Work and Life
Let’s not talk about food for a moment and talk about cancer. I know this has completely nothing to do with my blog’s theme but when I was approached to support the POCC (Power Over Cervical Cancer) campaign, I did not hesitate and agreed.
As a son (to a mother), a brother (to a sister), a friend and also a future husband to my future wife, I don’t think this is something that should not only concern women. It is everyone’s responsibility.
So just a brief info first, POCC is initiated by the National Cancer of Society of Malaysia and is supported by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The ultimate objective of this campaign to educate and sustain awareness on cervical cancer.
The nationwide ‘Fight Cervical Cancer in Style Best Friends Forever (BFF) Campaign’ encourages everyone to reach out to their best friends – women they care about – to spread the message of protection and reduce their risk of cervical cancer. At the enhanced POCC website and Facebook Page photo pledges and sharing of stories can be made, as initiatives for Malaysians to come together to fight this cancer.
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.
Today I just submitted my registration for the Penang Bridge Marathon 2007 in Queensbay Mall this afternoon. There are 4 categories of run to choose from: Full, Half, Quarter and Fun Marathon. I registered for the Fun Marathon, total distance of 10km and costs RM10 only.
The marathon will be held on 24th June which is a Sunday. Participation should be very good because many companies in FTZ Bayan Lepas eg. Altera and Motorola are paying their employees’ participation fees and even submitting the registration for them. For RM10, I got a goodie bag that was totally unexpected.
In the goodie bag it contains the following items:
- 5 cans of Yeo’s JusTea Green Tea with Aloe Vera
- 2 packets of Cintan Mee (perisa asli, my favorite!)
- 1 pack of Yeo’s JustTea
- 1 pack of Yeo’s orange drink
- 1 Adidas RM50 cash voucher
Among the items listed, the Adidas cash voucher must worth the most. But it can only be used for purchases above RM250. Anyway, opportunists will always find a way to make some money with this. There’s a forumer in Lowyet.net that made a thread to sell the voucher at RM40. -_-
This is the first time I have ever registered for a marathon. But I am sure it would be a great experience to be running on the bridge which is usually congested with cars. And did I forget to mention that the marathon starts as early as 4.30 in the morning lol. Anyway there’s still one week left to the closing of the registration on 27th May so get your registration forms while you can
There is a great familiarity and popularity of 24 hour fitness in all over the world for the most productive training. The heart rate monitors are used for checking the cardio fitness of a patient. The schwinn bicycles are more popular exercising fitness machines which give the muscular strength with the loss of weight. The pedometer is the electronic fitness machine which is also known as step counter machine to count the steps of the persons.
[tag]Jabil[/tag] 2007 [tag]Annual Dinner[/tag] was held in [tag]Equitorial Hotel[/tag], Bukit Jambul last Saturday. The event can only be held in Equitorial Hotel because of the large number of attendees. And only the ballroom in Equitorial’s can accomodate so many people. I was a sub-committee of the event, job was to usher guests into the ballroom and support the lucky draw system. Because of that I had to arrive earlier at 2pm.
This is the view you will get at the receiptionist. Notice the Penang Bridge on the left, and Queensbay Mall on the right. The Bukit Jambul Country Club’s golf course is also visible from here.
Looking to the left, there are a many bungalows along the small hill. They must cost at least a million or so.. landed property in Penang island is super expensive.. One of the units has a swimming pool, so nice.
The entrance to the event. Our night was themed ‘Masquerade Nite’ hence the special decoration.
A view within the ballroom, this is only about half a quarter of the ballroom’s total size. The lightings were superb, and each table had 2 balloons attached. Very nicely done.
The main stage, taken in the noon.
And how it looked like when the event was about to start. Disco lights were on, creating the party atmostphere. The emcee of the night was Michelle, who is actually a guy. You would mistake him as a lady if he didn’t talk. A hilarious personality, no wonder he was invited to host all our annual dinners.
Next was a series of dance performances by Cat Vogue, a group of professional performers who can dance really well! Notice their outfits are very skimpy too..
Oh my look how excited she got lol. And the girl behind her seems to be very unhappy about it
No pictures of the food served that night. See next picture for explanation.
The food sucks, big time. My friend’s expression explains it all lol. Thanks Quah for posing lol.
[tag]Yusoff Chong[/tag], a popular comedian notorious for immitating artistes and politicians made his way from Kuala Lumpur to the event. His impersonation of Tun Dr. Mahathir, Lim Keng Yaik and Samy Vellu left everyone in stitches. I recorded a video but it is more than 80mb.. Will find a way to post the video if possible..
[tag]Amy Search[/tag] was probably the most anticipated by everyone that entire night. Although at 49, he looked great and still remain as a favorite singer in Malaysia. His popularity recently is further boosted for being TV3′s Mentor winner, Fiq’s mentor. For those borned in the 80s, who can forget his hit song ‘Isabella’? I myself liked his ‘Kerja Gila’ in the 90s, a very catchy song. I have always thought that Amy Search is a cool guy judging from his appearance. Surprisingly he is a friendly and cheerful guy, who smiled a lot throughout his performance.
I was lucky to win a Pensonic Coffee Maker from the lucky draw. Besides that I was also given a half day replacement leave for having to work on that day. This couldn’t be a better reward, I will use it this Friday to get home early. Hahaha I didn’t expect I will get to avoid the traffic jam!