Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Joke.. I will not lie..

Hehe.. I never posted a joke on my blog before but this is soo funny :)

I will not lie…..

A young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the priest beside her, 'Father, may I ask a favour?'

Of course my child. What may I do for you?'

Well, I bought an expensive woman's electronic hair dryer for my mother's birthday that is unopened and well over the Customs Limits, and I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through Customs for me? Under your robes, perhaps?'

The priest answered: 'I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you: I will not lie.'

With your honest face, Father, no one will question you'

When they got to Customs, she let the priest go ahead of her.

The official asked, 'Father, do you have anything to declare?'

'From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare.'

The official thought this answer strange, so asked, 'And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?'

'I have a marvellous instrument designed to be used on women, but which is, todate, unused.'

Roaring with laughter, the official said, 'Go ahead, Father. Next!'

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

EMBA 3rd Sem - OPM 770: Operation Management

This is our first topic for the 3rd sem of EMBA, I quite like the subject cz its more towards how different unit in an organisation used their resources to control, plan towards the production of good and services thus finally ensuring the survival of the organisation.

Seems like during master it is more towards theoretical while in degree level its more towards calc. I dont believe I studied this subject during my degree years as I was doing Accounting/Finance.. but I must say.. I like.. I like... maybe cz now I'm with MATRADE and we deal with international firms.. and thus the subject seems so familiar...

This is the textbook by Reid, looks cute aint it.. like a hardcover novel.. Fishes Lake hehehe...

Currently doing my indivisual assignment.. Sony Struggling as Walkman Hits 30th Anniversary... subject seems closed to me cz I am a Walkman Gen vs the current iPod Gen.. sighhh...

More S'poreans visit M'sia

July 14, 2009
More S'poreans visit M'sia
Open skies accord makes more places accessible cheaply
By Elizabeth Looi, Malaysia Correspondent


Singaporean Matthew Goh, 35, who travels to Malaysia at least two to three times a year for short weekend getaways, is among those looking forward to a greater choice of destinations. -- PHOTO: TOURISM MALAYSIA

KUALA LUMPUR - TOURIST arrivals from Singapore have risen sharply since the open skies agreement went into force on Jan 1, with new direct flights to various parts of Malaysia.

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
'I WILL definitely be going to the more 'out of the way' places since there are now flights to places like Terengganu and Kelantan.'
Mr Matthew Goh, who travels to Malaysia at least two to three times a year

There were about 4.9 million arrivals from the start of the year until the end of May, 1.3 million or 36 per cent more than the arrivals in the same period last year, Malaysia's Tourism Ministry said. Visitors arriving from Singapore account for almost half of total tourist arrivals.

'Singapore has always been our major market, and that is due to the easy accessibility of Malaysia,' Tourism Malaysia chairman Victor Wee told The Straits Times. 'But the recent competitive airfares, which are very hard to resist, are definitely one of the factors encouraging Singaporeans to visit Malaysia.'

Flights between Singapore and Malaysia were previously monopolised by Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.

There are currently seven airlines with direct flights to seven cities, including Kuching and Kota Kinabalu in east Malaysia. Other cities served by flights from Singapore are Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ipoh, Langkawi and Kuala Terengganu.

Firefly, which added an Ipoh-Singapore route to its existing KL flight on Sunday, will also start servicing Alor Star in Kedah and Kota Baru in Kelantan from Oct 25. Budget airline AirAsia also said on Monday it would start two new routes, servicing Tawau in Sabah and Miri in Sarawak, starting on Sept 6.

Singaporean Matthew Goh, 35, who travels to Malaysia at least two to three times a year for short weekend getaways, is among those looking forward to a greater choice of destinations. 'I will definitely be going to the more 'out of the way' places since there are now flights to places like Terengganu and Kelantan,' he said.

But analyst Lee Heng Guie of CIMB, Malaysia's second largest financial services provider, believes there is a more complex range of factors behind the increase in visitor arrivals from Singapore than simply cheaper fares and greater choice.

'It could be the global downturn, so people tend to travel within the region instead of long haul,' he said. 'It could also have been triggered by Thailand's political instability when Bangkok closed its airport last year. Now, with the A(H1N1) flu, people likely prefer to travel to less-affected countries.'

State governments are also supporting the services, as more visitors means bigger revenues.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Straits Times.

Additional reporting by Lim Wei Chean

- NST Online

Perak: Sungkai Hot Spring Park

I think I'll put two entries for this hot spring - one the promo one and another of me, Kimi, my mum & sis going there for a detoxifying weekend plus spree for villange durians.. yummm... sad to say I can just dip my feet in as it seems that hot spring water in a no - no for pregnant ladies, diabetes patient or those having heart problem...

Ah well.. I quite enjoy my trip there and thinking of going again, with hubby and after maternity of course ;)

Operating hours: 8am - 10pm daily
Entrance Fee: RM9/adult and RM6/child

Address:

Sungai Klah Hot Springs Park
36000 Sungkai
Perak

For reservation of private pool or more information, call

Tel: +6 05 4414 493 or +6 03 2698 3833
http://www.malaysiavacationguide.com/hotsprings.html

Entrance Cafe

Main Hot Pool

Boiling egg. We did it. Seems like the boiled egg can be kept up to a week? Hmm Kimi and me demolished ours by that lunchtime haha...

One of the private jakuzzi for rent.

Facilities

Hot Springs Swimming Pool
Therapeutic Pool
natural Hot Springs & Board Walk
Egg Boiling Activity
Water Reflexology Course
Food Court
Souvenir Shop
Traditional Massage
Family Bath
Contact Info:

Marketing Office:

SUNGAI KLAH HOT SPRINGS PARK
36000 Sungkai, Perak, Malaysia
Tel: +605 441 4493
Fax: +605 438 8760

KUALA LUMPUR SALES OFFICE
Plantation Resorts Sdn Bhd (514497-X)
2nd Floor, Balai Felda, Jalan Gurney 1,
54000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (6)03-2697 9772
Fax: (6)03-2693 5104
Front Office: 014 6368439
Email: resorts.prsb@felda.net.my

Rate valid till 31st Dec 2008
Standard Room with Breakfast: RM 138.00 nett
Family Room with Breakfast: RM 175.00 nett
VIP Room with Breakfast: RM 195.00 nett

All rates are nett quoted in RM and INCLUDED 5% government tax & 10% service charge.
Extra bed is chargeable at RM 49.00 nett per unit per night with Breakfast

3rd Semester of EMBA...

Last weekend was my first weekend of 3rd EMBA sem, wow.. have to say I have been really busy .. so busy that I havent got time to even update the blog, however I am pleased to see that there are still some visitors coming in, welcome! I really hope you enjoyed my babbling as well as getting info on what Malaysia can offer..

Actually I have been to places, can updates lots on things on the blog for example review of Seri Pacific Hotel of KL (during the Trade Commisioner Conference, 12 - 27 June 2009).. Renaisancce KB (went there a few times during my KB events... meetings, entreprenuer clinic etc...) ..

Back to EMBA, this sem is busy... why?
- Hmm, seems June / July / August are busy months for us, bussiness seems to be picking up abnormally.. seminars, meetings, clinics, conference and B&C session
- There'll be fasting month in Sept
- I'll be having my PTK mid August... I'll update on the venue soon, hope places I havent been so that I can update on the blog hehe
- July - Nov: my EMBA sems, I aim to get at least A, A and A- again aka 3.89 again, insyaallah
- 10th Oct - my baby's arriving & maternity til 10th Dec??

WOW! As I say, this will be a busy sem.. :)