Monday, December 21, 2009

What can we do to combat global warming?

While the world leaders are attending to the COP15 Copenhagen (United Nation Climate Change Conference) in the effort to combat global warming, ordinary civilian like us has got a choice to either play our role pro-actively or just sit back, wait and see.

What can we do to combat global warming?

1. Convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to oxygen (O2)
Carbon dioxide is one of the most important contributor to the greenhouse effect among all the greenhouse gasses. The good news is the carbon dioxide can be converted to oxygen by plants via photosynthesis process. Plants play a role as the carbon sinks by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Everyone can play a part by planting trees or potted plants.

If you are staying in a landed house, please do not convert the garden to the extended car porch. Reserve the green and plant trees.

For apartments or condominiums residents, potted plants will be a good option for you. Effort does not stop in the house, put up 2 or 3 potted plants at your workstation in the office to maximise your contribution.

A part from converting carbon dioxide to oxygen, plants is also a good air filter especially in improving the indoor air quality as it is helpful in eliminating toxic gasses.

2. Buying green
Buying green is a wide topic for serious discussion. In my personal opinion, buying green is not good enough, the better option is not buying anything if the old ones still functionally well.

Let's take television for an example, changing from a CRT television to LCD television is considerable. But, changing a LCD television to a HD LCD television is kind of inconsiderate to the environment. The rational is a CRT television consumed higher wattage (power) as compared to a LCD television, and it generates harmful radiation which LCD TV don't, the benefits is justifiable for a change.

Manufacturing processes cause the carbon dioxide emmision. When a product is in demand, the manufacturer which serves as the supply will produce and fulfil the need, and this contributed to the emmission of carbon dioxide and consume resources.

Take handphone manufacturing as example. The main processor of the mobile phone may be manufactured in US. the other electrical and plastic components are manufactured in Malaysia, China, Taiwan and Thailand. The assembly process in taken place in Indonesia. The end products are then sent to US for worldwide distribution. Based on this scenario, we can conclude that gadget such as handphone is a  high carbon footprint product. Handphone industry alone may have contributed to thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide emmission.

When we are making buying decision, please consider the pre and post carbon footprint of the product.

Read also:
Plants for a healthier living

Monday, December 14, 2009

BJTOTO (1562) Acquisition

Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad (BJTOTO 1562) has hit its all time low at 4.11 today and closed at 4.18. The falls is suspected to be caused by the uncertainty of its dividend policy. BJTOTO has not been paying dividend for 2 quarters in a row.

With PE ratio at around 13.50 and dividend yield at 6%, and it is at all time low, I have make a BUY call today and expecting the BJTOTO stock price to be at above rm4.40 level in another 6 months period (June 2010).

It will soon trigger the STRONG BUY call to me upon BJTOTO stock price falls below rm4.00.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Lim Kok Wing University- Dangerous ( Chinese and English version)

A forwarded email written by Lim Teng Seng. Can anyone confirm if this is really happening or it is just an attempt to sabotage Lim Kok Wing University College.

Lim Teng Seng advice and suggest that all the local parents do not send their child to this college!

With love and gratitude always

To all mothers with teenage and young daughters.

Beware of local university's African students...! ! Please pass the news and warn the parents, government, students and society.

This is true and all happened within these two years!

I have a friend's daughter who is studying in Limkokwing University , and she was kidnapped by a Botswana student studying there as well. The African is 37 years old!

The daughter was kidnapped and managed to escape from that African. However, she had been raped, beaten, tied up and punched by the man. That bastard even got his African friends (Botswana students too) to rape the daughter. Now the daughter is in trauma.

Because of this case, I have investigated amongst the Limkokwing students, and there are more serious cases that had been happening within these two years. Please read and spread the news to your friends, it's not rumours. Trust me, or you may ask any of the Limkokwing students!

I am sad as it is all covered up by the Limkokwing's president - Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing.

The covered issues about Botswana students (African black):
(1) They take drugs in the University toilet and had been caught by security guard. However the president warned the guard not to spread the news.

(2) They take drugs in the university's event, especially in the Orientation night organized by the students' society and faculty. The lecturers saw the incident and they tried to stop, but they like to use the same sentence too against the lecturers: 'who the f*ck you are, we paid to Tan Sri and Tan Sri paid you, just shut up!'

(3) They get drunk and many accidents happened in Cyberjaya (too many accidents, you can check with the police station)

(4) They keep drugs in their apartments, i.e. Desa Ria, and even bring drugs to class. In the University party in Desa Ria, they took drugs and alcohol (Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing's daughter was there too).

(5) They disturb the female students, especially the Malay and Chinese students. They just take away and use their handphones without asking for permission (means they just grab!). The girls always feel scared and just keep silent as they do not know what the Botswana students (Africans) will do to them.

(6) There are classes in which of the students' population is 70% Botswana students. They do not pay attention and cannot keep quiet in the class and the local students are disturbed by them. They even argue in the classes (not only once) when the male local students asked them to shut up, end up they fight. Lecturers tried to stop the Botswana students, again, they showed the same respond 'who the f*ck you are, we paid to Tan Sri and Tan Sri paid you, just shut up!'

(7) They love to sexually harass the female students. This statement needs no further explanation! Ask the students!

(8) They do not submit assignments and are late in submitting assignments, but still pass! The concern is they still pass! What kind of quality I wonder? They deserve to repeat and fail. Is it the University policy? Their (African) government paid more to Limkokwing University , so they can pass easily? They don't even follow the lecturers' guideline, how they can pass?

(9) They even act rude to the lecturers. The lecturers just keep quiet.

(10) They scratched the lecturers' cars.

(11) They insulted the students' counsellor in front of the crowd when they not managed to cut queue.

(12) They forced the female students to give their contact numbers.

(13) They gather at their hostel every night and get drunk.

(14) They kidnapped my friend's daughter!

(15) They used Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing's and the vice president's names to cover their ugliness, of which Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing and the vice president knows! They allowed this to happen.

I hope you help to spread the news and I hope there will be a petition to ask the Higher Ministry of Education to look into the African students'
recruitment in Malaysia , especially Limkokwing University . It is already the hell of crime in Cyberjaya.. I am sure the African students bring harm.

If you do not believe, you can ask anyone of the Limkokwing students, and ask them how is the African students' attitude! The dark side of Limkokwing University is all covered up. Please take serious action and discipline the Africans ( Botswana students). Just lodge the police report and do not feel fear! At least we stop them bring harm to our children!

PS: This email is also to tell the management of Limkokwing to take action now. I need the students to spread the email and tell them that it is serious now, and no more covered! Soon we will record the videos and put in YouTube. It is so easy to capture their bad behaviour! STOP GIVING THEM TOO MUCH POWER! STOP COVERING UP FOR THEM!!

Lim Teng Seng




我友人的女儿就读林国荣大学(Limkokwing University),她在就读该间大学期间遭受一名博茨瓦纳学生绑架,这名非洲学生今年37岁。








4..他们在所居住的宿舍中收藏毒品,地点就在蒂沙丽雅花园(Desa Ria),他们甚至将毒品带往教师。在蒂沙丽雅的大学派对中,他们食用毒品和酒精(林国荣的女儿当时也在场)。


6. 在一个拥有70%博茨瓦纳学生的班上,他们不注意听讲,而且在课室中制造喧哗,并且干扰本地学生。他们甚至在班上争吵(不止一次),当本地学生要求他们肃静的时候,结果打起架来。讲师企图阻止这些博茨瓦纳学生,可是,再次的他们回应同样的一句话:「你他妈的是谁!我们付钱给丹斯里林国荣,丹斯里付钱给你,你给我闭嘴!」















Friday, December 04, 2009





2、客廳:客廳空間應比屋內每一個房間大,客廳氣場較盛,家人相處較有凝聚力,家長較能建立領導地位,如果空間不夠大,傢俱不宜擺設太多。                  客廳亦代表一個人的門面,必須時常保持乾淨,茶几不能堆物零亂,電視機不宜太大、太近,否則會有情緒不穩,家人穩感不和的現象。而家中植物不能太多,因植物屬陰,要常剪枯葉及換舊水(髒水葉枯會使家道中落)。客廳的格局以正方形或長方形為佳,沙發椅背後應有靠,上方不可有屋樑(否則易精神緊張)。











Tuesday, December 01, 2009


 An life experience sharing letter from a father to his son.

梁繼璋(1955年8月17日-),英文名Michael, 前香港電台第二台節目主持人,也是一位名DJ、作家, 曾從事廣告、電視台等媒體創作。



(一)人生福禍無常,誰也不知可以活多久, 有些事情還是早一點說好。


(一)對你不好的人,你不要太介懷,在你一生中,沒有人有義務要對你好,除了我和你媽媽。 至於那些對你好的人,你除了要珍惜、感恩外,也請多防備一點,因為,每個人做每件事,總有一個原因,他對你好,未必真的是因為喜歡你,請你必須搞清楚,而不必太快將對方看作真朋友。


(三)生命是短暫的,今日你還在浪費著生命,明日會發覺生命已遠離你了。因此,愈早珍惜生命, 你享受生命的日子也愈多,與其盼望長壽,倒不如早點享受。

(四)世界上並沒有最愛這回事,愛情只是一種霎時的感覺,而這感覺絕對會隨時日、心境而改變。如果你的所謂最愛離開你, 請耐心地等候一下,讓時日慢慢沖洗,讓心靈慢慢沉澱,你的苦就會慢慢淡化。不要過分憧憬愛情的美, 不要過分誇大失戀的悲。

(五)雖然,很多有成就的人士都有受過很多教育,但並不等如不用功讀書,就一定可以成功。你學到的知識, 就是你擁有的武器。 人,可以白手興家,但不可以手無寸鐵,緊記!

(六)我不會要求你供養我下半輩子, 同樣地我也不會供養你的下半輩子,當你長大到可以獨立的時候, 我的責任已經完結。 以後,你要坐巴士還是Benz, 吃魚翅還是粉絲,都要自己負責。

(七)你可以要求自己守信,但不能要求別人守信,你可以要求自己對人好,但不能期待人家對你好。你怎樣對人,並不代表人家就會怎樣對你, 如果看不透這一點, 你只會徒添不必要的煩惱。




Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hooters Cafe in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Not sure if the this is true. This Hooters Cafe shall read as Double Lu?

This is a Kopitiam in Kuala Lumpur at Cawangan Bandar Perdana.
The price of kopi, beer, teh, milo, nasi goreng, nasi lemak, nasi ulam, mi goreng, seafood tanghun, beef kway teow double of what we are paying at other kopitiam.

The catch: a bevy of really sexy, young and pretty women serve the beverages & food.
They also talk & play cards, and watch football in sport-tv channel  with you.

Surprise, the Kopitiam owned by a group of women (who know how to milk the situation) and only employ sexy girls (remember Hooters? this one in Kuala Lumpur is way better!).

The girls said, the salary is comparable with working in the     Hurry before someone else does!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Parenting tips

Some useful pointers for the first-time parents as well as parents with new born to the family.

Walk the talk
Most parents want their children to be polite and use words like 'please' and 'thank you', but if children don't hear adults using the words regularly, they are unlikely to use them either. Make an effort to be polite in front of your children and they are more likely to behave that way too.

Emphasize with the child
Promote empathy in children by talking to them about stories you have read or films they have watched. For instance, if you have been reading Cinderella, talk to them about how upset she was because of her stepsisters were mean to her.

Avoid yes or no questions
Once your child nears the age of two, their favorite word will become 'no'. It's not that they really mean it. It's just they are learning that they have some control over their world. If you find it hard to deal with it, try cutting out 'yes' and 'no' questions and ask things like:'would you like yoghurt or strawberries?' instead of "would you like some dessert?"

Simplify tasks
Frustration is a growing pain for children when they try to do something and invariably find they can't quite do it yet. Help the young by giving them toys or tasks they can manage and help them along when they encounter difficulty. Simple tasks like cleaning up can give children confidence in doing things.

Dealing with depression
Even children can get depressed. If your toddler doesn't seems to be happy or is acting strangely, try to find out what's upsetting him or her. If nothing seems to work, take the child to a doctor immediately.

Play together
Keeping a positive attitude and playing with your toddler can help lift your spirits, even when you are feeling down. Make an effort to find the time to indulge in fun-filled activities with your child.

Never home alone
Do not leave your baby or young child at home alone, sleeping or awake, even for a few minutes. There could be sine dangers lurking around that you may not be aware of. Take your child with you, or get someone to take care of him or her, whenever you leave the house.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Self Help Movie: The Pursuit of Happyness

I am working in an organization that provides tremendous sales training and product training to the sales staffs. I've attended one of these sessions as an observant, personally I don't think such training will works as selling is an art, and not something like history which you can put the contents in the text book and get the readers to learn it by reading or listening at the class.

Selling is something live and it is all about passion. For an example, if one is taking the sales career as a job instead of a passion, no matter what training courses he or she attended, the improvement would be insignificant or none at all.

The fundamental requirement to qualify a person in sales would be if he or she is thinking about the business or sales improvement at non-working hour. A good sales person will not be able to stop thinking on business at the moment he or she wake up in the morning until he fall asleep, no matter it is on work days or holidays. Unconsciously his or her mind will think of business or something related to his day time sales career at all time.

Ask yourself, are you one as describe as above? If yes, congratulations! You will definitely succeed in your sales career or business.

Selling is something live, thus I believe sales training is not a good option to improve sales. Coaching and self initiative are the best option to improve the selling skill.

'The Pursuit of Happyness' could be a very good learning tool for sales staffs. 'The Pursuit of Happyness' is inspired by a true story. Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a bright and talented self-employed salesman. Struggling to make ends meet. When Gardner lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships, including being homeless and living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life.

I am inspired by the sales approach and the never give up attitude of Chris Gardner in the movie. Despite the situation turned from bad to worse,  Chris Gardner is making changes and blame nobody.

"I got to learn to do things fast as I have less time compared to others." Being efficient and proper time management is mandatory during he and his son are homeless and need to line up at the entrance of shelter before 5:00pm.

Get the movie and I believe 'The Pursuit of Happyness' is able to inspired you in many aspects.

Read also:
1. The art of selling an inkjet coder
2. RE: Do you know you pay a lot to and fro from work? 
3. Is work from home doable?

Monday, November 09, 2009

Bangkok International Airport

Folks, be warned and be really careful, check the items you bought and give back what does not belong to you even when the shop assistants claimed it is free. I believe the duty free shop assistant would also get involved in such scam. Read on below.

My department secretary informed that her cousin was detained in Bangkok for stealing a box of cigarettes in a duty-free shop in Bangkok International Airport.

He had paid for chocolates and a carton of cigarettes. The cashier put a packet of smokes into his bag and he thought it was a free pack.

He was arrested for shop-lifting and the Thai Police extortion price was MYR30,000 for his release. He spent two nights in jail and paid MYR50 for an air-cond cell, 200-300 baht for each visitor, and RM11,000 for his final release.

The Police shared the money in front of his eyes. On top of that, he was charged in court and fined MYR 2,000 by the magistrate and handcuffed and escorted to his plane.

His passport was stamped "Thief". While there, his relatives requested help from the Malaysian Embassy and was told that they are helpless, as Malaysians are victimised similarly daily and letters and phone-calls to the Thai Authorities are ignored.

He shared a cell with a Singaporean the first  night who paid MYR 60,000 for his release.

The second night was an Indian national who paid USD70,000.

Mind you this is not in a shag downtown Bangkok but in a duty free shop in the Bangkok International Airport .

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Duped by credit card scam upon check in at hotel

You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. When checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for all the charges for your room). You get to your room and settle in. Someone calls the front desk and asked for (example) Room 620 (which happens to be your room).

Your phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on the other end says the following, ' This is the front desk. When checking in, we came across a problem with your credit card information. Please re-read me your credit card number and verify the last 3 digits number at the reverse side of your credit card.'

Not thinking anything you might give this person your information, since the call seems to come from the front desk. But actually, it is a scam of someone calling from outside the hotel/ front desk. They ask for a random room number. Then, ask you for credit card information and address information. Sounding so professional that you do think you are talking to the front desk.

If you ever encounter this problem on your vacation, tell the caller that you will be down at the front desk to clear up any problems. Then, go to the front desk and ask if there was a problem. If there was none, inform the manager of the hotel that someone called to scam you of your credit card information acting like a front desk employee.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Installing Husband!

A woman writes to the IT Technical support Guy

Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and I noticed a distinct slowdown in the overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewellery applications, which operated flawlessly underBoyfriend 5.0.

In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as
Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as  NEWS 5.0,   MONEY 3.0  and CRICKET 4.1.

Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system.

Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.
What can I do?


_______ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________

DEAR Madam,

First, keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system.

Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme. Html and try to downloadTears 6.2 and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update.
If that application works as designed, Husband1.0should then automatically run the applications Jewellery 2.0 and Flowers 3.5..

However, remember, overuse of the above application can causeHusband 1.0 to default to Silence 2.5or Beer 6.1.
Please note that Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Snoring Loudly Beta.

Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0(it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.)

In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly.
You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance.
We recommend:  Cooking 3.0 and  Good Looks 7.7.

Good Luck Madam!

Friday, October 02, 2009

You cannot make the weak strong by making the strong weak

Abraham Lincoln said the same as Dr. Rodgers when he proclaimed "You cannot make the weak strong by making the strong weak!"

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class.

That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.

The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great but when government takes the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

Could not be any simpler than that.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Is work from home doable?

As promised in my previous post 'Working in Small Office Home Office (SOHO) For A Day', this post is all about my view after working at home for a day on 23rd September 2009.

1. Gain more hours in a day by eliminating traveling time to and fro from office.
During work day, my wake up time is at 6:00am. I left my house at around 7:00am and jam all the way along the journey to the office especially before and right after the LDP Sunway toll. It takes up approximately 3 hours per day on travelling time to and fro from work. Driving in Klang Valley at peak hours is not something enjoyable, it is very stressful indeed.

I wake up at 7:00am and start working at around 7:15am after I made myself a cup of hot coffee and a slice of bread. While most of the workers jammed up at the road, I had already started my work.

2. Maintain peak performance all day long
Since secondary school time, I found myself work best at the morning hours from 8:00am to 11:00am. This is also part of the reason I get very mad while stucked in the traffic jam at this period because I am losing the key hours of the day due to the ineffiency of the government.

After the midday meal, we tend to be sleepy and less productive. If you work from home, what best is you can relax yourself at the living hall by listening to music or you are also having a luxury option to go for an afternoon nap for 15 minutes that will definitely boost your performance to the peak for the rest of the day.

3. Full control on the schedule
If you are operating in a SOHO environment, you have full control on your time. Unlike the corporate environment where most of time is spent in meetings, discussions or adhoc enquiries which is treated as something super urgent and important but in real fact, it is just another low priority request from someone 'big' in the organisation.

I managed to work on my priority list as per planned with almost zero interruption while I worked from home.

Do you find yourself very unproductive even though you spent 12 hours a day in the office? The above might be the answer.

4. Work life balance & Healthy lifestyle
This may be the one of the major reason that drives the SOHO lifestyle especially in the western country. I stopped my work at 5:30pm and went for exercise with my wife and kids at the playground nearby.

I have done a survey and found that the most of the us who stay in Klang Valley arrived home from work is at evening hours after 7:00pm.

On 23rd September, I have already had my dinner at 7:00pm. I found myself energetic, stress free and closer to the family.

Do you think work from home is something doable?
In my view, companies in Malaysia shall provide such flexibility as it is a way to increase competitiveness as well as productivity at no cost incurred (in fact cost down). A part form that, I curse the road traffic system in Malaysia. The government is sinful because the hopeless road traffic system is burning our life and money (gasoline) and yet we got no choice but to pay for the toll and head on to the jam.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How does Google Adsense Pay Cheque looks like?

Google Adsense has become something very popular among bloggers. Many of my friends who are casual bloggers like me have also joined the Google Adsense program with the hope to make some pocket money from the blog.

Majority of them do not received their first pay cheque from Google Adsense yet even the Adsense code has been added into their blog for more than a year. These blogs enjoy average 1 click per 1,000 page impressions, thus it could really take a long while for them to receive their very first Google Adsense pay cheque.

If you are a casual blogger and yet to qualify for the very first pay cheque from Google Adsense, this is how Google Adsense pay cheque looks like.

I have registered 3 blogs with
Collection of  health hints and beauty tips on a wide range of subjects for life improvement and healthy living.

Casual blog of mine and also collection of articles on personal growth, self improvement, self-help and personal power.

Reviews and experience sharing blog for Industrial Inkjet Printer and Large Format Printer (Plotter).

Out of these 3 blogs, 90% of the Adsense income is generated through the Industrial Marking & Coding and Large Format Printing Technologies blog because of its niche contents.

In my opinion, Google Adsense program works well with niche content blogs but it is tough to see result in casual blogs. What do you think? 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Working in Small Office Home Office (SOHO) For A Day

I am on leave today (23rd September 2009), but due to the day time career commitment, I need to ensure tasks are accomplished before the set datelines. Due to this reason, I have no choice but to work at home.

Since I always believe that with the modern technology, Small Office Home Office (SOHO) concept is practical and doable, hence I have decided to work at home and see if SOHO concept works for me.

Some facilities that available at my SOHO office:
1. Internet connection (TM Streamyx)
2. Mobile phone (Maxis)
3. Notebook computer

The dining table at my living hall serves as my workstation. I have already started working at local time 7:30am.

I shall share with you my Small Office Home Office (SOHO) lifestyle in the coming post at this blog soon.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

How fast does time pass?

During my bachelorhood, I always thought that I am young and there are still many goals in life to be achieved before giving some priority to the family.

I have not noticed how fast does time pass until I become a father-of-two. The fast progress of my 2 growing up kids has signaled me that time is passing really fast.

How fast does time pass? My answer would be time is passing at light speed.

There is nothing we can do to slow down the time passing speed. As a son, husband and father, below are some reminders I listed down for myself.

1. Spend time with the kids when they need you most. A kid will never be able return to the baby stage once it passed. Go through their growing up stages in life with them. After all, they will start to be independent and treasure their very own life after their college study.

2. Take care of the parents while they are still around. It is too late to regret when one has left the world.

3. Love your spouse as he or she is the only one who will be going through the remaining stages of your life with you. That's why the definition of spouse is life partner.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

RE: Do you know you pay a lot to and fro from work?

Do you know you pay a lot to and fro from work? Yes, I do.

If you are a Malaysians who lives in Kuala Lumpur or Selangor, I doubt that if anyone will disagree the above question.

The Star deputy executive editor, Mr. Soo Ewe Jin has posted an article with the title of "Do you know you pay a lot to and fro from work? " at Thestar Online. (Link to the full article.)

“The Japanese are very punctual. I could leave my house at 8.45am and arrive before 9am, ahead of my staff. And we all left at 5.30pm sharp. I travelled to all the scenic spots throughout Japan during my time there, as weekends were truly free days,”

“Office hours were very strict. If you wanted to stay back after 5pm, you had to make a request in writing. No one ever does that because in the management’s eyes, anyone who had to stay back is either not doing his work well or plain inefficient,”
The above statements were made by 2 of the Ewe Jin's friends who has a chance to be posted on overseas corporate.

Why did Malaysians worked so late neither he or she are working for a Japanese corporation or a European corporation?

In my view, there could be a few factors that contribute to this phenomenon.
1. 'Kiasu' culture- Staying back has somehow perceived a way of the management in gauging the employees commitments toward the work. Hence, many employees are staying back for the sake of hoping to gain some credit from the superior.

2. Avoid traffic jam- This could be the true reason of the majority of the Malaysians who preferred to stay back for an extra 1-2 hours to prevent traffic jam.

3. No time discipline- If one is respecting time, one will plan ahead to ensure all the daily tasks are completed within the day itself. When you have no time discipline, you will compensate your inefficiency by staying back to get things done.

Are you staying back at the office after office hour? What is the reason?

If the reason is as stated at no. 1 or no.3 point, by reading this self help blogs or other related books, you will find your way out.

If the reason that kept you staying back late in the office is due to the traffic, the one who can really give you a hand would be the Malaysia transport minister, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat. But at this moment, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat who is also the MCA president is too busy to spare his time in addressing the Malaysians traffic issue which falls under his transport ministry responsibilities as right now he is allocating his full attention in ways to eliminate his deputy president Datuk Seri Chua Sok Lek as well as the RM 10Millions scandal.

Saturday, August 01, 2009


可以賺很多很多錢,沒有人敢瞧不起你,希望你不要讓我們失望… 』
6 : 00 am起床,刷牙、洗臉、吃早餐,
媽媽 開車趕在 7:20 am 前送他到學校參加早自習

8 : 10 am第一堂課開始 → 5:00 pm 放學,除了午休之外,
5 : 00 pm媽媽準時在校門口接他,他在車上吃便當,因為要趕去補習
6 : 00 pm一、三、五晚上補英文、數學‧
9 : 30 pm媽媽準時在補習班門口等他,接他回家
10 : 00 pm洗完澡後,才開始寫學校的功課
12 : 30 am-1 : 00 am講是講功課寫完了就可以去睡覺,
但通常都必須要寫到 1:30 am 還經常會寫不完 …

有一天同學帶了一本色情圖片的 A 書給他看,血氣方剛的他看得臉紅脖子粗,
他覺得那是他上了國中之後唯一可以令他快樂的事,從此之後他迷上了看 A 書。
有一天上英文課,他把 A 書藏在桌子底下看,正當他看得入迷的時候,
老師忽然出現在他的面前,一把將他的 A 書拿了起來,
大聲怒斥:『 你竟然帶這種書來學校 ……,跟我去訓導處 …… 』。
『 你這個混蛋,爸爸媽媽送你來這麼貴的學校,
你竟然在學校做這種事,我打死你算了 …… 』
主任跟媽媽說:『你兒子帶不良書刊到學校,還在課堂上公然看 A 書,
學校考慮要記他一個大過以資警惕 …… 』
媽媽急著跟訓導主任說:『 主任對不起對不起,那書絕對不是我兒子的,
你可不可以不要記他過,這樣他會留下紀錄 … 』。
回家的路上,媽媽 氣得不想說話,他也不說話,
王八蛋,我的臉全給你丟光了 …… 』。
他趁爸媽都睡覺之後,到廚房拿刀割腕自殺了 …。
孩子躺在血泊裡,大叫先生 ……。
所有親戚、朋友、老師、同學 …,他一律不見。
『 你到底想怎樣 ? 我們哪裡對不起你了,你要這樣對待我跟你媽 ? …… 』
媽媽 急忙拉開爸爸,要爸爸不要再講了 …。
他接著問:『你是我爸媽的朋友嗎 ? 』
我說:『 我不認識你爸媽耶,但我認識你爸爸的朋友叫范叔叔的 !』
我問他:『 你們家有什麼吃的,肚子好餓喔 ? 』
他說:『 不知道,平常都是媽媽做飯;叔叔你自己去看廚房有什麼吃的吧! 』
『有泡麵耶,你要不要吃 ? 』『 媽媽不准我吃泡麵』
他回答;我再問:『 那你想吃嗎 ? 』
他說:『 好呀!』;
你可以幫叔叔去樓下買蛋嗎 ? 他說好呀!
『 爸爸媽媽不准我吃飯看電視!』我跟他說:『 那你想看嗎 ? 』
他說:『 想呀!』那我們就一起來看吧!
吃飽後,我問他泡麵好吃嗎?他說:『 好吃!』
我又問, 媽媽煮的菜好吃嗎?他說:『 好吃!』
他說:『 當然媽媽煮的好吃!』
不能打電動、不能上網不能出去玩,不能跟同學聯絡 …,
除了唸書,我什麼都不能,尤其是不能讓爸媽失望 ……,
我真想一死了之,我真的好想讓爸爸媽媽永遠的後悔 …… !! 』。
他說:『 沒有,但我就是恨他們,我要讓他們遺憾一輩子!
我為什麼要去過那樣的日子,為什麼我不能決定我要什麼? 』



Monday, July 20, 2009

Perodua Myvi Defect: Petrol Smell In The Cabin After Refueling

Most of the corporates are practising the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibilities) to enhance the corporate image buy contributing to the society. I feel extremely annoyed while I read that Perodua is creating public awareness on their CSR activities as while Perodua is short handed in resolving the customer complaints, what's the point of so-called CSR? For show?

My father owned a Perodua Myvi which the petrol smell persists all the while, and the smell become extremely strong everytime after refueling. After I surfed through the web, I understand this is a common defects of most of the Myvi cars (maybe all). There is no effort from the Perodua management in re-calling the Myvi cars for repairing or replacement.

Just imagine the consequences of inhaling of the petrol (gasoline) fumes in long term? It is life threatening!

Where is the professionalism and business ethic of Perodua management? Does CSR carries any meaning to a corporate that shows no business ethic?

Link to the Motor Trader Forum to understand further.

Saturday, July 18, 2009






















~我ㄧ度也差點要放棄~但是老公知道我很喜歡,所以一直堅持:「莎莎也勸我不要辦在這裡,但是我就是喜歡~」老公絕對不能說:「沒辦法,老婆要阿!」目的是同樣"結果"。 只是過程修飾一下,就會離想要的結果更接近



Tuesday, July 14, 2009









Tuesday, July 07, 2009


I ran into a stranger as he passed by, 'Oh excuse me please' was my reply.
He said, 'Please excuse me too; I wasn't watching for you.'

We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.

But at home a different story is told.
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
my son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
'Move out of the way,' I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed, God's still small voice came to me and said,
'While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use,but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor, You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you. He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise, you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes.'

By this time, I felt very small,
and now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
'Wake up, little one, wake up,' I said...

'Are these the flowers you picked for me?'
He smiled, 'I found 'em, out by the tree.

I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue.'

I said, 'Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way.'

He said, 'Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway.'

I said, 'Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue....'

Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us ina matter of days.
But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than into our own family, an unwise investment indeed, don't you think?
So what is behind the story?

Do you know what the word FAMILY means?

Marco's comment:
One of my friend, who feel it is an obligation to stay late at the office. With or without outstanding task, he normally stay until 9:00 to 10:00pm during every work days.

He is in the midst of getting a nanny to take care of his less than one-year-old daughter. I heard that he informed the prospected nanny that he and his wife need to work very late every day and expecting the nanny to take care of his daughter until night time everyday. I really doubt if he can get a right nanny that can give good care of his daughter and at the same time accepting the ridiculous request which is to take care of the baby from 7:00am to at least 9:00pm everyday.

The upbringing process of baby is extremely important. It is the parents duty to take care of the babies, not the grandparents nor the nanny and Indonesian maid. What is the point of having children while you are not taking care of them but your job? It is kind of selfish and irresponsible for giving an excuse that you have a day time job that need to work very late and push away the parenting responsibilities to the maid and nanny.

If you can't give your children and family the priority, it is better to stay bachelor. Agree?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

HP Designjet 'True-to-life' On-line Quiz

I participated the HP Designjet 'True-to-life' online quiz on end May 2009 with the intention of winning one of the fabulous prizes offered by HP.

Among all the prizes, the most attractive prize is the Sony Ericsson mobile phone. HP Designjet is the brand name of HP wide format printer, similar to Canon imagePROGRAF and Epson Stylus Pro large format printer.

As wide format printer or plotter is not a consumer product, I guess the odd of winning one of these prizes is going to be on my side.

Yes, a month later, I received a phone call from AD Innovation (M) Sdn Bhd (HP program centre) that I won a Sony MP3 player. Within a week, the Sony MP3 player received.

Below are some brief specifications of the Sony MP3 player NWZ-B135:
  • plays MP3, WMA, and protected WMA files
  • 2GB embedded memory holds approximately
    • 32 hours of music at 128 Kbps (average MP3 quality)
    • 16 hours at 256 Kbps (higher MP3 quality)
    • other bitrates also supported
  • 3-line backlit LCD screen
  • repeat and random play
  • FM tuner with 30 presets
  • voice and FM recording
  • high-speed USB interface
  • earbud headphones
  • up to 16 hours playback with built-in rechargeable battery
  • weight: 1.02 oz.
  • 3-9/16"W x 15/16"H x 5/8"D
Besides playing songs, this gadget serve as radio and voice recorder as well.

Friday, June 26, 2009

American doctor vs Chinese doctor

While in China , a New York businessman is very sexually promiscuous and does not use a condom all the time he is there.

A week after arriving back home in the States, he wakes one morning to find his penis covered with bright green and purple spots.

Horrified, he immediately goes to see a doctor.

The doctor, never having seen anything like this before, orders some tests and tells the man to return in two days for the results.

The man returns a couple of days later and the doctor says, 'I've got bad news for you, you've contracted Mongolian VD. It's very rare and almost unheard of here, we know very little about it.'

The man looks a little perplexed and says, 'Well, give me a shot or something and fix me up, Doc.'

The doctor answers, 'I'm sorry, there's no known cure. We're going to have to amputate your penis.'

The man screams in horror, 'Absolutely not! I want a second opinion.'

The doctor replies, 'Well, it's your choice. Go ahead, if you want but surgery is your only choice.'

The next day, the man seeks out a Chinese doctor, figuring that he'll know more about the disease. The Chinese doctor examines his penis and proclaims,
'Ah, yes, Mongolian VD. Vewy ware disease.'

The guy says to the doctor, 'Yeah, yeah, I already know that but what can we do? My American doctor wants to operate and amputate my penis!'

The Chinese doctor shakes his head and laughs. 'Stupid American doctor, always want to operate. Make more money that way. No need to amputate!'

Oh, Thank God!' the man replies.

'Yes,' says the Chinese doctor, 'Wait two weeks. Fall off by itself!'

Friday, June 19, 2009

Charity donation for Loke Kai Xin

I came to know this news from a forwarded email. Please read on and spread this news out as it will save one precious life.

Loke Kai Xin was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia when she was three months old and a Kasai procedure (hepatoportoenterostomy) was done way back in February 2009. Unfortunately, the procedure did not cure her condition and she was advised to go for a liver transplant as her last and only option.

Due to underweight, she was advised by UM Specialist Centre (UMSC), Malaysia to seek medical help from Singapore. After the first pre-assessment at National University Hospital of Singapore (NUH), both parents were found to be suitable candidate donors for Kai Xin. Both parents were in NUH on 1st of June 2009 for the second pre-assessment to confirm and determine their suitability to be the donors.

The total cost including post-operations and follow up is expected to be around RM500K which is equivalent to 200K Singapore Dollars (pre-assessment, liver transplant, post operations, follow ups & etc) or more due to her age.

This amount is just too expensive for them to bear in full; therefore they are appealing for your help. Follow the latest progress at:

How to donate?

a. via Maybank Berhad
A fund has been set-up for Kai Xin with the following bank account details. For those who are keen, kindly deposit your donations (cash or cheque) in favour of:

Name: Loke Kai Xin
Maybank Berhad A/C No.: 1-14013-213313

Note: If you are transferring via ATM or Maybank2u, you will see the name Lee Huey Jing appearing for confirmation instead.

b. via Yayasan Sin Chew
1. Issue a cheque to Yayasan Sin Chew.

2. Behind the cheque, please state beneficiary name's, in this case, Loke Kai Xin; and donor's details ie. Chinese/English name, NRIC, address and contact number.

3. Yayasan Sin Chew will mail the donor the official receipt for the contribution after clearance of the cheque. For cash donations, receipt will be issue immediately.

4. Send or submit your cheque to:
19 Jalan Semangat
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Yayasan Sin Chew opens from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm.
For enquiry, please contact: 03-79658888/79658675 (Yayasan Sin Chew).

Yayasan Sin Chew will facilitate the contributions received and will liaise directly with the hospital on the payment of the costs. In the event there is any excess after the payments have been made, the balance of the donations received will be channeled to other charity.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Blood donation

There is a blood donation drive at the company I work for on the coming 2nd July 2009. It was almost 10 years since my last donation of blood.

I've asked around a few of my peers if they will join me as a blood donor. The feedback were just very negative as they seems to be not keen at all. I was turned down by them totally.

I look at this blood donation campaign as a golden opportunity to do some charity as the hospital crew is coming to the doorstep and what we need to do is just lay on the bed, relax and you're done. Honestly, I've forbear towards blood, but it can be easily overcome by keeping my eyes away from the red color precious human fluid. End of the day, there is not a big deal of some small pain where in return it saves life.


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