Hadeef Practices on Yamaha Digital Drums

I bought Yamaha Digital Drums DTX-452K for Hadeef to practice his drums.

I chose digital drums because we can control its volume and it doesn’t require so much space like acoustic drums.

As advised by Hadeef’s drum teacher, we bought Edifier XM6BT as DTX-452K sound system. The Edifier can be controlled via my smartphone and at same time has its own remote control. The Edifier I bought at Harvey Norman and it costs RM319.

Edifier Speaker XM6BT
Edifier Speaker XM6BT

I bought the Yamaha Digital Drum from Yamaha Setia Alam.

Yamaha Setia Alam DTX-452K
Yamaha Setia Alam DTX-452K
Yamaha Digital Drum installation by Yamaha Setia Alam
Yamaha Digital Drum installation by Yamaha Setia Alam
NoItemBought AtPrice (RM)
1Yamaha Digital Drum DTX-452KYamaha Setia Alam3,190
2EdifierHarvey Norman Setia Alam319
3Yamaha HeadphoneYamaha Setia Alam80
4Audio CableAll IT, Ikano61
Total3,650
belkin audio cable - to connect from Edifier to Yamaha DTX452-K
belkin audio cable – to connect from Edifier to Yamaha DTX-452K

Overall I’m satisfied with the drums except the bass drum pedal screw is not correctly tighten. I have to send back to Yamaha Setia Alam.

bass pedal screws not tighten properly
bass pedal screws not tighten properly

Get online Queue Number before Renew Indonesian Maid Passport – 2019

The longest term for passport you can have is maximum of 5 years. So 5 years it is … the hassle that i need to overcome – of all tedious process for my Indonesian Maid passport renewal.

This round ‘year 2019’ am a bit relieved knowing that they have simplify the processes but still after i jadi mangsa dulu… ūüôĀ

If you want to reduce hassle may take one or two tips i share down here >>

At first I went to embassy to proceed with renewal of employment contract (   https://www.awesomegrasp.com/maid-employment-contract-employer-d-i-y/ but noticed lots of people queuing at door 1.

Some of them were not allow to go in for passport renewal because they didn’t have queue number “angka giliran’.

haha… nasib i observe surrounding. Mula lah gabra.. ehh how to get that number, and yang silapnya ‘ulat-ulat’ kat tepi tu mula approach i….. Kak kalau mau no gilirannya saya boleh tolong dapatkan… sekarang tiada nombor sudah lagi sebulan baru nombor ada. Kena cepat dapatkan nombor … hmm apelagi panik la.. nanti kalau tak dapat dah satu hal maid nak balik kampung passport kena perbaharui.

Kitorang pun macam anak itik ikut diorang kat kedai bebetul tepi parking exit tu. Diorang berlakon ala-ala busy mintak dokumen, depan PC, konon ambil gambar maid guna handphone submit online. Bayar RM70 okay!!!

Rupanya you need to register online to get queue number. Balik rumah try google… alahai.. boleh buat sendiri online .. and its free… omg! (tepuk dahi).. bape ramai la mangsa dorang tadi. modus operandi cakap no dah habis… dorang ada reserve number. Bengong pergi percaya buat apa.

Embassy won’t allow any walk in visitors/ guests/ employer without queue number to enter. Dont dream they let you in … go home and get your appointment date online. You have to come on the right scheduled date and time with printed QR Code.

How to register for Queue Number?

Actually you can register yourself here http://onlineservice.kbrikl.org/passport/

I do fake registration and upload gambar ikan bilis pun dapat no giliran … haihhh…. memamg bulat-bulat leh kena kelentong.

Tekan Menu Paspor > Pendaftaran Antrian Paspor Online

Fill in completely from step 1-4

online registration form to fill

You can choose available date and time for them to release the queue no. This is good to avoid over crowd.

This notification paper i saw when we went inside for passport renewal ya… ;0

 

Register Online for Queue Number notice

Here are some catatan after you successfully registered;

  1. Pemohon wajib mengisi data diri yang benar;
  2. Pemohon wajib membawa pensyaratan yang ditentukan;
  3. Pemohon wajib menunjukkan bukti booking antrian online;
  4. Pemohon wajib datang sesuai Jadwal minimal 15 menit sebelum jam yang dipilih;
  5. Pemohon tidak akan dilayani apabila lewat tanggal maupun jam yang telah ditentukan;
  6. Pemohon tidak akan dilayani apabila tidak memenuhi pensyaratan yang ditentukan;
  7. Pemohon langsung mengambil nomor antrian foto paspor dengan QRCode yang telah dikirimkan melalui email dan menuju ruang tunggu Antrian Pemohon Online.

Thats all…

SK Bukit Jelutong Waktu Operasi Kedai Buku

Saya dah beberapa kali pergi ke Kedai Buku SK Buku Jelutong. Bila sampai je rupa-rupanya tutup. Ini mengelakkan perkara yang sama berlaku, saya simpan waktu operasi kedai buku SK Bukit Jelutong untuk rujukan saya dan orang lain.

Waktu Operasi Kedai Buku SK Bukit Jelutong

Isnin Hingga Khamis

8.30 Pagi  Р4.30 Petang
1.30 Petang – 2.30 Petang (Rehat)

Jumaat

8.30 Pagi – 4.30 Petang
12.30 Petang – 1.30 Petang (Rehat)

SK Bukit Jelutong Waktu Operasi Kedai Buku
SK Bukit Jelutong Waktu Operasi Kedai Buku

Installation of Long Down Rod Ceiling Fan

Ceiling Fan on High Ceiling

My house has a high ceiling, last time  I installed a ceiling fan with short down rod. It was hard to clean up and over the years it was becoming slow due to dust.

High Ceiling Fan
High Ceiling Fan

So I had to install new one with long down rod. I measured and I needed a 160 cm down rod.

Buying Ceiling Fan, Long Down Rod, Spray Paint & Safety Cable

I went to a hardware shop to buy new ceiling fan. I chose KDK due to its reliability.

The KDK ceiling fan cost me around RM300.

KDK Ceiling Fan
KDK Ceiling Fan

I asked the seller whether the ceiling fan could support long down rod and whether they had available down rod. Fortunately they had the 160cm down rod that I needed.

White Down rod
White Down rod

Then I bought brown spray paint to spray the white down rod.

Spray paint the white down rod
Spray paint the white down rod

At same time, I needed to buy cable to replace the short safety cable.

use normal cable as ceiling fan safety cable
use normal cable as ceiling fan safety cable
standard short ceiling fan safety cable
standard short ceiling fan safety cable

Electrical Contractor

I managed to get good electrical & affordable contractor to install my ceiling fan. I did ask few contractors most of them charge around RM500. But this contractor only charge RM340.

Installing high ceiling fan is expensive because the contractor has to set up a scaffolding or a staging for easier installation. The contractor also will lengthen the ceiling fan electrical cable. Unfortunately by doing this it will void the ceiling fan warranty.

Scaffolding Staging
Scaffolding Staging
Installation of high ceiling fan
Installation of high ceiling fan

It took around 1 hour an half to complete the job. I was really satisfied with their workmanship and professionalism. The ceiling fan is very stable. Not much swaying from left or right.

Electrical Contractor Contact Details

Company Name: Kristal Maya
Contact Person: Faizal
Telephone: 019 226 6232
Website: https://www.kristalmaya.com.my/

Surat Wakil Majikan bagi Urusan Kedutaan Kontrak Kerja Pembantu Indonesia

Berikut merupakan contoh surat yang perlu dibawa bersama sekiranya majikan tidak dapat melakukan urusan kontrak pembantu kerja di kedutaan Indonesia. Contoh dibawah adalah sekiranya majikan adalah suami kepada wakil bagi urusan tersebut;


DD/MM/YR

 Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur

233 Jalan Tun Razak, Imbi,

50400 Kuala Lumpur

 

Tuan,

SURAT MAJIKAN MEWAKILKAN ISTERI UNTUK URUSAN PERPANJANGAN KONTRAK KERJA PEMBANTU RUMAH INDONESIA (no passport)

 Merujuk perkara di atas.

Saya sebagai majikan kepada pembantu rumah dari Indonesia (Ms Jane Doe Рno passport)  mewakilkan isteri saya untuk melakukan urusan perpanjangan kontrak kerja pembantu rumah di Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur (KBRI).

Berikut merupakan maklumat bagi rujukan Tuan;

Maklumat Majikan

Nama: Mr X

No IC: XX

No Phone: XXX-XXXX

Maklumat Wakil (isteri)

Nama: Mrs XY

No K/P: XX

No Phone:XXX-XXXX

Bersama ini disertakan dokumen untuk tujuan tersebut. Kerjasama Tuan terhadap urusan ini didahului dengan ucapan terima kasih.

Yang Benar,

Mr X (Majikan)

 

Contoh Surat Kebenaran Majikan Pembantu Rumah Cuti

Here is sample of letter for maid balik kampung prepared by employer;

Date/Month/Year

U/P: Pihak yang Berkenaan

Tuan,

KEBENARAN PULANG BERCUTI BAGI PEMBANTU RUMAH

NAMA                                                 : Mrs. Jane

PASSPORT INDONESIA             : XXNOXX

Merujuk perkara di atas, saya dengan ini memberi kebenaran untuk bercuti selama 2 bulan dari tarikh berangkat pulang ke Indonesia (date) sehingga tarikh pulang ke Malaysia (date) kepada pembantu rumah saya yang namanya dinyatakan di atas. Berikut adalah maklumat penerbangan beliau;

Bil Penerbangan AirAsia Tarikh
1 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ke Surabaya, Indonesia (flight no) Date
2 Surabaya, Indonesia ke Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (flight no) Date

Sukacita pihak Tuan dapat permudahkan urusan beliau dalam perjalanan pulang ke kampung halaman dan kembali semula ke Malaysia untuk kembali bertugas dengan selamat tanpa ganguan dan apa jua halangan.

Sepanjang pengetahuan saya, tidak wujud undang-undang bertulis Negara Indonesia yang mewajibkan apa jua pembayaran tambahan dibuat oleh pembantu rumah yang pulang sekiranya kepulangan pembantu rumah tidak disertai dengan surat pengesahan cuti dari majikan berdasarkan hujah bahawa hal ehwal pemberian cuti adalah urusan peribadi untuk pengesahan pembantu rumah dengan pihak Imigresen Malaysia sahaja dan ianya tidak mempunyai kaitan dengan mana-mana pihak di Indonesia.

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Advertisement ~ Genting Highlands ~ 6 pax ~  2 rooms with balcony

Seandainya pembantu rumah saya dan/atau rakan-rakannya yang pulang bersama-sama dengannya dikenakan apa jua bayaran tambahan, sila pihak tuan terlebih dahulu mengemukakan dengan jelas, bukti referansi kepada Undang-Undang Ketenagakerjaan Indonesia atau peraturan imigrasi ataupun aturan fiskal Indonesia yang menjadi sumber hukum yang jelas menyokong tindakan menuntut bayaran tambahan tersebut.

Sekiranya wujud undang-undang seperti itu, setiap dan tiap-tiap pembayaran mestilah disokong dengan pengeluaran karcis/ resit rasmi sebagai bukti pembayaran telah dibuat dengan benar yang dikeluarkan oleh pihak tuan. Rujukan adalah dibuat kepada Pasal 23 (2) Undang-Undang Dasar Republik Indonesia 1945 BAB VIII ‚Äď HAL KEUANGAN yang menyatakan bahawa ‚ÄúSegala pajak untuk keperluan negara berdasarkan undang-undang‚Äô.

Seandainya pihak tuan masih memerlukan apa-apa pengesahan, saya boleh dihubungi ditalian (employer contact number). Segala bantuan dari pihak Tuan dalam memudahkan urusan keluar masuk pembantu rumah saya amat dihargai dan didahului dengan ucapan terima kasih.

Yang benar,

…………………………..

Employer name

Salinan pendua: Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur

 

 

Maid Employment Contract – Employer D.I.Y

Employment contract is also known as contract of service or a written legal agreement between employer and employee. Basis information such as employer and employee details, pay amount, duration of works clearly mention in the contract so it can protect the rights for both parties.

Am not sure if all employer out there really familiar with Indonesian Maid employment contract. Normally during initial year we get maid through agent we will be given an employment contract. After that we renew maid working permit with immigration each year to avoid it from expiring.

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Noticed that this Maid employment contract with Indonesian Embassy (KBRI) really needed when we want to ; 1) renew her visa/passport or  2) she wants to balik kampung.  :0

This year (2019) slightly different from previously shared for year  (2013), https://www.awesomegrasp.com/dilemma-on-2-different-actions-for-maid-balik-kampung-procedure/

Documents and waiting time for submission are much lesser. Just make sure you make a complete photocopy of documents and you can download and fill up form from home. (haha…clever than before).

PENSYARATAN PENGURUSAN KONTRAK KERJA PEMBANTU RUMAH (MAID) –¬†UNTUK PULANG CUTI/ PERPANJANGAN PASPOR: PEMBANTU RUMAH DAN MAJIKAN HARUS HADIR.

  1. 2 SALINAN – MENGISI KONTRAK KERJA
  2. 1 SALINAN – IC MAJIKAN
  3. 1 SALINAN – INSURAN MAID MALAYSIA (NO NEED INDONESIA INSURAN)
  4. 1 SALINAN – PASPOR (DEPAN, PERMIT, BELAKANG)
  5. Additional – Surat cuti kebenaran majikan pembantu rumah cuti
  6. surat wakil kuasa bagi wakil (isteri/ suami majikan)

To enter the KBRI i just proceed to 2nd gate entrance (no need to queue together with passport related crowd) and guard will point you to go straight to specific counter for submission. The staff will check all the documents and for them to verify amount of pay and some other info stated in the contract with maid.

Less than 10 minutes all sorted and we ready to go back and need to come again for the next 2 days to collect endorsed contract. This time you can collect on your own or get anyone to pick up the document as long bring together collection slip which been given to you upon submission.

 

Bought Bicycle for Lisha & Sha

Every Saturday & Sunday, Lish, Hadeef & myself play bicycles. I myself will do at least 5 rounds while the kids around 10 rounds.

It is very healthy activity, the heart pumps fast especially when we race each other. Lish’ bicycle is becoming smaller for her. I decided to buy new one for her 10th birthday.

At same time, I tried to persuade my wife to join the party. So we decided to find affordable and recreational bicycles for Lish & Sha.

We went to Kedai Basikal TTDI Jaya. It carries Raleigh brand and China made bicycles.

As usual, Lisha likes purple and feminine bicycle, she tried few round at the shop before chose the bicycle.

https://www.awesomegrasp.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/raleigh-purple-bicycle-1.jpeg
raleigh purple bicycle

While for Sha, she wants an easy to ride and folded bicycle so easy to store at the house.

folded bicycle
folded bicycle
folded bicycle
folded bicycle

The Kedai Basikal TTDI Jaya owner was really helpful in giving advice and what kind of bicycle suitable for them.

Lish’s bicycle cost RM450 + RM15 (to change the handle) while Sha’s bicycle cost RM590 after discount. Total bicycle cost is RM1,055 which I think is reasonable.

The bicycle shop accepts credit card but they charge 2.5%, so we decided to transfer online.

I would recommend the bicycle shop, if you plan to find an affordable and simple bicycles.

bicycle shop ttdi jaya
bicycle shop ttdi jaya
bicycle shop ttdi jaya
bicycle shop ttdi jaya

Location of the bicycle shop:

25, Jalan Opera K, U2/K, Taman TTDI Jaya, Shah Alam, 40150, Shah Alam, Selangor, 40150

Google Map Location

Opening hour: 10:30AM to 7:00PM

Tel: 03 787 5832

Add-on seat purchase for confirmed flight booking

We are prone to make mistake when being too careful or over cautious in doing something. In my case it happens when doing online transaction which having a countdown clock. Afraid that i might missed the deal due to longer time taken especially during flight booking.

Sure you know for flight booking we must confirm on the date and time of departure, arrival, guests list/ details, credit card info for payment and etc.

Always the time that i need to call my partners to know if he is okay to travel on that date and time. After getting price/rate that i wanted – browsing¬† session pulak been chasing to expired before can confirm. That is normal … phewwww!!

Whenever i want to browse the airlines portal to see their offering i will use incognito window so that it cannot track my searching.

All¬†incognito mode¬†will do is erase your browsing and search histories while in private¬†mode, as well as dump any tracking cookies you pick-up during your¬†incognito¬†session. If you’re unsure how to turn on your browser’s added privacy¬†mode¬†you can find instructions online for Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. – pcworld.com

Always make sure to register and login upon making a purchase so easier for you to track, monitor and manage your bookings.

This time i only bought seat for departure but forgot to buy seat for return flight. Soon after realised i try to add on seat purchasing from Manage  Booking features but unable to do so. Only available add on option for insurance, baggage and flight date.

To solve this i contacted Malindo call center, they gave me option where they reserve the seat that i intend to buy and within 2-3 days someone from payment department will contact me for payment purposes.

In mind should i wait and how can they get the payment thru calling? does it mean i need to give my credit card info? what is the mechanism? does it safe?

what i was told is that seat have been locked for my booking. Since i don’t want this to cause me so much hassle. i told them that meantime i will drop by at their ticketing counter and make payment there.

Wise decision to make.. drop by at Subang Airport counter and make payment. All reserve seats already entered by call centre reps. So all settled.

Am not sure what happen with the online system in my case. Actually members could add on seats from Manage Booking…. sigh!!! whatever..

valuable experience learnt through hard way!

Dilemma on 2 different actions for Maid ‘Balik Kampung’ procedure.

If refer to my previous post, am still contemplating what step should i follow. Learnt from friends experiences but still undecided which should i proceed.

Buy return flight tickets only¬†–¬†not¬†to¬†bother¬†other¬†processes.

My concern there is chances for my helper to get in trouble when returning at Surabaya Airport since she wont be having latest ‘Kad Kartu Kerja’¬†

indonesia kartu tenaga kerja luar negeri
indonesia kartu tenaga kerja luar negeri

This card can only get after having a proper contract with KBRI which she need to bring the employment contract to department of overseas employment in Indonesian for them to proceed with card printing.

I don’t want to take any risk of her unable to come back to work with us. It will cause us trouble – for her and my side too.

Proceed with Employment Contract documentations at Indonesian Embassy (KBRI)

Contacted MYEG to know minimum validity period of maid working permit to allow maid to come back working in Malaysia (without hassle), but MYEG unable to answer me and was told to contact Immigration for exact procedure.

They gave the 1MOCC number (03-8000 8000) but since forever can’t connect me to Putrajaya Immigration (Bahagian Pembantu Rumah Asing). I was given direct number to call at 03-8880 1463 or 03-8880 11468 but no one pick up the line.¬†

They advised me to personally go to immigration counter for clearer process and documentation. Immigration counter for Pembantu Rumah Asing only available in three locations; Putrajaya, Shah Alam and Jalan Duta (03-6205 7500 ext 1204/7479)

One day managed to chat with helpful 1MOCC officer on the procedure, she advises for me to proceed with employment contract at KBRI. Need to take 1 day on the process and next day for collection. It is faster compared to renew visa. So she shared the KBRI number (03-2116 4016 or 03-2116 4017) for me to ask further.

From KBRI update i need to do employment contract. Just bring the documentation and maid must follow together on that day. Procedure not much different from what i did back in 2013. https://www.awesomegrasp.com/process-for-indonesian-maid-balik-kampung/

Let my pass through and highlight if there is any changes.

As long im not troubling my helper to get back might as well i do the right way… wish me luck!