Thursday, November 19, 2009

Naza Ria Timing Belt


Total repair cost is RM1,130 breakdown as follows:-

Changing of timing belt RM750.00

Water pump RM180.00

Engine mount RM200.00

Check with Naza workshop, the cost of changing the timing belt alone is RM1,650.00 ( new price after discount, imagine the old price)

I believe, the above work done by Naza workshop will easily cost me RM2,500.00. or more.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Word 2007 make check box

how to make check box in word 2007

Thursday, October 08, 2009



: Where will we be in 2020......? (Must Read)

Please read this email as it is very well-written and easy-to-understand....

especially the last few paragraphs, which makes a lot of sense .

Where is our direction for our next generation..?

For those who started work around 1973, a 1.3 Litre Japaness car was RM7,000.

Today the equivalent is.... let's say RM60,000.......8.5 times

In 1973 a double storey house was about RM45,000..or less.

Today it is about RM300,000............6.6 times

In 1973 an Engineer's pay was RM1,000 .

Today it is about RM2, 000+/-............2 times....

>From 1973 to 2008........35 years......what is the Trend?

Bearish !!!!

In a stock market when the trend is bearish, what do we do? ..Exit !!!

When a country's trend is bearish what do we do?

This Bearish trend is more difficult to turn around as compared to the stock market.

I have used these 3 items : House, Car & Salary as a measurement of the country's performance for the past 35 years....

Foreigners also ask about these 3 items to gauge our standard of living.

There is a book I saw entitled :
" Malaysia : The Failed Nation".

Some of you may be interested to read it. I agreed with the writer.....

This morning I was having coffee at McDonald (now the coffee..100 % Arabica quite good@ RM refill !!

I asked how much per hour is their pay?

RM3.00 x 8 hours = RM24 per day x 25 days = RM600 per month

My daughter works part-time during her University days..she worked at Gloria Jeans Coffee.... the pay?

Australian $14.00 @ 3.15 = RM44 per hour x 8 = RM352 per day x 25 days = RM8,800 ...13.3 times more !!!!!

......Price of houses in Perth is about the same in KL .

Price of cars are about 23% cheaper in Perth .

I think more and more people are becoming aware of this Bearish trend.

Developed country by 2020...means High income country!!

Let's look at some as of year 2005 (Financial Times)

USA GNP per capita US$35, 400

UK GNP per capita US$25,510

Australia GNP per capita US$19 ,530

Singapore GNP per capita US$20,690

These are developed countries by income measurement....

Malaysia 's GNP per capita US$3,540

Year 2020..developed country?

Really...a sad story. Worrying Trends, isn't it??

Ringgit sliding further and further under BN.

Recently, I interviewed some fresh graduates applying for jobs with my engineering company.

I accepted two applicants on a starting salary of RM1,600. It struck me as odd that 15 years

ago, I myself started work as a fresh graduate engineer for the same pay.

Indeed, if you compare the salaries of graduates now and 15 or even 20 years ago, you'll find

little difference but that their purchasing power is vastly different. It's the same story when you

compare salaries of shop assistants, office staff, factory workers and others.

To compound the effect of inflation, the ringgit has depreciated greatly against all major currencies. The real income of most Malaysians has moved backwards.

This is why many Malaysians suffer under the petrol hike. The root of the problem is that our real

incomes have shrunk in the face of inflation and depreciated currency.. Malaysians have not been spoiled by subsidy but are unable to move out of the time lock of stagnated and depreciated incomes.

If you compare the per capita incomes of Singapore , Hong Kong , Taiwan and South Korea , they are a few multiples of ours although at independence all these countries were the on the same economic level as Malaysia . We we grouped with them and were called Asia little Tigers. Today all of them have progressed and become 1st World (OECD) except us. We are now compared with second tiered Thailand , Indonesia , Vietnam who also seem to have overtaken us...!

What has gone wrong? We were the rising star of East Asia , a country rich in natural resources with the most promising potential.

The reason is massive corruption, plundering of resources, wastage of funds for huge non-economic projects, anti-public interest deals with politically-linked companies (cronies)and passing-of-the-buck to the man in the street..For example, Hong Kong and Singapore eradicated massive corruption in the 80s-90s with their ICAC and promoted transparency and meritocracy with world standard education to uplift their economies. They now have universities ranked in the World's Top 50 (none in the 80-90s except University Malaya ).

Four decades of NEP where education, economic and employment policies are defined by race ensured that meritocracy took a back seat.

Our university standard has declined and the today best and brightest of our youths emigrate to escape the racial inequility only to contribute to the economies of foreign lands.

The reputation of our judiciary which was held in high esteem worldwide has sunk so low that foreign investors now insist on arbitration in Singapore in case of any dispute.

We also have a slew of oppressive laws such as the ISA, OSA, Uuca and PPPA which stifle free speech and are designed to keep the ruling parties in power.

We have become less attractive to foreign investors and now lag behind our neighbours in Asean for foreign direct investment. Even some corporations who have established themselves here are moving out.

All the economic and social malaise cannot help but affect the value of our currency. The strength of a country's currency is after all, a reflection of its fundamentals.

Furthermore, Bank Negara has a policy of weak ringgit to help exporters, never mind the burden on the common folk. The government is pro-corporation, not pro-rakyat.

While the poor and middle-class are squeezed, an elite group gets breathtakingly rich. We have the distinction of having the worse income disparity in Asean. A re-distribution of wealth is under way from the poor and middle-class to a select group of politically-connected elite.

The end result of this re-distribution will be a small group of super-rich while the majority are pushed into poverty and the middle-class shrinks. This is what happens when the rich gets richer and the poor get poorer.

There is much that is wrong with Malaysia . The responsibility for pulling the country backwards can be laid squarely at the door of the ruling regime. It is BN's mis-governance, racial politics and culture of patronage which has seen the country regress economically and socially.

We seem to be sliding down a slippery slope, further down with each passing year of BN's rule. Another five years of BN rule and we'll be at Indonesia 's standard under Suharto. Another 10 years and we'll be touching the African standard. What a way to greet 2020!!!!

Is there any hope for Malaysia ?

Faced with the reality that BN will never change, many Malaysians desperate for change turn their lonely eyes to Anwar Ibrahim.

Pakatan Raykat has promised to treat all races fairly, to plug wastage, fight corruption, reform the judiciary and make Malaysia more competitive.

But some have questioned whether we can trust Anwar and his loose coalition of disparate parties..

The question is not whether we can trust Anwar and Pakatan Rakyat but whether we can afford not to.

Can we afford another ten years of BN's misrule?

U have the power to do something in GE13, OUR FUTURE IS IN OUR OWN HAND

Thursday, October 01, 2009

SAP Poem in Chinese

SAP 是庞大的,模块是多多的,功能是强大的,搞懂是没门的。

SD 是灵巧的,五脏是俱全的,满足是不能的,报表是经常的。

PP 是复杂的,相同是很少的,mrp是要的,精确是不能的。

MM 是关键的,数据是多多的,做好是稀有的,目前是紧缺的。

FI 是核心的,记账是主要的,工作是轻松的,地位是高高的。

CO 是控制的,与fi是配合的,凭证是很多的,成本是不准的。

ABAP 是必须的,开发是经常的,地位是没有的,作用是点缀的。

BASIS 是装机的,debug是常有的,精通是困难的,abap是兼职的。



QM 是质量的,上的是不多的,思路是奇特的,冲突是必然的。

PM 是见过的,功能是明显的,做做是蛮好的,培训是需要的。

APO 是传说的,上的是没有的,目标是理想的,成功是偶然的。

CRM 是起步的,客户是听说的,用好是没有的,完善是需要的。

BW 是早有的,产品是多样的,需求是渐多的,招人是必要的。


Kick off是要有的,首期是会付的,蓝图是要做的,确认是艰苦的。




Key user是难做的,加班是经常的,工资是不多的,衰老是优先的。


Monday, September 28, 2009

Lotus Notes Replicate to Local

how to replicate lotus note mail to local hard disk


Friday, September 25, 2009



Ever wonder what is on your magnetic key card?


A. Customer's name

B. Customer's partial home address

Hotel room number

D. Check-in date and o ut dates

Customer's credit card number and expiration date!

When you turn them in to the front desk your personal information is there for any employee to access by simply scanning the card in the hotel scanner. An employee can take a hand full of cards home and using a scanning device, access the information onto a laptop computer and go shopping at your expense.

Simply put, hotels do not erase the information on these cards until an employee reissues the card to the next hotel guest. At that time, the new guest's information is electronically 'overwritten' on the card and the previous guest's information is erased in the overwriting process.

But until the card is rewritten for the next guest, it usually is kept in a drawer at the front desk with YOUR INFORMATION ON IT!

The bottom line is: Keep the cards, take them home with you, or destroy them. NEVER leave them behind in the room or room wastebasket, and NEVER turn them into the front desk when you check out of a room.
They will not charge you for the card (it's illegal)[ applicable on califonia]
and you'll be sure you are not leaving a lot of valuable personal information on it that could be easily lifted off with any simple scanning device card reader.

For the same reason, if you arrive at t he airport and discover you still have the card key in your pocket, do not toss it in an airport trash basket. Take it home and destroy it by cutting it up, especially through the electronic information strip!

If you have a small magnet, pass it across the magnetic strip several times. Then try it in the door, it will not work. It erases everything on the card.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

IELTS Marking

try to find out what is the IELST marking scheme..found it here..not easy to get 7-8, there is only 2 mistakes can be made..out of 40..

IELTS in China

can I take IELTS in China and where ?

it seem there is no british council here..need to take the test in some English language center..below in Shenzhen..

2. How much is the IELTS test fee, IELTS transfer fee and IELTS Cancellation fee?

IELTS test fee: RMB 1450

IELTS Transfer Fee: RMB 500

IELTS Cancellation Fee: RMB 750 (RMB700 will be refunded to candidates.)

location map is as below..


it seem need to registered online here..

what is the fees here??

Wireless cannot detect

after use another wireless network come home cannot connect..shits

is ok now, after delete all the wireless connection..then let it auto detect..

Network and Sharing Center

delete all the connection..

Priority Club

I am gold, if stay here for another month will get platinum..

can call the nearest center to redeem the point to book teh hotel..

apparently no office in KL..

MAS Drop Flight to New York

Strange Air Asia try to go to US, and MAS cancel this route..



52 years

after 52 years we still have the prime minister to promote unity and we are talking about race in the application form etc..


In US now, breakfast use all plastic plate and cup, very bad..

Tuesday, September 01, 2009



'Hi, honey. This is Daddy. Is Mommy near the phone?'
'No Daddy. She's upstairs in the bedroom with Uncle Paul.'

***Brief Pause***

Daddy says, 'But honey, you haven't got an Uncle Paul.'
'Oh yes I do, and he's upstairs in the room with Mommy, right now.'

***Brief Pause.***

'Uh, okay then, this is what I want you to do. Put the phone down on the
run upstairs and knock on the bedroom door and shout to Mommy that Daddy's

car just pulled into the driveway.'

'Okay Daddy, just a minute.'
A few minutes later the little girl comes back to the phone.

'I did it Daddy'
And what happened honey?'

'Well, Mommy got all scared, jumped out of bed with no clothes on and ran
screaming. Then she tripped over the rug, hit her head on the dresser and
now she
isn't moving at all!'

'Oh my God!!! What about your Uncle Paul?'

'He jumped out of the bed with no clothes on, too. He was all scared and
he jumped
out of the back window and into the swimming pool. But I guess he didn't
know that
you took out the water last week to clean it. He hit the bottom of the
pool and I think
he's dead.'

***Long Pause***

***Longer Pause***

***Even Longer Pause***

Then Daddy says, 'Swimming pool ?? We dont have a swimming pool !! Ah, is
this 486-5731 ??'

No, this is 486-5713.... .


Management Know Staff

Does Management know their Staff?

On walking into the factory, the Managing Director of the company
Noticed a young guy leaning against the wall, doing nothing..

He approached the young man and calmly said to him,
"How much do you earn?"

The young man was quite amazed
That he was asked such a personal question,
He replied, none the less, "I earn $ 2000.00 a month,
Sir. Why?"

Without answering, the MD took out his wallet
And removed $6000.00 cash and gave it to the young man and said,
"Around here I pay people for working,
Not for standing around looking pretty!

Here is your 3 months salary, now GET OUT and don't come back".

The young man turned around and was quickly out of sight.

Noticing a few onlookers, the MD said in a very upset manner,
"And that applies to everybody in this company".

He approached one of the onlookers and asked him, "Who's the young man
I just fired?" To which an amazing reply came - "He was the pizza delivery
guy , Sir!"

Joint Tenancy

Subject: Husband & wife Joint account issue in Malaysia ...Make sure it is Joint Tenancy (as practised by foreign owned bank) and not otherwise

Just to share with you one recent article i read and shocked me a lot. It happens in west Malaysia , husband and wife and 1 son.

Husband pass away due to accident, husband has a RM50k joint saving account with wife, what happen is the wife / like most people think, when husband pass away, she will get the money automatically since it is joint account. But to her surprise, She could not withdraw even a single cent!!

Joint saving account is meant for convenience when spouse need it the most, but most people always assume once the other holder dies, another half will get the money automatically which is very wrong.

I would like to share my opinion with all of you, you may take it as educational thoughts or for you to be aware. When one person dies, the other joint holder of the saving account will get the money automatically only if that particular bank practise 'JOINT TENANCY' - this
> terms means one party die, the other joint party gets money automatically.

But unfortunately, not all banks practise JOINT TENANCY, some foreign banks practise and most local banks don't practise, If you want to be sure, just ask your bank is their joint saving account based on JOINT TENANCY, if it is yes, get the black and white.

Can u all imagine, when husband pass away, the wife already suffer emotional loss, now suffering the problem of having 'NO MONEY' although it is in join account. Because of husband ignorance, now the wife and son pay for it.

Hope the above helps for you.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Free Software

Reference: Personal Money.


Spybot..- use this before when in LKK, I think..

Avira - my old PC now arm with this weapon..umbrella brand..

Zone Alarm, not seem to be free..

Peer Gurdian..from Phoenix Labs..never heard also..


IMGBurn..for burning DVD, CD Nero, but is claim to be far I am still fine with Nero..


this is a piece of work to get into your system and know what are you using..see below..


  • Name and number.

  • Core stepping and process.

  • Package.

  • Core voltage.

  • Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.

  • Supported instructions sets.

  • Cache information.


  • Vendor, model and revision.

  • BIOS model and date.

  • Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.

  • Graphic interface.

Flashget...use this before, not bad, quite light compare to bitcomet etc..

Portable Apps...sound interesting..can put all ur application in thumb is open source, hence OpenOffice is in there..

application in it as below..basically all the free stuff from internet..

Gimp..said to be the photoshop.. tv over the net..


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Life in Australia

Out of suddent I got this booklet, I also cannot remember I registered or submit any application for DIAC..but I definitely not submitted my visa application yet, as of I am now in the midst of ACS application..anyway nice reading this book and got some information as try to consolidate some of the information and links..


also ask to read the Beginning a Life in Australia from DIAC..

equal worth, dignity and freedon..humanright..

Australia statistics..

can find some funny information such as below..

this is a good comparison..see malaysia is very young 26 years old..whereas austrlia is at 38 median age..

Australia is aging..median age swift from 30 to 40..

Australia government..

Australia culture..

I wonder I need read this site, foreign affair, it sound very political..

Need to know how to sing national anthem I think at least to be the PR..

Do I need to talk to Prime Minister??

want to know is Melbourne is snowing now?? check out the bom..

go green..environment..

try to find something here, but failed..

can read about some history here..

want to do more read..go to the national library then..

look at this, manage to find SAP version 1.0, I did not SAP also got version 1.0, when I started it is already version 3.0..

let go and have a beer..

take a break and be a volunteer..

no more dcita, change to dbcde..very up to date name, broadband...

might be useful if have kids..

Now come to getting the job to survive..

Jobsearch..try to find SAP job, return zero...

another one difficult to search for job here, better go to jobserve..or seek..

after work too hard need to pay tax..

recession, jobless, need help..go here..

Need help for the family go here..

got sick..go to medicare for free..