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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Malaysia win AFF Suzuki Cup on 4-2 aggregate and Public Holiday on Friday

Malaysian players celebrate their 4-2 aggregate win over Indonesia to lift the AFF Suzuki Cup. -- PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA - MALAYSIA have won the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 4-2 on aggregate. Indonesia won the second leg of the final 2-1 in Jakarta on Wednesday night but Malaysia had won the first leg 3-0 on Sunday.

The scorers for Indonesia were Ridwan (87th minute)and Mohammad Nasuha (71st). Safee Sali had scored in the 52nd minute to first put Malaysia 1-0 in the lead.

Never has there been such an overwhelming show of support for Indonesia's 'Timnas' (its national team) although they had lost to Malaysia in the first leg of the final in Bukit Jalil in Malaysia, on Sunday.

In the first half on Wednesday though, Indonesia threw all it had at a gutsy Malaysian team. The Malaysian boys, however, held their ground and also survived a penalty miss by the hosts. Earlier, Indonesian fans created a sea of red and white at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium but they were to be disappointed in the end. -- THE STAR/ANN

Second news is:

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak declared tomorrow a public holiday to celebrate the Malaysian football team winning the AFF Suzuki Cup in Jakarta.

He also congratulated the team.
"Well done, Malaysian Tigers! You played well as a team and have made your country very proud. Congratulations!" he said in his Twitter account after the second leg of the final.

Malaysia went down to Indonesia 1-2 in that nail-biting match but walked away winners on a 4-2 aggregate after winning the first leg 3-0 at National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the victory showed that nothing was impossible if one wanted to win.
"The effort, sweat and sacrifice of each player, coach and officer contributed to the win. I urge the players to maintain a high performance so that Malaysia can hold its head high in the international arena."

(Source: NST)

Note: I LOVE MALAYSIA AND PROUD TO BE MALAYSIAN!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

No water supply [Day 2]

Today I’m still on leave to complete my assignments. This is the consequence for not do it earlier. Ok, no complain about how many assignments and how difficult it is. The blame is on me. Yes, me.

Ok, let’s back to the topic above. They gave us notice about the water supply. Yes. But they didn’t tell us it will be 2 days.

Crap!

2 days is way too much. Doesn’t matter whatever excuse they are going to give.

This time we weren’t ready and we have to eat and drink less too. No water at all! We have no spare tank. Gosh!

I love Malaysia!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

No water supply in Penang

UV disinfection gives clean drinking  water

 

I guess all Penangite knew about this since last week (I put the word guess because it was a surprise when one of my friends last night claimed that she does not know about this in the library LOL).

2 things I hate. No water. No electricity. Very troublesome.

But we must think of some solutions instead of keep complaining. Lucky for me that I don’t need to go to work today and finishing my assignments as the due date is just around the corner. Like one of my colleagues said

Yusma Comel Ha3x.. Demam bukan sebab tak sihat.. Tapi demam sebab last minute nya assignment. Biasa la tu bro.. Tapi orang kata last minute nya preparation is the best..( Sebab ko takkan ubah dah) kalau buat awal2 rasa banyak nor tak kena.. Sikit nak ubah.. Sikit2 nak tambah..

(copied from Facebook).

LOL.

Kinda agree with him even though it’s a bad practice (I can’t stop laughing!).

Ok, back to the topic.

Not only at home, but in the office too, people were getting ready with this matter. They kept the water in any container doesn’t matter big or small since yesterday. I know that staying home give me no difference from staying in the office but actually it’s better. Why? Our office toilets are VERY dirty! =.=”

Remember I wrote about the Dirty Toilet before? Click here in case you never read it or have forgotten Smile

I won’t go in unless I have to, but to go in there when there is no water at all? A big NO for me Smile with tongue out Eww!

So, I rather stay home and completing my assignments.

To YOU who don’t know about this news at all, read this:

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GEORGE TOWN (Dec 9, 2010): Save up water this Christmas holidays as there will be a 12-hour water supply interruption on Dec 28 on most parts of the state.

Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) will shut down water supply between 7am and 7pm on that day in order to conduct major waterworks project at its main water treatment plant.

A total of 440,000 registered water consumers will not have piped water supply on that day, said PBAPP general manager Jaseni Maidinsa in a press conference to announce the water supply disruption.

"This is the first major scheduled supply interruption since 2006 and we need to carry out upgrading and maintenance work at the Sungai Dua Water Treatment Plant to ensure continuous good water supply in future," he said.

About 80% of the 1.6 million Penangites will be affected by the water supply shutdown, he said.

The areas affected are the whole of Seberang Perai, Bayan Baru, Bayan Lepas, Farlim, Batu Maung, George Town, Gelugor, Batu Maung, Batu Uban, Bukit Dumbar, Bukit Gambir, Bukit Gelugor, Bukit Jambul, Island Glades, Island Park, Paya Terubong, Pantai Jerejak, Relau, Permatang Damar Laut, Sungai Ara, Sungai Dua, Sungai Nibong, Taman Brown and Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Two areas, Gertak Sanggul and Teluk Kumbar, will experience 24-hour water supply interruption starting from 7am on Dec 28 up till 7am on Dec 29.

Meanwhile, Teluk Bahang, Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bungah will not be affected as these areas' water supply came from the Guillemard Reservoir and Teluk Bahang Dam.

Consumers may call PBAPP 24-hour Call Centre at 04-5096509 for further details.

 

(Note: Plan to go to any river/stream but cancel as few assignments awaiting me Smile with tongue out)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pencil & Eraser

Pencil: I'm sorry

Eraser: For what? You didn't do anything wrong.

Pencil: I'm sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.

Eraser: That's true. But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I'll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I'm actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad.

I found this conversation between the pencil and the eraser very inspirational. Parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil. They're always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way, they get hurt, and become smaller / older, and eventually pass on. Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying, or sad.

All my life, I've been the pencil. And it pains me to see the eraser that is my parents getting smaller and smaller each day. For I know that one day, all that I'm left with would be eraser shavings and memories of what I used to have.

 

(I got this via email.)

Friday, December 17, 2010

USM’s parking

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It’s my third week which is the last week of intensive course in USM. That mean, almost 3 weeks I did not go to work. It was not a honeymoon for me either. No time for badminton, proper exercise and books (I do not mean the educational ones of course). I take 10 papers this year and 3 papers left – Management Accounting, Business Statistic and Marketing. I got the results for International Business and Managerial Finance. The results were bad. I’m kind of frustrated but I do not want these two results will spoil the mood for the next three papers.

During the intensive course, many things had happen but what I want to highlight here is about summon.

Believe it or not, I had been summoned by the USM’s guard. Ok, I know that rule is rule and is not meant to be broken but there is a reason which makes me upset.

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Even prisons were made to be broken LOL

I realize that every time we have exam does not matter mid term (we called it Peperiksaan Berterusan (PB)) or final exam, we will face the same problem which is parking space. The same dates, there will be army with their vehicles and marching, sports at the stadium or anything that involve a lot of people from outside occupied the parking space. When this happen, we students, do not have enough parking space and we have to park somewhere around there which have been claimed as illegal parking for the Security Department. I was late during my English exam which I accidentally woke up late and drove my car hurriedly to the exam hall. Sadly, the parking space was full and since I was late and did not want to waste time, I parked at the roadside and ran to the hall. To my surprise, I got a white summon ticket on my windscreen. I thought I got clamped which I need to call them and pay RM20. I looked around my car, there was no clamp. I felt relieve. Then I went to the library to meet some other friends and we went out for lunch in one car, which I did not drive mine. In the car, I was telling them about this and they wanted me to solve this matter properly, afraid that my car will be blacklisted and cannot drive in USM anymore. So, after lunch, we drove to the Security Department. When we asked the guards there, they said we must refer the case to the traffic department but there was no one at the counter and the staff there told us they were at the sticker counter (they gave out USM’s sticker to the students). I was pretty surprise about it as don’t you think they should placed 1or 2 traffic staff at the counter since there were a few cases about clamp and summon ticket based on my observation as some peoples were complaining about it there. They told us that we have to go to the sticker counter. So, we drove there and when we asked the staff there, they said I need to solve this matter at the Security Department office. Er, hello? We are not a ball to be kicked here and there, alright? During the intensive course there were a lot of cars and it was very difficult for us to park our car. We drove back to the Security Department, and met the staff there. LUCKILY, we found one of the people in charge to deal. Again, I was so shock that he said I need to pay RM50! Clamp is much better than this. It is so impossible that they can fine higher than police which is RM30! I was very upset as RM50 just flew away in a blink. VERY SAD.

I found a good blog about this: http://usmcampusnews.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-do-you-solve-parking-problem-at-usm.html. I understand the clamping rule, but what about the RM50 non-clamping issue? Isn’t it too much? I do not blame the authority to fine those who do not obey the rule but I hope they can reduce the amount as I still think RM50 is a lot.

It’s 2am. It is just a rambling since I have ignored my blog for a long time. Have a nice day Smile

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