Monday, October 3, 2016

How many days does spring last?

How many days does spring last?
It was April, it was spring.
We spent a good 10 days in South Korea for the training.
This year, I embarked on yet another career path.
As a freelance travel agent. Destination, South Korea.
The opportunity knocked while working for ARI.
Due to super duper fluctuation over the exchange rates, 
this year ARI has decided to bring their annual training,
which usually held in the UK to the South Korea.
The person in total charge, ahem, of course Mek Kelate :)
It's rather a bloodcurdling experience as far as I could recall.
I was put in charge on the whole aspect from  buying those tickets,
to planning the itinerary to communicating with Korean side,
to booking University Hall, to determine the activities to be done,
simply put, I had to take care of everything,from A to Z.

First and foremost, I'd like to thank the Korean-Muslim community for their extraordinary involvement to make sure we have a great time in South Korea. 

I can't imagine handling this group of 30 government personnel without your assistance.
I'd like to extend my appreciation to the Korean side
who had been an incredible help to me. 
They assisted me in so many way.
Special thanks to Seoul Mosque for everything they provided us. Special thanks to Imam Abd Rahman for his time with us, Bora and Seoul Mosque committee, thank you so much.
Imam Rahman
 Through this event, I met many lifelong friends and two playful yet charismatic appa.
Malaysian appa & Jeju appa.

Thank you so much Colonel Shahrir for helping, facilitating and guiding me. 
You've been such an extraordinary incredible god sent help to me :)

Miss Samiyah who look like Ailee (well at least to my eyes) 
 Thank you so much to the Dongguk University for letting us using their hall.
Prof Ismail & Miss Samiyah, I trully appreciate your gesture coming all the way from out of Seoul to meet us at Dongguk Univ.

I'd also love to express my heartfelt appreciation to Prof Bashir Kim Dae Yong for personally having us and Dr Yong for assisting and guiding us around Jeju. Truthfully, for without you, we would not be able to do all the visits. Prof Bashir is so charismatic & Dr Yong is so charming!
Visiting Jeju Islamic Center,founded by Prof Bashir himself.
Making sleeping arrangement at the lodging.
The participants freak out as they learn they'd be
sleeping on the ondol floor, Korean style sleeping arrangement.
Exchange gift
BBQ time
With Dr Seo Kwang Young; our impromptu guide.
Most of the time, I'm guiding him about Jeju XD
There was an exhibition by Artist Kang Yo Bae

The artist, Mr Kang Yo Bae we get to meet, all thanks to Prof Bashir.

Just look at the celebration arranged by Prof Bashir Kim, my Jeju Appa now :) kkkk
Visiting appa's Univ, Cheju Halla University.

Jeju Canola Field
wearing hanbok at Suwon's Hanok Village

wajib la visit embassy kannnn
I'd definitely love to return back to spring Korea again for vacation.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Sebenarnya dalam pencarian buku "Lost & Found" aka "Hilang & Jumpa".
Tak semena terjumpa lah satu kedai buku online.
Ini sudah bagusss!
Saya ni bukannya hantu buku atau ulat buku punnn..
buku teks sekolah & uni dulu-dulu pun, jarang khatam..
Bila dihantar oleh Acik sebagai wakil ke Big Bad Wolf, 
alamakkk,macam ikan jalan atas darat jadiknya..

Tapi bila terjumpa kedai buku online ni rasa menarik pulak.
So, ape lagi,..sharing2 sajee menawarkan ribuan tajuk buku terbaik dalam Bahasa Melayu.
ada diskaun berganda, 
penghantaran PERCUMA ke seluruh Malaysia 
servis yang cekap & mesra untuk para pelanggan.
Kalau kata buku rosak, katanya akan diganti. PERCUMA, okeeeii!
pastuuuu ada jugakk Hadiah buku & kejutan istimewa

sooo ape lagi! JOM ke BOOK CAFE!
Jangan lupa sign up, manfaat berganda2!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Optimisticly Jobless

Currently I'm taking break from my position as RA at ARI. 
Hopefully I'll be inspired to edit many of the drafted post I have.

Jobless hopefully not hopeless.

My health have been deteriorate since I'm working as RA.
This job, although sounded so easy breezy trust me, it's gonna eat you up someday.
Seated almost 12 hours a day, I got bloated!
not to mention staring at the PC monitor all day long,
driving across the country to attend meeting (or actually as driver only),
last trip where I have to carry around gigantic luggage,
my back pain was unbearable anymore,
hence I took off.

As now, for my pocket money,
I focuses on my online business and baking.
Say what, I bake!
I'm a self-taught baker and I tried baking because
 I miss the brownies from Kartika Sari. hehe

Bandung oh Bandung

This post should have been posted late last year,
but I've been busy handling so many projects up until now.

Late last year, I had the chance to participate in the FourA Conference. 
Indonesia, specifically the Department of Accounting, 
from Faculty of Economic Universitas Indonesia was the event's main organizer.
It was the 16th Annual Conference of the Asian Academic Accounting Association, 
where the participants discussed on issues related to
The events was held on Nov 15-18, 2015 at Holiday Inn Hotel, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.

Over the course of 3 days, I managed to visit some of Bandung top attractions.

1. Accommodation: We chose Progo Hotel. 
Booked family room ( 2 single beds & 1 queen) -Spacious, 
inclusive of free breakfast & free wifi, 
the location; strategically among & within walking distance to many factory outlets.
Value for money- Recommended!
Progo Hotel, open air concept-dining hall.
Bandung is a heaven for foodie like me.
So many to try and to eat.
Hummingbird cafe is one of the many specialty cafe.
The wooden interior gives off the vintage feeling,
and bird cages symbolizes the hummingbird hence the name, I guess.
Hummingbird Eatery
Jl. Progo No. 14
Bandung 40115
Phone: (022) 4212582

Another one top place to visit is Kawah Putih, a volcano crater.
It's actually a living volcano, a stable one though.
The color of the sand noticeably different in certain areas,
it is because it changes accordingly to the sulfur level.

During the trip I managed to visit Dusun Bambu, and many more place but I couldn't figure out where I places the pictures anymore....aigooo

Anyway, here's the picture of our delegation to FourA.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Guest post by Acik, my sister.

a day filled with strolling and food with your beloved sister can never go wrong!
to brighten up our Sunday, we aimlessly went around and end up at a few malls!
firstly, we did some shopping at Kenanga mall.

then, we went to Nu Sentral & while looking for a place to eat
we decided to enter Peranakan Place on the 5th floor
aaaandd guessed what,
I've found the tastiest,yummiest and delicious asam laksa evaahhh!
not even kidding! taste like home-made food!
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the spicy and sour broth is so nice,you can just taste all the seasonings and flavors, 
portion is very reasonable considering it cost only RM12.90!
i am literally still drooling while writing this haahaha
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plus it has nice decor & also cozy.
strongly recommended for those who are looking for great asam laksa dish
i am definitely gonna revisit!

Our next stop was Dolly DimSum also inside the Nu Sentral,
I've heard about it before, and been eager to try it out.
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Besides their great dimsum, the restaurant was prettily decorated too.
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 Not to forget, Dolly Dimsum salted egg yolk bun is so good!!!
hot steamy bun with caramelized egg yolk fillings makes me so happy!
Definitely coming back for those "yolkie" bun!