Budget 2022: Pre Budget 2022 Statement, Some Points to Ponder

Petronas Budget Expenses Government Financial Economy

It was reported in TheStar back in February 2021 that Petronas had contributed almost RM1.2 trillion since 1976 to the national budget income. In Budget 2020, the Government projected a one-off special dividend of RM30 billion from Petronas which represented 10% of the overall RM297 billion income. The question is how long Petronas can continue to contribute significantly to the national budget? Source: Petronas

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TV Shows 101: Reviewing Amazing Star Trek TV Series That I Have Watched – Part 3

star trek TV picard janeway

Star Trek: The Next Generation and Captain Jean Luc Pichard have been my type of Star Trek that I want to watch forever. It is almost a perfect Star Trek TV series combining great storytelling, memorable characters and special effects. Further Star Trek: The Next Generation crew was the only one that went to Day 1 of the “first contact”.

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Outbreak 2021: Deciphering Big Data From Ministry of Health

COVID19 Big Data Vaccination

As of 10th September 2021, the data from the various sources shows that Malaysia has achieved 52% of the population to be fully vaccinated which is quite close to the percentage achieved by United States (almost 53%). Statistic Source: Our World In Data.

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Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Sivaji’s Moving Yaar Antha Nilavu by MS Viswanathan 1965

Yaar Antha Nilavu Sivaji Ganesan Tamil Movie Santhi 1965

Santhi is a 1965 Indian Tamil movie directed by the famous A. Bhim Singh and starred by Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan. It is known for a particular song and the story behind it because the story was told by Maestro M. S. Viswanathan (MSV) himself. Image source: Youtube

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Water Pollution 2021: Two Water Disruption, Faster Recovery This Time

Water Treatment

One of the biggest headaches, whenever we have water disruption, is that once the water treatment plant starts working, it takes at least 2 days for the treated water to reach our homes.

The reason for the delay is due to the number of water treatment processes that need to be done before the water can be released to the end consumers. Those homes on hills like mine take even longer due to the lower water pressure. Image source: Dwyer

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World Affairs 101: The Great Tragic Loss of Beautiful Kabul to Taliban

Taliban Afghanistan Kabul Islamic Lashes

This happened as recent as April 2020 where the Taliban decided and lashed out 40 lashes at a helpless woman whose crime is only talking to a young man on the phone. And suddenly some like Hadi Awang decided that the Taliban have changed for the better. Image source: The Observers.

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Malaysian Government 2021: Unimpressive, Underperformed Cabinet Lineup

Cabinet Bloomberg Sabri

A snapshot from Bloomberg on Sabri’s “new” cabinet is very damaging because it is an important publication for foreign investors does not look good. One should note keywords like  “old baggage” and “not a promising beginning”. It is an opportunity missed to make a difference. Image source: Twitter Continue reading “Malaysian Government 2021: Unimpressive, Underperformed Cabinet Lineup”

Money 101: Best Things I Bought Via Online Shopping Part 2

online Leagoo M8 smartphone

Continuing with the best things that I have bought online, one of the best things that unfortunately did not last long is cheap China-made smartphones and smartphone covers.

One of the fine examples is Leagoo M8 smartphone which I bought online for RM263.20 and that was for a kill considering the phone’s specifications. In the end, I had to replace this phone as it got outdated and it had problems with the screen sensors. Image source: Mesramobile

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Gaming 101: Airline Manager 4 – Managing Brand New Airline

Airline Manager 4

Airline Manager 4 or AM4 is rather a simple managerial simulation game and yet it is addictive in a strange way. Simulation games that require planning, strategic moves and an eye on income and expenses had always synced with my interest in project management. Image source: AM4 Game Site

One of them is Sim City which puts the player in the seat of the mayor of a major city and another is FA Club Manager which puts the player in the seat of an English League football manager.

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TV Shows 101: Reviewing Amazing Star Trek TV Series That I Have Watched – Part 2

Star Trek The Next Generation Jean Luc Picard TV Series

Along with the Star Wars universal (and also The Matrix and The Marvel universes), the other one that made an impact on my real life has been Star Trek in particular Star Trek: The Next Generation and Captain Jean Luc Picard. Image source: Nerdist

There are lessons on leadership, empathy, scientific deduction, stress management, time management and crisis management in each of the episodes.

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