Wednesday, December 18, 2013


  • treat people with respect
  • look people in their eye
  • greet them with their names with enthusiastic voice and disposition
  • smile at people
  • listen to people attentively
  • make people feel important
  • catch people doing the right things and compliment them
  • recognise good talent
  • provide feedback to people on their performance


The World's Easiest And Most Effective Money Management System
  • FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACCOUNT (10%) - for saving and investment to generate more money
  • LONG TERM SAVINGS FOR SPENDING (10%) - for an expensive item like going for holiday or buying a plat-screen LCD TV
  • NECESSITIES ACCOUNT (55%) - for all your daily expenses
  • EDUCATION (10%) - for investing on your own or children education
  • GIVE ACCOUNT (5%) - for contributing to others
  • PLAY ACCOUNT (10%) - for celebrating your success

Thursday, November 14, 2013


  • Get good people - No great people !
  • Get the reputation for putting together a good team
  • Praise people
  • Careful on the criticism
  • Protect your investment in people by minimizing the negative office politics they may have to deal with
  • To keep good people, be a good cheer and good humor around them

Source - How To Act Like A CEO / Benton, D. A. / McGraw Hill

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Duly Noted !!!

"Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom."  - Earl Shoaf

Saturday, November 9, 2013


  • Assess the situation
  • Know what you are and how you are seen by others
  • Do not wish for the other person to be difference and do not expect him to be like you
  • Get communication going with him and determine what you need to do in order to gain his trust
"Managing difficult people successfully requires a good understanding of people, lots of empathy, excellent communication skills and a willingness to curb our own ego"

Friday, November 1, 2013

How to Be a GREAT Coach

  • BE A COACH not be a boss
  • MOTIVATE THEM not force them
  • ASK FOR THEIR OPINIONS not make your own decisions
  • ADMIT YOUR MISTAKE not achieve perfection
  • BE ACCESSIBLE not protect your privacy
  • BE A GOOD LISTENER not talk the talk
  • ASK GOOD QUESTIONS not have all the answers
  • WELCOME COMPLAINTS not stifle gripes
  • COACH ONE-ON-ONE not lecture the masses
  • WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE not use that big vocabulary
  • CELEBRATE THE DIFFERENCES not coach for conformity
  • EMPOWER INDEPENDENT EMPLOYEES not make yourself indispensable
  • MAKE THE CALL not reserve judgement
  • SOLVE PROBLEMS TOGETHER not provide all the answers
  • DELIVER THE BAD NEWS PERSONALLY not don't be the bad guy
  • DON'T ACT OUT OF ANGER not don't get mad
  • AVOID MEMO MANIA not put it in writing
  • MANAGE MEETING not abolish meetings
  • TRAIN THEM not expect them to know
  • STRESS THE POSITIVE not give 'em hell
  • REWARD WHAT YOU WANT not money talks
  • PROVIDE POSITIVE FEEDBACK not don't overpraise
  • ADVOCATE FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES not don't be just a cheerleader
  • JUST GET STARTED not start right
"Unfortunately, many employees go to work everyday without ever being asked for their opinions. They won't expect you to want their input unless you ask for it, and they may not trust you when you do. Be patient, walk your talk, and you'll win their trust and candor"

Source - How to Be a GREAT Coach / Marshall J.Cook / Mc Graw Hill

7 Ways to Manage Debts Wisely

  1. Control the use of credit cards
  2. Know where your money is flowing
  3. Minimise the "nice to have"
  4. Create a budget.
  5. Look for cheaper alternatives
  6. Stay away from temptations
  7. Remember to reward yourself

Source - AKPK / NST

Keys To Improve Job Performance

  1. Provide opportunities for people to use their knowledge and skills
  2. Motivate people to achieve more
  3. Implement better idea
  4. Encourage innovations and risk taking
  5. Seek out opportunities to capitalise on competency

Source - Appointment / NST

Matrix for 30 TPH Palm Oil Mill Project

  • Mill Throughput - 30 mt/hr
  • Plantation Area - 5,000 ha
  • Fresh Fruit Bunch (25 mt/ha) - 125,000 mt/year
  • Operating on 24 hours per day - 19.97 mt/hr
  • Operating on 20 hours per day - 23.96 mt/hr
  • Operating on 16 hours per day - 29.95 mt/hr 
  • Production of CPO per year (22%) - 27,500 mt
  • Production of PK per year (5%) - 6,250 mt
  • Management & Staff - 6 persons
  • Manpower requirements - 30 person / per shift
  • Total manpower - 96 persons / 3 shifts
  • Water requirements - 60 m3/hour
  • Electrical power requirements - 900 KW
  • Mill & Appurtenance - 6 ha
  • Effluents ponds - 6 ha
  • Project time schedule - 20 months

Source - Perunding AME

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

DOSH's Briefing on Safety and Health

# Department of Occupational Safety and Health Johor's briefing during Safety and Health Week 2013 at Telok Sengat Palm Oil Mill (18 - 25 October 2013).


  • Involvement in the children education
  • Provide resources
  • Encourage children to do their best
  • Use pressure positively
  • Support school rules and goals
  • Consult the teachers
  • Accept your responsibility
  • Work with your children
  • Visit places of interest
  • Save record of good articles
  • Notice changes in your children
  • Respect your children
  • Questions the activities of your children
  • Provide good role models and quality education
  • Spent time with your children
  • Listen to your children interest
  • Generous with praises, enthusiasm and sympathy

Source - Borneo Times


  • Consistently inspire great performance from their workers
  • Go out of their way to ensure their employees feel valued
  • Grow their employees' talent
  • Have organised themselves to support their employees to do their best
  • Have employees that rarely think about leaving their organisations

Source - Appointment / NST

Symptoms of Stroke

Symptoms of stroke are ;
# Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
# Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
# Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
# Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
# Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Source - MedlinePlus

Monday, October 21, 2013

Assertive Behaviour

  • Allow others to complete what they are saying before speaking
  • Stand up for the position that matches our feelings or the evidence
  • Make our own decisions on what we think is right
  • Can spontaneously enter into conversation using a moderate tone and volume of voice
  • Try to understand the feelings of others before describing our own
  • Try to avoid harm or inconvenience to ourselves and others by talking through problems before they occur or finding rational means for coping with them when they do
  • Face problems and decisions squarely
  • Consider ourselves strong and capable but generally equal to most other people
  • Face responsibility with respect to our situation, needs and rights

Source - Interpersonal Skills / Astrid French / Pelanduk Publications

Learning from the FROG and SCORPION

The story goes like this : A frog is looking to cross a river on a rainy day. As he is about to swim across, a scorpion comes up to him and asks, "Frog, can you give me a lift across the river ?. I can't swim and I need your help."

The frog replies, "You must be crazy. You are a scorpion !. You might sting me and I will die." The scorpion retorts, "Don't be foolish !. If I sting you and you die, I will drown." Upon hearing this, the frog agrees to help him.

Halfway across the river, the scorpion stings and paralyzes the frog. As the frog begins to sink, he asks the scorpion why he broke his promise. The scorpion replies, "Frog, I know it's foolish of me to sting you, but I have a problem. You see, I'm a scorpion and I'm born to sting. I can't change.

# ONE OF THE GREATEST DIFFICULTIES in management is dealing with resistance to change.

Source - Quest for Excellence / KC See / Quest Group

How Your Emotions Are Harming You ?

Source - Facebook

Thursday, October 17, 2013


  1. Analyse external forces of change and assess the implications
  2. Assess strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT)
  3. Determine specific area of change needed from the company
  4. Develop change action plans with specific change initiatives to lead change
  5. Monitor progress and continue improvement process until results are achieved
"The rationale and benefits of change should be communicated to all level of staff"

Source - Appointments / NST

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


They better than us because ;
  • They focus and disciplined
  • They market aggressively
  • They hire the best people. It's a meritocracy
  • Their government is very pro-business
  • They innovate

Source - CEO Blog Tony Fernandez


  1. the STONE ..... after the throw!
  2. the WORD ..... after it's said!
  3. the OCCASSION ..... after the loss!
  4. the TIME ..... after it's gone!

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Control, be it internal, operational, financial, accounting, administration or managerial, is important for eight (8) basic objectives.
  1. To ensure the reliability and integrity of information.
  2. To ensure assurance or comfort of compliance with policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  3. For safeguarding of assets and resources.
  4. Producing economy, efficient and effectiveness of operations.
  5. Maximising the usage of resources (be it financial, investment, assets and resources).
  6. Accomplishment of organisation objectives, mission and goals, programmes and business.
  7. Management accountability.
  8. For corporate governancing.

Source - Josef Eby Ruin / Appointment / NST


We should ask ourselves these questions before buying something :
  • Do I really need it ? 
  • Can I delay having it ?
  • Can I get a less expensive alternative ?
  • Or better still, can I get it for free ?

Source - AKPK / NST


  • " I believe I'm as good as my staff "
  • " I will not ask my staff to do something that I myself cannot do such as self-discipline "
  • " To get thing done, I am prepared to get my hands dirty "
  • " I like challenges and welcome them in whatever shapes they come "
  • " For people to understand me better, I believe in consistent leadership "
  • No shortcuts to success. " You have to work hard for it ! "
  • Success is never final, failure is never fatal !
" SUCCESS is never FINAL and FAILURE is never FATAL ! "
Source - Berita Boustead


Tuesday, September 24, 2013


  • Empathize
  • Pinpoint problem
  • Moving forward
  • Anticipate
  • Ask question
  • Agree with something
  • Analyze


Employee commitment comes from ;
  • Your ongoing relationship with your employees
  • Your management style and that of your organisation
  • Your coaching skills
  • Your own commitment to coaching and to your employees

To generate commitment you must demonstrate your own commitment. Your commitment to coaching - remember the benefits.

For you ;
  • A more successful and productive department
  • Greater confidence when delegating tasks to your employees
  • Development of your own management skills
  • A growing reputation as a 'developer of people'
  • Less time-consuming firefighting, allowing you to spend more time on your own development

Source - Coaching for Your Employees / Nancy Stimson / Kogan Page


The World's Easiest And Most Effective Money Management System ;
  1. FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACCOUNT (10%) - for saving and investment to generate more money
  2. LONG TERM SAVINGS FOR SPENDING (10%) - for an expensive item like going for holiday or buying a plat-screen LCD TV
  3. NECESSITIES ACCOUNT (55%) - for all your daily expenses
  4. EDUCATION (10%) - for investing on your own or children education
  5. GIVE ACCOUNT (5%) - for contributing to others
  6. PLAY ACCOUNT (10%) - for celebrating your success

Source - NST

How Can I donate to MAKNA?

# MAKNA - Majlis Kanser Nasional / National Cancer Council
  • payroll giving (PG)
  • sens saves lives (SSL)
  • mail us a donation

Source - MAKNA

KARTINI : being true to YOURSELF

" You have to ask yourself what you want in life. I am not into being very status-conscious. What important to me is that I am happy and I am at peace with what I am doing "
" You have to be very definite about what you want in life. Learn to say no. Most of us say yes to make people happy. What we can control we control and what we can't we should learn to let go. Some things you can't get in life, you can't be harping on it. You have to learn to move on "
" Life is more than just about making money. You need pockets of euphoria in your life, not just money. Life is not about looking for worth or adulation. It is all about looking to do your best, the rest will follow "
# Kartini Illias - owner of iKarrtini Boutique KLCC

Source - Malaysian Business

Monday, September 23, 2013

reunion smil 82/83 @ 2011

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dream .....

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There are simple techniques that you can employ to save steps and tedium from almost any task ;

Step 1 - Assess everything that needs to be done.

Step 2 - Make an outline.

Step 3 - Consider your materials.

Step 4 - Follow your plan and don't deviate from it - unless you must.

Step 5 - Work as hard and as efficiently as possible.

Step 6 - Recognise the point of 'diminishing returns'

Step 7 - Finish strong. Make sure every last details has been checked and reverified to make you confident and calm on the day of delivery.

Source- NST

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO)

Key points for implementation of MSPO are as follows ;

  • Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Policy
  • Internal Audit
  • Management Review
  • Continual Improvement
  •  Transparency of Information and Documents Relevant to MSPO Requirements
  • Transparent Method of Communication and Consultation
  • Traceability
  • Legal Land Use Rights
  • Customary Rights
  •  Social Impact Assessment
  • Complaints and Grievances
  • Commitment to Contribute to Local Sustainable Developement
  • Employees' Health and Safety
  • Employment Conditions
  • Training and Competency
  • Environmental Management Programme
  • Efficiency of Energy Use and Use of Renewal Energy
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Greenhouse Gas Emission
  • Reduction of Pollution and Emission
  • Natural Water Resources
  • Mill Management
  • Economic and Financial Viability Plan
  • Transparent and Fair Price Dealing
  • Contractor 

Source - Palm Oil Engineering Bulletin / MPOB

Friday, September 20, 2013


  • Start saving today.
  • When you can, borrow / rent, don't buy.
  • Go for high downpayment and low monthly installments.
  • Have good insurance coverage.
  • Owning a credit card is important for establishing credit.
  • Have a book on personal finance management.
  • Save a dollar a day.

Source - NST


It's natural for some students to find school bland, boring and stressfull. Here are some suggestions to set you on the right track.
  1. Do not procrastinate - procrastinate lead to worries.
  2. Scheduling helps - by prioritising and planning ahead, you will be able to have more free time.
  3. Spread out your work on a project - allow 30 minutes for your project and one hour for your homework.
  4. Don't pressure yourself - as long as you did your best, move on and do better next time.
  5. Resist peer pressure - remember to always be yourself.
  6. Ask for help - if you have trouble on homework.
  7. Joint a club or a group - a great way to make new friends.
  8. Socialise - friends are a great source of support.
  9. Be positive - things are only bad if you see it that way.

Source - NST


Traditionally sourced from natural caves, increasingly taken from purpose built concrete buildings designed to attract swiftlets.

  • 1 kilogramme sells for up to US$ 1,130
  • Global trade estimated at US$ 5.7 billion
  • Slow aging
  • Boost sex drive
  • Prevent lung disease
  • Improve complexion 

Source - AFP

Blood Pressure Lowering Tactics

  • Stop smoking
  • Reduce weight
  • Exercise
  • Low salt
  • Low protein
  • No caffeine
  • Mild sedation
  • Sufficient rest
  • Don't oversleep

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happy Anniversary .....

@  17/09/2013 - 19th. Wedding Anniversary for me and my loving wife.
      May Allah Bless Us.

CYBER CRIME - Are You at Risk?

  • Protect your PC with comprehensive security software
  • Set up a strong password
  • Enable firewall protection
  • Secure your wireless network
  • Protect your personal information
  • Screen your email
  • Go e-shopping on trusted and secure websites only
  • Be wary of phishing sites
  • Monitor your children's online activities
  • Scan any email attachments

Source - 1Klassifieds Team / NST


  • High salt
  • Medium salt
  • No hydrogen oils
  • Reduce saturated fat
  • Reduce protein
  • Apples
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Broccoli
  • Fish
  • Grapes
  • Oats
  • Orange Juice

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Biogas Projects

Benefits of both mills and the local community ;
  • Electricity may be produced from POME at a rate between 15 and 24 tonnes FFB per MWhr. Typically mill can produce between 1 and 3 MW of electricity.
  • Additional mill processes such as kernel crushing and fibre processing become cheaper to operate.
  • While mills save diesel, lower-cost electricity means mill housing, plantation compounds and local villages may all enjoy more electricity and higher standards of living.
  • Modest local industries using electricity become feasible, for example produce may be kept refrigerated.
  • Methane capture significantly reduces carbon footprint and assists RSPO certification.
  • Upgrading of biogas to transport fuels is feasible.

Source - KPSR Construction - Biogas Project Specialists

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Business Travel Tips

  1. Keep a Packed Bag
  2. Fly Regional Airports
  3. Book Direct Flights
  4. Check-In Online
  5. Select Your Seat
  6. Sign Up for Frequent Flier Programmes
  7. Programme Your GPS Unit
  8. Park Smarter
  9. Rental Car Tips

Source - NST

Monday, September 9, 2013

Duly Noted !

Veteran Malaysian actress Lai Meng, affectionately known as "Lai Meng Yi" (aunty Lai Meng), after receiving a Datukship from the Sultan Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Source - Malaysian Business

Thursday, August 22, 2013

i will always love you .....

KATAKAN TIDAK : kepada buah sawit muda

  • hasil eksport minyak sawit pada tahun 2010 berjumlah RM59,792.5 billion.
  • untuk bersaing di peringkat global industri sawit Malaysia harus mengurangkan kos pengeluaran dan mempertingkatkan kecekapan dan produktiviti industri.
  • industri sawit berupaya menyumbang sejumlah RM178 billion kepada Pendapatan Negara Kasar (GNI) menjelang tahun 2020 berbanding RM52.7 billion pada tahun 2009.
  • kerajaan berusaha untuk meningkatkan kadar peratus OER dari 21% kepada 23% menjelang tahun 2020.
  • pemprosesan buah sawit muda di kilang dikenal-pasti sebagai antara punca kejatuhan kadar perahan minyak dan menyebabkan industri sawit Malaysia kerugian antara RM250 - RM300 juta setahun.
Slogan "Katakan Tidak Kepada Buah Sawit Muda" harus dijadikan amalan di peringkat para pekebun kecil, estet, peniaga buah malah juga di kilang buah sawit.

Sumber - Lembaga Minyak Sawit Malaysia (MPOB) 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cemerlang dengan Sabar dan Sikap Positif

Ledakan Kecemerlangan ..... Sikap kita ditentukan oleh cara kita melihat masalah. Apabila kita melihat masalah sebagai kesempatan untuk membangunkan diri, kita berfikiran positif. Sebaliknya, apabila kita melihat masalah sebagai perkara yang bakal memusnahkan kita, kita berfikiran negatif. Justeru, semasa berdepan dengan masalah, senyumlah dan berkata, "Alhamdulilah. Aku diberikan kesempatan untuk menjadi lebih berjaya." Kemudian, lakukan analisis ke atas masalah itu satu persatu. Jangan lupa, 'anda tidak boleh menelan seekor kuda sekali gus. Namun jika anda menelannya sedikit demi sedikit, akhirnya anda akan berjaya menelan seekor kuda'. Jelas sekali, yang menjadi masalah bukannya kuda, tetapi cara kita. Jangan kita lupakan kata-kata nabi yang bermaksud, "Sesungguhnya kejayaan bersama-sama dengan kesabaran, kelapangan bersama-sama dengan kesusahan dan sesungguhnya berserta dengan kepayahan adalah kesenangan."

Sumber - Tip-tip Cemerlang Daripada Quran / Dr. Danial Zainal Abidin / PTS

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mercedes-Benz AG on Malaysian Biodiesel

"The test showed that OF1313 buses with OM352 engines which has been actually designed for operation with diesel fuel can just as well be operated with palm biodiesel or a blend of palm biodiesel and petroleum diesel. This applies both to the engine performance and long-term operation. The results of the engine performance for the OM352 engines can be translated to other direct-injection engines."

Source- Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2013

To all Friends ; 

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2013. 
Maaf Zahir dan Batin.

@ Zainal Zakariah & family

Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device via Vodafone-Celcom Mobile.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Duly Noted!

.....low crop season...the potential of harvester to cut unripe and underripe is high. what we should do is to minimise as much as possible oil loss...during low OER season we can see the oil loss also reduce. if the oil content in ffb is high, the losses is gonna be high also...but if the losses is consistent all the time clearly the figure is altered...thats all...
Source : Adden Denni / Facebook

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil Certification System

In ISPO, there are  7 obligations that to be fulfilled by oil palm plantations ;
  1. Compliance with legal licensing regulation.
  2. Responsibility to implement oil palm plantations management system.
  3. Implementations of the best practices in oil palm plantations and mills.
  4. Responsibility to implement the regulations on environmental and conservation of natural resources.
  5. Responsibility toward employees.
  6. Responsibility to the individual effected by oil palm plantations.
  7. Long term commitment to improve the economy.

Source - Asia Palm Oil Magazine.

muhasabah diri .....

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Oil Yield per Hectare

Crop Oil / tons per hectare :
  • Palm - flesh oil : 4
  • Palm - kernel oil : 0.5
  • Soya bean : 0.4
  • Sunflower : 0.5
  • Rapeseed : 0.7

Source - Asia Palm Oil Magazine

Friday, April 19, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Great Boss

"The great boss treats everyone with fairness regardless of politics. He/she communicates, keeps an open door policy, and encourages others to follow suit. He/she leads by example, provides superior training, and a positive work environment. He/she has vision, is not afraid, and does not scream. He/she coaches his/her staff, and when employees leave, they will talk about him/her for years to come."

Sunday, March 17, 2013

7 Langkah Menangani Tekanan Kerja

  1. Bersikap Realistik Terhadap Pekerjaan Anda
  2. Rancang Kerja Anda
  3. Tingkatkan Kemahiran Penyelesaian Masalah
  4. Mempunyai Sikap Yang Betul
  5. Amalkan Komunikasi Berkesan Di Tempat Kerja
  6. Tingkatkan Sokongan Sosial Di Tempat Kerja
  7. Amalkan Cara Hidup Sihat

Sumber - Jabatan Tenaga Kerja / Kementerian Sumber Manusia Malaysia

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Biogas from Anaerobic Digestion

"In the context of palm oil industry, anaerobic digestion (AD) is a biological process of degrading the organic materials in the POME in the absence of oxygen. The microorganisms will degrade the organic wastes in the POME through bacterial fermentation at a temperature of around 30C to 35C (mesophilic fermentation) or 55C (thermophilic fermentation), during which 60% or more of the organic materials may be converted to methane gas or biogas ("

# 0.7 t effluent generated per tonne of FFB processed.
# 1 t of POME releases 28.8 MJ biogas.

Source - Lai Mei Ee / MPOB.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Q by the shoe - latest trend in Thailand .....

Sent from My iPad

Begin forwarded message:

From: OC Chan <>
Date: 20 Februari 2013 11:55:11 PM GMT+08:00
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
Subject: Q by the shoe - latest trend in Thailand...
Reply-To: OC Chan <>

When comes to Q the Thais are smarter than us.Sit back relax and let the shoes book their spot at unopened counters.


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Thursday, February 28, 2013

you mean everything to me

raikan peningkatan .....

" ..... raikan peningkatan, tidak kira betapa kecil. Lakukan di dalam ruang kehidupan anda, tidak kisah dalam pendidikan, kelakuan dan ya, urusan kewangan juga. Ingatlah kebahagiaan dan kejayaan dalam kehidupan bermula daripada siri-siri kejayaan kecil-kecilan yang bakal membesar. Pastikan kejayaan terus menerus berlaku dengan meraikan setiap kejayaan itu."   - Azizi Ali / Zaid Mohamad.

suatu masa ..... layan lagu dulu2

Monday, February 25, 2013

memori @ lubuk linggau indonesia

###  memori beli cd cetak rompak dengan pak atan @ lubuk linggau indonesia.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

futsal @ telok sengat mill

22 February 2013 :
Chelsea Cyclone  1 - 3  Decanter City
Atletico Boiler  2 - 0  Capstan United
Chelsea Cyclone  0 - 3  Real Press

Friday, February 15, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Blood Pressure Lowering Tactics

  • reduce weight
  • low salt foods
  • no caffeine
  • sufficient rest

Source - Email attachment

Friday, February 8, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

..... the good old days

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: OC Chan <>
Date: February 5, 2013 11:34:52 PM GMT+08:00
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
Subject: Remember the Good Old Times
Reply-To: OC Chan <>

 Remember the Good Old Times

I used to buy things for my mum when I was a little kid. Frankly, I dont remember
bringing dollar note to shop, just coins.

10c usually..  for peanuts, quite a handful, maybe say 120g [which is now $1.88,
promotion price before CNY]

ikan bilis? also about the same handful.

so, it's not surprising that poor folks survive well on pan mien+ikan bilis. The vege?
just plucked off the fence coz these greens grow wild and plentiful.

porridge + fried peanuts + ikan bilis..  well, quite nutritious wo!

IN 1968-69, i paid $30 per month for full board [bed + meals], the food
of course was not fresh, but we did have mutton, beef, fish though..
and if we sneaked out, fried kuey tiao would be 30c with duck egg
bigger than chic egg]

You would love this email which brings back sweet memories of the good old days.
Hi To those of you in the baby-boomers group, may the below pictorial bring nostalgic memories to you..............

Those were the days, my friends ....

Wong Peng Soon was our favourite badminton player, Minat was our favourite soccer hero, and
Rose Chan was our favourite entertainer.
You are not cool if you do not have a long side burn, greasy hair (held together by Brylcream) with a floppy "bun" infront.  Then you are either an Elvis fan or a Cliff (Richard) fan.  You cannot be neutral.
Films by P Ramlee always enjoyed by all Malaysians.  How can we forget classics like Do-Re-Mi and Bujang Lapok, and seeing P Ramlee dueting with Saloma on "Gelora", aaaaah ... that was something else.
Because we reared Siamese fighting fishes, the seller was our idol.
Driving license renewal was by pasting an additional slip at the back of a small red booklet
Susu lembu was house delivered by our big friendly and strong Bahiii ............. on his bicycle in a stainless steel container. The container cap served as a funnel.
Kacang puteh man came a-peddling, walking and balancing on his head 6 compartments of different type of murukus ...and we barter our old exercise books for a paper cone of kacang putih.
We can enjoy monthly credit "facilities" from our friendly neighbourhood sundry shop by using the little "555" book.  This was the "credit card" of the day.
F&N orange was served in wooden crates and displayed on the table in the homes during Chinese New Year.
M&M 's was called Treets ..
Eating chicken was a treat that happened only once on Chinese New Year and once on "Chap Goh Meh", Deepavali, Christmas or Hari Raya.
We always carried in our pocket a packet of fire crackers during the Chinese New Year.
We always carry a one ringgit note at night in case we are stopped by a mata-mata (policeman) for not having tail lights on our bicycles.
One noodle 'chow kway teow' cost 30 sen and we bring our own egg.
One 'roti canai' cost 15 sen and one banana for 5 sen.
We bought bangkali bread from the Indian roti man who paddled his bicycle around the neighbourhood with the familiar ringing sound from his bicycle.
Sometimes we bought cold storage bread wrapped in wax paper. Spread the bread with butter and kaya wrap with the wax paper and take to school.
Crop crew cut by the travelling Indian or Hockchew barber; 30 sen a haircut, all the way to the top. Reason?.. easy to dry when curi swimming.
During weekends, went swimming in the river, no swimming trunks, only birthday suits.  No one laugh at you whether your "kuku bird" is small, crooked, etc.
On Sunday morning, listened to Kee Huat Radio's "Fantastic Facts and Fancies", and Saturday, "Top of the Pops", both hosted by DJ Patrick Teoh who always ended his show with, "Here's wishing you blue skies."
Saturday morning, go for cheap matinee shows at the Cathay Cinema, usually cowboy shows or Greek mythology like "Jason and the Golden Fleece".
The Cathay Cinema at Jalan Bukit Bintang [opposite the Federal Hotel].  First opened in 1959 with the film, "Campbell's Kingdom".
Father gave 70 sen for cheap matinee shows which normally started at 10.30 am on Saturdays and Sundays - 50 sen for the ticket and 20 sen for return bus fare, makan not included.  Nobody paid 1 ringgit for the 'Reserved' seat.
Believe it or not, we had double-decker buses owned by the Toong Foong Omnibus Company.  Whenever we boarded the bus, we would run to the upper deck to get a view of the journey.
The familiar double-decker Toong Foong bus
5 sen for kacang putih and 10 sen for ice "ang tau".  Sometimes, ice ball only 5 sen "pau ang tau" and half red sugar, and the other half black sugar or sarsi.
Never, never, never talked or mixed with girls until Form 5.  Learned the Waltz, Cha Cha, Rhumba, Foxtrot and Offbeat Cha Cha from a classmate's sister.
First time dancing with a girl, nearly froze and the heart went "botobom, botobom ..."
Standard cure for headache, take Aspro.  We took a lot of sweet stuff like candy floss, fizzy drinks, shaved ice with syrups .... and diabetes was rare.  Salt added to Pepsi or Coke was a remedy for fever.  Tonic water always taken at the first hint of Malaria.
First time used a modern toilet, I squatted on it as I was used to using the "bucket system" toilet.  Our children will not know the danger of visiting the outdoor toilet at night, nor jumping in fright when the man collect the bucket while you are doing your business.
 Toilet paper is torn up newspaper on a hook which you have to crumple first before applying.  White toilet paper was an unknown luxury until I left home.
With mere 5 pebbles (stones), we could turn it into an endless game.  With a ball (tennis ball best), we boys would run like crazy for hours.
We caught guppies in drains/canals and when it rained, we swam there.
We ate salty, very sweet and oily food, candies, bread and real butter, and drank condensed milk in coffee/tea, iced kacang, but we weren't overweight because we ran, cycled or climbed trees all day.  We fell from the trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth, and still we continued the stunts.
 We never had birthday parties until we were 21.
We never heard of "bumiputra" and neither "1Malaysia", because we were already one Malaysian.
When parents found out we were caned in school, it's certain we would get another round at home.  Parents always sided with the teachers.
We fly kites with string coated with pounded glass powder and horse glue, and we cut our hand on the string.  Happiness is winning a kite with a local samseng.  I forgot, we also have to make our own kites to suit our "fighting styles".
We are the last generation to know how to use logarithm tables and slide rulers.
We had telephones which were really, really heavy weights.
And I believe, this generation produces the best parents because we remember the hard times.