5 Reasons can be better after college!

 

Hello! If you are reading this, you are probably are a recent graduate or about to be one! If you are dreading your party lifestyle in college won’t be the same then you are probably right! But don’t worry, it can be a positive thing as it can get even better! Here are the top 5 reasons why:

 

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1. People.

After college you would have established your own social circle, so you can go hang out with people that you truly like. You don’t have to tag along with unfamiliar faces, invite every people from a 10km radius or drink-thirsty dudes looking desperately looking for girls! From your significant other, close friends, cool colleagues, you would be genuinely enjoying yourself as you don’t have to pretend you like everybody because you actually do! They are your loved ones, so go ahead and do some cheesy things like watch the sunset skyline with a drink in hand! Doesn’t that sound fancier than being passed out on a toilet?

 

2. Affordability.

Working means having a salary which in turns means, you can afford decent alcohol! Yes, you can afford more drinks other than beer and that too, higher quality ones! Forget the cheap, washed down alcohol, go for wines and deluxe whiskies because you can. There is no harm in treating yourself every now and then. Party in the KL nightlife in sophistication and enjoy the night away.

 

3. Drunk fights.

You know that practically every time you are out partying, drunken fights erupt; whether they are people you have never seen before, your own friends or even yourself. But don’t worry, adult parties are way more controlled and everyone (mostly) behaves properly. The person you are talking not that into star wars while you are the biggest fan? As a college student, in your drunken stupor you would have taken this as an offense, but now as a post graduate, this is seen as an opportunity to argue why star wars is so awesome! Or, simply laugh it off!

 

4. No cops

Since your parties are in smaller number, the noises are not too loud. Plus, if you are worried the neighbors will still complain, you can always invite them especially if they are really cool!

You don’t have to worry that the cops will knock on your door, fearing to be caught and apprehending the reprimands from your parent afterwards! Nope, none of that will happen. 

 

5. No destruction

You don’t have to try figure how the hell your sofa ended in your pool, how your picture frames are all cracked or why the oven is fuming dangerously when it is off? No, you don’t have to worry about of all these anymore! Be stress-free with only a few stuffs to clean up; bottles, glasses or cups here and there, a few spills and food crumbs, that’s it! As I said, just relax with a glass in your hand and watch the sunset Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

Reference links:-

http://www.marble-8.com/venue/ 

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Here is Why Pizza is Fantastic!

The modern Pizza that we know today originates from Naples, Italy in the 18th century. It was created as a food of convenience, for people who wanted to eat fast and inexpensively.

Nowadays, pizza is one of the most consumed dish in the world. It is so famous, that it has transcended cultures where their own cultural variations have emerged; tandoori pizza or the shawarma pizza. Yes, it is available almost anywhere, affordable, but those are not the main reasons why pizza is eaten. Its delicious taste is what attracts people!

From food court to the best restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, pizza can definitely be found everywhere! We, without any doubt, know you already have a soft spot for pizza but this short list will make you love it even more!

 

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Pizza Love

 

  1. Perfect as a drunk food

First of all, pizza pairs greatly with alcoholic beverages, for instance beer. After a drinking night with friends, this will fully satisfy your cravings or hunger pangs.

But why is this the perfect drunk food you say? Because some of the alcohol is absorbed by that thick, fluffy dough, making the process of sobering down faster.

 

  1. A fast food that is way better that other fast food.

Since pizza contains a lot of veggies and is cooked in the oven rather than deep fried, this makes it a better alternative in terms of fast food.

 

  1. It is possible to have a pizza for everybody’s taste.

The choices of pizza are so vast. There are so many options to choose from; whether you are a vegetarian, meat or chicken lover and even seafood! There is a slice to suit everyone.

You like plain or packed, home-made style or more complex, don’t worry there is always a place that will appeal to your own particular taste! You just have to find it.

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  1. Hate eating veggies? Make it easier with pizza.

I normally hate tomatoes, but eating it on a pizza never bothered me. So, this is actually a great way for you to consume vegetables. Disguise them deliciously by adding it as toppings to your pizza under a layer of melted cheese!

If you are in search of delicious, healthy food. You can always transform your pizza and make it healthier. Load it with veggies and go light handed with the cheese.

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  1. Adapt to any occasion.

Pizza can be dressed for any occasion. It is the absolute best that you can find pizza as a simple dish, yet it can also be high class food dressed in lavish assortments. If you are feeling fancier, go fine dining in KL and for a luxurious alternative of Italian food!

 

 

Reference Links:-

marinis57.com/venue/italian-restaurant

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5 Best Sky Bars in South East Asia

Feel the need to unwind yourself after a long tiring week at work? Bored of the usual pubs by the bustling streets which at times offer horrible music? Want a classier and trendier setting as well? Perhaps be more adventurous on customized cocktails by highly experienced mixologists? The sky bar is the perfect place for a one of a kind experience! Sky bars or, better known as roof top bars, are one of the best destinations for the night owls and party goers.

If you happen to be in a country of South East Asia, here are 5 of the hip and chic sky bars we have come across which are a MUST-visit!

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1. Cloud 47 Rooftop Bar – Silom, Bangkok
Sitting on top of the United Center office tower of Silom road, this sky bar is truly happening on most nights. No doubt they have great service, as waiters and waitresses will constantly be on standby near your tables if you need the assistance of any sort. And of course, the spectacular view of Bangkok is to die for. In all directions you will see the popular shopping district of Siam, Lumphini Park and even the Chao Phraya River at the far end.

Opening Hours: 5pm – midnight, Closed on Sundays

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2. Sky Garden Rooftop Lounge – Kuta, Bali
Best known as the number 1 clubbing destination and entertainment in Bali. From all-you-can-eat buffet to free flow beers, what is not to like about this place? Located at the Legian Entertainment complex, you would never have thought that there is such an impressive view up of Kuta until you have been here!

Opening Hours: 6pm – midnight

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3. Cloud Lounge – Jakarta, Indonesia 

The sophisticated lounge is located right at the heart of Central Jakarta, and it offers the best views of Jakarta from the 49th floor of The Plaza Office Tower. It is the only sky bar in Jakarta that offers a 360 degree outlook of the city! Definitely a place worth a visit when you step into this amazing city.

Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday –  4pm – 2am
Friday to Saturday –  4pm – 3am

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4. Flight Bar & Lounge Marina Bay Sands – Singapore
An adult’s outdoor playground located at the 57th floor in the one and only Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Think classy, sophisticated and exquisite all at the same time. Experience delectable bites and a complete menu of the World’s best champagne collections, Flight Bar & Lounge is the perfect spot in Singapore to mingle around and sip on vodka.

Operating Hours:
Sunday to Thursday – 6pm – 2am
Friday to Saturday – 6pm – 3am

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5. Marini’s on 57 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Marini’s on 57 is a famous Kuala Lumpur bar and lounge  which is owned and operated by Chef Modesto Marini. It basically consists of a rooftop bar, restaurant and a lounge. This venue offers high quality selections of fine dining eats and premium wines and signature cocktails. It sits at the top floor of Menara 3 Petronas where you get the fantastic scenic views of the Kuala Lumpur city.

Love parties and drinks? Head out to Marini’s, the best sky bar in Kuala Lumpur!

Operating Hours: 3pm – 1.30am

Reference Link:
http://www.hotels-bangkok.fr/rooftop-bars-bangkok/
http://skygardenbali.com/
http://www.indonesiadesign.com/cool-hangout/lounge-in-the-clouds/
http://www.marinabaysands.com/entertainment/nightlife/rooftop-bars/flight.html
http://marinis57.com

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True or False? 5 Myths Debunked About Filler And Botox

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Botox injections don’t freeze the face when done correctly and in moderation.

We all do it, stare in the mirror at all the lines and creases on our face, wishing it would just disappear by itself. But in this modern day, there are so many options and quick fixes to help get rid of our wrinkles.

Before taking the jump, here are a few myths you should know about these ‘miraculous’ wrinkles reducing treatments.

What is True or not? Find out below.

  1. Botox and fillers are the same.

Answer: False

Botox and fillers are very different from each other. Granted, they are both injectable and it’s true that both reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but they perform differently.

Basically, in simple words, filler fills while Botox relaxes. Wrinkles are formed over time with muscles movements. So with Botox, the muscles responsible for the creation of wrinkle are relaxed with the injection of Botox.

In contrast, fillers fill the wrinkle with the product. It helps to enhance the skin by adding volume where it is lacking. It is inserted in the deeper folds, reducing the movements of the muscle causing the wrinkles.

  1. Botox immobilizes the face.

Answer: False

Botox injections don’t freeze the face when done correctly and in moderation. Naturally, since you are relaxing your muscle, the emotions and movements will be diminished. An experienced doctor will administer the correct dosage, where a more natural result will be seen on the face. The movements would, also, not be negatively affected such as lifting of the brow and smiling.

Be sure to research before you commit to a place. It is important to choose qualified doctors with established practices.

  1. They are extremely painful.

Answer: False

The injections cause minimal pain. The needle is very thin, slightly larger than the ones used for acupuncture, so there’s minimal discomfort. Some people described it as a sharp sting which fades away almost instantly.

After the injection, there will be some red spots and slight swelling at the injection sites, which will fade away by the next day or two.  If you are worried about the pain, ask your doctor for topical anesthetic to numb the area first before starting the procedure.

  1. Addictive products

Answer: True

When something is working perfectly and improving your appearance, you can become addicted to it. The addiction is not a physical addiction but more a physiological addiction. It is based on how it makes a person feel about themselves. For many that love the look it gives them, they would want to keep experiencing the results repeatedly.

Be careful not go overboard with the injections as they can become unnatural looking and freeze your muscles.

  1. Botox lasts a lifetime.

Answer: False

Botox only last up to 3 or 4 moths depending on the dosage used. It might last less if there was a minimal dose. Fillers, on the other hand, last 6-12 months and are reversible.

The reason you might think it lasts longer, is the perception that you get afterwards when the product wears off. If you haven’t been using your muscles for a period of time, it becomes a habit where you, yourself, don’t use it frequently. Therefore, it gives the impression that the botox/fillers are still present.

Reference link:

http://www.beverlywilshiremedical.com/aesthetic-medicine/botox/

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What Is Breast Augmentation?

What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is to improve or correct the breast via surgery.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also referred clinically as mammoplasty, is the means by which a surgery is performed in order to increase the size of the breasts.

The goal of an augmentation is to improve or correct the breast via surgery. It can also be done as a means to regain breast volume that has been lost due to various reasons such as weight loss, aging, pregnancy and so forth. Due to mastectomy or injuries, it can also be used as a reconstructive method.

Other than the above, breasts augmentation is very popularly done as a cosmetic surgery to increase one’s body confidence.

Types of Breast Implants

The augmentation is performed with the use of different types of implants or even fat transfers from the body in order to increase the breast volume. The different types of implants are used depending on the size you want to go. It will also rely upon your body type in terms of breast tissue and skin elasticity.

Be sure to have an in-depth consultation with your surgeon so that the best implants can be recommended to you.

Silicone Implants

Silicone Implants are loaded with silicone gel. The gel, in question, feels and moves much like normal tissue. Modern highly durable silicone implants do not rupture easily. In the event of leakage, the gel will either stay inside the shell, or move to the inner breast implant’s pocket. Although, they are more natural in touch, they can pose a risk for the person if they leak.

Saline Implants

Saline Implants are filled with sterile salt water. The implants are filled with the right amount of saline depending on the desired size. It is a safer choice as in case of leakage, the liquid will be naturally absorbed by the body and consequently expelled.

Fat Transfer Augmentation:

Fat Breast augmentation uses the fat from your body, extracted through liposuction and it is directly injected into your breast. This type of augmentation is ideal for a minimal breast increase with more natural looking results.  

Complications:
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure. However, since it is a surgery, there are many risks factors.

  • Infections
  • Scarring
  • Formation of breast tissue
  • Bleeding
  • Changes in the sensation of the breast and the nipple
  • Persisting pain
  • Poorly done plastic surgery (unsymmetrical implants)

Prior to getting a breast augmentation, evaluate your own health and talk to your surgeon about any concerns that you may have. More importantly, discuss all the risks and complications of the surgery and don’t hesitate to ask any questions.

How the Breast Implant Procedure Is Done

After being administered general anesthesia, the surgeon makes a small cut in order to insert the implants.  Depending on your body and the breast implants, the place of the incision will vary; under the nipple, at the breast fold and at the underarm area.  These areas minimizes the visibility of the scarring.

The implants are placed either above or under the muscles in a pocket. Afterwards the incisions are closed with stitched and bandaged. The overall procedure takes up to two hours.

It is highly important to have a medical evaluation before the procedure.

Notes:

  1. Breast implants do not last for a long span of time. Future surgeries will be needed to replace the previous implants.
  2. Frequent examinations are needed to evaluate the condition of the implants.
  3. Weight loss, aging, amongst others, will impact the appearance of the implants.
  4. Pick an established practice with experienced surgeon for a well done surgery.
  5. Lastly, do your research thoroughly first before settling on the place, the doctor and on the surgery itself.

Reference Link:

http://www.beverlywilshiremedical.com/cosmetic-surgery/breast-augmentation/

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No Smartphone But You Gotta Use Facebook? No Problem, Facebook’s Got The Solution.

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Using Facebook Without A Smartphone

If you want the convenience of Facebook and somehow or rather you’ve not migrated to a smartphone (so you’re still using the traditional or dumb mobile phone), fret not. Facebook is going out of its way to accommodate people who use these feature phones by providing a solution to this problem.

The massive social network establishment is keen to let its users utilise its platform no matter what phone they are using or which country they’re residing in. Partnering with nine international service providers around the world, Facebook intends to dominate grey areas in countries where usage of smartphones are still lagging behind America and Europe.

Roping in mobile phone manufacturing giants such as Nokia, LG, Sony & Ericsson in its collaboration, Facebook app is incorporated into more than 2,500 type of devices which enables feature phone users the option to synch their phones with Facebook contacts, scroll photos, SMS and stay updated.

Currently, Facebook has launched these feature phones in Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Poland, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Tunisia, Dominican Republic and Romania. Countries in the pipeline are Canada, India, Mexico, Brazil and Bulgaria.

Those in Cambodia would probably have to wait a little longer to get these feature phones as soon as Facebook has completed its initial planned implementation.

The partnerships are necessary to spearhead a limited mobile arena that could only be liberated with the support of mobile service providers.

Although Facebook has an influential scope in America and Europe, it struggles around the globe to spread its social networking power.

For example, Facebook has yet to penetrate into Russia and China, which have their own prevailing social networks that has remained resolute with users in their countries; making it formidable for Facebook to overcome.

Faced with this conundrum, the social network giant is game to venture into untapped markets, so long as it can expand its user base globally in any each way it can.

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2 of the most popular danceclasses

 

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If you are looking for some kind of fun exercise, a danceclass in KL could be your answer.

There are different types of dances from all sorts of cultures. The following 2 are very popular and accessible to everyone.

 

Breakdance/hiphop

 

The origins of this style is reflected in the 1970 in the region of New York, United States, known as ‘the Bronx’. This so-called ghetto was known for the vast majority of Latin American and African-American families. People in this group were mostly involved with break dancing to hip hop music.

 

Even today, one can still find this sort of dance on television, think of the countless talent shows like So you think you can dance and America’s next dance crew. The breakdance/hiphop schools have already been established as part of their range of dance classes.

 

The dance itself is a very intensive kind, which is characterized by strong turns and quick steps.

 

 

Jazz dance

I recently started with Jazz danceclass in Malaysia. I find it very entertaining.

Jazz dance is a type of dance that mostly relies on the classical ballet, but with influences of modern trends such as rock, hip hop and jazz. It is one of the most requested and learned dance species today. Especially in the United States this form of dance emerges strongly in numerous celebrations and events.

 

It is a style that has long been developing and expanding, one can always try to add dance steps to the existing range in order to make it an even more unique dance.

 

If your preference is for dancing to sultry and quick movements interspersed with slow and emotional movements, which you can compare to ballet also, then you best inquire about jazz as it fully meets that description! It’s like any other dance a fun way to relax yourself and loose some energy.

 

 

Reference link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance

http://beautyguide.com.my/list/dance 

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How Did We Survive Life Before The Smartphones?

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Life without smartphones. How did we survive?

I grew up with the generation that had survived without the internet and anyone under thirty would be wondering how the heck we lived without what is now one of the most important necessities of today’s life.

Yes, we survived without the internet pretty well thirty years ago but for some of you who are still pondering about our survival back then here are some answers to your questions:

  1. How did you make plans or get together for any events? This is a mystery to us and we seriously want to know.

Well, we did have land line phones. Every home and office had one telephone to serve our humble needs of communication back then. So we dialed and called people to make plans.

  1. You’re stuck in traffic and you’re not going to make it to the movies/restaurant in time to meet your friends. How in the world do you cancel plans if you didn’t have a mobile phone?

This proves to be a very complex question and the best way we tackled that problem was to pull over and use a phone booth (available almost everywhere) and call that destination spot (provided they had a public phone) or we just got stood up a lot.

  1. Today we are always in a habit of looking at the ID caller before deciding to answer the call. How did you know who was the caller?

The phone rings and we just pick it up. We didn’t know who was calling and that was how it worked. We were adventurous during those times.

  1. How did you date people? How did you find out information on them if you couldn’t “Google” them?

Our social circle tends to be limited and we often date within that circle so we’d get our facts from that circle of friends (with a pinch of trust).

  1. Breaking up with our exes today is often followed by a bit of checking up because we can’t totally let go. How did you guys handled the breakups?

We broke up. End of story. We never keep tabs on our exes. Too bad we have the internet today!

  1. How did you look and apply for jobs?

Newspapers and friends did just fine for us and we mailed our resumes by post.

  1. How did your parents keep tabs with you while you were out?

That’s one of the perks being without internet. You either let the answering machine do its work for you or if you’re carrying a pager, you could choose to respond or not.

With so many mobile providers fueling offers on data plans and packages for smartphones that the need to own a hand phone now is peer pressure even for kids. But as we’re able to cope without the internet, we’re sure that the present generation is capable to survive the internet!

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The #1 Reason Internet Companies Fail

To make ends meet, the founders of Airbnb hot glued over 1,000 cereal boxes to pay expenses in their early days. Today Airbnb is worth more than USD 25 billion. Merit is the ultimate equalizer and everyone has a shot. It’s only a matter of how much you want to.
The ability for an internet company to acquire users, retain them and organically grow is a predictor of success. 9 in 10 consumer focused internet companies fail due to their inability to acquire and retain a substantial number of users. Without considering competitors, the numbers may look good but when considering the entire industry, its a whole other story.
When Vaniday was formed in January 2015, the founders started with Berlin. Upon expanding to Singapore last month, they were faced with the reality that the growth achieved by Beauty Guide would get in their way. They had to go back and reassess their approach towards vendor & customer acquisition.
The average internet user is exposed to over 1,000 banner ads per day, so consumer internet companies need to growth hack their way to differentiation and fast. The value offered by broadband internet is one such differentiation factor. So from the 24 hours in the day users have, the online UX needs be so compelling it can positively motivate a user to focus on your service a bit longer instead of time spent off-network with family, work and entertainment obligations.

When it comes to the internet, users visit seven sites after logging in. Becoming one of those seven takes effort. Don’t attribute success to activity. The addition of features, attendance of meetups is not growth. Growth is progress. The addition of customers and building of products counts as growth.

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What MIT’s Asia School for Business Should Teach

Learning how to make smarter decisions is key for the job itself, but there a lot of elements outside of the job as well. MIT’s school in Malaysia needs to understand that culture eats strategy, so their graduates will be better off coming to terms with some hard facts about the corporate world such as:

1. Office Politics

Whether you’ve just joined or have been at it for years, you will at some point participate – knowingly or otherwise – in office politics. This can be something as small matters like delays in your requests, to someone overhearing a manager talk about their subordinate in a less flattering light. You can’t avoid it so its best to radiate a positive attitude at all times.

2. You Can Quit

If you’re being mistreated, exploited or under appreciated then leave. Life is too short to be around people who behave that way. People who don’t add any monetary value to your life will fire advice about how quitting impacts the CV negatively, but the reality is that in sticking with a miserable employer, you will under perform and that in itself is a disservice to all the years you invested in building skills. You’re not an unlimited data plan, know your limits and don’t cross them.

3. Listen > Speak

As often as possible, stay silent and observe. Mark Cuban was a billionaire on the first season of Shark Tank and he’s still one in the 7th season. The remainder 8 judges (frequent and guest) combined aren’t even half of his net worth combined. There are many reasons for this, but the key is listening and its demonstrated time & again on the show that billionaires listen, ask questions, offer suggestions and only jump when all the cards are on the table. Your MBA may compel you to appear brute as a show of force, but its unwise in the long run.

4. Mind Your Business

And do on to others as you would have them do onto you. Keep your personal affairs at home. Your colleagues will never be life long friends, keep those delusions to the side. Never divulge your personal matters to co workers. That is unless you want to break rule #1 and want to see your personal affairs become fodder for office gossip.

5. Prevention > Cure

If you’re sick, stay home. If you do this, you will spare your co workers and possibly experience a pay cut. If you don’t do this, you will get paid, get nothing done and infect colleagues for no good reason. Live with the decision you make but the best advice is to rest up asap you can recover accordingly. Exploit unlimited internet plans and enjoy recovery.

Stay tuned for more.

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