Machans and Machis MLM Tricks

MLM or better known as multi-level-marketing made its way to Malaysia a few years back. Initially, this particular field was dominated by the Malays and Chinese and our Indian makkals slowly ventured into it after hearing some bullshit stories on how some people successfully bought a 7 million bungalow in just 5 months and how some premium-super-gold-platinum achiever went to the extend of buying a Boeing 747 flight and traveling the whole world in it just by promoting a perfume or a healthy drink which they are selling for RM999.99. Seriously, why buy this kind of products when you can buy the same for a mere RM9.99 at local pharmacies and stores?

The answer – marketing strategy. Yes, let me put it straight. Indians can be fools and at the same time, can be easily fooled too. Just show them a pamphlet of a purported ‘Tok Guru’ offering some 4D number predictions and immediately, out of 10 Indians that you’ve approached, at least 5 of them would be eager to know more about the Tok Guru and out of those 5, 3 of them would be standing-by to bank-in some deposit to the Tok Guru’s account in order for him to buy some ‘prayer materials’ to start predicting those 4D numbers. Seriously, if the Tok Guru himself can really predict 4D numbers and so, then why the hell he is sitting under a tree for the rest of his life and offering his services to you for a few thousand bucks? Frankly speaking, he would have long struck the 4D jackpot, winning like RM1 million every freaking week and instead of sitting under a tree, he would be sitting at a Casino in USA by now. This, my dear readers, would be one of the easiest method to cheat Indians up until today.

Alright, talking about MLM, you see, our machans and machis are very attracted to MLM nowadays. They believe that it is a shortcut for them to be a millionaire in just a few months by selling some lame products. While they do see the benefits of it, they fail to realise the consequences they are about to face if things goes wrong terribly. Following would be some of the common things that are associated with MLM:

1) Healthy drinks
2) Education portals
3) Perfumes
4) Cosmetic sets
5) Nutritional supplements
6) Cleaning supplies

I am not against MLM here. It is just not my cup of tea. Some of you may have earned a decent income out of it whilst some of you may even be doing it for a long period of time. However, based on my own personal experience, there are way too much of complains and grouses in contrast to some ‘successful stories’ that I’ve heard. What I am going to pen down next would be some examples on how our machans and machis would act their way to convince you to lean towards them, the fucked up way of-course. Continue reading the rest of this entry »

Happy Deepavali 2012

Deepavali
“Annaivarukum yen iniye Deepavali naal valthukal”
 

This post is dedicated to all my blog readers, fellow commenters, haters, fellow SaiFund.ORG committee members, fellow Malaysian Indian bloggers, the ever-loving Presana Narayanan and to all the machans and machis out there.


This year’s Deepavali celebration is a different one for me because instead of the usual window shopping, thanni session and jamming at nightclubs, myself together with other SaiFund.ORG committee members and volunteers took our time off to spend some time with the kids at SJK(T) Ladang Kati, Sauk, Perak on 9th November 2012. We never went there empty-handed but instead, we brought along 6 PC sets, school bags, Deepavali goodies, stationery items and many more to be given to those kids. For more details, you may refer to the blog post over here.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers who were there to accompany us, the SaiFund.ORG committee members. A big thanks goes out to all our donators and well wishers as well as without all of you, we are basically powerless. We look forward to come up with more and more charity events in the near future and should you be interested to join us or donate to support our cause, feel free to visit SaiFund.ORG.

While writing this, I remembered of an article that I wrote approximately 4 years back in which I penned down my own observations on what Deepavali celebration means for our machans and machis. Continue reading the rest of this entry »

Clubbing Valkei for Dummies

This article was supposed to be posted during the Madurey shooting incident but since my blog went haywire during that time, only now I got the time to post this. Kesulitan tersebut amatlah dikesali.

In my whole life, I only started going to Indian clubs when I finished my SPM and that too, for the sake of having a peek on how those clubs/pubs actually look like. Three things that you must experience when you visit a club – Cigarette smoke all over the place, booze and girls. These three things are basically inseparable and if you are comfortable with all these, then congratulations, you have been approved as a certified clubber.


Gambar sekadar hiasan and courtesy of Google
Based on the number of clubs that I have ‘visited’, a club may run fine even if their liquor prices are effin expensive and if their DJ keeps on playing some Bieber songs but without girls, the club owners may rather shut down their clubs and set up a burger stall instead. For some reason, these ‘clubbing girls/ladies’ and the term itself are being used up as a great marketing ploy to lure in more and more machans to turun to those clubs.

However, just like how there are a few rule of thumbs in life, the same applies in clubbing too. What I am going to pen down below are based on my personal observation thus my point of view might be different than yours. If you have something to say, you are more than welcome to comment below.

So, what are the rule of thumb in clubbing? Basically, there are some. Have you read the news regarding the Madurey shooting incident lately? At first, the news piece reported that a fight broke out between a group of friends with the club bouncers in which the group was denied entry since it was already passed 4am. A few days later, another news came in stating that the actual reason of the brawl was due to one particular group baiting a girl of another group in the club and within a blink of eye, two innocent lives were gone just like that. My deepest condolences to them.

Having said that, let me start with the first rule of thumb in clubbing : Continue reading the rest of this entry »

Makkez.com – A Recap

It’s been nearly 5 years ever since makkez.com was registered and until now, I still can’t believe how on earth I am still surviving with this blog, taking into account many, and I mean many other Malaysian Indian bloggers who were active around 2006 ~ 2008 are nowhere to be seen nowadays.

Makkez Logo
Makkez.com’s First blog header back in 2007 ~ 2008

It all started in the late 2007 when HINDRAF was active at that moment and I unintentionally became a middleman between HINDRAF and the fellow netizens whereby any emails / updates channeled to me will be immediately uploaded in this blog. For your information, all my readers came from search engines those days as Facebook was in the midst of implementing the LIKE button as well as the SHARE button in websites, thus making my blog fully dependent on search engines. If you dig down my posts dated 3 to 4 years back, you will see that most of them are non-M1 related. Continue reading the rest of this entry »

Mallu Girl: The Climax

I am getting many emails from users asking me the link to the blog post on Presana Narayanan’s so-called ‘public apology’  and to those of you who are stranded in my blog, you may proceed to click on the link below:

Mallu girl and her ‘non-racist’ email

First and foremost, please take note that the blog post above was posted in July 2009, that’s approximately 3 years ago so please don’t go and spread around that Presana had indeed apologised this and that. Yes, in fact, she did apologised but that was years ago and as of now (May 2012), one of her statutes accidentally went viral, up to the point an ‘Anti Presana Narayanan’ Facebook page had been set up specifically to lambast her. All the Indians are now against her, be it Telegus, Tamilans and even Malayalees themselves. Sad to say that her plan to brainwash the other Indians to look down on Tamilans failed miserably.

Evil Plan

Unfortunately, many people went overboard by harassing and dragging in her family members up to the point of posting her mother’s handphone number. To this makkals, please, if you want to keep on harping on what she had done, I am in no position to stop you all but please do not get way too emotional by dragging in her family members into this issue. Additionally, I also noticed that some of the people are being way too sexist by pouring out comments that may offend all the other females and I do hope that those commenters would realise that those comments would indirectly offend one’s mother and one’s sister as well. Continue reading the rest of this entry »

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