27 November 2005

Congratulations on the birth of two new boys!!

Congratulations for the following friends of mine who have newborn babies:

  • To Laily Mastura - Laily gave birth by caesarian to a boy on 25 November 2005. I always teased her that she will giving birth to a girl but my prediction was wrong. Never mind lah.. at least her daughter have a new brother to play with.

  • While I was at shopping at pasar malam yesterday (26 November), I received a SMS from Tham Weng Onn who announced that his wife Sandy has given birth to their second son. The baby came two weeks earlier than scheduled. His son Edmund managed to chit chat with me when I called his father to congratulate him. Edmund is three years only and will also be having a new brother to play with.

24 November 2005

Superman Returns?

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.

Directed by Bryan Singer (X2: X-Men United, X-Men, The Usual Suspects), SUPERMAN RETURNS stars newcomer Brandon Routh.

Superman Returns will be released on June 30, 2006.

Close down my photo blog?

I am considering to close down my photo blog. Any comments from any one?

Why I choose to close..
  1. No photos to post (I don't shoot the food that I eat cos I have home cooked meal where I am too shy to disclose what I have)
  2. Very low number of visitors (maybe nothing much to see and no new photos)

19 November 2005

Harry Porter and the Goblet of Fire

Like the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Porter "trilogy" is another must watch movie in my books. Not to watch it from the DVD but to enjoy such movies on the big screen with full DTS effect. Well, the whole family managed to watch Harry Porter and the Goblet of Fire on the second day of its premiere. Actually, we were suppose to watch it on 17 November, but seats to the 9.00 p.m. show were only available from the second row from the screen onwards. The next show was at 11.55 p.m. but that's way past our bed time, so we have to settle for 18 November 9.00 p.m. show.

I have watched all the three previous Harry Porter trilogy, would not miss this one. My opinion, this is by far the best one. The effects were great plus a good story line. But still Lord Voldemart remained alive... but if he's dead the trilogy would not continued unless there is a new villain.

My advise.. go and see this movie it's worth your money. No regrets.

18 November 2005

My daughter's blog

My daughter, Carrie started her blog which she informed me today. Have a visit to her blog "Here in my heart" from this link before I change my template to accomodate the link.
She is currently having her SPM examinations and the first two postings are on her experience going through the examinations.

My son's try on the Life Quiz

This Is My Life, Rated
Take the Rate My Life Quiz
My son, Darren was also curious about the Life Quiz results that I have posted earlier. He requested me to allow him to try out the quiz, the results were as above. Be mindful.. he is only 10 years old, so his Love is very low since he has yet to start his relationships. His Finance is not bad considering being backed by a reasonably well to do father! The rest of the results are quite normal.

17 November 2005

Eddie Guerrero - RIP

For wrestling fans, you would sure know who Eddie Guerrero is. Well he passed away suddenly on Sunday, 13 November in a hotel room in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 38. Guerrero is survived by his wife Vickie and three daughters. It was now known that Eddie died of heart disease. His wife said "" that the blood vessels were very worn and narrow, and that just showed all the abuse from the scheduling of work and his past. And Eddie just worked out like crazy all the time. It made his heart grow bigger and work harder and the vessels were getting smaller, and that?s what caused the heart failure. He went into a deep sleep." (credit slamsports.com).


Rate my Life Quiz

This Is My Life, Rated
Take the Rate My Life Quiz
Tried rating my life, not a bad result but it may not the true picture of me!!

16 November 2005

Easy blogging

Seeing that the prices of Dell notebooks are going down I decided to get one myself. The Dell Inspiron 6000 with 15.4" screen was going for RM3,099. I ordered a unit before Hari Raya (i.e. end of October). Due to the long Deeparaya holidays, the notebook was safely delivered to me on 8 November.

Why did I choose to get a notebook? Well I bought a Compaq notebook in three years ago which cost RM3,499 with AMD processor. Three years after that, the price of notebooks did not change much but the processor, hard disk space and RAM have improved by leaps and bounce. I needed another notebook because the Compaq is placed in my daughter's room where they have easy access to the net from the room (my whole house is wi-fied). I also require the notebook for some work and presentation when the need arise. The biggest reason for getting the notebook was that the deal was so good. It came with following specs and offers:
  • Intel Pentium (M) Processor 1.60 GHz, 2MB Cache 400 MHz FSB (whatever that FSB is)
  • 15.4" XGA TFT Display with resolution 1280 X 800
  • Upgraded to 512MB DDR2 SDRAM
  • 60GB Ultra ATA Hard drive
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 SD card slot
  • Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Combo Drive (yeah baby I can now burn DVDs)
  • Dell Large Backpack (to put the notebook)
Total price RM3,104-00 plus delivery payable by 12 months interest free instalments (that's RM259 a month)

Damien bought the same model with lower spec about 6 months ago at RM3,900, Monica bought the same model 3 months ago where the price is about RM200 more. Today, Damien showed me the Dell catalogue where the price of the same notebook is now RM2,099-00. Price tumbling down again.

Guess what? I am writing this posting with the notebook on my lap and on my bed ready to go to sleep when I finish this posting.

What a wonderful world... oh yeahhhhhhhh

The stork's in town

Just to keep Siva who is in Aberdeen updated, the stork's in town. Two new babies arrived late last month.

The first was to Tan Shien Doon, he became a father again (sorry did not information on the gender of the baby) on 7 November.

Three days later, Rubagan was the father to his second child who is a girl.

Before this was a girl to Shaiful who was born in September.

The next baby coming will be for Laily. She walked like Humpty Dumpty where I always tease and imitate the way she's walking. Best of luck, good wishes and safe delivery to her where I think the baby will coming anytime very very soon.

Great to be back

Hey, it's been a long long time since my last posting. Why so long did not post? Ehhhhh... lazy mah!!

Been busy with my goldfish. The story will come later (I hope).
Well I am currently having fun using Google Earth. It's the software where you can locate any place on Earth (well almost any where). I managed to locate my home. Here the photo of it.
I am terribly terrified by the details of the picture. The coordinates can be easily obtained and just imagine that the coordinates can be loaded into a missile. Bullseye.. the missile can destroy house with a blink of an eye. But the picture was taken about two years ago. How do I know? Well the surrounding areas around my house has been fully developed now. I had stayed in this house for 1 year. The semi-Ds located before my were not built yet, today all the semi-Ds are completed and ready for occupancy.

Another surprise was the "Kuala Lumpur" map indicator was dead centre at my office. Very very dangerous, missile also can be targeted at the building.In the end this shows how technological advance are the images taken with satellite.

Larger photos above are avaiable at my photo blog.

05 November 2005

Honda Civic coming!

I refer to my posting on the new Honda Civic in September. Here are some photos from America (the design should not varies much for the local version). As confirmed in the paper, the Civic will be in Malaysia end of next year.. interested, save up to get a piece of this machinery.

03 November 2005

Movie Marathon

The first day of Hari Raya, another holiday, my son again (I keep use him as an excuse) pestered me to take him to the movies. Today is the first day premier or the Disney Movie "Chicken Little". As usual, the promotion of the movie in the TV he insist that he wanted to see the movie. Then there's another movie which my daughter suggested, Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride".

We landed at Sunway Pyramid because Tanjung Village cinemas are they where they have the exclusive for "Corpse Bride". Guess what, we ended taking both movies in a go. It started with "Chicken Little" at 1.40 p.m. and the next movie "Corpse Bride" at 3.15 p.m. It's actually started at Cineplex No: 4 and then to Cineplex No: 8.

Actually, I want reluctant to see both movies because I don't fancy much about "Chicken Little" where it's just a story about a little chicken. At the movie, the story was a bit lit "Wars of The World" where earth is being attacked by alien when the child of the alien was left back at earth during their"stopover".

I am not a fan of Tim Burton's film because he has a weird way of making movies. Take for example like "The Night Before Christmas", "Edward Scissors Hand" and "Batman 2". I fell asleep during the movie because the story was slow and not much of action. What do you expect when the movie is made using stop motion method. The story is about a writer named Victor who was destined to marry a woman of his parent's choice named Victoria. Victor did not performed well during his wedding vow ceremony and landed at a cemetery where he accidentally married a corpse.

02 November 2005

Burnout Revenge

One of my favorite game currently in the PS2 is Burnout Revenge which is the latest version of the Burnout series.

It a game where you need to drive and crash into traffic from the back and earn money and medals from it. It also provide you to challenge other cars in a "Takedown" mode to win a race. In previous car racing games that I have played, those games only offered you to challenge other cars to win a race. With Burnout, you get to crash into them and the crashing part is very dramatic:

1. You can see other cars flipping in front of you when you get a "Takedown".
2. When you crash again on going traffic or against a wall, you car get busted into bits.
3. Better still is when you get to fly off a bridge.. wow the scene is spectacular.

My son and me enjoy to challenge each other in the game where there were times where we took each other out instead of taking out the opponent cars. We had such a good time playing with it where our screams and moaning were even heard by our neighbors and to mention those in my family.

That's why I recommended to stay at home and enjoy the PS2 instead of risking our lives on the road during the festive season. At least, no matter how I crash my car in the game, I am still in one piece (I only pity the PS2 joystick which I am using),

01 November 2005

Day trip to Genting Highlands

Today, I took my family up to Genting Highlands, why? Ahhh. just to let the kids see the changes there since we went there about a year ago. Furthermore, my daughter, Carrie, is organizing a trip there with her friends after completion of her SPM. The place as usual was packed with people but what was worse was the favorite ride were decommission for maintenance. I think they purposely did that so as not to stress the ride too much with unstoppable queue of people waiting for their turn for the rides.

The eateries were packed with people. From the hotel restaurants to the fast food outlets... packed with people. So we decided to go to Gotong Jaya to have lunch. Less crowd and more reasonably priced food.

Spend about five hours for the whole day trip. That's only for today, there is still a strech of holidays to go through... have to think of ways to keep my children sane!!!

Wasted lives

Every year when the festive season begins, be it the Chinese New Year or Hari Raya Adilfitri every one's rushing back to their kampong or for those who are not celebrating the festival, they will rush off for their vacations in some places that the like.

Every year the same old story, people dying on the roads when they are traveling. Not surprisingly for this year Deeparaya, forty people (40) people died on the road on Sunday and Monday (30 and 31 October 2005). The police reported that there were 1,892 road accidents in the two days.

Despite the Government effort and campaigns, still it is very sad to receive such news. What if the news received involved the people that we know or even worse, the people that we loved.

So my advice..... stay at home, watch TV, play with your PS2 (buy one if you don't have it) and keep yourselves off the road.