Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Change The Cycle by Carousell

In line with Earth Day next week, Carousell did some research about the fashion industry and they found some really interesting facts about the waste that is being generated from a single piece of clothing. They have created a #ChangeTheCycle movement on Carousell to encourage people like you to sell your preloved clothes to save the environment and also earn some extra cash!

I believe everyone should dress well, have a proper carrier when they shop and have proper straws to suck on when they drink carbonated drinks. Technology for green products are actually readily available too. Moderate consumption is key and sometimes, our lifestyle changes and we may not need the things we used to have anymore. Others might need it more now and they probably would not use it for too long. This is especially prevalent in luxury styles that we no longer adhere to but others might.

So, if it is still in pristine condition, why not pass it down and cash in for yourself? That is like paying yourself for taking care of your preloved items!

On a very personal note, just don't be a bitch when someone has given you an extremely positive review and you give a subpar one without reasons.


Friday, April 12, 2019

Sensational Magician Eric Chien’s Winning Trick Makes Him the First Taiwanese to be Crowned Winner of Asia’s Got Talent

After an intensive 10-week search in Asia which saw hundreds of hopeful acts from across 17 countries auditioning for that one big break, the viewers have voted, and their votes have crowned nimble-fingered magician from Taiwan, Eric Chien, as the winner of Asia’s Got Talent Season 3.

His poetic slight-of-hand tricks has set him apart from other Asia’s Got Talent performers, dazzling millions across Asia, and eventually clinching him the win this evening. It is the first time a Taiwanese has landed on this accolade since Asia’s Got Talent started its Season 1 in 2015.

It was a tough competition in last week’s Grand Final show with eight other talented Grand Finalists – hip hop and street dance 16-member crew JUNIOR GOOD VIBES from the Philippines, Taiwanese dance crew MANIAC Family, the feminine yet strong hijab-clad girl group NAMA from Malaysia, contemporary acrobatic dance duo Power Duo from the Philippines, nimble-fingered shadow play master Shadow Ace from the Philippines, powerful and groovy singer Siti Saniyah from Indonesia, human calculator YAASHWIN SARAWANAN from Malaysia and gravity-defying Cyr Wheel performer YANG SHIH HAO from Taiwan. Eric Chien had ultimately proven to be the crowd’s favourite, rallying the most votes to walk away with the grand prize of US$100,000.



Asia’s Got Talent Season 3 culminated tonight at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, with a star-studded performance by powerhouse judges David Foster, Anggun and Jay Park. The thunderous applause from the floor when David opened the judges’ performance proved the legendary status of the 16-times Grammy Award winner. He elevated the show with the addition of American Idol sensation Pia Toscano and classical crossover vocalist Fernando Varela who stunned the audiences with their powerful vocal prowess singing “You Raise Me Up” and “All By Myself”; Anggun breathed new life into Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla’s famous classic “Caruso”, delivering an impossible operatic duet with the late Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Finally, Jay Park brought the house down with the premiere performance of his long-awaited new single “K-Town”, which was produced in collaboration with famed American Record Producer Hit Boy, first on Asia’s Got Talent.

“Asia’s Got Talent has really been an important platform that allowed me to showcase my magic to the world. Given the stiff competition, I didn’t see this win coming. It’s a humbling experience. I would like to thank all acts of Season 3 that have come together to show the world the talents we have in Asia,” said Eric Chien, winner of Asia’s Got Talent Season 3. “As the first Taiwanese act to come out top, I really hope I've made everyone back at home proud and inspired more magicians to come forward.”

“Asia’s Got Talent Season 3 has seen a diversified display of talents; exceeding expectations of talent shows as well as geographical representation. We have also seen a new phenomenon where fans have risen above nationalistic feelings, and casted their votes for acts based on merits and appeal. All these have anchored Asia’s Got Talent as a valued platform for talented Asian acts. I am grateful that these world-class performances have given AXN great content to deliver a high-quality production to delight and thrill our global audiences and this has made AXN the #1 International channel during Asia’s Got Talent Season 3’s premiere timeslot collectively in Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore*! Finally, I would like to congratulate Eric Chien on the well-deserved win, and a big thank you to the remaining eight finalists and judges David Foster, Anggun and Jay Park, for another amazing season of Asia’s Got Talent,” said Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Networks and Distribution, Sony Pictures Television.

Asia’s Got Talent is supported by regional sponsors Princess Cruises, the official cruise line of Asia’s Got Talent; Great Eastern, the market leader and a well-established trusted brand in Malaysia and Singapore, and GoDaddy, the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures.

VietJet, Asia’s Got Talent’s official airline.

Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s leading business, leisure and entertainment destination, is the official destination partner of Asia’s Got Talent.

Asia’s Got Talent is the 67th adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.

Follow @AXNAsia, and its tags #AsiasGotTalent and #AXNAsia for more details.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Malaysia 2019 - Retreat at DoubleTree Hilton, Johor

You only worked for four days and you said you are tired? Have you tried working for eighteen years? 😂

Celebrities young or old when they are on tour, they have at least a day break in between to reassess themselves, have time for a proper meal and probably a power nap. Whereas for me, I worked more than six hours entertaining more than one person that week, how could I not be spent? I am not saying I hate what I do but it does take a lot of mental, physical and spiritual energy. There are days where I would just actually sit and they are lucky enough if I could roll out my tongue and speak.

It was indeed a fruitful and enjoyable week and because of that, I deserve a retreat! No?

A few weeks ago, after four days of being back at my beloved hometown - yes, what is there not to love about my hometown? Everything runs pretty much smoothly I daresay. I am not discounting other countries that I have travelled to but it is always good to be back even though times may be hard.

Walau hujan emas di negeri orang, lebih baik hujan batu di negeri sendiri. Classic idiom equivalent to the grass always seems greener on the other side - but that's probably because you forgot to water your own lawn.

Back to the grind now.

Meet the Nine Grand Finalists Vying for the Coveted Top Spot in Asia’s Got Talent Season 3

This season on Asia's Got Talent gets more amazing with powerful vocals, acrobatics moves, and brain power. All of them are equally good and it is hard to make a guess this time round whch act will clinch the top prize!

Remember to vote!

All nine acts will be up for public voting and only one act will be crowned the winner of Asia’s Got Talent and awarded the grand prize of US$100,000. Voting opens from Thursday, 4 April until Wednesday, 10 April, 11:59pm, and fans can vote via Google Search and Facebook Messenger. For more information on voting, visit www.AXN-Asia.com/AGTVote.

Asia’s Got Talent Season 3 will culminate next Thursday, 11 April at 8:30pm (7:30pm JKT/BKK) on AXN with the Results Show. To follow the journey of this season’s acts, subscribe to the official AXN Asia YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/AXNAsia.

Asia’s Got Talent is supported by regional sponsors Princess Cruises, the official cruise line of Asia’s Got Talent; Great Eastern, the market leader and a well-established trusted brand in Malaysia and Singapore, and GoDaddy, the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures.

VietJet, Asia’s Got Talent’s official airline.

Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s leading business, leisure and entertainment destination, is the official destination partner of Asia’s Got Talent.

Asia’s Got Talent is the 67th adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.

AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including two record-breaking seasons of Asia’s Got Talent, five seasons of the award-winning The Amazing Race Asia; The Elements: Cosentino; Adventure Your Way; Cash Cab Asia and Cash Cab Philippines; The Apprentice Asia; Cyril: Rio Magic; Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition; and Cyril: Simply Magic.

Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 133 million households across 21 territories and is available in both SD and HD. AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.


















Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Asia's Got Talent - Philippine’s Junior Good Vibes Receives Second Judges’ Pick

Dance crew Junior Good Vibes gave a thrilling and emotional performance in last night’s episode of Asia’s Got Talent where they received the Judges’ Pick, joining Siti Saniyah (Indonesia), MANIAC FAMILY (Taiwan) and Shadow Ace (Philippines) to perform in the Grand Final Show on April 4, 2019 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore where they will be one of the nine to stand a chance to win USD100,000.



The seven remaining acts of the night will be up for voting, and the two acts with the most votes after the voting period closes will head to the Grand Final. The voting period starts now to Sunday at 11:59pm (10:59pm JKT/BKK).

Google Search Voting
Fans can vote for their favorite act by searching for “Asia’s Got Talent Vote” on Google. Simply click on the photo of the act you would like to vote for, use the slider to determine how many votes you want to allocate to the acts and click ‘Submit Votes’. You can allocate up to 10 votes per day on Google Search Vote.

Facebook Messenger Voting
Fans can vote via Facebook Messenger by clicking ‘Send Message’ button on the Asia’s Got Talent Facebook page, or look up “Asia’s Got Talent” on Facebook Messenger. Click "Get Started" and you will see a photo carousel of the acts eligible for voting. Scroll through the carousel until you see your favorite act, then click to vote.

You may repeat the process up to a maximum of 10 votes per day of the voting period.

For more details on voting, visit www.AXN-Asia.com/AGTVote.



New episode of Asia’s Got Talent airs every Thursday at 8:30pm (7:30pm JKT/BKK) on AXN. To follow the journey of this season’s acts, check out #AXNAsia and #AsiasGotTalent.

To watch extended highlights of Asia’s Got Talent and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, fans can subscribe to the official AXN Asia YouTube Channel at www.YouTube.com/AXNAsia and full coverage on www.AXN-Asia.com/AsiasGotTalent

AXN has also teamed up with Google to add a Google Assistant Action of the show experience, where fans can playfully interact with the hosts and learn more about the show, the judges and the acts on their mobile devices. Fans can activate the Google Assistant and simply say “Talk to Asia’s Got Talent” to get the conversation started.

Asia’s Got Talent is supported by regional sponsors Princess Cruises, the official cruise line of Asia’s Got Talent; Great Eastern, the market leader and a well-established trusted brand in Malaysia and Singapore, and GoDaddy, the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures.

VietJet, Asia’s Got Talent’s official airline.

Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s leading business, leisure and entertainment destination, is the official destination partner of Asia’s Got Talent.

Asia’s Got Talent is the 67th adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.

AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including two record-breaking seasons of Asia’s Got Talent, five seasons of the award-winning The Amazing Race Asia; The Elements: Cosentino; Adventure Your Way; Cash Cab Asia and Cash Cab Philippines; The Apprentice Asia; Cyril: Rio Magic; Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition; and Cyril: Simply Magic.

Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 133 million households across 21 territories and is available in both SD and HD. AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.