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My tires are balding

February 22nd, 2012 Posted in General | 5 Comments »

I noticed my front car tires are already showing signs of wear.  My car isn’t an RV but an MPV class.  Fortunately I don’t need rv repairs otherwise, I won’t have a car to go to work. So I called a few tire stores to inquire about the cost of buying a tire.  The cheapest I got was RM190/tire for a Silverstone brand.  If I were rich, I would stick to the more expensive brands.

Family gathering at Nexus Lagoon

February 22nd, 2012 Posted in Family | 5 Comments »

Last Chinese New Year break, the families from my wife’s side decided to hold their annual gathering at the Nexus Lagoon, Karambunai.  The food served potluck-style, so we had brought our spaghetti.  One vegeterian and the other, with chicken all served with spaghetti sauce and cheese.  Anyways, the kids liked it there.  It was a chance to meet all the cousins.  We went swimming, canoeing, boat riding.  Some even tried the water sled.  There was not enough shade so when it started to rain, we all crammed into the picnic table which was under a roof.  How we wished for nemo tents then.  We can all retreat or even take a nap.

Bags for work

February 21st, 2012 Posted in Work | 21 Comments »

These days you rarely see those leather briefcase, the one they call James Bond briefcase.  When I started work, my only work bag was a simple sack bag that looks like the image below.

In it was my water bottle and an umbrella.  Back then I didn’t own a car, so I had to take the mini bus.  It was convenient and light.  Later when I started to earn more, I bought myself a proper work bag.  I still put my water bottle and an umbrella, just in case it rains.  When I I got a car, I used to bring home work, so I needed a bigger and sturdier bag.  So I got myself then a leather bag with room to fit a laptop and even some files.

 

Watching Titan A.E

February 21st, 2012 Posted in Drama | No Comments »

Recently the Disney Channel featured one of its animated movie called Titan A.E.  A.E stands for After Earth.  Earth was destroyed by an alien race that thrives on pure energy.  Cale the starring in the movie was given a ring, probably one of the special titanium rings. The ring’s function was to activate a ship called Titan.  The Titan was somewhat like Noah’s Ark and much more.  When activated, it could build a new world. The alien race, the Drej, wants to destroy the Titan.

Anyways in the end, Cale managed to find the Titan and activate it.  In doing so, the blast energy was too powerful for the Drej’s starship that it was obliterated.

Anticipating for the new remuneration scheme

February 20th, 2012 Posted in Work | 10 Comments »

The PM announced last year of  a new remuneration scheme for all Malaysian Public Service employees.  Upon hearing the new scheme, there was a rush to view what’s in store for over a million public servants.  The new scheme,  Sistem Saraan Baru Perkhidmatan Awam or SBPA for short.  I’ve gone throught the contents.  Generally it looks fine if implemented properly.  What I would suggest is the government to have proper and effective employment screening so as to prevent having deadwoods in the goverment. The anticipated initial implementation was starting 1st January was shortlived due to objections from the public service union, CUEPACS.  So the PM has to make another announcement for a review of the new scheme.  I do hope however there would be some good news before the next General Election.  Although the public service is supposed to be apolitical, but I’m sure the announcement would prove useful if the current government wants the vote of the public servants.