Friday, September 24, 2010
My colleague who stayed near my house was one of the first 100 who installed. Maxis gave him a free caricature of the whole family with a beautiful frame.
This is great touch to an already great fiber broadband package. The cost is RM118/month for a 6Mbps. We get free phone call to maxis fixed lines, 500 free minutes to any maxis mobile number (012) and 200 free minutes to IDD calls to USA, SG, China. This is very good news for me because that means I can take teleconferences from home at zero cost.
Before this fiber thingy, my internet (also with maxis) cost RM88/month for a 2Mbps DSL line and I have to pay a RM25/month for the phone rental. That means, my monthly bill is about RM113/month. Now, with just an additional RM5/month, I get 3 TIMES the speed and free phone call. How great is that?
Friday, September 17, 2010
Bought it in Robinson, Chiangmai, at around RM138.. Not sure how much the same pair would cost in KL. Any idea, elifesl?
My Bata busted after less than a year! They don't make Bata like they used to and this Bata wasn't cheap. RM60 per pair!
So since I have some allowance and since I read so much about Croc, I don't mind trying. I hope it is worth it!
Monday, September 13, 2010
My sister just 'lost' RM5,000 (about USD$1600) for nothing. So for the readers of my previous post who thinks that we are being paranoid when I blogged about my maid, think again. It's not about being paranoid - it's about being careful with our 'investment'. You would too, if you have paid RM5,000 in advance.
Not only that, my sister was fined RM300 by the immigration department for losing the maid and if she decides to get a replacement, the agency would charge an addition RM2,000 for the immigration fee to bring a new maid. They will waive the agency fee (part of the RM5,000 she paid). After all the drama, she decided not to get one.
There is something wrong with our system!
Was it a surprise to her? No. Her maid was very inquisitve when she first came. In her first 5 days, she asked a lot of questions like house address, can she make a call to her family. She was also pretty sloppy at her work even though my sister was patient in teaching her - and at times - was even keeping an eye close. We could tell that her heart is not to do work here in Malaysia. She probably had this planned all along. My sister didn't give her the keys to the house, which probably explained how they managed to keep her for 12 days. If she has access to the keys, I think she would be gone on the second day.
There is also a psychological trauma here - what happen if she ran away with my sister's 1 year old son?
What everyone says is true - it all depends on luck - whether you get one that is good or one with an intention to screw you over.
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