Scamming a Machan? Try Harder Deyyy

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So yeah, all of a sudden I decided to put up some of my old coins (1960’s punya) for sale in Mudah.my when I was greeted by a foreigner via Whatsapp almost immediately kononnya from Singapore trying his level best to convince me to sell off the coins to him. Having experienced with many scammers in the past, I can pretty much 99.99% certify that this bugger is a noob scammer. Come on Nigerian scammers, don’t you guys at least wait for a few hours or days just to make the whole interested-buying-thing look realistic? Ingge than da ningge ellam mukavasi kootte uduringe.

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[HOW TO DISABLE] Whatsapp Privacy Policy Updates – August 2016

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If you’ve just hit ‘AGREE’ on the latest Whatsapp notification about the updates on their terms and privacy policy without even reading them fully, here’s why you should be worried about.

While Whatsapp had been boasting about improving their end-to-end encryption service, Whatsapp Calling and many more, there is also an update about your own privacy being ‘breached’ – Whatsapp will now share some data about you to Facebook.

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5 Unique Ideas for Malaysian Indian Weddings

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While the Malays are so advanced in terms of wedding creativity, we Malaysian Indians are still hooked up to the same ‘ol ‘must have sami padom’, ‘must have relatives’ names’ and many other rules for a wedding card for example. This of course, limits our potential to be creative and imaginative as we are stuffed by “others” to just adhere to the norms of a Malaysian Indian wedding.

But.. but.. I wanted my wedding to be unique from the rest. You know, I’m tired of the ancient look of our typical wedding cards and same old mappilai and ponnu entry.

An example of a creative Malay Wedding Card
An example of a creative Malay Wedding Card

Yes, in fact, many people do have the same concern and most of the people would be lacking of ideas on how to improvise their wedding preparations and execution. That is why I’m here to share with you the top 5 unique ideas that you might want to implement and take as an inspiration, if you want to.

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Getting a Job for Dummies

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Raju has been waiting for almost 5 years waiting for some maharasa or mahalakshmi to magically appear on his doorstep and offer him a job. Will he succeed in getting one?

Definitely no!

Folks, if you’ve just finished your studies and currently in the midst of finding for a job, remember, you are the one that should be aftering the job and not the other way around.  Obviously, you can’t be sitting at home and waiting for someone to offer you a job. It’s YOU who should be making the first move in finding one.

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Cooking Mutton Peratal for Dummies (Without Pressure Cooker)

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Cooking mutton might be a costly one for beginners. It might be a bit difficult to be cooked due to the fact that one can easily get tired waiting endlessly for the mutton to cook properly. Having said that, keep your worries aside as I will guide you on how you could cook ‘Mutton Peratalwithout a pressure cooker in just 5 easy steps (with pictures).

This recipe will be ideal for college students or those who are staying at hostel with limited utensils. Additionally, I won’t be using pressure cooker for this since only a normal pan will be used throughout the end (makes your life easier!).

Ingredients:

[Preparations for 4 pax]
[Preparation time: < 15 minutes]
[Cooking time: ~45 minutes]

  1. 500g mutton (cut in cubes)
  2. Spices (cinnamon stick 1 inch, 2 or 3 cloves, mustard seeds and cumin seeds)
  3. 2 medium potatoes (cut almost the same size as the mutton)
  4. 2 medium chopped tomatoes
  5. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  6. 2 tbsp onion paste
  7. Curry leaves
  8. 1 tbsp ground cumin
  9. 1 tbsp ground coriander
  10. 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  11. 2 tbsp chilli paste (optional)
  12. 2 tbsp Baba’s meat masala powder
  13. 10ml-20ml coconut milk
  14. Salt as required
  15. 3 tbsp cooking oil
  16. Fresh coriander leaves (optional)

Methods:

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One Single Wedding Event? Mudiyathu!

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“Pakkethu vittu Amsavalli magalleku reception vechange, appo unnekom vekinom!”

“Sonthokarengge kepangge yen reception/dinner vekille’nu”

“Athe vecha than nambelekku perumme”

“Terille, reason ille, aana veche aagenum!”

For Malaysian Indians, it has been a norm for married couples to have a separate wedding reception (usually at night) in a bigger and grand scale. It can be a reception held only by the bride or bridegroom or even a combined one. I have to admit that there are many valid reasons for the couples to have one such as the distant location of both families, expectation of massive crowd, wee hours wedding ceremony and so on.

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Reshaping our Purpose for Malaysian Indian Makkals

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There might be around 20, if not 30+ Malaysian Indian related Facebook pages out there that tend to 'educate' the makkals on what to do and what not to do. Unfortunately, some of their intentions deviated from their initial purpose and all they could care about now is to post videos on one getting chopped, one taking a selfie video of them stripping singing, conversations screencap on how someone is talking shit to each other, feminazis talking about men all the time and the list goes on (look, we are not saying that posting all these is a no-no but perhaps they might want to slot in some beneficial articles as well from time to time).

Makkez.com used to post M1 articles which are mostly social-related by stating the obvious either directly or indirectly. Viknea.com tend to do the same except that there will be a new author in town – My beloved wife Nea. She will cover most of the cooking and travelling parts as well as sharing some of her life journey and experience with everyone. We've already brainstormed the type of articles that we will be posting in the next few days and rest assured that we'll try to make it as fun as possible! Here are some teasers:

1) Buying a House For Dummies – Catered for Malaysian Indians

2) Buying a Car For Dummies – Catered for Malaysian Indians

3) How to travel cheaply to <insert some place here>? – Catered for Malaysian Indians

4) Applying a Job For Dummies – Catered for Malaysian Indians

5) Writing a Resume For Dummies – Catered for Malaysian Indians

6) Cooking for Dummies – Catered for Malaysian Indians

7) Getting Married for Dummies – Catered for Malaysian Indians

You see, by posting all the above, we are not saying that we are a bunch of experts in those field(s). We will be merely sharing our experience with everyone so that you all won't be going through the same hassle that we went through and at the same time we would want to make your life easier by suggesting some tips, tricks, shortcuts and freebies when and wherever possible.

Stay tuned and do LIKE/SHARE our FB page!

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Kabali (2016) Tamil Film Review by A Malaysian

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For me, the movie Kabali is really nice. Probably those who don't seem to like it couldn't comprehend the harsh reality and bitter truth depicted in that movie albeit everything went in a fast-paced mode.

One need to try to fathom the message delivered instead of grumbling on how the movie is NOT the usual Rajini-type movie (please, could someone explain in detail on what kind of story they were expecting?). The way the film crews researched everything about the Malaysian Indian gangsters as well as the poverty-stricken estate people are highly commendable. Even the gang numbers (Gang 00 and Gang 43) were carefully derived not to imitate the current gangs in Malaysia.

Apart from that, we were informed that the ending scene of Kabali in Malaysia is different compared to those in India (or perhaps even rest of the world). In Malaysia, the movie will end like this:

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For those of you who are yet to watch this movie, please at least watch this movie once.

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Where is Makkez.com and What is Viknea.com?

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The above might be the first question that pops in your mind if you still remember my first blog, Makkez.com. It is not dead yet as all I've done for now is merely redirecting the domain and traffic over here.

So, what is Viknea.com?

Viknea.com was opened with the intention of having two bloggers (probably more than that in future) under one platform. The bloggers are none other than myself  (Viknes) and my beloved wife (Nea). Together, we've decided to bring you the best of both worlds in terms of sharing our traveling experience, food / baking stuffs (wife's section of course), tips and tricks, 'For Dummies' articles and so on. In short, this will soon be a AIO (all-in-one) blog that covers almost everything!

What happened to your M1 (Maire Satu) articles?

Well, the M1 principle still applies and will always be applied regardless of where I go (too bad, my wife is forced to adapt the M1 style). My old articles in Makkez.com have been archived for now and so far I have no plans to revive them or what-so-ever. However, all the articles posted in this blog WILL carry the M1 essence henceforth.

Last but not least, just sit back and relax while we'll share our journey and experience that may or may not benefit you. Nevertheless, we hope that we won't be wasting your time. 🙂

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