Let's snook 'em

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Canon BJC 240 Printer

I am selling my Canon BJC 240 printer. My sister doesn't want her Epson printer anymore. So I am going to take over that Epson printer. With Hazel's assistance, you can bid for my printer at Ebay now. Hurry, the auction ends on Friday.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Carmen Loo

carmen loo

Congratulations to Alex and Fione! Welcome to the world of parenthood. Hmmm whom does baby Carmen look like?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Category Management Executive

Yeo's is hiring a Category Management Executive. Read on for the details of this job.

Responsibilities:

  1. Purpose – to manage function of Category Management services to both company and retailers.
  2. Job summary – development of merchandising standards for YHS product and continuous training for sales staff to comply. Analysis & configuration of sales data to create database for space management and also facilitate business presentation and promotion proposal to support sales function and retailers.
  3. To support sales, to propose and secure category management (planogramming) with HTO & C-Stores chain accounts. With retailers scanned data to plan planogram for retailers by configuration & space management & provide database analysis for feedback on performance & shares to sales.
  4. Provide sales data to sales purposes of presentation & business review, negotiation on promotion & renewal of trading terms to demand for better space management & product range listing.
  5. Assist sales in the development of merchandising standards & continuous upgrading of merchandising training for Sales staff. Conduct market check to enforce compliance by constantly bench marking against others and interpret and respond information from Trade, Brand, Customers & support sales function.

Requirements:

  1. Minimum Degree in Statistics/Business/Marketing or any related field.
  2. 1 - 2 years relevant working experience in planogramming, category management and merchandising.
  3. Conversant in English and Bahasa Malaysia.
  4. Independent and result orientated, with good interpersonal and negotiation skills as well as leadership qualities.
  5. Computer literate with practical application of basic of MS Office applications.
  6. Willing to travel.

You can visit Jobstreet to apply. The closing date is 6 September 2006.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Kao Warehouse Sale

kao warehouse sale

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Tri Nations 2006

all blacks

The victory was never in doubt. I have only managed to watch the last 30 minutes of the game between Australia and New Zealand. I couldn't believe the score of my television. Australia was leading New Zealand by 20-14. How did it happened? I was expecting the match to be close, not Australia in front of the New Zealand. The All Black soon showed why they are the hottest team in the Southern Hemisphere at the moment and the red hot favourites for next year's World Cup. The All Blacks took over the lead by scoring 2 tries, 2 conversions and 2 penalties. The Wallabies didn't back down and fought back with a try by Lote Tuqiri. The Wallabies also went deep into the All Black's territory twice but conceded turnovers on both occasions. The Australia proved they could play good rugby and matched the All Blacks in this game. The are just not good enough to beat New Zealand as indicated by the final score.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Twisties Salmon Teriyaki

twisties salmon teriyaki

I definitely prefer Twisties Salmon Teriyaki over Twisties Tandoori Chicken. The taste for Twisties Salmon Teriyaki is more distinct, slightly sweeter and more spicy. If you need to choose one over the other, I would suggest you buy Twisties Salmon Teriyaki.

Rating: 3/5

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Milo Fuze Mocha Milo Fuze Light

milo fuze mocha milo fuze light

I saw these two new products by Milo in a Carrefour leaflet recently. I went to Giant last Wednesday planning to buy Milo Fuze Mocha but I couldn't find the product anywhere. I was hoping to be more successful at Tesco but I left the hypermarket empty-handed. Is this exclusive to Carrefour at the moment? I hardly shop at Carrefour. Hopefully Giant will sell Milo Fuze Mocha soon.

I have sourced the details for Milo Fuze Mocha and Milo Fuze Light from
Nestle's web site.

MILO Fuze Light


MILO Fuze Light : 40% less fat, 25% less sweet. MILO Fuze Light is the easy tasty way to enjoy MILO with natural goodness, ACTIGEN-E and PROTOMALT. Just add hot water for a lighter cuppa that's truly nutritious.

RRP : RM10.60 / pouch (15 sachets)

MILO Fuze Mocha


MILO Fuze 3in1 MOCHA : MILO plus Coffee - twice the pleasure!
MILO Fuze 3in1 MOCHA is the easy, tasty way to get a cup of MILO plus coffee- for a great tasting, nutritious drink, full of goodness. Just add hot water for a quick, pleasurable treat whenever you need a break in your action-packed day!

RRP: RM10.60 / pouch (15 sticks)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Bluebell Floor Cleaner

bluebell floor cleaner

I went to Tesco just now with a shopping list that contained Bluebell Floor Cleaner. Unfortunately, I couldn't find Bluebell Floor Cleaner. Tesco only sells Bluebell Marble Care. I guess Tesco's loss is Giant's gain. At least I am loyal to Bluebell. Clorox and FFM Marketing should be thankful for that.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Twisties Tandoori Chicken

twisties tandoori chicken

There is a new Twisties in town. Actually there are two new Twisties on the shelf. Today, I will share my experience on Twisties Tandoori Chicken. Both Twisties Tandoori Chicken and Twisties Salmon Teriyaki are made from imported corn. The packaging doesn't say where the corn is sourced from. Anyway, I couldn't tell the taste of Twisties Tandoori Chicken. Is it supposed to be sweet? Spicy? I couldn't taste neither. Twisties Tandoori Chicken tasted like the normal Twisties. It is just the flavour that I couldn't pin it down. I will try Twisties Salmon Teriyaki next.

Rating: 2/5

Monday, August 14, 2006

Near Miss

I was driving out of my condo this morning. Two big boys who were riding a motorcycle left at the same time. They decided to swerve to the right hand of the road but they continued on a snail pace. I couldn't overtake them because there were cars parked on the left hand side of the road. About one hundred metre later, the motorcyclist decided to cut left out of the sudden causing me to swerve left and stopped on the stop. Luckily there was no cars parked on the left or behind him. The motorcyclist had the cut left immediately because he had spotted a policeman issuing tickets for unlawful parking. His pillion rider was not wearing a helmet you see. Thank goodness I was not sleepy this morning. If not, there will be another dent in front of my car to complement the existing crack in my car's rear bumper.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Nestle Drumstick with Kit Kat Ice Cream

nestle drumstick kit kat

I came across this newspaper article where Nestle has launched a new ice cream called Nestle Drumstick with Kit Kat. The ice cream combines the best of both worlds, Nestle Drumstick and Kit Kat. This combination sounds very interesting. After all, it is not very difficult to put a Kit Kat inside an ice cream.

I sent my car for a wash at the Petronas petrol station after work yesterday. I was hoping to buy this new innovation at the petrol mart. I was expecting to be disappointed since it takes time for the product to reach the shelves after launch. To my pleasant surprise, the ice cream freezer was almost running out of stocks. There were only 3 sticks left in the freezer.

As the name suggested, this ice cream tasted like a drumstick with a Kit Kat lodged in the middle of the stick. If you want to eat an ice cream and Kit Kat at the same time, this is the product for you. Unfortunately, I couldn't take a picture since I don't own a camera phone. The only part I didn't like about this ice cream is the frozen Kit Kat. The Kit Kat didn't taste like a wafer in this ice cream. I always prefer my Kit Kat to be wafer like. Overall, I would give an average score to this new product for its innovation.


Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Vacancy for Category Executive (Contract Employment)

I saw this ad in the Star last Saturday. Am I entitled to any headhunter fee?
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We are an exciting oil and gas company with a network of 150 petrolmarts (I suspect Shell). We believe in a workplace that is productive and safe characterized by teamwork, fair treatment and opportunities for personal development and growth. We are now looking for qualified candidates with similar aspirations to join us as:

Category Executive (Contract Employment)

Requirements:
1. Degree in Marketing or relevant Business degree
2. 2-3 years' experience in a convenience environment, preferably in FMCG, e.g. hypermarket or convenience stores
3. Knowledge of Planograms, category management, product ranges, sizing and promotional activities
4. Good command of English and Bahasa Malaysia with excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
5. Ability and skills in using Spaceman or equivalent
6. Able to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines
7. Strong understanding of retail operations and merchandising functions

Responsibilities
1. Manage assigned product categories within the shop as well as plan and carry out category management plans and planograms
2. Analyze sales and promotional data to identify opportunity gaps and weaknesses
3. Develop and implement joint promotional activities with major suppliers to drive in suppliers' contribution fund
4. Align departmental requirements for promotions and Point of Sale (POS) materials
5. Collate data received from retail pricing sources and reconcile against pricing strategies of respective departments against competition
6. Manage the product mix, suppliers income, KPI and all shop promotional activities

Please submit your detailed curriculum vitae stating contact telephone number, current and expected salary together with a recent photograph to:

The Advertiser
c/o Start Publication (M) Bhd (10894-D)
Box No 1973
Menara Star
15, Jalan 16/11, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Closing Date: 19 August 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006

Seasons Red Bean Soya

The publicity for Seasons Red Bean Soya has begun. I saw these two articles in The Star newspaper last week. The only sad thing is there is still no information found on its web site.

Is Floyd Landis a cheat?

As expected, the test for Floyd Landis Sample B is negative and is consistent with the result of the first test. He has been dismissed by his team Phonak. He is expected to lose his title as Le Tour de France 2006 champion and face a possible 2 year ban from cycling. I am not too sure if he can prove his innocence. I guess I am sad with this outcome. Ironically, I am reminded of Tyler Hamilton who is undergoing a 2 year ban for blood doping. Tyler Hamilton was also cycling for Phonak before he was found guilty for his offence. Overall, it is a very disappointing time for the cycling world right now.

On a separate note, I came across another disappointing article where the Sports Ministry have decided to bail out First Cartel Sdn Bhd, the organizers of Le Tour de Langkawi. Le Tour de Langkawi, one of the only 2 premier road races in Asia was the brainchild of Tun Dr. Mahathir. I try to follow the race every year through newspaper and television. I am very proud that we have a premier road race outside of Europe besides Tour of Qinghai Lake in China. I am always tickled by Hasbullah Awang's commentary especially when he pronounced the name of the European teams and cyclists.

The bailout package is worth RM 2.3 million. It appears that the entire damage may be more than RM 2.3 million. In any case, First Cartel Sdn Bhd has been dropped as the organizer. What has gone wrong? Malaysia has gained a reputation for organizing sporting events. Is this caused by First Cartel incompetence? Once again, we will never know the real answer. I just hope Le Tour de Langkawi will not disappear after 11 years since its inception.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Tri Nations 2006 - South Africa vs. Australia (Updated)

The Wallabies had to struggle to defeat the Springboks in their latest encounter. The final score indicated that the match was more evenly matched compared to the first match. I guess a win is a win. It doesn't have to be pretty.
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Astro is showing this match live tomorrow at 6pm. I will not be watching the game since I will be at church. The momentum for Tri Nations is building. Astro is advertising this live screening a few days in advance. This is definitely an improvement. I remember I couldn't find any information on Tri Nations for the first few matches.

The game should end in the Wallabies favour. I don't see how the Springboks can triumph over the Wallabies, at least not on Australian soil anyway. So go Aussie go!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Happy B'day Dan

You were born 3 weeks ahead of schedule.
You had the worst case of jaundice among your brothers.
You are allergic to cow milk protein.
You had eczema.
You are slower in everything compared to John (according to your ah ma anyway).
You have mastered the art of vomiting. As a result, we seldom scold you.
You are one serious kid.
You are also left-handed.
I love you no less.
Happy 2nd Birthday, Dan Dan

Launch of ShiZen Green Tea

Coca Cola Malaysia has launched Shizen Green Tea yesterday. You can read more about it by clicking on the following links, The Star, NST and The Edge.