Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sleeping Positions (Tell Tale Signs?)

Reading the Relationship of a Man and Woman on the way they sleep. Interesting

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Cause of Fire, Glade Plug-In?

This was received from a friend in the home insurance business. It is well worth reading. This is one of those emails that if you didn't send it, rest assured someone on your list will suffer for not reading it. The original message was written by a lady whose brother and his wife learned a hard lesson this past week.

Their house burned down.... nothing left but ashes. They have good insurance so the home will be replaced and most of the contents. That is the good news. However, they were sick when they found out the cause of the fire.

The insurance investigator sifted through the ashes for several hours. He had the cause of the fire traced to the master bathroom. He asked her sister-in-law what she had plugged in the bathroom. She listed the normal things....curling iron, blow dryer. He kept saying to her, "No, this would be something that would disintegrate at high temperatures".

Then her sister-in-law remembered she had a Glade Plug-In in the bathroom.

The investigator had one of those "Aha" moments. He said that was the cause of the fire. He said he has seen more home fires started with the plug-in type room fresheners than anything else. He said the plastic they are made from is a THIN plastic. He also said that in every case there was nothing left to prove that it even existed.

When the investigator looked in the wall plug, the two prongs left from the plug-in were still in there. Her sister-in-law had one of the plug-ins that had a small night light built in it.. She said she had noticed that the light would dim and then finally go out. She would walk into the bathroom a few hours later, and the light would be back on again.

The investigator said that the unit was getting too hot, and would dim and go out rather than just blow the light bulb. Once it cooled down it would come on. That is a warning sign. The investigator said he personally wouldn't have any type of plug in fragrance device anywhere in his house. He has seen too many homes that have been burnt down due to them.

Letter from A Malaysian living in UK

I tried to point out that many Malaysians always convert and that is
why they say the UK is expensive. In fact, the cost of living is much
cheaper than in Malaysia.
In actual fact, Malaysians are being conned because for such a rich
and resource rich country, the pay in Malaysia is way too low compared
to the cost of living and inflation.

One good example is Singapore.
Singaporeans (average) earns around S$3000 to S$4000 and nearly
everything is half the price of Malaysia. Eg clothes, computer parts,
electronics etc.
But the average Malaysian still earns M$2000 plus and goods are double
the price of Singapore.

This is the same as the UK. If you earn around 2000 pounds, you can
liken this to the person earning RM$2000 in Malaysia. I'll give you
some examples below. Maybe you can understand.

1) Good terrace house
It is more or less the same. If you want a house in KL, it would most
probably be in Puchong and not Damansara Heights. So your house would
RM$200,000. In UK, you can get a decent new house in Zone 6 (still
within the tube) for 200,000 pounds.

If non London, you can get a nice house also for less than 200,000
pounds outside London. The same also applies to buying a house in
Seremban, Kajang etc. You can buy a nice house for RM200,000 below.
So buying a house is the same for the local and the Malaysian.

Renting a place is the same too or maybe cheaper than in Malaysia (I
am not sure of this). A 2-bedroom flat in London is about 750 pounds
(Zone 2).
500 pounds outside Zone 6 but still able to commute to London. A
2-bedroom house in Nottingham is 450 to 500 pounds. A 3-bedroom house
in Belfast is about 300 pounds.

2) A car
A good Wira is RM$55,000. Most Malaysians have to take 7-year loans
and be in debt all the time. If you are earning RM$2000 a month, you
take nearly 3 years saving the RM$2000 with not eating at all just to
buy a Wira.

In UK, the average local earns about 2000 pounds. He saves 3 months,
he can buy outright a good Ford Fiesta or a Vauxhall Corsa without
being in debt.

If buying a second hand car, even better. A 1990 Mercedes 190E cost
500 pounds. My 1996 Mercedes E220 cost 2000 pounds. My friend just
gave me his 1989 Honda Accord (Auto) for free because he said he could
only get 30 pounds for it. I used it for a few months and decided to
give it of for free too.
That alone speaks for itself.

Even if you are kuli or an office boy, you still can drive a Mercedes
or a BM. Yes, kuli's and office boy's get paid quite well.
Average temp/office boy in London can earn about 7 to 10 pounds and
hour. Overtime is 1.5 times or double. A brick-layer can earn 20
pounds an hour.
The same Indon who lays bricks in Malaysia earns RM$50 for the wholeday.

Before I became a doctor, I used to be an office boy and I earned near
300 pounds a week working about 70 hours a week.

My makan was 30 pounds a week.

My rent was 70 pounds a week for a room but I still drove a BMW back
then. I bought the 10-year old BMW 3 Series car for 200 pounds.Amazing
how an office boy can drive a safe and luxurious car.

3) Petrol.
For a UK person earning 2000 pounds, 80 pence a litre/gallon is
cheaper than RM$1.52 paid in Malaysia. If you don't convert, it is
like paying 80 sen a litre in Malaysia

4) Shopping
20 pounds (which is 1% of 2000 pounds) can buy you 1 week's worth of
groceries in Tesco.
RM$100 (which is 10% of RM$2000) can also buy you 1 week's worth of
groceries in Giant or Carrefour.

5) Utility Bills (This is what I pay in UK)

a. Virtually non-stop heating the whole day only 20 pounds a month.

(Only 1% of the 2000 pounds earned)
b. Electricity, I use my electricity maximum only 20 pounds a month.
(Only 1% of the 2000 pounds earned)
c. My water bill also comes to about 20 pounds a month (Only 1% of the
2000 pounds earned)
d. My internet - I get 2Mbps for about 25 pounds (Bulldog DSL) (Also
slightly above 1% of the 2000 pounds earned)
e. Astro Equivalent (NTL cable or Sky) - 30 pounds per month (Also
slightly above 1% of the 2000 pounds earned)

In Malaysia, this is what I used to pay
i. Tenaga Bill comes to RM$200 to RM300 a month with 3 air-cons. This
is more than 10% of the RM$2000 earned)
ii. Water (Puas) comes to RM$40 (This is about 2% of the RM$2000 earned)
iii. Astro RM$100 (if you take Chinese package) (This is about 5% of
the RM$2000 you earn)
iv. Internet Streamyx 512K RM 88 per month (This is about 5% of RM2000
you earn)

6) Books
A good book is about 10 to 15 pounds in the UK. This is less than 1%
of the 2000 pounds you earn. In Malaysia, you have to spend RM$75 to
RM$100 for a decent book in MPH or Kinokuniya in KLCC. This is about
5% of the RM$2000 ringgit you earn.

7) Education.
I think it is about RM$20,000 per year to do a degree in Sunway Monash
and about RM$12,000 per year to send your kid to UM, UKM, USM etc. I
am not sure about this.
But in UK, it is only 3000 pounds a year to send your kid to a great
university. The British are very unhappy that the grants have been
taken away.
Previously, it was virtually free for an English man to send his kid
to university but now, since the grant has been take away, he has to
spend 3000
pounds per year to send his kid to university and less money to get
drunk in the pub.

Well, if you are earning RM$2000 ringgit, sending your kid to UM to
study is quite difficult. If you are earning 2000 pounds per month,
you can easily send you kid to university in the UK.

8) Luxuries
Panasonic Plasma TV in Malaysia about RM20,000. If you are earning

RM$2000 a month, memang mahal! You have to save 2 years your monthly
salary to buy
it. In UK, the same Panasonic ironically, Panasonic plasma is made in
Japan and Japan is close to Malaysia, so the plasma should be cheaper
in Malaysia) is only 2000 pounds.

9) Health
NHS is free. Though the service is slow, quality is still there. You
still can get a top quality by-pass for free although you may have to
wait many
In Malaysia, IJN charges RM$30,000. SJMC charges RM$50,000. GH is free
but as many people know, GH and UH have clown doctors.

10) Assessments to local councils
I may pay high council tax but at least my council assures my streets
are clean and safe, got no holes (pot holes) on my roads, and they
jump and attend to me whenever I call them.
When I stayed in Malaysia, I paid my assessment and quite rent but
MPSJ I lived in Subang) told me to "podah" whenever I asked them to
come and fill up the pot holes, cut the long lalang, put street
lighting etc.

The councils, especially MPPJ and MPSJ, were more interested in eating
nasi lemak and going for 10 teh tariks in a day during office hours
and hardly did anything for their residents.

11) Income Tax
wasted. When I was unemployed in 1997, the government via social
security paid for my 2-bedroom flat for one whole year and I was given
about 100 pounds per week for me and my wife to live on.

I am happy to know that one day if I lose my job, I can still claim
social security and get my apartment paid and food to eat again for
free. It is a good security to know.

The list goes on. Here alone you can see, the sterling you earn goes a
long way in the UK. So your quality of life is far better in the UK
than a Malaysian in Malaysia.

It is just that Malaysians are just too content with what they have.
But you compare apple for apple.

The British just love to complain. They have it made but still they

love to complain. Nothing is good enough for the British. The
government gives the citizens so much but they still seem to want more
and more.


Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy

Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime

A man will pay $20 for a $10 item he needs.
A woman will pay $10 for a $20 item that she doesn't need.

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.

A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Final Maths Paper!

Bank ATM's Converted to Steal IDs of Bank Customers

Dear Frenz. BEWARE!
Bank ATM's Converted to Steal IDs of Bank Customers A team of organized criminals are installing equipment on legitimate bank ATM's in at least 2 regions to steal both the ATM card number and the PIN. The team sits nearby in a car receiving the information transmitted wirelessly over weekends and evenings from equipment they install on the front of the ATM (see photos). If you see an attachment like this, do not use the ATM and report it immediately to the bank using the 800 number or phone on the front of the ATM. The equipment used to capture your ATM card number and PIN are cleverly disguised to look like no rmal ATM equipment. A "skimmer" is mounted to the front of the normal ATM card slot that reads the ATM card number and transmits it to the criminals sitting in a nearby car. At the same time, a wireless camera is disguised to look like a leaflet holder and is mounted in a position to view ATM PIN entries. The thieves copy the cards and use the PIN numbers to withdraw thousands from many accounts in a very short time directly from the bank ATM.

Equipment being installed on front of existing bank card slot.

The equipment as it appears installed over the normal ATM bank slot.

The PIN reading camera being installed on the ATM is housed in an innocent looking leaflet enclosure.

The camera shown installed and ready to capture PIN's by looking down on the keypad as you enter your PIN

Face Mask Shortage During Haze (Malaysia)

Stealing from Padlocked Suitcase

Through a Rapist's Eyes

Through a Rapist's Eyes (No Joke)
A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:
1) The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair.Women with short hair are not common targets.
2) The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who's clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.
3) They also look for women on their mobile phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking, because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.
4) The time of day men are most likely to attack and rape woman is in the early morning, between 5 and 8:30 a.m.
5) The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location, where they don't have to worry about getting caught
6) Only 2% said they carried weapons because rape carries a 3 - 5 year sentence but rape with a weapon is 15 - 20 years.
7) If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn't worth it because it will be time-consuming.
8) These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas, or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands. Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you're not worth it.
9) Several defense mechanisms he taught us are: If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in a lift or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk, "I can't believe it is so old out here, we're in for a bad winter". Now you've seen their face and could identify them in a line-up, you lose appeal as a target.
10) If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell "Stop" or "Stay back!" Most of the rapists talked to said they'd leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

Better not to eat chicken anymore

Don't eat chicken sandwiches, no matter what.....

A little boy and a little girl attended the same
school and became friends. Every day they would sit together to eat their lunch. They discovered that they both brought chicken sandwiches every day! This went on all through the fourth and fifth grades, until one day he noticed that her sandwich wasn't a chicken sandwich.
He said, "Hey, how come you're not eating chicken, don't you like it anymore?" She said "I love it but I have to stop eating it." "Why?" he asked. She pointed to her lap and said "Cause I'm starting to grow little feathers down there!" "Let me see" he said. "Okay" and she pulled up her skirt. He looked and said, "That's right. You are! Better not eat any more chicken." He kept eating his chicken sandwiches until one day he brought peanut butter. He said to the little girl, "I have to stop eating chicken sandwiches, I'm starting to get feathers down there too!" She asked if she could look, so he pulled down his pants for her. She said "Oh, my God, it's too late for you!
You've already got the neck and the gizzards

7 don'ts after a meal

* Don't smoke- Experiment from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes (chances of cancer is higher).
* Don't eat fruits immediately - Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hr after meal or 1hr before meal.
* Don't drink tea - Because tea leaves contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be hardened thus difficult to digest.
* Don't loosen your belt - Loosening the belt after a meal will easily cause the intestine to be twisted & blocked.
* Don't bathe - Bathing will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs & body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach.
* Don't walk about - People always say that after a meal walk a hundred steps and you will live till 99. In actual fact this is not true. Walking will cause the digestive system to be unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake.
* Don't sleep immediately - The food we intake will not be able to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric & infection in our intestine.

Zapped by Stun Gun at PJ SS2 (Malaysia)


I just thought to let you know what my doctor told me recently. I don't think she was lying and neither am I, so please pass this forward on to your friends. Her clinic is in SS2 and you know how congested that place is. What happened was one morning a few months ago in broad daylight, a girl was getting into her car when a few men approached her with what looked like a torchlight. Quite harmless looking. They pressed the torchlight onto her back and immediately she went very limp and became as white as paper. To cause further injury so she won't be able to fight back, they slashed her thigh with a parang and they sped away in her car. There were many people around that time and they quickly took her to the nearest clinic which was my doctor's clinic. There were two doctors at that time and they managed to stitch up her wound but the girl remained pulse-less and still pale as paper.
No pulse, no BP (blood pressure). Just like dead. My doctors were confused how can one wound on the thigh make the girl almost like dead? They managed to revive her and safe her life. I guess my doctors did some research or asked around because she told me what actually happened was that the girl was made unconscious by the torchlight equipment. It's not torchlight but it's actually a high voltage weapon. I forgot how many watt she mentioned. 1000?Anyway, it was very high and can kill a person by electrocution. It seems that the weapon is from China. It's not rampant yet in Malaysia, but with this thing, a person can rob, rape, kill, kidnap, and practically do anything to you. My doctor said that if the girl weren't taken to the clinic immediately she would have died because there was no pulse on her. So please just beware of your surrounding, if anybody is lurking around with a torchlight-thingy or approach you, just scream or whatever. Run away. Well, better to be embarrassed than ZAPPED, right?Take care, don't get fried. And I'm serious about this it really happened