THE KING IS DEAD: Pop icon Michael Jackson died of a heart attack on Thursday at the age of 50. He emerged from childhood superstardom to become the entertainment world's most influential artiste. Jackson was reported to have died at an LA hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home.
THE brisk development of Iskandar Malaysia has had considerable impact on the central district of Johor Baru.
State Local Government, Housing, Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Ahmad Zahri Jamil said there were now fewer economic activities in the central district.
"Moreover, most of the commercial structures in the central district are old buildings that need rehabilitation and redevelopment to ensure the city's sustainability," he said in a written reply to a question from Mok Chek Hou (BN-Stulang).
Zahri said moves to resolve the matter were being carried out by Johor Baru City Council central district development unit.
He said the unit would act as a development facilitator between the city council and stakeholders on matters concerning the development of the central district.
The unit would also come up with suggestions to improve the city's design quality including its accessibility, facilities, infrastructure, and activities.
He also said the unit would also identify initiatives in efforts to promote the central district as a competitive investment spot.
Personally i felt JB central has become a dead city especially at nite ... but with Uptown concept like Pasar Malam lighten it up a bit.
I recently started working with a different budget than my normal one (which calls for a focus on saving first--i.e. meeting certain savings targets first, for unexpected expenses, emergencies, retirement, debt--and then living on the remainder). That's one budgeting blueprint, and I like it; it's helped me to become a pretty agile saver.
This new spending plan is just that--a plan that helps you to be a more disciplined spender. I learned it from my colleague Galia Gichon; it's a topic we often cover when we teach together, but after our most recent seminar in NYC, I decided to test-drive it again. (My budgeting philosophy, btw, is to always try new techniques. As life changes, your financial needs also change.)
See our tips: Money stresses solved! Try our easy-to-follow steps to take charge of your finances—and start loving your life.Here's how it works:
A) Start by listing all your fixed expenses, both regular and irregular (rent, mortgage, loan payments, utilities, prescriptions, insurance, credit card payments, groceries, etc.). Tally up those basic bills--but don't include things like shopping or entertainment. Just list your essential monthly expenses. If you don't know what your typical electric bill is, average a couple of months together. If you don't know what you spend on groceries, check your bank statement, add up receipts, get at least a ballpark figure.
(If you're a freelancer, consultant or otherwise self-employed, include taxes here, because you should be setting aside money each month for your estimated taxes.)
B) Now add the amounts that you save (i.e. pay yourself): include retirement savings, personal savings, emergency savings, travel savings.
C) Add A + B together, and subtract that total from your monthly net income. The remainder is what you can live on, the cash amount you can safely spend each month on sundries like clothes and eating out and new towels, a pedicure, books, etc.
it's company trip again n dis time it's Kelong Acheh - a floating resort at sea. Personally my trip here simply want to have a restful, relaxing stay by the sea. An escapism from the hustle n bustle of city life i would say.
Taken from NST dated 19/05/09 , would like to share with traveller friends out there.
KUALA LUMPUR: From next week, anyone flying into Malaysia will have to fill up a mandatory health declaration form which will be given to them onboard.
Failure to fill the form and provide health particulars could result in a jail term of up to two years and fine of up to RM10,000.
This was among a list of stringent measures announced by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday to curb the spread of influenza A (H1N1) locally.
"Travellers, including Malaysians returning from abroad, will have to fill up their personal particulars, including flight and seat numbers and submit the forms to health officers at the airports. Currently, it is not mandatory to fill the form and it's only done on a voluntary basis. This began a few months ago. Today, we agreed that the ruling making it mandatory be gazetted," Leow said.
This, he said, was apart from the thermal scanning of passengers returning from H1N1-affected countries.
It's wednesday nite n it's movie nite for me n my movie buddy.... Been long i watch horror movie. I should rate dis at 3* out of 5*
Drag me to Hell Synopsis :
From the director of box-office hit Spiderman Trilogy, Sam Raimi once again bring you another new horror DRAG ME TO HELL. A loan officer (Lohman) ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, who turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. Director: Sam Raimi
There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.
One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about. The letter read:
Dear God, I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had $100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension payment. Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with, have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope. Can you please help me? Sincerely, Edna
The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few dollars.
By the time he made the rounds, he had collected $96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman. The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.
Christmas came and went. A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God. All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.
It read: Dear God, How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me? Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends.. We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift. By the way, there was $4 missing. I think it might have been those bastards at the post office. Sincerely, Edna
Sweet things are easy 2 buy, but sweet people are difficult to find. Life ends when u stops dreaming, hope ends when u stop believing, Love ends when u stop caring, Friendship ends when u stop sharing. So share this with which ever u considers a friend. To love without condition... ......... ......... to talk without intention... ...... to give without reason...... .......and to care without expectation. ......is the heart of a true friend