Friday, February 28, 2014

Water cut schedule for March - Putrajaya, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur

According to The Star:

Six districts, involving 431,617 households and 2.2 million residents in Putrajaya, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, will be faced with water cuts between Mar 2 and Mar 31.

The rationing follows the reduction in the amount of water released from the Selangor and Klang Gate dams due to the low level of water reserve.

The six districts involved are Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor and Hulu Selangor.

These districts will be divided into two zones, with each zone taking turns to receive water supply for two days alternating with two days of water cut.

If you are affected, this schedule would be helpful.. water cut schedule for March..

Friday Frolics - What Citrus Fruit Are You?

A water crisis. And that's what we are having in the country at the moment with water rationing in some parts of the Klang Valley.

The weatherman forecasts this dry weather to stretch until mid-March when the south-west monsoon begins. In the meantime, some taps are dry and in this weather, it's a real challenge. Cloud-seeding for rain is scheduled to begin next week. Keeping fingers crossed that there would be clouds to seed next week.

Okay, enough about the weather, let's get on with the order of the day, the quiz: What Citrus Fruit Are You? Hmm.. I sure could do with a cool citrus fruit juice right now.

Happy Friday, everyone!

You Are a Lime

You are an adventurous risk taker who loves to explore every aspect of this big world.

You have a taste for the exotic and the unusual. You tend to get bored with the same old thing - you want to be inspired!

You are hard to discourage, even if things seem impossible. You specialize in doing things people say you aren't capable of.

You enjoy being the center of attention and even impressing people a bit. You're on an adventure, and everyone is invited.

You've always been a bit of an oddball, and you're okay with that. You can deal with criticism, and you often joke at your own expense.

Last Week's Quiz: The Petit Dessert Test

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Frolics - The Petit Dessert Test

Whaddayaknow! Hey, it's Friday again!

They say nice things come in small packages so this week's quiz is a a petit dessert test. Pick your petit dessert and let it tell you something about you.

Happy Friday, everyone!

You Are Colorful

You believe that there is a lot to still be discovered in this world, and you're hoping to find some of it.

You are an adventure seeker, but you're also realistic. You want an adventure to improve your life.

You are an extremely independent person. You know what's best for you and your life.

You are surprisingly easygoing. You like to keep everything as low-pressure as possible.

Last Week's Quiz: What African Animal Are You?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Frolics - What African Animal Are You?

As promised earlier, here is this week's Personality Quiz. Find out what African Animal are you and what it says about you.

Happy Friday! Again, Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Chap Goh Meh! Gong Xi, Gong Xi as you gallop smoothly and courageously into the Year of the Horse!

You Are a Giraffe

You are down to earth and realistic. You are able to see far off into the horizon.

You bring a lot of perspective to other's lives. You are never too myopic.

You are honest to a fault. You tend to tell it how it is, even if someone isn't ready to hear it.

You are very down to earth and practical. You prioritize what matters in your life, and you don't waste your time.

Last Week's Quiz: What Denim Wash Are You?

Valentine's Day and Chap Goh Mei - Double Celebration today

Today is Valentine's Day, so Happy Valentine's to you..

Google commemorates Valentine's Day 2014 with this interactive doodle..

Today is also a day of celebration for the Chinese community. After the past 14 days of festivities and merry-making ushering in the new year, all that will end tonight on this 15th day of the new lunar year.

In the Teochew and Fujian communities, it is called Chap Goh Meh which literally translates to "15th night". It is also known as Lantern Festival though not to be confused with that of the Mooncake Festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month.

So Happy Chap Goh Meh to you..

Today, also being known as the Chinese Valentine's Day, tradition holds that this is the night where maidens go to the river or lake to toss oranges with the hope of getting hitched. In contemporary times, technology advancement has notched it up a little where you'd find oranges bearing contact information. Oh yes, here in Malaysia it is still practised. If you are in the Klang Valley, head on over to the lake in Petaling Jaya (near A&W I think) and if you are in Penang, the Esplanade is the place to catch the oranges.

Gong Xi Fa Cai again and may the Year of the Horse be a better year for you! (The Year of the Horse is from Jan 31, 2014, to Feb 18, 2015. The Year of the Goat takes over on Feb 19, 2015, a Thursday, another Fire element year.)

** Friday Frolics comes on next..

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Frolics - What Denim Wash Are You?

Hi! It's Friday again, how time flies, when we are having a good time(?) :p

Let's do a quiz about jeans this week, shall we, specifically denim wash jeans, and let the choices we make in our answers reveal some truths or untruths about us.

Happy Friday, everyone! Some of us are still in Chinese New Year mood today being just the 8th day of the festival - still a lot of wining and dining lined up with friends and family.

Tonight is a big night for Chinese of the Fujian/Hokkien dialect when they make lavish offerings to the Jade Emperor on the occasion of his birthday the following day. You can read here more about the Chinese New Year 8th Day.

But first, the denim wash jeans quiz. Enjoy!

You Are a Dark Wash

You are very stylish and put together. You never look sloppy, even if you're wearing jeans.

You are polished in all aspects in your life. You like to put forth a little more effort in order to make things perfect.

You are a bit of a minimalist. You don't have a lot of room for clutter in your life; you focus on what matters.

You are a big believer in quality. You are always willing to spend more time and money to save money and time later.

The Last Quiz:The Snowman Test

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Lucky Colours for 2014

Today is the 6th day of Chinese New Year and some of us are already back at work, me included. Hopefully we've picked the auspicious day to start the year right in this new Year of the Horse, the Wood Horse, that is.

Being a year with more wood element this year, thus a Wood Horse year, according to Feng Shui, some colours may be better than others to enhance our luck or personal well-being.

In 2014, being the year of the Wood Horse, the most influential colour is green, said feng shui expert Kenny Hoo.

We can reap the benefits of using colours. To create good qi, Hoo said, wear green clothes or use products that are green in colour. It is also a good colour for your house or product packaging or branding.

Check out what he says about Lucky shades

Individuals born from Feb 4 to May 4 should use more Metal and Earth colours like white and silver, yellow and brown.

For those whose birthdays fall between May 5 and Aug 7, use more blue to enhance your qi.

Those born between Aug 8 and Nov 7 should incorporate more green.

These individuals are very lucky this year because the Wood element is very strong.

“When the Wood Horse year takes effect from Feb 4, you will feel energised. Everything will fall into place. Even money will come your way easily,”

The lucky colour for those born from Nov 8 to Feb 3 is red.

Being a Feng Shui ambassador for Dulux Malaysia, Hoo also has tips on Ideal hues for the different sectors of the home in his Colour yourself lucky article in The Star, if you are interested.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Kuala Lumpur streets during Chinese New Year

Here's Kuala Lumpur for you yesterday - devoid of traffic jams. If not for the iconic Petronas Twin Towers you wouldn't know it's KL unless you can recognise the KL Tower which is on far left.

Source: The Star

The article in The Star says driving through the city was such a breeze and I can imagine that.

I've been asked whether shops are open during Chinese New Year. Oh yes, KL is open every day of the year including major festivals. However, if you are looking to visit Chinatown during the Chinese New Year you might be disappointed because most, if not all, of the shops run by the Chinese community would be closed for business and remain closed for the next few days. Elsewhere in the city, shops are open including fastfood outlets and shopping complexes.  By the way, 2014 is Visit Malaysia Year, so what better time than to visit Malaysia this year!