Thursday, November 19, 2009

Eggy in a Basket

Remember the movie V for vendetta?

Remember when V cooked breakfast for Evey one morning and it was called "eggy in a basket"

It looked so good I juat had to try it out for myself.

What you need:

1) Piece of bread

2) Glass to to cut out the bread

3) Butter

4) Egg

5) Frying pan

And.. viola!!!!... my eggy in the basket!!!

Art in a fart...

Now I'm sure you guys normally see this kind of art when you visit the good old neighbourhood public toilet.

What the heck is that!??!!! It doesn't even look like anything erotic let alone offensive hahaha

But what puzzles me the most is that :

1) What do these artists look like? are they scruffy looking like a mad man or well dressed liked a C.E.O of a company

2) Is this some kind of hobby or fetish??

3) Its amazing how conveniently these so called "artists" always carry a pen or marker in thier pockets. (as if the were prepared with carrying the marker with the soul purpose of drawing in toilets)

4) Do these people wake up in the morning and say to themselves.."hmmm...I think i'll draw at the next SHELL station on my way to work today)

Although some of the chit chat and drawing are sometimes amusing, I pity the guy who has to wash it all off. (he must be swearing some knarly words hahaha)

Friday, November 13, 2009

I couldn't resist, from the first time I touched...

...the iPhone!!!

Well well well it looks like I have finally sucumbed to the irresistable charm of the iphone. for those that know me well I have been an anti iphone for the longest of time since the first generation. I was a Pocket PC man and then s symbian man.

what makes me steer away from the iphone before? well it was fully touchscreen, hard to sms, it did not have many 3rd party applications, it had no memory card slot and the battery was not user replacable.

fast forward into the future, the iphone is now in its 3rd generation the 3GS but it costs a an arm and a leg to own one. (maybe even a liver)

after actually using one I was blown away by its touchscreen simplicity and of course the "safari" web browser!!! so far after trying many windows mobile phones and iphone wannabies. No other phone can match the silky smooth feeling of the iphone.

Browsing the internet was seamless almost effortless and the contents look EXACTLY like you would see on your desktop. even youtube videos play directly from the browser.

What makes living with the iphone okay?

- the iphone (jailbroken of course) now have most of my favourite applications and games from the PPC era
- no memory card but the built in 16GB is still more than my nokias 8GB microSD card
- Surfing the web at cafes without bringing a lappy is absolute bliss
- plus I have a secondary nokia E51 for SMSes.

this is one phone that I am having difficulty in parting with.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Singles are nearing extinction...

It has come for that time of the year again..where one of my friends is going to tie the knot.

Just like all good things, there are traditions that must be carried out before the joyous event.


Now before I go raving the "PARTY" by normal standards its not as huge as other he party here is actually very mellow by most standards and NO we did not hire a stripper... heck from where we come from we dont even know how to find one haha.

The friend that we are celebrating here is our dear pal Naza and he is due to be hitched in a months time.

It was actually a poorly planned last minute party and we only managed to gather a few dudes and tok Bobs car and went on to kidnap Naza.

1st we went bowling. Although everyone played quite badly, we had some interesting company at the next lane, two fine looking girls in which the single men of the group didn't take advantage of.

Then we watched a movie titled "Jennifers Body" which was actually a horror teen flick with quite a nice rock soundtrack. Surprisingly megan fox was better in this than in Transformers ROTF. I guess Michael Bay is to blame for this.

after the movie we headed off to the karaoke (how do I spell this?) lounge and sang like drunken japanese men until 3:30 am. It was fun listening to Naza singing out of tempo hahaha, even two simple words like "ding, ding" were out of place hahahaha

After all that we all headed back to KOta Damansara and stopping by a mamak to have some sobering supper.

By the time I got back home the time was almost 5am... I got as much sleep as I could before waking up again at 7.30 to bring Reyza for a morning Swim...just like Abah Promised he would..phewww

So after Naza get married next month the species of single dudes a getting less...(no pressure guys)

Welcome to the club naza...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Airshow at the office

For as long as I could remember, I have always loved airplanes. To be more specific, I really love the jet fighters. Ever since I saw "Top Gun" when I was only 7 years old. I have imagined myself being "Maverick" a thousand times with the song "Daner Zone" in the back ground piloting my F-14 Tomcat and screaming through the skies at 20 thousand feet.
well... fast forward to 20 years later and well I am not a fighter pilot, :( but... I have worked hard to come as close as possible to these magnificent flying machines. I studied Aerospace Engineering and worked in various aviation companies both civil and military and now... one of the perks of being in the aviation industry is I get front row seats to airshows like these baby..
I present to you... the "Thunderbirds" 6 all american F-16 Fighting Falcon Jets...

Is that a shockwave?
Inverted flight

Although the Thunderbirds were quite impressive, I have to take my hat off to our very own Royal Malaysian Airforce's Sukhoi fighter pilot with its amazing manouverability and agility. The shear sound of its mighty engines roaring loudly would strike fear in any enemy or foe.

The Solitairy Sukhoi Steals the show

Awesome design for enhanced aerobatics
The show was great but too bad on the day itself it was raining (cloudy grey pictures). The previous day practice run had better skies. I took refuge under a wing of a Fokker 50 ( I didnt want my precious camera to get wet hehe..) Rain or shine there were still many who braved the weather to catch a glimpse of the show.

Cheers and shouts from the boys at METC

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Taking it to the next level part 3 (final)

Pheww... I know its been a verryy loonnggg time since I haven't updated this continuation of a story... (I know what you are thinking, I should'nt even be blogging :P)

Here goes :

After obtaining my prized cam, the time was... around 6:30 pm. I had around 3 hours left till my flight at 10:30pm later tonight.

I wanted to check out sim lim square but then I thought I'd pay a visit to one of my uncle's here in Singapore. His house was actually quite far, all the way at Harbour Front. It took me around 45 mins by MRT plus a 1.5 Km hike from the station. When I finally got there I was greeted by my Aunt (Mak Su) and chatted with her father (jolly old chap). Had a small dinner and chatted some more until my uncle finally came back.

On heading of back to the airport I was told that a cab would be the fastest way back to Changi Airport but unfortunately there wasn't a cab in sight. I was getting a little worried as I cant use the MRT now that its too late. Decided to go back to the mall and get a cab from there...and OH MY GOD!!! the Que was like a mile long!!!

having no other choice, (or no other options given to me) I had to take the MRT back to changi....
and... you guessed it I was late by 15mins!!! I missed the check-in Time but did not miss the flight though. The grumpy Air Asia lady refused to let me check in even though I had no check-in luggage and the freaking Plane was still on the ground not due to take off for another 45 mins.

What a predicament!!!! I've really put myself in deep shit this time... I am in a foreign country, with very little cash left, I missed my plane and tomorrow I have to go to work ealry in the morning, I dont have enough cash to buy another ticket even If I did the nxt flight is at 10am tomorrow morning..ARRGHHHH!!!!

Hmmm what are my options....I had to get back. And then... god gave me an angel...her name was Ester... she was in a tourist help desk booth. I approached her and told her my story and she out of her way and making calls for me. She told me that The night Train has left. Then after browsing through her computer screen she found a way out. there is a midnight Bus service!!!! Thank God and Thank You Ester!!! She gave me the details and I took a cab the bus station.

since the bus leaves at midnight I had ample time to get there. Bought the bus tickets, and was on my way home...

5 Hours Bus ride later, I arrived at Pudu Raya Bus Station in KL. It was quite a sight to be in the middle of KL at 5:45am kinda scary with all kinds of people scurrying about and even a few homeless drifters sleeping on the roadsides and by the pavement. I wished I took a picture but was too tired.

My dearest wifey came to pick me up. headed home. slept for like 1 hour and then was back up again to go for work.

This has truly been one of my wildest COD adventures. I think I'll do it again sometime...only next time no more Mr. Nice Guy.... :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Taking it to the next level...part 2

Well today is the big day, and I am now driving 130km/h heading towards the "Pasar Borong" airport or what they call LCCT (low cost carrier terminal)

What did I bring with me on this quest for my portrait DSLR Body?

* Pasport and tickets
* Handphone
* My second handphone (just incase for emergencies)
* My sony P&S camera (for the blog)
* my portrait lense Nikkor 50mm AF 1.4D (superb lens)
* An empty Camera bag (to put the camera after I have bought it)

and most importantly...My 3M industrial grade dust mask and dettol hand sanitizer (a suggestion by wifey becuse of the growing number of fatalities of the H1N1 Flu pandemic)

Reached the LCCT, Parked my car, put on me mask, and rushed to the check-in counter. While waiting to board the plane I noticed only a handful of passengers were wearing a mask...oh well.

It was a different felling travelling all alone, not having anyone to chat with beside me (wearing a mask doesnt help a conversation) and I had to fill in the immigration forms all by myself. We touched down at Changi and even though changi also had a terminal for lowcost carriers it was miles better than the LCCT and it was interconnected with aerotrains, international flight terminals and the MRT.

Me with mask at fabulous changi

Everything is easy travelling in singapore, from changi I followed signboards and hopped on an MRT train and went straight to the agreed place to do the "transaction" The MRT cars were really long and throughout the train ride I was entertained with videos of Phua Chu Kang teaching singaporeans not to be "Kiasu" when boarding the train. "wait for others to exit"he would sing in a RAP style song.

I arrived at "Seng Kang" LRT station which is connected to "compass point"shopping mall, called the guy up and met him at Burger King. At First I was supposed to meet him at MOS burger, If you havent tried MOS burgers they are really excellent tiny mouth watering burgers (kinda like krabby patties in Spongebob Squarepants) Once there was an outlet at KLCC but no more. I was getting excited to dig my mouth into one but was let down when the cashier mentioned that it was not certified halal :(

Just like any other COD, I met Mr. Gary (the seller) and was a really nice guy and was really surprised that I actually came all the way from KL on a plane :O . He kept his Fuji S3 Pro in really good condition (its more than 3 years old mind you) with the box and every accessories. he gave me some freebies like a kingston CF Card and some long lasting Sony Rechargables :D. Tested the camera out and happy with the item I paid him and saved RM300 buckes compared to getting from another guy locally.

And now... to make my way back home...I still had another 4 hours to

to be continued....

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Taking it to the next level...part 1

For some of my friends they know that one of my hobbies is "C.O.D." or Cash On Delivery. Which is the method that I use to purchase my many gadgets and item from the world wide web. Now usually I just buy from people who are usually near my area (KL or Selangor) The furthest that I went previously was a 100km drive down to seremban to get my Nokia E71 (a guy who used it for 10 days decides to sell it off at 40% off...why not???)

This time I have set my eyes for something bigger, a Pro body Digital SLR camera... the Fujifilm S3 Pro. Why is this camera a must have for me?

1) Its one of the best cameras for people pictures e.g. weddings
2) This camera has one of the best dynamic range
3) Really pleasing skin tones
4) Fuji Super HAD CCD sensor combined with my array of Nikon lenses
5) One of the few DSLRs to use standard AA batteries (great for travel)
6) Built in vertical grip for comfortable portrait shots

its looks like this

So whats the catch?this baby is no longer available in stores and searching online...I only found 3 people who are using it. One guy from KL who says "i'll never sell this baby", one guy in Sabah who is very uncertain of keeping or selling it. And one wedding photograper who uses this as his spare body who is selling it off!! Yayyyy!!!

But.... this chap stays in singapore...all the way down under 500km away from KL. So wife, the darling that she is, checked out the low cost airlines and a return ticket only costs RM 150?? I thought hell yeah!!!

So the plan is that I would take this flight (50 mins) Meet the guy, have lunch do a little shopping and then BOOM!!! be back in KL by night...

stay tuned for part 2....

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

All hail Megatron!!! Leader of the Decepticons...

In conjuction with the new premier of Transformers : Revenge of the fallen, I thought I'd post some pictures of my classic gen1 transformers.

I know everyone wanted to be just like optimus, but for me I've always found the decepticons wayyy cooler..just like how the dark side is more tempting. I even like the decepticon logo better.

Megatron is really charismatic and influential leader, its ashame that he is surrounded by idiots like starscream and rumble for minions...

anways,,, all hail megatron!!!

"Autobots, prepare for your doom..."
left to right : Soundwave, Megatron, StarscreamScourge, Starscream, Blitzwing, Astrotrain, Soundwave transformed
"I will rip out your optics... prime!!!.."

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Time and time again....

"Wul Us" The holy Quran says that man will always be on the losing side when it comes to time...

Even though I dont have enough time do all the things I wish I could do in a day, I do have quite a collection of time pieces...although having more watches will not allow more hours in a day, it does bring some sort of satisfaction when one buys a new watch.

Some people think that you must get a watch from a watch maker... so a good watch (to them)must be :
1) The most expensive thing that you wear..If the watch is expensive then "must" be goooodd
2) Must be made by a so called "watchmaker" (although most of them dont even know how to pronounce the brand.. :P)
3) Japan made watches are not real watches....

These people are FOOLS!!!! Brand conscious or shall I say brand slaves... and just follow what others think are nice.

These are the people

1) that think that rolex watches are "the" must have
2) often get duped into buying counterfeits
3) think that "quartz" is a watchmaker or brand :D :lol:
4) pronounce watch names like tissot as tissot and not "tissoe"

Why do I call them fools??? they spend tens of thousands for something that only tells you the time... I mean WTF?? You can get a casio that tells you the time, date, countdown timer, stopwatch, current temperature, the list of features go thats.. value!!!

So maybe casio's dont quite have a good design... then by all means get one that is most pleasing to your eyes... but it doesnt have to cost you a heart bypass operation!!!???

So I guess its true.. a fool and his money ARE soon PARTED...

btw...Gold watches are soooo yesterday... whats the IN thing now?

......matte or dark steel....

btw... this the current wtach that I was wearing at the time of writing..

Monday, April 27, 2009

Waves of red and yellow...

Wow.. it has been two years since the last time I went to watch a football match at the stadium. for those that have never been to a match, I can tell you that there is no other feeling like it. The cheers and jeers, funny comments, the watered down drinks, the roar of the crowd when your team scores a GOOOALLLLLLL!!!!!!!! aahhhhhhh.

The match I went to was an F.A. Cup final between Selangor(my team in red & yellow) and Kelantan (just red...). the turn up was a full capacity crowd of 85000!!!!! kelantan fans easily reaching 45000.

The matchwas actually quite boring with both side equally canceling each other out. the ended 0-0 at full time. 1-1 in overtime and then Selangor won on penalties 4-1. Me and my coz decided to head back early to avoid clashes among the many angry Kelantan fans...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Round up of MARCH 2009

Alert!!! This a round up post!!! Looks like I have been to busy (or too lazy) to update my blog...ZZZzzz. Heck I shouldn't even have a blog coz as far as I can remember...all my attempts at writing anything kind of diari or journal has failed.

Good news in March 2009

1) All my students of Batch 2008 trainees have all passed their Physics examinations!!! I'm quite proud of this coz ever since I held the helm in 2008 I have maintained a 100% passing rate. Previous batches 2006 and 2007 have all had 8-10% failures.

2) My son is now taller and has started to crawl and learn stuffs that I teach him :D More on this at :

3) Liverpool Thrashed Manchester United 4-1!!!! Thats FOUR FU*King ONE!!! and... it gets better... We won the game at OLD TRAFFORD!!! you heard me... OLD Fu*King TRAFFORD!!! hahaha. As far as I'm concerned League title be damned, I'm happy with this already...

4) I finally did my E-filing...senang...cepat dan mudah!!!! hahaha

Thats all for now

hopefully I'll write better, more specific updates in the future...


Thursday, February 12, 2009

GPS saves the day... just like a TV commercial

GPS or Global Positioning System is actually an old technology used by US military forces. Now made for public more and more mobile phones comes with a GPS chip built in.

When GPS was first intergrated into phones I thought BAHH!!! and dismissed it thinking that integrated devices were unstable and that I wasn't going to any foreign places anytime soon and I know how to get around KL,PJ. Worse comes to worst I'll just rely on the road signs.

Not until recently I purchased a Nokia E71. Bought it for its long battery life and internet connectivity options with WiFi. Although I did not buy it for its built in GPS I thought I'd give it a go since the feature is already there (why not, its free anyway)

The commercial begins,

As the "Dad" I was given the task of purchasing a baby gate so that mum could cook delicious morsels of food for dad without junior coming in the kitchen and opening the fridge and other cupboards.

The shop location...

The shop was located in "no mans land" to me coz I have never been or even heard of the area. Sumwhere in Kuchai Lama, in Taman Bandaraya on a street called jalan lazat 1. Jalan what?!?!! I thought.. never mind, time to give my E71 and the Garmin GPS a go.

Got out of the house, started the car and switched on the GPS on my E71. It took around 2 mins to get a satellite link up (not bad since I disabled A-GPS). keyed in Jalan Lazat in the address section....and violaaaa it found it in the database and it said "ready to navigate"

Upon clicking "GO" a womans voice came out "drive, 4.4 kilometers then take exit left" I said okay.... and went off.

I guess this is the point in history where humans start listening and taking orders from the machines that he created. Not quite AI matrix or terminator stuff but I guess we are heading that way...

The wonderful thing about garmin GPS is that if you choose to deviate from the course. (Take that AI!!! I dont take orders from machines!!!) it would recalculate a new route for you and resume giving you directions. This would come in handy if you want to avoid jams or tolls.

Worked like a charm and I was there in a place that I have never been to in no time.

As I got out of the car I realized that I forgot to withdrew money. Damn, and just like a TV advert I turned to my trusty E71 and keyed in ATM and it gave me directions to the nearest atm!!! Convinient??? it saved the day!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

One sunday with my best buds...

hmmm last sunday, the three amigos were united again and we did the one thing that we enjoyed most, no.. no going to sungai wang and lowyat plaza... the other thing...jamming!!!!

It was me, and my best buds Syed Khaliz and Bob, we used to have sooo much fun just hanging out and we would come up with the silliest of jokes like "Nasik LeBob" and "Adob a duck!!!" hahahaha (actually only the three of us would understand why this is funny)

Before we headed of for jamming I accompanied syed to get his car wash and then I was supposed to take some pictures of his car coz he is selling it. (expansion of the family)

Jamming was well, we started goofing off well but then came to realize that we were missing one more player and vocalist, all of us could sing well and play well but alas none of us could do both at the same time :P

so after jamming, I took some photos of syed's blue car....

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The secret of stamina laptops,

Whats the use of using a laptop if cannot take it anywhere with you, for me the main idea of purchasing and using a laptop is so that I would be able to surf the net, check my online messages and do some work while being on the road or in a cafe while waiting for someone or just killing some time.

Unportability means

1) Your laptop is 15- 17" big and weighs like 3-4 kilos having big screens and footprint therefore not much space on the table for your coffee

2) Big screens have more power consumption and is much more likely to get knocked on by a clumsy passer by

3) You dont need a big laptop for presentations (theres a projector for that)

4) using a 3-4cell battery means that It wouldn't last very long, Short lasting batteries means that you would have to search for a power outlet and thus have to make room for the charger adapter to kept in the bag aswell

The key factors for getting a portable and stamina laptops

1) the smaller the screen the less power required to light it up. 10" screens might sacrifice keyboard size so 12"-13.3" screens are the way to go. 15" above... a big NO NO!!

2) if possible get a laptop that has at least a 6cell battery.. 9 cells would be better

3)ULV processor are good too coz ULV means Ultra Low Voltage (although sacrifices performance)

4) Dont leave CDs or DVDs inside the drive if you are not using it

5) lastly get one that doesn't use a fan to cool the processor but uses the conductivity of heatsinks and alloy casings. Not having a fan would dramatically increase your laptops battery life 2 folds. One such laptop is the fujitsu P7120 battery can go 6 hours!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The story of the laptop/notebook PC

Ever since I first laid eyes on a laptop, I straight away fell in love with the concept of being able to bring the personal computer anywhere you wanted. The very first laptop that I ever played with was a toshiba laptop. It was quite small with a 8" screen with a 486 DX 33MHz processor (thats 0.03 GHz if you youngsters were wondering) it had 8MBs of RAM (not GBs) , a 120HDD, a trackball and running MS-DOS 6.22 and windows 3.11 (DOS???? aper tu??)

Well any ways as the development of the microprocessor gave birth to much faster machines i.e the 486 DX4 100MHz, The pentium mmx 200MHz, The pentium II 300-450MHz, The pentium !!! going from 500MHz to as high as 1200MHz or 1.2 GHz, Pentium 4's going all the way to 3.4 GHz and then the DUAL COREs and QUAD COREs

Back then all the laptops were using the very same desktop processors until the manufacturers faced a raod block. Coz everytime the processors increase in speed, the power consumption would also increase and back then even with the new Nickel MetaHydride batteries the laptops just couldnt cope so most laptops would last 0.5-1 hours tops. In the end these laptops ended up being plugged to the wall power outlet and left to be used on office desks.

People didn't seem to mind back then because they only needed the "portability" of a laptop during thier business trips, mainly for presentations. If they wanted to send E-mails and be connected to the internet, they still had to use a wired modem and find a phone out let. so setting up a laptop with a power outlet and a phone outlet was pretty much accepted.

To tackle the problem of high power consumption, intel came out with the "mobile" version of the desktop processors hence called pentium III-m or Pentium 4-m (m designating mobile). This improved the batterylife of laptops to around 1.5 to 2 hours enough but hardly a major step.
And by the time Pentium 2,3 and 4 laptops were introduced, more power hungry peripherals were used like CD/DVD-ROM drives, bigger and brighter LCD screens, Wireless radios such as bluetooth and WiFi. Back to square 1.

A breakthrough....

Somewhere during the new millenium, intel introduced the "CENTRINO" certification for laptops. Laptops carrying the Centrino logo means that it would have :

1) A new and improved Pentium-m processor in which the L2 Cache was raised to 1MB which doubles the performance while lowering the clockspeed (GHz) i.e a 1.3GHz pentium-m would have the same speed as a 2.4GHz Pentium 4 desktop at the time

2) An improved chipset providing integrated graphics (which suxx) and USB 2.0!!

3) A wireless adapter which means that you could now surf the internet without a wired modem!!! with speed of 11Mbps (at the time)

With the first generation of Centrino notebooks, it caught the consumers attention with long lasting battery life!!! some claimed up to 6 hours of usage!!! now this was a major step up indeed. And with the addition of a wireless adapter. this means that computer users now could actually bring out thier laptops as if just bringing a book. No cables needed... no power outlets required and no wired modems!!! The timing couldn't be more perfect with more and more cafes, coffee outlets and shopping malls providing free WiFi Internet as an attraction.

The first generation centrino,s was when the laptop actually became a practical tool for business, learning and leisure.

My first Centrino laptop : The Asus M2000N

Quickspecs :
Processor : Pentium-m 1.3 GHz
HDD : 40GB
RAM : 512MB
SCREEN : 14"

It was one hell of a laptop, tough robust and handled windows XP flawlessly, I could watch a whole DVD movie, and do some some typing and surfing the web all without plugging to the power outlet!!

Best thing is its still working great after 9 years!!!!!! believe that!!!