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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Blogspot/Blogger comment notification via email

 

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I have figured out about this. Now, Blogger/Blogspot won’t allow any other email like before. You have to put Gmail if you want an email notification for your comment. So, it will be easier for you.

How to do it?

  1. You need to get a Gmail email account.
  2. Go to Blogger/Blogspot dashboard.
  3. Choose Setting.
  4. Choose Comment.
  5. At the bottom, there is a box to fill in your email. Use Gmail email.
  6. Hit Save Setting button.

Done.

All the best guys.

Sherlock Holmes

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Ah! I bet you, peeps, know about Sherlock Holmes. Or at least, when people ask you “Who is Sherlock Holmes?”, you could answer straight away with confidence. Er, right?

If you don’t know who he is or not even know that if we mention his name; it means investigation, then you are so ignorant.

Here is the plot (source: WIkipedia):

In 1891 London, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) Dr. John Watson (Jude Law) race to prevent a human sacrifice ritual conducted by Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong). Holmes and Watson stop the sacrifice just in time and neutralize Lord Blackwood, after which the police, led by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), arrive and arrest him.

Blackwood's hanging occurs three months later, during which Holmes has become bored without a new case. Watson prepares to leave 221B Baker Street to establish his own business, and he intends to marry Mary Morstan (Kelly Reilly). Blackwood requests Holmes' presence on the day of his execution. Holmes finds that Blackwood has seemingly mystic powers, causing one guard to be struck with a seizure and scaring the other guards and prisoners, while having written numerous occult symbols on his prison cell. Blackwood promises to Holmes that there will be three more deaths after his execution that will change the very nature of their world and that there is nothing Holmes can do about it. Later, Blackwood is executed by hanging, declared dead by Watson himself.

Holmes is re-acquainted with Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), the only person who has managed to outwit him. She offers him a sum of money to pursue a case of a missing red-haired midget by the name of Reardon. Holmes disguises himself as a vagrant and trails Adler to a coach, within which sits a man whose face is not seen but who has a wrist mounted pistol which he uses to threaten the disguised Holmes. Three days after Blackwood's execution, his tomb is found shattered, from the inside out. A witness reports Blackwood leaving the tomb. The police open Blackwood's coffin and find the corpse of the man Adler had asked Holmes to find inside. Holmes and Watson discover a pocketwatch on the body and trace it to the midget's home, where they discover a workshop containing various chemical experiments. They escape from two arsonists and a French giant who were sent to destroy the evidence but end up being imprisoned for the unintentional property damage. Watson is soon bailed out by Ms. Morstan. Holmes is later bailed out and brought before the Temple of the Four Orders, an occult-dabbling secret society, who reveal that Blackwood was once part of their order. They ask Holmes to stop Blackwood, Holmes declines the case. While Holmes and Watson investigate, Blackwood kills the two senior members of the Order and takes control of its remaining members, outlining plans to retake the United States of America, weakened after its civil war. Blackwell gives orders to the Home Secretary, a member of the Order, for Holmes' arrest.

From traces on the corpse of the attempted arsonist, Holmes and Watson find their way to a factory slaughterhouse, including a bigger workshop. Blackwood taunts them and escapes but Holmes and Waston make a daring rescue of Adler, who has been trapped and hung on the conveyor belt about to be roasted and sliced like a pig. Watson chases after Blackwood but is caught by a tripwire, setting off an explosion; Watson is able to warn Holmes and Alder to safety but is badly injured himself in the explosion. Holmes, escaping from the law, uses clues found from the murders of the Order members to discover that Blackwood's murders are tied to the constituent animal elements—man, lion, eagle, and ox—of the sphinx, and that his last target is the English Parliament, the "lion". Holmes allows himself to be captured and taken by Lestrade, who he has convinced to act the part of a villain, to the Home Secretary. The Home Secretary inadvertently gives Holmes the clues he needs to reveal Blackwood's plans for the attack on the British parliament. Holmes escapes, diving in to the river Thames, rescued by a waiting boat.
The film's climax takes place on the unfinished Tower Bridge.

Holmes, Watson, and Adler sneak into a tunnel below Parliament and find a machine, based on the experiments of the red-haired midget, set to release a cyanide derivative into the Parliament chambers triggered by a remote signal, killing all the Lords except those Blackwood had secretly given the antidote. Fighting off Blackwood's men, the three manage to dislodge cylinders containing the cyanide chemical; Adler takes the cylinders and races though the sewers to the top of the unfinished Tower Bridge[5] followed by Holmes and Blackwood, aware his mechanism has failed. Blackwood eventually knocks Adler off onto a lower platform, but Holmes tricks Blackwood into becoming entangled in the ropes and chains; Holmes explains all of Blackwood's seemingly mystic powers as simple application of science. Holmes intends for Blackwood to stand trial but, tangled in ropes, Blackwood falls and is hanged by the chains. Holmes handcuffs Ms. Adler and insists she explain her motives in becoming involved with the case. She explains that the mysterious caped man in the carriage is one Professor Moriarty. Adler warns Holmes that Moriarty "is just as brilliant as he is, and infinitely more devious". Holmes drops the key to the cuffs in Adler's bosom and leaves her, returning to Watson to explain how Blackwood managed to fake his death in the interest of his reputation. The police then enter informing Holmes of a murder of one of their own officers. Holmes learns that Moriarty is behind the murder and that he allowed Holmes to battle Blackwood as a distraction to steal an important remote control component of the machine. The film ends with Holmes accepting the case.

Plot end.

I’d rate this movie 5/5 even though my friend said it was boring, and even fell asleep.

Avatar

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Maybe I have no right to write a review about it. I was late, for a reason. Started from woke up late, everything went late as well. My dear was late to wet market and nothing much left, especially prawns and squids. Then dear drove to Sunshine Square, didn’t want to miss anything good for the fried rice ingredients. Then, we rushed to the kitchen.

Ok, enough folks about why I was late.

When I went in, Jake Sully was struggling to survive from a big animal (dinosaur if you ask me). At first, I was so curious about a human which looks like monkey with flat nose and a tail. Plus, they were blue.

After a while, I understand exactly what was the movie about.

Here is the plot (source: Wikipedia):

In 2154, the RDA corporation is mining Pandora, a lush, Earth-like moon of the planet Polyphemus, in the Alpha Centauri system.[16] Parker Selfridge (Giovanni Ribisi), the administrator, employs former marines as mercenaries to provide security. The humans aim to exploit Pandora’s reserves of a valuable mineral called unobtanium.

Pandora is inhabited by the Na’vi, a paleolithic species of sapient humanoids with feline characteristics.[17] Physically stronger and taller than humans, the indigenes have sparkling blue skin and live in harmony with Nature, worshipping a mother goddess called Eywa.

Humans cannot breathe Pandora’s atmosphere. In order to move about Pandora, human scientists have created human-Na’vi hybrids called avatars, which are controlled by genetically matched human operators. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paraplegic former marine, arrives on Pandora to replace his murdered twin brother, an avatar operator. Dr. Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver), the head of the Avatar Program, considers him an inadequate replacement for his brother, relegating him to a bodyguard role.

While Jake escorts Augustine and biologist Norm Spellman (Joel David Moore) on an exploratory mission in their avatar forms, the group is attacked by a large predator, and Jake becomes separated and lost. Attempting to survive the night in Pandora’s dangerous jungles, he is rescued by Neytiri (Zoë Saldaña), a female Na'vi. Neytiri brings Jake back to Hometree, which is inhabited by Neytiri’s clan, the Omaticaya. Mo'at, (C. C. H. Pounder), the Na'vi shaman and Neytiri's mother, instructs her to teach him their ways.

Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang), leader of the security forces, promises Jake his "real legs" back in exchange for intelligence about the natives and what it will take to make them abandon Hometree, which rests above a large deposit of unobtanium.

Over three months, Jake grows close to Neytiri and the Omaticaya and begins to prefer the life he lives through the avatar. Jake's attachment erodes his loyalty toward the humans, and when he is initiated into the Omaticaya, he and Neytiri choose each other as mates. Jake's change of loyalty is revealed when he disables a bulldozer's cameras as it destroys the tribe's sacred Tree of Voices. Col. Quaritch disconnects Jake from his avatar and presents Selfridge and Augustine with a vlog in which Jake admits that his mission is fruitless; the humans have nothing the Omaticaya desire, and the latter will never abandon Hometree. Selfridge is convinced that negotiations will fail and orders Hometree's destruction.

Augustine argues that the destruction of Hometree could affect the vast bio-botanical neural network that all Pandoran organisms are connected to, and Selfridge gives Jake one hour to convince the Na’vi to leave Hometree. When he reveals his mission to the Omaticaya, Neytiri accuses him of betraying them, which results in Jake and Augustine's imprisonment. Jake’s time runs out and Quaritch’s forces destroy Hometree, killing Eytucan (Wes Studi), Neytiri's father and clan chief, and many others. Jake and Augustine are disconnected from their avatars and detained for treason along with Norm. Trudy Chacon (Michelle Rodriguez), a security force pilot who is disgusted by the violence, breaks them out but Augustine is wounded by Quaritch. With Augustine dying, Jake turns to the Omaticaya for help. To regain their trust, he tames the Toruk, an immensely powerful flying beast that only five Na'vi have ever tamed. Jake flies to the Omaticaya, who have gathered at the sacred Tree of Souls, and pleads with Mo'at to heal Augustine. They attempt to transplant her soul into her avatar, but her injuries are too severe.

With the assistance of Neytiri and Tsu'Tey (Laz Alonso), the new leader of the Omaticaya, Jake assembles thousands of Na'vi from other clans. Jake prays to Eywa to intercede on behalf of the Na'vi in the coming battle. Quaritch, seeing the Na'vi's growing strength, orders a preemptive strike on the Tree of Souls; as it is the center of Na'vi religion and culture, its destruction would leave the Na'vi too demoralized to continue resisting.

As the humans attack, the Na'vi fight back but suffer heavy casualties, among them Tsu'Tey and Trudy. As the Na'vi are on the verge of defeat, the Pandoran wildlife suddenly attacks the humans, overwhelming them. Neytiri interprets this as Eywa answering Jake's prayer.

Jake destroys the bomber before it can reach the Tree of Souls. Quaritch escapes in an AMP (Amplified Mobility Platform) suit, finds the avatar interface pod where Jake's human body is located and attacks it, exposing Jake to Pandora's atmosphere. Neytiri kills Quaritch and saves Jake, seeing his human form. With the attack repelled, Jake and Neytiri reaffirm their love.

The humans are expelled from Pandora, while Jake and his closest co-workers remain. Jake is seen wearing the insignia of the Omaticaya leader. The film ends with Jake's soul being transplanted into his Na'vi avatar.

Plot end.

I would give 5 out of 5 stars for this movie. I could feel it. I’d make the same decision if I was Jake Scully too.

I plan to watch it again in 3D at Gurney Plaza soon.

Storm Warriors

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I watched this movie last week. I planned to watched it earlier but due to my busy schedule and bad comments from my colleagues, I put it on hold. I always go to the cinema 2 days earlier as I want good seats on Wednesday. People are crazy with cheap tickets, nowadays.

This movie is the sequence from Storm Riders, which was a hit few years ago.

I would expect the same storyline and effect for this one too. Better effect, but the storyline is just too weak. In fact, not much magic as I expected too… compared with Storm Riders.

Hate the ending. I won’t allow this post to be the spoiler for you, readers.

I’d rate this movie 3/5 stars.

Seth Clearwater

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If you read Eclipse, you surely know who is Seth Clearwater. Remember the grey wolf fighting together with Edward against Victoria and Riley?

Yoohoo, ring a bell?

Eclipse

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To those who don’t know what is this, it’s a book; a Twilight Saga series. The first book is Twilight, second book is New Moon and now, it’s Eclipse.

My favorite conversation in this book:

Jacob said: “He is like a drug to you, Bella. I see that you can’t live without him now. It’s too late. But I would have been healthier for you. Not a drug; I would have been the air, the sun”

Bella replied: “I used to think of you that way, you know. Like the sun. My personal sun. You balanced out the clouds nicely for me”

Jacob said: “The clouds I can handle. But I can’t fight with an eclipse”

 

It is well said. A heartache, to be exact. I understand exactly Jacob’s feeling, as I had experienced this before. When you think you have tried and done your best, but you know the result in the end. You will keep trying no matter how hopeless, how hard it could be.

The book’s content:

  1. Jacob tried his best to win Bella’s heart.
  2. Edward was very calm and willing to give way to Jacob if that is what Bella wanted.
  3. Bella lived in denial, but admitted that she is in love with both of them.
  4. Victoria died in Edward’s hand.
  5. Riley was used by Victoria but end up defeated to Seth, the 14 year-old wolf (I hate this, as I thought Seth was going to die!)
  6. 18 vampires killed by The Cullen and The Quileute.
  7. Bree who surrendered to The Cullen, which made Carlisle wanted to keep her as family even though Jasper didn’t like it; she was killed by Demetri with Jane’s ordered (I hate this too, how I wish I could simply kill Jane!!!).
  8. There was a newborn hide behind a tree and try to escape but was chased by Leah, who was cocky and stupid to prove that she was as strong as the others. Jacob pushed her away to save her which made him not ready to defend himself and end up the newborn attacked him. Luckily Sam and Paul were fast enough to ripped off that newborn.

It’s almost time for the wedding, and the suspense for the immortality! I’m currently reading Breaking Dawn.

Let’s share your thought.

Merry Christmas!

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Even though it’s late, but better late than never. I would like to wish Merry Christmas to all Malaysians no matter what race or religion you are. Hohoho~

Hang Tuah failed in SPM

Ini Rindu

Oh man, this is oldie but I love it so much! Ayuh menari dong~

Useful and handy information that you probably don't know


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Ants Problem : Ants hate cucumbers. Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole.


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To get pure and clean ice :
Boil water first before freezing.


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To make the mirror shine :
Clean with spirit


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To remove chewing gum from clothes :
Keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour.


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To whiten white clothes :
Soak white clothes in hot water with a slice of lemon for 10 minutes


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To give a shine to hair :
Add one teaspoon of vinegar to hair, then wash hair.


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To get maximum juice out of lemons :
Soak lemons in hot water for one hour, and then juice them.


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To avoid smell of cabbage while cooking :
Keep a piece of bread on the cabbage in the vessel while cooking.


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To rid the smell of fish from your hands :
Wash your hands with a little apple vinegar.


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To avoid tears while cutting onions :
Chew gum.


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To boil potatoes quickly :
Skin one potato from one side only before boiling.


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To boil eggs quickly :
Add salt to the water and boil.



To remove ink from clothes :
Put toothpaste on the ink spots generously and let it dry completely, then wash.


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To skin sweet potatoes quickly :
Soak in cold water immediately after boiling.


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To get rid of mice or rats :
sprinkle black pepper in places where you find mice or rats. They will run away.

Food for Thought

I got this via email. Sorry to those who don’t understand/read Malay but this is a good one to share.

 

Subject: MAK vs PASANGAN


Sesuatu yang baik untuk di renungkan bersama.....
Berilah yang terbaik buat ibu-ibu anda sementara ibu anda masih hidup
   Bila seronok, aku cari.... pasanganku
  -Bila sedih, aku cari..... Mak
  -Bila berjaya, aku ceritakan pada.... pasanganku
  -Bila gagal, aku ceritakan pada... . Mak
  -Bila bahagia, aku peluk erat.... pasanganku
  -Bila berduka, aku peluk erat..... Emakku
  -Bila nak bercuti, aku bawa.... pasanganku
  -Bila sibuk, aku hantar anak ke rumah.... Mak
  -Bila sambut valentine.. Aku bagi hadiah pada pasanganku
  -Bila sambut hari ibu...aku cuma dapat ucapkan "Selamat Hari Ibu"
  -Selalu.. aku ingat pasanganku
  -Selalu.. Mak ingat kat aku
  -Bila-bila.. . aku akan talipon pasanganku
  -Entah bila... aku nak talipon Mak
  -Selalu...aku belikan hadiah untuk pasanganku
  -Entah bila... aku nak belikan hadiah untuk Emak
  -Renungkan:
  -"Kalau kau sudah habis belajar dan berkerja...
  -bolehkah kau kirim wang untuk Mak ?
  - Mak bukan nak banyak... lima puluh ringgit sebulan pun cukuplah".
  -Berderai air mata jika kita mendengarnya. .......
  -Tapi kalau Mak sudah tiada........ ...
  - MAKKKKK...RINDU MAK.... RINDU SANGAT....
  -Berapa ramai yang sanggup menyuapkan ibunya....
  -berapa ramai yang sanggup mencuci muntah ibunya... ..
  -berapa ramai yang sanggup. mengantikan lampin ibunya.....
  -berapa ramai yang sanggup..... membersihkan najis ibunya....... .
  -berapa ramai yang sanggup..... ... membuang ulat dan membersihkan luka kudis ibunya....
  -berapa ramai yang sanggup berhenti kerja untuk menjaga ibunya.....
  -Dan akhir sekali berapa ramai yang sembahyang JENAZAH ibunya......

 

Note: *Speechless*

Sayonara intensive, sayonara PB

At last, I’m done with my intensive course and Peperiksaan Berterusan (PB) which had caused massive headache and morning sickness. Kidding with the morning sickness part *grin*.

Good thing about this course and exam is I can take 3 weeks off from work. You can imagine how sucks my work is when I prefer 8 subjects (microeconomics, macroeconomics, accounting, computer literature & distance education, business communication, english, commercial law and civilization) to accompany me instead of boring job task in the office. The work is a piece of cake, as easy as ABC or whatever you want to call it, but the environment is very stressful. Working with snails.

So, today is my last paper for PB. Business Communication which most of us thought it is the second easy subject to score, but we were so wrong. It was the hardest among them. I can’t be sure I can pass this subject! Imagine that. So, folks, please pray hard ya. I need good results for my PB, so that I can get good grades overall; it’s including final which is in April 2010.

 

051220094315 This picture was taken when we were doing discussion regarding our English presentation.

 

Thank you to my super hardworking and helpful group. They are my savior, my spirit and my wings. To keep me focus and discipline. I don’t think I can do good in exam or assignments without them *wink*

 

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In the class, Microeconomics; the same night I met my form 3 secondary schoolmate.

 

Thank you to the lecturers that had been helping us day and night. Open door rule really help during this intensive, in fact some other time too. Just that we work and study at the same time. Big burden even though some claim it’s our choice to bear the burden. I hope that the lecturer won’t be too strict marking our paper. Keep my finger crossed.

Thank you to my family members who with patience, treat me good during these three weeks, served me good foods, bought me foods, even left me in peace for studying in my oven-like room.

Last but not least, thank you to Nudge who had helped me a lot during my stressful weeks, gave me support, gave me transport, cooked for me and even stayed up late together with me. I won’t forget that, and it gives me great strength. You know what? If I can make it in 4 years time, not more, it’s because of your support.

I’m going to miss this moment for sure.

Right now, I’m editing two Business Law assignments that need to be submitted on 22nd. After that, I can finish Eclipse! Hooray!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Let’s move!

Let’s open new chapter in blogosphere. I'll be moving to wordpress.

Click here: Books Gila

To Blogger aka Blogspot, sayonara!

Blogger aka Blogspot, you sucks!

you deserve it!

how could you simply change like that? i want to login with my old email, not with gmail!

…and now, there is no notification in my yahoo email when people comment? you sucks!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

500 miles

 

Peace of mind.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Penang's FDI free fall due to poor leadership

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's recent admission of turning down of an FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) worth US$3 billion due to his inability to guarantee the prospective investor 1,000 engineers is a shocking case of poor decision-making and incompetence that unfortunately has become the hallmark of the DAP-led Penang state government in the last 18 months.

In all my more than two decades of working experience in the high-tech manufacturing industry around the world, I have never seen a single instance where a state or country turned down a US$3 billion high-tech investment for such a reason.

Any other country or state would have spared no effort to fulfill the investor's every need and requirement in order to secure an investment of such importance and magnitude. What is even more alarming is the chief minister's lack of knowledge of the industry as well as the capabilities and resources available within his own state.

It is hard to comprehend how Guan Eng can allow such a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to slip away as he had numerous options to find the required number of engineers. It is inexcusable that the CM is ignorant of the fact that Penang-based companies like Intel, Altera, Renesas, AMD, Spansion, Osram, Bosch, Lumiled, Agilent, Motorola and many others employ tens of thousands of engineers. In fact, many of these companies have made Penang as their global Research and Development (R & D) centres.

Firstly, local and foreign universities produce Electrical and Electronics (E & E) engineers by the thousands. Secondly, several thousand Penang (and Malaysian) engineers work overseas in countries like Singapore, Taiwan and the US. Many of these engineers would jump at the chance to return home and contribute to the national development and be nearer to their families and friends.

Thirdly, Guan Eng could have followed the example of some high-tech companies (for example, Siltera, Infineon, etc) by recruiting highly specialised engineers from foreign countries as an interim measure until local replacements could be found. A more competent CM would have been aware that countries such as the Philippines and India produce and export English-educated engineers who could be hired in large quantities and at an affordable cost.

Another source of technical resource are retired Japanese engineers, whom the Korean firms have used in the past with stunning effect to bridge the technological gap with their more advanced rivals in high-tech industries.

Fourthly, Guan Eng could have approached the Human Resources Ministry, public and private universities, professional bodies or even other Pakatan Rakyat-ruled states for their assistance in acquiring the necessary engineering resources.

Unfortunately, the Penang CM undertook none of the above-mentioned actions and instead he chose to go the press and lament about the loss and as usual tried to shift the blame onto his political nemeses.

Despite alleged shortcomings, the previous administration under Koh Tsu Khoon did a remarkable job in attracting high-tech FDI, transforming the state from a low-cost assembly center to a high-tech, high value-added design and manufacturing hub.

Tragically, instead of building upon the excellent foundation laid down by his predecessor, Lim Guan Eng appears to have done irreparable damage to the competitiveness of the state by poor decision-making and mismanagement in the last 18 months.

Guan Eng has been lucky that Koh's good work has resulted in a record-breaking RM10.2 billion in FDI for the year 2008. However, as I had correctly predicted, FDI for 2009 had dried up and the result for 2010 likely be gloomier still. Other states like Johor, Perak, Sarawak and even Selangor have done far better and left Penang way behind.

Guan Eng is without doubt the state leader who had made the most number of foreign visits to solicit for FDI. Sadly, he also holds the unwanted distinction of being the least productive as well. For none of these trips seems to have produced any result as we have yet to see a single significant FDI project won solely through the efforts of the new CM.

The reason is not hard to fathom - the state agencies entrusted to bring in FDI are filled with political appointees with little experience or capabilities. Most of these officials seem to be more preoccupied with politics than investment-related tasks.

In the past Guan Eng and DAP had often bitterly complained about the 'brain drain' of Malaysian professionals and skilled workers to other countries due to the lack of opportunities at home. However, in this case, Lim and his DAP themselves are guilty of contributing to the 'brain drain' by squandering such a golden opportunity.

source: malaysiakini

note: while i was seeking info for my computer literature, i saw this. brainy out there, come and give me some figures or fact that can support or against this post ;)

Thursday, December 03, 2009

new moon, awesome in cinema!

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ah… uh… ah… yep i make it sounds like i’m having ejaculation. climax to be exact after watching new moon. you should know by now how crazy i am over this. who can believe now, i’m one of the big fan? i never watch twilight, until i read the book. i always have this problem whenever i know there is a book before a movie. i will end up i won’t watch it even i know people are talking about it while it is showing. another movie that i haven’t watched when it was in cinema – inkheart. i knew it has series. maybe i will find a time to squeeze, so that i can read the books, then watch. perhaps, just dvd. i don’t know :)

i’d lie to you if i say i never watch any movie before i read the book before. take example, potter, lotr and eragon. i never read them. potter is way too many sequence, which i decide only to watch rather than read it from the beginning. lotr, i’ve watched all of ‘em. what’s the good reason to  read about it when you already know the ending? hmm, i still to buy 3 books of eragon sequence as i saw brisingr still in the hot list in borders and mph. double hmm.

ah, too much of an introduction this time :) ok, let’s cut the crap and talk about the title of this post.

i went to watch new moon with nadia and keith. me and nadia, read the book, nadia has done all 4 books, which only 3rd book i’m currently reading. don’t blame me for read it slow, blame the time :P

i wonder why meyer book is getting thicker? twilight is easy to finish. but these 2 last books, damn thick.

i think for those who didn’t read the book, you guys must have difficulty to understand why this or why that. maybe its easier a bit to those who had watched the twilight. still many of my friends complaint that new moon has too many dialogues. too many eh?

for me, they cut it a lot. what’s wrong with french kiss? damn. not only that part, to those who read the book must wonder where did they got some parts which was not in the book such as:

  1. bella rode bike with stranger? which suppose she was crossing the road and stop in the middle coz of the voice.
  2. suppose she could see the image of edward? or just hearing the voice?
  3. jake suppose to be bulkier?
  4. did jake explode in front of his house when he fought paul?
  5. alice couldn’t tell edward was going to kill himself until bella and jake told her that edward was on the phone. but why she could tell in the movie?
  6. er, they were suppose to watch horror movie right? i mean, bella, jake and mike?

… and the list goes on :)

overall, i like it. ah, don’t blame me for posting this. it’s not a spoiler at all :)

what do you think about storm warrior? i know it’s ridiculous for those comic haters :P

lemon tree

Tender

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Run This Town



Feel it coming in the air
Hear the screams from everywhere
I’m addicted to the the thrill (I'm Ready)
It’s a dangerous love affair (C'mon)
Can’t be scaring nickels down
Got a problem, tell me now
Only thing that’s on my mind
Is who gonna run this town tonight
Is who gonna run this town tonight
We gonna run this town

Jay-Z

We are, yeah, I said it, we are
This is Roc Nation, pledge your allegiance
Get y’all fatigues on, all black everything
Black cards, black cars, all black everything
And our girls are blackbirds, riding with they Dillingers
I get more in-depth if you boys really real enough
This is La Familia, I’ll explain later
But for now, let me get back to this paper
I’m a couple bands down and I’m tryna get back
I gave Doug a grip, I lost a flip for five stacks
Yeah, I’m talking five comma six zeroes dot zero ?
Back to running circles ’round niggas, now we squared up
Hold up

Rihanna

Life’s a game but it’s not fair
I break the rules so I don’t care
So I keep doing my own thing
Walking tall against the rain
Victory’s within the mile
Almost there, don’t give up now
Only thing that’s on my mind
Is who gonna run this town tonight

Heeeeeeeeey heeeeeeay

Heeeeeeeeey heeeeeeay

Who gonna run this town tonight?

Jay-Z

We are, yeah, I said it, we are
You can call me Caesar, in a dark Caesar
Please follow the leader, so Eric B we are
Microphone fiend, it’s the return of the God, peace God
And ain’t nobody fresher
I’m in Maison, uh, Martin Margiela
On the table, screaming f@#k the other side, they jealous
We got a bankhead full of broads, they got a table full of fellas
And they ain’t spendin’ no cake
They should throw they hand in, ’cause they ain’t got no spades
My whole team got dough
So my bankhead is lookin’ like Millionaires’ Row

Rihanna

Life’s a game but it’s not fair
I break the rules so I don’t care
So I keep doing my own thing
Walking tall against the rain
Victory’s within the mile
Almost there, don’t give up now
Only thing that’s on my mind
Is who gonna run this town tonight

Heeeeeeeeey heeeeeeay

Heeeeeeeeey heeeeeeay

Who gonna run this town tonight?

Kanye West

It’s crazy how you can go from being Joe Blow
To everybody on your dick, no homo
I bought my whole family whips, no Volvos
Next time I’m in church, please no photos
Police escorts, everybody passports
This the life that everybody ask for
This a fast life, we are on a crash course
What you think I rap for? To push a f@#kin’ Rav 4?
But I know that if I stay stunting
All these girls only gonna want one thing
I could spend my whole life good will hunting
Only good gonna come is it’s good when I’m coming
She got an ass that’ll swallow up her G-string
And up top, uh, two bee stings
And I’m beasting, off the re-sling
And my nigga just made it out the precinct
We give a damn about the drama that you do bring
I’m just tryna change the color on your mood ring
Reebok, baby, you need to try some new things
Have you ever had shoes without shoestrings?
What’s that, Ye? Baby, these heels
Is that a May-what? Baby, these wheels
You trippin’ when you ain’t sippin’, have a refill
You feelin’ like you run it, huh?
Now you know how we feel

Jay-Z

Wha’sup?


Rihanna

Heeeeeeeeey heeeeeeay

Heeeeeeeeey heeeeeeay


Jay-Z

Wha’sup?

Rihanna

Heeeeeeeeey heeeeeeay

Heeeeeeeeey heeeeeeay

Who gonna run this town tonight?

Jay-Z

Wha’sup?

Monday, November 30, 2009

2012

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ah, who said its a lousy movie? over my dead body :P

i mean, its not a bad movie after all. you should wonder why the tickets always sold out and you could only get front seats after a long queue to buy your precious tix. ah…

so, i managed to watch this so called lousy-movie last wed with keith. we both agree that the escaping part is a bit overdo like you’re playing super mario. but for the disasters part, it was so cool. i mean, who can expect malaysia could been attacked by beautiful, white tsunami?

instead of the disasters, there is a message in the movie.

people tend to be selfish when disaster happen.

politicians can use their power to safe their ass instead of helping us civilian, like piece of shit. ah! c’mon, don’t tell me you think they won’t abandon you like the movie. some of ‘em even got their own jet. you? haha perhaps we should practice the super mario escaping part?

only useful people should be saved. er? i think i’m part of it. lol.

overall, i think its an okay movie. nothing to be bragged about, but its not a piece of shit of course. i give thumb up for the effect.

new moon anyone? lalalala…

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Taking Back My Love

Saturday, November 28, 2009

BTN taught me the Chinese are the Jews of Asia

 

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — I am one of the privileged few to have attended a local public university and learned the meaning of hate, thanks to the ever popular Biro Tata Negara.

All undergraduates were forced to attend this programme or else they would not be eligible for graduation.

The BTN under the Prime Minister’s Department brought in “intellectual” speakers who were supposed to enlighten the students about the meaning of being a Malaysian but instead it felt more like a communist propaganda camp brainwashing those attending about the importance of “Ketuanan Melayu”.

The camp would usually take place during the weekends. Students would have to register early in the morning and the programme would last the whole day.

The organisers were always on their guard, asking participants to show their student identification cards each time they entered the hall, fearing the presence of outsiders.

In the hall, students were asked to turn off their mobile phones.

During the lectures, questions were planted among the audience and the students were advised not to ask any other questions.

One speaker began with the history of Malaysia and how much the country had gone through, always emphasising the May 13 riots.

He stressed the point of how much the Malays had sacrificed and how the community should be united especially from outside threat — the Chinese community.

He said that the Chinese community were “the Jews of Asia” and were just itching to take over when Malays were disunited and broken.

The speaker also revealed a greater Chinese conspiracy where the Chinese Malaysians were working together with Singapore to topple the Malay government.

“Do you want to become like the Malays in Singapore?” he asked.

He also went so far as to criticise Malay girls for dating boys from other races.

He added that they should not be cheap and embarrass their families.

Once, a student told the speaker that as Muslims, we should also respect other races who are also Muslims.

“All Muslims are Malays so it does not matter if they are Chinese or Indians. If they are Muslims then they are Malays,” the speaker replied.

This is why I was relieved when I learned that the Selangor government had moved to ban its civil servants, employees of state subsidiaries and students at state-owned education institutions from attending any BTN courses with immediate effect.

However I believe racism in varsities does not end at BTN because classrooms have also become victims of ignorant scholars.

My friend was verbally abused during his sociology class when he did not agree with the points made by his lecturer.

“You must be DKK,” the lecturer told him.

“What is DKK?” he asked.

“You must be darah keturunan keling (descendents of Indians),” the lecturer said, pointing to his dark skin.

My Saudi friend was also shocked by the comments made by his lecturer in his Islamic civilisation class.

“We should save our Orang Asli from the Chinese people. They are like the Palestinians and the Chinese are Israel. We must fight the Jews,” the lecturer told his students.

The lecturer even failed one of his students in his oral exam when he quoted a Western scholar in his presentation.

“You should be ashamed of yourselves. You are a Muslim and should only use Islamic scholars,” he scolded the student.

I was personally saddened when my Islamic law lecturer compared Christianity to Head & Shoulder’s 3 in 1 shampoo in referring to the religion’s Holy Trinity.

I feel that racism has been institutionalised in our country and that BTN is only the tip of the iceberg.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin defended BTN yesterday and claimed that it was not racist but is line with the 1 Malaysia concept.

I have to humbly disagree and would like to suggest maybe the ministers should bring their overseas children home and let them have a taste of what BTN is.

Source: themalaysiainsider

 

Note: You tell me, what benefit we can get from BTN? I already told my boss that I’m not willing to go for this BTN even though it will ruin my reputation at work for disobey the order.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

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I have finished reading Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. I’m still under training for speed reading. I guess I’m doing good now, finish two books in two weeks. You know how thick Meyer’s book can be, right?

Wikipedia is such a great spoiler. When I visited there just to grab picture for the book’s cover, I was astonished that the whole detail about Maximum Ride sequence was there.

Thank you to the book fair in Bayan Baru. I found this book there. I was startled once I saw this book as I remember Max J. Potter is a big fan.

Well, Max, I didn’t know Maximum Ride got sequence! Ah, buying hard cover book at its original price is going to make me broke.

It’s the first book from James Patterson. Different approach and it gives you great heart thumping moment from the beginning until the epilogue.

This book is about a girl name Max who is 14 and lives with the same species Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel. They are special breed. Most of their body parts are human, exactly like us. Just that… er, they have wings.

Max is very protective. Overprotective sometimes. As a leader and eldest in the family she needs to be brave and smart. Spontaneous too.

I’d prefer Fang who is a bit devilish and different from others, black wings. Same like Max, he is very sarcastic. The best thing about him is he’s cool and not talkative most of the time. Sounds like a hero eh?

Each of them has different ability. The unique one would be Angel who can read mind (she reminds me of Edward Cullen, sorry to Twilight haters).

I know that Patterson is a good murder-investigation writer, but it’s hard to believe that he could write something blasphemy like this.

They are sad to know that they are abnormal and they have biological parent. Well, who doesn’t?

The rest of the journey I won’t tell here as I don’t want to be like Wikipedia, spoiler to the book, worse the whole sequence.

What I can tell you my friends, this book is a worth to buy and read. Lucky I still have 17 books to go (exclude Eclipse and Breaking Dawn) and exam is just around the corner.

You won’t believe me that I finished all the books in the toilet!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Blood Donation

Today we had blood donation event at my office. About 50 staff involved and that was exclude people from outside. It really gave me a big smile on my face to see how concern people nowadays.

50 out of 300 staff. Not good enough.

When I asked some of them about why they don’t want to donate, they simply gave me a lot of reasons and excuses.

A: I’m afraid of needle.

B: I’ll faint.

C: I got a lot of diseases.

D: I took medicine yesterday.

… and some other possible excuses that could be applied.

To make the matter worse, our director didn’t allow us to go back 2 hours earlier as usual which made a lot of the staff complaint. Well, I don’t think it is a good idea to cancel at last minute like this. I’m afraid that the amount of donator will decrease next time. Not because going back early is the only reason people want to donate, even though if it is their reason, director should be proud that many of the staff willing to donate. I mean, how many of government companies do this and get as many staff as our company? I’m not bragging anything; just I speak on other people’s behalf which I heard from them after donating.

Who can poke his nose to make this thing clear? Er.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Is it easy to pay summon?

Talking about summon, how many of you have paid your summon lately? I got great experience today when I went out to pay off my car loan and got my grant together with B-letter (that was what the bank teller told me even though it wasn’t B-letter written on that paper).

The traffic jam was good enough for me to get headache. Instead of go for lunch, I decided to settle everything first then I could enjoy the lunch without hustle. The next thing was paying summon.

Any of you pay your summon lately? How was the process? Smooth?

Well, not with my latest experience even though it was not my first time there at Police Station (Headquarters), Petani Road.

Honestly, the first thing, I didn’t like about that police station was the car park for public. There was no car park for public. Unbelievable? Believe it. The weirdest thing, it was the only station that has no car park for public. Even station at rural places like Bayan Lepas and Penanti, Bukit Mertajam got their own car park and very comfy.

Secondly, after I walked for quite a distance in bright-sunny-day, the police at the entrance was very friendly. I asked him where I should go for paying summon and he told me with a smile that I should go to the end of the building. The bright-sunny-day turned cloudy and cooling even though I was still sweating.

It didn’t last long as the counter woman was not as friendly as I thought. As soon as I reached at the counter, I asked her about the process for paying summon. She asked for my summon ticket which I never get before. Then she pointed me to the counter inside the building to check the summon online which I told her I have checked online and I got one summon unpaid and I got a letter from Bukit Aman saying that I’d be blacklisted if I don’t pay as soon as possible. She just ignored me. So, I walked into the building and asked one of the traffic police there who was in charge at the counter there. He told me that I have to go to the front counter. I went to the same counter and talked to the woman again. She said I need to go to counter 3 and the person in charge was out for lunch and I need to come again at 2pm. Nothing I could do rather than frowning and muttering to myself about how angry I was.

I don’t know if the people in charge are insufficient. Even for my company we take turn for lunch if the persons are stationed at the counter, so that we can satisfy all the tax payers that come all the way to pay their tax instead of telling them “Come again at 2pm as the person in charge is out for lunch”.

I really hope this matter can be solved or improved in the future, so that people like me don’t get frustrated and procrastinate.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon, I’m ready!

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Oh Meyer! I’m joining the pack!

Twilight was a bit boring but New Moon was hot. At first when I read New Moon, I was going to think it is just another boring Twilight but I was totally wrong. But when I’ve finished reading it, I became anxious and excited about what is going to happen next.

Twilight was basically about which one were the vampires, the vampire’s diet, why Cullens were not dangerous compared to others, detail about Cullens’ history and the attack of bad vampires on Bella.

New Moon was much better than that. It was more about the treaty between werewolf and vampire. More about Jacob Black rather than Edward Cullen. Bella got crazier than before with gut to do everything that could distract her from thinking about Edward. She did things like jumped off the cliff, rode big bike and even went into the deep forest.

I like the part she met Laurent and met with the werewolf for the first time. How I wish to see those things with my own eyes! I knew it was such a fantasy to read and imagined, but reading this made my brain creative.

I won’t write about the book in detail because it will spill out the suspense before you watch the movie, to those who won’t read the book or prefer to watch rather than smell the nice-odd-smell of the book.

Jacob said he could kill vampire. Edward said he could kill werewolf. It’s making me nervous. Based on Van Helsing, werewolf was way too sturdy.

I’m ready to watch the movie now! I’m as anxious as before, like read Potter, Golden Compass, Lord of The Ring then watch the movie. What else could be cooler than this?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Now it’s Starbucks’s turn?

So, now it’s Starbucks’s turn?

This was what I read on one of my friends Facebook:

Kpd kaki lepak starbucks:Starbucks HARAM Please note that all chocolate, vanilla & coffee drinks at Coffee Bean & Starbuck contains E471 (Emulsifier 471), mono di-glycefideswhich is from animal origin (pork). Raspberry Frap uses cherries that has been dip in alcohol & tiramisu contains RUM. Plz pass this message to our muslim friends.JAKIM 03-88864000 4 more information.tq

This is what I got from the website:

Starbucks Malaysia is certified Halal by JAKIM.

For any matters pertaining to Halal, please write to halalenquiry@starbucks.com.my


Seriously, it’s pathetic and I’m so tired of this!



Wednesday, November 04, 2009

First family of Formula1

Michelle Yeoh is now the first lady of Formula1.

First family of Formula1

Michelle Yeoh is no longer just a former Bond girl, that famous Malaysian actress to hit the big screens in blockbuster movies across the world.

Yeoh reportedly married her fiancé Jean Todt last week, right after the ex-Ferrari boss succeeded the controversial Max Mosley as president of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

The actress proudly showed off her giant wedding ring to pressmen while attending a function in Paris with her man, Malaysia's Nanyang Siang Pau newspaper reported.

The two was engaged in 2005 after first meeting at a promotional event organized by Ferrari in Shanghai.

Congratulations to the new first family of Formula One! Here are pictures of the loving (and incredibly rich) couple, right here on MSN Sports.

 

Source: MSN (more pictures)

 

Note: Money can buy anything.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Oh my God! I have turned purple!

I don’t know how to explain, even to the doctor. I know it sounds weird and ridiculous, some of my friends even claimed it was funny.

It started two days ago when I realized I got purple stain on the tissue paper that I used to wipe my ear after shower. I was a bit shock but I didn’t care much as I was late to work. In fact, very late!

281020094199At work, I usually wash my face and wipe it with tissue few times a day. So, as a routine, I went to the washroom around 10am to wash my face. After rinsed it with water, I used tissue paper to wipe the excess oil off my face. To my great surprise, the purple stain all over the tissue paper. With thousand of questions and curiosity, I showed the tissue paper to my colleagues. What I got was a big laugh from them claimed it was from the stamp pad that I used this morning or the beauty product such as toner or moisturizer. I agreed   with the first one.

In the afternoon before I went out for lunch with my friends, I did the same as earlier. Rinsed face and wiped my face. Not really surprise, the result was still the same.

I went out for lunch at esplanade. It was a very good lunch and good conversation.

I went back to office after lunch and I went straight to the washroom as I hate oily face. Furthermore, my face got pimples lately. I have to really take care of it. It was the same result, purple stain on the tissue paper.

I started to feel panic even though I didn’t show it on my face.

281020094200When I took shower at home, I realized that the purple stain stick on the shower handle. “Damn! This is serious!” that was what I thought. Another thing in my mind was “Am I going to die?” not that I was afraid but to see someone sad really broke my heart into pieces especially when the whisper was soft and tender “I want you forever please don’t leave me…” my whole body became numb. I got watery eyes but lucky the tears were not purple!

The next day I got the same result. Purple, purple and purple! Actually it was not just on my face, but the whole body especially around my knees. My colleagues were really shock and advised me to see doctor as soon as possible or do traditional treatment. One of the colleagues who know a bit about traditional treatment touched me on the shoulder, neck (I was almost choked!) and head. He told me I need to see a stronger shaman who could treat me better because from what he got, someone, a girl did some spell on me. Honestly, even though my aunt got possessed in front of me and the shaman treated her, I still curious about the spell and everything. I never deny that those invisible things exist, just that some of the so called shaman always take advantage. I wonder how some peoples are so obsess with this kind of thing.

Today, I went to see doctor. I brought some tissue papers that I had been using for the past two days and not to forget the pills (flu and phlegm) that been given by my dear. The doc looked at them and without any shock told me it must be from the food or fruit that I ate. I told him that I ate seafood a lot lately. He asked me not to worry so much and gave me cough syrup and antibiotic instead as I have been coughing for 3 weeks.

On my way back from the clinic, mom texted me on cell phone reminded me about the thorny clam that I ate last Sunday. I agreed with her. It must be that thorny clam and lately I ate a lot of seafood! Perhaps, it was iodine?

Now, I have no purple stain anymore on my body and the cough is getting better. So, now I should believe in shaman and the spell? You tell me.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Old Town White Coffee is not halal issue again? Duh!

I got this via email:

Aslmkum…
Saya dan rakan2 sering ke cafe Old Town White Coffee duduk minum dan bincang hal business. Bila melihatkan kemajuan perniagaan mereka ada keinginan utk memulakan perniagaan ala franchise seperti syarikat Old Town White Coffee. Rakan kami telah berhubung dan berjumpa dengan pengusaha Old Town White Coffee untuk mendapatkan peluang franchisee daripada syarikat mereka dengan modal sendiri di rumah kedai yg kami miliki di lokasi strategik.
Alangkah terkejutnya kami ialah jawapan dari pihak pengusaha franchise tersebut adalah “KAMI TIDAK BERI PELUANG INI KEPADA ORANG MELAYU ISLAM UNTUK BERNIAGA”
Walhal yang memenuhkan tempat dan saling berkunjung untuk makam minum di cafe ini rata rata kami lihat adalah orang Melayu Islam kita.
Kita sering dengar kesama-rataan peluang yang di berikan oleh pihak kerajaan dan sering di tuntut hak mereka oleh bangsa Cina di Malaysia.
Dari apa yang kami alami dapat di buat kesimpulan bahawa apa yang bangsa asing pentingkan adalah perniagaan mereka dan monopoli bidang dan menidakan peluang kepada orang Melayu Islam tetapi menuntut hak sama dan membuat untung dari orang Melayu.
Lihat lah pekerja mereka semuanya pekerja asing dari Myanmar yang bukan Islam dan tiada pekerja bangsa Melayu Islam di Old Town White Coffee.
Nasihat kami wahai orang Melayu Islam dan kami sendiri hindarilah dari berkunjung ke Old Town White Coffee kerana mereka bukan memikirkan kejayaan sama bangsa Malaysia tetepi mereka Anti Islam. Fikir-fikir lah..Salam
WHITE COFFEE Oldtown Kopitiam ‘WCOK’ telah beroperasi bermula sekitar tahun 1999. Dimana diawal penubuhan status HALAL sebenarnya telah diragui lagi.
Beberapa produk yang harus diragui STATUS HALAL & dikenalpasti HARAMnya ialah:-
Nissin Noodles (Mee Segera Nissin Noodles) yang diimport dari Hong Kong (tertulis dipaket bungkusan)
Daging Salai yang digunakan pada hidangan Sandwish & Nissin Noodles juga diragui status halalnya. Ini kerana pada waktu awal penubuhan White Coffee Oldtown Kopitiam 1999 tiada dipasaran Malaysia yang menjual Daging Salai HALAL. Perkara ini anda boleh rujuk kepada para penyelidik, pensyarah & pelajar di Fakulti/ Jabatan Perhotelan @ F&B / Food & Beverages
Minyak yang digunakan didalam penyediaan menu ‘Ipoh Ho Fun @ Ipoh Kuew Teaw Sup’. Minyak tersebut dihasilkan sendiri oleh WCOK dan tidak terdapat dipasaran. Hanya diberitahu ianya minyak udang.. Tetapi adakah ianya benar & tiada campuran lain?
Herbal Jelly adalah produk yang diimport daripada China. Diberitakan, antara isi kandungannya adalah kulit kura-kura. Khasiatnya dikatakan dapat memanaskan anggota dalaman badan (persoalannya – bolehkan UMAT ISLAM makan yang terhasil daripada KURA-KURA)
Apa yang membuatkan UMAT ISLAM diMalaysia TERPEDAYA dengan status HALALnya ialah salinan sijil HALAL yang dikeluarkan oleh JABATAN AGAMA ISLAM PERAK @ ‘JAIPK’ pada beberapa produknya dijaja dengan mengatakan JAIPK akan memberi STATUS HALAL pada semua produknya yang sehiingga kini (dari awal penubuhnnya- dekat 10tahun dah) masih lagi tidak diperoleh Sila layari laman Web WCOK. Hanya sijil halal bagi beberapa produk yang disahkan oleh JAIPK yang dijajanya. Berbagai anugerah telah diperolehi, namun STATUS HALAL BAGI RESTORENNYA masih lagi TIDAK BERJAYA DIPEROLEHI. KENAPA & MENGAPA? Maka itulah umat islam dinegara ini terpedaya dengan helah apabila nama JAIPK digunakan.
Selain daripada penyalahgunaan Sijil Halal yang dikeluarkan oleh JAIPK umat islam juga terpedaya dengan paparan pekerja islam yang diambil bekerja. Dimana dengan mengatakan yakni makanan yang dihidangkan adalah halal, maka pekerja-pekerja islam ini telah terpedaya untuk berkerja seterusnya menjadi penipuan yang tidak diketahui mengenai status halal makanan direstoren tersebut. Bagi pengunjung-pengunju ng, apabila melihat Sijil HALAL yang dipaparkan (yang dikeluarkan oleh JAIPK bg sesetengah produk sahaja & bukan yang dikeluarkan oleh JAKIM yakni pengesahan makanan yang dihidangkan oleh restoren terbabit adalah HALAL semuanya) serta pekerja-pekerja islam (yang tidak mengetahui akan Status Non-HALAL yang dihidangkan. Siap pakai tudung lagi) maka dengan mudahnya mereka memasuki dan menjamahnya.
Seperti apa yang berlaku di KULIM, KEDAH bagi Kopitiam PAK’HAINAN (juga ‘TIDAK HALAL’). Sungguh menyedihkan apabila pengurus restoren beragama Islam dan berbangsa Melayu tidak mengendahkan & mengetahui status HALAL bagi makanan yang dihidangkan. Papan tanda diluar restoren juga sungguh besar menunjukkan pekerja islamnya memakai tudung menghidangkan makanan..
Begitu juga yang berlaku di TESCO Seberang Jaya, Perai pula Kopitiam WHITE HOUSE (juga ‘TIDAK HALAL’) selain menghidangkan `noodles @ mee’ yang TIDAK HALAL dan beberapa menu lagi yang tidak diketahui Status HALAL HARAMnya, mereka juga dengan selamba & tampa rasa bersalah mengunakan LOGO HALAL JAKIM tampa kelulusan. Apabila ditanya, mereka menjawab produk mereka semuanya HALAL. Dan apa buktinya bagi Noodles @ Mee Import yang dihidangkan dan beberapa produk lain, tidak tahu jawapannnya.
Di TESCO Kajang pada tahun 2006, WHITE COFFEE Oldtown Kopitiam telah menghidangkan `noodles @ Meenya’ yang antara isi kandungannya terdapat ‘LUNCHEON MEAT’. Aduan telah dibuat, namun tiada tindakan daripada pejabat Agama diambil bagi men`yamak’ restoren terbabit.
Perkara ini telah disahkan oleh perkerja Islam White Coffee Oldtown Kopitiam (kini telah berhenti apabila mengetahui perkara ini) selain daripada pekerja pihak pengurusan berbangsa Cina (juga telah berhenti apabila menghadapi tekanan daripada pelanggan mengenai Status HALAL JAKIM).
Selain itu, walaupun WCOK telah membuka sehingga melebihi 100 cawangan dari tahun 1999-2008 diseluruh negara yakni dari utara hingga ke selatan namun STATUS HALALnya masih lagi tidak diperolehi. Dalam masa 10tahun, 100 cawangan telah berjaya dibuka dengan menghidangkan kepada UMAT ISLAM MALAYSIA makanan yang HARAM. Dan sungguh menyedihkan apabila pihak JAKIM selaku pihak Jabatan Agama yang bertanggungjawab dinegara ini mengambil sikap berdiam diri. Adakah seseorang dijabatan ini telah disogok agar tiada isu dibangkitkan & tindakan diambil walaupun sebenarnya telah ada aduan yang dibuat..
Apakah pihak di JAKIM hanya melihat kepentingan yang akan diperolehi dengan tindakan ini tetapi tidak PERHINTUNGAN di PADANG MASYAR nanti? Apakah perlu adanya aduan baru ada tindakan? Sedangkan pihak JAKIM telah melihat begitu ramai umat islam menjamah makanan di `WHITE COFFEE OLDTOWN KOPITIAM’ yang ‘TIADASTATUS HALAL’ dan kini terbukti ‘TIDAK HALAL’ nya. Adakah tiada pemantauan dan tindakan bagi pihak yang `TIDAK MENDAPAT KEBENARAN/ KELULUSAN’ JAIKIM menjugakan LOGO HALAL JAKIM?
Hanya beberapa Kopitiam sahaja yang prihatin & dilihat telah mendapat `PENGESAHAN SIJIL HALAL JAKIM’ walaupun baru setahun jagung dibuka. Seperti SWENZ KOPITIAM & KAPITAN KOPITIAM. Dimana melalui produk menunya didapati sememang tiada makanan yang diimport dari TAIWAN, HONG KONG & JEPUN yang kebanyakkannya tidak HALAL. Mengapa restoren ini boleh mendapat Status HALAL JAKIM & terdapat sesetengahnya TIADA HALAL JAKIM.
DIPERAK SIJIL HALAL UNTUK MINUMAN SAJA DI RANGKAIAN
KOPITIAM INI
Jawapannya MUDAH, ini kerana sesetengah hidangan makanan yang dihidangkan di Rangkaian Kopitiam seperti:-
1. WHITE COFFEE OLDTOWN Kopitam,
2. NEWTOWN Kopitam
3. WHITE HOUSE Kopitam
4. PAK HAINAN Kopitiam
5. JOM BALI Kopitiam
adalah ‘TIDAK HALAL’.

Done.

These are what I think:

  1. Is this a true story? If yes, why the writer didn’t write a complain letter to the local newspaper which can help others instead of sending email and hoping that this email will be the longest chain mail ever?
  2. If it’s not halal as stated, why apply for franchise? Now blame the authority? Weirdo.

To me it’s simple. Those franchises or products that got halal logo on them, it will never be a problem to me. I got a pretty similar email before which claimed that Colgate and Kentucky Fried Chicken were not halal. Colgate -- because it’s content. Kentucky Fried Chicken -- because of the curiosity whether the slaughtering process has been done in proper religion way.

One of the ustazs (clerics) answered – leave those things to the authority as when you probe too much about it; you can’t eat or use the product at all. So, why don’t you leave that to the authority and do your things instead of being nosy and ustaz wanna be?

Some peoples have too much free time but never use it for some benefits.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Twilight

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I took so long to finish Twilight as I was busy with assignments, quizzes, love life, badminton and work. Yes I know I always apply if there is a will, there is a way in my daily life but sometimes it’s just hard to squeeze the time to fulfill our interest.

Now, I’m reading New Moon and can’t wait to watch the movie in cinema!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I, We miss you!

Four years ago, an accident took my beloved wife away and very often I wonder, how does my wife, feel right now? She must be feeling extremely sad for leaving a husband who is incapable to taking care of the house and the kid 'cos that is the exact feeling that I have, as I feel that I have failed to provide for the physical and emotional needs of my child, and failed to be the dad and mum for my child.

There was one particular day, when I had an emergency at work. Hence, I had to leave home whilst my child was still sleeping. So thinking that there was still rice leftover, I hastily cooked an egg and left after informing my sleepy child.

With the double roles, I am often exhausted at work as well as when I am home. So after a long day, I came home, totally drained of all energy. So with just a brief hug and kiss for my child, I went straight into the room, skipping dinner. However, when I jumped into my bed with intention of just having a well-deserved sleep, all I heard and felt was broken porcelain and warm liquid! I flipped open my blanket, and there lies the source of the 'problem'... a broken bowl with instant noodles and a mess on the bed sheet and blanket! Boy was I mad! I was so furious that I took a clothes hanger, charged straight at my child who was happily playing with his toy, and give him a good spanking! He merely cried but not asking for mercy, except a short explanation: "Dad, I was hungry and there wasn't anymore leftover rice. But you were not back yet; hence I wanted to cook some instant noodles. But I remembered you reminding me not to touch or use the gas stove without any adults around, hence I turned on the shower and used the hot water from the bathroom to cook the noodles. One is for you and the other is for me. However, I was afraid that the noodles will turn cold, so I hid it under the blanket to keep it warm till you return. But I forgot to remind you 'cos I was playing with my toys...I am sorry Dad..."

At that moment, tears were starting to run down my cheeks...but I didn't want my son to see his dad crying so I dashed into the bathroom and cried with the shower head on to mask my cries. After that episode, I went towards my son to give him a tight hug and applied medication on him, while coaxing him to sleep. Then, it was time to clear up the mess on the bed. When everything was done and well past midnight, I passed my son's room, and saw that he was still crying, not from the pain on his little buttock, but from looking at the photograph of his beloved mummy.

A year has passed since the episode; I have tried, in this period, to focus on giving him both the love of his dad and mum, and to attend to most of his needs. And soon, he is turning seven, and will be graduating from kindergarten. Fortunately, the incident did not leave a lasting impression on his childhood memories and he is still happily growing up.

However, not so long ago, I hit my boy again, with much regret. This time, his kindergarten teacher called, informing me of my son's absence from school. I took off early from work and went home, expecting him to explain. But he wasn't to be found, so I went around our house, calling out his name and eventually found him outside a stationery shop, happily playing computer games. I was fuming, brought him home and whack the hell out of him. He did not retaliate, except to say, 'I am sorry, Dad'. But after much probing, I realized that it was a 'Talent Show' organized by his school and the invite is for every student's mummy. And that was the reason for his absence as he has no mummy.....

Few days after the caning, my son came home to tell me, the kindergarten has recently taught him how to read and write. Since then, he has kept to himself and stayed in his room to practice his writing, which I am sure, would make my wife proud, if she was still around 'cos he makes me proud too!

Time passes by very quickly, and soon another year has passed. It's winter, and its Christmas time. Everywhere the Christmas spirit is in every passer-by...Christmas carols and frantic shoppers....but alas, my son got into another trouble. When I was about to knock off from the day's work, the post office called. Due to the peak season, the postmaster was also on an edgy mood. He called to tell me that my son has attempted to post several letters with no addressee. Although I did make a promise never to hit my son again, I couldn't help but to hit him as I feel that this child of mine is really beyond control. Once again, as before, he apologized,’ I'm sorry, Dad' and no additional reason to explain. I pushed him towards a corner, went to the post office to collect the letters with no addressee and came home, and angrily questioned my son on his prank, during this time of the year.

His answer, amidst his sobbing, was: The letters were for Mummy. My eyes grew teary, but I tried to control my emotions and continued to ask him: “But why did u post so many letters, at one time?" My son's reply was: “I have been writing to mummy for a long time, but each time I reach out for the post box, it was too high for me, hence I was not able to post the letters. But recently, when I went back to the postbox, I could reach it and so I sent it all at once..."

After hearing this, I was lost. Lost at not knowing what to do, what to say.... I told my son, “Son, mummy is in heaven, so in future, if you have anything to tell her, just read the letter and it will reach mummy. My son, on hearing this, was much pacified and calm, and soon after, he was sleeping soundly. On promising that I will read the letters on his behalf, I brought the letters outside and started reading. And one of the letters broke my heart....

Dear Mummy,

I miss you so much! To day, there was a ‘Talent Show' in school, and the school invited all mothers for the show. But you are not around, so I did not want to participate as well. I did not tell Dad about it as I was afraid that Dad would start to cry and miss you all over again. Dad went around looking for me, but in order to hide my sadness, I sat in front of the computer and started playing games at one of the shops. Dad was furious, and he couldn’t help it but scolded and hit me, but I did not tell him the real reason. Mummy, every day I see Dad missing you and whenever he think of you, he is so sad and often hide and cry in his room. I think we both miss you very much. Too much for our own good I think. But Mummy, I am starting to forget your face. Can you please appear in my dreams so that I can see your face and remember you? I heard that if you fall asleep with the photograph of the person whom you miss, you will see the person in your dreams. But mummy, why haven’t you appeared?

After reading the letter, I can’t stop sobbing. 'cos I can never replace the irreplaceable gap left behind by my wife....

 

Note: got it via email.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Fruits

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Fruit is good, I know. Do you think this is a good combination? But one thing for sure, we like it! :)

Fact about guava and kiwi.

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