Friday, June 26, 2009


my latest collections from Qies n Iza ...


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.

Love all his songs....May Allah be with u Amin

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Move to revive JB city centre

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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Manage Your life by M.P.Dunleavey

An easy-does-it budget anyone can follow -

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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

nite activities

nite fishing

karaoke session

celebrating Nisa 14th birthday

nite view of kelong acheh

Acheh Island

in the evening we went to Acheh Island nearby for swimming ..

Fishing time ...

Our boat ride ...

At Penyabong jetty b4 taking the 15 min boat ride to Kelong Acheh ...

Kelong Acheh 20/6/09-21/6/09

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.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Influenza A: Compulsory to fill health form

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.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Movie nite

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

Starring: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver
Genre: Horror / Thriller

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Tour Guide to good living

Just want to share dis article i read frm nst .. my colleague Murnie works as a part-timer in dis line. She's doing well.

LOKMAN Sabar, 50, has everything to smile about despite the current economic slowdown.

As a tourist guide, he takes home as much as RM360 a day.

"I came across about the course in the newspaper organised by Institut Karisma."

Two weeks after completing a course in which he was taught to be well-versed about everything Malaysia, be it historical or geographical, he secured his first assignment.

"Things have been looking good since then."

Lokman said the RM4,000 he paid for the course was well worth the money.

"I really enjoy being a tourist guide as it is a satisfying job and the money is good, too."

Like Lokman, 25-year-old Aeiminaiza Mohd Abdan also took up the course and now earns between RM200 and RM250 a day.

"For a freelancer, the income is very lucrative. Furthermore, this job also has many perks. We can get lunch treats or shopping vouchers."

Institut Karisma offers foreign language courses to ensure that the students can communicate with foreign tourists.

Its founder, Ungku Shamsoon N'Har Ungku Omar, 53, said a good tourist guide must be able to know everything from A to Z.

"But speaking more than a language is important, too. It is difficult to find tourist guides who can speak other languages such as Vietnamese, Korean, German and Russian.

"Thus, it is advantageous to learn a second or even a third language.

"Knowing the country alone is not enough. The more languages you speak, the better it is.

"One of our former students who speaks Dutch earns RM800 per trip and has been touted as one of the best tourist guides around.

"What I want to emphasise here is that one can make a good living, even as a part-timer," said Ungku Shamsoon N'har.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Johor Bahru ... my city of life

KL and JB among most expensive Asian cities

Kuala Lumpur, Johor Baru and George Town are among the cities which are gaining reputation as the most expensive ones in Asia.

An ECA International survey on the 50 most expensive Asian cities ranked Kuala Lumpur at number 38, Johor Baru (40th) and George Town (42nd).

Globally, Kuala Lumpur is placed 210th, Johor Baru (216th) and George Town (218th).

According to ECA, strong currencies were pushing up the cost of living in Asian locations.

Tokyo, it said, remained the most expensive city in Asia due to the appreciation of the yen against other major currencies.

Others are Beijing (ranked 5th), Shanghai (6th), Hong Kong (7th) and Singapore (10th).

ECA regional director for Asia Lee Quane said the strengthening of Asian currencies was the factor which contributed to the region being more expensive for visitors than it was a year ago.

The cost of living survey is carried out by ECA bi-annually by comparing a basket of commonly purchased consumer goods and services in 370 locations worldwide.

So johorean ... wat do u think?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Morning Hope

Alhamdulillah.... waking up feeling alive, thanking allah that one is still alive. And then start groaning about having to get up to go to work !!!!

Perform prayer n recite doa. Forgive others who had made mistake to you, help others who really need and think positive.

Hmmmmm..... start our day with happy, nice and beautiful thoughts.

Happy Father's Day

"Dear God, this year please send clothes for all those poor ladies in Daddy's computer, Amen."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Being Old ....

Yesterday i spoke with my aerobic instructor who told me if we do not do a regular exercise, we will soon realize we are already too old and boring ...

Maybe what he meant are not about age but about being active and competitive no matter how old we are. Agreeable and acceptable huh ....

Helpful Post Office workers ...

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

Thanks Pocheit ... just makes me smile

Friday, June 5, 2009

True Friends

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. the heart of a true friend