Saturday, 24 December 2011
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
Sunday, 4 December 2011
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.
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
Friday, 14 October 2011
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
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
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.
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
Monday, 29 August 2011
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
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
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...
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....
Monday, 20 June 2011
Photos fire away!!! (Click for larger image)
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
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
Taiwan Hotel guy: @$#$#$$%#@!#!@#!
Taiwan Hotel guy: @$#$#$$%#@!#!@#!
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)
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
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
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
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...
Poll result: The old f@#$ won....
Saturday, 2 April 2011
Link here: Mobile Phone Configurator
Here's my result:
Friday, 25 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
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.
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Saturday, 26 February 2011
- 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
Sunday, 20 February 2011
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
Images from Pavillion...
To al Chongism readers..I wish you
Gung hei fat choi
lung ma jing sung
(meaning Spirit of dragon and horse)
maahn sih yuh yi
(meaning 10,000 things according to your will)
Sam seung sih sihng
(meaning accomplish that in your heart)
gong1 ho6 san1 hei1
Congratulations on new blessings
daai gat daai lei
Much luck and much prosperity
ng fuk lam mun
five happinesses bestowed on your household
chut yap ping on
leave and enter in peace and safety
nin nin yau yue
every year have bounty in excess
faai gou jeung dai
quickly grow taller and become bigger
tim dang fat choi
add more (male) heirs, and become prosperous
jiu choi jun bou
seek wealth welcome in the precious
sang yi hing lung
let the business be popular and prosperous
pun mun but mun
basins full and bowls full (of wealth)
siu hau seong hoi
laughing mouths opening frequently
tin tin heung seung
daily heading upwards!
Saturday, 22 January 2011
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...