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Power Cut

So… our power supply station decided to upgrade their equipments, they announced in the newspapers that from this month till June, everyday, between 9am to 3pm, there will be a brief power cut.  BRIEF.  By definition of ‘brief’ is ‘of short duration’ or ‘taking a short time.’  5 minutes is brief, 10 minutes is brief even up to 30 minutes I would consider it as brief in my country but 2-5 hours??!!!  That is way beyond brief!!

2-5 hours power cut in a commercial area during business hours?  Now.. that is unacceptable!  Could they even possibly imagine how much money will be lost during that 2-5 hours power cut???  A LOT!  Are they going to compensate for all the private business losses?  Obviously not.  I just don’t understand why can’t they service the housing areas during the day when everyone is out at work and the industrial or commercial areas during the night when everyone is back at home?  *sigh*

Quote of the Day

I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.

Jim Morrison
(1943-1971)

Income Tax

I had finally submitted my income tax declaration for 2008 today. Thought might as well since next week will be the last week of submission. No point being penalised right? 😉

The system is definitely flawed but it would be great if they could send a reminder through email to those who had opted for e-filing. I mean, it is easy for those who are not technology savvy as they will receive their BE forms through snail mail. That, in a way acted as a reminder for them to submit their tax declaration.

But what about people like me? Who actually chose e-filing since it is a gazillion times more convenient, easier and zero time being consumed (you know, the usual rush, traffic and queuing at the LHDN department). We don’t get any reminder, AT ALL!! I suppose they did publish in the newspapers but do all tax payers read their newspapers religiously everyday? I think not. Well, I know I don’t. Yes, maybe I should but I would rather not. News depressed me.

I just think since most tax payers who chose e-filing will most definitely own an e-mail address, why can’t they just set an annual mass email reminders to all e-filing tax payers? At least this way, we will definitely know and could avoid penalties. If only… *sigh*

Car Problem

My car died on me today. The only possibility that I could think of is battery failure. The problem is, I couldn’t even remember when was the last time I had replaced my car battery!

Anyway, the mechanic came, insert the key into the ignition, turned it and guess what happened… the bloody car started!!! I was stuck for an hour for nothing!!!

Busy Day at Work

I just remembered… I am suppose to write something everyday. Kind a hectic at work today trying to create a list of company policies that will annoy the hell out of the employees.

To be fair to ALL managements, if it was not because of the few rotten apples in a company, policies are not even required! Sometimes employees tend to abuse and misuse certain privileges given to them. What can the management do in order to avoid such circumstances from repeating themselves? Company policies!

If a company was extremely strict with their employees, don’t blame the management, blame that few rotten apples that shit stirred.

Twitter Mobile Updates

Actually, I was wrong, even a primitive mobile phone can be used to update Twitter! I am beginning to understand the basis of Twittermania. With Facebook, a proper internet service is required in order for you to update with your mobile phone. On the other hand, updating Twitter only requires you to SMS! Of course, the standard text message rate of individual country will be charged. In my case, unfortunately, I have to send it to a UK number. Regardless, it is still such an easy way to update 🙂

Twitter

It seems like Twitter is the next big thing after Facebook. Honestly, I really don’t know what’s so great about it. Updating your private life to the world constantly. Surprisingly it is rather popular amongst the celebrities which confuses me even more! I mean, you would have thought that they will be sick of subjecting their lives in the public glare.   Not like the tabloids are ever gonna leave them alone.   Or perhaps, the more publicity, the merrier it is.

Anyway, out of curiosity, I had created my very own Twitter account. Unfortunately I won’t be able to update it 24/7 as I still own a rather primitive mobile phone. Others claimed that Twitter is addictive, I can’t see how unless you have tons of followers to reply to. Obviously I am no celebrity, lets see how addictive it will get for me 😉