Thursday, December 30, 2004

all new year celebration cancelled

the tsunami... they haven't give it a name yet... apparently swallowed 100k life. and it is just 100 k / 6000 000 k = 0.0000166 * 100 = 0.00166% of the population in the world.

Documented wave in beach area, Penang Malaysia

and we are cancelling all celebration for the new ushering...

i think penang, would it ever be the same again...? I always thought of living in beach area in Penang, now I am just having second opinion.

i heard someone saying curse is in the ocean.. where there is deadly virus called ZULICAN spreading through sea food..


印尼1998年"5.13-5.15"大排华纪实 5月,阳光明媚的5月,对在印尼的华裔来说,却成了黑色的、灾难的5月。13日至15日,在短短的50小时内,人口1000万的首都雅加达市内有27个地区发生暴乱,全市有5000多家华人商店和房屋被烧毁,近1200人死亡,468名妇女遭强奸最小的年仅9岁。








可是除了这个,身为蔗民的我们还可以做什么呢? 我们可是少数民族啊。

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brandon teoh 说 ”海啸是报应?haven't we already forgot?“

Wednesday, December 29, 2004



This is is very useful information. Please pass it on to your friends and family.............especially the women folk!

The next time you are stopped by persons who claimed they are plainclothes police, you are under no obligation to answer their questions or follow their orders, lawyers told Malaysiakini today.

"Policeman who is not wearing his uniform does not have the authority to stop anyone," lawyer and human rights activist Sivarasa Rasiah said.

Sivarasa was commenting on the alleged gang-rape of an 18-year-old Uni student by four men claiming to be police officers on New Year's Eve. The girl said that her car was stopped in Taman Tun Dr Ismail in Kuala Lumpur and were asked by the men to open the car bonnet. She was then told that she had committed an offence and ordered to follow the men to a police station. The girl was driven in her car along the North-South expressway to the Tapah-Cameron Highlands road before she was raped in an oil palm estate.

This incident, and many others, have sparked confusion over the procedures which motorists must follow when flagged down by the police. The most common problem is that most people take instructions without determining if the other person is really a cop," lawyer Annie Santiago said.

However, if you are stopped by a uniformed policeman, then you are required to stop. But you need not get out of the car because you are not expected to do so, Santiago said. He other rule to follow is to provide your identity card only when you are asked to do so. "Even then, you should get his ID first to confirm if he is a cop. There is no harm in calling the relevant police station to verify if he is supposed to be on duty that day," Sivarasa said.

Both lawyers said that motorists should never follow an officer to the police station unless one is under arrest. "If you are not sure, and your instincts tell you that something is wrong, then drive off to the nearest police station and lodge a report," Sivarasa said.

In response to the alleged gang-rape of the 18-year-old, Women's Aid Organisation executive-secretary Ivy Josiah called on the police to launch an education program to teach the public about their rights to prevent them from being victimised by bogus police officers.

Procedures to follow in the event you are stopped by uniformed police Officers while driving.
Stop the car and wind down your window a little bit enough for you to make conversation with the "Police Officer".
If the "police officers" ask for your documents, request to see their IDs first.
If you are satisfied about their identity, ask them if you are being summoned, and for what offence.
Produce your identity card and driver's license and wait to collect your summon ticket.

In the event that the police officers ask you to follow them to the police station:
Ask if you are under arrest and for what offence.
If you are not under arrest, you have the right to leave.

In the event you are flagged down by persons you believe could be plainclothes police:
Do not stop because plainclothes police officers do not have the authority to stop you.
Drive to the nearest police station and lodge a report. (The same procedure applies to pedestrians)

In the event the police come to your house:
Do not let them in before checking their IDs.
If you are not satisfied, phone the nearest police station and confirm if they had been sent to your house.
You are under no obligation to allow them into the house if they don't have a search warrant.
Do not go with them if you are not under arrest.

In the event persons who claimed to be plainclothes police come to your
Do not let him in because they do not have the authority to do so.
Lodge a report at the nearest police station.

IPK KUALA LUMPUR: 03 - 2076 0522
AMPANG: 03 - 4252 2222
BRICKFIELDS 03 - 2274 2222
CHERAS: 03 - 9284 2222
DANG WANGI: 03 - 2070 2222
KL TRAFFIC POLICE: 03 - 2072 9044
IPK SELANGOR: 03 - 5514 5222
HOTLINE: 03 - 5510 2999
PETALING JAYA: 03 - 7956 2222
SHAH ALAM: 03 - 5510 2222
KLANG: 03 - 3371 2222
HULU LANGAT: 03 - 8736 2222
HULU SELANGOR: 03 - 6064 1222
KUALA LANGAT: 03 - 318 7222
KUALA SELANGOR: 03 - 3289 1222
GOMBAK: 03 - 6092 6222
SABAK BERNAM: 03 - 3224 2222
SEPANG: 03 - 3142 1222
KLIA: 03 - 8787 2222



PLEASE PASS IT ON............

hotel industry affected

still talking abt Tsunami .. apparently the tourism industry for beach area will be affected to certain effects .. in a way, one of my father's friend who ran a hotel in Pulau Perhentian had his marketing people rang me up to promote his hotel for the next season. They are currently closed due to the raining season in the east-peninsula Malaysia, which will be reopened by Feb 2005.

If I would have been staying in a condominium, I am pretty sure the insurance agent would call me up to ask for more premium.

Thankfully I am a so called vegetarian and no one offered me to eat geniune fish at a reasonable price. Due to shortage arised from fisherman not risking life to fish at sea, we might get a lot of illegal fish around.

I am sure newspaper can sell more copies than ever, as well as telecommunication would increase by certain percentage.

Anyway, up to date, the disaster is thought to have bring peace to two civil wars in the most badly affected areas; Aceh and Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

death toll still rising..

The Associate press described the activities for human relief in affected area by tsunami as:

Humanitarian agencies began what the United Nations said would become the biggest relief effort the world has ever seen.

this is bigger than 911.. the effects are slowly creeping in..

house prices in Penang beach area would be lowered indefinitely.. insurance coverages would be hastened up, means good news for insurance agent while island country such as Singapore, Australia and etc. would also faced pressured to get ready for similiar disaster. I think government would be wised on their spending as allocation for disaster relief. In other words, Singapore would become a less preferred place to live in compared to Johor.

but thanks to Sumatra really..unless a similiar eruption happened in the South China Sea, East-Peninsula Malaysia will be the worst hit compare to any other countries. Selangor is still a pretty safe place to be in unless erruptions occured at Stait of Melaka.

Monday, December 27, 2004

Tsunami rocks asia coast

it seems that singapore is safe from this rocking..

7000 people dead ... that is really scary...

according to BBC, a ruptured caused by moving earth plates created a vertical displacement in the ocean floor that drunk many cubics of water and caused wave movement and thus erupted the tsunami.

here is an animation that shows how earthquake happens as result of moving earth plate.

yesterday, at around 3:30pm, heavy rain actually poured down the city and I felt the rain as well as I was around the area of sunway. Penang area took the storm by around 2pm and the effect took 1 hour to reach Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

ho ho ho .. Merry christmas

merry christmas...

aisay..another christmas.. means happy new year coming lar..

ever wonder what does christmas means ?

ever wonder who is santa claus?
Apparently, according to
mr.santa claus is supposed to be an orphan goes by the name of Nicholas and was supposed to be raised by many families in a village along the years. He started off by wanting to provide gifts for the first family's children which took him in during christmas. He crafted out wooden toys using a pocket knife descended to him by his father. He eventually become a toymaker and konon nya end up producing the movie
Toy Story in the reason years. (Just joking) He was eventually trained by Bertram Marsden, a wood craver who took him in for his third christmas as an orphan. Prior to that, he won himself a metal sledge which is use for toy delivery during his career as santa claus. He lived with Mr. Marsden for many years and they both dedicated winter evening to doing toys for kids in the village. The reason he delivered the presents during Christmas eve is becoz he had many destination to cover and so he needed to start from Christmas eve-ning up to the wee hours or Christmas day. As Nicholas grew older, the village population grew larger and Nicholas had problem collecting information about childrens in the village, thus the only way for him to know that houses having children is by mean of a hanging a bag by the door. But this doesn't explain why red stocking.. ?? it is because there is a poor boy named Frederick whom had a younger brother and his house got no bag or whatsoever.. Frederick hung his red stocking to the door instead of bag and to his suprise, that did the trick as well. One day, a rich man came to Nicholas for some idea. The former was in his red suit and sleigh which caught the latter in the eye deadly. The next thing on Nicholas mind was to dress like the rich man for his develivery service. He went for a widow tailor and had the red suit made first. The tailor didnt measure him properly and eventually a bigger suit was made and guess what:

Nicholas wanted to fit himself better to the suit so he ate more and more and eventually got a belly. He wore a black boots because the trousers were much longer than expected.

His old horse Lufka eventually got too old to work and Nicholas had to source for other horse-power. and remember the rich man whom inspired Nicholas with red suit, was having financial problem and wanted to sell his possession and eventually he gave away eight reindeer which can move much faster than horses... the parents: Donner and Blitzen and children: Dasher and Dancer, Comet and Cupid, Prancer and Vixen.

Then came and old man with his grand-daughter who had a house on top of the hill in the village. He was rich and had to build barrier around the houses to prevent intrusion. The old man kept himself and grand daughter from mixing with people and everyone guessed that there wouldn't be any red stocking for the little girl during christmas eve. So, Nicholas did the unforgivable, where he gained entry into the house through the chimney and dropped gifts for the family.

Then again, came another weird community called the gypsies. They lived in the forest with tall pine tree. There is no door nor chimney nor stocking.. so Nicholas go around by hanging the toys onto the pine trees and had candled lighted on it. This is why you get christmas tree.

he then named berries Holly after a girl who brought him berries during christmas.

then he became very old and people started to worry that he couldn't stand the cold outside hourses while filling up the stocking with gifts. So, they switched the stocking to be hung inside so that Nicholas can come in and fill them up at a better comfort. But it was the last stocking that Nicholas felt so tired and fell asleep and then the owner of the house decided to help him to finish the job while he went on home. This explains why it is justifiable for parents to filled up the stocking for their kids.

Then Nicholas died and everybody thought there wouldn't be any present no more. But to their suprises, the stockings are being filled up again each time and the villager are assured that Nicholas had become a saint.

Saint Nicholas! Saint Nicholas!
Sant Clos! Sant Clos! as the children put it.
And thus, Santa Claus was borned.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Is It A Stroke Is It A Heart Attack ?

This might be a lifesaver if we can remember the three questions!

Is It a Stroke?

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster for the stroke victim. A stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say any bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple

* Ask the individual to smile.

* Ask him or her to raise both arms.

* Ask the person to speak a simple sentence.

* If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions.

They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual
meeting last February. Widespread use of this test could result in prompt
diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage.

Is It A Heart Attack?

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people, you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

Read this... It could save your life!!

Let's say it's 6.15 P.M. and you're driving home (alone of course), after an unusually hard day on the job. You're really tired, upset, and frustrated.

Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home.

Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.


Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm.

In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

Tell as many people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!


Wednesday, December 22, 2004

earning USD 20 million a year

how to make a USD 20 million a year... ?

Raines, a former head of the Office of Management and Budget in the Clinton administration, earned total compensation in salary and bonuses of $20 million last year, while Howard earned $7.7 million.

lampe berger

I was also invited to a business preview on a company called "Lampe Berger" of France, last Friday.

It is MLM maily... the product is aroma-therapy. Of the few things about the oils are:
1. Scandalwood - Relieves constipation.
2. Eucalyptus - Helps asthma
3. Lavender
- Stabilizes blood pressure
- Relieves stress
That is why it is also used for sexual arousement.
4. Citronelle - Helps insomia
5. Oceane - Improve mental concentration.
6. Pyrethre - Chase away mosquito.
which one you use for meditation ?? Perhaps Oceane

The speaker Micheal Mok was saying..
What do you want in life?
1. Spend more time with your family.
2. Sack your boss.
3. Help others.
4. Become a better person.
5. Leave a legacy.
6. Possess great health.
7. Travel more.

He quoted "Money is either a terrible master or a wonderful servant"

Out of 100 people who reached the age of 65.
1% is wealthy
4% is financially independence
5% still working
35% Dead
55% dead broke

out of the 5% who succeeded in gaining financial independence, 75% do it by owning their own business.

Do you own the business or the business own you.

Network marketing is a leveraging tools.

Banks are also doing direct selling for credit cards and loan, so what is wrong with direct selling?

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Unit Trust and Share market


last friday I was invited ...not really. I was being asked to be representative for a friend's friend in a function about KLCI(Kuala Lumpur Composite Index) prediction competition that was organized by Avenue Unit Trust Fund alongside Nang Yang Siang Pau and NexNews (The SUN).

there were couple of pretty girls there... too bad I didnt bring my business card.. one of them looks really sweet, a non-chinese who is not very tall and in mini skirt and shoulder-length hair wavy hair.

Anyway, the competition is supposed to outcome as such that the winner whose predition of the KLCI would match closest to the actual one at 5:00pm (malaysian time of course) on 17th Dec 2003. The grand winner would pocket RM 100k, runner up = 30k and third place = 10k.

it was pretty fun..the CEO of Avenue Unit Trund Management Sdn Bhd;Mr.Danny Wong was giving us a finger or two about unit trust and some hints about the share market.. It is great information for me as I hadn't been really good at this area.

Unit Trust
1. Unit trust income are taxable.
2. There is no shortfall when it comes to buying unit trust before or after the incom distribution period. Unlike the share market, where the unit price is based on supply and demand. Thus, over here, if the fund is value at 110 million, and if 10 million is to be distributed out as income(dividend) . The number to be distributed is called NAV (not sure..). the income distributable is 10 million divided by NAV. The new price for the unit trust is thus = 110 million - 10 million = 100 million. so in order words, the unit price is not based on supply and demand but on other calculations.
3. You should buy when equity prices are low.

1. The top few listed shares determine what is the KLC. Thus KLCI may not represent the overall market.
2. The top few which consisted of 45% are those:
2a. Telekom
2b. Maybank
2c. Public Bank
2d. Sime darby
2e. etc
These shares moved 16% and impacted KLCI to move at 7%.
3. Instering share to consider:

Core group (Stable)
3a. YTL power.
3b. BAT

Volatile group (Risky but fast turnover)
3c. Genting
3d. Tanjung
3e. Maxis

4. People will not buy the stock when the news is confirmed, but before. so people buy on news and sell on facts. This is the reason why the newspaper are involved here.

5. Factors affecting KLCI.
5a. Oil prices.
5b. Global economy growth
5c. US interest rate
5d. China
5e. Malaysia valuation versus others.
5f. Malaysia growth rates (GDP)
5g. Weakening dollar (deficit)

So eventually, they announced the winner which KLCI closed at 903.00. The closest predition was 902.99 and belonged to a lady. She is quite an emotionless person..

me and my friend went back nothing.. except with glimpse of some pretty ladies. The MC was pretty hot stuff too, tall & lean and speaks well of course.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

The Mathematical Association - supporting mathematics in education

some good books for mathematics..

The Mathematical Association - supporting mathematics in education

i once bought a mathematics dictionary and it is really under utilize.

Friday, December 17, 2004

work smart

i had a discussion with Mr.How who was really a fantastic sanguine (i think so..) he is a great sales person, with a lot of impression in the face and he is very excited with what he wanted to pull across to you. One thing i notice is that the lesser someone knows abt something, the more excitement it could be... I dont meant that he has zero knowledge.. let's just assume that he doesn't know much abt the technicality.. but he is really able to present it like he is being paid RM 1 million for the job.

anyway, one wisdom i learn from him is "Work smart... otherwise you will never be out of the box"

basically what we were discussing is regarding a MLM company doing is called ubiphone and the most practical thing out of the many points he tried to convince me is the following"

monthly maintenance = Rm 115.00
invest 1.5 years (18 months)
total investment = RM 2070.00
and strive for ROI of RM 500k

this is pretty good fortune for a 1.5 years effort.. the total investment is only RM2070.00 which is less that one month office rental for some big companies. To me, it is very practical... I can accept this becoz if after 1.5 years, what you got to lose is only around RM 2k and some time. Thus, given this kind of projection, if you dont have RM 2070.00 in 1.5 years, then you can just forget it.. otherwise it is worth it.

whatever thing that you do, work smart.. try to find the best and shortest path...
one example, if you can use partition magic to create partition and if you have the installation CD, it is better to do it then to reformat the PC from scratch (provided that the pc is not corrupted..) becoz reformating might also gives rise to other issues such as device driver incompatibility.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Funeral Service

I took a four hours drive from KL to Sg. Petani from Saturday doing 120km/hour heading north. We were going for a funeral service on Sunday for a relative in Penang. The roads were clear and there is no speed trap either. It was pretty a good ride, except that I wasn't speeding because I was just driving a Proton Iswara 1.3. Had it been BMW, I would doing at least 160km/hour and would reach there in around 3 hours.

So we went for the service in a house somewhere near Pulau Tikus... I don't exactly know... except that we passed by McCalister Road, Burma Road and etc...

One of the things I noticed about funeral is that it provides opportunity for people to unite and get together. The only difference from other gathering such as Chinese New Year and etc is that it also provides opportunity for people to forgive each other and let go of certain disputes. When someone dies, certain things are gone with it and certain things remain. Funeral also marks the spot for people to move on and having new directions in life.

For me, I get to know more relatives that I wouldn't be knowing anyway. Overall, everybody is satisfied as the service is pretty much Christian-bias, hence you wouldn't be expecting a lot of noisy activities such as people playing drums while taoist monk doing magic.

For conclusion, funeral is really a time for people to unite and let go differences.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

being sincere

u can't tell people what you believe and expect them to believe you even though you are sincered becoz there is this word called "gullible"... people don't want to feel that way becoz it is indirectly implying "pretty stupid.." so even though what you believe is true which is only in your own experiences, there is no way for other people to take it just like that. One of the reason is becoz in this world there are some people who likes to talk something not right which would eventually deceive people into doing something unhealthy or bad.

miracle is only true to you and the fact is others don't benefit from it.. people choose to believe what they want to believe based on their intelligence, life experiences and characteristic.

hence if you are a buddhist and married an atheist.. what would happen next ? One way is to keep your own diary and write what you have experienced. Not until that person experienced the same situations which accidentally that person read you diary and related it to his or her own feeling.. that person wouldn't believe a thing becoz it is not important for that person. and hence believe is truly a personal experience which becoz it is you that matters. so you are what you believe or not to believe; the abstract representation of your physical self.

thus, even if I believe and understood a theory so sincerely, I couldn't really get other people to follow becoz it might only be good for me. and because I dont want other to be gullible, it might as well don't say it and keep it to yourself. if you keep it to yourself, it means that the believe resides in you is empty and since believe = you; you are empty as well but merely a physical entity which exist for around 100 years.

in order words, "empty" doesn't mean "don't exist" but nothing. it means nothing.

so, this whole blog is really just an entertaintment! becoz whatever things that I wrote.. you would have feel reactions only ""
1. " stupid ..."
2. " odd.."
3. "so nonsense .."
4. "eh... sure or not .."
5. "so show-off"
6. "haha.. he is wrong..not very smart."
7. "y must i read this ??"

Thursday, December 02, 2004

subconscious ...

i know of some people who like to be convinced that they are making use of people in one way or another... this is very common for some bosses for instance, wanted to pay the staff with underpar salary but the job expectation is high...

some people like myself... like to convinced that whatever things I do, I am doing someone a favor. For instance, I might help someone doing something... but the truth is that it might not be help instead of harm. For instance, if you help someone asking a girl out.. the girl attracted to you.. then die lar.

so for World Aids Day, I hope this will help sincerely.

Support World AIDS Day

Wednesday, December 01, 2004


from P.J to Semenyih : 40km (80km back and forth)
from P.J to Seremban: 100+km (200+km back and forth)
from P.J to Gombak: 20km (40km back and forth)

so far, the furthest that I went for a business trip is Beranang, shortly after Semenyih. It is around 90km (180km back and forth)

I always think Giombak is further becoz the traffics were always more messy and jammed-up.

and also I realize that using Petronas for Proton car gives you more milleage than other ... when I first discovered this, my brother who is working in Shell denied it... but someone in Malaysia actually confirmed this and now I have been visiting petronas. It could really gives you at least 20km to 50km more. (just for Proton vehicle only..)