Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Eye Problem

While at the Tun Hussein Onn
Eye Specialist Hospital

Hey Uncle, boleh baca papan di belakang.

Okay? Aaaaee, Beeeee, Hage,Bagus!, Bawa?, Jedz, Arrr,Oo!,Jee,Kay? Alamak! Barisan di bawa...Kay!Jedz?,..lagi bawah...mana?Beee! Salah! Arrr?Axe!!! salah? Beee? Eeeee!? Atas!!!mana?Atas! Jedz?Atas, atas,...salah!Mana?Kiri,kiri,salah?........................................

"Miss!Miss!nanti. You ada it nombor punya papan ka? Ini ABC yesting punya susah! Saya bapak tak tahu ini ABC. Dia tahu nombor sahaja!" Wan, Too, tree......

Translated:- "Uncle can you read the alphabets behind you (mirror)? ABCDEF...... "during a test for eye sight. My FIL is 80+ years old. And he is not too comfortable reading alphabets. So how to say correctly 'aye' for A, 'kay' for K, 'arr' for R etc.....? Had a tough time with the nurse!
So we requested for numbers instead of alphabets. Reason? He is a fan of Kuda,Magnun,Toto!!

Problem solved! Ha!Ha!
So if any of your old folks goes in for an eye check, kindly request for numbers instead of alphabets on the Eye Test Chart!

Wrong Spelling!


Was at TESCO Shah Alam 3 hours ago.

This foreign owned company must have been taken over by another type of foreigner!
Coconut?Cocunut?Cocuntnut?Kokanut?Kookanut?Kokonut?Kokunuk?Coconuk?Cockunut?Coocookuk? WTF!
Hey! Quality check Please!!!!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Colors of Malaysia

Citrawarna 2008 has just been launched and it is to promote tourism in Malaysia with Colours of Malaysia. Many colours.

Below is a report that there are two colors we do not like!!! Red and Green.

Fake APPLE JAMBU Hybrid aka Crystal Apples from Cameron Highlands and is dangerous to health!

The following update is a report made in 2007 by our Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) who has warned the public about a fake fruit hybrid available in Cameron Highlands and the Tapah Rest stops which have been selling to many unsuspecting tourists both local and foreign.

Fake Jambu Apple Hybrid!
The report is at:

This is the real apple.

This is the real Jambu
This is the fake jambu apple.
It is a heavily processed local jambu (rose apple), specially trimmed out of its skin on a rotating gadget thus 'moulding it into a standardised shape, and soaked into coloured syrup (saccharine?)with added preservatives. It is then chilled. It is sold off in pairs at RM13.00 per pair during the peak season like these coming school holidays.
The popular two striking colors are in red and green.
These Fake guava-apples are sold chilled because it is to keep the crystallised colored sugar in solid state. It turns bad after a few days! Unsuspecting tourists always think that there are always 'new' fruits being continuosly hybridised by farmers especially from Cameron Highlands. Our group of elderly friends and relatives just got home from a trip to the Camerons, brought many back and we tried it out! It was just a (jeruk) preserved fruit and costs so much!

It was also blogged at:- and at and

The worst part is that these fake products, not only gives our Government a bad name, contains coloring and preservatives which can cause health problems. The colourings are :- Tartrazine, brilliant blue, carmoisine, sugar/saccharine, artificial vinegar, preservatives. Why are fresh fruits being so heavily processed and sold off again looking like fresh fruits? Running out of ideas?
It was also suspected that the idea came from Thailand.

Based on previous reports, the Fruits and Vegetables Farmers Associations started pointing fingers here and there saying something like it is not the Growers at fault but the fruit SELLERs brought it up from the lowland cities as the Jambu fruits could not be grown in the Highlands!

Another funny thing is that an official from the Federation of Vegetable Farmers Association even said that the whole thinggy is "News to him!!!" Another even accused CAP that there were "no such thing" and they would need 'proof' that this kind of fruit is sold in the Camerons!!!!!!

One just need to take a stroll at the areas near "Kea garden stalls" at Brinchang, and see the dozens of parked tourist buses and the tourists carrying bags of these fake and dangerous fruits with them. Sometimes we wonder just what are the Authorities doing to safeguard our health?

Another thing is that why our Health Ministry did not act when this was brough up way back in 2007? Is this product safe for consumption? To children? Elderly? Tartrazine have also been reported that it may cause tumour growth which is deeply linked to Cancer!

Dear fellow bloggers, please let your friends and relatives know immediately about these fakes and not to be cheated! The school holidays have just started. As it is also a health hazzard just think of the dreaded Cancer it could cause! Also think of our kids as they are always attracted to bright colors. Avoid these if possible as we are all well informed these days.

Come on lah Authorities, please wake up! Is it so difficult to confiscate the stuff and stop these people or is it just plain "could-not-care-less" or is it sheer laziness? These are the colors we do not need.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Pulau Batu Puteh

..or Pedro Branca? ICJ says its SINKAPORE one!!!!

You know much headache already. Malaysia's Johore say that the Batu belongs to them and Sinkapore says it is theirs. So LKY's people renovated the lighthouse which was built by the East India Company in 1851. It was named after their hydrographer, Capt. James Horsburgh.

So the small quarrel began. Small got big and bigger. So big, that someone says we go to UN!
Yah, get the ICJ (International Court of Justice) with so many big,big laywers to decide.

Last night, I heard the verdict. Sinkapore got to own the rock where the lighthouse stands.
We managed to get the two little stones also near Pedro Branca. Ours is Pulau Batu Puteh.

So, I also read that some poor fishermen in Johore would be very dissapointed. They say that there got plenty fishes wan. Maybe including John Dory fish!

So I will ask them to sing some peaceful song to give them hope and take things "IN A CALM MANNER" and RESPECT ICJ's decision. So let us all sing this song to de-stress and enjoy the two small ROCKS that we have got! At high tide, only ten seagulls can stand on!

It is an 1955 oldie sung by Bill Halley and his Comet. It is called:-
Rock Around The Clock

Not familiar? Click here to see and hear this song but use our lyrics for some fun. Enjoy!

(please sing to the tune of "Rock Around the Clock")

One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock, rock,
Five, six, seven o'clock, eight o'clock, rock,
Nine, ten, eleven o'clock, twelve o'clock, rock,
We're gonna rock around lighthouse tonight.

Jump on your sampan and join me, hon,
We'll have some fun when the clock strikes one,
We're gonna rock around the rock tonight,
We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, around South Ledge tonight.

When the clock strikes two, three and four,
We'll ask everyone,whether it is right?
There's even a fake blogsite called Leuthcturm3.,
We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, around Middle Rocks tonight.


When the chimes ring five, six and seven,
I.C.J. say's is now, Sinkapore's!,
Why they got Big rock, we got small rock,,
We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
We're gonna cross,the Straits, to see LKY tonight.

When it's eight, nine, ten, eleven too,
I'll be goin' strong and so will you.
We're gonna rock around the rock tonight,
We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight.
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, around the rock tonight.


When the clock strikes twelve, we'll cool off then,
Start a callin' I.C.J. again.
We're begging for Batu Puteh tonight,
We're gonna cry, cry, cry, 'til broad daylight.
We're gonna blame, gonna frust, around the Rock tonight.


Friday, May 23, 2008

Fake/Bluff/Cheat Department

Fake Dory Fish Fillets at it again!
A Catfish is NOT Dory Fish!

......Part 4

Would you believe that since 2002, this kind of frozen 'John Dory Fish fillet' has been selling in our Hypermarkets when it is actually, NOT the real Dory Fish?

A newspaper advertisement three days ago:-

And a flyer of another hypermart (supposedly by an 'educated' foreign company):-

The Indonesian packaging (sold in Jarkata ) did not mention "Dory":-

Until today, our Consumer Ministry and the Consumer Associations are 'silent' about the way they market this fillet, falsely labelling it as the 'first class thing'. Spoken to the Consumer Association of Penang 2 years ago. They were investigating the addition of gelatine (Halal?) to make it heavier.

So there are three things here.
1) Is this the real Dory fish or not?
2) Why must they used gelatine to double the weight of the fillet?
3) Is the gelatine safe and from what source?

For question one, it was already confirmed that it is not the real dory fish. (as in John Dory below)
It is actually a species of a river scavenger, a catfish called pangasius/basa/sutchi (Vietnamese)It is equivalent to our Ikan Patin.

They are caged bred by the thousands along the fresh-watered Mekong.

The original John Dory Fish is from the temperate sea waters and do not swim in shoals. They do not taste 'muddy'. They are classed as the "Cordon Bleu" in fish receipes and they may cost 'an arm and a leg' to eat.

The size of the actual John Dory is much larger and shorter as compared to the other, it is smaller, longer and is heavier due to the water plus gelatine to hold more water.

The Agri-food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore have even issued a stern warning to retailers with a heavy fine if found cheating. Please see a copy of their notice of 13th. May, 2005 below.

Enlarged Part 1 & 2
Enlarged Part 3 & 4
(Copy of letter courtesy of AVA of Singapore from Google)(click on image to enlarge)

While in Singapore, the supermarts followed strictly and did not mentioned anything about Dory but when eating out, almost all hawker stalls and cafes even printed 'dory fillets' on their menu!! A well known cafe at Clarke Quay still does that.

We started blogging about it to warn others in November 12th. 2006 at: and also in November 22nd. at:- also in March 14th. at:-

Would you believe that after so many years of such malpractices, the Authorities in Malaysia did not bother to look into this. What was their excuses?

It is not that we are against eating catfishes but the issue here is that the importers and hypermarkets are still advertising it (boldly enough and in full colour) in their flyers calling catfish as Dory fish! It is so blatant and it is just like showing the 'finger' to the Government.

Or is it that we do not have 'smart' people in the Ministry?

Just go to some wholesalers website and see for yourself the way they market/export this: to see that the producers (from Vietnam) themselves also label it as Dory!!

Serving to the public as dishes.The current situation here in Kl and PJ especially towards lower to mid sized western cuisine restaurants serving fish dishes, almost all of them uses this so called dory fillet as a subsitute to increase the choice available to customers. Thus when ever fish and chips, and grilled fish fillet are ordered, alternative are preferred because they are cheaper. It was surprising to note that several well known fish eateries for western dishes are even located at high end places such as The Mid-Valley, One-Utama. The Curve. The Pavilion and the Queensbay Mall in Penang, are already involved in using and naming them as dorys.

This have got to stop. Consumers must be made aware what they are ordering and what they are actually eating. Even frozen 'quick-cook pre-packed' meals, stating only whitefish meat as an ingredient, must declare with the actual fish used.

Maybe, each and everyone of us should make a unified report to the Consumer Associations to stop all these cheatings. Either that or we are not bothered by it ourselves?

Still talking about being "Smart Consumers? Talking since 2005!!!! No action! Duh!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Still Good

Ulu Yam's Original Loh Mee

Visited this eatery again on Monday and love the food.

This un-named place, despite being 'cut-off'' from the main road by a flyover at Ulu Yam Lama, is still very popular for its fare.
Unlike several eating places at Ulu Yam Baru, this one on the one road village still serves excellent Loh Mee.

They are also well known for their home-made deep fried 'Saito' (ikan parang/wolf herring) fish cake and fried Fu Chok.

You can feel the smoothness, crispiness and real fish taste. Mmm! the aroma and it goes with their special chilli sauce.
The area is also popular for growing their own Mustard Greens (Sawi). A little hard and tough though!

Oh, do try their braised chicken feet! Yummy! When I come back here, I will order two plates of this!
Came across this empty house with such unique design. Hope they do not knock it down but refurbish it to spare such heritage that Malaysia is so proud of.
(Click on picture to enlarge image)

Hey Tourism Ministry, these ARE the actual "Colours of Malaysia"!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Selangor's Broadband

Wireless Broadband for Selangor

According to the media today, the Selangor State Government will launch its own wireless broadband network in two weeks!
Real one or not?
Whatever, I am dying to wait for it.

As long as it is better than TM Streamyx I will sure sign up one!

After all da shitty experience with Telekoms, any mention of 1 Mbps, 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps or 1,000 Mbps get me the sshivers!!!!!


Malaysia Tak Boleh Dept.


This is a Green Parrot. It is a Bird. Remember him well.
He is our friend.

This is a Giant. A Government Linked Company which controls ALL telecommunications in this Country. It is also a MSC status setup- Multi-Media Super Corridor.

They have a beautiful looking Headquarters in the City of Kuala Lumpur. Very impressive.

Today is 21st. April 2008. Exactly 31 days (one month) I have applied for the TM Streamyx latest Promotion for the Combo Package of 4 Mbps. I have FAILED miserably.

Finally, I am forced to believe that getting 4 Mbps is like winning the grand prize of the following:-

Or perhaps I should have gone to a temple for divine help,

or a fortune teller deep into the interior of China,
or a Swami in Jalan Masjid India,

Oh dear, I have got myself into very unnecessary difficulty.

I have made 13 trouble reports, spoken to 26 personnel and made 52 phone calls during this 31 days. Should have tried Sport Toto 6/52!!!!

Today, it failed again. I am supposed to get 4 Mbps. The download speed test are as follows:-
TM Speedometer- tested 4 times and got the result as 671 Kbps.
Jaring Test- tested 6 times = 128 Kbps
Speedtest- tested 10 times, five times hanged! = 542 Kbps

Should have also tried 3D ten big/ten small!!

Where the Pook is my 4,000 Kbps?????CCB!

Have even made an official complaint to the Advertisers Standards Authority of Malaysia as suggested by a fellow blogger.

Today, I spoke to Encik Hamzi of TM who have been very helpful throughout the entire event.
I believe that he has done his best to help me but it looks like he is not at fault. I sincerely think that TM should be held responsible because it seem that the right hand do not know (or care) what the left hand is doing!! Why come out with a promotion that only 5% can qualify?
The entire poor Technical team is going around like headless chickens (.....birds again!)trying to solve problems and wasted so much precious ringgit and sense! If not supported, this company would have "Pookai-ed" long time ago!!!

Or maybe our Royal Town of Klang is not that important. The funny thing is that I also remembered a few months ago, an Ass was heard trying to make our little town into a CITY by 08-08-2008!!!!!!! Malu!

Trying to get 4 Mbps is like trying for the lottery. Remember the green parrot? He could have told me that I cannot get the so called' super' Broadband speed in my life time!!!

To Telekom Malaysia, you SUCK big time.

If I were to be their boss, I would have jumped off that beautiful building!
Please wish me Luck. I heard that getting out of this 'upgrade' deal is as bad as getting into it.

And also hor, you have been warned!!!!I should have visited my Green Parrot friend earlier.

That's Birds Talking.

(p.s.......thanks to Google Images for all da photos)

Monday, May 19, 2008


Tremor Felt in Klang at 10:32pm 19th.May,2008

Just minutes ago, a tremor was felt here in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Just hope it is nothing serious elsewhere. The last time we felt it, Bandar Acheh got hit!!!

Pray all is well.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Wat kinda joint iz thiz?


Spotted this advertisement in the Star papers this week.

Did you know that opening a food joint can be a costly affair? Especially in Mid-Valley KL and I guess that the total cost including rental, renovations, licenses, equipments and fees invested could run into a cool Million Ringgit?

So, at least when you do one, please lah, put in a proper advertisement!

I got confused by this one.
Served by a Ninja Warrior? Mysterious world of ....who? Who is Ninja Jones? Indiana?
Officer Set? What about Private first class?

Alamak! If the ad. reads funny, I cannot imagine the food!