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Planning to go to Penang, Phuket, Krabi Cruise

I am currently planning to go to Penang, Phuket, Krabi Cruise for 4 days 3 nights via Libya Star Cruises by Genting. For 3 persons in July, the cost will be $4,016 including port taxes and GST. But my dad may not go this time leaving just me and mum. We may go later, but for the moment, the date of departure is not ready yet in the system for online booking. There will be cabaret show on the cruise and a small circular swimming pool. I have never taken Star Cruises and this will be the first time for this experience. With my partner, I have taken a simple cruise to nowhere for 1 night stay only plus gambling on board the ship. We were woken up at midnight to gamble and I won $5 on my first try before retiring to bed as it was the policy to gamble the whole night through for this particular cruise to nowhere.

Minions 2015 Official Trailer

Minions are small, yellow creatures who have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from single-celled organisms into beings who have only one purpose: to serve history’s most despicable masters. After accidentally destroying all their masters, including a T. Rex, a primitive, Genghis Khan, Napoleon and Dracula, they decide to isolate themselves from the world and start a new life in Antarctica. By 1968, the lack of a master drives them into depression, so Kevin comes up with a plan to find a new one. A rebellious teenage Minion named Stuart volunteers to join Kevin by accident, while a kid named Bob joins by begging Kevin, who thought he was too young.

The Minions arrive at New York, where they learn that Villain-Con, a villain convention where supervillains from around the world gather to search for henchmen, was to be held in Orlando, Florida. They manage to hitch a ride to Orlando. Coincidentally, the family who drove them there were criminals heading to Villain-Con as well. The Minions were impressed by some of the villains, including a sumo wrestler and an aquatic supervillian called Frankie Fish Lips. In the end, they attempted to become the henchmen for Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first female supervillain. Hundreds of audience members rushed on stage to participate in Scarlet’s challenge, but they were eliminated easily by the supervillain. Amidst the confusion, Bob wins the challenge by swapping Scarlet’s ruby with his teddy bear, Tim. Scarlet declares the Minions her new henchmen.

Scarlet takes the Minions to her residence in London, where she instructs the Minions to steal St Edward’s Crown for her. Through a bedtime story, Scarlet threatens to kill them if they fail in their mission. With the help of Scarlet’s husband Herb Overkill’s weapons, the Minions break into the Tower of London successfully, but the crown was already delivered to Queen Elizabeth II. The Minions steal the crown from the Queen’s carriage and are pursued by police. Bob crash lands on the mythical Sword in the Stone, where he pulls Excalibur out easily to defend himself. Elizabeth is removed from the throne, and Bob is crowned King of the United Kingdom.

Scarlet confronts the Minions, calling them traitors. King Bob eventually abdicates in Scarlet’s favor. However, Scarlet betrays the Minions as well, locking them in the palace dungeon where they are to be tortured by Herb. The medieval torture devices fail to work on the Minions because of their unusual shape and abilities. When Herb goes to attend his wife’s coronation, the Minions escape the dungeon through a sewer. Along the way, they steal a funeral wreath and write an apology note for Scarlet on it.

At Westminster Abbey, the Minions accidentally interrupt Scarlet’s coronation by breaking a chandelier, which falls and crushes Scarlet before she could be crowned. Scarlet orders the attendees of the coronation, some of which are supervillains, to kill the Minions. Stuart and Bob are captured while Kevin hides in a bar, where he finds Elizabeth working there. After learning that Scarlet is going to execute Stuart and Bob, Kevin breaks into Herb’s laboratory, where he triggers a machine which turns him giant, destroying the Overkill residence.

Simultaneously, the rest of the Minions in Antarctica encounter a few yetis. The minions began to work for the leader of the yetis, but once again kill him by accident. The remaining yetis pursue the Minions in anger. The Minions escape the continent and, after much trouble, get on a plane to Britain.

Kevin rescues his companions from execution. Scarlet attacks Kevin with missiles but misses every shot. The army of Minions arrive in London and gathers on the street to see Kevin. Scarlet is distracted by the minions and Kevin knocks Scarlet away. The supervillain escapes with Herb using her dress rocket, but Kevin holds onto the rocket, causing it to explode. Kevin is shrunk back to his original size and lands safely using his still gigantic overalls.

Elizabeth is once again crowned Queen of the United Kingdom and, in front of a crowd, presents Kevin, Stuart and Bob with their rewards. Bob is given a tiny crown for Tim, Stuart is given an electric guitar (but receives a snowglobe instead when he breaks the guitar on stage) and Kevin is knighted by the Queen. Scarlet is suddenly revealed to be alive and snatches the Queen’s crown with Herb, but she is stopped by a young Felonious Gru, who freezes the Overkills and takes the crown. He then leaves with it. The Minions see Gru as their new potential leader and chase after him, setting up the plot for Despicable Me.

Sold 3 Books and Stamps

Just the other day, I sold 3 books and over 500 stamps via the internet on a popular website. For the first 2 books, I sent them by Skynet courier and for the third book, met up with my customer at McDonald’s near my place for the sale transaction. It was also the same for the stamps – conducted near my place and sold to an automation engineer working in Butterworth. He revealed that he has 8,000 stamps so far and still collecting. I am happy to get rid of those stamps even though some are repeat designs and he does not seem to mind; plus the fact that they are still stuck to the envelopes.

Down South

I am now in KL for business and will stay for 4 days until Monday. I reached here on Friday yesterday afternoon and went to see a client before calling it a day and drove back home in Rhythm Avenue. There are a few restaurants here which have operated for a long time already and are quite established with repeat patrons. I think it is a better place than Main Place which is too pricey for me. Both Rhythm Avenue and Main Place were abandoned projects under the Barisan government in Selangor and then revived to completion under the Pakatan leadership. I am pleased that Pakatan is doing well and really cares for the citizens and their financial problems. Lim Kit Siang personally took it upon himself to visit widows and widowers who have lost their spouse and network of financial support. He does not mind travelling from Penang to Johor just to comfort a person in distress.

This is his caring trademark that is now followed by his son, Lim Guan Eng. I just hope Pakatan will continue to rule more states and offer more benefits for the common people with their individual problems just to put food on the table and the struggles just to survive and get by day by day for all races, regardless of religion or creed.

Blogging Requires Labour

Maintaining a blog or blogs requires hard work. You have to have fresh ideas to write and type to the admin system of the blog and if possible, include pictures for eye candy. It is more of a passion or hobby than anything else. Sometimes the small remuneration is not enough a reason to continue blogging for so long. And you need to engage with your readers so that there is repeat visitors. It all starts from a desire to make the world your oyster with the tap of the keyboard. Being online, you have to be cautious not to share too much private information, your financial standing and such for your personal safety. You never know who is reading your blog/s or stalking them.

Working at Home has its Benefits

I love to work at home with benefits such as EPF and SOCSO. There is also paid medical leave and holidays within Malaysia. It is good to have sufficient knowledge to work effectively in a home office, creating and maintaining the company website that pulls in most of the clients and business. But it requires lots of hard work and determination to maintain the website with more than 600 pages now. I know Photoshop and HTML. With sufficient knowledge of Microsoft Office, I am able to leverage on the features to effectively and productively work at home. I can create Powerpoint Slides, brochures of products, etc. Photoshop is a powerful editing tool if you know how to use its many functions.

Working in a Home Office

It is good working in a home office since February of 2004. The remuneration is not bad at all and around the pay of a junior manager in a factory in Bayan Lepas, Penang – the silicon valley of Malaysia. I get to watch Astro – just for laughs by a Canadian production every Mondays and Tuesdays and read newspapers in between work. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is on the company and the benefits are good too, including SOCSO and EPF. I could not have asked for more and I thank God each day for this dream job to work in a home office, thus saving me time from commuting to office, getting stuck in snarling traffic jams and dressing up for work.