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“Ride On” Movie Review: Jackie Chan Pays Homage to Kung Fu Stuntmen

Thanks to a giveaway hosted by fellow influencer Kiflimally, I was able to win two tickets to the premiere screening of Ride On at Dadi Cinema Pavilion KL on April 7th, 2023. Jackie Chan plays Luo Zhilong, a forgotten and ageing stuntman caught up in a custody battle over his beloved stunt horse. The film, directed by Larry Yang Zi, pays homage to Chinese film history and the contributions of kung fu stuntmen.

While Chan co-leads the story with Chinese actress Liu Haocun 刘浩存 and actor Guo Qilin 郭麒麟, his equine co-star, Red Hare 赤兔, steals the show with an emotional connection to Chan’s character. Some notable stars like Andy On 安志杰, Joey Yung 容祖儿, Wu Jing 吴京, Stanley Tong 唐季礼, Ray Lui 吕良伟, and Aarif Rahman 李治廷 play supporting and cameo roles.

Unlike Chan’s usual action-packed dramas, Ride On is a film that touches the heart, with satisfying fight scenes complemented with genuine emotional moments. I was surprised by how much I cried throughout the movie, especially during the scenes with Red Hare and Chan’s character. Both of them connected and expressed their emotions so well.

Happy 69th Birthday to Jackie Chan

Overall, the Ride On premiere was a memorable event, especially given that it occurred on Jackie Chan’s 69th birthday. Fans of Chan and Chinese film history, as well as anyone looking for a touching and heartwarming story, should see this film.

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MAGGI Works with Women’s Ministry & Tech Firms to Improve Women’s Involvement in the Digital Economy

The launch of Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI® 2023 graced by Minister of Women, Family and Community Development. (Left to Right) Geetha Balakrishna, Juan Aranols, YB Dato’ Sri Nancy Shukri, Chuah Jia Wen, Nicole Tan, Ayeshah Mirzha

Through its Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI® (‘PMWCBM’), MAGGI® is reaffirming its dedication to empowering women and small business owners. In collaboration with Google, Meta, and TikTok, MAGGI® has announced the third edition of PMWCBM in honour of International Women’s Day in 2023. This partnership provides a thorough upskilling workshop and masterclass centred on social media content creation, personal development, and how to expand a food business. More than 3,500 women nationwide have been impacted by the programme since its launch in 2020

Panel Discussion on “Digital Upskilling of Women Entrepreneurs” . (Left to Right) Nana Mahazan, Geetha Balakrishna, Chuah Jia Wen, Nicole Tan, Ayeshah Mirzha, Sheila Rusly, Anne Idris

“This year’s International Women’s Day theme, #EmbraceEquity, aligns with our ministry’s goal of promoting women’s active participation in the workforce. Upskilling women and marginalised communities with digital skills will provide
new income opportunities, narrowing the gender equality gap. Gender equality requires the involvement, cooperation and support of various stakeholders. We’re pleased to be part of this encouraging collaboration between the private and public sector. MAGGI ® will work with the Ministry on grassroot community outreach with a key focus on the B40 community, offering upskilling workshops and engagement sessions to help them tap into the digital economy.”

Said YB Dato’ Sri Nancy Shukri, Minister of Women, Family, and Community Development (KPWKM)
YB Dato’ Sri Nancy Shukri, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM)

Nestlé has observed International Women’s Day for many years as an important milestone to celebrate women’s achievements around the world.

“We recognise the progress made in the journey so far, while we renew our commitment to continue making positive changes towards building diversity, equity and inclusivity in Malaysia, for women and for all. With the advent of digitalisation, Nestlé and MAGGI® are embracing gender equity by upskilling and empowering women in the digital age, whilst building their confidence and helping them elevate their food businesses.”

Said Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad

Social media influencers and content creators are essential to a brand’s outreach with the rise of social media and the growth of the digital landscape. Women in Malaysia have numerous opportunities to generate sustainable income from food content and level up their food businesses with digital skills and capabilities. By working with renowned digital leaders like Google, Meta, and TikTok, MAGGI® is going one step further to advance Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI® to the next level.

A brand-new online module is being offered as part of this year’s Bengkel Online Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI® for participants who want to start their journey as food-based content creators, either as individuals or business owners. The chance to attend a Masterclass: Food Influencer and Content Creator with MAGGI® is also offered to participants. In addition to sharing tips, best practices, and advice on content creation, experts from Google, Meta, and TikTok also share stories from successful influencers to motivate participants. Following a thorough selection process, 21 winners will be chosen to receive a contract with MAGGI® and be part of an exclusive mentorship program to become food content creators.

“As we progress along to support women in their upskilling journey, it is important to
remind all that we must always strive for progress and make a difference, no matter how small. So we should constantly ask ourselves, ‘Apa perubahan anda hari ini?’ (‘What changes did you make today?’). We are confident that through the Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI® , we can continue to encourage women to make a positive change as aligned with MAGGI® CukupRasa’s ‘Tak Kenal, Tak Cinta’ (‘Never Try, Never Know’) spirit.”

Said Geetha Balakrishna, Business Executive Officer of MAGGI® of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad

For more information about the Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI® 2023,
visit https://www.maggi.my/en/maggi-happenings/maggi-cukup-rasa/

About MAGGI ®
MAGGI® is a recognised global brand that has become a household name in Malaysia. Its core mission is to create good-food moments that bring families closer together. Through its wide range of products and food solutions, MAGGI® helps mothers to prepare tasty and balanced homemade meals for their families every day. The brand is also committed to the ever-evolving needs of meal providers, providing new products and ideas, which continue to delight and inspire Malaysian families on the goodness of homemade. To learn more, please visit www.maggi.my or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MaggiMalaysia.

A wefie with songstress, Ernie Zakri who’s belting the new version of MAGGI Cukup Rasa theme song

About Nestlé Malaysia
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer. Headquartered in Switzerland, Nestlé is present in more than 180 countries around the world, and our 270,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. Our performance is driven by our Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nourishing Malaysians since 1912, Nestlé has earned the trust of our consumers through our quality brands and products. We are committed to improving the lives of the communities in which we operate, whilst maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity.

This is in line with our promise of delivering GOOD FOOD, GOOD LIFE to all. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit www.nestle.com.my or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Nestle.Malaysia.

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Resipi Berani MAGGI® is Back with Season 2

 12 Finalists of Resipi Berani MAGGI S2

MAGGI® is back with its six-episode reality show, Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2. From a pool of 2,000 women, 12 mentees made the cut to take on a series of culinary and entrepreneurial challenges for the grand champion title. 

The reality show returns with its three prominent MAGGI® Mentors – Food Enthusiast and Brand Ambassador of MAGGI® CukupRasa, Datin Paduka Eina Azman; Director, Producer, Actress and Owner of The Dim Sum Place, Sheila Rusly; and Entrepreneur Icon and Owner of My Mum’s Bakery, Anne Idris – who will nurture the 12 mentees throughout the reality series in various Feedback Mentorship Sessions. For Season 2 which is hosted by Nana Mahazan (also the host for Season 1), the series will feature four celebrity guest judges – Stacy Anam, Betty Rahmad, Aisya J, and Chef Sherson Lian.

“We are excited to showcase the second season of the reality show to help further upskill and empower more women in terms of enhancing their business acumen, whilst providing them with a platform to both shine and achieve their dreams. Watch how the mentees step outside their comfort zones, undergo hurdles, build their self-confidence, and grow guided by MAGGI’s experienced Mentors and our new line-up of celebrity guest judges!”

“The MAGGI reality show aims to showcase and celebrate the mentees’ transformational journey in growing a food business to inspire women to take the leap of faith and embark on something new, ushering in positive change and improvement into their lives. We have witnessed discernible transformation in the mentees who won in the first season, and how they have truly inspired and impacted the lives of many others too,”

said Geetha Balakrishna, Business Executive Officer of MAGGI®, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad.

Besides receiving a seed capital of RM8,000, the grand winner of the Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2 will undergo an intensive 8-week mentorship programme with entrepreneur icon, Anne Idris, focusing on upscaling a food business, managing branding strategies and cost efficiencies.

The Second and Third place winners will receive a seed capital of RM5,000 each.

Resipi Berani MAGGI® is a culmination of the Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI®, which aims to inspire more women to step out of their comfort zones, embracing the ‘Tak Kenal, Tak Cinta’ (‘Never Try, Never Know’) spirit. The programme is hosted in partnership between MAGGI® and Google Malaysia, featuring a series of Bengkel Online Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI® focusing on building self-confidence, improving business skills through digital upskilling and enhancing cooking skills. The 12 finalists of Resipi Berani MAGGI® were selected from a pool of over 2,000 women who participated in the series of upskilling workshops in 2021.

The 12 finalists in the Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2 are:

  • Anastasia Maigi (Sabah)
  • Kalarani D/O Subramaniam (Putrajaya)
  • Mellony Anak Stephen (Sarawak)
  • Nazrina binti Zamani (Selangor)
  • Noraslinda binti Rusli (Selangor)
  • Norli binti Mohd Azmi (Selangor)
  • Kentila D/O Veerayah (Selangor)
  • Nur Syahidah Aimullah binti Abdul Rahim (Kedah)
  • Nurul ‘Syaza Shahirah binti A. Samsuddin (Malacca)
  • Nurul Hajar Ismail (Johor)
  • Rozana Sari binti Roslan (Pahang)
  • Suzaimi binti Zahari (Terengganu)

I am very honoured to be invited to attend the Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2 – Exclusive Watch Party last Wednesday and I must say I had fun watching Episode 1 with my fellow bloggers. I still remember the hall had a good laugh from the reactions of the mentors especially the witty Sheila Rusly and also some finalists who gave spontaneous and unexpected answers to the questions asked by the mentors. There was one saying that she loves menembak (shooting) and everyone in the watch party laughed so hard at her impetuous answer. Eventually she used to be a military reserve force. Bang! Bang!

Catch the episode for more excitement and see how these ladies learn to build their cooking hobby into a profitable business.

The upcoming Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2 reality show will be aired at 4.30 pm on TV3 every Friday for 6 weeks beginning 8 July, with a repeat at 11.30 am on Saturday. Viewers can also stream the episodes through MAGGI®’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/maggimalaysia) from 5.00 pm every Friday, 8 July onwards.  

For more info, check out MAGGI® website: https://www.maggi.my/

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FREE Movie again! – Unbeatable 激戰


Hurray!!! Won 2 FREE movie tickets (this time from KLIPS). The movie is 激戰 (Unbeatable). The step to win this movie was simple. Just share a link from KLIPS on my Facebook and Twitter. And done!

I have been eyeing on this movie for quite some time. After the young Malaysian actress, Crystal Lee 李馨巧 won the Best Actress award and Nick Cheung 張家輝 won Best Actor award in the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival last June.

Such a great honour for being able to be in the movie premier.

I don’t think I want to share with you about what this movie is about. But let me share my feelings after watching it. This movie is definitely worth your money. Not only you can see the dedication of each main actors, namely Nick, Crystal and Eddie Peng 彭於晏, you can also see what Mixed Martial Art (MMA) is all about!


Being someone who has been involved in working out; gym, COBC bootcamp and MetCon X, I could really feel the intensity and pain both the two main actors have gone through prior shooting. OMG! Every part of the body. Every muscle is screaming in pain… every minute, every second. But the outcome is what we can witness in the movie. Toned, abs, chest, arms, legs, muscles. (Suddenly, Eddie Peng became my motivation).

Found some clips on Youtube. Let’s watch the clips below. Don’t forget to watch the movie in the cinema fast. You won’t regret.


Avatar : Before & After

Frankly speaking, after watching Avatar, I wondered why were there so many movie-goers who loved it so much and highly appraising this movie. To me, it’s just another money-earning, commercialized film which did not impress me. I, personally, am not into sci-fi and fictional movies as I couldn’t relate the story to the real world.
If this movie is about love, well, I do agree that love could be across the border at times… But I don’t believe falling in love with an "alien"…
If this movie is about the environment, I think it could be better if the story is about people saving our earth. But not some other planet called Pandora… (BTW, the names used are so fake, dull and inconvincing)…
If this movie is about the ugly side of human-beings, well, why don’t they talk about our own human race disgracing our own planet and animals, creating war against other countries, polluting the earth and other shameful stuff people do.
I just couldn’t relate the whole idea to us…
Anyway, I got the tickets free. So, I have no objections watching it at the first place.
P/S : I am not against the movie creator or his team. I am just writing my feelings as someone who is not a sci-fi movie lover (like how some non-drama movie lovers do)