Mobile Data Coverage & Speed at Genting Permai Maxis, Celcom, Digi, Unifi Mobile & Yes

I go to Genting Permai quite often. For all Malaysians, we are addicted to fast internet access. Based on my experience and feedback from friends below are the perceptive speed.

Mobile Data Coverage & Speed

As of June 2020

Maxis: Fast
Yes: Fast
Celcom: Medium (620Kbps as of 06/08/2020)

celcom speed 620kbps genting permai 20200806
celcom speed 620kbps genting permai 20200806

Digi: Don’t have feedback yet
Unifi Mobile: Don’t have feedback yet

Genting Permai Location

genting permai mobile coverage speed
genting permai mobile coverage speed

 

Sharp Aquos Android TV Model 2TC42BG1X – How To Play Video From USB Drive

This is my first time having a Sharp TV and at same time Android TV. Most all of my TV is Samsung TV. Samsung has very good user experience and better quality in term of video & audio. Besides it can connect to my phone and has good after sales support.

I bought my first Sharp Android TV due to its cheaper price vs Samsung and plan to put it at my AirBnb unit.

I tried to play video from my USB drive using my Sharp Aquaos Android TV. To my dismay, it is very hard to do it, it is not intuitive like Samsung TV. Besides it is lacks of documentation even after Google it.

After try and error, I found how to do it.

Go to Dashbord by Pressing the “House Button” at the Remote Control Then Click Apps

sharp aquos android tv remote control
sharp aquos android tv remote control
sharp aquos android tv dashboard
sharp aquos android tv dashboard

Select & Clock Get More Apps

sharp aquos android tv get more apps
sharp aquos android tv get more apps

Scroll Down and Select Video Players & Editors

sharp aquos android tv install video player
sharp aquos android tv install video player

Choose Nova Video Player

sharp aquos android tv select nova video player
sharp aquos android tv select nova video player

Click Install

sharp aquos android tv install nova video player
sharp aquos android tv install nova video player

After Installation, Click Open

sharp aquos android tv open nova video player
sharp aquos android tv open nova video player

Allow Nova Video To Access Your Files by Clicking Yes

sharp aquos android tv nova video player allows access
sharp aquos android tv nova video player allows access

Choose Network & Files and Select External Drive

sharp aquos android tv nova video player choose network files and external drive
sharp aquos android tv nova video player choose network files and external drive

Now You Can Start Browsing Your Movies inside USB drive

sharp aquos android tv nova video player browse movies
sharp aquos android tv nova video player browse movies

For Example, I Selected Doctor Strange

sharp aquos android tv nova player doctor strange
sharp aquos android tv nova player doctor strange

You Can Immediately Play or Choose Subtitle

sharp aquos android tv nova player play
sharp aquos android tv nova player play

Scroll Down and Choose Subtitle from Online or Inside the USB Drive

sharp aquos android tv nova video player subtitle
sharp aquos android tv nova video player subtitle

Inside the USB Drive Choose File Name with Underscore

The underscore file is created automatically by Sharp Aquos TV

sharp aquos android tv nova video player select subtitle with underscore
sharp aquos android tv nova video player select subtitle with underscore

Then Associate the File as Your Subtitle

sharp aquos android tv nova video player subtitle associate the file
sharp aquos android tv nova video player subtitle associate the file

Play the Movie and You Can See The Subtitle Starts Showing

sharp aquos android tv nova video player subtitle showing
sharp aquos android tv nova video player subtitle showing

 

How To Get Rid of Cockroaches – The Cheaper Way

My house is infected with German cockroaches. It is small cockroaches that show up in the dark at night. They like to creep among cups and glasses inside my kitchen cabinet.

I tried few methods such as the Ridsect bait and Perfector gel baits. Unfortunately it is not effective.

I wanted to call professional cockroach killer but usually they will charge around RM1,000 and claim can completely eradicated the infestation after 4 rounds of putting cockroach poison.

The Effective and Affordable Green Leaf Cockroach Bait Powder

I decided to try bait powder first and see its effect. I bought at Lazada for RM20 for 50 sachets.

bought poison powder at lazada
bought poison powder at lazada
green leaf cockroach poison powder
green leaf cockroach poison powder

I put the powder under my kitchen cabinets drawers within 2 days lots of German cockroaches died. The yellowish powder is the cockroach poison.

getting rid of cockroach
getting rid of cockroach
died cockroaches
died cockroaches

When I do inspection at my kitchen cabinet at night, I don’t see anymore the cockroaches crawling on my cups, glasses and plates.

You can buy the Green Leaf cockroach bait powder at RM24.50 with delivery charges.

lazada green leaf cockroach bait powder
lazada green leaf cockroach bait powder

Ineffective Ridsect Cockroach Bait

I did try for more than a year Ridsect cockroach bait. Put the baits where the cockroach like to hide but it seems the cockroaches population is getting bigger and daring.

You can buy it at RM11.30 at Jaya Grocer.

jayagrocer ridsect cockroach bait
jayagrocer ridsect cockroach bait

Ineffective Perfector Gel Bait

This one is expensive around RM22. You can buy it at Jaya Grocer as well. This method also proves ineffective tried it so many times for few years.

jaya grocer perfector cockroach gel bait
jaya grocer perfector cockroach gel bait

 

My TNB Bill Spike to RM606.85 for June 2020 Bill

In my previous post, I was happy that my bill was in line with my expectation. To my surprise,  when I see my TNB bill spike for June 2020, it is RM606.85.

On average, my monthly bill is RM260. MCO started in March.

So assuming my June bill is also RM260 so my bill is additional of RM346.85. According to TNB, during MCO (March to May) they did estimation only. The real meter reading is on June. So if I average out RM346.85 / 3  = RM115.60 additional per month.

Why divided by 3? Because I take from March till May only. Bear in mind, MCO started in 18th March. So it means March only half month we stayed at home.

So roughly my monthly bill during MCO is RM260 + RM115.60 = RM375.60.

Kedai Gunting DMSR Bukit Jelutong During RMCO

Barbershop is now open during Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

So I took this opportunity to have my hair cut. I went to my usual Kedai Gunting to have my hair cut after so many months. The price increase from RM14 to RM19.

kedai gunting rambut dmsr new rate
kedai gunting rambut dmsr new rate

As usual, before entering the barbershop you need to record your visit and sanitize your hand.

The barber has their protective gear to ensure we are safe from virus infection.

kedai gunting rambut dmsr new sop
kedai gunting rambut dmsr new sop

For anyone who are 60 years old and above can make an appointment from 10AM to 12PM.

kedai gunting rambut dmsr contact number
kedai gunting rambut dmsr contact number

To Make Appointment for 60 years old and above

Tel: 019 266 8093  / 010 892 7618

My Another Elba Kitchen Hob Burner Making Problem

My Elba kitchen hob is getting older. This time a second burner started having problem.

Another Burner Flame Is Slowing

Time to replace my old burner as showed in the video the flame starts to becoming smaller.

Order Burner Online and Delivery

So I decided to order online and get it delivered instead going to Exactly Quality office (Elba spare parts supplier) in Kepong.

I whatsapp Elba 011 5923 1405 and share my previous receipt on my part numbers. The total price for new burner is RM120 and RM10 for delivery.

The person in charge gave an account number to transfer to.

elba kitchen hob burner order communication via whatsapp
elba kitchen hob burner order communication via whatsapp

Delivery Time

It took 11 days for delivery. This is due to Raya Holiday and GDEX had so many parcels to deliver and had to put on queue my burner.

At the same time, you must keep following up with Exact Quality by calling directly to their customer support number to know the latest status.

My New Burner

The burner was well packed. I forgot to take photo of the box. The supplier used bubble wrap the burner to ensure no scratches.

elba kitchen hob burner bubble wrap
elba kitchen hob burner bubble wrap
elba kitchen hob received all three burners
elba kitchen hob received all three burners

Cleaning Up the Kitchen Hob

When I want to install the burner, I noticed my kitchen hob was not clean. So I cleaned up especially the black greased stains

elba kitchen hob dirty
elba kitchen hob dirty
elba kitchen hob stove after cleaning
elba kitchen hob stove after cleaning

My New Burner With Better Flame

Cost Comparison Buying New Kitchen Hob vs Replacing Burners

I replaced 2 burners with total cost of RM240.
I don’t include delivery Cost of RM10 in the comparison.

RM445 cost 0f buying new kitchen hob with similar features.

new elba kitchen hob rm445 - lazada
new elba kitchen hob rm445 – lazada

It is 50% cheaper vs buying new one.

Conclusion

You must look as a whole whether only the burners have problems or other parts of your kitchen hob has problem e.g ignition problem.

In my opinion, if only burner got problems then better replace it rather than buying new kitchen hob.

Where To Buy Elba Burner

You can also ask for delivery with minimum delivery cost.

Anyway the front service desk is very bad. Haha better just ask for delivery.

Exact Quality Sdn Bhd
Lot 13, Jalan E1/5, Taman Usaha Ehsan,
52100 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-6286 9000 I Fax:  03-6286 9004
Operation Hours: 08:30 am to 06:00 pm
(Monday – Friday, except Public Holiday)

Email: eqservice@fiamma.com.my
Website: http://www.e-quality.com.my/

Baskin Robbins at 31% Discount for May 2020

Every 31st of a month, I will usually buy Baskin Robbins ice cream. This is during this day, Baskin Robbins gives 31% discount.

baskin robbins discount 31 may 2020
baskin robbins discount 31 may 2020

During MCO Baskin Robbins Bukit Jelutong Only Open At 12:00PM

But during this MCO (Movement Control Order), the ordering process changed and confused lots of people. Yesterday on 31st of May on 10:00 AM, I went to Baskin Robbins Bukit Jelutong at Petronas.

I already saw long queue at the ice cream parlour but it was still not open and nothing signage regarding the opening hours.

Then I went to Jaya Grocer to buy groceries when I checked back at 10:40 AM the parlour still closed, I decided to go to Aeon Shah Alam Baskin Robbins.

Long Queue at Baskin Robbins Aeon Shah Alam

baskin robbins long queue at AEON Shah Alam
baskin robbins long queue at AEON Shah Alam

When I arrived at 11:00AM at Aeon Shah Alam, there was already long queue.

Walk-In Order Only Pint or Quart

To my dismay, I could only buy at most quart size. Half gallon is not available for walk-in. Besides, if you choose quart, you can only select one flavor.

Baskin Robbins - walk in can buy only quart or pint
Baskin Robbins – walk in can buy only quart or pint

My Ice Cream Stocks till June 31st 2020

I bought 3 flavors of ice creams.

  1. Cotton Candy – for my kids
  2. Mint Choc Chips – for my wife
  3. Jamoca – for myself
Baskin Robbins bought 3 quarts
Baskin Robbins bought 3 quarts

Half Gallon 31% Discount Available at Lazada

At night around 11:00 PM, I checked if Lazada got Baskin Robbins 31% promo. Last March 31st, Baskin Robbins only offered their 31% discount at Lazada. You had to buy the e coupon then redeem at the counter.

To my surprise, the coupon for half gallon was available.

Baskin Robbins Half Gallon 31% discount
Baskin Robbins Half Gallon 31% discount

However, you could buy the coupon on 31st May but can only redeem it on 1st June onward and valid for 3 months.

Baskin Robbins 31% discount terms and conditions
Baskin Robbins 31% discount terms and conditions

Received e-Voucher via Email

You will receive an e voucher similar like this via email where you can redeem it within 3 months.

baskin robbins wogi send e voucher
baskin robbins wogi send e voucher

Show the e voucher at Baskin Robbins counter to redeem your ice cream. Of course it shows value RM111.50 but in actual fact you just pay RM76.94

baskin robbins e voucher redeem
baskin robbins e voucher redeem

Yeah My Half Gallon

This is my half gallon that I bought at Lazada.

Anyway this is more efficient way to get 31% discount by buying it first at Lazada then can redeem it any hours within 3 months. It avoids long queue at Baskin Robbins.

baskin robbins half gallon
baskin robbins half gallon

However the problem is on information diffusion where lack of info at Baskin Robbins website or even at their outlet signage. They should improve on this.

Baskin Robbins Opening Hour During MCO

In summary during MCO different outlets have different opening hours. In principle, below are the different opening hours.

Open: Either 11:00AM or 12:00PM

Close: Either 8:00 PM or 9:00PM

Baskin Robbins opening hours during MCO
Baskin Robbins opening hours during MCO

 

 

Repair Broken Frame Toilet Mirror Using Hot Glue

My toilet mirror frame was broken due to water humidity. I bought the mirror in 2013. I don’t want to replace it because the mirror itself is still in good condition. Only the bottom frame was detached.

Dry The Mirror

Firstly, I dried back of the mirror under the hot sun. It was bit humid at the back. At same time, I used hair dryer to ensure it was totally dried.

toilet mirror - broken frame at bottom due to water
toilet mirror – broken frame at bottom due to water

Apply Hot Glue

Then I switched on my hot glue gun for few minutes before start applying the hot glue gun.

Press a bit the hot glue gun to see whether the glue is ready or no.

toilet mirror - hot glue frame
toilet mirror – hot glue frame

Then apply evenly on the surface.

toilet mirror - apply hot glue
toilet mirror – apply hot glue

Stick the frame quickly before the hot glue dried, hold the frame for few minutes to ensure the frame is stick to its body.

Apply again hot glue gun on any gaps that you see. Let it dried by itself.

toilet mirror - frame done hot glue
toilet mirror – frame done hot glue

Make It Neat

I then used masking tape to make it looks neat.

toilet mirror - masking tape
toilet mirror – masking tape

The Repaired Mirror

The repaired mirror frame is strong like new one.

toilet mirror - repaired
toilet mirror – repaired

Cost of Repair

Its cost me RM20 for the hot glue gun and RM4 for four hot glue sticks. I used one hot glue stick to repair the mirror.

Of course, I can reuse back my hot glue gun for other repairs. So for me, it just cost me RM1 to repair the mirror.

hot glue stick
hot glue stick

Covid-19 Investment Opportunities

Covid-19 is a crisis for some people and an investment opportunities for some. If you are on the opportunities side, I think Covid-19 creates lots of opportunities who are patient.

The real opportunities will start arise after end of bank moratorium. The most impacted industries are tourism to be specific accommodation, passenger transport and travel agencies which constitute 12.4% of tourism employee or 3.5M x 12.4% = 434,000 employees would be impacted.

 

malaysia tourism industries 2018
malaysia tourism industries 2018
malaysia tourism employment 2018
malaysia tourism employment 2018

Stocks Investment to Watch

  1. Related to banking sectors
  2. Gaming sectors like Genting
  3. Accommodation like Shangri-la Hotels Bhd
  4. Related to airlines

I am personally more interested into banking sectors with good fundamental and investment view of 5 years.

For airlines try to avoid as even Warren Buffet sold off all his holdings in airlines industries even at a lost because according to him, the cost to fund the airlines business after Covid-19 is higher than selling it now.

Why banking?

Banks profits are much lower in the coming Q2 till Q4, 2020 due to moratorium, higher provision due to bad debt and stringent lending policies.

I expect some panic selling after the moratorium that we could tap on.

Real Estate Investment

Possible higher properties being auctioned or sell at lower market value after bank moratorium or even after the MCO (Movement Control Order).

Most of properties will be near by location of employees related to tourism and properties short term rent like AirBnb.

Building Your War Chest

In any investment you require cash in order to invest. So put aside saving from loan moratorium, EPF withdrawal as your war chest fund. Be patient.

Be Expert

Learn more about stocks and real estate investment, don’t simply invest.

For real estate, start monitor few locations that you are interested in. Look for the price movement and its surrounding. Invest in good locations.

References:

DOSM – Malaysia Tourism Y2018
Warren Buffet Sells Airlines Stocks