• #GE14

    The people has spoken, chosen the new administrator for the nation, on the historic May 9, 2018 general election of Malaysia.  The result was announced from May 9 till May 10.  Most Malaysian would have stayed close to the telly from May 9 to 10.  Me and Retna included.  The Singaporean media like Channel News Asia was producing some serious good quality news reporting. Then the whole Malaysian waited for the new administration, swearing in of the new prime minister.  We watched that with major anticipation, as the time kept delaying, of course finally the whole process was done, more announcements from the new prime minister. #GE14 let everyone see…

  • Getting to know Member of Parliament, State Assemblyman, what do they do

    Member of Parliament, As the ultimate legislative body in Malaysia, the Parliament is responsible for passing, amending and repealing acts of law. It is subordinate to the Head of State, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, under Article 39 of the Constitution. The Dewan Rakyat consists of 222 members of Parliament (MPs) elected from single-member constituencies drawn based on population in a general election using the first-past-the-postsystem. A general election is held every five years or when Parliament is dissolved by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the advice of the Prime Minister. Suffrage is given to registered voters 21 years and above, however voting is not compulsory. The age requirement to stand…

  • Getting to know the candidates, part II #GE14

      I added the column on messages, which I could find from the candidates or through the interviews they have given to the media. For some, I still could not get much, but roughly, I get to know more about the candidates. Toh Sin Wah – A rather long and kind of confusing messages or tagline from Mr. Toh.  Malaysians must repent, rethink, refresh and reform to truly achieve 1Malaysia.  I am no expert in politic, 1Malaysia is a generic term used by prime minister and his cabinet, no?  We have drafted speeches for the ministers, with Salam 1Malaysia.  Ok, maybe Mr. Toh thinks we are not really there as…

  • Me + My Mother

    Have you ever looked at your mum’s hands – all that hard work can leave her hands dry but filled with love. Botaneco Garden, a brand of delightful wholesome beauty products inspired by nature’s best; that is exclusively available at Guardian, is giving away 10 limited edition Botaneco Garden hand cream sets to pamper her precious hands through its “Botaneco Garden Mum + Me Mother’s Day Photo Contest X Guardian” to celebrate Mother’s Day with nature-inspired care and style. To show her your love, and our appreciation, there are also 10 uniquely designed 50gram bouquets that will be delivered to her, with a special card from you, and us. All…

  • Welcome to Puchong, 2.0

    I started Welcome To Puchong Facebook page a few years ago, when I was doing it with a few others.  It did not last.  Mainly, I was generating and developing the content, as well as promoting the page, alone. Just kind of like another tech enthusiast group I started with others, after a while, it was me running it alone, with the help of Retna, as well as our twins. As you are probably figuring things out now, I prefer a family run kind of startup.  Maybe it is about commitment from others, which I think could have taken a toll on some. So I went quiet for a while,…

  • Thinking about digital foot print

    Kaspersky Lab’s interactive multimedia project Earth 2050 has been accumulating predictions about environmental, social and technological developments for the upcoming 30 years since its launch in 2017. As Earth Day approaches, the company is inviting users from around the world to think about the future and contribute their thoughts to questions such as: If cars will be automated, how can we ensure passenger safety? How will our digital footprint impact global temperatures? Will machines take over the world? This Earth Day, Kaspersky Lab is extending an invitation to all users, researchers and futurologists to contribute their environmental, technological and social predictions to the Earth 2050 site. The portal, which is…

  • Ass-es, every where.

    Last week when I was driving around for the errands in Puchong, I encountered at least twice in a day with some mad drivers on the road.  Many of them unable to keep to their respective lane while driving, and do you know why? I think if the drivers were sleepy, it is understood, as the life is hard.  So you may get tired. Well, the drivers were on the phone, either talking without the handsfree, or simply manoeuvre the online maps for direction, or worst of all, replying text messages. So an auntie driver let her car came close, really close to our DS5, and almost hit the car,…