Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy 2012!

Wow. Time flies. A cliche I will continue to use without apologizing.

So, how have the last 12 months been for you?

Well, some very famous and infamous people passed away in 2011. One person I had known personally --- Indonesian writer and journalist, Rosihan Anwar. Al-Fatihah.

By the way, those resolutions you made in December 2010 -- you fulfilled them? Do you even remember them?

Oh...don't go believing that the world will end in December 2012, although with all the natural disasters across the globe brought about by crazy climate change, it makes you wonder whether it's all hogwash....

Anyway -- be a good citizen and vote in the 2012 general election. In 2008, "your vote counts" could never have been so APT.

So, here's goodbye to 2011 and HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A&W Restaurant Will "Disappear" in 2012?

...along with nine other products/brands including Sony Picture and Saab.
This list was compiled by 24/7 Wall .

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. regularly compiles a list of brands that are going to disappear in the near-term.
It compiled a list last year -- predicting the demise of T-Mobile among others.

Here's 24/7 Wall St's take on A&W:

A&W All–American Food Restaurants. A&W Restaurants is owned by fast food holding company giant Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) which has had the firm for sale since January. There have been no buyers.
The chain was founded in 1919. The size of company grew rapidly, and immediately after WWII 450 franchises were opened.
The firm pioneered the “drive in” fast food format.
A&W began to sell canned versions of its sodas in 1971 – the part of the business that will survive as a container beverage business which is now owned by Dr. Pepper/Snapple.
The A&W Restaurant business is too small to be viable now.
It had 322 outlets in the U.S and 317 outside the U.S at the end of last year. All were operated by franchisees.
By contrast, Yum!’s flagship KFC had 5,055 stories in the U.S. and 11,798 overseas. Two massive global fast food chains are even larger. Subway has 35,000 locations worldwide, and McDonald’s has nearly as many.
A&W does not have the ability to market itself against these chains and at least a dozen other fast food operators like Burger King. And, A&W does not have the size to efficiently handle food purchase, logistics, and transportation cost compared to competitors many times as large.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Cannot Be Sandiwara...

I'd really like to see where all this and this are going? One's been told to shut up and the other's been to told to quit.

Ain't looking good....

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Merry Christmas, Everyone......

Peace and God Bless...

Friday, December 09, 2011

The Sultan Of Selangor: On covert attempts to convert Muslims and Apostasy.

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has ordered the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) and the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) to take strategic steps to root out a subtle attempt to proselytise Muslims. "I was informed that the proselytisation of Muslims, which occurred over the last few years, was done covertly and those involved were cunning in concealing evidence," he said when opening the RM5mil Kampung Gulang-Gulang Mosque in Tanjung Karang today (Friday).

The Star has the story HERE.