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Taiping PC Fair August 3, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — momof3rdculturekids @ 4:45 pm

Finally, my most awaited PC fair has ended. We went there on the 1st day itself and found the place to be so crowded already. I think their choice of venue was a bit too small for a big event like this.

We had a few things to buy on our list but because of the great crowd, it was quite a challenge to look for those gadgets. But we still didn’t leave the place empty handed though because we were able to find a good computer speaker with a great discount! We truly think it was a very good buy and not to mention of great use to our video presentations for small group meetings.

But for those who were on the look out for notebooks and netbooks, the fair would have been a ‘haven’ for them. I saw an HP mini netbook there for only 1,300 RM but comes with a free external DVD rom, optical mouse, hard drive, blank Cds, and a lot more! There were also very cheap printers with a lot of freebies attached too!

So, if you’ve missed the PC fair this week, there’s a 2nd leg coming and you might be there for it. Check out the schedule HERE.


4 More Days Before the PC Fair July 27, 2009

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I’m having a count down now for the upcoming PC fair. I’m actually excited and curious at the same time as to how low the prices can really get. We’re not planning to shop till we drop since its the era of economic crises ( LOL!) but it’s just timely that we needed some of these gadget stuff like for a 1 or 2 GB micro sd ( would you believe that we’re only using a 512 MB SD card and it’s not ours by the way), some ink cartridges or refill for our printer, an optical mouse and hopefully a portable dvd rom for my netbook. Well, it all depends on their prices now. Hopefully, we could get everything within our budget. Do you want to know how much I budgeted for this? When I told my HUbby about my budget, he just laughed it off and said, ” You must be kidding!” Hahahah! So, I guess my budget is far too low and far too embarrassing so I won’t be sharing it here in the web..LOL! Well. nothing is impossible and all the BEST to me!



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WHAT: Malaysia Internation Commodity Conference and Showcase 2009

When:  13-16 August 2009

Where: Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), Selangor

Theme: Commodity as an Industry

Come and Visit the largest commodity showcase in Malaysia!

Malaysia International CommodityConference and Showcase ( MICCOS) 2009 is organized by the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities. You will have the opportunity to witness both downstream and upstream commodity products, latest technoligy, developments and also have th chance to take advantage of business and career opportunities in the commodity sector.

Besides the commodity showcase, there will be a number of conference and seminars aimed at disseminating knowledge and information on the development of plantation and commodity sector. Other activities that will be held include sales of products by SMEs and fruits harvested from integration projects, career development corner and walk-in pre interview for job seekers.

About 50,000 visitors are expected to visit Malaysia’s premier commoduty showcase which promises a variety of interesting activities for all. ADmission is FREE!


Everything Online July 24, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — momof3rdculturekids @ 11:13 pm

I’m continually amazed by the online world. We can get to buy everything online now, even the famous Malaysian Nasi Lemak! 🙂

Just a month ago, I had to look for a travel insurance agent because the travel agency that gave me the free travel to Northern Thailand ( my contest prize) required every traveler to have one. So, I asked my Hubby if he knows anyone here in Taiping who sells travel insurance but he doesn’t have any idea too.

That led me to search about it and thankfully, I can travel the travel and health insurance online at a good price. That site is actually Malaysian based and they do all kinds of insurance including life insurance quotes.


Free 1.5L Revive Isotonic

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Good news for all the isotonic drinkers out there! You can get a free 1.5 Revive Isotonic when you chuck out your old isotonic ! Empty bottles or cans that is. You just bring any of your old isotonic and swap it with Revive’s promoters at any of the venues below.

When: July 25-26 and August 1 and 2, 2009.


Klang Valley

  • KL Sentral
  • Sg Wang Plaza
  • Carrefour Kepong
  • Carrefour Subang
  • Carrefour Wangsa Maju
  • Carrefour Sri Petaling
  • Carrefour Klang

Negeri Sembilan

  • Giant Sepawang


  • Sunshine Farlim


  • Carrefour Batu Pahat


  • Mydin Hyper Malacca


  • Giant Kuantan

* Terms and conditions apply

The free istonic is only limited to one bottle per person. Any isotonic brand of any sizes can be exchange.

The ‘exchange’ is only open from 1-8 pm


The Garden

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Our li’l girl has been desiring and praying that our soon to be new house when we move will have a garden. Actually, we are only going back to the country where we will be based in December and only then we will start looking for a house.

She wants to have garden because she wants to plans some vegetable and flowers in it. Oh, I certainly don’t have a green thumb but the idea of having a front lawn for a  house seems to appeal me now. Maybe then through the influence of my li’l girl we can have a small garden, an outdoor sitting place complete with a table, chairs with outdoor furniture covers and torch where we can sit and relax in the evenings.


Maybank Debit Visa Card for Paypal July 23, 2009

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The Maybank Debit Visa card has actually been around for quite sometime now but it was only recently where they enabled it to be  used for Paypal transactions. Actually, I really thought that this service has been going on for a long time, but I was proven wrong as I read through some past reviews of Maybank Debit visa card holders.

Our friend just applied for a Maybank Debit Visa Card the other day and he immediately enrolled it for his Paypal. He’s  just now waiting for his 4 digit code to be reflected on this account. I’m also looking forward to find out whether it’s possible to withdraw money ( from Paypal)  using the same card since I’ve heard a lot of failed attempts from the other in the past.

On the other hand, I would have to try to enroll our Maybank Debit Visa card myself. But before that, I still have to find out whether it’s possible for me to do so since the account that I’m using is a joint account.

Anyways, let me do that now and I’ll update you with the developments later.

Oh, by the way, if you’re using the old black and yellow Maybank (normal) ATM card and wish to have the new Visa Debit Card, you can do so  for a charge of 12 RM.