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Passion for Life?

Life is full of challenge, queries, dilemma and worries.

  • You will be wondering what will happen in next minute or hour or day/month/year.
  • You will be worrying whether you have make any one of your surrounding having hard feelings or unhappy.
  • You will be thinking to take the challenge to move your career to next level.
  • I will be thinking whether staying in Malaysia is better or migrating to Australia instead. Since Malaysia having so many political-related issues and high crime rate.
  • I will be thinking whether she is happy or not. Or i able to bring her thru my lifetime with my way of lifestyle.
  • Will I be able to achieve all those list in my to-do list before 30?

Those point i bet is very common for everyone of us. Try to have more Passion for Life! I hope i can take every single second and minute to challenge myself to the next level. Mate, you can make it. Don't stick to myself but to stand-up and climb higher.

Take more holidays in line with the rest of the world

Dr Ben Searle, organisational psychologist at Macquarie University, said the survey results were worrying.

"Working for extended periods without taking time off to recharge can affect health and relationships, and in extreme cases has been linked to premature deaths," he said.

Kung Fu Panda - Viewed! Nice!


I have watched Kung Fu Panda this evening at TGV. I think this movie is awesome. Of course, there is a "fee to pay for this awesomeness"! hahhaah:) But i enjoyed!

Good Morale value that i learn - "there isn't any special recipe, everything just within yourself"

Several dilemma point after fuel hike

(i) Old Junk Vehicle? - Usually, old cars burn more fuels and the burning is not as efficient as the current production car with variable timing technology. Spare the fuel for other car to burn with more mileage? Let's uses fuels more efficiently and be considerate of safety of others on the road. The government should give more encouragement for them to upgrade to new vehicle?

(ii) New but old technology and 'least expensive' Production Vehicle? - Korean and 'Boleh Land' marques with high fuel consumption should increase the road tax rate. Probably, the government should rate the road tax by the consumption of the vehicle (kilometre per litre) instead of the engine displacement. This encourage the consumer to buy the car that really utilising the fuel efficiently instead of judging with the price tag. Removal of 'least expensive' car segment is recommended as well, to force the people to uses public transports more instead of simply owning a ride.

(iii) Lower Excise Duty for Hybrid Vehicles - BN Government should reduce the excise duty for Hybrid Powered Vehicle to encourage on fuel saving instead of exercising on 1 year rebate which doesn't help for long term.

Must important, must provide better and more efficient public transport services! instead of Naik Naik Naik, which is Pak Lah style.

Hint & Prediction: Potentially with the force of the market, slowly owning and maintaining a ride will turn strictly to the people in the loaded community only. Why not just try to stick to public transport if you think it impacts your pocket.

RON97 Fuel hike: 78 sen more to RM2.70 per litre
New Price Old Price
RON97 Petrol RM2.70 per liter RM1.92 per liter
RON92 Petrol RM2.62 per liter RM1.88 per liter
Diesel RM2.58 per liter RM1.58 per liter

The government has announced that petrol price will go up by 78 sen at midnight - a 40.6 percent jump from RM1.92 per litre to RM2.70.

"Effective from tomorrow, June 5, 2008, the price of petrol will be raised by 78 sen and the price of diesel will be raised by RM1," Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told a 50-minute press conference at his office in Putrajaya.

The price of diesel will increase by a whopping 63.3 percent - from RM1.58 per litre to RM2.58.

The price hikes are among government measures to drastically cut the spiralling bill for oil subsidies, which is expected to amount to RM56 billion this year.

At a press conference held at 5.30pm, Abdullah also announced that the government plans to offer rebates to motorists to offset the fuel price increase.

Under the scheme, vehicles below 2000cc will receive an annual rebate of RM625 to compensate for 800 litres of fuel used under the new price.

"Owners of private motorcycles of engine capacity of up to 250cc will be paid a cash rebate of RM150 per year," he said.

According to the prime minister, the money will be paid by money order. Rebate will be paid when motorists renew the road tax for their vehicles.

- Extracted from Malaysiakini.com

10 tips for better work-life balance

In Australia, we have a reputation for being laidback and carefree, but when it comes to hard yakka, our deeply ingrained preference is for a culture of long hours.

But that attitude is slowly changing. Thanks to progressive employers, who are eager to attract and retain skilled employees in the ‘war for talent’, policies and practices that address work-life balance are beginning to make their mark.

So how can you break the stress-cycle and get your life back?

1. Work out what matters
The first rule of balancing work, family and lifestyle commitments is to be realistic about your needs and goals. It's far better to know that you won't be able to manage on a part-time salary before you’ve started discussions with your employer than to realise halfway through.

2. Know your entitlements
The old adage is true: knowledge is power. There’s a large volume of information available on flexible, family-friendly working arrangements, including workplace legislation and policies, so take advantage of it and make sure you know exactly what you're entitled to.

3. Negotiate an agreement
Whether its flexible working arrangements, childcare support, or parental leave, the family-friendly options available to you will depend on your employer. Aim for a win-win outcome by anticipating your manager’s concerns, stating your needs, highlighting business benefits, and keeping your emotions in check.

4. Schedule your time
An easy way to manage your time is by using activity logs, prioritised to-do lists, and action plans. This way, if you feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day, you can take control of your time by monitoring where it goes. Use rewards and deadlines to help you stay on track.

5. Learn to say ‘no’
If you want to buck the trend towards putting in ‘face time’ and incorporate some real balance into your life, then learn to say ‘no’ to unreasonable demands and leave the office on time without feeling guilty. Saying ‘no’ with respect is not only effective, it feels good, too.

6. Ask for help
There’s nothing worse than feeling stressed and overwhelmed because you’re trying to do everything yourself. Fortunately, letting go and learning to delegate will help you work smarter not harder, and can develop your leadership skills, too. Take baby steps by delegating one task at a time to people you can trust.

7. Be web savvy
When creating a better work-life balance, don't neglect the convenience of technology. A growing number of companies now offer their services online, making many time-consuming chores a thing of the past. Banking, paying bills, and grocery shopping can all be done electronically, cutting stress and freeing-up valuable time.

8. Look after your health
Constant exposure to stress can lead to exhaustion and burn out. To keep the effects of stress on your health to a minimum, make sure you get enough sleep, eat healthily, and exercise regularly. Relaxation is also a great stress-buster, so make time for your favourite hobby daily.

9. Focus on end results
To keep yourself motivated, it's important to focus on positive outcomes as much as possible. Action is a natural enemy of procrastination, so consider visualising the extra time you’ll be able to spend with your family to spur you on to reach maximum effectiveness daily.

10. Take time out for you
Resist the temptation to let work spill over into your personal life. Instead, keep your personal life for family time alone, and make sure you create clearly designated boundaries for work and personal tasks. Consider ‘unplugging’ regularly from your laptop, email and mobile phone; the minute you leave the office is ideal.

Published: 05 December 2007 - http://www.theage.com.au/

Free Seat Belts

Owners of locally-made cars not already fitted with rear seat belts will get them installed for free. Transport Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat said an agreement has been worked out with the manufacturers, banks and insurance companies and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) is expected to be inked soon.