988 Radio Station Smiling Campaign

Suprisingly, last night, C.S,sms me about a campaign which her bro is organizing. To be exact, her bro, DJ Luke from 988 radio station is organizing some Smiling Campaign which i?m not quite sure what is it about. I don?t have much info about it but I doing a favor for him. What he told me was, he’s collecting pics for his campaign to make an entry into . hmm.. I think it’s Malaysia’s Guiness Book of Records. But i?m not sure what category it?s gonna be under. Oh well, to those who wanna participate just send your pic, IC number, Full name, contact number to me . I’ll be forwarding all the stuffs in one shot to him. Don’t worry, all your details are safe with me and will be deleted from my mail box after this is done. But if you don?t trust me with your details, you can just email me to get DJ Luke’s email instead. I?m just helping out. =p

988 Radio Station

Cost of Living In Malaysia ….. RM3k income a month.. Is it enough ?

Disclaimer : This is not my rant, just a repost from elsewhere. =)

I’ll try to do some calculations here. In Malaysia the average family income is RM3000 (Father works, mother doesn’t). I understand there are a lot of families whose incomes don’t reach RM3000, but to make things simple, let’s take RM3000 as the figure. Okay, let’s start rolling with a family which has a father, a mother, a daughter, and a son. Ngam-ngam, calculation starts…

  • Electricity and water bill RM100 (no air-cond, no home theatre, no water-heater)
  • Telekom and Handphone bill RM100 (cannot make a lot of calls one you know? NO Streamyx also)

(Streamyx is probably this country’s only broadband provider, it monopolizes the entire market and rules with an iron fist, however its services are crappy and it is also known as Slowmyx and Screamyx by Malaysians)

  • Meal for the whole happy family RM775 (3 meals on RM25/day, RM25 for 4 persons???)
  • Papa makan during working hours RM155 (RM5/day, RM5 can eat what?)
  • Car repayment RM400 (a Proton Saga Aeroback, 7 years repayment)
  • Petrol RM300 Bring son to school, only can afford one car running, no school bus. The public buses are unreliable.
  • Insurance for the whole family RM650.

House repayment RM750 (Low cost housing repayment for 30 years, retired still have to work to pay for house! all developers should just give me one for free !)

  • Tuition RM80 (got that cheap meh?? No, I don’t think so)
  • Children’s pocket money @ school RM20 (RM1/day, my children are too good to eat bread !!)
  • School books and etc etc. RM100 (there’ll always be extra to pay for in school)
  • Younger children milk powder RM50 (cannot have the DHA, BHA, PHA or any of the high-formulated milk powders because it’s just too expensive!)
  • Miscellaneous RM100 (shampoo, rice, sauce, toilet paper)
  • Oh wait!!! I have to stop here, so… No Astro (another of Malaysia’s only satelite cable TV provider that rules the country with an iron fist, with equally crappy services and lousy shows), no movie at the cinema, no DVD, no CD, no online, cannot eat KFC, cannot eat McDonald, cannot go to the park for walks during weekend (petrol expensive), no chit-chat on phone with parents/grandparents, etc…
  • Let’s use a calculator to total it up… CRAP! RM3610 already! And the sum hasn’t even been deducted by the EPF* and government tax yet!
  • The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is a savings scheme for your retirement. As a member of the Fund, you have the right to ensure that your savings is managed properly and is always safe. For the uninitiated, EPF is also a kitty litter used by the government whenever they see a need to assist the unfortunate very fortunate ones (those worth a big fortune, like billionaires) who have fallen on hard times so that they can continue leading a lifestyle of glamour and luxury (how can you expect them to give up their Bentley for a Proton?!?)
  • How to survive lar? Our Deputy Prime Minister ask us to change lifestyle? How to change? Don’t eat? Don’t work? Don’t send children to school and study? Besides that, I believe that there are millions of Malaysians which still don’t earn RM3000 month!
  • What is this? Malaysia Boleh? Despite the slogan (a rather lame one) being meant to drive Malaysians to achieve greater heights, we have most often than not turn the meaning the other way around to mean that ‘anything can happen in Malaysia, because despite all that we’re somehow still alive and kicking!

 

Our politicians must be mad!!!!!!

My Hard Disk is dying soon..

Sigh.. thanks to two monkeys in the house, my harddisk is showing me a sign that it?s dying soon. DAMNIT?. if it dies today it?s gonna join my other 5 KOed hard disk? I NEED A BACK UP DRIVE!!!! I was trying to backup some files from it. Unfortunately, some error came up and I?m not able to copy some large sized files, especially my MTV, TV Series?.. not to mention, MY MP3z?

After this time, there?s no way those idiots gonna touch my personal computer anymore. Have to assemble another PC tomorrow just to keep them off my PC.. Geez.. it?s such a sad day for me after getting stranded at the LRT station?

SwissCash Scam Busted

Two Datuks held over Internet scam

KUALA LUMPUR: Two Datuks and six others have been placed under remand to help investigations into a get-rich-quick scheme that allegedly promised “huge returns for a minimum investment.”

The Datuks, aged 47 and 57, were produced before a magistrate’s here yesterday together with the others, aged 26 to 58, after their arrest on Monday.

Magistrate Azniza Mohd Ali ordered them to be remanded for five days, until Oct 7.

The police are investigating the case under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

The alleged scam, known as SwissCash or Swiss Mutual Fund (1948), was uncovered early last month and reported in a Malay tabloid.

Over 50,000 people have purportedly signed up for the scheme since its introduction in April last year.

The Swiss Embassy here has denied that its government had approved the scheme and also rebuffed claims that it was based in Switzerland.

SwissCash, which operates through the Internet, claims to be an “easy, fast and secure scheme.”

It claimed investors’ funds were channelled to business activities ranging from oil exploration to shipping and agriculture in the Caribbean.

Investors are required to pay a registration fee of US$30 (RM110) to join the scheme, which allegedly offers huge returns for a minimum investment of US$100 (RM370).

Those behind the scheme also claimed that investments of US$1,000 (RM3,700) or more could earn a profit of up to 300% after 15 months.

However, after the report appeared in the tabloid, the Securities Commission and Bank Negara released statements saying SwissCash had no licence to collect funds.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi also issued a statement calling on those duped by the scam to quickly lodge reports.

Among the scheme’s purported victims are a lawyer, a consultant, a technician and the secretary-general of a government ministry. They claimed they had been cheated of nearly RM20mil.

taken from TheStar.com.my

Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra

Review taken from GameSpot.com

Xenosaga Episode III is a fitting, if convoluted, end to the cinematic science-fiction role-playing trilogy.
The Good: Intuitive battle system and well-balanced customization; great in-battle graphical effects; characters are all given a fitting sendoff.
The Bad: Story is wrapped up well, but you’ll need to constantly reference a database to keep up with it; obviously edited blood makes a number of scenes completely absurd.
Monolith Soft’s Xenosaga series is noted not only for its wordy German subtitles and lengthy cutscene exposition, but for its hugely complex storyline that’s influenced by equal parts science fiction, religion, and myth. The series’ first two chapters ended with far more questions and mysteries than they answered or explained, so Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra begins with an almost ludicrous amount of enigmas that need resolving. Fortunately, Xenosaga Episode III manages to wrap things up in dramatic and mostly satisfying fashion for the memorable main cast and the universe that they inhabit, while simultaneously leaving the door open for a continuation.

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