Saturday, December 01, 2012

Oak Tree

Did you know that...

oak trees are struck by lightning more than any other trees.

Oaks, because they tend to grow taller than most other trees, have a deep central root as well as hollow water-filled cells that run up and down the wood of the oak's trunk. These two qualities make oak trees better conductors (and better grounded) than trees with shallow roots and closed cells.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Walt Disney

Did you know that...

Walt Disney was afraid of mice!

Amazingly, he chose the mouse as his main character and was the original voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Yo Yo

Did you know that...

the yo-yo originated from the Philippines, where it was used as a weapon in hunting.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Green Tea

Did you know that...

green tea has 50% more vitamin C than black tea!

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Did you know that...

chickens will not walk on ice!

Maybe they know a thing or two about friction :)

But seriously, chickens like to be high and dry. Chickens have scaly, bare feet. They don’t like walking on snow or ice. They’ll do it, but they won’t be happy.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Did you know that...

the left lung is smaller than the right, allowing room for your lovely heart.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Buddy Holly

Did you know that...

the aeroplane Buddy Holly died in was the 'American Pie.'

American Pie, the song, was made famous by Don McLean, shown below.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Crystal Glass

Did you know that...

technically speaking, crystal glass is actually a liquid that flows very slowly.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Did you know that...

in Utah, America, birds have the right of way on all highways?

I find that hard to believe!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Getting a Refund for Items Purchased in Malaysia

Contract Law In MALAYSIA 
Legal Issue on Contract Law in Malaysia

This is something I like to share with you from one of my seminar recently. If you find this informative, please circulate. It was conducted by A/P Catherine Tay on Legal issues in E-commerce.

Notice that most of the time, the receipt / invoice you receive from the merchant carries the exclusion clause or a similarly worded statement: 'Goods sold are not returnable' or 'No refund once sold'.
The thing that I have learnt from her is that : 'As long as your good is purchased for home use and not for business ( i.e. to be resold), the above exclusion clause is VOID.

That means, as long as the good is defective, regardless of what is worded, you CAN get back all your money spent. You do not have to accept a repair on the good or an exchange. You CAN ask for a refund. AND you are LEGALLY right and entitled to!

What a relevation!!

And most of the time the merchant will refuse to return you your money.
Her advice? From her own experience ( and no less than 7 and all successful!) , she will threaten the merchant with four words: 'SEE YOU IN COURT!'

The court here refers to the Small Claims Tribunal Court.

However, you don't have to tell them what court! All you have to pay is RM10 admin fee and the loser (the merchant) will have to refund you the money PLUS the admin fee!

She shared this with us because she felt that even educated people are cowed by such unfair wordings (which includes her jaded friends who are not lawyers)

Please try not to let the merchant fleece you the next time you have a defective good.

I know where to file this. On the 16th floor of Putra Place (The Mall opposite Putra World Trade Centre) . The form cost RM5.00. The Tribunal will settle within 2 months period.

Tribunal Tuntutan Pengguna Malaysia , 
Tingkat 16, Putra Place , 
100, Jalan Putra , 
Tel: 03 - 40492300 / 40424181 Fax: 03 - 40424259 

Saturday, September 01, 2012


Did you know that...

teeth are the only parts of the human body that can't repair themselves.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

First Win in Ratings Group Tournament

It's good to be back playing chess. Tonight was the first match in the ratings group tournament. I like this format. This allows me to play with players with the same rating as I am, which is the bottom 10%.

Got off to a poor start at move 12 when I gave up a Bishop for nothing. Luckily I managed to neutralise the situation on move 16 - 18 when my opponent wanted to sacrifice pieces so that he could have a winning end game and I managed to win back a bishop.

The game was won when he misplaced his Rook on move 20 which allowed me to be a Knight up.

It was a good win. The game is shown below.

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Kenneth Gomez - Opponent
1-0, 29/08/2012.
[#] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Bb5 h6 8.Bh4 O-O 9.Qd3 a6 10.Bc4 b5 11.Nxc6 dxc6 12.Qf3 bxc4 13.Rd1 Qa5 14.O-O Rd8 15.b4 Qh5 16.Rxd8+ Bxd8 17.Qxh5 Nxh5 18.Bxd8 Bd7 19.Be7 Nf6 20.Rd1 Re8 21.Bxf6 gxf6 22.Rxd7 Rb8 23.a3 a5 24.h3 axb4 25.axb4 Rxb4 26.Rc7 Rb2 27.Rxc6 Kg7 28.Rxc4 Rxc2 29.Kf1 e5 30.g3 Kg6 31.f4 exf4 32.gxf4 f5 33.e5 Kh5 34.Rc6 Kh4 35.Rxh6+ Kg3 36.Ne2+ Rxe2 37.Kxe2 Kxf4 38.Rh7 Kxe5 39.Rg7 f4 40.Kf3 Kf6 41.Rg1 [1-0]