London Attack

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Houses of Parliament
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When I checked my Facebook this morning, I was kind of surprised to see my friend who was in London posted this on his Facebook, Ryne marked himself as safe during The Attack in Westminster.

I was curious as to why would he tag himself as safe and what attack? What happened? I quickly go to BBC news site to check what happened in London. Oh my gosh! I was utterly shocked, angry, and sad at the same time knowing such a despicable act happened.

For those who have not heard or read about it yet, here's what happened so far. A driver drove a grey Hyundai i40 and ran down pedestrians at the Westminster Bridge at around 2:40pm before entering the grounds of the Houses of Parliament and stabbing an unarmed policeman to death.

At the moment, at least five people have died, including the assailant, and at least 40 people were injured. The driver sped past Big Ben and rammed into the railings outside the Parliament. He pulled out a knife, climbed out of the car and entered the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. The attacker was shot dead as the armed police came in.

What is wrong with these people nowadays? If you're a lunatic and you wanna die, please go ahead and die yourself. Don't hurt the innocent lives of others who want world peace. Although most of the news associate this incident as an act of terrorism, I'm not sure if it's really an act of terrorism or not but regardless of the reason and justification, what the attacker did was absolutely atrocious.


An Eventful Tuesday

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I had lunch with my aunt at Ichiban Ramen. When the waitress was waiting for me to order, I had a hard time deciding whether to order the ramen or the bento set because it has been ages since I last ate a ramen but at the same time, I was tempted by the saba fish bento. In the end, I ordered the saba bento.

My aunt ordered the Mabo Tofu to share. At first, we were both quite surprised to see this item on the menu because it's clearly NOT a Japanese dish. Hahaha... but we decided to give it a try and see how good it is. The verdict? It's good. Just a little bit spicy and the taste is good.

After dinner, my aunt wanted to go to pasar malam and I have not been to pasar malam for ages because of my working hours. We made a mistake of having dinner at home before going to pasar malam. Since we're already full, we didn't get to try any of the food at the pasar malam.

I bought two boxes of cakes for RM12 (RM6 each).

Milky Cranberry Cake

I didn't take a photo of the other cake which is Double Chocolate Cheese cake because I've forgotten all about it. Hahaha. Well, I'm sure you know how chocolate cake looks like, eh? 


How Safe Are Credit Cards?

Monday, March 20, 2017

In these days of digital era, you can hardly find anyone who live without at least a credit card or a debit card. Almost everyone who has a srteady job has one or two of these electronic cards. Heck, I know some college students who possess one given by their parents.

No doubt, credit card makes payment easy and fast and it's very convenient when it comes to buying big purchases without carrying so many cash with you but I am one who believe that everything has its pros and cons.

With the new measures taken this year by allowing consumers to just wave or tap their cards on the machine to pay is making me feel a little bit scared actually. On my Mum's request, I went for grocery shopping today and when I hand over my credit card to the cashier, he just tap it on the machine and it's done! I was like, that's it? I don't have to sign anything? You don't even need me to key-in my six-digit PIN number to verify?

No signature needed, no PIN number needed because the amount was below RM 250, which means if someone else has your card in their hands, they could just go shopping and pay without having to forge your signature and absolutely don't need to guess your six-digit PIN number. 

How easy is that? Convenient? Yes, very indeed. The more convenient one thing is, the more dangerous it is. Do the credit card companies think two hundred fifty is not a big amount? Regardless on how they assure the consumers on their safety, I hold on to the principle of Nothing Is Safe in this world. Well, what do you think on this subject?

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