Friday, December 30, 2011

The Last Article of 2011 : Bread freshness

In a few days we will celebrate upcoming 2012. I’m sure each of you will remember precious moment of 2011 and don’t forget the bitter one. I felt neglected to leave historical and mystery of 2011. Not much big improvement I have done. Need improvement and be more matured. That’s it for 2011. Let’s celebrate 2012 by:
  • buy better transport
  •  seeking affordable shelter
  •  out from comfortable zone
  • Enjoy domestic vacation
Hopefully, I can achieve at least two(2) stuff above.  For upcoming articles in this blog, there are exciting information and news waiting ahead. So, be prepared and challenge yourself! Last but not least, let’s have a cup of tea and slice of bread!
Plus! The last article of 2011

Here is something interesting. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you 'squeeze' for freshness or softness. Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie. They are :

Monday - Blue
Tuesday - Green
Thursday - Red
Friday - White
Saturday - Yellow

So if today is friday, you would want white twist tie not yellow which is Saturday. (almost a week old)!
The colors go alphabetically by color Blue - Green - Red -White -Yellow, Monday thru Saturday. Very easy to remember!

I thought this was interesting. I looked in the JUSCO and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the one with the plastic clips have different colors. Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping!

Good bye 2011!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sushi King Halal Status?

My dear friends, it has been a while forget to feed you any worthy information. Things matter to me is, food. Not only food type, ingredient, taste and brand. There some missing ingredient that you must take a weight of. Halal consciousness. I received an email from unknown inform me that matter above. Since most of us live in urban area and practice as well grown urban-folk,please don’t let your guard down by consuming non-halal product.

Question:Dear Marilyn,

Another element of halal is on the use of alcohol in food preparation / cooking or the presence of alcohol in the ingredient use such as sauces etc.Can you tell me whether Sushi King use alcohol or use materials
(such as sauces) that content alcohol?

Dear Mr. Abdul Rahman Omar,

Thank you for your email. For your information, we are not a Halal restaurant as we do not have certification from JAKIM, but we only can claim us as Pork free. All our meat based products like chicken and beef are Halal Certified and we do not use any pork or pork derivatives in our restaurant. Sushi King is not certified ‘Halal’. This is due to some of our food contains ‘Mirin’.Mirin is derived from fermentation of rice and it is commonly used in Japanese cooking to enhance the taste of food.

Following are products that contains Mirin:

1. Unagi Kabayaki
2. Unagi Slice
3. Karei Nitsuke
4. Saba Misoni
5. Mamakari
6. Ikura

On top of that, some of our restaurants do sell beer.However, our meat materials such as chicken, beef and seafood are from Halal Certified source.
Hope this clarifies your concern.

Thank you.
Warmest Regards,

Marilyn Lim
Marketing Department
Sushi Kin Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: 03-56319060 Ext: 283

Bare in mind, not all branded company willing to sacrifice their gold to produce goods naturally. Sometime, they use rubbish to make gold. Gold for them, rubbish for consumer (us). Have a good day!

foot note:
About Mirin:

Mirin is a Japanese condiment which contains about 14% alcohol. To make mirin, steamed mochi-gome (glutinous rice), kome-koji (cultured rice), and shochu (distilled alcoholic beverage) are mixed and fermented for about 2 months. Mirin produced this way is called hon-mirin, as distinguished from mirin-style condiments (mirin-fu chomiryo) which is made to resemble the flavor of mirin. Mirin-style condiments contain less than 1% alcohol, and they are usually cheaper than hon-mirin. Well-known Japanese brands for mirin are Takara and Mitsukan.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

SpeedUP your Broadband!

Step 1: Connect your broadband to computer as usual. What things you should do now is to identify your IP address of your broadband. Click HERE to view your IP address.

(Warning!: Your IP may be changed according to time, place and situation. Thus, check IP address first for every time you make connection.

Step 2: Next, after get your IP, open notepad and insert below code into notepad. Make sure don’t forget to insert your IP just now. In addition, your notepad..must be.. Click Start ---> All Programs ---> Accessories ---> Click Notepad. Notepad image should be appear as below…copy the following code

Follow this :  c:\windows\system32\ping [space] your IP [space] 

Step 3: After that, “save as” your notepad file as ping.bat and store at desktop. Remember, don’t store anywhere except desktop…huhu. I add some more, save file as ping.bat and save on your desktop. It easy right?

Step 4 : Click at ping.bat at desktop and automatically command prompt window will appear. Leave that command prompt running during online. If you want to stop connection, please repeat step 1.

Well, an addition, make sure open command prompt window during connection. After that, you will see a different at your internet speed..huhu

I already tried this method with maxis broadband..the speed northern should try this me. If you don’t understand, comment and I will help you, ok? huhu

c:\windows\system32\ping your IP-t

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Electricity tariffs hike: We pay for IPPs' profits

'Why was the government compelled to arm-wrestle TNB into accepting the Power rates up 7%, gas price to be floated

Ferdtan: We are not against the gradual removal of power subsidy per se. We are only angry on the ineptitude of the our ‘big-spending' government.

What has happened to all our money? Malaysia is a rich country - we have valuable oil and gas. By exporting the surplus oil, we are making more money now, especially with the global rise in oil prices.

We were at one time the largest producer of palm oil in the world (we lost the position to Indonesia in 2007). We have timber, sago, rubber and many other primary products.

Previously, we were well-known in the manufacturing sectors, like electronics, air-conditioners, etc. Our national reserve, by right, should have enough to last us for some time if the government was prudent with our money.

Instead, we have expensive mega-projects, illegal leakages due to wanton corruption and wasteful projects for Umno cronies like the IPPs (independent power producers). It's time to change the government to ensure accountability and transparency before the rot sets in.

Observor: Tell me any industry that does not use electricity. Industries and the service sector such as hotels will feel the pinch and will have no choice but to pass on the increase in tariff to the consumers.

The poor households will be affected albeit indirectly. Talk about helping the rakyat. We are being hit left, right and centre.

The spiralling inflation will eat into our wages, making us poorer. I absolutely don't believe in the figure of 0.27 percent impact on inflation. What rubbish is this! The rakyat cannot be fooled.

Ruben: So in increasing electricity tariffs, inflation will only rise 0.27 percent. When cement prices goes up, the increase will be 0.27 percent. When petrol prices go up, it will increase by another 0.27 percent and the list goes on and on, and before you know it the rakyat will be faced with significant inflation burning a big hole in our pockets.
Government expenditure
will still be very high and despite all this so-called savings as they will be wiped out by bailouts, corruption and payments of ‘commissions'.

Malaysians Are Not Stupid: Don't get me wrong, I do not support the BN administration, but I do not see a point in complaining about the price hikes. It is happening everywhere and we need to adapt.

I am a student in the UK and the inflation here is worst than Malaysia's - at 5 percent and growth is anaemic at best. The people here are adapting instead of clamouring for subsidies.

We will destroy ourselves if we subsidise everything as I believe that money wasted on subsidies can be better spent on education, infrastructure or better yet, plug the budget deficit and bring down national debt. RM25 billion per annum is not a trivial sum to play with.

Rakyat Malaysia: Yes, inflation is everywhere in the world. But is our government plugging the corruption and wastage? No.

Is our government trying to do like what Singapore government is doing to fight inflation? No. Does the BN government has the people's interest at heart? No.

Are we adapting to it? Yes, we have no choice - after all, we have been asked to ‘ubah gaya hidup'. Are we seeing corruption being addressed and the government saving money? No.

Pakman: TNB is enjoying fuel subsidies and passing this to the IPPs at the expense of the poor rakyat. This what BN policy of ‘Cronies First, Rakyat Later'.

The 5.49 million household will definitely be affected when the suppliers, shopkeepers and food manufacturers absorb these power price increase by passing it to the eventual users. Even now the rakyat is struggling to keep up with the increase in price of food stuffs and fuel prices.

Barang Naik (BN) has not been able to administer the economy of Malaysia despite been endowed with rich natural resources. Let Pakatan Rakyat wins the GE13 and see how different the policy toward reforming the economy for the poor rakyat.

Remember to register as a voter so that the change of better government in GE13 will be achieved.

FellowMalaysian: I abhor the 7.5 percent increase in TNB's tariff. TNB has been known to be a highly inefficient GLC (government-linked company) and they have shown little effort to dispel the notion that they are a lazy and ponderous lot and will rather hide behind the government's skirt when things get rough for them. Like what is happening now.

Look, TNB is enjoying fuel subsidies from the government to the tune of billions of ringgit each year. Yet, almost every year they will never fail to demand for
price hike
, which they get every two or three years. What have they done to deserve this pampering?

Why was the government compelled to arm-wrestle TNB into accepting the IPPs, which have been laughing all the way to the bank? The government is supposed to help the poor and eradicate poverty, but are now removing the RM20 waiver to low-usage householders?

You got to be eating your own words, PM 
Najib Razak.
I say no to this increase until TNB sheds its bulges and trim down its size.

Wira: A 0.27 percent increase in inflation? That was what they said when they increased the price of sugar. A cup of black coffee here went up from 80 sen to RM1.20. Everything else went up by the same margin, including all hawker food.

Righteous: Instead of "We shall defend Putrajaya at all cost", it is "We shall defend the IPPs at all cost".

So now, are this news not true? Don't be pathetic if you don't except someone that have some interest to protect their carreer. You know what I mean.  

Thursday, May 26, 2011


What happen to Lynas? Have you got correct and precisely information without any boundaries? Its really ashamed if you rely too much to mass media because they cover-up too much until we got only debris of information. Now I will share correct information will little school leaver research standard.

Pic 1: Lynas Plant
This is summary for Lynas earth plant:
1.       Lynas factory has been 95% set up at Gebeng, Kuantan. It accumulate of 140 football field / 100 hectares land. It located by Polyplastic and 1st Phase Palm Oil Industry Cluster Project. In front of   Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia (APMM) close to BASF Petronas Chemicals. Written at signboard LAMPSON or Lynas Advanced Material Plant (LAMP) between Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd and UGL Resources.
2.       UGL Resources is a main company located at Australia. This company involved in asset management and project employed 42,000 workers. They were given a contract for Development and Management Lynas, Gebeng,Kuantan on 22/2/2010. The administrative cost for this project around RM 9.86billion. UGL Resources responsible for engineering design management of Lynas Plant. Estimate RM700billion for infrastructure cost.
3.       100% own by Lynas Australia
4.       Finished on September 2011. Previously estimate on March 2011
5.       Development License given on 2008.
6.       Career opportunity only for 350 people.
7.       Will produced 22 thousand tonne   'rare earth oxide ' per year.
8.       Export value estimate around RM8billion /yr.
9.       Free tax for 12 years
10.   China was major supplier for “rare earth” in the world which is 95%. Probably, decreasing export of rare earth of China from 72% to 37% on 2011.
11.   1 tonne = RM 364,800.00
12.   Major customer are from Japan,US and Europe for Advanced Technology industry (High performance Magnet) such as Fiber  Optic Cable, LCD Monitor, Computer, Lens, Bulb, Smartphone, Military gadget and Hybrid Car.
13.   Lynas will be expected become 3rd suppliers of “rare earth” in the world after 2 years operation.
Be aware of radioactive of Thorium
Chapter 1: How to produce “Rare Earth” ?

1.       Ore was mined from Mount Weld Australia

2.       Next, ore was dry-out and undergo differentiation process. Now, rare earth concentrated was produced.

3.       In Gebeng, Kuantan, next process is producing “rare earth compound” which is undergo chemical treatment for the next process.

4.       After that, “rare earth compound” will be process by using different composition of chemical reagent according their type.  Whatever light or heavy for producing “rare earth oxidase” next it will be export to manufacturing factory.

5.       Manufacturing company of advance technology product “rare earth oxidase” will undergo a process called “solvent extraction” to produce “rare earth metal” which is can be used directly or combine with other material to yield high technology product.

6.       “rare earth ore” which mined at Mount Weld contains few main minerals which is monazite. Monazite is a radioactive material. In monazite it contains thorium, cerium and lanthanum.

Monazite rich with thorium and thorium is highly radioactive and can be used as uranium to produce nuclear power.

Rare earth concentrate which is imported from Australia for processed at Gebeng, Kuantan contains 0.0029% Uranium and 0.16% Thorium for every metric tonnes.
Imported “rare earth concentrate” will be processed to yield “rare earth oxide” at Gebeng, Kuantan. Lynas’s CEO commented “Thorium based on ratio 55:10,000 metric ton and 22 thousand tonnes/year “rare earth oxide” that will be produced from Lynas factory or LAMP at Gebeng,Kuantan.  Estimated 121 metric tonnes thorium waste will be produced per year.

Evironment Protection Agency (EPA) of United States reported information regarding Thorium and its effect to human and environment as following: 

1. Thorium -232 have 14 billion (14x109) years lifetime.
2. Thorium-230 and Thorium-228 can withstand for 75,4000 years.
3. Thorium pollution may be spread by water and air.
4. Those that live close to this kind of factory that producing Thorium maybe expose with Thorium side effect.
5. Human may be infected / exposed by thorium by inhaled air, foods and water.
6. Inhaled thorium by air will remains for long at respiratory tract. Thorium will be diffusing into blood and remain in bone for long time.
7. Throat cancer, bone cancer and pancreas cancer may be occur due to inhaled Thorium waste.
Continue on case studies

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Non Halal ingredient product

Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

Traditionally, added ingredient , MSG is a white powder like made from seaweed. This product did not act as added ingredient solely, but also change food’s taste itself.

Illustration purpose only: One of brand that produce MSG

Nowadays, MSG not been extracted from seaweed but the process has change to more cutting edge technology. In Malaysia, MSG made via fermentation of tapioca.

In 2001, Indonesian’s muslim was shocked due to bacon enzyme has been used in production of MSG. The most controversial material is Bactosoytone, a nutrient that play a role as a medium for bacterial growth via fermentation. Bactosoytone produced when soy protein was degrade by enzyme which is extracted from vavi pancreas.

Thus, the usage of Bactosoytone in production of MSG was illegal and HARAM because the source comes from non-halal ingredient.

Source from CAP

Citation not applicable, if interested RSVP to CAP

Monday, May 2, 2011

What happen to SAR in Johor ?

I was called to write something regarding vernacular school. Vernacular school or in malay called “sekolah agama” was a favourite institution vote by religious parents to give her offspring good religious knowledge and practice it. Vernacular school is very important because it can balance the flip-flop of secular school that failed to implement very good Islamic value.

10 years ago, SAR in Johor can survive well and get fund from state government. On top of that, Johor earn reputation as best state that provide good and though Islamic education through establishment of many Islamic school like mushroom grow after rain. Probably surpassing Kelantan as an Islamic state governs by PAS.

Do you know what happened now? On 2009, Malaysia undergoes economic depression and government tries to solve this problem by cut all government expenses. As a result, our school (SAR) also affected by this called “cut budget”. Unlucky, I also affected because the government agencies that I worked during 10 week industrial training didn’t pay any cent to me, but we must pay for RM 350.00 to UTM and RM 250.00 for gas and other living expenses was fully supported by parents. I ask the officer, “How much pay I got when I work for you?”, He answer “Oh, we don’t have money to pay you since we in economic depression nowadays”.

I think government should highlight this issue as a major problem. Since public election around the corner rather than you called back all 13,000 teacher (GSTT) come back to school please consider this problem. They should think to reengineered Islamic education system rather than built up Sex school which boosts our country at 8th place allowed free sex in the world.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Speech by Lim Guan Eng whilst campaigning for the PAS candidate in the Tenang By-Election on Tuesday, 25th January 2011 at 8 pm

Please forward to ensure this information reaches to everyone so that everybody can make a fair judgement rather than the one sided news transmitted by Star/NST.

The 4 PR states RM25 billion investments have beat the other10 BN states attracted 53% of Malaysia's total investments of
RM47.2 billion in 2010

The 4 PR states of Penang, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan have beaten the other 10 BN states by attracting RM25 billion in investments comprising 53% of Malaysia's total investments of RM47.2 billion in 2010. For the first time in history, Penang is now the new champion of investments in Malaysia, coming out top in 2010.

Penang replaced the previous 2009 champion Sarawak by recording RM 12.2 billion in 2010 as compared to Sarawak RM3.9 billion. Penang was No. 4 in 2009 with RM 2.1 billion but shot up 5 times to No.1. On the other hand Sarawak went down from No.1 in 2009 with RM 8.5 billion to No. 4 with RM3.9 billion in 2010. Penang's success in drawing in RM12.2 billion is an extraordinary vote of confidence by both foreign and local investors in the PR state government of Penang.

The No.2 state after Penang is another PR state of Selangor with RM 10.6 billion in investments. In fact the 4 PR states of Penang, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan combined comprise RM 25 billion investments or 53% of the total investments in Malaysia of RM47,177 million in 2010. These 4 PR states alone can beat the remainder 10 states of BN Malaysia combined!

Despite the financial constraints and limitations imposed by BN, PR have shown our good governance. In Penang we have excelled by being praised by the Auditor-General Report for being the best financially managed state with record surpluses of RM88 million in 2008 and RM77 million in 2009. Penang became the first state government in history to be commended by Transparency International for CAT(Competency, Accountability and Transparency) governance in establishing integrity in leadership.

We have wiped out hard-core poverty, the first state to do so in Malaysia. We are giving senior citizens RM100 every year and when they die, their beneficiaries a one-off RM1,000/-. All partially assisted schools of Chinese,Tamil and Sekolah Agama Rakyat are given a fixed sum of at least RM11.3 million every year. We are working towards a wifi state offered free of charge.

Penang is going green and leading in green practices such as "No Free Plastic Bag" campaigns and waste treatment through 3R of Reduce, Reuse Recycle. Penang enjoys the cheapest water rates in the country. Penang is also the Silicon Valley of Malaysia and selected as the most livable city in Malaysia on par with Kuala Lumpur. We have done more in 3 years what BN fail to do in 51 years.Kuala Lumpur. We have done more in 3 years what BN fail to do in 51 years.

So who says that PR can not govern. We may not have the experience but neither do we have the experience to cheat or be corrupt. PR has proven that a clean government can outperform corrupt governments. Voters of Tenang should choose PR that offers a better future not only for you but for your children.

PR is the better choice because we embrace the future. We embrace the future by embracing each and every one of you whether Malays, Indians, Chinese, Kadazans and Ibans as Malaysian brothers and sisters, Malaysian sons and daughters. Let us grow together, learn together and enjoy the success together.

Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister & DAP Secretary General

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Coca-cola's secret recipe exposed.

This was also on Aljazeera news today.

Watch video on aljazeera in the link below and pls help spread this revelation.

What is worth noting of course is the (now) fact that the 7x secret ingredient contains alcohol.

Millions have been drinking this product without knowing it contains alcohol.

The actual volumetric content of alcohol in coke is unclear, but does it matter?
What matters is, the stuff has alcohol, and perhaps the reason for the almost addictive nature of the drink.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cheap spectacles for all

It has been a while I never wrote anything. Almost two months my writing ability stunted. Lent me a time to collect precious information that will be digested by you! Some foolish will ask for citation and I have no time to treat him. Just a few word for him…Get Lost!

Back to the topic, do you have specs (spectacles)? How much it costs you? So, do you satisfy with the price that cost you for a spec?

One of my colleague told me, she had been worked for years at one of optical shop. She did much task from arrange the product until examine customer’s eye and also a cashier. I bet, now she will be an optician by experience without any Bachelor degree.

One day, she discovered true price of a specs frame when she accidently checked a bundle of item just arrive at their shop and her boss forget to hide the invoice. She find out that the price exactly much cheaper that exactly same with “pasar malam”.

The point is, why this optical store increase the price more than 100%? This phenomenon will decrease my point of view towards all optical store in Malaysia.

She told me, price for an ordinary lens (mirror) is about rm50-60 and the actual price of frame is around rm20. Thus, you can buy specs under rm100. Thought this is affordable. Obviously, the price increase so high over 100% (include service charge, government taxes and so forth)

Last year, I had bought a specs from Angsana Optic. I didn’t notice that the frame look awkward. Something like brown color at the frame. A few months later, I noticed that color was corrosion occur at the metal part of my frame.

How these things happen? Is it the price is cheap (RM150 is considered cheap compare to other type). This is our right as a consumer that always consume specs every year by inventing new method for buying your spec.

This is my method by inventing new way for buying new specs. You can buy frame and lens separately. Not all optical shop will allow you to do this because, probably this method will ruin their business. Why not you try this method instead of pay high price to bloodsucker shopkeeper. This is for your sake.

Maybe this method can change your mind and add more value to your money!