Happy April Fools’ Day, my dear readers! And Happy GST Day One, Malaysians!
Okay, let’s cut to the chase. I’m short of time today. There is something that I have to complete and email out by today and I am working very hard to fulfill it at the moment. It may or may not be related to the book that I am working on, and no the book is not completed yet. Don’t guess because I will not answer more than that.
But I don’t want to break my daily posting trend just yet, so this will be another random and quick one. I will share with you two Youtube videos that I watched last night.
A female professional Motorsports driver pretends to be a klutzy driving student and prank (more like scare the shit out of) her driving instructors. Her name is Leona Chin, and she is Malaysian. This video went up last week and as of now has already exceeded 20 million views. Surprisingly, after I watched this video last night, this morning she appeared on Hitz.fm.
Seriously, what could be better for April Fools’ than a prank video? 😉
This is for fellow Malaysians (or curious non-Malaysians). If you understand Cantonese and/or can read Chinese then you will understand what this parody song is all about. Seriously, don’t you agree that he is singing our hearts out?
Okay, if you must know, non-Malaysians, our government just implemented a 6% GST (Goods and Services Tax) starting today, on this inauspicious day. The thing is, there is a lot of confusion among the Malaysian public. The GST is charged across all layers of the supply chain, so we can expect a lot of hidden price markups on top of the official 6% on the final products. And then there’s a list of items that are exempted from this new tax, but the list keeps changing and there are many versions being shared on social media. It is a great opportunity for all businessmen to cheat us by charging us GST even on exempted items.
Okay, that’s it. Enjoy the dawn of a new era, Malaysians. Take care and good luck. See you tomorrow. 😉