Friday, January 28, 2011
by a Horny Bird
Zoologist Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine was in New Zealand photographing a rare bird called Kakapo.
The male bird complied after giving them some "strike-a-pose" action and got horny with the camera man.
The Kakapo kept on 'humping' his head and go 'flap, flap, flap'. All he could do is just to say 'ouch, ouch, ouch!' ! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Now I have to be careful while birding or photographing birds in our wilds. Who knows what can happen?
(Thanks to my fellow bird photographer jytou of Photo Malaysia for this interesting news.)
Thursday, January 27, 2011
You call this canine training?
This guy looks and behave like a drug addict!
How I wish I can train this idiot the same way he treated the poor poodle. Come on Malaysian Authorities, with so much information already given and seen, please show some balls to prosecute!
Singapore's SBC HD5 shows the news report here.
The direct Youtube video have been removed but you may be able to view it at my Youtube Channel here and click under 'favourite' posted by lilithbast at the right hand side bar.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Very lucky to capture an extremely rare orchid species from the Arfak Mountains in Papua New Guinea. It bloomed in our home garden here in Klang.
The last bloom was in 2005 due to climatic change, it usually blooms once a year.
This strange orchid features a prehistoric look with scale-like texture and a dinosaur head!
I believe this HD Video clip is the first one being shot.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
SUXS Big Time
Those were the days when I was very impressed by the speed of service (at that time the taste of fast food's good too). It was in 1965 when PJ had its first drive-in located near Taman Jaya, New Town Centre. Things were very impressive and neat. The staff was polite and seemed to understand everything you said or ordered.
Fast forward to Monday, 17th. January, 2011 at 20.32hrs. (yesterday) At a spankingly new shop, in a spankingly new building still smelling of new paint, this Fried Chicken Joint stinks!!!
There were SIX counters and were manned by six newly uniformed staff and only two were opened! The rest were seen joking, chatting and laughing away while we waited at the queue for 6 minutes. Two of them were seen SMS..ing away!
Mother of the Great Fornicator, I was told to wait another 10 minutes for the 'original receipe'!!
Is this something new?
No. This have been going on for a while now.
The same goes to the other brands too.
Usually if one gets into a situation like this, it is either that by chance, ALL other eateries outside this joint have closed for that day or have gone kaput. Possible? ....Or on that day, that Fried Chicken tasted extremely delicious or something to die for! Possible? ....Or also on that day, that Fried Chicken were "eat-all-you-can-and-for-FREE! Possible? ......bollox!
Burger Joints are no different too. They are begining to suck big time.
Fast Food (or Junk Food) is a growing business. These Freezer to Fryer stuff IS very convenient to prepare and easy to sell off. The Franchising waiting list is very long. Many are waiting to jump into this bandwagon because the investment is lucrative and the returns are good. Also ever notice that many locals are working here? (...also like in hypermarts...that is another sad story). It is shiok to work in an aircond atmosphere minus the sweat & discomfort, free food, free uniform, free transport, gaya pun ada.....
So, back to the service problem.
Many are trained via textbooks and/or from superiors (who are also trained from textbooks) whose higher bosses are also trained with textbooks. With mushrooming growth of outlets, where got time to train by experiences? Especially human (customers') handling and satisfaction? You can practically feel their inefficiencies and pretense behind their false smiles! They really lack training in handling customers and their attitude towards the business is poorly lacking. It is only in Malaysia that when ordering, I truly do NOT understand what was being repeated about my order!! No problem while ordering in Mumbai, India!
So much so, that everytime when I order food, I get the feeling of ..."Yes sucker? What is your poison this time? Huh?...service sucks?...Why you so rude wan? Why don't you get lost? We don't serve whining idiots like you! Next?" ..."..and by the way sir, have a nice day by going forth and multiply!"
To conclude, these fast food outlets are turning to be a curse. What you'd get is frustration while ordering your food, un-necessary wasting of your time, poorly prepared and half cooked food, and now, even a newly opened shop smells like rotting milk. Hygiene, my friend, hygiene is gonna bring you down one day.
By the looks of who usually patronises such type of eateries, one can tell that the future generation is going to be very sick (pun intended)
For me, Adios........(or at least reduce the addiction and crave for fast food ..if ever possible)
Now...just where is that nasi lemak stall.....? It is not only cheaper...but at least, I am not being treated like an idiot!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Everytime you enter a supermarket/hypermarket, you would be 'attacked' by people either selling things
from induction cookers, encylopedias,
Exercise machines..blah blah. They surround you and speaking in languages one may not understand!
Since the retailing sectors are not improving, these young lass and lads were employed to uses these type of selling as a training ground to do hard selling. They literary start to climb all over you even you wished not to listen to them. Those infamous "Scratch and Win" folks are somewhere in the middle of things and whenever they hooked a poor 'fish' these victims would wish that they (the victim) had not been born. The scam is gruesome.
Want worse? Try getting out after the cash payment counters and they eagled-eyed your every move and zoom in for the kill the moment you push your trolley out. "UNKA! UNKA! this gadget saves you electricity."...."Our Credit Card has no joining Fee... on top of that we give you one teddy bear! (Just whadda F*** for?)"
Bankcard, bankcard and more bankcard. Now I know why so many idiots got into repayment problems!
Just last evening, this deaf (purposely) promoter came all over me over an induction cooker! This was not the first time. He spoked very loudly and in mandarin language that I could not really understand. What I did was deemed polite. I stopped, looked at him. I put up my right palm as a sign to stop him from speaking. He did not stop blabbering. Next, I place my right hand and fingers to show him a 'hush' sign which is meant for 'please stop speaking' and of course I am not interested what he has to say or sell. I moved on. But he still followed and spoke even louder!
I stopped, turn around and started walking towards him. I kept quiet and still with my fingers on my lips indicating that I need some peace and quiet. And that would also meant for him to zip up. That worked. (should that fail, I may try, the next time, to bring along a baseball bat)
So folks, be firm and say a big NO to these kind of irritationg idiots who do not want to take a no for an answer. Do not be cowed and walk away quietly. I heard once a degratory remark made to an old couple when they ignore them. With the internet, just what else can one 'Not' be able to buy what these blokes are selling? We are not that dumb you know.
Just where are the manners of such pushy and rude sales people? Their superiors? managers? Just what kind of grooming is this. Shame on you, Banks, for outsourcing these idiots who had reduced the brand image to look s0 low (or no) class.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Thousands of birds are dropping dead around the world.
Millions of fishes are dying suddenly too.
All around the World and within a week.
UK's Daily mail reported here.
Sott. net reports the strange incident in Faenza, Italy here.
Is the End near?
Sunday, January 9, 2011
It got to be 1920 x 1080p!!!!!!
P for progressive. Not i, for interlaced.
That is FULL High Definition.
HDTV that is.
Not 1420 x 1080
Not 1920 x 1080i (just like da dumb Asstro)
Not 1920 x 720p (just like da dumb Asstro)
Yup! Full HD is 1920 x 1080p.
Wikipedia says so here.
Full HD also means great sound like Dolby Digital 5.1 and not some capalang Neo Cinema 6
(just like Asstro). Blardy F*** I can't hardly wait till April 2011 to cancel my B*yond account. Getting shortchanged for one year is already enough. Shows are always repeat, repeat, repeat.... and the audio is el cheapo!
Do not get cheated. Full HD is Full HD.
Many do not know.
They get Fool's HD instead!
Wake up Malaysia!