Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mother's Day Popup Cards

Recently, I'm into card making, I'm making pop-up cards!
I learnt the tutorials from youtube, they may look easy, 
but it actually needs a lot of practice and effort and materials.

For example, these pop-up flowers, no matter how many times I tried, I still couldn't make it blooms perfectly as shown in the video. So I had to improvise and made it 10 petals instead of 7.


I'm making Mother's Day theme cause Mother's day is coming real soon. 
So for those who are interested in buying it you may contact me. 
Only RM5 each. Trust me, you can't find a pop-up card like that in KK with such price.
I guarantee you these lovely cards will make your mother's heart POP!

Here are some of the cards I made. There are 3 different type of pop-ups inside.




4 different front designs.









All of these are handmade, decorated with various embellishments.
None of them are identical, each has different colour, pop-ups and wordings.

 Grab it before it's sold out. Only 20 available.

Sometimes when you don't know what to get for your mother, the best and cheapest way is to give her a simple card with your handwritten gratitude right from the bottom of your heart.

Hope you guys like it.
I will upload more on pinterest later and more coming soon.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

It's a scam.

About 2 weeks ago, I tried to sell my wrong sized ladies sandals on Mudah.my. I wrote there payment method is through online banking.

2days later, a foreign number sms me saying that she's interested in buying the shoes. But she wanted me to reply her ONLY via email. I thought wow this is kinda fast, so I replied her.

She claimed herself as Halina Rosa from Wales, and wanted to buy the shoes for her relative in Malaysia. My mum said she sounded suspicious when she heard about it. But I still proceed without thinking much since she promised to pay first before I ship my shoes to her relative.

So I gave her my account number. And the next moment, I got an email claiming itself as First Direct bank. It stated that the buyer had banked in an amount of money, and the amount of money is not as I stated before. It showed me the receipt. I googled, the bank existed. But the email content look very suspicious. It had animating words, it got a huge smiley face, it used different colour, different font, got grammar problem some more.

In 2nd email, it stated that I must ship the shoes first, and give the bank the shipment tracking number, and I must ship the shoes within 24 hours, or else I will face the consequences. It mentioned FBI there. The whole thing sounds very absurd. Why the need to involve FBI?

Then I receive an email from the buyer. She said that I should have received the receipt by now. And she gave me the name of her relative and address.

Guess what, her relative is a guy.
Why would a guy buy a ladies sandals???!!!
OK, never mind that.
The address is pusat bekalan air Johor. This whole thing is getting more and more ridiculous.

And then suddenly, it hit me in the head, THIS IS A SCAM!

Then I checked the email, it's a fake email.

WARNING : firstdirectbanks@zoho.com   


this email is not from First Direct bank. If you receive it, ignore it at once or report it to First Direct Bank. 

and don't reply to this number +4494817260 and +4433451813

and this email halinarosa01@hotmail.com


Without further ado, I told my mum to withdraw the balance in my account. Cause the buyer got my name, hp number, email and my account number, they can do whatever they want. Thank God we got to cash out our money before it's too late. Until now, I didn't reply the person, and she didn't reply me to inquire about her shoes. So it's proven that this whole thing is a fraud.

So I wanna remind all of you out there, if you really wanna sell things, make sure don't make your number public, and it's safer via cash upon delivery. If you must ship your item, make sure you get the money first.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

An unpleasant Groupon experience

Few days ago, I purchased a hair treatment groupon to treat my dandruff problem. It listed there a lot of procedures for only RM18 per session, and RM28 for 2 sessions. I thought it was a great deal so I bought 2 session without further consideration.

However things change when I got there.

Firstly, a lady scanned my scalp, then another one (yes they are 2 of them) started to tell me how severe my dandruff is and took photos of it. Now here comes the trick.

She said, my dandruff is too severe until need to cut botak, So she took out a paper and write down a list of procedures which is exactly the same as listed in their groupon page and told me that I need to pay RM138 for the treatment. I was curious and asked, why do I need to pay more for the same exact procedures? They gave me a thousand reasons I should pay for that amount to treat my scalp. Since I don't have any cash with me, so they told me to call my mother for permission.

And so I did, my mother said just give it a go.
For the 2 hours session there, the lady responsible for my scalp kept on emphasizing the severity of my dandruff. Telling me that I should sign their package and use their product.

2 hours passed and my mum came to pick me up.
One of the lady suggested a whole treatment package for me.
Guess how much is it?
RM 3000++ for 15 sessions!

My mum said she couldn't afford. So she said can use credit card. But my mum doesn't have one.
So my mum asked, can we try 2-3 times first then look at the result?

At first she insisted no, then she lowered it to 12 sessions. She saw my mum still wasn't convinced, she lowered it to 10. She saw my mum still won't budge, she tried to sell her product which is really expensive like RM100 per bottle. Their product expired some more. So I asked her if I can buy her herbal treatment only and do it at home, she said cannot, must do it at their saloon.

Both of them kept on persuading my mum and won't let her go until we felt uncomfortable.
But at last, my mum declined and left.

My mum said this is their tactic to sell more, cause they have commission. Actually why the need for 15 sessions if  the lady said my scalp already improved a bit after 1 session? Furthermore why do I have to pay RM 138 if the groupon CLEARLY stated that I can get all those in the list for RM28?

I felt like I've been scammed, and they try to scam me some more. And this is not the way to help people to solve their problem. You know that we can't afford that much, why not let us try 2 or 3 session first?

I'm so not going back to their shop.

So just a reminder here, be careful when you buy things in groupon, they'll be some hidden tricks here and there to scam your wallet. All I can say is 天下没有白吃的午餐。

Yes you may ask me for the shop name if you wanna know which one.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Life without noticifation

Imagine this, if you were to off your phone data...... let say 1 hour, can you survive?

I had a wonderful gathering with friends during chinese new year. However I can't help but notice, despite all the wonderful people around, some of us still manage to hook up on their phone.

What I'm trying to say is, we people in this generation had forgotten how to live that moment.
As soon as the phone vibrates, we'll anxiously check it out no matter where we are or what we are doing. In the car, shopping mall, classroom(not full paying attention) and even toilet!

Some said they have more than 30 whatsapp group. You can imagine how many notification are there. And the thing is, mostly are trivial matters or nonsense. In fact, the availability of 24 hour internet had cause a series of social problems, including accidents. I myself only have 2. 

To be frank, I'm not so fond of people having a conversation with another person/group in another place while I'm sitting in front of you watching you doing it. I felt like you're dumping me for a virtual person.

We can live this moment and capture it so that we wont forget in the future. But I would appreciate it if you save the upload later cause people will start commenting or liking your status, and you'll be busy with your phone.

If there's no important things going on, perhaps you can stop handcuffing yourself to your smart phone. Live that moment. Listen attentively to every interesting stories from people you haven't meet in ages. And most importantly drive save, don't text or facebook. One more thing, faceboook is getting more and more loaded with craps.

YOLO. Enjoy the music I've picked and have a great day =)