Thursday, November 23, 2006

Photo Gallery - Cakes

Friday, November 10, 2006

Good service

Good service is fast becoming an oxymoron in Malaysia. Sales assistants in malls are always ready to tell one "No stock" because they're too lazy to check. Or worse, can't understand what you're trying to tell them. Vendors are not required to give you quality service or product for premium prices.

I took these photos a few months ago when I had to park my car at an outdoor parking space in the city. RM3.00 per entry is a good deal in the city so I drove in.

I had to go through this to get a parking space. Unpaved, uneven roads. Fortunately, it hadn't rained that day. Even then, I reminded myself that it was RM3.00 per entry. It is RM4.00 per entry at the car park near Pudu market!

Then the final insult when I went to pay the parking:

On the other side of the board, the rates were "clearly stated" (according to the cashier). Sorry, my "old" camera can't pick up the details. The rates was something like RM5.00 per entry if you park before 6am. 7am - 9 am was RM6.00, 9am - 11.00am was RM5.00, etc, etc. RM3.00 was only if you parked from 7pm onwards. Nope, that wasn't what I saw when I was going to drive in!

The last time I passed that place, the A4 size sheet of paper has now been pasted on the other side of the board too. Perhaps Superman will be able to tell me the parking rates before I turn in next time. Oh, no more next time!


Been a while since I've written a post. Been really busy as well with cake orders, especially in the weekends. To see latest photos go to my Mama Min blog. Tonight, with a bit of time at hand, I backed up my phone info and found these gems. Some housekeeping...

It was the 7th lunar month. The shop which sells Taoist prayer items were busy preparing for the Ghost Festival. They make beautiful paper horses. I've been wanting to take photos for some time but can't seem to remember to bring my camera. So had to make do with my phone camera. Also, I was trying to be discreet lah. I shall bring along my camera and ask for permission to take proper photos next time. This is an art form!

There is no escaping the portable computer games! Recently McDonald's gave out these toys with their Happy Meals. I really can't stand children playing Gameboys and other such games when in the company of other people or at mealtimes, as I've blogged recently. It's really teaching children to be anti-social. This is the only time (when they got the game) that they played at the dining table.

Laura's classmate celebrated her 6th birthday with a Princess themed party at McD. I forgot my camera! So, had to make do with my dinky phone camera...

Adam is a joker... He spotted our helper's glasses lying on the table so he put them on.

He looks so grown up! Then he gets hold of other glasses and did this:

One of the features in the new Tesco Ampang is an indoor play area. RM3 per child for unlimited play, with a Jump Castle, small playground and some toys. The maintenance of the place is highly suspect as can be seen by the number of flattened balls in the ball pit.

I have also seen broken parts of swings and playhouses chucked under the slides. Hmmph!

And the rides? EXPENSIVE! An average of RM1.50 per ride.

Today, Adam and I went bowling and we made friends with some people who were also bowling in the next lane. The little boy is also named Adam, almost the same age. They were very amused to share the same name and kept calling each other.

I had to grab some groceries at Tesco after bowling. Poor Adam was soooooo tired...