Thursday, September 18, 2008

Crazy people at Crazy hour

Here I am, at 4 in the morning, in the internet cafe which I frequented only during the day when my streamyx is down. I have never known until now...well...probably heard of it but not seen it with my own eyes that there can be so many people at this hour. I have expected a few owls but not a 95% occupancy rate in a 100 pc room. All youngsters playing games. Tomorrow is Friday. A working or schooling day. Mm...guess they are another category of youngsters. They in turn must be wondering what this old lady is doing here right now. The only pages that she is looking at are full or words. Crazy. Oh ya, you too. Crazy.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Extremely embarassing!!! University??? Poof!!!

From NST (local newspaper) advertorial:

D.K.II, S.P.M.J., S.P.C.M.

Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Al-Mutawakil Alallahi Shah has born on 14th of August 1959 in Hospital Batu Gajah, Perak. Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith is a third son to Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Perak Darul Ridzwan and Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja Mazuwin binti almarhum Raja Arif Shah.

Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah get early education in Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Datin Khadijah Kuala Kangsar in the state his birthplace namely in Perak. After end of the education in primary school, Yang Amat Mulia continue the education to form one at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Raja Perempuan Kalsom Kuala Kangsar, Perak.

In the month of September 1972, Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah have set forth to England for further education in Chaltenham Ladies College, Gloucestershire to form six. Then, Yang Amat Mulia continue learning it in Davies College London in September 1977 and his following year in receive enter to Somerville College, London after having passed Oxford Entrance Examination.

After graduated at Oxford University with Bachelor of Art in June 1983 and follow the traditional University of Oxford, Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith will receive Master of Art after three years in 1986. Yang Amat Mulia also is a linguist follow several courses including language Mandarin at the tertiary level, French and Italy language.

As his father, Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah is a person that talented in picture arts. Refinement of soul, Yang Amat Mulia always watching natural beauty environment immortalize in the form photograph and painting to make look and reference. Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith performance become guide to deliver the message education to general public. Yang Amat Mulia concern on women and natural world and it custody aspect in become deep theme in painting.

Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah comply have interest profoundest field documentation. Apart from producing book, Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith doubled up guest writer in the The New Straits Times newspapers and in personal column it “Mind Matters” in The Star newspaper. Besides writing, Yang Amat Mulia comply active presenting a working paper at the conference national level and international.

Education from her father and mother over concern to the people, make Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah likes engaged in voluntary activities about as Deputy President of Majlis Wanita Johor (ROSE), Chief of Persatuan Pandu Puteri Malaysia Johor branch, Chairman of Nationalistic Community Service Red Crescent Malaysia, Patron of Spastic Children School in Johor Bahru, Patron Rotary Club of Tebrau Foundation, Advisor of Traditional Arts School International in London and become Pro Chancellor University Technology Malaysia (UTM) and becomen Royal Felllow Faculty of Language and Linguistic University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

As the appreciation towards her contributions of ideas and efforts in the development of education in Malaysia, Chancellor of University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Duli Yang Amat Mulia Tunku lbrahim lsmail lbni Sultan lskandar, Tunku Mahkota Johor, has approbation to presented the awards to Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Al-Mutawakil Alallahi Shah the Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Education at 7th Convocation Ceremony of University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia in this year. Congratulation from us, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia members.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Someone sent me this link It's the website of a new cafe in town.

Read "About Us":
Island Red cafe founded in 2006, use Espresso original culture as
their base, and strategically bring the Italian coffee culture into
Malaysia market with low cost.

Island Red Cafe corporate management concept is to promote the
original coffee culture and the local tasty food with full dedication
and high professionalism.

The company emphasizes the spirit of integrity and practicality,
insist to put customers as top priority and value every franchisees
and their working opportunity with Island Red Cafe. Together
developing and welcoming the new wealthy journey of coffee.

Create a new spirit of coffee culture, with royal quality and ambitious
dream. Create characteristic service procedures according to every customer's requirements. Insist and follow the coffee corporate
management system and the franchising chain model, Island Red
Cafe management and service system directly enjoy the resources
and has the most equipped customer service organization structure.

Gave up?

How about this for business concept?

Island red cafe is updating its business model to meet consumers expectations. Our cafe chain is well-located, with great access, offering great value for quality products. The new concept of island red cafe will offer a more comprehensive menu with items that can better serve the all-day dining segment. The new layout for Cafe will incorporate an attractive display showcasing creative bakery products, serving existing signature sandwiches, wholesome hot meals and delicious deserts. The new cafe with product range catering to the different meal segment will attract continuous traffic cof customers and boost the visibility in the locations where it operate. Island red cafe with its heritage and a strong brand is poised to meet this new challenge, offering:
- quality products with a local twist
- manufacturing & production expertise

I wonder how much the joker is being paid for writing this.