Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Watch My Nikon Story above, which hits over 10,000 Likes in Facebook.
 
Special Thanks to Nikon Malaysia, Kae Jih Jewellers and rest of the Nikon Crews for the making of 'My Nikon Story'. This Video means a lot to me as it features what I love most--Gemstones&Travel, which reminds me of how lucky I am to be living not only for passion alone, but truly unique life of my dreams.
 

Gemologist

After so many years aspiring to be a gemologist, eventually, I've made it.

I'm glad to be blessed with the gift of perseverence, yet the road ahead is still long and unpredictable. Especially in Malaysia, when you realized what people know about Gems is only Diamond. I guess it's good to be a pioneer in this industry, though unpredictable, I would like to take it as lesser competition and yeah, I'll take the chances.

Follow me in Facebook if you wanna know more about Gems, or me, or Both ;)




Friday, January 20, 2012

Aussie!

After 4 months of travelling across the massive land of Down Under, I think it's time I tell a lil bit story. I'll not be writing every single shit or things I see, instead I'll pick the best out of the best in every state & Territory.


Best of Tassie: Curringa Farm, Hamilton

So, stay tuned to my Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Aus, Western Aus, Northern Territory and Tassie travel Reviews on the best pick of each state. Or better still, lookout for 12fly iPad travel mag which is free for downloads from the iTunes AppStore.

Friday, December 30, 2011

The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes

Even if you dont have the time to watch this.. which you don't need to, just load and listen to this amazing speech by a 13-year old girl. Shouldn't you feel ashame if you're the one who always complain about how unfortunate you are compared to others, while it only proves you're being ignorant of the social issues all the while..

Spread your love, and you'll spread joy to the world.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Temporary study life

Went over to Singapore for the past few weeks for my Laboratory classes. Im a student back at school *hooray* :p

The whole Singapore is concrete, Im not sure how long I can survive if I were to work there, it's really no easy job to survive in Singapore considering Im a girl from Penang, a wonderland with no less of nature, mountains&seas, city and night life. What else have I left? ahh, yes, family and friends :3
This is my classmate, Audrey, a Psychologist who's been very helpful & friendly. She's attending the Gemology lab classes to add more knowledge to her hobby. 

Marina Bay Sands and its surrounding night views, Raffles Place.


Typical Changi Airport Plane Queues. If you cant see clearly, it's 8-10 planes in a row. It's time for you guys to build another runway Dear Changi. It's not gonna work if you still don't do anything. What makes things worse is that take-off and landing take place at the same Runway too!
So, it's expected that your plane will always need to hover in the sky for 20 minutes before you are landed and also queueing up for 20 minutes waited to be taken off. *rage*

It's been months Ive not stayed at home for more than couple of days. I'll be off to Aussie again tomorrow. Hope Ill meet nicer people this time.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Overcoming You

I thought Im smart and rational in relationship, in fact im js as absurd as any other dork who's helplessly in love. I thought Ive moved on since then, until I found out that I'm still checking on ur facebook so often, or even visit your blog which you've stopped updating since a year ago. Nothin fancy bout your obsolete blog, just in need to savour those sweet memories that we shared years ago rushing back into my heart. Of course, those last few posts you wrote were filled with sorrow, and damn!... I felt it too, even until now.... it got my eyes teary, everytime.

I tried so long trying to get you out of my life, I failed. Guess the only way is to stop keeping in touch. Don't get me wrong though, I dont hate you, but u gotta let me move on & allow me to forget all our memories which is still fresh in my mind.

Monday, June 27, 2011

12fly host

Yes I have bcome a travel host just out of a sudden. The travellings have been incessant, as I can read in the upcoming work schedule will be OZ, NZ, Thai, Vietnam, Mauritius, Korea and etc...
I would say I'm progressing fast and I'm trying my best to work with the team to come out with the addictive type of iPad magazine :)

Anyway the 1st issue of 12fly iPad Mag app will be released early July, I hope all iPad/ iPhone users, yes im talking bout YOU... to DOWNLOAD this 12fly mag app so you could read this uber interactive and smashingly cool magazine, it's our country's 1st world -class iPad Travel mag!



Docking at Phuket in Star Cruise




Wind Village, Korea

Mt Sorak



the whole team is working really hard and Im not excluded. I have to travel quite often, I mean extremely often and at the same time work on the blogs at 12fly.com.my and also an editor for the iPad mag. Yet I have to pursue my PT studies for Gemmology... Life is a bitch isn't it?



thanks for your greatest support my peeps ;)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Away to my 1st ever travel-hosting job


Suddenly it just popped out from nowhere, without any expectation...
and yeap I got the job!!! :D



Thank God, thanks Jackie, thanks Eric and thanks to everyone else who support me in taking up the job. I'll be flying off to Korea for my 1st destination, hooray!~

P/s: thanks daddy for trusting me in this! I promise I'll take good care :)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sipadan Vacations

Sipadan Vacations
Dreaming of a perfect getaway? clear blue sky, aqua blue sea with gigantic corals& colorful fishes, white sandy beach plus cooling sea breeeze? Oh wait, stop dreaming, you dont think you can afford such a heavenly trip, it might poke a hole in your pocket? Come On, which dumbass planted those thoughts in your mind? Let me dispel that notion right here and right now!!
Contrary to popular belief that it's expensive to travel to the East Coast of Malaysia, you only need around Rm500+ and I promise you can make it to Pulau Mabul, Kapalai or even Sipadan which are located in the Celebes Sea in Southern Sabah, a place which has it all!
Just recently, Allister, a friend of mine who's a professional Diver has set up an awesome page, which is clearly as awesome as him, specially to provide information on the world reknowned islands, PADI diving courses details, how to get there and all sorts of other lodgings info. It will surely ease your research if you are planning on your perfect getaway ;)
Just log on to Sipadan Vacations to retrieve all the info you need. On the other hand, Im honored to be selected as one of the the site's contributors or bloggers or members or representatives, uhhm..whatever you name it. This is where you can find out on why a Penangite like me ended up promoting Sipadan. It's just simply amazing *winks*
God, I can't wait to dive Sipadan!!!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Finally I've set my feet on the ground of Vietnam, the place reek of history, culture of its kind, and a country with its own tales to tell. Looking back at the bygone days of the country, Vietnam had been thru quite complicated days, heart rending it may seem, but at least now its developing & moving towards modernization.
It only took 2 hours+ to travel from KL to Ho Chi Minh City, but due to the bad weather I spent another extra half an hour hovering in the sky of Saigon before the plane was able to land. The trip was 4D3N, mostly spent in the city's District 1 and I would certtainly say that it's quite an interesting experience! Usually having cultural shock doesn't sound so favorable, but I put an 'exception' clause to the Saigon trip:
1. Being on the road is always like a thrilling roller coaster ride.
2. Traffic is Chaotic and in TOTAL mess. Motorcycles are just uncountable and road users seem to neglect the importance of traffic lights & most basic safety rules.
3. Yet, Drivers are fearless.
4. CHEAP BEERS!
Aahh~~ how i miss those thrilling moments on the road. It's just the whims& fancies of vietnam that we gotta accustomed to.


arriving destination


Contemporary Tan Son Nhat's International Airport
A shot of Saigon city District 1

Don't you just love 'em cables?
as Complicated as me! :D

This was our 1st vietnamese meal which we never thought to be also, the last throughout the whole trip. Maybe the lesson that we got, was Never, ever, act like a smartass in ordering loadsa unknown stuffs, which you dont even know how to eat it the correct way, nor be sure of putting some of the unknwon items into mouth.
we then had vietnamese-food-phobia throughout the whole trip.
But undeniably this beef was tender, juicy, and mouth watering!

1st time drinking lime soda, it's complicated...

General Post Office


That's Uncle Ho Chi Minh

And this is the Saigon's Notre Dame Cathedral
shot combining the Statue of Mary to the church in the background

outside one of the Chinese Restaurants

Beautiful French influenced buildings: Opera House

Many other buildings here were built with a touch of french style, no wonder people here are exceptionally romantic! couples on the street, sipping coffee on the sidewalk taverns and cafes, it's just a lovely realxed scene!




One distinctive story of Vietnam, is the Vietnam War during the 1960s to 1970s. This war lasted for 17 years+, when US initiated the war based on some reasons of eliminating Communists in Indochina. My question is, why was that even US's fucking problem? It was estimated that 3 millions Vietnamese died, of which 2 millions were innocent citizens. Not counting in those who were missing, injured, handicapped/ lives taken by the Agent Orange. Of course, there were many of the US soldiers who weren't willing to sustain the war, and the consequences for the heroes were either being imprisoned, or perhaps death. Vietnam, like any other indochina countries is always a place that touches me deeply, the war and atrocities somehow gave me a unique love for the people and country.

War Remnants Museum




My full homage to Sawada, a Japanese photographer with United press International who received the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Photography for his combat photography of the Vietnam War during 1965.

It's just like watching movie, soldiers with their sweetheart's picture always with them during war. It gave them strength to move forward to battle in the field, in hope of one day they could see their loved one again.

Another Interesting site, The Tunnels of Cu Chi, where the Viet Cong built during Vietnam War. The tunnels created a unique method of warfare, A Viet Cong could get out of a tunnel fire and then disappear back into the tunnel. They literally slept, cooked, shit, hid & etc in this tunnel. What amazed me is the air ventilation of the tunnel.


Yeap, I think I'm a soldier after this trip :p



In fact, even until today there are still many countries which are still facing the atrocities of wars, famine, or cruel dictatorship. This is a journey worth a million bucks, so much meaning and so many different kinds of people I've seen. I'll be back again for Vietnam.
Visit's Rating: 7.5/10

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The World's largest Dump: North Pacific's Garbage Patch

Wonder what is it made of and where is that Garbae Patch? How it formed? Since when or even how huge is the garbage patch?
The size of the Trash Vortex in the Pacific extends over a very wide area, it is estimated to be the size of Texas state, or some say the whole of France, until now nobody can be sure of the exact size, but certainly and logically speaking, it's growing. Besides, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reports that 70% of marine litter sinks. So who knows what is also building up on the ocean floor? The trash are mostly made up of plastics and other non-biodegradable items such as fishing nets, plastic bags, bottles, cans, clothings, which had been staying there for years or decades.
How it's formed?How trash makes its way to the garbage patch is pretty straightforward. When a junk gets blown off the beach, it gets caught in the ocean current, which makes its way down the coast toward Central Pacific ocean. The currents are located somewhere in between of Japan, Asia, US and Mexico, these are the currents that make up the North Pacific Gyre. And you've heard of the Pacific Gyre, where it's rotational pattern draws in waste material from across the North Pacific Ocean. Now, we'll do some calculation, multiply that one aforementioned junk by billions of plastic items over years—actually about 70 years, starting after World War II, when plastic were invented and put to mass production(Around 100 million tonnes of plastic are produced each year and 10% of it goes to the ocean). No wonder the trash vortex can be as huge as France from bird's eye view.. don't forget that it's just 30% that we could see, remaining of the refuse sink!
man made tragedy

castaway fishnets snare sea turtles, dolphins, and other animals, Sea creatures and birds mistake trash for food, eat it, and some die; jellyfish get sick; junk washes back to shore.

So now, some of you might think that it's really not your problem or sort? Most people have no clue about their effect on ocean life and eventually back to themselve because they can’t see it. We rely heavily on seafood for protein source, at least 20% of our daily food is from sea. So when the food is polluted, so are we. Heard of many friends of yours allergic to seafood? That's the main cause.
Again, awareness and education are the keys to ocean preservation as well as tackling other environmental issues. If majority of us are still unaware and continue polluting, nobody can ever imagine how dire the consequences would be.
Be a responsible earthling, raise awareness to the world as much as you can.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Unemployed Chocolate Banana Cake

One of those activities I get myself involved during unemployed days.

I know I know, the overflowing chocolate sauce, it's making your saliva drooling, I can see it from far. You can DIY too, just blend whipping cream, tbl-spoon of unsalted butter and 50grams of semi-sweet dark chocolate.
If you feel like baking a similar one, just PM me for the recipe ;)



Currently life is good, leading a healthier and balanced lifestyle of more exercise like jogging& swimming, loads more studying which I reckon I'm doing fine so far, more hanging out with friends & family and of course trying to cut down on beers, instead switching to wines.

more updates on travelling soon ;)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Gemologist on the rise




It's been my ambition to be a gemologist all along. working hard to collect enough dough for the education and stuffs and I'm almost hitting my target soon :3
Anyway, a lot of people has no idea what or who is a Gemologist. Gemology is the science dealing with natural and artificial gems and gemstones. It is considered a geoscience and a branch of mineralogy. So Gemologist is a gemstones professional who identifies and evaluates gems.


Ive Started the Diamond Essential Distance learning provided by Gemological Institute of America (Famously known as GIA) not long ago and am expecting to take up the Diamond gradings as well as the Colored Stones gradings very soon! This feeling is awesome, Im not quite sure how to put it into words but imagining myself able to invovle in something I love, and excel someday gives me the strength to keep on improving myself.

God Bless

Friday, July 23, 2010

Post World Cup

And yeaaap! Spain, once again won the Champion's title, but it's their first Championship in World Cup!.. luckily it's js a month's thingy or else i'll be a real zombie in no time.

Been to Langkawi in between the WC period but I dont think there's anything worth to share. I'll share if I find myself too idle, some day..some time.. However I hav a new inspiration after been to Langkawi, funny it might sound but found myself quite amused with wine knowledge whether is it the wine making or wine tasting. Will I get to know any Sommelier so to get myself some xtra yummy knowledge? hope so :)

Anyway, am going to work in KL for the next few weeks as people need help with VISA applications to UK by Sept. Wish me luck for less troubles& more blessings.

Miss my family :'(

Monday, June 21, 2010

EspaƱa: Introducing David Villa


This is David Villa from the Spain's National Football team, number 7 striker. Play alongside with Fernando Torres, whom makes a perfect partner to Villa as we could see when they won the Euro Cup 2008. Of course it's all bout the team effort from all the players like Iniesta, Fabregas, Xavi Hernandez, Sergio, Navas just to name a few.
Good luck to them in the upcoming World Cup 2010 matches!
my Jersey is on :D