29 Mac 2021

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TO MARK
International Day of Happiness this 20 March, Wall’s Malaysia is celebrating its second year of partnership with the UNSDSN World Happiness Report. The partnership continues to build momentum for the brand’s mission to make the world a happier, more inclusive place, one street at a time.

In addition, Wall’s also released its own research entitled the 'Wall’s Manifesto for a Happier World' which was conducted in 2020, surveying a total of 12,500 people from 12 different countries.

The aim of the manifesto is to discover how happiness is recognised as a marker for social progress in the participating country. The research findings revealed that:

67% now feel more open/inclined to proactively offer social support to members of my community

65% say interactions with people during lockdown changed their outlook on happiness

62% said that lockdown has made them feel more a part of their community

58% found human connection is what really makes them happy 

51% feel their neighbours play a more important role in my life than ever before


The “Wall’s Manifesto for a Happier World” has become the backbone for Wall’s Malaysia’s CSR pledge campaign which seeks to spread happiness and allow Malaysians to 'taste the joy'. 

Spreading The Manifesto Of Happiness

In conjunction with International Day of Happiness, Wall’s Malaysia is spreading happiness by distributing 50,000 sticks of ice cream to frontliners and underprivileged communities across Klang Valley. The distribution of Wall’s ice creams will be done from March - April 2021.

“Wall’s Malaysia has always played a part in making the world a happier and more inclusive place. We hope that our well-loved variants of ice creams can help put a smile on the faces of Malaysians, even through these challenging times.

"To kick off our happiness movement in 2021, we are spreading happiness by giving away free ice cream to the community.

"Through this simple gesture of distributing 50,000 ice creams, we want to show appreciation to our fellow frontliners for their continuous hard work, as well as help communities who have been severely underserved during these times.

"This includes children from orphanages and communities who rely on the goodwill of non-governmental organisations and food banks,” said Shiv Sahgal, Marketing Director of Foods & Refreshments category for Unilever Malaysia.

The initiative began in March 2021 with the distribution of ice cream to the underprivileged communities, done through non-governmental organisations, namely Pitstop CafĂ©, Kechara Soup Kitchen and PERTIWI. 

This was followed by the spreading of happiness at different hospital locations across Klang Valley as a token of heartfelt appreciation for their relentless efforts in helping Malaysians through the Covid-19 pandemic. The hospitals who were recipients of the ice creams include Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Putrajaya, Hospital Banting and many more.

“We are heartened to see how communities across the world are starting to gradually emerge from lockdowns and physical distancing, amidst regulations to ensure that proper guidelines and SOPs are followed.

"With this in mind, Wall’s Malaysia is committed to keeping our local community’s spirit alive, ensuring that all we learnt is not lost as we build back happier and stronger as a nation, one ice cream at a time,” concluded Shiv Sahgal. 

Check out Wall’s Malaysia’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wallsmalaysia for more information on the pledge or for more information on Wall’s Malaysia’s range of ice creams.


(FOTO: Wall's Malaysia)






27 Mac 2021

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AKHIRNYA
desas-desus berkenaan majlis pernikahan pasangan popular Neelofa dan PU Riz bertemu titik jawapan apabila masing-masing selamat diijakabulkan hari ini.

Dengan hanya sekali lafaz, Neelofa atau nama penuhnya Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor, 32, sah bergelar isteri kepada PU Riz atau Haris Ismail, 26, dalam majlis akad nikah yang berlangsung di Hotel Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur sekitar jam 11.43 pagi.

Dinikahkan oleh adik kandung Neelofa iaitu Mohd Aqief Mohd Noor, pasangan ini tampil mempersona dengan persalinan rona putih yang melambangkan kesucian cinta keduanya.

Dalam majlis sama, PU Riz menyerahkan sebentuk cincin sebagai mas kahwin untuk isteri. Menurut Neelofa, mereka berdua sepakat memilih perkara yang wajib sahaja dalam acara itu.

Bertemakan cinta Jabal Rahmah, konsep pelamin dibina indah dengan himpunan bunga hidup berwarna putih yang memenuhi ruang acara nikah. Malah alunan zikir dan lagu-lagu nasyid yang berkumandangn sepanjang majlis berlangsung turut memberi perasaan tenang kepada pasangan pengantin dan tetamu yang hadir.

Lebih mempersona, kesemua tetamu yang hadir juga tampil mengenakan pakaian daripada rona putih sebagaimana diwajibkan tuan rumah.

Turut hadir memeriahkan majlis ialah Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Hal Ehwal Agama), Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, selain barisan selebriti seperti Hanna Delisha, Scha AlYahya, Izara Aishah, Shalma Aina dan Datuk Rizalman Ibrahim.

Manakala pengacara popular Ahamd Fedtri pula bertindak sebagai pengacara majlis. 

Semoga perkahwinan ini kekal berbahagia sehingga ke syurga! Selamat pengantin baharu Haris dan Neelofa. 



26 Mac 2021

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PASANGAN
penyanyi popular, Syamel dan Ernie Zakri selamat bergelar suami isteri pada majlis pernikahan yang berlangsung di Masjid Puncak Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor, pagi tadi.

Pada majlis ijabkabul itu, pasangan itu dinikahkan sendiri oleh bapa kepada pengantin perempuan, Zakri Ahmad.

Syamel atau nama penuhnya Syameel Aqmal Mohd Fodzly, 28, menyerahkan mas kahwin sejumlah RM300 bersama seutas gelang berlian kepada pengantin perempuan. Turut disertakan lima dulang hantaran berbalas tujuh daripada Ernie.

Menurut Ernie atau nama lengkapnya Nur Ernie Shahirah Zakri, 29, majlis penikahannya itu diadakan secara ringkas dan hanya dihadiri keluarga terdekat keluarga kedua belah pihak bagi mematuhi prosedur operasi standard (SOP) ditetapkan kerajaan.   

Terdahulu, Ernie dan Syamel mengikat tali pertunangan pada 15 Ogos lalu, selepas lebih empat tahun saling mengenali hati budi.

24 Mac 2021

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MEMILIH mendirikan rumah tangga dan berkeluarga itu satu pilihan. Ia tidak seharusnya dipersiakan. Mencintai, menyayangi, dan mengasihi antara pasangan itu merupakan satu kemestian dalam memelihara hubungan bahagia seperti diinginkan. 

Jika kita ditanya soal hati dan perasaan, ramai yang mengambil berat soalnya dan tak lain dan tak bukan pasti mereka yang bergelar wanita.

Tidak bermaksud membandingkan antara keduanya siapa yang lebih menonjolkan perasaan tersebut. Tetapi realitinya semua perasaan itu kelihatan begitu ketara dalam diri seorang wanita.

Setiap wanita dikurniakan rahim daripada Allah S.W.T. Bukankah rahim itu bermaksud ‘sayang’? Justeru itulah wanita lebih menunjukkan belas, kasih dan sayangnya.

Wahai wanita, teruslah menyayangi, teruslah mencintai dan teruslah meluaskan rasa kasihmu. Kerana rasa kasih dan sayang itu adalah hadiah kurniaan Allah buat insan disekelilingmu.

Ada satu ketika pastinya seorang wanita itu akan terasa terbeban dengan kasih dan sayang kerana kasihnya tidak berbalas. Dan mungkin kasihnya dipersiakan oleh mereka yang tidak tahu menghargainya. Lalu bagaimana?

Kisah pengajaran isteri yang dipersiakan ini dibawakan Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) dalam telefilem berjudul Pertama dan Terakhir pada 26 Mac ini, jam 9.30 malam di TV2.

Plot cerita bermula dengan watak utama iaitu Murshid diminta oleh ibunya, Datin Rania untuk berkahwin dengan Annisa seperti yang telah diwasiatkan oleh arwah bapanya. Pada awalnya, Murshid menolak permintaan tersebut kerana dia sudah mempunyai teman wanita.

Namun, akhirnya dia akur dan memutuskan untuk berkahwin dengan Annisa tanpa pengetahuan teman wanitanya demi memenuhi wasiat arwah bapanya.

Sebagai isteri, Annisa menjalankan tanggungjawab dengan baik. Namun sebaliknya bagi Murshid. Saksikan kesudahan lakonan berkesan Ammar Bahrin, Izreen Azminda dan Amyra Rosli dalam Pertama dan Terakhir di TV2. 


[KREDIT: RTM]

12 Mac 2021

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PASANGAN sejoli, Risteena Munim dan Isa Khan selamat disatukan sebagai pasangan suami isteri di Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, Putrajaya pada pagi Jumaat.

Risteena dan Isa dinikahkan oleh bapa pengantin perempuan, Zainul Ilyas Zainul Abidin dengan hanya sekali lafaz dalam majlis ringkas yang dihadiri keluarga terdekat kedua belah pihak.

Dalam majis penuh harmoni itu, pengantin lelaki menyerahkan mas kahwin berjumlah RM1,000 beserta lima dulang hantaran berbalas tujuh daripada pengantin perempuan. Bagaimanapun, Wang hantaran tidak tidak dinyatakan.

Terdahulu pasangan ini merancang untuk melangsungkan majlis pernikahan pada penguhujung tahun lalu, namun terpaksan ditangguhkan disebabkan pandemik Covid-19 yang masih belum reda.

Risteena dan Isa mengikat tali pertunangan pada 23 November 2019, di Bali Indonesia, selepas lima bulan berkenalan.

Selamat pengantin baharu Risteena dan Isa Khan!

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PENYANYI Ashira Aziz dan Bad Indigo selamat melangsungkan pernikahan di Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, Putrajaya pada Khamis.

Dinikahkan oleh bapa pengantin perempuan, Syed Abd Aziz dengan dua kali lafaz, Ashira atau nama sebenarnya Sharifah Nur Ashira Syed Abdul Aziz, 36, kini bergelar isteri kepada Bad atau Badrul Izhan Yeop Abdullah, 46.

"Alhamdulillah majlis kami berjalan lancar dan hanya dihadiri keluarga terdekat kedua belah pihak.

"Semuanya mengikut SOP yang ditetapkan kerajaan," ujar Ashira yang menerima mas kahwin befrupa sebentuk cincin.

Ashira menerusi perkahwinan terdahulu memiliki seorang anak lelaki, Megat Shazril Haziq Hadi, 15. Manakala Bad pula merupakan bapa tunggal kepada  Rayyan, 12, dan Rania, 11.

Menurut Bad, kedua-dua anaknya menerima baik kehadiran Ashira.

"Anak-anak terbuka menerima Ashira dan kini memanggil Ashira sebagai mom," katanya.

Pasangan ini mula berkenalan selepas menyertai porgram Gegar Vaganza muzim ketujuh (GV7) sekitar Oktober tahun lalu.

Selamat pengantin baharu Ashira, Bad!

11 Mac 2021

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SONY today announced two new microphones with the launch of the ECM-W2BT Multi Interface Shoe compatible wireless microphone and ECM-LV1 compact stereo lavalier microphone.

Wireless high-quality audio recording with lower noise and stable connection is possible with the ECM-W2BT wireless microphone, especially when paired with the ECM-LV1 stereo lavalier microphone and one of Sony’s cameras  with digital audio compatibility.

This combination offers the perfect solution to meet the needs of today’s vloggers, YouTubers and video creators who want to capture clear, reliable audio for a wide range of environments including street performance, product reviews, food reviews travel vlogs and more.

The ECM-W2BT wireless microphone enables low-noise digital sound recording, by connecting the receiver to a camera1 equipped with a digital audio interface compatible Multi Interface Shoe.

The digital audio signal output from the receiver can be recorded directly on the camera body without needing an external audio cable. Additionally, the ECM-W2BT has been completely redesigned for high sound quality using an advanced omni-directional mic capsule to capture clear sound recording from any direction.

The ECM-W2BT also allows audio recording flexibility by increasing the stability of the wireless connection between microphone and receiver, even with obstacles or in crowded environments with additional wireless activity.

In locations with good visibility, communication is possible at up to 200m, significantly increasing the flexibility of audio recording. And the newly adopted Qualcomm® aptX™ Low Latency  codec provides both high-quality audio recording and low latency.

 
ECM-W2BT, A7C and SEL1635GM

The ECM-W2BT wireless microphone also offers ultimate creative freedom thanks to its sound recording functions. Three sound pick up modes - MIC mode, MIX mode and a new RCVR mode - allows the user to record sound and ambient sound based on their desired preference.

MIC mode will only pickup audio from the microphone transmitter, so only the subject’s audio is captured. RCVR mode only picks up sound from the internal microphone at the receiver, so the user can record audio of themselves.

MIX mode picks up both transmitter and receiver audio which is useful when audio from both the subject and the user is desired.

The ECM-W2BT mic supports stereo audio input with an external 3.5mm stereo mini-jack to allow for stereo sound pickup, so it can be used in combination with the stereo-capable lavalier microphone such as the ECM-LV1 compact stereo lavalier microphone, as an unobtrusive microphone that can easily attach to the subject’s clothing and record sound with increased realism.

Since the receiver is equipped with 3.5mm audio output, the ECM-W2BT can also be used with camera models that are not equipped with a Multi Interface Shoe.

For challenging recording environments, the ECM-W2BT wireless microphone includes an attenuator function. The user can select one of three attenuator levels depending on the volume of the sound source to record excessively loud sounds at a lower volume or amplify quieter sounds to record louder audio.

The ECM-W2BT also includes a windscreen to reduce wind noise, which is especially helpful when recording outdoors. When longer operation is needed, the battery assist function via the power supply from the camera’s Multi Interface Shoe enables the user to operate the receiver for up to 9 hours.

For easy reference, the ECM-W2BT includes a LINK lamp to notify the user of the status of the communication between the microphone and the receiver and a POWER lamp to easily check the remaining battery charge.

A connector protect holder-cover for the Multi Interface foot of the receiver is provided, which can be used to carry the receiver and microphone as one unit. It also can be used as a microphone stand, for stable microphone positioning during interviews or other stationary uses.

ECM-W2BT and ECM-LV1

The ECM-LV1 compact stereo lavalier microphone also allows for high-quality sound pickup paired with a compact design for easy carrying and convenience while shooting.

The ECM-LV1 includes a windscreen for additional noise reduction, and the 360-degree rotatable clip allows, for example, horizontal attachment to a necktie, or vertical attachment to a pocket, with the microphone attached at the same angle. The power of this mic is supplied from the mic connector.


Pricing and Availability


The ECM-W2BT wireless microphone and the ECM-LV1 Compact Stereo Lavalier Microphone will be available in Malaysia from May 2021, at recommended selling price of RM929 and RM129.

[CREDIT: Sony Malaysia]










8 Mac 2021

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MISI mengambil gambar kecantikan Malaysia pada waktu malam dikongsikan seorang jurufoto bernama Zahid dalam program Semalam di Malaysia mulai 14 Mac ini, setiap Ahad, jam 6 petang di TV1. 

Dalam 26 episod siarannya, Zahid berkongsi keindahan alam ciptaan Allah menerusi foto-foto yang diambil namun yang mengujakan pastinya bila mana ia menonjolkan panorama indah waktu malam yang jarang-jarang dipilih untuk merakamkan momen tersebut.

Tahukah anda apa itu Bagang? Bagang adalah sebuah sangkar atau alat menangkap ikan menyerupai rumah kecil yang diperbuat daripada pokok nibung atau buluh tanpa menggunakan paku tetapi diikat menggunakan tali nilon bersaiz besar.

Ia antara menarik pengalaman yang dicuba oleh Zahid bermalam dalam bagang dalam salah episod menonjolkan kehidupan nelayan Bagang di Indrasabah, Tawau, Sabah. Titik peluh mencari rezeki di laut satu pengajaran untuk diselami erti bersyukur dengan apa yang kita ada hari ini.  

Saksikan juga panorama indah dan unik dalam episod lain seperti mendekati kehidupan kaum Bajau Laut di Pulau Maiga, Semporna, Sabah, mengetahui keunikan struktur batu yang tersendiri di Balung Cocos Tawau, Sabah, dan panorama indah paya bakau dengan kelip-kelip pada waktu malam di Kampung Dew yang terletak di kawasan Eko Pelancongan Kuala Sepetang juga melihat matahari terbenam di Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. 

Lebih menarik lagi pengalaman bermalam di Pulau Sibu, Johor, Tanjung Tuan, Melaka, Pulau Tambun Mata, Semporna, Sabah, Tempasuk Kota Belut, Sabah, Bukit Keluang, Tandop, Kedah, Cameron Highland, Pahang, Kuala Perlis; Empangan Timah Pasoh dan Padang Besar di Perlis, dan Pulau Penyu di Sabah.


[KREDIT: RTM]

7 Mac 2021

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SONY has announced Pawgraphy, an initiative that encourages paw parents to celebrate the love of their furry four-legged companions through the lens of photography and casual video shooting by posting pawsome photos and videos of themselves and their fur kids on social media.

Recently, Malaysians have been spending much more time at home whether it be work or play. This has resulted in an increase in pet ownership and a trendy new wave of pet owners sharing photos and videos of themselves with their pet on social media platforms.

This allows them to remember the moment and share these wonderful memories with their family, friends and other pet lovers. Some pets even have their own Facebook and Instagram accounts to update their fans on their daily lives. 

Sony will also be providing platforms for pet owners to learn about their camera offerings in real time to master the art of shooting photos and videos of themselves with their fluffy companion. Pet owners can also enhance their social media content and make them stand out, using Sony’s advanced camera offerings. 


Engaging with the Pet Lover Communities 

Sony is committed to the pet photography and videography market and will continue to support and engage pet lovers to empower them to easily capture memories and moments of them with their beloved pets.


Pawgraphy Microsite

Pet lovers can visit the tailor-made Pawgraphy microsite crafted by Sony to access a bevy of resources and tutorials made to enrich paw parents aspiring to take beautiful photos and videos of them with their pets.

Among these will be a basic introduction to pet photography and casual videography, aimed at inspiring beginners to strive for quality. Other users can make use of videos containing tips and tricks for pet photography and videography as well as gear recommendations to best suit the bespoke needs of their Pawgraphy journey.

In the future, these will also be accompanied by Pawgraphy workshops so pet lovers can enrich their skills and learn together on how to take better photos and videos of them with their fur babies. 


Introduction/Tutorial Videos

A limited series of videos containing practical tips and tricks for pet photography and videography hosted by pet owner and photographer - Ainsley Yip and pet owner and videographer Shawne Koh, will be made exclusively available on the microsite.

Designed to help casual photographers and casual video shooters capture stunning photos and videos effortlessly, these videos will cover a variety of topics such as:


Low Light Photography

- A video designed to teach casual pet photographers to make the most of a limited lighting situation. Additionally, it covers the best settings on cameras to shoot in the dark as well as how to transfer pictures to phone instantly while shooting.

Outdoor Photography

- A crash course on how to capture high intensity action shots at the beach and in parks. This comes coupled with how to capture interesting expressions and poses and how to ensure photos are not blurry during these brief explosive moments.

Home Photography

- Practical advice on how to engage pets and create both stationary and action shots at home. As well as this, techniques to achieving nice composition at home and easy picture transfer tutorials are also shared. 

Casual Pet Videography 

- Tip and tricks on how you can shoot your pet and yourself into awesome video clips


Pop-Up Booths at Local Pet Store Chains

A pop-up booth at local pet store chains will allow Sony to engage with the pet lovers’ community offline as well. These booths will come with camera exhibitors who can demonstrate the ease of use of the recommended Sony cameras while still performing on a professional level.

These booths will also come with photo and video opportunities in the form of miniature sets with props for visiting pet lovers to take impromptu pictures of their fur babies.


Sony’s Advanced Offerings Simplify Professional Photography 

For the Pawgraphy initiative, Sony has the Alpha 7C full-frame compact camera that can turn the work of a casual amateur photographer into beautiful professional grade photographs and the ZV-1 digital camera which can help a casual video shooter create inspiring high quality videos of themselves and their pets.

These cameras are bounds better than usual smartphone cameras in the market. The ZV-1 is ideal for capturing casual videos while the Alpha 7C brings professional looking pet photographs to everyday pet owners, no matter their level of experience. 


[CREDIT: Sony Malaysia]

6 Mac 2021

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MAGNUM merungkaikan sebuah pengalaman realiti terimbuh (AR) yang pertama seumpamanya, Magnum Playground yang menyuntik nafas kepada keriangan Magnum Cookies and Cream melalui pelbagai aktiviti virtual.

Magnum mempelawa para individu yang mendambakan kepuasan untuk mendalami Magnum Playground secara virtual, iaitu sebuah portal AR yang dirumus untuk mencetus keriangan dan ketakjuban melalui pelbagai aktiviti dan ganjaran.


“Di Magnum, kami percaya bahawa kepuasan dapat ditemui dalam setiap selok-belok yang kami susuri, biar melalui detik-detik riang dalam kehidupan kita atau dengan menikmati manisan serba mewah yang memukau.

"Magnum Playground merangkapkan mesej keriangan yang kami ingin sampaikan, dan kami teruja untuk mempelawa anda semua untuk menerokai portal AR kami yang sulung, diperkenalkan sempena tawaran aiskrim kami yang terbaharu, Magnum Cookies and Cream,” ujar Pengurus Pemasaran Kategori Aiskrim, Stephanie Ng.


Di Magnum Playground, anda dapat mengambil gambar yang unik di Cookies & Cream Photo Booth, di mana anda juga berpeluang untuk menyertai peraduan Instagram kreatif untuk memenangi hadiah wang tunai yang menarik.


Cara penyertaan:

1. Rakam gambar atau video anda yang penuh dengan keriangan melalui ‘filter’ dalam Cookies & Cream Photo Booth.

2. Muat naik gambar atau video berkenaan ke Instagram anda, dan pastikan profil anda dapat ditatap oleh umum.

3. Tag kami di @wallsmalaysia dan rangkumkan #MagnumPlayground dalam kapsyen anda.


Anda juga boleh menebus kod baucar Foodpanda bagi khidmat penghantaran Walls melalui Foodpanda apabila anda melengkapkan permainan mini dalam Magnum Playground.


[KREDIT: Magnum]