It has been raining dogs and cats in Penang this few days. Good thing is, the heavy rain has cleared the irritating haze. If given a choice, I will take the rain rather than inhaling burnt ashes, any time, any day.
Friday, 28 August 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Wet, wet, wet! During heavy rain, the floor at the ground floor leading to the lift is always wet and SLIPPERY! Can we find a way to make the flooring non slip type? I have seen children running across the floor and slipped. The non slip flooring can also help senior citizens too.
Think about it, it is not expensive to do this, safety first, always.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Stumbled upon a buffet at a sushi restaurant at QBM. Timing was just right for the whole family of 4 to tuck into the huge spread of sushis. Since the school holidays started, I did not bring my family anywhere due to work and I know it is not the excuse for not spending more time with my family. So, the sushi buffet came into play at the right time. We spend 3 hours there and had a lot of fun and food (buffet starts from 3pm and ends at 6pm)
We really had our fill, I mean the food we had will probably last us until the next breakfast, but we were surprised to know that the record holder is 80 plates of sushis (4 pax, all university girls). I guess the plates shown in the photo is nothing near to that.
So now the washing area is another parking lot, is it? Several times, I noticed cars are parked there for several hours. This has caused inconveniences to those car owners who wanted to wash their cars. Already the washing bay is small, still residents park their cars there.
The security guards should also stick the "No Parking" stickers on these cars too.
On another note, I also noticed that car owners take their own sweet time to wipe dry their cars even though many cars are queuing up. Be considerate la, after washing your car, drive your cars back to your parking lot to wipe dry or park somewhere to do it.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Citizen journalist Jimmy Leow is curious about the low H1N1 death rate in Hong Kong compared to Malaysia. Hong Kong recorded 9,350 H1N1 cases with 4 deaths to date, whereas Malaysia has recorded 4,200 cases with 69 deaths as at Aug 24, 2009. The authorities has indicated that the current H1N1 cases in Malaysia are under-reported.
Based on the population of 7 million with a 422 square mile area, Hong Kong is definitely one of the most congested area in the world. It has been recorded that the population density is approximately 6,700 per square mile. Public transport such as buses and MTR are frequently used and most of the time, they are crowded, therefore, the spread of H1N1 should be more serious than of Malaysia. But why is the death rate so low in comparison with Malaysia.
As I searched for clues, I noticed that the public toilets in Hong Kong are extremely clean and they are equipped with hand soap too. Additional to this, there are a lot of anti-bacteria dispenser installed in most of the office buildings, at every lifts, airport, train stations, public places which made it so easy to disinfect your hands. I also believe that the H1N1 early detection method done in Hong Kong has been effective and that is why the death rate is still 4 until today.
Monday, 24 August 2009
Today marks the first day of fasting for our Muslim friends throughout Malaysia. Ramadhan bazaars can be found everywhere in the next one month. Eventhough the food sold here are prepared for Muslim, none Muslim like me took the opportunity to enjoy the delicious variety. Citizen journalist, Jimmy Leow wishes all his Muslim friends, " Selamat Berbuka Puasa".
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Alamak, Ayoyo, Ah Ya, why like that one?
Need to say more? Why are people throwing rubbish in the most smallest rubbish bin at the ground floor? I think people are getting really lazy la.......The rubbish room is just a floor up, walk up la...
Please practise some real common sense....sigh
Friday, 21 August 2009
There was not even a skip but a big bang. It was like 7:00 ~ 7:30am yesterday morning when I heard it. A motorcyclist was picking up his motorcycle and by the looks of it, he probably went
too fast over the speed bum and fell. He was adjusting the motorcycle handle and I noticed that the handle cover was dislocated and he failed to start the engine.
I was then suspicious when the rider was looking at the car behind him. I sensed from his body language that he had somehow knocked or crashed into the car before he fell to the ground. So, as usual, me the KPC took the photo of this fellow and the bike, just in case.
This does not show in the photo but the registration number of the bike is PEN 4908 and the rider had a walkie talkie with him, so 1 + 1 = our security guard, it adds up, right? I was also very surprised that none of our uniformed guards came to investigate the incident as the sound of the bang was quite loud.
As I was going for breakfast, I noticed that Mr Teh (victim / car owner, 14th floor) was kinda angry and he had a camera ( I believe to take a photo of the damage), it was then that I saw the extend of the damage. The rear skirting of his car was damaged. I told him about the incident and told him to report the case to security in charge and management office.
In the evening, Teh told me that the security boss would like to verify the photo and we showed the photo to get compensation. The security boss nodded and I guess the security guard was responsible.
If it is so, I am really disappointed that the security guard did not immediately report the accident to any of the security guards around. To me, it was like "If you don't tell, I don't tell, then nobody will know". At least, he should have the courtesy to inform the owner and apologize for the incident. Of course, have to pay la, say sorry only, not enough wor...
I hope Teh gets his compensation....
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Now, that's what determination is. Reaching the unreachable, if there is a will, there is a way. PG gardeners have been always in my good books and without them the fields will be filled with weeds and lalangs. Now that the raining season is upon us, the weeds are growing out of control, but luckily we have these hardworking gardeners. The best part of the whole condo is probably the greenery we have. So, say thank you when you bummed into PG gardeners, I am sure they will appreciate it.
Friday, 14 August 2009
The "worst is over" for the economy, according to Li-Ka-shing, however there is still a long way to go before a full recovery.
Despite surges in the stock and real estate markets, the tycoon poured cold water on the idea the economy is recovering from the financial crisis.
"Superman" Li said he is not buying shares for now and warned investors, especially those with borrowed money, that they should remain cautious.
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Just an observation. This pillar is located at level B multi-storey car park. It looks like there is a structure problem on this particular pillar and by the looks of it, it seems serious.
Can GE Tan or MC look at this urgently? And at the same time, please get someone qualified to look into this issue and see if there are any more of such problem in the multi-storey.
At the mean time, I need you guys to be my eyes for a few days. I am currently in Hong Kong and will be back this weekend. No, it is not holidays, it is a business trip....cheers
Monday, 10 August 2009
This is another easy task, just find and clean. Not difficult I promise.
As much as the transparent roofing is good to get the lights in along the pathway, it also has a horrible side to it.
Look at the filth and rubbish trapped on the roofing. Not only you have those, you can also find cloth clips, tissue paper, clothes, chewing gum wrappers, cigarette butts and the list continues. When ii rains, all these will be on the floor.
Can GE Tan instruct the cleaners to remove those rubbish from the transparent roof? It is a bad fung shui, you know, to have rubbish above your head.
So, since making an official feed back to the management office using the official form does not bring any good, I am posting a few findings which require some attention from GE Tan or the MC.
This one is quite simple, just find and replace. The light cover is damaged and believe me almost all of these covers were replaced. I believe the quality of the cover is lousy and I would advise the management to change to a better quality type.
And I am sure readers from all floors agree to my suggestion.
This defect is located at Block A, 2nd Floor. Can you guys out there check for the similar problems and report back here. This can make the handyman's life easier. Thanks.
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
If you hear cracking sound from above when you are walking pass the road near the Dato Kong shrine, don't look up. Run!
Since there was strong winds and heavy rain these few weeks, it is advisable for GE Tan to get our gardener or contractors to remove those heavy branches. This will deter them from falling onto the road leading to the car park or onto someone's head. Safety first, ok!
Just wanted to highlight that the pile of concrete slabs from the old Dato Kong Shrine are still at the side of the road yesterday. It is an eye sore, can someone get the contractor to clear them as soon as possible. I am sure the seven Dato Kongs will appreciate it too. Thanks.
Monday, 3 August 2009
Meanwhile with the deadline to vacate the land expiring yesterday around 300 people gathered at the village at around 10am to protest the move .
Among them were members of the banned-Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), MIC, Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) and non-governmental organisation Jerit.
However, despite waiting for almost two hours, there was no sign of the developers but there is no guarantee that the demolition will not take place although the Penang government had held back the revocation of development order last week.
According to journalists on the ground at that time there were no bulldozers, police or local council officers at the site.
The protesters left the village at 11.45am and proceeded to Komtar to submit a memorandum to Lim.
Video by : Jimmy Leow (Citizen Journalist)
Hi guys, just wanna say that I am sorry for not updating the blog for quite awhile. Well, I am back now.
Just to update about the 2 feed backs which I sent to GE Tan :-
1. TV reception bad for certain channels.
GE Tan informed that there is nothing they could do as some units have better reception than the other. So, end of the day, NOTHING CAN BE DONE. But does it solve my problem, NO!
2. Balcony gutter leaking
GE Tan inspected the leakage and said that such leakages are known and many had complained. So, in order to save cost, GE Tan wants to wait for all gutters to leak so that they can save cost by performing a one time repair (the more the cheaper type of thinking). Well, that's what I reckoned. So, end of the day, again NOTHING CAN BE DONE and it does not solve my
So, to my opinion, even such simple issues as mentioned above were not taken seriously. I am sure my feed back forms are probably filed into their X-Files and to be forgotten. So, tell me, can the management handle anything bigger than these, because if not, we have a serious problem.