Sunday, February 26, 2006

Talk about TeleCon (Telekom)

Wow.... I'm not alone after all. Coz Telekom hire idiots just to annoy their customers.

"it seems that we have accidentally cut your line by mistake" WTF is that? link here and here.

My phone line no dial tone for more than a week, after that follow by Streamyx down for another 4 days. They have no idea why my line down for more than 2 weeks. But I think I make new friends because the help desk girl recognize me.

help desk : "Oh, you lagi ke? Sila jangan call lagi, kami sudah log report untuk nombor ini"

Me : "You told me to call back in 24 hours for the update"

help desk : *silence* We still checking...........

Including my housemates, I think we called to complain about the fault like 9-10 times a day. I actually expecting them to say this on my second call but they only told me they have already log the report in the 10th call. What happened to my 8 previous calls? They actually do nothing about it? Or their system doesn't tell them that this number is having problem, a report is been filled and the technician have to take a look, until you call and log report for the 9th time, both on your phone line and streamyx.

Another prove of idiots working there is by checking your phone bill, you will see that during technical fault, you suppose to call 100. The 100 number can only be called using your telekom line and they expect you to be able to dial 100 when your telekom line is down. So either you get your neighbors phone to call or you dig some place else. You won't find the legendary hidden helpdesk phone number on your phone bill, because they don't really want you to call them. Just in case you need it, and most probably you will need it, the number is "03-22971299" and for streamyx "1-300-88-9515"

Only if I have a second choice for phone line and broadband internet connection service provider....

Friday, February 10, 2006

Online CNY dairy ~ part 2

Second day of CNY

Ang pow comes in different size and weight, just like the mandarin orange.

Another round of CNY celebration lunch with family, Carlsberg join us for the fun too.

On the second day I went to Jitra, Kedah. End of last year Jitra have a terrible flood that ever happened.

1.35M !!! No wonder I don't see much cows, goats, cats and dogs around this Chinese New Year.

The flood was there for 3 days. Not much of furniture survived for the 3 day soaking test. Everyone dump their stuff outside their house. Tilam, cupboard, table, bed, chairs, books, PC, TV, car, dead hamster, mother in law, nagging wife, you name it. Of course it's quite clean during CNY, but the picture below will tell you a bit how it looks like after the flood.

Basically Jitra is a very boring place for a hunk young stud like me. Unless you are planning for your retirement or you like to have fun with cows, playing hide and seek in the paddy field. Not that much a good place for a nature lover as the place is developing. I still remember there was a scene of sunlight penetrating the morning fog, on to the paddy field many years ago. It was simply, breathtaking. Many people like me, stand there watching until the fog are gone.

Lately we always heard message about stop pirated stuff from the radio, like some local artist whining and complaining we buy pirate cd. The next time we will hear KFC complaining about pirated chicken because.....

KLG = ? It make more sense to me if it is KAG = Kedah Ayam Goreng, but KLG ? Kedah L****** Goreng? Use your imagination. It uses the interior design that similar to what KFC used quite some time ago.

As I was in a hurry, I didn't get the chance to try the chicken. May be I'll write a review compare side by side with KFC the next time I go back Jitra again, if the shop is still there.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Online CNY dairy ~ part 1

First Day back in PG~
At the evening my sister woke me up from evening nap after a long drive back from KL. She had a very good reason to wake up a sleeping tiger. I thought I was dreaming when I heard what she said, but it's REAL, she's treating me.....

To get treated by my sister is as hard as striking the toto.
While I was working with Walls, I never quite figured out why those angmoricans don't want to try the ice-cream sample I distribute, rather than straight go grab a bucket of the super expensive luxury Haagen-Dazs. Until I tried one myself in the legendary money sinking black hole (MAS, in short) on their business class. I still remember it was a strawberry ice-cream. Note that is STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM, not STRAWBERRY FLAVOURED ICE-CREAM, it's like, eating iced strawberry... Anyway, the moment I land my feet on US, I was waiting for the $5 buy one free one Haagen-Dazs promotion. After that, I haven't been having much ice-cream, till now.

First day of CNY ~
My grandparents have the tradition of going to the temple to pray before we start the ang pow giving ceremony. So the whole clan will gather at the temple, except some of my aunties and cousins who are Christian, they will wait at my grandma's house to give ang pow..hehe..Like every year, I get myself a mandarin orange and a "Fu" (Dunno what it's called in english), and I was told to go home burn it a drink with water -_-"

Only if this is made of kuih kapik..... Anyone wanna try?

Non of my family member ate this, of course. It's already 2006, not 1906. But it's fun to see people still grab a few more for their family and friends. I have one extra, please email me if any of you want to eat, first come first serve.

After the ang pow giving session, 38 chatting session, aunties and uncles' "Why you didn't bring your gf/Why you didn't get married" interrogating session, I went home exhausted. The next agenda will be CNY celebration with neighbors. Now this is he part that I really like. As compare to other normal people who had 2 neighbors, I actually have 5 neighbors. Out of the 5 neighbors, one just moved out, and we only keep in touch with two of the rest. One of them is an Indian family, and another one is Malay. Forget about the chinese neighbors, somehow malay and indian are nicer people. We always share good stuff during CNY, Raya, and Deepavali. This time in exchange of CNY cookies, the malay neighbor gave us....

ROTI JALA ~ With the best malay style curry chicken ~

Our real reunion dinner only happen on the first day of CNY, rather than on CNY eve itself. This is because my aunties will go to their husbands' family reunion before coming back to Pg. So can't miss it because I would get another few more ang pows during the dinner :p
Before I went out I found that my socks....

According to one of my friend, this is not good feng shui because the money will leak out from there -_-" Now I know she got the habit of keeping money in her socks, I think I'm going to give her a lecture about the theory of fixed deposit banking, dunno she can take it a not....

This year we had our dinner at The Northam. It should be the worse dinner I ever had during CNY. Bad service, food is bad, fish is half cooked, expensive... The only good thing is the hotel lobby staffs will help open the door with a great smile :)

Sunday, February 05, 2006

CNY, no money, how?

Simply buy some flour, rotten cheap eggs, sugar if too expensive no need to buy. Bake tons of so called cookies. Pick a place where got lots of shop lots, and follow what happened below.

Gang1 & Gang2 : *Walk into shop like own house*

: Oi, where is the boss?

: Boss not around ar...

: Give me boss number now!

: *Give number*

: *phone* Hello? You boss ar? I put one box of cookies in your shop, later you pay me.

Boss : Huh? *Thought got some salesman wanna sell CNY cookies, can give staff some also* How much is it?

Gang2 : RMXX only, so pay now.

: Eh, so bloody expensive, somemore our company pay by check, no cash!


: What cannot? Go bank in la... Cash check also can what.. *Bodoh mia budak ni....*

: Aiya, RMXX only mah, you pay yourself la!

Boss : It's company policy.

: You wait.... *pass phone to Gang1*

: WEI! You now don't want to pay is it? If don't want to pay ok, but you have to think long term!

: -_-" *Now everything make sense* Eh no la... misunderstand only, tai ko, not don't want to give, dunno give who mah, cannot anyone come in say is tai ko then I give, must be you so powerful only can give!

Gang1 : Ok ok, I give you my number, if got people kacau you call me..... so RMXX, give la.

: *Wonder If you kacau me I can complain a not?* Eh later come give can, tai ko so powerful, wanna see tai ko, so can anything happen can call.

: Then tonight at XXXXXX.


: *call boss* Oi, change place, 8.30pm at XXXXXX

: Ok ~Ok ~ ( -_-" He must be thinking that I would bring people to "negotiate" with him or something)


: *Call Boss* Eh you come liao? where are you?

: I'm tading at the corner here.
Gang1 and Gang2 walk from a group a group of 7-8 people near by.

: *Find hard to swallow his saliva* Eh, you are the one who sell XXX just around that corner...

: HAHAHA.... a lot of thing you also dunno... My name is XXX, and this is XXX *point Gang2"
Gang1, Gang2 and boss shake hand.

: so any discount ar ?

Gang1 : NO~ standard price, give now!

: *Dig out ang pow*

: Eh... no need ang pow, just the cash is enough...

: *Give cash...*

: This is my number, anyone kacau, call me, no need call gang1, he very busy go around collecting money. But, protection not include robbery, no tai yee long (Loan shark) protection also, no lost protection... no...this.. that... If we are there that time, we MIGHT help, if people kacau, then only call me!

: -_-" ok.... bye~ *

Now Boss is RM50 poorer already.

Gong Hei Fuck Choi ~