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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.


Malaysia Sale 2009 – Calendar of Events July 18, 2009

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malaysia-mega-sale-carnivalAs mentioned in my earlier post, the 4th of July till the 31st of August marks the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival. Below is the Calendar of Events from today will the 21st of August.

July 18

TESCO Extra, Plentong – launching of event

Boulevard Shopping Complex, Kuching- launching of event

1Borneo Hypermall, Kota Kinabalu – Live concerts

Queensbay Mall, Penang – Handicraft Bazaar

July 19

Queensbay Mall, Penang – Shop Till You Drop Contest


1Borneo Hypermall

Centre Point Sabah

Kompleks Karamunsing

Wisma Merdeka

Star City North ( Asia City)

Plaza Wawasan

City Mall

July 20

Queensbay Mall, Penang – July 20-30;  F&B Week

July 23

KB Mall – July 23-August 10; Asia Brand Fair


Boulevard Shopping Complex

The Spring

July 24

Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur-  24-26 July; Summer Street Fest

Bukit Bintang Shopping District-  24-25 July; Samrah Festival;

July 25

Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur  – 25 July; Cut-A-Thon endorsed by The Malaysia Book of Records


Gurney Plaza

Island Plaza

Queensbay Mall, Penang

August 3

One Utama, Petaling Jaya – 3 August: Fashion Fair

The Gardens, Kuala Lumpur- 3 August; Fashion Fair

Plaza Pelangi, Johor Barhu – 3 August ; Fashion Fair


AEON Tebrau

City Square

Pelangi Leisure Mall

August 4

Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya-  Midnight Sale

August 8

Sutera Mall, Johor Bahru – August 8-9; 1st Anniversary Celebration

August 14

City Square, Johor Bahru – 14-23 August; home Decor Fair 2009

August 21

Plaza Pelangi, Johor Bahru – 21-31 August; Merdeka Bargain sale


Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival

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malaysia-mega-sale-carnivalThis is the season for the Malaysia Sale again! Its a time for a lot of events and bargain in the country. For the Mega Carnival sale, there will be 11 malls that will be offering great discounts in Klang Valley itself. So, whatever items you’re looking for from bags, clothes to equestrian apparel, I’m sure you can get great bargains during this season.Even the leading airlines here in Malaysia have pledged their support for this Mega sale by offering excess baggage allowance for passengers flying out of Malaysia through Malaysian airlines and offering a ” No Admin Fee” campaign from Airasia. I’m sure a lot of tourists are ready to flock the country again for this great event.

I’ll be posting the Schedule of events and activities for this Mega sale next time.


Tesco Or Giant? July 1, 2009

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These are the two hypermarkets in Taiping. And yesterday, we had the ‘privilege’ to visit both in a day.

Yesterday is actually our grocery day where we try to do our monthly shopping. We visited both hypermarkets because there are some things because there are some items that my Hubby needs for the car that are not sold in Tesco. But our main grocery shopping was done in Tesco.

So, when we went to Giant, we indeed saw the big price difference of the things we bought from Tesco like milk, diapers and etc. I’m sure there are other things cheaper in Giant as well, like the car stuff that my Hubby bought but, for personally for me, a lot of things are cheaper in TEsco. Or maybe, I just really like TEsco better, the store Layout and etc. Most of the Giant hypermarket’s I’ve been too are usually a bit disorganized and confusing. But in fairness with Giant Supermarket, they do have more choices in meat and frozen products.

What about you? What’s your favorite hypermarket?


Remembering the Blessings June 30, 2009

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Have you ever experienced being on a shopping spree and you don’t have to pay anything for it? Not even a single cent? Yes, we did! And until now I can’t help but thank God for that experience.

They were my Hubby’s long time family friend and we saw each other when we visited one province here in Malaysia. They’re a very nice family, sweet and their kids which are older like our kids too. They wanted to take us for dinner so, they fetched us from the place where we were staying. We didn’t have any idea where we were going out for dinner but they took us a a shopping center instead. Then our friend said, ” We want to bless you family. Please don’t refuse our humble request for you to choose clothes for the whole family and we pay for it.” We couldn’t help but be humbled and touched by their gesture. We told them that they don’t have to do that, but they gently insisted that we do not refuse their way of blessing us. Wow… they indeed have such a generous heart. On the other hand, we also didn’t know how to react on their kind gesture. But they’ve always been telling us that it’s okay and we could get whatever clothes that we like for us and our kids. Honestly, we had a bit of difficulty in choosing especially knowing that we were not the one who were going to spend for it. BUt we managed to finish choosing our clothes and our kids’ and were happy about everything. Imagine, shopping clothes for the whole family in one day!

That was indeed an experience we’ll never forget – God’s favor and our friends’ generosity.


10 Ringgit Shoes June 26, 2009

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Have you ever bought a 10 Ringgit shoes? I just did and I’m so happy and satisfied with what I bought. It’s actually just the high heeled shoes that I’ve been looking for to match with my Punjabi suits and Sarees. I could remember that my Hubby took me to the shopping mall last month and asked me to buy a pair. So, I ‘obediently’ searched for my perfect shoes but the ones I like cost more than 40RM. And there were ordinary shoes that were sold from 20-30RM. Even if they’re cheaper but I don’t feel satisfied with it. So, I just told my Hubby that I’ll just have to wait till I get the perfect pair rather than just buying and not feeling contented with what I bought.

And I’m sure happy that I does pay to wait because  I bought this 10 ringgit shoes from The Store . Actually, it had a 70% off price tag which explains the cheap price but good quality of the product. So, now I have a nice pair of shoes to match my punjabi suits and formal wear.


Where to Eat Out? June 24, 2009

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mcdonaldsI just love to eat out… One factor for this may be because I’m not a very good cook . 🙂 But I guess, I got this love for eating out from my family back in the Philippines. Our family also like to eat out and make it as our time of bonding and fellowshipping.

So, whenever we have extra budget, our next question would always be. “where are we going to eat ?” My Hubby and I would always start out our options with a new places to eat but then at the end we would still end up with our usual favorite fastfood or restaurant. I guess one factor that stops us from really experimenting with different shops and food is that we’re afraid that the shop might be too expensive or  maybe the food won’t be nice.

So here is our list of our usual places to eat here in Taiping:

1) McDonald’s : I don’t know why I never get bored of Big Mac

2) Pizza Hut : I love their affordable combos which really leaves you full and very satisfied.

3) Old Town Coffee: I just love their coffee

4) Olden Days Kopitiam : Their Rendang is very nice here!

5) Casual Market: anything and everything Malaysian under one roof

6) Ah Rahman: When we crave for Roti

7) A noodle shop in Pokok Assam: for the best curry mee I’ve ever tasted

8) Tesco Food Court: whenever kids are hungry after our grocery shopping

Any other suggestions?