Jom Draw Something

By now, mesti ramai dah tahu pasal Draw Something nih....memula biasa je tapi skang I dah addicted!!...hahhaha....

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Exactly like kids’ drawings kan?….but its so much fun!!

Lunch in Snowflakes Bangsar South

I love to have lunch here. Apart from the free parking, this is the only place where I can get home-cooked meal, for lunch. My friends said don't blog about this place because it will make even more people come here. But hey, who reads my blog anyway, there's no traffic and ciput followers. I'm blogger picisan so, I think I'm safe.....heheheheh..

IMG_1647 Snowflakes Bangsar South

Snowflakes is situated next to Nelson's (LG level) in Bangsar South. If you ever come here be sure that it's early (like around 11 above) coz it's normally full house around 1 plus. Waiting time is quite slow if you reach past 1.

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The menu looks decent with various selection of food. The price is the best, they're reasonable. They have Daily Specials according to days.

What we normally have:

IMG_1645 Mee Hoon Soup RM6.50

IMG_1642 Nasi Kunyit Set RM8.90

If you notice the plates they’re using, they’re old Pyrex. Like this one above, it’s exactly what my mom has…hehheeh.

IMG_1644 Nasi Ayam Set RM8.90

IMG_1641 Nasi Lemak Set RM8.90

IMG_1646 My fav Iced Tea Lychee RM3

One time we went there I secara kepochinya (naluri juruaudit – can’t help it) telah bertanya ngan cashier (the guy with curls). Dia cakap semuanya home-cooked by the old guy’s wife (sambil pointing to an old guy who is wiping the tables). Then I said patutla sedap……Haish dap dap nyer…..ku akan selalu berada di sana …hehehehe…

It happened to me: Credit Card Fraud

I came back home last Friday just to discover from my credit card statement that somebody had used my card and spent freakin' RM527.86 via Paypal Singapore, buying what? I don't know but the website was Usbfever. After Googling, I learnt that it was an online shop selling accessories and gadgets for Mac and iphone as well as ipad products. The thing is, I do not have a paypal account in Malaysia, apatah lagi Singapore. And I dah ada cover untuk my phone, so thank you lah memang I takkan masuk website tu.

My online transaction pun boleh dikira dengan jari. Peliks bin ajaib betul! The transaction was however, credited a few days after (reflected in my credit card statement). Fuhhh! But unfortunately, I had to bear the cost of exchange rate difference for a transaction that I did not perform (about RM8.38).

Naturally, I called the bank to enquire but apparently the bank said they do not have details to the transaction and it was presumed to be my act. They were like 'takpelah sebab dah ada credit situ kan'. I was like ok fine, and immediately enquired Paypal Singapore.

Serious I sangat noob terima je apa customer service tu cakap. Bila I tanya adik-adik ipar I, semua kata I should call back and categorise that transaction as a credit card fraud and ask for a replacement card. Pasal RM8.38 tu, they said I should dispute sebab selalunya orang mesti nak dispute walaupun beberapa sen! So I called back and asked for a replacement. Eh senang jer, gitu jer...dalam 1 week leh dapat card baru....cuma dispute tu lambat la sebab they need to investigate. Yer, sila investigate sebab I did not perform that transaction!!

Paypal Singapore pulak reply cepat tapi tak dapat trace transaction tu and asked for my card number. Heck no I'm gonna give my card number. So I just leave it to that.

Pengajarannya,

First sekali kalau terjadi benda camni, terus cancel card tu. Tapi in my case, 1 week after (bila dapat statement) baru tahu transaction tu wujud. So, sebenarnya, its not that timely sebab by the time I dapat statement ntah apa yang mungkin berlaku lagi.

Kedua, rajin-rajin kan lah diri tu kemaskini details dengan credit card supaya bank boleh sms/call whenever ada transaction above certain limit. Masalahnya, my bank cakap I tak hapdet info. I macam 'eee...that was the first thing I did when I changed my number la'...(ini you all yang tak buat keje ni, pastu nak salahkan aku pulak)....

Ketiga, dispute, jangan ambil ringan je. Sebabnya, there is a possibility of re-occurence (bak kata adik ipar I, maybe monthly,or annually)....orang amik duit kita sikit2 lama2 jadi bukit.....

As at today I am still waiting for my dispute form…diorang ni dah lupa gamaknya….

Churros in Molten Lava, OU

I love Churros. The last time I had was in Melbourne (read here). Dah lama tahu pasal Molten Lava ni sebab search kat mana nak carik churros kat KL nih. Akhirnya I sampai jugak OU (setelah berzaman tak pegi OU). Churros sangat best!

IMG_1634 Chocolate sprinkled and Cinnamon Churros

The shop is small but they have various choices of macarons.I just wanted my churros. Nasib baik la ada.

IMG_1636 Spoilt with choices of macarons

IMG_1635 Bergambar kenangan di depan Molten Lava

IMG_1637 Menu aka price list kat Molten Lava

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Material is like Muji?

I went to the one in Empire Mall, Subang. I think this shop is like Muji but the main problem was I didn't get to take any pictures of the things inside the shop. I was like...erghh..I want to blog about this coz it has got really cutesy stuff. As soon as I was about to snap a picture, the salesgirl said 'no cameras are allowed, there's cctv here'.

IMG_1633 Material Empire Mall Subang

'Fine', I said.

Then I asked, 'do you have a website?'

She went 'no!' (kinda like no! and stop talking to me). I feel like I'm in prison man. Then I said 'so how can I promo your shop if I can't take pictures?'

And then I left...(then again, who ever reads my blog?...no point).

So, I just took the outside view picture and leave it to that. And then I found their website here. Such cute and awesome cutesy stuff!!!.....Kinda like Muji and Typo but not to that level yet....(just my opinion).

I guess they want people to go to their website hence no cameras are allowed. Seriously if only she could look away for just a few seconds, I would have taken so many pictures. That happened in Typo (the most awesome and my favourite shop ever).

Lunch in Kg. Baru

If you have time, drop by Kg. Baru for a scrumptious yet cheap lunch in Warung Mak Ipah. I come here to meet my tailor cum aunty, and only when I have fabric to make baju kurung. She does the baju perfectly like I want...so, because I think she's an awesome tailor (plus cheap) my friend came along coz she has a few fabric to make baju kurung as well. 

Warung Mak Ipah is situated along Jalan Raja Muda Musa. It's easy if you follow along the road, it's just a few blocks after the Lorong Raja Muda Musa 4 (on the left).

IMG_0966 Warung Mak Ipah banner

The best thirst quencher here would be the kedondong asam boi. It's heavenly sour and sweet. Soooo......nice!

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The first time we went, we ordered a few dishes and shared.

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Mee rebus Mee Rebus RM4.50

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Nasi Ayam RM5

The second time we went (to pick up the baju kurung), we had:

IMG_1556 Mee Kari RM4

IMG_1557 Sup Tulang with beehoon RM7

Do try if you feel like having authentic Malay food.

A day in Universal Studios Singapore (USS) - part 2 (food and reminders)

When we were there, of course we would need to eat at some point. There are 3 Halal restaurants and they are:
1. Oasis Spice Cafe (in Ancient Egypt)
2. Mel's Drive In (Hollywood)
3. Celebrity Cafe & Bakery (Hollywood)

We had our lunch in Oasis Spice Cafe. The food was mostly familiar to us...kinda like beriani, soto and nuggets for kids. What we had:

DSC_0044 Soto

DSC_0046 Salad – tapi cheese dia masin hence, tak sedap

For dinner, we had burgers in Mel's Drive In. It was a really retro cafe, with a jukebox in the middle. A really great place to chillax while you enjoy the retro songs played.

DSC_0151 Mel’s Drive In in USS

food What we had – Double Cheeseburger, Fish Burger and Coney Dog – My Fish Burger sedap!!

Mel Khas untuk tatapan Kak Mel….heheehh

There are souvenir shops in each of the parks so make sure you get enough souvenirs......but there's always a main shop where they sell all souvenirs (from all parks) so just head to the Universal Studios Store in Hollywood area.

DSC_0104 Awards syok sendiri

After we came out of the park, we rendezvous-ed around the area while waiting for our bus. Bought Garrets and took pictures outside Candylicious.

DSC_0171 Candylicious’s signature Candy Tree

DSC_0172 Amir with Yellow M&M

DSC_0165 Amir with Mr. Hershey and Ms. Reese

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A reminder when travelling here with kids, make sure you have:
1. Wet tissue/wipes - there's no water in most of the toilets, unless if you go to the last end of the toilet, you will find one cubicle that has water tap, other than that, nada.

2. Cookies/Baby biscuits - in case if the kids get bored waiting for you in line, so you should stuff them with cookies or baby biscuits.

3. Plain water - drink lots of plain water instead of the carbonated drinks and slushies. Yes, you should buy just one soft drink and one slushies coz a slushie costed SGD13 and the Bumble.B head costed SGD26!!!.......don't succumb into buying too many water bottles or you will end up like me who kept on re-filling (a refill of soft drink is SGD2 while a refill of slushies is SGD4.50) and then, thanks to the hot scorching sun, all of us were down with flu few days after.

DSC_0038 Bumble.B’s head SGD26

IMG_1599 Slushie SGD13

4. Sun screen - ini bukan gediks, ini memang panas...please apply sun screen coz you will be under the sun all day

5. Sun shades - bring your own sun shades and your kids'....don’t end up like me where I had to spend SGD18 for a freakin plastic shades for Amir.

6. Mini fan - memang panas, if you use one fan when in malls, double up when used here.

7. Prayer room – Adequately spacious prayer room is located in Anciet Egypt Park (nearer to Sci-Fi City). No worries if you forgot to bring your prayer clothes. They have some there.

8. Map – Study the map and plan your visit before you actually get there.

Enjoy your time in USS!

A day in Universal Studios Singapore (USS) – part 1 (rides)

My family and I stayed in Puteri Pacific, JB and thank god they have this package together with USS tickets and transport to get there (even though it was not school holidays). So, this saved my life from buying tickets online, finding transport and other admin things. Just pay in full 7 days before check-in (so that they can confirm with their agent), and don't worry a thing.

So, as that one was settled, I researched on the theme park and strategized my way to make sure that I can fully utilise the time that we had there. One most important note: If you are planning to ride Transformers The Ride, make sure you get an express pass (that costs SGD30) because from what I researched the line could get up to 2 hours..that is, if you go on weekends...I went on a weekday so there was no line!......yeeeehaw!

So, the theme park was divided into 7 main areas; (from right to left of the entrance) and in brackets are the main rides; and I put (K) for kids ride:

Sci Fi City [Battlestar Galactica Cyclon & Human, Transformers The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle]
Hubby, me and Amir took the Transformers Ride (K - with height requirement). It was great! Amir loved it! The ride was basically us joining the Autobots and Optimus Prime as fighters against the forces of evil....

DSC_0030 Transformers The Ride

IMG_1590 Beli kepala Bumble.B di Planet Yen setelah selesai bertarung bersama Autobots

DSC_0032 With Optimus Prime

Next ride was Battlestar Galactica HUMAN (kaler merah). That was the last ride for hubby coz he went dizzy the whole day after this ride. Fortunately, I was alright  and enjoyed the rest of the day (except for the hot sun)….(gedik puteri lilin jap…)

IMG_1589Battlestar Galactica HUMAN and CYCLON silang-silang

Anciet Egypt [Revenge of the Mummy, Treasure Hunters]
I took this ride with sis-in-law. I would say it was the best ride because I didn't feel as intensed and as plunged when I took the HUMAN ride. Whenever the roller coaster plunged, I can still open my eyes, unlike the HUMAN where I had to face the 'gayatness' in day light....hehehe...kira tak aci sikitla ride ni sebab gelap...tapi overall best la, takde la takut sangat. Gambar takdak sebab last minute decision nak naik ke taknak…dah alang-alang kat sini kan, rugi pulok tak naik……

DSC_0115 My boys (but not the tall one ah)

Treasure Hunters (K) was baby Amar's first ride for the day. He had another ride after that and then spent his day in the stroller and slept in it. Thank you Peg Pereggo!

DSC_0136Treasure Hunters is a family ride

DSC_0064 Baby Amar was happy in his stroller

Lost World [Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Canopy Flyer, WaterWorld 'live' show and Dino Soaring (K)]
Ok, sila jangan tertipu dengan Canopy Flyer ride ye. I took this ride with Amir. Magadd, I tell you, bila tengok ada budak kecik mat saleh naik tu takde la rasa takut sangat, tapi bila naik…………………………..I screamed the whole time while my dear Amir just didn't say a thing. After the ride, he wanted to cry and go home. I coaxed him by saying that he had been the bravest person I have ever met (diikuti dengan rasuah dalam bentuk ais krim). After that, he was ok...phew!!!....Canopy Flyer nampak cam tak laju tapi sebenarnya laju and gayat giler!!!...Hati-hati ye!

IMG_1597 Amir tengah beratur. Nampak tak budak kecik kat belakang tu, kitorang ingat ok la ride ni tapi….I macam epic gayat

DSC_0070 Canopy Flyer ride

We didn't ride the Rapids adventure coz weren't ready to be wet. Dino Soarin' kitorang naik second time pusing Lost World. The WaterWorld, we came back second time coz the show was scheduled at 4:30 pm, so we remembered to come back.

IMG_1594 Amir depan Dino-Soarin’

DSC_0057 Dino Soarin’ ride

DSC_0126WaterWorld show

DSC_0123 The crowd that day – tak ramai

Far Far Away [Enchanted Airways, Shrek 4D Adventure, Magic Potion Spin (K)]
We didn't take any rides outdoor...we just went for a stroll and took pictures. I rode the Magic Potion Spin with Amir and Amar It’s a mini ferris wheel so really great for kids.

DSC_0084 Magic Potion Spin

DSC_0140 Fairy Godmother

DSC_0113 Far Far Away from afar

Madagascar [King Juliens (K), A Crate Adventure (K)]
Most appropriate for kids, your whole family can enjoy the Crate adventure coz dia slow je lalu air and King Juliens kinda like carousel.

DSC_0073  Dino head in Madagascar Park

DSC_0097 The lot posing for a picture

Hollywood and New York (no rides) - so we just strolled and took pictures.

DSC_0102 Siapakah?…dia tetiba je datang takutkan I pastu larik….I sempat amik gambr belakang dia jer…

DSC_0021Souvenir stall

DSC_0101 Car stall

DSC_0024 Stall lagi

DSC_0109 Nak pilih topi?…macam-macam ada kat The Brown Derby ni

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