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New Year Resolutions 2015

We were sitting over at the cafe one day and my dear friend, Jan asked us about our New Year Resolution for 2015. I was never someone who writes down new year resolution as I dun wan to restrict myself or rather forced myself into doing something. The feeling of unnaturally altering something. That said, you can see I am someone who is lazy enough to even keep tracked of my own life.

Anyway, back to the topic. So her question really triggered me into deep thoughts for quite a few days. My initial answer to her was I want to get thin for 5kg before my pre-wedding shoot but then I realized getting thin is forever a woman resolution every year.
So what’s my resolution so far after much thinking?

1. Getting thin at least 5kg. (Yup, not changing this)
2. Learning a new language which I have interest in. Maybe Korean? French? (In line with why I think everyone need to keep learning and trying new things. For life too)
3. Aim to save $10K by Dec 2015. Happened to come across an article that someone was able to save $20K a year with a monthly pay of $2500. So I wonder where my money has gone to. I am not that ambitious. Just half of what she managed. I remembered I was someone very thrifty few years ago. I would sit down during one of my part time job and count all my expenses and earnings for the month. One time. Two time.

I never got tired of counting. It thrills me that I am seeing money entering my pocket. And I was so clear with my finances back then. I want to chase that virtues back.

So good luck to me!
Sidetracked: I asked the Boyfriend about his resolutions for 2015 too. Being someone so similar like me, I knew he won’t have one and doesn’t even plan to have one. So somewhat, he is forced to have one.

His: learn how to cook fried rice. 


Okie, I think it’s a good one cos he has been saying this for too long. Work towards your resolutions everyone.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!

Unpleasant Online Shopping with COURTS

It all started with me wanting a Samsung Tab S. I was lazy so I went to Samsung Online to check if I am able to purchase it directly just like how I purchase my Iphone on Apple Store few years ago.

samsung page

Straight away I click on where to buy and a window pop up suggesting I can purchase it with COURTS ONLINE.

samsung page buy online options

 

I wasn’t a COURTS loyal customer all along and even if I want to buy something COURTS is not one I go to straight away. We hear alot of complaints from people who buy from COURTS and this actually made me think twice before I will buy from them. But I thought I wanted to be fair to COURTS and its totally a new service online so why not give it a try. Furthermore, it is just a small item. Why am I suspicious that COURTS can’t fulfill such a small order?

So I went ahead to purchase the item. The whole process was smooth and I got a email confirmation for my purchases.

courts notices

 

In particular, this was highlighted in BOLD RED. I thought WOW! So easy, I just need to sit at home and wait for my tablet. And I was still worried I would miss their call or miss me if I am not at home. But I was all WRONG!

1) I did not get a call from them at all. Purchase made on 30 Sept at night. 1 October no call at all. Why bother to even write me a bold red text.

2) I made an initiative since no call. They have a tracking for delivery on their website. Went ahead to key in my invoice number and item shown indicated delivery will be on 1 Oct. I was still worried for my tablet and wait at home till 9pm on that day. NO SHOW.

3) Made a call first thing in the morning 2 Oct at 10am and told the customer service lady I did not receive any call and online put my delivery should be on 1 Oct. She say she will ask the online team to call me. I asked for a time frame. And they promise within 4hrs. Did not receive any call by 2pm. Do they really need so long to call me to arrange delivery?

4) By 2pm no call. So I went back to call the customer service. I repeated the same old story to them and they gave me the same old sentence. Say will call me back. I got really angry and say NO! And I want an answer now if not just cancel the whole order. And that’s when they get panicked and start to really take action. Next few moment, the lady promised once I put down the call the person in charge will call. And true enough the call came in.

5) AND YES, the call did came in. A guy answered and sounded really sorry. He said the whole time they were securing the item for me. %$%#@^ I rolled my eyes, but of cos he won’t be able to see it. But like what reason was this. I told them if item was out of stock then they shouldn’t even sell online. And next thing he did was tell me fastest they deliver only left Sunday, 5 Oct. OMG, that’s long. I gave in and wanted to self collect but the location to collect was Tampines Mega Store. Wasn’t COURTS islandwide? Few days ago I visited the outlet at Toa Payoh, the sale people were still promoting it there. I can’t really accept the option given.

I really gave up on COURTS by then and just wanted it to be settled and gone. So I chose to had my item delivered on Sunday.

This post is written on 2 Oct. We will see if delivery do turn up at my house on Sunday. I am seriously not giving high expectation.

 

I Am Going to Bali

going to bali

Yes! I am going to Bali in May, and I am already so excited that I need to blog it. At the meantime, before I leave for Bali, I have been reading up information on how to enjoy all the fun things in Bali and I will put together the information I have found so that you who are reading need not have to compile them. I am so thoughtful, yay.

Nature in Singapore

Weekends are days where life seems to go at a slower pace especially when we get to visit nature places. I have been doing it with J most of the weekends exploring alot of nature places that I wouldn’t have known. Everytime we found a new ‘WOW’ place, it was usually places we wouldn’t have expected.  I recommend to visit as many reservoirs as possible for a relaxing afternoon or a walk after dinner.

Some photos to share: