Thursday, November 20, 2008

Meetoto.com - Your Casual OG

Introduction comes first, meetoto.com is a web-based casual online game. What do I mean by web-based? It means the only thing you required to play the game is a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc). It doesn't require you to download any application or game client in order to run the game. What you need to do are create a new account and then log into http://www.meetoto.com/. It's that simple!

To tell you the truth, meetoto.com is really a casual game eventhough there are experience and level system but they mean nothing except for your "viewing pleasure". What you do in the game is walking around with your cute little avatar and make friends, queue up to go up on the K-stage to sing where your audience will give you votes, even comments (both good and bad, and sometimes evilish).

There are numerous places with K-stage. The most common ones are the 3 parks, where each park can stuff in 100 players at most. If you feel that those parks are a bit too crowded, you can also go sing inside one of the 20 K-rooms, where each lounge support up to 20 players only. Players also can book K-lounges (up to 70 players in one lounge) with meeCoins (the in-game currency which you can earn through votes, mini games, etc) to organize some competitions or games.

Each player is given an apartment room at start where you are left on your own to decorate or just leave it empty. Players can buy furnitures or a KTV set (so you can sing in your room) with meeVouchers (can be purchased with real money, top-up cards, SMS, etc). Besides that, players can also create their own family. Family is like a guild in any other MMORPG. However, in meetoto.com, family is more like a gathering of players with similar interests and the likes, since there is no party-leveling killing monsters all those kind of things in meetoto.com.

There are a lot more to find out for yourself in meetoto.com as I'm becoming lazy to continue typing this entry. In short, meetoto.com is a place for people who likes singing and enjoy music. It is also a place with a lot of unfound talents because I have heard a lot of good singers and some of them even can play piano or guitar while singing. Last but not least, a piece of advice, it's very casual and if you are a MMORPG hardcore gamer, this game means no fun for you.

Find me in-game,
Meetoto IGNs:
大魔头spooky (BANNED)
嗯咯坏念头 (LATEST)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

14 Cruel Ways of Ant's Death

蚂蚁14残酷死法

Ant's Deaths - starved to death living with a poor family...
- 寄穷人篱下饥俄而死。。。

- stepped on by a human's foot on its way home...
- 回家途中被人踩死。。。

- pressed on by a finger on its way to find its mate...
- 寻找爱人途中被人手指按死。。。

- rolled over by a vehicle when crossing the road...
- 过马路时被车撞死。。。

- fall down from a skyscraper and turned into pieces...
- 从摩天大楼坠落变成粉身碎骨。。。

- get killed by thunder...
- 被雷劈中而死。。。

- choked to death inside a tissue paper...
- 被卫生纸包住窒息而死。。。

- poisoned by insecticide...
- 被杀虫剂毒死。。。

- get tied to death by rubber band...
- 被塑胶带绑死。。。

- cut into half by a knife when dancing in the kitchen...
- 在厨房跳舞时被刀一切为二。。。

- cut into many pieces by getting thrown onto a table fan...
- 被丢向电风扇切成无数片块。。。

- legs/arms get cut off one at a time slowly...
- 慢慢被五马分尸残酷无情地死。。。

- cooked with candlewax during mooncake festival...
- 中秋节时和蜡一起被煮。。。

- home got drowned by a 2-year-old drooling baby...
- 窝巢被两岁小朋友的口水淹没。。。

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

When Richass Has Got Nothing To Do

Wonder what a super-duper rich person with lots of free time at hand can do? I've just read from the forum a player who controls 36 characters in a World of Warcraft's 36-players-dungeon-raid all by himself. His ID name is Bradster. This richass would need to pay USD5,711(RM20.9k) annually just for the 36 WoW accounts. When the Wrath of Lich King expansion is released, he has to pay USD1,500(RM5.5k) in order to buy a set of 36 expansion packs. To be able to play all these 36 characters at the same time (for leveling, questing, and also mass dungeon raid), he uses 11 CPUs, installed Octopus 1.3.2 in order for a CPU to open several game (WoW) agents simultaneously, CT_MapMod to set automated tasks for the characters, ClassIcons to display a designated job icon for each character to diffirentiate them easily, and SSPVP2 runs as a timer in the background.

richass' equipments for controlling 36 WoW characters simultaneously


Source: pictures taken from http://game.xunlei.com/

Monday, October 13, 2008

一些工作时的趣事

已经连续工作三个星期了,今天才有机会休息。我的工作是当一名推销员,卖的是Arnold Palmer男装。每个星期我都得换地点工作的,因为我是负责Sale Fair的。上两个星期在IOI Mall Jusco, 后来是在KL SOGO那里。

发现做这份工作会常遇到许多有趣的同事,从陌生人直到认识他们,有了点感情后却无奈地要和他们告别了,因为各自都会到不同地方的Sale Fair去站岗,而我都会对他们依依不舍。我想如果我做久了后,人生的过客量也开始猛增,我是否会把悲欢离合不再当作一回事呢?我会变得无情吗?我也发现在IOI Mall工作的最后那几天,我有点不拾得离开那里到KL SOGO站岗。虽然车脚费公司会缴付,但那时的我很排斥要到那么远的地方工作,当时还听说那里人来人往,很忙碌的。刚开始在KL SOGO那里还真的蛮想回去IOI Mall做多几天,奇怪的是,前几天开始我却不想离开了,因为到了那里才知道并不会很忙碌,而且更不会闷死,时间过得也特别快。在那里我跟几位同事还说谈得上,而且还是有说有笑的那一种,工作变成了游乐,哈哈!

工作时还会遇上一些有趣的人,例如那天看见两位老伯伯,都是上了年纪的,他们之间的友情真的很令我佩服。不但如此,两位都很会搞笑,很有幽默感。一位是要来买衣服的,另一位则是陪老友来买。买衣服的那一位选了要买的衣服后,问我在哪里可以试穿看看靓不靓,另一位在我还没来得及开口就插嘴说到:(广东话)"吾晒试啦,衰人穿衰件衫啦,边度会靓咧?",当时我真的傻眼了,他的笑话竟然那么绝!买衣的那位更厉害,他向我说:(广东话)"渠讲你地件杉系衰衫,告渠,我撑你!",弄到我不知如何反应才好。后来买衣服的那位拍拍我的肩旁笑着对我说他们开玩笑而已,别当真。我是没有当真啦,只是被他们的半世纪友谊和那幽默感被吓到而已。。。

如果在自己住的地方附近打工,会常看到熟人,我赞同这看法。我的确好几次在工作时遇到几位邻居和朋友。可是,连住在接近200km远处的亲戚朋友,也被我在IOI Mall碰到,你说是不是很有缘呐?他们是我母亲故乡里(Raub, Pahang)的亲戚朋友,趁小孩子放假来吉隆坡玩。没想到他们会在那天去IOI Mall还遇见我,虽然一年只见一次面,但他们都认得出我。。。首先说我很面熟,后来认出我来了。工作时我穿的是全身黑色的西装,他们说我变帅了,我知道那只是随口赞赞而已,可是还是有点得意。其中一位还跟我买了几件衣服回去,只可惜我这份工没commission拿呀!

有好多趣事还想继续分享,只可惜我不喜欢打长篇“小说”,就到此为止了。

Sunday, September 21, 2008

SPORE - A Revolutionary Game by EA

Ever played Black & White by Lionhead Studio and felt disappointed for Black & White 2 published by EA? Now, a revolutionary game titled "SPORE" will fulfill your dream to be the creator. A concept somewhat different from Black & White, but yet let you to be the creator of your own universe. SPORE let you create your own creature and then evolve it in 5 different stages - Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization, and Space. Watch the trailer below and find out more for yourself at http://www.spore.com/.



It is a fun game, the proof is I'm already playing it!

Monday, September 08, 2008

50年后大马又起种族冲突?

相信有关心大马政治的朋友们都知道最近发生的事。自从大选后,我国的政治就起了种种大大小小的变化与问题。现在我们又得面对种族之间的冲突,只因为某人大胆、没考虑后果、无经过大脑的言语,让其他种族和社会人士感到不满以及被侮辱。这某某人的名字也不必我来告诉大家了,随便翻开这几天的报纸都会有意无意地念到几次!

虽然我们都知道在大马的马来人都有他那样的想法,可是有史以来有哪个能像他那样大胆、没考虑后果、无经过大脑的诉说出来?!我真的很“佩服”这位政治家,他不但没有想过这事闹大后对国家的名声和发展会带来多大的负面影响,他还不懂得在事情还没闹大前向大家道歉,还多加几句来反驳华人,说他并不需要道歉,因为他是对的,华人是当年外国统治者用不公平手段弄进来的寄居民,马来人才是真正的土著,还反要马华的某某人向他道歉,还劝告巫统不要为此事帮助华人而伤害到槟城州的马来同胞而失去下次选举的支持票。他竟敢威胁他自己的治党。。。我真的“佩服”得五体投地,我呸!

虽然华人的确是外来者,但这并不代表我们就不是马来西亚的一份子。这50年来,我国三大种族都以互相礼让的精神相处,这也是国父的意愿啊!只是没想到独立51年后就有人搞鬼,要再次把马来人和华人划清界线,搞不好还会闹出当年513的血光之灾呐!就是因为某某人的无知、愚蠢的言语举动让我国无法专心发展成先进国,迈向2020年的宏愿。 我国在那联合国闻名的多元种族化政治就快要变成笑柄了。。。我国难道就要这样败在他的手里吗?!

P.S. 大考到了,政治的事只能看,管不着,还是专心读书吧~

Monday, August 25, 2008

雨季又来临喽!

我的公元2008年之雨季记录
雨季期间:星期三(20.8)至星期六(06.9),共18天
更新1(27.8):雨天已延续了8天8夜(注:不是下一整天哦)
更新2(29.8):已经2天没有下雨了,2天都是阴天,低温。
更新3(30.8):太阳现身了一阵,温度好似上升时,雨又下起来了!
更新4(06.9):这次雨天又延续了8天8夜(注:并不是下一整天哦)
更新5(09.9):已经3天没有下雨了,3天太阳都若隐若现,低温。

children of rain

我和雨天

雨天 我从以前就喜欢上了你
雨天 你让我有许多非常回忆
好些事情都曾发生在雨季
它们对我有着一定的意义

还记得 小时候 住的是排屋
每当下起雨时 屋顶都会传出
滴答滴答的声音 温暖 又舒服
有个家 很幸福 感觉被保护

还记得 在幼稚园 那场雨天
小朋友们 微笑 就在彼此的脸
玩过雨水的小手 把我的手牵牵
对世情毫无顾虑 开心过每一年

还记得 我六年级 雨季来临
对某些事情 抱着一颗 好奇的心
不知何故 大家心里 都想谈恋爱
那时的女生 都说会打篮球 就是帅

到了中学 雨天 还是伴我成长
学长团训练营那时 雨下了一场
当时午夜三更 也没地方好躲
与兄弟们 在外淋雨 一起度过

我就是那么喜欢雨天
听着滴答滴答的雨点
说出我对雨天的心思
写出我和雨天的故事

誠 上

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Beijing '08 Olympics Badminton Final

Just a couple of hours ago, the men's s singles gold medal match of Badminton in Beijing Olympics '08 was ended disappointedly for all Malaysian fans. The gold medal was just one step away from grab but Lee Chong Wei has had to face his toughest opponent - Lin Dan from China, after defeated Lee Hyunil from Korea last Friday in a close match. The dream of all Malaysian fans was broken after two terribly lost games in-a-row (21-12, 21-8). It was an overwhelming victory for Lin Dan.

Aftermath
Lee Chong Wei has done many mistakes in the match. A lot of outside balls, undernet and Lin Dan was able to take advantage of Chong Wei's weakness. These two athletes are currently the top 2 shuttlers in the World and they have faced each others several times before this. Today, it seems that it isn't a day for our favourite athlete. Thus, Malaysia got away with just a silver medal in Beijing '08 Olympics for Badminton...

Tear of our Star
Will this be the last time they face each others? I have heard for 3 of our shuttlers, this is the last time they would be participate in Olympic games. Will we be still seeing them in Thomas Cup? I wonder...

More photos at www.nbcolympics.com

Friday, August 08, 2008

Alternative Login For IMs

Having problem logging in your usual instant messenger? Now, there are several websites that allow you to log in your favourite IMs like MSN messenger (currently known as Windows Live messenger), YIM (Yahoo! Instant Messenger), AOL (American Online messenger) and GTalk (Google Talk), MySpace messenger etc.

Those websites serve as an alternative mean to connect using your usual IM account. You don't have to register for them as they are not another IM. These websites come handy when your usual IM is not working or stop working, probably due to traffic conjestion or it has joined the dark side.


It can be very frustrating when you want to get some important messages sent to your friends on-line but you can't because your IM is not letting you sign in. Although another solution to that problem is by sending an e-mail or SMS, your lazy friends may not open their mailbox and check for any new e-mail as soon as they receive it and your phone account probably just expired and can't make any call/SMS.

Then, that's the time when those websites become your most valuable friends. They may not be as good as your usual IM since most of them do not allow you to send file over to your friends, they do not let you draw picture, they do not let you save chat logs, they do not let you keep event history, they have ugly interface and many other features are not available in them. However, when your "best friend" (your usual IM) is not in the mood of letting you sign in and you now have those websites as an alternative mean of staying connected with your on-line buddies, how could you ask for more? Not satisfied? Then keep trying to connect with your usual IM.

Examples of those websites:
http://www.meebo.com/
http://www.iloveim.com/
http://www.ebuddy.com/

P.S. Today is Beijing Olympic 2008 opening day!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

MSN Was Acting Weird

I hate it when everything don't go according to plan. Not that I don't like surprises but too many problems popping up suddenly isn't really what I want. Everytime something unusual or something unexpected happens, I'm always in panic mode for the first moment. It could take me awhile to get back to myself and look for solution, or just stay calm and do nothing at all.

昨天MSN不知何故耍脾气不肯让我连接。。。
有时我真的弄不明白,为何事情总是不随我意;
很多事情都不能像我所想的那么完美、那么直接;
所发生的事情往往都是失意多过得意。

最近追看着中国版的电视连续剧《鹿鼎记》,之前看过了两个不同的版本,记得有一个是陈小春演的。这不是重点。重点是,我真的不敢相信韦小宝如何能那么机警、那么能见机行事、化险为夷;他的头脑转得超快!假如我是当时的韦小宝,我看今日就没有《鹿鼎记》好演了,哈哈!

自己发现很多在身边所认识的人,
大部分都只是生命里擦肩而过的路人,
也有一部分的人会暂时成为你的贵人,
可是就只有一小部份的人,
会永远守候在你左右。

《鹿鼎记》里的韦小宝和康熙是青梅竹马,他们俩都曾经以为对方将会永远陪伴在自己身旁,直到离开人世的那一天。可惜当时的韦小宝因为不想出卖他的师父以及天地会的兄弟们所以只好抗旨,最后不但没能救到他的师父(被姓郑的臭小子从背后插了致命的一刀),他与康熙的友情也从此隔了一层雾。虽然康熙看在他们俩以前的友情份上,绕过韦小宝的性命,但韦小宝也逃不过一生躲避的命运。不知是福是祸,他的七个老婆都一直没有离开过他,跟随他到天涯海角。之后的事情除了天、地、他与他的七个老婆之外,谁也不晓得了。我想有七个老婆十多个孩子,就算拥有什么清朝明朝的宝库,日子也不会怎么好过吧!呵呵~

Saturday, May 17, 2008

被笑話抓走的小孩

不知不覺地又過了一個星期,不過呢這個星期比上個星期好多了!看了好幾部戯,當然不是全部在電影院看啦,沒那麽多錢嘛~ 但是今天上網志其實不是爲了介紹好戲,等下次有空才一一和你們分享吧!(笑)

相信每個父母親都一樣,每當他們出門時都會擔心孩子在家裏會發生什麽事,吩咐孩子有事就要打手提電話給他們;又或者提醒孩子沒有事就不要亂開門給別人進屋。就那天當我的媽咪出門前像平常一樣說了一句話而被我聯想到了另一個笑話。(自喜)

今天又來講個笑話吧!(冷)

媽媽:寶貝,媽媽要出去上班咯!
小孩:哦,拜拜媽咪~
媽媽:記得如果有人來敲門,沒有事千萬不要開門,知道嗎?
小孩:嗯,知道了!

媽媽出去不久后,有個人來敲門。

客人:請問有人在家嗎?
小孩:有,可是你可以先告訴我你有四千萬嗎?
客人:爲什麽呢?
小孩:因爲媽媽說沒有四千萬不要開門啊!

40m - drawn by James
P.S. 重點是小孩把“沒有事千萬”聼成“沒有四千萬”了。

Friday, May 09, 2008

當笑話遇上拉曼大學

哇,破紀錄了嘢!才隔一天我又來更新我的部落格了,而且是一個無人拜訪(連過路客的影子都沒見到半個)的孤獨部落格,可見我在期考后是多麽的悠閒啊~ (悶)

在家裏除了與MSN網友聊個有的沒的以外,就是整天躺在床上看著天花板胡思亂想;就昨天晚上臨睡前給我想到了一個超冷的笑話。(自喜)

問你唷,馬來西亞大學簡稱“馬大”、台灣大學呢則簡稱“台大”、那麽拉曼大學豈不就是叫作“拉大”嘍?沒想到自己現在就讀的大學竟是“拉大”的!(笑)

昨天晚上還對自己想到的笑話傻傻地笑了好幾分鐘。。。有夠無聊吧!

Toilet - drawn by James

Thursday, May 08, 2008

別來無恙吧!

嗨~ 有一陣子沒有動過我的部落格嘍~

不知道爲什麽今天卻心血來潮想update一下,而且還用繁體中文來打字。。。(嚇)

上學期的期考終于在前天結束了。呼,有夠難過的!不過都已經盡力了啦,考出來的成績不管有多爛都不會有什麽藉口了,只能怪自己笨吧!(衰)

考完試了,在家裏無所事事,一天到晚只在電腦前打一些無聊的綫上遊戲,升級都升到我快瘋了!真的好想找幾位知心出去聊聊天、逛逛街之類的,或者是獨自一個人去看電影。 總之啊,不用呆在家裏做什麽都行!

期考那時因爲壓力有點太大,所以看了一部我MSN網友所介紹的連續劇來疏解壓力。還蠻舊一下的,是去年四月尾在臺灣播放的“18禁不禁”。故事真的很不錯看哦!也不知何時開始喜歡上了裏面的其中一位女演員 -- 家寧(戯裏頭演‘又佳’的那位)。人真的超正點的呐!不信自己去看看。活潑可愛、聲音又甜美的,好希望以後能找到像她那樣的女朋友,最好就是她本人,嘻嘻~ (我承認我是有點變態啦)

好了,打繁體中文字比我想象中還要難嘢~ 今天就到此爲止咯!(揮手)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Why I like love 1st April

I'm loving 1st April.
It's a new start for some people.
It's the salary day for the workers.
For everyone else, it's April's FOOL!
I get to tell small lies without feeling guilty.
I get to fool my friends without getting scolded.
...and I get fooled by my friends but still laughing.
...but those are NOT the reasons why I love 1st April.

It's because 1st April is the 1st day of the month,
and that means...McSundae Cone costs only 50sen!

This Sundae Cone promotion has just started this month.
...this is NOT an April's Fool trick by me or by McDonalds.


More information can be obtained from:
http://www.mcdonalds.com.my/highlights/conepromo.asp

I LOVE 1ST APRIL! I'm loving it!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Sign From The Author

I'm still alive, alive and still kicking!

Q: This blog hasn't been updated for weeks, why?
A: I have been very busy with reports and tests lately.

Q: Seriously? How could those stop you from spending only 30 minutes a week on posting an entry?
A: Alright, alright. I admit I was lying. Reports were easy, copied from friends last minute, and I failed most of my tests because I didn't study much... [censored] [censored] [censored]

Q: So? What has been stopping you?
A: CabalSEA.

Enough said. Addiction to any MMORPG is inevitable, and it is extremely fatal because it takes most of my time away! I have been staring my laptop screen for at least 6 hours daily. Addiction to any MMORPG not only take away my precious time that I could have used to study for my tests, but it also affect my healthy lifestyle. I'm doomed! DOOMed~

Anyway, this addiction is contagius especially to those with XY chromosomes. I'm currently playing with an old buddy of mine and is very active in game so those who wish to join us please go visit www.cabalsea.com and sign up for it. It's free to download, free to play and free to be infected! (check the system requirements first though)

My CabalSEA Details
Server: Venus
Character: Momentum
Class: Force Archer
Level: 60 and still going up
More info after we meet in game!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Malaysian 12th General Election

Yea, it's on this coming 8th of March. Unfortunately, I still have 1 year and 3 months more before I am eligible to vote in the General Election, and that also means I won't be voting until the next one (4 years later). Those who have reached the age of 21 should have registered to be a voter by now, if not then that's too bad.

Several days ago I joined a network site called Facebook. It's another network just like Friendster but with different focus. The later one focus on profile customization (where you design a template for your own profile or get it from a source) while the former one focus on the interactive applications (where users can interact with each others by playing games or exchanging gifts). Another difference between them is Facebook actually uses Javascript so users can easily drag the contents wherever or however they want them to show in their lovely profile. Nonetheless, both are equally addictive and a quite efficient way to search for unknown strangers to be your friends (usually on-line friends).

The best application in Facebook that I have added so far is the
Friends for Sale! application. This application allows its users to buy and sell their friends as pets. Now friends can be bought with money. No, I really mean it! Not real money though, it's with the in-game cash. Each user started of with a value of $500 in-game money and when someone buy him/her the value will increase by a set percentage. So, the more times the pet switches his/her owner the higher value he/she has. You earn in-game cash buy inviting more friends everyday and by logging in every after 4 hours. So you have continuous source of income. So far the pet with highest value is $112 million in-game money, can you believe it?! I'm only worth $880 in-game money now. If you have added this application, please buy me!!!

Ooops, 2 out-of-topic paragraphs. Sorry for that HeHe. I'm not begging for your forgiveness because I did that on purpose LoL Anyway, back to the General Election. These 50 years Barisan National has always got the majority votes. The only explaination from me is that the people don't know how to vote...just kidding, but yeah, the following is a joke too:

My explaination:
Malaysian do not know what should they write or draw on the voting ballot they get during the election day. Most of them are actually supporters of the opposition parties.

Experiment:
A die-hard fan of opposition parties was asked to do something on the voting ballot with the pen we just gave her. Another supporter of BN was asked to do the same thing too.

Result:
The die-hard fan of opposition parties ticked besides the logo of the party she wants to vote for. The other one crossed besides the BN logo.

Discussion:
What do you think about the picture below? Which one is valid?

Malaysian General Election
If your answer is the 2nd one (with a tick) is a valid vote then you have very little knowledge of voting. The right way to do it is actually put a cross inside the box next to the party/candidate you want to vote for.

Conclusion:
The die-hard fans of opposition parties really don't know how to vote. BN is going to get the majority votes again.


Hopefully, with this experiment we have done here, those who didn't know how to cast a valid vote have know the way now...just kidding! I know only a very small tiny little portion of Malaysian don't know how to vote, right? Please do not take the conclusion made above seriously.

So, now, which will you vote for, Friendster or Facebook?

Ooops, I mean the BN or the opposition?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Beat Me In This Nut Typing Speed Test!

76 words You know you gotta beat me in this nut!

Additional information:
You reached 318 points,
so you achieved position 83615 of 689878 on the ranking list.
You type 407 characters per minute
You have 76 correct words and
you have 1 wrong words

Tips:
1) Give it your best shot at first try. Of course, you can try it as many times as you want but it will most probably get worse because of fatigue.
2) Try typing without looking at the keyboard if you can.
3) Try using as many fingers as you can!
4) Press "SPACEBAR" instead of "ENTER" to jump to the next word.
5) Forget about "BACKSPACE", just ignore mistakes and continue typing!
6) Pray you beat the hell out of me...and be honest too.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Edison Chen: The Nut Scandal

Note: The dialogues below are fictional and thus shall not be taken seriously by anyone. Any real life incidents that clashes with this is and must be just a coincidence.

Over 1,300 pictures of 12 actresses revealed by someone called himself "Kira" (a character in the movie and anime series titled "Death Note") on-line and it is believed there are still more to come. The photos were leaked out because of Edison's faulty laptop and when he sent it to workshop.


Favourite quote from our "lemon" (Lingam's scandal): "He sounded something like me, he looked something like me, but I can say it's not 100% me." All statements made by Lingam have so far been plain stupid and are obvious lies. Why can't he be more honest like Chua Soi Lek?

肥姐 (沈殿霞) has past away on 19th February 2008. Cause of death: Diabetes. Her absence is a great loss to HK entertainment. May her soul rest in peace.

Back to the Edison's scandal. Edison has went back to Hong Kong from America and apologized to all HK citizens in a conference. He decided to step out of HK entertainment. Rumour says the marriage of Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung may not survive for long. The victim of course is their new born baby. Bobo Chan's wedding was called off. Twins' Gillian Chung had many of her sponsorship withdrawn. The concert by Twins in Hong Kong is cancelled due to this event. The cancelled concert would wreck many people’s jobs, and one or two companies, who are involved in the organising. The damage done by this scandal is huge!

Hmm, a lot of things happenning since last year's December. Started of with Chua's sex tape and Lingam's scandal followed by this Edison's. Our national general election is coming, after the U.S.'s.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Malaysian's TV Ads of CNY '08

I hope it's not too late to post about this because there are still 3 more days before the official end of CNY (年十五). Below are some of the TV advertisements I watched during this year's CNY which I think are quite meaningful. If you haven't watch them all, watch them here.

CNY 2008 - Reunion Dinner by Petronas Malaysia
It's a blessing to be able go home for reunion dinner on CNY eve. Go home and have reunion dinner with your family, if you can.

CNY 2008 - Busy "Bo Eng" by Kurnia Insurance Agency
Sometimes are we really busy, or we just make it an excuse? The person almost couldn't make it to home for one more time...

CNY 2008 - Wong's Martial Art by TV3
"Biarpun berbeza pendapat, air dicincang tidak akan terputus". Wong Fei Hung spoof. Quite "无厘头".

CNY 2008 - Gangster by Perodua Automobile
A quite funny one. No matter how 'bad' a person is, they still and should at least show respect to their elders. Family comes first.

Actually, there is one more TV advertisement on Astro one but I couldn't find it. It's a phone conversation between a father and son. The father actually lie to his son about what he is doing everyday at hometown. He tells his son that he is happy living at home and there are many friends and things to do. His son suggests to install Astro at home but his father says "Like that ah, no need la, you're so busy". Hope you know which ad I mean.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine, who?

Every year, on this day, 14th of February, couples will be going out for a date and usually they will exchange presents. We call this day as Valentine's day. Alright, no history here so you gotta search Yahoo or whatever to learn more about this person named St. Valentine.

My Valentine's day this year? Same o' same. I'm still single.

Valentine's Day HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Nut Year of Rat...You Sure?

Yes, you're correct if you say 2008 is the year of Rat in lunar calander. So, why hamsters are being kept as lucky pets this year instead of rats? Simple question and it should be answered by yourself:

Which will you choose to keep as a pet?

Hamster

Hamster (above) or Rat (below)

RatBTW, the mascots of the year 2008?

Mickey and Minnie

Of course, they are the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse!

Also, don't forget about the white mices (guinea pigs). Their sacrifices have been significant to our medical system. Do you know that there is one white mice tested and killed for every single experiment related to drugs?

Guinea Pig

Why cute things like white mices have to go through all these?!

Guess what, this year when I receive "ang pao" (红包) from my uncles and aunts I just say to them 新年快乐 (happy new year) instead of 恭喜发财 ("gong xi fa cai") and I found out that they actually look happier...was it just me or they really felt happier? Guess I will try it out again next year...for both and see which is best then I will stick to it for many years to come LoL

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

One Last Entry Before Lunar New Year

Although my nuclear family members are Catholic Christians, we still celebrate Chinese New Year with our relatives because we are all Chinese. If you ask me what is popular during CNY besides ang pao, I would say food and I mean lots of food. During the CNY eve Chinese families are gathered with their members to have a dinner together on a big round table. Whenever or wherever you go during CNY people will serve you with cookies and snacks. I personally don't like most of the cookies in CNY. I only prefer a few over so many choices. What my mum bought this year don't really interest me which is good for me because I need to maintain or otherwise lose my weight. Cookies that my mum bought home for this CNY

CNY Cookies
Cookies that my mum bought home for CNY this year

One of them was half empty
One of them was half empty already...cause it's not sealead HEHE

My mum actually scolded the "big rat" (大老鼠) who ate the cookies before CNY. Note that the "big rat" wasn't referred to me...cause I don't really like that type of cookies. It was my 2nd younger sister HEHEHE

More CNY Cookies
More CNY cookies...supply for one year???

Of course, fried shrimp cake (炸虾饼, I don't know what it's called in English) is very popular during CNY too besides cookies and Coke. So, last week my mum bought some unfried shrimp cake and put it on the floor of our apartment's balcony so that they get to enjoy the sunbathe...LoL no, it's part of the process to let them dry before frying them.

Unfried Shrimp Cakes Sunbathe
Unfried shrimp cakes were enjoying the sunbathe...summer already?

Upclose view of unfried shrimp cake
Upclose view of the unfried shrimp cake

If you are wondering why the shrimp cakes are so small compared to the ones you have eaten last year, that is because they will only get BIG when fried. Again, of course my mum doesn't have time to fry them yet but she has already promised my younger sister and brother that they will be fried before this year's CNY ends.

A Box of Mandarin Oranges
We haven't forget about Mandarin Oranges, have we?

What else for CNY? Would CNY be CNY without Lion Dance (舞狮)? Of course not. Lion Dance is a Chinese tradition and this guardian creature is known to bring people good fortunes. How about Lion Dance combined with a cup of Starbucks' coffee, hmm? Here's some photos taken at IOI Mall Puchong infront of the Starbucks on the past Sunday.

Lion + Starbucks
Even Lion desires Starbucks' coffee, no?

You jump I jump
"You jump, I jump"

Cute Lions
"Come, girl, it's your turn now" (so cute ><)

Lions kissing
"You did it! Come, darling reward you with a kiss" (aww)

Lions stuck
"Wow, we are surrounded by crowd. Aren't we famous?"

Lastly, I wish everyone has a wonderful Chinese New Year celebration. Remember to drink a lot of mineral water, eat less fried food and cookies, drink less carbohydrated beverages or beers, eat very few Mandarin Oranges. Stay healthy and I'll see you next year!

P.S. All photos were taken with my Motorola E1000 mobile phone's 1.2 megapixel ONLY camera with no auto-focus. It's time for me to get a 6.0 megapixel digital camera or maybe not.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Review on Cloverfield (2008)

If you haven't read Cloverfield's synopsis, watch its trailer, or know one or two things about it then perhaps you may think that Cloverfield is a romantic love story or a nice, inspirational movie. You can even picture something like the illustration below:

Cloverfield - drawn by James with MS PaintCloverfield - drawn by James with MS Paint

Now, I don't mean to spoil your premature thought about the movie but I just want to tell you the truth that this movie does not have beautiful sceneries as its background. However, Cloverfield is a movie about monster attacking the "infamous" New York city or in another name, Manhatten. Yes, another New York's disaster, though not natural disaster (The Day After Tomorrow), it's now supernatural. Of course, it's like the old movie Godzilla except that we are now watching it from the point of view of a digital video camera wielded by someone named Hud in the movie. The concept used is like another old movie titled Blair Witch Project which is uncommon but fun to watch.

Warning: This review contains spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.

Cloverfield (2008)

"This is insane." - unknown person in Cloverfield

Release Date:
January 18th, 2008

Starring:
Rob by Michael Stahl-David
Hud by T.J. Miller
Lily by Jessica Lucas
Marlena by Lizzy Caplan
Jason by Mike Vogel
Beth by Odette Yustman

Directed by:
Matt Reeves

Official Website:
http://www.cloverfieldmovie.com/

Unlike the other movies, Cloverfield doesn't tell us how the heck the huge monster landed upon the Earth and why it started attacking those architectural landmarks in Manhatten/NY madly. It doesn't even tell us who wins in the end, human or the giant monster. The movie started off with two people, probably a couple, in the apartment where the guy named Rob is recording with his digital camera. The girl, who lays naked on the bed with only a white blanket covering her body, named Beth (short of Elizabeth) just had some fun times with Rob the night before. Then followed by a farewell party for Rob because he has got a promotion and is going to Japan. The party is thrown by Rob's best friend, Hud, who happens to be the digital video cam wielder.

Our heroes and heroines being brought to the camp

Our heroes and heroines being brought to the camp

Something happens during the party where Rob and Beth seems to be unhappy with each others which I'm not going to elaborate it here so you gotta go watch the movie yourself to know it. Beth leaves the party and head back to her apartment. Then, in the middle of the party there is an earthquake. It happens for a couple of seconds and then it stops. So, everyone decides to go to the roof of the apartment and have a look. Suddenly they see explosion not far away from their apartment and there goes meteor rain...they quickly evacuate from the building and head out to the street below just to witness with their own eyes the Statue of Liberty's head rolling like a bowling ball onto the street. It looks funny when almost everyone get their cellphones and cameras out to take pictures of the head LoL

Beth's apartment Beth's apartment

Everyone try to get out of Manhatten through the Brooklyn bridge because that's the fastest way out of there. The situation is chaotic. When people are running accross the bridge suddenly a giant feet which looks more like the tentacle of an octopus breaks the bridge into half (Yes, at first I thought the monster was an octopus but later it is revealed and it is some kind of giant reptile eventhough it has millions of small creatures following it). Rob's brother, Jason, is killed in the incident. At the meantime, Beth calls Rob and she doesn't sound alright from what I heard in the phone call. Rob decides to return to the midtown and look for Beth. Three other friends of Rob say they will go with Rob though one of them was in doubt in the first place. Here is where all the frightening and scary scenes come. They go through the tunnel and meet with a few little "friends" which look like some kind of spider crossed with crab. These little friends greet them with a bite on one of our four young heroes and heroines. At the later stage of the movie we know that the bite causes an infectious desease because the military men throw her into something and kill her without leaving any trace...

A fanart of the Cloverfield's creature Fanart of Cloverfield's monster

This movie may give you the Lost's taste (Lost is a famous TV series) because the producer is of the same person - J.J. Abrams. As usual, J.J. Abrams leaves us with more questions after every episode of Lost and in Cloverfield it leaves us no clue about the creature. It never tell us whether the creature comes from outter space like Superman or Transformers, or it is a specimen of a government's confidential experiment. This is probably Cloverfield is a small piece of something bigger, you know what I mean. I really like its concept and it is better than Blair Witch Project because during BWP era there wasn't YouTuber's superb movie shooting skills. The picture quality of Cloverfield is very good and the same goes to the sound effects. I strongly recommend you to watch this in cinema/theatre like I did as you can only get the best feel of the movie there. Everything happens so fast and so real it gets even more real than those reality shows. Trust me.

Look at the banner behind them Look at the banner behind, marvellous!

I wonder how the digital video camera is so tough. It never gets destroyed during the entire show. It has shock-resistance from the way I saw it falls, drops and shakes. Its batteries never run out for about seven hours! If during the show the brand of that digital camera video is revealed I bet it will have some advertisement value to it HEHE

Watch this movie if you like horrors and adventures. This is a dizzying, disoriented fast-moving ordeal, often shot from the perspective of a man running for his life while panicked crowds scream and push him around. If you're prone to motion sickness this ride is not for you.

I rated it 3 out of 5.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

My Little Experience With LRT

Since I'm no more renting room in Setapak, KL so I'm now travelling back and forth between Puchong Jaya and Setapak to attend classes at UTAR. Actually, I have been travelling with public bus since my foundation course which was in Petaling Jaya one and a half years ago. Before that I seldom take public bus because during my primary and secondary school periods I have always been sticked with paid (by parents) school bus services

Now, I have to attend classes at UTAR Setapak not only I need to take public bus but also I have to take LRT (Light Rail/Rapid Transit) in order to reach there. To be honest, before this I only took LRT for like less than 10 times. I only take LRT when there were PC fairs at KL Convention Centre. Anyway, now LRT has become a very common type of public transportation to me.

Putra LRT

LRT is quite fast although not as fast as in many of the developed countries like Japan. It saves up a lot of my time. However, if you're going to take LRT around 7:30-9:30am in the morning you have to queue up for like 20-30 minutes before you get your butts into that train. Every train that arrive is already so packed that there is only a space for like 10 more people to stuck into it. It's funny seeing people rush and push themselves into the train LoL good thing is that everyone is lining up thus so far I haven't witness any accident with my own eyes.

Queing Up - drawn by James with MS Paint

Inside LRT, the only thing you can see is head, head and head. Sometimes I feel shy looking at everyone and it gets even worse when the train go underground and through the dark tunnel where there is no scenery to look at. So I just close my eyes and pretend to sleep. Then, I have to start thinking a way to open my eyes back later so that I won't look unnatural by "waking up" immediately just like that infront of other people...

Inside LRT - drawn by James with MS Paint

I wish Putra LRT company will increase the number of trains so that it can save more times for those people in the morning who are usually the students and workers who are rushing to school and office. They gotta do something before things become like that as shown in the picture below.

Train Overloaded

There was even once a middle aged woman collapsed and lost conscious for about 5 seconds. It was probably due to the lack of oxygen inside the train since hundred of passengers struggling to get it while exhaling lots and lots of Carbon Dioxide. Also, there was once when the train suddenly went emergency brake and everyone was sandwiched LoL...luckily no one was hurt and there was an announcement apologizing to all the passengers that time. I bet the workers at the station were laughing out loud looking at us...either that or they were feeling guilty.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Funniest Video Ever by ChurchOfBlow

Few days ago I was browsing the YouTube website and watched several funny videos there. That was when I stumbled across this cool and interesting video by CoB. A video which I can guarantee that you will watch it again and again for at least thrice just because of the song itself. I don't know if you will find it meaningful or not, but heck, watch it just for the sack of entertainment and recreation after a long day of work and school. Check it out, especially for haters! You got nothing to lose, am I right? :P

Warning: Explicit language is used in this video and it is uncensored. For instance, the phrase "you s*ck" is used n repeated for a total of 27 times within the video. Correct me if I am wrong. Be warned.

Warning: Please make sure you pause the musics which I embedded within this blog before streaming the video below.

YouTube Is My Life by ChurchOfBlow:


"Poem" of the Year:
You suck at making movies,
you pathetic geek;
Your premise is shaky, your outlook is bleak;
There isn't a too painful way for your life to end;
You really need a girlfriend.

YouTube is my life.

You should just quit now, you talentless hack;
I want those minutes you stole from me back;
No one really like you here so let's not pretend;
You really need a girlfriend.

YouTube is my life.

You pay attention, you somekind of poor;
I'm not some promotionist what YouTube is for;
I think I got the gamete for your life to mend(???);
You really need a girlfriend.

YouTube is my life. You suck!

It's so exhausting being a hater;
I put off my other tasks to later;
No work, no sex, not even bathing;
It's a full time job just makes me heavier.

You suck! YouTube is my life.

- CoB

P.S. Afterall I think this video is about asking people to stop copying other people's ideas when making videos and also about asking people to stop posting boring+useless videos on YouTube. Now say "YouTube is my life" and tell those talentless hack "you really need a girlfriend". LoL

Saturday, January 19, 2008

My Secret Crush

If I am not mistaken I have never mention about who is my dream girl and who I love or who I have a crush on. I think it is time to reveal her now. Please read one line by one line and in the end you will find out who is she that I have a crush on.

I met with this girl one and a half years ago. Where? Secret. I told you I am just gonna reveal who is she, not where we met. She looks a lot younger than I but we are peers, probably because I'm big sized. When she first caught my eyes I knew nothing about her, my mind just told me that she has a pretty face and she looks beautiful. Since that day onwards, I have always been secretly keeping my eyes on her. I know, you now must be thinking that I am crazy LoL

To get to know more about her I tried to contact her on-line. Then, we just have some chit-chat on the net for a few weeks and we stopped doing so later. No, we seldom talk with each others in real life so that's not why we stopped chatting on-line. Actually, I don't even know why we stopped doing so, maybe I have scared her? Don't know...but that shouldn't be the reason cause she mustn't know that I have a crush on her that time.

She has a unique voice which I really like to listen. She speaks so clearly where I can remember word by word what she has said because it is just so crystal clear. When others people talk to me usually I will beg for their pardon to repeat themselves again but not when she talks to me. Well, although she speaks to me once in a blue moon, I can recognize her voice when she talks to others and I am nearby. This world does not require music as long as I can hear her voice all the time!

Her smiles, her actions and movements are so attractive. Sometimes she looks like a little bit tomb boy but most of the time I can see that she is a very polite girl. I must admit that I am a very shy person who doesn't even have the gut to look at any girl face-to-face even from far distance. There were times when I was looking at her and she probably noticed someone was looking at her so she turned her face and looked at me. Immediately I turned my face away and I was thinking was I being rude by acting like that or was it a good move so that I don't scare her. I don't know what she thinks about me. Should I say "Hi" to her instead of turning my face away? I just felt like I have stopped breathing when my mind was full with all these thoughts about her.

I want to be a close friend of hers but how? I can't just go buy a Cornetto ice-cream for her and ask whether she would like to go out with me on a date simply because I don't have the guts to do so and I don't know what she really think about me. What if she doesn't like a guy friend like me? I'm big sized and I'm not very good-looking.

I wish God will show me some signs if the girl I have a crush on does like my kind. Maybe if the next time we walk pass each others she will say "Hi" to me first then I know that I'm not that scary as I think I am.

I guess I have typed quite a lot now. So, who is the girl that I have a crush on? Do you really want to know? Well, just scroll down and find out.

The

girl

that

I

have

a

crush

on

all

these

times

is

...

-drum rolls-


Kuchiki Rukia from the Bleach anime!

LoL What? You think I am stupid enough to reveal my crush on my blog? Yea, I really do have a secret crush on a girl but it isn't Kuchiki or some anime character. I just can't reveal her because I don't know whether she reads my blog or not. I can't take the risk to ruin any little opportunity to become her close friend :P

Saturday, January 12, 2008

KennySia's Funniest Post Ever

>>Diu Or No Diu<< by KennySia

"Kenny is on TV!" Sneakpeeks:
"Poor Starting" Part 1/5:


"Getting Worse" Part 2/5:


"Heart-breaking" Part 3/5:


"No-Eye-Sees" Part 4/5:


"Doesn't Really Matter Anymore" Part 5/5:

In The Future...

Can you imagine what are there in this world 100 years later? Will there be any trace of human that is still alive by the time? Will Earth becomes extremely polluted or will human race overcomes the problem? Will every ordinary person able to own a personal flying vehicle? Will robots created as human's slaves or controlling the human race itself? Will there be galaxy wars (or "Star Wars" if you prefer) and will we meet other alien lifeforms in the universe? Will there be more idiots living on Earth like in the movie "Idiocracy"? Will there be enough fuel to generate eletricity and vehicles? Will there be more wars? Will the owner of this blog abandons his blog? Will Armageddon come before that?

One thing for sure, the future is uncertain...

P.S. I'm back to school after 3 months of holidays. First week wasn't too bad but I guess I will be having hard time struggling with Mathematics for Engineering II. I'm thinking about my future now...wondering if I will be able to find a job after graduation or working in different field instead.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Skipped New Year Countdown

For the past 2 years, during the 31st of December I would be having BBQ with an old friends of mine, together with his friends, who lives in Shah Alam. This year I did not receive any call from him about BBQ, probably he has stopped organizing one for this year. Anyway, it's not because we aren't friends anymore because few days before Christmas we went out for a movie nearby my apartment in Puchong.

Before last 2 years, I haven't meet this friend or maybe I should say I didn't know much about him yet since he was from another high school and just transfered to mine. So, the past 31st of Decembers I always go watch fireworks at Sunway as they have it every week. I would go with my entire family to enjoy the show.

This year, as I said, it's different. No BBQ, no fireworks as I decided to watch it on TV instead. My family, as usual, went to Sunway withour me for the 3rd time. I stayed at home watching live show from Sg Wang where they are having countdown concert. This is the first time I feel that New Year is just so...er, so normal. It was like it's not a big day at all. Yeah, I guess I really skipped last year's countdown.

Anyway, thank those who wished me a Happy New Year on MSN messenger today. I wish everyone has a wonderful and properous year too. Great, I feel so numb...it's like it's really not a big day for me, at least for this year I don't feel anything.