Sunday, October 23, 2016

Go Visit London: 3 Hidden Gems

I have so much to share about my adventures and it would be impossible to write everything within one article. So yeah, welcome to my Part 2!

Lets start off with the London's city. As everyone knows, Big Ben, London Bridge, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace are commonly known as those famous tourist attraction. And many tend to forget other hidden gems in London that you should actually go and explore! To make your trip truly unforgettable, check out some other places that people don't even know they were existing. Bucket list: 

1. Sky Garden
A very spacious rooftop garden, and I found the panoramic view of London to be stunning from up there. There was also a cafe bar serving tea, coffee, cocktails with some pastries and muffins available too. There's something very rare to enjoy this view with a fabulous drink, you would be crazy if you miss this.So if you are considering to visit the Shard or the London eye, seriously consider SkyGarden as your alternative option. It is free admission, not to mention you have to book online in advance. Click for your booking slot. 

I wandered around the semi-tropical greenhouse garden,  it was very refreshing. After months of cold weather, summer is finally here! London is now bask with glorious sunshine. Look at those green plants everywhere, I had wondered how long the indoor plants can last before they dying off? How often the plants should be watered? Are they using in-house watering system? hahahha dumb questions.

Sky Garden they offer everything from cocktails to cookies, cakes, muffins, croissants and many more. Mouthwatering just by looking at the food now, bring me back please :( I opted for an orange juice costing me around 3 to 5 pounds, no doubt it was mildly expensive. 

2. Portobello Road
-Beautiful colored row house- 

One of the many questions I am asked is where I visit those colorful painted houses in London? Well it is located along the Portobello Road, all the magical colorful houses lining the way. The main tube station is Notting Hill Gate, which is easily accessibly via the Central circle and District lines. When I was last there, I stumbled upon these pretty houses and I couldn't resist the stunning muted pastel colors. Its easily one of my favorite London Street, and I wouldn't mind living there forever :)

This is where the trouble came in. When I travel alone,how do I get photos of myself? So I asked a stranger to do me a favor. But 9 times out of 10, the candid is very upsetting LOL. A lesson learned, DO NOT get a strangers to take you a photo. Anyway, they were nice to stop and help me out. I'd appreciated so much, thank you :)

Portebello Market
Address: Portobello Road, 72 Tavistock Road, London W11 1AN
Public Transport: Ladbroke Grove Station

3. Little Venice
Just as it's name suggest, Little Venice look exactly like the Italian's city, with all those colorful canals and typical houseboats. Whilst there, you can talk a walk or either take a boat trip along the canal. It is a short walk from the tube Station ( Warwick Avenue) to Little Venice, around 5 mins. There were several restaurant and cafes to eat along the way.

When I lived in London I used to dream of living in a houseboat lol.... and I still do.. Wish I own one of them. 

Little Venice
Address: Maida Ave, London W2 1ST, United Kingdom
Station: Warwick Avenue Station, then walk 5mins to Little Venice
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Earn cashback with Shopback Malaysia

I blogged about my saving plan last week, you can refer back all my tips HERE. So now its time to share something which help you save even more, marathon saving loll. For those who know me in person, I am sure most of you know that I love to travel.  Travelling and exploring new places always make me so excited, that's the reason why I always look for the best deals online. So I have found ShopBack Malaysia, like most online shoppers, I shop with SBM.

Did you know that you get paid to shop online? My first reaction was like "uh are you damn serious?" ( Yes of course) . Ya you see, you can find great deals on ShopBack and shoppers get to EARN CASHHHH! It might sound too good to be true loll. What's even better? 

About ShopBack Malaysia
Shopback is the cashback site for online shopping and you get to enjoy up to 30% cashback. Meaning that you'll be able to access to a whole range of exclusive codes and offers from a whole variety of merchants — fashion, food, travel and many more!

ShopBack Malaysia partnered with over 500 local , regional and international merchants including Zalora, Lazada, and Asos. You can directly go for "travel" section if you're looking for a cheaper flight/hotels. Just look at the promotions and cashback, so many choices at discounted price.

Vacation, vacation, vacation. I think about vacation everyday, OMG I cant tell how much I love travel :( Be a smart consumer instead of being rich to travel the world. Talk about saving, I receive cashback in every single purchase I made through ShopBack. The hotels and flight ticket I book from Shopback is so much cheaper than the market price. 

Of course, if you're looking for top brands like TopShop, Aldo, Zalora ,Bonia etc, they have all these too. 

How it works?
It's easy and straightforward process. Once you have picked a deal, well simply click on “Shop now" to be redirected to the store's official website. From there you just perform your usual shopping. Once the payment is made on the merchant's side, your cashback will automatically be added to your ShopBack account within a few days. Once redeemable, you can cash out via your local bank account.

ShopBack gave me my own referral link, you can get RM5 to kick start your app shopping. Yes they literally pay you to shop and I love FREE thing. Who doesn't? Do sign up with #ShopbackMY now, it's really easy to sign up as shown below. 
This is my referral link:

Sunday, August 21, 2016

6 Genius Way To Save Money For Vacation

How to save enough money to travel 3 months? I was inspired by a blogger, Kate. I've planned this over a year, my aim was to save 20k which including my living expenses, transportation and foods. I mainly budgeted my airfare around 3k-4k, travel insurance RM500, passport renewal RM200, and anything left over in my account those are my living expenses. 

I was told that 20k is never enough to survive in UK. Well, I have to say "Yes it is more than enough". As to be honest I am going to share my little tips without any bias, and I hope this inspired you! I started with very little saving since January 2015, 10% of my full-time income was transferred to my PBB saving account every month. I was a fresh graduated, I have bills to pay just like everyone else, a lot of bills.....:(( 

Monthly expenses:
  • Car loan
  • Medical Insurance
  • Phone Bill
  • Studies loan
  • Foods
  • Shopping
  • Petrol
Let me reveal my saving tips now!

Tip 1. Make money as a blogger
I am often asked how to make a living from blogging? There are many ways such as ad space, affiliate income, products or services. That's how I got paid for every blog-post I've written in the past few years. So I managed to save RM250-RM1000 per post as long as I keep on writing. 

Hotel Review

Food Review

Game Review

Tip 2. Freelance Chinese editor
Freelance, means I was working independently instead of for a long term employer. I do it at home. I was employed by one company, and I earned extra income every month. I basically to create, edit and publish new content online Total: 1K++ /month 

Tip 3.  Start saving plans during Chinese New Year
What could be better than using the red packet money to kick start your saving plan? LOL. A lot of FREE cash, from here you can probably collects minimum 1k, more or less. 

Tip 4. Sell product online
Last year I managed to sell out a lot of limited edition Batman touch and go card, just in few days. Social media is likely one of the first place that comes to mind when I consider selling product over the Internet, and the responses were surprisingly great. Total: RM300-RM400

Tip 5. You have to contribute to the saving plan on a regular basis 
No matter what, no matter how. If you planned to save RM1000 every month, be determined.The amount of saving cant be any lesser than the previous month. So I forced myself to save RM1000 per month.

Tip 6. Don't spend on unnecessary items
Saving money ain't easy, the temptation to spend is everywhere and to save money takes determination. I was committed, I stop spending on branded stuff and I tried to cut down a lot of entertainment. Instead of shopping, I often choose to be at home and work to keep spending to a minimum. Of course, I am not encouraging you to cut down everything in your life, its fine if you do it once in a while. 

"Put it back....." 


Tip 7: Refer to my previous post!
Make good use of those online website to search for the best deals, cheaper flight and hotels. CLICK HERE More website that help you save more will be updating on the next post, so keep an eye! :)

Tip 8: Investment
Investment is the fastest way to earn but you need to make sure you found the safest one. Not to say " safest", but at least those which minizime your risk. I have one investment now, you can privately PM me if you are interested :) You invest a little, and you have earned an opprtunity to accumalte your wealth. But PLAY SAFE.

You don't have to be rich to travel the world, be smart and spend wisely. It was my first solo travel to UK on my own, but sooner or later I met up my friends who lived there. I was lucky because I don't really spend on my accommodation. I stayed in my friend's house, in Hatfield, Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester. I kept on moving around. 

To all my friends in UK, I would like to thank you for your gracious hospitality on my visit!

Well I am not saying that my tips are the best of the best! It's just purely from my experience so don't judge! And if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a comment below! Last but not least, stay tuned for my upcoming blog, I will still keep sharing tips for travel ! XOXO

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