Showing posts from June, 2008

Jangan Mengeluh....a gentle reminder

Received this in an email from a friend. I think it's good to share and serves as a gentle reminder to me and perhaps to you too. InshaAllah.

Kita selalu Bertanya....................dan Al-Quran sudah menjawabnya.................



"Apakah manusia itu mengira bahawa mereka dibiarkan saja mengatakan; "Kami telah beriman," ("I am full of faith to Allah") sedangkan mereka tidak diuji? Dan sesungguhnya Kami telah menguji orang-orang yg sebelum mereka, maka sesungguhnya Allah mengetahui orang-orang yg benar dan, sesungguhnya Dia mengetahui orang-orang yang dusta."
-Surah Al-Ankabut ayat 2-3



"Boleh jadi kamu membenci sesuatu padahal ia amat baik bagimu, dan boleh jadi pula kamu menyukai sesuatu, padahal ia amat buruk bagimu, Allah mengetahui sedang kamu tidak mengetahui."
- Surah Al-Baqa…

HOT: Bantahan Kenaikan Harga Minyak

These two pictures I took a short while ago. The group of protesters came from Masjid Kampung Baru and decided to stop at the intersection in front of SOGO. Policemen were busy diverting the traffic and the 'famous' red FRU trucks were parked about 200 meters from the intersection in front of the previous Dang Wangi police station. I didn't see any truck that carry water/chemical hose around.

The group were chanting "Hidup Rakyat" and holding up placards and some banners. It was not a big crowd as I expected. May be a thousand or less.

What to do?

Much have been said about the increase in the price of petrol and diesel as announced by the Government last week. So effectively from the midnite of the 5th June 2008 the price of petrol was increased by RM0.78 or 40.6% from RM1.92 per litre to RM2.70 per litre.

And for diesel, the increase was RM1.00 or a jump of 63.3% from RM1.58 to RM2.58 per litre.

I used to take pride of my decision to use diesel powered vehicle and have been telling my friends that I save 34 cents per litre on diesel compared to petrol. Now no more. The difference is only 12 cents!.

I usually fill up my tank for RM50.00 and I only refill once the (empty) fuel indicator started blinking. In normal circumstances RM50.00 of diesel is good enough for a week of driving from home - office - home and the necessary traveling for meetings (which could be 2 -3 meetings per day) within the city. RM50.00 of diesel could safely give me between 280km - 340km of traveling distance depending on my traveling patterns.

So imagine …

Good to be Back

It's good to be back from a long and well deserved break.

I have been away from KL for 7 days, 10 hours and 50 minutes. That was from 7.43AM on Friday 30th May 2008 and back at 6.33PM on Friday 6th June 2008. That was what stated in the KLIA car parking receipt.

Yes, I left my car at KLIA. That's what I normally do whenever I travel by air with the whole family. It's too much of a hassle to take taxi (especially from KLIA - home) with all the luggages and stuffs with 5 small kids trailing behind.

How much was the parking charges? Emmm....RM326.00.

It's still worth it because considering the stuffs that we brought back from kampung, I think I would have to take 2 taxis or at at least a premier N*AZA Ria airport taxi to fit in all of us at one go. And that would probably costs me more that the parking charges. What I hate the most about taking taxi from KLIA is sometimes (most of the times!) you have to wait for quite a long time to get a taxi.

Normally if I travel alone or…