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1Utama CHINESE NEW YEAR GOLDEN GIVEAWAY!

Thursday, January 31st, 2008 4,231 views

ONECARD Presents
金运满堂 Golden Giveaway

500 Assorted Cans of Abalone, Bird’s Nest, Mushroom must be given away to ONECARD Members this Chinese New Year!

How to participate? It’s very easy.
* Spend RM100.00 (within 3 receipts) at ONECARD outlets between 18 Jan – 1 Feb 08. (Which is ONECARD outlet? Just look out for the ONECARD sticker on the floor in front of the outlets.)
* Spin the Properity Whell at Ground Floor, Highstreet on 2 Feb 08, from 12pm onwards.
* Walk away with a guaranteed gift!

Terms & Conditions
- Each ONECARD member is allowed only one(1) spin of the Prosperity Wheel and one(1) redemption only.
- Members must have their ONECARD present for the redemption.

I receive this email notification and even sms too =)

So don’t miss out the chance and grab the Abalone ooh =p

1Utama CHINESE NEW YEAR GOLDEN GIVEAWAY!

Lin Dan Fight In Korean Open

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 9,104 views

Lin Dan lost in Korean Open to Lee Hyun Ii (who lost to Lee Chong Wei last week in Malaysia Open). The 28-year-old Hyun-il made quick rebound from a first-game whitewash to dump world number one Lin Dan of China 4-21, 23-21, 25-23 in a 71-minute men’s singles final to win his first-ever home title.

It was only Hyun-il’s third win over Lin Dan in eight meetings. His other victories were recorded when he was in peak form in 2003. It was also Hyun-il’s first victory since he took a six-month break from the national team in 2006.

Lin Dan was not happy over the line judgment and the current South Korean singles and the former head coach of the Chinese team coach Li Mao was in the words of intense conflict.

Then Lin Dan angrily threw his racket on the ground. At such a time, he got a yellow card for his excessive behavior. Then the match continue and in the end Lin Dan lost to Lee Hyun-il.

在1月27日下午进行的韩国羽毛球超级赛单打决赛中,世界排名第一的林丹以1-2惨遭东道主名将李炫一逆转。在比赛中,林丹不满裁判判罚与裁判理论,并与现任韩国单打总教练的前中国队教练李矛发生激烈的言语冲突。

Lin Dan Fight With Li Mao - Korean Open

Lin Dan Fight With Li Mao - Korean Open

Lin Dan Fight With Li Mao - Korean Open

Lin Dan Fight With Li Mao - Korean Open

Lin Dan Fight With Li Mao - Korean Open

Lin Dan Fight With Li Mao - Korean Open

more details in chinese

Google Coming To Malaysia?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 4,308 views

Search engine Google eyeing Malaysia? Is Google setting up a base in Malaysia for real? That will be good news to all Malaysian and Asians too =)
I hope Google is really consider Malaysia, so they could offer more job opportunities to us too. Google office environment is one of the best in the world! I wanna join! Haha if they ever hire me.

Google Setting A Base @ KL

DAVOS: Google Inc is interested to set up a base in Malaysia due to its huge ICT market, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The Prime Minister said the Government’s development plans for the ICT industry were also in line with the company’s expansion programme.

“I was told that Malaysians formed the highest group of Google users in South-East Asia,” he told Malaysian journalists after meeting the US giant’s CEO Eric Schmidt on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.

It is believed the world’s top Internet search engine company was eyeing Malaysia, India or Vietnam to set up its data centre facilities.

Abdullah said the company felt Malaysia was a good place for the base due to its strategic geographical location.

“They want to make their presence felt in Malaysia. It will be a big boost for our ICT industry,” he said.

Meanwhile, the shift of economic power from the West to the East will be one of the key topics of discussion at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Kuala Lumpur on June 15 and 16.

This historic transformation must be handled with care, said Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Isis) Malaysia chairman and CEO Datuk Seri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan.

He said this would ensure it could become a productive, constructive transformation.

The meeting will bring together over 350 global and regional leaders in business, politics and intellectual thinkers to discuss opportunities in Asia and the potential risks.

What a week!

Monday, January 28th, 2008 4,572 views

1st my computer broke down. It broke down after I came back from badminton, I on my monitor and “OMG” why the graphic become CACATED. So I thought just restart then it will be fine. But the night mare started. It can’t on. It says “Hardware monitor detected some error”. Damn sad, the comp accompany me for so many years and I on it 24/7 seldom shutdown or restart.

Hardware monitor detected some error

Took it to fix @ ss2 Computer War (War.Mart) but that guy tell me not worth to fix coz my computer was actually 6-7years liao and he also can’t confirm what’s wrong. It might be my motherboard or the power supply problem. So in the end I decided to get a new PC @ Lowyat Plaza. Luckily there’s a public holiday for Thaipusam on Wednesday so I went to Lowyat and customized my PC. I got my complete system @ C-Zone, Lowyat.

C-Zone Lowyat

Cooler Master

It cost me RM2260.00 Wow, so I’m actually PK liao. Just bought my E228WFP 22″ LCD from DELL now new PC sumroe =( no $$$

I got Intel Core 2 Duo =p

Will update on the new system soon. Stay tuned =)

2nd my badminton shoe ROSAK. That was the badminton shoe I was wearing since my college time and it’s very nice and it protect me for injuries. It’s Yonex shoe with “Power Ccushion” technology.

3rd Astro broke down. “Service Not Available”. Thought something wrong and contacted the Astro Customer Service but very hard to connect to their line. They said they will check but till the next morning, it’s still showing “Service Not Available”. So got fed up and my dad check the connection… WTF… actually it’s just the connector loose liao… Alamak. Just fix it and wola…

Astro

Malaysia Lost In Korean Open

Saturday, January 26th, 2008 3,853 views

Korean Open

Misfortune hit Malaysian men shuttlers Lee Chong Wei and Chew Choon Eng in freezing Seoul. They both have to walk over in half way of the game.

Korean Open 2008

Lee Chong Wei, the reigning Malaysian Open men’s singles champion, had to concede a walkover to South Korean Lee Hyun-il due to high fever in the second round of the championships, which is the second leg of the Super Series.

Lee Chong Wei gave up the match after winning the first game 21-19 and losing the second 17-21.

There were high hopes on the second seed Lee Chong Wei getting the better of Hyun-il once again after having beaten the latter in the final of the Malaysian Open on Sunday but it did not happen.

It was also a sad end for Chan Chong Ming-Choon Eng in the men’s doubles. After losing the first game 13-21, the duo did well to win the second 23-21 to force a rubber game against South Koreans Jung Jae-sung-Lee Yong dae.

But it proved too much for Choon Eng, who limped out with a knee injury at 3-11 in the decider of the second round match.

Wong Mew Choo Lost in Korean Open 2008

On the women doubles, also sad ending as Wong Mew Choo lost to Yun Hwa LEE (Korea). Top Malaysian women’s singles player Wong Mew Choo muffed a good opportunity to make a second consecutive semi-finals appearance in the Super Series. She was beaten 11-21, 16-21 in the first round by South Korean Lee Yun-hwa.

So, I will not be watching Final Live tomorrow as I was very disappointed and none of the Malaysian Players are playing.

I think our Malaysia players need to keep it up and keep on training and training without loosing hope so that only we could achieve good result in Olympic China on August.

Malaysia Boleh!

IT GIANTS – Bill Gates and Dr Craig Barrett coming to KL

Friday, January 25th, 2008 5,121 views

Want to meet the IT GIANTS, Bill Gates of Microsoft and Dr Craig Barrett of Intel in person in Malaysia? Yes, you got the chance now but there’s not much details yet.

Bill Gates

DAVOS (Switzerland): Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Intel chairman Dr Craig Barrett will be among the eminent global personalities at the 16th World Congress on Information Technology in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia is the first South-East Asian nation to host the biennial event, often billed as the Olympics of ICT, from May 18 to 22.

Other personalities include Blue Brain Project chairman Dr Robert Bishop, International Telecommunication Union secretary-general Dr Hamadoun Toure, Dr Robert Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Robert Carter of FedEx and Douglas Merrill of Google.

More than 2,500 delegates from over 80 countries are expected to attend the meeting, which will address issues like technology’s impact on education, innovation, technopreneurship and the future of the Internet.

“The congress will bring the world’s ICT giants to Malaysia,” Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis told Malaysian journalists on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting here.

He said Malaysia must continue to develop its ICT industry, particularly its technology entrepreneurs, as innovative knowledge could help drive the future economy.

Dr Jamaluddin said innovative strategies could be used to develop industries as the country could not just depend on exports of commodities like rubber and palm oil or its human expertise. more details

Male ? Female? Doubt?

Thursday, January 24th, 2008 2,259 views

Malaysia Government Portal supports those who are unsure of their gender. Kudos to the government.

The registration screen allow the user to select “Doubt” for gender. So do you know your own gender? If not don’t worry =p

myGovernment Malaysia
Go to https://www.gov.my/

Check it out yourself! I found this amazing … Haha

I wonder can you doubt about your gender? =)

Wednesday – Thaipusam holiday for KL and Putrajaya Too!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 5,291 views

Are you working in KL or Putrajaya? If yes, you should be happy, it’s a public holiday for you too.

What is Thaipusam?

Thaipusam (Tamil: தைப்பூசம) (or Thai Poosam Kavady) is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (Jan/Feb). Pusam refers to a star that is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates both the birthday of Lord Murugan (also Subramaniam), the youngest son of Shiva and Parvati, and the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel (lance) so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman. read more

KUALA LUMPUR: Thaipusam will be a public holiday in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who announced this yesterday to more than 20,000 people from the Indian community at MIC’s Gathering with the Prime Minister at the Badminton Stadium in Cheras yesterday, said he had considered the request by the MIC to declare Thaipusam a public holiday.

“We discussed this matter. They said that during Thaipusam there would be traffic jams everywhere in Kuala Lumpur and it is difficult to get to work. So let it be a holiday,” he said to cheers from the crowd.

Thaipusam, which falls on Wednesday, is already a public holiday in Selangor, Penang, Perak, Negri Sembilan and Johor.

Thaipusam holiday for KL and Putrajaya too

When the crowd cheered, he said: “Why are you all cheering?” and the people replied: “Cuti! (Holiday).”

“But we must continue to work. When it is a holiday, we have a holiday. But when it is time to work, we must work hard. Promise this, promise this,” he said.

MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu thanked Abdullah for the public holiday in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

“The Hindus in Malaysia have been waiting for a long time for such good news, and I hope they will not be disappointed,” he said.

Congrats Lee Chong Wei – Malaysia Open 2008 Champion

Sunday, January 20th, 2008 7,606 views

Lee Chong Wei, you did it again, we are proud of you. Malaysia Boleh! =)

Lee Chong Wei Won Malaysia Open 2008

It was a nice match again another LEE from Korea! Lee Hyun Ii. The matches last about 1 hour plus.

It was a good show between both of them. This is because Lee Hyun Ii current couch is Li Mao which is Lee Chong Wei previous couch. So he might know all Lee Chong Wei weakness and setup a match between both of them, but in deed Lee Chong Wei showed his spirit and win over the games. once again congrats Chong Wei. =) There’s more game coming up so keep on your good tactic and keep improving match after match.

Malaysia Open 2008 Men Single Result

Malaysia Open 2008 Men Single Result Game 1
1st Match: 21-15
The first game was exciting

Malaysia Open 2008 Men Single Result Game 1
2nd Match: 11-21
The second game was a bit bored as Lee Chong Wei never perform any nice tactic.

Malaysia Open 2008 Men Single Result Game 1
3rd Match: 21-17
The last deciding game was good! After he change cloth, it’s where the power come and he’s good all the way to win the Malaysia Open 2008. This was his third title out of four.

Pappa Kopitiam @ Kota Damansara

Saturday, January 19th, 2008 13,623 views

This is the new yam cha place @ Kota Damansara. The environment and atmosphere in Pappa Kopitiam is nice and it’s quite so you can have a nice chat with your buddy over there and they have lot’s of variety too. They even have the infamous “Milo Dinosaur” (a cup of milo with an extra spoonful of powdered undissolved Milo added to it), you could make it yourself thought and it’s cheaper =p

Pappa Kopitiam @ Kota Damansara
Pappa Kopitiam @ Kota Damansara

Pappa Kopitiam @ Kota Damansara

Pappa Kopitiam @ Kota Damansara

Pappa Kopitiam @ Kota Damansara
Pappa’s Menu

Pappa Kopitiam @ Kota Damansara
Pappa’s Cendol

Pappa Kopitiam @ Kota Damansara
Pappa’s Lychee Cincau

Pappa Kopitiam @ Kota Damansara
Pappa’s Tau Fu Fa

Pappa Kopitiam @ Kota Damansara
Pappa’s Tong Yuen

Pappa Kopitiam @ Kota Damansara

Pappa Kopitiam @ Kota Damansara

Pappa Kopitiam @ Kota Damansara
Enjoying =)

Try it for yourself. It’s opposite SGM PJ Center / Pak Li Kopitiam

Pappa Kopitiam
2-1 Jalan PJU 5/5
Dataran Sunway
Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 603 6141 7128

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