Archives for: July 2007

How much do you spend on Petrol?

Since early this year I have been recording my petrol usage in a log book. Besides keeping track of my petrol expenses, it also helps me to determine which [tag]petrol[/tag] is the best value for money. I only pump 3 brands of petrol: [tag]Shell[/tag], [tag]Petronas[/tag] and [tag]Esso[/tag]/[tag]Mobill[/tag]. Caltex and BP are out of my list because they perform pretty badly compared to others (pickup is almost non-existant and no power) For your information I am driving a Proton Satria 1.3.

Date Amount (RM) Petrol Brand Mileage (KM)
12 January 2007 50 Shell 326
22 January 2007 50 Petronas 300
2 February 2007 50 Shell 320
11 February 2007 50 Esso 355
2 March 2007 50 Shell 327
15 March 2007 50 Shell 306
27 March 2007 50 Shell 367
16 April 2007 50 Shell 302
4 May 2007 20 Petronas 138
22 May 2007 50 Shell 310
31 May 2007 50 Shell 324
11 June 2007 50 Shell 312
22 June 2007 50 Shell 327
6 July 2007 50 Esso 330
19 July 2007 50 Shell 331
29 July 2007 50 Petronas 281

Based on my last 8 months’ petrol usage, I have came up with an interesting statistics.

  • Total mileage: 4956KM
  • Average mileage/month: 619.5KM
  • Total spent: RM770
  • Average spent/month: RM96.25 (RM24/week)
  • Average mileage per Ringgit: RM1 = 6.44KM

And now the petrol brand’s performance:

  • Shell: RM1 = 6.46KM
  • Petronas: RM1 = 5.991KM
  • Esso/Mobil : RM1 = 6.85KM

So the clear winner for best mileage goes to Esso/Mobil. But for best fuel power, it must be Shell. When my car is using Shell, the pickup is very good and can reach higher speed easily. The statistics may not be that accurate for other petrol brands because I usually patronize Shell more. Anyway let’s hope the petrol price won’t increase anymore lol, I believe it burns a hole in every driver’s pocket.

Since early this year I have been recording my petrol usage in a log book. Besides keeping track of my petrol expenses,...

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Congratulations Gregory and Susan

Exactly a month ago, I was invited to Susan and Gregory’s wedding dinner as their photographer. It was very flattering and I just couldn’t say no to their invitation.

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After a month, their big day finally came. The venue was a cozy small restaurant in Bukit Jambul. And it has access to a big and beautiful lake.

teapot

It involved a simple and traditional tea ceremony.

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The lovely couple.. all the way from US.

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The food was great and plentiful! I love the spring rolls the most.

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A picture shows a thousand words, very true indeed. At that moment they were the happiest people in the world.

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The happy bride and the messy groom lol. Among all photos I like the 2 photos above the most, I believe they really captured their moments.

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Thanks once again for the invitation. We really enjoyed ourselves, and yesterday night will remain in our memories forever. Siang Leng and I wish you all the best and have a wonderful journey of life together!

Exactly a month ago, I was invited to Susan and Gregory's wedding dinner as their photographer. It was very flattering a...

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Durian – King of fruits

Look at the trays and take a guess, what’s inside them?

Trays

They are the [tag]King of fruits[/tag] – Durian!

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So I was on my way back from work and stopped by the petrol station to fuel up my car. Then I spotted a familiar face. He was the durian seller whom I used to buy from in Sungai Ara. Then I felt the sudden urge to feast on [tag]durian[/tag]s lol. I am a durian lover, and I have spent hundreds on durian alone for the past 2 months. The passion for durian did not come naturally for me, I actually trained myself lol.

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Durians are much cheaper now due to better harvest. Compared to buying a month ago, the price now is at least 30-50% cheaper. So now it’s definitely the best time to buy durian, don’t wait because they may be gone before you know it ;)

rambutans

Total I spent for the durian is only RM24, and the kind uncle even gave me the [tag]rambutan[/tag]s for free. If I had a camera that time I’d have taken a photo of him for recommendation. He is also the first durian seller I have seen to open and pack durians in plastic containers for customers. Anyway rambutans are going dirt cheap too, RM1 for a kilogramme.

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I have stored all the durian in the fridge, so I will get to enjoy them like ice-cream :drool: I truly feel sorry for those who are anti durian, they are missing out one of the best thing in life as Malaysians.

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The vitamin shoppe provides all kinds of vitamin supplements for the customers which are very effective to give physical strength. The foods high in potassium have the bad effects on the health of the kidney patients. The most natural element, zinc is occurred in our nutritional elements with varied quantities. There are a lot of catalogues of such chemistswhich offer discount vitamins for the customers.

Look at the trays and take a guess, what's inside them? They are the [tag]King of fruits[/tag] - Durian! So I was on my...

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New Lane Hawker Food

New Lane (Lorong Baru) is a street off McAllister Road in Penang that transforms into a food heaven when night falls. By 5-6pm, both sides of the street will be lined up with hawker stalls, leaving the patrons spoilt with choices.

new-lane

Although the stalls are many, some of them are redundant. Char koay teow, satay, popiah, bbq chicken wings, fried oysters.. there’s more than 1 stall selling them. And there is some rules while ordering too. Take satay and popiah for example, you must order at least 10 sticks, and 2 pieces of popiah. Anything less than the minimum quantity, they don’t prepare it. In my opinion this rule kinda sucks, simply because sometimes we just want to try before ordering more. Hmm.. didn’t know such rule could exist in Penang..

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New Lane (Lorong Baru) is a street off McAllister Road in Penang that transforms into a food heaven when night falls. By...

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