Sunday, January 31, 2016

Eat Well, Digest Well with Gaviscon this Chinese New Year

It’s a widely-known fact that Malaysians love food – so much so that the greeting “Have you eaten?” is more popular than “How are you?” That’s why the choices of cuisine are abundant and easily available at any time of the day in our country.


Food brings us together with our friends and family, especially during festive seasons like Chinese New Year. It provides not just mouth-watering aromas and tastes; but also a common conversation topic that’s guaranteed to break the ice. For Malaysians, food is translated into identity of families and communities around the country. Indeed, food is a part of us and who we are.


Every Chinese New Year, we celebrate the occasion with festive delicacies that only make an appearance once a year. Among the various dialect groups, there are significant dishes that symbolise the festivities. Each culinary creation has its own unique twist, either passed down from previous generations or reinvented with a modern touch. There’s just no denying the allure of a wonderful home cooked dish, or even a hometown specialty.


This year, Gaviscon Malaysia invites you to share your Chinese New Year food photos and stand a chance to win ang pows worth a total of RM10,000! Join the “Eat Well, Digest Well’ photo contest and upload your snaps of CNY fare, be it your personal favourites, family traditional dishes or classic specialties.


How to take part in the “Eat Well, Digest Well” photo contest? You can do so on Instagram or email your entries to us:

Instagram
1. Make sure your account settings are set to ‘public’.
2. Upload your best food shot with a creative caption.
3. Remember to hashtag #CNYhochiak and #GavisconMY or tag @GavisconMY


Email
1. Attach your entry photo and include the follow details in the email:-
a. Full name
b. Mobile number
c. Creative caption
2. Email subject: Gaviscon Chinese New Year “Eat Well, Digest Well” Photo Contest 3. Send your entries to GavisconMY@rb.com


A more appetising food shot and creative caption means you stand a higher chance of winning these exciting ang pows:

Grand Prize: Ang Pow worth RM2288 x 3
Weekly Prizes: Ang Pow worth RM188 x 3 (for 6 consecutive weeks)


Here’s to a happy, healthy Chinese New Year celebration that’s free from discomfort! What are you waiting for? Get inspired and snapping now!


The contest runs from 1st January 2016 to 29th February 2016. Log on to www.gaviscon.com.my for more information.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Guardian Spend & Win Contest

I am happy received an email that I won Guardian Spend & Win Contest, but sad to say it is just consolation RM5 to spend and its the online code that can only be use on online shopping on Guardian. That's not all, terms is spend RM30 to use the code.

My dear also won RM5 consolation prize. Same as me, oh well, don't bother about this yet as the codes going to expiry on this month. Though is just RM5 but don't forget there is postage fee to pay as well.

I bought some skin care products for my kids to use.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

How to Lower Your Renovation Costs

Remodeling your home doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars. If you're interested in upgrading your kitchen or re-doing that carpet in the basement, here are just five ways to lower your renovation costs without lowering the contents of your wallet as well.


1. Hire Local Contractors

Unless you have a specialty feature that can only be installed by experts of a certain distinction or class, it's okay to hire local contractors to get the job done. Not only will they face less travel to reach your home, but they'll also know all about things like weather and neighborhood conditions without being told.


2. Plan Ahead

Preparation is extremely important during renovation projects. If you don't draw up budgets, schedules and contracts, you're much more likely to face unpleasant and unexpected surprises down the line. If you're serious about saving money during your remodel, get details here for planning ahead and obtaining quotes before you start tearing up your tile.


3. Check Inside Your Walls

If insects or rodents are found inside your walls during your renovation, your contractors will be legally obligated to stop working until an exterminator can come in and solve the problem. The same goes for asbestos and other potentially hazardous compounds. If you don't want to halt your progress halfway through the project, have your walls evaluated beforehand.


4. Cut Corners for the Small Stuff

There's nothing wrong with applying a stainless steel finish instead of actually building a new-brand sink in stainless steel. Who will know but you and your contractor? While you shouldn't cut corners when it comes to the big stuff, there's no harm in reducing your expenses for the small, everyday things.


5. Say No to Upgrades

Contractors live for upgrades. They require more planning, more materials and more labor, so that means more money in their pockets when the job is done. Resist the urge to listen to their suggestions! If you haven't planned for it and don't need it, don't pay for it. Stick to your budget. In the long run, you'll be glad you did.


These are just a few helpful tips for saving money while you renovate. As you can see, a lot of them involve out-of-the-box thinking, so don't be afraid to experiment during your remodeling projects. If something doesn't work out, you can always re-do it again!

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