Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dubai: Local Phone Plan

I believe signing up a local phone plan is always the proper way to start a solo trip.
My choice in Dubai: Etisalat Visitor line

United States VISA interview appointment : What to expect?

First of all, check your documents. Do you have them all with you?
1. Passports, the most recent one and old ones, especially if you had a US visa 
2. Appointment conformation page
3. DS-160 form conformation page 
4. A recent 50x50 white background photo (bring 2 just in case) 
5. Supporting documents 
-To prove that you can afford the trip, bank book/ bank statement/ fix deposit slip
-To prove that you won't stay in US illegally after your trip, your employment letter/ letter from your university/ family photo may help too.

376 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
    Image taken from Google Image.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Journey to the United States: VISA step by step

Step one: Know where to log on to
Log on to and you are on the right track.

Step two: Identify the type of visa you're after
There are various type of Visa, so first thing first, are you migrating to the US?
If yes, you are applying for an Immigrant Visa, If no, then its the Nonimmigrant Visa you should be applying. Don't get 'em confused!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Travellers' pick: Dubai Fountain show

It was about 9,30pm when I made my way to the Dubai mall. I was worrying about the time for the last metro when a new friend from the Safari tour offered to accompany me and send me back to the airport after the show! How nice.  

We ordered a table in a coffee house and stayed for 2 shows. Both are unique: the lights and water danced to 2 different set of music, and it was marvellous. Totally live up the name of the first Travellers’ choice in Tripadvisor. Anyone travelling to Dubai, I won’t think twice to recommend the fountain to them. I was here for the Magic, and so will you!    

    Burj Khalifa at night.

Dubai guide: female travelling solo

Do and Don't for Female Solo Traveller. There's no problem travelling alone , but there's a BIG PROBLEM travelling alone CARELESSLY!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dubai: Desert Safari

Dubai has just too much to offer. There are so many things you can do in Dubai, but for the sake of 2 big fat ticks on my bucket list, I decided to set my foot on the desert. So: Desert, tick; Camel riding, double tick.
I joined the Desert Safari recommended by a friend. I would not say that it’s the best choice as there were many other companies running the same activity out there.    

The driver came pick me up from the Dubai mall upon request, and off we go. The driver who pick me up was nice and funny, and we had an interesting chat about the city and the camp.   


FlyDubai started operating flight directly from Volgograd to Dubai from year 2013. I was planning to try this flight someday later but decided to move the plan forward when I found cheaper air tickets on Skyscanner last month.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall has the reputation of being the World largest shopping mall based on total area. 
Several interesting part to cover:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Winter II: The Snow returns

Yes, snow is very beautiful, but it is meant for winter, not spring....
Queen Elsa, Please go back to Arendelle. Frozen Russia need spring.

As you can see, Its heavily snowing outside my window, and no, you’re not confused and yes, it is currently April! It’s supposed to be a warm winter, but what an irony when I found snow in my room in an april morning (my window had broken due to some unknown reason).

So those who are planning to visit Russia during spring, expecting a whole bunch of flower out there, think again…. Put your calendar and geography knowledge aside and check the weather forecast instead (sometimes not so accurate either, because weather here is quite unpredictable.) 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Woman’s day

Photo courtesy to Chan Jun Win. 
with the roommates and half-roommates. Photo Credit to Amber Liew.
I knew about Woman’s day from 3M since I was in standard 2. And I knew that it is celebrated on 8th march annually but I’ve never celebrated one before in Malaysia or seen any celebration happening. I guess Malaysians are not s keen about celebrating this day. After I came to Russia, this fact took a direct opposite turn as the Woman’s day is a big deal for these Russians. Woman’s day is one of the biggest celebration, only next to Victory day and New Year. 
I feel blessed when the boys work hard to create lovely memories for us girls as the best souvenirs. Thank you to all who put your effort in this event, and happy woman’s day to all the girls out there!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ordinary day

You totally caught me off guard. A russian wanna see me suddenly at night?! You made me drag our Hostel Leader along.... Haha... And I thought you say Valentine is just another ordinary day? Love your roses, Thank you! Let's beat the distance.