Monday, May 30, 2011

How Celcom Gets Extra Revenue

1. Registers an account for some stranger that works in some place remotely far from hometown(in this case me), and charge them for 3 months... (ok, maybe is someone else who did this, but then already got a few kena, and always Celcom =.=)

2. Sends that stranger a lawyer letter demanding payment or face the consequences...


3. When the stranger checks in to the nearest Celcom Centre, gets the service personnel over the counter to tell him: pay up or get a police report so that they can pass on to their fraud department to handle...

4. The police would tell you to lodge the report at the branch that services the area in said address, which is in hometown...

5. Traveling back to hometown costs more than paying up, so the stranger just goes back to the Celcom Centre and pay up, and get the account terminated...

6. Job done, extra money in the pocket...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Omelette 3.0

No sauuuu sages...

No luncheon...

Just egg and cheeeeeeeesseeeeeeee....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Omelette 2.0

2 days after my Epic Fail Time, I'm off trying again, hehehe~

This time, use only 1 sausage instead of 2, use only 2 slices of cheese instead of 3, screw the luncheon, that would make me some snack later...

As a result,


1 minute later,


Woohoo!~ Yeah yeah YEAHHHHH!!!!~~

Omelette 2.0, success!!~~

I'm gonna go eat now, bye~~~

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Omelette That Was Not To Be

I've never done this for a long long time already... today I shall begin to cook properly, again ^^ .

To kick off with things, I shall begin with something simple: omelette!

Ingredients:

Spam/Pork luncheon meat,


Sausage,


Cheese x1000000,


And of course, eggs!


Problem was, I was so out of touch with cooking already, that I forgot to do a proper estimate of the quantity of ingredients needed... as a result...


The omelette turned into a freakin pile of a mess...


Really Epic Meal Time Epic Fail Time....

But fail also have to eat la... bon appetit =.="


Saturday, May 07, 2011

Epiphany

Usually when I have nothing better to do over the weekend, I would think. I would think about my job. I would think about money. I would think about home. I would think about my fucked up life. I would think about many, many, many, many, many things...

Today, I've been thinking about how a friend of mine used to say to me: "I would never imagine you to be an engineer that's stuck in Penang. You seem much smarter and more adventurous than that. I always thought that you would end up overseas. I didn't envision you to be in such a screw up."

In truth, I wonder about that myself too, a lot. 8 to 10 years ago, that was what I envisioned for myself too, living a more exciting life in places such as Hong Kong, New York, London, Geneva, or whatever exotic cities at least a couple thousand kilometers away from home.

Sometimes, I look at photos of some of my mates who walked those paths in Facebook. Photos of mates all over the world: Singapore, Shanghai, Ireland, Munich, Los Angeles, Montreal, Melbourne... and I wonder, what could have been, what might have been.

Its not that I did not have the opportunities for these. If only I had performed better in the second interview for the ASEAN scholarship selection, if only I had made a spontaneous decision to follow someone to further studies Down Under, if only I applied for GMI instead of TARC, if only I decided to continue study for Masters in Liverpool, if only...

And then I had an epiphany. I realized that somewhere down the road, I suddenly had a change in mind. I did not want to be permanently based somewhere else. Even though 1Niajib & Co always think otherwise, the fact remains that my home is Malaysia, and I need to be at home. I still feel the need to be somewhere that has easy access to family, friends, and awesome pork noodles. I'd rather have myself speaking Manglish than speaking English with unintelligible slang and assuming I am speaking perfect English.

Besides, I did spend a few months in the UK to get my degree and I've been on a Europe tour after that. I even spent a few days in Dubai for good measures on transit when coming back. And my current job has brought me to Singapore occasionally, as well as getting me to set foot on San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Colorado for a couple of weeks. I can even claim that I've set foot on Hong Kong and Tokyo before, although it is just the airport :P

Is that not enough? I'd say that that's pretty enough. Although I can't afford exotic holidays by myself, I've been to more places than most people I know, I think I'm very lucky. I don't think I need to spend a few years abroad to feel special.

Of course, if the boss wants to send me to be based overseas for a few months or a year, I will still accept it gladly la, relo means good money, you know, and money is the most important thing in life after you graduate. Anyone who claims otherwise (ie job security, interest) should go and rot away in oblivion.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Penang drivers

I've been staying in Penang for the best part of 3 years now...

Before I came, I've heard amazing stories of the remarkable "driving skills" of Penangites...

Time has proven those stories right... crazy motorbikes, crazy cut queues, meaningless signals lights, meaningless accelerations and brakings, going 30km/h on a straight empty road.. and so on...

Most of these madness (or idiocy, or stupidity if I wanna use blunt words) I've already get myself accustomed to, so nowadays I can pretty much drive my way around them...

There's one, the ultimate one, that I still cannot figure out how to avoid though...

This ultimate idiocy is called: Rapidly Cutting Lane While Turning Corner

I don't understand why Penang drivers like to do this...

It's not like you are experiencing understeer/oversteer, you're leaving the traffic lights...

And it's very dangerous... you cut into other people's lane while turning, what if he/she didn't see you? BANG!!

And if he/she see you, he/she either cut into the barricade and BANG!!, or he/she slow down, the car behind didn't see and BANG!!

Not good.. not good at all... tsk tsk tsk...