Thursday, May 5


The Day I Worked Hard For My Iphone 5


No, I do not suffer from onamotomaniaan abnormal obsession with words or names; especially :  a mania for repeating certain words or sounds. Just that my memories splattered into my limbic system and I just realised that my heart is connected to my iPhone.

Yes, as you may have guessed it, I dropped my phone for the 27th time today. 27th time already? WHY RANT NOW, MSXEROZ?

Coz I'm a pathetic ass who had highly rely on my super duper unbreakable glass screen protector who has never failed me since 2013. Today I guess the 3 years of harshness has taken a toll on my glass screen protector, and it cracked. *Sobs like a baby*

It was in 2013, when my HTC HD7 begins to wobble and trampling with it's performance. At that time, I didnt have money to buy a new smart phone for myself. So I participated Astro On The Go Launching (wooo... memories) in hopes that I could win one. The treasure hunt was one of the most fun activity I had. One that I will remember for life. I didn't win any phones for that event. 

My luck turned, when my post event write up was selected as the winner, and I became the new owner of the iPhone 5. During that time (2013), iPhone 5 was the most wanted piece of gadget desired by every youngsters and elderly alike *exaggeration as usual* haha...

How fast time passed! Just a blink of an eye, it has been my confidante, buddy, source of entertainment. I get really sentimental when things like this happens. 

Only time will heal the crack.
Only a new iPhone can heal my spirit...

The Onamotomania MsXerOz

Saturday, April 30

The Hidden Gem - Renaza Resort, Padang Indonesia

Looking for a getaway? 
Tired of the noise and pollution? 
Longing for a private moment to find peace with yourself?

I found mine - a beautiful small island with a standalone resort - Renaza Resort, Padang (West Sumatra), Indonesia. From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, it takes only an hour flight via Air Asia, and 30 minutes speedboat ride to this secluded private island. 

As we approach the island, the colour of the waters turned into a significant turquoise blue, and it is the best welcoming sight ever!

This is the front part of the beach. This is also the only part of the beach that has structural buildings on it. If you are looking to get back to nature, to enjoy the lush greenery of the coconut trees, to look at the bright blue sky - then this is the perfect destination for you.

Underneath the sea, lies huge sharp rocks, hence a jetty is built. Upon arrival, the workers and dogs came to welcome us. Fret not, the dogs are very well behaved. There are some other resident pets roaming on the island as well =) 

The main hall - is where the dining area / hangout area. This is where we sit, eat, sing, dance and play most of the time. Rooms are located on another building. The resort doesn't get supplies of electricity from the mainland, so electricity are being generated by the solar panel or generator.  Electricity sometimes can be scarce and must be used wisely. Nonetheless, there are electricity during lunch hours and after 6pm at night. Rooms are all fully air-conditioned, so everyone can sleep comfortably.
Beach-wise, it consist of coarse sands with small rocks. I think nothing can beat the white fluffy sandy beaches of East Coast Malaysia (Perhentian, Tioman, Redang Islands). Nonetheless, Renaza Resort has aplenty of room for roaming around the beach. I like the feeling of the sands brushing on my feet, the way the friction massages the soles of my feet, re-energizing my blood circulation. It feels so therapeutic, so healing that I walked on the beach everyday.  

This is a private island. 

You can expect no noise pollution (except the occassional motorboat passing by). Listen to the sounds of breaking waves like a love song serenading the silence. I enjoyed climbing on the diagonal coconut trunks (whichever I can access to) and lie on it. 

Rain and strong winds do hit the island or the surroundings. Washing some debris on shore. This is the world we lived in, isn't it? Civilization and development causes so much rubbish, more than our mother Earth can take it. 

Tour around the whole island takes about 15minutes. about 60% of the island remains untouched. Wild grasses and coconut trees sprout randomly. 

Sunrise and Sunset is pretty amazing as well. The whole sky is exposed above you, and you are freeeeee~



Nothing beats a life on an island like this. Roll on the sand, smelling salty and sticky, but feeling so HAPPY.

That's all from me now. Looking forward for my next trip - Jakarta, Indonesia.


Thursday, April 28

Boundaries of Emptiness

As clock ticks, time passed in seconds and without knowing it, things changed. Along the years, technology and social media deeply influenced my life. Growing up with ICQ, Friendster, and Facebook, connections and friends are made with just a click of mouse. We began writing our inner thoughts, rants, and even provocative materials to express ourselves.

As I get older, the more people I get to know, the more I was concerned about what people think of me. Yups, there are times when such insecurities hit. Last week I had dinner with an uncle, and he was sharing his thoughts on posting photos on Facebook. He deeply disapproves posting work-related material on Facebook, as may do a lot of damage to the company. Internal information can be relayed to the business competitors and so forth.


The internet has always been a double edge sword. It can create opportunities, at the same time, it has the power to destroy. But i strongly believe that one should not shun the internet, due to fear. All in all, the internet has been superbly useful and people will die without it. People, in this sense is me, i conlan7firm will die without the internet.

Just realised part of my post went missing *rage* This is the disadvantages of relying on the mobile apps to do blog. Sometimes things just doesn't go smoothly as we imagined it to be.