Tuesday, 2 September 2014

David Tao's Wedding Banquet

David Tao's Wedding Banquet

TAIPEI - Taiwanese singer-songwriter David Tao's wedding banquet on Aug 31 was a star-studded event as Mandopop's biggest stars Jay Chou, Wang Leehom, JJ Lin and Jam Hsiao attended the luxurious 55-table banquet held at 6-star Mandarin Oriental Taipei.

According to Apple Daily Taiwan, 45-year-old Tao wed Penny Chiang, 29, after more than 2 years of dating. Chiang is the daughter of a Taiwanese businessman whose hardware business is worth NT$10 billion (S$419 million).

The banquet decor featured a purple theme and the atmosphere was described as heartwarming. The groom performed John Lennon's Love while holding his bride's hand and the newly-wed couple later sang Tao's love ballad Marry Me Today.

More information on http://news.asiaone.com/news/showbiz/mandopops-biggest-stars-attend-david-taos-wedding-banquet

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Malaysia National Day 2014 - This year’s heart-warming Merdeka ads

Tan Hong Ming - Malaysia National Day
REMEMBER Tan Hong Ming, the boy who was cajoled into revealing his girlfriend’s identity? And remember the look on Tan’s face when his girlfriend also confessed that he is her boyfriend?

Yes, it innocent love and even though it’s just an advertisement for National Day,  it’s remembered to this day for the simple message it conveys.

Tan Hong Ming in Love, commissioned by Petronas for the 50th Merdeka celebration in 2007, is a brief but powerful illustration of what Malaysia really is  — and should be — about.

National Day, or Merdeka, is a day to remember the historic moment as well as to reflect and ponder about how far Malaysia has progressed as a nation.

Moments that are tangible, such as the time when Malaysia’s first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman shout out “Merdeka” and put his fist up in the air as a sign of victory, is priceless.

Values of love and harmony — important elements in a nation of diverse people — are also common themes explored in Merdeka advertisements.

Here are some of this year’s Merdeka ads:

1. It’s Ok. We’re Family  (Company: Maxis)
2. Merdeka: Erti Sebuah Cinta (Company: Finas)
3. Merdeka: Erti Sebuah Cinta (Company: Finas)
4. Bersamamu Malaysia  (Company: Proton)
5. Malaysia. We Are Family (Company: DiGi)

More information on http://www.therakyatpost.com/life/living-life/2014/08/27/years-heart-warming-merdeka-ads-videos/

Malaysia National Day 2014 - Google's doodle a Merdeka floral

Malaysia National Day 2014 - Google's doodle a Merdeka floral

Google Malaysia commemorated the nation’s Independence Day in its Aug 31 welcome page with a hibiscus-inspired doodle designed by Malaysian artist Red Hong Yi.

More information on http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/08/31/google-doodle-for-merdeka-day/

Friday, 29 August 2014

10 Water Saving Tips

10 Water Saving Tips
The Star Online asked netizens for their best water-saving tips, and came back with these:

1. Reduce water pressure at timed intervals in public places to raise awareness.
2. Wash your car less - or not at all.
3. Take quick showers
4. Wash all your dirty dishes in one go
5. Do not use running water for washing
6. Catch warming-up water
7. Throw, don't flush
8. Wash full loads only
9. Water, not flood your plants
10. Boil only what you need

More information on http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/23/water-saving-tips/

Thursday, 28 August 2014

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Our mission is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. From our experience as the world's leading independent conservation body, we know that the well-being of people, wildlife and the environment are closely linked. That's why we take an integrated approach to our work.

We're striving to safeguard the natural world, helping people live more sustainably and take action against climate change. We spend a lot of time working with communities, with politicans and with businesses to find solutions so people and nature can thrive.

Our projects are innovative, collaborative and based on scientific evidence. And we think big. We run a number of Global initiatives focussing on the regions and challenges where we can make the biggest difference - from the Arctic and the Amazon to responsible fishing.

More information on www.wwf.org

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Childrens Fund UNICEF

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.  That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.

We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress.  UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.  We believe that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity.

We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.

We promote girls’ education – ensuring that they complete primary education as a minimum – because it benefits all children, both girls and boys. Girls who are educated grow up to become better thinkers, better citizens, and better parents to their own children.

We act so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases, and are well nourished, because it is wrong for a child to suffer or die from a preventable illness.

More information on www.unicef.org

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

World Vision - Sponsor A Child Now

World Vision - Sponsor A Child Now

A child’s place is in a family. Not on the street.
​Far too many children from impoverished families are forced to walk the streets, exposed to danger and exploitation. World Vision seeks to protect vulnerable children by preventing and responding to issues like child labour, abuse, and sexual exploitation.

How do you prevent crimes like child labour and child sex trafficking?
World Vision works with hospitals, schools, and law enforcement agencies to make child protection a priority, encouraging groups to raise awareness and advocate for child rights and protection.
We focus on the most vulnerable children – orphans, those who live on the street, and those who are not in school. Empowering these children with good education, while meeting needs like food and housing, can make all the difference.