Friday, May 10, 2013

Women Empowerment Day

Assalamualaikum wbt..

My company's Public Relation (PR) and Marketing department organized an event called Women Empowerment Day. So women from all departments (Engineering, Procurement, Finance, HR,  Legal and Project Development Department) gathered today in the conference room to celebrate women, raise awareness of women's health and beauty and to make positive steps towards greater empowerment of women.

There was about 50 of us during that day and two speakers from M.A.K.N.A (National Cancer Council Malaysia) and BidanKota was invited to give a talk on health and beauty.

It serves as an important reminder to us in the company who work really hard to look after on our own health and inner beauty. The issue on cancer are myriad. But today the speaker from M.A.K.N.A was focusing on the breast cancer issues and understanding breast cancer. The representative from M.A.K.N.A was explaining on the pros and cons of the standard breast cancer screening tests, including mammography and clinical breast exam, as well as MRI. She explained on what happens if a test shows something abnormal. In rare cases, breast cancer can occur in men. Well, do you know about this? We just get to know it today.

The other interesting part of today's event was when the founder of BidanKota, Puan Safi Abd Rahman,  gave her speech on the traditional medication and massage especially for post-natal treatment. There was also a live demonstration on basic light make up for office, traditional tea making using ginger, lemongrass, and mas cotek leaf!

What I learned today:
Make your own lemongrass tea

2 lemongrass stalks
Honey or sugar to sweeten (optional)
Boiling water
I tea bag
Juice from ½ lime

1. Cut off the root end of the lemongrass stalk and remove any of the dry outer leaves. Gently bruise the base of the stalk with a rolling pin.
2. Tie the lemongrass in a knot ad place on a cup and sweeteners if using.
3. Pour in the boiling water. Add a tea bag and remove as soon as the water is golden brown.
4. Add lime juice to taste and serve with a lemongrass stirrer.

Just so you know, drinking a cup of lemongrass tea after a large meal will take away that full feeling and will aid in digesting the food just consumed along with helping to remove unhealthy food additives, chemicals and excess fats. It also aids in the relief of constipation, keeping the bowels working properly and removing toxins to keep our body healthy and energetic.  Interesting fact isn't it?

Adding more fun to this event, Puan Safi held a guess and win contest and we had a photo session before the event ends.

Again this month, the PR and Marketing Department will organize an event involving the employees and Pertubuhan Rumah Amal Cahaya Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (RACTAR). This is the first charity event organized by our company.There will be treasure hunt activity with 40 kids from RACTAR at Lake Garden Kuala Lumpur on 26 May 2013..

Well done PR and Marketing. We are looking forward for more events like this:)


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