Sunday, June 24, 2012

PUB Electricity Tariff to go up...

So that is normal news where we continue to pay more and more for our utilities. They give you $500 in U-SAVE rebates, but they whack you 25% increase (or so) just as how they do things back in Malaysia Bolehland.

So what to do?? Fret? Kao-Peh-Kao-Booo?? No use lor.. I think it's time we do something about it??

Heard of Solar PV Cell? The solar panel in your calculator??? Yes.. that will actually kind of save alot of money for you. Despite the fact that it cost about 80c per watt to buy the cells, I find that having 5 panels up to 1200W will justify the fact that you can save as much as 200KW per month (based on 1KWx8x30) or about $50 a mth. That is usually the average of 30% of a HDB Flat user. Want to save more?? If you do drive... then carry an extra battery pack (Lorry Size 12V), you can collect the excess charge from your car and use it on an inverter at home for your PC or what nots. One normal car battery discharges about 700W for one hour.

In all, these little things do save... and a solar panel will shade your home from the sunshine, thus cooling it a bit. You can try place it outside the flat.. but it is a safety issue.

Cost wise?? $1000 will allow the investment be used for the next at least 10 years given good care. Free Energy from your car... will set you extra free power... savings passed on the petrol costs and ERP etc.Not to mention the exercise of carrying about the battery up and down the house.... heeeee..... If you stay at 2nd or 3rd floor and the car is parked near.. you stand to earn more.... or save more.

Time to be a lot more kiasu now.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Death Season

Apparently, this is the end of Rejab, the Haram Months. And to this end of the month, I have received over 36 news of friends, acquaintances, relatives dying or passed on, some tragic and some to a ripe old age.

The start of the month, I faced an eerie gruesome death scene where a family which I just met a few mins before, before I took a much needed nap on the PLUS Highway, perished when their car was side swiped by another sleepy head or drunk causing their car to fish tail, hitting the granite hill wall, kids flew out of the car with the driver, spinned around again, hit the center divider, careered into the middle of the road, with the wife slewed up in the highway, and then burned down. If not for a quick thinking Singaporean family, more will perish in the fire when the NGV tank gave way. They took the 2 kids to the hosp from KM 184.7 to Melaka without waiting for the medics, as they will take too long.

Sadly, the wife perished on scene, and the driver along the way. They were from Kampong Bendahara , Johor Baru when we went thru their whatever ID we can find on the way to Kuala Lumpur. That stretch was an eerie one... too many deaths, esp at 3.30am! Yes ... I was on the road at wee hours of the morning, trying to get home after a tiresome shift.

It's also the death of my laptop. Funny Screen. And the more news of my poultry (turkey) dying and my relative/neighbour few days ago. After so many near misses of me smacking someone on the road, I decided to call it quits and take a real breather. Seems Azrail is too busy now collecting his dues before the Ramadan sets in where one will be given Paradise in death of the Holy Month. No Afterlife Questions etc.

Another relation passed away last night, Myocardiac Infarct. The funeral is quite far away and since I do not have my car with me... I stay put. Life cycle. Trade a life for another. My Aunt passed away the day Danial Irfan was born. My Cousin's Father, when my Niece is born.

Karma? I don't know. As for me.. I'm trying to shy way from Azrail.... My Debt is way overdue... but I don't want him to collect any installments as yet... And oh ya.. Block 8 Lot 1926 Lim Chu Kang Cemetery is where I will be reunited if I pass on in Singapore... Funny I got that NEA Exhumation Notice for the "LIVING DEAD".... That is another story I got to tell later on.....

Better be safe than sorry