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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Advantages of drinking water in the morning

Spotted in one of the dining areas in Google Singapore in Asia Square is this poster about the advantages fo drinking water in the morning, listed below:

#5 - Drinking water on an empty stomach purifies the colon making it easier to absorb nutrients.

#4 - Increases the production of new blood and muscle cells

#3 - Helps with weight loss. Drinking at least 16 onces of chilled water can boost your metabolism by 24% in the morning.

#2 - Glowing skin. Water helps to purge toxins from the blood which help keeps your skin glowing and clear.

#1 - Balances your lymph system. These glands help you perform your daily functions, balances your body fluids, and fight infection.

drink water spotted in Google Singapore
Drink water spotted in Google Singapore

Review: Amos Apparel Alteration Service

There are altogether 4 apparel alteration services in Petaling Jaya that I know of, a young man running his Kelana Jaya Apparel Alteration Service on the 5 foot way of Jalan SS6/5A, then the Giant Kelana Jaya Apparel Alteration Service inside Giant Hypermarket, a stall offering alteration service at the Damansara Uptown Food Court that seemed to be always closed, and finally, the newly opened Amos Apparel Alteration and Repair Service along Jalan SS21/39.

Been trying to get the tear in my cargo pants repaired. Kelana Jaya Apparel Alteration Service said he couldn't do it because he just have a simple Singer sewing machine and could not do zig-zag stitching. Giant Kelana Jaya Apparel Alteration Service charged too much. Thus I was most happy when Amos Apparel Alteration and Repair Service offered to do it (straight stitching, no need zig-zag) at half of what Giant Kelana Jaya Alteration Service wanted. Only snag, they are so busy you can't get it done within a day. They gave a card and said will send SMS when ready for collection. I am in no hurry so that is fine with me.

Update: Finally, after 3 days, got the pants back. It was more than what I initially was told but still cheaper than what it would have cost me had I given it to the Giant stall. It was a good job done, so very satisfied.

Amos Apparel Alteration Collection Card

Friday, October 17, 2014

Review: Sony Mobile service and support

A message from someone I know:

So Sony Mobile MY said last week that "we'll call you back by Thursday (latest)" that was YESTERDAY and guess what, nobody calls... so I called them today (Friday) and their response to my complaint... "your replacement has been approved... BUT we do not have stock and don't know when we will get new stock", so I asked, "am I supposed to wait indefinitely" to which they professionally answered "YES"

So I call the Sony outlet in KLCC and enquired if they have stock, they said "Yes, we do"

Update: Further development "Sony Mobile MY called me last Friday @3pm and informed me that they had checked and stock for my phone would arrive on 29th Oct and they would require a "few days" after that to check and confirm that the phone was OK before releasing the phone to me. When I asked why 29th Oct when their KLCC outlet had stock, their reply was "our logistics are already closed for Deepavali"

I basically told them that I would not accept their explanation and requested to speak to a manager or supervisor and was put on hold. A few minutes later, a lady (I assume it was a manager or supervisor) attends to me and says "you can pick your phone up after 5pm today).

I subsequently collected the phone the following day.

I'm glad it's over for now and I seriously think Sony Malaysia has a long way to go when it comes to customer service."

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cre8tiv Robotix @ Tropicana City Mall

There is a shop (school?) teaching children robotics. It is not exactly Damansara Utama (Uptown) but just next to it. But it is not cheap at RM70 for 1 lesson walk-in and RM250 for 4 days.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Best pharmacy in Damansara Uptown?

There are many pharmacies in Damansara Uptown. Along Jalan SS21/37, there are altogether 5 pharmacies - AA Pharmacy, Farmasi Utama (wholesale and retail), Caring Pharmacy, Guardian Pharmacy. and Uptown Pharmacy. Along Jalan SS21/39, there is the Big Pharmacy and along Jalan SS21/60 there is Axiana Pharmacy.

Which one is the best? Well if you are price sensitive, AA Pharmacy should win hands down. You wouldn't find better prices anywhere else.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Whatsapp telephone number to check towed vehicles location

With more and more cars on the roads and popular destinations like Damansara Uptown packed with cars but with insufficient roadside car park bays, motorists have resorted to illegal and double-parking. It is not uncommon that when car driver return to the illegally parked cars, he is met with an empty space, car missing.

What may have happened is the illegally parked car got towed away by authorities or the police or even stolen. Motorists in such situation now can resort to messaging 016-666 3255 using WhatsApp or Telegram. If the car had been towed, the motorist will then know what he had done wrong, the penalty as well as the location of the towed car together with a map.

Towed cars are towed to either Jinjang, Sri Hartamas or new Jalan Galloway storage depot. Abandoned cars will be towed to Salak South.

Sate Kajang Haji Samuri wins Award

Satay Kajang Haji Samuri which has a branch in Uptown has won the Star People's Food Award making it the undisputed satay king. Satay Kajang Haji Samuri Uptown is only one of Haji Samuri Juraimi's 19 shops spread around the Klang Valley and also have a branch in Port Dickson.

Haji Samuri's satay is famous for it generous chunks of meat plus higher proportion of lean meat to fat. While its satay peanut sauce is already very tasty, many like to add chilli oil which comes with the peanut sauce for a bigger kick.