Hong Kong

10 Must Visit Places in Hong Kong :

1. The Peak

2. Lan Kwai Fong & SoHo

3. Happy Valley Racecourse, Sha Tin Racecourse

4. Ocean Park, Repulse Bay

5. Temple Street, Ladies Street

6. Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, Flower Market, Goldfish Market

7. Avenue of Stars

8. Lei Yue Mun Seafood Bazaar

9. Cheung Chau Island

10. Central Escalator

Low Cut

In this 21st century, female wearing low cut is very common among Malaysian Chinese. This fashion trend is originated from the Western world and being adopted by our Eastern society.

However, I am seeing some gals who are daring to wear low cut apparel but at the same time, very scare the upper portion of their boobs being exposed to the eyes of wild wild men. This behaviour / reaction had defeated the purpose of showing the attractiveness of the bodyline in public. It’s like driving a Porsche but covers the car body with a piece of cloth while on the road.

Western gals are very steady and sporting in the sense that they are not afraid of being “admired”. So next time if you wanna adopt something, do it 100%, not half here half there.

Movies - July

Top movies in July

A) The Nanny Diaries (English)

B) The Bank Job (English)

C) Red Cliff -- Part 1 (Mandarin, starring Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro)

D) Sex And The City -- The Movie (English)

E) The Mummy 3: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (English, starring Brendan Fraser, Jet Li )

The movies are selected based on personal evaluation by APAA.

Torres : Thank-you Liverpool

Jimmy Rice 30 June 2008

Fernando Torres has issued a heartfelt 'thank-you' to LFC and its followers for helping him become a European champion.

El Nino scored the winning goal as Spain won their first trophy since 1964 on Sunday – an achievement he insists would not have been possible without the support of the Red half of Merseyside during the last year.

He said: "It is a dream come true and now we have a place in European history, so it is very special.

"It is my first major title but I hope it will be the first of many because I want to win many more titles with Liverpool and Spain.

"I would like to thank the staff and players at Liverpool for their support during Euro 2008 because it makes a real difference when you know you have the backing of the people of your club. Because of this they share in our success.

"I have had a wonderful first season at Anfield and the goals I scored for Liverpool gave me the confidence and belief I needed for the Euros. Again, I would like to thank Rafa and his staff because I have improved as a player thanks to them.

"But it isn't just the people at the club who have helped me, it is also the supporters and the people of the city.

"From the moment I first came to Liverpool I have been made to feel welcome and that is why I am able to enjoy my football so much.

"It is incredible because the Liverpool fans have given me so much support and I know that they have even been supporting Spain. This is something I will never forget and I thank everyone for that.

"Now I am looking forward to competing for trophies with the Reds because I know that means so much to the club and the fans."

Torres - along with countrymen Alvaro Arbeloa, Xabi Alonso and Pepe Reina - will now be given three weeks' rest before returning to Melwood for pre-season training.

Eighteen members of Rafa Benitez's squad returned today, with more set to follow over the next week.

Torres Fires Spain To Euro Glory

Paul Hassall 29 June 2008

Fernando Torres scored a magnificent winner as Spain were deservedly crowned champions of Europe after dominating a one-sided final against Germany in Vienna.

The Reds striker was a constant menace throughout an entertaining clash with Joachim Low's side and deservedly netted the only goal of the game on 33 minutes to once again ensure that he is the toast of Madrid.

The Spaniard broke the deadlock with a the type of goal Liverpool fans grew so accustomed to seeing him score at Anfield last season, when he outpaced Philipp Lahm to race onto Cesc Fabregas' through ball and clip a sumptuous effort over the advancing Jens Lehmann.

It was his second goal of the tournament and little more than he deserved after seeing an earlier header crash back off the woodwork.

Despite going close on numerous occasions in the second period, a good night's work came to an end for El Nino on 78 minutes when he was replaced by Daniel Guiza as the team in red looked to see out the remainder of the match.

One Liverpool player who was on the field of play as the full-time whistle blew was Xabi Alonso, who had a calming influence on his teammates after replacing Fabregas on 64 minutes.

But there was no final appearance for Reds duo Alvaro Arbeloa and Pepe Reina who were once again unused substitutes.

Full-time: Spain 1 Germany 0

Germany 0-1 Spain: Torres ends Spain's pain

ESPN Soccernet, updated: June 30, 2008, 8:00 AM UK

Fernando Torres was the hero for Spain by firing them to Euro 2008 glory against Germany in Vienna - and ending 44 years of underachievement.

Torres struck in the 33rd minute at Ernst Happel Stadion and despite the efforts of Germany skipper Michael Ballack, they held on to their lead to spark wild celebrations in Austria's capital.

Heavyweights in European football who produce a constant stream of individual talents, Spain had not won a major tournament since 1964 but finally shook off their tag of being chokers, not able to cope with the pressure of the highest stage.

They have also been perceived as a nation divided by their regions - the lyrics to their national anthem are not used - but full-back Sergio Ramos had kept mentioning the word "united'' this week, and when Torres secured the Henri Delaunay for them they were just that.

Just shy of his 70th birthday, Luis Aragones will now leave his post as coach, probably for Fenerbahce, as a champion. Vicente del Bosque has been tipped to take over and he will inherit a young squad who have their sights on the World Cup.

from Turkey Embassy, by Anwar Ibrahim


I am issuing this statement from within the embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Kuala Lumpur. I was transported to the embassy earlier this morning fearing that my personal safety was in danger. I thank all those who offered to assist me in this time of need and am grateful to the Turkish Ambassador for extending an invitation to seek refuge within the Embassy.

Since the March 8th elections, numerous credible sources from within the government and military intelligence have advised me that certain agents from within Barisan Nasional leadership have initiated plots to cause harm to me or my family or my supporters. I have been told that my assassination has not been ruled out as means to subvert the people’s will and bring an end to the transformational changes taking place in Malaysia.

Notwithstanding the threats which are intended to silence my voice, I intend make public new evidence implicating that the Inspector General of the Police Musa Hassan and the Attorney General Gani Patail engaged in criminal acts of fabricating evidence in cases launched against me in 1998.

The allegations that have been made against me on Saturday are nothing more than a replay of the events which transpired in 1998 when I was sacked from the office of the Deputy Prime Minister, jailed and beaten, and then charged and convicted by a kangaroo court for crimes which I never committed. This charade was orchestrated by a corrupt Barisan Nasional leadership which made use of the entire apparatus of the state power including its control of the judiciary, the police force, and its grip on the mainstream media. These actions are being repeated today to undermine the forces of reform and renewal which were unleashed in the March 2008 elections.

I would like to assure my family, friends and supporters in Malaysia that I am safe and remain committed as ever before to continuing the struggle for a free and just Malaysia.


Anwar berlindung di Kedutaan Turki

Malaysiakini (Jun 29, 08 4:26pm)

Ketua Umum PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim kini sedang mendapatkan perlindungan di Kedutaan Turki di Kuala Lumpur.

Bercakap dalam satu sidang akhbar, Naib Presiden Azmin Ali mendedahkan Anwar berbuat demikian demi keselamatan dirinya.

"Beliau telah dihantar ke sana sejak jam 6 pagi tadi. Tidak siapa pun yang boleh menziarahi beliau kecuali isteri dan anak-anaknya," kata Azmin.

Katanya, tidak dapat dipastikan sampai bila Anwar akan berlindung di kedutaan tersebut.

Dalam sidang akhbar sebelumnya, Timbalan Presiden PKR, Dr Syed Husin Ali berkata, usaha terbaru untuk membabitkan Anwar dalam tuduhan liwat ekoran laporan polis oleh bekas sukarelawan parti itu, menunjukkan usaha lebih serius oleh pihak-pihak tertentu untuk menutup mulutnya.

Katanya, Anwar telah menjadi sasaran bukan sahaja pembunuhan politik tetapi juga menerima ancaman terhadap nyawanya.

"Kami (dalam PKR), dan saya sendiri, telah menerima maklumat bahawa ini adalah satu percubaan bukan sahaja untuk membunuh karier politiknya, tetapi jika boleh, membunuh beliau," kata Syed Husin dalam satu sidang akhbar di Hotel Quality di Shah Alam.

Katanya, pihak parti telah mengambil semua langkah perlu untuk memastikan keselamatan Anwar.

Menurut beliau, percubaan tersebut juga mungkin disebabkan oleh kemungkinan berlakunya pertukaran kerajaan seperti yang war-war Anwar sejak kebelakangan ini.

Semalam, pembantu khas Anwar - Saiful Bukhari Azlan, telah membuat laporan polis, mendakwa ketua umum PKR itu telah meliwatnya.

Anwar bagaimanapun menafikannya dan berkata ia adalah satu rekaan semata-mata.

Sebaliknya, beliau berkata, laporan tersebut diatur oleh pihak-pihak yang berkepentingan untuk "menyerangnya" sebagai tindak balas terhadap bukti yang diperolehinya, yang membabitkan Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Musa Hassan dan Peguam Negara, Tan Sri Gani Patail berhubung salahlaku,termasuk mereka bukti dalam kes-kes terhadapnya pada 1998-1999.



Papaya and Banana (2)

1. "Sex relieves tension - love causes it." Woody Allen

2. "Love is a matter of chemistry, but sex is a matter of physics."

3. "Never let the little head do the thinking for the big head."





Malaysia's Anwar to be investigated on sex charges: police

Agence France-Presse - 6/28/2008 5:11 PM GMT

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will be investigated over new allegations of sodomy, police said Saturday, the same charge that saw him jailed a decade ago.

Anwar's Keadilan party said that one of his aides, Saiful Bahari, had been arrested and "forced" to make a statement saying he was sodomised by the opposition leader.

"Yes, we have received a police report from an aide of Anwar Ibrahim that he was sodomised. But no, we will not arrest Anwar at the moment," said deputy police chief Ismail Omar.

"We will investigate this report first. We will look into it and carry out the necessary steps before issuing any warrant of arrest," he told AFP.

Keadilan officials said that Anwar and other top members of the party were holding crisis talks and feared that he could be arrested soon.

"The party's leaders are discussing the next step to be taken and an official statement will be released soon," an official said.

The charismatic leader of Malaysia's resurgent opposition was a respected deputy prime minister and finance minister until 1998 when he was sacked and later jailed on sodomy and corruption charges.

Anwar, who famously appeared in court with a black eye after being beaten by the police chief, said the charges were politically motivated.

He spent six years in jail until the sex charge was overturned, but the corruption conviction kept him out of politics until recently.

In March he led an alliance of opposition parties to unprecedented gains, wresting a third of parliamentary seats and five states from the Barisan Nasional coalition which has ruled for half a century.

Since then he has claimed he has the support of enough government lawmakers to form a new administration.

The opposition's success has badly shaken Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who has resisted repeated demands to step down over the election debacle.

A minor party in the ruling coalition this month called for an unprecedented vote of no-confidence in the premier, and left open the prospect of joining Anwar's opposition.

Shopping Style

Shopping pattern for men
Their purchasing style is quite similar to English football. A long ball from a defender cross the field, headed down by a central forward to his fellow striking partner, unleash a powerful shot followed by a cracking goal, and the whole stadium erupted. A simple and direct approach.

When a man wanna buy a thing, he will go straight to a shop, select the stuff, pay the cashier, then headed back to his car, full stop.

Shopping behaviour for ladies
Their shopping style is quite identical to Italian football. The goalkeeper passes the ball to rightback, rightback passes to central defender, central defender chips to left winger, he runs at opposition, pass to a midfielder, dummies and dribbles, then switches to right winger, a one two with a stricker, unsucessful ... lob back to the defensive midfielder, then to keeper, and the goalkeeper ...... In short, it's left, right, center, front, back, up, down, mezzanine, north, east, south, west, and so on ...

Ladies like to cover every inch of a shopping mall, and their radar sweeps across all the items in display. Luckily for some smart shop owners, they are preparing sofas and couches for male patrons who accompany their significant half, and it could be better if male magazines are available as well :) I can also say that these outlets tend to enjoy better sales as the guys are more prepared to pay for anything for their gf / wife when they are feeling comfortable at these outlets.


"Lompat parti secara tidak bermoral tidak akan berlaku. Apa yang akan berlaku, ialah 'hijrah'. Penghijrahan akan berlaku dengan kesedaran bahawa Barisan Nasional sudah tidak mampu bertahan dan tidak lagi dipercayai rakyat sebagai sebuah kerajaan. Semuanya, akan berjalan mengikut lunas undang-undang."

Mohd Rashidi Hassan, HARAKAH

CM Lim Guan Eng

"Globalisation creates ideas, the ability to acquire knowledge. Geopolitics decides whether or not we go to war."

CM of Penang, YAB Lim Guan Eng


"The road is bad, the destination is luxurious"

"Khairy is a young man. He has to learn a lot"

Dato Yong Teck Lee

Papaya and Banana (1)

1. Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.

2. Shopping is better than sex. At least if you're not satisfied, you can exchange it for something you really like.

3. "Men aren't necessities, they're luxuries." Cher

4. "Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed." Albert Einstein

5. "A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished." Zsa Zsa Gabor

6. "Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success." Jim Backus

7. When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: either the car is new or the wife is.

Vietnam War

I was born 1 week++ after the end of Vietnam War ... *)

(Thanks to Discovery Channel)

"Great Wall of Australia"

The "Great Wall of Australia" or the Great Dingo Fence of Australia, stretches 5,000km long across Australia to keep Dingos and other wild dogs away from South eastern Australia whereby the land is a fertile breeding ground for the sheep.

(Thanks to Discovery Channel)

Asia Future Shock

Asia Future Shock:
Business Crisis and Opportunity in the Coming Years

by Michael Backman
Published by Palgrave-Macmillan,
2008Hardcover, 188 pages
Published December, 2007

Asia Future Shock takes a look at major trends in Asia over the coming years and decades - sectors and countries are looked at. Asia Future Shock is an excellent tool for business planners and strategists.

Asia Future Shock is published worldwide by Palgrave-Macmillan. This means that it can be ordered from any bookshop anywhere.



Chapter 1
Population Dynamics: How Asia’s Face is Changing

Chapter 2
The Internet, Big Business & Freedom

Chapter 3
China’s Military Build-up

Chapter 4
20 million Japanese to go Missing

Chapter 5
The Two Koreas to Reunify

Chapter 6
The Rush out of India by Indian Companies

Chapter 7
Asia’s Nuclear Future

Chapter 8
Water Wars

Chapter 9
China to have the World’s Biggest Number of English Speakers

Chapter 10
China’s HR Nightmare

Chapter 11
India’s HR Nightmare

Chapter 12
Wanted! 250 million Wives: Asia’s Shocking Gender Imbalance

Chapter 13
Asia’s Meaningless Borders

Chapter 14
Growing Family Breakdown in Asia

Chapter 15
China builds an Economic Bloc based on Corruption

Chapter 16
Vietnam: The New China?

Chapter 17
Burma: The Next Vietnam

Chapter 18
Does Indonesia have a Future?

Chapter 19
From Malaysia Boleh to Malaysia Bodoh?

Chapter 20
China’s Healthcare Sector to Boom

Chapter 21
The Next Tsunami: Mainland Chinese Tourists

Chapter 22
Medical Research to shift to Asia

Chapter 23
New Switzerlands: Private Banking & Money Laundering shift to Asia

Chapter 24
Asia’s Coming Medical Tourism Bonanza

Chapter 25
Growing Corporate Ownership by Charities in Asia

Bird Nest (Malaysia & Beijing)


Beijing National Stadium (Bird Nest made of steel)



3 bloggers,
3 sets of sausages,
3 hours of myths telling.

My Life Love

"My life is brilliant, my love is pure … "

It's a song lyric from a James Blunt album, which I see some clear reflection on my own self :b

This Is Called The Magic of Football !!

Football (soccer) is not just merely a game whereby 22 men chasing around a cute little ball. It offers more than that ...

This magnificent game brings along passion, determination, celebration, friendship, companionship, championship, etc ... you name it, it has it (:

In a lighter note, ladies who can understand the beauty of football, understand men.

Scolari & Ronaldo


Scolari will take over at Chelsea next month having decided midway through the country's European Championship campaign he wanted to move back into club management.

And Ronaldo said he cannot pass up a 'great opportunity'.

'It [moving to Real] is a dream, a step forward, you can call it what you want,' he said in The Times.

'For me it is a great opportunity and, as Scolari says, that train passes by only once and we have to take advantage of it.

'That is why he took advantage of his change. Other people have to take advantage of opportunities, too.'

Asked whether he was concerned his actions would upset United manager Sir Alex Ferguson the winger added: 'It is my opinion. That is why I don't mind if people get upset.

'It is my decision. It is what I want. I don't know what I have to say to him. I have to say what I want and what I think.'

Euro 2008 - finale

Euro 2008 is approaching its climax. The teams that are going into the final, based on my prediction and personal sentiment, are Germany and Russia.

The eventual winner, based on my prediction and personal sentiment, again, would be none other than Guus Hiddink's team, Russia.

Son of Penang
21 June 2008, 1.30pm

1988,1998, 2008

My first year at secondary school. Emotionally felt that there was a big gap between primary and secondary, but luckily managed to get great results from exams. Started to play soccer at school field and followed Euro 1988 closely. Amazed by Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten, and Frank Rijkaard from the Dutch national team which eventually won the tournament. Subsequently become a loyal fan of Liverpool Football Club.

The final year of my degree program. Was on a Singapore Airline flight to Melbourne when Zinedine Zidane (2) and Emmanuel Petit (1) scored in the 1998 FIFA World Cup final helping France to beat defending champion Brazil 3-0. Asian countries faced economic turmoil. Shocked by the news that Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim was sacked and being humiliated. He is my idol since early 90s. At Down Under, i had memorable experience during my stay in one of the suburb of Melbourne.

General Election on Mar 8. Attended many ceramahs and talks, close encounter with Dato Seri Anwar, Dato Seri Hadi Awang, Mat Sabu, YB Kit Siang, YAB Guan Eng, YB Jeff Ooi and many others. Surprised by the election results. Became a 'blogger' in Apr. In the mean time, the world is facing sharp rises in commodity prices which will definitely drag down the economic growth. Euro 2008, again, and i am seeing a final between a favourite and a black horse. Hope that 2008 will be ended with flying colors for myself, the nation, and the world.

Let's see ... :)

Usul tidak percaya terhadap PM

Usul tidak percaya terhadap PM

Ahli Parlimen Parti Progresif Sabah (SAPP) - salah sebuah parti komponen BN di negeri itu - akan mengemukakan usul undi tidak percaya terhadap Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Ahmad Badawi apabila Dewan Rakyat bersidang Isnin ini.

Ini merupakan kali pertama dalam sejarah negara, usul tidak percaya akan dikemukakan terhadap perdana menteri.

"Sewaku sidang Dewan Rakyat mulai Isnin ini, 23 Jun, ahli-ahli Parlimen kita akan menyokong undi tidak percaya kepada PM.

"Sama ada usul itu akan dikemukakan oleh ahli Parlimen kita atau ahli Parlimen lain, akan diputuskan bila tiba masanya," kata satu kenyataan yang dikeluarkan hari ini.

SAPP mempunyai dua ahli Parlimen - Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui (Tawai) dan Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun (Sepanggar) - dan empat ahli dewan undangan negeri.

Majimbun yang kini berada di luar negeri, telah menyatakan sokongannya terhadap keputusan parti itu dengan menandatangan kenyataan tersebut.

Chua (kanan), yang hadir di sidang akhbar tersebut di Kota Kinabalu memberi empat sebab mengapa beliau menyokong usul tidak percaya terhadap PM itu.

1) Walaupun seruan demi seruan dibuat oleh DAPP kepada perdana menteri berkaitan dengan isu pendatang tanpa izin, namun tidak ada tindakan konkrit yang telah diambil dan ia menyebabkan "kedaulatan kita terancam".

2) Kenaikan harga bahan api yang dibuat tanpa perancangan, telah membebabkan rakyat Malaysia, khasnya di Sabah (negeri termiskin di Malaysia) mengakibatkan 16 peratus kumpulan miskin, menjadi miskin tegar.

3) Merasa gagal dalam melaksanakan tanggungjawab selaku pemimpin yang dipilih oleh rakyat sekiranya ketidakpuasan hati rakyat Sabah terhadap sistem penyampaian yang tidak cekap, rasuah, pembaziran, tiada ketelusan dan akauntabiliti diketepikan. Perkara yang sama juga telah disuarakan oleh pemimpin Umno seperti Datuk Ghapur Salleh, Datuk Anifah Aman dan Datuk Bung Mokhtar.

4) Rakyat telah hilang kepercayaan terhadap kepimpinan kerajaan di bawah Datuk Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. SAPP juga berpendapat bahawa sekiranya pemimpin atasan tidak boleh melaksanakan tanggungjawab dengan berkesan, ia seharusnya berundur dan memberi laluan kepada pemimpin lain mengambil alih.

Manakala Majimbun pula dalam kenyataan berkata: "Memandangkan berlakunya percanggahan tarikh yang telah diputuskan dalam pembubaran Parlimen dan kenaikan harga minyak yang secara mengejut dan mendadak serta ketetapan terhadap isu-isu mengenai Sabah yang tidak diberi keputusan dengan jelas, maka dengan ini,s aya mengisytiharkan tidak mempunyai kepercayaan terhadap kepimpinan perdana menteri."

Petronas bosses accused of "living like kings"

Petronas bosses accused of "living like kings"
Agence France-Presse - 6/17/2008 9:56 AM GMT

The chief minister of Malaysia's Penang state has accused the bosses of national energy firm Petronas of "living like kings" while the public is forced to pay higher fuel prices.

Lim Guan Eng, whose Democratic Action Party seized control of the island state, a major technology and manufacturing hub, in March general elections, called on Petronas to reveal all details of its revenues and expenses.

"They should stop behaving like kings who feel they are not accountable to anyone but themselves," he told reporters.

"They have private jets -- we want to know how many. They have luxury cars -- we want to know how many," he said.

"Petronas must also tell the people how much money it is spending on sponsorship," he said, accusing it of spending millions on supporting orchestras and international events.

Lim dismissed the firm's recent decision to issue a report on its finances, saying it would be too general and only pay lip-service to demands for more accountability."It will not throw any light on how their expenses were accounted for," he said.

Lim said Petronas should realise that there was growing public anger against it following a recent 41 percent fuel price hike by the government which has triggered a series of street protests.

The opposition has condemned the price rise, saying that as a net exporter of oil Malaysia should not have to withdraw fuel subsidies so steeply.

bmw 730i

BMW 730i (Year 2005, Penang number plate) selling for RM330k.

Interested party pls contact Anak_Penang@live.com

Quote by Sribayu, Malaysia Today

"A kite rises against, not with, the wind"

Quote from msn news

"The Net is mightier than the sword"


5 person,
5 am,
5 stories,
5 expressions,
5 promising futures.

Henry : Anfield Is The Best

Henry: Anfield Is The Best
Paul Hassall 15 June 2008

Thierry Henry has once again revealed his admiration for Liverpool supporters after hailing Anfield as his favourite away ground in the world.

The France striker, who was speaking at the launch of Reebok's 'Your move' campaign in Barcelona recently, believes England boasts a number of atmospheric stadiums but insists he has never experienced anywhere with the same passion as on the red half of Merseyside.

"For my first few years at Arsenal we didn't do well there, but we improved," he said.

"It's the atmosphere I love. It's unbelievable. I've played in a lot of stadiums but for me there is nothing like playing at Liverpool.

"Nothing can beat Highbury, of course, but playing at Anfield was great. The fans always sing and hold up their scarves before and after the game - whether they have won or lost.

"It must be amazing if you are a Liverpool player."





Your money should go to ...

In Malaysia, people tend to donate to government registered old folks home and orphanage, and claim for tax relief. These 2 entities are the favorite among Malaysian public.

Apart from these 2 entities, there are still other parties that need our helps. E.g. patients who need money for treatment and surgery, students who need educational assistance, single parents who need support to feed their children, etc.

I am not against the idea of giving donation to the old folks home and orphanage, but we should instead diversify our resources so that each parties can share the benefits accordingly, in a fairer manner.

So next time before you channel your monetary help, pls think twice and choose wisely.

Jim & Robert

Jim Bramlett

"Let's face it, no one is great at everything. Most individuals try to be proficient in certain areas and while some people exceed at multiple tasks, most of us recognize that we should concentrate on a few key skills. ….

For organizations, companies, and departments, the same rules apply. Focus on your core competencies and excel at them. Outsource those functions that you perform marginally or only have limited resources to manage."

Robert Bianco

"Remember that supply chains are perpetually changing, so the right model today can easily be wrong tomorrow. A new product introduction, a different vendor, increased freight costs -- these all impact your total landed cost strategy."

2nd Month as a 'Blogger'

Today is my 2nd month "anniversary" as a blogger in the cyberspace, and I am glad that I am still going strong and kicking ..)

One of the main reasons that lead me to set up my very own blog is due to the 12th general election, and I am indeed very thankful to our PM Dato Seri Abdullah, Dato Seri Anwar, Dato Seri Hadi Awang, YB Kit Siang and other Malaysian politicians who love this country. It's created on Apr 10, one month after the election.

Here is the summary from my 2 months journey :
Things that I can be proud of ...
i) Manage to get over 200 responses from one of my polls posted.
ii) Manage to share the existence and attractiveness of a blog to friends and strangers.
iii) Learn a couple of good stuffs from my fellow blogger.

iv) This is my 101 postings, what a semi-coincidence.

Things that I should be doing / keep doing ...
i) Get more friends & comrades to join the cyberspace and discover the beauty of virtual interaction.
ii) To deliver extra info on politics, sports & recreation, commercial updates, etc. to Malaysian public in particular.
iii) To link Malaysia to the world in the spirit of globalization.



Jose Mourinho

Euro 2008

Euro fever is sweeping across the globe with no exception to Malaysia, even with its odd time zone differences.

The traditional giants like Germany, France, Italy, and Holland are all poised to become the new champions of Europe.
But hey, I think we are having 4 dominant dark horses which can spring some surprises and shock the world by grabbing the cup at the end of the tournament. These horses are none other than Switzerland, Greece, Russia, and Sweden.

To all my female friends / bloggers who have footballing boyfriend or husband, pls bear with them for the coming 3 weeks. You will definitely get some rewards after that (:

Movies - June

Top movies in June

A) Wanted (English, starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman)

B) The Incredible Hulk

The movies are selected based on personal evaluation by APAA.

plan A vs plan B

There is a saying : " If you fail to plan, you plan to fail !".
Yaa, it's right to some extent ..

To me, the saying is not complete, let me add some touches to it ...
We need to have plan B or even plan C, apart from our master plan A, as a backup.
Backup or contingency plan can save a person from embarrassment and in some cases can prevent the person from being collapsed, either mentally or physically.

On another perspective, it's always appropriate to remain faithful to our significant other half without subscribing to this contingency practices :)

Jon & Mark

Jon Colbeth
It takes two strong foundations to build a bridge.

Mark Haeussler
We need to take our abilities beyond domestic borders with the ability to fully utilize the Internet to transact in multiple languages and cultures, bringing new meaning to the term "global trade."

Tony Charaf

1. Here's how it works. Let's say I need to buy a forklift. There are two ways I can approach this:

a. I can buy it without getting ideas from the people who actually operate this kind of machine. They will accept the new piece of equipment, but their hearts won't be in driving it because I may have purchased one that doesn't meet their requirements. Then their attitude about their jobs and their company will suffer, and our relationship will suffer.

b. Before I make this purchase, I ask my people for their input. If I choose the latter approach, I guarantee they will exceed their performance goals simply because they want to, because they are engaged.

2. If you as a leader can accept that you do not sit at the top of the pyramid, that in fact, you sit at the bottom and are a servant to your people, you will move mountains in the workplace. You will bring the hearts and minds back into the workplace. When you do that, you will have fun and be satisfied internally.

3. Empowering people doesn't mean leaders relinquish their responsibilities. It means you establish goals, anchor the organization to a set of values, give your employees necessary tools and skills, free the organization to do what it can within these parameters -- then get out of the way.

Fish & Fuel

"Imagine ur dad is a fisherman, he caught 1kg of fish and cook for u, then he ask u to pay him RM2.70, the son complained why ? The dad told the son, look ... the fish will cost u RM4.00 if u buy outside. It is already cheap as I subsidized u RM1.30"

Christiano Ronaldo

(Kwong Wah Yik Poh on Christiano Ronaldo)


Henry Ford said :"If we had asked the public what they wanted, they would have said faster horses."

From the USA

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ~ John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States of America