Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sandisk Christmas Giveaway!

Tis the season to be giving!!

Which is what I will be doing with yet another Christmas Giveaway with SanDisk!

I have THREE cool USB drives up for grabs, ideal for those who are always running out of phone memory space when on holiday from all the picture taking, selfies, food pics and OOTDs. Raise your hand if you're guilty of this.

But HEY, it's Christmas and all is forgiven. In fact, let me reward three lucky travel addicts in the spirit of Christmas, New Year (Hello, 2017!) and Chinese New Year! These USBs from SanDisk aren't like the usual USB from pasar malam because these are quality stuff that you need especially if you're constantly travelling and snapping pictures with your phone.

iXpand™ Flash Drive - a mobile storage device designed to help people quickly and easily free up space on their iPhone and iPad with up to 128GB of additional capacity. The iXpand Flash Drive features a new, modern design that fits with most iPhone and iPad cases, a USB 3.0 connector for faster transfer speeds to Mac or PCs, and a completely redesigned app to easily manage photos, videos and music. It’s available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, with MSRPs of RM179, RM239, RM339 and RM529, respectively. 

SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C flash drive - features a new retractable design, faster speeds and higher capacity, giving users the ability to quickly and easily free up space and transfer content between their smartphones and today’s USB-C devices. It comes in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB with MSRPs of MYR59, MYR79, MYR119 and MYR219, respectively. 

For this giveaway, I have two SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C flash drive and one iXpand™ Flash Drive up for grabs in a very easy Instagram contest! 

All you need to do is: 
1) Follow me on Instagram (@wee.trains.eats.travels) 
2) Gimme a like on the contest image (sample below) by double tapping on Instagram 
3) In the Instagram comments, tell me why you desperately need a SanDisk USB for your next trip.
4) Tag a friend as well to let them in on the fun.
5) You're done! 

like on instagram please!
Winners will be announced on Christmas Day so stay tune for the good news!

Terms and conditions:
1. Contest ends on Christmas Eve, Saturday at midnight Malaysia time. 
2. Winners will be selected based on caption creativity.
2. Only three winners will be selected. One device per winner.
3. Giveaway is open to those with a Klang Valley address only. It can be a home or office address.
4. Entries that have not completed the stated instructions will be automatically disqualified.
5. Winners will be notified via DM.
6. Blogger is not responsible for any malfunction of the device.
7. Prize cannot be exchanged for anything else or for cash.
8. Prize will be delivered by a delivery service of the blogger's choosing or if the winner is within her vicinity, she might drop it off herself.
10. If winner does not respond to the DM within 48 hours with the requested information, blogger reserves the right to select another winner.
11. Due to it being the festive season, expect a delay in the delivery of the prize.

Thank you and good luck! 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Philips InfraCare review: Helping my achy knees

I always say that 'you never regret a good workout'. I standby that saying but even a good workout has its backfire if one is not too careful. Injuries, muscle pull and wore out joint often go hand-in-hand with being healthy and fit (ironically) and if not properly treated early on, these aches and pains can go on to be a nuisance and movement hindering for older you.

I, for one, am feeling the 'rewards' of my tennis days, sliding across the court and running back and forth with a lot of stop, turn and sprint motion thrown in. Those left my knees and heels with a lot of pains even until now.

My left knee in particular has taken the blunt of the injuries and I could feel sharp pain every time I squatted or knelt. It got worst when I injured my hip which in turn affected the way I walked which brought back the pain in the knee. Sigh.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Bright Spartan Trifecta Weekend 2016 recap

Well, I have done it. I managed to completed not one but two Spartan Trifecta this year. Once a distant dream, it was made possible with a lot of planning and the willingness to make small sacrifices like buying less clothes and going out less. So much less...I have no social life now outside of my bootcamp and work groups.
A Weekend in Beautiful Hell
It seemed right that my first Trifecta for 2016 had come from Malaysia and very appropriate that my second came from Australia, the land where my Spartan journey started. The journey to these Trifectas has been nothing short of memorable.
My Spartan medals since 2014

Thursday, December 8, 2016

St Marc Cafe's Chococro lands at Sunway Pyramid

I remember one rainy morning in Kyoto, I sought shelter and breakfast from the heavy downpour in a St Marc Cafe near the Teramachi shopping arcade. It was early, cold and I was hungry. It was then I was introduced to their delicious array of pastries and its...Chococro....drools. Think layers of buttery croissant wrapped around a rich centre of dark chocolate. Delicious!

It seemed that founder Naoyuki Katayama discovered it by accident one day after skipping the fermentation process when making the croissant dough, resulting in a pastry that is denser and richer, and creating one of St. Marc Café’s bestsellers to date.

Now, I don't need to go all the way to Kyoto for St Marc Cafe because it has just offically launched its first outlet in Malaysia at Sunway Pyramid. St. Marc Café prides itself in creating and baking all of its pastries in-house, ensuring their freshness and quality. The café’s open-kitchen concept allows customers to see how the pastries are made, as well as enjoy the aroma of freshly-baked goods.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Get your cat checked up with MyCat2Vet Campaign by Royal Canin

"Your cat is a little on the chubby side for his size."

When the vet told me this, I stared at my silly furkid boy, Milo and patted the underside of his belly and his sides. Now that he mentioned it, Milo was a little on a meaty side and I hadn't realised it.

There are a lot of things we don't realise about our pets, cats in particular and one of those things are their health. A survey commissioned by Royal Canin revealed that an estimated 2 in 5 cat owners in Malaysia won’t be taking their cats to a veterinarian this year. One significant finding was that 40% of cat owners surveyed have never taken their cats to the veterinarian.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Mobile wifi review: Travel Recommends in Melbourne

We all read about that Olympic Champion who incurred a $5,000 phone bill just from playing Pokemon Go at the event. Noob. Like why you no buy local sim card or rent wireless wifi router? Gone were the days when we lived in fear during our travels over obtaining a thousand dollar phone bill just because we needed to google a location and address while on holiday.

What more with our constant practice of sharing and posting on social media and not to forget hunting region exclusive Pokemon such as this Kangaskhan.