Monday, 14 January 2013

Bride's family left red-faced by runaway groom

This runaway groom turn up to his own wedding late, and only in T-shirt and shorts. Amazing!


A groom-to-be from Bukit Mertajam left his bride and her family red-faced when he failed to show up for their wedding, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.

News of the “runaway groom” spread like wildfire and quickly became the talk of the small town.

The wedding was supposed to take place on Sunday morning but the man, aged about 30, only showed up at the bride's house that afternoon, clad in just a T-shirt and a pair of shorts.

A chef of a catering service, who was hired to handle three wedding banquets for the couple including a 180-table dinner on Sunday, said he could not even collect the RM20,000 for the wedding eve buffet dinner held at the bride's home.

When the chef went to the bride's house to meet the groom for payment, the groom reportedly took out his wallet and said: “All I have is RM35, and I also owe the bank four months' installment for my car.”

A relative of the bride said they were suspicious of the groom when none of his family members or friends showed up for the dinner on Saturday.


Red tide set to linger till June 2013

The red tide phenomenon is here to stay for a while so be careful with what seafood you are consuming!

Toxic red tide

Red tide set to linger till June: Fisheries Department

Kota Kinabalu: The red tide situation is expected to persist until June and the toxin levels will peak around March, according to State Fisheries Department Director Rayner Stuel Galid. He advised people to refrain from consuming any type of shellfish or bivalves immediately including oysters, mussels, cockles and any type of seafood with shells.

"In addition, people should refrain from collecting shellfish and bivalves from the sea areas with the intention to eat these or to sell to the general public as food," he said.

He said the mouse bioassay is the method for analysis of red tide toxin in shellfish by the Fisheries Department at its Fisheries Research Centre in Likas.

"Results are given as Mouse Unit (MU), where 400 MU is considered the lowest limit as the dangerous level for humans.

"Some of the shellfish samples taken to date have shown the levels to be as high as 6,900 MU (Putatan), 4,010 MU (Papar District) and 3,300 MU (Tuaran) and is considered as very toxic," he said.

He said red tide occurrences in Sabah in past years have revealed bivalves to be as toxic as 11,000 MU.

On another note, he said, only the Fisheries Department can detect the presence of this toxin in shellfish in its specialised lab; lay people cannot tell whether clams are toxic or not through sight, smell or taste.

"The toxin in these shellfish also cannot be washed away or got rid off through washing or through any type of food preparation or cooking," he added.

Meanwhile, State Health Director Dr Christina Rundi advised that the early symptoms of shellfish poisoning due to red tide include tingling of the lips and tongue, which may begin within minutes of eating poisonous shellfish or may take an hour or two to develop.

She said depending upon the amount of toxin a person has ingested, symptoms may progress to a sensation of "pricking of pins and needles" of the skin and then loss of control of arms and legs, followed by difficulty in breathing.

"If one experiences any of the above symptoms, get medical treatment immediately at the nearest hospital or clinic," she said, adding that delay in seeking treatment may result in death.

Safe for consumption

She said the type of sea life which are considered safe to eat are all types of prawns and crabs including shovel-nosed lobsters, mantis shrimps, all types of coral fishes and fishes which are predatory such as sharks and sting rays, barracuda, tenggeri, jacks and deep sea fishes.

However as a prudent measure, she said, consumers are advised to throw away the guts and gills of any fish to be eaten and these same fishes are to be washed properly.

"Also, any type of dried, canned, bottled or salted fish products are safe to be eaten," she added.

Digital Pen makes old monitors touch-ready (like tablet PC)

Don't throw away your old monitor even if you cannot swipe and touch the screen to move and execute tasks. With Windows 8 you expect to be able to do that, but fret not, there is a Digital Pen for such task.

Meet Apen Touch8 - the digital pen that can swipe and touch your old monitor.

Smart pen for the not-so-smart screen.

How it works

The attachment, which is really an infrared and ultrasonic receiver, clips magnetically to the side of the screen, which can be as large as 17 inches diagonally. The pen emits an infrared beam out of its tip. The receiver attachment sends the pen's signals to the computer, which interprets its precise location.

Pushing down on the pen results in a separate ultrasonic signal, which is equivalent to a touch screen sensing when you are touching it. Just like that, you can swipe and tap your way through Windows 8. The pen runs on a watch battery, which should last about 500 hours and is replaceable.

Why it's hot

Windows 8, Microsoft Corp.'s effort to make desktop and laptop computers work more like tablet computers, was released in October to mixed reviews. A major problem is the fact that many of the features require a touch-screen monitor to work, making the experience unpleasant for those with older machines. Apen Touch8 offers a way for those with older computers to experience the newer touch-based functions.


The pen is to go on sale in North America by the end of March for $80 (approx. RM240).

List of 28 (additional) new 3G smartphones for youth rebate.

Earlier in December 2012, MCMC announced the first 23 models of 3G phones below RM500.

Recently, as of January 11, 2013 MCMC again announced another 28 models including the high end models from Apple and Samsung such as iPhone 5, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2.

The latest list includes:-
  1. iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S3
  3. Samsung Galaxy Mini 2
  4. Samsung Galaxy Y
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  6. Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus
  7. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
  8. Samsung Galaxy Note
  9.  Samsung Galaxy Nexus
  10.  LG Optimus LE E400
  11. HTC Desire C
  12. HTC One X
  13. HTC Wildfire S
  14. HTC Desire X
  15. HTC One S
  16. Nokia Asha 311
  17. Sony Xperia Tipo Single
  18. Sony Xperia SL
  19. Sony Xperia Ion
  20. Sony Xperia S
  21. Huawei Ascend P1
  22. Windows Phone 8X By HTC
  23. Ninetology Blackpearl 2 i9400
  24. Ninetology Stealth 2 i9500
  25. Palette i5300
  26. ZTE Acqua
  27. Buzz 4G Cloud Phone
  28. Insight i9430

MCMC also announced that telecommunication companies involved in the Pakej Komunikasi Belia (Youth Communication Package) have appointed about 1,000 dealers to serve the people better.

This list of 28 models is part of the 70 models to be made available soon by service providers.

Payback time for teachers?

Bukan cikgu saja yang boleh denda budak-budak tu menulis 100 kali tau!

Teacher got booked

Ok folks, don't take it too seriously. It's just to cheer up your morning.