Monday, May 26, 2014

ESPN World Cup Poster

What a lovely poster to print it out!! watch out for it.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Doc Ali Shamsul Bahar

Salah seorang jurugambar yang amat saya amati hasil nya yang amat mempersona dan begitu berseni penyampaian beliau. Walaupun saya sekadar di tepian; kian bermaksud tidak menggunakan kamera jenis dslr namun saya masih aktif berkamera jenis telefon (smartphones). Biarlah ianya tidak semahal mahupun tidak sama kualitas nya dengan DSLR tetapi saya tetap berpuas hati dengan penyampaian nya. 

Namun bukanlah tujuan saya untuk menerangkan ataupun membezakan produk seperti DSLR atapun smartphones, tujuan saya adalah idola iaitu Doc Ali Shamsul Bahar ataupun Doc.Ali yang begitu terkenal sekitar pantai timur, di Kuantan ini amnya. Hasil seni yang beliau hasilkan melalui seni fotografi membuat saya mengagumi beliau terutama nya hasil foto di Gunung Bromo, Indonesia. 

Hasil foto yang lain turut di jadikan sebagai garisan ataupun titik sandaran saya untuk lebih maju di dalam bidang fotografi ini, in shaa Allah jika di izinkan saya turut sama di dalam bidang yang amati. Untuk hasil Doc. Ali sila layari ke beliau. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Malaysia's King of Mini-Marts

Malaysia's King of Mini-Marts

There’s a Chinese belief that sons born in a Year of the Dragon are highly desirable because Dragons are powerful people who will lead extraordinary lives. This could explain wheelchair-bound Lee Thiam Wah, born in Dragon year 1964. In Klang, the bustling port city of Peninsular Malaysia, he’s called the King of Mini-Marts.

Streets there are replete with bold green-and-orange 99 Speedmart signs. For now Klang is where Lee has most of his 175 stores, which bring in better than $150 million annually and employ 2,000 people. This is a drop in the ocean compared with what hypermarkets and convenience stores like 7-Eleven do in Malaysia alone, but he is giving them a run for the money in this cutthroat business.

As a baby Lee was struck with polio and lost the use of his legs. His father, a construction worker, and his mother, who was a hawker, worked day and night to fend for 11 children. Six years of primary school was all they could afford for young Thiam Wah. To keep busy he read books borrowed from neighbors and sold snacks in a roadside stall. “I have to help myself. Nobody would hire me due to my physical limitation,” he says matter-of-factly. He did enjoy prodding from his paternal grandmother, who said to him in the old Chinese way of affirmation: “If you don’t work hard, what will you amount to?”

He saved $5,000 by age 23, enough to start a grocery. Thus began his retail education. He says, “I learned what customers buy. I know all the suppliers and their pricing. And I studied my competitors thoroughly.”

In 1992 Lee sold the business, and now with $88,000, he opened a mini-mart. He says, “I wanted the challenge of running a bigger business. If you don’t have scale you can’t compete with Chinese medicine halls on pricing, and you can’t compete with hypermarkets in terms of range.” In 1999 he changed the name of the store to 99 Speedmart.

Where closely held 99 Speedmart cannot undercut on price, it sells in smaller sizes. For fast-moving necessities Lee stocks for each price point–the closest comparison would be discount stores in the West like Aldi, where only products with the highest turnover are sold. Lee recalls, “For the first mini-mart we sacrificed margins on some products to sell at the lowest price and to gain market share. This built our reputation. The purchasing side of the business is very important, and I spend most of my time overseeing it.”

To get good discounts he makes things easy for suppliers. Big stores are notorious for dragging out payments. At 99 Speedmart, vendors can usually complete the process of negotiating price, getting the current order and collecting payment for an earlier order within 30 minutes. They appreciate Lee’s square dealings. “We’ve not lost sleep because we found him to be very honest, and he has a strong trade reputation,” says the national sales manager for a global food and beverage company that he didn’t want named.

Lee has always funded his operation from sales and not from bank debt, but the 1997 Asian financial crisis hit hard. To overcome, Lee stocked cheaper goods and shaved already razor-thin margins. Lee says the recent economic slowdown has been but a minor bump.

In fact, 99 Speedmart is now moving well beyond Klang, though it still largely targets lower-income and migrant worker groups. The plan is to open 40 to 50 outlets this year in high-density neighborhoods and to boost sales by 25%. In two years Lee may expand farther outside Selangor and Kuala Lumpur to neighboring states like Perak. He can’t afford to rest: 7-Eleven’s Malaysian franchisor is planning to open 2,000 stores nationwide in three years, half to be run by franchisees.

Lee pulled back from early franchising and owns all but one of the 99 Speedmarts. He watches the balance sheet by renting all his properties, however, save for two warehouses occupying a total of 5 acres.

This entrepreneur has become his country’s most notable example of how a physical handicap can be overcome in business.

Malaysia has grown more accommodating of the disabled through various regulations and benefits, but except for a small state allowance, Lee has made his own way. During the early years he relied on relatives to help carrying and weighing heavy items. He sees vendors when they visit or speaks by phone. “I don’t mull over the fact that I’m in a wheelchair, that I can’t speak English and that I only went to school for six years,” he says. “You have to be self-reliant. Sure, you have to work harder than anyone else, but the knowledge you gained will build up your self-esteem. Being of use to customers makes me feel grateful and gives me a sense of purpose.”

If those he does business with even know of his condition, Lee expects no special consideration. “As far as suppliers are concerned, it’s business as usual for them,” he says.

Wife Ng Lee Tieng, 15 years his junior, is his sounding board in business and in life. They met when she joined the company as a purchasing assistant, attracting him with her vivacious personality. He quips that she knew how to take care of things. Now she is also the mother of their two children.

In the Tiger year of 2010, Dragon people are fine, according to CLSA Hong Kong’s Feng Shui Index, an annual zodiac-inspired market outlook. It says “All signs point to steady inflows throughout the year, while patience and perseverance will bring unexpected satisfaction from work. Applying your renowned willpower will see you safely through any Tiger troubles.” Based on Lee Thiam Wah’s record so far, this is one horoscope that’s likely to hold true.

-Source of Forbes-

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

OPPO Find 7 vs OnePlus One vs Lenovo A859 (rujukan/ references)

OPPO Find 7 vs OnePlus One vs Lenovo A859

OPPO Find 7Remove phone

Posted: 19 Mar 2014
Market Status:Announced 

OnePlus OneRemove phone

Posted: 23 Apr 2014
Market Status:Announced 

Lenovo A859Remove phone

Posted: 02 Jan 2014
Market Status:Announced 
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.3) ColorOS UIAndroid (4.4) CyanogenMod 11S UIAndroid (4.2)
Form factorCandybarCandybarCandybar
Dimensions6.01 x 2.95 x 0.36 inches (152.6 x 75 x 9.2)6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches (152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9)5.59 x 2.85 x 0.36 inches (142 x 72.5 x 9.2 mm)
Weight6.03 oz (171 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
5.76 oz (163 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
Side KeysLeft: Lock/Unlock key; Right: Volume controlLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key 
ColorsBlack, WhiteWhite 
Physical size5.5 inches5.5 inches5.0 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
538 ppi401 ppi294 ppi
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Light sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera13 megapixels13 megapixels8 megapixels
FlashDual LEDDual LEDLED
Aperture sizeF2.0F2.0 
Camera sensor size1/3.06"1/3.06" 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Smile detection, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, ScenesCMOS image sensor, AutofocusAutofocus
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)3840x2160 (4K), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)Yes
Recording format MPEG4 
Front-facing camera5 megapixels5 megapixels1.6 megapixels
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-ACQualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-ACMediaTek 6582
Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 1300 MHz
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 330Mali-400
System memory
3072 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR33072 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 1866 MHz) / LPDDR31024 MB RAM (533 MHz) / LPDDR2
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB8 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB
Talk time  10.00 hours
the average is 12 h (749 min)
Stand-by time  11.5 days (276 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
Capacity3000 mAh3100 mAh2250 mAh
TypeLi - PolymerLi - PolymerLi - Ion
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Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
Supported formatsMP3MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDIMP3
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264, Flash VideoMPEG4, H.263, H.264
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
TDD LTE2300 (band 40) MHz2300 (band 40), 2600 (band 38) MHz 
DataLTE, EDGE, GPRSLTE, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
Micro SIM Yes 
Multiple SIM cards  2 slots
Global Roaming Yes 
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Calculator
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 b, g, n
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
OtherNFC, Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone/s for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
FCC approval
Date approved  18 Dec 2013
  FCC ID value: YCNA859link
FCC measured SAR
Head  0.41 W/kg
Body  1.08 W/kg
Product Specific Use  1.08 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission  1.15 W/kg
Officially announced19 Mar 201423 Apr 2014 
Scheduled release
 Q2 2014