Since government announced the credit card tax, the sales of credit card had dropped significantly. Some even said it was as much as 80%.
To recoup their losses, banks had came up with various campaigns, including some dirty tactics.
One of the bank sent my wife a letter on December (just before 1 Jan 2010), stating that they had increased her credit limit to Rm35,000. Now, why would she need a credit limit which is more than 30 times her monthly expenditure?
(no, sorry, the picture is taken from the web)
One week later, the bank issued her a Platinum card.
Now we knew its trick. It was to increase the number of cards we own!
Immediately, we placed a call to its call centre. We insisted that we would want the card to be canceled without even being activated.
Dirty tricks indeed.
Since quite a few of you are interested in the response from the post the length they would go, I will write a short post as part 2.
My jaw dropped when I heard what the girlfriend said. I stared at the guy incredulously.
After regaining my pose: “I am sure you have quite a few Muslim students in your class?”
He just nod his head.
I continued: “I guess they are still coming to attend their classes?”
He grinned sheepishly.
“If all of them can do it, why do you think you would need four days of rest? Do you know that more than half of our country are Muslim? What will happen if everyone behave like you?”
Both of them decided to leave.
Noticed quite a few weird things during my trip back to Ipoh.
One thing that stuck to my mind was :
While I was overtaking a car, I noticed that the car had its windows wound down, and its driver’s right hand hanging outside the window.
Curious as I saw that the hand wasn’t holding a cigarette (that would seemed to be the most likely reason to keep the windows wound down), I took a good look at the driver. It was then that I saw the driver retracted his hand. I thought: Ahh, finally decided to keep both hands on the wheel?
To my horror, I was proven wrong immediately! While he decided to keep his right hand on the wheel, his left hand migrated to … pinch his female companion’s face and … then travel south!
I decided to really to step on the gas and accelerated ahead. Not really save to have this car 100 meters within mine.
Dumex Dugro launched their new look (and new packaging) in 1 Utama.
For that, they have the “Dumex Dugro Adventure”.
Though the ‘adventure tunnel’ was rather short, and less exciting than the Immufortis function in March, my kids still enjoyed themselves. Thank you Dumex.
Of course. It was a lot of fun looking at those … mascots?
I watched quite a few movies within the last couple of weeks, on my player.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
The story was simple and predictable. I like the fighting scenes, as they were very well ‘choreographed’ and filmed. Fast and clean.
For that, I would say it was better than expected.
This is even worst than the horrible “Quantum Of Solace”! Maybe I should really stay away from such ‘chasing criminals across the globe’ movie. I just could not understand the plot at all!
The reason I watched this movie was Dakota Fanning. Was it worth it? I would say I like her previous films much more, when she was much younger. Irony, huh?
Inevitably, we will compare it with the famous “24″. In that, Jack Bauer won by a mile!
I don’t know. It seems that other than those summer Box Office, the other movies just … do not measure up when being compare to TV show.
I know people like to add tons of applications to their Iphone, but this application is real WEIRD.
When the movie start, you start this application on your Iphone. It will tell you when is the good time to take a run for the toilet.
Gosh. Don’t you think it is not only redundant, it is real weird?
Sounded like there are a lot of obsessive people out there!
Got a letter from Telekom yesterday.
Your details will be listed in Telekom Directory. If you decided NOT to have your details published, you will have to send this letter back to TM. Should TM not received your reply by 31 July, you are considered to have approve for the publishing of details.
Have you decided?
What is your choice?
Should I object to it?
Your opinion is very much appreciated.
You believe in fate?
Two ladies came for interview a couple of weeks ago (on different day). I promised to call them should any vacancy appear.
I just pinned their contact numbers on a board.
Then my part time nurse decided to quit. At random, I picked up one of the number and started dialling.
She did not pick up the phone. I looked at the number. Oh? That appear to be the 2nd nurse who turned up for interview. Why did I pick the 2nd nurse? No idea.
I decided to call the first candidate then. She picked up almost immediately, and obviously she got the job.
15 minutes later, the 2nd nurse returned my call. She sounded so happy on the phone : You called me to give me a job?
I … I … how should I tell her? Fate not on her side?
I was filling up my Borang B 2008, and I suddenly realized something amiss.
I couldn’t figure out the problem, until I finished the whole process (crack my head / pulled out my hair) and finally placed the stack of forms onto the rack. Eh? Where were the other stack of forms? The CP 500?
Oh shoot. I have to pay at the bank on 1 July. Where had I placed the form?
After looking high and low for it, I decided that it would not be found. I placed a phone call to LHDN, and related my … mistakes to them. To my surprise, the lady on the other end was really nice. She never utter any impolite sentences (which I fully expected)
1) You are so careless!
2) We will not tolerate your mistake. You will be charged for that.
3) Can’t you even take care of your own property?
Instead, she just requested my serial number with a neutral tone. Then she even ask: You want me to fax it to you?
Wow. I got it within 5 minutes! Talk about efficiency!
I think shopping complexes around town are having sort of a ‘movies week’.
Last week, we saw someone walking with full Star Wars costumes. (Sorry. Too crowded around them. Could not get anywhere near them).
Then we ended up with this … character.
Transformers will obviously not to be left out.
Apparently, these are for a movie meant for … kids? (Do you really need that much of fire power???)
Yesterday, we literally walked into a bunch of Power Rangers. Cool eh?