Tuesday, December 25, 2012

WWF-Malaysia Annual Review 2012

Donations from individuals accounted for 50% of funds generated for year 2012. Donations from corporations decreased as compared to year 2011. Total funds for year 2012 was RM 36,955,000.

Total expenditure was RM 35,962,000; 77% of that went to conservation expenditure. Out of these 77%, majority went to species conversation expenditure.

For example,WWF's tiger conservation efforts are making headway in Perak's Belum-Temengor Forest Complex; a vital tiger landscape. The Malaysian governement has committed to construct a viaduck for wildlife crossing at the Belum-Temengor corridor area along the Gerk-Jeli Highway. This vital wildlife crossing, which donors helped make possible, will enable tigers and other wild animals to traverse the highway to find flood and mates, instead of being trapped in forest patches.

More details on Belum-Temengor and tiger poarhing.

The net surplus for year 2012 was RM 993,000.

Download full reports.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

NKF Tree of Hope

In conjunction with the year-end festive seasons, online shopping portal, Blufroge, has pledged to donate RM30,000 to the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia.

Between now and 25 December 2012, Blufroge would donate RM5 to the NKF for every visitor who supports the Tree of Hope initiative at the Blufroge facebook page.

Sunday, December 02, 2012


因该多做几家生意 - 都是有相关的。
年轻时 脾气坏。

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Groupon Malaysia, Miss Universe Malaysia and Grim Film Team Up to Support Deserving Malaysians

The ‘Be the Difference’ microsite will be featuring 17 different causes on Groupon from 29th October to 11 Nov 2012, giving Malaysians over 300 hours in which they could join Groupon, Miss Universe Malaysia Organisation and GRIM FILM in Being The Difference. For further details and to contribute to ‘Be the Difference’ campaign visit http://mumo.groupon.my

Monday, October 08, 2012

Hong Kong International Airport - best airport in the world

I went to SF, USA for Oracle Open World 2012 via Cathay Pacifics Airways.

Lay-over at Hong Kong International Airport.

The trip was KLIA to HKIA = 3.5 hours, HKIA to SF=13.5 hours.

I experience on HKIA was a pleasant one. I feel that all staff which includes air steward and stewardess are extremely people-oriented and energetic.

Exhibits at HKIA At the transfer terminal

The airports displayed elevated amount of Qi.

Skytrax ranks HKIA as no.3 in the world.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Harmony - Volunteer Choir Singing Show Sep 1 2012

The MUI Group presents 'Harmony' with the Choir of the Phiharmonic Society of Selangor on 1 September 2012 at Dewan Sivik MBPJ, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya at 3pm.

Come join over 100 singers aged between 8 - 85 years young as we commemorate the 55th year of Malaysian independence and the first anniversary of the Phil's Australian Tour with songs from various genres. Come hear songs and medleys including Sound of Music, Grease, Tanah Pusaka, Putra Putri, Getaran Jiwa, Elvis Presley dedication, Shre
k and more!

Through The MUI Group's generous sponsorship, this will be FREE concert for everyone.

For passes, either book them through your friends who are members of the choir or collect them prior to the show. Passes will be available from 1pm onwards. We will update this event listing with the number of passes available.

We welcome groups from homes, etc. For more information, please email them at selangor.phiL@gmail.com
Check it out.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

How to Slow Down Aging ?

Dr. Michio Kaku.

Michio Kaku: Starve.

Eating less may help.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Not enough money to watch movie ?

Need to save for tomorrow ?

This is how I do it.

Go to search engine and check out the story write up from Wikipedia such as


Then goto video sharing sites such as youtube.com to lookup for the movies which if you are lucky, you may find it in the form of foreign dialogue.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Buy Bus Ticket Online

Check out BusOnline.com

It covers a major routes to major city between Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.

Search, book and pay online directly.

Friday, June 29, 2012

The Financial World Is Waiting For Miracle

As Jeremy Warner concludes, the financial world is waiting for a saviour, at least something, somewhere.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cellphone and Health

Cellphone user - for your information. Tips Given:
  1. Children Should Always Avoid Using Cell Phones
  2. Reduce Your Cell Phone Use
  3. Use a Land Line at Home and at Work
  4. Reduce or Eliminate Your Use of Other Wireless Devices
  5. Use Your Cell Phone Only Where Reception is Good
  6. Avoid Carrying Your Phone on Your Body
  7. Don't Assume One Cell Phone is Safer than Another
  8. Keep Your Cell Phone Away From Your Body When it is On
  9. Respect Others Who are More Sensitive
  10. Use Safer Headset Technology

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Shen Zhou 9 Meets Tian Gong 1


What is more meaningful is this image.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Too Unhappy With Many People ?

When you are too unhappy with many people ???

It is easier to forgive.

Just forgive everybody.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Dear Malaysian Banks, Please Stop The Intimidation

If you pay your credit cards way before due dates, the banks will start calling you to offer you to buy more things. This is really intimidation.

Dear Malaysian Banks, please stop knifing your good customers.

I feel intimidated by your service calls.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

MMM4 (Music From Movies & Musicals 4)

I actually went to attend a live performance at KLPac (inside Sentul West) by The Phil, the title of the show is called MMM4 (Music From Movies Musical) 4th edition.

The Phil (the Philharmonic Society of Selangor) is a community choir group consists of volunteer members, rehearsing every Monday (except for public holidays) from 8.00pm to 10.00pm at Ann Perreu's Music Studio in section 19, PJ, Selangor.

It is a true community choir consisting of anyone regardless of race, religion, age, gender or musical experience, everybody is welcomed to join. Orientation and open rehearsal are held twice a year, normally in January and in July or August.

The best thing is that the group sings wide variety of musics ranges from classical, contemporary, hymns, spirituals, folk songs, broadway numbers, jazz, rock and roll, swing, pop and more!!

For MMM4, it performed songs from The sound of music, Grease, Les Miserables, Prince of Egypt, Shrek and more!

Proceeds from this production will be channeled to the Society for the Severely Mentally Handicapped Selangor and Federal Territory (SSMH), Persatuan SLE Malaysia (PSLEM) and the Light a Home Project.

Great show!!! Totally loved it.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

If EURO Collapsed During Olympic 2012 ?

What will happen if EURO collapsed during London's Olympic June 2012 ?

It is reported that the U.K plans to close the gate.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Selling Product vs Selling Services

If you are selling product, you have to think about what other things are short at , then your product is supposed to help with the situation.

If you are selling services, do not reinvent the wheel; just go with the trend.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vegetarian and Vitamin B12

Taken from Tzu Chi's monthly distributed magazine 140 01/2012.

Vitamin B12 is important for nervous system such as brain, spinal cord, nerve and also for red blood cell. Long term deficiency will bring about side effects related to these parts of your body.

However, the amount which Vitamin B12 required by the body is not in large quantity and it can be stored in the body (for a longer time) and being reused.

If one is a lacto-ovo-vegetarian, one will have no problem with having enough Vitamin B12 because it is available from eggs, yoghurt, cheese, soya and etc.

According to ADA (American Dietetic Association), Vitamin B12 cannot be found from plant-based food sources. Therefore, for pure vegetarian, the following options must be considered.

1.) Consume food supplement.

Bee Pollen is a good choice of natural food supplement for Vitamin B12.

2.) Consume food and beverages which contain Vitamin B12 such as soya and breakfast cereal.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Plant vs Zombies - Pogo Party

This mini game from plant vs zombies is pretty challenging due to two reasons:

  1. Not enough time to gather enough sunlight to plant powerful weapon. The only cheaper options are either cabbage-pult(cabbage shooter) or kernel-pult(corn shooter).
  2. Magnet-shroom must be planted early to deal with properly.

The solution I found to be effective is to plan Magnet-shroom early (in the front) in a straight line in the middle so that vaulting zombies can be knocked off its pogo stick early so that cabbage shooter can attack it earlier and more effective.

Appropriate usage of pumpkin and cherry bomb is also useful.

More on games.

How to Save Capitalism ? Michael Schuman (Time)

Something's gone wrong with the global economy. But there are ways to put things back on track.

The solution is to encourage more capitalism.

The author suggested that governments must not rescue banks. Only freer markets can ensure that wrongdoers lose and do-gooders win.

Secondly, to encourage more corporate governance for better financial management and moral justification for a capitalist system.

So, what is the proper definition for capitalism ?

Capitalism biggest opposition is communism. Period.

Capitalism is a meritocracy that rewards the hardworking and talented. However, the biggests problem with capitalism is the widening gap between rich and poor. What about equal opportunity ?

There can never be. It is never perfect. It is like trying to make things right for a specific period of time. Does it means that parents who can afford early education for kids must defer sending childrens to pre-school so that it will create more equality for others who can't afford. It doesn't make sense either.

The solution is to encourage a freer economy ? Yes but we need more than that.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Phosphate Diet Control For Kidneys' Health

High level of phosphorus will greatly affect the kidneys. When kidneys fail, blood phosphate level increases. High blood phosphate levels absorb calcium from bones causing bones to become brittle and weak in the long term. High calcium and phosphate levels cause skin itchiness, joint pains as well as eye irritation.

Hence, foods that has to be taken minimally are:
  • Beverages - carbonated drinks, cocoa drinks.
  • Cereals & grains - bakery products which contain yeast/self - raising flour / baking soda.
  • Eggs (yolk) and cheese products.
  • Processed meats - burgers, sausages, patties, nuggets etc
  • Sauces and condiments - instant cooking powders/sauces, fish paste, sesame seeds, soup cubes, marmite/vegemite, peanut butter, dried shrimps and mushrooms
  • Dairy /milk products - especially skimmed milk powder
  • Fruits - dried fruits like raisins & sultanas.

Vegetables and fruits are to be consumed at appropriate portions and be cautious about fruits with high potassium level.

For more details, refer to NKF.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) For The Proposed Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road (KLORR)

The Proposed Project is about constructing and operating a tolled expressway linking Kajang SILK Highway (E18) at the southern side to Karak Expressway (E8) at the northern side of the expressway. It will provide bypass route for inter-urban traffic that do not need to pass through the city centre of Kuala Lumpur for those who intent to travel from the southern part of the Klang Valley (e.g. Cheras, Bangi, Subang) to the northern parts of Kuala Lumpur (e.g. Selayang, Gombak) or vice versa. It also serves as a bypass around Kuala Lumpur for inter-regional traffic from the Karak Highway to other regions. The proposed expressway is part of the planned Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road.

With good design and responsible implementation and management by the Project Proponent, most of these impacts can be reasonably minimised with appropriate mitigation and control measures as proposed in this report. The proposed monitoring programmes to be carried out will ensure that criteria and standards of environmental quality are observed and abided by the project proponent throughout the project’s life. It is important that this project be carried out in full compliance with all the conditions set by DOE and the relevant regulatory agencies.

The KLORR Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) is available for public review and comments. The proposed alignment of the KLORR will cut through some parts of the Selangor State Park, a park that provides vital ecosystem services to the people residing in the Klang Valley. The park acts as the main water catchment forests, providing water to Klang Valley residents and harbours rich biodiversity. It is an environmentally sensitive area.

If you are concerned about the development of this road within the Selangor State Park, please take this opportunity to review the DEIA (Executive Summary) at http://gis.doe.gov.my/eia2/Upload_folder/Ex_Su/ExecutiveSummaryklorr.pdf and provide comments to the Department of Environment by 23rd January, 2012.

You can submit your views via snail mail or fax to:

Director General
Department of Environment
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Level 2, Podium 3, Wisma Sumber Asli
No.25, Persiaran Perdana
(Attn: Assessment Division –DEIA Secretariat)
Tel : 03-8871 2000, Fax : 03-8889 1045

Wednesday, January 11, 2012



Saturday, January 07, 2012

WWF-Malaysia’s Forest for Life Programme

Forests cover 30% of the Earth's surface and contain much of the biological diversity found on land – they harbour over two-thirds of known terrestrial species, many of which are threatened. As you read this, an estimated 13 hectares of the world's forest are lost. In the next 30 seconds, another 13 hectares will disappear. Within a minute, mankind succeeds in undoing 1,000 years of natural evolution. Read on to understand a little more about our Malaysian rainforests, and how YOU can help us change for the better.

WWF-Malaysia’s Forest for Life Programme aims to increase the coverage of forest protected areas, improve the management of production forests for the supply of sustainable timber, and restore degraded areas especially where there is need to maintain critical forest linkages.

Breast Cancer - It’s not just an old ladies’ disease

When young women get breast cancer it often spreads more aggressively, leading to tougher treatments and lower survival rates.
Add such age-specific issues as fertility, diagnosis during pregnancy, childcare, financial security… and breast cancer becomes a triple threat to young women.

But here’s the good news: When it’s caught in its earliest stages, the five-year survival rate for women ages 20-39 is almost 90%. We think that¹s a pretty fabulous reason for every young woman to get proactive about her breast health.

Rethink Breast Cancer

Monday, January 02, 2012

Makna's Volunteer Activities Jan-Feb 2012


Event Date Organiser Status
Ca Awareness, Fundraising, HospVisit 5 - 6 Jan at Penang General Hospital
Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Volunteer: Mdm Azlina
Volunteer Support Group, Fundraising 7 - 8 Jan at Kpg Tanjong Senkanang, Segamat Johor
Time: 9.30am - 2.00pm
Volunteer: Mr Mokthar
Interstates Support Group Meeting,Fundraising 13 - 15 Jan at Bukit Larut, Taiping Perak
Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Volunteer: Mr Nazri, Mdm Nadzirah
Hospital Support Group, Fundraising 16 - 17 Jan at Hospital Kulim Kedah
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Volunteer: Mdm Azlina


Event Date Organiser Status
Kancer Klimb 2012 - World Cancer Day 2 - 4 Feb at Mount Kinabalu, Kundasang Sabah
Time: 3 Days 2 Nights
Volunteer Appreciation 2011 4 - 5 Feb at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Volunteer: Ms Monica Dius
1st Makna Introductory Programme 18 Feb at MAKNA Office
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Volunteer: Mr Ahmad
1st Technical Activities 25 Feb at MAKNA Office
Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm
Volunteer: Mdm Nining

Makna welcome donations in kind for our community outreach programmes. You may send Milo, condensed milk, powder milk, rice, biscuits, sardine or any canned food, clothes, blankets, pillow, mattress, stationery etc to us. Please send them to MAKNA Volunteer Management Office.

To participate in the volunteer activities, please call :-

Ms Mama Gie : 019 - 2894 717 or 03 - 2161 1645
Email: fadzilahwan[at]makna.org.my

Ms Monica : 014 - 887 2026 or 03 - 2161 1645
Email: monicadius[at]makna.org.my

For more information, check out Makna.