Friday, March 20, 2015

Chillaxing at hot springs & volcanos

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This is a very long overdue post about my trip to Bandung, but well, here it is! 

You can read my previous post here: http://www.seraphsam.com/2015/01/first-2015-trip-bandung-indonesia.html

To start up this post, Bandung is a city in Indonesia which is surrounded by mountains. and of course, there's one which is volcanic! We took an hour drive up the mountains to reach the Tangkuban Perahu Volcano. It is an active volcano and its last eruption was in 1983, which wasn't too long ago. 

My colleague actually did tell me a story of her friend getting possessed over there by an old man's spirit when they visited Tangkuban Perahu, but luckily nothing happened to us when we visited. Phew!

Check out the photos of the Volcano:

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Crater like!

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The slopes of the volcano which the locals use to sell berries, handicraft and more!

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Check out the steam coming out from the magma down there

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The view from the volcano

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Cantya and I

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Bromance at the volcano

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Can't really see the crater from here

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A tourist shot!

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There Chung goes!



After the volcano, we decided to head to the hot springs around the area, and on the way, we spotted some rare satay that's being grilled at the roadside. Its Sate Biawak! which means lizard satay! We stopped by ordered a few sticks and actually its pretty delicious!

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At the Sate Biawak stall

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Grilling the Sate

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Look how beautiful it turned out!

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Chung overreacting


After sate, we headed to one of the hot springs around the area. These hot springs are sulfuric and  Locals believe that it has  healing properties. We spent about 2 hours there soaking in the spring, and I would advise you not to let it hit your face! I could feel all my pores opening up and all the acne scars on my face starting to itch, but my face was really clean after that LOL!

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The hot spring

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before jumping in

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Spot the dead Chung's body

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Group shot of us


To end the night,  Cantya brought us to a secluded spot where we could see the whole of Bandung. The lights were beautiful and it was really chilly up in the hills! definitely a great place to go to, but I have no idea how to give directions as it is in the middle of nowhere! 

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The trip was definitely great and I would really encourage anyone to head to Bandung for a relaxation trip as it is worth it! Once again I want to thank Cantya for hosting us there!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

PUMA Ignite launch

Puma being a great performance player in the global market has once again unveiled a new product lineup. What is it called? PUMA IGNITE!

PUMA Ignite is the ultimate running shoe which features an innovative foam technology that makes it the most responsive running shoe, the birth of PUMA Ignite was the result of a nine-year research and development programme.

The launch was held at 1 Utama where guest and media were able to see the unveiling of the shoes and also try on the activities that Puma has prepared for us

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Puma friends with the new Ignite shoes

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Khairul Fahmi with one of the activities (to test out the shoes)

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There's also a photobooth inside the Puma van which transforms your eyes to Usain Bolt's Ignite Eyes

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An awesome souvenir

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Puma Ignite (men)

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Puma Ignite (women)


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In conjunction with the PUMA Ignite launch, PUMA will be launching their latest 21 Days Challenge for all Malaysians to join them and create the next ‘big thing’ on social media platforms. The objective of this campaign is to encourage all Malaysians to be involved in running activities and keep the momentum going for 21 days in a row, snap a picture of every session and upload it onto your social media account Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and The first 100 participants who completes this challenge, will win a limited edition PUMA Ignite running tee shirt

an example: 

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Do check out the shoes in Puma stores near you and do catch the Puma van which will be travelling all around Malaysia!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The latest must have Bomberg watches!

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Yes guys..TOYS FOR BOYS!

To start things up, Watches are elegant pieces which compliments the best of a man. I myself am a collector of watches, and I have about 15 watches to match a different outfit everyday. Each watch has its own characteristics and sentimental values with it, so its pretty hard for me to part with my watches. When I was invited by the PR for the launch of Bomberg, I didn't hesitate to say no! 

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Bomberg is a new Swiss brand which started up in 2012, and made its way to Malaysia in conjunction with the unveiling of the Bolt-68 collection.The number 68 references one of the most significant years of the 20th Century ushering in new social parameters and changes. BOLT-68 highlights the strong and functional strength of the watch design.  The paradox of this collection is that it’s stylish and bold, twisted and relevant, rebellious yet totally uncompliant with Swiss watch standards.

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It's pretty kinkay!

The timepieces are dual functional with a bayonet system that separate the case to the strap, to be attached to robust medallions and oversized links in order to become a trendy pocket watch.

The launch party was held at Providence where ambassadors, media and guest were able to check out what Bomberg is offering

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The entrance to Bomberg launch

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Wei Ling and I

and to start off the show, super hot models came out to showcase the watches! Now let your eyes drool! If you're in office, you better continue this post at a safe place =D

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To have a closer look at the watches, check it out:

I love this piece very much:

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The price of the watches range from RM1,800 to RM3,900 which is pretty reasonable for a nice watch!


For more info, visit www.bomberg.ch/en/ and facebook.com/bombergofficial for more info

If you would like to see the BOMBERG watches for yourself, you can visit Watatime outlets!

Watatime outlet details:
· Pavilion Shopping Mall (Lot No. 2.61, Level 2, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur) Tel: 017-2492066 
· KLCC Shopping Mall (Lot No. C28A, Concourse Floor Suria KLCC) Tel: 017-3350866
· Mid Valley Megamall (Lot No. G-055, Ground Floor) Tel: 017-2520866
·1 Utama Shopping Centre (Lot G107, Ground Floor) Tel: 017-2483066
· Sungai. Wang Plaza (LG144) Tel: 017-2480866
· Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (Lot G1.61, Ground floor) Tel: 017-2573066
· Subang Parade (LG19, Lower Ground Floor) Tel: 017-2473066
· Mahkota Parade (Lot G52, Ground Floor) Tel: 017-2070266
· IOI City Mall (G-45 Ground Floor, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI City, 62502 Putrajaya)  Tel: 03 8957 2018
· Kinta City Shopping Centre (G16, Ground Floor) Tel: 017-2482066

Monday, February 9, 2015

No more normal razor blades for me!

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If you're wondering what the title means, I can say I'm finally done with using normal razors. Any man will tell you that once in a while, or often, he will get nicks & cuts on his face. Alternative to shaving, theres only plucking/waxing which is painful as hell or using more feminine products such as:


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That happened in 2009 and I was helping my friend out with a case study, No way I'm going back to that! I'm too manly for it LOL

So the question is, what is my solution facing the main problem of nicks and cuts? 

I was invited to the launch of the Philips S9000 Shaver at PJ Hilton about 2 weeks back, to witness the unveiling of the latest shaver known to men! I met up with Isaac, Mike Yip, Suresh & Soon Joe for a good catching up session and into the launch we went!

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With Maha, Isaac & Mike

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Muhammad Ali Jaleel, Country Manager for Philips Group of Companies in Malaysia and General Manager, Consumer Lifestyle for Philips Malaysia presenting his speech at the launch of Philips Shaver s9000.

A short video clip of the S9000 Shaver

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Muhammad Ali Jaleel and Datuk Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor  (Malaysia's First Astronaut) demonstrating the shavers to us

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And of course, I had a go too!



What's interesting about the shaver is that Philips partnered up with pioneering commercial space travel experts, XCOR Space Expeditions to test the Philips S9000 Shaver in a Zero-G Environment (Space environment) to test if men can even get a close shave in space! And the results is that the Philips S9000 shaver is the most advance shaver yet which delivers the closest shave  anywhere without compromising on comfort control or choice

It is also able to tackle hard to reach areas where hairs can grow in different directions, as they have included technologies such as the unique contour detect technology and V-Track Precision blades to deliver the closest possible shave to men. (I'll explain more on the unique contour detect technology further down this post)

As I was heading back after the event ended, Philips Malaysia & Rantau PR were gracious enough to give me the Series S9000 Shaver! and whats better? They gave me the highest range of all! 


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So first up, I got the S9000 Wet & Dry Shaver. The shaver comes with a SmartClean Pro shaving hub, SmartClick beard trimmer and a pouch. What's cool about this is that it is fully washable and the shaving hub is awesome as it cleans, dries, charges and lubricates the shaver

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The exterior look of the shaver

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This is the unique contour technology on the S9000 shaver. You see that I can actually flex the angle of the shaving heads with my finger? It is able to flex in eight different directions to detect and follow every contour of the face to get up to 20% more hairs in a single pass

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The shaving head is easily removable and easy to clean 



So to review the product, I didn't shave my facial hair for 2 weeks, that's why this review is out so late haha!

So yeah, here is 2 weeks of facial hair:


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Looks pretty pathetic, I guess its Asian genes that we can't grow great moustaches or beards, We ain't Mortdecai where we can pull off a full Moustache and Gwyneth Paltrow could even give in to him keeping it in the movie


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Would you like to touch my moustache??

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Close Enough!


Since I already tried out with the dry shaving at the event itself, I decided to use shaving foam this time round to test out the shaver. Shaving foam. What I like about shaving foam is that it acts as a lubricant to the razor, which makes it smoother when I'm shaving

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Bzzz bzzz bzzzzz

and taddaahhh

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A super clean shave!

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looks much better huh? :)

I'm really pleased with this shaver as definitely, its the best shaver I have so far in my life! If you have the budget and are looking for an electronic shaver, Do give the S9000 a go as it definitely is worth the money!

The S9000 Series Range retails from RM899 to RM1799, and you're able to get it from selected electrical stores, branded retail outlets and on www.blipmy.com

For more information, visit http://www.philips.com.my/s9000