Friday, October 30, 2009

The Kitchen Cabinets

I've been eyeing to get a new set of kitchen cabinets since forever.. and when I finally got partial parts of the kitchen cabinet, really hafta wait for more parts of it to arrive, and some more shopping to do at Ikea soon.. Some asked me why not just get the complete set and get it over with.. well, the truth is, this is never in my budget, so I will hafta be patient and wait for things to complete bits by bits..Just look at the mess in my kitchen.. which means the kitchen will be closed for any cooking related activities.. and it will be messy and unorganized until the complete set arrives and the installation completes.. it's all messed up, as messy as my mind now.. Hope it will all end up soon!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

McD's Colorful Coke Glass

Are you one of McD's Coke glass collector? Well, I am.. I first saw these Mc'D Coke glasses at my friend's house and so interested in it.. so I marched to McD nearby to get as many as I can.. in different colours of far I only managed to get 2 of different colours.. Lime and Royal Purple.. will definitely be going to McD again this evening to get more of different colors.. so colorful la those glasses.. I definitely like it! heheh..

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Lady Driver...

Ever occur to you that we have a lady taxi driver around town? Well.. I used to know one.. and bumped into another one yesterday.. and she was quite shy I she realized that her photo was taken.. Rare species I can say.. heheeh!To be a taxi driver, one really needs to be tough and macho to be able to accomodate to so many varities of human attitudes on daily basis.. and I wonder how she can manage that on her own.. My salute to her, and many more female taxi drivers in town..

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The New Looks Of The Pond

It was recently that all the fishes in my pond either commited suicide or forced to die of natural causes, or dead because of unknown causes... so we made a few conclusions out of it, and started to blame the food, and the plastic cover etc.. then it occurs to me that I actually got fedup with the current pond and really need a makeover of the pond, and get rid of all the plastic covers and such.. Quickly ran to Jalan Pudu to get the new plastic pond, and tons of Koi fishes to fill the new pond..Just a minor re-decoration of the area.. and wallaaaa!! the new pond is ready.. less space, pond is deeper and bigger for the fishes to swim, and most important it looks more organized and proper.. nice one.. really nice! Don't you think? heheh!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The new P1 Wimax.. Cut Nowwww!

In line with the Budget 2010, I quickly applied for the wifi service for my home usage.. heheh! No laa..I happened to be in Jusco Sri Kembangan when I saw this P1 WImax booth that came out with their latest Wifi package of RM49 for their lowest range.. which can accomodate for at least 2 personal users at one time.. Just pay RM100 and wait for 3 hours, and you can surf internet at my home.. bear in mind that there are places that are not covered yet.. just check with the staff for their coverage.. my place is still not in their coverage, almost close to the border I can say.. but looking at the performance of the service so far, not bad at all..I'm happy so far.. like the advert said.. "Cut now.. why you don't cut yettttttttt?"

Friday, October 23, 2009

Malaysia Budget 2010

Our PM just announced the budget for 2010.. and some of it may affect us individually.. and well as the impact on the overall community with results of the national implementation of budgeted planning.. check it out, here it goes:


* Malaysia economy to grow 2-3 per cent in 2010

* Mining to grow 1.1 per cent, manufacturing sector 1.7 per cent, agriculture 2.5 per cent, construction 3.2 per cent and service 3.6 per cent.

* Private consumption expand 2.9 per cent while private investment 3.4 per cent

* Per capita income to increase by 2.5 per cent to RM24,661

* TNB to spend RM5 billion to implement electricity generation, transmission and distribution projects in 2010.

* Individual tax relief on broadband subscription fee up to RM500 a year from 2010 to 2012.

* Public-private collaborations to include an integrated immigration, customs and quarantine complex in Bukit Kayu Hitam, construction of six UiTM campuses and the development of MATRADE centre

* 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) will establish a corporate social responsibility fund totalling RM100 million as a start to finance community activities

* Government to allocate RM899 million to intensify tourism industry.

* Government to enhance tax incentives for healthcare service providers who offer services to foreign health tourists with income tax exemptions of 100 per cent on the value of increased exports from 50 per cent previously.

* Individual taxpayers to be given tax relief on broadband subscription fee up to RM500 a year from 2010 to 2012

* Civil servants are eligible to apply for computer loans once in every three years and up to a maximum of RM5,000 from the government once in every five years

* Formulate Halal Act in collaboration with State Islamic Religious Councils.

* To corporatise the Halal Industry Development Corporation as an agency under MITI

* Intensify Halal Certification by the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (JAKIM) by collaborating with international institutions to obtain standards certification such as HACCP ad GMP.

* To provide RM24 million to develop halal products anti-smuggling system at three entry points and three main ports.

* Allocate RM137 million to upgrade and improve drainage and irrigation infrastructures in paddy fields involving 180,000 farmers.

* To provide RM70 million to build the Paya Peda Dam Project in Terengganu to increase water supply capacity to paddy irrigation scheme in Besut.

* Allocate RM82 million to modernise aquaculture industry and conduct entrepreneurship training scheme for aquaculture breeders with focus on production of fish fry and ornamental fish.

* “The stock market will be further liberalised to enhance its efficiency as well as attract domestic and foreign investment. For this purpose, the government will undertake the following measures: First, liberalise the commission sharing arrangements between stockbrokers and remisiers in 2 stages to encrouage retail participation in the stock market. The first stage, which takes effect immediately, allows flexible brokerage sharing at a minimum rate of 40 percent for remisiers. The commission sharing will be fully liberalised in the second stage, effective 1 January 2011.

* “Allow 100 per cent foreign equity participation in corporate finance and financial planning companies compared with the present requirement of at least 30 per cent local shareholding.

* “Islamic banking assets account for 18.8 per cent of Malaysia’s total banking assets while takaful industry assets contribute 7.7 per cent of total insurance and takaful industry assets. To ensure rapid development of financial services, particulalrly in Islmaic finance, the government proposes that the existing tax incentives be extended to 2015.

* “The government is currently at the final stage of completing the study on the implementation of goods and services tax (GST), particularly to identify the social impact of GST on the people. The purpose of this study is to ensure that if GST needs to be implemented to stabilised Government finance, it will not burden the population. “If the government implements GST, it will replace the current sales tax and service tax as well as exemption will be granted to the low income group. The GST rate to be imposed will be lower than the current sales tax and service tax rates.

* “The government needs to ensure that the Malaysian tax system is equitable and able to generate revenue for development purposes. In line with this, the government proposes that a tax of five per cent be imposed on gains from the disposal of real property from 1 January 2010.

* Effective Jan 1 2010, government agrees to allow agencies to retain 50 per cent of rentals received while the remaining 50 per cent will be remitted to the government as revenue.

* The Government will implement fuel subsidy management system in early 2010.

* The Government proposes the maximum income tax rate to be further reduced to 26 per cent from 27 per cent effective from the 2010 year of assessment.

* Maximum tax rate for cooperatives will be reduced to 26 per cent while the fixed tax rate for non-resident individuals will be cut to 26 per cent.

* Personal tax relief will be increased to RM9,000 from RM8,000 effective from the 2010 year of assessment.

* The Government also proposes income tax on employment income of Malaysians and foreign knowledge workers residing and working in Iskandar Malaysia be imposed at 15 per cent compared with the maximum 26 per cent for the rest of the country.

* Government to launch a scheme in January 2010 that enables EPF contributors to utilise current and future savings in Account 2 to promote house ownership.

* RM14.8 billion is allocated to manage, build and upgrade hospitals and clinics.

* The Government will issue 1Malaysia Sukuk totalling RM3 billion.

* The Government will establish the 1Malaysia Retirement Scheme to be administrated by EPF.

* Employees EPF contributions will be raised again to 11 per cent on a voluntary basis with immediate effect. However, from Jan 1, 2011 employees' EPF contribution will revert to 11 per cent.

* The Government proposes existing personal tax relief of RM6,000 for EPF contributions and life insurance premiums be raised to RM7,000.

* Government allocates RM2.3 billion to build and upgrade infrastructures in rural areas.

* Government provides RM41 million to improve income and quality of life of the Orang Asli Community by implementing various projects.

* Budget 2010 allocations totalled RM191.5 billion, of which RM138.3 billion is for operating expenditure and RM53.2 billion for development expenditure.

* Federal Government revenue in 2010 to decline by 8.4 per cent to RM148.8 billion.

* Budget deficit at 5.6 per cent of GDP compared with 7.4 per cent in 2009. -


The Sushi King's Crowd

What's with the crowd in front of Sushi King? A very long queue and a full house premise, must be something going on.. and at last I realized that they are having a flat rate sushi at RM2 each.. no wonder laaaa... I may go and check it out later.. but not with this kind of crowd.. rimassss...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Movies => Papadom & Pandorum

Wednesday = Movie nite.. and this time 2 movies in a row..

When two men emerge from a deep sleep in the middle of space, they discover that they have no memories of who they are and where they're going. But their memory loss pales in comparison to the problem of the murderous warriors on board their ship who don't want to leave anyone alive.***
At first I thought it's a tamil movie by looking at the title, plus the way my friend pronouced it was a bit funny.. Anyway, Pandorum is one confuse movie as I went in quite late.. causing me to wonder what's going on and stuff.. but the overall movie isn't that bad actually..

PAPADOM Synopsis:
Could a loving husband fulfill his late wife's wishes? This movie tells a tale of Saadom who is a successful Nasi Kandar businessman in Pulau Pinang. His wife's last wish before passing away is for him to take good care of their daughter Mia. From a busy businessman who is so infatuated with his Nasi Kandar business, Saadom changes into a dependable father who is very much focused on his daughter's life. As Mia, grows up she gets a bit annoyed with her father's endless care and devotion towards her which at times seem too much to handle. A huge dilemma arises as Mia is all grown up and ready for University life. Saadom then panics as he has no idea how to fulfill his late wife's wishes while she's away.***
Papadom is a Malay movie which I was forced to accompany my friend to watch.. never mind as my friend is paying and I thought I can sleep in the movie, but it turned out to be quite an entertaining movie intead.. cool movie by Afdlin Shauki!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Playboy Ladies...

It was at MV (again!!) that I bumped into the latest Playboy booth to promote their latest perfume at the middle court, when I suddenly saw a cool hot white car... with the Playboy ladies posing around the car.. Nice... everyone was in front of the car and the models. This is when I suddeny realized they are more interested in the models than the perfume..
Good strategy? If they just crowd the place, but didn't buy at last, I can consider the launch not successful even with the pretty girls around.. it's the dollars and cents that count at the end of the day ehh! Well, I won't comment further.. Just enjoy the photos...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Open House @ Persatuan Anak2 Yatim Malaysia

I was invited by my boss to attend the Open House for Persatuan Anak2 Yatim Malaysia. Situated in Ulu Langat, this place is located farther in from the Ulu Langat mainroad. So many people attending the open house with quite a lot of food served here..The place housed about 40 orphans from different backgrounds, and they are presenting the Nasyid during the day.. Quite touched with their situation without parents, but I know they are in the care of best hands and hearts.. and hopefully they will grow up well..To those who wanna lend a hand or give a donation to this Orphanage Home, do let me know..

Sunday, October 18, 2009

My version of 'Closed' House

It started from the idea of potluck at my house with only a small closed crowds of 4-5 peeps max.. and soon the idea spreads with inviting more friends and guests of the confirmed list.. and it ended up that I'm gonna be hosting a proper open house for my fellow friends this year.. unbelievable... hahahha! So what's available? Nasi Tomato, Laksa Johor, puding roti, cakes, samosa, spring rolls etc took all the space on the table.. and yehaaa.. people wallap the food with only praises and positive feedback.. thank godddd... I just like it when the house is full of people, talking and making jokes all the time while eating, a group in front of TV, while another at the balcony enjoying the view.. and some other stayed closed to the main table so it would be easier to get the food.. It was such a high satisfaction to me that they enjoyed the food and the crowd.. but next year will hafta invite more people with more potluck.. must be cool.. hehehe!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Deepavaliii..

Wishing a very joyful Happy Deepavali to all Indians.. Have a good celebration.. rasa macam nak makan maruku la pulokkk...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Deepavali Decorations @ MV

I'm always thrilled to check out what's the decor like in MV for every festive celebrations.. and this is the one from Deepavali 2009... very Bollywood kannn..
For those Bollywood lovers can definitely picture Shah Rukh Khan dancing with Kajol accompanied by a bus of happy dancers in Kabi Kushi Kabi Gamm.. is that right? Ahh well.. so much for the bollywood movies on tvs kann.. hehehe

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

California Fitness is now Celebrity Fitness

After a long break of Puasa and Raya, it's time for me to hit the gym again.. heard the rumours before that Celebrity Gym will buy out California Fitness.. and when I reached the gym.. seems like it is true.. the branding has changed, the uniform changed.. and I don't see the fat trainers anymore.. heheh! Need I say that they look more professional in that striking purple uniform.. grand! Can't wait to get the access to all 8 gyms that Celeb Gym offers to their customers.. and I can start mine in January.. bestnyaaaa...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Makan2 @ Marmalade Bangsar

It was my boss who asked me to go out for a nice and proper food.. so we decided to go for a nice lunch @ Marmalade Bangsar..Famous for its delicious food, we can't decide what to have at first because everything looks mouthwatering to us, until later that I decided to get myself Prawn Aglio Olio while my boss got herself Beef Lasagna and Salad.. added with my Detox drinks.. heaven!!Nice view, nice ambience, really good food, nice place to lepak2.. what more can yo ask for? Will definitely come again next time..

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Bright Nite

It's Monday.. and I'm so tired from yesterday's journey.. So I decided not to go anywhere after work and just wanna relax in my room.. when suddenly I heard lots of noise outside.. quickly checking out what happened, I realized it's just a bunch of golfers who is out of their mind playing golf at nite.. hehehe.. This is the view from my room's window, and with the lights so bright at the golf course, it looks as if it's still the daytime.. nite time is where we rest and spend time with families and loved ones, and I won't wanna spend my time on the golf course till late nite like they do.. heheheh

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Floating Mosque

I managed to stop at one of the newer attarcation in Penang, the Floating Mosque of Tanjung Tokong.. it was the low tidal at that time we arrived that the whole area was covered with muds so it doesn't really look floating as it claimed..Nice architecture, nice scenery and windy days made me so sleepy.. heheh..Next destination to the Botanical Garden where we found a nice small adjusted man made waterfall taht we managed to relax and get our feets in the water.. short trip to release my tense far from KL..