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Boneless chicken feet, Kerabu

BELIEVE IT?   IT’S UP TO YOU!

Boneless chicken feet, Kerabu, as it is commonly called in Malaysia, is a popular Thai food. No wonder they taste so good………because someone have salivated on it first.

無骨鳳爪 (YAAAK!!!)

The ghastly process by which the boneless chicken feet dish had to go through before it got served on a plate in a restaurant.

Once chicken feet are parboiled, then, laborers were employed to literally teeth out all the bones, before the dish enters its final part of garnishing, then it’s served to customers. YUK!!!!

無骨鳳爪 簡直全無 衛生可言, 你還敢食 嗎?

無 骨鳳爪是中餐廳常見的小菜, 也是港式飲茶的招牌菜。

 酸辣無骨鳳爪

Kerabu Chicken Feet looks delicious !!!

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Bleached Chicken Feet before adding chilly sauce.

以 下是“加工” 過程: “ 鳳爪先用 開水煮至半熟,再用刀在雞爪背 上劃三道口子,然後用手掰開 皮,用牙齒啃咬下骨。”

 

1. 美 味的無 骨鳳爪就是這樣“用嘴”加工出來 的

–**–大 家知道吗? 我 们人的唾 液是最肮脏, 有 很多的细菌喔!!

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Thai Chicken Feet Factory in Hadyai.

 

2. 工 人們正 在無骨(動 詞)鳳 爪, 一人一筐 (記件制度)

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Workers biting out the chicken feet bones !!!

3. 男 女老少都可都可以“用

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Biting out the bones for you !!! ???

Old worker doing the chicken feet for you.

嘴” 加工無骨 鳳爪

4. 讓 人噁心,竟然還不穿衣服

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After biting it is flushed in water.

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Sorry about my saliva, I bite first for you to enjoy boneless kerabu.                     

加 工方面

5. 泡 煮後的鳳爪,等待“用

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Par-boiled and bleached chicken feet awaiting “biting” process.       嘴” 加工

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Front view of Haadyai Boneless Chicken Feet Factory.   

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The shop outlook does not look like it is in China, because normally the shop in China wouldn’t use that kind of gate, normally this kind of gate is found in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Brunei or certain area in Indonesia.

Another point is. Do look carefully at the electrical supply meter: that is our Malaysia Sesco, Tenaga National, Southern Thailand or Sabah power supply meter, that is not China power supply company’s meter, so I strongly suspect this is in Thailand or Malaysia.

Remember if you like Kerabu,

Boneless Chicken Feet,

then be prepared to fall sick with Hepatitis.

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Hottest Scams in Malaysia

Don’t be a victim

Be careful especially beware of the following scams :-

1) The Cafe Scams – Island Red Cafe & Stevens Corner(strange, both in Pandan Indah) – Island Red Cafe collects members RM6,000 each and promised 5% return every month and even give you a name in the ROC as a shareholder but what’s the point when they run away ? Stevens Corner, the famous indian coffee shop follows due to drop of business since their renovation. They collect RM3,000 per member and promise return of RM150 monthly and plans to open nice fanchisee cafe called StevensTeaGarden. Someone mentioned they will make you sign an agreement that give them the rights NOT to pay you anything in future. If you really wish to join, ask for a copy of their agreement and consult your lawyer BEFORE paying them. Bet you will NOT get a copy. Both collect monies from new members with MLM recruitment schemes and pay the old members like Sunshine Empire. You never know when they will run away.

2) Sunshine Empire – This licensed and legal Company has an impressive office at the ground level of KUB building along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, near Menara Public Bank and AmBank Building . They also have a showroom office at the ground level in the next building. 2 or 3 months ago, Singapore ‘s Straits Times and The Paper published big news reminding their people to be careful and NOT to believe in them. Hope someone can put up the link or google for it.(As expected, they STOPPED paying back members now and all investors LOST their money).

Someone below has put a link to the Singapore news. In fact there are more to it. Although Singapore is investigating them, they did not stop their business as the business is legal and so far, no Singaporean have failed to receive their commissions as promised. Thus, the government cannot stop them yet.

The news published that the founder, director and group president is someone named James Phang but he is NOT the owner. Isn’t this quite strange ? At the end of the game, James Phang can just disappear from the Company easily and claimed that he was just “employed”. Such trick always happened in scam businesses.

Now, the Company has STOPPED paying commissions and interests to members with the excuse that the Singapore government has freezed their bank account while under investigation. Do you think their boss will be so stupid to keep much monies in the bank to be freezed ? They are all transfered away. It’s just an excuses not to pay back to members and members are only paid “e-bonus-points” which is cashless. If they wish to convert to cash, they have to recruit new members to pay them cash and the recruiter less out trom the amount. So victims act like Vampires and “forced” to victimise other victims if they wish to get their monies back. And their victims will later transform to vampires and the scam carries on…..

3) MOBILWALLET – This Company owned by 2 young men, Stanley & Rey Gan, office in Queens Avenue Park has collect multi-millions the last 2 years. Claimed that they tied up with Telekoms, Utility Board payment like Water & Electricity bills, even Maybank got fooled by them. Advertisement Billboards everywhere. They STOPPED paying back their members few months ago and the members cannot do anything because they are made to sign an agreement unaware that they have to claims if the company stopped paying them by CHANGING terms and policies.

4) Water businesses – Oxygenated and alkaline water products – Some of these are bottled water and some are filters or equipment that claimed the trick. One of the better known Company that sold “oxygen” water is SITO(supposed to stand for Selangor International Trading Organiszation and claimed Selangor State Government owned some share in it). The key person and founder is a Dato Robert Ong from Rawang but his name is no longer in the business now. Their products are sold for RM2 to RM3 for a 350ml bottle and now concentrating mostly in the Indian market. Their Chinese and Malays market are long gone since a year or 2 ago. Their customers are made to believe that their water has more oxygen and able to give miraculous effects for the body. Water is H2O, how to put more O into it ? Anyone knows how much oxygen do we breathe into our body everyday at FOC ? Latest news is that this SITO Company is going to create new label to market under a new Company since the SITO name has already gone bad. Someone informed that this Company is owing alot of money(due to refunds) to ex-stockists but just refuse to pay them.
(Latest news, SITO shifted to another place and their MLM business has closed but planning to start again with a different name, beware !!)
Alkaline Products – Can anyone explain how it can work for the body ? The stomach’s gastric liquid is so acidic that water of any pH that goes through it will not make any difference.

5) Car Fuel Booster – K-Link, the famous scam MLM Company that sold the footpatch TAKARA, later the “cock-ring” and energy-card launched the patrol-saving pills last year. Got so hot that even grocery shops are selling for them. Recently many of these cars that used the pills are rushing to the workshops to clean the residual. Few months ago, another MLM Company launched a fuel booster gadget, claimed that saves up to 20% fuel, that is attached to the cigarette lighter. Started off well using binary plan but businese begin to fade now and most users find it NOT effective.

6) Perfumery Products – (eg. Lampe Berger & Bel Air)(more details later). Lampe Berger is not so hot now in the neighbouring countries but there are still new victims every month in Malaysia . Must thanks to those who have contributed and kept the thread alive here in Kopitiam. Bel-Air have closed in Malaysia . LB is almost zero in Singapore . This perfumery product from France with over 100 years history are just bottles and fragrances(check the factory’s website) but the Company marketing them in Asia claimed “aromatheraphy” products. Hong Kong TVB aired a program that exposed their scam but their members claimed that HK’s TVB already apologised to them(no evidence, of course). Note that the biggest strenght in a MLM Scam is their members will go all the way to lie in order to defend for their Company. The reason is simple; these members fear that they will not be able to make their money back if the Company collapsed. Knowing that the Lampe Berger products are moving slow, they add a line of skincare products named Estebel, also claime to have over 100 years history in France.(Hardly anymore Chinese newcomers, they are now tapping the Malays in Malaysia). Mostly only Bumis active members now but their top earner Steven Yeam have already left and started a new MLM Company(see No. 21 below).

http://www.lampebergertruth.blogspot.com/7) Energy Products – (eg. stone pendants, bracelets, mattress and pillows). They use all sorts of gimmicks and demonstration to make you into believing them. They will do some tricks and demo to prove that these products really produce energy BUT is there any tricks in their demo ? So what if there really produce energy; is it good or strong enough to help the body ? Are those simple products made of some simple materials worth RM300 to up to RM3000 each ? The effect is actually PLACEBO which I will elaborate in a new thread soon.(more details later)

8) Hi-Tech products – (names like bio-tech, nano-tech that claimed millions of dollars of research involved, eg Bio-Young and XKL few years ago). Most of these will claimed a professor behind them(even with name and picture of a person) or used words like ” U.S.A. formula”, “German Technology” or “Nanotechnology” but with no further details. If you ask for more details like the professor or factory’s address, the answer will be “trade secrets”.

9) Investment Schemes – SWISSCASH is the King of all. Swisscash is nearly over now but there are many similar and smaller ones that are still on.(Now, it’s closed or stopped paying back members)

10) GoldQuest – This Company that claimed to be HK-based started with some non-value gold-plated coins that are sold for over RM2,000 have several names and changed products several times. QuestVacation, QuestNet, etc. They have several offices in Amcorp Mall, PJ and their key person(in fact, the owner), a Malaysian Indian was arrested last year in Indonesia for having involved in a very big Phillipines scam. Most of their overseas offices are closed or inactive but their Malaysia business is still hot, with some “energy” products.(Can someone please provide a link which showed the news that their boss was involved in a big scam in Philippines and was arrested last year ?)

11) Numerology & Fortune telling – A Company named Visiber is using MLM to sell fortune telling classes using your birthday based on Numerology fortune telling. Prpspects will be told that they need to buy a certain “number” between 1 to 9 in the form of pendants or bracelets made of silver with stainless steel or platinum plated, and sold from RM600 to RM20,000. Customers, or rather victims are mostly females from rural areas. Very hot in Penang now and a number of spin-off Companies have started.

12) MJ-Life – This Company boost of a very big background with many many years of history which is NOT true. Their people or associates may be long in business but nothing to do with their MLM launched recently. Why do I consider it a scam or bad ? New members are told to pay a sum of money(up to RM1000) and you get NOTHING for it. You only get a membership can entitle you to enjoy all sorts of special price and discounts when you have medical check-ups in their centres. They will claim all those check-ups cost more if done elsewhere. It’s not true. Only the naive and those new to medical check-ups will fall victims to them. Most members who paid the money ended up with nothing.

13) Seaweed Venture Scams – 1 such Company is located in Taman Maluri, Cheras. They will ask you to invest a few thousands ringgits for their venture of growing seaweeds in East Malaysia and you are guaranteed returns. To gain your confidence further, they will tell you your investment money is secured by “insurance” or “unit trusts” & “trustees”. When you ask for further documents to prove, they will give all sorts of excuses or just ignore you because they know they cannot get you. These Seaweed scam is one of the hottest now, warn all your friends about it before they are victimised.

14) MXM(previously MGM) – This is a master scam owned by a Dato Kam(Pathlab) tapping the younger group, very successful 2 or 3 years ago but since they moved to their big 10-storey office at Phileo Damansara and changed name to MXM, their business dropped. They collect members RM3,000 to RM4,000 with credit card monthly easy payment and in return you get a hospital benefits insurance from Pacific Insurance worth only a few hundred RMs together with some you-don’t-need medical check-ups from their associate Company Pathlab. Also talk about fitness, lifestyles bullshit that is all worthless.

15) Gano Excel/I-Touch Life/GEW2u – This company from the north, a copycat of DXN selling Lingzhi capsules created a new Company called Gano iTouch to cash-in on the internet like e-Cosway after their Company went down the drain since the last 2 years, selling Linzhi and some no-value energy pendants and alkaline water gadgets. They provide free transport every weekend from KL to visit their Alor Star office. It did not work well and recently in mid-2009 changed name to GEW.

16) NuLife(HK) – This Company started by some HK people has been in Malaysia for more than 10 years but they have flopped in HK and Malaysia due to bad management and a product scam making use of a prosecuted American named Dr Jeffrey Bland, found guilty of false products claim. Since this case in the US leaked out and many Malaysians found out that the real boss in HK is a Steven Tang(he cheated many Malaysians in another scheme about 20 years ago) their business went down all the way. Now they claim Malaysian partners cheated them and start a new Company in Malaysia . Watch out, this new Company will come out with some investment scheme idea that will get many to lose their money.

17) Arowana Fish Breeding, Oora from Germany , Biofuel(Kompleks Maluri) etc – These are some newer scams. Arowana fish venture ask you to invest some money and give you fixed return. Biofuel will tell you their Indonesia connections(just like Sunshine Empire before using Taiwan) & Oora from Germany(I never trust those cruel Germans) that market some bio-chips and a gadget that claims to give energy and therapeutic effects of accupunture, tai-chi, yoga, etc depending how you set the toy-like gadget, wear it on your body and you get the effect later. They could not explain or provide any demonstration to prove their effectiveness. Only doctors and papers claim that I will never trust. The health effect is actually PLACEBO, which I will elaborate in a different thread.

18) Easy-Pharmax !! – How could I missed this out earlier. I thought I mentioned this until I got e-mails asking me about it. This is easily in the TOP 3 during the last 2 years. Owned by a Dato Yeap (another Dato !!) Members are tricked to invest up to RM40,000 with the false promise that the Company will use e-commerce and online selling to dispose their goods and recover their monies. It won’t happen, of course.

19) Gold Investment Scheme – This is an old trick but back again by several Companies promising a GURANTEE FIXED RETURN income like many other schemes. Try to ask for a copy of their fixed return agreement and consult your lawyer. Common sense tell you any business that promises a fixed return to UNLIMITED numbers of investors, higher than bank interests must be a scam.

20) Score-A or Skor-A: This Company sells you an online program of past Malaysian examinations papers for primary and secondary school students for self-testing for up to a few hundred RMs per membership. It actually cost them nothing. Members are told to invest in a few units, again using MLM with the promise of getting rich. The same program can be purchased from Utusan for just a fraction of their price and you can get better programs.

21) NEW SCAMS :

a) GRI(Global Royal International) – The boss behind this scheme is multi-billionaire James Pang(the big scammer waiting for trial in Singapore because of Sunshine Empire). Before Sunshine Empire, he operated NOP and SwissCash. This time, he is using a lot of representatives and MLM leaders since his passport is held by Singapore government and he cannot come to Malaysia . I am told that anyone who is bold enough to call himself a MLM leader in Malaysia can visit his rep in Malaysia or Singapre and they will be given at least RM5,000 as some expenses subdsidy if you are willing to market for them.

b) One Community Worldwide – Tapping a mostly Bumi market and owned by Steven Yeam(SYN) and Willie Lim of Lampe Berger previously(the Chinese no longer trust them). They are selling a negative ion mattress for RM25,000 !! The same modal, I have seen before for RM2000 from Korea . If you cannot afford RM25K ??? You can buy therapy package for RM300. Don’t believe in such product ? You can go for some chlorostrum(virgin cow’s milk from nowhere)

c) English-Learning Program Online – ESL(an online English learning program) You are asked to pay RM100 for one or 2 years usage of online learning. Started by a Malaysian Indian man by the name of Dr. Edward, this program has changed names at least 2 or 3 times since the last one year due to poor response and a lot of “technical problems”. I consider it a scam because you are paying money for nothing tangible to direct-selling company through MLM and their program has been very “unstable” as my source put it.

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Hokkien English

Malaysia

Penang as it was,

it is and

will always be !

the mixing of English with Hokkien in Penang
More to come

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Bird’s Nest Nutritional Value

Birds Nest

Do you believe it is good for your health?

The first photos on the nests are exactly what it is when harvesting.

Black and dirty.

When you see the end product it is white.

These photos on the processing are also real.

Bleached and no value.

Bird’s nest?

Think again…. before eating.

Birds’ nests which are just taken down are very dirty and smelly. Nobody will think of consuming them at all if they see the condition. Now let me show you how the birds’ nests are processed so that they are edible. The workers are getting rid of the fine feathers, grass and dirt.

After getting rid of the feathers and grass, the birds’ nests are cut into smaller pieces for further cleaning.

Then they are soaked in water for other smaller particles to float to the top.

Then they are soaked in a kind of bleaching agent for them to turn white.

The bleaching agent becomes cloudy after reacting..

After bleaching,

hot boiling water is used to get rid of the smell of bleaching agent.

The parts of the birds’ nests which cannot be bleached will be taken out.

Now it’s the time to mould them into shape.

After moulding them into shapes, they are dried.

After drying them for one day and one night,

the birds’ nests are ready

Malaysia and Indonesia produce at least 800-2000kg of Cao Yan and Mao Yan. In these birds’ nests, only a small amount is edible (the saliva of the bird), but they are very dirty and almost black in colour. No one would want to consume it. So should we just throw it away and waste it?

No, there is of course a way of turning them into attractive products, which is bleaching. Some suppliers use H2O2 to get rid of the smell of second class birds nest.

H2O2 is a rather poisonous chemical,

and it might cause cancer.

Only some food contain small amount of SO2 and SO3 (not more than 0.00000002%).

In Japan the amount of SO2 and SO3 in all sorts of food must not exceed 0.00000001.

After bleaching

Before this, the nutritional value in Cao Yan and Mao Yan is already very low. After processing using chemicals, the nutrient in the birds’ nests is totally destroyed. Therefore, the nutritional value can be said to be lower than Pek Bok Nee [white fungus]… have you eaten before?

The birds’ nests which are bleached have lost its original shape. So, businessmen turn these birds’ nests into different kinds of shape. The most common shapes are leaf-shaped, strips and round shape. There are also those who dye the birds nest into yellow/ red colour, and cheat the unknown consumers by selling these birds’ nests to them as Xue Yan/Jin.

The nutritional value of these birds’ nest is gone and totally worthless after processing them with lots of chemicals.

Do you think that people will still be selling them?

Do you still want to buy and consume it?

I forwarded this just as I received it.
The original author’s name is unknown.

So With Appreciation and Thanks to his work and effort.

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Car Insurance Claim Void

Car Insurance Claim Void

In any case, when making a police report, you must ALWAYS report that the CAR WAS STOLEN without your knowledge. If you reported it as the car was driven away when it was left in the car wash, no insurance will pay you. You can only sue the company for negligence.

Advice:

Let the professional do the report

I have a car crashed and broke a lampost, and the towing agent told me to pay RM100  to let him and “the professional” do the standard report that can  guarantee dapat the insurance claims!

I got the claims and escape paying for the broken lampost!

I was warned:

If I were to report the actual reasons my way on how the car crashed, I won’t be able to get the insurance claims.

Note: 

Reasons such as tyre bursts, driver Fall asleep,  car skidded, heavy rain, car went out of control, road slipery etc.. all these reasons will be rejected by insurance companies and you get zero claims. It must be reported as an accident not because of your fault,  the car’s technical fault, road fault, weather’s fault but must put the blame on others as the cause of accident!

You can declare yourself as the cause of accident, can still get the insurance claim, but the Police will fine you first RM300 and you have to pay for the replacement of the damaged lampost!

A Lam post at Plus Highway will cost you RM4000 !  

In an unrelated event: 

Loss of I.C.

If you lose your IC and go to get a replacement at the Bahagain Pendaftaran, the fine is RM100 for a first offender.

If you lost your IC again, the fine will be doubled and so on. If you made the police report that your IC was pick-pocketed (somewhere, say Pasar Malam) the Bahagian Pendaftaran won’t fine you! You get the replacement for free within 24 hr!

Just trying to out smart them.

Same thing if you parked your car under a tree and a branch fell off and damaged your car. If you report as a parked car – your claim will not be entertained.

You have to report that while you are driving your car, the branch fell and damaged your car.

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Malaysian English “Manglish”

Malaysian English “Manglish

Manglish is made up largely (about 99% ) of English words, interspersed with elements from at least three of the main languages of the country (Malay, Chinese and Indian). While the vocabulary may be largely English, the grammar is not, and sentence construction in Manglish almost seems to be without structure.

Some notable features of Manglish

 “Shirt unbutton, chest can see.”

“She very sick yesterday.”

Come on, hurry up-lah

You think you big shot-ah?

This pobblem only small matter-mah!

Where you go last night?

“This chair very rickety, but can do”

“I want to borrow this DVD, can or not?”

which is equivalent to

“May I borrow this DVD?”

“I have not finished the work. I have got only two hands.”

The marker pen, where got?

The teacher got tell us to go to Chemistry Lab

“I want to lend (intended meaning: borrow) your bike, can or not?”; and

 “Can you borrow (intended meaninglend) me 10 ringgit?”

 “My pen won’t come out ink.”

  “Bring come that chair.”

 “You think you very smart-ah?”

“Lunch at MacDona. Come-lah. I spend you.”

“Gostan some more until you hear a bang.”

“Those two guys no manners-one.

Always ride motorbike two abreast and talk.

Should ride motorbike one abreast.”

The Russian spaceman was labelled as COSMONAUT,

the American as ASTRONAUT,

 the Chinese as TAIKONAUT,

and the Malaysian as CAN-OR-NOT!

Dear readers,

you got understand this article-ah?

 If yes, you pobbably Malaysian.

 If blur, you pobbably foreigner.

For foreigner,

get Malaysian to teach you-lah.

Very easy-one, like kacang only.

By Dr Lim Chin Lam

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Malaysian’s Cartoons

 

Malaysian Way Of Life


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