Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Keretapi Sarong - Sat Feb 25 Meeting Point

Here's the venue.

If you happen to be in Kuala Lumpur this Saturday and riding the LRT, you might be pleasantly surprised by a flood of colors of people in sarong. That could be quite delightful, I am sure.

Read more about the Keretapi Sarong activity in Kuala Lumpur this Saturday.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Looking for Hand held massage tools?

Have you heard of Theracane? Me neither, before I looked up on it. The Theracane is a therapeutic massager, a hand held massage tool that applies pressure to treat muscle dysfunction. It is a cane-like tool with strategically-placed balls for effective full-body massage.

The Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager from the Body Back Company is a popular hand held massage tool that has gained recognition from massage therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists. This model, with 11 therapy knobs, stimulates in-between muscles and pinpoints trigger points for a more finely-tuned treatment. It is handheld massage tools like this Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager that enable muscle dysfunction and discomfort to be able to be treated and relieved at home.

The Body Back Company, the self massage tool experts, offers the most versatile and effective hand held massage tools available at affordable prices. They stand behind every product one hundred percent in tandem with upholding the highest standards in their customer service. Their range of top quality products include hand-held massagers, massage balls, massage rollers, and massage accessories. Their product line has expanded significantly and they are always introducing new products, so do check back regularly for new products.

The Body Back Company website is easy to navigate to browse through or locate the product(s) you are looking for. To help you get started, take a look at their Featured products. If you are looking for massage tools for your feet, two products currently featured, among others, are the Amazing Wood Foot Roller and the Foot Roller & Porcupine Massage Ball. Now is a good time to order these products as Featured products are now offered at a much-discounted price. If you are a Yoga practitioner, the Body Back Lift for the headstand may interest you. This featured product is now priced at $79 helping you realize a saving of $40.95!

Further discounts are available if you order Massager Bundles that include two items bundled together for a deeper discount. Check them out, you will be amazed at their incredible prices!

Don't just take my word for it about the products being top quality, read the Testimonials from their satisfied customers. The Body Back Company - recommended by thousands of chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists around the world!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

EPF declares 10-year high dividend of 6%

Malaysians who contribute to the EPF (Employee Provident Fund) would be happy to note that the dividend declared for last year is 6%, an increase of 0.2% over that of last year's.

From The Star:

PETALING JAYA The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Board has declared a dividend rate of 6%, the highest in the last 10 years, for the financial year ending Dec 31 2011.

In a statement on Sunday, EPF said the rate, an increase of 20 basis points over the 5.80% paid out in 2010, translates to a total of RM24.47bil being distributed to its members.

"The year 2011 marks another commendable achievement for the EPF.

"Despite the challenging investment landscape, it was the strongest performance since the year 2001 that affirms our long term and prudent investment strategy combined with continuous efforts by our investment team," said EPF chairman Tan Sri Samsudin Osman.

The dividend payout of the RM24.47bil was derived after deducting net impairment allowance on financial assets, investment expenses, operating expenditures, statutory charges and dividend on withdrawals, representing an increase of 13.23 per cent compared to RM21.61bil recorded in 2010.

EPF also posted a gross investment income of RM27.24 billion, up 13.18% from 2010.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

How to improve water quality of your mineral spa

Here in Malaysia, condo-living has gained popularity as land becomes scarce in urban areas and security of family and property takes precedence. With increased condo-living, more and more people have easier access to swimming pools and spas.

Unfortunately, not everyone is able to swim in swimming pools or soak in hot tubs that are normally treated with the usual harmful chemicals including Bromine, Chlorine and Biguanide. Hot tub rash from the latter can be a result of poisonous chemicals in the water.

If you have your own swimming pool or salt water hot tub, you can now choose to have clean, healthy, chemical-free water for your facilities. Ever heard of a company called Clarity Water Products? They are water treatment professionals, specializing in chemical-free water treatment systems and products. The provide natural hot tub chemicals that are healthy alternatives to the hot tub chemicals normally sold for hot tub maintenance.

What Clarity Water Products specializes in are home water filtration systems that remove unwanted chemicals from city water as well as filtration system for well water for the entire house.

For the spa, their mineral spa outperforms the regular salt water hot tub and at a fraction of the cost. The best prices that customers are able to enjoy is attributable to the company being the manufacturers of the products they supply. In addition to best prices, customers will also be guaranteed quality and experience no other company will be able to provide.

Clarity Water Products are experts in maintaining and improving water without using harmful chemicals. Their natural hot tub maintenance products make hot water soft, safe and comfortable. The superior filtration systems remove unwanted contaminants and condition your water to provide you with quality of water akin to that found in mountain-fresh spring water. No more worries about exposure to toxic chemicals.

All their products are backed by a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee. There is nothing like good health, so be good to yourself but surrounding yourself in healthier water, quality water without comprising your health or your budget.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bill to raise retirement age in private sector

The Bill to raise the retirement age of employees in the private sector is in the final stages of drafting, according to The Malaysian Insider.

At the moment, there is no mandatory retirement age set for the private sector, unlike the public sector. Under the proposed law, the retirement age for private sector employees will be raised from 55 to 60 years and they may be given a four-year extension if their services are further required.

Source: Bill to raise private sector retirement age in final drafting stage

Further update: Thursday, June 14, 2012
Minimum Retirement age Bill tabled for first reading

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A San Francisco airport shuttle service to try out

For a first-time traveller to a city, any city, it is always reassuring to know that one is able to get around the city or at least be able to get from the airport (when you arrive) to your destination with minimum or no hassle. Reliable airport shuttle contributes significantly to a city's hospitality factor enhancing a visitor's travel experience.

If you are visiting San Francisco for the first time, or on a revisit, you might be pleased to know that getting to San Francisco City area is now easier with the American Airporter Shuttle. Their san francisco airport shuttle can pick you up from SFO airport and take you to your destination in the city or help you get to the SFO airport in time for your flight.

American Airporter Shuttle is a ground transportation service in Northern California that provides door-to-door service to and from your home, hotel, or office - including sfo airport shuttle service. They specialize in prompt, courteous service at very competitive rates. Their fleet of vehicles include top of the line and their drivers, experienced and reliable.

In addition to sfo shuttle transportation, they also offer Site Seeing Tours. Going on a Site Seeing tour is an ideal way to see all the major sites of a city and San Francisco has plenty of tourist sites and attractions. The flexibility of a small van can bring you driving by the Golden Gate Bridge, visit Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, Seal Rock, or Lombard Street. The drivers at American Airporter Shuttle will be happy to make suggestions or you can direct the tour! This is an excellent value at the competitive rates they offer for group tours.

Making your reservation is easy. You can go online on their website or call them. Their office is open 24 hours every day of the week. Their rates are among the best at $17 per person, additional passengers $10 with prior reservation. Major credit cards are accepted.

Their Cancellation Policy is accommodating, If you have a change in your travel plans and would need to cancel your reservation, you will get your refund for any reservation when you cancel with a minimum six hours notice prior to the pickup time. Refunds usually show to your account within 30 days.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

MAS flights in and out of Heathrow to be retimed due to poor weather

The Star reported that Heathrow Airport cancelled 30% of its flights Sunday to cope with heavy snowfall overnight and possible freezing fog at Europe's busiest passenger air hub.

The airport has worked out a revised flight schedule for Sunday with all airlines to minimise disruption caused to passengers by the poor weather as a result of heavy overnight snowfall.

Two MAS flights affected include its MH4 flight on Sunday, which was scheduled to depart KLIA for London at 10.45am. It has been re-timed to depart at 5.35am Monday (Feb 6) and arrive in London at 11.05am the same day.

“The return flight MH1 of Sunday, scheduled to depart London Heathrow for KLIA at 10pm, has also been re-timed to depart at 1.50pm Monday, and arrive at KLIA at 10.10am Tuesday.

“Customers are advised to log on to and view the UK travel alerts' updates or call Malaysia Airlines' 24 hours toll-free number 1300 88 3000 (within Malaysia) or +603 7843 3000 (from outside Malaysia) for the latest information on this situation,” the statement added.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Cigars can make great gifts

I don't know much about cigars but a stumble on Google brought me to a site on cigars - something new for a change.

Over here, cigars are not easily available, as in over the counter, unlike cigarettes. But just like cigarettes, cigars come in many different brands, and sizes. Now I know after going through the site. Fortunately, for the availability of online cigar stores, cigars can easily be bought. One such cigar store is Cigar Place, reputed to be the Best Place to Buy Cigars.

Cigar Place's list of cigars is mind-boggling, at least to this writer who is totally not familiar with this "habit of smoke pleasure". If you are shopping on this site, you would have no problem navigating through the site as it is well-organized and with information that will enhance any shopper's shopping experience. Bottomline, shopping here is a breeze.

The many types of cigars here are listed in alphabetical order for easy location of desired brand or brands. If you are specifically looking for Rocky Patel Cigars, for instance, clicking on "R" will bring you smack to the page you are looking for and the choice you get for Rocky Patel Cigars is amazing. There is practically every brand from A to Z that you can find here on this site. Cigar Place is indeed any cigar aficionado's place to shop when it comes to cigars.

If the best prices are what you are looking for, (who isn't), you have come to the right place. Besides best prices, there are other programs that will increase your savings even further such as the Smokin' 7 Sweepstakes, Smokin' 1 Facebook Sweepstakes and Smokin' 1 Twitter Sweepstakes. Or check out their Cigar Aficionado Top 25 shopping discounts or their Bundles for further savings. Cigars make great gifts too.

They even have this 2 Cigar Guarantee which I find very customer-friendly. What this means is that quality through freshness is guaranteed and if you are not satisfied after smoking two cigars you purchase from them, they will offer you an exchange and pay all shipping costs. If that is not satisfactory, they will refund all money including shipping costs.

Besides cigars, you can also find accessories including ashtrays, humidors, cutters and punches, humidifiers, lighters and more.
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