Sunday, 29 April 2012

The P.I.G.S.

Salam...

What do these countries have in common?

Portugal
Italy
Greece
Spain

The answer is these countries are facing a similar economic environment notably a hell of a financial crisis. They are debt-ridden and could possibly becoming bankrupt countries. As a general understanding, these countries spent more than what they had and in order to sustain they borrow but could not pay in the end. Simple as that! 

I got to know from one of my European friend that most Greeks have been living and relying very much on the subsidies but not contributing back to the economy which cost the country billions of dollars! To add salt to the wound, they ain't productive as well and this could dampen the country' growth.

All in all, I am no economist and had never scored better than a C grade in Economics subject when I was in the university back then, but one thing I know for sure, whatever we earn, we should contribute it back into the economy - it is a kind of a give and take thing. Then only, I think we could strike a balance on the economic cycle and this makes sense as to why we have always been obliged to pay tax or zakat so that one economy could grow. 

As for the case, tomorrow will be the last day for all tax payers in Malaysia to declare their income tax. So, go and do whatever you need to do before the dateline. Nothing is gratis in this lucky world by the way! :-)

See ya...

Rhymee


Thursday, 19 April 2012

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Salam...

Last week I was in California for work and I got the opportunity to experiencing a theme dinner of the medieval age there. It was at a place called the Times Dinner & Tournament which is located in Buena Park. The concept of the place is a kind of a unique combination of a medieval banquet and thrilling competition between medieval knights.

Here are some videos. Enjoy... :-)
  • ...to the location.
video
  •  ...the opening gambit.
video
  • ...the combat.
  video
  • ...another combat.
video
All in all, HERE is the link if you are interested to know what the heck it is all about. :-)

As for the case, I wonder if we could have one in our country, say... relive the Sultanate of Malacca era as an example. Wouldn't it be fun?

See ya...

Rhymee

Monday, 9 April 2012

From Kulaifornia to California - The Moments I Captured

Salam...

In this last part, I am sharing a few pictures which I captured while I was there.
...a shot of that infamous signage.
...there was a psychological thriller movie named after the road.
...the El Capitan - a theater which shows only Walt Disney pictures.
...it is not the pizza but that "psychic" thing - can be considered as "bomoh" I guess. :-)
...my partner in crime with her Russian friends at the roof top of Roosevelt Hotel.
...at Santa Monica Pier - We experienced that mind blowing Cirque du Soleil (under that yellow tent). It is a circus with no animals by the way. ;-)
...Hard Rock Cafe Universal Studio.
...finally, one shot for the record with the background of the Hollywood signage way behind there.
All in all, the trip had been a pleasant one and one of the best experience I had ever had. :-)

As for the case, tomorrow I will be flying again there and this time around it involves work.

See ya...

Rhymee

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

From Kulaifornia to California - Madame Tussauds Hollywood : Episode 2

Salam...

I have to tell you that in this second part, the photographs that I took was the best of the crop.
...that Fresh Prince of Bel Air guy Will Smith was there.

...George Clooney. My partner in crime fancies him but not me. ;-)
...Britney made me put my arms around her and I was helpless. Seriously...;-)
...my partner in crime with Britney's ex.
...I reveal. ;-)
...that beautiful Nicole Kidman.
...with Jessica Alba and again I was helpless.

...with the guy you know who. By the way, I had conveyed to him all of our concerns.
As for the case, wouldn't it be great to see a Malaysian figure to be displayed in the museum and how I hope there will be one sooner or later. :-)

See ya...

Rhymee