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The World’s No.1 Badminton player sets KDU College Penang’s Open Day alight! KDU’s Brand Ambassador, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei made time from his busy training preparation for the Badminton Super Series Masters Finals to meet his adoring fans during KDU College Penang’s Open Day on the 10th of December 2011. Making his first visit as ambassador since becoming KDU’s Brand Ambassador, the Penang born Dato’ Lee caused a buzz among the throngs of Open Day visitors and course enquirers as soon as he came down from his car at 12 pm. Over hundred visitors came early in the morning for course enquires as KDU Penang was giving out RM 400 registration fee waivers for registration and a chance to meet to Dato’ Lee himself. Dr. Chong Beng Keok the CEO and Principal of KDU College Penang also reaffirmed this and highlighted that students in the college have definitely been extra motivated to do well in their studies and achieve their ambitions since Dato’ Lee Chong Wei’s appointment as KDU’s brand ambassador.

HELP UNI’s Sports & Clubs/Societies Award Day 2011 Fashion Trend of the Month Avril Lavigne

Dato’ Lee also took time after that to present the exclusive Yonex racquets signed by he himself to the 20 first registered students for the Open Day . He also took time to keep it memorable by having a picture taking session with excited fans for the ‘Meet the Fans’ session. He also did had his chit chats with KDU staffs during lunch and signed a few more autographs for his waiting fans before waving goodbye and promising to be back again next year. It was certainly an enjoyable day for all.

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Taylor’s University’s Engineering Fair wowed public and experts

Twisties Superstarz unveils Winner at Finale Party Movies and Music reviews How to overcome procrastination

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The young are known to be receptive to technology, but the engineering students of Taylor’s University proved that they can be creative too - their functional, even futuristic inventions won over the public during the Taylor’s University Engineering Fair 2011. Kicking off on 17 December 2011 at the picturesque Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, the two-day Engineering Fair saw 73 innovative student projects on display. Impressing the public were inventive designs that could potentially redefine specific industries, such as the remotely operated vehicle for deepwater operations, hydrogen fuel cell vehicle for eco-friendly driving and mobile trash can dumper for construction sites. One of these was the neural operated wheelchair. The team behind the Neuro Wheel Chair were initially looking for ideas. When their group leader suggested designing a wheel chair powered by brain signals, the first year students did not even flinch. “We know it is possible. Our group leader proved that to us when he built the mind-controlled robot during the previous semester,” said team member Lee Jing Yi, 19.

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The Neuro Wheel Chair’s motion which is commanded by brainwaves picked up by a wireless Emotiv EEG Headset wowed the press and the public during its demonstration. All teams were scrutinised by judges who expressed surprise at the creativity and functionality of designs exhibited at the fair. “Taylor University’s engineering students have displayed rare abilities for their age. I am impressed,” said Christine Ng, judge for Most Innovative Design Project Award.


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LIVE WIRE CCM-USM Initiative to develop new generation of Community Pharmacy Entrepreneurs CCM JATI (Jalinan Universiti & Industri), a pioneer programme between CCM and USM, is an industry-university initiative which will see CCM’s pharmaceutical division and USM’s School of Pharmaceutical Sciences collaborating to identify 50 second year students annually and to prepare them for a future as community pharmacists. The programme aims to develop a new generation of community pharmaceutical retail business entrepreneurs in line with the Government’s plan to license dispensing of prescription medicines at the retail level. CCM Group Managing Director, Encik Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir ,hailed the collaboration as a ‘smart partnership’ between industry and academic sector to build entrepreneurial capacity amongst pharmaceutical graduates to explore a future in business. “CCM is uniquely positioned and experienced in R&D, manufacturing, distribution and retail to contribute towards the development of entrepreneurial talent and capacity,” added Encik Feisal at the launch of the collaboration. USM Vice Chancellor Professor Dato’ Dr. Omar Osman said the entrepreneur development program will add yet another dimension to the quality of the university’s pharmaceutical graduates in ensuring that they are truly “industry ready”. According to Prof. Dr. Syed Azhar the pioneer cohort of students in the program will be exposed to the various aspects of marketing, business management and retailing through interaction with experienced professionals from CCM and the industry. “They will form the core and themselves become trainers for subsequent batches and we are confident that the knowledge gained and experiences shared will be invaluable for the future.”

HELP UNI’s Sports & Clubs/Societies Award Day 2011

HELP University recently honored their sportsman, sportswoman and the best club for the year 2011. These awards are given yearly to clubs/societies, sportsman, sportswoman and individual and group achievers who have achieved remarkable achievements locally, nationally and internationally. The ceremony was graced in the presence of the Senior Vice President Professor Dato’ Dr. Zakaria. The award ceremony started with the presentation of token of appreciation to individuals and group achievers. Amongst the achievements include Champion in the ANZ Bank Report Challenge, Division W Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest Champion, Champion team in the Malaysian Novices Debate Championship, Champion in the UTHO National Chinese Debate Championship, 2nd Runner-Up in the IPTS Debate Championship, Champion in the National CIMB Trading Championship, 2nd RunnerUp in the Budding Value Investor Challenge, Winner of the Jury’s Special Award in FESCO 2011, 2nd Runner-Up in the UTAR Dance competition, Champion in the IPTS RUSH 2011, Champion in the Shell Fuelsave Inter College Championship and Winner of President Distinguished Award The token of appreciation and individual trophies was presented to the achievers by Mr. Dhanesh, the Head of the Foundation School and Ms. Vijaya, the Senior Manager of International Students Department. The nomination for the best club/society 2011 saw a total of 6 nominations being submitted. The clubs/societies nominated were Peer Support Group, Coral Cantata, Chinese Cultural Society, Toastmasters Club, Indonesian Club and the United Nations Club. Factors considered to determine the best club/society includes membership, activities executed, attendance in HJSC meetings, awards won, assisting in DSA’s activities, financial and activities report submitted. 6

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LIVE WIRE Kolej DiKa signs MoU with Victoria University Of Wellington to provide better lecturers Kolej DiKa recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (VUW) on collaborative efforts to offer a more value added degree programme. The collaboration was aimed to pave a more affordable path for students to continue their studies. The MOU was signed by Kolej DiKa’s Executive Chairman Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abdul Rahman Arshad and Victoria University of Wellington’s Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean Professor Dugald Scott. Kolej DiKa’s Diploma in Early Childhood Education was accredited by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) at Level 5 and has been recognized by Victoria University of Wellington for entry into Year 3 of the BED (Teaching) Early Childhood. As part of the MoU, lecturers from VUW will be flown to deliver the programme which encompasses the teaching to assessments. This will be supported by the academic team at Kolej DiKa who will offer tutorials and guidance. The signing ceremony was witnessed by invited guests, Kolej DiKa staff, lecturers as well as Kolej DiKa’s past and present students. Ms. Deanna Tung, Director of Operations of Kolej DiKa presented a preview of the intended collaboration followed by a dialogue session between guests and both institutions.

The One Academy Students wins Gold, Silver & Bronze at Malaysia’s Biggest Advertising Awards!

For more than 30 years, the Kancil Awards has been a prominent advertising award, one of the biggest in Malaysia. The prestigious advertising award gives recognition to great ideas, people and agencies while seeking out new talents with fresh young creative minds that will bring out the best in the industry. At the last year at the Kancil Awards, it was five years in a row that The One Academy students had been succesful at the awards. Addressing the creative challenges are The One Academy advertising & graphic design students who rose to the occasion with bolder ideas; leading them to seize a collective total of 7 Student Kancil Awards; 2 Golds, 1 silver, 3 Bronzes and 1 Merit. This is the aim of The One Academy’s industry-driven learning approach that is emphasized when educating their students. The One Academy students’ brilliant ideas attracted the renowned panel of judges with Jury Chairman Gavin Simpson of Ogilvy & Mather Malaysia and the Main Jury which consist of the pro-players such as Huang Ean Hwa of McCann-Erickson, Liew Sanyen of IF Isobar, Sa’ad Husseinof Creative Juice-Sil and more. The One Academy students have become the biggest Student Kancil Award winners for five years consecutively with a whopping 34 awards to sum it all up. Having The Star- Malaysia’s local newspaper as a mock client, the students submitted their ideas of a campaign to promote reading as a healthy & educational practice with hopes to encourage society to read on a daily basis. 8

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LIVE WIRE MSU celebrates President’s List Award MSU recently awarded 66 of its students the Presidential List Awards to celebrate outstanding student success. The President’s List certificate is a prestigious award given out every semester to cultivate a culture of excellence amongst MSU’s students. The awards honour students who have demonstrated excellent results in various examinations in each semester of studies. The Group is comprised of outstanding students pursuing their diploma and degree levels from various areas of specialization. The winners were selected from those who obtained a Grade Point Average (GPA) 3.75 and above for three consecutive semesters. This event was officiated by Prof Dato’ Wira Dr. Mohd Shukri Ab. Yajid, President of MSU. Also present, Prof Dato Dr. Junainah Abd Hamid, Vice Chancellor / CEO of MSU, the deans, senior officials of MSU, parent and students. In his speech, Mohd Shukri said, “MSU is very proud of student’s achievements as this illustrates not only hard work and talent but also commitment as a university in maintaining high quality education. This award is an appreciation on student accomplishment and it also serves as inspiration for student towards continuously maintaining academic ability”. He added the role of parents in providing the best education to their children is not to be forgotten. Without the support and sacrifice of parents the student’s success today may not be achieved.

The Brickfields Asia College Law Expo: Taking legal education to new heights The Brickfields Asia College recently held their Law Expo: Legal Conference and Career Fair. The fair is a biannual event that consists of talks by distinguished academicians and practitioners on various areas of Law such as Land Law, International Law and Medical Law to name a few. BAC is unique in that it is the only legal education institution that holds an Expo of this type on a biannual basis. It’s an ideal opportunity for students and the general public to expand their legal knowledge by attending the “Law Talks”. Among the topics covered by the distinguished speakers in the “Law Talks” section were “Future of the BAR” by Mr. Richard Wee of the Bar Council of Malaysia, “State Sovereignty in Modern International Law” by Dr. Martin Dixon, “Medical Developments - Can the Law keep up-to-date?” by Professsor John Williams, “How Regional Organisations influence Domestic Constitutions: The Impact of ASEAN and the EU Compared” by Dr. Richard Burchill, “Issues in Company and Commercial Law” by Penny Carey. According to Mr. Aria Singham, Chief Operating Office of Brickfields Asia College “Although we are a specialist Law School, we at BAC find it essential to sponsor a Legal Education Expo with International Delegates as we find it gives current law students an added dimension and balance to their education as well as vital exposure on the current climate in the Legal industry. It also gives the rare opportunity to those considering to read Law as a degree to meet a diverse range of international law schools and professional bodies to receive first hand information and advice on their journey ahead.”

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GATSBY Like My Look IPTA Edition Prize Presentation The GATSBY Like My Look Contest – IPTA Edition 2011 ended on the 31st of December 2011 with over 1700 participants from 14 IPTA’s around the country taking part. On the the 14th of January 2012, a small prize giving ceremony was held at Novotel Kuala Lumpur. We would like to thank all the participants that took part in this contest for their hard work but there could only be 10 winners at the end. The winners were: THE FIRST PRIZE OF RM 500 CASH + IPAD 2 + PRODUCT HAMPER WENT TO : Ong Shu Wei : Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) THE SECOND PRIZE OF RM 300 CASH + IPOD TOUCH + PRODUCT HAMPER WENT TO: Surreshan A/L Shamugam : Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Pahang THE THIRD PRIZE OF RM 200 CASH + IPOD NANO + PRODUCT HAMPER WENT TO: Yee Yeong Chien : Universiti Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur 7 X CONSOLATION PRIZE OF RM100 CASH + PRODUCT HAMPER WENT TO: Mohd Sharul Azam bin Jamaludin : Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Selangor Khairul Anuar Riulee : Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Selangor Eric Hoo Wei Xiang : Universiti Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur Tan Li Jin : Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor Kamarul Ariffin : Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Selangor Muhd Muzakkir Afiq B. Musa : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Perak Muhammad Zahd Abdul Aziz : Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor We would like to thank GATSBY and Mandom (M) Sdn Bhd for organising this great event and hope that they will continue this in 2012.

What the First Prize Winner ONG SHU WEI, 21 of UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SARAWAK had to say CP Ong

: What was your first response when hearing you’ve won the GATSBY Like My Look Contest and how does it feel? : I can’t believe it and I feel happy. Not everyone gets a chance to be one of the finalists and at the same time I gained such great experiences.

CP : What strength about yourself did you discover throughout this competition? Ong : My strength is my parents who were very supportive of anything I wanted to do, as parents should be. When I fail, my parents don’t criticize me. CP Ong

: What will you do with the prize money? : I am very grateful to GATSBY and Mandom (M) Sdn Bhd for this prize money. I will use it for my studies and for my other expenses.

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: Any advice for the aspiring students out there? : Never give up in everything you do. Don’t wait for the chance to come. CAMPUSPLUS \\ FEBRUARY 2012

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LIVE WIRE GATSBY 4th Dance Competition Malaysian Final The GATSBY 4th Dance Competition Finals was held on the 14th of January 2012 at Neverland Club Kuala Lumpur. The competition attracted over 25,000 Facebook followers, putting Malaysia way ahead of other participating Pan Asia countries in its fourth year running. The event was electrifying with 10 finalists taking to the main stage. The judges had to choose the top 5 finalists to the second round before deciding on the winner.This season’s panel of judges comprised of Japanese celebrity dance guru FishBoy, Floor Fever leader Boojae Fadzil and Fellest Yan of Royal Phantom Crew. Rebounce Crew walked away with RM2,000 cold hard cash plus an all-expenses paid trip to participate in the Asia Grand Finals in Tokyo to represent Malaysia on March 10. Second and third place went to School Brotherz and Teh Pitt Den. Each of them won RM1,000 and RM500 respectively. All the best for Rebounce Crew in Japan!

The Venue -- Neverland Club Kuala Lumpur

1st Place -- Rebounce Crew

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The Judges -- FishBoy, Boojae Fadzil and Fellest Yan

2nd Place -- School Brotherz

The Winners and The Judges


WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY...... Charisma Kantaro the producer of GATSBY 4th Dance Competition and guest judge from Japan, FishBoy. CHARISMA KANTARO

Campus Plus: What is your favourite thing about this GATSBY 4th Dance Competition? Kantaro: The best part about the GATSBY 4th Dance Competition; All finalists gained such great experiences when they let the professionals guide them as a newcomer. Campus Plus: Kantaro:

Did you find the competition more difficult than expected? In this competition, it requires larger and more difficult performance, equipped with moves and more creative than expected. Currently in Japan, they combine and do more kind of dance. If the finalists have passion for dancing, take a step forward to try.

FISHBOY

Campus Plus: How do you feel about being one of the judges? Fishboy: It’s a great opportunity to participate in this GATSBY 4th Dance Competition Finals. It’s challenging to choose which finalists will represent Malaysia in the Asian Championship in Japan.

Support from the crowd

Campus Plus: Do you have any advice to give to young aspiring talents who are afraid to take the first step? Fishboy: Keep on fighting forward confidently to achieve your dreams. Most importantly, you must be brave to put yourself out there. Express yourself creatively through dance, beyond language and cultural barriers. CAMPUSPLUS \\ FEBRUARY 2012

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LIVE WIRE Sunway University Business School wins PNB Quiz Derick Yee, Sonia Lim and Yap Wan Li who represented the Sunway University Business School (SUBS) during the national level Investment Quiz Competition organised by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) made Sunway University proud when they championed the 2011 competition. The students did not falter even though they were perceived to be ‘newbies’ in the competition and displayed strength and character throughout. This is the first time in 11 years a private institution (IPTS) has won. Three students were chosen to represent the university in the final round that was held at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang in December. The trio from Sunway University competed against 32 teams during the semi-finals and landed themselves in the finals against Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia. For their efforts, the trio won a cheque worth RM 5,000 for Sunway University and they each received a cheque of RM 1,000 from Amanah Saham Gemilang (ASG). The students topped the quiz by getting the most number of diagonal and horizontal strikes and boxes during the competition. The competition was part of PNB’s aim to promote awareness and educate university students on the relationship between risks and return in long-term investments. The depth of terminologies and current issues in investments and economic developments in university students was put to the test. Yap Wan Li added, “It was a progressive feeling of excitement as we could see that we were leading the competition judging by the total scores collected along the way. However, we could not help but feel a deep sense of pride when we were announced champions of the PNB competition.” We are glad to have made our university proud by being the first private university which has won the competition since it was first held.”

Study by Nottingham University determines how Malaysian Chinese recognise faces

New research by The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus has shown that when it comes to recognising people, the Malaysian Chinese have adapted their facial recognition techniques to cope with living in a multicultural environment. The study was led by Chrystalle B.Y. Tan, a PhD student at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. The results have been published online in the prestigious scientific journal PloS One. This research is the first PhD student publication for Nottingham’s School of Psychology in Malaysia. The study revealed that it is already known that we are better at recognising faces from our own race but researchers have only recently questioned how we assimilate the information we use to recognise people. The team used specialised eye tracking technology to investigate the visual strategies used to recognise photographs of faces. They recruited 22 Malaysian Chinese student volunteers from across Nottingham’s Malaysia campus. The results showed that Malaysian Chinese used a unique mixed strategy by focusing on the eyes and nose more than the mouth. “Our research has shown that Malaysian Chinese adopt a unique looking pattern which differed from both Westerners and Mainland Chinese, possibly due to the multicultural nature of the country,” Chrystalle Tan said.

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Taylor’s College welcomes the Lunar New Year during Orientation Carnival

Students at Taylor’s College had a blast recently when the college welcomed the Lunar New Year by organising a carnival. Titled “Club Recruitment and Orientation Carnival”, the event brought a feel of festivities to the campus which is located in the heart of Subang. The event which took place on 19th of January, was situated at the Concourse area of the Subang campus. From 2pm-5pm, the event saw an attendance of about 1500 to 2000 students in its whole 3 hour period. Various events were held to add to the festivities of the Carnival, all organised by the College students. This included the traditional Dragon Dance, and as well as the toss of the Yi Sang. The Yi Sang toss was a point of highlight as it was done on a long table with approximately 10 plates with almost 50 people participating. The event was also marked with student performances such as singing, dancing and stalls set up by all clubs and societies of the institute, such as the Environmental Awareness Club. There was also participation from 2 big corporate names, Coke and Jack&Jill, who were on hand to add to the festivities by giving out free drinks and snacks.

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Product Review

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MICHAEL CRICHTON AND RICHARD PRESTON - MICRO

Michael Crichton brought us the highly succesful novel, Jurrasic Park (which also spawned the movies). Now he will take readers on yet another journey. A high concept thriller similar to that of Jurassic Park, Micro follows a group of graduate students who are lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company specializing in micro-robotics. Conflict with the head of the company leaves the group fighting for their lives when they find themselves physically transformed and cast out into the rain forest, with only their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.

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F&N CLEARLY CITRUS

F&N Malaysia has added another crowd pleaser to its portfolio of fruit-flavoured carbonated sodas with the introduction of F&N Clearly Citrus, a lemon-lime drink. Clearly Citrus combines the zestiness of lemon and tanginess of lime to give it a clean, crisp, well-balanced taste. This clear bubbly soda gives consumers a light clean taste that is truly refreshing and thirst quenching. F&N Clearly Citrus is available in 500ml and retails for RM1.60.

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STABILO SWING COOL BEACH HIGHLIGHTER

Stabilo, the well known name for highlighter, has released a new beach themed version of their product. The Stabilo Swing Cool Beach can now join you at the beach as well. School kids and students just love the trim, pocket-sized version with its handy clip. The six different shaft colours and trendy design are guaranteed to light up any beach. With ventilated cap, six fluorescent colours, two line widths and water-based ink for paper, copy and fax. The new product retails for RM4.40.

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VOCHELLE ALMONDS AND MINT IN CHOCOLATE

Vochelle has released a new flavor in their well known brand of confectionaries, the Almond and Mint in Dairy Milk Chocolate. The bar comes with a high quality taste as only 100% premium quality cocoa butter is used with the finest ingredients from around the world to ensure that only the richest and most exquisite flavours are delivered to discerning customers. This new product is special as there are not many chocolates in the market that contains healthy and beneficial ingredients such as mint and almond. Thus, this new range will not only appeal to regular chocolate eaters but also to new consumers as well for its great-tasting yet nutritious benefits. The new block range comes in 180g and can be enjoyed at anytime, anywhere for your own indulgence or to be shared with friends and family. The new product retails for RM7.50.

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LAY’S BAKED! SOUTHWESTERN RANCH POTATO CHIPS

LAY’S has released a new flavor of their tasty potato chips, LAY’S Baked. Have a crunchy good time with LAY’S Baked! Southwestern Ranch Potato Chips when you study, watch movies and chat online! Every bite is bursting with the tasty flavour of herbs and spices, which are baked into the chips during the cooking process — and not after the chips are baked. The chips are baked with 100% natural oil and has 0% trans fat and 0% cholesterol. You can now enjoy your favourie snack food as you relax knowing that it is healthy for you, all guilt free. LAY’S Baked retails for RM2.20 per pack.

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VICO 3-IN1 CALCIUM PLUS

Vico introduces a new healthy variant into their 3-in-1 family – Calcium Plus, to meet your cravings for a nourishing and delicious, hot drink bursting with the full-bodied aroma of the finest master-blended chocolate beverage you will love with every gulp! Calcium Plus contains 304mg of calcium in each 32gm sachet to help support optimal maintenance of strong teeth, bones, nerves and muscles. The launch comes as part of a broader launch of 3 other variants which include Vico 3-in-1 Cereal Hi-Fibre, Vico 3-in-1 Less Sweet, and Vico 3-in-1 Soy Protein. Available in most supermarkets. The new line is available for RM11.80 per bag of 18 sachets.


BEAUTY AND FASHION INSPIRATION

La Senza launches VIP Card for loyal customers Ladies, take note for this Valentine. Your favourite inner wear experts, La Senza, has launched a new Prestige VIP Card for their loyal customers. The card comes not just with a sassy look but also more attractive entitlements. The La Senza Prestige VIP Card is essentially a customer loyalty program by which members are rewarded with an exclusive 10% discount on all purchases for 1 year such as 50% off on the second purchased bra, and 20% on cardholders birthdays. Not just that, Prestige members also receive invitations to special VIP events and shopping parties! Go La Senza crazy this Valentines.

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Check out our ‘Romantic Pink + Sexy Red Valentine’ Fashion Trend

Raoul’s Spring/ Summer 2012 Collection

Honeypot Wax Boutique Valentines Brazilian+Boyzilian Package Not sure what to get your significant other this Valentines? Well, it’s nearly here and have you got that something special? No worries, Honeypot Wax Boutique has the answer. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Honeypot’s One Utama outlet is introducing a Brazilian package throughout the month of February 2012. So ladies, while you’re getting yourself groomed, bring your man along for a couples session as this Valentine’s package includes a Brazilian and Boyzilian. Everything a girl can do, a guy can too at Honeypot Wax Boutique! Let the metrosexual man in you be groomed into a sexy hunk as the One Utama outlet now offers unisex treatments, namely the Boyzilian.

Raoul is a rising international label offering accessible luxury, with a comprehensive collection of Men’s & Women’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories. While the anticipation of Spring drags through endless months of Winter; Summer seems to sprint by. As Raoul decade-skips through the minimalism of 90’s and into the future, there is something intoxicating about that sense of speed. This is The Fast Look for women’s wear and the innovative introduction of technical fabrics to Luxe sportswear which was the primary inspiration for Raoul SS12 men’s wear collection. Working with this perfect wardrobe; Raoul paid special attention to the details to create a modern and vibrant collection. CAMPUSPLUS \\ FEBRUARY 2012

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Fashion trend of the month

Want To Be A Fashionista?

This Valentine’s, looking good, if not great, is the key focus when going out on that romantic date with your partner. We couldn’t agree more. So take your styling skill to new heights. Invest in some high-end as well as less-costly items to extend your budget along with your fashion palette because the return will be exponential.

Cozy Casual

Fancy Dinner

Party Rock

Trendy Formal Blazer by Esprit RM399.90

Long Sleeves Bolero by MNG RM79 Ladies Ponte Fit & Flare Dress by Peacock RM133

Ladies Ponte Fit & Flare Dress by Peacock RM133

Ladies Ponte Fit & Flare Dress by Peacock RM133

Ladies Ponte Fit & Flare Dress by Peacock RM133

Circular Pieces Necklace by Massimo Dutti RM169.90 Wide Stiff Bracelet by MNG RM69

Fishnet Collection by Guess RM689

Clutch by Esprit - RM199.90

Ladies Glitter Bracelet Pack by Peacock RM13

Woven Ballerina by Zara RM199.90

Madelena Mini Crossboy Flap by Guess - RM249

Peep Toe Shoe with Gemstone by Zara - RM279

Madelena by Guess

Raffia Wedge Platform by Zara RM199.90

Narrow Punched Leather Belt by Massimo Dutti RM169.90 Combined Slingback by Zara RM359

Messenger Bag with Gold Corners by Massimo Dutti - RM619 18

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Laminated Plaited Belt by Massimo Dutti - RM169.90


Editor’s pick

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alentine's Day is almost here and you still don't know what to wear? We know it’s hard to pick what to wear on this important day, so we thought we would give you a few ideas with colours such as pink and red because Valentine's is a day of giving and loving, and red and pink represents love. Dressy Belt MASSIMO DUTTI RM169.90

Henley Dress MNG RM159

IMG: http://shop.mango.com http://www.massimodutti.com http://www.zara.com

Flutter Dress GUESS RM499 Luxury Hipster With Lace at Leg La Senza RM39

Animal Print Foulard MNG RM99

Fuchsia Moccasin with Tassels MASSIMO DUTTI RM399

Valentine Bra ESPRIT RM109.90

Ladies Button Kimono Blouse PEACOCK RM99

Tufted Platform Court Shoe ZARA RM279

Ring Large Stone MNG RM49

Long Oval Stone Necklace MNG RM69

Ladies Diamante Motif Lace Shorts PEACOCK RM26

Stratham Heights Mary Jane TIMBERLAND RM469

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Beauty feature

Use Perfume Effectively! Valentines is a special occasion. Wearing perfume is just one of those things - but that’s a whole other story! The perfume is your perfect finishing touch after being made up to look pretty and attractive. The choice of perfume is entirely personal. You can use different types of perfume depending on your moods. Just make a mental note that you use perfume because it is a good habit to do so and it is a part of your beauty regimen. Besides, perfumes make you smell good and in a way help boost your self-confidence. Remember that the perfume is more effective if it is applied to warm points of your body like the pulse, wrist, inside the elbow and the back of your ears. Always remember to spray yourself from a distance at 12 inches, then step into it. Now have a great Valentine.

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CHIC FIX

Beauty Q&A

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he season of love is here as Cupid gets ready to unleash his arrows come February 14. Looking good is something every girl wants to do on Valentine’s. But the T-Zone is usually a problem. To alleviate the issue, we got facial care experts Wipro Unza Malaysia to give their expert advise on how to have a healthy T-Zone this Valentines. Q:

In class, I’m faced with the cold temperature of the air-cond. Then I step out into the hot sun. How does the change in temperature affect my T-Zone. What should I do?

A : One important thing to remember is: hot weather and humidity may

cause your skin it to be oily.

a) The first step to dealing with oily skin involves cleansing twice a day with an oil-control or acne control cleanser. Wash your face with warm water and use a mild cleanser. Here, Aiken Tea Tree Oil Spot Away Facial Cleanser can deep cleanse clogged pores without leaving skin dry and taut. Remove excess oil, control shine and refine pores naturally with Tea Tree Oil. b) Oily skin needs to be exfoliated on a regular basis. The amount of exfoliation per week depends entirely on the individual. You may only need to exfoliate two or three times a week depending on how oily your skin is. You should avoid exfoliating if you currently have an acne breakout to avoid skin irritation. c) Pat your face dry, and apply toner to firm your skin, and close pores after you cleanse and exfoliate. Toner will also aid in reducing oil secretions that cause skin to look greasy without clogging pores. It removes any residue or dirt that could be left over after cleansing. You can use Aiken Tea Tree Oil Spot Away Pore Refining Toner which is a mild toner suitable for oily or acne-prone skin, containing Tea Tree Oil to help protect skin from pimples and Aiken Tea Tree Oil Spot Away Daily Moisturising Lotion for long lasting moisturizing and softening effect on skin. d) The next step is to apply a moisturizer with UV protection. Even if you have oily skin, you still require a moisturizer. It is advisable to choose a light, oil-free water based formulation moisturizer like Aiken Tea Tree Oil Spot Away Daily Moisturising Lotion which is ideal for oily and combination skin. Formulated to skin pH, it helps to control shine, soothe and hydrate skin. e) If you wear makeup, use only foundation that is designed for oily skin. This may take some experimenting, but it’s important so that you’re not blocking pores, which leads to acne breakouts. Also, use a matte foundation to avoid the shiny appearance that oily skin is known for. When you’re applying foundation, it’s best to use a stippling brush or a sponge makeup applicator instead of your fingers.

Q : I always had a fine T-Zone, but now it’s usually oily. What should I do? A : Getting rid of oily skin and acheiving a shiny T-Zone is not an easy thing to do. Oily

skin tends to produce excess sebum. Althought sebum is necessary to promote natural ‘round-the-clock moisture’ for the skin, too much sebum makes the skin look greasy, dirty and unattractive. Nowadays there are great products in the market that can really help combat oily skin by absorbing the excess oil and reduce the appearance of open pores throughout the day. Here are some tips that you may find useful and we suggest you Aiken Tea Tree Oil Spot Away Range which is complete with UV protection and oil control: 5 Tips for improving Oily Skin a) Oily skin makes its own moisturisation but you should also want to moisturise it well. Use a water based moisturisers. Moisturising is crucial especially if you have combination skin. b) If you have pimples you should treat them specifically. It’s important to diagnose the pimples and make sure it is not acne, which has its own unique treatments. c) Make sure to use makeup that doesn’t clog the pores and is oil-free. There are really good foundations for oily skin these days that control the shine and keep the skin matte. d) Use Aiken Tea Tree Oil Range with UV protection and Oil Control.

Q : Why are pimples so prone to break out on my T-Zone. I’m worried because Valentine’s Day is coming.

A : Skin tends to be oily, especially on the T-Zone mainly due to the climate in Asia. Furthermore, the oiliness of the T-Zone can be attributed to several factors such as humidity, hormonal and even your daily diet. Check out Aiken Tea Tree Oil Spot Away Range which offers a complete set of skin care products from cleanser, toner, moisturiser, pimple cream and 100% Tea Tree Oil – which comes in a small bottle, acts as a bonus value for your skin in maintaining a clear and non-oily skin in just few simple steps leaving you worry-free for Valentine’s Day! Q : What do I need to do to achieve that amazing looking T-Zone for Valentine’s Day? A : Matte is the answer! Cleanse – Tone – Moisturise with Aiken Tea Tree Oil Spot Away

range, which controls oil production with UV protection on the T-Zone, followed by a light coat of matte foundation. Remember; keep a mattifying blotting papers handy. Voila, you got an amazing T-Zone for Valentine’s Day!

f) Before going to sleep at night, remember to always cleanse, tone, and moisturize to maintain healthy-looking skin. This is important especially if you wear makeup. This keeps your pores and face free from pimples.

Q : I like eating junk foods, especially during revision. This won’t affect me right? A : Contrary to what you believe, eating junk food really does affect your

skin. This is because of the excessive sugar and sodium it contains, plus the artificial colouring and preservatives can affect your skin’s clarity in the long term. Thus, should you need a snack during revision, it is best for you to stick to fresh fruits as they are healthier and loaded with vitamins that could keep your skin zit-free!

Q : As an Asian, what should I know about my T-Zone? A : Asian skin differs from Caucasian. Asian skin tends to be oily, especially

on the T-Zone. Furthermore, the oiliness of the T-Zone can be aggravated by several factors such as humidity and hormonal imbalance. Hence, it is recommended to use products suitable to our tropical climate. Aiken Tea Tree Oil Spot Away skin care range is suitable especially if you want a non-oily and pimple-free skin.

Q : How do I fight off the effects of the hot sun? A : It is important to pick the right product that is suitable for your skin. For

example, Aiken Tea Tree Oil Spot Away Range has some added feature meant for oil-controlling and UV protection.

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Beauty case Sunplay Super Block SPF130 PA+++ Long Lasting Protection

Revlon Photoready Concealer

This new sun protection provides a unique 3-in1 defence system, which includes superior photo stability, anti-photo aging and intense hydration.

Retail Price: RM35.90

Flawless Appearance

Revlon Photoready Concealer contains photo-chromatic pigments that bend, reflect and diffuse light to leave you with an airbrushed finish.

Retail Price: RM39

Crabtree UltraMoisturising Hand Therapy Nature Hand Care This hand therapy is packed with ultra-moisturising ingredients – nourishing shea butter and avocado fruit extract condition the skin, while avocado butter helps leave it softer.

The Body Shop Chocomania Shower Cream

Retail Price: RM73 (100g)

Creamy Body Wash Delicately fragranced body wash to leave skin cleansed and moisturised. Apply liberally to damp skin and lather. Contains Community Fair Trade cocoa butter and honey.

Retail Price: RM24.90 (250ml)

` L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Pre-Essence Radiant Skin

This sophisticated product helps amplify the effect of any skincare used on top. It combines record concentrations of active ingredients yet absorbs into skin quickly.

Retail Price: RM105.90

The Faceshop Lovely Me:ex Angel Skin Mousse Primer Natural Bright Skin Tone

Lovely Me:ex Angel Skin Mousse Primer. It enhances the adherence of foundation and other makeup where high refraction beads have pore concealing effects.

Retail Price: RM69.90

Diorshow Heat Curl Longer Your Lashes

The first heat-up lash curler from Dior! Called the Diorshow Heat Curl, this battery operated lash curler is a perfect tool to enhance the curling effect of lashes - with or without mascara on.

Retail Price: RM102

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Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipliner Shape Your Lips

There really is no better way to get that ‘precise’ look the professionals create in seconds. Colour Elixir Lipliner is a high conditioning lip liner and comes in 8 shades that complements Colour Elixir Lipstick.

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1. Worker Cap by ESPRIT [RM99.90] 2. Washed denim shirt by ESPRIT [RM269.90] 3. Men Belt by ESPRIT [RM149.90] 4. Men Long Sleeve Plain Shirt by PEACOCK [RM96] 5. Men Canvas Slouch Trousers by PEACOCK [RM86] 6. Men Novelty Trunk Shorts by PEACOCK [RM33] 7. Tee with Dragon Year by GUESS [RM149] 8. The Silver Limited Edition by BVLGARI MAN [RM325] 9. Men Festive March Collection by SCHOLL [RM238] 10. Lincoln Red Robin Jeans by GUESS [RM469] 11. Men Slouch Stone Jeans by PEACOCK [RM133] 12. Optimistic Mixed Range for Men by PAUL SMITH [RM293] 13. Soul Essential for Men by TheFaceShop [RM49.90] 14. Men Casual Boat Shoes by PEACOCK [RM123] 15. Men Shoes by SKECHERS [RM239] CAMPUSPLUS \\ FEBRUARY 2012

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he was known as a young, pop-punk tomboy who refused to resort to skin-baring come-ons, preferring to entice the record-buying public with her powerhouse voice, highspirited melodies, and straighttalking lyrics. By the age of 15, this Canadian singer, songwriter, musician and actress Avril Ramona Lavigne had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a twoalbum recording contract with Arista Records worth more than US$2 million. She burst out on the music scene at age 17. Generation Lavigne had arrived.

Pop Punk Princess:

Avril Lavigne

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The Beginning of Her Music Career Avril Lavigne was born on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario but spent most of her youth in the small town of Napanee. She dropped out of high school after the 11th grade when she secured a record deal. When Avril was almost 18, she released "Complicated" from her debut album titled: "Let Go," which went 6x platinum. As a petite skater girl from a small town, Avril has shown she is independent, full of confidence and determination, providing a good combination to make "Complicated" a musical breakthrough. "Complicated" went to number #1 on the Billboards Top 100 while also earning her 5 Grammy nominations, MTV music awards, MTV European music awards and many more. She followed this with 2004’s 3x-platinum Under My Skin, and 2007’s platinum The Best Damn Thing. Over the course of her three albums, Lavigne scored a string of international hit singles: “Complicated,” “Sk8er Boi,” “I’m With You,” “Losing Grip,” “Don’t Tell Me,” “My Happy Ending,” “Nobody’s Home,” “Keep Holding On,” “Girlfriend,” “When You’re Gone,” “Hot,” and “The Best Damn Thing.” She earned eight Grammy Award nominations, won seven Canadian Juno Awards, and sold more than 30 million albums and nearly 20 million tracks worldwide. Over the years, Avril has made numerous appearances on the big screen, including roles in Fast Food Nation and The Flock. Avril married fellow Canadian Deryck Whibley, lead singer for Sum 41, on July 15, 2006 in Montecito, California. They divorced 3 years later on the grounds of getting married too young.

Avril Lavigne On Stage In Malaysia This will be her first performance here after a major controversy back in August 2008 where an Islamic movement in Malaysia claimed that the singer was too sexy and it was not the right time to perform here due to the Independence Day celebrations which was two days away. Avril Lavigne Black Star Concert Live In Malaysia will be held at the Stadium Merdeka Kuala Lumpur on the 18th February. This time, the Avril Lavigne Concert in KL is presented by Tune Talk and brought to you by JS Concert Productions. Tickets for the concert is available in selected places such as Rock Corner  KLCC, The Gardens, Mid Valley as well The Guitar Store outlets. Prices are from RM98 onwards.

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Avril started playing guitar when she was ten. She has a miniature schnauzer named Sam. She sings the theme song for the film Eragon. She has a star tattooed on the inside of her left wrist.

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TECH PLUS i-mobile i693 Smartphone

VANS Live 2.0 App

Watch the world’s top action sports contests and exclusive music events happening in the United States of America live whenever and wherever you want with the free Vans Live 2.0 app, available for download now on iTunes for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and coming soon for Android devices. Starting with the 2011 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, Vans Live 2.0 brings you top Vans action sports events and music showcases as they happen with live, high quality event feeds, video and photo libraries and news updates. Facebook, Twitter and e-mail integration allows you to share photos and news with ease.

The latest offering from Samart i-Mobile, the i693 is from the company’s Smart Series of smartphones. The phone comes with 3.2” inch TFT Capacitive touchscreen and runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo system and features a 5MP camera. In regards to the memory, the address book is able to hold up to 1000 names and a MicroSD slot of up to 16GB. The phone also has a Motion Sensor. For those who prefer to have internet on their mobile, the hardware is able to support 3G, Bluetooth, EDGE, GPRS, USB, WAP and Wi-Fi. With a 600 Mhz processor, and ability to access Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, this new entry into the smartphone market is something you want to pay attention to. The phone retails for RM468.

WD TV Remote Control App Western Digital has released WD TV Remote app, a new remote control app to improve the navigation experience for WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub users by turning their iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Android compatible mobile device into an advanced feature remote control for their WD TV. The WD TV Remote advanced features allow users to more easily navigate the wide variety of digital media WD TV users enjoy on their television, from leading entertainment services like Vimeo, Dailymotion, TuneIn Radio, Deezer, Facebook and YouTube, to personal video, photos or music.

Pioneer STZ-D10T

Pioneer has released Steez Audio STZ-D10T, the portable music speaker great for the outdoors. Steez Audio gives a variety of play back, control and change on various aspects of your music, thus making practise, play and competition easier and more fun. The main feature includes a DJ Mode that serves as an emcee to automatically create non-stop mixes from selected genre, complete with seamless transition effects and beat matching. Other functions include Tempo Control to slow the music down for dancers, Dance Cue function for repeating music, Built in iPod Dock and Mix Track. The D10T player has a rugged and drip-proof finish so you can bring it along to your favourite hangout. Just 36 cm in size, you can fit it in most backpacks. The player retails for RM1,299. The Steez also comes in 2 other models – Type S (Blue) and Type Z (Red).

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TECH NEWS TM Customers treated to unique HyppTV Moonlight Movies Night Event!

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elekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), through its pay TV service – HyppTV – treated its loyal subscribers and lucky contest winners to an exclusive movie screening event titled HyppTV Moonlight Movies Night, at the Indoor Arena, Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort, Kuala Lumpur. Moonlight Movies Night is HyppTV’s very first indoor screening event and saw the venue transformed into a beach-like atmosphere where attendees lounged around with their flip flops and beach wear and enjoyed the action from the big screen. The screening featured three back-to-back family, action and horror movies from HyppTV’s latest Video On Demand (VOD) selection – Kung Fu Panda 2, Thor and Unborn Child.

Acer Fans Started Queuing from 4am for Acer Aspire S3 Special Launch Offer

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undreds of Acer fans crowded at the entrance of Berjaya Times Square early on a Saturday morning on 17 December 2011. Although the sale officially started at 11am, the queue started at 4am as fans patiently waited to snap up the latest Acer Aspire S3 i7 Ultrabook with Solid State Drive (SSD). This is the second Ultrabook from Acer since their first launch in early Oct last year. The current version of Acer S3-951-2634G24 powered by Intel 2nd Generation CoreTM i7 processor with SSD was offered to the first 80 Acer fans at a RM1,000 discount (Normal retail price is RM 3,999), together with 2 tickets to the Lee Hom Live in KL Concert worth RM298 each and a Limited Edition Lee Hom Music Man figurine. Besides the special launch offer for the Acer Aspire S3-951-2634G24 Ultrabook, Acer also feted customers and fans with exciting on-ground activities throughout the day. Finalists of the “Acer Aspire S3 Music-Fan Challenge” came for the final voting by the crowd. The winner, Choo Chin Hoong, 26-year-old walked home with 1 unit of the Acer Aspire S3 (i5) and two Lee Hom concert tickets.

Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President of TM’s New Media shared, “This invitation-only event is opened to all UniFi subscribers and selected Streamyx subscribers residing in the Klang Valley area. We targeted around 5,000 subscribers to come and join us, but clearly the attendance tonight is overwhelming indeed!” Two lucky customers even won themselves an iPad 2 each, in a ”Tweet Challenge” held during the intermission.

BeKnown professional networking App

Epson “The Road to Old Trafford” – Win a trip of a Lifetime to watch Manchester United Live! A

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onster Malaysia has launched BeKnown, a professional networking app designed to allow people who use Facebook to establish a professional network on the world’s most popular social site in the Malaysia market. With BeKnown, people can seamlessly identify and connect with friends and professional contacts from multiple sources and grow their professional network, enhance their online professional identity and discover enriching career opportunities. BeKnown is now available for download at Beknown Facebook page in 19 different languages, and is accessible by anyone who uses Facebook. In Malaysia, there are over 11.8 million people who are active on Facebook. BeKnown joins a growing portfolio of solutions from Monster that reach job seekers wherever they are, on their terms; and allows recruiters to leverage and amplify their recruitment networks as they source, match and manage talent throughout the entire recruiting cycle. BeKnown brings professional networking to a mass market audience that includes medical, engineering, education, retail and many other occupations.

ll you fans of Epson and Manchester United, take noteYou can now rejoice as Epson Malaysia will be giving away up to RM50,000 worth of prizes which include not one but two all-expenses paid trip to watch Manchester United vs Everton LIVE at Old Trafford on the 21st April 2012! To join the contest, participants need to purchase from a range of selected Epson printers listed on their website to obtain entry number. Participants then need to navigate to the Epson Malaysia Fanbook webpage to fill in their details and submit their final details. The higher the value of the Epson product, the more entries participants will be given to stand a greater chance of winning. With each purchase, fans will stand a chance to win the grand prize to catch English Club play live.

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E-BOX NEWS

Event Listings

Feng Shui & Astrology for 2012 Date: 19th February 2012 Time: 8am – 5pm Venue: Grand Ballroom, Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Website: www.masteryacademy.com Welcome to the Lunar New Year. This year will bring its own opportunities and challenges. Take a bold step to make a path of least resistance and empower your destiny for this Year of the Water Dragon! You can start to learn a few tips beforehand to help you cope with things better, such as: your innate characteristics to help you achieve peak performance in career; the ability to pick up clues about someone by their faces; the know-how on picking the right date to embark on a new venture and how to tap on positive energies in Feng Shui for the year. Joey Yap will teach the four winning strategies that will help you pave the least resistant path to success in all aspects of your life in 2012. You can learn these strategies to jump-start and break through disquiet times and empower your destiny. Get a head start and make a stand for a better year with Joey Yap’s Feng Shui and Astrology for 2012.

Comedy Kao Kao Date: 9th February Time: 8.30pm – 11pm Venue: The Bee@Publika, Solaris Dutamas Website: facebook.com/comedykaokao Get ready to laugh yourself silly. Comedy Kao Kao is essentially the newest monthly comedy show in Malaysia! The show features open-mics to enable anyone who wants to go up and deliver their jokes (registration required) as well as 1 main act and 2 supporting acts. The first time this was done in December 2011 saw Harith Iskandar as the main event and even managed to get Daphne Iking to deliver on the open mic. The show is hosted by funnyman Jason Leong! This is for you if you have a funny bone, or enjoy the funnies, or just generally need something to release the stress.

MATTA Fair

A Valentine’s Evening with Ning Baizura – Ageless Love! Date: 14th February Time: 9pm Venue: Alexis Bistro Ampang, Great Eastern Mall Website: www.alexis.com.my Ning Baizura along with her music director and pianist Aylwin Santiago will serenade the evening with ageless love through songs dating back to the early 1900’s. Ning Baizura will take you back on a journey of love, so you can relive those countless moments! Ning Baizura is the dubbed “Soul Queen” of Malaysia! Ning’s love for Soul and Rhythm & Blues music makes any music lover’s heart melt. On Valentine’s Day let the love take you away with her powerful soulful voice.

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Date: 10th – 12th February 2012 Venue: Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC), Shah Alam Website: www.matta.org.my Students, holiday goers and those who like to travel, take note. That’s right. Your favourite travel fair with good discounts, Matta Fair, is back. The Matta Fair is much anticipated by travellers as the it is a fabulous travel fair in Malaysia that provides surprises and exciting travel package deals for travelers. Indeed, Matta Fair 2012 is expected to be one of the biggest travel fairs of its kind in Malaysia. So if you are looking to get the best bargain to your dream destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, even Europe, then you should make it a point to attend this special event. Not just that. The event this year marks the twenty-first year the fair has been in operation. And it is growing as each year tends to exceed the previous year in terms of turnout and opportunities. So if you intent to travel or get a bargain price to that destination, this is the place to be. So head down to the Shah Alam Convention Center and ready to grab those tickets.


E-BOX NEWS BMW Shorties 2011 Grand Prize Winner Unveiled

Twisties Superstarz unveils Winner at Finale Party

‘Guang’ by Quek Shio Chuan, an inspiring 14-minute short film based on the true story of his autistic brother, was announced as the winner in a night of glitz and glamor at the BMW Shorties 2011 Gala Premiere. His winning entry, emerged ahead of 113 other submissions to receive the grand prize award and a production grant of RM75,000. The 25-year-old Line Producer who works at a local commercial production house, also walked away with an exclusive Sony Handycam NEX-VG20E system worth RM15,000, which was awarded by Sony Malaysia. Chosen by a distinguished panel of judges, the heart-warming short film was recognized for its brilliant screenplay and as such was also granted the Best Screenplay Award, on top of its nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Production Design as well as Best Editing. “This year, the BMW Shorties hit a staggering 114 entry submissions, the highest ever received since its inception in 2007. It is an important milestone as five years on, we are proud to have evolved into a living platform where Malaysians not only explore their creativity but also their passion and commitment to giving voice on issues that matter to them most. The short film competition now continues to champion the best of Malaysia’s independent short films and also celebrate the best of the local arts, culture and talent,” said Geoffrey Briscoe, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia. Chen Chong Wei who played the lead role as Wen Guang, a boy with autism and attention deficiency disorder who struggles with social interaction and has difficulties performing day-to-day obligations, earned the Best Actor Award for his outstanding performance in the winning film.

he exclusive party organized by Twisties, brought the house down with an T ecstatic crowd and energetic performances by an awesome line-up of popular Malaysian music artistes such as Mizz Nina, R&B singer Nadhira, Pop Shuvit and

K-Town Clan. Twisties Superstarz Finale Party had another reason to be cheering wildly to - the crowning of a young Malaysian music talent as its Superstar! 18 year old Eddie Courtney emerged as the winner of the first Twisties Superstarz contest, held in partnership with MTV. He received RM20,000 in cash, the chance to produce a single release and an opportunity to be featured on MTV Southeast Asia. Eddie said, “Winning Twisties Superstarz is really a dream come true for me. The competition was tough and I would like to thank Twisties and MTV for the win and I think it is genius that both of them came together to create such an amazing platform.” 16 year old Cheryl Koh was 1st Runner-up thanks to an outstanding solo vocal performance, winning RM7,000 in cash. Punk rock outfit Avantguarde walked away as 2nd Runner-up netting them RM3,000 and also won the award for ‘Best Album Cover’. Rounding up the night was Rhythm Nation who won the ‘People’s Favourite’ Award for getting the most likes on Facebook. “We know there are many talented and aspiring musicians out there today. This is a great opportunity for young Malaysians to realise their dream to be a superstar. Twisties would like to congratulate Eddie on becoming the first Twisties Superstar. We’ve been very lucky to be able to provide a music platform to help to kickstart his dream to be the next young Superstar of Malaysia,” said Sunil Sethi, Managing Director, Kraft Foods Malaysia. CAMPUSPLUS \\ FEBRUARY 2012

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E-BOX MOVIE Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D

This Means War

In Cinemas 23 February 2012

In Cinemas 9 February 2012

Two of the world’s top secret agents are best friends who never let anything come between them until they inadvertently fall for the same woman. It’s all-out war between them, as the two spies battle each other with hightech surveillance, advanced tactics, and an arsenal capable of bringing down a small country. At the same time, she struggles with the difficult task of choosing between two very different, but equally attractive romantic propositions. This Means War stars Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine and directed by McG.

The evil Trade Federation, led by Nute Gunray is planning to take over the peaceful world of Naboo. Jedi’s Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to confront the leaders. But not everything goes to plan. The two Jedis escape, and along with their new Gungan friend, Jar Jar Binks head to Naboo to warn Queen Amidala, but droids have already started to capture Naboo and the Queen is not safe there. Eventually they land on Tatooine, where they become friends with a young boy known as Anakin Skywalker. Qui-Gon is curious about the boy, and sees a bright future for him. The group must now find a way of getting to Coruscant and to finally solve this trade dispute, but there is someone else hiding in the shadows. Are the sith really extinct? Is the Queen who she really says she is? And what’s so special about this young boy? Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D is directed by George Lucas and stars Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson and Natalie Portman.

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PiKture Boxx The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo In Cinemas 02 February 2012

An adaptation of Stieg Larsson‟s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - the first film of the series, which also includes The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet‟s Nest, the movie starts with journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), who hoping to distance himself from the fallout of a libel suit, retreats to a remote island in Sweden where the unsolved murder of a young girl still haunts her industrialist uncle four years later. This gets Blomkvist to start investigating, especially when the murderer might still be on the island. His investigations leads him into the secrets and lies of the rich and powerful, and together to help him is a girl with a dragon tattoo.

Coriolanus

In Cinemas 09 February 2012 Caius Martius ‘Coriolanus’ (Ralph Fiennes), a revered and feared Roman General is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. When the public refuse to support him, Coriolanus’s anger prompts a riot which culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city.

Young Adult

In Cinemas 16 February 2012 Academy Award winner Charlize Theron plays Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn’t quite gotten over high school, either. “Young Adult” reunites Jason Reitman, Academy Award nominated director of “Juno,” and Academy Award winning screenwriter, Diablo Cody.

Fist of Dragon

In Cinemas 23 February 2012 Fist of Dragon is an action comedy that tells the story of Uncle Chen, a coffee shop owner who faces many hardships caused by the local triad. His nephew, Jie tries to help by fighting off the triad but ends up causing more problems. Jie’s actions soon bring the wrath of the triad and drag the whole town into turmoil. Moreover, Uncle Chen’s daughter, Lily is on the triad side and their relationship is badly affected when the confrontation between the triad and the townspeople reach its peak.

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E-BOX MUSIC

Album Reviews

Break the Spell Daughtry

In Case You didn’t Know Olly Murs

British singer-songwriter, musician and TV Presenter is out with his second studio album. Some might recognise Murs as The X Factor contestant in the England hit tv show. The album is essentially a lightweight pop album good for easy listening. Murs goes lightly from cute reggae (Heart Skips a Beat) to sax-blaring 50s pop (Dance with Me Tonight) to Bacharach/Davidish lushness (Just Smile), and sounds as if he’s enjoying himself enormously. Album is already released.

Daughtry is back with their 3rd studio album, follow up to their 2009 successful album Leave this town. According to frontman and former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry, the new album will sound nothing like the previous two. Critics have panned this album for its more Country sound as opposed to the hard rock they’re known for. One song to look out for is the emotive “Gone Too Soon” which is an ode to a dead child. Album is already released.

Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded Nicki Minaj

Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded is the upcoming second studio album of Nicki Minaj. The album puts focus on the return of Roman Zolanski, one of Minaj’s alter egos that was first featured on her 2010 debut album. The album’s first promotional single, “Roman in Moscow,” was released on iTunes on December 2nd last year and debuted at no. 64 on the billboard charts. Two other singles confirmed so far are “Stupid Hoe” and “Va Va Voom”. Album will be released on February 14th.

Mr. M

Lambchop

Its now more than 15 years since Lambchop released their first album, and this month they will release their 11th studio album. Since their humble beginnings, the band has evolved into an accomplished ensemble. Mr. M is a collection of meditations on love and loss and the detritus of everyday existence. Mr. M was recorded at Nevers’ Nashville Beech House studio, with Scott Martin (drums), Matt Swanson (bass), Ryan Norris (guitar, organ), Tony Crow (piano), William Tyler (guitar) and guests include Jonathan Marx [another ex-member of the band] and Cortney Tidwell. The strings were arranged by Peter Stopschinski and Mason Neely. Album will be released on February 21st.

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New Life Monica

Monica is back. The artist who was famous in the late 90’s, is now releasing her 7th studio album. This will mark her album debut with RCA Records. The first single released from the this album, Anything (to find you) featuring Rick Ross was released as a digital download as the promo single. However, reports online state that Monica’s biggest competition is herself. Following the moderate success of ‘Still Standing’, she has to prove to her label that she is still a viable act. RCA Records has been vastly reorganised within the last few months and are eager to eliminate any artist who underperforms. Album will be released on 21st February.

Jukebox JLS

The 4 piece boyband is back with their 3rd Studio album to date. Titled Jukebox, the album’s first single “She makes me wanna” features American singersongwriter Dev. The band named the album Jukebox because named their as they say, “there are all sorts of songs on there … no boundaries”. Thus far, Never Gonna Stop has been heralded as a song of notice with its ability to evoke the sweet thrill of a first crush. Some critics have panned this album as being to safe and the boys not moving out of the comfort zone that was their previous albums. Album is already released.


SPORTS PLUS WESTPORTS MALAYSIA DRAGONS WINS OPENING ROUND OF ABL AGAINST SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN

The Westports Malaysia Dragons opened the ABL tournament in dramatic fashion by defeating San Miguel Beerman from the Phillipines. Trailing by as much as 10 points in the start of the third quarter, the Dragons came roaring back using a 19-5 run fueled by 13 third quarter points from Tiras Wade. San Miguel took back the lead in the fourth round by 4 points with 2:15 left to play in regulation. Two clutch free throws by Wade with 14 seconds to go tied the game 73-73 and the game was sent to overtime. At halftime, Coach Ariel Vanguardia told his team to keep fighting and to fix a few errors they made in the first half. Wade scored a game high 28 points on 11/20 shooting. He was unstoppable when he got inside the three point line, going 9/11. Guganeswaran Batumalai and Chris Pacana paced the game for the Dragons, both combining for 9 assists.

Coach Ariel on the game: “It was great. I would say Nic was the player of the game. He hit the crucial baskets. Deep inside, I know he would be good in overtime because I have coached against him and he would always hit the big shots against me. Even though Brian and Wade filled up the box score, we had a lot of role players step up.We made the stops at the right time and that’s how we got the win. But this is just the first game. We have to think about the next game.”

SEPANG CIRCUIT SET FOR EMOTIONAL RETURN AS MOTOGP RIDERS CONVERGE FOR FIRST OFFICIAL TESTING

The MotoGP fraternity will revisit the scene of one of the most tragic incidences in the history of the motorcycling world championships, when all the riders return to the Sepang International Circuit for the first official MotoGP test starting on the 31st of January.

It will be an emotional return for all the MotoGP riders as this will be first time the riders will return to Sepang International Circuit after the tragic death of San Carlo Honda Gresini rider, Marco Simoncelli last October during the Malaysian MotoGP. On a positive note, Sepang is set to kick off another exciting season with the first MotoGP official testing on the 31st January to the 2nd February followed by the second testing session on the 28th February to 1st March. “New season looks set to be the most emotional and exciting ever,” declared Datuk Ahmad Razlan Ahmad Razali, the Chief Executive Officer of Sepang International Circuit. The first of two official testing with the second test scheduled later in the final week of February will see 21 teams testing with the new Claiming Rule Team (CRT) bikes and riders making their debut on the circuit. Among the new CRT teams making their first appearance on the grid are Edwards (Forward Racing), Danilo Petrucci (Ioda Racing Project), Anthony West (Speed Master), Randy De Puniet (Aspar Team), Aleix Espargaro (Aspar Team), Ivan Silva (BQRFTR), Michele Pirro (Honda Gresini), Yonny Hernandez (BQR-FTR) and James Ellison (Paul Bird Racing). CAMPUSPLUS \\ FEBRUARY 2012

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WELLNESS

How to overcome

procrastination S

o there you are; its 3 am, class starts in 6 hours and you’re frantically typing out that 8 page assignment to hand in. You had 6 weeks to do it; but meh, why bother right. So there you are; rushing. Procrastination won. How many reading this instantly flashed back to that one time it happened to you? What one time, its a dozen right? Well, that’s the thing – In college, we’re plagued by this habit to procrastinate. It seems like we’re at its mercy.

Assignment due in 6 weeks – Why bother? Later-lah. And thats why you find yourself rushing that last minute burning the midnight oil hating yourself. And then, do it all over again. It never ends, does it? To beat this thing, yes you can beat it, it’s first important to understand what it is. Procrastination is simply the habit of delaying something because you undervalue its importance. The 2 important points here are delaying habit and undervalue importance.

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IT’S SOMETHING YOU WANT TO DO; NOT HAVE TO. Like it or not, we really do better at things we want to do. E.g. Hanging out. It’s just the way we all are. Speak to your lecturer. Only they can tell you why this is something you want (“Might come out in exam”). Find something about it you want to do, then take over and lead.

FIND OUT HOW URGENT THE JOB IS, THEN PLAN AROUND IT. Go speak to your lecturer. Ask them how big, important and/ or urgent the assignment. Ask questions that determine how critical the whole thing is, only then schedule your time around that by determining how many hours you’re going to spend on it.

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BREAK IT DOWN Small assignments are a few days, but what about those that run into weeks at a time? Well, break it down. Your lecturers want you to do the assignment, they don’t want you to finish it right now. There’s a difference. Break it down to smaller pieces, and map each against one day and spend small time doing small bits.

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REWARD MOTIVATION The oldest trick in the book. Like or don’t like, rewarding yourself with something, e.g. Steak Meal, if you accomplish that job by the time you set works. Even better if you finish sooner. A meal is a meal, but a meal because of a victory, now that is sweet.

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Think about it: You delaying your assignment is a habit because you don’t think it’s important enough to do now because you’re maybe tired, or don’t care, or lecturer is chillax or just because you don’t think it’s important. See?

DO IT EARLIER If you know you are most likely to go clubbing on a Wednesday night, then complete the assignment earlier at 4pm or so. Since you already think it’s important to go clubbing, and the assignmen is important too, do one earlier than the other. Kill the proverbial two birds here.

Now that you know, it means we can get down to “How to overcome it!”.

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TAKE A BREAK This has the chance to be misunderstood, so read carefully. You can only study a max of 45 minutes a stretch (studies show). Take a 15 minute break. It’s about doing this right, not doing this to die. Take a break, get relaxed, then jump back in immediately.

7 SET A TEAM DATELINE If you’re working in a team, especially where your work is important to someone else, promise them you will finish on a pre-determined date or they can complain to the lecturer you didn’t do your work.

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ASK SOMEONE ELSE TO CHECK UP ON YOU. Sorry folks, but this time, peer pressure works! The positive kind that is. This is the principle behind losing weight and other self-help groups. Before you start lamenting, understand that it is widely recognized as a highly effective approach.

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HAVE A BREAK

Lighter Side of Life

iPANEMA“Campus Humour”Contest 1st Pri ze

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CAMPUS TALK

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“Ring”

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“Heart Necklace”

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“iPhone 4S”

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“Hug”

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“Teddy Bear”

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