Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Market Crash

It started with USA 700 bil rescue plan being rejected by the House, then Down Jones fell 778 points. The domino effects keep on rolling to Asia this morning with Japan Nikkei, Taiwan, Korea and now Malaysia and list going on...... KLCI started with 24 points down, below 1000 points again for 2nd time this month!

Crude oil price again at USD 96-97/barrel.

More bad weather seem to be in the future......

Project Registered (1888)

Yes, at last, i got one project registered in UNFCCC for my ex-company after so many months of efforts and helps from my ex-colleagues during my stay there. After going through hell-lengthy-time-consuming process of EB.......

Even though only one, but i am glad. Must thanks to my ex-CDM team, without their helps it is impossible that this project can get registered - boss Val, boss Ruud, boss Ard & Arno, Zila, Ang, Iskandar, Danny, Syahmi, Asrul, Richard and etc.......

Friday, September 26, 2008

ShenZou VII & Melamine

China made another history when sent her spacecraft into orbit and going to perform their 1st ever space walk. The world is watching this moment especially super power country like USA and Russia.


Mean while, the world is also watching how China handle the Melamine issue. Yesterday MOH announced 7 products so far free from Melamine in Malaysia.

They are:
1. Chocolate Coated Wafer (Passion)
2. Oreo White Chocolate Wafer Stick (Kraft)
3. Mini Cornetto Chocomint & Tiramisu Flavour (Wall's)
4. Moo Soft Cookie Sandwich (Wall's)
5. 123 Milk Powder Honey Flavoured (Dutch Lady)
6. Strawberry Flavoured Milk (Dutch Lady)
7. Baby Milk Powder (Frisolac)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fuel Prices Down 10c - ONLY

Petrol and diesel prices will be reduced by 10 sen effective Thursday. The new price of petrol will now be RM2.45 per litre while the price of diesel will be RM2.40.

But only 10c when world crude oil price today is around USD 107/barrel with the lowest of ~USD92/barrel last week. Reason given is weaker ringgit compared to USD!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Teresa Released!

News from MalaysiaKini.com:

DAP Seputeh MP Teresa Kok was released at 1pm today, after being held under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for a week, said her lawyer Sankara Nair.
At press time, she was at tha Jalan Travers police station, he told Malaysiakini.

She will be holding a press conference at 3.30pm at the DAP headquarters in Petaling Jaya.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SAPP Pulled Out

News from MalaysiaKini:

The Sabah Progressive Party (Sapp) has decided to pull out of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition to become an independent party.

MCPXThe party’s supreme council, which met this afternoon, has opted to be an opposition party but will not join Pakatan Rakyat for now.

An upset Sapp deputy president Raymond Tan, who walked out of the council meeting, said he would resign as Sabah deputy chief minister and state minister for infrastructure development.

Ok, now SAPP is out (but not joing PR yet). Which party is next to follow? Very dramatic nowaday with Pak Lah and Najib swap the ministry. Pak Lah now defence minister and Najib finance minister........

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Crude Oil

Today crude oil price fluctuate at USD92 - 93 per barrel. What price of fuel are we expecting now? RM 2.20/liter or even lower?

Just came back from Kuantan this morning 2am. Some oil palm sector personnel predict the CPO price will drop further to RM2000/mt before bounce back end of the year. Is that means plantation stocks will further go down? It seem like CI going to touch 1000 marks soon...... sigh!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Zaid Ibrahim Quits

He quits the post today!


Getting more interesting now.......

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Release Them Now, Coward!

Ops Lalang version 2.0 just started? A series of crackdown and arrests started on Friday with RPK, Sin Chew's reporter Ms Tan and DAP's Teresa Kok at different place, different time. A sad day in Malaysia's history! Instead of arresting Ahmad, reporter Tan was arrested...... Seem like this country is in a mess now, can't dirreciate black and white.

Besides, 3 newspapaer were served show-cause letter, namely The Sun, Sin Chew and Keadilan's papers.

Hope this government will go kaput tomorrow instead of 16th September 08. Damn BN!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Plantation Stocks Drop

Today all plantation stocks drop like hell, leading the way is KLK, SIME, Kulim, IOICorp, etc......as CPO hit new low again since the highest of RM4.3k per mt in early March 2008. Is our stock market hit the bottom or more to go down, or they are expecting something to happen this coming 16th September 2008?

To many uncertainties now........ wait till after 16th September la, Happy Malaysia Day!

New Nikon D90

Another new dSLR camera by Nikon - D90.

Major Features

Newly designed Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor with wide ISO sensitivity range with low noise
D90's 12.3 effective megapixels provides outstanding resolution, delivering images with extraordinarily defined detail and expanded enlargement capacity. The extremely wide sensitivity range of ISO 200 to 3200 delivers incredibly low-noise characteristics throughout. Furthermore, sensitivity can be increased to Hi 1 (ISO 6400 equivalent) and decreased to Lo 1 (ISO 100 equivalent) to expand shooting versatility. The camera also employs an Image Sensor Cleaning function that works to free image-degrading dust particles from the sensor's optical low-pass filter.

EXPEED for smooth tones, rich colors and fine details
Nikon's comprehensive digital image-processing EXPEED technology is optimized for the D90 to realize the high-quality, high-speed image processing capability. EXPEED also contributes to the outstanding performance of other powerful features such as Live View and the new Face Detection System.

Innovative D-SLR movie function: D-Movie
The D90 offers Nikon's new D-SLR movie function, allowing you to shoot 320 x 216 pixels, 640 x 424 pixels or HD720p (1,280 x 720 pixels) movies at the professional smoothness of 24 frames per second in motion JPEG format. The D90's sensor, which is much larger than the sensor of a typical camcorder, ensures higher image quality and exceptional low-noise, high ISO sensitivity performance, even during movie shooting. Capturing creative movie clips or the drama of life's moving moments is further enhanced by the wide selection of incredibly sharp NIKKOR interchangeable lenses that are available, from fisheye to wide-angle to super-telephoto. And Micro NIKKOR lenses bring the magic of extreme close-up imagery to movie making.
Note: Autofocus and some other functions are not available when recording movies.

Scene Recognition System integrated with Face Detection System
The D90 precisely reads the color and brightness information of each scene from the 420-pixel RGB sensor, and applies this to auto focus, auto exposure and auto white balance. The D90 also recognizes human faces using the new Face Detection System, data which is incorporated during calculation, resulting in faces with newfound definition and accuracy as well as enabling face priority AF in Live View mode and immediate zoom into people's faces in playback zoom.

Easy-to-use Live View mode
One press of the Live View button activates the D90's Live View mode, delivering a bright, crisp image to the 3-in., approx. 920k-dot color LCD and allowing comfortable shooting without looking through the viewfinder. There are three contrast-detect AF modes that let you focus on any point in the frame: Face priority AF automatically detects up to five faces and focuses on that calculated to be the closest. Wide area AF offers a large AF area suitable for handheld shooting, and normal area AF provides focus with pinpoint accuracy when using a tripod. And when Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) lenses are in use, photographers will enjoy the benefit of a VR-smoothed image, even in Live View mode.

Picture Control System: Customize the visual style of your images
Nikon's Picture Control System enables users to customize the look and mood of images. Six original setting options are available — Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape — for easy customization of image preferences.

Active D-Lighting for smooth tone reproduction in high-contrast lighting
The D90's Active D-Lighting accurately restores details in the shadows and highlighted areas, which are often lost in high-contrast lighting situations, by localizing tone control while shooting. There are four levels, including the new "Extra High". Active D-Lighting can be used manually or set to Auto mode. It is also possible to bracket your pictures, allowing the capture of one image with Active D-Lighting and one without.

Versatile practical 11-point AF system
Thanks to the Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module, the D90's 11-point AF system offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame with the most sensitive AF sensor operating from the center. In addition, the D90 features versatile AF-area modes to handle most shooting situations: Single-point AF is recommended for stationary subjects, dynamic-area AF for moving subjects, auto-area AF for spontaneous shooting and 3D-tracking (11 points) AF for when you want to change the composition after focusing on your subject.

Bright pentaprism viewfinder featuring frame coverage of approx. 96%
The D90 has a precise eye-level pentaprism viewfinder with approx. 96% (centered) frame coverage and an easy-to-view 19.5 mm eyepoint (at -1.0 m-1). The built-in 16-frame superimposed grid display can be activated to assist in the creation of better-balanced compositions.

Advanced Scene Modes for superior image quality
The D90 features Advanced Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports and Night Portrait. These modes not only adjust exposure and image processing, but also judge the optimum Active D-Lighting and Picture Control settings to obtain the best results. The D90 also recognizes if VR (Vibration Reduction) is on or off and minimizes noise even in dimly lit scenes.

Extensive palette of in-camera Retouch Menus
The D90's designers incorporated a wide variety of image editing functions, making it easy for users to enhance images within the camera. The D90 introduces several new retouch options: Distortion Control adjusts lens aberration, Straighten corrects inclinatio of the image, while Fisheye produces optical effects similar to a fisheye lens.

Engineered for precision and durability
Accurate exposures rely on precise shutters and the D90's electronically timed shutter mechanism was specifically engineered for long, accurate service. To ensure this, D90 shutters, assembled in D90 bodies, underwent exhaustive 100,000 shutter-release cycle testing.

Congratulation to Chee How

Ah, forget to announce that Chee How's wife delivered a baby girl on 30 29th August 2008 (if i am not mistaken). Name i forgot, have to ask him again. Welcome to papa & mama world, the fun just begins!

Ok, to view his daugther's photo, click his blog.

Penang in focus again

Thing getting out of control now in Penang with Datuk Ahmad from UMNO Bukit Bendera keeps on shooting at the other BN party component and Sin Chew daily. Now that arogant guy don't even listen to his big boss Pak Lah, will not apologise either. What a racist! Only a racist deny himself is a racist!

Now Penang Gerakan has severed all ties with the state Umno after the latest attack against its acting president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon. Tearing Koh Tsu Koon's photo, stepped on it somemore.......

He even called for different state to hold a gathering, a cheap political move to gain support for the dying BN:

"Let us not let it go to waste as the flames of anger among Malays and Muslims has reached new heights. Let us take embrace this anger and come together as Malays and Muslims throughout the land so that we can turn the voices of the Malays into one that will unite all Malays and Muslims into one single movement."

Two contradict statement by Ahamd & Pak Lah, who to believe then? Conclusion, don't trust UMNO!

Ahmad said that he was happy that the Prime Minister was satisfied with his explanation after the latter chaired the state Umno liaison committee meeting on Sept 6.


A visibly upset Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he would seek an explanation as to why things got unruly in Penang yesterday.

He was referring to the press conference at Menara Umno in George Town where Ahmad’s supporters tore up a poster of former Penang chief minister and Gerakan acting president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.