September, 2017 | Biz Info - Part 2

Monthly Archives: September 2017

Condo in Damansara

Nice condo in Damansara

I was at a client’s place in Damansara where we have a current project. For the sake of the business, I shall not reveal which Condo it was, but suffice to say it was one of the oldest and most well-kept condos in Damansara. Here, you can see the beautiful blue-tiled pool surrounded by greenery with red blooms or chili fruits which adds to the attraction of the place.

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Here is another view of the pool with the main building on the left side overlooking the awesome view of the swimming pool, dotted in dark blue tiles with turquoise tiles.

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Another eye candy for your view only.

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Much greenery of Palm trees and star-like fronds add to the breathtaking view of the man-made waterfalls from the pool.

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Another view of the awesome swimmming pool cum waterfalls with rushing water descending rapidly down the steps to create negative ions that are refreshing to the mind, body and soul.

Ian Leaf Switzerland

I have been to Switzerland way back in 2013 during a group tour with my sisters. I have also written 10 articles on Switzerland for a travel website of more than 1,000 words each article. I recalled going up Mt Pilatus, the snow capped mountain via a cable car and the view was breathtaking. It was spectacular to see the snow and pine trees growing along the Alps and I came prepared in my winter jacket and clothings.

Well, this is a once in a life time opportunity and I shall treasure the awesome experience, which is unrivalled. My sisters too love the experience. It had always been my dream to visit Europe one day, and after years of delay, I finally make it come true! This is something more valuable than money.

Going to Kuala Lumpur in a Short While

This morning, I shall be travelling to Kuala Lumpur by car. As it is part of my job scope and requirements, I am happy to travel with my colleague. I may have an enviable job to work in a home office, no doubt about it, while getting the chance to moonlight part time writing articles for Trip101, Eastasy and paid comments. I also do microjobs and paid surveys that are easy peasy. The more challenging work requires thinking and curating or researching the internet for important and correct information.

I also have had experience writing articles on gadgets and technology in the past. Well, all these experiences have honed my writing skills to a seamless structure and better vocabulary. I know people are trolling this blog for information and even my hosting provider is not absent! You may not comment but I know you are stalking it.

But I am happy blogging, as long as you don’t try to find illegitimate ways of charging me an arm and a leg with the knowledge that I may lead a comfortable lifestyle! I certainly hate dishonesty!

My 100% Silk Scarf and Mooncakes

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Above is a picture of 100% silk scarf from China, a gift from my supplier for many years that we have been doing business as a client. The silk scarf cost RMB 699 or Ringgit 455 each piece. It was so thoughtful of him to pass this scarf over to my boss and gift it to me. Well, I plan to wear it casually over the shoulder and let the material hang down decorating my simple attire. 🙂 Now, that’s heavenly. I called this ‘Blessed”!

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Above is an awesome and pretty structure at M Mall on the ground floor of Penang Times Square Phase 2, to celebrate the Mooncake Festival. It is adorn with lovely flowers of a phletora of colours and faux blooms as eye candy. Happening to pass by, I decided to take this shot for posterity.

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Above are some samples of cut mooncakes that I tasted before purchasing. They are more affordable at around RM 17 which is the normal market rate now as compared to the first store that I tried, costing RM 25 per mooncake! And they taste the same!

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More photos above!

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I finally bought myself 2 mooncakes – one is filled with an assorted peanuts while the other is the normal white lotus paste without egg yolk and less sweet. Total cost = RM 35.50

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This was my dinner last night at M Cafe – a fish fillet cheese baked rice with dragon fruit juice without ice and sugar. Yum!

Habits of the Wealthiest People

The inforgraphic will take some time to load as it as very detailed and have lots of information that are educational. The wealthiest stay wealthier because of their habits that are routine that make them rich. And they are summarised as below:

  • 81% of the wealthy maintain a to do list
  • 44% of the wealthy wake up 3 hours before work
  • 63% of the wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work
  • 79% of the wealthy network 5+ hours or more each month
  • 88% of the wealthy read 30+ minutes or more each day
  • 86% of the wealthy love to read
  • 76% of the wealthy exercise aerobically 4 days a week
  • The wealthy eat less junk food as compared to the poor
  • >50% of the wealthy watch 1 hour or less of television daily while the poor watch many hours of reality TV
  • So, there goes, the 9 habits of the wealthiest people in summary where majority of them do the above and follow the regiment like daily habits. As it was said, a rich man has a large library; while a poor man has a large TV!

    Cars 3 – 2017 Movie

    As the Piston Cup season progresses, Lightning McQueen, now a seven-time Piston Cup champion and racing legend, finds himself enjoying his time on the track with his fellow veterans. Until suddenly, he is overshadowed by Jackson Storm, an arrogant rookie who belongs to a new generation of racers that use the latest technology to improve their performance. With Storm’s arrival, many of Lightning’s fellow veterans are either retired or fired by their sponsors and replaced by more new rookies. In the final race of the season at the Los Angeles International Speedway, as he tries to catch up to Storm and the other leaders, Lightning loses control and suffers a violent, nearly fatal rollover crash, leaving him badly injured, and unable to finish the race.

    Four months later, while recovering in Radiator Springs, Lightning isolates himself from his friends and spends his time watching footage of his late mentor, Doc Hudson. After being confronted by his girlfriend, Sally Carrera, Lightning admits to fearing being forced into retirement as Doc was. Rusty and Dusty, the owners of Lightning’s Rust-eze racing team, send him to a new state-of-the-art racing center, much to his surprise. When he arrives, he learns that they have sold Rust-eze to new owner Sterling, who assigns him to work with trainer Cruz Ramirez. Lightning eventually becomes impatient and annoyed with Cruz’s methods and attempts to use a high-tech racing simulator, only to cause severe damage to the equipment.

    Convinced that Lightning is no longer capable of winning, Sterling is ready to take him off the racing circuit and use him for product endorsements. Lightning offers a deal instead: if Lightning wins the first race of the upcoming season in Florida, he can decide when he retires; otherwise, he will retire immediately. Sterling accepts the deal but assigns Cruz to work with him one-on-one. Instead of improving his own top speed, Lightning spends most of the day helping Cruz get used to racing on sandy coastline outside the training center. For inspiration, they travel to a dirt track on which Doc raced, but inadvertently end up competing in a demolition derby, which Cruz ultimately wins. Angry at the apparent waste of training time, Lightning vents his frustration at Cruz and in the process accidently breaks her trophy. Upset, Cruz reveals that she had wanted to race professionally just like Lightning, but never started a race because she felt outclassed by the other racers and lacked the confidence that Lightning always had. She resigns as McQueen’s trainer and begins traveling back to the training center on her own.

    Learning that Storm has set a new lap record, Lightning calls his best friend, Mater, for advice. Mater suggests that he track down Doc’s mentor, Smokey. Lightning catches up to Cruz and, because she became impatient with Lightning’s dancing and singing, convinces her to come along, and the two travel to Doc’s hometown of Thomasville, Georgia,a where they meet Smokey and several of Doc’s old friends. Smokey reveals that even though Doc never raced again after his crash, he found a new happiness in training Lightning. After Lightning accepts he will never be as fast as Storm, Smokey’s friends teach Lightning and Cruz how to drive smarter than him, with Cruz serving as a sparring partner for Lightning. During a final practice race, Lightning has a flashback to his crash, shaking his confidence.

    At the race in Florida, Lightning is encouraged by Smokey and his friends and gradually pushes up through the ranks. Still convinced Lightning cannot win, Sterling spots Cruz in the pits and orders her to return to the racing center to begin prepping another racer for the following week’s event, despite Cruz wanting to stay and watch the race. Lightning overhears the exchange and remembers that Cruz had wanted to race because of him. He decides that Cruz is the answer to beating Storm. So after a caution flag is waved, Lightning enters the pits and has his pit crew outfit Cruz for racing, complete with his racing number, giving her the chance to finally race. While nervous at first, Cruz uses Lightning’s coaching and Smokey’s advice to catch the leaders. Feeling threatened, Storm tries to intimidate Cruz by saying she doesn’t belong on the racetrack, and even proceeds to ram her against the wall during the final lap of the race. However, Cruz uses the wall to vault over Storm the way Doc Hudson had done once and wins the race. Lightning and Cruz are both credited with the victory since both raced with the winning number, meaning Lightning wins the deal Sterling agreed to. Cruz quits her job with Sterling and accepts an offer from Tex Dinoco to race for his Dinoco racing team.

    Later, at an exhibition race in Radiator Springs, Lightning and Cruz reveal they have adopted Doc’s old racing colors and number, respectively, to honor his memory. Tex Dinoco informs the group that he has bought Rust-eze from Sterling, and Lightning decides to continue racing and train Cruz as well, the way Doc had done with him.