Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Season greetings and welcoming 2011

Friday, September 24, 2010

F1 Singapore Night Race

The one and only night race in the 2010 F1 calender for round 15 of 19 races begins today at the Singtel Singapore Grand Prix. What's new this weekend is the new livery that will be spotted on the circuit is not any of the F1teams but on the safety cars with the announcement of the new engagement details by Allianz. Check it out here for full details.

As it is in any F1 race, the momentum picks up on Friday when practices 1 and 2  and Saturday practice 3 sessions are held. Unless we are at the track venue, the only updates we get are from the tweets and F1 blogs. Today, I want to share a live streaming website that I stumble upon, some of you might have known about it, nevertheless, here's the link to web live stream (by the way, this site live stream other sports as well and do donate to it for free live streaming) that I am talking about. But please make sure to check your local time for the exact time of streaming here.

Anyway, here are some facts to the 2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix courtesy from the official Formula 1 website

The Marina Bay Street Circuit will be roaring to the engines of 22 F1 cars on Sept 26 where all the cars will do a 309.316 km run over the 5.073km circuit for a total of 61 laps.

Have a happy F1 weekend folks.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri

Wishing all Muslims, friends and blog visitors alike, Selamat Idul Fitri.

And to those who are traveling to their hometown, have a safe journey.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Round 13 - F1 action is back this weekend, Aug 29, 2010

After 4 weeks break from the roar of the F1 engines, we're back again this weekend for the 2010 F1 Belgian Grand Prix.

It will be yet another exciting race with new developments in terms of technical upgrades for the cars given the long break. On the title chase, both the drivers championship and constructor's title are still in early days to tell with the new point scoring system introduced this year.

The race this Sunday, Aug 29, 2010 will cover a total distance of 308.052 km where all the drivers will have to drive the 7.004km circuit for 44 laps at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

The lap record for Spa of 1:45.108 was set iway back n 2004 by Kimi Raikkonen.


Putting it in accounting terms - Balance sheet of life

A friend emailed this to me and I thought it might as well be shared. Some may have read it before but due credit is given to whoever wrote this.


Our Birth is our Opening Balance!

Our Death is our Closing Balance!

Our Prejudiced Views are our Liabilities

Our Creative Ideas are our Assets

Heart is our Current Asset

Soul is our Fixed Asset

Brain is our Fixed Deposit

Thinking is our Current Account

Achievements are our Capital

Character & Morals, our Stock-in-Trade

Friends are our General Reserves

Values & Behaviour are our Goodwill

Patience is our Interest Earned

Love is our Dividend

Children are our Bonus Issues

Education is Brands / Patents

Knowledge is our Investment

Experience is our Premium Account

The Aim is to Tally the Balance Sheet Accurately.

The Goal is to get the Best Presented Accounts Award.

Some very Good and Very bad things ...

The most destructive habit.......................Worry

The greatest Joy...............................Giving

The greatest loss.......Loss of self-respect

The most satisfying work................Helping others

The ugliest personality trait.............Selfishness

The most endangered species.........Dedicated leaders

Our greatest natural resource...........Our youth

The greatest 'shot in the arm'...Encouragement

The greatest problem to overcome........Fear

The most effective sleeping pill...Peace of mind

The most crippling failure disease........Excuses

The most powerful force in life.............Love

The most dangerous pariah........A gossip

The world's most incredible computer..........The brain

The worst thing to be without................... Hope

The deadliest weapon..................The tongue

The two most power-filled words.........'I Can'

The greatest asset.. ..............................Faith

The most worthless emotion..............Self-pity

The most beautiful attire......................SMILE!

The most prized possession.................Integrity

The most powerful channel of communication....Prayer

The most contagious spirit..............Enthusiasm

Life ends; when you stop Dreaming,
Hope ends; when you stop Believing,
Love ends; when you stop Caring,
And Friendship ends; when you stop Sharing..!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Zaid Ibrahim - CHANGE

I am most impressed with this speech from Zaid Ibrahim and became a fan of his the minute he walk his talk during his time in Pak Lah's administration.

As Malaysian, reading the political news and development in Malaysia is actually very energy consuming. So much so that after reading, one would feel a sense of helplessness without any recourse given the abuses, the absurdity of how the various law enforcement agencies handled law and order and silly statements made by the Ministers and politicians alike. Worst of all are the Little Napoleons and the civil servants who do not know where their places.

I've tried to reduce my various RSS feeds and have even told my Malaysian friends here in Jakarta that I might want to stop reading and follow the stories altogether save for my favorite being Malaysia Today. However, I was still drawn to it despite trying and I don't really know why. Perhaps it is the easy sharing tools available and my interest in social media.


Having said this, I suppose in order to effect CHANGE for a better Malaysia and a better tomorrow for ordinary folks like you and me, Malaysians must have the basic ingredients to change and that is the capabilities and willingness. This 2 basic words applies to all, from the people who cast their votes to the political parties and candidates selected as the people's representatives.

This is followed by what Zaid Ibrahim mentioned in the quote above, 25% of the parliament seats in the August house. Another key ingredients will be from the rural and kampungs folks in the Peninsula whereby 1 parliament ticket is allocated to constituencies with less than 20,000 voters.

And the most crucial ingredients comes from Malaysian Malays themselves. However one may cut the cake, there is no way Malaysian Chinese, Indians and the "Yang Lain Lain" (actually, I hate to use this term) can capture Putrajaya even they group together as 1unified unit, no two ways about this as seen in the many analysis done by RPK. Obviously, there are many more factors than this and if only Malaysia can find a true leader who has vision and is most inspiring in breaking all the differences, then Malaysians can stand tall and be proud.

With this, one can do is probably pray very hard for a better Malaysia for our future generations to come.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

3rd. force watch! this is a darn good idea from Haris Ibrahim

Enabling the people to choose their candidates for an MP post is absolutely a brilliant idea. Reading the walk through from the link to the clip below, I now have a clear idea what this all about.

1) It enable the people to select the right candidate instead of political parties to represent them in parliament. Afterall, they are supposed to be the law makers and whenever they vote to pass a bill, it will affect the people.

2) It enable the people to really decide who they want and not who the political parties want. As it is now, we have no choice but to tick on the ballot paper based on the candidates selected by the political parties.

3) This initiative enable the people to be the boss and not the other way as it is now. As opposed to the current practice, the people are at the mercy of the politicians, worst of the lot are MP from BN.

4) A fit and proper test for the candidates is a very sound idea. Any politician who aspire to hold office have to pass this test before they can be nominated. I am sure we do not want anymore whores, frogs and free rider politicians Go for quality.

5) It enables the ordinary folks to have the power to check and balance the politicians who can only talk but not work for the people, to weed out the weak and to put in the right people fit for the job. Afterall, this is what they swear to do and uphold in the first place

Overall, this idea sounds sexy and workable. At the end of the day, what we the people want is a better Malaysia and a better tomorrow where we can live in harmony and peace and be proud to be known just as MALAYSIANS.

Well done and kudos to Pak Haris. I will certainly support this initiative.