September Favourites

sept favourites

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Lost on You by Yellow Claw and Phlake has that great, laid-back indie vibe and sick beats that I like.

I Wanna See Ya by Daiyan Trisha is so epic! I think our local music industry is so underrated. We have so many talented artists who deserves more love and appreciation from music lovers.

If you’re a fan of Chainsmoker music, you would probably love the vibe of this song too! Check it out on JOOX music apps and give Daiyan Trisha some love💕

Netflix

I love “The Great Hack” on Netflix this month. It is a documentary about how a data company named Cambridge Analytica breached and manipulated the online data during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In this current age of interconnectivity, this documentary is related to all of us as it reveals the insidious activities online. There are a lot of the quotes that are very short but impactful and I really like that. For example, “data is the most valuable asset on Earth” by Brittany Kaiser.

 

I-Land is a sci-fi thriller miniseries. I always love this type of genre as I feel like the plot is very thrilling and sometimes the truth is mind-blowing.

In this story, ten people woke up on a deserted tropical island and none of them have the memory of who they are or what happened to them in their past. Later, Chase learned that they are all under “rehabilitation simulation” where they are monitored closely to see if they will resume old behavioural patterns. If you like Hunger Games or Maze Runner, this is a pretty good pick!

I love this Givenchy shade because the shape of the frame is kind of unusual. It’s suitable to be worn on a daily basis because it is very simple and chic.

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At the end of July this year, I went on a press trip with Shu Uemura to Shanghai. It was one of the most incredible experience ever. I got to witness the launch of Shu Uemura Amplified Rouge range and tried out some of the products gifted by Shu Uemura.

Since then, I’ve been a huge fan of the Amplified Rouge range. They have two new addition to this range: Rouge Unlimited Amplified (satin sheen finish) & Rouge Unlimited Amplified Matte (velvet matte finish). The colours are definitely more intense & packaging feels very luxurious. Love the shade A RD 163 because it feels very rich and creamy on my lips.

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It wouldn’t be a surprise to you guys that I love Malaysian food by now, especially street food. I frequented this mihun stall at Jelutong quite often. Nothing too fancy, just very authentic & tasty local flavour.

Technology

Gucci launched their very own iOS app! The Gucci app lets cusotmers to virtually try on its Ace sneakers collection. Gucci colaborated with Wannaby, whereby they put the augmented realtiy (AR) technology into good use.

Users are not only able to “try on” the shoes that has different fit, size and style to create a 3D sneaker models. You can even move your feet and snap the shoes and share the snaps to your friends immediately! Definitely the fusion of fashion and technology at its finest.

iPhone 11 Pro was gifted to me by my loveee. As my work depends a lot on technology and gadgets, I got the 256GB one in midnight green. I think we can all agree that iOS is really fast and doesn’t disappoint.

I’m not a very technical person, but from the perspective of a social media influencer, I think the triple-camera system is quite an upgrade. It is able to capture up to 4x more scene (Ultra Wide ccamera so you can zoom in easily) and even relatively clearer pictures in low light.

It also offers the highest-quality video in any smartphone, with 4K video quality and excellent video stabilisation – all at 60 fps (frames per second). It means, in 1 minute, 60 fps video contains 3600 frames. You can get a smoother video as compared to the 30 fps of iPhone X.

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In mid-September, I took a break and went to Thailand. While I was in Bangkok, Thailand, I went to this amazing spa called Erb Spa. All the therapists were so friendly and welcoming that it makes the whole experience really luxurious.

After the spa session, I feel so relaxed and recharged. Highly recommend the Signature massge that includes: foot & hand massage, face mask and head massage for the first-timers.

Mskuan,

XOXO

Cittabella 报道: NEW WAVE:青春无非是一场梦 – CHRISTINNA KUAN

儿时已是父亲镜头下的模特儿,父女两记录下许多一帧又一帧漂亮美丽的照片,加上自小被时尚母亲的熏陶,培养出对时尚的美学鉴赏能力。中学时期已当起了时尚部落客,现在IG拥有大量的追踪者,年龄仅有二十出头已从网红摇身成为一名年轻的女老板,创办了UFCO Global Christinna.K品牌。

“我一直觉得被老天爷眷顾,非常幸运。”

这一路走来,Christinna的成就看似顺风顺水,出国参加过无数个时尚秀,在去年更获得W Entertechment猎星计划冠军,如今更有了自己的品牌。大家看见的只有她的光环,却没多少人问过她背后付出过的努力,从小母亲就为他们兄妹安排了许多课程,甚至不断带她参加各式各样的比赛,才促成她如今的风范。

巴掌脸、水汪汪的大眼睛,予人甜美亲切的形象,不但成为了时尚界的新宠,性格乐观开朗的她更少了一份违和感。除了爱时尚,其实她也很爱唱歌。曾经因为好玩随便录制过一首cover song,发布在自己的社交平台,意想不到地迎来不错的好评,更让她萌生想制作一张属于自己EP的想法,甚至想要找台湾音乐人Tank以及我国音乐人伍家辉合作。她笑言,这一切希望能够梦想成真。

天秤座的她当决定要做一件事,将不会理会旁人的反对甚至是恶言批评,因为她深知无法满足每一个人,只要是自己认为对的就勇敢去做,尤其是年轻的时候更不该胆怯。另外,她接下来会投入更多的公益活动,坦言自己很喜欢小朋友,希望借由自己渺小力量去帮助不幸的孩子们。如今重心放在事业上的她述说道,时机到了重心将会转至于组织家庭。所以在这还未来临之前,她都会奋不顾身地去实践想做的事,年轻无非是一场梦,不想要一无所有,不想蹉跎留白,就得拼得闯得轰轰烈烈。

感谢 Cittabella 的报道。更多详情可以浏览: http://www.cittabella.my/post/2019/NEWWAVE青春无非是一场梦CHRISTINNAKUAN

LV Fall-Winter 19’ Collection Japan Press Trip

At the end of the month May, I went on a press trip to Japan with Louis Vuitton! When I was given this opportunity, I was beyond excited as Louis Vuitton has always been a brand that I genuinely love from the bottom of my heart.

I was selected to represent Malaysia, together with Scha Alyahya, who’s a famous Malaysian actress. We had such a great time together there!

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Day 1

On 28th May (Tuesday), I flew over the Japan together with my photographer – Jaegen.

As soon as we touched down at Tokyo, we were welcomed by the LV team at Narita Airport.

We were escorted to Conrad Tokyo where we will be spending the next few nights.

Address: 1 Chome-9-1 Higashishinbashi, Minato City, Tokyo 105-7337, Japan.

We had some time to prep for the dinner with LV regional team & regional media at Namiki667.

Address: NAMIKI667 ハイアットセントリック 銀座店

After the dinner, we went to a Sky Lounge called “Stellar Garden” at level 33 of The Prince Park Tower Tokyo where it overlooks the majestic Tokyo Tower through the huge cascading glass panes.

The night view of the skyline was paranomic!

Address: 4-chome-8-1 Shibakoen, Minato City, Tokyo-to 105-0011, Japan.

After that, I went to Don Don Donki near our hotel. It’s like the Japanese version of 7Eleven – they have almost everything you need!

If you’re hungry in the middle of the night and craving for some snacks, this is the right place to go.

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Day 2

The main highlight on Day 2 was the Press Presentation for Fall-Winter 2019 by Nicolas Ghesquière at Amana Kaigan Studio.

Address: 3 Chome-9-18 Kaigan, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0022, Japan.

This collection is “geolocated” as the designer had taken inspired from Beaubourg where there are a melting pot of tribes & they get to express themselves freely.

I love that Ghesquière went with a more unconventional take on the designs and not just the basics. Everything at the presentation that really showcased Louis Vuitton’s classiness and innovation in fashion.

The particular design that caught my eyes was the Louis Vuitton Keepall designed by Virgil Abloh. He’s a pure fashion wizard!

Huge love for LV Malaysia for the incredible experience!

Had a fruitful day at the presentation with other international influencers from Singapore, Vietnam and so on.

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Day 3

A free & easy day for us to slow down the pace & bask in beauty of the land of sushissss. We took the opportunity to go for sightseeing around Tokyo city and did a few photo shoots in a couple of outfits.

1. TeamLab Planets

ADDRESS: 6 Chome-1-1 6 Toyosu, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0061, Japan.

At TeamLab Planets, they have is a group of artworks that form one borderless world. Here, you get all the fancy projections of lights & patterns – it’s truly a piece of art.

The digital art are very vibrant and has different variety. If you want to have a shot of creating Tara Milktea inspired photos, a visit to TeamLab Planet is a must!

2. おとんば

Address: 东京都新宿区高田马场4-9-18 畔上セブンビル1F

This roadside BBQ stall is visited by Jay Chou during one of the episodes of 锋味. They offer a wide variety of animal intestines and meat.

If you’re a Jay Chou fan and you’re planning to travel in Japan, you might as well add this into your itinerary 🙂

3. Chavaty Ice Cream

Address: 4 Chome-6 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan.

I was craving for some matcha ice cream when I was in Japan, so we decided to try out this matcha ice cream at Chavaty.

It tastes decent, but the best one is still the one I had at Hong Kong. A little bit disappointed but it still serves some matcha goodness nonetheless.

4. Shibuya

Address: 2 Chome-2-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0043, Japan.

If you’re in Shibuya and would like to take some Insta-worthy photos, the Shibuya crossing intersection is definitely a must-go.

The nightlife of this city is one brimming with energy and life!

One thing to bear in mind is that a lot of the shopping complexes and shops close around 8pm – 8:30pm, so if you’re planning to have a shopping spree at Japan, make sure to go early so you don’t have to rush.

Once again, thank you so much to Louis Vuitton for having me on this press trip to Japan. Have you guys been to Japan before? Feel free to comment some of the interesting places down below!

Mskuan,

XOXO

August ISSUE 2019 / SISTERS MAGAZINE

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90后,对于前路无所長惧,也男于表达自己的想法和信念。Jestinna Kuan & Christinna Kuan 妹花自小经母亲的栽培,有过不少舞台经验,对演艺圈或多或少有些概念与理解。或许是过往经验让她们身上散发着迷人的自信,对于人生目标与态度亦有着清晰的思路。眼看如今“网路红人”的势急升,的们希里自己不仅仅是一阵14潮而是可凭看自己的力量与各大平台继线发奋向前。

 

分享成为新时代“网络红人”的想法。

J: 我很幸运有个妹林在同行把彼此的强項加起来,就会比别人多一倍的力量。我有责任透过正面的心态与方式影响別人,尤其总年轻一派的网友,一味为了出名而是用心对作所有人事物。

C:网路紅人就像是集合了众人的认可,而我很幸运地得到大家的青就在分享之际我会以生活中所得的资讯中寻求灵感,亦会護慎过滤所得讯息。以免将负面的想达分享给大家。我的梦想是带着我的自创服裝品牌代表马来西亚走向世界神成将自己打造成品牌连同白创其至与其他设计师服装品牌带住海外甘敲大

对于网络红人的趋势又有何看法?

J:每个人有自己独特的气质与风格我们都依据自己的风格带出一些讯息,与大家分享自己的心得。

C:与其在各领域蜻蜓点水,不如就专注于单一的领域,而我就以时尚为主。

网络与现实世界中的你有任何差别?

J:照片中的我们都走酷始路线,让人大家产生难以接近错觉,但私底下我们都很疯,很好聊。

C:我喜欢很的气的事物,自然呈出很酪的感觉,亦造成大家的错觉吧!

是否和你当初的志愿相符?

J:差很多。我们最初纯粹學分享我们创作和生話心件随后开始有商家赞助,受道出席品牌活动等,也开始分享不样的生活体验。但其实,我本身是一名实习药剂师。

C:起初也不了解网路紅人的圈子但我喜欢在社交媒体上分享我的穿搭。才开始步步经营。或许是来白好妈的造传对于美感与服装搭配特別有一套,并开创了自家服装品牌。

现在的梦想是什么?

J:我希望成为“ the coolest pharmacist”,开玩笑的!不过,我的目标是开一间自己的药剂行,借助自己的影响力分享健康资讯,或以往没分享过的事。

C:我的梦想是带着我的自创服装品牌,代表马来西亚走向世界;抑或将自己打造成品牌,连同自创服装品牌带往海外,甚至与其他设计师合作。

目前最大的挑战是什么?

J:现阶段的我需要兼輛学业和工作。时间控制是我的拥战。

C:自己便是最大的挑战。我对自己要求很严格,我每天都要为自己立下目标或创作新事物,时刻警惕自己。

是否有令你感到恐惧的事?

J:对来来有很多的不确定性没有人会知道下一渡风潮是什么,也担心没有所谓永恒的事。庆幸的是,我还有自己的主业。

C:我担心科技会取代生活,甚至被滥用,进而影响大家的生活。万万没想到,如今却变成健康的生活平台,取决于我们如何应用。

对于想加入此圈子的朋友有何建议?

J:良好的心态最重要。在起步之际,要找子自己的方向与风格别勉似自己做出引人注目的事。只要真心分享,自然得到大众的欣赏。

C:“ Like” 和 “Followers”是其次,本身的创意与内容才是制胜美键。若一直担心数字起伏便无法享受其中,也无法长久经营。因此,做好本分最重要。

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Food Review: Kafka, Penang

Ever thought of why the name KAFKA is so familiar? If you’re a fellow Penangite, the name might remind you of a cafe that used to be at the airport, but surprisingly they have no relation at all!

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Kafka is tucked at the corner of Flying Club Penang, beside UOB bank near Gurney. The cafe’s name “Kafka” is actually inspired by Franz Kafka, a novelist & short-story writer who loves to drink coffee. It is also an acronym that stands for “cafe kaki“, which means people who loves to hang out at cafes.

Last week, our team went on a little taste test at Kafka, and guess what? The moment we entered the cafe – the cascading, transparent glass and abundance of lushness, we couldn’t help but fell in love with the ambient instantly. The space was previously used as a gym, so they did some refurbishing and voila!

The owners of the cafe – Sharon & Kishen welcomed us at the door with huge grin. They guided us to the reserved seat & presented their customised menu with handpicked dishes that they thought you guys would like.

On the first glance at their menu, they have everything from breakfast to lunch and dinner. If you see a (v) symbol at the side of the dish, those are dishes specially curated for vegetarians. So thoughtful!

1. Cinnamon French Toast (RM18.90) 🌱

First of all, the cinnamon French toast already looks great by itself. The colours of the strawberries and banana just made the savoury French toast look even more tantalising!

Their homemade butter milk and lemon juice is poured all over the French toast to give some flavour to it. You can also add the maple syrup and cream cheese in the two little teacups to your liking.

2. Beetroot Hummus Avocado Toast (RM22.90) 🌱

If you are not familiar with the name “beetroot”, don’t be scared because it is the first time for all of us in the team to try it too! Avocado and beetroot are the epitome of a healthy breakfast.

The beetroot hummus has a very strong scent that came off really quickly, but don’t be intimidated by it. With the buttery avocado, it actually tastes wholesome. The spinach by the side is slightly seasoned salt & pepper, topped with pamerson cheese. Their tomatoes are homemade too, very organic and healthy!

3. Fry Up Breakfast (RM27.90)

As the name probably suggested, everything on this plate is – fried up. The breakfast is a mix of pork sausage & Iberico bacon, sunny side up eggs, hash brown, assorted sautéed mushrooms & blistered tomatoes with crusty rye bread.

Iberico bacon is made from a type of pork that is of its finest quality, imported from Spain. Besides, rye bread has a softer crust than its other kinds, hence it is the best option best option. There you have it – a complete breakfast set to energise you to kickstart your day!

4. Iberico Bbq Spare Ribs (RM57.90)

The top notch Iberico pork ribs imported from Spain, glazed with barbecue sauce & broiled. It is also served with sweet potato fries & corn (my fav!)

The Iberico pork ribs have just the right amount of fatty layers that it makes the pork taste juicy with a tender texture that almost melts in your mouth !!!

5. Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Tomato Basil Soup (RM22.90) 🌱

If you’re in a hurry to fill your tummy, this is a good option as well. The crusty bread is layered with onion & cheese, with the tomato basil soup for you to dip the sandwich.

The cheese is especially aromatic & stretchy that it makes the texture of the sandwich really good. It’s a quick bite filled with all the cheesy goodness – you’ll just want to grab it again the next time.

6. Oreo milkshake (RM12.90)

This is the favourite of our team! The Oreo milkshake is finely blended with just the right level of sweetness. The whipped cream is also their homemade recipe, which adds to the fluffy texture.

It is surprisingly lightweight & honestly, nobody can resist how delicious Oreo is, right? Loveeee it to bits.

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All in all, we really enjoyed our dining experience there. We could really tell that they put a lot of thoughts into each of the food they created.

They also used mostly organic food and imported pork to prepare the dishes, so you can be rest assured with the quality of the food. Also, the Bee Goh Moi milkshake (RM15.90) is definitely worth a try too!

Recommended for anyone who likes healthy food that tastes good. A perfect place for a casual hang out with friends or even birthday celebrations. It’s a great cafe that serves honest (organic & real) food in a cosy, quaint setting.

Thank you so much for having our team there, Kafka ✨

Instagram: https://instagram.com/kafkapenang?igshid=b2ym0s20wchi

Webpage: https://kafka-coffee-shop.business.site

Address: 15, Jalan Kelawai, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Business hours:

Monday – Sunday: 8am – 10pm

Tuesday: 8am – 6pm

Phone number: 04-2189726