Friday, August 18, 2017

7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey

Nice sharing below;

1. Be proactive - ok, they suck. but that doesn't help me
2. Begin with the end mind
3. Put first things first
4. Think win-win
5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
6. Synergize
7. Sharpen the saw

Friday, July 21, 2017

My Beloved Mum

This day revealed to me that she still care. Although i didn't say in details, but her reply surprised and touched me deeply. Without hesitation she provide. It's been years since i thought shedon't care anymore. But her words today, that i'm still herson and it is alright. These words are so strong. I will remember it for the rest of my life. Deeply touched till i burst into tears gradually as she pat me on my back and reminded me to come to her if i'm in deep shit- something that i have  not done for a really long time in my life so far. I've been staying out and away from home for years now and she reckon that it's tough for me which i admitted in between uncontrollable sobs, as life has given me a hell of a bitching time recently. Something that makes me keep wondering how long can i keep this going before i collapse. Thank you, i've probably whispered this quietly but would like to keep this post here and dedicate this song to all the awesome mums out there.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

is this the end2?

this one today also, not really what i applied. very interesting position available, and the dude says i have most of the requirement. hopefully this one can be it?

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Is this the end?

This one is not applied by me lately, but one year ago. Got called for interview, and the hiring guy wanted to make it this week. So here I go today.

Good omen in the morning? Great pull in a while. Chow pls show me the light?

I can't see the light at the end already nowadays, in a very dangerous situation, which is losing passion in what I do.

Well who doesn't? A rape victim sure is unwilling yea..or can the so called victim of circumstances be passionate about what they are forced into?

What I feel after the 1.5 hr session... everything seems pretty ok. I forgot to ask one pretty important question, how this vacancy comes about. Anyway, it's another leap of faith, if fate allows it.

#update: looks like i got a VIP session ahead even of Jobstreet post. It pops up in my inbox this morning, same company same position @@ guess some waiting needs to be done.

#update2: now i know why its been quiet. coincidentally i went to a customer's farewell dinner. he took a job there, the gap i hope i can fill in. damn, the rival is too strong. what to do. at least i figured out more or less what happened.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Finding purpose in life - shared by ck5453

Again, a good article re-shared by ck5453. Relevant to me now, kind of know what i wanted but need some luck here and there, and a little push of fate to get to that.

1. Follow Your Heart Not Your Head

You may feel unfulfilled or unhappy if you are currently stuck doing a job that your heart just isn’t in. It’s likely that you spend a lot of time at work, so dragging yourself out of bed to do something that you don’t enjoy every day can feel like a real chore.
Your heart is your strongest indicator of your true purpose and passion. So ask yourself what it is that you’re really interested in and love doing. Landing a job in something that you’re passionate about and that excites you will mean you are naturally more joyful and motivated to perform to your full potential. If you’re unsure exactly what your calling is, a great place to start is to ask people close to you for their opinion.
It can be difficult and overwhelming to pinpoint our skills and qualities when we look at ourselves, but others can easily pick up on things that they notice. Be careful not to go in a specific direction purely down to what others think of you, but take note of what your friends and family believe that you’re good at, and use that as a starting point.

2. Make Memories Over Money

Many people live to work, when really we should all work to live. So it’s important that we don’t forget to do the living! Set time aside so that you’re able to do things for yourself, rather than focusing all of your efforts on your job. Get up early on your days off, so you can get out there and do you.
Ask yourself, what are the things that you really need to experience or accomplish before you die? Is there anything that you would hugely regret not doing before you die? If these questions do provoke answers, then gather them all together into a ‘bucket list’ or a to-do list, and make sure you do them! It may be that you want to travel a part of the world you’ve always dreamt of going, see your favourite artist in concert, climb a mountain, or run a marathon.
You may want to pick up a new hobby or learn a new skill, go scuba diving or skiing, or face your fears by going bungee jumping, cliff jumping, rock climbing or skydiving. You might want to go stargazing high up in the mountains, see the northern lights, trek through the amazon rain forest, or raft the Grand Canyon. The point is, if you don’t do all of these things while you can, then sooner or later it will be too late.

3. Build Relationships Over Possessions

You could have the latest smartphone, the flashiest car, the biggest mansion, and 10 holiday homes in the most exotic destinations, but unless you have family and friends to share them with, you will still end up being lonely and unhappy. You will live a far happier life if you invest time into building and maintaining relationships with your loved ones.
Stop watching so much TV, or allowing yourself to become consumed by social media, and focus on the real people in front of you. Always make time for those you care about, put your family first and forgive and forget. Although quality is sometimes better than quantity when it comes to friendship, you should make a substantial effort to nurture the relationships you currently have and always make rooms for new ones.
Many people believe that their purpose in life is to raise a family, and this could be something you want to do in order to fulfil your life. It could be that this doesn’t feel like an option for you, for example if you haven’t found the right life partner to have a family with yet, or it could be for medical reasons.
Instead of giving up if this is your dream, there are other options such as IVF treatment or you may choose to foster a child. Of course it could be that you simply don’t want children at all, in which case you will have a different life experience.

4. Don’t Forget to Give Back

Although it’s important to take from life what you can in order to try and fulfil it, it’s essential that you remember to give back too. Investing in yourself and your future to ensure all areas of your life are successful is key, but one of the best ways to seek happiness is actually through your service to others.
Perform kind deeds without expecting anything in return, and the rest will follow. You could think about letting others know how much they mean to you, by sending a letter or a text to one of your friends or family members. You could donate unwanted clothes or food to a homeless shelter, or buy a homeless person in the street a warm cup of tea or a meal.
You might want to volunteer at a charity, whether it’s walking the dogs at your local shelter, mentoring vulnerable children or reading to older people in care homes. You could also look at ways to fundraise for your favourite charity, be it a cake sale, a jumble sale, a sponsored walk or bag packing at your local supermarket.
Once you start to give back, you’ll feel a sense of achievement, knowing that you have helped others and made a difference which will make you feel valued and give you a purpose.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Beyond -hoi guo tin kong

Credit to whyqueue's original post here. Legendary song with much meaning for everyone. tag it here for myself.

hai kuo tian kong (cantonese pronounciation)

Hai Kuo Tian Kong

kam tin ngo hon yeh lui hon syuit piew ko
(today,in a cold night, i see snow dropping)
y tziok lang kap liew tek sam wo piew yuen fong
(carrying a lonely soul travelling far away)
fung yue lui chui kon mou lui fan pat cheng yeng tzong
(running in the storm, cannot different shadow in the mist)
tin hong hoi fut lei yue ngo, ho wui pin
(sky and wide ocean, just me and u,it may change)

tho siew chi,ying chiok lang ngan yue tzau siew
(a few times, face with cold look and laughter)
chong mut yau fong hei ko sam zhong tek lei siong
(but never give up dream/hope in the heart)
yat sat na fong fatt yiok yau so sat tek kam kok
(suddenly feel like something missing)
pat tzi pat kok yi pin tam sam lui ngoi
(didnt realize the love has faded)

yuen leong ngo tze yat sang pat kei fong chung ngoi tzi yau
(forgive me this whole life never let go (love) freedom)
ya wui pa yau yat tin wui tit tou
(also scared that will fall one day)
bui hei liew lei seong sui yan tow ho yi
(ignoring the dreams everybody also can)
na wui pa yau yat tien tzi nei kong ngo
(but never scared that one day there will b only u and me)

ying yin tzi yau tzi ngo
(still going strong by myself)
weng yuen kou chiong ngo ko tzau pin cin lei
(will sing my song forever run across a thousand miles)

ATS Curry House Nasi Kandar Stall @ Kelana Jaya

It's good Friday, but no holiday here in Malaysia. Youngsters in group decided this place that's known for its mutton curry.

GPS location: 3.099204,101.6249611
Do a search via googlemap for PJ area ATS Curry..can't share map via mobile.
(updated below)

 The crowd tells me that it's pretty popular with locals at least. Serving is pretty fast. Just queue up wait till you reach the food counter, choose either briyani or white rice. Then by default the staff will give you taught cooked with yellow ginger. You get a choice of either fried fish, fried chicken and curry mutton.

Obviously went with mutton since this is what it's famous for. The portion served is pretty good. First taste of the curry reminds me of the same goodness of Mr Farrukh's stall back at PFS canteen. (Oops, he is one of our canteen legendary Nasi Kandar seller, retired just recently). Taste of curry is good, decently spiciness level and mutton is tender with no hint of milky taste nor any chewiness. No need hard chewing to be done, tender mutton meat is good. Thumbs up. But it's a made up stall so cleanliness and comfort level is to be expected - depends on weather.

 Goody food. Can fall asleep after lunch

 One of buddy's special ordered mutton. Nice, his order of this dish, drinks and rice with vegetables , egg and fried chicken costs about RM3x. Ouch..

A closer look at my order.

RM14 for the white rice, mutton, vegetable and fried egg. RM2 for the teh o ais limau.

Bye bye Streamyx, Hello Webe broadband

For TLDR scroll all the way to bottom.

About 2 months back, if my memory serves me right we got mail (yes actual real mail) from TM announcing discontinuation of all Streamyx broadband service from Nov17 this year.

Meaning that our cheapo Streamyx will be out of service soon late this year and either we go for Unifi at ~RM100 + more each month or find alternative broad band solution. For only light use, Unifi is a bit overkill as we spent >12 hours at work each day.

It so happens that one heavy rain day few days back, lighting​ struck and zapped out our modem...oh a quick decision needs to be made.

1. Sign up for webe broadband 10G bonus +20Gb limit currently online at RM 59 per month. Not bad but need to buy the Wifi Modem at ~RM20x++. No bonding contract , I like it and an advance payment that will be used to offset first month payment..can't really trust next day delivery as this is not US we are talking bout. (Updated: as of 1-June the 10Gb bonus offer is no longer available).

2. Terminate Streamyx and phone number by walk in to main TMpoints. (Kelana Jaya)

Long story: Terminate TM Streamyx + phone number. This one needs to walk in to main branch of TMpoints ,give their hotline a call at 100 be very patient in waiting to verify the branch that can process this. Have your TM Streamyx account in hand, they need to verify your IC once you fill in a simple form and submit. Pretty easy if you have no outstanding to pay. TM will take 14 days to process termination, charge you service of that period (ridiculous!) And mail back a check with your balance deposit paid during package sign up registration.

PS: I called 100 asking if I can terminate my line & Streamyx and the operator dumbly took my account number, check and after some ding dongs told me, sir you can't terminate via hotline. Oh dear, why you no say so when I first asked (my very first question?!?!)

3. Contact webe via online chat. Got delivery number and keep pestering for them to deliver within their 1-3 days promised time. Next day delivery my foot ha!

The courier line clear under packet one aka webe hotline is +603 5990 5990

Long story: Now webe doesn't have a hotline. They have this online support on web. Which gives you second thoughts on their support sincerity. Hi sir, how can I help you? :)...pls don't smiley face me if you don't mean it. First operator refused to give me a number to contact the delivery team , Line Clear. Was promised they will deliver the next day but didn't happen. Gave them another call luckily they do half day delivery on Saturdays. Please have Line clear tracking number ready, it's the 6 digit number that operators say starts with Webe word. Some operator can actually check by your application IC, so I guess that depends on their Intelligent check (sorry, fallout pun here haha)

4. Upon receiving setting up is really simple. Unbox, plug in sim and battery. Install Huawei Hilink app to update password and monitor usage if need to on your smartphone. Power on and use directly. This is probably the best part here. Fuss free from received to start using. For a small saving, subscribe to auto payment using credit card and get RM2 off each month.

TLDR, Streamyx modem get zapped by lighting. Ditched the plan for a webe broadband plan. Shared how to terminate streamyx and phone number, order and follow up webe broadband delivery. Now let's see how is webe broadband performance, so far it's pretty decent..hopefully not too congested in my area.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Withdrawal from kwsp/epf

First there are a few stages to withdraw. Here we only start withdrawal process after bank loan secured and paid 10% down payment for our secondary purchase.

1. Request a kwsp format loan statement at your bank by walk-in application. For Maybank we don't need to bring any specific doc except to verify with our ID. This one takes about 5-10 days processing time. Please make sure the statement has a bank seal (round chop).

2. Bring this document to kwsp branch, in my case I choose Kajang jln Reko branch. You can also print your latest statement and bring along. No need any form filling.


At this point, I took number and went to counter. The bank statement check is the one that stumped me, as the lady in charge politely tells it needs a bank round seal stamping. There is no space or writing stating it's needed but it's what kwsp checked.

So I took a detour to nearest jalan tukang Maybank and luckily the person in charge helped out by stamping on behalf. Take another trip back, no need to take number this time, just approach the lady that served me just now and we are done after fingerprinting her receipt document and giving me a customer copy. I need to give Maybank a call on how to handle kwsp's dis bursement. Pretty strange huh...

Anyway, for first time epf withdrawal we just need kwsp format bank loan statement and current own kwsp statement. If you didn't print the statement, it's available at kwsp branch, just login to the kiosk machine and print a copy with help of a staff of course.

For second time withdrawal , we can apply it online via kwsp's i-akaun. So it's pretty convenient, but after this lump sum withdrawal my account 2 will be quite dry for a while..

Friday, May 26, 2017

Y u work so long?

Yesterday my 3yr 8mth old baby asked , 'Papa y u work so long?' meaning why you spend such long time working away from home. I rarely reach home earlier than 8.30pm. and to this I have no answer, except for a silent smile to my dear little gal.

 is this a wake up call, to FEAR?

Only god knows when my chance will come. It's definitely been some crazy times so frequent change of directions, under a mad warden, and after a mad king ascended the throne. Well as a friend used to tell me:

'He is crazy. We can never understand crazy people' - no use trying to figure out what he wants

Monday, May 15, 2017

Dr Sleep by SteveK review

It's been a while since i last posted. 2nd week since the last announcement to on hold the NFV project. Kind of glad and still sets chills on my back on how we are navigating blindly without proper knowledge of delivering it. Anyway it's all good now, at least will survive a week at a time. I can't sleep on weekends even with a long 3rd day public holiday. That's when i picked up Dr Sleep.

source: googleimage

Can't deny that I've loved the King's work all along. Never read the Shining, but this one is a page turner. Took me only 1 week of on and off reading to run through the novel of Dan T's adventure with Abra Stone and sidecasts like John Dalton,Billy Freeman, Halloran and of course them baddies True Knot. King's magic is always at how he managed to weave nightmares, those mentally and in shadows. Spooky type that keeps you awake like how Deenie & Tommy haunts Dan T. How the shining works against it's user. Apparently it's a sequel to the shining, so am looking forward to visit the time when Dan T is a kid.

source: googleimage
read in reverse as 'murder'

Now i'm floating in between broken dreams and just survive mode - don't drown for now. It's decided, this is no longer a sanctuary. It's my version of  Overlook Hotel. Let's put down all the pieces on the warmap slowly and once all is in place;

FEAR = fuck everything and run!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A gentler day

It's my birthday and it seems like God has a way of giving me a break. Or some sort of leeway...Not much trouble given in weekly meeting. Our r&d didnt ffk us. And in general I had a little less stressful day. Hope it turns out betterlike this more often, again I only have a birthday one day a year hahaha..Well hope a bridge not burnt off gives me a glimpse of light at the end...

I ranted on FB regarding what happened. About the blackmail by boss. About being unfairly reviewed based on my latest assignment. (Last year performance) about some crazy arrangement. Dual role that conflicts, one requiring most time at customer site while the other is a demanding internal job...So how? Work day time on project and come back to office at 6pm to start platform work? And to make it worst Saturday meeting n work seems compulsory...Oh goodness

Visit to HUKM KL

Baby E having fever, sore throat and coughing since 2pm yesterday. Early morning we decided it's to pay the hospital a visit. Coughing has been~3 weeks.

Upon arrival at emergency, we first show the birth cert to counter. Get a consultation with a nurse. We waited quite some time here and there due to some funny unclear process the hospital has..

The nurse will provide a slip with number.
Bring this to next registration counter. Yes the slip with number is useless to queue at doctor. Once registered again at registration counter, we were referred to payment counter. There wifey need to refer to Hermis # something that can waive the fee for government staff. Other than that it's pay up first.

Next ,we waited for x Ray result. Blood test result and then immediately got warded as it's suspected as TB infection. So many doctor, in trainingss whatever come by.

Fast forward one rough week. MIL follow me every morning , drop her to hospital with wifey staying there. And last Saturday staying overnight at hospital ...Finally we can discharge as it's just a normal lung infection. It's daily torture as baby E cries and is traumatized by the blood drawing each time.

Once TB test is negative they basically leave us alone. I met a high school mate here, SH Tan...Being a doctor is really taxing n rough. Sacrificed a lot, just like the doctor I spoke to briefly...'We are only human'

Monday, April 10, 2017

10 things to do for 35 to 55 years by ck5354

nice sharing by ck's blogpost. mostly chinese so then translation is a bit skewed to me.
Anyway, it's a good reminder to my (or your) busy daily struggle/drag whatever your situation is in. Be strong & keep going!

Excerpts from the blog - banana version

1、这个年龄已经不允许你不成熟 ( Be mature, let go)
2、储蓄友谊 ( Collect Friendship, this one need to keep it up)
3、播种善良 ( Charity - must do more)
4、懂得音乐 ( Enjoy music)
5、避开两种苦 ( Can't get and Love)
6、学会承受 ( Learn to be responsible, Okay)
7、保留感恩的心 ( Appreciate what you have, Okay)
8、热爱工作 ( Love your job, Okay)
9、善于学习 ( Learn, Okay)
10、享受运动 ( Enjoy Sport/Exercise, this one must keep it up)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

KL to Bangkok -business trip (solo survival journey)

It's been a while since i travelled solo for business. This time to Bangkok via Malaysia Airline.

 Murtabak Ayam..just soso. Maybe nasi lemak is better. Met a dude working for Google, pretty young guy, but didn't manage to get his contacts to keep in touch. Well anyway.

 Get a new SIM +data. For DTAC it's 299 for unlimited data, valid for 7 days. Cause of the long queue, probably the best I guess, and didn't disappoint.

 Machine is coin operated, or queue at counter. This one is outside baggage collection, there are a few smaller stalls. Other choices is True Move and AIS. I saw somewhere AIS gave like 4G unlimited data , valid for 7 days @ 299 baht too.

As soon as I get data, I can call for Grab..It's fixed 500 baht + 75 baht toll fee. This fee is not included in his receipt unfortunately. :( So I kind of got cheated 50baht off my claim, only get the 25 baht toll receipt.

Journey took almost 1hour +, pretty jammed and the taxi driver said a little (niynoi?)

Hakka Lui Cha ,Unnamed stall @ Cheras batu 9 Alam Jaya

Main dish minus grounded tea soup.

Wife suddenly have a craving for Lui cha, an almost full vegetarian Hakka dish and she started scouring the internet, forums & facebook pages for a good place. We had before at Ho Por Puchong and Green Talk @ Mahkota Cheras which is still quite ok, but not really hit the 'yes' spot yet. Read more on lui cha here. She found a place not too far from where we stayed and off we go for it.

Snuck in between one row of malay stalls, this shop is pretty hard to locate if not for one forumer who share the GPS location. Google up for Serata Catering at Cheras Alam Jaya, the stall is right next to it. (Will see if my Google submission is approved to mark it for public).

GPS location: 3.081519,101.7656368

Parking is just right beside the malay stall at a small alley that leads to the main gate of a construction material shop. It's free or can try your luck on the shoprow next to these stalls.

It's a humble stall with very humble pair of husband and wife, very friendly and down to earth beside the main point that they serve authentic hakka lui cha. With all the original ingredients with almost no hint of MSG taste comparatively with all our experience of lui cha in KL/Selangor so far.

This area is a malay reserved land, thus the reason why the stall is sandwiched between so many Malay stalls. The owner even let my MIL cut the the leaf plant they have in front of the stall. It's not available for sale, so they need to grow their own to use it in lui cha recipe. The lady owner is very surprised that we managed to find the place since it's only locals at this area that knows this place, or for some is a customer's friend recommendation. Operating for >10 years and still surviving is a good signs of consistency and ultimately tells me at least the standard of food is above average for a stall specializing on in lui cha.

Today's menu, and any other day - lui cha. 
Closed on Wednesdays.

Price menu and their simple stall.

Sufficient balance of different types of vegetables, yes original lui cha recipe added with lightly fried peanuts and chopped choi poh (salty preserved radish) makes up the dish.

Unfortunately, whether this is really tasty depends on personal preference. I would say this stall serves less salty lui cha, but at a very balanced taste and a tinge bitterness from the pounded tea soup. Resulting in very satisfying meal that detox your body due to it's leafy ingredients.

The soup is thick and mixed with sesame, not too watery. To be honest, lui cha at this price is a steal nowadays. The effort spent to prepare all the ingredients, and time needed to cook, blend and grind the grounded tea soup makes it very worthy for those who knows how to appreciate the dish. Of course the soup don't look as appetizing as it tastes, try it out to find out =)

Mixing in progress. Overall it's really thumbs up, wifey loves it very much -must be a little piece of heaven at Batu9 Cheras. This is a hidden gem for lui cha lovers. Food is prepared in a very authentic way that doesn't deviates from its original recipe. On top of this, it's really cheap & taste is just ~so original, a very rare lui cha place in KL.

Verdict: Yup, it hit the 'yes' spot for wifey. She is lui cha lover since her Uni times @ Johor where lui cha is more common sight than up above regions.

Bi chia bak @ Medan Selera Top One, Taman Desa Damai (opposite CIMB)

This is the place where the sell the same type of Bi chia bak (noodle soup) at centre of pekan Bukit Mertajam. That original stalled did once went to newspaper for a wrong reason - below par hygiene level. Anyway, the stall still has it's back to back generation of fan base for it's very nice chili and very smooth bi chia bak.

GPS location: 5.3641703,100.4443918

Parking is 'free' around this place, well illegally. Carpark lots actually need a coupon display you buy at nearby convenience stall. Since police rarely make rounds here, it's fine as long as you park inside the carpark lot markings but still at your own risk.

This food court serves the same bi chia bak and from the looks of it, same standard of food but at cleaner environment. My bro & SIL is a big fan and regular customer :)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Boston Baru @ Klang

This trip on a Friday night with work buddies is planned and I tagged along. Upon consulting Mr Google, this place is a quite notoriously known for its long 2 hr wait queue. Take numbers wait then get seated and wait.

The 2 hour wait queue. I actually dread waits like this, but so many are not discouraged at all it seems!

GPS location:3.0502664,101.4458973

Parking can be found anywhere, preferably park on the next block, not direct ly in front as illegal caretaker will collect car park fee.

First after almost 2 hr wait and 30 min sitting chatting and wondering, the 'chiu pai Chao meen' arrived. It has a salty and sourish gravy, pretty appetising and I think very similar to one kind of Malay style fried noodle. Not bad.

Next moonlight Koay teow or 'yue kwong meen' has a combination of lard and distinct peppery flavor. It's super smooth Koay teow is due to the raw egg topping. Overall, it's decent but in my opinion abit overrated from what I read from other blogs. Pork lard is a good bonus to its taste for those that love em. Not sure if raw egg mixed like this is good hygiene enough, but screw it, eat first so far so good, touch wood.

Fried mantis prawn in butter gravy. It's the perfection of batter mix, balanced flavoring and excellent frying techniques. We get piping hot and very crunchy to taste mantis prawn slathered with sweet and butter aroma filled gravy. It's a winner in my book since I really love those crunchy and buttery foodie.

One of the waiter that served us asked with a raised eye brow, only 6 of you guys, indicating that we are ordering quite a lot. We ordered 4 large dish of trademark 'shiong tong lala' or what's they call 'lat tong lala' the reason why this restaurant gets all the attention and 2 hours waiting patronage.

This is also a good dish, ample amount of sliced ginger, chilli padi and fried garlic. It's their trademark and the clams served are fresh. Would recommend to try at least once, but be mentally prepared for the long wait unless you come as early as 5.30pm right when the store is opening. Beware of the spiciness of the clam soup, makes my mouth watery just thinking about it, so good hehe.

4 large lat thong lala, all finished by 6 of us. Total 10 dish done by us after waiting in hunger for 2+ hr..Were struggling with the green and nestum mantis prawn.

Here is their hokkien mee or 'tai lok meen' which some claim is one of the finer dish here. Personally i found it just average, and lacking distinct pork lard presence, it's there but a bit lacking (anyway that's my opinion of what makes a good Tai lol meen'. The one shop i blogged previously about in mahkota cheras is actually better than this.

One of the last dish is the nestum fried mantis prawn. Same as the butter version frying technique is excellent, but the batter mix is too salty and too sweet. This one is super crunchy, super salty and super sweet. Maybe it's a moment's failure as they are calling for table #90+ now. My only lament on both mantis prawn dishes is there are alot of small pieces of mantis prawn and fried batter pieces, so the dish actually appear bigger than it's supposed to be.

Total damage this time is RM183. Pretty good for the taste, but i guess no thanks for next time, the wait is abit too much for me.

Monday, March 20, 2017

When Siang coffee shop @ Bukit Mertajam (opposite dim sum city)

Can't remember how i end up with hokkien mee photo only LOL. But this place is quite a hidden gem for it's delicious pan mee. Yup you hear me right, pan mee at BM, not KL. 

GPS location: 5.3514249,100.473173,19
Parking is found along the shoprows in front, or nearby.

My doubts are banished once i tasted pan mee. My initial thoughts are like, hmm pan mee in BM can't realy beat KL's right? So i was proven wrong. Do drop by and have a try of the pan mee. Hokkien mee is also a favourite among locals here. It's subject to personal preference i guess and mine still lean towards the stall opposite Cheok Sah cinema inside BM town.

image via googlemap

Apparently the chicken rice is also not bad. Will make this part of my stop on my visits home since it's not so far off from Sentosa food court.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Change of ownership, Cukai pintu, Syabas(water) and TNB (electric)

First , we need the previous owner to terminate their water and electricity bill before we do anything.


A) cukai pintu, last paid statement, one copy of SNP, copy of new owner ICs, transfer fee RM50

B) Syabas, copy of last paid receipt, copy of ICs of new owner, copy of SNP, stamping fee RM22.20, transfer fee/deposit RM100

C) TNB, copy of last paid statement, copy of IC of new owner, copy of SNP, deposit RM700 for 3 phase terrace and RM13+ for service charge/transfer fee.


A) cukai pintu is handled by Majlis Bandar, for my case Kajang. Need to get to the right district. Office hour starts pretty early, 8am there will be staff at counter. Am first and only person there at level 4 jambatan penilaian Dan pengurusan harta.

Pre 8am view at L4B. Staff at counter 8sharp.

Nice thing is the whole thing gets done in 10min end to end. Didn't see a numjber counter and alone at the time. So not sure if needs to get a waiting number. I asked that I want to change ownership, get a form, fill up. This one I can change to wife's name no issue. Make RM50 payment, wait couple of minutes wham I get a receipt and new copy of cukai pintu. Checked that details are correct and off I go. Kudos on the efficiency.


Opening hour starts from 9am. From MBKJ it's a very short distance, so I parked on the block behind syabas, next to it is a new building in construction. Free parking :) and still early, along the road is pasar pagi, so went over to grab a pack of bihun + fried egg at RM2. I'm the only dude eating at Syabas gateside bench and there is already a queue close to 9am. Not a long wait as well. Go to counter get form fill in. The new owner this time needs to be here for it. So have to put my name. Go to counter pass all docs and pay stamp+transfer/deposit. It's done on bout 15 min.

Closest one is near BTHO, same thing just park at roadside, pop in get form after checking docs and fill up and get number. Due to its a 3phase wiring, deposit is RM 700, plus stamping and MGMT fee totals up to RM713.18. pay up and get receipt, TNB contractor will install meter within 2days. All done within 15min. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Pressure outside work

Lately have so many unsettled things to close, not work related. A tenancy agreement to stamp that's missing now...Need to find it. A car to buy by end of month..Must view this week..Not sure how long is the actual purchase time needed.
Change ownership tnb (need rm500 deposit) pay for stamp and water... Cukai pintu. The issue with previous owner not happy with lawyer holding their deposit, thus not Handing over last set of keys , fuse and misc items for auto gate, house alarm. This guy is being an old piece of pain in the ass. We foresee possible settlement by peacemaker agent G to make an appointment with onwer us and contractor to settle all at one go asap since the rectification period ends this month. Such timing to start not cooperating. Such timing for SIL to out of blue decide that she wanted to go back just because she feel not needed here. All this just because they are not happy with one little something.....Sigh...Stressed....

Saturday, March 11, 2017

About society disconnection

Bout 3 weeks back I bumped into a long lost friend. Bout 20+.Years since we last met. He said I was being totally disconnected from society. Didn't keep in touch with friends.

Couldn't agree more. But there seems to be very limited time with my LO. Only time I have is weekends, spend some time with daughter, bring her to playground or swimming pool. Sometimes park or shopping mall occasionally. Do groceries or recycling at Tzu chi center and take some time to chill out before bracing for start of next cycle.

Can't really find much time to consistently meet up or yam chat/mamak with friends in my mind. Even with this, I still feel a distance with lui lui. Maybe because I can't reach home everyday before 8.45pm on most days. MIL sends her to school now and is her real day to day guardian and my hero. Wifey takes her to playground after work. Even these things I can only do on weekends. How do I justify going Yamcha or mamak with friends on my limited weekend where time is not even enough for lui lui?

Sometimes I keep pondering on this. I admit that I'm a bit extreme on the family time issue, but still don't feel that I've done enough. Don't feel like I spend really a lot of time with lui lui...Well for now will just spend all the time I can with her.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday rezeki

This one breakfast my colleague treats me and she said this is your rezeki. Apparently it's take away or tapao for my other colleague but the other one also bought her own.

So I'm counting my blessings. Today's rezeki is well appreciated, and delicious too. Be thankful for all good things I encounter whether small or big.

Also for a good tag team accomplice that allows this today


PS: been alot of posts on my own thoughts lately cause #1 no time at work #2 I'm doing what I can half assedly via mobile blogging haha. #3 stressed, I'm back on main career course I guess, but not knowing how things will turn out kind of drives me crazy. It's like trying hard to steer the handlebar of a rollercoaster cart , treating it like a car's steering wheel to somehow pull the strings of the whole turn of incoming events towards where I hope they will be. Seems pretty in vain while the roller coaster rides drives and swings you up, down and from G to G...gosh..project management..🤣

I guess this is how I stay sane these days. Blowing off steam in my own virtual cloud. Maybe one day I will look back and say boy the old me don't know what's tough man.