Monday, September 12, 2016

Applying Australian Electronic Travel Authority for Tourism Activities

Visiting Australia has always been a hassle-free, at least for the travel visa application lol.... Many years ago, when I visited Perth with my sister, we applied the travel visa via online and I was thinking, this got to be the most convenient government services that I ever encountered. Think about saving the hassle to visit the Embassy, not to mention the terrifying KL traffic and parking woes!!

Image credit: https://www.gapyear.com/articles/215790/the-ultimate-3-week-australia-itinerary

As I am visiting Australia again soon in coming October, again I visited the Australian Immigration website to apply for the travel visa, which is actually called "Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)".

This is the website for the online application: https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETAS3/etas

​What is an ETA?
An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) provides authorisation to travel to and enter Australia and is electronically linked to your passport.

It is for short term stays for tourism or business visitor activities.

Business visitor activities do not include work. If you want to do short-term, highly specialised, non-​ongoing work in Australia, you can apply for a Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (Subclass 400).

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Get the best out of Pos Malaysia Postal Solutions for Parcels

While many people complaining about the service of Pos Malaysia every now and then, I have been a satisfied customer of the parcel delivery services offered by Pos Malaysia. Since 2014 when I started to sell my unused and unwanted stuff online at dirt cheap prices, Pos Malaysia has been my trust-able delivery partner. (▰˘◡˘▰)

Being an avid user of the Pos Malaysia parcel delivery services, I have also came to being familiar with most of its postal solutions. It's an advantage to be knowledgeable because then you can make the right decision on which postal solutions that best suit your needs. Almost all the time I went to post office, there would be at least two or three persons inquiring about parcel delivery and would get confused due to the various options available.

image credit: http://www.themalaysianmirror.com/pos-malaysias-revenue-rises-15-per-cent-to-rm1-7-billion-in-fy16/

But you don't have to be the confused person. I'm going to share here the comparison between some of the postal solutions for parcels that I commonly used, and my personal reviews and experiences of using them. (◑‿◐)



Pos Laju

Pos Laju is the national courier that offers affordable price in courier services. You can either pack the items yourself and pay according to the weight and destination, or you can also opt for the Prepaid Envelopes (or Boxes, if you have bigger or heavier items), or referred to as 'Prabayar'.


Monday, April 4, 2016

Party with Bananas from various countries...

When you traveled to a new place or country, one thing you cannot forgo is the food and special local delicacies. For the past almost one year, I have traveled to few countries, and one thing I couldn't help but noticed is, the similarity of how banana is being 'popular' haha...or maybe just banana flavour (─‿‿─)



Seoul, South Korea

Visiting Korea? Then you mustn't, mustn't miss the famous Binggrae Banana Milk o(^∀^*)o This milk quickly become my favourite drinks during my trip there that I had it almost every morning!!! Easily available at any supermarket or convenience store...



Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dear Malaysians....you do not need a Visa to enter Japan!!!

Fuji-san and Kawaguchi-ko

Slightly more than a month earlier: "Honey, let's go to Japan..."


Japan has always been my dream destination, so finally!!!!!! I was so happy I wanna cry o(^∀^*)o

As the flight booked was just about a week away, I was busy searching for hotels, planning itineraries, packing the luggage; completely forgotten about the travel documents!!

Not till the last few days before the flight, I suddenly thought of travel VISA....omg do we need Visa to enter Japan??? With less than a week away, even if we were to apply then, the approval and issuance could take some time!!

So I asked a few friends who have traveled to Japan recently...and what they told me was, "if your passport cover is hard-plastic sealed AND has the 'chip' logo on front cover then no need Visa..."

Which was god damn it the new Malaysian passport issued since 2 years ago I think...hb has no problem then coz he just renewed his passport, but what about me?? My passport was issued in January 2013, has the 'chip' logo BUT has no plastic seal whatsoever ( ̄□ ̄)  (I learnt later that the logo is actually the 'ICAO' logo lol)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The best of Pretzels at Pretz n' Beanz



Love Life. Love Coffee. Love Food.

These three little sentences, although short, is meaningful enough to what sets Pretz n' Beanz apart from normal café. Note that the logo is a blend of these three elements:
✿ Pretzel on the left
✿ Coffee Bean on the right
✿ The Chinese character "人" (pronounced as "ren", which means human)
The Pretzel and the Coffee Bean are tied together in a heart shape, which symbolizes the their love and passion for both pretzel and coffee. The Chinese character "人" expresses their love for human race, thus they serve people with love from their heart. And thus love life, love coffee, love food  (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)♥♥



I went to the Mont Kiara outlet on last Saturday noon (16 January 2016). Set amidst the trendy landscape of Solaris Mont Kiara, Pretz n' Beanz serves scrumptious, soft pretzels and freshly brewed coffee all day long, in a fun, trendy and cosy ambience. A trip to a good café always make me in a cheery mood -- the aroma of freshly baked pastries, the fragrance of freshly brewed coffee and tea, accompanied by delicious food and friendly crews.

And delightfully, Pretz n' Beanz has it all o(^∀^*)o

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