Monday, November 16, 2009

Cari Makan @ Penang : Zim Sum Tea Garden

Cari Makan @ Penang : Zim Sum Tea Garden


Cari Makan @ Penang : Zim Sum Tea Garden

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 08:00 AM PST

This happened on the day before my friend and I left Penang. We checked out the hotel and discussing what we would like to have for brunch. Since i knew one popular place for dim sum @ Anson road, no far from the hotel... We decided to drop by that place. This was the first time i had dim sum in cafeteria style...


hmmmm... no dim sum tray cruising around the restaurant with some sweet lady voice... "Char Siew Pau, Siew Mai, Har kow, Lo mai kai... " So, you must be thinking it should be much more quiet eh~... You are totally wrong, the place really like a market... People walking and carrying tray to their destination table from the dispenser counter. My friend has offered to get us some food... so i was sitting @ the table alone observing the environment...

Minutes later, my friend came back with a tray of food...

Har Kow

Siew Mai

Yu Kot

Tofu mai

After we finished the first round... it's my turn to get the 2nd round... I went and shop @ each of the dispenser counters to search for my favorite dim sum "Har Kow"... the lady on the counter told me to wait for 15 mins ... so i have no choice but to go around other counters to grab more food... like Egg Tarts ( @Twilight: this egg tarts even way way better than Paparich ), porridge and more siew mai... then went back after 15 mins to collect the "Har Kow"... I took two instead of one.

We finished all the food within 1/2 hours, paid and left the place for Kuala Lumpur... Anyway, the food is quite okie as per said but the price is KL price :(... so it's not really value for money in this environment.

BTW, I never tried other dim sum place in Penang other than Corner Club, Shangri-la and Cititel (yaya, i know what you wanna to say... TZ go to high class dim sum place... errrr, my aunty brought me there)... So, I don't think i could compare this dim sum place with the other three. if any of you have better recommendation... do share with us eh~


nizar Court declares Umno's Kota Siputeh seat vacant

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 08:50 AM PST

UPDATED 10.30PM A fresh election will be held for the Kota Siputeh state seat in Kedah after it was declared vacant by the Kuala Lumpur High Court today.

Kota Siputeh seat declared vacant; court orders fresh election
KUALA LUMPUR ( Nov 16 , 2009) : A fresh election will be held for the Kota Siputeh state seat in Kedah after it was declared vacated by the High Court here today.


Abu Hassan Sarif

Justice Datuk Alizatul Khair Osman Khairuddin ruled that the seat was vacated after incumbent assemblyman Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif absented from two state assembly meetings this year.

Following the High Court decision, Abu Hassan will be barred from attending the State Legislative Assembly sitting tomorrow.

In her decision, Justice Alizatul held that the Election Commission (EC) had acted irrationally and its decision that Abu Hassan was still the assemblyman for Kota Siputeh and the state seat was not vacant, ought to be quashed.

"While I agree that the EC has the power to determine the casual vacancy, I do not think the EC can override the power of the Speaker under Article 51 of the Kedah Constitution," she said in her decision delivered at 5.30pm.

"In my view, Article 51 sets out the conditions which render the seat to be vacant and the first respondent (Abu Hassan) had satisfied the conditions," said Justice Alizatul in allowing the judicial review filed by Kedah Speaker Datuk Dr Abdul Isa Ismail.

Abdul Isa, represented by leading counsel Sulaiman Abdullah, filed the judicial review on Oct 1, after the EC decided that there was no vacancy of the Kota Siputeh seat and that Abu Hassan was still the assemblyman.

Abdul Isa wanted the court to declare that Abu Hassan was no longer the assemblyman following his failure to attend two consecutive sittings of the state assembly on April 19 and Aug 9 this year, and that the seat was vacant.

In his application, Abdul Isa also sought an order for the EC to call for a by-election.

Article 51 of the Kedah State Constitution provides that if any member of the state legislative assembly is absent from the assembly without leave of the Speaker for two consecutive meetings, his seat shall become vacant.

In her decision today, Justice Alizatul said it was not disputed that Abu Hassan did not obtain leave from the Speaker to absent from two consecutive meetings, and had only issued his medical certificate to the Speaker on Aug 10, 2009.

"The Speaker has the power under Article 51 of the Kedah Constitution to grant leave and he did not act unreasonably in rejecting the medical certificate dated Aug 10, 2009 after knowing that the assemblyman had also attended a function on the same day," she said.

Justice Alizatul held that the EC had acted illegally in accepting the medical certificate issued by Abu Hassan as being the reason for his absence.

The EC had also made an irrational decision in deciding that Article 51 could only be invoked after the Speaker referred the matter to the Rights and Privileges Committee, she added.

"There is no mandatory provision imposed on the Speaker to do so because the decision to refer the matter to the committee or not is his discretion since leave matter is not a privilege conferred on an assemblyman," she reasoned.

Justice Alizatul also held that the EC had misconstrued the meaning of "two consecutive meetings" under Article 51 as two meetings of two separate sessions.

"I agreed with the applicant's counsel that the first respondent (Abu Hassan) was absent from two consecutive meetings in one uninterrupted session," she said.

The court today also fixed Friday to hear the EC's application for a stay of the by-election order.

Outside the court, Abu Hassan told reporters that he accepted the decision and would leave it to his counsel, Datuk Hafarizam Harun, to pursue with an appeal to the Court of Appeal.

EC was represented by senior federal counsel Datuk Kamaluddin Md Said. -- BERNAMA


www.iwearyourshirt.com - Man makes $85,000 a year selling ad space on torso - nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 07:59 AM PST

Man makes living by selling the shirt on his back

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A T-shirt a day has kept unemployment at bay for an American man who is making about $85,000 a year by selling advertising space on his torso.

Jason Sadler, 26, a former marketing professional from Florida, founded his own company, www.iwearyourshirt.com, in 2008 with the idea to wear a T-shirt supplied by any company and then use social media tools to promote the firm.

For his human billboard service, Sadler charges the "face value" of the day so January 1 costs $1, while December 31 costs $365.

Sadler said this may not sound like a lot but it adds up to $66,795 a year if he sells out every day, which he did this year. He also sells monthly sponsorships for $1,500, adding another $18,000 to his income.

"I walk around, take photos, wear the shirt all day ... I blog about those photos, I put 'em up on Twitter, I change my Facebook profile ... and then I do a Youtube video," he told Reuters Television.

"I made about $83,000 this year."

The average U.S. wage is about $615 a week or about $32,000 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sadler has already begun filling his 2010 calendar so, in true entrepreneurial fashion, he is expanding services by hiring another individual to wear a shirt a day on the west coast of the United States -- and is doubling his price.

(Reporting by Reuters Television, Editing by Miral Fahmy)


AEROBICS MARATHON

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 07:51 AM PST

The Sarsha Bodyworks Fitness Centre in Kuantan is proud to announce that they'll be organizing an " Aerobics Dance Nonstop" from 2pm-4pm on the 12th December 2009 ( Saturday).
The venue will be at Shahzan Inn Hotel Kuantan.
Closing date: 6th December 2009.

A fee of 50 ringgit will be charged to each participant. The aerobics will comprise those of the Hip Hop, Hi Low Impact, Latino & Zumba.
They have hired a male professional instructor all the way from KL to lead the ladies with their first ever 2 hour non-stop aerobics routine.

Okay..siapa penat boleh relax and slow down and then masuk balik.
I think I'll probably be the first to do that. How did I get coaxed into joining?
Well..these Sarsha girls are like a bunch of nieces to me and I've known them for quite a few years. They are a great joy to be with.
Chatty, friendly and they love to crack lots of jokes!

" Aunty, jomlah join!" and selagi I didn't say yes, one after another will take turns to persuade me in a space of a week.
I was scared. What if I pengsan? Dah tua2 ni manalah daya..
" Ada Red Cross on standby tak?" I teased them..

Well..what the heck..kalau penat slow down. We just want to enjoy and have fun.

If you're interested to join this first ever aerobics event of this kind held in Kuantan,
please sms or contact...
Mona ( my mannequinn-bodied ) instructress..0169221247,
Eira (a very cute lass) ..her number is 0179182216
or Sally ( a pretty young Chinese girl who seldom ponteng the aerobics class).

O Oh..ONLY FOR LADIES okay guys!! THANK YOU!

SHERRY, AHAN...Nak join tak??
First 30 participants signing up will get 'mystery gifts'! I'm out..dah lebih 30 orang.
But..there'll be cash prices of RM 200 for each category of these:
" The most energetic"...kena makan satu tin quaker oats nampak gayanya kalau nak menang!
" The most outstanding"...yelaah..I'll be out standing by the sides half the time agaknya..
Ahhh...yang ni ada chan.." The most sporting".....ahhhhemmm..mana nak cari old lady like me??

I'll post some aerobics class photos tomorrow to spice up this entry alright?? Wait yer..


nizar: Nallakarupan Ordered To Furnish Details To Anwar - nizar nizar nizar nizar

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 07:33 AM PST

November 16, 2009 18:36 PM

Nallakarupan Ordered To Furnish Details To Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- The High Court here today ordered Malaysian Indian United Party (MIUP) president Datuk S. Nallakarupan to furnish details concerning his allegation that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had received RM60 million from him and also from gaming company, Magnum Corporation Bhd.

Judge Datin Zabariah Yusof made the decision after rejecting Nallakaruppan's appeal to overturn an order by the High Court's assistant registrar on Aug 28 granting Anwar's application to get the details.

Zabariah, who made the decision in chambers, ordered Nallakarupan to furnish the details as sought by Anwar, that is who gave the monies, when and where they were given, within 14 days from today.

Bernama was told of this development in the case by counsel S.N.Nair and Wan Anuar Wan Syahadat, who are acting for Anwar.

Nallakarupan, who is represented by counsel S.Murali, was sued by Anwar, who is also Opposition leader and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor, over an article titled "Anwar terima RM60 juta" (Anwar received RM60 million) that was published in the Mingguan Malaysia and Sinar Harian vernacular dailies in August 2008.

Anwar claimed that Nallakarupan had made a false allegation about him by alleging that he received such amounts of money in the article.

Nallakarupan in his statement of defence had claimed that Anwar had indeed received such amounts from him and also from Magnum Corporation.

-- BERNAMA

ACA cleared Anwar over master account allegation made in a statutory declaration by former assistant governor of Bank Negara Datuk Abdul Murad Khalid in 1991. Both Abdul Murad and Nalla are no doubt storyteller extraordinaires!


CORRUPTION – IT GETS BOLDER BY THE DAY

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 05:28 AM PST

If the PKFZ scandal is dubbed the 'mother of all scandals', what then would the electrified double tracking rail track from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh be referred to. Can it be called the 'daughter of all scandals'? And with such massive scandals involving billions of ringgit of public fund, the reported RM500 million commission paid for the purchase of the two French made submarines, is a mere pittance.

And now there is also a memorandum submitted by UMNO Youth Kelantan requesting for the MACC to investigate Kelantan's Menteri Besar, Ustaz Nik Aziz and his son-in-law over a report that they were offered a sponsorship worth RM65,000 each to perform the Haj this year.

Now what is RM65,000 compared to the RM24 million that Khir Toyo supposedly paid to build his palace, and the millions he spend to 'tour the world' with his family and including his maid………..what a lucky maid. And between Ustaz Nik Aziz and Khir Toyo, which one of the two ought to have a higher preference to be investigated first? My read is that Ustaz Nik Aziz surely must have a higher preference over Khir Toyo simply because of Malaysia Boleh.

This Malaysia Boleh slogan seem to be creating wonders, and there can be no denying that Malaysia's lowly placed international rating for corruption is all but true. Just look at the recently released Auditor General's report. Where on earth can a laptop computer be bought for RM24,000 a piece, except in Malaysia. I suppose the laptop has gold trimmings and the screen must be made of crystal.

Now the MACC is reported to have said that they have opened up more than 40 investigation papers based on the Auditor General 2008 report. How many of these papers will be closed, and how many will find its way to the courts is what concerns the general public. Citing numbers of investigation papers alone is not enough to satisfy the public. Mind you, this is public money; not private funding from some billionaires. And what of the Auditor General 2007 report?

Talking about Malaysia Boleh, this slogan has infected some in Mindef as well. I am not just referring to the uniform staffs alone, but the civilian staffs as well. They have to be working in tandem to get things going.

Just look at the comments that I get from my recent write-up on the army's purchase of the 120mm Rifled mortars. There is no hiding the fact that the Evaluation Team recommendation was for the 120mm Smooth Bore mortars; not the Rifled Mortars. Someone must have arbitrarily changed the recommendation of the Evaluation Team to satisfy someone's greed. I would like to suggest that MACC gets down to the bottom of this by looking at the Evaluation Team report, and to also look at the company that was offered the contract and the costs. The market is rife with talks that it was corruption being the primary reason for the change.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION


Equalizer Edward Woodward Dies

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 05:51 AM PST

Edward Woodward, actor of Equalizer, a popular TV series in the 1980s, passed away today in England at age 79. He spoke with an English accent, rightly so since he was a British, in the role as Robert McCall. I used to watch the show but I cannot recall much now except associating his name to the title of the show. Thank you for the entertainment, Mr. Woodward sir. Rest in peace.

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My 2 Favourite Short Films Made From Canon DSLR

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 05:25 AM PST

I have a new interest lately and that is making video. This interest came to me after I've made my very first short film, Don't Eat My Pringles and have been Googling a lot for the techniques and stuff. I don't really have a pro cam, but I do wish to own one and that's why the Canon EOS 7D is in my wishlist now. Canon EOS 5D Mark2 is just way too expensive and it cost almost RM12k while the ONLY option is Canon EOS 7D at around RM6-7k.

That's a good all in one deal with microphone input, photographic lens, 1080p video shooting. If you buy a HD camcorder roughly says RM3k and a static 35mm adapter to use the photographic lens on the camcorder, it will be total almost RM4-5k. I am sounding geeky here, to make it simple, video DSLR is more worthwhile.

And here I want to share 2 short films that I've found in YouTube which made from Canon DSLR.


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nizar: ACA had cleared Anwar of 'RM3 bil bank account' - nizar nizar nizar nizar

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 06:15 AM PST

On Nov 11, 2009, Malaysiakini reported that former ACA director of investigations Abdul Razak Idris told the High Court today he had cleared Anwar Ibrahim of allegations of stashing RM3 billion in foreign accounts and having foreign links to Western interests.

According to Abdul Razak, ACA had investigated the matter following allegations made in a statutory declaration by former assistant governor of Bank Negara Abdul Murad Khalid. The statutory decclaration was signed on Oct 29, 1999 - about one month after Anwar was arrested following his sacking as deputy prime minister in early September that year.

Abdul Razak also
said a team of ACA officers went to Singapore and United Kingdom to meet Murad and several British witnesses but investigations resulted in 'No case' against Anwar. Thus, Abdul Razak concluded that the allegtained in the SD (statutory declaration) were baseless and unsustainable and he consequently ordered that the investigations be closed.


Sibu In The Blue Ocean - Part 14

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 04:54 AM PST




The first Blue Ocean Strategy that Tan Kee Hian raised to spur Sibuians on deeper thinking for the sake of Sibu is Centre of Excellence for Gerontology.
1. In reality, ageing population is a global phenomenon.
2. But the situation in Sibu is more acute than in the rest of Malaysia, as a result of the "Sibu Diaspora" (meaning the movement of Sibuians away from their hometown).
3. This Centre shall not be dependent on proximity to natural resources and foreign markets.
4. Gerontology has very little attention in Malaysia yet, unlike Singapore.
5. This Centre forms Path 6 in the framrwork consisting of time and trends for creating uncontested market space.
6. Sibu as a Centre of Excellence for Gerontology is really an uncontested market space. It is, therefore, a Blue Ocean Approach.
The picture shows Councilor Robert Lau Hui Yew (left) and Hii Chang Kee, SMC Secretary. Photo: Liong


Fei Por To Go On A Slimming Diet

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:30 AM PST

Fei Por the fat cat showing her tummy
Fei Por showing her tummy.
Photo by Wuan.

I went through more of the photos that Wuan took of Fei Por recently. The one above is incriminating. Fei Por needs to go on a slimming diet immediately. I do not want her to die of heart attack before her time. She should be around five years old (36 in cats years) now and has many more years ahead. I am going to get Wuan to cut down on her meal portions. It is for her own good. Putting her on a diet is one thing but how do you get a lazy cat to exercise?

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Era Najib Altantuya : Pilihanraya Kecil DUN Seputeh!

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:46 AM PST

Mahkamah Tinggi di sini hari inimemutuskan kekosongan kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri Kota Siputeh di Kedah, yang membuka laluan untuk pilihan raya kecil bagi kawasan itu, demikian lapor Bernama.

DUN Kota Seputeh telah banyak menimbulkan spekulasi apabila Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif dari Umno-BN wakil rakyat DUN tersebut tidak hadir sidang dua kali, pada pada 19 April dan 9 Ogos lalu, tanpa sebarang kebenaran Speaker DUN, Datuk Dr. Abdul Isa Ismail.

Mengikut Perkara 51 Undang-undang tubuh Kerajaan negeri Kedah, kerusi mana-mana ADUN dikira kosong jika tidak hadir persidangannya dua kali berturut turut tanpa kebenaran Speaker. Abdul Isa ketika dihubungi berkata, tidak timbul soal surat pemberitahuan kerana Undang undang tubuh negeri menyebut hanya berkaitan kebenaran speaker.

"Bukan soal dia (Abu Hasan) hantar surat pemberitahuan atau tak hantar kepada saya, soalnya saya beri kebenaran atau tidak? Dia tidak berhubung dengan saya. Kalau dia hantar surat seminggu selepas itu pun tidak ada makna," ujarnya. Berikutan itu, Dr. Abdul Isa telah menyerahkan surat pemakluman berhubung pelanggaran itu kepada Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya SPR negeri bagi menentukan status jawatan Abu Hasan.

Mahkamah pada 6 Nov lalu telah membenarkan Speaker Kedah, Dato' Dr. Abdul Isa Ismail membuat semakan kehakiman ke atas keputusan SPR yang telah mengisytiharkan kerusi DUN Kota Seputeh tidak kosong.

Pada pilihan raya umum lalu, Abu Hasan yang mewakili Barisan Nasional (BN) berjaya mempertahankan kerusi itu bagi penggal keempat selepas menewaskan calon PAS, Ismail Wan Teh dengan majoriti 1,573 undi.

Banyak pihak melihat bahawa keputusan mahkmah hari ini adalah untuk UMNO BN menguji kekuatannya selepas menang di Bagan Pinang serta mengambil kesempatan dari apa yang dikatakan kemelut yang melanda parti-parti di dalam Pakatan Rakyat.






Era Najib Altantuya : Bard Serah Surat Terbuka Utk MB N9

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:21 AM PST

Ketua Keadilan Rembau, Badrul Hisham Shaharin, mengemukakan surat terbuka memohon penjelasan Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan berhubung kes pengurupan wang sejumlah 10 juta ringgit.

Menurutnya, Mohamad tidak mengendahkan permohonan beliau dan hanya menafikan perkara tersebut melalui media.

"Seharusya menjadi adat penting,profesionalisme penjawat awam,khususnya dia selaku Menteri Besar,memberi jawapan dan menjelaskan isu isu yang dibangkitkan melalui siri siri surat saya kepada dia.Malah surat saya tidak pernah mendapat balasan,hanya penafian secara dangkal kepada media".

Beliau berkata demikian pada sidang media di Pejabat Keadilan Negeri, Seremban pagi tadi.

Terdahulu, ahli Parlimen Batu Tian Chua, mendedahkan penglibatan Menteri Besar negeri itu dan sebuah syarikat pengurup wang dalam kenyataan medianya bertarikh 13 November 2009.

Mohamad dikatakan melakukan transaksi haram itu pada tahun 2008 dengan mengirimkan sejumlah besar wang ke London.

Perbuatan ini menyalahi Undang undang Akta Pengurupan Wang 1998.

Badrul menegaskan, PKR memberi tempoh 14 hari kepada Mohamad Hasan untuk menjelaskan perkara terbabit beserta dokumen yang sah membuktikan beliau bebas daripada pertuduhan itu.

Pihaknya tidak akan teragak agak untuk membongkarkan perkara ini kepada rakyat, sekiranya Menteri Besar melarikan diri dari menjelaskan tuduhan ini.

Selain itu, Badrul turut menyeru Gabenor Bank Negara, Dato Sri Dr Zetti Akhtar Aziz dan SPRM menjalankan siasatan segera ke atas transaksi haram ini.

Menurut Badrul juga, satu laporan rasmi akan dibuat kepada Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Komersial di Bukit Aman dalam minggu ini.

"Sesuatu sedang berlaku,sabotaj terhadap kegiatan ekonomi.Dan kebanyakkannya ada kaitan dengan pemimpin politik di Malaysia",katanya.

Pada 26 November 2008 Bank Negara telah membatalkan 20 lesen perniagaan pengurupan wang, termasuk syarikat pengurup wang yang didakwa itu tanpa sebarang sebab.

Namun begitu, tiada sebarang tindakan undang-undang diambil Bank Negara sehingga kini. -TVS




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Of birth certs and ICs

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 02:33 AM PST

Last week both myself and Anita received a big "Urusan Seri Paduka Baginda" envelope containing the reply from JPN Putrajaya (to my letter enquiring on how to go about Anita's case) and a whole bunch of forms to be filled up.

Good that we got the reply with all the procedures and what not, telling us to go to JPN Ipoh, but our problems are far from over. Just looking through the forms makes me pening already. Who can sign the surat akuan? Who can be the penganjur?

Kak Ana and I decided to go to JPN Ipoh without filling in the forms first. We'd need to meet the officer to ensure we get the right people to fill in and sign the forms.

Last night Anita called to ask if I'd be free today to go to JPN. I had some urgent matters to settle at the office in the morning so I told them I should be free after 2 pm. And this morning we confirmed to meet up at JPN Ipoh at 2pm.

Just after I left my house nearing 2 pm, Anita called to tell me they had just left the home. Duh! That would mean they would only reach Ipoh after about 1 hour 15 minutes or so. I decided to stop by our NGO center, but after a while I figured I might as well go to JPN and ask around first. And so I did.

First to the IC department. Asked one lady at one of the counters where I should go just to get some clarifications. She told me to get a number first. Went to the counter to get a number, the lady told me to go direct to counter 9; no need to take number.

Since the customer at counter 9 was taking so long with the officer there, I decided to go up to the birth registration department first.

This time after enquiring at the information counter, I was asked to go direct to the next counter as the lady there was the officer in charge of late registration of birth. I still had to wait my turn, but the guy in front of me looked like he was almost done, so I thought I wouldn't have to wait that long.

But the guy had soooo many queries, from one thing to another. I couldn't help eavesdropping as his story was rather interesting. The guy, quite an elderly guy, had married a foreigner, but after giving birth, the lady cabut and left him - leaving the baby with him.

Now he wants to register for his baby's birth, but since it is considered late registration, there's another form he'd need to fill. The problem is, his marriage was not registered in Malaysia. Which would not be a problem to register the child if the mother was around... but she's not! And worse still, the birth of the child was not at the hospital, as a matter of fact, the officer at the counter couldn't help but chuckle when the guy wrote in the form "Tempat lahir: Tepi Jalan." She told the guy to at the very least just name the jalan. Ya lorr uncle, tepi jalan mana? :)

After listening to the guy's problem, I guess the late registration for Anita's baby shouldn't be much of a problem. I just wanted to make sure who could sign the form if the person is not a family member.

As I was heading back to the IC department, Kak Ana called to ask where I was. They had just reached JPN. I decided to wait for them, and was pleasantly surprised to see not only Anita and her baby boy, but also Kak Ana's daughter carrying none other than my little Cek Mek, and also another child staying at the home, 2 year old Nanda.

Goodness, Cek Mek has grown! But I was a bit concerned noticing some sort of rashes she seemed to be developing at her neck and her arms. I was even more concerned when Kak Ana mentioned that the problem started after they changed her medication. She's already 5 months + but still on medication? The doctor had not been affirmative about her HIV status but every time the little girl was brought to the hospital, they'd definitely poke her with those needles to get her blood tested.

Now even Kak Ana is worried that Cek Mek may be positive after all. (I had been worried since day one when she was delivered through normal delivery.) However, I am still hoping and praying that she's still being given medication just as precautionary measures and not because she's HIV positive.

Anyway, back to the problem of Anita's IC. I was told by the officer that since Anita's parents are not around (mother passed away and father nowhere to be found), we'd need to get 2 people who had known Anita for at least 10 years to sign the surat akuan. That would definitely leave me and Kak Ana out.

Somehow we'd still need to get the help of 2 of Anita's half sisters. The evil sister in Ipoh is out of the question. Anita has another sister in KL whom according to her, "boleh bawa berunding" while another sister back in her kampong, wouldn't mind signing the form but would be reluctant to come when called for an interview by the JPN.

Kak Ana and I decided that it would be best to submit the forms in KL to make it easier for the sisters to go for the interview. As for the sister back in her kampong, we told her to coax that sister, telling her that we'd pay for the bus fares when she is needed to go to KL.

So that was round 1. There shouldn't be too much problem with the little boy's birth cert (except for citizenship status which can only be confirmed after Anita settles her IC problem - but that can be rectified later), but looks like we still have a long way to go to get Anita's IC done.

Next step - coax her non-evil sisters...


Era Najib Altantuya : Siapa Arah Peruntukan Kepala Batas DItarikbalik?

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 02:43 AM PST

Parlimen Kepala Batas diwakili oleh Bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Abdullah Badawi. Semasa menjadi Perdana Menteri, parlimen ini dilimpahi dengan pelbagai projek dan pembangunan sesuai sebagai statusnya kawasan diwakili Perdana Menteri.

Namun sebaik sahaja, Pak Lah melepaskan jawatannya sebagai PM segala peruntukan yang diluluskan dalam Rancangan Malaysia Ke 9 telah diditarik balik.Perkara ini didedahkan oleh Exco Kebajikan, Kesihatan, Masyarakat Penyayang dan Alam Sekitar Negeri Pulau Pinang, Phee Boo Poh ketika memberitahu perkara itu berkata, Abdullah kini seolah senasib dengan ahli parlimen pakatan rakyat yang lain.

Tindakan kerajaan persekutuan itu tegasnya adalah tidak wajar, seolah olah mahu 'menghukum' Abdullah dan lebih teruk lagi akan mengainaya masyarakat di parlimen tersebut.

"Sebenarnya perkara ini disembunyikan dari pengetahuan umum bimbang menjatuhkan maruah mantan Perdana Menteri yang telah berjasa pada negara walaupun perkhidmatanya singkat ekoran ketidakbijaksanaan memerintah, " tegasnya yang juga Adun Sungai Puyu.

Tegasnya lagi, kerajaan pusat sewajarnya membantu Abdullah bagi membantu masyarakat di kawasannya khususnya di Dewan Undangan negeri (Dun) Bertam dan sebagai mengenang jasa beliau terhadap pembangunan negara.

" Tidak patut buat begitu kerana Kepala Batas juga sebahagian daripada Pulau Pinang lebih-lebih kawasan Tun Abdullah yang pernah dinobatkan sebagai Perdana Menteri Ke Lima Malaysia, " katanya.

Sejak Tun Abdullah memegang tampuk pemerintahan pada penghujung 2003 boleh dikatakan Bertam muncul sebagai sebuah pusat pentadbiran baru mengantikan Butterworth yang kini lebih kepada bandar pelabuhan.Dan sekarang ini kerancakan pembangunan di Bertam seakan terhenti apabila peruntukan tersebut ditarik.

Apa motif pembatalan peruntukan ini? Adakah alasan kegawatan ekonomi menjadi alasan untuk menghalalkan tindakan Kerajaan Persekutuan ini yang diketuai oleh Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak? Jika itu alasannya mengapa kawasan Pak Lah yang menjadi sasaran sehingga ditarik segala peruntukan tetapi tidak di kawasan parlimen lain?Adakah ini sebagai ganjaran membalas 'jasa' Pak Lah selama ini menjadi Perdana Menteri? Adakah penarikan peruntukan ini di luar pengetahuan Najib yang juga selaku Menteri Kewangan? -angkasanuri


Should We Rename Her Pork Chop?

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 12:46 AM PST

Fei Por the fat cat
Fei Por aka Pork Chop.
Photo by Wuan.

When Fei Por first came and made our home hers three years ago, she was already rotund, hence the name. Her idea of exercise was to walk from the basket where she slept and napped to her feeding bowl a mere meter away, and going out of the compound to do her business. In the three years that she has been with us, she had at least three litters of kittens but none survived. That was when we decided to spay her.

Occasionally, she would chase away female cats that dared to stray into her territory; male cats she allowed to come into the garden. That was how she got fleas on her and consequently the sore from licking the spot where the fleas made their home on her. That was also about all she did. Wuan even had to get a mouse trap to catch the rats that have been terrorising the garden. Fei Por just could not be bothered with the rodents scampering all over the place.

We have kept her in the house the past month because she is wearing a cone collar. We do not want her to get caught at the gate while squeezing through the grilles. The sore on her buttocks has healed. We will let her out after the scabs have fallen off, which is anytime soon. Hopefully, she will not get anymore flea infestations after this.

She has balloned up even more since staying inside. She still gets the same amount of food. We attribute the obesity to her extremely sedentary lifestyle. She eats and sleeps only. The toys that get Cheeky excited do not work on her. She would just look at them nonchalantly. She would not move to allow me to pass even when she was blocking my way. That is how lazy she is.

If she continues putting on weight like this, she is going to resemble Totoro soon. We are not sure if she can go out through the grilles or not now. She already had problems going through the last few months. She definitely has to go on a diet after we let her out. It would be a tragedy the day we have to cut the grilles to release her should her belly gets stuck in between.

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Your preference

Posted: 15 Nov 2009 10:13 PM PST


This kind of plants are hidden in between some corners of the place that has not much sunlight... not many people actually noticed it... It's value is very high... So do you know where we could get this kind of plants?

The other one plant is not hidden from people... It usually growth in the garden and it calls out loud... "Look @ me, look @ me" with the nice pinkish flowers...


So given a choice, what would you prefer? Being a quiet person in the corner or the one that always noticed by the rest of the people?


Demam lg

Posted: 15 Nov 2009 11:50 PM PST

Hari demam panas sgt2, tak tahan btl, nk bgn pun tak larat, sakit2 bdn,

MC aku...


Lake Garden - Flora & Fauna - Tasik Perdana eps 2

Posted: 15 Nov 2009 11:08 PM PST

The Insect
Rama-rama : ButterflySibu-Sibu : DragonflyMore to come


Lake Garden - Flora & Fauna - Tasik Perdana

Posted: 15 Nov 2009 10:34 PM PST

Last Saturday, my wife had to attend DBKL's function to at Ampang Hilir, therefore after sending her to her office, myself with two kids headed to the Lake Garden - Tasik Perdana. The children headed direct to the playground, while myself indulge in Nature Photography. For less than 2 hours, here what i got:
It is incredible that these animals survive in the heart of KL. More pictures to come...


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