[ Review ] Pascasejarah by Fahd Razy

Pascasejarah is a Malay-language fiction book written by Fahd Razy, a young author based in Terengganu, Malaysia.

Pascasejarah: the book

Pascasejarah by Fahd Razy
Pascasejarah by Fahd Razy

I managed to finish the book in just several days because it is quite easy to read. Nevertheless, the selection of words and phrases in the book almost always leaves me in awe while reading it.

The setting of the book is some time in the future. Alternate forms of civilization are forming in place of ruins left by today’s civilization. Through the setting, Pascasejarah brings you to a journey through an era in the future. The book comes with a premise that history always repeats itself. There are plot twists in almost every chapter. At the end of each chapter, I silently wished that the chapters can be longer with more details about the plot twist. Maybe the omission of detail is deliberate so that we can think of the additional details by our own.

Pro (or not so pro) tip: If you want to go through the book at your own time, I would recommend you to read the book chapter by chapter. This is because the chapters are sorted in a loose chronology. Besides, the book also appears to be some form of hybrid between a full-fledged novel and a collection of short stories.

Pascasejarah: the author

A doctor by profession, Fahd Razy has introduced himself before through various writings about life as a doctor. He was also actively involved in Grup Karyawan Luar Negara (GKLN), a small group of writer community among Malaysian students overseas.

Jamaica Blue, Melawati Mall, Kuala Lumpur – 4 Sep 2017

Recently I visited Jamaica Blue coffee shop at Melawati Mall in Kuala Lumpur. For the uninitiated, Melawati Mall is a new shopping mall located at Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur.

Jamaica Blue, Melawati Mall - 4 Sep 2017
Jamaica Blue, Melawati Mall – 4 Sep 2017

The menu offering is quite diverse and customers must place their order at the cashier counter. Then, the waitstaff will be deliver your order to you after they have finished preparing it. While the ambiance feels very much like other coffee shops, the order system is similar like Old Town café, which requires payment in advance.

Three Cheese Macaroni - Jamaica Blue, Melawati Mall - 4 Sep 2017
Three Cheese Macaroni – Jamaica Blue, Melawati Mall – 4 Sep 2017

Jamaica Blue, Melawati Mall menu

During our visit, the cashier was friendly and recommended us some specials from the café. However, I was more inclined to their three cheese macaroni. Hence, I ordered that item.

Pricing for beverage is not transparent. Only a single price is shown although the beverage comes in three sizes. This has created a negative experience for consumers as they often end up paying more when they decided to go for larger cup of coffee. Creativity is more than welcomed but there is no need to reinvent the wheel. If Starbucks and many orher coffee shops can be transparent with their pricing, why can’t you?

 

MyKuali Penang White Curry

MyKuali is a Malaysian instant noodle brand. Their Penang White curry is our favorite.

Although the price is quite expensive for an instant noodle, it is totally worth it.


Pro tip: for Penang White Curry flavor, try to cook it with less gravy. Since you are not able to eat it while it is still piping hot, do not immerse the noodle in the gravy for too long while cooking. After it softens, turn off the stove, allowing the noodle to soften even more while it is cooling down.

Recycling Center – RKR Multivision, Seri Kembangan, Selangor

RKR Multivision is a recycling center located in Seri Kembangan, Selangor. Those who are looking for a place to recycle their stuff can visit here to dispose your used belongings and get some cash for them. While the cash benefits does not seem enticing, keep in mind that you are helping the earth by doing this and provide our future generation a better world to live in.

To provide information for users, the company has set up a website, www.besiburuk.com. The website contains necessary information such as services provided as well as contact information.

 

Consumers who are concerned about the price need not to worry as RKR Multivision will give you free quotation.

The premise is located near industrial areas in Seri Kembangan. The recycling center must be a preferred one for businesses. Address of the premise is shown below:

RKR Multivision

Jalan PP 28

Taman Pinggiran Putra

43300 Seri Kembangan

Selangor, Malaysia

Products that they buy/recycle

  1. Drink cans
  2. Aluminum
  3. Copper
  4. Brass
  5. Steel
  6. Box/Paper Box
  7. Coil
  8. Compressor
  9. Plastic
  10. Plastic Bottle
  11. Mineral Water Bootle
  12. Colour paper
  13. Newspaper
  14. Black and White A4 paper
  15. empty food cans,
  16. Electronics Gadget/Device
  17. Computer Monitor
  18. Electronic Board
  19. Astro Decoder/DVD Player
  20. Computer CPU
  21. Spoilt Server
  22. Motherboard
  23. Hard-disk
  24. Power Supply
  25. AirCon/Air Conditioner
  26. Old Wires/Wiring
  27. Old Fridge/Refrigerator

For more information, please contact Mr Raj at +60 12 979 6617.

Source: RKR Multivision website

Notes on Local Authorities about Recycling

A quick check conducted on Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan (KPKT) website has found little information and they are not helping at all in terms of getting regular consumers right information about recycling.

Another check was conducted at MP Sepang website to seek more information about recycling. No information is found except for recycling-related events such as the launching of campaign and runs. Apparently, we like to do a lot of campaigns yet when it comes to dealing with recycling on daily basis, we conveniently forget our duty to recycle.