Monday, December 3, 2012



* ImgBurn (==> Softpedia Editor Pick and my Personal First Choice)
* Ashampoo Burning Studio Advanced FREE 2012 10.0.15 (==> Softpedia Editor Pick)
* (Portable) CDBurnerXP (==> Softpedia Editor Pick)
* (Portable) InfraRecorder
To extract any audio tracks from your CDs and then convert them to MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC etc….:
And finally, if you want to extract data from an unreadable disk but don’t know how to do it, relax…Giovanni is here to help you:

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Koon Yew Yin Scholarship, please apply

All students who have secured a place to study for the foundation
course in any of the public Universities, including UTAR, are
eligible to apply for scholarships from the Koon Yew Yin

The scholarship provided will be sufficient to cover tuition fees
and cost of living expenses for the one-year foundation course.

On successful completion of the foundation course, the students
will be required to apply for the government PTPTN loan to complete
the degree courses chosen by them.


1. Scholarships will only be given to needy students whose parents are
earning less than RM2,000 per month. Students of any class, race and 
religion are welcome to apply.

2. Scholarship recipients after completion of their degree courses are
not required to compensate in any way for the financial support
received. The only condition is that they will have to promise to
help other poor students when they themselves are financially
secure and in a position to help the unfortunate and needy.

3. All applications should be sent to the address below with
appropriate parents' salary or pay vouchers or other evidence of
income as well as offer letters from the universities. For students
with parents engaged in self employment, a letter of reference from
a school teacher or official on the financial status of the parents
will be sufficient.

Contact by post to
Mrs Koon Yew Yin
27, Lengkok Harimau
31400, Ipoh

Or contact by email:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Job in the Government, anyone?

I chatted with a Chinese senior government servant and found out that the number of application from the Chinese community has been almost zero all these years.

I asked how true is that? I was informed by another civil servant that whenever they receive application from Chinese, they throw it straight into the rubbish bin. I tend to support this theory because I also applied to a post in Open University and I don't even get an acknowledgement! So, it must have been deleted or they will give the excuse that it was never received. Whatever... never mind.

Just to give an idea, I was told that in some of the government offices, the employees are 100% bumiputra, ie, Malay or native. This gave the government a lot of headache because there will be no one working during certain festive season.

Ok, that is beside the point in this entry. In fact, I encourage all Chinese/Indian readers or if you have Chinese/Indian friends, do encourage them to apply because civil servants do get good incentives and pay. However, for your application now, make a copy to SUPP or MCA.  I was also told that there are positions reserved for non Bumi.

Further reading:

I foresee only one issue when a non bumi entered the civil service... how long can they survive the current culture? I was told that one resigned after 6 months.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Date: 09-June-2012

Looking for dynamic individual to fill the following position:-

1. Accounting Executive - To handle full set accounts and label to working independently.

2. IT/Programming Executive - To handle in house IT Department. 

3. Installation Technician - To handle basic installation and wiring for vehicles. 

Interested please email

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What Your Interviewer Is Secretly Thinking about Your Appearance

By Farhan Shah

First impressions are incredibly important, more so in job interviews. As you walk into the room, your interviewer (orinterviewers) is already forming pre-conceived notions about you based on your appearance, even before the obligatory handshake.
According to a study done by Princeton psychologists, people form first impressions about you almost immediately in the blink of an eye, about a tenth of a second to be exact, and longer exposures do not necessarily equate to a different or better impression.
Before your mouth has opened, your interviewer has already sized you up, so make sure your interviewer has not mentally removed you from the shortlist even before you present your case.
According to a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 73% of employers would not hire slovenly, smelly or dirty employees so if you come in to the office smelling and looking like something the cat brought it, you can forget about a job offer.
There are 3 parts to your appearance.
• Clothes
• Grooming
• Smell
According to international business dress expert Barbara Pachter in the book “Job Interview for Dummies”, you have to “send a message through your clothing and be aware of the details.”
This means that the clothes you wear send a signal, and subsequently a message, to your interviewer. An outfit that is one size too big looks unprofessional and tells your interviewer that you cannot be bothered to put in effort in the way you look, which might also translate to your future job performance.
Shoes are also an important part of your outfit. A well-put-together outfit can go to waste if your shoes are grubby or dirty. Your interviewer will notice your shoes, so make sure the pair that you have on are clean, polished, and in good condition.
For men, another clothing faux pas you can commit are ankle socks. Although these are highly fashionable, they do not belong in the interview room. Nothing turns off an interviewer more than seeing hairy, exposed flesh when you sit down and expose your ankles. It tells the interviewer that you cannot differentiate between the boardroom and the beach.
For women, gratuitous shows of flesh should be avoided like the plague. “Sexy isn’t a corporate look. Low-cut tops that expose cleavage draw attention to this body part and are not appropriate in the office,” Joyce Kennedy writes in Job Interview for Dummies.
After your clothes are taken care of, it is time to groom yourself. Focus on the parts that will be visible to the interviewer, which includes your facial hair and nails.
No interviewer likes to see visible nose hair protruding out of your nostrils. It becomes an unpleasant distraction and will result in your interviewer thinking about how best to trim your hair instead of listening to you expound your career achievements.
As for your nails, make sure digits are trimmed and buffed. Unsightly talons indicate to your interviewers that you are oblivious to details and might be prone to careless mistakes in your work. For the ladies who put on nail polish, ensure that your nail polish is not chipped because it sends the same signals, that of not noticing details, to your interviewers.
In the case of stubble, it is largely dependent on the position that you are applying for. If you are applying for a creative position, the interviewer might not pay any heed to your 5 o’clock shadow. However, if you are attempting to score a corporate job, it’s best to be clean-shaven.
Now that you have picked out the perfect outfit and made sure your hair and nails are in tip-top condition, don’t forget the olfactory factor. It’s not just about what the interviewer sees but what the interviewer smells as well. Unfortunately, in sunny Singapore, being located so close to the equator results in excessive sweating for some, and with it a malodorous side-effect.
If taking an air-conditioned taxi is not an option for you, accommodate some time (about 10 – 15 minutes) in your schedule to clean up in the washroom before you enter the interview room. Stow deodorant and cologne in your bag as well so that any unsavoury smells are taken care of.
Ensure that your mouth is not reminiscent of dead fish. Gargle mouthwash and drink lots of plain water before you head out. That will take care of any last vestiges of halitosis. Nothing turns off an interviewer more than being assaulted in the nostrils by any unpleasant odour. They will start to think about how they will have to work in close proximity with you every day, for as long as you stay with the company, which might not be very appealing.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

7 Things That Turn Off Employers During an Interview

1. Trashing your former company
2. Demonstrating a lack of direction
3. Being too desperate
4. Arriving too early.
5. Having the money talk.
6. Anxious behavior
7. Dwelling on accomplishments and successes

Read the full article here.