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Did you know about fruit label that you are going to buy?

Sunday, August 31st, 2008 2,956 views

I got email on this and I believe this is very useful information for all. Look clear at the label before you buy food or even fruits!

Read the Numbers on Your Fruit

Fruit Label

I just found this out about a month ago and I’ve been an organic vegan for over four years, go figure. That just goes to say that we must all remain as students and continue to learn and learn ¡ª never stop studying and gaining new information.

Okay, so what did I learn?
I learned that sticker labels on the fruits actually tell you how the fruits have been grown ¡ª whether they were organically grown or conventionally grown with pesticides and herbicides; oh, and let’s not forget about the genetically engineered fruits.

Conventional Fruit Labels
Four digits and does not start with 9
** mostly starting with the digit 4

Organic Fruit Labels
Five digits and starts with number 9

Genetically Modified Fruits
Start with the digit 8
So next time you go shopping, remember these critical numbers and know
how to avoid purchasing inorganic and GMO fruits.
Shop Safe :)

This is good to know because stores aren’t obligated to tell you if a fruit has been genetically modified (grrr¡­.)

Okay, so if you come across an apple in the store and it’s label is 4922, it’s an conventional apple grown with herbicides and harmful fertilizers. If it has a sticker 99222, it’s organic and safe to eat.
If it says 89222, then RUN!!!! I t has been genetically modified (GMO).

51th Merdeka Countdown Celebration @ Sungei Wang Plaza

Saturday, August 30th, 2008 3,748 views

Where are you going tonight for 51th Merdeke Countdown Celebration? Want to see fireworks and your favorites singers? Come to Sungei Wang Plaza at 9.30pm, Present to you by Digi, Sponsor by Magnum, Official Radio by MyFM.

Performers : Evonne Hsu 许慧欣, Will Pan 潘玮柏, Rynn Lim 林宇中, Daniel Lee 李吉汉, Evan Yo, Cheng Lee 李志清, James, Danny One 温力铭, Nick Chung, Yise Loo, will Ng 黄威尔 and MyFm Djs

Merdeka Countdown Celebration @ Sungei Wang

Mobile number portability to start today

Friday, August 29th, 2008 2,925 views

Finally Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is here! But will it benefit you? For me I don’t need this, coz I own two line and I still want to have two phone line as some place one of the telco will have no coverage so another telco will come in handy =)

No longer will the prefixes of 016 solely be that of a DiGi subscriber, or 012 be an exclusive Maxis number.

PUTRAJAYA: Mobile phone users can now enjoy the freedom of switching network service providers without having to forego their original phone number (including the prefix).

Effective Friday, the service will be extended to users with prepaid mobile phone numbers in the Klang Valley. Postpaid users can start enjoying the facility in two weeks.

In a statement, Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said the service, known as Mobile Number Portability (MNP), would take away the inconvenience associated with switching service providers and consumers’ concern over losing their contacts when doing so.

“Service providers are allowed to charge up to RM25 each time a subscriber changes their mobile phone service provider. This will give the users choice and freedom to choose their service providers without the inconvenience of having to change their numbers.

“The nationwide launch for the MNP will be in October,” Shaziman said.

Shaziman said the MNP is about improved service quality, better packages, better customer service and giving consumers choice. He added that initially only individual account holders would be able to change their service providers while business accounts could do so after the nationwide launch.

He said that until the nationwide launch, each service provider would only be able to accept 100 requests per day, adding that prepaid users are advised to finish their credit balance before changing the service provider as any remaining credit would not be refunded.

“Mobile phone users are advised not to rush into porting but should first study the various packages being offered before choosing the new service provider of their choice,” he said.

Mobile phone users can refer to the frequently-asked-questions on MNP at the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission website at www.skmm.gov.my and all of the mobile operator’s websites to find out more about the service.

Source : TheStar

28AUG08 – Announcements: Frequently Asked Questions on Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
28 August 2008

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is the ability for users to switch to a new mobile service provider, while retaining their existing mobile number.

The main benefit of MNP is freedom of choice and the competition that it generates. Now you are free to choose a new mobile service provider without having to change to a new number. This means you can avoid the inconvenience of having to notify friends and associates that you have changed your number.

Source : Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) || skmm.gov.my

Questions on MNP? Read the MNP FAQ

‘Blackouts’ for users of pirated Windows

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 2,927 views


Are you using Pirated Windows XP?

If the answer is yes then better becareful and you may face blackouts! Last time it was “Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA)Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) now it’s “Blackouts”. Windows XP Blackouts Get your original windows here copy now before it’s too late =)

PETALING JAYA: Starting Wednesday, users with pirated copies of Microsoft Corp’s Windows XP Professional operating system (OS) on machines that are Internet-capable could find their computer displays going black and with no screen icons visible.

There are 8.6 million users of Win XP Pro in Malaysia and about three million are expected to suffer the “blackouts,” according to Microsoft Malaysia.

To continue working, the user would need to reset the machine’s desktop background. Everything will return to normal. But when 60 minutes are up, the black screen will reappear and the user must go through the whole process again.

This will keep happening until the user licenses the copy of Win XP Pro on the machine by going to a Microsoft reseller or getting a licence online at the www.microsoft.com/malaysia/genuine. Each licence costs RM580.

This initiative is part of Microsoft’s antipiracy campaign, dubbed Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA), aimed at educating users on the benefits of using genuine software, K.T. Ng, Microsoft Malaysia’s director of client business group, told The Star on Tuesday.

Win XP Professional was chosen for the antipiracy blitz because it is the most pirated version of Microsoft’s Win XP operating system. The other version is Windows XP Home, which is for home users.

This is the second time that Microsoft is needling users of pirated copies of its operating system to go legitimate. Two years ago, it sprang its WGA initiative on local users of Win XP Pro and Win XP Home.

That time, a pop-up message showed up whenever the PC with a pirated Windows OS was switched on, with the intention of shaming business and home users into getting legitimate copies. The message said “This copy of Windows is not genuine.”

It was quite successful. At that time, there were about 5.1 million pirated copies of Windows XP Pro and after the exercise, about two million of the copies were validated, said Microsoft Malaysia.

“We are encouraged by that response,” said Ng. “So this time, we have escalated the penalty to a black screen that reappears every hour until the user validates his or her copy of Win XP Pro.”

Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, chief executive officer of Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), lauded the WGA campaign.

MDeC is caretaker of the country’s MSC Malaysia initiative, which is working to build up the nation’s knowledge economy.

“MDeC respects the rights of companies to protect their intellectual property. It’s a reminder that software piracy doesn’t pay, especially when Malaysians are themselves putting a lot of effort into creating original software,” he said.

Not clear
Several users and industry pundits that The Star spoke to believe Microsoft is using its WGA campaign to herd business users into upgrading to its newest operating system, Windows Vista, which hasn’t garnered interest among companies because of its higher hardware requirements.

“Microsoft has stopped selling Win XP in the market, so you have to wonder why it is spending time and money to take down users of pirated copies of this OS,” said a PC user, who asked for anonymity. “Why isn’t it also targeting users who have pirated copies of Windows Vista?”

“So if I’m using a pirated copy of Vista at this time, I won’t be hassled? Got to wonder about that.”

Ng replied that the concern now is XP Pro, which is widely pirated. “Vista isn’t pirated as much. WGA is continuous and should there be a Vista piracy problem, we will address it down the road,” he said.

Source : TheStar

Host Rating site

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 2,134 views

How do you select a hosting company? Where is the best place to host and have the best customer support, best server that with 99.99% uptime? I myself very hate those hosting company that promise 99.99% uptime but it doesn’t deliver. It’s just plan marketing strategy or trick to lure more customer to sign up with them compared to other hosting competitors. If you promised and it’s should keep it.

Is cheap hosting reliable or it’s just a trick to get more customer and the servers get overloaded?

With web hosting rating – articles it will help you to decide and make up your mind whether the hosting company is the best choice for you.

Customer support is also a very important for one to select the hosting company and decide where to host. If it takes weeks, months and years for them to reply to your support tickets what do you feels?

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How to tell if the cheap hosting company is reliable, good and all ? find all the information that you want and need to know no other place than web hosting articles

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Anwar Won!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 2,823 views

Anwar Won Permatang Pauh By-Election

will he take over the government? What your point of view?

PERMATANG PAUH BY-ELECTION: Anwar wins with 15,671 majority

Anwar is Permatang Pauh MP (Final update)

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has won the Permatang Pauh by-election.

The PKR de-facto leader was returned to Parliament with a majority of 15,671 votes, exceeding the 13,388-vote majority won by his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in the March 8 general election.

Anwar garnered 31,195 votes to beat Barisan candidate Datuk Arif Shah Omar Shah, who polled 15,524 votes, while Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia candidate Hanafi Hamat lost his RM15,000 deposit after getting only 92 votes. There were 447 spoilt votes.

“This is the people’s victory,” Anwar said in a victory speech.

“Permatang Pauh has given a clear signal to the leadership of this country. We demand change. We want freedom. We don’t want to live with corruption and oppression.

“We want an independent judiciary, we want the economy to benefit the vast majority not the corrupt few,” he added.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the result was proof that democracy was still alive in the country and there was no manipulation involved.

“As we have pointed out right from the start, we would be facing a tough challenge,” he said.

The closely watched by-election was called after Dr Wan Azizah resigned as the MP on July 31 to enable her husband to run for election.

Anwar held the seat for four terms before he was sacked from his Deputy Prime Minister’s post in 1998 under corruption and sodomy charges.

Dr Wan Azizah, who had been known as a reluctant politician, won the seat for a third term in March.

A mammoth crowd comprising PKR leaders and supporters gathered early at the tallying centre at the Tuanku Bainun Teacher Training College in Bukit Mertajam to celebrate Anwar’s victory.

Supporters in the crowd let off fireworks as returning officer Roslan Yahaya announced the results about 10pm.

Voter turnout was relatively high, at about 80% of the total of 58,459 registered voters in the constituency.

Barisan was the underdog from the start in the hard-fought by-election that Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak described as a titanic challenge.

Anwar’s convincing victory was reminiscent of his heyday, when he secured a stunning 23,515-vote majority in the 1995 general election by polling 27,945 votes. In Tuesday’s polling, 47,258 voters cast their ballots, or 80.83% of the 58,459 total number of voters.

Source : TheStar

Anwar Ibrahim Permatang Pauh By-Election

Anwar Ibrahim Permatang Pauh By-Election

EC announces Anwar as winner

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has won the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat with a majority of 15,671 votes.

The victory marks a return to Parliament for the PKR advisor after an absence of 13 years.

The Election Commission announced that Anwar polled 31,195 votes while his Barisan Nasional opponent, Datuk Arif Shah Omar Shah received 15,524.

Hanafi Hamat of Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia (Akim), who contested as an independent lost his deposit, polling only 92 votes.

Anwar last won the Permatang Pauh seat in 1995 with a majority of 23,515 votes.

The by-election was held after his wife Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail quit as Permatang Pauh MP on July 31. She had won with a majority of 13,388 votes in the March 8 general election.

With his victory, Anwar will take over as the Parliamentary Opposition Leader.

Source : TheStar

Anwar bags 61% of vote: PKR exit polls
Aug 26, 08 3:56pm
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s PKR said today its exit polls indicate he has won 61 percent of the votes in a by-election expected to return him to parliament.
- Turnout in March was 81 percent
- ‘Lower turnout among non-Malays’

Source : TheStar

BumbuBali @ Bandar Puteri Puchong

Sunday, August 24th, 2008 5,258 views

1 Mont ago was my Birthday. Me and my friends went Bandar Puteri Puchong to celebrate. Was plan to have dinner @ SteakOut but it was a bad experience. Then we went to BumbuBali near by, also around Bandar Puteri Puchong, opposite Giant.

That was not the first time I went to BumbuBali, I went there few times before and the food and drinks and environment are great but the cons is they serve the food very slow! Anyway it’s worth a try and the food portion rather large, warning! =)

BumbuBali Chicken Chop
BumbuBali Chicken Chop

BumbuBali Lamb Chop
BumbuBali Lamb Chop

BumbuBali Chicken n' Lamb Combo RM26.50
BumbuBali Chicken n’ Lamb Combo RM26.50

Nasi Campur Bumbubali (Famous)
Nasi Campur Bumbubali (Famous)

BumbuBali Chicken n' Beef Combo RM29.50
BumbuBali Chicken n’ Beef Combo RM29.50

BumbuBali Salmon
BumbuBali Salmon

Nasi Campur Bumbubali
Nasi Campur Bumbubali (Famous)

BumbuBali Birthday

BumbuBali Saimatkong

BumbuBali Saimatkong

The Gang @ BumbuBali

The Gang @ BumbuBali

Address:
18 & 18-1 Jalan Persiaran Puteri 1,
Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong.

Telephone:
03-80618699

Victory Hair

Sunday, August 24th, 2008 2,056 views


What’s Victory Hair? When I was a kid, I always get my hair cut very short. When it’s short it’s easier to style and it look more organized and not messed up. Besides it look sexier? Haha. It’s easy to maintain and Victory Hair for me is the hair style that catch the opposite sex attention!

To attract your loved one you not only require good look and for that you also need a neat and good looking hair style.This hair which helps you to move closer with your partner is called Victory hair.

With Victory hair, you can flirt around pretty easy and with confident. Try to flirt with Victory Hair now =)

Why not try it virtually Ultimate Flirting Championship an online game Extreme Style by VO5. Just play it and get yourself a funny flirting experience here!


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Show will go on for rock star Avril Lavigne on Aug 29

Sunday, August 24th, 2008 6,940 views

The good news of the week is that common sense has prevailed, and the Avril Lavigne concert will go on as scheduled on the 29th of August – as an actual concert with jumping and screaming we hope! It was on news that Malaysia going to cancel or ban Avril Lavigne Concert few days ago and was criticized about the cancellation and “too sexy issue” but now finally she get a nod and go ahead with the concert!

Avril Lavigne Concert in Malaysia will go on

Show will go on for rock star Avril on Aug 29

PETALING JAYA: Canadian rock star Avril Lavigne will be performing in Kuala Lumpur after all.

The final decision, after a week of uncertainty, was made at a meeting of senior officials from the Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry yesterday.

The organiser, Galaxy Group, obtained its permit last evening to stage the concert at Stadium Merdeka on Aug 29, sources said.

Avril’s concert here – the launch pad of her Asian dates – made headlines across the world after the Federal Territory PAS Youth told the ministry and the Kuala Lumpur Mayor to ban the event.

The wing had argued that Avril’s concert is “too punk and rock for Malaysian youth especially so during Merdeka month.”

Since then, many have criticised the wing’s move and decisions were purportedly made on the status of the show and its date.

Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal had earlier said the application to hold the concert had to be studied, as they did not want it to coincide with the Merdeka period and the tahlil religious programme on Aug 29.

Shafie had also denied that the ministry’s earlier decision to call off the concert was in response to PAS Youth’s call for the ban.

For ticketing details, contact 03-7711 5000 or visit www.axcess.com.my.

Source : TheStar

Avril Lavigne Live in Malaysia 2008
You can get your ticket to Avril Lavigne Concert on Aug 29, Stadium Merdeka (Outdoor), Kuala Lumpur here

Ticket Price:
RM338, RM268, RM188(SOLD OUT), RM168, RM138, RM98 “See even RM188 tickets was sold out!”

Opting KL as the kick-start point, Avril Lavigne, the international pop punk icon is set to take Asia by storm. For the first time ever, Avril’s craving Malaysian fans grab a chance to watch her performing live! The much-awaited “Avril Lavigne Live in Malaysia 2008″ brought to you by Hotlink and Galaxy Group, is scheduled on 29th August 2008, 8pm at Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

Back in March this year, Lavigne unleashed her “The Best Damn Tour” and since, has been rocking all the way through North America and Europe, finally touching down in Asia. To date, Lavigne has committed to perform a total of 21 shows in the whole of Asia, among which 9 will be held throughout Japan where she recently became the number 1 best -selling Western artist with a record sale of over 1 million albums sold.

Avril Lavigne Live in Malaysia, a once-in-a-lifetime rock experience that you can’t afford to miss!

For more concert details, please call Galaxy Hotline (6)03- 2282 2020 or visit our website www.galaxy.com.my.

Axcess outlets
> Axcess Office, Jalan Semangat
> 1-Utama Shopping Complex
> Stadium Putra Box Office, Bukit Jalil
> Rock Corner, Midvalley Megamall
> The Actors Studio, Bangsar
> Lot 10 Tower Records
> Music Valley Midlands Park, Penang
> Music Valley Greentown, Ipoh
> Music Valley, Holiday Plaza, Johor Bahru

* All collection of tickets will require validation of NRIC/Passport, Credit Card and Booking Number.
* Ticket collection is at venue only on the event day, 2 hours before the show time.
* No third party collection allowed unless Authorization Letter is issued by the Purchaser (credit card holder) and presented to Axcess upon ticket collection.

Time to go vacation

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 1,980 views


These few months are the best time of the year to go travel and clear off some of your annual leaves and get away from the busy working life. Enjoy yourself as much as you could and take time to rest and relax yourself. I myself still have quite a number to leaves to clear and looking forward to have a nice trip.

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I think this time I might look up a few Things to do in Las Vegas. Las Vegas has to offer lots of things for tourists. To help you plan your vacations nothing better than to ask for information, Trustedtours which can make the appropriate plan for your vacations and also give you great prices on tickets for all kinds of stuff.

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