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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Office Politic?

 

There are some office politics whether we realized, or not. Whether we agree, or not. It’s very subjective and depends on individual perspective. Here, I’m going to list down some of them:

1. Bosses can go out anytime without permission and won’t be asked by their superior but the staff can’t go out at anytime they want and will be asked with tons of questions if caught going out for buying food

2. Bosses can eat outside but if the staff caught eating outside, they will be punished such as get a memo and discipline action.

3. If you are the favorite staff, you will be promoted or will be given extra bonus. You won’t be scolded even if you are wrong and you will get less work compared to others. What you need to do is to help the boss and hide all his/her insincerity.

4. In the meeting, you can’t disagree with the boss idea. If you do, you will be marked as the black sheep. You won’t get promoted and you won’t get any benefit that you are supposed to get. In the future, you might get scold in front of other people which is very embarrassing with vulgar and bad words. Isn’t it too much for an educated (educated eh?) people like boss use such bad language toward his/her stuff?

5. Bosses usually know when to take leave at the right time. They must know how to run from the danger.

6. Bosses usually give the idea even though it doesn’t make sense sometimes (most of the time?) and when it’s time to get the reward, he/she will be a superstar who standing in front of others and taking the award.

7. Bosses don’t deal with the staff but the superior. Because he/she knows that staff can’t say anything but behind his/her back if he/she makes any decision because it has been approved by the big boss.

These are just some points that might be happening in your office or at least, mine.

 

Note: if someday you might sit at that seat, do remember others.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Better Understanding How The Share Market Works.

Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the

villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.

The villagers, seeing that there were many monkeys around, went into

the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10

and, as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort.

He further announced that he would now buy monkeys at $20 for each.

This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching

monkeys again. Soon the supply diminished even further and people

started going back to their farms. The offer increased to $25 each, and

the supply of monkeys became so small that it was an effort to even

find a monkey, let alone catch it!

The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50! However, since

he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy

on behalf of him.

  In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. 'Look at

all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected.

I will sell them to you at $35, and when the man returns from the

city, you can sell them to him for $50 each.'

 

The villagers rounded up

all their savings and bought all the monkeys.

They never saw the man nor his assistant again, only monkeys everywhere!

 

 

Now you have a better understanding of how Wall Street works.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Shamrin Fotograf Meninggal Dunia


PETALING JAYA: Penyanyi Shamrin (gambar) dari kumpulan Fotograf meninggal dunia petang tadi. Allahyarham yang popular dengan lagu Di Alam Fana Cinta pada era 90-an dikatakan rebah ketika bermain bola sepak di Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur.

Berita kematian itu disahkan oleh rakannya, Johan Aziz yang juga bekas pengurus Kumpulan Slam. Jenazah dibawa ke Hospital Pakar Al-Islam, Kampung Baru untuk bedah siasat.

source: mstar

Note: Semoga rohnya ditempatkan bersama orang-orang beriman.

Touch N Go Rebates


 

For those of you who use touch & go almost every day and you should be able to get rebate when U top up check it out.

Recently I was talking to a friend, who travels a lot during the course of the business. He told me out of curiosity, he heard about the rebates toll users are entitled to. So he asked the person at the toll office (where you can top up your Touch N Go (like those in Sg. Besi, Ayer Keroh, Sg. Buloh, Bkt. Raja and the one entering Shah Alam) about the rebate when he went there for a top up. She told him that the rebates you have accumulated need to be credited to your Touch N Go "within" 6 months. Otherwise, the rebates will be extinguish (that is "kaput").if not credited to your Touch N Go within this period. To his surprise, he got a rebate of RM468.

My mate told me since I always travel down to Singapore regularly, I should go and check it out what rebates I have and do it fast. So, this morning, on my way to Melaka, I stopped at Ayer Keroh toll to check my rebates. To my surprise, I have got RM58 and this amount was transferred to top up my Touch N Go card. What a pleasant surprise. Imagine, if I had heard about it earlier, I could have checked it earlier last year when I had to drive down to Singapore once every fortnight

So, for those of you who use the Tagged or Touch N Go card, go and check it out. Imagine the millions of $$$ Touch N Go operators have saved from giving out the rebates to deserving customers. Remember, you can only claim the rebates at the Toll area where you can top up your card. You cant get the rebates done when you top up your Touch N Go card in other places like ATM Machine, Bank, online, 7 Eleven etc... MUST BE AT TOLL Centre…

Touch N Go did announce it in the newspapers very briefly but little info or brochures were given out for obvious reasons. Wouldn’t you do the same if you were the operator huh?

 

 

 

Additional info……

https://privilege.touchngo.com.my/

20% Rebate Toll is a frequent travelers programmed sponsored by Malaysian Government for all qualified Touch 'n Go (TNG) card users who use the TNG card for toll payment at all highways from September 1 2009 onwards.

To qualify, cardholders will need to use TNG card a minimum of 80 times to pay for any toll payment in all highways in Malaysia within a calendar month. A 20% rebate is given to the qualified cardholders calculated as 20% of the entire transaction amount. To view the rebate entitlements, cardholders must register in this portal. Cardholders can redeem the rebates via card reload at all the 136 TNG sales counters.

Touch N Go Sdn Bhd (TNG) is the operator of Touch ‘n Go, SmartTAG and The Central Clearing House System (CCHS). Incorporated in October 1996 and officially launched its services in March 1997 at Metramac Highway and PLUS Expressways, TNG provides contactless means of fare payment services via a pre-paid e-payment card called the Touch ‘n Go card. Touch ‘n Go enhances the convenience and efficiency of paying for low-value but high frequency transactions.

 

 

https://privilege.touchngo.com.my/index.php?mod=tng_mod_leftmenu&id=11

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is this 20% toll rebate program for frequent tolled highway users?
The 20% toll rebate program is designed to alleviate the financial burden of frequent tolled highway users in West Malaysia who meet certain criteria. The program has been announced by the Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak in commemoration of his "100 hari Najib Bersama Rakyat".

 

2. When does this program start?
The program starts on September 1st 2009.

 

3. Who qualifies for the program?
The program is open to all Touch 'n Go SmartTAG users, whether existing or new, under Class 1 vehicles, except Biz Xs and Fleet Xs users.

 

4. How many transactions are needed to get the rebate and how is it calculated?
Just use your Touch 'n Go/SmartTAG card for a minimum of 80 transactions on tolled highways within a month starting September 2009.

 

Examples for rebate calculation:

 

5. When and how can I get my toll rebate value?

Total monthly
transactions

Monthly use
frequency

20% toll 
rebate

Remarks

RM80.00

20

RM0.00

The minimum criterion of 80 toll transactions in a month has not been met.

RM80.00

79

RM0.00

The minimum criterion of 80 toll transactions in a month has not been met.

RM80.00

85

RM16.00

The minimum criterion of 80 toll transactions in a month has been met.

RM200.00

85

RM40.00

The minimum criterion of 80 toll transactions in a month has been met.

 

The rebate value for a particular month will be credited into your Touch 'n go card starting the 5th of the following month. The accreditation scheme starts operating on October 5th 2009.

Just bring your Touch 'n Go card to any sales outlets on selective tolled highways or Touch 'n Go sales counters for confirmation. If you qualify, the rebate value will be accredited into your card immediately.

 

6. Where are these sales outlets on selective tolled highways and Touch 'n Go sales counters located?
The sales outlets on selective tolled highways and Touch 'n Go sales counters are located in the following places:

 

TOUCH 'n GO SALES CENTREHIGHWAY SALES CENTRE

• Faber Towers
• KL Sentral

 

PLUS
• Jitra
• Alor Setar Utara
• Pendang
• Sg Petani Selatan
• Sg Dua
• Juru
• Bukit Tambun Selatan
• Jawi
• Taiping Utara
• Kuala Kangsar
• Ipoh Selatan
• Tapah
• Bidor
• Jalan Duta
• Sg Besi
• Batu Tiga
• Sg Rasau
• Damansara
• Subang
• Kota Damansara
• Setia Alam
• Kajang

• Bandar Baru Nilai
• Senawang
• Ayer Keroh
• Yong Peng Utara
• Ayer Itam
• Skudai
• Kempas

BKE
• Kubang Semang

ELITE
• USJ
• Seafield
• KLIA

LINKEDUA
• Taman Perling 

PENANG BRIDGE
• Penang Bridge

BORR
• Bagan Ajam

ECE
• Kuantan

METRAMAC
• KL East-West Link (Cheras bound)

PROLINTAS
• Dato' Keramat

BESRAYA
• Mines (South)

SILK
• Sg Balak

NPE
• Pantai Dalam
• PJS 2
• PJS 5

SHAHPADU
• Kapar

LEKAS
• Kajang Selatan

DUKE
• Batu

 

7. What is the service charge for redeeming the rebate value?
There is no service charge for redeeming the rebate value.

 

8. Can I get a rebate on my Touch 'n Go card usage apart from using it on tolled highways?
No, you can't. The rebate is specifically for toll usage only.

 

9. How can I check my Touch 'n Go usage?
Touch 'n Go users can check their registered card usage online via web portal www.touchngo.com.my

 

10. Can I get my rebate value before September 1st 2009?
No, you can't, because the accrual of rebate value only begins on September 1st 2009.

 

11. If I use less than 80 times on tolled highways this month, can I carry forward the transactions to next month?
No, you can't. The toll rebate value is calculated based on a minimum of 80 toll transactions in one month only. (example: September 1st to September 30th 2009)

 

12. If I make more than 80 transactions on tolled highways this month, can I carry forward my excess transactions to the next month?
No. The excess transaction shall not be carried forward for redemption.

 

13. If I make more than 80 toll transactions per month for a few months consecutively, can I redeem my cumulative rebate value in one go in a future month?
Yes, you can claim your cumulative rebate value in a future month as long as you meet the minimum criterion of 80 toll transactions every month.

 

14. Can I claim my rebate value in cash?
No, the rebate value is given as reload value for your Touch 'n Go card only.

 

15. Can I get this rebate program together with other rebate programs or discount schemes? (Examples: PlusMILES Program or Frequent LDP User Program)
Yes, you can enjoy this rebate program together with other existing rebate program or discount schemes.

 

16. I have lost my Touch 'n Go card and lodged a report with Touch 'n Go Customer Service Hotline. Can I redeem the rebate value on my lost card?
Yes, but only for registered Touch 'n Go cards. You can transfer each and every transaction to a new Touch 'n Go card at any Touch 'n Go sales centre.

 

17. When is this toll rebate program ending?
It will go on until a certain time in the future, to be informed later.

 

18. For how long is the rebate value valid?
It is valid for 6 months.

 

19. I have passed a tolled highway and been fined the highest penalty. Would the transaction and toll value be calculated for toll rebate?
Yes, but only the number of transaction will be calculated for rebate, NOT the amount transacted.

 

20. Where can I get detailed information about this program?
You can contact Touch 'n Go customer service at 03-7628 5115.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Amaran Ribut Petir dan Hujan Lebat

(PERINGKAT KUNING)
Dikeluarkan pada: 3.50 pagi 27/10/2010
SEKSYEN A : Nasihat Hujan Lebat dan Ribut Petir (Peringkat Kuning) dikeluarkan pada 12.20 petang 26/10/2010.

I) Hujan sekejap-sekejap kadangkala lebat serta keadaan berangin dijangka berlaku di Kelantan dan Terengganu mulai pagi Sabtu, 30 Oktober 2010. Keadaan ini dijangka berterusan sehingga Selasa, 2 November 2010 dan boleh menyebabkan banjir di kawasan-kawasan yang berkedudukan rendah dan berdekatan tebing-tebing sungai.


II) Hujan sekejap-sekejap kadangkala sederhana dijangka berlaku di Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang dan Perak Utara mulai Isnin, 1 November 2010 dan dijangka berterusan sehingga Selasa, 2 November 2010. Keadaan ini boleh menyebabkan banjir kilat di kawasan-kawasan yang berkedudukan rendah.


III) Ribut petir dengan hujan lebat pada sebelah petang dan senja dijangka berlaku di negeri Perak Selatan, Selangor, WP Kuala Lumpur, WP Putrajaya dan Negeri Sembilan, 1 November 2010 dan 2 November 2010. Keadaan ini boleh menyebabkan banjir kilat di kawasan-kawasan yang berkedudukan rendah.
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Dikeluarkan pada pukul 1.20 petang 27 Okt 2010

AMARAN KATEGORI KETIGA
AMARAN ANGIN KENCANG DAN LAUT BERGELORA
SEKSYEN A: AMARAN ANGIN KENCANG DAN LAUT BERGELORA (KATEGORI KETIGA)-Ditingkatkan dari Nasihat yang dikeluarkan pada 25/10/2010


Angin kencang Timur Laut/Barat Laut dengan kelajuan dari 60 kmsj dengan ombak mencapai ketinggian sehingga 5.5 meter dijangka berlaku di kawasan perairan:


I) Condore dan Reef North serta Pulau Layang-Layang bermula pada Jumaat, 29 Oktober 2010 sehingga Selasa, 2 November 2010.

II) Bunguran dan Kuching bermula pada Sabtu, 30 Oktober 2010 sehingga Selasa, 2 November 2010. Selain daripada itu, kawasan pantai Johor Timur, Kuching dan Sarikei terdedah kepada kejadian kenaikan paras air laut disebabkan oleh angin kencang dan ombak kuat. Keadaan ini dijangka bermula pada 30 Oktober 2010 sehingga 2 November 2010.
Keadaan angin kencang dan laut bergelora ini berbahaya kepada kepada semua aktiviti pantai dan perkapalan termasuk pekerja di pelantar minyak.

SEKSYEN B: AMARAN ANGIN KENCANG DAN LAUT BERGELORA (KATEGORI KEDUA) - Ditingkatkan dari Nasihat yang dikeluarkan pada 25/10/2010


Angin kencang Timur Laut/Barat Laut dengan kelajuan 50-60 kmsj dengan ombak mencapai ketinggian sehingga 4.5 meter dijangka berlaku di kawasan perairan Tioman ( Pahang dan Johor Timur ) dan Samui Selatan ( Terengganu dan Kelantan ) bermula pada Sabtu, 30 Oktober 2010 sehingga Selasa, 2 November 2010.


Selain daripada itu, kawasan pantai Kelantan, Terengganu dan Pahang terdedah kepada kejadian kenaikan paras air laut disebabkan oleh angin kencang dan ombak kuat. Keadaan ini dijangka bermula pada 31 Oktober 2010 sehingga 2 November 2010.
Keadaan angin kencang dan laut bergelora ini berbahaya kepada semua aktiviti perkapalan dan pantai termasuk menangkap ikan dan perkhidmatan feri.


SEKSYEN C: AMARAN RIBUT PETIR MENYELURUH Kemaskini


Aktiviti ribut petir yang berlaku di perairan Pahang, Johor Timur, Sarawak(Bintulu dan Miri), Reef South, Reef North, Layang-Layang, Bunguran dan Samui Utara dan Phuket dijangka berterusan sehingga lewat petang, Rabu, 27 Oktober 2010.


Keadaan ini boleh menyebabkan angin kencang sehingga 50 km/j dan laut bergelora dengan ombak mencapai ketinggian 3.5 meter dan berbahaya kepada bot-bot kecil.

Monday, November 01, 2010

A blind girl

blind girl
There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.'

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked her, 'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.'

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.

 

Note: Thanks Mr Por for this beautiful story.

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