Saturday, 25 February 2012

I Don't Have Enough Time To.....



Those who are following my Facebook status for the past few months probably know what's the thing I post the most in Facebook right?

TIME'S FAST!

I post it so frequently! It's almost, once for every two days.

Perhaps, some of my friends may start saying, "Not again?! Doesn't this fellow feel tired of posting the same thing again and again?"

Haha, I guess I will continue posting it until the day I stop working.

Don't you think time's fast?

After I started my working life, I am insufficient of time. We have 24 hours a day. 7 hours will be used for sleep. Then 9 hours will be used for working. So, how much time remaining? It's just 8 hours.

8 hours per day isn't really little. But, if you have a lot of things you wish to do, it's completely insufficient for you!

After I start working....

I don't have enough time to read books.
I don't have enough time to do my investment research.
I don't have enough time to on phone with my girl friend.
I don't have enough time to have meals with my friends.
I don't have enough time to try something new.
I don't have enough time to read news.
I don't have enough time to play badminton.
I don't have enough time to online.
I don't have enough time to watch movies.
I don't have enough time to discuss things with others in forum.

And.....

I don't have enough time to blog and to read people's blog.

Time's insufficient and TIME'S FAST!

Anyway, Happy Weekend to all!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Birthday Gifts From Jusco

Few weeks ago, around my birthday, I received an SMS from Jusco. It was a message wishing me Happy Birthday and informing me to redeem a birthday card and some gift coupons from J-card counter.

Yesterday, I went Queensbay Mall, and I redeemed the birthday card and coupons. There are 16 coupons in total.







Among all the coupons, the TGV buy 1 free 1 coupon attracts me the most! Haha. Going to watch movie with Henry tomorrow.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Declares 6% Dividend For Year 2011



This is going to be something that a lot of workers want to listen too.

E.P.F. declares dividend today. The dividend is going to be 6%. It's a good news I guess. It's the highest dividend since year 2001. So, it can be say as quite a nice one.

Here is the dividends declared for the past 40 years.

Year

Dividend (%)


Year

Dividend (%)

1971

5.8


1991

8.00

1972

5.85


1992

8.00

1973

5.85


1993

8.00

1974

6.60


1994

8.00

1975

6.60


1995

7.50

1976

7.00


1996

7.70

1977

7.00


1997

6.70

1978

7.00


1998

6.70

1979

7.25


1999

6.84

1980

8.00


2000

6.00

1981

8.00


2001

5.00

1982

8.00


2002

4.25

1983

8.50


2003

4.50

1984

8.50


2004

4.75

1985

8.50


2005

5.00

1986

8.50


2006

5.15

1987

8.00


2007

5.80

1988

8.00


2008

4.50

1989

8.00


2009

5.65

1990

8.00


2010

5.80


We could see that the dividends for 1980s until the beginning of 1990s is 8% to 8.50%. I wonder will I have the chance to get such a high dividend again in future. I hope so.

Cheers!



Tuesday, 14 February 2012

2012 Thomas and Uber Cup Preliminaries

There are a lot of top tournaments this year.....

Olympic Games....

Euro 2012.....

And don't forget, there are Thomas Cup and Uber Cup too.



2012 Thomas and Uber Cup preliminaries round has started. As a nation famous with badminton, Malaysia are playing too.

Today, Malaysia Thomas Cup team defeated Hong Kong by 3-2.

Lee Chong Wei defeated Wong Wing Ki 21-18, 22-20
Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong defeated Lo Lok kei/Leung Yiu Chun 21-9, 21-14
Hafiz Hashim lost to Hu Yun 20-22, 18-21
Lim Khim Wah/ Goh V Shem defeated Wong Wai Hong/ Lee Chun Hei 21-14, 21-16
Darren Liew lost to Chan Yan Kit 21-17, 16-21, 19-21

With this wining, Malaysia successfully stepped into the next round in Thomas Cup.

On the other hand, Malaysia Uber Cup Team defeated India with 3-2.

Tee Jing Yi lost to Saina Lehwal 17-21, 16-21
Chin Eei Hui/ Wong Pei Tty defeated Jwala Gutta/ Ashwini Ponnappa 21-12, 21-16
Lydia Chea lost to Sindhu P.V. 21-16, 13-21, 9-21
Goh Liu Ying/ Vivian Hoo defeated Prajakta Sawant/ Pradnya Gadre 21-17, 21-17
Yang Li Lian defeated Sayali Gokhale 11-21, 21-15, 22-20

Applause has to be given to Yang Li Lian. After lost the first set with 11-21, she managed to fight back at the second set. In the third set, she was once losing with 2-11. I thought the chance to win the game is very tiny. But, she created the wonderful story! She defeated the opponent at the end with 22-20!

After getting this win, Malaysia has obtain the 'half ticket' to Uber Cup next stage. Unless India defeat China tomorrow, or else, Malaysia will be stepping into the Uber Cup for next round.

All the best to Malaysia Thomas and Uber Cup in the final round!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Midnight Duck Rice At Ayer Itam

It have been a long time.....

A very long time......

I have been saying for a long time that I want to eat the famous duck rice in Ayer Itam! I did actually go there for few times. Unfortunately, it was closed every time I went.

On Chap Goh Meh, I went Strait Quay with Henry, Applefish and her boy friend to see the ceremony of 'throwing orange'. After dismiss, Henry and I went there to have a try on the duck rice.



Yeah! Finally I made it!

Finally I had the chance to try the famous duck rice!



Besides duck meat, it also consists of pork, intestines, egg and 'Tau Gua'. It cost us RM4 for the small ones and RM5 for the big ones.

It satisfied me. I like the taste. But sadly, I couldn't have chance to eat it always.

You know why? Because it will be sold only at midnight! I rarely go out at night, so I don't really have chance to eat it always. The stall opens at 11pm if I am not wrong. So, if you want to try it, you have to go out at night.

Opps, I forgot to mention the venue.

Well, its location is very easy to be recognized. It locates opposite the Ayer Itam's Laksa and Ayer Itam market.

Does the duck rice makes your saliva to flow out? Want to try it now?

Thanks to Henry too, for taking the photos. I not managed to take the photo that day as my batteries were exhausted after taking photo at Strait Quay.
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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Western Food At Mr. Pot Cafe, Gurney Drive

I bought Mr. Pot's coupons from Living Social (formerly known as Everyday) about 2 months ago. I bought 5 coupons. It cost me RM14.60 for one coupon. Each coupon will be served with two sets of western food (without drinks). The normal price is at around RM13.50 to RM13.90. So, buying from Living Social (formerly known as Everyday) saved me around 50%.

Today, I went there with my friends. So I used up 2 coupons for that.


Mr. Pot Chicken Chop


English Fish & Chips


Cheesy Chicken Cutlet

As the coupons didn't come with drinks. We have to order drinks. I have forgotten the price of the drinks (so forgetful ya). But the drink we ordered, I think is around RM3 to RM5 (but I am not too sure).



It has been long time I didn't eat western food. So, I also don't know whether it's delicious or not. But for me, it's not bad. Among the three types of western food, the Cheesy Chicken Cutlet looks like more delicious.



Mr. Pot Café
124C, Gurney Drive,
10350 Georgetown, Penang.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Daily Planet: The Listed Brothel In Stock Exchange

There is something surprised me in newspaper while I was reading it. The news was talking about an interesting company, the Daily Planet. Daily Planet is operating brothel business or some say hotel for prostitution.


photo's source: wikipedia
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What it surprised me is, it's actually a listed company in Australia's Stock Exchange. It was listed in year 2003. It then won Australian Adult Industry Award for "Best Brothel Overall" in the years 2004-2008.

A company who is running prostitution business can even become a listed company! I am a little bit couldn't believe on it. But, it's a fact.

Well, as it's a listed company, it gets my attention to look for its annual report.

After searching, yeah, I got it. But I am not sure whether I get the right company or not. The company listed is Planet Platinum Limited. (click here for its annual report for financial year 2010)

The company's reported $5.4 millions revenue with $1.6 millions profit in financial year 2010. The company's net assets stood at $11.5 million with $18.7 millions assets and $7.2 millions liabilities.

This company is really surprised me a lot! I really extremely hardly believe of it when I first read the news.

Check out more about the company at their sites: Planet Platinum , Daily Planet

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Chap Goh Meh At Strait Quay

Chinese New Year celebration has officially over. How's your celebration? Do you get enough ang pow? Haha.

Chinese New Year celebration ends with Chap Goh Meh, or Chinese Valentine's Day.

Chap Goh Meh is a day where the females will be throwing oranges into the river while the males collecting it.

Well, although I have been living in this world for 24 years, it's my first time to see the ceremony of throwing oranges.

I went Strait Quay with Henry and Applefish to see the ceremony.







Well, it's quite crowded and hot!! No much photos I managed to take on that night as my camera isn't good. Anyway, you may go My Blog, My Way to see some photos.

And the good thing is....



I managed to take a photo with Chai Shen Ye! Thanks to Henry on helping me to take the photo!

Wohoo! Hope I can get more money this year. Hope I can generate a good return from my investment.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Happy Birthday To LuPorTi

Happy Chap Goh Meh to all!

And, today is my big day! It's my birthday! I am officially 24 years old. I am getting old already. This year, my birthday wish is simple: to complete my resolution 2012 which I have set. Hope I really make it.

I slept at 1 a.m. to wait the clock to tick on the number of 12 to welcome my birthday. Once it passes 12 o'clock, I received a lot of wishes in Facebook. Even this morning, after waking, I noticed my Facebook wall was full of birthday wishes. I spent some time to thank to all the people who had been wishing me.






The world is changing right? Do you remember? When we were small, we used to sending birthday cards to people to wish them Happy Birthday? I wonder how many people are still doing that always.

1990s: Birthday cards
2000s: SMS
2010s: Facebook
2020s: ?????

Let's guess what will be the mediums of wishing birthday in 2020s.

Brain wave?

Haha. We will know about that after 10 years.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

How To Register As Taxpayer Online (e-Daftar)

Two days ago, I have just registered myself as tax payer. As our world is now in ICT era, a lot of things can be done through online. I registered myself through online.

Want to know how to register? Here are the steps.

1. Go www.hasil.org.my.

2. Click 'e-Daftar'.



3. Click another 'e-Daftar'.



4. Click 'Borang pendaftaran online'.



5. Fill in the form.



6. After completing the form, click 'Hantar'.



7. After you click 'Hantar', it will ask you to reconfirm your information. And after you confirm it, you will get your application number.

This number is VERY IMPORTANT! Do remember it!




8. You are required to upload a copy of your I.C. (identity card). You may upload it right away, or you may upload it within 14 days after your application. If you want to upload it, click 'Muat Naik Disini'.



9. There are some requirements on the photo of your I.C.

(i) only front side is required in which it shows your name and I.C. number clearly
(ii) only .gif file is accepted
(iii) the file size has to be in between 40k and 60k
(iv) file name has to be in alphanumeric only

*it's also better to put the word 'For IRB use only' on the picture for the safety purpose.

When you want to upload, click on 'Choose file' to select your file and follow by clicking 'Muat naik'.



10. You will see 'Dokumen Telah Diterima' after your upload is completed.



That's all. Then you can wait for confirmation from IRB (Inland Revenue Board).