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Monday, November 30, 2009


A man lost one of his arms in an accident. He became very depressed because he had loved to play guitar and a lot of things that took two arms.

One day he could not stand it anymore. He decided to commit suicide. He got on an elevator and went to the top of a tall building to jump off.

He was standing on the ledge looking down and saw this man on the sidewalk below skipping along whistling and kicking up his heels. He looked closer and noticed this man didn't have any arms at all.

He started thinking, what am I doing up here feeling sorry for myself, I still have one good arm to do things with. There goes a man with no arms skipping down the sidewalk happy and going on with his life.

He hurried down and caught the man with no arms. He told him how glad he was to see him because he had lost one of his arms and felt ugly, useless and was going to kill himself. He thanked him again for saving his life and he now knew he could make it with one arm if that guy could do it with no arms.

The man with no arms began dancing and whistling and kicking up his heels again. He asked "Why are you so happy anyway?"

He said "I'm NOT happy; my ass itches."


Tricks That MAKE You Looks SMART

If paper towels can talk



Twenty New Management Styles in Corporate

These kind of managers you will always see in the corridor, ten steps away. "We'll have to talk" you can hear them say, just as they have disappeared around the corner.

These managers you usually meet with their backside faced to you with their hands in their pockets. When you talk to them, their thoughts keep staring out of the windows.

Some managers forget everything. They want to impress you with their 'busy'ness by continuously writing on Post-it's while you are talking.

These managers just delegate everything to the secretary. If He is good, He knows what she must do.

These managers don't really know anything at all. They let YOU give answers. Meanwhile they fill the time with nice anecdotes of irrelevant cases.

These people try to explain the present from a theoretical view of the far future. The idea that this never will work, completely satisfies them: They will always have something to talk about.

Information hiders are aware of the market value of strictly secret kept information. You must be very thankful to get any information at all. Beware of simulants from category 5!

These managers prevent their bosses from creative thinking. Else they got more work to do.

In hierarchical organizations you can watch those groups walking in the corridor. The more equal managers are directly followed by the lesser equal managers, and so on.

If you drink beer with them, lunch with them, smile to them and also wear nice suits, nothing can stop your career anymore.

Despite their continual attendances of all kind of studies and congresses, they still belong to category 5. The longer they learn, the further they get from the practice.

Do you know them? Those sheets with some big arrows, boxes or circles? These sheets provide the ultimate proof of their overall brilliance.

This is a major improvement of the older 'OPEN DOOR' management style. Now you can really walk in and out anytime you want. Nobody ever knows where these managers are.

This kind of managing is very popular. It will give them within a few hours the same information as an employee can tell them in 15 minutes.

In an organization with a hopeless infrastructure, managers are really necessary. These managers will naturally prevent the organization from having a better infrastructure.

This management style is ATRASACWOC. ( Adopted To Reach A Shorter And Clearer Way Of Communication)

These managers like to bluff your head off with hip, nearly undefined, terms.

If they think there is nothing more to organize, they reorganize.

These managers must be spiritual educated, because they have no clues at all.

If you remind them to one of their promisses, the priority of that promise is to low to remember.


Miss World in Swimsuit Be Careful

Who said car names don't have meaning ?

BMW: Brings Me Women.

FIAT: Failure in Italian Automotive Technology.

FORD: For Only Rough Drivers.

HYUNDAI: Hope You Understand Nothing's Drivable And Inexpensive.

VOLVO: Very Odd Looking Vehicular Object.

PORSCHE: Proof Of Rich Spoiled Children Having Everything.

KIA: Kills In Accidents

OPEL: Old People Enjoying Life

TOYOTA: The One You Only Trust, Always.

GOLF/GTI: Girls Only Love Fun / Get Them Inside

HONDA: Hanged Over, Now Driving Away.

Pls comment for other meaning.. n what about MAZDA?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha

John Terry Kicked in the Mouth

Arsenal v Chelsea cup final. John Terry's head makes contact with another player's foot as they both go for the ball. He was knocked out and later recovered.

What an Awesome Reply

It was a hot meeting at the office conference hall. All the people from the department had been called. The VP was looking much tensed.

The mood was so bad. My friend asked me -"Hey, what is this meeting all about? I told - May be they will decide on when to have the next meeting. People around smiled at each other.

Then the VP started talking. It was about the recent attrition rate that was so high. Around 10 people had put in their papers. All experienced guys. It was quarter end and so work was huge. If we do not complete the work on time, we need to be paying heavy penalty said the VP. The VP turned to the manager and told "Hey - take how much ever resources you want. Recruit or take them from other departments. But complete the work in another 25 days. Take people and complete it man.

To this the sweet manager replied "Sir! Give me one wife and nine months and I shall show you results. Don't give me nine wives and one month. I cannot do anything." Everyone looked at him blank. The VP was not prepared for this answer. We looked at the manager and thought "What an Awesome Reply man!"

Indian English

An Italian, French and Indian went for a job interview in England .

Before the interview, they were told that they must compose a
Sentence in English with three main words: green , pink and yellow .

The Italian was first: "I wake up in the morning. I see the
Yellow sun. See the green grass and I think to myself, I hope it will be
A pink day."

The French was next: " I wake up in the morning, I eat a yellow
Banana, a green pepper and in the evening I watch the pink
Panther on TV.

Last was the Indian: "I wake up in the morning, I hear the phone
" green green ", I " pink " up the phone and I say " Yellow "

World Cannabis Cup

Weird Laughing Competition

Old-School Russian Truck Racing

Soalan Bocor SPM 2009

SUBJEK : Sejarah

1. Siapakah ketua tentera Portugis yang menyerang Melaka pada tahun 1511?

A: Alfonso D' Albuquequer
B: Albontot D' Abukaki
C: Al apobondo Nih
D: Allpa Romeo

2. Apakah isi kandungan didalam perjanjian Pangkor?

A: Tidak buleh sekodeng anak dara mandi.
B: Isterimu, isteriku jua, isteriku.. isterikulah.
C: Semua awek dalam Pangkor adalah milik ketua kampung.
D: Semua orang boleh tempeleng ketua kampung.

Siapakah pegawai British di Sarawak?
A: James Brook
B: James Beruk
C: Jem Tat Nenas
D: James Bond Tot
E: ( Aidil Bond )

4. Kenapa Hang Jebat mengamuk?

A: Kerana mengetahui Hang Tuah mati dibunuh Soltan.
B: Aweknya dikebas datuk bendahara.
C: Kalah main takraw dengan anak buah Hang Kebun.
D: Terlalu meminati Bandi Amuk, lalu mengamuk.

5. Siapakah nama isteri Parameswara?

A: Parameswari
B: Parameswaja
C: Pramugari
D: Pramugara Terlampau

SUBJEK : Ekonomi Asas / Perdagangan

1. Tiga perkara keperluan manusia, apakah keperluan itu?

A: makan, rumah dan pakaian.
B: makan, awek dan wang.
C: bini, bini orang dan anak dara orang.
D: Rokok, korok dan korokmu.

2. Namakan sejenis sistem pertukaran barang.

A: Sistem Barter
B: Sistem Batu bata
C: Sistem Kasut Bata
D: Sistem Marjerin and Butter

3. Ketidakseimbangan wang akan berlakunya apa?

A: Nilai dolar lebih tinggi berbanding wang lain.
B: Nilai Dollah akan jatuh kerana tak bekerja.
C: Nilai, Negeri Sembilan tiada pengunjung.
D: Nilai-nilai murni diterapkan didalam PLKN.

4. Apakah ciri Sistem Kapitalis?

A: Duitmu duitku jua, duitku duit untuk biniku.
B: Semua orang perlu bersedekah ke masjid.
C: Makan dulu, baru bayar.
D: Selalu mengamalkan dasar pinjam wang bayar hutang.

5. Kumpulan manakah yang menguruskan kewangan pekerja?

A: Kumpulan Bunkface
B: Kumpulan KRU
C: Kumpulan Cecupak
D: Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja.

Soalan tambahan :

Apakah bunyi sebutan bagi dialek orang PERAK untuk perkataan "KOTA-KOTA BESAR"?



Monday, November 23, 2009

Skiing Into A Lake

Harpoon Car

Home-Made Submarine

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Photographer and the Pilot

The photographer for a national magazine was assigned to get photos of a great bush fire. Smoke at the scene was too thick to get any good shots, so he frantically called his office to hire a plane

"It will be waiting for you at the airport!" he was assured by his editor.

As soon as he got to the small, rural airport, sure enough, a plane was warming up near the runway. He jumped in with his equipment and yelled, "Let’s go! Let’s go!" The pilot swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air.

"Fly over the north side of the fire," said the photographer, "and make three or four low level passes."

"Why?" asked the pilot.

"Because I’m going to take pictures! I’m a photographer, and photographers take pictures!" said the photographer with great exasperation and impatience.

After a long pause the pilot said, "You mean you’re not the instructor?"

2009 Toyota Surfrider Camry Hybrid


(from Toyota Press Release) Toyota Surfrider Camry Hybrid CNG

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. has partnered with the Surfrider Foundation to create a specially modified Camry Hybrid fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG), reflecting Toyota involvement with environmental awareness. The Toyota Surfrider Camry Hybrid CNG and two modified Prius gas-electric hybrid vehicles are on display in the Environmental Lifestyle Zone of the Toyota vehicle display at the 2009 SEMA Show. The Prius represents Toyota’s current commitment to the environment while the Camry Hybrid CNG pushes the envelope on alternative fuel possibilities.

The current benefits of CNG are amplified by rapidly changing market conditions and an increase in consumer environmental awareness. As a transport fuel, natural gas is a clean and safe gasoline alternative. It can potentially reduce U.S. dependency on foreign oil and reduce vehicle operating costs. Currently, more than 99 percent of natural gas used in the U.S. comes from domestic and other American sources.

The CNG system was built by Metal Crafters of Fountain Valley, Calif. To convert the stock Camry Hybrid to a CNG vehicle, the gasoline fuel system was replaced with a CNG system in the spare tire well area.

Toyota also teamed with Street Image to further modify the Camry Hybrid CNG Show Car for the 2009 SEMA Show. The exterior of the vehicle was given a sportier concept look with the installation of an aggressive body kit featuring a custom front grill and unique rear bumper that covers the tail pipe and exhaust system. The overall ride height was lowered on an adjustable coilover suspension, allowing the car to hug the set of 20-inch alloy wheels rolling on Toyo Proxy 4 tires. A new multi-colored vehicle wrap that features CNG and Surfrider logos completes the unique look.

The inside was modified with several enhancements, including a custom Grey Suede and Black leather upholstery, interior lighting and an enclosed trunk area with a viewing window to display the CNG fuel cylinders.

At the conclusion of the 2009 SEMA Show Toyota will provide a production version of the Surfrider Camry Hybrid CNG to the Surfrider Foundation. The vehicle will be driven to, and displayed at numerous outreach campaigns, education programs and beach cleanup events.

Toyota Surfrider Camry Hybrid CNG Specifications Preliminary

2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive®
Gasoline fuel system replaced by CNG system

Estimated Fuel Economy
City/Highway/Combined = 32/24/33*
*Actual mileage will vary

Net Horsepower
Engine + Electric Motor + Generator + Power Storage = 170 HP

CNG System
Two Lincoln composite Type 4 tanks – plastic liner with carbon fiber wrapped exterior tanks installed in spare tire well area

Maximum 3,600 psi

Proposed eight gallon gasoline equivalent

250+ miles

Dimensions (inches)
Overall Length: 191.2
Overall Width: 71.7
Overall Height: 57.5
Overall Wheelbase: 109.3

Thursday, November 19, 2009

10 reason not to take drugs (on a date) by Dan Clark


A cocky Department of Agriculture representative stopped at a farm and talked with the old farmer;

"I need to inspect your farm."

The old farmer said: "OK, but you better not go in that field."

In a wise-arse tone the Ag. Representative said, "I have the authority of the U. S. Government with me. See this card..?"

He stuck a plastic-coated card in the farmer's face.

"This card says I can go wherever I want to on agricultural land."

The old farmer shrugged and went about his farm chores. Later, he heard loud screams and saw the Department of Agriculture rep running for the fence.

Close behind was the farmer's prize bull, Geronimo.

Geronimo was madder than a nest full of hornets and he was gaining on the Ag Rep with every angry snort.

The farmer shouted, "Show him your card!"

Hp Hand Commercial - "A matter of perspective"

Produced entirely within Eyeon Fusion 5 and inspired by Motion Theory's HP "Hands Commercials".
Written, directed and produced by Marco Baratto.
Audio by Aliki Rodgers
Voiceover by Dan Kidd
Music: Mr.Oizo - Nazis (Justice Remix) Air - La femme d'Argent
Special thanks to Julian Luttrell, Az Newman, Eyeon software (for their great program)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

In 24 Hours Average Human

1) HEART beats 1,03,689 times.

2) LUNGS respire 23,045 times.

3) BLOOD flows 16,80,000 miles.

4) NAILS grow 0.00007 inches

5) HAIR grows 0.01715 inches

6) Take 2.9 pounds WATER (including all liquids)

7) Take of 3.25 pounds FOOD.

8) Breathe 438 cubic feet AIR.

9) Lose 85.60, BODY TEMPERATURE.

10) Produce 1.43 pints SWEAT.

11) Speak 4,800 WORDS.

12) During SLEEP move 25.4 times.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill

2010 MTM Volkswagen Golf GTI


New sixth generation Volkswagen Golf GTI will go on sale in Germany this week. Rest of the Europe will follow in April. North American and Asia are expected to follow end of summer.

To get the European launch started Volkswagen has released a new set of images of this hot hatch in red.

Volkswagen GTI VI is powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that develops 210 bph (10 more than the previous generation).

It is also more fuel efficient with 32.2 mpg /7.4 liters per 100 km (combined). 0-100 km/ (0-62 mph) comes in 6.9 seconds. Top speed is 240 km/h (149 mph).

Just like the previous generation model it will be equipped with a standard six-speed manual gearbox and an optional 6-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG).

Customers can choose between a three-door and five-door hatchback variants.

Waterloo Station Projection

Skilled Bus Driver

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lets take a picture prank

Army of Pen..

At noon, a strange phenomenon happens when sunlight passes through the balustrade of the bridge, forming a small army of…..well……see for yourself!

Figure of New York on the memory

Artist Steven, which is ill with autism, drew here this five-meter picture - the panorama of New York - on the memory, after 20- minute flight above the city on the helicopter.



Check out your lateral thinking power!

The first 4 images are the questions and the last four the answers.
Please do not look at the answers first, these are really good, try it out



* The last one took the basket with the egg in it.

* The rest were women

* Pour the second into the fifth

* He lived in a lighthouse

The Perfect Angle


Pershing 115 (US$ 3.5 million)


Saturday, November 14, 2009

2010 Honda Fury


High-mount steering head complements the raked-out front end..
"Hard-tail" styling.
Long, slim 3.4 gallon seamless fuel tank mounts high on the frame for a true custom look.
Slim radiator is mounted unobtrusively to accent the Fury's clean lines..
Color-matched bodywork, frame and swingarm. (Matte Silver has a Black frame.)
Minimalist front and rear fenders complement the Fury's chopper styling.
Control lines and cables are specially routed for a clean, custom look.
New low-maintenance slim-profile driveshaft provides smooth operation with no need for chain or belt guards and covers.
Integrated handlebar-mounted chrome housing features a speedometer, an odometer/A&B tripmeter and indicator lights for the turn signals, high beam, neutral, oil pressure, coolant temperature and clock.
Electric speedometer with easy-to-read numerals uses an electronic transmission speed sensor, which eliminates the front-wheel- mounted speedometer cable. This contributes to a clean, uncluttered look.
Passenger seat and rear passenger pegs are easily removed to yield a clean, solo look.
Maintenance- free battery.
Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

1312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin delivers strong low-end and mid-range torque, with ample power for passing and relaxed cruising. Unique dual exhaust offers throaty exhaust note.
Powerplant features a single-pin crankshaft to accentuate the engine's character.
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 38mm-diameter throttle body (see 2009 Technology Section).
Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber (see 2009 Technology Section)..
Five-speed transmission for exciting roll-on performance.

All-new rear suspension system gives a clean uncluttered appearance.
Single rear shock with adjustable rebound damping and five-position preload adjustment features an advanced internal valve system for a comfortable ride, and provides 3.7 inches of wheel travel.
Large-diameter 45mm extended front fork provides 4.0 inches of plush, responsive travel.
Honda Genuine Accessories
Leather Accessories: Custom Rider Seat (multiple designs), Custom Passenger Seat (multiple designs), Leather Front Pouch (Fury logo).
Backrest: Low Sissy Bar, Passenger Backrest Pad.
Chrome Accessories: Rear Fender Panel, Chrome Allen Bolt Inserts (5, 6, 8mm).
Billet Accessories: Master Cylinder Cover, Oil Dipstick, Clutch Cover, Timing Cover, Upper Fork Bolt Cover, License Plate Frame.

Additional Accessories: Braided Steel Lines for Brakes, Throttle and Clutch, Front Spoiler (color matched), Front Spoiler LED Light Kit, Boulevard Screen, Outdoor Cover.

Friday, November 13, 2009

3 seconds make you laugh

Just For Laughs - Live Wires

Just For Laughs - Pizza Hat

Just For Laughs - Magnetic Object

just for laughs - urine rain

20 Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is one of nature's most powerful healers. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye.
The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer's disease.
Here are 20 reasons to add turmeric to your diet:
1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing
prostate cancer .
3. Prevented
breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.
4. May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.
5. Reduces the risk of childhood leukaemia.
6. Is a natural liver detoxifier.
7. May prevent and slow the progression of
Alzheimer's disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.
8. May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.
9. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
10. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of
multiple sclerosis in mice.
11. Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.
12. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.
13. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.
14. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
15. Boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.
16. Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.
17. Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma.
18. Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumours.
19. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
20. May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Turmeric can be taken in powder or pill form. It is available in pill form in most health food stores, usually in 250-500 mg. capsules.
Once you start using turmeric on a regular basis, it's fun to find new ways to use it in recipes. My favourite way to use it is to add a pinch of it to egg salad. It adds a nice flavour and gives the egg salad a rich yellow hue.
Contraindications: Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction. Though turmeric is often used by pregnant women, it is important to consult with a doctor before doing so as turmeric can be a uterine stimulant.

Medical Mystery: The Girl Who Can't Stop Sneezing

Thursday, November 12, 2009

How Technology Affects Your Food

1. Microwave: Destroys nutrients
Microwaves use super-fast particles to radiate the water inside food to bring it to a boil. Convenient? Yes. A good way to heat up food? Studies say No.

In fact, one study by the Spanish scientific research council, CEBAS-CSIC published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, found that microwave cooking destroys some important nutrients in vegetables. Broccoli, when microwaved, lost 97 percent, 74 percent and 87 percent of three cancer-protecting antioxidants (flavonoids, sinapics and caffeoyl-quinic derivatives) compared to steamed broccoli, which lost 11 percent, 0 percent and 8 percent of these compounds respectively.

If you must, use the lowest setting just to heat the foods. Better yet, use a small toaster oven to warm your foods. It might take more time, but it is much healthier.

2. Freezing food may preserve nutrients
Water is the main element of fresh food, usually making up between 50 to 90% of the food's weight. Freezing is a way of maintaining these water levels and temporarily stopping the growth of microorganisms and bacteria. In general, freezing food doesn't lessen nutritional value if you freeze the food when it is at peak quality. For example, if berries are flash frozen right at picking, there's very little loss of nutrients. In fact, nutrients are better retained in frozen fruits and vegetables than in those that are transported long distances to their destination. Produce actually begins to lose valuable vitamins and minerals soon after picking, especially at room temperature and above. Freezing for a few hours after harvesting can help prevent this. It is only when food is stored and sits for a long period of time that it starts to lose nutritional values of the vitamins, especially the B and C Vitamins.

3. Dried Fruit vs. fresh fruit
In general, when you dry a food, you are taking the water content out and dehydrating it. You don't necessarily destroy the nutrients, although in fruits, certain vitamins can be easily destroyed. Vitamin C, for instance, is fragile, so it may be destroyed in the process. That is why fruits are generally better fresh. Dried foods are nearly as beneficial, though you end up eating a higher quantity of dried foods than you would the actual fresh food. For example, you might eat five to seven dried apricot pieces in one sitting, but you most likely wouldn't be eating the same amount of fresh apricots.

4. Organic for nutrients and safety
One of the biggest complaints about organic foods is that it is so much more expensive than commercially grown produce. So why spend more? What you may be saving in money now on commercial produce you are surely losing in health later. Many scientific studies have shown that organic foods have a much higher percentage of antioxidants. And studies regularly emerge about the negative effects of pesticides and herbicides used on commercial crops: cancer risk, inflammation, and reproductive imbalance in humans and animals.

The primary reason for buying organic is that you get wholesome, nutrient-rich foods that aren't covered in dangerous chemicals. Even the foods that are grown below ground or have peels are not always safe from pesticides.

If you have to make a choice between the two, make an informed decision.

• These fruits and vegetables tested the worst for chemicals, so buy organic: apples, bell peppers, carrots, celery, cherries, grapes (imported), kale, lettuce, nectarines, peaches, pears, and strawberries.

• When tested, these have the least amount of chemicals: avocados, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, kiwi, mangos, onions, papaya, pineapples, sweet corn, sweet peas, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and watermelon.

I hope your nutrition questions have been answered! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

Source: Dr. Maoshing Ni

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The girl that silence the world for 5 minutes..

A few Good Jokes

Wonderful coffee

Customer to waiter: Everyday you charge me money for a cup of coffee. It will be wonderful if you serve me coffee free of cost today.
Waiter: Sir, everyday you drink coffee from a filled cup. It will be wonderful if you drink it from an empty cup today.

Doctor’s promise

"Doctor, are you sure I'm suffering from pneumonia? I've heard once about a doctor treating someone with pneumonia and finally he died of typhus."
"Don't worry, it won't happen to you. If I treat someone with pneumonia he will die of pneumonia only."

Dentist's thinking

Patient: "It must be tough spending all day with your hands in someone's mouth."
Dentist: "I just think of it as having my hands in their wallet."

In safe hands
Patient: Doctor I heard 10 percent of the total patients undergoing this surgery die.
Doctor: Don’t worry man, those 10 percent patients operated by me are already dead. Now it’s the turn of the 90 percent survivors.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

National Automotive Policy 2009 Review

  • A total of 18 new policies and measures covering licencing, duties, incentives, technology and environment, safety and standards and APs to be effective January 1st 2010.
  • Open AP system to be scrapped by December 31 2015.
  • AP holders will be audited twice a year.
  • A gazetted Customs pricelist for used CBU cars to be established to supplement the current list of new CBU cars. This will be used to prevent underdeclaration of grey import vehicles by declaring then as “used” instead of new in order to manipulate the price, as the gazetted pricelist is currently only for new vehicles.
  • A large chunk of the RM300 million expected to be collected from the RM10,000 per Open AP fee to be used to develop the auto industry and increase Bumiputra entrepreneurship participation in the auto industry.
  • Import duty on CBU & CKD cars maintained.
  • Import of used parts to stop in June 2011 (what???).
  • Incentives and exemptions will be increased to develop local auto parts.
  • Franchise APs to be terminated by December 31 2020.
  • Foreign firms can apply for manufacturing licenses to hold 100% shares in firms to produce vehicles with engine capacity of larger than 1,800cc and costing more than RM150,000. This will open up the upper end of the market while keeping the lower end where Proton and Perodua are protected.
  • Issuance of new Manufacturing License to be unfrozen for selected segments – hybrid and electric vehicles, pick-up trucks, commercial vehicles and motorcycles with engine capacity of 200cc and above.
  • Vehicles 15 years and older will have to be tested annually for roadworthiness; provisions to be made for vintage cars.
  • A new strategic partnership between Proton and an established manufacturer will be established.
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to establish clear roadmap for fuel standards and quality towards Euro 4M standards to be implemented by 2011
  • Automotive Development Fund and Industrial Adjustment Fund will be continued. Despite excise duty and import duty being the same across the board for all makes whether ‘national’ or foreign, cars that have a decent amount of local content as well as proof of local activities such as R&D will receive incentives from the funds. This is where national makes like Proton gets an advantage – despite an equally high excise duty, it gets rebates because its cars are developed locally. Supposedly anyone who meets the fund requirements are able to get the same incentives, but it’s safe to say only Proton has that much investment in the Malaysian auto industry.
  • Exemptions on statutory income from exported goods will be increased to 30% from 10% for goods with at least 30% value-added content (I’m guessing this means local content), and from 15% to 50% for goods with at least 50% value-added content.



Parking skills

Almost an accident: Great driver avoided front collision

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hard & Fast Reply

A young naval student was being put through the paces by an old sea-captain.

'What would you do if a sudden storm sprang up on the starboard?'

'Throw out an anchor, sir.'

'What would you do if another storm sprang up aft?'

'Throw out another anchor, sir.'

'And if another terrific storm sprang up forward, what would you do?'

'Throw out another anchor.'

'Hold on,' said the Captain, 'where are you getting all your anchors from?'

'From the same place you're getting your storms, sir.'

Full Court Shot at the End of the Game

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Crazy PC Case Mods

If you are looking for some inspiration for your next PC case mod have a look at some of these Crazy PC Case Mods! I have seen a few of them before but this Microwave PC Case mod stood out. I love how stock the microwave looks.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Know your Eyes

1.Eyes are the most complex organs you possess except for your brain.

2.Eyes are composed of more than two million working parts.

3.Eyes can process 36,000 bits of information every hour.

4.Under the right conditions, can discern the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.

5.Eyes contribute towards 85% of your total knowledge.

6.Eyes utilize 65% of all the pathways to the brain.

7.Eyes can instantaneously set in motion hundreds of muscles and organs in your body.

8.In a normal life-span, will bring you almost 24 million images of the world around you.

9.The external muscles that move the eyes are the strongest muscles in the human body for the job that they have to do. They are 100 times more powerful than they need to be.

10.The adult eyeball measures about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. Of its total surface area only one-sixth is exposed -- the front portion.

11.The eye is the only part of the human body that can function at 100% ability at any moment, day or night, without rest. Your eyelids need rest, the external muscles of your eyes need rest, the lubrication of your eyes requires replenishment, but your eyes themselves "never" need rest. But please rest them!

12.Eyes are your most precious sense... cares for them properly!

Rodney Carrington - Show Them To Me

Monday, November 2, 2009

Keluhan suami isteri

Keluhan seorang SUAMI:

Subuh, mandi nak pergi kerja.
Pagi, naik kereta pergi kerja.
Tengahari, tak payah kerja.
Petang, balik kerja.
Maghrib, tak ada kerja.
Malam, tanya bini bole kerja.
Bangun pagi, penat malam tadi kerja.
Tak sudah-sudah dengan kerja.

Keluhan seorang ISTERI:

Subuh basuh kain.
Pagi sidai kain.
Tengahari angkat kain.
Petang lipat kain.
Maghrib susun kain.
Bangun pagi, hilang kain.
Tak sudah-sudah dengan kain……..


Electric Bath Duck

Connection with God

A 70-year-old man went to the doctor's for a physical.

The doctor ran some tests and said to the man, "Well, everything seems to be in top condition physically, but what about mentally? How is your connection with God?"

And the man answered, "Oh me and God? We have a really tight bond, he's so good to me. Every night when I have to get up to go to the bathroom, he turns on the light for me, and then, when I leave, he turns it back off."

The Doctor was astonished.

He called the man's wife and said, "I'd like to speak to you about your husband's connection with God. He claims that every night when he needs to use the restroom, God turns on the light for him and turns it off for him again when he leaves. Is this true?"

And she said, "That idiot, he's been peeing in the refrigerator!"

Japanese Internet Speed Achieves 32 Billion Kbps

A new optical technology being tested in Japan. Fierce, technology is able to reach speeds of 30 terabit per second (Tbps) or more than 32 billion Kbps. (Strictly speaking 32,212,254,720 Kbps, based on conversion via Google).

The test had been conducted by KDDI R & D Labs with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Japan. Tested using the technology called OFDM transmission aka Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex.

Just to compare, internet connection speed is still far-very far-from that achieved in these trials. Speed of 500 kilobits per second (Kbps), for example, already includes quite normal to use everyday. While the average internet speed in the world, based on final 2008 data, is 1.5 Mbps or 1500 Kbps.

The speed of 30 terabit per second is approximately equivalent to 32 billion kilobits per second. At this rate, the data can be sent per second to reach 3.9 million MB, or nearly 1,000 pieces of DVD movies per second.

The test was conducted at a distance of 240 kilometers, that is not just a short distance test. KDDI plans to commercialize this technology in 2012.

If this can happen, anything you can do via the Internet very quickly. Wow, amazing !!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical Watch


Yas island Ferrari World

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