, conducting lessons to help give them a different perspective in life to aid them through any obstacles that they may face.










         


Jasmine Ong Kim Li, Age 25  
Malaysia
 
          












Jasmine Ong Kim Li took two years off to pursue a career in law to help students in need who lives in an urban poor community in Malaysia. She also founded and manages a community based project – “Project Building Dreams” that aims to provide safe and conducive spaces to students and children coming from hostile environment. Jasmine has successfully roped in the support of Groupon Malaysia and GAB Foundation to fund this project. Jasmine is also one of the first South East Asian women accepted to be a Women's Mentor via the WEDUFund Organization where she dedicates her time mentoring girls from 3rd world nations such as Afghanistan, Cambodia, Myanmar and Bangladesh.


Jennifer Chen, Age 43
Hong Kong



Jennifer Chen founded “Otto’s Clinic” at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Brain Tumour Centre in memory of her late husband five years ago. Otto’s Combined Neuro-Oncology Clinic was opened in June 2009. It fills a unique community need in the area of brain tumours. There is no other facility like it in Asia. Otto’s Clinic provides a service that targets patients with malignant brain tumours who require multi-modality treatment. These patients are now seen by neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and neuro-oncologists at one central location, rather than having to pay multiple visits to different clinics for combined treatment.

Jennifer is on the organizing committee of the annual “Brain Trek” event held at Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak that was first launched in 2007. It is part of the global awareness program, “Walk around the World for Brain Tumours”, launched by the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA). Brain Trek is a charity walk in memory of those who passed away, connecting those with brain tumours now, and the professionals caring for and doing research on brain tumours.

Tuesday, September 24


Wonder what is 2crank ?

2Crank is a music portal company that seeks for new talents like bands and independent musicians.  We also provide platforms for new talents that could help new talents to be recognized and discovered in the music industry. We focus exclusively on music and the talents themselves by aggregating a full package of music video and album for the new talents. On the other hand, new talents have an opportunity to earn through our aggregations and ranking system through social media platforms.


Malaysia Day Band Fest 2013

Malaysia Day Band Fest 2013 is a 7-days rock-and-roll-head-banging event organized by 2Crank showcasing local Malaysian bands in conjunction with 1Malaysia. MDBF 2013 will be featuring different local indie and cover bands for each day of the event between on the 5th – 15th of September 2013. Besides celebrating and bringing groups of Malaysia bands together, MDBF 2013 also aims to promote new upcoming and talented bands, and giving them the awareness and exposure they need. The event will be held around Klang Valley area, as well as Malacca and Penang.  Locations and Band Scedules of the events are as follow:


MDBF 2013-Venue and band performance schedule (REVISED)
Bands in according to slot time:

5/9 - Studio Lounge, TCM
PC - Chemistry / Amrita Soon / Instake
Pre-Event 
8pm - Chemistry
845pm - Instake
9pm - Chemistry
945pm - Chemistry

6/9 - The Library, Midvalley
8pm - Chemistry
845pm - The Endleaves
9pm - Chemistry
945pm - Chemistry

7/9 - The Library, Melaka
8pm - Interstellar
845pm - Faan
9pm - Interstellar
945pm - Interstellar


7/9 - Studio Lounge, TCM
8pm - Chemistry
845pm - Reach For The Skies
9pm - Chemistry
945pm - Chemistry

8/9 - The Library, Midvalley
8pm - Chemistry
845pm - Djezna's Stalker
9pm - Chemistry
945pm - Chemistry

12/9 - Studio Lounge, TCM
8pm - Chemistry
845pm - Rock N Roll John
9pm - Chemistry
945pm - Chemistry

13/9 - The Library, Penang
8pm - Chemistry
845pm - Flossy
9pm - Chemistry
945pm - Chemistry

15/9 - Finale Event, Studio Lounge, TCM
Indie Bands slot. 5 mins setup on & off stage, 20 mins performance
2pm - Pushpapura
230pm -  Prema Yin
3pm - Instake
330pm -  Faan
4pm - Cats In Love
430pm - ShaneilDevaser
5pm - Round Robin
530pm - Djezna's Stalker
6pm - Rock N Roll John
630pm - Reach For The Skies
7pm - Bob The Sausage
730pm - Wanted Symphony

Cover Band slot. 30 mins performance, 15 mins interval
815pm - 845pm: Interstellar
9pm - 930pm: Fiezzta
945pm - 1015pm: Rock n Rolla
1030pm - 11pm: Chemistry
1115pm - 1145pm: Take 5

On-going Ranking system
During the 7-days event, there will be a ranking competition among the bands that are performing. The band with the highest ranking will be entitled to have a free music video production .

We hope you could join us on this eventful journey discovering and supporting local talents in Malaysia with the spirit of 1Malaysia day. 2Crank believes with this event we hope to change the perspective of Malaysian local talents in our country and with music we could bring our nation united together as one.

I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD JOIN 2CRANK ! becausee.......
1)      It updates you on new local talents
2)      It updates you on new gigs that features our local talent.

For more information -
Website : http://2crank.com.my
Twitter : https://twitter.com/2crankmusic
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/2crankmusic

Wednesday, September 18


 BUILD YOUR PASSION & CONFIDENT here pretty layddeehhhh !!!!
Calling all the girls from Malaysia to join us now , you can now easily win RM5000 in this contest .

YOU could become the FIRST Miss Liquido Malaysia!

Liquido celebrates proud, strong and confident young woman. A woman who is not afraid to show the world who she is and carries herself with pride. Liquido’s mission in Malaysia is to advocate that a confident woman is a beautiful woman. If a woman truly believes she is beautiful and loves herself and her body, then the whole world will believe it too. We also encourage women to be fit & healthy and offer stylish and sexy fitness wear for women to look beautiful while they work out.

We are in search of a role model who represents beauty, confidence and also practices a healthy lifestyle. The winner will be the face of Liquido for 2013/2014. She will be the main brand ambassador, featured in all Liquido marketing campaigns for 2013/2014.

The most exciting part of this contest is the fabulous prizes :

1st Place - RM5,000 cash + Ambassador contract with Liquido Malaysia + RM500 worth of Liquido products + Sponsored Prizes

2nd Place - RM2,000 cash + Ambassador contract with Liquido Malaysia + RM250 worth of Liquido products + Sponsored Prizes

3rd Place - RM1,000 cash + Ambassador contract with Liquido Malaysia + RM250 worth of Liquido products + Sponsored Prizes

Important Dates

- Auditions: 
12th and 13th October.
- Photoshoot: October
- Online Voting: November
- Grand Finale: 23rd November

Qualifications:

- All women residing in Malaysia
- Non-Malaysians who are currently living in Malaysia can apply.
- 18 - 35 years old
- Non-muslim

To apply, go to https://www.facebook.com/LiquidoMalaysia and click on the Apply Now! tab. For more details, checkout http://bit.ly/missbikini2013. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to the auditions!

Do not miss this opportunity as Liquido has pretty collection of bikinis & I'm sure you don't want to feel left out to join with us , Great News that I've send my entry too ! So , let's have enjoy and have fun together :)



OH WAIT !
You can now also WIN a FREE PAIR of Liquido Bikini ! All your have to do is just email your photo of bikini to ola@liquido.com.my before end of this month and collect as many likes as you can in the Liquido Facebook Page ! That's SIMPLE babe :)

See you at Liquido Miss Bikini 2013 !

For more information :
Twitter : https://twitter.com/Liquido_Asia #LiquidoMissBikini2013
Competition Site: bit.ly/missbikini2013



Thursday, September 12



Last two weeks , I went to The Gastro Project @ Section 17 Petaling Jaya for a beautiful dinner review . This place captures both elegance & a relaxed feel then no further . It doesn't matter that you're looking a place for fine dining , a burger , a cocktail , an exciting ethnic dish , or anything in between , this is the right spot to fulfill your food craving . The Gastro Project ( TGP ) is a new concept of dine-in restaurant for everyone as I would elaborate more =) TGP is cozy , chic , elegant and familiar with their restaurant design . For the main dining area has an unassuming trendy mosaic-floored space with a burgundy finish . The logo of this restaurant is mainly inspired by the significant amount of time spent in England by the family of the owner and hence the reason for the crown .


Meanwhile , the walls decorated with holding blown-up photos of Hollywood stars including Jack Nicholson puffing a cigar , Samuel L. Jackson chomping on a burger , Julia Roberts taking a bite out of a pizza and Brad Pitt sipping on an expresso , oh and also Jean Reno ! I was happy because invited with the rest of the media for this private food dining , we were introduced and acknowledge about this new restaurant . We were firstly chilling and hanging out upstairs of the restaurant , it is specially for private event just call for reservation . More over , you can reserve the area for you and your friends & family to enjoy movie while dinner for a chill out . The area is soundproof that would not disturb the other diners dining downstairs .

Beautiful timber staircase for the retro and chio style of the restaurant .


That night , the space was filled with tables and we can taste their in-house mix cocktails ! 




I had tried their very own cocktails , I personally love the Vanilla Passion tea , one of my favorite from the menu .
 
This is the AC Martini , taste sweet and best for Martini Lovers , AC is the Apple Crumble .

The Vanilla Passion Tea

The Ginger Swizzle - a combination for Lime , Apple , Gingerbeer and of course the whisky lover .
Served with delicious Mushroom Tart , it is crispy and tasty just right for bites - Caramelised mushrooms and onions served on their very own polenta base - RM15

The Indian - Spicy Chicken Perratal with Cucumber Raita , Sliced red chillies and Paneer - RM 28


The Menu of TGP


Adorable blogger - Chloe

The retro-ish checkered tiles on the main dining area .

 

Our menu of the night !


Introducing The Japanese Style Salad - It is a happy salad of avocado , pomegranate , mixed salad leaves and pine nuts , in a Japanese inspired sesame dressing - RM15
Additional tempura prawns RM 5

Tiger Prawn - flash fried then cooked in a Buttercream Sauce with Mantau Bun for soaking up the last drop!
-RM 40

Lamb - Slow cooked lamb stewed with carrots and apricots , served with fluffy , buttered couscous and a side salad - RM40
Steak - Australian Black Angus ( Ribeye 200g / Sirlion 200g/ Tenderloin 200g ) - RM45
Spaghetti - Crabmeats , Parsley , garlic , chilli flakes  - RM24
p/s : the portion is by dish , above is just a combination of the three dishes in smaller portion 
Come to the end is the dessert ! Decadent , Classic , Satisfying - RM 15 each 
Ashley , Chloe , Me




I love the atmosphere having dinner here with friends , family or celebrate with your loved ones . Either you're here for dining or movie with cocktails ! Finally I had discovered a new concept of restaurant right here at The Gastro Project . I would recommend you to enjoy your dinner here with the beautiful interiors , music , friendly services and of course the yummy and affordable prices with the varieties of food in the menu .

AddressThe Gastro Project Sdn. Bhd. 
No.25, Jalan 17/56, Section 17,
46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Contact
T +603-7931 6465
E info@thegastroproject.com
F http://www.facebook.com/TheGastroProject

Operational HoursMonday - Thursday
11.00am ~ 11.00pm
Friday
11.00am ~ midnight
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
8.00am ~ midnight

Movie Times
Tuesday & Thursday
9.00pm

Saturday & Sunday 
2.30p

Wednesday, September 4

Great News for all the ladies ! NBCU's Diva Universal  has just launched their High Heeled Warriors campaign earlier this year, this campaign celebrates women of different walks of life.

Inline with this campaign, NBCUniversal has rolled out 'The High Heeled Warriors Awards' where women in Asia are recognized and celebrated for their achievements and contribution to the society.

As part of this award, there is an Unsung Heroes category where the public can vote for a women who matter in their lives. This woman could be a mom, friend, sister or maybe even a colleague, whom they think deserves recognition.

We would like to invite you to nominate a special woman in your life and also encourage your readers to vote for your nomination. Our aim is to spread the word out and get as many people to nominate a woman in their lives, your blog would be a perfect platform to support this Award.

To nominate your Unsung Hero:
By telling us who she is, and why she is an Unsung Hero, to this email:highheeledwarriorawards@nbcuni.com. Be sure to include a large, hi-res image of your Unsung Hero!
The deadline for submitting your Unsung Hero nominations is 8th September 2013.
Final nominees will be chosen by the High Heeled Warrior Awards Judging Panel, and the nominee with the highest public votes will be crowned the Unsung Hero.


I personally vote for Deborah Henry because I have believe and admire her since day one I knew about her .  She held both of the titles of Miss World Malaysia and Miss Universe Malaysia . Nonetheless , she is a TV Host , MC , Humanitarian aide and ambassadors . She has the beauty and the confident in her , she is a good example for us girl with her passion and career throughout her journey .

NBCUniversal To Crown Their Very Own High Heeled Warriors
Honoring Women who want it, do it, and have it all  
Singapore, 29 August 2013 -  Hot on the heels of NBCUniversal’s highly successful High Heeled Warriors research on female Pay-TV viewers, the network has announced plans to roll out its inaugural High Heeled Warrior Awards. The High Heeled Warrior Awards will recognize and celebrate the achievements of women in Asia who have contributed to society in their industry and community, and have made an impact in the lives of many around them.
High Heeled Warrior Awards will be rolled out today and spearheaded digitally. It aims to honor women in different fields such as Entrepreneurship, Arts & Entertainment, Community Service and Unsung Heroes.
Luxury fashion and fragrance brand Hugo Boss is lending its support to further the cause of High Heeled Warriors, where women are approaching their expectations of life with increasing power and capability.
The High Heeled Warriors research categorizes women across Asia in five different groups. These are the unique career-focused ‘Trailblazers,’ the spontaneous ‘Passionistas,’ the well-connected ‘Social-siders,’ the fiercely loyal ‘Peace-Keepers’ and the loving and family-oriented ‘Heart-Warmers.’ The High-Heeled Warrior Awards targets women who fit into these respective groups, showing how they have empowered themselves and the women around them, and also to celebrate their roles and contribution to society.  
In the Arts & Entertainment category, host and former editor of Elle Magazine Anita Kapoor, supermodel Lisa Selesner, Malaysian actress Lisa Surihani and owner of creative agency Present Purpose Tracy Phillips have been nominated for their involvement in projects that stretch across the screens, theatres, large-scaled events and concert halls. These are the women defined by recognition and admiration from the public and for industry endorsements as well.
Filling the Entrepreneurship category, are Plukka Jewelry founder Joanne Ooi, boutique hotel owner Yenn Wong, founder of Malaysian fashion brands  KLutched and ShoeShoesShoes Ung Yiu Lin and Tjin Lee, Managing Director of Mercury Marketing & Communications. Coupled by their own success of innovation and creativity, these women have made a name for themselves in the corporate world from remaining on top and running their own home grown businesses.
The third category is to recognize our passionate women whom have devoted themselves to volunteer work and dedicated their lives to help others. LEAP Spiral founder and Executive Director Cynthia Ong, Co-founder of a non-profit organization Fugee School Deborah Henry, Programme Director of FilmAid Asia in Thailand Mary Soan and Pia Bruce, Executive Director at National Committee for UNIFEM Singapore, are the women who fall under Community Service category. These are women whom are not only defined by their activity and commitment to helping the less fortunate, but also for their vast contribution to society and to help bettering it.
Nominations for the first three categories have been shortlisted by a panel of judges. The judging panel will be led by Christine Fellowes, Managing Director, Asia Pacific of Universal Networks Internation, Todd Forest, Executive Producer Asia Pacific, Microsoft Online Media and

Publishing, Singapore, Ruth Yeo, Executive Director at YTL Singapore Pte Ltd and Director at YTL-SV Carbon Sdn Bhd and Diana Ser, who spearheads a communication consulting and media training company. 

Women who have made a significant impact and positive difference to society and to the life of those around them fall in the last category; The Unsung Heroes. These women selflessly help others and don’t expect to be recognized for their hard work by their peers or even by their pay. The public is encouraged to submit nominations from 27 August to 8 September as to who they think should be considered an Unsung Hero. Voting for all categories will then be opened to public from 9 to 29 September via www.highheeledwarriors.asia. Winners will be announced on-air on both DIVA Universal and E! Entertainment’s Facebook Pages, and also online by MSN.
The Awards will also heighten awareness of the importance in the roles which women play in society- from business, arts, entertainment, community service and education.
Christine Fellowes, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Universal Network International says, “The roles that women play today have great impact on the lives of people around them and in society. We believe women in Asia are High Heeled Warriors as they face growing expectations with increasing intelligence, independence and power. As the entertainment network that delivers global brands women love and look up to, the High Heeled Warrior Awards is our avenue of honoring women and their laudable achievements in life.”
For more information, please visit www.highheeledwarriors.asia

Cast your VOTE today !