Wednesday, 10 August 2011

reading, travelling, here i come!

Reading is a very healthy activity but too bad i lost this passion of reading since many years ago. Nowadays it always takes forever to finish a book after i start reading one. However, I have started to read recently by the hope of "reviving" the passion so that I can be more knowledgeable and more sensitive to global issues. Uh well, I hope I'll be able to finish reading the book and share it with you in my blog soon.

About two weeks ago, there were some salespersons coming into our company to promote their magazine subscription package.

It is quite a good deal when you only need to pay RM438.00 for the two magazines of your choice for one year of subscription and the most interesting offer they have is,
you will be getting a tour package to Shanghai / Beijing for not one but two pax.
They have different varieties of magazines for your selection such as TIME, FORTUNE 500, READER'S DIGEST, JALAN-JALAN, TRAVELMATE etc.

After went home to discuss with my dad, I picked TIME and Reader's Digest for my one year subscription.
Not only I get to read, but dad also can spend his free time reading them since he's now a full time house"wife" after retirement :P

And yes, I'm going to travel to Shanghai!!!!! yippie..... this is truly wonderful as I always dream of travelling to other countries. The only foreign country and the furthest country that I have ever been to is Singapore :S
Thank God i have this 2nd opportunity to travel overseas! yeahhhhh..... Min Fei also subscribed and we will be travelling to Shanghai together with his parents :)

For your info, the tour package does not include airfare. So we've got to buy our own tickets and I'll be checking in to Air Asia website more often nowadays to look for cheap tickets. :D
The travelling period is valid until 31st of May 2012.
Besides, there are some hidden charges such as tour guide tipping, visa application and extra local land tour fee that I need to pay for the tour.

The form for the promotion
Some free magazines I received from the salesperson.
(after paying for my subscription, I specially requested for the one  featuring the royal wedding :P)

An extra free gift for two subscription by us :D
(i heard that this book costs more than a hundred ringgit in MPH)
So what else besides the magazines and the tour package I get for paying RM 438? of course... it is 
the RM 438 that I can claim for my income tax for the year 2011. :) 


eugene said...

Yap,i remember you telling me that,, so happy for you,, Shanghai,, geng leh,,, by the way,, Chloe,,if you can, pass me the second hand Reader Digest,, for my boys reading ok,ka?

Bananazஇ said...

Wow RM438 for a land arrangement in Shanghai for 2 pax and one year subscription for 2 are they gonna make money I wonder? Guess the tour would have included lots of shopping stops and optional tours to break even.

YT said...

Wow, seems like a great deal you've got there! Actually I was a little skeptical when arranging for them to come in, glad that it turns out to be a great deal and seemed that many engineers are happy bout it :)

Hayley said...

Well I agree. Reading is a very good hobby but too bad, it aint my thing. I have a novel and it took me yearsss to finish, LOL :P

Merryn said...

so u'll be travelling to shanghai and ur dad gets to read! Yeay!

johnnie lim said...

I read whenever I can,but I stop buying books as they are very expensive. I will pick up a magazine once in a while, but now mainly I read on line stuff. special offer or
entrapment? your intention was just to read in the first place, now have to end up paying for airfares , shopping etc?

Jacksjye said...

hey..It's good to know you wanna find your way back to your passion of reading. Reading is really good. I used to love reading so much too when form 4 and form 5. Then me too, lost it for a while. then now i have that great practise again. It's really fun when reading a good book. Ermm.. your choices of magazines are good choice. Enjoy reading too. Look forward to your next update. =)

Anonymous said...

What? So nice - subscribe to mags and win a free trip? Gee! I used to subscribe to both TIME& RD but I've stopped TIME already...and all this while,I got nothing. Tsk! Tsk!

Daniel Chiam said...

Haha waiting for Shanghai post!

Nowadays seldom read paper books already. Everything is online XD

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