Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Puzzling Business Indeed.

Among other shocking report by the Auditor-General besides a pair of binoculars which was ridiculously over-priced, a short report caught my eye.

It was reported in the newspaper today that a Catfish sausage factory failed to start up after spending RM488,000 on equipment which is now left to rot!

The report in The Star here.

Why set up first and look for interested party later?
Catfishes need to be raised and it take years for them to grow.

This is indeed sheer waste of fund and very bad planning by the agro-based entrepreneur development programme. I thought that planning proper and profitable business need careful forecasting and maximizing resources?

By building a factory, buying the expensive equipment and forgetting about rearing the catfishes in the first place is extremely bad planning indeed.
How to set a good example for those folks who could be very interested instead?
Are the planners trained to plan in the first place?

Was also wondering what name would this kind of sausage be called instead of Hotdogs? HOTCATS??

Gotcha Taxpayers,
Holy Meow! Ha!Ha!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Box Fixed Up!

Talk Like That, Also Kenot!

Wah, just a few days ago, I blogged and complaint about how UNIFI 'dissapeared' after fixing up the cables.
That was for Thursday.

Then, the next day, on Friday afternoon, they fitted up the junction boxes and connected the fibre optic cables from the poles onto the under ground ducting towards the main road.

This is good news..

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Little India

Preparing for the Festival of Lights.

We visited a very busy street here in Klang yesterday.

It was filled with shoppers preparing for Diwali, which is to be held this coming Wednesday, 26th. October.

A lovely hanging 'lantern' is one of the modern contraption that was found selling in Jalan Tengku Kelana, Klang yesterday.

Shops and stalls were geared up selling everything related to the festival ranging from clothes, sweets, balloons, fireworks, etc... to a heavy crowd before a rain storm sets in.

It was also a photographers' delight as sellers willingly obliged to strike many poses with glee.
It also gave us a nostalgic feeling of closeness amongst our multi racial population, built up during the years of togetherness here in Malaysia.

With beautiful festivals like this, we sincerely wish that despite all present negativities 'others' are creating, cool down 'hot heads' so that it would not drive sanity into a deep hole.

To all our Hindu friends, Happy Diwali.

May the Lights shine on our path forever.

(All pictures are taken with the Panasonic Lumix GH2 Micro Four Thirds System)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Shiok Onli Issit?

When? Oh When? Unifi.

Remember, almost two months ago they came and put up the cables and we felt so 'shiok'. We gave them a big smile and they made our day by giving us a reply like....'in two months time'.

The entire team even gave us a pose with big smiles.

This morning I went to investigate. Yup, the Fibre Optic Cables are up.
Wound up in a large roll 15ft up and is hanging on a pole. It stopped there.

That's it. Huh?

Blardy Monopoly izzit?..So can waste time?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

GH2 on Steriods!

Hacked Firmware make the
GH2 closer to RED

It was announced recently that the hacked firmware in the Panasonic Lumix GH2 Micro Four Third camera outperforms any present professional DSLR cameras such as CANON 5DMk11 or the flagship of NIKON in High Definition Video production.

The news about the hack is here.

The AVCHD Intra at 176Mbit can be programmed due to the GH2's tri-core processors. Very unique on this small camera.

That would mean that the GH2, when tweaked, can perform like the World's famous Movie production camera, the RED Scarlet which was used to make "Lord of the Rings".

Read more about the Red's Scarlet.

Now, I am planning to feed my GH2 with Tongkat Ali, Red Bull, Livita plus Ginseng!

Lets see how 'WILD' my Panasonic Lumix GH2 can go!!! HaHa!

Monday, October 10, 2011

TizzBird Is Out!

A New Bird in Town


For those who are familiar about media players, a new 'taikor' have arrived here in Malaysia.

It is the 4th. generation of media players and is setting the standard as the next trend for Media Players. You would NOT need anymore CD players, VCD? or DVD players of even a BlueRay player. It is going to be the real 'heart' of your home entertainment system linking it to your new Flat screen HDTV, connecting it to full HD videos and Dolby Digital EX Matrix 5.1 system.

It is an Andriod base machine that can do what other media players cannot. Read more about it here or buzz me if you want to see one in action.

Visit Ideatools site for more information.

1080p.....even Asstro cannot reproduce it in their 'B.beyong' HD. HaHa!

Word of advice to those who think all media players are alike....."must you buy one to see the difference and waste all 'them' bucks...? I told you so....!"

More here.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ngau Kok

Those were the days.

Gone were the days we had to rely on mother nature to pass our time.
These days, the kids have 'canggih' mobiles to click SMSs, play angry birds, watch videos or getting themselves high on music in 3G.
In our time, if one remembers, we made for ourselves traditional 'toys' to keep ourselves thrilled. One of them 'oldies' was the spinning tops made out of a strange type of 'nut' known as Ngau Kok.

Also known as Bull's Horn or Goo Kuck (hokkien). A piece of string is tied to a 'joss stick' end between two Ngau Koks and is winded-up and pulled.

This spinning 'top' can spin for minutes on ends.
This is popular during the Mid-Autumn 'moon cake' festival. It is also eaten after boiling it and there are claims that it could help those who are suffering from the dreaded cancer.

Now, just where these 'tops' comes from? I was clueless until ten years ago, I discovered it still attached to a live plant in the famous Chachutak market in Bangkok, Thailand.

The actual name is Chinese water caltrop (Trapa bicornis).
More information can be obtained by Googling it.

Few years ago, we managed to buy some of these 'nuts' to try an experiment. Since it is from a type of water lily, we scattered it into our home pond. It sprouted!
These pictures were taken in 2006.

It sprouted from the top end.
Grew up with runners to reach to the surface. The stem of each leaf begins to bloat creating a 'ballast' similar to our common water hyacinth, thus floating up-right. The nut then rots away. When matured, the plant turn purplish-red in color and new 'nuts' soon occur. A healthy plant may produce up to 20 'nuts'.

In other parts of the world, this plants are treated as nuisance because it overgrows and clogged waterways and canals.
Try asking your friends if they know about the water caltrop. You would be surprised that some will tell you that it came from trees or beneath the ground!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Yummy Fish Cakes

Who says eating fish is boring?

We made some exciting fish cakes and it is delicious.
It made us looking forward to Fridays, which is a no-meat-day for us, interesting.

Using fresh Tuna fish (no, not the canned type) mashed it with Russet potatoes, onions and egg, pan fried it and viola... fish cakes. Serve it with a large helping of fresh salad, it makes a complete meal.

A different receipe, using some herbs such as curry leaves and jintan manis could turn it into 'fish cutlets' ala Indian style. Yah, you add some hot chillies in it. Yummy!

Well, tomorrow is Friday. A seafood day.