FOCUSSaturday, May 25, 2013
When she entered the freelance writing world, our columnist thought all she needed was the passion for writing. She was wrong.
Prevention may be better than cure but for some, a preventive double mastectomy may just be too much to deal with.
ACCORDING to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in September 2010, the surgical removal of ovaries or breasts significantly improves the longevity of women who are most at risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
Itís more than a shift in letters, as the advent of CC Cream takes over to provide instant colour-correcting.
WHATíS the colour of water? Youíd probably say water isnít coloured. It does, however, have a crystal clear, mirror-like quality, and it projects a sense of translucence. Similarly, marine skincare brand H2O Plus hopes to inject the same qualities on our skin as it introduces an important range of skincare products Ė the WaterWhite Advanced Brightening Collection.
IT seems that electronic devices are not the only things that are getting ďsmartĒ these days. Thereís a new range from TheFaceShop that protects your skin from harsh UV rays. The Natural Sun AQ Smart Handiness comes with a slanted sponge at the tip of the product for easy usage. Similarly, the Natural Sun AQ Smart Cushion can be applied on the skin, using its fuss-free cushion sponge. Both sunscreens contain sunflower sprout extract, which is rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.
MASCULINITY, thatís what Ermenegildo Zegna says their new menís fragrance is all about. The fragrance Uomo is a fusion of tradition and luxury, nature and man. Developed by renowned perfumer Alberto Morillas, itís a combination of two ingredients, one from nature Ė citrus Zegna Bergamot Ė and one thatís manufactured, the Violettyne Captive which has a unique floral note. The bergamot is cultivated at Zegnaís own fields in Calabria, Italy. The Captive captures the essence of natural violet leaves. The top note is of vetiver and the base has a masculine scent of cedarwood.
An important bird area gets much-needed attention.
Henzi Andalas Nusantara has set his sights on walking blindfolded for charity.
But Then Again
A fun run can quickly run out of fun if you havenít been working those vital muscles.
Sambal On The Side
Frankfurt has been bestowed the baleful title of ĎCrime Capital of Germanyí for the 23rd time.
Culture Cul De Sac
Dispelling popular belief, we are discovering that there is a lot more to us than meets the Malaysian eye.
Big Smile No Teeth
We can all help put the world in better shape. Itís easy ó just eat insects.
Heart & Soul
A senseless murder of a jogger recently shocked the nation. Here, an old schoolmate pays tribute to the heroic mother.
@MyStarTwo, The Starís daily features pullout presence on Twitter, asked you guys to tweet about your teachers last week (#TQteacher), in conjunction with Teacherís Day. Hereís what some of you had to say.
From Eric C.L. Gan, Kuala Lumpur
From Fed Up
On Teacherís Day today, Star2 reflects on remarkable teachers who left a deep impression.
Teacher Lucy taught me in Standard One. Although I already knew how to read and write, and was way ahead of most of my classmates, she still made school exciting for me, writes JANE F. RAGAVAN.
Ng Hup Thong was more than a teacher to me, writes MICHAEL CHEANG.