Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Putatan Platinum Apartment update (Enter house)

After a long battle waiting for a hope that someone would pay my late payment charge, it seem that the battle will no longer valid. Day by day the interest keep building up and becoming higher. I decided to pay developer the amount of money they wanted me to pay.

It was such a pain looking at my money disappear just like that in a second.

I am still waiting for reply from my bank but it seems that they also did not bother about it. So basically, I am the only one fighting the battle. The bank and the developer both did not help me a bit.

The only help I get is when the developer gave me 10 percent discount on that late payment interest. So basically I saved about RM800.

So, finally I get the key for my apartment. What a relieved. No need to bother anymore about all those stupid interest and everything.

I have my own basement car park slot, i have my access key, my mailbox, so relieved to have my own apartment now.

Otherwise, there are a lot of rules need to be followed while staying in Putatan Platinum Apartment. Rules that make me feel like i do not own the house. Just feel like renting. I did not mind following rules for benefit of other but I see that the rules only applied to resident but non resident seems to freely roam that place and do whatever they like. A group of children from nearby slum can enter without any access card.

For now, my house still empty. No light bulb but already have water and electricity. Need to install door grill also.

There will be a lot of thing to do. I simply do not have time to do it. I need to do it.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 opinion review.

I have to admit that i am an Eminem Fan but still, i listen to variety of music. I love music in general but yes i prefer hip hop tune yet when playing music, i love metal. 

After a month of waiting, in the end my Eminem MMLP2 arrived straight from USA. Pre order it from Eminem.com. It has been a long time since i bought a new music CD. With current economy, buying a single sound much better. Plus, who need CD anyway. Even our car use USB Mp3 to play music. 

I bought the album because as i mentioned, I am an Eminem fan. To add to my collection of Eminem album, I bought it and i bought it straight pre order from their production line. 

All right, what do i think of the album? Its amazing. Yes it wont beat the original MMLP1 but it is something way better than Eminem Recovery. I do not know why people praised Recovery so much, for me a few song in recovery is quite awesome but who listen to Cinderella man or the song he wrote for his late best friend, proof? And almost all the song in recovery, I skipped after second verse because...i dunno. Cannot bear until the third. 

Yet, Recovery is one of the masterpiece. Some lyrics are too good like the one in Not afraid. 

If we want to compare with MMLP1, that is too much. Almost every word in that album sre materpiece. An art. A flow that will never happen twice.

However, MMLP2 is no joke. The lyric now sound much more like old Eminem but in a sense we can still hear the new one. The album started with a song call Bad guy, and from there, i enjoyed Asshole, So much Better, Survival, Rap God, Berzerk, Legacy, stronger than i was, brainless, love game, the monster....thats plenty for an album. Plus the bonus deluxe Cd tract, i enjoyed Baby, Besutiful pain, desperation and wicked way. Thats all the song in the bonus cd i guess.

in the end, someone bring hip hop back to its place. None if the song describing a big booty hole bitch, going clubbing with gold chain, or praising pussy and whore. All lyric in the album i a pure mind tricking word and internal rhyme. 

Buying the album is worth it. For 1 hour and a half, you will enjoy real hip hop as it should and you will be speechless on how Eminem write rap lyrics. He is a rap god after all. At least that is whar he claimed now. And hard to deny it after listening to this album....

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Buy TV online or offline? In East Malaysia Perspective

How often you have a feeling of buying something online and your guts tell you not to. You ask your friend and most of them did not bother to answer or discuss it with you. Perhaps some of them say 'dont buy online, later rosak, cannot claimed." Or some will say "buy online no warranty, no good".

However, you must think that these people never ever in their life purchased something online. Scary cat? It is all about money, we should be scared.

Anyhow, I just received my LG smart TV i order online, I do not want to mention from which side as it would be like an advertisement. I just say that i buy it somewhere from a local online shop. The result is, I save a few hundreds ringgit and I am using Smart TV now in my living room. No scratch on arrival.

There is a lot of online shop now blooming all around the world. Malaysia is included. Within this 5 years, more and more online shop gaining reputation, good or bad, let us decide. Let just say from groceries to electronics even to car, there is always place to buy it online. Everything can be bought online nowadays.

So, buying online pose same risk as buying offline. How can you tell that your purchased item from a well known shop there in the city will last for days? Maybe only two to three days you had to sent it back to the shop for return. Some of them would sent it to the manufacturer service shop then you had to wait for weeks or month for it to be replaced. It is the same as buying thing online. You will never be sure whether you will get the good item or bad item.

One thing for sure, online shop is way cheaper than offline shop. For television especially as this post is all about buying TV online.

The main concern when buying TV online is whether the TV will arrive at your doorstep in one piece. Hopefully the LCD screen did not break. This main concern or risk actually can be minimized by selecting your online shop with a good return policy. A few online shop WRITTEN return policy. Find it, or even sent a couple of emails to the online seller asking regarding their return policy. Return policy by the way is the policy for the shop to handle broken item when you received it. DO NOT call by phone asking about return policy. You need a written one thus email provide the best channel for this query.

After you established a shop with good written policy, the next thing is to dig previous customer comment and rating. Don't trust the rating provided by the shop itself, that would be biased. Google it. Read the review from blogger, facebook, twitter, wherever you can find the info. Ask other people who had experience dealing with the shop. You must be OPEN MINDed though because people like to spread bad thing over the internet compare to good thing. Thus you have to analyze people experience. If someone having bad experience, try to analyze what he or she bought, are they using coupon, voucher? This is important as some online shop will take longer time to ship your item if you use coupon, they usually need to verify the coupon first.

There is isolated cases where people had bad experience about buying stuff online, please do not listen to the only one. Open your senses and analyse every review you can find over the internet. Same as analyzing offline shop in your area, which one is better, which one is cheaper. Same thing.

Next, try to find out which postage service they use. Generally, Pos Malaysia would be the last courrier you want to use for big item such as TV. Small item may be safe. But private delivery service does not mean they are good. From my experience, DHL and Fedex are quite good. But some people had bad experience with them. Luck play an important role also i guess.

Next, try to find out whether these shop and courrier can deliver to your area. That should be easy. Visit their website and do some research. You can call them if you want. This time, calling is much better. Just ask whether they can deliver to you and how long does is usually take. I am living in Sipitang District in Sabah, quite far from city centre kota kinabalu but Gedex can deliver to my doorstep. I did call them because their web page did not list Sipitang as their area of delivery.

Now, time to find out the price. Even in normal offine shop, you should compare a few shop before you buy. Comparing 5-6 shops is quite exhausting but doing it online make thing easier. You can compare a hundred shop locally or internationally in a click.

Try to buy thing from local online shop if plausible because international purchased.... i can't comment about that. I bought a phone casing is arrive after 2 weeks. Buy a CD from USA and now almost one month I have not received the item. Bad choice buying thing from overseas. However, purchasing from a big company like apple, no problem, they will make sure your stuff arrive in perfect condition in less than a week. That is why apple product so expensive.

Do not trust shop that sell their product to cheap compare to other. There must be something wrong. Or it maybe used item. So if a TV cost around 1700 generally over the internet, and you find a shop selling it for RM1500, that is possible. But let say other shop sell for RM1700 and this one shop sell for only RM500, consider is as a clone. Do not ever buy it.

Read the description from the seller for your item that you have selected. Do not just read on the seller page, read it from other website. For example, I am buying LG smart TV 42 inch model LN570..(something like that), then i would google that model over the internet and see whether it is a good choice or not.

Next, buy TV or any other item that have nationwide warranty. For example, do not buy TV with the brand of Pak Sonic TV, or Sam and sung TV... you know you cant find local service center in your area to provide the warranty. Otherwise, if you buy Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Toshiba, that is quite safe. I've seen one brand name Hisense in online shop, very cheap, product of china but i afraid that no one will provide the warranty service for this TV. If you buy from LG for example, anything happen with your TV, you can call LG and find nearby LG service center if your TV dysfunction later.

After all of this, now you pray and hopefully that you are lucky enough to get the TV in less than a week. Haha. Actually it is quite safe buying TV online as TV nowadays are very light. So light item tend to has less damage when you transport. TV is also quite tough nowadays. Very rigid and not prone to break or damage. (make sure you choose a good brand of course).

I am really pissed off with offline seller in Sabah, from Karamunsing to Suria Sabah to 1borneo, they try to swindle me saying that their TV is the cheapest while actuually I can buy it RM500 cheaper online + with free shipping.

And some of them selling a very cheap TV but if you google the internet, that model of TV released 5 years ago, no one want to buy that anymore. Old TV for new model price?

Its a joke to buy TV or other electronics here in Sabah. No blame to them, they have to pay their worker and get some for themselves.... the beauty of the internet, you can cut the cost for this and get to pay only the amount that you want.

Anyone want to buy TV online now? Go ahead and give it a try. But i take no responsibility if you received broken TV. I received mine in a good condition...

You decide.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

BlackBerry Playbook Alternative Charger

Blackberry once released a tablet called Blackberry Playbook. It was a seven inch screen tablet, using swipe base features like what you can see in blackberry 10 nowadays. I believe, this is the first time blackberry try to introduce a device which do not own a single button. Much like blackberry z10.

Unfortunately, the tablet does not receive well by critics and those who never use blackberry. For me, i have used the device for almost 2 years now and I can say that Blackberry Playbook gave me the best experienced in surfing the web compare to Ipad and samsung galaxy tab.

However, other than the powerful browser, playbook does not deliver much. In term of app, there is nothing much for it inside blackberry world. I believe this is caused by the poor selling of the tablet around the world.

The tablet has potential but even blackberry itself does not support it continuation, update or maybe upgrading the tablet. So if people ask me if the tablet is good or not, i will say that i will not recommend it to other people.

However, i believe there is still people who use the tablet anyway. From time to time, the charging port for this tablet can be worn out. It has two charging port, one using microusb, one using magnetic type of charging device.

For your information, charger provided with playbook is not a normal phone charger. It is called rapid charger which deliver 1.8 A compare to other phone charger which usually only deliver 0.7A.

So if the charger broke down, the only alternative you can use to charge is using the magnetic port which so expensive if you want to buy it.

Alternatively, you can use Rapid charger from Samsung. The only thing you all need to see is whether the charger deliver 1.8A or 2A when charging. ranging from 1.8-2.0A can be used to charge the device.

Otherwise, you can actually charge it with normal phone charger using 0.7A but it will take longer time to charge. But if you turn off the screen, put it on standby, then it will charger more quickly.

I just realized that I do not need to buy the magnetic type charger or buy the original playbook charger to charge the device. Just use a cheap $3 normal phone charger and i still can use it like normal.

Maybe later need to change to Nexus 7. Just waiting for the right time to but a new tab...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Rm1 for medical care and medicine.

Is is still valid for a patient to pay RM1 to get a medical care in Malaysia?

This is not a post to clarify such thing but merely a thought of mine looking at how pity our healthcare system going on today.

Most non routine investigation we were unable to order anymore due to lack of budget to but reagent to run the test in the lab. Non routine does not really reflect the non routine-ness of the test. For example, to diagnose a thyroid problem you need thyroid function test and thyroid function test were not available in goverment hospital.

I've been asking for a lot of medication to be provided in my hospital but the number of medication in my hospital not increasing but decreasing. No budget to buy this no budget to buy that.

To get a scan, is a difficult thing to do. Some patient willing to pay to go to private hospital just for a scan. Not that we cannot give, but they do not want to wait for too long.

You can even compare private and goverment hospital surrounding. We used to joke last time when a private hospital was taken over by the government, eventually we felt that the elevators are cheap. A lot of clanking noise and always jammed a few times a day.

I think, more money should be spend to support free health care in this country. But we need to think about it logically...giving money to healthcare system is like giving donation. No benefit or income will be generated. The only thing we generate is health. To make people healthy is the utmost important thing other than money. But we can't give money to a dead end. Somehow we need to see the infrastructure.

To give money to ministry of education for example will bring more school building, more materials for teaching and etc.. to give money to ministry of health...you cannot see anything. You can see only people getting healthier.. More healthy people to become ill..thus in the end more ill people.. Money gone just like that.

We were actually very grateful that the government has spend a quite sum of money to bring free medical care in this country. Thanks to the people who always fight for the free healthcare. Without it, cannot imagine how difficult life would be.

We were proud that we can give free medicine to our citizen.

Somehow, our healthcare system has been labelled as second class as people can always get first class in private hospital. What you ask is what you get there.. in government, what you ask, not exactly what you will get.

I've encounter a few patient coming from private hospital trying to convert to government system. His or her medication provided by the private sector was all expensive medication. What we have here in government is the generic one only. Not that it does not work, it just cheaper.

To my surprise, people always abuse free medical care. Always came to hospital asking a lot medication like they are going to open a pharmacy at home. If you did not give, then they will complain to the BPA. A lot of people requesting for admission and as a courtesy, we cannot refused request admission accept we really don't have bed at that time.

Think, if the medical care is not free, this kind of people would not dare to come to hospital and request for admission and pay RM800 for only deposit like what non local are doing right now.

A lot of patient did not take medication. How much money have been spend to buy that medication for them yet they defaulted medication. All because the medication was free. If it is not, maybe they wont.

So, is it still worth it for people to pay only Rm1 to get all of the thing i've mention aboved? I don't know. Its not an answer..i just merely asking a question to myself...