Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Cool Corporate Gifts!


My first job at The New Straits Times Press saw me receiving lots of corporate gift items and door gifts. Aside from creating brand awareness, corporate gift giving is a wonderful way to express gratitude and foster closer relations between clients and businesses and since I was in the Advertising line, gifts were aplenty! rindu

Now that I’m freelancing from home and no longer working in the corporate world, I hardly ever receive any door gift items anymore from marketing events, press conferences, product launches and the likes. Smiley

However, thanks to B and his line of work, which sees him networking with some of the finest names in the media industry; he sometimes brings home really cool corporate gifts for me. ihikhik



This USB key nicely nestled inside a magical Alice in Wonderland book for instance is my absolute favourite! Smiley



My magical USB Key
 
Love it!


What a great gift item to give out during an equally impressive Disney premiere B attended a few years ago … and it’s all mine!Smiley






If you or your company are looking for a reliable premium corporate gifts supplier, allow me to introduce you to DoorGifts!

Offering the most competitive pricing in the ‘gift website Malaysia’ category, DoorGifts.com.my provides the largest selection of promotional gifts as well; giving you access to the most creative and unique corporate gifts specially-designed for your business. Smiley

From budget to premium, the extensive range of advertising gifts offered ensures you with the right type personalised gifts for any event. As a one-stop premium gift supplier, they are also able to personalise your gift items with logo printing and propose necessary advice and input on item selection.

Watch their creative video below!


 

Here’s another gift B recently brought home. Perfect to bring on my upcoming trip, don’t you think?  ihikhik

TV9 Monopod


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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Visiting Port Hercule de Monaco, Day 4 *


Day 4 in Monaco started with me taking my usual morning walk in the beautiful bustling-with-tourists Monte-Carlo. By now, I’ve grown pretty confident with my surroundings and I usually end my walk at a little convenience store down the road from Hotel Novotel, which was where we got our snacks and drinks. tepuktangan

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Snacks in hand!
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Evening in Monte-Carlo
 
It was also B’s last day of work so we made plans to visit Port Hercules or commonly known as Port of Monaco, once he was done with work. Nestled between the Rock of Monaco and the hill of Monte-Carlo, Port Hercules is not only the biggest harbour in the Principality but it is also one of the most famous yachting destinations in the world.Smiley

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On the way to Port Hercules, Monaco

Getting there was fairly easy because we were walking downhill but walking back to Hotel Novotel was a different story altogether and let’s just say that lazy old me definitely had my dose of exercise for the day, slowly huffing and puffing my way back to our hotel! penat


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Stop for Snack
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Sainte Dévote Chapel 
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Break from walking

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Almost there!

As you can see, the view of Port Hercules from where we stood; was absolutely breathtaking! Smiley

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Sunny day @ Port Hercules
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Port Hercule de Monaco
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Mariuca ♥ B
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Beautiful
 
There was a range of restaurant bars and ‘umbrella cafes’ along Quay Albert and the place was flocking with visitors and tourists alike.

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Umbrella Cafes
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Restaurant Bars
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La Panino

After weighing our many dining options, we decided on La Panino, which was a great spot to just sit back, enjoy some food and drinks while enjoying a close beautiful view of the big expensive yachts and sail boats docked on the harbour.Smiley

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People-watching
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Chillin' @ La Panino
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Dining with a view
 
Compared to the pricey but not-so-yummy Monte-Carlo dinner at La Bistroquet, this pizza dinner at Quay Albert was totally delicious and definitely more affordable! We decided right there and then to have dinner here again should we return to this beautiful place one day.Smiley

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Pizza Marguerite - YUM!

Our pretty and friendly waitress also spoke good English, snapped photos of the two of us using my Lumix and happily offered us their famous chilli oil to go with our pizza, which I gotta say ... was heaven in a bottle!Smiley

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Me and my Chili Oil - YUM!
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Port of Monaco is located in the heart of the Condamine district, which also boasts a nearby Casino, the Rainier III Nautical Stadium sports complex which houses a heated saltwater Olympic-size swimming pool, a traditional supermarket, shopping and other leisure facilities as well.

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B by the boats
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Feeling tiny!
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Lost in Monaco
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Olympic-size Swimming Pool
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Juan Manuel Fangio statue in Monaco
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Palace of Monaco
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Slots of Fun!

After our delicious pizza dinner, B and I took a scenic leisure walk around Condamine the second oldest district in Monaco. Of course, scenic sights were aplenty and being a typical curious tourist, I was busy snapping photos everywhere!Smiley

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Busy street
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Beautiful shopping spot
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Perfume shopping
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Dinner
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Shopping for ladies!
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Al-fresco Cafe
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Pizza Place
 
B and I continued walking until we reached a quiet residential area and a Gazebo garden where we snapped more photos before making our fairly long walk back to Hotel Novotel – exhausted from our day out in La Condamine and Port Hercule de Monaco! ihikhik

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Ooooops windy...snap again please! ihikhik
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Smile! senyumkenyit
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B calling Benji! ihikhik
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I need to sit!
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Posh Monaco homes
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Gazebo
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One last pic!
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  Next up … visiting the city of Cannes in the French Riviera! Smiley

 

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