Thursday, June 23, 2022

Once Again: Kina Bank Vision CIty Branch is the Fastest Bank Service Centre in Melanesia


Yes, I say in Melanesia, this particular branch office is the fastest because I have travelled to almost all Melanesian countries, except Bougainville and Kanaky. I have travelled to other Melanesian countries: West Papua, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu, and I have also happen to get to Bank for various transaction purposes. And from these experiences, I can confidently declare that Kina Bank Vision City Branch Office is the fastest service centre for banking in Melanesia.

Today, I just visited the office again. This time, I wanted three things: (1) To request a New Visa Debit Card for one of my accounts; (2) To request the opening of Online Banking for my company PAPUAmart.com LTD and (3) to request CellMoni Kina Bank Account.

Numbers one and two were finalized within minutes, if not seconds, because this time a miracle happened, the boss of the branch office at Vision City actually invited me to serve me with my needs. This is how it happened, "I entered the office and lined up for customer service section, and waited for sometime, maybe an hour". I saw the boss was going out and coming in. He was certainly busy service some customers.

After getting into the office, he then opened the door. And, surely I did not know him, and I was not lining up to meet him, therefore, I sat there without glancing at him, facing towards the customer service, and his office door was right at my left-back side. 

He actually talked to me, asking me what services I wanted, but in some seconds I chose not to reply, because I knew well that I was not waiting for the boss, but for customer service. But then he spoke again, "Yes, come, how can I help you?"

I did not answer him for some seconds, because I was busy thinking about what made him invite me to his office. I realized that I did say something, some kind of prayer, so that my walk to the bank and come back be guided and protected. And in fact this was the outcome of my request, and also in some respect my command to my guardian angels.

Surely, I got VIP service. Mind you, the whole operations here are fast, but now become fastest, because the boss quickly and smoothly helped me issuing my Visa Debit Card and registered my Online / Internet Banking for my company.

I am back home here, typing this Good News. 

My purpose of writing this note is that I invite those of you out there, who want to do banking activities, please flood into Kina Bank Vision City Branch. I will proof to you, in PNG or across Melanesia, that this is the fastest bank office across Melanesia.

Definitely, I know the fastest in the world is Hong Kong, maybe fastest in all areas of services, but particularly banking services in Hong Kong is the fastest worldwide. But for Melanesia, Kina Bank Vision City Branch is the one to come and proof it yourself. Robert Oeka says, "Yu yet kam na lukim", so mi yet tok-tok seim kain, "Yu yet kam na prufim!"

PS: I am sorry, I actually thought about taking picture of both of us in his office, but then I thought it was ethically impolite so I kept the thought myself and it is with me now here.


Thursday, June 16, 2022

God's System is WANTOK System, My System is Wantok System Too


Intro

Wantok System is commonly regarded by westerners or modernists as a bad system that should be wiped out from across Melanesia and all Melanesians are encouraged to get rid of "Wantok System" in governing our lives.

The Reality

I want to make a bold and clear statement to those haters of "Wantok System" that 

  1. Wantok System is God created system, as it is used to run our daily lives. Therefore, those who want to run other than life should not think or speak against God-created system, therefore we call it "Godly System". Therefore, those who are against Wantok System are un-Godly minded people, who love human made system to operate in their lives.
  2. Wantok System is God's own system in running His Kingdom today and tomorrow. The first and fundamental principle is that God operates based on relations, not merits. Modern mind and system operate based on merits, whereas God operates on relations. Operations based on merits aimed at optimizing productivity. The end result of productivity is maximizing profit. The profit here is material profit, bodily economic gains, and earthly pleasure. 

    This is why human beings are called "human resources". Human beings are not treated as God's created being in His own image.

    God does not see and treat human beings as resources. He sees and treats us as His own sons and daughters. And in this relation, what He wants to see as an end product is our submission to His power and authority, to glorify His name. Merit is the keyword in modern mind, but relation is the keyword in God's mind.
  3. Wantok System operates not to bring economic or capital benefits. Wantok System the others around us as fellow human beings, as brothers, sisters, uncles, fathers, mothers, grandparents, leaders. Other people are not those you can use to gain financial benefits,

    Yes, there is ego in play in community, but the ego in Wantok System is reflected to collective ego, start communally. Even thought this can be acted individually, but the end result is mostly expected towards collective interests, needs and wants. It is not possible to separate "I or Me" from "We or Us". Likewise, we don't appreciate and value individuals as singular, but within collective values and identities.
When Wantok System is in operation, the main focus will be to maintain the relationship. It is reciprocal relationship and balance that become focus and priority. When there is no balance, then the individuals and elders will soon fix it. The balance is maintained with the law of reciprocal relationship.

Balance then produces harmony. Harmony means everything is in balance. Or in other words, the reciprocal relationships is happening according to the Laws of Nature.

When we take this Wantok System into modern system, then of course and definitely, there will be problems because we are trying to operate God's Operating System within Human made system.

No wander Wantok System is widely attacked across Melanesia.

Mind you, please go to the Melanesian person, particularly so-called leaders within the government, military, police or political parties and hear them speaking. They do attach Wantok System as the system that bring about nepotism and collusion that bring about corruption in mindset, talks and actions in offices and public affairs.

I want to openly and boldly speak against this kind of mindset and statement, that the problem here is you are mixing up the two systems. Wantok System should be applied in running lives, whereas modern system be applied in running businesses (public, private).

Then you might ask, "What about Wantok System within the government?"

My answer is that we have a choice at this generation to choose, whether we want to run our government and businesses within God's system, or within modern earthly system. In other words, do we run our governments and businesses for the people, or do we run our government and businesses for generating and accumulating financial profits. What is the purpose of our independence: to generate more money or to help our the people? What is the purpose of running our governments: to serve foreign interests or to serve our own peoples' interests.

One thing to remember is that we can mix God's System with human system, but we cannot mix human system with God's system, because the purpose of God's system is above the purpose of human's system. 

Should we apply God's system within our government and business organizations?

Yes, we can and we must. 

The most important principle to remember is that we are born naked, owning nothing, and we will die naked leaving everything, including our own body will be left empty.

Therefore, running our lives in families, in businesses and in governments should be mindful that what I am doing, what we are doing have direct and indirect consequences to others, because we exist in relation to and with others. We do not exist without others. And we cannot exist without others. We will never existed without others. 

Therefore, whatever I do here. in this life should be based upon this understanding, that life is not about money, the work in this life is not about merits, this life is not about productivity and work performance, but it is truly about how I am in this life relating to the other person nearby or surrounding and those others in this world. If I see them as resources that I can use, then I am putting myself less than human, I am operating in my earthly operating system. If I am viewing and treating them as my own "wantoks" in my office, workplace, political party, contingent, club,  business, company, then I am operating in God's System.

Operating in God's system means viewing and treating equally and reciprocally, looking for value in life than money for life.

IF you ask me to forget Wantok System in my modern office, I will ask those politicians fighting against Wantok System but they allow and even fund and campaign for their own wives, sons and daughters to campaign to become Members of Parliament. IF you ask me to hate Wantok System, you are telling me to love the world and hate Godly system. 

Takeaways

I know that I am talking a big issue here, therefore, I cannot complete everything here. I am also starting to formulate, therefore, this is the first ever note I am writing on this topic. I will formulate and analyze more and then come back.

What I want you to see as takeaway after leaving this note are
  1. That Wantok System and Modern System cannot be conflicted, or compared, because they are separate and different operating systems to run human lives;
  2. The function and use of Wantok System is for running life, and the function and use of modern system is for running activities to generate income, financial income.
  3. That I am here to defend Wantok System at any cost, for the sake of humanity, particularly for Melanesia-hood, because I know that hating Wantok System is very closely related to hating Melanesian peoples (individuals and groups)


Monday, June 13, 2022

Homosexuals Have No Place in Melanesian PNG


By: Tabe Jugari TJ

Not long ago during our fathers' days, the males were secluded to certain functions and rituals in the society. The same applied for the womenfolk. Men were trained and tested to be strong, both physically emotionally. The males lived in the men's house and were restricted from visiting the women's house except for the married men to visit their wives for mating purposes. 

There was a strong division between the two sexes, physically and emotionally, as well as their respective tribal and family responsibilities. In the men's house, core values of manhood were passed down from the elderlies to young ones, including the duty to carry on the generation. And that is how our race was brought forward for thousand years to date. For generations, there has never been a gay, girlish guy, or any sort of 'in-between' humans that existed among men. One was define from birth as either male or female, and they automatically inherited their respective  functions in the society as they grew older. One of men's primary function was to reproduce and preserve this race that we now identify ourselves as Papua New Guineans. 

But today, maybe because of the climate change (as some call it), or for some scientific reasons, we somehow have these 'half-male-half-female persons', 'female trapped in male body' , or what you call homosexual or 'gays' born into our society. 

And the society seems to be cool with it.  Not long ago, the former member for Sumkar, this white fellow Ken Fairweather once pushed for a same sex legislation in Parliament but was rejected by many. 

I'd like to think that homosexuality  amongst others (natural law, Christian principles, legally etc), is a violation of our Melenasian culture. Our race was not preserved for many years by the practice of homosexuality. Rather, our core values and principles of manhood, our foremost duty to reproduce had brought us this far, and now we have 8 million of our kind living on this land. 

I think homosexual should be condemned in PNG, even to an extent where those practicing it must be harassed and threatened. I don't think stigmatising a homosexual is a wrong, rather it's simply a reminder of our Melenasian values and norms, our roots. If we allow this in our society, it will lead to same sex marriage. 

PNG has no place for gays and lesbians or the so called LGBTs.

#NoSameSexMarriageInPNG

#ForABetterPNG

WANTOKS: We all Melanesians know that half-male and half-female comes from Blood Mixing. Those parents married to very related or one-line blood, that is why this happens. This is the reason our Melanesian culture teaches us moiety system, where clans are paired, and marriage inside the same clan groups are not allowed. What happened today? We have wiped out our clan names, and started using our biological father's name, finally by identity we already become half-male, half-female, because look around, those girls born from the father Joseph, now become Catharine Joseph, for example. We are confusing ourselves, by blood and by identity. 

Let us fix it, fix the Nakamal/ Haus Tambaran/ Nasara/ Kunu/ Haus Man, then this very house will fix the rest.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

The World is Digitalized: PNG Still Operates on Duplicate, Triplicate, Quadruplicate, etc.

 Imcompetent Department Headers are the reason behind this. They are living today but their brains are still in 1975.

For people like me, how can I do quardruplicates for the hundreds of CVs that I have from Job Seekers. The job seekers are tax payers, their tax makes you salary and allowances. Try consider the cost before publishing vacansies with your funny looking signatures.

An email address would do, then you can forward to the treee or never ending numbers of emails that you may wish to.

Someone please remind them of today's date.




Thursday, June 09, 2022

BSP Mobile Banking is NOT the Same as BSP Internet Banking


 I went to fix my Internet Banking on 7 June 2022. As I explained in my other note in this blog, I have managed to register for Internet Banking. Then the bank rang me up and gave me the credentials for me to log into the Internet.

And Yes, I did log into the Internet Banking. 

However, I got it wrong when 3 times I mistyped "0" (zero) instead of "O" letter O in capital letter. That caused my Internet Banking Password was blocked.

I told the banker at BSP POM Branch, or the BSP Main Office, biggest office building, first BSP Building in town. Then I was given a different form to fill in. She said, I need to fill it out and submit it again in order to get the Password.

I read manuals already, particularly online, before going to the bank. I knew that to re-set my Internet Banking Password I needed to bring my Kundu Card to the ATM machine and ring phone: 7031212 while standing at the ATM Machine. However, this lady at the bank gave me the form and asked me to fill it out. 

My reading was correct. In fact I was given a form to request mobile banking. Therefore, instead of "Reset my pin/ password" option in the purpose of application, I selected "New Application". Then I moved to the Mobile Banking section, and submitted the form.

(Please bear in mind, I have not yet re-set my Internet Banking so far to this point of writing this note.)

Then I got a new Mobile Banking System that I am using right now. It is operational.

This Mobile Banking is commonly called particularly in Asian countries as SMS Banking (Short Message System Banking), where the banking system utilizes short messaging system. When they call Mobile Banking, they mean banking using Mobile Application or Mobile App Banking. I was really confused with the terminology, but I  know now that what BSP Bank means by Mobile Banking is actually the SMS Banking system.

I am happy that I am using my BSP Mobile Banking. I am looking forward to fix my BSP Internet Banking.


Chronology of event (fight in Wewak) June 2022


Sunday 5th June 2022 - Youth Leader in Mengar Village Killed during Volleyball Competition.

Monday 6th June 2022 - Dawn raid conducted by Mengar villagers on Basis Number 2, killing 3 settlers despite police interventions.

Tuesday 7th June 2022- Four suspects from Basis side surrendered to Wewak Police.
Wednesday 8th June 2022 - PPC Albert Beli appealed for Mengar Leaders to surrender 5 suspects involved in the killing of the 3 Basis settlers as peace negotiations proceeds.

Thursday 9th June 2022 - Peace negotiations failed, Basis settlers attacked Mengar Village, destroyed nearly 80% of the village between 8-9 in the morning. Police and Provincial Administration again intervened to contain the situation. However Mengar Villagers recouped and retaliated at 5pm burning down Namba 2 Basis. During the last attack, another 3 fatalities were reported from the Mengar side.

Total number of deaths:
Mengar 4
Basis 3
As at 7pm 9th June 2022.

ESP POLICE BOSS SAYS EXPLOSIVES WERE USED IN THE CURRENT FIGHT

The warring factions in Wewak, East Sepik Province have been reported using the world war two explosives /relics in the current fight that is ongoing.
The fight is currently going on between the villagers of Mengar and settlers at Murik Basis in the East Sepik provincial town of Wewak.
The tensions started on Sunday during a volleyball match where a youth leader from Mengar village was killed.
In retaliation, the Mengar villagers killed three Murik youths.
Meanwhile, Provincial Police Commander Superintendent Albert Beli says the situation has gone out of hand and beyond their control.
Mr Beli says the PNG Defence Force soldiers are assisting local police, and he has asked for more help.
NBC News

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Why My Kundu Kad and Visa Debit Card of BSP Do not Show my Account Balance?

 


I am following up my story yesterday, regarding Visa Debit Card and Banking System.

I want to a little bit correct my previous statement, that yes, BSP is doing so many changes, and I must admit, BSP is the biggest bank in the South Pacific and has done a lot of modernisation processes within the system. However, things that I am saying here are just to improve what have been achieved so far.

I did have a different perspective on BSP before I physically saw the administration system. I stated out of my surprise, because our people accept whatever BSP is doing without really looking into the things and look around the world, and realize that what we have here in PNG, even the most advanced technologies and systems here, are far 10 years minimum, and 20 years maxim, even behind what we find in Jayapura, the capital of Papua Province, on the other side of this Island of New Guinea.

I have come here again today, I was the first customer to be served, because I started lining up at the BSP Port Moresby Branch at downtown since 08:00AM. At 09:00AM, the security at the bank started opening the door and allowed us enter the bank. Then I sat, and the first one to be served.

I was convinced that my bank account has a problem, because I used my Kundu Kard and my Visa Debit card correctly with my PIN, but my account never displayed balance on the account. 

The staff, a young boy, stood and overheard what I was explaining to my daughter (I mean the BSP worker just looked like my own daughter back home). She did not understand very well, but that boy, a young BSP employee said to me, "Your problem is card problem, so let me bring the card machine!" Then he went in and pick up one EFTPOS machine.

He took my Visa Card and checked. He said, the card is OK, it is working well. 

Then he asked me to enter my PIN, then I entered. Then he said, "See, your balance is still there!"

Then he said, 

"You are pressing "SAVINGS" when it asked you to press at the machine, many people have done this so, please try again.

Then I tried, choosing "CHEQUE Account" instead of "SAVINGS" account as I have normally been doing with my Kina Bank Accounts. Then I successfully accessed the balance.

So,

So, the problem was my ignorance, that, normally, automatically, when someone opens a bank account at BSP Bank all over in Papua New Guinea, then BSP opens a CHEQUE Account, not a Savings one. Therefore, please, all of you in this planet earth, be aware when you open a Bank Account in Papua New Guinea at BSP Branch, be sure that you select "CHEQUE Account" when accessing the account.

Thank you. God bless!