How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain
Never argue with an idiot, otherwise people won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appears bright - until you hear them speak.

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan


Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A bit on supermarkets

We used to have a smallish supermarket by the name of Minat, near the then new bus station in Batu Gajah. Having found Minat in Kampar and Selama, near bus stations, it seemed like company choice when deciding on its location. It could have been because of the poor location of the BG bus station (another example of development at the expense of convenience like our train station) which is under-used and now occupied mainly by a 'bundle' store selling clothes, Minat barely survived because most of the residents preferred to shop at bigger supermarkets like Tesco in Ipoh. However, since the opening of TF Value Mart, Minat's remaining supporters left them by droves to shop at TF because of its convenience, as well as its wide variety of goods at competitive prices. Minat closed as a result while TF could compete even with the opening of more well known super or even hypermarkets in Ipoh because of its location.

There is now a brand new Aeon (ex-Jusco) hypermarket near Tesco Station 18 in Ipoh. I have heard so much about the big crowds and traffic jams and that has discouraged me from visiting it for now. A friend who parked his car there could not find it and had to seek assistance from their security guard. I have been to Tesco S18 twice since Aeon's opening, and what an impact it has done to the former. There were fewer cars, fewer visitors, fewer cashiers and only two or three customers checking out at each counter. Already I noticed additional empty lots and generally the mood of some of the retailers' staff seem unencouraging or even despondent, as if expecting closure of their outlets soon. But to me, it is even more convenient now without the crowd and checking out is a breeze. Top on my list is fresh milk on offer, regardless of brand. Tesco's own brand ranges from Rm4.79 to 4.99 while others are above Rm5 and can be above Rm8 for a litre! Sometimes, we had to buy from TF which is nearer but the milk can go bad even before expiry date! Twice, we found our milk in the fridge was off and I would blame it on the storage temperature in TF as compared with Tesco which is much lower.


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's true especially for that last bit. I bought milk from TF several times and got stomachache [and diarrhea] even though they weren't past expiration dates. The TF that I bought from is in Teluk Intan.

KoSong Cafe said...

My wife reckons Dutch Lady packaging is better than others. So far, Tesco Station 18 in Ipoh offers their own packaged fresh milk at just under Rm5 per litre. I cannot understand why other brands' prices are much higher, eg. DL at over Rm6 and some around Rm8 or Rm9 in same supermarket.