Wednesday, August 27, 2008

And then there was a win

And a win it was, although it doesn't matter to where i stay, but still it is a good thing for them to have won, the lesser of 2 evils?

people just want a change, and the bigger powers are being sore losers, maybe because of being too well used to being fed and fat.

oh well congrats to the PR

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

And then there was a trip, and a leak, and another leak

Time after time, the shoddy workmanship of the apartment i'm staying in is starting to surface, firstly the fuse box, one of the fuses which don't usually fail, failed, it keep tripping and i thought that it was my computers which were giving the trouble.

Well long story cut short, after removing one after another appliance from the sockets leading to the fuse box, it still trip, so concluded that it was the stupid fuse thingy which is spoilt being too sensitive. Luckily my Father in law bought some spares to keep in the house, he's a TNB engineer so he knows these stuff, had to call him in Malacca to get directions on how to remove the fuse from the fuse box.

There's a catch in the circled place, just have to use a flat screw driver to pull it down before removing/installing into the fuse box

LOL it isn't as easy as i thought, at first i tried to do it myself (after turning off the main power of course) and i was pulling tugging and all, but i can't get it out, hahaha this was actually my first try at doing something to the fuse box. Called my Father in Law and he told me that there's a catch at the bottom which needs to be pulled down to release the fuse.

Well after doing that, till today, there was no more problems no more trips to the computers, and to think i almost threw away my PK Auto Voltage Regulator because i thought it was spoilt. :P

Well after that, was over, i think after another week, a leak sprung under my sink, it was actually the draining part which was leaking, the plasticky thing under the sink wasn't holding in place and the screw to hold it in place has lost it's gear "wat nga"(cantonese), i went to carrefour to get a set back, and it didn't match.

The leak sprung from the top of this thing, the connection to the sink was bad, and the rubber piece was brittle

Luckily my aunt, who's a hoarder of loads of stuffs for Just In Case situations had a few sets of these stuff at her home, so i took some from her to try out, and well i managed to get it fixed back in, and i fixed the leak, yay DIY again.

Lastly, yesterday, i was in my Brother in Law's room, and chit chatting with him about his Apple notebook, when i suddenly looked up, and i was shocked that there was watermark on the ceiling abestos. ARGHHHHH!!!, i immediately took the huge step ladder and climbed up into the raftings to take a look, and found out where it was leaking.

Note : Not as extensive as this pic which i took from google images :) LUCKILY

The pipe between the two bathrooms which leads over my brother in law's room sprung a leak, and the water was slowly dripping and it was dripping directly into his Air Conditioning unit. Well i made them all quickly take their baths, and turned off the mains and released all the water from the pipes so that there's no pressure there.

Asked wifey if i can fix it or not, she say leave it to the pro's, so i took half day leave, called the plumbers, and got it fixed in a jiffy, cost 180 bucks and half a day's leave. They changed a stretch of 12 feet pipe with a pvc pipe which they brought along. They showed me the original pipe and the one which they changed in, the quality is double the thickness.

ABS Pipe, blue colour, but the developer used one which was way thinner than this, the pvc pipe i changed to was grey colour and the thickness of the walls of the pipe was like this pipe pic.

The pipes which the developer used was very lousy, brittle, thin walls and CHEAP. All these fixes i had to do was because the stupid developer's quality is damn lousy. If you want to know, the developer is Zeus.

Although this is a low/medium cost apartment, i still feel that they should at least make it better. The lifts are different shapes, i wonder which second hand shop they got the lifts from. :(

Add On 21/08/08 : I forgot, the toilet flush lever broke too in one of the two toilets, talk about lousy quality stuff. I bought a metal one at ACE hardware and replaced the lever for 9 bucks.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

12 Boxes of Doughnuts please

We just had a small company meeting, well not exactly small, i think around 50-60 ppl. Went out for an earlier lunch to tapao stuff for the meeting, and we went to get some vegetarian po-piah and karipap for the vegetarians in the company.

Then we went to Big Apple Donuts, (I fancy them more than J-CO), wahahaha, they went in and told the counter staff, 12 dozen please, and the staff was like...uhh, O.O 12 dozen? 12 big boxes? LOL, anyhow they bought it at Low Yat Plaza the main entrance.

We enjoyed our donuts after the meeting, YAY, and the karipap were quite nice if you like your currypuffs with only potatoes. ^^ no pics, i wanted to snap 12 boxes of 12 doughnuts but, no camera :( Oh well, very full now. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Monday, August 11, 2008

I got rewarded for my loyalty

LOL, Ok, i'm sorry for taking so long to post another post, my friends/readers have been telling me, post la, waiting to read your posts.

Here is what the title of this post is about, I went back to Malacca last Saturday, and before that i was telling my wife that i wanted to reload my TnG card at the Add Value lane at the Plus highway, well, wifey said that if there's alot of cars at that lane, then can use her card and go thru first, then come back only reload from Malacca side, since that's less people loading there.

When we reached the lane there was like 10 cars in front of me, so i was like oh ok, nevermind la wait a bit. When it reached my turn, i haded the girl 100 bucks and the card. Then like normal the operator reloaded it, beeped at the machine and gave the card back to me with the receipt. I drove off.

I then passed the card and the receipt to my wife and she say OMG why so much de? I was like what so much, she say the receipt said 400 bucks. I was like is it the printer problem, not clear printing. She say 'No' it's 400 bucks. My bro in law who was sitting at the back seat also said he say 400+ on the display board when the operator beeped my card and was wondering why i reloaded so much.

Oh well, i didn't turn back as there's no way to turn back, and i'm still not sure if it's 100 or 400 as i didn't see the board and the receipt, driving on the highway must be alert cannot simply look anywhere else. So by the time we reached Malacca, i beeped thru the machine and it really showed 400 bucks ++ WOW. Bonus ^^