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Saturday, 6 December 2008

Hello, you have reached... please press...

Don't you hate it when you call a company and an automated voice comes on? The worst offenders are telcos and banks, you go round and round and in the end you hang up in total frustration.

I was wondering what it would be like when you call some of the biggest companies around. (The following is completely fictitious! It bears no resemblance to any businesses, organisations or political parties, past or present; dead or alive.)


Hello, United Malawi Nature Organisation. If you know the extension, please key in the four digits now, Otherwise please press

1 for Ketuanan Malawi and master-slave relationship information

2 for courses on money politics

3 for Umno faction A

4 for Umno faction B

5 for Class F contracts

6 for APs

7 for membership

8 to recommend someone for ISA award

Or press zero for the operator.


Hello, you've reach the Marcedonia Chinese Associates. If you know the extension, please press the number now. Otherwise please press

1 for Ong faction

2 for Chua faction

3 for Chinese education

4 for help with hawker licences, runaways, Ah Longs and domestic violence

5 for admissions to UTAR and KTAR

6 for appeal letters to public universities

7 for membership

8 for Ling faction

Or press zero for the operator.


Hello, you've reach the Sabahan Primate Protection Party or SAPPP. If you know the extension, please press the number now. Otherwise please press

1 for Stay-in-BN faction

2 for Get-out-of-BN faction

3 for Sabah nationalism

4 to report phantom voters

5 to report illegal Filipinos and Indonesians

6 for membership

Or press zero for the operator.

Hello, you've reach the Maldaven Indiana Company. If you know the extension, please press the number now. Otherwise please press

1 for the latest wig design and prices

2 for rebranding uniforms and information

3 for latest scrap metal prices

4 for information on highway tolls

5 to report Hindraf supporters

6 to report illegal temples

7 for visa permits for temple workers

8 to report gangster activities

Or press zero for the operator.


Of course there are many other companies that are worthy for mention here, but I just don't have the patience to listen to these automated voices!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Kalendar Persekolahan 2009

Kumpulan A

Penggal

Cuti dan Hari Persekolahan

Mula

Akhir

Hari

I

Hari Persekolahan

04.01.2009

29.01.2009

20

Hari Persekolahan

01.02.2009

26.02.2009

20

Hari Persekolahan

01.03.2009

12.03.2009

10

Cuti Pertengahan Penggal

13.03.2009

21.03.2009

9

Hari Persekolahan

22.03.2009

31.03.2009

8

Hari Persekolahan

01.04.2009

30.04.2009

22

Hari Persekolahan

03.05.2009

28.05.2009

20

Cuti Pertengahan Tahun

29.05.2009

13.06.2009

16

II

Hari Persekolahan

14.06.2009

30.06.2009

13

Hari Persekolahan

01.07.2009

31.07.2009

22

Hari Persekolahan

02.08.2009

20.08.2009

15

Cuti Pertengahan Penggal

21.08.2009

29.08.2009

9

Hari Persekolahan

30.08.2009

31.08.2009

2

Hari Persekolahan

01.09.2009

30.09.2009

22

Hari Persekolahan

01.10.2009

29.10.2009

21

Hari Persekolahan

01.11.2009

19.11.2009

15

Cuti Akhir Tahun

20.11.2009

02.01.2010

44

Jumlah

288

Jumlah Hari Persekolahan Termasuk Cuti Am

210

Jumlah Hari Cuti Penggal

78



Kumpulan B

Penggal

Cuti dan Hari Persekolahan

Mula

Akhir

Hari

I

Hari Persekolahan

05.01.2009

30.01.2009

20

Hari Persekolahan

01.02.2009

27.02.2009

20

Hari Persekolahan

01.03.2009

13.03.2009

10

Cuti Pertengahan Penggal

14.03.2009

22.03.2009

9

Hari Persekolahan

23.03.2009

31.03.2009

7

Hari Persekolahan

01.04.2009

30.04.2009

22

Hari Persekolahan

01.05.2009

29.05.2009

21

Cuti Pertengahan Tahun

30.05.2009

14.06.2009

16

II

Hari Persekolahan

15.06.2009

30.06.2009

12

Hari Persekolahan

01.07.2009

31.07.2009

23

Hari Persekolahan

03.08.2009

21.08.2009

15

Cuti Pertengahan Penggal

22.08.2009

30.08.2009

9

Hari Persekolahan


31.08.2009

1

Hari Persekolahan

01.09.2009

30.09.2009

22

Hari Persekolahan

01.10.2009

29.10.2009

22

Hari Persekolahan

02.11.2009

20.11.2009

15

Cuti Akhir Tahun

21.11.2009

03.01.2010

44

Jumlah

288

Jumlah Hari Persekolahan Termasuk Cuti Am

210

Jumlah Hari Cuti Penggal

78

Kumpulan A

Kumpulan B


  • Kedah
  • Kelantan
  • Terengganu
  • Perlis
  • Pulau Pinang
  • Perak
  • Selangor
  • Negeri Sembilan
  • Melaka
  • Johor
  • Pahang
  • Sabah
  • Sarawak
  • Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
  • Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan
  • Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

and the moon smiles.....


Keajaiban bulan 'senyum': Luar biasa. Kelihatan bulan sabit dan planet Musytari serta Zuhrah menyerupai muka orang tersenyum atau bulan 'senyum' yang boleh kelihatan bermula kira-kira jam 8 malam tadi. Kejadian luar biasa astronomi itu berlaku lima tahun sekali.