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

2014Aug4

 

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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.

 

57 years of independence. Selamat Hari Merdeka 2014, to my beautiful homeland Malaysia!

2014Aug30

 

Hi folks!

It’s the eve of Merdeka right now and I’m just about to start getting ready to head out. 

But before that, here’s a quick update before I get totally smashed on the rooftop tonight.

 

Peekaboo!

 

Tomorrow marks the 57th independence day for Malaysia, since the fateful day the Union Jack was replaced by hoisting our very own Jalur Gemilang, on the 31st of August 1957.

So what’s up this Merdeka 2014? I’ll be celebrating my countdown with moo and his buddies at a rooftop bar in KL tonight. 

 

Anyway, here’s a little throwback on what went down during last year’s Merdeka!

I realized I didn’t get round to blogging about that till now so, what other better time to share this but now?

 

With some buddies from the JUICE team

 

We were all at an event called the ‘Silent Disco’ held at Acme Bar and Coffee in Troika KL.

 

Fellow media mate, Richard and I

I must say that fireworks has always been close to my heart.

That being said, take me to anywhere to watch fireworks and I’ll be a very happy girl for at least a week!

 

SELAMAT

 

HARI

 

MERDEKA!

 

After the countdown, my buddies and I then adjourned to the Butter Factory

for Asahi Superdry’s All Stars Tour Merdeka party

 

My non-Malaysian buddies joined the fun and festivity too!

 

Woot woot!

 

Bringing the Aussie spirit right into the heart of Kuala Lumpur!

Just like every year, I was really feelin’ it!

 

This year, I’ve got something more exciting in store. You know what else is even more fun? In collaboration with Celcom’s ESCAPE, I’m actually in the midst of making a short tribute video to commemorate Merdeka 2014. 

It was actually supposed to be ready today but yeah, time wasn’t on my side. Will get it up by say, Malaysia Day? :D

 

Here are some behind the scenes on what I was up to last week shooting for my video!

 

Filmed a little at Istana Budaya

 

Then we proceeded to Merdeka Square

It was really a beautiful sight. Everything was being set up already, and practices were in motion!

 

Moo and I. Haha! Just had to share this candid photo of us.

Clearly we were trying to take a selfie with Dataran Merdeka in the background.

 

Yippeee! We did it! Thanks so much for helping out in my video! xoxo

 

We even filmed a panning footage of KLCC and KL Tower from the elevated highway.

This is a still shot from the video!

 

Alright, I have to go now. It’s getting real late! 

We’re heading out shortly. More pictures to follow on LIVE my Instagram page @imthejessicat and on my Facebook page facebook.com/thejessicatdotcom Cool

 

Happy 57th Independence Day, my beautiful homeland Malaysia.

Tanah tumpahnya darahku.

 

You feelin’ lucky? SHELL is giving away up to RM40,000 every week! Let’s go pump petrol there to play! #ShellEasyWin

2014Aug25

 

I remember getting my first car when I had just graduated from high school.
Being a driving freshie and total newbie on the road, they decided to get me a tiny 1200 CC cute car (instead of a red sports car which I wanted badly!) lest I recklessly get involved into a road accident or if I carelessly reversed into a tree.
Wow folks. Thanks for putting SO MUCH TRUST in my driving skills. Doubt it!

 

Actually, I’m glad they didn’t put that much confidence in me on the road at that point… for the amount of times I scratched up my car and met several road accidents could attest to my lack of attention on the road.

 

Now that I look back… tsk tsk tsk… stupidly young and dangerous, I gotta say.
Sorry mom and dad. Guess parents always know best, huh? Tongue Out

 

Anyway, fast forward 8 years later, many things have changed for the better.
I have now earned my brand new red sporty car and have matured into an extremely responsible and vigilant driver.

 

But despite all the years, some things just never change.

 

From the very first time I ever filled up my petrol tank (I carelessly filled diesel by accident but that’s another stupid story to share for another day) when I was a new 17 year old driver to the very second I am typing this blog entry, I have always, I repeat,  always, chosen SHELL as my preferred petrol brand.

 

And today, I’m so glad to be speaking about SHELL, which clearly brings nostalgic memories to me!

 

Being a SHELL user my entire life, I was ecstatic upon learning about a fun contest SHELL Malaysia is currently running. Laughing

 

 

In line with Shell’s commitment to promote fuel efficiency and smart mobility, Shell Malaysia is encouraging Malaysian drivers to be more conscious about their spending, so they can save on more than just fuels and can enjoy a better overall lifestyle.

 

They aim to reward loyal customers with money to do good things (like paying off utility bills or credit card debt). So in order to do this, they are hosting two contests at the moment.
Here’s the first one.

 

1. Shell Easy Win contest. Big Smile

 

 

This is where you spend a minimum of RM30 at SHELL stations nationwide to be eligible to win RM20,000 weekly. I use SHELL FuelSave but if you use Shell V-Power, you’ll automatically double your winnings up to RM40,000. Cool

 

Participation is so easy! Here’s all you need to do.

 

1.Spend a minimum of RM30 at Shell.

 

You see this booth? Good. Now walk towards it. Your entry forms are on the table!

 

2. Fill in the contest entry form and answer a simple question.

 

3. Attach your receipt and drop your entry into the contest box at any Shell station.
(That’s my receipt behind my entry form!) *crosses fingers*

 

And that’s it! Just wait and see if you’re the lucky weekly winner of RM20,000.
(Again, this amount is doubled if you’re a SHELL V-Power user)

 

Prizes are as follows:

WEEKLY GRAND PRIZE - 1 x RM20,000 (RM40,000 if you pump Shell V-Power)

WEEKLY CONSOLATION PRIZE - 250 x RM300

 

 

 So that was the first contest! Easy peasy lemon squeezy, right? 

The second contest is gonna be heaps more fun!

 

2. SHELL Instagram contest Ha Ha

 

All you have to do is to take a picture and post it on Instagram. 10 winners will win RM50 every week! Yes, I know it’s that simple.

It’s like easy money up for grabs! How generous.

 

See that yellow poster behind me?

 

1. Take a photo with that Shell Easy Win polaroid poster.
2. Write your most creative caption and don’t forget the hashtag #ShellEasyWin
3. Post and share it on your Instagram account!

 

It’s this poster, okay?
If you also see this poster anywhere else in SHELL, you can take a photo with it too.

 

As long as that dude in the polaroid picture is in your Instagram picture, you’re eligible!

 

Prize is as follows:
WEEKLY PRIZE – 10 x RM50

 

Aight, that’s it from me today. Big Boss
Remember to fill up your gas at SHELL for it doesn’t only save you fuel, but it also rewards you with cash whenever you pump petrol!
So go get more of your fuel and make the smarter petrol choice (like me, muahahhaa) Wink

 

Thank you Shell, for always taking me places throughout the years…
and for encouraging smarter mobility to all!

 

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