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Sunday, 10 December 2017

PETROSAINS - The Discovery Centre

This weekend selalunya aktiviti penuh dengan acara melawat mall, cuma minggu ni macam terlebih celik so terwujudlah idea nak bawak Aqeil ke Petrosains, KLCC..hmmm smells something fishy? Petrosains di KLCC? KLCC tu bukan tempat kegemaran mama shopping jugak ke? haha
 
seriously, jangan dok smell anything fishy sebab memang ngah cubaan untuk jadi ibu mithali untuk bawak anak jalan ke tempat yang berfaedah dan boleh stimulate minda sikit sebab aku takut nanti anak orang dok cerita pasal Space Shuttle Endeavour...Planet Zuhal ada gegelang..Matahari merupakan bintang yang paling panas di alam semesta..tapii kang anak aku tau brand Gucci, Chanel, Kasut Jelly Bunyy..oiii parokkk laa muuu ;p
 
 
we are early riser team..kul 8 dah siap bekpes aku buat Nasi Goreng Ikan Kicap..and here we are, kul 9.30am camtuh dah sampai KLCC
 
 
akak jaga line tolong amikkan gambar. dah namanya cuti sekolah, sampai awal pun line queue dah panjang sampai keluar. oh ya, hanya kami berdua sebab papa still ada kelas today...no worries sebab kami geng independent boleh bawa diri senndiri hihi
 
*scarf comel bunga raya semangkuk tuh adalah dari doNUT scarves...me like it much2!!!

 
 
waiting time untuk first place - naik Dark Ride..Aqeil thought it was a space shuttle..aiyakk



pengalaman merasai ribut @ storm like real happen at Planet Zuhal / Planet Musytari..yer kott hihi

 
searching for the starssss....
 

riding a bicycle with a view of an earth...wowww...acah-acah mengayuh dalam ISS gitueee



in between exhibition area ada science class...bestt
 




dalam banyak-banyak tempat, kat sinilah kesukaan diaa..haha
 


kitorang kat dalam tuh dalam 2 jam jugak lah melayan budak ni main..seronok pulak sebab at least bermanfaat sikit semua aktivitinya
 
 to me, it is highly recommended untuk visit Petrosains, KLCC. Too much info and too many things to learn..a worth visit!!
 


Quick Escape to Melaka - Test Drive New Baby!!

Setelah sekian lama menghilang dek kerana busy dengan tuntutan kerja...huhu
 
Sebenarnya taklah busy sangat pon, ni kira campur sekali ngan mood malas nak menulis walaupun hakikatnya kau bukan lah penulis novel tebal beratus muka surat..tapi kalau dah takde ilham tetap tak leh nak menulis lalink oiii
 
Last few weeks quite a hectic week ngan due date tender submitted to Client semua dekat-dekat sampaikan balik sekejap ke Langkawi untuk kenduri family pun angkut sekali laptop buat kerja kat rumah..tercengang mak ngan abah sebab selalu anak dia ni balik kampong rilex ja lenggang kangkong..ni kangkong pun tak sempat nak tumbuh. kali ni memang tak dapat sebab kalau bekerja dengan Farhana, kalau benda tu kena submit on that date, aku akan pastikan benda tu ready on that date by hook or by crook and yes, we have to be responsible of our job baru lah halalan toyyiban gaji every month tuuuu..;p
 
And dalam kekalutan itu sempat jugek iols usha kereta Myvi baru...fuh!mengancam siot tengok preview kat youtube siap gi test drive dekat Perodua Damansara Damai and guess what? terus isi booking form, next week sign agreement and tadaaa...dalam 3 hari terus dapat kereta..pantas sangat!! Well, kereta Viva sekarang ni pun dah setel loan plus dah lama sangat loyal berkhidmat dengan aku tanpa sebarang kerosakan atau menyusahkan tuan dia di tengah jalan raya..memang tip top and aku sayang dia ketat2..mengenangkan my parents kat Langkawi pun kadang-kadang macam mudah lagi guna kereta kecik nak bergerak kat pulau tuh, so aku pun hantar je lah Viva balik langkawi..selamat berehatlah kau yer kat Langkawi..untung kau pencen balik Langkawi haha


nicely park at home sweet home - my new baby boo


dengan tudung kuih koci - am taking the lead to Melaka yahoo


 first night - naik beca round-round Dataran Pahlawan..ramaiii nyer umat manusia time cuti sekolah ni


next day - minum air tembikai dalam buah tembikai tepi sungai yang ada River Cruise


ahakss - pasangan kekasih purba muahaha


sibuk ni nak naik kapal..aku tak kuasa nak panjat tangga tinggi sangat oiii




ours - acah-acah tourist sangat naik River Cruise...sungai tu bau dia agak kurenggg..nasib aku tak duduk seat depan muncung kapal..kalau tak mau kena simbah free percikan air sungai haha


macam datin-dating sangat haha..datin wan abeee




lepak sekejap dekat gerai cendol ni sebab dia ada cendol duriannn...nyummeh!

pastu esoknya gerak balik KL..ngan jem yang sangat laaa nauzubillah sampai rumah kul 10pm padahal gerak balik 4.00pm..haishhh

*throwback*

biasa la year end mesti ada concert day sekolah..ari concert day ni dah lama..baru ada kesempatan nak share gambar

on that day, aku ngan incik hubby beria sampai je dewan terus beli bouquet choc ala-ala konvo gituewww..


a small bouquet worth RM 12...jadi la dapat gembirakan hati budak kecik tuu hihi


mak pak eksaited macam anak konvo unibersiti sangattt


 ala camera papa hang ni blurry plak


ok mak yang sangat ala-ala datin haha..walaupun concert buat kat tempat yang kat tempat parking penuh becak..mak tetap maintain yaaa muahaha

till then, nanti ada masa iols share story lagi yer..dok serabut trip USA pun ada sebab ada itinerary nak kena rombak lah..cuma yang bestnya adalah, USD nyer rate menurun so the best timing untuk tukar duit siap-siap...

daaaaa.....

 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Personal Shopper for My US Trip!!

Hi Chuolsss!
 
I've confirmed the trip to USA next year and the best part issss.....
 
I'm willing to be your PERSONAL SHOPPER as well for many branded items from US such as Kate Spade, Christian Loubotin, Coach, Michael Kors, Prada and many moreee
 
I will cover LOS ANGELES & LAS VEGAS area
 
The slots are very limited as I only have 1 spare empty luggage to accommodate barang-barang kiriman..I bukan full time PS so I don't prefer tooo many luggage haha
 
So if anyone of you interested to get the service; read the details as below :
 
 

Monday, 16 October 2017

US Visa Application : Guide for Malaysian (Especially Travelling As A Family)

USA here I come !
 
Wait till you read the whole post then only you can interpret the happiest moment once you got the visa....why? I tell you..not as easy as when you apply for Australian visa for example where you can do it online by filled up few details and tadaaa..in 10 mins puffff!! visa approved sent via email and its actually electronically linked to our passport!
 
Rindukan kak Britney?

Berangan ke US sebab nak poyo makan sambal udang petai berlatar belakangkan Hollywood sign? haha - ok tu aku yg berangan pfftt

As a Malaysian, we HAVE to obtained a valid Non-Immigrant Visa to enter USA if the purpose of travelling is for business / tourism. It's gonna be a lengthy structured process starting from filling up the application form (DS-160), payment (via JomPay, or EFT or Cash), registration for interview (a separate login profile), attending the interview at the embassy and then only you will know you will be granted a visa or not...Bear in mind, the visa fee is not refundable and a single mistake while doing payment will coz you to lost the money and have to pay again.
 
When I googled it, most of the step to step process applicable for individual application and none of it explain in detail on how would it be done for family..US website did explained it well but still I find it a bit confusing..huarrrggghh..aku kah yang lembab di sini? ok fine..since I've gone through it and I know, some of you mesti ada yang pening-pening lalat time nak start apply US visa especially apply untuk sekeluarga..ok now its easy peasy..all the lalatss you go go awayyy and have it clear with my guide below :p
 
US APPLICATION GUIDE (STEP BY STEP)
 
1.  Go to US Official Visa - Malaysia website at this address :
 


Select " Yes"

Then akan appear another screen :


Select " Non-immigrant" - for business / tourism purpose yaaa

You will be directed to a page where there is a general step-by step advice. Please read it carefully for better understanding of an overall process

And oh ya, make sure ready with passport photo as per US visa standard with white background (both hard copies & soft copies) coz you'll need hard copy during interview and soft copy to be uploaded upon fill up the DS-160 form

Note : Wearing a hijab is not a problem at all. You DO NOT need to prepare a statement stating the reason why are you wearing the hijab. I have no clues before this so I did prepare a letter to justify the reason I wear a hijab but later found out that it is not required

2. Fill up the DS-160 Form

It's gonna be a lengthy process where there are more blanks to fill up..be prepared with your passport, IC, education background, working experience and etc...different people will be asked different question..as in my case, my husband being asked for a more detail itinerary plan.

Click this link to start the application : https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/



Select Location : Malaysia, fill up the code and then click " Start An Application"



Remember to save your Application ID No (can print -pdf) coz you will need this to retrieve your form once you have done it halfway and plan to fill up again later and you need this ID as well when you want to schedule appointment


For this first section- if your name as per passport is Aminah Binti Hassan

Surnames : Hassan

Given Name : Aminah Binti

then bila sampai ke bahagian ni :


Select answer as above untuk Purpose to US and Specify

and so on you may continue the filling process - each will have a slightly different question so it is a must to fill up on your own

3. Pay the Visa Fee - in my case pay it via JomPay

Since I have 3 pax - me, my son and my husband, so I have to generate 3 deposit slip for JomPay because each deposit slip will have a different Reference No or called as Ref-1 (see below Biller Code) which will be used later when you want to schedule an appointment

Go back to the homepage where there is a step by step advice at :

http://ustraveldocs.com/my

Select tab " Pay My Visa Fee"

Look for JomPay description, Click here to generate the deposit slip :



here the deposit slip will look like - remember if have 3 pax have to generate 3 slips yaa coz each individu (include child) have to have different Ref-1 number


Then, go to Maybank2u, select Bill Payment and click "JomPay"..each visa will cost you RM680 as per current exchange rate and remember each deposit slip have an expiration date.. in my case I have 3 pax so I will perform 3x transaction of payment

And oh ya, when you click JomPay at Maybank2u, it will appear like this :


Amount : RM 680 (Visa Fee : USD 160 and tertakluk kepada current exchange rate so always refer to amount stated in deposit slip in RM)

From Account : Select your saving account lah / credit card account lah

Biller Code : 5116 (as of now - always refer to US Visa website for updated info)

Ref-1 : *14 digits number generate from deposit slip*

First I wonder why there is a Ref 2 since in the deposit slip only have Biller Code & Ref-1, later than I found out that, it's not compulsory to fill up the Ref-2. Since we only have Ref-1, so just key in Ref-1 and proceed

Keep the receipt with you and save the deposit slip as well for each member because you will retrieve the Ref-1 no later for scheduling the appointment

Payment Processing Timeline before they activate the Ref-1  for appointment process :

In my case, it takes about a week for them to activate my receipt in order for me to be able to schedule the interview...so tak payah la dok call tiga juta dua ratus kali ke embassy tanya pasaipa depa dok tak activate receipt kau lagi sebab its simple..just give them an ample time..tambah2 kalau apply time ada public holiday / festive season

4. Scheduling An Appointment

To schedule an appointment, you have to create another profile at this link :

https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/


Click "New User" and generate the login detail

Here you need to fill up some personal details & dependant details, then proceed to decide where to collect the visa (either Aramex Office, Jalan Tandang PJ or at Port Klang) and then they will prompt for payment. Like me, I've paid earlier so this step I just key in the Ref-1 No to each applicants and after that we will be directed to the scheduling page where you can select the date & time for interview.

After completion, print the appointment application and compile it with other documents required for the interview.

5. Interview Day

We've selected 16th Oct 2017 as a date to attend the interview at time slot 8:15 am. A day before aku dah ajak hubby round Jalan Tun Razak to ensure the exact location and looks like the nearest covered car park is within G Tower but you have to walk like 7 mins, across the bridge and walk again 5 mins till arrived at the gate of embassy. Sebenarnya ada open car park sebelah embassy dekat Menara See Hoy Chan tapi sapa la nak nampak kalau parking nyer kena masuk ke dalam sikit celah lorong..dah le takde symbol "P" kat tepi jalan..hurghh

And oh ya, Aqeil pun I bawak tau join the interview



Menunggu giliran dengan ketiak berketi haha peluh penat naik turun tangga jambatan..tak lama sebab we should arrived just nice 15 mins from the time slot..

1st - the guard will call according to time slot and when your time slot is being called, get in the line and prepare documents such as appointment confirmation slip, passport and IC. Don't forget, handphone switch off!

2nd - Wait for your turn and at the counter, pass over all your handphone, car key, IC and also passport coz they will put a white sticker behind the passport and return it back to you and you'll be given a visitor card and also a token to claim back your items later

3rd - Get back to the queue and wait for security screening

4th - Get in the embassy and follow the instruction to the waiting area for finger print process

5th - Queue for interview process and questions to us were :

- How are you guys related?

- Why are you going to US?

- Locations you are going to visit?

- How many days in US?

- What's your current position?

then taraaa...your visa is approved for 10 years bebeh!!

Feel like wanna do a jumping jack there!!

mmuahh cikeddd haha

So easy peasy..settle part interview can straight away went out the embassy to the guard house to collect back your items and go back home

Wair for another 2 -3 business day to receive SMS from them asking you to collect the visa if you choose pick up or just wait at home if you choose delivery

You only need maximum 1 hour to go through the process..and after all, I wish you all good luck too in your visa application!

About supporting document, I do bring few supporting docs such as bank statements, pay slip, employment letter but none of it being asked by the officer. My advice, please be prepared with all necessary supporting docs to support your application

Good Luck Y'all

Note : All info, image displayed here are credited to http://ustraveldocs.com/my

 

Friday, 29 September 2017

Beyond the Continent : USA bebeh!

Hello korang!
 
Jangan ada yang Friday blues pulak ye dah esok nak cuti and tambah-tambah di penghujung bulan September nih..aii loikee sebab time ni la company hulur bonus.muahahaha. bonus walaupun ciput tetap rezeki jugak lah sebab motif aku kerja pun sebab motivasi nak travel banyak2 so kena kerja untuk kumpul duit banyak-banyak hahahaha..apa punya motivasi pun tak tauuu
 
Sedang asyik dok search flight via Skyscanner, suddenly aii have a feeling of "What makes me so reluctant to search a flight from KL - New York? KL - Los Angeles?". Tau sebab pe? sebab aku selalu merasakan yang cost flight ke Negara Uncle Sam tu pasti sangat menjulang tinggi and kurang-kurang harga flight dia mau cecah RM15K onwards and aku tak mampu nak spend flight banyak camtuh..so sebab tu aku tak pernah search flight ke sana. Tetiba harini rasa macam - why not give a try!. So aku pun search lah ke USA next year somewhere in Feb/March 2018 and guess what???
 
RM 8500 all-in round-trip KUL - NY - KUL (each way transit at Narita)
 
via Air Nippon Airways (ANA) untuk 3 beranak kami !! Ohmaiiii tak ku sangka sama murah macam nak pergi London! You can get much cheaper from that jugak via other airlines macam China Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Saudi Airlines..tapi aku ni sceptical sikit so pilih la airlines yang ada prestasi sikit hihihi
 
Ok terus lebur itinerary ke Rome or Japan sebab aku rasakan US ni lagi menggoda and menarik untuk diterokai. Tapi reading from most blogs mentioned pasal kerumitan untuk mendapatkan visa ke US and once dapat valid for 10 years! Aku harap passport aku sekarang yang dah ada cop merata Negara ni bleh jadi bonus untuk visa lulus cepat haha...ingat orang Malaysia ni suka ke nak overstay kat US? Kami sayang Malaysia lah..tambah-tambah bila Bang Jib kata ekonomi Malaysia makin kukuh dan mampan..sebab tu kami tak kisah pun USD 1 = RM 4.22..muahaha..ooppss jangan marah ye Bang Jibb
 
So jadi dah ke purchase tiket? haha belom lagi la sebab bos kat rumah tak tau la setuju ke tidak.He's good in saving the money while me? I was like throwing the money to the air acah-acah anak Sultan Brunei..haha. Well, who loves travelling know how it feels when you can travel outside your comfort zones..to see the world in a different perspective...yup!memang bila pergi travel akan bawak balik kenangan sahaja..tetapi kenangan tu sometimes dapat mengubah our point of view, cara kita berfikir and act and boleh bentuk diri kita untuk jadi lebih terbuka..lebih matang..lebih positif
 
I learn a lot from travelling and travelling is always my passion!