August 4

How The Wrong Shade Of Grey Cost LEGO Millions

LEGO caught the colour error before hit it retail outlets. Photo: The LEGO Group
Small details can have big consequences. That’s a lesson Danish toy giant Lego found out the hard way when the wrong grey colour cost it some 10 million kroner ($1.6 million, €1.3 million).
The Billund-based company wrote in its current members magazine that a human error in 2015 resulted in the recall of 129,000 Lego sets.
The sets, which included such popular lines as Lego Star Wars and Lego Creator, were supposed to include dark grey Lego boxes but were instead packed with light grey pieces.
The mistake was traced to Lego’s Billund factory and it was discovered that an employee had attached the wrong colour label to a colour tube.
Although Lego discovered the error before the sets hit retail stores, the company had to call in vacationing employees from the Czech Republic and Hungary to repack the sets.
Lego then invested 400,000 kroner in a project meant to avoid similar mistakes in the future by changing the lighting levels in the factory and allowing workers to pre-print the colour labels.
The entire episode cost The Lego Group 10 million kroner, according to the company. That sum is peanuts for a company that enjoyed record revenues in 2016, at 37.9 billion kroner ($5.2 billion, €5 billion). Lego’s net profit was 9.4 billion kroner.
The employee involved in the mishap did not face any consequences.
Original post from: www.thelocal.dk
July 21

Yu Cai Foundation

以教育人才为目标的育才基金会,今天捐献400万令吉,为国内40所中学添购科学设备,让本地学生可以在更完善设施的环境学习。

This primetime news programme delivers the latest in current affairs, international top stories & human interest, with input from professionals in the field.

 

 #南洋商报 4月19日报道:

育才基金捐华中科学仪器,解决教学不足。

Yu Cai Foundation sponsors science apparatus for SMJK. Helping schools in dealing with physical facilities shortage.

(News Coverage by Nan Yang Siang Pau, 19 Apr 2017)

育才基金的资金来自大彩(https://www.facebook.com/bigsweep.my/)盈余

 

 

 

 

 

#星洲日报 4月19日报道:

学校须贯彻 STEM 教育,培育学生应对挑战。
育才基金赞助千万令吉给学校。

Schools should implement STEM education. Prepare students in facing challenging world. Yu Cai Foundation sponsored millions Ringgits for schools.

(News Coverage by Sin Chew Daily, 19 Apr 2017)

育才基金的资金来自大彩(https://www.facebook.com/bigsweep.my/)盈余

#育才基金 #YCF #大彩 #BigSweep #STEM

 #星洲日报 5月30日报道:

除拥丰富知识,教师需具教学技术。育才基金承诺会善用基金协助推广母语教育,培训更多教师。

In addition to being knowledgeable, teachers must own good teaching skills. Yu Cai Foundation supports the development of vernacular education and sponsors for teacher training.

(News Coverage by Sin Chew Daily, 30th May 2017)

育才基金的资金来自大彩(https://www.facebook.com/bigsweep.my/)盈余

鍾靈獨立中學
Penang Chinese Girls’ Private High School (槟华女子独立中学)
Phor Tay High School
大山脚日新独立中学
韩江中学
亚罗士打新民独中
吉华独立中学
班台育青中学

#育才基金 #独中老师 #教育专业文凭 #教学素质 #YCF #DiplomaInEducation #TeachingSkills #大彩 #BigSweep

 #中国报 5月30日报道:

独中教师 “教育专业文凭“ 课程于槟城钟灵独中开课,育才基金承诺在母语教育领域里协助培训更多老师,推广母语教育。

Diploma in Education Programme has commenced for Independent Chinese School’s teachers at Chung Ling Private High School, Penang. Yu Cai Foundation promised to support teacher training in vernacular education.

(News Coverage by China Press, 30th May 2017)

育才基金的资金来自大彩(https://www.facebook.com/bigsweep.my/)盈余

 

July 1

LEGO Creator Theme- London Bus 10258

Hurray…

Its finally announced officially by LEGO Creator Theme, London Bus 10258!!

 

 

The London Bus will start selling on 1st August at retail price for $139.99 in the USA and £109.99 and €119.99 in the UK and Germany, respectively.

Age 16+, 1686 pieces.

 

Let’s see what LEGO designer talk about 10258 London Bus.

 

Here is the full press release:

 

LEGO Creator Expert London Bus (10258)

Take a nostalgic journey with this LEGO® Creator Expert replica of the world-famous double-decker London Bus. Grab the hand pole and step onto the open rear boarding deck, complete with a used ticket bin and fire extinguisher. Then take the half-spiral staircase to the sightseeing deck where you’ll find a cozy seating area and a number of other items, including a forgotten umbrella, newspaper, empty beverage can and even discarded chewing gum stuck under a slightly-worn seat. Slide the door to access the driver’s cab with panoramic windscreen, lift the hood to reveal the engine, remove the roof and upper deck to access the interior, and choose your favorite decade with the reversible transit-advertising posters, featuring a 1950s or present-day London promotion. From the distinctive lines and curves of its bright-red bodywork, to its specially made standard-tread tires and destination sign, this beautifully crafted model oozes authenticity and intricate details that capture the character and charm of a celebrated London icon!

All aboard the London Bus!

Celebrate iconic design with this charming double-decker London Bus, featuring a wealth of authentic details, including a bright-red color scheme, panoramic windshield, specially made standard-tread tires, destination sign, and an open rear boarding deck with a hand pole, ticket bin, fire extinguisher and a half-spiral staircase that leads to the upper sightseeing deck. Functions include an opening hood with engine, detailed driver’s cab with a sliding door, and a removable roof and upper deck for access to the detailed interior with worn look seating and additional authentic details, including a forgotten umbrella, newspaper, empty beverage can and discarded chewing gum. Reversible transit advertising posters are also provided as printed labels with a 1950s or present-day London promotion. This LEGO® Creator Expert model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm.

Enjoy a nostalgic journey with this highly authentic reproduction of the iconic London Bus, featuring classic curved bodywork, panoramic windscreen, specially made standard-tread tires and a detailed interior.

• The London Bus comes with an array of brick-built features and details, including large windows, bright red curved bodywork, panoramic windshield, reversible transit advertising posters provided as printed labels, specially made standard-tread tires and a destination sign. It also has an opening hood with engine, detailed driver’s cab with sliding door, and a removable roof and upper deck for access to the detailed interior.
• Interior details include worn look seating, open rear boarding deck with a hand pole, ticket bin, fire extinguisher and a half-spiral staircase that leads to the sightseeing deck. Additional authentic detailing includes a forgotten umbrella, newspaper, empty beverage can and discarded chewing gum elements.
• Choose your favorite decade with the miniature, reversible transit advertising posters, featuring a 1950s or present day London promotion.
• Remove the roof and upper deck for full access to the detailed interior.
• Slide open the driver’s door to access the detailed cab with panoramic windscreen.
• Lift the hood to access the engine.
• Special elements include a new-for-August-2017 tire with standard tread, quarter bows and arches in red, and 1x1x1 A2/3 bricks with vertical studs.
• This model includes more than 1,680 pieces.
• This model is scaled for shelf display alongside other models in the LEGO® Creator Expert vehicle series.
• Measures over 7” (18cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide.

 

Interview with designer inside London Bus:

 

 

Happy bricking,

stanley

June 28

Russell Brunson’s Black Box Finally Arrived!!

Yahoo~~ finally the black box had arrived!! Waited almost another 3 weeks….

 

Cant imagine how excited I am going to open the black box and check the contents. Initially I bought Russell Brunson’s book Expert Secrets.

Or perhaps you might grab free 3 chapters in his book .

Did you know that it costs McDonalds $1.91 in advertising to get you into the drive through…?
And when they sell you a burger for $2.09… they ONLY make $0.18… 🙁
But… when they upsell you fries and a coke for $1.77 more… they make (and more importantly keep $1.32 profit)…
Yes, 8 times the profit of the initial sale!
Pretty cool, don’t you think?
But… what does that have to do with you?
Well, If you’re like most people who sell stuff online…
You setup a website, and you started selling your product…
But just like McDonalds… even if people are buying it…
After your advertising costs, you’re probably not left with enough to even cover your hosting bills. 🙁
And that’s when you realize… that if you want to make it online, you can’t sell from a flat website…
You need to do what McDonalds did, and setup a sales funnel…
But instead of having people go through a drive-in window…
Online they go through a “capture page” where you can gather their contact information and follow up with them through email…
Then instead of selling them a burger, you have a sales page created to sell your initial product…
And while you’re probably not going to offer your customers fries and a coke…
You could upsell them on your other products and services.
This is what we call a “Sales Funnel”
Where website visitors can come in the top…
And cash comes out the bottom…
You have seen it work at McDonald’s, you have seen it work on Amazon… and you KNOW it will work for you.
So, you decide to create your first sales funnel…
But after weeks of trial and error…
You ask yourself… WHY did it have to be so hard?
All you wanted to do was to sell your stuff online.
But instead you spent weeks (maybe months) playing with web builders, hiring designers and programmers BFEORE you ever made your first penny online.
And to us… well, that seemed kinda backwards.
Shouldn’t there be an easy way to create high converting marketing funnels, without having to hire an entire staff?
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Thanks,
Stanley Ng
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April 13

Star Wars Day – 40th Years Anniversary

 

LOMLUG have promised to have a whole year of fun filled contests & events for all of you! What better way to start the ball roling with LOM’s annual Star Wars contest:- Star Wars Day – 40 Years Anniversary!

1) Size 48×48 studs base plate with LEGO® bricks only.
2) There are 2 categories, Adult & Kids
5-15years old – Kids
16 and above – Adult
3) Participants must email LomEvent1@gmail.com to register your slot with participant’s Name, Contact Number and MOC Title(if any). Participants will be given ‘Force 1’, ‘Force 2’ and onwards when you register. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please include hashtag #LOMTheForceIs40 and MOC Title if you like to share your entry to LOM FB Group. Take note that you MUST submit your interest to participate by email. Posting the MOC alone in LOM page is not sufficient.

4) Participants may submit more than one MOC and may win more than one prize. Judging is based on overall appearance, creativity, and techniques used.
5) Contest registration closes on 14 May 2017 (Wednesday) 11.59pm or when all ‘The Force’ slots are taken up.
6) All participants must display your MOC at Sunway Pyramid on 20th May 2017 for judging. Judges decision is final.
7) Terms and Conditions are subjected to change without prior notice.

The Star Wars is 40 event will be held at Sunway Pyramid on the 20th-21st May 2017. It will be the biggest Star Wars event in Malaysia, and will be participated by many other Star Wars groups.
*Banner designed & created by Douglas Khoo

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December 30

LEGO Lunar New Year 2017

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Event Details:

Venue: Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Date: 19 –22 Jan 2016
Time: 10am – 10pm
Event Activities include:

Big Rooster Building Activity
All day long activity for max of 4 family member/ group (eg: dad & mum + 2 kids) to build a part of the Big LEGO Rooster and combine together to become a 3ft height LEGO Rooster within 4 event days.
Recommended for kids from 3 years old and above, but no age limit. Parental guidance is necessary for kids below 7 years old.
Family Rooster Building Competition
All day long activity for max of 4 family member/group (eg: dad & mum + 2 kids) to build a medium LEGO Rooster together in the quickest time possible. Top 3 families by end of the event (4 days) with the quickest building time will win a 26cm height LEGO Rooster.
Recommended for kids from 3 years old and above, but no age limit. Parental guidance is necessary for kids below 7 years old.
Limited Edition Gifts with Purchase
EVENT SPECIAL DEAL – FREE 2 sets of LEGO Year of Rooster Angpow packets (Red and Yellow) with purchase of any LEGO play set.
FREE 1 LEGO exclusive Year of Rooster with purchase of any LEGO play set worth RM 200 or above.
Others terms and conditions apply.
Angpow with Mini Rooster Giveaway by LEGO Mascots
LEGO mascot will make his appearance to greet the mall with the gift of play – A LEGO angpow with LEGO Mini Rooster!
Appearance time (daily):
11am – 11.30am
1.30pm – 2.00pm
3.30pm – 4.00pm
6.30pm – 7.00pm
8.30pm – 9.00pm
and many more Free Bricks Building Activities!

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November 1

Which Courier Service You Are Using?

announcement-gst_englishRecently POS Malaysia had just revised its stamp and courier pre-paid poslaju envelope price which include 6% GST.  Normally for myself as a user for the pre paid poslaju envelope, I will buy the said envelope from MPH bookstore located in Jusco Kinta City, Ipoh. Beside that I also pos the package there to skip the long queue. It is quite convenient to me to buy and post at MPH bookstore there.

However with the recent price increased in pre paid poslaju envelope (up to 500 gram within west Malaysia) from RM6.35 to RM7.30 (increased 15%). I have to look for alternative way to send my package. If possible with lower price, better customer service, more efficient and convenient to me.

I browsed through internet and came to know this courier company, Easy Parcel Malaysia. I just signed up and wanna try out their service.

I want to know:

  1. How good they are?
  2. How efficient they are?
  3. How fast they respond to customer inquiry.
  4. How convenient it is if I use their service.

Sign up an account and you are entitled to RM25.00 free credit. Click here and get your account for free now.

Easy Parcel Malaysia offer within west Malaysia up to 1.00kg shipping cost only RM6.00. The best part which I love most is that the courier guy will come to you collect the package, totally hassle free ;o). So with this free account I can send 4 free packages for free within west Malaysia.

Lets try it out send my first package, I need to send to Kuala Lumpur a package less than 1.00 KG, so it is fall between the category.

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Video Tutorial show how to send your first parcel.

 You can book the date when the courier guy to come and collect from you.

Beside that I like how this Easy Parcel courier software design layout which is friendly user and very convenient. All in one click and the assigned courier people will pick up from you.

Not to forget mention every parcel send via Easy Parcel Malaysia is covered by basic insurance up to RM100.00. Please click here for more details of the Buyer’s Protection Plan.

On 28-10-16, I selected 31-10-16 to send out my parcel. The courier guy came and collect. So just sit back and see the progress. I am in the midst of sending my second parcel again. :O)

You can find more tutorial video here.

So why wait? Lets claim your free RM25.00 account here. Experience hassle free with Easy Parcel Malaysia.

Cheers ;o)

Stanley