Oct 19, 2014

Vacation Without Internet

Awesome clutch c/o Zalora

It was obvious we weren't going to be having much time online, and I felt grateful for the break. We visit Penang virtually every 2 months, and since our last trip to Georgetown, we have relished our trips to Malaysia. The food, the people, the architecture....and most importantly, friends.

It's a long story as to how we became such good friends with the family that owns a really nice car rental place near our hotel, but to sum it up, they have an internet cafe at the back of their store. Billy headed off one evening to find a good internet connection and do some work while Kaya and I hung out at the hotel. He told me about the little internet place he had found, and Kaya and I came to visit the place as it was 1 minuted away from our hotel. We soon became friends with everyone who worked there, included the family of six that owned the place and lived upstairs. Kaya was so obsessed with the four little girls that she demanded I drop her off there ever morning.

Same thing happened this trip. Kaya ran over to visit the girls and I got to hang out with their Mum, whom I miss dearly.

I had little time for internet this trip, partially because our hotel still had limited connection and also because I wanted time off of work. Time away from email, social media, and everything else. I did have some time online, here and there. But it wasn't much. I was able to relax and enjoy myself.

Do you enjoy having time offline? How often do you unplug? 

Oct 9, 2014

Hello from Penang!

Hello friend!

I'm currently in Penang ( Malaysia) visiting friends and exploring Georgetown, the historical part of the island that we so love visiting.

On our last trip, we met a family who have become close friends ( almost overnight) and Kaya is playing with their four daughters for most of the day while Billy works and I wander around taking photos.

You'll be hearing from me again in a few days but just wanted to pop back in and say hello! My internet is somewhat limited so that's why I haven't posted in the last few days.

How have your Halloween plans been coming? Have you started decorating?

Sep 26, 2014

Apps I'm Loving: Mallzee

As you all probably know by now, I'm a huge app fan. I love how creative and innovative apps are becoming in all sectors. I use a number to help me facilitate work and blogging as well as others to help me plan dinner and also for alternative news.

Mallzee is a free app that helps you find clothing in your price range that's tailored to your style or following a trend you love. Featuring brands such as ASOS, Urban Outfitters, and hundreds more, it creates a bespoke shopping experience for those of us who don't have time to head out and search for clothes. Mallzee does the searching for you once it learns what your personal style is. 

It's essentially a personal stylist in your pocket!

Training Mallzee on what you love or hate is fast.

For someone like me that doesn't have many shopping options that carry my size nearyby
 ( practically everything is a small here...),  Mallzee makes it easy for me to find items that I not only love but that are my size. 

But what makes them even more awesome as far as a tech company is concerned is that they love bloggers. So much so that they regularly interview bloggers on their site, such as Izzy Tuason of the Dandy Project. 

If you are looking for an easy way to shop and would love a personal stylist that gets you and your style, I suggest giving Mallzee a go! It's free and fun!.