Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lost Lasting Memories of Woolwich London

I believe many who studied at University of East London would remember the North London Rail Link between Woolwich which passed thru North Woolwich Terminal towards West Ham (one of my local favorite football teams) and my weekly fix of Kebabish roasted tandoori chicken and many more.

There is a Thomas the Tank Engine there... and I did not cherish them then, as I would have thought that the line will be there when I come back 7 years on.

It is now gone and I did not know that. It's really sad for me as I remember I made loads of friends from there.. on the train and me riding my bike on it.. and riding towards central london on the pier to Docklands (when it was still a shite hole) to Tower Bridge and onward forth to Bayswater where I meet my friends at Malaysian Hall.

Seriously and if I am dead tired, I would just hop on the train toward Islington (its pronounced as AR-Ling-Turn not Is-Ling-Tong) and I would be back home when I hop off at Custom House or Canning Town and without a full ticket btw.. just a 10p paid on the Permit to Travel paper, hoping for no inspectors.....

Thanks to Abandoned Stations UK website for bringing me back the nice memories I had when I was in London or the most of the 15 years of my life I spent down there....

The North Woolwich line is no more....

I miss the good old times.. and with my dear darling girls...
Now I want to go there again.. with the additions to the family...

When?? Allah will tell.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Super Dangerous Haze Level in Muar, North Johor

Singaporeans heading north towards Melaka and Kuala Lumpur may have to put off their plans for the weekend. Or those heading back to Singapore

The Air Pollutant Index in Muar as of press now is at 746 and that is far more toxic than putting your nose beside a Bas Kilang at the CIQ. 

Press Report from the Star :

Clearing the skies

Since the winds of change pushed the winds of Haze to somewhere else for the next few hours..
Many of us opted to run out and do our errands.

Me? I'm based in Singapore and well, I joined in...

Having fun in the clean air of the Changi Airport Terminals.

Little did I know there is much shopping in the basement in Terminal 3 and there is a Mezzine Bridge across T3 to T2 above the MRT Platform.

Reminds me of London Heathrow or was it Huttons...

Thank You Allah for the #SGHaze

Well, look into the bright side of things. We had our own hot spot for the past few weeks or so.. which is the Dengue Fever Hot Zone. The Super Haze is a good measure for us, smoking us out from the great outdoors and controlling the foreign population of aliens.

I am not talking about the weekend Pinoy and Asians hanging about all over Orchard Road and whole stretch of Serangoon Road (Tekka Market to Boon Keng) and our Indon Maids with their Bangla Partners at Geylang Lorongs and City Plaza ok?

I'm talking about the flying aliens. The Dengue Mosquito.

I expect, 2 weeks of PSI over 300 will do Singapore quite good. No need to buy ShellTox , BayGone and RidSect which is environmentally unfriendly, stinky and worse than those guys at the temple burning incense papers.

If it suffocates us, then 2 weeks will surely irradiate the WHOLE POPULATION of FLIES, LIES and Mozzies. No Mozzies to breed eggs. And if there is any, it is imported from our friends up north or south or off the ships. Dead Mozzies.

We were praying for a solution to that issue. Well, Allah gave that solution. No Rain, High Temperatures, All Haze. All flying insects gone underground. Not even a wasp.

So look at the bright side of life.

There is a silver lining to everything bad happen and God never gave us bad stuff.... only the good stuff. We just need to look positively on that.

On that note.. Enjoy the view from Sengkang East where you can even see Ikea and Pasir Ris (and Pasir Gudang Malaysia) from here at #16

I'm off to the Airport to make the kids go flat out.

Happy Weekend everyone.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sengkang Air Quality

It's 10am on the Saturday Morning and it's no good either.
Everyone is donning the N95 mask but I feel for motorcyclist, that is useless, as the fast air flow gets the particulate into the lungs.

Gas Chemical Masks used for the SAF is quite a better alternative as it covers the eyes too. It's the real deal and I find it comical that we can wear them instead. Think of the robbers who will go rob the 4D Shop. No Identity, Slow response by the Cops etc.

Anyway.. Visitbility from Punggol East - Rivervale Cresent is 227M based on GPS and Laser Meter Sights.
PSI Level is at 323.

Please stay out of Singapore and go to Australia instead.

I spoke to Sydney Tourism Authority and told of this plan.. it is costly but the economy will be boosted with Singapore $$$$

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sengkang / Punggol East Visibility Index

Well, our office is just offside Punggol East and the visibility is less than 500M.

We are not joking and from Google Earth, the distance is mapped to be 572meters from our location to the Nursing Home.. poor old folks staying there.

See how bad it is...

And yet the government say it's just 253. Come on lah. We are not that Stupid NEA. 

Pizza Hut, KFC, McDonalds have stopped their food delivery.. so no one will get the food out...
If you really need to.. please stock up on your groceries and cash and Gas Fuel. U never know if it's too bad that it is hazardous to be even out of the home.

Stay safe.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dangerous Levels of Haze and Visibility

It is here.. the annual hazing of Singapore thanks to our southern friends of Sumatra who prefer to smoke us out from our holes and get our medical bills out.

The Haze PSI reading of Singapore last night hit over 321 and as of writing, the weather is now 355 which is on the DANGEROUS LEVEL with visibility less than 150 Meters.

That is not to include the evening rush hour traffic at Woodlands CIQ Onramp at the motor bikes section where it will surely top another 150 points due to our Malaysian riders using 2T in their fuel, aka burning engine oil with the petrol.


I really look for the notices in news articles where we are NOT ALLOWED TO WORK in those conditions, as per Work Safety Regulations...

Now.. this is another surprise by our Manpower Ministry...

Employers Urged to Minimize Strenuous Work Outdoors as PSI Reaches Unhealthy Levels

17 June 2013
  1. Under the Workplace Safety & Health Act (WSH Act), employers have a duty to protect their employees’ safety and health at work. When PSI levels exceed 100, employees will be exposed to higher levels of safety and health risk due to poor visibility and/or ill effects of haze.

    Advice for employers
  2. Employers must carry out a proper risk assessment and implement appropriate measures, including specifying when to stop work, so as to ensure that risks identified are minimised or mitigated. Employers can also refer to the PDFGuidelines for the Protection of Employees against the Effects of Haze at Workplaces, or refer to Annex A. The Guidelines aim to help ensure both employers and employees are better prepared to minimize or mitigate the effects of haze. The PSI levels stated in these guidelines refer to the 24-hour average level issued by the National Environment Agency (NEA).

    Advice for employees
  3. Employees with existing heart or respiratory illnesses are more susceptible to the effects of haze. When PSI levels exceed 100, these susceptible employees must use respiratory protective devices (or respirators) if working outdoors. If they experience breathing difficulty from wearing respirators while working outdoors, employers should deploy them to work indoors. Outdoor work involving strenuous physical activity should be minimized.
  4. “Employers should refer to the guidelines and ensure they protect the safety and health of employees who work outdoors, against the unhealthy effects of the haze. Employers should also ensure they communicate clearly with the employees on how their organizations are putting in place measures to help workers cope with the impact of the haze,” said MOM’s Commissioner for Workplace Safety & Health Er. Ho Siong Hin.
  5. In situations where haze poses imminent danger to the safety and health of workers and measures have not been taken to mitigate those risks, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) may order the affected work to stop. If any person (individual or corporate bodies) fails to comply with a stop work order, under the WSH Act he shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $500,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.

So what it means.. we have to STOP WORK!
 We have to wear RESPIRATORS for those working OUTSIDE just like the firemen gas masks.
I highlighted the article in RED so that you can understand your RIGHT OF WORK.

Work Smart.
Take MC.

Me.. I already confined everyone to home work.. thanks to cloud computing and grid work... and for that you can be chilling at McDonalds or KFC in the Airport for all I care as the phones will be diverted and multicasted in...

Time to run away to Australia brothers...

For record purposes... ERP is still in use.. no exemptions..

and ...this is the NEA REPORT

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Unfriending a Fiend

Many of you who know me in person, I am a happy go super lucky person who is happy with what the Almighty gave to me and well, some times or a lot of times I am quite commenty when I have nothing better to do and when that happen, all sorts of comments which should be filtered by a triple Gaussian speck noise filter as it is sometimes or a times, nasty, sexual or what lot.

I am labeled WORST BLOGGER OF ALL TIME outside the United States for 3 years on my old Azrin.Net Geeks Lair because I bear no holds... and I speak what I think is the truth.  If your service sucks, I will say it aloud so you can repent and do better next time...

But in the social media cyber life.. there are idiots who can't take the joke... friends of friends....
So to protect you from me... I posted this...

Because many of you asked the trivial question, who am I to make such and such a comment on some-of-their-friends remarks post ...which we , the friend and me have no issues ..... well.. Once I will take it.. after that I will remove the friend so U cannot see me at all..

So if you don't get to see my tags after this... please note I have unfriend and unfollow you because YOU think I am a fiend.. so I am now becoming one to you.
UNFRIEND. UNFOLLOW but I do not block. 
If your friend do re-add me... it's his or HER choice.
That is my point of view.
So if you have yourself removed... you can understand.

Sorry this have to be this way.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Khutbah Nikah

Congratulations to my friends who just got married... but those who have not or have not heard of it... did you know that the Khutbah Nikah or the Sermon of Solemnisation is one of the mandatory things the GROOM AND BRIDE MUST LISTEN TO?

The reasoning is that , one must understand fully of the responsibilities of being a human being and of what we need to do to our spouses and as I find it a norm among Qadi or Ministers in US or Europe to utter the oath of blessings, in Singapore or Malaysia.. I seldom heard it clearly enough, only to emphasise of the Taqliq or Defaulters' Oath.

The Sermon would be of as such,

Bismillah Hirrahman Nirrahim. In the Name of Allah, The Merciful and the Most Compassionate.

Blessing and salutations to the Prophet Muhammad SAW (PBUH) , remember of Taqwa to Allah and His Commands oh dearly beloved, Brothers and Sisters in Islam.and adhere to the limitations He has
set for us. This underscores the importance of taqwa in
the life of a Muslim.

Today, we have gathered here to witness the solemnisation of our friends, in which is a following to one of the Prophets specific sunnahs which translates to " Use the Siwak, Wear Attar and Perform of Nikah" which in depth, means, BRUSH YOUR TEETH for your oral hygiene is utmust importance in life, as when we smell, we cause grief to others and it will cause harm to us, with bad oral care. Wear Fragrances especially when performing Solah or at other times is so that we are always in the good graces of the Angels who is always protecting us and that if we stink, then, it causes bad heath. People also will shy us away.

These two aspects are key in every marriage as our partners will be in grief if we stink or with bad odour and invite more bacteria, germs and even Syaitan himself, causing friction and causing the whole institution to brea down, causing harm and grief to everyone, families and children..and of the future of our Generations.

Perform the Nikah is the final stage of one being complete for once we have nikah, we go forth and multiply. The burden we carry is far heavier as it's not just an aspect of financial, but moral and emotional part. A life long emotional support till the end of our life, for we can never be an ex-father, but father and mother to the child till they die. To love them as much as you can, and protect them always, till death do you part.

It is not just of one person, but both parties must work together hand in hand, financially, physically, emotionally to make it work, thus for every deed done by a married person, the deed is 7 times as much as a bachelor and that giving food to the family is a better deed than to donate money to the needy, and that a Wife is easier to be admitted to Jannah or the Highest Heavens, just by making her husband happy with her and that copulation or sex is a better deed than of many daily prayers as it is there to create more children and bring more numbers of the Muslim population to the world.

The three simple phrases , which transliterate YOU SIAWAK, WEAR ATTAR and GO NIKAH is not just as simple as it is, but the interlinking aspects of the whole institution to the newlyweds and also those who are already here, parents and alike of our own responsibilities in life, for we all here work for the After Life.

God Willing, Insha Allah, that everyone will be blessed always and be in the Grace of His Mightly Lord for the deed we are about to be witnessing.


That is a reminder to myself and others... for the requirements of a Marriage and in Life.