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AGAin Black

Posted by on Jun 7, 2015 in Events

For the fifth consecutive year, Amber Chia Academy conducted its Graduation Show on Friday. Once again, this installment was scheduled in Paradigm Mall. The theme this year was AGAin Black, and the fashion show included apparels by Fred Perry, InFLUENCE, Hide, and five young designers from Raffles Design Institutes (Serene Foo, Sylvia Soon, Diana Ashikin, Michelle Lee and Yong Chui Teng). Awards were also handed out to some outstanding graduates. The first three awards were handed out to Vendy Lee as the Most Promising Nail Artist 2015, Karol Foon as the Most Promising Makeup Artist (Bridal) 2015 and Sylvia Lim as the Most Promising Makeup Artist (KPMA) 2015. Then, the children’s awards were given out, to Hee Jo Ee as the Best Catwalk (Kid) 2015, Koo Chen Le as the Most Promising Male Kid Model 2015 and Venice Ng as the Most Promising Female Kid Model 2015. Finally, the last four awards were to Wilson Beh for Most Promising Male Commercial Face 2015, Yvonne Supang for Most Promising Female Commercial Face 2015, Jayden Yen for Most Promising Male Model 2015 and Bella Chee for Most Promising Female Model 2015. For more information, connect to Amber Chia Academy’s facebook page...

XIXILI Night Walks: In the Wilderness, We Walk Alone

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Fashion & Lifestyle

On Tuesday night, XIXILI conducted a fashion show of their Spring/Summer collection and highlights of their Autumn/Winter collection at Black Box, Publika. The lingerie fashion show was themed XIXILI Night Walks: In the Wilderness, We Walk Alone and made use of dark, mystical jungles as an inspiration. The scene was set nicely, making use of crisp sounds, earthy scents of dried leaves and dirt. An orchestra of birds and cicadas echoing from the darkness started the show. As a prelude, a ballerina appeared on the stage. Then, renowned stylists Lisa Yap, International Elite Artist & Education Manager from Shu Uemura and Hikimoto Yuko, also known as Director Stylist from Number76 Publika wowed the audience with a live on-stage demo. Ten gorgeous models in XIXILI’s latest collections and some yet-to-be-launched collections appeared on stage. The collections featured fashionable exotic python prints, safari leopard patterns and striking floral designs. On top of that, the audience were also invited to upload photos from the lingerie fashion show. Three lucky winners with the most creative photos would stand a chance to walk away with exclusive prizes from XIXILI, Shu Uemura and Number76. Official sponsors include Number 76, Shu Uemura, Arimino Tokyo, Body Perfect,...

Malaysian Invasion 3

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Events

Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts (MIMMA) aims to be the largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Amateur Tournament in Malaysia, by nurturing and growing local talents from the MMA scene. The tournament consists of 7 different weight classes which are Flyweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight. It is opened to all Malaysian citizens aged 18 years old and above. It will also feature the largest prize money ever for a local tournament, up to RM150,000 in total! The ladder matches were held during the last weekend at Paradigm Mall, and feature 64 matches with competitors from all over the world. For more information, please visit MIMMA’s website...

Happy Teachers’ Day

Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Personal

Today, Malaysia celebrates Teachers’ Day. Some schools have already started celebrations yesterday, and events are also planned for next week. Teaching is a vocation. After so many years in the profession, I have seen people come in because of the salary, the perks, or the hours. Most of them leave the profession after a few years, because they find that they have misunderstood the profession. The teachers I count as successful are those who make a good lasting impression on the children. It is good to teach students according to a syllabus. It is good to be able to cover every single topic you set out to teach. It is really nice when students can repeat facts you have divulged in class, often word for word. But my biggest satisfaction comes when my students learn to be responsible, punctual and reliable people the industry could depend on. It is nice when students to acknowledge us, often with gifts, cards, apples and flowers. But a perfect teacher’s day gift…? I’m happy with a piece of well done homework, submitted on time 🙂 To all my friends who are teachers, and especially for all those who have ever taught me before,...