Showing posts from March, 2015

Germanwings, Sedition, TMI

The last few weeks, everything on my Facebook feed is related to GST (Goods & Services Tax). More recently, more depressing stories continue to develop revolving around Germanwings, sedition charges and the recent arrest of The Malaysian Insider (TMI) journalists. Another big news in the past week was about Lee Kuan Yew.

You see, my history is not really that good. And I can't understand why everyone is so fascinated about this man, LKY. But I finally did understood a bit more in the last few weeks. It's hard to imagine how a first-world country is like. Confession: I have not been to Singapore in my entire life.

LKY had single-handedly led Singapore from a small port city into a wealthy global hub. Here we have someone who was criticised for his dictatorship yet it may be a huge irony.. but I see so many Singaporeans, educated citizens from all walks of life, who overlooked his leadership style simply because they know that this man loved Singapore.

Okay, I'm not even…

Should I Sell my BB1M Vouchers?

Recently, there was a rather huge debate in a Facebook group. The topic? It was about BB1M vouchers. A particular FB user (I assume an existing student) threaten (this word used very loosely here) that he will report other students are who selling their book vouchers, or trading them for cash.

The trading or selling of BB1M vouchers is not an unusual practice, and in fact many people are doing this since the BB1M scheme was implemented by the government a few years ago. The market price ranges from RM150 to RM200 cash for RM250 BB1M vouchers.

Students have justified their actions of selling/trading their BB1M vouchers for cash by saying that they need cash more than books. However, as my former lecturer had put it wisely: "These book vouchers are people's money.. tax payers' money.. your family, friends who contribute..which soon will be our turn. If you do not need the voucher, don't take it. You would not like to see this kind of abuse done too. Be empathetic. It…

BB1M 2015: Where Should You Use It?

*Last updated April 8, 2015

BB1M season is back but late, late, late this time round!

I've scouted a bit for BB1M promotions and my initial verdict is .. things are not very exciting for BB1M holders this year.

Anyway, I'll come up with the list of places where you can spend your BB1M vouchers like I did in the past two years. Read on below:

1. Popular Book Co (M) Sdn Bhd

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Spend RM250 - get RM50 Popular Gift Vouchers + Popular Card
Spend RM150 - get RM10 Popular Gift Voucher + Popular Card
Spend RM100 - get RM5 Popular Gift Voucher

Remarks: Nothing exciting here. Popular is basically recycling their promotion (even same banner design!) but unfortunately no additional contest this year. But they are having a lot of book sales and accepting BB1M as well. Check out their Facebook for more info.

2. Borders Malaysia

Source: (link)
Promotion: Spend RM150 - get RM10 Borders Gift vouchers + 1 drink from Starbucks Spend RM250 - get RM20 Borders Gift vouchers + free pr…

Food: Restoran Wak Jos Ikan Bakar dan Asam Pedas, Muar

Had the opportunity to come to Restoran Wak Jos Ikan Bakar dan Asam Pedas in Muar last CNY to get fulfill ikan bakar cravings. The place is clean but a lot of cats around. Place is packed from 7pm onwards.

Once you get to the restaurant, there is a small booth outside. Here, you can pick your own ingredients and let them do everything else. Price stated clearly as well.

Food took quite some time to come, which is understandable since they need to BBQ them. No need to worry about smelling like smoke because they actually do all the BBQing in their kitchen, away from customers. Anyway, we ordered satay for appetizer :P

Cockles for RM3 only! In KL, please triple the price for one basket.

This super big plate of Kupang for only RM15! Seriously, you can never enjoy this kind of price in KL.

Fried squid. Two plates of this for about RM40. SUPER CHEAP cause the portion is amazing.

This is a super big ikan pari (string ray) but it's only at RM28! Super good deal again cause it's so big. …

Not Enough People Talking About FSOG OST

Everyone is talking about Fifty Shades of Grey (FSOG) - the movie. And it's banned in Malaysia. But there's no surprise there. I think the surprise is that the OST has surpassed's everyone's expectation. Well, somewhat. I didn't really pay attention to all the hoo-haa about FSOG. I've seen the trailer, yeah. I really like how they remixed Beyonce's Crazy In Love to sound like a really different song. I continued to see promotions by Universal Music Malaysia about the OST but I didn't bother ... until I heard Tanner Patrick's cover for Ellie Goulding's Love Me Like You Do.

Great... the song is still stuck in my head! I haven't been listening to the radio lately but when I did, the song was on radio - a few times! I bet it was on the last few weeks but I only discovered it a few days ago. Lol. I need to keep up with top pop songs again.

Well, I went on to listen to the other OST that I can find on Spotify. I also watched it on Youtube. I li…

Coca-Cola 8 Auspicious Chinese Character Cans (CNY Malaysia 2015)

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ChineseEnglish Malay
Fā 发Wealth Kekayaan Ān 安Peace Keamanan Mǎn Abundance Kelebihan Xǐ 喜Happiness Kebahagiaan Jí 吉Good luck Tuah Shùn A smooth year Kecemerlangan Fú 福 Prosperity Kemakmuran