Fun Party Ideas During Lockdown

With schools and many businesses closing their doors or going online, many of us are spending more time at home during this pandemic. Being homebound has its challenges but there is also a silver lining.  We get to slow down and spend quality time with those who matter the most.

Some of us may feel bored, stuck and unproductive during this time. There are some productive things that you can do to keep yourself engaged and to put a positive spin during the lockdown.  They are:-

  •  Finish a book
  •  Indulge in a skincare session with your loved ones
  •  Give your room a facelift by trying out decor ideas
  •  Learn to cook or bake
  •  Make a bucket list
  •  Organize your wardrobe
  •  Get fit
  •  Clear out your kitchen cupboards

 

Another great idea to liven things up is to host a Pajama Party for your family.  Let’s be honest, pajamas are pretty much what we are wearing on most days.  Why not plan a themed slumber party where everyone can don matching fancy pajamas?  There is nothing like slipping into a comfortable and family matching pajamas while having some fun at home.

How to plan a themed pajamas party

  • Set up a few tents and decorate them
  • Get ready some snacks like popcorns, chips and sodas
  • Prepare a list of activities such as karaoke or sing along to Youtube videos
  • Set aside some games to play
  • Pick a movie to watch

 

Last but not least, check out some cozy themed pajamas at LazyOne.

You can even find matching cute pajamas for your four-legged family members. How puptastic is that?

With social distancing measures in place, many of us are unable to spend time with friends and family members outside of our home. In order to stay connected, many are celebrating milestones/events online via zoom parties or Google Hangouts. Getting everyone to wear matching pajamas while celebrating online is a fun way to shake things up a bit.

This comfy and fun pjs from LazyOne are great as gifts for birthdays or the coming holiday season which your family will love to show off.

Best Place To Buy Cloak For Cosplay

Cosplay is actually costume play and people who cosplay dress in costumes to role-play characters from their favorite movies, TV shows, books, comics and video games.  When a cosplayer chooses a particular costume, they are often tapping into a specific character or even a combination of characters because there is something about that role speaks to them personally.  Cosplay fans invest a considerable time, money and effort into creating a character which include accessories, costumes, hair or even body prosthetic. Do you know what inspires them to reinvent themselves so elaborately?  Studies have revealed that cosplayers find it very enticing and rewarding to dress up.  Wearing a costume allows a person to tap into confidence they did not know they had, and it also helps them overcome shyness in real life.

Every year, there are many cosplay events around the globe.  It is the chance for fans to celebrate the Japanese animation and pop culture.  Many have indulged their creativity and imagination when it comes to creating costumes that are made to be noticed.  If you are preparing yourself for next year’s event, well look no further than Menweisi, a leading online retailer with a range of formal suits, wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses, special event dresses, business suits for men and women, and even bathrobes along with bedding products.   Check out below some of their cloak collection.

This long white Velvet Hooded Cape is perfect for a variety of dress-up occasions. You can wear to your favorite Cosplay, Halloween, Role Playing, Gothic, Steampunk, Renaissance, Medieval, Masquerade, or Ritual event! Made from high quality velvet, this cloak features a fully lined hood and can be tied at the neck. Available in a range of color combinations and sizes.

 

This velvet purple cloak with satin lining adds an easy resplendence to your next Cosplay look.  It is is available in a range of sizes. Perfect for any costume parties, role play, Halloween photos and more.

Costuming is exciting and beautiful.  It is also a fun hobby that is incredibly creative.  At Menweisi, they have you covered from head to toe with costume capes and robes for adults. You do not even need to spend time to DIY your own cloak.  Just order from Menweisi and you are all set. Its website is very easy to navigate and user-friendly. Their prices are very affordable too.

Friends Reunion Is Coming

Yes it is finally happening. Friend’s casts are reuniting for a special HBO this May. Can we be more excited?

Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry and Courtney Cox made the announcement on their own Instagram just hours ago by sharing the same photo of the 6 cast members.

After 15 years, fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The long awaited reunion has been longed for by die-hard fans of the show ever since it ended its original run as one of the most successful shows in television history in 2004.

I can’t wait!

Shakira and J-Lo Performed For Super Bowl 2020

It is, after all, the biggest American sports event of the year.  At the Super Bowl tonight which was held in Miami, everyone was talking about the latest on Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s half-time show.  The main draw of the night was these two women, bringing attention away from the men playing around them.  The performances by J Lo and Shakira were full of energetic dance moves, performers, crowd surfing, pole dancing while they belted out their famous hits.

Shakira kicked off the performance by launching into a musical medley of her songs and even on the drums.  Lopez was, of course, swiveling on the dance floor and even worked on a pole.  After all, hips don’t lie.  JLo even did a performance with her daughter, Emme Maribel Muñiz, and a choir of children, singing Lopez’s “Let’s Get Loud” and a snippet of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” as Lopez appeared wrapped in a feathered American flag cape that turned to a Puerto Rican flag. It looked like recognition for both Puerto Rico and the American-born children of undocumented immigrants – the Dreamers.  Strong message here.

These 2 Latina singers brought back the kind of fireworks everyone last saw with Lady Gaga’s 2017 half-time show. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira were perfect picks, both electric and effortless, singing and dancing their way through a frantic dual turn, equally impressive alone and together.

Shakira in a fiery red outfit

Jennifer Lopez with her daughter.

Beyonce Wore The Major Trend To Golden Globe Awards 2020

The Golden Globe Awards 2020, honoring the best in television and film, kicked off tonight at Los Angeles and the red carpet has been swarming with celebrities wearing the hottest trend right now.  Before I go into who what wear on the red carpet, let’s move over to Beyonce.  She was reportedly not at the red carpet which left everyone puzzled why she was not seen.  Apparently, they were an hour late and this is Beyonce’s first appearance after more than a decade.  The camera then captured power couple seated at the event.  The internet went absolutely crazy when it showed Beyonce wearing her iconic Golden Globes gown.  It is a black dress with a blown-up gold puffy sleeve.   It is mind-blowing and safe to say that the puffy sleeves trend is going to be huge this year.

images via People.com

H&M Collaboration with Netflix Stranger Things

H&M is collaborating with Netflix’s third season of the Stranger Things series. They have an exclusive poolside collection featuring Dacre Montgomery, aka Billy as one of their models.  If you are a fan of this series and 80s nostalgia, you can all shop the 80’s inspired fashion at H&M.

The unisex range consists of clothes, swimwear, and accessories with a focus on the recognizable setting of Hawkins Community Pool. From retro logo-adorned tees in the Stranger Things signature red, black and white color palette, to summer-ready floral prints, the collection has everything you need to get your Stranger Things fix this summer.

Jennifer Lopez Turns 50

Jennifer Lopez just turned 50 years old yesterday and boy does she look hot at her lavish birthday bash.  The fete was sponsored by clothing companies – PrettyLittleThing and Quay Australia and it took place at Gloria Estefan’s private home in Miami.  The decor of the party was gold and white, a bustling dance floor and attended by star-studded guests including DJ Khaled and Ashanti.

Jennifer was decked out in a shimmery metallic dress which was custom-made by Versace, of course with dramatic cutouts and gladiator-style straps across her chest. She paired the look with diamond-studded hoops by Lana and golden platform pumps.

 

Happy Birthday J Lo!
images via www.facebook.com/jenniferlopez & Harpers Bazaar

6 hiking trails in Malaysia

Are you on a property investment bandwagon looking for properties to invest in? If so, you can check out Setia Sky Residence if you are interested. Property investment requires constant hard work and sometimes can be stressful. Perhaps you could engage in some activities to release stress and hiking could be one of the activities you join to release stress. Hiking is one of the interesting activities that one can explore in Malaysia. There are various hiking trails across Malaysia that hiking enthusiasts could explore. This article will guide you through 6 hiking trails in Malaysia that you could explore.

  1. Bukit Gasing Forest Park

Bukit Gasing Forest Park is located just 15 minutes off Federal Highway. This trail is popular among the residents in the neighborhood. It is always filled with jungle trekkers who are interested in trekking so there is no need to worry about getting lost, as you can always ask for help.

There are a few paths here within the 100-hectare forest reserve. A typical circuit will take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

  1. Broga Hill

Broga Hill is known for the beautiful panoramic views. Hiking to the peak will allow hikers to have a spectacular view of the palm oil estate, rainforest and distant mountain. Broga Hill is also the right place if you love watching sunrise. Most hikers will start their hike as early as 5am in order to catch the sunrise. It is famous among the locals and tourist, and the trail is straightforward so there is no need to worry about getting lost.

The hike at Broga Hill is fairly easy but can be a little bit slippery. Torchlight is required for safety purpose if you plan to hike early, as it might be too dim for you to hike.

  1. Penang Hill

Penang Hill is one of the most well known trekking trails in Malaysia. There are many routes that one can undertake this trip: road used by locals to drive up the hill; or path that starts from the Botanical Garden. There is a train that travels up and down the hill as well.

Hiking along the trails might take 2 to 3 hours to reach Penang hill as the trails are steep. If you are lucky, you might even see some wildlife hanging around the trees. In addition, you can also find a bird park, mosque, temple and food stalls that sell local delicacies as you go up the hill.

  1. Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu is one of the well-known destinations for those who love trekking. Furthermore, Mount Kinabalu is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mount Kinabalu is no stranger to everyone, even to those who do not hike.

One of the toughest trails but definitely worth it and satisfying once you reach the peak. It takes 2 days 1 night to hike to Mount Kinabalu. The routes to reach the summit include the Ranau Trail and Kota Belud Trail.

Hiking Mount Kinabalu is not an easy feat. It takes approximately 5 hours to trek from Mount Kinabalu to Panalaban. Interested hikers must get permits for the Sabah Parks & Accommodation in Panalaban. Starting point will be the Timpohon Gate and the ending point for the hikers is Kinabalu National Park.

Make sure you are mentally and physically prepared to climb to the summit before you start your trekking journey. In addition, it is essential to have a local mountain guide to guide you through your journey and give you enough support and advice. The trail is not easy, but definitely worth it.

  1. Cameron Highlands

There is a total of 14 hiking trails in Cameron Highlands for you to choose from, ranging from the easiest to the hardest. These trails will surround the cities of Cameron Highlands: Tanah Rata and Brinchang. Each trail is different in their own ways and offers different views to the hikers, including the beautiful luscious green forest, where hikers can hike through the watchtower to enjoy the beautiful views of Pahang and Perak. You could also stop by the strawberry farm at Raju Hill or stop by BOH tea plantations to get yourself a cup of tea, before you continue your hiking journey.

Make sure you engage with a local guide, as there is not much signage for you to refer to at the trails.

  1. Bukit Tabur

Bukit Tabur is also known as The Dragon’s Backbone, located at Taman Melawati, near to the famous National Zoo. Bukit Tabur is a limestone ridge, with 5 different peaks. Due to its challenging and tricky trail, it is less explored as compared to other trails in Malaysia. Therefore, hikers are advised to be careful.

It will take approximately 3 hours to finish the journey. Bukit Tabur might be a little bit challenging, so it is not recommended for people who are new to trekking, as one will need to have some rock climbing skills before they go on the journey. Prepare yourself a pair of gloves as the trail involves some rock climbing and rope work. Courage is needed as well before one decides to take on this trail.

In conclusion, there is so much more than the above trails for you to explore in Malaysia. Remember, safety always comes first. Make sure you are physically and mentally prepared before you start your hiking journey.