Travelling had also evolve thru me from time to time. Starting with just do not mind in using café wifi during any stop over or even during at night when back to hotel. Digital world certainly do change our lifestyle where I need a data plan whenever I travel now, not only to connect socially, also partly because of heavy workload that need to follow up at times when I am on vacation.
My style of traveling also changed as, no longer cramping heavy itinerary over a short trip to maximize the visit of the country. Now, my trip is longer period that stretch slightly over 4-6 days and take it one step at the time depending on day. Made ad hoc decision to visit random places.
Travelling is fun that gives you a wide exposure on culture event on different state, food and slight change of climate conditions. Allows you to enjoy to meet random strangers among with other backpackers and exchange information on where is best to party, eat, drink or visits of historical area.
Drinking session will always be one of the easiest way to be connected both physically and digitally where you can instant add new friends into all your social media platform. XOX Mobile do comes in handy where now you can purchase this prepaid pack at selected outlets where you can choose your prepaid number.
This prepaid card comes is RM8.80 that comes with RM5 airtime. After checking out their package, it is good news for those who used a lot of data where their current promo is RM 28 with 1.5GB or RM 48 with 3GB data that valid for 30 days and that is just enough for any one or traveller that stay here a day or 2 to use. Find out more about their prepaid plans here. If you do make alot of short calls, then XOX Mobile Prepaid Plus gives you 5cents for 10 seconds call. (click for more info)
For the past week, I have switch over to their prepaid and quite impress with their connectivity. I was travelling pretty much over that week to locations, Klang, Shah Alam, PJ, KL, where I find their coverage is on par with the other operator that I am using, have yet to try other states or outskirt area.
Like many other users out there, prepaid is one of a headache issue when it comes one user have to top up to remain their line active, XOX Mobile now gives you 28 months validity to keep your number active all the time. Check out what they have to offer when you switch to XOX Mobile.
If you have not really heard about them or worried on their limitations of prepaid kioks that is available, they have a long list of dealers in their website or you can do most of the transaction through their website at anytime or any where with #XOXonlinestore.
In the digital edge, one of the platform it seems big for many online influencer is this Digi WWWOW Awards. Its a yearly event and and this year they are back with their signature concept, which is looking for aspiring individuals who make the Internet greater.
You spent countless hours in running your own online business, blog or any simple thing that you will do to share the info through your friends and influence them that eventually you are part of the chain, where you find it good and decided to grow it bigger.
A start up is always not easy, however you need to start some where. As for me, I was regard by a few of my friends as social influencer of my food and travel blog, to some of my friends and business owners. It all started with passion and till date it is still with passion in helping our local F&B business to create awareness and grow.
Who are Digi looking for. Constantly they are on looking for individuals whom are a dream chaser, a savvy startup owner or a charity-sharing soul who owns online business, online project, or any online work of art, then you certainly would want to check out Digi WWWOW Awards.
If you are one of the above, quickly move your curser to click here
Follow with details below:
HOW THIS CONTEST WORKS?
Part 1: SUBMIT and NOMINATE from 14th Sept – 12th Oct 2015.
Part 2: VOTE your favourite entries or be voted! Judging process will be held in an open setting, available for public viewing from 13th Oct – 12th Nov2015. You can also choose your favourite submission with the WWWOW People’s Choice award. Cast your vote from 19th Oct – 30th Oct 2015.
Part 3: AWARDS NIGHT! Celebrate with the winners of Digi WWWOW Awards 2015 and checkout which idea makes the cut on 20th Nov 2015!
there are a few categories for you to choose upon your submission. So which are you? I am Social Influencer.
At the end of the day, each category winner will get RM10,00 cash and they will have the opportunity to spend the day with industry experts like TMT (The Ming Thing), Mob Me Asia, Sizmek, KFIT, Zalora and more, to take their products and services to the next level.
It would be fun to see how far internet can bring you too.
Put your hands up, how many of you are Honda supporter? I believe there are quite number of you and Honda is a household brand that it had been thought to many of us since when we were young. It is a brand that many elder generation would prefer as Honda brand tend to have a strong second hand value after xxx years on road. This B-Segment car is also pretty well known to many young executive and young family.
Last weekend, we were given a special treat from Honda Malaysia by not only we were given Honda City to test drive for the day but the team had design a special long day program to keep us busy.
The First Honda City was introduce in year 1996 and till date 2015, they have came out with 4th Generation.
On the latest introduction from Honda is about their 4th Generation Honda City which we were gathered on the past weekend at gathering point, Rail Canteen, Kota Damansara.
We were all then brief on all the features of this new Honda City and a short presentation from the representative. Only then got to know that Honda City is Malaysia’s Best selling sedan car with estimated 145,000 units on road.
Right after that Honda Professionals tour us on all the necessary aspect and their improvement that Honda have added in that makes them won The Best Safety Car Award 2014 which got me very curious.
New and improvise features such as keyless entry that you need not even take the keys out from your pocket or handbag as when you approach near to the door, all you need to do is just to pull the handle. The same if you are going to lock your car, all you need to do is just press the black dot and it will lock.
To those of you who love to pimp your car, definitely their usual high end sport kit – Modulo will be park under the package if you are keen for the upgrade.
Back to to my curiosity on its safety features, it comes with 6 airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (which will be mention further on the post),Hill Start Assist, Emergency Stop Signal and ISOFIX for child safety seat and many more.
The Girls are also all ears to the instructor.
Love the look and feel on its back with Modulo kit in it. Definitely do make the difference as its bold and stylish..
Car boot certainly do impress me as its really spacious and according to them, can easily fit 3 large luggage in its class with estimated 536 L.
The City is powered by the improved 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine (maximum power 120PS @ 6,600 rpm and maximum torque 145Nm @ 4,600 rpm) coupled with the advanced new Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that was developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology to provide the perfect combination of driving performance and fuel economy.
Design of interior is in their books of improvement with their moto “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum” as with this, their overwhelming cabin space is definitely the winner in this segment. Not only that, as with our busy schedule it comes with comfortable 8 Cup Holders and smart storage compartments, advance steering Wheels Hans Free Telephone Control (S+, E and V variant) and steering Wheel Voice Recognition (V variant) for infotainment to driver’s fingertip.
Those who love music, the car comes with 8 speakers audio system, & 7″Display Audio with Mirrorlink function.
For the first time, the ECON mode is now a standard feature in the All-New City across all variants to further improve the vehicle’s fuel usage with the push of a button. Push start and keyless entry have become the standard package.
Quite like their new speed and fuel meter with LED lighting circulate it and also a mini back light on the top is indicator of blue or Green (means you are saving fuel)
People like me whom really scared of hot, back air con do give a slight advantage to passenger behind as not only that. With modern society and constantly mobile phone need to be charge on long journey, the car comes with 2 USB Jacks, 3 Power Sockets, enough to power up 5 passenger with extension USB.
Another impressive safety feature would be ISOFix for child safety seats as there are some friends do ask me what is ISOFix. Its a safety features that enable child seat to be latch onto the car’s seat anchor points without effort by just clipping onto it. It will secure the child seat along with the core of car body structure.
Family with kids would definitely love this feature.
We are ready to go as I will be driving on their V Varient edition.
Its very nice of them (Honda Team) to prepare us some snacks during the journey.
We convoyed to the first destination with estimated distance of 50km to allow the first driver to test drive on the unit to Putrajaya Marina Complex for our first activity that remain mysterious with only hint is we will get wet. I constantly thought we gonna do wake boarding till we reach our destination.
First activity is Fly Boarding, I still do not know what is that till they further explain to all of us and do sound very interesting.
What is Fly Boarding? The Flyboard is the newest extreme sport! It is an accessory that attaches to a PWC (Personal Watercraft) which gives the Flyboard propulsion through air and water. The propulsion is routed through the primary nozzle that attaches to the feet of the Flyboard user to make the user to jet upwards. We were then brief on the safety method and also how to let ourself to jet upwards from the water.
First in the water, we have to position yourself in superman position. Follow that when the instructor yell ready, we have to force our feet to push the system downwards as if we are standing in the water (the most challenging area). The get the feel and stiffen your leg and knee then it will jet up slowly.
Volunteer myself to be the first player, I am strap up and ready to go.
In superman position and ready to jet up. Its really challenging to stand in the water and after a couple of attempt, I finally get hold of it. Up and UP I goo. Wheeeee. . .
Its fun when you are off the water and feels like Iron Man in singlet version. 😀
Looking at the flyboard professionals playing it sure do looks fun as he is performing a few stunts. If those of you are keen to try it, you can check them out at: Flyboard Malaysia
After that, we went to Dengkil Seafood Restaurant for lunch.
After lunch meal, we drove to Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) for Driving Exercises.
All of us got excited when comes to this session as we were told that, the professional driver will not only demo for us in the car as we will be the driver to do the test drive too such as emergency break and VSA Mode. Not only that, with high confidence that they have, the professionals do challenge us, if we are able to step till the break paddle break, they will give us the car for free! We are up for the challenge!
First round of testing we are going for their emergency break. We were ask to step full throttle to maximize on the acceleration then step hard on the break to allow its system to kicks in.
Second stage we are all in to test their VSA features as the con direction had change to a sharp left dogging turn (as if you are going to hit the front car with immediate left direction). We tried twice as once by default the VSA is ON when we drive resulted the vehicle had amazing traction control, even during dramatic swerves and skids that still make the car in straight direction upon stopping. When we off the system, test result do show the car do skid slightly more or swerves as the build in system is off and its fully on drivers alert on controlling it. When stop, the car is slightly to the right.
Why we need VSA? When driving in unexpected situations such as skidding or if you lose control of your car under unforeseen circumstances or during tight cornering, the VSA system stabilizes your by reducing under / over steering.
While waiting for the rest to do their safety test, we went to check out the cars space. I am sold to their car space, as front driving seat is set to my usual driving position and usually behind left very minimal space for a passenger to seat and here am I sitting behind and still got ample of leg room left with my height 185 cm.
Car boot do live with its expectation as what mention by the professionals as I put myself into test and can easily kidnap 2 of me and left some room to stuff other items.
Even 3 girls in the boot still do have some space left.
What is the difference between bottom picture left and right is actually on the spec. Exterior do not have any changes as left is the basic spec (City S & City E).
For City V Spec comes with all digital set in the car. It can also measure on your driving behavior by letting you know on average fuel economy or history of it.. Was told that RM 70 fuel tank (with RM 2.20 per/l) will get you about 450km average.
this is my first time doing such test drive and its definitely fun day out.
We won second place for the instagram photo challenge . .
Special thanks to Honda Malaysia for arranging this fun activity and also special custom made luggage tag.
Overall, this car had won me over with their, the safety features from handling to breaking system and spacious from boot to leg room is a huge advantage as compare to many others.
The All-New City retails at RM73,007 with either the Premium Package (RM1,503.80) or the Modulo Package (RM3,508.30), combining stylish and premium exterior, smooth driving, comfort and spaciousness with class leading safety features.
It also comes with 5 colors: Modern steel metallic, Alabaster silver metallic, Taffeta white, Crystal black pearl and a new attractive color of Brilliant sporty blue metallic.
Honda Malaysia also offers 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage and service interval at 10,000km.
When the brand such as Mighty White pop infront of you, what will you associate it with? To me definitely is their white bread. Exploring to add on more products is never an end to all this brand until recently they have launch their new product Mighty White Cupcakes.
Adding 3 flavours to their belt is Original, Chocolate and Orange.
For this brand, I am quite impress with the quality that they have come out with. Got all three flavours and ask around with my colleagues.
Girls especially would love their chocolate series as hint of chocolate is pretty prominent.
Original is the clear winner among the three as flavour is very simple, direct and aromatic. My simple means as simple to compare with butter cake, which is also my personal favourite among the three.
Orange had create a slight love and hate relationship as some love it some do not. The flavour of orange is there, but at the end of the flavour with a hint of bitterness that created such relationship.
However, a simple cupcakes over a strong coffee, they do end up a good combination.
Most of us love the original flavour and the texture of the cupcakes is soft and airy in the centre, as my the other colleague found a nice way to go along with it for her tea time is with her usual nescafe.
Raya is just around the corner and I believe this would make a good gift for coporate, donation to orphanage and many others. Do take the opportunity on their Special Raya Promotion with 30% discount.
It is a great weekend and did got a pleasure to test drink for this Ford Fiesta Sports 1.5L Ti-VCT Edition. So since its a weekend and got this car for 3 days, taking it further to and maximizin the capability of this car. Oh well, before this, I did drove my best friends car also Ford Fiesta few years back when on a road trip from Kelantan back to KL, do love the car handling in highway. Heavy and steady!
For all this Ford Fiesta definitely Sports Edition is one of the edition which is more eye catchy as that makes them one of the reason as one of a top seller range among the younger driver.
Comes with sleek curvy back edge and 16″inch alloy rims.
With its body kit is integrated with LED day-time running lights, SE decals, Philips Vision Ultra light bulbs, scuff plates and a Blaupunkt Blue Magic Subwoofer.
When first saw this car, the front look of it do tell me it looks like another car till it hit me on the movie James Bond when he was driving Aston Martin. The grill front do give those impression with its combination of sharp end on the headlights.
The body of the car sure do feel solid even as when you close the door. You do feel it, its much heavier or solid compare to many car brands out there under similar range.
Love the interior inside, as everything seems logic and pretty advance to me. It is all carefully place and does not look weird. One of the cool factor that many cars have now is the keyless entry with push start button.
To make it more cool, it comes with keyless entry and the button on the bottom left is the button to push start the engine.
I might be new to all this new technology as find this SYNC Audio System, Bluetooth Connectivity & Voice Command is pretty cool. Just turn on your phone bluetooth then if you choose to sync it with your phone, all details in phonebook will be paired and the rest you just use your voice to look for your phonebook data, voice to call or reject call.
Besides that, they have include, the brand’s in-car connectivity system that connects mobile devices to the car via Bluetooth or USB. The build in EcoMode software application is to measure on your driving patterns.
On the door window button it do not feel plasticity at all, .
Although its a pretty compact car, passenger on behind sure do have a small leg room space, needless to say those who sit behind me will be even worst as I am standing at 185cm, leg room left will be good for kids.
What was given on small leg room do give another option that they do have a pretty huge car boot, looking at a car such as this.
Taking a ride with this car is exiciting with its awesome pick up, smooth transition of gears that do not really jerk as you drive per other car. Pressing on full acceleration for pick up upon passing another car is amazing on the sound of dropping gears and pick up is just right. This is the power of Powershift that build into it.
Suspension build in car do amaze me as with this slightly bumpy terrain, with path holes here and there we do not really feel it as shaky though.
Handling of car is amazing, as I can feel it is heavy which I believe from its body condition itself and turning a 70% degree at 80kmh to 100kmh is not really a problem or without your heart pounding is it gonna skied.
For a car with 1,498cc and cruising at highway at 150 kmh does not feel anything as its still pretty quiet from the wind factor and I have brought it to 180kmh and its still solid steady. Loving it. (at the speed is only demo meant for this test drive.)
Its a nice car to drive around city, as I have always love small compact cars for one reason. Easy parking. Even off to Cafe Hopping, its pretty convenient to find a car park slot with the size of the car. Not only that, as the car comes with 6 Speakers which is just nice for audio. Add in a amp I believe it will be a pretty decent sound system.
During rain, it do trigger their a rain sensor/auto wiper system and as over safety precaution, comes with Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), traction control, ABS with EBD, emergency brake assist, rear Isofix mounts and hill launch assist which prevent the car from declining when you are in slop condition for a few seconds before it move back. and a Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) with Immobilizer
During night, the colour combination for the car meter and the rest of the colour is pleasant. Cleverly they have 2 mini lights that build on the main lighting area that shine very dimply to the handbrake which makes it slightly easy to find things without putting on the lights.
Too add in cool factor for the car exterior, they do have a mini LED light build upon at both side mirror that shine on the floor. Think its kinda petrol savvy as RM60 will takes you to about 400-500km (depending how you drive).
Why not check out yourself for this car by test drive at their nearest outlet. Price on Road are as below for 2 variants, with 1.0 Ecoboost & Ford Fiesta 1.5.
Wow, this is certainly another different league of alcohol that I have encounter for the first time. Never did I know that this Louis XIII is actually under Remy Martin. After reading up, this cognac is consider a legendary product from Remy Martin itself as containing Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie aged between 40 and 100 years and packaged in a gorgeous Baccarat decanter. . Some series is so unique that each decanter is individually numbered. For such, The Louis XIII LE JEROBOAM collection is released in very limited quantities each year.
A little of history: This Cognac is created in 1874, LOUIS XIII set out to carve its footprint in various parts of the world. His very first decanters crossed the borders of Europe and set sail for the United States in 1876. Did even surprise me further where the first bottle reach the shore of Asia by hitting it in Singapore, Penang (yap my hometown) and Calcutta.
This product is certainly a very unique one as for this campaign, the owner of the rarest decanter found in Asia will enjoy an exclusive trip for two to the visit LOUIS XIII Estate in Cognac, France.
Well lets test your maths, Guess what as A 70 cl bottle of Louis XIII may be priced at?