Saturday, December 30, 2017

Mr. Men X Little Miss: Happy Meal II

after 5 weeks of happy meal

i managed to collect

the whole sets

Mr. Men X Little Miss: Happy Meal :)

cof

*

so i thought i can

finally take a break

Mcdonalds Happy Meal Mr. Men Little Miss 1

*

to realize that

oh no they are going to

launch a second collection

Mcdonalds Happy Meal Mr. Men Little Miss

*

and i happened to be

out of country when i saw this

Mcdonalds Happy Meal Mr. Men Little Miss

*

two sets of toys

launched on the same day

and it was school holiday

so i immediately texted my mom

and let her take the kids for

happy meal breakfast

*

so she managed to buy

at one go

which was really lucky

*

during week 2

i ran 2 branches

ordered 2 sets at the first

confidently thinking that

they would have both

since it was day 1

but they only had books

ended up buying 4 sets

*

during week 3

i ran across 4 branches

to collect both sets

*

the first was closed for renovation

the second only have 1 set

the third didn’t have any at all

and finally, the fourth

*

and here you go

Mr. Men X Little Miss: Happy MealMr. Men X Little Miss: Happy Meal

*

it was really a burden

to my tummy because

my sister wanted the same set

so i have bought at least 24+ sets

of happy meal over 1+ months

*

30th Dec X Final Shopping: Yes, I Promise

encountered minor issue

during my previous purchase from

the official adidas online store

*

Aug 4

ordered 5 shorts from them

received my parcel on

*

Aug 12

was told that part of my order was cancelled

2 shorts

*

Aug 25

received email regarding

request for refund detail

*

Sep 25

sent them email regarding

pending refund

*

Sep 27

was total that

it usually takes up to 21 working days

*

Sep 27

refund confirmed by

3rd party payment platform

*

verdict:

it was resolved

in spite of being pretty slow

i.e. will buy again

*

so…

i randomly came across

their newsletter about

free shipping for all orders

and clicked in

*

and on top of that

there’s additional 50% off

their marked down items

adidas.com sale 01

*

so well

what else can i say

since they “owe” me two shorts

*

adidas.com official store

*

can’t resist

indeed

adidas.com official store

*

and by the way

these are for my dad

yeah i know

final shopping

CNY clothes for dad

*

Maths Question X When it Comes to Shopping: Bothered, not Bothered

making entry into my shopping records

when i came across this minor issue

*

so last week

i bought a pair of kicks from ASOS

it costs me 75.8 USD

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*

or 48 GBP

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*

i paid in USD

and one week later

i am not sure if

the currencies fluctuate a lot

or they are offering a really low rate

for USD to GBP conversion

*

48 GBP doesn’t really

tally to 75 USD it seems

there’s a 10 USD difference

gbp to usd

*

so does it actually mean that

i have been charged more since

i choose to pay in USD?

*

and i am making entry in MYR

so the difference is even more obvious

gbp to myrusd to myr

*

but anyway

i did my conversion in USD and

kinda expect it costs 300 MYR

before checking out

*

more importantly

glad that i have managed to

keep my shopping bill

under MYR XXXX

having checked out

my last (hopefully) cart

for 2017

*

shopping rule #1

when it comes to currency

it’s better to overestimate

than under

because it may actually

prevent you from buying

: p

*

Thursday, December 28, 2017

出發 X 走吧: 避年放假

最近不知道搞什麼

我甚至懷疑我真的患有

節日憂鬱症

*

其實這個月

甚至這整年的業績

基本已經達標了

應該高興一下

*

趁著還有幾天

還沒一切從零開始

是應該高興一下的

*

但怎麼也開心不起來

晚上不想睡

但八點多就攤在床上

開着電視 聽著節目

*

至於白天

基本上都是工作

在主導我過日子的

*

買了雙新鞋

看了新手表

現在連購物都不能解壓

反而增加了罪惡感

下一步是不是應該

看破紅塵了

*

煩心事其實挺多

帳單還沒繳

要買的書沒貨

客戶那邊需要追債

可這個月的單字沒弄

匯率不太理想

反正總總亂七八糟的

*

最煩心的

莫過於明年農曆新年

出走避年的那件事

*

計劃一

自己一個人出去

*

計劃二

不小心和友人透露

她居然也想去

因為她不是華人

想趁假期去走走

*

過後立馬我後悔了

因為我壓跟沒想和她去

而且年初一票都好貴

肯定得抱怨

*

然後她提議我們過年前去

我雖然想避年

但大除夕必需在家呀

*

要是說年初四五那幾天再去

公假結束了 公司華人都請假

所以人就走不開

*

好在我也跟她說好了

不想連累她買貴票

我們以後再約吧

(然後沒以後)

*

現在回到原來的問題

那我是去還是不去

看了看四月的票

挖靠 確實便宜很多

航班時間也漂亮

*

我明明是一個

可以說走就走的人

何必非要在大年初一出逃

*

重點來了

我是有多不喜歡過年

*

我的概念裡

過年最好的時刻

是除夕夜 就三個人看春晚

*

然後就沒了

所以 出逃這件事

我想了很多年了

*

問題來了

要我一個人去

我爹肯定不放心

所以必需帶上我爹

*

況且我不在家

沒人跟他嘮叨

要我一個人出去

他日子肯定更難過

*

但是問題又來了

我帶上我爹

然後年初一

我家就剩我媽一個人

她忙得過來嗎

*

大過年的

叫一老太太守宅

親戚來了 也不好看

不是嗎

*

我們也不是欠誰錢了

這樣個躲法也太不厚道

*

問題又來了

帶着老爺子 去海島

這個畫面有點跳

感覺我穿比基尼都不自在我

*

如果旅行可以解決煩惱

因為旅行帶來不必要的煩惱

又是啥回事 咋搞現在

*

萬惡的金錢

都是你搞的鬼

*

但是避年的誘惑太大

容我再想想吧

*

相同的日期

我都看了至少二三十回了

*

你看咱是要去海島

還是要去古蹟

*

問題來了

追根究底

還不是缺男朋友

*

有男朋友

要去哪去哪

咱2月14就走

有男朋友

還需要避年

迴避親戚突然的關心

有男朋友

還可以去男朋友家

不就不需要避年了嘛

*

沒男朋友

日子總是要繼續的

*

一月郊遊

二月海島

三月山城

四月古蹟

五月TBC

*

這樣的安排挺好的

咱不煩了 不煩了

(自欺欺人-ing…)

*

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve X More Shopping: To My Chagrin

i have never got so mad

about myself for failing to

buy something online

*

not even when

the price of airfare

got pricey because

i was dilly dally ing

*

so yesterday

i was about to check out

a cart full of books

*

i accidentally added two copies of

Celebrating Peanuts: 65 Years

not knowing that i already

reserved a copy in my cart

since a long time ago

and it was not available

Book Xcess Out of Stock

*

so knowing that

this is the very last copy

i wanted to check out

it was 1:30 AM so

the payment system was down

and i was kinda lazy to try other

so as usual i was like

just waited until next morning then

Book Xcess System Downtime = =

*

then i actually

didn’t check it throughout today

until 10 something at night

to find that the book is out of stock

Book Xcess Out of Stock oh man

*

oh man

what have i done

and it’s a 500+ pages

like of all books

i wanted it the most

*

what a way to ruin

my Christmas’s Eve

*

anyway

have a great Christmas

i will just head to bed

in a short while

*

as they say

any problem that can be

solved with money is not an issue

i just have to fork out another 100+ MYR

to get the book

Book Xcess Celebrating Peanuts 65 Years on Book Xcess vs BookDepository

*

then again

i will have to find other books

on BookXcess to make up for the

minimum amount for free shipping

*

why is life so hard

charlie brown

*

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Never Ending X Christmas Shopping: HU HU HU

so it started off with

a weird feeling that

i have stayed clean for

the plus one month of so

*

have never bought anything

online or offline

since Black Friday

*

not even on 12.12

which is now known as

Singles’ Day encore sale

apparently because

i was travelling

*

so i was browsing through

the usual sites for the

past few days

but didn’t find anything interesting

*

i think addiction is

a dangerous thing

like i simply felt weird

simply because i am not buying

*

so i downloaded the ASOS app

i checked out a cart of

Christmas gifts from them

during Black Friday

*

having to find that

nobody actually raised suggestion

for a Christmas meet-up

*

then i started discovering

some items on massive discounts

oh gosh oh gosh

these are too good to be true

*

so i ended up

checking out this item

adidas Originals X Pharrell Williams Tennis HU Blue

*

this particular series

caught my eye

thanks to these

adidas Originals Stan Smith X Parrell Williams Tennis HU Pastel 03adidas Originals Stan Smith X Parrell Williams Tennis HU Pastel 04adidas Originals Stan Smith X Parrell Williams Tennis HU Pastel 06

*

well out of guiltiness

i bought my dad a Batman mug

as a last minute Christmas gift

DC Heat Change Mug Batman

*

damage done

so they said

this is going to be delivered

by 15 Jan next year

ASOS order confirmation

*

please do

so that i can bill this

under next financial year

*

in fact i just bill a

thick invoice this week

having working like a dog

for 3 days 2 (mid)nights

*

yet i felt

terribly empty

after the rush is over

like i can’t describe

why is that so

until i checked out

this pair of kicks

*

there’s something to

look forward to now

*

at least

for Christmas

for the new year

for the unknown future

*

online shopping

it does magic

can’t help but to agree

*

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Curtain Call 2016/01: Travelling

31% power left on my laptop

will be stranded onboard

for another 2.5 hours

and have already taken a nap

*

in fact i have quite a few

trips to be covered on blogs

like Tokyo, Krabi, Foshan+Guangzhou

and now Fuzhou+Xiamen

*

i can explain for that

when you have been working

on the same laptop whole day

you just want to stay away from it

instead of spending more time

blogging on it

*

it has been a fulfilling year

in terms of travel as

my trips were evenly spread

over different seasons

and different genres

*

Spring

Feb – Kaohsiung

April – Wuhan + Wudangshan

*

Summer

May – Ho Chi Minh

June – Tokyo

Aug – Foshan + Guangzhou

Sep – Krabi

*

Winter, but more like Fall

Dec – Xiamen + Fuzhou

*

expectation for 2018?

have booked one in Jan and March

but i am more ambitious than that

*

looking into squeezing one in Feb

to escape the relative visit

during Lunar New Year

*

looking into celebrating

my big birthday alone at

somewhere quiet and safe

in April

*

looking into an island getaway

with ex housemates

somewhere in Malaysia

holy crab

i have never been to

any island in Malaysia

not even Langkawi

Penang island, yes

*

i.e.

non-strop travelling Jan-Apr

*

looking into bringing my mom

on a two-person trip

because it feels unfair

as i have brought my dad

for almost 15 times already

*

of course

to make all these possible

i have to work really really hard

*

2 more hours to go

but my power won’t support me

anytime further

till then,

*

XiaMen X to ChaoShan: Good to Go Home

it’s me again

it’s like I only get time to blog

when I am travelling on a train

*

4 days 3 nights in Xiamen

started off kind of bad

first my travel SIM was out of data

right after i uploaded the previous blog

*

it seemed weird

how on earth did i

finish 1.5 g in 4 days

with zero video watching

not much FB surfing

and 3 IG posts

*

then i can’t find my hotel

it turned out that

it was wrongly labelled

it was further away than expected

and Google auto location tag

was kinda misleading as

it was showing the name of

another hotel next door

*

so i had to search manually

by typing the address

and hell no

i typed No. 78 instead of No. 87

so i went round and round

can’t find where the place was

*

with less than 30MB left

i can’t go on for long

(managed to top up online

upon checking in)

*

until i asked a security guard (not helpful)

and walked into a clinic and

asked a lady waiting for her turn

*

to sum up

the hotel was quite bad

i hardly complain about hotel

because i don’t really want to

but would recommend if

a place is really good

*

but this place is really that bad

especially after a good stay

at their competitor’s branch

the comparison is real

and i have simply decided to

ditch this chain for real

*

reaching Chaoshan station in 30+ minutes

by 1:30 PM to be exact

to catch the flight at 3:55 PM

a bit tight but

should be manageable

*

one more thing

almost left my duffle bag

at Xiamen station just now

because i traveled with

a luggage and backpack

*

so the duffle bag is actually

a spare bag i packed in the luggage

so that i can fill the luggage

with my dad’s loots and souvenirs

and move my stuff to the duffle bag

*

well can’t think of

anything important in there

but the bag itself is

and those bags in there

fanatic about bags, maybe

*

Sunday, December 10, 2017

FuZhou X to XiaMen: Thank Goodness!

have spent four nights in FuZhou

no time to blog as

i had and still have work

*

it was kinda bothering me

but thank goodness

i managed to wake up at 1 AM

and worked all the way

until 8+ in the morning

with a short nap in between

*

so i have managed to knocked out

the toughest and also the largest

item on my work list

*

learning from previous experience

purposely came to the station yesterday

to get our ticket in advance

Fuzhou railway station

*

so it kinda shortened our waiting time

and still managed to

visit one last attraction

before checking out by 12 PM

and then caught the 2:19 PM train

*

FuZhou is a surprisingly friendly city

in spite of the unfamiliar dialect

i can’t understand a word of

*

what i mean by friendly is

people say you are welcome

when you say thank you and

people say it’s okay

when you say sorry

that’s all i ask for

*

till then

i better catch some sleep now

just to beat the Monday’s blue

deadlines deadlines and more deadlines

Fuzhou railway station

*

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ChaoZhou X to FuZhou: With Guilt of Time Wasting

blogging from a High Speed Rail

heading towards Fuzhou

High Speed Rail

*

the trip has been smooth, so far

except for a small hiccup today

*

stranded at the railway station

for almost four hours

at the best time of the day

12 PM – 4 PM

since the earlier tickets

were all already sold out

*

and the station is

in the middle of nowhere

30 km away from the city

*

lesson learnt

should have checked out earlier

like 9 AM instead of 11 AM

we went to the market nearby

*

and spent like 300 CNY

i.e. our budget for train tickets

happily shopping away

buying fruits

preserved fruits and

ROASTED GOOSE

*

and busy eating brunch

like roasted goose at 10 in the morning

followed by fruits like

persimmon, papaya, mandarin orange

to get rid of the oil

*

i know right…

i don’t do this often

and the parts on the left

i don’t even know what’s that

Chaozhou Roasted goose

*

and more importantly

should have gotten the tickets

at the ticket window in the city

at least we can kill some time

going around after check-out

*

the ticket window is right next to the

ticket counter for railway station bus

well…

obviously for a reason

*

and that’s not all

it will take us another 3 hour

to reach Fuzhou

i.e. after night fall

*

i should so totally

buy my ticket for Fuzhou – Xiamen

in advance to avoid the same mistake

*

also to make sure that

i  can secure tickets

for Fuzhou – Xiamen

instead of Fuzhou South – Xiamen North

*

or either one

i.e. Fuzhou – Xiamen North or

Fuzhou South - Xiamen

which are both further away from city

*

so i got the idea to

buy my tickets here at Chaozhou instead

the queue wasn’t long luckily

yet I was told me that

they are only selling tickets for

today and tomorrow

okay fine….

*

my laptop wasn’t fully charged last night

like seriously

i purposely charged laptop

instead of phone

since i do have a power bank

*

but woke up to find that

it wasn’t plugged in

both were not

*

by the way

our train is bound for Fuzhou South

instead of Fuzhou

12 stations away via Metro

from where we stay

*

enquired about the ticket for Fuzhou

the earliest would be past five

longer wait, like 5+ hours

but shorter traveling to the city

*

so i just went for Fuzhou South

shorter wait, like 4 hour

but longer travel to do

*

anyway

simply hoping that

i will able to check in by

9 PM tonight

*

gosh there are two pieces of work

due tomorrow morning / afternoon

maybe i should head back to work now

to avoid more time wasting moment

i.e. can’t seem to be ready to go

since i am rushing with work

*

or i can catch a nap now

to prepare myself to stay up late

or get myself really exhausted

so that i sleep early tonight

and get up real early in the morning

*

that’s how travelling

helps me in better planning

when it comes to work

*

i think the fellow passengers around me

must be assuming that

i am typing something serious

until they see the photos i got

cof

*

by the way

now i kinda dislike the idea of

spending a night somewhere

as a transit or whatsoever

because you spend the same

amount of time (un)packing

as compared to spending more nights

Travelling with Kermit

*

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Nivea X Tsum Tsum: Lip Holder

Nov 17

first saw this on Hermo

but i thought i would

wait a little longer to

check out with other stuff

i may need along the way

Nivea X Tsum Tsum: Lip Holder

*

as i still have promo code

for certain amount of purchase

in fact i did check out the same

Original Lip Care last month from Hermo

*

Nov 23

by the time i had time to

check out what I want to buy

on top of these two

both designs were all

out of stock

Nivea X Tsum Tsum: Lip HolderNivea X Tsum Tsum: Lip Holder

*

and in the mean time

i have checked on Watsons

but it wasn’t available

*

but according to Nivea page

this is actually a Watson’s exclusive

to be launched on 25 Nov

*

on 22 Nov

they were finally available on Watsons’s

but out of stock as well

like what the well

Nivea X Tsum Tsum: Lip HolderNivea X Tsum Tsum: Lip Holder

*

sob sob

Nivea X Tsum Tsum: Lip Holder

*

i tried checking in-store

i went to 1, 2, 3, 4 Watsons in town

and no luck still

what to do when you are

staying in a suburb city

with low population

*

i checked on Watson’s online

from time to time

and towards end of Nov

finally..

Nivea X Tsum Tsum: Lip Holder

*

but there came another problem

not both sets were available

like seriously is it a tactic

when Set 1 was available 

Set 2 was not

then when Set 2 was restocked

Set 1 was out of stock again

*

and i actually need to

purchase a minimum amount of

150 MYR for free shipping

*

officially given up

until i remember

there is a Watson’s at the airport

who knows

because these outlets at airport

usually sell souvenirs-like items

*

there you are

at the specific area for

travel-related and exclusive items

and they had plenty of stock still

Nivea X Tsum Tsum: Lip Holder

*

unpacking them on the plane

Nivea X Tsum Tsum: Lip Holder

*

and they look perfect

four in a pack

Nivea X Tsum Tsum: Lip Holder

*

the only thing is

the manufacturing date is March 2017

assuming that the shelf life is one year

i have to finish using all by March

Nivea X Tsum Tsum: Lip Holder

*

frankly speaking

i don’t usually use one

*

Oh No X Not Again: Missing MupPet at Airport

decided to also bring along

my new favorite

Kermit, the Frog along

besides Woodstock

since he can act serious well

Kermit TY Plush

*

some photo at the bus terminal

before heading to the airport

wait till i figure out a story for them

Kermit TY Plush

*

on the way to the airport

i decided to transfer him

for a more comfortable position

as well as allowing him to

see the world as I am

Kermit TY Plush

*

us having breakfast at Mcdonald’s

Kermit TY Plush

*

during custom clearance

his position was kinda insecure

because after my laptop was removed

my bag was no longer that bulky

so he wasn’t held as tight

*

but then

right after clearance

i put all my stuff on a trolley

to get everything in place again

*

then everything went smoothly

but i actually didn’t check

if he was still around

until i was safety seated onboard

*

damn my bag looked kinda empty

oh no

not again

must have fallen off somewhere

and it was too late to go back

*

i took super a lot of his photos

was this kinda of like farewell

*

same TY beanie

from the same BFF

at the same airport

heading to the same country

is this sort of like a curse???

devastated seriously

*

i was so going to find one from eBay

by hook or by crook.. or PayPal

as a replacement because

this is a barely one month old gift

and is that how i should treat it

*

until i opened my bag

there he was

oh my thank goodness

Kermit TY Plush

*

i can’t remember when

did i actually place it

back in the bag

but anyway

thank goodness

*

and a good lesson learnt

definitely

*

Mr. Men X Little Miss: Happy Meal :)

finally after five weeks

Mr. Men X Little Miss: Happy Meal :)

*

intially

i thought of collecting

both books and toys

Mr. Men X Little Miss McDonalds Happy Meal

*

this was supposed to be smooth sailing

after the wave of craze

for Hello Kitty X Tomica

which were sold out really early on day 1

i managed to buy during week 1

and well forget it…

i actually did a quick research on

the advertorials all over Facebook

which i guess kinda led to the craze

Tomica X Sanrio: Happy Meal, Shall We?

Sanrio Tomica Happy Meal

*

but i wasn’t really bothered

as i was collecting for my sis anyway

mission failed and she requested for

the whole set of Mr. Men Little Miss

which meant that i probably have to

give up on the books

*

so during week 1

i got two sets of toys

giving up the Mr. Strong book

Mr. Men X Little Miss: Happy Meal :)

*

during week 2

i went on Thursday (Day 1)

and got a book and toy

because i wanted to see if

the book is the same as the original set

and this was a special edition in

local language, i.e. Malay

Mr. Men X Little Miss: Happy Meal :)

*

then Saturday

i went again for

the second set of toy

there was a birthday party

so the kids got all the toys and

left me with none

Mr. Men X Little Miss: Happy Meal :)

*

guess what

my 10 year ago crush

was there at the party

with his kid

putting the toy into their Quechua bag

i want!!!!!!!!!!

*

so i ended up getting

two Mr. Happy books

and had to return to another branch

during the next day for the toy

*

during week 3

i decided to

get a toy and a book

before returning for

another set of toys

*

because Mr. Tickle looks

kinda cute and

i wanna have his book

*

but they told me

they only have toys

but no book

like seriously

*

alright i officially gave up

on getting the books

and Mr. Strong’s book

during week 1 was no longer

available, anyway

*

and during week 5

the final week

finally decided to

head for breakfast takeaway

*

and gave a set to

my neighbour who

collected DHL while i was away

at least breakfast set

doesn’t look like happy meal

so he wouldn’t know

Mr. Men X Little Miss: Happy Meal :)

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because it has been

weeks and weeks of

fries and Coke

which wasn’t a bad idea

for myself to end the week

but not for my waist

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5 weeks

12 sets of happy meal

i mean it’s nice of them to

pack two figures as one or

i would have eaten double

Mr. Men X Little Miss: Happy Meal :)

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and this one for my sis

i am not going to

buy her any Xmas gift

hehe

Mr. Men X Little Miss: Happy Meal :)

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by the way

i found their official channel

on YT and am revising the show

amusing… but somehow sad : (

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and wait…

there’s part ii

Mr. Men X Little Miss: Happy Meal II

Mcdonalds Happy Meal Mr. Men Little Miss

sdr

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