On MHI TV3.. ah-hemm..

Ya.. I was on air with another blogger fren Mr. Azuan from on MHI TV3 yesterday morning.

It was a last minute ‘surprise’ for me.. I saw a message on my blog’s FB on the 25th. The message was in the morning.. but I only read it just before I slept.. The message saying.. ‘Hi I am Dian Myzara from MHI TV3, would like to invite you for a segment with a topic ‘Destinasi cuti sekolah‘.. call me at this number… ‘.

I was actually not so sure if this for real or a scam. But I just reply her that I will called her on the next day.. Saturday. I told my hubby about that.. and he actually quite worried that was a scam as well. Maklum lerr.. blog kita ni bukan nya famesss… kan..

Next morning.. I make a call to Ms Dian.. anddd… it was all REAL.. I accepted it even tho’ my heart still not so sure.. haha..

I start searching for any MHI episodes that can be found on the net. Oh they saved all episodes under Just wanted to have the feel.. you know.. haha.. (Our episode was ep.104)

I was so busy that day too.. got some work need to be done before I go back to KK.. and I only have Sunday to look for some clothing (Amboi.. :) ) and do some revision on my blog. haha.. Thinking what to say… (Sudah plan what to say.. sekali on air.. tengok muka Zahan and Ally.. Hilang semua yer… ;-p)

Frankly speaking.. I am not satisfied with all my answers to all their questions.. hilang okay… hilang ingatan! LOL..

Mr Azuan.. Biar nampak nervous kat belakang tabir… tapi macam pro kat screen TV.. wow bro macam org biasa kat TV lah.. hihi..



Some pictures around when I was at Sri Pentas TV3..



So here are all the radio stations located huh? Soooo… serioussss…. ;-p



The only Radio station who are friendly.. waving at us.. :)



Moment of waiting.. We were told that topic are now changed to ‘Percutian bajet Rendah’.. My face giving a smile when I received that news.. but in my heart.. crap! Now I have to make last minute revision on that.. haha.. Unfortunately I am not able to get any Wifi around. I cannot use my Ipad.. my DIGI line was on hold I think.. belum pay bill.. double crap! O.o

Thank you for my hubby for giving me ideas and try to recall all the places we’ve been.. he is the one who always supporting me on this blogging world.. especially on travels. He will suggest a place and asked me to write about it in my blog.. and when he got complaints.. he instructed me to write in my blog too.. haha..



Before entering the studio.. we were asked to touch up.. I was wearing some simple make up that morning but that was not enough when you are on TV. So the make up artist make it ‘louder’.. hikss..

That night I don’t really have enough sleep.. may be slept 3 hours only.. I have to woke up early to be on the studio early.. I don’t want to stuck in a jam. My MIL taking care of kids while me and hubby make a move.. Thank God!

My eyes was a little bit swollen.. sigh.. and my hair.. yaiks!! I don’t even have any time to do any touch up on my hair colours few days before the day came.. and it was soooo obvious on TV.. sigh… (Ahh.. being a lady.. itu yang di fikir kan.. haha)

So the moment of truth finally came. The studio was freaking cold.. remind me of my old work while I was still with DIGI telecommunication in their switching room! haha..

Me and Azuan totally nervous..

During the interview.. Ally described us as ‘Pakar‘.. me and Azuan really almost burst into laugh.. coz we just a normal blogger.. we were just lucky to be chosen to be in MHI TV3. (Tapi Mr Azuan ni.. boleh lah di category kan as Pakar.. tul tak Azuan?). I just recently know him during that interview.. very friendly and humble guy.. and I love his blog.. photography best! You all can visit his blog to refer some destination for holidays.



We are not allowed to ON hp inside the studio.. but before we keluar.. curi 1 yer… ahakss



I met few celebrities who going to be on air that day too.. Here the legendary Man-Kidal. His guitar plucking… awesome!!!! (Buat versi boboi-boy yerr.. ;-p)

Met DJ Dave.. But did not have the opportunity to take a photo.. very humble guy. My hubby said.. All artist are actually very humble and friendly.. They say hello to us.. bagi salam… nice..



Here is Lyiana(?).. Saw her acting in few dramas.. latest ’3 janji’.. not really a fan.. but love her sweet smiles.. so just took 1 pic with her.




We were served with some breakfast before we went off… Thank you MHI TV3 for inviting me.. I am super honored.

Before we ended the talks.. The hosts asked us a last question.. If you have RM1500.. How do you spend your holidays.. with a result.. it’s a fun and real holiday and bajet.

I was thinking to promote KK.. but since Mr Azuan already mentioned that.. So I have to think others.. simply mentioned Genting.. Cameron.. actually my plan B was wanted to mention about Janda Baik Pahang.. But totally lost.. haha!

Any way.. my opinion are.. it’s depends on our location.. budget and schedule actually. If I mentioned Janda baik.. people in Johor will think that too far.. and If I said go to Johor.. People Selangor will said far.

So tomake it fair.. here are some places that will be on my list with such a budget.. RM1500..

If you are single or couple.. RM1500 is excellent for a near distance oversea holidays.. like going Jakarta/Bandung.. or Thailand.. Just sight seeing no shopping ya.

But my traveling is always involved with kids. I have 2 boys (1 and 6 this years). Any where we wanted to go we will need to consider if this place are suitable and enjoyable for our little one.

Here are some suggestions from me..


[Visiting Kota Kinabalu] 3 days 2 nights for family like us

If you are from Semenanjung, you will need to purchase a flight tickets. Thank you for our local flight for giving us an opportunity to fly with an awesome price. You need to check out their promotion price very often to grab the best price. Sometimes the travel period will only be 3 months or 6 month later. But why not right? You can start saving before flying.. haha. My case.. the best price we ever purchased was 500++ (2 way ticket)

Start to check out for hotels online. There are few Hotels are affordable and convenient around KK. Some suggestions from me..

  • Imperial Boutec Hotel
  • Promenade Hotel
  • Likas Square Apartment Hotel

More hotels can be found.. you can try to search more affordable hotels from AGODA (I recommend this.. we always try Agoda to look for best and affordable stays.. local or oversea). Or other option.. try to reffer from other bloggers recommendation.. *Wink*

Day1.. after reaching KK and checked in hotel. You can make a sight seeing around town. KK is located just near by the sea.. try to check out KK water front.. so many places to hang around with family and taking picture and it’s free. You can even spend a little bit of paying Taxi to visit Tanjung aru beach.. We have 3 beaches.. absolutely free.. except for the 2nd beach where you have to pay for parking fee if you are renting a car. You can even end your evening by having some food at the Perdana Park at Tanjung Aru to watch the dancing water fountain.

Check out some post of mine regarding the place :

- Tanjung Aru Beach
- Perdana Park Tanjung Aru


Day2.. I suggest.. you go for Island hopping. Have you ever tried to conquer 5 islands in a day??? Oh I did!! and I went with my mom.. and my son. The tickets are less than rm200. You don’t have to stay at any of the Island.. Just enjoy the views and capture lots and lots of photos! Our Island is equally like any of the overseas holiday destination.. I am so proud to mentioned this.

Start your tour in the morning to have good lighting on your pictures result.. haha.. Hopefully no rains.. :) . I did my island hopping only within half day.. woo hoooo!

So in the afternoon just hang around and relax.. thinking to have seafood at night? So many restaurant that serving seafood.. Frankly speaking.. The prices now a days has increased.. but still cheaper than in Semenanjung.. *wink*

Checkout my post regarding the Island hopping at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (consist of 5 islands)

- Mamutik Island
- Sapi Island
- Manukan Island
- Sulug Island
- Gayanna Island


Day3.. Preparing to go home.. if you still have time.. just visit some of the market on town selling souvenirs and dried seafood like udang kering.. Ikan Bilis.. very cheap. But you have to use your bargain skills.. hihi.

Read my post regarding Handicraft and dried seafood market :

- Handicraft and dried seafood market Kota Kinabalu


So there.. some idea on how to spend your holiday with a tight budget around KK. A lot more activity you can do and you can always refer to other bloggers experience.. :)

Lastly.. it was a wonderful experience for me.. and I think IF ada such invitation lagi.. I am super duper ready.. LOL!! Perasan…. WHI tak nak jemput ke?? Tunjuk cara buat cake toppers ke?? Tak nak ke?? hihihi..



21 comments on On MHI TV3.. ah-hemm..

  1. chegu carol
    May 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I missed your part on TV slightly seconds. Time i switched TV, it was already Man Kidal playing the guitar. Nasib ada boleh lah tengok you ‘live’….biar gugup ka, nda ngam answer ka..i think u did well cath. bravo. janji suda keluar Tv ok :D

    • cathj
      May 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you Chegu… my hubby pun said the same… biar nampak curly and colour rambut sudah turun kah… yg penting sudah masuk TV… hahahaha… it was a great experience lah… hihi

  2. DoRa
    May 29, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Congrats Cath :D

  3. azuan
    May 29, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    U did very very well la Cath! Hahaha I am no way a pakar blogger.. biasa2 je la haha

    Anyway i like this story, mohon nak share dekat my FB :) Anyway i pun mula2 ingat scam but when i googled Dian she is really working for MHI and luckily it turned out to be true.

    I pun panic yang teramat, siap stretching2 and my mum cakap i terketar2 suara initially. But i think your answers are more objective and straight forward lah! haha anyway i think we both ok and can be invited lagi (perasan and berangan sikit!)

    It was nice to meet both of you and will add your blog to my must-read list :)

  4. UmmiRosma
    May 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Wah…congrats…really sangat nak tengok….I dah register and too bad dah logged in, that episode tak pula boleh tayang…apa hal yea? org brunei tak dpt log in ke apa…. :(

    masih nak cuba jugak…

  5. akakcomey
    May 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Ada tengok dalam MHI ini…terasa tempiasnya sebab kita berdua kawan alam maya.

  6. Stella
    May 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Wahh..femes adh si cath.. Sya pun teda tingu ni.. Tp nnti sya mo try tingu di tu la..

  7. Mummy Gwen
    May 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Wah..Cath you are famous lah. You look great on that day.

  8. AnnieMing
    May 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Way to go, Cath! Syoknya sudah masuk TV :D

  9. SJB
    May 29, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Kau sama si maureen mahu jadi datin datin sudah ni hehe.
    Congratulation sis

    • Cathj
      May 30, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Ah kau ni.. Sikit2 jadi datin… Jadi blogger pun best bah.. Ahakssss….

  10. beaty
    May 30, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    cath i missed ur slot o…iya lah sa kerja juga kan gia..

    but but wah mmang best ni tau kena jemput MHI..kalau sa pun bingung owh cath kena tanya oleh durang nanti..he he he he

    but u did it juga very well ni.

    and then again sa rasa durang patut jemput ko mau buat demo for ur cake o

    • Cathj
      June 5, 2012 at 12:09 am

      Patut.. Ah?? Hihi

  11. Diana Diane Teo
    May 31, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Congratulation Cath! Jadi famous dah. Best lah masuk tv. Tidak sangka Mr Azuan pun will promote Sabah.

  12. nc
    May 31, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    ee…ajar sa macm mn cari di dlu ba.. s mau tingu ni.

    nyway.. congrats ya..uiks..femesss o..masuk tv. :)

    • Cathj
      June 5, 2012 at 12:11 am

      Nc.. Mau kenA register dulu tu baru boleh tingu. After register.. Click channel… Click tv3.. Click A-Z…. Lepas tu scroll for MHI…. Then last cari episod 104.. Yai… Hihi

  13. edith
    June 1, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Wow, congrats. Missed u on tv. Anyway, u looked great bah in the pics :)

  14. suzana
    June 2, 2012 at 1:48 am

    wow congrats sis….way to go!!!! btw i am x Digizen juga bha….sabahan reside in selangor….hehehe

  15. SJB
    June 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Saya cuba mahu buka tu video, tapi tidak dapat huhu

    • Cathj
      June 5, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Kau ada register?

  16. shirley
    June 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    phewwiiiit..congrat’s cath,so proud of u…:) nanti sia tinguk tu…..