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)


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.


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).


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


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.


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: 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

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……

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.

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

Monthly use

20% toll 





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




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




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




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:



• Faber Towers
• KL Sentral


• 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

• Kubang Semang

• Seafield

• Taman Perling 

• Penang Bridge

• Bagan Ajam

• Kuantan

• KL East-West Link (Cheras bound)

• Dato' Keramat

• Mines (South)

• Sg Balak

• Pantai Dalam
• PJS 2
• PJS 5

• Kapar

• Kajang Selatan

• 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


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

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.
Dikeluarkan pada pukul 1.20 petang 27 Okt 2010

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.


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.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hundreds dead in double tragedy for Indonesia

Lava Pijar Merapi MunculA tsunami and a volcanic eruption in Indonesia have killed hundreds of people.

More than 400 are missing and tens of thousands displaced following the double tragedy, authorities said.

One of Indonesia's most active volcanoes spewed out clouds of ash and jets of searing gas in an eruption that has killed at least 28 people and injured 14.

Mount Merapi, on the outskirts of the city of Yogyakarta on Java island, first erupted on Tuesday, a day after a tsunami pounded remote islands in western Indonesia. The death toll from the tsunami is at least 282, according to one West Sumatra official.

The wave, triggered by a 7.5 magnitude quake that struck west of South Pagai in the Mentawai islands, flattened several villages and a surf resort. At least 411 people are still missing, while the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said at least 4,000 people have been displaced by the tsunami.

TV stations showed footage of villages flattened by the wave, with dejected survivors combing through rubble for belongings.

Authorities have been battling to handle both disasters, with more than 40,000 villagers evacuated from the slopes of Mount Merapi, where many houses have been destroyed, their ruins lying covered in white ash.

(source: msn)

Note: My condolence. To all my Indonesian friends, I hope nothing happen to you and your family.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Go and help to clean your mother's hand

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview, made the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV, that the youth's academic result is excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never has a year he did not score.

The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarship in school?" and the youth answered "none".

The director asked, " Is it your father pay for your school fees?" the youth answered, my father passed away when I was one year old, it is my mother who paid for my school fees.

The director asked, " Where did your mother worked?" the youth answered, my mother worked as cloth cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hand, the youth showed a pair of hand that is smooth and perfect to the director.

The director asked, " Did you ever help your mother washed the cloth before?" The youth answered, never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books, furthermore, my mother can wash cloths faster than me.

The director said, I had a request, when you go back today, go and help to clean your mother's hand, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that its chance of landing the job is high, when he went back, he happily wanted to clean his mother's hand, his mother feel strange, happy but mixed with fear, she showed her hand to the kid.

The youth cleaned his mother's hand slowly, his tear drop down as he did that. It is first time he found his mother's hand is so wrinkled, and there are so many bruises in her hand. Some bruises incites pains so strong that shiver her mother's body when cleaned with water.

This is the first time the youth realized and experienced that it is this pair of hand that washed the cloth everyday to earn him the school fees, the bruises in the mother's hand is the price that the mother paid for his graduation and academic excellence and probably his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother hand, the youth quietly cleaned all remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and sons talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director's office

The director noticed the tear in the youth's eye, asked: " Can you tell you what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"

The youth answered, " I cleaned my mother's hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes'

The director asked, " please tell me your feeling."

The youth said, Number 1, I knew what is appreciation, without my mother, there would not the successful me today. Number 2, I knew how to work together with my mother, then only I can realize how difficult and tough to get something done. Number 3, I knew the importance and value of family relationship.

The director said, " This is what I am asking, I want to recruit a person that can appreciate the help of other, a person that knew the suffering of others to get thing done, and a person that would not put money as his only goal in life to be my manager. You are hired.

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates, every employees worked diligently and in a team, the company's result improved tremendously.

A child who has been protected and habitually given whatever he did, he developed "entitlement mentality" and always put himself first. He is ignorance of his parent's effort. When he started work, he assumed every people must listen to him, and when he became a manager, he would never know how suffering his employee and always blame others. For this kind of people, he can have good result, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement, he will grumble and full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parent, did we love the kid or destroy the kid?

You can let your kid lived in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experienced it. After a meal, let them washed their plate and bowl together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parent are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your kid learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learn the ability to work with others to get thing done.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Paul the predicting octopus dies

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)—Paul the Octopus, the tentacled tipster who fascinated football fans by correctly predicting results at this year’s World Cup, died Tuesday.

Paul had reached octopus old age of 2 1/2 years and died in his tank on Tuesday morning in an aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen, spokeswoman Ariane Vieregge said.

Paul seemed to be in good shape when he was checked late Monday, but he did not make it through the night. He died of natural causes, Vieregge added.

“We had all naturally grown very fond of him and he will be sorely missed,” Sea Life manager Stefan Porwoll said in a statement.

The moment of truth: OctoPaul correctly predicts Spain to win the 2010 World Cup.
(Roberto Pfeil/AP)

The aquarium has not yet decided how best to commemorate their most famous resident, he said.

“We may decide to give Paul his own small burial plot within our grounds, and erect a modest permanent shrine,” Porwoll said.

After rising to global prominence during the World Cup in South Africa in June and July, Paul retired from the predictions business after the final between Spain and the Netherlands—the result of which he also forecast correctly—and returned to his prime role of making children happy.

The blogosphere erupted in sympathy for Paul, although some saw him more as a tasty morsel than a departed friend. “Will they cook him Galician-style? I wonder how much a plate of Paul with a beer must cost,” wrote Jordi, alluding to the popularity of octopus as a dish in the northwest Galicia region and much of Spain.

Others were more philosophical on hearing of Paul’s death.

“For the next month I will go to class dressed in mourning, wrapped in a black suit and with my gaze lost in the horizon, as this calamitous event deserves no less,” wrote ‘relojero’ which means watchmaker. Another blogger, Pedro, saw a sinister hand at work. “An autopsy should be carried out, it’s certain some betting office killed him.”

In July, the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen said Paul was stepping “back from the official oracle business.

“He won’t give any more oracle predictions—neither in football, nor in politics, lifestyle or economy,” said spokeswoman Tanja Munzig. “Paul will get back to his former job, namely making children laugh.”

Paul correctly tipped the outcome of all seven of Germany’s games. He made his predictions by opening the lid of one of two clear plastic boxes, each containing a mussel and bearing a team flag.

After his World Cup soothsaying skills were revealed, the English-born Paul was appointed as an ambassador to England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup. He had English roots, having been hatched at Weymouth Sea Life Center on England’s south coast in 2008.

Imitators sprang up all over the world, including Mani the Parakeet in Singapore and Lorenzo the Parrot in Hannover, Germany.

The latest was a saltwater crocodile named Dirty Harry, who predicted Spain’s World Cup final win and called the result of Australia’s general election by snatching a chicken carcass dangling beneath a caricature of Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

“El Pulpo Paul” became so popular in Spain that the northwestern Spanish town of O Carballino tried to borrow him and made him an “honorary friend.”

In response to hundreds of requests to bring Paul to Spain, the Madrid Zoo asked Sea Life if it would be willing to make a deal to bring him in as a tribute to the Spanish football team’s victory, either temporarily or for good. But the German aquarium turned down that offer, too.

Paul also had an agent and Paul’s name will live on the Greek island of Zakynthos, where a permanent sea turtle rescue center funded in part by donations generated by the famous octopus is being established.

Associated Press writer David Rising in Berlin and Paul Logothetis in Madrid contributed to this report.

(source: Yahoo)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

a thousand splendid suns

i got this from 2 friends. no, no not 1 book shared by two of them. but i got two books! they know i love to read and i have no idea why they could buy the same book. it would be better if they could get kite runner instead =p but, thank you ajil and norjan.

currently i’m reading this book and i just finished chapter 1. in chapter 2 now but i’ll be slower. got few assignment that need my attention and submitted in these few days. one of the assignments need great attention, indeed. collect 10 articles from any journal that related to the budget and write about it in 10,000 words. yea, i’m not kidding. damn!

if you are into reading, what book you currently reading and suggest it to me =) i heard fruit basket is good. i will write a review of this book soon yea.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

the amber spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

ah yeah.

at least i’ve finished reading this book which i bought it in year… er, 2007? haha i don’t know why it took me so long to finish this book when i could finish another 2 books from its series in a blink? maybe i don’t like the storyline of this last book.

i’d say that the best is still the 1st book which is golden compass followed by subtle knife. this 3rd book is a bit boring with too much of the deaths stories and maybe, less of iorek? ops! sorry. you’d understand this if you read the book.

overall, these 3 books are good. you should get them all and let me know your opinion. alright? :)


note: don’t you think golden compass and subtle knife are way too good compared to boring spyglass? sigh.

Friday, October 15, 2010

very tired


i’m super busy lately. not just with my office work, but with assignments, study group, classes and also preparation for innovation day and 5 S. at this moment, i feel like a superman. can i sing the song superman, instead?

this week, i was hardly get a good rest and even a good sleep. unless, fell asleep unprepared should be considered as good sleep.

i got bunch of assignments to get done. i’m struggling. i mean, very struggling. the assignments are not easy and seriously i’m jealous to my colleagues who are taking courses from UITM. they have easier assignments and less tress compared to me (sorry, no hard feeling peeps from UITM ya). well, i asked them. not making my own conclusion though… trust me, for a part time student, you won’t want an assignment which you need a journal with 10 articles and make your own article based on them with 10,000 words. haha! big headache honey…!

(last night i fell asleep right after went to kfc with a friend (have to!) because the hot ticket from hotlink due on 15th).

this week, too, we did big preparation for the innovation day and 5 S. well, no stress seriously. we had a lot of fun but very tiring. picking up some stones at batu feringghi and in front of seagate. stick stuff here and there. re-designed the arch files. painting up our pantry. draw office map and the list goes on.

because of my tight schedule, i will only join badminton: juru open and cancel my plan to join penang bridge run :( it’s sad but i have to. or else i have to drop few subjects in usm this year. it’s a big NO NO :( see you penang bridge run next year, i hope.

so guys, what i want you to do is to pray that everything will be going smooth with me… as planned. God bless..!

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