Friday, September 28, 2007

Langkawi Island, September 2007

Arrived Langkawi Airport at 1.20 pm and was promptly greeted by shouts from the local tout offering discount for tour packages and car rentals.

Approached a bearer whose holding a place card with my name on it….exchanged formalities, collected our baggage and made a beeline to a Nissan Serena ( 7 seater ) which I rented for the duration of my stay.

My kids were shouting in glee at the prospect of exploring the island on a vehicle which was new to them. Drove to the direction of our hotel ( Awana Porto Malai ) with HAA HAAs and HEE HEEs in the back ground.

Managed to check in to our rooms ( I booked 2 rooms ) and ushered the kids to change their baju for a day in Kuah Town.

There is nothing special to write about the hive centre of Langkawi except that its like your normal seaside town which was once a busy port. Visited the Eagle Statue where the Island Of Langkawi got its name from…took a few snapshots and headed of for some shopping activities.

Took about 30 minutes for me to locate the shops selling dried seafood, Wifey and my mum promptly parked themselves in the shop and left me with my kids….sheeesh!

They were pestering my like hell to take them to a more “exiting” place within 5 minutes. I did what they wanted just to decrease the pressure on my eardrums which ended up with me buying 2 Hotwheels car for each of them.

Had dinner at Kuah town before proceeding to the famous Langkawi Underwater World. I must admit that the fishes on show was much better than what is in the KL Aquaria. I use the word “WAS” because all the fishes in the Underwater World was poisoned ( 600 fishes died ) two days after I got back to KL. Finished the Aquarium tour in about 2 hours and immediately headed back to Awana Porto Malai for some much needed shut eye. Have to wake up early the next day because of the Island hopping activity that I have arranged.

Breakfast at the Resort was quite simple ( refer to below picture ) and nothing to write home about....buuuurp!!!

Guide picked us up at 9.30 and we were shooting off to the Island Of The Pregnant Maiden in no time. Took one hell of a hike up the slopes of the Pregnant Maiden before reaching a fresh water lake in the middle of the island. Legend has it that the lake was formed from the tears of the maiden in question. Spent about 45 minutes here before proceeding to another island sanctuary where were we treated to a sight for the eyes to behold…..feeding the eagles.

There were hundreds of them flying around in the sky within minutes of our arrival. The boatman then started to throw pieces of chicken meat into the sea which propmpted the eagles to dive bomb and pick up the meat using their talons…..pheeew!

My kids were oooohing and aaahing away and I nearly followed them before realizing that my mouth was in the open position. This is one activity that I would fully recommend to future visitors and readers of my blog….worth every single cent that I paid.

Last stop was Pulau Beras Basah ( Island Of Wet Rice ) for swimming activity. We spent one and a half hour there before heading back to Langkawi Island for some more swimming activity in the resort swimming pool.

Kids were pooped out by 3.00pm was was sleeping like babies before I woke them up at 5.30 pm for dinner at Kuah Town. Mum and Wifey did some last minute shopping after dinner because I plan to spend tomorrow lazing about at the resort before our intended flight home.

All in all it was a splendid trip for the family….wifey and mum enjoyed themselves going shopping and bargain hunting….kids enjoyed themselves with swimming and torturing me….I enjoyed myself watching them enjoying themselves. Would like to end this post by saying that Langkawi Island is a place that I hope to revisit in the near future.

2 every1 his/her OWN………….

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

All In The Family

Received the below via email ( thanks Ooi ) which resulted in EXTREME pain for me in my stomach region. Thought of posting it to see if it causes you guys the pain that it gave me...


I would be asking the same sohai question too if I were the stoooopid bugger....KNNB. Below picture further illustrates the "blurness"....

I think I must do it again or I won't be able to sleep...WAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA.....WAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

Here's to the Ninja culture...I tip my bottom to them...BOTTOM's UP!!

2 every1 his/her OWN...............

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Holiday - Work = ???

THERE!!! It’s OFFICIAL…I am the new Planner cum Document Controller cum Commissioning helper guy ala “Jack Of All Trades and Master Of None” guy…

KNN…now would be a good time to freak out huh?

Pissing in my pants cause I am scared that I will not be able to cope with the extra workload generated by a project of such magnitude ( RM38 million )…

I have kept my mouth shut to the top honchos with the hope that come year end the reward will be justified….but I am not placing too much hope on that cause I has been in the company for far too freaking long to know how they operate.

Thanks a heap Kat, Judy, Marsha and Toh for your advise…..will belanja you guys kau kau if……let’s see when the time comes.

For now, I am shutting off my brain to work matters and shifting my focus to tomorrow where I will be flying off to Langkawi for a holiday with my family ( Friday till Sunday….will be offline during that period ).

Screw the work cause the shit will forever be present…no point worrying about that now.

My plan for Langkawi is:

- to hire a van and drive round the island
- take my kids island hopping where the activities will include swimming and feeding eagles
- visit the famous Langkawi Aquarium
- go for a ride in the cable car

I hope that I can get some great pics for my blog on this trip.

Till then

2 every1 his/her OWN…………….

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Maximum Overdrive

Finally found me some spare time to park my butt and blog…..pheeeew!

Its been a long and tiring week for me and my colleagues….

What with starting up the Chilled Water System, handling complaints from our client ( more nowadays…could it be the after effect from fasting? ) and what nots.

Here I am, looking forward to my upcoming holiday with my family in Langkawi this Friday ( 21st September ) and BOOOOOOOOOM!! A bombshell was dropped straight into my arse…

One of my colleagues resigned ( a job in Bahrian ) and I was assigned to TAKE OVER his duties…..notice that special emphasis has been made to the word “take over”

TAKE OVER meaning I have to do his duties with the present workload that I have…KNN…I doubt if they will increase my pay for this particular load of shit huh?

Somebody close to the Management told me to take up this “challenge” without asking anything extra because the company’s policy is work first and talk later…

So how? Should I just swallow everything that is thrown to me OR should I voice my concerns?

My workload is near max as it is…who do they think I am? Super “freaking” man ar?

Would sincerely appreciate any suggestions that you might have dear readers…thanks in advance.

2 every1 his/her OWN…………………….

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Dedicated to A Great Man

Received this cracker quite some time ago but deleted it. Was wondering when I would get it back so that I can post it and dedicate it to the biggest bull shitter in BolehLand. A million thanks to Jenny ( a dear friend of mine ) who recently sent it to me via email. Can safely say that my dedication dream has been fulfilled with the below cracker ( until another one comes along..hehehe ).............

An Indian man died and went to heaven.

When he arrived at the heaven Gate Siva the God said, "Come on in. I'll show you around. You'll like it here."

Walking through the gates, the man noticed clocks everywhere!! There were grandfather clocks, wall clocks, watches, and clocks in every corner. It appeared that heaven was nothing more than a giant clock warehouse.

Surprised at how heaven looked, the man asked, "God Siva, what's the deal? Why are all these clocks here in heaven?"

God Siva replied, "The clocks keep track of things on earth. There is one clock for each person. Every time the person on earth tells a lie, his clock moves one minute."

"For instance, this clock is for Aru, the used car salesman. If you watch it closely, it will move. "Click" The minute hand on Aru's clock moved one minute. "Click" It moved another minute." Aru must be into closing a customer right now," said God Siva. "The minute hand on his clock moves all day."

The man and God Siva continued walking.

Soon, they came to a clock with cobwebs on the minute hand. "Whose clock is this?" asked the man.

That clock belongs to the Widow Achi. She is one of the finest, God-fearing, people on earth. I bet her clock hasn't moved in a year or two."

They continued walking and touring heaven. The man enjoyed watching the clocks of all his friends. When the tour was finished, the man said, "I've seen everyone's clock but Samy Vellu's. Where is his clock?

God Siva smiled, "Just look up. We use his clock as a ceiling fan."

I would like to clarify that there are a lot of bullshitter, bastards and con men living here in BolehLand. Therefore the author of this post is deemed to have no personal liability if the COMMON name of SAMY VELLU has any resemblance to the living or dead ( I think he doesn't gives a shit )

A toast to the greatest bullshitter, biggest gangster and man with the fakest looking mop for a wig who ever lived "TIUNYAAAASEEEENG!!!! errr sorry...should be NYAMASENG!!! err sorry...yaaamseng ( hope the bastard choke to death )...there finally got it right....pheeew..

2 every1 his/her OWN.....and may the bastard go the way of the dinosaurs real soon...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007


Received the below via email from my God Sister ( thanks Pam ). Though of posting it because it relates so freaking much to the way my company does things ( especially the last part about "Top Management"..waaakakakaka ) and see if it relates to yours...

Put about 100 bricks in no particular order in a closed room with an open window.

Then send 2 or 3 candidates in the room and close the door. Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours and then analyze the situation.

If they are counting the bricks. Put them in the Accounts Department.

If they are recounting them. Put them in Auditing.

If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks. Put them in Engineering.

If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order. Put them in Planning.

If they are throwing the bricks at each other. Put them in Operations.

If they are sleeping. Put them in Security.

If they have broken the bricks into pieces.Put them in Information Technology.

If they are sitting idle. Put them in Human Resources.

If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has been moved.Put them in Sales.

If they have already left for the day. Put them in Marketing.

If they are staring out of the window. Put them on Strategic Planning.

Last but not least....the BEST OF THE BEST..
If they are standing around talking to each other and not a single brick has been moved. Congratulate them and put them in Top Management.


2 every1 his/her OWN...............

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Stop. Look, Go

One cannot help but to be in awe of the technology that is available today as well as looking forward to the impending creations of tomorrow.

A classic example of technology can be found in the highways and expressways is called the “Touch n Go” system which is a prepaid smartcard that uses Mifare contactless technology.

Mifare is the international de facto standard for contactless smartcard. Information contain in this card can be read and written via magnetic induction using specified radio frequency and smartcard software.Touch ‘n Go card can be use as a mode of payment for highways, public transports, selected parking and theme parks.Each time a user uses the Touch ‘n Go card, the electronic card reader will deduct the exact fare from the value stored inside the card. User can top-up or reload the card with a pre-defined amount to continue using it.

As with every new technology there are of course pros and cons that follow suit. With this particular system, the

Pros are ( “benefitors” in bracket ) :

1) Faster transition time between vehicles ( for users )

2) Lower operating cost for the highway / expressway operators by way of reduced capital employed for the toll booths ( operators )

3) Up front payment from the users ( operators )

4) Able to cater for higher amount of vehicles due to item 1 ( operators )

5) Users will have to fork out RM15 for a card and an additional RM200 for a “Smartag” sensor ( operators )

Cons are :

1) System not reliable which often results in long queues at designated Touch n Go gates ( users kena laaa.. )

2) Pay prior to use a must with a minimum of RM4 balance in card in order to use the system ( users kena lagi )

3) Minimum 3 months cash refund period if user decides to cancel the card ( apalah, kena lagi )

4) No refund for the Smartag if the user decides not to use the system ( this one kena damn kau )

5) Samy Vellooooooooo making tons of moolah in his Swiss Bank Account for extending the tenure of toll operators with every freaking stroke of his pen ( aiks…wrong track liao…sorry but couldn’t resist burning the “wigged” one )

There are actually quite a long list in regards to the “cons” but I am fed up of writing about it liao. My wife can actually memorize the complaints that come out from my mouth each and every time we get stuck at the Touch n Go lane.

So, is this particular technology is that good as it’s made out to be?

To me, it’s good if it benefits the consumers more than the operators….but they can take the Touch n Go technology and shove it up, up, up their hind quarters for safekeeping and take it out when improvement has been made ( 10 centuries later )….so there!!

2 every1 his/her OWN……………….

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I Love Jeannie

I have always been attracted to “Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp” story since young. Till today I sometimes wonder what if I were to be like Aladdin and happenned to stumble across a magical lamp with a Genie that can grant me 10 wishes ( I know he only got 3 lah but I greedy a bit maaa ).

I have, in anticipation of the happy day, prepared a wishlist to the tune of something like this:

1) Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Mankind

2) That my Parents, Family, Relatives and those who know me stay forever healthy, prosperous and live a long and fruitful life

3) Wifey and myself be forever happy and contented

4) My kids will forever excel in whatever they do, be it in school or at work

5) My Parents and Brothers are contented and excel at whatever endeavor they partake in

6) Everyone in this world be treated as equals…no rich or poor, black or white segregation

7) Have dinner with Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock for me. Dinner with Keanu Reeves and “The Hong Kong” actor ( dunno what’s his name ) for Wifey.

8) carry a wallet/purse that will forever be full of money whenever I open it ( then again it might not be of any use because of wishlist no.6 but what the hell )

9) I can buy over my company and sack you-know-who

10) Change BolehLand into NeverLand ( cannot elaborate too much on this or sure kena banned like someone I know on Wordpress..kekekeke )

So much for my wishlist huh? How does your wishlist look like?

2 every1 his/her OWN………………

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Of Myths and Truths ( part 2 )

As promised, part 2 of the spin off from “Where Art Thou Thy Romeo”….

Truly speaking, women seem to be better cheaters than men, they are better at keeping their affairs under wraps and generally have an agenda for their infidelity. Some affairs occur because the cheating parties truly want to leave their established partner, particularly when they are married. However, very few married men leave their wife for their mistress! That is, unless their wife finds out and leaves.

The top 10 reasons why men have affairs include:

1. More sex ( sometimes due to lack of sex in their relationship )

2. Sexual variety through different partners or different sexual experiences.

3. To boost their egos in oredr to feel special or still attractive to the opposite sex

4. For the thrill of the chase

5. Opportunistic sex ( if the opportunity occurs, they cannot pass it up )

6. To sabotage their current relationship.

7. Revenge ( to get back at their partner for one reason or another ).

8. A feeling of entitlement ( the belief they are entitled because they work hard or are the bread winner )

9. Sexual addiction

10.To escape.

There is no such thing as a perfect affair. Keeping an on-going affair is a juggling act of covering up lies, explaining time away, and dealing with associated guilt feelings. The cheater becomes consumed by guilt and sometimes lashes out even more at their partner. If you are involved in an affair, respect yourself and your partner enough to get out.

As like before, please spare me the bashing because the above was obtained from the following link

Statement like "Truly speaking, women seem to be better cheaters than men" was not made be me ( thank God )...kekekekeke....hahahaha..HAHAHAHAHAHA....aheemm...sorry!

2 every1 his/her OWN..........

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Of Myths and Truths ( part 1 )

Couldn't resist doing some research to facilitate this post which incidently is a spinoff from the previous one titled " Where Art Thou Thy Romeo". Below are seven Myths and Truths about "Women and extra marital affairs"....spare me the bashing because I promise to do another posting on men and extra marital affairs in due course ok? BTW, it just happens that my research "search" popped up with "women" first.

To my women readers ( Judy, Kat, Marsha, u-jean, etc ), please do not take any offence ok?

Myth #1: Sex is the primary reason wives pursue extramarital affairs.
Truth: Sex is usually not what motivates wives to have affairs. Often, sex is better at home. Some extramarital affairs do not actually involve much sex at all. More often, wives who take lovers are seeking empowerment, recognition, empathy, respect, and reciprocity from a partner and not just sex.

Myth #2: Wives who are having affairs break up old marriages and result in new marriages.
Truth: Rarely does a wife end up with her lover. More common is that her extramarital affair serves as a catalyst to work on the marriage and her role in it. If the husband is open to marital counseling, a marriage can end up stronger than before the wife’s affair.

Myth #3: Same-sex affairs don’t really count.
Truth: The act of infidelity pertains to the breaking of a trust, which is gender free. If you have to keep it hidden, chances are it’s a betrayal.

Myth #4: Husbands have more affairs than wives.
Truth: That was true for previous generations. But now that more women are working outside the home, the percentages are becoming more equal. More women are having extramarital affairs, and the gender gap on infidelity is closing.

Myth #5: It’s inescapable that, over time, sex and romance will fade in a marriage.
Truth: In marriage, there is always a danger of depending on one person for romance and love, which can unwittingly degrade romance. This is a common problem that underlies marital discontent but a preventable one. Couples who dare to, can learn to embrace ambiguity: both commitment and sexual desire, comfort and excitement, love and lust. Long-lasting romance and hot sex take work and practice.

Myth #6: Stay-at-home wives are less susceptible to the temptation of infidelity.
Truth: Women who choose to be moms and homemakers while their husbands go off to challenging work and fulfilling careers every day grapple with a number of issues that often lead to infidelity. Anger, resentment, and frustration at having lost their identity and autonomy are common emotional symptoms of the bored housewife who seeks excitement and empowerment from an extramarital affair.

Myth #7: Extramarital affairs are symptomatic mostly of younger women.
Truth: We used to associate affairs with young, restless wives. Not anymore. Older women are daring to have extramarital affairs in record numbers. More and more older women are also choosing younger lovers. By engaging is extramarital affairs, aging wives feel that they are defying the double discrimination of ageism and sexism.

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2 every1 his/her OWN...........

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Where Art Thou Thy Romeo?

Was listening to my favourite radio channel while driving to work today which was playing the usual genre of songs, a bit of chit chat between the deejays and what nots….what really caught my attention was the debate topic that was put up for listeners to call in with their views….it was titled “Affairs, should we or should we not let it happen”.

Within minutes, the station was bombarded with calls from listeners offering their views and advise on the said topic. As usual, there were comments that made sense, some nonsensical, some silly and some down right stooooopid which resulted in me turning off the radio after the first wave of comments.

Funny that this subject has been brought up because it reflects of a similar “happening” at my place of work ( site ).

The subject matters ( not me mind you ) are:

A person with a reputable back ground ( son of a somebody ), married and holding a respected and important position in this particular project


A well known “gatal”, still single former Miss From-God-Knows-Where-Hell-Hole, “itchy”ban bitch who is dragging his name in the mud type…kekekeke.

I must admit that it is very pitiful to see someone who has a lot going for him throwing everything into the toilet just because of some bitch, who has slept with more people than all our toes and fingers put together.

Sad to say that the “loving” couple has been a great source of jokes at my site for quite sometime now. Many a times my colleagues have stumbled across them doing “something” when barging into their office uninvited or after office hours….guess that’s the price one has to pay for entering without knocking first huh?

I admit that feelings will develop if one is constantly in contact with another frequently but this should be where our self control kick in right?

Personally I am against having affairs or one-night-stands or whatchamacalit thingy because the consequences are just not worth it. My advise to those sex craved/hungry buggers is not to get married if they don’t know how to keep their dicks in the pants OR to frequent a prostitute and get a case of clap and let their dicks drop off….

Anyway, it is easy for me to say all this because I have ALWAYS avoided getting myself into uncompromising situations….thus far….ending with the hope that I will ALWAYS avoid such situations…kekekekeke.

Whats your stand on "Affairs"?

2 every1 his/her OWN…………..

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Pluck Yew, Pluck Me

I received this bit of interesting “fact” via email recently and felt compelled to post it with the hope that my intelligent group of readers will feel as edified as I have..muahahaha

Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1915, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers.

Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English Longbow and therefore would be incapable of fighting in the future.

This famous English Longbow was made from the native English Yew tree and the act of drawing the Longbow was known as “plucking the yew” or “pluck yew”.

Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers and saying “See, we can still pluck yew”

Since “pluck yew” is rather difficult to pronounce, the difficult cluster at the beginning has been changed to an easier “F” and thus began the words which are often used in conjunction with the famous one fingered salute!!!

It is also of the pheasant feathers quilt that were used with the arrow that give it the term of “giving the bird”.

I don’t know how true the above is BUT at least it is worth a laugh.

And yew thought yew freaking knew every plucking thing…HAHAHAHAHAHA

2 every1 his/her OWN………….

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

2nd Wifey VS. 3rd Wifey

Took Wifey on my 3rd wifey to work last Friday for a comparison when one uses bike instead of a car. Below are my findings thus far:

Details are based on daily commune journey of about 130 km ( Damansara Damai to Shah Alam to Putrajaya then back to Shah Alam and finally Damansara Damai )

- Took me 15 minutes to reach wifey’s office in Shah Alam on a bike as opposed to 35 minutes by car
- Petrol for bike about RM6 per day as opposed to RM16 for car
- Zero toll for bike as opposed to approx RM13 when using a car
- Was quite hot on a bike during traffic light change and heavy traffic as opposed to the cooling conditions when one is in a car
- Reached home in 30 minutes flat on the bike as opposed to 1 hour 20 minutes using my car ( Putrajaya – Shah Alam – Damansara Damai )

Forecasted monthly cost when using a bike:
26 days x RM6 per day = RM 156.00
Monthly maintenance for bike( its actually every 5000 km but just put it in for argument sake) = RM 150.00
Total cost incurred =
RM 306.00 per month


Forecasted monthly cost when using a car:
26 days x RM16 per day = RM 416.00
26 days x RM 13 per day for toll = RM 338.00
Monthly maintenance for car ( average figure for 10,000 km divide 2 ) = RM 120.00
Total cost incurred = RM 874.00 per month

Difference ( Car – Bike ) = RM 568.00 per month which translates to savings of RM 6,816.00 per year which is enough to pay for my car’s road tax + insurance and I can still take my family for a nice holiday with the leftover amount.

I must admit that the dangers might be tripled when using a two wheeler as compared to when one is driving a four wheeled vehicle but I sincerely feel that the TIME saved ( not money ) by far out weight the cons of straddling a bike. It has made choosing between a car and bike all the simpler for me because I really cherish the extra time that is readily made available for me to spend time with my family when a bike is used.

Anyhow, its 2 every1 his/her OWN….Ooooh! I forgot to mention that one can get wet to the undies whenever it pours ( lucky that I don’t wear any )….kekekekeke.

I will however still insist to Wifey that she drives to work in comfort instead of following me on the bike. It’s some sort of insurance thingy that I always factor in my everyday life. Better to separate the eggs than to carry all in one basket….that way, one will not loose all the eggs if the basket happens to terbalik….get my drift?

2 every1 his/her OWN……………

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Lives And Times

Recently read an unhappy post regarding a suicide by someone close to my cousin...again please accept my sincerest condolences and May The God Lord Look After His Blessed Soul.

This post is not to elaborate about the person who committed suicide but to address the statement that was made in the said post, which is:

"Men are more prone to suffering from depression" or something along that line.

I for one, do not agree that men are more prone to depression because:

1) I know a lot of women who suffer from depression
2) I know a lot of men who suffer from depression

I know that it is not fair to rebutt statements without any hard evidence but I am still of the stand that the sufferers are equal in men as in women….so there.

For me, a good avenue of releasing one’s pent up anger or frustration is a must to avoid any onset of depression….that’s why I sometimes "F" like mad in my blog. People who don’t know me or do not understand me will most probably think that I am always losing my cool or blowing my top for no reason whatsoever but I can assure you that its not for "no reason" at all, on the contrary, its for my good. Aptly put, it’s a way for me to maintain my calm and focus on everyday life. Let’s face it, most of the problems faced by humans nowadays are 80% work or business related ( I might be wrong but I seriously doubt it ).

I also understand that not many can relate to writing as an avenue to voice out one’s discontent AND not many people I know are in favour of blogging…hey they might be right in their own way huh…..2 every1 his/her OWN.

Talk to someone dear…call friends anonymous…go drinking with friends…go for a massage…frequent a prostitute if you must BUT FIND AN AVENUE TO LET LOOSE or you might end up going bonkers or worse.

Please do not get me wrong, I am not encouraging nor implying that it is right to frequent prostitutes or go on a drinking binge to escape from ones problems…..but if you must then you must…here again its 2 every1 his/her OWN.

Me, I talk to wifey cause:
1) she is my wife
2) she is my best friend
3) she understands me like no one else does
4) we have ESP ( not scientifically proven )
5) I love her and I cannot bear to see her or my kids living without me

By saying that, I would also like to add that for now I do not have any bloody plans to commit suicide even if I am broke, treated like a dog and down on my knees begging for food.

Anyway, if I die,

I will die with the knowledge that I have done my best for my family, my best being a husband and a parent.

My best, as a son to my Parents.

To my Brothers, my best as a brother.

To my friends, I hope that they believe that I have done my best being a friend and a brother.

2 every1 his/her OWN………

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Friday, September 07, 2007

To Be or Not To Be?

Let me start by saying that this post is just about my ramblings about a certain work situation that really got on my nerves today. I expect no comments but at the same time forwarded with my advance thanks to those who took their precious time to read this load of rubbish.

I always make it a point to greet all my colleagues with laughter and banter irrespective of what their positions are. Happily walked into the office after more than a month of no show........finished my so called formalities, collected what I was there for and was preparing to leave when I was caught for an informal discussion.

It was during this time that my nerves got frayed by some nonsensical questions and comments made by another colleague.

TNM…what answers can one give to questions as illustrated below:

A: Why does the company pay him so much?

Me: I seriously don’t know ( how the hell was I to know why the company pay so and so how much and why…mahai! Its like asking me why is the Moon round and not square OR why does he shit thru his arse and not his mouth….KNN!! )

A: Why do we pay him for car rental and still have to pay his salary?

ME: I was just instructed to pay so and so the particular amount. Don’t know what are the exact details….sorry ( FAHAI!!!! How the fuck should I know? I am only the stupid fucking messenger that brings money to pay the poor bastard la. Do you think its bloody funny to carry 20-30kUSD on you and travel half way around the freaking world only to end up in some god forsaken land where there is a civil war that has been going on for 25 fucking years?...TIU!! )

A: I think we are going to stop

ME: Ok. I will instruct our contract worker not to go back there again. ( better be sure and make up your mind. The decision is from you or the management? )

A: Wait, wait, wait..I will confirm with the bosses first.

ME: Ummmm…ok. Let me know when the decision is made ( Tiunyaseng!!! WTF!!! )

Censored most of it because consist mostly of bullshit.

I cannot explain how pissed off me and another colleague felt…..KNN, we said that it was not recommended to sell off the car because we might continue the project but they were insisting that we sell the damn thing. Now they are making hell of a noise because we are paying a certain amount every month for rental of a "thingy"…….makafahai!!!!!

We were initially promised an incentive if we finish the project but I can safely say that we will get nothing but lorry loads of crap now.

TNM, why can’t people just admit they made a mistake instead of trying to "tai chi"? The person in question is using the high cost incurred instead of admitting he made a wrong move by instructing us to sell the fucking thing. Tiunyaseng, no one can be a blue eyed boy forever la……"sepandai pandai tupai melompat, akhirnya jatuh ke tanah juga"…how much space is there under the fucking carpet for one to sweep rubbish?


Just grow up la….but first please understand that growing up and growing older are two different things…understand that first before trying to play God.

"We don’t stop playing just because we grow old, We grow old because we stopped playing"

For the record, I seldom get pissed off with this guy ( come to think off it I never got pissed with him ) but I nearly blew my fuse today...FUCK!!

2 every1 his/her OWN......................

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Ha Ha Ha He He He

Work for Love, Loyalty or Money? Loyalty? Yeah right!! Why don't you go shoot yourself in the head, foot, mouth and arse!!

Bush's answer to "so called" loyal employees

2 every1 his/her OWN huh?.........

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Brothers In Arms

I sometimes sit with a beer in my hand, staring out into the emptiness thinking of my past, present and future. Am happy to see that a lot has been achieved by me being a husband, parent and friend. However, the same can’t be said with my working life…..let’s put in record that I have been in the Project and Construction line countless of donkey years working with the same company, which has the same unchanging philosophy, which has the same unchanging attitude towards its staffs and the same of..aaarrrrggg!!

Let it be said that there have been an influx of new staffs and departure of old staffs. New systems has been implemented…some good, some mediocre and some down right shitty.

So far, it has been ok for me…ok in the sense that the bosses do not really bug or disturb me. Salary, increments and incentives are ok, nothing great to shout about ( to fucking shy to even write it down…hehehe ). Benefits can be improved ( wishful thinking? ). Attitude of the Management / the Powers that be can be greatly improved ( yea…keep on dreaming la )

BUT how I wish they understand the meaning of “TEAMWORK” and VALUE IT. China man styled management will not work nowadays. Listening to matters with an open mind, taking constructive criticisms and fair chance is the word for success ( now and the future ).

Below quotes might help our cause or might not but what the hell……as they say in life “there is no satisfying everyone all of the time”

Thomas Edison, when asked why he had a team of twenty-one assistants
“If I could solve all the problems myself, I would”

Robert Yates
“It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit”

Coach Phil Jackson Chicago Bulls
“The strength of the team is each individual member...the strength of each member is the team”

Robert F. Bales
“Effective teamwork will not take the place of knowing how to do the job or how to manage the work. Poor teamwork, however, can prevent effective final performance. And it can also prevent team members from gaining satisfaction in being a member of a team and the organization”

Casey Stengel
“Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part”

Mark Twain
“Synergy — the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously”

Douglas McGregor
“Most teams aren't teams at all but merely collections of individual relationships with the boss. Each individual is vying with the others for power, prestige and position”

Benjamin Franklin
“We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately”

Katzenbach & Smith
“Real teams don't emerge unless individuals in them take risks involving conflict, trust, inter-dependence and hard work”

How I wish, how we wish…let’s keep our fingers crossed that this year might be different from others. A toast to my colleagues and fighting companions wherever you might be…..YAAAAM SEEEENG!

2 every1 his/her OWN………………

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My 3rd Wife

Finally managed to convinced wifey to let me buy a Superbike…..woooohoooooo!!!!! Look out biking world.....Jamie’s back!!

Was so damn excited that I started to put out feelers by contacting my old kakis to inform them of my intention to buy a bike. Fuuuyoooh!!! news sure travel fast because I was bombarded with calls a few hours later from people offering to sell me their bikes.

I had to take down their numbers, models, cubic capacity and selling price to narrow down my search to make sure that its within my means and wants.

With a max budget of RM45k I started my hunt…

Test Bike 1
Honda CBR 900 RR, Year 1999-2000, price RM42,800, mileage 30,000++
Pros: Handles like a dream, fuel consumption ok, Yoshimura exhaust set
Cons: Worn out sprocket and chain set, worn our tyres and brakes. Requires about RM2,000 to replace.

Test Bike 2
Kawasaki ZX7R, Year 1995, Price RM25,000, mileage 92,000++
Pros : New tyres and sprocket set, all original parts, engine ok
Cons: I do not like the Air Ram feature on this bike which causes the power band to suddenly spike resulting in control difficulty. Power bald patch at 3500 rpm.

Test Bike 3
Suzuki Bandit 1200, Year 1997, Price RM36,200, mileage 48,000++
Pros: Good mid range torque and power band, Micron exhaust system, good handling
Cons: Fuel guzzler, parts are difficult to obtain, balding tyres, worn sprocket set.

Test Bike 4
Suzuki RF600, Year 1995, Price RM 25,000, mileage 41,000++
Pros: Smooth engine, new tyres, new sprocket set, original paint, aftermarket exhaust system.
Cons: 12-13 year bike, only limited units in Malaysia ( less than 30 units )

After testing four of the above bikes, I finally settled for the Suzuki RF600 unit because:

1) I like the handling at low and high speed. Good low speed handling is essential when one is caught in traffic ( very easy to flick it left and right despite of the 220 kgs dry weight ). No need to elaborate on high speed handling right? One wrong move at high speed and you are mince meat liao ( I tested the RF from Puchong to Putrajaya and back. Managed to throttle her to 230 km/h before running out of road )

2) Engine was surprisingly smooth for a 1995 bike. It shows that it was very well maintained throughout its 12 year lifespan.

3) Parts for the bike are readily available despite having less than 30 units here.

4) Fuel consumption is about RM5 for every 100 km

5) Good powerband for a 600 cc bike. The gradual power curve enables ease of acceleration and deceleration

Got the bike for a steal ( cannot say the transaction amount for fear of spoiling the market..sorry ) from my friend because he needed some urgent moolah to put a down on a RM200k++ house in Bandar Sungai Long ( lucky for me…kekekeke ).

Therefore, I hereby pronounce that the RF600 ( registration ending with 9468 ) is now my official 3rd wife after my wifey and my Chevrolet Junk.

Please accept my advance apologies if in future I accidentally smoke any of you guys/gals on the highway…muahahahaha ( EAT YOUR HEART OUT EDWARD!!!! )

2 every1 his/her OWN……………….

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Do That To Me One More Time

Day in, day out we might be faced with the predicament of doing things the correct way. What does it mean by doing things “the correct way”? How does one define “a/the correct way”?

I have experience many forms of “correct ways” through my years of working which I will be more than happy to list down. Please bear in mind that all have their own pros and cons………..and to each their own:

The Book Worm Way
This way entails a person to refer to every single damn detail from a contract or an official form of written agreement or something to that effect AND execute the said job as per guideline.
Pros :
1) The job will 95% be as accordance to required specifications
2) The person in charge will have a clear and defined system of work
3) Job status report will be 90% accurate
1) Not practical for jobs with short lead time as a lot of detailing is involved
2) Worker moral will surely decline due to extra high possibilities of rework
3) One sure fire way to get ones car a free “sun roof”
4) One sure fire way to end up in hospital because of the incurred cost over run due to item 2.

As and Where and How Way
This style requires the person(s) to change OR modify to suit whatever they see fit in order to complete the job as per stated in whatever form of written agreement that binds.
1) One can get the work done on schedule and as per specifications
2) Can work on jobs that require a short lead time
3) Easier to control overall costs
4) Win – win situation might/will be created between client and main contractor
5) Blue Eye boy of the Management

1) One might get in shit for changing the construction or supply specification at the end
2) Job reporting can be quite a chore
3) One might get in deeper shit if one is working with people of “The Book Worm Way”

Bulldozer OR Anything Goes Way
Requires the person to bulldoze their way through the job irrespective of how many non conformance issues that may arise from doing so.
1) Job will most likely be completed ahead of schedule
2) Profits might/will remain OR increase
3) Superman in the eyes of the Management
4) Everyone loves a reckless sonofagun
5) No need for frequent meetings as progress of job can be charted visually
6) One sure fire way to make everyone love you ( except the client )

1) The client will not like you for not being systematic
2) The client will hate your lack for details
3) Increase the chances of rework
4) Job reporting is busted to hell
5) Schedule is shot to pieces ( you will complete ahead anyway )

Personally I feel that the “As and Where and How Way” suits me just fine till this day but currently I/we are facing a lot of unnecessary problems just because some self centred arsehole on the client’s side is stiff like a shit stick and is of “The Book Worm Way”.

Based on the above illustrations, which is your ( preferred ) way?

2 every1 his/her OWN………….

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Penang, August 2007

Just came back from a trip back to my hometown ( Penang ) with my family ( the reason behind me being M.I.A. ( Missing In Action ) these few days ). It was an enjoyable trip despite the traffic chaos along the North-South Expressway.

Planned the trip with a few fixed agenda in mind :
1) visit my Grandma
2) visit my Grandma’s sister who recently had a stroke
3) visit my God Sister and her family
4) rest and relax

Started the journey by shooting up straight to Sungai Petani where my Grandma now lives with my auntie. Made good time as we reached there about 7 a.m. Took my family for breaky first because it was too early to wake up Grandma. Finished breaky about 8a.m. and popped in to see the old lady.

We were very happy to see Grandma as she was to see us. I had to tell her my name before she could recognize me because her eyesight is getting worse. Was quite sad to see that she lost quite a bit of weight since my last visit. I owe the old lady a lot…too much to put in words. Had to try to hold back my tears like mad but wifey saw through me at once and tried to cheer up the somber mood by chatting on top of her voice like a freight train to Grandma…kekekekeke…thank you wifey.

Left Sungai Petani at about 12 noon for Penang. Checked in at Paradise Sandy Beach Resort and proceeded to take the kids for a swim ( swimming pool and sea ). My kids were bugging me like mad to take them on a wave runner ( jet ski ) that was on rental at a nearby water sports centre. Wifey was ok with it but my mum was a quite apprehensive about the whole thing. Guess she knows that her son is a speed freak huh?

Walked up to the Water Sports Centre and to my surprise I found out that it was run by my friend…wooohooooo!! Normal rental for a wave runner is RM60 for 15 minutes but I paid RM 60 for 45 minutes…that’s what friends are for right..hehehehe

My brother took the first run out with my elder son and I switched places with him about 20 minutes later with my younger son in tow. Made off with the words of “don’t go too fast” ringing in my ear but it was soon lost in the sounds that was made by the wave runner hopping across the waves…pop, pop, pop, pop.

The run with my younger son took 10 minutes before I went back and dropped him off. Isaac ( eldest son ) came up and told me that he wanted me to take him for a ride BUT a faster one as compared to his brother. I said ok, told him to hold on and max depressed the accelerator. The 700 cc engine gave a growl and we were shooting off in no time. I made a few hairpin turns that had Isaac screaming out in glee before pointing the jet ski out into the open sea. I purposely stopped the ski halfway out to show my son the quietness and beauty of the ocean but he was quite unnerved by the quite setting and requested that we go back. Gunned the engine, turned, sped back and was on dry land in no time.

The 2nd day was spend shopping and visiting my mum’s auntie ( grandma’s sister ). She hugged my mum and howled like mad when she saw us....bugger the scene really brought tears to my eyes. This grand auntie is one of my favourites as I used to spend a lot of time with them when I was young. It was very sad to see her in such a state ( stroke left her paralyzed on the right side and slurred speech ) but we managed to do a lot of catch up before the time to go came. We left with the promise to visit her whenever we are in Penang…and that’s a promise that I won’t break.

Next stop was Johnny’s ( my God Sister’s bf ) new apartment. He just finished shifting the day before and we thought it was nice to crash his place while it was still in a mess…hahahaha. I didn’t have the chance to ask Pam ( god sister ) but I think that she will be staying with him in their new pad….GOOD FOR THEM…ABOUT TIME THEY SETTLE DOWN…kekekeke.

We left Pam and Johnny’s place about 4 p.m. and headed back to the hotel. My kids were like…throw off clothes, swim shorts on and into the pool in record time but I took the chance for a 30 minute konk because I foresee another round of jet ski activity coming up. True enough they were bugging to go on the ski again but there an extra catch this time…Isaac said he wanted to go parasailing after jet skiing...I was like, si liao…what to do ar? I am damn scared of heights worrr. Managed to solve the problem by “conning” an instructor to take Isaac up for his maiden parasailing flight.

To tell the truth, I am sure that those on the ground felt more tension as compared to my son ( especially my mum ). Isaac was jabbering non stop after landing and immediately requested to go again…luckily there was not enough light left to facilitate his wants…pheeew.

Left Penang on 12.30noon on Sunday and reached KL about 6.30 p.m. a tired and poofed out lot. Konked early and dreamt of our next holiday trip to Langkawi on 20th September….aaaaahhhhh.

2 every1 his/her OWN………..

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