29 November 2008

Last post.

We'll be closing our Maxis Wirless Broadband account this afternoon so there will be no updates until our application with another ISP is finished. Hopefully that would be no longer than 2 weeks or so but you'll never know right? So until then, bye.

28 November 2008

If you ever noticed my post is becoming far and few in between from now on, blame it on Maxis Wireless Shitband Broadband. Previously their service had been super snail slow but now that it's raining almost everyday, the connection has been nothing short of crap. Today I'm just resigned to the fact that my Internet line sucks big time. Usually I will try connecting not more than 5 times than I just quit. Why bother. Even if do get connected, the line will disconnect in like every 5 minutes.

If only Streamyx registration didn't cost 200+. I'd switched to them in no time. Yeah I heard some people still complain about Streamyx but surely, nothing can be worse than Maxis Wireless Broadband?

27 November 2008

I don't know why but a few days ago I suddenly have this huge craving for a rib steak. Maybe I still can't forget that super yummy barbecue meat that my sister made a few months back. Slrrrp. So today we decided to have dinner at a western restaurant right here in Serdang.
I think you might know this one place called Chop N Steak. It's located at the corner of that busy road to UPM near the mosque, right opposite the Sri Serdang lake. Last time I went there I ordered fried rice and the waiter gave me a blank stare. Duh, it's a western restaurant, what do you expect? So I quickly left and never returned until today. First thing first I noticed there's a lot of mosquitoes there. I got bitten like a dozen times from the moment I stepped in until we left. The food was delivered very quickly to their credit but there's where the good point ends. The rib steak was not even remotely as good as what my sister made and the chicken chop my wife ordered was quite ordinary. The garlic bread was awful and the mushroom soup was puny. My wife didn't even finish her meal and she had to throw up twice in the ladies. Fortunately that was not because of the food though. Linda was so hungry that when it was finally time to eat, her tummy started to act up. And she is not pleased to report that the toilet was filthy too.

In the end we paid Rm42.70 (USD 12.00) for a lousy, overpriced western food. Even Pizza Hut is much cheaper than that. Some people just cannot cook, let alone cook a proper western food. Avoid this restaurant at all cost.

25 November 2008

* Did you know that if they cannot read the chip from your ID card you'll have to make a new card before you can do any business with Maybank?

* Did you know that you can choose to have the new Maybank Visa Debit card as the alternative to your normal ATM card? You can withdraw your money as usual at any MEPS ATM machine. 12 ringgits will be deducted from your account though.

* Did you know that it took me just a month to get my new IC ready? Previously I have to wait for over 3 months.

* Did you know that you can make free calls from your Maxis number to another Maxis number for free all day long on your birthday?

* Did you know I got a new Maybank Visa Debit card today? (but no money inside though).

* Did you know that if you spent 2 months of holidaying in the Mauritius you might just as well move there permanently?

* Did you know that the writer is badly in need of a long holiday somewhere faraway (like Manila maybe) but he just can't afford it?

* Did you know that the ostrich's brain is smaller than its eyes?

* Did you know that Bujal's brain is smaller than the ostrich's?

* Did you know Bujal that I always tease you and you cannot get angry with me because you always bully me at work?

24 November 2008

You know Awie? The lead singer for rock band Wings? It's his birthday today so happy birthday to you bro! Other than that, nothing important happens today. Just another day of the year.
So during this perfectly ordinary day of the year, after we're finished with Mia's monthly checkup, I went to the National Blood Centre in Jalan tun Razak to well, donate blood of course. I remember the first time I donated blood was exactly 8 years ago on this date. It was at the UPM Health Centre. 11 donations later I still don't understand why they have to prick my middle finger to check on my blood type when they should already know by now is bloody O! It's not like my blood type is going to change 3 times a year or something.
I took my wife and Adam along for this visit. I never knew they can come along into the blood collection room and bug me and took pictures and all. Else I'd bring them here long time ago. Anyway Adam was pretty cool watching me get pricked here and there, seeing the blood and all. He's just not afraid at all.

For some strange reason, I usually get to cut a cake and receive cool presents and cards during Awie's birthday. Not this year though. Rumours has it they might come along next week during pay day. I won't put my hopes high and that.

Alterchart e#10

01 Fall for you - Secondhand Serenade

02 Love bug - Jonas Brothers mp3

03 Number one - Skye Sweetnam mp3

04 Dangerous - Akon / Kardinal Ofishall / Sean Paul mp3

05 Stay - Estrella mp3

06 In the ayer - Florida

07 T-shirt - Chantel

08 Let it rock - Kevin Rudolf

09 Womanizer - Britney Spears

10 Whatever you like - T.I

22 November 2008

I wish I could go to my boss' tahlil ceremony this afternoon. Unfortunately I have to pick my sister in law who arrived at LCCT around 2:30.
My parent in law is also in town right now along with Linda's other sister and brother. Pak Tam got here later in the afternoon. It's a full house here today.

21 November 2008

Today is going to be Adam and Mia's last day at their respective nurseries. Next year we shall be sending them to different ones. And for the time being, their aunt Fida will be looking after them since she's having her semester break right now.
Taska Bestari Ceria is a good place if you like your kids to make friends and play along with other children. But if you'd like your kid to learn anything, academic-wise, send them to a real kindergarten. That's why we're sending Adam to a new place. So so long TBC. Thanks for taking care of our kids. I would somewhat recommend this nursery. Call Mrs. Mimi at 163935714.

20 November 2008

If you've been rooting for the Malaysian team in The Amazing Raca Asia (TARA) season 3, today's finale was a huge anti-climax. Ida Nerina & Tania Khan started the leg in first place but fnished the race last. Like Bill Shankly said, if you're first you're first. If you're second (or third) you're nothing. And Ida didn't even have the courtesy to talk on the phone when Fly FM called her this morning. Sore loser.
I think my theory is validated in this just concluded season of TARA. Luck plays a HUGE part in this race. It's like 30% startegy, 70% luck. Lousy taxi drivers, missed flights, operation hours, injuries you know the drill. Ida & Tania were good, but luck wasn't on their side. Their vehicle did got caught on the fricking desert like a gazillion times but I think they utimately lost the race the moment they missed that final flight to Bangkok. Tough luck ladies. And why is it the kiasu nerds always win this race? Sam & Vince got a 4 hours penalty for God's sake and they still finish first? Like I said, it's all about luck. Anyway I'm just glad Geoff & Tish didn't win the race. I can't stand to look at that obnoxious guy. He's just one badass, hot-tempered bully. Girl, like, break up with that jerk already!

19 November 2008

The global economic downturn has finally made it presence felt here. Well, at least amongst my colleagues.
Me for example, I've been skipping lunch for the past 2 weeks. My friend Rizal S is planning to walk from his home in Equine Park to work. Abang D is contemplating of quitting smoking. Rahman might have to return his brand new Viva. Bujal actually considered going on a diet to save money *gasp!*. Sapuan is... okay Sapuan is rich so it doesn't really matter to him. Yes, everybody is feeling the pinch. November 27 cannot come soon enough for us. Hey wait a minute, whatever happened to our claims? Somebody in HR not doing their job maybe? One can only wonder...

18 November 2008

Maxis Wireless Broadband is totally shite! That's all I have to say. My Internet connection for these past few days had been utter crap. I can't wait to terminate my subscription. It's just not worth it paying 78 ringgit every month for an Internet service that's even worse than dial You just wait till I can afford Celcom or Streamyx. Then it'll be bye-bye to Maxis for eva! I'm not promoting your service to anyone

I think I'm gonna take some time out from blogging. At least until my Internet improves. Hinsh.

17 November 2008

Today we delivered some goods to the Sheraton Hotel in Subang Jaya for the Asia Pacific Water conference or something thingy.
I've been to a few hotels and I must say Sheraton Subang is the least beautiful of them all. The ceilings looked old and ugly, the walls are dull and boring, in short if I want to do a conference or exhibition, this is the last place I would pick. What they really need right now is a renovation, a major one. On the other hand, maybe the place is cheaper than the rest, that's why it is picked.

16 November 2008

This is a test post.

I am blogging from my Microsoft Word 2007 software. Which is quite cool because you can do all sort of things with your post and you can add a number of special effects to your photos.

Plus you can post directly to Blogger, Wordpress or Windows Live Spaces, among others.

But the number one uncool factor and the reason I'm not taking this up is...

I cannot upload pictures to Blogger.

What's the use really.

So Microsoft, you still sucks.

15 November 2008

Don't hate me because I've got a new I.C he he.

[photo was photoshopped for safety reasons]

Today my new I.C is ready, exactly a month after I went to the Seri Kembangan Registration Dept in Serdang. It's a mixed feeling to see that new address printed on the card. Glad that I can now vote in Selangor. Sad and a little bit of regret that it doesn't say Lot 173 Lorong Che Nor Pesaka anymore. Oh well. I failed to convince my wife to do the same for hers though. Looks like we'll have to go our separate ways during the elections.

14 November 2008

Today shall be remembered as the day Mia Ariana age +- 8 months stood up by herself after climbing the TV bench.
Maybe we won't be needing a walker after all.

13 November 2008

After carrying 8 computers, 2 monitors and 4 super heavy UPS up to the 3rd floor in a company in Shah Alam, I went to the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNIM) in Semenyih next. I have no business there but Rizal S wanted to take some pictures, yeah I know, so troublesome this guy.
This university, according to Rizal is not for the average Malaysian. For starters the tuition fees starts from a cool RM18,000 per semester not including accommodations and text books. That's why there's more foreigners rather than locals studying at this university. I mean almost every single one of the students drive their own car to class. You lucky bast devil.

12 November 2008

This is how to get a free umbrella, ella, eh eh from HP Service Center.
First get yourself a HP hardware (pc, notebook, printer, whatever) to repair. Then wait for the day the sky is really-really cloudy around the Pusat Bandar Damansara area. It is imperative that your arrive at the HP Service Center in Jalan Gelanggang when it started to pour. Service time usually takes from 5 to 15 minutes and you don't want to arrive to early or to late because the rain might not be heavy enough or worse, too late when the rain stopped already. When you finished sending your equipment to the Customer Service rep, casually walk out the door and grab the HP umbrella provided for the customers on the right hand side of the door. Remember just take one only, don't be greedy. Use the umbrella to get to your car and keep it. The guards won't mind, trust me. I tried that twice already and they're very understanding.

And if you're really-really nice to the Customer Service reps, (i.e you fill up the forms beforehand without them asking and you're not a fussy customer) they might just give you goodies from time to time :)

Okay, good luck with the umbrella Jim.

11 November 2008

Last weekend we went for a stroll around Taman Puncak Jalil to take another look at our potential future house. This time there were some For Sale stickers pasted on the windows of several of the houses. So I called them today and guess how much they cost?
For a brand new single storey terrace with 3 rooms and 2 bathrooms, RM185,000 to RM195,000. No kidding. If all those houses cost as much as that, I think I'm gonna be stuck at Taman U for a long-long time. Sigh.

10 November 2008

In developed countries like Japan, Germany and U.S.A, peaceful public rally is regarded as every citizen's democratic right. In those countries, anyone can demonstrate and protest anywhere, anytime, for as long as they like until the cows come home. And the police there, they will be present alright. But their presence is mainly to keep the public in order, direct traffic and generally keep the protesters safe.
But here, here in the country who wished to be called a develop country in 12 years time, instead of protecting the people, they usually harass, intimidate, beat up and sometimes lock up people just for holding candles in public places. Here, all the people's grouse and dissatisfactions are suppressed for the so called peace and security's sake. Developed country? I think we should teach our police force to be civilized first.

Maybe I can never single-handedly change the government of the day but I swear that I will do everything in my power to make sure that at least my kids and my family will see what's the BN government is all about.

8 November 2008

Today my dad was in town to attend another one of his UPM old boys reunion dinner. This time it was held somewhere in Hulu Langat near to the Sungai Gabai waterfall. I dropped him off there around 6:30 PM and he didn't came back until 1 in the morning. Of course it's not just some dinner, it's an opportunity to meet up old acquaintances, tap into the network of some of his highly successful friends. Looking by the number of beemers, mercs and other big shiny cars parked at the reunion site today, yes there were successful alright.

I know why Liverpool lost to Spurs last week. I didn't get my lucky kiss from my wife and kids prior to the match. Yeah that must be it. Tonight though, I make sure I give them all 2 kisses each right before the match and guess what? We won by 3 goals to West Brom tonight.

Before the Liverpool game at 1:30 AM, I watched the Jerry McGuire movie on TV1 just to kill time. I always wanted to watch that movie for quite some time now by I never had the chance to borrow the DVD or get enough seeds to download it. And it was quite a good movie too. After watching it all I have to say is, you might not know me babe but Jessica Alba.. you. complete. me. What she's married already? Okay-okay Vanessa Hugdens, you. complete. me.

7 November 2008

It looks like November is the month for bearing good news. Barack Obama won the U.S presidential election last Wednesday, that ought to be good news for the world. Then the prosecutors failed to get Anwar's sodomy cased transfered to high court yesterday. But the best news of all must of my hero's RPK release from ISA this afternoon.
When I first heard the news on the radio I thought there must be something wrong with my hearing. The Home Ministry must be crazy to release the man who almost single-handedly bring down the BN government. Then I heard, the high court ordered the release so no wonder lah. His harbeas corpus application is accepted and the court ruled that RPK's detention is unlawful. Now that's something you don't hear everyday. Just when I thought there's no hope for our judiciary, the honourable High Court Justice Syed Ahmad Helmy Syed Ahmad showed there's still hope yet. Anyway welcome back RPK! Now just keep on doing you thang and bring down those BN goons.

5 November 2008

29 years old single manatee male looking for domestic partnership. Warm, friendly and eats a lot. Willing to consider girls/guys below 40. Looks not important but preferably with big boobs. Earns big bucks every month and owns a brand new Proton Persona.
A dugong, really? I don't know lah. You guys compare for yourself lor. :)

Alterchart m#13

01 Benar-benar - Adam mp3

02 Situasi - Bunkface mp3

03 Cinta ku terakhir - Duta mp3

04 Dibius cinta - Yusry & Melly

05 OK - Malique feat Fabulous Cat

06 Pelangi - Joanna & Co

07 Bila rasaku ini rasaku - Kerispatih

08 Terima kasih cinta - Afghan

09 Molek - Elyana

10 Cinta yang sempurna - Sixth Sense feat Noe

4 November 2008

My faithful Casio watch of 6 years went dead on me yesterday. The label said 10 year battery but apparently not. Now I have no watch to wear, poor me.
Hmmm, wish I could get a new watch or something, like for my birthday maybe? Nah, I'm not hinting at Linda or anything. Just making a general statement.

3 November 2008

Somewhere during the 3rd week of Ramadan, I stopped going to Seri Mutiara restaurant for several reasons. I was like their number 1 regular customer but their service became less satisfactory and the food tasted less good. For the remaining days of the fasting month I went to the Ramadan bazaar in Equine and after Raya, I ate mostly at several Mamak restaurants here and there. The thing about mamaks is, they always use their hands to serve the food. Like when I ordered my nasi lemak every morning, the would pick the peanuts, anchovies and egg with their bare hands (Azwath and Tapah all same). Oh for God's sake KEEP YOUR FILTHY HANDS OFF MY FOOD!! God knows what else they did with their hands. After that, I prepare my nasi lemak myself. Puas hati.

One evening last week we dropped at Seri Mutiara after picking up wifey from work. We were hungry and we can't think of any place else to go. We decided to dine in there. That's when the surprises came. They treated us extra nicely and the food tasted extra good that night. And when they got our orders wrong, they decided to re-cook the food all over again. Hmm I should do that more often, boycott their place for a period of time. They probably really noticed our absence. Number 1 customer he he.

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2 November 2008

Tomorrow we're supposed to send our 7 months old Mia to a new place, near our house but unfortunately the lady in charge said she's fully booked right now. She said we'll have to wait until January before we can send Mia there. Although a tad disappointed, I appreciate her honesty. She knew she cannot handle too many kids at once and she didn't go all greedy and take ours regardless. So tomorrow it's gonna be the same old dreaded nursery again. Why dreaded you say? Let's just say that their services has gone way below par. And the new girl whose looking after Mia, sometimes I don't think she's fit to look after a kitten let alone a real human being. Dreadful.
Speaking if which, poor Mia is having a terrible cough and cold. She's coughing and wheezing and it just breaks our hearts to see her like that. Apart from the medications from the clinic, we also gave her plenty of honey but so far her conditions hasn't improve much. You hang on there girl.

1 November 2008

While victory is sweet, defeat is a really-really bitter pill to swallow. I got my GMT calculations wrong today so I was waiting in front of the TV by 9:30 PM when the actual match didn't start until 1:30 AM. I stayed up until like 3:30 AM just too watch my team loose. Never mind it's our first defeat in like a hundred years (actually 16 games), it felt like we lost the title race already. The lads played well this morning and all I can say is luck was not on our side. I mean Spurs wasn't that good and they were really lucky Jamie Carragher scored that heart-breaking own goal and the fact that we hit the crossbar a dozen times in the first half. It's just not our day. And that cheeky Chelsea fan, Rizal Shaari stayed up all morning just to watch Liverpool loose so that he can annoy me with his trademark congratulatory SMS right after the game. Sheesh. Ah well, at least I can say we still have the bragging rights until our next meeting he he :P

Whenever I found a good blog, I will always take my time to read all its posts from start to finish. Yesterday I found two such blogs and so I spent the last 24 hours reading every single entry. And to compliment that, I will also add them to my Regular list so I can check them out every other day. So Anisah, the honour is mine. Keep up the good work girl!. The other blog is Sembang Komputer.com by a dude named MK. Actually I hated him at first because my initial impression of him was not so good. He sounded like a pretentious goody-two-shoes. He basically run a tech-support blog, answering all your queries about computer stuff, in Malay. After reading his blog from front to back, I thought "hey I knew all that, big deal". But the difference between him and me is, he put it up on his blog for all the world to know. Well at least for Malay-speaking people. And he knows quite a lot too, not as much as Bujal or Safuan, maybe slightly more than I do. Anyway for all your contribution society MK, I give you 10 measly points ha ha! So when are you going to invite me as a contributor? No? Just kidding.

In case you don't know, November is rather special too me. I'm not saying that because my birthday falls in this month, it's because... well yeah, it's solely because of my birthday he he! Anyhoo I've got a few things up my sleeve for this month. Maybe I will start something new this month, something significant, life-changing even. I won't spill any details here but someday, you'll know. If only I have a secret blog stashed away somewhere then I can confide everything. Hmmm, *shrugs*.

Monday, it's crunch time. Next week my colleagues and I will be starting work on our huge mega project in Puncak Alam. To quote HSM3, we're all in this together guys, it's now or never, Gooo Wildcats!

Note to self:
Road tax for Savvy: RM55.00
Service and courier charges: RM20.00