Thursday, August 28, 2014

4 Reasons Why Food Delivery is AWESOME!

I love the internet, how could you not? It gives me lotsa anwers and solutions to everything and one of the things that I absolutely adore is online shopping. You can order just about anything and have your things delivered right to your doorstep, including a nice hot meal. Don't tell me you don't love to order your stuff online.

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I live in a city where there's always road rage because everyone seems to be rushing somewhere; where time is never enough and all we always hear about is deadline, deadline and deadline. Thanks for food delivery services, instead of just driving out, get stuck in the lunch time jam with the rest of miserable folks just to get your belly filled.

These days, when time can seem so limited during those busy periods, online ordering and food delivery are your answers!

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Most established food businesses are providing online ordering and food delivery services. Just spend a mere 30 seconds and google search the term "FOOD DELIVERY" and you will get what I mean.

Even if the restaurant you have been craving might not provide that service, be sure to check out food delivery service providers such as FoodPanda - the most powerful online tool for food delivery and you might find something more than what you have been expecting.


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To be honest, it can be such a hassle to just drive out and eat; and with so many random expenses especially living in the city such as parking or even petrol since there will always be some unexpected jam on the road; having your food delivered to you sounds like a better idea and definitely more time and cost effective!

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Once in a while, you just want to lie on the couch all day relaxing with your favourite books or movies and you just refuse to leave the home the whole day. We all have lazy moments like these and food delivery always comes in handy. So be sure to bookmark Foodpanda - a reliable food delivery service provider in Malaysia so that you could enjoy weekends lazing on the couch with a full belly. :)



Guess what! I will be giving away 5x RM10 FOODPANDA MALAYSIA CASH VOUCHERS!

How to participate:

  • Suggest a new restaurant that FoodPanda Malaysia should add into their service and why? (In not more than 30 words)

  • The 5 most creative answers will be selected by 5th September 2014.

Oh ya, remember to fill in your email addresses in the form so that I can contact you later.


Time to start planning for your lazy weekends and order food delivery just because... well, sometimes you don't need any reasons to relax your body and soul. ;)

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Don't forget to visit for all your stomach's needs. :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

10 Reasons Why YOU ARE a BOOK NERD.

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In the aftermath of my "Against YA Movement" post, I have suddenly realised that I am actually turning into a book nerd without knowing about it at all. I mean I know love books; I have transitioned from comic books to actual books, real books, non or fictions alike and I am actually very proud of myself for reading so many of them.

So how do I suddenly come upon light to see that I have literally become a book nerd and have a serious case of reading addiction? Here's the 10 Reasons Why:

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I bring my eReader everywhere and I try to sneak in a few pages whenever I have time; even if it's just a few sentences, I gotta read them!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="420"]book-hangover-12 This is exactly me![/caption]

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When I go travelling, the first thing that comes into my mind is "Which awesome book should I bring along this time?". Thanks to my eReader, I usually have tons of them loaded inside, the only difficult thing is to decide on which one to read.


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I have book hangovers so frequently. You know, like after you finish reading an awesome book and then you just can't get the hang of the reality because your mind is still living in the world of the story. It's a struggle every book addict has to go through trying to connect with reality especially after finishing an amazing story.


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My perfect weekend consists of books and my favourite couch and probably some food, preferably to be edible without me needing to get away from my stories for too long.


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When I hang out, all I want to talk about is the current book I am reading and discuss about the characters' lives and developments like they are my friends.


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I find it extremely hard to concentrate and connect with reality or conversations when I hang out with real people because my mind is constantly thinking what's going to happen in the next page of the book I am reading.

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If you make any attempts to talk to me when I have my eReader in my hand, you really deserve my fist in your face because reading is a serious business in my life yo!


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I feel so sorry for people who think that those movies adapted from books are good because they haven't read the novels yet, which is always way better. Ha! So shallow.


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I am more easily moved to tears, rage or happiness by books than the reality.


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Life in the books always seems better than reality; the real world can't contain my over productive imagination any more, period.

So are you as much as a book nerd as me? :)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Travel 2014: Diving in Sipadan Island, Malaysia

Diving in Sabah is such an incredible experience.

The next day was an early rise for all of us, we couldn't contain our excitement, especially me. It was my first time to dive in East Malaysia and in Sipadan nonetheless! And I couldn't wait to marvel in all the mysterious beauty that this beautiful island could offer. My two travel buddies had been diving here for a few times and both of them had been telling me how pretty this place was. The buzzy feeling inside me was rolling crazily.

Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia and it means that the island has no foundation, it's literally a floating island with a deep drop of 600M until you reach the seabed (it's freaking deep!). As a result, you will see a very nice scene of two beautiful blue hues on the beach colliding with each other; one minute you are walking on a sandy beach and another minute you will be floating on the sea with a depth of 600M below you.


By the way, I heard from the locals that this island might be disappearing thanks to the rise of sea level, global warming and everything to do with the pollution. It is sinking itself and the land area is getting smaller. Our government has practiced some strict protection for this island, you need to get special permit to land, dive or even cruising around the area. They only allow 120 divers per day so if you are planning to dive here, plan and make your reservation with those dive centres early and make sure that they do have permits to dive in Sipadan.

There are many things that I would want to talk about diving in Sipadan, like it was so freaking beautiful and the deep blue, endless ocean below cast a certain mysterious shadow over your dives and made everything underwater seemed so magical and so wondrous.

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I talked about how diving is like entering into another alien world and diving here was more than just entering into another alien world; it's more like passing into a paradise of another dimension and instead of consisting sunny days, sandy beaches and everything nice, this place had a deep blue hue, lotsa fishes - big and small and tons of thriving corals along the island walls.

Once or twice when the sun managed to shine through and you could see the underwater world transformed from the mythical blue to a sea of full of shimmering colorful lives with ocean creatures breezing around the magnificent scales of coral walls. Surrounded by these transcendent terrain, I couldn't help feeling like I had invaded something so special and it made me feel so tiny, so humble, so inspiring and so calm all at the same time.

The underwater world was so breathtaking; no cameras and no photos could ever capture its grandeur.

We also visited and dived other beautiful islands. The dive spots were mesmerizing, though I must say that nothing around there could beat Sipadan, like duh!

I am storytelling too much. So I am gonna just let the photos take over my writing now.

We were spellbinded by these fascinating places that we couldn't be bothered with photos. Well, we did take some, just not a lot. So enjoy!

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="630"]MiniRed_Sipadan2014 (15) Sipadan Island and all its glory.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="630"]MiniRed_Sipadan2014 (10) So excited to be here.[/caption]

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="630"]MiniRed_Sipadan2014 (2) Taken from 30M below.[/caption]

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="630"]MiniRed_Sipadan2014 (11) Beautiful corals everywhere![/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="630"]MiniRed_Sipadan2014 (16) Such a good trip.[/caption]

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There have been spotting of hammerhead sharks and rays in a large group around Sipadan dive spots so if you are extremely lucky and experienced to be diving deep into the oceans with strong currents, you might be able to witness these majestic animals.

We didn't have such luck and we were pretty much still inexperienced so our dive masters were careful not to bring us to crazy places. Oh ya, the currents were strong and kinda cold too so if you are afraid of cold be sure to wear a full suit. At one point, the current suddenly got so strong that all of us had to hold onto stones/corals and I thought it would never end, well luckily it did if not I wouldn't be here telling you all about it.

Also, I suggest that you start exercising regularly two - three months before your dive here if you are not athletic because having that extra leg strength and stamina will help. This is also another friendly reminder, keep your hands to yourself while you are under the water. Corals take too long to grow and too fast to die, besides, there are stone fishes, the most poisonous fish on Earth who is also a master of disguise, you won't want to accidentally touch them so DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING AT ALL (unless there's strong current but you should really follow your dive master's instructions).

A midst the securities issues and kidnapping cases, I think I would still want to visit Semporna and dive in Sipadan again in the future. I am sure now that I have left my heart there.

Check out my entire itinerary in the next post! Stay tuned!

You could also check out my post on
1. Travel 2014: Semporna, Sabah.

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