Category Archives: Parties & Events

Aspire to Achieve Greatness

In the final days of high school over 15 years ago (gasp!) and with the dreaded SPM results looming (yes I know it sounds like forever ago), I harbored a small (& wishful) thought of maybe, just maybe and a little bit of you-never-know attitude of going to Pratt Institute in New York to study something in design (but i couldn’t draw to save my life). Yeappp, I had some mighty big dreams.

Needless to say, once reality hit (in the form of the parental (s) saying no way no how) so I chose to explore options. I picked a local college; with the provision it would be an ‘arty’ school and proceeded to bury myself in the world of Mass Communication focusing on Film&TV. Many years later, after a stint overseas and back again I finally figured out what I want to do for the rest of my life; and it has almost nothing to do with Film or TV… wish someone could have pointed it out once I finished local college..

These days not only do you still have uni / college fairs or roadshow to attend; there are career and networking fairs to help you kick-start your future in the corporate world. The one and only #graduanaspire is a highly anticipated career and networking fair; first conducted in Kuala Lumpur in 2011. When the whole idea of career networking began to take flight, GRADUAN ASPIRE extended its reach to East Malaysia (specifically Sarawak) last year. Its debut in Kuching saw more than 5,000 young ‘uns learning of the opportunities available to them, and taking into account some of the country’s leading corporations like Nestle, Shell, Alliance Bank and PETRONAS were able to secure some of Sarawak’s finest to join their organisations.

Not only is there absolutely total access to some of Malaysia’s biggest corporations and institutions, the GRADUAN ASPIRE BORNEO 2015 will be one of the most integrated career fairs of all time in Sarawak. There will be over 20 corporations from all industries; including LAFARGE, NAIM, INTEL, PRESS METAL, BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO and so many more. Seriously, such greatness is NOT TO BE MISSED!

Event info:

Date      : March 14, 2015 (Saturday)

Time      : 10am to 5pm

Venue  : Pullman Hotel Kuching, Sarawak.



This event is organised by GRADUAN, the GRADUAN ASPIRE BORNEO 2015 will be opened to the public on 14th March 2015, from 10am to 5pm at the Pullman Hotel in Kuching, Sarawak. For more information or to register for Malaysia’s premier career and postgraduate fair, log on to


New venue for #tbb18 :)

It’s been some time coming, but we are having the next bloom bazaar at a BRANDDDD NEWWWWW VENUEEEE! And maybe it’s just me but it’s just mad crazy that we are now at bazaar #18!



If you would like to join or know of someone who is an online entrepreneur; point them in the direction of cos we still have some space for rent! Or just to come and shop 🙂


EXCITED-ness 🙂

I know I know.. The word slack does not even describe it

I have not only been soooooo caught up with life, I’ve been lazy, forgetful and just basically immersed myself in all other social media outlets to update my daily life! But I’m back, with more pots on the burners!

Stay tuned!

(Images are not in any particular sequence. But you get the drift)


First Bloom Bazaar @ cityOne Megamall (next one is happening July 2014)


My baby sister is due in November 2013.. EXCITES!


My youngest nephew (#weebub) born 15th November


My oldest niece (#babychin1)


The crazy FamBam (and #babychin2)



My favorite time of the yearrrr


Merry Christmas from the Chin’s 🙂 (Auckland 2013)


the last bazaar of 2013 (Xmas Bloom Bazaar @ Eastern Mall, Siburan)



First YTP Camp (@Havilah)




All together now



CNY Bloom Bazaar (first bazaar of 2014)


#weebub in Kuching (May 2014)

Shall we peddle?

Yup, I’m at it again and it’s the 11th edition! How crazy is that.. Sometimes it feels like a never ending fun event but in all honesty I pinch myself some days in disbelief that this is actually what I do for a living! But I’m loving it :):)

So come one, come all and don’t forget to share, repost, like, comment, tag people you know who will loveeeeee the bazaar and come and hang 🙂 I love you long time for all the support..



On a random note, hello the land of the white cloud in less than 5 weeks!!!!!! Super excited to see all my babies 🙂

TBB9: the Raya edition

I actually pinched myself the other day because it officially hit me, my next bazaar will be the tenth bazaar!! Can you imagine? How crazy is that 🙂

Seriously, this all started because I needed to sell my stuff and grow my fledgling headband business (which by the way has ended but I still love headbands) and thebloombazaar has grown so much, it’s beyond my leaps and bounds! The people I have met, the friends I have made and most of all being part of the niche market of buyers and sellers that has made all this, an awesome journey!

Sooooo TBB9 is coming up soon, and of course we needed to try a new location. We are working with Sentral Kuching this time around and it has been great. The main reason I like Sentral is because it is the hub for land transport in Kuching. Yes I understand that some people may not come up to the 2nd floor to shop or browse, but that doesn’t mean that the passengers of all the buses will bypass our bazaar. You will be surprise at what happens at a bus terminal slash shopping mall!

Also for the first time ever, we have 65 booths (the highest to date) and we are hoping it will be a memorable event! Regardless, we are super excited because it will also be a two day event. Vendors have been asking for longer bazaars and we have been listening and here we are! Amazing times ahead 🙂

If you are interested in joining the bazaar, head on over to to sign up or to see who is joining us 🙂 for more details you can also email us (


I love me some randomness

For the past 3 TBB’s I have stopped setting up booth and selling.. And I always kinda feel left out a tiny bit, but in the end I am just too busy to be at the booth! Seriously! But this coming bazaar, it is a flea market edition and I want to get rid of my books!! So for once, I will be at the booth, selling alllllllll my books! Together with another friend G, who has over 200 books, we’ll have a to me of books!

Random but should I get a puppy? I have invited the SSPCA to be at TBB7 and they are doing an adoption drive at the bazaar! And now I’ve been thinking and thinking.. Hmmmmmmm.. We’ll see.. I mean getting a puppy is huge responsibility right? Like majorly huge! Hmmmmmm




See ya’ll there! It’s happening Saturday 13th April at LG Hills Shopping Mall from 10am-10pm 🙂

101 things and more

Craziness but its actually TBB7! Is been such a whirlwind 6 months of work, travel, life, holidays, more work and absolutely the best time of my life 🙂

Happening on the 13th of April, we’re joining up with our good friends at Hills Shopping Mall for the biggest flea market ever! We have a whole myriad of mini events happening throughout the day & collaborations with non-profit organizations. To sign up, fill up the online form at or email 🙂


Its a matter of print!

It was really random, but somehow I landed up with not one, but two newspaper articles in the 2 local newspapers! Yup, super random!!!



Am very very appreciative and totally super grateful to the publicity and advertising 🙂 so to round it up i am totally over the moon with the articles! And totally anticipating 24th January!



TBB6: Night Market Edition is happening on the 24th of January (Thursday) from 1pm – 9pm at the main hall, Koperasi Hijau Building, Stutong. See you thereeee 🙂

Fancy a Night Market?

When i was working on the planning of TBB6, i needed a theme or an idea that was totally different from the other bazaars. And I remembered how fun ‘pasar malam’ and similar night markets were! so here we are, TBB6: Night Market Edition, on the 24th of January and it’s happening in 3 weeks. and the best part of all, we have a grand total of 42 vendors signed up 🙂

Although not all are confirmed (yet) but I have a strong vibe that we will be a full house for TBB6! On top of all that we also have some really fun stuff planned 🙂 along the lines of craft demos and workshops and maybe even a few acoustic performances?

Super excited now 🙂 so if you stillll want to sign up for the bazaar, head over to thebloombazaar and fill out the online form. If you have an awesome singing voice or just want to give performing on stage a try, send me an email (


Peace to all Mankind!

We had a huuuuugeeeeeee Christmas Eve party planned at the cafe, and it surpassed all expectation. To be honest, I was a little worried cos we may have gone slighttttly over the invite list, but the more the merrier right? But phewwwwwwwwwwwww! It was a total smash hit! I had so much fun, I totally forgot to take a picture at the photo booth section! Sigh!

Here’s to more awesome parties and events 🙂

H.I.P Restaurant & Cafe
2nd Floor, The Spring Mall
(Next to MBO)