Friday, 26 July 2013

FREE GIFT VOUCHER! How much you want? RM1 million?

No, just no.

In the past two days, we have seen an emerging trend of accounts which promises free gift vouchers ranging from RM100-RM300 to the first 5,000 or 10,000 followers.

But guess what? You're stupid if you fall for it. All of these accounts whether it's on Twitter or Instagram are fake. I'll explain why they are fake and maybe you might realise how stupid were you or maybe you'll still believe that you're going to get that voucher. And I'll also tell you why people would create such accounts.

But first, this sort of scam is not something new. I have seen it countless of times just that it may be slightly different in terms of social media platform and gifts. I've seen pages on Facebook claiming to give away Samsung Galaxy S4 if you share this page and tag 5 friends or whatever, retweet for an S4 on Twitter while on Instagram... it's basically the same bullshit. Repost a picture and follow for gift vouchers. So I'm quite surprise that these old tricks are still able to con so many Malaysians, but then again, typical Malaysians could never resist saying "No" to the word 'FREE'

Question: Why are the accounts fake?
  1. Accounts such as @topshoptopmanmy on Twitter, and nikemalaysia and so many other accounts on Instagram appear out of nowhere. How can such accounts be 'official' when there is no official word from their OFFICIAL account on Facebook or website. And if a huge brand as such Topman decides to create a Twitter account, they would either get verified by Twitter first or at least have the official TOPMAN account (@TOPMANUK) to put in a good word of that account.

  2. Honestly, the biggest giveaway is obviously the vouchers. RM300 to the first 5,000 followers? Do you honestly think that a company will ever spend RM500,000 to RM2 million just to get 5,000-10,000 followers. THEY RUN A BLOODY BUSINESS, NOT SOME CHARITY WHO GIVES VOUCHERS TO YOU JUST BECAUSE YOU FOLLOW THEM. There are so many cheaper ways to give 5,000 if a brand or company ever seek to do so. Common sense is uncommon.
  3. If I were to give out vouchers worth a total of RM1 million, I would at least need some media coverage, promotion, and create hype just to show that my brand/company is doing some charitable work. I would need the whole of Malaysia to know that I'm giving out vouchers. Not just to people on Instagram or Twitter. Otherwise why would I even give out that much of money. Put yourself in the shoes of a businessman.

Question: What will these accounts do once they achieve their target?
  1.  They will delete all tweets/pictures/posts, change the account name and act like nothing ever happen. And just like that, they will gain about 5,000-10,000 followers who thought they were going to get free vouchers. Of course some people will realise and eventually unfollow that account but then again, they would  have a lot of followers at one point. It is a dream for some people to have such large number, trust me. I know.
  2. Or they could turn it into something which will promote whatever they want. But it's a stupid move because it will backfire against them.

Question: Why do people even create such account and cheat other people's feelings?
  1. Once again, they probably wants to know what it feels like to have a lot of followers or because they want to laugh at how greedy and naive some Malaysians are.

Conclusion: There's no such thing as FREE GIFT VOUCHER from fake ass accounts which appear out of nowhere. It won't kill to use some brains.

Typical Malaysian attitude.

Me: "dude, that account is fake, don't waste your time"
Stranger: "no harm trying right. Don't regret when I get my voucher" 
Me: "whatever you say"
*Stranger's reaction after finding out that the account is fake*
Stranger: *leaves comment on the page* "pukimak lanjiao no life ah scam people, bodoh! REPORT!"

Conclusion of this short conversation: yes, there is no harm trying but you need to use half of your brain to know whether it is legit or not. And don't be that idiot who gets angry for not getting your imaginary voucher just because someone else took advantage of your naive attitude.

P.S: My intentions to write this post is honestly good eventhough it may be harsh. Truth hurts, reality is harsh. Face it.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

My Top 5 Personal Dilemmas.

1. Choosing a Starbucks' drink size.
- I would imagine many people come across this dilemma too. Basically there are only 3 choices in Malaysia. Tall, Venti and Grande. The 'Tall' which isn't so tall has about 350ml, while the Grande has 470ml and Venti has about 590ml. So the difference between 'TALL' and Venti is about 240ml which is about 40%. Venti has about 40% more coffee than 'TALL' at the price difference of RM2. 40% more coffee for extra 12% of the price. Basically a dilemma if you don't want to drink a lot coffee but you want your money to be well spent.

2. Choosing what to eat.
- Another common dilemma faced by every Malaysia I would assume because there are so many varieties of food. Of course I have my favourite food, Assam Laksa but not every shop has it and my friend thinks I eat too much of it. Therefore some of them even call me 'Laksa Fart'

3. Choosing what to wear.
- I know this is supposed to be a girl's problem, but my problem is because I have 7 same shirts but different colour. The green, the orange and the bottom right, it's all mine. And in a week time, I'll have 10 colours. Oh dear, I'll face an even bigger dilemma. And just so you know I ordered an extra M size shirt, so I could give it out for free! :) and it is a colour which no one has. So, do watch out for it. 

4. To sleep or to eat.
- If you follow me on Twitter, you will obviously know that I'm not a person who sleeps early. And every time the clock hits 12a.m, my stomach will start crying like a bitch for food. So, I will need to decide whether I want to move my lazy ass for food, or to just sleep with a stomach who acts up like a bitch. 

5. To buy or not to buy.
I'm a stingy ass person. Countless times where I've seen things which I like but I just don't have the heart to part with my money. My money was begging me "oh please , let me stay in your warm wallet, I promise to be good" and most of the time I would give in to that. But it'll look pretty ridiculous when I'm really trying to decide to buy or not to buy. I'll be walking back and forth to the direction of the shop with one side of my mind telling me to buy, and another telling me not to. 

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

We, Malaysians deserve equal rights to EDUCATION.

Take a bow, mate.
First and foremost, let me just say that I'm about voice out what's on my mind on a very sensitive issue to some. But I can't continue to keep this thoughts in my head just because a small amount of people are going to disagree with me on this.

Second, I understand that Article 153 of the Constitution of Malaysia protects the Bumiputra rights. Including the rights of tertiary education enrollment and scholarships.

What I would like to voice out is that every Malaysian deserves equal right and chance when it comes to education. Why should anyone be a victim of unequal rights to education just because you are happened to be born as a non-bumiputra which no one was ever given the choice to choose what they would like to be born as.

Let's turn the table around. IMAGINE, I say IMAGINE. Imagine the Chinese's rights to education is protected instead of Bumiputra. Say, I were to score 3As in SPM while my fellow brothers and sisters from another race scores 8As, 9As but I get offers to university instead of them. Would I feel proud? Yes, that moment when I get my offer I would be jumping of joy. But when I find out that people around me that achieved better results than me did not receive offers from universities, I would feel ashamed.

Ashamed not because they are smarter than me. Ashamed because I will start to question my qualifications. Aren't my brothers and sisters from other races are Malaysians too? If they are Malaysians too, why are they not given the chance to go to university? Is it because I'm born as a Chinese and I'm more superior than my other friends?

I say let education be equal. Whether you are a Malay, Chinese, Indian, or others, let us have a healthy competition when it comes to education and may the best individual wins regardless of race.

I have no intent to champion for the Chinese race in this matter, because to me, when it comes to education, race should not matter at all. Individual is what matters most. You deserve what you get because of your effort, not because of your skin.

I have nothing to gain from posting this up. Nobody paid me to write this. Instead I will get people hating on me for this. And I'm risking quite a lot just to write this because this is a extremely sensitive topic but I want you guys to think about it. Because we are the generation in line to lead this country.

Agree or disagree? You can leave a comment, but stay away from racism. Let this be an open discussion. If your argument is going to be "if you don't agree with bla bla bla, you can move to other country", don't bother wasting my time.

I'm a Malaysian first, Chinese second. I will proudly admit that for the rest of my life.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

15 Problems Faced As A Student.

1. Teachers who generalize every student. They would expect every student to complete their homework, to do their notes, to score well in exams etc. But no, every student is different in terms of abilities and capabilities. You don't have to complete your notes to be a good student.

2. Nobody gives a shit about your results 12 months after.

3. Memorise a damn book without understanding a shit yet ends up with an A.

4. Textbooks are shit.

5. Teachers who gossip more than 'Gossip Girl'.

6. Scores A for English but with broken English.

7. Fails a subject and people think you're stupid.

8. Gets an A but actually a stupid person.

9. Pendidikan Moral is a pointless compulsory subject for SPM which will never ever help you in life because who the hell even needs to memorise 36 values and it's definition.

10. I hate art, and teacher expects me to do my art homework. No.

11. Pendidikan Sivik dan Kenegeraaan? The fuck.

12. Extra co-curricular activities because you sleep in the afternoon too much.

13. School constantly find ways to milk our money.

14. 'Sila jaga nama baik sekolah'. K, you're drunk.

15. Bahasa Melayu subject which has too many short stories for no apparent reason.

These are just my opinion, you can agree or disagree at the comment section. Or if you have any other problem which you would like to add, comment too!

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Malaysians' misconceptions

This is something that have been bothering me for a while now and I feel it is only right if I speak my mind out on this matter. It's about the question of patriotism and being 'grateful'.

A lot of Malaysians seem to get the idea of patriotism wrongly. To them, if you go against your government, it means that you're not patriotic. Please do understand the difference between your country and your government. I serve my country, not my government. I'm tied to my country, not my government.

Another thing which really irks me is people who labelled those who disagree with the government's decision as 'ungrateful'. In my opinion, the grateful one should be the government because of the PEOPLE who elected them to govern. It is their duty to serve the people as well as they can, should they fail, there is always a thing called GENERAL ELECTIONS where we can vote a different government.

Have you ever seen people who say "if you don't like the government, go to a different country! So ungrateful". I would say that these people actually know nothing. Personally I love my country. And I visualize and picture my country in a different way from what it is today. Maybe you guys are happy with the current state of Malaysia is in. Truth is, I'm not. I want a better Malaysia.

Let's assume Malaysia is a little child who has so much potential. Everyone sees the sparkle in the child that one day, the child would grow up to be a very successful person. But it did not happen because the child took the wrong path which he/she ended up being just an average person. To me, this little child reflects the state of Malaysia today.

So the next time anyone label you as 'ungrateful' because you want a better Malaysia, ask them to read this. If it does not change their mind, they probably don't have one.

Friday, 1 March 2013

My perspective of 'judging'

Hello people! I have been away from blogging for the past few months because blogging isn't really my thing as I already have Twitter which is a microblogging site. Plus we all have short attention spans after all. But I do want to share with you guys my point of view about receiving criticism and being judged (mostly online)

Personally I run an account on Twitter which barely replies people's tweet although there are times I use my personal account to do so because I feel there is a need to. And I guess it is only fair that I offer an explanation for not replying anyone's tweet. The reason I don't reply tweet is because I made this account to be an account where people would come and read my tweets instead of having to read replies. 

But that's when people take advantage of it, they would assume that I don't read tweets and they will tweet me nasty remarks. I would be lying if I say that these tweets do not bother me because at times they do but everyone has their own right to speak out on Twitter if they are not happy with my tweets.

Being judged is VERY COMMON because I even judge people upon meeting them for the first time. I mean that's where first impression of a person comes from. Being a 'victim' of subtweet isn't something new either because it is very likely that somebody will tweet about you regardless whether you are fat, skinny, pretty, ugly, bitchy, nice etc. Everyone is guilty of subtweeting another person but is it actually wrong? No because you have your rights to comment on a person but if your intentions are just to hurt another person and start a war, then YES, it is wrong. 

At the end of the day, we will always be judged for every action we make, every tweet we tweet and every fart we fart. It's how you take in the perspective of others about you. For example, instead of replying something nasty a person who says "hey, you are never going to make it", why not take it as a drive to make you want to be successful even more? 

I'll just say that the longer an argument gets, the more pointless it'll become. Be happy if someone judges you because you actually managed to get their attention. And not every time people who criticise you are haters. So stop saying "haters are going to hate" when you actually don't hate any hater to begin with. If you are wrong, be the first to admit that you are wrong.

I would love to write a longer post to explain myself but I'm aware that we have very short attention span as I mentioned in the introduction. I mean most of the time I have to tweet as short as I can because some people would ignore reading the full tweet at first glance. Plus I'm really not a very good blogger.