Random Notes 8

Posted by : foongpc | Thursday, March 25, 2010 | Published in


1. By the time you read this post, I am already in Bali. It's my very first trip to Bali and I hope I will have a great time there! I will be back some time next week so in the meantime, I will be missing all of you and your blogs!

2. Since I am in Bali, I will not be able to activate my wealth star tomorrow Friday : (

For those of you who are interested in using feng shui to attract wealth, you can activate your wealth star between 5am-7am at the NorthWest or East sector of your home (except if you have a Snake in your Bazi Chart). For more details, you can read my post Feng Shui 2010 According To Joey Yap.

Luckily for me and for those of you who cannot activate it tomorrow for whatever reason, Joey had given us another date to activate our wealth star, and that is on June 9th, 2010, so do take note! : )

3. Yippee!! I won a Sony Digital Still Camera from Standard Chartered recently. I happily went to collect the camera at The Curve yesterday.


What do you think of this camera?


But for my Bali photo shoots, I think I will stick to my trusted Panasonic Lumix LX3 : )

4. Do you like Him Heang biscuits? A friend bought me these two biscuits from the one and only Him Heang outlet in the world, which is at Jalan Burma in Penang.

On the left is the famous Tau Sar Pneah and on the right is the delicious Beh Teh Saw.

The Beh Teh Saw biscuits were individually wrapped. There were 8 pieces in a box priced at RM6.50.

I took a bite of the Beh Teh Saw and it was yummy!!

I also adore the Tau Sar Pneah or Tambun biscuits as it's popularly known. Unlike their rival Ghee Heang, Him Heang's Tau Sar Pneah are much nicer and they melt in your mouth. Simply yummy!

Here, let me magnify so you can drool over it, haha!

Each box of Tambun biscuits contains 32 pieces and is priced at RM9.50.

5. Recently I received a Thank You letter from WWF. It's always nice to receive a Thank You letter, don't you agree?

I donate to WWF every month as I believe in saving the animals and the endangered species.

And also because I am a panda. LOL!

At first, I thought donating to organizations like WWF was a waste of money because most of the money would be given to the marketing company that runs the fundraising, but it is now confirmed that WWF receives the entire amount of our donations. The marketing company only get a one time fixed fee from WWF's pre-allocated fundraising budget.

So if you like to donate and save the animals, please click HERE.

6. Recently, I received a surprise gift from blogger Ladyviral. She's now in Singapore so it's no wonder she sent me this!


It's a Merlion keychain! Thanks for the gift and the nicely written letter, Ladyviral! : )

7. Since I am in Bali now, I am going to shop around for some souvenirs. I am going to give away these souvenirs to 3 readers who leave the most comments on this post and the next upcoming post scheduled on March 27th.

Terms and conditions are as follows:
- All comments must be related to the topics in the relevant posts. Comments that are not related will not be counted.

- Winners will be chosen based on the total number of comments they leave in this post and the next upcoming post on March 27th.

- You cannot leave more than 10 consecutive comments at one go. The 11th comment and thereafter will not be counted. If you have more things to say, take a break and return later to leave more comments.

- This contest is open to everyone from anywhere in the world.

- This contest ends on 11.59pm on 29th March 2010.


PS: I am going to announce the 3 winners of my Versus Tag (Najib vs Mahathir) contest in my next post. If you participated in that contest, stay tuned! You might just be one of the lucky winners!!


(109) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Oh wow..holidaying again! :) Enjoy your trip.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:45 PM
  2. fufu said...

    wow bali bali bali....pergi pergi pergi...

    yum biscuit biscuit biscuit.... mari mari mari

    safe journey ...have fun :)

    March 25, 2010 at 2:03 PM
  3. Reanaclaire said...

    aiksss..i m too late! my blogroll says 23 minutes... mei teng is quicker.. hahahaa.. ok, now go read your post!

    March 25, 2010 at 2:03 PM
  4. Reanaclaire said...

    ok finished reading.. so u r in bali now.. happy traveling!! another contest again? seems got contest each time u go aboard.. hehehe.. in that case, do go more often.. but then i dont think i can win with the most comments! anyway, hope u have a nice wonderful breakaway!

    March 25, 2010 at 2:06 PM
  5. Caroline said...

    lol now then u noe bout d wwf did dat? if u read my previous blog. i did bog bout my previous part time experience working with those marketing firm, we got our pay from dat so called one time fee, as its a lot, more than u can think of. d commission we earned from 1 donor is rm118 if using credit cards. can u imagine i can be so loaded dat time. earned like 800-900 per week, n i only work on friday n sat cz no class dat time? anyway, just worked for 3 weeks cz got exam dy. btw, not only wwf, others charitable organization like MAKNA n Budimas all those oso same thing. :) hehe unc tekkaus got his merlion earlier than u aye! gud then u got dat cam, tk more more pic of bali! haha

    March 25, 2010 at 2:13 PM
  6. Mariuca said...

    Uwahhhhhh in Bali edi with ur new blue luggage!!! Have fun, take lots of pics and stay away from scary stuff ha ha!

    March 25, 2010 at 2:43 PM
  7. day-dreamer said...

    Bon voyage!

    And I agree, Him Heang tau sar pneah are indeed nicer. :)

    March 25, 2010 at 2:48 PM
  8. Oman said...

    wow. enjoy your time in bali.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:55 PM
  9. Caroline said...

    btw, i hope u can take more pictures of the beaches! my last time planned trip was canceled due to the bombing incident so quite disappointed, ever heard my lecturer told us her experiences at thr, all about beaches! am going to visit thr end of year! haha. oh and the foods! my indonesian frens sad the traditional foods thr very yummy one. hope u can snap it to show on ur bloggie. :)

    March 25, 2010 at 3:41 PM
  10. [SK] said...

    wow, so nice and enjoyable, you are already in Bali!! how i wish i can have a holiday now...

    March 25, 2010 at 4:06 PM
  11. [SK] said...

    very clever of you huh, prepare a few scheduled post before you went off for holidays.. most people will just gone MIA while they're on holidays..

    March 25, 2010 at 4:07 PM
  12. [SK] said...

    errr, so is this blog completed one?? cos i know you've problems with blogger that you can never go edit your saved posts.. hehe!! anyway, no problem, it looks like a complete one to me~~ :p

    March 25, 2010 at 4:08 PM
  13. [SK] said...

    so how many days are you going to spend in Bali?? certainly i will be missing you as well as you miss me too, hehehehe!!

    March 25, 2010 at 4:09 PM
  14. [SK] said...

    you know what?? i certainly will be missing you spamming comments in my blog, when are you coming back to do that again?? my blog misses you a lot foong~~ :(

    March 25, 2010 at 4:10 PM
  15. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    1.Bali pigi eh have fun..
    3.See the rich getting richer those with few cameras get another new camera those like me without a camera..so how *pls read between the lines* dont mind your old Lumix *ahem*.
    4.Him Heang vs Ghee Heang, oh Gee, I will follow Him.
    5.Nice of LV
    6.OK taikor & taicheh spammers go for it haha. Good luck!tQ
    7. Ello how come this time I did not see any invitation for bloggers to go with you to Bali?

    March 25, 2010 at 4:11 PM
  16. mNhL said...

    Been to Bali 4 years ago. The weather there was SO TERRIBLY HOT. But managed to survive. haha. Nice beach.

    March 25, 2010 at 4:18 PM
  17. [SK] said...

    hey foong, you really are very keen on the fengshui thing huh?? but why can't you do it in Bali??

    March 25, 2010 at 4:24 PM
  18. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...so now you are in Bali already lar bro? Good for you o. :D

    March 25, 2010 at 4:25 PM
  19. Tekkaus said...

    Why suddenly talk about fengshui pulak? :p

    March 25, 2010 at 4:26 PM
  20. [SK] said...

    ooopsss, sorry i missed out reading the keyword, you must do it at the NW or E sector of your home.. hahaha!! "pai seh"..

    March 25, 2010 at 4:26 PM
  21. [SK] said...

    hmmm, i think i won't be able to do that.. because i only willing to wake up at 8am to go to work!! 5am-7am is just too early for me to wake up to do anything~~ :p

    March 25, 2010 at 4:27 PM
  22. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...you won it from Standard Chartered? So you are not using it? Then can give it to me or not? :D

    March 25, 2010 at 4:27 PM
  23. [SK] said...

    the next round would be in June 9th?? that's very long from now.. jsut curious, is 5am-7am the only good time to do this wealth star activation??

    March 25, 2010 at 4:28 PM
  24. Tekkaus said...

    I don't really like to eat heong peng o. :p Well...because it will stick to my teeth?

    March 25, 2010 at 4:28 PM
  25. [SK] said...

    next time if we have chance to meet, then i must ask you something about fengshui.. see if you can advise me on something good.. hehehehe~~ :D

    March 25, 2010 at 4:29 PM
  26. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...you donated money to WWF too? I hesitate about donating to WWF too because well...I was worried that the money will be siphoned by someone else. :p

    March 25, 2010 at 4:30 PM
  27. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...so you also receive the Merlion from her lar? Good o. But mine is way more beautiful than yours. :D

    March 25, 2010 at 4:31 PM
  28. Tekkaus said...

    Aiyoh...this contest again. Surely I will lose this time. :D

    March 25, 2010 at 4:32 PM
  29. iamthewitch said...

    Ah I MISS the heong peng from Him Heang! They are the absolute BEST heong peng in the world!!! I love love love! :)

    Oh you're going to Bali for the first time eh! Must go Uluwatu and Tanah Lot ya... beautiful!

    March 25, 2010 at 4:34 PM
  30. [SK] said...

    wow, how come you got a brand new camera from Stand Chart?? so good one?? i never got any freebies before from any banks lor~~

    March 25, 2010 at 4:37 PM
  31. [SK] said...

    hmmmm, let me guess.. is it a redemption from your credit card points?? haha, i bet it must be so, cos banks are never so generous ever!! kekekeke :D

    March 25, 2010 at 4:37 PM
  32. [SK] said...

    don't complain so much about the camera foong, since it's free ok?? and this one looks good enough to me..

    March 25, 2010 at 4:38 PM
  33. [SK] said...

    btw, i heard that sony cameras are not bad and especially good in taking night mode photos.. have you tried that out yet??

    March 25, 2010 at 4:38 PM
  34. [SK] said...

    hey, give me five!! i am also using panasonic lumix.. but i think my model is F15, lower class than your LX3.. but still i think it takes good quality photos.. am contented enough with that..

    March 25, 2010 at 4:39 PM
  35. eastcoastlife said...

    Wow... Bali! Enjoy the beach and the food! Wonder which hotel you're staying....

    March 25, 2010 at 6:11 PM
  36. eastcoastlife said...

    I love this Tambun biscuits and Beh teh Saw! I always buy them when I go to Penang and Malacca. I miss eating them. :(

    March 25, 2010 at 6:12 PM
  37. eastcoastlife said...

    Enjoy your Bali trip! Waiting for your post about your holiday.

    March 25, 2010 at 6:13 PM
  38. wenn said...

    hv a nice holiday!

    March 25, 2010 at 6:57 PM
  39. lina said...

    Envy Foong. :D

    March 25, 2010 at 6:58 PM
  40. lina said...

    This guy ah, always go holidaying one! XD

    March 25, 2010 at 6:59 PM
  41. lina said...

    Have fun in Bali. Take plenty of photos and buy lots of souvenirs!

    March 25, 2010 at 6:59 PM
  42. [SK] said...

    hey you know what?? tau sah pneah and beh teh saw are two of my favourite snacks!! and gosh, you are blogging them both at once, right in front of my eyes..

    March 25, 2010 at 7:17 PM
  43. [SK] said...

    so who bought you these two boxes of pastries?? looks like you've got lots of friends who always get you things.. so envy of you..

    March 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM
  44. [SK] said...

    oh is it?? Him Heang has only got one branch in the world?? i thot since they are doing so well, they must have lots of branches already, never did i expect they insisted only one shop!!

    March 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM
  45. [SK] said...

    as for beh teh saw i still think the one from gunung rapat (ipoh) is the best.. when my friend or colleague goes back to hometown, i will sometimes ask them to get two pack for me.. and i can finish them by myself alone!! hehehe~~ :p

    March 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM
  46. [SK] said...

    actually when it comes to these two snacks, i really don't care from where they are produced.. because to me, they are just so nice and i can't bother too much also, hahaha!! :D

    March 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM
  47. Ken Wooi said...

    so nice get free camera somemore.. never in my life i win any free gadgets.. all have to fork out money to buy.. =P

    March 25, 2010 at 10:25 PM
  48. Caroline said...

    eh my fren's daddy oso won leh, but ixus 1. ur blog stuffed with too many food liao, open ur blog sure feel hungry 1. :( next time b4 read ur blog, have to eat till full then open. haha

    March 26, 2010 at 12:58 AM
  49. TZ said...

    seems like most of your readers are so Kia Su... anyway, i don't think i wanna to participate in the contest.

    Have a nice trip in Bali eh~ I enjoyed my Bali Trip so much few years back :p

    March 26, 2010 at 1:27 AM
  50. CH Voon said...

    hahaha i comment at the wrong post wakakakaka...

    March 26, 2010 at 3:25 AM
  51. [SK] said...

    of course it's always nice to receive thank you letter from somebody.. that means things you've done is appreciated, and sure you feels like wanted to donate more to WWF?? hehe~~ :)

    March 26, 2010 at 8:15 AM
  52. [SK] said...

    that's a very good deed for you to donate money monthly to WWF.. is it because of the WWF logo that resembles yourself?? hehe, i mean panda, of course~~ :p

    March 26, 2010 at 8:16 AM
  53. [SK] said...

    then i'm so intimated in front of you, because many times i was in shopping mall, and when people approach me for WWF donation, i'll just walk away.. hehehe :p

    March 26, 2010 at 8:17 AM
  54. [SK] said...

    because i always worry that the money will not reach them.. but since you've shown the personalised thank you letter, that ensures the money does go to WWF to help save the animals..

    March 26, 2010 at 8:17 AM
  55. [SK] said...

    actually i've planned to do something similar.. maybe not to WWF, but instead to UNICEF to help the children in poverty countries.. help to feed them with food and water, and also free education..

    March 26, 2010 at 8:17 AM
  56. khengsiong said...

    Time to activate wealth star is 5am? aiyo... past already...

    March 26, 2010 at 8:43 AM
  57. [SK] said...

    see see see.. my statement above about you being popular among friends is just so right!! another gifts you received from friends..

    March 26, 2010 at 9:13 AM
  58. [SK] said...

    so sweet of ladyviral also to have get you guys some souvenirs.. i think she's doing quite well in singapore, but certainly misses you a lot eih??

    March 26, 2010 at 9:14 AM
  59. [SK] said...

    nice keychain with the merlion on it, and somemore with a handwritten letter.. but i guess what's nicer is actually the thought, right?? :)

    March 26, 2010 at 9:14 AM
  60. [SK] said...

    hmmm, so i guess this is not the first time you got something from ladyviral right?? or did i remember wrongly that you also sent her some souvenirs before??

    March 26, 2010 at 9:14 AM
  61. [SK] said...

    haha, talking about keychain, i have loads of them in my office pinned to the partition.. all from colleagues after they have gone somewhere for holidays.. it's like a tradition that we get keychains for colleagues, haha~~ :D

    March 26, 2010 at 9:14 AM
  62. victor

    wow!! those "Tau Sar Pneah" really look very yummy!! can i have some?? haha ^_^

    March 26, 2010 at 10:24 AM
  63. [SK] said...

    hehehe, i've already expected you to put on another contest again this time round when you are going to Bali!! and hey, i was right.. haha :D

    March 26, 2010 at 11:24 AM
  64. [SK] said...

    hmmm, while i've missed the previous round when you went to Guilin, and the last round on guessing the Genting Skyway contest.. so, i think i'll actively participate this time round..

    March 26, 2010 at 11:24 AM
  65. [SK] said...

    wow, so many rules being set huh?? but i think you should also set the number of words requirements in each of the comments right?? just to be fair that no one plays a trick on this..

    March 26, 2010 at 11:25 AM
  66. [SK] said...

    yes, i think i'm gonna spam your blog with comments for these two posts then!! i'm very eager to get the prize from you, for at least once, hahaha!!

    March 26, 2010 at 11:25 AM
  67. [SK] said...

    so wondering what are you going to get from Bali?? please don't get keychain, get something more unique and special ok?? i'm so looking forward to knowing what we'll get.. hehehehe~~ :p

    March 26, 2010 at 11:25 AM
  68. Cloudia said...

    Very nice posting, Foong!
    Aloha from Hawaii my Friend!

    Comfort Spiral

    March 26, 2010 at 11:56 AM
  69. CheaHSan said...

    Have a great Balinese holiday bro.

    Congratz for winning camera now you got two what you gonna do about it auction to the *lowest* bidder hehe?

    March 26, 2010 at 5:33 PM
  70. CheaHSan said...

    What a relief and happy to see Him Heang and lot more shops opening in Penang. Those days becoz of monopoly we are at the mercy of Ghee Heang, have to beg and see their "face color" just for *one* box of Tau Sar Pneah. They require a three days advance reservation. I empathise with those rejected customers who would only walked out of Ghee Heang with a common universal language even Ukrainian or Australian would understand as it goes like this %$#@*&^%(*&..

    March 26, 2010 at 5:36 PM
  71. CheaHSan said...

    Nice of LV to reward you with a Merlion keychain and keep your compassionate fire burning and the funds rolling into WWF to save the animals & endangered species. thanks.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:42 PM
  72. bluedreamer27 said...

    most comment for this post? hmmm how can i do that? i will leave one comment per number

    March 27, 2010 at 12:17 AM
  73. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh bali? make sure to drop by to Bali's version of Hollywood ~ the BaliWood ( i guess that's how they call it)/.... have a nice trip foong


    March 27, 2010 at 12:22 AM
  74. bluedreamer27 said...

    what is "wealth star"?

    March 27, 2010 at 12:24 AM
  75. bluedreamer27 said...

    haha... so that's what "wealth star" means... Sorry i'm just so excited to live a comment and i failed to read the bottom part hehe

    March 27, 2010 at 12:26 AM
  76. bluedreamer27 said...

    My auntie is a feng shui believer, she have lots of Buddha figurines in her house... She gave one to my mom last christmas

    March 27, 2010 at 12:28 AM
  77. bluedreamer27 said...

    wow! congrats... you're so lucky. Speaking of camera.. actually i'm planning to buy one this month.. i realized that i need it for my blogs so i can share photos too...^^


    March 27, 2010 at 12:31 AM
  78. bluedreamer27 said...

    first time to hear about Him Heang but it's sure looks good ... can you share some? hehehe


    March 27, 2010 at 12:33 AM
  79. bluedreamer27 said...

    wow, now it answers my question of why you are being so lucky... that's because you have a good heart.. Keep it up foong,,, Blessings will never stop falling to you...


    March 27, 2010 at 12:36 AM
  80. bluedreamer27 said...

    wow that's nice...that Merlion has been a traemark already of Singapore... my cousin (who is now in Singapore too)gave me a picture frame with a Merlion curved into it.. (but that's 6-8 months ago)


    March 27, 2010 at 12:40 AM
  81. bluedreamer27 said...

    yipee, may the best commentator wins hahaha.. good luck for me

    March 27, 2010 at 12:41 AM
  82. bluedreamer27 said...

    let me count mine... ooops... this is the last comment for now, we'll be back soon... hahaha

    March 27, 2010 at 12:42 AM
  83. Unknown said...

    can i have the gift without entering the contest? haiya, brother also wanna calculate with me meh? :)

    March 29, 2010 at 11:43 AM
  84. jam said...

    I usually do not comment a lot! But this time is exception, ok? I want to win prizes from Bali!

    March 29, 2010 at 12:44 PM
  85. jam said...

    Not bad at all at 12.1 mega pixels! You should bring it along with you to Bali. Take a shot with both cameras and compare.

    March 29, 2010 at 12:46 PM
  86. jam said...

    I like the Tau Sar Pneah. Looks nice and delicious!

    March 29, 2010 at 12:47 PM
  87. jam said...

    I am under the similar auto debit donation program as you. And I did receive the Thank You letter too!

    March 29, 2010 at 12:48 PM
  88. jam said...

    But I did receive 1 more thank you letter than you cause I donate to 2 organizations, i.e. the UNICEF and NKF.

    March 29, 2010 at 12:49 PM
  89. jam said...

    Now I know why we can click and be travel partners even we did not know each other before. Cause both of us have benevolent heart, haha! Am I right? Am I right?

    March 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM
  90. jam said...

    Talking about WWF, did you switch off last Saturday night in Bali for Earth Hour? I did! Don't say this is unrelated as Earth Hour is organized by WWF.

    March 29, 2010 at 12:53 PM
  91. jam said...

    Oh Merlion! I have not been to Singapore for ages liao. I last went there more than 10 years ago.

    March 29, 2010 at 12:55 PM
  92. jam said...

    But Singapore is not in my list to visit. I think Singapore is just a shopping paradise, nothing much to offer. And I hate shopping the most!

    March 29, 2010 at 12:56 PM
  93. jam said...

    Enjoy your Bali trip and do bring back lots of photos to share with us here!

    March 29, 2010 at 12:58 PM
  94. eiling lim said...

    haha my mom really woke up at 6am and activate the wealth star! Salute!

    March 29, 2010 at 7:09 PM
  95. [SK] said...

    i've been to Bali before, but was like more than 5 years ago.. ah, i remembered, just one week before the tsunami!! wasn’t that scary??

    March 29, 2010 at 11:44 PM
  96. [SK] said...

    i think i might be visiting Bali again.. Tanah Lot, Uluwatu, Ubud, and i think we missed one place where you see lakes and temples.. and of course we also missed out the famous babi guling!! how could we??

    March 29, 2010 at 11:45 PM
  97. [SK] said...

    so, this time round you're bringing your Panasonic only?? leaving the new Sony at home?? btw, do you take photo of your own?? or you just like to take photos of your hands and legs?? haha~~ :D

    March 29, 2010 at 11:45 PM
  98. [SK] said...

    hmmm, did you finish all the 8 pieces of beh teh saw and the 32 pieces of tao sah pneah by yourselfs?? wow, that's very fattening, you must ask your friend to pay for your gym membership!! haha~~ :D

    March 29, 2010 at 11:45 PM
  99. [SK] said...

    hmmm, i wonder if i have left enough comments in order to win your prize?? never mind, i'll keep monitoring.. this time i allow no failure again!! yes, bravo to me!!!

    March 29, 2010 at 11:45 PM
  100. doc said...

    if you're used to Him Heang or Ghee Heang, then you'll probably go back for them. after awhile, i realised i'm not that fussy with the biscuits & tried out other brands as well. taste the same to me & cost cheaper, too, esp the ones sold at chowrasta market.

    March 30, 2010 at 5:03 PM
  101. HappySurfer said...

    LOL at SK and his quest to win this time. You go, SK! I know you will win a prize one this time. haha..

    March 31, 2010 at 11:49 AM
  102. HappySurfer said...

    Foong, CONGRATS on winning the camera. Very nice..

    March 31, 2010 at 11:51 AM
  103. HappySurfer said...

    Hey, thanks for the reminder on the wealth activation. Helpful for people interested.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:54 AM
  104. HappySurfer said...

    Let me guess.. you must have contributed to save the panda. Kudos, Foong!

    March 31, 2010 at 11:56 AM
  105. W.C said...

    I hope you have a great holiday celebration with your family there. Congrats to win the camera. I'm waiting to see some nice photos of Bali, plz share on your blog. Your biscuits seems very tasty. I appreciate you for donating to WWF, the key chain is so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing, God bless you. Have a nice trip.

    March 31, 2010 at 6:35 PM
  106. Ayie said...

    waaaahhh, everybody already posted their keychains and it feels like i'm the only one who never did =P

    April 1, 2010 at 5:06 AM
  107. Hanging lamps said...

    Bali is small, just 140 Km by 80 Km and lies between Java, and Lombok in the east. Bali has developed a world of its own

    April 2, 2010 at 7:33 PM
  108. محمد محود said...

    a Sony Digital Still Camera
    شركة رش مبيدات بالخرج

    August 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM
  109. شركة فارس الخليج said...

    Nice and decent blog
    شركة تركيب طارد حمام بالرياض

    February 3, 2018 at 12:44 AM