Friday, March 30, 2012

influenza B?

Not everyone knows what is Influenza B.. not even me... UNTIL.... i got infected..

"Influenzavirus B is a genus in the virus family Orthomyxoviridae. The only species in this genus is called "Influenza B virus".

Influenza B viruses are only known to infect humans and seals, giving them influenza. This limited host range is apparently responsible for the lack of Influenzavirus B-caused influenza pandemics in contrast with those caused by the morphologically similar Influenzavirus A as both mutate by both genetic drift and reassortment.

Further diminishing the impact of this virus "in man, influenza B viruses evolve slower than A viruses and faster than C viruses". Influenzavirus B mutates at a rate 2 to 3 times lower than type A. However, influenza B mutates enough that lasting immunity is not possible. " from Wikipedia

Put it in a simpler way, Influenza B is a type of flu that is similar to influenza A, H1N1..

What are the symptoms?

Body symptoms
Well, first of all it was the fever.. my fever wasn't that high but it comes and goes.. panadol and ponstan didn't do the trick and my fever was prolonged for days.. 5 days exactly..

Respiratory symptoms
Then after a few days, i had the flu.. and slowly... coughing.. i've been coughing for days now and the cough syrup is doing no good for me :(

Stomach symptoms
Although i've lost my appetite to eat BUT... why am i NOT losing weight??? T_T

Anyway, i just want to share with you my encounter with the Influenza virus.. it creeps into you without you noticing it and attack your immune system and making you think that it's just a normal flu, fever, cough sickness BUT actually it isn't.. 

On that last fateful Saturday, i was out with my friends the whole day in town.. we went shopping, lunch, drinks and etc.. around mid-day when the sun was high up and the temperature was rising, as i was walking all of the sudden my head was in throbbing pain.. on top of my head and the side.. i ignore it and continue doing whatever i was doing.. i just thought that probably the sun was causing the pain..

And we went for lunch and my friend was doing her shopping, then my condition got worse.. the fever came.. it was quite mild.. i came back home, took 2 tablets of paracetamol and went out for dinner.. the pain didn't go away but the fever did.. i forced myself to sleep after dinner and when i woke up around 4am-ish, my fever came back.. 

The next day i took more paracetamol and even took ponstan.. the fever came and went away.. btu the head pain was still there.. my head felt like it's being stabbed multiple times.. in a rhythmic way.. i wasn't fit to go to work hence i texted my manager and told her that i'll be taking a day off to see doctor..

Finally on monday, i went to a GP.. told him my symptoms and he straight away said that i'm dehydrated.. all i need to do is to drink lots of water and i'll be fine the next day.. but that didn't explain why the head pain.. so i asked him and he said that oh, it's coz you're sick.. so, i took the meds and the MC home..

The next day, tuesday i felt like shit but i still went to work.. as i got some work to follow up.. but after lunch, i told my HR that i need to go to the hospital.. went to the hospital nearest to my house.. i was given a jab for my fever and headache, took a blood test and a nose swab.. doc gave me 2 days MC.. later the day when i was at home, the nurse called and told me blood test was fine, no dengue BUT however, my nose swab result came back and they detected the Influenza B virus.. she asked me to go back to the hospital to take the meds.. i didn't go =.= as i was really tired and sick..

On wednesday i was at home the whole day.. trying to rest but the head pain and fever were killing me.. wanted to take my meds but no one was available to send me.. sigh~

Yesterday, i went back to work.. again.. as my MC was until wednesday.. and again, in the afternoon i felt sick.. almost fainted.. my colleague sent me to the doc and alas, i can take my meds..

Now, i am recovering slowly at home.. hopefully my stuffy nose will go away soon so that i can have  a good night of sleep *fingers crossed*

So, to all of you out there.. DO NOT take it lightly when you have the flu and fever.. sometimes it's NOT a common cold or that you're dehydrated.. listen to your body.. go to the hospital when it's needed.. don't wait too long..


Thursday, March 22, 2012 is the UK's largest online-only fashion and beauty store. Primarily aimed at 16-34 year old men and women, Asos sells both branded fashion goods and its own range of clothes. 

I came across this website not too long ago and i've ordered 3 dresses from

My dresses arrived late hence i made a complain.. they re-send me 2 more dresses! now i have 2 dresses which are the same design, same color and same size.. NOW i have a problem.. this is NOT good..

So, i want to sell these..

The price on the website is GBP40 = MYR195.6741 (excluded shipping to malaysia)

I'm just gonna sell it for MYR150 only..

Btw, here's the details of the dresses :-

Size : UK12, US8, EU40

Measurements :
bust - 36inch, 91cm
waist -  28¾inch, 73cm
hips - 38¾inch, 98½cm
length (based on average size 10) -  35½inch, 90cm

Material : 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane
Anyone interested??

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

an awesome holiday? (misc post)

Okay, here's the 2nd part of my blog post on my AWESOME holiday in Hadyai.. probably you won't be interested on the pictures, but wait.. there are more interesting pictures if you scroll down! :D

I thought Boots are only available in UK but i was so wrong!

FCUK products

Cute lil' Miss Piggy

These are NOT real guns, ya

Cute lil' doggie

Besides beer, Chang has drinking water too

Were in a tuk-tuk going to.......

That's right! Haytai Shooting Range

Each gun only cost us about 1,500baht = RM150 for 50 bullets which we can share among ourselves

Last but not least, of course i did buy some things from Thailand :-

It's only RM8.90 and it's really GOOD!

Bird's nest

For my colleague, 20 packets for 110baht = RM11 o.O

No nudity and waste my money =..= plus it's ALL in thai

Got these from duty free zone

When we drove home, we saw rainbow.. NOT only 1 BUT 2 rainbows! double rainbow

Friday, March 16, 2012


What is nanablock?

Nanoblock first went on sale in Japan, October 2008 by Kawada, rapidly gaining success and a huge following through the toy and gift markets. Nanoblock now enjoys large dedicated display sections in the largest chains of Japan, such as Loft and Tokyo Hands, giving them excellent market presence. The manufacturer also creates licensed products, special edition and trend response sets, while constantly adding further new items to the Nanoblock catalogue.

If you could remember, i got a few sets of nanablock for Valentine's Day

Before i started building it, i went to Daiso to buy 4 display boxes.. to display my nanoblock, of course! :P before i go to sleep, i will at least build 3 sets.. well, sometimes 4.. hehe

Slowly, i fill in 1 display box at a time...

And now, i've filled up ALL 4!! i NEED more!!

Besides the cute animals, i got some micro buildings as well :)

 Micro Eiffel Tower

Am gonna get some new nanoblocks this weekend :D

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

FB friends?

I've 282 friends request on FB but i don't add them.. why? coz i don't know them personally!

Anyway, i made an exception.. i joined a group on FB a couple of years ago and made friends with some ladies.. we shared the same passion :D we've been friends on FB but we've NOT met before.. maybe coz we're shy OR coz most of them are not in Malaysia..

But this year in January, one of the gals came to KL for a short trip together with her family.. hence we met up for the very first time in KLCC :D ended up we had Starbucks, dinner at Mdm Kwan, window shopping and drinks at Dome..

Now, i can't wait for Valentina to come to Malaysia! :D

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

veuve clicquot?

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is both a champagne house in Reims, France, and a brand of premium champagne. Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, Veuve Clicquot played an important role in establishing champagne as a favored drink of haute bourgeoisie and nobility throughout Europe. The 1811 comet vintage of Veuve Clicquot is theorized to have been the first truly "modern" Champagne due to the advancements in the méthode champenoise which Veuve Clicquot pioneered through the technique of remuage. by wikipedia

Last Friday, my company did an event for Veuve Clicquot at The Hills.. VIPs came and it was so packed.. about 200 people attended although there was a thunderstorm!

Anyway, here's some pictures :-

The photowall

I was the 'greeting' girl at the entrance and i bumped into friends :)

The models

Overall, we had a tiring but AWESOME night! :) the party lasted til 2am and by the time we packed and did stock count, it was 3am.. i arrived home, changed, took my make-up off and slept til the next afternoon, 12pm...

Thursday, March 01, 2012

an awesome holiday? (food post)

I've always been wanting a road trip since 5 or 6 years ago.. traveling with a bunch of friends, eating, laughing and be merry throughout the trip..

Well, on the midnight of 3rd Feb, my awesome road trip started.. 2 cars and 6 of us, drove from KL to Hadyai, Thailand.. erm... not exactly INTO Hadyai coz we parked our cars at Sadao, the border.. the parking wasn't that expensive as we paid RM30 only each car for 3D2N.. then we got 2 cars to ferry us to the town for rm60 each..

Anyway, i think for this post i'll let the pictures do the 'talking'.. as we always say, pictures say a thousand words ;) BUT i think this time, the pictures will make you drool instead.. hehe

pork ribs & pork sausage

pork loin and steak

half rack of pork ribs

bird's nest

the yummiest stir fried pork EVER!

pork curry

deep fried fish cake

lovin' it!

Okay, that's all the food pictures i have.. posting the pictures up is making my tummy growling of hunger T_T and it's not even lunch time yet!

Stay tune for another post on my awesome holiday at Hadyai :D