When everyone is talking about Green for the Earth and Energy saving, it is really shocking that a government will go against the trend.
Palazzo Versace hotel (UEA), when completed in 2010, will have a refrigerated 820 sqm swimming pool.
It will also has a beach with (read this! ) artificially cooled sand.
(A giant windmill machine will be used all day long to cool the sand, while coolant will be pump to the tubes laid under the sand)
Can you imagine the energy needed?
To refrigerate a swimming pool in such a hot place?
I know they are rich.
They have all the right to spend all their money, in anyway they see fit.
Please don’t forget, the resource of this Mother Earth belong to all of us, too.
A couple of nights ago, I was awakened by some strange noise.
Lying in bed, I tried to discern the source of the sound. Only then I realised that it sounded like someone was using some machines to inflate balloon, one after another.
What? Inflating balloon at 1am in the morning? Were they out of their mind?!
The next morning, I found this balloon at my doorstep..
with this piece of paper tied to its string.
Duh. Could they not do it in the morning?
For those of you who were playing computer games ten years ago, you would most likely had cross path with Command & Conquer / Red Alert by Westwood Studio.
Who could forget the husky laughter of Tanya? Or her (in)famous ‘Cha-Ching’ whenever she strike?
After years of lapse, Electronic Art finally released Red Alert 3.
It is like a walk down memory lane. Everything felt right at home ^-^
The graphic looks good, even at lowest setting. Of course, if you own a blazing fast machine, you would be able to visualize in game graphic like those in the photos.
The video … de javu? Haha
The gameplay, as usual, is good. It provides hours and hours of fun.
It is good to ‘visit’ an old game once in a while.
First, the EPF department passed more work to us.
I guess we just did not protest loud enough.
Now IRB is following their footsteps, by giving us more work.
A new schedular tax deduction (STD) system will take effect from Jan 1 to overcome the problem of over-deduction.
The new STD system will require employees to provide to their employers the monthly exemptions, personal relief and rebates they wish to claim as a taxpayer.
Oh, so we all have nothing better to do? Only the IRB department staff is overworked? We have to do their paperwork every month now?
I have been to One Noodle @ SS2 for a couple of times.
I like the atmosphere there, as it is not as noisy or crowded as other eateries.
I would recommend sirloin noodle or beef noodle (as shown in photo) to anyone who is a first timer there.
The soup for the sirloin noodle will come out rich, and the meat simply succulent.
The first impression when they serve you the noodle: Wah. The bowl is so big. Should you place the chopsticks at mid bowl, the chopsticks will simple fall into the bowl!
Of course, the xiu long bao here is not to be missed. Try it.
We were ‘adventerous’ the last time, and we ordered the ‘stuff crab’.
Nice, although you should try to eat it while it is hot.
This is the stage at 1 Utama, New Wing.
Top down view
At certain hour of the day, they will even have ‘fairies’ on the stage.
All around the area, you will see smaller christmas trees.
Of course, who could miss such cutie fella.
Some stalls in the vicinity.
British English vs. Malaysian English
Who says our English is teruk? Just?read below – Ours is simple, short, concise, straight-to-the-point, effective etc.
WHEN GIVING A CUSTOMER BAD NEWS
Britons: I’m sorry, sir, but we don’t seem to have the sweater?you want in your size, but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.
Malaysians: No stock.
RETURNING A CALL
Britons: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone?call for me a few moments ago?
Malaysians: Hello, who call?
ASKING SOMEONE TO MAKE WAY
Britons: Excuse me, I would?like to get by. Would you please make way?
Malaysians: S-kew me.
WHEN ASKING FOR PERMISSION
Britons: Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for me to enter through this door?
Malaysians: (pointing at the door) Can ah?
Britons: Please make yourself right at home.
Malaysians: No need shy shy one lah!
WHEN DOUBTING SOMEONE
Britons: I don’t recall you giving me the money.
Malaysians: Where got?
WHEN DECLINING AN OFFER
Britons: I would?prefer not to do that, if you don’t mind.
Malaysians: Don’t want lah.
WHEN ASKING SOMEONE TO LOWER THEIR VOICE.
Britons: Excuse me, but could you please lower your voice? I’m trying to concentrate over here.
Malaysians: Shut up lah!
WHEN ASSESSING A TIGHT SITUATION.
Britons: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment..
Malaysians: Die lah!!
WHEN SOMEONE DID SOMETHING WRONG
Britons: This isn’t the way to do it. Here, let me show you.
Malaysians: Like that also don’t know how to do!
WHEN ONE IS ANGRY
Britons: Would you mind not disturbing me?
Malaysians: Celaka you!
Finish watching two ‘old’ movies in the last couple of weeks.
Good action scenes. Fast pace. No unnecessary speech / scene.
Comparatively, much better than the first Incredible Hulk movie by Ang Lee that he had turned into a sad love story rather than an action movie.
(This movie is definitely much better than the Iron Man which I watched sometime ago)
The pace is good. The storyline is great. The special effect is fantastic.
Harrison Ford is just way too old for this kind of Indiana Jones movie.
And why isn’t there any kiss kiss hug hug scene in the movie?
This is at Ground Floor, North Court
These stalls can be found between North Court and Center Court.
This is part of the decoration at Center Court. (It was really crowded. I did not manage to snap any photo without being pushed / nudged around)
The nagging of your wife might prove to be good for you.
The man from New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland, bought his ticket just two minutes before ticket sales closed Saturday night.
“My wife had been nagging me all week to get a ticket, so I when saw the Lotto sign … I sprinted in to get the ticket before they closed,” said the man.
“I must have been their last customer of the night,” he said, adding that the young married couple had had a “rough” couple of years, reduced to one income after having children.
He discovered their newly won fortune Sunday thanks to his wife’s request for a barbecued sausage.
Out shopping for bargains, the man said he didn’t have enough money to buy his wife the sausage she’d asked him for. So he decided to check his Saturday lottery ticket in case he’d won a small prize.
“I could not believe it when they said I was actually the big winner,” he said.
When he showed the printout to his wife, she initially thought they had won $4,200 (NZ$7,700).
“When she realized how much it really was, she fell to the floor, and then said: ‘but all I wanted was a sausage.’”
Probably the wife now can change her status to : Professional Nagger
Why not? She earn a ton of money through her nagging