Thursday, 21 May 2020

RMO: day 65 CMCO: day 18

Another hot and busy day, I have finally reached a point where I have nothing to write about. My mind is blank except for some thankful and grateful thoughts, triggered by a dear friend's thoughtfulness when she messaged me. I am so thankful to have her as my friend. Aside from the faint pain ebbing from my chipped molar tooth, I am also thankful for having a salaried job, grateful for a roof over my head, thankful for food on the table and grateful that my family is with me during this pandemic time. 

So this will be the last of my RMO/MCO/CMCO post, mostly because my routine is the same almost everyday and I will only post when I do have an irregular day. During this CMCO, I have only been out of the house 3 times thus far i.e. twice visiting my family doctor and once for playing Pokemon Go with my family LOL! Nothing much to write about my dull life except for my melancholy thoughts and wandering mind which I find it quite boring too so better to stop than to bore all of you out there LOL!

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

RMO: day 64 CMCO: day 17

The weather this morning was gloomy and raining hence triggered my melancholy mood. Then I realised my chipped molar has started to ache :-( Gosh, I never liked going to a dentist! You could have read my previous post of my sad history with dentists. Found it, you can read it here:

Well, have to tahan first lah while I try to calm down my phobic self. I thought I was over the fear but no, it returned instantly! Looks like I'll have to do some crafting in the evening after finishing work these few days. Yes, crafting has a calming effect for me. Anyway, I've been resting my arms and shoulder as it's been aching due to my laptop's position - laptop high and hanging so can't rest my arms while typing. So have to probably opt for cross-stitch which can be done lower or resting on a pillow. A self-reminding mantra: stay calm, cool, collected and no fear.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

RMO: day 63 CMCO: day 16

Gosh! It has been a very very very hot day! My laptop was really hot and the weather was extremely burning! I am so thankful to have air-con at home. I know I'm pampered but mind you, I only switched on my AC when it is truly burning! If I can tahan with the fan, then I'll stick to it until when I can't stand it anymore then only switched on the AC. Must save and conserve whenever possible.

Anyway, remember my previous post about my first Shopee experience? You can read it here:

Well, hubby actually ordered Minnie's treats way earlier i.e. early April. It was during the initial RMO/MCO so we couldn't go out more than 10KM and our housing area doesn't have a pet shop selling dog food and treats. We have ran low of supply and noticed that neighbours have been receiving their parcels daily so hubby decided to purchase online via Shopee. He has ordered through https://shopee.com.my/pettopetto and the delivery date provided was 2 or 3 weeks later, I can't recall. I was aghast though as we needed it fast and the date provided was later than anticipated. Hubby reasoned it's probably due to the lockdown plus it's not considered as essential items so we waited patiently. When they had delayed it yet again, hubby messaged them. There was no response nor reason given. In the end, hubby gave up and thought his order has gone cold turkey. Suddenly, there was movement last week and happy that it was packed and posted! After what happened with my order last week, I didn't have high hopes for this order lah. Lo and behold, it has finally arrived safely today after waiting for more than 1 month!!!
Arrived safely and nicely packed
This was delivered via J&T Express, so much difference as compared to Poslaju. I would like to think that if my earlier order was delivered by J&T, it would have arrived as nice as this and no complaints from me except for the huge delay.

Also I noticed that most of the deliveries to my neighbours are via LEL Express which was managed by Lazada. So it got me thinking that we should have bought via Lazada instead of Shopee. The reliability is of utmost important to me be it the shop or the delivery partner.

Honestly, if the shops or Shopee couldn't fulfil the orders as usual then they should highlight it upfront on their respective banners! It is so misleading with the many adverts and free delivery hokay! Also please provide an answer as the silent treatment was totally uncalled for. This lockdown was your opportunity to shine but the opposite has happened instead. Many first timers like me would definitely turned away from this unsavoury experience. Leaning on the reviews alone is definitely out of the question now. 

I definitely have learned a lot being a customer alone and I have diligently updated my own website. This is a MUST if you asked me. I may not received much reviews for my online shop but at least I have done an ethical job and served my customers right. No regrets here!

Monday, 18 May 2020

RMO: day 62 CMCO: day 15

Woke up on the wrong side of the bed with gastric this morning. Maybe it's the Monday blues but I honestly didn't feel good. How to go on MC lah while working from home? I definitely felt like curling up on the bed trying to sooth my poor upset tummy. So many restrictions from the Health Ministry until I'm not sure which I can do. The clinic I go to is more than 10 KM away and I have to pass the toll to get there. There are clinics nearer to me but my record is with this clinic more than 10 KM away plus I trust this doctor more. Not sure if you have the same thinking as me but I prefer going to my family doctor than any other GP. Anyway, took some probiotic and thus far no purging whatsoever lah *fingers crossed*

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Cross-stitch for greeting cards

I was so excited to do this but then both my arms, shoulder and neck were aching badly whenever I started crafting. It was as though both my arms were falling off anytime so I had to slow down on my crafting be it cross-stitch or crochet. Probably too much time on laptop...

Anyway, by the time I finished this, it was already Mother's Day weekend. Luckily the greeting cards I had were blank so it can still be used for other festivities like Teacher's Day or Birthday or Valentine's Day or etc. So here are 4 that I've managed to make thus far; pattern from books that I have at home:

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Crochet: Baby Hat

I've recently crochet this cute baby hat and I've enjoyed it a lot as the pattern was really simple. I was able to finish it within a day! I've gotten this pattern from www.sewrella.com
What I've used:
  • Milk cotton yarn

Friday, 15 May 2020

RMO: day 59 CMCO: day 12

Finally, after taking a breather and calmed down from this evening's "excitement", it's TGIF! Can't wait to start gardening, crafting and reading tomorrow!

However, I have to add exercising into my weekend routine now. Doctor's order as he detected my heart is not pumping as well from my medical report. I have to do brisk walking for at least 10 mins twice a week. A chore I can't deny nor ignore. Not forgetting I have to change my diet a little plus drinking more fluids. Little changes to enable a much healthier me...... hopefully.

My first experience shopping online via Shopee

My first online purchase via Shopee was on 24/4/2020 as I was running out of some prayer items and we were under RMO/MCO. I've ordered 4 items (qty: 7) for a total of RM51.31 with free delivery. Unfortunately, it was delayed and delayed and delayed. Sadly I kept seeing Shopee's advertisement on TV too that we should shop via online during this pandemic and have our orders delivered to our doorsteps. Too good to be true lah!

When I was about to give up and asked hubby to check on the delay, the order was finally packed and sent to Poslaju. After a while, it was at the hub waiting to be delivered. And then, it FINALLY arrived today!!! 15/5/2020!!! After 3 weeks and in such a condition!!!
Battered and bruised and opened!
I AM UTTERLY DISAPPOINTED AND ANGRY HAVING TO RECEIVE MY ORDER IN SUCH CONDITION. NEVER MIND THAT, MISSING A STACK OF GWAIYANFU TOO!!! MY ORDER HAS 4 ITEMS WITH 7 QUANTITY BUT I'VE ONLY RECEIVED 3 ITEMS WITH 4 QUANTITY!!! WHO ATE THE REMAINING 1 ITEM WITH 3 QUANTITY??? 
THE ITEMS INSIDE
BOCOR DAN BERTABURAN
THE SHOP I BOUGHT FROM: https://shopee.com.my/singloongheong

THE MISSING ITEM COSTS RM21. WHO WILL REFUND IT TO ME???
SHOPEE???
POSLAJU???
SINGLOONGHEONG???

If you or your shops cannot cope with the orders then please, by all means, please stop promoting your website lah Shopee! There was not much update about the delays but Shopee still keep on promoting their website. I honestly regretted big time buying from Shopee! It was my first and definitely my last!

This is definitely a test for Poslaju and how their staffs coped during this pandemic. I understand the surge in deliveries and all but if my order had arrived peacefully albeit delayed, I wouldn't be complaining here right??? It sure looks like the staffs are not happy working and took it out on our deliveries!!! If your staff and company cannot withstand this then please remove your service from the counter.

I needed those items for my prayers especially the missing ones but it sure looks like I have to apologise to God again. Initial apology was for finished but not yet replenished as delayed but now, it's for missing and never delivered.

Hubby has ordered another item from Shopee, https://shopee.com.my/pettopetto, way before mine and it has not even been delivered until today. No response, no update. Another disappointment brewing it seems. Lets hope it arrived safely and correctly lah.

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