Even though I have lived in Malaysia for 1 year, some things still never cease to amaze me. Perhaps I am just too used to the efficiency in Singapore where everything is fast, clean and done correctly.
The garbage collectors came by today. And they did the most AMAZING thing. They drove by my house in their truck with 3 or 4 people, pull the rubbish bins onto the road (why they do that instead of just leaving the bins where they are, I can’t understand), take out some of the trash, put the trash on the floor and then…………..FREAKING DRIVE OFF!!! O_o
Like, seriously. They just left the rubbish half done and left it there. And the best part is…they took my neighbours trash. WHY?????!!!??!?!?!?!!
So I ended up calling the waste company, which is outsourced, btw.
Sigh. Malaysia really boleh!
Today, we got our pond clean. Finally, after living here for slightly over a year.
It was very dirty. Actually, that’s an understatement. It was EXTREMELY dirty, with algae everywhere and worms (?!) buried in the algae.
Don’t understand where the worms came from though..maybe the filters were so choked that it was impossible for dirt to drain out and the pile up eventually created a nesting ground for worms!!! Yeech.
But I guess for a once a year clean, it’s cool. They didn’t even have to take out the fish or turtle while they worked on the pond.
For RM200, i’m not sure if it’s considered cheap or expensive..but I personally find it quite worth it to have have to muck around with worms and other gross, stinky stuff in the cleaning tank. :p
Received this email from Nicole last week and I just had to share this. I really hope this little doggy can find a home by Xmas time. Stray dogs have it so hard in Malaysia….I really wish more people would start adopting rather than buying dogs. So here’s the story from Nicole:
A female mongrel appeared on my street few wks back (I live at Taman Perling by the way) and she’s very friendly, too friendly that she sent malay neighbours running. I was very worried someone would complain and have her removed (you know how it is with stray dogs in Msia…). I had taken her for a vet check, vaccination, deworm and now scheduling a Dr’s visit for neutering. I’m doing all these in the hopes that her chances for adoption can be higher.
She’s really a sweetheart, I would keep her myself, but my current dog refuses to accept
Her name is 乐乐， about 7-8mths old, she’s not as big size as usual street dogs, her legs are shorter.
And oh I thought I might just add 2 pics of 乐乐 which I’m very proud of… because she’s a streetdog, she does have some streetdog habits which I’m trying to teach her to unlearn for eg Overly excited when she sees food…but after 2 days of training, she now knows sit & wait command.
What a smart dog, I must say! I am still struggling to teach my dogs to stay after months and this dog got it in just 2 days! AMAZING.
Please, if anyone is interested, please either leave a comment or drop me an email. Or, if you know anyone who might be interested, please share this with them too. Thank you.
Yep… an increase of rm20/mth for Golf memberships and rm10/mth for Non-golf memberships.
Effective from 1 jan 2014. I really need to start using the facilities at the club!
Okay, this should be old news by now, but come January 2014, Friday and Saturday will be Johor’s new weekend!
I find it really amazing that the Sultan of Johor can change the weekend just like that! I’m not very familiar with Malaysian politics, but I always thought that the sultan was more of a figurehead (like the British monarchy) than anything else. I mean the Sultan and the Royal Family are completely separate entities from the government, so how come the Sultan can make a decision that will affect the businesses (and therefore the economy) just like that without consulting anyone else?
Oh wait, I forgot. The Sultan is the King, so he really doesn’t need to get permission to do anything from anyone else.
And you know what is the best part of it all? 15 years ago, the Johor weekend was Friday and Saturday….but somehow, it got changed to Saturday and Sunday (like the rest of the world), and now, it’s reverting back! Talk about indecision!
I’m not too sure how this change will affect the people – So they give muslims more time to pray on Friday but at the cost of a family day for Johorians who send their kids to study in Singapore. I wonder how will this affect the jams on the Causeway during the weekends?
It’s precisely this kind of thing that makes people lose confidence in investing in Malaysia. Once a decision is made, stick with it! It’s hard to have faith when things can get changed at the drop of a hat.
It seems like the old jb sentral is still the place to go to have some fun at night.
Found a new cafe called Pot’s in a little lane, quite easily missed if you are walking fast/in a hurry.
They serve mainly desserts and drinks. Nothing really fancy or truly amazing, but the atmosphere is nice. The drinks are a little sweet, perhaps more suitable for younger tastebuds.
I can feel the area is very slowly changing. It’s definitely got a younger and more artsy/happening vibe going on for it now. Can’t wait to see what changes will be coming up next!
8 Jalan Pahang, Johor Bahru 80000
Hello people! This post is a week late but it’s about the long weekend break last week? I had a super action packed one that also included a mini car accident.
We decided to drive up to KL and Cameron Highlands last weekend to escape the city life and enjoy some cool mountain air. So, early Sat morning, we set off for KL. But of course, since we were going to go long distance a really teeny car (a Hyundai i10) that was going to carry 4 adults, we decided to pump some petrol and make sure our tyres were inflated properly before starting off proper.
So after breakfast at Habib’s (which btw, is totally not worth visiting when crowded because the food is super slow and tastes substandard), we headed to the nearby Bukit Indah Petronas kiosk. Somehow, we ended up taking a shortcut through the small back lanes behind the Bukit Indah shops…and that’s where it happened.
We got hit by a
total loss with no headlights car. We had stopped when we saw him coming, but the other driver was engaged in a extremely lively discussion and just kept on going. Wham!!!!
I guess he figured that it being a back lane, there’d be no other cars about. Sigh. And best of all, he had no insurance and no money.
Oh well………what to do? Fortunately our car was just scratched up so writing this off won’t be like cutting of an arm and leg. But yeah, do be extra careful if you drive in the backlanes, even if you are driving in broad daylight. There are many reckless & irresponsible drivers around.