Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ini Kali Iklan Dulu : Kita Minum Dulu

Setelah menulis beberapa posting mengenai perjalanan saya maka kita relak dulu, buat senaman dan tarik nafas panjang-panjang dan baca lah selingan ini.

Terlebih dahulu terima kasih kepada beberapa kawan lama yang telah menyokong pasal blog ini serta yang berterima kasih sebab nama mereka disebut disini. Ini adalah cara saya untuk berterima kasih kepada kawan-kawan lama sebab telah menjadi kawan yang understanding.

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Bha ini adalah 'cerita nakal' yang saya terbaca dalam 'Tagged' untuk dikongsi bersama ... jangan buat cerita ini dirumah ya!!

Seorang perompak memecah masuk rumah janda yg tinggal seorang diri...... tetapi bila melihatkan susuk tubuh janda 
tersebut yang mengghairahkan.... dia bertukar fikiran, lalu.......sambil mengacukan pistol ke kepala janda itu,

 dia berkata NYAWA atau NYAMAN (sedap)??

Memikirkan nyawanya dalam bahaya, janda itu berkata Nyaman....
Maka perompak mengarahkan janda itu membuka pakaian nya dan bla..bla..bla...tuuuuttt... berlakulah adegan ranjang .....

Setelah selesai,akibat keletihan perompak itu terlupa akan pistolnya.... lalu dirampas oleh janda itu dan mengacukannya ke kepala perompak tersebut sambil berkata

PULANG atau ULANG??.......

Friday, July 27, 2012

Egg Tart & Banana Fritters - Beginning Of Friendship?

(Dedicated to Winnie, Alijah, John, Yahya & Sabinus)

Is there anything special that remind you of a person’s/colleagues when you hear or see them?  I for one indeed remind me of somebody if our thought is to revert back from the time we were with them. I had wanted to meet my old colleague who had retired few years back but there was no chance of meeting him until few days ago.

He looked old and the hair was graying and he seems to have shortened in height and his dressing was much different as he tucked in his shirt compared previously. I felt funny also because he used to tease a friend calling him ‘walking tall’ as he was the shortest in the office then. He was a tall person.

The thing that remind me of him was during our afternoon shift (2.00pm – 9.00pm) with him, he bought Banana fritters (Pisang Goreng) without fail.  He bought banana fritters like the brocade type (kipas tangan). It was very soft and only the very very ripe banana was used.

DV   :   Kau masih ingat kah kuih yang kau selalu kau beli yang lembut itu. Dimana kau beli itu?

Ku   :   Ha ..ha ..ha masih ingat, saya beli di Foh Sang, Luyang.

DV   :   Masih ada jual kah?

Ku   :   Mana ada jual lagi itu oh!

I had some important matter to get done with the first time I had met him and luckily I met him again at the same place the next day. We went for a drink and had some interesting talk and laugh. He asked about our former colleagues and the women were the first he mentioned.

Ku   :   Winnie dan Alijah masih kerja kah?

Dv   :   Masih. Dorang tu masih muda bha. John masih PCM, Yahya di Sandakan dan Sabinus di Tambunan. John dan Alijah tidak pernah tukar tempat kerja.

Ku   :   John dan Alijah sampai pencen di PCM. Corolla di Tambunan  .. ha ..ha ..ha.

I text Mdm Winnie about meeting Mr. Ku and telling her that he hasn’t forgotten them and he asked about them. Mdm Winnie text back later in the evening telling me that it reminded them of the good gesture of Mr. Ku buying them Egg tart most of the time when he was working.

SMS to WS   :  He was eating Egg tart with me.

SMS to DV   :   Maybe you post it on your blog how yellow Egg Tart ‘Beginning of friendship …..

Memory Failed

It was about 9.00 am this morning that I went to get my entrance pass for my therapy and was schedule for the 9.30 am session. I had to wait for another thirty minutes without my breakfast but that could wait and then have my breakfast. As I was waiting alone a guy approached me with a smile.

Guy   :   You are DV right?

DV   :   Yes I am DV. Sorry ah .. Who are you?

Guy   :   Are you sure you don't recognize me?

DV   :   Yeah, I am trying to remember but i couldn't remember you.

Guy   :   I am the brother of Marie.

DV   :   Oh yeah, it had been a very long time I haven't met you. You look different.

The guy name was Eric and we were staying in the same village before but the last time I saw him was during our primary school years if I am not mistaken. I really respect him for still remembering me although we have not met all those years. My memory really failed me this time.

Guy   :   I married 3 times already. One of my son is staying near my mother's house in the village. I retired        
             few years ago after the company stop operation. How many children do you have?

DV   :   I am not married.

Every time I met a friend they always asked a bonus question and I will answer them honestly. I will always hear this question forever I guess. Lol ..

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Merry Go round - Part 2

Since I missed the upside house during my last visit, I called my nephew who was on semester break whether   he want to visit the 'Rumah Terbalik'. He said he was interested and he will ask his friend if he wanted to go. It was set at 9.30 am the next morning for the visit.

It was about 10.00 am that we depart from home and we went for our breakfast at a restaurant near  Servay Supermarket in Penampang. I ordered my favorite Kan Lou Mee (with pork cooked with ketchup - Baikut) and my nephew and his friend Kan Lou men with pork Chop slices. We asked for cold Lemon tea for our drinks.

I told my Nephew and his friend to look for the upside house once we passed the Tuaran roundabout towards Tamparuli. Passing the Telibong water intake I slowed down my car as there wasn't any signboard about the upside house. I nearly missed it as I was also watching both side of the road but managed to slow down but had to enter through the exit road of the upside house. Actually it was very near to the main road but at least they should have erected signboard about 200 meters from the house.

There wasn't much to see inside the house except for all the furniture and what have you are all in an upside position. If you are one that does not appreciate something like that would felt boring but credit should be given to the person that made this place something to be proud of as this is the first in this region. I am proud that a Sabahan did made this possible. I tried and asked the staff manning the place of the average visitors coming to that place. I made a wild guess of about 100 visitors a day and she told us that there are more visitor coming during weekends and holidays. The entrance fee was RM10 for adults.

Tuaran Crocodile Farm
After the visit to the upside house, we went to the Tuaran crocodile farm without stopping at Tuaran town as we were having our lunch at Gayang Seafood Restaurant.

I had been to both crocodile farm in Tuaran and Sandakan and honestly I don't fancy the look of the crocodile. The creature is something that most people are scared. What I enjoyed at the farm was the Japanese carp and the Catfish which come to the edge of the pool waiting for visitors to feed them. I bought more than RM10 for the fish feed as I enjoy watching it fighting for the fish feed.

We spent about an hour at the farm and it was very hot and was feeling hungry too and decided to leave the farm for our lunch at the seafood restaurant atop a hill at jalan Sulaman.

As I am sleepy now, just to show some of the food that we ate at the Gayang restaurant and the price was much cheaper compared to the price of a seafood restaurant in Inanam I went recently. I hope you enjoyed my posting and the pictures.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Merry Go Round - Part 1

During my long leave prior to my retirement, I just stay at home to unwind and to enjoy being free without any worry whatsoever. When the hand phone rang it didn't make me nervous as what it did to me before and  I had a reason if the calls came from my former workplace. Presently I am always on the move whether going for the therapy, dealing with all the bills which need payment or going for a walk.

I am on a 'relaxing mode' as what I had planned of preparing my monthly/daily expenditure is on hold. Anyway, I will not dwell much on it for now as I want to share my visit to few places recently.

A surprise Visit
A friend promised me that he will introduced a vehicle dealer when I decided to looked or booked for a vehicle. I called him and make a visit to the dealer showroom and also made arrangement to make a surprised visit to a friend who has opened a Herbal life center in Tamparuli.

After all documents sealed and sign with the car dealer, we proceed to Tamparuli to visit a friend. There was a Tamu as it was Wednesday but the number of people was not many as it was past noon when we reached the town. When I saw the bridge, I remember the evergreen song called Jambatan Tamparuli where a lady was crossing the hanging bridge wearing high heel shoe but her high heel shoe fell from the bridge.

We managed to locate our friend's stall but he was not there. He was on his way to Papar for a very urgent matter so we decided to go to Tuaran for our lunch and later to a fruit orchard/nursery as my friend want to buy few fruit trees.

Paying for a lunch in Tuaran surprised us as we ordered 3 types of dishes and it costs us less than RM20.00 and if compared to Penampang or Kota Kinabalu it's like cutting your throat. Tuaran is still cheaper to eat.

Tiger Prawns
As we were having lunch we saw some people looking something inside a bucket outside a retail shop just opposite the restaurant. As we had finished our lunch we decided what were the fuss and crossed the road and looked at what they were all looking at. Three young men were selling tiger prawns illegally at the parking lot just outside the retail shop. I hope they were not caught by the local authority as it was not in the market.

Fruit trees Nursery
Lastly we went to the Rubber Fund Board Nursery as my friend wanted to buy few fruit trees. I never thought that Rubber Fund Board only prepare nursery for Rubber trees but also many types of fruit trees to be sold to the public. It was not far from the Tuaran Agriculture Department and sharing the same road to their office.

Upside House
On our way to Tamparuli we were also looking for the upside house but unlucky for us we didn't see it but I decided to look for it maybe my next trip. I will post my visit to it for the next posting.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

REPOST : Single Mango Unite us Together

Have you experience planting fruit trees around your house and for the first time your fruit trees bears you only one or two fruits or just sparsely? Usually the fruit trees will bear you few fruits but later on drop off. It is normal for the fruit trees to bear fruits and later on fall to the ground.

I am not talking about fruit trees as I am not qualified in this field but just to share about how a single parent told me about how they shared the single fruit that they get from their Mango tree. She had told her children not to eat the single mango fruit when it ripened but wait for her if she’s not at home.

When the Mango fruit ripened, she make Mango juice out of the single Mango fruit so that every one of her children can have the taste of the Mango. I was touched by what she had told me and I really respect her of what she had done. Most of us might not have thought of a way but what I learned from her was to share something precious that may not be much but it will touch the heart of many people. I was touched.

I hope she read this posting and if you are touched please share it with others.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Therapy : Korean or Japanese?

It has been a week that I was officially retired and counting with the long leave, that should be over a month that I quit working. Although it is still too premature to make assessment, I think my decision to retire early without extension was correct. It was normal to get worried of how I will adapt to the non-working environment initially.

During my long leave, what I did was to go for my morning or afternoon walk at the popular Bukit Padang jogging track and if I skipped my walk, I was driving to the outskirt of Kota Kinabalu like Tuaran and Tamparuli. There was a plan to spend the night at Kundasang and Ranau later this month.

Every day I went for the Electric Field Therapy treatment initiated by Alpha One Marketing and it is free trial. It is fully funded in collaboration with ITO Co. Ltd. Japan and each therapy centre is managed by trained therapists. Among the diseases that can be treated through this method are High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Insomnia, Gout, Stroke, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Poor Heart, Kidney problems, Sinus, High Cholesterol, Erectile dysfunction, menstrual cycle disorders, Asthma, Liver problems and many more disease.

I was introduced to this therapy by a friend and since it is free, I went for it and guess what; I met long 'lost' friends attending the therapy.

Charlie   :   There is another free therapy which is nearer.

I was at my house at Beverly Hill, Bundusan after not able to come there although I was supposed to be 'free' and also to visit my 'ikan keruk'. I was just laying on my bed for a short nap when my phone rang.

Dv   :   Is it. Where is that place?

Charlie   :   You know the old Wong Kwok tamu ground ... somewhere there lah!

Dv   :   Yeah, I think I know that place ... ok we'll look for it

Charlie  :  My friend told me that this one laying down like in bed. Bring 2 big towels.

Dv   :   What time do you want to go?

Charlie   :   My friend suggested we go for the 2.00 pm session.

Dv   :   Ok. See you there.

When I reached the place, I saw the sign Thermo-Acupressure Therapy (Korea) and parked my car with my friend nowhere to be seen. I waited for him for a while but decided to call him when it was already 2.00 pm. He was on the wrong side of the place and gave him the direction. The therapy session was in progress and after registering, we found that we were in the last session and about in an hour to wait. 

At last we were called for the therapy and I was looking forward and curious of how it would felt. The therapy machine was switched on and felt my back was massage strongly and both of us said that it was massaging my back. It was indeed nice but it was very warm on my backside.

Staff   :  I would like to to correct the assumption of what you think about this thing. This is a Thermo-Acupressure Therapy and not what you think. This is not MASSAGING ok!!

Charlie   :   Sorry.

As we were having the therapy 'massaging' we were given the briefing regarding the therapy and at the same time we also asked her good questions too. All personal belonging made from metal must be removed before any therapy were performed. It took forty minutes for the therapy to complete but it seems too short as I enjoy very much from the 'massaging' itself.

Charlie   :   How was it? I prefer the Electric Field Therapy Treatment. I will fetch you at 9.30 am tomorrow and later to the Korean therapy at 2.00 pm.

See, my activities are always full and there was no time even to update my blog just because of Korean and Japanese therapy.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sound of Silence

When you see people using headphone, have you thought of the type of music they are listening? Usually we gave the impression that what they are listening to a song they like without thinking of other sounds.

It was when a pastor shared his experienced with a jogger who was using a headphone when he was jogging. The pastor was curious of what music the jogger was hearing as he was so relax while jogging. So when the jogger completes his rounds, he approached him and asked about the music he was listening.
Pastor : What music are you listening?

Jogger : I am listening ‘Sound of Silence’.

Pastor : I really like the song too.

Jogger : Would you like to listen to the music?

Pastor : Sure.

The pastor took the headphone and put the earphone to his ear but no sound was heard. He told the jogger that there was no sound and asked him to check to his MP3 player. The jogger smile to the pastor and told him that he was listening to the ‘sound of silence’, meaning he was not listening to a music called ‘Sound of Silence’ but the sound of silence. The pastor was surprise of what the jogger told him as what he had thought of people with headphone was that they were listening to a song.
So next time you see somebody using headphone, remember that they may not be listening to a music but listening to the sound of silence.
* To listen to the Song 'Sound of Silence' just google or search for it in Youtube.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Oh My Big Toe Nail

Yesterday I went for a Pedicure at Donggongon town after enduring pain on my toe nail. I had shared my complaint of the pain to my friend who advice me to have a manicure. I looked for the small manicure stall early in the morning and luckily for me there was no customer.

A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands. A manicure treatment is not only a treatment for the natural nails, but also for the hands. A manicure consists of filing, shaping of the free edge, treatments, massage of the hands and the application polish.

A pedicure is a way to improve the appearance of the feet and the nails. It provides a similar service to a manicure. The word pedicure refers to superficial cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails. A pedicure can help prevent nail diseases and nail disorders.

Pedicures are not just limited to nails; usually dead skin cells on the bottom of feet are rubbed off using a rough stone called a pumice stone. Additionally, leg care below the knee became a common and now expected service included in pedicures. Leg care includes depilation via either shaving or waxing followed by granular exfoliation, application of moisturizing creams, and a brief leg massage.

Now I know that what I did yesterday was a treatment of my feet and nails called pedicure of which I thought was manicure.

Who said that only woman can have manicure or pedicure?. I had my first pedicure many years ago out of curiousity when my niece who owns a saloon introduced me to it. I went for the pedicure not because of me becoming 'sissy' but to get rid of the pain on my big toe nail. The pain is much unbearable when putting on shoes and sometimes when you accidently kicked unto something.

I was seated facing the pedicurist and told her the pain I was enduring the past few days and be gentle when cutting it. The pain was so great that the pedicurist keep on telling me sorry. She told me that the nail was deep in my flesh and should be removed otherwise I will be in a lot of pain. It was a relief when it was removed. Just imagine a needle poked repeatedly on your toes as what I endure during the treatment of my toe nails.

I was once told by a friend of how a Singaporean who visited Sabah was in pain on his toe nail but was relieved after been introduced to a manicurist. He gave a big tip to the manucurist after removal of the toe nail.

So any guys out there who has trouble with your toe nail are advisable to look for a pedicurist. Do not do it yourself as sometimes when we have a big tummy, it is difficult to reach your toe nail to cut it.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Garden Up In The Sky

Recently I went to Taiwan for a much needed tour as in preparation for my retirement which is approaching very soon. I still have to work two days although I thought I was resting already. (See related posting).
It was just a short holiday and was organized through a tour Agency and it was already arranged of which places were visited and it was quite interesting. I don’t want to write about the places that we visited but just to share my experienced with you a very interesting garden up on top of a building in Taipei.

I was in my hotel room after packing and waiting for my relatives to come back from a last minute shopping that I saw a garden at the rooftop of a building. I saw a lady watering the plants so I took my camera and took pictures. I then looked for my Samsung Tab for another pictures but the lady saw me and quickly entered her house. I was wondering why the lady ran away when she saw me taking pictures. Is she afraid that I may pass the pictures to the local authority? Whatever it was a very interesting and cool to see garden on top of a building away from the eyes of the local authority.

I wondered if it is an offence making a garden at the roof of every building in the city.

Friday, July 06, 2012


I was at home supervising some work to be done at my house by a contractor when I received a call from my Human Resource Dept Kuala Lumpur. She introduced herself and informed me that there was a mistake in my leave application. I told her that what was stated in the system, I followed correctly and I was not on the wrong side. She told me that she had checked and the system is wrong. I tried to argue with her but she stick to the decision that I should return to work for two more days otherwise they will cut my two days pay. As a good gesture and what the heck, it is only two days without table and a chair; I told her that I will come for work regardless. In the system I should get 18 days paid leave but the actual entitlement should be 16 days paid leave as told by my Human Resource Kuala Lumpur.

It is really embarrassing as my colleagues had sent warm goodbyes and given me a farewell souvenir as well as a lunch treat. It was a sad moment during my ‘last day’ (not to be … sigh) and they sent me off emotionally on my part.

So here I come again TM, maybe you wanted me more but I only can give you two more days. I hope my friends will give me some space and don’t bully me. I am not in the wrong but the system suck but I still love you TM.