Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

A New Year and looking at ways to reduce expenditure

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Time sure flies really fast. I guess the rat race is non-stop. Before you know it, 2 months has already passed since the New Year, including the Chinese New Year celebration! Year 2016 bode some very challenging times ahead for work and personal. And the scandal involving top politicians and their uncaring policy is causing lots of hardship to the day-to-day people.

I could berate about such supercilious politicians who just want to hang on to their position. Reading the daily news just make us feel hapless when those that want to make a change, gets kick about. Sigh! Such is the situation when our beautiful country is heading towards a police like state as one of our former PM said. (more…)

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

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

It’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 l

ess 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…)

My Maid Ran Away and Stole My PC Gadgets and Stuffs!

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

We should never trust any maid. Our recently hired maid ran away and stole my PC gadgets and stuffs too! My wife always wanted a maid ever since she gave birth to our energetic baby last year. Her mom would do the baby sitting but being senior in her years and getting less strong, my wife thought that it might be good to hire a maid to help out with the chores. Little di

d she know that it would be such hassle get any help at all! (more…)

Baby 1 Year Old – Happy Birthday!

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Happy Birthday! Baby Aiden has reached the first milestone on his first birthday! It was a joyous occasion as Lena went about to celebrate in a big way! Yes, it seems like so fast a year has passed. It was a very busy year and we could see the progress and changes month by month as baby moves on to face new challenges.

Happy Birthday Aiden!

There is still more to come of course. Each baby has their own pace of development and ours is no different. One thing for sure, he really likes to laugh and when he is happy, get ready for a real shriek of a time. And if you happen to stand too near, well, even the hard of hearing would have no problem hearing! (more…)

EMS Poslaju Malaysia Contact

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I’ve kvetched about EMS Poslaju poor service, and I’m going to kvetch about it again! In fact this time its service is much poorer than my previous bad experience. And if you need to contact them to query about your parcel, you can find the telephone numbers here because the Pos Malaysia website is just feeding you wrong information!

You would have thought that Pos Malaysia Berhad being incorporated would run their EMS Poslaju Malaysia department like a corporate machinery. This just isn’t so; the EMS Poslaju is working worse than a third world country. How so, let’s start with this experience of mine. (more…)

BookCrossing

Friday, January 29th, 2010

This is fun, BookCrossing. Who would have thought that leaving your books in out in the wild and let somebody else pick it up, read it, and hopefully they would leave a little note behind in your BookCrossing account. It started out way back in 2001 when Ron and his wife Kaori were admiring PhotoTag.org site where disposable cameras were let go in the wild and was tracked based on the serial number. So they came up with the idea of leaving books around either at specific BookCrossing designated areas or random points of place. (more…)

USAF F-16 Thunderbirds and RMAF Sukhoi airshow

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

This wasn’t a chance to be missed! USAF F-16 Thunderbirds are coming to Kuala Lumpur for an aerial display, plus of course our very own local Malaysian RMAF Sukhoi jet in the opening act! So it was a must see!

Despite the traffic jam leading to the airbase plus I didn’t know where exactly is the entrance to the Subang airbase did give me some trouble to get there in the morning. Idil said I should go there early in the morning at 6am! Brrr… I still want my sleep! So I took my time getting there and left about 9am in the morning. The air show was slated to start at around 10:30am but the crowd has already gone on ahead early and I was stuck in a crawl with the latecomers. Halfway through, I decided to stop at BHP petrol station for a break. Met guy there who was wondering why there was a massive traffic jam in the early Saturday morning. So I told him about the air show. This was one of tha “Ah…” moment when he realized what caused the bad traffic jam. (more…)

Windows Live Writer for Personal Blogs

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

This is interesting. This Windows Live Writer for use with personal blogs like WordPress, Google Blogger provides another avenue to how you can post your blogs. Instead of writing your personal blog in your Microsoft Office Word software, and then copy and paste into your blogging site. You now can write your blog post and it can directly post into your website.

Chinese New Year Celebration and finally firing up the oven for pineapple tarts

Friday, January 30th, 2009

It’s been almost a week of meeting up with family members, relatives and reunion dinner and not to mention the Yee Sang dinner for symbol of hope of prosperity in the coming months ahead. How time flies when you are enjoying yourself and already the week is coming to an end. There’s still one more trip to go, to Raub where my aunty’s sundry shop is located. She’s really cheerful person despite the loss of her loving husband from a motorbike accident some years ago. She still invites us over to have a good makan in her favourite restaurant in Raub. (more…)

Looking for an alternative income generation after Chinese New Year?

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Looks like CNY is just around the corner. Almost everybody is winding up their businesses especially factory production. With the looming gloomy economic climate, many factories has taken this opportunity to extend the CNY holiday for a week or more in an effort to reduce production overhead cost. Some has even decided to cut employees salary as a move to reduce expenses. Though family reunion dinner celebration is a must, it looks like a mixture of “glad to be still alive but have to tighten belt” to face an uncertain future.

It is unfortunate the world economy has to centre itself on the biggest consumer market namely the USA. Whenever their economy goes down, so does the whole wide world. The cycle of wax and wane of the world economy has a very predictable pattern which no one seems to bother except the academics. It roughly follows a 10 to 11 years of boom and bust cycle. Some scientist even wonders whether it has something to do with the solar cycle activities which also follows a 10-11 year cycle. Strange coincidence indeed. The world’s economy is like a bubble, it just need a flashpoint to trigger it and the house of cards would just come tumbling down. (more…)