Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Selamat Hari Merdeka

Fourty-eight years of independence. Tomorrow will be the day, tonight there'll be the fireworks, the crowd, the massive, massive, massive jam.

I'll be staying home with my lovely little flag. Be wavin' it at the stroke of midnight, watching the boom from the little balcony at the back.

Azam kemerdekaan saya ialah to be free of my own tantrums. Selamat Hari Merdeka to all, keep us there, right!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

About Salmonella... But not the girl in AH-HA Season 1

You know there was a girl named Salmonella in AH-HA Season 1? She's the centre of the soap opera which has voice over jobs that sealed Oshin's coffin...

But there's another Salmonella out there, and this one's more deadly that the one mentioned above. This Salmonella is Salmonella Typhi, the bacteria that causes Typhoid fever...

You could get this gastrointestinal disease if you're not careful with what you eat. As a thumb rule, websites like www.cdc.gov and www.plainvillecitizen.com recommends that you boil it, peel it, cook it or forget it.

Or else, you'll get these stuff in your food, water, stomach, and eventually, your stool/feces... Scroll down...

Anyway, I happen to know that most licenced food stalls owners have been enforced to get TY2 vaccination shots (costs RM20 per needle) which ensures that they are no longer Salmonella Typhi carriers... (FYI Salmonella Typhi lives only in human bodies, some who recovered from the Typhoid fever may continue to carry the bacteria..)

p/s: pix borrowed from Yahoo! Search Pages. Thanks.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

And 45 minuts ago it was declared...

Today will always be a memorable one...

Air pollution index soars to hazardous levels; Malaysia declares emergency

Malaysia declared a state of emergency today as the air pollution index soared to extremely hazardous levels on the west coast, which is worst-hit by smoke from fires in Sumatra, an official said.

"We are now in a state of emergency," a National Security Council official said after the environment department said the index had reached 529 in the shipping centre of Port Klang and 531 in the coastal town of Kuala Selangor.

The government said on Wednesday that levels above 500 would trigger a state of emergency.

The National Security Council official said that although only the two west coast locations had exceeded 500, the emergency measures would extend to the whole of the Klang valley in which the capital Kuala Lumpur sits.

They will include closing schools, advising citizens to stay indoors or wear masks outside, and beginning rain-seeding in an effort to wash away the dust and smoke in the air.

In Kuala Lumpur the pollution index reached 321 and the city was shrouded in a yellowish mist that made the tops of buildings disappear. In the administrative capital of Putrajaya, which lies further towards the coast, the index reached 364.

REF: www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/aug112005/update738432005811.asp

Geylang, si paku geylang

Pulang marilah pulang, marilah pulang, bersama-sama...

Apparently there has been a burning occurence in Batang Kali, Selangor, earlier today - hence the smell of smoke on your clothes today, folks.

Yep, haze is at its worst today here in Klang Valley, Negeri Sembilan and parts of Perak due to the above reason, plus what we've been having for the past few days.

It started with the fire that happened in Putrajaya, and with fires in Sumatra and now Batang Kali, today as the API index breached 500 points, Selangor has declared state of emergency...

Jom le balik!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Reasons to watch Malaysian Idol 2

What reasons?!

Azam's gone! :(

Atilia's gone. :(

Faizull in :P

Fauzi out :(

Lisa out :(

If you like Faizull then he's worth tuning in I guess, cause save him the Malaysian Idol 2 is truly barren of supervoices... Hopefully Azam'll get a recording contract - or at least come back with a single. If Fauzi or Lisa gets to cut a single bet they'll be worth buying too.

Monday, August 01, 2005

The silliest line I've ever heard...

... came from a lady landlord I happened to bump into last Saturday. She was angry at her tenant, and outbursted a comment that went exactly like this:

"You can't talk to me like that! I'm an engineer you know!"

... to her tenant who earlier to that said, "I paid a month of deposit, surely you can't expect me to pay for three when I only needed to pay for two - that's easy maths, surely you can count?".

And what could we - my mom, my sis, and my poor ticklish soul - could do but slam a few guffaws straight into her ears.

Even earlier to that, the lady landlord was trying to screw the tenant by asking for extra payment, eventhough she well know that the tenant has placed a month's deposit before moving in 5 years ago, paid to her dad.

I'm sure not all engineers are as sensitive as that when someone happens to question his or her math prowess (I happen to know some really cool engineers who constantly make fun of themselves for not being able to count the percentage of increase of oil prices for the past two months).

Still, it was the most hilarious thing I've ever heard so far... minus that one involving a minister who owns like a hundred and eighty-nine open APs... now that one deserves to be documented on film.