Tuesday, January 27, 2009

RW2 (Reading While Waiting)

I just want to share the following info:

"JOHOR BARU: The Reading While Waiting programme will be initiated by all hospitals statewide starting with Sultanah Aminah Hospital.
State Health Department director Dr Mohd Khairi Yakub said ­the programme was aimed at lessening the boredom of those waiting at government hospitals and clinics.

“It is also part of the state’s efforts to instill reading as a way to pass time. Reading can lessen boredom while patients wait for consultancy,” he said in his speech during the launch of the programme here recently.
Dr Mohd Khairi said the hospitals and clinics would be supplied with an array of reading materials."

RW2 is a very good campaign to increase reading awareness among us. And I do agree that one of the best time to read is while you're waiting especially a long wait (long queue in the bank for example). I've started my own RW2 and loving it since.

Monday, January 19, 2009

500K PER WEEK ????

Now lets talk a little bit about global football (it's soccer for you louis ...) scene. The hottest topic that everybody is focusing at is the attempt of Manchester City (aka the other Manchester club) to lure KAKA from AC Milan to Manchester. And it's not cheap as City, currently without doubt the richest football club in the world, will have offer approximately 100M pounds to AC Milan.

The salary to be offered to the player was reported at 500K pounds per week which a ridiculous figures if compared to the current highest paid player at 160K pounds per week. As a football fan I'm OK with City effort in getting one of the world most exciting attacking midfielder but overall especially looking at the amount of money involved .....not sure if it's good to the future of the sport as a whole.

RIZAL .....

Thursday, January 15, 2009


This posting should be posted earlier but ... Anyway, it's back to school and one of the must have item is the shoes and it's not cheap considering my 2 kids need 2 pairs for each of them. Luckily for me this year a good friend alerted me about a BATA (a shoe brand) warehouse sale. And better still it's not far from my house.

Most of the shoes on sale was at RM 10 which is 70% cheaper from the market price. The product condition was good plus BATA do provide a very comfortable sales area. Will definitely put this in my to do list every year.


Monday, January 12, 2009


Me (in a Yankees Cap !!!!) enjoying the food

The place is clean and organize. (You can sit either indoor or outdoor)

BBQ plus Steamboat in the middle.

I was told by a good friend of mine about this restaurant in Sungai Buloh that serves Korean Style BBQ that combines bbq and steamboat at the same time. So to celebrate my dearest birthday , I’ve decided to bring her and the kids to BBQLAND (the name of the food outlet).

The place is clean and with ample parking space. Price is RM 18 for adults and RM 8 for children (which I think very reasonable). It’s not that difficult to be seated (since I’ve made bookings earlier) and we’ve chosen an outdoor area.

Overall it’s a very interesting foodie experience and to those who have never tried the Korean style BBQ it’s recommended. The next time I want to take any visiting friend for ‘MAKAN’ this place will definitely in my list.


Sunday, January 4, 2009


The entrance to Taman Mini Malaysia

Waiting for the cultural show.

Traditional Dance

This is from Thailand (the dance not the dancer ...)

At the end of the show, visitors are invited to the stage

One of the traditional house ( I believe this is Rumah Perak)

This is the first time (finally) I step into the place. And although many have said that this placed was a bit of a problem especially in terms of the management, it’s actually not bad at all. It’s a one stop center where visitors can experienced the architecture of traditional houses from all the states in Malaysia.

But for me the best thing apart from the houses is the cultural show that was part of the attraction to this place. Please make sure your timing is correct because the performance (approximately about 30 minutes) will be done twice daily. The morning session is at 11 am and the afternoon session is about 2.30 pm. It shows the variety of traditional dancing from most of the states in Malaysia.

There are actually 2 section of the park. The first section is the Malaysian traditional houses and the second section is the traditional houses from the Asean countries. However the Asean houses was not properly maintained and some have been converted to staff hostel !!!

Whatever the problem is, I still believe with the support from everybody the part can continue to be a major tourist attraction either local or foreign. So the next time you happen to pass by Ayer Keroh Melaka, make sure you visit Taman Mini Malaysia.