Saturday, October 22, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
Being inexperienced in shipping a parcel myself, yeah usually i am at the receiving end, i love receiving parcels as it felt like Christmas everyday (haha), and being a first-timer using the service, I didn't know that I have to prepare the envelope of the chosen shipping company myself. As I do not have any of the skynet envelope, i checked with the skynet staff whether he has any to spare that i could perhaps buy from him when he came to my place for collection. He said no worries the staff at the office will do it for you. I was a bit surprised and taken aback but being the easily trusting person I am, i am very much-relieved and took the staff's name and signature on the collection form before passing my parcel to him, nicely-wrapped up in a box with bubble wrap and waited in anticipation.
Being a first-time user of easyparcel and also skynet, of course i have my worries. Thus, i checked on many reviews online and to my dismay, there are bad reviews than good ones.
Thus, when my parcel did not arrived safely and punctually the next day, i am obviously getting rather worried. The first tracking error code did not indicate the reason why the parcel did not arrive safely.
Note: I feel the tracking system should have a link at least to show what each error code represent.
Next day, I found the code has some description, it stated "delayed due to weather condition", obviously as the delivery person is using motorbike.
Giving them the benefits of doubt after verifying with my friend if there's any bad weather condition the day before. Indeed it was raining quite heavily at her place. So, again I waited for the resend, finally at the end day, the parcel arrived safely and also placed nicely in the flyer.
Now, that is obviously better than what has been said about this courier company. At least my experience with easyparcel throughout the whole ordeal is a good one. Their online support is responsive and helpful. But, skynet contact no. is not reachable.
All in all, i can't say skynet is the best courier company until i have more deliveries with them and also other courier companies before i could really compare between their services, but the fact that i don't have to travel to their physical office and that the user-friendly easyparcel website is a good experience for me.
Happy Shopping and Parceling folks!
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Extra set of Young Living Dew Drop Essential Oil Ultrasonic Diffuser
Condition: 10/10 (New)
FOC 1* 5ml Young Living Lavender essential oil
And 1* 5 ml Young Living Lemon essential oil
Postage can be arranged at buyer's cost/ COD- Puchong/Bangsar South/Sri Petaling
Do leave me a comment if you like to get this set of very good products to have at home, office or yoga/training places.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
- Lotsa bubble wrap
- Leave no space in between the product and the box (as you never know how the shipping company handle your products, some may even being thrown about from one delivery point to another)
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Today I just had a narrow miss of a car accident.
It was a rainy day and the road is quite jam. I used mex highway and it asked me to exit at 2004 Bukit Jalil rather than the usual exit 2003 to Kuchai Lama.
Once I turned in to that road ( I don't think I am driving too fast...in fact I was about to move to the left side- the slower lane as the road was quite curvy, but just as I was driving towards the left, my car lost control and started circling around. At once, I thought, die...this time really ..that's it)...
I couldn't control the car at all and just as I almost going to hit the divider, suddenly I managed to pulled the car towards the right and stepped on hard on the emergency break. At that moment, I quickly ON the double signal and then started honing at cars that coming towards me as my car stopped moving facing the directions where other cars are moving (quite dangerous). Luckily, I managed to catch their attention and most car managed to slow down and avoided my car. When the traffic went cleared, I tried to start my car. At first it failed. I thought to myself, what's wrong? Then at that moment I saw a motor cyclist stopping at road side seeming to be texting or snapping pic. At first thought he was snapping and trying to report the accident. But when I saw him, he's already keeping his mobile phone. I try again to start the car, this time round it worked and slowly trying to move the car to turned to the right direction and moving it slowly towards Sri Petaling. It was so close....folks...I still have so many things I haven't do..Thank God for granting me bit more time.
And now it's team pizza lunch..what a dramatic day.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Last month, on Sep 11, I took a solo trip to a country on my south via plane to attend my classmate's wedding. Most of my former classmate in the same class were invited, thus it is sort of a schoolmate-gathering of sort. And the fact that most of us are married with young children, the wedding of this friend of mine was considered pretty much the near-last gathering we could have with so many of us flying or driving in from all over the places.
I took the earliest flight at 6.35am so that I could be on time for the 12 noon wedding luncheon at a well-known hotel in the city. I got up at 3am and DH is kind enough to drive me to airport around 3.30am. We reached the airport well in time for boarding. The KLIA2 is well-known for the long walk to the boarding gate. So I took the 30 minutes. Walk and reached the gate in time, yet the gate opened 30 minutes later than what it originally stated.
And the flight took slight more than an hour. So I reached the country of my solo trip pretty early, around 7.35am. Not having to wait for my baggage as I do not bring any for this one-day solo trip, again I walked about 30 minutes and finally sat down on a café that opens pretty early which serves yummy and affordable hot-soymilk and red-bean pancakes. I browse and replied my Whatsapp to DH to informed that I have safely arrived using the airport wifi and just immersed to the reality of taking my solo trip which I haven't been taking any since after got married and have kids. It is such surreal experience. Something I have wanted to do for such a long time.
Next, I took a walk, familiarise with the airport with three terminals so that I could take my quick dash on my trip home later after the wedding luncheon which could ends late. Making sure I am well-versed with which gate or direction I should go to for my flight back home. After that, I look around for places which I could bring my kids to if I were to bring them here for a visit.
I kinda "loiter", snack and "browse/window-shop" around for 1 ½ hour. Oh yes, forgot to mentioned I spent quite a bit of time in their convenience shop at the airport itself!! Their organic products are quite well-stocked and affordable if I am earning their local currency compared to us in Malaysia which often need to spend arms and legs to lead an organic lifestyle/diet. I see people actually came come to the airport convenience store to buy their daily groceries, which makes me wonder, are they staying close-by or the price are cheaper here? But one thing I do notice is that their mineral water is kind of more expensive than their soft drink? 100 plus 500ml bottle cost 1 dollar, but a bottle of mineral water cost 1 dollar and 50 cents at least!
I departed from the airport terminal around 9.30am as the train ride would takes around 1 hr for me to reach the city, just in time for the malls to open. So another 10-15 minutes' walk for me to reach the train station and got a seat to slumber awhile during the 1 hour distance. Waking up at 3am making me a bit of a zombie..or at least it should have felt that way..lol.
An hour later, I reached the centre of the city and went window-shop at the mall which is right opposite the hotel where the wedding lunch is held. So I planned for an hour of shopping followed with "transformation" from my slumber attire to an attire fit for a wedding lunch, and of course the high heels, accessories and make-up. That takes another 30 minutes. For the first time, I don't have to rush, and just take things slowly. No kids to rush, no diaper to change, and high heels…woot..i can only wear that if I don't have to carry baby, not to mention highly-destroyable lacy dress…a big no-no if I am carrying baby and so prone to pulling out the lace thread.
After the wedding lunch and of course lots of picture taking for memory, it was another mad dash to the airport cos I am too stingy to call for a taxi (actually I just worried the traffic jam might cause me to be late for my flight being in the city centre on a Sunday) or just simply their train is so punctual and accessible. Another 20 minutes walk to the train station and then I made my another 1 hr journey to the airport. Upon reaching the airport, taking another skytrain to reach my terminal, it was about 45 minutes wait before my flight. Again, I browse with the airport wifi and chit chat with the same flight passenger which sits next to me.
Time passes quickly and again I boarded the plane for another 1 hr plus flight back home. Upon reaching the KLIA2, I texted my siblings on the most efficient and economy way to reach KL Sentral (where I would take the LRT back to my parents-in-law house where DH and kids are having their fun time(hopefully) without me). Voila, the benefit of having well-travelled siblings, I spent RM11 for a bus to KL Sentral that takes around 1 hour, compared to the original plan of taking a KLIA express which will cost RM55? It was another close dash, I bought the ticket at 8.25pm and the bus is ready to move at 8.40pm and I have NO IDEA where to board the bus. Only after that I realised it is another 10-15minutes walk away. I zoomed speedily to the place following the sign board and found a seat. It is another cold 1-hour journey boarding on Skybus which surprisingly, is pretty punctual.
Then, I took another 30 minutes ride from KL Sentral to the station which is walking distance from my in-laws' place. Reaching home right on dot at 10pm as estimated.
I have clocked the longest walking, flying, and sitting on a train record I have ever done in a single day.
Will I do it again? Yes I will, but the next time, it won't be a solo trip but a trip with my daughter perhaps.
Staying hungrily looking forward for my next adventures!