Friday, 13 March 2015

Double Rings

I have taken to wearing rings lately. Strange that I am a no-frills girl and don't like wearing accessories but I guess I have gotten use to it around my finger. I don't like thin rings, though. They are too fine and not prominent.

I do like chunky and colorful ones such as these masonic rings. I remember during school days, some of the male students spotted rite rings or shrine rings. It was like being a member of a fraternal organization, brotherhood kind of position. 

But being a girl, and not in any organisation, I don’t think it’s appropriate to wear mason rings, eh? Hehe!

Shopping For Warm Clothing

This month has been rather challenging for me, expenses wise. I have a trip to Beijing pending and since according to weather forecast, it is still cold there, I have been shopping for warm clothing, which we don't wear in tropical Malaysia. 

And so, I have spent the past week checking out the different shops, which are, disappointingly, rather limited. 

Still, I have gotten what I think I need and if I do need more, I believe I can easily get these apparel in Beijing, and maybe they will be cheaper to. 

It is going to be an experience to look forward to since I have never been to China before!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Planning The Greatest Party of the Year

Guess what? I have been tasked to plan the birthday of our mom this April. Actually, I have known that this year is my turn but I have procrastinated and now that we are steamrolling into March, I am beginning to panic! 

I have roped in a couple of friends for their great party planning tips. No doubt, I am not inexperienced when it comes to party planning but this is huge, and I have to give it my best shot! Mom will be 70, and what a milestone it is. 

Tell me, how can I not be as detailed as possible in planning the party? We are inviting everyone from both sides of the family. That's going to be a riot, I can tell! 

Anyway, according to my friend, I am to decide on a theme first. Shall I decide it myself or consult with my siblings? HHmmm And what about our budget? And the menu? Who is preparing what? I am an awful cook and will try my best to worm myself out from this responsibility, me thinks. 

And the party favors! Never forget that. I have always enjoyed receiving them at parties, and now is my chance to give away memorable favors that guests would love to receive and keep. Yes, that's going to be a keepsake.

Devaluing Maybank TreatPoints w.e.f. 1st May, 2015

Not sure how many of us Maybank customers are aware of this change. According to my friend, the current value of Maybank TreatPoints is RM1 = 250 points. It will be devalued to RM1 = 400 points. 

The pissy thing is that it was supposed to happen on 1st March, 2015, which was why I redeemed all my points this morning. And then I found out that it's only going to happen on 1st May, 2015 as the exercise has been postponed. 

 Really, we will never win in this game. The fine print is not only fine, the announcement is hidden somewhere within the website of Maybank2U.

And if we don't make the redemption soon, then maybe they will run out of stock. So damn pissed off!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Meeting Up

I am excited that I am finally meeting up again with my special someone. It has been, how long, seven months? Way too long, if you asked, but then, such is life. 

Every time we meet, we exchange a small gift as remembrance. It could be something childish, something useful, and not necessarily expensive. 

Because we meet so irregularly, each gift, no matter how small is very precious. At least, they are to me! 

This time, it is not difficult to think of what to get him. He has a great love for pinaud. That makes my "job" so much easier, right? 

As for what he's getting me, I already know since he bought it a couple of months ago when he was in China. Can't wait to bring them home!

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Transaction Alert

My friend was very angry, and totally suspicious when he had to cancel his credit card issued by a local bank after he received an SMS alert for a transaction he did not make.

After cancelling the card, and then receiving a new replacement card, again he received an SMS alert of a transaction, when he didn't even have a chance to use it at all yet. 

Now, I am not going to mention which local bank issued this card but it is mighty alarming to me. What are the chances of the information being leaked out within the bank itself, since it has yet to be used? 

What do you think?

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Countdown Beach Party

I have just been assigned to organise a beach party at an East Coast hotel. I was a guest there for 3D/2N recently and when they found out that as a blogger, I have a fan base, they want me to handle the countdown beach party. 

Well, I have to say I have no experience in organising beach parties or any party for that matter, but the management has promised to allocate staff members for my little project. 

Right now, I have listed down a few items that I have to get, such as laser lights that I intend to buy now, if possible, amplifiers, food orders and even gifts.

Now, the question is, should I charge a small admission fee to cover the cost that I have incurred? What do you think?

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Pope Francis' White Skull Cap Sold For €89,050

Pope Francis' white skull cap was sold for €89,050 last week on eBay, all in the name of charity. 

The cap, authentically belonged to the Pope as the moment that he exchanged it with a TV programme presenter was caught on video. 

The Pope was on his rounds passing through his audience at the Vatican. The presenter of "Le lene" seized that moment to offer him a new white zucchetto cap. 

The monies raised was for humanitarian work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

eBay UK Celebrated Its 15th Birthday in Aug

As the original founded in California by Pierre Omidyar in 1995 celebrates its 19th birthday, the UK version marked its 15th some ten days ago. 

This means that it took eBay almost exactly four years to expand from the United States to the United Kingdom. By then eBay USA had already started charging a fee for insertion. 

And since the early days until today, 19 million Brits visit eBay UK every month, more than a third of the country's population. 

I can't remember when eBay Malaysia was established but I believe it has been 10 years, plus minus. Wow, that's a long time ago!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Magnetic Therapy

I have not been well recently, and my cough alone took over a month to go away. My friend had a look at my palm, and told me that my health is weak. As though I do not know that? 

Another friend recommended that I wear a magnetic bracelet to improve my health, especially for problems that occur on my hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, where the magnetic bracelet is worn. 

I have heard of magnetic bracelets a long time ago, and some friends are using these bracelets as well, and have found their magnetic bracelets effective. 

Back then, I was young and did not suffer from as many ailments as I do currently. At my age now, I am beginning to appreciate things that can improve our well-being.

Friday, 15 August 2014

eBay Fee Hike For Sellers

It's going to be more costly to sell on eBay, beginning today. This coming just a couple of days after a massive internet outage which saw eBay going down and inaccessible on Tuesday, the tenth time it has happened for the site this year, this fee hike is not going down well with sellers of the marketplace. 

Although some will see their cost lower by a slight margin, sellers who use the site for auctions for 3-10 day "Buy It Now" listings will see a bigger impact. 

Moreover, from being charged 95p for the "Gallery Plus" feature of the website, it is now £2.50, a marked increase. 

Adding the "Buy It Now" option will now cost a flat rate of 50p, when it was previously charged at varying costs, with the maximum at 50p. 

Adding a subtitle will now cost £1 when it was merely 35p previously.

And these are just a few examples of the hike in fee faced by sellers on eBay!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Music Festival

It's been almost two months since I returned from my European vacation and I still seriously miss the good times there! It was an eye-opening experience and since it was summer, there were plenty of parties and carnivals to visit! I loved every minute of my time there, and really was reluctant to get on board the plane to fly home. 

I was discussing with a friend about the many music festivals in Europe and we were thinking if we could pull off something similar. I know that he is a regular shopper at musician's friend and he is very knowledgeable about music and the creation of it.

As for me, I have some connections, which I may be able to pull. The thing I am concerned about is if we will have public support. What do you think?

Monday, 14 July 2014

Italian Village For Sale

An Italian village has been put up for sale on eBay, at a Buy It Now price of only $333,057. The new owner, however, will have to restore the village's stone houses, and that could come up to quite a bit. 

But truth be told, if I have the moolah, I wouldn't mind buying a village like this, or an island, even if it means pouring in more money to restore it. 

I had always wanted a small piece of land to call my own, anyway. My own Queendom, so to speak!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The Weak Ringgit

Having spent 9 days in Europe, specifically in Holland, I was so conscious of the weak Ringgit. I wouldn't say that things are expensive in when prices are quoted in Euro, because they actually aren't that pricey, but I surely felt the pinch each time I converted Euro to Ringgit, multiplying by almost 4.5 times! 

It wouldn't be so bad if I was earning Euro and spending Euro, but I was only earning Ringgit, and not that regularly, so the difference was really noticeable! It would be worse if I was in England!

My friend, who is currently travelling Europe with her young son also felt the huge gap between Ringgit and Euro. Wouldn't it be great if our currency is at par with Euro or even British Pounds? Well, if not, USD and AUD would also do!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Potluck Party

I am currently on vacation in Holland with some friends. While I am putting up at a hotel, a group of other friends have rented an apartment for two weeks. That's cheaper, but because I don't have a car, I opted to stay in a city hotel for convenience. 

My friends are planning to throw a party at the apartment and I am invited. We all have to chip in to set up the party, plus bring along food and drinks. Since we are all foreigners, we are going potluck. 

I have already found a tablecloth for the party, but am still figuring out what food to contribute. I guess, first, I have to see what the others are bringing.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Just A Thought About Credit Cards

I recently made a purchase of airline tickets with my credit card. I bought it one month before my flight date. One condition of my flight ticket is that I have to show my credit card and flight ticket before boarding the plane. 

It doesn't make sense to me because I have already paid for the ticket, so why do I still need to show my credit card? And what if in that one month, there is a discrepancy to my card and I have to replace it??

What happens, then? Argh!