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Xiao Yang Self-Heating Braised Meatball Rice Pot

March 1st, 2021 · Nobody Surrendered

Last year end, bought another instant pot. This time around, it’s rice pot. It’s fun ‘playing’ with this kind of product. Very interesting haha… Of course, I made a video for it too. Here’s the video for it.

Didn’t expect that uncooked rice can be cooked just with the heat from the heating pack. Interesting. No need rice cooker at all. You can imagine how much heat the heating pack can generate. Don’t play play. Make sure you take safety measure when you prepare this kind of pot. No wet hands when handling the heating pack! Also, place it on surface that can stand high heat, glass table is a NO!

Will be doing another one soon. Not rice though. It’s another brand of hot pot. Can’t wait to ‘play with it again’.

Categories: Food Porn · Vlog

How I Lost RM500 Lazada Voucher After Getting It

February 23rd, 2021 · Nobody Surrendered

Was so excited to receive the prize of RM500 Lazada Voucher and had planned out how to do a new series for my YouTube channel. It will be a series of unboxing purchase made from Lazada that worth over RM500 inclusive of shipping fee(shipping fee cannot be offset from the voucher). However, plan has now gone down the drain as the sponsor(I do not know who but I am guessing that I know who) had decided that I am not qualified to it as I was joining it with an old post on Instagram in which there were no mention that it is not allowed. If there was a mention, then I would just do a new post and upload the video again that time. The host had declared me the winner last weekend and announced it to the public. Then yesterday, the host was being told by the sponsor that I should not win, it is unfair to other participants(Hmm… I think not many joined, just 2 if I’m not mistaken based on the comment left in the contest post). So my prize was given to the other person and the announcement on Instagram too was changed.

I know the host feels bad about it, I will too as it will not do any good to his/her reputation too, I am sure the host did not want to retract the prize but the sponsor insisted on it. As a KOL or influencer or whatever you called it who is the host, you definitely do not want to piss your sponsor off hence you complied but sad to say what the sponsor did will cause reputation damage to you if it happened to someone isn’t as kind as me. I did not want to argue with the host as I’ve known the host in person for years, instead I shared about such act as being illegal if report is lodge to KPDNHEP so that next time the host can take note in future contest.

Sadly, the sponsor (I assume is a big organization) isn’t doing their part. From what I understand, they did not inform the host of the terms hence the host decided on the winner based on own discretions and then to be informed by the sponsor that I cannot be the winner after result was announced and prize was given. Come on! PR!! This is PR disaster if the person you deal with is someone else. Both the host and sponsor did not communicate on the terms before organizing the contest and the winner has to be penalized for their miscommunication and misorganization. The sponsor calling it unfair for me to win but legally it is no longer about fairness but trust once prize is given. It is BREACH OF TRUST!

Oh well… I know I’m no big time blogger/influencer/KOL or whatever you called it. If I happened to be one, I am sure the sponsor won’t dare to act that way. Too bad, I am not and I am too kind to still talk nicely and share knowledge with the host for future campaign. The summary is in my Instagram and Facebook page which I posted last night. Let it be a lesson to everyone even though the posts are not getting any traction. Don’t care la! I’ve told you my part, it’s for you to judge who is right or wrong. Whatever it is, do not use foul language if you want to comment. Cheers!

Categories: From My Angle

Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Mix

February 20th, 2021 · Nobody Surrendered

It’s my first time making red velvet. Obviously not from scratch, it’s from Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Mix. My cake always fail if I am to make it from scratch because it is hard for me to follow the instructions, I will always stray hahaha… Premix always saved the day ;p

It’s quite nice but since I’m not someone with sweet tooth, it is sweet enough for me. I did not have cream cheese so I did not do the frosting. It is still not bad on its own. Can try this out cake mix out if you are looking to make red velvet.

Categories: Food Porn · My Kitchen · Vlog

CNY 2021 Limited Edition Ang Pao Giveaway

February 15th, 2021 · Nobody Surrendered

My first giveaway after so long… Was supposed to do this contest last month but I only got the ang pao on CNY eve. I figured this might no longer be a topic of interest as the hype is over. Don’t care la… If you are a collector and would like to have it, you can join the contest, you can check out the details below. I’m sure it is easy to win as no body is joining and I do not expect anyone to join too 😛 The most-failed giveaway ever hahaha…

Categories: Bulletin Board · Me, myself and I · Public Events

Happy Lunar New Year 2021

February 12th, 2021 · Nobody Surrendered

We’ve gone into 2021, now it’s the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Ox is here now! This year, no open house, everyone just stay put where they are. My sister and brother are not coming back too, they’re stuck overseas. Oh well… What to do? Just stay safe everyone so that we have more years to celebrate.

Can’t see the end of the tunnel yet but hopefully *finger crossed* soon we’ll get better. I would say just stay home this year, don’t go visit those not staying in the same household even though the government allows it with some SOPs in place. Being a smart person, you know you shouldn’t do it even when it’s allowed. We’ve seen cases that stemmed from family events the last few months, are you going to risk it and create a CNY clusters? It’s your choice.

Last but not least, please be responsible in protecting people around you. May the new year brings you great health, wealth, and happiness. Take care!

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