Le’ Jumble Sale Book Talk by Somchit
This 27 March to 2 April, Golden Land Expo will be organising a fashion-themed charity jumble sale offering second-hand clothing donated by celebrities like Amber Chia, Julia Ziegler and others in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Malaysia. Open to members of the public, the jumble sale will be held from 10am to 10pm at Sunway Putra Mall throughout the last week of March. Don’t miss this chance to mingle with local celebrities and help the association in their worthy cause. The co-founder of Xtrategize, Boonsiri Somchit, makes an appearance at the Malaysian-german Society on 10 March from 8pm onwards to share her insights on leadership and life with her first book When The Chicken Dies, Everyone Cries. Somchit had an 18-year career at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) servicing the company’s global business entities, and is now also the brand ambassador of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Malaysia. In her book, she writes about how her childhood adventures became the foundation of her leadership skills. This event is free of charge and open to the public.
Sunway Putra Mall 100 Jalan Putra, Chow Kit Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-9057 7373 Malaysian-german Society 250 B, Jalan Air Itam Penang Tel: 04-229 6853
Did you know that dogs can provide enough affection and comfort for people to overcome emotional disorders? If you’re sceptical, try it out for yourself at a Dog Therapy session at Adventure Park with the SPCA Selangor. Come relax and de-stress from 10am to 4pm from Tuesdays to Sundays – all you need to do is turn up and pay the RM20 entrance fee.
SPCA Selangor Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama, Ampang Jaya, Ampang Tel: 03-4256 5312
I’ve always felt like I’ve missed out on a few ‘How To Be A Girl’ lessons, especially where skincare is concerned. My skincare regime is ‘as and when’, as in ‘when I remember to do it’. Basic facial cleanser aside, I usually leave the rest to my monthly visit to the beautician. My colleague’s horrified expression when she found out, however, told me that it was time for a change. “Take care of your face while you’re still young or you’ll regret it!”
With that sage advice ringing in my ears, the opportunity to try out the Yehwadam Revitalising Serum by The Face Shop came at a perfect time. One of five products in the Korean beauty brand’s newly-launched Yehwadam Revitalising range, the serum’s selling point is that it contains extracts from herbs, plants and flowers that Koreans traditionally rely on to maintain their youthful looks.
Every day for a month – or as close to every day as I could manage – I massaged a coin-sized dollop of serum into my face. I dislike applying sunscreen because of the uncomfortably sticky residue it leaves on my skin and I was worried that the serum would have a similar effect.
Happily, the serum absorbs easily, leaving my face feeling moisturised without discomfort all day. I’ve always had issues with dry, peeling skin around my T-zone (nose and forehead), so this was a welcome change for me. No more unsightly patches when I use foundation! As a bonus, the serum is also lightly perfumed with a pleasing floral scent.
I wanted an expert opinion so I waited to visit my beautician to see if she would notice the change. Instead of her clucking disapprovingly over my dry skin as usual, I was gratified to hear, “Your skin seems to be much better this month!” even before I told her that I was using the serum.
A month isn’t long enough to tell whether my complexion has the potential to achieve K-pop star levels of flawlessness, but the Yehwadam Revitalising Serum definitely made a positive difference to my skin and I’m happy to recommend it to anyone looking for a skincare solution. All skin reacts differently, though, so make sure to do a patch test first.
THE FACE SHOP F019 and 020 First Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2284 4186