Tuesday, July 21, 2009

howwwzattt... the $31bil man...

I didn't know that such an invention was invented by a Malaysian until I read it here. What an innovation in storing whatever needs that we can think of.

Just take a little of your time to read this.

"The man who invented USB pen-drive is a young modest Malaysian who can't even get into a local University but invented the most versatile, indispensable computer peripheral today. And helped his adopted country, Taiwan make $31bil in the process. The rest is history...."


Interesting to know that the Pen Drive was invented by a Malaysian Chinese who could not get into one of our local universities primarily because he is not a bumiputra. He had to study in Taiwan.

Fact File:

Name: Pua Khein Seng (picture above)

Age: 31

Hometown: Sekinchan, Selangor

Education: SJKC Yeok Kuan, Sekinchan; Pin Hwa Independent School, Klang; Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Occupation: Engineer/President of Phison Electonics Corp

Current Base: Taipei , Taiwan

Years Abroad: 12 years

Pua Khein Seng went to Taiwan to get his engineering degree but ended up staying on, starting his own company and inventing the pen drive.

Read more here and here.

Monday, July 13, 2009

howwwzattt... he's a jolly good fellow... well, is he???

The 100 days in office for our current PM doesn’t excite me a bit, even though he had introduced measures that were to say “11 People-Friendly Measures”.

To tell the truth, don’t jump up and down with joy just yet. How many of the 11 measures that will directly involve and improve my conditions in this trying times? There are none.

What about this? 20 % discount for Smart TAG and Touch ‘n Go cardholders who pay toll 80 times or more in a month. 80 times, that’s huge brother or was it really?

First thing is, you have to come up with an upfront payment (deposit) for both services and it will cost you and me more than RM100. Secondly, you have to top-up the real value just for the systems to operate. And by that moment, you haven’t pass any toll gates yet and yet you already paid for the service that you yourselves aren’t too sure if you live long enough to enjoy the benefit of your doubts. It was just a daylight robbery.

Generally a person will travel twice daily between his/her workplace. That will come up to 60 times of passing the toll gates, you might say that you just short of 20 trips from the eligible target. 20 times was not an unreachable figure. But, are we willing to do unnecessary travel through the toll gates just to justify our lust in getting the rebates?

Apparently, the figure can be reached if we live in KL where tolls are mushrooming but what about those who live in JB, Ipoh, Penang and elsewhere, where there are only one toll for them to get pass through? From my right state of mind, none of them will benefit from such generosity by the PM.

Once again, this was just another daylight robbery from the power that be.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

...howwwzattt... damn to the power that be...

For once I'm not against if they conduct the Math and Science classes in English or in Malay. The truth is, i don't give a damn.

The point I want to stress here is, you don't need to teach the pupil to understand the principle of Science and Math in English. In fact, you can teach our pupils here in whatever language you prefer with such as Malay, English, Tamil, Malayalam, Hokkien or whatever.

The thing is, please introduce the English literature in our English subject and that is the best thing to do.

Do you think that by learning Math and Science in English will improve our students compatibility in mastering the colonial language? I don't think so.

I've had the experience of learning engineering in one of our leading university during the 90's. The courses were all conducted in Malay. I never dreamt of a university conducting engineering classes in Malay.

First of of all, I've joined the main aviation company in our country during that time as an structural apprentice and of course all the courses were conducted in English and when I joined the university, I was surprised all of the syllabus were in Malay. Imagine when a wire wound alternator was directly translated into Malay? A retro rocket became a "roket balikan". When a squirrel cage motor became a "tupai" something?
So ladies and gentlemen, judge it for yourselves.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

...howwwzattt... a classic example of malaysian enforcement...

My news-clipping. For a better image, go here.

While our JPJ were busying themselves playing hide and seek with the operation of the illegal taxis at KLIA (last week news), nothing has been done to the illegal activities in our airspace.

For sometimes, chartered air services had found their ways on our shore or let say our skies. The main concern is, these air charter service operators had illegally operated by making Malaysia as their hub (see NST Sunday July 5th).

By making Malaysia as their hub, there were certain rules and regulations to be followed. For one, any aircraft that is to be operated from Malaysia as their hub must bear a Malaysian registration and in this case started with 9M and a Malaysian flag must be printed on the rudder section of the aircraft. This is mandatory.

From the above news clipping, we could see that there is a serious breach of regulation that someone must answer for.

“We know the names of the companies which are using foreign-registered aircraft for air charter, and the DCA also knows who the culprits are”, according to a source. (more here)

What the hell is happening to our sovereignty now? The DCA as the authority body of the civil aviation just closes one eye to the culprits you mean? The DGCA even said that the department needs written complaints for it to act. By needing a written complaint, the complainant himself must be someone that knows something about Malaysia air-legislation. No makcik2 or pakciks can make a sound complaint regarding this matter. This means that if nobody complaint, all is smooth sailing.

Flight plans must be submitted to ATC preferably 72 hours or even a few minutes before take-off. Some pilots only give the flight plans when the aircraft is already airborne and what if the same flight plans were used by another plane at that very moment. Disaster could strike.

On foreign registered aircraft displaying Malaysian flags, the DGCA said he doesn’t know whether it is legal or illegal to do so because the law is silent on this.

Now this is serious. The Director General of Department of Civil Aviation doesn’t know on the law which custodian was under him.

And today it was in the news, no complaints were made. The DCA is one of the most feared government agency in Malaysia is now had tarnished its image forever.

As for me, now it is time for us to audit them and let them taste their own medicine.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

howwwzattt... lawak bodoh la kejap...

Seorang perempuan berpotongan seksi dan cantik memakai skirt ketat separas lutut dan sehelai blouse lengan panjang sedang berdiri di sebuah perhentian bas. Ketika itu ramai orang sedang memenuhi pondok tersebut.

Apabila bas datang, perempuan tersebut mengalami kesukaran untuk memanjat tangga bas dek kerana skirtnya yang ketat tersebut.

Setelah berfikir seketika akhirnya dia mengambil keputusan untuk membuka sedikit zip skirtnya, namun masih gagal dan dia menurunkan sedikit lagi zip tetapi masih sukar, akhirnya dia terus membuka keseluruhan zip skirtnya kerana tiada apa yang perlu dibimbangkan sebab bajunya dimasukkan kedalam skirt... namun dia masih juga gagal memanjat tangga bas, sedangkan ramai orang sedang beratur dibelakangnya.

Perempuan tersebut telah habis akal, sedang dia berfikir tiba-tiba dia terasa ada tangan menolak punggungnya menaiki tangga bas, dia menoleh dan didapati lelaki dibelakangnya yang melakukan perbuatan tersebut.

Dengan nada lantang dia memarahi lelaki tersebut "Apahal ko pegang punggung aku? gatal!

"Jawap lelaki tersebut "ko pun gatal jugak... yang pergi bukak zip seluar aku tiga kali apasal?"

Dipetik dari LawakJoke.com