Monday, April 26, 2010

Carrefour Plastic Day

When I was at the paying counter, the cashier asked me, "Sir, do you want plastic bag? A plastic bag will cost you 10 cent each".

I replied, " Yes, please"

My mother without knowledge of the aforesaid surcharge, helps herself out and puts all the grocery into plastic bags on her own. I assisted her to put all the grocery into plastic bags that she gleefully took from the counter while I was ignorant to the number of plastic she took.

"Sir, we will then charge you 40cent", said the cashier after counting the number of plastic bag we used to fill our grocery. "Okay" I replied.

Then only it hit me and I told my mom, " Oh shit, forgot to tell you they are charging 10cent per plastic bag" .

My mom face turns into utter shocking disbelief expression with her eyeballs ready to pop out from her eye once found out about the cut-throat surcharge and quickly seek my advise whether can we ask for 40 cent refund as she no longer wants the plastic bag anymore. I just shrug off her indecent proposal and claim that the cashier has already printed the receipt and its hard to reverse back of the amount paid.

A minor heated argument subsequently ensued between me and my mom along the way home when she throws a wobbler and accuses me being stupid ,foolish and wasteful when I have the chance to save money and I should have therefore saved them eventhough its mere 40 cent.

"Kids nowadays doesn't know how to treasure hard earned money.If everytime we shop for grocery and we incur unnecessary money for plastic bags whereas we could have avoid using them. You are really wasteful! 40 cent we can buy few sweets"

This irks me.

Suddenly she becomes so nature loving and understanding propagate the demand for our moral obligation to save the earth. Suggest that if everyone start doing their part our earth could have chance for survival

"Since when you're so passionate and care about the earth, you thrifty women", I complained to my myself in my heart.

Being principled me, I quickly fend off her irrational accusation and rebuke her melodramatic way at looking 40 cent as a grave wastage. I strongly disagree. (Kindly note, what I argued shall not take it to mean I'm against the campaign to save the nature)

I told my mom, "Look this 40 cent actually not that a great wastage at all as how you have perceived it should be. If you don't get the plastic bag here, what's our house gonna use to fill up our mini dustbin from? We can't afford not to use plastic bag at all. Somehow and somewhere at a certain point of time within our household necessity, we still need plastic bags. If we don't get it now then what would happen when our house runs out of plastic bags ? What are you going to fill our rubbish with? With those fancy RM1 paper bag?"

Mind you the plastic bag Carrefour sells are merely medium sized.

I continued, "You may buy the proper black rubbish bags for our big dustbin but what about all the smaller rubbish(unnecessary consumer goods) scattered all over our house?

Don't we ever need this smaller sized plastic bag to pack smaller rubbish up together so as to make the house tidier? It would later turn costly and incur unnecessary time and effort when you purposely make a trip out just to buy small plastic bag in order to pack up our smaller rubbish once you realise your house is out of smaller plastic bags.

Furthermore, this action would defeat you purpose to save the earth because you would then buy a set of plastic bag probably with 100 plys in it when you are only utilising few. Isn't that more wasteful? If you purchase one piece of plastic bag today , you could have save more now compared to buying a whole packet of plastic bags when you only utilise few leaving the rest untouched. Worst still if the untouched plastic bags later turns into a temptation for you to use it as you're afraid of wastages if you left it there after using 2 plys.

I don't think you could find any alternative smaller bag to wrap you those smaller rubbish(unnecessary consumer goods)other than small plastic bags.

In my personal view, what we could do in order to save the earth is not stop using plastic bag but instead use lesser plastic bag. Recycle your plastic bag. Don't simply throw your plastic bag. Keep them and use them again for necessity purposes.

If you're really that kiasu, I advise you next time go buy your grocery at supermarket that give out f.o.c plastic bag for instant Econsave!

You should look at this purchase at the bright side. Because you have bought it for 10cent hence you would treasure and value this piece of costly plastic bag better compared to your f.o.c plastic bag. When you treasure something, you will tend not to abuse its usage. Therefore it's value for money.

My mom finally concurs with my line of reasoning when I rationalise our earlier endeavour and said, " What we have wasted today is ONLY 20 cent not 40 cent as paranoidly suggested by you. We only need 2 plastic bag today but instead we took 2 more unnecessary plastic bag. So stop telling me we have wasted 40 cent. It's only 20 cent. I can give you back"

My mom was pacified thereof.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Citibank Opening Ceremony

On 20th April 2010, company send me to act as one of the representative to attend grand opening ceremony of Citibank branch at Taipan USJ. You might wonder why am I so lucky get picked to perform such honourable job for the company. Well, let just say, I got the knack. *evil laugh*

The grand opening ceremony at Taipan USJ will concurrently open for 3 more branches at the same time at Melaka, Kuantan and Cheras . This was made possible with live feed from Taipan USJ opening ceremony channelled to 3 other branches in order to synchronise the 4 branches opening. This auspicious day would therefore record the numbers of Citibank branches nationwide to 11.

A press conference was held at the top floor inside Citibank branch before the opening ceremony ie ribbon cutting event to be held at the entrance.

The grand opening ceremony is witness and officiate by Chief Executive Officer Sanjeev Nanavati ( brown man ), Consumer Markets Head at Citibank Bhd, Fabio Fontainha ( the Brazillian with light blue tie ) * You can check out his outstanding portfolio here* ,Citibank Bhd Head of Retail bank Paul Hodes and the ever beautiful Citibank Taipan USJ branch manager Tan Fung Fung.

It's rather unorthodox and surprise to see a new Citibank branch suddenly emerge out of the blue since we can hardly find any Citibank branch in Klang Valley nowadays other than the scarced-existing branch at Jalan Ampang, Puchong, Damansara Perdana and Klang. Suddenly they decide to pop 4 branches out without our knowledge ( as if our views are essential).

Their scarce existence in Malaysia's banking industry from the outlook itself is clearly contributed by the great dominance by Maybank, Alliance and Hong Leong Bank alike in our economy. No matter wherever you go , no matter no matter you turn left or turn right, you can't avoid seeing them unlike Citibank. Have to travel extraordinary miles to find one.

Despite the brand dominance by less deserving banks thence undermine Citibank's popularity for banking noobies, however, it's important to highlight that Citibank's humble existence in Malaysia wasn't due to their weak position in our economy but it was the fact that they're simply too strong an enemy and poses imminent threat to the livelihood of our local banking company as to wit, the beloved Maybank ,Alliance and Hong Leong Bank and therefore its essence to regulate and deter their growth. If regulation were not properly set in place to deter and control international banks operation in Malaysia, it might someday open rooms for international influence to hold our currency at ransom as we're relying too much on foregin capital thereby builds a long term debtor and creditor relationship with the international banks.

Anyway,among the few vision aspired by Citibank group in conjunction with newly open branches in Malaysia is the bank aims to enhance its internet banking platform not only for existing customers but also to reach to more Malaysians as well as to support the growth of virtual banking platforms. Citibank vision I believe might easily succeed and achieved since they have provided service to almost 60% of the population in Malaysia with a strong internet banking platform that has been rated the best for three years in a row.

Actually I'm not very good in banking. What stated is merely my 50 cent views. Probably inaccurate. Ask a banker if you want to know more.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

What things man should know how to do to be considered manly?

Many women similarly opined that if a man can't do the following he is better off not to be called a man when he’s reach the point of bearing no difference than a fag. He'd therefore best regarded as unmanly man in the derogatorily way as the word implicates.

Below tells you what women regard when a manly man exist.

The Top 5 things a man should know how to do before they are qualified for their gender recognition(how sad)in womens point of view are:-

On the 5th spot, a manly man should know how to change a light bulb or repair any other electrical appliance at home. Not the other way around.

It's the most basic criteria demanded in every women's men. If he's afraid of tiny lil' electrical shock ,there's no further need to consider will he ever stood up for you if you're in danger.

No. 4, a manly man should know how to cook

Women always fond of man who can cook. This is because women are naturally passionate and are love lust creature, whereby any form of usurping women’s role can immediately interpret as being caring and thoughtful towards her role as a women hence ultimately your action will earn yourself being the ideal man of women's life. The manly man who cares. A manly man also help out the house chore.

As of for the 3rd spot, a manly man should never be afraid of pest and shall become a women's lifetime pest killer. A very few man could fill up this spot.

I’ve few male acquaintance who are afraid of bugs and lizard. I mean literally they are afraid of those tiny little innocent insect. Their afraid level is of the mental aversion level! The moment they see an insect for example, bees, lizard,cockcroaches or worst , a cat , in their vicinity you can expect an overreaction from them as if those creature are there to kill them man.

Ironically, they are afraid if those insect would harm them however pays zero regards to the nikotine in each cigarrete they puff on daily basis.

If that wasn't shameful enough, it's disgraceful when the big strong robust *cough* man whom we often expect the least act of cowardice from would react in such a faggoish manner over a lizard or cockcroaches. Damn! What a cunt.

To be frank I think God is so unfair. He give those undeserving men with a strong and healthy body when they only have scintilla amount of guts. They got no balls man. Small penis.

Seumpama gajah takut tikus. Badan saja besar tapi penakut! Jangan jadi lelaki la..jadi pompuan lagi bagus.( How come this suddenly turns into a rant about big strong buffy guys? )

Moving on. No. 2, a man should know how to change car tyre

And the most anticipated No. 1, no manly man shall ever fail to do this. I repeat. No manly man shall ever fail to do this.


Lol..I’m just pulling your leg. This barely suggested by the women. It's purely my PG Rated suggestion. Anyway, no wrong suggesting this right? I mean, if you can't drive a women (ie to intercourse vigorously) what's the point of being a men when you fail to perform the utmost basic inclination of men in life ?

Anyway, back to the list. The one most important thing that man should know how to do in order to be regarded as manly is he must be able to drive a manual transmitted car.

Surprisingly this is the most significant criteria Malaysian women wants from Malaysian men.

Now the 5 most important criteria women want from men are listed above. Next question to be answered is, how many criteria do you fulfil my dear male reader?

I wish not to brag but to be frank I fulfilled all 5 criteria. ;P

So how manly are you?