Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
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
Friday, August 27, 2010
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.
BALANCE SHEET OF LIFE
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
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
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.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
It was not so lucky for McLaren Mercedes and Mercedes Petronas teams as they struggled for pace. And this is a window of opportunity for Red Bull and Ferrari to close the gap for the constructor's championship.
As for the drivers, Alonso and Massa will need to deliver some magical drive in order to negate the bad press over the Hockenheim team order incident. My bet for the pole and podium will be on Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull car.
Let's stay tune to watch the live telecast of the FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDIJ 2010. The entire race distance is 306.630 km of which the F1 cars will do 70 laps each over the 4.381 km race track.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Only after 11 races, the red prancing horse are now showing more pace in their cars to otherwise a Red Bull and McLaren duel thus far. Ferrari has certainly geared up their game by one notch for a 3 way fight for the constructor’s title. McLaren is still leading the pack with 300 points, Red Bull with 272 points and Ferrari with this 1 and 2 win is at 208 points.
With the new point scoring system and 8 more races to go this year, it is still too early to call who will take the world championship title. I have a feeling it can only be determined during the final race of the year in the Abu Dubai GP, 12 to 14 November.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
While my WP blog http://kongkor.com will be related more to my work about advertising, branding, communication media, creative ideas/concepts and social media.
And finally all F1 fans especially Ferrari fans have something to rejoice as the pace of the red prancing horse are now back in the front row with both the drivers in the top 3 line-up for the race today. Alonso on P2 and Massa on P3.
It was a huge disappointment for the Mercedes Petronas GP home team where the 7 time former world champion can't even qualify for Q3 in the qualifying round. Should Schumi retire for good?
The race today will be most interesting and the rain factor may just throw in some major surprises for the other teams. So, get ready to watch the live telecast tonight.
My bet is on Alonso with his Ferrari showing very strong pace throughout the weekend.
Red Bull scored their tenth pole positions from 11 attempts in 2010 at the Hockenheimring.
Take a look back at pictures from the session below in which home hero Sebastian Vettel came out on top with the Ferraris in close pursuit.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
And in most cases, the client would debate on what seems to be a superb idea only to end up by rejecting the painstaking work at the end of the presentation. And to add insult to injury for the creative souls out there, some nasty clients will even say things like “even my 3 years old child can come out with this idea”.
Then again from the famous words of Ian Batey “when a good creative work cannot be sold, it boils down to just poor salesmanship on our part”.
“It’s fixed but it moves. Double Effect Diposit. A fixed rate of interest that goes up if interest rates do.”
Advertising Agency: TBWA\Barcelona, Spain
Friday, July 9, 2010
The idea is simple but most relevant with the product They are trying to sell. I suppose it takes a very convincing creative and account team to get the client to sign-off for the production. This is what I like most using the term "SIMPLICITY IN ADVERTISING"
Well done, Publicis.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Some facts about the race for 2010 FORMULA 1 TELEFÓNICA GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE
Race Date: 27 Jun 2010
Circuit Name: Valencia Street Circuit
Number of Laps: 57
Circuit Length: 5.419 km
Race Distance: 308.883 km
Lap Record: 1:38.683 - T Glock (2009)
Top 10 starting grid for the race at Valencia:
1. Vettel - 1m 37.587s
2. Webber - 1m 37.662s
3. Hamilton - 1m 37.969s
4. Alonso - 1m 38.075s
5. Massa - 1m 38.127s
6. Kubica - 1m 38.137s
7. Button - 1m 38.210s
8. Hulkenberg - 1m 38.428s
9. Barrichello - 1m 38.428s
10. Petrov - 1m 38.523s
What is interesting about this qualifying is that we have both the Williams and Renault cars in the top 10 to compete with McLaren Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari. What happened to Mercedes despite the upgrades to their cars?
Wondering whether we might see our first decent race in Valencia this year I wrote this in the European Grand Prix preview:
The best we can hope for is a similar situation to what happened in Turkey, with the faster McLarens and probably Ferraris starting behind the Red Bulls and a battle for the lead developing on-track that way.
Well, we’re halfway there. Red Bull have locked out the front row of the grid. But can McLaren and Ferrari take the fight to them in the race?
With the clean, inside line Sebastian Vettel will have to do something silly to be anywhere other than first at the end of lap one.
Mark Webber is more vulnerable in second place, on the dustier side of the grid and with Lewis Hamilton poised to dive up the inside on the run to the first corner.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Whatever it is, this is their ancestral land and the Penans have their rights to the way of life they have been told for generations before there is any government.
Please, do highlight their plight in your blog, Facebook pages and twitter to mount an international outcry on the abuse of power aimed at the helpless. Shameful, really shameful.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
How would the PR agency for BP counter the bad press and manage this crisis at hand? What will be their next move to engage the swelling anti-movement? What policies will be adopted and who will be responsible? What will be the communications strategy of the brand after this? Or, will the brand recover from this major disaster?
No sir, definitely not a walk in the park. What will you do?
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
The 'rent seeking' culture is perhaps too entrenched and within the system and it seems that this has become a 'right' for those who are well connected.
Where to next, Malaysia?
* Merit and excellence criteria for all implementation decisions and processes,
Thursday, June 17, 2010
While this is all playing out in the USA, what about the fans in Asia? With all the hype surrounding the launch, the brand itself has certainly gain tons of publicity and goodwill. On the other hand, I suppose managing and engaging the disappointed fans will be as hectic as the pre-orders for Apple as well.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010