Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A ... close to 20 years Reunion KPP/ITM IU3/Texas Group2 - Mixed Group


Organizer : Hana of Telek0m Melaka
Host : Nina of Sc0m1 soon to be with Sc0pe Internati0nal

A reunion of the girls from the few "rooms", especially arranged to celebrate Mun balik kampung from Sydney.

More photos are available at facebook cos' it has a more user friendly batch photo upload tool.

Foto saya lagi ... oh tidak !

Bila Santa nak datang ?


Last week :

Uqbah : Mak, kita beli pokok krismas ye.
Mak : Pokok krismas itu untuk orang Kristian. Kita orang Islam, kita tak beli pokok krismas.

Yesterday :

Uqbah : Mak, bila Santa nak datang rumah kita ?
Mak : Santa tu untuk orang Kristian. Kita orang Islam, kita tak percaya pada Santa.
Uqbah : Tapi Babah nak jugak hadiah dari Santa.
Mak : Babah kan dah banyak hadiah mainan, berkotak-kotak.
Uqbah : Tapi Babah nak jugak hadiah dari Santa. nak jugak ! nak jugak !
Mak : Santa dalam TV je ada. Kat luar ni Santa tak de. Orang Islam tak percaya Santa, kita orang Islam. Nantilah ... tunggu Ayah balik (default escape clause).

To all my Christian friends ... Merry Xmas .

Friday, December 21, 2007

Ooops ... Blunder big time !

For "cari makan", I am the policy and process governess. I create policy follow by the responding standards and processes.
Those do not follow process, by reason of ignorance or simply "degil, will have to "fill up the except1on and exempt1on" form. Then they need to get it signed by the my boss boss and his/her boss.

Now ... that's when it is the policy and processes within my area.
What if I am the one who "fail" to comply to policy and processes from other areas ?

Tak ke fenin makcik governess.

Thousand apologies Ms C0uns3l, Ms Pr0cur3m3nt, Ms F1nanc3 ... all the oversight are not intended. Must have been due to the over-heavy workload that contribute to the unintended oversight.

Luckily a conversation w/ my lunch partner over a shared cup of teh tarik and 4 pieces of cekodok surface my ooops before it's to late and a good candidate for future aud1t item.

Step 1 : admit the mistake and apologize.
Step 2 : blog about it ... so next time i remember, hopefully
Step 3 : reverse the process and go backward with the processes that i've unintentionally missed out.

Ahhhh ! Have to reverse so many paperwork and even worse need to present to the t3nd3r committ33 ... aku malas betul le bab-bab ni.

I want to take another break.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Riddle doddle

Q1. What letter is like an island?
Q2. What letter is like a selfish friend?
Q3. What letter comes once in a minute, twice in a moment and never in a thousand years?
Q4. What letter is like the sun?



The answers are down there ... scroll down and highlight.





A1. T is in the middle of water.
A2. P is the first in pity and the last in help.
A3. M.
A4. G is in the centre of light.

Friday, December 07, 2007

PiBi Dividend

Fund comparison http://www.invest.com.my/game/funds/compare

Public Mutual declares distributions for 8 funds

Public Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Public Mutual declares distributions for eight of its funds. The gross distributions declared are for financial year / period ended 30 November 2007:

Public Ittikal Fund - Gross distribution of 10.00 sen per unit
Public Dividend Select Fund - Gross distribution of 3.75 sen per unit
Public Islamic Equity Fund - Gross distribution of 5.00 sen per unit
Public Far-East Select Fund - Gross distribution of 4.00 sen per unit
Public Regional Sector Fund - Gross distribution of 3.50 sen per unit
Public Far-East Dividend Fund - Gross distribution of 2.00 sen per unit
Public Balanced Fund - Gross distribution of 10.00 sen per unit
Public Islamic Balanced Fund - Gross distribution of 2.25 sen per unit
Public Mutual’s Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow said Public Ittikal Fund, Public Dividend Select Fund and Public Islamic Equity Fund have generated a one-year return of 37.43%, 36.63% and 40.04% respectively for the period ended 16 November 2007, according to The Edge-Lipper Fund Table dated 26 November 2007.

As for Public Far-East Select Fund and Public Regional Sector Fund, both funds have generated a one-year return of 43.19% and 35.42% respectively for the period ended 16 November 2007. Both funds have outperformed their benchmarks of 33.10% and 29.53% respectively for the same period.

Public Far-East Dividend Fund which was launched in November 2006, has generated a six-month return of 11.69% for the period ended 16 November 2007.

Public Balanced Fund, on the other hand has also outperformed its benchmark of 21.11%, with a one-year return of 31.71% for the same period. Meanwhile, Public Islamic Balanced Fund has registered a one-year return of 23.46% for the period ended 16 November 2007.

Public Mutual is the largest private unit trust company in Malaysia and it currently manages 54 funds for more than 1,350,000 accountholders. As at 31 October 2007, the total net asset value of the funds managed by the company was RM26.7 billion.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Look whose photo I found !

A house visit from Kak Zainy, Abg Sham & Aiman, sometime back in Aug 2002.





Lagi-lagi Babah

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cap Teko or Cap Senduk or Cap Kuali

I subscribe to an e-group which is founded by two ex-collegues. Often I voice my opinion on certain matter or respond to a certain email with my view, which sometimes "melawan arus"

Zu call me this afternoon to inform me that there are some members of that e-group have asked her if i belong to a certain party and expressed their "suprise".
They even probe further which school my kids go to.

Woow ! I am "teruja" to say the least, that people out there label me with an inaccurate label. Not that I care what people think of me, but it's interesting how people draw conclusion as they wish to perceive.

To me personally, I am politically conservatively-alert, although not savy enough. I do care what's happening politically but rest assured I am not partisan. To me political is beyond partisan. Politic has big impact in our life as a family unit as well as a member of a society. The most formal political training that I've was 20+ yrs ago - a Political Science 101 class during U days. That's it.

If I say Project XYZ is a good one, no matter which party drive the project, then factually Project XYZ is good because it benefit the community overall. We've to give credit whenever it's due, irrespective of the party, Cap Kuali, Cap Teko or Cap Senduk.

I am blessed with harmonious friends, who might have different political belief but we always have a view to see fact as fact and filter the emotional baggage. I always try to avoid friends who are "taksub-parti".

So dear readers, noooo I don't belong to any political party. I side with whoever bring good to the community !

p/s: i like colors blue, pink and green color - purely from the "sedap mata memandang" angle - not based on the political party color.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

To do or not to do

http://video.about.com/breastcancer/Getting-a-Mammogram.htm

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Nurin Jazlin


May you now rest in peace ...
Our prayers are with Nurin's family.





Yet another missing children.
My hope is that the search of Nurin will end sweetly, if not sweeter, than Yin's.

Here is the Blog dedicated to the search of Nurin ... http://www.nurinjazlin.blogspot.com/

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Anai-anai attack

Marah, tension dan geram ... itu fasal font merah.

We notice this when we went back to KT for the Merdeka weekend.Immediately have to engage Pok Mat the DIY man (Kak Nik's contractor friend) to arrange for the "anai-anai" service.Alang kepalang, we got Pok Mat to fix all the plumbing problems as well as the main toilet unfinished work.
All this set us back another RM1K this month. Alhamdullilah, the sibling network is dependable as usual to chip in. Terimakasih Ibu Nabil & Mama I's gang. As well as Lek Wangi who make all the phone calls for the quotation and follow up.

Tak caye ... tengok ni ...






Dan ini ...






Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Woodmaster

Woodmaster Architecture Woodworks.

DIFY Woodhouse Sdn Bhd.
019-3503322 (Tan) www.woodmaster.net.my
No: 56, Jln Bulan U5/5, Bndr Pinggiran Subang, 40150 Shah Alam.
03-78468584 / 03-78465833

Monday, September 10, 2007

Extending an appeal for Bait Al Amin


Library should have plenty of "fun" book.

You can donate cash or post the books.


Help the kids of Bait Al Amin - go kelik-kelik at Dr Bubble's blog to find out more.


I do not know Dr Bubble personally but I am supporting his effort - so can you !

gambar tiada kaitan dengan artikel ini.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Stok


Stok Checklist untuk bulan puasa :
> martabak segera dari Pasar Tani Shah Alam.
> resipi kuih Dadar yang setiap tahun kena di cari sebab asyik hilang.
> latih tubi buat kuih cara.
> mee kuning banyak-banyak aneka "style"
> isi telur bungkus.
> nasi plastik "nona" yang kecik-kecik.
> cincau.
> kurma.
> air sirap bandung.
Dah nak puasa ni, kena praktis banyak-banyak di dapur.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Execuse me Sir, You're fired !

I never thought I will have to say that but after giving a month ++, I think I will not risk the Co's interest any further.

Nothing personal Sir ... while I value your skill in aud1t1ng area, but I do have to ask for your removal from this particular engagement.

I demand that your employer, who is currently our serv1ce provider, to send another personnel who can communicate.
So I can spend my time validating the content of the presentation and report, rather than playing "Mr Brown - Mind Your Language" role.

Me no speak Londong well but me can speak lah.
Me can say things in less than 12 words, me say. Me don't use too many words.
Me say "recommend" ... me not say "is found want1ng".
Me say "pa1n areas" me explain the problem, me not say what me see as observations.

Me say sorry to you Sir, but me have to put the Co's interest above all. Afterall it's the Co's money, not mine.
Execuse me Sir, you are fired.


p/s: I never thought I can be this harsh, but push me to the wall .. I got to do what I got to do.

Selamat Hari Merdeka

Semoga kekal dan makin harmoni dan makin murah rezeki ...

Cupcakes adalah hasil tangan Cik Pi, kawanku yang sangat kreatif !




Tuesday, August 28, 2007

MyKids @ BJ

Even at 805am, the queue is already long.













Aman the footballer in the family.
Queueing since 800am.















2 from right are the boys from Cheras, next Aman. Small in size, big in spirit nevertheless.















Cantik tak baju MyKids ku ?





















Ready ?


















Aman didn't make it under 6 sec running 50m, but his spirit is to be admired. Cuba lagi tahun depan !

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Imran Ali Bin Ismayatim

This is not a "new arrival" announcement per se.
It's just that the owner of the blog is cleaning up her mailbox and found these pictures that deserve a place in the cyberspace.

Born 25th January 2006. Emergency operation birth weight 2.75kg.

Celotehnye laju dan kuat.... was slang kelate since he was born in Demit, KB, Kelantan but hve moved to Alor Setar recently.

Have to go and check his slang during this school holiday !


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sudah-sudah lah tu

Update :
Aug 17th : my own comment : have you hear/read it for yourself ? i have read the translation myself and be my own judge. the "emotional" newspaper and politicians out there are not my yardstick
go kelik-kelik here http://namewee.blogspot.com/2007/08/hello-semua-orang-melayu-sila-tengok.html or http://namewee.blogspot.com/

~~~~~
Aug 17th - PM says apology is OK but the law prevail. Let the law take it's own course. In the mean time, let us ponder why the reason for the "voices" and make this country a more "balanced" country ... shall we ?
Aug 16th - "Cabinet" by means of one of the minister - reject the Rapper's apology

The case of "Rude" Rapper should be close. His apology should be accepted.
It's an expensive lesson for him, and others, but I do not feel he deserve more "punishment".

~~~~~~~~

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/8/15/nation/18592215&sec=nation&focus=1

Wednesday August 15, 2007

Student rapper apologises

PETALING JAYA: Student Wee Meng Chee, 24, who caused a furore here with his Negaraku rap video clip on YouTube, has apologised for the parody and will remove the video clip from his blog.

“It has taught me a lesson about the spirit of nationalism and race relations. As a Malaysian, I did not intend to shame the country or ridicule any religion.


Accept it: Chua (left) and Wee holding a press conference in Putrajaya yesterday after talking to Meng Chee about his rap video clip. — Bernama
“To end the controversy, I will remove the video clip from my blog and I hope other bloggers will stop distributing the video clip,” said the mass communications student at Ming Chuan University in Taiwan.

Meng Chee said he also did not have any intention of creating anti-government sentiments or fan racism by writing the song as he was loyal to the King and the country where he was raised, gained knowledge and given the freedom to develop his talent.

He said he wanted to return and contribute to the country.

“I am proud to be a Malaysian and my loyalty to my country has not wavered even though I’m now studying in Taiwan,” he said.

Meng Chee, from Muar, posted a six-minute video of a Mandarin rap number using the Negaraku as background and promptly came under fire for mocking the national anthem and making statements many found offensive.

MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek spoke to him yesterday on the phone for about 30 minutes in the presence of the boy’s father Wee Ann Hee.

“Meng Chee thought that using Negaraku (as background) was apt as it was the 50th anniversary of our independence,” he told reporters in Putrajaya, adding that Meng Chee was naive and did not realise it was a mistake at that time.


»To end the controversy, I will remove the video clip from my blog« WEE MENG CHEE
Dr Chua, who is also Johor MCA chairman, said the MCA had accepted his apology and urged all Malaysians to accept Meng Chee’s apology in good faith too.

He added that Meng Chee had already taken out his video from the Internet but other people had downloaded it and sent it out again.

“If we come down hard on every young man, there is no room for any creativity and innovativeness in this country.

“There should be room for dissent but this dissent must be within the confines of the country’s Constitution.

“He is a creative and naive young man who has not even finished his tertiary education; we cannot pass harsh judgements; he asked for forgiveness and we should be open-hearted,” he said.

The senior Wee, 47, who is a former singer and a judge in singing competitions, expressed his gratitude to MCA for addressing the issue.

Information Minister Datuk Zainuddin Maidin urged Malaysians to accept Meng Chee’s apology.

“He is still young. We should not be too hard on him but he should learn from this, particularly in handling sensitive issues,” he said, commending MCA on the way the party handled the issue.

Zainuddin hoped the people would not continue to harp on the matter as Meng Chee had already apologised.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Panglima warna-warni on stage

Aman singing at Karnival Keusahawanan SRI Hira', Batu Belah, Klang. Julai 2007.




New ray of hope ?

At the normal rate of Govt implementation, this might not happen in
my career-life-time, whatever year left for me now, but it might
happen for the next generation of Malaysian woman workforce.
But then again, the Govt might have learn from us to fast-track
implementation the "MyEmployer" Way. Imagine ... P4k L4h said to Naj1b ...
implement in one month time !
I never be "happier" to hear the one-month instruction.

~~~~~~~~

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=276949

KUALA LUMPUR, August 2 (Bernama) -- Women should be given flexibility in employment so that they can focus their attention on their families, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Thursday.

The deputy prime minister said the public and private sectors should look into providing flexibility for their women employees to stop working temporarily to fulfil their family responsibilities.

"Flexibility should be given for women employees to leave their service temporarily, for example, when they have just delivered their babies, and when the babies are older, they can re-join the service and continue with their careers.

"I find that many women want to quit their job temporarily to take care of their families but at the same time they don't want to totally leave their jobs either in the government or private sector," he told reporters after opening the Women's Summit 2007 here.

Najib said that giving them such flexibility would prevent an exodus of female workers from the employment sector to fulfil their family obligations.

He said the Public Service Department (PSD) would be asked to study the proposal before it is submitted to the Cabinet.

"I am not saying this as a decision ... but something which has to be studied in-depth and will be considered when the time comes," he added.

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, who was also president, when asked for comment, said all parties should view the matter seriously if they do not want to lose their workforce.

"I urge all companies to look at the issue more seriously because it is not only a women issue but a business issue...work, life balance is a business issue," she added.

She said companies which already had family-friendly policies had balance and studies showed that their productivity and profits were higher.

Shahrizat said it had become a world trend to have a policy which provide such flexibility to ensure optimum use of the workforce.

"So in Malaysia, we have no choice. As I said, both the government and the private sector must make preparations, its very important," she said adding that almost 36 per cent of the country's workforce were women.

The 2007 Women Summit, organised by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry, is the fifth to be held. This year's theme is "Putting Women at the Heart of Development".

More than 2,000 participants attended the summit, which among others, seeks to find a balance between career and family towards formulating a public policy that is conducive and supports the paradigm shift on issues relating to women at work.

-- BERNAMA

Friday, July 27, 2007

Anugerah buat Ayah dan Ibu

3 years ago, Ms Melopong, a virtual friend, asked if she can compile one of my write-up to UKS egroup that i wrote during my 4th pregnancy. So I email-ed her my entry and forgot all about it.

After a few months, she sent me an email informing of the book "Anugerah buat Ayah dan Ibu" is out and apparently my write-up is worth an entry.

I am A WRITER OF AN ARTICLE IN A BOOK ... not a full-pledge writer of a book.

So you my friends ... go buy the book in support of yours truly a new budding writer :)

You can get it from the UKS shop or SMART bookshop and the publisher is PTS Millenia.

To add topping to the ice-cream, I love receiving the cheque every now and then.


Although the amount is barely enough for 2 weeks ration of Kelisa fuel. I am excited still :)



Saturday, July 21, 2007

PM info

PUBLIC MUTUAL DISTRIBUTION DECLARATION FOR FUNDS
FINANCIAL YEAR-ENDING 31st MAY 2008

Public Mutual has declared Distribution for funds with financial year-ending on 31st May 2008 as following

1) Public Balanced Fund (PBF) --> 5.00 sen
2) Public Ittikal Fund (PITTIKAL) --> 5.00 sen
3) Public Islamic Equity Fund (PIEF) --> 1.50 sen
4) Public Dividend Select Fund (PDSF) --> 1.50 sen
5) Public Far-East Select Fund (PFES) --> 1.50 sen
6) Public Select Bond Fund (PSBF) --> 4.00 sen
7) Public Regional Sector Fund (PRSEC) --> 1.50


Please kindly take note that interim distribution has been declared for above mentioned funds in 30 November 2007.

1) Public Balanced Fund (PBF) --> 10.00 sen
2) Public Ittikal Fund (PITTIKAL) --> 10.00 sen
3) Public Islamic Equity Fund (PIEF) --> 5.00 sen
4) Public Dividend Select Fund (PDSF) --> 3.75 sen
5) Public Far-East Select Fund (PFES) --> 4.00 sen
6) Public Select Bond Fund (PSBF) --> NIL
7) Public Regional Sector Fund (PRSEC) --> 3.50

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Babah and friends





This is Babah with his Zoo friends and his long hair !
Cadbury is BuBu.
The yellow bee is BeeBee.
The Stripe is BraZi.
The Black Dolphin is DoDo.
The PolkaDot is DeerDeer.
The Yellow And Red Stripe is McDi.
The Blue Butterfly is FiFi.
The Purple doll is Baby.
And the boy with extra long hair is Babah !

070707 - PROSIM 1st day


Aman attended the 1st session of PROSIM - Program Seronok Sains, Bahasa Inggeris Dan Matematik.
When we picked him and his car pool gang up at 1240pm from Dewan Cendiakia @ INTEKMA Resort the comment was :
"Best pergi !"
Confirmed ! I can get my well deserved peaceful 4hr Saturday morning.
Further information on PROSIM :

Thursday, June 28, 2007

When I'm feeling blue ....

* Tiupan angin lintang telah berlalu buat masa ini. Walaupun begitu cuaca masih sangat tidak menentu. Beberapa guruh dan petir masih sabung menyabung di selangi dengan gerimis, hujan panas dan juga hujan lebat. Untung saja belum ada hujan batu. Anyway, I pray the out-going Mdm will be blessed with more rezeki and for the up-going Mdm to be blessed with a lot of strength and wisdom. Me, the mokcik, will be happy still sitting by the pantry.

* Having "makan gaji" for close to 15 years, "politics" suprise me no more, but what still took me by suprise yesterday, was the "doer". I have thought of the person, with previous dealing, have been a more "better" person but then again, reality check, people do change when the carrot is "orange-ier". I must hv been ignoring the sign for too long, orrrr may be not ignoring, but more of "bersangka baik", or may be as my meal-mate says ... I am the very blurrr one. But my principle "do not harm others" stays ... tak pe lah kan, the truth will prevail.

* Charity side - I was again sadden by 2 incidents. Again the most unexpected turndown happen. Tak pe lah ... again ... anyway ... my friends at RALK is planning for a Hi Tea Amal Kasih ... do kelik-kelik here for more details.

*****Tuan-tuan dan Puan-puan, mari kita sama-sama tarik nafas ... hembus nafas ... dan nyanyikan lagu di bawah **********

When I am feeling blue, all I need to do is take a look at you ...

Then I am not so blue ...



Saturday, June 16, 2007

Mission accomplished !

For the first time since my employment with this Co, I've to present a paper for approval to spend money (not mine) ... in front of a committee which I've been hearing all sorts of "tough" stories. And I was supposed to drag along more experience-with-the-committee collegues. Had 3 candidates in my mind but none of them are available - speaking of kawan di masa susah. Anyway, for the last one week, I've been going around asking for what are others' experiences and learning the Dos and Don'ts. What line works and what line to be avoided. What I hold dearly is "don't say too much" just "say enough".

I keep rehearsing my lines the night before and the 2 hr morning wait at the Immigration office (to pick up Bibik's visa) provided a good timing for silent rehearsal. I arrived at the meeting room early and waited patiently (and nervously) until my time. When they called me, I keep telling myself the rule ... "don't say too much" just "say enough".

So I presented my case ... point1, point2, point3, point4 ... then concluded as quickly as I can. I stumbled a bit on the final evaluation point because I was told, by one of the "tip"pers, to simplify but I guess I've over simplified things. One of committee member demanded the detail analysis, which I have but did not submit on recommendation from one of my tippers,so I told her I'll resubmit. Shuuuyyyy I thought it will be downhill from that point but luckily the other members were OK on the overall analysis and pointed that it's a good cost saving for the Co with the new approach (onsite offsite balancing)bla bla bla and good benchmark data .... oklah ... after 15 minutes ... I hear the statement that I wanted to hear ... "We approve this paper and you can proceed, however please submit your detail evaluation to complete the submission" ... wokeyyy that's not a problem .

Phewwww ! Mission accomplished !

When I updated M4d4m in her room, she's so happy, siap bangun dari kerusi lagi "Good Job for 1st timer" .
Alhamdulillah ... now I can have a good weekend and prepare the next step ... Monday lah.

Monday, June 11, 2007

I need diversion ...



Bag Blog.
http://bagfetish-unleashed.blogspot.com/2006/11/vintage-second-hand-bag-shops-in-kl.html

Milano StationPlaza Ampang City,Jalan Ampang, KL
Tel: 03-42564137
Scoop
Plaza Damas,Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, KL
Tel: 03-62011206 www.scoop.com.my

LilypotDesa Sri Hartamas, KL
Tel: 03-62039940/1

Treasures Collection
Wisma SunrisePlaza M'ont Kiara, KL
Tel: 03-62034231


The Attic Place
545 Orchard Rd #04-01 Far East Shopping Centre Singapore 238882
Mon-Fri









http://sg.88db.com/sg/Services/Post_Detail.page/buy_sell/bags/?PostID=54117

Plaza Damas, Hartamas

Milan Classic Shop Add: No.68-1-12, Jalan 5/101c Cheras Business Centre, 5th Mile Off Jalan Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur.(nearby Cheras Tesco, or Yulek)

Brands Exchange at Far East Square,



MADAM MILAN
B1-47 Raffles Place MRT station. A new outlet opened early this month at B1-08 Tanjong Pagar MRT stationOperating hours: Monday to Friday, 11am to 8pm; Saturday, 11am to 3pm

Opening hours: 10am to 7pm (Monday - Friday)10am to 3pm (Saturday)
Closed on Sunday/Public Holidays
Add: 5 raffles place #b1-47 raffles place mrt station singapore 048618
Tel: 64389766 Mobile: 91453333


BAG ZAAR
02-08 Lucky Plaza
Operating hours: Monday to Saturday, 11.30am to 8pm



BRANDS EXCHANGE
01-K4 Far East Square
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 4.30pm. Saturday, by appointment only





BE-A-FASHIONISTA.COM
sg.be-a-fashionista.com

http://www.asiaone.com/Just%2BWoman/News/Beauty%2B%2526%2BFashion/Story/A1Story20080421-61047.html

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Gonu hit Oman and now heading to Iran


I didn't buy the newspaper today. Just borrow from the McD staffs when we had our McD breakfast at Sect3 McD this morning.
Malas le nak beli sebab front page pasal the new pengantin banyak nya. Best wishes to the couple ... I've nothing against the marriage but malas le nak "derma wang tunai" to buy newspaper if that's the big news. Baca kat internet dah lah.

So while waiting for Asr, I log on to my gmail and saw a "Gonu" email from a friend/neighbour who's on posting to Oman. Apparently the cyclone has hit Oman on Friday and I don't recall seeing anything about this in our local paper (too busy with the couple's wedding news).
If this is true, then I feel sad because the last time a disaster struck our neighbour (it was an earthquake+tsunami hitting south Bandung, Jawa, Indonesia) the disaster news was also take lower priority compared to A Celebrity wedding press conference. Or may be it's just me missing the news, I hope the latter is true.

Anyway, here's the Gonu Tuesday update. By now it has also hit Iran with a number of death toll.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,278098,00.html

Powerful Cyclone Gonu Strikes Oil-Rich Persian Gulf
Tuesday, June 05, 2007


AP


June 5: Stronger than normal waves come ashore at Muscat, Oman, as Cyclone Gonu approached the Arab nation.
June 5: Stronger than normal waves come ashore at Muscat, Oman, as Cyclone Gonu approached the Arab nation.
MUSCAT, Oman — Officials ordered thousands of people to evacuate low-lying areas along the Persian Gulf Tuesday in anticipation of the onslaught of the strongest cyclone to hit the Arabian Peninsula in 60 years.

Cyclone Gonu hit Oman's eastern coastal towns of Sur and Ra's Al-Hadd with wind speeds up to 106 miles and waves up to 12 yards high, according to the country's civil defense.

The cyclone, which had been churning northwest through the Indian Ocean, dropped heavy rains on the capital, Muscat, and other nearby towns, the civil defense said in a statement.

Gonu had weakened by midday to a Category Three-strength storm, was expected to make landfall in southern Iran, a region never hit by a storm of this magnitude, FOX News weather forecaster Janice Dean reported.

Gonu has the potential to drop a year's worth of rain on Iran in a single day, Dean said.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Name ... what's in a name

Story1 : On the phone. A call from a vendor who have so far been communication with me via email.
After finish the work-talk, now start to talk not-work-talk.

Me : OK lah yea, I nak pergi solat ni. Kejap lagi terlepas Zuhur.
Not Me1 : You nak solat ? You Islam ke ?
Me : Yes I am one. Apasal ... tak percaya ke ?
Not Me1 : Ingatkan you bukan Islam, pasal nama you tu tak bunyi macam Islam.
Me : Sekolah mana you pergi ni ada nama Islam ke tak Islam. Yang I tau ada nama tu ikut bahasa ... arab ke, melayu ke, siam ke, jawa ke. Anjuran agama bagi nama yang maknanya baik, tak de pulak specify bahasa apa.
Not Me1 : Never thought of that, I learn something new today. Actually nama you ni canggih jugak.
Me : Thank you. Itulah kreativiti mak bapak I. Now, shall we chat about naming convention some other time ? Bye ... ooops Assalammualaikum
Not Me1: Waalaikumsalam warahmatullah


Story2 : The current Big Boss of my current employer.

Not Me2 : laaa dia bukan Islam ke ...
Me : Not that I know of. What makes you think so ?
Not Me2 : Nama dia lah
Me : Apasal ngan nama dia, nama dia nama one of the Prophet so ?
Not Me2 : Ya lah dah nama nabi kan, kenapa tak Islam
Me : Let me try to explain, see if you can follow this line of thought. Nama Nabi tak semestinya nama Islam ... lagipun sejak bila ada nama Islam ke tak Islam. Nama arab, melayu, mat saleh, jawa, siam ada le.

Not Me2 : Betul jugak kau cakap ni. Dia ni confuse kan orang je.

Me : Dia tak confuse kan orang, korang je yang sah katak di bawah tempurung. Minda tertutup.


p/s: this post is not undermining the general idea to name our children with good meaning name but this post is to dispell the notion of religious-related name because in my humble opinion, names are language based not and never religious based.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Cerita memancing di perairan Dungun

In this blog are summarised pictures ... for more pictures kelik-kelik to Fotopages.

Getting ready at Cik Ngoh's big lawn ...

Dalam perjalanan .

Kiri atas : Kepteng Ayoh Ding
Kanan atas : Co-Kepteng Abang Apear


Mari kita mulakan acara memancing !

Tak percaya ke ?











aziz berjaya menangkap ikan yang Mak tak kenal jenisnya ... but it's edible.





ikang kerong !







Sebeseng ikang !







Ikang kerapu hok Aman pancing ... terror !








Soki boleh gok ikang kerapu !











Sehingga menjilat jari ... kerapu bakar ... resipi rempoh ikang bakor Cik Ngoh.