Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rental Pricing for MiCasa8 for 2010

MiCasa8 - The Best of the Best - Student Only Accommodation

Application for 2010 is now open!! The moment everyone has been waiting QUICK or you'll regret it!!

Luxury studio and one bedroom apartments. The Ultimate in Student Accommdation.

Ideally located on the corner of Swanston and Pelham Street, Carlton; within walking distance to Melbourne University, RMIT and City Centre.
Parks, City Bath, Victoria Market; and Lygon Street Restaurants only minutes away, either walking or via tram at door.

This security entry complex of fully furnished units features a mix of studio and one bedroom apartments, most with balconies and city views.

Dual lift access to all floors.

Apartments comprise kitchen with gas cooking and microwave, each with modern private bathroom, study area, built in robe, air conditioning and heating.
Inventory includes all cutlery and crockery, bed, study desk and chair.

Flat screen TV in apartment and free Asian satellite channels.

Gas usage included in the rent.

Double bed in most apartments. However, only one student per apartment.

Communal laundry onsite, plus common lounge areas and bicycle storage.

Student discount High speed broadband internet connection available.

12 levels of 219 stylish and modern student apartments.

Price Ranges:
Level 1 - 2 = $250 per week to $325 per week for a twelve month lease.

Level 3 - 4 = $270 per week to $295 per week for a twelve month lease.

Level 5 - 6 = $290 per week to $305 per week for a twelve month lease.

Level 7 - 8 = $295 per week to $315 per week for a twelve month lease.

Level 9 - 10 =  $315 per week to $325 per week for a twelve month lease.
Level 11 - 12 = $325 per week to $340 per week for a twelve month lease.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Love Your Enemies.....R U Sure?!

Everytime you talked about Jesus, you cannot miss the part where He says "Love your enemies...". This is probably the hardest thing to be done here on earth yet this is a very clear instruction.

How applicable is it for us Christians today?

It's still very applicable if you asked me. However, it's so hard that nobody really cares about it anymore. Most people turn away instead of turning the other cheek!

Christians today should learn to love...

Their loved ones
Their families
Their friends
Their co-workers
Their church
before even thinking of trying to love their enemies. It's beyond our ability!~~

I myself is still learning this lesson but I need to learn how not to love myself too much that I neglected others...It's very hard!

Learning is a lifetime process but life is short so appreciate it while you can!

God gives me strength!

Give me the heart of compassion!

Let me be Your tool to bring love to this world!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Myki Rip Off - Beware

Stephen Drill
September 20, 2009 12:00AM

UP to 60 per cent of the new myki transport ticket machines have been subjected
to vandalism or graffiti months before the system begins operation.

A Sunday Herald Sun survey of the new ticket machines found smashed, broken and
fire-bombed units across the network.

That comes as a flaw in the troubled myki ticketing system means passengers will be charged more than $2 extra per trip if the machines malfunction.

The myki system, $350 million over budget and three years late, will charge passengers the maximum price for a ticket if they do not scan off at the end of their trip.

But passengers cannot scan off if card readers are damaged.

The State Government admitted the problem and will set up a call centre to take complaints from overcharged passengers.

Passengers' accounts will then be changed to show the correct fares.

An inspection of the Pakenham, Werribee and Upfield train lines on Friday showed six in every 10 card readers has been vandalised, though the system is yet to start working.

The system is expected to begin on December 1, but the Government is yet to release a date.

Opposition transport spokesman Terry Mulder has slammed the fault, saying it is another example of the bungling that has dogged the myki system.

"If you are going to have an electronic ticketing system it needs to be foolproof and damage proof - this is neither. Thousands of commuters are going to be ripped off," he said.

Public Transport Users Association president Daniel Bowen said it
was unreasonable to expect passengers to have to make a call in order to be
charged the correct fare.

Stephen Moynihan, a spokesman for Public Transport Minister Lynne Kosky confirmed myki would charge a higher fare if a passenger did not scan off, even if they couldn't due to damaged machines.

"So if that happens to someone they can call the call centre and get the extra charge taken off and credited to their account," he said.

A spokesman for myki, Jake Hatton, said vandalism was a problem across the public transport network.

"Unlike the old Metcard system, myki software will be able to tell when myki machines are down and this will allow the operator to get them fixed quickly," he said.

Myki is probably the worst ever project introduced by the Government. Failure to start on time, over budget, etc.

Now, it'll even charge a passanger more even if the passenger is not at fault! To get a bloody refund, you need to ring their call centre and will be lucky to be on hold for 30 minutes, if not more.

This is NOT acceptable and really shows how much the Govt cares about its' people.

They should NOT be charging passengers should any of the readers are faulty and they CAN tell which reader is faulty right away according to the Myki spokesperson.

Oh wait, they don't care about the passengers, they just want your money! GRRRrrrrr~~!~!~!~

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

KK Tragedy

KOTA KINABALU: A climber slipped and fell to his death when
trekking up Mount Kinabalu. Tan Tzu Hau, 31, from Inanam here, was found dead
5.5km from the Mesilau trail at about 2pm on Monday by a Sabah Parks porter.

Ranau district police chief Deputy Supt Suhaimy Hashim said that Tan was part of
a mixed group locals and peninsular Malaysians trekking up the mountain through
the Mesilau trail when the incident occurred. ''Tan was trailing behind the
group when he apparently slipped and fell.

No one knows exactly how he fell but a porter who was behind spotted his sprawled body beside the trail," Suhaimy said. He said the incident occurred near the Panar Laban rest house at the height of 3,270m of the 4,101m mountain.

''His body has been brought down to Ranau and we are waiting for the post mortem to be conducted, he said, adding that police did not suspect foul play as they believe it was a case of misadventure.

Masilau trail is second but tougher route to the mountain as
compared to the more popularly used Summit Trail or South Ride Trail.

Accidental deaths among climbers on Mount Kinabalu is relatively rare though they have been a few incidents with the last reported incident occurring in Aug 2001 when a British teenager Ellie James lost her way and was found dead on the mountain
nearly a week after she went missing.

We were just on this mountain a few weeks ago! Thank goodness we were OK.
God be with the victim's families and comfort them!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sports Cancelled On 20/9

Just rang up Collingwood College to find out what went wrong yesterday and of course I get the expected answer.

The person in charge is on leave. The replacement thought that everyone has been informed. So they apologize for it.

Apology accepted. No problem but please don't do it again. :)

Anyway, just found out that this Sunday, our booking was cancelled too! And yes, nobody was planning to inform us as they thought we were told. Anyway, not going to make a fuss about it.

So guys, please note.

Sports on Sunday (20/9) is cancelled!

Back to normal on 27/9.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

MiCasa8 - 2010

Google, google and still googling.

Due to popular demands from google search results looking for MiCasa8 for 2010, I'll let you guys into a few small inside news!

For those that have been looking for accomodation this year, you'd definetely learned a big lesson to start looking for places to stay before you go back for summer holiday. Hundreds of students were left without an apartment in MiCasa8 in 2009 hence took a less desirable accommodation.

Anyway, for those first year students coming to Melbourne, do heed my advice. Start your house hunting around Oct/Nov 09.

Rental price for MiCasa8 hasn't been confirmed yet as it's still too early. Having said that, we're expecting the pricing to be finalised in the next few weeks!

Vacancy rate is hard to predict at the moment but I'm guessing there'll probably be just about half the building vacating at the end of their tenancy. So the number is around 100 apartments. Most second year building only has renewal rate about 20% or so but MiCasa8 could be a different story.

There're currently about 40 renewal requests already and we still have a long way to go before the students finally decide on their plan for 2010.

Total apartments in MiCasa8 for rent is about 205.

NBA True Role Model

Just listen to his sharing....

A player after God's heart :)

Hope he'll continue to make big impacts in people's lives!

Racism After 9/11

Just when we thought the Western world would have learnt its lesson from 9/11 regarding respecting and treating other races/nations with respect, it seems most have forgotten about 9/11! Probably what people said is right, most westerners have poor memories when compared to Chinese! 8 years seems too long for them to remember the valuable lesson!

Today, we are unfortunately treated without respect and pushed to the junks! Just because we are a group of Asians (Malaysian Chinese to be exact), they didn't have to treat us like how they did today. It's totally uncalled for and it provokes racism hatred!

Here's what transpired in this eventful Sunday:

We have regular bookings for the large gym in Collingwood College every Sunday from 9.15am to 11.15am EVERY Sundays except public holiday. Today, when we got there, we found out that there were table tennis tables in the middle of the court but no one was around.

So we rang the caretaker to find out what's the issue there. Rang twice but no answer. Then we checked whether there're any notices saying there're events today, nothing to be found. So we assume it was from the day before and the people just didn't pack up properly.

We started our games. Then around 10am, a group of Westerners stormed in demanding that we leave the premises immediately and put their tables back on.
The first sentence the old lady said was:
"We're not being racist here but...."
Yeah right! Who would expect you to be racist in the first place except deep inside your racist heart & mind, you knew yourself as a racist pig?!

She then talked loudly as if we are all deafs or as old as her and couldn't hear properly. Asked us to leave immediately, said she's calling the principal, blah blah blah~~! All of us were just dumbfolded by her over reactions!

After that, 3 other gentlement took over the conversation and admitted it wasn't our fault nor theirs but rather the college's irresponsible handling of this matter. The college NEVER informed us of this. They should at least given us a week's notice.

We're deeply disappointed with the college but even more so to the racist treatment that we all received today! We today are victims of incompetency and racism!

Being nice Christians, of course we didn't make things hard for everyone. We packed up and put their stuff back on. Now here am I back home, posting this blog for your information so you'd becareful next time! :P

p/s: not all westerners are racist. Only some probably least educated ones!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Heavy Legs Rules?

Gone are the days where we used to think places like Camberwell, Box Hill, etc is a far away suburbs. Few years ago, most people would be complaining about how far it is to go to those suburbs and everyone is reluctant to go.

Today, the people that attended prayer meeting regularly are from Box Hill, Altona Meadows, and a couple from CBD and North Melbourne. Basically, 2 BH, 2 AM, 1/2 CBD, 1 NM.

The funny thing is, when we thought distance is a serious factor affecting numbers, today the longer the distance, the more constant the attendance????

The nearer the distance, the lack of commitments??

Where's the logic today??

Gone are the days where prayer meeting is having 30+ people.

Maybe organisers should evaluate sooner than later?

Monday, September 7, 2009

WTH Happened To "Go"

Definition: To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to advance; to make progress; used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.

I guess this is a simple word for everyone of us to understand the meaning of.

However, it's probably the least understood word for Christians. I guess the word "Go" doesn't exist in their minds or at least it can only be applied to circumstances which suit their comfort zone!

Sad but true.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

One World, One Nation, One Race

Suddenly this thought popped into my mind this morning.

'If God were the One seperated human into different races, speaks different languages & dialects and eventually different countries evovled, are we human going against what God has designed by trying to create the One World, One Nation, One Race mentality?'

The European nation has started on a common currency called Euro, English as common language platform, etc.

There was a slogan previously saying 'our children are colour blind, let's keep it that way'. Young people don't know what it meant by racism.

Inter racial marriages are very common these days. Soon, we'll have a 'world' race. No more Chinese, Malay, Iban, AustRalian, etc etc.

So the thing is, if God made it this way, why are we making it that way?

Everything was good in the beginning but we screwed it. Young pure minds are being polluted by selfish politicians who played the racial cards.

The concept will fail. What's happening today is just a reminder that the end time is near. Human are trying to change the future but in vain.

We need to appreciate every minutes we have and start giving back to God.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Spring To Life

Can't believe it's already the 2nd day of Spring here in Melbourne! Time really flies!

Past 2 days have been quite sunny, which is good! Not too cold or not too hot! Excellent weather for relaxing!

Some flowers blossom in Spring, which made it beautiful to watch.

Can CLMC finally blossom too? After years of Autumn and dry spells?

We need more rain.

We need more sunlight.

We need God.