Headed over to BBP in Bandar Utama with Kassey and Denise for “A Shucking Good Time, Fresh Oysters & Wine Pairing” by Boozeat.com on 13 August 2016. The event featured live fresh U.S. oysters paired with Wolf Blass Bilyara Sauvignon Blanc. The wine was a fresh, bright Sauvignon Blanc with lifted, fruity aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit, guava and gooseberry. The palate is light-bodied, clean and crisp, with juicy tropical flavours and a lingering fruit finish, and is best enjoyed while young and fresh.
Boozeat.com is an online website where you can purchase genuine wines, liquor and even beers at prices lower than most hypermarkets/ supermarkets. For wines, look out for well-known brands such as Jacob’s Creek, Cloudy Bay as well as Moet & Chandon and GH Mumm for bubbly. There’s also a selection of not so commercial wines, and premium wines.
For whisky lovers, there’s a good selection of single malt whiskies including Yamazaki, Hibiki and Nikka from Japan, and Auchentoshan, and Bowmore from Scotland. There are also blended whiskies like Johnnie Walker, Chivas Regal and Monkey Shoulder (my current favourite blended malt!).
Under the liquor section, some outstanding brands/ variants are Hennessy, Monkey 47 gin, Hendrick’s Gin, Beluga Vodka, Grey Goose, as well as some rum, tequila and liquers. For beer lovers, you can purchase the brews under the Carlsberg Malaysia portfolio like Carlsberg (green label), Asahi Super Dry, Kronenbourg 1664, as well as Somersby cider.
There’s even free delivery for orders above RM100. You can even opt to book a party pack which consists of live U.S. oysters or salmon sashimi with wines and your own personal oyster shucker.
For more info on Boozeat, head over to http://www.boozeat.com/
Miss Global Intercontinental Malaysia 2016 Finals
Attended the Miss Global Intercontinental Malaysia 2016 (MGIM 2016) Grand Finale Gala Night on 6 August 2016 at e.City Hotel. The pageant was the platform to crown the Malaysian winner for three (3) major international titles – Miss International, Miss Supranational and Miss Tourism Queen International.
The winners are:
Miss International Malaysia 2016 – Olivia Constance Nichols, 24-year-old lawyer from Ipoh
Miss Supranational Malaysia 2016 – Julylen Liew, 26-year-old singer from Kota Kinabalu
Miss Tourism Queen International Malaysia 2016 – Cassandra Dewi Jeremiah, 23 year old Sports Science student from Penampang
Impressing the judges and audience with her sheer poise and confidence in all 4 rounds of the competition (Best in National Costume, swimwear, evening wear and the Q&A round), Olivia Constance Nichols, a 24-year-old lawyer from Ipoh was crowned MGIM’s winner and Miss International Malaysia 2016. Olivia will go on to represent the country at the world finals in Tokyo on 27 October 2016.
“I feel absolutely elated and on top of the world. Winning came as a surprise to me as I was amongst so many beautiful fellow contestants. I can only say that I won because of god’s grace. I will be celebrating with my family,” said Olivia.
Julylen Liew, a 26-year-old singer from Kota Kinabalu won the judges and audiences heart with her charming personality and not only clinched the renowned Miss Supranational Malaysia 2016 title but took home three subsidiary titles as well: Best in National Costume, Miss Talent and Miss Crowning Glory. During the talent round, Julylen gave a performance on her rendition of the song “Listen” by Beyonce. She will be representing Malaysia at the Miss Supranational world level on 2 December 2016.
Cassandra Dewi Jeremiah from Penampang won the Miss Tourism Queen International Malaysia 2016 title and will be heading to the world finals in China on 28th September. The 23-year-old Sports science student gave a good response in the Q&A round, bringing to attention the issue of cyber bullying amongst youth today that needs to be stopped and improved upon.
Other subsidiary titles of the competition were awarded to Melanie Chow (Miss Body Beautiful), Peggy Ping Johannes (Miss Beautiful Skin), Shirly Anthony Danggok (Miss Social Media Queen) and Aviona Joseph (Miss Photogenic).
MGIM 2016’s panel of judges include veterans in the industry, Bea Santiago (Miss International 2013 Winner) and Gemma Taylor (former Miss Australia), celebrated personalities Amber Chia (Malaysian supermodel) and Cristina Suzanne (award winning actress) as well as Dr Tristan Ming, Director of Da Vinci Aesthetic Clinic and MGIM official beauty clinic since 2014.
During the 10-day pageant week, the finalists engaged in various educational, charitable and personal enrichment activities as MGIM aims to build future role models and inspire generations of independent and confident women. The finalists had the opportunity to help the less fortunate and give back to the community as well as equip themselves with valuable knowledge on current issues.
The pageant’s organizers MerveilleuxM Production aim to use the pageantry platform to empower women, promote charitable community activities and educate, inspire, unify, and celebrate the unique cultural diversity of Malaysia.
“Throughout the pageant week all the way to the finale, every finalists have shown us how we can enrich the perception of beauty with their great personalities, confidence, passion and commitment. We are proud to have these inspiring young women who will make outstanding ambassadors to bring to life our nation’s character and diverse culture to the world,” said Marlene Lim, National Director of MGIM Organisation.
The total winning cash and prizes are worth up to RM150,000 which includes a one-year ambassador contract with MGIM and an all expenses paid trip to Japan, Poland and China for representation.
At the finals, we were entertained by a high-energy performance by award winning dance team from Brunei ‘Relentless’ and the brilliantly talented semi finalists on Asia’s Got Talent ‘Sada Borneo’ from Sarawak who performed their trademark nature inspired songs.
MGIM 2016 is presented by Sky Palace and Via Zone, and sponsored by Valenice Creative Design, Cactus Photography, Sabah Independent Filmmaker, e.City Hotel, Chezz Technique, ErantheL Iconique, Da Vinci Clinic, RedOne Mobile, J.Bovier, Zamin Zawani Couture, Anas Abdullah Couture, Amber Chia Academy, Alvisy Bar & Bistro, JD’s Fine Foods, Be Sexy Be Sweet Beachwear & Accessories, Koji San Shiro Beauty & Health Drink, XES, F Block, Sox World, AD Jeans, Restaurant Moon Folk Sauna Steamboat, Nizam Zamil, Hanif Naim, Andaman Seri Selendang and Bobbi Brian Garon Collections.
International Titles World Level Grand Finale Dates and Venues:
– Miss International: Tokyo, Japan – Grand Finale 27th October 2016
– Miss Supranational: Poland – Grand Finale 2nd December 2016
– Miss Tourism Queen International: Wenzhou, China – Grand Finale 28th September 2016
For more information on MGIM 2016, head over to www.facebook.com/mgimofficial
Photo credits: MGIM and Andy Kho Photography (www.andykho.com)