Ai Pei Sheah


Monday, October 30, 2006

Banks I use - Alliance Bank, Ambank, Southern Bank

I always use Alliance Bank (formerly Multi-Purpose Bank Berhad) because normally there's not many people at the bank. So there's no much of a queue. Other reasons:

1) Free cheques (no need to even pay for stamp duty).
2) Interest on balance above RM2000 on my combined current/savings AllianceSave account.
3) Reasonably good online banking (a bit too paranoid though).
4) Temasek is a shareholder - will their service get better? I hope it does not go the way of OUB Bank-terminated the account there when UOB bought over & change the rules.

Other banks i use? Ambank, Southern Bank (just for their free-for-life credit card), Public Bank (just for my renter to bank-in). Hate Maybank because when I wanted to open an account a few years back, the queue is damn long. It was at the Ampang Park branch. I left without managing to open one and never regreted it. Further : Their motto is "Revenue & profit increased due to focus on fee-based services". So it won't be cheap using their services because they always want you to pay a fee.

So be a smart consumer - go to other banks!

So many road tax stickers!

Whoa. So many road tax renewal on this lorry. I was pumping petrol at Mobil Kajang when I saw this monster. However, it's the number of road tax stickers on the lorry that got my attention.

By the way, I always pump petrol at Esso / Mobil because got royalty card mah. They call it Smile. But the petrol there smelly. It smells toxic.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Densha Otoko (電車男, Train Man)

Recently I am watching a comedy japanese drama on 8tv, every saturday 6.00pm. It is funny, romance and highly recommended. Unfortunately, it only showed one episod per week. I lost my patient to wait this drama every weekend.

A true love story turned to bestselling novel, created from the Internet BBS, 2channel to blockbuster hit movie. Itoh Misaki plays Aoyama Saori, working as an office lady at a MNC, gets into trouble with a drunkard on a train. She's saved by Yamada Tsuyoshi, played by Itoh Atsushi. As a form of appreciation, she sends him Hermes teacups. Having no experience with the opposite sex, Tsuyoshi decides to ask for help on the Aladdin Channel BBS on how to interact with Saori.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Flood at Kajang town (Banjir kat Bandar Kajang)

Kajang had a bad flood yesterday. I was informed by my brother this morning. So, took the motorbike out to the town to check it out. It's near the Kajang Pasar. The Alam Flora workers are cleaning up the mud resulted from the flood.

I guess now the song for Malaysians should be "Where will the flood strike next?"

By the way, Alliance Bank is one of my favourite bank. Why? It earns me interest with their Alliancesave account (it's a current plus savings account), plus it gives me free cheques (no need to pay stamp duty). Other than that, there's no long queue normally at the bank because not many customer mah. Their online banking is quite decent too.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Accident near Kajang toll exit

The accident happened at the road that i take when going home daily. It's from Putrajaya to Kajang (i think it's part of SILK highway). I saw the burnt car & crying couple. It's very terrible with one death. The other four survive.

The Bomba guys has a cool head even when facing such tragedy.

The remains ((shudder)).

You can see the bones.

So, please don't speed on the road. It may be thrilling but you might regret it. This serves as a reminder to me too.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


There’s been a spat of robberies in the housing estate where I’m living. Nowadays it’s so common that most doesn’t make it to the newspaper. It doesn’t matter where you live – Kajang, Puchong, PJ, Bangsar, Klang, Shah Alam, Wangsa Maju, Ampang , Ipoh, Sg. Siput in short everywhere, there’s a chance you’ll be a victim.

These few days alone, there’s 2 robberies here.

It’s just a small Taman with about 200 over houses. However, occupancy is about 50%. It’s a wonder to me. There’s quite a number of people who bought their houses which was completed last year and it seems to take forever for them to move in. And I have to endure the noises when they’re renovating their house – one after another. What ‘s the matter? They don’t have to queue lar. Some more want to bang here bang there even on Sunday. There’s one house that started renovation last year but still not yet completed till now. It’s abandoned. Maybe there’s a ghost living there.

Conclusion: I need a gun.

At the meeting there's reporter from China daily who took some pics & interview the relevant people. The article was published yesterday (14 October). I'm in one of the pictures he...he.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

blogging to earn? mlm in internet

other than those who enjoys about sharing, the rest who are trying to earn from blogging is just like jumping into a bandwagon of mlm (multi level marketing - not mana lalu makan) enthusiast. few will really earn, the rest are just making up the numbers & transferring their little bit of wealth to those few.

just my view though...

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Samy Vellu joke

> Samy Vellu was visiting India when he fell and broke his jaw. He was
> unable to speak. Being the great leader that he is, he continued his
> grand tour.
> On the last week of his visit, the RTM crew was present for his press
> conference. Although unable to speak, Samy insisted on sending a message
> home to his Cabinet colleagues. Samy caught a chicken and showed it to
> the camera. Next he took a goat, and showed it to the camera. Finally he
> took a bag and displayed it in front of the camera
> Dr. Ling was the first to see the video clip. He said, "Samy is telling
> us that India has insufficient food because he showed us a chicken and a
> goat, and he wants Malaysia to donate bags of rice. "Mahathir watched
> silently then said, "No lah....what Samy is trying to say is HE IS
> COMING BACK. The whole cabinet was puzzled and look to the old man for
> an explanation.
> Mahathir reasoned, "AYAM KAMBING BAG." ("I am coming back" in Indian
> accent)

Malaysian company's management practise

A newly-joined trainee engineer asks his boss

" What is the meaning of appraisal ? "

Boss : " Do you know the meaning of resignation ? "

Trainee : " Yes, I do. "

Boss : " So let me make you understand what an appraisal is by comparing it with resignation. "


In an appraisal meeting they will speak only about your weakness, errors and failures.

In a resignation meeting they will speak only about your strengths, past achievements and success.

During an appraisal you may need to cry and beg for even a 10% pay hike.

In a resignation meeting you can easily demand ( or get more without asking ) more than 50-60% pay-hike !

During an appraisal, they will deny promotion saying that you did not meet the expectation, you don't have leadership qualities, and that you had several drawbacks in reaching objective/goal.

During resignation, they'll say you are the core member of the team; that you are the vision of the company, and so " How can you go ? "; you have to take the project on your shoulders and lead your juniors to success.

There is a 90% chance of not getting any significant incentives after appraisal.

There is a 90% chance of getting an immediate pay-hike after you put in your resignation.

Trainee : " Yes, boss, good enough. Now I know what to do.

When you are about to do my appraisal, I will resign. "

Friday, October 06, 2006

Well managed company

The ideal company .... (if you're the boss)


Company Policy: Effective from January 2006

Dress Code
It is advised that you come to work dressed according
to your salary. If we see you wearing Prada shoes and
carrying a Gucci bag, we assume you are doing well
financially and therefore do not need a raise. If you
dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money
better, so that you buy nicer clothes, and therefore
you do not need a raise. If you dress just right, you
are right where you need to be and therefore you do
not need a raise.

Sick Days
We will no longer accept a doctors statement as proof
of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you
are able to come to work.

Annual Leave Days
Each employee will receive 104 Annual Leave days a
year. They are called Saturday & Sunday.

Bereavement Leave
This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing
you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers.
Every effort should be made to have non-employees
attend to the arrangements. In rare cases where
employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should
be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to
allow you to work through your lunch hour and
subsequently leave one hour early.

Toilet Use
Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet.
There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the
stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will
sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall
door will open, and a picture will be taken. After
your second offence, your picture will be posted on
the company bulletin board under the Chronic offenders
category. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be
sanctioned under the company's mental health policy.

Lunch Break
Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need
to eat more, so that they can look healthy. Normal
size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced
meal to maintain their average figure. Chubby people
get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time
needed to drink a Slim-Fast.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here
to provide a positive employment experience.
Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns,
complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations,
insinuations, allegations, accusations,
contemplation's, consternation and input should be
directed elsewhere.


The Management

Thank you.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Gateway no yaro!!

Because of my Gateway laptop being not so good....i have to cheer myself up.

Citer 1
Suami : Kenapa Sayang menangis?
Isteri: Saya telah baca sebuah buku. Sad endinglah bang..
Suami : Buku apa?
Isteri: Buku bank abanglah..

Citer 2
Aderla sorang lelaki datang ke sebuah rumah untuk meminta derma. Derma untuk rumah orang-orang tua. seorang budak pun membuka pintu.
budak : derma ape bang?
lelaki : derma untuk rumah orang-orang tua. adik ada apa-apa untuk didermakan?
budak : nanti jap.saya ambilkan atuk saya.
lelaki : ?????

Citer 3
Tunang Farid, Siti, menelefonnya untuk memutuskan pertunangan mereka.
Farid : Mengapa?
Siti : Saya dah bosan ngan awak. saya dah ada teman baru. Sebelum tu awak mesti kembalikan semua gambar saya.
Farid : Ok. Tapi saya tak ingatlah yang mana satu gambar awak, Nanti awak pilihlah sendiri. Yang selebihnya kembalikan kepada saya.
Siti : Erkkkkkk........ Benci ........

Citer 4
3 org menaiki motor dan ditahan polis trafik. Namun pemandu motor tersebut tidak berhenti. Katanya, 'Tak Muat Dah Tok, Kami dah bertiga!!!

Citer 5
Citer ni member aku yg beritau. Sampai nak pecah perut dibuatnya. It happen at Jalan Loke Yew. Satu malam tu kawan pompuan ni la, dia baru jer balik dari party, tak tahu how many glasses dia minum ler tapi memang dia betul-betul mabuk. So masa on the way home she got blocked from the police officer and asked for her driving license and so on but unfortunately at the same time tu, there was an accident happen a cross the road. Quite major jugaklah accident and the policeman leave her and rushed to the accident scene.So this stupid girl dah gabra tak tahu nak buat camne, she just ran off back to her car and head straight back home in Klang.

So the next morning polis datang ketuk pintu rumah dia dan polis tu tanya dia, "AWAK PEGI MANA MALAM SEMALAM?"

Pompuan ni pulak jawab, "TAK KEMANA ENCIK. SAYA KAT RUMAH JER."

So polis tu tanya lagi, "BETUL KER???"
So polis tu kata, "YE KER? (sambil tergelak) MARI SINI, KELUAR JAP"
Lepas tu polis tu tunjuk, "HA!!! ITU KETA SAPA TU??"

Pompuan tu macam nak pengsan sebab dia dah terbawak keta polis yg malam tadi balik rumah, dia ingat keta dia sebab kaler sama warna putih (wira) cuma keta dia takde sticker polis kat tepi pintu jer. Tak pasal2 kena saman RM1000 dan gantung lesen 1 tahun.

Citer 6
Seorang Tok Batin baru membeli motorsikal Honda dan kebetulan pada jalan pulang terserempak dengan kawanya yang ingin menumpang, lalu ditumpangkan kawanya itu. Dalam perjalanan kawannya merasakan Tok Batin hanya mengunakan gear 1 sahaja lalu bertanyalah kawanya itu,
Kawan Tok Batin : Kenapak kamu hanya pakai gear 1 sahaja.
Tok Batin : Kalau rosak 1 gear ada 2 lagi gear.
Kawan Tok Batin : ????????

Citer 7
Seorang posmen yang datang menghantar surat .
" Assalamualaikum "
" Walaikumsalam "
" Ni rumah encik Sameon ye?
" Ya saya"
" Poning kepala saya mencari alamat rumah encik ni "
" Buat susah aje encik nie! Apsal tak pos aje?"

Citer 8
Orang Asli Dan Polis
orang asli : selamat pagi tuan
polis : selamat pagi
polis : apa hal
orang asli : saya nak buat repot tuan
polis : fasal apa tu
orang asli : kawan saya di baham harimau
polis : pukul berapa
orang asli : dia tak pukul, terkam
polis : habis?
orang asli : tak habis, tinggal kepala

kisah 1
Seorang lelaki pergi ke klinik mata. Setelah matanya diperiksa, dia bertanya: " Doktor, lepas pakai cermin mata nanti, boleh ke saya membaca macam orang lain?" "Dah tentu, " jawab doktor. "Oh, gembiranya. Dah lama saya buta huruf, akhirnya boleh juga saya membaca," kata lelaki
itu dengan riang.

kisah 2
Sebaik sahaja mengambil tempat duduk di ruang menunggu sebuah klinik, Shan terpandang Amin sedang menangis teresak-esak. Dia segera mendekati
Amin. : Shan Kenapa menangis?
Amin : Saya datang untuk ujian darah.
Shan : Awak takut ke?
Amin : Bukan itu sebabnya. Semasa ujian darah dijalankan, mereka telah terpotong jari saya.
(Mendengarkan penjelasan Amin, Shan menangis.)
Amin : Eh, kenapa pula awak menangis?
Shan : Saya datang untuk ujian air kencing...

kisah 3
Seorang atok membawa cucunya ke pejabat pos untuk menghantar surat . Cucunya bertanya bila melihat atoknya memasukkan surat ke dalam tong berwarna merah.
"Atok buat apa tu?".
"Atok bagi surat kat kawan atok,cu!" jawap atoknya.
Cucunya bertanya lagi, "Apa bangang sangat kawan atok duduk dalam tong merah tu?"

kisah 4
Seorang pegawai polis masuk ke bilik mayat sebuah hospital untuk menyiasat punca kematian tiga lelaki sekaligus. Selepas memeriksa mayat-mayat itu, dia bertanya kepada penjaga bilik
Polis : Mengapa ketiga-tiga mayat tersenyum?
Penjaga : Lelaki pertama sedang bersanding, apabila tiba2 diserang strok. Lelaki kedua pula khabarnya menang loteri dan mati serangan sakit jantung manakala yg ketiga disambar petir.
Polis : Hah! Kenapa disambar petir pun tersenyum?
Penjaga : Masa tu dia ingat orang sedang ambil gambarnya...

Asian's engrish is good!

Got this in a forwarded mail...

Please read carefully, 10 u will understand.

This is hilarious...even an Englishman could not construct sentences using
Exclusively only to great Malaysian and Singaporean Chinese....

Ah Lek was asked to make a sentence using 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10. Not
only did he do it 1 to 10, he did it again back to 1.

This was what he came up with...

1 day I go 2 climb up a 3 outside a house to peep. But the couple saw me,
so I panic and 4 down. The man rush out and wanted to 5 with me. I run so
fast until I fall 6 and throw up. So I go into 7 eleven and grab some 8 to
throw at him. Then I took a 9 and try to stab him. 10 God he run away. So,
I put the 9 back and pay for the 8 and left 7 eleven. Next day, I call
my boss and say I am 6 . He said 5, tomorrow also no need to come back 4
work. He also asks me to climb a 3 and jump down. I don't understand, I so
nice 2 him but I don't know what he 1 .