Roy Kim Promo Tour in Malaysia 2016

Roy Kim, a South Korean singer, songwriter is coming to Malaysia to meet his fans for the first time. He started his singing career after winning one of the biggest Korean audition programs. Roy Kim officially debuted in 2013, with his 1st studio album, Love Love Love. His hit song “Bom Bom Bom” became the fourth most successful song of that year in South Korea. With this album, Roy Kim won trophies for Best Newcomer at the 15th Mnet Asian Music Awards and the 2014 Golden Disk Awards.
In 2014, Roy Kim released his 2nd album Home. Thesong“Home” is the highlight track of the album. This song peaked at number two on the Gaon Digital Chart and wonfirst on Mnet's M! Countdownand MBCs Show! Music Core.
In 2015, he finally came out with his 3rd album The Great Dipper and drew great attention.
As of 2016, Roy Kim not only held his solo concert in Korea, but also had his first overseas concert in Taiwan. Roy Kim recently released a remake Digital Single Album of the Chinese song ‘Cloudy Day' in July. He will be paying a visit to Malaysia for his Showcase which is scheduled on the 26th of August in Kuala Lumpur followed by a performance at the “MY FM Dare Dare Come 2.0 Go!” as the first Korean Singer in Ipoh on the 27th.
Warner Music Malaysia present Roy Kim Promo Tour in Malaysia 2016, with the details as below:
Roy Kim Malaysia Showcase 2016
Date : 26th August 2016 Time : 7.30pm
Venue : Upper Atrium, Level UG, Paradigm Mall
(Meet & greet session, photocard giving, sign album event)
MY FM Dare Dare Come 2.0 Go!
Date : 27th August 2016
Time : 2.00pm


Top 5 Movies You May Not Have Seen!

To be part of your generation is to understand pop culture references. Movies plays an important role in defining a certain generation, here are five amazing movies that you may not have watched!

1. Ghost World (2001)
Ghost World stars Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson. This coming of age movie will remind audience the nitty-gritty parts of coming into terms of being a young adult. Here we see the character’s awkward phase in their life as they figureout their roles in society after high school. The movie is adapted from popular comic book of the same name by Daniel Clowes. Ghost World differs from the usual action packed movies adapted from comic books. This movie unpredictable plot and eccentric characters will put a smile on your face.

2. Om Shanti Om (2007)
This movie is a great blend of comedy, tragedy, romance, action with a touch of supernatural. Om Shanti Om is a multi-layered movie for those who can’t decide what to watch! In addition, this Bollywood movie will sure to please you with its array of musicals that will keep you entertain for 3 hours. The first half of this movie takes place in the 70s tells the story of a struggling actor – Om Prakash and his love towards popular actress, Shanti Priya. This movie gives the impression of a typical Bollywood love story but Om Shanti Om offers so much more.

3. Wadja (2013)
Wadja is the first movie to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, this movie is also directed by a female filmmaker - Haifaa al-Mansour. She had to call the shots from the back of the van while filming due to the gender segregation in Saudi Arabia. This does not stray away from the fact that Wadja is an awe inspiring tale of a feisty young girl seeking to purchase a bike. Although in Saudi Arabia, the ban towards females riding bicycles has been lifted, it is still frowned upon. She battles oppression shown by society through her antics. Character development in this movie is prominent, a wonderful feel good movie.
4. The Fall (2006)
It is safe to mention The Fall cinematography is pleasing to the eye in addition to its Kafkaesque storyline. The movie is about a fated meeting at a hospital circa 1920s between a young girl named Alexandria and a broken hearted bed ridden stunt man, Roy. The visuals of this movie are beautiful in every way as it encapsulates the imagination of the young girl. Director of this movie, Tarsem Singh puts visual storytelling into full gear, making use of this medium. The selected location of more than 20 countries gives the audience a touch of extravagant. The young girl who portrays Alexandria was oblivious that her co-actor Lee Pace is not actually bed-ridden. This brewed up authentic interactions on screen between the both of them which include an emotional scene towards the end.

5. Brief Encounter (1945)
Black and white movies are less appreciated these days; however there is a collection of engaging movies from the past that will entertain new generations. What will you do if you fall in love at the wrong time? Put yourself in the shoes of Laura Jesson who meets a tall, handsome and dark man at a train station. Soon they became fascinated with one and another. Here is the catch; both of them are married with children. Brief Encounter has made its mark into cinema history by inspiring theatre plays, opera, TV dramas and movies of the similar depicted forbidden love.

Budget Friendly Malaysia Travels

In Malaysia where the sun greets you every day with its warmth and tropical climate, it’s no wonder Malaysia is one of the top tourist destinations. At times, to fulfill your wanderlust desires with a limited budget, the best place to visit could be your very own home country. If you’re low on cash but still need some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city, check out these budget friendly local destinations.

Sekinchan is a travel worthy place for both foreigners and locals located at Sabak Bernam, Selangor, Malaysia. This fishing village has become one of Malaysia’s hidden gems with its wide array of affordable seafood, fruits and home to 4,300 acres of farming land. Locals visit Sekinchan for a day trip but you can find various peculiar hotels around the area at an attractive price. Hop on to a lodging or hotel booking website and you can find numerous accommodation to rest your head for a full on relaxation trip. Check out “Farm Ville Cafe & Homestay”, this quirky and cozy space ranging only from RM 98 per night is made up of multiple box containers.

Sekinchan’s lush green paddy field produces top notch quality rice should not be missed. Want to know how rice is made? Why not stop by the Paddy Processing Factory and museum. You can purchase a bag of pearl short grain rice at Sekinchan’s Paddy Processing Factory at an affordable price. As a fishing village, it’s a must for everybody who visits Sekinchan to stop by Fisherman’ Wharf for fresh seafood. It is advised to visit for the paddy plantation schedule. You can plan ahead if you want to see beautiful golden or a sea green paddy field.

Pulau Kapas
Pulau Kapas indirectly translates to Cotton Island noting the island’s white beaches.
This sun drenched island is truly a hidden gem even with the locals. There is no internet access on the island making it genuinely a destination away from the hustle and bustle from the busy city lifestyle. There are chalets available ranging from RM 80 and above but if you’re feeling adventurous, you can rent a tent priced at RM15 per night. The ferry to Pulau Kapas from Marang Jetty located at the South of Kuala Terengganu priced from RM 30 to RM 50. This fun filled island allows individuals to immerse themselves with laid-back activities such as snorkeling, jungle trekking, and scuba diving or just by reading a book on the beach. The island’s turquoise clear water is ideal for a swim and exploring the coral reefs. It is worth mentioning that visitors of this island should do their part in protecting the corals while snorkeling and scuba diving.

Penang is a great destination for nature lovers who crave simplicity. This hot spot is popular among locals and tourists in which you are able to find accommodation in a hostel for less than RM80 per night. Here you may find backpackers from around the world. Penang is known for its flavorful Laksa and similar to other Malaysian food; it will be scrumptious and inexpensive. Look out for the well known “Sister’s Curry Mee” stationed at Air Itam, packed with spicy goodness.

Penang Hill is Penang’s main attraction and once you are on the hill, the panoramic view will surely amaze you. It is highly recommended to visit Penang Hill early morning before 10AM to avoid the hot sun. Penang Hill is part of Southeast Asia oldest British hill station dated late 1700’s. Additionally, “The Habitat” located in Penang Hill, is an educational nature walk promoting environmental consciousness and conservation awareness tourism. You will find several gardens of bountiful flowers and giant swings, among the untouched jungle. As of June 2016, the ticket entrance to “The Habitat” is priced at RM20 with a complimentary guided tour by the in-house naturalist team.

*Do take note as of Aug 2016; some attractions in “The Habitat” is still under construction.

Grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks located in Batu Feringghi, Penang for a surprise. This selected Starbucks is situated by the beach. Visitors can indulge their beverage looking out towards the vast ocean whilst enjoying the cooling sea breeze. Georgetown, Penang is home to Malaysian street art, not limited to just 2D murals, the street art in Georgetown incorporates objects, making the art interactive. Georgetown has a relatively urban feel, with its row of non-commercialized caf├ęs and restaurants nearby.

Kudat, Sabah
Kudat is located at the north of Sabah. This destination is best suited for those who are looking for a free and easy trip. Travelers are welcome for a traditional stay at Tampat Do Aman ranging from chalets, huts and rooms in a longhouse priced from RM 45 onwards. Kudat ethnic composition is predominantly ethnic Rungus. At The Rungus Museum, visitors will be able to learn more about the Rungus tribe's cultural heritage. What makes Kudat different from other Malaysia destinations is the landscape view from Tanjung Simpang Menayau. Known as the tip of Borneo, this is where the most northern part of Borneo is located. Breathtaking view of ocean waves crashing on to the rocks will make you feel on top of the world. Nothing beats a picturesque sunset and sunrise at the tip of Borneo. To the left, you will spot a Kalampunian Beach, an undisturbed white sandy beach perfect for soaking up the summer sun.

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Kim Kardashian reveals Taylor Swift's consent for Kanye's Famous Song

Kim Kardashian is revealing it all by exposing a phone call between her husband, Kanye and Taylor Swift through her Snapchat. In the context of their phone call, Kanye is seeking approval from Taylor to rap about her in a line used in his song “Famous”. In the video, Taylor gave her consent and even thanked him for giving her a heads up. “For all my Southside niggas that know me best I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex I made that bitch famous”
Back in February, the 26-year old pop star made a not so low-key speech filled with shade towards Kanye West while accepting her award at the Grammys. This was in reference to Kanye’s song “Famous” when it was released.
Kim K is calling out Taylor for playing the victim and wanted to defend her husband. Taylor Swift quickly got on Instagram and posted her side of the story. What do you readers think?
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Got7 Racism scandal and alleged underage drinking

The seven member boy group is causing drama on social media as a video of Yugyeom who allegedly seem to be drunk and BamBam using the “N” word casually while in a party held in Los Angeles is recorded. This incidents sparked many reactions on Twitter and Instagram who fans have claimed to be disappointed and other who have shielded the boys. Here at – We do not advocate the use of racial slurs that are regarded as highly offensive. Twitter is swarmed with users claiming this is a direct result of Got7 member Mark’s “friends” while sharing images and videos of his “friends” in a wild manner. People are claiming his friends acted disrespectfully off during the GOT7 Concert and reportedly to be drinking during the event and taught BamBam that the "N" word meant "bro".

Following up, member BamBam apologized on his Instagram.

Pentagon lifts ban on Transgender Troops in Military

The Pentagon has just ended the ban regarding transgender individuals enlisting in the U.S military. Marginalization of LGBTQ community is not welcome in the 21st century. The transgender and the queer community won’t feel like second class citizens as they are now eligible to serve openly in the U.S military.

The news was announced on 30th June 2016 by Defense Secretary Ash Carter stating the military will no longer stand in discriminating transgender troops. Despite concerns by senior military leaders, Ash stated at the press conference - “Effective immediately, transgender Americans can serve openly, and they no longer can be discharged or otherwise separated from the military just for being transgender.”

By 1st October 2016, the existing transgender troops are able to change their gender identifications in the Pentagon's personnel system and additionally receive the necessary medical care.