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National Railway Museum, York

January 16th, 2019 · Nobody Surrendered

“We’re going to the museum, we’re going to the museum, we’re not scare of museum, we’re not scare…”

Hahaha… My niece sang this when we told her that we will bring her to the National Railway Museum. The museum is located in York. We spent 2 hours there. I would say 3 hours would be just nice so that you won’t rush tru’ things. We left after 2 hours because they’re closing.


Entrance is free but if you would like to donate, you are welcome to do so. They have demonstrations and talks related to the rail transport in Britain and its impact on the society. It is part of the British Science Museum Group of National Museums.


We were in time to catch the turntable demo, here’s the video of it.

It’s a device for turning railway rolling stock, usually locomotives, so that they can be moved back in the direction from which they came..


There are many locomotives on display from old to new and from major cities in the world. Also houses old trains of the royal family.


The miniature is pretty interesting too.


If you like museum and would love to know more about train, this is a must-visit. Very educational and family friendly.

Categories: Driving All the Way - England · Going Places

The Deep, Hull

January 11th, 2019 · Nobody Surrendered

Back to England. The Deep in Hull is one of the UK’s biggest and and best aquariums (this is claimed by the official website itself :P).


This is the biggest aquarium I’ve ever visited. I think I only visited two till date *LOL* One in Langkawi and now this one.


Glass corals and 3D screens once we got in. Can you see the shark rammed the glass? Hehehe… You will start the tour at the Awakening Seas where you will get to explore over 4 billion years of ocean history from giant fossils to Megalodon shark teeth.


Then, you will go into the Lagoon of Light where you can see many tropical fish, corals and mangrove trees.



What’s under the water? So many colourful fish and corals.


After that, you will come into Endless Ocean, display home to some of the most incredible animals in the sea. It has 2.5 million litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt.


Next, the Slime where the bright and interactive area allow visitors to learn about some of the animals who use slime to move around, catch their prey or create a poisonous mucus.


There’s also penguins and you get to catch penguin feeding at Kingdom of Ice too. The video below will show some snippets of the Endless Ocean and Penguin Feeding.


Here’s the Amazon Flooded Forest where you will see the tropical freshwater habitats while at the Cool Seas is where all the jelly fish are.


Very mesmerizing. I didn’t take any video of it.


Not to forget some creatures such as frogs and bugs are also there.

There is so much to see here. Can’t cover everything. It’s fun and educational not only for children but adults too. We spent over 4 hours there! It’s a great place for family to go.

Here’s the entrance ticket when you purchase at the door:
Adult – £13.50
Child (aged 3 to 15) must be accompanied by an adult – £11.50
Children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult – FREE
Senior (60+) – £12.50

If you need more details, please check out their official website https://www.thedeep.co.uk

Categories: Driving All the Way - England · Going Places

IT’S GAME ON FOR YOODO USERS!

January 8th, 2019 · Nobody Surrendered

Yoodo’s Sponsorship of Malaysia’s First Official PUBG MOBILE National Championship is first of more to come


19 December 2018, KUALA LUMPUR – Yoodo – Malaysia’s first truly customisable digital mobile service just announced that it is the Official Digital Telco for Malaysia’s First Official Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) MOBILE National Championship (PMNC) organised by PUBG Corporation and Tencent Games. This is great news for gamers and will be the first of many features and partnerships to come as the brand plans on getting into gaming in a major way.

PUBG MOBILE is highly popular among gamers and the First Official MOBILE National Championship will see close to 256 teams from all across Malaysia competing for the whopping RM60,000 total prize pool. Grand Prize winners will also walk away with a free 1-year mobile plan from Yoodo.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr Chow Tuck Mun, Head of Yoodo said, “We are proud to be working with Tencent Games, the world’s largest gaming company and equally excited to be sponsoring PUBG MOBILE being one of the world’s most popular multiplayer games. E-Sports is growing in popularity in Malaysia and we want to be a major part of mobile gaming in our effort to continuously excite our fast-growing Yoodo community.”

The move to sponsor the tournament of this highly coveted mobile game is a clear message of the brand’s confidence in its streaming speed and strength. Tuck Mun added that gaming will be one of the important lifestyle areas of focus for Yoodo next year and users can expect a stream of add-ons, features and activities.

“We will be introducing a PUBG MOBILE add-on, a first of its kind in Malaysia. This add-on will allow Yoodo users greater freedom to game with increased data quotas dedicated to the game,” he said. “If it’s good enough for gamers, it will far exceed a normal user’s expectations,” he added.

The PMNC tournament qualifiers will start on 22 December in Johor Bahru, from there crosshairs will turn to Sabah (25 December), Sarawak (6 January) and Kuala Lumpur (12 January) where gamers will vie for the chance to showcase their talents on a national level at the grand finale on 26 January in Kuala Lumpur.

For further information on the PMNC tournament, please visit: www.yoodo.com.my/pmnc2018/

To stay up to date on Yoodo’s latest announcements, please visit www.yoodo.com.my and follow Yoodo on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/yoodoMY/

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About Yoodo
Launched in January 2018, Yoodo is an independent digital mobile service that is owned and operated by Celcom Axiata Berhad. It offers the country’s first truly customisable mobile service, with complete transparency, flexibility and customer convenience.

For more information on Yoodo, log on to yoodo.com.my or look up yoodoMY on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

Categories: Public Events · Tech Stuffs

Snowdonia National Park, Wales

January 7th, 2019 · Nobody Surrendered

When we were in UK, we spent 2 days 2 nights at Wales. We did a road trip. The views along the way from England to Wales were quite nice but too bad when we reached Wales, it was already getting dark so I couldn’t take any photos of the surrounding. It’s surreal looking out to the sea where Ireland was just out there.


The next day, our main place to visit in Wales was Snowdonia National Park. It’s awesome that you don’t get tonnes of tourist from you-know-where, only a handful of them who are likely doing their studies around the UK education institutions or those independent travelers who are more responsible. It’s not a place for mass tourism, no, no, no… The place going to be ruined!

It was drizzling when we reached Snowdonia. There wasn’t any blue sky too. We were just hoping that the rain would stop. Good thing, it did stop.


Left: We went up to the summit of Mount Snowdon with Snowdon Mountain Railway. You can also opt to hike up the mountain but hahaha… Not me… No thanks. Only limited ticket issued daily, hence it is recommended to purchase it in advance online to secure your seats. You can check out their official website(http://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk/) for more details. The statements quoted here are also from the official website.

Right: Ceunant Mawr waterfall. I was sitting at the other end of the cabin, this is the best photo of the waterfall that I could take.

Since 1896 visitors have been travelling to Llanberis, to experience the unique rail journey to the Summit of the highest mountain in Wales and England. A true mountain and place of legend, come with us and see exactly why Snowdon Mountain Railway has been described as one of the most unique and wonderful railway journeys in the world. With stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views it’s all part of a great day out for you and your family in North Wales.

Here’s the views along the rail journey. Such a breathtaking and mesmerizing view.

Trains depart from Llanberis station and begin their climb 1085m to the summit of Yr Wyddfa, a journey experienced by some 12 million travellers since 1896. These ancient Snowdonian mountains, thrust upwards by volcanic forces 450 million years ago, once grew to heights of 10,000 metres. Over eons the wind and rain and successive ice ages have sculpted them to their current form; with Snowdon being the highest summit in England and Wales.


We opted for the Tradition Diesel Service. It’s been three centuries! The train can sit 74 passengers, 10 per compartment. Departures leave Llanberis every day from mid-March until the end of October on the hour and on the half hour. Journey time to the summit is one hour with a 30 minute stop over at the peak. We were there in July 2018. Gosh… Half year already and I’m still not done with all the posts -.-


Majestic!!


This is taken from the peak, the station is just below.


From the station, just walk up the staircase and you will reach the peak! It was a wales of climb!! I meant the train hahaha… It was so cold up there! I’m at the summit at 1085m!!! First time in my life ‘climbed’ up a mountain this high. 😀 The highest mountain of England and Wales some more!


Couldn’t enjoy the view for too long, it’s only 30 minutes break, need to go to the wash room and get ready to board the train again. It’s too cold and windy up there too.

By the time we reached the station down there, it’s already 2.30pm. We took the ride up at around 11.45am, be sure to eat before you go up or bring some snacks with you. Also, make sure you are on time as they won’t wait for you. If you are late, there won’t be any space to fit you into the next train. So… BE ON TIME!


Down we go…


Time to look for lunch, it was one very late lunch. You can always have lunch at the train station itself but we decided to go for a bit of walk around the town to look for lunch.


No idea where to eat, we just venture into the unknown hahaha… We ended up at The Padarn Hotel at 3pm. It’s located at the foot of Snowdon, 100m from Padarn Lake and a 5 minute walk from the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Here’s what we had at the restaurant. I would say the food was all right.


I don’t remember the actual names of the food, didn’t take photo of the menu. My guesses are grilled pork chop and obviously fish & chips.


Lastly, carbonara and chicken salad.

After very late lunch, it’s time for us to go back to our Airbnb to make our own dinner. We check-out the next day to head back to England.

Categories: Food Porn · Going Places · Welsh of Time - Wales

Maybelline Color Sensational Diamond Shadow

January 3rd, 2019 · Nobody Surrendered

My usual eye shadow from Kate had ran out and I decided to give Maybelline Color Sensational Diamond Shadow a try. I bought it when it was on sale. Since it’s very affordable to me, it was less than RM25 if I recall correctly, original price was almost RM40(roughly about that, it was over half year ago). This is currently my primary eye shadow (as if I have others *LOL*). It’s very versatile that it can be use day and night.


There were 4 colours to choose from but knowing me, I will certainly go for earth tone which is the best shade to go with anything and quite foolproof. So I went for Topaz Gold.

It has amazing texture with three hues of pearl powder, one glitter and one matte powder to exclusively highlight your eyes. It is perfect to add just the right amount of glitter to make your eyes shine.* The top coat is made with micro crushed pearls to give that alluring 3D finish. The eye shadow is available in 4 different pallete colors; tourmaline purple, rose quartz pink, sapphire blue and topaz gold.


It was very easy to glide on and there is no powder or shimmers/glitters that would fall all over your face. Colours are very pigmented and smooth.

From left-right: liner colour, contour colour, lid colour, base, and top coat.

The base and top coat seems to be the same, pardon my lighting hahaha… You can refer to the photo above which is in the box, the top left corner is the base. Strangely, I was expecting the base to have more than the top coat. Anyway, a lot of time I would just use the top coat only when I’m too lazy. Using it on its own can give the eyelid a bit of dimension without over the top effect. At first I was quite worry that this pallete can be too shiny for day use but it’s not. The colours are buildable. If you want more shine, use the top coat as the base instead of the base colour then topped the too coat on the lid again at the last step.


See… It’s not that shiny really… Left side is with lid colour while right side is with contour colour, can use them on its own. Use both together and you will get gradient effect. You can apply the base colour to your brow bone.


There you go, the finished looked. My eyes were not big and quite flat but some how after using this eye shadow, it looked as if I have very big and defined eyes. The top coat with micro crushed pearls is definitely working its magic to give my eyes the dimension. Not too much, quite subtle.

I did not use any mascara or eyeliner though. Just this pallete only. It lasted me the whole day without smudging or creasing on me. Even if it does, this colour won’t tell people that you smudged your eyeshadow hahaha…

I do recommend this eye shadow if you don’t want to break your bank and want something foolproof.

You can purchase it in Hermo with my referral link as they are having discount now at less than RM30 🙂

Categories: Girl Stuffs · Review It!