cracker: a bragging liar

~ definition by Merriam Webster

... I lie, I brag, I boast naturally... so please don't get serious about whatever I say or write :)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Now everyone can buy… nothing!

Apart from the RM1 parking fee, it seems everything else from the supermarket is also more expensive!


Giant RM2.75

Giant RM3+

Giant RM12.99

Kewpie Mayo!!! Not available anywhere else in the entire Sabah (I dare say), now found in GMart Inanam… wow!
I used to have my brother buy it from KL,
but RM18.50… it’s only around RM12-13 from Jusco!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Flute Service

Got my flute back from the service centre today, almost like brand new now. Almost because I still see rusty stains between those hard to get places… arrgh, they’re so irritating to look at!



I drove all the way to Penampang New Township, to find this service centre… never expected to see a Musical Instrument service centre to look so much like a car service centre!


As a matter of fact, the shop is located in the midst of a few car workshop… when I asked how to find the shop, I was actually told it was right beside 2020 car service centre!


The flute general service cost me RM110.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Times Book Fair @ Asiacity


Wish I had the time… there might be hidden treasures in there…

Dell Mini 10


Dell Mini 10 is out… and it has a Purple Passion model… OMG… I must have it!040

halor? you already own a Mini 9?

But that one only has 8gb, Mini 10 has 160gb! And I can have it in purple!!agogo

halor? your Mini 9 is barely one year old?

But… but… Mini 10 got PURPLE COLOR you know?1267 lalala

You got money to buy meh?

Err… 117  Nope… 12624 stumping


For comparison with Dell Mini 9 click here

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Snake Skin Fruit


Little Dan is afraid of it… he won’t come near the fruit, and he barks at it alertly! Scary looking fruit even to myself, looks really like snake skin…

Monday, May 25, 2009

Best Nasi Lemak in town


From the KK Courts’ canteen!


We had to wait till 10am for the court to start,
so a group of us went into the courts canteen for a “snack”…
I ordered the famous nasi lemak…


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Genuine Software!


Got this Home and Student MS Office at RM199 from Lowyat Plaza!
The same was selling at RM350 in Kota Kinabalu!

What discrimination!


Installing Office 2007 to my Dell Mini… 1267 lalala

Now everyone can… buy?


Laughed out loud in my car when I saw this advertisement by the road side of Jalan Tuaran Mile 5.5 (thereabout)!

Using AA colors and slogan…
This is not the first time I saw AA slogan being used for advertisement of other products! Maybe AA should copyright or TM their slogan to avoid this kind of abuses!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Company Swine-ding?

It happened while we were in the High Court waiting for the interpreter to call out the winding-up cases.

We saw the interpreter stood up and … he said,

“Company Swine-ding up No …”

Me and another learned friend burst out laughing in court!
With our mouths covered of course… what a scene it would be if we had laughed out loud!

These days, with the threatening flu plague, people are really sensitive of the word “swine”… so anything sounds “swiney”…

So Companies Winding Up can become
Company Swine Ding Up!

Next time, when you need to say the word, make sure you say it out slowly ah… wetsifut

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sleepy Dan


It’s unusual for LD to simple ignore Bobo (the doggie plush toy) on his head and just let me take pictures of him… normally he would be jumping right at me… barks at me… tore my shorts dragging me to bring him out for a walk (a long one)… it’s a bit disheartening to see him just lying down lazily like that… like his spirit has left him… but I’m neutering him is what I must do… as I look forward to a healthy and long lived LD… with many many years ahead… lots and lots of joy together!

Get well soon LD!
I won’t mind you being such a menace, I promise!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

dateline and deadline

Talk about stubbornness…

I’ve told the staff so many times that dateline is not deadline and there is only deadline to meet not dateline.

“But… all the partners in the firm is using dateline…”

“We changed it to deadline, the letter will be returned to us for amendment to dateline…”

Sigh… what’s the dictionary for then? If someone is wrong, you just follow blindly?




1: a line in a written document or a printed publication giving the date and place of composition or issue2usually date line : international date line

— dateline transitive verb






1: a line drawn within or around a prison that a prisoner passes at the risk of being shot

2 a: a date or time before which something must be done
b: the time after which copy is not accepted for a particular issue of a publication

— on deadline or under deadline

: with the requirement of meeting a deadline <working on deadline>

Friday, May 8, 2009

Consent Judgment and Judgment by Admission

One judge is very particular about terminology,
and all the lawyers learned from her court that a Judgment by Admission is not a Consent Judgment.

Some fresh lawyers may have been confused into thinking that in her court, one can ONLY say “Judgment by Admission” as their seniors must have warned them about this “particular judge”.

This morning, we have a Consent Judgment but the Plaintiff’s lawyer called it a Judgment by Admission… and I thought, “uh oh!”.

The judge went, “A judgment by Admission of Claim?”
I quickly stood up and said, “Your honor, it’s a Consent Judgment”.

Then later, another lawyer stood up for her case, hers is really a Judgment by Admission, but she must have thought since just now the other lawyer was corrected to “Consent Judgment”, she quickly corrects herself saying it’s a Consent Judgment!

Actually, there’s a difference between the two.

Judgment by Admission is when the Defendant is present in the court at the first mention and admits to the claim as stated in your Statement of Claim and is not defending the matter. As such, Defendant has to pay the entire amount as claimed.

Consent Judgment is when both parties agreed to a settlement sum, which is most probably a lesser amount compared to what the Plaintiff has initially claimed in the Statement of Claim. Thus a “judgment by consent” will be entered against the Defendant for the payment of the amount in accordance with the consented amount.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Practising Lawyer

“What are you doing now?”
“I am a practising lawyer…”
“How long do you have to practice to be lawyer?”


It never occured to me that it will be confusing to tell people I am a “practising lawyer”… until I was asked how long do I need to “practice” to be a lawyer till I can be a real lawyer! :s

Actually, practising lawyer means a lawyer who is in practice (just like a doctor being called a practitioner), ie, a working lawyer who has a practice certificate, a licensed lawyer so to speak! A lawyer who is no longer under pupilage*, and has been called to the bar** and has a current Practice Certificate***.

*Pupilage is the 9 months (in West Malaysia) or 12 months (in Sabah/Sarawak) training period (not practising but training) every lawyer has to undergo before they could be “Call to the Bar”".

**Call to the Bar means being called to the legal fraternity. In practice, it means a lawyer whose name is on the Rolls of the High Court. Ie, the name is listed as a lawyer in the High Court’s list of lawyers!

***Lawyers have to pay a prescribed fee to the courts for their names to be kept in the Rolls. Therefore, each year, lawyers have to renew their respective practice certificate in order for their names to be retained in that Roll so that they could continue to “practise” as a lawyer! :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Meniere Disease

Am I having Meniere Disease? Well, I don’t know, because even the doctor that examined my ears couldn’t tell.

I don’t feel dizzy, no pain…
Just having this echoic sound in my ears when I talk on the phone as if I am under water. I also hearing a lesser sound volume from my left ear compared to my right ear. I called it, “diving sensation”.

Happened to me years ago when I was still working in KL with MLJ, and I remembered the doctor I went to see whose clinic was on the KUB building, Dr Ngu! :p

Just as the doctor I saw in KK, Dr Ngu in KL told me my ears looks normal and clean, no redness or swollen or blockage… and nothing to indicate I had an ear infection.

Well, as long as I won’t lose my hearing, I am glad.

The “diving sensation” went away very fast after I saw the doctor in KL. I was hoping this time it would go away very soon too.


Doctor in KK gave me some tablets called papase and told me go see an ear specialist if the symptoms won’t go away after I finished the medication. Gosh! See a specialist? Is that really necessary?

As I was reading about the treatment for Meneire Disease from wikipedia, I was found guilty of having high sodium diet, and being an excessive caffeine drinker!  Mmm… maybe I should cut down on Maggie Seasoning and Nescafe… (you see, I am self-treating again… that’s why I always say I don’t need to see doctors!)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Zoshigaya Missionary Museum


Was flipping through the Insight City Guide Tokyo when  I came across this missionary museum in Japan, and of all places of Japan, Tokyo!

This American colonial-style house was built in 1907 by an American missionary, John Moody McCaleb, who spent 50 years in Japan.

When I first learned of the name, I though he was THE famous Moody, but I was wrong, that was Dwight Lyman Moody.

Reading their stories… I am truly touched!

A missionary to Japan… God Please Send ME! :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Fish that Swallowed Jonah

Mom was telling me this riddle that was addressed to her and her classmates at the Sabah Bible Seminary class:

What’s the name of the fish that swallowed Jonah?
Jonah 1-2

So I tried, Whale? Nope.
Err… Big Fish? Nope.

Before I could think further, mom exclaimed, “Selfish lar!”
Hahahah… got me on that one!

Yes, indeed, Jonah was swallowed by his own selfishness…
How apt!


If you wonder what’s the story about Jonah, here’s from the Bible for Children by V. Gilbret Beers:

“Go to Nineveh,” God told Jonah. “Tell the people there I will destroy them because they are so wicked.” Jonah didn’t want to go to that wicked city. He didn’t want to do what God said. So he ran away. He got on a ship headed in the other direction.

But God knew where Jonah was. Jonah couldn’t hide from God.

God sent a terrible storm. The Ship on which Jonah was sailing was about to sink. The sailors were afraid they would all go down with the ship. So they began to throw things overboard. While that was happening, Jonah was sleeping down below.

When the captain found Jonah, he shouted at him, “How can you sleep through all this? Get up and pray.”

The sailors thought the storm had come because God was angry with someone on the ship. So they drew lots to see who had done something wrong. That’s how they found out it was Jonah.

“I’m running from God,” Jonah said. “You must throw me into the sea.” At first the sailors tried to row the boat to the shore, but they couldn’t get there. Finally they threw Jonah into the sea and the storm stopped right away.

God had prepared a great fish to come and swallow Jonah. For three days and three nights, Jonah was inside the fish. During that time Jonah was really praying! He begged God to save him. So God ordered the great fish to spit Jonah out on land. The fish obeyed, and Jonah was safe. He would not run away from God anymore.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I’ve got air-con!


Finally… I have aircon in my room.
I know some of you have been sleeping in aircon room since birth, so you won’t understand what’s so big deal!


It’s a Panasonic Inverter… save electricity.
Anyway it’s not like I will turn it on whole day.

Only for really really hot days.



Narsissus painted by Michaelangelo

Narcissus, a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who pines away for love of his own reflection and is then turned into the narcissus flower.



Do you like what you see in the mirror?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mighty Mugs and My Lunch

Drove out to Asia City during lunch break today… because I can’t think of anything else to do!

Took these Might Muggs shots for a friend’s friend, Mr EC who is a big fan of Star Wars.



I am not a big fan of Stars War though, I don’t really know many characters, so correct me if I’m wrong, I see Chewy* and Darth Vader**… the that golden robot (sorry I forgot his name)***, and Harrison Ford’s character (also forgot the name)****…

*That’s not chewy at all, that’s Teebo the Ewok
**That’s not Darth Vader either, it’s a Snow Trooper
***3PO is the name
****Han Solo!

Okay, so I’ve done my home work, and here’s the correct names of the characters in the picture above,
Top row from Left: Count Dooku, Snow Trooper, Clone Commander Cody, Bossk, Teebo the Ewok;
Bottom row from Left: Han Solo, Captain Rex, Biggs Darklighter, 3PO




After the Muggs shots, I had a simple lunch at Fook Yuan (sorry spelling might not be 100% correct).