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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the entire year, you must have seen at least a couple of these fashion trends around.

For some, these are revivals of their childhood memories. For others, these are brand new trends to tinker around with.

It’s proof of the fashion world’s saying, “What is old can be made new again.” Certainly, most don’t come back 100% the way they used to look like, but the inspiration is there- just tailored to meet current fashion standards.

And whether you like it or not, this time it is the 90s’ turn to experience a resurgence.

From the beloved choker to the oh-so-comfy mom jeans, let’s just see how many of these you’re able to recognise.

Chokers

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Source: Léon: The Professional (1994)

Back in the day, these used to be quite the statement-makers. Be it styled up with studs, sizable floral ornaments or shells, there was something for everyone.

It is a different story now, though. Blessed with slimmer bands and daintier ornaments, the beloved choker has taken on a more elegant look.

Denim overalls

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Source: Clueless (1995)

While the 90s brought us adorable overalls that were more on the youthful side, the modern take of it is a heck of a lot sexier.

Not that we’re complaining, of course.

Leather jacket

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Source: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

No matter how much time passes, it seems as though leather jackets will forever remain stylish. Check out Eliza Dushku rocking this glossy black number in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Slip this on now and she’d still be slayin’ it.

Combat boots

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Source: The Walking Dead (2010-ongoing)

It has been a long time since we discovered that combat boots look good with just about anything.

Whether you wear them with skirts, floral dresses or ripped biker jeans, these babies are just too good to miss out on.

Platform shoes

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Source: Clueless (1995)

Most memorably seen on the Spice Girls and of course, in the iconic movie Clueless, platform shoes have made an immense comeback in the fashion world.

Comfortable and oh-so-stylish, these will transform your OOTD into one full of attitude.

Mom jeans

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Source: Friends (1994-2004)

Once popular in the 90s before abruptly dying out, the mom jeans have returned with a vengeance.

These are basically comfortable, airy cotton jeans that make you sigh in relief that there’s now another stylish option to choose from- one that is absolutely perfect for lazy, dressed down days.

Crop top

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Source: Friends (1994-2004)

Why did these ever go away again? Once again approved in fashion circles, the crop top has returned- and it’s better than ever.

Pair it with shorts, track pants, jeans or maxi skirts, you name it. The modern age crop top is approved for both casual and runway wear.

Round sunglasses

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Source: Léon: The Professional (1994)

Now, here is something quirky and totally chic to go out with! Round and framed with sleek metal frames, these are incredibly cute when you know how to pull them off.

Every outfit could do with a bit of whimsy.

Flannel shirt

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Source: Full House (1987-1995)

Normally layered over a tee or a tank in the 90s, the flannel shirt now has more versatility in terms of how it can be worn.

You can wear it over a tee or a tank, on its own or tied around the waist, and you can rest assured that you look good.

Brown lipstick

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Source: Friends (1994-2004)

Thanks to the Kardashians, the very much missed brown lipstick is back, and this time around, it’s not limited to just dark, gothic looks. Huzzah!

You’ll be able to wear this in a feminine, casual or bold style, and there will be no judgment.

Millennials may not be able to understand our enthusiasm over certain “new” trends, but at the very least, many have come to appreciate them. As evidently shown by how many young ‘uns have embraced the reincarnations of these 90s items.

It certainly is a nice feeling, isn’t it? Who knew fashion could be a way for two different generations to bond!

Melissa Kartini
Nuffnang Community Team

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Who wouldn’t love a chance to snap a selfie with their favourite Justice League superhero? They’re strong, brave and not to mention hella gorgeous. Every single one of them.

While this dream is just about impossible for most, we’re here to tell you that you can come pretty darned close to it.

This is because exclusive, life-size figures of our favourite superheroes have landed right here in Malaysia. Standing proud and tall in all their majestic glory, these iconic heroes (and heroine!) will be here and ready for your snapshots starting tomorrow.

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That’s right.

And to sweeten the deal, exclusive movie preview passes and more are there to be won.

Just click the poster above for all the information you need. Don’t take too long to decide on whether to go now; you might just miss your chance to visit them! We hope to see you there!

Justice League will be in cinemas this coming 16th November

Melissa Kartini
Nuffnang Community Team

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It’s that time of year again. The cobwebs are out, the carved pumpkins set on porches, and warty witches and wizards are prowling the streets for candy. –Well, not really. This is Malaysia, after all.

But what we do have on All Hallows’ Eve is a stash of horror movies to gorge on! Especially tonight of all nights. There is something strangely appealing about having a Halloween horror movie night with your friends now, isn’t there?

Rather than relying solely on movies for scares, though, why not up the Fear factor by delving into the “true stories” some of these films were inspired by?

Here are three of the more famous ones:

1. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

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A movie that freaked out millions with its chilling audio alone, The Exorcism of Emily Rose is based on the story of Anneliese Michel, a German lass who began to experience convulsions at the age of 17 in 1968.

According to court findings, she had her first epileptic attack in 1969 and was then diagnosed with Grand Mal epilepsy.

At first, her parents relied on doctors to treat their daughter, but as her condition steadily worsened, they soon became convinced she was possessed. So they gave up on professional medical care and came to solely depend on exorcism for healing.

It was at this point that she had long gone past experiencing mere convulsions.

By then, she suffered devilish hallucinations while praying, heard voices that told her she was damned, saw faces of demons on the people and things around her, and harboured an aversion for religious objects. In addition, she was convinced that she was possessed by several demons including Lucifer, Judas Iscariot, Nero, Cain, Hitler, and Fleischmann.

During this unstable state, she performed a myriad of highly disturbing actions that would make anyone take more than a step back. She ate flies, spiders and coal, bit off the head of a dead bird, crawled under a table and barked like a dog for two days, just to name a few. There’s more, of course, but we’re leaving the more disturbing details to your imagination.

Unfortunately for Anneliese, there was no happy ending at the end of the tunnel. Her life ended from severe dehydration and malnutrition after enduring 67 grueling exorcisms for 10 months.

2. The Conjuring (2013)

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There was some controversy regarding the legitimacy of the “true story” that The Conjuring is based on, and in this day and age, hardly anyone would blame you for being a skeptic.

Just how much truth does the film hold? How much is simply fiction?

This story is based on the experiences of American paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, the latter of which was a consultant for the film.

They claimed that The Conjuring farmhouse (the real one, mind) was haunted by a witch called Bathsheba Sherman.

Born in 1812, Rhode Islander Bathsheba Thayer married Judson Sherman in 1844. During their marriage, Bathsheba took on the role of housewife whilst her husband worked as a farmer. Between the both of them, they had at least one child, though it is possible that they had other children as well.

If they had other children, rumours have it that none of them lived past the age of seven. There are, however, no census records that can confirm these reports. Nonetheless, it was possibly from here that stories of her being a witch began.

Although child deaths weren’t uncommon at the time, Bathsheba was suspected of murder after a baby died while under her care. Whether the child was hers or someone else’s isn’t clear, but the ending was the same: the cause of death was impalement via a large needle at the base of the skull. This consequently caused rumours of her being a witch to spring forth, and she was consequently put on trial.

3. The Exorcist (1973)

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The Exorcist is an adaptation of a novel of the same name, which was inspired by the exorcism of Roland Doe in 1949.

Unlike the previous two accounts, the true identity of the boy in question isn’t known; the name Roland Doe was granted to him to protect his anonymity.

The story supposedly began after the death of Roland’s aunt. Having been introduced to the Ouija board prior to her death, Roland fervently tried to contact her with it after her passing. And wouldn’t you know it, it was then that strange happenings started to occur.

Furniture moved across the room, inanimate objects levitated in the house, scratches of words appeared on the poor boy’s body, vials of holy water smashed to the ground, the works.

All of these incidents were centered around Roland.

Not knowing what else they could do, his parents took him to Catholic priests, who reportedly performed -you guessed it- exorcisms on the lad. These exorcisms could at times turn violent, with one of the most prominent incidents being when Roland slashed one of the priests with a bedspring from the mattress.

Other horrors that occurred during this tumultuous time were the appearances of lacerations resembling words and demonic faces on Roland’s body, and Roland speaking in a guttural voice unlike his own.

In contrast to Anneliese Michel, however, Roland survived these exorcisms.

Not much is known about what happened to him thereafter, but those involved in the event said that Roland went on to live a perfectly normal, happy life. He apparently has no memory of what took place during his possession.

Do you happen to have a horror story of your own to share? Let us know in the Comments section below!

Melissa Kartini
Nuffnang Community Team

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There appears to be no downsides to tea. Google its benefits and you’ll find a seemingly endless list of all the wonderful things it can do for you. This ought to come as to no surprise, as it has been regarded as a key ingredient to good health for thousands of years.

On the other hand, results from research done on these so-called benefits are mixed.

Still, with the rise of health-related concerns during this day and age, we’ll take all the help we can get.

Here are just a couple of the benefits you could get from this world-popular beverage:

Tea contains antioxidants

For those who are unaware, antioxidants can help slow down ageing as well as assist your cells to regenerate and repair. Which is especially good news for those who are worried about those Godforsaken age-betraying lines, amirite?

Studies also suggest that tea can help protect you from damage caused by pollution.

Tea helps keep your skin clear

If you’re plagued with acne problems, you might want to give green tea a try. It has been said that the antioxidants in green tea help ensure a spotless complexion, and that they can work as well as the much harsher 4% solution of benzoyl peroxide.

Tea has less caffeine than coffee

Which is awesome news for those of you who are worried about the amount of stress that caffeine can have on your system. So if you need a bit of a pick-me-up without those jittery side-effects of coffee, you can give tea a try.

(Green) tea helps boost your metabolism

This in turn means it could help you lose weight. While green tea can only give you a slight boost by allowing you to burn 70-80 calories a day, every little bit helps.

Tea is calorie-free

Unless you choose to add in milk, sugar or other sweeteners, tea itself is virtually calorie-free. This makes it a more attractive alternative to water, especially for those who love having some flavour in their drink.

Tea can lower your blood sugar level

Thanks to its dose of catechin and polysaccharides, tea is known for helping lower blood sugar levels. Studies suggest that green tea is especially beneficial for those with type 2 diabetes, as compounds found in it can assist diabetics to process sugar.

Tea may help protect your bones

As it turns out, milk isn’t the only beverage out there that can help strengthen your bones. Tea can do the same as well. Studies have shown that those who regularly drink tea have stronger bones than those who don’t. We don’t know about you, but we’re taking this as a good sign!

Tea may reduce your risk of cancer

Breast, skin, lung, stomach, colon, oral and prostate cancer… just to name a few. While more studies than not suggest that tea can help ward off cancer, it certainly doesn’t hurt to add it to your daily ritual.

Tea may reduce your risk of a heart attack

It has been said that regular green tea intake may significantly reduce your risk of a heart attack. In fact, a study published last year stated that those who drink 1-3 cups of green tea a day are 20% less likely to experience a heart attack, and those who drink four or more cups a day have a 32% reduction of risk.

Tea is linked with a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease

Green tea may help reduce the risk of this neurological disorder developing in both men and women.  That said, green tea is not a miracle cure-all, so be sure to maintain overall good health to better your chances at leading an anti-Parkinson’s disease life.

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So, what do you think? Do you think you’ll start taking tea- or are you already a fan of it? Let us know in the Comments section below!

 

Melissa Kartini
Nuffnang Community Team

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Revlon certainly knows the way to our heart. Well-aware of what visual creatures humans are, it has gone ahead and packaged its latest products in sleek containers, the liquid formula stowed behind thick, frosted glass.

But sheer aesthetic alone isn’t enough, which is why the brand kicked things up a notch with the sweet allure of whipped vanilla and cream mango. The pearlescent formula is cleverly infused with the scent, reminding one of comfort and light-hearted happiness.

Interested now? So were we.

Take a peek at the key features of their new metallic stash:

  • Formulated with Revlon’s 100% wax-free gel formula
  • Lightweight, high definition matte metallic colour
  • Pearlescent formula for metallic matte finish
  • Moisturising, velvety feel
  • Plush, velvety applicator
  • Available in 4 high definition metallic matte shades

The ultra sleek, not-to-be-missed shades:

  • HD Gleam (Rose Gold)
  • HD Shine (Bronze Plum)
  • HD Flare (Scorched Red)
  • HD Luster (Grey)

With all these attractive features and shades, it was no wonder that the lucky 20 Nuffnangers who were selected for this launch were absolutely ecstatic over their goodie bags! Free metallic lippies and cream eyeshadows, encased in a sassy pouch? Yes, please.

As if that wasn’t enough, the lovely staff at the Revlon Flagship Store in Sogo provided us with a totally chic array of food to whet our appetites.

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Too pretty to eat!

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Chocolate macarons. Don’t worry, the stamps are totally edible.

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Gold-wrapped chocolate bars with Revlon’s signature logo. 

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Cute fruit pastries.

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Gold-dusted chocolate cupcakes.

Gorgeous, right?

As a bonus, here is a picture of a couple of the beautiful ladies who attended the event:

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Happy smiles all around!

All in all, it was a tasteful, elegant affair, and it is certainly one of many to come. Because we at Nuffnang make it a priority to get to know our community both online and offline, we hope we’ll be able to meet and connect with more of you offline in the future. So be sure to keep an eye on your inbox, because an invitation to a super exclusive party could be coming your way!

Cheers!

*Revlon’s Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™ in Metallic Matte is priced at RM42.90 each. You can purchase any of these lippies at leading pharmacies close to you.

Thank you, Revlon, for inviting us to your product launch!

Melissa Kartini
Nuffnang Community Team

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Nuffnang is home to many ambitious, hardworking individuals. So much so that one of them has recently risen to stardom status. The person in question is our man of the hour, Lead Producer of ReelityTV Malaysia, Michael Chen.

A long-time member of the Malaysian Theatre and TV scene, Michael has built up quite the impressive portfolio. Thus far, he has had a hand in acting, producing, fitness instructing, martial arts, singing-songwriting, hosting and emceeing. Phew! With such an exhaustive list, Michael is clearly a force to be reckoned with.

Therefore, it is without a doubt that his extensive experience helped him carry the role of Wong from the locally made blockbuster film, Tombiruo.

We at Nuffnang cannot be prouder of our Lead Producer.

So imagine my excitement when I managed to catch him for an interview one afternoon! Busy bee that he is, he is constantly in and out of the office throughout the week.

How did you come across the role of Wong?

I was recommended to the Casting Director and veteran Malaysian Director, Nasir Jani by my friend, Zurina Ramli. She’s one of the lead Producers. They needed a Chinese actor who could act, fight, potentially do his own stunts and is comfortable speaking Malay on screen. So I was just lucky to know the right people and have the varied skillset!

You are a man of many talents. It must’ve been exhausting juggling multiple jobs and projects at the same time while filming. How did you manage it?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been juggling. I’ve been dabbling in theatre since 2000, when I was still in Form 6. When I was studying law in Uni, I’d be doing acting workshops at night and teaching kickboxing in between all of that. The same thing applied when I started working full-time in different lines from production, marketing and so on. This trend continues till today.

During the toughest period of the Tombiruo shoot, I would be in the Nuffnang office, going for a shoot from 7pm to 7am and then back to the office again at 10am. But the awesome thing about this production was that they were willing to work around my schedule and put most of my shooting times after work or during weekends.

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Did you have to do any special preparations for the role? Did you have to do your own stunts?

There were actually a lot of rehearsals for Tombiruo. Rehearsals were broken down into script reads, character development, fight choreography and stunt preparation. For me personally, I attended most of the script reads and selected character development rehearsals. And yes, I did all my own stunts.

What was it like to play Wong? Do you feel you are similar to him in any way?

Wong is my first time playing an all-out ‘bad guy’ who doesn’t seem to have any moral compass. He’s more of a psychopath in the clinical sense of the word.

I’m very different from him. When playing a character like him, I attach certain personality attributes that I can share with him. For example, Wong is a very driven person and I’m a driven person too.

Tell me an interesting story of what happened while you were on set.

That would have to be the day that I had to shoot a very dangerous stunt. They were going to set me on fire. At the same time, I experienced a personal family tragedy and couldn’t be on location for the shoot. The entire production gave me the time I needed to manage my personal situation and when I arrived on set, they were all extremely understanding. They knew I wasn’t in a good state of mind and that I was also quite afraid of the stunt I was about to engage in.

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At the same time, I was set on fire! How much more interesting can I get?

What have you learnt from your experience on Tombiruo?

One of my biggest takeaways is to never stop trying. The likelihood of an unknown actor like me getting such a pivotal role in a big film like this is very low. Had I allowed that ‘reality’ affect me, I wouldn’t have gone for the audition.

How does it feel to star in such a successful local film?

I don’t think it has actually sunk in yet. At the moment, I’m just really proud to be part of it and thankful that I had the opportunity.

Are you interested in acting in more films? What sort of character do you hope to play next?

Of course. I’ll never stop.

I’m actually quite keen to play more flawed characters. Not necessarily good or bad guys but just flawed like everyone we know in real life.

Did you get to meet Ramlee Awang Murshid himself? What was your impression of him?

Yes, I did. Many times. He was very involved in the movie and was regularly on location.

He’s a very intelligent man and an experienced writer with great characters under his belt. He shared with me that he never allowed any of his bestselling books to be turned into movies over the years because he felt that he didn’t have enough stories yet. His novels are all connected like how the Marvel Cinematic Universe is connected. After 20 years, he finally feels like he has enough stories to start looking into making movies. This shows how much of a visionary he is.

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Is there a chance we’ll see Wong again?

Who knows? The fate of that relies on how well Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba does in the box office, whether the fans make enough noise to warrant my character coming back and whether the Producers think the same. I hope so!

Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba is still showing in cinemas!

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Melissa Kartini
Digital Content Writer
melissa.kartini@nuffnang.com

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