7 Ways For Noobs to Make Money Online : Work from Home

Written by @Lan

For Noobs or just anyone with no idea at all on how to make money online, this post is for you to read. These 7 ways allows you to work at home and earn some money. No skills or expertise needed; just ensure you have access to the internet and a device (laptop, PC etc). These 7 ways are not just mere recommendations. We tried all 7, proved to effective, valid and we are still doing it.

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Is it important to pay attention to Online Reviews?

Written by @Lan 

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When was the last time you received an email requesting for your honest thoughts on using a product or service? Did you end up filling in the details of your experience or you simply delete that email, perhaps marking it as spam? Why on earth that online reviews are so important for you to pay attention to? It will not give you a big reward after filling in the details but some will still do it. Why?

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Unduk Ngadau 2017: Surat Terbuka untuk Kerinah Mah-Apabila ‘Faktor Pengucapan Awam’ menyerlahkan Aura dan Keyakinan diri anda.

(Foto-foto dalam artikel ini dipetik, dengan izin, dari Laman Facebook Rasmi Freddy Au Photography)

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(Artikel ini juga ditujukan kepada bakal peserta Unduk Ngadau 2018)

Tahniah kepada Kerinah Mah. Berdiri bulu roma saya mendengar cara anda membawa diri anda dalam pengucapan awam. Tidak keterlaluan jika saya katakan bahawa anda menepati segala ciri yang kami sebutkan dalam artikel kami yang ditebitkan tidak lama dahulu (Klik SINI). Bacalah artikel tersebut dan anda akan menjumpai kesemua kata kunci, dalam kebanyakan soalan yang dikemukakan untuk sesi soal-jawab 7 finalis akhir.

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Preserving Cultural Identity through food : Florence Tan’s Chicken Pongteh of Nyonya Cuisine

Written by @Lan
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)

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Thought of the day-“Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all things when we eat well.”-Micheal Pellan

Thanks to Chef Florence Tan, I’ve expanded my culinary range. It’s not that I’ve not tasted food of Malacca’s Nyonya before. I had some, years ago but cooked by someone not of Nyonya’s. The experience was lacking of good memory as food was not cooked with soul, lacking that magic touch. Chef Florence Tan cooked some of Nyonya’s delicacies. One of that many dishes was Chicken Pongteh. She mentioned about the 600 years old heritage, the starting period and origin of Nyonya’s amazing food. Something that’s old is definitely a culture, I say. Recipes being passed down from the first generation to many generations in order to preserve Nyonya’s culture.

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Surat terbuka untuk kesemua bakal peserta Unduk Ngadau 2017: Percayalah bahawa Keyakinan Diri dan Aura mengatasi segala Kualiti asas

Artikel ditulis oleh @Lan
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Back to the basics: ‘Embrace your culture, speak your mother tongue”-Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA)

Untuk memahami lebih dekat tentang asal-usul Unduk Ngadau, baca artikel ini (PAUTAN). For better understanding about Unduk Ngadau in general, read this article (LINK)

Kurang dari 2 bulan kita akan mempunyai Ratu Unduk Ngadau yang baru. Unduk Ngadau yang bakal menggantikan Sherry Anne Laujang. Saat inilah, pasti ramai yang akan atau sudah mendaftarkan diri untuk menyertai Unduk Ngadau Peringkat Daerah masing-masing. Pemenang peringkat daerah akan bertanding pada 31 Mei 2017 nanti untuk menentukan Unduk Ngadau yang mutlak bagi tahun 2017. Sebagai pemerhati, saya sudah melakukan beberapa analisis dan beberapa tulisan dalam blog ini akan mengutarakan pandangan peribadi saya. Satu hal yang jelas adalah TIDAK SEMUA peserta Unduk Ngadau akan mempunyai tahap Keyakinan Diri dan Aura yang tinggi.

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When in Thailand,do live like a local : Beat the Conundrums of the pros and cons. Don’t be a stupid and egoistic ‘English Speaking & Highly Educated’ Travellers/Expats.

Written by @Lan
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A Buddhist Monk paying respect to one of the many temples along the banks of Mae Nam Chao Phraya at Bangkok, Thailand. 

Thought of the day-“The simplicity of the good man is hard to follow. The simplicity of the evil man is easy to follow.”-Buddhist Quote at Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai.

In 1995, with some friends, we braved ourselves to board the train all the way from Butterworth to Hat Yai en route to Bangkok. It was more than 18 hours journey and the ride experience was full of challenges. I stood for almost two hours after seeing a man managed to grab my seat when I was in the toilet. The idea to confront him seemed to be a big NO NO thing as he had a gun with him, tucked in his jacket but clearly visible. He smiled when he disembarked at a small station and I hurriedly but cautiously reclaimed my seat. That made our group glued to our seats until we reached Hua Lamphong Railway Station. Welcome to Thailand, The Land of Smiles. The reviews from seasoned travellers listed all possible pros and cons, creating that sort of conundrums for newbies, at least.

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That Moment (during travel) when we had to deal with street beggars..who’s exploiting who?

Written by @joehairie and content documented/arranged by @Lan
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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It’s not that we underestimate this group of poor people. They are human beings too and we respect all, regardless. There’s this place that we went recently and after much time spent on the street looking for materials, we bumped into this poor lady and her son. During our travel, we always ‘receive’ good things. This recent travel was different. To get some good story, we had to seriously deal with this one middle aged woman, a street beggar, to be exact. Our wish granted and so did her wish, fulfilled. The question is, who’s exploiting who?

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Asian Hidden Culture: Seeing the Supernatural. A spooky but true story about some limes in a hotel room : Just make sure you don’t found one!

Written by @Lan 
A true story inspired from real thing that we had experienced 

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Asians believe in supernatural things, mostly do! Lost spirits are being mentioned here and there but obviously, you will not believe it until you encounter one! Trust us, we ‘met’ one. Being travellers, we have to stay in many hotels from non star to 5-star hotels. Years ago, we encountered one strange but spooky experience, a real one in a super luxurious hotel room. (We can’t reveal the name of the hotel otherwise we will be in court in few days time!). Regard our true story as one good entertainment if you want to, it is up to you to believe it or not but don’t blame us if you experience ‘things’ after finding one damn lime.

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The Little Boy who loves to work @ The Market

Written by @Joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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“To travel is to live.”-Hans Christian Andersen

It might not be the prettiest place to be at. It’s the wet market on the other side of the ground floor section. The floor, wet, with some fishy smell here and there. Not really an ideal place for sightseeing but at least it offers some ‘worldviews’ for outsiders, a medium to understand the minds of the people behind the scene and how some people dedicate their life to this place. This is a story about the little boy who loves to work at the market.

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The Amazing Garuda Indonesia Flight Attendants: Kind-Hearted Vera & Ninik

Written by @Lan & Edited by @Joehairie
Image taken from Jakarta Post (Link)
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Recently, I read one article in Jakarta Post (Link). It was about two Garuda Indonesia flight attendants, Vera and Ninik Septinawati who went miles, taking bold initiative to help an elderly passenger getting off the plane. Vera is a junior flight attendant and to see that she’s ably to carry an elderly passenger on her back, barefooted, is truly something beyond my ‘thoughts’. This is what I shall say ‘truly great service’and it’s good to know that both Vera and Ninik have received awards from Indonesian Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi.

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Get things for free and get paid while travelling : Be a Mystery Shopper

Written by @Lan & Edited by @joehairie

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Mystery Shopping is one great way to get free things and at the same time get paid for the task(s) you did. For travellers, it is a way to really save some money as you will be getting free things from food, groceries and even accommodation, if you know how to play the game. First of all, you need to be a certified Mystery Shopper. Some people do this things seriously and they are being paid handsomely for their work, some do it during leisure and smart travellers will enroll as Mystery Shoppers thus cutting their expenses while being on the road.

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AirAsia Indonesia to stop flying Jakarta-Kota Kinabalu-Jakarta route? It will, starting January 10, 2017.

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Yes, we read a lot and we read Indonesian online news portal like every single day. We do that as we are avid travelers and Indonesia is our preferred country, a place that offers many exciting destinations. Few days ago, Kompas.com (Here is the LINK) published one very ‘sad’ news, announcing that there will be no longer direct service by AirAsia Indonesia from Jakarta-Kinabalu-Jakarta, effective January 10, 2017. The news is even confirmed by Bobby Alex, Marketing Manager of Sabah Tourism Board.

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Troubles In Paradise….My Story about Sabah

Article and Photos by MizaKL
MizaKL previously contributed an article, here is the LINK

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the beauty of Sabahans.  After reading it, I assumed (I hope it is not true) that some would think I was exaggerating about it.  Nothing is perfect in this world, not even Miss Universe.  I managed to visit Kundasang, a quiet small beautiful town.  I would say this is the heart of Sabah since you can find Mount Kinabalu here. Therefore, this would be the main attraction of tourists.  Besides the majestic mountain, there are a few tourists spots too nearby like Poring Hot Springs, Sungai Moroli Fish Massage and Desa Dairy Farm. Sabah Tea plantation is also around this area.

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Unduk Ngadau 2016: Surat Terbuka untuk Sherry Anne Laujang

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Surat terbuka ini ditujukan kepada Unduk Ngadau 2016, Sherry Anne Laujang, kesemua AJK KDCA dan Jawatankuasa Unduk Ngadau Peringkat Negeri Sabah 2016, bakal Unduk Ngadau 2017, kesemua perserta Unduk Ngadau 2016 dan kepada semua yang mengikuti perkembangan pertandingan Unduk Ngadau 2016 dari mula hingga akhir.

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The Beauty Of Sabah: Showcase Gallery 2 by @haralhaj

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Gallery 2- ‘Friends are friends forever’ and we found the new meaning of friendship in Sabah

This is Gallery 2, a continuation from Gallery 1 (HERE is the link). Through this gallery, I will be sharing the moments when all 5 of us spent time together for a short trip/vacation to Kota Kinabalu, Kundasang and Ranau in Sabah, Malaysia. I do hope this gallery will inspire those who are still indecisive in making the dream trip to Sabah a reality. Bring along your family or friends and I am sure you will all enjoy your moment here.

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The Beauty Of Sabah: Showcase Gallery 1 by @haralhaj

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Gallery 1-‘When Nature Speaks for itself’ through my lens…

In my previous article (click HERE), I wrote about my intention to come to Sabah for a short trip. Well, I came and now I am back in my hometown, Pontian, Johor Darul Ta’zim. I enjoyed my short vacation in Sabah and I went to Kundasang / Ranau as well. I dedicate this photo gallery to my family members, friends, colleagues, Sabahans, Malaysians and to international visitors planning to come to Sabah. I do hope that all of you will be inspired and motivated by the beauty of Sabah. Thank you Sabah!

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Proud To be an active member for TripAdvisor-My Story: How I became a better person afterwards

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I have been an active member for TripAdvisor since 2012. Through this amazing platform, I took my first step, crawling like a baby then walk like an adult, in becoming a good observant towards the quality of products and services offered by various establishment that I visited or frequented. 4 years later, in 2016, I am still with TripAdvisor and submit my reviews whenever possible.

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