April 20, 2011

Michael Kors Here To Stay

MICHAEL KORS is all set to make its presence felt in Malaysia and Singapore when it opens its first free-standing store in both countries in August this year.

In Malaysia, the 3,500 sq ft duplex will be housed in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. It will carry ready-to-wear and accessories including fragrance from Michael Kors, KORS Michael Kors and MICHAEL Michael Kors.

In Singapore the Michael Kors store is scheduled to open in Scotts Square, which is one of the most prominent shopping destinations in downtown Singapore.

Ashvin Valiram, Executive Director of Valiram Group expressed the group’s excitement with the two openings.  He said “the demand for luxury goods is growing in Southeast Asia and the region desires a new luxury brand that is glamorous and chic”.

Valiram is already making plans to open several more Michael Kors stores over the next five years.

Michael Kors, Inc announced the licensing agreement with Valiram Group on April 14 this year in New York.

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Text by My Name Is Insanity
Image by Gokoroko (gokoroko)

April 19, 2011

Sloggi Goes to the Forest

RIGHT at this moment I’m feeling that the biggest struggle in my life is getting up early in the morning.

After enjoying five years working from my home office and waking up the next day at any hour I choose to, I have turned myself into a totally night owl. I sleep very late and I wake up late.

Sloggi team slogging it out.
But today, all that “habit” had to be shelved. I was going into the forest and if there’s one thing I can’t say no to it’s the forest.

And I’m glad I dragged myself out of bed this morning because I enjoyed every second of today - being under the sun, under the canopy of trees and their beautiful foliage and listening to the sounds of the riang-riang (cicada) and the many other insects and inhabitants of the forest that one can identify only if silence is observed while in the forest.
Haji Mangsor doing his bit as well during the tree-planting activity.
I would say Sloggi’s launch of its Love World campaign held at Tekala Recreational Forest in Hulu Langat, which I wrote about last night, was successful. Talking to the PR person I had the idea that she was initially nervous about hosting the event in the forest, despite the accuracy in the choice due to the theme and concept of the campaign.

Most of the media reps it seems do not want to attend due to the distance of the venue. An hour and a half of travelling out of KL is far? And it’s such a cool awareness event too. So give me a break all you ignorant couch potatoes.

This isn't the first time I've planted a tree and it's still fun.
I don’t know about the rest who came but I learnt a lot within that few hours as the personnel from the State Forestry Department, AG Shaffie AG Ahmadni and Haji Mangsor Mohd Yusoff fed us with a lot of information as they took us on a 30-minute trek into the forest.

At the end of the day’s programme the planned “launch gambit” was the planting of 10 young trees. And guess who were the ones planting the trees? Take a guess until I post more of Sloggi’s event tomorrow ;)

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Text by My Name Is Insanity
Image by MOONHAN (moonhan)

April 18, 2011

Forest Tour to Support Earth Day

TOMORROW should be a lovely day, provided it doesn’t rain as I'm heading to Sungai Tekala Recreational Forest for a Sloggi event in support of Earth Day and the lunch of Sloggi's recent campaign.

Sloggi’s launch of its 2011 Love World campaign is unique. Instead of just hosting the event in a venue in this concrete jungle (Kuala Lumpur), it takes participants right into the heart of the forest. Well, what better way to show our support to Mother Earth.

I’m all geared to go, to be in the midst of tall trees and their beautiful foliage. I love shooting trees and to date I already have quite a collection in my photo archive. This trip will be a memorable one, I’m sure.

This year, Sloggi partners with a local environmental NGO, TrEES and the Forestry Department of Selangor in its campaign focussing on rainforest conservation.

In its bid to create awareness among society at large on the importance of saving the environment Sloggi has lined up activities at this recreational forest, the third largest forest park in Peninsular Malaysia.

The Sungai Tekala Recreational Forest is in Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor in Hulu Langat. And I fell in love with it when I saw photos that the PR person took when she was in the area early this year.

We will be at the forest by 10am tomorrow and we will be taken on a short trail walk into the forest. Although the day starts at 8.30am at the pick-up point in Taman Jaya LRT Station in PJ (Petaling Jaya), the event proper is only for two hours. The journey itself will be about one and a half hour one way.

There will be a “launch gambit”, which I’m guessing will be something to do with planting a seedling maybe? Whatever it is, my track shoes and outdoor clothes are ready. Now to pack the cams.

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Text by My Name Is Insanity
Image by MELWE (melwe)

April 17, 2011

100 Quotes and MORE!

SEE this wonderful image of the Little Christmas Dragon by TTiger? Our team is feeling like it’s Christmas and that we should celebrate!

Why the joy? It’s because today we hit our 100th quote, which shows our hard work in keeping NewsFlashMedia (NFM) going every day has been a success.

We won’t lie that we missed seven days from the supposedly 107 days of quotes, counted from Jan 1 when we started right up until today. But 100 out of that total aren’t bad. And so our team deserves a pat on the back.

Since we started on Jan 1 this year we have worked hand-in-hand with the team that included friends who write for NFM for the fun of it, friends we know from work who are always extending us invitations and others who are interested in what NFM is all about.

Little Christmas Dragon – TTIGER

The contributions from interested writers have since dwindled due to everyone’s commitment to the demand of their full-time jobs. But we believe NFM is on solid ground now after four months and can churn up enough interesting material for our readers’ pleasure as well as ours.

Still, we welcome anyone to drop us their stories anytime they want to because we love sharing, even if it is a just a 200-word piece. Feel free to contact us at newsflashmedia@ymail.com.

Since we’ve caught your attention about our little success we take the opportunity to express our biggest and warmest thanks to all the photographers and artists who have allowed free use of their works in our many posts, starting from the quotes right up to our posts carrying different labels.

These websites have become our favourite sites as well and we hope to never forget to give the deserving credits to these people whose works we have used in the past and will continue to use in future posts. Without them our search for that appropriate photo or clipart to use as illustrations in our stories will be a huge feat!

And to all our friends and newfound friends and silent readers, NFM thank you and welcome you to become a part of the NFM family.

Keep that chin up!

Quote for Day 100

Image: Little Men 5 - BENJOOSSEN

"You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give."
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