Happy New Year 2015 ♥


Today marks 31/12/2014 and tomorrow would be the beginning of a new year, 2015, a year of hope, love, goodness and success. That is everybody's dream to have a year full of bliss and joy. We can have it if we work hard and smart for it with His blessings. Hence, never forget the above.

I wish the best of year to my beloved readers and hopefully you wish the same to me and my family too. Have a great year with your family and loved ones. At times we will never know how our life will end up to be nevertheless it is best to live life to the fullest with virtues, hopes and dreams. 

Starting from 2015 onwards, this blog will be in dual language. The blog will be in Malay as well as in English language. If you could not follow any of these languages or any one of it, you can easily translate this blog to any language you like by clicking translate this blog at the top (below I Power Blogger logo)

I hope 2015 would be a great year for ABOL to spread knowledge and love to you!

Please be safe and smile wherever you are. Be strong and May God bless us.

#Pray for Pantai Timur #Remembering QZ8501


Warm Regards,
♥Sofia Naznim♥


Photo Credits: Original artists from Wallpapers apps

Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays!


Have a good time with your love ones. I wish the best of happiness to my beloved readers. 

My prayers to those who suffer a lot of pain in other parts of the world and even in my country. Be strong and hopefully things would get better.

Be safe on the road, at home, workplace and no matter where you are,
remember to be good. 

2015 is coming. Let's hope is going to be a wonderful year of greatness fills with 
virtues, love and peace. ♥ 

Have a pleasant Christmas and holiday.


♥ SNH♥

Photo Credit: Original artist from Wallpapers apps

Happy Anniversary ABOL! ❤


Hello amazing readers! ❤

I am honoured to announced, Happy Anniversary to A Blog Of Life!

The blog has been 1 year and 3 months old and I would want to share this meaningful moment with my wonderful readers!
This blog is moving forward because of you!
Thank you Almighty for giving me the opportunity to write and keep writing.
Thank you love for your endless love, faith and support.
Thank you family and loyal friends for being there for me.
Thank you dear readers.

I know that I rarely update my blog. Nonetheless, I will try my best to update my blog entries as frequent as possible.

A rough idea on ABOL for first time readers, basically A Blog of Life is more on updates on informative articles rather than personal entries for the past one year.

The good news is I am going to rejuvenate this blog by updating more on trending news and updates, informative and awesome topics to enlighten you and hopefully you will gain something useful after reading my entries and articles. Creative writings, branding and advertorial writing, poetry, prose, haiku and more artistic and engaging contents for me to share with all of you!

May this blog will be more remarkable with your love and support. 

Thank you so much!!


With Love,
Sofia Naznim


Photo Credit: Original artist from Wallpapers apps

Why You Should Read This


It is very sad that most people chose the road to not read books. Frankly speaking, I spent a lot of my money to buy books and I read them to know more on the particular topics. Knowing what the author wants to deliver. From there you earn knowledge. From there you become a person who thinks over the edge.

Most people easily spent their money/savings to buy gadgets. Yes it is true that you need tech to grow but if you are not using it in the right way, it makes you narrow. Then come the excuses. Yes, human just loves to give justification. Generally, I am included because I am human. Nevertheless, give a good one.

When you have money and time but your attitude is just simply ignorant, that is when knowledge will just slip away from you time to time. You will never realize the loss until it became yours in the future. In our life, most of us read books to pass tests, exams, to fall asleep after reading it. Rarely we read books because of hobbies, to earn the knowledge and all the positive essentiality

Nonetheless, do forgive me. There are people in certain countries that read books even when I turn around my heads at the beach, subway, restaurant and literally almost most of the place. Not many in my country, city. Most of them just like entertainment, mostly like somehow I see closed to nonsense.

There are also people who read a lot but their thinking is still narrow. Why? If you meet one, ask them, and share with me.

Sorry to say this, but we need to change. Someone just has to pull the trigger and shoot the old you that forgot how to earn knowledge. Never think that you are now somewhere in a very impressive company, awesome friends, great money, good food and shelter, you forgot to search for knowledge that you must.

Last 2 years I see the cyber world as quite an awful place. Now, it is just worse. The senseless you are, the more worship you. I really hope that people can actually realize how important knowledge and readings are. I am not here to criticize any group of people, just human population including reminding myself.

In spite of that, I do admit that cyber world can be a good place if we are doing it right. Share informative and brilliant information and artwork are fantastic. Even so, do no harm to people. Do not slander, defame, ridicule and bring people down. There are certain things that should not be said in cyber world. Don't be a keyboard warrior instead be a warrior that upholds righteousness and humanity.

If you are reading this, I thank you because you are actually reading. The main purpose of this entry is not to just focus on reading books but also in general remind every individual that we should read. Nowadays you can read many things with just a click of a button. You can easily get information from your laptop and simpler, your mobile. If you don't fancy reading books, read informative things on the internet. At least you are gaining than losing. Update yourself. Broaden up your mind. Eventually it will get through your heart and soul.

Cheers.

Photo Credit: Original artist from Wallpapers apps

COMOS-The First Electric Vehicle in Malaysia!

               
               Renault Twizy
Nissan Leaf

As seen in the pictures above, that would be an awesome car to drive around the neighborhood to go to work or meeting with friends. Now we can say thank you to CMS Consortium Sdn Bhd and their partners Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and GreenTech Malaysia for introducing such a brilliant idea to bring this eco-friendly technology car to Malaysia.

Originally, electric vehicles (EVs) have been hitting Australian street in 2008 with various models being introduced every year around the world. It is proud to see these electric vehicles will start to roam the streets of Malaysia after their grand launching this August.


This exceptional concept called Coherent Mobility Solution (COMOS) is a car sharing service using EV fleet such as electric cars and bikes that integrated with charging station which known as EVSE and parking reservation and management system. Users are allowed to pick up or drop their EVs at any designated green parking bays within the city using COMOS mobile apps.

COMOS aims to promote sustainable green environment through emission reduction, reduction of fuel consumption and rationalization of fuel subsidy, promoting a new lifestyle of alternative mode of mobility and promote a car sharing concept thus reducing traffic congestion and promoting the utilization of public transportation.

The integration of EV ecosystem and value chain of COMOS highly supports the National Automotive Policy (NAP) by develop critical mass for the utilization of EVs.

I am truly excited with COMOS because it's remarkable to see Malaysia finally having their first ever futuristic car! This futuristic car is absolutely amazing and superb when it has the added value-environment friendly. I believed that this is a great initiative by the company to develop COMOS, first in Malaysia and Asian!

I wish the best for COMOS and may the greatness spur around the globe!


Think Electric Vehicle (EV) Think COMOS. 
Change the way we think, change the way we commute,
Improves our life in every blink, improves mother nature, that's how we contribute!

Source: www.comos.com.my
Photo Credits: Original artists from Google image

Brewball IOI Mall, E5dss Dancing & Phoenix Dart Game!

Good news for E5dss (Dance Super Station) dancers! You can now head on to IOI Mall New Wing as the dancing machine is now ready for you to Step Up!! Straight to Brewball at 3rd floor, next to GSC and Redbox.

There are also few others arcade machines such as Initial D, Boxing, Jubeat, Basketball and one of the coolest game trending-Phoenix Dart game. This game is also a great game to train and sharpen your accuracy and persistency while loosen up your stress! At Brewball you can hangout with friends, playing pool, snooker or arcade.

Have fun!

 

 

 

 



Photo Credit: Sofia Naznim

Tous les Jours Malaysia-The All You Want To Know!!


Haven't heard of Tous les Jours? If never, now you have. Welcome to Tous les Jours, the French-Asian Bakery-a South Korean bakery franchise owned by CJ Foodville. This amazing Authentic Bakery is now in Malaysia. It has been in Malaysia on June 2013 and that was the first beautiful store that you can see now in Wolo Bukit Bintang, the heart of Kuala Lumpur.


Tous les Jours (TLJ) (pronounced as Too-Leh-Joo) means everyday in French (all the days). It was established in South Korea in 1997, began franchise licensing a year after that to the public. The company introduced its reputable "cafe-style bakery business model" in January 2003.

Henceforth, TLJ spread its wings to the United States an open its first store in April 2004 which now have 27 outlets in the US from west coast to east coast. Follows its successful steps in the US, TLJ spreads its business to other Asian countries such as China, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Now, TLJ has more than 1300 outlets across 8 countries from Korea to the USA and to Malaysia.


Now TLJ has opened a few branches in Malaysia. These are the locations:-

1) Wolo Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
2) Empire Shopping Gallery (Subang)
3) Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru

If you want to indulge yourself in toothsome unique selections of breads, pastries and cakes, here is the place. They also offer delicious beverages which goes great with your bakery selections. Also do not miss out the appetizing all-day breakfast (only available at Wolo Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur) which can turn you into a morning person and start taking your breakfast instantly!

It opens daily from 9 am to 11 pm. Talking about price, the quality is worth the price. Based on personal experience and others reviews, TLJ at Wolo Bukit Bintang is by far the best. It is a 2 storey-floor and the ambiance is really welcoming. Just love the smells of tempting bakery goods and one word, you will love it!




Give it a try, sure you will love it and don't forget to bring your love ones and share the sweet moments together!

Check out more on this website: www.tlj.com.my (Malaysia) and www.tljus.com (United States)


"Indulge yourself with TLJ"


Photo Credits: Sofia Naznim & Original artists from Google image

Truth Hurt but it Helps



Telling lies is obviously easier than telling the truth. We rather save our own asses than exposing what we intend to keep. Lying is like a dreadful disease, better to prevent than curing it.

Truth and secret are two different things. Secret is not meant to be known or seen by others. Telling secret to others does not help sometimes and it might be one of the worst decision to make. Unless you are telling it to the person that you trust the most and he or she can really be trusted not to spill it out to others. Well, someone like that is really hard to come by and if you do, keep that person close to you. Generally, we think twice before sharing our secret to someone.

Truth on the other hand is the state of being true in accordance with reality or fact that you believe it is true. Human starts to tell lies as early as 2 to 3 years old. It is a part of cognitive development and this is a fact. Some people lie to impress others, some spare other people's feelings and a lot of others several reasons. Clearly, people lie for their personal interest and somehow rather for others too.

In the end, it's up to you either to keep telling lies or try your best to avoid telling lies instead tell the truth. Certain truths are meant to be kept as secrets, certain are not. It is best to start developing one of the divine attributes, telling the truth. It is a great foundation that leads to a solid character. Just keep in mind, truth hurt but it helps. However, never misuse the power of telling the truth. The beauty and goodness of it lies in your hand. God willing, the goodness will come to you.

Photo Credit: Original artists from Wallpapers apps

Amazing Desserts at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur!


I'm really excited to share with all of you about the tasty desserts me and my hubby tried twice for events at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur. I can't help myself just to think and write about it! Oh, it is so yummy!! The buffet dinner was great and the desserts were absolutely amazing. I would say that the desserts would blow you away (if you are a dessert fan). They have many desserts. We literally tried almost of them. They usually change their range of desserts. You can check with them first before you book your lunch or dinner.

 

 

 




Little trivia. Hotel Majestic is a 5 star historical hotel located near Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. The beautiful hotel has 51 rooms. It was built in 1932, closed in 1984 and was resumed operation after 28 years later as it was refurbished and a new block was added. It is one of the YTL Classic Hotels. Overall, I would recommend this is one of the classic hotels you should visit, dine in and stay. Cheers!

 

 


The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Photo Credits: Sofia Naznim & Original artists from Google image

Transformers 4: Age of Extinction (2014) Movie and Optimus Prime First Edition Figure


Tomorrow the movie will officially be out in Malaysia theaters (26th June 2014). Hopefully it will be another great movie to watch this year. I really enjoy watching Transformers which have Megan Fox as the heroin. Transformers 3 was quite disappointing as she did not act and I was like, "Why?!".

Main actor and actress is really important to make the movie enjoyable to watch. Hopefully the new stars for T4, Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz would make the movie awesome as T1 and T2. May the $165 million budget to produce the movie worth it all for Michael Bay and RM 15~RM 20 worth it all for us Malaysian to watch the movie.

As you can see below, this is a limited edition Optimus Prime First Edition Figure for Transformer 4: Age of Extinction. I got it for my hubby earlier and he was really happy. It is really a cool figure which Optimus Prime could change into a truck in 15 easy steps. This package is from Hasbro and the price is reasonable for its quality and features.

The Optimus Prime figure is a limited edition and its the first edition figure of T4.



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It is a 2-in-1 warrior which converts from robot mode to truck mode.
The awesome figure is over 10 inches tall.
It comes with Sword of Judgment and able to defend himself with his Sentinel Shield.

Even myself was thrilled to hold the figure and play with it. It is worth money buying and satisfying attaining as one of great figure collections. If you not into an Optimus Prime figure, there are others impressive figures including Grimlock, Dinobots Slug and Scorn, Galvatron, Crosshairs and loads more. They will have 73 new Transformers figures by the end of the year.

Hopefully, you will have a better view and info on Transformers 4 figure collections (mainly Optimus Prime). Have an amazing time watching T4!



"Until that day...till all are one."
Source: Transformers The Movie (1986)

Photo Credits: Sofia Naznim & Original artists from Wallpapers apps & Google image

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