April 30th, 2009

Beware of this Nasi Kandar shop - In PENANG

A Shocking RM436 Meal for Nasi Kandar at  Hameediyah!!!!

Yes, you heard it right. You read it right. This was the amount of money that we paid for Nasi Kandar meal for 14 persons at Hameediyah Restaurant at Campbell St yesterday. This is so far … the most expensive, the most outrageous, the most unreasonable, the most ridiculous, the most blood sucking and the most disgraceful meal we ever have in our own Penang Island. Yes, it is the same Penang that we are so proud of and eager to promote more aggressively to locals and also visitors from outstation and abroad. But with this shameful experience we had, we felt sorry that the food paradise image Penang proudly claim will go down the drain because of unscrupulous businessmen.
Yes, we call them unscrupulous because of the business model they practise is to chop you hard right on the first visit. We were the host to a group of visitors from the recently opened hotel in Penang together with some media invited by the hotel itself as part of the effort to experience staying at the hotel and enjoying Penang food. Is this not the good opportunity to present Penang at its best to these group of people? We have the reason to believe we were not the first to be hit by this “kena conned†feeling. We believe there might be more who have experienced this incident but could not get the message through. So PenangTuaPui have this experience first hand and we want to bring this straight to the point.
Before we begin, pardon our language for using the superlatives and also some “symbols†for the frustration and the anger we had after taking this meal. If you have noticed, our recent tones and harshness in reviews have reduced considerably because we believe in making a win-win situation for the consumers and restaurants so that both the benefit the best in a symbiotic environment. But what we encountered and had to pay was beyond our wildest imagination that we want to ban this place for good.  

Hey, we do not have the intention to kill the business here. It is the restaurant itself that wants to kill the business by ensuring no returning customers. If you want continuous businesses especially the ones that we are going to bring in more, you have to know how to please your customers by not chopping off their heads to make moneybut make them pleased and happy dining at your place so that they can be satisfied customers when leaving your premise. The words of mouth is a good referral to bring in more happy customers. The opposite is equally true so please bear that in mind.  

As we were in a large group of 14 people, we thought it will be easier to serve in dishes than individuals as the media can snap the photos for their review write ups. Terribly wrong strategy and the beginning of a disastrous meal to come. We told them we had 14 people but the dishes that came could easily feed 20 ~22 and yet the supervisor kept saying “You can finish it, no problem€ .. Finish it, my @$$. Just by looking at the portions on the table, even a small kid can tell it was too much yet they keep serving more until we had to put the stop and insisted them to take back some of the dishes because we really believed we could not finish it and it would be a complete waste! We kept saying we had 14 and they served more than that number and our hard headed, lousy supervisor kept saying can finish one. !@#$%! stupid.  
It was the right decision to push some dishes back or else we would be paying at least RM700 for the meals, which was just !@#%$ crazy. We asked for 2 plates of large prawns to be taken back and each prawn actually cost RM20! That is just !@#$% unbelievable! The remaining plate of prawn that we had cost us RM120 a plate and with that amount of money, we could simply have much, much, much better dishes in a Chinese Restaurant. To make it worst, the supervisor kept insisting we could not take it back because it had been cooked for us. Plain stupid. Was he really so naive to think that we have no idea what they do with those dishes? They could just put it back to the big pot and re-heat and someone else takes it.  
Since we were hosting some guests from the media, we actually requested the owner to come over to explain the dishes so that they can jot down notes and information about the dishes. The owner sent the lousy supervisor over who did nothing but just walked around telling things that we were not interested to know. Please, your job is to explain to us about the dishes that we were eager to know and not about where to get the best tambun biscuits in Penang. We already know that, you ID 10T 

Also, if we want to pay for that amount of money, we would expect a much better service from these people to justify that (although it is hard to swallow it). We were asking for plates while sorting out the disagreement in the dishes served and that too take them some time to get it done. Most of the time, they would nod and say “OK†but even after few times of requesting, no sign of results can be seen. Even towards the end of the meal when we requested for the bill, it took like forever to see the damage we had to pay which the moment we saw the shocking numbers, blood started boiling with steam rushing to the top.
This was going to be the first and the last time that we would ever step into this place and the only time that we will ever bring our guests to this blood sucking restaurant. We were horribly disappointed to have introduced this so called one of the oldest restaurants in Penang to our guests and if they continue to choose working in this model, we believe it can potentially hurt the Penang tourism business due to exorbitant charges for the nasi kandar meal.
As part of the effort to promote Penang Food, we spread the message to visitors in Penang that nasi kandar is a must try item yet with what these people doing to the guests, we need to re-think if we should be promoting that, especially Hameediyah Restaurant at Campbell Street.
For those who want to know the itemized bill, here is it… 

Best Regards,

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Asparagus/Cancer -Must Read

Do read till the end.

Dear All

This is a very good article on Asparagus..known to cure Cancer.  Kindly go through the same.


Asparagus
Asparagus

Three types of asparagus on a shop display, with white asparagus at the back and green asparagus in the middle. The plant at the front is Ornithogalum pyrenaicum, is commonly called wild asparagus, 

Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a friend who had cancer.. He gave me a photocopied copy of an article,entitled, `Asparagus for cancer ' printed in Cancer News Journal, December 1979..

I will share it here, just as it was shared with me: ' I am a biochemist,and have specialized in the relation of diet to health for over 5 years.
       

Several years ago, I learned of the discovery of Richard R.Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus might cure cancer.. Since then, I have worked with him on his project. We have accumulated a number of favourable case histories.

Here are a few examples:


Case No. 1, 

             
A man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin ' s disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise.

Case No. 2,

             
A successful businessman 68 years old who suffered from cancer of  the bladder for 16 years. After years of medical treatments, including radiation without improvement, he went on asparagus. Within 3 months, examinations revealed that his bladder tumor had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.

Case No. 3,

              A man who had lung cancer.
On March 5th 1971, he was put on the operating table where they found lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable. The surgeon sewed him up and declared his case hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the asparagus therapy and immediately started taking it. By August, x-ray pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer had disappeared. He is back at his regular business routine. *

*Case No. 4,

            
 A woman who was troubled for a number of years with skin cancer. She finally developed different skin cancers which were diagnosed by asking specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after starting on asparagus, her skin specialist said that her skin looked fine and no more skin lesions. This woman reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her kidney disease, which started in 1949. She had over 10 operations for kidney stones, and was receiving government disability payments for an inoperable, terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus.

               I was not surprised at this result, as `The elements of Material Medica ' , edited in 1854 by a Professor at the University of  Pennsylvania , stated that asparagus was used as a popular remedy for kidney stones. He even referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of asparagus in dissolving stones.


             
We would have other case histories but the medical establishment has interfered with our obtaining some of the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to spread this good 20news and help us to gather a large number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy. For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked before using, and therefore canned asparagus is just as good as fresh.

              I have corresponded with the two leading canners of asparagus, Giant Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that these brands contain no pesticides or preservatives.


           
* *  PROCEDURE:


1) Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy t make a puree, and store in the refrigerator.

2) Give the patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening.

               
Patients usually show some improvement in from 2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used as a cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do no harm and may be needed in some cases.

               As a biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that `what cures can prevent ' . Based on this theory, my wife and I have been using asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals.  We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit our taste wit breakfast and with dinner. I take mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold.

                For years we have made it a practice to have blood surveys taken as part of our regular checkups.

                The last blood survey, taken=2 0by a medical doctor who specializes in the nutritional approach to health, showed substantial improvements in all categories over the last one, and we can attribute these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink...

                As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better with the latest theorie about cancer. Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called histones, which are believed to be active in controlling cell growth. For that reason, I believe asparagus can be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and inacting as a general body tonic. In any event, regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a harmless substance.

                The FDA cannot prevent you from using it and it may do you much good.. It has been reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that asparagus is the highest tested food containing glutathione, which is considered one of the body ' s most potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants.


Please spread the news...

....the most unselfish act one can ever do is paying forward all the kindness one has received even to the most undeserved person*

 "Malia Mam" <maliabust@yahoo.com>

Abduction Case ~ On The Rise !

Abduction Case ~ more cases on kidnapping and abduction. Parents please be aware of this … especially those having youngs

 

Lagi kes budak kena culik

Ini sebagai peringatan, terutama yang mempunyai anak kecil ...



Look what's happening


Is this your young's .... seen hand raised for the parent


Though captivated  ... still the kidnapper is nice ...


Feeling bad ... as no one wants to admit it's their youngs ...

So no matter what ... please don't let this happen .......

pemberita : "mohd rozi muhamad ogy" rozidkhp@yahoo.com.my via "Ahmad Fuad Ahmad" <fuad9_99@yahoo.com>