We've all had our down moments, didn't we.

For months, I was stuck in a black hole. Good time management was never something I had in me since young. In fact, it was my worst enemy. Day after day, I was filled to the brim with never ending work that "busy" slowly crept up as an excuse to silently cover my laziness as I tried to find space to breathe.

This negative energy slowly built up.

I still remember a time when I was so motivated and had no care about the world. So filled with positivity, overly eager to make myself useful as a source of information for others who happened to drop by this space.

I want to be like that again.

I assumed nobody would give a care about me & this blog, but during my darkest period, I'm glad to say that I was proven wrong. My readers and friends who left heartfelt messages when I least expected it, clients who still believed in me, thank you. Sorry for the unplanned hiatus & for missing in action. I'll get over myself and present a better me.

I've got plans planned ahead on this space, please look forward to the changes and improvements. Let's work hard together!
Following my previous introductory post on SingTel's new Easy Mobile Plan, I've since decided to tweak my plan for this month!

I've been sourcing for holiday jobs of late, to experience working life before school starts in November. I've picked to increase my Talktime by 2 units because of the long conversations over the phone with potential employers.

But with every plan, we gotta pay the bills right? Gone are the days you need to queue up for your outstanding payments. And they're available all day, every day!

1) AXS Machine

Available at an entire list of places island wide.

2) Online

Convenient, need not go down anywhere!

3) On Your Mobile Phone

Available at the palm of your hands!

Together with the launch of Easy Mobile is the online site called the Tweakboard.

You can submit your life tweaks, which is like life hacks but more local! There are a few shared submissions already, it's quite interesting to read and try out some of them.

Want to win yourself a 2-year Easy Mobile L plan?

Just share your most innovative tweak on the Easy Mobile Tweakboard at http://info.singtel.com/personal/easymobile/tweakboard!

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Looks familiar?

These are some of the real text messages I've asked or have received recently. Notice how they revolve around the question we get on a daily basis -


My family members travel overseas often for long periods of time. It's true - absence does make the heart grow fonder. I found myself wondering where they were at the moment when I thought about them. But thanks to the progress of technology, the world keeps getting smaller and more connected digitally!

I was introduced to Folr recently. It's a pity I didn't know about this app sooner! Folr is a location-tracking application that gives real-time information and unobtrusive updates on the whereabouts of the important people in our life.

To put it in layman's terms, tracking your loved ones has never been made easier.

Sounds appealing already? Well, here's some more!

- Folr is Compatible With All Devices
Smartphone or tablet, iOS or Android, the app can be easily installed on any mobile device and operating system.

- Folr is Easy To Use
You can select people you wish to follow straight from your phones' contacts.

- Folr allows you to Follow and Be Followed
There are two lists.
1) Who you're following. 2) Who you're being followed by.

- Folr gives you Detailed Location History
You can look back at your detailed location history. USD$29.99 for unlimited access to up to a year of history of anyone you followed.

- Folr Guarantees Privacy
You can choose to activate or deactivate the days-of-week and the hours-of-day you want your device to be tracked.

Can't stress enough how dummy-proof it is to use Folr!

How your account will look like.

Folr is a unique tool in terms of location-sharing as it allows options in history and privacy. It gives a complete timeline of your device's location. Also, you'll get complete autonomy when you're tracked.

Here's what goes on when someone sends you a following request. You'll get a notification and text message from the follower, in which you can choose to accept or reject.

If you choose to accept, your following will have information to the detailed address you're at. I personally think that this will come in handy when you lose your mobile phone as well!

This free app can be downloaded at the App Store and Play Store.

For more information, visit:
Does the name Julie's ring a bell in your head? Well it should, because it's the household name of the biscuit brand you see often that's savoured by generations.

Perfect Food Manufacturing (PFM) has produced more than 100 confectioneries under the Julie’s brand name, ever since it was founded in 1981. Many may not be aware of this, but Julie's is actually a Malaysian brand! Over the years, the company has grown to become Malaysia’s third largest brand of biscuits and is the nation’s largest exporter of cookies.

Julie’s products are currently being sold in 70 countries across South East Asia, Asia Pacific, Africa, America and the Middle East! That's quite a feat! #AsianPride

I had the pleasure of visiting one of Julie's factories in Alor Gajah, Malacca.

Their most popular Peanut Butter Sandwich biscuit, also the one I love most! *.*

They have a little cafe within their factory. Here is where interactions with the staff at Julie's started. I was overwhelmed with their kind hospitality, and it was heartwarming to see them close-knitted like a family. Knowing that there were guests arriving, they were well-prepared and not stingy with the treat to a variety of delicious local delicacies!

Stepping inside, I would describe the place as a snack-lover's heaven. Guests were welcomed with shelves after shelves of different types of Julie's biscuits. And there's more! These are just some of what they produce.

Meet Martin, the Director of Perfect Food Manufacturing.

I watched as he talked about Julie's growth into a global confectioner and one of Asia's leading brands. You could see the undying passion flaming in this eyes as he spoke. He spoke of many interesting stories about Julie's, like how they were the first confectioner to individually wrap biscuits so that customers would not have to look for containers to store the biscuits after opening a box, some 20 years ago.

With the constant pushing for improvements, it's no wonder their hands are full with bags of awards year after year. Not that they're complaining.

Just last year, Julie's introduced its One Bite’s range of biscuits in a cup that earned the company the Industry Excellence Award (Food Industries) at the fifth Asean-BAC Malaysia Business Awards (MBA)!

Together with its 30-year history as one of Malaysia’s favourite biscuits, Perfect Food Manufacturing has also earned a number of international management and food safety certifications including the ISO 9001:2008, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point), and OHSAS (Occupational Health & Safety Management System) certifications.

I had briefly studied about quality management before, therefore I was aware of how difficult it was to achieve such high standards. Because of the certifications, the company was successfully allowed to export Julie’s products to well regulated markets like Japan, Europe and the United States.

How were such heavenly-tasting biscuits produced? I stepped into their production area (boy, was it hot in there. Huge respect to all the workers!) all safely covered, as you can see in the picture above, to take a look.

Photo Credits: Perfect Food Manufacturing

Ta-dah~ Final product. Eating it straight after it was packed was SHIOK! I could feel the warmth and freshness as my teeth sinked into the biscuit. With every bite, it left me begging for more. Foodgasm at it's best!

It was nice to see Perfect Food Manufacturing committed to deliver high quality products with flavours that appeal to customers in diverse markets. They aim to keep introducing innovative products that addresses to customer's needs. In short, every biscuit is baked with love.

Julies' current running a meaningful and inspirational campaign, in search of The Best of You. You can read all about it here -

Turning 21 is a huge milestone in life to many. Today, I pat myself on the back for surviving thus far ever since the world first welcomed me with open arms and warm hugs 2 decades ago. While many dream since early teen years to celebrate their momentous day with loved ones by throwing a party, I picked to go on an adventure.

To honour my first step into adulthood, I whisked away to Thailand's exclusive royal beach resort - Hua Hin. Am loving this place so far!

Pre-adulthood, I'd achieved great things I never thought I was capable of. At the same time, my rebellious self brought me shitty hell days as well. My life didn't go accordingly to how my parents and myself expected it to turn out. Nevertheless, I'm still thankful for my healthy life.

To cut all that crap short..... The clock stroke 12 on September 5 which means HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY TO MYSELF!

OMG I FEEL SO OLD. All of this still feels surreal. I've accomplished the greatest and most incredible feat I've waited for my entire life.