Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Contra Flow On LDP - Causing Massive Jam - by LITRAK

LITRAK introduced contra flow on LDP and it caused massive jam on the first day.

I was stucked in the jam for almost 3 freaking hours which normally it only took me 45 minutes to reach home.


Speaking to reporters during the Press Conference to announce the contra-flow traffic, LITRAK Chief Executive Officer Sazally Saidi said the effort involves extensive preparation and dispensation of huge number of manpower on site.

“We have been studying this option for months now and theoretically the contra-flow should work based on the studies. We are certain that with additional lanes provided for the Puchong Perdana /Putrajaya bound traffic, the traffic flow in Puchong will improve,” he said.


How dare the CEO of LITRAK said this. What kind of studies did they made? Who involved? Do the person who carry out the studies have the qualification and adequate knowledge?

I called to LDP to complain this morning and requested them to scrap their idea of contra flow which simply not working. I doubt they will follow my advice unless more people bombard their phone till non-stop. Call this number 7494 7014 to complain till they scrap their idea.

The actual congestion was at the puchong perdana entrance from puchong side. What they need to do is to have a bridge to direct the traffic direct to puchong perdana without the need to wait for traffic light. Do the people who come out with this contra flow idea actually study how long people get stucked in the puchong perdana traffic light?

What kind of shit idea LITRAK is coming out with. I PAY FREAKING RM 1.60 yet caused me to wait.

If someone was denied the emergency medical services due to the freaking jam in LDP yesterday. Please SUE this bloody company.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Crazy 2009

It was a crazy year for 2009. yeah, I know I have been procrastinating a lot. But late is better none right.

- April - arrival of my new little princess Qian Hui
- coping up with taking care of 2 little devils. Life's good.
- It is our 3rd anniversary so I decided to fulfill my "forgotten" promise and we decided to go for french food fine dining. Picture, go to here. It was a great dinner considering that we have never had french food before. The food and ambiance was great but if you ask me, will I go again. Err, not really. It is such one of those fine dining. We probably will choose other venue/cuisine for our next anniversary. Travel oversea probably.
- I got my smart phone, samsung omnia II as my anniversary present. Going crazy playing with garmin GPS.

Sooky company got acquired by Satyam (from Motorola become Satyam) in December 2008. Then out of sudden Satyam financial scandal broke out in Jan 2009. Salary starting come late and all sort of problems bubble up. Everyone trying to save their ass and looking for a place to move on. It was a bad timing considering that Sooky was in her 6 mths pregnancy. Going for interview is really a trouble. I doubt any company would take her in considering that she won't be able to start new job till July cause the EDD was in April 2009.

Helping to look out for her high and low and after numerous tries, finally I managed to get her to an interview and lucky enough that the company willing to wait for Sooky to start in mid June which means, Sooky only have 30 days maternity leave. Well, it is better to have a job than having 60 days maternity. She managed to secure a new job in April. So for 3 mths, she has been living in constant worry about her future after giving birth. I am worry that she would get pre-natal depression and consistently try to make her cheerful without worrying about family expenditure. I will take up the problem and nothing for her to worry about and just concentrate to give me a healthy baby in April. April 16 Qian Hui joined our family. Visit http://yapqianhui.blogspot.com.

And for myself, I got transfer to another department in Jan 2009 due to cost cutting. Well, I was very optimistic at first that learning new thing is ain't that bad. The nightmare begin. I was tasked to do a mission move for a project from oversea to Malaysia. No proper plan was being executed. The project is in big mess. No documentation given. Code development was not setup. The other counter part not willing to cooperate. Well it is understandable considering that if you are losing a project. Will you be so cooperate in transferring the knowledge out. You won't.

For a project close to 1 MILLION LOC (lines of code), no design, no comment and no documentation. Can you imagine what kind of world I'm living now? IT IS HELL !!!! The coding structure was bad where the debug is like SHIT. Same error message could be thrown from several piece of code. Why on earth those programmer want to do that? I have no answer. Simply speechless.

Come July, I was told there is an oppoturnity to do services. Well, of course I jump at the first place. I always wanted to do services. Life was good in the beginning. Lots of training and information given. Work started well. Managed to complete the development in time. When it come to deployment, all hell broke loose. The schedule was move ahead. When we tried to joint the each piece of works from everyone. Everything not working. Someone work not completed, system configuration is wrong and etc. I screwed up for the 2nd session of UAT for under estimating the actual work needed. I don't want to give excuses. I admit that is my mistake but I do make up in the end. We completed UAT with no problem.

Although project completed, but I lost a good friend which I simply have no answer why he is so mad at me. Well, life goes on.

I managed to sell the bloody puncak jalil house built by talam & IJM. After going for numerous sleepless nights, finally managed to get rid off the house.

The house quality was really bad when I got the key. I lodge complaint after receiving the keys, but no action taken even after a month, so I decided to engage my own contractor to fix the defect. Spend RM 500 for that since I need to bring potential buyer to inspect the house. I'm sure you don't want to buy a house that is cracking everywhere. The biggest crack that I found in the house was about 3 cm wide for 4 meters long. Yeah, no joke. I was so devastated when I got the house. Then finally the appointed contractor from developer come to fix my house. When I managed to get a buyer and signed the S&P, I was so relieved. I make a bit of lost from the interest buy I'm still willing to let go the property simply because I don't see a good prospect of the house. If you ask me then why I bought this house? No I didn't wish to buy this house. It is somebody else idea. I was forced to follow back then. Don't wish to elaborate more. What happen, let it be. It is a past.

In general, it is ain't that bad for year 2009. At least my wish was granted. Not one but 4 wishes was granted.
1. Sooky is safe.
2. Qian Hui is safe.
3. Sooky got a new job.
4. Managed to sell off my puncak jalil house.

New year resolution, oh well some ppl said, new year resolution are for people who always procrastinate. Me never procrastinate. So I don't have new year resolution, cheh wahhh.

Hope for this year:
- get a new job
- big increment
- family safe n sound
- catching up with old friends
- no war, world peace

Bad Dining Experience at Bellygood

After such a pleasant visit to Bellygood in the past, Sooky and myself decided to go for porky meal last Saturday 6 Mar 2010.

Our of expectation, it is a disaster dining experience.

Going into the restaurant with high and well known expectations. Oh well, the restaurant got some makeover and it look nicer and well lit. "Eve" the previous manager left the restaurant and she no longer in charge and I got to meet the owner "Su" and her mother. Very good hospitality indeed.

As usual Grilled Pork Belly is a must. Then this time around, Sooky ordered Aglio Olio Pasta with Sausage.

Wow we are so hungry and excited with the soon to come porky meal.

Doom !!!!

The Aglio Olio Sausage Pasta with Shitake taste so plain. I can even cook better. Confidence dropped to critical level.

Fish and Chip for my maid, oh well, this is still quite tasty.

Then come my Grilled Pork Belly. Oh no, it is ain't Pork Belly at all. No fat associated with my porky at all. I thought Pork Belly got to be something sinful with one layer of lean meat and alternate with one layer of fats. God where is all the fat. The Grilled Pork Belly was simply a letdown for few reasons:

1. Meat is tough.
2. No aroma
3. Taste so blunt
4. Gravy is not sweet anymore. Simply tasteless.

Oh no, I'm expecting the worst for our dessert. Sooky like their Movenpick ice-cream. So I ordered 1 scoop of Almond Pistachio & 1 scoop or Caramel. Doom Doom Doom !!! What a letdown !!! The ice-cream simply taste awful. Yeah, AWFUL. How can ice-cream being a dessert taste AWFUL. I simply have no answer. Oh yeah, I do actually. The ice-cream was "expired". It is some ice-cream leftover in the tub that you usually have when it was left for quite some time. Taste so "icy", sticky, not creamy and the biscuit deco that come together with the ice-cream was soggy and I suspect it is "expired" too. Jezz, what a bad dining experience.

I don't thing I'm going back to this restaurant anymore.