Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Ox New Year 2009

Happy new year 2009 and wishing everyone enjoy it (Recession year).

2008 is like a roller coaster, up & down. We went through the hell of fuel price increased and then dropped to the bottom in last 3 months. We had our CPO increased to nearly RM4300 per mt to almost RM1600 per mt now. We saw the arrogant BN land slide victory in 2004 of controlling 92% MP seats to a total disaster of loosing 5 states (Kelantan, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor) and lost 2/3 majority in Parliament. We also saw how our ex-minister of health left the political arena in January 08 and came back to main stage in 4th Q of 2008. We saw how Anwar came back to Parliament and 2nd version of Sodomy charge. We also learned something on ISA that can be used to "protect" rakyat. We have many more things happened in 2008 in this Boleh-Land. Too tired to write all......

But the most touching moment for me is participating and watching the took-over of power of Penang government in 308 general election by DAP-lead-PR.

So 2009, a challenging year ahead, must work with extra sweat & effort. And i got extra mouth to feed later this OX year as well. You know what i mean?

Freedom in Malaysia?

Just to tell you a secret. My Middle-East neighbourhood has found their "freedom" in Malaysia. I was never believe it when people told me about the "freedom" they are enjoying when out of their home coutries. To be honest, i never know which country they come from, but for sure Middle East.

One find day, myself and HH was sweeping the floor near the staircase. I noticed a full naked man standing at the balcony hanging his cloths. A day before this, his wife (should be) also hanging the cloths at the balcony but of course not naked, yet only with bra and panty!!!

Are they so "open", huh? Just can't believe it! Even Malaysian can't "perform" till that level, can you?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

PFS stamps still popular

I felt the same thing, PFS should be one of the school in the latest First Day Covers and Stamps issued in this month, even though i am not a pure Free. As the oldest school in the country that produced so many talented personnel, i feel proud to be part of the "family" during my study days from 1995 - 96.

News from The Star:

GEORGE TOWN: Stamps and first-day covers featuring the 192-year-old Penang Free School (PFS), the oldest school in the country, continues to be popular with collectors.

In 1966, the 20 sen and 50 sen stamps and first-day covers featuring the school were issued to commemorate the school’s 150th anniversary and according to stamp dealer Lee Soon Seng people are still asking for them today.

The stamp features the school’s majestic white building against a clear blue sky and green surroundings.

“A few years ago, I sold off my collection of 100 sets of the school stamps but customers are still looking for them now.

“I had to source them (for my customers) from the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia because many foreigners from Commonwealth countries studied at the school and they had bought the stamps and first-day covers as their personal collection,” he said.

He added that Pos Malaysia Bhd should honour the school with new stamps as it had been over 40 years since the school appeared on a stamp.

“I have no doubt it will be popular if Pos Malaysia comes up with a new design featuring the country’s oldest school,” he said.

Pos Malaysia Bhd’s choice of four premier schools for its first-day covers and stamps recently had drawn flak from former PFS students when the school was not selected.

Some of them said that the school had great historical bearing and significance and had produced great leaders, sportsmen and academicians.

The four schools featured were SMK Victoria and SMK Convent Bukit Nanas in Kuala Lumpur, SMK St Thomas in Kuching, and SM All Saints in Kota Kinabalu and the stamps and first-day covers went on sale from Dec 16.

Stamp dealer Mohamed Abdullah, who agreed that the stamps on the school would be popular, said the covers which were sold at 80 sen per set in 1966 now cost between RM30 and RM50 each.

Fourteen-year-old Penang Free School student Josh Chen said he was disappointed that the school was left out, adding that it would have inspired more of his friends to start collecting.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

尘封52年后槟再次迎接 “乔治市城市日”

二零零八年十二月二十一日 晚上七时三十分






换言之,即将于明年1月1日举办的“乔治市城市日”,可谓是自1957年大马独立以来,首个举办庆祝乔治市被颁布“城市地位”(city status)的活动。



回到半世纪前 回到依恩奥酒店















但是,1976年新的地方政府法令生效后,乔治市市议会与槟岛乡镇议会合并,成了槟岛市政局(Penang Island Municipal Council)。

自此,乔治市的地位就开始模糊,甚至被误以为其“City status”已不复存在,一度陷入“市”不“市”的尴尬。




NS ruler Tuanku Ja'afar dies

News from The Star:

SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan Yang diPertuan Besar Tuanku Ja’afar Tuanku Abdul Rahman, who was the nation’s 10th Yang diPertuan Agong from 1994 to 1999, died at about 11.45am Saturday. He was 86 years old.

More news from Malaysiakini.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry X'mas

Merry X'mas to all people......Enjoy the holiday, stop working for one day.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

BURSA Down Again

It happen again now that BURSA is "interrupted" status. Meaning can't perform any trading of stocks.

What a double let down! Happen twice in this week!

Bangkok City (1)

Recently went to Bangkok for some presentation cum auditing programme at Maha Sarakham province. It is winter time in the north Thailand, that is why the temperature is around 20C in the morning and drop below 20C at night. Never experience such a cool weather at lower ground. One thing i discovered in Thailand is that the height of the door for toilet is very short. I think 5' 6" maybe. Pelik......

More story soon, on transportation and travelling system in Thailand.

Here are some of the photos taken in Bangkok.

Siam Paragon Shopping Complex

Sim in Love

X'mas mood in Bangkok

Bangkok city view 1

Bangkok city view 2

PC Bottles

More and more research done on this plastic material (Polycarbonate) and it seem like more bad news appear. It's also means that my son feeding bottle also not "healthy" as well his drinking bottle.

Must ask him to use cup to drink milk instead of feeding bottle. But about the young small baby? This is why we practice changing the feeding bottle after 3 months as we always "sterilise" the bottle daily. OK, use back old generation's way - Glass feeding bottle. But please ready it 10 pieces, the baby might break it anytime after they finish it!

PC bottle tend to release some chemical
bisphenol A (BPA). BPA has been linked with health problems such as impairment of reproductive organs and tumour formation. It is also "environmental hormone" which disrupts the endocrine system of humans and animals. Sound scary right!!

How to know it PC bottles? Look for the label of "triangle with a 7 in it" at the bottom of the bottles. Good luck

Monday, December 22, 2008

BURSA Trading Forbidden


Back to trading on ~3.05 pm.

Some what ever technical problem, BURSA Malaysia is not able to trade starting from 2.30pm till now....... What a let down again by BURSA, i think the 3rd time in this year.

Need a better software maybe?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jakarta Indonesia

That was my first trip to Jakarta as i am having some CDM projects in Sumatra, Lampung Province. The city is very jam even though there are so many lanes, 3 on each side with additional 3 on each side in the process of construction. A total of 12 lanes in the near future.

But in this trip i didn't have time to walk around in the city. Anyway, i will make sure will do it in 5th of Jan 09.

Some photo to share.

Anchor in Indonesia

Internationl Airport of Jakarta

City of Jakarta

DOE, myself & colleague, Client

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Nikon D3X

New camera D3X from Nikon for Pro! Comparing this monster with other dSLR of Nikon. I think the price might be more than 25k i guess.

Key features:

-Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with 24.5 megapixels
-Wide sensitivity range starting at ISO 100
-New EXPEED-based image processing
-High-speed performance meets the most rigorous professional demands
-Realizing reliable auto control: Scene Recognition System
-AF system employing high-density 51-point AF
-Superior durability
-High-resolution 3-inch LCD monitor with approx. 920k¬-dots (VGA), 170° wide-viewing angle and reinforced glass
-Two Live View modes available
-Picture Control System
-Active D-Lighting — reproducing brightness as you see it
-Electronic virtual horizon
-UDMA-compatible memory card double slot
-GPS Unit GP-1 (optional)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Drop 10c Fuel Price

When the world crude oil below USD 50, Malaysia petrol price still only drop 10c only. Seem like our government is really broke now, trying very hard to earn back by what ever mean they can to save Malaysia economic.