Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Aston Villa : Match 3 vs Everton

Villa is back at their best again in last week's game against Everton. They managed to beat the Toffees at Villa Park, 1-0 with the solitary goal coming from Luke Young.

This game should be able to bring back their confidence after being hammered by Newcastle previously and lost to Rapid Vienna in the last game. This should also save the boss, Kevin Macdonald's position in Aston Villa.

Let's look forward to their next away match against Stoke City on 13 Sep. Ole! Ole!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Let's Join The First Contest

This is my first time reviewing a Malaysian blogger's blog. This blog belongs to a lady who aspires to be a successful writer and online business person, and goes by the name "".

Ms Enveeus is currently holding her first contest for fans. I really think this is somehow a new trend and what she is doing is quite unseen in the Malaysian blogosphere. Anyway, I salute her for taking this bold move.

The one reason that I think she will be successful in this venture is the prize money. This contest is open to local and international bloggers offering prizes in either Ringgit or US Dollar. It really is a handsome one, and the amount definitely beat those offered by sponsored review websites such as Social Spark, and Microworkers. Furthermore she'll be writing back a review for the winner. Even the 2nd place winner gets to have a link placed at her website for 15 days.

Another mouth-watering offer is a special prize (hope she gives some preview of what to expect) for the most creative blog post. Hurry and act quick! This contest is already in the running and it will end by 30 September.

Final note to Ms Enveeus: Wish you Good luck and All the best, and hope you achieve the dream that you are working hard for.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Home Delicacies : Wu Tao Khao Yuk

Layered Yam & Pork, pronounced as "Wu Tao Khao Yuk" in Cantonese has been one of my favourite dishes since getting a taste of it when I was young. If I am not mistaken, this dish originated and popularized by the Cantonese people. I have not tried it outside in any restaurant, but I believe the best will still be the home version. You can find the can-packed made-in-China version minus the yam sold in supermarket at the non-halal section.

The dish is best eaten with plain white rice, as the sauce is really heavenly. More so, when the yam is cooked soft enough to be mashed.

Special note: This is a non-halal post.

Today's 1Joke : 24 August 2010

Saw this funny but impractical news today about a local produced movie, "Ice Kacang Puppy Love". This movie was one of the commendable effort by a local director, using an almost all local cast and workers, and the shooting location was in Malaysia. 

However, something funny happened after that. Because BM was not used enough in the movie, it was perceived as a foreign movie and cannot enjoy any entertainment tax rebate. Since it is a movie about the life of a Chinese boy, it is only natural that most of the dialogues were in his mother tongue. I was wondering, how can they consider Cantonese and Mandarin as a foreign language?

I am not sure if they were really dumb or just pure robotic by following an outdated script, such a thing can happen in this country. No wonder they don't know why we hate them.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Aston Villa: Match 2 vs Newcastle

It was a bad day for Villa, as they got hammered 6-0 by the Magpies. This shouldn't be the right time, as they were just into the 2nd match of the league. If they could not recover from this setback, more bad results will be coming in their way.

It was also not a good result for their boss, MacDonald. My advice to them is to quickly forget about this day, and move on by training hard. Looking forward to the next match against Rapid Vienna is what they should be doing.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Buying Linux Or Ubuntu Software

Codesages sells computer software, hardware and network system online. Its website is simply designed, but seemed effective as a one-stop solution for people looking for IT paraphernalia. You can Buy Linux and Ubuntu software easily from Codesages.

Buying software from Codesages is made easy with payment option by Paypal. The price is really reasonable for someone earning in British pound, as the prices are almost the same as a bowl of noodle in Malaysia. As the tag said, ORDER TODAY, USE TOMORROW! really suits their role and function.

Dental Care For Children

Going to the dentist is a frightening experience for everyone. More so, for children who are still inexperience in experiencing the pain in their life. Therefore, making their visitors as comfortable as possible is one of the challenges for dentists.

I have some comfort after reading what Children's Choice Pediatric Dental Care describe about their vision, principles and procedures. I would not hesitate to bring my kids there if I get the chance because Dental Care for Children is as important as adult's. Some of the services offered that aims to enhance positive experience are anesthesia and sedation, nitrous oxide "laughing gas" and special needs children. Anesthesia and sedation are used to soothe children who may have extreme apprehension, disabilities or extensive treatment. The safer option is to use Nitrous oxide, as it can reduce anxiety and gagging in children.

It is important to take extra care for primary “baby” teeth, as it plays a significant and functional role in children. They function to maintain a proper nutrition and chewing, speech development and guiding facial growth, and saving space for permanent teeth. Visiting to dentist/specialist should be practiced shortly after the first tooth appears and no later than his first birthday. It is advisable to make the first appointment to meet an orthodontic specialist by age of 7 because orthodontic problems can be corrected at this early stage. It will be rather late when treatment is sought after the jaw growth has slowed, where surgery and serious complications are possible to occur.

There are ways to protect our children early from the cavities and other teeth problems. Sealant is normally used to protect the chewing surface of healthy back teeth, and it is an important step to take to prevent cavities from occurring, as 80% of the cavities is located at the back teeth. Fluoride is essential for tooth decay reduction. Usually, children need to take the fluoride supplements when it does not contain in the drinking water. The amount of fluoride needed is controlled according to his age, and problem such as fluorosis may occur if the amount is incorrect.

Monday, August 16, 2010

A New Place To Hang Out : Alien Dollar

While I was blogwalking to kill some of the extra time during lunch, I stumbled upon this interesting website by the name of "aliendollar". The tag that hooked my interest is the word "Earn".

It is another social networking website, where it allows user earn up to $0.50 bonus for each referral that also includes making money in free contests and just for surfing peoples websites.The virtual currency earned can be used to purchase advertising, traffic, signups to your sites and trade AD in the forum.

For those who are into gaming, also allows its user to play and earn money with games to win cash in their weekly gamebattles. The best thing is that new games are updated weekly.

Making friends and finding new contacts are not limited to Facebook and Myspace anymore, because at, you can socialize in the community, find friends, and discuss in forums and chatrooms.What's more, it is easy to sign up and most importantly, 100% free registration.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Aston Villa : Match 1 vs West Ham

The Premier League started again for the new 2010/2011 season. Villa's first match was a home game against The Hammers. They played brilliantly ended up with a 3-0 victory. The 3 proud scorers who made Villa Park supporters roared again were Stewart Downing, Stiliyan Petrov and James Milner.

Villa trooped into Villa Park with a new jersey, new kits sponsor and a new boss, Kevin MacDonald.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Review Blog On Free Blog Review

There is an interesting blog by the name of "Free Blog Review". It is a blog that reviews another person's blog. I think they are doing something noble, because they help blogwalkers like me to filter the different kinds of blogs existing on the internet. They are like the Wikipedia of blogs, and you can see there are blogs on SEO, gadgets, health, etc..

There are 2 ways things are done; either for free if link back is required, or with $5 charge if link back is not required. If you are interested to get your blog reviewed, all you need to do is to submit them the following details:
> Your Blog URL
> Review option
> A short description (optional)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Unhealthy Things We Hear In Malaysia

We are seeing an unhealthy trend nowadays in Malaysian politics. We have been hearing a lot of police reports, threats and verbal challenges, and all these seemed to be incited by the people who claimed to be peaceful people but in fact they are just pissful. These are people who are trying to show their hero side when they are not.

The common thing we were seeing was when the person is a leader from this particular race. The heat of the arguments usually goes to the highest. You can see this in the case of the Ah Eng and Ah Lek. But the government seemed to be OK with these threats and instead blamed the person who got the threats.

Another thing was the fight for the 67% of the pizza. They said they were made up of 67%, so they should get 67% of the portion. But someone need to tell them, why don't the country's debt, burden and tax be allocated 67% to them also? The truth was, almost all of them don't need to shoulder it. That's why, they are not only NATO (no action, talk only), but NWWM (no work, want more).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

These Are My G

These were my entries for the "What's Your G" contest by McD. Just for fun, and hope I can get all the 65% of the votes from the judges. Don't think I can get any of the 30% from Facebook and definitely not the 5% from photo or video uploads.

The main pulling factor for me is the cash prize. Hard cash is still the best, with no hidden cost and conditions.

Ganbatte kudasai!

Monday, August 09, 2010

I Tried VLC Player

I have just downloaded VLC Player from the internet, and tried it. Based on my initial feel, I thought it was a user-friendly media player with a clean appearance. Though it was possible to change the interface style by downloading and installing new skins, I still like the default one, which was simple and clean.

With the different kinds of media files my subordinate works on, it was great to know that VLC can support the numerous audio and video formats including MPEG, MP3, MIDI, DIVX, MPEG-4, WMV, Real Video, etc. I am really interested to try the features listed in their website and get a feel of how it could help me to incorporate the audio and video files in my business presentations.

As for leisure, I think it is useful for anyone who likes to download songs or video. VLC Player supports almost all the existing codecs and it can even play files that are partially damaged and unreadable by other media players. Well, this sounds to be a good advantage it has over many other media.

The vlc player download can be done at no cost as it is 100% free thanks to an open source distribution.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Ipoh Delicacies

Other than for business, people go to Ipoh for food. Sightseeing may be a possibility, but food is still the priority. What I think surprising about eating in Ipoh is that the local people always go for noodles, and therefore easier to find one than finding a rice stall. I had a record of having Hor Fun for breakfast, Asam Laksa with Fried Fish Meat balls for lunch and Cantonese Fried Mee for dinner. Then, I continued with Char Kuey Teow for breakfast the next morning.

I noticed Salt Baked Chicken (Yim Gook Kei) is one of the favourite and must buy Ipoh delicacies for KL people lately. There are several such shops in a small area of 50 meter square around the old town and this explains its popularity. There is a shop introduced to me by an Ipoh colleague, and it is located at Jalan Theatre. The price is RM17/box and the chicken comes with some Chinese herbs wrapped in wax paper.

Another food that is becoming a hit among my colleagues is Kaya Puff. I went to the shop that is located at Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri, and found around 6 people queuing. All of them were waiting for the hot and fluffy Kaya Puff that cost only 70 sen/pc. Customers patronizing the shop usually leave with at least 2 boxes, and there was a lady who purchased 10 boxes (100 pieces).

I just have a question to throw to Ipoh locals. In your opinion, are they the best? Feel free to recommend to me if you think otherwise. I shall try it in my next trip to Ipoh.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Green Travel Flourishing In Tahiti

Tahiti should be an attractive holiday destination for many people, especially sea lovers. The island of Tahiti boasts some of the most pristine beaches in the South Pacific. Besides this, Tahiti's interior wilds offer some of the South Pacific's best, most accessible eco-tourism excursions. Green tourism is very alive at this island, where it can claim to be greener than many similar mainstream resort destinations.

Go Green
Going green in Tahiti means travelling in a public transportation system consists of vehicles known as Les Trucks. It is a cross between a cargo-hauling vehicle and a passenger bus that ferries locals from town to town around the island and between major sites in the capitol city of Papeete.Scooters and bicycles are the other green options, and the island is not too big for any eager traveller to explore around the island.

Sleep Green 
There are plenty of smaller, cheaper and greener sleeping options, including bed-and-breakfasts, guesthouses and bungalows that Tahiti can offer. Even the luxury hotels are involved in adopting green practices. Bora Bora's InterContinental Resort uses a state of the art cooling system that pumps seawater from the depths of the ocean to be used in lieu of traditional air conditioning units with nearly twice as efficient, and produces no pollutants, and The Intercontinental on Tahiti gives regular financial support to Te Mana o te Moana, a conservation organization that works to protect wildlife and ecosystems in French Polynesia.

Eat Green 
Food carts called roulottes are the cheapest eating option. Shopping at Papeete's central market, Marche Papeete, is a great place to find locally grown fruits and vegetables, and eat green. This is a good alternative especially for travelers who are staying in a place with access to cooking equipment, such as a bungalow.

See Green
Besides the seaside, Tahiti also offers other beautiful landscapes that range from dense foliage to rocky slopes. There are hiking trails and guided tours that pass over the island's peaks, such as Mount Orohena and the Fautaua Valley boasts even more stunning waterfalls, rock formations and a distinct lack of tourists. Meanwhile, Tahiti Iti, the sparsely inhabited peninsular area of the island, is acclaimed to own the last place on Tahiti where visitors can find unspoiled coastline, with beaches that are accessible only from the water.

The island of Moorea is more rural and less touristy than Tahiti, and it is only a few minutes' boat ride from Papeete. Moorea comes with large areas occupied by farms and local life that is unhindered by the tourist scene, and it has the same type of hiking trails as Tahiti and a stunning peak, Mouaputa, that draws climbing enthusiasts.

A dream holiday in Tahiti is expensive, but to enjoy its beauty in a green way is possible by choosing a green resort and making an effort to step outside of the mainstream tourist scene and find yourself lost in some of the most natural landscapes in the Pacific.

*Note: This blog entry was written based on an article in

Charter Is A Brilliant Father's Day Gift

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.

Gadgets are getting more sophisticated each day especially in the telecommunication and display field. It is an incorrect assumption to think that the older generations are lost in chasing the technology game, and we should just leave it that way. Getting your dad another tie for Father's Day may be a safe idea, but getting him something that could give him digital access to everything he loves would be a brilliant idea. This could also help in bridging the digital gap.

Charter is giving special Father's Day deal, where you can get cash back up to $300 with the Digital Bundle Bonus promotion that features better TV, faster Internet and unlimited calling! Besides, it also comes with a gift card to The Home Depot or other retailers worth up to $300 when you sign up for one of Charter's best bundles.

The good news does not end there, as they are giving away an 8GB to 100 winners. Charter is giving away iPod Touches to show off it's new mobile app for iPod, iPhone and Blackberry. All you have to do is to order a Charter service and you're automatically entered for a chance to win. The best thing is that no purchase is necessary to enter the contest. Enter now to win an iPod Touch. Dad would love the iPod when he knows that it comes with a storage of 8GB flash drive, a large enough 3.5" multi-touch display screen and WiFi connectivity to give him the required digital access.

The world of Charter opens up to lots of possibilities and it comes with the mobility to access anything at their finger tips while on the move. Other services include checking TV and On Demand listings, viewing On Demand trailers, accessing news, sports and weather, and getting charter support and bill pay info. Get your Dad to hook up and join in the fun to get updates, fun extras, and facebook only deals on Charter’s Facebook page.

Do check out the apps introduction here:

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Watch True Blood Online

True Blood is going into Season 3, and you can watch the episodes online now at Watch True Blood online.

For those who are unfamiliar with this show, True Blood is actually a famous American television drama series that is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels. The series narrates about the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional Lousiana town. The series main character are Sookie Stackhouse, acted by Anna Paquin, a telepathic waitress at a bar, who falls in love with vampire Bill Compton, acted by Stephen Moyer.

Watch True Blood online is currently showing the 7th episode (Let the Bodies Hit the Floor), and the earlier episodes can be viewed too from this site.
> Episode 1: Bad Blood
> Episode 2: Beautifully Broken
> Episode 3: It Hurts Me Too
> Episode 4: 9 Crimes
> Episode 5: Trouble
> Episode 6: What Do You Know About Love?

Not only this, you can also watch the past episodes from Season 1 and 2.

Red Giants Won Super League 2010 Title

Selangor, The Red Giants retained the Super League title by beating Terengganu 2-0 yesterday. The result was more sweeter, as they did it in front of their own fans at the Shah Alam Stadium. They won the league title with a game in hand over their nearest challenger, Kelantan.

This was their second Cup for the year so far, where they earlier won the Charity Shields at the beginning of the season.

Ole, ole! Selangor Boleh!

We Need Recycling Containers

I realized that recycling activity is easy said than done. Since I am an office worker, I faced with the problem of keeping lots of printed papers, and they are all stashed under my desk. I tried using paper box to segregate them, separating those that can be reprinted, cannot be reprinted and confidential. But often, I ended up with piles of papers mixed up and they needed my attention again few months later. Not only am I facing this problem, most of my colleagues are also facing them.

This is what I need to solve my headache: A Recycle Paper Collector.   The bigger container can be used for paper cannot be reused and ready to dump, while the smaller container shall hold the recyclable and reprinted papers.

It is common to see used PET bottles, newspapers and biscuit tin containers in our cafeteria. They are usually thrown directly into the waste bin, and they ended up in the garbage truck and finally in the landfill. Plastic bags are treated as waste and they are also thrown into the bin. Some of my environmentally-conscious colleagues will keep some of the plastic bags in the cabinet, but because they are not properly kept, they became an eyesore whereby a one-foot cabinet was filled up entirely with plastic bags over time.

One way to minimize the plastic bags from filling up the cabinet is to make it into smaller size, and place them into a different container separately, such as the Recycle Paper Collector. The small container can also be treated as a storage place for the plastic bags.


The Public Square Recycling System is a good solution towards environmental practice of waste segregation. The idea of putting different color bins with different lid gives clarity and better understanding on "what goes into which".