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Couple SWATCH Skin Watch

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc

Haha, just got a pair of watch from my dear (my husband). It is a couple watch where we can wear the same design of watch now. It was my dream to have a pair of coupe watch with him and I finally got it.

 

Here you are the photo of our couple watch.

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We both wearing the same watch to work and we will be wearing it to Malacca this weekend for a friend’s wedding.

 

Yeah, going to Malacca this weekend and not going back Sitiawan. Chyi and Kang, mimi miss you so much.

Are You Blocked From Going Oversea?

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Misc

Immigration Department of Malaysia has build an online system since 01-Jan-2008 and they have up to 183638 visitors visited their website since 01-Jan-2008. Good Job to them.

 

I received a forward mail from friends giving me a URL to check whether are we being blocked from going oversea developed by Immigration Department of Malaysia. I think this is useful and I would like to share it with all my friend and to the world. It is so easy to use where you just need to enter your Identity Card Number and click on “Check” button to check for your own status as image show below:

 

 

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Where to check it? Click here to check it out.

 

So, do have a check on your status if you have any plan to go oversea either for business trip or vacation to avoid any inconviniences caused.

First Time in Action Profit Club Meeting

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Business Networking

I was in Customer Service field for more then 6 years (right after graduated from University). All my past workign experiences are helping client to solve any non-technical enquiry and to ensure client satisfaction. However, I’m in the position where we will re-act only something happen. In other words, passive approach.

 

Now, I have joined Sales and Marketing Department as Sales and Marketing Manager start from January 2009. That is one of the reason I have started to write this blog as well. On top of that, I have to change all my previous passive working approach to active or aggressive approach. Am I going to change to a totally different person very soon? Will See. haha.

 

To be more active and aggressive in sales and marketing, I need to learn to communicate more with people face to face, need to expand my social network to get to know more people, see how people do their business, get more business idea from other, expose more about my company services to others, etc etc etc…

 

Actually the first business networking activities that I have joined was MIRC TechNite (Chinese New Year Gathering) which was held at Chef & Brew Restaurant on 06-Feb-09.

 

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I have attended another business networking session this morning organise by Action Profit Club at Action Business Center, Sunway Tunas, Penang.

 

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The meeting time given to me was 8am and I’m there before 8am as punctuality is always something important for me. To my suprise, no body is there except for their staff. Then only I get to know that all 8am is breakfast time. hahaha.

 

After the breakfast, there are a networking session for all the member to interact to get to know more about each other. After the networkng session, we proceed to the meeting where the Mr Radin actulaly shared some latest information with all the member. They also recall back what they have learn in past session on facebook and to make sure that all the member do try registering and using facebook to help them in their business.

 

After that, each of the member were given a chance to talk about what they have done for the past 2 weeks as Action Profit Club meeting will be conducted twice a month.  All the member are senior (haha, talk like I’m still very young) and they shared things that they have done for the past 2 weeks. What they have achieve and what they have learn in the past 2 weeks.

 

Some of them do share their experience handling their children and I learn alot from them as well on how can I guide and teach my children in the correct way in the future. All the member do give feedback when other member is sharing. I’m a bit quiet today. Still not dare to speak out in front of public even I have some idea and some suggestion in ind to share with all of them. I can talk a lot to people I know or do not know through email, phone and chatting application. But when come to face to face conversation. Die hard, I mouth is like being glue and refuse to talk much. I think this is one of the thing that I need to overcome immediately in order for me to stands up and not only stay behing the screen all the time. I don’t think I can lead my department well if I’m not even able or have the courages to voice out what is in my mind.

 

Is late, almost 12 midnight. I’m so tired now. Tomorrow still need to wake up at am as having interview session for Sales Executve position at 7am.

 

To sum up everything, I learn a lot today morning joining this business networking session. Hope to join more this kind of session in the future.

Chinese Valentine Day

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Festival

It has been sometime after I deliver my 2nd baby that me and my husband has not went out for some special dinner as both of us are always busy with our own work. Today is 15th day of Lunar New Year and it is also Chinese Valentine Day and we have travel all the way to Georgetown area to see is there any nice restaurant or nice food we can try off. Guess what, we ended up going into Gurney Plaza and ended up go into Sushi King as that is my favorite Japanese Restaurant.

 

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Somehow we tried different thing compare to what we normally eat in Sushi King. We have ordered few side dishes instead of ordering for set meal like we always do. Food that we have ordered for today are as listed below together with pictures taken from Sushi King website. They do not allow download of their website images, I use a very old fashioned way which is print screen to get all those pictures.

 

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Sake Roll

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Smoked Salmon

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Unagi

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Golden Ball

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Wasabiko Roll

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Agedashi Tofu

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Okonomiyaki

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Sake Kawa Piri Piri

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Sake Kawa Tenpura

 

After the meal, we just spend some time walk around Gurney Plaza and we found there are so many changes here in Gurney Plaza after the opening of Gurney Plaza New Wing. Gurney Plaza is now giving me an ipression that all the shops are selling very expensive thing.

 

There are a lot of road block around town area as there are Thaipusam celebration. It takes us around 1.5 hours to reach home from Georgetown. Scary.

 

This year Western Calendar Valentine Day 14-Feb-09 falls on weekend (Saturday) and we will be going back hometown to celebrate it with 2 of our kids. How are we going to celebrate our Valentine Day with our kid? No idea yet. haha.

 

Hereby wish everyone Happy Chinese Valentine Day and Happy Chap Goh Meh.

10 Brain Damaging Habits

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Health

Do you consider your health is more important or total money inside your pocket or bank account is more important?

 

Below are some tips to help in keeping your brain in healty condition to help you bring in more and more money into your pocket and bank account. Haha.

 

1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level.
This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.
Solutions: remember to eat breakfast no matter how busy you are for the day. It helps to keep you more energetic to process and perform all your work.

 

2. Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.
Solutions: do not go for buffet so often :P as normally people will eat as much as hey can so that it worth what they are paying.

 

3. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.
Solutions: DO NOT SMOKE. I never heard any good thing about smoking. Everyone is promoting non-smoking campaign everywhere.

 

4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.
Solutions: try lessen sugar intake level for your own good. reduce your sugar intake level step by step and not avoid sugar in total as our body do need sugar to work as well. 

 

5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.
Solutions: plant some small plant in your office or house to purify the air condition and do recycle items that can be recycle.

 

6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.
7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.
Solutions: Studies show that people who sleep between 6.5 hours to 7.5 hours  a night live the longest. And people who sleep more then 8 hours or less than 6.5 hours live quite as long.

 

8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.
Solutions: Make sure you have enough rest when your bosy hint you to rest.

 

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.
Solutions: may take part in organizing some event/activities among friends and  participate in any brainstorm session to train your brain to think more.

 

10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain
Solutions: share any new idea you have in mind with related personnel and talk to them to further elaborate what you have in mind so that all the cell in your brain will be connected in more efficient way.

Money Tree

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Festival

A money tree plant is a special type of bonsai tree. The design originated in Taiwan in the 1980s, and was quickly picked up by many other Asian nations. Areas with large Asian populations frequently have money tree plants for sale, because money tree plants are believed to bring good luck and fortune. The money tree plant is particularly associated with China, and is often given out at Chinese New Year complete with red banners and other lucky decorations.

 

What come up into your mind when people discuss about money tree?

 

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 Let me show you how a real money tree looks like. See picture below:

 

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Nice plant ya.

 

I saw one picture in TheStar which a type of money tree as well.

 

 

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I think I shall prepare a money tree like above next year for Chinese New Yer celebration to bring the environment more. Haha.

 

Last but not leat, today is already 14th day of Lunar New Year. It will be Chap Goh Meh tomorow – last day of Chinese New Year or some people call it Chinese Valentines Day.

Pai Ti Kong

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Festival

Just back from hometown on Sunday evening and resume Duty on Monday morning after CNY holiday.

 

Went back to Taiping again after work on Monday for the purpose of “Pai Ti Kong” or my colleague call it as Ti Kong Birthday (Birthday of Jade Emperor). Pai Ti Kong is one of the most important day for Hokkian which fall on 9th day of Lunar New Year. Everyone will get everything ready on 8th day of Lunar New Year night and start the prayer sharp at 12am.

 

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Besides many variety of fruits and food, all our family member also work together to open up the “Ti Kong Kim” which we have prepare earlier for worshipping purpose. Take a look at the Ti Kong Kim before and after the prayer.

 

 

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Time for eating party right after the prayer. Food that we have are as listed below:

1) sio bak from mom
2) white chicken from mom
3) red egg from mom
4) noodle soup from mom
5) lor pork hand from Aunti
6) ang ku from Aunti
7) bi ko from Aunti
8) miku from Aunti
9) fried chi cho bought from outside
10) etc

 

Everyone eat till very full, and everyone got to ta pao home as well as the food prepared were a lot.

 

My husband and I travel back to Penang after everything completed and we reach Penang around 3+am. Both of us were real tired and fell asleep within seconds once touches the bed.

WorldVision Child Sponsorship Programme

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Child Sponsorship
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I have heard about WorldVision Child Sponsorship Programme sometime ago through MyFM. Have been thinking to sponsor one child as it is not too expensive but no action taken untill 14-Jan-09.

 

On this day, I’m listening to MyFM as usual on my way home from office and I heard that WorldVision aims to sponsor out 3,000 children through its International Child Sponsorship Programme in 3 months time which is from January to March 2009. In other words, they will need to look for 1000 child sponsor per month or minimum 34 child sponsor on daily basis.

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This advertisement has again inspire me to sponsor a child to help. I browse through WorldVision Website to know more about this programme. After reading some of their information, I have decided to take action to fill in their form to sponsor a child under WorldVision and I’m paying them RM50/month through CC.

 

You may also gather up few of you and your friend to share sponsoring a child instead of sponsoring a child individually if you are really interested but not affordable by your own.

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It is as simple as 4 Steps to sponsor a child now.

 

1. Fill in how many child you wish to sponsor and from which country of your preferences
2. Select your preferred billing cycle and payment method
3. Fill in your personal details
4. Fill in how you found WorldVision
You will then download a form to fill in your credit card detail (if you are paying by CC) to be fill in and fax back to WorldVision.

After 2 weeks from my subscription date (28-Jan-09, 3rd day of CNY 09), I have received an email receipt from WorldVision mentioning that they have charged to my CC.

 

I’m just back from hometown today evening after CNY break. I opened up my letter box after back home as I’m away for 1 week during CNY. I’m so excited that I finally received details of my sponsored child now. My sponsored child is a 3 years old boy from Thusalushaka, South Africa. He lived in a single parent family with his mother. His mom is currently unemployed.