ICBC Asia e-Sports and Music Festival Hong Kong by HKTB

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The ICBC ( Asia ) e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong ( EMFHK ) returns this summer with professional gamers competing for glory at three international e-sports tournaments from 24 to 26 August at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the second annual EMFHK will be larger in scale and will see over 110 players from all over the world battle it out at the acclaimed "Return of the Legends 2018"; and two new tournaments, the "Hong Kong PUBG World Invitational" and the "ZOTAC CUP MASTERS CS:GO 2018 Grand Finals".

The "ZOTAC CUP MASTERS CS:GO 2018 Grand Finals" will offer a total prize pool of US$300,000 ( over HK$2 million ), setting a new record in Hong Kong's e-sports tournament.
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JJ Lin Unveil His New Look At Madame Tussauds Singapore!

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JJ Lin stopped by for some famous fun at Madame Tussauds Singapore on Sentosa. The award winning singer-songwriter is back home for the Singapore stop of his "JJ Lin Sanctuary World Tour", and visited the world famous wax attraction to update and unveil his new look.

Guests can visit the Singaporean star in the music zone, where he is standing proud since opening of the attraction. Previously dressed in a stylish blue camouflage jacket, JJ has chosen to dress his wax figurine in an understated look this time, with a new outfit from the latest collection from his own fashion/lifestyle brand -- SMG ( Still Moving UnDer GunfirE )
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Get Flatter Tummy in Just 35 Minutes with CoolAdvantage!

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Hey beauty junkies, Zeltiq CoolSculpting gets better with shorter time now and you can get a flatter stomach in just 35 minutes without exercise! With the new CoolAdvantage applicators, your fat reduction session cuts by almost half the time, with patients reporting 50%* improvement in comfort zones!

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I am sure you know how hard it is to shred some kilos. Although the Omron body composition scale at EHA Clinic shows my Body Age is 49 despite being 53, I would love to be under my current weight of 53.7kg. I want a flatter tummy!

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During one of my facial visits to EHA Clinic, I was thrilled to learn that their CoolSculpting treatment is now only 35 minutes per area with the new CoolAdvantage instead of 60 minutes previously.

My last CoolSculpting tummy experience was 4 years ago. Guess it is time to try out the new CoolAdvantage especially after learning about their patients’ positive feedback. The new design also allows a larger surface area to be treated with less discomfort, and 1 session is all you need to have a flatter tummy!
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Japan Boosts Bid to Host World Expo 2025 With Pokemon Mascot

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The Government of Japan and the Japan World Expo 2025 Committee ( hereinafter " the Committe e" ) have been conducting activities at home and abroad seeking to host the World Expo 2025. From July 21, the Committee took the initiative to begin an event-oriented campaign in which Pokemon, one of the Committee's " Special Envoys ( Mascot Characters ) ", boosts bidding activities at the Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo in Ikebukuro and elsewhere in Japan as part of efforts to win the bid to host the World Expo.

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The campaign website " Pokemon EXPO Type Check " was launched in June to help people support the bidding activities together with Pokemon, and " original goods featuring Pokemon and the World Expo bid " began to be distributed from July 21 in the second phase of the campaign. In Japan where summer vacation already started, many people, mainly children and young people, flock to 26 Pokemon Centers/Pokemon Stores ( facilities to offer information on Pokemon and sell Pokemon-themed goods ) across the country every day where original goods are distributed.
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Pork Piccata with Ruggeri 36-mth Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

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Known as the King of Cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano is often shaved or grated over food, and I love the gritty texture and the strong umami flavour of the gourmet cheese.

You may wonder if there is a difference between Parmigiano Reggiano and Parmesan Cheese. Do you know that Parmigiano Reggiano is actually the real deal, and it can only come from the Parma region in northern Italy? Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is a product with the Protected Designation of Origin ( PDO ), so Parmesan is kinda like an imitation. According to the trademark laws in Italy, the cheese cannot be called Parmigiano Reggiano unless it's made in Italy according to a specific recipe.

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A lovely friend, who was back from Italy recently bought me this delectable 36-mth Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese from Ruggeri Antica Pizzicheria. Parmigiano Reggiano is used to generate deep essence in dishes such as soup, pasta and risotto. The older the age, the more intense the flavour, which also means you will get different results with a 24, 36 or a 48-month cheese. A 24-mth-old Parmigiano Reggiano is used in soup and pasta courses, whereas an older cheese like the 36-mth-old can enhance the flavour in main courses such as this Pork Piccata.

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Instead of using a standard sauce to finish my dish, using a Mushroom Cream Sauce allows me to add flavour and texture without making the dish too heavy.

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To have a truly authentic Italian experience, I added Pork Piccata with 36-mth Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese and paired with some healthy vegetables, bringing the main course to a scrumptious new level.
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Spice World Hot Pot Baijiu Promotion with Masterclass, 香天下火锅

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Baijiu ( 白酒 ), China’s national liquor gets a toast from Spice World Hot Pot ( 香天下火锅 ), the latest Sichuan hot pot franchise to hit Singapore. A collaboration with the Singapore China Baijiu company and Spice World Hot Pot, top Chinese Master Taster Ms Xu Huan hosted key journalists in the appreciation of three of China’s most popular Baijiu brands - Moutai, Wuliangye and National Cellar Guojiao 1573. The masterclass session also included a DIY Baijiu segment whereby journalists got to create their own liquor using individual distilling kits.

Baijiu, infamously known as Firewater, is distilled from sorghum and rice. Water, sugar and yeast are added to the ingredients and fermented in clay jars buried underground. It is then distilled and aged for anywhere between six months to years, sometimes even up to 50 years. Baijiu is commonly consumed during festivals, weddings, celebrations and business meetings. It is usually served neat in a shot glass and drunk in one gulp. Toasting rituals or Ganbei (cheers) accompany every Baijiu drinking occasion.
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Catch Insight Vacations 40th Anniversary Celebration Deals!

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Photo Credit: Insight Vacations - Portugal’s famous Pastéis de Belém
Insight Vacations, an award-winning global leader in premium escorted journeys continues its 40th Anniversary celebration with special anniversary pricing for its 2018-19 European autumn, winter and spring premium journeys. Travelling during the quieter season comes with some extra perks and more time to explore the seasonal beauty of Europe from the vibrant fall colours, enchanting winter wonderlands and the prettiest spring blooms. Connect with locals during the year-end festive holidays and experience the magic while tasting seasonal treats and shopping for handcrafted gifts at some of Europe’s most famous Christmas Markets.

Insight Vacations will take travellers on a magical journey to truly experience Europe’s seasonal splendours, with local experts and a dedicated travel director to help them discover the places they visit beyond the travel guidebooks.

Here are some top picks from Insight Vacations:

Amazing Spain and Portugal
This 9-day trip goes far beyond the surface to revel in signature cuisines, cultures and histories of Spain and Portugal. In Toledo, clients will meet a master craftsperson in a Damascene workshop for a personal insight into the ancient craft that has been handed down through centuries. Visit “must see” spots such as Granada’s Alhambra Palace, Lisbon’s Jerónimos Monastery and Fátima, the world-renowned pilgrimage site. Epicurean adventures on this trip include a visit to Jabugo, a small Spanish village that serves the most prized cured Iberian ham, and the chance to taste the famous Portuguese delicacy Pastéis de Belém in Lisbon’s most famous pastry shop. From US $1,795 per person, based on twin share, excluding airfare.
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Instagram: Visit Canberra Event, Collagen Paris, LumiSpa

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Hey Sunshine, this is a scheduled post as I am still in Indonesia the entire week checking out one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Well, here is a roundup of my recent Instagram stories for your reading pleasure:

Visit Canberra Event – Do you know that Canberra is the No. 3 City to Visit in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018? Wines, gourmet, hot-air balloon are just some of the stuff I would love to do there!

Unboxing my Collagen Lift Paris – Attended their event at EHA Skincare recently. Collagen Lift Paris unique formula contains Collagen I, Mediterranean Seaweed and Vitamin C, while their Red Carpet comes with the powerful Hyaluronic Acid.
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Dorsett Wanchai Launches Dorsett Little Artist Family Package

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The award-winning family-friendly hotel, Dorsett Wanchai, Hong Kong is excited to announce a partnership with Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, Genecylee Gallery and aspiring Hong Kong-based artists, to launch a charitable Fantastic 4 Family package. This package includes a stay in the newly renovated family rooms with breakfast for 4, a collection of kid-pleasing amenities, and a chance to join the charity-based Dorsett Little Artists program - with 35% off the Best Available Rate!

Let Art and Charity Be the Source of Joy for Every Kid Staying at Dorsett Wanchai
"As a family-friendly hotel, we always strive to provide extraordinary hotel experiences that are different than the others through product innovations and thoughtful services. And since art and charity are something we are very passionate about, it means something more when we finally get to announce a new family package that combines all these elements to offer a vibrant and fun stay alongside art and charity; we are stepping forward to an exciting new era," says Ms Anita Chan, General Manager of Dorsett Wanchai.
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Ginger Flower Buds Remedy for Arthritis ( 姜花治关节炎 )

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Used in Malay cuisine, Ginger Flower Bud aka Torch Ginger Flower ( 姜花 ) is part of the ginger family and is high in antioxidants and loaded with anti-bacterial and anti-cancer properties. More importantly, its anti-inflammatory properties can help treat Arthritis ( 关节炎 ).

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The remedy was given to me recently by a trusted source mainly to address the issue of Arthritis. When cut, this pretty pink edible flower bud releases an aromatic fragrance and you will love the scent even more when you put it into the water to boil.

As the Chinese saying goes “ 姜越老越辣 “ - literally translating into “ The Older The Ginger, The Spicer It Is “, meaning The Elders Know Better. I have not seen nor heard of this flower but after speaking with my 89-year-old mom, she said it is popularly known as Rojak Flower. The wise old lady went on to explain that the bud is usually sliced thinly to be used in salads such as the traditional Rojak, and it is easily available in Tekka Market.

Thanks to my Malaysian neighbour who uses the flower buds in her cooking, she told me where I could find them near our home. Also called Bunga Kantan in Malaysia, the buds are used to zest up curries or the famous Penang Assam Laksa.
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Carrot Potage with Prosciutto-Wrapped Breadsticks Recipe

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Carrots are rich in beta-carotene which is known to protect our lungs against toxins that are linked to lung cancer. Carrots are also known to promote good eye-sight, but how do you know that these orangey root vegetables are good for your eyesight? Well, have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses? LOL!

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This homemade hearty Carrot Potage simmered in a chicken stock is sweet, creamy and extremely nutritious. Turn this comfort soup into a classy dish by pairing it with Prosciutto-Wrapped Breadsticks. You will find Grissinis aka Breadsticks in almost every restaurant in Italy, and they make great appetizers especially with the Italian dry-cured ham.
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Osaka Premium Outlet Shopping at Rinku Town ( りんくうタウン )

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Ready for some last minute shopping en route Kansai International Airport? If shopping for discounted designer labels is a must-do in your travels, make Rinku Premium Outlets ( りんくうプレミアム・アウトレット ) either your first or last stop in Osaka!

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Located just one station from Kansai International Airport is Rinku Town ( りんくうタウン ), which houses an 85m-tall Ferris Wheel, beachside park and the Rinku Premium Outlets.

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With discounts as much as 70% off designer brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, wouldn't you go gaga? The premium outlet even has lockers for your luggage, but if your baggage is larger than the locker size, you can leave it at Information Center for 800 JPY with some conditions.
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Stuffed Chicken Breast with Parma Ham in Just Few Easy Steps!

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These delicious Chicken Rolls with Feta Cheese are wrapped in Parma Ham and pan-fried till fragrant. Best part, they only require minimal ingredients, and are ready in just few easy steps.

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What you get in this recipe is tender Chicken Breast Fillets stuffed with chunky pieces of delicious Lemnos Feta Cheese.

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Paired with the Maille Whole Grain Dijon Mustard, these Stuffed Chicken Breast with Parma Ham taste amazing! Let’s get rolling, shall we?
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Super Japan Fest 2018 at Millenia Walk! Catch Pikachu Parade!

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Konnichiwa! Love Japan? Millenia Walk calls out to lovers of Japan! Presenting the FIRST ever indoor carnival SUPER JAPAN FEST 2018, join us for a fun-filled weekend of entertainment, games, and activities. Get your adrenaline pumping with sensational performances by renowned Japanese performers specially flown in from Japan and partake in an eclectic mix of carnival and arcade games because… you’re gonna have #soMATCHAfun and definitely, #UDONwannamissout!

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CATCH THE PIKACHU PARADE AND EXCLUSIVE ACTS FROM JAPAN
Something Kawaii is coming your way! Watch 6 adorable life-sized dancing Pikachus from Pikachu Parade scoot by with their cute waddle. Catch ‘em all for exclusive meet and greet and photo opportunities!

With festivals, it’s never complete without rousing entertainment that sets the crowd on cheers. Revel in an intriguing line-up of entertainment that includes Tambourine Master Gonzo (left), semi-finalist from Asia’s Got Talent 2015, with his humourous choreographed dances; Comedic Magician Akira Kimura (right) who was awarded with the Golden Buzzer in Asia’s Got Talent 2017. Stay tuned for photo opportunities with the both of them on stage!
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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Luxury Summer Esthetic Beauty Package!

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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo launches “ Luxury Summer Esthetic Beauty Package - The Club Stay “, targeting female guests with body treatment services provided by the Carju Rajah Esthetic Salon located on the eighth floor of the South Tower, and accommodations on the club floor Premier Grand guest rooms. As a special feature of this plan, a complimentary gift of L’Occitane amenity goods will be presented to guests. Guests will also have access to the relaxing space of the 45th floor Premier Grand Club Lounge with panoramic views from 160 meters above ground to unwind while enjoying various beverages.

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Their Premier Grand guest rooms are facilitated with special amenities including Antonietti bed sheeting from Italy, famous Imabari Japanese towels, L’Occitane amenity items, Bluetooth capable BOSE speakers, and others premium items. The sharply designed spaces of the Premier Grand Club Lounge are complemented by a special concierge service exclusively for Club Floor guests. The spacious 535 square meters Club Lounge boasts of panoramic views from 160 meters above ground and offers guests a relaxing space to unwind where they can enjoy various beverages and foods between 7A.M. to 10P.M
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