A couple days ago I went on a cashless shopping spree during lunch time at around KLCC, here’s what I did and how I did it.
To start off, it was lunch time, so I went to one of my favorite Japanese restaurants with great lunch sets – Ozeki Tokyo Cuisine at Menara TA. For the special set, you get to choose two main ingredients from the list of eight. My set of sashimi (five types) and unagi comes with Japanese rice, salad, tofu, miso soup, a small appetizer, and fruits. With tax, it came to RM 40.60.
That was the first swipe.
After lunch I went to Isetan KLCC looking to get something as office snacks.
Well, there are many fans of Hello Kitty, but obviously these people has never heard of Hello Panda, for not only these are cute, they are ultra delicious as well. RM 15.50 per tin, I bought two, so that came to RM 30.50
This was the second swipe.
Walking around Isetan Food Market section, I chanced upon the non-halal session and decided that I should stock up some bacon for emergency breakfast options. A pack of 500 gram smoked streaky bacon goes for RM 33.90. Perfect.
Here went the third swipe.
The kittens at home loves wet food, so before walking back to office, I stopped by Cold Storage KLCC to grab a few cans of Purina Royale Fancy Feast wet food for them. It was RM 4.29 per can, seven cans equals to RM 30.05
Fourth swipe of the day, still haven’t used any cash.
Just before heading back to office, I decided that there should be something to go with those Hello Panda cookies, so I reloaded RM 30 to my Starbucks card and grabbed a medium sized iced latte for good measure.
Fifth and final swipe for this very short shopping spree, all done within an hour and will satisfy not only human but cat stomachs as well!
If you have noticed, I carefully made sure that each spending was over RM 30, and there’s a very good reason for that.
My RHB Debit Cash-Connect MasterCard is running a contest with pretty awesome prizes waiting to be won. Card members only need to swipe RM 30 or above with a single receipt to be entitled an entry. The prizes up for grabs are:
1x Nissan Almera 1.5 E(A)
1x Honda CBR250R Mugen
3x iPhone 5 (16GB)
5x Mini iPads (16GB)
So now I have five entries to this contest, hope lady luck is on my side! Oh, by the way, there’s the 0.5% unlimited cash back with the card too. Sweet.
The car’s power and ability in zipping through the city evading the alien mothership and its drone is born from a partnership between PETRONAS and AMG. It’s a sweet machine and I’m sure we’ll find out more about this soon enough. In the mean time, enjoy the video.
For those of you who follows me on Instagram, it’s certainly no secrets that I have cats as pet at home.
A little bit of a history – it all started out with Cendawan, a male Bengal cat that we bought from a breeder as a 3 month old kitten back in September 2010. Slightly less than a year later in August of 2011, we picked up two skinny stray cats at the neighbourhood, brought them in and named the male kitten Belimbing and his sister Tembikai.
Belimbing, Tembikai, and Cendawan
Over the last couple of years, the stray kittens grew up to have beautiful semi-long coat, and Cendawan packed on a healthy 7 KG. These cats are the masters of the house, we merely happen to be the live in staffs who serves them.
Cendawan was saying, “open em up for me to eat already!”
Each of the three cats have their own traits.
Cen being the biggest alpha male with Bengal’s unique characteristics, is also the most demanding and most responsive of them all. He response to calls pretty much like a dog, and double up as my everyday alarm clock.
Without fail, this ball of fur will head butt me before 7 am everyday asking me to feed them. It’s all convenient and awesome on weekdays, the only small problem is that he doesn’t have the concept of weekends.
Fancy Feast Royale Broth is an instant hit with the cats
Temmi is the princess of the house. Being the most adorable looking thing at home has its advantage. She usually minds her own business but will come around and “make cookies” on my stomach with her sharp claws.
You can never fault Temmi for she can never do wrong. She is also the loudest in the morning, meowing as if the 1 minute wait while I prepare their food is the biggest torture ever. She seems to eat quite a lot but manage to maintain her 3.5 KG slender body.
the dry cat food is their main meal
For a long time, we thought Bing might have been a mute. Turns out he’s just the quietest cat ever. Bing is never in a hurry for food, but perhaps his lack of athleticism contributes to his 5+ KG body size.
Anytime we sit at the couch watching TV, Bing will be the first one to jump on and use my legs as his personal pillow while demanding to be brushed.
Fancy Feast Royale wet cat food gets nom-ed down pretty fast as well
One of the reasons our cats are healthy and have beautiful fur is the food we feed them. I’ve always make sure that they consume wet food in addition to premium dry food. As cats have the tendency to not drink enough water, having only dry food might leave your cats dehydrated most of the time.
Recently I introduced PURINA FANCY FEAST cat foods to them, and as per recommendation, we started out with FANCY FEAST ROYALE Broths. It was an instant hit especially with Cen and Temmi, the gobbled up two packets (comes in 4 flavors) of the broth in no time, leaving very little for Bing.
This is the only soup for cats in Malaysia, and I think it really helps curb the dehydration problem in cats very well.
Main course was the FANCY FEAST dry cat food (450g packets, 3 flavors). Bing and Cen seemed to really enjoy this too. Now these are some fussy cats actually, and the fact that they love these food means that PURINA’s got it right.
Dessert then was a couple cans of FANCY FEAST ROYALE wet food (17 different flavors!). The cats again ate it like it was their last meal. The food looked pretty good, so I actually tasted it a bit myself. It was flavorful and not salty (cats and dogs aren’t supposed to eat nearly as salted as us), I can see why they like it.
KY with cen, Haze with temmi, and Horng picked up bing
These cats make our home come alive and greets us almost every time we come home. If you have furkids like these at home, be sure to feed them and treat them well.
PURINA also wants your cats to try the new FANCY FEAST ROYALE Broths, to redeem free sample (limited to 2,000 samples), go to www.fancyfeast.com.my, fill in your particulars and the free sample will be mailed to you within 4 weeks.
Now excuse me while I give them a laser work out.
Disclaimer: I was paid by Purina Fancy Feast for this post
And finally it’s here, arguably the most anticipated mobile phone launch of the year – Samsung Galaxy S4 is now officially available in Malaysia at all major telcos. I was there at the launch last Saturday to catch a glimpse of the gadget at Celcom Blue Cube, Sunway Pyramid and the Samsung store at Lowyat Plaza.
great fanfare at Samsung Galaxy S4 launch, Sunway Pyramid
The launch was a huge fanfare, there were clowns, jokers, jesters, people in stilts, drummers, dancers, magicians, singers, and there were balloons, ice creams, music, and everything that you could imagine. I’ve never seen Sunway Pyramid so alive especially at 9:30 in the morning on a Saturday.
There were a huge line of people queuing up to be the first Galaxy S4 customers. Celcom’s plan for the new phone was as low as RM 1,338 and there’s a “Spin the wheel” game to reduce another RM 200 to RM 750. What a deal.
I sneaked into Blue Cube to get my hands on the S4 before everyone else
Having worn a blue shirt and holding a camera has its upsides, we were allowed to get into the shop to play with Galaxy S4 before everyone else has the chance.
At the first impression, I thought the phone was bigger, but holding it up confirmed that while the 5″ Full-HD display is indeed larger, the overall phone dimension remains to be about the same as it’s older sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S3. Pixel density is much higher and I must say that the Super AMOLED display is indeed gorgeous.
color me fancy, multicolor S4 backs? with Lydia, Nana, and Ashley
I expected that with the Exynos 5 Octa (Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7), the phone should be very fast, and it certainly did not disappoint on that front. Swipe, pinch, zoom, and operating pretty much any application I tried without any visible lag.
While processing power is great, it also comes with a bigger 2600 mAh battery to keep the juice flowing as well.
the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4, now available at major telcos in Malaysia
I hoped to try the S Translator but it was perhaps a bit too noisy at the event, and with the phone yet to set up with 3G etc, so we didn’t get to try that. The Air View/Air Gesture seems to work well, though I should have brought my riding gloves with to fully test its effectiveness.
Redmummy & Moudini the Magician, Nazwan of beautifulnara
One of the fun features that comes with Galaxy S4 is the ability to use both the front and rear cameras at the same time. I thought that’s a gimmick at first, but after testing it I find myself really liking the way it is implemented.
Basically when you take picture of a place/scene, you can simultaneously snap a photo of yourself encased at a corner like a “stamp”. I think it gives the photo a sort of post-card feel and is great for documenting your travel. Less of those awkward “selfies” if you ask me.
Hope to get my hands on the phone for a more extensive review soon. In the mean time, Samsung Galaxy S4 is available now at RM 2,199. Do check out www.samsung.com/my for more.
Lara Croft, Indiana Jones, or even Columbus and Cheng Ho, these are the names that we associate with as some of the greatest explorers in fiction, games, and in history. Do you think you have what it takes to be just.. slightly similar to these names?
Well, this is your chance to star in the biggest “quest” you’ve had, codenamed “Explorer-On-The-Go” contest by Astro is perhaps your ticket to fame. (and prizes!)
OK so lets talk about the prizes first:
Grand Prize - 2 x Samsung Galaxy S4 + (Bonus: RM800 cash each IF you are an *Astro-On-The-Go subscriber)
1st Runner Up - 2 x Apple iPad Mini + (Bonus: RM800 cash each IF you are an *Astro-On-The-Go subscriber)
2nd Runner Up - 2 x Nexus 7 + (Bonus: RM800 cash each IF you are an *Astro-On-The-Go subscriber)
Bonus prize for top-tweeting team - RM500 cash + (another RM800 cash if you are an *Astro-On-The-Go subscriber)
Bonus Lucky Draw (for ALL Astro-On-The-Go subscribers ONLY) - 1 x Apple iPad Mini
I think I can very well use these gadgets and prize money, as any adventurers would.
My entry would look like this – “I’m an unstoppable explorer on land and water: mountain biking trails, city scape, and even underwater explorations. The cool thing with Astro On-The-Go is that I can still catch those Live football matches wherever I find myself at. Never miss a moment, no compromise!”