Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another Bad Tiding

Patriotic level is dropping to negative level with news such as this.
Meanwhile, the organizers are fighting the last battle against our moron Minister (read it here)
I doubt if they can change the minister's stance. It would be easier to run 10 rounds of Marathon in one go than to inject common sense into his brain, if he has any.

Yes, I totally agree with you, JL boy.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Babi Babi Babi Babi Babi Babi Babi Babi Babi Babi

Two very interesting articles from Farish Noor, yet again.

Tong San babi (Tong San means "Mainland China" in cantonese) and the chaotic forum, no thanks to some shiok-sendiri-religion-defender-wannabe-who-cried-pig.

Working My Way To Join "Malaysia's Next Top Male Model"

Me, being the next model?

Nah, that's just a joke. I am barely in that league.

My new objective, is simply, to have a body like this.

Or this..

These look good too...

Which guy wouldn't want to have a hunk body like that?

I know, I know, my age limit has way passed for me to train up, but better late than never, right?

Since there is a gym here, I might as well utilize it to the max!
In order to achieve that, I am going to allocate one hour, or maybe more, depending on my level of laziness, every night at the gym. I have a gym buddy (my housemate, in fact) to push each other to work our ass off at the gym.

But barely weeks away before "deporting" back to the pathetic city life, do I ever stand a chance?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fleeing The Country?

Dr M will migrate if Anwar becomes PM

Wait a minute!

You can't desert the country so fast! You are answerable to the many cans of worm that is happening in the country now. How you ruined the constitution, how the police/ACA/AG got so corrupted, the controversial bail outs which happened over and over again, how you sell off the country to the religious fanatics, cryonism and open corruption, lop sided toll and IPP agreements, screwing up the mainstream media, and many other issues that arises while you were still in power.

We need you to be put in a RCI to answer to the many issues that the country is facing now.

Now, don't you dare try to shirk away from all this responsibility!

In another development ,which again, making me think of fleeing the country, is the latest controversial open forum on Islamic conversion.

Religious fanatics has taken over the logical thinking and suppressing the freedom of expression.
How can an open discussion on this topic be equated to challenging the status of Islam?

It just beat me to think that the country is still hogging onto the old mentality, that is, one should not bring up the topic at all. It's highly seditious and can incite uneasiness among the biggest religion follower in the country. Will these fanatics ever learn to think critically? How can the country move forward if these solutions to the problem are not discussed and debated upon? And to read how the protesters handled the issue by storming into the forum and calling names! What does "Babi" and "Balik Cina" gotta to do with the forum?

How immature that is. And don't they know that these actions had betrayed themselves? Action speaks louder than words, and they have brought shame to themselves with the bro-ha-ha that happened on the forum floor. They think that they are protecting the good image of their religion, but alas, what they did has damaged their religion even more.

The world is progressing further, and Malaysia is taking a few more step backwards.

Friday, August 08, 2008

eight eight zero eight

08.08.08, 8.08pm.

That's the time I clocked out tonight, while the world set their eye on the grandest event of the year.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


I dont know why...
But I try to cut it down to size
And when I hold it up to the light...
It all looks good to me
- Kevroy Potter

Monday, August 04, 2008

Blogs blogs blogs!!!

Saiful's fiance, started a blog in the first few days after the BIG NEWS broke out. In the beginning, it was opened to outsiders to read and to post comments (I posted a comment there), but it was later closed from public viewing. Maybe there are too much negative comments (Saw them with my own eyes, uh uh).

And now, its Saiful's turn to start a blog.

What would be their motive in starting these blogs?

Trying to gain sympathy, or just simply to express their feelings? Of could there be any malicious intention?

Whatever it is, I am sure these are related to the BIG NEWS. I would be damned if the prosecution uses this blogs as their evidence to prosecute Anwar in the court case, if the police decided to press charges against him. Malaysia's AG is capable of doing anything. Just like the Batu Puteh case, where our lawyers used this blog as their evidence in ICJ. By the way, the owner of the blog has turned it private after reader's condemning the articles.

I will not be suprised to see more blogs from people implicated in any criminal charges or court cases. Malaysians are good in copycat, right?

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Co-ops: Billion Dollar Company In The Making

(This article is taken here)

IT is just two years old, and with only 89 members, it is possibly the smallest cooperative in the country.
But Koperasi Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sara-wak (Koperasi PPKS), which was registered in 2006, is the country's second best-performing co-operative.

Its chairman, Albar Abdul Rahman, said yesterday: "We have always adopted a wise and prudent management. That is the key to our success."
(If all the GLC company in Malaysia practise this in their business, then our money would have been used for better use instead of letting the goverment using it to bail out the ailing companies)

To be voted the second best-performing cooperative nationally surprised Albar, though.

But recognition for the success of Koperasi PPKS or Sarawak Skills Development Centre Cooperative, in Ta-buan Jaya, is overdue.
In its first year and with a working capital of RM4,050, it registered a net profit of RM167,800. The next year, its profits jumped 297.9 per cent to RM499,896.
(WOW!!! This much of percentage profit earned can easily put Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, George Soros, Merilyn Lynch and other investment gurus to shame!!)

At its annual general meeting two months ago, the cooperative passed a resolution to pay out a dividend of 200 per cent.

Albar said: "The cooperative's performance was outstanding . We did fantastically in our first year and the dividend paid out was 100 percent.

"Last year, we more than doubled our profit and it is just fair that the dividend was also doubled."

The cooperative runs a cafeteria, cleaning and janitorial services, a photocopying centre and a mini market.
(Hmm...These businesses are worth to be considered eh?)

In Kota Baru, distributing small change to businesses and buying and selling gold jewellery under the Islamic pawn-broking concept of Ar-Rahn have earned Koperasi Permodalan Kelantan good profits in recent years.

Touted as one of the successful cooperative stories in the country, it is also making money from offering insurance coverage to telecommunication companies on their telecommunication towers.

The cooperative's secretary, Ramilan Abdul Rahman, said: "We owe our success mostly to Permodalan Kelantan Bhd, which leases us our pawn-broking licences and rents the five buildings we own."

The cooperative made headlines recently following reports that it was paying dividends of 175 per cent to members, but that wasn't its highest payout.

Just a few years after the cooperative was formed in 1998, it paid out a dividend of 300 per cent.

However, Ramilan said the high dividend did not mean the members received a big windfall because of the low initial deposit.

"When we paid out 300 per cent, the share capital of members was only RM100, which means they each got RM300.

"This time, although the share capital has been increased to RM200, they are only getting RM350 each."

The co-op has 190 members.

"Forty per cent of our income comes from the pawn-broking licences and 20 per cent from the rental of buildings.

"The rest is from insurance and loans to members."
(Loan to members eh? Ah Loong is it? No wonder so high profit larr!!)
Judging at this exponential growth, these co-ops will turn into a multi-million company in a few years away! I would say by the next decade, we would have our very first billion-dollar co-op. I will not be suprised to see if any of the member making it to the list of top 100 richest man in Asia, or even the world.

In short, running a cafeteria, cleaning and janitorial services, a photocopying centre and a mini market, insurance services, pawn-broker and being an Ah Loong would be the shortest way to become a filthy rich man. Anyone care to chip in?

Friday, August 01, 2008

The Genie and The Idol

A laptop/PC operating on thumb drive instead of hard disk.
Speed comparable to a Pentium 4 processor.
Selling price is ranging from RM500 to RM1k.
Best part is, it's made in Malaysia.
Unbelievable huh?

So, am I suppose to feel proud of this achievement? Call me a cynic, but is this for real? Seriously, do they really work? Anyway, we shall know after three months time.

By the way, they name it "i-Dola" for Laptop, and "Jean-i" for PC. We don't need Einstein to figure that someone is sucking up to the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Could I help to feel that this product is doomed to fail? After all, isn't our PM's name is synonymous to being a failure?