Be Part Of The nice Crowd!

Always wanted an app that lets you pile on the cute stickers while tagging the pictures with any kind of tags that you want? Here comes nice to the rescue!

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What is nice?
It’s a super popular photo-sharing social app with more than 30 million (30,000 000) users from China alone in 1.5 years. Now the amount of users from Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan are growing fast too. With more than 350 million (350,000 000) photos shared on this app, I’m sure you don’t want to miss out on the fun!

How does it work?

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I used more than 3 stickers to create this ‘galaxy’. What do you think?

Click on the circle button in the middle to upload your picture (it has to be in square format) then tag away, add as many stickers as you want and share it to the world! Back in August, there were Merdeka inspired stickers for you to add to your photos to show your Malaysian spirit.

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Recently, nice collaborated with the Minions movie and created some cute minion stickers for you to add to your heart’s content too! Sometimes, nice collaborates with famous brands such as Adidas and Uniqlo to come up with special stickers and have mini contest for you to win some special nice goodies! Now who doesn’t love prizes? 😉

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What makes it different from other photo-sharing apps is its ability to tag anything on your picture. So you can tag locations, people and up to 5 unique tags such as chocolate, merdeka and etc.

Another unique feature is the Slide feature, where you will get to see pictures from anyone who has similar interests/tags and location with you.  From there you can choose to slide right/press the thumbs up button to like the picture or left/ press the thumbs down button to skip to another picture and leave a comment on the picture by clicking on the ‘Hi!’ Button.

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You can even have a private chat with fellow nice users so that you can get to know each other more and keep in contact!

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So what are you waiting for? Join me on nice! Add me at KyeLinSpot and let’s have a great time sharing our pretty pictures there! 😀

Download nice on your Apple Store and Google Play now and start posting!

One Book That’s Worthy Cause You Get To Save Some Cash!

Have any of you stumbled on the Worthy Book (RM29.90 for 180 vouchers, that’s a pretty good deal!) in bookstores and magazine stands recently? Well I picked up the Food Edition 2 weeks back and ever since then, I have visited 3 different restaurants which has been featured on this voucher booklet. Apparently the vouchers lasted from last year till end of August 2015. So I’m a little late on the Worthy Book bandwagon but hey, at least I still got to enjoy 3 deals featured in the booklet. 🙂

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I had cravings for some German food so I made my way to Brotzeit since I saw they had some vouchers for me to use there. I used the 25% Off On Any Sausage Platter voucher and got the their signature pork sausage platter that came with a generous amount of mashed potatoes and sauerkraut.
But I wished they were more generous about the amount of sausages or make it fatter since you’re serving about 5 pieces only per platter. It was about RM45 before the 25% discount. Nevertheless, the mashed potato and sauerkraut tasted great with the sausages, nothing is more German than having your sausages with sauerkraut. Just pass the voucher as you are making your order so that the waiter will include the platter in the order. Remember to hand it to them as you ask for your bill for them to include the discount.

 

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A few days after I popped my Worthy Book’s voucher cherry, I headed to Sushi Tei to get my Salmon Sashimi fix since I could redeem 1- FREE Salmon Sashimi with orders above RM30. Actually it was 5 thick pieces of Salmon Sashimi but the beau stole 1 piece before I took a picture of it but hey, it does look similar to it’s photo on the voucher. It was yummy so I’m happy I got my fix.
Show the voucher when you’re making orders and pass it to them when you call for your bill. They charged me for the sashimi because they forgotten about the voucher that I have shown them so check your receipt before paying.

 

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Last week, the beau and I made our way to My Burger Lab, OUG so that we can try out some new burgers from them. This 50% OFF on Second Burger voucher was a really helpful since we ordered 1 Yellow Submarine set and 1 Bulbasaur a la carte burger to that got discounted by 50%. Pass the voucher to them as you make your order. The T&C for the voucher did not state we can only use 1 voucher per receipt so we had to ask if we are allowed to use more than 1 voucher.

 

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The Yellow Submarine set. It’s one of the Secret Menu burgers so we had to try it! It has fried chicken, fried egg, mustard and other ingredients that I can’t recall but you can always ask the friendly workers there on what’s available and inside of the burgers. This was delish as the chicken was crispy, juicy on the inside and the egg yolk was oozing out as you bite into it.

 

my burger lab bulbasaur
The Bulbasaur has fried chicken, fried egg, green salsa and a seaweed sauce. I like how the seaweed adds some saltiness while the salsa gives it some tangy taste to balance it out!

I do wish that we’re allowed to use a max of 2 vouchers per transaction so it’ll be more worth it since some vouchers are free add-ons and some are discounts. Hopefully in the oncoming Worthy Books there’ll be more of the hottest dining spots and we can use more than 1 voucher per visit.

Where did I get my Worthy Book?
The FnB Edition and the Shopping Edition is available at all major bookstores (MPH, Popular, Times, Borders, Kinokuniya) and selected myNEWS.com and 7-11 outlets in KL and Selangor.

Website: www.worthybook.my
Facebook: www.facebook.com/worthybook
Instagram: www.instagram.com/worthybook
Twitter: www.twitter.com/worthybook_my
Blog: www.worthybook.blogspot.com
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/WorthyBook

Interning in a magazine

Well, just yesterday the results for my final semester was out and I managed to get a Distinction for International Media Communications, which is a shocker cause I thought I was just passing that subject. I was happy to see everyone’s Facebook status cheering that they passed their degree! I’m relieved that I didn’t fail a subject in my degree that’s for sure and proud that I managed to get a few Distinctions!

Since 1st July, I have been interning in a magazine as part of my working experience which is needed for my final semester. I won’t mention it here in case I could get in trouble for it but it is not as glamorous as everyone assumed. Well, I’m not getting paid for it, that’s one but I am interested in the magazine industry and this magazine was one of my favourites so I guess my interests is more than the pay. I got an offer with another company before this one and they pay interns but the thought of travelling into Kuala Lumpur everyday through the jam, just puts me off. It’s times like these I wish the MRT has completed its construction.

Anyway, my first day was boring but I met 2 more interns so I was glad that I’m not alone. I was staring at the computer screen doing nothing cause I was worried that if I log on to any social media sites, I will be yelled at. But if others could go into theirs so I did it too like a boss. The weird thing is no one briefed us about the rules or the lunchtime or the attire. Basically, you’re on your own. After lunchtime, we finally got work to do. All I had to do was research the Fall/Winter 2013 collection and pick some designs from a number of designers and pass those pictures to the Fashion Stylist. After that, I had to cut paper. Well, at least they didn’t make me go out to get them coffee or something. Then, I had to drive all the way to Bangsar to return some clothes to a boutique.

Most important thing to remember is, never ever tell them you have a car. You’ll be driving all over just to take loans and return loans. Thankfully, you can claim for your petrol and toll. The good thing is you can leave the office early to do your loans and won’t freeze to death under the air condition which I am experiencing now since then.

So what do I do as an intern?
-Cut papers and do some archiving when it’s close to the deadline.
-Drive everywhere for loans.
-Research and write about beauty products.
-Interview people and get them to try out some beauty products. (Met a reader for the hair section of the magazine on Wednesday for a hair makeover.)
-Help with photoshoots.
-Call places and people. (Just last Tuesday, I was calling cafes and restaurants for the entire day.)
-To be continued…

I never appreciated Fridays until I started interning. I hope this can give you a little insight on what to expect if you ever enter into the magazine company for your internship. 🙂

Mataking Island,Sabah

So the beau’s family invited me to join them on a trip to Sabah and I was really shocked and surprised they even invited me because we were still at the early stages. So the beau told me that we were going to stay at Mataking Island for 2 nights then 1 night in Tawau. I was like ‘Mata-what?’. Never heard of it before so did some googling and the pictures were like this.

Hard to believe because no way you can find an island in West Malaysia with a sea this blue.

So I googled for reviews on Trip advisor and such and there were mixed reviews. They said since they transfer clean water from the main land to the island, water must be used sparingly. So I was worried about having no water to bath or to flush in the island.

But I was excited that I am travelling to East Malaysia for the first time and Mataking is close to Sipadan island so it should be as pretty as the pictures on Google.

It was my first time flying with Air Asia too!

 

I don’t like the sandwich cause there was not enough filling and sauce.

So once we got to Tawau, the Reef Dive Resort which is the only resort on Mataking Island has a personal bus that will take you to the jetty in Semporna and they have their own speedboat to bring you to the island.

We didn’t know that the Sulu issue started the minute we got to Mataking. So after we left Mataking, there were police checkpoints everywhere in Tawau then we searched the news online and found out about the Sulu thing.

We didn’t know because Digi didn’t follow me to Mataking so I couldn’t tweet pictures or call or message or even update about the awesomeness.

Semporna’s sea was polluted and yucky but the sea got bluer as the speedboat heads further away and this is what you see once you get to Mataking. Where can you get 3 different shades of blue sea in West Malaysia? Only in East Malaysia!

So beautiful that it literally took my breath away! The boat ride was 45 minutes of bump hitting but it was so worth it! You could practically see fishes and jellyfish in the sea without needing to strain your eyes. I was so excited to jump into the sea already! We had welcome drinks and we were brought to the only restaurant in the island, Simply ‘Enak’ Restaurant for lunch before checking in.

The food was a downer because there wasn’t much variety, mostly Asian cooking and I think it’s because the resort practices marine conservation, you can’t get much seafood to eat. Only prawns and sometimes fish. Some dishes were repetitive, as you stay there longer. Since we were starving, anything was good for us at that time.

After lunch we were shown to our rooms. The staff helped us to carry our luggage to our rooms and was very friendly! We stayed at the King Chalets so beau and I got our own chalet and the rooms were huge!

 

 

Meet Rainbow, my Pillopet! 🙂 My travelling buddy that helps me to sleep better cause he’s so soft….

 

There’s a shower too! For some reason the water drains out really slow. I think that’s how they are trying to save water but even so, this is sort of a 5-star resort, so shouldn’t they already have a good plumbing system? And also a water filter system that will provide clean water instead of getting water from the main land.

During the day when there’s low tide, we can actually walk to Mataking Kecil Island too!

All geared up in my Roxy bikini and ready to walk over! Sadly, we didn’t because no one was there and the staffs were talking in walkie-talkies in every step we take and the resort’s speedboat was also following us so we chickened out. Like what’s with the hush hush operation?

 

Then we found out from one of the staff that Mataking is only 15 minutes away from Philippines so I guess that’s why security is tight on this island. There’s a police shack too. At night, you can see soldiers carrying guns patrolling the island.

On the next day, we rented a boat for RM250 for 4 hours and we went island hopping to Timba-Timba Island, which is one of the small islands which can be found around Mataking Island.

 

This dog who lives on this island was so cute and friendly! She greeted us the moment we arrived on the island and she was guiding us too!

She likes to dip into the ocean too!

 

Her fur was so nice because of the sea water and if we could bring her back we would but too bad she guards the island with the other guards who lives on that island.

Then after walking around a bit on this island, we were brought to 3 different snorkeling sites!

Ok so while I was getting off the boat at one of the snorkeling sites, I was grabbing onto this bar but as I jumped off the boat, I forgotten to let go of the bar so my left fingers were stuck in between them. The pain was bearable but still thank god, beau’s dad noticed my agony and helped to get my fingers out. Thankfully I can still move my fingers but it was bruised really badly.

Beau also so worried but I still can smile for the camera and went to snorkel a bit more.

THE BEST SNORKELING EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD! I even saw a turtle at one of the sites! So many beautiful corals and fishes!

So awesome until I didn’t notice that my face was inches away from a jellyfish too. Thankfully, I didn’t get stung.

Came back to the hotel then we saw this dude here lazing around in the diver’s pool. He was huge and fat! Saw a lot of little ones around the island too. Don’t know what they are but they are one of the island’s inhabitants.

 

I’m more surprised that there are peacocks on the island when there’s so many lizards around the island but they are in a cage so nothing much to worry there.

 

 

We were waiting for the sunset but it was taking ages so I asked the beau to take some silhouette shots!

 

 

There’s a watchtower on the island too and it was a really long climb up but the view on top was beautiful!

 

 

 

Turtle hatchery! Too bad that we came at the wrong season. Turtle season is on October.

 

The Jacuzzi outside of Jamu Spa which is the only spa place on the island. I heard that you can to book it if you wanna use it.

That’s the watchtower!

 

 

The Dive Centre!

 

The bar.

The Simply ‘Enak’ Restaurant.

 

 

Baby Sharks!!!! XD So cute!!!

 

I miss this beautiful place already! I miss the sea and the beach and the fishes and the dog and snorkeling. 🙁

It’s definitely a place that I want to come back to. We stayed in Tawau for a night and beau’s dad’s friend brought us to eat yummy food!

You know those crispy kuey teow noodles with the egg sauce that we get in KL, well this one is Sabah’s version except with thin vermicelli noodles and they fry the egg with the noodles!

OMG THIS WAS SO GOOD! The soup/ sauce was omg so good and I don’t know how they keep the noodles moist even though it is fried together with the egg. This AWESOME noodles is found in Papa’s Kopitiam, Sabah.

Then at night he brought us to eat seafood! Too bad that during that time there was the Sulu incident and most of the shops are closed so we had to eat at an expensive seafood place. But it’s still good! 🙂

I want to go back to Sabah to eat that noodles again though and of course to visit the other islands too!

A piece of Serendah

So a bunch of us planned this trip to Sekeping Serendah as a mini reunion for Xin Ni and our other UTAR buddies since she came back from Kiwiland/New Zealand. We all met up at Hon Yuen’s house which is all the way in Balakong which was so far away.

Pictures from mostly Hon Yuen, Xin Ni(professional cameras) and myself(using my Blackberry).

We were trying to get to Sekeping Serendah using Hon Yuen’s phone GPS and his battery was dying so you can expect how worried we were or maybe it was just me. Hon Yuen drives like a madman too cause his car is a manual car and I was sitting in the middle so I get super scared when he tailgates the cars in front of him. I was yelling at him to drive slowly cause we ain’t rushing. We almost got lost because we ended up at the waterfall instead but luckily we asked someone there for the right directions. It turns out we need to go to this narrow road at a corner and drive on until we reach the private land.

The caretaker greeted us and he was very helpful and he asked us if we want breakfast for tomorrow but we didn’t take that offer cause we have to pay extra and besides, we went grocery shopping at Tesco, Rawang before we headed to Serendah. Bought insect repellant too since we were staying inside a jungle. He told us that he will come set up the barbeque pit for us at 6p.m.

That’s our crib for the night! XD

 

The bridge to our glasshouse.

 

The barbecue pit with outdoor seating area.

 

The small kitchen with a fridge, stove, toaster, sink and a few utensils are provided too which was enough for the 6 of us.

 

The outdoor shower.

 

And toilet.

 

The bedroom upstairs and extra pillows, mattresses, mosquito nets(THE MOST IMPORTANT THING) and blankets were provided since we had 2 extra people. Oddly,there’s a sink too and you can actually lock the stairs too. My Roxy tote makes the picture more real. Hehehe!

 

Played Uno and Playing Cards for a while.

 

Chee Keen and Kai Jun. Those two can go on and on about football and when they do, the rest of us just tune out.

 

Xin Ni luckily told Hon Yuen to bring his tripod along so with the camera’s timer we managed to take a bunch of group shots. 🙂
From the left: Wilson, me, Xin Ni, Chee Keen, Kai Jun and Hon Yuen.

 

Suddenly, we used a tissues as our prop. I was going for the farewell handkerchief pose. Kai Jun just doesn’t wanna pose with the tissue.

 

 

 

Xin Ni and I did most of the prep work and the cooking in the kitchen while the dudes handle the barbecue pit. We forgotten bring butter or oil or salt or pepper so we had to improvise with what we have.

 

Then, I had a lightbulb moment and suggested we used the oil from the Mee Sedap Instant Noodles that we gave from Tesco. So we coated some of the vegetables and put it in the toaster to make something to feed ourselves cause the caretaker was late in helping to set up the pit.

 

Then, we had another lightbulb moment! Xin Ni brought bacon so we fried the bacon on the frying pan which was provided and used the oil from there. Bacon is so useful. XD

 

Boys handling the pit!

 

 

 

It rained 3 times that day. Once in the evening and twice at night, halfway through the cooking at the pit and everyone had to bring all the food inside so that there’s no extra flavouring from the rain.

 

The morning after.
I couldn’t sleep at all cause the guys were making so much noise downstairs. I don’t know how Xin Ni and Hon Yuen can sleep through the noise. It was really cold too and there was bugs but not too many. So I eavesdropped on their man-talk. Mostly about games and why none of them wanted to sleep beside Hon Yuen even when there’s plenty of space.
Xin Ni woke up early to prepare breakfast for us which was the leftover bacon, sausages, bread and instant noodles and she was laughing her butt off when she was those 3 Stooges sleeping together.

 

These 3 slept on the extra mattresses that was provided. They were proud of how they folded the mosquito net so that it doesn’t cave in. -_-lll

 

I became so kiasu over the Scrabble match between Wilson, Chee Keen, Kai Jun and I. I kept getting 2nd and 3rd! Wilson kept winning! Their nickname for me in the game was ‘Kilin the Pink’ and ‘Kilin the Eugene’. -_-lll

 

 

We were doing the Can-Can.

 

Another random pose shot.

 

Well, I had to hold something so the potato that was left overnight on the pit it is!

I really had an awesome time on this trip! It’s time like these where you can really catch up with everyone and you will focus more on preparing good food too. There was no mosquitoes at all. I did not get a single bite when I was there. *touch wood* All of us were so worried about being dinner for the mosquitoes that night but we survived. There were loads of flying insects, moths and what-nots but I don’t think they are harmful.

Read reviews before we came here that the hot water shower does not last so most of us did not use the shower because it was so cold. Wilson used it and he said that the hot water will be there for a few minutes then it will become cold water, then you have to wait a while until the hot water comes back. It was RM540 per night so each of us paid RM90. We had to pay extra RM100 for 2 additional pax.

Will I go back there? Yes! Maybe I’ll try out the other houses in the future when I have the budget. 🙂