Here’s what you missed from #MMAZMCycle3! What a week! Last October 5, after a grueling three days of challenges, fierce competitors, and extreme weather conditions, we witnessed the crowning of Make Me A ZALORA Model Cycle 3 winners. Make Me A ZALORA Model is the first-ever regional model-scouting contest pushed through social media. The first cycle was in 2016, and for the third cycle this year, over 4 weeks in August, participants…
Bruno Major's show may be sold out, but there are still plenty of gigs you can catch this month: 5 & 6 October (Fri & Sat), Reza Salleh @ Alexis Bistro, Ampang Kick off the first weekend of October on the right note with an intimate acoustic set by Reza Salleh. The singer-songwriter will be performing his originals, backed by some familiar faces in the local gig circuit, namely Irena Taib on electric guitar, Savy Ho on violin and Zalila Lee on percussion…
Remember the floating mountains scene in James Cameron’s “Avatar” and you were as amazed as Sam Worthington and Joel Moore’s characters? What if we told you that those fictional mountains existed on planet Earth and not on Pandora? Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China is where the movie shot that scene, and with a little added touch of movie magic, the mountains seem to be floating with waterfalls falling down the sky…
Cover versions of popular songs are done either because people want to revive its popularity or simply out of pure love for the song or artist. You can find numerous videos of these on YouTube done by artists themselves or wannabes with awesome voices and you'll be spoilt with choices. For some people it's like listening to the song for the first time. That's how good they are. We've shortlisted 10 cover…
The first ever Asia Comic-Con took place early this July in Malaysia with activities that cater to comic book enthusiasts alike. Taking some pointers from its American counterpart, Comic-Con International: San Diego, Asia Comic-Con showcased the best and latest that the convention has to offer that are comic book related be it in graphic novels, TV series, movies, or collectible items. However, this…
Meandering my way with champagne in one hand around Chanel’s Code Coco launch party in Cheongdam, Seoul, time stopped when I bumped into Krystal Jung, member of Korean girl group, f(x). In the spirit of the new timepiece launch, we caught up with the 23-year old with her concept of time. If you have the ability to stop time, how would you use your power? When I am on a vacation…
Model, artist, social media darling and reality TV star. But will the real Lauren Tsai please stand up? When I first arrived on set to meet Lauren Tsai, it was halfway through this photoshoot and everyone, including Tsai’s manager, was taking their lunch break in the studio. Tsai, however, was cloistered in the ...
Now who doesn’t enjoy a night in with good company and a great movie? In the spirit of celebrating all you gorgeous and awesome ladies out there this time we’d like to recommend five movies that can accompany a night in with your girlfriends. You have to admit that sometimes all a girl needs is some ...
There are precious few supermodels who arrive for photoshoots on time. Which is why we’re pleasantly surprised when Liu Wen ambles into Donna Karan’s quintessentially New York apartment — where we’ve arranged to meet her for a shoot and an interview — on the dot, even as a torrential storm rages ...
One of the joys of reading is when you get to imagine all the details you’re reading in ways only you can imagine. But once you’re done sometimes it just leaves you wanting more. Like wanting to actually see the book transformed into a movie because the story and characters keep lingering in your mind ...
The talented 25 year old, Nadia Brian, is a well-known name in the entertainment industry. This raising new start definitely has what it takes in taking on different roles and giving her best in what she does. With her beautiful smile and great personality, it cannot be denied that she has her own following that supports ...
Did you know that the best love songs out there are the sad ones? You don't necessarily have to be in a bad relationship to enjoy these kind of songs. It is written so well that there's just something about listening to heartbreaking ballads that can make you oddly happy. Wanna try listening to some? Here's a tribute to the most powerful sad songs (not in any order) that we think could make your day. Our selection comes mostly from R&B ballads from the 80s and 90s so some of you may be discovering the songs and even the fashion for the first time if you care to watch the music videos on You Tube.
1. On Bended Knee (Boyz II Men - 1994)
These guys can belt out love songs with all their heart and with such sincerity so it's no surprise that this song makes the list as one of the most memorable break-up (and make up) songs that you'll enjoy singing to especially when you come to the bridge (sing your lungs out here). The song has not aged at all even after two decades. Another evergreen song of theirs worth crying to is End Of The Road (1991) - a classic sad love song you'll definitely enjoy.
2. Unbreak MyHeart (Toni Braxton -1996)
The title says it all. And it's not just that, this woman is one of those amazing singers who just sings so passionately and tugs at your heart strings every time she delivers her songs. Another one of hers that you should listen to is How Could An Angel Break My Heart. What can I say, it's just so heart breakingly beautiful.
3. Have You Ever (Brandy- 1998)
This is a song of unrequited love which also joins the list of amazing vocals, lyrics and tunes. Personally love the lyrics to this song and anyone who has been jilted or is just madly in love can relate to what she's saying.
4. Lately (Jodeci - 1993)
Another personal favourite is this beautiful song made popular by Stevie Wonder in 1980 but later covered by two brothers K-Ci and Jojo with their band Jodeci who took the song to a whole new level with their strong vocals and more dramatic arrangement. It tells a tale of the beginning of distrust between two people and whether you've experienced something like this or not you'll definitely enjoy the song. Try listening to the unplugged version for more impact.
5. Separate Lives (Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin - 1985)
This is a real oldie written when this writer had not even finished primary school yet. But see what it means to be an evergreen song? Classic, deep lyrics and real singing. Perfect on a rainy day and when you're feeling mellow.
6. One Last Cry (Brian McKnight - 1992)
This had to be one of the most famous break up songs during that era. It just had to be played if you were going to cry your heart out over that boy who left you. Brian of course was crying over a girl but that didn't matter. It was the official anthem for the broken-hearted so enough said.
7. Love Takes Times (Mariah Carey - 1990)
Now this lady was the bomb during her heyday and her love songs are still being played on the airwaves. Personally loved her earliest albums for she sang with such intensity and passion it sounded effortless. This is just one of her many sad ballads that can accompany a break up together with I don't wanna cry, Just to hold you once again, Can't Let You Go and even Miss you most (at Christmas time). Clearly her song writers made the best break up songs.
8. Didn't We Almost Have It All (Whitney Houston - 1987)
At par with Mariah or maybe even better, this woman made all songs worth listening to. An exceptional singer with over the top vocals and adored by everyone. This song is just one of the many ones about heartbreak and loss like Where Do Broken Hearts Go and Why Does It Hurt So Bad (1995). But it's worth mentioning that her great hits were also those of love.
9. How Am I Supposed To Live Without You (Michael Bolton - 1989)
The title is already sad enough to make you want to listen to it when someone leaves you. Powerful vocals and again full of emotion, this guy made it real.
10. I Can't Make You Love Me (George Michael - 1997)
This is another song cover done nicely and originally sung by Bonnie Raitt in 1991. But I think George did it better and pulled it off with such affect it breaks your heart just to listen to the song. With a title like that it's just perfect to accompany a session of tears and maybe lots of ice cream for comfort.
11. Love Will Lead You Back (Taylor Dayne - 1989)
Why don't they make good sad songs like this anymore? The kind you can sing and scream out loud to. Another choice for your break-up playlist.
12. Can You Stop The Rain (Peabo Bryson - 1991)
This song won a grammy award! Need I say more? Definitely a man with great vocals and a song that captures the essence of loss, pain and longing all rolled into one. Beautiful.
So were people in the 80s and 90s just a bunch of sappy emo human beings? I think not because it just shows that people back then went through heartbreaks and loss the same as people today which is why current sad songs are equally in abundance.
So dry your tears and start living a brand new day! Or better, why not share your selection of sad songs with us down below. We'd love to hear your choice. It could help someone overcome a sad period in their life or simply give them some listening pleasure.
Remember how our parents would always push us to study? As it turns out, education doesn’t just enrich our lives, it’s good for our health too! Recent studies have shown that education can help cut down the risk of dementia by a whopping near 10%.
That’s quite a number, isn’t it?
So all the more reason to continue learning even after throwing that graduation hat up in the air. If lack of time is an issue for you, then these nifty mobile apps will help slip in nuggets of wisdom during your break time.
Get smarter everyday with Curiosity, an app that feeds you articles covering various topics on a daily basis. These subjects can range from environmental science to travel to plants and animals to astronomy. Pretty cool, huh?
Now, before you groan aloud, rest assured that the creators of this app took our time -and coughtiny attention spanscough- into consideration. Therefore, the articles are delivered in bite-sized pieces, with laid-back, playful and most importantly, easy-to-understand writing. For those of us who aren’t as science savvy as some, huzzah!
It won’t be long until you have some interesting conversation starters to play around with. Go out wearing the perfect casual clothing on with your friends and talk about the amazing topics you obtained.
2. Self Control for Study
There is nothing more distracting than the lure of social media and other programs in the form of apps. This is especially true when you have work to do or some studying to get to.
If you can’t afford to have your time whisked away by such time-wasters, then Self Control for Study is your to-go buddy to call. What this app does is place those distracting apps on lockdown until you’re done being a responsible adult.
Think of it as a strict parental figure, guarding a delicious jar of cookies until you’re done.
Cursed with a horrendous memory? Have a huge exam coming up, but your memory is holding you back? Then look no further than AnkiDroid!
AnkiDroid is a flashcard system that employs the concept of “spaced repetition”. While this does not sound all that impressive, this app packs a punch. So much so that it enjoys popularity among those who are studying factually dense subjects, languages and for those who just love to learn, anything that catches their eye.
So what exactly is so special about this app? The secret lies in its sheer simplicity. While most would scoff at the idea of using a flashcard system, the thing that makes AnkiDroid so effective is the way the cards are displayed. After each card that is presented, the user is given the option of ranking the information displayed by order of difficulty to memorise it. The easier it is, the bigger the gap between each time the card is shown. For example, the card will gradually shift from appearing once every few days, to once a week, to once every few weeks, etc.
If it is difficult to memorise, however, said card will appear repeatedly –perhaps daily- until it is perfectly hammered into your brain.
And because of how easy it is to go through multiple cards in a day, you can mow through dozens without breaking a sweat. Before you know it, you’ve already memorised a bunch of facts you didn’t know you could.
With globalisation on the rise, it has become all the more important to pick up a new language or two to strive in an increasingly competitive job market. That being said, learning a new language is an investment. It takes a lot of time and patience, and certainly a lot of practice.
So what does one do when they’re low on time and need to squeeze some daily learnin’ into their day? Memrise is a darned good bet, because not only does it deliver its information in small, digestible pieces, it provides audio recordings as well. All the better for getting your pronunciation down pat.
That aside, it also offers revision exercises, both timed and untimed, and new words to learn every day.
Languages available on Memrise include and are not limited to Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Norwegian, German, Russian, Danish, Swedish and French.
Once you’re armed and ready to take your newfound language skills to the next level, why not consider partaking in a language exchange program?
In need of some clarification? Alright, sit back and pay attention.
For those of you who are struggling to find native speakers of the language you’re learning (and especially lack the funds to travel to their country), HelloTalk is right up your alley. What it does is essentially give you access to those much coveted native speakers, for the sheer purpose of practicing your language skills on them through conversation. This can be done via text, audio calls, video calls and audio messages. So long as you limit it to one language, the entire experience is completely free.
And who knows, you might just make a new friend out of it!
The only catch? You’d have to teach them a language in return. Hence the term “language exchange”.
Well, that’s about it. Are you interested in trying out any of these apps? Let me know in the Comments section below!
Traditional games are chart-topping activities among people who live in rural areas. It has been played by our society for a long time. Nowadays, most of the traditional games are being abandoned by the children of this modern era as the gadgets are more attractive for them. However, some of the children who live in rural areas are still interested to play the traditional games. There is no doubt that playing traditional games has its own advantages to the players.
The main advantage is it can enhance the players thinking skills. We must use our brain’s ability to play some of the traditional games which include memorizing and using our own knowledge. Playing bottle caps is an example that helps the children to improve their thinking skills. The players must create the strategies to hit the bottle caps to the other bottle cap and balancing it in order to win the games.
Playing these traditional games also can increase the players’ knowledge. They will be exposed to the new things that they may not learn in class. Thus, these games can be the interesting hobby to the children. An example of the game that can increase one’s knowledge is Wau game that are played by Malays since hundreds of years ago. The players can know more about Wau game such as the types of kites lifted as National Traditional Wau (Wau Bulan, Wau Kucing, Wau Jala Budi), types of bamboo to make the Wau and how to measure the size of the kite. Tips that would be obtained from the elders, but the actual ability is gained through experience.
Hence, most of the traditional games require dexterity and body movement such as swinging of the arms and jumping. This encourages players to exercise and improves their eye-hand coordination. The benefits of these traditional games outweigh the benefits of today’s technology. Therefore, we should have more opportunities to play these games in ample time rather than gadgets.
So what is your favourite traditional game? Share it with us in the comment section below.
It probably began with Winter Sonata and soon after that, another weather related drama. Regardless of when the dramas started, they certainly didn’t know when to stop. As we speak yet another Korean drama is in the making and surely many fans are waiting in anticipation.
So what makes young girls especially (and erm, young women and men) get all obsessed with these dramas? Here’s a rundown of the possible reasons:
1. The Storyline
The screenwriters are good storytellers who weave beautiful tales of love and lost. This is obviously their main selling factor but lately some dramas have also gone in different directions and veered towards fantasy like genres yet still with compelling and engaging plots and not forgetting a twist somewhere in the middle to keep you glued to the screen. From modern day stories to historical series, they never fail to impress and make you weep.
2. The Unforgettable Soundtrack
Fans may not understand the lyrics but that doesn’t get in the way of them appreciating the music. Every song fits every scene and with amazing vocals how can one not love it and keep it on repeat mode.
3. The Actors
Without these amazing people the drama would certainly not exist. With good casting (plus good looks) and impeccable acting (though sometimes with quite similar facial expressions you’ve seen in other K-dramas) fans get really caught up in the characters portrayed. Eventually they always make sure they don’t miss to watch the actors in other dramas.
4. The Fashion Statements
From the clothes they wear to the accessories and even the cars, these K-dramas sure know how to draw attention. Pretty faces are not just for the leading ladies or supporting roles, but the male actors get as much shine and glamour.
5. Location and Props
It doesn’t matter if it’s indoors or outdoors, their attention to detail is meticulous and they make everything seem alive and real. The amazing cinematography adds to the authenticity of the story. The result is some fans end up taking up Korean language, going to a Korean restaurant or even becoming a tourist in the country!
The list could go on but it is suffice to say that with those reasons one cannot avoid getting hooked on K-dramas. Trust me your week wouldn’t be complete without watching at least one episode!
So what’s your favourite Korean drama? Do share with us below.
If you’ve been watching Asia’s Next Top Model’s Cycle 5, you would definitely know Shikin who is one of the Malaysian model in the season. Portraying her confidence and positive driven attitude, her features are also amazing giving her that poised demeanour.
She proved to be one of the strong competitors in this season's cycle and won one of the challenges. Intrigue to know a little more about this amazing lady, let's check out some of the quick questions we managed to ask her down below.
1. What is your style philosophy?
Something that makes me feel confident and comfortable.
2. Briefly describe your go-to look for work and play respectively.
I would wear something easy to change into for work, like a pair of denim skirt to match a cute crop top, or just a dress or playsuit.
3. Sneakers or heels?
4. Who are your style icons?
Emily Ratajkowski and Bella Hadid.
5. What's your favourite piece you often wear from your closet?
I think I have overused statement t-shirts for the longest time ever.
6. What is one wardrobe staple you always turn to when in doubt and how do you style it?
A classic black jumpsuit. Pair it with a belt, some earrings, a sexy pair of heels, and you’re ready to go!
7. What is one evergreen trend that will always remain in vogue?
Jumpsuits, for sure!
8. What is one social media platform you can’t go one day without checking?
9. Who is your favourite supermodel of all time?
10. Where is your hangout off-duty (not restricted to country)?
Anywhere that has a beach; most preferably on an island.
Are you a fan? Follow her journey and check out her Instagram for more updates.
For no other reason, you must at least feed your mind with any one of these awesome movies that you should not miss in 2017. Dress up in your stylish clothing and enjoy an amazing night out to catch this year’s movies in the cinema with your family and friends. This list is very suitable for the “action” genre lovers as all of them are categorized under it. Let’s start digging in.
Surely you must not miss these two hottest men as the main cast in this movie; Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson. Beaches ain’t ready. Matt Brody (Zac Efron), a cocky pretty guy, is a former Olympic swimmer who wants to join an elite team of lifeguards led by the hulking Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson), but they fall in some crisis at first. When drugs and a shady resort owner which is Priyanka Chopra poses a threat to the bay, Mitch and Matt must put their differences aside to spring into action and save the day. The movie is scheduled for release on May 25, 2017.
2. Spider Man: Homecoming
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine but was distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds. The movie is scheduled for release on July 7, 2017.
3. Thor Ragnarok
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization. Thor Ragnarok is scheduled for release on November 3, 2017.
4. Justice League
If you are one of the DC’s big fans, this movie is a must for you. Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes: Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash. It may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. The Justice League is scheduled for release on November 17, 2017.
5. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Star Wars: The Last Jedi also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi is an upcoming American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). The film is produced by Lucasfilm and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Fisher died in December 2016, making The Last Jedi her final film role. The Last Jedi is scheduled for release on December 15, 2017. A sequel, Star Wars: Episode IX, is scheduled for May 24, 2019.
So, have you booked your seat? Do not miss them!
Launching our new segment called 'Man Crush', we are happy to welcome this dashing young gentleman, Zikri Jaafar as our first crush! If you are a fan of the popular TV series ‘The Suits’, you are definitely in luck as you are going to love our man crush for this month. The 27 year old is rocking his career as a criminal lawyer and his style is just incredible. Who doesn’t love a guy in a suit? So let’s get to know who our charming man crush is at a more personal level!
1. Give us a little insight on what you do.
Keeping the world safe and upholding justice.
2. We discovered that you are into fitness and have a great figure. How do you stay fit and healthy?
Probably because I am quite active in basketball and football. Besides that I did some boxing classes in the gym and I’ll try my best to workout at least twice a week to keep me fit for upcoming games.
3. How would you describe your style?
I would say a simple one since I usually go out with jeans and t-shirt.
4. Describe yourself in three simple words.
Protective, Ambitious and Easy-going.
5. What is one thing that people will be surprised to know about you?
I don’t eat broccoli.
6. Do you have a favourite sport that you play?
7. What is your weirdest pet-peeve?
I have this habit of taking a deep breath and making weird sounds. (It’s hard to digest, I know!)
8. What do you wish you knew when you were younger?
9. Do you believe in true love? And what do you look in the girl of your dreams?
I do. One who has a good heart, sense of humour and modest. Those values lasts forever and count the most.
10. What fictional character do you identify the most?
11. Name one embarrassing thing you went through during childhood?
This may sound disgusting but yea I pooped in my pants when I was 7 years old. To make it even worse, I was in the classroom!
12. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
13. Pick one place you wish to live in: beach, city or country side?
14. If you are stranded on an island and you could have one thing with you, what or who will it be?
It has to be bear grylls!
15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, name that one place.
Area 51! I’ve always wanted to explore Area 51!
16. Who’s your celebrity crush?
17. Which describes your personality… naughty or nice?
Errr, nice? Haha
18. You can have one superpower, what would it be and why did you pick it?
Teleport! So I can go to any places that I want for free!
19. Every man should know how to……
20. What the best piece of advice anyone has given you?
‘Have the courage to live a life true to yourself, and not the life others expect of you’.
Are you getting a huge crush like us for this handsome lawyer? Follow him at his Instagram @zikrijaafar .Now who do you want for our next man crush? Feel free to share them in the comment section below.
It can be safe to assume that everyone making a countdown for the release of the popular childhood Disney movie, Beauty & The Beast especially the ladies. One of the best fairytale love stories of all time, Beauty & The Beast sure shows us some true values that a person should have in their heart and soul. From kindness, forgiveness, the practice of reading books and most importantly to not judge a book by its cover, this epic Disney fairytale love story is surely known to every child.
The Disney movie, Beauty & The Beast is full of great values which are good to be instilled in since we were little girls. Produced from the tales as old as time to a more up-to-date version for the contemporary audience while still staying true to the popular theme song.
From the trailer we can see that Emma Watson who acts as Bella is definitely slaying the yellow dress and never failed to portray the innocent beauty the character has. She is absolutely a woman with beauty and brains. The Beast played by Dan Stevens also is perfectly created to show that scary and grumpy side of the character. Directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon, the 1991 animated film will definitely capture our hearts once again.
Expected Release date: 30th March 2017
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci
So if you haven’t watched the trailer, check it down below. We can never get enough of it!
You can also check out the amazing music video of the legendary theme song by Ariana Grande & John Legend.
Time to sit back and chill with these current top tracks from the realm of Korean Hip-Hop, R&B and a little bit of Electronic Pop. If you haven’t added these releases to your playlist yet, it’s time to do so. Now let’s listen to a track or two and get to know what’s fresh in the Korean music scene.
First up is this smooth and soulful production which combines the best of Epik High’s Tablo, Eric Nam and Gallant. Sail away into a deep mellow of beats and exceptional feeling.
Nothing beats Zion. T’s vocals and Beenzino’s witty rap in this wonderful apology-to-your-bae song. Playful and upbeat, you’d want to curl up in your favourite pyjamas on a Sunday night and just bop your head to it while blocking off the upcoming Monday blues.
Let’s take it down a notch. For those in a seulpeo (sad)state of mind, this one’s for you. Dynamic Duo does a wonderful collab with EXO’s Chen in this production. Get your fix of deeply felt rap lyrics and milky light vocals right here.
Dean has done it again. Smooth vocals and an on point rhythmic sense, you’ll want to fade out and just go into a dreamy state of mind. Synths gives it a far out into space vibe and who doesn’t want to chill with that? Talking about reliving pasts, this one’s for those caught in between.
Last but not least, this isn’t exactly a new release but SISTAR’s Hyolyn (Hyorin) collaboration with Far East Movement in this Electronic Pop track wonder has got to be given the acknowledgement. Vocals that go amazingly with a laid back accompaniment melts away your weekend with ease.
So are you loving these song picks so far? Let us know with a comment if you have any favourites of your own that’s missing from the list.