What kukubird is that??

A colleague of mine sent me a touching video relating to a relationship between father and son.

With Father’s Day in the corner, let’s be nice to our Dad for a day.

But the video above is awfully similar with one of Petronas’s advertisements that I saw couple of years ago..

Both videos had the scene where the son scolded the father for asking repetitive questions about a bird. Both video also conveys the same message. .

So who copied who? As much as I want to conclude that Petronas’s advertisement copied the Greek short film, I don’t think its right for me to do so. From the Youtube pages, it was stated that both videos are created in 2007. Coincidence?

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I spotted this while on Old Klang Road. This is the first time I see such medium on the streets. Quite ingenious – they had 3 cars traveling together and each pulls a small wagon with a banner behind. It would be great if I could give some sort of signal to them asking them to stop so that I could buy couple of boxes of Snickers from them. But I guess there would be some security issue and probably some local licensing issue i.e. license to sell confectionery from a vehicle.

If these cars would stop for people to buy Snickers, I wouldn’t be surprised if one of these cars got car jacked.

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Wanted! Nice-Looking Lawyers

During the old days, advertisements looking for lawyers or chambering student had few details about the law firm. An example would be,

“Local law firm seeking for litigation lawyer with 1 – 2 years experience. Call Ms Sek Si at XXXX”. With the relaxation of the publicity rules, particulars of the law firm are fully disclosed and it is now possible for lawyers or chambering students in West Malaysia to look for jobs online. One of them would be the Malaysian Bar website.

The Malaysian Bar website has gone through a face lift which resulted in a 5 digits hits a day. Everyday, it updates the public and also members of the Bar of important news and interesting events.
One law firm Kuala Lumpur posted an advertisement seeking for lawyers with the following description:-

We are looking for a smart, self motivate, can work as a team, hardworking, nice-looking, pleasant and friendly as conveyancing legal assistant. All races, male or female are welcome to apply.
As harmless as it seems, this description caused an uproar and even placed itself on the Malaysian Bar website, in par with important news such as the Linggam gate!

NYLC takes objection to a job advert
Contributed by Chandrika Bhaskaran (Executive Officer)
Monday, 07 April 2008 12:14pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Mon: The new Chairman of the National Young Lawyers Committee, Roger Tan said he was not too happy with a job advertisement posted by a Kuala Lumpur law firm on the Bar Website seeking for a conveyancing legal assistant who must, among other things, be a “nice-looking” lawyer with 1 or 2 years’ experience.
Tan said already some young law graduates find it hard to seek employment in the Klang Valley, what more with the imposition of an irrelevant consideration.
“What do you mean by “nice-looking” especially when beauty and looks lie in the eyes of the beholder?
“I hope law firms will give more regard to the professional qualifications and merits of an applicant rather than such extraneous matters”, said Tan.
He added that in future if any firm should impose such an unfair condition, it should not be allowed to advertise anymore on the Bar Website.

Source: http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/national_young_lawyers/nylc_takes_objection_to_a_job_advert.html

Indeed a storm in a tea cup. c|____|

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Ogawa Chair – placed outdoor! Dont be surprised if you see a report on how thieves dragged the chair out from the display using a lorry 😛

Mosquito repellent billboard on the left and their product on the right.

Huge Laptop. I love gigantic sized products 😀

One of many Digi’s (Malaysian telecommunication company) below the line advertisements. They wrapped these rickshaws in Melaka with their advertising materials, made the cyclist wear their yellow t-shirt and blast their theme song, “I will follow you” in all sorts of dance remix.

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Transliteration: ‘Change (motorcycle) Tube’
Recently, local newspaper, the Star featured an article on the mobile repairmen who roam around the city offering technical assistance. It was an interesting read as the above advertisement is quite common in the Klang Valley.
The Star interviewed couple of these repairmen.
Din, 42, is a clerk and has been a repairman in his spare time for the last seven years.

    “Although there is much talk about the Gang Paku, I don’t feel guilty because I am not one of them. I feel there are a few of them who do it but sometimes motorcyclists stare at us as if we are all guilty. I make an honest living and can fetch about RM3,000 to RM5,000 monthly just doing this part-time, especially since I am a mechanic,” Din said.
    “Over the years, I have placed my number at petrol stations in and around Kuala Lumpur and Sungai Buloh. Sometimes, I just can’t handle the calls, especially when some come in as early as 5am. The rule is, when a customer calls, he or she must agree on the price. If not, I would not go and fix the puncture. The normal rates are from RM20 to RM25. After midnight, repairing a punctured tyre will cost RM35,” he said.
    Din said he was especially pleased with the work as he was doing a good deed for motorcyclists.
    On the way: Zaili rushing to the aid of a motorcyclist.
    “My greatest reward is having a motorcyclist say thank you and this is all I need to keep going.
    “Besides repairing punctured motorcycles to feed my family, I also help my wife prepare traditional Malay kuih to sell in the market in Sungai Buloh,” said Din.

Mohd Naza Azhar, 27, one of the youngest repairman, said he does this job because he has to feed his two young daughters.

    “I travel about 300km daily and would sometimes use RM21 worth of petrol just to find motorcycles to repair. I also take money for workmanship for buying petrol for stalled vehicles and fixing car tyres. I use to be a despatch rider about three years ago and had to quit because my wife was pregnant. Now, I am divorced and take care of my two children – Nur Alya Shahira, three and two year-old son Mohd Hakimi Asraf,” Naza said.
    “I am proud of this job as there is cash everyday for me to save. At least I don’t steal and make an honest living. I start work at about 7am and return at 7pm just in time for dinner with my kids. If I am hardworking, I could earn between RM80 to RM100 a day,” said Naza, who is furious over the Gang Paku issue and would charge less for motorcyclists who have nails in their tyres.

Fazalee Mohd Pauzi, 32, said he became a repairman after his motorcycle was punctured and its chain snapped along Old Klang Road 11 years ago and a motorcycle repairman came to his aid.

    “Being a despatch rider and having a pregnant wife, I followed the repairman’s advice and took it up as a profession. Then, I practiced opening my own motorcycle tyre and replacing it until I was confident. I only had RM50 in my wallet for the month and brought a few motorcycle tubes, a pump and a tool set and began my journey, “ Fazalee said.
    “I still recalled the first motorcycle tyre I patched up was a Suzuki RC80 in Cheras and my hands trembled as I was fixing the tyre. It took me 45 minutes to repair the tyre compared to 10 to 15 minutes at present. Today, I have no regrets. I own a car and my income is stable although I have a daytime job as a driver,” he said.
    Fazalee stations himself at the Caltex petrol kiosk in Jalan Tun Razak from 9pm onwards while his friend Zaili Mohd Ibrahim stations himself at the Shell petrol kiosk in San Peng waiting for distress calls from motorcyclists.
    Bad deal: Nails like these are strewn along the road by a group known as Gang Paku.
    “I have been in this business for a long time and the customers I have are loyal. My numbers are not placed at petrol stations or others areas. Some motorcyclist would even owe me money and pay the next day. I do this because it satisfies me while taking care of my family,” Fazalee said.

Read the entire article here @ The Star Newspaper

Unique advertisements in Malaysia – Part III

Unlike those unique advertisements in other countries such as Japan, Malaysia doesn’t have many unique advertisements which are blog worthy. However, the following advertisements are pretty unique.

Adhesive Tape advertisement – their tape is so good till it could stick their own advertisement.

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Malaysian Advertisement 2

For advertisement purposes, models are often used to attract attention and sell products.

For example,

I really don’t think she’s hot. In fact, she scares me.

xes once highlighted an advertisement in the newspaper of a new housing area where ambassadresses will bring you around should you wish to have a tour of the place before putting a deposit on a unit.

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