Thursday, October 29, 2009

Multilingual state officers in the offing ???

Hmm...I LOVE THIS! The state government have the heart for everyone...

Do not be surprised the next time you visit a government department In Penang, and the front desk officers greet and converse with you in Mandarin, Hokkien, Tamil or even in sign language.

This effort State Health, Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said was an on-going process to train officers manning the front desk to speak different languages.

He said the programme started last year, with 40 people attending each session at any one time.

“We want these officers to be able to serve the able and disabled in a comfortable and easy way,” he told reporters after launching a three-day basic anatomy and physiology course for members of the Penang Blind Development Association at a hotel here yesterday.

Phee also said more opportunities need to be given to the blind especially by the hospitality industry.

“St Nicholas Home have their own training centre and massage rooms. This is one area where the state government can help by promoting the place to tourists,” he added.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

e-dividend payment system by Q3 2010

Public-listed companies will be required to provide an e-dividend payment system to shareholders by the third quarter of next year.

"Investors will be given a one-year grace period to provide their bank account number to Bursa Malaysia Depository to enable the dividend payments to be credited directly into their bank account," the Securities Commission (SC) said yesterday.

It plans to undertake a series of investors' awareness programmes to familiarise investors with the benefits of e-dividends.

Stockbroking companies, meanwhile, will by mid-2010 be required to provide e-share payment options for clients to receive and make payments on their share transactions.

This way, payments will be credited into bank accounts more quickly and efficiently compared with cheques.

"The e-dividends and e-share payment initiatives are an integral part of the initiative to move towards a paperless environment and promote the usage of electronic payments in the capital market," the SC said in a statement yester-day.

Tanjung 10km Run : 15th Nov 2009

Tanjung 10km 2009 - Organised by PAAA
When: Sunday 15 Nov 7:30am
Venue: Jalan Sepoy (Polo Ground)
Distance: 10km
Route: J.Sepoy-J.Residensi-J.Macalister-J.Anson-J.Burma-J.Pangkor-J.Kelawei-J.Gottlieb-J.Utama-J.Macalister-J.Residensi-J.Sepoy

Categories:Men - Open,
Junior Veteran (35yrs-44yrs),
Senior Veteran ( 45yrs & above)

Women - Open,
Veteran (35yrs & above)
Boys & Girls - 13-17 yrs old

Registrantion Fees: Men & Women RM10.00 ;
Boys & Girls RM7.00

Closing date: 2 Nov

This run is exactly 1 week before the Penang Bridge International Marathon, so a final tune up or warm down before the big run? Hehe...

HOMEDEC 09 (Penang) : 6th to 8th Nov 2009

Exhibition Name : HOMEDEC 09 (Home Decoration Exhibition)
Exhibition Date : 6 - 8 Nov 2009
Exhibition Time : 11.00am - 9.00pm
Exhibition Venue :
PISA (Penang International Sports Arena), Penang, Malaysia

Get the latest information and design in house renovation, redecoration, and refurbishment. You will be amazed by trendy ideas and various product categories available in the exhibition. We will definitely make your visit to HOMEDEC a worthwhile experience.

If you people out there planning for some house reno, then make sure you don't miss this event to get some ideas of design and renovation of your lovely house! You can even get some discount vouchers for paints and other stuffs!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Genting Trailblazer 2009 : 1st Nov 2009

Event : Genting Trailblazer 2009
Date : 01 November 2009
Venue : Awana Genting Highlands
Time : 7:00 am
It's time to get wet and dirty again. For those of you who likes challenging race through the jungle, then make sure you do not miss this event. This year's responses are really overwhelming, the registration closed before the dateline due to quota fully occupied. I guess many people likes jungle racing, expecially when it's the jungle of Genting...some side activities before or after the race I supposed :p

Rossi claims 2009 championship as Stoner wins the race

Valentino Rossi has claimed his seventh title on the highest level of MotoGP as he finished third in Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix. The race was won by Casey Stoner who dominated the race from the start. Dani Pedrosa finished second, while Jorge Lorenzo ended fourth.

Stoner's second successive win was impressive enough, as was his astounding 14.666s margin of victory, but it was the Italian's result that secured his ninth world title - a seventh in the premier class - as he defended his 2008 crown, with Dani Pedrosa finishing second with his 78th career podium across all classes.

The race started on a wet track after a 35-minute delay due to rain, and there was drama from the off. A problem during the sighting lap with his machine for Jorge Lorenzo meant that failure to join the starting grid in time resulted in relegation from second to the back.

It made little difference to the Spaniard however as he flew up to overtake Rossi, who dropped to tenth after a sluggish start from pole position. Lorenzo eventually finished in fourth position.

Todt becomes FIA President

Jean Todt has been elected as new President of the FIA after enjoying a comfortable victory in elections on Friday. With the voting having taken place at the Paris headquarters of the motorsport governing body, the Frenchman beats Finland's Ari Vatanen to succeed Max Mosley, who in-turn moves into retirement.
With leadership of the FIA changing on Friday for the first time since 1993, both candidates and their relevant cabinet members were able to host a 15-minute presentation, with Todt leading proceedings.

Following this - with a supervisor overseeing the procedure - votes was cast by the relevant FIA member groups from various countries, with those nations which hold more than one significant motoring club either having to agree on one member or cast a blank vote.

Ultimately, with 12 invalid votes, the former Ferrari Team Principal held a significant lead with 135 ballots marked in his favour as opposed to the 49 for Vatanen, World Rally Champion of 1981. Consequently, Todt now starts his a first four-year term as leader of the federation.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Malaysia Budget 2010 Highlights

Hot from the oven, our 2010 budget that was tabled by our PM few hours ago :
* Malaysia economy to grow 2-3 per cent in 2010
* Mining to grow 1.1 per cent, manufacturing sector 1.7 per cent, agriculture 2.5 per cent, construction 3.2 per cent and service 3.6 per cent.
* Private consumption expand 2.9 per cent while private investment 3.4 per cent

* Per capita income to increase by 2.5 per cent to RM24,661
* TNB to spend RM5 billion to implement electricity generation, transmission and distribution projects in 2010.
* Individual tax relief on broadband subscription fee up to RM500 a year from 2010 to 2012.
* Public-private collaborations to include an integrated immigration, customs and quarantine complex in Bukit Kayu Hitam, construction of six UiTM campuses and the development of MATRADE centre
* 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) will establish a corporate social responsibility fund totalling RM100 million as a start to finance community activities
* Government to allocate RM899 million to intensify tourism industry.
* Government to enhance tax incentives for healthcare service providers who offer services to foreign health tourists with income tax exemptions of 100 per cent on the value of increased exports from 50 per cent previously.
* Individual taxpayers to be given tax relief on broadband subscription fee up to RM500 a year from 2010 to 2012
* Civil servants are eligible to apply for computer loans once in every three years and up to a maximum of RM5,000 from the government once in every five years
* Formulate Halal Act in collaboration with State Islamic Religious Councils.
* To corporatise the Halal Industry Development Corporation as an agency under MITI
* Intensify Halal Certification by the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (JAKIM) by collaborating with international institutions to obtain standards certification such as HACCP ad GMP.
* To provide RM24 million to develop halal products anti-smuggling system at three entry points and three main ports.
* Allocate RM137 million to upgrade and improve drainage and irrigation infrastructures in paddy fields involving 180,000 farmers.
* To provide RM70 million to build the Paya Peda Dam Project in Terengganu to increase water supply capacity to paddy irrigation scheme in Besut.
* Allocate RM82 million to modernise aquaculture industry and conduct entrepreneurship training scheme for aquaculture breeders with focus on production of fish fry and ornamental fish.
* “The stock market will be further liberalised to enhance its efficiency as well as attract domestic and foreign investment. For this purpose, the government will undertake the following measures: First, liberalise the commission sharing arrangements between stockbrokers and remisiers in 2 stages to encrouage retail participation in the stock market. The first stage, which takes effect immediately, allows flexible brokerage sharing at a minimum rate of 40 percent for remisiers. The commission sharing will be fully liberalised in the second stage, effective 1 January 2011.
* “Allow 100 per cent foreign equity participation in corporate finance and financial planning companies compared with the present requirement of at least 30 per cent local shareholding.
* “Islamic banking assets account for 18.8 per cent of Malaysia’s total banking assets while takaful industry assets contribute 7.7 per cent of total insurance and takaful industry assets. To ensure rapid development of financial services, particulalrly in Islmaic finance, the government proposes that the existing tax incentives be extended to 2015.
* “The government is currently at the final stage of completing the study on the implementation of goods and services tax (GST), particularly to identify the social impact of GST on the people. The purpose of this study is to ensure that if GST needs to be implemented to stabilised Government finance, it will not burden the population. “If the government implements GST, it will replace the current sales tax and service tax as well as exemption will be granted to the low income group. The GST rate to be imposed will be lower than the current sales tax and service tax rates.
* “The government needs to ensure that the Malaysian tax system is equitable and able to generate revenue for development purposes. In line with this, the government proposes that a tax of five per cent be imposed on gains from the disposal of real property from 1 January 2010.
* Effective Jan 1 2010, government agrees to allow agencies to retain 50 per cent of rentals received while the remaining 50 per cent will be remitted to the government as revenue.
* The Government will implement fuel subsidy management system in early 2010.
* The Government proposes the maximum income tax rate to be further reduced to 26 per cent from 27 per cent effective from the 2010 year of assessment.
* Maximum tax rate for cooperatives will be reduced to 26 per cent while the fixed tax rate for non-resident individuals will be cut to 26 per cent.
* Personal tax relief will be increased to RM9,000 from RM8,000 effective from the 2010 year of assessment.
* The Government also proposes income tax on employment income of Malaysians and foreign knowledge workers residing and working in Iskandar Malaysia be imposed at 15 per cent compared with the maximum 26 per cent for the rest of the country.
* Government to launch a scheme in January 2010 that enables EPF contributors to utilise current and future savings in Account 2 to promote house ownership.
* RM14.8 billion is allocated to manage, build and upgrade hospitals and clinics.
* The Government will issue 1Malaysia Sukuk totalling RM3 billion.
* The Government will establish the 1Malaysia Retirement Scheme to be administrated by EPF.* Employees EPF contributions will be raised again to 11 per cent on a voluntary basis with immediate effect. However, from Jan 1, 2011 employees' EPF contribution will revert to 11 per cent.
* The Government proposes existing personal tax relief of RM6,000 for EPF contributions and life insurance premiums be raised to RM7,000.
* Government allocates RM2.3 billion to build and upgrade infrastructures in rural areas.
* Government provides RM41 million to improve income and quality of life of the Orang Asli Community by implementing various projects.
* Budget 2010 allocations totalled RM191.5 billion, of which RM138.3 billion is for operating expenditure and RM53.2 billion for development expenditure.
* Federal Government revenue in 2010 to decline by 8.4 per cent to RM148.8 billion.
* Budget deficit at 5.6 per cent of GDP compared with 7.4 per cent in 2009. - Bernama/Reuters
Good of bad, you do your own judgement :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Danger of Energy Saving Bulbs

Got this from one of the forwarded email. This is very informative and good general knowledge to everyone of us since more and more people are using this kind of bulb. Even my own house are fixed with all these bulbs.....good for energy saving but also use wisely!

Friday, October 16, 2009

PBIM 2009 Dri-Fit Vest/T-Shirt and Finisher Medal

Sorry for the small photos, I got them from the PBIM facebook site. Looks like back to the old pewter type of medal, unlike the big shinny one last year. Acceptable design la...approved :p

This is the Brooks design t-shirt for quarter marathon runners. Purple in colour. Luckily they give dri-fit tshirt this year, else charged so expensive and still get normal quality fabric tshirt, sure many people will complain. For normal fun run participants, maybe will be normal shirt la since only rm10 entry fees :)

Wow! sharp orange colour vest for half-marathon and full-marathon runners! Looks nice, but have to wait till you wear on it then only see how it will be. Now our organizer trying to make everyone more "pro" look, a good effort from them! Kudos!! No wonder price increased so much for the entry fees :p

Happy Deepavali from Endless Horizon...Konsert Deepavali!

Theme : Konsert Deepavali
Date : 24th Oct 2009 (Saturday)
Time : 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Venue : Esplanade

The Festival of Lights, better known as Deepavali or Diwali, is a public holiday here in Malaysia and is celebrated by the Hindu Community. This festival is celebrated with joy, excitement, bright lights and an even brighter smile!
During the wait for the arrival of this festival, homes of the Hindu community is light up with the traditional 'vilakku' which are oil lamps made out of clay, colourful light bulbs and the decorative designs of 'kolam' which are decorated out of coloured rice or beans into fascinating patterns of flowers.
In conjunction with this festival, the State Government is featuring 'Deepavali Concert' during Esplanade in Action on 24th October 2009 from 8.30pm - 10pm. Therefore, don't miss out on a night of the enchanting Hindu culture!
Happy Deepavali to all our Hindu friends who will be celebrating the festival of lights this weekend :)

Esplanade In Action - Mime & Physical 17th Oct 2009

Date: 17th Oct 2009
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Location: Esplanade
Organizer: Penang State Tourism Development & Culture and Penang Players

Wow...this is getting very interesting. Penang is now having all sorts of activities....lucky us!
Come and join us for a fun evening out and discover the artist in you as you can be part of the show, all without saying a word!

Discover elements like mime, movement, contact improvisation, space experimentation, props & dynamics experimentation, various levels of focusing and more in our presentation. Physical theatre is a language everyone understands!
I can accept this kind of event or even cultural show, but must be nicely organized and good control :p

Thursday, October 15, 2009

investPenang’s 3 wishes for Budget 2010

Haha...the federal government will always hear you, but they will always ignore you as well...
State investment arm investPenang Bhd has submitted to the finance minister three wishes for the business sector in Budget 2010, said chairman of its executive committee Datuk Lee Kah Choon.
He said the wishes were for better quality graduates and post-graduates, government support and incentives for renewable energy and the provision of quality infrastructure.
“As the country primes itself for economic recovery, adequate and appropriate reorganisation and incentives are required to further expedite the recovery process. The requests from investPenang will further assist in the quest for a speedy recovery,” Lee said in a statement on Oct 14.
He said the availability of local graduates and post-graduates in terms of number and quality was a cause of concern to the industry.
Lee said the MNCs had pointed out that local graduates lacked the skill sets for high-technology industrial activities. Additionally, local graduates were not conversant in English, the world’s business language.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Flamingo by the Beach hotel to open on Thursday 15th Oct 2009

Another new hotel that bought over the old hotel that is opening soon near us:

After 18 months of renovation and refurbishment, the former Crown Prince Hotel will reopen as the Flamingo by the Beach hotel on Thursday.

The beachfront hotel in Tanjung Bungah underwent a RM20 million refurbishment with all its 280 rooms and 20 suites as well as other facilities being upgraded.

Hotel manager Ong Hai Leong said the upgrading works for the four-star hotel included renovating the coffee house and ballroom.

The hotel was bought over by Magnum Leisure Sdn Bhd a few years ago and is managed by Flamingo Management Sdn Bhd, which also manages Flamingo by the Lake in the Klang Valley.

Penang Bridge International Marathon 2009 T-Shirt/Vest Design

Hmm, here you go. Some sneak preview for all those eager to know how will this year's PBIM t-shirt looks like. This design will be on every shirt be it t-shirt or vest that the participants will be receiving. Since we are paying so much this year for the entry fees (compared to previous years), it was announced that there will be vest for long distance runners. Full marathon runners will definitely get it, but I'm not very sure for the half marathon folks...looks like we have to wait...

Our very own Oktoberfest 2009

Event : Penang Oktoberfest 2009
Date : 31st October 2009
Time : 7pm onwards
Venue : Malaysian-German Society, Jalan Air Itam

Seems like the Oktoberfest is everywhere. In case you do not have the chance to visit Germany, worry not coz as usual, Penang will be having it's own Oktoberfest, it's 37th annual edition. So beer fans, gather up your gang for the festival at our very own style!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Starwalk 2009 registration opens...

REGISTRATION for the northern region’s premier sporting event, Penang Starwalk 2009, opens today.

The popular yearly event, jointly organised by Star Publications (M) Bhd and the Penang Amateur Athletics Association, will be flagged off at 7am on Dec 13 at the Penang International Sports Arena.

The walk is divided into two categories – competition and non-competition – with both covering a distance of 10km.

The competition category is divided into nine groups: Men’s and Women’s Open for those aged 20 to 34 years; Men’s Junior Veteran (35 to 44); Men’s Senior Veteran (45 to 54); Men’s Diamond Veteran (55 and above); Women’s Veteran (35 to 44); Women’s Senior Veteran (45 and above); and Boys and Girls (13 to 19).

The registration fee is RM8 for non-competitive walkers and RM12 for competitive walkers. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a goodie bag.

The top three winners in each group of the competition category will receive cash prizes. All participants who complete the walk within two hours will be eligible for a lucky contest.

Registration is open from 9.15am to 5pm on weekdays, except public holidays, at The Star Northern Hub, 202, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah in Bayan Lepas, Penang, or the newspaper’s George Town office at 15, Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling.

The entry form can be downloaded from

It will also be printed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in StarMetro North.

Registration booths will also be set up at shopping malls and public places in Penang on weekends. For location details, look for announcements in the daily ‘What’s Up’ column in StarMetro North.

Registration closes on Nov 13 or when the targeted 15,000 registration mark is reached, whichever is earlier.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Upper Penang Road @ UPP 10th Anniversary Celebration - 10th Oct 2009

Theme : Upper Penang Road 10th Anniversary Celebration
Date : 10th Oct 2009 Saturday
Venue : Upper Penang Road
Time : 3:00pm to 12:00 am midnight

A decade on, Upper Penang Road is today a distinctively thriving and lively precinct of Georgetown, a renowned destination for locals and visitors alike for many reasons.

Born out of a joined vision and collaborative effort of the area merchants and business owners, Upper Penang Road (UPR) celebrates its 10th anniversary on Oct. 10, 2009.

It is the aluminum or tin anniversary in wedding term. In the UPR case, they celebrate 10 successful years of association of the merchant-members in adding zest, bringing better and added values to UPR patrons while improving the bottom line.

UPR celebrate a win-win proposition and rejuvenation of UPR precinct as a happening place in town, vibrant during the day and lively after sunset. This auspicious and fun occasion is marked by the launch of the official website

Hari Raya Celebration @ Esplanade In Action : 10 Oct 2009

Theme : Concert Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Date : 10 / 10/ 2009 Saturday
Venue : Penang Esplanade
Time : 8:00pm - 9:30pm

This Saturday come celebrate Hari Raya with us at Esplanade In Action. 8pm to 9.30pm.

Be mesmerized by our Malay culture of Penang through the performance of Malay Traditional Dance at the Penang Esplanade.

Celebrate Hari Raya with a delightful 90 minutes traditional cultural dance and learn the true roots of the Malay culture with its colourful costumes and friendly persona.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Astro wins football league broadcast rights

ALAMAK!!! 50% more than the current deal? So what now? We just paid extra rm12 for sport package 2 months ago....with this deal, are we gonna PAY MORE AGAIN come next season??? Why can't the government do something so that ASTRO doesn't monopoly the satelite tv field? Or is it they purposely act dumb and do nothing???

Astro All Asia Networks plc has won the bid for the rights to broadcast the Barclays Premier League (BPL) for the next three seasons for about RM800mil, sources told StarBiz.

The vendor of the BPL rights is Britain-based Football Association Premier League (FAPL).
Over the last few weeks, a bidding war had erupted for the much-sought-after BPL rights, with Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and ESPN STAR Sports believed to have been involved.

Despite emerging victorious, Astro will still have to grapple with how it is going to recoup the high fees it is paying for the rights, believed to be at least 50% more than what it had paid previously.

The cost of BPL content makes up about a third of Astro’s total content cost and is not profit generating in itself. But BPL is still a major pull factor for Astro’s Malaysian subscribers.

An analyst said there was a limit to how much Astro could raise prices for its sports package as it would not want to risk losing customers. That means that its profit margins may take a hit.

On the other hand, Astro would no longer have to buy BPL content from intermediary ESPN STAR Sports, which was the previous successful bidder.

Buying the rights from ESPN also involved some unfavourable terms, where most of the revenue comes from advertisements shown during intervals of BPL games belonged to ESPN.

“If Astro is able to keep those ad revenues, this should help it stem the margin erosion,” the analyst added.

Astro is also likely to produce the entire BPL show – which includes talk shows and match analysis – now that it owns the rights directly. Previously, ESPN had done so and had factored that into its price to Astro.

It is believed that TM had sought to buy the BPL content to make its planned broadband TV service attractive.

However, it is unlikely TM will have had its infrastructure for broadband TV up and running in time for the next BPL season. Hence, if it had won the BPL bid, TM might have had to resort to re-selling the BPL content, possibly to Astro.

Astro’s established network and subscriber base is another factor that FAPL is likely to have considered when awarding the bid.

Monday, October 5, 2009

AirAsia's great deals is here again...where got so much money???

LOW-COST airline AirAsia is once again offering great deals with its Low Fare Madness special promotion for seats and flights departing primarily from Malaysia.

The promotion, starting today, does not include sister long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X flights. The offer covers the travel period from October 12 to November 19 this year.

The promotion is available for flights departing from Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Baru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Langkawi) to foreign destinations such as China, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and destinations within Malaysia from as low as RM49 (all-in fares) one way.

To make the deal sweeter, Go Holiday is offering attractive holiday packages within the same booking and travelling period in conjunction with this campaign, offering guests tour packages to attractive beaches, eco-tourism sites, heritage and trendy tourist destinations such as Langkawi, Phuket, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bali from as low as RM236 per passenger.

Guests can book their packages via

Guang Ming Bukit Jambul Hikathon 2009 : 1st November 2009

Date: 1 November 2009 7.00am
Distance: 6.5km
Start: Kaki Bukit Jambul, Penang
Telephone: 0164042033 (Mr.Lim)
Fee: RM10
Closing date: 25 Oct 2009

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival...

Sorry readers, I'm late again due to my busy weekend being brothers and attending wedding events for my badminton kaki...Anyway, it's not too late to wish everyone out there Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, hope you have lots of mooncake yea...

Friday, October 2, 2009

AS1M allocation to ethnic groups extended to Dec 31

Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) has extended the Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS1M) subscription allocation to ethnic groups to Dec 31, 2009.

PNB president and group chief executive Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman said the decision to extend the allocation ratio was to provide extra time for people from all ethnic groups to invest in the fund.

The investors of AS1M came from various economic backgrounds including medium and low-income earners, he said in a statement on Oct 1.

AS1M, a fixed price fund with a size of 10 billion units, was launched on July 31, 2009 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

It is open to all Malaysians with an allocation of 50% for bumiputeras, 30% for Chinese, 15% for Indians and 5% for other ethnic groups.

As of Sept 27, more than 2.5 billion units had been subscribed by 165,661 investors.

So if you still haven't buy yet and have the cash or have the intention to buy, what are you waiting for???

Honeywell's Penang facility to be fully operational in 3 months

HONEYWELL Aerospace Penang is expected to begin full operation within the next three months, its president Tim Mahoney said yesterday.

Mahoney, who is also the chief executive officer, said construction of Honeywell's state-of-the art aerospace facility started in May 2008 and was completed last December.

"Staffing and training began in the middle of 2008 and currently we have recruited about 500 employees, with all of them having completed more than 30,000 hours of training here and in the US," he said at a news conference in Penang. Mahoney said the Penang plant would be serving not only the region but also the global aviation industry with premier avionics products.

"The avionics produced here are ultimately used everyday on a wide range of planes built by the world's major aircraft manufacturers," he said, adding that the company had invested more than RM520 million in the plant located in Seberang Perai.

According to him, US-based Honeywell offers about 40,000 aerospace components and its Penang plant is expected to be the company's main production centre. - Bernama

So anyone out there wanna apply the job at Honeywell and take up the new exciting challenge??? :p

Happy Birthday China!

Happy Birthday to China (People's Republic of China) !!! It's a national day celebration and they will be having a week off!!! As far as I know, China doesn't always have holidays like we do in Malaysia, but whenever it's holiday, it's gonna be a long one for them.

Brief description of the China National Day:
The PRC was founded on October 1, 1949 with a ceremony at Tiananmen Square. The Central People's Government passed the Resolution on the National Day of the People's Republic of China on December 2, 1949 and declared that October 1 is the National Day.

The National Day marks the start of one of the two Golden Weeks in the PRC. The National Day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government-organised festivities, including fireworks and concerts. Public places, such as Tiananmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive theme. Portraits of revered leaders, such as Sun Yat-sen, are publicly displayed.

Lack of posting for September

For the first time in many many months, I noticed that I have not managed to have an average of a post a day in my blog. That's kinda my aim to have this average number of posting everyday, but somehow there're just too many things to deal with for the past month of September. Hopefully I can be back on track for the number of postings. Also if you noticed carefully, there aren't many activities posting in Penang recently by me due to my schedule. To post this event trail, I need to normally do a lot of reading and referring, so sorry folks! And of course thanks for your patience...really really appreciate it...