Thursday, September 30, 2010

A new chapter of my life : Working Life

Today marks

A new chapter,
A new beginning,
A new start,

Regardless how you say it, it's the start of my working life.

Bid farewell to the days whereby I can spend the whole day in front of my lappie and facebook, tweet, blog, or just chat on msn.

Goodbye to the times whereby I can go on long vacations that drag over a span of 4 weeks.

Sayonara to my life as care-free student.

*waves bye bye*

If you guys still don't know what I'll be working as, shame on you :P just joking lah~
I'll be a provisionally registered pharmacist, or PRP for short.

Dear readers, I will like to apologize in advanced as I think I will be extremely busy from now on.


I won't have as much time as before to blog-walk, nor will I even have the time to update my blog, but I will try my best to keep you guys updated :)


Wen Yi :)

p.s: I am really lucky because the nice lady in the hospital let me off half a day today as it was my first day of work, plus she wanted me to give me some time to fill up the paperwork required for the government to process my registration as a PRP :)

In the meantime, don't forget to keep the votes going on for MySelangor Story :)

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MySelangor Story| Day 2 - Royal Selangor + Genting Highlands

Day 2!



Wake up call at 6.45am >.<

Picks up the phone and left the recorder at the side.

*rings again for another 1-2 minutes*


Yes, that was the start of my day after me going to bed at 3.45am! Why did I sleep so late? Cause I was busy selecting pictures to upload

Thankfully for most of us, we got some shut-eye time as we made our way from Shah Alam to the Royal Selangor Visitors Center in Setapak Jaya.

Well, for you guys living in KL area, I highly recommend you guys to pay a visit to the centre not only because admission is FREE *really la, don’t need to ask again* but also because it’s a really cool place for you to learn more about the pewter industry.

The staff of the Royal Selangor Visitors Center are extremely nice and brought us around the place while patiently explaining the facts to us. *royal treatment wehh :D*

Employees who've worked with Royal Selangor for more than 5 years get to have their hand prints hung on the walls of the visitor center :)

I would say we’re a little "unfortunate" as we didn’t get much time to walk around the all of the centre as we were running short of time. So if you guys do visit the place, take your time and walk to your hearts’ content :)

Below is an extract taken from the official website Royal Selangor Visitors Center indicating the many sights to be visited.

"The tour begins at the Gallery. Learn about the company's pioneering past and its transformation to a world-class company. Its fascinating Pewter Museum and astonishing two-storey high replica of the Petronas Twin Towers created out of 7,062 pewter tankards will delight you. To further excite your senses, there are interactive exhibits at the Chamber of Chimes, Hall of Finishes and Giant Weighing Scale.

The Factory Tour shows you live, the different pewter production processes - casting, filing, polishing, soldering, hammering and engraving, as well as the intricacies of making Selberan's fine jewellery.

The tour ends at the Retail Store where a wide selection of Royal Selangor pewter, sterling silver by Comyns and precious jewellery by Selberan can be purchased."

I know I lack pictures of the place, so to those who are really interested in seeing more pictures you can view it on their facebook page here.

The best part of the whole visit in Royal Selangor has got to be the School of Hard Knocks!

Hard Knocks?

Yes, it’s a half an hour workshop in pewter-smithing whereby you get to knock the hell out of the pewter sheet given to us! *note: this one, is NOT free. There's a charge of RM50 for the whole experience where you get to look sexy in an apron and make to your own pewter bowl, or if you’re not as skillful as me, you’ll end up with a distorted saucer, at the very least. Lol :P*

The starting material:

A flat piece of pewter sheet for you to emblem your initials on it.

WY for Wen Yi^^

Step 1:

Knock the hell out of the sheet using the curves on side 1 of the wooden block as a guide.

Results from Step 1 gives you this shallow saucer-like thing.

Step 2:

Knock MORE on side 2, the deeper side of the wooden block till you get this!

Me and Spectre with our final product!

After the completion of my masterpiece: a stylish pewter bowl with the initials WY below it (eh, don’t play play okay, my bowl can be used for meals!) we were treated to light desserts served at the Royal Selangor Visitor’s Center Café, and of course sponsored by Royal Selangor themselves.

The café’s cheesecake was AMAZING! It melted in my mouth! *nyam nyam*

I really like the cheesecake sio much so that I joined their facebook page[here] LOL~

Owh, and we got certificates for completing the School of Hard Knocks. *whee*

The certs were given out by:

This sweet old lady in a pinkish dress.

Guess who is she???

She's none other than






The grand-daughter of Royal Selangor’s founder, Yong Koon!!

She is a sweet old lady who passionately told us the story of the Melon teapot. The story goes a little like this.

There was this young man, who was born in an era in Malaya where war wasn’t uncommon. One fine day as he was walking, he saw a teapot on the ground and thus bent down to pick it up. Little did the young man know, that this action saved his life. For at the moment he bent, a shrapnel flew across his head. Coincidence? I think not. Not especially when a little action saved a life of a human being, right?

What makes this teapot so special is the fact that it was beneath it was the seal of Royal Selangor

This indicates that the teapot is a work by Royal Selangor almost a 100 years ago! Sweet story isn’t it?

Once again, I would like to thank Royal Selangor Visitors Center., the official souvenir shop for MySelangor Story.

For details on how to get to the Royal Selangor Visitors Center click here.


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 53300

Alternatively, you can visit the official website for Royal Selangor or join them on facebook and twitter.


Up to Genting Highlands

After that we were rushed all the way up to Genting Highlands for lunch with YB Elizabeth Wong, Selangor’s EXCO for Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment. * Well, I know that some of you may associate her with her past political scandal, but that’s another issue all together, and as you know, me no like politics :P So hush hush*

YB Elizabeth Wong, Selangor’s EXCO for Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment.

I personally think that the organizers did a great job in getting a VVIP like YB Elizabeth Wong to grace our event! Plus, the great team from Resorts World Genting, the official Resort for the MySelangor Story, put up a great work in hosting the bloggers for My Selangor Story.

Okay, you guys must be wondering why on earth are the bloggers of the MySELANGOR Story sent up to Genting Highlands, PAHANG (which for my lovely non-malaysian friends like Myke and James, is another state all together)?

I had the same thought as well, and figured to myself

"Oh, it’s because Resorts World Genting are one of the main sponsors for the MSS event (Resorts World Genting is sponsoring RM25 000 worth of prizes to MSS!!) so yea, it’s logical that we the bloggers need to be here to blog about Genting.”

But after listening to the welcome speech by Dato Anthony Yeo, Senior Vice President of PR & Communications Genting Malaysia Berhad.

I realized that 20% of Genting Highlands belongs to Selangor (2461acres) while the remainder 80% (8157acres) belongs to the state of Pahang. So in other words, Genting Resorts pay taxes to the state of Selangor too! So Genting is technically PART of SELANGOR :P

*Random shot of myself while listening to the talk.

I was still listening to the talk okay~~ this is called multi-tasking >.<*

Once the formalities were done with, we savored the sumptuous lunch by Coffee Terrace at the lobby of Genting Hotel. *food food food!!! >.<*

Starters: Grilled Chicken and Beef Satay

Soup Kambing *slurrps*


Sayur Lodeh, Lamb Masal, Chicken Tandoori, Venison Italian Stew, Kong Po Squid, Deep Fried Beancurd Thai Chilli Sauce & Stir Fried Assam Fish


Assorted French Pastries Platter

(I only took this cause I was too full for desserts in the end >.<)

After completing our lunch we were given a short tour to the Visitors’ Galleria, located at Genting Hotel, whereby visitors can learn more about the founder of Genting, YB Lim Goh Tong, and how Genting became what it is today through pictures exhibited in the Galleria.

We, the MySelangor Story bloggers, were given something extra, a short presentation by Mr. Philip, about Resorts World Genting. Basically the talk was all about the development of Genting Highlands. I learned a lot about Resorts World Genting (loads of facts & figures were given out, so much that if I wrote it all down you'd be sleeping right now >.<)

So I shall give you what I think is the most interesting fact from the whole presentation:

Did you know that First World Hotel, the brightly coloured three-star hotel, is the LARGEST hotel in the WORLD! Yes…I was kinda amazed especially when I found out that First World Hotel has a shocking total of 6118 rooms!!

*shocked or not??*

**hmm..somehow wiki says this instead:

"It was the largest hotel in the world until The Palazzo, an expansion of The Venetian in LasVegas was opened in January 2008." **

Okay, I am starting to feel that I am writing a report for the trip, instead of…well..just blogging. :S ( Let me know if this style bores you, because I would seriously freak out if someone tells me they fell asleep reading my post *sobs*)

Now, here’s the best part of the day!!!

I got a SUPERIOR DELUXE ROOM with two super single beds, ALL to MYSELF! Lol!

Not only that, I’ve got a rather nice view of Genting Resort, as opposed to the usual view of windows when I stayed in the standard room in First World Hotel.

I am literally blown away at the extent of hospitability given by Resorts World Genting.

I also liked this bit about First World Hotel:

You CAN drink water straight from the tap!!! *reminds me of Glasgow :'( *

And owh, Resorts World Genting gave us all these stuff as well.

-> A really thick and heavy book called the Splendour of Genting.

-> Several pamphlets of coming events (e.g. Fong Fei Fei Concert coming 20th Nov 2010)

-> Genting’s own in-house magazine: Berita Genting.

Those are peanuts compared to this next gift….

the best present from Genting to the MySelangor Story bloggers is a

-> RM100 prepaid Holiday Card by Resorts World Genting


-> 10000 World Points(WP) in the World Card, which can be redeemed for Rm100.

In other words, each blogger received RM200 to spend in Genting itself! *woots*

As we were also given vouchers for a free welcome drink at the Patio, we headed down, and treated ourselves to a refreshing glass of fruit punch :)

*The brightly colored fruit punch in the fancy glass*

This was then followed by us “lepak-ing” or loitering at the indoor First World Plaza as it was drizzling outside.

Fancy light decorations around First World Plaza in conjunction of the chinese Mooncake Festival :)

But once the weather cleared, we headed to the Outdoor theme park.

Look at me, I'm wayyyy above the minimum height for rides >.<

** Matahari **

*TheFlying Coaster*

(RM10 charge. Not included in the standard outdoor theme park ticket)

I took this ride when I visited Genting in 2004. It’s really cool as you get to lie down, and feel like superman flying through the air!

There are 30 rides and attractions in the outdoor park, but by the time we were in the park, we only had half an hour left in the park as it closes at 7pm. So we rushed, and I managed to get on three rides!

*Pirates Train*

The first ride that we took was Cyclone.

That's Thristan and MsXeroz on Cyclone!

I took a video of me, Jac, Spectre and Feeq on the ride, and it’s very noisy. Lol. Plus my face looks like a big fat obese lady’s face >.<>

Next was the Spinner!

I’ve taken this ride every single time I visited the outdoor theme park and I can never get bored of it. It’s just one of those rides that everyone, young or old can enjoy. To feel the cooling wind on ur skin as the seats spin mid-air, is just refreshing :)

The final ride was Corkscrew with one complete 360 degree loop! This has to be my top pick for adrenaline rush in the outdoor theme park behind Space Shot (used to be Sollero Shot)!

A pic of Jing Yi (a great blogger who blogs in chinese! Plus she was the only girl other than myself who had the guts to sit for Corkscrew!) and Denise.

We then had dinner at Hou Mei Restaurant using the credit that was given to us i.e FREE dinner. Lol~

For night time entertainment (Club?? No lah…it’s something better!) Genting sponsored us VIP seats for the performance Dazzle!! We got front seats for the show and were given special privileges to take pictures while the performance goes on, which is normally prohibited at all costs. *so proud of being in this*

Dazzle is actually made up of several short performances. The show started off with the act called Unbelievable Sculptures by Jerome Murat *he’s really cute in person~ hottie alert :p*

Then there were 14 HOT dancers clad in sexy outfits warming up the stage.

I really enjoyed the Mesmerizing Magic show by Ernesto Planas, who is a master in getting umbrellas to appear magically! Really entertaining!

I also loved the Presto Quick Change! The lady blew my mind when she managed to change her outfit in less than 5s!!

There was also an act called the invisible man, performed by Sonny Fontana, which I found to be absolutely lame and boring. Thankfully, Mr Sonny has other tricks up his sleeves, or in this case, he can work magic with his hands by forming hand shadow illusions!

So once again, thank you to Resorts World Genting

You guys can join their facebook group here

And owh, the picture album of the MySelangor Story blogger's visit to Genting Highlands can also be viewed here! *Go on and spot me in the pictures :D*

Alternatively you can read their blog here.

More details on how to reach Genting Highlands can be found here.

I seriously feel like a journalist now. LOL~

Anyways, PLEASE vote for me here^^

Stay tuned for Day 3~~


Wen Yi

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

MySelangor Story| Day 1 - Shah Alam

Woots!!! It’s 2.40am right now as I type the post on Microsoft WORD.

What? Word? Why? Well, basically it’s because my lappie has gone berserk and refused to detect the broadband modem provided by P1. Yes. It’s my lappie’s fault and I have no idea why

Anyways, the main highlight of this post is not about my lappie, it’s about Day 1 of My Selangor Story!

The journey began upon departure from my humble abode in Klang, passing the federal highway and an important tourist attraction which I will mention later in this post.

At about 2.30pm, I arrived at Skypark Terminal Subang where I coincidentally bumped into Feeq at the entrance.

It was my first time at the Subang Airport, which was once the main airport for the state prior to the opening of KLIA. To my surprise, the Skypark Terminal was really nice and modern, as opposed to my thoughts of an old abandoned terminal. Lol.

Skypark Terminal was selected as the meet-up point as bloggers from outside Selangor, namely Penang, Singapore and Indonesia, were flew in by Firefly, the official airline for the MySelangor Story! I’m from Klang, so there’s no free flight for me *sobs*

I heard later on that those bloggers who were flown in from Penang got VIP treatment *jealous betul* But nonetheless, Firefly treated the bloggers to tea and light snacks at Kapitan Kopitiam in the terminal (Groud Floor, Unit 17, Telephone: 03- 79571975)

What followed was a introductory speech by Mr Raja Sa'adi, the Head of PR and Marketing for Firefly.

Firefly was also very generous and provided each participant with a bright orange football jersey!! Me likey!! Plus, we got to meet the HOT Firefly cabin crew and even got to snap pictures with them :)

That's myself and my sweet buddy for this trip, as arranged by the organizers, Denise :)

After all that, we adjourned to our hotel: Carlton Holiday in Shah Alam.

On board the bus, we were given out our name tags!

Pretty ain't it? The design was done by one of the bloggers who's also a great freelance graphic designer, Dania!

*Arrival at Carlton Holiday*

The hotel is right next to the Shah Alam Aquatic Center and is a really basic hotel.

Breakfast wasn't entirely fantastic, and there can be much more to be done to improve the hotel. E.g. cleanliness-wise, many of the bloggers spotted tiny-wheeny cockroaches in their rooms, and even a few crawling around the plates on the breakfast buffet table *yikes* Thankfully no one complained of food-poisoning after breakfast!

And one more thing, note that the door key is a KEY instead of the usual smart cards for hotels? That probably tells you how basic the place is :P

Back at hotel, we had a short break before being gathered, again. (This trip is somehow filled with little “meetings” or “gatherings” every now and then; kinda makes me feel like a kid going on a school trip all over again. Lol).

This time around, a more formal introduction on the crew from Tourism Selangor was made.

Not only that, we were once again given a little something.

Ta-daa, the “present” came in a white envelope.

Guess what’s inside?

*jeng jeng jeng*




It’s a Pentax Optio WS80 Camera! And it’s in white *cantik kan?* It features include:

- 10mp, 5x Optical Zoom, Records movie in HD, and best of all, it’s waterproof! That means I can bring this baby to the Kanching Waterfall tomorrow (25/09/10) and even to Sunway Lagoon this coming Monday (27/09/10)!! *woots*

p.s: unfortunately this camera isn’t for keeping. It’s only LOANED to us, bloggers. NOT given lah. But anyways, thanks PENTAX (Official Camera) for loaning us the camera :)

A panorama scene in the hall whereby we gathered in the hotel *taken using the stitch mode on the Pentax WS80*

Next, the bus-load of bloggers headed to i-city.

There the CEO of i-city, Mr Eu, gave us a short talk explaining about i-city and it’s visions.

To be really honest, this is my first time being to i-city despite passing it every single time I use the federal highway, which I learned from our tour guide: kak Ning, is the oldest highway in Malaysia! *wow*

I have always wanted to visit i-city ever since I got home from Scotland, but I got mixed reviews from my friends. Some said it’s really pretty, some says it’s a just a big place with fancy deco and is a total waste of energy.

* it really a waste of money???*

But after the talk by Mr Eu, I learned that the current i-city that we see right now is not the whole of i-city i.e it’s an ongoing project which is aimed to be completed by 2015. All right, this may get a little boring to some, but I really do want the public to see i-city from my point of view, which is the fact that i-city is more than meets the eye.

It’s a Rm2.0 billion ICT-based commercial development which aims to be the world’s top business location with world class technology by 2015. Impressive eh? What I find even more impressive is this quote by William, the chief technology officer for i-city:

“By 2015, many will say that i-city is the silicon valley of the east. But the truth is, Silicon Valley will be the i-city of the West.”

Very very impressive. But how much truth does this carry? I don’t know but time will tell :)

(If you don’t know what the heck is Silicon Valley, go google it :P)

An artist illustration of how i-city would look like once its completed. *Fancy, eh!* Pictures taken from Property Malaysia.

The part that I like most about the whole i-city concept, is that the whole city has its very OWN fibre-optic network called One Network. It boasts the capability of transmitting up to one GIGABIT per second. How fast is that? I dunno la, but it’s wayyy faster than what I get from Streamyx at home. Lol. Plus, the whole city has FREE wifi. Yes, you read right. It’s FREE and it’s FAST!

So basically the who concept of i-city is an ideal cosmopolitan city whereby a knowledge-based community can exist in a campus work environment. Campus work environment, is something that is really cool as I think it offers a break from the conventional working lifestyle of bumming in the office. Thus in i-city’s planning, 40% out of the 72-acre of land is dedicated for landscape, parks and leisure activities. *sweet*

Okay, I think this gives enough idea as too how canggih the whole concept of i-city is :)

So now, back to fancy pictures of the city of digital lights.

The fastest growing tourist attraction in Selangor. Now, although i-city currently charges vehicles for parking, it should be noted that each vehicle parked will be given a voucher of equal value in return. And this voucher can later on be used to redeem items e.g. entry tickets(Rm2) to two really interesting parks:

1. Petting Zoo


2.Cold Room.

Once we listened to the talk by Mr Eu, the bloggers were treated to seafood steamboat by Tasty Boat Restaurant, VIP style! Yes, we were given 5 tables right in the middle, surrounded by the beautiful lights! *hohoho*

Well, as you know, I love eating, and once I ate the chicken wings by Tasty Boat Restaurant, I knew immediately why the restaurant got recognized by HoChiak! The chicken was so yummy that I had 4 pieces! And that’s before eating the seafood in the steamboat pot! Lol.

Yes, lights are extremely mesmerizing!

Kak Ning, our tour guide, and myself posing around :P

All in all, i-city is not only a great place for a family outing at night, but it's also a great place for business owners to set up their companies. And hopefully we'll all get to see a better i-city which will outshine Silicon Valley *evil laugh*

Details of i-city for those outside Selangor :)
Shah Alam, Malaysia, 40000

603-5521 8800

For more details, join i-city on facebook!! *JOIN*

Then at around 11pm, we made our way to Uptown Shah Alam.

Never heard of it? No worries, neither did I prior to the competition. Haha.

Uptwon Shah Alam is a night bazaar in Seksyen 24 of Shah Alam City itself, which operates from 8pm till 3am! It’s kinda like a mini-petaling street, minus the heavy crowd which makes you feel like being stuck in a sardine can. The selection of items for sale range from :



sunglasses to

cute balloons


fancy props for Halloween & magic itemsto


*Boxers with cute animation on them! Spot Paul! Lol.

So to bargain hunters who are also night owls, you could try your luck at Uptown Shah Alam.

Shah Alam, Malaysia, 40300


Mon - Sat:
7:00 pm - 3:00 am

7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Alternatively you can visit their website[here] and join their facebook page [here].
Btw, the ppl in Uptown Shah Alam posted an album on our visit on facebook! You can view it here :) [LOL...Our "mummy" Amelia sang a song on stage that night and told us NOT to put it in the blog, but I guess it's a little too late. Pictures of her singing are in the album, plus there's a video of her on YouTube. (But I shall not put the link here for fear that she'll cut me into pieces >.<)

Okay, so that’s about it for day 1! Stay tuned for day 2!

By the way, Voting for the contest has BEGUN!!!

Please please vote for me HERE. Gimme a 5 star okay? ^^


Wen Yi

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