Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

For many Catholics Dayak in Sarawak, Christmas is the time of the year (besides Gawai -the rice harvest festival), when all family members, the young and the elder generation, working or living abroad make it a point to return home to their respective kampung. The x’mas ambiance and holiday mood could be felt everywhere in these close-knit villages along the Puncak Borneo drive, about an hour's drive from Kuching. And surprisingly but true, everyone is almost related to each other in one way or another. Folk who had migrated to work in other parts of Sarawak, such as the peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and also neighbouring countries are slowly returning home to celebrate this festival. Faces which neighbours, friends and relatives have not seen for a while, are suddenly back home. However, the homecoming this year has been tempered by the global economic downturn. I was told by a friend of mine who celebrate x’mas, the price for turkey has increased from RM150++ previous year to almost RM300 for this year. Yikes!!! That is double the price! The economic downturn also had risen up the need to tighten the belt for many during this festive season and some are also forced not to make the trip back home. However, even if this year’s celebration had to be celebrated modestly, it does not mean that it couldn’t be celebrated in joyful spirit like always. To all Catholics out there, wishing u a very happy and joyous x’mas of all and Happy New Year…Happy Holidays! Cheers. Signing out. TheWonderWoman.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Just Another Funny Story To Share

Mr. and Mrs. Fenton are retired, and Mrs. Fenton insists her husband go with her to Wal-Mart. He gets so bored with all the shopping trips. He prefers to get in and get out, but Mrs. Fenton loves to browse. One day Mrs. Fenton gets this letter from Wal-Mart:

Dear Mrs. Fenton,

Over the past six months, your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and may ban both of you from our stores. We have documented all incidents on our video surveillance equipment. All complaints against Mr. Fenton are listed below.

Things Mr. Bill Fenton has done while his spouse was shopping in Wal-Mart:

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people’s carts when they weren’t looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in House wares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the ladies rest rooms.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official tone, “Code 3 in house wares”… and watched what happened.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and asked to put a bag of M&M’s on layaway.

6. September 14: Moved a ‘CAUTION - WET FLOOR’ sign to a carpeted area.

7. September 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he’d invite them in if they’ll bring pillows from the bedding department.

8. September 23: When a clerk asks if they can help him, he begins to cry and asks, “Why can’t you people just leave me alone?”

9. October 4: Looked right into the security camera; used it as a mirror, and picked his nose.

10. November 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, asked the clerk if he knows where the antidepressants are.

11. December 3: Darted around the store suspiciously loudly humming the ‘Mission Impossible’ theme.

12. December 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look’ using different size funnels.

13. December 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browse through, yelled “PICK ME! PICK ME!”

14. December 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumes the fetal position and screams “NO! NO! It’s those voices again!”

And last, but certainly not least…

15. December 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, “There is no toilet paper in here!”

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dirty X'mas Joke

This is hilarious. Read on and you'll be laughing your tears out heeheehee...

One day a hippie gets a ride on a public bus and sees a hot young nun. He sits down next to her and promptly asks if she would like to have sex, to which she immediately says no and walks off the bus. The bus driver leans over and says “Hey guy, I know how to get that nun to have sex with you…”

Naturally the hippie asks, and the bus driver tells him that every night at midnight the nun goes to an old graveyard to pray for god to forgive her for her past, and that he should dress up like god and tell the nun she will be forgiven if she has sex with you.

The hippie gives his thanks and runs to the nearest costume shop.

Later that evening the hippie gets ready for his big night and drives down to the graveyard and sees the nun praying, on her knees. He says “Behold, I have heard your prayers and you shall be forgiven if you have sex with me!”

The nun agrees but asks if they can have anal sex in order to keep her virginity. The hippie agrees and once they are finished the hippie jumps back and pulls off his mask and says “Surprise, its me the Hippie!”

The nun jumps up and pulls off her mask and says "Surprise, its me the bus driver!"

Con under the Name of Political Party

“The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) is currently collaborating with a financial institution on a special welfare scheme for senior citizens. Under the scheme, eligible senior citizens would receive monthly assistance of RM360 from the party through an appointed bank.”

If you have ever been approached by any person claimed to be officers from this party and offering you this sort of scheme, please be warned that it is only a scam. An elderly woman from Miri, Sarawak has lost Rm25,000 of her savings to two men who claimed to be welfare officers of the Sarawak United People’s Party. All you need to qualify for this benefit is an active savings account with a bank. The incident happened when the woman was throwing rubbish into a bin just in front of her house. Interested to the schemed explained by the two men, she immediately invited them to her house. After showing them her savings book, the men took down her particulars and she was told that she is qualified to take part in the scheme. Then, the woman was told to follow the men to the nearest bank where she would withdraw around RM25,000. After that she was driven to another bank at a commercial centre which the men said was collaborating with SUPP on the scheme. Outside the bank, the men instructed her to meet with the bank’s executive officer to make her application and briefed on the scheme. She was also told to leave the money inside the car, and they would bring in the money to join her after they could find a parking spot. Without hesitation, the woman went inside and quickly asked for the executive officer as being mentioned by the two men. To her shocked, there was no such person working in the bank. She then tried to look for the two men, but only to her despair, she found out that they have disappeared and only by then that she realized she was being scammed.

So my advice is, be really careful when being approached by anybody that you are not familiar with. No matter whom they claimed themselves to be, be it the police, the welfare officers, the government agents doing survey and stuff or even a sales person; you need to be extra suspicious towards them. Don’t put your trust easily on them as you might be shocked on what intention they might have towards you. Signing out. TheWonderWoman.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Something To Ponder

Hello readers...Argghhh...its Monday again! And who wouldn't hate Monday. Especially when the holidays is just around the corner...i'm sure many of you are already in the holiday mood. But to some that are still stuck at work like me, why don't take a break for a minute. Lighten up yourself by reading this very very interesting and meaningful story... Enjoy!

(To Women) please take time to ponder .........
(To Men) enjoy the moral of the story........

Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, If after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.
The question was: What do women really want?

Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch's proposition to have an answer by year's end.

He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everyone: The princess, the priests, the wise men, and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer. Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer. But the price would be high as the witch was famous through out the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.

The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer the question, but he would have to agree to her price first.

The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table, and Arthur's closest friend! Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunch-backed and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc.

He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life. He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden, but Lancelot, having learnt of the proposal, spoke with Arthur. He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life. And the reservation of the Round Table. Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Arthur's question thus: 'What a woman really wants?
She said, 'Is to be in charge of her own life.'

Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth. And that Arthur's life would be spared. And so it was. The neighboring monarch granted Arthur his freedom. And Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding.

The honeymoon hour approached and, Lancelot, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But what a sight awaited him. The most beautiful woman he had ever seen lay before him on the bed. The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened. The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as a witch, she would henceforth be her horrible and deformed self only half the time. And the beautiful maiden the other half.

'Which would you prefer? She asked him. 'Beautiful during the day..... or at night?'

Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day he could have a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch! Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day! ? But by night a beautiful woman for him to share his thoughts, intimate moments with?

(If you are a man reading this...) What would YOUR choice be?
(If you are a woman reading this) What should YOUR MAN'S choice be?

What Lancelot chose, is given below:
BUT... make YOUR choice before you scroll down below... OKAY?

Noble Lancelot, knowing the answer the witch gave Arthur to his question, he said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself. Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time. Because, he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her
own life.

Now... what is the moral to this story?
The moral is...
1) There is WITCH in every woman no matter how beautiful she is!
2) If you don't let a woman have her own way, things are going to get ugly. Hehehe...

So, always remember:

The sort of witch to every men's dream...

Signing out. TheWonderWoman

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Get Ready For The Anti-Smoking Campaign 2009

“Effective January 1 next year, smoking along five-foot ways and outside shopping malls will lead to a fine.”- source of The Borneo Post."

There you go folks! Don’t say that we didn’t warn you this time. Believe me this time it is for real! The anti-smoking campaign carried out by the government is getting more strict and forceful now. There will be additional ‘prohibited zones’ to be introduced coming next year which includes ban in places such as bars and clubs. Since the start of the year, the authorities together with the Kuching divisional office team has been conducting anti-smoking rounds which takes them from the airport to shopping complexes, schools, hospitals, public transportations and also air-conditioned eateries. Such places will be defined as any public place under a roof. Some smokers will also find that lighting up outside airport terminals including the parking bay is no longer allowed. The law is so that younger people are aware of the dangers of smoking and there is also a need for them to see less of their peers and elders smoking in public areas. Offenders who caught up smoking at these prohibited areas will be issued a fine amounted to RM500 for each offence. Failure to pay up fines will lead to court where sentencing can be up to RM10,000.00, two-years jail, or both.

A few of these moves were found to be similar to what is being enforced in countries like Australia and Singapore. The one being referred to would be the ban in bars and clubs. This would mean that local clubs, whether operated under the hotels managements or personal owners; would now be free from cigarettes’ smoke. In addition to that, it is also expected to see the introduction of graphical warnings on cigarette packets. Manufactures will be required to print graphics covering 40 to 60 percent of the cigarettes packaging and these graphics were referring to as what you could see on many banners/signage along the roadside from the previous “Tak Nak” campaign conducted by our government.

So, lets give all of our support to this campaign this time around. For fellow smokers, my message to you is “You might want to consider quitting that bad habit of yours soon. In other words, your new year’s resolution perhaps? Good luck. Signing out. TheWonderWoman.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Something To Cheer Us Up

"Men are like parking spots, the good ones are taken and the free ones are handicapped."

"Girls are like phones. We love to be held, talked too but if you press the wrong button you'll be disconnected!"

I guess human beings are special creation from God after all... =]

Monday, December 8, 2008

Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha

Salam muslimin dan muslimah... sempena hari raya korban ini, saya nak tanya...berapa ramai anda diluar sana yang ada buat korban? Haaa...korban ni bukan setakat sembelih lembu, kambing berekor-ekor, tapi korban pun boleh dibuat dengan niat ikhlas dari segi pengorbanan anda sendiri. Maksudnya, pernahkah anda membuat pengorbanan demi seseorang? Mungkin demi agama? Demi bangsa dan negara? Jadi janganlah anda alpa kepada pengorbanan yang boleh kita ambil ikhtibar setiap hari. Seorang ibu mungkin mengorbankan masa tidurnya untuk menyediakan sarapan pagi buat anak-anak dan suami tercinta, seorang pemuda mengorbankan masa remajanya untuk menjadi seorang tentera agar dapat menabur bakti dengan bangsa dan negara dan banyak lagi... Jadi ingatlah...pengorbanan di dalam Islam besar pahalanya dan merupakan perbuatan terpuji disisi Allah...Signing out.TheWonderWoman.

Selamat Menyambut Hari Raya Aidiladha

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Cutting Edge, Kuching

In less than 2 weeks, we will be celebrating Christmas and followed by the New Year. Good news to Kuchingians, if you’re thinking of getting a new hair do for this x’mas, why don’t make your next trip to The Cutting Edge hair salon for their special offer called “Money Not Enough-Buy One Free Two”. The salon is currently holding this special offer whereby those who go for any chemical hair services will get two other services for free. And the good news is, it is valid until Chinese New Year. For first timers, you can stop worrying about the expertise of its hairstylists. Here’s a little info that would assure you and your crown of glory are in good hands. The Cutting Edge was recently announced the runner-up for Creative Cutting and Best Model awards in the Asian Hair Designers Association’s competition which is being held in Guangzhou, China. Being the only Malaysian team out of 300 contestants who took part in the competition has proved that Malaysian hairdressers are also compatible as the international hairdressers.

Cutting edge has always aims to become a market leader in hairdressing in Malaysia with its vision to deliver high quality and standard hair service to clients at affordable price. They are constantly committed to give their clients maximum glamorous look and to welcome their visit with a comfortable and friendly environment. Among the hair services available are hair cut, hair wash and blow, hair perm, coloring, rebonding, hair relaxer, hair extension, hair setting, treatment, hair digital perm, highlights, lowlights and dreadlocks. Do check out its branches located at Abell Road, 3rd Mile and The Spring. Signing out. TheWonderWoman.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Civil Servants To Share Training Material

Do you know that with effect from 25 November 2008, it is a mandatory for employees returning from state-funded training course to share their knowledge with others. This would mean they need to post all relevant information to the State Civil Service knowledge-sharing portal for the benefit of other civil services.

The portal, which enables knowledge resources to be centralized in one unified system, was officially launched by Chief Minister, Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud on the same day in conjunction with the State Public Service Assembly held at the State Indoor Stadium here in Petra Jaya.

The portal was viewed as the one place for civil service to get access to the latest information without much hassle. The knowledge to be contributed by these employees included documentation of their experience and opinions about the course, the seminar and conference materials. In addition, it is also a mandatory now for state employees to contribute teaching and course materials produced in the course of their work.

On the other hand, as a move to promote the use of this portal, an incentive to recognized and reward content contributors would also be implemented. So in conclusion, may I say this… civil servants who were sent to attend a course will now be really attached to the course from the start to the end of the course. No more “escaping” from the course, no more sleeping at the very back of the hall, and definitely no more getting your colleagues to sign for your attendance while you’ll be at home doing stuff that you weren’t suppose to do during office hours. Signing out. TheWonderWoman.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Why Not Many Non-Bumis Interested In Civil Service?

There is no doubt that government servants have many privileges compared to the private sector. The salary alone is relatively higher than what is being offered in the private sector to start with. Then there are the benefits such as good health care, yearly incentives, housing allowances and many more. However, non-Bumis were seen to be less enthusiastic to apply for jobs in the government sector through the Public Service Commission (PSC). So what may due to such scenario? Some say it is due to the non-Bumis have lower chances to be accepted in the government sectors to compare with the Bumis. And even if they were accepted, they felt that they would not be in a better position compared with Bumiputeras because of the perception that the government favoured Bumiputera workers. Or is it due to many non-Bumis preferred to earn a living by doing business than getting employed?

Well, if you were to ask my personal opinion on this matter, I definitely would say that the non-Bumiputera community had never been discriminated against. We have never seen jobs recruitment ads for civil service mentioning that only Bumiputeras are allowed to apply, or has any of it makes it a mandatory requirements for applicants to have studied in Malay school and what not (not like what we often see in the private sectors recruitment ads where it had stated clearly that applicants with fluent Mandarin is PREFERRED!!!) So there you go, there should be no more excuses for the non-Bumis to even think that they do not have equal opportunities to be in the civil service. If you have applied for a civil service job many times or filled up the online form for more than you can remember, and still not getting any feedback? Believe me, you are not alone! Even many of my friends and myself experienced that too. In fact we’ve been filling up that online form for god knows how many times. And we have waited and waited up until now, and sadly we were only called for the preliminary examination before we could be considered qualified to attend the interview. And to be honest, we didn’t get to go for the interview.

So, this is what I had to say. Never give up! If there’s a will and so there’s a way. Of course a stable job with a high salary and lots of benefits would be a hard catch right? These days, if the benefit is great, the bigger the effort you must give. Trust me, everyone can be in the civil service. All you need is just HARDWORK. If it is any help, I am now making my best contribution in the civil service and I’d still remember the girl sitting next to me on my 1st day for duty. She is one hell of friendly, intelligent and confident CHINESE lady. Signing out. TheWonderWoman.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

They Walk Amongst Us!!!!!!!

I received this in my e-mail the other day and thought that i should share it with you guys since it is madly hilarious. I laughed so hard till my tears came out =] ENJOY!


Some guy bought a new fridge for his house. To get rid of his old fridge,
he put it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying: 'Free to good
home. You want it, you take it.' For three days the fridge sat there without
even one person looking twice at it. He eventually decided that people were
too un-trusting of this deal. It looked to good to be true, so he changed
the sign to read: 'Fridge for sale $50.' The next day someone stole it.*


One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when someone
shouted....'Look at that dead bird!' Someone looked up at the sky and


While looking at a house, my brother asked the estate agent which direction
was north because, he explained, he didn't want the sun waking him up every
morning. She asked, 'Does the sun rise in the north?' When my brother
explained that the sun rises in the east, and has for sometime, she shook
her head and said, 'Oh, I don't keep up with that stuff.'

My colleague and I were eating our lunch in our cafeteria, when we overheard
one of the administrative assistants talking about the sunburn she got on
her weekend drive to the beach. She drove down in a convertible, but 'didn't
think she'd get sunburned because the car was moving'.*


I told the girl at the steakhouse register that I wanted the half kilogram
sirloin. She informed me they only had an 500g sirloin. Not wanting to
make a scene, I told her I would take the 500g steak instead of the


My sister has a lifesaving tool in her car it's designed to cut through a
seat belt if she gets trapped She keeps it in the boot...*


My friends and I were shopping for beer and noticed that the cases were
discounted 10%. Since it was a big party, we bought 2 cases. The cashier
multiplied 2 times 10% and gave us a 20% discount.... *


I was hanging out with a friend when we saw a woman with a nose ring
attached to an earring by a chain. My friend said, 'Wouldn't the chain rip
out every time she turned her head?' I had to explain that a person's nose
and ear remain the same distance apart no matter which way the head is


I got off the plane but I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area.

So I went to the lost luggage office and told the woman there that my bags

never showed up. She smiled and told me not to worry because she was a

trained professional and I was in good hands. 'Now,' she asked me, 'Has

our plane arrived yet?'...*


While working at a pizza parlour I observed a man ordering a small pizza to
go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he would like it cut
into 4 pieces or 6. He thought about it for some time before responding..
'Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don't think I'm hungry enough to eat 6 pieces.*

Yep, They Walk Amongst Us!!!!!!!!