8 Weird Laws In Malaysia

1. Naming babies after fruits, colours or even Japanese cars

According to Section 16 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1957, the Registrar has the authority to object to a name if it does not comply with the National Registration Department’s set guidelines. Restrictions are placed on names that include colours, animals, fruits, vegetables, natural elements, numbers, food and even adjectives.

2. Jaywalking

Jaywalking is banned in Malaysia although it has essentially become a part of our lives to conjure up the power of the hand and stop massive flows of traffic mid-stream. However, according to the law, crossing a street without the help of a zebra crossing or a pedestrian bridge is in fact illegal. Failure to uphold this law as stated in Section 45 of the Road Transport Act 1999 could lead to a minimum fine of RM30 and a maximum fine that reaches a mountainous RM500.

3. Throwing a ring into a river

From throwing someone else’s ring into a river to melting an ice-house, these strange scenarios are considered acts of mischief in Malaysian law. Word for word, – if “A introduces water into an ice-house belonging to Z, and thus causes the ice to melt, intending wrongful loss to Z. A has committed mischief.” Found under Acts of Mischief in Penal Code 425, ring throwers and ice melters will be fined if found that their mischievous acts were fuelled on mal intent.

4. Acts of public indecency

Couples should think twice this Valentine’s Day before displaying excessive acts of public affection. Under Section 294(a) of the Penal Code, indecently acting and annoying others in public places like parks, streets and even theatres could have you fined or imprisoned for three months. Put into action back in 2006, a couple was charged and found guilty in court after acting “disorderly” in a public park. Their crime? They were passionately kissing and hugging under a tree.

5. RM100 fine when your dog chases a stranger

Your dog suddenly runs loose from her leash and decides to playfully chase a stranger – well unfortunately both you and Fluffy have now committed a crime. According to Act 336, “Dogs running at persons” is an actual law where dog owners will be held accountable and fined RM100 if their dog is caught chasing a stranger.

6. Accepting food or drinks from strangers before and after voting

If someone offers you a snack like a bun or croissant whilst queuing up to vote, make sure to politely decline. However, if you did accept any form of edible or drinkable substance before casting your electoral vote, don’t be surprised if you’re asked to step out of the voting line. With risks of being locked up in jail for two years, facing a maximum fine of RM5,000 and suspended from voting for up to five years – breaking the Election Offences Act 1954 for a croissant just really isn’t worth it.

7. Singing obscene songs in public

Despacito, more like Despacino. Upon translating the Spanish version into English, Despacito’s tune has been deemed too explicit for Malaysian ears and singing it out loud could land you in jail for three months. Containing lyrics with sexual references, RTM and other public radio stations were banned from playing Despacito back in 2017. Besides sexual references, even Take Me to Church by Hozier has been banned on mainstream radios like Hitz fm due to its religious content.

8. Fortune telling

Well, for fortune tellers and mystics out there, you’d better foretell that your next customer isn’t a police officer or else the only future you’re going to see is one with a hefty fine or months behind bars. In Act 336, “deemed to be a rogue and vagabond” those who claim to foretell futures and read palms could easily face fines of RM250 or imprisonment for up to six months.

Afternoon @ Blue Rock Bar

Finally! After over a year I went to a bar and enjoyed a few drinks and some food. Even though the bars opened in late December, I wanted to wait for a few weeks before going in as Covid isn’t going anywhere. But after my cousin went to Couchyn & Blue Rock bars last month I was really wanting to go to one myself.

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So I planned to go in last weekend but I was feeling a bit tired and wanted to stay in all weekend and catch up on my sleep. This weekend my cousin was headed to Trivandrum to meet some friends and other relatives. Even on my own I thought I still want to go just because it’s been so long. I wanted a change of pace and it having been over a year, I was ready to go. So I went to Blue Rock yesterdat at 12 pm.

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I went in and there is plenty of social distancing in the tables and I love the layout. I ordered 4 Smirnoff Vanilla vodkas and 7up. This is the first time that I am trying the vanilla flavoured ones and boy is it delicious. I love their espresso one, which tastes just like a light cold coffee and this one is like a vanilla flavoured 7up! Hmmmm.

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And now let’s talk about food. Blue Rock & Olive Downtown (which the hotel that this bar is in) has excellent food. I first ordered me some golden batter fried prawns which are really delicious. They had this thick sweet chilli sauce to dip the prawns. I could drink that sauce everyday. It was that good. And I love prawns.

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After that, and while I started my 3rd drink, I ordered some honey glazed pepper pork. I was thinking of sticking with seafood but this place has a lot of pork items on their menu. It was good and well cooked but a bit too oily and spicy for my taste. If they had gotten down that under control it would have been the perfect dish. I needed to cool my tongue down and I kept sipping 7up for that.

I ended the afternoon with a slice of cake as a dessert. I then went to buy some groceries and some medicines before coming back home and watching part of a movie.

Burnley 1 Arsenal 1

Arsenal were denied victory by the woodwork, some heroic Burnley defending and the video assistant referee amid a dramatic late onslaught as Granit Xhaka’s error ultimately cost the Gunners dear. After Xhaka’s errant pass struck Chris Wood for a bizarre equaliser to cancel out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, Arsenal piled on relentless pressure in the closing stages. The Gunners thought they had been awarded a penalty against Erik Pieters but the spot-kick and the defender’s red card for deliberate handball were overturned by VAR after replays showed he had diverted Nicolas Pepe’s shot onto the bar with his shoulder.

That was not the end of the late drama as Ben Mee’s block denied Aubameyang a sure-fire winner in stoppage time before Dani Ceballos crashed an effort against the post with almost the last kick of the game. Ultimately, however, the blame for the dropped points will be laid at the door of Xhaka, who was sent off in the Gunners’ December defeat by Burnley and had another day to forget against the Clarets. Receiving an ill-advised short pass facing his own goal from keeper Bernd Leno, he tried to clip a square ball to David Luiz across the penalty area but succeeded only in hitting Wood in the midriff and the ball bounced into an empty net for the softest of levellers.

Buoyed by the unexpected gift, Burnley controlled a scrappy second half before Arsenal’s late siege but Leno first produced a fine save to keep out Erik Pieters’ dipping 30-yard volley, and then used his leg to deny Wood in a one-on-one. A fifth successive home draw inches 15th-placed Burnley seven points clear of the Premier League bottom three, while Arsenal remain 10th, their hopes of a late push for European qualification hindered by two dropped points.

About Auto Body Shops

Automotive repair shops that specialize in bodywork repair are known as body shops. From precision frame straightening to minor scratch repair, a reputable auto body shop will be able to provide expertise with a variety of services. Whether you’ve recently been in a serious accident or simply want to finally take care of some old little dents, you’ll want to be sure that you bring your vehicle to a body shop that has a demonstrable track record of customer satisfaction.

A body shop should not charge you just to give you a rough estimate on the cost to fix your car’s damages. Of course, there are places that have a fee for a basic inspection, and you should avoid them, because most credible shops do it for free. Aside from painting your car, an auto body shop can also offer interior fixes such as: Weatherstrip and sill plate replacement. Seat removal and replacement. Headliner replacement.

Auto body work is limited to the cosmetic components of your car. This includes the exterior body, underlying frame, and interior of the vehicle. Auto body work does not include repairs to the engine or other mechanical and electrical components. An auto body technicians fix cars after they’ve been damaged in an accident or other incident. They use a wide array of tools to cut off old parts, connect new parts to the car, fill holes, repair scratches, dents and dings, and make the car look as good as new.

On Escape Rooms

An Escape Room is a game in which participants confined to a room or other enclosed setting (such as a prison cell) are given a set amount of time to find a way to escape (as by discovering hidden clues and solving a series of riddles or puzzles). Escape rooms like the escape room in New York City became popular in North America, Europe and East Asia in the 2010s. Permanent escape rooms in fixed locations were first opened in Asia and followed later in Hungary, Serbia, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and South America.

Escape rooms or Escape boxes are inspired by “escape-the-room”–style video games – hence the name. You and your team will assemble in a themed room and will have one hour to complete a mission and “escape” the room. That mission might be actually escaping something like a prison cell. In other cases, the “escape” is completing your mission which may be finding lost gold, launching a martian spacecraft or completing an art heist. A successful escape will require you to uncover hidden clues, crack codes and solve challenging puzzles. Each “aha” moment will bring you closer to completing your mission.

Beating an escape room requires teamwork, speed, creativity, and patience. Escape rooms are perfect for family vacations, corporate team-building, or just having fun with your friends. It’s always a bonding experience. In fact, The Escape Game recently surveyed some of their corporate clients and found that 10/10 companies reported improved morale following the escape room event and 9/10 reported improved communication.

Why A Building Permit?

Why you need to obtain a building permit

Building permits allow your municipality to protect the interests of both individuals and the community as a whole. If you are looking to build check out building permit in Markham. By reviewing and approving building permit applications before any work is done, the municipality can ensure that buildings comply with:

  • the Building Code, which sets standards for the design and construction of buildings to meet objectives such as health, safety, fire protection, accessibility and resource conservation
  • the local zoning bylaw and other planning controls on buildings
  • other applicable legislation, including conservation authority approvals and certain requirements under the Environmental Protection Act

You must obtain a building permit before you:

  • construct any new building over ten square meters in area or place another structure, such as a mobile home, on your property
  • make renovations or repairs or add to a building
  • change the use of a building
  • excavate or construct a foundation
  • construct a seasonal building
  • undertake work regarding the installation, alteration, extension or repair of an on-site sewage system

Contact your municipality if you have any questions about when a building permit may be required.

Current Tv Shows I Am Watching

  • Batwoman – I am watching it reluctantly. I barely could stand to watch the first season and then Ruby Rose left and I thought ok, let’s give it another chance but it’s probably even worse.
  • FBI – Really liked the first 2 seasons and currently watching season 3
  • FBI : Most Wanted – I wasn’t really impressed with most of the actors in season 1 but it has been growing on me and I am enjoying season 2.
  • The Rookie – Cop show with a solid chunk of humour since the cast is led by Nathan Fillion.
  • Superman & Lois – A show that has just started. I really liked the pilot episode and the show seems to be a lot more mature regarding the main characters since they are all adults and married with kids – but I am skeptical since we have Clark & Lois’ two teenaged sons and the daughter of Lana Lang and I am not sure how the teenage angst parts will be. Already that is the weakest point of the show after 2 episodes.
  • The Backlist – Season 8 is moving along but where is Liz Keen? I want her back on the show as she has been missing for a few episodes now.
  • The Mandalorian -Haven’t watched season 2 yet but I will eventually get to it. I really liked the first season but not as much as the hype on the internet. It’s not that good. Also I have had enough of Baby Yoda!
  • Lost In Space – I am eagerly awaiting season 3 which should be available sometime later this year. A shame that this reboot will end with this final season.
  • Star Trek : Discovery – My least favourite Star Trek show is not going anywhere. The crying and the whispering and the terrible acting but certain cast members aside and the less than stellar plots, it is still Star Trek so I will be watching every episode.
  • Star Trek: Pickard – I was initially thrilled with the show but I am not sure now. I hope season 2 gives me more of what I expect from this franchise.
  • Star Trek : Lower Decks – It was fun and silly as it was meant to be. I hope we get more episodes per season than a measly 10 as we did in season 1. More of the same please.

Life Before The Internet

What did we do before the internet on the weekends?

Well I can tell you what I did before I got broadband. Before the internet became widely available in my neck of the woods, I spent a lot of time listening to music on my stereo system, read a lot of books and watched movies on cable tv. I don’t do any of these anymore. Well the music is now mostly on Youtube and mp3s but I haven’t read a full book in 3-4 years and I don’t know when I will do that again.

A typical weekend spent at home would have been me waking up in the morning and getting a coffee and reading the sports pages of the newspaper. Post breakfast and a shave and a shower I would check the newspapers for the movies and tv shows that I would be interested in seeing that would be showing on cable and the timings. Once that is planned out, I would either be watching tv or going back up to my room on the upper floor to listen to music and maybe find a book to read. So cassette tape or cd selected and playing on my stereo I would lie in bed and read until it was time for lunch.

Lunch followed by lazing in the living room and watching a movie or two. If there wasn’t anything worth watching on tv then I would go back up to my room and continue listening to music and reading. Coffee and snack would following at 5pm and then back to my room. It is usually by 7 pm that I start to watch most of the cable tv shows and movies usually started post 11 pm or so. After that I would wait for sleep to catch up before switching the tv off and going to bed. Simple and yet pleasurable.

3 Crazy Facts From Cameroon

Two men in Cameroon were each sentenced to 5 years in prison for “looking gay“, after entering a bar together and ordering Bailey’s Irish Cream.

In 1986, 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 erupted from Lake Nyos in Cameroon, displacing all the air and suffocating some 1,700 people within 25 kilometers of the lake.

In 1931, people in Cameroon collected money to send to the “starving Americans“, all together it amounted to $3.77.

My Bad Habits

I must confess to having a sweet tooth. Mainly chocolates. I love chocolates and on a weekend I can gorge myself on a large chocolate bar or two while watching a movie. I also get depressed a lot and when that happens, I tend to overeat. And when I overeat I tend to eat more chocolate as it makes me feel a little better while I eat it. It doesn’t make me feel good afterwards and I always feel very guilty later on. Sometimes even right after I finish eating them but yeah when I feel depressed I do gorge on it.

I am also bad at throwing away stuff. Like bills, paper slips, receipts, brown covers and boxes that I do not need anymore. They just seem to accumulate in my room and add to the garbage. That and dust contributes to not keeping my room as neat as it should be. And that is not good for my asthma but I still don’t do much about it until it is too messy.

I am also a quite lazy and demotivated. I dunno how that is a bad habit but I guess for me it does seem to be so. Laziness means me not really getting what I want. And not wanting to do things that I should be doing. These are all my bad habits.

Most Wanted/Target Number One

Target Number One (released as Most Wanted in the United States, Suspect numĂ©ro un in QuĂ©bec) is a 2020 Canadian crime drama film directed by Daniel Roby. Based on the true story of Alain Olivier, a Canadian drug addict from Quebec who spent eight years in prison in Thailand in the 1980s after having been set up as an unwitting pawn in an espionage plot by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the film stars Josh Hartnett as Canadian investigative journalist Victor Malarek, investigating the arrest of drug addict Daniel LĂ©ger (Antoine Olivier Pilon). The film’s cast also includes Jim Gaffigan, Stephen McHattie, Don McKellar, J.C. MacKenzie, and Amanda Crew.

The Love Of Reading

When did you start to love reading?

I would have to say that it was from the time I started reading. As a little kid I have been fascinated by books and stories. I don’t remember the name of the series but I was addicted to these storybooks about this family and the things that they did – go for a picnic, library, car trip etc etc. As I got older comic books were my thing. I also liked Hardy boys, Nancy Drew, Fantastic 5 etc. Tintin & Astrix were my favourite for a very long time (they still are and good for all ages).

By the time I turned 12 I started reading more novels. They took me to a different world. While I have enjoyed the odd non-fiction book I prefer fiction any day of the month. While reading my mind conjures up what the place looks like, the colours, the way the people look, their clothes and hairstyles etc etc. It was at times even better than watching tv. Ofcourse over the years I have now become too lazy to actually sit and read books and prefer Youtube and tv shows and movies to reading. So much so that I don’t think I have read a full book in over 3 years.

3 years! In previous years I would have finished 3 books in 10 days or a fortnight at the most. Not these days though.

Prompt from MARCH BLOG PROMPTS {12 MONTHS OF WRITING IDEAS} #BLOGPROMPTS at Food Fun Family

Weirdest Chocolate Flavours

SWEET POTATO – JAPAN

The Japanese must have a love of sweet potatoes like wedges or chips with a burger. But in a chocolate? No thank you.

BASMATI RICE WITH SAFFRON – AUSTRIA

I would have thought that this would be from my home country of India but it’s not. the chocolate contains “fluffy light” basmati rice, saffron and raspberry vinegar. For real.

BACON – AMERICA

But ofcourse. Bacon makes everything better and who else but the Americans can add bacon to chocolate. We’ve had bacon vodka, bacon jam and even bacon toothpaste. Now, you can sample your favourite porky product in chocolate too. I am sure to overdose on this.

CHEESE AND ONION – IRELAND

Sounds like something more made for chips or crisps. Back in 2013, Irish company Tayto decided to make a slightly nightmarish cheese and onion crisp chocolate bar. They sold all of the 100,000 samples made. I am not sure but it sounds like it could be good.

PIG BLOOD – ITALY 

It’s not for the ones who are easily squeamish.  A chocolate dessert from Italy which includes shaved chocolate, milk, orange peel, sugar and the blood of a freshly slaughtered pig. It’s often served with some sponge fingers for you to dip in. Let the carnivorous beast inside you out. 

SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS – AMERICA 

I for one love mushrooms. In a soup, in a curry, on my pizza – but in a chocolate? This bar includes dried mushrooms and Peruvian dark chocolate ganache, hand-dipped in nutty Colombian chocolate. Head to America for your chance to taste it.

TOBACCO – CUBA 

Cuba is famous for it’s top quality cigars. Therefore it makes total sense that they would be the ones to put tobacco in chocolate. Not sure I would try it though. If you fancy a taste of authentic Havana then a chuck of this will have you dreaming of the Caribbean nation. It contains real cigar leaves soaked in rum, which is a world away from your typical Galaxy bar. If chomping on tobacco is your thing, have a go here.

Leicester City 1 Arsenal 3

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said his side are “taking a direction I like” after they followed up their Europa League win over Benfica with an impressive comeback victory at high-flying Leicester. Things started badly for a much-changed Gunners side, with poor defending allowing Youri Tielemens to run unchecked down the right before firing a low shot into the far corner with just six minutes played. Arsenal refused to be adversely affected, though, and took control of the game with impressive attacking intent and far greater fluency than Leicester. David Luiz headed them level from a free-kick before Alexandre Lacazette levelled from the penalty spot after the video assistant referee (VAR) judged that Wilfred Ndidi had blocked Nicolas Pepe’s shot in the box with an outstretched arm.

Pepe sealed the deserved win with a close-range finish to take the Gunners into the top half of the table. Leicester’s loss comes three days after their disappointing Europa League exit to Slavia Prague and is a big blow to their increasingly forlorn-looking pursuit of Premier League leaders Manchester City. On a miserable afternoon at the end of a dire week for the Foxes, they also had influential winger Harvey Barnes carried off on a stretcher with his leg in a brace to add to their already considerable injury problems. The Foxes’ sixth home loss of the campaign leaves them 10 points behind a Manchester City side who have won their past 20 games.

Arsenal move up to ninth, eight points off the top four but with a renewed interest in events above them in the table. Arteta actually chose to rest a number of key players on Sunday, including Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose late winner had won their Europa League tie against Benfica. In naming a stronger side on paper for Thursday’s game and resting key players at the King Power, Arteta appeared to be suggesting that success in Europe represented his side’s best route back into the Champions League. Granted, they got off to an appalling start, practically waving Tielemens in for his early opening goal. But they did not allow the incident to alter the gameplan – one designed to sensibly take the game to Rodgers’ side.