Thursday, August 29, 2013

Matilah Kau !

Tuan,

Malam tadi, saat tidur, termimpilah saya akan situasi yang tidak perlu diceritakan di sini lah yer. Maka tetiba saje, lagu Matilah Kau nyanyian Once jadi background music adegan tersebut. Tersangatlah terkenan dek lagu itu, sampai bangun tidur mandi nak gi kerja pun ternyanyi-nyanyi. Adakah itu normal atau itu tanda-tanda masuk air, tuan? Sampai ke petang ni, lagu ini masih terngiang-ngiang miang dalam minda. Matilah kau.


Pak Tam
Putrajaya




Mawar merah yang ku cium
Ternyata menusuk dan beracun
Wanginya menenangkan hatiku
Membuatku tak karuan
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Serasa hampa dalam hatiku
Ku mabuk cinta yang tak terbaca
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Dia hanya memanfaatkan diriku
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Matilah kau di dalam hatiku
Bawa pergi saja dirimu
Sampai ke dasar lautan
Matilah kau bersama cintaku
Banyak benar berharaplah dirimu
Semoga dapat bahagia
Berharaplah
Ku berlutut kakinya
Ku berikan hatiku untuknya
Ku telan semua luka-luka
Ku tak punya perisai lagi
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Matilah kau bersama cintaku
Banyak benar berharaplah dirimu
Semoga dapat bahagia

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Video Lelaki Diketuk Ukulele Oleh Kekasihnya Hanya Iklan Cadbury

Anda tentu kasihan dengan lelaki India yang diketuk kepalanya dengan ukulele ketika melamar gadisnya di sebuah kompleks membeli belah itu. Video yang tersebar di laman sosial itu mengundang berbagai reaksi. Tetapi malang sahajalah bagi sesiapa yang mempercayainya.

Ini kerana adegan tersebut dilakonkan oleh pihak Cadbury sebagai pilihan dari Tweet pengikutnya ketika dipohon saranan untuk bagaimanakah sketsa yang sesuai bagi menggambarkan produk barunya - Cadbury - Not So Sweet - yang dicipta khusus untuk golongan dewasa yang menghindari pengambilan gula berlebihan.

Rabu, 28/08/2013 14:20 WIB

Video Pria yang Dilempar Gitar Saat Lamar Kekasih Ternyata Promosi Coklat

Alissa Safiera - wolipop



Jakarta- Belum lama ini sebuah video yang bercerita tentang lamaran gagal paling menyedihkan jadi perbincangan ramai di internet. Dalam video yang diunduh di Youtube itu, dikisahkan seorang pria yang berdarah India ditolak dan dipukul ukulele oleh kekasihnya karena tak mau dilamar di depan umum. 

Latarnya sendiri adalah sebuah mal di Dubai. Sang Romeo melamar kekasihnya yang baru ia temui 3 bulan lalu, lengkap dengan iringan musik dan microphone di tengah mal. Tapi bukannya mendapat jawaban 'Iya', si pria justru dipukul dengan ukulele milik salah satu musisi di belakangnya. Anda bisa melihat artikelnya kembali di link ini.

Sejak diunduh, video ini telah ditonton ribuan orang dan mengundang ratusan komentar. Kebanyakan komentar jadi mengasihani si pria yang ditolak cintanya.

Namun sebenarnya, klip lucu itu sebenarnya adalah bagian dari kampanye coklat Cadbury 'Not So Sweet'. Coklat yang ditujukan bagi orang dewasa yang tak terlalu suka coklat manis.

Seperti yang dilaporkan Daily Mail, hal ini terungkap setelah ada kereta anak-anak mengelilingi dua 'artis' itu. Di kereta itu terpampang logo coklat terbaru Cadbury Bournville dan slogan 'Not So Sweet' di kedua sisinya.

Kampanye'Not So Sweet' Cadbury difokuskan pada promosi di media sosial, termasuk kampanye Twitter yang dinamakan Tape Tweet. Hal ini mendorong para pengguna Twitter untuk tweet segala situasi yang terlalu 'manis'. Kemudian, perusahaan akan mengubahnya menjadi sebuah video pendek seperti yang satu ini.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Wayag Islands Raja Ampat - How To Get Here From Kuala Lumpur



If you are paradise explorer, hunter or whatever - like the group of those portrayed in The Beach (2001) film starred by Leonardo DeCaprio - being on Wayag Islands or Raja Ampat , is an achievement that dwarfed those of their achievement in exploring perfect beach - which for that film, it rely much on CGI generated fake background to enhance the charm of their so called paradise.

But how this virgin paradise that spectacularly awesome was not widely exposed to the paradise seekers? Previously it was hidden at the corner of the ocean with the fact of how costly it take to travel to these islands.

Based on my study , a trip to Wayag Islands in the next three weeks shall cost you nearly RM2000.00. Even I'm writing this down for nothing to me,  I choose to share it with you awesome fellow paradise seekers out there - on how to reach this remote destination.

For an example, I pick the 3 days break of 14 - 16 September 2013 which is Saturday to Monday with Malaysia Day holiday on the 16th. For this journey, one should add up their own off days on 12th and 13th. There must be 5 days in total.


With AirAsia, one should take the 10:10 AM flight to Makassar (UPG) on Thursday the 12th that cost RM149.00 and return on Monday the 16th with 17:40 PM flight to KL with RM172 fare. The return ticket cost you RM321.00 without check-in luggage. 

Upon arrival in Makassar on 13:15 PM Waktu Indonesia Tengah (WITA) which is same as Malaysia, don't bother to check in - unless you're willing to pay for short 12 hours relaxation. I will choose the airport accommodation instead and go for sightseeing in the city all through the evening. This mainly caused by the fact that your next flight will departs at 3:35 AM from UPG  to Ambon (AMQ) by Lion Air  with 1 hour 30 minutes transit before the Wings Air will fly from Ambon at 7:45 AM Waktu Indonesia Timur (WIT) to Sorong (SOQ) in Papua Barat and reach there at 8:55 AM WIT --  +1 hour to Malaysia Standard Time. This whole single trip package cost you Rp1,440,000 and on current exchange, RM440.00.

The main port for ferries is Pelabuhan Sorong, about 10km away from the airport and by hailing a motor cab, it will cost you few thousand Rupiah to get you to the pier.  With 2 hours sail to Waisai, the administration center of Raja Ampat district,  it cost you Rp140,000 (RM43.00) per person for the ferry that leave Sorong at 2:00 PM WITA daily.  

In Waisai, there is tens of home stays and guesthouses for backpackers beside of hotels for travelers with huge budget. The rate should be between Rp190,000 (RM58) to Rp300,000 (RM92), so i make it in average at RM75.00. Spend your Friday night there and get ready for early Saturday morning trip to the desired destination,Wayag Islands.

Lumba-Lumba Guesthouse

The trip to the grand paradise with scenic karts on crystal clear emerald sea from Waisai usually cost Rp6,000,000 (RM1830.00) per boat including fuel, as the minimal price offered. Some might as high as Rp15,000,000 depend on how luxurious the sail you wish to enjoy. But hey, nobody going to pay that price alone for 15 seats boat! Of course you may able to share the cost with friends or  fellow travelers and pay RM122.00 per person for 4 to 5 hours trip to various scenic spots on these islands.

For another night, you ought to spend another RM75.00 for bed  before you have to rush back to Sorong on ferry that leaving Waisai at 11:00AM WIT with the RM43.00 fare.


Remember that you have to take the Wings Air flight on 15th September from SOQ to Ambon (AMQ) that will departs at 2:05 PM WIT and will land in AMQ at 3:15 PM WIT.  Here in Ambon, you have 1 hour  transit before you be called for Lion Air to Makassar that will departs at 4:15 PM WIT and touch down on UPG at 4:55 PM WITA. This cost you another Rp 1,440,000 ( RM440.00).

Unfortunately, the Sunday AirAsia flight to Kuala Lumpur is departing off the UPG airport at 5:40 PM WITA! So you have to spend another night here in Makassar with about RM100 for a hotel room and take the AirAsia flight to KL that departs on the same time, 5:40 PM WITA, on Monday that will touch down in KLIA at 8:25 PM Monday.

As the expenditure for the taxi cabs, motor cabs, and any transportation required to mobilize you for sight seeing was not stated above, I would suggest an allocation of Rp300,000 (RM 92) for this purpose.

Now let's do the Math.

KL - Makassar RM149.00
Makasar - Sorong RM440.00
Sorong - Waisai RM43.00
Bed in Waisai RM75.00
Wayag Islands Tour RM122.00
Bed in Waisai RM75.00
Waisai - Sorong RM43.00
Sorong - Makassar RM440.00
Bed in Makassar RM100.00
Makassar - KL RM172.00
Cabs Expenses RM93.00

TOTAL : RM 1,752.00

Such high price for a minimum budget has made Wayag Islands saved from the influx of tourists even it was far better than Koh Phi Phi. But seems that I can only spend not more than RM1,000 for my vacation, I choose Koh Phi Phi instead of this charming paradise. He he he..

Markah : ________


Sunday, August 25, 2013

If This Is My Ultimate Madness Towards Nadi Putra, Surely There'll Be Next



This post is my first English post since I don't know when. My English deteriorates badly all along within my 10 years in public service. But, at least better than most of Japanese.

My uttermost issue to be highlighted is the fuckin public service buses itself. As there is no bus service charge you with 50 sen fare for anywhere, Nadi Putra is gonna get bashed here. But wait. It is not about the fare. But the service.

For me, this is how subsidized LPG was spent just to invite critics. The 50 sen fare is a mere symbol of charge that imposed to avoid forging a total subsidized mentality. It creates an arousing dissatisfaction when the service is not meet the urgent demand of the commuters whilst suction of national treasury was in place through the subsidy. 

I experienced tens of times being late to office for 14 km journey with a red check in on my punch card just because there was no bus as frequent as it must, on the peak hour.

Dozens of blackmail sent by me to the corporation but it left well-unanswered. 

The peak of my notoriety mind which I will not materialize is to burn them all in the depot when I missed my 6:30 PM Ipoh bound Plusliner just because there is no bus from 3:15 PM to 4:46 PM from my office to my home with 43 minutes journey to reach the doorstep of my house awaits. It happened last Friday.

After a quick packing-up, I took 5:47 PM bus that appear when I was just reach the bus stop. The bus not heading to the main bus station so I drop off at Precinct 4 to change bus. The fucking bus to the main bus station arrived at 6:21 PM and the result is emotionally silly. I missed the bus!

How silly? I get the permission to get home early because I hadn't packed anything for my back to hometown journey, 3.5 hours before the departure. It took me 2 hours and 20 minutes from my office to reach home which is 8km away which the time I spent is the valuable period for me to get refreshment and so.

Where was the bus? On the schedule marquee board, there is a bus ply route to my home at 4:01 PM. But none appeared.

2 hours 20 minutes is the speed limit obedient time that you may take to drive from Putrajaya to Ipoh!

And this is just within the circumference of the smartest city in Malaysia! 

I just get tired of Nadi Putra but I still refrain myself to buy car again. How save when you only spend RM1.00 for a return ticket from your house to your office? With 600 ringgits monthly installment automobile and 50 ringgits weekly gas expenditure, it cost me RM50 per day to get to the office and back home. Yes it is silly comparison but it intact as a pillar of the reason why the purchasing was made. For sure you feel glad on RM25 per month rather than RM750 for the cost of living.

And such mobility will bring me to KL as frequent as if I have a car, I will be poorer like RM1,200 each and every month! My savings couldn't be as it was now.

Nadi Putra staff are not paid with such discount. So please keep your service at the fullest with brain above par that worth for national fund!


Markah : ______