MJ, my room mate was her accomplice. It was Wednesday morning, I was about to bath but MJ told me to first go to the guards house, I'm picking up someone. I didn't bother to ask as I was still in the midst of dreamland and reality. I just obeyed. At the guard's I saw her waiting with her suitcase. To my joy, I almost hit her but then we hugged and headed inside.
I really thought this year will be my most serious boring birthday ever but then it turned out differently.
Sister brought me a luggage with a LOT of gifts from friends and family. Clothes, accessories and loooove letters! I am overwhelmed!
She stayed with me for 4 days. And we did visit a few places here in Malaysia.
We went to KL City Gallery where the largest masterpiece of the Kuala Lumpur City Model can be seen. It also serves as a Tourist Information Centre.
5. If you missed to book Universal Studios in advance, ask from your hotel/hostel. They usually give discounted rates. We got ours for 69 sgd from the regular 74.
How to go to Bukit Bintang (from Kelana Jaya Station-LRT)
1. By LRT, go down at KL Sentral
2. Transfer to Monorail and go down to Bukit Bintang or Imbi Station. From there, you may start the stroll.
Even before I move to Malaysia, it is one of my goals (an item in my bucketlist) to buy my own dotcom blog. Well, it’s been years since I started blogging. Maybe, it’s about time to level it up a little, though I feel guilty of not updating for quite a while.
So, to make it straight, now my blog is www.clumsyclariss.com. I purchased it via godaddy.com for 45 ringgit (540Php or 12 USD). May this push me to write more quality posts. And, to share my worthwhile experiences as I move abroad.
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For those planning to get your own website, you can visit godaddy.com and see if your preferred name for website is up or already taken. If you’re lucky enough, you can then proceed to payment and setting up of your site.
To set up your site, you may find this link helpful: http://helplogger.blogspot.com/2014/07/how-to-set-up-custom-domain-in-blogger.html
In my case, I purchased domain that is clumsyclarissdotcom. But, my platform is still under Blogger. Meaning, it’s still my old blogger blog only without a blogspot on the url. Meaning, same layout, posts, widgets and stats.
Right now, I’m experiencing lost comments and FB likes for all my posts. I hope to retrieve it soon. What I did was migrate it (via disqus comments) and change all my urls linked to each social media accounts. Still waiting. I hope it works!
If you have tips to share, let me know.
I don't consider myself a person who will do anything to buy the latest gadget in town. I can even go in life with just a functional call and text hand phone. But, when i saw the overwhelming electronic gadgets at Plaza Low Yat, the largest IT lifestyle mall in Malaysia, I lost control.
|Crossing off the bucket list: Petronas twin tower!|
Petronas was in my bucket list for one reason. It's featured in the 1999 movie Entrapment starring Zeta Jones and Connery!!! Nah! Well, aside from being featured, my reason basically was, obviously it's the sum total of Malaysia. It's an internationally recognised landmark in the world. They say one haven't seen Malaysia without seeing the Petronas. Oh well, it's kinda true. The tower was so grand, detailed and interesting in person. But behind the construction of this symbolic tower and why it became a symbol is the next question. Here are some few interesting facts about the tower:
1. The whole complex was built on a former horse racing track.
2. It took 6 years to complete the towers. Cost: 1.8 billion USD!!!
3. Skybridge was designed as a fire escape.
4. The pinnacle on top of both towers took more than 19 weeks each to make.
5. The main occupant of he towers are: Accenture, Al Jazeerah English, IBM, Carigali Nasional Berhad, Mckinsey & Co, TCS, Krawler Networks, Microsoft and Reuters.
The twin tower can sure be amazing during day time but the view is waaay better at night.
Petronas Twin Tower is located at Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
To dig more info or if you plan to climb up the tower's skybridge & observation deck, head on to: http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/
It’s like a reset. And, it’s sooo. very. egggzoiiiting!
Now, let me share you my first week here.
“I believe in miracles…” I can’t help myself not to sing out loud. It was beyond my expectation.
Pantene 3 Minute Miracle came to our doorstep just in time before I finally move abroad. I was packing my favorite clothes along with few toiletries when I heard someone knocking. The man handed a 70ml golden conditioner tube.
Café in the Sky is a coffee house located in Mt Cabuyao, Benguet, which is near the location set of the popular teleserye Forevermore. Since the Forevermore fever hit the country, Café in the Sky started to become a must visit tourist destination when in Baguio.
Manila, Philippines , 6th February 2015: Global online food delivery company Foodpanda announced today that it has fully acquired Singapore-based Food Runner, which operates the brands Room Service in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, and in the Philippines, City Delivery. Already in leading position in most of its Asian markets, foodpanda additionally acquired competitors in India, Pakistan, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Bangladesh. This follows the series of acquisition in Europe, giving foodpanda the leadership in South East Asia, next to its other core markets in India, Russia, Brazil, and Mexico.
Those who were born in the times where library and museums are the only means of research, (Yes, I’m raising my hand.) you know there’s a big difference then and now. Before, old paintings, artifacts and deteriorating books, that seem to speak of its own history, can easily fuel interest and excitement. Now, since we are on a digital age, you cannot just expect that same level of interest from younger generations, which is sad because it actually eliminates the need for libraries or museums. Good thing, Lopez Museum and Samsung partnered to give us a digitally enhanced museum experience as they open its first exhibition for 2015, entitled Propaganda.
Acne is one thing that most, if not all of us, hate but will encounter at least once in our lifetime. I know it’s frustrating and embarrassing especially to girls to find it on your face on a special event, say prom or a valentines date with your crush. So what we do is we try many things to conceal or get rid of it by pricking it on our own. But then, we fail. And all we get is deep ugly scars that last a long time.
If that’s your case, fret not, we’re on the same boat. I too have tried a lot of remedies in the past that fail and just made my skin worse. It was depressing! Good thing there are treatments available nowadays that can get your acnes under control. And SkinTrends, the acne authority, shared to us facts about acne and how to treat acne the right way. You’d be surprised, because much of what we know about acnes are just plain myths.
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I’ve been a fan of road trip and fun under the sun travels. I liked it more when I’m faced with extreme activities like when I swam more than a mile in Olongapo.
You see, I didn’t care much about getting really tan. It’s also not a big deal if I missed to put on sunscreen or moisturizer. As long as I’m enjoying it and there’s nothing so serious then I’m fine. Until one day, my very own skin yelled straight to my face.