Sunday, May 31, 2009

Family: Genting

Picture: SnowWorld

I took my family to Genting for the weekend. Our first snow experience here in Malaysia a SnowWorld.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Jaya Supermarket Collapsed

Rach told me something happened at Jaya, section 14 yesterday evening. The police closed the road to Jaya supermarket. This morning 2 lanes at the main road of Jaya, and the 2 road at the side of Jaya were closed by police. What happened.?

Jaya Supermarket accident: Workers trapped, one dead
Aerial view of the landmark Jaya Supermarket building in Section 14 in Petaling Jaya. - Glenn Guan/The Star
* Picture from The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: The abandoned Jaya Supermarket in Section 14 here collapsed after demolition operations went awry on Thursday evening.

Part of the four-storey building, a landmark of the city, collapsed at about 4:45pm, trapping nine Indonesian construction workers. Others working at the site managed to escape....

Click link to read report

Jaya Supermarket collapses

* Picture from The Star Online

* Picture from The Star Online

Click link to read report

The Star: The Canticle Singers

Soulful music from The Canticle Singers

Whether its gospel, pop, jazz or classical, The Canticle Singers tackle music with charm and commitment....

Sing along: Joanne Poh (seated) rehearsing with (from left) Timothy Au Ming Shern, Christopher Sam, Sarah Yong Chi Yen, Keilly Lim May Harn and Phoebe Tan Yan-Xin

I know 2 persons here in this photo, Joanne and Kelly.

Click on link to read report

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

MyCause Photography Contest

The power to make a difference is in your hands. Take a photo to help get up to RM 100,000 for a cause of your choice

Click on link for more information

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dale Carnegie: Leadership

“Life truly is a boomerang. What you give, you get.”
- Dale Carnegie

Leadership is the creation of environments that influence others to achieve group goals. People support a world they help create. To develop the leader in you, try the following guidelines:
  • Develop personal leadership
  • Communicate to lead
  • Recognize human potential
  • Build cooperation
  • Make decisions
  • Manage conflict and change
Dale Carnegie training website

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Quote From My Friend Abraham

“I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end”
(Abraham Lincoln)

Dale Carnegie: Successful Presentation

“If your own mind is muddled, much more will the minds of your hearers be confused.”
- Dale Carnegie

The effective speaker should have a clearly organized and purposeful presentation. Here is the basic structure of a successful presentation:
  • Opening - Favorably attract immediate interest from the audience
  • Message - Clearly state your message or theme
  • Evidence - Establish credibility and inspire respect and confidence by using convincing evidence
  • Closing - Leave the audience with a favorable, memorable impression
Dale Carnegie training website

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Soldier Fights In Pink Boxers In Afghanistan

Moment teenage soldier went into battle against Taliban... wearing 'I love New York' pink boxer shorts

Soldier Fights In Pink Boxers In Afghanistan - Makes NY Times Front Page

Click to watch on YouTube

Monday, May 18, 2009

2nd H1N1 Case In Malaysia

Immediate home quarantine a must for those who took Flight AK5358
PUTRAJAYA: Health departments nationwide have been directed to place under immediate home quarantine all those on AirAsia Flight AK5358 last Wednesday from the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang to Penang.
There were 102 passengers – all believed to be Malaysians – on the flight, among them the country’s second A (H1N1) flu case, a 21-year-old female Malaysian student who had flown in from the United States.

Click on link to read report

Another student has A (H1N1) flu
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is stepping up efforts to contain the spread of influenza A (H1N1) after a second person came down with the illness.

The second patient — a 21-year-old female student in the United States — was admitted after she sought treatment at the Penang Hospital on Friday. She is from Kerian in Perak.

She was on board the same flight as the first patient....

Click on link to read report

21-year-old student from US has H1N1
PUTRAJAYA: The influenza A(H1N1) virus has landed in Malaysia.

The first case of the flu with pandemic potential was confirmed when a young student who returned from the United States on Wednesday de­veloped a fever and was hospitalised.

The 21-year-old student, who flew on Malaysia Airlines flight MH091 from Newark, New Jersey, to the KL International Airport (KLIA) via Stockholm in Sweden, has been placed in an isolation ward at the Sungai Buloh Hospital since Thursday evening and is being treated with anti-viral medication.

Click on link to read report

Saturday, May 16, 2009


A few of my colleagues were arguing (friendly argument) if the word "creature" can be used to describe people.

Yes the word "creature" can be used to described people...

According to Cambridge Dictionary

noun [C]
1 any large or small living thing which can move independently; an animal:
. Rain forests are filled with amazing creatures.
. Don't all living creatures have certain rights?
. Blue whales are the largest creatures ever to have lived.

2 used to refer to a life form that is unusual, unknown or imaginary:
. The unicorn is a mythical creature.
. The film was about creatures from outer space.
. The duck-billed platypus is a truly bizarre creature.

3 used to refer to a person when an opinion is being expressed about them:
. John is a strange/weak/pathetic creature.
. A lovely blonde creature (= a beautiful blonde woman) walked into the room.

Creature of Habit may refer to in Wikipedia
. one who is extremely used to their own habits and does not function well without them.

RON97 From September 1, 2009

From Sept 1, I will change using RON97 petrol to RON95 petrol.

Petrol price from September 1, 2009...
. RON95 @ RM1.75 per litre
. RON97 @ RM2.00 per litre

RON95 to be priced 25 sen cheaper than RON97
PUTRAJAYA: RON95 petrol will be priced at RM1.75 per litre, five sen cheaper than the RON97 available now.

When the RON95 petrol is introduced from Sept 1, RON97 petrol will cost RM2 per litre....

Click link to read report

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Star: Malaysia confirms first case of A(H1N1) flu

Malaysia confirms first case of A(H1N1) flu
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Friday confirmed its first case of the A(H1N1) flu in a 21-year-old student who returned from the United States on Wednesday morning.

All passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH091 from Newark on Wednesday are urged to contact the Health Ministry...

Click link to read report

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pulau Ketam Drog... Dog

You would look like Drog too if you were the Pulau Ketam dogs.

Plight of the swamp dogs

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sad Day In Perak Malaysia

Taiwanese parliament chaos right here in Perak, Malaysia. Let my feelings be shown via YM emoticons

All major newspapers today have reported on yesterdays sitting. Search for 'Perak State Assembly'.

Photos Perak State Assembly Chaos

Updated report on MalaysiaKini on the ongoings inside the assembly and outside.
Sivakumar dragged out, BN speaker takes over
From MalaysiaKini (User ID and password required)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Dale Carnegie: Change

“Keep your mind open to change all the time. Welcome it. Court it. It is only by examining and reexamining your opinions and ideas that you can progress.”
- Dale Carnegie

In approaching a problem in your department, try this method:
  • Call a meeting with those persons who are familiar with this problem. It should include your own staff, of course, but it may be advantageous to invite persons from related areas who can contribute their ideas.
  • Let all the participants know the subject to be discussed in advance to the meeting.
  • Record all ideas, but do not attempt to analyze them at this time.
  • After a period of incubation (anywhere from a half hour to a full day), call the team together, and run another 15 - 30 minute session. Record these new ideas.
  • Have the team select three to five of the best ideas.
  • Develop that idea.
Dale Carnegie training website

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bundaberg Root Beer

Andrew C knows that I like Root Beer, so he recommended an Australian Root Beer. Bundaberg Root Beer.

So far I found it only at Cold Storage. It cost RM3.99 at Cold Storage Jaya One. I bought one a few weeks ago to try it. I like, I like... taste nice and not too sweet.

I told Andrew, since it cost more than the A&W Root Beer, I can only budget for a Bundaberg Root Beer, once a month :-) Last Thurday he bought one and gave it to me, I don't have to budget for one this month. I still haven't drank it yet. Thanks Andrew.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cobra Alarm Immobilizer Casing

Where do you go to change the Cobra alarm immobilizer casing? Head to Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

My immobilizer casing has worn off and it is time to change the casing. Each casing cost RM15.

CSE Cobra
118-120, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-77297540

Located on the same row as Bank Bumiputra Commerce and opposite Mobil petrol station.

Open during office hours on weekdays.

Family Trip To Sepang

On labour day last week, my family and I went to Bagan Lalang, Sepang for a night. We stayed in our "holiday" home in Pantai Sepang Putra.

The kids had fun in the plastic swimming pool.

We had dinner at Restoran Bagan Lalang Seaview, Bagan Lalang. You can't really see the sea. I had to cross the road and walk on the beach to catch a bit of the sunset.

There were lots of vehicles and people that evening in Bagan Lalang, due to the 1st May holiday. All the restaurants and eating places were crowded.

(Clockwise, from Top-left) Sweet sour fish which was supposed to be "not" spicy for the kids, but it was; ikan bakar; sotong goreng and kangkung.

One more vegetable dish did not arrive, so we cancelled it.

Breakfast the next day after checking out from our holiday home.

Restoran Sungai Pelek serves dim dum for breakfast only during the weekends.

We headed home after breakfast.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Canon EOS 500D: Preview

Canon EOS 500D/Rebel T1i DSLR

Canon EOS 500D (Rebel T1i) hands-on preview by What Digital Camera
Click on link to view video on YouTube