Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Graduate's Dream Job

How would you react if you, as a recent graduate, were asked if you would like a job as a part-time blogger and part-time marketer of digital media products. In short, you are suppose to spend you time online most of the time at work, surfing and writing official blogs about something? You get paid a better than average salary for a graduate, you are given a reasonably free-hand at doing your job BUT you are expected to deliver results quickly. What would you think?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Saga (BLM)

Hey, just got delivery of a new Saga last week and actually did not find much to write about. The usual excitement surrounding a brand new car just wasn't there. In fact, prior to buying the car, I did not even start the car! And what's worse, when dad took the car and drove it over the next day, there just wasn't any urgency to give the car a try! Something is wrong here ...

Ok, a few days later, I had the car to myself. It is a basic car, it works fine, the car ignition definitely sounds better than a Perodua's, every seem to fit well EXCEPT the steering cover which vibrates all the time even at standstill. It has this continental feel to the accelerator which basically means it is on the heavy side (nice, I like it like that) and the gear changes is relatively pleasant. Overall I can't really fault the car, other than some kinda expected minor stuff. Are we in the era where we do expect deficiencies in a Proton and we live with it?

Wendy's back in Malaysia @ Sunway Pyramid

Finally, Wendy's (the fast food chain from the US) is back in Malaysia. Due to the fact that I have not visited Sunway Pyramid for a long time, I just thought that I drop by for a light dinner, having already ate a slice of lasagna for tea. Anyway, for a fast food stop, 2 adults and 2 kids (below 6 years old) spent nearly Rm50/- on a supposely light meal! I had this Big Mac lookalike but it's 2 x 1/4 pounders and it was filling! The shrimp burger was interesting as it had real prawns (ok, ok shrimps in them) whilst the big kiddo had a whole burger to himself (incidently, he also had a serving of lasagna for tea at 5:30 pm!). Overall, it is quite a disappointment but a welcome addition to our regular KFCs, A&Ws, McDs and Burger Kings.

Oh, some interesting observation at Sunway Pyramid. The parking system is excellent, well ... for me anyway ... BUT it seems that we have many uneducated or illiterate Malaysian. It's weird that they can afford cars in the region of hundreds of thousands but not only they can't read but they don't even know numbers! I mean, it was clearly shown that there are X number of car parks where, even says 200+ on the floor above, yet ... I noticed that there's a Toyota Wish trying to park at a corner that's not a parking lot and a BMW 3-series (ok, it's an E46 but hey, it's still a BMW) not parking in a proper lot. How difficult is it to drive further up to get a parking lot?