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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Top Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions About Project Petaling Street

PPS turns two years old tomorrow, June 23rd. I've only been a member for a short time, but I've been introduced to some fabulous sites and bloggers here. So as a tribute to the Malaysian institution and it's impact on the local bloggers and readers, I'd like to do my part to promote the PPS. There is already an FAQ at the site, but below are some queries NOT addressed there.

Top Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions About Project Petaling Street

How do I get there?
Turn right on Jalan Cheng Lock after Kotaraya Complex, towards Sambanthan. Oh, you meant the website, is it? It’s at

Why is PPS only in black and white?
License for black and white websites are cheaper than colour websites. Just like TV licenses.

I notice they use the word 'blog-tal' to describe the site. What does it mean?
It’s a French-Canadian accounting term, short for Banking Ledger Overdraft Gross toTAL. Now you know.

How many pings are there in the PPS database?
48,888. Simon guessed the correct number in some online contest. But they refuse to acknowledge my correct entry!

How many members are there in the PPS?
On the last count there were actually 1414, but Chinese superstitions forbids us to use that number. So when people ask, we answer 13A13A

How much does PPS make from the advertising on the page?
About RM84,000 a month. The co-founders have Swiss bank accounts and drive Mercedes CLKs.

Are there any famous people or celebrities ping to PPS?
Yes, rumour has it there’s a former PM, and a few cabinet ministers and two or three top senior police officers. No, their pseudonyms are not known… Now you can’t say you weren’t warned…

How many pings does PPS get in a day?
It depends. Usually, about 100, based on my estimates. Except when the server runs out of bandwidth, then we only get like 4 a day… (boy, Aiz isn’t gonna be happy about this one…!)

Are there any future expansion plans for PPS?
Yes, they are looking at online bill payments, video-blog pings, corporate sponsorship by a major fat-reduction/slimming centre, a PPS-inspired reality show (‘The Apprentice’ ‘The Ah-Ping!-tice’)
, etc. Stay tuned, folks.

Who is going to win Akademi Fantasia 3?
Mawi. Or Felix. (I can’t believe I just answered that!)

(For further reading on the background of the PPS name and co-founder, please also read this posting.)

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  • hahaha...
    you have good sense of humour..
    one FAQ..
    how can I win the best blogger award?
    *sigh* Did I miss the chance to qualify for the competition?

    a random blog reader
    - Life feel

    By Blogger iQing, at 6/22/2005 09:17:00 am  

  • About RM84,000 a month? How much is that per ping?

    By Blogger Lrong, at 6/22/2005 09:29:00 am  

  • Hahaha! Ah-Ping-Tice!!! LOL!

    By Blogger sashi, at 6/22/2005 09:33:00 am  

  • But you forgot...13 is also a bad number for some Christians, so 13A13A is not a good number. Therefore, I believe the total number of members is (12A)A(12A)A.

    By Blogger vincent, at 6/22/2005 09:40:00 am  

  • simon, I don't recall ur name in the pps bash list? i would greatly like to meet up with u in person man and see u win that award.

    By Blogger Din, at 6/22/2005 09:54:00 am  

  • iQing - dude, you missed the boat, but you can read about it at the VoiWiki below.

    lrong - le me see 100 pings a day, 3000 pings a month, that works out to be about RM28 per ping, but i think PPS gets more revenue from member-get-member direct selling pyramid schemes... :)

    sashi - i can just imagine Aizuddin going, "You're fired!"

    vincent - ah, yes, my mistake... so is sap-yee-eh-eh-sap-yee-eh-eh...

    By Blogger Simon, at 6/22/2005 09:56:00 am  

  • din - i'm still not sure i can make it there tomorrow, but i'll try to drop by to get my t-shirts. btw, trust me, the award is going to j'ded or percolator, i've no chance of winning.

    but my iswara is dying to meet 8555...

    By Blogger Simon, at 6/22/2005 09:59:00 am  

  • mawi or felix?
    simon, i too, can't believe you just answered that! LOL!

    By Blogger mudslinger, at 6/22/2005 10:45:00 am  

  • mudslinger - why? are you a marsha fan? Or is it Amylea? I think she's like a young Ning Baizura... I'VE GOT TO STOP WATCHING THAT SHOW!!!

    By Blogger Simon, at 6/22/2005 10:48:00 am  

  • the whole PPS thing so like-meeting potential dates or something..hahaha

    By Blogger cyber-red, at 6/22/2005 11:03:00 am  

  • You're not the only one who's not able to stop watching that show =P

    I'm a marsha & amylea fan and I dun understand why are all girls going ga-ga over Mawi. Euuu!

    I can't believe I just commented on Akademi Fantasia 3. LOL

    Can't wait for "Ahpingtice" though ;)


    By Blogger wildcharm, at 6/22/2005 11:32:00 am  

  • cyber-red - yeah, my car has been w/o a partner for so long...

    wildcharm - ok, ok, all of gotta stop the AK3 thing! :)

    By Blogger Simon, at 6/22/2005 11:57:00 am  

  • hi simon, i think we started blogging about the same time......when both of us have mere 2 readers.....kekeke....look at u now running for pps awards n all!! ;) hope u win!!!

    By Blogger Fashionasia, at 6/22/2005 01:34:00 pm  

  • Thanks for the early morning humour!

    By Blogger Jason, at 6/22/2005 01:48:00 pm  

  • eyyy, your car wants to meet me eh. heheh. but i know your car is an iswara too right??

    iswaras are all males my friend.

    and i'm not gay.

    but you can always send a Lotus Elise my way. heheheh

    By Blogger JFE 8555, at 6/22/2005 01:57:00 pm  

  • fashionasia - yeah, i remember you used to comment at my page in the early days, great to see you back! but sad to say its a long shot for me, but thanks for the support.

    jason - got a new router yet? :)

    jfe 8555 - that's funny, i always viewed my car as female. you now - mood swings, cranky, sometimes sweet, drinks like a fish etc...

    By Blogger Simon, at 6/22/2005 02:13:00 pm  

  • you must see their shape my fren. boxy cars more to masculine, rounder cars more feminine

    By Blogger JFE 8555, at 6/22/2005 04:41:00 pm  

  • so detail ar? must ask Aizuddin to update your FAQ in PPS lo.

    By Blogger Loc Kee, at 6/23/2005 02:05:00 am  

  • 8555 - check out today's post, inspired by you...

    loc kee - ahahaha... that would really be fun!

    By Blogger Simon, at 6/23/2005 10:55:00 am  

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