Life, Travels, VLOG, Where To Go

VLOG #1: Mesmerizing Sunset @ Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu

Hi, guys! I hope you’re doing fine today. It’s already May and we all know that this is the month that we have been waiting for – Celebration Month! First of all, I would love to wish all of you Kotobian Tadau Tagayo Do Kaamatan (Happy Havest Festival). Anyway, I didn’t get to witness the grand Kaamatan celebration in Tambunan because I was fully occupied with new blogging tasks. So, Mr. Hubby decided to bring us to Sutera Harbour Resort to get some fresh air and watch the sunset (he knows what’s my favourite view, anyway).

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Food, Reviews, Services, Shop, Sponsored

Food: Tavern Kitchen & Bar @ Imago Shopping Mall Sabah

If you are still thinking where to enjoy your lunch with you friends or loved ones, you might want to try Tavern Kitchen & Bar because this place does not only serve as a bar but also a restaurant that has a wide range of food selection. It is a place to relax as well as enjoy some nice foods while enjoying nice music. I went to Tavern Kitchen & Bar last week, and I brought along my Manager a.k.a Mr. Hubby to help me finish the foods (because I’m not a big eater). Here’s what I think about Tavern Kitchen & Bar. It was my first time having my meal there, though.

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Event

Event: Learning The Art of 3D with Casey Jovial

If you are currently looking for a super affordable 3D workshop in Kota Kinabalu, then you should enrol this one-day workshop ‘Learning The Art of 3D’. The workshop which is conducted by Casey Jovial will be held on 5th March, 2017 at Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu. Read more to find out the price, and more details about this workshop.

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Beauty, Nails, Reviews, Services, Shop, Sponsored

Beauty: Maniqure – The Best Nail Spa Salon in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

A set of well-groomed nails are an essential part of every woman’s look as it makes women feel good about themselves. Thus, professional manicurists can do wonderful things by creating beautiful designs, extensions, and reconstructions to ensure complete comfort and satisfaction. At Maniqure, you can get all these services done without having a single regret.

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Reviews, Services, Shop

Food: KoKi Bandung @ 1Borneo Sabah

KoKi Bandung has opened another outlets in 1Borneo, and we were so lucky because the place wasn’t crowded because it was 5 P.M. LOL! The eatery is located on 1st Floor, Lot F833A. Just opposite the elevator. Unlike their outlet in Alamesra, this only occupies one small lot that and it only serves a very limited choice. Still, if you’re craving for the best Ayam Penyet in town, just head to KoKi Bandung in 1Borneo.

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Online Shop, Reviews, Shop

Shop: Get Your Christmas Gift from ROCK Gifts & Book Centre

You know it’s hard to do your Christmas shopping when it’s almost Christmas. The city will be packed with people who are doing their Christmas shopping as well as buying things for their kids. As usual, the traffic jams are going to be the worst – you spend more times inside your car, stuck in the traffic jams. That’s why I dislike doing my Christmas shopping in the city as I find it’s giving me a torture, a headache, and wasting my times. LOL. I admit I don’t like to waste my time waiting or stuck myself in a traffic jam. Long queue? That’s a big no no!

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Life, Rants, Thank You

5 Reasons Why I Love Giveaways
The giveaway craze started off when I saw my former high school mates’ posts on Facebook where they take photos of the things that they have won from some giveaway contests (they also got themselves freebies and samples from big big companies). I found it’s pretty interesting that I asked them (Loretta, Nyet Sang, Julie G, Cherry Ting, etc) about it, and how can I get these freebies. The rest of the story? We end up tagging, and flooding our Facebook timeline with these giveaways, trying our lucks to win some of them. 🙂 

Reason #1: …because I never thought I’m that lucky!
My intention to join the giveaways was to try out my luck as I’ve never won anything from any giveaways prior this. I never expected it to turn out to be this fun, anyway. I receive freebies, samples, and giveaway items almost every week, and then I found out that I’d better blog about all the things that I got from these giveaways. Mr. Hubby also encourages me to blog about the things that I got from these giveaways. Thank you, dear. 🙂

Reason #2: …because I’m surrounded with good friends.
Nevertheless, I also received few negative feedbacks from a few people. Some of them say that I was just flooding my timeline with nonsensical things. Perhaps they thought it was impossible to win those giveaways. Yet, I’m grateful that my friends have always tagged me with interesting giveaways, and even support each others. I feel really blessed to be surrounded with these people.

Reason #3: …I need materials to keep my blog updated.
These giveaways have provided me with latest items which I can try, and write a review about the products. I have also made some friends who share the same passion as mine (and my fellow former schoolmates). It’s pretty challenging because I need to improve the way I write my blog, examine the product’s features that I need to put here, and I need to improve my English (I’m aware that I have problems with my grammar, anyway).

Reason #4: …Marketing Strategy
Why do these people opt for giveaway? It’s because they are looking for us to do the ‘marketing’ for them. It’s pretty hard to gain more followers and reach the targeted market without this kind of marketing strategy. Would you go ‘like’ a page if you didn’t find anything that might catch your interest? The giveaway is another marketing strategies that would help the businesses to reach their targeted customers. When you got something from their giveaway, then it’s your responsibility to tell your friends, and family what you got. At least you don’t have to listen them nagging because you spend so much time flooding your Facebook timeline just to win yourself a giveaway (but you ended up win nothing).

Reason #5: …Sharing is Caring
I’ve always posted the things that I won on my Facebook, Blog, Instagram, and Twitter. Enough to inform the host of giveaways that I have received their gifts. It’s also an act of gratitude and appreciation, anyway. I don’t think it’s wrong to boast or show-off what you have won. I believe in sharing is an act of gratitude, and such act would lead to having more chances to grab next giveaways (or ended up being sponsored by people who would love you to write about their products, etc.).  

…Apart from those 5 reasons mentioned earlier, I can always get new things on my make-up table. It feels great when sharing these items with my hubby. I feel proud when he gets compliments lately. Bini dia jaga muka dia bah…

Till then. Have a great day ahead! 🙂
Life

Officially Taken
Photo by Snap Me! Photobooth
Phewww… I finally got time to blog again. I had a very long and tiring weeks for the wedding reception which was held a few months after our very traditional wedding ceremony in May. We choose to have our wedding to be a more traditional one. Senang urus dan tiada perlu pening kepala pasal baju. I feel lucky to have my mom-in-law (MIL) who is a linangkit-maker. All those linangkits worn by us are made by her. She also made my (and my sisters-in-law) lilimbo.

We would love to thank those who attended our wedding reception last Saturday (26 July). We’re so happy to have you at our reception. We would also wanted to apologize to our friends who were not on the list (sebab kuota untuk kami adalah amat terhad terutamanya kalau ada keluarga yang amat besar). Not forgetting to our families who helped us from day 1 until the end of that evening. We would also love to extend our gratitude and appreciation to God Almighty, Angela Jung, Felix T, staff of Novotel and 1Borneo Grand Ballroom, Pr. Rison Sodundu, Pr. Shuking Gadaun, Rey Kimara (SuriaFM), Dennis Wong (Snap Me Photobooth), Jimmy Tan (Lakut Production), Celistine Imbun (Celistine Photography), Danny F Malinggi, Georgia Joy Binisol, Ivye Alexandra, Khai Puma Jamal, Casey Jovial, Jr Balanjiu, Betcy Michael, Ronney Bikin Panas, Douglas (Pusakag Production), Chervy Oceanneyra, teachers and friends of MUAH Studio & Academy, our colleagues, friends and family members for being part of the evening. Siou nung au kena mention ngaran dikoyu di sini. We need to check the photos and video later untuk ingat balik semua. Last but not least, we’re very happy to meet our uncles and aunties who have just returned from the States dan sempat juga attend the reception. We would like to thank our friends who have informed us that they couldn’t attend to the reception, too. We appreciate all your good wishes, and prayers. 
We would love to thank those who have sent out their wishes via SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook, etc. – Esther Applunius (Siou, darling. Belum sempat sia mo reply your private message.), Constantine Vitus, Petronella Suan Orow, Sharlene Dani, Sherwin Wingkut, Jeff Ignacio, Leon Dison Banting, Gilda Joeplik, Wanda Wemeylda, Jason Jack Bullah, Jerome Tan, Jasmine Andrew, Norman S John, Imeelda Joprine, Kimberly Richard @ KimButt, Febby V, Fanny Merlyn Sakandar, Daphne Laurel Fernandez, Casey Jovial, Tsaisuke Tsai, Aunt Candy Enochs Benggon, Sally Nyuk Oi Ling, Marlleynney Fane, Celine Low Kim Lan, Nicole Blanche, Acis Stonne, Jackson Jibit, Dennis Dean Patrick, Suzanne Tompok, Jessica Rampas @ Nur Ain Atiqah, Fiona Albert Sarama, Zodee Eden, Zoe Albertus, Erica Edwin Fernandez, Diannie Othoe Kayar, Doria Janiur, Tai Oi Yee, Rani Benggon-Charuruks, Flocy C, Grace Kabinchong, Devereny Disin, and Mark Mojitoh. Sia tau ada a few sia terlupa tulis. Siou.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
p.s. Makeup Artist? I am my own Makeup Artist. No kidding.
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