Sunday, 29 November 2009

PG will survive???

Sing a long with the lyrics composed by CAT !!!

*At first we were confused
We were horrified
Kept thinking how we could live
with you by our side
But we spent so many nights
thinking how you did us wrong
We grew strong
We learned how to carry on
and you'll be back
from outer space
You will just walk in to the AGM
with that sick look upon your face
We should have changed our stupid MC
We should have made you leave your post
If we had known for just one second
you'd be back to bother us

Go on now go walk out the door
just turn around now
'cause you're not welcome anymore
weren't you the one who tried to impose us with stupid rules
you think we’ll crumble
you think we’ll lay down and cry
Oh no, not us
We will survive
as long as we know how to think
we know we will stay alive
we've got all our life to live
We've got all our help to give
and we'll survive
We will survive

It took all the strength we had
not to fall apart
kept trying hard to mend
the pieces of our broken paths
and we spent oh so many nights
just feeling sorry for ourselves
We used to try
Now we hold our head up high
and you see us
somebody new
We’re not that chained up little person
still have trust in you
and so you felt like dropping in
and just expect us to agree
now I'm saving all our support
for someone who's supporting us*

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Stick it there as a revenge....

Photo courtesy from Ad.

Do I need to say more???

Buy 4 digit number 3978..sure kena

More and more photos of this car have been sent to my email these few days. It must be a sign that many of the PG's residents are fed up with security guard parking his car there.

I spoke to Lim this afternoon about this and he said that he has been receiving the same complains from residents until he cannot "tahan" anymore.

So, as long as the security guard continues to park his car there, I will also continue to put in the photos sent to me into the blog. Let the whole world know how silly PG management and MC can get. They can't even control the security guard, by the way, who is working for who ah???

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Sembang sembang session with MC Chairman

Looks like there is no end to the complaints and every time I moderate a comment, it is always in a form of frustration and disgust.

Rude security, illegal parking, sleeping guards, yellow chain, gutter pipes, fallen branches, no parking stickers, tennis court, slippery floors, dog shitting, dogs barking, run down gym equipment, not enough parking lot, no visitor car park, tidak apa attitude committees and the list goes on...

Why don't we get the MC chairman and have a "sembang sembang" forum with him. Clarification and verification time. If you guys agree to this, I will "invite" Gan to meet up with all concerned.

For those agree to this, state your attendance and propose a date.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Penang Bridge International Marathon

About 19,000 participants have registered for the international marathon which will be divided into four categories — Full Marathon (850 participants), Quarter Marathon (about 2,000), Half Marathon (about 6,000) and Fun Run (about 10,000).

The annual event has attracted marathon runners from all over the world.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Yellow Chain Gang Strikes Again

I really don't know whether to laugh or cry. First, the famous "yellow chain" was removed to many residents' relieve. I have to thank some of the residents who confronted the "tidak apa" attitude SC about this and finally it knock some bloody sense into whoever is holding the portfolio.

Now, we thought, "Ok, lah, now that the yellow chain is removed, it will force the security guards to act accordingly by stopping people from parking their vehicles there, but now, the guards themselves are parking their cars there, KNN, WTF!.

Above are some photos taken by a resident showing the same guard's car parked at the "restricted" zone on the 23rd and 24th Nov 2009.

This evening as I was returning back from dinner, the freaking car was still parked there at around 10:30pm.

So, the enforcer is violating the law. Maybe residents should stick the "No parking" stickers onto the car from front to back and on the SC's face too.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Lion King for Ad's son....

This video is for Ad's son, enjoy...

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Another dissatisfied resident.....

"If we complain too much about the falling branches/pipings, MC will get all the trees chopped down/pipings removed or buy the beautiful yellow chain to demarcate the area or ask the guards to put a sticker on the people to stop them from going too near the trees/beneath the loose pipings….LOL

But isn’t it similar to the “yellow chain” solution to “stop” people from parking in front of Guard house issue? Is it effective?? Do we still see people parking there? You decide.

That is the best solution from a MC any community can have. Total crap!!!!!

[Jimmy’s comment - When you call some of the MCs to look at a particular problem, they shout back, "I have no time, I have no time"..those are the exact words...]

Let’s put it in another way, it’s like someone volunteered to be in the committee for “ Saving All Lives” and the person is voted in by others. Others appreciate because it is voluntarily and it’s such a selfless deed.

So when one of the others call out to that someone to save a cat that just fell into the drain from drowning, that someone shouted back "I have no time, I have no time"…..

Now, pray tell…where is the rationale??? Why is that someone volunteered to be in the committee for “Saving All Lives” in the first place when that someone can ignore a drowning cat? See the irony??????

In the past, we have given suggestion and solution to MC, any implementation?

Answer = NO!!!

It is still up to that bunch of egoistic and incompetent personalities in the MC to do what they think is “shiok” to do, right??? Put this in our head, “It’s not what we need, it’s what they want!!!” Read it again slowly if you don’t understand. The key words are “we need” and “they want”.

When we question them why this type of rule or instruction, the MC will say…oh….the MC has already decided; let’s not discuss this issue anymore, period!!! And they don’t give a f**k what you need or what you think!!!

All tasks that requires funding, remember the $$$ do not come out from their own pockets but from all of us, meaning you and me lah…kawan-kawan.

The sad thing is the present MC is still confused between representative and arbiter roles, but unfortunately the majority of the residents are oblivious to this setback and accept whatever is being imposed on them.

We do not blame our neighbours as most probably like all people do, busy seeking out a way to provide a better future for the family.

Key word – Awareness and Change

To solve this issue, we need to select more committed and effective representatives in the next AGM to see results and those who volunteered just for namesake, business opportunity, for advantage, favour seeking or just to pass time must have the audacity to abstain from volunteering. All of us must be there to ensure this change, inform your neighbours to do so as well.

So let’s start with J’s suggestion. Jimmy please organise the meet-up this Thursday 9pm, “A night with Jimmy by the pool to remember” how’s that for a start????.... LOL

All commentators and visitors to the blog, please attend and encourage others to do so. Spread the words……..

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Fused and Wasted....

Just 2 more observations here.

1. 2 cases of garden lights - one of the bulbs had fused.

a. Near the multi-storey car park exit.
b. Near children's play ground.

2. PG library lights on, but no one is inside.

Required actions :-

1. Replace the bulbs and management should check frequently. Buat kerja!
2. Residents should practice energy saving, switch off when you leave. Jimat tenaga!

Gutter pipe incident...

These photos were taken by a Block B resident this morning. It showed the half severed gutter pipe and the other showing the brackets without the pipe.

Thanks for the photo contribution.

Gutter pipe incident, residents fuming over repair delays...

With the gutter pipe crashing down at Block B, residents of PG are fuming mad over the delays in getting the problem rectified. A resident had informed the management office about the problem weeks before it came crashing down yesterday.

Here are a few of the many comments received :-

Resident # 1

"The disaster finally happened, the rain gutter at Block B finally fallen. Hope that it has not caused any injury to any of the residents.

I would like to express my disappointment to management office again.

LT, you know, I did purposely took picture from my bedroom windows on Sep 20 (one of the Sunday morning, if not mistaken) about the damaged of rain gutter from 14 floor, showed to Mr Choo (our management officer), download to management office PC and explain to him my concern of the rain gutter at Block B which potential will collapse one day.

He recorded the information and since then I didn’t follow up further... unfortunately, the rain gutter collapsed today, and another one that mentioned keep swing right & left during strong wind also going to collapse soon."

Resident # 2

"Mitigation of clear and present problems is what management should take care of (especially when it could cause injury), it definitely doesn't bode well for them if they act only after something has happened, and it could've been worse for all they know. This is very lackadaisical on their part, I'd imagine that the safety of the residents should be of utmost importance. Management can't be that incompetent, I really hope this doesn't happen again."

Resident # 3

"can management staff know what is containment action? corrective action? preventive action? maybe they are well know of 'no action'.

Is there any other pipe also been affected?
Is there any other plant or tree almost collapse?
Is there any branches almost falling?
Is there any other findings?

If management staff is so 'BUSY' at their work, maybe we, as PG residents should show our concern to where we live.

One suggestion, how about one day after work, we form a group, gather at one place and we start to go around and monitor any findings surrounding PG. Look high, look low, look left, look right, and take any necessary picture and show all to management staff... place a real stack of complaints at once and see how they react?

If they still 'no action', then i think maybe we as resident should do something liao... unity is power!"

Resident # 4

"this morning 6.20am i passed through Block B and surprise to see pipe & pieces on the floor. Glad nobody injury.

Need immediate action to looking on this matter.

outside PG guard house, 1 tree has fallen. Hope another serious. Need to monitor other plant too, hope no more plant fallen."

Lucky Baby.....

Monday, 16 November 2009

About Not on My Watch Prevention Campaign

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The HAI Education Program is part of a national infection awareness campaign for healthcare professionals called “Not on My Watch” and will provide the facility with a toolkit that contains informational flyers, patient safety tips and posters.

The "Not on My Watch" campaign provides accredited continuing education (CE) programs based on best practices and guidelines as well as research available on reducing the incidence of healthcare-associated infections.

For details about the "Not On My Watch" campaign, and the HAI Education Bus please visit

Friday, 13 November 2009

Danger from above....

This morning at 7:20am, I noticed a huge fallen branch leaning on the fence next to the jogging path. As usual, being a pain-in-the-ass for management office and MCs, I recorded the matter. I then called Yeoh and Gan later this morning to discuss on the issue. I also asked Desmond to look at the problem (since he was at the motorcycle parking lot near to the field), but he told me that he does not have the time for it. I believe he as one of the MCs should be concerned too, but apparently not.

I have filed a request to management office a few days ago to trim the trees located at the PG field, but yet nothing has been done yet. I know it is difficult to get the right contractor to do the job but at the same time we cannot delay the trimming too.

The fallen branch measuring at least 3 meters long and weighs approx. 15-18kgs can kill if it lands on someone's head. Imagine the force from 20 feet above...Ok, I know la that Pearl Garden has the insurance for such incidents, but will it help if some one die or paralyzed because of such accidents. I think prevention is better than smart la..

We went along the path and also found some really heavy broken branches hanging dangerously from above (the tree nearby the washing bay). So, when you walk or jog under these trees, watch out for falling branches...

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Kampung Buah Pala : Now and Then....

CJ Jimmy Leow was passing by Kampung Buah Pala last weekend and cannot help but stop to see the changing landscape of this village.

Kampung Buah Pala was once known as 'High Chaparral' due to its population of cowherds, cattle, goats, other livestock, its unique hilly environment and Indian cultural features and festivities.

Kampung Buah Pala was once the major supplier of fresh cow's milk on the island, including the Penang Hospital.

The 200-year-old Indian traditional village was demolished in September this year to pave way for a condominium project named 'The Oasis', undertaken by the cooperative society and Nusmetro Venture.

He recalls the frequent meetings between the state government and the villagers, both wanting to reach a win win solution and, the villagers with their 200 odd supporters formed human barricades to prevent demolition workers from entering the village. Their cries and agony of seeing the houses being torn down.

Brave men and women they were. They were merely defending their rights to stay where they belong. Anyone would do the same.

But it is all over now, the villagers evicted, houses demolished, High Chaparral flattened, most of the families took the double storey house offer and as dusts settled, one often wondered if the villagers are still traumatized by the whole experience. Such experience will not be forgotten easily, at least not in their lifetime.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Jogging path needs repairs..badly

For those who jogged along the path will know that at certain sections of the path is pretty bad. The roots have pushed up the concrete slabs and create unevenness. We need to repair the jogging path before someone trips over the slabs and break their head.

While looking at that, do repair the fence too at the same time. I will make an official request via the management office or should I contact MPPP since the field belongs to them?

On another note, why is a MPPP field within PG and not open to the public? Fishy?

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Trim our trees before it is too late...

The trees at our "padang" need trimming and with the rainy season approaching, you can never know when the heavy branches will break. Our residents who jogged at the slab path have the risk of getting hurt if a branch breaks and hits them. Can GE Tan look into this and get some one to trim the trees within the compound of Pearl Garden? Maybe they should also look at the trees at the service road too.

I will write in a request to management office pertaining this matter and lets hope they will take the necessary preventive measures as soon as possible.

Sembang Sembang Forum

Monday, 9 November 2009

Jom Daftar Undi, PKR Style

JOM Daftar Undi organized by Sim Tze Tzin, Adun Pantai Jerejak was held at Queensbay Mall, Penang. He mentioned that 3.8 million eligible voters between the age of 21 to 39 have yet to register in Malaysia.

This program will last for the next six months and the counters are open after working hours at Queensbay Mall main information counter. Among present at the event was the Deputy Chief Minister I, Mansor Othman who launched the program.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Thursday, 5 November 2009

PSDC & CIMB introduce EMAS for a cleaner river in Bayan Baru

Penang Skills Development Center (PSDC) together with CIMB Foundation distributed 1000 complimentary Effective Microorganism Activated Solution (EMAS) starter kits to the residents of Bayan Baru, Penang.

The objective of the event is to introduce EMAS to the local community.

CIMB's Regional Director, Liew Chee Cheang said that the bank has sponsored RM 100K to PSDC Green Program initiatives.

EMAS is made from organic products and can be used for household cleaning, laundry, gardening and even on pets.

It is an effective and healthy alternative to the conventional chemical based solutions and fertilizers. PSDC aims to encourage the adoption of EMAS among the Bayan Baru residents which will eventually contribute to cleaning the rivers in due time.

Dato Boonler Somchit, CEO of PSDC also mentioned that PSDC has adopted the nearby Sungai Nibong Kecil which has been polluted by domestic and industrial pollutants for decades. PSDC has confidence that EMAS can help to "heal" this river in due time.

Jom Daftar Undi...

Monday, 2 November 2009

Poor Wiring Conduit Updates

Here's Albert's feedback after some rectification works on the wiring conduit. So, Albert, personally, it still looked "half cooked".

Below are Albert's comments.

Hi Jimmy,
The contractor has came back with some "rectification". Pls look at the picture. It's better than nothing. At least the conduit now sit at the edge between wall and ceiling.

Thanks for your help