Sunday, October 28, 2007

07-Oct-31 New type of food?

A short update.

Had been busy with work life especially stress. So most of my time goes to the normal way of 'destress' and less internet-ing.

After reading a mail sent by a friend with the title "A gift at a Meeting." I was curious what company did this. It's supposed to be a company in China but there wasnt any further info in the mail.

Supposed to be at the closing event, after a long celebration, food was presented, together with.....

Okay.... that was somehow, a tempting dessert menu.

I wonder if this menu exists somewhere.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

07-Oct-27 Blogsphere again ?

It’s been more than a week without computer.
It's been boring but Wii was quite enough to keep me occupied.

I'm probably back into the addicting blogsphere if nothing goes wrong with my computer anymore. Hopefully.

The journey to claim my computer back is.. very foggy though.
It's rare for Had Yai to be covered in fog.

It really feels wierd coming home one day lacking of a daily routine.
Since I get my CPU back, I guess things will go normal again.

An example of my desk whenever my CPU's working:

The power supply's fan that stops working all of sudden, yet the techinician said nothing's wrong with it. Lucky the trainee said the fan stop working sometimes and you have to manually turn it on unless you dont want the CPU to get burned.

As we need to use the comp 24 hours, so it's neccessary to.... maybe change the power supply tomorrow, for safety.

Anyways, in one of my 300 mails lies this picture.
I found them quite entertaining even though I'm not a sumo fan.

Cheers guys.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

14-Oct-07 Vegetarian's Week Event

I smell something burning in my CPU, so this will be a very quick update with a very few posts before I crack open my CPU and brings it to the technician.

Dead tired as usual due to the excessive customers in our pharmacy.

I had to enter the central area as I've an important errand to run.

It was a good timing, as I met with the event caravan.
Maybe some of you had seen these on TV, but here's some pictures of them.

(The near the central area.)

(Wait a minute, I see some caravan coming..)

These guys were playing music and rythm for...

The 2 young men to somehow cut their tounge with their blade.

The 2 young men then presented flags with their tounge's blood to the travellers.

Close up shot.

I apologize if there's all pictures this time, it seems that something is wrong with my CPU and I feel the need to bring it to the technician by tomorrow to prevent bigger problem.

I wont be updating my blog for several days, the faster the better.

Wish everyone the best and keep in touch!


Saturday, October 13, 2007

07-Oct-13 Tourists Entered !

Thanks to Mikey's blessing, today the tourists from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore werent afraid to come and visit Had Yai anymore.

Upside :

- Without doubt good for my taw keh.
- You get to see the 'market' crowded again.
- You get the chance to see good mannered tourists.
- You get the chance to see leng chais and leng luis.
- You get the chance to meet your childhood friends.

Downside :

- Too tiring.
- Stress.
- You met people who begs you for free stuff.
- You met people who pesters you for a discount.
- Sore throat.
- Imagine walking through baricade of humans to take whatever medicine needed.

Been a year and 1 month ever since I worked from 7am - 5.30pm, so I rarely had time to visit any shopping/food area.
I passed by the central areas today, and the entire area is crowded with tourists.

Maybe I should take some pics of the area tomorrow, if I still had time.
It feels wierd taking pictures in places where not many people takes them, and I feel insecure about it.

Off topic :

Thailand hardly or almost never imports in TV shows from other countries.
They think TV shows from mainly the US destroy their good culture. However, little did they realize that all of Thailand TV dramas are nearly all about prostitution, women stealing another woman's boyfriend and jealousy dramas.

This is actually a good stress relieve.. watching Thailand dramas actually gave me more stress either because the guys are acting like girls or they're giving Thai girls bad images.


Thursday, October 11, 2007

07-Oct-07 Had Yai's New Meeting Hall

I was allowed to take a picture of the hall a day before the hall was officially opened.

Sad news is, due to the unordinary tight security, a suspicious bag is mistaken for a bomb.

From what I heard today, just 5 hours earlier :

A Malaysian Newspaper took a picture of the bag and the polices in the area (which is in the car parking area, just beside my pharmacy) during the time, and 'lied' by saying that the bag contains 'bombs.' There's no bombs at all and the news was overeggerated!

Too tired after a lecture especially when the lecturers mumbles about whatever financial terms that I never understands or heard before in my life. Plus he talks too fast for me to write down whatever advise he gave.

This was the new Southern Region's Meeting Hall, from now on, all Ministers and official meetings will be held here.

(This hall is in the middle of a market..)

(I was actually surprise, I saw a high class hall in the middle of somehow 'low' class area.)

(The aircon's cold, the light's new, the floor mat's clean.)

(I wont ask for more if my pharmacy is installed with this kind of aircon.)

(Complete with a high technology services, you definately can watch a stage show here.)

(Just the mess the designer made. They're done and is preparing to clean the area.)

The Had Yai Plaza, although considered an area for all kind of "cheap" stuff, the downside of the area is the 'low' quality of life.


Tuesday, October 9, 2007

07-Oct-09 Suspicious Bag ?

Upon the effort of promoting Had Yai's tourism, tomorrow is the "Vegetarian Week" for all Vegetarian.

And in order to allow things to go smoothly, Mayor, and several minister came to Had Yai for an important discussion.

Yesterday, I was invited to take a picture of the site when the designing of the hall was on the way.

I was going to post the pics I get yesterday but......

The meeting's schedule was at 2pm.
An unexpected event happened, at 1pm, when police are in their position to greet our Ministers, we found a suspicious bag in the parking lot.
What really was unfortunate was, the BAG is very very near in my pharmacy!

Thus within a few, polices and bomb experts arrived, and in about 10minutes, water preassure was applied to the bag..

(We heard a very loud sound.... I thought it was a bomb, but as I was unable to leave my post, I cant take a picture of the progress.)

It appeared that the thing was just a traveller's bag, which contains daily clothing and wallets.
It's said that the owner left for lunch and people who found it somehow thought that the terrorists left the bag there.

To travellers :

Had Yai's pretty safe, if you ever heard of news in your newspapers about 22 bombs found in Had Yai, it's fake.. We're ruled by Military Government, and everyone knows that the military are working to their best by withdrawing over 200,000,000+ baht every 3 months from the National Bank for their subordinate's equipment.

Funny thing is, there has been complains from the Privates that they never recieved proper equipments..

I wonder where our money went.


Saturday, October 6, 2007

07-Oct-07 Wearnes Precision (Thailand) Ltd. Closes Down

Ever since Thai Baht starts floating above average, the gap in between Baht and American Dollars keeps getting closer and closer.

This, seriously affects import/export companies.

Of course, company who imports materials and then exports their products were not badly affected as it's a cheaper capital but since they have to sell it in the same price, their profit would be lower, which is a trade off and no impact were sent to them.

However, companies who uses local materials and focuses in exporting were the one who recieves a full 100% damage from the increase of baht price.

In the past 6 months, about 20 Industrial company who exports various of products including a company who exports their product (shoes) for Nike, had closed down due the "strong" baht domino.

Now :

Wearnes Precision (Thailand) Ltd. is a leading manufacturing company located in Chonburi Industrial Estate, Bo-win, Sriracha, Chonburi, Thailand.

Wearnes is a company who produce items from/for these stuff :

Architectural hardware
Coating Machines
Coating Tools
Contractors' Tools
Measuring Equipment
Metal Precision Machining
Metal Products
Metalworking Services
Precision Engineers
Wall Finish

Several days ago, the industry suddently closes down for an unknown reason.

The only thing left was a piece of paper left on the gate announcing that the company had suffered extreme lost and can no longer hire personels and all current personels had been dismissed from service without any dimissal fee.

About 1,000 workers suddently lost their work.
Life stability and no dismissal fee was a big problem to them, thus the mob happens.

There has been news about things like this often, but sadly, our countries' 'Money Manager' denied the fact and said that baht's at it perfect price.

I never understand why people would set up mob just because their boss gone bankcrupt, but recently after the same happened to my brother, I partially had to agree with what the mob did.

(Big mob, this pic was taken in the 2nd day of the mob.)

(Translation :

Industry closed, dismissing all personel's services.
We had transfered personel's salary and dismissal fee to their bank account.)

Which is, completely a lie..

(Wearnes Precision (Thailand) Limited)

(Whenever there's mob, there's propagandas.. for whatever reason.)

(And thus the Mayor and officials came to suppress the mob and encourage everyone to calmly wait for their money in their house.)

It's been 2-3 days, yet there wasnt any confirmations yet, this news, however had not been aired on TV.
Seeing how things went here, unless this news went on air, I think it'll be quite a problem for the personels to try getting their extra money to extend their life.


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

07-Oct-3 Rescue Effort 1-2 GO Plane Crash

Rant :

Been pretty busy lately.

Some things does not bode well.

Penting untuk memotong kerugian sebelum investment anda terkena bencana, tapi kadang kala ada saja orang yang berniat baik dan menasihati anda "to" buat ini atau itu. Tetapi tak setiap kali nasihat itu "go along" di pikiran anda. Kerena orang baik itu orang tua berpengalaman dan berkuasa , anda tak boleh menolak, terpaksa harus ikut dia.

"In the end", apa yang anda pikir betul kerana investment anda rugi kerana niat baik seseorang.

Saya tidak menyalahkan sesiapa, tetapi kadang kala lebih baik untuk membiarkan seseorang berbuat sesuai apa yang hati dia nak.


Back to the main subject.

I recieved several mails regarding the 1-2 GO incident in Had Yai.

Old post can be found here :

A friend who was at the incident, had sent me these pictures (Actually more, there's too much.)

Whatever you do, I warn you that some of you wont like what you're seeing, so please turn back if you arent used to gore stuff.

Please respect and wish them the best.

Rescue time was around 5pm, and the sun's still there, the first rescue team works for 6 hours to clean the area as the airport was closed due to the accident and no other planes can take off/land to the run way.

What happened was, the pilot somehow tried to do a "force landing" when the condition wasnt good and the wind was blowing furiously.

As then, the plane lost control and he couldnt change the direction of where the plane was heading, thus... the plane which already landed but still moving crashed onto the nearby hill.

Rescue teams, firemen and polices, a total of 4 divisions, on the first 6 hours arrived to help whoever is alive. Volunteers or not, all are needed.

This includes our kind Red Cross Society Unit led by Chalembong Pattanawanit.

Upon reaching the crashing spot.

Rescue quickly went to the rescue area.

Police interrogated the area, together with other rescue teams.

Firemen's effort to calm the fire down.

All other teams are either cleaning the mess or helping the survivals.

And they found.

Doing what they can to escort them to their families, even if they're gone.

No time to worry about division, everyone held hands to help survivors and the fallen.

A bizarre catastrophe.

Checking on the victim.

Had to, after the analyzing is done.

One of the unfortunate victim.

Been hours, yet no one is exhausted.

Everyone had to shift their bodies as quick as possible before they rot, and before the sun set.

Still going.

It was around 9pm so far, something like 4 hours of working.

There was several problems including how the teams couldnt bring these to the freezing rooms. They need to wait for the dead's relative to come.

Chalembong Pattanawanit and Thaithot Jilatsiiwaan at the end of their shift.
Thanks Chalembong for sending me these photos.

9pm was the end of the first team's shift, however, most of the units continues to work till dawn in order to allow the dead to rest in peace and to restore the Phuket Airport's stability as soon as possible.

There's like 30+ pictures that I've clipped but since I dont really have time to post them all, I think these will do.

Personally, I'm proud about this.

The accident, indeed happened in Thailand, but the spirit and support of the Thais are indeed very very impressive to me.

To everyone else, you may have seen a lot of Red Cross Society members, but little did we care about them. These people are usually volunteers who works day and night without pays in order to assure whoever's relative are back to their family's hand other than helping the citizens in various problems.

Maybe, living in prosperities and gold arent what we need after all.
Sincererity and kindness is what's important.

Special thanks to Chalembong Pattanawanit and I sincerely expresses my gratitude to everyone who helped in the rescue, as well as a sorry to the unfortunate victims and relatives.
Please be well and take care.