Sunday, July 14, 2019

Combat Childhood Obesity by Healthy Eating

Do you know that 1 in 4 children are having problem with obesity ? Childhood obesity can profoundly affect children's physical health, social, emotional well-being and self esteem. It is also associated with poor academic performance and a lower quality of life experienced by the child but how we as a parent could combat childhood obesity ? For this post, I will be sharing my experience after attended the "Eat Like A Pro" Workshop to educate kids on healthy eating.


First, we need to identify the sugar level that our kids are having daily. How much sugar should a kid have each day ? Kid between two and 18 should eat fever than 6 teaspoons of added sugar per day. That's about 25 grams of sugar or 100 calories. Kids and teens should limit their intake of sugar-sweetened drinks to no more than 8 ounces weekly. Do you know the sugar level for our favourite drink, Bubble Milk Tea ? Yes, each glass of Brown Boba Milk (500ml) consist of 92 grams of sugar, which is 3 times higher than the sugar in a 320 ml of Coca Cola and Bubble Milk Tea worst with 102.5 grams of sugar which is equivalent to 20.5 tea spoon of sugar. Wow !!!
Some parents might said that they don't let their children having all these milk tea and soft drinks but do you know that fresh juice and healthy drinks also contain high level of sugar ? Check out the chart below...
Besides reduce our kids sugar intake, we need to incorporate healthy food options into our kids' daily diets and how to make healthy eating more appealing to their appetites. Miss Goo Chui Hoong, Consultant Dietician said the "Eat Like A Pro" campaign and recipes are a perfect starting point for those looking for fun and simple ways to add some extra nutrition into our kids' meals. Miss Goo also shared some of her food which looks appealing and yet delicious for kids i.e. the meat ball spaghetti and mini burger.
Goo Chui Hoong, Consultant Dietician shared some important tips on healthy eating
The half-day workshop that was held at the One Badminton Academy, Kepong saw participation from over 100 children and parents. 
Michelle Pang, Brand Marketing Specialist of Beko Appliances Malaysia
Mr Chan Lock, CEO of Beko Appliances Malaysia said that Beko already sports a wide range of appliances featuring innovative and helpful technologies to deliver healthy food at its best. Beko's Eat Like A Pro is all about encouraging kids to eat healthier by showcasing the diets of their sporting role models. They are pleased to be working together with Ampang Jaya Badminton Club ("AJBC") to inspire Malaysian children to eat and live healthier.
The highlight of the session was the appearance of our Olympic silver medalist, Chan Peng Soon who was on hand to share his own eating habits, approach to diet as well as provide attendees with a unique opportunity to get Olympic-level badminton tips and tricks. 
Kids listen attentively with the tips given by Peng Soon
Peng Soon also guide all the participants with the Beko blender to blend out a healthy drink for the kids to try out. It is very simple. Just add in fresh green apples, limes, mint leaves and water at Beko blender and within 2 minutes, the healthy drinks are ready to served and the kids do love it too.
Add all the ingredients in the blender
Relax
Drinks are ready to be served in just 2 minutes
Yummy Yummy Yummy !!! 
By 2025, 70 million kids around the world would suffer from obesity.. Eat Like A Pro is Beko global initiative to help parents around the world feed our kids more healthy food. With the support from partners FC Barcelona, the Barca Foundation and UNICEF, carried out a worldwide survey in 18 different countries across 13,500 kids between 6 to 10 years old to gauge kids' awareness on sports and healthy eating. 80% of kids stated that they would eat healthier food if they knew their favourite heroes did too which I'm definitely agreed on this. 
 After the talk, the kids had their chance to play with Peng Soon.

For more information on Beko Malaysia, do visit their website at www.beko.my and facebook page at www.facebook.com/BekoMalaysia. To learn more about the Eat Like A Pro campaign, do visit www.beko.my/eatlikeapro
For AJBC, do follow their facebook at www.facebook.com/ampangjayabc and court reservations and rentals at One Badminton Academy Kepong, do call them at 012-3766916.
After the workshop, Mommy Jane had spend some times to play badminton with my Little Angel, WT
Mommy Jane and Little Angels enjoyed joining the Eat Like A Pro workshop. We don't know that our favourite drink, Bubble Milk Tea contains so much of sugar which is more than 3 times sugar level for our kids. Times to reduce our Bubble Milk Tea intake now and more exercise in the future to reduce our weight. Since my Little Angels love to play badminton and cycling, Mommy Jane will bring them to the playground every weekend to have an active lifestyle and bonding session. Mommy Jane will also make a healthy meal for my Little Angels to bring it to school daily. Healthy Kids are Happy Kids. Let's do our part in reducing the obesity amongst our kids.





Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Marvel Avengers Exhibition at Pavilion KL

For all the fans of Marvel Avengers, Good News to all of you !!! The Marvel Studio 10 Years of Heroes exhibition is finally landed in Malaysia. The exhibition is currently ongoing until 27 October 2019 at Level 10 of Pavilion Elite Kuala Lumpur. The actual props and costumes from the movies are here for the first time ever !!!

Held in Singapore last year, the exhibition will feature original and movie accurate artefacts that were featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the last decade which include the props, costumes and concept art from Iron Man all the way to Avengers : Endgame.
Mommy Jane and 5 Little Angels are fans of Marvel Avengers too and on the 2nd day of opening i.e. Sunday, 30th July 2019, we went to the exhibition to meet up with our favourite Marvel Avengers, took photo with them and join the fun activities there. We reached around 4.30 p.m. and spend 1 hour touring the whole exhibition.
The queue was long and everyone were excited to go in. The exhibition is split into 10 sections for us to immerse ourselves in interactive installations dedicated to our favourite superheroes. The first section is the photobooth where we key in our names and take a photo. Once done, we went to another section where we could see all the histories of the movies of Avengers from start till the Endgame. We could read the title of the Avengers movie, date of release, director, plot and the photo of each and every release.
Next we proceed to the Marvel Studios' Iron Man where we get the chance to enter Tony Stark's lab in Stark Industries and admire the Hall of Armor. It showcases the evolution of Iron Man suits specifically Mark II. Mark V and Mark VI. It also features a 3D projection of over 40 Iron Man suits in Tony Stark's high-tech lab as well as the actual arc reactor Robert Downey Jr. wears in Avengers: Endgame.
Take a stand among Mark II. Mark V and Mark VI suits
Actual arc reactor Robert Downey Jr. wears in Avengers: Endgame
3D projection of over 40 Iron Man
We got to feel what it's like to carry Captain America's shields and set our eyes on the actual USO Shield (from 2011's The First Avenger) and Stealth Shield (2014's The Winter Soldier) which were flown in especially for this exhibition.
When we enter the realm of Asgard through the Bifrost, we snap a photo with a life-size sculpture of Thor, the God of Thunder. Check out his hammer Mjolnir, Stormbreaker and Loki's Scepter too from 2012's Avengers.

As we step into the Doctor Strange's Sanctum Santorum, we could try out at some reality and time bending magic. Look out also for the displays of the Sorcerer Supreme's costume and the Eye of Agamotto from his 3016 solo movie.
My Little Angels enjoyed dance with the adorable Baby Groot at the Guardians of the Galaxy's gallery.
Experience the majesty of Wakanda at the Black Panther cave, where the suit Chadwick Boseman wore in his 2018 solo movie is on displayed.
Do spot the pint-sized Ant-Man and the teeny tiny Hope Van Dyne on the life-sized statue of the Ant-Aman.
Transported into space with the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the most powerful Superhero, Captain Americ. The costumes worn by Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) herself which includes her original iconic brown leather Civilian Costume and her Starforce costume.
At the Avengers gallery, we get to experience "The Decimation" for ourselves and witness the consequences of the massive fallout in Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Get close and personal with Mad Titan, Thanos and the Nano Gauntlet from Avengers: Endgame (2019).



For adults, we will get a limited edition Marvel Avengers All Access Card printed with our photo and for my Little Angels, every station that they had completed, they will get a chop at their Marvel's Avengers activities booklet and once completed, they could redeem a limited edition batch.
There are Marvel merchandise from t-shirts, bags, collectible items and stationery to purchase at their retail area. 
Check out their Marvel Studios 10 Years Class Photo Wall too...
Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes exhibition is held from 28th June till 27th October 2019 from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. at Level 10, Pavilion Elite, Pavilion KL. For more information, do visit their website at www.disney.my/marvel-studios-ten-years-of-heroes-exhibition.
This exhibition was launched by our Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir and it is a must-to-see exhibition for all the Marvel Avengers' fans. My Little Angels had enjoyed themselves so much and at this exhibition, they have the opportunity to see the and touch the props, statues, collections and the concept art from the films of their beloved MCU up on this display. Do not miss it out !!!










Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Lérz' Tea & Coffee at the Starling Mall

For Bubble Tea, Milky Tea, Fruit Tea and Macchiato lovers, Good News to all of you !!! Lérz' Tea & Coffee is opening now at the Starling Mall and in conjunction with their Official Launching, they're offering BUY 1 FREE 1 for their 5 signature drinks from 1st July to 7th July 2019 !!!
Their 5 signature drinks are Pearl Milk Tea, Plum Green Tea, Caramel Black Tea Macchiato, Wintermelon Macchiato and Matcha Green Tea. The promotion is not only 1 day but 7 days. Wow.... Can't wait to try it all now !!! 
Grand Opening of Lérz' Tea & Coffee with their Bear Mascot
Lérz' Tea & Coffee is located at Kiddomo playland. There are 2 areas for you to enjoy your refreshing drinks i.e. inside the playland and outside the playland for the convenience of parents who send their kids to Kiddomo for a play or for shoppers who want to take-away or enjoy the drink in the cafe.
Lérz' Macha Green Tea at RM9.90
While my Little Angels enjoyed themselves at Kiddomo Playland, Mommy Jane bought a cup of Macha Green Tea to have my "me" times enjoying the drink that I love so much. Matcha generally has lots of benefits. It is rich in antioxidants which are helpful against cancer and aging. Lately, Macha became quite a craze in our Asian desserts. Lérz' Macha Green Tea is delicious and refreshing. It had a pleasant, smooth taste and creamy texture.
Lérz' Pearl Milk Tea at RM8.90
For Bubble Tea Milk Lovers, do try out Lérz' Pearl Milk Tea. Their pearls are freshly made daily and my Little Angels love their chewy pearls. The milk tea is creamy and had a refreshing sensation that evokes feelings of comfort.
Lérz' Tea & Coffee offered you variety of tea and coffee for you to choose from. The price are reasonable and owned by my 2 friends, Tommy Tong and Catherine Chai. Congrats to both of them for their achievements in producing and created the drinks locally that make all of us Malaysians proud. Check out their menu below...
The drinks are suitable for all the generations. For health reasons, you could choose the sugar and ice options. Normal sugar, less, half, slight or no sugar at all. For ice options, you could have normal ice, less or none ice at all. 
Tommy sometimes will personally make the drinks to his customers to ensure the quality is always there
Lérz' signature drinks include Pearl Milk Tea, Macha Green Tea and Superior Cocoa
Besides the drinks, Lérz' Tea & Coffee served some snacks and had their own merchandise items that you might want to have it. Purchase Lérz' Thermis Flask now at only RM99 and you could enjoy RM1 off for every drink that you purchase. Times to save our environment by Reuse, Reduce and Recycle !!!
Lérz' Tea & Coffee is located at Kiddomo Cafe of Lot R-326, Level 3, The Starling, No. 6, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. For more information and promotion, do visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/lerzmalaysia and Instagram page at www.instagram.com/lerzmalaysia/?hl=ms.
We tasted the drinks at Lérz' Tea & Coffee and we love it so much. Definitely will come again this weekend to enjoy the BUY 1 FREE 1 promotion valid till this Sunday only. Don't miss it out and don't say I BOJIO !!!