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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tip: How to catch a house fly

House flies are pesky creatures and prone to spreading harmful thing via their legs which pick up harmful things when they land on dog poo etc. And they have compound eyes which are extremely good at detecting motion. That is why flies are especially jumpy creatures that take off at the slightest (reference: WHAT DO FLIES SEE OUT OF THEIR COMPOUND EYE?)

So how do you catch a fly? Here is how I do it. Because they are so good at detecting motion, don't try to catch them while they are flying. Wait for them to settle on a surface then place your palm horizontally on both sides of the fly and very slowly approach. When you are close enough, quickly slap your palms together. The fly will try to escape vertically but because your palms are already very close and slammed closed together it will be too late for the fellow and it will get squashed between your palm.

Then just dispose of it into the rubbish bin and go wash your hands with soap and running water.

coconut broom
There is another way if you don't want to use your hands. Go buy a coconut broom (see picture at left). Also go buy those gooey sticky stuff for trapping rats. Get a stick, dip it into the can of sticky rat trap, pull it and you will get a long thin tube of glue. Twirl it round the stick and stick the free end into something to hold the stick vertical. Once a fly land on it, it will be stuck unable to fly away.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Coming soon: Kemaman Kopitiam

Kemaman Kopitiam logo
Damansara Uptown's Kemaman Kopitiam which is located along Jalan SS21/60 just beside the Uptown Police Station will soon move to a new location. It will be located along Jalan SS21/39.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Uptown Basement Carpark and Boutique Shoping Mall

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Uptown Phase 2 basement carpark

Proposed Project:

Project Proposal Phase 3 comprising a basement carpark of 2 floors, Basement 3 and Basement 2 in a building for a shopping complex (Phase 4)

Cadangan Projek:
Cadangan pembangunan Fasa 3 yang mengandungi sebuah tempat letak kereta dua tingkat besmen 3 dan besmen 2 pada sebahagian bangunan kompleks membeli-belah (Fasa 4) di atas Lot PT. 207 daripada cadangan pembangunan komersil (Pangsapuri servis, pejabat dan kompleks membeli-belah) di atas Lot PT. 207, PT208 dan Lot 73, Jalan SS21/60, Damansara Utama, Mukim Sungai Buloh, Daerah Petaling, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan untuk Tetuan Damansara Uptown Retail Sdn. Bhd. dan Dutamasa Sdn. Bhd.

Pemilik bangunan (Building owner): Damansara Uptown Retail Centre Sdn. Bhd., 1201D Level 12, Tower D, Uptown 5, 5 Jalan SS21/39, Damansara Uptown, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Tel: 03-77295933 Fax: 03-77283636

Akitek (Architect): DES Architect, D-2-10 Ritze Perdana Business Centre, Jalan PJU 8/2. Bandar Damansara Perdana, 47820 Darul Ehsan, Tel: 03-7710 9970 Fax: 03-77107970

Jurutera Struktur (Structural Engineer): G&P Structures Sdn. Bhd., Wisma G&P, 41-3 Jalan 3/146, Bandara Tasik Selatan, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: 03-9058 3119 Fax: 03-90584118

Jurutera M&E (M&E Engineer): MEG Consult Sdn. Bhd., No. 23-2 Jalan PJU5/21, The Strand, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Tel: 61423228 Fax: 03-61426228

Jurukur Bahan (Quantity Surveyor): Jurukur Bahan FPS Sdn. Bhd., Unit 11-1-2 Jalan 4/101C, Cheras Business Center, Batu 5, Jalan Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-91318787 Fax: 03-91318759

Kontraktor (Contractor): Bauer (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Unit 506 Blk G, Phileo Damansara, 3 Jalan 16/11, off Jalan Damansara, 46350 Petaling Jaya. Tel 02-79569365 Fax: 02-79569580

Kontraktor (Contractor): Excellent Builders & Development Sdn. Bhd., No. 26, 28 & 30 Jalan Tembaga SD5/2C Sri Damansara Industrial Park, Kepong, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Tel: 03-62773466 Fax: 03-62772466

Rujukan Pelan Bangunan (Building plan reference): MBPJ/120100/T/P10/958/2012
Tarikh Lulus (Approval date): 19 Julai 2012

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sounds and Flavours of Venezuela

If you are the type who love variety especially variety of food, here is your chance to get a taste or more of Venezuela cuisine. The Venezuelan Embassy will be organising a cultural and gastronomic festival titled the "Sounds and Flavours of Venezuela" at the Pavilion Mall Kuala Lumpur on April 22 to 27. It will be a preamble of the 9th Venezuelan Week 2014.

At the event you can sample a range of typical Venezuelan food such as the 'Pebellon Criollo', a traditional dish of exquisite combination of shredded beef, white rice and black beans and the 'Asado Caraqueno', a delicious staple food of Venezuelan cuisine made of beef coated with a sweet dark sauce filled with flavour and irresistible aroma.

But you will get more than food. Apart from that, the festival will feature Venezuelan dance and music all week long with live music on April 25 and 'Salsa Brava Night' on April 27.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

How to detect phishing email without opening it.

Despite many reminders from banks to customers to be alert to phishing emails, many are still falling for scams and getting their bank information compromised.

Today received such an email which escaped the spam folder and ended up in the Inbox supposedly from Maybank with the subject "Final verification: Your M2U account has been compromised"

Wary of opening the email to check. Hovering the mouse over the message, I noticed a "magnifying glass icon". Hovering direct over the "magnifying icon" a tool-tip/popup appeared which reads "search for messages from this sender" (see screenshot below). Good, I need to find out if there were other messages from this sender.

searching for messages from sender in Yahoo mail

The search revealed that there was only 1 message from this sender and it was from:"". Thus suspicions confirmed. This is definitely not Maybank. But just how did this scammer obtained a .edu email? Was that a compromised email address?

NOTE: If you are using Gmail, all you need to do is to hover the mouse over the sender and the sender email will be revealed and you can easily tell if the email is genuinely from the bank it said it is from.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Dyson cyclone vacuum cleaner operating manual

Bought the Dyson DC39 Multi-floor vacuum cleaner from Visionary Solutions Sdn. Bhd., the sole distributor of Dyson cyclone vacuum cleaners, bladeless fans, dryer and heaters. Actually, Dyson vacuum cleaners can also be bought in Damansara Uptown, namely at Corvan Technology Sdn. Bhd along Jalan SS21/62.

Unfortunately lost the operating manual and Visionary Solutions was unable to get a replacement for me. Fortunately managed to download it from the Manuals Library and let me embed it below in case you too wants a copy:

Aeon Store prices nuts seeds dried fruits

Bought some nuts, seeds and dried fruits from the Aeon Store (Aeon Supermarkiet) at One Utama and below I tabulate its prices for future reference:

Item Price per 100 gram
Raw almonds RM 7.99
Dried figs RM 4.99
Large raisins RM 3.99
Dried olives RM 2.59
Dried tomato RM 2.59
Small resins RM 2.09
Dried ginger RM 1.39