Sunday, August 31, 2008


A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question.
The driver screamed, lost
control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and
stopped centimeters from a shop window.

For a second everything went quiet in the cab, and then the driver said:
"Look mate, don't ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!".

The passenger apologized and said, "I didn't realize that a little tap would

scare you so much."

The driver replied, "Sorry, it's not really your fault. Today is my first
day as a cab driver - I've been driving a van carrying dead Bodies for the
last 25 years

Saturday, August 30, 2008

IQ Test (Question)

Next week you will have the answer.


This is pretty good info. Never even thought about key cards containing anything other than an access code for the room!


Ever wonder what is on your magnetic key card?

a. Customer's name
b. Customer's partial home address
c. Hotel room number
d. Check-in date and out dates
e. 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) 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 the 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.

Information courtesy of: Pasadena Police Department

Friday, August 29, 2008

CCM ... Aug 2008

Compound fertiliser and pharmaceutical product manufacturer Chemical Co of Malaysia Bhd (CCM) said it may have to push back its RM2 billion revenue target to 2010.

They missed the target which was supposed to be made this year (2008). They have a turnover of about RM1 billion. CCM has set aggressive targets of growing its turnover from about RM700 million in 2004 to RM1.4 billion last year (2007) and doubling its pre-tax margin within the three-year period.

They want to increase the market for its products, both domestic and globally, and to do that, we have to ensure that our products and processes conform with the halal requirements. CCM intends to leverage on its halal certification to increase pharmaceutical, fertiliser and chemical sales to the global consumer markets to 40 per cent in two years from 20 per cent at present.
The fertiliser division, which contributes half of the group's revenue, is expected to remain strong with the country's focus on agriculture. Its pharmaceutical division is Malaysia's largest manufacturer of health supplements and medicine.

CCM has a strong presence in the region with offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. It is also exploring opportunities in central Europe, Central Asia and the south Pacific.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

KHIND ... Aug 2008

KHIND Holdings Bhd, a provider of home electrical and electronic appliances, saw its pre-tax profit for the half year ended June 30, 2008, surge 129 per cent to RM3.107 million from RM1.357 million previously.

Its turnover rose to RM86.269 million from RM67.977 million previously.

Khind’s export sales also registered commendable growth. For the half year, export revenue came in at RM25.84 million compared to RM20.62 million for the same period last year (2007). The Singapore and Dubai markets helped contribute to the better export performance.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

AL-'AQAR KPJ REIT ... Aug 2008

The world's first Islamic heathcare property trust plans to inject nine more properties into the trust, raising its asset size to just over RM1 billion by year-end (2008) from RM651 million now (Aug 2008).

Of the nine properties, it will buy six hospital buildings and one nursing college from KPJ Healthcare Bhd for RM305.9 million. The remaining two properties it plans to buy are a hotel and office tower, Hotel Selesa and Metropolis Tower, which company officials said will be complementary to the healthcare tourism industry.

If regulators approve the deal, it will be the first time in the world that a hotel is included in an Islamic REIT. Under syariah guidelines, hotels cannot be included. The hotel is well-positioned to benefit from health tourism sector growth and its operations are in accordance with syariah principles. The REIT's syariah committee had approved the proposed purchase.

Some RM392.9 million will go towards the purchase of the nine new assets. This will be satisfied by RM249 million cash and the issuance of 151.4 million new REIT units at 95 sen each.

KPJ will use funds from the sale to Al-'Aqar to build and acquire more hospitals, as well as reduce borrowings. They have RM200 million to RM300 million available to build and acquire hospitals, and we can also raise more cash by reducing our stake in the REIT," Muhammad Ali told reporters at a briefing yesterday.

For now (Aug 2008), KPJ to maintain a stake of about 49 per cent in the REIT.

KPJ owns or manages 18 hospitals in Malaysia and six overseas. Hospitals overseas may later be injected to the REIT, but "not at this juncture". The seven buildings that KPJ is selling to the REIT are the Seremban Specialist Hospital, Taiping Medical Centre, Kota Kinabalu Specialist Hospital, Bukit Mertajam Specialist Hospital, KPJ Tawakal Specialist Hospital new building, KPJ Penang Specialist Hospital and PNC International College of Nursing and Health Science.

This will be the third injection of properties into the REIT and it is expected to be completed by year-end (2008).

The KPJ board also approved expansion plans for the Nilai college, where it recently bought a nine-hectare piece of land. For the first phase, KPJ will spend RM22 million to build facilities to accommodate up to 3,000 students from 1,200 currently.








「兵」對「丘」說:「兄弟,踩上地雷了吧,兩腿咋都沒了? 」










Tuesday, August 26, 2008

GPacket ... Aug 2008

Green Packet Bhd will spend up to RM1bil for the development of WiMAX infrastructure over the next four to five years.

The group had spent RM300mil for the deployment of WiMAX technology. The company, through subsidiary Packet One Networks (M) Sdn Bhd (P1), is the first to commercially deploy WiMAX technology in the country as well as in the Asia-Pacific region.

The first phase of the WiMAX service would cover 25% of the population, the second a further 15% and the third phase, another 25% of the population. The group needed to continue to spend on infrastructure as it was committed to covering 65% of the population.

The group did not expect to break even immediately and how fast it would recoup its investment would also depend on the average revenue per user.

Monday, August 25, 2008

UNICO ... Aug 2008

Unico Holdings has proposed a capital reduction exercise followed by the distribution of Unico-Desa shares to its 22,200 shareholders on the basis of 2,560 Unico-Desa 25-sen shares for every 1,000 Unico Holdings RM1 shares held.

The scheme was denounced by former Unico Holdings director Tan Kai Hee, who claimed the proposed capital reduction and distribution of Unico-Desa shares was detrimental to the interests of minority shareholders. Small shareholders could gain more from an en bloc sale to a major buyer instead of receiving the distributed shares.

However, key leaders of Unico Holdings replied that the proposal would allow Unico Holdings shareholders to cash out after holding the unlisted shares for more than 20 years.

The SC is actively reviewing complaints from minority shareholders of Unico Holdings Bhd on the proposed capital reduction and distribution of Unico-Desa Plantations Bhd shares. The SC has received complaints from minority shareholders of Unico Holdings in relation to its 29% interest in Unico-Desa and is actively reviewing the matter.

While shareholder disputes must be resolved in accordance with the law, the SC will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action if there is a breach of securities laws. There are relevant provisions in the securities laws for the protection of minority shareholders.

The Unico Holdings board has since been embroiled in a bitter tussle with Tan, forcing the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia president Tan Sri William Chen to intervene but all efforts failed.

Tan was granted a High Court injunction to stop Unico Holdings from holding an EGM to pass a resolution on the capital reduction exercise. The company’s AGM, however, proceeded as planned on Aug 6 2008. The minority shareholders were hopeful that all issues could be resolved before the Unico-Desa AGM on Aug 28 2008.

The rationale for the company’s decision to venture into the credit and leasing business would also be raised at the AGM.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly.

You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately. Let's find out just how clever you really are.
下列有4 個問題及一個加分題,你必須立刻回答,不能花時間慢慢想,讓我們看看你有多聰明。

Ready? GO!!! (scroll down)

First Question: 第一題 :
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second place person. What position are you in?
你參加賽跑,追過第2 名,你是第幾名?

Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are wrong! If you overtake the second place person, and you take their place, you are second!
解答: 如果你的回答是第 1名,你就錯了!你如果追過第 2名,你只是取代那人的位置,你是第 2名。

To answer the second question, don't take as much time as you took for the first question. 回答第2題,你不能使用與回答第 1題相同的時間。
Second Question第二題 :
If you are in a race, and you overtake the last person, then you are?

Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST person?! You're not having a good time at this! Are you?
解答:如果你的回答是倒數第 2名,你又錯了!告訴我,你怎能追過最後一名?顯然你並未樂在其中!

Very tricky maths! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.
Third Question: 第三題
Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. now add 10.
What is the total?
以1000 加上40,再加 1000 ,再加30,再加 1000,現在加上20,再加一次 1000,現在加上10,總數是什麼?

Answer: Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100. Don't believe it? Check with your calculator!
解答:得到 5000是嗎?正確答案是4100,不要相信,用計算機查證吧!

Today is definitely not your day. Maybe you will get the last question right?
Fourth Question:第四題
Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?
Mary的父親有 5個女兒,第 1個女兒 Nana, 第 2個女兒 Nene, 第3個女兒 Nini, 第 4個女兒 Nono,第 5個女兒的名字是什麼?

Answer: Nunu? NO! Of course not. Her name is Mary. Read the question again!
解答: 答案是 Nunu嗎?不!絕對不是,她的名字是 Mary,請再讀一次問題!

Okay, now the bonus round. You can partially redeem yourself with this one!!!!!

Bonus Question加分題 :
There is a mute person who wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one's teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done. Now if there is a blind man who wishes to buy a pair of sunglasses, how should he express himself?

Answer: He just has to open his mouth and ask. He's blind, not mute - so simple.
解答: 他只要張開嘴問即可。他是瞎子,不是啞巴。就這麼簡單!

Saturday, August 23, 2008


有一天搭乘电梯,就遇上了电梯突然断电,虽然紧急供电系统几秒后就开始作用,可是电梯还是从13楼迅速往下墬。还好当时记起曾经看过电视教的,赶快把每一层楼的按键都按下,好在电梯在五楼终于停止了 ,..真的有检回一条命的感觉!

当你面临生死一线间时,当下的你所做的每一个动作将决定你的生死与否。生活中,难免会坐到电梯,但是!万一遇到电梯发生事故,迅速往下坠落时,你可能只有一个念头「站在电梯里等死吧!... 」

可是今天..... 我在电视的一个外国频道看到一个非常好的节目。其中,他们还请了专家示范.....


第一、(不论有几层楼) 赶快把每一层楼的按键都按下。


第一点是当紧急电源启动时,电梯可以马上停止继续下坠 .
第三点是为了要运用电梯墙壁作为脊椎的防护 .

只是我觉得很重要想让大家都知道,以防万一 .

Friday, August 22, 2008










Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sealink ... Aug 2008

Integrated oil and gas service provider Sealink International Bhd said it had secured contracts for three offshore vessels for the third quarter of 2008.
Its wholly-owned Sealink Engineering and Slipway Sdn Bhd and Sealink Shipyard Sdn Bhd had signed contracts for the sale of three offshore vessels – two multi purpose vessels (MPV) and one anchor handling tug (AHT) as well as a long-term charter for a utility vessel (UV). Another wholly-owned subsidiary, Pacific Sdn Bhd had secured a long-term charter for the UV to be delivered in the next one week, it said.

The contracts valued at approximately RM138 million (excluding the extension period) are expected to contribute positively to the earnings and net assets of Sealink for the financial year ending Dec 31, 2008, and beyond.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

IPO: Vastalux Energy

An oil and gas services provider. Its main customers include Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, Murphy Sarawak Oil Company Ltd and Malaysian Refining Company Sdn Bhd.

Its competitive advantages lay with its strong in-house engineering skills, ownership of three fabrication yards and a marine vessel, and experienced workers.

The company plans to spend around RM6.5 million to construct a new onshore fabrication yard in Tanjung Kalong, Terengganu. It is also eyeing two more offshore support vessels.

It will also use the proceeds to repay loans and for working capital.

Its secured order book stands at RM900 million (with 40% completed) that will last for another two years. Vastalux is also bidding for contracts totalling RM775 million, including three oil and gas plant work and maintenance projects worth RM103 million from Malaysian Refining Company.

Time conversion.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Redtone ... Aug 2008

Hotgate Technology Inc, a software developer, expects to make a net profit of US$15 million (RM49.6 million) in fiscal 2009 as it expands in the region. The company, a unit of REDtone International Bhd, specialises in software for the hospitality sector. Its products help hotels to handle billings and pay-per-view offers, among others.

Hotgate expects to make a revenue of US$100 million (RM331 million) for the year ended May 31 2009. It has made inroads into China and aims to enter India as well. It is also targeting Thailand, the Middle East, Vietnam and the Philippines by May 2011.

Hotgate Inc, listed on the Over-The-Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) in the US, is 65 per cent owned by Hotgate Holdings Inc. REDtone holds 30 per cent of Hotgate Holdings.

Hotgate Malaysia, established in April 2008, is expected to post a revenue of US$15 million by May 2009. Its customers include among others Kenny Rogers, Starbucks, St Regis Hotel, Holiday Villa, Eastin Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ta Ann ... Aug 2008

Ta Ann Holdings Bhd plans to ride on the recovery of plywood prices by diversifying into new markets in Europe and the Middle East this year (2008), while reducing its traditional exports to Japan. Japan currently represents about 97% of Ta Ann's total exports.

The rationale for the diversification was due to Ta Ann's bad experience following the collapse of the Japanese housing starts in 2006-2007 when changes in regulations had resulted in the lack of new housing development in the country.

Ta Ann would continue to export to Japan but at a lesser volume as the country was still the biggest market for Malaysia's timber sector.

On Ta Ann's joint venture with Sarawak's Land Custody Development Authority for paddy cultivation, the group was waiting for the approval from the relevant authorities. Ideally, the group would be looking at cultivating about 4,000ha for paddy and to operate a rice mill. The Sarawak state government recently said it has allocated 12.3 million ha of land to be transformed into the country's next rice bowl state.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Ringgit Fell Below RM3.30 Against The US Dollar

The ringgit fell below 3.30 against the US dollar for the first time in eight (Aug 2008) months, pressured by foreign sell down on local stocks and bonds.

Economists expected further pressure on the ringgit, on the increasing likelihood that Bank Negara would keep interest rates at current levels as prices of crude oil and other commodities declined.

The weak ringgit will help local companies boost their export earnings, but make import of food products more expensive.

Bank Negara said (Aug 2008) the country’s foreign exchange reserves at US$125.1bil as at end-July 2008 showed the first monthly decline since August 2007. Late last month (July 2008), the central bank kept interest rates unchanged, despite faster inflation in June 2008.

The weakening equity market is expected to weigh down on investors’ sentiment, and hence lead to either lower inflows or outflows of portfolio investment”. The drop in foreign reserves reflected the large outflow of portfolio investments, which offset the continued inflow of export proceeds. Meanwhile, the foreign sell-off on Bank Negara’s issued papers and Malaysian government securities was evidenced since May 2008.

Industry observers are expecting foreign investors to continue unwinding their holdings in fixed income securities, given the ringgit will likely weaken further on the back of a strengthening US dollar.

Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said the movement of the ringgit reflected the movement of the major currencies. The central bank had seen the US dollar strengthen across the board while other currencies, including the major currencies, depreciated. This is just an international development and will monitor it closely. Any intervention that we undertake is to maintain orderly market conditions. That is their priority. They will not be intervening to affect the underlying trend of the currency.

In recent months (Before Aug 2008), the EU central banks are expecting to raise interest rates, hence saw the euro strengthening. However, since the fallout from the US subprime mortgage crisis had affected the EU economies more than expected, this had limited the EU central banks’ flexibility to increase nterest rates.

The US dollar rose against almost all major currencies on 09th Aug 2008. The euro declined against the greenback for a fourth week on rising prospects the European central bank would keep lending rates as growth slows down in the region.

According to a news report, EU central banks, unlike the Federal Reserve, were slow to respond to a potential slowdown, refusing to cut interest rates as they focused on fighting inflation. The sentiment was that the US economy would again be able to leave the crisis behind very quickly.
Fundamentally, if there was a pullback in the ringgit, Malaysia’s exports should be more competitive. However regionally, the currencies were also weakening against the greenback.

Companies with large borrowings will have to pay more?

Companies with large exposure to US dollar borrowings, including Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and TM International Bhd (TMI), may be the most affected by the strengthening greenback.

As at March 31 2008, TM’s US dollar borrowings totalled RM6.17bil, Tenaga (RM6.03bil) and TMI (RM2.65bil). If the dollar continues to strengthen further, companies with large US dollar borrowings would have to pay more to service their loans.

Exporters and plantation companies are expected to benefit from the ringgit’s recent slide (July – Aug 2008) against the US dollar as it cushions the margin squeeze felt from inflation and falling commodities’ prices.

The ringgit’s weak (Aug 2008) performance has largely been attributed to the US dollar’s gains against major currencies. A slower exports would result in further declines in the ringgit.
The weakened ringgit would be favourable towards plantation companies, such as Sime Darby Bhd, which had seen a downtrend in crude palm oil prices.

Other beneficiaries of the ringgit decline included companies with exposure overseas, especially those in the oil and gas sector which has businesses contracted in US dollars.

At a basic level, exporters would benefit from the ringgit decline but not by very much as margins are already thin due to inflation. Even if goods (sold) are cheaper, overseas demand is lower as a result of a slowdown in the European Union, China, and the US. So, the weaker ringgit may not help improve volume significantly. The setback in the local currency would, however, paint a slightly better picture for the palm oil sector as it helped to stabilise the declining price of the commodity.

Malaysian exporters are susceptible to headwinds and won’t escape the erosion in global demand.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Malaysian Ah Beng

Ah Beng bought a new mobile.
He sent a message to everyone from his Phone Book & said,
'My Mobile No. Has changed. Earlier it was Nokia 3310. Now it is 6610'

Ah Beng: I am a Proud, coz my son is in Medical College.
Friend: Really, what is he studying.
Ah Beng: No, he is not studying, they are studying him.

Ah Beng: Doctor, in my dreams, I play football every night.
DR: Take this tablet, you will be ok.
Ah Beng: Can I take tomorrow, tonight is final game.

Ah Beng: If I die, will u remarry?
Wife: No! I'll stay with my sister. But if I die will u remarry?
Ah Beng: No, I'll also stay with your sister.

Ah Beng: People consider me as a 'GOD'
Wife: How do you know??
Ah Beng: When I went to the Park today, everybody said,
Oh GOD! U have come again.

Ah Beng complained to the police: 'Sir, all items are missing,
except the TV in my house.'
Police: 'How the thief did not take TV?'
Ah Beng: 'I was watching TV news...'

Ah Beng comes back 2 his car & find a note saying 'Parking Fine'
He Writes a note and sticks it to a pole 'Thanks for compliment.'

How do you recognize Ah Beng in School?
He is the one who erases the notes from the book when the teacher erases
the board.

Once Ah Beng was walking he had a glove on one hand and not on other.
So the man asked him why he did so. He replied that the weather forecast
announced that on one hand it would be cold and on the other hand it would
be hot.

Ah Beng in a bar and his cellular phone rings. He picks it up and
Says 'Hello, how did you know I was here?'

Ah Beng: Why are all these people running?
Man - This is a race, the winner will get the cup
Ah Beng - If only the winner will get the cup, why others running?

Teacher: 'I killed a person' convert this sentence into future tense
Ah Beng: The future tense is 'u will go to jail'

Ah Beng told his servant: 'Go and water the plants!'
Servant: 'It's already raining.'
Ah Beng: 'So what? Take an umbrella and go.'

A man asked Ah Beng why Ahmad Badawi goes walking in the Evening and not
in the morning. Ah Beng replied Ahmad Badawi is PM not AM

Friday, August 15, 2008


One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live

They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son

How was the trip?

It was great, Dad.

Did you see how poor people live? the father asked.

Oh yeah, said the son.

So, tell me, what you learned from the trip? asked the father.

The son answered:
I saw that we have one dog and they had four.

We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end……

We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond …

We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs.

We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them

The boy's father was speechless

Then his son added, Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are Isn't perspective a wonderful thing?

Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have

Appreciate every single thing you have!

SAAG ... Aug 2008

SAAG, an oil and gas (O&G) engineering player, expects to know the outcome of its bid for contracts worth RM350mil in the next two months (Sept – Oct 2008).

The group would get the award result for a RM200mil project in India by end of this month (Aug 2008). The award result for a local contract worth RM150mil will be announced in October 2008. The contracts are for the servicing of platform rigs and drilling equipment in mostly O&G upstream activities.

Going forward … The group was preparing to tender for another Indian job worth RM300mil by year-end, also for similar services.

On its current RM700mil order book, the contracts would last until early 2012.
Major current contracts include the supply of work-over rigs, telecommunication towers, sewerage projects and the supply of tankers.

On its delayed Labuan Shipyard Engineering Sdn Bhd joint venture deal, it would be concluded in a month or two (Sept – Oct 2008). The delay was deliberate as they need time to re-evaluate the viability of the project, But, all the details have been ironed out and they are currently finalising the contracts with our Iran counterpart for the supply of rigs.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Clever Boy

A first-grade teacher, Ms Anna (Age 22) was having trouble with one of her students.

The teacher asked the boy, 'what is your problem?'

The boy answered, 'I'm too smart for the first-grade. My sister is in the third-grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the third-grade too!' Ms Anna had enough. She took the boy to the principal's office. While the boy waited at the reception of the office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was.

The principal told Ms Anna he would give the boy a test and if he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the first-grade and behave.

The boy was brought in and the conditions were explained to him and he agreed to take the test.

Principal: 'What is 3 x 3?' Boy:

Principal: 'What is 6 x 6?' Boy:

So it went with every question the principal thought a third-grade should know The principal looks at Ms Anna and tells her, 'I think Boy can go to the third-grade. '

Ms Anna says to the principal, 'I have some of my own questions, can I ask him?' The principal and Boy both agree.

Ms Anna asks, 'What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?

Boy: after a moment 'Legs.'

Ms Anna: 'What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?'

Boy: 'Pockets.'

Ms Anna: 'What starts with a C and ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious and contains thin whitish liquid'?

Boy: 'Coconut'.

Ms Anna: 'What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky'?

The principal's eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer, the boy was taking charge.

Boy: 'Bubblegum'.

Ms Anna: 'What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down and a dog does on three legs'?

The principal's eyes open really wide again and before he could stop the answer..

Boy: 'Shake hands'.

Ms Anna: 'Now, I will ask some who am I sort of questions, ok?'

Boy: 'Yep.'

Ms Anna: 'You stick your poles inside me. You tie me down to get me up. I get wet before you do.'

Boy: 'A tent'.

Ms Anna: A finger goes in me. You fiddle with me when you're bored. The best man always has me first.

The Principal was looking restless and a bit tense
He took one large Vodka peg.

Boy: 'Wedding Ring'

Ms Anna: I come in many sizes. When I'm not well, I drip. When you blow me, you feel good.

Boy: Nose.

Ms Anna: I have a stiff shaft. My tip penetrates. I come with a quiver.

Boy: Arrow.

Ms Anna: What word starts with a 'F' and ends in 'K' that means lot of heat and excitement?

Boy: Firetruck.

Ms Anna: What word starts with a 'F' and ends in 'K' & if you don't get it you have to use your hand.

Boy: Fork.

Ms Anna: What is it that all men have one of, it's longer on some men than on others, the pope does not use his, and a man gives it to his wife after they are married?

Boy: Surname.

Ms Anna: What part of the man has no bones but has muscles, lots of veins and loves pumping?

Boy: 'Heart'.

The principal breathed a sigh of relief and said to the teacher:
'Send this boy to Stanford University; I myself got all the answers wrong'.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Why we send/forward


“You're dealing with a lot of silly people in the marketplace ; it's like a great big casino and everyone else is boozing .If you can stick with Pepsi,you should be OK.


“Buy into a company because you want to own it, not because you want the stock to go up.


“Have faith in your own judgment or your adviser's. Don't be swayed by every opinion you hear and every suggestion you read.


“Stick with what you know, don't get too fancy.


“Draw a circle around the businesses you understand and then eliminate those that fail to qualify on the basis of value, good management and limited exposure to hard times.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

JF Tech ... August 2008

It expects more than 30% of its overall revenue in its financial year ending June 30, 2010 (FY10), to come from its new production lines in Kota Damansara, which is expected to be operational by the third quarter of FY09.

The test probes and test sockets maker aimed to enhance competitive advantage by including products such as pogo pins, which would also see the company tapping into wafer level test evaluation and substrate test market.

Test probes, which range from very simple, rugged devices to complex probes that are sophisticated, expensive, and fragile, are physical devices used to connect electronic test equipment to the device under test (DUT). Compared to semiconductor equipment makers, test probe producers are less susceptible to fluctuations in industry cycles as they are regarded as staple consumables needed to test the performance of integrated chips before the chips are assembled into electronic products.

As for the local test probe market, Foong said there was a huge untapped market potential for JF Tech, which currently commands a 7% market share while imports dominated with more than 90%. It has been reported that JF Tech expects its market share to cross 10% by the end of next year.

JF Tech was also currently in the process of applying for another new patent for its W-Series test probe and expected to roll out the newly-patented products by September this year. To date, it had already filed for a patent for its Lasak pin in Malaysia, China, the Philippines and the US.

On its dependence on SRM Integration (M) Sdn Bhd as its single largest client … 65% currently.

Good One To Laugh

1. A FOOLish man tells a woman to STOP talking, but a WISE man tells her that she
looks extremely BEAUTIFUL when her LIPS are CLOSED.

2. One GOOD way to REDUCE Alcohol consumption :
Before Marriage - Drink whenever you are SAD,
After Marriage - Drink whenever you are HAPPY

3. Three FASTEST means of Communication :
1. Tele-Phone
2. Tele-Vision
3. Tell to Woman
Need still FASTER - Tell her NOT to tell ANY ONE.

4. Love your friends not their sisters. Love your sisters not their friends.

5. A man got 2 wishes from GOD. He asked for the Best wine and Best Woman.
Next moment, he had the Best Wine and Mother Teresa next to him.

6. What is a BEST and WORST news you can hear at the SAME time ?
It is when your Girl Friend says YOU are the BEST KISSER among all your Friends.

7. Let us be generous like this : Four Ants are moving through a forest.
They see an ELEPHANT coming towards them. Ant 1 says : we should KILL him.
Ant 2 says : No, Let us break his Leg alone. Ant 3 says : No, we will just
throw him away from our path.
Ant 4 says : No, we will LEAVE him because he is ALONE and we are FOUR.

8. If you do NOT have a Girl Friend - You are missing SOME thing in your life.
If you HAVE a Girl Friend - You are missing EVERY thing in your life.

9. Question : When do you CONGRATULATE someone for their MISTAKE.
Answer : On their MARRIAGE.

10. When your LIFE is in DARKNESS, PRAY GOD and ask him to free you from Darkness.
Even after you pray, if U R still in Darkness - Please PAY the ELECTRICITY

11. Why Government do NOT allow a Man to MARRY 2 Women.
Because per Constitution, you can NOT PUNISH TWICE for the same Mistake.

12. "A Ship is always safe at the shore - but that is NOT what it is built for" -
Albert Einstein

Keywest...Aug 2008

Telecommunications services provider Key West Global Telecommunications Bhd is banking on its upcoming new economy products to take it to the next level. It will launch four new economy products, two for its retail arm and two for its wholesale arm, by the end of the year.

It would take two to three years to see growth coming from the new economy products. New economy products are web-enabled multi-media telecommunications product and services.

It has proposed a corporate restructuring exercise that will see the demerger of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Telecom Inc (TTI), on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Venture Exchange, a public venture-capital market tailored for emerging companies.

TTI group’s main activity is in the retailing of long-distance telecommunications services in Canada. Yong said in Malaysia, the price earnings ratio for a comparable company was at 12 times whereas in Canada, its retail business would be valued at 37 times.

Financial Results …

For its year ended Jan 31, 2008, Key West returned to the black, registering a RM1.86 million net profit compared to a RM643,000 net loss in FY07, despite revenue dropping 20% to RM175.9 million from RM219.6 million.

Out of the revenue achieved in FY08, about 72% of it was derived from the wholesale telco sector while 28% was from the retail sector.

On its subscriber growth, For FY10, the retail business was expected to have 80,000 to 90,000 new subscribers to add to its current 280,000 customers while it expected to add another 50 new subscribers to its 450-base for its traditional business.

Most major telco companies such as Telekom, DiGi and AT&T were its traditional business clients.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Funny Comics

LCD TV vs Astro

My colleague just brought a new Sharp LCD TV recently. After his LCD TV is completely setup and switch on to watch Astro, he notice his LCD TV is damn blur. He was thinking what's going on? What's wrong to the LCD TV? New TV already got problem?
Is this Astro problem? or LCD TV setting problem?

His previous 29" normal TV output is better than the new LCD TV!

I told him, I heard other people also having the same problem, we cannot compare the output quality from the TV showroom. Those showroom LCD TV are playing good quality DVD and it is connected to high density cable, definitely the output are great and attractive.

After some research, he noticed he need to invest on extra Audio/S-Video cable to have higher quality output from Astro.

He went to a chain electrical shop ask for it, and the sales man recommend him Monster Standard® THX-Certified Audio/S-Video Kit, which cost him RM265.

When he connect to his LCD "Baby", he said the Astro output quality only improve 50%. :(

His previous 29" normal TV output is better than the new LCD TV!
Regretted to invest on this new LCD TV. :(

Thursday, August 7, 2008

TSM Global Bhd... Aug 2008

This sound like IBM backup product.

TSM supplies wire harness, automotive accessories, high tension ignition cable sets and PVC wires and cables. Perodua contributes 30%-33% to the group’s revenue. It also supplies its products to Korean makes, including Inokom, and Daihatsu.

Motor vehicle parts maker TSM Global Bhd is cautiously optimistic on its outlook, leveraging on the expected continuing strong demand for Perodua’s Myvi and Viva.

Compact cars like the Myvi and Viva are very much in demand due to the increase in fuel prices, with Myvi having the lead in sales.

TSM had been facing rising production cost due to the increase in raw materials but it had been able to pass through the rising cost to its customer.

Financial Results … TSM posted a nearly fourfold jump in net profit to RM6.93 million in the its first quarter ended April 30, 2008 from RM1.78 million a year earlier, while revenue rose 52% to RM66.81 million from RM44.08 million.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Mutiara Goodyear ... Aug 2008

Mutiara Goodyear Development Bhd is teaming up with Kajang Heights Development Sdn Bhd to undertake a property project with a gross development value of RM430mil.

Under the agreement signed Monday, Mutiara’s unit Regal Form Sdn Bhd would build mixed commercial and residential properties in Kajang on Kajang Height’s land measuring 27.6ha, of which 21.5ha would be for residential houses and the remaining 6.1ha for shoplots.

The project was expected to be completed in five years.

Under the agreement, Kajang Heights would be entitled to RM50mil or 22% of the GDV, whichever was higher, from the project with initial payment of RM6mil. Its entitlement could also be satisfied via unsold units in the project based on the launch price.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

How to recover Windows 2000?

My HP notebook, Compaq nc4400, already starting behave weird for sometime. Sometime I'm not able to shutdown properly, and it force me to shutdown the notebook with power off button.

Last Friday, it happened again, and this time when I tried to startup again, it is booting up with blue screen, unrecognised boot device, and suggested to perform chkdsk /f to check the corrupted file system.

Last time, I likes ERD Commander for the recovery, it is simple and straight forward, unfortunately this utilities only function for IDE disk and not able to recognised SATA disk.

I know another easiest method is to unplug the Harddisk from notebook and plug it into a SATA disk enclosure and perform the chkdsk from another PCs, I'm sure this will work. Unfortunately I only have IDE Harddisk enclosure.

I tried W2K and XP installation disk, unfortunately this CD does not allow me to perform chkdsk after booting up.

Tried to find other recovery utilities, which hopefully can make a bootable CDs to boot up my notebook, then perform the chkdsk/f to fix the problem. Found a few like Utimate Boot CD for Dos and another one UBCD for Windows.

Utimate Bood CD for Dos was good, it can boot up and perform scanning for hardware devices, unfortunately this utilities does not have chkdsk utilities. Tried UBCD for Windows, build of boot this is not straight forward, and it is not for Windows 2000.
I tried to build it with XP, unfortunately my XP SP2 disk is having problem, and I'm not able to proceed further.

Spending too long hours looking for recovery utilities, but not able to get a quick and straight forward one. At the end, I purposely buy a 2.5" 160GB Seagate SATA disk + enclosure, which cost me RM200, it is very cheap now. I pluged the HD into the enclosure and perform the chkdsk/f, the problem immediately fixed.

I have few doubts:-
Why the W2K or XP installation does not provide basic functionality such as chkdsk...
Why out there not much recovery utilities available.....


Friday, August 1, 2008

Najib: Permatang Pauh tough for BN

Barisan Nasional expects a tough time in its bid to defeat Anwar Ibrahim in the forthcoming Permatang Pauh by-election, said Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

"We have to be realistic. Its going to be a tough constituency, but we'll do our best," Najib told a press conference after a function in Kuala Lumpur today.

Najib and Anwar have been involved in a protracted political fued which is bound to heat up as the deputy premier is most likely going to lead Barisan's campaign on the PKR leader's home turf.

Traditionally the deputy premier will head BN's election campaigns in all by-elections.

"Anything can happen in a by-election," said Najib, adding that Anwar had obviously stacked the odds in his favour by contesting in his former constituency.

Both Najib and Anwar are self-declared prime minister hopefuls but both are dogged by criminal allegations - which both typically reject as being political assassinations.

Najib said that Anwar was using the by-election instead of availing other channels to expunge his name from sodomy allegations made by a former aide.

“Anwar has decided to take it to the people (despite) having the opportunity to clear his name using the processes available to him. The accusations were made by his staff and not the government,” he said.

He added that Barisan leadership would be meeting soon to decide on a candidate.

Price drop?

In another development, Najib said that the government may be adjusting fuel retail prices in view of falling world crude oil prices.

“There was discussion about this at the last Cabinet meeting. I was not present. If the trend continues downward, it is only right that it is reflected in the domestic prices,” he said.

He reiterated the government’s position that it wishes to keep fuel prices 30 percent lower than market prices but refused to put a time frame on when a decision can be made.

“We’ll see what is the decision (but) it has to depend on market conditions. Certainly there is a desire for us to reflect the current market situation,” he added.