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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hancock - New Hero - Action Movie

We all know Superman, Batman, Spider Man, Fantastic 4, Etc. but...there's a new supernatural human. Is he a new Hero? Well, we'll just have to see him in "Hancock"...



And here's the official website of Hancock (The movie): http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/hancock/site/main.php

Want to watch more clips? Here… http://www.youtube.com/user/HancockTheMovie

Will you miss it?
I definitely will not.

Water Powered Car (Japan)

So, petrol price is increasing and increasing and increasing. Ever ending?
We have to look for alternatives now, and here it is...

And it saves environment too...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New 11000 millionaires emerged in Australia (2007)

Erm…I’m no millionaire, but am trying to be one. Try? Means trying to earn more. Of course legally. Hehe…

I was reading news today, just browsing around news presses to get updates on fuel prices, and came across this news in The News Straits Times (Malaysia), titled: “Australia now has 172,000 millionaires”.

Wow…that’s huge figure for me.

The initial sentence of the news even shocked me more. It said: “Another 11,000 Australians became millionaires in 2007 in US dollar terms”.

Oh my god…!!! 11000 new millionaires emerged in a year?!!!

Ok…now, it makes me think that I might have to migrate to Australia to be one. Haha…!!!

So, which country has the most number of millionaires?
It’s United States with 3.03 million millionaires in 2007.

Notice the word “million” being printed twice. Million of Millionaires.

Ok…it sounds like I’m so amazed with this. Why not? I’m not a millionaire yet, and I want to be.

After United States, it follows by #2-Japan, #3-Germany, #4-United Kingdom, #5-China, #6-France, #7-Canada, #8-Italy, and #9-Switzerland. Australia being #10.

The end.

I need a break. Need to plan hard on how to catch up with them. :p

Or shall I just forget it?

Reference:
http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Wednesday/NewsBreak/20080625175330/Article/index_html

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

HP rocks market with 16 new laptops

Today, 10th June 2008, HP released 16 new laptop models for consumers and businesses. I personally have been waiting for this moment. HP really caught my attention today, and I believe many out there are also excited to hear this announcement.

For the entertainment laptops, it rolled out the new dv4, dv5, and dv7.

The Presario also has its new models as CQ45, CQ40 and CQ50 series.

And the most interesting and important release of all is the new lineup of HP Laptops, the EliteBook series.

The HP EliteBook laptops are built tough. It’s semi-ruggedized. It’s built to meet the MIL-STD 810F military-standard durability.

The EliteBook features HP DuraCase – brushed anodized aluminum exterior casing combined with a magnesium alloy chassis.

All these with latest hardware specifications to be picked.

More details at:
http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2008/080610xe.html?mtxs=rss-corp-news
and
http://www.hp.com/large/campaigns/personal_again/index.html

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Malaysia petrol price at RM2.70 per litre

Ladies and gentlemen, all Malaysian settlers, it’s going to be RM2.70. You know what I’m talking about. It’s the petrol price. You have time to enjoy rate of RM1.92 till 12:00 am 5th June 2008.

This is earlier than expected. It's earlier than what they said yesterday that they are planning to hike it in August 2008.

Let’s try a rough calculation for the effect on my fuel consumption.

My fuel tank capacity is 50 litres.

However, I normally used up 40 litres before refuel. So, normally I pay RM76.80 for 40 litres of petrol. Now, I’ll have to pay RM108 for 40 litres. That’s an increase of RM31.20 for 40 litres of petrol.

Wow…!!!

Diesel price has also been raised up. It’s going to be RM 2.58 per litre.

References:
http://www.sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=22902

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/6/4/nation/20080604175025&sec=nation

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Wednesday/Frontpage/20080604171620/Article/index_html

Manager VS Leader

The differences between a Manager and a Leader:

The manager drives people, the leader coaches them.

The manager depends on authority, the leader on good will.

The manager inspires fear, the leader inspires enthusiasm.

The manager says “I”, the leader says “WE”.

The manager says “Get here on time”, the leader gets there ahead of time.

The manager fixed blame for the breakdown, the leader fixes the breakdown.

The manager knows how it is done, the leader shows how.

The manager says “Go”, the leader says “Let’s go”.

The manager uses people, the leader develops them.

The manager sees today, the leader also looks at tomorrow.

The manager commands, the leader asks.

The manager never has enough time, the leader makes time for things that count.

The manager is concerned with things, the leader is concerned with people.

The manager works hard to produce, the leader works hard to help people to produce.

The manager takes the credit, the leader gives it.

So, do you want to be a manager or leader?

Be a manager if you want to survive alone.

Be a leader if you want to live along with your people together.

Reference:
Quoted from presentation slides attached to a forwarded email. Slides Prepared by Leong Ai Ying, 30 Oct 2004 (as stated in the slides).

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fuel Price Hike


Alright, something serious is about to happen. I’m talking about consumables. And what I’m talking about is the vehicle fuel.

As many people know, Malaysia is selling petrol and diesel at a very low rate. Currently, its gasoline price is selling at RM1.92 per litre.

The low price is possible with subsidies from the government. However, it has been updated that it will let fuel prices in Malaysia to follow world market price.

Well well, pros and cons here.

Of course the most terrible effect would be the increased in travelling cost for those travelling with their own cars. So, many will approach to use public transport. However, my concern is that, the public transport might also be affected by the increased in fuel price. They also have to use fuel. Therefore, they will also increase their fairs. So, by then, everyone will have to calculate here and there to get the most economical mode of transport. The most obvious thing we will see is a reduction in “drive for fun” or “drive like mad” or “drive with no route plan”. One will have to start planning their journey before ever start their engines. This is actually good to train everyone to be more conscious.

I actually feel a little bit down when hearing that the fuel price will increase so much, as I have been used to the low fuel price. However, I must say, I have been looking forward for this to take effect. Why?

I have the feeling that people here have forgotten that the world is running out of fossil fuel. The world is running out of energies. The world is having too much pollution. The world needs everyone to rescue the world.

So, expensive fuel price will at least help the world by making people feel uncomfortable to simply burn fuel.

Burning fuel, in this case is the operation of combustion engines, actually produce few bi-products. First is the exhaust gas. It contains Carbon monoxide, which is a kind of pollutant. Second would be the heat generated from the engine. Imagine millions of vehicles operating. What the world is trapping?

Many people have already said that people will get used to the increased fuel price, and will again start burning more and more.

So, people...! Don’t just look at the fuel price to decide whether you need to save on your petrol price or not. It’s time and role for us to rescue the world.

P.S.
Ok. I believe, many people will ask, how can I just start with the discussion on fuel price and end with world-rescue thingy? Well, I just can’t see the broken link between them.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Quotes - Warren Buffet

Few days ago, I received forward email, with a presentation slides attached.
It’s a presentation slides related to Mr. Warren Buffet.
The slides brief his life and his principles.
According to the slide, he’s the 2nd richest man.
He has many principles, thinking, and attitudes that I think worth to be example models.

His advices and mind sets are just too meaningful to me. I believe, his advices are practical.

Here are the quotes from the slides that I would like to share:

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Don’t buy more than what you “really need”.

You are what you are.

Always think how you can accomplish things economically.

Assign the right people to right job. (for bosses)

Make goals and make sure people focus on them.

Don’t try to show off. Just be yourself and do what you enjoy doing.

Warren Buffet’s advices:
- Stay away from credit cards (bank loan) and invest in yourself.
- Money does create man but it is the man who created money.
- Live your life as simple as possible.
- Don’t do what others say, just listen to them, but do what you feel good.
- Don’t go on brand name; just wear those things in which you feel comfortable.
- Don’t waste your money on unnecessary things; just spend on them who really in need rather.
- After all it’s your life then why give chance to others to rule your life.

The happiest people DONOT necessarily have the BEST of all. They simply APPRECIATE what they find in their way.
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