Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Guys, imagine this.
"Surrounded by 7 girls, together with thousands of thongs, bras, sexy lingeries, love accessories, G-strings and more..."
Thanks to erizabesu, she gave me the chance to experience how it feels to be in such situation.

I was amazed how "advance" these stuff could be. Some I have no idea whether it is front or back or how to wear it. And they don't come with instructions on how to put it on. Luckily man's apparel is extremely very much more simpler than woman's.

Wait a minute, I still need to know how it works else I won't be able to take it off during love making ... ahem.... "emergency" occasion.... damn...

Too busy analyzing the lingeries, that's all. Bye.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Part/Full time scam, how not to fall for it?

Ever heard news about people looking for part/full time and get conned at the end, loosing tons of money? Today I'll give a brief intro on how these people do it and a dummy guide on how not to get con.

Before I begin, just want to let you guys know that I didn't get con, in fact, I have a chance to work for a company using one of these methods. Bear in mind there could be more ways they do it, so far I get feedback from the people and my own experience, these are what I got.

Type 1- Direct Con
An advertisement calling for part time/full time job. when you call, they'll ask you to come for interview, and then at the spot trying to sell you their products, with their good marketing presentation and closing skill + your dumb ass IQ of -100, you think you actually get an opportunity to buy some valuable stuff in cheap price, what you actually bought is an expensive lesson.

Type 2 - MLM/Direct sale style scam
You can argue that this is not con, as tons of people out there doing MLM nowadays. I can imagine how they gonna kill me if I say it is a con. But placing an ad on the paper, looking for part timers, not telling them is a MLM company until they turn up for interview/training session, they'll try to persuade you to try out their products before you start selling. Or in order to work for them you have to buy their products. At the end when you sign the contract, you realized is actually an MLM company. To me, not telling the truth in the first place, manipulating people, is CON!

Type 3 - Deposit scam
An advertisement calling for part/full time data entry, home based or any internet based. This is how it works. You can take the job task back home and do, but you'll need to pay deposit for the thing you take back home. The more you want to earn, the more you have to take back and to take back more you have to deposit more. Get the idea? THEY SUPPOSE TO PAY YOU! Not you pay them back!

Type 4 - Sell your details scam
An advertisement calling for part time, can earn RM1000 per week, but have to sms your name and address to them to apply. For the next coming few weeks you gonna receive tons of brochure and stuff, all asking you to buy their product and sell to others. Don't get me wrong, there is job available, but you have to buy their product first. Almost same like type two. Come on, think about it, it's much cheaper to hire a Bangla or PMR kid for RM1000 per month rather than pay you RM1000 per week. Bear in mind now they also know where you stay and your name. Imagine what they can do with it. Ever heard people selling email address? So I believe your real name and house address is even more valuable than the virtual email address. I suggest you go buy a bigger mail box to cater for future heavy load of letters.

Type 5 - Indirect Brainwash/Twisting scam, investment style.
An advertisement calling for part/full time data entry/customer service or whatever. You will need to go for an interview. And no matter how hard you try to ask, you won't get any further details. They'll tell you the person in charge is not in, we can't entertain everyone that call else it will take whole day just to pick up few calls. In fact, if they got the time to explain why they can't tell you, they will have the time to tell you what it is about. They can't, because if they tell you, you won't be coming for interview. Their main purpose is to lure you for the interview.

So you have to waste half/one day of annual leaves, just for attending the interview. During your interview, since you think you are looking for a job, you'll tell them everything that they ask, like what is your previous job, how much they pay you, what's your dad doing? How much he earn.. blah blah.. At the end they'll know how rich you are, and every single detail about you. The psychology of interviewer is always superior then the application is been taken advantage here. They used it to know you more. After knowing your are rich enough, or so called "prospect", you will need to attend a training.

So you are very happy now, thought yourself got a new job and they gonna train you. You took another day of hard earn annual leave just to attend the training. During the training they'll have a "very brief" introduction on their company and what they doing. Apparently they are Investment Company, showing you how much they help people earning money and how much you can earn if you put money with them. Now your greed starts to awaken. You actually think you "accidentally" found an opportunity to earn money. Then you are, not far from falling into their trap. as for those who still stick to the part time job, they'll keep teaching you on some data entry orders or calculation just to make you think there is a proper data entry part time available. Either you will be given a first test assignment where else you would certainly failed, further wasting your time or they'll just tell you that you need to find clients in order to have part time income. If you come to this stage, means that you been filtered out.

As for the prospect, there will be a further private one to one session. They'll ask you how you think about their company, earning money is so easy with them and so on. They'll bite on your greed and attacked from there. With some solid pushing and excellent closing skill, they won't let you think too much before you realized you were coming for a part time job. You mind been twisted and you will be signing an application form for investment at the end of the day.

If you think you are smart, I think you are not as smart as you think you are. I saw some highly educated people, as well as uneducated people. All get into the trap without realizing anything wrong. My heart ache when I see father that accompany daughter come for interview, scared that the daughter get con, at the end the father fall for the trap, signing the investment agreement. There are also people who burn off all the annual leave for all these nonsense. So what you wanna do? Sue them? No you can't. Because there is part time available, it's a registered company, and you actually bought their products and they didn't force you or take you as hostage. But before you can reach the part time job, you already pay a lot of prices. In fact, nobody got the part time job that they advertise in the newspaper. NOBODY!

In conclusion, their marketing strategy is to lure you to their company for a conning session. When you step into the company, you are almost as good as dead. If you realize, all of them using the same trick, GREED. Everyone has it. They will awaken your greed within and manipulate your from there. Not to say fear and some other psychology factor when you are having a one to one session in an unfamiliar place. I can tell you, they are extremely good in this.

So how not to get con?
1) Eliminate your greed
Ok that doesn't work, else we'll have world peace since long time ago like the beauty pageant queen always said. So what you can do is, awareness. Know how they do it. Remember you always have the final saying, and you always have the choice to reject. You can ask lots of questions, if they cannot provide you the answer you want, meaning they always "take you walk the garden" (tell you something else), you just leave the place. Real part time job is very straight forward, one hour how much, do what, how long, how to do, and that's all. Plain easy and simple, else it would not call part time!

2) Classified ads
All these companies LOVE to put their advertisement in classified, a very small column of ad. You'll be surprise how many people actually are looking at these ads. Per ad per day, you can lure more than 100 calls. It's cheap and it works perfectly. If you could, try not to look for those cheap part time ads. No doubt there are real part time job ads in there, but you need to be wise enough to filter out. May the wisdom be with you.

3) Ask tons of questions.
It's your right to know everything and what you gonna deal with. As I said, if they have time to explain why they cannot tell you, they'll have time to tell you in brief what it is about. They'll avoid by saying, "The person in charge is not around, how may I help you" or get your details and put you into interview appointment before you even know what they are dealing with. Beware, think from the employer side. If you were to hire someone, won't you want to ask more about the person you will be hiring? In stead of just get their details and ask them come for interview/training? Logically they will try to filter some people in phone first before proceed to interview, so it won't waste their time. Or atleast ask you to send in resume right? They don't ask much about you because as long as you have the money, nothing matters.

4) The missing ghost person
Most of the time you'll see the person in charge is always not around. Because the person doesn't exist. They love to put some nice girls' name. Like Cindy or whatever. Try ask where is the person and when he/she will be back, you only want to talk to the person in charge. Most of the time they put a dummy name just to stop people at that point. The idea is, when you heard the person in charge is not around, and the receptionist want to get your details, either help you made and appointment or say the person in charge will call you back, you will most probably gave in your details. Moreover, even you ask a lot, since the "person in charge" is not around, the receptionist could just say he/she don't know, and you'll stop asking more.

Not all the callers really need part time job. As I saw, some people can easily fork out 10-20k just for signing up. Why come for part time job and get coned? Greed? Plain stupid? Better donate to me la...

If you are wondering, I had resigned, and I haven't con anyone yet (^_^)V. I have no idea why my colleagues could survive for so long, as me and another guy decided to leave. They don't feel guilty, to them it's just a marketing strategy. They always avoid the question when I ask them. Convincing themselves that they are helping people to earn money. Or may be they work for the money, because plus commission, earning more than 10K per month is not a problem.

I didn't quit the first day because I think I should find out more and how they do it. Somehow the idea of "I SHOULD PUT THIS ON MY BLOG AND TELL THE WHOLE WORLD" strikes me. Until know I still feel stupid. Hope you guys find this guide helpful. This is the most I could tell. As you might see I actually worked in the type 5 company, that's why it is so detailed. The type 1-4 is where I receive the calls and get to know from the people that got conned. Hope I won't get myself into trouble for exposing these stories.

Happy job hunting.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Nila setitik, rosak susu sebelanga?

Sorry. My mistake, it should be Nila sebelanga rosak susu setitik.

How many times you heard people complaining about the police? Or even experienced yourself? Corruption, mistreatment, robbing/bribery, slow response to emergency calls, [add your own descriptions here]. If it's just setitik nila, are you telling me that those people out there, even myself, met the same bad police everytime?

I wasn't afraid of the police when I was small, as they were one of my heros besides superman. But now, everytime I see road block, police patrol car, anywhere that police were around, I feel.... uneasy. Not that I did something wrong or my license/road tax expired, but you just never know what will happen to you the next moment if they would to stop you.

The funny thing is, I have the exactly same feeling when I was small, everytime I encounter gangsters or anyone with dragon/tiger tattoo. During that time tattoo wasn't as common as nowadays and I learnt from Hong Kong movies that gangsters have DRAGON TATTOO! Somehow now I'm perfectly fine when I saw gangster, because they are much safer compare to the police, in certain way, of course.

Till now I didn't get block by any gangster before. But I do get stopped by police quite a few times, asking for bribery. For example, one of my encounter when I was in college, I hang out with friends at an open area not far from McDonald near my hostel at midnight. A patrol police passed by, telling us that we should not hang out at midnight, collect all our IC and ask for money. He even threaten to bring us to police station. A huge argument follows as we all did nothing wrong. At the end we manage to get back our IC and walk back to hostel ignoring the police. The police was mad and keep scolding us because failed to get anything from us. We were, very scared that time because he was carrying a gun with him. But anger and unfairness drive us to confront with him.

Dunno lucky or what, I encountered different polices in Kedah, Penang, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. They are all the same, I tell you. I always thought only gangster ask for toll, till I saw how they did it on my parents when I was small and that REALLY SCARED THE HELL OUT OF ME.

As for the susu setitik, let me see.... Yeah, I think I do met one very lovely policewoman. That was 2 years ago when I found someone dump a box of cat outside my house. My housemate and I got no idea what to do with those cats, after feeding the cats with susu, we took it to the pet shop in SS2 but all the petshop do not take in stray cats. So we end up at the police station and ask for any nearby animal centre where they'll take the cats, or the police could help.
A policeman, asked in a very loud voice "Apa pasal you ambil ke sini?" [why you bring the cat here?]
"Sebab tong sampah kat luar police station tak cukup muat semua kucing ni..." [because the trash can outside the police station is too small to fit in all these cats] I said. Hehe.. of course not. After explaining the situation, that we don't want to see the cats die, a policewoman say she'll take care the cats. From the way she touching the cats I think she's a caring and loving person.

No, I don't have any faith in them since long time ago. They'll need to prove they deserved it. I will, still give them chance to prove that. Not that I really wanted to, but I have no choice, because they are POLICE! So, I'll wait for them to change... However I recall that I read it from somewhere, "In order to change others, first you have to change yourself". But what I should change? My nationality? May be I should change my job to police then.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Bad pick up lines

I was chatting with a Taiwan girl who accidentally adds me mistaken that I was one of her friend. I never figured out why she never response after our first chat but I didn't bother to find out. Until today, H gave me a clue....

H : have u ever had a case where some ppl looked at u strangely n then started chatting about u?

H : *sigh* they make me feel like i'm not special...=(

H : they always tell me that i look like someone else they know..

H : that sux...

H : i feel like there r thousands of me, wandering on the street >_<

H : baka ya rows!!!! >=(

H : n they do it almost everyday! they like abusing me.

Actually I got that quite a lot too... though I won't be offended by the "Hi, you look like a friend of mine..." but sometimes I do wonder what the world looks like if there are thousands of me....

So what happen was, I told the Taiwan girl that she look like my friend, and I even show her my friend's photo. They are, indeed, very much look alike. I think she freak out rather than happily saying "OMG, thank you so much, I finally found my long lost twin sister! " I even downgraded her status from 'special' to 'common'. So now she'll think that I'm a baka~ya~row who abusing her...

Damn... what I had get myself into... I wasn't even trying to pick her up... So guys, stop using this lame pick up line. IT DOESN'T WORK and you are making her feel like a ordinary clone soldier in star wars!

Do try "Hi, you are so special, coz you don't look like any of my friends...".
And me know the results :P

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Lelong~ mega sale! 1KG RM50 only!

I got myself a new sales/marketing job. Somehow I forgot to ask what was the company doing (Don’t ask me why/how, I also dunno why/how I could forgot, may be I forgot to bring my brain, yet I still got the job :P ) so I when I went back home, googled the company name and this is what it came out...


I was chatting with HL in msn that time.

HL : So what you gonna sell?

Me : Shit... -_-"

HL : Sounds bad... what's that?

Me : SHIT!!!!

HL : Shit what?

Me : I'm going to sell SHIT!!! U want ar? Give you discount! *paste the website link*


I dunno about others but I am quite use to giving name cards to people, and my name card would look something like this from now onwards ...

To friends who were eating while reading this blog...

"Wahahhahaha......gotcha.......you guys gotta share my pain, atleast you are not selling shit!"

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Book Review : 100 Ways to Motivate Others

"While business is a game of numbers, real achievement us measured in infinite emotional wealths: freindship, usefulness, helping, learning, or, said another way, the one who dies with the most joys wins. - Dale Dauten"

This quote draws my attention. Lots of good stuff inside like "tell the truth, keep promise, pay attention". Sounds like common sense huh? The experience that they shared, the way they do things and the way they see things is just..... Motivating. Easy to understand, simple ways that everyone can practice plus lots of good quotes, this book got the essence.

Good book. RM15.00 only. Faster go get at Popular Bookshop at IOI Mall before 20 Nov 2005. Normal price RM24.90.

Haven't finished the book, I'm at the 20th ways for the moment. No regret of buying it. I'm gonna make my friends die with joys ^_^V

On a second thought.....May be playboy works better.....

Movie Review - Legend of Zorro

"Ten years after "The Mask of Zorro", Don Alejandro de la Vega and Elena de La Vega are married with a young son, Joaquin. Alejandro continues to crusade as Zorro and he helps California enter into statehood with the United States. Elena sees it as a perfect opportunity for Alejandro to retire as Zorro and spend more time with her and his young son. However, Alejandro feels a deep sense of duty towards his people and isn't willing to hang up the mask and sword just yet. After an argument, the two separate. Shortly after, Elena inexplicably divorces Alejandro.

Three months later Alejandro is still separated from Elena and finds himself growing more distant from his son. He also hasn't been Zorro since peace has settled in the land. To make matters worse, Elena has become romantically involved with Armand, a Frenchman who she knew from her days in finishing school in Spain. But as jealousy and alcohol consume the former hero, he discovers that Armand isn't everything he seems to be. The aristocrat may be involved in a scheme to undermine California's efforts to join the Union. Can Zorro get his act together, stop the villains, and reclaim his family before it's too late?"

A bit of not so surprise spoilers ahead. Read at own risk.

That explains why I watched the show. I still remember I read it somewhere sometime ago about in an interview, she says she wanna conquer all the man in the world. Hot eh ? That time she wasn't married yet :)

The successful first show "Mask of Zorro" (1998) also add another reason. I always have the thing for old fashioned swords fighting, like The Three Musketeers, to name another one. Mask of Zorro have a balance mixture of action, romance and comedy. Somehow The legend of Zorro..... it's fun, Zorro's humorous still works fine, plus the cute horse. It's just that, nothing much you can say after watching the show.

The show is a bit more than 2 hours. After near 7 years later I feel that Zorro and his wife (Catherine) wasn't as sharp as they used to be, may be age catch up, or they too busy taking care the cute little naughty Zorro Joaquin. The swords fighting scene doesn't give much excitement as well. However it does reflect real life situation, where Zorro is still a normal human being, and there is no such thing as "Happily ever after" when hero saves the day and get the prettiest girl in the movie. But of course, after the divorce they get back and life happily ever after again.

Comes to a certain extend, I would like Zorro compare to other hero movies. May be it's more realistic than those super powers Hero, like Fantastic 4, the Hulk, Spiderman and X-man. But if one would go for these movies, at the end what really matters are the actions.

A 5.5/10 from me. Good for those who are bored, and those that been forced by pretty bored girl :P