Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cost, time and effort savings way to get a Diploma & Recognition

Recently I got to know something called RPEL (Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning). It is the process of recognising your knowledge, skills and experience that has been gained from work experience, life experience, formal and informal learning.

I find this very helpful especially for people who is experienced with high capability, but deem to be unskilled by employers;
who ventures into the field that is not very related to their field of study;
who explored into workplace without a qualification, but had learned and achieved something, have had several skills, knowledge and experiences.
If we have these work experiences we definitely deserve a nationally recognised qualification to gain more career advancement isn't? It definitely can provide more opportunities with enhanced qualification.




There's always a debate between what's more important: qualifications or experiences. No matter which side are you on, it's important to know that our desire employer needs these documents to assess weather we can excel in certain position. Even when we believe the capability of a person worth more than just a signed paper.

Have you ever thought of converting these learning outcomes into a nationally recognised qualification, so that all the skills, knowledge and experience that we already have can gain a formal recognition?



How much we have to spend on this?

RM 5000 (sponsor: HRDF financial option); topping up RM 1000 for competency gap training, if needed.

How long it gonna takes?

1 month, if documentation and assessment is successful. THAT'S FAST!
2-3 months, if you have been identified to have competency gaps, as you will need to attend a 5 days training.

How much I have to sacrifice to get this?

We always appointed to complete a lot of assignments when we're in college or school. When we go into work, there're also a lot of workplace-based versions of assignments produced, but the different is, what we did in workplace covered most of the practical and theoretical learning outcomes.

Is this Diploma recognised in Malaysia?

This Diploma is endorsed and recognised by the Ministry of Human Resources and Human Resources Development Fund.

Is this Diploma recognised outside Malaysia?

This Diploma is recognised overseas. NCFE is a recognised awarding body under Ofqual, a qualification, assessment and examination regulator in the U.K.

More information: http://silverboundaries.com/about-us

Something beneficial for your lifetime.

Monday, January 23, 2017

The most important for a beautiful smile :) [I-Teeth Dental Clinic Kota Damansara]

As I age, I realized that taking care of the body is a lifelong business. I started to have regular appointment with optical centre (due to short-sightedness), medical check-up (once every 2-3 years), haircut or hair treatment, and dentist... one of the most important one for me.

A question to ponder, which part of your body you willing to invest the most in? 

I had my orthodontic treatment with Dr Tan in my hometown, many many years ago. Even though hometown is the place where I find most comfortable with, the fact that I have been living in this bustle city in Malaysia had really sunk in. In a need to get a good service and good dentist for continuous check-up, I'd checked on some of the dental clinic nearby. Recommended by my girlfriend Tiffany, I visited the I-Teeth Dental Clinic in Kota Damansara.


Strategically located nearby Sunway Giza mall in Dataran Sunway, this neat and spacious, dental clinic with good services and facilities as well as comfortable environment were owned by a young and pretty dentist, Dr. Sia. 

It was a very great experience with the doctor who is gentle and nice in explaining every procedure in details, before and after the treatment processes. I did scaling and polishing here (RM80-RM300).

Also, thank to her for giving very sincere advice on dental filling - I had silver tooth filling before I started my orthodontic treatment, which I feel it isn't very aesthetically appealing now, so I had the thought of replacing the silver tooth filling with white filling. Well, after a consultation session with the doctor I decided not to. 

Here the clean and neat treatment/ surgery room with cutting-edged technology.

She is in the midst of expanding her treatment/ surgery room.

 There is no need to worry about hygiene, all equipment are well-sterilized.
Also, no worry about the spotlight - by wearing a sunglasses.

I did the scaling and polishing without any pain.

 The waiting hall is a very home-like designed area.

And even a indoor play space for kids to have fun. [Best to distract attention for a kid right?]



Professional tooth whitening treatment is also provided. Good price.

Other treatments include:
DIAGNOSTIC
PERIODONTICS
RESTORATIONS
TOOTH COLOURED RESTORATION
CROWN & BRIDGE
INLAYS & ONLAYS
ENDODONTICS



 The dental surgeon Dr Sia Kai Wei, with DDS (MALAYSIA) ICCDE

With so many dentists to choose from, how do you know you've chosen the right one?
She understands problems and patient's needs, will not upsell us on products and treatments we do not absolutely need, and educate us.

With her nice nurse.

She's very responsive in replying clients enquiries.
You may contact her by checking on her Facebook Page at

No 38-2, Jalan PJU5/9, 
Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya
03-61508999
014-6991369

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Dal Komm Cafe - Damansara Uptown [Late night talk with girlfriend]

I had a spontaneous Tuesday night date with my girlfriend in The Dal Komm Cafe. It wasn't the original plan as we wanted to go to Rekindle Cafe, anyway unfortunately it was closed on that day. It was almost 11pm and most of the cafe's opening hours is till 10pm... so I go round and round... and found here, overtly at the corner of the street.

A combination of foods (mainly desserts and drinks) and musics, operation hours till 12am, need it most for a late night gathering as most of us have a 8-5 or 9-6 routine job.

Spacious two-level cafe. 

It is well-managed.

Price range for coffees are from RM 7 - 15; while non-coffees are from RM 11 - 19.

Bingsu price range from RM 24 - 29.

 Chicken Mushroom Pie for tpy.

 I had one of the specialty - Sweet Potato Latte.

 Soo I waited tpy for half an hour and they were my late night date before she came.
And friendly baristas with me.

 We went upstair and sit nearby the window, with a view of the street, and The Starling building.


Congratulations to this girl who had newly open a new cafe in Bentong with his partner.
 Hope her business grows well!
Check her page out at:
Kampung Baru Perting,
Bentong Town,
Pahang.

We decided to set aside out working holiday plan.
And I believe that the day where I will be in the city will come, and it gonna be best with the loves of my life. 

Till we meet again!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hello 2017

Hello 2017. Time been passing really fast and I haven't even blogged about a few of my awestruck happenings in 2016.

So what stamped marks in my heart were... summed up in this blog post - even though it's actually more than that.


I was in a corporate world for like almost a year and there are still some other things that triggered my curiosity where I gonna try and explore. It had been a great experience with so many chances of meeting up amazing people. Those learnt will never be wasted. While life has ups and downs, there're still lotsa little things that injected me doses of positive vibes little by little every day. Still, I'm looking forward to all uncertainty that I'm gonna face sooner or later.


Those opportunities that allowed me to open up to any adventurous things made me felt the sense of accomplishment. Well, no more bravado, just be brave. What is life without a lit bit of danger. I mean... just a lit bit. No worries, dad and mom. I know you only have 2 daughters.


I understand myself better now. I can tell the reason - it's really boiled down to Norman who always asked me 18394629848931 questions and sometimes it's reallyyyy annoying. Okayy we really don't have to agree with each other. But we must have meaningful discussions to have a healthy exchange of opinion. That's how we learn.


I went to Medan Indonesia with unimates. It was really an amazing one. Surprisingly, it turned out to be moreee fun and joyful that I expected - best things happen when you least expect it isn't? Thanks to Izzati who recommended this! Soo those unplanned plan sometimes gonna turn into the best one. :) It gonna be a really longggggg blog post for this Medan trip.


I joined the biggest group, including both mom's and dad's family. travelled to Pangkor. It had been sooo long since our last family trip. And it was even better with Norman around. Sometimes I'll think of grandma. And I wonder, what is the biggest wish she wants to fulfill before she leave? Maybe just be there and see how her next generation having such sweet time and still close and peace despite not seeing each other very often. It's the connection in the heart. I'm really thankful for this.


December will always be my favourite month. 
I had the first ever birthday surprise from my jimuis on my 25th birthday, in a calm and beautiful place, Soho 2 Empire Damansara. [As we always postponed or make it earlier for celebration lol]. I love the view in the shot up there. So much. [Was taken after Tiff, Sharon and Leanne left.]
So I am officially 25 but please consider me as 26. I hope my age state otherwise lol. As we grow and grow and grow... then we gonna realise... whatever frivolous arguments and fights we had when we were younger... are a sign of showing how much we been cared for each other, and the bond just goes stronger and stronger despite all that heart-wrenching moments. Someday, we gonna talk about those old stories again and laugh at them, knowing that no matter how many differences we could have, it's all about acceptance and understanding. The bonds gonna be firmer. Love you guys xoxoooo :)


My mom gave me a not-so-successful surprise on my birthday too. Still the best one, mom. Thank you for the cake which is pre-booked, and all the way down from hometown. Dad I shall be your driver soon.
I made the same wishes as I made every year. I want them all to come true. #paramount
Mom, I really love that you were pushing me out on this special 31st December. #decemberbaby #nonotgoingtosaymuch #Ishallshowyouthen


I had the second #nnlyluv vacation in Awanmulan. Thank you for all the efforts you put in. Do you know that you are the reason of my 2016 being more than just nice? Even though there're also rolled-eyes moments. #annoyed No matter how, I am so glad that you walked in and stay. Love you lovee.


Not forgetting the sweetest video I ever had. Thank you dear vip friends! I'm soo glad to see everyone in this way. :') I know its gonna be harder and harder for us to meet each other. It will be good enough to see you all popping out in social medias, having good life (good or bad doesn't matter, it just gonna be better). Those paths that we walked together will never be forgotten. Till we meet again someday okay. ♥ And, thank you Yap Norman for collecting all these videos.


Bye 2016.
People been asking... Where have you been? You're having such a good life! What are you doing?

Candidly I'm having the same ordinary life like everyone, especially those living in the city. 
Try to sleep early at night and struggle to wake up early in the morning to avoid getting caught in the jam;
8-5 or 9-6 or even longer; 
have a long list of to-do-items in the phone (it used to be in diary); 
think of 'is it right to do' or 'am I making the wrong decision';
scroll on social medias and think of 'Gosh why their life so funnn. She is on vacation again! Where they went? Wow she is achiever...
But no one has a perfect life. Not even the one who constantly posts awesome beautiful shots in social medias. 

One of my favourite quote of the life is - looking on the brightest side is a choice. 
Anyway, it doesn't mean I don't have those moments where the light dimmed and thunderstorms hit. It breaks us down, makes us cry and hold grudge. 
It's really normal. But after that, do something. Distract yourself from that onebadmoment. I will withdraw from the situation, read something, eat something, watch something, or complain to someone close, and at last... when I recall that onebadmoment, I'll feel that it's just a trifle in life. When mind got calmer, I'll start to try sorting out how to move on from such problems. Solve it with the people who involved, share feelings, fix them. (I tend to runaway in the past. Mistake.)

Sooo... hello 2017.
While making time for people that I love,
I look forward to completing those that I want to do.

This is shared by Eliz. 
And it gonna be my #qoty. :)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Closer to the nature: View in Samosir Island, Medan, Indonesia

Out of so many globetrotters from all over the world, some opts for the urban space, enjoys being in the hustle bustle of the city crowds and shining light from skyscrapers; while some falls deeply in love with the peace and serenity found closer to the nature, least demanding for luxury stay or being a gourmand.

Partially a city dweller for now, I'm truly in love with the adventurous travel experience in Samosir Island. Thanks to AirAsia zero fare, I'd got return flight ticket to Medan with an extreme worthy price, which is only around RM100. :D

I don't really know where to go around Medan, this one of the largest city in Indonesia and also the capital city of the North Sumatra. Well it really can be boring if I spent all 5D4N in the city, without another 3 of my annual travel unimates. Thanks to my sweetie Izzati who had recommended me the right place to go, with reasonable price from a tour guide who brought us to hidden gems in the outskirt. 



It took some time for us to get used to this map, really. Ahh and now I miss the feeling of getting lost in unfamiliar map.

We landed in Medan Airport, Kualalamu at night after a lit delay of the flight due to very bad weather. Picked up by Joe, our tourguide for the whole journey, as all the places in our itinerary couldn't be reached by public transport. 

Transportation:

Spot his pity Toyota hurts so much. We can totally understand why it is so damaged after all the bumpy jumpy trip and someone vomited twice in the first day opppsss. He said he has to change his tyres in 2-3 months time. #ohwhat. Also spot the little number below the plate number which is the expired month and year of taxes. 

Foods:

I couldn't recall what we all had during the journey except for nasi soto, or called as nasi padang. They almost served fried chicken and ayam penyet whereever we go. Hmm that's all I can remember now. Oh ya, not forgetting those extremely sweetened beverages, extra sugar added milo, ultra extra sugar added coffee. It will be good if we let them know "no sugar ya thank you".

One of the culture we experienced was... in some of the restaurant, they served all the food on our table but only what we ate will be paid. #thinkingaboutwhattodowithleftover

Travel spots:
Lake Toba, Parapat
Bukit Gibeon waterfall swimming pool, swimming pool filled with water from waterfall
Ponot/Siguragura Waterfall
Journey to Samosir Island by ferry (Ajibata Port)
Pusuk Buhit Hill & teletubbies hills
Sianjur Mulamula (Pusuk Buhit foothill)
Efrata Waterfall
Pangururan Samosir
Menara Pandang Tele, Kabupaten Samosir
Sipiso-piso Waterfall
Fruits and Vegetables Market, Berastagi
Si Debuk Debuk Hot Spring, foot of Sibayak Volcano
Sibayak Volcano, Berastagi
Kolam Abadi

Culture:
Desa Wisata Tomok Parsaoran (Sigale-gale wooden puppet dance)

I kinda miss all the places that I had been to. So close to the nature. 
Out of all, I wish I had spent longer time sitting on those hills with windy weather, having more view on top from the volcano, swimming in very clean and refreshing water, with people I feel comfortable being with. Gosshhh where's next #flyingthought.

There're so many volcanoes, waterfalls, lakes, hills in Indonesia and I'd just been to few. These are some that taken my breath away...



Favourite view #1: Menara Pandang Tele, Kabupaten Samosir










Favourite view #2: Sianjur Mulamula (Pusuk Buhit foothill)





Favourite view #3: Teletubbies hills










Favourite view #4: Pangururan Samosir







Favourite view #5: Sibayak Volcano









Favourite view #6: Journey to Sipiso-piso Waterfall







Weather:
17-19 degree celsius in Samosir and around Danau Toba. 
I thought it wouldn't be that freezing cold but I was totally wrong especially at night. Well, a lot of physical activities so still not that bad. I went back home and flu attacked for some days. 



Each place has a story to tell. I'm glad that we spent days away from the city, tried to understand their languages and culture, seeing how the children being brought up... I feel so good to be homed after that. 

Thanks to Joe Dermawan, our tourguide for bringing us around. We will miss the Marshmello's song - Alone  all the way, where'd you go - Fort Minor, the repeating unstoppable Bollywood song all the time, those crazy laughter and some stories during the bumpy journey.
You may need his contact if you plan to visit Medan Indonesia - Joe Dermawan, and let him know it's from Shanice. :) 





I shouldn't be dragging so much right. #keepwriting
Can't wait till 2017 May and October!

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