Because It Starts In Me

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Ladies, do you have a dream that you would like to fulfill, like maybe starting your own clothing line, or own a beauty spa, or be the first female rocket scientist – BUTTTT (there’s a big but)… find it somewhat hard to achieve bcoz you’re a bit short on cash?

Well, I have a great news for you.

Dutch Lady is having a contest called “Shine Project It Starts In Me”. It’s a contest to support you ladies to start making your dreams come true bcoz just as Shine’s philosophy says… everything starts in you, whether you want it or not. The 3 Shine personalities – Moana Ishak, the pioneering commercial female Pilot; Salfarina, the top-ranked female Rock Climber; and Lee Hui Ling, a renowned New York-based painter – have had their own Shine’s moments, so here’s a chance for us to create our own Shine Moment aspirations based on their inspirational stories.

The Shine Project It Starts In Me is a 2-stage contest. You can enter the contest either as a participant, or as a voter. Yes, you voters can win some great prizes too! I will get to that exciting part later on, but first let me explain the details and stages of the contest.

STAGE 1:
1) Participants need to register at www.itstartsinme.com as a member.
2) Write a story in the most inspirational and unique way about your dreams. You can either write it in English or Malay. You also need to create a balloon based on your creativity using the tools provided.
3) Submit the entries (yes, you’re allowed to submit more than 1 entry) at the Shine’s website before 9th November 2008.
4) Then invite your friends to view and comment your page by sending them a personalized electronic direct-mailer.

To vote, just log on to the website, go to the Project It Starts In Me and click on the View Gallery. You can find my balloon with the name ‘Iza’ (and you can vote for me! :D).

STAGE 2:
1) The 10 shortlisted finalists will need to video their entry story via a 2-minute capsule (don’t worry, Dutch Lady will provide all the video recording thingy).
2) All 10 video capsules will be uploaded at Shine’s website for the public to vote, and voters who send in the most votes could win great prizes!
3) 3 Project Winners will be selected based on 50% votes and 50% judges’ decisions.

And here comes the most exciting part – the prizes!

Winners will get…

(drum roll, please)

Shopping vouchers worth RM1000 every week for the whole month in December! But that’s not just it – the Grand Winner at the end of the contest could win shopping vouchers worth RM5000!

Those are for the voters. What about the Project Winners?

Each Project Winner will get RM15,000 cash!!! That’s loadssss of cash, and it could be a stepping-stone to fulfill my (and your) dreams!

Do you wanna know my secret little dream? *blushing*

I dream of having my own shoe line one day bcoz of my never-ending love for shoes. I dream to be the first Malaysian female shoe designer who is as famous as Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo. If Louboutin is famous for its red-soles, then my signature shoes would be famous for its pink-colored heel. Wouldn’t that be cute? And yes, just as you guessed, I would name my shoe line: ‘Pink Stilettos’.

But one of the things about starting your own shoe line is that it requires some capital to start. And of course I need to attend courses in shoe-designing first. That requires money too. This contest may be able to bring my dream closer to reality. It’s an opportunity I wouldn’t want to miss and neither should you!



Pertandingan Kem Kotex 2008

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Selalunya, perempuan mesti mengeluh setiap kali datang period. Simptom macam senggugut, sakit tulang belakang, pening kepala, bloated, gangguan emosi dan naik jerawat bukan saja merimaskan, tapi boleh menjejaskan aktiviti harian jugak.

Tapiiii nak buat macam mana, period tu kan fitrah semulajadi seorang perempuan. Ia tak sepatutnya menghalang kita dari menikmati kehidupan harian, terutamanya kalau pakai pad yang betul. Ia boleh dianggap sebagai ‘sahabat karib’ kita, melindungi di kala kita perlukannya.

Dari dulu lagi, saya hanya pakai Kotex dan tak pernah guna brand lain. Kalau guna pon sebab saya kehabisan stok dan terpaksa mintak kawan punya yang bukan brand Kotex. Tapi tak selesa macam pad Kotex. Kelebihan yang ada pada Kotex yang saya suka, bukan saja sebab dia datang dalam pelbagai jenis dan saiz, tapi sebab pek bungkusannya yang sangat comel kalau dibandingkan dengan brand pad yang lain.

Bukan tu jer, Kotex satu-satunya brand pad yang banyak anjurkan contest atau pertandingan dengan hadiah-hadiah yang menarik. Antaranya ialah “Shopping spree in Paris” dan pertandingan “Kotex Sisterhood Moments”, yang hadiah utamanya merupakan wang tunai berjumlah RM20,000!

Sekarang ni Kotex ada anjurkan pertandingan “Makeover Diri Anda”. Kalau korang menang, korang dapat join Kem Kotex 2008 kat Club Med Cherating Beach, dari 17 hingga 19 Disember 2008. Makan, minum dan tempat tinggal semua free! Paling penting, tempat dia best dan cantik.

Kat kem tu nanti korang bole kenali diri korang dengan lebih dalam, macam mana nak capai impian, motivasi diri, macam-macam lagi la. And then bole jumpa celebrities jugak – pelakon-pelakon dari Kisah Kaisara, kumpulan Ahli Fiqir dan jugak abang Angkasawan Negara yang handsome!

Kalau korang (atau sesiapa yang korang tahu) berminat, korang hanya perlu tulis esei pendek dalam satu perenggan jer tentang ‘Satu perkara tentang anda yang ingin diperbaiki untuk mengecapi impian anda‘, tak lebih dari 150 patah perkataan. Itu jer, tak susah pon!

Pastu hantarkan esei korang, berserta borang penyertaan yang lengkap dan 2 polibeg luar pad Kotex sama ada Kotex Soft & Smooth yang warna biru, Kotex Dri-Comfort yang warna ungu atau Kotex Style warna ungu muda, kepada:

‘Kem Kotex 2008’,
PO Box 8615,
Pejabat Pos Kelana Jaya,
46793 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia.

Korang boleh hantar banyak mana borang penyertaan yang korang nak, dengan syarat setiap penyertaan mesti disertakan dengan esei dan 2 polibeg Kotex seperti yang telah dinyatakan. Borang penyertaan boleh difotostat atau download di:
http://www.kotex.com.my/kem2008/printPage2.asp.

Pertandingan ini hanya dibuka kepada perempuan yang berumur 13 hingga 21 tahun. Tertakluk pada terma dan syarat. For more info, korang boleh layari laman webnya di: http://www.kotex.com.my/kem2008/index.htm.

Tarikh tutup penyertaan ni ialah pada 31 Oktober 2008. Jom ramai-ramai join contest ni and enjoy di Club Med Cherating!



Rise and shine with the new Shine by Dutch Lady!

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Ever since I got pregnant, I’ve been craving for fruity-flavored drinks; be it juices, smoothies, even Herbalife shakes. As you know, I am still consuming Herbalife shake for breakfast (even tho it’s Hari Raya). I love mixing the shake with yoghurt drink especially, and to me it’s the best and easiest way to make yummy shakes. It tastes just like fruit smoothies!

But I don’t use just about any yoghurt drink to make one. I am quite choosy when it comes to… well, almost anything. My choice of yoghurt drink – be it for mixing with Herbalife shake or just for drinking on its own would always be Dutch Lady 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurt. It’s the healthiest and has the lowest calories of all! Trust me, I’ve compared it with other brands in the supermarket ages ago when I first started my weight loss program. Every 100g of the drink has only about 39-40 kcal. Definitely the best choice for you health-conscious babes! That’s why I’d always recommend it to my Herbalife customers.

The best thing about Dutch Lady 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurt is that, it comes in 5 yummylicious dual fruit combinations which are Strawberry Raspberry, Peach Passion, Lemon Lime, Orange Mango and Apple Aloe Vera. I could just mix Herbalife shake with 1 of the yoghurt drink flavours, or if I’m feeling a little bit on the creative side, I would mix at least 2 flavours together – like Peach Passion and Orange Mango to create a whole new flavored shake without a hassle.

Anyways, I was at Cold Storage the other day, wanting to stock up on my yoghurt drink supply as usual, but somehow I couldn’t find it. I thought they were out of stock or something. I nearly walked away empty-handed when my eyes captured something I have never seen before. It’s a new brand of yoghurt drink – or so I thought. The packaging is nice and simple, and I was attracted to it. So I had a closer look… and guess what? It’s the new Dutch Lady yoghurt drink!

Dutch Lady has replaced the previous 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurt and is now called Shine 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurt! I should have recognized it by its unique bottle shape (which somehow looks like a woman’s slim figure, don’t you think?). That’s another thing I like about Shine drinking yoghurt. The slightly curvy part in the middle makes it easier to hold and grab. (I suppose that is why most guys love to place their hands around a woman’s waist, eyh? ;p)

Just like the previous one, the new Shine 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurt has the same dual flavours, and is available in 220g and 750g sizes. The 220g bottle is cute enough to stash in my bag for a healthy on-the-go snack when I’m out and about, especially now that I’m pregnant (I’m hungry all the time, and a snack that’s high in calcium and protein is just what every pregnant women needs!). My favourite flavours of all have always been the Peach Passion, Strawberry Raspberry and Orange Mango.

Anyway, there were only 3 flavours available at Cold Storage, so I bought all 3.

I thought the new Shine 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurt is only new by its look and packaging, but no. It’s actually an improved version of the previous one as it is now added with Green Tea extract – no kidding. I mean, I never thought Green Tea and yoghurt drink could ever go together! I wondered how it would taste like and couldn’t wait until I reached home, so I drank it right away after paying for them. Surprisingly (and thankfully), there’s no weird taste of Green Tea in it. You won’t even notice if it has Green Tea or not. It tastes exactly as yummy as before!

You see, Green tea has a lot of health benefits which includes lowering the total cholesterol in your body, a great antioxidant, and can increase the body’s basal metabolic rate which helps you to stay in shape. And now it’s being added in this yummy yoghurt drink? Things just couldn’t get any better!

Besides the fact that this yoghurt drink is tasty, it also contains 0% fat, less in sugar, lowest in calories and it helps to maintain your metabolism rate (thanks to the Green Tea)! So, of course incorporating Shine 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurt as a part of your daily diet is really a good choice – especially if you’re on diet. Don’t you just love it when something taste so good is also good for your health? You can drink it without feeling guilty! It totally understands my needs and wants as a woman, and that’s what I love about this drink!



Rise and shine with the new Shine by Dutch Lady!

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Ever since I got pregnant, I’ve been craving for fruity-flavored drinks; be it juices, smoothies, even Herbalife shakes. As you know, I am still consuming Herbalife shake for breakfast (even tho it’s Hari Raya). I love mixing the shake with yoghurt drink especially, and to me it’s the best and easiest way to make yummy shakes. It tastes just like fruit smoothies!But I don’t use just about any yoghurt drink to make one. I am quite choosy when it comes to… well, almost anything. My choice of yoghurt drink – be it for mixing with Herbalife shake or just for drinking on its own would always be Dutch Lady 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurt. It’s the healthiest and has the lowest calories of all! Trust me, I’ve compared it with other brands in the supermarket ages ago when I first started my weight loss program. Every 100g of the drink has only about 39-40 kcal. Definitely the best choice for you health-conscious babes! That’s why I’d always recommend it to my Herbalife customers.

The best thing about Dutch Lady 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurt is that, it comes in 5 yummylicious dual fruit combinations which are Strawberry Raspberry, Peach Passion, Lemon Lime, Orange Mango and Apple Aloe Vera. I could just mix Herbalife shake with 1 of the yoghurt drink flavours, or if I’m feeling a little bit on the creative side, I would mix at least 2 flavours together – like Peach Passion and Orange Mango to create a whole new flavored shake without a hassle.

Anyways, I was at Cold Storage the other day, wanting to stock up on my yoghurt drink supply as usual, but somehow I couldn’t find it. I thought they were out of stock or something. I nearly walked away empty-handed when my eyes captured something I have never seen before. It’s a new brand of yoghurt drink – or so I thought. The packaging is nice and simple, and I was attracted to it. So I had a closer look… and guess what? It’s the new Dutch Lady yoghurt drink!

Dutch Lady has replaced the previous 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurt and is now called Shine 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurt! I should have recognized it by its unique bottle shape (which somehow looks like a woman’s slim figure, don’t you think?). That’s another thing I like about Shinedrinking yoghurt. The slightly curvy part in the middle makes it easier to hold and grab. (I suppose that is why most guys love to place their hands around a woman’s waist, eyh? ;p)Just like the previous one, the new Shine 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurt has the same dual flavours, and is available in 220g and 750g sizes. The 220g bottle is cute enough to stash in my bag for a healthy on-the-go snack when I’m out and about, especially now that I’m pregnant (I’m hungry all the time, and a snack that’s high in calcium and protein is just what every pregnant women needs!). My favourite flavours of all have always been the Peach Passion, Strawberry Raspberry and Orange Mango.

Anyway, there were only 3 flavours available at Cold Storage, so I bought all 3.

I thought the new Shine 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurtis only new by its look and packaging, but no. It’s actually an improved version of the previous one as it is now added with Green Tea extract – no kidding. I mean, I never thought Green Tea and yoghurt drink could ever go together! I wondered how it would taste like and couldn’t wait until I reached home, so I drank it right away after paying for them. Surprisingly (and thankfully), there’s no weird taste of Green Tea in it. You won’t even notice if it has Green Tea or not. It tastes exactly as yummy as before!You see, Green tea has a lot of health benefits which includes lowering the total cholesterol in your body, a great antioxidant, and can increase the body’s basal metabolic rate which helps you to stay in shape. And now it’s being added in this yummy yoghurt drink? Things just couldn’t get any better!

Besides the fact that this yoghurt drink is tasty, it also contains 0% fat, less in sugar, lowest in calories and it helps to maintain your metabolism rate (thanks to the Green Tea)! So, of course incorporating Shine 0% Fat Drinking Yoghurt as a part of your daily diet is really a good choice – especially if you’re on diet. Don’t you just love it when something taste so good is also good for your health? You can drink it without feeling guilty! It totally understands my needs and wants as a woman, and that’s what I love about this drink!