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10 Years

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The first entry in this blog was written exactly 10 years ago today, on 7 June 2007. You probably can't see it now because I've unpublished half of the entries on this blog into drafts.



In 2007, blogging was a fad that was fast spreading teens and young adults. Blogging was the "in-thing". I was already blogging on MSN's Windows Live Spaces when I was 13. There were many mundane, silly entries about... feelings and life as a teen who was discovering her own identity. 
I don't remember how I got to know about Google's Blogspot but the 14-year-old me decided to simply start afresh and dump the blog on Windows Live Spaces and started blogging here. I think it was some time before or after the 2007 YPF Camp that I decided to do so. I think so. 
I chose the url 'xtremezx.blogspot.com'. HAHA. Yes, so silly. 
Back then, I can't spell to save my life and I didn't care that I wrote who as 'hu' and disappointed with two 's'.
A few y…

Goodbye, Tora Aman. You'l Be Missed

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I made an impromptu trip to Puchong yesterday as I silently bid goodbye to Tora Aman, as the local publishing company shut downs for good, soon.

Scalpers and fans alike have already rushed there earlier to get their hands on the comics from RM2, which is really dirt cheap as the comics are in pretty good condition (most of it).

It was packed but it's still easy to see who the publisher appeals to - one glance and you'll notice that the people here are mostly in their 20s and 30s.



You see, I grew up reading Detektif Conan comics. Those days, the comics were easily available but as a little kid, it was a luxury so every book was like a treasure. Today, the comics are treasures too as Tora Aman will cease to exist and nobody knows if there will be another publisher like Tora Aman that bring our favourite mangas here.

Like many businesses that have suffered since 2014, the introduction of GST has ultimately killed another player in the cruel publishing industry.

Even at the last m…

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) - Review And First Impressions

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About 1 month ago I made the jump and got myself the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) for RM299 (excluding GST) by getting the Maxis One Club RM158 plan. Sold my previous phone (the Redmi 2 Enhanced, so I didn't have fork out a lot of money for the device).

I was a proud owner of the Samsung Galaxy S2, which took the world by storm, so it's nice to be a Samsung user again.

RRP is set at RM1,899 by Samsung Malaysia. Sadly at that price, this phone is parked under the 'midrange category'. With flagship price going higher and higher, this is no surprise actually.

Early reviews by critics gave the latest Galaxy A7 considerably good ratings as the A7 has gotten many great features from the big brother Galaxy S7, which is the flagship of the Galaxy S series.

What I love: 

1. Smart View - This is an exceptionally great feature as this means that I no longer need to use another app to cast a content from my phone to the smart TV. Everything is mirror-image, which makes viewing videos o…

Food: Sushiya, Plaza Mont Kiara

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I actually went to Sushiya some time back in December and I've finally decided to sit and write something about it - two months later.

Forgive me. But since this is still a fairly new place I decided to blog about it although I didn't intend to in the first place. That is why you'll find very little photos in this post, which is a real shame for a food entry.


If that bowl above looks familiar, it's because Sushiya is the sister branch of the highly rated Ichiro Sushi Bar at Isetan 1Utama. Sushiya opened its doors not too long ago and when I was there it was fairly empty. There should be more people now since many would prefer to come here instead of queuing at Ichiro.

The first thing that stood out was of course the space! If you've been to Ichiro, the place is awfully narrow and small. Actually the table here are quite small too, and we did struggle a little bit to arrange the food we ordered so that there's enough space for everyone.

But this place is huge, a…

2016 Wrap Up

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2016. The year many people loathe. Let's not talk about all the sad stuff that happened this year (I choose not to this time around) but let's focus on happy things :D

It dawned on me that this blog is turning 10 years old in June next year, and my, this blog is still one of the things I take pride in although I know I have not been consistent in blogging anymore for the last few years.

As I'm typing this down, I'm slightly down with fever (and that kinda sucks since I've been healthy most of the year) but let me just try to pen down some thoughts I have planned for this blogpost since... October (yes, I actually created a draft almost two months ago).

In no particular order:

This year, I attended my first concert! I've been to several other concerts but none by an international band. Simple Plan. Nostalgic. I'm not the biggest SP fan but I have repeated their songs enough during high school to know most of the lyrics. lol.



I paid RM900 to attend my own con…

First Look At The Box Of Joy From Lazada Malaysia

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Courtesy of Lazada Malaysia and its partners, I managed to get my hands on the 'Box Of Joy' which is a special initiative in conjunction of Online Revolution, the 'Biggest Sale in Southeast Asia'.



Aside from the Ola-Bola Bag and the Tefal Manual Chopper, here's what inside the Box Of Joy:

- Nescafe White Coffee (Pandan)
- Foodpanda Voucher
- Nestle Just Milk (Full Cream Milk)
- Lazada RM11 Voucher
- Nestle Cerelac
- MamyPoko Gentle Baby Wipes
- Nestle Lactokid Pouch And Pens
- L'oreal Mythic Oil
- L'oreal Dual Styler Packs
- Maggi Royale Tom Yam

If you didn't know, Lazada gave out this Box Of Joy in conjunction with the Online Revolution sale. The tagline is cool, "Find Joy In Every Parcel" and I have to admit that I love receiving and opening parcels.

Anyway, as you can see the contents of the Box Of Joy are all lifestyle items, available on Lazada.

Just a few days ago, on 11 November, Lazada had a huge sale. If you've missed out, fret n…

Venture Electronics (VE) Monk Plus - The "RM20 Earphones"

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Venture Electronics (VE) Monk Plus comes in the most dodgy packaging ever but I reckon it's one of the best things I've ever bought in my life.

I've bought a couple of headphones and earphones over the last few years but I only use one consistently for the last two years. It was a Sony earphones (I don't even remember which model cause I randomly bought it from Harvey Norman) that cost me about RM30. I've been using that almost every night since I use it to sleep and finally one of the earbud died one me.


Awhile ago I read an article on Lowyat about this "RM20 earphones" and the good reviews about it. It was a no-brainer to get this, I thought... because after a quick 30-minutes search on Google and YouTube, somehow I'm convinced. (I'm not the gullible type k, I usually take more time to research :p)

The problem is I have to buy it online and I was kind of lazy to wait for the shipping from overseas so eventually I paid about RM34 to get it from …