Friday, February 29, 2008 - View This

Go to this site and watch some interesting and insightful interviews with some of the interesting personalities, well...not all of them are politicians which is TOTALLY refreshing. However, still quite a few of the politicians were deluded to the fact that the mere instance they opened their mouth, it will get the audience/listeners laugh out loud or being insulted of their intelligence.

I recommend Azmi Sharom and Tricia Yeoh.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

KK City Tourism Treasure Hunt (Part 2)

I woke up at 530am in the morning and as a routine, went to washroom. Then, I got a message on my mobile and it's from Leslie, one of our team mate.
"very very bad stomachache since last night. Wanna go hospital. You pls continue without me."
What????? 4 brains left 3. How??? Anyway, I know it's really serious because a hunt freak like him won't make this kind of things up. So, half-heartedly I sent him a msg asking him to take care.
When we reached Nexus Karambunai, everybody asking where's Leslie? Whatever!!! We gotta call him afterwards. Hope he's in a condition good enough to join us later.
The hunt as usual started with some exercise/aerobic. But wait........... it started with the song "Colour of the Wind" by Vanessa Williams from Pocahontas!!!! I have nothing against the song but as an exercise tune???? Maybe it's just some warm-up cox it later changed to some heart-pounding beat. Ya......
It's the usual hunt affair but with more activities and games to spice up the challenges and hopefully attract some newbies. The questions and hunt report can be viewed in Corny's blog here. For us, this hunt is an achievement because we got the treasures right and confident with the answers. Unlike previous time, we are quite sure this time and it's a good thing. We know the weakness in treasure always kill us in the hunt. Usual affair ending in Karambunai and thankfully, the activities this time is better than last year's, in my personal opinion.

Shown above is the newspaper bits that left at the back of my shorts which I found while eating and waiting for the result. Well... it's a part of the cawat that I made to pose in one of the challenge. Errrmmm....the pic taken was not posted as it's obscene and not suitable for public use.

The wait is definitely agonizing. I mean it's torturing. The result was delayed due to some technical glitch of the laptop used and it made the wait even more torturing. Luckily with Leslie's chanting "makan, makan, makan......" we get to eat while the glitches were being rectified. Leslie's chant was not play-play one cox when someone in our table mentioned the light is quite dim, the lightness was increased after he proceed to chant, "lampu, lampu, lampu.....".

I save you the trouble of listening to me ranting about the agonizing wait but the wait turned out to be worthwhile as we got 3rd place!!!!!! RM2000 cash prize c/w other voucher and prizes totalling to RM7190. This is not the first time we hit the podium but it's definitely the biggest in terms of prize money.

1st and 2nd place winners are Grandmasters from KL.

Arrrggghhhhhh..... so near yet so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No air ticket for 3rd place!!!!!!!!!!

The ticket to Macau and Jogja literally flied away!!!!!!!!!!!!!

speaking of the tickets prize, I seriously think that it should be via KK instead of KL. this sentiment was shared by some other participants. or maybe DBKK thinks that the ticket will not be won by local participants??????

(the previous tickets before the changes were via KK to Seoul, Guangzhou and Manila respectively)

Here's Tilda for Li Siew Yung

Tilda Swinton is not your typical sweet-elegant actress. Dedicate this post to Li Siew Yung (you know who you are) who said "Maybe the judges were so scared of her that they give her the Best Supporting Actress" in the recent Oscar.
She was lambasted for wearing that.

Her scary look.

Pairing her with Ewan MacGregor is scary, Li Siew Yung said.

Her icy-turn in the Chronicles of Narnia as Ice Queen.

Having said that she's quite funny.

1. The other day, I was going through the airport security and I was searched by a male security guard. I'm very often referred to as "Sir" in elevators and such. I think it has to do with being this tall and not wearing much lipstick. I think people just can't imagine I'd be a woman if I look like this. she's funny.

2. There is something insane about a lack of doubt. Doubt, to me anyway, is what makes you human, and without doubt even the righteous lose their grip not only on reality but also on their humanity. she's brilliant.

3. True, there is all sorts of religious extremism all over the place, but the reason for this partly has to do with the fascist attitudes and language of absolutism coming from Washington. It's challenging for people outside of America that Bush was re-elected. It means we're all going to have to work a lot harder to understand what so many more Americans than we thought really want. It's an identity shift in our minds about America and maybe for many Americans as well she's an icon for anti-Bush

4. George Clooney, you know, the seriousness and the dedication to your art, seeing you climb into that rubber batsuit from `Batman & Robin' — the one with the nipples, every morning under your costume, on the set, off the set, hanging upside-down at lunch — you rock man again, she's funny

Well, I dun have any comment on her clothes on the Oscar night but couldn't imagine if she's suddenly polished and elegantly-produced. It's just like Bjork will not be the Bjork we know if she disssed the famous swan-dress right???

Way to go Tilda !!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Oreo Sundae

Hmm.... I know, it's just normal ice-cream. Not the fancy gelato or some foreign language term of it. But that's not important. What it made you remember is more important.
I'm not telling what brand as I was not paid any commission for doing so haha... but bet you guys know which one it is.

Say What?

Reminded. Thought Of. Missed.
(the wrist band is in the goodie-bag for the Treasure Hunt)

那些日子 - Those Days

A big plus point of watching singing reality show is that sometimes you get to hear some hidden-unfound songs previously tucked in the "other" CDs or sneaked in between the song list being ignored in light of the other "karaoke" worthy tunes. And the participant above is one of those who's good in song selection, good not only good song selected but he can carry them!!!

To listen to the original rendition by 陶晶莹, click here . If you have time, search for her another tune in the same album, 鸟语花香 called 年纪大了一点. A very jazzy tune and she nailed it. Enjoy!!!

KK City Tourism Treasure Hunt

Yup, the hunt is on! After so much anticipations!!!

Getting the cafeine kick as early as 7am on a Sunday morning!!!!

Me and Teo

Me and Frederick. Where's Leslie? He had a stomachache and only joined us later part of the hunt. We were so worried having one brain less, and that's an important brain to lose actually.

Getting inside the car ready for the flag-off.

DBKK 2nd Man flagging off. (Correct me if I'm wrong)

more to come.... pics above courtesy of my team mate, Teo.

just some sneak preview......

Let's Go Sha-La-La

Got this from Zewt in London from his blog As Zewt As It Gets

80th Academy Awards

My picks:

No Country for Old Men (correct)
Julian Schnable (the Coen brothers got it for No Country for Old Men)
Daniel Day-Lewis (yes - The Best Actor)
Julie Christie ('s Marion Cotillard for La Vie En Rose)
Javier Bardem (yes - The Best Supporting Actor)
Cate Blanchett (Tilda edged the faves)
Juno (Original) (yes - who dun like 2nd chance stories? waitress and exotic dancer? complete)
Atonement (Adapted) (Coen for No Country for Old Men)

Some of my favourite quotes : UPDATED
4. "Democrats have an historic race going. Hillary Clinton vs. Barack Obama. Normally when you see a black man or woman president, an asteroid is about to hit the Statue of Liberty." - Jon Stewart, host

5. "There is a great variety in the nominated films this year. Even 'Norbit,' got a nomination, which I think is great. Too often the Academy ignores movies that aren't good." - Jon Stewart, host

6. "Tonight we look beyond the dark days and focus on happier fare. This year's slate of Oscar-nominated psychopathic killer movies. Does this town need a hug? What happened? 'No Country For Old Men,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'There Will Be Blood.' All I can say is thank God for teen pregnancy." - Jon Stewart, host

1. "George Clooney, you know, the seriousness and the dedication to your art, seeing you climb into that rubber batsuit from `Batman & Robin' — the one with the nipples, every morning under your costume, on the set, off the set, hanging upside-down at lunch — you rock man." — Tilda Swinton, thanking "Michael Clayton" co-star George Clooney after winning best supporting actress trophy.

2. "The fight is over. So tonight, welcome to the makeup sex." — Jon Stewart, on the post-strike Oscars.

3. Something on feel-good movie which Hilary Clinton loves - "Julie Christie was absolutely amazing in 'Away From Her.' Brilliant movie. It was a moving story of a woman who forgets her own husband. Hillary Clinton called it the 'feel good movie of the year.' " - Jon Stewart, host

Sunday, February 24, 2008

You Do The Math

Recent brohuhaa about the election in Sabah especially the LDP.

Before Election :
VK Liew : A lawyer who took over as LDP President from Tan Sri Chong Kah Keat. Non-MP, non-assemblyman
YB Liew Yun Fah : Merotai state assemblyman and state Youth and Sports Minister.
Fong Vun Fui : LDP Central Youth Deputy Chief, based in Sandakan, always visible in local papers in municipal issues such as drainage, road and passport and IC application issues


After Nomination :
VK Liew : Running as LDP sole allocated Parliament seat (Sandakan)
YB Liew Yun Fah : Dropped from the list, both Parliament and state
Fong Yun Fui : Stands as independent candidate

My Take?
LDP has ONLY ONE Full Minister allocation in Sabah BN government. Being the minister will strengthen one's grip on power as the state level support is vital for parties with the capacity like LDP. To add more salt, the consolation as parties with the capacity of LDP has limited influence in Parliament.

Look at Koh Tsu Koon in Penang. He moved to Federal for the minister post but have to make sure his state (Penang) in good hands, i.e. his man.

Is it greed or survival strategy? YOU DO THE MATHS!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bloopers II - 东姑 or 冬菇 ? Tunku or Mushroom

东姑 or 冬菇 ? The former is actually the Chinese translation of Tunku while the latter is translated as mushroom. Initially when I saw the Chinese writing, I was telling myself hmm... maybe some word play / gimmick (you know.... like some folks in Serdang are used to 叶子媚大包 etc...) but it turned out to be mushroom. So, it's supposed to be 冬菇. Hope the owner of 美心 in City Mall, KK take note of this. And wish your shop 生意兴隆

Friday, February 22, 2008

2008 KK CIty Tourism Treasure Hunt Feb 24 2008

Yes, the hunt is ON!!!!!!!!!
The only grouses I have is that the top prize now is WITHOUT the air travel ticket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How can this happen?????????????????

Malaysia MATTA Fair 2008

Yearning for a holiday.... You wanna go somewhere with me?

Uncle Bernard is BRILLIANT !!!!!!!!!!!!

Look at Uncle Bernard's latest post on the two ex-MBs who were not nominated and the reason why.... here

Play Cooking in CNY

Didn't manage to take photo during the reunion dinner. Above was the 7th day "Human Day" where I had a steam-boat instead of the typical "lou-sang".
My so-called spaghetti cooked for lunch on one particular day.

This one is dinner...dun worry, not the same day. It's actually alfredo hahaha....

Hmmm...... notice the bacon there? YUMMY!!!!

The aftermath.....

What's this? So tired until I fell down to the floor and tat's the curtain for my main door.

The Circus is in the Town

Well.... the flip-flop PM decided that he has to have some stupid idiot MP on his side; maybe he will need them to spice up the things in the August House and grab the media attention when he himself made some silly statement or remarks or some scandalous revealations came up and diverting the attention.

Hence the "bocor" MP is retained in his constituency. The circus is not complete without its main clown. Oh, what the heck, even describing him as a clown is an insult to the decent people who make a living acting as a clown in circus.

Ohm-No? NO - TAK NAK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Chap Goh Meh

The CNY celebration is over. However, my prayer goes to other things that continue.
It is not a long period of time but I would like to be more years, months, days, hours, mins and seconds to come.

Close-One-Eye is OUT!!!! OK, hope more to come

Close-One-Eye MP had been dropped and it's a relieve that Ohm-NO still has some clear mind making this decision. With that, I officially announce the inductee of my Hall of Shame MP to be thrown deep inside the fridge and never to make any come-back of any sort unlike the ex-MBs who said he can't read English when bringing in illegal amount of cash in to Australia and another one who has a court battle of sexual tyrants.

Now, I'm anxious about Sabah's line-up cox my fave Hall of Shame MP's seat is in the hang. Hope he will be dropped as well, like his gd fren Close-One-Eye here.

Good News from Uncle Bernard

Looks like most of my inductees for the Hall of Shame for Politicians were rightfully and deservingly honored with the end of their political career.

Please visit Uncle Bernard's blog.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Consititution (Perlembagaan) - How Many Times It Was Amended

During some "blow-water" (in Cantonese) session with some of my friends, someone mentioned about the number of times the vital document of our nation had been amended by those "so-called" public-elected "servants" in the Parliament but no one have any exact figures.

Saw this statement in Haris's People's Parliament blog and was surprised, shell-shocked indeed.

* The Malaysian Constitution has been amended some 690 times (50 years of nationhood). The USA has been in existence for more than 200 years and their constitution was only amended 27 times.

for example, just few months ago, the Constitution is amended for matters as trivial as extending the term of office of the Elections Commission officers.

Just wonder if someone had a list of all the amendments done all these years????

That's why it's important the the August house is NOT being dominated with a group of MPs without any right/guts to speak their mind but to blindly follow the "collective consensus" dictated by the biggest stakeholder Ohm-no.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Happy Star Had Fallen

For someone who grew up with the staple diet of HK TVB drama series and also TV programs, it's impossible to not knowing this happy-go-lucky celebrity known for her consistent hairstyle wig and her signature spectacle frame. Lydia Shum 沈殿霞.

She's the face of the TVB's signature program EYT (Entertain Yourself Tonight) which was the cradle of so many great talents that emerged from the idiot box and some ventured out to the bigger screen and became a household name. She's known for her infectious laugh which never fail to deliver warmth and happiness to the audiences. In every big shows that TVB hosted, either their annual celebration, or the fund-raising programs such as "Dong Wa" etc, she was always in the fixed line-up of the emcees to host the shows together with other divas such as Dodo Cheng and Lisa Wang.

Also not forgetting her movies. A major series that I remember was the "Fu Guai" series. In the movie, I think it started with her family won the million-dollar lottery and all died in an accident and the funny stories happened from there.

In the later days, she was filming a series in Spore in English as well.

Takziah to family of Lydia Shum 沈殿霞 's family. May she rest in peace.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

It's On The Wall

You know it's on the wall when even the BN-owned MSM (mainstream media) editor wrote this in his column.

Datuk Wong Chun Wai said this in his weekly column in The Star, Keep Politics Fresh and Young on Feb 17, 2007.

Some have been reluctant to announce their readiness to make way for younger candidates, hoping against hope that they would still be given another shot. (, how to term old?)

A few seem to imply they are indispensable and that they will only be able to retain the seats for the Barisan Nasional, using anti-establishment sentiments as their argument.

Worse, he cannot interfere in the running of component parties, where some of their party chiefs, in their 70s, put their names on their lists. And they themselves cannot hear the loud voices from the people that they should go. (who else is party chiefs in their 70's???
Shockingly and hypocritically, they talk about bringing in “new blood” and of their “unfinished work”. Of course, it is always for the country and the people. Haven’t we heard that before?

In his previous post, Time To Drop the Jesters

There is no reason why the likes of Port Klang assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Deros, Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) and Datuk Mohd Said Yusuf (BN-Jasin) should still be retained.

I will really bersyukur when all these 3 together with Datuk Badruddin Amiruldin (BN-Jerai), Syed Hood Syed Edros (BN-Parit Sulong) and Datuk Mohd Aziz (BN-Sri Gading) DISAPPEAR FROM THE MALAYSIAN POLITICAL SCENARIO!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Bloopers I - What's In A Name?

Well... what's in a nmae you may ask? Those who know Chinese definitely will laugh now. The first two word 江门 in Cantonese has the same pronounciation as 肛门 which means asshole. 排 is excrete and 粉 is flour. So in the end it means asshole excreting flour and it's actually MEE-HOON!!!!!!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Simplicity Rules - Juno

I admit it. I like quirky little movies which are simple and nice. Throw in a little heart-warming in some quirky little plot and reasonable amount of humour, that works for me. Just like last year's Little Miss Sunshine (you can read my afterview here), Juno is this year's (or rather 2007's) equivalent. And just like LMS, it was also nominated for 4 Oscars. LMS took home original screenplay and supporting actor (Alan Arkin) and lost out in Best Movie and Best Supporting Actress (an adorable performance by Abigail Breslin). Juno was nominated for Best Actress (Ellen Page - she's natural and a joy to watch), Original Screenplay, Best Movie and also Director.
The screenplay was written by Diablo Cody. Some trivial about her? She's a stripper with the blessing of her husband, whom she knew from internet. Lessons learned? You can find love in internet and 行行出状元 (every field has its scholars).

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Correct correct correct.................

It's nomination on Feb 24 and the election day on March 8.

So, be wise and choose what you believe, or who you believe. What the heck?

P/S : To all you eligible "voter" who has not register yet, please do so though you can only get to exercise your right in the next election.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Love Is In The Air

Love the effect of the photo taken above. It's the old style wedding photo. Notice the backdrop and color management. Nice.
both the Chinese 七夕情人节 and the Western Valentine's Day

I would like to say I do not know the couple in the photo. It's very likely to be from HK which I extracted from some HK blogs I read but forgot which one was it. So, if you are reading this, the couple in the photo above, and wish me take it down, please email me.

No Lie? Right in Front of Our Eyes

It's official. The Parliament was dissolved. Erection (as Zam said) will be soon. Our flip-flop PM announced the Parliament dissolved today despite saying "No, not tomorrow" when asked by reporters yesterday, Feb 12. See... it's a giant flip-flop flipflopping in front of our eyes!!!!

Anita Mui - This Night

This is what I call performance!!!! Miss Anita.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Simplify Your Life

Stumbled upon this little piece of article in the fitness centre where I work out; 18 Ways to Simplify Your Life

1. Think and Write Down What Really Matters to You (Hm....anyone of you do this?)
2. Have Short and Long Term Goals (OK...tis starts to sounds like self-help stuff)
3. Use Online Banking (Yes. I'm that simple)
4. Make Time for Yourself (What if I have too much time for myself?)
5. Carry No More Than 2 Credit Cards (now this is very much financially-related.)
6. Identify Your Bad Habits (I've come with terms with this; live with it...nope.... it's them)
7. Stop Being A Perfectionist (Never a perfectionist...self-proclaimed)
8. Don't D Other People's Work. Give Up The "Hero" Mentality (Never ever a hero)
9. Hire Someone for Chores You're Not Fond Of (this is so unrealistic cox I dun have that much money to do so)
10.Cut Back On Television Time (This contradicts with #4 above)
11.Clean Out Your Office and Home (OK....I got it, it's a mess right?)
12.Stop Spending Time With Whiners (hmm...sometimes it made me feel better knowing others having worse life than me. Am I bad?)
13.Plan Time for Annual Vacations (What if I'm planning but no money and person to ggo vacation with?)
14.Carry A Smaller Wallet/Purse (If I hav high credit limit of my plastic)
15.Live Close To Your Work Place (I win this hands down)
16.Learn To Say No (learning now.....)
17.Cut Back On Children's Planned Activities (dun understand this....)
18.Track Your Expenses (gosh....this made me realise how poor I am)

How about you?

Monday, February 11, 2008

Post CNY/Holiday Syndrome

Well, it strikes again. The post holiday syndrome. The dreadful first working day after a long break. But thank god it's a Monday, a very special day. Have a productive week ahead. The celebration isn't over, anyway haha...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Look at The Positive Side

I remember someone very dear to me mentioned to me that I should look at things from the bright and positive side. I am doing that now, not only thinking positive but also channelling the positive energy into the right attitude.

Stevie Wonder - Positivity (feat. Aisha Morris)
Some people ask me why always on the bright side
When there's so much going on down the other side
It's like I live in a bubble with no trouble
And problems don't exist
I chuckle and tell them that ain't the case at all
It goes way back to the time when I was very small
Not in mind but size and age my papa use to say
You can always look at the negative
But you should always live in the positive
So I try everyday to live that way
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Some people live in what was and what they could have been
As opposed to living in a what is and how much they can
And be the first to complain about nothing in life going their way
The attitude is "that I can't do nothing 'bout"
And very happy with just breathing in and out
The ones that when you say "lets go make a difference"
They'll say "naw that's OK"
So I don't waste time on the trip side
'Cause I do know the real on the flipside
And I'm crystal clear everyday that's why I say, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
When I see the morningAnd the sun is smiling down upon me
I joy in the blessing
That still the ground is not above me
And for the people
That I can truly say do love me, I feel
Positivity, 'cause that's what life's meant to be
Positivity, 'cause this day did not have to be
Some ask me why I'm such an optimist
When it's more fashionable be a pessimist
From what's in seventy-five percent of what we read, hear and view
Well I use to have a friend named Minnie Riperton
Who use to always say when she was living
"Like fine wine I like seeing the glass of life as half full than half empty"
I'm saying sometimes life can't be rough
But never to the point of me saying I've had enough
Long as my heart beats I ain't giving up
That's why I say everyday
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
When people ask me as an African American
What do I see for tomorrow in the human plan?
Is it possible for all the people of the world to co-exist?
I say unity is only as big as our vision
And if its narrow, try to expand beyond the horizon
But true leaders must guide us through the ills of society
That stands in our way
So if the road is to harmony, be with the call
But if its about discord, don't take the ride at all
'Cause the world vision I see is the one-we for everybody
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
When I see the morning
And the sun is smiling down upon me
Just joy in the blessing
That still the ground is not above me
And for the people
That you can truly say do love you, do feel
Positivity, 'cause that's what life's meant to be
Positivity, and that's the energy the world needs
Positivity, 'cause that's what life means to me
Positivity, 'cause this day did not have to be
Positivity, 'cause that's what life's meant to be
Positivity, 'cause that's the energy the world needs
Positivity, 'cause that's what life's meant to be
Positivity, and this day did not have to be
Positivity, 'cause that's what life means to me
Positivity, and that's the energy the world needs
Positivity, 'cause that's what life's meant to be
Positivity, and that's the energy the world needs

Saturday, February 09, 2008

We Have Been Friends Together

We Have Been Friends Together - Caroline Norton
We have been friends together
In sunshine and in shade,
Since first beneath the chestnut trees,
In infancy we played.
But coldness dwells within thy heart,
A cloud is on thy brow;
We have been friends together,
Shall a light word part us now?
We have been gay together;
We have laughed at little jests;
For the fount of hope was gushing
Warm and joyous in our breasts,
But laughter now hath fled thy lip,
And sullen glooms thy brow;
We have been gay together,
Shall a light word part us now?
We have been sad together;
We have wept with bitter tears
O'er the grass-grown graves where slumbered
The hopes of early years.
The voices which are silent there
Would bid thee clear thy brow;
We have been sad together.
Oh, what shall part us now?
Wish you all have an enjoyable reunion gathering U6 La Sallians 1998.
The same goes to you too, B.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Happy + Likable

It's more likable when one is happy. And I want to be both happy and likable.
And no one likes a grumpy old man. Well, though I can avoid grumpy but the old thing is something I can't run away from. What I can do is running away with a smile plastered on my face. Hm...just trying to imagine myself doing that. :)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Happy CNY

Happy CNY. May your celebration is filled with health and happiness, with love and joy being with your family, loved ones and friends.
Happy Chinese New Year B.