Thursday, March 31, 2016

Goodbye RealRewards

It has been ages since I signed up for RealRewards. I had received emails from them before but I couldn't get in as I forgot my password. Wanted to call them but I kept on procrastinating. Yesterday, I was browsing through my old cards and I found my VIP RealReward card. I went to the website and hoping to get my password right. 

Tried a few times and I gave up. But I call the customer service. I was told to wait for her call but she didn't call at all. 

This morning, I called the customer service again. This lady was more efficient. She checked my card number and ic number. I was told that my record was not in the system.

How come? I had not been using it for more than two years and so my record was gone for good!
I won't sign up for it anymore.

Found this sole letter dated 2004 when they sent me my VIP card.

All along, I thought that the points never expired.
My very big mistake!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

My BIL and SIL

This BIL is my hubby's eldest brother. He studied and graduated in Sydney. He married a German girl and have two grown-up sons. 

They always make a trip back to Malaysia practically once yearly. I have known them ever since I met my boyfriend then. Each time they came back, I would play host to them.

But unfortunately they didn't get to attend my marriage as it was not convenient. Both were teachers then. Now, my BIL has retired but my SIL is now a lawyer. 

I had been to their house in Newcastle in 2002 and I met them in Sydney in 2010.

Recently, they came back to attend a wedding. It's my SIL's (my hubby's youngest sister) second son's marriage.

I met them at the wedding dinner in Taiping last Sunday. They stayed back in Taiping and came to Ipoh on Wednesday. This time they didn't stay at my place but at my BIL's (my hubby's youngest brother) place.

Last Sunday

Early morning on Friday, my BIL called me and asked me to take them to Sam Poh Tong to visit his late parents' rest place.

They usually want to visit this place every year to pay respect to his late parents.

Then I took them to GP to take their breakfast.
After consuming the BKT and wantan noodles, they took a rest.

In the evening, we took them for a scrumptious dinner at Pusing Public Seafood Restaurant.

The next day, on Saturday, I took them for a breakfast in First Garden.

Before I sent them to the railway station to catch the ets to KL Sentral, we dropped by at CJ to say goodbye to his brother.

The train arrived and it was scheduled to leave at 11am.

My uncle picked them and they stayed a night in PJ.

Now, they should be at the hotel.

Soon, they will be flying back to Australia.

Goodbye for now, my dearest BIL and SIL.

Hope to see both of you again soon...

next year...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


My next holiday is gonna be Scandinavia. 

 I had actually loved to tour USA but the time is not convenient for me. I can only leave the shop for some time provided someone is around to do do my chores at the shop. 

 So I picked places that would coincide with my boy's holiday. He's kind enough to let me go for my trip. Thanks, my boy. 

I will be going with my SIL and my girl who happens to be on holiday at that time. 

Really looking forward to another great holiday!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Petron card

I used Smiles card for many many years. At times, I lost my card. So, I applied for new ones. Actually, they were not lost but being misplaced by myself.

I was surprised when one day, all came out when I did spring cleaning. What did I do? I distributed to my kids. Yet I still had that habit of misplacing. So I kept on applying. One day, I had to check with the petrol station and started getting rid of some of them.

Now, I'm more careful as I keep them in my purse.

Talking about the Petron card, someone dropped his card at my shop. I just left it at the counter but nobody seemed to claim it. It had been lying around for a couple of months and instead of throwing it away, I had an idea.

I used the card to pour some petrol and got the receipt. There were 1200 points. I went to redeem stuff from the convenient shop. Total RM13.50. So I just paid RM1.50. With two packets of foodstuff, I gave one to the station attendant. He was surprised.

On my way back, I passed by the usual Sunday recycling centre. I gave the other packet to the person on duty. He thanked me but I should thank the person who lost the card.

My first experience of this kind. I felt that I shouldn't use the points for myself. Thus, donating it to others in another way.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Missed Her Grandma

Jean came back for the weekend and I thought of taking her to Cameron for a short break. But she refused to go anywhere except Taiping. Why? She definitely missed her favorite grandma.

On top of that, when I sent my mum back to Taiping last weekend, she had forgotten her 'tongkat'. So it's a very genuine excuse to give to the boss.

So off we went. I drove slowly while chatting with my girl. Instead of taking 45 minutes to reach as usual, I took whole 1 hour. I wouldn't speed when I drive and talk.

Firstly, picked up my mum. She was glad to see her 'tongkat' again. Before we went for our lunch at the Casual market, we made a short visit to my aunty. Recently, she's not in favor of 'buah tangan' so I guess a little 'sincerity' is the best. She is an ever cheerful aunty.

Went for our lunch and then decided to go back as Jean had to travel back to KL on the same day. On the way to my mum's place, I finally made the effort to have a look at the Spritzer Eco Park in Ayer Kuning. It was a hot day and mum couldn't bear to walk too much. So, I will go again and explore it on my own one day...
At least, mum was happy. That's the most important of all!

See you again soon, mum!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

My weekend fun

My friend in Taiping whose daughter got married yesterday had invited some of us to the wedding dinner held at the Flemington Hotel. 

My mum, my girl and I hopped into my Ipoh friend's car to the place.

The dinner was supposed to start at 7pm but it was late. Started at about 8pm and lasted for about 3 hours.

Our friend, the bride's mum, surprised us by inviting us to the stage to dance with her. She managed to persuade us. We danced to the beat of the music and we had so much fun!

My friend was so sporting as she led us to the dance.

After about half an hour, we had to move on to our next program.
We had birthday celebration for both of our KL friends while 
listening to oldies sung by the singer at the 'Old Days' in Taiping.
See, my mum was enjoying herself too!

The next morning, we gathered again at the casual market for breakfast.
I had curry noodles which is my all-time favorite.

It was a hot day but it didn't deter us from trying the tandem at the lake garden.
We paid RM5 each for half an hour. 
It was my first time cycling the tandem with my friends.

We had an awesome fun time!

Before my three friends continued their journey back to KL, we had a tea break at Kong Heng Restaurant in Ipoh.

It was my pleasure to treat my KL friends and also my Ipoh friend with her hubby who drove us to Taiping.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Busy March.

Today is the first of March. I started my day being busy.

First and foremost, I did an online shopping. I shopped at Melaleuca, not just under my account but also under my girl's account. Actually I manage both accounts on the first of every month.

Next, I cleaned my dogs' space. Gave them biscuits as breakfast. My routine...

To the kitchen I went and prepared lunch for myself, my girl and my mum.

Before I ended the morning session, I vacuum-cleaned all the three rooms. This was the first time I ever used the vacuum cleaner this year.

Feeling satisfied and I had cooled down, I quickly took a bath and then had my lunch.

It's 12pm and I had to start working at my hubby's shop.

Upon reaching the shop, my very first task is always my daily statement which I have to prepare.

Done with it and I was ready to give the salary and wages to my people. I had prepared beforehand a few days ago.

Next, another important task is to get those impending cheques ready. I handled a few companies and I like to get those cheques prepared early.

Also other usual stuff to be done.


Well, it's indeed a very busy month. This Thursday, I will be attending a meeting cum dinner.
On Saturday, I will be attending a wedding dinner in Taiping. Since it will be late after the dinner, I will stay at my mum's place. The next day, I might explore some interesting places with my friends.

On the 20th, I will be in Taiping again for my nephew's wedding and dinner. After that, I should be taking care of my BIL and SIL stay at my place for a week.

Next come Cheng Beng day, the 27 March. This is the day when my BIL and SIL will be going to KL before they fly back to Australia....Same goes to all my children. They will be back to KL too.

Hope I'm more relaxed in April...

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