Monday, October 27, 2008

Malta Quench

Malta Quench is a new sports drink fortified with malt goodness that's high in vitamin B1. This innovative product helps you keep up with today's active lifestyle.

Vitamin B1 helps keep you active and refreshed. So whenever you are feeling lethagic, tired or in need of a little lift, drink Malta Quench to refresh your moments... anything, anywhere.

It is good for drinking after sports. The competitor to 100 Plus.

My personal opinion ?? It tastes good actually.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Caesar 3 - Pottery Problem

Caesar 3 computer game.

Have you encountered the situation when market just won't go and get pottery so that residents can buy ? As a result, the housing cannot evolve into bigger ones.

This is due to two reasons:
  1. Marketeers don't have enough food in the market. So before they can start to look for pottery, they need to look for food first. This is actually due the fact that people are eating faster than the market can provide. Before marketeers can start looking for pottery, food stock has ran out. The sub problems are:
    • Not enough market for people within the area. Ideally, 1 market can service 9 rows of houses, thus if you have 9 x 9 housing area, you should have at least 2 markets
    • You have built too many houses at the start of the development of new housing area. You have to go phase by phase, it is possible to have a housing area of 9 x 18 but make sure you start with 9 x 9 first, otherwise, marketeers will have no time to collect pottery from the warehouses.

  2. There is no pottery available.

Start by building some houses and give the market enough time to collect food and then pottery first before adding more houses.

Check out other tips on other scenarios.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bush is not worried, it is not his problem

USA president George Bush is not worried anything about the financial crisis, it is not his problem, which was started from the private corporate side.

He is the savior.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Singapore Trip (Oct 2008)



Raffles' Place

Singapore River
The Eye

Esplanade 2


One Fullerton

Singapore is peaceful.

Generally, I feel that Singaporean have a lot of mutual respect for each other, but it is lacking curiosity.

I learned that each shopping mall has its own personality. For instance, Rowena Square is the sports center, lucky plaza is where all the Indonesian hang-out during Sunday.

In Singapore, if you take out your shoe and throw out, you will hit 96 chinese, 2 mat sallehs and 1 Malay and 1 others.

The food ? Not bad too. The vegetarian food is nice and usually comes in a larger package than those in Malaysia.

In Singapore, the girls are very self-assured. They don't actually look at you.

Oh ya, I noticed that there are more Ferrari(s) in Singapore than in Malaysia.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The End of Financial Boom

Just like the dot-com bust which sent many budding technopreneurs into nowhere I foresee similar fate for those in the financial industry.

The financial industry is simply using money to make money. The skill sets required are financial, accounting, economic and business alike. Well, I can say that for the past 10 years, those with such skill sets are really well fed and the their time is up now.

But I don't think that the situation would immediately sent such talents into jobless mode, affected ones would be those involving in high-growth potential, such as sales, marketing, consultancy and optimization.

This is also the start of the end for those dealing with credit card sales and I suspect that many people would be terminating multiple credit cards because the banks will not be blessing too much tolerance towards unpaid dues. In short, consumers have to cut short on spending future money.

I think that in the near future and probably the next 5 to 10 years, we need more 'financial police' whose job will be a little boring compared to the ancestors as such that the core function is to 'audit' things out; to right wrongs. These people would require to have skill sets of accounting, financial, business, economics and at least some portions of legal.

In other words, the financial industry needs to get back to fundamental now and not high-risk and high-growth. The ICT industry has been surviving on low-risk low-growth mode for the past 10 years.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

This Doesn't Look Good

Well, this certainly doesn't look too good.

There are reasons to think harder...

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Jam Was Yesterday

So my trip down to Ipoh last weekends and back to KL and then Seremban was blessed with unexpected ease.

It seems that the jam was yesterday, everybody seems to be coming back on Sunday itself. Wow, the city folks took more than one week off for holidays.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Living in KL working on a fast-lane job career whatever..

I was last in Ipoh and also Seremban for two different weddings... it was great.

For some reason I really hated the kind of life that I have now where I can't actually for a second or more doing one thing such as surfing the Internet or looking at the Stars....

I am always have to be on the go and meet deadlines.

I need to go dinner now.


Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Trip to Ipoh

I was down to Ipoh to attend friend's wedding.

It was nice trip went, there was no traffic congestion at all. I drove up the North-South highway at ease, immersed within the peaceful drive captivated by simple yet beautiful country sides.

It wasn't long until I reached Simpang Pulai, got out of the highway. Boom!!! Ipoh.

The first place I got into was Kek Lok Tong, a place of buddhist cum taoist temple cum recreational park.

Ipoh people are more laid back and talk more about humanity. They have time for love and fun.

One thing about Ipoh folk, they love karaoke as much as they are curious about life. I guess you can say that life is a bit more monotonous in Ipoh.

It is good to go back there every once in a while.