Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Rojak is a traditional fruit and vegetable salad dish commonly found over here in Malaysia. In the Malay language,the term 'Rojak' carries the meaning of 'mixture'. Culturally, it is also used as a colloquial expression for an eclectic mix, and in particular is often used to describe the multi-ethnic character of Malaysian.

I love fruits Rojak and today's entry is not about why Rojak is the best street food ever but a very rojak post with little bits of this and that.

Last January, I said that I would keep my hair long. Guess what? You won't be able to see that in a while cause...*insert scissors snipping sound*. I couldn't stand looking like I'm wearing a bell shaped helmet on my head so I decided to go for a haircut last Saturday. *checks Chinese calendar* That Saturday must be a good day for a hair cut cause every saloon that I went to was fully occupied. So I had to bear the helmet hair for another 2 days and finally had a snip on Monday. Consumers probably thought that hair saloons will increase their price due to the Chinese New Year celebration but trust me, they won't. Competition is just way too intense lately. They won't sell their customers so easily to others.

Anyway, my sister said that my new haircut is short, but I don't think so. I've had shorter haha. Might be dyeing it tomorrow. My hair dye have been lying inside my wardrobe for 3 months! It's still unopened so it won't get dried up right? haha

Talking about intense competition, if you're a frequent reader of The Star newspaper, you'll notice the war between Tesco and Giant hypermarket. They're so competitive that instead of feeling happy that they're doing their best to provide the lowest price for the consumers, I felt disgusted and betrayed. Lets say I saw your ad on Friday and bought what was advertised on the same day. The next day, the rival company advertised the same product at a cheaper price. And the worst part is, on Sunday, you advertised the same product at a lower price!

These ads are slightly old. The recent ones are even more obvious that they're declaring a hypermarket war against each other. Sorry that I couldn't find a soft copy of the recent print ads.lazy to scan Treating consumers like commodities... no wonder people still shop at Cold Storage although its about 10% more expensive than other hypermarkets. I prefer Jusco

On another note, I've just accepted a writing 'assignment' on Monday.I was so excited about it that I couldn't sleep at all on Monday night. Actually, it's because I had a very bad leg cramp. So far I have 2 different themes in my mind and still flipping through Malaysian based Japanese magazines to find for fresher ideas. I don't even put in that much energy in completing my journalism assignment haha. A big thanks to Clair who is willing to cross check my work. I owe u a cream puff for that!
Wow! I suddenly had another idea flashing through my mind while typing this. I better jot it down somewhere before it fades away. But having too much ideas might not be a good thing. I have to stay focus!

Talking about writing, I'm currently drafting an entry for the February's Japan Blog Matsuri. Gotta make sure that it's not a last minute entry like the previous one.

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