Nee Sern is...

really really sleepy

Friday, January 23, 2009

If you need make up services...

If you are looking for professional make up services by a friendly and skilled make up artist, look no further than Elaine Lee. She has services for:

  1. Dinner make-up and hairdo
  2. Bridal make-up and hairdo(morning and night)
  3. Photography
  4. Personal Make-up Classes
On top of that, Elaine is also a Certified Image Consultant from SWET Advancement Centre. Hence, she is also able to offer the following services:
  1. Personal Image Consultation - New !
  2. Image /Grooming/Etiquette Classes - New!
  • The Wonders of Colors and U
  • Inner and Outer Beauty
  • Dine with pride
  • Business Etiquette
  • Dress to Impress
  • Many more...
Elaine is contactable via email: 

elsf AT yahoo DOT com

Thursday, January 15, 2009

In support of telco towers?

Something tells me the writer of this article works in the telco industry :D

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wood borers

I have some wood borers in my house... I have no clue what to do except to do some extermination and get rid of the infested portion. 

It requires some minor construction work... I hope everything can be settled quickly!

Friday, January 09, 2009

applying for streamyx

How difficult can it be to apply for Streamyx? Very, as I am now experiencing...

It all started when I went to Carrefour's Streamyx agent to apply for the Streamyx Combo package. All fine and dandy then. I didn't need to pay for anything, just needed to fill in the form and wait. That was in 2008. 

One entire week later with no feedback from either the agent or TM, I decided to call TM's customer service line, and found out that there was some mix up with my records and the application was rejected.

*TULAN fact 1: Why didn't anybody call me!!?!?!?!?!?*

Anyway, I was advised to visit TMPoint center, so I had to sacrifice 2 hours of lunch time to go to the DU center and register myself. OK, all fine here. No issues on the phone line application. Everything went smoothly, and the phone line was setup the next morning. Now, all I needed to do was to wait for the Streamyx.

Here's where the confusion begins. A total of 4 different people called me up asking me if I subscribed to Streamyx. To all 4, I said the same thing. Yes I applied for Streamyx. They all asked me for user name. I gave them all user names. They all said that they will get the application done for me. None of them called me back.

*TULAN fact 2: Why isn't TM and TMNet talking to each other about my application records and status?!?!?!?!!?!*

Anyway, I just called back one of those 4 people and even there the person said they don't know what's happening and have no records of my phone number or my user name. I was advised to wait until later in the day for them to call me back. Yeahh right. As if they will call me back.

*TULAN fact 3: Why no standard operating procedure for these things???!?!! Why do I have to call and chase and find out so many problems?!!??!*

Streamyx... it's the fact that it's the only ADSL provider, so I apply for it. Otherwise, I would have gone with Maxis Broadband instead... KNS!!!

Thursday, January 08, 2009


I like this blog posting here because it really touches on an issue that interests me: taxi drivers and their "no meter" charges...

The author seems to think that it is we who shortcharge honest meter-using drivers, instead of those unscrupulous no-meter-drivers who overcharge us.

But I believe the crux of the matter lies in the system, which encourages ali-baba rent seeking middlemen with connections to earn sweatless money while the poor taxi drivers have to resort to penny pinching and deceitful practices just to make a living.

The system has to be revamped. For that to happen, the government agencies and the executive has to change too. There is no short cut.

One method I propose is to continue insisting to pay by the meter. Let the taxi drivers suffer for a while. Soon they will have no choice but to discontinue driving taxis because it actually costs them more money to rent the taxi compared to the amount of money they rake in daily. The taxi transportation system then collapses because there are no longer taxis on the road. The middleman companies go bust because nobody wants to rent taxis from them. Soon the government will realize that this system is no good for anyone at all. They might then get rid of the middleman companies, and legislate reasonable increases in taxi charges.

Monday, January 05, 2009

back to work...

it's certainly difficult getting back to work after the long breaks in December and the excitement of moving and unpacking... and less than 3 weeks from now we will be celebrating CNY :D

you tell me lah, how to work like this?

Friday, January 02, 2009

happy 2009

Yes, the new year has come. 2008 passed by relatively quickly, and 2009 has emerged anew. It's time to seek new opportunities and new options in life.

Here's to a productive new year!