Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Consuming GKB Probiotics to Improve my overall Health

If you've ever had digestive problems or felt a little heavy and lethargic, you'll understand the frustration of trying countless remedies and still not finding relief. GKB Probiotics have become an essential part of my daily routine ever since I found out about them, from relieving chronic stomach pain to boosting my immune system. Here's my personal experience with GKB probiotics and the science behind how they work. If you're looking for a natural and effective way to improve your internal health, keep reading to learn about the beauty of GKB probiotics. 

Probiotics as an introduction, are friendly bacteria that help support healthy digestion and provide other benefits to your overall health. Probiotics promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria and have been linked to a wide range of health benefits. These include benefits for weight loss, digestive health, immune function and more. These bacteria's are considered good bacteria's as they help you clean your internal organs, and without them, you may experience discomfort in your intestines. 

I know what your next question would be, how do you pick the best probiotic supplement that suits your needs? 2023 being a new year for me, I decided to start consuming supplements to further retain my current health condition and personally, I would say that probiotics does a really good job in ensuring that your body's immunity is strong and healthy. My digestive health has improved and my body feels lighter than it usually is (Lighter, when it comes to movements). I experience a less bloated stomach and I have less insomnia experiences at night. Let me share with you on the GKB Probiotics, which available in capsule and powder form.


1) GKB G-Pro Gold | Digestion & IBS

If you have gastrointestinal or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you should definitely try GKB G-Pro Gold. It comes in 60 vegetable capsules, and one capsule should be taken daily before or after meals. It really helps cleanse my body, especially when im experiencing serious constipation that causes severe complications such as stomach cramps or harder stool. G-Pro Gold also helps to increase the gut flora and boost the body's immunity. After consuming this, I noticed that I have no problems releasing a number 2 when I need to go to the loo. 

2) GKB Lactobacillus Plantarum GKM3 200mg | Weight management 

Lactobacillus Plantarum GKM3 helps in weight management and 1 bottle contains 30 vege Capsules. It is recommended to consume this after a meal. If you having 2 heavy meals in a day, take 1 capsule for each meal. If you only have one heavy meal a day, just take 1 capsule for that meal. Lactobacillus Plantarum GKM3 contributes by improving our digestive system, reduce the calories absorption and increase the water content in skin. For me, this has to be one of my preferred probiotics as my body feel lightweight and energetic after consuming it for several days. I now can enjoy eating my favorite dishes without worrying about my weight going overboard. Remember, it's best to take this with your heaviest meal for the day.


1) GKB Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Powder | Leaky Gut & Sensitive skin 

Easily get yeast infection and have skin issues such as eczema? Candida is a common issue among women. Candida is a yeast (fungal) infection and it lives on the skin and inside the body, such as the mouth, throat, gut, and vagina. If you experience abnormal vagina discharge (white discharge) that comes with itchiness, you may be infected with a yeast infection. To protect our gut and healthy bacteria for our miss V, I will take 1 sachet of Lactobacillus rhamnosus Powder before or after my meal. 1 box contains 30 sachets and the packaging is pocket friendly. Besides that, it also helps to reduce skin sensitivity, and allergy symptoms and maintain gut homeostasis.

2) GKB Probizymes |  Digestion 

Due to a heavy workload, I sometimes skip my meals. In the long run of this kind of practices, I started to experience gastric and bloated stomach pain which then leads to serious gastric symptoms such as nausea, heartburn, and stomach acidic. Hence, it is recommended to consume one sachet GKB Probizymes daily after meal. The Probizymes will help to improve the digestion system and maintain stomach microflora. On top of that, it also helps to prevent gastric and bloated stomachs, making it perfect for a mom like me who tends to eat at odd hours when babies are asleep. 

3) GKB Probio+ | Constipation & Diarrhea 

If you have a sensitive stomach or an allergy reaction to certain food like milk or spicy food, you might end up spending most of your time in the toilet. Did you know that frequent diarrhea will cause your body to lose a lot of water? By taking 1 sachet of Probio+ after meal will help to prevent diarrhea and maintain a healthy balance of gut bacteria. Since it's best to consume a lot of water after consuming these probiotics, it definitely helps to increase water content, improve the immune system and strengthen the defense against harmful bacteria.

Personal Verdict on why i choose GKB?

You may wonder why GKB has become my choice? Well, personally, being married to a pharmacist (perks), I was recommended by my husband as he heard a lot about it from his loyal customers when he was at the pharmacy. The unique benefit that makes GKB stand out would be that their supplements do not only focus on solving one particular problem but looks beyond into overall health. Im, not exactly a capsule person to swallow, but I would have to say when it comes to probiotics, GKB offers easy consumption types such as powdered version supplements. After a week of consuming, I realized that my immunity feels stronger and my digestive system feels good and cleansed. Usually, I'll feel lethargic by noon, but after consuming my body feels more energetic and healthy than usual. 

I believe the greatest advantage of GKB probiotics is that they are manufactured with antioxidant multilayer encapsulation technology and in granular form. GKB is the only health supplement company with 4 multilayer coatings for its probiotics, and this is to ensure the probiotics enter the intestines and has intact at a high survival rate. 

Video on GKB Probiotics

Just to share with you the benefits of why im consuming GKB Probiotics, here's a short overall conclusion of what would be good for different purposes. I really enjoyed doing the shoot and I hope it would further let you understand more about the products offered by GKB. In case you'd like to get these for you and your family, GKB supplements are available in all. major pharmacies in Malaysia, including Alpro Pharmacy For more information, do check out GKB's official social media platforms:

Official website | www.mygkb.com
RED ID | 1318211221 (GKB 集康宝) 

GKB is founded in 2018 and they are a joint venture company between All Cosmos Industry and Grape King Bio originating from Taiwan. Grape King Bio is a renowned health supplement manufacturing company in Taiwan.

GKB Official Selling Platform:
All major pharmacies in Malaysia, including

Central: Alpro Pharmacy, M CARE Pharmacy, Leo Pharmacy         
Melaka: Alpro Pharmacy, Farmasi Big Tree, Farmasi Limbongan, Farmasi Tanjung Minyak        
Penang: Alpro Pharmacy, MEDS & VITS Pharmacy, Pure Pharmacy, NuCare Pharmacy, Bliss Pharmacy, Guan Pharmacy, Island Retail Pharmacy        
Perak: Alpro Pharmacy, HTM Pharmacy        
East Coast: Alpro Pharmacy, Lau & Tan Pharmacy, Farmasi Nazen, Farmasi Ehsan         
Southern: Alpro Pharmacy, The One Pharmacy, You Pharmacy, AcePro Pharmacy        
Sabah: Alpro Pharmacy, LifePlus Pharmacy, Pearl Pharmacy        
Sarawak: Alpro Pharmacy, Trinity Pharmacy, Hometown Pharmacy, Mana Pharmacy

For latest list of pharmacies, please see https://www.mygkb.com/Article/Detail/1188 

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Mamee Monster's limited-edition vintage design bundle brings back memories of growing up

This month, the iconic blue Mamee Monster from the 1970s will once again be available. Mamee Monster is the most popular and well-known homemade noodle snack in the nation. Malaysians can expect to see the iconic blue Mamee Monster back in its familiar 2D retro format on the brand’s bright yellow Mamee Monster Family Packbagsas the products become available in Malaysia and Singaporefrom March 2023 onwards for limited time only. There will also be collectible stickers in the packs, just like how Mamee Monster used to includesurprise items in-pack. This limited-edition packaging with vintage vibes is being rolled out as a tribute to MAMEE-Double Decker’slate founder and executive chairman, Datuk Pang Chin Hin, who passed away in November 2022. 

Mamee Monster is a crunchy noodle snack that made its debut in 1974 after Datuk Pang’s eldest son, MAMEE-Double Decker Executive ChairmanTan Sri Pang Tee Chew picked up on something while driving through the estates in Alor Gajah, Malacca–he noticed the rubber tappers were eating uncooked instant noodles straight from the pack.This led thePang father-son duo to steer their noodle production in a new direction. They decided topre-season the noodlesbefore selling them, and that was the start of one of the first Malaysia’sfavourite snacks. Mamee Monster noodles became a hit not just with the youngsters but also with the adults, thanks to its rich flavour, strong marketing strategy and widespread availability.

“The Mamee Monster noodle snack hasbeen the quintessential Malaysian childhood snack that has been spreading joy for decades, whether enjoyed as a snack at home, in school, at a party or on the go. We have the late Datuk Pang to thank for thatand this Mamee Monster Retro Campaignis our way of paying tribute to him and celebrating his life, his creativity and many contributions,” said How Yuan Yi, Chief Marketing Officer of MAMEE-Double Decker.

“Mamee Monster was one of the first of Datuk Pang’s creations and he also created other memorable childhood snacks such as Double Decker prawn crackers, Mister Potato chips and Corntoz corn snacks. We hope that the Mamee Monster Retro campaignwill give our consumers a chance to relive their childhood. In fact, we’d like to bring back some of those great memories to share with everyone and we’ll be rewarding consumers for that too,” she added. 

The Mamee Monster’s World of Nowstalgia is a word play on ‘nostalgic’ and ‘now’. This campaign aims to leverage that nostalgia, and turn it into something modern, something new, yet retains the charm of the old Mamee Monster packs. The campaign leveraged the rich visual heritage of the brand, transporting it into today’s world. 

All the elements, designs, colours, and music that evoke memories of a simpler time, before the rise of the internet and social media, to remind people that even in today’s high-tech, fast-moving, ever-evolving world, there’s always room for the simple pleasures, such as a pack of Mamee Monster noodle snack.  

Mamee Monster lovers can look forward to winning cash prizes and exclusive merchandise from now until 29 March 2023.To qualify for the contest, consumers will need to make a minimum purchase of one Mamee Monster Family PackRetro Limited Edition andfollow theMamee Monster account on Instagram (www.instagram.com/iammameemonster). 

Participants will then need to take a creative picture of them enjoying the Mamee Monster Family PackRetro Limited Edition, include a caption about their favourite Mamee Monster memory and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MameeMonsterWorldofNowstalgiaand tag the @iammameemonster account. This contest is open to Malaysian citizens aged 18 and above. Mamee Monster will select 80weekly prize winners for the four contest weeks–each winner will receive RM200 cash and a limited edition Mamee Monster Retro t-shirt and tote bag. 

Featuring the limited edition Mamee Monster Retro t-shirt and tote bag

Mamee Monster Family Pack Retro Limited Editionare available in four flavours –Black Pepper, BBQ, Hot & Spicy, and Chicken and are priced at RM3.50onwards for the Mamee Monster Family Pack. They can be foundat all major supermarkets, hypermarkets, mini-markets, petrol marts and convenience stores nationwide, as well as MameeJonker House in Malacca. They can also be purchased via MAMEE’s official store on Lazada (https://bit.ly/3fX5hpE) and Shopee (https://shp.ee/xim7frj).

For enquiries about MameeMonster, please call the MAMEE-Double Decker toll-free careline at 1-300-22-6263 or send a WhatsApp text to +606-231 6362 between 9am and 5pm from Mondays to Fridays, send an email to careline@mamee.com.my or visit https://mamee.com/. For further information, follow the brand’s social media accounts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mymameemonster) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/iammameemonster/)

Friday, March 10, 2023

Survey by Jobstreet shows 2023 remains to be a jobseekers’ market

2023 is expected to be a jobseekers' market in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, according to SEEK, the parent company of Asia's leading online employment marketplaces JobStreet and JobsDB. A new study conducted by SEEK, BCG and The Network found that 34% of talent surveyed are actively looking for a new job, with the top three motivations being looking for a more interesting position, lacking opportunities for upward career progress and unsatisfied with salary and benefits.

The study found that 74% of talent around the region are approached multiple times per year about new job opportunities, and 36% of those in Malaysia are approached every month. Additionally, 70% of the region's respondents and 69% of Malaysians feel that they are in a strong negotiating position when looking for a job. This suggests that potential talents are confident to look out for new opportunities despite fears of recession.

Findings – The Malaysian Context

In Malaysia, the study found that 1 in 3 employees are willing to try different careers by reskilling to new professions, approximately 5% more than the regional average.

Top 3 most coveted talent (based on the percentage of respondents who are approached frequently with job opportunities) are in the areas of:

• Information Technology
• Digitisation, data science and artificial intelligence, and
• Education, such as teachers and trainers.

Some 61% of Malaysians also expressed their preference for hybrid working models, translating to 7% higher than the global average.

Peter Bithos, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, SEEK, commented on the findings, noting that the balance of power in the labour market tends to shift towards employers as hiring tightens. However, many organisations in Asia are still recovering from the pandemic, and it is still a jobseekers' market. Employers need to know how to attract, recruit and retain talent.

The survey revealed that IT roles are the most sought-after talent in Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines and Singapore, with job opportunities on a weekly and monthly basis. This is consistent with SEEK's observation of a 29% YoY increase in job ads for tech roles in the region, based on data from JobStreet and JobsDB platforms.

Talent’s Top Priorities

The majority of research participants (71%) stated that having a steady employment with a decent work-life balance is what they most want in life. This inclination is prevalent across occupations, nations, and age ranges.

This is consistent with the deal-breakers listed by job applicants when searching for a new position, with 17% naming work-life balance as the second-most important factor (after financial remuneration, or 22%). Both the amount of paid time off and job security rank third on the importance scale for job seekers.
The expectations of people with regard to their jobs have drastically shifted in recent years, according to Sagar Goel, Partner and Associate Director at BCG. Most job searchers today choose to work in order to live rather than the reverse. Companies need to understand that while offering a competitive wage may attract sought-after talent, it won't keep them on the job long-term. Equally significant is a business culture that values positive working relationships and promotes flexibility and work-life balance.

"The Malaysian Government has been visionary in introducing the Malaysia Digital (MD) strategic initiative to encourage and attract companies, talents, and investment while enabling Malaysian businesses and the rakyat to play a leading role in the global digital revolution and digital economy," said Vic Sithasanan, Managing Director of JobStreet Malaysia. With the Digital Economy projected to contribute 25.5% of our country's growth domestic product (GDP) from the existing 22.6% by 2025, MD is poised to be a significant growth engine for Malaysia.

Digital and technological abilities will continue to be emphasised. Companies must adapt to these evolving expectations if they hope to attract top personnel with the capabilities that their companies need, which includes putting an emphasis on work-life balance and flexibility through hybrid work models. (As was already indicated, 61% of Malaysians like hybrid work patterns, which is 7% more than the average worldwide.)

Ideal Hiring Journey

The survey also debunked and proved several recruitment myths and gave insight into what jobseekers want in their recruitment journey,for instance:

• A smooth and timely process is the number one way for an employer to stand out during recruitment (67%), as 49% would refuse an attractive job offer if they face a negative experience. 

• Recruitment platforms are the top channel used when applying for a job. Meanwhile, the best way to raise interest when someone is not looking for a job comes from a recommendation by a friend. Once they are interested, most will look for further information through social media and company websites.
• ​​​Advanced digital tools are not favoured even among the young generation. Many prefer to see personal interactions during the recruitment process, with only 24% stating they would becomfortable participating in an AI-led automated interview.

The report also offered suggestions for how employers could enhance the hiring procedure and the overall package they offer to applicants, including: how to get past their biases to expand their talent pool; how to adjust their strategy to different personas; how to get culture basics right; and more.

For more information on the reports in Asia, click here for Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines or you can also please visit: https://www.jobstreet.com.my/en/cms/employer/case-study/what-jobseekers-wish-employers-knew/

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Zebra Square Kuala Lumpur Buffet Ramadhan 2023

Zebra Square Kuala Lumpur welcomes Ramadhan 2023 with an attractive diverse selection of Malaysian cuisine Buffet Ramadhan along with others all times Malaysian delights. Ignite the spirit of Ramadhan with your family, friends and colleagues and celebrate the Joy of Holy month starting from 25th March till 19th April 2023. Zebra Square Kuala Lumpur with seating capacity 250 to 300 per day offers the perfect enjoyment to rejoice the festivity of holy months for the Muslims especially. The buffet spreads prepared by Executive Chef Mohamed Muzaffar and dedicated back of house team are organizing buffet concept. Serves up tempting local cuisine, delightful western dishes as well as other dedicated action stalls where chefs perform gastronomical stunts right before the diners’ eyes providing patrons a journey that promises to excite their palate, delight their palate, delight their senses.

Grilled Lamb

Satay Ayam and Satay Daging

A variety of grilled fish

The highlight would be the kambing golek

The highlight of the buffet is our well marinated, succulent Grilled Lamb which fits for Ramadhan feast every day. Apart from the Grilled Lamb, the buffet spread features traditional authentic kampung food such as tender Daging Gulai Kentang Utara, Ikan Masin Nenas, Ikan Bakar, Ayam Palembang, Kerabu Sotong, and Lempeng & Sambal Bilis. Traditional “kampung” atmosphere we brought in and indulge and sink your teeth into one or all 50s’ of our Traditional Malay & Nyonya kuih as well as other assorted puddings, cakes, and a good selection of refreshing “Air Balang” drinks as our signature. We also introducing our Special Cendol the all-times Malaysian favourite.

Ayam Palembang

Chicken Curry

Aneka Ulam

Kerabu Sotong

Daging Gulai Kentang Utara

Sweet and Sour Fish

Sambal Ikan Keli

I've tried their menu and personally the flavours really reminds me of home. If you suka lauk-pauk kampung, then this would be the ideal location to feast and break your fast. Portion wise its pretty decent, and the dining hall is glamourous, looking like its as if youre attending a wedding. It's fully air-conditioned so you dont have to worry about the heat and most importantly, the food prepared is designed to satisfy any craving. 

Zebra Square KL Buffet Ramadhan offers priced at: - Adult: RM85.90/adult;
Kids (with below 12-years old): RM45.00/kids;
Senior Citizen (with above 60-years old): RM 45.00/senior.

Zebra Square venues is designed to provide maximum convenience and comfort for every occasion to meet the growing needs of a new and ideal venue is located in a dynamic integrated city area, Kuala Lumpur add is complemented services, in building Wi-Fi connectivity, advanced audio visual systems, teleconferencing facilities, and access FREE PARKING bays in within the area. Accessibility to Zebra Square Kuala Lumpur served by two LRT stations which are within walking distance for commuting convenience. Zebra Square Kuala Lumpur poised to become an exceptional centre of business and leisure by offering the ideal venue for any cooperate event be it big or small, wedding, conference or others with affordable and reasonable price packages.

Cream Puffs

A lovely fruit bowl

Fruit tarts

Whats a meal without desserts right?

In order to liven up the atmosphere of the buffet every year, Zebra Square will invite orphans and shelters to celebrate and share with them their sustenance in the month of Ramadhan. I would say its a sweet initiative to give back and open up space and opportunities for philanthropists out there to share with these orphans. Those interested in participating in this fund can contact Zebra Square for more information.

For reservations, call 019 – 340 5719 / 019 – 233 1180 / 017 – 251 6316 or e-mail info@moderndynamicgroup.com