Sunday, November 30, 2008

Johor CIQ Complex To Open On Monday

Hopefully my next trip to Singapore and back via Johor Bharu will be less congested and more efficient while passing through immigration.

Much awaited CIQ Complex to open officially Monday
JOHOR BAHARU: The much awaited new Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex in Bukit Chagar will be officially opened on Monday.

More info of the CIQ complex on Wikipedia

Nuffnang Friso Family Day Out

29 Nov 2008. Joshua and my family went to One Utama Shopping Centre to attend the Nuffnang Friso Family Day Out., held at Kizsports & Gym which was jointly brought to us by Friso a product of Dutch Lady and Nuffnang.

Opening speech, parents aka parent bloggers and their children.

Kids dancing, follow the abang.

Kids doing the limbo rock and step on the spots first.

Children colouring contest.

Ashley and Andrea loved the playland.

Mummy and the kids enjoying Latte from Dutch Lady. I loved it too, and I had 5 cans of Belgium Chocolate Latte. Yummy.

Fellow blogger Joshua, with his family. His blog on this event Nuffnang Friso Family Day Out @ Kizsports & Gym 1U.

Nutrition talk 'The Goodness of Prebiotics & Probiotics' by Evon Tan from Dutch Lady. Lots of gifts for participants who answered questions.

Parenting talk Chan Lilian a parent blogger from Penang. Her blog The Obnoxious 5xMom.

How to spot a blogger? Click away...

Complimentary buffet lunch, thanks to Nuffnang and Friso. We were served nasi lemak, curry chicken, mixed vegetables, fried noodles, samosa, curry puffs, fried popiah, and some nonya kueh.

Magic show by Mr Banana. Children and parents were entertained by Mr Banana with this magic tricks.

A note to all parents who want to go to the Kizsports & Gym in the near future... Socks must be worn by both adults and children in the Playland at all times. If you forgot to bring socks, fear not you can buy it at Kizsport & Gym.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

See You Again Lunch

17 Nov 2008. We had a 'farewell' lunch for uncle aka teacher Juan at Bao Bao Restaurant in Bandar Mahkota Cheras, before he left for Kuching 'permanently'.

Teacher Juan still being a teacher to the kids.

Juan you've been a blessing to our family and the church, especially the children. See you again in the near future.

Friday, November 28, 2008

AirAsiaX Flight To London

Most of you would have known this... Air Asia X flights to London beginning next year March.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pulau Tikus

Pulau Tikus (Rat island), Penang. Picture taken from Copthorne Orchid Hotel.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

How to dry your car

How to dry your car after a car wash... Use clothes pegs. Saw this car, parked at Linda's apartment in Penang.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The olden days

Picture taken from an old photo from Linda's album. Look at brother Jo, so slim.

(Picture L-R) Eunice, Linda, Oliver, Joshua, Anna Grace and Paulla

Friday, November 21, 2008

Spock aka Sylar

Sylar from Heroes??? Has Skylar taken over Spocks body...

Zachary Quinto as Spock on Star Trek to be release in year 2009.

Check out the Star Treks trailer on

3 Two Square Nasi Lemak Again

Nasi Lemak at 3 Two Square food court again... 3 days in a row. I am going to get fat.

Add a fried egg and a milo ais, RM 2.90.

Klang Valley... The Sequel

KV2 the new growth venue (News from The Star Online)
THE Klang Valley 2 (KV2) was created when the authorities found that the Klang Valley was no longer able to cope with the increasing demand for development.
The KV2 covers two main districts in the southern part of Selangor — Sepang and Kuala Langat.
The KV2 development, involving 142,000ha, had lifted off earlier with the opening of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), Cyberjaya and the KL International Airport (KLIA), all located within the KV2.
...among the current projects under KV2 are Sepang Goldcoast and Science Park 2 located in Sepang and the Canal City in Kuala Langat, respectively.

Sepang Goldcoast set to be a landmark resort
THE Sepang Goldcoast is set to become a landmark resort for the Klang Valley 2 when completed in a few years.

The development involves a 22km stretch of beach fronting the sheltered waters of the Straits of Malacca and located at the popular Bagan Lalang beach in Sepang.

Big thrust forward for SSP2
THE Selangor Science Park 2 (SSP2) was created as an expansion of the PKNS Selangor Science Park 1 located in Kota Damansara. It is now gearing for a big thrust forward.

The 330.5ha SSP2 is located at Bukit Baja in Sepang. It is a project under the massive Klang Valley 2 (KV2) development scheme.

Dutch Lady: World Of Effective Learning

Week long activities organized by Dutch Lady at Mid Valley... World Of Effective Learning

Date: 21 November to 2 December 2008
Venue: Mid Valley - Exhibition Centre (Hall 01)

Dutch Lady website

Dutch Lady: Jom Heboh '08

Latest activities organized by Dutch Lady... Jom Heboh '08

Date: 22 - 23 November 2008
Time: 8:00 AM onwards
Venue: Stadium Batu Kawan, Seberang Prai, Penang

Dutch Lady website

Thursday, November 20, 2008

3 Two Square Nasi Lemak

I had breakfast this morning at 3 Two Square food court (LG1 carpark). Second time in a row this week. I joined Silas and Rachel yesterday when they came to try the nasi lemak.

I arrived at the food court before 7:30 AM this morning, and was surprised that the nasi lemak bungkus was all packed and ready. Normally I had to wait until after 7:30AM.

The 'kak' said she does not want to let her customers wait for the nasi lemak, that is why they prepared it earlier today.
I informed the 'kak', based on comments I received yesterday, about adding more ikan bilis and kacang. She said if they did that, she would have to increase the price of the nasi lemak from RM1 to RM1.50, based on her reason that 1KG of ikan bilis now cost RM24.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Office Announcement

My GM, Peter just announced that he is leaving the company Friesland Foods Service Center Asia Pacific (FFSCAP) this Friday.

Reason given, with the recent merger of Friesland and Campina, FFSCAP is now to report to Corporate IT (CIT) in Holland. Currently we are reporting to Dutch Lady Malaysia. There is a restructuring of management and our new boss will be a Dutch.

Official announcement from management by end of today, via circular.

All the best Peter in your future undertakings.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Discount On PLUS & ELITE

News on plans for discount and rebates for PLUS and ELITE highways next year.

10% discount for night riders
Passenger car owners will now enjoy a 10 percent discount for traveling between midnight and 7am on the North-South Expressway (Plus) and North-South Expressway Central Link (Elite).
The new system will take effect from Jan 1, 2009 and end in Dec 31, 2010.

Bryan's Baby Full Moon

Bryan's baby turned one month old yesterday. He gave some of us colleagues a full moon package from Ayamas.

This is my lunch. Thanks Bryan.

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Sports & Graduation Day: Part II

9th Nov 2008. Sports day.

March pass...

Lets sing the NegaraKu...

Dance performance...

Run and take your turn...

Malaysia's children Boleh!!!! Cheer them on....

Send in the clown...

Happy kids with their gold medals...

Sports & Graduation Day: Part I

9th Nov 2008. Our children's kindergarten sports and graduation day, held recently at Kajang high School.

Before the start, Ashley, fellow graduates and her teacher.

Speeches and song presentations

Step right up to receive your certificates...

Family photo...


New Fuel Price Today

Fuel down by 15sen
KUALA LUMPUR: Petrol and diesel will be sold 15sen cheaper per litre from Tuesday onwards following the Government’s decision to lower fuel prices in tandem with the downward trend of global oil prices. The pump price of RON97 petrol will be RM2 a litre from RM2.15 while the retail price of RON92 petrol and diesel is RM1.90 a litre

Monday, November 17, 2008

The More The Merrier

Samy Vellu has been at the head of MIC for nearly 30 years and he still feels that he can continue to head MIC for many years to come. Is 100 enough, maybe more, lets wait and see.

Samy Vellu to defend MIC presidency
KUANTAN: MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu will not call it quits, saying that he is ready to face any challenger
“I welcome any challenger. I hope 100 aspirants will stand for president,” Samy Vellu said...

Reduced Price For My Teh and Roti Kosong

Had my breakfast this morning at Simon's Delight Restaurant, one teh see peng and one roti kosong. The cost, RM2.70. Last week when I ate here it was RM2.90.

Finally I can see some reduction in the price of food, eventhough it is 20 cents.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Shoddy Work By Contractors In Bandar Mahkota Cheras

Contractors who resurfaced roads in the vicinity of Bandar Mahkota Cheras and Bandar Sungai Long, are doing a shoddy job, with potholes and uneven roads even after the roaqds are resurfaced.

The roads are also dusty and sliperry due to the dirt left on the road.

There are no indication that the roadwork is not completely done, until you reach the area, by than it is already too late.

From The Star online... Pothole causes meat seller serious injuries
A pothole in Bandar Mahkota Cheras, Kajang, has caused serious injuries to a meat seller.

Ng Chee Heng, 40, who lives in the township and makes his living there, fell from his motorcycle when he hit the pothole in Jalan Mahkota. The incident occurred at 3.30pm on Nov 6.

A dazed Ng was later carried to the side of the road by passers-by.

He sustained a gash on his forehead that required two stitches and had bruises on other parts of his body.

Satay Celup Has Arrived In Kajang

We found this Satay Celup restaurant in Kajang, Restaurant Old Home Town, which is located behind Kajang Convent school, near Crystal Hotel, and behind CIMB Bank.

We had the buffet, eat as much as you can until you get 'jelak'. Price per person RM12.90. If I am not mistaken, one stick cost RM1.20.

As Marilyn said, it is ok larrrrr. The peanut sauce could be much better, it is a bit watery. The food on the sticks does not look as fresh. Melakan (in Melaka) Satay Celup is much much better.

We must make another trip down to Melaka to get the real original Satau Celup.

Family Outing @ Metro Kajang

A day out at Metro Kajang.

(Clockwise from Top-right) Andrea modeling at FOS window. The girls at Parksons toy section. Princess Andrea. The girls posing on a giraffe.

* Photos taken with SE K800i

Learn Mandarin (Conversation Level 1)

Anyone interested to to learn Mandarin (Conversation Level 1) ...

Date: 1st December 2008 to 16 March 2009
Date: Every Monday
Time: 7.00 PM - 9.00 PM
Venue: UTAR , Section 13, Petaling Jaya
Duration: 15 weeks
Fee: RM400 per participant

MAS: What You See Is What You Pay... Remember... From

Exclude, include, exclude, include, please advertise with all tax and surcharges...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Y R U Here

Thanks for the letter of the day...

Look inside the camera

I am speechless...

Police keep video camera for 'investigation'
The video camera, which was seized from a Malaysiakini journalist at a candlelight vigil on Sunday, will not be returned to the online news website until the police have completed their investigations.
This was despite that the police were told that they need not keep the camera as the tape should be sufficient enough for their investigation.

However, the police said they have to take a “look inside the camera”.

Here have a look at...

* This video camera might be different than MalaysiaKini's video camera

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What I learn today: DI unit

From Wikipedia... DI Unit

A DI unit, DI box, Direct Box or simply DI is an electronic device that connects a high impedance line level signal that has an unbalanced output to a low impedance mic level balanced input, usually via XLR connector. DIs are frequently used to connect an electric guitar or electric bass to a mixing console's microphone input. The DI performs level matching, balancing, and either active buffering or passive impedance bridging to minimise noise, distortion, and ground loops. DIs do not perform impedance matching.

DI (pronounced dee EYE) is variously claimed to stand for direct input, direct injection or direct interface. DIs are extensively used with professional and semi-professional PA systems and in sound recording studios.

A versatile active stereo DI with pass through in mono mode only