Journal

Everyone Is Responsible of Their Own Action

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It’s been while since I last posted. This could be a delayed post but important to say it out loud.

Commenting on the last hype of blaming game over #MacMiller death is sickening.

Everyone is responsible of their own life. The result of life is the consequences of their own thoughts an acts. When something goes wrong; stand up and take the blame. Accusing or holding someone for it so not right.

This is nothing to do with his ex-girlfriend #AriadeGrande. She is working hard to fix her own life and leave her alone. I have wrote about past love here if you want to read. You wouldn’t know how she’ll be feeling right now. Losing someone she loved whole-hearted for past two years and carrying the baseless blame is huge to carry on.

I know it’s hard to keep the emotional stability especially when you are going through the hard time like breakups. The truth is this became even harder with people like you who sits at your comfortable coach and play the blaming game wherein you have no clue about the real shit.

All that aside, 26 is way young age to go too soon. May his soul rest in peace.

RIP #MacMiller

tatta, (bubbye)

#tamaka

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Journal

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

It’s my mom’s 70th birthday today 19072018. The only person I have the utmost respect and the most sacred off in this world.

I’m not raised by a parent, by a man but a woman, a mother.

This video is the true reflection of a mother and her scarifications. It’s so painful to watch this.

http://life.bldaily.com/animal/p-511095.html

Recently, I also come across a video posted on Facebook where a mother is abandoned by her own daughter at the street. The daughter has driven her mother to Klana Jaya and dropped her at the street.

Watching the statement given the poor mother is so painful. The video made me into tears nonstop for 15 minutes. Imagine the pain one had to go through to be abandoned by own daughter. I just couldn’t take it.

If you can’t afford to take care of them, please do not abandon them into the street. Send them to foster home. For God sake, she has raised you.

How can you even think of doing such an evil thing to them? This is insane.

All the innocent babies and elder people are deserve a better life than this.

The world is getting sickening; the humans are going crazy. Animals are better than them and it so obvious.

I wish my mother many more happy years she deserved. Thank you GOD.

tatta, (bubbye)

#tamaka

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Best Apps to Try, Instagram Guide, Social Media Tips

Instagram #IGTV Review & How to Use it

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It’s been a week since Instagram launched their new feature on 20 June 2018. Since the launch, IGTV is going viral and everyone is talking about it.

My personal view, the viewing pleasure at IGTV gives whole new experience compared to normal video browsing from platforms like #YouTube. IGTV gives you personalised feeling that with their close up vertical view.

I guess, soon #Instagram will take over all the major social platforms including #Facebook and dominate the industry with all their creativity and constant new features and updates with a 1-billion-users threshold.

Ok. What is IGTV and how to use it? To make a simple understanding is

IGTV is standalone vertical videos that aren’t limited to 60 seconds but can be up to an hour-long.

Why vertical video?

Because a large amount of video- watching market are watching a video in vertical. A user likes to watch more vertical videos longer compared to a traditional 16:9 videos.

Experience the difference of feelings of watching- videos in traditional and vertical format here

Traditional Video

(for similar visual, watch it from 7: 20 minutes onwards)

Vertical Video

Introduction of IGTV by Facebook here

The BEST of IGTV

  1. IGTV it for all. Anyone can be a creator.
  2. It a standalone vertical video
  3. Not limited to 60 seconds but can be up to an hour-long.
  4. It acts like a channel – When you follow the creator their channel will show up.
  5. The video will auto play when you open the feature.
  6. No ads in IGTV yet like Youtube.
  7. Monetization option coming on the way.
  8. You can add link, like, comment and even share the video.

The Not-So-BEST of IGTV

  1. The displaying feature is only supported vertical.
  2. You can still upload the traditional or square videos but each side of it will auto cut and stretched focusing only at center.
  3. No monetization to make money.

How to Use IGTV??

1|You must be a #Instagram user

2|Update your #Instagram App

3|look for IGTV icon on your home tab

4|Click on the icon – you are in the IGTV channel ready

5| Choose your preferred channel options

  • For You – Curated by Instagram for you based on your data history
  • Following – IGTV channel of the users you’re following
  • Popular – Current popular channels on Instagram
  • Continue Watching – The videos that you stopped watching for you to continue to watch. (It starts from where you have paused/stopped)
  • Search – Search your own preferred channels

6| Create your own channel by clicking on the setting icon & follow the steps by tapping into next (tadaaa… you’re in – it’s that simple)

7| start adding your own video by clicking into plus + icon (new users & low following users are only allowed to post up to 10 minutes of videos compared to high following user.

You owned your own channel now. Enjoy and be creative.

Journal

Count Your Experience; Embrace the Past

This writing is inspired by a Facebook post by a guy (Mr A) who seeks revenge on a girl (Ms B) for leaving his best friend.

Basically, the Mr A is not happy with Ms B as she had left his best friend for another man because she thinks that she can live better life with this new man.

What Mr A is not so happy is that his best friend had spent seven years of his life supporting Ms B for her success in the entertainment industry. Mr A is so angry that his best friend life is gone wasted by Ms B.

My dear friend, let me tell you something . . .

It is not about the time, money, efforts and life that one spent for someone that matters; if the person doesn’t belong there, he/she simply doesn’t belong there. It’s that SIMPLE.

I have read people get divorced on their 70’s or even 90’s. A common person like us will wonder whether it’s really necessary to get divorce at this age. Does it actually benefit?

Believe me, it does. It does matter. This is necessary to feel the sense of freedom and letting go of that pain that you have hold on for so long, so that you can die peacefully.

The years one had spent are not wasted but I’m assured that you would have found out 101 ways why it isn’t working. At least you know that you have tried your best on those years. You would have explored your personality finding out your weakness and strength. Probably, by now you have known areas that you can and can’t tolerate in the relationship.

So, let’s not count the years but the lessons you have learnt on those years. Take a deep breath and think back. Those years surely would have taught you valuable lessons.

You have given years of opportunities to explore who you are. If someone didn’t click well together, they are simply didn’t belong there. You may do not know why but eventually you’ll find out one day.

I’m not saying this because I wanted to say something. I have had an exact experience of the same.

I have read real cruel stories where a father house arrested, tortured and raped his biological daughter for 19 years and together they have two babies whom have been raised hidden underground. Imagine the pain Inflicted here. When the daughter is finally managed to escaped from this cruelty, she embraced the Childs with full of love and started a new life at the age of 30+. You can read the self written biography “A stolen life” by the daughter here.

Always. . . always learn to look forward instead of looking backwards. What makes you who you are now is what you were back then. Learn to embrace your pasts.

tatta, (bubbye)

#tamaka

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Journal

#HappyFathersDay to a Man

Happy Fathers Day

“Father” is a man.

A man who works hard to give the best to a family.

A man who do not know how to show tears.

A man who hide everything inside his heart.

A Man who seeks money only for his family.

A man who make distance as a close friend.

A man who hold a cigarette to release the untold pain and boredom.

A man that hold a family together.

A man who is everything for a family.

A family without a responsible man is a mess.

Ask me why?

Because, I know better than you.

Once I have told my friend that her father is a great man even though he had three wives because he holds full responsibility to all his wives and children.

A man who has no responsibility doesn’t deserve to be call as a “Man”.

To all the responsible man out there, #HappyFathersDay

tatta, (bubbye)

#tamaka

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Travel

[#tamakaTravelLogue] #SiemReap #Cambodia

Date: 02 Feb 2018 Days: 2 Days 1 Night Currency: USD

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It was a rare morning because I woke up early, 0630 to be exact. Usually that would be my sleeping time on my weekend. I was browsing my #Instagram on my laptop. Then, a notification from #AirAsia popped in my screen. It was great deal.

So, I buzzed my close friends (Vanitha & Tulasi) in Whatsapp group flooding dozens of messages. I want an immediate response. I gave damn on their sleeping time.

This is good deal and I can’t let this go. We were planning a vacation. We wanted to out from the country but we do not know where to go. It’s hard to fix a place when you are kept counting the expenses. “Hence, this is definitely a great deal”. I said to myself.

Yeah!! I got responses. My friends were messaging me. We had two choice #Phuket and #SiemReap. After exchanging nonstop opinions, we chose #SiemReap only because of #Angkorwat. We really wanted to visit this temple.

I can’t wait any longer. I purchased the tickets for three of us together with an accommodation where the total cost is MYR1478.70 (2 Days 1 Night). That’s approximately RM493 per person. After months of discussion, this was a quick and an unplanned decision. We were so happy about it. Then, we have totally forgotten the trip until few days before the departure. One of us has to remind us. Well, that’s surely Vanita. She is a perfect planner. Then, we rushed to exchange currency and packed our bags in a day or two. “Bags are packed. I’m ready to fly” we exchanged Whatsapp message. Within a day, we were at airport around 0400 hugging each other for meeting after months.

1| Where we stayed

We stayed at hotel Angkor Voyage Villa at Sok San Road. It’s a three star hotel because we do not want to spend so much of money into hotel. Even though we had little dissatisfaction especially when it’s failed to reflect the expectation as displayed by Air Asia on their page, we are ok with it. The hotel is located in the middle of Siem Reap town. So, most of the places are within reach of walking distance around 5 minutes and quite safe. The receptionist or the care taker of the hotel (Ms Sofia) is so friendly tho. We became good friends and exchanged facebook IDs. Should I come back to Siem Reap, I planned to stay here again.

Rating: 3/5

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2|First Day

We checked in then out to survey the nearby areas. This place is crowded with budget hotels, restaurants, food stalls, fish message, souvenirs shops, banks and tuk-tuks. There were uncountable alleys and the spaces are well used. Don’t be surprised if you found a hotel at aisle or ATM machine on the top of the drainage. The cables are overloaded and I’m not sure how they are maintaining it. It’s totally mesmerizing. WIFI is easily available at every restaurant. One thing is sure; this place is crammed by foreigners probably because a bottle of beer is just USD1. We visited the nearby museum and checked out the surroundings of the town.

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When we returned to hotel, we purchased two days tour package recommended by Ms Sofia. Then, we followed the package arrangement and headed to floating village. It took almost an hour journey to reach the floating village by a van then to a boat. Alternatively, you can take tuk-tuk (please skip this on dry season) or taxi. It’s so hazy due to dry season until the driver only has 30% visibility of the road. Along the tour, we were been briefed by our young and handsome tour guy. Since it’s a dry season therefore the village is not flooded. Yet, it’s an incredible experience too because we got to walk the village where the ground is usually covered by water. After the village visit, we went to crocodile farm (that how they call it but the reality is they kept few crocodiles in a big net). This is where you will get to experience the floating restaurant. You can choose to have dinner here (expensive though, normal meal is between USD7 to USD11) or a short trip with small boat to visit the deep of mangrove forest. They charge you USD20 per boat which can accommodate 4 people. Then, we head to middle of #TonleSap Lake to enjoy the sunset. I got to know that Tonle Sap is a lake even though it is feels like sea. It’s huge. We have been told that once upon a time, they were so many crocodiles on this lake where now is none because most of it had been captured by locals for money. Since our boat has top deck, we took the top deck to enjoy the view. It was incredible experience. When the sun is down, we head back to town and reached our hotel around 0200. It was exhausting yet a great day.

Rating: 4/5

3| Second Day

As early as 0500, our tour guide picked us at our hotel entrance. Today is an exciting day because we are going to #Angkorwat. This is the main reason why we are here. We got to move as early as 0500 to witness the sunrise on the top of the Angkot. This is one of the MUST to do item if you visit Siem Reap. The entrance pass for four temple visit (#Angkorwat, #AngkorThom, #TaProhm, #BaYon) is USD20 p/person for a day. Keep you pass safely because if you lost it you have to repurchase it.

Around 0645 we are all ready waiting for the sunrise. Unfortunately, we couldn’t witness the rise because it’s too cloudy. Better luck next time. Once it’s bright, we started our tour covering the temples one after another with its history being briefed by our tour guy. I couldn’t imagine how they have built these amazing empires. This is too huge to digest. The entire history is surrounded within the conflict occurred between the #Hindu and the #Buddhist. Every time the temple is conquered by any of them the act of destroy and demolish the existence of the other took place. That’s make the history too deep even to dig. My favorite temple was #Angkorwat and #BaYon. I almost lost in #BaYon temple because it looks the same at every five entrance. The precision and perfection of architecture is mind blowing. We ended our tour with #LionGate and back to Siem Reap town around 0800. Then, we thank our tour guy and returned to our hotel to have an hour of good rest before exploring the night market.

The night market is just five minutes walking distance from our hotel. It’s UV light everywhere and so happening compared to day time. Every corner is flooded with goodies and foods. There were loud music with beers and vodka as it’s seems like heaven.

We have been told that the famous restaurant here is Kher Kitchen. You can check their menu here. Since it’s too crowded and people are queuing up for so long we opted to alternative. We were like walked almost every alleys looking for the best food. Finally, we settled down at this restaurant called D-town. You can check their menu, rating and comments here with some other recommended restaurants. We tasted the Siem Reap famous #Amok fish. It was so good that you can never get enough. Besides, we loved their mango salad. It was satisfying dinner.

Then, it’s a shopping time. In here, I guess night is the most suitable time to shop because it just a shopping heaven in here. There were so many goods and crafts. The cheapest is the V-neck cotton t-shirt that cost only USD1. No doubt, we bought plenty of t-shirts of all sizes. Besides, you can never get bored with their crafts and arts. I nearly lost on this world if precious #artworks. On that night, I have made a decision to come to explore all these amazing works. If you are fan if silk, this is the right heaven for you.

4| Fourth Day

I couldn’t believe that it’s time to pack up. We have decided to pack early so that we can spend the rest of the time to enjoy some nice foods before catching up our flight at 1400. We were so fascinated by the food so we took our lunch an hour right after the breakfast. We ordered plenty of dishes for our lunch at nearby restaurant. The plus point is every person who ate here had an hour of privilege of free fish massage. Since we have been too friendly to the restaurant owner we had an advantage of extra hours of the fish massage. How lucky we are.

Then, it’s time to head to airport. This time we decided to take tuk-tuk (USD9) just to experience it. It took us forty five minutes to reach the air port. After hours, we are back at our homeland #Malaysia around 1800.

It was a memorable journey to three of us. I personally made a decision to visit the place again because I’m not done yet. #SiemReap, you got me.

If you would like to read my other local travelling experiences, you can check it out here, here, here , here and here.

tatta, (bubbye)

#tamaka

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