Monday, December 31, 2007

Traveling to the ole US of A

I'm in the US for the last week and the next two weeks. I would have blogged if not for the lack of internet. That happens in very remote places and especially where I was, in Catskills Mountains, upper New York.

I like to snowboard and hitting the slopes during the day certainly felt refreshing. Also from the top of the mountain, I could see some of the fantastic New York scenery. Probably one of the nicer places to stay in the US after the west coast. The terrain varied interestingly with forests, rivers, lakes, and mountains.

After a week in the US, I've inevitably interacted with the people here. Definitely a world of difference with people back in Malaysia. I've always known it since I've spent a good amount of time at university here, but never felt the shift of worlds till this holiday, the feeling a product of spending so much time in Malaysia. It's a sort of Deja Vu feeling. I sense subtle characteristics that changed while I was in Malaysia that I am starting to remember after coming back to the US.

For instance, the way conversation is carried out in Malaysia feels totally different and it's not just the accent. I never quite got it in Malaysia but when I'm here, people talk differently and I do feel it's more natural and comfortable. They say a person doesn't change, that's not entirely true. The environment does change a person somewhat and it's not only me but psychology say so as I got science on my side haha.

I also got some neat christmas gifts, a nintendo DS and Ipod nano, from my cousins, aunt, and cousin's boyfriend. The biggest fear for me receiving gifts is that I'll never use them. I'll be using these items for sure hehe. So that makes these gifts really awesome.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Hittin the fat loss machines

Four days straight busting out the cardio, I guess it's just a matter of getting used to it. I'd probably go again today, but I'm flying off for holiday. It's not as bad as I thought, all that cardio exercise. My legs didn't fall out from under me. My left knee felt a little weak after running, probably attributed to those days of playing basketball that I've more or less retired from.

I much prefer the cross trainer machine. I see why it's so popular. Less stress on the joints, a more total body workout, and you can go longer. Unless I'm training for a marathon or sport, the cross trainer fulfills the fat burning need much better than running. I'm no dummy though, it's not the same. 15 min on the treadmill feels like 30 min on the cross trainer. But hey, I'm not training for any particular sport, just wanna get rid of the fat.

I also started to do interval training. Constant running I've learned isn't the best way to fat loss. Interval training is what it sounds like. Go faster, then go slower and faster again, switching to and from throughout the whole workout is much more effective at burning fat.

Back to the cross trainer as good as it is, not all machines are created equal. The best and most durable from what I've seen is Precor cross trainers. Unfortunately my gym only has one, so if I want a spot on the machine, I've got to go early or wait. I'm seriously considering another gym if their cross trainers are really robust. But from what I've seen as places such as fitness first, their cross trainers and treadmills aren't that great. Perhaps Swimming Club should expand its gym with all their cash lying around.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I am legend....a well thought out disaster

I watched I am legend for the first time on monday night. It is a unique movie, but just horrible. It 's akin to a singer that sounds really unique, likeable but is a one trick pony. Once people get used to the singer's voice, they get bored and move on to the really talented ones. Much the same, I noticed the scenes got old really fast. The movie had a lot of suspense, but I believe the story wasn't strong enough and overall was a real let down when I found myself getting worked up over a crappy storyline.

Monday night, mall was super packed. Holidays must be starting already, or maybe most Mondays are like this. Well the sales definitely are in full effect. For myself, I want to pick a couple more pieces of gym clothes for the extra training I'm doing. Not exactly hygienic to go in unwashed gym clothes. I doubt the people next to me will appreciate it, although I don't stink up that bad compared to some others. For real! haha..

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sunday aftermath

Sunday, supposed to be a chill day. Catching up on some Zs. But I went out. Mall packed like no tomorrow, no parking, had a good time chillin with a friend of mine.

Now that I stopped WOW, I'm a bit at a loss on what to do during my free time. When I quit WOW, I was determined not to trade one unproductive hobby with another such as watching dvds or playing another game. I guess if it isn't socializing, it'll be exercising. I'll be hitting the gym just whenever i have free time.

Man getting that six's so elusive. Well right now I'm hitting about 200 reps of ab exercises in my every other/third day gym session. I see more definition, but the pack of flab on the lower abs still is there. I'm just going to have to start doing cardio till the cows come home....zzz. I haven't really done any at all. I usually don't run more than 7 minutes at the workout. But definitely I'll need to bust out the cardio like 30 to 45 min each session for the only part of my body that I would like change. Just need that six packer. Well why not shoot for eight eh? heheh.

Friday, December 14, 2007

QE2 baby yeah

Electro house all night long. New mix too. My goodness, well I can't say no to that. I heard songs that I never heard b4 and suprisingly, they were f'ing good. Finally they stopped repeating the same cd over and over again. But I think electro house is off the chain, so if u have different tastes, you wont' agree. Your loss lol.

Handing in resumes at the job fair

I went to the job fair today at PISA. As low as the unemployment rate is in Malaysia, there were an awful lot of people there for just a Friday. Maybe most of them took MCs just for today lol. The job fair seemed reasonably popular enough. I think over the course of the weekend, a couple of thousand will have walked through in search of opportunities. While the Job fair was billed as a job and entrepreneurial fair, I saw very little in terms of franchises and entrepreneurial opportunities. I for one would be interested in those as well....pity.

Most of the job fair is in the concourse located around the stadium, so someone can start walking in one direction and come back to the same position. About half of the fair seemed to be on job hunting, the other half seemed to be some sort of medical fair.

When I first walked into a section, a pretty cute girl stopped me and asked for me to sign up my resume as she was with a job hunting firm. I was thinking.... ok sure...I can't say no to a cute girl requesting anything of me. I have her card...hmmmm....stop thinking...hahaha. I moved on and just continued scoping the whole area.

I stopped by halfway and listened to a speaker talking about how this fair is a good idea and gave encouragement for them to do this again. I was thinking that this guy probably did nothing to help except give the speech. He goes on to say we should make it bigger...and grander and blah blah blah. Well...all these things take resources and support which if you can't help, don't bother talking. I would say the proper backing wasn't quite there or else I'm sure the fair would be in the main floor instead of the concourse around it.

After I walked through the medical section and saw quite a lot of people, I realized that the majority of people came for some of the free blood testing that was going on there. The queue was out the door, literally. I also saw some girls in nurses' outfits recruiting for nursing. While I doubt it would encourage a lot of girls to become nurses, I bet it would help guys think about becoming

I walked back a second round and properly handed out my resumes to relevant companies. For engineers, the place seems to have a lot of opportunity. Most of the hi tech firms are there. Some other companies like banks and even Astro were there looking for hirings.

I left and had lunch at QB mall. Don't ever have lunch there when it's raining and on a Friday. It's insane to try and get into the parking lot. As I walked through the mall past Paddington's House of Pancakes, I noticed most of the people eating there were girls. Thats right, girls who usually worry about getting fat and generally obsess over weight more over than guys. This is why groups of girls are dangerous, they all get together and eat unhealthy

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Gettin off my lazy ass

The time has come for me to get off my lazy ass and go work or something...hah! yeah. I do feel kind of lost not working in a traditional environment at times. Going to the gym and playing golf does relieve some of that lostness, but i think not enough. On the other hand, I'm not sure if working in a factory is for me. I've always wanted something more interactive, more down to earth.

In the factory people just make stuff and ship it out. Sounds simple? Sounds easy right? It probably is, but it's a real chore, unless you are really making money. Any chore becomes fun when getting paid well for it =). Who knows, I might put in extra effort because i'm getting paid so well....*might*...hahah.

Speaking of which, whomever works in factories, I think 90% of those take it easy, which there are a lot of, have kids. When life is easy, job is secure, life is stress free, there is nothing else to do but go make babies. I think this is such a funny quirk of factory life. With so many people giving out full moon baby stuff, I find myself losing track of who's the one having the baby.

Anyways, I'll be going to the job fair on Friday to see whats going on. Get a dream job? hopefully, or a high paying one :)

Sunday, December 09, 2007

New club opening and drama

Last Friday, a new club called Mois opened up to much fanfare. Truth is, I never heard of it till that night, so I'm not the most happening person in Penang...sobs. But when I heard the name, I was almost doubling over in laughter. The name, Mois sounds more like a seedy place than a high profile club. I'll open a club next time called dri (get it...dri and mois? The yin to mois' yang?) . Jokes on the name aside, the place turned out quite nice. The club's interior newly renovated could give glo a run for its money.

The club is located opposite SS, in the boon siew building. There used to be a club there, but that place was horrible, which is unfortunate because the interior has something great that is lacking in penang, a large wide open space. With the right potential, a club owner with great ideas could open up a successful club there. I'm not sure if Mois is the greatest idea, only time will tell, but it's a definite improvement over the previous one.

They did the dance floor a bit like the old fever with flashing lights. I'm gonna say thats interesting, but fever is a failed club haha. They really ought to put some kind of railings aorund the dance floor because it provides some separation between the dance floor and tables around the area.

Mois' music system really brings it. I'm pretty sure the system is high quality. The DJ is also quite good, apparently from KL. What remains to be seen if the club will keep quality DJs, as that definitely is key to a good club.

Speaking of seedy, the seediest club seems to be momos. That place just oozes seediness...blech. Definitely my least favorite club. Way too many gays and the crowd lacks some quality. I think the place will fail eventually. Gays in straight clubs won't mix, one group will leave.Judging by the lackluster crowd, I doubt Momo's can survive.

Anyways, yes drama ensued after the night ended. Friday night Fights and police right outside Mois and SS. It's only Friday night and people still want to fight. Geez, whats up with that? I saw this one plain clothes officer who i remembered was with a guy trying to cause a fight a few months ago just outside Tiger arms. A thug can become a police officer? My goodness.

Top clubs for me as of this moment:

1. QE2 (excellent crowd, by the sea, music repetitive but the songs are good, kind of small)
2. Mois (great space, nice sound system, nicely done.)
3. Glo (old rnb favorite, getting old, too many kids and ah bengs)

Places I probably would never go to if it were up to me:

Momos (NO)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Discovering Electro-house

I've been a major RnB person, always preferable over house. Now, all thats changed....well not exactly, lol...i won't turn back on my RnB brothers and sisters. But one genre of house, eletronica, aka...electro, aka electronic dance, aka electro-house caught my attention like a naked person streaking through the roads. I can't get enough of it now. But only good songs please as with any genre.

I like this type of genre of house more than others because it feels very rnb ish. It's danceable with slower tempos than typical house. So, yeah catching the beat isn't a problem. Also, the way it plays is very soothing to the ears. And well, I think it has the best chance of all the house genres to go mainstream. I've been listening to DJ antoine, Fedde Le Grande, and a mish mash of different music. I'll definitely consider good electronica dance clubs wherever I go in addition to RnB :)

I've only been seriously searching for electronica music today, and I have enough for a whole cd already! And it's filled with songs that are on par in quality with my rnb cd mixes. I'm seriously impressed! How? Thank goodness for youtube....I just searched around and looked at related videos.

going on my mix tape:
alex gaudino - destination unknown
david vendetta- we play house
olivier giacmotto- volta (robot needs oil)
dj antoinne - work,
always and forever,
arabian adventure 2
fedde le grande -
put your hands up in the air,
the creeps,
let me think about it
vinylshakerz - one night in bangkok
eric prydz - call on me

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Whats with all the rivalries these days? I know, such as?

Bush Vs. Iran
Fiddy(Fifty) Cent vs. Kanye West
Scott Storch vs. Timbaland

Out of all these three, the last two only interest me.

Bush vs. Iran

Someone surely is telling me a joke. It isn't even a contest. Put a 220 pound heavyweight versus a 120 pound lightweight boxer, barring a nut punch, tell me who is going to come out on top? Not worth more than a couple of sentences.

Fiddy v. Kanye

This is definitely one of the slickest rivalries out there today. Who cares if the whole thing is a PR stunt, which it probably is. Kanye produces some really sick records. Almost every song he touches turns out to be a hit. Fiddy, on the other hand, stomps Kanye into the ground based on the all important $ metric. I believe he made something like three times the cash that Kanye made. Who wins? Right now Kanye has better songs, but Fiddy will translate his effort to cash better. And Fiddy creates hot club songs! Fiddy wins!

Scott Storch v. Timbaland

Scott Storch is this geeky white Jewish boy who came from nowhere to create hits like "Candy Shop" and "Just a Lil' Bit" by 50 Cent, "Turn It Up" by Paris Hilton, "Poppin' Them Thangs" by G-Unit, "Let Me Love You" by Mario, "Playa's Only" by R. Kelly (featuring The Game), "Lock U Down" by Mýa, as well as "Naughty Girl"and "Baby Boy", both by Beyoncé .

K, thats a really hot resume.

So what has Timbaland done? "Promiscuous", "Maneater", "All Good Things (Come to an End)" and "Say It Right" by Nelly Furtado, and Justin Timberlake’s "SexyBack", "My Love" and "What Goes Around.../...Comes Around Interlude", The way I are - Keri hilson, DOE.

Timbaland has thrown a couple of punches, uppercuts, even a knockdown. I'd say it's a draw, but Timbaland has the edge due to the sheer hotness of all his recent songs.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Turn it up by paris hilton

Ooooh....i'm kinda like this song by Paris Hitlon, Turn IT up

It's probably missing something to make it really good, but i dunno. Good enough for me :) The actual cd quality song sounds even better.

Paris Hilton, God forbid I like any more of her songs, but her cd has 3 decent songs. Better than a lot out out there hah........

Sunday, October 07, 2007

looking for divine intervention

Two things:

Looking for a break and no rain tonight. I need a freaking break more though.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sometimes you'll never know unless you dig further

I had to admit, when I saw the video "I fell in love with the DJ" by Che'nelle, I thought cool song, definitely a hit. Also I thought she was definitely puerto rican or latino that grew up in Jamaica. Reasonable assumption eh? After all, the whole video looks jamaican, she sings with a reggae accent.

It's a catchy song, further more, its reggae. I think I can count all the current famous reggae singers on one hand, sean paul, Shaggy, Wyclef Jean, Sean Kingston, and now Che'nelle. Some of them have died off in the music world. When I talk about famous, it's that they have really done well world wide.

Guess what....this girl is from Australia, but migrated from Sabah, Malaysia. WTF! It's true check it out:

She's as latino as i am black, and about as reggae as vanilla ice is a rapper. Her real name is Cheryline malaysian!!!! hahah.... But I suppose I don't really care, I still think she's awesome.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Why Avril Lavigne should come to asia (malaysia)

One word, Avril Lavigne rocks. Well, exclude her name and it's one Anyways, recently all I've been seeing on MTVasia is Avril Lavigne and her totally infectious personality despite the artist of the month being James blah (i mean blunt). She's very untypical of most Americans, well even Canadians. She's looks the total opposite of hot for westerners. She's smaller in height and weight. She's more cute than the typical stereotype of a caucasian beauty (tall, blond, big boobs, long legs, etc). Definitely I doubt a lot of Caucasians would even think twice about her if she couldn't sing.

I'll tell you where she'd rock and be fully accepted and have no inklings of insecurity. In Asia! or better yet, Malaysia (ROFL). Girls like her are considered waaaaaay hot in the looks department over here. And she can sing fantastic. Generally I don't consider the typical hot Caucasians to be too attractive, but I would totally dig Avril. Nuff said, visit Malaysia Avril! Gwen Stefani came, and she's also totally the asian-hottie trapped in a caucasian's skin. Everyone loved her and they'll love Avril more i bet.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Life is good if you are a good looking presidential candidate

Senator Obama currently is running for the democratic candidate spot, and probably one of the better looking candidates. If not that, definitely photogenic. Last week I dropped by the borders at QB mall and Obama was flashing his pearly whites on the cover of GQ magazine.

But with all this publicity, Obama still hasn't done well lately. It seems like Hilary has locked up the majority by a large margin in the polls. In fact intrade is predicting that Hilary clinton will beat obama. Hilary's bet is worth 68, while obama's bet is worth 16.

The way the bets work is that the numbers range from 0-100 and whoever wins gets 100. In the mean time, people pay 68 for the trade and if Clinton gets the nominee, the people can cash their bets in for 100. If Clinton loses, it's worth zero. With Obama at just 16, people obviously think he won't win the nominee. I don't actually bet on who would win, but if you would want to, intrade is the place to place your bets. Intrade seems very accurate with an impressive track history of predicting winners.

So Obama would probably lose, but losers can still be winners.

Hot girls will still want him! Oh yeah, I like the next one better...heh. Obama! gotta represent!

Friday, September 07, 2007

I don't think I'll taste anything better than American Chocolate

Recently I had some fantastic Ghirardelli Chocolate from the US. I can't remember when the last time I missed something from the US so much. For those that don't know, this is an excellent premium small brand from San Francisco California. Probably the most famous is Hershies, but Ghirardelli has always been my favorite.

US may not do a lot of things well, such as world stuff like Iraq (get a few jabs in), but they do chocolate the best and I've not yet tried anything remotely as good. How good? Well I rarely ever miss anything from the US, except well chocolate. Even the more common el cheapo brands (hershies, snickers, m&m) can't screw up chocolate over there. Why is it then that chocolate brands in Malaysia can't get it as good as the US? Well, probably the simple answer is, most of the chocolates here are from Australia. No, I'm not saying their chocolate is horrible, chocolate from Australia comes in a close second. I'm perfectly happy eating chocolate from Australia. But I wonder all the same, what are they feeding their cows in the US?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Use of the word NOT

Well we've all heard it before....the word of the use "NOT". For example an employee might disagree, "This is NOT the way." or your boss might yell and berate you "This is NOT a solution".

I can't say it's not a popular way to use the word not in this context (there I go again, using the word NOT). People use it all the time. It's a powerful way to get your point across. Such a popular word, it tends to get overused a lot. To a point where, some people wonder.....what the hell is he saying?

Here's a famous example of abusing the word "NOT". I wonder if anyone who came out of the press interview had any idea of what Woody Austin said after tying Tiger Woods the third day of the PGA championship other than he's unsatisfied.....or NOT satisfied.

Q. Going back to your comment about liking to look players in the eye, would you have liked to have been paired with Tiger today?

WOODY AUSTIN: I said it yesterday. I was upset -- I was disappointed with my bogey and Steve's birdie. I wanted to be in that arena. Like I said, I maybe looked at it as a little bit strange, but I think I have the almost identical personality in a way that he does, in that I want to be right there.

He always says -- what does he always say? He always says, "I want to be in the last group on Sunday." If he wants to be there, and I want to be -- why do I not want to be there? Why would I want to be somewhere else? I want to be there just as much as he does. I don't get why you would want to not be there or be, as you say -- as you always say, are you intimidated by him? I don't get that either. What, are we going to fight? Are we going to get into a fight? Why should I be intimidated?

[I think I just about stared in disbelief when Woody said that line. Absolute butchering. I couldn't make sense of that line at all]

Monday, July 16, 2007

The most annoying small thing around

Wait I know, you are probably thinking what.....we're living in malaysia. Of course we are gonna have these things around. Definitely I can find more annoying things than these.

Well, usually i'm only mildly annoyed, but lately these things have been buzzing in my ear about 5 am in the morning. That makes it one of the most annoying things around. -.-

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

When it's NOT ok to kiss trophies.

If you are a talented and competitive person, you've maybe won a few awards like these:

Or perhaps you are really good, and you might have a whole wall of trophies like these:

Meet Christie Kerr. She just won the latest women's US open. For those who don't know, that is one of the sports' four major tournaments a year, similar to the Tennis grand slam events.

If I won an awesome event like the FIFA world cup, I might actually give the trophy a kiss just like this guy:

Here is Christie giving her trophy a kiss at a lesser golf tournament in 2005. She teaches us when NOT to kiss the trophy.

Do you think she kissed the trophy she won at the US open? Or perhaps more importantly, do you think she knows how to give a good _______?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Two kinds of bosses, Two kinds of employees

At some point in everyone's life, they've worked for a boss. I have come across many different types of bosses, but there are basically two types I feel. I will call two bosses: Boss A and Boss B.

Also at some point, every boss has different kinds of employees. But they also come in two types, basically Employee A and Employee B.

Think of A and B as opposite ends of the spectrum.

Boss A: This boss genuinely cares about his people. People working under Boss A tend to respect this Boss and do things for him out of respect. Boss A tends to take personal responsibility when things go wrong and either try to solve it himself or try to prevent it from happening again. Problem is Boss A can be seen as weak sometimes.

Boss B: This boss may care about his people, but is never too nice. The only time he really cares if it serves him well. His loyalties lie to people who have shown him loyalty to him over the years and to his bosses. But anyone under him is more or less expendable. Usually thinks highly of himself and his equal ranking peers.

Employee A: This kind of employee is usually loyal to the Boss and looks out for him or her. Employee A usually gets along with Boss A but can be known to get along with Boss B for a limited time. Eventually Boss B and employee A will end up splitting, though time varies from months to much much longer. While it is true Employee A and Boss A may split as well, working for Boss A would not be one of the reasons why they are splitting.

Employee B: This employee is usually loyal to himself. He'll look for better pay, better opportunities, etc. Usually a go getter. Employee B may produce good work, but will neither be loyal to Boss A or Boss B. He won't go out of his way to help out either of the bosses because he doesn't really care.

Now that I've described what kind of bosses and employees are out there. What is the point? Which one is better? Well, one may not be necessarily better than the other, but it helps to be aware of the types out there. Also one day work might get hairy and it might be nothing or it may be time to try something different. Hopefully this information will help put things in perspective.

Friday, June 15, 2007

NBA finals just went from bad to worse

I just watched the last game of the NBA finals and all I can say is that after 4 games, it was like watching the same thing over again 4 times. How boring is that? Very.

Incredulously, the cavs did nothing to change their gameplay the whole series. But credit the Spurs who's initial gameplan was very good. The cavs needed some major changes. The blame likes in the coach for not doing anything. I can't say Mike Brown was a moron the whole season, but he was for the majority of the playoffs.

If things aren't working, you don't have to know the solution right now, but better work on it and come up with it fast. Sometimes the solution will just pop up in a sort of fortuitous luck. But you need to be observant as things go on around you. I saw two things which I think the cavs could have capitalized on and won at least a few games:

1. Tim Duncan doesn't need to be double teamed if he can be singly defended well. Every time the cavs double team him (which was every game), TD will just pass out to the open man on the outside for an easy three pointer. TD won't win the game on his own. Let him get his shots and make sure the rest don't. The players that were winning the games were Tony Parker and Manu Ginnobli.

2. Lebron James to post up Bowen. Bowen can defend perimeter, but is horrible at post up defense. Lebron is bigger and can easily post him up. If they double team him, then pass it out much like what the spurs were doing.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Filing a missing football report

Has anyone seen my soccer ball?

It's grey with a black stripe across the middle and two red stripes at the outer ends. It also has two Nike swoosh symbols at both ends of the ball. If you have found him please leave a message at my chatbox or email me. It was last seen at Penang padang polo field rolling around.

There is a RM30 reward for the lost football.

Thank you.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The party night that wasn't

Yep, this weekend...supposed to be major partying...but just wasn't happening for our group. Another weekend in the future hopefully. I did go, but went with another group. The group had people from my old school....kinda wierd as they were quite a few years my junior. But ah's just partying and knows no age boundaries...or is that totally untrue?

This song is nice:

Keyshia cole and pdiddy -- last night

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Songs I'm listening to now

Not that my taste is so great or anything, but here are the latest songs i'm listening to. Give them a try if you haven't heard:

1. Ne-Yo -- Because of you

2. Hilary Duff -- With Love

3. Timberland, Justin T., Nelly F -- Give It To Me

4. Lumidee -- She's like the Wind

Most of them are quite famous except for 4. Most of the songs I listen to are RnB, all kinds: fast, dancy, and sappy. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

From out of nowhere .....

It's been about 5 months into the year. I've been impressed with a lot of movies. Pirates was decent, although not great, better than the second. They did a decent job of closing the trilogy.

But for me, the best movies weren't those big sequel blockbusters such as Pirates or Spiderman. Among the best so far was 300 because it was somewhat novel. The same old can get sometimes boring. That's why I found myself liking it despite some drab parts in the movie.

Every few years an incredibly funny movie comes around that has me rolling around in laughter. Think....Jim Carey movies. Now the most totally unexpected hilarious movie comes in the form of Blades of Glory. Oh I couldn't stop laughing the whole movie. Besides the poor story and some boring parts, the funny moments had me tearing up from laughing. I didn't know what to expect. In the end, I thought it was best movie for my ten bucks so far this year. I went in expecting decent laughs and got way more than I ever thought. I'd just like to add, totally off topic, that the girl in the movie is major cute... :)

Friday, May 25, 2007

When good food can really suck......

I recently ate at a place with very excellent food, a little place called Lemon Grass. The food is excellent and they have very unique dishes. Could easily be one of the best Thai places I've eaten at in Penang.

Wow the food was really good, but the next day I was suffering from dry throat. Simply put, MSG....Yep they use a lot of it. I would say lose the MSG because very few restaurants use it now a days, especially good ones. They don't need it. Two days later, I'm still still thirsting for more water. Next time I'll order without MSG and see how it goes.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

When an aching body feels good

After a few months of relative sports dormacy, it feels good to kick the football again. Yep, my body aches as expected. I lasted I think 10 min before i started to get winded. And that is without constant running, so I am totally out of shape. heh....Futsal rocks big time. Only problem is finding a group, but i'll be kicking it next weekend as well hopefully...

I guess one would prefer the original football(or soccer). But with Penang's lack of space, fields, logistics of assembling 20 people, futsal definitely has appeal. Also, a smaller field and less people means more people has a chance to get involved in the game. Traditional football or futsal?

Monday, May 14, 2007

Take a guess.....

Yep this is what I got for mother's day. What did u guys do?

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Humanetric's test.

Today, I took the humantric's test. Awesome way to waste time! heh.

Here's my score:

Your Type is
Strength of the preferences %

ESFJ type description by D.Keirsey
ESFJ type description by J. Butt

Career Choices for Your Type

Qualitative analysis of your type formula

You are:
  • slightly expressed extravert
  • slightly expressed sensing personality
  • moderately expressed feeling personality
  • slightly expressed judging personality

Accurately describes me no? haha. dunno if i'm an extravert, but I only got 1% so it's sort of borderline. I guess it is pretty accurate, but most of the scores are sort of just like slightly. So like no opinion. i go either way heh. Hmm...I'm not sure if my personality is very judgmental. But maybe I just keep my judgements inside. so beware =P.

More information about "my type". Not really accurate when applied to me imo. Well for me to be more social, it's more a function of my obligations that I would be more outgoing. Otherwise i'm unsociable....Isn't that just dandy hahah.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Stuff stuff and more stuff

Today, just random ramblings.

First off, It's raining a lot lately. Even though I couldn't be dryer, I've got this damp and soggy feeling. Haha....Rain does this eh? Such a mood-swinger and kill joy. Well besides that, a friend from my university came all the way from Bangladesh to visit. Well 3 hours isn't that far i guess, but it was good to reminisce. We all kicked it and just goofed around like old times. Ah, a flash back to the good old university days, but only the good haha.

Next, the second movie this year for me to be excited about:

The first was 300. Yep, Spider man 3 coming out real soon. Theaters are gonna be packed!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

DSLR is easy mode for photo newbies: battle of the chefs

Recently, I visited the Penang Battle of the Chefs convention. Excellent opportunity to get some practice shots on food. Truthfully, most of the items the cooks whipped up seemed like crap. Partly, this was because the day I went was the day the "apprentices" competed. I look at the photos today....OMG...they are freaking good. The dishes look so godamn good, a lot beter than I first thought. All I did was autofocus shoot with flash on. DSLR is easy mode for photo wtf?

This is supposed to be the twin towers....Not bad I think...

The photos really make the dishes look good although I didn't think highly of them....for instance, I was thinking what the heck do I do with that prawn... and the last photo, what do I do with that? There isn't much on the plate.

This is the roti making contest...this guy was doing a dance while making roti...OMG hahaha. It was freaking awesome the way this guy making roti...

I thought these lamb chops looked the frying pan....

I thought these dishes were interesting, though if they were served at a restaurant, I'd seriously consider asking for my money back as I would think they are freaking cheap for putting so little on the plate.

Winners from the day before

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Then came the light.......

For a hundred years ( almost 130 i think....) we've been depending on the invention above to light up life around us. Only recently though we've figured out using too many of these little things help cause our electricity bill to run sky high.

The EU recently wants to ban incandescent lightbulbs. Not to mention other countries such as australia are going to do the same.

Sounds great, but what of the other alternatives, namely the flourescent lamp and compact flourescent lamps. The problem these had were that the aesthetic (looks) that were not very appealing. Especially, those large lamps are cumbersome to change and hard to keep.

Even the smaller compact flourescent lamps, aren't all that good to look at. One might say it sticks out like a sore thumb. Imagine putting one of these things in your bed-side lamp.

I've seen the above model two models for a while, but recently light bulb manufacturers have gotten smart and came in with a new generation of compact light bulbs.

Holy cow! A good looking flourescent lamp. Who would have guessed. Looks almost good enough to eat..stick one of these on a sunday cone for april fools. These come in a similar lighting color as the inandescent ones. Furthermore they can fit in the housing of normal light bulbs as they are about the same size.

Also, they are available in Malaysia....

Our family's first good looking flourescent lightbulb :) These 8 watt thingys pump out as much light as 40 watt bulb. who would have thought? Furthermore they last 3 times as long. And the cost to power is 1/4. Only downside is that they are more expensive, but only 1 or 2 times more. The color is a bit different, but still quite nice. It's arguably warmer...

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The World Wide Waiiiiiiit

The broadband over the last week is
so damn SLOW makes me want to instantly switch to a new broadband service just to spite tmnet...wimax...other viable alternatives.....when?????

Sunday, March 18, 2007

How to be unpopular in any country

If you ever wanted to get in a fight or insult anybody in any country......ethnic slurs

Thursday, March 15, 2007

My perfect apartment....

NOT! It's impossible to have one. Not when there is renovation going on a few floors above you. Quick I need to borrow those things that airplane ground crew need.....

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Reading the Reader's Digest

Last night I was reading some pretty interesting stuff in the Reader's Digest. Surprising as I usually find things in Reader's Digest pretty boring. I can't put my finger on the exact reason, but when you've got to put in gimmicks in the book like "laughter is the best medicine" so people will get some funnies while reading, something is kind of wrong with the content. I'll just share some excerpts from this months edition that I found interesting.

Antioxidants in pill form don't work or actually may be harmful!

Apparently all those vitamin tablets that ring in billions of dollars in sales such as vitamin C, E and what not don't do anything to help the body and may even be harmful. Antioxidants are meant to neutralize something called free radicals which are produced in a body's chemical reaction. These radicals are linked to a lot of diseases like Alzheimer's, stroke, cancer, etc.

The funny thing is that the pills work fine in the test tube, but not in the human body. There is good news though! The good news is that natural antioxidants such as vegetables and fruits still work as advertised and effectively neutralize free radicals.

Mainly for the guys and girls who are trying to get pregnant and think guys are the problems.

Exercising regularly helps with sperm quality ....big surprise right? Although, apparently wearing tight pants when going to gym lowers testosterone count. I knew it!!! I mean it's just wrong for guys to wear tight pants to any sports....including speedos. There is a reasoning for that now.

Next...spending hours on a bicycle seat may cause impotence. That's it. I'm never gonna ride a bicycle again.

Of course, take all this information with a grain of salt.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Voices from the sounds of sirens? I think not....

Just finished watching the girls competition for american idol. The girls are really good , but the front runners aren't the sweet kind of sound that leave you thinking of sirens. Old fashioned belters seems to be in vogue this year. Unfortunately they aren't a whitney houston look-a-like, though they do sound just as nice as her. How shallow do I sound? hahah... this isn't american radio idol.

One major hottie is on american idol this year, Antonella Barba. She probably won't get cut even though her singing is sort of bad. After all tv viewers have eyes and surely would like to see more of her in the coming weeks. I guess she would have to sing just average to get far.

Alaina sort of looks like a hotter,younger mariah carey. What do you think? But like Antonella, the buck pretty much stops in the looks department.

Anyways, these days don't get much time to watch american idol. But maybe I would if I had the TV in my room......perish the thought.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

From the smoldering ashes.....

The blog recovers just like a rising fiery phoenix.....ok a little over dramatic. I found something that I wasn't sure was funny or it for yourself....=P

ladder theory