I know quite a few of us have reservation about the efficiency of MEPS banking in Malaysia.
Some of us actually stay away from MEPS, insisting to withdraw money from the ‘original’ bank, to avoid being charged the transaction fee.
All these, are part of Malaysian life.
What I could not understand is:
If your spouse had an accident, bleeding and lying in a clinic, receiving dressing and suture
Don’t you think if there is a bank opposite the clinic, you would just withdraw your money from the ATM as fast as possible?
Your aim should always be to be beside your spouse, right?
It did not appear so.
Quite a few of those spouses refused to withdraw their money from such ATM machine.
They insist to go to their intended bank, regardless of how far the bank was located, or even if they have to search for such bank.
One husband even lost his way, and only manage to find his way back after 45 minutes!
Malaysian mentality is hard to fathom, at times.
No. This was not within a museum. I saw this … car parked near my clinic.
(sorry for the quality of the photo. It was taken with my nurse’s handphone)
A couple of minutes after these photos were taken, the owner came and drove off. The car was perfectly functionable!
The registration number started with “D”. Did the owner just drove the car all the way from Kelantan??!! Amazing.
“To promote prudent spending, a service charge of RM50 a year to be imposed on each principal credit card and charge card; and RM25 a year on each supplementary card, effective from Jan 1, 2010.”
With a simple stroke, our PM just kill off a big industry.
Is that what he want?
Got a tube of cream from a sales person yesterday.
I noticed something fishy when I held it for a while. The weight just did not feel right.
The secret was revealed when I unscrewed the cap.
Following the … fiasco, we decided to give the sales person one hour to ‘cool his mind’.
We called his phone at night : Mr, we would like to inform you that tomorrow we will bring the document to your office, to rectify the problem.
He hesitated: Oh? To my office? Oh? No need. No need. I will see to the problem myself.
Wife: Seriously? You think you can settle it?
Him: Of course! Not to worry.
On Monday, we expected him to call us. No phone call came through. Wife went to the office at 12 noon.
Before wife could reach the clerk, he appeared out of nowhere, all smiling.
“Hi, Miss. Just trying to call you. I already printed a new copy of the insurance coverage for you. Don’t worry. Here it is. As for the registration card, I will pass it to you coming Wednesday.”
Got the car yesterday.
While we were happily checking through the car, the sales person handed over all the document.
We gave a cursory glance at those documents, thinking that it was just a ‘formality’.
To our disbelief, we noticed that the address printed on the car registration card was wrong!
We were not going to blame anyone, as everyone of us made mistake. We just highlighted the mistake to the sales person, thinking that he will say: Oh, sorry, I will rectify it in a jiffy.
We stood there with our jaw dropped, when the sales person actually said: Sorry, this is not our problem. You have to settle it yourself, somehow.
This is ridiculous.
Why should we pay for the problem within their marriage?
Worried over soaring divorce rate in the state, the Terengganu government is offering to foot the bill for couples in troubled marriages to go for a second honeymoon.
He said under the pilot programme, couples on the brink of divorce were sent on a three-day, two-night honeymoon package, and many of them had since patched up their problems.
This shows that even if you choose to become pirates, you need to be knowledgeable.
The French navy says it captured five Somali pirates who attacked one of its vessels early Wednesday morning off the coast of Somalia. The pirates fired on the French ship, mistaking it for a commercial cargo ship. They tried to get away when they realised their mistake, but were pursued by the French and taken into custody.
Or should I say: especially if you choose to be a pirate?
How I wish every departmental head is as ‘ruthless’ and ‘demanding’. Then we will have a much more efficient civil service.
Firemen who have been taking medical leave (MC) to celebrate longer Hari Raya take note: the department is sick and tired of this and will take action against the culprits.
State Fire and Rescue Department director Ab Ghani Daud said this irresponsible practice had affected the quality of service in some fire stations.
He warned firemen that stern action would be taken against anyone found to have taken MC to celebrate the festive season.
Saw this around 7pm yesterday. The stage was still empty.
We were attracted by these, haha.
Since we were told the programme would start only at 8pm (though the banner said 7.30pm … )
We went for our dinner and jalan-jalan somewhere else.
Around 8.10pm, the show finally started. Some pretty primary school kids performed a dance on the stage.
It was followed by some singing by a lady (We really wondered: why this lady? Not as if she had a particularly good voice)
During the second song, our VIP finally decided to arrive: YB Ong Tee Keat.
Ahh. Good. A lion dance show for my kids.
This would be a good time to head home, as we really were not inclined to stand there listening to his speech.
Lantern session at home. (No, no. These were the lanterns we had been using for years. Not those gotten from Sunway, haha)