• Learning about home furnishing, what properties to buy etc

    Good to be invited by the IKEA Malaysia to join the IKEA Family event which was hosted by IKEA, and The Edge Property and SP Setia. We had the first session started by The Edge Property highlighting the studies which the team has done on market yielding, prices increased etc for Kota Damansara, Subang Jaya.  In summary, if you have landed or high res apartments, condominiums in Subang Jaya, the yield is high.  Well, never too late. The session continued with SP Setia to talk about integrated community and property development.  Few such successful projects were quoted, such as the ones in Tokyo, Seoul, New York and guess what, Kuala…

  • Drilled. Screwed. Satisfied.

    Did some minor work for the back of the house. Took some time to think about what we wanted to have at the back of the house.  Not perfectionist, but rather practicality, as well as something sustainable. So, Retna recommended me to look at IKEA Algot, which I was having doubt whether I could put it up.

  • When IKEA leaves everyone to handle their own stuff, things gone bad

    Visited IKEA, actually wanting to for some time to get some new lights for the home.  So, we did last night. Retna and kids headed to the cafe for dinner, I lined up at the kiosk to redeem the vouchers.  Of course I need to check my available points first from the IKEA Family loyalty programme. Waited for 5 minutes for the first customer to finally given up not knowing how to fill the form on the kiosk.  Then when I tried, there was an error on the password.  So I approached a customer service, whom was busy handling so many other things. She told me to try whatever I…

  • It’s here today, gone tomorrow

    “Give me your business card.” Mr. A said. “No one use name card anymore, let me beam my contact to you.” Ms B replied. Maybe you might have been in the above situation, but does it sound familiar?  Because of the electronic name card, some business in printing ran out of business.  Well, most of the name card printers are still around, simply, some still need a call card to get around.  This includes me. What about photography shop? I used fancy between films for the camera, Retna and I bought our very first SLR camera from Nikon before our twin sons birth.  We wanted to capture all the important…

  • Inez Day Out

    Yesterday was another weekend that we were at home without our mothers. So, we took the opportunity to bring Inez out and about.  We went to IKEA for a short trip to buy some household items, before heading for late lunch. It was difficult at first as she was getting used to the moving around in the car, however, yesterday she was just fine with the whole journey. We certainly look forward to more of this kind of trip with her. BTW, today we have bought her an insurance policy.

  • Zaman tak ICT-friendly

    The government agencies that once big into SMS and website as communication tool shown shame today with Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (CVLB) SMS hotline no longer in service when I actually tried it for the first time.  Anyway, then I found the following announcement at The Star:- PUTRAJAYA: The Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board’s complaint system via its hotline 1800-88-9600 and SMS 39900 has been scrapped, said chairman Datuk Markiman Kobiran. However, he said the public could still send their complaints toaduanlpkp@mecd.gov.my or www.mecd.gov.my or fax to 03-8880 5621. They can also call 03-8880 5872/03-8880 5531/03-8880 5883 or 03-8880 5540. I wonder why both toll free and SMS complaint services have been…