Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
My Work Station
In Langkawi, 3 things are cheap. Liquor, Cigarette and Cars. Langkawi is a duty free island. Everyone who comes to Langkawi doesn't drink water, they drink beer all day and night. Another thing that tourists buy is the chocolate. Although it's not very cheap here, you can many varieties at almost every corner of Langkawi.
It is reported that Gianluigi Buffon will is willing to leave Juventus for Man City for a fee of £20million + £250k weekly. It's crazy. Are footballers worth this much? No doubt he is a top class goalkeeper but no one can guarantee success. If he's been so influential, Juventus would have been champions in the Champions League many many times. But NO! Hell NO!
Throughout his career, he won the UEFA Cup once with Parma in 1999. In 2001, he transfered to Juventus for a record fee for a goalie of 52 million Euros. He also won 2 Serie A titles and the most meaningful World Cup in 2006. His personal achievements include FIFA Best Goalkeeper of the year in 2004, 2005 and 2006, European Footballer of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2006 and EUFA Champions League most valuable player in 2003.
At 30, he's definitely one of the best goalie in the world at the moment but I'd respect the Sheikhs if they give £250k a week to the hardcore poor and needy people in Africa.
Friday, December 12, 2008
What the Fxxx is happening to our country? How many snatch theft have happened in the past few year? How many innoccent rakyat has sufferred and died? And how many of these cases has been solved? Can we have the statistics? Is the Police Dept too shy to publish the lousy statistics? If ever a snatch thief is caught, why not publish their faces in newspapers to embarrass them as a lesson to other snatch thiefs not to do it again? How I wish Saddam Hussien is still alive, these mutha fxxkers shall be stoned to death.
As a reminder, in instance of an emergency, always remember the motorcycle plate number. I think, if someone ever caught a snatch thief, and I'm in the vicinity, I'll definitely give him a tough lesson before handing him over to the police. Because everyone knows what the police will do to this guy. It's sad that all of us feel that the police has lost it's credibility over the years....
My condolences to this auntie and her family members. May you rest in peace.
Monday, December 01, 2008
She's actually working fulltime, but bakes cakes and cookies in her past times. She does lots of cakes for special occassions. In short, her cakes are custom made to suit her customers. Now that her mom (my aunt) is retired, she has plenty of time to make yummy cookies too.
Here are a few of her trademark cakes....
Saturday, November 29, 2008
In Bangkok, government protestors are causing chaos in the airport. It's such a sad thing to happen. Unlike John McCain, after he lost the election, he urged all his supporters to support Barack Obama, so that all Americans can enjoy a peaceful and stable America. That's what LEADERSHIP and RESPECT is all about. You don't gain respect by organising protests and riots, and causing chaos. I believe if there is another election, Thai Rak Thai party will again win with great margin.
Few hundred miles away, we Malaysians, are in our normal daily lives. It's a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and the best thing to do is go SHOPPING....
I'll stop now to shop for some groceries.... but let us all pray for peace in this world.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I was sitting at my study table in my rented company house in Langkawi, then mom walked into my room and passed me some cashew nuts. As far as I recall, mom had never come to Langkawi before. How would she appear in this dream? Funny ain't it? My wife said maybe mom missed me very much, and decided to visit me. Maybe...but one thing is for sure. We all still missed her very very much....
Friday, October 31, 2008
In the dream, it seemed that we all knew she suffered a stroke. But she's recovering and looked fine. She could walk and talk slowly. Also in the scene were our relatives who visited us. The dream was quick. It all happened in about less than a minute. Then I woke up.
I do still miss her. Everytime I went back to my hometown, I'd hope that she's there. But it never happen, and will never. Nevertheless, I'm very glad to see my dad at home. Lately he has complaint to me that he is aging. His work is very demanding and one of his legs got swollen after a long day's work. When I hear that, my heart sank.
This weekend, I'm flying back to KL. I'm thinking of going back home to see my dad's condition.
To all my friends, if you have time, spend some on your family when you still can. Have a great weekend. Take care.
Monday, October 27, 2008
It has been a while since Liverpool managed to start so convincingly in the EPL. They are top now and has a very high chance of grabbing the title after a long long wait.
Today is also a special day for all the Hindu's, Happy Deepavali to all devotees.....
Monday, October 13, 2008
Whenever you go for food with someone else, either lunch or dinner, when it comes to paying, it's either you pay, he pays or you go Dutch. But when you initiate or invite the other person, it's always a courtesy to have the bill. I think Malaysian men are most generous or gentlemen when it comes to paying the bill. In other parts of the world, be it women or men, they pay separately. It has always been a known fact that European women would pay for their own food/drinks. And altho the macho hairy guys appreciate the company of the long blonde haired lady, they don't always seem to pay the bill.
When I was young, older people told me that one need to be thrifty to be rich. When I grow up, I believe being thrifty is good, but not stingy. Have you ever been invited to lunch and end up paying for the bill including for the person who invited you? It's not due to courtesy, but it's due to the fact that the inviter pretends not to dig his pocket for his wallet after a long session. Well, I have met these kind of people many times. Sometimes I wonder, how can this person be so thick-skinned? How would you expect others to accompany you for a meal next time? The fact is....these kind of people do exist; and there are many many of them around.
There's another funny thing that I have been observing all these while. Most of us drive to work. And most of use highways of which we have to pay a toll whenever we pass. I've seen many Proton Saga's and Perodua Kancil's with SMART TAG, and I've also come across E-Class' and BMW's that queue at the normal 'pay as u go' booth. It's disgusting, isn't it? How can these miser afford to drive big cars but can't afford to buy a SMART TAG?
It's a strange world we are living in, isn't it? If you'd only stop doing whatever you are doing for a moment, and observe your surrounding, you'd see strange and funny things happening. Sometimes, you wonder why? But it still happens. Maybe God purposely make it happen so that we could at least afford a little smile and laughter, after a long long day at work.
Awwwrrgghhhh.....it's Monday blues again.....Can't wait till it's Friday.....
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Later, Arsenal will host Hull. It's gonna be an easy game at the Emirates, with most of Arsene's young players on fire.
Hari Raya is just around the corner.... any plans guys?
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Tonight Chelsea will host Man Utd at Stamford Bridge, I guess the Blues will triumph over Devils, 2-0.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Me : Huh? Apa lu cakap ni?
Chris : Wah...u got Tony Fernandes to apologise man.....
Me : Mai siao siao la....u called wrong person si bo? (Dont' play play la, did u call the wrong person?)
Chris : Aiyo, u write blog, but didn't follow up one ar?
Me : Got....but lately no time ma....What happened?
Then my friend told me the whole thing about Tony (he has a title Dato' but prefers people calling him by the name 'Tony'...what a humble man!) commenting in my blog for my latest post about the bad experience I had with Air Asia.
But hey! As I've written on the top of my blog, "this blog is created entirely for my own pleasure...blah...blah...blah....", I never expect to be getting comments from high profile figures, what more from Dato' Tony. Phew! It is indeed a great pleasure. I would like to thank Dato' for getting in touch so quickly. Despite some hick-ups here and there, I really think you guys at Air Asia are doing a GREAT job. Besides him, I also got a follow up comment from the PIC of F&B Ms Shireen Chia. Thank you for your concern, but pls do not punish the flight attendant. A warning will do.
Accepting criticism (although not many can take it) and be able to digest it to be more efficient, I think this is the main reason why you guys are going to grow from strength to strength. Air Asia always welcome comments, criticism and ideas; I just found out from Dato' Tony's blog http://www.tonyfernandesblog.com/ that he has actually set up a personal email for suggestions and complaints @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Thumbs up to you!
Well, to be frank, apart from this incident, my other flights with Air Asia have been pleasant! In fact now, knowing that people in Air Asia are a caring cool bunch of people, I have more faith to fly with them. I have been, am still and will always continue to support Air Asia.
NOW EVERYONE CAN SMILE....
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I was on board AK 6303 on 12/9/08, 1145 hours from Langkawi to LCCT. Due to some work held-ups, I was late to check in. Air Asia require one to check in 45 mins before departure. I arrived at 11.20. The ground staff at first declined my check in, but after checking with his senior, allowed me to board the plane. Thank you!
I had my lunch in the plane. I ordered the Ramadhan promo, a combo set with combinations of nasi lemak Pak Nasser, mineral water, 3 red dates and a butter cake. I've had this nasi lemak a few times already, but never have I gotten a packet with oil all over the sides of the package. I did not ask for a change as I thought I'm a careful eater and won't have any problems, except for some oily fingers. Things turn bad due to turbulence, and I got my favourite shirt stained with the yellow oil. Not only that, the half full 100ml mineral water poured onto my pants, which made me look pretty bad. Then as I was about to unwrap the butter cake, I saw a sticker written as "GUNA SEBELUM 12/09/08". I was surprised. I called the flight attendant and told her about the expiry date. She looked at the sticker, then stared back at me and threw the cake into a rubbish bag. Not only she did not replace the cake but she does not even have the courtesy to apoligize for the error. Serving expired food is a very very huge mistake in the food industry.
I was shocked with the attitude of the flight attendant. She could be on her period, lost her puppy dog or dumped by her bf. It's not the matter of me being cheated of a butter cake (although I have not taken my breakfast, and was so so hungry). What matters is the way she handled the whole situation. I hope the F&B dept of Air Asia make thorough checks on their food daily. And someone please do some checks on their flight attendants. I think the standard and attitude of flight attendants are getting worse by the day.
In the end, it was 2-1. Liverpool top the group. Chelsea will play away at Man City later at night. We'll see wether Robinho made the right choice to move to City instead of Chelsea.
I urge all Chinese to stay united, no matter MCA or DAP supporters, because in a time of crisis now, where the Ismail is fxxking all Chinese in this country, UMNO is not taking any drastic action. So is PKR. So, do u still think Anwar is the saviour? He's a politician. A politician will always be a politician. All politicians are opportunists. In this chaos, Anwar chose to keep quiet, because if he makes noise, he will loose the Malay votes. In fact, I've been waiting for a few weeks already for Anwar to fight for equality, but what is promised by him will never happen.
My friends told me, "let's make a change, if he (Anwar) fails us in 5 years, we change again". How many 5 years do we have? I'm sure everyone agree with me that Anwar is a very very smart chap. Assuming he succeed in 9-16, and assuming that he fails in 5 years, do you think he will allow others to topple him then? There will be more than just ISA, OSA, blah....blah....blah.....
So my friends, wake up! If he is really fighting for equality, he would have stood up and spoken up for the Chinese since 2 weeks ago. Let's not talk about PAS, b'cos if you ask them, they will definitely agree with Ismail.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
After months of talks, Berba finally moves to Man Utd. They paid 30.75 million to Spurs. I bet all parties involved, Fergie, Berba and Spurs are happy that this transfer finally took place. Berba will definitely be a goal poacher because I believe he is very talented, skillful and sharp in front of goal.
The biggest loser of the week? Chelsea. They drew 1-1 with Spurs and failed to lure Robinho to London.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
First game of the season, they drew with Newcastle, after trailing 1-0. Darren Fletcher fired the equaliser to make it 1-1. In the second game against Portsmouth, again Fletcher got the winning goal. On Friday, they lost to Zenit St. Petersburg 2-1 in the Euro Super Cup. It's a clash between last season's Champions' League winner agains UEFA Cup winner. Worse still, skipper Paul Scholes was sent off in the 90th minute for a handball. Looks like they are going to have a tough time ahead, with Ronaldo still out due to injury, and Rooney and Tevez unable to find their form.
Good luck devils!
Friday, August 29, 2008
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Sunday, August 24, 2008
12. Australia's Stephanie Rice is women's best performer, with 3 golds in 400m medley, 200m medley and 4x200 freestyle relay.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
However, CM Lim Guan Eng is fast at responding to this issue, giving his commitment that action will be taken against Mr Tham if his explanation is unsatisfactory. Let's just wait and see.
Last week, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah has decided to give way to his beloved husband Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim to recontest for a by-election at Permatang Pauh. It is a wise move by Anwar, to avoid any gossip that PKR is controlled fully by his family; and also to what has been claimed by Anwar all along, that his wife was at politics by coincidence. The date has been confirmed. Nomination on 16th Aug and polling on 26th Aug. Both supporters has been busy putting up posters and flags. It is said that Permatang Pauh UMNO Division Chief Datuk Abdul Jalil Abdul Majid has been proposed to contest against Dato' Seri Anwar. I think it'll be an easy win for Dato' Seri Anwar.
As I was searching for related news about the by-election, I found the above picture in one of the websites. What a joke! It's real funny...although at this hour, my sleeping housemate will just wake up upon hearing my laughter....I would say the PR supporters are really creative (even during the March 8 election), but putting their talent to waste.
Other happenings this week: among others is the Beijing Olympics on 08.08.08. For the Chinese, the number '8' is an auspicious number. It symbolizes wealth and luck. However, prior to the Olympics, China was hit by a big earthquake at Sichuan costing many many innocent lives. After the incident, all the Chinese community around the world stood together to lend a helping hand to the victims and together, they managed to pull through this difficult time. Let's just hope the opening ceremony goes on peacefully and joyfully as it is rumoured to be in danger of terrorists attacks. Hopefully it stays on as only 'rumour'.
I have a very close friend who will have his R.O.M. on the same date, 08.08.08. I had mine last year 08.08.07, so this year, it'll be my first anniversary. Good luck to you bro Chris and may you and Janice stay a lovely couple forever and ever....
Monday, August 04, 2008
Hundreds of grasshoppers still died of starvation despite the 'More Special Reservations'. Losing significant number of hard working ants and free loading the grasshoppers, Bolehland remained a developing country, despite its abundant natural resources....all because the remaining ANTS were still doing their work.
Latest finding showed that almost all the grasshoppers in the political arena and civil service were hoarding corrupt wealth which they refused to share with fellow grasshoppers causing the poor grasshoppers to retaliate and demand for a REFORM!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
US oil price is now USD136 a barrel and increasing as I type...and my car now needs RM110 to feed every 5 or 6 days.... This is what I don't understand, and I bet many of you out there don't understand either. Our country is an exporter of oil, but we are still forced to pay so much for something that belongs to us. Gov....are you nuts? If we look at the whole scenario carefully, we should be asking ourselves...."are we nuts?".
We Asian countries are producers of food. We catch fishes, plant rice and vege, rear poultry, etc. But in the end, it's the Europeans who are controlling the food price. WTF????
The political situation in Malaysia has gone from bad to worse. Without the 2/3 majority win in the just concluded election, the gov is weak. The opposition is louder by the day. But I don't understand. If you wish to represent the people and speak up for the people, then just do your work as a capable rep, and please show to the people that you are smart. There has been too much nonsense going around. One day, someone says this, and the next day, he says the opposite. If you have evidence to support what you have claimed, just throw it out, and stop wasting everybody's time. Otherwise just shut the Fxxx up....
Let me give you an example. In the Lingam case, an MP claims that he has 4 parts of the recorded conversation in his pc. But he does not have the intention to disclose the other 3 parts. He wants the police to investige this case but he is not being cooperative...causing the smart police to spend so much time and money on investigations. There have been too many trials, but there is no conclusion... yet! All this costs us, Malaysians taxpayers, our hard earned money. After all these years, didn't you learn from past experiences??? The police will just spend more of our money in investigations, and after a long period of time, everyone will walk free. In order to so called 'fight for justice', you have failed us yet again.... by wasting more of our money, when you ask the police to investigate this and that. It will never work, you OLD FOOLS.....
In another case that has been on going for years, the murderer of Altantuya Shariibuu is still unknown. "Some party" claimed that several big shots are involved. They claim so many things, but if they have the evidence, please do not waste any more time. Don't use this as a political game, because if you are really sincere in helping the people, you will not take us as fools and take things on your own hands and expect we stupid citizens to be foolish enough to listen to you, and drag on and on and on......
You are just like any other politicians, who wants to take advantage of the situation, for your own benefits. You are wasting our time listening to news on tv and reading the newspaper. Everyday, there is something new. After a while, it will cool off. It's just part of a politician's game. Sometimes, it looks so real, as if it's better than WWF smackdown, or even than the penalty miss by Christiano Ronaldo and John Terry in the Champions League final.
I bet, there will be more stunning news on the paper tomorrow. Who knows? The guy who claimed that Anwar sodomised him, could just be another puppet used by Anwar himself? Or could he be working for Anwar's political enemy? And where the heck is PI Balasubramaniam now? Holding press conference claiming that he has evidence, the next day MIA. Are we 3 year olds????
Whatever it is, I hope all these hoo-haas stop immediately. If these politicians are really sincere, they have to show that they are working and show to those who have voted for them that they are capable. Don't just dig out something and create a fuss, before understanding the whole thing. If they think they are smart by exposing all that the past gov has done, then they are wrong. For how long can they do that? I'm not saying what some of the MPs have done is wrong, but there are other more important things to do at the moment. Don't feel superior when you are elected, because if the people can put you there, they can also take it away from you. Bear in mind that an MP's no 1 job is to be the representative of the people, to voice out the grievances of the people, not an auditor or agent Fox Mulder who should search for all the ex gov's 'X-files'.
So, buck up all you elected reps....you should be ashamed of yourselves shouting and behaving like small kids on national live tv. Just imagine a 50 yr old father of 3, highly educated, wearing suit, elected rep with the title YB (and some Dato'/Dato' Seri), shouting at one another in Parlimen.
I believe I have twisted a lil bit in my actual intention of this post.
I think every employee in this country, need to be helped! Seriously!
As the petrol and diesel price increase, every other thing increases. A normal employee is being paid the same salary, maybe with an increment of 5% every year(after some review, interviews and grumbling by bosses), maybe...maybe not! From food to accommodation, transport, clothing and everything you can think of, the increase of price is imminent. Now what happens to a non-employee? In other word, an employer. Due to the fact that petrol and diesel has increase, every other thing that he sells or manufacture (take a case study of a shop owner/ product manufacturer) increases too. Petrol/diesel cost could only be a mere 10% of his total production cost, and the 30% increase, will only make the figure an additional of 3% out of 100%. But you see, everything that he manufacture is sold at an increase of 30%. So, when this happens, the rich gets richer. The poor gets poorer. I bet almost 99% of all employees are feeling the pinch terribly, due the petrol price hike lately. Everything falls back to the last user in line, which is the consumer....people like you and me. Food price has increased, but will the food seller go any poorer? The shirt you are wearing, costs more now. Will Padini or Seed go bankrupt? Bus and taxi drivers are complaining, but aren't the fares higher now? So why are the they still complaining? BLR has increased, so do house rents. Anyone of you ever heard of land or house owners complaining? NEVER....In fact, they own more and more properties by the day...
In the end, it's people like us, employees, who make up of 80% of the population in Malaysia, suffering the most. There can be ways to save costs, but what's the point of car pooling, spending lesser, etc.....when you are already much thriftier and choosy than ever on purchasing , and can you share a burger with 2 other colleagues??? Even if we are willing to starve to make ends meet, we can't let our kids and wife starve. Am I right?
So, can anyone help me???? Can you help me????
Pakatan Rakyat, bolehkah engkau membantu kami rakyat Malaysia??? Jangan asyik cakap sahaja, buatlah sesuatu....dan tolong bertindak cepat... jangan berdalih lagi... jangan tunggu dapat award Pelakon Terbaik ok.....
Barisan Nasional, patutkah engkau membuat sebegini rupa pada rakyat jelata??? Kalau marah sebab tak menang 2/3 majoriti, pun janganlah blame kat rakyat....blame lah kat muka muak kamu sendiri....
Thursday, June 19, 2008
As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as 'Euro-English'.
In the first year, 's' will replace the soft 'c'. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard 'c' will be dropped in favour of 'k'. This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan haveone less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekondyear when the troublesome 'ph' will be replaced with 'f'. This willmake words like fotograf 20% shorter.
In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expektedto reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.
Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which havealways ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent 'e' in the languagis disgrasful and it should go away.
By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing 'th'with 'z' and 'w' with 'v'.
During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary 'o' kan be dropd from vordskontaining 'ou' and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi blriten styl.
Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tuunderstand ech oza.. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.
Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted inze forst plas.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the goal scoring with a beautifully placed header at 42nd minute. He rose high above the rest as you can see, with everyone else looking. A good goal.
3 minutes later, lucky Lampart got an equaliser through 2 deflections by Man Utd defence. In the whole game, unlucky Chelsea got 2 efforts hit the post. Man Utd too got several chances saved by Petr Cech.
Didier Drogba showed that he's inferior by slapping Nemanja Vidic, only to be sent off in the dying minutes of extra time. This could well be his last game for the Blues, after speculation of him linked to Inter Milan, AC Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
After a tensed 120 minutes, it was a gamble as both teams were held to 1-1. Both teams selected 5 penalty takers. It was 5-5 and left for John Terry to take the final penalty, which could be the winning kick. JT slipped, and the ball hit the post, yet again. Everone thought it wasn't Chelsea's day. Another penalty kick were to be taken. Giggs stepped up and scored. The final kick was taken by Nicholas Anelka....but his effort was saved by Edwin Van der Saar. It was all but over for Chelsea. The millions spend by Roman Abramovich couldn't bring them any trophy this season. Was it fated? Was it luck? Or was it that the team wasn't good enought? Whose fault was it? John Terry's, for missing the spot kick? Or Drogba's, for slapping Vidic, being sent off and could not take the spot kick, which caused JT to take the final kick? There's no point in pointing fingers now. Guess Roman gotta spend another tens of millions next season to bring in a few more stars.
Man Utd proved to be the best team this season, with C Ronaldo scoring 42 goals this season. The question is, can he do the same next season? Let's wait and see....meanwhile, congratulations to MU for a superb season...