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  1. #181
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    I've saved and bought numerous machinery related to my DIY trade..and all of it have been wonderful to produce high quality and precision results. That matters to me most. Quality..not just make do and hope it works ok. Have a busted 32"LCD to revive now...the entire PSU assembly cost a whopping RM400. If I get it working..the whole cost of repair parts cost a princely sum of RM20, not more.
    LCD TV power supply is almost the 1st thing that gives root to flat panel TV problems, also include Flat monitors too. Anyone can view Youtube videos of numerous examples of LCD TV power supply issues.. Yes!..YOUTUBE is such a handy resource. Moreover its far less dangerous to attempt LCD repair than the old CRT TV. The old TV have a LIVE chassis, any touch with fingers whilst switch on can be fatal. LCD's are a different ball game now.

    The 1st thing I'd do when or IF if acquire a welding set is to repair my swing gate. One hinge bearing is already worn and kaput. Ball bearing cost? RM10 only. I can guess how much its going to cost me for some outside services. Call 2 times and I can buy the welding machine. Only to know how to do it that matters..yes, I'm well versed with practical welding skills..enough for simple jobs..don't ask welding skills to build a seaship. DIY DIY...I will if I can. The savings is so essential to my very existence. I just can't stand and loath it when SCS Butter cost a whopping RM9 at supermarket!
    In the past I used to hear IDIOTIC comments like "If everyone like you..there'll be no industry or people outta job".. Bollocks...the world still revolves and people still find ways and means to survive. I'm just but consist of very few who insist on DIY where able.

    Speaking about machinery, if there's ONE bummer I had bad experiences is a Hi Pressure Jet pump. I've wasted lot of money in this. Bosch, Black Decker are brands I'll avoid entirely. They get spoilt so soon. The Bosch (Made in Denmark on top of it) was THE WORST!.. 3 times use to wash longkang and it kaput. 3 times it went back to the main agent and they repaired it during warranty. It spoilt again and they told me buy new one..I blew my top plus middle finger!
    My 2 sen story about talking anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiga View Post
    They wish day and night those DIY husbands/bachelors get aged faster, get senile faster...etc etc for them to take over all little litte repair work including changing an electrical plug !!
    My Dad went through all that...and died a decade after retirement.. not a good thing and he had NO hobby whatsoever..other than frequently washing his Mercedes (and I had to be his monkey too) the prime period of his life. I pray I'll not end up like him..so i FIND something to DIY at anytime...keep sane!..God willing!
    DIY but SAFETY FIRST and KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING. if little or no knowledge..pay someone than suffer some injury. I won't scale the roof at any time..especially now.

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    AssS+inks-tro. There is nothing but repeats all day long, some say and I tend to agree. That is why I never subscribed, also in part due to censorship. Granted, they are not as strict as the free to air stations but still, they are doing it albeit in a lesser degree. A new thread in usj dot com shows that people are opting out. I'm not surprised at all. Only surprised they are not doing it sooner. Besides, there is the Internet where everything is available at a click and to boot, no censorship. So for me, it's the Internet or nothing.

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    I always feel the so called "censorship" how and what is censored is STUPIDLY DONE! Only in Malaysia!..such SILLY and IDIOTIC things is done or cropped up..(among other IDIOTICALLY HANDLED issues in this land). Gahmen knows best!(or its over)...JOKE! BIG JOKE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiga View Post
    Enough for Chinese tea oredi.

    How about chocolate… !!

    Anyone is fancy of chocolate and obsess with eating chocolate while “sipping” beer or wine .. ?

    My favorite is Guylian... Check the web : http://www.guylian.be/en/home/

    This Belgium chocolate is nice – really melt in your mouth and blend perfectly with beer or wine..
    Can get from airport and is my MUST BUY items when I am in airport ... Price is ok, about RM40 per box…

    Of course, Godiva chocolate is the best but this is a throat-cutting chocolate. One box is also about 40.. but is EURO40..

    If interested, can get in KLCC.
    OMG, I just found out that Godiva has been purchased by a Turkish companay !!

    I guess it is a kind of Turkish delights now (Kuma will like this... )

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2.../21/fooddrinks

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    If you want good tasting chocolates on the cheap go for Cadburys bars that are imported from australia. It tastes much better than the locally produced ones. of course its also a bit more expensive. Should not be more than 13rm per bar.

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    Those 'designer' chocolates are many rm a pop. Feel guilty buying them. And if buy already must finish, if not more guilty!!

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    Absolutely, I felt guilty to buy and more guilty when I eat it with beeer… !!

    Well, once a while is ok especially you buy it as present for your loved ones.

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    I think it goes well with brandy neat. Haven't tried it with whisky though.

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    Well, my choice of chocolates are now REDUCED to FINISHING LEFTOVERS from my 2 boys !!
    Everyday is a good day for GOOD FOOD and a GOOD LAUGH

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    Same here but in my case no more leftovers!!

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    A family friend presented to us a tub of Marks and Spencer "Extremely Chocolatey Caramel Crispy Mini Bites" back from a recent trip to UK. Priced at 2 for £4. Thats quite a steal price from the looks of it. Imagine how much if the same thing cost here... Rm30? I reckon? No surprise that imported stuff will be crazily priced to your disappointment. I wish I was earning UK£ and living there..so much I can stretch with £10.

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    I must be old fashioned.... nowadays people have very interesting value on money !!

    I went to a electrical shop in USJ Taipan to get a small fridge because the fridge in my reading room kaput..

    I paid less than rm1000 and I am pretty happy with what I can get with the money.

    When I made payment at the counter, I saw many blinking smartphones inside a display cabinet and all of them carry a price tag more than rm2000 !!

    Seriously, I failed to understand how a 250 liter fridge with 5 years warranty on compreesor is only 30% of the price of a tiny phone…

    I guess the best way to earn money from public nowadays is to produce something which is useless in “real purpose” but useful as a trendy gadget..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cml View Post
    If you want good tasting chocolates on the cheap go for Cadburys bars that are imported from australia. It tastes much better than the locally produced ones. of course its also a bit more expensive. Should not be more than 13rm per bar.
    You got that right! I love Cadbury made in Australia. Don't mind paying more for quality. Where can I pick up some? In Langkawi they are everywhere. Here in the Peninsula, I haven't seen any. Local outlets only stock made in Shah Alam Cadbury as far as I know.

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    Smartphones are expensive and with one, you are tempted to buy a data plan which of course add to the overall expenses.

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