Love Your Heart @ UMMC...

How do you take care of your heart, Malaysia? Not so proactive when it comes to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) apparently, according to the study by University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). In conjunction with the World Heart Day this year, UMMC celebrate it with conducting the Love Your Heart Survey 2013 among their 414 patients who suffered from CHD and have undergone Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Stenting. The survey sought to shed some lights on cardiac risk factors and treatment options as well as patients understanding of these medical issues.

As presented by Prof Dr Wan Azman bin Wan Ahmad, Head of Cardiology for UMMC last week; the survey revealed that about 73 percent of respondents had not even performed regular heart health tests before they had been diagnosed with CHD. Furthermore, 83 percent of respondents had not pro-actively sought out information about coronary stents before their Coronary Angioplasty. This lack of awareness is definitely not a healthy habit that UMMC trying to break. Let's check out what's the other findings from this survey, shall we?

On the other hand, from the total of 328 respondents or almost 80 percent, did not know the type of stents typically used in performing Coronary Angioplasty and unable to identify any of the listed stents in the survey. Only about 56 respondents could identify the Drug Eluting Stent (DES), which is the current standard of care for the treatment of Coronary Artery Disease. Quite an interesting discovery, I'm pretty sure my curiosity will get the best of me if I'm in their shoes~

Next generation stent technologies such as the Dual Therapy Stent (DTS), which addresses the challenges of delayed healing of the Coronary Artery associated with monotherapy DES, and Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold were completely unfamiliar, with only two and four respondents respectively having heard of it. 

“Typically, patients with implanted stents face the risk of Restenosis and Thrombosis. Patients who suffered from Stent Thrombosis (even though the risk is low) usually will present with heart attack and higher risk of death. The development of the DTS is exciting as it combines the best of two existing technologies. It reduces Restenosis using DES and at the same time with Endothelial Progenitor Cell technology, allows for better vessel healing, a combination of efficacy and safety. The result is overall improved performance,” explained Prof Dr Wan Azman bin Wan Ahmad.

Besides that, 80 percent of respondents understood the importance of taking the two anti-platelet drugs, Aspirin and Plavix as prescribed by their doctors, with only 83 respondents saying otherwise. Additionally, the survey also revealed that 66% of respondents were aware that they could suffer from Stent Thrombosis (heart attack) if they failed to take their two anti-platlet drugs, 73% of respondents surveyed knew that stent thrombosis could be fatal and 78% of respondents were interested to find out more information about treatment methods of CHD.

During UMMC Love Your Heart Day, the public not only were given free health checks such as blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure tests. There were also talks on heart health, prevention and control by UMMC doctors where the public were given the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session as well. UMMC also took the opportunity to reveals their Cardiac Department extension worth RM1.5 million that will be ready by middle of 2014. UMMC currently offers various treatments and services such as Peripheral Intervention, CT Coronary Angiogram, Electrophysiology Study (EPS), Device Implant & Renal Denervation (just to name a few) for their patients.

The talk is really an eye opening experience for me, I learn a lot of new things that I have no idea existed before. Knowing all that now, I'll definitely take a better care of this heart of mine (literally and figuratively) from now on ❤ Do contact UMMC or visit their website page here for more information Till then, stay healthy and Happy World Heart Day everyone, adieu~

Oh Miss Rosy with L'oreal Paris White Perfect...

One sunny day, somewhere nearby Damansara, in a cute cafe that scream sugar, spice & everything nice, I received a call that change my life...

Agent X : Mizz Ayna, is this line secure?
Me : Yes, Agent X, please continue~
Agent X : I have an undercover mission for you, I want you to eat, breathe and be just like Miss Rosy from now on...
Me : But, I'm no Miss Rosy, I'm Mizz Ayna...
Agent X : Nope, now you're Miss Rosy! You need to inspire others to have fair and rosy skin, a lot of people are counting on you for this... I'll send you some files to help with your mission, please don't let us down! Got to go now, adieu~

You get the drill right? I have to be as fair and radiant as Miss Rosy... Where should I begin? She's so pink and lovely, me? I'm the total opposite T_T How I'm gonna pull off this undercover mission? Thank god, Agent X provided me with some stuff to work with. The key to be Miss Rosy lies in all these files and documents. Let's figure it out together who's the real Miss Rosy, shall we? Mmmmmm~

The perfect icon for the modern woman out there, Miss Rosy is a career driven lady who's lovable, friendly and confident while still remain grounded and down to earth. Love spending her time with her family and friends, Miss Rosy is definitely a young lady who embrace her life and living it to the fullest. She also wish nothing but happiness for others and world peace. Isn't she sweet?

Miss Rosy loves fashion and beauty, getting dress up and doll up is something that excites her everyday @_@ She's adore pinky and cutesy stuff too, everything from her phone to her outfits were adorn in pink ensembles! She fancy pretty dessert like cupcakes, gorgeous stilettos and L'oreal Paris cosmetics. I heard she's a big fan of The Butterfly Project too, what's not to love right? =) Besides that, she also enjoys shopping, travelling and pampering herself to de-stress~

To achieve her flawless and fair skin, Miss Rosy rely heavily on her secret weapon, L'oreal Paris White Perfect range which contains Melanin Vanish and Pink Tourmaline Gemstone. Melanin Vanish (which is 50 times more powerful than Melanin Block) that works deep inside skin to dislodge melanin from different skin layers and combat UV-induced dark spots, dullness and uneven skin tone. Pink Tourmaline Gemstone on the other hand, helps boost skin's microcirculation and stimulates it to give radiant and rosier appearance.

Miss Rosy rosy fairness skin is the results from using L'oreal Paris White Perfect range religiously. There are 4 important steps in her beauty routine :-

STEP 1 : L'oreal Paris White Perfect Milky Foam [RM21.90 for 100ml]
Miss Rosy start her whitening skincare with this milky cleanser to helps remove her skin impurities, leaving it clean and flawless. It is enhanced with Pink Tourmaline Gemstone and Melanin Vanish to protect against melanin synthesis.

STEP 2 : L'oreal Paris White Perfect Toner [RM22.90 for 200ml]
Next, Miss Rosy prep her skin for the following whitening product with this refreshing toner to helps further hydrate her skin for better absorption.

STEP 3 : L'oreal Paris White Perfect Double Essence [RM59.90 for 2 x 15ml]
Miss Rosy apply this innovative double-action radiance-enhancing essence to lighten her skin tone and fade the brown spots to get more even and radiant skin. Equipped with two powerful ingredients; Melanin Vanish and Pink Tourmaline Gemstone, her skin become immediately moisturized, softer and smoother.

STEP 4(a) : L'oreal Paris White Perfect Day Cream SPF17/PA++ [RM33.90 for 50ml]
To protect her skin against harmful UV rays while still keeping it even toned and rosy glow, Miss Rosy use this day cream which comes with Melanin Vanish that can helps reducing spots and brighten up her skin tone. Besides that, it also have UV filters and long lasting hydrating properties that give her skin a refined look.

STEP 4(b) : L'oreal Paris White Perfect Night Cream [RM36.90 for 50ml]
Before getting her beauty sleep every night, Miss Rosy never forget to treat her skin with the night cream for better repair and rejuvenation at night. This night cream provides skin with effective ingredients so that you wake up with fairer and rosier skin the next morning.

Miss Rosy also included L'oreal Paris White Perfect Eye Vibrator in her regime to give her eyes proper care from the sun.This unique eye cream comes with vibrating function to helps deliver the effective ingredients deep into skin to maximize its Melanin Vanish benefit.

Another thing about Miss Rosy, she is a tech savvy lady who love to get connected with others through various social media platforms. She enjoys sharing tips, tricks and chatting via Miss Rosy's Facebook application and Miss Rosy's Twitter account. Besides that, Miss Rosy really love witnessing girls showing off their rosy fairness at Instagram too! Check out my rosy fairness story, wink2


Wearing more pastels than usual to get into Miss Rosy character.

Get myself a brand new pinky phone to stay connected.

DAY 3 
Spending quality time with my lovely family.

Reward myself with pretty cupcakes.

Playing makeup with L'oreal Paris Cosmetics


DAY 7 
Hanging out with my wonderful friends.

Splurge for a beautiful pair of pink stilettos.

Falling head over heels with L'oreal Paris White Perfect range.

DAY 10
Achieved my rosy fairness skin ala Miss Rosy ❤_❤

Thanks to L'oreal Paris White Perfect, now I have the confidence to complete my mission and run the world! Do you have what it takes to be Miss Rosy? Well, you too can be fair and rosy just like her. Head over to L'oreal Paris FB page to find out more about Miss Rosy and hashtag #rosyfairness your fabulous Miss Rosy poses via Instagram for a chance of winning fantastic prizes. Till then, stay pretty & rosy ladies, adieu~

Love & Pastry @ Wind Chimes in a Bakery...

What will happen when you add some love in a pastry? Well, a hopeless romantic like me would definitely answer Wind Chimes in a Bakery! If you have no idea what it's all about, Wind Chimes in a Bakery is a Korean inspired web series presented by Samsung Galaxy S4, your life companion =)

With Korean renowned director, Jang Jae Hyeok magical touch; the web series is full of Korean unique essence which made the series appeal not only to K-drama fans here in Malaysia but in another regions as well. The 8 episodes series were filmed locally mostly with Samsung Galaxy S4, cool isn't it? 

To celebrate the web series success, a group of bloggers were invited by Samsung to get up, close and personal with the Wind Chimes in a Bakery lead characters; Nabil (Adam) & Koe Yeet (Sue) while learn to bake Korean favorite pastry, the Red Bean Buns at 19 Culinary Studio, Jln Dungun. 

If you're wondering why the Red Bean Buns, well it's actually the cupid in disguise behind Adam and Sue love story! Besides wind chimes, you'll see a lot of shots in the series focus the buns as well... I never knew a red bean bun can be so romantic n_n 

The truth is, I hate cooking but when it comes to baking, it's a totally different story! I love it very2 much =) I believe the Red Bean Bun recipe is quite easy with only 6 steps all together and doesn't require complicated baking techniques at all. Check out the recipe and the method below...

While waiting for our buns to be ready, we were taken to the screening room for Wind Chimes in a Bakery marathon and of course we took the opportunity to grill Adam and Sue with tons of questions and weird request, LOL They're very cute and playful, I really wish I can bring both of them home XD 

Oh yes, besides our own Red Bean Buns, we also have the limited edition Wind Chimes in a Bakery apron signed by Adam and Sue to bring back home too! A very cool keepsake initiate by Tammy, hehe =P Maybe I can sell them on Ebay in the future, wink2

Before I'm signing out, don't forget to visit Samsung Malaysia Youtube channel here to watch the web series (make sure you have lots of tissues with you =P) or maybe you can give the recipe a try if you feel like baking something for your special someone ❤_ Until then, Happy Tuesday ladies, adieu~

p.s : photo credits to Plusizekitten 

Scentsationally Yours with Lux...

Lux is a brand that I believe need no introduction. Showering people all over the world with their luxurious bath products for decades, Lux is all about giving a luxurious touch in your everyday life. Imagine starting your day with Lux intoxicating scents, even a man would feel content, hehe =P Who am I to say no to a luxury escapade like this, right?

Scentsational I think describe the Lux Fine Fragrance range perfectly, just look at the impressive stars lineup who love and use their Lux body wash religiously. Sheila Majid, Erra Fazira and the latest one Fazura; every single one of them represent beauty, glamour and sophistication that any women can associate with. Thanks to Lux Malaysia, I was invited to be a part of their media getaway at Melaka couple of weeks ago. I'll tell you all about it in my next post, wink2

Back to Lux, it definitely have the power to makes me feel wonderful just from walking out of my shower everyday... (don't you think I look a lot like Lux ambassador here? LOL) With Lux, my scentsational aura is shining bright more than ever ❤_ Now I can finally be the perfect picture of elegant and beauty ^_^ True to it's name, Lux come up with 5 exclusive variants which are inspired by exotic ingredients from all over the world. 

Do you have any idea of the hard works that goes behind the inception of body washes fragrance? Honestly, I never really think about it before... Just like perfumes, it's have multiple layers to it (top, middle & base notes) that have to undergo tons of experiments to get the ultimate blend. Curious about the whole range? Let's take a look at it, shall we?

Consist of eight mystical ingredients, the Magical Spell body wash is guaranteed to create a sensorial explosion. The complex fragrance has a romantic and sensual floral heart with a key note of rare black orchid. A captivating blend of juniper oil, dark woods, golden amber and vanilla bean are expertly layered on top producing a fine fragrance that lasts. These fine exotic ingredients are extracted at the peak of their bloom, and embraced into exquisite Fragrance Pearls, giving you a mesmerizing scent that lingers long after you step out of the shower.

Inspired by strawberry fields, Soft Touch is composed to convey an irresistibly soft and sensual feeling, blending indulgent florals with some fresh fruity notes. The rich floral bouquet is contrasted with the sparkling fruity fizzy notes of strawberry and passion fruit. Caramel and vanilla complete this creative scent. Lux Soft Touch forms a light creamy layer on the skin which will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturized.

Velvet Touch gives you a pure lingering fresh top note of sparkling citrus, clean aldehydes and apple. The elegant scent is up-lifted by muguet and jasmine and enriched with creamy peach. The fragrance ends with powdery, woody and ambery notes to connote a warm sensuality. Lux Velvet Touch not only feels wonderful against your skin, it's gives a caressable velvety touch fit for a queen.

Opening with refreshing citrus notes and a delicate floral heart, fruity and musky notes perfectly round off this delicate, feminine, refreshing fragrance. The name states it all, as Lux Wake Me Up provides you with a fresh-looking beautiful skin that will perk up your day.

This fragrance embodies the graceful charm of Lily of the Valley, transparent rose and jasmine petals combined with a sparkling fruity ensemble that greets your olfactive palette with sheer orchard freshness while leaving a scent trail of comforting musk, amber and white vanilla. Lux White Impress is the perfect choice for those who wish to achieve beautiful fair skin as the body wash exfoliates, whitens and moisturizes at the same time

Wondering which one I love the most? Well, I'm actually torn between Magical Spell and Soft Touch, both of them have a very unique scents that speaks to me in a different ways. Magical Spell scent is quite similar to Calvin Klein Euphoria, one of my all time favorite fragrance. It's mysterious, seductive and very sexy... 

Soft Touch on the other hand is the total opposite of it, it's very feminine, graceful and calming. It's very interesting to know how powerful the scents can be, it have the ability to trigger the different sides in you and accentuate the image you wish to portray.

I always have soft spot for pinky stuff so I guess it's not really a secret which one is my pick, right? I'm in love with Lux Soft Touch since the first time I get my hands on it. I can't wait going back home everyday to get my daily dose of Lux, can you believe it? I can't help it, I do take my bath very seriously, hehe =P

Available in 3 different packaging, RM6.00 for 220ml bottle, RM15.90 for 700ml bottle and RM8.90 for the 600ml refill pack, Lux is certainly a luxury that you can afford! Get your Lux now at local shop near you and don't forget to check out their facebook page here for more updates =) Until we see each other again, have a fabulous weekend ladies, adieu~

Get Your Freak On [Tag]

Morning sunshine, I hope your day is better than mine =) Ever play the tagging game? Well, the last time I did it was like years ago... Since I was tagged by two beautiful ladies, Mieza & Illy, I guess why not indulge in a little game of theirs once in a while, right? So ladies, welcome to the freaky side of me!

What’s a nickname only your family calls you?
My family called me Kina which is actually the shorter form of Kak Ayna coz according to them Kak Ayna is way too long, pffttttt~ 

What’s a weird habit of yours?
I have lots of weird habits but I'll only tell you one though... I like to play with my toenails until it's bleeding! It's gross I know =_= 

Do you have any weird phobias?
I had such a bad experience with termites to the point that I can't even hear someone mentioning it, it'll drive me super duper crazy!!! I'm not sure if there's any terminology for that but they really should created one just for me... 

What’s a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you’re alone?
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender, I always feel sexy whenever I sing it ❤

What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?
My biggest pet peeves would be men who abused women, they should be decapitated! 

What’s one of your nervous habits?
I'll constantly visit the toilet whenever I'm feeling nervous, haha =D 

What side of the bed do you sleep on? 
Most of the time I've the bed all to myself so I guess it's the center side? 

What was your first stuffed animal and it’s name?
It's a big cat which I named Garfield (isn't it obvious?) given by my uncle, he's weirdly into Garfield as well, LOL 

What’s the drink you always order at Starbucks?
I don't drink coffee so I'll just order whatever juice they have...

What’s a beauty rule you preach, but never actually practice?
Apply a good eye cream every day & night but I never really come around to use one =( 

Which way do you face in the shower?
Only in one direction, facing the shower of course, LOL

Do you have any ‘weird’ body ‘skills’?
I haven't discovered one yet, but I do wish I can spinning around without feeling dizzy, hehe =P 

What’s your favorite comfort food that’s ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyway?
Desserts, it's the food for the soul ❤ 

What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, it's equal to OMG in my book ^_^

Time to sleep, what are you actually wearing?
Kaftans, it's so easy breezy & comfortable =) 

What did you used to wear that you thought was cool but now you realize it wasn’t that hot?
Boot cut jeans, thank god I'm so over it by now, phewww~

That's it ladies, I guess I'm not as freaky as I think I am, wink2 If you're reading this, consider yourself tagged!!! Don't forget to share with me your links here, I'm curious to know about your freaky nature too, hehe =P Until we see each other again, adieu~

[Giveaway] Lip Smacking with The Smurf Lipbalm...

Still having the monday blues? Don't worry, I have something blue that can cheer up your day =) You can breathe easy now coz I assure you it have nothing what-so-ever to do with the blue movies, hehe =P I know I've been writing a lot about blue-ish stuff lately but now I'll talk about another sort of blue, it's the "Smurfs" kind of blue!!! Yes ladies, there's new hot stuff in town, specially made for the young at heart, it's The Smurfs Flavored Lip Balm in Strawberry ❤_ If you stay with me, you will discover how you can bring this baby back home too~ *happy dance*

It's not really a mystery who is my favorite Smurfs character by now, right? I don't think anyone can resist the Smurfette adoring eyes and wonderful sense of style. She says the funniest thing too, we'll definitely make a great duo together, wink2 When it comes to lip balm, I'm a huge believer... I want it, I need it and I can't live without it!!! Having lip balm with cute packaging doesn't hurt either, it'll make applying lip balm so much interesting, don't you think? ^_^

Back to the lip balm, it comes in a sheer coral shade which taste very much like strawberry. The color is quite subtle to me, people can't really tell you're wearing anything unless they're seeing it up close. As for the moisturizing effect, I already used it couple of times but I don't think it's moisturizing enough for my dry lips. I have a very2 dry lips by the way, so there's no surprise there, LOL The scent on the other hand is mild and fruity, exactly the way I like it =)

Thanks you so much Only Beauty & Supermodel's Secret, now I can have my very own Smurfette in my pocket ❤_ Excited to know how you can get your hands on this cutie pie? Good news for you out there, Only Beauty will be giving away 200 The Smurf Flavored Lip Balm at their site starting from 6th September 2013 onwards, weeeeeeee~ If you missed the chance and interested to get one, you can purchase it via Supermodel's Secret website or at their shop in Subang Jaya. Before I'm signing out, stay fabulous ladies, adieu~

Supermodel's Secret
1st Floor, 
41A, Jln SS 15/4B,
Subang Jaya, 47600,
016-2801990 / 013-3118878 

Once in a Blue Moon with CN Blue...

I know you probably sick of hearing about CN Blue already but I promise you, this'll be my last time posting about them, hehe =P Just kidding, of course I'll write about them again in the future =) Honestly, I'm having a hard time to wrap up this post due to the large amount of photos I took during the concert couple of weeks ago!!! I'm talking about hundreds of pictures by the way, so feel free to knock some sense into me if I do that again, will you?

This concert is actually their second performance here in Malaysia, no wonder they can handle Malaysian food so easily! And unlike any other K-Pop acts, these guys are very real, they didn't go under the knife, compose their own music and sucks at dancing, LOL I'm sure you're aware of my weakness for guys who can play musical instruments especially guitar, right? All of the CN Blue band members can play music, that's like super duper cool to me @_@

Back to the CN Blue-Blue Moon concert, I came slightly late due to the bad traffic and when I enter the stadium, I can't believe I almost missed my favorite song! They're playing Get Away, which is also one of the soundtrack for the hit TV series, Gossip Girl. The first time I heard this song was in Japanese version so I tend to get the lyrics mixed up all the time, hee~ Check out their live video performance below, it's so freaking awesome

I'm having such a great time playing photographer while enjoying the tunes that I hardly notice the 2 hours show almost come to an end. After performing non-stop for an hour, the boys took a 10 minutes quickie break to recharge and change into their official Samsung + CN Blue shirts. Thanks to Samsung Malaysia, I was given one too during the Press Conference =) 

Among the thing that amazed me that day was how these boys really make an effort to interact with the audience using our language. It's kind of cute witnessing Yonghwa said kiri and kanan which took me forever to figure out because of the funny way he pronouncing it, LOL

I secretly hoping that the concert can go all night long but sadly all good things must come to the end. CN Blue perform lots of their hits that night but I do wish they could play songs from their drama OST like Jonghyun’s solo in a Gentleman Dignity, My Love and his cover of Juniel’s Illa Illa. Seeing them only 10 meters away really ignites my screaming button, I don't think I'll be able to speak again the next morning, haha =D

Other interesting highlights from the night that I can't hardly forget was when Minhyuk trying to explain how much he love eating Sate and Nasi Lemak with his cute hand gestures!!! I took a video of it of course but I'm having some trouble uploading it, sigh~ Oh yes, Yonghwa did a piano solo performance that night as well while singing to Feeling... And who in the right mind can overlook Jonghyun rocking the whole stadium with his guitar skill, right? ★_★

CN Blue live performance that night definitely live up to my expectation. They're surprisingly not diva at all like I imagined, in fact they're very humble and down to earth which makes the whole experience even sweeter. Although I can't understand half of the thing they say and sang, I can feel all the emotions running through them everytime they performing on stage ^_^  

Thanks to Samsung Malaysia & Manoah Consulting, I get to bring back a fantastic experience which I'll savor for many years to come =) Did you know that a portion of the ticket sales will be use to build schools in Africa? This is the living prove of how nice these guys truly are inside out & not just another pretty face ❤_❤ Boice Malaysia, it's an honour to meet you guys that night & I do hope we'll see each other again soon... Until then, rock on & have a fantastic day everyone, adieu~

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