More than a T-shirt11 January 2017 @ 2:01 PM
T-shirt designing can help build children’s self-esteem and boost their emotional and mental intelligence, writes Nadia Badarudin
TO most of us, a T-shirt is just a T-shirt. It’s the simplest, most practical and comfortable item to wear. But there are those who regard it as a medium of expression, and use the tee to make a statement, to reflect their personality or to show off their creativity.
Well-oiled for health20 December 2016 @ 2:01 PM
Experts tell Nadia Badarudin how extra virgin olive benefits our health
LET’S get real. For local foodies, healthy foods are usually bland and boring.Take olive oil, for instance. In Spain or Italy as well as other Mediterranean countries, olive oil is a key ingredient in their food culture, served in all the meals throughout the day.
Salads with olive oil dressing, crusty bread dipped in olive oil mixed with balsamic vinegar and eaten with cheese as well as preserved or fresh olives, are common appetisers in these countries.
The cushion alternative14 December 2016 @ 2:01 PM
One cosmetic product has made makeup application faster and smoother, writes Nadia Badarudin
WHEN it comes to beauty, the standard now is anything set by the meteoric rise of hallyu or the South Korean wave of culture and entertainment,
With South Korea being established as the epicentre of beauty trends in recent years, it also seems that the Koreans have the answer for any makeup hiccups, and solutions for anyone longing for radiant, dewy skin.
The China factor29 November 2016 @ 2:00 PM
China is seen as a future key player in the development of life changing drugs, writes Nadia Badarudin
CHINA is the new hotbed for research and development in the pharmaceutical field. In line with its move to reshape its economy by relying more on innovation and entrepreneurship, the Chinese government is investing in related researches and innovation to grow and groom the domestic pharmaceutical industry and produce over 30,000 PhDs in science and engineering every year.
Fashion for a good cause23 November 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Several entrepreneurs tell Nadia Badarudin about running a social programme for underprivileged youth
MIMI (not her real name) is carefully adding a finishing touch to the bracelet she is working on when I arrive at Rumah Safiyyah in Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor.
After attaching the lobster claw clasp to the string of colourful beads, the 15-year-old looks satisfied and smiles happily as she examines the finished accessory.
“I enjoy this class and I love making bracelets. I wish I can make more and sell them online,” she says.
Best of both worlds9 November 2016 @ 2:00 PM
One company is giving Swiss-made timepieces the Malaysian touch, writes Nadia Badarudin
AFICIoNADOS in the world of haute horlogerie or fine watchmaking will not, typically, settle for anything less than the quality and age-old tradition set by Switzerland, home to the world’s best watchmakers.
This is because every part of a Swiss-made timepiece, be it a movement or design, is incomparable and exudes nothing but sterling European craftsmanship.
Blow this joint: On treating and living with rheumatoid arthritis18 October 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Affecting more men than women, the autoimmune disease is a debilitating condition that needs proper management, writes Nadia Badarudin
HAVE you wondered what it feels like when your finger joints are so stiff and painful that even turning a door knob becomes a huge challenge?
Can you imagine enduring the throbbing pain of swollen knees that make walking almost impossible?
Smart thrift shopping5 October 2016 @ 2:00 PM
The economy may slow down but style is constant. Two bundle experts offer Nadia Badarudin tips on what to look for in thrift shops
LET’S face it, no matter how bad the economy is, we don’t want to be deprived of our basic needs.
We always find comfort in good, tasty food and in looking stylish in quality, fashionable clothing (depending on what fashionable means to us).
King of Boots28 September 2016 @ 2:02 PM
Leather boots craftsman Raja Kamaruzaman Raja Lop Idris tells Nadia Badarudin about his attention to detail and the fine workmanship in each footwear
ASK a Mat Rock or any diehard rock fan of the 1980s which fashion item he could not live without during those big hair days and chances are, the answer would be “kasut legen” (pronounced “lee-gurn”).
Not run-of-the-mill: Meet 100m sprint national record holder, Khairul Jantan27 September 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Khairul Hafiz Jantan, the current national record holder for 100m, tells Nadia Badarudin about life in boarding school and other things he does when he isn’t running
IT is a bright and sunny Saturday morning when I reach Sekolah Sukan Tunku Mahkota Ismail (SSTMI) in Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi, Johor where I am to meet sprinter Khairul Hafiz Jantan.
It is a blazingly hot day but Khairul is all smiles when I greet him at the school track where he has just finished his routine training.