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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Singaporeans hit by mobile phone syndrome

Mobile phone is a must to bring wherever we go, without it, I'll feel unsecured!

A MAJORITY of Singaporeans are constantly thinking that their mobile phones are ringing, reported Sin Chew Daily. It said that a random survey of 50 people found that some 80% of them suffered from the mobile phone syndrome. They would check their mobile phones incessantly to see if they were ringing or if there were any missed calls or messages.

A psychiatrist blamed this syndrome on stress.

“Such people should learn to relax to avoid stress taking over their daily life,” said the psychiatrist. The psychiatrist advised sufferers to switch off their mobile phones or avoid answering their phones for a period of time.

Nanyang Siang Pau reported that the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) has urged the Government to ensure teachers assigned to teach reproductive health and social education next year are well trained.

It quoted NUTP secretary-general Lok Yim Pheng as saying that this was to ensure the teachers were well-equipped.

“Sex education is a sensitive topic and the teacher concerned must send the right message. If the message is misconstrued, parents may sue,” she added.

While the gender of the teacher teaching the subject was not important, Lok said the Government just needed to ensure that there were enough teachers.

Imagine you are on holiday, when suddenly found that your mobile phone has lost its way, how would you feel? I won't mind if they are only photocopiers. LOL!

Year End Sale

Malaysia Year-End Sale 2010 (M-YES)
20 November 2010 until 2 January 2011

The Year-End Sale is back with great discounts! The season is awaited eagerly by Malaysians and visitors alike for the unbelievable discounts, bargains and promotions. Load your shopping carts with gifts, souvenirs, branded items and everything else you need for the year-end festive season!

I have been out of mood for the Year End Sale lately, but when anything unhappy ended, when life back to normal, I'm back! Rather than feeling hungry and sleepy all the time, I feeling great and refreshing when "it" ends. I'm glad that I have a supportive hubby who always stand with me whenever I need him.

Okay, back to shopping mood. I haven't really shop for quite some time. A few days ago, Jusco sent us an invitation to J Card member day on 16th Dec. Yup, as usual I'll go Jusco on the day before to reserve the goods. Coincidentally, I have book movie ticket on 15th Dec for the Narnia. LOL! After Narnia, I'll start my shopping of reservation!

And I'm going KL on Christmas Day for more shopping! Yay! I want a stay in Hoseasons villas in france hopefully in the coming year! :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I'm feeling pretty depressing these days, due to a recurrent issue. It has happened so many times that every time, it breaks my heart into pieces. I don't even know whom to blame for, since all of us had done every best to prevent it.

At last, we went temple asking advice from God! We were told that it all happened because of the environment of our room. Our room had more "yin" than "yang". Yup, true indeed. God knows, even before we told "him", we keep our curtain down 24 hours in the room.

From that onwards, we try to make our room bright by opening all windows and doors. Hopefully things will go smoothly in future! Does it makes better by switching on the tv speakers loudly?

Broken bed legs

A few days ago during night time, when hubby and I were sitting on the bed, two of the legs broken without any prior notice. *Sigh* And something bad happened following the broken bed legs. *Sigh*

Thus our bed frame need to be replaced or removed. Hubby chosen to remove the bed frame instead of replacing it. This morning, hubby has remove the bed frame, left alone the mattress on the floor. It's a Japanese style for our room! It will be better with a 26 inch TV!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


When browsing through some online wholesaler, I happened to come over a word that I can't understand, so I check it out on Wikipedia. Here it is:

Dropship is a supply chain management technique in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock, but instead transfers customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer. As in all retail businesses, the retailers make their profit on the difference between the wholesale and retail price.

Some drop shipping retailers may keep "show" items on display in stores, so that customers can inspect an item similar to those that they can purchase. Other retailers may provide only a catalog or website.

Retailers that drop ship merchandise from wholesalers may take measures to hide this fact to avoid any stigma, or to keep the wholesale source from becoming widely known. This can be achieved by "blind shipping" (shipping merchandise without a return address), or "private label shipping" (having merchandise shipped from the wholesaler with a return address customized to the retailer). A customized packing slip may also be included by the wholesaler, indicating the retailer's company name, logo, and/or contact information.

So many police cars?

Oh, my gosh! What happened? Another burglary? But why so many police cars? Somebody murdered in the burglary?

Yesterday evening, while waiting for the air-conditional being replaced, hubby and I were busy reading about Chinese drywall law suit on my new Garmin-Asus A10. I did not blog about the phone but it is great. I have downloaded a lot of applications and games for free from Android Market. "Angry Bird" is a game to destroy the green monster by throwing birds. LOL! We like it most! Hubby was addicted to it!

Okay, been away from the story.

One of the workers told us that there were many police cars parked outside of our house. Wasting no time, hubby rushed to check it out. Then he hurried me to see the grand view. Wow, there are many of them indeed. We thought that there might be a house being burglarized again initially, but then, there is no need to get over 10 police cars to come for the investigation.

Suddenly, hubby recalled that one of our neighbor is a policeman. And so the police cars are here to attend a party for Hari Raya Haji. LOL!

Nice shot from our balcony!

Monday, November 15, 2010

World's smallest car

Feeling bored waiting while working, I ended up browsing through the Internet for news. And I happened to be attracted to an article - World's smallest car. It's cute!

World's smallest car the 'Wind Up' built by British constructor. British constructor Perry Watkins has assembled officially the world's smallest licensed car - and it has a top speed of 60kph.

At just 41 inches high, 51 inches long and a seemingly impossible 26 inches wide, the miniscule motor is in danger of being overpowered by other vehicles on the road.

But Mr Watkins has made sure that his 'Wind Up' mini car has enough power to compete with the larger cars, with a top speed of 60kph (37mph).

Though it may not be enough to hold its own on the German autobahns, the car features seat belts and has a few flames licking the side of the car, for added 'cool factor'.

The body comes from a repainted children's ride, while the chassis is borrowed from a Shanghai Shenke quad bike. Meanwhile, the tyres are more regularly seen on Monkey motorcycles.

This isn't the first time that Mr Watkins has devised a strange vehicle, after his 'Flatmobile' was unveiled a couple of years ago. It stood at just 19 inches high and could reach speeds of 100mph.

The car will be shown off at a motoring show in Essen, Germany, on November 27.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I want a Garmin-Asus A10

See the price? RM499 instead of RM1399 with free car kit worth RM249! It's a great deal!

It's a package with 24 months contract with Digi Smart Plan. My friend bought it last week, and I had try on it, it's fabulous. The full featured Garmin GPS Satellite Navigation comes with junction view which made all of us attract to this phone. I love it because of its GPS, 5MP camera with auto focus, wifi & bluetooth capable. It runs on Android 2.1 which many app could be downloaded for usage. Wow, wow, wow! I love it max!

We will have to sign up for Digi Smart Plan which offer RM68 for unlimited Internet to get this phone. Since the package is a all-in-one with no minimum call usage (just pay-as-you-use), I will switch hubby's number to Digi from Maxis. Since hubby doesn't call out often, it suites him.

Now that I have done porting the number out from Maxis to Digi, I will still have to wait for the phone to be restock. It is out of stock currently. I just received call from Digi Centre Ipoh that the phone will probably arrived by Saturday.

..................... am anxiously waiting!

Emotional ups and downs

Living our life as a human being is challenging. We are always prepared for all kinds of emotional ups and downs - an inevitable fact of life. Anyhow, we are going to face them and go through them in our daily life without fail.

My friend told me that I'm pessimistic, though I do not agree with that. I'm quite optimistic in fact, just because I have been through a lot of emotional downs during the younger part of my life, I knew that I should keep my head up to face every challenges.

When I was 3 years old, my mom had diagnosis with breast cancer. Ever since that, I am growing up in an environment that fearing my mom's sickness may relapse any time. Every year, my mom will go for a check-up and that was the time when we were worried, fear of getting a bad report. Year after year the check-up went out great, until they (cancerous cells) finally decided to come back for a visit. I was 12 years old by that time. The sickness dragged for another 4 years. My mom had done a great job in the battling, now she is at peace in God's hand.

I was my mom's only child, so the task of taking care her falls on me naturally. I still remember the time when I used to accompany my mom to hospital for surgery or chemotherapy, I used to sit by her bed and sleep by her bed.

I've had to learn independent since my mom passed on. I've grown up wiser than others after all the ups and downs in my life. My friends of my ages are still in their parents' loving nest when I already staying independently on my own.

I'm so lucky that I've met hubby, he had been taking care of me since I'm 16 years old. We have been through a lot indeed. Thank God, I have him. We go everywhere in pair. We been through everything together! I'm so blessed!

Monday, November 8, 2010

After a whole week of "work"

Hubby and I had sent my aunt and cousin home safely yesterday. This ends my week of "work". "Work" in terms of being a driver driving them around the town, clean up my house and clear up the things I brought home in big black plastic bags with my aunt. Gosh, this kind of "work" is way more tiring than my normal "work". Anyway, we were all delighted to have my house back to a clean and tidy state.

During this week, we have had my house wiring and plumbing work done. Washing machine and refrigerator are bought too! But both of them are now being located upstairs. The ground floor of my house is empty - in case the thieves look into our house, they won't know we have replaced all the electrical gadgets, though my house had been armed with alarm system.

During this week, our car had encounter a big problem - engine oil leaking. Our braking system is also giving out sound when we press on it. Oh, we were all worried about it. Thus the car was sent to Toyota service center for check-up. The technician told us that they need to take out the whole engine to change something from inside to cure the oil leaking and our disc-brake had became one thick one thin due to the fact that we had changed the brake pad with a non-original one. All in all, the repair fee will come up to RM1,500. *sigh*. We took our car back, wait for hubby's act. Fast forward, hubby then bring our car to a private technician whom had successfully fix the oil leaking with RM300. And the braking system, we still need to go back to Toyota, for a original brake pad!

During this week, our auto-reload touch n go z'ng card refuse to auto-reload, both my aunt's and mine. We headed to the Jelapang tol plaza which then only realized that it had been closed and then redirect to the Ipoh Garden tol plaza to activate the cards.

During this week, we were all busy - 24 hours per day technically not enough! LOL!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Re-route back to Kuantan

A week before, hubby and I went Kuantan to fetch my aunt and cousin back to Ipoh for holiday, and now we are all backed to Kuantan! It was a tiring week, I'll have to rest for at least a week for recovery. LOL! I wish I could sleep in a baby bouncer chairs!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Have you change my link url?

It has been a while since I changed my blog to my own domain. Have you change my link url in your blog list?

Please change it if you haven't. Hope to see you all in my new blog soon.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Something to laugh about

During the visit to Genting Highland last Sunday, hubby and I had do something silly that may lead us embarrassing ourselves from being scolded by people.

It happened that hubby and I were exhausted after exploring the whole Genting by foot (of course by feet, can't be possible by car or by bus). We slept by 1am the previous night and woke up 5.30am preparing ourselves for Genting. That's why we are so tired!

Okay, back to the story track. We walked into the lift, no one else was in the lift with us, just two of us. Hubby pressed 22nd floor. Our room is 22902. When the door of the lift opened up, we go straight out, walked all the way while chit chatting to room 902.

One arrived at room 902, hubby pressed the door bell (to notify the "people" in the room that we were backed), around 5 times the bell rings. LOL! Then hubby slot in the room key card, first time it showed red light, second time again red light.

I was wondering why the door can't open. While we still in the mist of thinking, I look up the room tag on the door. And it showed 15902!!! Gosh, we were so shock and damn scared that the door may open from inside. We run away as fast as we can to the lift! What if that's somebody inside the room sleeping? We had pressed the door bell non-stop for many times!!!

Lesson of the day: Do look at the floor indicator before you walk out of the lift.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Moving back to old house

Due to a burglary, my house has been cleared - virtually nothing left! I felt that the whole world had gone black, hope drained from me. Thus I decided to leave the house, either rent it out or sell it off. The house is mainly left unoccupied except the time when my aunt and family come back Ipoh for holiday.

My relationship with my aunt and family are very close, as if they were my own family. So I had always troubled myself, thinking of where they will stay when they are back.

Hubby and I had thought of buying a new house, but the property price has been rising tremendously throughout the years. Not that we couldn't afford, but if we really bought a new property, we would have to travel less, and use less, everything becomes tighten, we are not allow to spend freely. My aunt also doesn't agree to the idea of buying a new house.

Thus, all of us come to a conclusion to move back to the old house. We will have to build a concrete wall without door at the back yard where the fencing had been stolen; add more grills around the house; set up an alarm system; have an electrician to fix all the wiring that have been cut off by the devil thieves; and lastly replace the air-conditioner/ Astro decoder/ washing machine/ water heater/ refrigerator/ Furniture.

I will be busy going to and fro my house! Everything will be find after the alarm installation, I supposed!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Day after Malaysia Day

It is a Friday! And from the time I awake, I thought it is Monday today! LOL! Tomorrow will be Saturday and soon will be Sunday - another holiday!

Hubby stayed at home all day yesterday, cooking, washing, cleaning, watching TV, as if it was a Sunday! We do not need any stereo systems at home but still we enjoy ourselves.

Monday, September 13, 2010

KL stay

I'm backed from a 3 days 2 nights Kuala Lumpur trip. My aunt and family came down from Kuantan; hubby and I went KL from Ipoh.

We stayed in One World Hotel which is nested within One Utama Shopping Centre. I've booked our room through an online travel agent with a great deal, instead of RM1,200+ for superior room only from the hotel's website, I have it at RM1,088 for deluxe room and breakfast (2 rooms 2 nights).

Upon arrived in KL around 9am, we checked in but the hotel system had been down. So we went back around 12pm, queuing up to check in again. We were lucky to have our room upgraded to executive deluxe room since deluxe rooms were not ready yet. :)

It isn't the first time we stay in this hotel, but we always feel happy to check in to One World Hotel. However, some unhappiness happened after the check in.

We were rushing time going to meet my uncle's friend. The bellboy whom helped us arranging our luggage in the trolley was busy attending to another customer, so we helped ourselves pushing the trolley to our room. Half way unloading the luggage, the bellboy came. But he wasn't helping, he just stood and see us unload our things. Once finished, the bellboy showed us "black face", teared off our room tag on the trolley with force and pushed the trolley out of the room. (May be he thought that we were suppose to pay him tips but we didn't. Hey, he never even offered help unloading the luggage, why are we paying him?)

On the other hand, while waiting for check in, hubby parked our car beside the lobby waiting for us. Once he got down from the car, the jockey told him they'll charged us RM5 for parking there for 15 minutes. Because our car not a Merz? BMW? Porche? or Ferrari???

Other than that, we enjoyed our stay there, everything were great!

My cousin playing games with his notebook!
Hubby surfing Internet with his netbook!I browsing through the spa pamphlet!
And cam-whoring!
I don't need a senior match service! LOL!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Eve of holidays

Tomorrow will be Hari Raya. Our shop will still open tomorrow, then closed on Saturday. But hubby and I will go KL, enjoy our holidays!

We are going to stay in KL for 2 nights. Yay! We will have enough time to go Ikea, The Curve, One Utama, Mid Valley, Low Yat, Sungai Wang, Lot 10 and Petaling Street. I want to visit book fest at KLCC too.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Half an hour of Piranha

Hubby told me he wanted to watch the Piranha days before. I have made an online booking with TGV. RM10 per seat and an additional online booking fee made up to a total of RM21.00 for the movie on Tuesday. It is a nice seating place at the last row since I have made the booking early.

We arrived at Jusco on time for the movie. While seated, people walking pass our back (we were on the last row). I heard some of them discussing why the theater was warm. I didn't bother much until half an hour after the movie started. I felt stuffy and even sweating. I also smelt the bad smell of shoes!

I could not tolerate with the warm, stuffy and smelly environment. I walk out to ask. And only when I asked that I realized that the staffs are already aware of that! They told me the cinema's air-cond compressor had broken down few weeks ago!

Gosh, they are selling tickets with normal price without informing customer about the fact that there is NO air-cond throughout the whole cinema!!! Imagine how you feel when your car and home air-cond compressor broken down, when only hot air coming out from the air-cond!

Being told that the air-cond compressor is malfunctioning, I rolled my eyes big and look at them. Following that, they told me I can have my tickets refund. Well, at least they refund. I went back into the theater, discuss with hubby. At last, we decided to get the refund. Hey, we do not need to pay to suffer!!!

We asked for refund at the ticket counter, the staff needed to ask for permission to do so from their supervisor and came back refunded me RM20. I request to see the supervisor since it was not fully refund - RM21. It is just RM1 difference but I bothered by the fact that the cinema still selling tickets even though the air-cond was not functioning!!! When the supervisor came, he pay me back the difference immediately. Clever him, or else I will be writing my complain letter to the TGV headquarter now!

I think they need to change their seats to a more fashionable western furniture style since they are now starting to get smelly!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I have a netbook!

I just took my netbook back after having lunch with my friends! *Happy* But we waited at the computer shop for half an hour before I can take hold of the netbook. :(

At the moment, I can't on the netbook to browse through, it needs to charge for 8 hours before using. I can't charge it now in the shop, have to wait till we got home! I could only admire the netbook externally! LOL!

Sweet n sour prawn in bread

We used to hear curry chicken bread, now I want to introduce the sweet n sour prawn in bread. We bought it from the restaurant near our house for supper. Yup, just hubby and me, finished the whole bread and prawns.

The sweet n sour prawn in bread costs RM42 with 10 big prawns (yes, we count!). Yummy!!!

Okay, let the picture do the talk!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Help for the elderly and disabled

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NMEDA has Dealers AND Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers. The QAP is a recognized accreditation program for the mobility equipment industry. The program was developed to promote quality, safety, and reliability within the industry. It is based on the principle that in order to satisfy customers consistently, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality.

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It is a hard job to be a caregiver. I haven't been one, but I could see with my eyes, how much strength and patient needed? How uneasy for the one being care of, fearing that they'll burdened their family? I can feel it!

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Matta Fair, Ipoh

Matta Fair in Ipoh starts today. Weeks before this, I saw the advertisement on the Genting website regarding the room redemption offer. It supposed to open by 10am.

Thus, I go there on 9.40am, thinking that I shall be early and could have been first few in the queue for room redemption. But I was wrong! Totally wrong!!! It's already in a long queue when I reached there.

I queued for an hour for the room redemption. It worth the wait since I only need to use 3GP to redeem 2 nights stay in First World's deluxe room during low season! I separate the stay , one in October and one in November, which means I'm going to Genting Highland once in each month for the coming two months!

Steamboat birthday bash

1st Sept is my best friend's - Terrence birthday! Yes, he is a guy. my best friend is a guy! Sometime, guys are better than girls when it comes to the time you need help or advice. What do you think?

We have a steamboat birthday bash held. We have not been to this restaurant, it is recommended by a friend. Hubby and I went on time while others were yet to arrived! Despite wasting time, I took out my camera, starting to snap everywhere. LOL!

It is actually a steamboat and bbq restaurant where we could bbq hot dogs, hams, satay, etc. If you need to eat something while waiting for the steamboat and bbq, there are fried rice, nuggets, watermelon and red bean soup. The variety of food for steamboat were plenty too!

I would highly recommend this restaurant for buffet steamboat. We only paid RM19.90 per person since it is on weekdays and the food served are fresh, especially the prawns. We had 4 big plates of prawns - the boss must have taken down our face, black-listed us! We almost finished al the prawns in the shop with the efficiency of the birthday boy peeling off all the shell of the prawns. LOL!

All of us were so full that we hardly left any place for birthday cake! I wonder I would need to use the dental business cards that my friend gave me on the day before!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Merdeka @ Genting Highland

Hubby and I, FIL and MIL went up to the hill on Merdeka day! Hubby and I stayed in Genting Highland for half day only. Why? Too boring! We lost RM50 straightly within 5 games! No luck! Thus, hubby and I went down to KL, go for Low Yat Plaza for some computer accessories. We went up to Genting again around 7pm to fetch my in-laws to Gohtong Jaya for dinner before heading home.

Before going down to KL, we had our lunch in a almost hidden restaurant which is located in Genting Casino. My in-laws brought us there. This restaurant named New Orleans. We were fortunate to have reached there in time to avoid the long queue, half an hourly later, the queue gets quite long already! LOL!

In the New Orleans, one only need to order a main course to be able to enjoy buffet salad, soup and drinks!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Home pc broken down, a netbook needed!

It has been over 2 months that our home desktop broken down. Hubby tried to ask for help from his friend but he is too busy to entertain us.

After waiting for 2 months, we brought the cpu to a computer shop. What was told is that the motherboard died, and the ram is needed to change to a newer version if we change the motherboard. The technician give us an estimation of RM300 to fix it.

RM300 isn't too much, but we still prefer to get a netbook instead of repairing the old desktop. Since we love to travel, a mini netbook suits us best. Hubby likes to lie on the bed surfing the net too!

PC fair in Ipoh just started, hubby and I went there yesterday and bought our mini netbook! We bought a Toshiba NB305 in white color. White color's Toshiba is out of stock, and it will arrived next week, which means we will be surfing the Internet with our white netbook next week! Yay!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sweat non-stop

What a hot day? I doubted why the weather goes such extreme, it is very hot now, but may start raining cats and dogs later on. The world's coming to the end soon, huh?

I'm sitting in my tiny little office where I usually keep the hot air away by switching on a small stand fan. Today, I'm sweating like a pig. My sweats are streaming down my forehead even when I'm sitting still!

Now, I have switched on the air con along with my stand fan. Feeling good! LOL!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday blue?

I've made a plan to wake up every morning to exercise on my bike to get rid of the fats. I'm growing way too fat and work-out is needed to reduce the fats that built on my body.

So today is the first day, I hope I can keep this up for at least 3 months. For me, cycling guarantee weight lost. I lost quite a lot before my wedding by cycling.

After the 30 minutes cycling session, I bath and follow hubby to work. But I'm feeling tired all day long, my head is filled with clouds, making me feeling dizzy. *Sigh*. I'm soon getting tired of myself. May be it's the side effect of taking Clomid, but I won't allow myself to go home to rest so often, so I'm sitting in my office, trying to keep myself alert until it's time for home! *Yawn*

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A simple dinner

Our eating out for yesterday night was at a corner shop near Taman Bombak. Most of the time we went there, we saw it crowded with many people waiting for tables. During weekend, you will be sitting for an hour to wait for your dishes.

It has been long since my FIL wanted to go there for a try, since every time we went there was on weekend, and the crowd of people used to scare us away. LOL!

Finally, we could have a try there. I forgot the English or Malay name for the shop, in chinese, it's called 兵头. We didn't wait for long for the dishes, may be due to the fact that it's not on weekends.

We ordered 4 dishes and 1 soup. Stir fried vege is the best of all. Others are only "so so"!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Joy of celebrating

My FIL and MIL both hit a third prize in Magnum! Hurray! Their car plate no had run up to the third place! Both of my in-laws were on cloud nine! Although they didn't won much money but still everybody around are asking for a treat of meal, and they joyfully treated them since everybody are happy over it!

Tonight four of us are going out for dinner and tomorrow night, we are going to eat out too. My FIL and MIL are going to treat two tables to celebrate!

Hubby and I didn't have luck in lottery so we seldom buy numbers. Winning in a lottery will be something extremely amazing for us. The only time we won was during my wedding, while I wondering whether to take a nicer gown with an additional RM300. We won RM200 by buying RM1 big, RM1 small, for our file number in the wedding shop. The RM200 was then going in to upgrade my wedding gown!!! Hubby was grumpy since I didn't tell him about buying this number and why I buy that little!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

1 or 2 months to refund???

On the beginning of the month, our famous low cost carrier - AirAsia had launch flights to Korea.

Hubby and I was longing to go Korea for a visit, so we sit still in front of the notebook, waiting for the clock to strike 12am, to begin our booking. Well, I expect the system to get jammed up as usual, but surprisingly, it wasn't. I go smoothly through until payment. Keyed in everything, waited a while before the page showed reservation status: Pending. Since reservation status is pending, I'll have to wait till the next morning to contact AirAsia regarding the status.

Cut the story short, a final reply from AirAsia confirmed booking was unsuccessful, and we left it since there won't be any cheap ticket available after 2 days.

A few days ago, hubby received his credit card statement. The air ticket that cost RM1,470.00 which we unsuccessfully booked, had been charged to hubby's credit card!!! After a hard time calling to the center which is charging RM1.95/min, I was told that we were to fax over the statement, or emailed it and wait for refund for ONE OR TWO MONTHS!!!

What kind of policy they are having??? They charged us wrongly and we were to pay the bill and wait for one or two months for refund??? I request to speak to their supervisor for an explanation, and was told that their supervisor was meeting. The officer took my hp number, promised to get someone to call back within one or two hours, but I've never received any calls for the passed 24 hours!!!

AirAsia is nevertheless the cheapest airfare provider, but their customer service is really bad!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Heavy rain

Heavy rain on a Saturday. It's feeling good right now since we are having a heavy downpour in Ipoh. We had it too yesterday. With more rain, the surrounding air seems becoming more friendly.

I've a bad night twisting and turning, hopefully tonight will be a good good night. LOL!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First day of Puasa

To me, Puasa (fasting) is the month leading to Hari Raya Puasa. We could buy delicious Malay food in the evening!

Just in case you are not aware of the meaning of fasting before Hari Raya Puasa, what is Ramadan? I've found some detailed explanation for you:
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual activities from dawn until sunset. Fasting is intended to teach Muslims about patience, humility and spirituality and is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God and to offer more prayer than usual. During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds. As compared to the solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan vary, moving backwards about ten days each year depending on the moon. Muslims believe Ramadan to be the month in which the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.

The most prominent event of this month is fasting. Every day during the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world get up before dawn to eat Sahur or Sehri or Sahari (meaning "something we eat at Sahar"), then they perform the fajr (or Sobh) prayer. They have to stop eating and drinking before the call for prayer starts until the fourth prayer of the day, Maghrib. Muslims break their fast at Maghrib (at sunset) prayer time with a meal called Iftar. Muslims may continue to eat and drink after the sun has set until the next morning's fajr prayer call. Then the process starts again.

Ramadan is a time of reflecting , believing and worshiping God. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam and to avoid obscene and irreligious sights and sounds. Sexual activities during fasting hours are also forbidden. Purity of both thoughts and actions is important. The fast is intended to be an exacting act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a raised awareness of closeness to God.

The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm. It also allows Muslims to practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate; thus encouraging actions of generosity and charity (Zakat).

Muslims should start observing the fasting ritual upon reaching the age of puberty, so long as they are healthy, sane and have no disabilities or illnesses. The elderly, the chronically ill, and the mentally ill are exempt from fasting, although the first two groups must endeavor to feed the poor in place of their missed fasting. People who are travelling long distances do not have to fast. Also exempt are pregnant women, women during the period of their menstruation, and women nursing their newborns. A difference of opinion exists among Islamic scholars as to whether this last group must make up the days they miss at a later date, or feed poor people as a recompense for days missed. While fasting is not considered compulsory in childhood, many children endeavour to complete as many fasts as possible as practice for later life. Lastly, those traveling (musaafir) are exempt, but must make up the days they miss. More specifically, Twelver Shī‘ah define those who travel more than 40 mi (64 km) in a day as exempt.

The elderly or those who suffer from a disability or disease and have no prospect of getting better in the future can pay the cost of Iftar for a person who cannot afford it, or else they can host such a person in their house and have him eat with them after sunset as a way of repaying for the days they could not fast.

A person who is observing Ramadan might break the fast accidentally, due to having forgotten it. In such an instance, one might spit out the food being eaten or cease the forbidden activity, immediately upon remembering the fast. This can usually happen in the early days of Ramadan because that person might have not yet been acclimated into fasting from dawn till dusk.

When Ramadan came to overshadow Ashura in importance, it took on some characteristics of the latter. According to a well-known hadith, the person who observes Ramadan properly will have all their past sins forgiven. According to another, "When Ramadan arrives, Heaven's gates are opened, Hell's gates are closed, Satan is chained up and jinns are also locked up" and thrown into the oceans.

There are exceptions in certain Muslim communities that deny practising fasting in Ramadan such as Alevi people in Turkey.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dinner at Oldtown

Hubby and I went Oldtown to an old reataurant named Hoong Tou for our dinner yesterday night, while my FIL and MIL were not backed from Genting Highland.

Oh, Genting Highland! It has been a long time since I been there - I think more then 10 months! I miss the cold air in Genting Highland. I must make a trip there in the coming months.

Well, this old fashion restaurant still attracts many people and they serve good food. But then, it is a bit more pricey compared to others. The food was served within few mins - real fast!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Our cushion

My FIL and MIL went Genting Highland with some China relatives, so hubby and I were here to take guard of the shop. And since I got nothing better to do, I took out my dslr shoot here and there.

And this is the best I can get.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Dinner at De Mouth

This is the restaurant near our shop, we went there quite often. And yesterday night, while my FIL went Penang with his bro to fetch relatives from China back to Ipoh, we went there for dinner for the location is great - very nearby! And not to deny, the food is delicious! Six dishes for RM100+, the price is reasonable too!

Our little nephew and my MIL!