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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

When the sun is needed

When will we need the sun? I am sure you will tell me: it is when we need to dry our clothes. For me, it is untrue. I do not need the sun to dry my clothes. My clothes are hanged indoor under the fan to dry, there is no use of sun light.

When I need the sun light? I do not like the sun, it is devilry hot, making people sweating. However I have waited for the sun light to come out of the clouds for few days.

What for? The prawn crackers are awaiting the sun to heat them up before it is ready to deep-fry in the pot. Without the heat, the prawn crackers would not come up nice and big!

When I needed the sun most, it decides to hide away from me. Chinese New Year to drawing near, the crackers needed to be ready before that to serve my dear relatives.

These few days, the sky remained cloudy, without direct sun light, and randomly rain a little bit. Weird huh? It supposed to be deadly hot during Chinese New Year, but the weather seems to change. Is it the prior notice to the end of the world?

Before the world ends, I'll try out my luck in bingo sites. lol!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Those who follow my blog would probably knew by now that I am yearning for a baby but yet to have one. Don't you think I have got no knowledge about baby! I am the eldest in my family (though I am the only child), I have a few younger cousins. I always took care of them while my mom and aunt were busy.

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Busy preparing for CNY

That's only a week before Chinese New Year finally arrived. Meaning that it's also a week before my birthday arrived!

My birthday falls on the day before first day of CNY. I think we shall have a small small celebration - yum cha, after the annual CNY eve dinner. I'm pretty sure hubby won't have any gift for me. But that's not a big deal, as long as he treated me good and we are happily together.

I'm quite busy these days since the CNY is drawing near, my aunt had many orders. Orders in terms of buying CNY biscuits, foods, this and that...... Kuantan had really nothing, she wants to buy everything in Ipoh, and bring back - almost everything in Kuantan had a higher selling price compared to Ipoh.

Okay, till then - I would have to continue busying!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

TABASCO® Original Red

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cleaning the home ‘is bad for heart’???

While browsing news, I come across this interesting article:

Fears about paying bills, getting the car serviced and even cooking can result in heart problems, a study has found.

Cleaning, shopping and looking after the household budget can also raise blood pressure, it says.

Worrying about how you will cope, rather than the actual workload, is thought to be the cause of the problems.

However, looking after children or pets is not thought to have adverse effects on blood pressure.

A total of 113 men and women in full-time work took part in the study and gave details of levels of responsibility for running their homes.

Systolic readings – a form of measuring blood pressure – rose by up to 4.4mmHg. The recommended ideal limit is 140mmHg.

‘The perceived responsibility for household tasks, rather than the time spent doing those tasks, is what’s most distressing,’ said the US researchers, whose study is in Psychosomatic Medicine journal.

High blood pressure affects about one in five Britons and the National Health Service estimates that there are 270,000 heart attacks a year in this country.

Oh, I need a temporary cover!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Man shot in head sneezes out bullet

This is ridiculous! Man shot in head sneezes out bullet?

Mr Sangermano, 28, who is expected to make a full recovery, then said he felt no pain other than a strong headache.

‘This was a very strange case and the first of its kind I am aware of,’ said Prof Sid Berrone, who carried out a ‘tidy-up operation’ on Mr Sangermano before sending him home.

‘He was a very lucky man – he could have been easily killed.’

Mr Sangermano was hit by the stray bullet as revellers fired into the air on New Year’s Eve.

The .22-calibre round entered the right side of his head, passed behind his eye, hit a bone in his nose and finally lodged in his nostril, before being sneezed out in hospital.

The incident happened in Naples, Italy, where two other people were hit and one was killed in similar incidents.

Mr Sangermano’s girlfriend, of Turin, who asked not to be named, said: ‘We were walking when all of a sudden there were some bangs and he said he felt a pain to his head – he was covered in blood.’

Mr Sangermano should have a photo calendars to mark down this part of his life!

Time to prepare money

I was being told that the passed Monday, new notes will be available to exchange. However, that's not true, there are no news notes on Monday and the bankers told me they were not sure when the new notes will be out!

When I bank in a cheque just now, I try to ask again. The banker told me tomorrow will be the day, the day when new notes are out and available. Wow! Excited! But she told me to go bank early tomorrow morning since there are limited new notes for this year.

The banker whom told me about the new notes available tomorrow is from Maybank, but I think all others banks will issue out the new notes on the same day since Bank Negara is the one who decide when the new notes being distributed.

Okay, I will be fast - 9am stand-by in front of the bank with money in hand! Wakakaka.... I will need to exchange new notes for my in-laws, aunt, father and ourselves. That is why I must present at the bank as early as possible, just in case there are really little new notes available for exchange. lol!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Gosh, I 'm stuck in the saloon from 10.30am to 12.45pm!!! No, no! I'm not doing any treatment, perming, coloring nor rebonding. All I want to do is to wash and cut my fringe.

Since Chinese New Year is around the corner, saloons tend to increase price around 10 days ahead, that is why the saloon is packed during this time. I waited in front of the shop even before it opens. Yet, I have to wait for long time before my hair is washed and waited longer to have my fringe trimmed.

Fortunately, I bumped into my ex-ladyboss who coincidentally went there to rebond her hair. We chit-chatted about everything happened recently. Thus time won't passed boring. My ex-ladyboss is working for her dad to take care of the developer department. Now that she has stopped working with his dad, she will launching another developer partnered with my ex-colleague. They are building terrace houses in Kampar. And they will have their custom design business cards. It is always a good idea to part out from own parents to do business, not to rely on parents is great for me. I envy them for their courage. I wish them every success.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Service tax increase to 6% from 5%

I was asking about where to get a genuine Astro remote control from the Astro call centre. Only now that I found out that the genuine remote controls are not sold in local Astro centre, we have to get it from a shop name Cynnyx. Selling price is RM30.

While searching for the call centre contact number, I accidentally saw this: Government Service Tax. With effect from 1 January 2011, all pay TV broadcasting services (paid satellite broadcasting services) including Astro will be subjected to a service tax of 6% as announced by the Government in the Budget 2011 in which this service was not subject to service tax previously.

This means my coming Astro bill will be charged an additional 6% as the GST!!! *Faint*While searching for more info regarding the Astro GST, I realized that we will be paying almost everything higher price than yester-years!

According to the Malaysia Budget 2011, service tax rate will be increased from 5% to 6% with effect from 1 Jan 2011. This will impact quite a number of service industry as well as individual consumptions. This may be a temporary measure to increase government revenue while pending the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST). You may probably feel the effect of service tax increase, although some said marginal, in 2011 when you visit to the restaurants, or when you pay your telephone bills.

Oh, gosh! My future telephone bills, broadband bills, food bills is even higher by 1%. You may think it's not many difference, but this may brings the government a lot of extra income!!! I need a beam clamps! #@$%@^

CNY is coming?

When I'm in the bank to hand in the EPF and SOCSO bank in slip with the cheque, I asked when can we change new notes. The banker told me next Monday, new notes will be available.

Came back from the bank, I counted - it's only 2.5 weeks away from Chinese New Year!!! It is so near yet I can't feel the CNY mood? May be it's because I didn't go KL for CNY clothes shopping this year. Shopping malls in Ipoh are decorated with red lanterns and stuff, but it is minor compared to KL's shopping malls.

Gosh, I haven't got myself and hubby any new clothes for CNY. When I was small, I got a lot of new clothes for CNY. Growing up into adult, my new year clothes become lesser. And yet, I insist to have at least a piece of new clothes for the first day of CNY. But finding nice clothes is a hard task for me - with my size. Hopefully I'm lucky to found one for myself and one for hubby.

Hubby and I are thinking to escape to Kuantan on the 4th day of CNY, back to my aunt's house to prepare a Java PDF for my coming plans.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A whole new year

It is already 2011. It is always fast year after year, month after month, day after day! It is a blessing we all went through a year safe and sound. Nothing serious happened for the previous year, though some sadness is inevitable.

In this whole new year of rabbit, I have got some plans and wishes, and I will try my best effort to make it comes true. With many things that we can't control, I will try to over come it uneventfully by all means.

What is your wish for year 2011? I wish, I wish, I wish could have a baby of my own in the year of rabbit. It had move forward to the 2nd half year of marriage, yet I am able to carry a baby to full term. It always choose to leave me before 2 months of pregnancy. We are yet to figure out what is the cause of the miscarriages, nor did the doctors. May be it is not the time yet. Or really our house's feng shui problem??? Any how, we will try our very best to make it a success! Wish us luck!!!

Hubby and I have already planned for holiday trips for this year. We are going to Korea on April and Bangkok on May. Yay! We enjoy traveling a lot!

Lastly, we are finding way to earn more. Our monthly earning currently is not enough for long run, we need more for saving and investing. Hopefully the company checks we will be receiving before Chinese New Year is BIG enough for us to have a Happy Chinese New Year!!!