Maybank GO Ahead Challenge 2015 is BACK!

When I was studying my degree in Taylor’s University, there have so many business competitions that hit the market targeting young and fresh blood. One of the biggest and challenging competition is from Maybank.
This year, it’s getting bigger and much better than before with their theme #MoreThanAChallenge. Now, as it heads towards its 4th season, who knows what the future holds for this year’s contestants of Maybank’s award winning talent search & recruitment competition.
The launch was officiated by Pn.Nora Abdul Manaf, Group Chief Human Capital Officer who gave an inspiring and warm welcome speech to all the fellow media that was present that day.
I strongly suggest for those who love business and wanted to run their own company, this is something that you shouldn’t miss.

Maybank’s GO Ahead
Challenge has been proven globally successful in grooming potential leaders and
pushing everyone’s boundaries ever since this program was founded in 2012.

This program was
developed by Maybank Apprentices to seek out the right potential candidates to
be part of the ever expanding organization.

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. I’m at Maybank’s Go Ahead Challenge with @yayanatsumi @emasputih90.

Requirements to participate are final year students and recent graduates with strong academic records- A minimum CGPA score of 3.0- 4.0 above or equivalent are encouraged to apply.

Head on over to their website to apply: www.goaheadchallenge.com
There is 2 types of category in this challenge:- Individual & Teams (up to 5 people)
Those who applied individually will be placed into teams if they do make it to the grand finals. 
The main prize is up to USD40,000. 
You also get to earn a fast track pass onto their prestigious Global Maybank Apprentice Program, which is a bespoke 2 year training & mentorship program with job rotations spanning across various departments and even an opportunity at the International placement at Maybank Offices.
The challenge is open to anyone, especially all final year students and recent graduates  from 14 different countries across the region & world, where Maybank has its significant presence.
– Malaysia
– Singapore
– Thailand
– Indonesia
– Cambodia
– Laos
– Vietnam
– Myanmar
– The Philippines
– China
– Hong Kong
-The United Kingdom (UK)
– The United States (US)
Love how my wallet from @htcsouthasia and my ideas book from @mymaybank match one and another
The application closes on 17th May 2015.
For more information, email them at goahead.challenge@maybank.com.my
You can also join the discussion board on their group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/go.ahead.academy/

Open Day of KLMUC and Launch of Metro Campus

I just got back from KLMUC open day and launch of the brand new Metro Campus! My first impression was.. amazing! I believed they will expand in the future and climb the ladder of top Malaysia education in few years times.
I left Nile University for almost 5 years and there has a lot interesting experience that I gain for the past 2 years and half, study in Nilai University. I believe that everyone has their own university story and let me share mine.

She is the one that I hate most during my diploma because she is the one that make me fail my exam since I came late (head chef) for my final exam. With very high ego, I just walk out instead of apologize. 

She is the one that makes me who am I today. Without her, I don’t think I will do what I’m doing right now. Because I fail one of my subjects, I have to extend one more semester and I started to open my eyes and understand about life and work. Punctuality, trust, work harder and passion is something that what I gain. Not to mention I gain some new friends (junior) and I started to have passion in advertising. 

If I could return back to the past, I wanted to tell her that I’m proud to have you as my teacher. It’s great choice @MyKLMUC to have her as family. I believed she can inspire and guide the students.

I’m trying to climb KLMUC building.
If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high, but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone.
The open day started with a flash mob performance by @rejuvenatedc and some videos. 
Baki Zainal is the emcee of the day.
The CEO of Cosmopoint group, Tuan Haji Kamal shares the KLMUC ideas and future planning. He also emphasize “Real World Practice”. Good luck on @MyKLMUC and looking forward to inspire the young generation and make them a better person.
Shawn Lee entertains the audience with his beat box skill.
With Chef Adu and Halim Othman. I’m wondering what makes Halim looks like never change. I have heard his voice in radio since he in Era FM.
 With Baki Zainal and Qu Puteh trademark
Just sign up my daughters in KLMUC. So, for SPM and STPM students, do check out KLMUC if you planning to further your study ya.

Fruitale Fair White UV Transformation Competition – How to smell good?

There are no ugly women, only lazy ones? What does this mean?
Some people are forget the importance of hygiene and it is important to be presentable especially when you always surrounding by potential clients. Fruitale just came out with their new campaign “Pertandingan Transformasi Fruitale FairWhite UV”.

Washing your body can improve your mental health. In the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science, people who were cleaner felt better most things in their lives. The act of cleaning is symbolic. You’re not just getting rid of dirt and odors. You can think about washing away bad experiences, bad decisions, etc.

So, what does the 1st sentence mean? Does this mean every woman is beautiful, but they just neglect to brush up themselves? Everyone have their own point of view when it comes to “beautiful”. I do have friend who have smelly body and it’s really disturbing. When I went to UiTM Shah Alam Fruitale booth, I found out that most of their shower gel and soap have really nice fruits smell.

How to smell good?
1) Start with a shower (use Fruitale)
2) Keep your clothes and shoes smelling fresh
3) Breath that smells good all day long
4) Using products that make your body smell good

If you are really cheapskate like me, you can go for this shower gel for only RM6.99 per bottle (1L). You can even use it for a month LOL

Check out Fruitale facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/Fruitale

The winner will walkaway with:
Grand prize: RM2,500 cash + RM100 worth of product hamper
Runner up: RM1,500 cash + RM100 worth of product hamper
Third place: RM1,000 cash + RM100 worth of product hamper
3 X consolation finalist RM300 cash + RM100 worth of product hamper
6 X registration prize RM200 cash + RM100 worth of product hamper

More info of the contest: HERE!

Do not forget to visit their booth for more information:
23 April 2013: University Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Shah Alam
24 April 2013: University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
25 April 2013: University Malaya (UM)

Nora Danish still looking good… Because of Fruitale? 🙂

Standard Chartered ICT University Malaya Roadshow

SCICT Poster 
Still remember about Standard Chartered ICT Competition 2013 that I blogged last time? Well, this time I manage to drop by one of their roadshow for me to get more information regarding the competition. Not to mention I had opportunity to meet one of the Standard Chartered people to clarify some stuff regarding their banking system when involving properties. Kill two birds with one stone huh? 🙂
I was at the University Malaya during the SCICT Roadshow with Chris Tock, Yahya, Veronica and others from the SCICT team.

For competition details visit www.scictcompetition.com.my.

Stay tune to Standard Chartered ICT Competition Facebook page and Twitter for regular updates regarding about the competition and campus roadshow schedules. Currently, SCICT is having a weekly contest on Facebook on tech gadgets, do check it out and join to win some prizes. Check out their Instagram @sc_ict or hashtag of #SCICT for live updates of activities happening!
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What’s SCICT? 
The Standard Chartered ICT (Innovation, Communication, Technology) Competition invites University/College/Polytechnic students to submit their ICT related innovative ideas in a form of a business proposal. Winners of the ICT Competition 2013 stand to win prize monies totalling RM60,000. The competition is being endorsed by MOSTI and the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE).

The competition is opened to all university/college students from public and private universities/colleges 18 years and above and all Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad employees. To qualify for the competition, participants must join as a team of at least 2 members to a maximum of 5 members, and one member needs to be a Malaysian citizen. There are 3 stages in this competition.Registration begins on 13th January and closes 25th March 2013.

For more information visit www.scictcompetition.com.my.
How to join the SCICT competition? 
If your interested to join the SCICT competition just head over to the website to register, do mention my blog url upon submitting the form on ”How did you first hear about this competition” select “Blogger” and include “feeqsays.com” before you hit the submit button! This is for the team to gather responses from participants.
Malaysia’s ICT Students agrees SCICT Competition Shapes their Future

Standard Chartered ICT Competition 2013

I was waiting for the Standard Chartered comeback and this time, it is ICT Competition! if you love challenge, competition or you love to go out from your comfort zone, this is for you.
For those who do not know, this is the 2nd time that Standard Chartered is holding its ICT Competition. I miss the launching that held at The Westin Kuala Lumpur due to some minor accident on my way to the hotel. For those who follow me in my twitter and facebook, they know what’s going on.
Do not worry! Nowadays, everything can be google. Head down to their official website for more information and HERE to register!

Students, this is your chance to grab RM15000 cash prizes!
Stages for your guidelines, in case you wanna join!
Submissions of the ‘idea’ via online submission form are open from 13 Jan – 25 Mar 2013. The top ten (10) submissions from each category will be selected at the preliminary judging.
The 10 finalist teams from each category will need to attend a half day skills enhancement workshop. The workshop is designed in helping the participants to get acquainted to the practical techniques in order to further enhance their business proposal. Next, teams are required to submit a formal business proposal and present it to the judging committee.
The Judging Committee will then select the best business idea and rank the top three (3) teams from each category. Winning teams will be announced at the Grand Finale.
Technology has certainly changed the way we live. It has impacted different facets of life and redefined the way we live. Indeed technology plays an important role in every sphere of life. With technology, several mundane manual tasks can be automated. Many complex and critical processes can be carried out with ease and greater efficiency with the help of modern technology. Thanks to the application of technology, life has changed and it has changed for the better. Hence, IT Matters.
FUEL YOUR CREATIVITY! You may submit ANY innovative ideas and digital creativity, provided that it consists of IT elements. Below are some sample topics but not limit to:
– Business System Analysis
– Computer Forensics
– Computer Programming
– Telecommunications
– Web Applications Development
– Tools / Gadgets for i.e. The Disabled, Aged, mothers, babies etc
– Research & Development Technologies
– Web designing
– Animation
– Gaming
– Engineering

The 1st International Culinology® Bachelor Degree at Taylor’s University

School of Hospitality, Tourism - Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Culinology) 2012

2 weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the new course briefing from Taylor’s University and they introduced us to Culinology®. It was during the Taylor’s University open day Culinology® in Action event and I managed to understand more about Culinology®. Culinology® is currently offered in Taylor’s University. 

We had Dr. Benjamin Wong, a lecturer who’s teaching the first batch of Culinology® students, explaining about the course and its’ history in details.


I reached kinda early and I saw quite a number of parents and their children who are interested to gain more knowledge about this course. If you think that food is all about to make your tummy full, you are wrong. Especially when it comes to commercials.

What is Culinology®?
Basically it is a combination of culinary arts, technology and science. Imagine every single gram of food/nutrition are counted? A Culinologists® is a chef who can cook and understand the science behind mass production of food and would eventually work hand-in-hand with food scientist to produce a product.

The term ‘Culinology®’ was coined by the U.S. based Research Chefs Association(RCA). Founded in 1996 by a group of research chefs working in the food product development industry, the association has witnessed the growing trend for professional chefs to become intimately involved in the research and development process. Traditionally, it was food scientists who have been at the forefront of developing new products for the mass market, with a focus on food preservation and commercialisation. 

Job opportunities?
Graduates can be called a Culinologists®, and have the option to work as as Chef Consultant, R&D Manager or R&D Chef, Hygiene Consultant, Quality Manager, Sensorial Analysis Manager, Corporate Chef, Corporate Executive Chef, Test Kitchen Chef and other similar positions in the food industry

After the briefing, we had the opportunity to witness Culinology® in Action, Chef Sharizan made mayonnaise by mixing egg yolk with oil. For me, I still prefer the normal mayonnaise that sold at the shop. Nicer lol. At 1st, their attempt failed because they did not use the right amounts of ingredients. The 2nd time, it turned out good. It’s proven that to produce a perfect product, a combination of culinary arts, technology & science will help a lot.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Culinology®:
The Culinology® programme offered at Taylor’s University is the first complete Culinology® degree to be offered outside the USA. It is not a transfer programme where students study few years in Malaysia and must then transfer to a foreign university. The entire programme is conducted at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus. It is offered under Taylor’s University School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (TCHT) One must possess an interest in Chemistry to pursue the programme. It is a three year programme with two internships. Students will need to be in the kitchen and the lab and need to produce a real product by the end of their studies.

In a nutshell thats basically what Bachelor of Science (Hons) Culinology® in Taylor’s University, for more information about the course get the soft copy course prospectors download PDF HERE! 


They are the Taylor’s University first batch students taking Culinology®.
Bumped into Shannon ðŸ˜€
I used to study Hotel Management… This is how the real Mayonnaise look like… for those who do not know LOL


To celebrate the launching of the Culinology® Chronicles, Taylor’s University is honored to introduce the first edition of TAYLORS CULINOLOGY® CONTEST.

To stand a chance to win great prizes worth more than RM 15000, participants must answer a series of 10 questions, designed to test their knowledge on Culinology® and the Chronicles website and suggest a slogan for the Culinology® Chronicles â€“ it’s just that simple! For more details about the contest visit contest page HERE!

To participate in the quiz where you can win tuition waiver to study Culinology® programme join the contest NOW!. Hurry, contest ends 12 August, 2012.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about  Culinology® :
1) Is there any other institution that offers Culinology® programme in Malaysia or even in South East Asia?
Culinology® programme offered at Taylor’s University is the first complete Culinology® degree to be offered outside the USA. It is not a transfer programme where students study few years in Malaysia and must then transfer to a foreign university. The entire programme is conducted at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus.
2) What are the other universities offering Culinology® programme?
Various prestigious universities are offering a Culinology® degree programme in the United States. Full list of univesities offering Culinology® programme here, http://www.culinology.com/rca-approved-programs. 
3) Can I transfer to another university to complete the final year?
Yes, students will be given the opportunity to transfer to selected Taylor’s University’s partner universities to complete their final year study.
4) What is the difference between Taylor’s University’s Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Food Service Management (Hons) and Taylor’s Bachelor of Science (Hons) Culinology®?
Although these two bachelor degrees are related to culinary studies, they are extremely different in many ways. The Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Food Service Management (Hons) has been designed to prepare chefs to work for the restaurants and hotel industry, who not only have competencies in cooking but also in managing and running a food service business. The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Culinology® is designed to produce R&D chefs, who are able to create recipes that can be mass produced in a manufacturing company. Culinology® graduates will end up working for the food industry in companies such as Nestle, Unilever, etc. A look at the subjects taught in both programmes will clearly illustrate the differences between the two (food processing, packaging) and R&D subjects (food product development etc).
5) What is the difference between Taylor’s University Bachelor of Science (Hons) Culinology® and Taylor’s University’s Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Food Science & Nutrition)?
The Bachelor of Science (Food Science & Nutrition) is a pure science stream programme that has been designed to train food scientists who are able to conduct research on food and food components. Graduates from the Bachelor of Science (Hons )(Food Science & Nutrition) are not meant to create new recipes for new food product. They are usually employed by food companies to assist in processing and mass producing the recipes created by the graduates of Culinology® employed as R&D chefs. A look at the subjects offered help to understand the differences between the two programmes. 
6) As a student, can I become a member of the Research Chefs Association (RCA)?
Yes. Once you enrol into the Culinology® programme, you will automatically become member of the RCA. You will enjoy all the benefits as a member, which include full access to the RCA website, receiving RCA newsletter and magazines, etc.
7) When I graduate, will I become a Culinologist®?
Yes, you will. You will be able to give yourself the title of Culinologist® or R&D Chef which is more commonly used in the food industry. Different countries sometimes have different designations for R&D chefs. The title Research Chef is, for example, the most common one. After a few years of working experience, students who graduated from a Culinology® programme can choose to sit for a test to become a certified culinologist. The certification is rewarded to professionals who have acquired a strong expertise throughout their working experience, entitling them to be recognised as certified Culinologist. Graduates from the Culinology® degree need a minimum of five years working experience to be eligible to sit for the certification test. For further information on the certification, visit the RCA website at http://www.culinology.com/certification.
8) Is there a promising career for a Culinologist®?
The food industry is one of the largest industries in the world and an industry that is most unlikely to disappear. The need of processed food is constantly increasing with a demand for a global market that is increasingly looking for convenience foods, and spending less and less time cooking. Moreover, many modern health concerns force food manufacturers to create new products with lower sugar content, sodium content, fat content, etc. The food industry is highly competitive, forcing many companies to look out for experts who are able to assist them in creating new food products to meet the ever-changing market demands, that can be mass produced at the most affordable price.
For those who plan to be part of Taylor’s family, Bachelor of Science (Hons) Culinology® next intake starts in August 2012! For more information on Culinology® do visit www.culinologychronicles.com and Taylor’s University at www.taylors.edu.my/en/university

SPARC Series #6 – Clash Between Career & Passion by Ahmad Izham Omar, Jason Lo & Gael Oliveres

Have you ever heard about The SPARC Series? If no, check out: HERE!
Some people thought it’s really easy to handle Creative Visual Studio. Since I’m playing with a photography & cinematography field, I face with two different kinds of people. Positive & Negative; Love & Haters; Friends & Enemy; Government & Opposition; Lost & Profit; etc. The way how I run my businesses is based on a combination of photography and marketing. There’s a lot of people who are supporting me and there also have some people said that I’m killing a market.

It’s really affecting me and I had a hard time to focus on what I really wanted to do. I’m so lucky that I made a right choice to be part of SPARC Series and I have my answer from Ahmad Izham Omar (8TV). He shares his experience and learning curve how he manages to change the music industry. If you familiar with a name of Malaysian Idol, OAG, Faizal Tahir, INNUENDO, 8TV, Fly FM, Hot FM, etc, you should know Ahmad Izham Omar.


What is SEC & SPARC Series?

One of the initiatives that SEC have started since September 2011 is called the SPARC Series, where they invite top Malaysian personalities in a multitude of interest to give a speech on how they have arrived to where they are, relating their personal philosophies throughout their tenure and will be followed by a healthy Q&A session.

The speakers usually come from a myriad of working background, so as to cater for all kinds of interest. They hope, though, that everybody would actually go and listen to those which are of a completely different, if not distantly related, working background so that they can view their working philosophies in a different perspective.

Thanks to International Islamic University Malaysia students who support us.
It is really great that Creative Visual Studio had an opportunity to work and be part with the organization and honored that we had responsibility to be their official photographer and cinematographer for the entire of the event._MG_9481
This is the person (Ahmad Izham Omar) who manages to change the industry and he faced a lot of obstacle. His journey answers my questions with 2 sentences. “If you believe with your idea, do not give up” and “When the people in the industry say NO to you, you listen to mosh pit/audience”

“Ahmad Izham Omar is the chief executive officer of 8TV founder of Monkey Bone Records and head of Media Prima Radio Networks, which consist of Fly FM, Hot FM and One FM. He is 39 years old. He formerly owned a recording company called Positive Tone. He is by far the youngest CEO of a television station in Malaysia. A liberal minded person, he was the one who started bringing in reality TV shows such as Malaysian Idol. He first became well known by being associated the vocal group called Innuendo which he popularized.”Source

Have you heard about Jason Lo? Tune Talk guy? The first time I met him is during the Justin Bieber premiere screening. Something that I learnt from him… “Just do anything in order to pay your debt”.

There are a lot of things whereby the audience can gain from the SPARC Series such as networking, knowledge, motivation from real people and real experience etc.
Jason Lo gave out a The Avengers premiere screening ticket & a concert ticket to the students who have Tune Talk. Next time if you attend an event and if Jason Lo ask do you have a Tune Talk, you should say YES!
All of the International Islamic University Malaysia participants receive some goodies from Tune Talk!

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I’m a A+ Students – HP A+ Campaign Video Ads Shoot Behind The Scenes

Usually, I prefer to be behind the camera instead of in front of camera. Back in January, I was given an opportunity to be featured in the HP A+ video campaign ads alongside other famous blogger/celebrities too.

The question here, I am am A+… How about you?

As a student, money is always my main concern. Especially when first I started my own production house (http://www.creativevstudio.com/), which is focused on photography, I decided to take my 1st baby step to get involved in business world, while most people my age focus on study & enjoying their life. Since I need achieve good results in my studies, I need to manage my time properly. 
When it comes to assignments, most of my friends will come to my house to print their assignments. As a business students, there are a lot of paperworks and researches to be done and thanks to HP (All-in-One K209g) I can save a lot of money on the ink.
Deskjet Ink Advantage
All-in-One K209g RM319 Let this cost effective printer multi-task for you! Suitable for all users, this stylish HP All-in-One can print high volume of quality documents, scan and copy with better savings in a long run.

If you wondering what happen during the commercial video ads recording, check out some of the picture below =)

#1 Studio set
#2 Zlwin Chew bought this Jelly Belly for us
#3 Zlwin Chew in action
#4 The main people who make my day
#5 My 1st time makeup and to be honest, I’m not really comfortable of it. Maybe I’m not use of it
#6 The result after makeup and I love it. Make my face better
#7 What else? Camwhor!

Top 10 Finalist Taylor’s Short Film Contest – IF

Hi guys, one of my production house (http://www.creativevstudio.com/) videographer is one of the top 10 finalist for a Taylor’s short film contest. I need your help to vote my videographer and share this good news if u think the video is good. The best part is he shooting without a proper equipment. So, give some support to his team ya =)


To vote:
– Like “if”
– click “share” to give me additional support
– You have my sincere Gratitude 🙂


Everyday we go through choices. The choices make us who we are today. But for that brief moment, at the crossroads of choice we ponder; what would’ve it been like if it was any other way? The “could’ve, would’ve, should’ve”, the conversations rehearsed in the mind and left unsaid, the “maybe if’s and the “if I did or if I didn’t”. This isn’t really about boy meets girl. It’s about action and consequence; and the mystery of the road not taken. i quote Robert Frost:
“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. “
Road Not Taken – Robert Frost
Written, Directed, Filmed & Edited by Ashraf Jamel
Shaun See as Him
Lim Yi-Li as Her
Soundtrack: Veloma – Fabrizio Paterlini
(Music used under Creative Commons license)

Photographic Work by UNiSEL Faculty of Art & Design

Hi guys, my friends from UNiSEL having their photography + arts design exhibition at Gallery Shah Alam (Gallery 3). The launching will be tomorrow (22.3.12) and the opening ceremony will be launch by Suhaimi Baba at 3pm!

I will be there early morning since I need to go for Bambi Cantrell (World Top 10 Most Wanted Wedding Photographers Now Live in Malaysia for Workshop and Master Class.) press conferences. Thanks to Tian Chad for the invitation =)

Date: 22 – 27
Venue: Gallery Shah Alam (Gallery 3)