Saturday, 24 December 2011

Wishing Everyone Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!



Hope you guys have a fun time getting all the nice pressies and stuffing your stomach with all the nice food and wince this Christmas season!!! Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

A grand masterpiece...

Got a request from my collegue to change the person in the photo (for presentation purpose)....and this is what he got from me:


Sunday, 4 December 2011

Desperate sales promoters...

I have been insanely busy with my work in the last couple of weeks and finally last weekend I had some time off to visit one of Malaysia's largest exhibition of gadgets and pretty girls.

As usual, crowd was heavy and the stalls were filled and show-offing new, highly advanced tech items. My friends and I spent a few hours there looking around and testing some of the stuff there...well ...I was looking at the girls there more...but then most of the time my view will be blocked by the DLSR-ers (since they are the frequent visitors there..I wonder if they have a whole collection of the girls, categorised by different periods/syle etc. that I can obtain/download from).

I was a bit dissapointed with the exhibition as I was expecting some demo on the latest Android OS, the ice scream sandwich and a variety of ultra thin ultrabooks. There was nothing on Android, and only a handful on ultraboks available, the rest are the stuff you can see everyday at LowYat, with a lower price tag. I feel that the organisers should take the advantage of the crowd and showcase some new items there, similar to the Tech Conference in some countries.

Towards the end of the tour, I was again pitted against waves of aggressive mobile carriers and credit card promoters. But I noticed this time around they were really desperate to get you to sign on their offer. They tried to persuade me without giving me information on the product or offer. How awesome is that?

Here's some of the shitty persuasions I have encountered at the exhibition:

sales promoter: Sir, you want unifi (broadband connection)?

me: I am currently using it at the moment. Thank you.

sales promoter: Eerr...ok...so..

another sales promoter: unsubscribe and re-subscribe la...(in a joking tone...but I could feel the promoter somehow really wish that I would do that)

The sales promoter can instead ask me about the package I am using at the moment and try to get me sign/or upgrade to the package with higher speed, and of course he/she will need to persuade me by telling me the benefits and a very good reason for doing that.

The next one is the credit card promoter (I have encountered a lot of credit card promoters and most of them tried to persuade me with the same tactic)

credit card promoter: Sir, do you have a moment, I just want to talk to you.

me: ok?

credit card promoter: So, which bank are you using at the moment? I am not trying to ask you to sign up, just want to give you some information.

me: XXX bank and XXX bank.

credit card promoter: So you want to sign up with our bank?

me: I already got enough credit cards. I don't need another one.

credit card promoter: Our card very good one.

me: ..... (That is your info?) Thank you, but I really don't need another one.

credit card promoter: Please la, help me a bit la (to get the commision). Help me la.

me: ..... (Then who the fuck is going to help me to settle the annual fees and service tax for the new card????)

What bollocks is that? This has to be one of the worse tactic used. That guy should really do some research on different banks and try to present the benefits of their card over other banks to the people they approach.

End of my rumbling...good night...

Thursday, 10 November 2011

11.11.11

Are you going to do something special and memorable on this day?

For me it will be work, work and work...perhaps a large doner kebab after work. :D

Friday, 14 October 2011

Steve Jobs changed the world, and the mind of the new generation...



Credit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXV-yaFmQNk&feature=player_embedded

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Apple founder Steve Jobs dies...

Apple co-founder and Chairman Steve Jobs died today, Apple said. He was 56.

"Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives," Apple said in a statement. "The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."

Jobs had been suffering from various health issues following the seven-year anniversary of his surgery for a rare form of pancreatic cancer in August 2004. Apple announced in January that he would be taking an indeterminate medical leave of absence, with Jobs then stepping down from his role as CEO in late August.

Jobs had undergone a liver transplant in April 2009 during an earlier planned six-month leave of absence. He returned to work for a year and a half before his health forced him to take more time off. He told his employees in August, "I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come."

One of the most legendary businessmen in American history, Jobs turned three separate industries on their head in the 35 years he was involved in the technology industry.

Personal computing was invented with the launch of the Apple II in 1977. Legal digital music recordings were brought into the mainstream with the iPod and iTunes in the early 2000s, and mobile phones were never the same after the 2007 debut of the iPhone. Jobs played an instrumental role in the development of all three, and managed to find time to transform the art of computer-generated movie-making on the side.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

When your own race doesn't give a F*** about you...

This morning I went out to run some errands in Taipan Subang Jaya. As usual, the area there was packed with cars filled with families going there for a weekend meal. I was at a junction where I saw a female driver who looks like a foreigner, blocking the road (between the HSBC building and Maybank)I need to turn into Initially I wanted to honk a bit to let her know that she is blocking the road, but before I hit the center of my steering wheel, I saw that she was stucked because of the driver in front. The chinese female driver was reversing her car out of the parking spot and was blocking the foreign driver's way.

After a few minutes maneuvering the car, the chinese female driver managed to create some space for the foreign driver to proceed her journey. But this time she came blocking the road leading the small road (in fact her car was blocking people from both directions). The queue started building up behind me and the drivers behind me were starting to get irritated. Everyone started honking (same goes for me) as she was taking way too long . Because my car was the first in the line, she gave me a nasty look (a big "BITCH" can be seen written on her face) and started cursing at me in the car. The staring and cursing wasted another few seconds which to Malaysian drivers, is a heck of a long time. This time, she tried to reverse further to get into the small road where she could instead, proceed in front and make a turning there which would instantly release the deadlock and return the traffic back to normal.

In case you can't visualise the bi*ch expression at that time

As she was taking her own sweet time reversing her vechicle, (wonder how she managed to get her driving licence, she can't even do a proper and simple reverse), I gave her another honk, asking her to speed up a bit. She gave me another nasty look, the same as the first one. I actually thought of honking her continously so that she will keep on giving me the nasty looks since she is so responsive to my honks. But I care for other road users (golden halo on my head) and decided not to do so. After a few more minutes, she managed to get her car into the small road and traffic resumed as normal.

If you think this is over, then you are completely wrong as she caused another deadlock at another junction in front .



Later in the evening, I went out to collect my car from the service center. On the way back, I did a very idiotic thing when trying to adjust my car seat. I actually pulled the trigger that opens my car boot. I can't do anything at that time as I was in the middle of the road and the traffic light was sturing green soon. From my back mirror, I could see a Malay driver and his famiy in the car behind me was looking at my car boot with their eyes wide open. They started chatting to each other while pointing at my car boot.

"Laugh all you want...I don't care. I am a stupid driver." I said to myself, trying to find some comfort. When I looked into the mirror for a second time, I saw the driver swayed away and stopped beside me. The Malay family looked at me and started pointing and gesturing that my car boot was opened. It was quite funny looking at them as they seemed to be more frantic than I. I replied back to them that I knew and thanked them for that.

It was really heart warming to see the real 1 Malaysia spirit in action (different races caring for one another) , rather than the souless, unappealing and sickening 1 Malaysia advertisements that appear in almost everywhere.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Busy week ahead...

Here's something to make up for the absence of new entries....been really busy lately

Stupid photos taken from my Taiwan trip in May 2011:





Stop making stupid suggestions!!!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Ministry of Transport...wake up

Malaysian roads have become one of the most dangerous places on Earth. If you have been to one, it's a hell of a journey. For the past few weeks, my car was almost rammed into by more than 6 idiots. They were either zig-zagging (without signal), cutting queues (again, without signals), tailgating, etc. Last week, my virgin car was finally "fucked" by an idiot driver. The funny thing was that my car was stuck (static) in a traffic jam and she still can crash into my rear.

Strict rules should be enforced by the police and JPJ (miracle needed here). Here are some of my ideas:

1. Drivers who have caused more than 3 accidents (the ones at fault here) will get their cars confiscated and lose their insurance. They still need to settle their car loans if any.

1.1 Drivers who repeat the same offence after 1 will get the same punishment from 1 plus 10 whippings and RM 30k fine.

1.2 Drivers who repeat the same offence again (either true idiot or stubborn arses) will be sentence to death (no hope for them anymore).

2. Summons should be settled before the deadline. Drivers who failed to do so after the expiry date will get 10 times the amount each day(e.g for two days it will be 300x10x10 = RM 30,000).

3. For hit and run case, if the party at fault fails to turn up and file a police report after the specified date, he/she will be considered "guilty" for hit and run. The victim can claim from the other party's insurance immediately. The party at fault will get RM30,000 fine, 10 whippings and lose the insurance. (current system is really flawed, causing a lot of hassle and long waiting time for the victims who are already quite sad and pissed off).


Feel free to contribute more ideas, the ones stated above won't be enforced anyway (I'd be damn surprise if the do).

Let's make the highway a better place for driving start from today!!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Taipei Trip II - Double-de-Zoo...


One of the attractions not to be missed when you are in Taipei...howeverI was slightly irritated during my trip there.

Being a bachelor, it's envious to see those couples walking hand-in-hand around the place...

Check out the couple behind me

Even the animals try to make me feel jealous of them...dammit



However, cupid was lingering around me that day. By chance, I manage to find a lonely panda in the exhibition hall....


and flirted with it....



Meet my new partner


Remarks: The zoo is definitely worth visiting. Lucky for me, there wasn't many people visiting the panda since it was a weekday...

Next...Retarded photos during the Taipei Trip...

Monday, 20 June 2011

Taipei Trip I...

Finally got some time to post a bit on my Taipei trip in may..


Photos fire away!!! (Click for larger image)





Taipei 101


Taipei Main Station



Presidential Palace



Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Center


Street At Night


Old School pinball


Remark: Taipei is a really beautiful and vibrant city. Though the weather is a bit shit...it has been raining throughout my 5 day trip..and the wind even broke my umbrella!!!

More photos up in the next post!!!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

I think I'll get one of these...



I wonder if they have the horned version, where it'll release some flames when I got angry....hmmm

Source: BBC News

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Life's not that good recently....

Recently I was really busy...Tired...Stressed out....and few days ago when I was driving in Bukit Bintang area, a group of birds gave me a cluster bomb from the above........

.....and imagine driving a car where 80% of the surface is covered with white poo around KL..just awesome!!!


Monday, 9 May 2011

Embarassing moment...

Just a moment ago, the personnel at the hotel which I booked early this year for my planned Taiwan trip, called me up to confirm my trip.

Taiwan Hotel guy: @$#$#$$%#@!#!@#!

Me: Hello??

Taiwan Hotel guy: @$#$#$$%#@!#!@#!

Me: Hello??

Taiwan Hotel guy: @$#$#$$%#@!#!@#!

Me: Can you speak English please?

Taiwan Hotel guy: @$#$#$$%#@!#!@#!

Me: Maybe you got the wrong number...(hangs up)

I was like WTF?? So weirdo making prank calls...and calling from overseas some more. Seconds later, my phone rang again....

The Hotel lady: Hello, sir, I am calling from CityInn hotel...(with a very strong Chinese accent)

Me: Oh!!

The Hotel lady: Just want to confirm about your stay. When will you be reaching?

Me: Around 12.

The Hotel lady: Ok, thank you very much.

I didn't even know they called me up until I talked to the second lady, cause all I heard was all gibberish (not sure if it is Mandarin, Hokkein, or some other native langugage). That call really wakes me up from my afternoon drowsiness in the office...

Monday, 2 May 2011

World's most wanted man....Dead

The most recognizable sign of "Terror" in the world


Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces in Pakistan, President Barack Obama has said.

Bin Laden was killed in a ground operation outside Islamabad based on US intelligence, the first lead for which emerged last August.

Mr Obama said after "a firefight", US forces took possession of the body.

Bin Laden is believed to be the mastermind of the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001 and a number of others.

He was top of the US' "most wanted" list.

Mr Obama said it was "the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al-Qaeda".

The US has put its embassies around the world on alert, warning Americans of the possibility of al-Qaeda reprisal attacks for Bin Laden's killing.


Crowds gathered outside the White House in Washington DC, chanting "USA, USA" after the news emerged.

A US official quoted by Associated Press news agency said Bin Laden's body had been buried at sea, although this has not been confirmed.

Full Story here: BBC news

Monday, 25 April 2011

Saturday Showdown...

I was strolling around Bukit Bintang area with my friends last Saturday a and I bumped into a demonstration outside Maybank. This was my first time in my life time witnessing a protest first hand...how lucky!! (Too bad there weren't any water cannons around to excite things further).


The protestors were singing and chanting their slogans..quite a public performance there..too bad it wasn't in the news (I was looking around, hoping to get myself on TV or in the news...too bad no reporters there...XD)


The number of people protesting were around 30-50 people, and the busybodies (including myself) enjoying the show there were in the hundreds. The policemen whose job is to control the crowd became the tour guide instead as many passer-bys were asking them about the protest!!!

Having to much excitement, me and my friends went to Genting to cool ourselves down....

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Sarawakians..the ball is at your feet now...(Updated)

The much awaited and excited Sarawak state election is just around the corner (though I am already sick of elections after 16 by elections). Fellow Sarawakians, the power is in your hand now...

OR



Give the opposition a chance for governance, if you don't like it, you can throw them out in the next election. Malaysia really need some refreshing faces in the cabinet...it will make us feel better everyday...




Let us create a better Malaysia...


Credit: Pictures obtained from Google image.

Updates!!
Poll result: The old f@#$ won....

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Can't decide which mobile phone is best for you? Try this..

I came across an interesting test which provides some help if you plan on getting a new mobile phone. It will provide some recommendations and the review for the device, though the list is quite limited and possibly outdated.

Link here: Mobile Phone Configurator

Here's my result:



Guess I'll be playing with the green robot instead of munching on the fruit...

Friday, 25 March 2011

Big Fat Liar....

A month ago, a major car manufacturer announced a recall on two of the models due to a fault. My car was one of the models and since I am a heavy road user, I went to the authorized service center to get more information about it, just to make sure that it is still ok for me to travel far. (I travel about 160km per day)...

I got to the service counter and asked the guy there. All I got was "There is no problem with the car assembled in Malaysia, only the ones assembled in Thailand are affected." I was like "WTH....they did not say that on the official website". The guy continue to "convince" me that there is nothing to worry about....

A month later, I got a letter from the car manufacturer..asking me to sent my car back for an "upgrade"...(car being recalled due to the fault). Just f$@#ing awesome, the guy at the service center just told a bit fat lie to me. He could at least told me that my car was affected but should be fine if I don't do this and that, so that I know what to do or at least react to the situation if anything happens due to the fault. But no, he insist that my car is perfectly fine, which it isn't. Luckily the fault did not cause any major problems for me..so far (touch wood...touch wood)...or he'll get screwed for sure...

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank that asshole for giving me the wrong information, may his body rot bit by bit for every car owner he lied to throughout his service there...Oh did I mention which service center...it's USJ Car Express in USJ Subang Jaya...



Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Sex is the current "IN" thing in Malaysia.....

Nowadays, when you turn on the TV, or read up the news paper, or even talk to some Malaysians, they will tell you a lot about SEX. Since the famous sex biography few years back, the topic got even more coverage.

The government even went further to create stories just to satisfy the fellow Malaysians, hence we got the "Sodomy II", a sequel to "Sodomy I" by Krony studio. The team is also very generous in bringing back the main lead from the previous series. The storyline is even more exciting and interesting.

For the pleasure of the general public and to benefit from the ever rising popularity of the main lead, Krony studio has created the latest movie, entitled "A night in the Hotel", with a budget of 36 million ringgit. The movie also saw the first use of a foreign hot girl as the second lead, a switch from the usual wrinkled-big-bellied old farts.

According to the spokesman from Krony studio, this is just one of the titles in the of the PRemium Series.Some of the upcoming titles include "Fun on the wheelchair", "Rocket Girls" etc. However, he remained tight-lipped on the storyline. "The time will come. "he said. "Hope the public will like our creations." When asked about the cancellation of the much awaited "Fantasies of the plumpkin called Rose", he said there was much implications and technical difficulties along with the high cost when producing the movie. Thus, the team has no choice but to drop it from the list.

Free breakfast from McD....


Just spend RM 5 in McDonald's from 4 am to 11 am and you're entitled to a free meal!!!!
Valid till 31st March 2011 (Only available in Malaysia)


Saturday, 12 March 2011

Centipede Hill....

Location: Somewhere near or in Seremban



Close up shot of the carvings...sign says "Centipede Hill" in Chinese characters




View overlooking a small town


Temple structures

Some say we look alike, what'ya think?

Saturday, 26 February 2011

New and effective law to reduce accident on Malaysian roads...

I'm sick of getting stuck in the traffic jam which is caused by some dumb idiots on the highway (caused by human error i.e. speeding, zig-zagging and not natural causes). Therefore, I strongly suggest our government to look into implementing my little suggestion here:

  • If a driver has caused an accident (due to human error) and that lead to heavy traffic jam on the road/highway, all other motorists passing by the site is required to spit on the offender.
  • The punishment will last for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Fine will be imposed on the motorist who, for some reasons, decided not to spit on the offender.
  • If the offender requires medical attendance/hospitalisation from the accident (injuries), he/she will be place in public areas (shopping malls or toll booth) for the public to spit at. The duration is set at a minimum of 2 hours.
  • The duration of the punishment depends on the severity of the offense.

If this law is passed in the parliament, I'm pretty sure the accident rate can be reduced by at least 80% .....

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

What do car manufacturers say when there is a defect??

BMW: We'll fix it on the spot, no matter where you are, we will resolve your problems instantly. If you choose to come to our workshop, we will have the 5 star lounge, complete with a 52 LED TV, a massage chair, a mini bar and all the sport channels at your disposal. Once again, sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Toyota/Honda: We put our main priority on our customer. We will recall back the cars and replace the faulty parts at no cost.

General Motors: We will recall back all the cars that is having the problem and fix them as soon as possible. Hey, Toyota is having the same issue too!!!

Proton: Live with it...




Sunday, 20 February 2011

5 Foods That Help You Sleep...

Redirected from yahoo! health

Should you let yourself have that midnight snack if you're having trouble sleeping and you think hunger might be part of the problem? Here are five foods that can actually help you drift off:

Can't Get a Good Night's Sleep? 5 Surprising Reasons

1. Cherries. Fresh and dried cherries are one of the only natural food sources of melatonin, the chemical that controls the body's internal clock to regulate sleep. Researchers who tested tart cherries and found high levels of melatonin recommend eating them an hour before bedtime or before a trip when you want to sleep on the plane.

2. Bananas. Potassium and magnesium are natural muscle relaxants, and bananas are a good source of both. They also contain the amino acid L-tryptophan, which gets converted to 5-HTP in the brain. The 5-HTP in turn is converted to serotonin (a relaxing neurotransmitter) and melatonin.

3. Toast. Carbohydrate-rich foods trigger insulin production, which induces sleep by speeding up the release of tryptophan and serotonin, two brain chemicals that relax you and send you to sleep..

4. Oatmeal. Like toast, a bowl of oatmeal triggers a rise in blood sugar, which in turn triggers insulin production and the release of sleep-inducing brain chemicals. Oats are also rich in melatonin, which many people take as a sleep aid..

5. Warm milk. Like bananas, milk contains the amino acid L-tryptophan, which turns to 5-HTP and releases relaxing serotonin. It's also high in calcium, which promotes sleep.




Recently I had trouble sleeping at night (due to the never ending work I was getting....the list is still expanding at the exponential rate..). I found this little interesting article on yahoo and tried out option 4 and 5 which did help a little in getting me to sleep. So if anyone of you is experiencing the same problem, go ahead and try them out or if you have your own remedies, please post them here!!!

I'm off to bed now.........zzzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Gong Xi Fa Chai!!!! Happy Chinese New Year!!Selamat Tahun Baru Cina!!!




Images from Pavillion...

To al Chongism readers..I wish you

恭喜發財
Gung hei fat choi

龍馬精神
lung ma jing sung
(meaning Spirit of dragon and horse)

萬事如意
maahn sih yuh yi
(meaning 10,000 things according to your will)

心想事成
Sam seung sih sihng
(meaning accomplish that in your heart)

恭賀新禧
gong1 ho6 san1 hei1
Congratulations on new blessings

大吉大利
daai gat daai lei
Much luck and much prosperity

五福臨門
ng fuk lam mun
five happinesses bestowed on your household

出入平安
chut yap ping on
leave and enter in peace and safety

年年有餘
nin nin yau yue
every year have bounty in excess

for children:

快高長大
faai gou jeung dai
quickly grow taller and become bigger

添丁發財
tim dang fat choi
add more (male) heirs, and become prosperous

招財進寶
jiu choi jun bou
seek wealth welcome in the precious

生意興隆
sang yi hing lung
let the business be popular and prosperous

盤滿砵滿
pun mun but mun
basins full and bowls full (of wealth)

笑口常開
siu hau seong hoi
laughing mouths opening frequently

天天向上
tin tin heung seung
daily heading upwards!

Stolen>Taken from here

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Singapore Day 5..

My last day at Singapore.

After shower and breakfast, I took the my luggage which I had packed the night earlier and checked out from my hotel. It was a short but awesome vacation. Since my flight back to Malaysia was scheduled in the evening, I had some time left to meet up with my friend who is working in Singapore. It has been a year since we met each other. We talked about the good old days back in university, some gossips and our worklife. Gosh, I really missed those uni days….

Time flies like the speed of Malaysian car on the highway. It was time for me to head back to KL. I bid him farewell and headed to the MRT for Changi Airport.

ote: The Air Asia staff at Changi Airport was friendly and helpful, while their Malaysian counterpart are arrogant, brainless son of bitches with no ethics at all. (Air Asia is practicing double standards....treating their own local people like shit with no value)

While I was waiting for my plane, I was interviewed by a lady from the Ministry of Tourism of Singapore. Hope that I could see some of my suggestions being implemented in the future.

If you can see water fountains (drinking water stations) around Singapore's landmark..That is my idea!!!

As the clock struck 8, I took my belongings and boarded the plane back to my home.

Note: I received a questionnaire from Air Asia requesting me to provide feedback on the service…..@#!#$!


Note: I was a lazy bum with a really tight schedule and heavy workload, pardon me for uploading the last post for my Singapore trip only at this time...

R.I.P my phone......

My first gen iPhone has been accompanying me for almost 4 years. Even after Apple announced the new iPhone 4, I was reluctant to change it since my phone did not give me any issues. It was my most useful and reliable little gadget when I was or without my laptop. I'd use it for emails, web surfing and gossiping chatting with my friends...

I must confess I did not really take good care of the phone. I've dropped it a couple of times and it was still performing very well (minus a few dents at the top left corner of the phone). After my US trip, where I dropped my phone *again on the tarmac road and leave a huge crack on the screen, my iPhone started experiencing random freezes...and in the last few months, I get it almost everyday, sometimes twice a day. And 2 weeks ago, my phone finally succumbed to its injuries. I was unable to revive it anymore. Everytime when I tried to start it up, it would just freeze. I've tried force reset, system recovery and all the remedies I can get from Dr Google but to no avail.

Goodbye iPhone, I'd certainly miss those good memories when we are together (my fingers moving up and down on your smooth and clear display screen, feeding you every night with electricity..etc).

Alright, Android phones, here I come!!!!!!!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

I was selected....

by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) for their research in which I was given a survey. As a heavy road user, I was ready to provide all the experience and information, hoping I could contribute to decrease road accidents in this country. When I look at the survey, I was like....."WTH is this?"

1. Car Mileage
2. When the mileage was taken
3. Main use for the vehicle
4. Met with an accident before? If yes, how many times?
5. Job
5. Job nature
6. Age
7. Sex
8. Salary

I thought they would ask more about road condition, driving habit..etc But why do they need my salary info for? The higher your salary, the most accidents? (maybe it's true, BMW drivers speed like mad on the road). This is bollocks....