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Friday, July 30, 2004
The One With The CSI:JB 

Heh.. During Noritta vs Haniff trial, we did a lot of comparison between Malaysian Forensic unit with our benchmark; obviously, Grissom n Co. Up untill now; nobody FOR SURE know who the murderer is.. (except the murderer himself lah..) Now, murder trial for a 10-year-old girl Nurul Huda Gani, who was raped and sodomised by some psychopathic no-hearted animals..The accused, Mohd Abbas Danus Baksan already pleaded guilty for doing so and was sentenced to jail for 20 years plus 24 cannings.. Now, it is for murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries mandatory death sentence upon conviction..

Yet again, funny things happened.. Photographers who took pictures of the crime scene, claimed photographs he took using government owned camera turned out blank and could not be printed. HECK!! There were 3 rolls of them including post-mortem processes which couldn't be shown to the court as evidence.. he is damn lucky after he had couples of pictures taken by his own camera..

Oh my.. How much our government had spent on upgrading infrastructures and resources for PDRM? It could be a slight unfortunate mishap but could cause justice at stake.. a murderer could again at large due to so called technical mistakes..

I want to make some suggestions to Suruhanjaya Khas Penambahbaikan Perjalanan dan Pengurusan Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) regarding Malaysian CSI ever since our bad experience with them.. anybody knows how to do so??

Reference : No photos of crime scene as camera was not working;







The One With An Open Letter to Maxis 

I am a subscriber of Maxis for years.. about 2 years back, I switched to M-Plan, whereby I have to pay RM99+3 per month, and i'll be given RM99 talktime which could carry forward up to 3 months..However, those carry forward now no longer valid.. and eversince I got married, I spend a lot lesser in phone calls..

Yesterday, I checked my phone bill.. I was charged RM102 for less than RM50 I used.. and talk time balance will just be forfeited..

So.. I think I better spend the balance, AFUNDIing....

Regards,
Me

cc to Maxis employee..

ps: demm maxis.. heheh..
ps2: anybody wanna sell Hotlink with nice number, please contact me..






The One With the Etons 

A very interesting fact that I just got to know of is that my cousin wants to put his kid in a boarding school, known as most as the Eton of the East. Dont worry boys, I shall not belittle your school, it is not meant to be so. Merely trying to understand why it is so and isnt so. (Being married to one planted a degree of respect to it, nonetheless there are some matters that are still unanswered.)

Well anyway, in my previous entry, I mentioned about Kings being ruthless with their power and wealth. And one interesting fact brought up by my everdearest husband was that a Terengganu royalty was the last royalty to be schooling in this Eton of the East in the early 90's. So it seems now, the royalties or soon-to-be kings are no longer schooling in this prestigious school.

Nonetheless, we still hear that Prince William and the British royalties still went to Eton. (The English monarchy still believed in traditions and Eton).

So the tradition has been broken. Would it be because the school aint as prestigious as it seems now? Or would it be because these royalties fail to see the importance of being the elites of Malaysia as the old golden days?

When you were a student there, was there a glitch of feeling that you are one of the boys (royalties) or rather the elites? I am sure many have became these elites, and the list is endless...but if you were to have a kid, would you want to send him there? Would you advise the royalties to again start sending their children there to get proper education? Could it be that the royalties aint as they should be because they are not brought up in this Eton of the East?

How would you relive this Eton of the East, if for some reason, it is no longer as it should have been..?






Wednesday, July 28, 2004
The One With The Constitutional Law 

Do you guys remember the year when Dr M was still in-charge and he commenced a Constitutional Law that basically stripped a part of the Kings' power? Well in certain aspects that is. That was the year when the so-called truth was brought out upfront. About Kings misusing the power. How rich they were (how rich they still is?). The companies they own, and bla bla bla. I cant remember the details though.

According to my colleagues, it all started because the Johor Sultan was next up for the Agong throne. As many might have known, the Sultan of Johor was pretty much feared by most, even Dr M. He has this certain aristocratic-bossy atiitude that was gruesome. He was someone not to be messed with. And I dont intend to do so now. One thing for sure was that he was the king. And to a certain level, he should be respected so. Well, it seems then that our head of the government feared of him, thus triggered the Constitutional Law. Which was some ways gave the rakyat some advantages and disadvantages. Some might have been too blind to see the truth behind the red carpet.

However, once the Constitutional Law was commenced, almost all the Kings were pretty screwed up (Not that they were any less richer), just a small of degree of respect was lost for the Kings. And there was so much awe for the government, who succeeded in succumbing the Great Kings. And as years passed, we could see some habits die fast and some still lingers. The royalties will remain as royalties, as the Kings are. No doubt about that. But what about the so-called government? It was getting easier to get the Datukship. It was easier to surpass the Kings' power. And all the big guns now tend to catch fast of the bad habits. The misusing of power and wat-not. For instance, in Darren Kang's case, someone's son got a different treatment than the others. Although he is just a normal suspect, what's with the special treatment?

So now, should we have a Constitutional Law for the government too? For all the tychoons?

I think whatever it is, power, money has a total control in almost everything. And it happens to every country on Earth. It also depicts how US gets to have their ways on Iraq and wat-not.

So should we do something about this?

*I wonder if there's such a King Arthur who feels for his rakyat here in Malaysia? Or a royalty who would have a rakyat heart and be powerful enough to counter the government (if such action is needed that is)
*The now feared by most is the Sultan of Terengganu. (Can you guess why?)






The One With The Car Wash Incident 

Yesterday evening's quite clear blue sky inspired me to drive to a petrol station to get my car to be washed.. heh.. quite awhile since the last one.. :P.. If you do not know, in some petrol station's car wash, they have this price range for cars below 1000cc, 1000cc - 1799cc, 1800cc and above, and SUV/MPV/4WD.. differs of RM1 or 2 perhaps..

As usual, I would pay the cheapest price for my cute little car.. While waiting, I sat on the bench and watched a couple test driving a modified Satria with a used car salesman.. then, I overheard a conversation over the counter.. a man in his late 30s or maybe early 40s, complaining why he's being charged for (1800cc and above) range.. sounded like...
"Allo, my car aa.. although it is a 1.8cc car, but the actual cc is not 1800 you know, it is just 1796cc.. I shouldn't be charged this much.. you wanna look at my roadtax or not? 1796 only.. "
Although the man definately got a point.. he shouldnt be charged for 1800cc price.. could win easily in the court.. But, hey!! that's a common fact man.. 2.0 litre engine of Perdana V6 is actually 1999cc, 1.0 Kelisa is just 989cc and even 850 Kancil is actually 847cc.. they still dont call it 847EZ or 847EX.. everybody shd know that.. why bother?? furthermore.. is it just a matter of RM1 or at most RM2..

Couldnt bother less, I walked to my just-finish-washed-and-vacuumed car, took the key and about to get into my car, I heard the guy voicing his arguement again, that time with the car washers.. I looked back, there.. the man stood with his latest Mercedes-Benz 180 C Class KOMPRESSOR.. demanding his RM1...

With a smirking smile, I drove home..






Tuesday, July 27, 2004
The One With The Public Transport 

In my posting on Freeway, Modaq commented KL needs better public transportation system.. may be sumthing like London's tube.. The Star today reported a proposed masterplan called the Klang Valley Integrated Public Transport System and Land Use Development Plan has come to the final stages of study and will be ready to be submitted to cabinet for approval..

According to plan, it's gonna be a 500km rail-based transit network with 380 stations that would run from suburban areas into the city centre, compared to current network (commuter, LRT & monorail) which covers only 182km with 110 stations = 48% of KL area. The new system would also reorganise the bus system with creating regional and feeder buses. Plus, a common ticket would be introduced for all transit system..

The minus part.. the network should be fully developed by 2020.. Will we be using the same technology in 15 years time?

(Pardon me since I always imagine Fry in his Futurama tube.. :P)

Reference : Rail network plan set to solve woes






Thursday, July 22, 2004
The One With The Datukship 

Babah just told us last night over AJ's Birthday Party, our gynea was awarded with Datukship of Negri Sembilan in conjunction with Yang di-Pertuan Besar Tuanku Ja’afar Tuanku Abdul Rahman 82nd birthday at Istana Sri Menanti here last monday. No wonder we couldnt reach him at clinic and also via mobile. i checked back The Star Online to confirm..


Negri Sembilan Yang di-Pertuan Besar's birthday honours list

DARJAH KERABAT YAM RADEN (DKYR)

Tunku Alang Lt-Kol (B) Tunku Datuk Zubir Tunku Laksamana Nasir.

DARJAH SERI UTAMA NEGRI SEMBILAN (SPNS)

Datuk Mohamad Hasan

DARJAH SERI PADUKA TUANKU JA'AFAR (SPTJ)

Datuk Zulkipli Mat Noor

DARJAH DATUK SETIA NEGRI SEMBILAN (DSNS)

Datuk Hamzah Ghazali, Yu Chok Tow, S. Sothinathan, Ibrahim Jahaya, Abd Ghani Hasan, Lt-Jen Datuk Pahlawan Khauddin Mat Yusof, Datuk Hi Abdul Aziz Abdullah;

Datuk Seri Robayah Zambahari, Dr Azhar Akhyak, Prof Dr Baharuddin Yatim, Dr Sivamohan S. Namasivayam, Saipuddin Ahmad, Mohd Yusof Aziz;

Read more??


Oh.. BTW, Babah will also receive his Datukship some time around December which carry a title Tok Bah and Mama will carry Tok Ma; shortly after our baby is born..






The One With The Advert 

Just doing a friend's favor over here.. free advert.. hehe..

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and many many extras..

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The One With Being Arrogant 

Yesterday, my colleagues (bosses etc) & I had a talk on Darren Kang's murder.

Foodstall workers accused of killing Darren Kang
Five Thai foodstall workers were charged in a magistrate's court in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday with the murder of law student Darren Kang Tien Hua outside Warung Uncle Don in Desa Sri Hartamas earlier this month.


That's todays clippings. As of yesterday, based on another source, supplied by my manager's friend, said that Darren was actually having a fight with his girlfriend. The bystanders (probably workers and wat-not) told him to have it elsewhere, 'kalo nak gaduh, balik rumah la'. Something like that. Darren was so pissed off that he threw a chair onto a car. Unfortunately, the car belongs to a nearby pub's bouncer. So, that's when everything started to get messy.

So my manager was saying that perhaps Darren was too arrogant and foolish at that point of time. Being an overseas graduate himself, my manager admitted that there was a time in his first few years after coming back from US for holidays, that he felt he was already 'something' and that everything in Malaysia is basically nothing to him. Low-standard some might say. So, he said that almost all overseas graduate at one point or another would feel arrogant just as he did ...like "Hey, I am an overseas student. Who the hell are you?"

I know that overseas graduates have some 'confidence' in them, which is lacking in the Malaysian students. Perhaps the initiator of this confidence is being arrogant. But as my manager said, it should outsmart you at some time and bring you back down to Earth. Being arrogant was one thing. But being foolish is another.







The One With Lessons of Wedding 

It was only 10 months back when we got married. Being the eldest had its pros and cons. My mother wanted to make it as grande as she would, as my late grandmother would have wanted just as much. So basically, my mother was fulfilling her mother's dream as I was fulfilling my mother's. I have always wanted things to be as simple and as beautiful as it could. Not much fuss and mess. But it was inevitable. My mother was determined. It showed in our wedding. It was totally 'a dream come true'. It was nothing I could imagine. It was too beautiful to be true. And I had my mother to thank for it. She had sleepless nights and tireless days for months. She wanted everything to be perfect. It was all her ideas, her handwork, her strength, her energy that was put forward.

Of course, we had relatives coming over to the house, aunties, uncles, cousins, grandies and friends. Everyone was so helpful and full of surprises.

Aaahhh..surprises. With so many around and so much things to look at, my mother failed to foresee that some came with bad intentions. It was mostly miscommunication actually, however it got worse day-by-day and continuing. I guess we could say that everyone's basically the same but it's the heart that differs all; 'rambut sama hitam tapi hati lain-lain', even if we have blood relations. There's always the jealousy. The 'you-cant-have-it-all-i-want-it-too'. Plus having some badmouthing you, slanderings and wat-not.

But having a wedding, is like welcoming everyone to your home, an extension towards your heart. To see the sacred matrimony between two souls. Relatives and non-relatives, bad or good, close or far, will always be welcome. That's tradition. That's custom. That's living in a family. That's living in a society.

Thus, anything and everything can happen there. You just need to be aware of that. And to be strong to undertake more challenges that are coming your way.

If I could turn back time, would I want a different wedding? No. Definitely not. But I would definitely do something to get my engagement pictures back, and my other irreplacable pictures from the 'relative' and try to mend the family freud before it is as worse as it is now. I know my mother has learnt quite a number of lessons from my wedding, and I hope things would be better for my sister's in a few years time.

To all the coming newly-weds, it is always advisable to have a say in your wedding, no matter how little it might be. Nonetheless, if you are not really paying for everything, perhaps it is wise to just live up the dream of someone else's ie your dear mother. It's worth it, mind you. Have a splendid & beautiful wedding, as I had mine.

Thank you, Mama. And thank you, Akmal for being beside me all the way through.






The One With The Great No 9 

Quoting from Newcastle United official website;

Kluivert Signs For Newcastle

DUTCH striker Patrick Kluivert has completed his move to Newcastle from Barcelona by signing a three-year deal at Gallowgate.

The signing was confirmed at a packed press conference at St. James' Park on Wednesday. Kluivert arrived at Newcaste Airport on Wednesday morning after agreeing personal terms, and he put pen to paper after undergoing a medical.

Read more??


As I said, Newcastle United will always have their Great No. 9. And of course, with current Great No. 9 Alan Shearer hanging his boots at the end of this season, Sir Bobby desperate for a replacement. I was hoping for James Beattie, younger, already well-adapted with EPL style and a true admirer of Shearer himself. However £10m pricetag is too much for Big Boss Shepherd.

Although Kluivert signed for free, his £80k per-week wages with Barcelona would make him the highest paid player in SJP.. (unless he already considered a pay-cut).. Plus, last season with Barca, he spent most of his time sidelined due to injury.. and not play a single game in Euro 2004.. He better show he's still in his best to take on No. 9's jersey next season.

Kluivert will wear No 11 after being left vacant by the departure of Premiership all-time-most-appearance, midfielder Gary Speed.



Pic from nufc.premiumtv.co.uk
Kluivert unveiled at SJP






Wednesday, July 21, 2004
The One With the Quarter-Life Crisis 

Something I got from a friend..

Being Twenty-Something

They call it the "Quarter-life Crisis."

It is when you stop going along with the crowd
And start realizing that there are a lot of things about yourself
That you didn't know and may not like. You start feeling insecure
And wonder where you will be in a year or two,
But then get hot and scared because you barely know where you are now.

You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe,
Those friends that you thought you were so close to
Aren't exactly the greatest people you have ever met
And the people you have lost touch with
Are some of the most important ones.

What you do not realize is that they are realizing that too
And are not really cold or catty or mean or insincere,
But that they are as confused as you are.

You look at your job. It is not even close to what you thought you would be doing
Or maybe you are looking for one and realizing that
You are going to have to start at the bottom and are scared.

You miss the comforts of college, of groups,
Of socializing with the same people on a constant basis.

But then you realize that maybe they weren't so great after all.

You are beginning to understand yourself and what you want and do not want.

Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing
And find yourself judging a bit more than usual because suddenly,
You realize that you have certain boundaries in your life
And add things to your list of what is acceptable and what is not.

You are insecure and then secure.

You laugh and cry with the greatest force of your life.

You feel alone and scared and confused. Suddenly change is the enemy
And you cry and cling on to the past with dear life
But soon realize that the past is drifting further and further away
And there is nothing to do but stay where you are or move forward.

The stupid ones plateau, the smart ones rise.

You get your heartbroken and wonder how someone you loved
Could do such damage to you or you lay in bed and wonder
Why you can't meet anyone decent enough to get to know better.

You love someone but maybe love someone else too
And cannot figure out why you are doing this because you are not a bad person.

One night stands and random hook ups start to look cheap,
Getting wasted and acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic.

You go through the same emotions and questions over and over
And talk with your friends about the same topics
Because you cannot seem to make a decision.

You wonder what in the hell is wrong with you.

You worry about loans and money and the future, making a life for yourself.

While winning the race would be great,
right now you'd just like to be a contender!

We are making a lot of mistakes, but helping one another learn from them.

We will piss one another off, and laugh at the end of a conversation
That started with angry words.

We are a group that talks behind the backs of the same people we call to meet up with on a Friday night,
But we are sorry about it and we know that we were just being insecure like they have been.

What you may not realize is that everyone reading this relates to it
And we are all in this together. We are in our best of times
And our worst of times, trying as hard as we can to figure this whole thing out.

We are friends, and in 10 years we will be friends
Who have figured out where we fit in this world.






The One With The ID Ten T Error 

Well being in computer industry, I normally asked many questions on computer problems and solutions.. to which most of them, you can consider silly.. However if you are in user support like me, please remember, in computer support system dictionary, there is no term of "Stupid Questions", but there is "Stupid Users"..

Quoting one from computer joke genre; you can find more, if you browse Userfriendly.org and Toilet.com :

ID Ten T

Judy was having trouble with her computer. So she called Leo, the computer guy, over to her desk. Leo clicked a couple buttons and
solved the problem. As he was walking away, Judy called after him, "So, what was wrong?"

And he replied, "It was an ID Ten T Error."

A puzzled expression ran riot over Judy's face. "An ID Ten T Error? What's that ... in case I need to fix it again??"
He gave her a grin... "Haven't you ever heard of an ID Ten T Error before?"

"No," replied Judy.

"Write it down," he said, "and I think you'll figure it out."
(She wrote...) I D 1 0 T


Oh, I just received a newspapers cutting with title "Working with idiots can kill you!" as attached below;


Click to enlarge..






The One With Phooi Wai's Wedding 

When I first started the day in 4 Balau, SMDJ...I was unsure of getting into the pack. After all, I was from a boarding school and being in a co-ed school wasnt helping either.

Lucky for me, I met my THREE individuals who can be totally wacky at times. And sensible too. Well the most sensible one was Win Chia, the prefect then and the accountant now. Phooi Wai always has this mischief look in her eyes and smile, like she's up to something..always. And Yen Mee is the one who tries to manage us, that's why she's perfect being in the Human Resource Dept. I remembered that there was this one time, while the Physics teacher was teaching up front, Phooi Wai and I would be running around the lab trying to get the ice (which is actually for the experiment) into each other's clothes. And we have Win Chia just shaking her head...and Yen Mee trying to be the center person, which resulted in her joining the fun too. (I hope I got the story right)...

But it was fun being together in the same class for two whole years. I think we have broached the question on how and who shall we end up with later in years...The question was answered for me last September. And Phooi Wai's was in the last few weeks.

It had been fun seeing all of them last week, as we have not for months. I remembered us telling each other years back, that we would have a reunion for four of us yearly. And with our so-called busy life, it was tough trying to do so, let alone making phonecalls to each other. Nonetheless, we still try to contact each other once in awhile. And that is so greatly appreciated. It's funny that there are some people whom you hardly see, but once you do, you instantly connect click and have conversations like it was only yesterday you last met. Of course, there are hiccups here and there. And possibly no topic of conversation, but somehow you are not total strangers.

I am glad to have such friends. And hope we can keep in touch as often as we could.

Will be waiting for Ah Yen and Win Chai's wedding soon!

The Bride Is In RED
The Bride Is In RED
More pics at Our Fotopages


In our DJ Nostalgia,
Ho Phooi Wai - A true savior of souls, she aims to be Mother Teresa's savior.
Shariza - The mother of Grandmother stories, able to yak at a moment's notice.
Chai Win Chia - Mispronounce her name as 'Win Chai' and witness the flurry of slapping hands.
Ho Yen Mee - Wit glasses: A sweet & nice gal. W/o glasses: Blank & blur.






The One Where There Are Just the Two of You 

I remembered one of my childhood stupid 'teka-teki' saying something like this :

Q: "Dalam dunia mana yang ada cuma 2 orang?"
A : "Dunia Jam 10"

(Which world only has 2 persons? - World News at 10)
Well, to think of it.. there's actually is.. one place.. just the two (sometimes 3) of you .. for almost 4 months (could be longer).. where is it? International Space Station (ISS).. (if you have no idea on ISS, please watch back 'Armageddon', (1998)).. although their first base module, Zarya (Sunrise; in Russian) was actually launched only in November 1998 and occupied 2 years later. It is interesting to find that the ISS is actually passes over most points on Earth every day but cannot always be seen. The best time to watch is just before dawn or just after sunset, when the observer is in the dark but the ISS is in the sun. You may check the station location, here.

The first occupants of the Station were Bill Shepherd, Yuri Gidzenko, and Sergei Krikalev from November 1, 2000. Now, current occupants are Expedition 9 crew flight engineer Michael Fincke and commander Gennady Padalka. (April, 2004 - ??) Imagine ur life to wake up not knowing is it really morning or night.. Just the two of you.. manning the computers as your daily routine.. TV?? hell no.. the best thing for entertainment could be playing poker.. heh.. could be the best job for a Demophobic (Fear of crowds).. How about their $ex life?? well.. i dunno..

Could you??

Note : Cosmonaut Yuri Gidzenko now in Kuala Lumpur for the launching of the "Fortis 10 Years in Space" memorial timepiece edition.

Note 2 : Cosmonauts and Astronauts are actually the same, Russians call it cosmonauts (cosmo = space) while Americans call it astronauts (astro = stars).. You're going to space, not stars, right??



ISS: Courtesy of Shuttlepresskit.com









Tuesday, July 20, 2004
The One With William Hung 

American Idol’s William Hung Found Dead of Heroin Overdose

Las Vegas, NV - Kitschy American Idol Star William Hung, famous for his botching of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs,” was found dead yesterday, apparently of an intentional heroin overdose. The announcement of his death sent shockwaves to the tens of people who still found him funny.

Read more ...


William Hung? Dead????

How true is this?






The One With The Freeway 

I was a regular user to KLites favourite highway, or better known as Federal Highway (FH) aka Lebuhraya Persekutuan. I used it for about more than 2 years, before I got married and moved out from my Rumah Bujang.. However, since a month back my sister has been squatting in our house.. so every other day, I'll be using FH as my route to work after sending her to class..

Well, back then.. there was no other REAL alternative route.. the best alternative only using the farther+dearer road = (kerinchi link + sprint + nkve = RM3.40) which I used if and only if in a case emergency ie fatal accident occur; picking up GF (:P) etc.. otherwise, it would be 15-35 minutes (depend on ur luck) drive from Kerinchi to Subang.. now, better alternative New Pantai Expressway, (NPE) has been built to ease the traffic esp in area of Bangsar, Jalan Klang Lama and Subang. Quoting Hafiz from his daily rants;

Proudly advertised over the Highway Electronic Board;

"Hargailah masa anda dengan NPE. Hanya 10 minit dari Subang ke Bangsar."
"Appreciate your time with NPE. Only 10 minutes to Bangsar from Subang."
Is it for real?? Only 10 minutes?? My average time of drive from Kerinchi to my office parking lot would take around 20 minutes ± 5 minutes (read: using normal lane, not emergency lane though).. For me it is tolerable due to its easiness to access (1 stop traffic light only) + of course it is free.. i'd rather stuck in a 20-minutes of movable traffic rather than stop at couple traffic lights, queue up to pay RM1.60.. drive into so-called-hassle-free-road for 10 minutes, queue up again to pay RM1.60.. exit from the highway before queue up again at round-about, stop at couple other traffic lights.. before I can park my car at office.. PHEWWWW.. so much for my RM3.20.. call me stingy, whatever.. it is simply not worth my money..

"Hail Federal Highway.."




or would you rather pay??






The One With The Msians' Donations 

Malaysian donations? I am Malaysian, and I know nuts about this. Do you???

What am I talking about?


New landmark for Putrajaya featuring five giant kris

The Mercutanda Perdana (Premier Landmark), to be completed by August 2006, will be built entirely from public donations, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, the patron of the project. 

Read more...


Yup..yup...some fund-raising dinner will be held. Nonetheless, how much can the dinner raise? Where would they get the money? How much does this project cost???? 40 MILLION!!!

And is there nothing else we Malaysians need other than this so-magnified majestically landmark of 5 kris, the so-called icon of Malay sovereignty. I am a Malay. Am I proud to have kris and sireh leaves to signify my Malayism? or Malaysianism? Nah!

And for what? Tourist attraction? Galleries for previous Prime Ministers??? What is this? Some worshipping ground to these PMs for tourist and Malaysians? Get real!!!

New government = new landmarks. Stepped down PM = new landmarks. Is that the case?

In the end, it is US, Malaysians who are paying for all these stupid crap, when all these should proceed to a more benificial cost. Even reducing taxes would be beneficial.

Aaaahhh...next they will have a giant posting in front of the building "Another project done by the Barisan Nasional Government". Hahahahahaaa....mind you, it is not Malaysia Government! And definitely not ours.

How proud are you of your so-called Barisan Nasional Government?

Proud to be a Malaysian. (And neither a supporter of both Barisan Nasional or the opposing party) Just a proud Malaysian.






Monday, July 19, 2004
The One With the Basketball or Watermelon 

We went to our 4th appointment with our gynae last weekend. Yup, we sort of know the sex of our baby. But we shall not disclose it just yet.

Something I found at IVillage. It is 50% proven for our baby (as some of them turned out to be facts for us), nonetheless, we shall only say that it is 100% proven in December.

So, for weeks before this, the question that I normally asked my husband is "Is it Basketball or Watermelon?".

Boy or girl? 38 fun ways to guess your baby's sex


What could be more fun than trying to guess the sex of your baby-to-be? Everyone wants to get in the game. Don't be surprised if someone you've never met stops you at the grocery store, offering a prediction of your baby's gender. For hundreds of years, expecting moms have relied on time-tested methods of guessing their baby's sex. Even though these old wives' tales are far from foolproof, they are certainly more fun than their more reliable successors, amniocentesis and ultrasound. Enjoy guessing your baby's sex!

It's a boy if:


You didn't experience morning sickness in early pregnancy
Your baby's heart rate is less than 140 beats per minute
You are carrying the extra weight out front
Your belly looks like a basketball
Your areola have darkened considerably
You are carrying low
You are craving salty or sour foods
You are craving protein -- meats and cheese
Your feet are colder than they were before pregnancy
The hair on your legs has grown faster during pregnancy
Your hands are very dry
Your pillow faces north when you sleep
Dad-to-be is gaining weight, right along with you
Pregnancy has you looking better than ever
Your urine is a bright yellow in color
Your nose is spreading
You hang your wedding ring over your belly, it moves in circles
You are having headaches
You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived the number is even

It's a girl if:


You had morning sickness early in pregnancy
Your baby's heart rate is at least 140 beats per minute
You are carrying the weight in your hips and rear
Your left breast is larger than your right breast
Your hair gets red highlights
You are carrying high
Your belly looks like a watermelon
You are craving sweets
You are craving fruit
You crave orange juice
You don't look quite as good as normal during pregnancy
You are moodier than usual during pregnancy
Your face breaks out more than usual
You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread
Your breasts have really blossomed!
Your pillow faces south when you sleep
Your urine is a dull yellow in color
If you hang your wedding ring over your belly, it moves from side to side
If you add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived the number is odd






The One With The Knights of the Round Table 

My first epic movie VCD was First Knight, (1995) starring Sean Connery, Richard Gere.. also love at the first sight to Julia Ormond as Lady Guinevere of France.. It was a classic epic of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere and Sir Lancelot love triangle. (except for no wise-wizard Merlin).. In many years, story of Arthur, his Excalibur and the Knights of the Round Table was told in many version but always with similar ending.. However traditional legends turned into a new different twist in King Arthur, (2004) starring Clive Owen, Keira Knightley and Ioan Gruffudd.

For centuries, countless tales have been told of the legend of King Arthur. But the only story you've never heard ... is the true story that inspired the legend. - Trailer for King Arthur
Artorius or better known as Arthur was the leader of Rome in their Brittish teritory. Accompanied with his 15-years of serving Samartian Knights, to which only 6 survived.. in order to get their freedom, these Knights had to serve Romans to defend their homeland against the invading Saxons and local barbaric Woads led by black wizard Merlin..

If you're looking forward for a battle-full-Braveheart/Partriot-alike of epic , I dont think King Arthur is the one since only three scenes of battles were included in the movie.. I barely felt my adneralin-rush.. not even a tiny bit as when Brad Pitt did in Troy.. Infact to my surprise, not even a single head seen cut from the neck.. heh..

Guinevere is not a sweet pretty princess from France but a hot-tough-lady-warrior of Woads, local barbarians that wanted to claim their land back from the Romans..

For me, the storyline is unique but messy.. actions were not describe in detail.. Antoine Fuqua was damn superb in Training Day, but in King Arthur, he is a bit flop.. so much for the most awaited epic movie of the year..

Rating : ehmm shd I do this?? What the heck! (hehe.. ayul plz dont let this affecting u) 6.3 out 10..

p/s: Next one, Puteri Gunung Ledang.



Clive Owen as Arthur






The One With The Super-Rich Boss 

I've got a boss. I might have spoken about him in my earlier blogs. But somehow today, it triggers my emotions again.

Well..I have a boss, who is damn-rich, owns a Porsche, and what-not. Bought his step-daughter, who has just finished her SPM a 3-series BMW. The other daughter drives a volkswagen. Cool, eh? Well...couldn't care much about what he does with his money. But...

The office air-conditioner sucks like hell. If it's hot outside, it's hot inside too. If it's rainig outside, it will be cold inside too.

Then the internet bandwidth. The company still dials out (personal dialup, not corporate --> to save money), shared between 5 people average. For instance, this morning, there's only TWO of us in the office. Still, the internet was slow. Particularly because JARING is pretty congested in the mornings etc. We are connecting 45.2 kpbs. Sucks like hell! I cant download a page simultaneously. And while waiting, I normally play some games (Freecel etc) think of how much time wasted there?

The company is trying to lower done its budget, basically because it has not been making 'money' for awhile. We have projects though, and they are still on-going. It is just that the profits are not in yet.

I know..i know...i should try to be patient and wait..just for a little while...perhaps being pregnant makes me pretty emotional and a little uncomfortable from time-to-time. Perhaps my hormones are talking.

And yes, i know that if I am so dissatisfied, I should just get another job, right?!!! Well not in this condition, I will definitely fail my medical checkup.

Well anyway, the thing is with this super-rich boss, although he is not the 'biggest' boss, he is just the director, and he is not funding this company, he is the highest in the management scale. And boy, he can be a super-duper manager! He is worried about the Ops-tulen, and wants all the software in HIS laptop to be original. But, not the company's. He doesnt care about the other machines. Also, he had just let go of a brilliant ex-colleague, because the guy wanted more pay, he is qualified and should be given so. If he just gave it to the ex-colleague, he could save a few thousands every month. My ex-colleague is a DBA with no certification but with some training and experience (skills). A DBA normally costs around 6K - 8K. My ex-colleague was given only 2K++. Now, the company is without a DBA and we couldnt afford one. Cool eh?!!!

Being super-rich is one thing. But being able to work and manage is another. For someone who doesnt seem to care much for money as he has ample (pay is always late, no necessity to have it early of the month), he does not seem to feel the compassion for his employees. We are all working hard to makes sure we have something at the end of the month. But he is looking at something else, end of the year (??? I didnt get a bonus last year anyway). And in between that, he will keep losing employees that he should not.

So it does not mean that you are RICH, thus you can be a BOSS. You maybe bossy, but there's more to it. Not everyone can manage a company. And I hope my boss realises it before it's too late.

There's once he said that he need not work, because he doesnt need the money. He just comes to work for the challenge (by the way, he only comes in around 11am - 3pm). Looks like he is not winning. He does not even attempt the challenge at all.






Friday, July 16, 2004
The One With Good vs Bad 

A colleague of mine forwarded a link to a website full with jokes... heh.. quoted one of thousands..

Good Girls vs. Bad Girls

Good girls loosen a few buttons when it's hot.
Bad girls make it hot by loosening a few buttons.

Good girls wax their floors.
Bad girls wax their bikini lines.

Good girls blush during sex scenes in a movie.
Bad girls know they could do it better.

Good girls wear white cotton panties.
Bad girls don't wear any.

Good girls think they're not fully dressed without a strand of pearls.
Bad girls think they're fully dressed with just a strand of pearls.

Good girls only own one credit card and rarley use it.
Bad girls only own one bra and rarely use it.

Good girls pack their toothbrush.
Bad girls pack their diaphragms.

Good girls wear high heels to work.
Bad girls wear high heels to bed.

Good girls think the office is the wrong place to have sex.
Bad girls think no place is the wrong place.

Good girls prefer the missionary postition.
Bad girls do too, but only for starters.

Good girls say 'no'.
Bad girls say 'when?'


For a further reading visit Toilet.com and have urself a good laugh..






The One With The Domestic Roaming 

From Screenshots, I was told that government will take action if any of major telcos company refuse to compromise on sharing resource, bla bla bla.. (Read for yourself, here).. To understand the concept further, I backtracked to its source in TheEdgeDaily.

"Domestic roaming will automatically divert subscribers to another mobile phone operator, which has coverage, if their current network is unable to provide coverage. "
Hmmm.. The scenario would be the same when Celcom-TMTouch merged.. When Celcom users entering a non-coverage area, they will automatically be diverted to TMTouch (provided area covered by TMTouch) and vice versa.. Calling rate would be a bit different back then.. My brother once worked somewhere in (Bangar, Brunei) area where in certain location, phone calls will be charged based on Brunei-KL rate and others will be based on Limbang-KL rate due to domestic roaming.. (It may not a very good example since both Celcom and TMTouch already became one Company). So, next will be roaming between three major telco providers..

Basically, the idea is good.. the is no reason to waste on building to many towers, fixing and wiring cables underneath (resulting a spaghetti/'mee maggi' condition hehe.. )..

Ermm another thing to ponder.. if they all about to share, so.. less work to be done by smaller telco provider aka DiGi in order to upgrade their coverage, right?? hmmm.. so, Paranie & Sheila resigned for a reason then.. time to think about it Mr Tony.. heheh..







The One With On-Board Passengers 

There's a new ruling about one passenger - one hand-luggage(56cm by 36cm by 23cm) ruling, that will be enforced this 1st August.

Other than seeing another passenger bringing 3-4 hand luggages (you could probably only see the bags with a ticket-holding hand stretched out), what annoys you most?

Kids kicking your seat? People snoring? People talking loudly as if they are in some market or something? People fidgeting? Going to the toilet like almost every second?

I remembered one time, my dad was on his way back to West of Africa. He had to seat in the middle of 3-seater, with two huge Africans squashing this little faired skin man. Not saying that ALL Africans is so. Just somehow, they squashed him and tortured him with an odour that basically made my dad's spinning in that 5-7 hours flight. Can you endure that?

What's the worse that could have happened???






The One When A Man Loves A Woman 

We watched When A Man Loves A Woman last night.


When A Man Loves A Woman
by Percy Sledge


When a man loves a woman
Can't keep his mind on nothing else
He'll trade the world
For the good thing he's found
If she's bad he can't see it
She can do no wrong
Turn his back on his best friend
If he put her down

When a man loves a woman
Spend his very last dime
Tryin' to hold on to what he needs
He'd give up all his comfort
Sleep out in the rain
If she said that's the way it ought to be

Well, this man loves a woman
I gave you everything I had
Tryin' to hold on to your precious love
Baby, please don't treat me bad

When a man loves a woman
Down deep in his soul
She can bring him such misery
If she plays him for a fool
He's the last one to know
Lovin' eyes can't ever see

When a man loves a woman
He can do no wrong
He can never own some other girl
Yes when a man loves a woman
I know exactly how he feels
'Cause baby, baby, baby, you're my world

When a man loves a woman.....


This is a 1994 romantic movie, starring Andy Garcia and Meg Ryan, mostly about two most-loving couple and how much the husband is trying to save the wife, who is an alcoholic, and later have to save their marriage.

This is one of the romantic must-see/must-have DVD movies. Others include: Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally. I know there's some newer ones, but I seem to forget the titles (Any recommendations?) Nonetheless, these four are like the evergreen romantic movies.






Thursday, July 15, 2004
The One With The Chimerism 

Last night's episode is the finalé for 4th season of Jerry Bruckheimer's greatest (for us) TV series.. One victim, one prime suspect, several minor suspects, all CSI members involved, one CSI leader solved.. The twists and turns were marvellous.. Victim was raped but escape death.. She managed to ID her attacker.. however DNA results denied the involvement for the prime suspect.. CSI then turned to prime suspect's close relative.. In the end, it was actually the case of Chimerism. Chimera/Chimaera, in Greek mythology had a head of a lion, body of a goat and tail of a dragon..

"This has occurred in humans, though it is considered extremely rare, but since it can only be detected through DNA testing, which in itself is rare, it may be more common than currently believed. As of 2003, there were about 30 human cases in the literature, according to New Scientist"
Read : Chimerism is not that rare in other animals according to Colorado State University's Biomedical Hypertextbook.
Read : In humans, though it is considered extremely rare, it may be more common than believed..

Heh.. no wonder.. during the Noritta's case, we were puzzled why DNA samples from Haniff had to be taken not only from his swabs, blood samples, semens, also 'bulu' this and 'bulu' that when Grissom & co. normally take DNA sample just from a swab. Even in one of the court session, one of the lab expert was asked, "How long??"

I guessed CSI:KL already figured the possibility of a Chimerism before taking the samples from Haniff.. hehe.. (Read : Yeah rite!!).. either too clever or too ermmm.. I dont wanna say..

ps: After sent a plant in last week episode, Grissom (had to?? dont think so..) held Sara's hand to comfort her.. can't wait for season 5..






Wednesday, July 14, 2004
The One With the Men's Bag 

How should we call it?

Men's bag? Men's purse? Men's handbag??

It seems David Beckham is using one. Would you want to use one? Would you want your guy to use one?

Honey, I dont mind.

Nonetheless, the use of the bag has more to do with being stylish and definitely have a lot to say about the carrier's wealth.

It's no ordinary handbag. It's no ordinary bag!

Being macho or softy or so-called-metrosexual has nothing to do it! It's pure STYLE and WEALTH.

Think about it. A guy will a bundle of cash notes (not just RM1 ones, RM100s..?!!), a number of 'gold' cards...plus his business cards....can it all fit in his butt-shaped wallet (you get this after a long usage of sitting on your wallet okay?!!) Plus the handphone..the organiser/pda...car keys (maybe he has a driver..so you can ignore this)...but still...to have it all in his pockets???

Truly macho to carry all the 'weight' in your pants. Perhaps it would make you look bigger, right?!!!

*wink




Thinking about it?







Tuesday, July 13, 2004
The One With The 19th 

Oh.. in case u do not know.. we are collectors of Baby Blues Scrapbooks..we got a complete set 1-18 now.. until Amazon gave me another hit.. Scrapbook #19 - Playdate: Category 5, yeahs.. oh.. for those who never read this, Baby Blues is about a couple, Daryll and Wanda raising their kids, (3 so far).. it is catchable to Malaysian readers via New Straits Times cartoon section - (a month late if i'm not mistaken..) or straight via Babyblues.com.. non-Malaysian readers, find it urself here..

It will be release around September i guess.. will take some more time to reach MPH.. will cost around RM46.00 per book.. however, if u prebook via Amazon, will get around USD8++ only, shipping and handling alone will cost another USD10++.. too bad.. we have to wait till then..



Baby Blues 19 - Playdate: Category 5







Monday, July 12, 2004
The One With The Big Wins 

Utusan Malaysia, today :

Bekas Ketua Puteri Johor tewaskan Ketua Wanita Batu Pahat

BATU PAHAT 11 Julai - Bekas Ketua Puteri Johor, Haliza Abddullah, 37, dipilih sebagai Ketua Wanita UMNO Bahagian Batu Pahat setelah mengalahkan penyandangnya, Samshiah Rasidah Ibrahim dengan majoriti 21 undi pada pemilihan bahagian di sini hari ini.

Samshiah yang sudah dua penggal menerajui Wanita bahagian itu memperoleh 188 undi berbanding Haliza mengumpul 209 undi. Empat undi rosak.

Kejayaan Haliza itu dilihat bakal memberi gambaran baru kepada Pergerakan Wanita UMNO setelah Ketuanya, Datuk Rafidah Aziz menasihatkan ketua Puteri yang melepasi had usia tidak melawan ketua bahagian sebaliknya `duduk diam-diam' untuk sekurang-kurangnya tiga tahun.

Jawatan Naib Ketua Bahagian Wanita pula dimenangi oleh Rubiah Husin setelah mendapat 233 undi dengan mengetepikan Saedah Mohamed yang memungut 165 undi dan tiga undi rosak.

Read more??


As expected, Mom won by a big majority over Naib Ketua holder Saedah, but it was a narrrow escape to Haliza, 37 ex-Johor Puteri leader to beat the-wrong-GE-form-filler by just 21 votes.. tough competition.. esp when Mom had to go here and there, days and nights.. it was a great revenge to her political enemy after all Samshiah did to her.. Mom had to deal with many things in her almost 20-years of roller coaster rides in politics.. esp these 2 years back.. slanderings, poison letters, prank calls.. the list goes on and on..

However despite the big wins.. first thing she did while giving the results to us was crying.. i guess she still missing late Dad.. as all of us still do.. Congratulations to Mom and Haliza..

p/s: Not to be forgotten... Al-fatihah to Dad..






The One With the Consequences & Implications of Fantasies 

Have you got the CREATIVITY?

When it comes to fantasies, there are too many to be listed. Impersonation?? Control & Power?? *Some?? Genderism??

What about the one when doing to a non-human? Say pie for instance. Or even animals.

And list goes on...nothing's impossible.

It all comes back to the creativity of your mind. Mind you, these fantasies can be unrealistic at times, and still people would go for it. But for what? Satisfaction?

Some may be beneficial for you. Like a wife who is helplessly seeking her husband's attention, impersonates the 'Catwoman' and do the cat dance. It could probably work and get her husband's mind off from the 'other' woman. And vice versa.

And some would lead to vigorous acts that could cause harm and death to either party.

So is fantasizing right or wrong? You be the judge of that.

How should you categorise it? Legally fantasies? Rightfully by virtue and morale? Rightfully by religion? Custom and tradition?

What would you say about the desire in fantasing doing it in front of everyone else and doing it along side them --> gang-raped? How about pushing your power towards a harmless child? Or even any male or female in that matter? Animal? How would the other 'soul' feel when you share that special act with 2 or 3 other people? Or having the have rivals in man and woman?

Would it be surprising to you, to find out that most married men go out seeking solace behind the alleys for male and female companionships? What about the single ones? Would it be surprising to you to find out that it happens to professional individuals too?

Can you actually say that because you are somewhat professional and educated, all these should not be happening?

Fantasies happen to everyone, regardless of religion or even education. Yet, how do you differ yourself here? How should you be categorised?

Some may say that do it as long as you are not caught. Or some may want to implement more 'education' (religion n morale) to be implanted deep in one's soul. Some may have different views.

So what are actually the consequences of fantasies? Death? Immoral acts? Respect? Awe?

And what are the implications of fantasies? Highly-creative mind? Low of morale?

Everything has got its pros and cons. In your mind-ful and soul-ful judgement, think wisely and act smartly.

Be CREATIVE!

FREAKY!!!






The One With the Fantasies IV (Genderism) 

Have you had any fantasies?

Genderism? Is there such word? Argh! Just cant seem to categorised this well...

Hmm...ever fantasized doing it with the same sex, if you are straight that is? Or with the opposite sex, if you are gay??

Ironic, eh?

Well, it still can be considered as a fantasy.

That's why it is not a surprised when you have 'married' man going behind some alley looking for some men.

Neither should it be surprising to find the word - bisexualism.

FREAKY!!!






Friday, July 09, 2004
The One With the Fantasies III (*Some) 

Have you ever had any fantasies?

How about doing it *some? The asterisk(*) indicates a number more than 2.

One scene in Wild Things, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards did it together.

Another scene of Sex and the City where Charlotte's boyfriend wanted to add another woman into their party.

What number do you fantasize? THREE, FOUR ...

So, dont be surprised if you hear of people having TWENTY-some. Well, most of them would be called gang-raped, and probably when it comes to the term of *some, ie threesome, all parties have to join the party, meaning they have to do it with all twenty!!!

FREAKY!!!






The One With the Fantasies II (Control & Power) 

Have you ever had fantasies?

Who should be in control? The guy or the girl? Who should be holding the baton? Who should be above? Who should be below? Who gives the call?

In one episode of CSI, a guy (whose wife was very dominant) has a fantasy that he has the total control over his sex partner. He went to a brothel, got a chick who was covered in latex and before doing it, he would beat her up or basically do anything to her.

What about a guy who is surpressed by his possessive mother? I couldn't recall which show it was, but he wanted his mate to be like his mother, bickering over him. He, however, has the opportunity to hit her back this time around.

Or what about the act of tying yourself to the bed post? Hands tied. Legs tied. You can't move. Your partner has the total control over you, to do whatever. One sure case is the Noritta's case.

Hand-cuffed? Blindfolded?

Kinky sex. Or what-not. Think about it. Is this one of your fantasy? Is it about control and power?

FREAKY!!!







The One With the Fantasies I (Impersonation) 

Have you ever had any fantasies?

How about uniform men (Full Monty impersonation of policeman on stage)? Policeman? Fireman? Heroic JAG officer? Have you ever get that ooOoo's and the aaAAaahhH's looking at the sweaty hard working full of biceps, with adrenalin rush looking men??

How about clowns? I know of one episod of CSI in which this lady seems to have something for clowns. The funny, unrealistic, jovial, always smiling looking men.

What about some queen-likes? Ross had this fantasy of making out with Star Wars' Princess Lea, in which Rachel did so in an episode of Friends. You have the two piece suit beautiful princess with conned-cup bust looking at you.

What about Japanese girls? Short skirts. White legs. Innocent looking.

Talk about fantasies and impersonation.

Do you know of anyone (or even yourself) fantasizing about somebody or somebody being somebody?

Think about it.

FREAKY!!!






The One With Being Superficial 

An Egyptian man is sueing his wife when he found out on their first night together that she is bald. She lost her hair due to a childhood illness and has been wearing a wig since then.

How superficial can a man be?

No doubt that man always look at the appearance first. I was once informed by a guy friend that he has problems looking for the 'right' girl. All the ones he found then was simply someone's wife, or someone's fiance or someone's girlfriend. "Where has all the beautiful girls gone to?"

It is true at a certain extend, that those pretty ones get hooked first. And that's because guys look at the appearance first.

But in the end, it all goes back to the matter of the heart. Well..hello....everyone grows old. Hey, even if there's plastic surgery, botox and wat-not, we are ALL going to old. So, appearance is the first thing. But it aint something permanent.

Also, take a look at the phrase "Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder". Some would say that "she's not beautiful", some would say otherwise. So, it takes more than just the appearance. And everyone has their very own taste of what's beautiful and what's not.

Yes, yes. As man can be SO superficial-listic, as woman can be vain too. As a caller of Mix.fm said, if they (men) do not appreciate the looks, all the asset (money) will go to waste. Look at the amount of money and energy girls try to look their best. Talk about time-consuming too. Do you think it is easy lining ur eyelids in the morning? Or how painful it would be waxing your legs? Or even doing a Brazilian wax? That's waxing your ENTIRE body!!! And why would we (girls) even try to do that?

It aint easy to be a girl!

Nonetheless, that should not be the reason why a husband should divorce/sue the wife. I guess he felt cheated. Still...

If hair is that important, why not get married to the hair? Also, being in this holy matrimony, I am sure all conflicts or defects can be fixed. Always there's the technology. Always there's the understanding. Always there's hope and miracle.






Thursday, July 08, 2004
The One With The Interaction Skill 

I've kept quiet on this Akademi Fantasia thingy.. however upon reading a comment from a fan(atic), i couldnt hold it anymore..

Akademi Fantasia: Jangan persoal undian penonton
Saudara Pengarang,
SAYA terpanggil untuk memberikan komen tentang Akademi Fantasia 2 (AF2) rancangan berbentuk realiti yang diminati ramai. Saya juga ingin menyangkal terhadap pandangan sesetengah individu bahawa penonton sangat daif di dalam mengadili dan mengundi peserta.
..
Tidak timbul sama sekali soal simpati atau memandang paras rupa tetapi dalam masa yang sama mengetepikan soal bakat dan kemampuan berinteraksi. Jika diperhatikan sesetengah peserta belum teruji bakat dan kemampuan kerana ada sesetengah peserta diberi lagu yang sesuai dengan suara mereka tetapi dalam masa yang sama ada peserta lain sudah diuji dengan lagu daripada irama yang pelbagai seperti Adam yang diberi lagu KRU, Yassin dan Flybaits.

Read more??


Hell yeah?? Pelbagai irama?? kemahiran berkomunikasi?? My foot.. :P

I understand that it was based on her opinion.. but is it true?? Do you guys think so?? as he really tested with difficult song? heh.. with these kind of people no wonder somebody like 'Dambaan Pilu' can win..

well it is up to you and ur phonebills.. :D .. but or me, he is just a homesick-out-of-cigarette-fella..






Wednesday, July 07, 2004
The One Where Server Goes Up and Down 

Dear visitors,

Mind this improper display of this blog.. We're having problem with our 3rd party free web hosting aka geocities.. u wont get the original display of this blog until geocities back to normal..

This is error msg from geocities:


The web site you are trying to access has exceeded its allocated data transfer. Visit our help area for more information.
Access to this site will be restored within an hour. Please try again later.


p/s : ugggghhh.. i need my own web hosting..

p/s2 : back to normal at 1743 GMT + 8..






The One With the Lethal "I Love YOU" 

What happens if you are teased by people? How would you feel if people, total strangers passes stupid comments about something you do? or something you wear? Would you confront them? Would you just ignore them?

What do you expect when you said "I love you" to someone?

Should you ask another to say "I love you"?

If you see some 'romantic' or embarassing scene while you were out, would you start giggling among your friends?

How hazardous can it be..what is the consequence?

DEATH?!!!


Law student assaulted and killed in front of fiancé
BY ANDREW SAGAYAM

“I was ahead of Darren as we walked to the restaurant. When I turned back to ask him to hurry up, he said that if I wanted him to catch up, I should say that I loved him. When I said that I did, several of the men seemed to laugh at Darren and passing comments among them,” Goh said.

“This agitated Darren who then confronted one of them, asking them why the group had behaved in such a way,” she said, adding she pleaded with Kang not to approach the men.

“One of them got up from his seat and began swearing at Darren with several others joining in. Within seconds, four of them cornered Darren and began kicking and punching him repeatedly.

“Others used sticks and the rest used plastic chairs to hit Darren,” Goh said, adding that one of them even hit Darren with an iron rod.

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The One With The New Title 

Don't Stop

A mother told her daughter: "If someone sexually harasses you by touching your top part, you must shout "DON'T!". Touching your low part you must shout "STOP!".

Next day, the daughter came back crying home and told her mother she was sexually harassed.The mother was so angry and asked her why? "What happened my baby?"

"It was terrible mother, (sob) I was in the elevator when he came in.. and there were just the two of us.. Then he touched my top so I shouted "DON'T!"

"That is good", the mother commented.

"Then he touched my bottom and I shouted again "STOP!", the girl said wiping her tears.

"What happened then?? Did he tried to touch you again?", the concerned mother asked.

"He then touched my top and bottom at the same time and I told him "DON'T STOP!".

The mother fainted..


We've been looking for a new blog title for quite sometimes.. Inspired by the above joke, we decided to go on.. "No!!! Dont Stop.." - The edited version of quote by Mr Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849), Convinced ourselves, we seek not to convince.. will remain as the blog description.. Thanks to Pizzadude and FontFreak for 'Scratch my back' freeware font..






Tuesday, July 06, 2004
The One With 23-All-Stars 

After a shocking display, Greece grab more glory as their captain Theodoros Zagorakis won the player of Euro 2004.. The midfield and another 4 of his teammates also named in 23-all-stars of Euro 2004 by UEFA..

UEFA Euro 2004 All-Star Squad

Goalkeepers: Petr Cech - Czech Republic, Antonios Nikopolidis - Greece.

Defenders: Sol Campbell - England, Ashley Cole - England, Traianos Dellas - Greece, Olof Mellberg - Sweden, Ricardo Carvalho - Portugal, Georgios Seitaridis - Greece, Gianluca Zambrotta - Italy.

Midfielders: Michael Ballack - Germany, Luis Figo - Portugal, Frank Lampard - England, Maniche - Portugal, Pavel Nedved - Czech Republic, Theodoros Zagorakis - Greece, Zinedine Zidane - France.

Strikers
: Milan Baros - Czech Republic, Angelos Charisteas - Greece, Henrik Larsson - Sweden, Cristiano Ronaldo - Portugal, Wayne Rooney - England, Jon Dahl Tomasson - Denmark, Ruud van Nistelrooy - Holland.






The One With Nokia's Starlight Cinema 

We went to watch Shrek2 and Secret Window at Nokia's Starlight Cinema. It was held at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort.

A brief info on Nokia' Starlight Cinema...

It is Asia's Largest OutdoorCinema Festival, held from 4th June to 10th July 2004. Tickets are at RM10 per pax (for Tuesdays to Thursdays - 1 movie), RM15 per pax (for Fridays and Saturdays - 2 movies). Children under 12 are free of charge.
We went last Friday for free (Citibank Clear cardholders are free of charge every Fridays and 20% on other days).

At first, we did not expect to see the crowd. It was difficult to get a carpark (especially when we were there only 15 minutes before the show starts), so we had to park the car by the roadside. Still, it was quite a walk to the open-compound itself. Bukit Kiara specifically had an open compound dedicated to the Nokia Starlight Cinema. I think it was one of those riding ring. Still, the ring was packed. (Please bring your own tikar or something to sit on, and probably cushions and umbrella. They have food stalls there.)

Well anyway, we brought our dinner along and had it there. It was fun, watching the big screen and holding each other. And of course, I was constantly hungry, so my husband had to get some food for me. Well, not hungry actually, rather it was seeing people eating this and that...popcorns, nachos, ice creams...etc. Nyum nyum.

Once Shrek2 was finished (a great movie, should not miss this!!!), you can see kids running and enjoying themselves. It is not like the cinema where you have to literally get the kids to keep quiet or sit still or stop wanting to go to the toilet. Talking about toilet, probably the open air is not that cold. It was pretty hot that night, perhaps because it was going to rain. Which it did after Secret Window started for 20 minutes or so. Although we brought the umbrella and wat-not, we still decided to head home once it started raining. The irony bit was that, the rain stopped once we reached our car.

Well, there goes Secret Window. But for something free, it was okay that night. If we were to go again, we definitely would have come earlier. Get a nicer spot. Bring more knick knacks. And a lot of cushions.

Somehow it brought back the romantic feeling being with your man under the stars, with tiny drops of rain falling, watching a movie.










The One With Guys Just Wanna be 'Nakal' 

Heard on the radio (Mix.fm), on the way to work today. The topic was more of 'Has your circle of friends changed ever since you got married?'

A guy caller, married for 8 years, said something like "We (men) do not want to eat ikan kembung everyday. We just want to be 'nakal' (naughty)". This is very out of the topic, but...his statements were very 'interesting'.

The statement indicated that they (men) just want to be naughty by talking and being with another women (???). Nonetheless, he added that "But, we still go back to the same address." After that, he added again that "Never betray them (women), as they will never trust again if you do so".

How irony was that? I was wondering if he was saving his skin by the 2nd statement. And the 3rd statement??? How is it not betraying if you are 'eating' another ikan kembung??? Let me emphasis literally, EATING.

Or was he trying to say that he just want to have a different conversation with some other women? Would that be having lunch together? Or would that be dinner together? Or would that be just having 'business' talk elsewhere? Or i-dont-know?

I can rationalise seeing him discussing work stuff with colleagues of both sexes over lunch in a huge group and wat-not. But eating another ikan kembung? What if business talks becomes more 'business'? How can you ensure that you are not betraying your woman?

This is SO irony!!!






Monday, July 05, 2004
The One With The Greek Fairy Tale 

Once upon a time, there was a football team from Greece.. entering Euro tournament for the second time in their nation history.. They never win a single point from a major competition.. now they passed thru final round after top their group with Spain as runners-up.. they went into Euro 2004 with 80/1 odds... only small countries Switzeland n Latvia went after them (if i'm not mistaken)..

However, despite the underdog label.. they produced a heartbreak to the host nation during the opening match of Euro 2004.. won 2-1.. then held back Spain 1-1, before lost 2-1 to Russia.. they proceeded as a group A runner-up with a goal difference..

They had to face Cup holder France in the KO stage.. but then again with tight defensive and a good finishing, they won 1-0.. some said it was a miracle.. some said it just a one of.. heck.. they again defeated mighty Czechs 1-0 in semi-final..
Last night was the Final of Euro 2004.. Host nation Portugal once again met Greece, the only team that beat them in this competition. Portugal led by Brazillian Scolari wanted to repeat the history.. The last host nation went into final was France, in 1984 where they also emerged as champion. In 1988, Holland lost their first match against Soviet but they met again in the final and Holland won 2-0.. As for Greece led by German Rehhagel, Danes fairy tale when they came into tournament with a last-minutes call up replacing Yugoslavia and went all the way becoming Euro 1992 Champs need to be repeated..

Portugal fielded their best starting 11, with a-lone-striker-who-doesnt-score-any-goal Pauleta still playing.. Rui Costa could play in his last international jersey before call it a day.. Figo again wore the captain armband, leading Portugese army in the Final again after their 1991 Youth Cup champion..

Greece played without their inspiration captain Karagounis due to suspension replaced by Giannakopoulos.. Zagorakis as the Greek captain..

First half.. it was a tight game.. both teams tried not to conceed an early goal.. only couple of chances made.. the best when Portugese full-back Miguel sent a low drive forcing keeper Nikopolidis to dive for a block.. Miguel then had to be replaced by the ball-gave-away defender Paolo Ferreira due to injury.. Second half was more interesting with both teams exchanging attacks.. Greece were tough at the back.. they won a corner kick from the right side.. Basinas took the corner met by the head of French destroyer Charistaes, powefully sent in past Ricardo.. The host trembled.. A quick long ball into Greece box, Ronaldo escaped the offside trap, but he put it wide.. it was a one way traffic since then.. Once a while, Greece sent a counter.. Scolari brought in Rui Costa and Nuno Gomes in their attack.. Figo, Pauleta even defender Carvalho tried their luck but it was either wide or saved by Nikopolidis.. (the only one ended into the back of Greece's net was a fan.. )

With about five minutes to full time, a fan with Barcelona flag crushed in.. threw the flag to Figo and ran into Greece back of the net.. security officers had to pull him away.. that resulted to a 5-minutes added in the injury time.. still it wasnt enough to prevent Portugal to become the first host nation lost in a Euro Cup final.. Greece won the thropy, their captain Zagorakis grabbed the Man of the Match title..

1-0 they won against the Portugese.. many shock unbelieved.. many said it will never happen again.. but to them.. they have done it.. it is a fairy tale turns to reality.. it ends happily ever after
Final result:

Portugal 0
Greece 1 - (Charistaes 57')
(MoM : Zagorakis)


A Greece fan couldnt believe his eyes






The One With ALONG Came Little Sue 

Heheh.. after two weeks of waiting.. at last.. it finally aired.. and we managed to capture it using my Canon Powershot A80.. had a good laugh at it.. heheh..

Guys n gals, catch Along Bijak on TV2 every Saturday 10.30am.. esp our Little Sue.. heheh..


Syaza Nadrah as Little Sue






Friday, July 02, 2004
The One with Noritta & Hanif's Love Escapade 

As of yesterday, High Court Justice Abdull Hamid Embong ruled out that Shah Alam City Council engineer Hanif Basree Abdul Rahman was free to go.

Hanif, 37 was charged for the murder of Noritta Shamsuddin, a marketing executive of a private company and a part-time GRO of Damansara Intan's Crystal KTV. Noritta was found dead in her apartment, Puncak Prima Galleria Condominium, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. She was found dead naked on her matress, with her hands, legs and neck tied, and her mouth gagged. She was found dead at 4am, 5 December 2003 by her housemates, Nor Azora and Kenneth Yap. (Catch the chronology at Harian Metro)

By 22 December 2003, the police concluded their investigation and Hanif Basree was charged of murdering Noritta on the very same day. High Court Justice Abdul Hamid Embong ruled out that the prosecution had not made a prima facie case against Hanif. (Catch the whole article in theStar).

Thus, Hanif Basree is a free-man. For now! Nonetheless, as there would not be a Double Jeopardy kinda thing, it will be the Mahkamah Syariah next up.

With regards to Mahkamah Syariah, I am sure they will convict a number of people that is involved in this Noritta case. Aside from Hanif Basree, I am sure her housemate, Nor Azora is bound to find herself facing some charges and not forgetting the Muslim suspects that were involved with the deceased. This case, intentionally or unintentionally, brings out the worse in many people, it's like...buka pekung di dada...but inside of ownself, it is throwing everyone's secret right smack in the face of the public.

Talking about the public, it is one hell of a sensational case. It got the spotlight ever since 03:59:59 5 December 2003. Noritta's picture was published on the frontpage, her secrets out in the open in 5 months. Perhaps we can say that now know who is Noritta, yet the dead could not defend oneself.

And still, we dont really know what happened that day.

With the unreliable witnesses on the stand to the unthoroughly gathering of evidence, we are witnessing the flimsy work of our Law & Order. No doubt that our police department is shorthanded, nonethless, they should not have jeopardised the case. Not all items in the crime scene was taken into account. Again, no doubt our forensic team sits in the Chemistry Lab, but least or almost none are not the job at the crime scene level, in which they are not policeman (first to arrive at the crime scene), rather they are lab scientists who wait for the evidence to come to them. Given this to Gil grissom of CSI: Vegas, he could easily tore the crime scene layer by layer, uncovering every despictable aspect even to the smallest and tiniest thing. Of course, there wouldnt be anymore mystery to the case. No mystery smelling man. No mystery semen.

Talking about semen, how can you actually count how much sperms belong to a man? And how much isnt? Or how old is the sperm? If you have followed Noritta's trial (Catch the whole trial at theStar.), you would notice a flimsy act done by our forensic team (about a month ago). He concluded tht 60-70% of the sprem count in the deceased private part was Hanif's and Hanif was the last person that ejaculated into the deceased's private part. I dont know much about biology and forensic. But it still intrigues me on how such a conclusion can be made. Perhaps someone out there knows?!!!

Talking about biology and sperm. I think this is one hell of a case, as now the public is aware that we Malaysians can be pretty creative in bed, as there is a suspect that the deceased might have been dead because of sexual asphyxial. Talk about irony. Malaysians are so known to be traditional-like and wat-not. I am sure the older generation must have a shock of their lives listening to these sex talks in public. Well, we know for sure we Malaysians mostly have sex in our bedroom, but the methods might be different from the golden days. *wink

Talking about our Law & Order Department, I was glad to know that Hanif was freed, not that I was a supporter of Hanif, but rather because if the High Court decides otherwise, it would have lost my confidence towards our Governing Law and Jurisdiction Department. In my opinion, it was the police mistake right from the start. If only the Police have more specialised forensic team, if only they are reliable (no evidence lost in their hands), if only they work for the people instead for the government, if only they were given an appropriate pay (they dont have to find 'income' elsewhere). If and only if...

The bottomline is, something has to be done to the our Law & Order department. Make sure you (the Police) gather ALL the evidence, no matter how unimportant it might be. Make sure you (forensic team) analyse the evidence thoroughly. Make sure you (the Prosecutor) get all the facts right before charging an 'innocent' man.

And I am sure a lot can be learnt from this case:
1. Hanif shouldnt have dare fool around again. If it happens again, a different result will definitely catch you.
2. Dont fool around.
3. Be creative, but play safe.
4. God has a way to teach the people He loves. He is just showing us what is actually happening, and that we should learn from it.

And finally, the truth is out there. As Noritta's grandmother puts it, whoever committed the crime may escape judgement on earth but there would be no escape from God.

An act of desire and passion that went the wrong way!






The One With The Semi (part 2) 

It was a hot night.. electricity was just being restored.. Astro still down, may be due the power-lost.. I had to watch the game via normal VHF-only-not-so-clear-although-on-32th-floor centralized antenna.. (luckily on TV3)

"Begitulah, dalam pertandingan-pertandingan besar sebegini pastinya ada kejutan-kejutan yang akan dilakukan oleh sesetengah pasukan. Pada malam ini kita telah saksikan bagaimana pasukan yang dianggap underdog berjaya melakukannya.." - mimicking ABA
Heh.. That's not what he really said..

Czech Republic walked into the pitch as the Favourite while Greece, never won a single match in major tournament before Euro 2004 clearly was the Underdog, although they already defeated France and Portugal on their way to the Semi. Fairly, it was a well-balanced game. though in first few minutes of first half, it was all Czechs'.. they almost went ahead when Rosický's powerful strike just hit the crossbar.. Jankulovski had 2 shots on goal but keeper Nikopolidis managed to keep those out.. Czechs were unfortunate when their playmaker cum skipper had to be replaced by Smicer due to injury, before half-time.. Greece also got few opportunity through Vryzas and Karagounis..

Biggest upset for the Favourite when world best referee Pierluigi Collina,whom officiating his international match for the last time before retiring, failed to respond on Czechs' penalty shout when Koller appeared to be pulled down by a Greek defender. A cheecky 1-2 combination between Koller and Rosický should have end the game in full time. Only the former fired it wide. Tournament top scorer Baroš' solo effort to beat 3 defenders also ended the same. The stalemate forced the game into Silver goal extra-time.

Czechs looked all weary and their opponent took the advantage to hold most of ball possession in the first half of extra time. Greece nearly went ahead (2 times actually) through sub Giannakopoulos, but Cech blocked it well. Late on the 105th minutes, Greece won a corner, swung to the near post by substitute Tsartas, Dellas headed it in. Time was just enough for Czechs' kick-off. Greece won on a Silver Goal. They gonna meet host nation Portugal on Sunday.


Czech Republic 0
Greece 1 - Dellas (105+1')
Greece won via Silver Goal
(MoM :Dellas)








The One Where All Elevators Broke Loose 

Heh..What say you if you went back home tired.. sleepy from last nite stay-up.. ookiing forward to have a cat-nap.. upon arriving at your building.. all access to your unit (aka elevators) broke down.. i bet u must say.. "demmm it.. wtf.. **** ***.., buggers.. etc etc etc" That was what happened to me yesterday.. darn.. apparently some pipes burst on third floor flooded the elevators.. (sounds familiar don't you?? clue : Dark Water??) heh.. I was not gonna walk up 8 floor up and go down again for food.. so, waited for my Mrs and we went back to her parents' for dinner..

We went back around 9.30 pm and still no good news.. I didnt really think of myself.. but plz.. my wife is pregnant.. Why cant they fix it faster.. we are living in a so-called-condo.. but the management & services are Too Damn SuckSSSSS!! yup.. capital T, capital D, capital S, and lot of @$$e$$.. luckily they managed to restored electricity by 10.30pm.. we still able to watch football.. and looking on the bright sight.. things can become worse.. we dont live on the 31st floor, right.. :)







Thursday, July 01, 2004
The One With New York's Crime Lab 

Oh.. While browsing on CBS Show.. I got a hit into a new series scheduled to be on air this fall.. (but of course it gonna months on AXN).. It is gonna be another forensics investigators, now in New York.. CSI : NY, they called it.

About The Show

CSI: NY stars Academy Award-nominee, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise and Emmy Award-nominee Melina Kanakaredes in a crime drama about forensic investigators who use high-tech science to follow the evidence and solve crimes in The Big Apple. Det. Mack "Mac" Taylor (Sinise) is a dedicated and driven crime scene investigator who believes that everything is connected and for everyone there is a story. He and his partner, Det. Stella Bonasera (Kanakaredes), a workaholic and a jack-of-all-trades, share a passion for the job....
Well.. After the big-hit of C.S.I.:Crime Scene Investigation, they already produced another CSI team.. CSI:Miami.. I watched it and tried to like it.. but.. well i dont like changes.. CSI : Vegas still the best.. All CSI:Vegas (on-field) members (except for Lab Tech, Greg) are already in CSI level 3.. whereas Miami team, one of them still in level 2 and another in level 1.. David Caruso as Lieutenant Caine is far from beyond compared to William Petersen's character as entomologist Gill Grissom.. there's something about the latter's charismatic i guess.. i dunno.. and somehow i dont like Calleigh Duquesne.. who talks like one typical blonde if you know what i mean..

Lets wait on the impact of this CSI:NY.. whether or not they can catch our eyes and glue our **** on the couch.. we'll see..

p/s: hope this wont inspire Dato' Yusoff Haslam to produce UFKL (Unit Forensik KL) :)






The One With The Semi (part 1) 

Whoaaa.. *(still sleepy).. OLÉ!! Host Nation Portugal set their place in the Euro 2004 Final with 2-1 win against previous tournament semi-finalist Netherlands. The last host nation to qualify for final was France led by Platini in 1984. (They also emerged the Champion)

The game was interesting, both teams exchange attacks but Portugal got the first goal. On 26th minute, Pauleta won a corner, Deco delivered it well into the middle, unmarked Ronaldo headed the ball in. He later was booked for taking-off-shirt-goal-celebration. Netherlands quickly recovered. They pressed from the left, Davids was deflected and arrived to Overmars to freely volley it.. only over the bar.. (quoting the commentator : Overmars over bar!!) Unlucky.. after that, Overmars passed a through-ball, and Nistelrooy put it in.. but flag was up for offside.. Figo's outstanding solo effort then just hit the far post.. after first half whistle gone, still 1-0 to Portugal..

Advocaat desperate for equalizer, switched Overmars for Makaay, and Bouma for van der Vaart.. But it was Portugal who got another goal. Again from a corner-kick, quickly taken by Ronaldo, passed it to Maniche and the midfield fired an astonishing strike from left edge of the box, ended into the far corner of van der Saar's goal. 2-0.

Five minutes after the 2nd goal, Netherlands got their lifeline. Robben combined with van Bronckhorst and the latter's cross to van Nistelrooy got diverted by defender Andrade into his own net. Late in second half Netherlands got a freekick on the edge of the box. Sub van Hooijdonk just managed to hit the wall..

Portugal will meet the winner of Greece-Czech Republic game tonight. Final will be played early Monday morning Malaysia time.. Final result:

Portugal 2 : Ronaldo (26'), Maniche (58')
Netherlands 1 : Andrade (63' og.)
(MoM : Figo)