Thursday, December 31, 2009
It's started in September 2009 with the announcement of the formation of 1Malaysia F1 Team by the Prime Minister.
In mid-December 2009, local newspapers published the story of missing Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF aka TUDM) F-5E jet engines. It was mentioned that the engines were missing since 2007...
2 friggin' years and now only it's heard? And just 3 months after the announcement of the 1MF1 formation?
"In the name of my grandfather... This mystery is solved!"
What will you get when you combine this...
Answer: You'll get this:
Yeap, they are using the jet engines on Malaysia's first F1 race car!
Think I'm joking? See: (...of course they are masquerading as Toyota F1 Team)
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
2009 has taught me a lot,
the hope of life,
the reality of death,
the sweetness & bitterness of love,
the nature of trust & being trusted,
the richness of friendship,
the frustration & anger out of betrayal,
the selflessness of sacrifice,
the fear of failure,
the thrill of success,
and of course, the pain...
"The night is darkest just before the dawn, and the dawn is coming..."
and just yesterday's evening...
I received a shocking phone call,
it's from the PC service center where I sent my laptop for repair,
that my laptop was infected with too many viruses & beyond saving,
there goes my 5 years of personal & professional data...
Being optimistic, it's time for me to start a clean slate.
Moral of the year: Back up all your data...sob! sob!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Also missing were avionics system, maintenance and service records.
It was also confirmed by Ministry of Defense that 2 (WTF!) engines were stolen, with each costing RM50mil if they were new.
While we still can't forget the Al-Maunah's weapons 'heist' & use of armed force's C4 in the bombing of the late Altantuya, this is 1 fu**ing serious case! It's a matter of national security & Malaysia's credibility in the eyes of the world.
But while we continue to blame the government & the corrupt military officials, have we ever consider that all these military cases are actually conspired by this guy:
Seriously dudes, Starscream couldn't find any 'Kedai Potong' for his spare parts, so he actually found a weak link in RMAF's procedures.
Man, this is serious. The evil 'Decepticons' are infiltrating our Military's structure.
What next? We'll become slaves of the alien robots?
Just where the hell are 'Optimus Prime & the Autobots' when we need them?
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Dasar ini menekankan tentang pentingnya unsur-unsur ketekunan dan disiplin dalam kerja, perasaan taat setia pada negara, semangat kumpulan, keinginan menambah daya pengeluaran negara, meningkatkan kecekapan, mengurangkan pembaziran dan merapatkan hubungan di antara golongan majikan dan pekerja.
Strategi dasar ini adalah ditujukan kepada pembentukan sumber tenaga manusia menerusi penerapan nilai-nilai dan etika kerja yang terdapat di Jepun dan Korea Selatan dengan cara-cara bagaimana untuk meninggikan daya pengeluaran dan mutu kerja, mempertingkatkan pengetahuan dan kemahiran teknologi, membangunkan masyarakat Malaysia yang tekun, rajin, berdisiplin dan bekerja mengikut nilai-nilai dan etika kerja yang baik.
Btw do you know what is the most important Japanese invention of the 20th century?
Doraemon? Ultraman? Subaru Impreza & Lancer Evolution?
Maria Ozawa? Err... that's not an invention ok.
According to a Japanese poll in 2000, these are the items:
5. Compact disc.
4. Computer consoles
1. Instant noodles!
Yes, Instant Noodles were created in 1958 by Japan's Nissin Foods.
Ironically, Japan's food industry initially rejected the product as a novelty with no future.
Of course, in Malaysia we have our national food: Maggi.
All bow to Maggi!
Click Here for more!
Monday, December 7, 2009
2. Government & party are one & the same (so do the facilities’).
3. Only current Ruling party able to rule.
4. Opposition must never exist.
5. Demonstration by Opposition is “human rights” but not by Ruling Party.
7. Mainstream media is the voice of Ruling Party, not of the people.
8. Politician is a career – a good source of income.
9. Rival parties must never work together, even for the benefits of the people.
10. Things to be highlighted (& exaggerated): my party’s good images & rival party’s bad images.
11. Things to be hidden: my party’s bad images & rival party’s good images.
12. Laws are meant to protect politicians.
13. Powerful orators are good leaders.
15. People’s fate is to be destined by government.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
In a company far, far away:
One peaceful morning in a Manager's office:
Boss: "Amir, an unmarried guy like you should come to office latest by 7.45am, go back home at 7.00pm & continue to do some works at home. It's not like you have anything else important to do..."
Me: (Smiling, nodding & thinking: WTF?)
One afternoon, I come to the Manager's office only to find he's sleeping & snoring...
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
4th June - David Carradine was found dead possibly due to auto-erotic asphyxiation... WTF...
25th June - Michael Jackson died due to cardiac arrest due to combination of drugs.
Also on 25th June - Farrah Fawcett died due to anal cancer.
14th September - Patrick Swayze died of pancreatic cancer.
Oh ya, on 20th February - Socks, Bill Clinton's pet cat during his presidency was euthanized due to terminal jaw cancer. (Kucing pun kena kanser?)
All the above names are some of big names in Hollywood & world entertainers that died this year.
Know what, screw them all...
But I do give a damn for this person tragic's death:
Yoshito Usui, the creator/author/artist of Crayon Shin Chan.
On 19th September, his body was found at the bottom of a 120 meters deep cliff at Mount Arafune, Gunma Prefecture, Japan after a week of search & rescue operation following his missing during hiking there.
Click here for more details.
Honto no wakare, Usui-sensei!
We'll be missing Shin Chan's further antics... What a great loss to the world!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
To God, for all the opportunities & rezeki you have granted me in this organization/place, I thank you Lord & please forgive my sins.
To my immediate boss, for all the motivations you have provided me, for the career development you have guided me, for the extraordinary friendship you have shown me, I thank you very much.
To my subordinates, for all the job you guys have done, I thank you all & wish you guys the best of luck.
To my 3 colleagues, for all the guides, helps & friendship you have provided me, I thank you guys. Together we are the fantastic four but not foursome...
To Norman Foster, for designing this wonderful architecture (though sometimes a bit impractical for Tronoh's climate) where I worked, you're damn good.
To certain A-holes in Human Resources & in the Top Management, for making my working life miserable & unenjoyable experiences, Screw You.
For people who might have problems with me and/or caused me troubles, Fuck You.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
2 years ago I come to this Land of Grace (Darul Ridzuan) with a very high expectation.
We can only plan, and God is the best Planner.
Looks like God has another plan for me.
A new chapter in my life is lurking...
Thursday, September 10, 2009
1 Lo! We revealed it on the Night of Predestination.
2 Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Night of Power is!
3 The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.
4 The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by the permission of their Lord, with all decrees.
5 (The night is) Peace until the rising of the dawn.
A night between last night to 30th night of Ramadhan, lies a special night for Muslims which is the Laylat al-Qadr - the Night of Power or Night of Decree or Night of Measures. It is a night when all good deeds will be rewarded with more than 1000 months of the same deed performed continuously.
What interesting is Malays have their 'special' (read: superstitious) signs to hunt for Laylat al-Qadr. As far as I can remember these are some of the list:
1. Trees will bend down as they 'sujud'.
2. Water in wells & rivers will be frozen. Of course we're talking about here in Malaysia OK.
3. Light up as many oil lamp as we can, to guide the Angels of prosperity to our house.
And the most extreme sign of all:
4. Laylat al-Qadr will 'henshin'(lit: transform) in the form of a bearded old man with with white robe & turban. If we accidentally stumble upon him, we must not hesitate to hug him & ask anything. Then all our wishes will be granted. WTF...
That's all I can remember. Maybe there's more of them.
Luckily nowadays, people are more educated & these khurafat things are no longer heard (Oppsss... I didn't mean to revive them btw!). People are now really hunting for Laylat al-Qadr in the right way.
To all Laylat al-Qadr Hunters, I hereby wish:
Friday, September 4, 2009
Congratulations TLDM aka Malaysian Navy for the arrival of our nation's very 1st submarine.
The submarine is a Scorpene class submarine, operated by 32 crew members with ability to dive up to 350m (ok la, since Malaysian waters are not very deep).
It is equipped with six torpedo tubes which can fire simultaneously; anti-ship surface missiles and anti-submarine torpedoes.
Here comes KD Tunku Abdul Rahman (KD TAR), at 67.5m length...
It long, hard & full with seamen!
Monday, August 31, 2009
1803 - Lewis & Clark (not to be confused with Lois & Clark) started their famous expedition to the Pacific Coast.
1888 - 1st known victim of Jack the Ripper was murdered.
1957 - Malaysia gained its independence from the United Kingdom, though until today our spirit & mindset were still not fully free.
1997 - Princess Diana & Dodi Al-Fayed were killed in a car accident & mourned by many, including Malaysians who got nothing to do with her (We called ourselves independence?).
Politicians & academicians still debate whether we are fully independence from the westerners occupation, personally I think in reality, we can't get everything we want,
the most important thing is that we should never stop improving ourselves,
never get bitten by the same snake twice,
however we got another bite from the same old snake again today
Price of RON 95 at RM1.80 from Tuesday (Update)
By NURBAITI HAMDAN and TEH ENG HOCK
KUALA LUMPUR: The newly introduced RON 95 fuel is now priced at RM1.80 - five sen higher than the previous RM1.75.
Meanwhile, RON 97 is upgraded as a premium product and has gone up to RM2.05 from RM1.80.
Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the new prices were decided based on the current method of Automatic Pricing Mechanism (APM).
“Although the price is now 5 sen higher, the Government is still subsidising 33.81 sen per litre (of RON 95) which is equivalent to RM304mil monthly,” he told reporters after the launch of Primax 95 by Petronas here on Monday.
(from The Star Online)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Here's a funny Q&A on Ramadhan from BBC:
Ramadan, What does this mean?
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. It's when Muslims all over the world spend 30 days observing fast and bettering themselves in principles of faith.
Observing fast? Is that something to do with running, then?
Oh, what is it then?
Observing fast, or fasting, is when a person abstains (or keeps away) from eating and drinking.
What, you don't eat or drink anything? Don't you get hungry? I know I would.
Yes, that's the idea. We fast for 30 consecutive days during the month of Ramadan.
30 days? No one can go 30 days without food and drink-or can they?
No, that's right, which is why Muslims only fast during daylight hours. Once the fast for each day ends, they are allowed to eat again.
Then, what's the point of fasting?Click here for more of the Q&A!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
We affectionately call him 'Cakelar' - after my late grandfather failed attempt to pronounce & refer him as 'the Chancellor' for his job in UM long before I can regain my childhood memories.
He has known my parents even before I was born, perhaps even before my mum & dad were married to each other since his kampung located just in the same district as ours.
He also went to further his study in Indonesia as my parents were to the extent his late parents requested my father to bring along some budu for their son. However my father secretly refused since 'secupak' budu was no small volume & might cause international security issue...
Since then, Indonesia has a special place in his heart.
Back in Malaysia, he lectured in Academy for Islamic Studies (API), UM. Even in distance our family still maintain the close relationship (my family's in KB), his house in Sg Buloh is our shelter whenever we have things to do in KL.
He motivated me to study in UM, perhaps the best U (usually...) in Malaysia. Now I'm doing my Masters in Engineering, also in UM.
He helped me went through the bureaucratic SKR during my 1st registration for Foundation (Asasi).
Then without hesitation I invited him for a lecture during a spiritual event at 11th Residential College - my 1st co-curricular campus activity.
Upon graduation he invited me to become his Research Assistant with a salary of RM950 permonth, unofficially he was my 1st employer.
For 4 decades, we maintained our close family relationship.
My family was only aware a day later - much to our upset & I was in UM that day.
While my parents were still upset for not able to attend his funeral, I took it positively: Perhaps God didn't want us to be sad watching his lifeless body since for years we knew him, not a single moment he didn't burst with laughter & made us laugh together...
Thank you & al-Fatihah to Almarhum 'Cakelar' - Professor Dr. Abdul Halim bin Mat Diah for the wonderful moments. May Allah place you with His selected servants by His side. Amin.
P/S: All pictures courtesy of his family members & http://niesnoraliena.blogspot.com/2009/08/belasungkawa-prof-dr-abdul-halim-bin.html