Monday, October 31, 2011

Increase blog traffic using Nuffnang and Innit

ME EXCITED.

I've just signed up for Nuffnang!
You know that sensation when you have that sudden wave of inspiration or motivation? Where you just can’t wait to get into action?

That’s exactly how I’m feeling now.

Can’t let anything distract me now before that burst of motivation dies down. So I have approximately 10 minutes to get this post down pat.

I am so excited because I’ve discovered amazing and fun tips and advice on Nuffnang and blogging as a whole.

I know last time I did complain about not getting any benefit from Nuffnang but looking back, I admit it was partly (or more like completely) my fault.

I did not try and find out as much as I could about Nuffnang. I realized there’re actually so many ways to make use of the various features on Nuffnang. Today, I’m excited to say the least that I’ve just unearthed so much that I did not know about Nuffnang before.

I do read a lot, and I mean A LOT of material on blogging and how to generate income through it. It’s just that the material I read (usually from StevePav and Problogger) is on a global level. That means to say that the tips and advice are not exactly specific to my niche (not like I have a niche to begin with – exactly my point). There are some really, really good posts on blogging I HIGHLY recommend to be read:

How to make money from your blog
How to build a high traffic website (or blog)

Okay, enough liao la. If not all of you will go to their blogs and none will finish reading this post =(

Last time, my favorite past time would be ravenously devouring everything I could about stuff like this and sometimes (more often than not) get information overload. That’s because my brain is always in a flurry when I get bouts of these unorganized… uh… reading… uh… craziness. I just read and read and read.

Yeah, I can go on and on for hours. Anyway, the first time I signed up for Nuffnang, I didn’t really read what it was all about because amidst all the registration and code generating and ad pasting, I was also reading other material from a thousand and one other sites. Multi-tasking = not the brightest idea.

But I’m glad I did read all the materials and stuff because although they are not step by step instuctions on how to make money as a MALAYSIAN blogger whose blog is a PERSONAL blog (non-niche), they’ve given me a very strong base and extremely good ideas to begin with. The fundamentals are already embedded; it’s just that the structure on top is not built yet.

Skip the last sentence if you don’t know what I’m talking about. Cuz I just realized that I don’t know what I’m talking about either.

*ahem*

And that time, my blog was still a baby. Oh wait, my blog is still a baby. But at least my blog is not as baby-ish as last time. Last time, it was a zygote kind of baby. Now it’s a baby kinda baby. The milk suckling type.

Point is, I didn’t get any traffic = no income, got frustrated, cursed Nuffnang and then took down all their ads.

But this time, I believe it’s a good time to try again since my traffic has increased compared to last time. So…. Yaahhh…

Anyway… I’ve discovered a few SPECIFIC strategies make use of Nuffnang to my (and maybe your) advantage:

1. Submit INTERESTING posts with a highly relevant title on Innit. For me, I think the titling is damn important. No shit. Innit is a very interesting concept I just found out a couple of hours ago. I wouldn't call it amazing, but it's something I'm eager to try. Try to posts as many good posts as you can and hope that you get into the top 10 featured posts. Trick – the more NANGS (in facebook terms, NANGS are LIKES), the more likely will your post soar up the ranks.

2. Use the Innit chatbox to get as many links to your post. Be active, socialize! How hard can it be to socialize on a CHATBOX right? Pffftttt... So take advantage of it!

3. Attend Nuffnang events.

I haven’t had a chance to experience going to one yet. But from the way it looks, it sure looks like fun! And when you join and later blog about it and submit it to Innit, it seems very logical that many Nuffnangers will be interested on how it went. More traffic and more friends - bonus!

4. Another sure fire way to fire up you traffic (at least for the month) is to get chosen as Nuffnang’s featured blogger of the month! Omigosh, I think this particular aspect attracted me the most. It’s a golden opportunity to be their featured blogger of the month! To try your luck,

Credits go to Simple Blogger Tips.

But there’s one thing I would mention is that I don’t really like the Xchange widget. I had that widget last time, and personally, I thought it was a bit of a nuisance. It’s a tad too big and it covers up a significant proportion of my post, so I always have to minimize it to get a clear look at my whole blog. That’s just my personal opinion.

Another thing to mention is that to submit posts to Innit – and subsequently drive higher traffic to your blog - you have to be a Gliterrati member. That means your blog cannot have other ads together with Nuffnang ads. But I was sooo, so, so relieved to find out that Google ads work perfectly fine with Nuffnang ads and do not jeopardize the Gliterrati status. Yes!!!

So yay for me!

Some other humble strategies not Nuffnang-related to increase your traffic:

1. Submit relevant posts to forums.
My 2 favorite forums are lowyat.net and malaysianbabes.net (fyi, this is not a porn website). There’s a shit load of topics there and finding one that fits the theme of your post would be a snap. And I find that if I need inspiration on what to write, visiting forums help me a lot.

2. Post interesting posts on your facebook wall or in the form of facebook notes.
There’s a note application which automatically updates the latest blog posts. So every time you post a new blog post, your fb notes are also updated simultaneously. I tried using this application a few weeks back but decided to stop after 2 days because I felt that sharing EVERY single blog post on facebook would be a bit too… desperate. And again – just my 2 cents. But I don’t mind posting certain posts on facebook which are of interest to my friends. It’s just that most of my friends aren’t really bloggers. So posts relating to blogging – like this post – will not get on my fb wall.

3. And the golden rule of blogging - content is KING.
How true. It's tough to write good posts every time but it's satisfying once you've completed a post you're truly happy with. Worth all the time spent. But since I don't have a specific niche, it can get a bit hard for me. But I'm still going to write useless crap every once in a while.

4. Post bitchy pictures of yourself and bitch about people. Nuff’ said.
P.s: I’ll be submitting this post on Innit. So you know what that means? NANG it people! NANG it! No DANGs ah please. Now to figure out how to add the Nang button to my posts so that you don't need to go all the way to Innit to Nang it.

P.s v2: Tottenham won!!! WOoHOo! RM50 to da man!

Update: Dang, I have to wait until Nuffnang approves me as their Glitterati member before I can submit anything to Innit. Approx one week. Sigh...

Update: Woohoo! Am officially a Glitterati member today! Just posted this post up on Innit. Show some love and help get me some Nangs darlings :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Google Adsense - The beginning

If you might've noticed, I've put up Google ads all over my blog 2 days ago.

I really went ballistic with the ads as you can see. I have one on the sidebar, inline ads after every latest post and one right at the bottom of my blog. I also added a Google Search ad. See the search box on your right? That's it.

Ya, so pretty much everywhere.

I decided to start putting up ads because my blog traffic has been steadily increasing to a point where I believe that adding ads now might be able to generate some moolah.

Last time, when I first started out, I had nuffnang ads on my blog but they were practically useless because of my measly traffic... and some other unknown factors. I might put up nuffnang ads in the future again, like maybe the year end, after experimenting with Google ads.

I need to experiment with what layout works with what arrangement of ads, what content can attract the right traffic that actually makes people click on the ads and... uh... I forgot what I'm supposed to write.

Okay... got writer's block. Cannot blame me, this is the second post for today.

KBAI. ME WANT ICE CREAM.

Some "friends"...

I really cannot tahan when "friends" (more like acquaintances) "invite" you to functions or gatherings or trips or whatever and then you're in a dilemma whether or not to go. But you decide to go because they're your "friend".

So you decide to go for old time's sake. And then when you arrive, the first sign that doesn’t go right is when you come along with someone else, and your “friend” just greets you with something like “hi” and goes all enthusiastic with your other friend.
As time goes on, you're deathly bored there. And you REGRET going because it's really, really, really stupid just sitting there while your “friend” entertains everyone else EXCEPT you. Plain stupid decision.

Why invite someone when you plan on ignoring them?

Complete waste of my time.

You want to be close to that person. But, wth, he or she just f***ing ignores you the whole time. And worse thing is when you’re with another friend or in a group of friends, that person totally ignores you. Like giving all his or her shitty attention to the other person or people and isolating you. I don’t know whether it’s on purpose or not, but that is just plain rude lor. And very awkward for that singled out person.

It’s like they’re trying to show off to you that their oh-so-popular and you’re oh-so-not-popular. The worst thing is that every time you’re together with them, they always ditch you.

But you give them chance after chance because you genuinely thhink that you could be good buddies and since your other friends are their friends and vice versa, why not? The more, the merrier.

But nooo. They want to keep ignoring you and make you a fool. And because I’m quite sensitive (something I need to work on), my self esteem suffers. I start questioning and doubting myself when I really shouldn’t. I’m unique. And if people can’t accept that fact, it’s their problem.

So I’ve decided that these people are not worth my time. I won’t expend any more energy on people who don’t like or don’t accept me.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday night

Ma hands hurt like hell.

Played snooker and lou fu gei at Uncle 2 in the afternoon. And later at night went to Ipoh for bowling. There were a crazy amount of people bowling. So put our names on the waiting list and passed the time playing pool. After 2 games of pool, finally had a vacant bowling lane for us. Feels good to bowl although I only got 2 measly strikes over 2 games =( Tarak form lagi la.

Now me fingers numb numb. I cry cry. Sob sob. Kawaii, kawaii. Sad, sad.

And I had KFC and McD today. What the f***. But it good man. Long time tarak makan McD la brother. Makan fries and sundae sampai jelak.

I suddenly am not liking burgers. Didn't even touch the filet'o'fish my brothers bought.

So just got back and I'm dead beat tired... NOT.

I'm not tired la. Still raring to go even though it's pass 12 midnight.

So no surprise that I failed to complete my lectures today (I mean yesterday, but I still feel it's friday when it's technically saturday already. But subjectively it's a friday for me. Got a problem with that???). 6 more to go. I guess I'll put my brainless brain to use now. Before that, I need to go to the toilet first.

Merry night!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Self-studying insight

When people ask me what I'm studying now, and I say "self-study at home.", they then give me that "oh" kinda expression.

And then most start doubting me. Ya I know my STPM results suck because I was lazy to study. So why should they believe that I can pass ACCA all on my own right?

I think that some of them actually look down on me or take pity on me(?). I mean, I have 5 other siblings and it's not fair if I use up all the money on education for myself.

Self-studying for your tertiary education at home? No proper college or university, no proper education environment. It's not in the norm, so they find it hard to understand.

I sometimes get really tired of explaining to them, when I don't really have to. And I didn't know how to act when they gave me that look.

But yesterday, I realized that convention means absolutely nothing. I've recently met some school dropouts that lead very, very colorful lives. They're soo good at things they choose to do. It's just that they're not intersted in books. That's all.

They have so much confidence and lust for life. Exploring every part of life and what it has to offer.

It's very inspiring watching them go through life. Best is, they don't give a damn to what others think.

So I learn that this is my life and I get to do whatever I want with it. About my choice to self-study, I just let those who doubt me doubt, let them think what ever they want. It's my choice and my life has never been more joyful.

I have so much free time at home. My schedule is very flexible. Good hometown food, free accomodation, familiar environment, amazing study material and entertainment (I've just realized that Kampar has a lot of entertainment provided you go with the correct people).

Contrary to what I thought last time, I've been hanging out with people dear to me A LOT more often than I thought I would. I've been going on trips every once in a while too. And most importantly, I find I don't have much distractions, so I can properly concentrate on my studies.

Also I have time to improve on other aspects of life and explore other opportunities that come with the advantage of controlling my own time.

I mean, if I were in university, I doubt I'll be getting braces or blogging this frequently or saving this much money.

I guess the circumstances now are such that god wanted me to experience self-studying when all I wanted to last time was to enter uni. I have a feeling that there's something about myself I need to change and the best place to discover that is home.

And once I start accepting the now and always seeing the glass as half full, only will things that I really want flow to me. Who knows, maybe I'll be going off to college next year because the circumstances are right (right frame of mind, financial freedom, discipline, right attitude).

I don't know what I'll learn finally when this episode is over, but I'm beginning to see the light in everything.

Ok, off to complete my notes and finishing up ALL the lecture videos today. 7 to go! If I finish'em up today, I can start on the past years by tomorrow.

Ta!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Deepavali!

Soo tired.

Hung out at Remy the bulldog's house for a few hours crapping nonsense. Then later, Meitheng, Remy and I went to Pushpa's house for Deepavali. 2 other girls, Mabel and another very familiar looking indian girl was there. Both of them didn't seem like they recognised me, so I didn't make any initiative to ask them.

Oh, oh, oh! Pushpa commented that I looked thin and pale. Yay! I was called THIN! To hell with the pale word. LOL. I am an optimistic person. The glass is either full or half full =P

Anyway, didn't do much there. Just sat around watching TV (gawd, some dramas are sooo... stupidly dramatic) and ate cookies. So after having an Indian late lunch at her house, I met up with JB at Uncle 2. The place was dark and air conditioned and really... I dunno... nice? You can spend hours there playing like a zombie. It's pretty addictive, especially when winning. Duh. Gambled for the first time and won RM20! Woohoo!

Imma treat KFC tonight =)

Can't wait to play again. But I must remember not to push my luck and get too greedy.

It just rained very heavily just now. It's stopped now, but still thundering a little. I hope it stops completely tonight. I really wanna go to the pasar malam!

Which reminds me, I need to finish up 3 lecture videos before I go.

I'll stop now because I need to poop.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

KL day trip III

I shan't bother titling my post "KL DATE TRIP WITH MY LOVE SO SWEET KAWAII LOVE LOVE MUAH MUAH CUTE CUTE SHY SHY" or write lovey dovey, mushy dushy content about today's KL date because I am way too full. And feeling obese doesn't exactly make me the most romantic writer.

We basically went gallivanting around KLCC and Petaling Street. Had fish porridge for breakfast with yau char guai (terrible spelling, but so long as you get the meaning, then keep your smart brains to yourself).

Later in the afternoon, watched What's Your Number which I felt was a bit draggy even for a girly girl like me *ahem*. But the company's all that matters ;)

We spent most of our time in KLCC just strolling around. Didn't really buy anything. I mean wtf can you buy there la? Other than rotiboy...

But we had a really nice dinner to compensate for that =) Had tomyam lala, prawns, sotong and ikan pari at Petaling Street again. A LOT for two people. Seriously very full, but it was good =)And surprisingly at an adorable price too. Wait. At an affordable price too.

That shop is located next to Hong Leong Bank, which is opposite the porridge stall. Only thing is that seafood stall opens from 5pm onwards. While the porridge stall caters for breakfast and lunch.

Am I confusing? Cuz I'm confused.

Sooo... anyway... on the way back to Kampar, we witnessed a burning car along the highway. The WHOLE car was literally in flames. It's like in the movies. No shit. And it was raining at that time. NO SHIT MAN!

Okay, I need to shit.

Goodnight!

Shit la, why is the game loading sooo slow??? Machikedee...

Monday, October 24, 2011

F***

Aaarghhh...!!!

I need a life!!!!

I cannot rot in this hell hole anymore!!!!!!!!!!!

I need something new!11 I wasn't born to get stuck at home and stupidly study fucking man made nonsense!!!!!

FMFWTHKEWHDN!!!!

No backing out from braces

I will not back out from getting my braces! I've come to far to quit!

I shall not let the illusion of pain stop me!

F***, so dramatic.

Knowing too much about the procedure is not a good idea. Clarisse was telling me about the procedure. And what the hell man, before even putting on the braces, I am expected to have to go through 2 sessions of pain. Teeth cleaning and extraction. That's not even putting on the braces yet! @#$%

But why the hell does cleaning your teeth hurt "like hell" (in Clarisse's own words)? I asked my mum about the teeth cleaning process, and she said that it's gonna hurt. I don't know by how much. I guess it depends on the individual. Like the gum's gonna bleed or something. But then mum told me that the gum heals pretty fast, like 3 seconds or something. My brother has a high treshold for pain. So I hope it runs in my blood.

I did clean my teeth at the dentist before but that was a long time ago. And I don't recall any pain at that time. Maybe because I was such an idiot last time (still am now) I didn't know what the dentist was doing. So because I had no idea how it was supposed to feel last time, there was no pain associated with the experience.

Now, I'm a big girl. And the older you get, the more you know. And the more you know, the scarier everything gets. Even if it's actually all in your mind.

But you never know until you try right? So whatever...

I suddenly have no fear. Cuz writing about pain, uncannily erases my fear. What the...

Sooo anyway...

I have to finish as many lecture videos as I can today! Because it's gonna be a busy busy week ahead =)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I suddenly have a craving to make chewy, cholate chip cookies. Maybe I'll make a batch at the end of the month after getting my monthly allowance to buy ingredients.

My little sisters love'em. And I wanna give some to other small kid friends I made recently too.

Sharing is caring. Tralalala..
Got this recipe from Joy of Baking.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe:1 cup (2 sticks) (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar

3/4 cup (160 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups (295 grams) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups (270 grams) semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) with rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the white and brown sugars and beat until fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in eggs, one at a time, making sure to beat well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat until incorporated, adding the chocolate chips and nuts (if using) about half way through mixing. If you find the dough very soft, cover and refrigerate until firm (from 30 minutes to two hours).

For large cookies, use about a 2 tablespoon ice cream scoop or with two spoons, drop about 2 tablespoons of dough (35 grams) onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake about 10 - 14 minutes , or until golden brown around the edges. Cool completely on wire rack.

Makes about 4 dozen - 3 inch round cookies.

Note: You can freeze this dough. Form the dough into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze and then place the balls of dough in a plastic bag, seal, and freeze. When baking, simply place the frozen balls of dough on a baking sheet and bake as directed - may have to increase baking time a few minutes.
I've made chocolate chip cookies before. But I have been searching for a recipe that yields large cookies where the batter really spreads in the oven. So I'm really looking forward to trying this recipe out.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Twangg!!!!

I've spent so much money in like 2 days.

Bought 3 pairs of contacts from I-view. The monthly type. RM40 which is cheaper than the optical shop besides Watsons. I-view had stocks ready at hand, so no waiting for days to get my contacts.

Finally bought a pair of white mini shorts. I like it =)RM44. My striped blue Giordano shorts, which was like my all time favorite is getting very loose. And the looseness is really puffing up my rear end. So my butt looks like twice it size.

Other miscellaneous things like fast food, bubble tea(Angel and my honorary drink everytime she comes back from KL) and hair conditioner.

Yah, Angel came back the day before yesterday. And we discovered something related to boys that really led to some drama rama! I hope Angel can pull out of it A okay. Oh, and she also taught me a technique to massage boobies. LOL!

So anywayyy...

I had a pretty awesome day today =) Although I think I'm getting sick of KFC.

Oh yes, I also bought 3 bus tickets to and fro kl. Which leads me to...

Loverboy decided to come back yesterday =) Yey ya! But the KL date trip is still on next week. Yey ya again =)

Our longest streak would be 12 days apart now I guess.

So anywayyy...

I'm done with 2 lecture videos. Interesting man. 3 more to go. Yah, I aim to do 5 a day to complete the syllabus within this month.

I am gonna enjoy this weekend ;)

Bib bib.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Yo~ Kappeeesshhhhh....

One more week to go until the Deepavali holidays! Wee~ This stretch of 16 days will make it the longest time we've been apart.

Imma nearly achieving ma stuff! I'm hoping to bang it all out in 7 days. Wee~ I don't expect you to understand what I'm writing. I will only fully interpret it after the Royal Assent.

The F4 paper is a law paper. And it's something like debate + I forgot what I wanted to say. Anyway, law in english is sooo interesting and sooo much more entertaining.

And Debbie Cross, my online lecturer is sooo good and sooo sophisticated! Tonight, I'm going to finish at least 1 lecture and print out notes. That leaves me ahead of schedule. Wee~

Then go skip rope in my newly arranged room. Break as much fat as possible before hitting the sack!!! Rawr!!!

ok. BYE!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

WeeeKaboom~

Yesterday and today, I ate the same type food at same intervals.

Breakfast: Cheese paratha with some mayo spread. Made myself. Its yummeh mummeh. But I felt like puking after that. And cold apple cider vinegar as my morning drink. Made it the night before while it was hot. I put half or what I made into the fridge yesterday. Today, I found out half of what was there was gone. I was left with a quarter. What the...

Lunch: A slice of marble cheesecake.

Tea snack: Slices of pears and oranges.

Dinner: Maggi mee. Again, yummeh mummeh. I love my maggi. I just love it. It's like it's so nice and bouncy and... it's so nice. And so fluffy. And I love it so. It's so nice, it's so fluffy, so bouncy. It's puffing with yummeh-ness. It's just puffing. Like it's puffing with bounciness. Like it's so nice...

I make a very bad food reviewer.

In conclusion, tea snack was the healthiest meal of the day.

Sooo... yeah. Glad I bought the Digi easy prepaid card! So worth it man. Free calls from 12am to 6pm to all your "buddyz". I've been abusing the free calls service for 2 days straight ever since I bought it.

I've started on my F4. I aim to finish the syllabus by the end of October. And then start on past years as soon as possible.

Ok, bye.

I love abrupt ends.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Like whoa! Secured braces.

I have finally secured my braces *sniff* happy tears *sniff*

I just got back from my CBE f3 exam in Ipoh yesterday and I passed! That paper was the most crucial one to date. It's a matter of braces or no braces.

So, I have officially completed 3 papers (knowledge module) in 4 months. Wee~~I am so farking relieved I tell ya! Farking, farking relieved. Liked really farking relieved.

Anyway, here're 2 weeks worth of updates:


  • Watched Source Code and The Moon. Super awesome movies. Very awesome. It really grips your heart and exposes our innate human fears in a very... uh... It's just good man. Go download it or something if you haven't seen'em. Life will never be the same again. At least for a few days until the effect wears off lah.



  • Went to the UTAR Festival of the Mind.


  • I asked Kaylynn about braces. I am soo glad I talked to her. She had her braces at Dr Foo's dental clinic in Taiping at a super farking affordable price weh. I have decided that I will be going to Taiping for my braces now!

    Sooo... today, I made my first ever dentist appointment by myself =)

    The last time I went to a dentist was like at least 5 or 6 years ago. And that was to watch my brother...uh... do something to his tooth. The last time I remember anybody doing anything to my teeth was during school. You know the government nurses who come to school to check your teeth? So I had tooth filling!

    Yeah, I don't know why I had it either. What does filling your tooth mean? Does that mean I have a hole in my tooth so they fill it up with white clay? Does that mean I have cavity? I still don't know. Not even to this day man.

    And I was always scared of the thingy that sucks saliva outta your mouth. The saliva sucker. It felt like air is forced into your mouth. You don't know whether to swallow your saliva or to just leave it. Feels so hollow.

    And the whizzy thing that makes me feel like the dentist is drilling into my teeth. Turns out it's a plaque scrapper thingy... to scrape off plaque. Eeew.

    People are afraid of the unknown.

    So anyway, am I afraid of going to the dentist? No. I think. Shouldn't be. I just turned 20. So I can't be. That would be embarrassing. Last time I was scared of the dentist, I was also scared of girl monsters under my bed. I will not elaborate further or I won't be able to sleep in my room tonight.

    So anyway (I'm using those 2 words a little too often now), I called Dr Foo's dental clinic. She's my dad's cousin which makes her my aunty =) The receptionist with a warm voice answered. And boy, is Dr Foo popular. She's full until early december! But the kind receptionist (with a very, very, very familiar voice. Could be Dr. Foo's sister-in-law according to my dad) managed to squeeze me in on the 29th of November. So good la.

    I asked her about the rate. This is what she told me:

    RM2500 INCLUSIVE of teeth mould and braces fixtures for upper and lower teeth and the braces itself.

    It's RM100 for the mould, RM250 each for lower and upper fittings and thr rest which I assume is RM1900 for the braces themselves. Payment of RM100 per month until RM2500 is fully paid. And anything additional, like for the retainers or the time exceeding the standard 2 years is free.

    Omigosh. Angels are singing. No wonder she's so popular. People from KL and Penang and god knows where travel down to her clinic man. Not to mention, her skills are really good, so I heard.

    For tooth extraction, the receptionist said that they will refer me to other dentists. I guess Dr Foo isn't young anymore. She's 10 years my dad's senior.

    But still, I don't mind. I've asked a few of my other friends with braces or have worn braces and devoured forums about braces. Found out that the average cost of braces ranges from RM4000-RM6000.

    Until I asked Kaylynn lah that is. But I think her rates last time are cheaper than mine lah. Her one is like RM2000 for the whole thing only. Exclude tooth extraction I think. And pay RM50 a month only.

    Most of my Perak friends did their braces at Ong Dental, Ipoh. RM4000 for the treatment, RM200 for x-ray and around RM100 for tooth extraction. That means RM100 one tooth extraction ah? Dunno lah.

    Anyway, I think I'll be doing my tooth extraction at Ong's. I hope I don't need to pull out 4 teeth. That is a lot of teeth. Seriously.

    OK. Got writer's block.

    BYE YO~
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Working at Genting Q&As

    VERY OVERDUE questions.

    Was looking back at my old comments and I forgot to answer these comments about my Genting post. Sorry! I feel evil for not helping those people who asked for help from me. Anyway, better now than never. At the very least, people can refer here for reference.

    Anonymous said...
    Hey, thanks for sharing your experienced... I'm decided to work at Genting as GSA... Will interview at Genting this Saturday... Probably,
    1) What kinds of question their will ask us during the interview???

    Haha! Mine's a special case! I applied as a croupier. So they asked me to do BASIC mental mathematics calculations. Like what's 24x12 or calculations even simpler than that. Even if you take like 5 minutes on a single calculation, it's very likely that they will still take you in because the demand for employees is very high.

    But I think the most important thing about applying for croupiers are whether you have sweaty palms. The interviewer asked me to open and close my hands 10 times (or was it 20?). Then leave it open while I did the mental calculations. After about 5 minutes, she checked my palms. I passed. Your palms do not need to be extremely dry. So long as its not excessively sweaty, it's okay.

    But after the interviewer heard me speak good english, the interviewer asked me whether I would like to work as a gsa which offers a slightly higher pay than a croupier. So I accepted. I guess if you wanna apply as a gsa, just speak confidently and you'll get through. Questions are easy enough. And the interview I went for is an interviewer interviewing 2 people at the same time. So less stress that way.

    2) Is that we need for the 1st & 2nd interview???

    Nope. I only went for 1 interview and they offered the job to me on the spot. They'll give you a paper with everything on it. Like when you need to go up Genting to report, what you have to bring and things like that.

    For those who have worked there before, they'll put you on a waiting list because they will want to check your past records.

    For those who want to apply for higher posts, there could be a second interview session.

    3) How was the salary paid per month???

    Genting banks it straight into your Maybank account. If you don't have a Maybank account, they'll ask you to open one.

    4) I'm already graduated in my diploma but my diploma certificate is being process... My college will make the offer letter for my interview... Is that Genting will accept my interview without certificate but with the offer letter???

    Genting doesn't really care about your qualifications if you're applying for core positions like GSAs, croupiers and cashiers. You can come in with your SPM results and they'll most probably accept you. No worries! But for higher posts like PR, then ya, qualifications could be important.

    5)If i'm been hired, should i wear a formal attire for the reporting day??? (for Male)

    No, you do not. Casual would be fine. Basically, what goes on during the reporting day is that you are directed to the Human Resource department in... oh crap... I forgot which hotel. I think it was the Genting Hotel. Don't worry, there are signs and lots of other people there with you. Once there, you report yourself and fill up some forms. Then they'll take you to your accomodation and get your uniforms etc.

    Sorry for such a lot of question... Thanks again for your experienced... Hope can get your reply as fast as possible...^-^ All the best for your future and study!!!

    Next question.

    July 27, 2011 6:57 AM
    Vivi said...
    hi im going to genting interview as GSA next week so would like to ask u someting if u don mind ^^
    Do i nid to wear formal attire to interview? n isit vy hard to get tis job? thx

    Wear properly can already lah. I wore jeans and a collared t-shirt. It's very easy to get the job=)

    I feel like working as a croupier because of their coolness with cards. Yeng dao~ Maybe I'll apply as a part time croupier some time in the future =P

    Scratch

    I don't know what happened last night. I was scratching myself like crazy for hours into the night. The itchy feeling was annoying. My bed was clean, I was clean (I think). And the itch wasn't a normal insect bite itch.

    It's like you feel itchy somewhere. Then you scratch it but the feeling doesn't go away. Then the itch travels to another place. Like its teasing you or something. So you scratch and scratch and scratch some more. But you don't get that satisfying feeling after a good scratch. Cuz it's still there! All you're left is red claw marks on your skin. Like the itchiness is everywhere but you can't put a finger to it. Or it's a few inches inside the skin. Omigosh. Torture I tell ya.

    Managed to fall asleep at 3am after 2 hours of scratching. Weird, because I'm not the scratchety (self-made word) type of person.

    And then I woke up with a wheezing cough in the morning.

    So I made sure I gave myself a really good shower after I woke up.

    Now, I'm perfectly alright. No cough, no itchiness. Nothing.

    I think I got abducted last night by aliens.

    KTHXBAI. More updates this weekend.

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Like... real short.

    I am sneezing like a leopard.

    I don't know how that came about.

    Anyways, I had a packet of ramen and mangoes for dinner. And lots, I mean A LOT of water. Like a gallon. At least. After that I felt like bursting. I thought I would die when I finally reached my room. Like I had to lie down, face into pillow to curb tummy explosion.

    I then went into coma.
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    Ok, the last sentence was a lie.

    But that was how full I was no kidding.

    So anyway, here I am crapping in my blog for my entertainment... when I should be studying.

    I have another exam this FRIDAY. I SHALL PREVAIL!

    Okie. I have a ton of updates and developments that I am very excited about. But I shall write about them after my friday exam. Because if I write 'em now, I will explode.

    I don't know how that came about either. Whatever it is, I wanna compound all da news and BANG! Put'em all here at one go.

    Wee~

    Suddenly I feel an explosion coming. So I'll, like, go to the toilet to free up some space in my body before my intestines... uh... explode.

    Ta people!

    I just realized that most of my friends don't have blogs. SAD. Boohoohoo!

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    Short update

    Remembered that I said I wouldn't blog until my exams are over? I've just realized that I'm either too prepared or too lazy.

    Lately, as in starting from yesterday, life has become a mixture of boredom, anticipation and stress. But it's okay because I know I can have my life back in full swing once these 2 weeks is over.

    Exams trap you in your own little mind. You can't do anything, except study, without a cloud of guilt hovering over you. Typical exam symptom.

    I've just completed a set of F2 questions just now. They're recycled past year questions so I can say that I've quite gotten the hang of it. But I can't seem to shake off the thing I'm missing something.

    Right now, I will go and print out another set of F2 questions, maybe embark on one long style question, and park my big butt down at my study desk for the next 2 hours.

    Ta.

    Sunday, October 2, 2011

    Nananana... yeah...

    Just got back from Kao Wong Yeh procession. Me dunno how to write chinese characters. No blame me ah.

    It's been a long time (slightly more than a month if my failing memory does not fail me) since I've seen a trance ever since the passing of a great swami in Kampar.

    So I was pretty excited to watch the procession. It's been really long (like more than a year) since I saw a real procession with trances and stick-poke-through-your-face trance.

    So... yeah... that's about it.

    Moving on.

    Remember the failed red velvet cupcakes I made last time? Well, being the persistent demon, a week or two back, I decided to make another fresh batch of cupcakes. This time I used the normal butter cake batter as cupcake and topped it off with chocolate cream cheese frosting. Tasted so much nicer! Because I followed the instructions properly =D

    Mowgli hard at work under Boo's supervision.
    Cooling on the rack.
    Chocolate cream cheese frosting! Sweet and creamy. Will definitely be making it again :D
    Un-frosted butter-vanilla cupcakes.

    Tadah! Decorated with colorful hearts :)
    Vanilla-Butter Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.

    Last pic before signing off.
    I chose this pic because it's unique. See how "deformed" my leg is? LOL. Seriously, I don't know why it turned out like this. FYI, I am a normal human with normal legs.

    And also FYI, this will be my last post until my f2&3 exams are over which will be done in 2 weeks time. So ta! Live the good life :)