With sorrow | National Mourning Day – Remembering MH17

2014Aug22

 

It’s such a solemn day in the office today. My journey to work in the morning was also a rather melancholic one with radio stations broadcasting sentimental & sad songs.

For the lack of a better word, the entire atmosphere has been extremely emo and soppy, as if a dark cloud of depression has descended upon us. Unhappy

Not a very pretty way to start my day.

It especially didn’t help when I woke up with swollen eyes this morning from a teary outburst last night due to personal reasons.

Oh well, matters of the heart has never been a walk in the park, has it? Crying

As we all know, today has been declared National Mourning Day as the bodies of the flight MH17 tragedy has returned to our homeland.

 

 

 

Let’s take a moment to stand in strength & solidarity as a nation in mourning. Welcome home MH17. May your souls find peace yet remain close to our hearts forevermore.

Here’s a related post I wrote recently regarding this issue too.

Also, to Malaysia Airlines… stay strong and continue flying high.

 

With love & condolences, Jessicat

My MTV World Stage 2014 night out with Sailor Jerry Malaysia!

2014Aug19

 

Last weekend was one of the best weekends I’ve ever had, especially when I managed to survive the toughest one week I’ve experienced to date.

Yup, if you didn’t know… I’ve just climbed yet another step up the career ladder a week ago when I landed myself a new job.

In a nutshell, my fist week was strenuous, hectic and challenging.

But more of that later in a full blog post!

 

What’s in my hand? :D

 

Needless to say my first week stressed me out by the truckloads as I was still getting used to the procedures, workflow, jargon and fitting in to the demands of the client and delivering what was expected of me.

But when I received a mid-week surprise from Sailor Jerry Malaysia, I knew I was in for a smashin’ weekend ahead – a perfect way to wrap up my busy week!

 

Oh wow! You shouldn’t have, Sailor Jerry!

 

 I say… why does it feel so good, so good to be bad?

 

And that’s not all! Cute old-school tattoo-inspired cookies too were delicious.

Tasted a lot like buttery shortbread!

 

And we’ve arrived! At 8PM sharp.

 

Arriving our VIP entrance!

 

I was immediately smitten by this shiny white vintage Bentley!

Be mine already.

 

Totally HAD to have a photo with this classic beauty!

 

Jessicat X Sailor Jerry Malaysia

 

Outfit of the day //Styleshot// Jessicat wears:

Rainbow tank by Forever 21 / Slashed denim by H&M / Pink sneakers by Nike

Union Jack bag & dreamcatcher neckpiece from a fashion bazaar / Cap by Sailor Jerry

 

Are we ready to enter? Heck yeaaaaaah!

 

The moment we entered, we were whisked off into the Sailor Jerry zone…

where the REAL PARTY starts!

 

Reiko and I upon entering!

 

Take two!

 

 

Sailor Jerry Spiced is a Carribean Rum blended with 100% natural spices and flavours.

Why do you reckon this booth is so inspired by tattoos? It’s because Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins is an American tattoo legend himself! Sailor Jerry Spiced embodies the independent spirit and unapologetic attitude of the rum’s namesake who was noted for saying ‘My work speaks for itself’. 

I can’t say how much I fancied the Sailor Jerry zone! 

Seeing huge superbikes, tattoos, Instagram booths and exquisite rum flowing all night long.. It was so me!

 

Biker chick on the loose!

 

They even had a mobile tattoo parlour (airbrushed tattoos of course)

 

Totally looks like a real tattoo booth, doesn’t it?

 

Can’t help but to say how real they looked!

I didn’t get any for myself because the queue was so long and besides…

WHO NEEDS AIRBRUSHED TATTOOS WHEN THEY HAVE THE REAL ONES? :P

 

I prefer the real thing. Ahem ahem. Here are some of my tattoos, if you’re interested.

 

Sippin’ our Sailor Jerry!

 

Sailor Jerry is also a huge advocate of authentic and true individuals himself, supporting originality and those who express themselves creatively. And guess what?

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is now available in Malaysia – only selected outlets though!

 

Their pop-up store was a great chance to grab Sailor Jerry merchandize as well!

 

No, the bike ain’t for sale but hey!

I totally should’ve taken it home when no one was looking, eh? :P

 

I was eyeing the limited edition Sailor Jerry cups! 

Wanted it so much… and guess what I had to do to be a proud owner of the collection?

 

Do you smell trouble? I do!

Well.. nothing I can’t handle, though ;)

 

To win myself the collectibles, I had to take on a challenge.

Not one challenge… but three challenges!

 

And just like duck to water, I completed the 3 second, 5 second and 10 second challenge.

Just like how I used to back in the day. Nothing like a good treat of quality rum!

 

Some of the stuff I won! Hey… clearly I didn’t do it for the prize :P

Just wanted a good excuse to keep my drinking skills in check. Muahahaha!

 

Drink up and party up, mates! Thanks for the pic, Sam! :)

 

Tonight marks its debut into the Malaysian market via MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014.

Welcome to our beloved country, Sailor Jerry!

Certainly a night I had imagined it to be. Didn’t disappoint at all, but exceeded my expectations instead.

The stage lighting was really impressive and in sync with all the performances that night.

Mobile phone cameras simply won’t do it justice though! :(

 

BuddyAnis and I amongst the crowd!

 

Yup! Definitely blew our minds. Watching it live was indescribable!

 

Our very own Malaysian songbird Yuna, stole the limelight!

Well… to me at least. I loved her show! Such a splendid performance, indeed.

 

We both enjoyed ourselves at Yuna’s performance.

She really serenaded us, and I knew all the lyrics by heart too! Yes, I am a fan. LOL

 

Laser beams! Who would’ve thought, eh?

I miss raving! :(

 

Took a sip back at the Sailor Jerry zone as their free-flow was equivalent to a burst pipe!

A very irresistible burst pipe, if I may add. :P

 

After 11pm, the party wasn’t over yet. Who stops partying at 11pm, especially on a Friday?

We adjourned to SOJU Sunway for the after-party!

 

At the entrance, we were greeted to these babies….

 

Grants Scotch Whiskey, Reyka Vodka, Sailor Jerry Spiced & Hendrick’s Gin.

Spoilt for choice, we decided to drink them all!

My favorite remains the Spiced Carribean Rum, of course ;)

 

I was shocked to see how the MTV World Stage After-Party was packed to the brim already!

 

Not bad, party peeps! Keep the night jumpin’!

 

My girls and I partied till almost 3AM! We danced all night through.

 

Haven’t seen Kahmon in ages! Party it up, hun!

 

Partying it up till the morning light!

 

So glad to bring buddy Anis as my plus one for the night!

We totally needed to rock out together, didn’t we?

 

The DJ lashed out lots of EDM dance floor destroyers as well as a good blend of mainstream pop and RnB.

If you think the concert was great, the after-party was tenfold of that!

 

Definitely a night well spent.

Thank you, Sailor Jerry! Feeling recharged now and ready to take on my hectic week!

 

 

 

For more information on Sailor Jerry Malaysia, get in touch with them:
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Log on to their official website at: www.sailorjerry.com

LIKE them on Facebook at: facebook.com/sailorjerry

Follow them on Twitter at: @sailorjerry

Double-tap them on Instagram at: @sailorjerry

 

THE BIRTH OF MY NEW FACEBOOK PAGE – THEJESSICAT! (Finally, right?)

2014Aug4

 

This is a sticky post! 

Meaning, this entry will stay on the top permanently till I remove it.

So if you’ve read this, do scroll down for new blog posts!

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

I now have a new Facebook page for this blog! Do show some love and support at - 

www.Facebook.com/thejessicat.com Smile

 

 

After running this blog for 9 years, you must be wondering why there never was a Facebook page for my blog all this while!

Haha. Well, there is actually a little background story to it. Big Smile

 

When this blog started to gain traction back in 2007, that was coincidentally when Facebook began to roll out their latest product, Facebook Fan Pages. The blogger community was then quick to jump onto the bandwagon and started creating ‘fan pages’ for themselves. 

For some reason, I didn’t quite agree to this. Ugh!

And I still don’t. 

 

 

Fan pages? Really? I have never fancied the idea of self-proclamation of one’s non-existent celebrity status and I especially despise the word ‘famous blogger’ and ‘celebrity blogger’.

Do you really reckon you’re that ‘famous’ and worthy of creating a ‘fan page’ for yourself? 

 

This video  might interest you. No, really. You’ve GOTTA watch it! It’s funny

 

Admittedly, maybe I might have taken this ‘fan page’ word a tad too literally and seriously. Surprised But still, I believe I am entitled to my own opinion, especially if I have never voiced my thoughts out nor offend anyone. 

Anyway, despite disagreeing with ‘fan pages’, I have always given my support and LIKEs to fellow blogger friends’ pages. So don’t chide me! :P

 

As time passed, Facebook somehow rebranded their ‘Fan Pages’ to ‘Facebook Pages’.

Only then I began to embrace and accept this. But still never created one because I still felt it was such a ‘perasan’ thing to do! Yell (For my non-Malaysian readers, it basically translates to being self-absorbed or being too full of yourself)

 

 

Anyway, fast-forward to 2012, I saw myself landing in the social media industry after being in the journalism & publication industry for a good number of years.

Being in this field and handling many major social media accounts for various brands made me see the importance of having a Facebook Page especially if you are your own brand/personality.

Another couple of years passed, with many clients and blog readers genuinely wondering and casually questioning me why there isn’t a public page to represent this blog. Tongue Out 

 

Good question.

I don’t know the answer either. Because I just never created one? What?!

 

And then it gradually dawned upon me that it was a necessity.

Facebook pages allowed me to tailor my content better on social media. I also wasn’t able to approve all friend requests, especially people I haven’t met or didn’t know personally/too well.

Facebook pages also provided me the audience demographics, analytics and insights which I needed to further improve to continue becoming a better blogger!

 

So there you go, after so much convincing from my fellow blogger mates around the world, my sponsors & clients, my blog managers, and even you dearest readers, I decided to give myself a very different birthday present this year.

 

Thus TheJessicat’s official Facebook page was born three days ago! Ha Ha

Do show some love on my new page, pretty please? Hehe. 

 

 

Will no longer be posting on my personal account anymore. Blog features, latest updates & pictures will all be moved from now onwards, so your likes on my new page would make me a very happy girl!

Also thinking of throwing a big birthday bash on this blog’s 10th Anniversary next year! I’m excited to make this happen. Wink

 

It’s been a long ride. Thank you for your all your support all this while, beautiful people!

Lots of love.