Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Malaysia MVNO Telco Business Ending

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Waking up to a sudden message from Friendi Mobile Malaysia stating that they will be terminating their services by 15 August 2019 was another unpleasant surprise for me. Having lost my other MVNO Telco mobile service Tron by Talk Focus Sdn Bhd earlier in the year 2019 had not been a good experience. So that makes three telcos that I know so far that has closed down their business. Namely Buzzme by Mobile & Telco Sdn Bhd, TRON by Talk Focus Sdn Bhd and now Friendi Mobile by Ceres Telecom Sdn Bhd.


Out with the old, in with the new or perhaps just same old, same old.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012


t’s been awhile since I last blog. Year end of 2011 was so super busy with travels and last minute work that I didn’t get the time out to blog or update any of my sites. And the beginning of the year 2012, I was busy playing with some of my new PC gadgets and configuring them that I didn’t have time to do much blogging either. Now that I have more or less done up my PC gadgets and stuff, perhaps I could concentrate more on my website activities.

It is already well a week and half into year 2012, so having a New Year Resolution would be kind of late. I suppose better late than never. I’m not much of a resolution planner. Besides I can’t really follow the resolution anyway. Still it is good to have a goal, as that would generally steer your direction in what you need to do, otherwise you would just be aimlessly doing things that won’t get you anywhere. So to quote the Chess Grandmaster, Mikhail Chigorin, “Even a poor plan is better than no plan at all.” (more…)

Tsuen Wan International Hong Kong – Scam?

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011


ould this Tsuen Wan International investment company be a fraud or scam? No idea. However I didn’t want to risk it. It all started with some calls coming in via the office and mobile phone. I didn’t think too much about the phishing tactic and gave some information when the caller was requesting for risk assessment aptitude and what kind of investment that I did. Later I tried to do some research about this TW International but couldn’t find much info except one. (more…)

TNB Tariff Rate Appliance Estimate

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Received this email in my inbox which gives an estimate on the TNB Tariff Rate on home appliance usage. Although the costing looks small based on the hourly usage, it all adds up to your monthly bill. My own house electric bill goes for an average of RM150 per month. When the weather is hot with the heavier usage of air-con it can shoot up to RM200+. I heard some of my friends electric bill are as high as RM500+ or more per month! I wonder what they use to use up so much electricity! (more…)

Leow surname history

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

I happen to stumble upon this article about the Leow (廖) surname which is my family surname. Don’t know much about it till I read this article. All I know so far was that my ancestor hailed from Hainan somewhere in the Southern China. Anyway, this article shed some interesting light about the history of the Leow surname.

Other Romanised forms of the Leow name include Liao, Liau, Liaw, Leeau, Liow, Leaw, Leou, Lau, Loh, Liu, Lieu, Liew and Lew.

The History of the Surname 廖 Leow as Recorded in 2 Documents (more…)

Careful about Email Spoofing

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Received this message that supposedly came from Facebook. But turn out the URLs do not point to Facebook at all. If the link were to be clicked it would redirect you to a Pharmacy website selling fake medicine. This is considered spam. Fortunately it wasn’t a phising website. Losing your account would be tantamount to identity theft not to mention a loss of all your contacts that you have build up over time. (more…)

Jhoos dating messenger scam site

Friday, July 9th, 2010

I have been getting Jhoos dating messenger invite from friends. All the while I just ignored it. But this time I got curious and decided to click the “Yes” button. But what I see looks awfully suspicious. Instead of a sign up page it asked you to key in your email address and password! The part where they ask for the password sets off an alarm in my head! Hey, would you hand in your ATM card and PIN number to people you don’t know?

Right! (more…)

Pos Malaysia Postal Rates July 2010

Monday, July 5th, 2010

So Pos Malaysia has revised its postal rates by 100% from 1st July 2010 onwards. They claim their postal usage has been declining and of course they have not revised their rates for the past 18 years. They needed to adjust their rates so that they can revise their pay to the postal workers to match with the civil servants pay and of course to boost the profitability back to previous years. (more…)

French Toast Recipe for breakfast

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

I haven’t really tried making French toast so looking around the internet I found some French Toast Recipe to get going. Making French toast isn’t so difficult; if I could whip some pancakes using the premix flour so how hard is cooking up a French toast breakfast?

The only problem was that I should have checked the recipe sooner, ’cause after waking up in the morning I found I was missing an ingredient. I think it was not too important if I missed out on the milk, just that the French toast would not come out as creamy and smooth like those whip up by the hotels for their continental breakfast fare. (more…)

Social Websites: You are who you know

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

When using social websites like Facebook, Twitter, etc, usually we try not to divulge too much information. After all there are unscrupulous shenanigans out to phish information that you publicly display. Identity theft is pretty dangerous for you. You may try to protect yourself by limiting the number of information available, but now researchers have come out a way to infer about information that you have left out by using an algorithm to search your friends profile and infer information that you have left out.

So you thought that by leaving information out would afford you some privacy and perhaps only let people know about 20% about you, but with this technique they can infer information up to 80% accuracy about your other attributes. (more…)