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Tuesday, June 14, 2022



Lest we forget, the scrouge of Covid-19 is omnipresent so it’s best not to let our guard down. One of my good friends is in self-insolation at home after testing positive. It’s a sobering reminder the Covid-19 virus remains rampant and infectious amidst the new norm as we return to our regular routine.

I’m thankful to WHITE FACTOR for delivering a set of their Skin Cleanser for my personal use. The nifty 50ml WHITE FACTOR Personal Spray bottle is light and small enough to fit into my handbag and so user-friendly.

Having recovered from Covid-19 a few months ago, I’m adapting a ‘better be safe than sorry’ attitude. With WHITE FACTOR Skin Cleanser, I can now spray and easily sanitise often-touched surfaces such as light switches, doorknobs and handles, and lift buttons. 

Super gentle on skin and 100% safe for infants, children and pets, WHITE FACTOR Skin Cleanser is alcohol- and fragrance-free, non-toxic and environmental-friendly. 

Thanks to advanced Japanese mixed-machine manufacturing technology, WHITE FACTOR contains an active ingredient known as HOCl or Hypochlorous Acid which is naturally found in our white blood cells, to fight invading pathogens and keep the human body healthy.

Tested and proven by independent international labs, HOCI is effective in killing 99.9% viruses, bacteria, and fungus including the Covid-19. WHITE FACTOR is chemical-free and food-grade safe so you can even use it to sanitise wounds, and eating utensils without having to rinse it off.

WHITE FACTOR is available for sale online via, or at the official store in Lazada and Shopee.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022


The popular adage ‘Health is wealth’ becomes increasingly significant with the advent of each Chinese New Year (CNY). 

When I received the two CNY Gift Boxes from Selangor Dredging Berhad (SDB) to welcome the Year of the Tiger, I found the thoughtfully packed contents: packets of Chinese herbs and soup ingredients, and herbal tea bags for the improvement of general wellness, a welcome change from the usual stash of sweet confectionery and festive treats.

This unique CNY Gift Box is derived from SDB’s One-Two-Boost programme created back in 2020 – a collaboration between SDB and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) physicians, to develop a variety of prescribed herbal drinks and soups for healthier lifestyles.

In sync with the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) mission in creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities, CSR participants who comprise young adults – are coached and supervised throughout the packing process of the SDB CNY gift boxes.

Hence when you buy or receive an SDB CNY gift box, every single gift box is a testament of the careful handling, packing skills and coordination put in by this group of special CSR participants. This notable CSR initiative revolves around offering support to those young adults with disabilities while creating opportunities for them to acquire skills, to lead an independent life.

Each Chinese New Year Gift Box (RM98 per box) features:

·       1 packet Digestion Soup

·       7 Throat Soothing Tea Bags

·       2 packs Goji Berries

·       2 packs Longan

·       2 packs Red Dates

·       2 packs Chrysanthemum

·       6 pieces Tiger Ang Pow packets

Also available are Chinese New Year Herbal Gifts priced at RM30 each; consisting of ingredients to make Emperor Herbal Chicken and Taxillus Sweet Soup, together with Red Dates and Luo Han Guo. Each set includes 6 pieces of Tiger Ang Pow packets.

Other series of herbal soups and tea bags include:

  •       Immune Booster soup series and drink packs for boosting immune system by strengthening the digestion system
  •        Nourishing ‘bazhen soup’ series to enhance immunity, increase metabolic rate and improve blood circulation.
  •       The Green series with a range of fat loss tea, beauty tea bag, heat relief easy tea bag and heat relief family pack to maintain good liver functionality and detoxification purpose.
  •       The Red series to maintain a healthy heart with a selection of calming soup and calming tea bags.
  •       The Yellow series comprising ingredients for digestion soup, energy booster soup, and spleen purification soup, together with energy booster tea bags
  •        The White series for healthier lung functions with a selection of ingredients for lung nourishing soup and throat soothing teabags.
  •       The Black series comprising revitalizing tea bag and ingredients for Taxillus sweet soup, to strengthen the kidney and liver.

To buy the SDB Chinese New Year Gift Boxes, hand-made soap and anti-epidemic brick soaps, call hp: 018-2201865 or email: or visit the One Two Boost Store:


Saturday, September 28, 2019


While I love cooking things from scratch, I do use pre-made curry pastes occasionally. At the recent Tasty Australia showcase, my interest was piqued by Turban Chopsticks after I met the brand founder, vivacious Mei Sann Yong.

A quick chat revealed the friendly entrepreneur was born in Malaysia but grew up in Perth, Australia. According to Mei, she founded Turban Chopsticks when she encountered cooking inconveniences in her busy life, early in her career.
Mei said: “As a busy working professional who travel constantly, I didn’t have much time for cooking. After a long day, I wanted home-cooked meals - the kind I grew up with - that were healthy and tasted amazing. But I also didn’t have the time to source and cook everything from scratch nor do I want to use prepackaged food with suspicious ingredients and origins.”
She soon identified a gap in the market for pre-made meal kits and curry sauces with bold flavours that used clean ingredients. That’s where Turban Chopsticks’ convenient, pre-made meal kits and ready-to-use sauces come in.
Raised by a full house of bakers, chefs, restaurant owners, food businesses, home cooks, and (some say extreme) food lovers, Mei has put her own exposure to various cuisines and exotic ingredients as the starting point of Turban Chopsticks.
“Turban Chopsticks gives busy mums and dads, working professionals, and enthusiastic home cooks a sneaky shortcut to beautifully home cooked Asian and Indian inspired meals.  They can use it as a foolproof foundation to create their own tasty masterpieces. Cooking food from the heart is something everyone can nail with Turban Chopsticks.”

Putting Turban Chopsticks to the test, I used Turban Chopsticks Red Curry Sauce to cover a whole red snapper. After wrapping up the fish in banana leaves, I chucked it into the toaster oven to bake. 
Half an hour later, the fragrant aroma permeated the whole house and we soon sat down to a delicious, robustly flavoured fish for dinner. A few days later my 20-year old daughter spread the remaining Turban Chopsticks Red Curry Sauce to grill salmon with equally scrumptious results.
For more information about Turban Chopsticks, visit: 

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Meet the ‘million £ man’ from Tetley, Tea Master Sebastian Michaelis. His tastebuds are so exceptional they are insured for one million Sterling Pounds!

We had the privileged of spending an afternoon with the world renowned tea expert recently in a special tea brewing and tasting session on Sebastian Michaelis' first visit to Malaysia. The event was an informative and interactive one, allowing us to taste different types of tea from around the world.

After a welcome note by Rajat Kumar, Global Head Business Development of Tata Global Beverages (the owning company of Tetley), Sebastian proceeded to share with us an overview of his work, the key factors differentiating Tetley teas from other brands, and the company's sustainability efforts towards the tea business and growers. You can read about Tetley here:
From crop to cup, Tetley has been crafting the perfect brew since 1837. The brand is relatively new in Malaysia but tea drinking aficionados will be familiar with Tetley as it's the largest tea company in the UK. Tetley is already making inroads into the local market and has even created a tea blend to brew that perfect cup of teh tarik. Isn't that tea-rific?
Next time you’re out shopping, keep an eye out for Tetley’s wide varie-tea including the ones shown here. There's bound to be one type of tea to capture your interest and palate.

Back to the Art of Tea Blending and Brewing afternoon, Sebastian soon had us sipping and slurping up different teas as he explained to us the tea origins and unique characteristics, similar to how a knowledgeable sommelier would tout fine wines.
It was fascinating to learn how he travels around the world, sourcing and procuring the required quality tea leaves before returning to the workplace to test, blend and taste. Sebastian reveals he enjoys drinking all sorts of tea; the choice hinges on his mood and other prevailing factors.
Camillia sinensis is the tea plant which yields all the tea leaves we use for brewing.
Tetley sources its tea from everywhere: Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Vietnam and Indonesia among others across the globe. As an agricultural product influenced by climate, soil and numerous conditions, tea harvest varies from one batch to another. Tetley tea masters (they train for 10 years and each has their own name-engraved silver spoon for tea tasting) are tasked to ensure the Tetley tea blend remains consistent and up to expectations.
  • White tea comes from sun-dried tea leaves — the only process they undergo. 
  • Green tea leaves are picked, withered, rolled and dried without fermentation. 
  • Black tea leaves are picked, withered and gently rolled to bruise the tea leaves and break down the leaves’ cellular structure and allowed to oxidize for 1-4 hours before they are dried by hot air to stop the fermenting. 
  • Red tea or Rooibos is a caffeine-free herbal tea from a South African plant called Aspalathus linearis. The rooibos plant is actually green but once fermented, the tea turns red.  

Sebastian advised us to store tea in an airtight container, in a cool, dark place to retain its flavour. "Once your tea has been opened, place it in a canister or airtight plastic storage bag. Keep it away from strong smelling or pungent food or your tea leaves or tea bags would absorb the scent from food placed near it."

Tea brewing tips from Tetley:
·         Use fresh, clean water (filtered or mineral water is recommended).
·         Bring water to a rolling boil and pour over your tea bag.
·         Steep for 3-5 minutes to release the tea's full flavour.
·         Remove the tea bag after pressing it gently. Serve it neat or with milk and sugar.

For green tea, use hot but not freshly boiled water to brew. Green tea leaves are delicate and boiling hot water will bruise the leaves, causing a bitter taste. Steep for only a minute or two. Any longer will cause the tea to taste bitter. Serve it neat or sweeten with honey or sugar.

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