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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Sunfeet: Jenis Tapak Kaki Punca Sakit Kaki, Badan dan Pinggang

June 12, 2018 0
Sunfeet: Jenis Tapak Kaki Punca Sakit Kaki, Badan dan Pinggang
Hai semua,



Hari ni nak cerita sedikit fasal masalah lazim yang dialami semua orang iaitu sakit kaki, badan dan pinggang. Contohnya lenguh-lenguh, rasa mencucuk di bahagian tumit dan sebagainya. Selama ni, mungkin kita rasa puncanya hanyalah kerana berdiri terlalu lama, jalan terlalu jauh, keletihan dan sebagainya. Tapi selama ni, kita tak pernah sangka pula, punca sebenarnya ialah disebabkan tapak kaki yang tidak normal.

Apa? Tapak kaki pun ada kira normal atau tak normal juga ke? Yep! Tepat sekali. Rupa-rupanya, tapak kaki pun ada jenis-jenisnya juga. Antaranya tapak kaki leper (flat feet), tapak kaki dengan lengkungan tinggi (high arch), serta yang bersifat pronasi (pronated feet).

Aiyo... macam-macam jenis kaki betul

Pening pula tengok macam-macam jenis kaki
Sebenarnya dari dulu lagi kesedaran tentang kesihatan kaki dan tapak kaki ni wujud sejak-sejak adik saya didapati mempunyai tapak kaki leper. Biasanya orang yang bertapak kaki leper ni dianggap sebagai tidak normal dan tidak mempunyai imbangan badan yang stabil dan dikecualikan daripada latihan ketenteraan di negara seperti Singapura, Taiwan dan sebagainya. Waktu tu, saya masih lagi ambil remeh isu kesihatan kaki sebab tak pernah sangka kaki dan tapak kaki sendiri mungkin bermasalah. Sehinggalah Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre mengadakan sesi taklimat di pusat rehabilitasinya beberapa hari lepas.





Memang saya akui dah lama saya mengalami sakit tumit dan tapak kaki terutamanya selepas seharian bertugas di pejabat tetapi saya cuma menganggapnya sebagai satu simptom yang normal memandangkan saya perlu memakai kasut tinggi ke tempat kerja dek kerana tuntutan kerja dan selalu perlu berjalan ke sana sini dengan kerap terutamnya sewaktu mempunyai majlis. Namun, tak sangka pula faktor tapak kaki dan jenis kaki saya merupakan punca utama kesakitan kaki yang saya alami.

Mujurlah Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre ini menawarkan perkhidmatan pemeriksaan percuma di mana pusat rehabilitatsi ini akan membuat imbasan pada kedua-dua belah kaki bagi mengenal pasti masalah kaki dan tapak kaki yang dihadapi. Selain itu, kakitangan di pusat rehabilitatsi ini juga akan menerangkan dengan lebih lanjut tentang jenis kaki dan tapak kaki anda dan seterusnya menawarkan solusi atau jalan penyelesaian bagi mengurangkan, meredakan mahupun merawat masalah kaki dan tapak kaki.





Menurut Dato Dr Edmund LeePakar Ortotik & Prostetik di Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre, sekiranya yang mengalami masalah kaki dan tapak kaki ialah orang dewasa, maka penyelesaiannya ialah untuk mendapatkan kasut ataupun lapik dalaman kasut (insole) yang bersesuaian bagi menyokong kaki dan tapak kaki yang bermasalah. Namun, jika pesakit masih lagi kecil, maka mereka boleh menjalani rawatan dan terapi dan kebiasaannya 70% daripada masalah yang dialami dapat diperbetulkan.


Memandangkan anak saya yang berusia 7 tahun sering mengalami masalah sakit pinggang, saya pun turut membawanya untuk menerima pemeriksaan percuma. Hasilnya saya dapati Mia mempunyai tapak kaki leper. Patutlah Mia ni asyik mengadu penat kalau bawa dia berjalan jauh. Tapak kaki leper rupa-rupanya.

Menyentuh tentang lapik dalam kasut ataupun insole, mereka yang mempunyai tapak kaki dan kaki bermasalah boleh memilih untuk membeli insole sedia ada (ready-made) ataupun menempah khas (custom-made). Namun sudah semestinya tempahan khas lapik dalam kasut tersebut akan berharga lebih mahal. Tapi pernah dengar tak ayat 'sepasang kasut yang bagus boleh membawa anda pergi lebih jauh'? Rasanya kata-kata ni dipetik dari skrip watak Shizuka Todo dalam drama/novel Meteor Garden.

Sebenarnya dah lama dengar ayat ni, tapi bila sudah dewasa ni barulah saya tahu betapa pentingnya sepasang kasut yang bagus dan berkualiti. Mana taknya? Kalau kita pakai kasut yang tak selesa, nak jalan jauh pun rasa tak seronok. Sebab tulah bila dewasa ni saya lebih terbuka untuk membelanjakan duit untuk kasut yang berkualiti. Kalau tak dulu, kasut sekolah saya dah ketat pun tetap pakai juga sampai tak boleh pakai. Lagipun, kaki kita ni sepasang tu je. Kalau sendiri tak sayang, siapa lagi kan?

Di sebelah kiri tu custom made manakala yang di sebelah kanan tu ready-made.

Oh ya, sempena Hari Raya Aidilfitri ni, Dato' Dr Edmund Lee dan Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre menawarkan 10% diskaun bagi pembelian kasut-kasut yang direka khas untuk keselesaan dan kesihatan kaki penggunanya. Bolehlah kita semua beraya dengan lebih jauh dan selesa tahun ni kan?

Bagi mereka yang berminat untuk mendapatkan pemeriksaan kaki dan tapak kaki percuma ni, bolehlah singgah dan mendapatkah khdimat konsultasi daripada Dato' Dr Edmund Lee ya?

Sunfeet International Rehab Centre
Block C, 18 Jalan 19/1, Seksyen 19
46300 Petaling Jaya, Sel.
Tel: 013-5283939/013-9122939
Website: www.sunfeet.com.my
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunfeetinternational/
Instagram: @Sunfeet

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Monday, 4 June 2018

Paradigm Mall Panggung Raya Launch 2018

June 04, 2018 0
Paradigm Mall Panggung Raya Launch 2018
Hi everyone,


It has been a long time since I last attended any blogging event or post any blog content since I have been busy with work. Well, I am quite a workahlic and I take my job seriously. Like, very seriously. That's why I feel very sad that I have to stop blogging for a while just to focus on my job despite receiving a lot of event and review invitation. However, there is one particular event invitation that has caught my eyes and I actually RSVPed.

I can say that upon receiving the invitation, I was quite thrilled that the organiser aka Paradigm Mall is revitalising the ancient art of wayang kulit for their Panggung Raya 2018 Launch. As an experienced public relations practitioner with more than 10 years experience, I would say that this is definitely something different. I love the fact that somebody is actually care with preserving and revitalising our culture of wayang kulit.

Panggung Raya by Paradigm Mall

In Malaysia, wayang kulit or shadow puppetry traced its origin from the East Coast of The Peninsular in the late 1800s. Some says that the origins of wayang kulit can be traced back to India or even China. It is also common in other culture such as the Javanese and Balinese in Indonesia. Whatever it is, wayang kulit is part of Malay culture. I remembered that my boss used to instruct me to do some reasearch on the character of wayang kulit namely Hanuman, Sri Rama, Sita Dewi Maharaja Rawana and Laksamana.

This somehow relates me with one of the initiatives by someone back when I started working in MyCreative 5 years ago. Realising that wayang kulit is a dying art, Mr Chuo Yuan Ping together with his art director friend Teh Take Huat and master puppeteer Muhammad Dain Othman have been performing a section of the original 1977 Star Wars film as a shadow play about a dozen times since 2013. I personally think that such an effort managed to give a the ancient art a fresh breath and thus attracting the younger generations to get to know our Malaysian culture and heritage.

Star Wars wayang kulit or also known as peperangan bintang

The Wayang Kulit, which is part of Paradigm PJ's Panggung Raya celebrations will take place form 25 May until 24 June 2018, every weekend at 4.30pm. Feel free to immersed yourself with special performances such as Cak Lempong, Raya Dance as well as workshops such as clay art making, ketupat weaving, kuih raya making during weekend while you shop a plethora of Raya goodies such as attires, cookies, carpets and traditional snacks at the Upper Atrium, Level UG, Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya.

After the Panggung Raya Launch, Paradigm Mall has also treated 40 underprivileged children from Rumah Telaga Kasih with a shopping spree followed by a buka puasa feast at a New World Hotel in Paradigm, Petaling Jaya.

Tan Boon Leong, Centre Manager of Paradigm Mall PJ (in gray blazer) and Intan Yusnita, Head of Advertising and Promotions, WCT Malls Management Sdn Bhd with special guests from Rumah Telaga Kasih

All children received a duit raya from Paradigm Mall PJ

The children enjoying Raya shopping at Tesco

Some of the children enjoying their buka puasa feast at New World Petaling Jaya Hotel
Oh, by the way, I am also excited to know that New World Hotel is also having their Ramadan buffet. Thanks to this event, I have the chance to get to know that there's a new hotel in town. I shall write a review regarding the Ramadan Buffet if I have time to break-fast there. I can say that the spread looks really sumptuous. Please give me some feedback if you guys have already tried it out.

See you guys soon.

Prettily Rare



Friday, 1 June 2018

Review: W Hotel Bali, Seminyak

June 01, 2018 9
Review: W Hotel Bali, Seminyak
Hi everyone,

Today I am going to share my review on a luxury hotel aka W Bali Seminyak. I went to Bali last September and I stayed there for 3 days 2 nights. W Bali - Seminyak is 25-45 minutes from Denpasar International Airport. It is a trendy enclave, highly-concentrated with chic restaurants, bars and clubs, fashion designer boutiques, eclectic galleries and furniture making centers.

Beach and seaside
Totally breath-taking, but you cannot swim here

Before going to Bali, I have done quite a lot of research about Bali and asked a lot of acquaintances on their opinion on Bali. Coincidentally, my sis just got back from Bali from her stay-cation with her husband and according to her, nothing interesting there. But, when I arrived Bali, I can say that it is totally mesmerizing and it offers a whole new experience, nothing like Jakarta or Bandung (the only two places that I have been in Indonesia).

Bali
Denpasar Airport

I would have to say that I love almost everything in Bali, the people, the culture, the environment, the architecture and everything! It is something that very unique that I don't mind going back again to Bali for stay-cation even though I normally would not want to revisit any places that I have been to because there are sooooo many places else in the world that I can explore. So, why repeat? Right???
Offerings for god
If you see this in Bali, kindly avoid to step on it. This is offerings for god called Canang Sari. It is believed that it will bring them good luck. 

Thanks to AirAsia, my flight delayed and I arrived behind the schedule. The journey from the airport to the hotel was less than one hour and luckily there traffic was smooth. The entrance of the hotel is quite hard to locate since it is in between of several shoplots where you would really won't expect that there's a hotel in between of the small alley of the shoplots.

The passage to the hotel was so small that only one car can be on the road at one time. Then, you will be welcomed to thes unique sensory World of W Bali - Seminyak. A physical reflection of all that is now in architecture, design and technology, W Bali - Seminyak is situated in the trendy and hip entertainment and shopping area of the “Island of Gods” – facing the famous Bali sunset.

Upon our arrival, the hotel served us with wet towel and welcoming drinks. While waiting for the check-in to be settled, we proceed to have our late lunch. It was very nice for the hotel to however still keep some of the food for us.

Overall, the hotel looks very vibrant and colourful with some graffiti on the wall. It is totally different from any other luxury hotels that I have stayed at. It doesn't look like the standard luxury hotels which normally use the same 'hotel-kind-of' colour tones and scheme. But yet, it offers the highest standard of quality and comfort of every other luxury hotels.
Main entrance and the buggy

The graffiti that I have told you. So chic and vibrant

This is the registration counter

Bar

Me posing acah-acah

Good for sun-bathing

The wind is quite strong here

Serenity.

The weather here is sunny but windy. Make sure you apply sunblock

The pool that you can hang out with your friends

One of the restaurant. Starfish bloo

Nice and cosy. 

A lot of sofas so that guest can have wide selection of their favorite spots

The view is just spectacular
The check in time for W Hotel Bali is the same as any other hotel which is at 3pm. However, since the booking was made few months in advance, I have requested for early check-in. But it was quite dissapointing when the hotel informed us that due to certain circumstances, the room will only be ready at 6.30pm. However, when I checked with the front office by 8pm, our room is still not ready!! Oh my!!

Being very exhausted with the earlier on flight delay drama, meetings and everything. The late check in made me even more easily irritated since I didn't get to lie down or take a bath or relax first because the room was not ready. Something that irritated me and my roomie further is the non-apologetic reaction by the front office staff when we approached them for a few times. How they behave was like, "Hey, I've told you the room is gonna be ready late, don't you get it?"

Later after that, we finally get our room. However, the room was totally different from the rest of the group. Unlike the rest of the room,  there are no tidbits..  No welcoming notes.. And no spa discount vouchers etc. Upset by this, I raised the issue to the account manager, Stephanie, who was in charge of our group.
I like the bedroom set-up

This is not available in our room! This photo was taken from my friend's room

Drinks

Table for business travelers


This is not available in our room too!!

Cosy sofa


Balcony with sea view

Nice balcony
The bathroom

Toilet is separated from the bathroom

Love it!

A very huge one


Spacious and trendy

Luckily Stephanie was totally apologetic about this and thus she offered me and my roomie a spa treatment for 2. Thanks Stephanie, after what me and roommate had been through, the spa treatment can really soothe our mind and body.

Away Spa



The ambience

Bar inside the spa

Served with ginger tea if not mistaken



The make-up room

Selfie!!


The massage room

Although W Bali Seminyak is located by the seaside, don't expect that you can swim in it. The wave is so huge and the current is so strong that it is well-known for surfing only.

For Muslims solo or small pax traveler, I would have to warn you that the hotel do not provide halal food. They can only cater for halal food if you stay in a larger group. However, the breakfast buffet is standard so, the halal food selection is super limited for breakfast. Taste-wise, I would say that the food is generally acceptable and some are  quite delicious.

This was my dessert on the day I arrived

Yums... I have sweet tooth

Special dinner set-up for us

Say yes to all these tropical fruits

Soups

Love this stall set-up

The buffet line


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Lunch the next day. The fries taste really good

Dessert was splendid

Yummy. Recommended

Creme brulee

Overall, I enjoyed my stay in W Hotel Bali, Seminyak. It was a wonderful experience despite the very late check in. Thanks for having us W Hotel Bali, Seminyak!

Sincerely
Prettily Rare

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